The Florida Gator baseball team improved to 11-8 in SEC play after taking the series opener 6-4 over the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday night. The Gators came from behind scoring three runs in the ninth to get the win. For another #FaedoFriday, Florida starting pither Alex Faedo started off the night strong on the mound for the Gators who held the Bulldogs scoreless until the seventh inning. He went 6.1 innings and allowed three runs.
Three runs in the ninth for the #Gators and Michael Byrne picks up his ninth save of the year.
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The Gators took an early three run lead. JJ Schwarz opened the second with a walk and a double from Christian Hicks put runners on second and third with no outs. The Gator got on the board after Blake Reese brought home both runners after a two run single. The third run came in the third inning after a Christian Hicks single brought home Nelson Maldonado.
The Bulldogs answered in the seventh with four runs on four hits to take the lead. But it was a lead they could not hold.
Walk it Out
The Gators didn’t do much in the ninth but still managed to pick up the win. Dalton Guthrie had the only hit of the inning and it was followed by walks to Austin Langworthy and Maldonado. A wild pitch scored Guthrie to tie the game, and two bases loaded walks gave the Gators their final two runs.
Next up, the Gators will look to clinch the series with Brady Singer on the mound on Saturday; you can hear the game on ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM WRUF starting at 1:55 pm.