Florida–Florida State baseball rivalry

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Florida – Florida State baseball rivalry
First meetingApril 9, 1956
Florida 7, Florida State 5
Latest meetingMay 2, 2023
Florida 7, Florida State 5
Next meetingMarch 12, 2024
Statistics
Meetings total258
All-time seriesFlorida State leads, 131–127–1 (.508)[1]
Largest victoryFlorida, 21–6 (March 8, 1980)
Longest win streakFlorida, 11 (June 12, 2016–April 9, 2019)
Current win streakFlorida, 4 (2022–present)

The Florida–Florida State baseball rivalry, occasionally called the Sunshine Showdown, is an American college baseball rivalry between the teams of the two oldest public universities of the U.S. state of Florida: the University of Florida Gators and Florida State University Seminoles.[2] Both universities participate in a range of intercollegiate sports, and for the last several years, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has sponsored a "Sunshine Showdown" promotion that tallies the total number of wins for each school in head to head sports competition.[3]

The Florida and Florida State baseball series began in 1956, and the game has usually been played at least two times during the regular season. Since the 2007 season, the two teams have met in three-game midweek series played throughout the non-conference schedule playing in Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville at 121 Financial Park. The 2020 series saw only the first game played, as the remainder of the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4] Current Gators head coach Kevin O'Sullivan has established a pattern of dominance in the series between the two collegiate baseball powers, holding a 29–17 against the Seminoles, including handing longtime Florida State head coach Mike Martin 11 consecutive losses to the Gators before his retirement after the 2019 season, making his all-time coaching record against the Gators 76–77.[5]

The two programs have met in twelve different NCAA Baseball Tournaments, including four since O'Sullivan took over the Gators in 2008.

Game results[edit]

Florida victoriesFlorida State victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
1 April 9, 1956 Gainesville Florida 7 Florida State 5
2 April 5, 1957 Tallahassee Florida 13 Florida State 2
3 April 6, 1957 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 1
4 April 11, 1958 Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 7
5 April 12, 1958 Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 1
6 June 7, 1958† Gastonia Florida 2 Florida State 1
7 March 28, 1959 Tallahassee Florida State 8 Florida 7
8 April 10, 1959 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 3
9 April 11, 1959 Tallahassee Florida 9 Florida State 7
10 May 9, 1960 Gainesville Florida State 8 Florida 4
11 May 10, 1960 Gainesville Florida State 13 Florida 11
12 April 3, 1961 Tallahassee Florida 3 Florida State 2
13 April 4, 1961 Tallahassee Florida State 8 Florida 5
14 May 18, 1962 Gainesville Florida 9 Florida State 5
15 May 19, 1962 Gainesville Florida State 6 Florida 2
16 May 31, 1962† Gastonia Florida 1 Florida State 0
17 June 2, 1962† Gastonia Florida State 3 Florida 15
18 May 3, 1963 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 1
19 May 4, 1963 Gainesville Florida 6 Florida State 3
20 May 24, 1963 Tallahassee Florida State 6 Florida 2
21 May 25, 1963 Tallahassee Florida 3 Florida State 1
22 May 25, 1963 Tallahassee Florida State 5 Florida 1
23 May 22, 1964 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 2
24 May 23, 1964 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 3
25 May 29, 1964 Gainesville Florida 2 Florida State 1
