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Florida Gators baseball moves up to No.2 in Baseball America

GAINESVILLE -- The University of Florida baseball team is ranked No.2 nationally this week by Baseball America after going 5-0 last week.

The Gators were previously ranked No.6 but moved up after sweeping Mississippi State over the weekend. This is the highest Florida has been ranked by Baseball America since it was ranked No.1 in 2006. Florida (16-3) hosts Florida Gulf Coast (12-6) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday before traveling to Oxford, Miss., for a weekend series against No.17 Ole Miss. Florida hasn't swept the state of Mississippi since 2002.

Things you should know about the Gators' baseball team:

1. UF hasn't committed an error in the past five games.
2. Preston Tucker batted .417 against MSU. Tucker is currently ranked ninth in the SEC with a .389 batting average. He also has 19 RBI.
3. Sophomore left fielder Tyler Thompson dazzled with his glove and bat against MSU. He went 5-for-8 and made a pair of impressive defensive plays in the opener against the Bulldogs.
4. UF's pitching staff had 2.33 ERA against MSU.
5. Austin Maddox, a true freshman from Jacksonville, continues to bash the baseball. He had a three-run homer in the eighth inning of Sunday's 4-1 win against MSU. Maddox (6-3, 220 pounds) has six home runs, 27 RBI and is batting .367 with a .671 slugging percentage.
6. Maddox and Matt den Dekker of Fort Laurderdale lead the Gators with 29 hits.

-jo-

 

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Jo -

I thought baseball was a cane thang.

A-rod.

IT IS, & WE'LL C WHO GOES 2 OMAHA.. dooosher.

Shawn "Sweet chin music" Michaels...you don't say?

Oh and look you bring up the past again....no sign of the present.

Wow, I honestly don't follow the UF baseball team, because I'm so focused on the great football team. I'd always just given the Canes the lead in the college baseball category, but now it seems we're even ahead of them in that! Football, basketball AND baseball? What's left for the Candy Canes? Well, they still lead in attracting 2-star recruits and illiteracy.

Baseball Championships: Miami - 4; Florida - 0

Football Championships: Miami - 5; Florida - 3

Basketball Championships: Miami - 0;Florida - 2

Total: Miami - 9; Florida - 5

Who exactly is playing catch-up to who?

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh burrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnn

Off topic here (not that there ever is a topic, per say, on this blog), but has anyone seen the trailer for "Predators" the movie? Oh, yeah!

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/429477/predator_3/videos/predators_trl1_031810.html

"I ain't got time to bleed!"

-jo-


Posted by: Ibis (I Bet I'm Stupid) | March 23, 2010 at 04:31 PM

That you are. What A dumb gator honk.

Congrats, The gators are ranked 2nd with 2/3 of the season left. Lets see what happens in Omaha, if you get there. The Canes use the runner up world series trophy for A door stop. The gators have never even made it to the championship game.

Jo-

The trailers looks cool but it looks like the same old story...look at us we are predators; we got swagger; we beat the humans in the past but we can't sell out seats on our planet.

The trailers looks cool but it looks like the same old story...look at us we are predators; we got swagger; we beat the humans in the past but we can't sell out seats on our planet.

Posted by: Dutch | March 23, 2010 at 05:26 PM


Of course the trailers look cool. Your A gator fan.

If it bleeds, we can kill it

His house has wheels...

Somebody is testy after you lost your only source of income when the "no blocky, no blocky" went away. It's been awhile dude, there are other jobs out there. You could be a history teacher, no?

Congrats, The gators are ranked 2nd with 2/3 of the season left. Lets see what happens in Omaha, if you get there. The Canes use the runner up world series trophy for A door stop. The gators have never even made it to the championship game.

Posted by: Do something in Omaha and then get back to us. | March 23, 2010 at 05:22 PM


Do some research on Omaha and then get back to us before making yourself look stupid by acting like you know something. Here's a hint....2005!!!

GAtor fan, the movie about your life on campus is in stores now;
'MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS'

Nice one, Dutch! Too funny. Waiting for a Cane fan to counter with some kind of Gator smack using this one liner...

"He's dug in like an Alabama tick."

-Blain

-jo-

Canes, don't fight it - just join us washed up souls....

No seriously, the community of Miami needs UM - it keeps churning out graduates who can sell $1 programs at Jai Alai, tear parking stubs at Flagler, and even work those extra hours at Santa's Magical Forest off the Palmetto Expressway.

Paging Rundy Shannin, pagin Rundy shanen, it's time for your speech therapy

pagin deonte, pagin deonte we have a real QB now...

YoUr'ss is hilarioUs but mine is dUmb hUh cane fan?

Dew U hav a cLU?

Posted by: GatorAlum | March 23, 2010 at 05:57 PM

As you wish!

Florida 5 1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005

gators have gone 5 times and won 0 titles.


Miami (FL) 23 4 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008


Canes have gone 23 times and won 4 titles.


And yes the gators made it to the final once, and LOST.

What happened last time we were 2nd in the nation??

Oh yeah, Nick Saban happened

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