The Gator baseball team has swept a three game series from the Florida State Seminoles for the first time since 1958 after a 6-3 win last night in Tallahassee as the Gators improve to 26-7 on the year.
Junior Brian Johnson started the game on the mound going three innings and getting a solo homer at the plate but the story was the Gator bullpen which shut down the Seminoles after that point. Offensively, catcher Mike Zunino was two for five with a two run homer tying up the game in the fifth, while freshman Casey Turgeon was three for five with one RBI. Junior Nolan Fontana went two for three with a solo homer as well.
Junior pitcher Austin Maddox put away all five Seminoles he faced, with two strikeouts over an inning and two thirds to register his ninth save. Freshman Ryan Harris got his first collegiate win for the Gators, shutting down all nine batters he faced over a career high three innings.
Florida Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan was pleased with last night’s win and the way his team played, saying rankings really don’t matter.
The Gators will resume SEC play this weekend with a series at Tennessee’s Lindsey Nelson Stadium.