SP Hudson Randall pitched the first seven frames, holding the Wolfpack scoreless on 6 hits and 4 strikeouts. Meanwhile, SP Ethan Ogburn could not escape the fifth inning. Ogburn allowed 8 hits overall, and in the fifth inning, the Gators managed get two singles, a walk and a sacrifice fly off Ogburn, chasing him from the game.
For the Gators offense, RF Preston Tucker and C Mike Zunino combined for a 4 for 7 line and four runs knocked in -- Zunino hitting his 20th homer of the season. DH Brian Johnson also had a productive outing as he went 1 for 2 with a walk. The trio of RP Greg Larson, RP Bobby Poyner and RP Keenan Kish combined to close the game out for the Gators.
Florida and N.C. State pair up again next on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. MDT.