Charla Echols rips a double in Florida's 1-0 loss to Mississippi State Sunday. Courtesy: UAA

Gator Softball visits Texas A&M

Gator softball heads to College Station this weekend to face the Texas A&M Aggies. The Gators currently lead the all-time series 23-2 and haven’t lost to the Aggies since 2018. Florida’s season record, coincidentally, is also 23-2, while TAMU sits at 16-8.

If the Gators can secure two wins this weekend, they’ll have won their second SEC series of the season. In preparation for Friday’s game, here are a few players to look out for.

Eye on the Aggies

Pitcher Grace Uribe is only in her second year at TAMU, but has proven herself an asset to the Aggies. In the team’s March 15 game against Sam Houston, she limited the Bearcats to two runs and tossed her first complete game of her career.

Another one to watch is Cayden Baker, the freshman who’s started in 14 of the 19 games she’s played in this season. She had four putouts in the Aggies’ most recent match, making for 14 total PO this season.

Sophomore Trinity Cannon may also give the Gators a run for their money this weekend. Against the Bearcats this week, she recorded four RBI, a double, and a home run all in one game. She currently holds a .400 OBP and .345 batting average.

All for the Gators

Fifth year Hannah Adams and redshirt junior Skylar Wallace have made for a dynamic duo in the middle infield this season. D1 Softball’s most recent power rankings have both Adams and Wallace ranking first for their respective positions of second baseman and shortstop.

In addition to these two, the Gator softball team boasts a stacked roster – but after Monday’s match against Mississippi State, all eyes will likely be on freshman Kendra Falby. Falby boasts a batting average of .494, 20 stolen bases, and has started in every game this season. In the Gators’ bout with the Bulldogs, Falby hit the team’s second inside-the-park home run of the season – a program record.

The Gators-Aggies series kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. Coverage of the series will be available on SEC Network+.

About Sophie Goodwin

Sophie is a telecommunications major graduating in Summer 2022. She works as a host & Edutainer at ITProTV, and as a student producer, writer, voice, & sports coordinator for ESPN Gainesville. She is also a voice actor independently for various clients on a national level.

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