UF softball wins SEC outright

Florida freshman Aubree Munro, left, and sophomore Lauren Haeger, right, celebrate a strikeout during a 5-2 Florida victory over Georgia in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday, April 27.

Brett Le Blanc/Correspondent
Published: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:56 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:56 p.m.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The No. 2 Florida softball team clinched the regular-season Southeastern Conference title Sunday and solidified the No. 1 seed in the league tournament in Lexington, Ky., this week.

The Gators (18-6, .750) edged Tennessee (16-6, .727) for their fourth league title in school history (1998, 2008, 2009, 2013) when the Volunteers lost at Missouri on Sunday. It's the third SEC regular-season title under coach Tim Walton.

It's also the eighth SEC title for the Florida athletics program this year, tying a league record for most in a season. Florida previously accomplished the feat twice, along with Georgia once.

UF (49-7 overall) wrapped up regular-season play this weekend with a series win at South Carolina on Saturday.

Florida will play the winner of the No. 8 vs. No. 9 seed contest between Alabama and Texas A&M on Thursday at 11 a.m. (ET) at John Cropp Stadium.

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