It was a perfect day outside at McKethan for the rubber match between the Florida baseball team and the Miami Hurricanes Sunday afternoon. After dropping Game Two of the series on Saturday, Florida was able to edge the Canes by a final of 2-1 on Sunday. Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan was satisfied with his team’s performance.
“We certainly had good enough at-bats and that’s what we are pleased about. A different lineup today with starting five freshmen, but I am really pleased with how they played. They all held it together and I think they are a mature group. Moving forward, this is a big weekend for us, but credit Miami because they played really well this weekend and have a really good club.”
Florida sophomore Dane Dunning picked up his second win this season with a no-hit five inning performance on the mound to start the game. Dunning struck out five in his time on the hill. Multiple other arms saw action in the game including Taylor Lewis who closed things out for the Orange and Blue. Lewis threw 1.1 innings and only faced five batters to earn his first career save and he talks about his performance.
“To tell you the truth, I’m the same all the time. I try to pitch against them like I would pitch against other teams. I try to go out there and throw strikes every time.”
After falling behind 1-0 in the second, the Gators bounced back in the third when they manufactured a run and then took the lead for good on Harrison Bader’s solo home run.
Florida’s next stop will be when they face FAU in Jupiter this Tuesday.
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