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#1 Florida Softball sweeps #5 Louisiana-Lafayette

The Gators’ softball team (41-3) just keeps on rolling. Florida hosted and swept the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette in a three-game series over the course of two days.

Aubree Munro kept her hitting streak alive through the weekend. Her streak is six games, which is a season high.

Munro was a key contributor in Florida’s 5-1 and 14-1 victories on Saturday.

As a matter of fact, most of the Gators’ batters were key contributors in both games – especially the 14-1 drubbing in Game 2, which only lasted five innings due to the mercy rule.

Florida head coach Tim Walton was particularly impressed with Kelsey Stewart.

“The key to the whole start was Kelsey Stewart,” Walton said after Saturday’s games. “She got on base and set the tone for us early. When she's on base, we do a really good job offensively. She's the ultimate key and has been all season. For her to get on base as many times as she did today, it really set the tone and helped us out today."

Game 3 on Sunday was a bit tighter, but the Gators pulled out a 3-0 win in front of their home fans.

Florida’s pitching was dominant as usual throughout the weekend. They only allowed two runs and 12 hits in three games against a top five opponent. Delanie Gourley notched two wins (Games 1 & 3) and Aleshia Ocasio picked up one win (Game 2).

“You’ve got to give credit to our pitching staff and our defense,” Walton said after Sunday’s win. “They both did a really good job of limiting one of the best offenses in the country to just two runs this weekend. We really mixed our pitches in the circle well and Delanie Gourley was pretty special this weekend.”



The Gators will host USF on Wednesday April 20 and then SEC-rival Mississippi State in a three-game series this coming weekend.

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