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#21 Miami takes two of three games from #1 Florida

The number one team in the country loses opening series to Miami.
June 18, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators head coach Kevin O'Sullivan heads for the dugout prior to the game against the Kent State Golden Flashes in game seven of the 2012 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the brand new $65,000,000 facility the Gators were not able to pull through in victory. Florida blew a 3-run lead in the 9th inning of game two, the Canes never looked back finishing Florida off 8-6 on Sunday. 

A couple Jacksonville standouts shined on opening weekend. Providence graduate Nathan Hickey hit two home runs this weekend. Jacob Young from Ponte Vedra extended his hit streak to 21 games. Both of these Gators will be the offensive key going forward.