Florida catcher enters NCAA transfer portal after 2 seasons with Gators
Florida baseball’s 2022 season came to a close earlier this week with elimination from the NCAA Tournament. Kevin O’Sullivan’s squad has conducted exit interviews, and a veteran catcher will look at continuing his college career elsewhere.
Mac Guscette announced Friday that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.
“Gator Nation, I have made the very difficult decision to put my name in the transfer portal,” Guscette wrote in a tweeted statement. “Although my time at UF started in the fall of 2020, I have been a Gator since I first committed to UF baseball back in 2016. I want to thank Coach O’Sullivan, Coach Bell, Coach Jeroloman, Coach Kopp, and all of the support staff and volunteers within the baseball program and athletic department who helped and supported me while at UF.
“A sincere thank you to Coach O’Sullivan for his class and professionalism in understanding my decision to transfer and his continued support. I have made lifelong friendships with many of my Gator teammates. Although we may not be on the same field again, we are forever linked. I’m eternally grateful for your friendship and support. Lastly, I want to thank Gator fans. Thank you for all of the great memories. I wish nothing but success for the Gators. Thank you for an incredible two years.”
— Mac Guscette (@GuscetteMac) June 10, 2022
Guscette played in 36 games in 2022, making 30 starts. He posted a .238 batting average with 18 RBIs and 5 home runs. He will have 2 seasons of remaining eligibility.
All eyes turn to BT Riopelle when it comes to Florida’s catching situation. As a junior, Riopelle hit .304 with 55 RBIs, slugging .551 with 15 home runs. With the MLB Draft coming up, Riopelle will have a big decision to make.