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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball and softball sweep weekend series

And more scores and updates from this weekend in Gator sports.

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Florida baseball sweeps Missouri: The top-ranked Gators had a successful SEC sweep of the visiting Tigers this week. Florida kicked things off on Friday with a 3-1 win after Wil Dalton’s two-out double let the Gators break a 1-1 tie in the eighth. On Saturday, Florida triumphed in a series-clinching 10-2 win in the first of the Gators’ doubleheader; following it up with a 7-2 win to accomplish the sweep. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Gator softball sweeps Gamecocks: No. 6 Florida picked up three wins over No. 11 South Carolina this weekend in Gainesville, starting with a 3-1 victory on Friday in which Kelly Barnhill threw her second one-hitter of the season and struck out 13 in a complete-game effort. On Sunday, the Gators came up with two shutout wins - a 7-0 triumph in the first game with a strong pitching performance from Aleshia Ocasio, and a 3-0 win to sweep the series. In the second game, Nicole DeWitt secured the sweep with a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Florida lacrosse tops Marquette: The Gators picked up an 18-6 win, remaining undefeated in Big East play, and moved to the top of the league standings. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators)

Gator men’s tennis defeats Alabama: Florida concluded their regular season with a 7-0 shutout of the Tide. (Kelly Shipp, Florida Gators)

Florida women’s tennis falls to Vanderbilt: For the second year in a row, Florida was bested by Vanderbilt for the SEC title. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gatorsrs)

Recapping UF track and field at Tom Jones Memorial: Grant Holloway tied the second-fastest 110-meter hurdles time in collegiate history and Florida posted nine national top-ten times and marks. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

Florida men’s golf finishes fourth at Mason Rudolph: Three Gators placed in the top-15 as well. (Andrew Kovar, Florida Gators)

UF women’s golf finishes tenth at Liz Murphey Collegiate: Sierra Brooks and Marta Perez finished in the top-25. (Andrew Kovar, Florida Gators)

Recruit reactions to the Orange & Blue game: A slew of prospects were willing to share some short comments about their experience. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Alteration to football kickoff rule approved: The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved altering kickoff rules to allow the receiving team to fair catch the kick inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback. Other subjects with noted rule changes include below the waist blocks, pace of play, and leaping rules. (

On the involvement of former Gators in the spring game: A healthy-size group of former Florida players turned out for Saturday’s spring showcase. (Ethan Hughes, Florida Gators; Nick de la Torre, Gator Country)

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