Sunday March 9, 2008Softball Completes Sweep of Ole Miss on Opening Weekend of SEC Play
The No. 5 Florida Softball team (27-1, 3-0 SEC) completed the sweep in its first Southeastern Conference series of the season, defeating Ole Miss (13-8, 0-3 SEC), 5-2 on Sunday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. It is the first time under head coach Tim Walton the Gators have earned three wins to start SEC play.
out in the second, junior Kristina Hilberth (
cut the Gator lead in half in the top of the fourth. Lauren Grill led off the
inning with a double to left center. Following a strikeout from
The Gators’ scored their final run in the fifth. Paculba drew a one-out walk on four straight balls. Enea was hit by a Nye pitch. DeFelice battled during a 12-pitch at bat for a RBI single to center and a four-run lead for the Gators.
Ole Miss tacked on one more run in the sixth. Lisa Conchos drew a lead off walk. She was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice play that left Grill safe at first. Ashley Dowdy drew the second walk of the inning from Nelson. Nelson followed with a strikeout to Tramp for the second out of the inning. Two straight hits from Lauren Rowe and Morgan Button scored grill for the final 5-2 score.
Nelson improved to 16-1 on the year with the win. She struck out five, walked three and gave up eight hits. Willit took the loss for Ole Miss, moving to 5-4 on the year. She walked two and gave up seven hits. Nye recorded the lone Gator strikeout, but gave up two hits and five walks.
batters had many additional opportunities to score, but left 15 runners on base
in the game.