FLORIDA SWEEPS MIAMI
The Florida Gators became the first team to clinch a spot in the 2010 College World Series with their 2-0 Super Regional sweep of Miami in Gainesville, FL. Click the links below for more details on the two series wins.
Florida next faces either UCLA or Cal State Fullerton in its first CWS appearance since 2005.
By clicking the “Gainesville Super Regional” link above this page will expand to fully support the table below.
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Best two of three series (all times Eastern)
* Florida wins series (2-0)
Podcast with Florida’s Tyler Thompson
Florida: (#3 National Seed) Now in his third season as head coach, Kevin O’Sullivan’s Gators are hosting a Super Regional for the second straight season. Last year’s is one Florida would just as soon forget. Southern Mississippi swept two games from the Gators at McKethan Stadium to advance to Omaha. All four of the program’s Super Regional appearances have come in the last seven years.
Freshman Brian Johnson is one of the top two-way players in the country, and his play in the Gainesville Regional showed it. Johnson is 6-4 with a 3.67 ERA on the mound to go with a .411 average, 4 HR and 16 RBIs in 24 starts as a DH this season. The Gator’s don’t have any eye-popping offensive numbers, but they do everything very well. Matt den Dekker leads the team with a .361 average and 23 stolen bases to go along with 13 HR, Austin Maddox has team highs with 17 HR and 68 RBIs and Preston Tucker plucks along with .345/11 HR/48 RBI numbers.
Florida is one of three Super Regional teams whose pitching staff has no complete games this season. Alex Panteliodis (10-2, 3.39 ERA) is the front man in the rotation, while Kevin Chapman (3-0, 1.28 ERA, 11 SVs) leads a group of five relievers who have at least one save (including a handful of the 3 inning variety) in 2010.
Miami: The Hurricanes are making their NCAA record 38th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. They have made it to Omaha in 11 of Jim Morris’ 16 seasons as head coach, including most recently in 2008. Their season ended last year in Gainesville when they lost to Florida in the Regional championship game.
Catcher Yasmani Grandal (.411/14/58) is the team’s top overall hitter. He sports a 1.267 OPS. Harold Martinez’s 21 HR leads the team, while Stephen Perez and Zeke DeVoss each have 24 stolen bases. With 104 home runs and 103 stolen bases he Hurricanes are one of two teams in the Super Regional field (along with Coastal Carolina) that have topped the century mark in both categories.
Chris Hernandez (10-3, 2.77 ERA) is Miami’s top starter. Seven other pitchers have combined to make the other 44 starts, including David Gutierrez (5-2, 5.12 ERA) who has five saves and has also made eight starts. Daniel Miranda (5-2, 3.35 ERA, 5 SVs) leads the team with 33 relief appearances.
Gainesville Super Regional