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Tuesday March 14, 2000Baseball Defeats Fordham 6-4

Gainesville, FL

Florida used a combination of timely hitting and pitching to take a 6-4 victory over Fordham University Tuesday night at McKethan Stadium. Florida improved to 13-11 on the season.
Joey Simon and Craig Mosher combined to strikeout 13 Ram batters, while leaving 13 Fordham runners stranded including two in the final inning. Simon (2-2) went five innnings in his first career start, allowing three runs on eight hits with six strikeouts. Mosher pitched the final four innings to earn his first save of the season, striking out a career-high seven batters.

UF jumped on Fordham (2-5) for three runs in the first inning, building 4- 1 and 6-3 leads while never trailing in the contest. Peter Nystrom’s single to center brought Matt Siegel in to score for the first Gator run. Nystrom later had a double and a triple, scoring on his last two hits.

Fordham starter Bryan Kelly fell to 0-1 on the season, giving up four runs on six hits.

Fordham pushed across a single run in the ninth inning off Mosher to pull within 6-4 with runners on first and second. But, Mosher got the ground ball double play to end the game.

Florida benefitted from a pair of runs that scored on balks by Fordham pitchers.

The Gators and Rams will meet again tommorow at 7 pm.
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