The Florida baseball team (3-6) lost to the University of North Florida Ospreys (6-2) 7-6 in extra innings at McKethan Stadium Tuesday night. It was the second-straight extra-inning game for the Gators and the third time extra innings were needed this season.
Florida went with Keenan Kish to start the game. Kish went two innings, allowed one hit, two earned runs, two walks and two strikeouts in 52 pitches. Gators head coach Kevin O’Sullivan had to go to his bullpen for the rest of the game.
O’Sullivan also made a few tweaks to his starting lineup. He started freshmen Brady Roberson and Christian Dicks against UNF. Roberson went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Dicks went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Roberson said the team needs to remember the feeling of losing so they will play harder not to have that bitter taste in their mouths.
Dicks said he thinks part of the team’s struggles during their five-game losing streak has been guys just trying to do too much.
Florida recorded at least ten hits in a game for the fifth time this season, and eight of the nine Gators starters recorded at least one hit Tuesday night.
The Gators will host No. 21 Miami in a three-game series starting on Friday night. You can catch all of the action between the Gators and Hurricanes right here on ESPN Radio 850/900 starting at 6:55 p.m. on Friday.