2017 Florida Gators baseball team

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2017 Florida Gators baseball
Florida Gators alternate logo.svg
National champions
SEC regular season co-champions
Gainesville Regional champions
Gainesville Super Regional champions
College World Series champions
2–0 in CWS Finals
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
CB No. 1
2017 record 52–19 (21–9 SEC)
Head coach Kevin O'Sullivan (10th year)
Assistant coach Craig Bell (10th year)
Brad Weitzel (10th year)
Home stadium Alfred A. McKethan Stadium
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Eastern
No. 1 Florida  x‍‍y 21 9 0   .700     52 19 0   .732
No. 10 Kentucky  ‍‍‍y 19 11 0   .633     43 23 0   .652
No. 15 Vanderbilt  ‍‍‍y 15 13 1   .534     36 25 1   .589
Missouri  ‍‍‍ 14 16 0   .467     36 23 0   .610
South Carolina  ‍‍‍ 13 17 0   .433     35 25 0   .583
Georgia  ‍‍‍ 11 19 0   .367     25 32 0   .439
Tennessee  ‍‍‍ 7 21 0   .250     27 25 0   .519
Western
No. 2 LSU  xy 21 9 0   .700     52 20 0   .722
No. 22 Arkansas  ‍‍‍y 18 11 0   .621     45 19 0   .703
No. 13 Mississippi State ‍‍‍y 17 13 0   .567     40 27 0   .597
No. 8 Texas A&M  ‍‍‍y 16 14 0   .533     41 23 0   .641
No. 29 Auburn  ‍‍‍y 16 14 0   .533     37 26 0   .587
Ole Miss  ‍‍‍ 14 16 0   .467     32 25 0   .561
Alabama  ‍‍‍ 5 24 1   .183     19 34 1   .361
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2017 Florida Gators baseball team represented the University of Florida in the sport of baseball during the 2017 college baseball season. The Gators competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They played their home games at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The team was coached by Kevin O'Sullivan in his tenth season as Florida head coach. The Gators entered the season hoping to build upon their performance in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, where they finished seventh at the 2016 College World Series after losses to eventual national champion Coastal Carolina and Texas Tech. In the 2017 season, the Gators won their first baseball national championship by defeating LSU two games to none in the championship series.

Roster[edit]

By player[edit]

2017 Florida Gators baseball team
Players Coaches
# Pos. Name Bats/Throws Height Weight Year Home town
35 LHP Andrew Baker L/L 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Haines City, FL
32 OF Keenan Bell L/L 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Jacksonville, FL
13 RHP Austin Bodrato L/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Montgomery, NY
23 RHP Nate Brown R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Hartland, WI
17 RHP Michael Byrne R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Orlando, FL
18 RHP Tyler Dyson R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Bradenton, FL
21 RHP Alex Faedo R/R 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Tampa, FL
5 INF Dalton Guthrie R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Sarasota, FL
9 INF Christian Hicks L/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr St. Augustine, FL
26 LHP Nick Horvath S/L 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Jupiter, FL
6 INF Jonathan India R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Coral Springs, FL
28 C Mark Kolozsvary R/R 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Tavares, FL
37 RHP Jackson Kowar R/R 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Charlotte, NC
44 OF Austin Langworthy L/L 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Williston, FL
66 OF Ryan Larson R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Orlando, FL
10 RHP David Lee R/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Gainesville, FL
8 INF Deacon Liput L/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Oviedo, FL
34 RHP Nick Long R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Sarasota, FL
27 OF Nelson Maldonado R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Tampa, FL
36 LHP Cole Maye L/L 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Huntersville, NC
20 RHP Bill McKay R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Plant City, FL
52 RHP Kirby McMullen R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Ocala, FL
3 INF Garrett Milchin L/R 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Windermere, FL
12 INF Blake Reese S/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Tallahassee, FL
4 C Mike Rivera R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Venice, FL
39 RHP Frank Rubio R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Miami Shores, FL
22 C J.J. Schwarz R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Palm Beach Gardens, FL
51 RHP Brady Singer R/R 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Eustis, FL
24 RHP Cam Weinberger R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Boca Raton, FL
Head coach

7 Kevin O'Sullivan

Assistant coach(es)

