Chris Petrie snapped a tie with a
bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth to push Florida past
Kentucky 5-4 on Sunday.
Florida (23-20, 10-8 Southeastern Conference) took the lead
early and maintained it with single runs in the first, third, fifth
and eighth innings. Cole Figueroa, Brian Leclerc and Jon Townsend
each had three hits for the Gators.
Kentucky (27-12-1, 7-10-1) did not score its first run until the
sixth inning, but the Wildcats rallied to a 4-4 tie after scoring
twice in the top of the ninth inning.
The Gators out-hit the Wildcats 17-12, but both teams combined
to strand 23 runners on base.
Patrick Keating (3-1) got the win for Florida, giving up five
hits and one earned run. Dewayne Oxford (3-1) picked up the loss