FILE - Florida outfielder Jud Fabian bats during an NCAA college baseball game against Florida A&M in Gainesville, Fla., in this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo. The Gators are in a familiar place as the consensus No. 1 team in the preseason. Fabian might be the best position player in the country. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)

Gators shuts down FAMU in seven inning mercy rule

When was the last time, there was a midweek mercy rule? Today. After scrapping by Stetson 7-6 on Tuesday, the Gators secure another midweek matchup victory. After sweeping FAMU in March, Florida puts on an impressive offensive display beating the rattlesnakes 10-0.

Gators Score Early

The scoring started early for Florida with a three-run shot off the bat of Jud Fabian in the bottom of the first. That moves Fabian’s RBI to 28 on the year with 10 home runs. 

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Additionally, the bats continue to pop into the second inning. Nathan Hickey slams an RBI double to bring the score to 5-0. Florida did not stop the scoring. Another run was added in the sixth to make it 6-0. In the seventh, Cal Greenfield bringing two runs on a single up the middle moving the score 8-0. Two more runs on the board and the game would end there at 10-0 for Florida.

Mercy Rule

Only playing seven innings in Gainesville on Wednesday, both Florida and FAMU mutually agreed to a 10-run mercy rule prior to first pitch. Why? The Gators will pack up and head to Knoxville Thursday at 8:00 am. Florida A&M has a four-game conference series this weekend against Norfolk State University. Both teams decided on the run-rule due to the important conference games on the horizon.

On To The Vols

After taking the series 2-1 over No. 3 Ole Miss, Florida faces another tough opponent in the No.6 Volunteers. Tennessee is 7-2 in SEC action and 25-5 on the year. This weekend will no doubt be a showcase of SEC powerhouse baseball combat.

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