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Gators drop series opener to Miami

The Gators know the big hit is coming. They just don't know when. In a season that has already produced multiple different struggles for Florida over the first 10 games, stranding runners decided Friday night's series opener with Miami. The Gators had 15 base runners and left nine runners on base while scoring just two runs, as the Hurricanes took the series opener 3-2 at McKethan Stadium.

"We're not coming up with a big hit right now," Florida left fielder Justin Shafer said. "We can do it, but it hasn't happened lately. Hopefully we get out of it soon." The win broke Florida's 11-game winning streak over the Hurricanes. The Gators stranded eight base runners in the first three innings alone. Miami starting pitcher Chris Diaz gave up eight hits and walked two while not allowing a...

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