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Gators' Preston Tucker sets school RBI record



Florida senior Preston Tucker became Florida’s career RBI leader on Saturday, breaking the recored previously held by former Gator Brad Wilkerson (1996-98).

Tucker hit a two-out solo homerun in the third inning to set the new school record.

“It means a lot,'' Tucker said about breaking the record. "It’s really cool since it was previously held by Brad Wilkerson who played in the Big Leagues for a ton of years. And, you know, it means a lot knowing that the guys in front of me have been on base a whole lot -- going back to Avery Barnes and Matt den Dekker too, and the guys hitting in front of me this year. We’ve had a great team through the last four years and it means a lot to me.”

Tucker, a former Tampa Plant standout, now has 215 RBI in 205 games. He was 2-for-4 in a 5-1 win over William & Mary on Saturday afternoon.

“It’s a little relief and felt good, especially since we were only up one at that point,'' Tucker said. "I got the record; it feels great and now I can just continue to have good at-bats.” 

[Last modified: Sunday, February 26, 2012 12:41am]


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