Kevin O’Sullivan

Keeping track of the Gators in summer leagues

The NCAA college baseball season is over but that doesn’t mean a summer filled with bathing suits, beach balls and vacations for the Florida Gators. Baseball is a year round endeavor for those players with dreams of playing in the MLB some day, so summer means host families, wooden bats and more baseball. There are […]

Keeping track of the Gators in summer leagues

The NCAA college baseball season is over but that doesn’t mean a summer filled with bathing suits, beach balls and vacations for the Florida Gators. Baseball is a year round endeavor for those players with dreams of playing in the MLB some day, so summer means host families, wooden bats and more baseball. There are […]

Gators’ bond went beyond baseball

Baseball brought them together but the bonds they formed will last long after the game is gone.

Arkansas ends Florida’s 2018 season

The Florida Gators season ended with a 5-2 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Gators will dance with the one that brought them to Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — Following Florida’s 9-6 win over Texas Tech there were plenty of people to talk to in the clubhouse. Blake Reese was 3-4, Austin Langworthy had a web gem, Brady Smith hit a RBI triple Wil Dalton and Deacon Liput each had two hits. Instead I made my way to the back of […]

Gators stay alive in Omaha with 9-6 win over Texas Tech

OMAHA, Neb. — The Gators came into Thursday night’s game with Texas Tech hitting .211 as a team, lowest among the remaining participants in Omaha. Through four innings on Thursday it looked like it would be more of the same. The Gators were 0-9 with two walks through three innings and freshman Jack Leftwich was […]

Florida Gators get a rematch with Texas Tech

OMAHA, Neb. — The Florida Gators will get a rematch with the team that took them down just five days ago. After being washed away on Tuesday evening the Red Raiders and Razorbacks had to withstand another 2-½ hour rain delay on Wednesday. Texas Tech dropped its second game to the Hogs 7-4. In the […]

Kowar’s gem gives Florida another day to play baseball

OMAHA, Neb. — You could have heard a pin drop on the carpeted floor of the third base dugout inside TD Ameritrade Park during the early hours of Monday morning. Florida had just been handed a loss by Texas Tech and moral was low. “We didn’t have a great game. We didn’t play Florida baseball,” […]

Gators are down, but they’re not out yet

The Florida Gators are down but they're not out. A run to the CWS Final is difficult but not unprecedented.

Gators drop CWS opener to Texas Tech

OMAHA, Neb. — The Florida Gators have hardly had time to unpack their bags and they might not need to after a 6-3 loss to Texas Tech their first game at the College World Series. A series of miscues on defense coupled with lackluster at bats and the Gators never were able to get momentum […]

Florida Gators College World Series Notebook

OMAHA, Neb. — The Florida Gators will open the College World Series Sunday night against Texas Tech at 7 p.m. on ESPN. It will be the last game of the first round of the tournament and the Gators. Florida is making its seventh trip to Omaha this decade. The Gators are the only ream in […]

JJ Schwarz takes batting practice, hopes to play Sunday

OMAHA, Neb. — The game was already out of hand with Mississippi State up 12-5 in the fifth inning. Brady Singer had been scratched from his start and if that wasn’t bad enough JJ Schwarz had just taken a foul tip to his right throwing hand. In the moment Schwarz was devastated. The senior chose […]

Florida Gators College World Series bracket preview

The Florida Gators are in Omaha for the College World Series for the seventh time in the last nine seasons and the fourth consecutive year in a row. The Gators have played most of the season ranked No. 1 in the country after winning the 2017 National Championship. When the team got back together in […]

Langworthy sends Gators to fourth straight College World Series

The baseball gods hadn’t been kind to Austin Langworthy on Monday night, so when he lined a 1-2 fastball towards the right field wall another cruel outcome seemed inevitable. Freshman All-American Steven Williams raced back, hit the dirt right in front of the Florida Gators 2005 College World Series Finalist decal and reached up. The […]

Photo Gallery: Gainesville Super Regional Auburn vs. Florida

Photo Gallery of the Florida Gators 3-2 loss to the Auburn Tigers in the Gainesville Super Regional.

