Gators win their first College Baseball World Series

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Gators win their first College Baseball World Series

June 28, 2017 - 08:45

The University of Florida Gators won the College Baseball World Series by defeating fellow Southeastern Conference (SEC) team Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers. The Gators won the best of three series by winning the first two games. The Gators relied on their excellent pitching throughout the World Series.

The first Gators win was on Monday, June 26th, pitcher Brady Singer earned the win taking the Gators deep into the game, pitching for 7 innings. The second Gator win was 6-1 on Tuesday, June Tuesday 27th. The Gators took an early lead and never relinquished it. Both games were played at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

This was the first World Series win for the Gators, who were making their eleventh trip to the College World Series. They made it to the finals in 2005 and 2011.

The Gators Baseball team plays their home games at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium, which is named for a prominent Hernando County Citizen. Mr. McKethan was president and chairman of Hernando State Bank. In 1988, Mr. McKethan donated almost $3 million to the University of Florida, his alma mater, for construction of a new Baseball Stadium.

View of the pressbox at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Author richmond96