The host was the first team to go down at the Gainesville Regional, as Florida, the #15 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, lost its first game to South Florida in the double-elimination tournament. The Gator’s offense fell short against a surprising deep Bulls pitching staff, and despite out-hitting USF 8-6, that didn’t translate to run support in a 5-3 loss.
Now, the Gators head into the losers bracket and will face potential elimination on Saturday, when they take on the loser of the game between Miami and South Alabama.
Gators head baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan, along with SOPH Kris Armstrong and FRESH Nathan Hickey, spoke about the loss postgame to the media. Video is courtesy of the SEC.