GAINESVILLE -- Here's an example of just how competitive college baseball can be in the state of Florida. The Gators won two of three games this weekend at Miami's Mark Light Field but fell one spot in the national rankings thanks to Florida State.
Florida was ranked No.6 nationally by Baseball America on Monday. FSU was No.5 and Miami was No.20. The Gators (7-2) lost to Florida State early last week and FSU (10-0) swept Georgia this weekend.
Congrats to UF sophomore Tommy Toledo, who pitched five scoreless innings on Sunday against the Canes. Toledo, a promising right-hander out of high school, missed all of 2009 with a shoulder injury. After surgery and nearly a year of rehab, Toledo is back on the mound and has a 2-0 record in three starts. He leads the UF pitching staff in innings pitched (13.2) and strikeouts (16) and has a 1.98 ERA.
Florida senior centerfielder Matt den Dekker of Fort Lauderdale currently leads the team with a .409 batting average.