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The Florida Gators softball team huddles before contest against Bethune-Cookman. Florida won 15-7 in five innings. March 29, 2017.

Gator Softball Enters NCAA Tournament as Overall No. 1 Seed

The Florida Gator softball team has been selected as the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year. The Gators have been a dominant force this season. Despite losing to Ole Miss in the SEC tournament, Florida finished the season at 50-6 overall and 20-3 in conference play.

SEC Makes History

For the first time ever, the SEC is sending all 13 of its softball programs to the NCAA Tournament. Eight of those 13 teams are hosting a regional.

Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee will all host a Super Regional if they advance past their respective regionals.

Gainesville Regional

The Gators will host Florida International University (FIU), Florida A&M and Oklahoma State. During the course of the regular season, Florida defeated Florida A&M on two separate occasions by a combined score of 15-1. They also defeated FIU earlier this season 5-0. The last time the Gators played Oklahoma State was in 2013, a match-up they won 2-0.

The regional will begin at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Friday. Florida’s first game is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. against Florida A&M.

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