The weekend may have ended in disappointment for the University of Florida club baseball team, but it wasn’t a complete loss.
April 17 kicked off the club’s alumni weekend with a home run derby featuring both Gator alumni and current UF club baseball players.
The Gators fell 5-3 in 10 innings to the University of Central Florida Knights during the April 19 series finale, likely ending their hopes of playing in the postseason.
The derby was determined by the team’s current players. UF junior Zack Zaversnik, 20, defeated junior Patrick Pinak, 20, in the final round with two home runs. Pinak hit one.
“You won’t find a better group of guys to play baseball with,” Pinak said. “Even though our season ended early, it’s pretty awesome knowing we’re all going to be friends for years to come.”
While the Gators’ regular season schedule is complete, the Knights have two games remaining against Florida International University, which they are expected to win.