June 11, 2010
Scores, Schedules & Capsules
Shut Down Hurricanes
By Christina De Nicola
Special to CollegeBaseballInsider.com
Sophomore left-hander Alex Panteliodis (right)
picked the perfect time to pitch his first complete game.
Florida beat rival Miami 7-2 on Friday night at
McKethan Stadium in the Gainesville Super Regional, thanks to
Panteliodis (11-2), who retired the final 14 batters, allowed
just three hits and struck out 12.
“Obviously, it all started with Alex – he was outstanding,”
Gators coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “Anytime you have a pitcher
throw a complete game in a three-game series, you have to feel
good about your staff.”
Gators (46-15) jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Hurricanes
(43-19) with three unearned runs in the third.
Jonathan Pigott, the ninth batter, led off with a single and
advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Nolan Fontana.
a fly ball out to center off the bat of Matt den Dekker, Preston
Tucker walked and Austin Maddox reached on an error by shortstop
Stephen Perez. It was just his 12th error of the year and loaded
Brian Johnson’s sixth pitch of the at-bat, he lined a ball to
Perez, who thought he caught it in the air, but third base
umpire Phil Benson ruled that he trapped it.
gave Johnson an RBI infield single and kept the inning alive.
Mike Zunino followed with a two-out, two-run single to left.
came right back in the top of the fourth when Scott Lawson
singled to right and Yasmani Grandal hit an opposite-field home
run over the right-field wall. It was his 15th homer of the year
and gave him 60 RBI on the season.
that was all the offense the Hurricanes mustered the rest of the
mainly moving the fastball in and out,” Panteliodis said. “I
went to the off-speed for a little bit early in the game, and
then it was mainly fastballs after that. My team was behind me
the whole time and they kept me in the game, kept me feeling
Gators scored three more runs in the fourth on three more hits
and an error. Tyler Thompson led off with a walk and Pigott
singled. Fontana then reached on an error by second baseman
Frankie Ratcliff to load the bases. Den Dekker (left) grounded
out to first for an RBI, and Tucker popped up to Ratcliff.
consecutive two-out hits by Maddox and Johnson drove in two more
Thompson added a solo homer to right in the fifth, his sixth of
the year, to give the Gators a commanding 7-2 lead.
Gutierrez (5-3) took the loss despite giving up just one earned
run over four innings. Jason Santana pitched the final four
frames and gave up one run in long relief.
and Florida will play Saturday at 7 p.m. in the second game of
the Gainesville Super Regional. Freshman right-hander Hudson
Randall (8-3, 2.97) will try to clinch a trip to Omaha
against junior left-hander Chris Hernandez (10-3, 2.77) and the
(photos by Jimmy Jones)