GAINESVILLE -- Florida trounced the Miami Hurricanes 16-5 on Sunday night. It was the first time in team history that Gators eliminated Miami from the playoffs. Entering the weekend, Miami had eliminated Florida from the NCAA tournament eight times.
Florida will now play either Southern Miss or Georgia Tech in the Super Regional round of the NCAA baseball tournament. Southern Miss and Georgia Tech play today in Atlanta. Tech defeated Southern Miss on Sunday night to force today's game.
Amazingly, Sunday was only the second time UM coach Jim Morris had been eliminated from the regional round of the NCAA tournament since he began coaching at Miami in 1994. Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan got the best Miami's legendary coach by making all the right calls this weekend. That was the subject of my story in today's paper. Here's the game story of yesterday's game by our Miami Hurricanes beat writer, Susan Miller-Degnan.
Not to add insult to injury or anything like that, but I managed to record part of Sunday's game -- the part when Morris got tossed by the home plate umpire. Enjoy.