UF softball sweeps series with Rebels
Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 6:56 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 6:56 p.m.
OXFORD, Miss. — The Gator softball team used a Sunday doubleheader to sweep its second conference series of the season, taking game one from Ole Miss Friday, 4-1, before weather in the Oxford area forced two games Sunday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. UF struck with 8-0 and 8-7 victories on the final day of the series for the sweep, as Florida has won all four of its league series thus far in 2013.
UF (35-3, 10-2 SEC) used 17 hits, two doubles, a triple and five home runs through the span of the two games Sunday to sweep the Rebels (19-21, 1-11 SEC).
Sophomore Jessica Damico led the Gators at the plate with a .429 clip Sunday (3-for-7), while sophomore Briana Little accounted for two of UF's five long balls. Junior hurler Hannah Rogers tossed two victories and a save through the weekend set, lowering her ERA to 1.12 on the season and improving to 20-2 in the circle for the Gators thus far in 2013.
Senior Kelsey Horton added UF's eighth grand slam of the year and freshman Kelsey Stewart extended her school-record triples tally to seven this season with the Gators' two wins Sunday.
UF will return back to Gainesville for a five-game home stand April 3-10, as the Gators play host to UCF, Mississippi State & USF at home.