Gator softball takes rubber match against Georgia, 5-0

Playing in the final regular season home game of their UF careers, two seniors on the second-ranked Florida softball team (47-6, 16-5 SEC) went out in style, beating Georgia 5-0 on Sunday.

Taking on the 23rd-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (35-18, 12-9 SEC), the Gators needed a win in Sunday’s contest to have won every conference series this year. For seniors Ensley Gammel and Kelsey Horton, a win on Sunday also meant collecting their 200th career victory at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

Riding the back of junior ace Hannah Rogers (7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 7 BB, 3 K), Florida got all the runs it would need in the top of the first. Freshman Taylor Schwarz forced a throwing error that allowed two UF runs to cross home plate, before knocking in another two runs in the bottom of the third with a triple down the right field line. The triple from Schwarz was Florida’s 18th on the year, setting a new school record.

The Gators blanked the Bulldogs on Sunday for the first time since a doubleheader on March 11, 2009, when UF shut out UGA in both games. The win also improved Florida’s record to 11-4 against Top 25 competition.

Up next, the Gators wrap up their regular season against South Carolina with a three-game series in Columbia. The Orange and Blue then head back to Lexington, Ky., where they played earlier this year for the SEC Tournament on May 8-11. The complete 2013 SEC Tournament will air on ESPNU, with the championship game slated to be broadcast on ESPN2.

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