OMAHA, Neb. - Florida pitcher Alex Faedo threw 7⅓ scoreless innings and struck out 11 batters in the Gators' 3-0 win over TCU to advance to the College World Series final.
Florida (50-19) will face SEC rival LSU (52-18) for the title. The two schools shared the Southeastern Conference regular season title.
The Gators are in the CWS final for the first time since 2011.
Faedo broke Florida's single-season strikeout record in Saturday night's win over TCU. Ron Bonanno previously held the record with 149 strikeouts, which he set in 1994.
Florida Gators beat TCU 3-0 to advance to CWS final
The Gators shut out TCU for the second time this week. Entering the season, Florida had one shutout in 35 College World Series games.
TCU (50-18) was shut out for only the third time this season.
Florida mustered one run in the second inning. Austin Langworthy hit a double, and advanced to third base on a single by Jonathan India. Langworthy scored on Mike Rivera's RBI-ground out to second base.
In the fifth inning, Rivera was hit by a pitch. Christian Hicks gave Florida a 2-0 lead on a double that scored Rivera.
Hicks hit a triple in the seventh inning. He scored on a two-out chopper Deacon Liput hit to first base. The ball bounced left off the base as Liput beat the throw.
Florida plays LSU at 7 p.m. ET Monday in best-of-three championship series. Monday's game is on ESPN.
Dugout view of the final out! pic.twitter.com/szmUxe1VaB— Gators Baseball (@GatorsBB) June 25, 2017
Alex Faedo (@GatorsBB): Fifth pitcher in the last 30 seasons with two 10K games in the same College World Series.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 25, 2017