Florida catcher Mike Rivera (4) and teammates celebrate Tuesday after defeating LSU in Game 2 of the College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb. Florida won 6-1 to sweep the series.

Worth noting: CWS Game 2

Special to Gatorsports.com
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:29 PM

• Florida wins its first CWS title in program history following two fruitless appearances in the CWS Finals (2005 and 2011).

• For the first time in three CWS Finals appearances, the Gators go undefeated. They were previously 0-4 in two Finals appearances

(2005 and 2011).

• Starting pitcher Tyler Dyson (4-0) picked up his first win as a starting pitcher in just the second start of his career.

• Dyson threw six innings, breaking both his personal innings-pitched marks as a reliever and a starter. His longest career start was

1.2 on April 11 vs. Florida State, and his longest outing as a reliever was 5.0 on June 12 vs. Wake Forest.

• Dalton Guthrie earned his team-best 22nd multi-hit game of the season with a 2-for-5 performance.

• Guthrie's two hits are a team-high 14 for the NCAA Tournament. They also added up to his sixth hit of the CWS. He tied Deacon

Liput for most hits among Gators this series.

• Guthrie extends his school record for most career CWS hits to 11, and Schwarz moves up the list to a tie for second with Mike

Rivera with 10.

• Plating a run in first inning is a rare occurrence for Florida. The Gators had been outscored 32-20 in the first inning coming into

today's game.

• Florida is 11-2 when scoring in the first inning and 32-7 when scoring first.

• Deacon Liput lead the Gators with 12 RBI in the NCAA Tournament and seven in the CWS.

• The Florida bullpen held LSU scoreless in five innings of relief in the CWS Finals.

• Jackson Kowar is the third consecutive pitcher to earn his first career save in the CWS title game. Nathan Kirby (Virgina, 2015),

Alex Cunningham (Coastal Carolina, 2016).

• Florida's 68 strikeouts in the CWS were the third highest of any team, trailing only Arizona State's 77 (1967) and Arizona's 75

(2016).

• Attendance at the College World Series was the highest in the 71-year history of the event. A total of 357,646 fans turned out for the 16 games at TD Ameritrade Park, surpassing the previous record of 353,378 for 16 games in 2015. Total attendance has not fallen below 300,000 since first hitting that mark in 2006. This year's average attendance of 22,352 was highest since the record 24,392 in 2013.

•All-CWS Team: Michael Papierski, catcher, LSU; Drew Mendoza, first base, Florida State; Nick Madrigal, second base, Oregon State; Dylan Busby, third base, Florida State; Timmy Richards, shortstop, Cal State Fullerton; Duplantis, outfield, LSU; Austin Langworthy, Florida; Watson, outfield, LSU; Brendan McKay, designated hitter, Louisville; Alex Faedo, pitcher, Florida; Brady Singer, pitcher, Florida.

• Faedo was named the Most Outstanding Player after two strong starts against TCU. Faedo allowed five hits and no runs and struck out 22 in 14 1/3 innings against TCU.

• LSU leads the overall series with Florida 61-49-1 … Florida now holds an 11-10 advantage in the last 21 meetings… LSU suffered its first-ever losses to Florida in the CWS and now holds a 4-2 all-time mark against the Gators in CWS games … The Tigers won twostraight games over the Gators in Omaha in both 1991 and 1996 en route to national championships.




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