Florida Gators softball earns #5 national seed

Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Gators softball team will host an NCAA Regional for the 15th consecutive season at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The team found out their placement as the national No. 5 seed during tonight’s selection show on ESPN2.

Joining Florida (44-15) in the Gainesville Regional will be Stanford (32-18), Boise State (34-14) and Boston University (37-18).

The Gators have hosted an NCAA Regional every year under the direction of head coach Tim Walton. The double-elimination regional starts Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

As the No. 5 seed in this year’s tournament, the Gators will have the opportunity to host an NCAA Super Regional should the team prevail out of the Gainesville Regional. The team would then face the winner out of the Knoxville Regional.

Gators Road to the 2019 Women’s College World Series

Gainesville Regional – May 17-19 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium
No. 5 Florida vs. Boston University| Friday, May 17 at 2:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Boise State vs. Stanford | Friday, May 17 at 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Knoxville Regional – May 17-19 at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
No. 12 Tennessee (39-14) vs. Longwood (37-20) | Friday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. | ESPN3
North Carolina (35-18) vs. Ohio State (34-16) | Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m.  | ESPN2

Gainesville Super Regional – May 23-26 (Official Dates & Times TBD)
Winner of Gainesville Regional vs. Winner of Knoxville Regional

Women’s College World Series – May 30 – June 5
USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field in Oklahoma City

Gators vs. the Regional Field

Opponent All-Time Record All-Time Results
Boston University 1-1 W, 5-0 – Feb. 27, 1998 – Columbus, Ga.
L, 4-3 – March 11, 2000 – Tampa, Fla.
Stanford 1-1 W, 4-3 – March 2, 2008 – Fullerton, Calif.
L, 2-0 – March 2, 2010 – Fullerton, Calif.
Boise State 1-0 W, 3-0 – Feb. 25, 2012 – Palm Springs, Calif.

Gators in the NCAA Tournament

  • The Gators hold a 41-19 (.683) record overall at the NCAA Regional play.
    • The win percentage increases to .837 (36-7) during the Walton era.
  • Since 2006, UF has posted 26 shutouts in 41 regional games played and has outscored opponents 126-24 over that span.
  • Florida has earned a Top 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the 12thconsecutive season. It’s also the second time that UF has been selected as a No. 2 national seed.

Ticket Information
All fans will be able to order tickets beginning Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m. while Florida softball season ticket holders still have the opportunity to put in their order now.

To order, visit www.FloridaGators.com/tickets, call the Gator Ticket Office at (352) 375-4683, ext. 6800 or toll free (800) 344-2867 or visit the Gator Ticket Office, located at Gate 1 of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Regional Books
Tournament Reserved – Sections 101 – 105 $40
Tournament Reserved – Sections 106 – 107 $30
Tournament Berm, Plaza or Outfield $10
Regional Single-Game Tickets
Tournament Reserved – Sections 101 – 105 $15
Tournament Reserved – Sections 106 – 107 $15
Tournament Berm, Plaza or Outfield $5
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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.