Florida uses 10-run sixth inning to defeat South Carolina, earn sweep

Freshman Richie Martin hit a two-run single as part of a 10-run sixth inning as Florida defeated South Carolina 14-5 on Saturday in Gainesville to complete a three-game sweep.

The Gators (19-18, 8-7 SEC) won their season-high fifth straight game and moved over .500 for the first time since Feb. 20, when they were 3-2. UF swept South Carolina, which is ranked No. 11 in the nation by Baseball America, in a regular-season series for just the fourth time in school history and second time under coach Kevin O’Sullivan.

In addition to Martin, Casey Turgeon, Justin Shafer and Harrison Bader also had two RBIs for the Gators — who finished with 17 hits. Max Schrock homered and had three RBIs for the Gamecocks (27-10, 8-7).

No. 7 Florida State 8-8, Duke 5-3: Jose Brizuela homered and had three RBIs to help the host Seminoles (30-6, 13-5 ACC) win 8-3 over the Blue Devils (21-17, 8-10) in the second game of a doubleheader for a sweep.

Brizuela also homered in the first game and D.J. Stewart went 3-for-5 with two RBIs as FSU won 8-5. Former Port St. Lucie High School star Stephen McGee also homered in the opener for the Seminoles.

Miami 5, Maryland 3: Freshman David Thompson hit a solo homer and added a two-run double to help the visiting Hurricanes (24-14, 8-9 ACC) defeat the Terrapins (18-17, 4-13) for the second straight day. Miami starter Bryan Radziewski (5-1) earned the win, allowing two runs in six innings while striking out six.

Palm Beach Atlantic 2-8, University of Tampa 7-4: A.J. Steimel went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to help the visiting Sailfish (22-17) win 8-4 over the Spartans (30-8) in the second game of a doubleheader to earn a split.

Left-hander Jonathan Kies (6-1) allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings and picked up the win in the second game for Palm Beach Atlantic. The Sailfish lost the first game 7-2.