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2010 College World Series: Florida Gators Challenge Rivals Florida State, Miami

Published by on June 13, 2010

Call it the changing of the guard if you will.

For years Florida State and Miami were the state's premier baseball programs.

Reaching the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. wasn't a goal.

It was a requisite.

But after the Hurricanes' 4-3 loss in 10 innings to the Florida Gators in the Gainesville Super Regional last night, a school record 5,783 fans witnessed the possible end of an era.

Miami baseball has made the postseason an NCAA record 38 seasons.

With four national championships and 23 appearances in Omaha, it's one of the most storied programs.

Over the past two years, however, the Gators have blossomed from a second-class citizen to top dog in the state.

Heading into this postseason, Florida earned the third overall national seed, which neither the Seminoles or Canes achieved.

Although this Saturday will mark just their sixth trip to the College World Series and first since 2005, the Gators are on the rise.

In 2005 they were the NCAA runner-ups and eliminated the Seminoles in Super Regional play.

Head coach Kevin O'Sullivan continues to slowly steer top recruits away from the 'Noles and Canes.
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