SIX BITS: Baseball, softball, track, tennis, golf, lax

By Adam Silverstein
April 19, 2010

1 » No. 7/9 Florida Gators baseball split the remaining two games of its away series against the Kentucky Wildcats, winning 6-3 Saturday night before falling 6-5 on Sunday. The Gators (25-10, 10-5 SEC) clinched their first series win in Lexington, KY, against the Wildcats (22-14, 5-10 SEC) at Cliff Hagan Stadium since 2004. Saturday, sophomore first baseman Preston Tucker (1-4) led the way with three RBI, while freshman designated hitter Austin Maddox (3-5) collected two runs. Freshman Hudson Randall got the start, but sophomore reliever Greg Larson (2-1) earned the win on 3.2 no-hit innings. Tucker went 2-5 Sunday, but Florida and sophomore Anthony DeSclafani (2-2) fell to Kentucky in the series finale.

2 » No. 3/4 softball also took a series win against UK over the weekend, winning two out of three games from Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, FL. Junior first baseman Megan Bush went 3-6 during the doubleheader on Saturday with a grand slam, while sophomore outfielder Michelle Moultrie contributed a 5-6 performance with two runs and a double. Junior Stephanie Brombacher and freshman Ensley Gammel (10-1) pitched, earning a win and loss, respectively. Gammel would also earn her fourth save in the first game. The Gators (34-5, 14-3 SEC) clinched the series Sunday against the Wildcats (27-18, 11-11 SEC) with senior OF Francesca Enea (2-3) grabbing two RBI and her 58th career home run. She is now within two of the all-time SEC record of 60. Brombacher (23-4) tossed a complete game for her second win of the weekend.

Four more BITS on track & field, tennis, golf and lacrosse…after the break!

4 » No. 1 track & field team captured 11 event titles during the Tom Jones Memorial Classic at James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track over the weekend. Senior sprinter Calvin Smith won the men’s 400-meter with a 2010 world-leading time of 44.81 seconds. Senior thrower Mariam Kevkhishvili took home the women’s shot put with a personal-record throw of 18.46m/60-6.75. Sophomore sprinter Jeff Demps won the men’s 100-meter dash on his own in 10.22 seconds (-0.5), but he also was the anchor of the winning men’s 4×100-meter relay team that won in 39.06 seconds. Also on that team was fellow football player and junior sprinter Chris Rainey.

4 » No. 3 women’s (21-2, 11-0 SEC) and No. 6 men’s (17-3, 9-1 SEC) tennis each closed out their respective regular seasons with victories, defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks 4-0 and 6-1. Each now look to the 2010 SEC Tournament where they, respectively, earned No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. The women won the SEC regular season title, while the men came in second-place.

5 » Already competing for the 2010 SEC Championship over the weekend were men’s and women’s golf; unfortunately, both finished the event without a title to bring home. The No. 4/6 men finished with 849 (+9) to tie for second place, while the No. 10/11 women ended their run in 10th with an 889 (+37). Georgia and Alabama claimed the respective event titles.

6 » In the process of closing out a fantastic year in which they rose to No. 20 in the nation, the inaugural Florida lacrosse team (9-6, 1-3 ALC) fell 12-7 to the No. 8 Vanderbilt Commodores (11-3, 4-0 ALC) on Sunday in their home finale at Donald R. Dizney Stadium in Gainesville. Freshman attacker Ashley Bruns led the team with three goals. Their final game of the season comes in two weeks when they go on the road to face the defending National Champion Northwestern Wildcats.

5 Comments

  1. jason cline says:

    Dont Forget the Men’s Disc Golf Team took 15th in the country at this weekends National Championships.

    http://www.pdga.com/asu-wins-team-title

  2. By disc golf…do you mean frolf?

  3. jason cline says:

    Some might refer to it as Frolf, but Disc Golf is the terminology used in Collegiate play and Professional play. PDGA, Professional Disc Golf Association.

  4. Wingtee says:

    You got to be kidding???

  5. jason says:

    negative wingnut.

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