Gators move up in the polls

Florida finished a 3-1 week by taking two games on the road at South Carolina after a midweek win over Florida State to sweep the season series.

The Gators moved up to No. 9 in the Baseball America Poll. Perfect Game moved the Gators from unranked to No. 18 and up to No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll.

Florida won its third straight series at South Carolina, taking a one-game lead in the SEC East standings. At 9-6 in conference play, the Gators are one game behind Alabama for the conference lead.

Freshman A.J. Puk was also named SEC Freshman of the Week. Puk threw 3.1 scoreless innings during Florida's extra innings win on Saturday after tying the game with an RBI double.

The Gators are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to face Florida Gulf Coast.

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