Road to Omaha – Florida Gators
May 24th, 2017
On this episode of “Road to Omaha,” KVNO’s Brandon McDermott interviews Kevin O’Sullivan, head baseball coach at the University of Florida.
Omaha, NE – Kevin O’Sullivan has been the head baseball coach at the University of Florida for ten years now. In that time heâ€™s had a bunch of success: notching 9 NCAA Berths, 5 College World Series trips and 4 SEC Titles.
Oâ€™Sullivan pushed talk of success to his players, coaches and training staff which have mostly been with Florida since he arrived a decade ago. He said this teamâ€™s players have â€œwaited their turn,â€ as about â€œ$11 million worth of signing bonuses moved onto pro baseball.â€
Oâ€™Sullivan lauded two seniors whoâ€™ve been leaders this year: Ryan Larson and Frank Rubio.
The Gators earned 6 all-SEC selections this year, but no first teamers â€“ that may shine light into this year’s team being one very good depth and balance.
O’Sullivan said he is â€œvery confident, very fortunateâ€ to have Alex Faedo and Brady Singer on the mound as starting pitchers. The two are combined 14-5 on the year with 195 pitchers to 46 walks. He also mentioned Jackson Kowar who led the SEC this year with a 10-0 record and a 3.84 ERA. Â and how confident are you in them every time they take the mound?
Oâ€™Sullivan said he is giving the team solid scouting reports and â€œstay out of the players’ way,â€ because theyâ€™ve had tons of success this year.
Florida will take on Auburn Wednesday at 8 p.m. CST. The Tigers who won over Ole Miss 5-4 on Tuesday, swept Florida in the regular season in Alabama.
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