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Florida Gators softball wins series and game 2 against AU

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

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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Florida Gators softball preview for the Auburn series

The No. 2 ranked Florida Gators softball team went a perfect 4-0 last week and run-ruled USF on Wednesday night to start this week off on a high note.

The Gators take their 27-1 record and 19 game winning streak into a tough home series against number 4 ranked Auburn this weekend.

This weekend the Gators will take on an Auburn team who is 27-3 and 2-1 in conference play.

Entering this weekend the SEC has 10 teams ranked in the top 25 and Missouri is just outside of the top 25 this weekend.

How the teams have fared in conference play:

Florida comes...

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Offense powers Florida Gators softball past South Carolina

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The University of Florida softball program clinched its 10th straight three-game series over the University of South Carolina with a 13-1 decision in five innings during the second game of the three-game series on Saturday, March 18, at Beckham Field. In 2007 & 2008, the Gators and the Gamecocks played doubleheaders during the midweek between conference weekends.

The Gators (25-1, 4-0 SEC) tallied 13 runs on nine hits while Gamecocks (19-9, 1-4 SEC) managed one run on just two...

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Florida Gators softball preview for South Carolina series

The No. 2 ranked Florida Gators softball team started SEC play by going 2-0 against Missouri before Monday’s game was canceled due to rain.

The Gators take their 23-1 record on the road this weekend to continue SEC play in a three-game series.

This weekend the Gators will take on South Carolina who enters with a 19-7 record and receiving votes in the top 25 poll this week.

Entering this weekend the SEC has 9 teams ranked in the top 25 and Arkansas is just outside of the top 25 this weekend.

How the teams have fared in conference play:

Florida comes...

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Florida Gators softball clinches series against Missouri

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 3-ranked University of Florida softball team clinched the series over No. 24 Missouri with a 1-0 victory in game two behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Kelly Barnhill Sunday, March 12 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

Barnhill (9-0) scattered three hits and recorded 12 strikeouts on just 84 pitches in the complete-game effort that secured the Gators (22-1, 2-0 SEC) 15th shutout of the season in just 22 games.

Missouri (11-10, 0-2 SEC) never managed to move a runner into scoring...

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Florida Gators softball preview for the Missouri series

The No. 3 ranked Florida Gators softball team went undefeated in the Judi Garman Classic last weekend in California. The Gators defeated two top 25 teams before taking this week off for spring break.

The Gators take their 20-1 record into the opening weekend of SEC play and Florida will get to stay at home for the series.

This weekend the Gators will take on Missouri in a match-up that puts two top 25 teams against each other. This weekend is an odd weekend for Florida, as the Gators will have the Saturday-Monday series.

Entering this weekend the SEC has 10 teams ranked in the top 25...

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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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Gourley is perfect in Florida Gators softball win

Special report on Florida Gators softball:

FULLERTON, Calif. – Senior Delanie Gourley stole the show in the opening game of the Judi Garman Classic at the Anderson Family Field on the campus of Cal State Fullerton Thursday, March 2. The Lakeside, Calif. native threw just 62 pitches and struck out 12 Hawkeyes in the 8-0 victory over Iowa.

Gourley faced the minimum of 15 batters in the run-rule effort to improve to 7-1 on the season. Only a trio of Hawkeyes were able to connect and put the ball into fair territory for the Gators (16-1) defense, none of which was...

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Florida Gators softball preview for Judi Garman Classic

The No. 3 ranked Florida Gators softball team went undefeated in the Citrus Classic last weekend in Orlando, Florida despite an extra inning game.

The Gators take their 15-1 record into another weekend tournament this time it’s the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, California where the Gators will be tested.

This weekend the Gators will play five games in three days against five different teams in California. The Gators will start play on Thursday before finishing on Saturday afternoon.

Florida will be facing these teams this weekend in Fullerton, California. Iowa, Long Beach State,...

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Florida Gators softball wins Aquafinal Invitational

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team capped off the Aquafina Invitational with a 5-0 victory over FIU Sunday, Feb. 19 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

The Gators (10-1) jumped out in front early in the contest thanks to freshman Jaimie Hoover’s second career grand slam in the top of the first inning. Hoover’s hit was set up with back-to-back-to-back walks with two outs from Nicole DeWitt, Kayli Kvistad and Aleshia Ocasio.

Kvisitad (2-for-3) drove in the only other run in the contest in...

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Florida Gators softball sweeps Friday’s doubleheader

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

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 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 looking for leadership for 2017 team

The Florida Gators softball season gets underway on Friday when the Gators make their annual appearance in the USF tournament in Tampa to open the season.

When fans tune in to watch the Gators this year, it will be a different looking team from what you’ve been accustomed to seeing the last fours year from Florida.

Gone are five of the most successful Gators softball players in Florida’s rich softball history to graduation. Losing those five seniors is something that head coach Tim Walton and his staff are still trying to coup with.

“I spoke last week to our Gator Diamond Club...

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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 advances to regional final

Report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 1-seeded University of Florida softball team clinched a berth in the NCAA Gainesville Regional final with a 5-0 win against UCF Saturday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Junior left-hander Delanie Gourley pitched her second career postseason shutout, dealing 13 strikeouts and limiting the Knights to just one hit on the afternoon as the Gators won their 11th consecutive NCAA Regional game dating back to 2013.

Gourley (19-3) was on fire, emerging on top of the pitcher's duel in the circle with her ninth shutout and...

