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Gators Sweep NCAA Baseball Gainesville Regional
By Samuel Navarro
FAU pitcher Sean Labsan faces Florida in the second inning of the 2015 NCAA Gainesville Regional on May 31.
UF freshman Alex Faedo gets the win, allowing three hits in six innings pitched on May 31.
University of Southern Florida third baseman Andres Leal throws the ball to first base Saturday night in Gainesville, Fla. The Bulls lost to the Gators 8-2.
UF shortstop Richie Martin (right) throws the ball to first baseman Peter Alonso for the first out of the seventh inning against the USF Bulls on May 30 in Gainesville, Fla.
USF pitcher Ryan Valdes throws during the first inning of the 2015 NCAA Baseball Regional on May 30. Valdes was the losing pitcher with six innings pitched allowing five runs.
Bobby Poyner (left) receives UF pitcher, A.J. Puk at the dugout after the first inning. Puk pitched seven shutout innings and struck out eight.
UF pitcher A.J. Puk throws during the first inning of their second 2015 NCAA Baseball Regional game against USF on May 30 in Gainesville, Fla.
UF center fielder Buddy Reed slides to safety at second base after hitting a double in the fifth inning against Florida A&M University.
UF second baseman Mike Rivera gets hit by a pitch. Rivera had to leave the game after five innings.
FAMU first baseman Michael Birsong swings at the plate on May 29 at the NCAA Gainesville Baseball Regionals. FAMU lost its first game against the Gators 19-0.
After diving for the ball, first baseman Peter Alonso throws the ball to first base to get the first out of the inning against FAMU.
Right fielder Jeremy Vasquez slides at the plate in the fifth inning. The Gators scored five runs and connected three hits in the inning.
Peter Alonso reaches third base after a hit connected by Jeremy Vasquez in the second inning of the game against FAMU on May 29.
Logan Shores makes the first pitch of the Game. UF faced FAMU in its first game of the 2015 NCAA Gainesville Baseball Regional, Friday May 29, 2015.
USF's Zac Gilcrease (16) slides into home plate to score and give his team a 1-run difference over FAU in the second inning.
USF infielder Zac Gilcrease bunts in the second inning. Zac left the game with four at-bats, zero hits and one run scored.
FAU starting pitcher Drew Jackson throws the first pitch of the game. Jackson was the losing pitcher allowing four runs in five innings.
USF celebrates its first 2015 NCAA Gainesville Regional win over FAU on May 29.
Tommy Peterson steps up on the mount to close the game against FAU. Peterson reached his 16 save of the season.
Esteban Puerta (9) catches the ball on first base on an attempt to keep the USF runner from stealing first base.
The UF team celebrates the 2-1 victory over FAU to win the 2015 NCAA Baseball Regional in Gainesville on May 31.
Florida baseball advances after sweeping the NCAA Gainesville Regional on Sunday.
The Gators opened with a 19-0 win over Florida A&M University Friday, beat the University of South Florida 8-2 Saturday and capped off the weekend with a 2-1 Regional-clinching victory over Florida Atlantic University.
UF will host the winner of the Tallahassee Regional this weekend. The NCAA will announce the start times and dates for the Super Regional late Monday night.
Nearly 200 teams are in Gainesville Thursday for the 2019 Florida High School Competitive Cheerleading State Championships – the most ever, organizers said yesterday.