Florida beats Texas 8-4 in CWS

June 18, 2011 - 10:14 PM
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Florida's Brian Johnson motions from second base that his RBI two-run double in the seventh inning against Texas was actually a home run because the ball bounced off the top of the wall back into the playing field, during an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brian Johnson and Bryson Smith drove in two runs apiece, Hudson Randall turned in another strong start and Florida defeated Texas 8-4 at the College World Series on Saturday night.

Johnson's two-out double in the seventh broke open a close game. Smith's second RBI single the next inning gave reliever Nick Maronde a four-run cushion going into the ninth.

Randall (11-3) scattered five hits over 6 2-3 innings, walked none and struck out five. Only one of the four runs against him was earned. He retired 13 straight from the third to seventh innings.

Taylor Jungmann (13-3) had a third straight rough outing for the Longhorns. He went 4 1-3 innings for his shortest start of the season.

Florida (51-17) moves to a Bracket 1 winners' game against Vanderbilt on Monday night. Texas (49-18) meets North Carolina in an elimination game in the afternoon.