Tyler Shelnut, a Gainesville Sun first team all-area baseball pitcher as a junior at Fort White, signed with the University of Florida on Friday at the school.
He is the first baseball player in school history to sign with an SEC school, and only the second Division 1 signee.
As a junior, Shelnut went 3-2 with a 1.73 ERA, 79 strikeouts in 48.2 innings pitched with only 12 walks. Batters only hit .198 against him.
Teammate Mikah Gustavson, a transfer from Columbia, signed with South Georgia State.
— Larry Savage
Cross country: Senior Jessica Pascoe punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships after collecting All-South Region honors with a runner-up finish to pace the Gators to an eighth-place finish in the women’s 6k race in Tallahassee.
On the men’s side, Colin Schaefer led the way for the Florida men with a top-25 finish to also nab All-South Region recognition, while the men would see four top-50 finishes to conclude the season with an eighth-place finish in the men’s 10k race at the Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.
Pascoe will be the lone Gator competing next Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind., as the senior will look to finish out the season with consecutive All-American honors.
Women’s basketball: Florida continues its season-long six-game homestand at 2 p.m. Saturday against Samford (1-2) at the O’Connell Center.
Florida, opening the season 2-0 for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign, has recorded a win at Grambling State and a victory in its home opener against Longwood.