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Florida Gators softball starts WCWS with a run-rule win

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Florida softball team defeated Texas A&M, 8-0 (5 innings), on Thursday in the first game of the Women's College World Series. Florida (56-8) used two runs in the first, two in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth to defeat the ninth-seeded Aggies (47-12) in front of a large crowd at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Sophomore Kelly Barnhill found herself in some immediate trouble on Thursday as a walk and an...

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Florida Gators softball dominates SEC postseason awards

The Florida Gators softball team ended the regular season last weekend and on Tuesday several players and coach Tim Walton received big accolades.

Walton won SEC coach of the year for the fifth time after leading the Gators to a 50-5 regular season record that included winning the SEC regular season title.

"Today is a very special day for the Gators softball program. I'm extremely proud of our players for being honored by the SEC and the SEC coaches." Walton told FloridaGators.com. "Our entire program shares these special awards from starters to non-starters and from managers to...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball senior weekend

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators finished the regular season by going 3-1 this past week. In this recap, we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

The Gators started the week off by dropping an extra inning game to Florida State on Wednesday before sweeping the weekend’s series. Florida played a rare out of conference weekend series that featured North Texas for three games and FAMU for one game.

Florida finishes the regular season with a 50-5 record and is SEC regular season...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball team’s 4-0 week

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators finished another perfect 4-0 week.. In this recap we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

The Gators started the week off by defeating UCF at home and then finished the week by sweeping Ole Miss. The Gators allowed just one run in four games this week.

Florida is now 44-3 on the year and will not play a midweek game before heading to Tennessee this weekend.

Results

Florida defeated UCF 9-1- winning pitcher Aleshia...

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Florida Gators softball sweeps away Ole Miss

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – No. 1-ranked Florida shut out No. 18 Ole Miss for the third consecutive game in a 5-0 decision to complete the series sweep at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. It’s the first time the Gators have shut out the Rebels in a three game series since the 2009 season.

Florida (44-3, 18-2 SEC) returned with sophomore Kelly Barnhill (20-0) in the circle in the final game and she hurled five innings before being relieved by junior standout Aleshia Ocasio for the final two innings of play. Barnhill...

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Florida Gators softball run rules UCF at home

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team dispatched in-state foe UCF 9-1 in six innings at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators tallied four doubles in the effort, which ties the season-high for the third time this year.

Junior Aleshia Ocasio anchored the Gators from the circle to earn her eighth win of the season. Ocasio threw just 60 pitches, struck out five and faced 18 batters en route to the victory.

For the 10th time this season, the Gators (41-3) racked up 10-plus hits against an opponent. The...

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Lorenz powers Florida Gators softball past UNF

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Amanda Lorenz belted a pair of home runs and drew a bases loaded walk, which helped propel the University of Florida softball team to a 5-1 victory over North Florida Wednesday, April 5 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

The Gators (34-2, 10-1 SEC) struck first when Lorenz sent the second pitch from Osprey hurler Amanda Blanchard (4-3) over the center field wall. Jaimie Hoover capped off the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with her second SAC fly of the season, which scored junior Nicole...

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Florida Gators softball wins series and game 2 against AU

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team clinched the series for the ninth-consecutive time against Auburn with a 7-0 victory in the second game Sunday, March 26, at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators have won every three-game series dating back to the 2005 season.

Sophomore Kelly Barnhill fueled the Gators (29-1, 7-0 SEC) to their 20th-straight victory behind a season-high 16 strikeouts. Barnhill limited a potent Tigers (27-5, 2-3 SEC) offense to just two hits, both of which recorded by Kasey...

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Seventh inning rally pushes Florida Gators softball past AU

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It came down to the final at-bat and aggressive base running as junior Nicole DeWitt provided a walk-off single to complete the comeback and give the No. 2-ranked University of Florida softball team a 4-3 win over No. 4 Auburn in the initial game of the series Saturday, March 25 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

Alex Voss scored the tying run from second base while redshirt-freshman Sophia Reynoso raced home from first base for the go-ahead run. DeWitt’s game-winning single hit off the outstretched glove of...

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Florida Gators softball shuts out USF at home

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Behind a two-hit shutout thrown by junior Aleshia Ocasio (5-0), the No. 2-ranked University of Florida softball team downed USF 8-0 Wednesday, March 22, at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Today’s afternoon matchup was the second contest between the two squads this season.

The Gators (27-1, 5-0 SEC) recorded their 19th shutout of the season behind solid pitching and a hardworking defense. The offense continued to roll as the team also recorded its third-straight and 11th run-rule victory of the year.

