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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball and softball notch midweek wins

Both Gator teams had successful home showings on Wednesday.

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Florida baseball bests Jacksonville: After a slow start, the No. 2 Gators saw three players (Wil Dalton, JJ Schwarz, and Blake Reese) homer in consecutive innings, helping UF secure a 10-3 win over the Dolphins at home. Florida’s trio of home runs Wednesday gives the Gators 36 home runs just 23 games into the season. Thus far this season, the Gators are currently hitting home runs at a better pace than any time in Kevin O’Sullivan’s Florida tenure, and at double the rate from last season. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gator softball rolls South Florida: Florida’s return home from an uneven weekend at Georgia went well. UF downed USF 9-0 in five innings behind a no-hitter from junior pitcher Kelly Barnhill and a walk-off home run from senior Nicole DeWitt. Barnhill now has four complete-game no-hitters and a perfect game on the season. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Florida lacrosse falls to Towson: The No. 14 Tigers defeated the Gators 14-11 in Gainesville. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

Dan Mullen discusses Florida quarterbacks: Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask have been receiving most of the reps at this early juncture. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Mullen emphasizing accountability: Florida’s head coach ordered the Gators to run “gassers” because some players were late to class, but explained that he elected to run them too because he is also part of the team. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Billy Gonzales wants receivers to toughen up: Florida’s wide receivers coach notes that the Gators’ WRs only scored four touchdowns last season and that the unit has work to do. (Ethan Hughes, Florida Gators)

Todd Grantham and Mullen discuss defense: Grantham is targeting Chauncey Gardner-Johnson at nickel to get the best 11 players on the field, and Mullen praises “premier corners” Marco Wilson and C.J. Henderson. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Mullen shares message to former players: Florida’s new head coach extends an open invitation for any former Gators to visit the program and invites them specifically to Orange & Blue Debut events. (Dan Mullen, Florida Gators)

A few more nuggets of practice video, including more of the Oklahoma drill:

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