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College World Series: Florida beats LSU for first national championship

College World Series: Florida beats LSU for first national championship

Maybe this wasn't Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan's best team. It is, however, his first national championship team.

A year after the Gators went two games and out at the College World Series with a team seeded No. 1 and loaded with high draft picks, they won five of six in Omaha and completed a sweep of Southeastern Conference rival LSU in the finals with a 6-1 victory Tuesday night.

The Gators scored four runs in the eighth inning to pull away and now, for the first time in the program's 103-year history, the championship trophy will be with the team when it travels back to Gainesville.

“Just a gritty group, that's all I can say,” said O'Sullivan, the 10th-year coach...

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