Gators Softball Faces Winthrop

The No. 1 Florida Gator Softball team will be facing the Winthrop Eagles Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium right here in Gainesville.

This game will be the kickoff to a four-game homestand for the Orange and Blue as they will continue play this weekend against No. 16 Tennessee.

The Eagles made a trip to Gainesville back in 2004 and that was the one and only time these two teams have competed. Florida took the win in that contest over 10 years ago, 7-1.

Florida saw a set back and shocking snap of a 26-game winning streak on Monday when they fell to Auburn, but Florida remains unbeaten in 24 non-conference games this year. This team set the record for the second-longest winning streak to open a season in program history, falling just short of the record 28-game winning streak.

Head Coach Tim Walton: “We did a lot of good things this past weekend, but we obviously have a lot to improve upon. Winthrop is a very talented team and I’m excited to see how our team responds after a hard-fought SEC series.”

Florida is still in good shape as junior Justine McLean and sophomore Kayli Kvistad remain in the middle of the longest hitting streaks of their careers.

Seniors Taylore Fuller and Kirsti Merritt went a combined 8-for-19 against Auburn and are looking to continue their success during Wednesday’s game.

Florida currently holds a record of 26-1 and Winthrop is 10-16. With statistics seeming to be favoring the Gators, Winthrop must bring its best game to tonight’s match up.

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