It's been a long and grueling college baseball season, but we have finally reached the final showdown. The 2011 College World Series has finally reached its grand finale as the CWS Championship Series participants have been determined. The Florida Gators and South Carolina Gamecocks each made quick work of their opponents, avoiding a second game and advancing to the Championship Series. They will start their best-of-three series on Monday June 27 at 5:00pm pacific on ESPN.
The Florida Gators opened the days semifinals by defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores for the fifth time this season with a 6-4 win. Nolan Fontana and Preston Tucker knocked in a combined four runs while Daniel Pigott and Cody Dent each scored a pair of runs. You can read more about Florida's victory at Alligator Army.
The South Carolina Gamecocks secured the second spot in the CWS Championship Series as they knocked off the number one overall seeded Virginia Cavaliers. Brady Thomas was the difference-maker with a pair of RBIs. You can read more about South Carolina's victory at Garnet and Black Attack.
Check out SB Nation's College World Series story stream for continuing updates through the final series.