Photo Gallery: Florida Baseball Outlasts Georgia 3-2, in 16 Innings in Friday Night Opener
No. 1 UF Baseball beat the Georgia Bulldogs in the series opener Friday night, 3-2, after 16 innings. Nolan Fontana was up to bat, with 2 outs and 2 strikes, and teammate Vickash Ramjit was on third. On the third strike, Georgia catcher, Brandon Stephens, dropped the ball and Fontana bolted down the first base line, avoiding the tag out. Stephens then overthrew the ball to first allowing Fontana to be safe, and Ramjit to score the winning run for the Gators.
Junior Nolan Fontana
Many fans toughed it out through the 16 innings in support of their Florida Gators.
Vickash Ramjit slides safely into third base at the bottom of the 16th.
Pitcher Steven Rodriguez
Senior Greg Larson was the close out pitcher for the Gators Friday night, throwing three scoreless innings and allowing no hits.
The third pitcher of the game, Austin Maddox.
Josh Tobias slides back to first base.
Senior Daniel Pigott
Steven Rodriguez allowed four hits over 3 innings, with four strikeouts and one run.
Senior Daniel Pigott leads off first base.
Assistant Coach Craig Bell
Freshman Josh Tobias tries to score for the Gators but is tagged out at home.
Junior Steven Rodriguez, after pitching 3 innings, steps off the mound.
The umpires discussed a controversial call on whether a ball was caught off of a bounce off the ground, or the Georgia Pitcher's shoe.
Second baseman Casey Turgeon gets an out for the Gators.
Freshman Justin Shafer slides back into first.
Curt Powell of the Georgia Bulldogs
Junior Brian Johnson steps up to bat for the Gators.
Sophomore Jonathon Crawford was the first pitcher for the Gators Friday night, pitching just over 4 innings.
Florida Gators stand for the National Anthem
4,840 fans cheered on the Gators Friday night against the Georgia Bulldogs.
Vaskash Ramjit scores the winning run for the Gators at the bottom of the 16th inning Friday night.
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