26 May 30, 1964 Gainesville Florida State 5 Florida 4
27 May 30, 1964 Gainesville Florida 2 Florida State 1
28 May 21, 1965 Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 6
29 May 22, 1965 Gainesville Florida State 3 Florida 2
30 June 2, 1965 Tallahassee Florida State 5 Florida 4
31 June 3, 1965 Tallahassee Florida 11 Florida State 10
32 May 6, 1966 Gainesville Florida State 16 Florida 4
33 May 7, 1966 Gainesville Florida 1 Florida State 0
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
34 May 20, 1966 Tallahassee Florida State 1 Florida 0
35 May 21, 1966 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 0
36 May 19, 1967 Tallahassee Florida State 7 Florida 5
37 May 20, 1967 Tallahassee Florida 5 Florida State 2
38 May 26, 1967 Gainesville Florida 2 Florida State 1
39 May 26, 1967 Gainesville Florida State 6 Florida 3
40 May 27, 1967 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 1
41 May 7, 1968 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 2
42 May 8, 1968 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 2
43 May 24, 1968 Tallahassee Florida State 1 Florida 0
44 May 25, 1968 Tallahassee Florida State 5 Florida 0
45 May 25, 1968 Tallahassee Florida State 3 Florida 0
46 April 28, 1969 Tallahassee Florida State 3 Florida 1
47 April 29, 1969 Tallahassee Florida 9 Florida State 4
48 May 23, 1969 Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 0
49 May 24, 1969 Gainesville Florida State 3 Florida 1
50 May 24, 1969 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 1
51 May 22, 1970 Tallahassee Florida 3 Florida State 1
52 May 23, 1970 Tallahassee Florida 4 Florida State 3
53 May 23, 1970 Tallahassee Florida 5 Florida State 4
54 May 29, 1970 Gainesville Florida State 1 Florida 0
55 May 30, 1970 Gainesville Florida State 9 Florida 4
56 May 21, 1971 Gainesville Florida State 7 Florida 2
57 May 22, 1971 Gainesville Florida 4 Florida State 3
58 May 22, 1971 Gainesville Florida State 2 Florida 0
59 May 28, 1971 Tallahassee Florida 4 Florida State 3
60 May 29, 1971 Tallahassee Florida State 7 Florida 0
61 May 19, 1972 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 1
62 May 20, 1972 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 1
63 May 26, 1972 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 2
64 May 26, 1972 Tallahassee Florida State 8 Florida 1
65 May 27, 1972 Tallahassee Florida State 9 Florida 4
66 May 19, 1973 Tallahassee Florida State 3 Florida 0
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
67 May 20, 1973 Tallahassee Florida State 9 Florida 5
68 May 25, 1973 Gainesville Florida State 8 Florida 7
69 May 26, 1973 Gainesville Florida State 8 Florida 0
70 May 26, 1973 Gainesville Florida 4 Florida State 0
71 May 17, 1974 Tallahassee Tie0Tie0
72 May 18, 1974 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 3
73 May 18, 1974 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 2
74 May 19, 1974 Gainesville Florida 5 Florida State 4
75 May 20, 1974 Gainesville Florida State 4 Florida 3
76 March 1, 1975 Tallahassee Florida State 14 Florida 0
77 March 2, 1975 Tallahassee Florida State 6 Florida 4
78 April 29, 1975 Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 5
79 April 29, 1975 Gainesville Florida State 9 Florida 5
80 April 30, 1975 Gainesville Florida State 8 Florida 7
81 April 12, 1976 Tallahassee Florida State 8 Florida 2
82 April 13, 1976 Tallahassee Florida State 3 Florida 1
83 April 20, 1976 Gainesville Florida State 8 Florida 5
84 April 21, 1976 Gainesville Florida State 11 Florida 3
85 March 6, 1977 Tallahassee Florida 8 Florida State 3
86 March 7, 1977 Tallahassee Florida 2 Florida State 1
87 April 16, 1977 Gainesville Florida 7 Florida State 3
88 April 17, 1977 Gainesville Florida State 8 Florida 7
