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(SB) Florida vs Cal State Fullerton 2/25/23 3:30 pm

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  1. GatorGrowl

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    Florida vs Cal State Fullerton
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    THE BROADCAST
    THURSDAY

    AUDIO: ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM WRUF & FLORIDAGATORS.COM & THE VARSITY NETWORK
    VIDEO: FloSoftball ($$)

    FRIDAY

    AUDIO: ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM WRUF & FLORIDAGATORS.COM & THE VARSITY NETWORK
    VIDEO: FloSoftball ($$)

    SATURDAY

    AUDIO: ESPN 98.1 FM/850 AM WRUF & FLORIDAGATORS.COM & THE VARSITY NETWORK
    VIDEO: FloSoftball ($$
     
  2. GatorGrowl

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    The Warm Up
    FLORIDA (10-0)
    RANKING (NFCA/USA SOFTBALL): 3/3
    HEAD COACH: TIM WALTON
    CAREER RECORD: 1,021-265 (.794) RECORD at UF: 898-201 (.817)

    CAL STATE FULLERTON (6-4)

    RANKING (NFCA/USA SOFTBALL): NR/NR
    HEAD COACH: Kelly Ford
    CAREER RECORD: 343-204-1 (.627) RECORD at CSF: 343-204-1 (.627)
    CSF vs. UF RECORD: UF Leads 4-4 (.500)
    LAST MEETING: March 1, 2018 | UF 10, CSF 0 (5 Innings)

    UCLA (12-0)

    RANKING (NFCA/USA SOFTBALL): NR/NR
    HEAD COACH: Kelly Inouye-Perez
    CAREER RECORD: 735-190-1 (.794) RECORD at UCLA: 735-190-1 (.794)
    UCLA vs. UF RECORD: UCLA Leads 6-8 (.429)
    LAST MEETING: June 5, 2022 | UF 0, UCLA 8 (6 Innings)

    UC RIVERSIDE (4-7)

    RANKING (NFCA/USA SOFTBALL): NR/NR
    HEAD COACH: Nikki Palmer
    CAREER RECORD: 186-270 (.408) RECORD at UCR: 141-144 (.495)
    UF vs. UCR RECORD: First Meeting
    LAST MEETING:

    OREGON (8-2)
    RANKING (NFCA/USA SOFTBALL): NR/NR
    HEAD COACH: Meylssa Lombardi
    CAREER RECORD: 125-70 (.641) RECORD at UO: 125-70 (.641)
    Oregon vs. UF RECORD: Florida Leads 10-2 (.833)
    LAST MEETING: Feb. 18, 2022 | UF 2, OREGON 1
     
  3. GatorGrowl

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    THE SCOUTING REPORT
    FLORIDA
    BATTING AVERAGE: (.560) Avery Goelz WINS: (5) Elizabeth Hightower
    HITS: (14) A. Goelz/Falby SAVES: NA
    RUNS: (17) Skylar Wallace ERA: (0.00) Elizabeth Hightower
    RBI: (16) Charla Echols Ks: (23) Elizabeth Hightower

    CAL STATE FULLERTON
    BATTING AVERAGE: (.375) Megan Delgadillo WINS: (2) Rainey/Sutherlin/Miranda
    HITS: (12) Megan Delgadillo SAVES: (1) Haley Rainey
    RUNS: (8) Hannah Becerra ERA: (1.22) Haley Rainey
    RBI: (6) Hannah Becerra STRIKEOUTS: (30) Myka Sutherlin

    UCLA
    BATTING AVERAGE: (.568) Maya Brady WINS: (7) Megan Faraimo
    HITS: (21) Maya Brady SAVES: NA
    RUNS: (19) Savannah Pola ERA: (0.65) Brooke Yanez
    RBI: (15) Brady/Grant STRIKEOUTS: (69) Megan Faraimo

    UC RIVERSIDE
    BATTING AVERAGE: (.345) Marissa Burk WINS: (2) Maddie Heinlin
    HITS: (11) Nadia Witt SAVES: (1) Emma Falen
    RUNS: (10) Nadia Witt ERA: (2.63) Maddie Heinlin
    RBI: (13) Haylee Kela STRIKEOUTS: (23) Maddie Heinlin

    OREGON
    BATTING AVERAGE: (.400) Alyssa Daniell WINS: (4) Stevie Hansen
    HITS: (12) Allee Bunker SAVES: (1) Scott/Breedlove
    RUNS: (10) Terra McGowan ERA: (2.30) Stevie Hansen
    RBI: (12) Allee Bunker STRIKEOUTS: (37) Stevie Hanse
     
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    THE FIRST PITCH
    • The University of Florida softball team heads to California for the first time since the 2020 season to participate in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic where the team is scheduled to play No. 1 UCLA, Oregon, Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside. All games will be streamed on FloSoftball.

    • This past weekend the Gators went 5-0 during the T-Mobile tournament and picked up three five-inning run-rule victories. Overall, the Orange & Blue has turned in eight five-inning run-rule victories over the first 10 games of the year and have outscored opponents 118-16.

    • Florida’s offensive expolsion has landed the Gators several top spots in the national statistics. UF averages a nation’s best 11.8 runs per game and also leads the country in batting average (.435), on base percentage (.570), slugging percentage (.737) and walks (73).

