Tennessee (35-3, 15-1) trounced Florida (23-15, 7-9) by a score of 9-2, a performance that showed the current gap between the two teams.
Florida’s roller coaster of a season dropped again as they blew a late lead to Vanderbilt.
With the Florida Gators needing a win to get their season back on track, freshman Blake Purnell took to the hill. It has been a wild year for Purnell, but he came through when his team needed it most.
The Gators (19-11, 3-7) mustered just two hits and two walks Thursday night in a deflating 8-0 loss to the No. 2 Arkansas Razorbacks (23-5, 8-2).
It would end with No. 14 Florida (18-8, 3-4) in a major hole, down a game in the series following a 7-6 loss to the rival No. 23 Bulldogs (20-6, 4-3) Thursday.
The Gators desperately needed a win Tuesday over instate rival Florida State and Josh Rivera and Wyatt Langford delivered it in style.
No. 21 LSU cruised through the Gators pitching staff to an 11-4 win in Florida Ballpark. The win sets up a crucial rubber match Sunday afternoon.
Gator baseball hosts the LSU Tigers in their first home conference series of the year.
After nearly escaping an epic disaster Friday night, the Gators melted down even harder Sunday en route to a Sunday loss.