Florida Gators baseball is off to its best start ever.
The top-ranked Gators downed the Florida Atlantic Owls 7-3 in West Palm Beach on Tuesday night. Florida now has a school-record 12 straight wins to start a season. Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said it was great to play in front of Gator fans who otherwise can’t be in the stands in Gainesville on a regular basis.
“We played awfully well tonight. We played great defense,” O’Sullivan said. “The crowd was outstanding. And what can you say about our bullpen?”
— Florida Gators Baseball (@GatorsBB) March 4, 2020
Florida only needed two batters to get on the board in the first. Jud Fabian led off with a single and Austin Langworthy brought him home with a double. After a Kendrick Calilao single and a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch by Kris Armstrong, Florida saw itself up 3-0 after one.
FAU didn’t flinch.
Much like his last start, lefty Jordan Butler retired two of his first three batters. Then FAU’s BJ Murray took a 2-0 pitch deep to left field for a two-run jack to close the gap at 3-2 in the first inning.