Baseball falls to Florida in CWS opener, 8-4
June 18, 2011
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.
Jacob Felts went 1-for-3 and scored two runs to lead the Longhorns.
Taylor Jungmann (13-3) suffered his third-straight loss for the Longhorns, and he went 4 1/3 innings for his shortest start of the season.
Texas (49-18) meets North Carolina in an elimination game on Monday at 1 p.m.