The top-ranked Florida Gator softball team?(26-1, 2-1 SEC) travels to Baton Rouge to take on the 25th ranked LSU Tigers (17-8, 1-2 SEC) for a three-game weekend series.
After blanking the Mercer Tigers in a midweek doubleheader, the Gators look toward their second SEC series of their 2014 campaign.
LSU presents lots of challenges for Florida and Gators coach Tim?Walton says?LSU is a quality program.
“I mean, I don’t know if we really care about who we’ve seen or what we’ve seen,” Walton said.?”We’re going to LSU. It’s a tough place to play. It’s a great team and a crazy environment. We’ve played some great games there. They’ve got a?softball-rich tradition program.”
The series?also marks the first time the Gators have traveled outside?Florida since the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas on February 16.
The series also serves as a homecoming for some. Freshman Chelsea Herndon says that she’s excited that her family will be able to see her play.
“I’m excited,” she said.?”I’m pumped up. It’s awesome. It’s great that we get to go to LSU and that my family gets to come.”
Florida’s?26-1 record is tied for the best record in program history through?27 games. The Orange and Blue also started 26-1 in 2011, a season in which they advanced to the Women?s College World Series.
Game 1 of the series is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, with the middle game at 8 p.m. Saturday and the finale scheduled for a 1 p.m. on Sunday.
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