GAINESVILLE, Fla. – No. 10 Florida baseball (31-13, 13-8 SEC) travels to Lexington this upcoming Thursday-Saturday for a three-game road series at Kentucky (26-15, 10-11 SEC). WATCH | LISTEN
The action begins with game one on Thursday at 7 p.m. on SEC Network. Game two will stream live on SEC Network+ on Friday at 6:30 p.m., with the series wrapping up on Saturday at 2 p.m. on SEC Network+. Fans can listen in Gainesville on WRUF 850 AM/98.1 FM and in Jacksonville 1010 XL or on any mobile device via TuneIn app (https://tunein.com/radio/Florida-Baseball-s308240/ or by searching for the “Florida Baseball” station).
Dating back to 1953, the Gators and Wildcats gave faced off 212 times with Florida holding a 142-69-1 advantage (.672) in the all-time series. Under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan, the Gators are 20-18 versus Kentucky including 9-9 on the road. Florida enters this week’s three-game series having won six of their last eight games against the Wildcats, although there has not been a sweep in this series by either team since the Gators took three games in Gainesville back in 2005.
The Gators come into the three-game set versus Kentucky red hot and fresh off of a series victory over No. 2 Vanderbilt. Florida has won 11 of their last 13 games as well as 14 of their last 18 and now sit just one game behind Vanderbilt and Tennessee for the top spot in the SEC East. Additionally, the Gators have racked up double-digit hits in five of their last six games, averaging 12.8 hits per game over the course of that span. In total, Florida boasts five wins against top-five nationally-ranked teams this year.
LAST TIME OUT
Prior to defeating Stetson by a 9-6 score in a Tuesday midweek contest, Florida went head-to-head against No. 2 Vanderbilt last weekend at Florida Ballpark. After coming up short in game one by an 11-7 margin, the Gators rallied to take the final two games (W 11-8, W 5-3) and secure a series victory. Florida is the first team to beat Vanderbilt in back-to-back games all season long and just the second team to claim a series win over the Commodores in 2021.