The No. 18 Gators were far from perfect in their series opener against Missouri on Friday night/early Saturday morning.
Starting pitcher Franco Aleman couldn’t make it through four innings and gave up five runs. The defense committed two errors, and the offense went through a lull in the middle innings following a hot start.
“I think we came out a little bit sluggish, to be honest with you,” Gators coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “We had the wild pitch that we didn’t score from third, had another couple of wild pitches or balls in the dirt we didn’t advance on.