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UF Baseball: Gators Rise to No. 1 Ahead of Midweek Games

Florida is ranked No. 1 for the first time since late in the 2018 season.
Photo by Mario Houben

Courtesy of UF Athletic Association

Following a sweep of in-state rival Miami this weekend, Florida rose to the top of the latest D1Baseball.com rankings, and its first games as the nation’s No. 1 team will be at home against Florida A&M Tuesday and at Stetson Wednesday.

First pitch for UF’s home game against Florida A&M is scheduled for 6 p.m., while the Gators face Stetson in DeLand at 6:30 p.m.

The Gators are off to their first 8-0 start in head coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s 13 seasons. It is also the fifth such start in school history. The 1989 and 2002 Gators hold the school record for consecutive wins to open a season (11), while the 1956 Gators won their first 10 games, and the 1992 Gators won their first eight.

Florida is also among the nation’s top offenses at the moment, with its 85 hits ranking tied for 10th nationally and its 8.1 runs per game being tied for 22nd nationally.

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

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FLORIDA A&M SERIES HISTORY

  *   Overall – Florida leads, 21-1
  *   In Gainesville – Florida leads, 21-1

STETSON SERIES HISTORY

  *   Overall – Florida leads, 81-34
  *   In DeLand – Florida leads, 36-21

PROMOTIONS

Tuesday, February 25th vs. Florida A&M

  *   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.

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