GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Thirteenth-ranked Florida softball program downed Stetson, 8-0 (6 innings), for this system’s sixteenth run-rule victory of the season Wednesday night at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
The Gators (25-7) tied their season-high of 4 dwelling runs towards Hatters (18-6) ace Lauren Hobbs (7-5) en path to the win. Hobbs entered the midweek with wins over Georgia, South Carolina and UCF and held a 1.96 ERA, earlier than dealing with the Orange & Blue for the primary time this season.
Florida bought to Hobbs early and blasted its means onto the scoreboard within the preliminary body of motion as Charla Echols and Reagan Walsh stroked back-to-back two-out dwelling runs to present UF a 2-0 lead over SU.
The house run motion continued within the backside of the 2nd inning when Sarah Longley produced her fifth dwelling run of the season with a shot over the left area wall to increase the Orange & Blue’s lead out to 3-0.
The Gators struck for one more run within the backside of the third inning to push the lead out to 4-0 over the Hatters when Pal Egan drove in Kendra Falby by way of an RBI double to left middle area. Falby reached base to leadoff the inning with a bunt single to first base and superior into scoring place when she swiped her sixteenth stolen base of the yr.
Skylar Wallace was the ultimate batter within the lineup to hit a house run in tonight’s contest. The Woodstock, Ga. native lifted the primary pitch she noticed from Hobbs over the proper area wall for a two-run dwelling run that pushed the rating out to 6-0. Wilkie was standing on first base after she reached by way of a one-out hit-by-pitch.
With one out within the prime of the fifth inning, Florida went to the bullpen to alleviate right-handed starter Lexie Delbrey (6-2). Delbrey pitched successfully for 4 1/3 innings and held the Hatters to only a pair of hits and three walks earlier than she gave option to Rylee Trlicek. Trlicek closed out the highest half of the inning with back-to-back strikeouts and completed the highest of the sixth inning with a 3rd strikeout earlier than the protection turned a 5-4-3 double play to conclude the inning.
Florida’s offense went again to work within the backside of the sixth inning as Wilkie singled to steer off the body, whereas Falby drove pinch-runner Christina Wellen in with an RBI single via the left aspect. Reagan Walsh capped the scoring with an RBI single down the left area line that ended the sport at 8-0.
Florida turns its sights again on to Southeastern Convention play with a three-game collection at South Carolina this Friday via Sunday. Friday and Sunday’s sport will stream by way of SEC Community +, whereas Saturday’s sport is ready to air on SEC Community.
- The Gators notched their sixteenth run-rule victory and eleventh shutout of the season with tonight’s win over Stetson. Florida has outscored opponents 243-85 to date this season and is averaging 7.59 runs per sport.
- Florida tied its season-high with 4 dwelling runs tonight, which was final achieved at UAB (March 4, 2023). Charla Echols (2-for-4) hit her eighth dwelling run of the season within the 1st inning. Reagan Walsh (2-for-3) hit her third dwelling run of the season within the 1st inning. Sarah Longley (1-for-3) hit her fifth dwelling run within the 2nd inning. Skylar Wallace (1-for-4) hit her team-leading ninth dwelling run within the 4th inning. With the house run, Wallace prolonged her hitting streak to seven video games and has now reached base safely in 28 consecutive video games performed.
- Kendra Falby went 3-for-4 on the plate with a pair of stolen bases, two runs scored and an RBI.
- Pal Egan went 2-for-3 tonight with an RBI and tied her career-high with a pair of doubles.