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No. 6 Florida Roars Back to Walk-Off No. 21 Mississippi State

Mississippi State

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Trailing by four through seven innings, No. 6 Florida scored five unanswered runs to deliver a 7-6 comeback victory over No. 21 Mississippi State in front of 7,167 fans at Condron Family Ballpark on Friday night.
Cade Kurland (2-for-5) was the hero of the night, providing the walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to cement the win. Ty Evans (2-for-4) and Tanner Garrison (2-for-3) homered and drove in two runs apiece in the effort, with the former scoring a team-high three runs.
Florida starter Brandon Neely retired the Bulldogs (18-9, 3-4 SEC) in order in the top of the first. Evans made sure the Gators (15-10, 5-2 SEC) did not follow suit, hitting an opposite-field home run over the right-field wall with one out to give UF an early 1-0 lead.
Neely blanked Mississippi State in the second before the Bulldogs manufactured one run in the third to knot it up. David Mershon drew a two-out walk, stole second and came home on an RBI single to left-center off the bat of Dakota Jordan.
The Gators regained a 2-1 edge in the bottom of the third. Leading off the frame, Garrison deposited a 3-2 pitch onto the left-field berm for his first big fly of the year.
The Bulldogs stormed back to take a 5-2 advantage in the top of the fourth. Bryce Chance singled through the right side to score Aaron Downs, followed…

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