UF BASEBALL

Florida's series opener against LSU pushed back


Florida fans talk in the rain after finding out Friday's game against LSU was canceled due to rain at McKethan Stadium. The Gators and Tigers will start the series with a doubleheader Saturday at 4 p.m.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer
Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:16 p.m.

UPDATE: Game one of the doubleheader on Saturday between Florida (16-9, 3-3) and No. 8 LSU (20-5-1, 3-2-1) at McKethan Stadium has been pushed back to a 4 p.m. start. The Gators and Tigers are slated to play two nine-inning games, with the second game scheduled to begin 45 minutes after the completion of the series opener.

Tickets for today's first game will be honored at 4 p.m., while Friday night's ticket is good for the nightcap of the twinbill.

Sophomore Eric Hanhold (3-2, 3.18 ERA) and freshman Logan Shore (1-1, 1.15 ERA), a pair of right-handers, are scheduled to start the twin bill for Florida, while LSU is expected to throw junior right-hander Aaron Nola (5-0, 0.22 ERA) and freshman lefty Jared Poche (5-1, 1.91 ERA).

NOTES: Junior catcher Taylor Gushue has taken over the UF team batting lead with a .337 mark after an outstanding offensive performance last weekend at Texas A&M in which he went 7 for 11 (.636) at the plate in the three-game series. The switch-hitting Gushue also leads the Gators in home runs (2), doubles (10), RBIs (18), total bases (46) and slugging percentage (.517) while joining fellow junior and second baseman Casey Turgeon as the only regular starters to have not made an error in the field. … Eight SEC teams entered the weekend ranked in the latest Baseball America Top 25 poll, with three of them — No. 2 South Carolina, No. 7 Vanderbilt and No. 8 LSU — in the Top 10. Also ranked were No. 13 Ole Miss, No. 16 Mississippi State, No. 19 Kentucky, No. 21 Auburn and No. 22 Tennessee.

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