June 18, 2011; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators first baseman Preston Tucker (25) hits an RBI double during the fifth inning against the Texas Longhorns during the 2011 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Florida Gators 10 - Vanderbilt Commodores 2; Baseball Win Streak Record Set


The No. 1 Florida Gators’ baseball team set a school record on Friday night with their 15th-straight victory. The 10-2 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores put what might just be the best all-around Gators’ team alone at the top of the win streak record list.

As we get deeper and deeper into the season, it becomes more and more likely that the goal of a national championship may be realized. Yes, this Florida team really is that good and appears (so far) to have no true rivals. That will change as the Gators get to the College World Series and have to face some of those other top-ranked teams, but there’s still no reason to not believe Florida couldn’t beat any of them.

It took a while for the Gators to start manufacturing runs on Friday night, but once they came, they came in bunches. Florida first scored in the bottom of the fifth when they put up five runs. The Gators then added four in the bottom of the seventh and added one more for good measure in the eighth.

Hudson Randall got his third win of the season (3-0), pitching 6.2 innings and allowing on two earned runs. Preston Tucker led the way with three RBI while Taylor Gushue and Austin Maddox added two each.

The Gators and Commodores meet at 1:00 PM on Saturday for game two.

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