Looking Back on the Ospreys’ Baseball Season

Ronnesha Rodgers

Sophomore outfielder Wesley Weeks takes a crack at a low-flying pitch. Photo courtesy of the UNF Athletics Department.

After playing over 50 games this season, the Ospreys clinched a spot in the ASUN conference tournament for the fifth straight year. As the Ospreys enter their last few games, here is a look back on the entire season and its highlights:

Feb. 17-19

Radford University: The Ospreys start their season off strong taking two of the three wins in their first series.

Feb. 21

Central Florida: A game winning hit pushes UCF past the Ospreys to win the game 3-2.

Feb. 24-26

Northeastern: UNF split the series win 2-2 with Huskies.

Feb. 28

Savannah State: The Ospreys outhit the Tigers 13-5 in a 12-3 win.

March 3-5

University of Pennsylvania: The Ospreys collect their first three-game sweep this season against the Quakers.

March 8

Jacksonville University: UNF defeats rival JU in the Mayor’s Cup to bring in their seventh straight win.

March 10-12

Rutgers University: Plays first team in the Big Ten since 2011 and splits the four-game series 2-2.

March 14

College of Charleston: The Ospreys reach double-digit scoring for the sixth time this season in a win over the Cougars.

March 17-19

Bradley University: After winning the first two games in the three game series, the Ospreys lose the third game snapping their three-game win streak.

March 21

South Florida: The Ospreys get takedown by the Bulls after late scoring by the Bulls in the seventh and eighth inning.

March 22

Pitcher Matthew Naylor winds up for a throw. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics Department.

Savannah State: The Ospreys gra defeat the Tigers to break their  two-game losing streak.

March 24-26

Dallas Baptist: The Ospreys won two of the three series games against the Patriots.Junior Yahir Gurrola collected his fifth home run of the season in the first game of the series.

March 28-29

Bethune-Cookman: The Ospreys split the two-game series 1-1 with the Wildcats.

March 31 – April 2

Kennesaw State: UNF has its first ASUN play of the season in a three-game series against the defending ASUN regular season champions. The Ospreys finish the series 2-1.

April 5

College of Charleston: After the game being postponed a day, the Ospreys were served their biggest loss of the season in a 3-20 defeat.

April 7-9

Lipscomb: The Ospreys have their second round of ASUN play in a three-game series. Winning two of the three games, the Ospreys even out their conference record to 3-3.

April 11

Florida A&M:  The Ospreys flew by the Rattlers in a walk off 6-5 win, the first of the season. The Ospreys win pushed the all-time FAMU vs UNF record to 18-1.

April 13-15

NJIT: The Ospreys record their second series sweep of the season and their first sweep in the ASUN. The Ospreys come 6-0 in the all time record against NJIT.

April 18

#10 Florida:The Ospreys face their first ranked team this season. The Ospreys fall to the number ten Gators in a one point loss.

​Junior outfielder Yahir Gurrola gears up for a swing. Photo courtesy of the UNF Athletics Department.

April 19

South Florida: The Ospreys fell to the Bulls for the second time this season after recording only five hits, the fourth fewest this season.

April 21-23

Florida Gulf Coast: The Ospreys grab their third sweep of the season and their second in the ASUN.

May 2

Central Florida: Senior Matthew Naylor tied the DI UNF record for appearances while earning a save with 81 appearances in a win over UCF.

May 3

Florida A&M: Senior Matthew Naylor breaks the record for the DI UNF appearances while earning a save with 82 appearances. The Ospreys defeat the Rattlers for the second time this season.

May 5-7

USC Upstate: Sophomore pitcher Frank German improved this season to 8-0, which tied for third for most wins in a single season in Division I school history.The Ospreys had their fifth ASUN play of the season in a three-game series to win one of the three games.

May 12-14

Stetson: The Ospreys get swept for the first time this season by the Hatters in a three-game series.

The Ospreys will finish off the season in a three-game series against their ASUN rivals the Jacksonville University Dolphins. The Dolphins are currently ranked at number one in the ASUN conference and the Ospreys are ranked at number three.