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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball and softball teams have winning weekends

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The baseball Gators swept their series with Columbia, while Florida softball went undefeated in the Judi Garman Classic.

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Florida baseball sweeps Columbia: The No. 2 Gators emerged victorious from a three-game weekend series with the Lions. Florida was in fine form on Faedo Friday, as the Gators bounced back from their loss to UCF with a 7-0 victory. Alex Faedo pitched seven scoreless innings. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators) The Gators clinched the series with a 7-2 win on Saturday, scoring four runs in the seventh on four hits to break a 2-2 tie. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators) On Sunday, Florida closed out the series with an 8-4 victory. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Gator softball goes 5-0 in Judi Garman Classic: Florida started the tournament with a pair of Thursday wins over Iowa and Long Beach State. The No. 3 Gators then picked up two more victories on Friday, over No. 23 Cal, 4-0, and No. 7 UCLA, 9-4. Florida concluded the week with a 7-4 win over Northwestern on Saturday. The Gators have shutout nine of their last 12 opponents. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Thoughts on Florida’s 73-71 regular season finale loss to Vanderbilt: On Kevarrius Hayes playing only ten minutes, the Gators’ smaller lineup against the ‘Dores, KeVaughn Allen’s vanishing act, and Florida’s No. 2 SEC tournament seeding. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators may get shot at Vandy again: As the No. 2 seed in the SEC tournament, Florida will take the court Friday night, and will face the winner of Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Florida women’s tennis defeats LSU: The top-ranked Gators won their SEC conference opener against LSU, 7-0. Florida’s match against No. 20 Texas A&M was postponed yesterday due to rain and will be played today at 11:00 a.m. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

UF men’s tennis falls to Texas A&M, bests LSU: Florida’s men’s tennis team lost their SEC opener on Friday against the Aggies. The Gators then took a victory over the Tigers, 4-3, earning their first win in SEC conference play. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

Florida lacrosse triumphs over Towson: The Gators took a 13-6 road win over the Tigers yesterday in 32 degree weather. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

Gator gymnastics falls to LSU: The No. 2 Tigers claimed the first-ever 2017 SEC regular-season gymnastics title with a 198.15-196.60 win over the No. 3 Gators yesterday. Florida had a season-low team total and was forced to count a fall for the first time this season. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

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