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Gators get a 9-4 win over 'Bama

Sophomore Brad Wilkerson had a home run and two RBI to lead Florida to a 9-4 win Sunday against Alabama.

Wilkerson finished 3-for-5 for Florida (17-8, 4-2 SEC), which snapped a four-game losing streak against Alabama (19-2, 4-2) and prevented the Crimson Tide from sweeping three-game series.

The Gators rallied in the fourth with their strongest inning, collecting four runs off four hits for a 9-4 lead. Casey Smith opened the inning with his first career home run and the next three batters got on base.

Florida reliever Josh Fogg took over for Matt McClendon to open the sixth and allowed one hit in the last three innings. He retired the last nine consecutive batters, to earn the save. McClendon (3-1) finished with the win.

FSU 10, WAKE FOREST 0: The host Seminoles got their sixth straight win, upping their record to 20-5 and 5-1 in the ACC. J.D. Drew had a career-high five hits, including two home runs and two doubles with six RBI. FSU pitcher Randy Niles (2-2) went eight innings, scattering five hits and striking out six.

TAMPA 8, ARMY 3: Tampa pitcher Mike Valdes (6-0) allowed three runs on 10 hits. Russ Ducharme went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Host Tampa improved to 19-6.

SAINT LEO 16, MONTCLAIR ST. 8: Saint Leo (20-3) had 10 extra-base hits and the visiting Monarchs won their seventh straight. First baseman R.J. Hendricks went 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI and outfielders Jason Branch and Matt Gifford each went 3-for-4. Freshman Patrick Bowen (2-0) allowed two unearned runs and struck out two over five innings.

SOFTBALL: South Carolina best host Florida 1-0 and 6-4. Chelsey Sakizzie (11-10) pitched two complete games, giving up two earned runs, as Florida's record dropped to 21-17 and 4-6 in the SEC.

Kristin Sandler had the only hit for UF in the first game, a single to leftfield in the fifth inning to end South Carolina's perfect game hopes. South Carolina scored its only run in the fourth inning after third baseman Lora Pinkerton overthrew first.

Amy Criswell led the Gators in the second game, with one hit and two runs scored. Three UF errors and a passed ball led to four Gamecock runs. The Gators scored two runs on two hits and two USC errors in the sixth inning but couldn't capitalize on a bases-loaded situation in the seventh.

GOLF: The Florida men finished 12th, shooting 29-over 605, when the final round of the The Woodlands Intercollegiate at The Woodlands, Texas, was rained out. New Mexico's 588 was good for first place. The Gators were led by senior Carlos Rodiles at 5-over 149. He finished tied for 20th.

TENNIS: The host South Florida women lost to Wisconsin 6-3. USF's Shelley Sewell defeated Tracy Zobrist 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and freshman Kathrine Tessier defeated Barbara Urbanska 2-6, 7-6, 6-2. Wisconsin won the No. 4 and No. 6 singles and two doubles matches. The Florida men beat Vanderbilt 5-2 to improve to 6-4 and 2-2 in the SEC. Vanderbilt is 7-4 and 2-3. UF won two doubles and four singles matches.

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