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Gator Softball Team Remains Undefeated, Picks up Pair of Wins

The Florida Gator softball team picked up a pair of wins on the second day of the Aquafina Invitational. The two victories now improves the team’s record to 20-0.

In the first game, the Gators defeated South Alabama 9-0.

Kelsey Stewart and Nicole DeWitt opened up the game by scoring a pair of runs in the first inning. Janell Wheaton hit her fifth home run of the season in the third inning to give the Gators a 3-0 lead. Later in the third, Kirsti Merritt scored off a walked RBI from Kelsey Stewart to extend Florida’s lead to 4-0.

In the fourth inning, freshman Amanda Lorenz hit her first ever collegiate home run to move the score to 5-0. After a quiet fifth inning, Merritt hit a RBI in the sixth to score Taylore Fuller. The Gators would go on to win the game after a big seventh inning tallied three more runs from the likes of Justine McLean, Stewart and Lorenz.

After a brief break, the Gators were right back on the field to face FIU.

Florida got off to a fast start with six runs in the first inning. DeWitt, who already had one run and one RBI from the previous game, opened up the scoring with a two-run home run to give the Gators an early 2-0 lead. After two RBI in the game against South Alabama, Merritt would hit another RBI to score Lorenz. Wheaton, Merritt and Kayli Kvistad would go on to score three more runs to finish up the first inning.

Stewart and Lorenz would go on to score a pair of runs in the second inning, and Alex Voss and DeWitt added two more runs in the third inning. The Gators finished the day with a 10-0 victory over the FIU Panthers.

The Florida Gator softball team will finish up the Aquafina Invitational Sunday against Illinois State and Florida A&M.

About Ellen Bazley

Junior telecommunication student at the University of Florida. Passionate about all things related to sports.

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