NCAA Baseball News

UF sweeps Mississippi State Bulldogs on Mother’s Day

UF sweeps Mississippi State Bulldogs on Mother’s Day

Florida baseball completed its second sweep of the season on Sunday with a 6-1 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The last sweep came against Georgia State in the final days of February and it’s the first against a Southeastern Conference opponent since the Missouri series last April. The Gators now improve to 29-18 overall and 11-13 against the conference. Winning both upcoming series against the Mizzou and South Carolina would allow UF to finish the season even against SEC foes.

After putting up eight or more runs in each of the first two games this weekend, it seemed like Florida had settled down in game three of this series. The Gators found their groove in the ninth inning once again (UF scored six in the ninth on Saturday) and put things out of reach.

The first run came during the top of the second courtesy of a Josh Rivera groundout that brought in Jac Caglianone. Then, the game stayed tied 1-1 until Sterlin Thompson launched a dinger to right field in the eighth to take the late lead.

Once again, the floodgates opened up. Wyatt Langford added two more insurance runs in the ninth with a double and Sterlin Thompson brought in another pair with a single through the right side.

The final score makes it seem like the Gators had this one in the bag, but this was a very competitive game for eight innings. For once, it was Florida’s pitching that kept them in a Sunday game.Nick Pogue made his sixth start of the year and lasted five innings, his longest outing of the season. He tied a season-high with four strikeouts and gave up just one run on five hits and a walk. Fisher Jameson made his third appearance of the month in relief and threw four innings of one-run ball to close it out.

That one run came in the ninth on a homer with one out, and there was a little more drama in the last frame with an error that allowed another baserunner. Jameson got the third out on a pop fly to right, though, and the Gators left town with the brooms out.

UF is back at it…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Baseball | Gators Wire