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Florida Softball Look To Avoid Series Sweep Against No. 4 Tennessee

After falling to No. 4 Tennessee 11-10 during Sunday’s game, Gators Softball will look to avoid a series sweep.

Florida has now dropped to 32-14 overall and 8-9 in the SEC.


Game 1 (9-1)

During the third inning, the Lady Vols scored six runs to reach 36-5 on the season overall and 14-2 in the SEC. In the first inning, Tennessee’s McKenna Gibson went 3-for-3 by securing a home run. Two innings later, Rylie West dropped a grand slam to secure the win for the Lady Vols.

Despite only allowing five Tennessee hits, Florida fell 9-1.

Gator shortstop Skylar Wallace managed a 2-for-3 day to bump her season average to .476. Teammate Sam Roe accounted for the remaining two Florida hits.


Game 2 (11-10)

The game two contest was a heated one. Tennessee pulled off a rally to take down Florida.

Florida began the game strong by scoring four runs in three hits and an error in the top. Two runs later, the Gators were leading 9-3.

The Lady Vols were trailing 9-3 by the fifth inning, looking for a major comeback. By the sixth inning, the Lady Vols Kiki Milloy hit a two-RBI double to tie up the game 9-9. Soon after, Lair Beautae stepped up to the plate and punched a single to give Tennessee their first lead of the game at 11-9.

At the start of the seventh inning, Payton Gottshall gave up a home run but locked it down just enough and secured two strikeouts to seal the 11-10 win for Tennessee.

SEC Standings (Overall)

  1. Tennessee (37-5)
  2. Georgia (37-10)
  3. Arkansas (34-13)
  4. Auburn (35-14)
  5. LSU (37-11)
  6. Alabama (34-15)
  7. Texas A&M (29-17)
  8. Florida (32-13)
  9. Kentucky (27-15-1)
  10. South Carolina (32-15)

Next Up

The Gators will look to avoid a series sweep from the Lady Vols as they play the final game of the series on Monday night. The first pitch is set to begin at 7 p.m.

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