Game recap: Florida Gators beat Central Michigan in NCAA baseball regional
Despite a loss in the Southeastern Conference Tournament final to top-seeded Tennessee, Florida baseball has been hot the last few weeks, playing well enough to earn a spot as one of the hosts of the NCAA regionals. But can the Gators take advantage of playing on their home field?
UF (39-22) starts off the double-elimination regional against Mid-American Conference tournament champions Central Michigan (42-17). The Chippewas have only lost four games since May 1. But the Gators have been racking up the wins too, coming out on top in 16 of their last 21 games.
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Chippewas get on the board in the 9th but not enough against UF.
Florida takes 7-1 lead over CMU heading into the 9th.
9:15 p.m. | Florida takes 5-1 lead
Gators add some insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th in Gainesville.
Gators add another run in the sixth inning for 3-1 lead.
Colby Halter makes it 2-1 Florida over Central Michigan.
7:37 p.m. | All tied up
Sterlin Thompson home run makes it UF, CMU 1.
7:30 p.m. | Chippewas strike first
Central Michigan takes 1-0 lead.
Brandon Sproat starting for the Gators.
Where and when does Florida baseball play Central Michigan?
Where: Condron Family Ballpark, Gainesville
When: 6:30 p.m. ET Friday, June 3, 2022