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UF Baseball: Gators Hit Road Tuesday, Return Home Wednesday for Jacksonville Midweek Series

Photo by: Tim Case

Press release from UF Athletic Association

Florida Baseball, fresh off an opening-weekend sweep of Marshall, faces Jacksonville (1-2) in a pair of 6 p.m. mid-week games, the first of which will be Tuesday on the road, followed by a return trip to McKethan Stadium Wednesday.

The Gators scored 34 runs on 34 hits opening weekend, accounting for the third-highest run total in a season-opening series in head coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s tenure. Florida ended the weekend ranked fourth nationally in home runs (seven) and 10th nationally in slugging percentage (.606). UF also drew 23 walks, helping it climb into the top 20 nationally in on-base percentage (.454).

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The impressive opening weekend also moved the Gators up to No. 2 in the D1Baseball.com Top 25.

Tuesday’s game will stream on ESPN+, while Wednesday’s game will stream on SEC Network+. Both streams are accessible via the ESPN app.

PITCHING MATCHUPS

Florida

Tuesday: LHP Hunter Barco (0-0)

Wednesday: TBA

Jacksonville

Tuesday: RHP Mike Cassala (0-1)

Wednesday: RHP AJ Jones (0-0)

SERIES HISTORY

  *   Overall – Florida leads, 59-33
  *   In Gainesville – Florida leads, 37-14
  *   In Jacksonville – Florida leads, 22-19

Florida has won each of the last four meetings, with the most recent three games all being played in Jacksonville.

PROMOTIONS

Wednesday, February 19th vs. Jacksonville

  *   Final Season Sign – Stop by the final season sign located next to the Gators Sports Shop on the concourse and take a photo!
  *   Foul Ball for Queso – If a fan catches a clean foul ball out of the air with no deflections, everyone in attendance will win free queso!
  *   Gator Booster Night – All Gator Boosters may purchase half-priced reserved bleacher tickets.
  *   UF and Santa Fe Faculty and Staff Night – All UF and Santa Fe faculty and staff may purchase half-priced reserved bleacher tickets.
  *   Military and First Responders – All military members and first responders – active and retired – may purchase half-priced general admission tickets.