A Gator baseball signee goes pro, a former Gator baseball player gets a big league call up and a former Gator coach is coaching again in the SEC, all in our Wednesday Sports News And Notes…
** The Gator baseball program has lost one of its signees to pro baseball when pitcher Tyler Danish signs a deal with the Chicago White Sox. Danish was a second round selection in the just concluded MLB Draft.
** Former Gator baseball player Mike Zunino has been called up to the Seattle Mariners from AAA Tacoma. He becomes the second UF player (pitcher Paco Rodriguez) to make a big league roster from last year’s UF team.
** Former Gator men’s tennis coach Andy Jackson, let go by Florida in 2012, is hired as the new coach at Arkansas.
** Gator football gets a verbal commitment from a player from Wyoming of all places who is attending UF football camp. Taven Bryan, a 6’5″ 250 pound defensive end/offensive line prospect, becomes UF’s 10th verbal in the 2014 class.
** The College World Series field is now set. Oregon State and Mississippi State will open the action in Omaha Saturday followed by Indiana-Louisville. Sunday, North Carolina faces NC State and LSU takes on UCLA.
** In MLB action, a brawl breaks out in the LA-Arizona game last night after players on both teams were hit in the head area with pitches. LA eventually won the game.
** Atlanta lost to San Diego 3-2 while Miami nips Milwaukee 5-4 and Tampa Bay rips Boston 8-3.
** The Stanley Cup Finals in hockey begin tonight with Boston facing Chicago.