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D1 Digest: Florida, Louisville Notch Big Victories

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    D1 Digest: Florida, Louisville Notch Big Victories
    Roundup Kendall Rogers - March 13, 2019
    Team of the day
    Florida
    The Gators appeared to be in some trouble against rival Florida State through five innings. FSU’s J.C. Flowers smashed a grand slam and the Seminoles led the Gators 6-0. However, the Gators went wild in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring five runs in the fifth, eight in the sixth, and capping off the 20-7 victory in style with a seven-run eighth inning. The win over FSU was UF’s ninth-straight over its in-state rival, while it was the first time since 1980 the Gators scored 20 or more runs in a win over the Seminoles.

    Nander De Sedas hit a home run early and looked smooth in the field for the most part, while Flowers obviously had that big hit in the middle innings. Otherwise, it was an ugly night for the Seminoles. Florida freshman slugger Kendrick Calilao continued his impressive hitting by smacking a grand slam and finishing the night with six RBIs, while Blake Reese hit a two-run home run and five Gators finished the night with two hits. The top four hitters in the UF lineup finished the evening 10-for-21 with nine RBIs. That’s a decent night, as FSU’s Mike Martin coached his final road game against the Gators.

    Upset of the day
    Northwestern State 3, No. 13 LSU 1
    The Tigers are still trying to find the right formula, and that was evident Tuesday night in a tough 3-1 loss to a solid Northwestern State club. Northwestern senior righthander Cullen McDonald put together an impressive start, striking out five, walking three and allowing a run on five hits in 7.2 innings, while LSU spot started Landon Marceaux, who struck out three in three no-hit innings of work. Neither team did much from an offensive standpoint, with Jeffrey Elkins leading the way for Northwestern State with a double and two RBIs.

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