On Sunday, the Gators Softball team’s season was cut short at the Women’s College World Series. UCLA took the victory at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, 8-0. While it is sad to see their season end early, these lady gators had an amazing run this season. The Gators finished out their season with a record of 49-19.
This was the team’s 11th appearance at the WCWS in the last 14 seasons. They did it by winning a Super Regional on the road which was their first time doing that in program history.
By the bottom of the second, the Bruins were leading by 1-0
In the bottom of the fourth, the Bruins scored again, bringing the score to 2-0. Seneca Curo was safe at first on an error by Skylar Wallace, Savannah Pola scored and Anna Vines moved to second. The Bruins had 2 strikeouts during this inning.
At the top of the 5th Lindsey reached on bunt single to pitcher. Lindsey also moved to second on a pitching error by pitcher Holly Azevedo.
Highlight of the Game
Bruin Alyssa Garcia hit a ball far into left field in the bottom of the second. Florida’s Katie Kistler hopped up against the wall and caught what seemed to be a home run ball just as it was crossing over the fence. This play by Kistler prevented Garcia from making a two-run shot. Robbing UCLA of this home-run, landed Kistler at No.5 on Sports Center Top 10.
The Gators Softball season may be over, but they finished out the year with a record of 49-19 – an impressive ending to an impressive year.