Florida starting pitcher Logan Shore threw a two-hit complete game victory to give the Florida baseball team a 6-0 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in Game 2 of their series Friday night. Shore got his 13th consecutive win, breaking the school record set by Russ Kibler in 1984—Kibler was in attendance for the game as well. Florida is now 35-6 overall and 12-5 in SEC play.
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The Gators would get going early offensively, putting four runs on the board in the first inning. Dalton Guthrie would reach first on a throwing error and Bulldogs pitcher Connor Jones would walk Deacon Liput. With one out, the pair pulled off a double steal and Peter Alonso walked to load the bases. Buddy Reed would follow with a single to right field bringing in Guthrie for a 1-0 lead. Jonathan India’s single up the middle would bring in the next two runs for the Gators and Reed completed the scoring when he stole home.
The Gators would score another run in the second as Mike Rivera walked, was sacrificed to second, then went to third on a wild pitch and scored on an error by the catcher after Deacon Liput struck out.
The two teams would have four scoreless innings until the Gators pushed through in the sixth. Nelson Maldonado would hit a leadoff single through the left side and Mike Rivera would follow with a single up the middle. Ryan Larson grounded out advancing the runners into scoring position. Guthrie flied out to right field bringing in Maldonado, advancing the Gator lead to 6-0.
Shore meanwhile was brilliant, facing the minimum number of Georgia hitters in a complete game effort. The junior says the defense really helped him all night. Shore would allow just two hits while striking out six hitters.
The rubber game of the series is Saturday at 2 p.m. You can hear live coverage on ESPN Gainesville 95.3 FM.