In the SEC Tournament that lasted from May 19th to the 24th, Florida opened with a loss against Arkansas before bouncing back to beat Auburn, LSU, and finally Vanderbilt for the 2015 SEC Tournament Championship. The momentum from their conference championship definitely resonated with the Gators as they went on to sweep through regionals.
Winning the SEC Tournament is by no means an easy feat! Let's now take a look at the regular season stat leaders who helped propel the Gators to a conference tournament championship and a Super Regional berth!
Hits: Buddy Reed (80) (Sophomore)
RBI's: JJ Schwarz (66) (Freshman)
Home Runs: JJ Schwarz (15) (Freshman)
Batting Average: Josh Tobias (.374) (Senior)
Slugging %: JJ Schwarz (.610) (Freshman)
On Base %: Josh Tobias (.449) (Senior)
Stolen Bases: Richie Martin (20) (Junior)
Runs Scored: Richie Martin (58) (Junior)
Strikeouts: Buddy Reed (51) (Sophomore)
Walks: Richie Martin (33) (Junior)
Assists: Richie Martin (173) (Junior)
Putouts: Mike Rivera (266) (Freshman)
Errors: Richie Martin (8) (Junior)
Fielding %: Harrison Bader (.1000) (Junior)
Wins: A.J. Puk (9) (Sophomore)
Losses: Logan Shore (6) (Sophomore)
Strikeouts: A.J. Puk (93) (Sophomore)
ERA: Starting Pitcher and Relieving Pitcher - Logan Shore (2.64) (Sophomore) Taylor Lewis (1.27) (Junior)
Shutouts: Logan Shore (3) (Sophomore)
Saves: Taylor Lewis (7) (Junior)
Appearances: Taylor Lewis (28) (Junior)
The Florida Gators will now have to play some of their best baseball of the season to get to the College World Series for the first time since 2012. Whether it be FSU or Charleston, the Gators need to bring their A-game as FSU took two of three from Florida this season and Charleston upset the Gators last year in regionals. It is going to be a fun Super Regional to watch, and I cannot wait to watch and write about every game! Until then, Go Gators!
*All stats accredited to Gatorzone.com
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