The Gator baseball team got some good news on Wednesday when it was learned that pitcher and designated hitter Brian Johnson has been cleared to play in Florida’s Super Regional this weekend.
Johnson was hit in the back of the head on a throw to second base by the catcher during the SEC Tournament and suffered a concussion and he has not played since then while being evaluated by doctors.
Austin Maddox, who got hurt in the NCAA Regional here last weekend, is still day to day with a sprained foot. The Gators will host Mississippi State starting Friday in a Super Regional to determine who will go to the College World Series.
Meanwhile the MLB Draft is now history and a school record 11 players were selected. On Wednesday, senior outfielder Bryson Smith went in the 34th round to Cincinnati and junior outfielder Tyler Thompson was chosen in the 46th round by Washington.
Santa Fe College also had more players selected on Wednesday when pitcher Malcolm Clapsaddle was taken by the New York Mets in the 48th round and infielder Andrew Grifol was selected a round later by Seattle.