So they meet again ... the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators.
The co-Southeastern Conference regular season champions will meet in the College World Series best-of-3 championship series.
Here's a a quick preview of the final two (or three) games of the college baseball season.
First things first
-- Game 1 of the series will be 6 p.m. Monday at TD Ameritrade Park. Game 2 and an if-necessary Game 3 will be 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday, respectively.
-- All games will be broadcast on ESPN and the LSU Sports Radio Network.
-- LSU will be the home team in Game 1 and in the if-necessary Game 3. Florida will be the home team in Game 2.
OMAHA, Neb. — Saturday was a day of firsts for LSU junior catcher Michael Papierski.
The last time they met
-- The Gators won two of three games against LSU in Gainesville in last March. In Game 1, a 1-0 Florida win, Alex Lange and Alex Faedo combined to allow just 1 run in 15 innings. In Game 2, Florida's Brady Singer threw a complete game, LSU's Jared Poche' struggled and the Gators won, 8-1. LSU's one win came in Game 3 when the Tigers rallied from a five-run deficit to win, 10-6.
OMAHA, Neb. — In the convention hall rising behind TD Ameritrade Park’s center-field stands …
-- This is LSU's 18th appearance at the CWS and fifth under coach Paul Mainieri. The Tigers have won six national championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009).
-- This is Florida's 11th appearance at the CWS and sixth under coach Kevin O'Sullivan. The Gators have never won a national championship.
OMAHA, Neb. — Beau Jordan’s solo home run into the LSU bullpen in the sixth inning Saturday …
On the mound...
-- LSU has played one more game in Omaha than Florida, and the Tigers lost a key starting pitcher, Eric Walker, to injury for the rest of the CWS in their first meeting against Oregon State.
Photos: Papierski's, Jordan's blast propel LSU past Oregon State, into Championship Series
LSU arrives to TD Ameritrade Park for their finale against Oregon State, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in a matchup that will send the winner to the College World Series finals against either TCU or Florida, in Omaha, Ne.