How to Watch: Florida baseball vs Miami Hurricanes on Saturday

Florida baseball gets set to host the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, March 4, in the second of a three-game top-25 weekend home series between the two in-state rivals at Condron Family Ballpark in Gainesville, Florida, and if you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place.

The Gators started the season with a three-game sweep of the visiting Charleston Southern Buccaneers but split a home-and-home with the South Florida Bulls that saw both teams win the away game during the week. The Orange and Blue bounced back from the USF loss with a sweep of the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats last weekend but then split another home-and-home with the Jacksonville Dolphins this week.

The Gators took the first game of the series, slugging their way to a 10-4 win over No. 22 Miami.

How to Watch

SATURDAY (2 p.m. EST)

Projected Starting Pitchers

Team

Pitcher

Record

ERA

FLORIDA

RHP Hurston Waldrep

2-0

3.27

MIAMI

RHP Karson Ligon

2-0

0.66

 

Pitcher Notes

NOTESHurston Waldrep was dominant for Florida last Saturday against Cincinnati, striking out 13 over six innings. He gave up a pair of runs, the same as he did against Charleston Southern, so he’s still looking for his first scoreless start. It’ll be tough to get that against Miami, though.

Karson Ligon has kicked his sophomore campaign off with a  pair of brilliant starts that has his ERA sitting at 0.66 through 13 2/3 innings. He’s only struck out eight though, and Florida makes hard contact. — David Rosenberg

Florida's Projected Starting Lineup

C

BT Riopelle

1B

Jac Caglianone

2B

Cade Kurland

3B

Tyler Shelnut or Colby Halter

SS

Josh Rivera

LF

Wyatt Langford

CF

Michael Robertson

RF

Ty Evans

DH

Luke Heyman

 

Series History

OVERALL

126-129-1

AT HOME

74-46-1

AWAY

50-81

NEUTRAL

2-2

 

Prediction

GAME 2: Miami, 7-3

SERIES: The Gators shouldn’t cruise by Miami without some pushback, but Florida should be able to take the series. The Hurricanes are good, and they got to Hunter Barco a year ago, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see them hit Waldrep hard. Florida takes the series, 2-1.Rosenberg

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