The second ranked Florida baseball team may now be the new number one team in the country after it completes a sweep of top ranked SEC foe Texas A&M with a 10-7 win on Sunday in Gainesville. Florida (27-3/7-2 SEC) completes the sweep over Texas A&M (22-6/4-5 SEC) and extends its home winning streak to 27 games while getting a fourth straight win over a top 10 team.
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Florida jumped out to an early lead scoring two runs in the bottom half of the opening frame. JJ Schwarz drove in the game’s first run with a double that scored Buddy Reed from first. Two batters later, Mike Rivera hit a single up the middle that scored Schwarz giving the Gators a 2-0 lead.
The Aggies took the lead from the Gators in the third inning. Freshman Brady Singer gave up four runs on four hits. Singer replaced AJ Puk in the second inning after throwing 11 pitches. Puk left the game with back spasms.
The Gators regained the lead in the fourth. Jonathan India and and Dalton Guthrie both had an RBI to tie things at 4-4 and Reed would give the Gators the lead with a RBI single up the middle that brought in Nelson Maldonado.
The lead would flip again in the fifth inning after the Aggies scored three more runs to jump out to a 7-5 lead. Junior Ryne Birk hit a two run homer and senior Michael Barash drove in another run with a double.
Florida used a two out rally in the seventh to score four runs and take a 10-7 lead. Buddy Reed tied the game with an infield single and JJ Schwarz gave Florida the lead with an RBI single. The Gators got two more insurance runs with a Pete Alonso base knock and a wild pitch to give them a three-run margin.
Junior Kirby Snead earned his third win of the season with a scoreless 1.1 innings in relief. Shaun Anderson recorded his sixth save of the season. Anderson worked a scoreless eighth and ninth innings.
Up next the Gators will host Jacksonville (17-10) on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. but tune into ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM at 6:55 p.m. to hear the call.