Florida sophomore Jack Leftwich took the mound for the first time since March 31.
Just one day removed from an offensive performance that awarded the Gators their first SEC road victory of the season, the UF baseball team regressed its losing formula: no offensive production and a lackluster performance from the pitching staff.
At this point in the season, I expected to endorse the Florida baseball team’s candidacy for being one of the favorites to come out of the SEC. But after 39 games, it’s rather difficult to draw a conclusion.
Coach Kevin O’Sullivan wouldn’t go as far as to say Saturday’s game against South Carolina was a must-win. But for all intents and purposes, it was.
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