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Gators rally past Georgia in ninth, 4-3

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Mike Zunino is used to the clutch situation. This time he didn’t even need a hit to produce his third game-winning at-bat.

The freshman’s walk-off sacrifice fly helped No. 4 Florida steal a 4-3 victory from Georgia at McKethan Stadium in front of a season-high attendance of 5,363.

“Lucky to be in that spot,” Zunino said with a grin. “He threw a curveball that was really good, but a little over the plate. I was able to put some barrel (of the bat) on it.”

Florida (35-12/18-7 SEC) went into the ninth inning in a 3-2 hole. Brian Johnson started it by reaching on a throwing error by Georgia third baseman Todd Hankins. Daniel Pigott dropped down a bunt and Georgia catcher Carson Schilling threw to second base. Jerico Weitzel, who pinch ran for Johnson, slid into second before throw.

Josh Adams followed with another bunt, but Georgia closer Cooper Moseley (0-4) threw the ball over the first baseman’s head, scoring Weitzel. With Pigott on third and Adams on second, Georgia decided to intentionally walk Tyler Thompson to load the bases for Zunino for the game-winner.

“It comes down to bunts, who can defend it and who can execute it,” Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said.

Georgia’s opportunity to win came through the right arm of starting pitcher Justin Grimm. The junior went seven innings, giving up six hits and two runs while striking out six hitters. Coming into Friday, Grimm had walked 30 batters in 62 innings of work. He walked only one on Friday night, and it came to lead off the seventh inning.

His fastball and curveball kept the Florida hitters off balance, not allowing them to lock in on one pitch. The Gators scored a run in each of the first two innings on RBI singles from Johnson and Zunino, but Grimm then got into a groove.

“That’s probably the best game that anybody has thrown against us all year,” O’Sullivan said. “It almost felt suffocating. He just kept coming at us, kept throwing strikes and kept mixing his pitches. He just kept attacking.”

Starting pitcher Alex Panteliodis didn’t have his best stuff, but he kept the Gators close and gave them a chance to win. He went five innings, allowing four hits and three runs. He also hit two batters. Zunino mentioned that he lost the feel of his off-speed pitches during a three-run fourth inning where Georgia did all of their damage.

The best sign of the night for Florida came from the bullpen. Greg Larson (3-1) struggled through the first half of the season, coming into Friday’s game with a 7.56 ERA, but he held the deficit at one run and allowed the offensive attack in the ninth inning.

Larson worked four innings, allowing only two hits and recording three strikeouts. O’Sullivan credits the improvements to a change of arm slot. Larson wasn’t keeping his fingers on top of the baseball when he released it, instead getting his fingers on the right side of the ball. This caused the ball to flatten out instead of get the sink that made Larson difficult to hit last season. The sink is back and Larson has returned to form.

“Very encouraged with the outing that Larson had,” O’Sullivan said. “He looked really crisp.”

The Florida coaches have allowed a lot of the pitchers to throw batting practice. This has helped them regain their feel for the strike zone and be more consistent with their pitches.

“I’m starting to get on top of the ball a lot better,” Larson said. “Early in the season, my ball was flattening out. Now I’m getting on top of it, and it’s really helped me out.”

UF kept pace with No. 7 South Carolina (39-11/18-7 SEC) on top of the league standings, as the Gamecocks nipped No. 10 Arkansas (38-12/16-9 SEC) in Fayetteville, 3-2.

The Gators will go for the series victory on Saturday against Georgia (14-34/3-20 SEC). First pitch is set for 1 p.m. It is also Senior Day, and the Florida senior class will be recognized before the game.

BASEBALL

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division Conference Overall

(Rank) Team W-L Pct. GB W-L Pct.


(10) South Carolina 18-7 .720 — 39-11 .780

(5) Florida 18-7 .720 — 35-12 .745

(19) Vanderbilt 13-10 .565 4 37-13 .740

Tennessee 12-13 .480 6 29-21 .580

Kentucky 10-15 .400 8 27-23 .540

Georgia 3-20 .130 14 14-34 .292

Western Division Conference Overall

(Rank) Team W-L Pct. GB W-L Pct.


(12) Arkansas 16-9 .640 — 38-12 .760

(16) Mississippi 16-9 .640 — 36-15 .706

(18) Auburn 15-10 .600 1 33-17 .660

(24) Louisiana State 12-13 .480 4 34-16 .680

Alabama 10-15 .400 6 29-21 .580

Mississippi State 5-20 .200 11 21-29 .420

(Rank) Ranking in the GatorCountry.com Top 30

RESULTS

FRIDAY / May 14


Florida 4, Georgia 3

South Carolina 3, Arkansas 2

Vanderbilt 13, Mississippi State 8

Kentucky 11, Louisiana State 9

Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

Tennessee 9, Auburn 3

SATURDAY / May 15

Georgia (Sr. RHP Jeff Walters 1-6, 9.27 ERA) at Florida (Fr. RHP Hudson Randall 6-3, 2.94 ERA), 1 p.m. (CSS)

South Carolina (Jr. RHP Sam Dyson 4-4, 4.30 ERA) at Arkansas (Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger 5-2, 4.65 ERA), 3 p.m.

Vanderbilt (So. RHP Jack Armstrong 6-1, 3.64 ERA or Jr. RHP Taylor Hill 5-3, 3.22 ERA) at Mississippi State (Fr. RHP Chris Stratton 4-3, 5.97 ERA), 3 p.m.

Louisiana State (TBA) at Kentucky (Fr. RHP Jordan Cooper 3-4, 5.11 ERA), 3 p.m.

Mississippi (Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett 7-2, 3.44 ERA) at Alabama (Jr. RHP Jimmy Nelson 5-2, 4.59 ERA), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tennessee (So. LHP Steve Gruver 4-3, 5.51 ERA) at Auburn (TBA), 4 p.m.

SUNDAY / May 16

Georgia (So. RHP Michael Palazzone 4-5, 8.77 ERA) at Florida (Fr. LHP Brian Johnson 4-2, 3.74 ERA), 1 p.m.

Louisiana State (Jr. RHP Austin Ross 3-4, 5.43 ERA) at Kentucky (So. RHP Alex Meyer 5-2, 6.23 ERA), 1 p.m.

