SOFTBALL: Gators Hammer Out 16-1 Victory

HOUSTON, Texas --- The #19 Florida softball team (2-3) cruised to a 16-1 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (0-3) in its final game of the Wilson/DeMarini Invitational Sunday, using a 16-hit attack that included a record-setting home run by senior Lindsay Cameron. Cameron hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, the 29th homer of her career.

Florida got off to a quick in Sunday's game with a three-run outburst. An error, a fielder's choice and a three-run homer by Kristen Butler gave the Gators all the runs they needed to win. It was the third home run of the young season for Butler.

Cameron got the Gators started in the third when they put two runs on the board. She started with a base hit to left and scored on a triple by Butler. Melissa Zick singled to drive Butler in.

The Gators scored seven times in the fourth. Cameron's grand slam scored Kim Waleszonia, Stacie Pestrak and Brooke Johnson ahead of her. Butler and Kristina Hilberth followed with singles and Zick brought them in with a three-run homer to close out the scoring for the inning.

Florida closed out its scoring with five runs in the fifth. Lauren Roussell got her first hit of the season with a one-out double to left and Waleszonia followed with a walk. Alicia Spak got her first hit of the season, a single that scored Roussell. Johnson followed with a run-scoring single and Cameron got her third hit of the game to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Lacy Howard and Hilberth followed with singles to finish out the scoring for the Gators.

Junior Stacey Stevens pitched a perfect game through four innings to earn her first win of the season. She gave up a home run in the fifth inning, the only hit she allowed the entire game.

Florida will play its home opener Wednesday against South Florida (5 p.m.).

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