Gators rally to win series opener at Georgia, 4-2
Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:32 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:32 p.m.
ATHENS, Ga. — Freshman Harrison Bader snapped a 2-2 tie with an RBI single in the ninth inning and Florida (29-25, 14-14 SEC) added an insurance run on a balk to defeat Georgia (19-32, 5-20 SEC), 4-2 on Thursday night at Foley Field. Bader was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, sophomore right-hander Ryan Harris (5-3) worked out of a jam in the eighth inning to earn the win, while sophomore right-hander Johnny Magliozzi registered the final three outs to notch his 12th save.
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With the game deadlocked at two runs apiece entering the final frame, senior Vickash Ramjit (2-for-3, two runs) led off with an infield single off of UGA redshirt junior Patrick Boling (3-7) and sophomore Josh Tobias (2-for-3) followed with a base-hit down the right-field line that pushed Ramjit to third base. Bader moved the visitors in front with a single into left center that brought home Ramjit and a sacrifice bunt by freshman Brady Roberson left UF with a pair of runners in scoring position.
After senior Cody Dent flew out to left field, Boling was charged with a balk that scored Tobias for a 4-2 advantage.
UF sophomore left-hander Bobby Poyner (3-2, 3.98) will oppose Bulldog freshman right-hander Sean McLaughlin (4-6, 3.49) on Friday at 7 p.m.