The top ranked Florida baseball team continues its quest for a regular season SEC title and high national ranking when it travels this weekend to face the University of Tennessee.
Florida (38-7, 14-6 SEC) is coming off a 7-1 home win over Bethune Cookman on Tuesday night. The Volunteers (24-21, 6-15 SEC) did not play a mid-week game this week. The Gators currently trail South Carolina by one game in the SEC standings while Tennessee, if the season were to end now, would not qualify for the SEC Tournament with its 6-15 conference record.
The Vols hit .293 as a team, a better mark than Florida at .289 but the Gator team earned run average of 2.79 leads the SEC while Tennessee’s 4.00 mark is the ninth best total in the SEC.
Individually, the Vols are led at the plate by potential high draft choice Nick Sensel, who is third in the league in runs scored with 49 and third in the league in runs batted in with 50. Vincent Jackson is their leading hitter with a .354 average, the eighth best mark in the SEC.
Florida is the best fielding team in the SEC and has one of the best fielding percentages in the nation at .985. The Vols field at a .970 clip.
The Gators are expected to pitch Logan Shore on Friday, AJ Puk on Saturday and Alex Faedo on Sunday. You can hear Friday and Saturday’s game live on ESPN Gainesville/95.3 FM and AM 850 WRUF while Sunday’s game can be heard on Country 103-7 The Gator.