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Weekend Open Thread: Alligators in action

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Softball closes out the regular season, while lacrosse competes for another conference title.

More Florida Gators teams get further along in their seasons this week. Florida baseball hosts an SEC home series with Ole Miss, while the softball Gators play four games at home this weekend, concluding their regular season, and celebrate Senior Day on Saturday. Florida’s lacrosse team, already regular season Big East champions, looks to add a Big East tournament title to their 2017 resume.

Below you’ll find what is happening in Gator sports this weekend, as well as how to follow along.

Friday, May 5

Track and field
Seminole Twilight Invitational, All Day: Florida’s track and field team will appear at this meet event in Tallahassee, hosted by Florida State. The Gators will compete in the SEC Outdoor Championships next weekend.

Baseball
Florida vs. Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network+/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators host the Rebels for a three-game weekend series, beginning on Faedo Friday. Florida comes into the series opener on a six-game season-best win streak. The Gators currently lead the all-time series over Ole Miss by just two games, 49-47.

Softball
Florida vs. North Texas, 7:00 p.m. (SEC Network+/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The No. 1 Gators will conclude their regular season at home this weekend with four games. Florida first will square off with North Texas for a three-game series, and then finish with a solo game against Florida A&M. The Gators have a 24-1 record against unranked teams this season, with their lone loss to an unranked foe coming in February against Maryland.

Saturday, May 6

Softball
Florida vs. North Texas, 1:00 p.m. (SEC Network+/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators will hold Senior Day on Saturday. Florida’s seniors include Chelsea Herndon, Delanie Gourley, and Justine McLean.

Lacrosse,
Florida vs. Denver, Big East Tournament Championship Game, 2:30 p.m. (FS2. Stats): The Gators cruised past Temple, 21-9, in Thursday’s semifinal to advance to face No. 3 seed Denver in the championships game. The last two seasons, Florida won both the regular season Big East title and the tournament championship; and the Gators, already 2017 regular season champs, hope to do the same today.

Baseball
Florida vs. Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network+/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators continue their series with the Rebels, this time with Brady Singer on the mound.

Sunday, May 7

Softball
Florida vs. North Texas, 12:00 p.m. (SEC Network+/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The first of the Gators’ two games on Sunday is their series finale with the Mean Green. This weekend marks the first time in program history that Florida has faced North Texas.

Baseball
Florida vs. Ole Miss, 2:00 p.m. (SEC Network/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators wrap up their series with the Rebels in their fifth overall game of the week. Jackson Kowar will start for Florida.

Softball
Florida vs. Florida A&M, 2:30 p.m. (SEC Network+/WatchESPN, Listen, Stats): The Gators conclude their regular season, and their four-game weekend, with a game against the Rattlers. This will be the second time that these two teams have met this season. Florida holds a 14-0 all-time record over Florida A&M.

And here are your schedule tables for this weekend’s events:

Schedule for Friday, May 5, 2017

Time Team Opponent TV Streaming Radio Follow Stats
Time Team Opponent TV Streaming Radio Follow Stats
All Day Track and field Seminole Twilight Invitational none none none @GatorsTF none
6:30 p.m. Baseball Ole Miss SEC Network+ WatchESPN Florida Gators @GatorsBB Sidearm Stats
7:00 p.m. Softball North Texas SEC Network+ WatchESPN Fox Sports @GatorsSB Sidearm Stats

Schedule for Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time Team Opponent TV Streaming Radio Follow Stats
Time Team Opponent TV Streaming Radio Follow Stats
1:00 p.m. Softball North Texas SEC Network+ WatchESPN Fox Sports @GatorsSB Sidearm Stats
2:30 p.m. Lacrosse Denver, Big East Tournament Championship FS2 none none @GatorsLAX CBS Sports Tracker
6:30 p.m. Baseball Ole Miss SEC Network+ WatchESPN Florida Gators @GatorsBB Sidearm Stats

Schedule for Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time Team Opponent TV Streaming Radio Follow Stats
Time Team Opponent TV Streaming Radio Follow Stats
12:00 p.m. Softball North Texas SEC Network+ WatchESPN Fox Sports @GatorsSB Sidearm Stats
2:00 p.m. Baseball Ole Miss SEC Network WatchESPN Florida Gators @GatorsBB Sidearm Stats
2:30 p.m. Softball Florida A&M SEC Network+ WatchESPN Fox Sports @GatorsSB Sidearm Stats