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Davis' HR helps Austin Peay beat Florida 4-3

Florida University Gators
Posted at 9:32 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 21:32:00-04

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Michael Davis hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift second-seeded Austin Peay to a 4-3 win over third-seeded Florida in the first game of an NCAA regional Friday.

With runners on second and third and one out in the inning, Davis - who was hitless entering the at-bat - ripped a towering flyball to left field that carried over the fence with the help of a strong wind.

It was the 16th consecutive win for the Governors (46-13).

Florida (29-29) led 3-1 in the sixth when Casey Turgeon and Taylor Gushue drew one-out walks from Zach Hall, and Justin Shafer followed with a three-run homer off reliever Lee Ridenhour.