Gators off to WCWS with 1-0 win vs. Kentucky

The University of Florida softball team earned its seventh berth to the Women’s College World Series on Sunday after sweeping a pair of games with Kentucky to win its best-of-three Super Regional, two games to none.

After downing the Wildcats yesterday, 7-0, UF finished off the series this afternoon in front of another sell-out crowd (1,939) at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, as Florida beat UK, 1-0.

After pitching and defense ruled the first three innings, the Gators (55-6) scored the games only run when Taylore Fuller and Kayli Kvistad each recorded one-out singles to put runners at the corners in the fourth inning. Two batters later, sophomore Justine McLean drove Fuller in with an infield single to give UF a 1-0 lead over the Wildcats (32-26).

That was all the run support senior Lauren Haeger would need as she improved to 28-1 and ran her scoreless-innings streak against the Wildcats to 29.2 stanzas. That streak dates back to April 13, 2013, covering five games.

The Peoria, Ariz. native has allowed a total of 12 hits during those outings.

With today’s win, the Gators have matched last season’s win total with six fewer losses. In addition, UF is 14-1 all-time in Super Regional games played in Gainesville. The combined scoring margin in those 15 contests is 73-15.


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