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The Florida Gators baseball team is on a roll heading into a road series against rival Miami. On Wednesday, Florida won its seventh straight game since dropping two of three against Liberty to open the season. The Gators blasted FAMU, 17-0, behind an all-around stellar night.

Despite the high octane offense, Florida’s presence on the mound was particularly impressive. Garrett Milchin, the sixth year senior who returned after multiple arm and shoulder surgeries, got the start for the Gators and cruised through five innings. Milchin only gave up two hits and a walk while working quickly through the Rattlers’ lineup.

Milchin got aid from the offense early and often. Florida put up two runs in the first on back to back homers by Jud Fabian and Sterlin Thompson.

The offense stalled for two innings, but put multiple runs on the scoreboard in each of the final five innings.

In total, the Gators bashed six home runs, including two by Jud Fabian. Wednesday’s game also represented the fourth straight game that a Gator had hit his first career homer, as Corey Robinson did in the eighth with his three-run dinger.

Milchin was backed up by Karl Hartman, who tossed two innings of one hit ball, Philip Abner, who threw just nine pitches to retire the side in the eighth, and Anthony Ursitti, who escaped a two on, one out jam in the ninth.

Florida travels south to Coral Gables to take on rival Miami this weekend. It’s a matchup that the fans and the players are excited for. As Jud Fabian said, “we hate them and they hate us.”

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