On Sunday, the No. 1/5 Florida Gators defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 6-3 to win the hard-fought weekend series between the two. With game one going to 16 innings, and game two resulting in a 5-3 Georgia victory, there was little doubt Florida would have a tough battle ahead of them in the series finale. The win pushed the Gators record to 31-9 (11-7 SEC).
Senior center fielder Daniel Pigott was the hero, sending a three-run shot over the fence in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie. Pigott went 3-for-3 on the day and drove in four of the Gators six runs. Amazingly, his day in the field was the exact opposite in terms of excitement. It was a relatively quiet day in Pigott’s area of the outfield and the senior didn’t manage a single putout.
The Gators used six pitchers in the win with sophomore reliever Karsten Whiston getting the victory to improve to 2-0. Junior Austin Maddox closed out the Bulldogs in the ninth to record his 11th save.
Florida is off on Monday then hosts USF on Tues...