Game recap: Florida baseball loses to Oklahoma Sooners in NCAA regional

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The Gators baseball team may have lost the SEC Tournament final, but they'll have a chance to bounce back from that disappointment on their own home field.

Florida (40-22) is hosting the Gainesville regional and has the top seed among the four teams. They face Oklahoma (38-20) on Saturday night after both teams won their openers Friday.

After a rough start to the season, UF has turned their season around to be one of the top 16 teams in the country. The Gators went on a surprise run to the SEC championship game, then kept that momentum going with a 7-3 win over Central Michigan on Friday. Brandon Sproat went seven strong, while Colby Halter and Sterlin Thompson homered.

The Sooners won the Big 12 Tournament and lit up Liberty on Friday, winning 16-3 off home runs by John Spikerman, Peyton Graham and Kendall Pettis.

The NCAA regionals are double-elimination. 

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10:20 p.m. | UF falls short

FINAL: Oklahoma 9, Florida 4

9:55 p.m. | 5-run lead for OU

Oklahoma 9, Florida 4

9:48 p.m. | Sooners lead in 8th

Oklahoma 8, Florida 4

9:18 p.m. | Sooners strike again

Two-run home run for Oklahoma gives Sooners 8-3 lead. 

9:12 p.m. | Gators add a run

Oklahoma 6, Florida 3

8:40 p.m. | Oklahoma adds on

Oklahoma takes 6-2 lead over Florida in the fifth. 

8:23 p.m. | Another run on wild pitch

Oklahoma takes 5-2 lead, pitching change for UF. 

8:05 p.m. | Sooners add to lead

Oklahoma 4, Florida 2 in the third. 

7:50 p.m. | Sooners take lead

Blake Robertson gives OU back-to-back homers and a 3-2 lead. 

7:49 p.m. | All tied up in 3rd

Peyton Graham ties it up with two-run home run. 

7:40 p.m. | Another home run

Jac Caglianone adds HR. Gators 2, Sooners 0 after two innings

7:32 p.m. | Gators home run!

Gators take 1-0 lead in the second on Ty Evans HR.

7:25 p.m. | Scoreless after one

Game is not on ESPNU yet, on ESPN+ while Vanderbilt game still going on. 

7:14 p.m. | Game underway

Sooners with two on base in first inning. 

Where and when does Florida baseball play Oklahoma?

Where: Condron Family Ballpark, Gainesville

When: 7 p.m. ET Saturday, June 4, 2022

How can I watch Florida Gators vs. Central Michigan baseball?

Streaming: ESPN+, WatchESPN (cable subscription needed) and the ESPN app