The Florida baseball team just won its first national championship in program history, defeating LSU 6-1 on Tuesday night in the second game of the College World Series finals.
The Gators, however, are still trying to soak in the moment.
Sophomore Michael Byrne, who played a huge role for the Gators this season as the team’s closer and racked up a school-record 19 saves in the process, said the euphoria of what has happened is still hard to fathom.
“It’ll probably sink in [Wednesday] morning when I wake up on the hotel bed,” Byrne told SEC Country’s Nick Suss. “I’ll probably be like ‘Holy cow. We’re national champs.’ It’s been an incredible year for these guys.”
For sophomore pitcher Brady Singer, who threw 7 solid innings in the 4-3 win on Monday to open the best-of-three series, winning the championship is a surreal feeling, especially with the grind the team went through to win it all.
Florida battled injuries all season and played in 26 games that were decided by one run.
“These guys have so much grit and so much character,” Singer said. “We just all wanted to win.”