Brandon Sproat, Florida (Eddie Kelly/Pro Look)


Tuesday SEC Dispatches: Florida’s Sproat Shines, Deja Vu For Alabama


HOOVER, Ala. — Brandon Sproat has delivered when Florida has needed him the most this season.

Just a few weeks ago, the Gators were at somewhat of a crossroads on the mound when lefthanded starting pitcher Hunter Barco went down with a season-ending elbow injury. The Gators desperately needed some guys to answer the call, and the talented 6-foot-3, 210-pound, righthanded pitcher has answered that call in a big way.

Sproat put together another strong start and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a 2-1 win over South Carolina to advance into the double elimination format of the[…]