GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At 11:31 p.m. ET Monday night, Florida sophomore outfielder Austin Langworthy stared toward the mound as Auburn reliever Cody Greenhill prepared to deliver a 1-2 pitch.

About 33 hours earlier at McKethan Stadium, Langworthy connected off Greenhill for his first homer of the season, a solo shot in the top of the ninth inning that temporarily tied the game. Auburn’s Luke Jarvis delivered his own late-game heroics in the bottom of the ninth to force Monday’s winner-take-all Game 3 for a trip to the College World Series.

Langworthy had one pitch on his mind, the same as the previous afternoon when he smashed a Greenhill fastball high over the wall down the right-field line.

“I wasn’t coming off the fastball until I got a pitch to hit,” he said.

As the announced crowd of 5,958 watched anxiously while Langworthy stood in the batter’s box in the bottom of the 11th, Greenhill delivered the 318th pitch of an instant classic between the long-time Southeastern Conference rivals. Langworthy got his fastball and drove it deep to right field. Teammate Blake Reese, whose steal of home in the fourth inning had given the Gators the lead, watched from the on-deck circle.

“Immediately off the bat, I thought it was no doubt it was going out,” Reese said. “The more I watched the outfielder, the more worried I got.”

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