Returning home to Gainesville after a 4-4 road trip, the top ranked Florida baseball team was looking to redeem itself as it played 17th-ranked LSU last night in the start of a three game series. However, even with a late game rally, the Gators came up just a bit short to LSU losing 7-6.
Florida had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth with the score at 7-6. Daniel Pigott singled and Casey Turgeon got on base due to an error to put runners at first and third with no outs. But Mike Zunino struck out, sending Preston Tucker to the plate.
Tucker hit a long fly ball to right field which at first glance looked like it might have been a game winning homer; instead, the ball was caught near the warning track and Pigott inexplicably did not tag up to score the tying run. Right after, Brian Johnson popped out to end the game.
Florida junior Vickash Ramjit looks for the team to recover and do better tonight.
Florida falls to 24-6 and to 6-4 in the SEC while LSU improves to 24-6 and to 7-3 in the league. The Gators and Tigers meet tonight and you can hear the game live at 7pm on Country 103-7 The Gator.