Alex Faedo walked just seven batters in 26.1 innings entering the SEC opener at Auburn. He walked six over a forgetful four-plus innings of work in a 14-3 loss to the Auburn Tigers ( on Friday night.
A pitching duel between two Friday night aces turned into a lopsided affair with the Tigers posting season-high for runs (14) and posted its largest winning margin of the season.
Faedo (3-1, 2.93 ERA) entered the game with 21.2 consecutive scoreless innings. The junior, who is projected as a high-end first round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, was off his game and the Auburn batters made him pay...
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Austin Langworthy watched the first two offerings from Ethan Abrams sail out of the zone. Sitting on a 2-0 count he was looking for one pitch and Abrams was willing to oblige.
Langworthy turned on a fastball, launching a no-doubter into the night sky over the netting that is in place to protect the street behind right field and into the parking lot of Keys Complex — the first run of a 7-0 win for the Florida Gators (8-2) over Columbia (0-1).
“That one was far,” starting pitcher Alex Faedo (2-0) said after the game. “I’ve seen Deacon (Liput) hit them like that. I don’t know if...
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The UCF Knights (8-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on their way to a convincing 11-2 win over the Florida Gators (7-2) on Wednesday night in Orlando. Florida
A night after barely squeaking by the Knights in a 4-3 win, Florida couldn’t muster anything at the plate and their trusty pitching fell flat.
Michael Byrne (1-1) earned the start and brought a perfect 0.00 ERA to the mound at Jay Bregman Field. The Knights got to Byrne early when Elli Putnam tripled to center field on the third pitch of the game. An infield single from Hamblin four pitches later put UCF on the...
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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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The Florida Gators swept the William & Mary Tribe to get 2017 started off with a bang. Kevin O’Sullivan’s squad got off to a slow start on Friday night but earned a comeback win before flexing their muscle on a rebuilt ballclub.
Player of the Weekend: Austin Langworthy
The Gators had strong crowds at McKethan Stadium all weekend long but nobody had a cheering section like Williston native Austin Langworthy. The freshman made his first start on Friday but really shined over the rest of the weekend.
Langworthy, a two-way player, got on the mound Saturday...
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Jackson Kowar was in a rush on Sunday afternoon, but he forgot to tell the offense he had places to be.
Kowar dispatched of the Tribe in a four-minute, 13-pitch, three-strikeout frame that set the tone for an 11-6 win, finishing the Florida Gators (3-0) opening weekend sweep of William & Mary (0-3).
Dalton Guthrie kicked the bottom of the first off lining a ball into left center and hustling out a double. His hustle continued, tagging up on a shallow fly ball to left field and scored on a sacrifice fly.
“That's him. HIs instincts are off the charts," O'Sullivan said of Guthrie....
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The No. 2 Florida Gators (2-0) had another comeback win on Saturday, but they didn’t make fans stress this one out, cruising to a 8-1 win to take the season opening series. Florida has won all 10 opening series during Kevin O’Sullivan’s tenure.
William & Mary (0-2) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning, just as they did on Friday night.
Ryder Miconi led the frame off with a single up the middle and advanced to second when Charles Ameer wore a 94 MPH Brady Singer fastball on the forearm. Brandon Raquet’s fielder’s choice gave the Tribe runners on the corners and...
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