Gators Sweep on the Diamond
Gators winning pitcher Billy BullockÂ throws 6 strong innings of relief striking out six Siena batters to help Florida rally from a 5-run deficit to win the opener 10-7 and give first year Head Coach Kevin O'Sullivan aÂ victory on opening night.
Cole Figuerora went 2 for 3 at the plate and collected 2 RBI, while Avery Barnes also added 2 hits and scored 2 runs.
Senior 3B Jon Towsend hit a 2-run homerun to help key the Gators rally, while Brandon McCarthur hit a 2-run double.Â Jonathan Pigott and Josh Adams both recorded 2 hits each with Adams knocking in 2 runs.
Florida continues its opening home weekend with games against Siena Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Gator Softball Team ran the record to a perfect 15-0 to start the season.
8-0 Stacey Nelson has now blanked the opponent more than 46 consecutive innings.Â She picked up 10 more strikeouts allowing just one hit in a 3-0 win over North Florida.
In the Aquafina Invitational Opener, freshman Stephanie Brombacher improved to 7-0 on the season as Florida destroyed Gardner-Webb 15-1 in 5 innings.
In the two games, Florida totaled 21 hits, including 6 homeruns.Â Tiffany DeFelice went deep 3 times, while Francesa hit her 4th homerun of the young season.
The 15-0 Gators continue their weekend Aquafina Invite with games both Saturday and Sunday.
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