The Florida softball team (20-10) recorded two shut outs in
the final day of the Stetson Tournament in DeLand, Fla.
on Sunday. The Gators tallied seven hits and used three Cyclone errors for the 5-0
win over Iowa State and used five hits, while limiting Canisius
to just one in a 2-0 win over the Griffins.
Florida broke the IowaState game open in the
top of the third. Freshman Brooke
Johnson (Lakeland, Fla.) was hit by a pitch to lead off the
inning. She moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by senior Stacie Pestrak (Gainesville, Fla.).
Freshman Kim Waleszonia
knocked a base hit through the right side and stole second to put to runners in
scoring position for senior Lindsey
Cameron (Palm Beach Gardens,
Fla.). It wouldn’t matter where the runners were
though, as Cameron grabbed an Amie Ford offering that
just kept going right over the fence in right center for Cameron’s seventh home
run of the season to put the Gators up 3-0.
added two more runs in the top of the fourth. Junior Lauren Roussell (Cerritos, Calif.)
drew a base on balls to start the inning. Freshman Alicia Spack (West Lafayette, Ind.)
came in to pinch run for Roussell at first. Junior Lacy Howard (League, City, Texas) was safe on an
error by the Cyclone catcher on an attempted sacrifice and Spack
moved to third on the play. Howard stole second and a second error by the
Cyclone catcher allowed Spack to score from third for
the fourth Gator run of the game. Howard advanced to third on a Johnson fly out
to center. Senior Mirelis Torres (Tampa, Fla.)
ripped a shot down the left field line to score Howard and give the Gators the
Junior Stacey Stevens (Gainesville, Fla.)
allowed only three hits and struck out four in the win. With the shutout her
record improves to 8-2 on the year. Ford took the loss for IowaState
to move to 6-4 on the season.
Against Canisius, Spack got the Gators
started with a base hit to centerfield in the bottom of the third. Pestrak followed with a triple to right to score Spack and give the Gators a 1-0 lead. An RBI base hit back
at the pitcher with two outs by Cameron, gave the Gators a 2-0 lead.
runs would be all the Gators would need as freshman pitcher Lindsay Littlejohn (Bartow, Fla.)
pitched the one-hit shut out for the win to improve her record to 6-4.
have the week off before traveling to Oxford,
Miss. for a three-game conference
series with Ole Miss on Saturday and Sunday. The first game of the series is
set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.