College World Series: Florida Throttles Miami In Front Of Record Crowd 15-3

By  //  June 14, 2015

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26,377 Fans In Attendance Saturday Night

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Florida used a record-tying 11-run fourth inning to take control of its College World Series opener and roll to a 15-3 victory over the Hurricanes before 26,377 fans at TD Ameritrade Park. (Image by Matt Miller/Omaha-World-Herald)

OMAHA – Miami discovered Saturday night what Florida’s past nine opponents already knew.

If you’re looking for a team that might be playing at a different level in the season’s stretch run, the Gators are your club.

Florida used a record-tying 11-run fourth inning to take control of its College World Series opener and roll to a 15-3 victory over the Hurricanes before 26,377 fans at TD Ameritrade Park.

The turnout was the fourth largest since the CWS moved to the downtown stadium in 2011.

Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan dismissed the mauling of Miami, the No. 5 national seed, as just “one of those nights.” The thing is, those nights are happening with alarming frequency for the Gators’ opponents.

Josh Tobias

Josh Tobias

“We’re feeling pretty confident,” said third baseman Josh Tobias, one of two Florida hitters with three RBIs Saturday.

“In the past four or five games, everyone is contributing. Our whole lineup is producing.”

Florida’s 15 runs, the most scored in a CWS game at TD Ameritrade and the most since Fresno State hung 19 on Georgia in 2008, marked the sixth time the Gators have hit double figures in a 10-game winning streak that started after a loss in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

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