Bethune-Cookmen University Set for Tough Test at No. 5 Florida

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Wildcats travel to face Gators in midweek contest

 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Bethune-Cookman baseball team embarks on a five-game road trip this week/weekend, beginning at No. 5 Florida on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. The game will take place at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

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Tuesday’s contest against the Gators marks the first contest between the two schools since June 1, 2012, in the opening game of the NCAA Gainesville [Fla.] Regional hosted by the University of Florida.

AT A GLANCE

Records: Bethune-Cookman 15-29 (13-8 MEAC), Florida 31-10 (12-6 SEC)

Rankings: Bethune-Cookman is unranked. Florida is ranked No.5 in the NCBWA poll, and No. 6 by Baseball America and D1Baseball.

TV: Tuesday’s game at Florida will be streamed online via the Gator Sports Network at GatorZone.com.

On The Web: BCUathletics.com • Twitter: @BCUDiamondCats, @JasonBeverlin

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Bethune-Cookman-Florida Series History

  • Florida leads the all-time series against Bethune-Cookman, 28-0.
  • Florida is the only Division I team in the Sunshine State that Bethune-Cookman has never defeated.
  • The last time the two teams met was on June 1, 2012, at the NCAA Gainesville [Fla.] Regional.
  • The Gators threw a no-hitter against the Wildcats in that 2012 Regional game.

Noting the Wildcats

  • A total of four Wildcats are batting above .300, including closer Clint Clymer (.333) with two hits in six trips – all over the weekend against North Carolina A&T. Behind him is Austin Garcia at a .321 clip, Nathan Bond (.317) and Jameel Edney (.304).
  • In facing two nationally-ranked teams this week/weekend, Bethune-Cookman last defeated a ranked foe in No. 13 Miami (Fla.) a season ago on the strength of a 7-3 decision in Coral Gables, Florida.
  • Pitcher Joseph Calamita has allowed just a single earned run in 16.1 innings and 13 appearances out of the bullpen on the year – that run coming this past weekend at North Carolina Central.
  • Bethune-Cookman is suffering its worst non-conference results since 1993, holding just a 2-21 record against teams outside of the MEAC.
  • Senior outfielder Jake Welch (Hollywood, Fla.) has been tearing up opposing pitchers the last 10 games. In that span, he has registered a .467 batting average, adding four RBI, four runs and a double.
  • Junior pitcher Clint Clymer not only closed out a game over the weekend against North Carolina A&T, but also played first base and served as a designated hitter in the final two games of the series. In the series, Clymer batted .333, with two RBI and was hit by a pitch and drew a walk at the plate for an on-base percentage of .500.

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