FLORIDA BASEBALL

Gators host Indiana this weekend


Jonathon Crawford starts for Florida today against Indiana.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/FILE
Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:32 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2:24 p.m.

In its final weekend of non-conference action before starting SEC play against No. 11 Kentucky (11-1) next Friday, Florida (7-7) welcomes Big Ten favorite Indiana (6-2) to McKethan Stadium for three games. Start times for the series are 7 p.m. today, 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Facts

TODAY'S GAME

Who: Florida (7-7) vs. Indiana (6-2)
When: 7 p.m.
Where: McKethan Stadium
Radio: AM-850

Right-hander Jonathon Crawford (0-1, 3.60 ERA) will make his fourth start of the year to open the series and will face IU junior left-hander Joey DeNato (1-1, 2.03).

In a matchup of right-handers, Tucker Simpson (0-1, 4.15) will oppose the Hoosier's Aaron Slegers (1-0, 0.00) in the second game of the series and right-hander Eric Hanhold (0-0, 5.19) will start Sunday's finale for the Gators against Indiana southpaw Kyle Hart (1-0, 3.07). Hanhold held Miami to two runs over 4.1 innings last Sunday.

The Gators are 2-1 in weekend series this year, defeating Duke and No. 21 Miami by 2-1 margins, sandwiched around dropping three games to FGCU.

The Hoosiers are coming off a 3-0 weekend at the Caravelle Resort Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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