89 April 26, 1978 Tallahassee Florida State 5 Florida 1
90 April 27, 1978 Tallahassee Florida State 9 Florida 8
91 May 1, 1978 Gainesville Florida State 7 Florida 1
92 May 2, 1978 Gainesville Florida 5 Florida State 4
93 March 8, 1979 Gainesville Florida State 4 Florida 3
94 March 9, 1979 Gainesville Florida 16 Florida State 3
95 April 8, 1979 Tallahassee Florida State 12 Florida 7
96 May 4, 1979 Tallahassee Florida State 20 Florida 7
97 May 25, 1979† Tallahassee Florida 9 Florida State 5
98 March 8, 1980 Tallahassee Florida 21 Florida State 6
99 April 15, 1980 Gainesville Florida State 2 Florida 1
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
100 April 16, 1980 Gainesville Florida State 15 Florida 2
101 March 13, 1981 Gainesville Florida State 3 Florida 1
102 March 14, 1981 Gainesville Florida 17 Florida State 5
103 April 1, 1981 Tallahassee Florida State 14 Florida 10
104 April 2, 1981 Tallahassee Florida 12 Florida State 9
105 May 21, 1981† Coral Gables Florida State 5 Florida 1
106 May 23, 1981† Coral Gables Florida 5 Florida State 4
107 March 11, 1982 Tallahassee Florida State 17 Florida 16
108 March 12, 1982 Tallahassee Florida State 8 Florida 1
109 March 13, 1982 Gainesville Florida 9 Florida State 6
110 March 14, 1982 Gainesville Florida State 7 Florida 6
111 March 5, 1983 Gainesville Florida 6 Florida State 2
112 March 6, 1983 Gainesville Florida 16 Florida State 14
113 April 8, 1983 Tallahassee Florida 7 Florida State 5
114 April 9, 1983 Tallahassee Florida State 9 Florida 3
115 February 5, 1984 Miami Florida 8 Florida State 3
116 April 4, 1984 Tallahassee Florida State 11 Florida 9
117 April 4, 1984 Tallahassee Florida 11 Florida State 3
118 April 17, 1984 Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 7
119 April 18, 1984 Gainesville Florida State 7 Florida 4
120 March 15, 1985 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 2
121 March 16, 1985 Gainesville Florida 6 Florida State 1
122 March 27, 1985 Tallahassee Florida State 12 Florida 10
123 April 2, 1985 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 3
124 February 25, 1986 Gainesville Florida State 10 Florida 6
125 February 26, 1986 Gainesville Florida State 10 Florida 7
126 April 15, 1986 Tallahassee Florida State 7 Florida 6
127 April 16, 1986 Tallahassee Florida State 8 Florida 0
128 April 14, 1987 Tallahassee Florida State 12 Florida 6
129 April 15, 1987 Tallahassee Florida State 14 Florida 11
130 May 5, 1987 Gainesville Florida 10 Florida State 5
131 May 6, 1987 Gainesville Florida 7 Florida State 5
132 April 13, 1988 Tallahassee Florida State 7 Florida 2
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
133 April 20, 1988 Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 5
134 May 28, 1988† Tallahassee Florida 9 Florida State 3
135 February 18, 1989 Gainesville Florida 5 Florida State 1
136 February 19, 1989 Gainesville Florida 6 Florida State 5
137 April 11, 1989 Tallahassee Florida 5 Florida State 0
138 April 12, 1989 Tallahassee Florida State 7 Florida 5
139 March 8, 1990 Gainesville Florida State 5 Florida 1
140 March 9, 1990 Gainesville Florida State 3 Florida 2
141 March 10, 1990 Tallahassee Florida State 5 Florida 3
142 March 11, 1990 Tallahassee Florida State 7 Florida 6
143 March 9, 1991 Tallahassee Florida State 8 Florida 3
144 March 10, 1991 Tallahassee Florida State 5 Florida 3
145 April 16, 1991 Gainesville Florida State 4 Florida 2
146 April 17, 1991 Gainesville Florida 4 Florida State 3
147 June 2, 1991†† Omaha Florida 5 Florida State 0
148 February 19, 1992 Gainesville Florida State 2 Florida 1
149 April 8, 1992 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 0