South Carolina (TBA) at Arkansas (TBA), 2 p.m. (CST)

Tennessee (TBA) at Auburn (Jr. LHP Grant Dayton 6-2, 5.00 ERA), 2 p.m.

Vanderbilt (So. RHP Jack Armstrong 6-1, 3.64 ERA or Jr. RHP Taylor Hill 5-3, 3.22 ERA) at Mississippi State (TBA), 2:30 p.m.

Mississippi (TBA) at Alabama (TBA), 3 p.m.

RANKINGS

May 10, 2010

GATOR COUNTRY.com TOP 30 / How they fared Friday, May 14

The Gator Country.com Top 30 ranking is determined by combining four polls of USA Today / ESPN Coaches, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association:

School (Record) Result / Next:

1. Texas (41-8) did not play. Next: Sunday vs. Louisiana Tech (2).

2. Virginia (40-9) vs. No. 29 North Carolina, ppd., inclement weather. Next: Saturday vs. No. 29 North Carolina (2), 1 p.m.

3. Arizona State (41-5) did not play. Next: Saturday at Arizona, 9 p.m.

4. Coastal Carolina (42-9) beat Liberty, 4-2. Next: Saturday at Liberty, 7 p.m.

5. Florida (34-12) beat Georgia, 4-3. Next: Saturday vs. Georgia, 1 p.m.

6. Texas Christian (39-10) beat Air Force, 19-17 (12) and 8-2. Next: Saturday vs. Air Force, 5 p.m.

7. Florida State (36-13) lost to North Carolina State, 5-2. Next: Saturday vs. North Carolina State, 6 p.m.

8. Georgia Tech (40-9) beat No. 11 Miami, Fla., 14-3. Next: Saturday vs. No. 11 Miami, Fla., 7 p.m.

9. Louisville (40-9) lost to St. John’s, 8-5. Next: Saturday vs. St. John’s, 4 p.m.

10. South Carolina (37-11) beat No. 12 Arkansas, 3-2. Next: Saturday at No. 12 Arkansas, 3 p.m.

11. Miami, Fla. (36-12) lost to No. 8 Georgia Tech, 14-3. Next: Saturday at No. 8 Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.

12. Arkansas (37-12) lost to No. 10 South Carolina, 3-2. Next: Saturday vs. No. 10 South Carolina, 3 p.m.

13. UCLA (35-11) beat Southern California, 13-7. Next: Saturday vs. Southern California, 5 p.m.

14. Cal State Fullerton (31-14) beat Long Beach State, 12-2. Next: Saturday at Long Beach State, 5 p.m.

15. Oklahoma (35-14) lost to Memphis, 4-3. Next: Saturday vs. Memphis, 7:30 p.m.

16. Mississippi (35-15) beat Alabama, 5-4. Next: Saturday at Alabama, 4 p.m.

17. Virginia Tech (35-15) beat Duke, 11-3. Next: Saturday vs. Duke, 2 p.m.

18. Auburn (33-16) lost to Tennessee, 9-3. Next: Saturday vs. Tennessee, 4 p.m.

19. Vanderbilt (36-13) beat Mississippi State, 13-8. Next: Saturday at Mississippi State, 3 p.m.

19. Connecticut (36-11) lost to South Florida, 12-1. Next: Saturday at South Florida, 7 p.m.

21. Rice (30-17) vs. Southern Mississippi, ppd., inclement weather. Next: Saturday vs. Southern Mississippi (2), 2 p.m.

22. San Diego (31-17) did not play. Next: Friday, May 21 at Pepperdine.

23. Clemson (32-18) lost to Wake Forest, 9-5. Next: Saturday at Clemson, 6 p.m.

24. Louisiana State (34-16) lost to Kentucky, 11-9. Next: Saturday at Kentucky, 3 p.m.

25. California (27-18) did not play. Next: Tuesday vs. San Francisco.

26. Pittsburgh (35-12) beat Cincinnati, 12-2. Next: Saturday at Cincinnati, 4 p.m.

27. Oregon (32-18) beat East Tennessee State, 5-0. Next: Saturday vs. East Tennessee State, 8 p.m.

28. Kansas State (33-15) beat Kansas, 5-4. Next: Saturday vs. Kansas, 7:30 p.m.

29. North Carolina (32-17) at No. 2 Virginia, ppd., inclement weather. Next: Saturday at No. 2 Virginia (2), 1 p.m.

29. Stanford (36-18) beat Washington State, 8-7. Next: Saturday vs. Washington State, 5 p.m.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Arizona State (39-5); 3. Virginia (40-9); 4. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 5. Florida (33-12); 6. Georgia Tech (39-9); 7. Texas Christian (36-10); 8. Florida State (36-12); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Arkansas (37-11); 11. UCLA (34-10); 12. (tie) South Carolina (36-11) and Miami, Fla. (36-11); 14. Cal State-Fullerton (30-14); 15. Oklahoma (35-13); 16. Mississippi (34-15); 17. Vanderbilt (35-13); 18. Virginia Tech (34-15); 19. Connecticut (37-10); 20. Louisiana State (34-15); 21. Auburn (33-15); 22. Clemson (31-17); 23. Rice (30-17); 24. Kansas State (32-15); 25. San Diego (30-16).

BASEBALL AMERICA

1. Virginia (40-9); 2. Texas (41-8); 3. Arizona State (39-5); 4. Florida (33-12); 5. Florida State (36-12); 6. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 7. Texas Christian (36-10); 8. South Carolina (36-11); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 11. UCLA (34-10); 12. Arkansas (37-11); 13. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 14. Mississippi (34-15); 15. Virginia Tech (34-15); 16. Georgia Tech (39-9); 17. Oklahoma (35-13); 18. Auburn (33-15); 19. San Diego (30-16); 20. Connecticut (37-10); 21. Rice (30-17); 22. Oregon (30-18); 23. Vanderbilt (35-13); 24. Pittsburgh (34-12); 25. Stanford (35-18).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Arizona State (39-5); 3. Virginia (40-9); 4. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 5. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 6. Florida (33-12); 7. South Carolina (36-11); 8. Georgia Tech (39-9); 9. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 10. Florida State (36-12); 11. Louisville (40-8); 12. Texas Christian (36-10); 13. UCLA (34-10); 14. Arkansas (37-11); 15. Mississippi (34-15); 16. Oklahoma (35-13); 17. San Diego (30-16); 18. Auburn (33-15); 19. California (27-17); 20. Connecticut (37-10); 21. Virginia Tech (34-15); 22. Pittsburgh (34-12); 23. Rice (30-17); 24. Vanderbilt (35-13); 25. Fresno State (30-20); 26. Clemson (31-17); 27. Southern Mississippi (29-17); 28. Kansas State (32-15); 29. Texas State (30-16); 30. UC Irvine (29-16).

