UF roundup: Softball takes series opener at Texas A&M


Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

The No. 5 Florida softball team got the holiday weekend started in grand fashion Friday with a 5-1 win at No. 21 Texas A&M.

The Gators improve to 38-8 and 9-7, while the Aggies fall to 29-15 and 9-10.

Florida pitcher Hannah Rogers (19-6) earned the win in the circle, giving up one earned run on seven hits and two walks while striking out three batters in the complete-game effort.

The teams face off in game two at 6 p.m. on Saturday and will be broadcast live from the Aggie Softball Complex on ESPNU.

Track and field: Florida's top-ranked men's team and No. 2 women's squad get back to action Saturday as hosts to the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational on Percy Beard Track at James G. Pressly Stadium.

A college and professionals-only invitational, the event begins at noon with the women's hammer throw and ends with the 4x400-meter relays slated for 8:05 p.m.

Columbia, Navy, FIU, FAMU, USF, UNF, Jacksonville, Bethune-Cookman, Tampa, St. Leo, Florida Tech, Flagler, FAU and FGCU are scheduled to join UF in the competition.

Women's golf: With weather conditions pushing tee times back by hours Friday, the first round of the SEC Championship was suspended as darkness set in at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. Round one will resume at 9 a.m. on Saturday and round two is estimated to begin at 11 a.m.

Junior Sarah Schober and freshman Maria Torres highlighted Florida's five in day one as they both shot even-par (72). Both members of the UF squad snagged top-3 individual spot.

Fifth-ranked Arkansas still has three holes left of to play, but is atop the team leaderboard at just 6-over. Florida finished all 18 holes and sits in ninth place heading into day two.

SEC tennis: Florida matches from the SEC tournament were not finished at presstime.

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