Junior right-hander Logan Shore, the SEC Pitcher of the Year, will start Florida's first game of the 2016 College World Series when the Gators face Coastal Carolina tomorrow. Shore is a part of the best pitching staff in the country while the Chanticleers lead the nation in home runs.
Shore started game two of Florida's Gainesville Super Regional against Florida State and turned in a dominant performance, tossing eight shutout innings and helping the Gators stave off elimination. Shore was the No. 47 overall pick in the MLB Draft. He was selected by the Oakland Athletics, who already had taken fellow Florida pitcher A.J. Puk with the No. 6 pick.
The ever-reliable Shore sports a 12-0 win-loss record with the Gators and has won his last 17 decisions going back to last season. His 30 career wins are one shy of a school record. Florida will take the field against Coastal Carolina on Sunday, June 18th at 8:00 p.m. (on ESPN2).