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  1. Gators want QB Jeff Driskel to slide

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Jeff Driskel was a pretty good high school baseball player, but he's not too keen on sliding on the football field. In fact, Florida's sophomore quarterback doesn't mind taking hits when he's running with the ball. He seems to ...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  2. 3 Gators named All-American

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida pitchers Brian Johnson and Austin Maddox and catcher Mike Zunino were named All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Wednesday. Zunino and Johnson -- both of whom were first-round draft ...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  3. Tucker's torrid postseasons continue

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- There seems to be one definite when it comes to the Florida baseball team and the NCAA tournament: Preston Tucker is going to show up. Big time. As good as he has been during the regular season in his career, Tucker has bee...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  4. Six more Gators drafted; total up to 8

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - More proof of why the Florida baseball team is the favorite to win the College World series: The Gators had six more players drafted on Tuesday. Shortstop Nolan Fontana and pitcher Steven Rodriguez were taken in the second roun...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  5. Florida Gators catcher Mike Zunino taken third in MLB draft

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida Gators catcher Mike Zunino was selected third overall by the Seattle Mariners in Monday's MLB draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  6. Zunino, Gators finally thinking of draft

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Today, and only today, Florida catcher Mike Zunino is allowing himself to finally think about the Major League Baseball draft. Otherwise, Zunino -- who is projected to be among the top five selections -- has pretty much ignore...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  7. No. 1 Florida Gators avoid string of baseball regional upsets

    Michael DiRocco

    Top-seeded Florida rolled through the Gainesville Regional this weekend, capping it by routing second-seeded Georgia Tech 15-3 on Sunday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  8. Jonathon Crawford throws no-hitter in Florida Gators' regional op...

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida pitcher Jonathon Crawford threw a no-hitter to lead the top-seeded Gators past Bethune-Cookman 4-0 in an opening-round game of the Gainesville Regional on Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  9. Five Gators earn All-SEC honors

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Five Florida baseball players were named to the All-Southeastern Conference teams released Tuesday, including four who were named to the first team. Outfielder Preston Tucker, catcher Mike Zunino, pitcher/DH Brian Johnson and ...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  10. Top-seed Gators hope best is yet to come

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The postseason is finally here for the Florida baseball team, and coach Kevin O'Sullivan gets the feeling the freshness of the NCAA tournament will spur the Gators into doing something they haven't done all season: Play their bes...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  11. Crawford unexpected UF baseball MVP

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan was expecting very little from right-hander Jonathan Crawford this season. The Gators have one of the best pitching staffs in the nation with preseason All-American starters Hudson Randall, Brain...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  12. Shafer leads onslaught of fiery UF freshmen

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's 11-inning victory over North Florida on Tuesday night was a typical example of what has happened throughout the season. The Gators got good pitching -- especially from the bullpen -- and veteran catcher and reigning ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  13. Slumping Gators still contending for SEC

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Slumps are as much a part of baseball as curveballs and home runs. Right now the Florida baseball team is mired in one, and it's coming at a crucial time: With the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship on the ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  14. Less thought, more production for Fontana

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Nolan Fontana's new approach of less thinking has resulted in more offensive production. Florida's junior shortstop has been pounding the baseball in his last seven games, hitting .542 (13 for 24) and driving in seven runs, si...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  15. UF baseball up to No. 2 in power rankings

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida baseball team, fresh off a 3-1 performance, come it at No. 2 in Eric Sorenson's weekly power rankings. The Gators (28-8, 9-6 SEC) beat Florida State to finish a 3-0 series sweep of the rival Seminoles and also took...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  16. Top-ranked UF loses center fielder

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida baseball team is now facing its first bit of adversity in an otherwise carefree season. Starting center fielder Tyler Thompson is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee dur...

    Blog | March 22, 2012