O’Sullivan previews Ole Miss series

On Thursday afternoon Kevin O’Sullivan met with the media to talk about the Gators upcoming series against Ole Miss.

O’Sullivan touched on a number of topics, including the status of Richie Martin as well as a pitcher being out for the year.

  • Corey Stump is out for the year. O’Sullivan said he just had shoulder surgery, as he was injured in his last outing.
  • Jay Carmichael has had two good outings the last two weekends and O’Sullivan said each time he pitches, he learns something new.
  • Having a starter go deep is good for everyone because when a pitcher comes out after 3 or 4 innings it throws everyone off, according to O’Sullivan.
  • O’Sullivan said he thought Richie Martin would be ready to go for this weekend but his finger isn’t quite healed yet, but he will be evaluated Friday morning.
  • Taylor Gushue has done a good job behind the plate and with his bat recently and that’s why O’Sullivan has stuck with him at catcher.
  •  O’Sullivan believes eliminating a few mistakes could help the team flip to the winning side. He says that Florida isn’t able to cover up a lot of their mistakes which has led to some runs being scored.
  • Florida has to bunt better and execute the little things according to O’Sullivan. He says things will turn at some point.
  • O’Sullivan said he is preaching that the offense has to be more aggressive. He says that Florida is hitting with two strikes too much so far.
  • This weekend’s rotation is Jay Carmichael, Crawford and Sunday’s starter is to be determined.
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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.