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Rogers Pitches No-Hitter As Gator Softball Sweeps Longwood, 8-0

The third ranked Florida softball team (45-5, 12-3 SEC) took care of business on Sunday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium, completing a sweep of Longwood (33-14, 13-5 BIG SOUTH) in their final non-conference series of the regular season.

Florida pitcher Hannah Rogers was flawless on Sunday. Not only did the junior ace throw her second career no-hitter, it was also her second no-no this month (April 6 vs. Mississippi State). Rogers says despite the results, she hasn’t felt as consistent as she’d like.

Regardless, she couldn’t do it alone. Not only did her defense make plays behind her (only three errors all weekend), but Florida’s bats came alive in a big way (30 hits in three games).

A day after third baseman Stephanie Tofft went 5-for-7 with a double, a triple, two homers and five RBI in Saturday’s doubleheader, the junior from Lincoln, Calif. followed it up by going 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI on Sunday. Tofft says she’s brimming with confidence at the plate.

With only six games left in the regular season, Florida is starting to look ahead to the SEC tournament (May 8-11). Gator coach Tim Walton says for his team to make some noise in the postseason, they’ll need Rogers to continue pitching lights out.

Up next, the Gators host Georgia (34-15, 11-7 SEC) in their final home series of the 2013 regular season. All three Georgia contests will air on television, with SunSports/FS Florida covering Friday, ESPNU Saturday and CSS Sunday.

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