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No. 6 Florida Turns Attention to Florida A&M

No. 6 Florida Turns Attention to Florida A&M

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – No. 6 Florida is set to host Florida A&M on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Condron Family Ballpark.

Tuesday’s matchup will stream on SEC Network+ and marks the first meeting between the Gators (16-11, 6-3 SEC) and Rattlers (12-16, 7-2 SWAC) since the 2023 NCAA Gainesville Regional. Florida blanked the Rattlers, 3-0, in that contest after posting a 17-7 win over FAMU in seven innings earlier in the campaign on April 18.

As a result, Florida has now won 12-straight games against Florida A&M and holds a 30-1 all-time series lead (all in Gainesville). Under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan, the Gators are 14-1 in the series.


Pitching Matchups

Tuesday | 6:30 ET (SEC Network+)
Florida A&M RHP Dallas Tease (0-4, 11.57 ERA)
Florida RHP Ryan Slater (2-0, 3.51 ERA)

The Gators stand at No. 6 in the D1Baseball Top 25 this week, holding steady after a series win at home against then-No. 21 Mississippi State. Baseball America ranks Florida at No. 4 in the country, with Perfect Game tabbing the Gators at No. 6. 


The Gators are coming off a series win against then-No. 21 Mississippi State at home, rallying for two walk-off wins on Friday and Sunday off the bats of Cade Kurland and Jac Caglianone. Freshman Luke McNeillie continued his hot streak, blanking the Bulldogs over 4 1/3 innings of work. The Georgia native has now thrown nine-consecutive scoreless innings since the start of SEC play. Catcher Tanner Garrison had a standout weekend, going 4-for-7 from the plate with a home run on Friday night. Garrison provided a much-needed spark from the bottom of the order, improving his batting average by more than 60 points. 



Florida A&M is 12-16 after sweeping Jackson State this past weekend. The Rattlers beat the Tigers by an average margin of victory of eight runs. FAMU is 7-2 in conference play with a combined ERA of 2.71 and a batting average of .322. The Rattlers are slashing .260/.757/.391 on the season while racking up 21 homers. 


Florida has won 15-consecutive three-game, regular-season home series at Condron Family Ballpark dating back to the 2022 season. Florida is 47-14 at home since the start of last season. 


Florida has won 23 of its last 31 regular season, non-conference games. Since last season, Florida is 32-11 in non-con…

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