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(SB) Rollercoaster opening weekend ends with four wins for Florida ~ Alligator Sports

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    Rollercoaster opening weekend ends with four wins for Florida
    Payton Titus, Alligator Sports Writer
    If the USF-Rawlings Invitational were a rollercoaster, Saturday would have been the sudden, heart-wrenching drop for the Gators.

    Friday night’s win over Illinois State (4-1) moved Florida up the track. On its way to the top, the Gators narrowly escaped Fresno State (6-4), inching further along. They paused at the top to take in the view before facing their first ranked opponent in No. 17 Michigan. After one inning turned out a five-run deficit for Florida, the Gators experienced the drop of a lifetime.

    Following an embarrassing 11-2 defeat at the hands of the Wolverines and three errors on Saturday, the Gators (4-1) needed a confidence boost in the form of a convincing 10-0 win over Georgia State (1-3) and a 6-1 victory over USF (0-4). Senior power hitter Jordan Roberts and freshman Baylee Goddard helped accomplished just that. Florida made its way back up the track with a win over Georgia State in five innings via run rule, 10-0.

    After an 0 for 4 start to the weekend, Roberts’ first two hits of the game were homers. In the top of the fourth, she sent the ball sailing over the left-centerfield wall to put UF up 2-0. In the top of the fifth, she drove sophomore Charla Echols home, extending the Gators’ lead to 7-0.

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