GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One strike. That’s how close the Gators were to having Miami even this weekend’s series, and needing a win in a Sunday rubber match to take a sixth consecutive regular-season series from their in-state rival. That did not matter to sophomore outfielder Jud Fabian, who smacked an RBI double to tie the game at 2-2 in the ninth inning. The floodgates then opened in the 10th inning following senior Kirby McMullen’s go-ahead solo home run, as Florida rolled to a 7-4 comeback victory.
The Gators’ rally in the ninth began with a leadoff single from sophomore Kris Armstrong. A sacrifice bunt moved Armstrong into scoring position, but a strikeout brought Florida’s undefeated start down to its final out.
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Prior to his at bat in the ninth inning, Fabian was just 1-for-8 in the series. Fabian fouled off a pair of 0-2 pitches and took a ball to make it a 1-2 count, after which he sent the game-tying shot down the third base line.
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Two pitches into the…