May 29, 2011; Hoover, AL, USA; Florida Gators relief pitcher Austin Maddox (10) celebrates after his team defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores in the SEC Championship at Regions Park. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

Florida Gators 3 - Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 2; Gators Claim Another Sweep Victim

The No. 1 Florida Gators baseball team defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 3-2 on Sunday to complete the weekend series sweep. Needing only four hits to secure the victory, the Gators won their 13th-straight game to improve to 15-1.

The Gators found little offense on Sunday as stars Preston Tucker and Mike Zunino combined to go 0-for-6. They weren’t alone as four other Gators also couldn’t manage hits despite multiple at-bats. But the ones that did would do enough to give Florida another win.

Despite that limited offense, it was homeruns that won it for the Gators. Florida got a two-run shot from Casey Turgeon and a solo homerun from Taylor Gushue in the win. The rest was up to pitching and defense.

Daniel Gibson got the win – his first of the season – in relief of starting pitching Jonathon Crawford. The save went to Austin Maddox – his fifth of 2012.

The Gators have the day off on Monday before jumping back into action on Tuesday against rival Florida State.

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Tags: Austin Maddox Casey Turgeon College Baseball Daniel Gibson Florida Gators Florida Gulf Coast Eagles FSU Seminoles Jonathon Crawford Mike Zunino Preston Tucker Taylor Gushue

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