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Virginia (40-9); 3. Arizona State (39-5); 4. Texas Christian (36-10); 5. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 6. Florida (33-12); 7. Georgia Tech (39-9); 8. Florida State (36-12); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Arkansas (37-11); 11. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 12. UCLA (34-10); 13. South Carolina (36-11); 14. Oklahoma (35-13); 15. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 16. Virginia Tech (34-15); 17. Vanderbilt (35-13); 18. Mississippi (34-15); 19. Clemson (31-17); 20. Louisiana State (34-15); 21. North Carolina (31-17); 22. Connecticut (37-10); 23. Auburn (33-15); 24. Rice (30-17); 25. Arizona (30-16); 26. Stanford (25-18); 27. UC Irvine (29-16); 28. Oregon (30-18); 29. Kansas State (32-15); 30. San Diego (30-16).

NCAA MEN’S BASEBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

May 11, 2010

1. Arizona State (Pac-10); 2. Florida (SEC); 3. Virginia (ACC); 4. Louisville (Big East); 5. Texas (Big 12); 6. Coastal Carolina (Big South); 7. Arkansas (SEC); 8. UCLA (Pac-10); 9. Miami, Fla. (ACC); 10. Cal State Fullerton (Big West); 11. Georgia Tech (ACC); 12. Florida State (ACC); 13. Clemson (ACC); 14. Texas Christian (MWC); 15. Louisiana State (SEC); 16. Vanderbilt (SEC);

17. Auburn (SEC); 18. Alabama (SEC); 19. South Carolina (SEC); 20. Mississippi (SEC); 21. San Diego (West Coast); 22. Kentucky (SEC); 23. Oklahoma (Big 12); 24. Connecticut (Big East); 25. Arizona (Pac-10); 26. Rice (C-USA); 27. Virginia Tech (ACC); 28. North Carolina (ACC); 29. Oregon (Pac-10); 30. California (Pac-10); 31. Oregon State (Pac-10); 32. New Mexico (MWC);

33. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt); 34. College of Charleston (Southern); 35. Texas State (Southland); 36. Pittsburgh (Big East); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt); 38. Texas A&M (Big 12); 39. Stanford (Pac-10); 40. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); 41. Citadel (Southern); 42. Liberty (Big South); 43. Kansas State (Big 12); 44. Texas Tech (Big 12); 45. Tennessee (SEC); 46. Elon (Southern); 47. Washington State (Pac-10); 48. Boston College (ACC);

49. Southeastern Louisiana (Southland); 50. Baylor (Big 12); 51. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun); 52. UC Irvine (Big West); 53. Kansas (Big 12); 54. Georgia Southern (Southern); 55. Appalachian State (Southern); 56. Western Carolina (Southern); 57. Washington (Pac-10); 58. Southern Mississippi (C-USA); 59. South Alabama (Sun Belt); 60. Rutgers (Big East); 61. Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt); 62. Southern California (Pac-10); 63. Nebraska (Big 12); 64. Wichita State (Missouri Valley).

RPI BY CONFERENCE

Southeastern: 2. Florida; 7. Arkansas; 15. Louisiana State; 16. Vanderbilt; 17. Auburn; 18. Alabama; 19. South Carolina; 20. Mississippi; 22. Kentucky; 45. Tennessee; 71. Mississippi State; 117. Georgia.

America East: 195. Maine; 197. Binghamton; 228. Stony Brook; 279. Albany (N.Y.); 282. Hartford; 291. UMBC.

Atlantic 10: 100. Charlotte; 177. Rhode Island; 191. Massachusetts; 212. Xavier, Ohio; 223. St. Joseph’s; 224. George Washington; 225. Richmond; 229. Fordham; 235. Saint Louis; 251, St. Bonaventure; 255. Dayton; 264. Temple; 269. Duquesne; 275. La Salle.

Atlantic Coast: 3. Virginia; 9. Miami, Fla.; 11. Georgia Tech; 12. Florida State; 13. Clemson; 27. Virginia Tech; 28. North Carolina; 48. Boston College; 67. North Carolina State; 70. Duke; 140. Maryland; 141. Wake Forest.

Atlantic Sun: 51. Florida Gulf Coast; 99. North Florida; 106. Jacksonville; 115. East Tennessee State; 126. Kennesaw State; 150. Mercer; 154. Stetson; 181. Belmont; 196. Lipscomb; 216. Campbell; 226. South Carolina Upstate.

Big Ten: 69. Michigan; 91. Ohio State; 94. Michigan State; 108. Indiana; 138. Illinois; 149. Penn State; 155. Purdue; 169. Minnesota; 172. Iowa; 194. Northwestern.

Big 12: 5. Texas; 23. Oklahoma; 38. Texas A&M; 43. Kansas State; 44. Texas Tech; 50. Baylor; 53. Kansas; 63. Nebraska; 85. Oklahoma State; 98. Missouri.

Big East: 4. Louisville; 24. Connecticut; 36. Pittsburgh; 60. Rutgers; 84. St. John’s; 96. Villanova; 109. West Virginia; 114. South Florida; 125. Cincinnati; 146. Georgetown; 184. Seton Hall; 205. Notre Dame.

Big South: 6. Coastal Carolina; 42. Liberty; 68. Virginia Military Institute; 83. Radford; 102. High Point; 131. Charleston Southern; 142. Winthrop; 159. Gardner-Webb; 221. UNC Asheville; 261. Presbyterian.

Big West: 10. Cal State Fullerton; 52. UC Irvine; 75. UC Riverside; 79. Long Beach State; 82. Pacific; 123. Cal State Northridge; 161. UC Santa Barbara; 168. UC Davis; 170. Cal Poly.

Colonial: 74. James Madison; 113. George Mason; 122. UNC Wilmington; 139. William & Mary; 162. Georgia State; 164. Virginia Commonwealth; 189. Delaware; 198. Hofstra; 207. Towson; 236. Old Dominion; 243. Northeastern.

