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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball hosts South Florida for top-25 match-up

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A midweek non-conference test awaits the Gators.

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Florida baseball hosts South Florida for top-25 match-up: The Gators will play their sixth straight home game tonight at McKethan. Florida faces the Bulls at 6:30 p.m. The Gators are presently on a season-best nine-game win streak, and sit atop the SEC standings. Freshman right-hander Garrett Milchin will start on the mound. (Gainesville Sun; Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

JJ Schwarz’s resurgence helping Gators: Schwarz is 13 of his last 29 at the plate (.448) with 13 RBI and eight runs scored. The junior leads Florida with six home runs, 39 RBI, and 28 runs. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

UF women’s golf sits atop leaderboard after first round of NCAA Regional: After the first day of play in the NCAA Columbus Regional, the Gators have a two-stroke lead over the field. (Lindsey Spatola, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)

Zada Williams joins Gators: Florida women’s basketball coach Cameron Newbauer announced that Williams, who spent the previous two seasons at Miami, will join the Gators. She will have two years of eligibility beginning in 2018-19. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

On a related note, they appear to have scrapped those “Committed for Life” announcement graphics:

Profile of 2017 Florida men’s basketball signee DeAundrae Ballard: Ballard has been working out at 5:00 a.m. to prepare for his freshman season at UF. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Florida softball preparing for postseason: The 2017 SEC Tournament begins this week. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Another player joins Florida’s quarterback competition: Longtime Gator commit Jake Allen enrolled at UF this week. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

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