Gator softball wins series over Ole Miss


Published: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.

Florida's top-ranked softball team won the first SEC series of the season Sunday by defeating Ole Miss 2-0 in the rubber game of the weekend set at Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium.

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Third baseman Stephanie Tofft had a solo home run for the Gators in their 2-0 win over Ole Miss on Sunday.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer

Freshman pitcher Delanie Gourley (9-0) went the distance, allowing just three hits over seven innings with two walks and four strikeouts for her second shutout of the year. Stephanie Tofft and Chelsea Herndon supplied the run support, hitting solo home runs in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively.

Florida improved to 24-1 overall and 2-1 in the SEC after losing 2-0 Friday and winning Saturday's game 10-3. The Rebels fell to 15-9, 1-2.

“We didn't play poorly on Friday,” UF coach Tim Walton said. “We just didn't get hits when we needed to get hits — with runners in scoring position, or in crucial situations, or RBI times. Today, I don't think we got any hits with runners in scoring position either, but at the end of the day, it's good to get the W. It's good to bounce back and rebound after a pitcher beat you on Friday.”

The Gators' six-game homestand concludes with a Wednesday doubleheader against Mercer beginning at 4 p.m.

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