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Softball Preview: No.1 Gators Host UCF

No.1 Florida Gators Softball team will be hosting the University of Central Florida on Wednesday.

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The Gators jumped back to the No. 1 spot in both the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll as well as the ESPN.com/USA Softball after going 4-1 on the week, defeating Georgia, Florida State, and Kentucky.

Florida’s record currently stands at 40-3 overall, and 15-2 in the SEC.

Kelly Barnhill earned the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Pitcher of the Week award as well as the USA Softball Co-Player of the Week Award and SEC Pitcher of the Week. This is the third time Barnhill has been named SEC Pitcher of the Week this season.

The Gators hold an all-time record of 20-4 against the Knights who are 23-19 this season. Florida has won the last eight straight games by a combined score of 48-10.

First pitch for the game is set to begin at 6 p.m. and you can watch the game on SEC Network+.

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The team will then host the Ole Miss Rebels on Friday to begin their next series.

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