The Florida baseball team is 7-1 in their last eight match ups headed into a Tuesday night duel with in state rival Florida State. The Seminoles are ranked number 1 in the country, only having lost twice in 19 games this season.
On the hill for the Gators will be sophomore southpaw Danny Young. Young made his first career start this time last season in a game against the Seminoles. Young pitched 3.1 innings and struck out three on the way to a 4-1 loss to FSU at McKethan Stadium. That game marked the first time since 2007 that FSU defeated the Gators in Gainesville.
The Gators will be glad to have Harrison Bader back in the line up Tuesday night. In three games last season against FSU, Bader batted .363, accounting for four of Florida’s six runs. Bader made his first appearance of the 2014 season this past Sunday against Arkansas, picking up right where he left off in 2013. Bader went 2 for 4 on the day extending his hit streak to 10 games dating back to last year.
The Seminoles will be sending senior Peter Miller to the mound to face the Gators. The 6 foot 2 righty from Lutz, Florida is 1-0 on the year with an 8.68 ERA. This is Miller’s second appearance against the Gators, and it will be the first time he pitches in Gainesville. Last time against Florida, Miller threw 5.0 innings striking out two in a no-decision.
First pitch is set for 7, you can listen to 103.7 the Gator for coverage starting at 6:55.
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