Florida’s two senior outfielder’s combined for three home runs as Florida
split two games in the first day of the Troy Cox Roadrunner Classic at New
Jen Lutsi (Naples, Fla./Baron Collier) smacked one in Florida’s 6-1, eight-
inning loss to No. 8 Cal The center fielder hit her second on the year,
and left fielder Nicole Kreipl (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach)
hit her first career homer as the Gators beat Oregon 5-2. Lutsi finished
the day 3-for-7 with three runs and three RBI.
Florida (12-2) scored first on Lutsi’s homer against Cal (15-0), and took
the Bears to eight innings in a one-run tie. But, the Gators gave up five
in the top of the eighth on a three-run home run, two errors and a wild
Junior Renise Landry (West Monroe, La./West Monroe) took her first loss of
the year. Landry (6-1) only gave up three hits, one earned run and four
walks as she fanned six batters in eight innings.
The Gators quickly turned it around against the Ducks (7-4). They scored
three in the fourth inning off of Lutsi and Kreipl, and two in the sixth.
Freshman Prissie Walden (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast) drove in the
final two runs on a single.
Senior Beth Dieter (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Philips) recorded the win. Dieter (4-
1) yielded six hits, two runs and a walk, and struck out nine batters in
Florida will play Wichita State and host New Mexico State Saturday at Noon
and 2 p.m., respectively.