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Seventh inning rally pushes Florida Gators softball past AU

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

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

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

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 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 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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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

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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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 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

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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2018 Florida Gators recruiting update and more: Podcast

Gator Country brings you a new podcast as we recap the Florida Gators big recruiting weekend last weekend, plus talk about the basketball team.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre also break down how the new coaches are doing in recruiting, plus update you on how this staff is different from years past.

Andrew and Nick also recap the Florida Gators softball season-opening tournament and talk about the upcoming baseball season for the Gators.

TRANSCRIPT:

Andrew:                 What’s up, Gator Country? Your man, Andrew Spivey, here again with Nicholas de...

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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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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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Devastating Super Regional series ends Gators championship hopes

Story written by Bailiegh Williams
Championships have become not only hope, but also expectation in Gainesville for the Florida Gators softball team. After two WCWS Championships in a row, and an even better season in the making in 2016, no one expected the season to end before Oklahoma City. The only problem with expectations is that they often lead to devastation.

With a 3-0 loss Thursday night, and a heartbreaking 3-2 loss Friday, Florida’s season came to an abrupt end. It was not hard to tell the Bulldogs were the more relaxed team this weekend.

In game one, Delanie...

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Recruiting mailbag and Florida Gators diamond podcast

This GatorCountry podcast has a lot different things to offer Florida Gators fans as we take you recruiting questions, plus talk Florida diamond sports on this edition.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down the Gators recruiting class, while answering your questions about certain positions and when the next commit will happen.

Andrew and Nick also talk about how the Gators softball team did in the Gainesville Regional, plus how the baseball team finished last weekend heading into the SEC tournament.

TRANSCRIPT:
Andrew:​What’s up, Gator Country? Your man, Andrew Spivey,...

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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 podcast discussing preseason polls

This week's GatorCountry podcast focuses on where the Florida Gators were ranked in the new Athlon Sports top 25 preseason poll that was released on Monday morning.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down what is wrong with the preseason poll, plus we discuss who was ranked way too high in the poll and where we think they should be ranked.

Andrew and Nick also break down the Florida Gators baseball team taking over the SEC lead, plus we discuss the softball team's NCAA tournament road to the WCWS.

TRANSCRIPT:

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Talking satellite camps for the Florida Gators: Podcast

This GatorCountry podcast focuses on talking about the new rule of satellite camps and what exactly that means for college football teams like the Florida Gators football team.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down where the Florida Gators may camp at for satellite camps and where would be a good fit for those camps, plus how does the Gators benefit from it.

Andrew and Nick also preview the SEC softball tournament for the Florida Gators that starts on Thursday, plus they preview the baseball team's upcoming schedule.

TRANSCRIPT:
Andrew:​Your man, Andrew Spivey here. My man,...

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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 wins series on senior day

Report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 1-ranked University of Florida (51-4/19-4 SEC) softball team saluted its senior class with a 5-0 win over Arkansas (17-38/1-22 SEC) on Saturday afternoon at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning and junior Delanie Gourley (18-3) recorded a career-high 16 strikeouts and earned her 18th win in the circle.  Following the pregame Senior Day ceremonies, Gourley recorded eight...

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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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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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Florida Gators softball sweeps series from Louisiana Lafayette

Report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No. 1 Florida (41-3) utilized a two-run single by Aubree Munroin the second inning and stellar pitching by junior Delanie Gourley to defeat No. 5 Louisiana-Lafayette (32-6), 3-0, on Sunday afternoon to finish a weekend sweep. The Gators collected their first three-game sweep over a top-five opponent since March 6-8, 2011 when the Gators beat No. 3 Tennessee in Gainesville. In...

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Florida Gators softball recap following LSU sweep

GatorCountry.com brings you this week’s Florida Gators softball review as the Gators swept a 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 swept its second consecutive SEC series and in the process of that they set a Florida program record for the best start in school history, as the Gators are now 33-1 on the year.

Florida has now outscored its opponents this year by a score of 220-30 and the Gators are now 8-1 in the SEC, which is the best record in the...

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