St. Petersburg Times
Online: Tech Times
Print storySubscribe to the Times


Gators extend win streak to 13

By wire services
Published March 14, 2004

Brian Leclerc's 10th-inning, run-scoring single lifted No. 16 Florida to its 13th straight win, 6-5 over Brown at Gainesville.

The streak ties the second longest in school history.

Jon Skorupski led off the 10th with a walk. After a sacrifice bunt by Justin Tordi, Brian Jeroloman was intentionally walked. Leclerc drove a single through the right side on a 1-and-2 pitch that brought home Austin Easley, who was pinch-running.

Florida is 17-3.

FSU 11, MICHIGAN ST. 1: Matt Sauls scored three runs and had three RBIs for the host Seminoles (15-5).

Aaron Cheesman had a two-run double in the first inning. Bryan Zech had two RBIs and Eddy Martinez-Esteve and Brant Peacher also drove in runs.

USF 11, UMASS 4: Host South Florida (12-5) won its third straight. The Bulls got 10 hits to take a 2-0 lead in the weekend's three-game series.

TAMPA 4-2, SAINT LEO 5-1: Tampa (21-6, 4-1 SSC), ranked No. 1 in Division II, and host Saint Leo (14-9, 3-2) split a conference doubleheader.

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN 6-2, ECKERD 2-3: Nova Southeastern (15-10) split the doubleheader with Eckerd (10-17) at Fort Lauderdale.

Gator women second at Indoor Championships

Florida women's track and field team finished second at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Fayetteville, Ark., for the second straight season, scoring 51, and the Gator men tied for second with 38, the best finish in place and point total in school history.

Heading into the final event, the Gator women were three points ahead of LSU. Florida finished fifth in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:32.32, and LSU was second in 3:30.14 to win the team title by a point. LSU's men scored 44.50 to beat UF and Arkansas, which tied at 38.

USF junior Alexis McGaffagan of Largo finished 15th in the pentathlon with 3,591 points.

Miami junior Lauryn Williams earned All-America honors in the 60 meters (7.3 seconds), and freshman Tabia Charles earned All-America honors in the triple jump (13.45 meters) to lead the women to 10th.

DIVING: Florida State's Tiffany Manning advanced to next week's national championship in College Station, Texas, by finishing eighth at the NCAA Zone B Championships at Athens, Ga. Manning had a finals score of 487.70 in the 3-meter competition. ... Florida junior Zach Wilcox finished 11th on the 1-meter in the second day of Zone B. Wilcox advanced to the finals and posted a score of 602.55. The event concludes today.

GOLF: Florida senior Camilo Villegas shot 69 and was one off the individual lead, and the top-ranked Gators were three behind Arizona State entering the final day of the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas. Arizona State shot 12-under 276 to lead at 21-under 555 though two rounds. The Gators were at 558 after a second-round 281. The final round is today.

SOFTBALL: Fourth-ranked FSU wrapped up the second seed in the Florida State Invitational Tournament in Tallahassee with its 9-0, five-inning win over Central Michigan. The Seminoles (26-3) finished 4-0 in pool play and tied Nebraska with a plus-32 run differential. The Huskers took the top seed by virtue of their 34 runs scored compared to 33 for FSU. The Seminoles then beat Saint Joe's 14-0 in the elimination round and face No. 11 Michigan (17-5) at noon today. ... South Florida committed five errors and left seven on base in its 3-2 loss to Louisville (Ky.) in the opening weekend of Conference USA play. USF then dropped the second game of the doubleheader 9-1.

TENNIS: Third-ranked Florida won its 27th consecutive match, defeating Wake Forest 7-0 at Winston-Salem, N.C. It was the Gators' eighth sweep this season. The Gators (10-0) continue their four-match road swing Monday against No. 5 North Carolina.

[Last modified March 14, 2004, 01:05:29]

Arena League

  • A change in his game plan

  • Boxing
  • Wright defeats Mosley in decisive upset
  • Santos lives his dream of boxing through Wright
  • Mesi just does get by Jirov

  • College basketball
  • UF in final for 4th time
  • Working while they whistle
  • 'Hey ref, you're blind!'
  • Cardinal beats nemesis for Pac-10 title
  • Cincinnati delivers the final blow
  • Texas beats Kansas to make final
  • Wisconsin makes first title game
  • Duke has no trouble exacting revenge
  • Record 2nd half lifts Terrapins
  • UK (yawn) rolls into SEC final
  • Can't call FAMU loser anymore
  • Dude, where's my team?

  • College football
  • Spring college football glance

  • Colleges
  • Gators extend win streak to 13

  • Golf
  • Hamilton atop wild, windy Honda

  • Horse racing
  • A winding life again leads back to Tampa
  • Friends Lake sprints into the Derby picture

  • Iditarod
  • Leader not taking spot for granted in last miles

  • In brief
  • More die as result of Syrian soccer rioting

  • Motorsports
  • Five drivers to watch
  • NASCAR fills up on scrappy teams
  • Reutimann continues rapid rise in trucks

  • NBA
  • Concentration is McGrady's foe
  • Seattle's 3-point barrage decimates lowly Orlando

  • NFL
  • CB Law wants to sever ties with Patriots

  • NHL
  • Esche, Flyers get over hump against Devils
  • Slapshots

  • Opinion
  • Rant: Shaq's attack on par with that of Bertuzzi

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report
  • State might add teeth to gill netting penalties

  • Preps
  • Confident Blue Jackets nab first title
  • Coyle's run a high point for Knights
  • Jacksonville Raines rallies, then repeats
  • Orlando Edgewater ends title drought
  • Palm Harbor U. takes 5th place in Invitational
  • Riverview snaps skid vs. error-prone Newsome
  • Suber gets moving for East Bay
  • Third-inning play boosts the Cougars
  • Wait is finally over for Coach Wells

  • Running
  • Largo man surprises himself and wins 5K

  • Spring Training 2004
  • If no trade, week excuse
  • Thome braces for the impact
  • Clemens can't beat Marlins as Astro either

  • Your turn
  • Letters to the Editor: Lynch a victim of Gruden

  • Spring Training 2004 Rays
  • A lot on plate in front of him

  • Spring Training 2004 Rays
  • Hey, Abbott nearing No.5 spot
  • Bucs
  • Garner: Gruden can work it out
  • Lightning
  • Letdown comes hard
  • Dings emphasize need for depth

    Back to Top

    © 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
    490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111