Conference USA: 26. Rice; 58. Southern Mississippi; 78. East Carolina; 80. Tulane; 88. Houston; 89. UCF; 103. Marshall; 112. Memphis; 129. UAB.

Horizon: 175. Wright State; 213. Illinois-Chicago; 232. Milwaukee; 267. Youngstown State; 268. Valparaiso; 277. Butler; 284. Cleveland State.

Ivy Group: 127. Dartmouth; 136. Columbia; 185. Cornell; 220. Pennsylvania; 230. Harvard; 237. Brown; 238. Yale; 248. Princeton.

Metro Atlantic: 87. Manhattan; 147. Marist; 152. Canisius; 160. Rider; 192. Siena; 239. Fairfield; 260. Niagara; 271. St. Peter’s; 289. Iona.

Mid-American: 101. Ball State; 128. Bowling Green; 130. Central Michigan; 143. Kent State; 145. Toledo; 163. Miami, Ohio; 193. Eastern Michigan; 208. Northern Illinois; 233. Akron; 234. Buffalo; 247. Ohio; 263. Western Michigan.

Mid-Eastern: 104. Bethune-Cookman; 240. North Carolina A&T; 283. Norfolk State; 290. Coppin State; 292. Delaware State; 294. Florida A&M; 295. Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Missouri Valley: 64. Wichita State; 95. Illinois State; 97. Evansville; 111. Indiana State; 156. Creighton; 176. Missouri Valley; 186. Missouri State; 250. Bradley.

Mountain West: 14. Texas Christian; 32. New Mexico; 93. San Diego State; 118. Brigham Young; 121. UNLV; 165. Utah; 265. Air Force.

Northeast: 201. Bryant; 214. Monmouth; 218. Sacred Heart; 219. Central Connecticut State; 252. Wagner; 266. Mount St. Mary’s; 273. Quinnipiac; 276. Long Island; 287. Fairleigh Dickinson.

Ohio Valley: 119. Jacksonville State; 133. Austin Peay; 153. Murray State; 166. Southeast Missouri State; 178. Eastern Kentucky; 200. Morehead State; 202. Tennessee Tech; 231. UT Martin; 241. Eastern Illinois.

Pacific-10: 1. Arizona State; 8. UCLA; 25. Arizona; 29. Oregon; 30. California; 31. Oregon State; 39. Stanford; 47. Washington State; 57. Washington; 62. Southern California.

Patriot: 137. Army; 209. Holy Cross; 215. Lehigh; 227. Bucknell; 253. Lafayette; 258. Navy.

Southern: 34. College of Charleston; 41. Citadel; 46. Elon; 54. Georgia Southern; 55. Appalachian State; 56. Western Carolina; 81. Samford; 187. UNC Greensboro; 190. Wofford; 199. Davidson; 249. Furman.

Southland: 35. Texas State; 49. Southeastern Louisiana; 66. Northwestern State; 90. McNeese State; 92. Stephen F. Austin; 120. Texas-Arlington; 148. Lamar; 151. USTA; 171. Nicholls State; 180. Sam Houston State; 182. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; 211. Central Arkansas.

Southwestern: 244. Southern; 245. Jackson State; 254. Texas Southern; 272. Alcorn State; 280. Grambling; 285. Mississippi Valley State; 296. Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 297. Prairie View A&M; 299. Alabama State; 301. Alabama A&M.

Summit: 144. South Dakota State; 158. Oral Roberts; 174. Centenary; 242. Southern Utah; 257. Oakland; 278. IPFW; 281. North Dakota State; 288. Western Illinois.

Sun Belt: 33. Florida Atlantic; 37. Louisiana-Lafayette; 40. Western Kentucky; 59. South Alabama; 61. Middle Tennessee; 73. Troy; 75. FIU; 86. Arkansas State; 135. UALR; 173. Louisiana-Monroe; 217. New Orleans.

West Coast: 20. San Diego; 76. Portland; 124. San Francisco; 134. Loyola Marymount; 167. Pepperdine; 188. St. Mary’s (Calif.); 203. Gonzaga; 204. Santa Clara.

Western Athletic: 65. Fresno State; 77. New Mexico State; 105. Hawaii; 116. Nevada; 157. Louisiana Tech; 210. Sacramento State; 222. San Jose State.

Great West: 183. Utah Valley; 206. Northern Colorado; 256. Houston Baptist; 259. New York Institute of Technology; 262. SIU Edwardsville; 270. North Dakota; 274. Texas-Pan American; 293. New Jersey Institute of Technology; 298. Chicago State; 300. North Carolina Central.

Independents: 107. Dallas Baptist; 110. Le Moyne; 132. Cal State Bakersfield; 179. Longwood; 246. Seattle; 286. Savannah State.

FUTURE SCHEDULES

TUESDAY / May 18


North Florida at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

Furman at South Carolina, 7 p.m.

UNC Asheville at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Kentucky at Murray State, 7 p.m.

Jacksonville State at Auburn, 7:30 p.m.

Louisiana State at Tulane, 7:30 p.m.

Arkansas at Oklahoma, 7:35 p.m.

Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY / May 20

Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY / May 21

Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 22

Florida at South Carolina, 4 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 2 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 5 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 4 p.m.

2010 SEC TOURNAMENT / Hoover Ala. / Regions Park

WEDNESDAY / May 26

Game 1: No. 7 seed vs. No. 2 seed, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 2: No. 6 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 3: No. 8 seed vs. No. 1 seed, 5:30 p.m. (SUN)

Game 4: No. 5 seed vs. No. 4 seed, 8 p.m. (SUN)

THURSDAY / May 27

Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 5:30 p.m. (SUN)

Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 8 p.m. (SUN)

FRIDAY / May 28

Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7, 4 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 29

Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 6 p.m. (if necessary) (CSS)

Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 9 p.m. (If necessary) (CSS)

SUNDAY, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY / May 30

Announcement of 16 regional hosts

MONDAY / May 31

Baseball Selection Show, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 4-7

NCAA Regionals (16 sites)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 11-14

NCAA Super Regionals (8 sites)

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY / June 19-30

College World Series, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.

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Mike Zunino is used to the clutch situation. This time he didn’t even need a hit to produce his third game-winning at-bat.

The freshman’s walk-off sacrifice fly helped No. 4 Florida steal a 4-3 victory from Georgia at McKethan Stadium in front of a season-high attendance of 5,363.