33 Craig Bell
42 Brad Weitzel


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Current redshirt

Roster

By position[edit]

2017 Florida Gators roster

Pitchers

  • 3 – Garrett Milchin – Freshman
  • 10 – David Lee – Junior
  • 13 – Austin Bodrato – Freshman
  • 17 – Michael ByrneSophomore
  • 18 – Tyler Dyson – Freshman
  • 20 – Billy McKay – Freshman
  • 21 – Alex FaedoJunior
  • 23 – Nate Brown – Freshman
  • 24 – Cam Weinberger – Freshman
  • 26 – Nick Horvath – Junior
  • 34 – Nick Long – Freshman
  • 35 – Andrew Baker – Freshman
  • 36 – Cole Maye – Freshman
  • 37 – Jackson KowarSophomore
  • 39 – Frank Rubio – Senior
  • 44 – Austin Langworthy – Freshman
  • 51 – Brady SingerSophomore
  • 52 – Kirby McMullen – Freshman
 

Catchers

  • 4 – Mike Rivera – Junior
  • 22 – J. J. SchwarzJunior
  • 28 – Mark Kolozsvary – Junior

Infielders

  • 3 – Garrett Milchin – Freshman
  • 5 – Dalton GuthrieJunior
  • 6 – Jonathan IndiaSophomore
  • 8 – Deacon Liput – Sophomore
  • 9 – Christian Hicks – Junior
  • 12 – Blake Reese – Sophomore
  • 18 – Tyler Dyson – Freshman
  • 27 – Nelson Maldonado – Sophomore
  • 32 – Keenan Bell – Freshman
 

Outfielders

  • 13 – Austin Bodrato – Freshman
  • 26 – Nick Horvath – Junior
  • 27 – Nelson Maldonado – Sophomore
  • 32 – Keenan Bell – Freshman
  • 35 – Andrew Baker – Freshman
  • 44 – Austin Langworthy – Freshman
  • 52 – Kirby McMullen – Freshman
  • 66 – Ryan Larson – Senior

Coaching staff[edit]

Coaching Staff
  • 7 – Kevin O'Sullivan – Head Coach – 10th year
  • 33 – Craig Bell – Assistant Coach – 10th year
  • 42 – Brad Weitzel – Assistant Coach – 10th year
  • 31 – Lars Davis – Volunteer Assistant Coach – 3rd year
  • Jon Michelini – Athletic Trainer – 4th year
  • Paul Chandler – Strength & Conditioning Coordinator – 8th year

Schedule[edit]

Legend
  Florida win
  Florida loss
  Postponement
Bold Florida team member
2017 Florida Gators Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Postseason

Rankings from USA Today/ESPN Top 25 coaches' baseball poll. All times Eastern. Parentheses indicate tournament seedings. Retrieved from FloridaGators.com

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Final 
Coaches'[4] 2 (4) 2 (4)* 2 (4)* 2 (1) 5 (1) 12 9 7 10 10 8 7 5 5 4 4 4* 4* 1 (27) 
Baseball America[5] 3 3 3 3 5 13 8 8 16 15 11 11 7 5 4 5 5* 5* 1 
Collegiate Baseball^[6] 3 3 2 2 8 17 11 10 18 16 13 10 7 4 2 3 3 3 1 
NCBWA[7] 2 2 2 2 5 11 9 7 12 13 11 10 6 5 3 4 4 4* 1

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Apple, Daniel (February 22, 2017). "Florida-Jacksonville Postponed to May 3". floridagators.com. University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Fox Sports Sun, IMG College. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Apple, Daniel (April 4, 2017). "Florida-Stetson Canceled". floridagators.com. University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Fox Sports Sun, IMG College. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Apple, Daniel (June 12, 2017). "Wake Forest Forces Game 3". floridagators.com. University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Fox Sports Sun, IMG College. Retrieved June 12, 2017. After nearly 2.5 inches of rain, NCAA representatives decided to suspend play until Monday afternoon. When play resumed at 1:04 p.m. on Monday, Langworthy took the mound again to face leadoff hitter Jonathan Pryor with a pair of runners on base.
  4. ^ Baseball Coaches Poll
  5. ^ Baseball America College: Top 25
  6. ^ NCAA DIV I Baseball Polls-Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
  7. ^ NCBWA Division I poll