GAINESVILLE -- The University of Florida baseball team plays Oregon State at 7 p.m. on Saturday in a winner's bracket game of the NCAA Tournament's Gainesville regional.
The Gators (43-15) defeated Bethune-Cookman University 7-3 on Friday in a regional opener for both teams. UF freshman right-hander Hudson Randall had 10 strikeouts in the win. It was Randall's sixth victory in a row.
"Hudson Randall was outstanding on the mound," UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "We knew Bethune-Cookman would be a tough opponent. We jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but like we expected, they battled and gave it everything they had. It was hard to pull away from them. Bethune is always tough and they proved it again tonight."
Randall didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning.