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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball and softball sweep weekend SEC road series

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Both Gator teams broke out the brooms.

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Gator baseball sweeps Missouri: Florida swept the No. 23 Tigers this weekend in Columbia, picking up three crucial road wins. The Gators started with a 4-3 win on Faedo Friday. On Singer Saturday, they clinched the series with a 2-1 victory over Mizzou, in which the Tigers were limited to just three hits and one run. Florida finished off the sweep yesterday with another 2-1 win. The Gators have now won seven of their last eight games, with six of those wins coming over ranked opponents. Florida swept Missouri in Columbia for the first time in school history. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Florida softball sweeps Arkansas: The No. 2 Gators swept their weekend series with the No. 24 Razorbacks in Fayetteville. Florida began the weekend in historic fashion, earning the program’s 1,000th win with a 6-1 effort on Friday. The Gators followed up that performance by blanking the Hogs on Saturday, 8-0, to clinch the series. Florida closed out the weekend with a 6-1 victory yesterday, and recorded their third ten-plus hit game of their last four. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Mick Hubert named Florida Sportscaster of the Year: The longtime voice of the Gators was named National Sports Media Association (NMSA) Florida Sportscaster of the Year and will be honored at an awards weekend in June. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

Gator gymnastics wins Gainesville Regional, advances to NCAA Championships: Florida earned their sixth consecutive NCAA Regional title on Saturday, and will advance to their 35th NCAA Championships. The Gators are in NCAA Semifinal II, and will compete with Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Nebraska in the six-team field. The top three teams in each semifinal will advance to the Super Six, which will determine the national champion. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators; Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

UF lacrosse defeats Vanderbilt: The No. 3 Gators bounced back from their loss to Maryland by defeating rival Vanderbilt, 16-6. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

Florida men’s golf wins Mason Rudolph Championship: The Gators clinched their fifth team title of the year yesterday. This is the first time since the 2010-11 season, and the eighth time in program history, that Florida has won five events in a season. (Turner F. Street, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)

UF women’s golf finishes third at Clemson Invitational: Florida finished as the third place team at seven-under (857). Maria Torres recorded her sixth top-ten finish of the season. (Lindsey Spatola, Florida Gators)

Florida competes at Pepsi Florida Relays: Gators posted NCAA Division I-leading times, top-ten Florida all-time marks, and one wild comeback 4x400 relay finish. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

Gator women’s tennis picks up two wins: Top-ranked Florida won their fourth straight on Friday, besting Alabama 4-0. The Crimson Tide were shut out for the first time this season by an SEC opponent. The Gators then cruised to another 4-0 victory over Auburn on Sunday, despite several players battling the flu. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

UF men’s tennis upset by Kentucky: The No. 12 Gators were defeated by the No. 24 Wildcats, 4-1. This snapped Florida’s five-match win streak. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

DE Antonneous Clayton eats approximately 6,000 calories a day: The former five-star is trying to keep his weight around 250 pounds and is adjusting to SEC speed. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

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