Game 9 Summary: Florida v. Miami

Florida exploded for four home runs en route to a 10-2 victory over Miami in an elimination game at the 2015 Men’s College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.

Harrison Bader, Richie Martin, Buddy Reed and Peter Alonso each homered, making it the first game in TD Ameritrade history with four dingers by a team.

It was the Gators’ second lopsided victory over the Hurricanes in the 2015 CWS. Florida won the opening matchup 15-3.

Bader started the slugfest right away, with a leadoff home run to left center. Later in the first inning, Reed followed with a two-run shot to right field to put the Gators up 3-0 early. They added three more runs in the fifth. Bader doubled, Martin bunted for a single and Josh Tobias hit a grounder to the third baseman for an RBI infield hit. With one out, Reed laid down a squeeze bunt for a single and his third RBI of the game. Two batters later, Jeremy Vazquez doubled down the left field line to plate Martin and Tobias.

In the sixth, Martin took a 1-0 ball over the right field fence for Florida’s third home run. Miami got a pair back in the sixth.

Christopher Barr and George Iskendarian each singled and advanced to second and third respectively on a wild pitch. David Thompson hit a grounder to the shortstop, but the throw got away into the dugout, which allowed Barr and Iskendarian to score.

Florida put the game away for good in the seventh, when Alonso hit a two-run blast to left center. It surpassed Bader’s first-inning shot to be the longest homer in park history.

Starter Enrique Sosa (7-5), who made it through only the first inning, took the loss for the Hurricanes after giving up three runs on three hits.

Martin led the Gators with three hits and two runs scored. Reed also scored twice and drove in three. Freshman Alex Faedo earned his sixth win of the season. In five innings, he struck out seven, walked four and gave up just three hits.

Miami ends its season at 50-17. Since their 2001 win, they have left the CWS with a 1-2 record each of the five times they’ve visited.

No. 4 seed Florida (51-17) advances to the bracket one final against Virginia on Friday at 2 p.m. CT. Florida will need to win twice to reach the CWS Championship Finals.