Florida completed an undefeated run thru Bracket One of the CWS Friday afternoon with a 6-4 win over Vanderbilt to advance to the championship series Monday night against either USC or Virginia. It’s Florida’s 5th win in 6 games against the Commodores this season.
The Gators led 4-1 going to the 7th. The Commodores scored a pair of runs but left the bags loaded. In the 8th, trailing 4-3, Vandy loaded the bases again but managed just one run to tie. Florida responded with two runs in the bottom of the 8th to retake the lead at 6-4. The Commodores got a two out double in the ninth but couldn’t score.
Florida improves to 53-17. Austin Maddox earned the win in relief and is 3-0. Vanderbilt concluded its season at 54-12. Sonny Gray, who gave up six earned runs, took the loss and falls to 12-4.