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Florida Gators softball moves to WCWS finals

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Florida softball team secured a spot in the finals of the Women's College World Series with a 5-2 victory over Washington on Sunday at USA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Gators had seven hits on the day, while left-hander Delanie Gourley limited the Huskies to just two.

Overall, Florida is now 13-1 at the WCWS since 2014, which is the most wins in the country during that span.

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WCWS preview for the Florida Gators softball team

The Women’s College World Series will get underway on Thursday morning in Oklahoma City when the number one seed Florida Gators softball team takes the field for the first game.

Joining the Gators in the World Series are Texas A&M, LSU, UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma and Baylor. Florida will take on Texas A&M in game one on Thursday.

On Florida’s side of the bracket is Texas A&M, UCLA and LSU. The Gators only faced UCLA this year and they defeated the Bruins 9-4 in California.

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Gourley takes Florida Gators softball to a Game 3

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Behind an Amanda Lorenz two-run home run and a brilliant performance from Delanie Gourley in the circle, the No. 1-seeded University of Florida softball team evened its NCAA Super Regional series with Alabama on Friday with a 2-0 win at KSP Stadium.

UF (54-8) and UA (46-17) will meet on Saturday at 5 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City on...

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Florida Gators softball prepares for familiar foe in Alabama

It almost felt wrong to look at this season’s Florida Gators softball schedule and not see the Alabama Crimson Tide on it. Softball fans were deprived of one of the most iconic matchups not only in the SEC but in all of college softball.

“I think the one thing with the way the formula of the league schedule is it seems like every year you have someone you’re accustomed to playing every year, not on your schedule,” head coach Time Walton said of not playing Alabama in the regular season. “We’ve played them a bunch in the past few years. We’ve had some very meaningful...

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Florida Gators softball advances to the Super Regionals

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team advanced to the NCAA Super Regional round for the 10th time in program history after the team downed Oklahoma State 5-0 in game seven of the NCAA Gainesville Regional.

The Gators (53-7) were upended 1-0 in the first game of the day by the Cowgirls (38-25) but rebounded with resounding force in a winner take all contest.

Senior Delanie Gourley (20-4) received the nod to start in the circle for the final game and set the tone as she struck out the side on just 12...

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Florida Gators softball lands seven on NFCA All-Region Teams

The Florida Gators dominated the Southeast Region in this year’s NFCA D1 All-Region Teams, with seven players on the list between First Team and Second Team. In-state rival FSU was just behind Florida with six players receiving honors.

Sophomore pitcher Kelly Barnhill was named one of two pitchers on First-Team. This one was a no-brainer as Barnhill has not only been the best pitcher in the region but the best in the country all year long.

Barnhill is chasing records this season and even breaking some records already set by her. She has posted a 22-1 record with a nation-leading 0.33...

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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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Florida Gators softball wins on Senior Day

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team took time to recognize three seniors, Chelsea Herndon, Justine McLean and Delanie Gourley prior to an 8-0 victory over North Texas at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

All three Gator (48-5) seniors received starts and Gourley picked up her 17th win of the season in the circle after she threw 4.2 innings of shutout softball against the Mean Green (24-29).

The Florida offense picked up where it left off yesterday but found a different way to put itself into...

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Three straight SEC Championships for Florida Gators softball

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team clinched its third-straight SEC Regular Season Championship with a 9-0 shut out over No. 8 Tennessee at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. Florida is only the third program to have won three-straight SEC Regular Season Championships.

The Gators (46-3, 20-2 SEC) secured the championship with their second-straight shutout against the Volunteers (41-8, 13-6SEC) and sixth in a row against an SEC opponent. It’s the first time in program history Florida has...

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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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Behind Gourley’s shutout, Florida Gators softball wins again

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Senior pitcher Delanie Gourley hurled a two-hit shutout to help propel the No. 1-ranked Florida Gators to a 3-0 victory over No. 18 Ole Miss (31-14, 6-10 SEC) at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The win clinched the program’s 11th-straight SEC series victory.

The Gators wore accents of yellow in their uniform in support of those battling with pediatric cancer.

Gourley was strong in the circle for the duration of the contest, as she didn’t allow a base runner until the third inning on a strikeout wild pitch to...

