Three Florida baseball players- Ben Harrison, Pat Osborn and Ryan Shealy- were selected to the 2002 SEC Baseball All Tournament team announced Sunday at Hoover-Metropolitan Stadium. Florida finished the SEC Tournament 3-2 and came within one hit of advancing to the title game.
In the five SEC Tournament games, sophomore outfielder Ben Harrison hit .368 (7-19) with five runs, three doubles, a triple and home run. He led the Gators in RBI (9) and was a single shy of hitting for the cycle against Alabama on Sunday. Senior first baseman Ryan Shealy led the Gators with a .478 batting average (11-23) with five RBI. Against Alabama on Saturday's second game, Shealy tied a career-high with four hits. Junior third baseman Pat Osborn concluded the tournament hitting .400 (8-20) with a double, home run and five RBI.
Several other Gators came up with outstanding performances including senior LHP Keith Ramsey who pitched a 9.0-inning complete game and led UF to a 5-0 shutout win over Mississippi State, senior LHP Jimmy Ramshaw, who pitched a career-high 9.0 inning complete game and allowed one run vs. Georgia and freshman LHP Mike Pete, who pitched 7.0 innings vs. Alabama in Saturday's first game.
Florida (43-17) now awaits the NCAA site and regional pairings. The pairings and site selection for the 16 NCAA Regionals will be announced on a live telecast Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Gators are hoping to host their first NCAA Regional since 1998.