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#17 Vanderbilt dropped their second straight game to #8 Florida this afternoon, 7-3, but the bigger story concerns the health of reliever Corey Williams. Williams, a Redshirt Freshman who is 1-0 on the season in 12 relief appearances with a 2.65 ERA over 17 innings, took a line drive off the bat of Florida’s Austin Maddox in the bottom of the 7th. Williams reportedly was able to make the play on the ball, but was subsequently carted off.
I was alerted to this story from Vanderbilt Pitcher Sonny Gray’s twitter update that read:
"Tough loss but even tougher seeing a teammate go down.. Please pray for Corey Williams." – @SonnyGray2
Vanderbilt moves to 23-6 (4-4) on the season, while Florida improves to 20-6 (6-2).