Sunday April 22, 2007Softball Finishes Series Sweep of Longwood
The No. 22 Florida softball team defeated Longwood, 5-0, Sunday at the Florida Softball Stadium. The shutout win improves the Gators’ record to 37-18 for the season.
Gators were led by senior Melissa Zick (
The Gators defense contributed early in the game. In the top of the first with one out and Longwood runners on first and second base, senior Lauren Roussell (Cerritos, Calif.) turned an unassisted double play to get the Gators out of the inning.
With the score tied 0-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Zick put the Gators on the board with her eighth homerun of the year, a solo shot to left field.
Gators tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the third inning. Roussell drew a walk to start the Gator rally. An error by
the Longwood pitcher allowed sophomore Ali
Gardiner (Waccabuc, N.Y.) to reach second and Roussell to move to third. Freshman Francesca Enea (
Senior Stacey Stevens (
will be on the road at South Carolina for a doubleheader on Tuesday beginning
at 4 p.m. Both games of the doubleheader will be televised live on Cox Sports
and will also be broadcast live on WRUF AM 850 and www.wruf.com. The Gators will return home to