It's crunch-time in the College World Series and two berths in the finals are on the line on Friday. For the South Carolina Gamecocks and Florida Gators, one win in the next two days will get them through to the finals -- both are in the driver's seat in their respective brackets after surviving the week without a loss. The Vanderbilt Commodores and Virginia Cavaliers, on the other hand, face an uphill battle, and must win twice in consecutive days while facing the same team.
The day begins in Omaha at 2 p.m. as Florida and Vanderbilt battle it out in the top-half of the bracket. A Florida win puts the Gators in the final while a Vanderbilt win brings both teams back for another matchup on Saturday. At 7 p.m., South Carolina and Virginia square-off in the nightcap, and the situation is the same as the first game. A South Carolina win sends the Gamecocks through and a Virginia win forces the decisive game on Saturday.
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