The Florida Gators baseball team fell short of a College World Series run as they lost 19-1 on Saturday. The Gators also suffered a loss to South Florida earlier in the week which aided in their ended season.
Florida Gators Lose Against University of South Florida
With Tommy Mace on the mound for the Gators, everyone in Gainesville thought this game was in good hands. In the top of the first inning, Mace was able to come out clean with no hits and no runs. However, as the second inning approached, the South Florida Bulls found light in the pitching of Mace. Rivera of South Florida roped a shot down the left field line to give the Bulls a 1-0 start. From here, the Bulls went on to hit a solo shot over the right field wall to make the score 2-0. A small answer was given by the Gators but the final score ended up to be 5-3 Bulls over the Gators. This game sent the Gators to the losers bracket where they would face South Alabama next.
Florida Gators Pummeled by South Alabama Jaguars
Right out of the gate, Florida’s Jacob Young placed a single into centerfield to start the game. This seemed to be a good start to Florida’s first regional game, however, it was everything but that. The Florida Gators went on to give up two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but that would not be it. Like the Gators first game of the regional, they achieved a small answer but that would not help too much either. As the game progressed, the Jaguars scored an astounding 19 total runs to beat the Gators 19-1. This loss ended the Gators historical season and sent them back to the swamp.
The Florida Gators look to rest up and get ready for the upcoming fall 2022 season. However, there are rumors about head coach Kevin O’Sullivan and him possibly looking at the head coach job at LSU. There are many pros to O’Sullivan taking this job, but is it worth him leaving his Florida Gators?