COL BB: Florida 8, Texas 4

June 19, 2011 at 1:14 AM

OMAHA, June 19 (UPI) -- Preston Tucker's RBI double capped a five-run outburst in the middle innings Saturday that carried Florida to an 8-4 College World Series win over Texas.

The Gators scored five consecutive runs in the middle frames, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to establish a 5-3 lead.

Bryson Smith went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and Brian Johnson also drove in two runs to back Hudson Randall, who gave up four runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings for the victory.

The Gators advanced to face Vanderbilt Monday with the win.

The Longhorns, which got an RBI double from Jordan Etier in the loss, fell into the losers' bracket where they will face North Carolina in an elimination game Monday.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Josh Donaldson agrees to deal with Tornonto Blue Jays
5 Reasons why Denver Broncos will/won't be repeat champions
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Man uses snowboard to wakeboard on flooded streets
Peyton Manning's mom: 'I would like for him to retire'