Columbia, S.C. — Gator Country was the only Florida media outlet to send a writer or photographer to cover the Gators’ SEC baseball series against the Gamecocks. Here’s an exclusive gallery from all three game of 200 images!
Florida won 9-3 on Friday behind strong pitching from freshman starter Tommy Toledo and an impressive 5.1-inning relief performance by Billy Bullock. The Gators had 12 hits in the win to capture their first road win on a Friday night this season.
The Gamecocks took advantage of a couple of defensive miscues to capture Saturday’s game 6-5. USC pitcher Will Atwood pitched his first career complete game to earn the win. Avery Barnes had three hits, and Riley Cooper hit his first career home run for the Gators in the loss.
South Carolina (33-15, 13-11 SEC) won the rubber game on Sunday 9-6 behind some timely hitting. Florida (28-18, 13-11) got another three-hit performance from Barnes while Cooper hit another home run in the loss.
The Gators were making their final visit to Sarge Frye Field, as the Gamecocks will move to a new stadium in 2009.