Will Gators have déjà vu all over again?

The similarities are uncanny. Last year Florida stumbled in the SEC Tournament, getting blasted by Arkansas 16-0. In 2018 they were unceremoniously bounced by LSU 11-0. Florida was a National Seed in each season with the Regional pitting them against a team from the New York (Marist/Columbia). In each game they received a sloppy start […]

Florida Gators cause Casey’s De-Mize

The Gainesville Super Regional pitted two top-20 MLB Draft picks against each other but it was the 18th pick, not the top overall selection that came away victorious. The Gators needed to come from behind but got the best of Casey Mize and the Auburn Tigers to the tune of an 8-2 win on Saturday […]

Brady Singer vs. Casey Mize 3: Premium pitching matchup kicks off Gainesville Regional

It’s a prizefight that that would have UFC President Dana White salivating over, a matchup that sells itself. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft Casey Mize will toe the mound Saturday at noon with the No. 18 overall pick Brady Singer opposing him. The two have squared off before, with Singer […]

MLB Draft timing undermines the athlete’s accomplishment

The timing of the MLB Draft takes away from the moment for many players.

Jonah Girand seizing his opportunity with Gators

A walk on catcher who spent his season in the bullpen, Jonah Girand is making the most of his opportunity in the NCAA Tournament.

Singer, India and Kowar make taken in MLB Draft

Jonathan India, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar were all selected on the first night of the MLB Draft.

Gators advance to fourth consecutive Super Regional

For the second year in a row the Florida Gators didn’t make it easy on themselves but for the second year in a row Michael Byrne recorded the 27th out and sent his team to the Super Regionals. Florida needed to come from behind but beat the FAU Owls 5-2 well after midnight on Monday, […]

Photo Gallery: Florida Gators beat Jacksonville in Gainesville Regional

Photo gallery from the Florida Gators 3-2 win over the Jacksonville Dolphins in the Gainesville Regional.

Three solo home runs power Gators past Jacksonville

The Florida Gators beat the Jacksonville Dolphins 3-2 thanks to three solo home runs on Saturday night.

Butler, Dalton shine in first NCAA Tournament appearance

Jordan Butler and Wil Dalton did their part in the Florida Gators win over Columbia to start the NCAA Tournament.

Gators flip switch, beat Columbia to start NCAA Tournament

After a full season of playing with a target on their backs the Florida Gators eased up when they clinched the SEC regular season championship on the second to last weekend. They had spent 11 of the previous 14 weeks atop the national rankings and when they checked off their first goal for the 2018 […]

Brady Singer named Baseball America National Player of the Year

Brady Singer became the second Florida Gator to be named the National Player of the Year.

Florida Gators earn No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

The Gators’ road to repeat as National Champions begins this Friday in Gainesville. For the third time in school history the Florida Gators are the No. 1 team in the NCAA tournament. Despite losing six of their last seven games the Gators’ complete body of work earned them the top spot. Florida previously earned the […]

Gators knocked out of SEC Tournament by LSU

HOOVER, Ala. — Rain and fog would only delay the inevitable for the Florida Gators. LSU jumped all over the Gators to send them home from the SEC Tournament 10-0 early Saturday morning. Florida, now losers in six of their last seven games, looked lethargic in its two losses in Hoover and will need to […]

Blaine Knight gets best of Gators again, Razorbacks win 8-2

HOOVER, Ala. — Florida hasn’t been an easy team on opposing pitchers this season. Blaine Knight hasn’t seemed to notice. The Razorback junior was in cruise control all afternoon on the way to Arkansas’ 8-2 win over the Gators Friday afternoon. Knight previously threw against Florida when Arkansas traveled to Gainesville in March. Knight outdueled […]
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