Roundup: Softball a No. 5 seed, will host NCAA regional

Published: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 12:21 a.m.

The Florida softball team earned the No. 5 seed in the 2012 NCAA softball tournament and will be hosting an NCAA Regional for the 10th consecutive season.


Gainesville Softball Regional

Friday, May 18
Game 1: USF vs. UCF, 3:30 p.m.
Game 2: Florida vs. FGCU, 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 1 p.m.
Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 3:30 p.m.
Game 5: Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 20
Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 1 p.m.
Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, if necessary, 3:30 p.m.

The Gators, who fell in the SEC title game on Sunday, will face Florida Gulf Coast on Friday at 6 p.m. The Eagles, who won the Atlantic Sun title, are led by former Santa Fe star in freshman Shelby Morgan, who was named the A-Sun tournament MVP.

UCF, led by former Lafayette standout Natalie Land will face USF at 3:30 p.m. in the other first-round game at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The winners of the two opening-round games will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, while the losers of the first two contests will face off in an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. A total of seven games could be played at the event which concludes on Sunday.

SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships: At Baton Rouge, LSU junior Kimberlyn Duncan swept 100-meter and 200-meter titles in record-breaking fashion to guide the Tigers to their fifth SEC Outdoor crown in six seasons at Bernie Moore Stadium.

Florida finished in second place in the final women's team standings with 138 points followed by Arkansas (111.5) in third place, Georgia (108) in fourth place.

On the men's side, Arkansas defended its SEC Outdoor championship with 196 points. With 90 points on Sunday, the Tigers outlasted Georgia (109) for second place overall, while Florida (93) followed in fourth.

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