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Kelly Barnhill named Top Female College Athlete of the Year at ESPY Awards

Florida Gators sophomore Kelly Barnhill pitched her way into the university’s record books on 2017.  On Wednesday, Barnhill was awarded with an ESPY Award as the Top Female College Athlete of the Year.  Barnhill finished the year 26-4 with a nation-leading 0.51 ERA.  In 193.2 IP, Barnhill struck out a whopping 359 batters. Opposing hitters…… Continue reading Kelly Barnhill named Top Female College Athlete of the Year at ESPY Awards

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Oklahoma defeats Gators 5-4 to win National Championship

OKLAHOMA 5, FLORIDA 4   RUNS HITS ERRORS FLORIDA 4 6 1 OKLAHOMA 5 8 1   Oklahoma City, OK-  The Oklahoma Sooners are National Champions after defeating Florida 5-4 in game two of the Championship Series at the Women’s College World Series. Oklahoma took a lead in the first inning when Nicole Mendes hammered…… Continue reading Oklahoma defeats Gators 5-4 to win National Championship

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Florida fights but falls in marathon Championship Series opener

OKLAHOMA 7, FLORIDA 5 (17 INNINGS)   RUNS HITS ERRORS OKLAHOMA 7 10 2 FLORIDA 5 12 0   Oklahoma City, OK-  It took five hours and twenty-eight minutes to determine a winner in the first game of the 2017 WCWS Championship Series.  Oklahoma’s Shay Knighten hit a three-run home run in the top of…… Continue reading Florida fights but falls in marathon Championship Series opener

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Gators advance to Championship Series with 5-2 win over Washington

FLORIDA 5, WASHINGTON 2   RUNS HITS ERRORS FLORIDA 5 7 1 WASHINGTON 2 2 1 Oklahoma City, OK-  Florida senior pitcher Delanie Gourley has made 76 starts and 112 appearances in her Gators career.  She earned the win in the 2014 championship clincher.  Despite all the experience she has, Sunday was Gourley’s first start…… Continue reading Gators advance to Championship Series with 5-2 win over Washington

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Gators blank LSU, need one win for Championship Series berth

FLORIDA 7, LSU 0   RUNS HITS ERRORS FLORIDA 7 9 0 LSU 0 2 0   Oklahoma City, OK-  The Florida Gators softball team is now one win away from making the Championship Series at the Women’s College World Series after defeating LSU 7-0 on Friday.  The Gators offense has been electric in Oklahoma…… Continue reading Gators blank LSU, need one win for Championship Series berth

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Florida run-rules Texas A&M to open World Series

FLORIDA 8, TEXAS A&M 0 (5 INNINGS)   RUNS HITS ERRORS TX A&M 0 4 1 FLORIDA 8 8 0   Oklahoma City, OK-  The Florida Gators softball team played perhaps their best game of 2017 when it mattered most.  The Gators played a complete game offensively, defensively, and in the circle in defeating Texas…… Continue reading Florida run-rules Texas A&M to open World Series

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Kelly Barnhill named NCAA Player of the Year

Florida RHP Kelly Barnhill has earned her fair share of accolades for her 2017 performance. On Tuesday she was named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year by the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA).   Barnhill sports a 24-3 record with an SEC-record 0.36 ERA.  Barnhill has struck out 333 hitters in only…… Continue reading Kelly Barnhill named NCAA Player of the Year