The top-ranked Florida Gators captured the middle game of their three-game, weekend, conference series, against LSU, blanking the Tigers, 1-0, on Saturday. Jesse Delerno, of, has the story, below.

LSU junior outfielder Trey Watkins

Freshman pitcher Kevin Gausman (2-1) pitched eight solid innings of one-run baseball, but No. 5 LSU (16-3, 0-2 SEC) dropped a 1-0 decision  to No. 1 Florida (17-2, 2-0 SEC) 1-0 at Alex Box Stadium.

Florida's Hudson Randall (3-0) recorded the win while pitching 6.2 shutout innings. The Gators' bullpen was equally as effective in keeping the Tigers off the scoreboard. Nick Maronde registered his first save of the season and struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve the win for the Gators.