Tyson Alexander returns to U.S. Open

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By Pat Dooley Sun sports columnist When he qualified for the United States Open golf tournament in 2009, Tyson Alexander figured it was the norm for him. He was still an amateur with a bright future. The former Gator golfer and current...

Updated: Catching up with Mike Zunino

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Special to Gatorsports.com (UPDATED, June 8) SEATTLE — After a brief demotion to the minor leagues, Mike Zunino appears to have regained his hitting stroke - and then some. The Seattle catcher and former standout at the University of Florida hit...

Gators vying for team, individual titles at NCAA Outdoors

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Special to Gatorsports.com EUGENE, Ore. - Florida boasts 26 entries - 13 apiece for the men's and women's teams - for this week's NCAA Outdoor Championships, beginning today and concluding Saturday at Historic Hayward Field. Men's events are held days one...

Oklahoma beats Florida 5-4 to win the NCAA softball championship

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma won its second consecutive national softball championship Tuesday by defeating top seed Florida 5-4 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. It is the Sooners' third national championship in five seasons. The Sooners (61-9) also...

Gainesville Super Regional starts Saturday against Wake Forest

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Special to Gatorsports.com No. 3 national seed Florida will host Wake Forest for the Gainesville Super Regional starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, the NCAA announced. Sunday's Game 2 is also scheduled for 3 p.m. The if-necessary Game 3 will be scheduled...

Oklahoma leads championship series over Florida in 17 innings

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY - It took an epic game to decide the opener of the Women's College World Series championship round between two softball programs that have split the past four national titles. Oklahoma took a huge step toward...

Gators survive, advance to NCAA Super Regional vs. Wake Forest

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer Florida is headed to the Super Regionals for the third consecutive year and seventh time in the last nine seasons. But the Gators may not have gotten there if not for a freshman stepping up and a...

UF loss to Bethune-Cookman forces deciding game: Update

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer UPDATED AT 11:24 a.m. Florida had reasons to feel confident heading into its NCAA regional matchup against Bethune-Cookman on Sunday night. Hard-throwing sophomore righty Brady Singer was on the mound for the Gators, and the Wildcats had...

Florida will play for national title after defeating Washington

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY -- Top-seeded Florida followed the same script Sunday it brought to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium to advance to the championship series - unhittable pitching and plenty of offense in its 5-2 semifinal win over...

Florida proving hard to beat at Women’s College World Series

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY — Florida coach Tim Walton has a simple mentality when it comes to winning games — if the other team doesn't score, his team can't lose. "I know it sounds silly, but it's obvious," Walton said....

Florida advances thanks to solid pitching in 5-1 win over USF in 12

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer With its bats silent for most of the game, Florida needed to find any way it could to score on Saturday night against USF. Courtesy of freshman Blake Reese and a gutty effort from sophomore righty reliever...

Kowar Power: Gators give Sunday starter a shot to open Regional

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer Hard-throwing sophomore righty Jackson Kowar is relishing his opportunity to start Florida's regional opener tonight against Marist at McKethan Stadium. But for Kowar, it also will serve as a reminder of what he's overcome to get to...

Gators get past Marist at Gainesville Regional

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer Florida sophomore closer Michael Byrne said he approached Friday night like he would a normal save situation -- throw strikes, get ahead in the count. But there was little normal about what Byrne had to accomplish Friday...

Florida advances to WCWS semifinals with 7-0 win over LSU

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY — Top-seeded Florida was struggling offensively entering the Women's College World Series. The Gators have put those struggles in the rearview at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. Florida (57-8) pounded LSU 7-0 in a winner's bracket...

Top-seeded Gators roll 8-0 in Women’s World Series opener

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By Cliff Brunt The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Kelly Barnhill has accomplished just about everything in her two-year career at Florida. Now she can add winning pitcher at the Women's College World Series. The sophomore gave up three hits to help...

Stingy pitching staff big reason Florida is eyeing national title

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Special to Gatorsports.com OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — If top-seeded Florida is to win its third NCAA Division I Softball championship, it will depend on its pitching staff to get there. The Gators have the luxury of sending to the circle...

Florida baseball team overcoming injury bug before regional

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By Kevin Brockway Staff writer Through an injury-filled season, Florida managed to play well enough to secure home field in the both the Regionals and Super Regionals of the Division I baseball tournament. The Gators still won't be at full strength when...