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Offensive explosion leads Florida Gators softball to 15-7 win

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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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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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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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Offense powers Florida Gators softball past South Carolina

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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 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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Florida Gators basketball tourny preview and more: Podcast

GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we look at the Florida Gators basketball team's draw in the NCAA tournament and how they match-up.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down what the Gators need to do, plus they look at week two of the Gators spring football practices.

Andrew and Nick also talk about what's going wrong for the Gators baseball team, plus what is going right for the softball team this year.

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Florida Gators softball clinches series against Missouri

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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 opens SEC play with a Win

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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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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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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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Gourley is perfect in Florida Gators softball win

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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 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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Florida Gators spring practice notes from McElwain: Podcast

Gator Country brings you a new podcast as we recap what Jim McElwain said about the Florida Gators heading into spring practice next Tuesday.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down exactly what McElwain said about the Gators newcomers, plus the quarterback position.

Andrew and Nick also preview the Florida Gators basketball game against Kentucky, plus baseball and softball previews for the weekend.

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Florida Gators basketball heading into tough week: Podcast

GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we look at the Florida Gators basketball team's tough week ahead as they compete for the SEC championship.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down what the Gators must do this week, plus how they did against Mississippi State over the weekend.

Andrew and Nick also recap how the Gators did on the baseball and softball field this past weekend at home in Gainesville.

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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 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

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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 cruises past Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Solid pitching and great defense propelled the No.1-ranked University of Florida softball team to a 6-0 victory over Jacksonville University Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Debbie and Fred Pruitt Softball Complex.

Florida (6-0) jumped on the scoreboard first after junior Nicole DeWitt battled to a 2-2 count against Dolphins hurler Alyssa Bilodeau. DeWitt nearly painted the left line with a hard hit ball that could have easily cleared the bases but it was quickly ruled a foul ball. However, the very next pitch she...

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Florida Gators softball picks up two wins in Tampa

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team

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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Coaching news and Florida Gators diamond previews: Podcast

GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we talk about the latest Florida Gators coaching news, plus preview the Gators junior day this weekend.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre also preview the Florida Gators baseball and softball teams as Tim Walton and softball gets underway this Friday.

Andrew and Nick break down how they think the Gators diamond teams will do this year, plus how big this weekend's junior day is for Florida.

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Getting to know the new faces of Florida Gators softball

The Florida Gators softball team takes on a whole new look this season after saying goodbye to one of the most talented and successful classes in school history after the 2016 season. A class that consisted of five major contributors throughout their four seasons on campus. Aubree Monroe, Kelsey Stewart, Taylore Fuller, Kirsti Merritt and Taylor Schwarz will go down as some of the most beloved players to ever step on the field at Florida.

This season, head coach Tim Walton and his staff bring in five new names that will try to build their own legacy over the next four years. Some of their...

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