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Gator softball falls to Central Florida: In Orlando Wednesday evening, Florida dropped a 1-0 decision to the hosting Knights. A pair of singles in the bottom of the first was the deciding factor for UCF. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)
UCF takes the game 1-0 over the Gators. Next up is a three game series against No. 15 Alabama starting Saturday, April 7.— Gators Softball (@GatorsSB) April 4, 2018
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Jonathan India presently on track to be best hitter in Gator history: If the junior third baseman keeps up his current pace (.433), he’d beat UF’s all-time batting average record, which was set in 1965 at .425. If he dips slightly or stays around where he is, he could still become just the ninth Florida player to ever hit over .400 on the season - and the first to do so since Matt LaPorta in 2007. (Ethan Bauer, Miami Herald)
Florida baseball off to a great start: The Gators are 25-5 through their first 30 games this season, and on a seven game win streak which includes six straight over top-ten teams. The only better start for Florida under Kevin O’Sullivan was a 27-3 campaign to begin 2016. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Florida’s defense may have same big issue as last year: The Gators struggled stopping explosive plays a year ago - and instances of that same issue cropped up in Florida’s first spring scrimmage. (David Wunderlich, Gator Country)
Pressure on Gators’ offensive line: The unit is no longer short on depth, young, and inexperienced - which were all reasons it hadn’t performed up to preseason hopes and expectations in recent years. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Defensive line coach Sal Sunseri reviews his position group: Sunseri hopes for a four deep rotation. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
More on the 2019 California prospects Florida recently hosted: Four-star cornerback Jeremiah Criddell, four-star quarterback Jayden Daniels, and the nation’s No. 1 all purpose running back Sean Dollars, were on campus on Tuesday. UF has not signed a recruit from the Golden State since 2010. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
UF lacrosse dominates Temple: The Owls were limited to just 13 shot attempts by the Gators’ defense in Florida’s 15-3 win. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)
Mike Miller reportedly receiving interest about open UF basketball job: Memphis’ Commercial Appeal has reported that the former Gator, who is also reportedly a candidate to join Penny Hardaway’s Memphis staff, has been contacted by Florida for the vacancy created by Dusty May leaving for FAU. (Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal; Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)
Gators in line with college basketball trend: “One-and-done laden teams like Duke and Kentucky may get talked about more on ESPN, but developing players and building a cohesive team with an experienced core group of players ultimately leads to more consistent postseason success.” (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
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