Live score updates: Florida Gators vs. Virginia Tech in NCAA softball super regional
The Florida Gators softball team takes on the Virginia Tech Hokies this weekend in an NCAA Tournament super regional. The winner takes one of eight spots in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City starting June 2.
UF (46-16, 13-11 in SEC) is the No. 14 seed in the NCAA softball tournament. Virginia Tech (45-8, 21-2 in ACC) is the No. 3 seed.
In Game 1, Emma Ritter hit two home runs and Cameron Fagan added another to give the Hokies a 6-0 lead after four innings. Rain in in Blacksburg, Virginia, forced the game to be suspended until 10 a.m. Saturday, when Keely Rochard finished her shutout for a Virginia Tech win.
Game 2 is set to start at noon. The Gators have one of the fastest teams in softball, led by Skylar Wallace and her 50 steals. The Hokies boast a strong pitching staff led by senior Keely Rochard and freshman Emma Lemley, both with ERAs under 2.00.
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2:45 p.m. | Gators force Game 3
Florida wins, 7-2
Florida up 7-2 in the bottom of the sixth.
Gators stretch their lead to 5-2. On to the sixth inning.
2:00 p.m. | UF back on top
Charla Echols puts Gators back in the lead. Florida 3, Virginia Tech 2.
Virginia Tech 2, Florida 1 in middle of the 5th.
Hokies get on the board with a bases-loaded walk.
1:15 p.m. | Gators 1, Hokies 0
Gators strand bases loaded but get one run across in third inning.
1:08 p.m. |UF leads 1-0
Gators take early lead
12:47 p.m. |No score through 2
Florida 0, Virginia Tech 0
12:05 p.m. |Game 2 under way
Lexie Delbrey starting for UF; Gators are the home team in this one, batting second.
After rain suspended play before the fifth inning Friday, the Gators and Hokies resumed play at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Gators were unable to mount a comeback, and Virginia Tech finished off a 6-0 win to take Game 1.
Hokies ace Keely Rochard pitched across both days of Game 1, allowing just four hits and striking out five. Game 2 is scheduled to start at noon.
Where and when will Florida Gators softball play the Virginia Tech Hokies in the NCAA Super Regional?
Where: Tech Softball Park, Blacksburg, Virginia
When: Game 2 is set to start at noon.
Where can I watch UF vs. Va Tech in the NCAA softball tournament Super Regional?
TV: Game 2 is on ESPN (Channel 206 on DirecTV, Channel 140 on Dish).
How can I listen to Florida vs. VT softball in the Blacksburg Super Regional?
Radio: Sirius XM (Channel 385)