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Wednesday April 19, 2000Gator Baseball Defeats Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL

Florida broke open a close game with four-run fifth inning to cruise to a 9-1 victory Wednesday at Wolfson Park in Jacksonville. Florida improved to 29-16-1 in winning its ninth consecutive mid-week game, while Jacksonville dropped to 26-17.

Florida loaded the bases in five of the first six innings but failed to take advantage of the situations until the fifth inning when the Gators scored four runs. The Gators added two in the sixth to build a 9-1 advantage. Florida broke open a close game with four-run fifth inning to cruise to a 9-1 victory Wednesday at Wolfson Park in Jacksonville. Florida improved to 29-16-1 in winning its ninth consecutive mid-week game, while Jacksonville dropped to 26-17.

Florida loaded the bases in five of the first six innings but failed to take advantage of the situations until the fifth inning when the Gators scored four runs. The Gators added two in the sixth to build a 9-1 advantage.

UF starter Eddie Rojas allowed just one run on two hits over four innings for the win. He improved to 3-0 on the season. Four Gator relievers held Jacksonville scoreless over the final five innings to preserve the win.

OF Tim Olson extended his hit streak to 27 games with a first-inning single. He finished 1-for-3 with two walks. He broke Brad Wilkerson's school record of 26 consecutive games set over the end of the 1996 season and beginning of the 1997 season. It currently ranks as the seventh-longest streak in SEC history.

Florida travels to Knoxville for a three-game series with Tennessee beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday.

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