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The Florida Gators Baseball team hosts the University of Miami in a three-game series. The Gators enter the series after splitting two games with Jacksonville University. (Emma Bissell/UAA Communications)

Gators Baseball Set to Face FSU

The No. 3-ranked Florida Gators baseball team will take on Florida State tonight in Tallahassee. Florida is off to a dream start this season, as their record currently sits at 18-4.

Gators Baseball

While Florida has played 20 of their 22 games at home this season, they are yet to lose on the road.

They’ve captured blowout wins at South Florida and Jacksonville last month. Florida has won their two road contests by a combined score of 24-9. They enter tonight’s matchup with a 9-1 record in their last 10 games.

Gators Baseball was riding a nine-game win streak before losing the second game of a doubleheader versus #24 Alabama Friday. The Gators have been rising up college baseball’s rankings all season, most recently jumping from #5 to #3.

Florida’s rise has taken place in part because of right-handed pitched Brandon Sproat. Sproat threw a complete-game one-hitter against No. 24 Alabama in the SEC opener last week.

Following his remarkable performance, Sproat was named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week as well as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week.

Seminoles Baseball

The Seminoles have been mediocre so far this season, with a record of 12-8.

They’ve struggled to find their identity since the retirement of College Baseball Hall of Fame coach Mike Martin in 2019.

The Seminoles hired Mike Martin Jr. in 2020 to serve as his father’s successor, but he was dismissed after last season. Now FSU Baseball is in the hands of Link Jarrett, who led Notre Dame to fifth place in the College World Series last year.

The Seminoles’ last series was at home versus Boston College. FSU lost the last two series games, finishing with a 1-2 record against BC.

They now come into tonight’s game looking to get back on track.

Gators vs. Seminoles, the History

The Florida Gators baseball team has faced off against Florida State 256 times before tonight’s meeting.

The Gators have a losing record in the all-time series, at 124-131-1.

The teams played three times last season, and the Gators won twice.

The two teams last played on May 17, 2022, when the Gators won 7-5 at home.

Game Time

The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Tallahassee.

You can catch the game on the ACC Network.

About Nathaniel Wilson

Nathaniel is a second-year graduate student in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. You can reach Nathaniel by email at nathanielwilson@ufl.edu.

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