Florida avoided being swept by LSU with a 7-5 come from behind victory
Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium. Joey Simon pitched 5 1/3 innings of
scoreless relief to allow the Gator comeback after being down 5-0 in the
Tim Olson ignited the comeback with a three-run homer in the 4th inning.
The hit extended Olson’s hitting streak to 26 games, tying him with Brad
Wilkerson for the UF school record.
Simon moves to 7-2 on the season with the victory. In Simon’s 5 1/3
innings of work he had three strikeouts, while allowing only two hits and
one walk. Craig Mosher started the game for the Gators before giving way
Jason Dill went 4-for-4 on the afternoon with two doubles and two singles.
Dill was 7-for-12 in the weekend series for the Gators who improved to 28-
16-1, 10-7-1 on the season. LSU (29-11, 12-5) reliever Trey Hodges took
the loss in relief and falls to 2-2.
Kurt Keene went 3-for-5 for the Gators scoring two runs on the day,
including the go-ahead run in the seventh inning. Keene singled to
leftfield with one out in the inning and then advanced to third on a
single by Dill to rightfield. Peter Nystrom then hit into a fielder’s
choice to allow Keene to score the eventual winning run.
The Gators return to action on the road this Wednesday as the take on
Jacksonville University at Wolfson Park.