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Eddy Piñeiro kicked an 81 yard field goal with pads on: You likely remember him making a 77-yarder without pads before he became a Gator. Piñeiro bested that feat by four yards, and this time with pads, at practice. One of Florida’s most popular current players was 3-for-3 on field goals from 50-plus yards last season, and made 12 field goals of over 40 yards, more than any Gator in a season since 1996. (Ryan Cooper, NCAA.com; Talal Elmasry, SEC Country)
Florida baseball edges Florida A&M: The Gators fell behind early but a five-run fourth inning helped Florida to a 8-7 victory over the Rattlers. Freshman pitcher Garrett Milchin had his first career home run and recorded the final three outs for his first career save. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
UF softball travels to Tallahassee: The No. 1 Gators take on the No. 2 Seminoles tonight at 7:00 p.m. FSU just closed out their conference season undefeated in league play, winning their fifth consecutive ACC regular season title. Florida, of course, is fresh off winning their own conference. These two teams met once already this season, the result of which was a 1-0 Gator walk-off win. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)
Kelly Barnhill named SEC Pitcher of the Week: Once again, for the fourth week in a row, Florida’s sensational sophomore takes the league’s honor. Her five SEC Pitcher of the Week honors so far this year are the most by a Gator in a single season. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)
A look at Florida’s post-draft defensive depth chart: Seven members of the Gators’ 2016 defense were selected in last week’s draft, and one was signed as an undrafted free agent. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
Track and field Gators earn weekly SEC honors: KeAndre Bates was named SEC Co-Field Athlete of the Week, while Grant Holloway was tabbed as SEC Freshman of the Week. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)
Florida to host opening NCAA Championship tennis rounds: Both the men’s and women’s teams will host their respective first and second rounds next weekend. The Gator men are seeded 15th, and the Gator women are the No. 1 seed. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)
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