“Lucky to be in that spot,” Zunino said with a grin. “He threw a curveball that was really good, but a little over the plate. I was able to put some barrel (of the bat) on it.”

Florida (35-12/18-7 SEC) went into the ninth inning in a 3-2 hole. Brian Johnson started it by reaching on a throwing error by Georgia third baseman Todd Hankins. Daniel Pigott dropped down a bunt and Georgia catcher Carson Schilling threw to second base. Jerico Weitzel, who pinch ran for Johnson, slid into second before throw.

Josh Adams followed with another bunt, but Georgia closer Cooper Moseley (0-4) threw the ball over the first baseman’s head, scoring Weitzel. With Pigott on third and Adams on second, Georgia decided to intentionally walk Tyler Thompson to load the bases for Zunino for the game-winner.

“It comes down to bunts, who can defend it and who can execute it,” Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said.

Georgia’s opportunity to win came through the right arm of starting pitcher Justin Grimm. The junior went seven innings, giving up six hits and two runs while striking out six hitters. Coming into Friday, Grimm had walked 30 batters in 62 innings of work. He walked only one on Friday night, and it came to lead off the seventh inning.

His fastball and curveball kept the Florida hitters off balance, not allowing them to lock in on one pitch. The Gators scored a run in each of the first two innings on RBI singles from Johnson and Zunino, but Grimm then got into a groove.

“That’s probably the best game that anybody has thrown against us all year,” O’Sullivan said. “It almost felt suffocating. He just kept coming at us, kept throwing strikes and kept mixing his pitches. He just kept attacking.”

Starting pitcher Alex Panteliodis didn’t have his best stuff, but he kept the Gators close and gave them a chance to win. He went five innings, allowing four hits and three runs. He also hit two batters. Zunino mentioned that he lost the feel of his off-speed pitches during a three-run fourth inning where Georgia did all of their damage.

The best sign of the night for Florida came from the bullpen. Greg Larson (3-1) struggled through the first half of the season, coming into Friday’s game with a 7.56 ERA, but he held the deficit at one run and allowed the offensive attack in the ninth inning.

Larson worked four innings, allowing only two hits and recording three strikeouts. O’Sullivan credits the improvements to a change of arm slot. Larson wasn’t keeping his fingers on top of the baseball when he released it, instead getting his fingers on the right side of the ball. This caused the ball to flatten out instead of get the sink that made Larson difficult to hit last season. The sink is back and Larson has returned to form.

“Very encouraged with the outing that Larson had,” O’Sullivan said. “He looked really crisp.”

The Florida coaches have allowed a lot of the pitchers to throw batting practice. This has helped them regain their feel for the strike zone and be more consistent with their pitches.

“I’m starting to get on top of the ball a lot better,” Larson said. “Early in the season, my ball was flattening out. Now I’m getting on top of it, and it’s really helped me out.”

UF kept pace with No. 7 South Carolina (39-11/18-7 SEC) on top of the league standings, as the Gamecocks nipped No. 10 Arkansas (38-12/16-9 SEC) in Fayetteville, 3-2.

The Gators will go for the series victory on Saturday against Georgia (14-34/3-20 SEC). First pitch is set for 1 p.m. It is also Senior Day, and the Florida senior class will be recognized before the game.

BASEBALL

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Eastern Division Conference Overall

(Rank) Team W-L Pct. GB W-L Pct.


(10) South Carolina 18-7 .720 — 39-11 .780

(5) Florida 18-7 .720 — 35-12 .745

(19) Vanderbilt 13-10 .565 4 37-13 .740

Tennessee 12-13 .480 6 29-21 .580

Kentucky 10-15 .400 8 27-23 .540

Georgia 3-20 .130 14 14-34 .292

Western Division Conference Overall

(Rank) Team W-L Pct. GB W-L Pct.


(12) Arkansas 16-9 .640 — 38-12 .760

(16) Mississippi 16-9 .640 — 36-15 .706

(18) Auburn 15-10 .600 1 33-17 .660

(24) Louisiana State 12-13 .480 4 34-16 .680

Alabama 10-15 .400 6 29-21 .580

Mississippi State 5-20 .200 11 21-29 .420

(Rank) Ranking in the GatorCountry.com Top 30

RESULTS

FRIDAY / May 14


Florida 4, Georgia 3

South Carolina 3, Arkansas 2

Vanderbilt 13, Mississippi State 8

Kentucky 11, Louisiana State 9

Mississippi 5, Alabama 4

Tennessee 9, Auburn 3

SATURDAY / May 15

Georgia (Sr. RHP Jeff Walters 1-6, 9.27 ERA) at Florida (Fr. RHP Hudson Randall 6-3, 2.94 ERA), 1 p.m. (CSS)

South Carolina (Jr. RHP Sam Dyson 4-4, 4.30 ERA) at Arkansas (Sr. RHP Mike Bolsinger 5-2, 4.65 ERA), 3 p.m.

Vanderbilt (So. RHP Jack Armstrong 6-1, 3.64 ERA or Jr. RHP Taylor Hill 5-3, 3.22 ERA) at Mississippi State (Fr. RHP Chris Stratton 4-3, 5.97 ERA), 3 p.m.

Louisiana State (TBA) at Kentucky (Fr. RHP Jordan Cooper 3-4, 5.11 ERA), 3 p.m.

Mississippi (Sr. RHP Aaron Barrett 7-2, 3.44 ERA) at Alabama (Jr. RHP Jimmy Nelson 5-2, 4.59 ERA), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tennessee (So. LHP Steve Gruver 4-3, 5.51 ERA) at Auburn (TBA), 4 p.m.

SUNDAY / May 16

Georgia (So. RHP Michael Palazzone 4-5, 8.77 ERA) at Florida (Fr. LHP Brian Johnson 4-2, 3.74 ERA), 1 p.m.

Louisiana State (Jr. RHP Austin Ross 3-4, 5.43 ERA) at Kentucky (So. RHP Alex Meyer 5-2, 6.23 ERA), 1 p.m.

South Carolina (TBA) at Arkansas (TBA), 2 p.m. (CST)

Tennessee (TBA) at Auburn (Jr. LHP Grant Dayton 6-2, 5.00 ERA), 2 p.m.