150 April 15, 1992 Tallahassee Florida 3 Florida State 1
151 May 5, 1992 Gainesville Florida State 4 Florida 1
152 March 4, 1993 Tallahassee Florida State 2 Florida 0
153 March 5, 1993 Tallahassee Florida State 9 Florida 3
154 March 6, 1993 Gainesville Florida State 4 Florida 2
155 March 7, 1993 Gainesville Florida State 8 Florida 4
156 March 3, 1994 Gainesville Florida 4 Florida State 0
157 March 4, 1994 Gainesville Florida State 10 Florida 5
158 March 5, 1994 Tallahassee Florida State 7 Florida 2
159 March 6, 1994 Tallahassee Florida 12 Florida State 5
160 March 9, 1995 Tallahassee Florida State 6 Florida 3
161 March 10, 1995 Tallahassee Florida State 2 Florida 1
162 March 11, 1995 Gainesville Florida State 7 Florida 0
163 March 11, 1995 Gainesville Florida 9 Florida State 3
164 February 29, 1996 Gainesville Florida State 11 Florida 2
165 March 2, 1996 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 4
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
166 March 3, 1996 Tallahassee Florida 11 Florida State 10
167 June 1, 1996†† Omaha Florida 5 Florida State 2
168 June 4, 1996†† Omaha Florida 6 Florida State 4
169 February 27, 1997 Tallahassee Florida 3 Florida State 2
170 February 28, 1997 Tallahassee Florida State 10 Florida 8
171 March 1, 1997 Gainesville Florida 13 Florida State 6
172 March 2, 1997 Gainesville Florida State 9 Florida 5
173 February 21, 1998 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 1
174 February 28, 1998 Tallahassee Florida State 9 Florida 7
175 March 1, 1998 Tallahassee Florida 10 Florida State 5
176 February 20, 1999 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 5
177 February 21, 1999 Tallahassee Florida State 12 Florida 3
178 February 27, 1999 Gainesville Florida 4 Florida State 2
179 February 28, 1999 Gainesville Florida State 8 Florida 4
180 February 19, 2000 Gainesville Florida State 15 Florida 6
181 February 20, 2000 Gainesville Florida State 17 Florida 8
182 February 26, 2000 Tallahassee Florida State 6 Florida 2
183 February 27, 2000 Tallahassee Florida State 8 Florida 7
184 February 17, 2001 Tallahassee Florida State 19 Florida 6
185 February 18, 2001 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 5
186 February 24, 2001 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 210
187 February 25, 2001 Gainesville Florida State 13 Florida 11
188 March 1, 2002 Gainesville Florida State 5 Florida 4
189 March 3, 2002 Tallahassee Florida State 9 Florida 4
190 March 7, 2003 Tallahassee Florida State 5 Florida 4
191 March 8, 2003 Tallahassee Florida State 9 Florida 7
192 March 9, 2003 Gainesville Florida 9 Florida State 8
193 March 31, 2004 Gainesville Florida 7 Florida State 611
194 April 21, 2004 Tallahassee Florida State 16 Florida 4
195 May 12, 2004 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 2
196 March 30, 2005 Tallahassee Florida 9 Florida State 2
197 April 19, 2005 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 2
198 May 3, 2005 Gainesville Florida State 9 Florida 4
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
199 June 10, 2005† Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 1
200 June 11, 2005† Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 5
201 February 28, 2006 Gainesville Florida State 6 Florida 4
202 April 19, 2006 Tallahassee Florida 8 Florida State 3
203 February 20, 2007 Gainesville Florida State 14 Florida 6
204 April 3, 2007 Jacksonville Florida 16 Florida State 7
205 April 18, 2007 Tallahassee Florida 5 Florida State 4
206 March 18, 2008 Gainesville Florida 6 Florida State 1
207 April 1, 2008 Jacksonville Florida State 10 Florida 2
208 April 15, 2008 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 2
209 May 31, 2008† Tallahassee Florida State 17 Florida 11
