Florida baseball slides into NCAA Tournament

By Adam Silverstein
May 27, 2013

Florida Gators baseball snuck into the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Monday, earning a berth to the event for the sixth-straight year despite finishing the season with a 29-28 record and losses in nine of their last 13 games.

The three seed in the Bloomington Regional, Florida will open play Friday at 1 p.m. against two-seed Austin Peay (45-13). The game will air live only on ESPN3.com.

Also in the Bloomington Regional are its hosts, one-seed Indiana (43-14), and four-seed Valparaiso (31-26). The Gators went 1-2 against the Hoosiers during a three-game series in Gainesville, FL back in March.

Regional action will continue through Sunday or Monday (if necessary) with the winner out of Bloomington moving on to face the victor from the Tallahassee Regional.

Florida is not hosting a regional for the first time since 2007, when the Gators missed the tournament entirely, but is making its 29th all-time appearance in regional play. UF has been to six-straight NCAA Tournaments under the leadership of head coach Kevin O’Sullivan but is still looking for its first national championship. Florida has reached the College World Series seven times and played for the national title twice (2005, 2011).

4 Comments

  1. joe says:

    The Important Thing Is That The Streak Continues. Anything Past This Point Is Gravy

  2. obgator says:

    It would be kinda crazy if they won it all after having to sneak in this season

  3. Collegeballdude says:

    They better get hot because they have been stone cold. If they can muster a streak like they did at mid season they might have a chance to make it to the super regionals.

  4. Ken (CA) says:

    saw the selection show yesterday, someone actually picked us as sleeper to watch..which is kind of odd considering we lost 8 of our last 12 or something like that including series to 2 of the worst teams in the SEC.

    That aside, this is pretty favorable matchup, beat FSU in the final game and Indiana was very early in the year, much better team now, could be a shocker in the making…

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