Gator Baseball Claims First Game in Mid-Week Series Against EMU

Gainesville, FLA – The top ranked Florida baseball team ran its record to 4-0 on the season after beating Eastern Michigan 12-4 Tuesday night in Gainesville.

After giving up a run in the top of the first, the Gators struck for four runs in their half of the inning.   Pete Alonso had a two-run double and freshman Deacon Liput drove in a run with a double.  The Gators put the game away with a five run third inning, highlighted by a two run homer by sophomore JJ Schwarz.  Schwarz says he has to stay calm and be patient to get the results he’s looking for.  Alonso hit another two run double for the Gators in the inning as well.

Offensively, Alonso drove in four runs, and five Gators had two hits on the night, including the freshman, Liput.  Gator coach Kevin O’Sullivan believes when Liput puts the power behind the ball he has a solid swing. Schwarz also says it’s amazing the type of discipline and maturity Deacon has even though he is a freshman. Buddy Reed tripled to left field in the sixth and tagged home with an RBI grounder from Kolozsvary.

On the mound, starter Dane Dunning got the win, throwing 74 pitches before being removed in the fourth inning; he allowed two runs on four hits.  O’Sullivan says he knows Dunning is a great player and now that the first time jitters are gone he should show a better performance on the mound in the future. Freshman Brady Singer relieved Dunning and gave up no runs in an inning and a third of relief and Shaun Anderson gave up no runs in two innings.  Lefty Kirby Snead gave up an unearned run in one inning and freshman lefty Hunter Bowling made his season debut and gave up a run in an inning of work.

Eastern Michigan shortstop Marquise Gill had two hits and scored a run while designated hitter Brennan Williams and outfielder Mike Mioduszewski each had two hits for the Eagles, who fall to 3-2 on the year.

Up next the Gators will take on the Eagles in Lakeland at Joker Marchant Stadium Wednesday, the spring home of the Detroit Tigers.  Alonso says this will be a great trip for the freshmen to get their feet wet in away action. Hear live coverage on ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM and AM 850 WRUF starting at 6:55 p.m.

About briannawigfall

Check Also

Orange & Blue Sports Network

Catch the student-led broadcasts from the College of Journalism and Communications right here.

LIVE THREAD: National Signing Day

Here’s an updated thread of all the recruits who picked the Gator hat today! RB …

AFC Divisional Round Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

During last weekend’s NFL Wild Card round, the Steelers made a statement by handing the Dolphins a …

Houston Looking For an Upset in Foxborough

The saying has always been “it’s hard to beat a good team twice,” and in …

Blue Jackets vs. Lightning Tonight

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning will be facing each other once …

Possible Additions to McElwain’s Recruiting Class Visiting this Weekend

With National Signing Day less than three weeks away, the Gators are hosting several talented …

Florida Gymnastics Prepares for Season Opener

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Gator gymnastics team will kick off their season this Sunday …

Surprised Gators Promote Randy Shannon To Defensive Coordinator? You Shouldn’t Be

Florida’s head coach, Jim McElwain, announced Friday morning that Randy Shannon would be making the …

Quarterbacks in Spotlight for NFL Wild Card Weekend

The NFL Wild Card kicks off Saturday and the quarterback situations could not be any more different. On …

College Football Playoff Shakes Up Schedule

The College Football Playoff was a success in its first year. Yet, that doesn’t stop …

Michael Jordan Speaks out about Shootings, Police Officers

NBA great Michael Jordan opened up about his thoughts about shootings of African-Americans and the …

Treon Harris to Transfer

With the college football season approaching, the Florida Gators have announced that former starting QB …

USA Basketball Wins Second Exhibition Game

Just a few short days after their big win over Argentina, team USA won its …

Charlotte Is No Longer The Home Of The 2017 NBA All-Star Game

The House Bill 2 came between Charlotte, North Carolina and the 2017 All-Star Game. The …

Tampa Bay Rays Continue Series Against Oakland

The Tampa Bay Rays are continuing their three-game winning streak. The Rays defeated the Oakland …

MLB Preview Tonight

It’s summer time—the best time to go to a baseball game and experience the atmosphere. …

Braves Begin Series With Rockies

The Atlanta Braves (33-62) open up a four-game road series with the Rockies (43-51) tonight …

Marlins To Close Out Series With The Phillies

The Miami Marlins are in the middle of a crucial ten game span against NL East …

Rays Crush Rockies 11-3, Face A’s Next

In the midst of a terrible season that has seen the Tampa Bay Rays (37-57) …

American League Second Half Outlook

The second half of the baseball season is in full swing which translates to? Pennant races. Teams …

National League Evening Preview

Tonight is a busy night for the National League in the MLB. Starting with the …

Big 12 Looks To Expand

Following a Tuesday meeting between Big 12 presidents, Oklahoma president David Boren announced that the …

LSU Looks To Capitalize On Its Opportunity

The Louisiana State University Tigers will enter the 2016 college football season with high expectations, …

Muschamp Helps Close Out SEC Media Days 2016

It wasn’t Will Muschamps first SEC Media Days experience, but 2016 marked the first time …

Phil Mickelson Leads British Open After First Day

The 145th annual 2016 British Open is underway at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. The …

Missouri’s Football Crisis: Rebuilding A Program

On the final day of SEC Media Days, Barry Odom took the stand as Missouri’s head …

Second Half Of MLB Season Begins

The All-Star Break is a good time for teams to rest up and reform themselves …

British Open Underway

The 145th Open Championship is already underway at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. Welcome …

Angels Lead Rays 1-0 In 4-Game Series

The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Monday night at …