The Florida Gators are just one game behind the Kentucky Wildcats in the SEC East with three weekends left in the college baseball season before the SEC Tournament. The Gators are coming off of a strong week, winners of their last six games, are looking to stay hot against
How to watch
Friday, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network +)
Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network +)
Sunday, 2 p.m. (SEC Network)
Fri: RHP Alex Faedo (6-1, 2.62 ERA) vs. RHP James McArthur (3-3, 3.08 ERA)
Sat: RHP Brady Singer (5-3, 2.09 ERA) vs. LHP Ryan Rolison (6-2, 1.84 ERA)
Sun: RHP Jackson Kowar (7-0, 3.90) vs. LHP David Parkinson (5-2, 3.34 ERA)
Ole Miss holds the series record by a slim margin (49-47) and a 29-28 record since 1992 and has won 10-of-19 series in that span. The teams have split the last four series with the home team taking two games each meeting.
Last meeting: 2015 in Oxford, Ole Miss took the series 2-1 (W4-1, W 5-2, L 8-4)
Last Ole Miss sweep: 2004 (Gainesville)
Last Florida sweep: 2011 (Gainesville)
Tight SEC race
3 teams tied for first.
4 teams tied for second.
The Road to Hoover is no joke. pic.twitter.com/2Bag5S09De
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 5, 2017
Quick Hits on the Gators
Christian Hicks already has a three-home run week after hitting one against FAMU and two Wednesday against Jacksonville.
In the last 25 JJ Schwarz is hitting .314 (27-for-86) with 4 home runs and 26 RBI. Through the first 20 games, he hit just .200 with two homers and 9 RBI.
Sophomore third baseman Jonathan India, who has missed the last nine games with an elbow injury, took batting this week and could be available to play this weekend against Ole Miss. Kevin O’Sullivan has said repeatedly that he won’t play India until the trainers give him a full clean bill of health.
Mike Rivera (broken hamate) should be back taking batting practice next week and could return in time for the Kentucky series or the SEC Tournament the following week.
Nelson Maldonado (shoulder) left the Gators win over Jacksonville on Wednesday with an apparent shoulder injury. Maldonado dove for a ball in right field landed awkwardly and was slow to get up. When he did stand up he immediately started walking in towards the dugout. Maldonado’s injury is not thought to be serious, however.
Around the SEC
No. 18 Arkansas (34-12/13-8 SEC) at Tennessee (23-18/6-14 SEC)
No. 11 Mississippi State (30-16/14-7 SEC) at No. 15 Texas A&M (33-13/13-8 SEC)
Alabama (15-29/2-19 SEC) at No. 5 Auburn (32-14/14-7 SEC)
Georgia (17-28/11-10 SEC) at No. 4 Kentucky (31-14/13-8 SEC)
Missouri (28-18/8-13) at Vanderbilt (27-17/10-10 SEC)
South Carolina (26-17/10-11 SEC) at No. 12 LSU (30-15/13-8 SEC)