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No. 10 Florida Takes Collection Over No. 5 Tigers in Stroll-Off Vogue



Florida gained its fourth consecutive Southeastern Convention sequence with tonight’s win over LSU.

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The tenth-ranked Florida softball staff took the sequence over No. 5 LSU, 6-5 (8 innings), in walk-off trend Monday night at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The sport was the second consecutive additional inning recreation of the season and it was the primary walk-off of the 12 months for this system.

The Gators (34-6 9-3 SEC) have been in a position to come again and defeat the Tigers (31-6, 9-6 SEC) after trailing 5-1 heading into the underside of the sixth inning. That dwelling half of the inning began with a five-pitch stroll drawn by Jocelyn Erickson, which was adopted by Reagan Walsh’s single by means of the left aspect off LSU reliever Sydney Berzon (14-3).

Katie Kistler loaded the bases with no outs and a fielder’s selection grounder allowed Erickson to attain from third on a throwing error by the Tigers second baseman. The bases remained loaded for Kendra Falby on the prime of the order and Falby rocketed the primary pitch supplied to the wall in left heart that cleared the bases for a three-RBI triple that tied that recreation.

Ava Brown (14-2) supplied a gutsy effort in aid of starter Keagan Rothrock as she stifled the LSU offense, which allowed for the additional inning thriller. This time nonetheless it was the Orange and Blue that prevailed within the backside of the eighth inning.

Designated participant Brook Barnard supplied the spark as she labored an eight-pitch full-count stroll with two outs on the board to show the lineup again over to the highest with Falby and Wallace ready. Falby struck early within the depend once more and doubled down the fitting subject line to advance the pair to second and third, which then introduced Wallace to the plate.

Wallace fell behind 0-2 within the depend and swung on the third providing that went within the filth, however her situational consciousness prompted her to race all the way down to first base and her pace compelled LSU’s catcher to over throw the primary baseman and Barnard scored the sport profitable run simply from third base.

The Gators will stay at dwelling for a solo nonconference contest Wednesday, April 10, in opposition to USF at 6 p.m. on SEC Community+.

 

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