Gator Softball Keeps Rolling, Shuts Out UCF on Second Day of Gainesville Regional

Through the first two days of the NCAA Gainesville Regional, the Gator softball team has made it look easy. A day after shutting out Alabama State, the Florida Gator softball team (55-5) shut out the UCF Knights (37-21) 5-0. The Gators were the visiting team in Saturday’s contest.

Outfielder Amanda Lorenz scored first, hitting a home run off the Gators’ NCAA Championship sign to give the Gators a 1-0 lead in the top of the third. It was the eighth home run of the season for the freshman.

Nicole DeWitt added to the Gators’ lead in the top of the fifth, scoring off a RBI to left field from Aubree Munro. That event was repeated in the top of the seventh, as Munro scored DeWitt again, giving the Gators a 3-0 lead. Munro finished her day with two RBI, the seventh time she has finished a game with multiple RBI this season.

The Gators continued to build their lead in the seventh. Taylore Fuller’s RBI scored Lily Mann, and a sacrifice fly from Kelsey Stewart scored Justine McLean. The Gators went on to defeat the Knights 5-0.

Gators’ pitcher Delanie Gourley certainly did her part in the victory, finishing the day with 13 strikeouts while giving up just one hit.

Florida Gator softball head coach Tim Walton said he would describe his offense as “grinders.”

The Gators will be back in action on Sunday in NCAA Gainesville Regional final.

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