What a week it was for the Gators on the diamond. Three games went to extra innings, but Florida pulled out the W’s. So let’s get right into the wrap-up.
Overall Record: 8-0
SEC Record: N/A
National Ranking (D1Baseball): 1
- 2/18 at Jacksonville – W 13-3
- 2/19 vs Jacksonville – W 4-3 (10)
- 2/21 at Miami – W 2-1 (11)
- 2/22 at Miami – W 7-4 (10)
- 2/23 at Miami – W 5-3
Pitcher of the Week: Hunter Barco
- 1-0, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K
This was a difficult selection as several members of the pitching staff performed exceedingly well last week.
The nod this week goes to freshman Hunter Barco. Barco made his first collegiate start on Tuesday and showed head coach Kevin O’Sullivan enough to get the nod in the weekend finale against Miami. All he did was toss 5.1 innings, limiting a dangerous Canes lineup to two hits and one run as Florida completed the sweep.
Player of the Week: Jacob Young
- 9-20, 2 2B, RBI, 2 BB
This isn’t the sexiest choice for player of the week. Young didn’t hit any homers and only recorded one RBI over five games. But that’s not why he’s my selection.
Young played the role of catalyst against Miami. The sophomore outfielder went 7-13, but always seemed to be on base when Florida needed it.
- 2/25 vs FAMU, 6:00 PM
- 2/26 at Stetson, 6:30 PM
- 2/28 vs Troy, 6:30 PM
- 2/29 vs Troy, 4:00 PM
- 3/1 vs Troy, 1:00 PM