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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball and softball win weekend series

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Both Gator teams hosted home series with SEC opponents.

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Gator baseball takes series over LSU: Florida hosted the Tigers for a three-game series this weekend which started off on Friday with a 1-0 victory. The Gators then clinched the series on Saturday with an 8-1 win that saw Brady Singer toss his first complete game. The Tigers rebounded to take the last game of the series, defeating the Gators, 10-6, last night. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Florida softball clinches series with Auburn: The top-ten match-up between the Gators and the Tigers concludes tonight, but Florida clinched the series with wins on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s game came down to the final at-bat, and a walk-off single completed the comeback for the Gators, who bested the Tigers, 4-3. Florida then picked up their series clinching win last night, a 7-0 victory with Kelly Barnhill tossing a season-high 16 strikeouts. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

More on the Gators’ Elite Eight loss to South Carolina: The Gamecocks roughed up and wore down Florida in the second half. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Mike White to receive contract extension: Scott Stricklin notes that the paperwork still needs to be signed, but explained that Florida wants to be committed to White long term. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

All-East Region Team named: Unsurprisingly, four of the five players selected are from either Florida or South Carolina. For the Gators, KeVaughn Allen and Chris Chiozza earned spots. (Andrew Astleford, SEC Country)

UF women’s tennis picks up pair of wins: Florida picked up a 4-3 victory at Arkansas on Friday, and defeated Missouri on Sunday, 4-0. Senior Belinda Woolcock became the 29th Gator to record 100 career singles wins in the victory. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Gator men’s tennis wins fourth consecutive match: The Gators posted their first sweep since January in their 7-0 shutout of Vanderbilt. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

Florida men’s swimming and diving places third at NCAA Championships: The Gator men's team placed third in the team standings at the 2017 NCAA Championships this past week. Florida broke several school records over the course of the competition. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators)

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