The Gator baseball team evened its weekend series with Indiana on Saturday after defeating the Hoosiers 6-4.
The Gators were down 3-0 in the bottom of the third, but they tied the score in the inning. Josh Tobias and Cody Dent singled and each moved up a base on an errant pick off throw to first. Casey Turgeon doubled them in, and Taylor Gushue singled in Turgeon to tie the game. Casey Turgeon was a career best 4-for-4 and had 3 RBI on the day and said he was just focused on the basics.
Freshman right-hander Jay Carmichael got the win (2-1) after throwing a career best 5.2 innings of relief, giving up only one run. Carmichael talked about his performance on the mound and how the win should be credited to the whole team.
Florida’s head coach Kevin O’Sullivan was pleased with Saturday’s win and pointed out the positives of the game.
Freshman right-hander Tucker Simpson started the game and pitched a total of two innings, allowing three runs and five hits. The score remained tied until the sixth inning.
Gushue doubled and later scored on a Kevin Stypulkowski single to give the Gators their first lead of the series. Tobias and Dent were both hit by pitches, and Turgeon again delivered with a double to drive in two more runs. Indiana got a run later but closer Johnny Magliozzi got the save in relief.
The Gators will play the rubber game of the series today.
Starting on the mound tomorrow for Florida will be freshman Eric Hanhold (5.19 ERA). For the Hoosier’s, it will be sophomore lefty, Kyle Hart (3.07 ERA). Sully said he wants Hanhold to give it his best.
You can catch all of the action of the final game of Florida’s series with Indiana by tuning into Country 103.7 The Gator at 12:55 p.m. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.