The Gators came alive late after a slow start to defeat Central Michigan 7-3 in their regional opener on Friday night.
All of the ingredients seem to be coming together for the Gators to make a deep postseason run, but they're going to try to keep their focus on the task at hand, starting with Friday night's regional opener against Central Michigan.
Timmy Manning rose to the occasion in his first outing in 53 days, firing a career-high five scoreless innings in the Gators' 9-0 semifinal win over Texas A&M. UF will play for a championship on Sunday.
The Gators defeated Alabama 11-6 thanks to Nick Ficarrotta's career day on the mound. They'll play Texas A&M in a semifinal game that is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:30.
The Gators won a wild SEC Tournament opener over South Carolina, 2-1, on Tuesday night thanks to 8 1/3 dominant innings by Brandon Sproat and a walk-off sacrifice fly by Colby Halter.