After using ace Brandon Gold against Bethune-Cookman on Saturady and going long with star reliever Matthew Gorst against Connecticu Sunday afternoon, Hall’s best options were unavailable for Florida. He went with Cole Pitts, who came into the game with a 6.63 ERA. Pitts hung on until the fifth. There, he gave up a two-out single to Jonathan India, at which point Hall brought in Keyton Gibson. Gibson gave up back-to-back doubles to Peter Alonso and JJ Schwarz to increase the lead to 3-0.
Florida added four more in the sixth on three singles, two walks, an error and a sacrifice bunt and a final two in the top of the ninth. Pitts (3-4) took the loss in his final collegiate appearance.
Florida will advance to play Florida State in a super-regional to be held in Gainesville next weekend.