Super Regionals All Set ---- Mostly

Thanks to heavy rains in South Florida, the Florida Gators still don't know who they will be hosting for the Super Regional and a spot in the College World Series. But they do know when they're playing.

The Gators drew 7:00 start times for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at McKethan Stadium with the Sunday game to be played only if necessary. Miami and Texas A&M are slated to resume their game at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon with the Hurricanes leading 3-2 in the second inning.

Florida is one of five SEC teams to advance to the Super Regional round, which is more than any other conference. However the Gators are the only school that will be playing at home.

Alabama will play at Clemson. Arkansas travels to Tempe to face Arizona State. South Carolina heads upstate to Myrtle Beach for a Super Regional against Coastal Carolina and Vanderbilt will be in Tallahassee facing Florida State. The Commodores upset No. 7 Louisville to open the door for the Seminoles to get to play at home.

Depending on the outcome of the Miami/Texas A&M game the ACC will have three or four teams still playing including Virginia which hosts Oklahoma.

The other Super Regionals have TCU visiting Texas and UCLA entertaining Cal-State Fullerton.


For the Gators this is their third Super Regional appearance with all coming at home. Florida beat Florida State in 2005 while losing to Southern Mississippi last year. Both times the Super Regional lasted just two games.


Matt den Dekker has had a big senior year and that's moved him up in many Gator career categories. The centerfielder is now sixth in hits (259), fourth in runs (217), seventh in home runs (33), and tied for seventh in RBI (158) and fifth in stolen bases (65).


Kevin Chapman has recorded 11 saves, which is tied for the fourth best single season total at UF. He needs one more to tie John Pricher for third best and two saves to match the career record of 13 shared by Danny Wheeler and Josh Fogg.

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