GAME THREAD: FAU vs #12 Florida - April 1st, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
What: Florida Atlantic (15-12) vs #12 Florida (19-9)
When: Tuesday, Apr. 1st at 7:00 PM
Where: McKethan Stadium
The Gators lead 20-6 overall and are 16-4 in Gainesville. UF took the last meeting 7-1. The Owls are 1-5 under McCormack.
W 7-6 '09
L 7-3 '10
L 15-0 '10
L 13-2 '11
L 16-1 '12
L 7-1 '13
Projected Starting Pitchers
FAU - LHP Brandon Rhodes (2-0, 2.05 ERA)
UF - RHP Karsten Whitson (1-0, 5.65 ERA)
Florida Atlantic snapped a five game losing streak on Sunday thanks to Drew Jackson's solid performance against Southern Miss.
Tyler Rocklein picked up his first home run of the year (2 RBI) in the 3-1 win, while going .500 for the series with a .800 slugging percentage. Three other Owls registered marks of .300 or better at the plate in SS Stephen Kerr, CF Billy Endris, and 1B Ricky Santiago.
LHP Brandon Rhodes (2-0) will be making his fourth start of the season on Tuesday. The sophomore saw 1.2 innings of action last Friday, allowing just a hit while striking out two batters.
The Gators have won four straight, knocking off #1 FSU at their place before taking three from #4 LSU in Gainesville. After being out for a while, that performance has them back in multiple Top 25 in multiple polls, and as high as 12th.
UF has claimed 13 of its last 16 contests and boasts a 15-5 (.750) record at McKethan Stadium this year. Sixteen of their 28 total games have been decided by two runs or less.
Redshirt junior RHP Karsten Whitson (1-0, 5.65) will make his fifth start of the season on Tuesday and first career appearance against FAU.