Hoover, Ala. — Gator Country was the only Florida media outlet to send a photographer to the SEC baseball tournament. Here’s an exclusive gallery of more than 110 images from the Gators’ 11-3 loss to South Carolina on Thursday at Regions Park.
The loss eliminated UF from the SEC tournament without a win for the first time since 1995. The Gators will now await the NCAA Baseball Tournament Selection Show on Monday at 12:30 p.m. to find out where and when they will next play.
Third-seeded Florida (34-22) matched USC with ten hits in the game, but left eight runners on base and committed three errors in the loss. South Carolina (38-20) scored five runs in both the second and eighth innings to put away the Gators.
Florida starter Billy Bullock (4-4) lasted only 1.1 innings, allowing six hits and five runs. Freshman Tommy Toledo was impressive in relief, holing South Carolina to one earned run in four innings. Senior Josh Edmondson pitched the final 2.2 innings, allowing five unearned runs.
Cole Figueroa and Matt den Dekker each had three hits for the Gators while Brandon McArthur had two RBIs.
South Carolina pitcher Nick Godwin (7-3) earned the win by pitching seven innings and holding UF to three runs. Mike Cisco pitched the final two innings to notch his first save of the season.