Wednesday, May 4, 2016

UF Softball: #1 Florida Sweeps #5 Florida State

The No. 1 Florida Gators (49-4) defeated the No. 5 Florida State Seminoles (42-7) by a score of 7-1 and 1-0 today.

Junior lefty hander Delanie Gourley (17-3, 0.78 ERA) got the start today and was fantastic as she went the distance and earned her 17th win of the year. In her seven innings of work, Gourley fanned 10 'Noles, allowed just one run on two hits, walked two, and hit a batter. She threw 100 pitches on the dot (which doesn't really matter at all in softball to be honest).

Gourley had a ton of offensive support, as the Gator lineup banged out nine hits for seven runs. Nicole DeWitt and Aubree Munro were among the offensive leaders today, as they were the only Gators with multiple hits. DeWitt went 2-3 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI, while Munro went 2-4 with a double two RBI's.

For those with one base knock, Janell Wheaton (1-3) and Taylore Fuller (1-3) led the way. Wheaton drove in a pair with a double in the third inning, and Fuller hit a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning for her sixth home run of the year.

Final Takeaway:
After defeating the 'Noles for the first time in 2016, the No. 1 Florida Gators resumed their game against No. 5 Florida State that had been suspended due to rain on April 13th.

Continuing from the bottom of the ninth inning, it would take the Gators a few more extra frames before Alesia Ocasio crushed the first pitch she saw down the right field line for a walk off home run and a 1-0 victory.

With their pair of wins today, the Florida Gators have now swept the season series against Florida State for two straight years. They also boast a five-game winning streak against the 'Noles.

Florida (17-4 in SEC play) now has one final SEC weekend series remaining, as the Arkansas Razorbacks (17-36, 1-20 in SEC play) pay a visit to Gainesville. If the Gators can pull off a sweep here (which is most likely), they will clinch the sixth SEC regular season title in program history.

The first game is at 6 p.m. It can be seen on the SEC Network and heard on WGGG-AM and WMOP-AM/FM.

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