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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 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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Lorenz home run lifts Florida Gators softball to sweep

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Freshman Amanda Lorenz hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to help No. 1 Florida defeat Mississippi State, 3-1 (10 innings), on Sunday to sweep its fourth SEC series of the season. Florida is now 2-0 in extra-inning games this season and Sunday's 10-inning affair marked UF's longest game since the Gators played a 15-inning marathon with Nebraska on June 1, 2013 at the Women's College World Series.

Florida (45-3/15-3 SEC) swept a three-game series against the Bulldogs (24-23/3-15 SEC) for the...

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Gourley throws a no-hitter for Florida Gators softball

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team (43-3/13-3 SEC) defeated Mississippi State (24-21/3-13 SEC), 16-0 (five innings), in the opener of the teams' three-game Southeastern Conference series on Friday at KSP Stadium. Sophomore Kayli Kvistad recorded five RBI to go along with a pair of home runs and junior Delanie Gourley (14-2) threw the third no hitter of her career...

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Florida Gators softball weekend preview for Mississippi State

The No. 1 ranked Florida Gators softball team bring its 42-3 (12-3 conference) record into a home SEC series this weekend after taking a weekend off from conference play.

Florida will play host to Mississippi State this weekend, as the Gators look to build off of a SEC sweep two weekends ago against Ole Miss.

Florida sits at atop of the SEC and has the top spot in the NCAA RPI rankings as well as the two major softball polls.

Here’s the schedule for this weekend’s game and all games will be broadcasted.

#1 Florida vs. Mississippi State on Friday at 6:00 P.M on...

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No. 1 Florida Gators softball defeats No. 20 USF

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 1-ranked Florida softball team (42-3) defeated No. 23 USF (39-11), 3-0, on Wednesday night at KSP Stadium. The Gators recorded their second win this season over South Florida and UF is now unbeaten in 30 non-conference contests in 2016. After each team loaded the bases in the first inning and failed to push a run across home plate, the game remained scoreless until the fifth when Florida scored the game's only three runs on four hits. Amanda...

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Florida Gators softball sweeps doubleheader from Louisiana Lafayette

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team swept a Saturday doubleheader against No. 5 Louisiana-Lafayette with a pair of wins at KSP Stadium. Florida scored 19 runs in the doubleheader, taking Game 1 by a 5-1 score before clinching the weekend series with a 14-1 run-rule victory. With the pair of victories, Florida is now 15-3 on the season against teams ranked in the top 25. In addition, Florida remained unbeaten in 28 non-conference games this season and has now won 119 of 121 non-league games dating...

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Florida Gators softball preview for Louisiana Lafayette series

The No. 1 ranked Florida Gators softball team bring its 38-3 (12-3 SEC) record into a rare out of conference weekend series this weekend in Gainesville, as the Gators have a break from the tough SEC.

A break from SEC play but not a break from tough competition as the Gators will host No. 4 Louisiana Lafayette in a three game series.

Florida sits at atop the SEC and this week gained the top spot in the NCAA RPI rankings and that is sure to improve this weekend.

Here’s the schedule for this weekend’s game and all games will be broadcasted.

#1 Florida vs. #4 Louisiana...

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Florida Gators softball sweeps Ole Miss on Sunday

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OXFORD, Miss. – Kayli Kvistad and Amanda Lorenz each hit their second home run of the series and Kelly Barnhill picked up her 14th win in the circle, as No. 2 Florida defeated Ole Miss, 4-2, to sweep its third SEC series of the season. The Gators (38-3/12-3 SEC) swept the Rebels (28-13/4-8 SEC) for the ninth time in their series history. In...

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Florida Gators softball clinches Ole Miss series

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OXFORD, Miss. – Senior's Taylore Fuller and Aubree Munro hit solo home runs, while sophomore Aleshia Ocasio earned her 13th win in the circle during Saturday's series-clinching win, as No. 2 Florida (37-3/11-3 SEC) downed Ole Miss (28-12/4-7 SEC), 6-1. The Ole Miss Softball Complex held a program-record crowd of 1,342 fans on Saturday night. With...

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Florida Gators softball preview for Ole Miss series

The No. 2 ranked Florida Gators softball team takes its 35-3 (9-3 conference) record on the road this weekend when the Gators travel to Oxford, Mississippi.

This weekend the Gators take on Ole Miss in a key SEC series as the Gators look to rebound from its first weekend series loss of the year last weekend.

Florida still sits at the top of the ranking in SEC play but the Gators will look to retake its No. 1 ranking that Michigan took this week.

Here’s the schedule for this weekend’s game and all games will be broadcasted

#2 Florida vs. Ole Miss on Friday at 7:00 P.M on...

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Florida Gators softball rebounds with a 3-1 win over UCF

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The No. 2-ranked Florida softball team (35-3) defeated UCF (24-14), 3-1, on Wednesday night at the UCF Softball Complex. Freshman Kelly Barnhill(13-0) allowed just one run on three hits with seven strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched. Junior Delanie Gourley relieved the rookie in the sixth and tossed two scoreless innings to earn her third save of the season. Florida bookended its scoring...

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Florida Gators softball defeats Alabama to even series

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Behind six hits and three runs scored by six different Gators, the No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team evened its series with No. 6 Alabama on Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 win before a season-high crowd (2,241) at KSP Stadium. The Gators overcame a 2-1 fourth-inning deficit with one run in the bottom of the fourth and one in the fifth to capture the win. Freshman right-hander Kelly Barnhill(12-0) struck out six batters and...

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