Gators and USF meet in early-week baseball game tonight
In the midst of a nine-game homestand, No. 2 Florida (31-9/11-7 SEC) will host USF (27-14/11-4 Big East) tonight at 7 at McKethan Stadium.
In the last meeting between the teams, Florida defeated USF, 8-1, on March 9, 2011, in front of a sellout crowd of 3,211 fans at USF Baseball Stadium. Florida has won the last 12 games against USF. The Bulls last defeated the Gators 11-5, on May 11, 2005 in Tampa.
*Kevin O’Sullivan is a perfect 10-0 versus the Bulls, 8-0 in Gainesville and 2-0 in Tampa.
This past weekend, Florida won two of three games against Georgia to remain two games behind Kentucky for the league lead. It was the sixth-straight year that the Gators have taken the series from the Bulldogs.
USF will face a tough challenge tonight, as McKethan Stadium has been good to the Gators this season. Florida is 21-3 at home this season and the Gators are 13-1 (.929) against in-state opponents this year: 3-0 vs. Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State and Miami; 1-0 vs. Bethune-Cookman, UCF, Florida A&M and Florida Atlantic; and 0-1 vs. North Florida.
The Gators will start freshman RHP Johnny Magliozzi against the Bulls tonight.
[Photo: University of Florida]