The Florida Gator softball team has been selected as the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year. The Gators have been a dominant force this season. Despite losing to Ole Miss in the SEC tournament, Florida finished the season at 50-6 overall and 20-3 in conference play.
SEC Makes History
For the first time ever, the SEC is sending all 13 of its softball programs to the NCAA Tournament. Eight of those 13 teams are hosting a regional.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 15, 2017
Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee will all host a Super Regional if they advance past their respective regionals.
The Gators will host Florida International University (FIU), Florida A&M and Oklahoma State. During the course of the regular season, Florida defeated Florida A&M on two separate occasions by a combined score of 15-1. They also defeated FIU earlier this season 5-0. The last time the Gators played Oklahoma State was in 2013, a match-up they won 2-0.
Florida vs. Florida A&M
FIU vs. Oklahoma State pic.twitter.com/Jp2oAOglsB
— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) May 15, 2017
The regional will begin at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Friday. Florida’s first game is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. against Florida A&M.