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Fitt: Emerging bullpen, star-studded lineup make Gators look downright scary

SEC Extra

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurston Waldrep was dialed in.

Waldrep, Florida’s Saturday starter, mowed down the top of Vanderbilt’s lineup on just 10 pitches — nine of them strikes — in the top of the first inning, pumping 96-97 mph heat and striking out Davis Diaz and RJ Schreck on vicious 89 mph splitters.

But a few raindrops started falling as Waldrep’s first inning progressed, and by the bottom of the first it was raining hard. Play was halted a handful of pitches into the bottom of the first, and it wouldn’t resume again for another 76 minutes. As usual, Florida[…]


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