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Gators earned their way into tourney, O’Sullivan says

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Kevin O’Sullivan felt pretty good last week about Florida’s chances to get into the NCAA baseball tournament. Then came Sunday. Bids were being stolen around the country by surprise winners of...

Georgia sweeps doubleheader, series from Florida

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Special to Gatorsports.com ATHENS, Ga. -- No. 9 Georgia used three home runs to pound Florida 9-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday, then used the two-hit pitching of Cole Wilcox to...

Gators fall to Bulls in Tampa

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Special to The Sun TAMPA -- Florida's first road trip of the season was a rough one Tuesday, as USF beat the No. 5 Gators 6-1. USF (3-1) took an early lead, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of...

UF’s Singer ready to embark on pro career

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By Frank Jolley GateHouse Media Services EUSTIS -- The next time Brady Singer throws a baseball with a purpose, it will be his full-time job. A professional baseball player … a childhood dream he nurtured over the past three years as a...

Liput a leadoff catalyst for Gators entering CWS

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Florida junior shortstop Deacon Liput took in the blue skies and green grass during Friday’s open workout at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., before the start of the College World Series. Liput’s third straight trip to Omaha has as...

Super match-up: Aces of college baseball

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On Saturday at the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional at McKethan Stadium, there will be another mound match-up of two first-round selections from this week's Major League Baseball draft: Auburn junior right-hander Casey Mize vs. Florida junior righty Brady Singer. Let's...

Three Gators could go in first round of MLB draft

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Part of the success of Florida baseball under the Kevin O’Sullivan era has been the ability to identify and develop talent. That talent will be on display during Monday night’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. Two UF junior players —...

Florida trailing LSU 10-0 in game suspended by dense fog

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Special to Gatorsports.com HOOVER, Ala. -- A SEC baseball tournament plagued by rain since the first day Tuesday had a unique twist late Friday. It was delayed then suspended by fog. The Florida-LSU elimination game was suspended in the sixth inning...

Florida falls into elimination game with 8-2 loss to Arkansas

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Special to Gatorsports.com HOOVER, Ala. — There is something about Arkansas and Florida in the SEC baseball tournament. Last year, the Razorbacks ousted the Gators, the regular-season champs, with a 16-0 win. On Friday, they sent the Gators, again the regular-season...

Updated: UF rallies past LSU to advance at SEC tourney

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Special to Gatorsports.com HOOVER, Ala. -- Playing without the services of two of its All-SEC performers Wednesday, top-ranked Florida showed it has plenty of talent on the roster to beat LSU 4-3 and advance in the SEC tournament. The top-seeded...

Florida’s Schwarz out with broken hand

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Florida All-SEC catcher JJ Schwarz has a small break in his right hand and will miss the SEC Tournament, UF coach Kevin O’Sullivan confirmed Wednesday. Schwarz took a foul ball off the hand Friday night during the Florida game...

Mississippi State sweeps top-ranked Florida

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Special to Gatorsports.com STARKVILLE, Miss. -- It was bound to happen. Mississippi State defeated Florida 13-6 Saturday to take all three games of the baseball series from top-ranked Florida, which was swept for the first time since the SEC season-opening series...

Gators stumble again at Mississippi State

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Special to Gatorsports.com STARKVILLE, Miss. -- On a night when No. 1 Florida still clinched an outright SEC regular-season baseball title, the Gators had their string of 15 straight SEC series wins come to an end Friday night at Mississippi...

No. 1 Florida rallies for 11-8 win over USF

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Florida junior shortstop Deacon Liput said he wasn’t surprised when he received a bunt sign after belting a three-run homer to get the Gators back into the game against USF. “That’s a part of my game,” Liput said. “I take...

Updated: Gators hold on to No. 1 ranking

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Florida again is the No. 1 team in the land, according to the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings Monday. The Gators (38-11) return home for a 6 p.m. contest Tuesday against No. 24 South Florida (29-15). The Gators then host...

No. 21 Aggies avoid sweep, slow down No. 1 Gators, 7-3

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Special to Gatorsports.com COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- No. 21 Texas A&M salvaged a game in the weekend SEC baseball series against top-ranked Florida with a 7-3 win Sunday. The Aggies (34-14, 12-12 SEC) were handled by the Gators (38-11, 18-6) in...

Singer, Schwarz power Gators past Aggies

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Special to Gatorsports.com COLLEGE STATION, Texas --- Junior Brady Singer threw the first complete-game shutout of his career Friday and JJ Schwarz drove in four runs as top-ranked Florida defeated No. 21 Texas A&M, 9-0. Schwarz had four hits, including a...

Leftwich, Gators roll past Auburn to win series

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Florida righty Jack Leftwich set a goal before the season began to crack the weekend rotation before the end of his freshman year. With the way Leftwich pitched Saturday, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound hurler from Orlando could find himself a fixture...

Auburn evens series vs. Florida

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The SEC baseball race is coming down the stretch, but Kevin O’Sullivan already has one eye on the postseason. And he didn’t like what he saw Friday night. Florida starter Jackson Kowar struggled and the bullpen did little to put out...

Top-ranked Florida opens series vs. Auburn tonight

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The top-ranked Florida baseball team gets a chance at some payback against visiting Auburn starting at 7 tonight. The Tigers (30-12, 9-9 SEC) swept the Gators (34-9, 14-4) to open last year's SEC regular-season schedule. Florida did beat Auburn in...