Vanderbilt (So. RHP Jack Armstrong 6-1, 3.64 ERA or Jr. RHP Taylor Hill 5-3, 3.22 ERA) at Mississippi State (TBA), 2:30 p.m.

Mississippi (TBA) at Alabama (TBA), 3 p.m.

RANKINGS

May 10, 2010

GATOR COUNTRY.com TOP 30 / How they fared Friday, May 14

The Gator Country.com Top 30 ranking is determined by combining four polls of USA Today / ESPN Coaches, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association:

School (Record) Result / Next:

1. Texas (41-8) did not play. Next: Sunday vs. Louisiana Tech (2).

2. Virginia (40-9) vs. No. 29 North Carolina, ppd., inclement weather. Next: Saturday vs. No. 29 North Carolina (2), 1 p.m.

3. Arizona State (41-5) did not play. Next: Saturday at Arizona, 9 p.m.

4. Coastal Carolina (42-9) beat Liberty, 4-2. Next: Saturday at Liberty, 7 p.m.

5. Florida (34-12) beat Georgia, 4-3. Next: Saturday vs. Georgia, 1 p.m.

6. Texas Christian (39-10) beat Air Force, 19-17 (12) and 8-2. Next: Saturday vs. Air Force, 5 p.m.

7. Florida State (36-13) lost to North Carolina State, 5-2. Next: Saturday vs. North Carolina State, 6 p.m.

8. Georgia Tech (40-9) beat No. 11 Miami, Fla., 14-3. Next: Saturday vs. No. 11 Miami, Fla., 7 p.m.

9. Louisville (40-9) lost to St. John’s, 8-5. Next: Saturday vs. St. John’s, 4 p.m.

10. South Carolina (37-11) beat No. 12 Arkansas, 3-2. Next: Saturday at No. 12 Arkansas, 3 p.m.

11. Miami, Fla. (36-12) lost to No. 8 Georgia Tech, 14-3. Next: Saturday at No. 8 Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.

12. Arkansas (37-12) lost to No. 10 South Carolina, 3-2. Next: Saturday vs. No. 10 South Carolina, 3 p.m.

13. UCLA (35-11) beat Southern California, 13-7. Next: Saturday vs. Southern California, 5 p.m.

14. Cal State Fullerton (31-14) beat Long Beach State, 12-2. Next: Saturday at Long Beach State, 5 p.m.

15. Oklahoma (35-14) lost to Memphis, 4-3. Next: Saturday vs. Memphis, 7:30 p.m.

16. Mississippi (35-15) beat Alabama, 5-4. Next: Saturday at Alabama, 4 p.m.

17. Virginia Tech (35-15) beat Duke, 11-3. Next: Saturday vs. Duke, 2 p.m.

18. Auburn (33-16) lost to Tennessee, 9-3. Next: Saturday vs. Tennessee, 4 p.m.

19. Vanderbilt (36-13) beat Mississippi State, 13-8. Next: Saturday at Mississippi State, 3 p.m.

19. Connecticut (36-11) lost to South Florida, 12-1. Next: Saturday at South Florida, 7 p.m.

21. Rice (30-17) vs. Southern Mississippi, ppd., inclement weather. Next: Saturday vs. Southern Mississippi (2), 2 p.m.

22. San Diego (31-17) did not play. Next: Friday, May 21 at Pepperdine.

23. Clemson (32-18) lost to Wake Forest, 9-5. Next: Saturday at Clemson, 6 p.m.

24. Louisiana State (34-16) lost to Kentucky, 11-9. Next: Saturday at Kentucky, 3 p.m.

25. California (27-18) did not play. Next: Tuesday vs. San Francisco.

26. Pittsburgh (35-12) beat Cincinnati, 12-2. Next: Saturday at Cincinnati, 4 p.m.

27. Oregon (32-18) beat East Tennessee State, 5-0. Next: Saturday vs. East Tennessee State, 8 p.m.

28. Kansas State (33-15) beat Kansas, 5-4. Next: Saturday vs. Kansas, 7:30 p.m.

29. North Carolina (32-17) at No. 2 Virginia, ppd., inclement weather. Next: Saturday at No. 2 Virginia (2), 1 p.m.

29. Stanford (36-18) beat Washington State, 8-7. Next: Saturday vs. Washington State, 5 p.m.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Arizona State (39-5); 3. Virginia (40-9); 4. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 5. Florida (33-12); 6. Georgia Tech (39-9); 7. Texas Christian (36-10); 8. Florida State (36-12); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Arkansas (37-11); 11. UCLA (34-10); 12. (tie) South Carolina (36-11) and Miami, Fla. (36-11); 14. Cal State-Fullerton (30-14); 15. Oklahoma (35-13); 16. Mississippi (34-15); 17. Vanderbilt (35-13); 18. Virginia Tech (34-15); 19. Connecticut (37-10); 20. Louisiana State (34-15); 21. Auburn (33-15); 22. Clemson (31-17); 23. Rice (30-17); 24. Kansas State (32-15); 25. San Diego (30-16).

BASEBALL AMERICA

1. Virginia (40-9); 2. Texas (41-8); 3. Arizona State (39-5); 4. Florida (33-12); 5. Florida State (36-12); 6. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 7. Texas Christian (36-10); 8. South Carolina (36-11); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 11. UCLA (34-10); 12. Arkansas (37-11); 13. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 14. Mississippi (34-15); 15. Virginia Tech (34-15); 16. Georgia Tech (39-9); 17. Oklahoma (35-13); 18. Auburn (33-15); 19. San Diego (30-16); 20. Connecticut (37-10); 21. Rice (30-17); 22. Oregon (30-18); 23. Vanderbilt (35-13); 24. Pittsburgh (34-12); 25. Stanford (35-18).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Arizona State (39-5); 3. Virginia (40-9); 4. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 5. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 6. Florida (33-12); 7. South Carolina (36-11); 8. Georgia Tech (39-9); 9. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 10. Florida State (36-12); 11. Louisville (40-8); 12. Texas Christian (36-10); 13. UCLA (34-10); 14. Arkansas (37-11); 15. Mississippi (34-15); 16. Oklahoma (35-13); 17. San Diego (30-16); 18. Auburn (33-15); 19. California (27-17); 20. Connecticut (37-10); 21. Virginia Tech (34-15); 22. Pittsburgh (34-12); 23. Rice (30-17); 24. Vanderbilt (35-13); 25. Fresno State (30-20); 26. Clemson (31-17); 27. Southern Mississippi (29-17); 28. Kansas State (32-15); 29. Texas State (30-16); 30. UC Irvine (29-16).

