GAINESVILLE, Fla. Near the end of his press conference following Sunday's 15-3 loss to the Gators, veteran Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall, who once had a College World Series team that featured Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek in the lineup, was asked about the Gators as the No. 1 overall seed in this year's NCAA Tournament.
Hall had already spent several minutes talking about Florida's "balanced team" and how the Gators have "some special guys" like Mike Zunino and Preston Tucker.
While Florida entered the Gainesville Regional without a conference title or SEC Tournament title on its season rsum, Hall left town sounding convinced his Yellow Jackets, who won the ACC Tournament a week earlier, may have lost to the best team in the country.
Certainly a team deserving of the tournament's No. 1 overall seed.
"By what I saw the committee absolutely got it right,'' Hall said. "We threw our best pitcher at them last night, and they beat us. They thumped us Sunday."
The Gators cappe...