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Gator Baseball Loses NCAA Regional Opener

By on May 31st, 2013

The University of Florida baseball team loses to Austin Peay today 4-3?in the opening game of the NCAA Baseball Regional being held in Bloomington, Indiana.

Florida is now 29-29 on the year and it will play an elimination game at 2pm Saturday; you can hear the game live on Country 103-7 The Gator starting at 1:50pm.

Florida starting pitcher Jonathon Crawford had an excellent start; after giving up one run, the Gators finally cracked through against the Governors as outfielder Justin Shafer hit a three run home run in the sixth?inning to give the Gators a 3-1 lead.

But in the bottom of the eighth against reliever Ryan Harris, Austin Peay got a bloop hit and a single off of Harris’ leg to put two on with no one out.?? A ground out got the Gators a force at second but the next hitter, junior Michael Davis, hit a wind aided three run home run to give the Governors the lead.?

Florida opened the ninth by getting Shafer hit by a pitch but senior Tyler Rogers got his 22nd save by getting Vickash Ramjit to hit into a double play and Josh Tobias to ground out.? Florida only got five hits in the game.

Austin Peay won its 16th straight game by beating the Gators.

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