Commodores take series with 5-4 win over Gators

Florida's Taylor Gushue hit his third home run of the season on Sunday.

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Published: Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:22 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:22 p.m.


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Florida vs. No. 12 Florida State, at Jacksonville, 6 p.m., Tuesday
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — No. 2 Vanderbilt rallied to defeat Florida 5-4 Sunday and win the weekend baseball series 2-1. The Commodores (21-4, 5-1 SEC) took a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning only to see the Gators (11-14, 2-4) go up 4-2 by the fourth inning thanks in part to solo home runs by Taylor Gushue and Justin Shafer. Vanderbilt then scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings for the win in the seven-inning game, which had a 49-minute weather delay. The game was shortened to seven innings because of the Gators' travel plans.

Ryan Harris (3-2), the fourth of five UF pitchers, took the loss. Brian Miller (3-0) got the win after two innings of scoreless relief. Florida will play No. 12 Florida State at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The game will be televised on Sun Sports and can also be heard on 103.7-FM. FSU defeated UF 4-1 on March 12 in Gainesville and will host the Gators on April 9.

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