Kenny Towns drove in three runs, including the winner in the seventh, and Josh Sborz pitched four innings of shutout relief as Virginia defeated Florida 5-4 on Saturday night to set up a College World Series finals rematch against Vanderbilt.
Harrison Bader led off the game with the first of Florida's four home runs, Alex Faedo and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, and the Gators knocked Miami out of the College World Series with a 10-2 win Wednesday night.
Two nights after the Gators scored the most runs in the five years the College World Series has been played at TD Ameritrade Park, Florida was limited to just two hits by Brandon Waddell and Josh Sborz in a 1-0 loss to Virginia.
Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan and pitcher Bobby Poyner are packing a keener sense of appreciation for this trip to the College World Series. After a two-year absence, the Gators return to Omaha for a date with Miami on Saturday.