The Florida Gators clearly wanted to make sure that Game 2 of the College World Series didn’t come anywhere near extra innings again.
Florida put up 24 runs against LSU on Sunday to tie the series at one and set a bit of history in the process.
Her 24 catches set a new College World Series record surpassing Notre Dame, which set the record with 23 against Northern Colorado, according to USA TODAY.
Another team that came close to the previous record is Arizona State, which tied it in 1984.
It wasn’t just the number of runs that made Sunday a historic day in Omaha for the Gators.
fl She scored 23 hits and hit six home runs in triumph.
The six visitors set a new record for most homers in a College World Series Finals game, and the high volume of hits also set a Finals record.
In the third period, the Gators took control of the game, coming back from a 3-1 deficit.
Florida scored six runs in the third, including a grand slam by Ty Evans to break the tie at 3-3.
Evans was one of two Florida players to hit two home runs in defeating LSU.
Jacques Caglianone also hit two home runs in the game and White Langford went 5-for-5.
“Obviously we can’t take any of these runs until tomorrow,” Gators coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “We’ll have to reset and restart. But very proud of the way they responded after last night’s massive loss.”
Monday’s champion will be crowned when LSU and the Gators battle it out in Game 3 at Charles Schwab Field in Nebraska.
The Gators will take home their first College World Series since 2017 if they win, and LSU will claim their program’s first title since 2009.