Jon Michelini isn’t a name most Florida Gators baseball fans would recognize. He’s the head athletic trainer for the Gators baseball team and he’s been busy this season. Between three separate broken hamates, two elbow injuries, shoulder soreness an ankle sprain and, most recently, Ryan Larson getting hit in the head, Michelini has been busy this season.
The Gators have had five players miss extended time this season due to various injuries. Freshman pitcher/outfielder Andrew Baker was the first casualty. Baker broke the hamate bone in his right, non-throwing hand and was limited to...
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Freshman Kirby McMullen earned his second win of the season and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th Tuesday. It wasn’t pretty, but the Florida Gators (14-8) ended its three-game losing streak with a 9-8 extra inning win over the Stetson Hatters (8-15).
Coming off of a strong start against Florida State Nate Brown drew the rare road start for a freshman. Brown wasn’t sharp early on, giving up a run in the first inning. Brown gave up five hits over 2.1 innings before Nick Horvath took over in the third. Horvath got out of a jam in the third and held Stetson scoreless in the fourth....
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The Florida Gators’ bats have struggled all season but they’ve been able to count on their pitching staff and their defense through the first five weeks of the 2017 season. The gloves let them down as the Auburn Tigers were able to finish off a sweep of the Gators (13-8, 0-3 SEC) on Sunday afternoon.
Florida committed a season-high three errors on the day, including throwing error by pitcher Frank Rubio that allowed the winning run cross the plate in the bottom of the ninth.
“Frank went the wrong way on a bunt play, he should have went to the first base line because JJ's got to...
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In the box score it looks like a line drive and that’s how Mark Kolozsvary will remember his go-ahead single in the seventh inning.
The excuse me swing gave the Gators a 1-0 lead that they would hold on to, handing the newly anointed No. 1 team in the country its fourth loss of the season.
The No. 5 Florida Gators were struggling to figure out Florida State starter Andrew Karp. The junior righty had struck out nine batters heading into the seventh and was cruising. Jonathan India got a fastball over the plate, lacing it into the right-center gap for a one-out double before Karp struck...
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The No. 2 Florida Gators took the first two games against its instate rival, the No. 17 Miami Hurricanes. Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Florida’s pitching staff had held Miami scoreless through 18 innings.
Miami came in on Sunday looking not just for their first run of the weekend but also to avoid being swept by the Gators for the second time since 2012.
Jackson Kowar gave up an early lead but his offense picked him up, scoring six runs to finish off the sweep.
Below is Gator Country’s photo gallery from the Sunday sweep.
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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — A two-run lead proved to not be enough as the No. 2 Florida Gators (3-1) dropped its first game of the season to Jacksonville University (3-1) on Tuesday night at John Sessions Stadium.
The Gators took a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning but senior Frank Rubio surrendered two hits to start the final frame. Rubio earned a strikeout before giving way to freshman lefty Andrew Baker. The duo are both vying to earn the role of closer for the Gators but Tuesday was a night they’ll want to move on from and learn from. Baker lost control of a fastball, allowing the two...
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