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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball and softball clinch weekend series

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The baseball team won their three-game top-five series 2-1, while the softball Gators are up two games on a top-ten team with one game remaining.

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Florida baseball wins series with Arkansas: The No. 2 Gators picked up their second conference series win of the season in their SEC home-opening weekend series with the No. 4 Razorbacks. Arkansas got the best of Florida on Friday night with a 6-3 win; but the Gators roared back on Saturday with a 17-2 triumph that saw Florida jump out to a 12-0 lead after just three innings. The Gators took the series on Sunday with a 5-4 win after Nelson Maldonado launched a two-run home run in the seventh inning. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Gator softball clinches series with Texas A&M: Florida still has one game left to play in the three-game series with the Aggies - tonight at 7:00 p.m. - but the No. 6 Gators rolled up two wins over No. 8 Texas A&M this weekend already, clinching the series. Florida opened the series Saturday with a 6-1 victory in which Kelly Barnhill registered more than ten strikeouts for the seventh time this season. On Sunday, the Gators picked up a 10-0 win over the Aggies, with senior Nicole DeWitt having a career night. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Florida gymnastics places third at SEC Championships: UF led the competition on three events Saturday, but their floor performance kept the Gators from claiming their 11th SEC Championship team trophy. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

UF men’s swimming and diving finishes fifth at NCAA Championships: Florida tallied 31 All-America honors and five national championships at last week’s event. The Gators won their first-ever 200 free relay title, Jan Switkowski claimed his first-ever 200 IM title, and Caeleb Dressel racked up 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 free titles. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators)

On Caeleb Dressel’s final collegiate meet: The senior closes out his Gator career with 10 national championships, the most of any Florida man in school history. Dressel also earned his third CSCAA Swimmer of the Year award. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators; David Rieder, Swimming World Magazine)

Gator lacrosse bests Georgetown: Head Coach Amanda O’Leary won the 300th game of her career in Florida’s comeback win, becoming just the fifth coach in the history of DI women’s lacrosse to accomplish that feat. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

Florida men’s tennis has winning weekend: The Gators picked up two victories - a Friday win over Ole Miss and a Sunday win over Arkansas - extending their current win streak to four. (Kelly Shipp, Florida Gators)

UF women’s tennis tops Auburn: The Gators capped their four-match road trip with a gritty 4-1 victory against No. 15 Auburn. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Gators track and field notches five NCAA leads in outdoor opener: Extremely early in the season, Florida totaled 17 times and marks that rank fifth or higher nationally. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

Photos and observations from spring practice: The Gators held their fifth practice on Saturday, and the third practice which was open to fans. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

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