Gator News And World Report (5/15/2005)

The Gator News and World Report for Saturday, May 14, 2005. Methodical Gators dispose of S.C. State; Gators bounce back; 'Pretty good day' for UF at SEC meet; LSU forces Gators out of tournament; No. 2 Florida Gators overcome Lady 'Dogs; Miller time and more...

Florida Gator Baseball

Gators bounce back
The Florida Gators have officially pronounced themselves back.

Florida 8, Mississippi St. 2
Tenth-ranked Florida jumped to a 3-0 first-inning lead when Matt LaPorta homered with two own, then cruised to an 8-2 victory Friday over Mississippi State in the first of a three-game weekend series with the Southeastern Conference foe.

Miller time
"I had the opportunity to play with some tremendously good ballplayers. At the time I didn't realize how good they were,"- Chad Miller While in college at the University of Florida, new Border Cats skipper Chad Miller kept company with some pretty impressive names.

Florida Gator Tennis

Methodical Gators dispose of S.C. State
A year ago at this time, the Florida Gators were all set up for the big fall. No one saw it coming, of course, but in retrospect, maybe they should have

NCAA men's tennis
WHAT: First and second rounds. WHERE: Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex, Gainesville. SCHEDULE: Today - Florida vs. Central Florida, 9 a.m.; Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt, noon. Sunday - Winners meet at noon.

No. 2 Florida Gators overcome Lady 'Dogs
The South Carolina State Lady Bulldogs' (23-2, 10-0 MEAC) fantastic season ended Friday afternoon, falling to the No. 2 Florida Gators (20-2, 9-2 SEC) Friday afternoon at the Linder Stadium at the Ring Tennis Complex.

Florida Gator Track & Field

'Pretty good day' for UF at SEC meet
Sophomore Jennifer Wynn placed fourth in the hammer throw with a career-best toss of 60.09m/197-02 to lead the ninth-ranked Florida women's track and field team, while three athletes on the No. 2 men's squad advanced to finals on the second day of competition at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships Friday at Vanderbilt Track.

Florida Gator Softball

LSU forces Gators out of tournament
There was no search for explanations. All Florida could do was look ahead after its quick exit from the Southeastern Conference tournament. The host Gators bowed out 9-1 Friday to LSU at the Florida softball stadium, succumbing to the same defensive breakdowns they suffered in losing to Tennessee the day before.

Florida softball bounced out
So much for that home-field advantage the Florida softball team was so excited about in this week's SEC Tournament.

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