[Updated, 11:52 a.m., 4-7-18] KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The top-ranked Florida baseball team looks to remain atop the SEC East standings when it plays Tennessee for a three-game series this weekend. Mother Nature, however, may have other plans.
Game 1 of the series, scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start Friday, was postponed due to rain. The Gators and Volunteers will now play a doubleheader Sunday, starting at noon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Today’s game, originally scheduled for a 6 p.m. start, has been pushed up for first pitch at 4:30 p.m. because of a threat of weather later. The game will be streamed live on SEC Network+ (WatchESPN).
The first 7-inning game of the doubleheader Sunday will be shown live on the SEC Network. Game two of the doubleheader will begin about 45 minutes following the conclusion of the first game and will also be seven innings. The game will be streamed live on SEC Network+ (WatchESPN).
The pitching rotation remains the same. UF righty Brady Singer (6-1, 2.74 ERA) will oppose UT lefty Garrett Crochet (2-3, 4.46) in Saturday’s Game 1.
Florida will throw Jackson Kowar (5-1, 2.68) in Sunday’s first game against UT RHP Garrett Stallings (4-2, 2.98). The second game of the day will have right-hander Tyler Dyson (4-1, 2.33) starting for the Gators against the Vols’ righty Will Neely (3-1, 3.00).
Florida (26-5, 7-2) is 150-84 all-time against Tennessee (18-12, 4-5). The Gators are 20-10 against the Vols under coach Kevin O’Sullivan.
“We haven’t been on the road in awhile, against Tennessee,” O’Sullivan said. “Even though they’ve got a young lineup, it’s very talented.”