In the...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball sweep of South Carolina

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators finished the week with a perfect 4-0 record. In this recap, we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

The Gators went on the road to South Carolina this weekend and swept the series while only allowing one run and also won a midweek game against North Dakota State.

Florida is now 26-1 on the year and head home for the next five games including a weekend SEC series.

Results

Florida defeated North Dakota State 13-0 –...

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Florida Gators softball no-hits South Carolina for the sweep

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Delanie Gourley and Aleshia Ocasio linked up for the fifth combined no-hitter in Florida softball history during a 10-0 rout over five innings to complete the sweet over South Carolina Sunday, March 19, at Beckham field. Gourley (11-1) threw four-complete innings while Ocasio took over in the circle to finish the final inning of play.

The Gators (26-1, 5-0...

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Florida Gators softball blows out North Dakota State 13-0

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Behind career-high afternoons from Janell Wheaton and Chelsea Herndon, the University of Florida softball team defeated North Dakota State University 13-0 in five innings Wednesday, March 15 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
Junior Aleshia Ocasio (4-0) picked up the start in the circle for the Gators and combined with freshman Katie Chronister (2) to record the third-straight shutout and the 16th of the season.
The Florida offense started blazing hot as the team found itself in scoring position in the first inning...

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Recapping Judi Garman Classic for Florida Gators softball

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators finished the Judi Garman Classic a perfect 5-0. In this recap, we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

The Gators defeated two top 25 teams and outscored the five teams 45-8 over the weekend.

Florida is now 20-1 on the year and head home for a little break before the Gators start SEC play on Saturday.

Results

Florida defeated Iowa 8-0 – winning pitcher Delanie Gourley
Florida defeated Long Beach State 17-0 – winning...

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Florida Gators softball finishes perfect weekend in California

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No. 3-ranked University of Florida softball team concluded a 5-0 week at the Judi Garman Classic with a 9-4 win over Northwestern Saturday, March 4, at Anderson Family Field.

The entire week was much like a homecoming of sorts for the six California natives on the team along with coaches and staff with west coast ties. Fans tailgated and filed into Anderson Family Field for each day and game the Gators played in.

Today, the Gators (20-1) ended their trip to the west coast the same way that it started. With a win. The team produced...

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Florida Gators softball preview for the Citrus Classic

The No. 3 ranked Florida Gators softball team suffered their first loss of the season last weekend but still won the Aquafina Invitational Tournament.

The Gators take their 10-1 record into another weekend tournament this time it’s the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

This weekend the Gators will play five games in three days against five different teams in Gainesville. Despite none of them being ranked, the Gators competition will still be tough.

Joining Florida in Orlando will be Syracuse, Fordham, Liberty, Elon and Lehigh and the Gators take...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball weekend

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators won the Aquafina Invitational after going 4-1 over the weekend. In this recap, we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

The Gators lost its first game of the year to Maryland but rebounded by winning the next two games of the weekend in a big way.

Florida is now 10-1 on the year heading into the tournament in Orlando before they head out west for a big tournament in California.

Results

Florida defeated Florida A&M...

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Florida Gators softball sweeps Friday’s doubleheader

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team took the field at Katie Seashole Pressly for the first time of the 2017 season on Friday, Feb. 17 and came away with a pair of victories over Florida A&M and Northwestern State in the final two games on day one of the Aquafina Invitational.

Florida (8-0) dispatched Florida A&M (0-7) 8-1 in their first game then capped off the day with a 9-3 victory over Northwestern State (4-3).

The Gators received a combined effort in the circle from sophomore...

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Florida Gators softball preview for the Aquafina Invitational

The No. 1 ranked Florida Gators softball team began the season with a perfect weekend in Tampa followed by a midweek win against Jacksonville.

The Gators take their perfect 6-0 record into their home opener this weekend when they host the Aquafina Invitational tournament.

This weekend the Gators will play five games in three days against four different teams in Gainesville. Despite none of them being ranked, the Gators competition will still be tough.

Joining Florida in Gainesville will be Northwestern State, Maryland, FIU and Florida A&M.

Here’s the schedule for this...

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Florida Gators softball picks up two wins in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 4-ranked University of Florida softball team picked up a pair of quality victories over No. 6-ranked Michigan and St. John's on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the USF Softball Stadium. The team battled to a 5-2 victory over the Red Storm in the first game of the day then fought its way to a 2-1 win over the Wolverines in 10 innings.

The Gators (3-0) jumped out to lead first in each game today but found that it was going to be much tougher of a day than yesterday's opening day 9-0 victory over Illinois...

