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With a mix of dominant wins and come-from-behind victories over the first month of the 2020 season, No. 1 Florida Gators baseball is off to the hottest start in the history of its program. Florida beat the FAU Owls 7-3 on Tuesday night to improve to 12-0, one game better than its previous best opening to a campaign.
The Gators have won the first 12 contests in the program’s 106th season by an average of 4.67 runs per game. Included are three series sweeps, chief among them a dominant three-game road stretch over in-state rival Miami.
Florida’s previous best start to a season was 11-0, a mark it reached in both 1989 and 2002.
Sophomore right fielder Jacob Young (3/4, R, BB, 2 SB) extended his hitting streak to 13 games on Tuesday and now has seven multi-hit showings on the season.
After playing FAU at a neutral site in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Gators return to Gainesville on Wednesday to host Florida A&M before taking on South Florida in a three-game series spanning the weekend. Florida’s first of a three-game split series with Florida State is scheduled for next Tuesday in Gainesville.