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Tuesday February 13, 2001Baseball Defeats Charleston Southern 12-3

Gainesville, FL

For the second straight home game Florida used a key second inning to break open a game as it defeated Charleston Southern 12-3 Tuesday night in baseball at McKethan Stadium.

The Gators scored six in their half of the second on six hits. Three Gator starters had three hits to pace the offensive attack. Pat Osborn went 3-3 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Matt Siegel was 3-6 with two runs and 1 RBI, while Pete Nystrom finished 3-5 with two RBI and two runs.

Gator starter T.J. Stanton got the win on a pitchcount going three innings without allowing a run. Stanton is now 1-0 in his first career start. Buccaneers starter Andrew Viars (0-1) took the loss after allowing eight hits, eight runs (five earned) in three innings.

Gator centerfielder Matt Goss led off the second inning with a walk. Nystrom then doubled down the left field line putting runners at second and third. David Klebonis, making his first start of the season, played perfect baseball grounding out to second scoring the run and advancing Nystrom to third. After a Buccanear error the Gators reeled off 5 hits and one walk in their next six at bats scoring 4 more runs in the inning.

Florida (2-3) is in action again Wednesday against Charleston Southern (2-1) at 5 p.m. Junior Joey Simon (0-2) will start for Florida.

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