The Gators also got good news after their game. LSU and South Carolina split a doubleheader while Mississippi State clinched a series win over Kentucky. Florida can earn a share of the SEC regular season title with a win over Auburn on Saturday and a South Carolina loss.
The Florida offense continued to stay hot after scoring seven and six runs in the last two games, respectively. This was a bigger outburst.
The Gators loaded the bases in the first inning with one out before Johnson got the Gators on the board with a sacrifice fly. Vickash Ramjit then deposited an opposite field home run over the right field fence to give Florida a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
Mike Zunino hit a solo home run in the third inning to give the Gators a 5-0 lead. Josh Tobias followed with an RBI single, and Ramjit scored when Justin Shafer grounded into a double play. Florida held a 7-0 lead in the third inning.
After Shafer scored on a wild pitch in the sixth inning, Preston Tucker hammered a pitch for a two-run home run in the sixth inning to push the lead to 10-0.
Florida will send sophomore right-hander Karsten Whitson (3-0, 3.33) to the mound for the series finale to face an Auburn pitcher to be announced.