OMAHA, Neb. -- Texas A&M is going to play for a national championship in baseball for the first time in its program's 130-year history.

Jim Schlossnagle had a breakthrough, too. The 53-year-old coach has brought seven teams to the Men's College World Series since 2010 -- five when he was at TCU and two in his first three seasons at Texas A&M -- and never made it to the finals until now.

"I'm tired of leaving before the championship, so personally it's awesome. It's fun to get to be a part of," he said after his Aggies knocked Florida out with a 6-0 bracket-clinching win Wednesday night. "Excited to play an awesome Tennessee team, one of the best college teams that I've -- I mean, they really have a great team."


The Aggies (52-13) will play No. 1 national seed Tennessee (58-12) in the best-of-three championship series starting Saturday. It will be an all-SEC final for the second straight year and third time in four.

Justin Lamkin gave Texas A&M a second straight sensational start against the Gators and Caden Sorrell homered to break open the game.


Hours after Florida banged out 14 hits and scored its third-most runs this season in a 15-4 win over Kentucky, the Gators (36-30) managed just four hits and were shut out for the first time in 145 games.

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Schlossnagle, who lost starter Shane Sdao to an arm injury in the super regionals, turned to Lamkin for a second matchup with the Gators in Omaha. Lamkin held the Gators scoreless through five innings and striking out nine.

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