Florida (20-2) completed a two-game sweep of Winthrop (9-11), 10-0, with a four-hit shutout on Wednesday at McKethan Stadium.
After plating single runs in the first, second and third innings, the Gators erupted for seven runs on six hits in the sixth to increase their winning streak to 10 games. Junior Preston Tucker (Tampa, Fla.) (2-for-4, three RBIs) belted his fifth homer and also had an RBI double during the sixth, when the hosts sent a dozen batters to the plate.
The Eagles will be back in action this weekend against Liberty.
MEN'S TENNIS -- In Charlotte, the men's tennis team got their eleventh win of the season as they shut out the Charlotte 49ers 7-0 at the Halton-Wagner Complex.
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The win puts the Eagles at 11-5 on the season as the 49ers fall to 3-12.
Winthrop got off to a fast start as they were able to take two of the three doubles match to earn the point. In No. 1 doubles, Sergey Belov and Liran Levy took down Charlotte's Moritz Bernhoerster and Charles Martin-Lecamp 8-6, as Nadav Ruppin and Guy Kubi defeated Anthony Davison and Krysztof Kwasniewicz 9-8 in No. 2 doubles.
The Eagles continued to cruise as they swept through the singles round. Belov continued his winning streak as he defeated Martin-Lecamp 7-5, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. In No. 2 singles Dejon Bivens got a win over Michael Anders 6-2, 6-1, as Levy knocked off Bernhoerster 6-2, 6-7, 1-0 in No. 3 singles. In No. 4 singles Kubi took down Alex Weber 6-3, 6-2, as Ruppin defeated Kwasniewicz 6-2, 7-6 in No. 5 singles. Freshman of the Week Yuta Hirokawa was able to take down Chris Huynh 6-2, 6-1.
The Eagles will return to Big South play as they travel to Presbyterian College on April 1. That match is set for 2 p.m.
FLORIDA 22, WINTHROP 5 -- In Gainesville, Fla., the Winthrop baseball team lost 22-5 at No. 1 Florida on Tuesday.
Florida jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first when Nolan Fontana and Austin Maddox scored with two outs in the inning. Fontana had a two-run double in the fifth and a grand slam in the sixth to finish with six RBIs.
Winthrop's Eddie Rohan made it 4-2 in the top of the fourth with his first home run of the season, a solo shot over the left field fence. Florida answered with two more runs in its half of the fourth which saw Josh Adams record a lead off home run to left field.
The Gators tallied nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings to make it a 15-4 contest.
Wade Newman (0-2) took the loss throwing 3.1 innings. He allowed six runs (four earned) on eight hits, two walks and one strikeout. Rohan finished the contest with a 2-for-3 at the plate. Tyler Cook also added two hits and an RBI.