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

1. Texas (41-8); 2. Virginia (40-9); 3. Arizona State (39-5); 4. Texas Christian (36-10); 5. Coastal Carolina (41-6); 6. Florida (33-12); 7. Georgia Tech (39-9); 8. Florida State (36-12); 9. Louisville (40-8); 10. Arkansas (37-11); 11. Miami, Fla. (36-11); 12. UCLA (34-10); 13. South Carolina (36-11); 14. Oklahoma (35-13); 15. Cal State Fullerton (30-14); 16. Virginia Tech (34-15); 17. Vanderbilt (35-13); 18. Mississippi (34-15); 19. Clemson (31-17); 20. Louisiana State (34-15); 21. North Carolina (31-17); 22. Connecticut (37-10); 23. Auburn (33-15); 24. Rice (30-17); 25. Arizona (30-16); 26. Stanford (25-18); 27. UC Irvine (29-16); 28. Oregon (30-18); 29. Kansas State (32-15); 30. San Diego (30-16).

NCAA MEN’S BASEBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

May 11, 2010

1. Arizona State (Pac-10); 2. Florida (SEC); 3. Virginia (ACC); 4. Louisville (Big East); 5. Texas (Big 12); 6. Coastal Carolina (Big South); 7. Arkansas (SEC); 8. UCLA (Pac-10); 9. Miami, Fla. (ACC); 10. Cal State Fullerton (Big West); 11. Georgia Tech (ACC); 12. Florida State (ACC); 13. Clemson (ACC); 14. Texas Christian (MWC); 15. Louisiana State (SEC); 16. Vanderbilt (SEC);

17. Auburn (SEC); 18. Alabama (SEC); 19. South Carolina (SEC); 20. Mississippi (SEC); 21. San Diego (West Coast); 22. Kentucky (SEC); 23. Oklahoma (Big 12); 24. Connecticut (Big East); 25. Arizona (Pac-10); 26. Rice (C-USA); 27. Virginia Tech (ACC); 28. North Carolina (ACC); 29. Oregon (Pac-10); 30. California (Pac-10); 31. Oregon State (Pac-10); 32. New Mexico (MWC);

33. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt); 34. College of Charleston (Southern); 35. Texas State (Southland); 36. Pittsburgh (Big East); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt); 38. Texas A&M (Big 12); 39. Stanford (Pac-10); 40. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); 41. Citadel (Southern); 42. Liberty (Big South); 43. Kansas State (Big 12); 44. Texas Tech (Big 12); 45. Tennessee (SEC); 46. Elon (Southern); 47. Washington State (Pac-10); 48. Boston College (ACC);

49. Southeastern Louisiana (Southland); 50. Baylor (Big 12); 51. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun); 52. UC Irvine (Big West); 53. Kansas (Big 12); 54. Georgia Southern (Southern); 55. Appalachian State (Southern); 56. Western Carolina (Southern); 57. Washington (Pac-10); 58. Southern Mississippi (C-USA); 59. South Alabama (Sun Belt); 60. Rutgers (Big East); 61. Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt); 62. Southern California (Pac-10); 63. Nebraska (Big 12); 64. Wichita State (Missouri Valley).

RPI BY CONFERENCE

Southeastern: 2. Florida; 7. Arkansas; 15. Louisiana State; 16. Vanderbilt; 17. Auburn; 18. Alabama; 19. South Carolina; 20. Mississippi; 22. Kentucky; 45. Tennessee; 71. Mississippi State; 117. Georgia.

America East: 195. Maine; 197. Binghamton; 228. Stony Brook; 279. Albany (N.Y.); 282. Hartford; 291. UMBC.

Atlantic 10: 100. Charlotte; 177. Rhode Island; 191. Massachusetts; 212. Xavier, Ohio; 223. St. Joseph’s; 224. George Washington; 225. Richmond; 229. Fordham; 235. Saint Louis; 251, St. Bonaventure; 255. Dayton; 264. Temple; 269. Duquesne; 275. La Salle.

Atlantic Coast: 3. Virginia; 9. Miami, Fla.; 11. Georgia Tech; 12. Florida State; 13. Clemson; 27. Virginia Tech; 28. North Carolina; 48. Boston College; 67. North Carolina State; 70. Duke; 140. Maryland; 141. Wake Forest.

Atlantic Sun: 51. Florida Gulf Coast; 99. North Florida; 106. Jacksonville; 115. East Tennessee State; 126. Kennesaw State; 150. Mercer; 154. Stetson; 181. Belmont; 196. Lipscomb; 216. Campbell; 226. South Carolina Upstate.

Big Ten: 69. Michigan; 91. Ohio State; 94. Michigan State; 108. Indiana; 138. Illinois; 149. Penn State; 155. Purdue; 169. Minnesota; 172. Iowa; 194. Northwestern.

Big 12: 5. Texas; 23. Oklahoma; 38. Texas A&M; 43. Kansas State; 44. Texas Tech; 50. Baylor; 53. Kansas; 63. Nebraska; 85. Oklahoma State; 98. Missouri.

Big East: 4. Louisville; 24. Connecticut; 36. Pittsburgh; 60. Rutgers; 84. St. John’s; 96. Villanova; 109. West Virginia; 114. South Florida; 125. Cincinnati; 146. Georgetown; 184. Seton Hall; 205. Notre Dame.

Big South: 6. Coastal Carolina; 42. Liberty; 68. Virginia Military Institute; 83. Radford; 102. High Point; 131. Charleston Southern; 142. Winthrop; 159. Gardner-Webb; 221. UNC Asheville; 261. Presbyterian.

Big West: 10. Cal State Fullerton; 52. UC Irvine; 75. UC Riverside; 79. Long Beach State; 82. Pacific; 123. Cal State Northridge; 161. UC Santa Barbara; 168. UC Davis; 170. Cal Poly.

Colonial: 74. James Madison; 113. George Mason; 122. UNC Wilmington; 139. William & Mary; 162. Georgia State; 164. Virginia Commonwealth; 189. Delaware; 198. Hofstra; 207. Towson; 236. Old Dominion; 243. Northeastern.

