Bulldogs softball outlast Gator offensive


Florida head coach Tim Walton talks with freshman catcher Taylore Fuller before an at bat.

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Published: Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.
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Florida head coach Tim Walton talks with freshman catcher Taylore Fuller before an at bat.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/FILE
Florida freshman catcher Taylore Fuller launched UF's third grand slam of the weekend in the second inning and junior Kelsey Horton hit the Gators' fifth homer of the series with a solo shot in the sixth, but Mississippi State held on for a 6-5 win in the series finale at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators won the series 2-1.


The Bulldogs (24-14, 3-9 SEC) put up five runs on seven hits in the second inning for the 5-0 lead, but Florida (38-4, 12-3) didn't back down, putting up a four spot when Fuller, a Chiefland alum, launched a grand slam in the bottom of the second before Horton brought UF within one run in the sixth with her seventh blast of the year. Florida will wrap up a five-game homestand Wednesday by playing host to South Florida at 6 p.m. The Gators will then hit the road for a three-game SEC series at Kentucky starting Friday.

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