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Gators Softball Coach Walton Gets 900th Win

Florida head softball coach Tim Walton added yet another accolade to his resume over the weekend: his 900th career win. How It Happened The victory came against North Dakota State. Freshman Rylee Trlicek threw a six-inning, four-hit no-hitter before being relieved by sophomore Elizabeth Hightower. Offensively, Florida was once again …

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Gators run-rule SLU, FAMU hangs around

All around the country, madness in college sports is coming early. It’s also coming on the softball diamond — not the basketball court. Through Sunday, six top 10-ranked softball teams had lost this weekend. The No. 8-ranked Florida Gators were not one of them. As part of a 13-game Bubly …

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UF sweep on Sunflower Saturday

One walk off, one run-rule, two shutouts and a lot of sunflowers. The No. 8/11-ranked Florida Gators’ softball team picked up their fifth consecutive victory and fourth consecutive shutout in day two of the Bubly Invitational in Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Saturday. Saturday’s games also marked the first Sunflower …

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Too little, too late: UF falls to USA

When Cheyenne Lindsey approached the batter’s box in the bottom of the sixth inning, there wasn’t much of an expectation. The expectation wasn’t high, it wasn’t low — it just wasn’t there. It was the sophomore centerfielder’s first at-bat of the night. And Gator Nation hadn’t seen much of Lindsey …

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Florida Softball Knocked Out of WCWS

For the first time, Florida softball went 0-2 and barbecue out in Oklahoma City. The Alabama Crimson Tide jumped all over Florida early to send the Gators home by a run-rule score of 15-3. Not only is it the first time Florida went winless in OKC but the 2019 Gators …

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Matthews Plays Hero Again for Gators Softball

It was a scene reminiscent of 2018’s Super Regional. Jordan Matthews at the plate with the game in her hands. And she delivered, again. The ninth-ranked Gators (41-15) defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks (36-17) 6-5 in the opening round of the SEC Tournament. They advanced thanks to a seventh-inning rally …

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Preview: Gators Softball in College Station for SEC Tourney

Goodbye regular season. It’s tournament time. The ninth-ranked Florida Gators start the SEC Tournament on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. against the number 20 South Carolina Gamecocks. The winner of this matchup moves on to face the three-seed LSU Tigers. This is just the third time in program history the Gators …

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Gators sweep Bubly Invitational; remain undefeated

The Florida Gator softball team picked up a pair of wins today to close their home tournament, the Bubly Invitational, and boost their record to a perfect 18-0. Dominant pitching Senior Kelly Barnhill was spectacular yet again in the first game of the day against Syracuse. She fanned seven batters …

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Gators Ring Up Double Digits Against Toreros and Aggies

Florida’s offense showed out at Day 2 of the Littlewood Classic. The No. 4 Gators (10-0) scored 25 combined runs against San Diego and Utah State in two five-inning wins Saturday. UF’s 10 straight wins already surpassed the start to the season it had in 2018. That team started out …

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