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Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball drops midweek game with Mercer

Head coach Kevin O'Sullivan is making a change to this weekend's pitching rotation.

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Gator baseball falls to Mercer: The Bears used eight shutout innings from their bullpen to best Florida 6-4 Tuesday night in Gainesville. After the game, Kevin O’Sullivan said Tyler Dyson will remain in the bullpen for UF’s SEC series this weekend with Auburn. Freshman Jack Leftwich, who has allowed just one earned run in his last 19.2 innings, will make his first SEC start against Auburn on Saturday. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Florida softball hosting second game with Florida State: The No. 8 Seminoles got the better of the No. 5 Gators earlier this year in Tallahassee. Last season, the two programs split the series with each team winning at home. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Amanda Lorenz named SEC Player of the Week: The junior collected her second such honor this season after posting a .636 average at the plate last week. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

On Dan Mullen embracing expectations: A long-ish piece on Florida’s new head coach’s coaching career. (Alex Scarborough, ESPN)

Predicting Florida’s 2018 offensive depth chart: An educated guess based on what reporters saw in spring. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Taven Bryan hopes to extend Gators’ first round draft pick streak: For the past five years, a Gator has heard his name called in the first round. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Emory Jones’ mother discusses her son post-spring: Trina Jones praises her son’s “amazing growth.” (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

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