Langworthy's walkoff sends Gators back to College World Series

Florida Gators

American Heritage-Delray grad Jonathan India started the scoring for the Gators, but it was his teammate, Austin Langworthy, that finished the job. Langworthy's home run off Steven Williams' glove in the 11th inning gave overall top seed Florida a 3-2 victory against Auburn in the deciding game of their NCAA super regional Monday night.

The defending champion Gators are going back to the College World Series for the fourth straight year. Last year they won their first championship in school history.

The Tiger defense had flashed leather all night long, including a sliding grab in the ninth inning that forced the game into extras. In the 11th, Langworthy lined a pitch off freshman All-American closer Cody Greenhill to the wall. Williams had a bead on it, but it bounced off his glove and over the fence.

India, the SEC Player of the Year, finished 1-2 with three walks. Palm Beach Gardens grad Nick Horvath was also part of a big play - as part of a double steal in the fourth, he fell to the ground on purpose to distract the pitcher, allowing the runner on third to steal home.

The Gators (47-19) advance to play Texas Tech in Omaha, Nebraska later this week. Florida is headed there for the seventh time in the last nine years.

Auburn (43-23) was trying to get to the CWS for the first time since 1997.

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