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Florida Gators softball series preview for Ole Miss series

The No. 1 ranked Florida Gators softball team went 3-1 last week and knocked off Central Florida on Wednesday night to start this week off on a high note.

The Gators take their 41-3 record into a big SEC weekend series against no. 20 ranked Ole Miss starting on Friday.

This weekend the Gators will look to extend their SEC lead that is just one game over Texas A&M right now.

Entering this weekend the SEC has 8 teams ranked in the top 25 with Arkansas just outside of the top 25 this weekend.

How the teams have fared in conference play:

Florida comes...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball series against Kentucky

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators finished the week with a 3-1 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 started the week off by defeating top ranked Florida State and then finished the week in Lexington, Kentucky. The Gators went 2-1 in the series and lost for just the third time this year.

Florida is now 40-3 on the year and head home for the next four games including a weekend SEC series.

Results

Florida defeated #1 FSU...

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Kvistad pushes Florida Gators softball past FSU

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fresh from Florida Sunshine Showdown was truly a showdown as No. 3 Florida walked-off to defeat No. 1 Florida State. Kayli Kvistad drove home Justine McLean for the most important and only run of the contest. The top of the seventh started with McLean as she reached  with a one-handed bunt single, her first of the year, to start the inning and two batters later was plated via Kvistad’s RBI single to right field.

The Gators (38-2) answered the bell against another Top 25 opponent,...

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Gourley pushes Florida Gators softball past UGA

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the second game of the series, the Gators turned to a complete-game nine-strikeout performance from senior hurler Delanie Gourley to clinch the series over the Bulldogs at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

Florida (36-2, 12-1 SEC) clinched its fifth SEC series of the season and jumped out in front early again thanks to the hot hitting of sophomore Amanda Lorenz. Lorenz doubled off the wall in left field to setup the following at-bats of Nicole DeWitt and Kayli Kvistad.

DeWitt hit behind Lorenz...

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Previewing the Florida Gators softball series against Georgia

The No. 3 ranked Florida Gators softball team went 4-0 last week and knocked off North Florida on Wednesday night to start this week off on a high note.

The Gators take their 34-2 record into a huge weekend series against number 19 Georgia starting on Saturday.

This weekend the Gators will look to get revenge against Georgia after the Bulldogs eliminated Florida at home in the super regionals last year.

Entering this weekend the SEC has 11 teams ranked in the top 25 with South Carolina just outside of the top 25 this weekend.

How the teams have fared in...

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Recapping the Florida Gators softball series against Arkansas

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 Fayetteville to take on Arkansas and swept the Razorbacks in SEC play. Florida also run-ruled Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday at home last week.

Florida is now 33-2 on the year and head home for the next five games including a weekend SEC series.

Results

Florida defeated Bethune-Cookman...

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Gourley and Florida Gators softball shut out Arkansas

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Florida softball team clinched the series over Arkansas with an 8-0 victory in five innings during game two Saturday, April 1. The Gators plated eight runs on seven hits while the team only left one runner stranded on the day.

The Gators (32-2, 9-1 SEC) offense stayed poised and precise for the entire duration of the contest and struck early when Kayli Kvistad singled up the middle to score Amanda Lorenz. Kvistad, a 2016 second team NFCA All-American, finished the day going...

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Florida Gators softball preview for Arkansas series

The No. 2 ranked Florida Gators softball team went 3-1 last week and run ruled Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday night to start this week off on a high note.

The Gators take their 30-2 record on a long road trip to take number 24 ranked Arkansas.

This weekend the Gators will take on an Arkansas team that has improved tremendously and have a record of 22-9 this year.

Entering this weekend the SEC has 8 teams ranked in the top 25 with Ole Miss and Missouri are just outside of the top 25 this weekend.

How the teams have fared in conference play:

Florida...

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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 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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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 opens SEC play with a Win

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Behind Delanie Gourley's third complete-game one-hitter, the No. 3-ranked University of Florida softball team opened Southeastern Conference play with a 6-0 victory over No. 24 Missouri at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium Saturday, March 11.

Florida (21-1, 1-0 SEC) produced its NCAA leading 14th shutout of the season en route to the victory over Missouri (11-9, 0-1 SEC). Gourley hurled a gem as she recorded 10 strikeouts with only one walk and a hit through 24 batters on the day. The Lakeside, Calif....

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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 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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