Sunday March 26, 2006Softball Wins 3-2, Extra-Inning Thriller Over Arkansas
The Florida Softball team (26-11, 5-4 SEC) won its second Southeastern Conference series, two games to one, with a thrilling 3-2, 10-inning win over the Arkansas Lady Backs (16-16, 5-7 SEC) on Sunday at the Florida Softball Stadium.
out hit the Lady Backs by just one at 9 to 8. Five of
The Lady Backs
scored first in the top of the second frame. Back-to back base hit and a
fielder’s choice to lead off the inning put runners on first and second with
one out. Dayna Huckabee hit a double to let to score Blaire Perry. It looked as
if another run would score on the hit, but the Gator defense gunned the run
down at the plate. A second
Both teams would hold the other at bay through the remainder of regulation, sending the game into extra innings. The two teams remained knotted going into the top of the tenth, starting the international tie breaker rule where the last batter out in the previous inning is placed at second.
offense went by the textbook for the win in its half of the 10th. Senior Kristen Butler (
Freshman Stacey Nelson (
returns to action at the Florida Softball Stadium Tuesday night with a
doubleheader against Auburn beginning at 5 p.m. The first game of the
doubleheader will air live throughout