The doubles point came down to Court 2, where McCartney Kessler-Josie Kuhlman claimed the clincher, 6-4, after Court 3 went to Florida and Court 1 to LSU.
Pitcher Kelly Barnhill (16-1) picked up the win by limiting the Crimson Tide to just one run on three hits.
The Florida softball recorded the program's second perfect game of the season in an 18-0 win Firday over Hampton at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
In 2017, the SEC Gymnast and Scholar-Athlete awards both went to McMurtry. She is one of two in league history to combine a top individual honor with SEC Scholar-Athlete and the first multiple year winner.
Florida (22-3, 3-2 SEC) had six hits, with senior Nicole DeWitt going 2-for-2 with a walk.
Florida's No. 2 softball team dropped its series opener against No. 10 Georgia, 5-4, via a walk-off home run Friday by Alyssa DiCarlo.
Kayli Kvistad drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and solo home run and Nicoloe DeWitt hit a two-run home run to suport the Gator pitchers.
UPDATE: UF softball will only play one game on Friday's schedule
The No. 2 Florida softball team blazed its way to a pair of wins Friday, beating Maryland and Illinois State.
The Gators (3-0) have now shut out all three of their opponents to start the season and in the final game picked up the team’s second combined one-hitter of the season.
The star pitcher is a junior and the star hitter is in the same class. But for Florida softball 2018, this is the seniors’ team. Call then the Fab Four — Nicole DeWitt, Aleshia Ocasio, Janell Wheaton and Kayli Kvistad. Four starters....
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