Mike McGee hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the third inning and picked up the save after Florida made things interesting in the ninth, leading Florida State to an 8-5 victory in a College World Series elimination game Monday.
The Seminoles (48-19) will play Wednesday night against the loser of Monday night's TCU-UCLA game. The Gators (47-17) lost for the fourth time in five meetings this season with their Sunshine State rival.
Florida loaded the bases against Daniel Bennett. Preston Tucker doubled to drive in three runs.
McGee came on and gave up a single to Austin Maddox and hit Matt den Dekker, loading the bases with one out. Shortstop Stephen Cardullo caught Mike Zunino's line drive and flipped to second baseman Devon Travis for the double play.