Hurricanes, Gators will play for 242nd time, but 1st at CWS

By By ERIC OLSON 06.12.2015 news > Sports
Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan, right, follows baseball practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 12, 2015. Florida plays Miami in an NCAA College World Series baseball game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Miami and Florida are meeting at the College World Series for the first time on Saturday night in what will be their 242nd all-time meeting.

The Hurricanes (49-15) are back in Omaha for the 24th time and first since 2008. The Gators (46-19) are at the CWS for the ninth time, the fourth since 2010.

Neither team has played a non-conference opponent more often. Florida leads the series 127-113-1 and has won 19 of the last 24, including two of three in February in Gainesville.

Virginia (39-22) plays Arkansas (40-23) in the Bracket 1 opener on Saturday afternoon. Bracket 2 games Sunday pit TCU (49-13) against LSU (53-10) in the afternoon and Cal State Fullerton (39-23) against defending national champion Vanderbilt (47-19) at night.

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This story has been corrected to show Miami is in the College World Series for the 24th time.

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