The Florida baseball team plays in its first road series of the season this weekend, taking on in-state rival Miami.
The series kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. as Florida’s junior lefty Bobby Poyner squares off against Miami junior Chris Diaz.
Under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan, the Gators have taken 17 out of 24 meetings against Miami, including 13 of their last 14 games.
In their most recent visit to Alex Rodriguez Park in 2012, the Gators swept the Hurricanes, holding the Canes to five runs a game. (7-5, 13-5, 8-5)
Miami’s Jim Morris is in his 20th year as head coach and says the Florida matchup is always a big series.
“We’ve always played this series in February, so it’s been an early series and sometimes it answers some questions for you. You find out things you thought were where they should be aren’t because the games a little bit faster and you’re playing better people,” said Morris.
Gator fans can expect to see freshman righty Brett Morales take the hill opposite junior lefty Bryan Radziewski on Saturday. Sunday, junior righty Karsten Whitson will pitch for Florida, with sophomore lefty Andrew Suarez leading the Canes.
You can catch the action tonight live from Coral Gables on Country 103-7 The Gator at 6:55 tonight.
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Miami Head Coach Jim Morris