HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Nolan Fontana drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout in the top of the ninth inning to lift Florida into the
Southeastern Conference tournament championship game with a 3-2 win over Georgia on Saturday.
Fontana also hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the
Gators (44-16), who will face Vanderbilt for the title.
Georgia (31-30) did become eligible for an NCAA regional berth
by winning the first game 4-3.
In the decisive game, Florida opened the top of the ninth with a
double by designated hitter Vickash Ramjit, who took third base on
a sacrifice bunt by Daniel Pigott.
Fontana then grounded to second base against reliever Craig
Gullickson, but just beat the throw to avoid an inning ending
Austin Maddox would move to the mound from first base in the
bottom half. He ended the game by striking out Colby May with
Georgia's Kevin Ruiz on third.