1997 Florida Gators baseball
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SEC Eastern Division champions
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
CBNo. 20
Record40–24 (17–13 SEC)
Head coach
Assistant coachGary Henderson
Steve Kling
Eric Ekdahl
Home stadiumAlfred A. McKethan Stadium
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Southeastern Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Eastern
No. 16 Florida  x‍‍‍ 17 13   .567 40 24   .625
No. 25 Tennessee  x‍‍‍ 17 13   .567 42 19   .689
Vanderbilt  ‍‍‍ 14 16   .467 31 24   .564
South Carolina  ‍‍‍ 13 17   .433 33 24   .579
Kentucky  ‍‍‍ 10 20   .333 20 34   .370
Georgia  ‍‍‍ 8 22   .267 28 27   .509
Western
No. 1 LSU  x‍‍ 22 7   .759 57 13   .814
No. 2 Alabama  ‍‍ 20 9   .690 56 14   .800
No. 7 Mississippi State  ‍‍‍ 19 11   .633 47 21   .691
No. 6 Auburn  ‍‍‍ 17 12   .586 50 17   .746
Arkansas  ‍‍‍ 15 14   .517 36 20   .643
Ole Miss  ‍‍‍ 6 24   .200 22 31   .415
x – Division champion
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
Rankings from Baseball America

The 1997 Florida Gators baseball team represented the University of Florida in the sport of baseball during the 1997 college baseball season. The Gators competed in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They played their home games at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium, on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The team was coached by Andy Lopez, who was in his third season at Florida.

Roster

1997 Florida Gators baseball team
Players Coaches
# Pos. Name Bats/Throws Height Weight Year Home town
9 INF Nick Alvarez R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Jr Miami, FL
33 INF Travis Andre R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 198 lb (90 kg) So Greeley, CO
31 RHP Charles Aulet R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Miami, FL
27 RHP Tommy Bond R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Jr Ocala, FL
45 RHP Keith Brice R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Miami, FL
50 RHP Jeffrey Cardozo R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Hobe Sound, FL
18 INF David Eckstein R/R 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Sanford, FL
23 OF Dwight Edge R/R 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Apopka, FL
2 INF Mark Ellis R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Rapid City, SD
47 OF Mike Floyd R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Brandon, FL
22 RHP Josh Fogg R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Margate, FL
48 LHP Evan Fujinaga L/L 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Torrance, CA
44 LHP Ryan Gleichowski L/L 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Clearwater, FL
17 RHP Michael Gray R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Fernandina Beach, FL
37 OF Brian Haught R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 164 lb (74 kg) So Tampa, FL
24 INF Chuck Hazzard R/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Dallas, TX
13 INF Josh Hudson R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Columbus, GA
46 RHP Jeff Jackson R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 168 lb (76 kg) So Tampa, FL
40 C Todd Johannes R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 157 lb (71 kg) So Miami, FL
3 INF Tim Johnson R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Coventry, CT
30 RHP Chris Knollin R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Sr Melrose Park, IL
43 RHP Steve Lockett R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Tavares, FL
5 INF Ty Martin S/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Melbourne, FL
36 RHP Arin McCarthy R/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Torrance, CA
34 RHP Matt McClendon R/R 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Orlando, FL
28 C Octavio Medina R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Miami, FL
11 INF Derek Nicholson S/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Torrance, CA
38 OF Brian Ogle L/L 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Sr Rapid City, SD
35 INF Alan Rhine R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Sebring, FL
25 LHP Sergio Rodriguez L/L 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Miami, FL
32 OF Shane Seroyer R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) So Neptune Beach, FL
15 C Casey Smith R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Dallas, TX
21 RHP Brian Varnes R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Panama City, FL
12 OF Brad Wilkerson L/L 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 193 lb (88 kg) So Owensboro, KY
Head coach

Andy Lopez

Assistant coach(es)

Gary Henderson
Steve Kling
Eric Ekdahl


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Current redshirt

Roster

See also

References