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Florida baseball wins 3-1 at home over Jacksonville: The Gators improved to 23-1 in non-conference games and 12-0 in mid-week games. The win was the Gators' 14th come-from-behind win of the campaign. Florida faces Georgia this weekend in a series beginning tomorrow night. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; John Hines, Florida Gators)
Delanie Gourley named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week: Gourley's team-high 143 strikeouts already surpass her previous career high total of 127 from 2014. She tallied 13 strikeouts in the first game of the Gators' series with ULL this weekend, which tied her career high, and gave up one run on two hits in complete-game effort. On Sunday, in relief of Kelly Barnhill, Gourley had eight strikeouts and surrendered two hits over 4.1 scoreless innings. Florida was just the second team this season to shutout the Ragin' Cajuns. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)
No. 1 Florida softball hosts USF tonight: The Gators are unbeaten in 29 non-conference games and have won 120 of 122 non-league games dating to the start of 2013. Florida will host Mississippi State this weekend. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)
Tidbits from Jim McElwain's speaking tour: McElwain spoke about the Gators' quarterbacks, the state of the program, recruiting, the NFL Draft, and social media. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)
JUCO signees poised to make impact: The Gators' three junior college early enrollees (wide receiver Dre Massey, kicker Eddy Pineiro, and running back Mark Thompson) proved in Florida's spring game that they will likely be important contributors this season. (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)
Round-up of Gators in mock NFL Drafts: Florida could produce two first round picks for the second consecutive year. Vernon Hargreaves III and Keanu Neal will both attend the opening night of the draft on April 28th. Jonathan Bullard decided to watch the draft from home, noting that he is a "late-first, early-second" round prospect and that he doesn't want to be "that guy sitting there.". (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Former Florida cornerback Deiondre Porter arrested in armed robbery case: Porter was arrested Monday night on a warrant related to the armed robbery of a cell phone store in Jacksonville on April 4th. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times; Alec Shirkey, SEC Country)
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