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SOFTBALL: Tennesse vs Florida Gators 5/24/2019 7:00

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    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    Harry Fodder: UF-UT Super Regional 'Tale of the Tape'
    Chris Harry / Senior WriterUF
    The Gators, winners of eight straight, including a sweep of the SEC Tournament and three shutouts in last weekend's NCAA regional round, host the Volunteers in this weekend's best-of-three Super Regional against Tennessee, with the winner heading to the Women's College World Series.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Down year. Down year. Down year.

    That was the narrative attached to Florida's 2019 softball season barely two weeks ago, as the Gators made their way to the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Tim Walton heard it. His staff heard it. His players heard it. You know why?

    "That's what we've been calling it," Walton said. "We finished sixth in the league. We were 12-12 in the SEC. That's the most losses since our first year. For us, yes, a down year."

    Accurate, all of it. Yet as so-called "down years" go, it's evolved in a very short (and recent) time to resemble some of the Gators's biggest years. Or most years, actually. First, UF steamrolled to four wins to capture the SEC Tournament, was awarded a top-eight NCAA Tournament seed for a 12th straight year, then dominated its NCAA regional with three shutout wins last weekend. On Friday, the No. 5-seed Gators (47-15) open a best-of-three Super Regional against league rival and 12th-seeded Tennessee (42-15) at Pressly Stadium, with the winner advancing to the Women's College World Series next week in Oklahoma City.
    The down year is looking up.
    Harry Fodder: UF-UT Super Regional 'Tale of the Tape' - Florida Gators
     
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    Will this game be televised...anyone know?
     
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    A measuring stick from earlier in the season. See how we’ve both progressed. KB in the circle, competing, especially.
     
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    Friday, May 24, 2019
    Barnhill Takes Ownership, Takes Over in Postseason
    UF Chris Harry / Senior Writer
    Senior Kelly Barnhill, who is 5-0 with an ERA of 0.19 in the postseason, will need to continue her dominance when the fifth-seeded Gators face 12th-seeded Tennessee in their best-of-three NCAA Super Regional, beginning Friday at Pressly Stadium.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The regular season ended earlier this month with a series loss at home to Mississippi State, a team sitting next-to-last in the Southeastern Conference standings. Dropping two of three to the Bulldogs meant the Florida softball team would finish 2019 without a winning record in league play for the first time since 2002 — four years before Tim Walton came on as coach and began building his dynasty.

    That UF got out of that weekend with a win was a credit to freshman pitcher Elizabeth Hightower, who threw a six-hit shutout in a 2-0 win in the third game, allowing the Gators to close the season with a 12-12 SEC mark. But it was what happened in the first two games of that series — more specifically, their aftermath — that altered the direction of the Florida season.

    Senior superstar Kelly Barnhill took the blame.

    Think about that, as the No. 5-seed Gators (47-15) head into Friday night's NCAA Super Regional against Tennessee (42-15) at Pressly Stadium with their ace starter deserving of the credit.
    "You ask what's the biggest difference in our play?" Tim Walton said Thursday. "Kelly Barnhill."
    Barnhill Takes Ownership, Takes Over in Postseason - Florida Gators


     
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    KB looks sharp. Bottom 1st 0-0.
     
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    Amanda drew a walk and then Lindaman crushed a double bring Amanda in. We lead 1-0. :)
     
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