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Florida Gators softball preview for the USF tournament

The No. 3 ranked Florida Gators softball team will begin the 2017 season on the road in the USF-Wilson Demarini tournament that will be held in Tampa, Florida this weekend.

Florida has taken been involved in this tournament the last three years and has gone undefeated in those games.

This weekend the Gators will up against some tough competition while head coach Tim Walton tries to figure out his line-up and defense with several young players making their Florida debut.

Joining Florida in Tampa will be Illinois State, St. John’s, No. 4 Michigan, Delaware, and...

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Florida Gators softball Super Regional series preview

The No. 1 ranked Florida Gators softball team heads into Super Regional play this weekend as the top seed in the NCAA tournament, but this weekend won’t look that much different for this team.

Florida Gators softball recap from Regional play

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators won the Gainesville regional and advanced to the Super Regionals. In this recap we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

Florida cruised through the regional this past weekend and for the third straight year finished the regional without giving up a run. The Gators have thrown 10 consecutive shutouts in regional play, which spans over 79.1 innings.

The Gators will participate in the Super Regional for the ninth time in 10 years and for the fourth...

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Florida Gators softball cruises to win Gainesville regional

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 1-seeded University of Florida softball team advanced to NCAA Super Regionals with an 8-0 run-rule victory over UCF in the Gainesville Regional Final Sunday at KSP Stadium. With the win, UF earned a Super Regional berth for ninth time in 10 seasons. The Gators (56-5) blanked UCF (38-22) for a second time this weekend behindAleshia Ocasio's (22-1) three-hit shutout. Ocasio fanned seven and gave up just one walk in Sunday's showdown. After...

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Florida Gators softball opens NCAA play with run rule win

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gator pitchers Aleshia Ocasio and Kelly Barnhill combined for a one-hit shutout as the No. 1-seeded University of Florida softball team blanked Alabama State, 11-0, in its NCAA Tournament opener on Friday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

A nine-run splurge in the third propelled the Orange and Blue (54-5) to its 33rd NCAA Regional win and Florida's fire in the circle held off the Hornets (28-26) in the run-rule win. Ocasio (21-1) hurled the first four innings, giving up just one hit and fanning seven of 13 batters faced....

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Florida Gators softball advances to SEC semifinals

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida (53-4) softball team shutout Ole Miss (39-20), 1-0, on Thursday evening at Nusz Park in a quarterfinal matchup at the SEC Tournament. The Gators scored the Thursday's only run on a passed ball in the fifth inning. In the circle, freshman Kelly Barnhill combined with sophomore Aleshia Ocasio (20-1) to throw seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts.

Following Thursday's shutout victory over the Rebels, Florida has not allowed a run in 24-straight innings and is just six frame's shy of...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball clinching weekend series

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators swept another SEC weekend series in route to winning the SEC championship. It was a special weekend as Tim Walton and the Gators honored the five seniors on Senior Day on Saturday.

The Gators not only swept the Arkansas Razorbacks this weekend but they also swept the No. 5 ranked Florida State Seminoles in two games this past week.

Florida finished the regular season with a 52-4 record and won the SEC by three games over the Kentucky Wildcats. Florida will also be the No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament...

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Offense Fuels No. 1 Florida to Series-Opening Win over Arkansas

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 1 Florida softball team (50-4/18-4 SEC) defeated Arkansas (17-37/1-21 SEC), 9-0 (five innings), in the opener of the teams' three-game Southeastern Conference series on Friday at KSP Stadium. Three different seniors hit home runs for the Gators and Aleshia Ocasio (19-1) threw a complete-game shutout and recorded five strikeouts while yielding three hits and no walks.

UF's magic number to clinch its sixth SEC Championship is just one. The Gators can win the title with a win or an Auburn loss to Texas A&M on...

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Florida Gators softball run rules Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team (46-3/16-3 SEC) defeated No. 18 Texas A&M (34-14/6-13 SEC), 14-3 (six innings), in the opener of the teams' three-game Southeastern Conference series on Friday at the Aggie Softball Complex. Eight different players recorded an RBI for the Gators and Delanie Gourley (16-2) earned the win as she recorded seven strikeouts and allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in four innings pitched.

After Florida failed to score with the bases loaded in the first...

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Florida Gators softball recap for Mississippi State sweep

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators swept another SEC weekend series. In this recap we will break down the past week’s games, plus name a player of the week from the past week.

The Gators returned to SEC play and continued right where they left off and that was a sweep of Mississippi State at home and completing a 4-0 week.

Florida is now 45-3 on the year and 15-3 in the SEC, which is tied for the best record in the conference. The Gators are on an 11 game winning streak.

Results:

#1 Florida defeated...

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