Florida vs North Florida Midweek Game Preview

The Florida Gator baseball team is coming off a biter sweet trip down to Miami, where they won the series but snapped their 7 game winning streak. The Gators won Friday 7-3, Saturday 8-2, and lost Sunday 0-2. This week the Gators have a pair of midweek games against the North Florida Ospreys. The Gators currently have a 7-1 record, while the Ospreys sport a 3-4 record.

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Florida Players Starting Strong

Team Captian, JJ Schwarz has started the year out swinging. Schwarz is currently batting .400 and already has 3 home runs and 12 hits on the year.

Also having a good start to the 2018 season, is junior infielder, Blake Reese. Reese is batting .379 has recorded 11 hits, 7 runs, 5 doubles, and 3 triples. He also leads the team with 10 RBI’s.

Junior RHP, Jackson Kowar will be the starting pitcher for Florida on Tuesday. Kowar is 2-2 this season and has an 2.77 ERA with 13 strikeouts and has given up 4 earned runs.

North Florida Ospreys

The Osprey started out the season on a rough note. They dropped their first weekend series 3-2. And they also mounted a loss to both South Carolina and Southern Illinois.

On the Mound for North Florida will be Junior RHP, Frank German. So far this season he has only pitched in the loss to South Carolina, where he threw 2.2 innings. German recorded 4 strikeouts and gave up 2 hits and a home run.

Game Times

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The Ospreys will host the Gators in Jacksonville at 6 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday and the Gators will host the Ospreys at 6 p.m. in Gainesville. The two midweek games will be available to stream on WatchESPN or on radio through the Gators IMG Sports Network.

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