210 March 17, 2009 Gainesville Florida 10 Florida State 2
211 March 31, 2009 Jacksonville Florida State 3 Florida 25
212 April 14, 2009 Tallahassee Florida 5 Florida State 4
213 March 2, 2010 Tampa Florida State 10 Florida 5
214 March 16, 2010 Gainesville Florida 8 Florida State 5
215 March 30, 2010 Jacksonville Florida State 7 Florida 2
216 April 13, 2010 Tallahassee Florida State 3 Florida 2
217 June 21, 2010†† Omaha Florida State 8 Florida 5
218 March 1, 2011 Tampa Florida State 5 Florida 3
219 March 15, 2011 Gainesville Florida 5 Florida State 410
220 March 29, 2011 Jacksonville Florida State 5 Florida 2
221 April 12, 2011 Tallahassee Florida State 3 Florida 1
222 March 13, 2012 Gainesville Florida 9 Florida State 2
223 March 27, 2012 Jacksonville Florida 4 Florida State 1
224 April 10, 2012 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 3
225 March 12, 2013 Gainesville Florida State 4 Florida 1
226 March 26, 2013 Jacksonville Florida State 2 Florida State 1
227 April 9, 2013 Tallahassee Florida 4 Florida State 3
228 March 18, 2014 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 1
229 March 25, 2014 Jacksonville Florida 4 Florida State 1
230 April 8, 2014 Tallahassee Florida 8 Florida State 0
231 March 17, 2015 Gainesville Florida 14 Florida State 8
No.DateLocationWinning teamLosing team
232 March 31, 2015 Jacksonville Florida State 8 Florida 3
233 April 14, 2015 Tallahassee Florida State 4 Florida 312
234 June 5, 2015† Gainesville Florida 13 Florida State 5
235 June 6, 2015† Gainesville Florida 11 Florida State 4
236 March 15, 2016 Gainesville Florida 6 Florida State 0
237 March 29, 2016 Jacksonville Florida 3 Florida State 2
238 April 12, 2016 Tallahassee Florida 8 Florida State 2
239 June 11, 2016† Gainesville Florida State 3 Florida 0
240 June 12, 2016† Gainesville Florida 5 Florida State 0
241 June 13, 2016† Gainesville Florida 7 Florida State 0
242 March 14, 2017 Gainesville Florida 1 Florida State 0
243 March 28, 2017 Jacksonville Florida 4 Florida State 1
244 April 11, 2017 Tallahassee Florida 10 Florida State 7
245 March 13, 2018 Gainesville Florida 12 Florida State 6
246 March 27, 2018 Jacksonville Florida 1 Florida State 0
247 April 10, 2018 Tallahassee Florida 6 Florida State 3
248 March 12, 2019 Gainesville Florida 20 Florida State 7
249 March 26, 2019 Jacksonville Florida 4 Florida State 2
250 April 9, 2019 Tallahassee Florida 3 Florida State 1
251 March 10, 2020 Gainesville Florida State 2 Florida 0
252 March 16, 2021 Tallahassee Florida State 10 Florida 2
253 April 13, 2021 Gainesville Florida 3 Florida State 210
254 March 29, 2022 Jacksonville Florida 6 Florida State 3
255 April 12, 2022 Tallahassee Florida State 5 Florida 0
256 May 17, 2022 Gainesville Florida 7 Florida State 510
257 March 21, 2023 Tallahassee Florida 9 Florida State 5
258 April 11, 2023 Gainesville Florida 5 Florida State 3
259 May 2, 2023 Jacksonville Florida 7 Florida State 5
Series: Florida State leads 131–127–1[1]
NCAA Division I baseball tournament
††College World Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baseball History vs Florida State University
  2. ^ Coble, Don. "Gators-Seminoles baseball rivalry comes to Jacksonville". Jacksonville-Times Union.
  3. ^ "Sunshine Showdown sponsored by Fresh from Florida". Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  4. ^ "COVID-19 Updates". floridagators.com. University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Fox Sports Sun, IMG College. Retrieved March 13, 2020.
  5. ^ Weiler, Curt (April 9, 2019). "Florida State baseball outdueled in 11th straight loss to UF". tallahassee.com. Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved December 11, 2020.