    • Skylar Wallace and Elizabeth Hightower were tabbed SEC Co-Player and Co-Pitcher of the Week after their standout performances from Feb. 14-19. Wallace batted .625 with 10 hits, 11 runs scored, 12 RBI and was 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts. Hightower earned four wins in four appearances, two starts, to improved to 5-0 on the season. The Monticello, Fla. native has not allowed an earned run all season through 20 1/3 innings.

    • The +21 run differential against the Illinois State during opening weekend is tied for the second-largest margin of victory against an opponent in program history as the Gators defeated Ball State 21-0 on March 12, 2011. The largest margin of victory in program history was a 22-0 win over North Florida May 5, 2010.

    • Sophomore Reagan Walsh and freshman Olivia Gigante both hit grand slams in the Gators win over Illinois State, which is the first time since Briana Little and Janell Wheaton hit grand slams in the same game against Mercer in 2015. It was the second career grand slam of Walsh’s career and the sophomore followed up with a second home run later in the game for her first multi-home run game of her career.
     
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    No. 3 Gators Head to California for Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
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    Florida is scheduled to take on No. 1 UCLA, No. 22/24 Oregon, Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside this week.

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The third-ranked Florida softball program is set to travel to California for the first time since the 2020 season to take part in the 2023 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic held at Big League Dreams park in Cathedral City, Calif.

    The Gators (10-0) are off to one of their hottest starts offensively in program history as the team has produced a record 118 runs through the first 10 games of the season. The 11.8 runs per game ranks the Orange & Blue as the nation's best scoring offense along with being the nation's leader in batting average (.435), on base percentage (.570), slugging percentage (.737) and walks (73).

    Florida's offense has also allowed the program to record eight five-inning run-rule victories throughout the first 10 games, which is just one shy of the nine five-inning run-rule games the program turned in through all 68 games played last season.

    The success both at the plate in the circle last week brought in a pair of Southeastern Conference weekly awards as Skylar Wallace was named SEC Co-Player of the Week and Elizabeth Hightower (5-0) was tabbed SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week. Wallace batted .625 with 10 hits, 11 runs scored, 12 RBI and was 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts. Hightower earned four wins in four appearances, two starts, to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Monticello, Fla. native has not allowed an earned run all season through 20 1/3 innings.

    Florida Head Coach Tim Walton is also on the verge of another milestone at the helm of the Gators. In his 18th season with the program, Walton needs just two wins to reach 900 wins as the head coach of Florida. In his 18 seasons, Walton holds a record of 898-201 (.817) and a career record 1,021-265 (.794) over 21 seasons as a head coach.

    Last year, Walton was the second fastest head coach to reach 1,000 career NCAA Division I victories, which was only behind Arizona legendary head coach Mike Candrea.

    After the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, the Gators take to the road once more with a three-game series set to take place in Birmingham, Ala. against UAB from Friday, March 3, through Sunday, March 5.
     
  6. ocalaman

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    Can somebody post the play by play? Gator Growl sent me a private message earlier that he probably wouldn't be able to do it and I'm going to a friend's house to watch the Gator baseball game.
     
  7. ocalaman

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    Fullerton is 8-6, with only a 3-0 loss to UCLA to open the season and an 8-0 loss to Oklahoma yesterday. They have wins over Ole Miss Tennessee, Oregon and Oregon State. This is not going to be an easy game.
     
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    UF trails 3-0 after 3. Delbrey workeda clean first 2, but had a rough 3rd aided by an infield error.
    Once again UF is hitless first time thru
     
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    UF strings together 3 hits in the top of 4, Longley K to strand them all
     
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    Sorry if it's been said and I missed it but did anyone hear exactly what Goddards injury is? Heard the radio guys say she's out for the season.
     
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    Out for the season? I hadn't heard that.

    It was a game at KSP. She was stealing second and the ball arrived ahead of her. She leaped over the second baseman who was off the bag, catching the low throw, landing awkwardly. She ended up safe but had to be helped from the field.
     
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    Yea I remembered when it happened. I hadn't heard it either until earlier in this game they said she was out for the season.
     
  13. apkgator

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    This is one ugly game, mistakes galore...but UF has scratched out 8 hits (all singles).
    All tied at 3-3 middle of 6, Echols just left the bases loaded.....she hasn't played well this trip
     
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    Roe has a double in the 7th but is stranded
    UF turns a nice DP to force extra innings
     
  15. alysb21

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    Think that can be said for this whole weekend.
     
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  16. apkgator

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    Placed a runner on second, and Longley unable to advance her.....but Kistler with UF's 10th hit gets the run across. Falby then hits into a DP
    See if Liz can hold them here
     
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  17. ocalaman

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    8th inning tiebreaker rules. Goelz placed at 2nd to start the inning, takes 3rd on a wild pitch. Longley grounds out to the pitcher. Kistler singles to drive in Goelz. Falby grounds into a double play. Hightower trying to close out the game with Fullerton having a runner placed on 2nd to start the bottom of the 8th, Gators up 4-3.
     
  18. apkgator

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    So much for that...Liz lets the first batter park one for the win
     
  19. ocalaman

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    HR for Becera ends the game. Gators lose 5-4.
     
  20. johnny_cakes

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    We need to burn all of the tapes of this weekend and never speak of it again.

    ......and I'd like my $29.95 back.
     
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