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    South Alabama softball headed to Gainesville for NCAA Regional

    South Alabama is in the NCAA softball tournament for the first time in six years, earning an at-large bid to the Gainesville (Fla.) Regional.

    The Jaguars (30-19) open regional play at 3:30 p.m. Central on Friday vs. Baylor (27-21). The Gainesville Regional also includes South Florida (29-17) and host and No. 4 national seed Florida (42-9), who meet at 1 p.m. Friday.

    USA softball headed to Gainesville for NCAA Regional

    “I’m incredibly proud of our players and coaching staff for all of the work they have put into getting our program back to NCAA postseason,” South Alabama coach Becky Clark said. “This team wanted to be the team that got the program back into postseason play and they made that their mission. I am excited they are being rewarded for their hard work and purpose because there aren’t many things that compare to the postseason experience.”

    The Jaguars are in the tournament for the fifth time overall, having also competed in a regional four straight years from 2012-15. USA reached the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference tournament before losing to 16-time league champion Louisiana.
     
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    Baylor Seniors Embrace Final Ride of NCAA Softball Tournament

    WACO, TX — Baylor’s softball team is playing in the Gainesville Regional, and will face South Alabama on Friday. It will be the Bears’ first postseason appearance since 2018, when they played in the College Station Regional. The tournament is in a double elimination format, and as for Baylor, they’re treating it like a brand new season, with their seniors recognizing it will be their final ride.


    “This senior class was in the World Series their freshman year, so they’ve seen it, they’ve experienced it at all levels,” Glenn Moore said. “And we had a meeting the other day up in Oklahoma City, and Taylor Ellis had some things to say, that I just ended the meeting after she talked, because there was nothing else you could say that would be more impactful than what she said to them.”


    “I just asked that they, they give everything,” Taylor Ellis said. “Because I can remember being in that position as an underclassmen, and my seniors telling me the same thing, and I certainly felt like I gave it everything for them, and so I would just hope the same in return for my teammates.”

    Baylor Seniors Embrace Final Ride of NCAA Softball Tournament | KWKT - FOX 44


     
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    Gators receive No. 4 seed, to host NCAA Softball Regional

    The Florida Gators softball team, as the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, will host an regional for the 15th consecutive season at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

    Joining Florida (42-9) in the Gainesville Regional will be Baylor (27-21), South Alabama (30-19) and South Florida (29-17).

    Florida has hosted an NCAA Regional every year under the direction of head coach Tim Walton. The double-elimination regional starts Friday through Sunday, May 23.

    As the No. 4 seed in this year’s tournament, should the Gators prevail the team would then face the winner out of the Athens Regional, where Duke and Georgia are the top seeds.

    Florida Gators, with No. 4 overall NCAA softball seed, hosts Gainesville Regional
     
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    Gainesville Regional
    Friday-Sunday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium

    No. 4 Florida vs. South Florida, 2 p.m. Friday | ESPNU

    South Alabama vs. Baylor, 4:30 p.m. Friday, | ESPN3

    The Super Regional is set for May 27-30.

    The Women’s College World Series is June 3-9 at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium - OGE Energy Field in Oklahoma City.
     
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    'A Natural'

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first time around, Florida did not recruit Charla Echols.

    The second time, the Gators made up for it.

    It was May of 2019 and Echols' freshman year at Michigan State had just ended. The Spartans went 16-34 and won just four of 22 games in Big Ten Conference play. For her rookie collegiate season, Echols hit a robust .344, which was second on the team behind her older sister, Ebonee, who was a senior. At that time, Charla Echols, the all-league freshman catcher took measure of her situation — sister graduating; Georgia girl in the Michigan cold; great player at a great school, but in struggling program; a thirst for the softball big time — and decided to make a change.

    The same day she put her dorm room stuff into her father's car for the trip down Interstate-75, Echols put her name in the NCAA's transfer portal. Before they hit the Ohio state line a dozen or so schools had called.

    "It was overwhelming," Echols said.

    UF was the very first of what became a lengthy list of heavy-hitting programs to reach out. The Gators, specifically Coach Tim Walton, were also the most aggressive. Maybe better than that, they were the most accommodating.

    Florida had just completed the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and had a Super Regional against rival Tennessee mere days away. A couple other programs were in the same position and told Echols that, while they were very interested, they were focused on the a

    ll-important upcoming best-of-three series and shot at a Women's College World Series berth. The Gators, though no less focused, were ready to multi-task. Walton invited Echols and her father down that very week. And away they went.

    During an official visit moment to themselves, Echols and her dad walked onto the patio of Walton's office — the one that overlooks left field at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium — and surveyed the surroundings. They'd gotten the A-plus tour. They'd heard Walton's pitch.

    "She looked at me and said, 'Dad, this is it!' Charles Echols recalled. "She actually had a couple visits set up for the next week, but her mind was made up. And I think it's the best decision she's ever made."

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    Gainesville Regional (Gainesville, Florida)
    Friday:
    Game 1: South Florida (29-17) vs. No. 4 Florida (42-9), 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
    Game 2: Baylor (27-21) vs. South Alabama (30-19), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

    Saturday:
    Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
    Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
    Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

    Sunday:
    Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5
    Game 7 (if necessary): Rematch of Game 6
     
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    Increased Attendance Announced for 2021 NCAA Spring Championships

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the NCAA's announcement today that it is allowing full capacity at 2021 Spring Championships, the University of Florida will now allow the same for any NCAA Championship it is hosting the rest of the athletic year, including this weekend's Softball Regional.

    The NCAA Gainesville Regional for softball starts Friday, May 21, at 2 p.m. with the Gators taking on USF on ESPNU and will be followed by a game between Baylor and South Alabama at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN3.

    Updated 2021 Softball Regional Ticket Information
    Additional reserved tickets for the Gainesville Regional will be available for 2021 Season and Mini Plan ticket holders. Any account that had a 2021 season ticket or mini plan can go online or call the Gators Ticket Office at 352-375-4683 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 20 to purchase additional seats only. Any remaining inventory will be made available to the general public starting at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 20. Please note that those accounts mentioned above can only purchase additional tickets, there is no exchange or refund of the original purchase.

    WHAT IS THE PRICE?
    2021 Gainesville All-Session Regional Pricing Per Ticket
    • Section 101-105 - $40.00
    • Section 106-107 - $30.00
    • Berm General Admission - $15.00
     
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    Any TIMES for Saturday and Sunday games? They most already know so that vendors, workers, players, and TV can be scheduled.

     
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    The games Saturday are 2:00 4:30 7:00
    The championship game is Sunday at Noon and 2:30 if needed

    Here is a link to the bracket
    2021 Gainesville Regional Bracket (PDF) - Florida Gators
     
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    Liberty and JMU are still in the 4th inning so I doubt the Gators will begin on ESPNU
     
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    I went ahead to ESPN+ so if someone hears where the game will land on one of the ESPNs please post it.
     
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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
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    Gators get the first two batters
     
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    USF goes 123
     
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