This is it. At 4:30 today, Florida State takes on Florida in the college world series. Both teams were demolished in their respective opening round games. The winner stays and the loser will go home. Florida has been the better team all year, but there may be hope for the 'Noles in that FSU did take 3 of 4 this year. Note, however, that those were midweek games and there is always question as to how much teams play to win midweek games, even against a rival, due to the possibility of messing up the weekend rotation.
Nobody will hold anything back today. FSU will hit Sean Gilmartin, its starter from the last game. Expect the bullpens to be active early if needed. UF is favored here -144/ +128, so if FSU wins it will be an upset. Nole fans need to root for coach Martin to make good decisions like he did in the last game (even though FSU lost that game). This team is not likely to beat both its own coaching and the Gators. Hopefully Martin's post-season so far is a hint of how he will manage today.