The No. 1 national seed Florida Gators defeated the No. 2 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Sunday night, 15-3, to improve to 3-0 and capture the Gainesville, Fla., regional title. The Gators now advance to the Super Regionals and wait to see if North Carolina State or Vanderbilt will play them in that round.
The Gators scored all 15 runs before the start of the sixth inning, powered by a four-run first inning and a seven-run fifth inning. Catcher Mike Zunino and center fielder Daniel Pigott had big days with four RBI each while former Colorado Rockies draftee OF Preston Tucker went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and a walk. Justin Shafer and Josh Tobias each drove in two runs. Nolan Fontana, Brian Johnson and Casey Turgeon each drove in a run.
Brian Johnson was also on the mound for the Gators and allowed one run on three hits in five innings.