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Wednesday March 21, 2001Davidson Leads Baseball to 19-9 Victory Over Maine

Gainesville, FL

Designated hitter Aaron Davidson tied a school record with five hits and Florida took advantage of nine stolen bases and five Maine errors in registering a 19-9 victory against Maine Wednesday at McKethan Stadium. Florida improves to 13-13 on the season while Maine drops to 8-2.

Davidson led the offensive attack with career highs in hits in a game (five) and RBI in a game (four). Davidson finished 5-6 with four RBI, two doubles and two runs scored. Shortstop Kevin Estrada continued his hot hitting with a 3 for 5 night, with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.

Florida starter Scot Drucker picked up his second win of the season against no losses. Drucker pitched 4.0 innings on a pitch count giving up three runs and striking out two. Maine starter Simon Stoner (1-1) took the loss going 5.0 innings giving up seven runs, only two earned.

Florida stole a season high 9 bases in the game. The Gators also produced their second highest run total of the season with the 19 runs. Gator catcher Brian Rose (1-3, 2 runs) was hit by pitches twice in the game and now has been hit 11 times on the season. Mark Kiger (1 for 6) extended his hitting streak to 15 games.

Four Florida relief pitchers held the Black Bears to six runs, three earned over the final five innings. Kevin Coleman, Ben Hedgecock, Robbie Wells and Jay Belflower struck out 9 batters over the 5.0 innings.

Florida continues SEC play this weekend against Arkansas. Game times are Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday noon (time change). Sunday’s game can be seen on Sunshine Network. All games can be heard on the Gator Radio Network.

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