Conference USA: 26. Rice; 58. Southern Mississippi; 78. East Carolina; 80. Tulane; 88. Houston; 89. UCF; 103. Marshall; 112. Memphis; 129. UAB.

Horizon: 175. Wright State; 213. Illinois-Chicago; 232. Milwaukee; 267. Youngstown State; 268. Valparaiso; 277. Butler; 284. Cleveland State.

Ivy Group: 127. Dartmouth; 136. Columbia; 185. Cornell; 220. Pennsylvania; 230. Harvard; 237. Brown; 238. Yale; 248. Princeton.

Metro Atlantic: 87. Manhattan; 147. Marist; 152. Canisius; 160. Rider; 192. Siena; 239. Fairfield; 260. Niagara; 271. St. Peter’s; 289. Iona.

Mid-American: 101. Ball State; 128. Bowling Green; 130. Central Michigan; 143. Kent State; 145. Toledo; 163. Miami, Ohio; 193. Eastern Michigan; 208. Northern Illinois; 233. Akron; 234. Buffalo; 247. Ohio; 263. Western Michigan.

Mid-Eastern: 104. Bethune-Cookman; 240. North Carolina A&T; 283. Norfolk State; 290. Coppin State; 292. Delaware State; 294. Florida A&M; 295. Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Missouri Valley: 64. Wichita State; 95. Illinois State; 97. Evansville; 111. Indiana State; 156. Creighton; 176. Missouri Valley; 186. Missouri State; 250. Bradley.

Mountain West: 14. Texas Christian; 32. New Mexico; 93. San Diego State; 118. Brigham Young; 121. UNLV; 165. Utah; 265. Air Force.

Northeast: 201. Bryant; 214. Monmouth; 218. Sacred Heart; 219. Central Connecticut State; 252. Wagner; 266. Mount St. Mary’s; 273. Quinnipiac; 276. Long Island; 287. Fairleigh Dickinson.

Ohio Valley: 119. Jacksonville State; 133. Austin Peay; 153. Murray State; 166. Southeast Missouri State; 178. Eastern Kentucky; 200. Morehead State; 202. Tennessee Tech; 231. UT Martin; 241. Eastern Illinois.

Pacific-10: 1. Arizona State; 8. UCLA; 25. Arizona; 29. Oregon; 30. California; 31. Oregon State; 39. Stanford; 47. Washington State; 57. Washington; 62. Southern California.

Patriot: 137. Army; 209. Holy Cross; 215. Lehigh; 227. Bucknell; 253. Lafayette; 258. Navy.

Southern: 34. College of Charleston; 41. Citadel; 46. Elon; 54. Georgia Southern; 55. Appalachian State; 56. Western Carolina; 81. Samford; 187. UNC Greensboro; 190. Wofford; 199. Davidson; 249. Furman.

Southland: 35. Texas State; 49. Southeastern Louisiana; 66. Northwestern State; 90. McNeese State; 92. Stephen F. Austin; 120. Texas-Arlington; 148. Lamar; 151. USTA; 171. Nicholls State; 180. Sam Houston State; 182. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; 211. Central Arkansas.

Southwestern: 244. Southern; 245. Jackson State; 254. Texas Southern; 272. Alcorn State; 280. Grambling; 285. Mississippi Valley State; 296. Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 297. Prairie View A&M; 299. Alabama State; 301. Alabama A&M.

Summit: 144. South Dakota State; 158. Oral Roberts; 174. Centenary; 242. Southern Utah; 257. Oakland; 278. IPFW; 281. North Dakota State; 288. Western Illinois.

Sun Belt: 33. Florida Atlantic; 37. Louisiana-Lafayette; 40. Western Kentucky; 59. South Alabama; 61. Middle Tennessee; 73. Troy; 75. FIU; 86. Arkansas State; 135. UALR; 173. Louisiana-Monroe; 217. New Orleans.

West Coast: 20. San Diego; 76. Portland; 124. San Francisco; 134. Loyola Marymount; 167. Pepperdine; 188. St. Mary’s (Calif.); 203. Gonzaga; 204. Santa Clara.

Western Athletic: 65. Fresno State; 77. New Mexico State; 105. Hawaii; 116. Nevada; 157. Louisiana Tech; 210. Sacramento State; 222. San Jose State.

Great West: 183. Utah Valley; 206. Northern Colorado; 256. Houston Baptist; 259. New York Institute of Technology; 262. SIU Edwardsville; 270. North Dakota; 274. Texas-Pan American; 293. New Jersey Institute of Technology; 298. Chicago State; 300. North Carolina Central.

Independents: 107. Dallas Baptist; 110. Le Moyne; 132. Cal State Bakersfield; 179. Longwood; 246. Seattle; 286. Savannah State.

FUTURE SCHEDULES

TUESDAY / May 18


North Florida at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

Furman at South Carolina, 7 p.m.

UNC Asheville at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Kentucky at Murray State, 7 p.m.

Jacksonville State at Auburn, 7:30 p.m.

Louisiana State at Tulane, 7:30 p.m.

Arkansas at Oklahoma, 7:35 p.m.

Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY / May 20

Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

FRIDAY / May 21

Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 7:30 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 22

Florida at South Carolina, 4 p.m. (SUN)

Kentucky at Georgia, 2 p.m.

Alabama at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m.

Auburn at Mississippi, 5 p.m.

Mississippi State at Louisiana State, 4 p.m.

2010 SEC TOURNAMENT / Hoover Ala. / Regions Park

WEDNESDAY / May 26

Game 1: No. 7 seed vs. No. 2 seed, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 2: No. 6 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 3: No. 8 seed vs. No. 1 seed, 5:30 p.m. (SUN)

Game 4: No. 5 seed vs. No. 4 seed, 8 p.m. (SUN)

THURSDAY / May 27

Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 5:30 p.m. (SUN)

Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 8 p.m. (SUN)

FRIDAY / May 28

Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 7, 4 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 8, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 29

Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 a.m. (SUN)

Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m. (SUN)

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 6 p.m. (if necessary) (CSS)

Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 9 p.m. (If necessary) (CSS)

SUNDAY, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY / May 30

Announcement of 16 regional hosts

MONDAY / May 31

Baseball Selection Show, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 4-7

NCAA Regionals (16 sites)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 11-14

NCAA Super Regionals (8 sites)

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY / June 19-30

College World Series, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.

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