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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 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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Florida Gators softball wins behind Barnhill’s no-hitter

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore pitcher Kelly Barnhill (18-0) fueled the Florida softball team to its sixth-straight conference series win with her second career no-hitter in a 2-0 victory over No. 21 Kentucky at John Cropp Field. Barnhill struck out 15 Wildcats for the second time this series and issued one walk to Sarah Rainwater in the sixth.

This is first individual no-hitter of the season and second overall as Delanie Gourley and Aleshia Ocasio combined for one against South Carolina March 19. Gourley also...

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Kvistad pushes Florida Gators softball past FSU

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

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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Florida Gators softball sweeps UGA behind a dominant Barnhill

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gators swept Georgia after the team put the finishing touches on the series with a 3-0 victory at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Sophomore Kelly Barnhill struck out 14 Bulldogs for her 15th win of the season.

The 14 strikeouts was Barnhill’s second highest total in a game this season as her highest came in a game against Auburn earlier this year where she sat down 16 batters.

Florida (37-2, 13-1 SEC) broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning after the defense made an outstanding play at home...

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Florida Gators softball defeats Georgia at home

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In front of a Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium record crowd of 2,497 people, the University of Florida softball team shutout Georgia 5-0 Saturday, April 8. It’s the first time the Gators have shutout the Bulldogs since April 28, 2013 in Gainesville.

The tone was set from start with starting pitcher Kelly Barnhill (14-0) and the Florida defense working out of a jam where Georgia put their first two batters on with no outs. Barnhill dealt back-to-back strikeouts and catcher Janell Wheaton gunned...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

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 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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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 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 opens NCAA play with run rule win

Report on the Florida Gators softball team:

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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Florida Gators softball sweeps away Arkansas

Report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida softball team (52-4/20-4 SEC) swept its series against Arkansas (17-39/1-23 SEC) with a five-inning, 8-0, victory on Sunday afternoon at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators exploded for four runs in the top of the first inning and freshman Kelly Barnhill (15-0) recorded Florida's fourth no hitter of the season and the first of her career on Sunday as she struck out 10 batters and walked just one...

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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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