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OMAHA, Neb. — Florida evened the College World Series Championship Series Sunday with a 24-4 win over LSU at Charles Schwab Field.

LSU (53-17) and Florida (54-16) will meet again at 6 p.m. CT Monday, with the winner claiming the 2023 NCAA title.

The game will be televised on ESPN and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network. The radio pregame show begins at 5:30 p.m. and the broadcast will be streamed live at www.LSUsports.net/live.

Florida centerfielder Wyatt Langford paced the Gators with a 5-for-5 day at the plate, including two doubles, one homer and six RBI.

Both first baseman Jac Caglianone and rightfielder Ty Evans contributed two homers and five RBI for the Gators.

“It was a tough one, obviously,” said LSU coach Jay Johnson. “Really good job by Florida swinging the bat. You have to credit them. It was just an onslaught of good at-bats and barrels. And they’re a great team, and they played great today.”

Florida reliever Blake Purnell (2-0) was credited with the win, as he entered the game in the third inning and fired 1.2 scoreless frames with no hits and two walks.

Nick Ficarrotta earned his second save of the season, as he worked the final five innings and limited the Tigers to one run on three hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

LSU starting pitcher Nate Ackenhausen (3-1) was charged with the loss, as he allowed six runs – three earned – in 2.1 innings with one walk and five strikeouts.

“Look at the two teams that are playing,” Johnson said. “These are the two best teams in college baseball. Would I have liked today to have been different? Yeah. I think we were prepared to play at the beginning of the game. And then we asked Nate to get out there and give us everything he could. I’m really excited about tomorrow night. And I know our players are too.”

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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JumpingJimFlash13 months
Hss there ever been an everyday starter as bad as Jason Thompson in LSU history? My wife has come to call him Jadon Dropsome
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Lowes knowsLSU13 months
Yah he sux but had to plug someone at yhat posotion. Well i mean he could habe done worse just got some bum off the street. Florida is no slouch
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Davy13 months
Great tagline.
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southsidedell13 months
Show that score in the title don't hide it lol. You did it for game one!
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GoneFishing2113 months
Hiding it would be leaving it out of the recap. The score is written in the first sentence.
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LSU_Legz13 months
Wheels def came off tonight, everything that could have gone wrong did. Get it out of your system, regroup, and get it done tomorrow. Geaux time.
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UnclePat7613 months
My biggest beef is leaving runners in scoring position. That first inning was a wasted opportunity.
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Scotcho Libre13 months
Modest headline
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