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Florida, Florida State on the winning end of baseball’s June Madness

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The NCAA College Baseball Tournament is not likely to come anywhere near the broad popularity enjoyed by the basketball tournament known as March Madness. At the same time, referring to this year’s baseball extravaganza as June Madness would not be overstating what has taken place so far. Both Florida and Florida State have provided significant contributions to this year’s mayhem, which saw nearly half of the 16 seeded teams and regional hosts go down to defeat. Number two national seed…

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Bethune-Cookman shocks Gators in NCAAs; Seminoles force deciding game

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College baseball’s June Madness came to Gainesville on Sunday night as the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats shocked the Florida Gators 6-2 to force a deciding game in the Gainesville Regional. BCU made it to the championship round by eliminating the South Florida Bulls 6-4 on Sunday afternoon. After Bethune-Cookman starter Donte Lindsay gave way to T.J. Densmore one out into the second inning and two runs across, the Wildcats bullpen was stingy for the rest of the night. Densmore and Anthony Maldonado…

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Paul Renner gears up ahead of 2016 re-election bid

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Republican state Rep. Paul Renner may have just joined the Florida House, but already he is getting a taste of the “permanent campaign” that characterizes the chamber. After officially taking office following a swearing-in ceremony on April 7 along with state Rep. Cyndi Stevenson — another electoral beneficiary of the long tail of state Sen. John Thrasher‘s exit from the Legislature in favor of assuming the presidency of Florida State University — Renner filed his re-election paperwork just one month later, on…

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