Florida Gators Baseball Swept By No. 1 Razorbacks Ahead Of Tourney
Gators Drop Final SEC Series to Razorbacks
No. 9 Florida (35-19, 17-13 SEC) drops their final regular season series, and No. 1 Arkansas (42-10, 22-8 SEC) completes the sweep over the Gators.
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Game One: 6-1 Razorbacks
Pitcher Tommy Mace
Tagged with his first loss of the season
4.2 innings and allowed three earned runs on five hits and four walks
Eighth start with seven-or-more strikeouts of the 2021 season
Struggling at the plate
Gators struck out 16 times
Second-inning homer is his fourth homerun in Florida’s last seven games
.458 BA over the course of past seven games
Eighth-inning walk extends his on-base streak to 15 games
Game Two: 4-3 Razorbacks
The Gators had a chance to secure the victory and even the series in game two, but that chance disappeared as Florida fell victim to a ninth-inning walk-off.
Florida Came Out Ready to Hit
Early 3-0 lead
Fourth homer of his freshman season
Another Quality Start From Hunter Barco
Has struck out seven-or-more batters in eight starts this season
Allowed just two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight
Six strikeouts heading into fourth
Relieved by Jack Leftwich in bottom half of seventh
Leftwich tagged with loss
Allowed two runs on four hits while striking out four.
Game Three: 9-3 Razorbacks
It was a back and forth battle until late in the seventh inning.
Career High 6.1 Innings for Franco Aleman
Struck out a career-high eight batters in the game, topping his previous career best of five strikeouts
Allowed six earned runs on seven hits and one walk
Tagged with loss
Sixth multi-hit game in last nine matchups
Florida falls to 7-12 on the road this season.
Seventh Inning, Seven Run Inning For the Razorbacks
Aleman replaced by Jordan Butler who was then relieved by Christian Scott
The 2021 SEC Baseball Tournament is set to take place May 25-30 in Hoover, Alabama. The Gators earned the No. 6 seed and will take on 11th-seeded Kentucky on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. ET. This is a single-elimination game.
The winner of the Florida Kentucky game will advance to face No. 3 seed Mississippi State on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. ET.
What’s At Stake?
The Gators ended the 2021 regular season on a four-game losing streak. The SEC tournament is Florida’s last chance to secure a national seed and, potentially, prove themselves worthy of hosting a Regional.