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Fireworks: UF's homer barrage sends UM packing

GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s bats were held quiet against Virginia, but the Gators brought the thunder Tuesday night, ending Miami’s season with a bang to stave off elimination at the College World Series. 

The Miami Herald’s George Richards wrote the gamer from UF’s 10-2 win in TD Ameritrade Park.

The highlights: 

* UF smashed four dingers, including the three longest homers ever in the stadium. Peter Alonso's blast traveled 421-feet to straightaway center. 

 * The four long balls were the most in a CWS game at TD Ameritrade Park. 

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* Florida left fielder Harrison Bader became the first player since 2008 to leadoff a CWS game with a home run. 

* The Gators outscored the Hurricanes 25-5 in two games in Omaha. 

* UF has won 21-of-26 over UM, including eight consecutive postseason matchups. In a related note, Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan has never lost to the Canes in the NCAA Tournament. 

* Florida ended Miami’s season for the fourth time since 2009. 

UF is now set for a rematch with Virginia on Friday (3 p.m., ESPN2). UF must beat UVA twice to advance to the CWS Finals after losing to the Cavaliers 1-0 on Monday evening.

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