Florida defeats LSU in two games to win first College World Series championship
For the first time in program history, the Florida Gators are College World Series champions.
For the second straight night, the Gators held on in a nail-biter over conference rival LSU — though the final score might not reflect the close nature of the Tuesday night contest.
Florida survived first-and-third, no-out threats in both the seventh and eighth innings while clinging to a 2-1 lead. Those Houdini acts allowed the Gators time to finally break through against the Tigers bullpen, scoring four times to put away the Tigers 6-1.
Tyler Dyson gave coach Kevin O'Sullivan six strong innings, keeping up the theme of tremendous starting pitching that helped win the trophy, while Jackson Kowar came out of the bullpen to get out of a jam in the eighth and pick up the save.
Scroll through below for a recap of all the quotes and action from the Gators' historic week in Omaha.
Here is a schedule for the 2017 College World Series. All times are eastern.
|College World Series|
|Saturday, June 17|
|Game 1||Oregon State 6, Cal State Fullerton 5||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 2||LSU 5, Florida State 4||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sunday, June 18|
|Game 3||Louisville 8, Texas A&M 4||2 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 4||Florida 3, TCU 0||7 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Monday, June 19|
|Game 5||Florida State 6, Cal State Fullerton 4||2 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 6||Oregon State 13, LSU 1||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Tuesday, June 20|
|Game 7||TCU 4, Texas A&M 1||2 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 8||Florida 5, Louisville 1||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Wednesday, June 21|
|Game 9||LSU 7, Florida State 4||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Thursday, June 22|
|Game 10||TCU 4, Louisville 3||8 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Friday, June 23|
|Game 11||LSU 3, Oregon St. 1||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 12||TCU 9, Florida 2||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, June 24|
|Game 13||LSU 6, Oregon St. 1||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 14||Florida 3, TCU 0||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Championship Series (best of three)|
|Monday, June 26|
|Game 1||Florida 4, LSU 3||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Tuesday, June 27|
|Game 2||Florida 6, LSU 1||8 p.m.||ESPN|
College World Series: Pairings, game times and TV schedule announced for Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. — The pairings and game times for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 71st MCWS will take place at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, from June 17-27/28.
The first game this Saturday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. CT, and will feature Cal State Fullerton (39-22) against No. 1 national seed Oregon State (54-4). Saturday’s second game features No. 4 national seed LSU (48-17) against Florida State (45-21), and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT.
The Sunday doubleheader features the No. 7 national seed Louisville (52-10) vs. Texas A&M (41-21) at 1 p.m. CT. In the evening game starting at 6 p.m. CT, No. 6 national seed TCU (47-16) will be squaring off against No. 3 national seed Florida (47-18).
The losers of Saturday’s two games will play at 1 p.m. CT Monday, June 19. While Saturday’s winners face off at 6 p.m. CT Monday, June 19. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, June 20. Sunday’s winners will meet Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. CT.
The winners of the two brackets will play a best-of-three College World Series Finals, with the first game set for 6 p.m. CT Monday, June 26. The second game is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT Tuesday, June 27, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 7 p.m. CT Wednesday, June 28.