The All Stars from the Sunshine State kept their composure to come from behind to beat Alabama 7-3 in the fourth day of the Dixie Boys World Series tournament at City Pond Park on Tuesday.
Florida's big bats kept their quest alive for a World Series championship.
Alabama desperately wanted to stay in the hunt, and almost did if it was not for the timely hitting by Florida.
Both teams went scoreless until the fourth inning when Florida's Ian Townsend got a single, setting up an RBI double to right field off the bat of David Woop to give Florida a 1-0 lead in the top half of the inning.
Florida didn't score in their turn at bat in the fifth and Alabama took a 3-1 lead in their half off three hits with Mitchell Roland going a yard for one of those three hits.
Florida loaded the bases in the sixth, setting up a two-run double by Woop to tie the game.
Jon Gaffney and the Florida defense held Alabama off the bases in the bottom of the inning getting them three up and three down.
Florida picked up four runs off four hits in the seventh inning with Louis Coliaicomo sending a solo home run over the right field fence to walk away with the victory.
"He threw me a fast ball about gut high and I took a good swing on it," said Coliaicomo.
Florida lost a heartbreaker on Monday, losing in the bottom of the final inning and manager Mike Solazzo said they were determined not to repeat that scenario.
"We were a little nervous after the way we loss on Monday," Solazzo said. "Alabama is a great team, but we knew we had to get this win to get what we came here for."