Tim Olson’s three-run ninth inning home run capped a six-run ninth inning
and completed Florida’s comeback with a 9-6 victory over Samford Wednesday
at McKethan Stadium. Florida (20-13) won its sixth consecutive game,
scoring all nine runs over the final three innings to record the five-run
Olson, who finished 1-for-5 on the night, extended his hit streak to 14
games with the ninth inning home run. It marked the second time in the
last three games Olson has won a game with a ninth inning home run.
Olson’s three-run home run helped UF to a 7-4 victory over Arkansas on
After six innings, the Gators were trailing 5-0 after a five-run Samford
fifth inning broke open a scoreless game. Four Bullsog batters had two
hits on the night, including Grant Cladwell, who added his eighth home run
of the season.
Kenny Birch (4-0) benefitted from the comeback, pitching a scoreless ninth
to earn the win. Ty Dedmon (2-4) took the loss for Samford.
Aaron Sobieraj, who went 3-for-4, started off the ninth inning with a
double to centerfield. Pat Osborn and Mark Kiger then followed with two
singles to pull UF within two runs at 6-4. An error by shortstop Eddie
Harris allowed the fifth run to score. Jason Dill then singled to tie the
game at six, scoring Mark Kiger and setting up Olson’s heroics.