GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fans wanting to greet the University of Florida softball team can do so at the Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium, the Gators’ home field located off of Hull Road.
The team is scheduled to return to Gainesville and be at the softball stadium between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Florida ended a historic season with a 1-0 loss in nine innings to Texas A&M in a second Women’s College World Series semifinal game on Sunday night in Oklahoma City.
Florida finished the season with a 70-5 record on the season and was the first team in NCAA history to record 70 wins in a season. Each of Florida’s losses were by only one run, four of them 1-0 losses, and opponents scored only seven runs against the Gators in losses. In addition to the NCAA record, the team set many single season school records in almost every hitting, pitching and fielding category. Several Gator players also set individual single season and records, including long-standing records for season RBI, season runs scored and career stolen bases and shutouts. The Gators also had a school record five players earn All-America honors.
The 2008 Gators were also the first team in school history to reach the Women’s College World Series and finished 3-2 in their first appearance, fighting back through the losers bracket to play in the semifinals.