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No. 2 Florida shuts out Georgia 6-0

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Florida Athletics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Junior Logan Shore fired a two-hit shutout in No. 2 Florida's 6-0 win over Georgia on Friday night at McKethan Stadium. The right-hander set a school record with his 13th straight victory dating back to last season, surpassing the mark held by Russ Kibler since 1984. Shore (8-0) faced the minimum as the Gators (35-6/12-5 SEC) squared the series with the Bulldogs (21-19/7-10 SEC), registering his fourth career complete game and his second career shutout (5-0 at No. 6 Miami (FL) on Feb. 26).

Shore did not allow any runners past first base and retired the side in order in six different innings. He also benefitted from inning-ending double plays in both the fifth and eighth innings and went the distance for the second time this season.

Florida jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning against junior Connor Jones (5-3), highlighted by a two-run single by freshman Jonathan India and a steal of home by junior Buddy Reed. Sophomore Dalton Guthrie led off by reaching on an error and freshman Deacon Liput drew a walk before the duo executed a double steal with one down. Junior Peter Alonso walked to load the bases and Reed blooped an RBI single into right field to open the scoring. India followed with a base-hit up the middle to bring in Liput and Shore. UF attempted another double steal, with Reed taking third base but India was thrown out at second base. With freshman Nelson Maldonado at the plate, Reed came sprinting in from third and dove headfirst across the plate with the fourth run.

Florida added another unearned run in the second to build a 5-0 margin. Sophomore Mike Rivera drew a leadoff walk and was sacrificed over by junior Ryan Larson. After Rivera took third on a wild pitch by Jones, he scored on a throwing error by junior catcher Skyler Weber after Liput struck out.

Guthrie boosted the Gators' lead to 6-0 in the sixth with sacrifice fly into right field. Maldonado and Rivera opened the frame with consecutive singles and moved into scoring position on a grounder by Larson. Guthrie's team-leading fifth sacrifice fly resulted in a six-run advantage.

Up Next
The Gators and Bulldogs complete the series tomorrow at 2 p.m. Jeff Cardozo and Mick Hubert have the call on the Gator IMG Sports Network and the game will be shown on ESPN2 with Tom Hart and Kyle Peterson and streamed through the Watch ESPN app.