Bama earns title shot with 5-2 win over Florida

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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Adam Morgan scattered six hits in a seven-inning game and Alabama beat Florida 5-2 on Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference title game.

The Tide (37-21), which has won eight straight games, will face eighth-seeded LSU Sunday for the tournament championship in a matchup of the bottom two seeds. Both have skated through without a loss largely with strong starting pitching.

Morgan (6-4) kept that going, striking out five and walking none. Tide pitchers haven't issued a walk during 24 innings of tournament play.

The Gators (42-15) are still expected to host a regional and be a top seed.

It's the first time a No. 7 and 8 seed have met for the SEC tournament title.

The Saturday games were shortened to seven innings because of rain, but the weather was clear and sunny for much of the day's finale.

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