Even in a shortened season the Florida Gators baseball team made an impact, including three newcomers.
Florida freshmen Hunter Barco, Tyler Nesbitt, and Nathan Hickey were all named Freshmen All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Barco was a high-end draft prospect that quickly earned the Sunday starter job with the Gators. Barco finished the 2020 season with a 2-0 record and a 1.40 ERA. He struck out 26 batters to just six walks in 19.1 innings.
Hickey is another freshman that found a starting role. The catcher/designated hitter hit .311 with four home runs, two doubles and batted in seven. Hickey had a streak of four consecutive games with a home run.
Nesbitt worked mainly out of the bullpen for the Gators. He made five appearances, including one start. Nesbitt didn’t allow an earned run over 11.2 innings of work, while striking out 17 batters to just three walks and seven hits.