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Monday May 26, 2008Game Times Set for Women's College World Series

Gainesville, FL

The top-seeded University of Florida Softball team will play in the first game of the 2008 Women's College World Series at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 29 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Gators will take on unseeded Louisiana-Lafayette, who upended No. 8 seed Houston in Super Regionals.

 

Florida, who will be the home team in the game, enters the game with a 67-3 record on the season. The Gators qualified for the WCWS by defeating California in two games in the Super Regional in Gainesville last weekend. The Gators, coached by Tim Walton, are hitting .312 on the season and have a 0.92 ERA. This will be the first Women's College World Series appearance in the 12-year history of the Florida Softball program.

 

Louisiana-Lafayette took three games to upset Houston in the Houston Super Regional. The Ragin' Cajuns, coached by Michael and Stefani Lotief, are 51-13 on the season. They own a .317 batting average and a 1.36 ERA on the season. This year marks the fifth WCWS appearance for the Cajuns softball program, with their last being in 2003.

 

The Women's College World series is an eight-team, double elimination format tournament down to the final two teams. The final two teams then face off in a best of three series on June 2-4. A complete schedule follows and a bracket will soon be available at Florida's WCWS Central on GatorZone.com.

 

All games in the tournament are broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2 and are also available in high definition. Eric Collins and Michelle Smith will cover the day games. Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza and John Kruk will call the night games. Mowins, Mendoza, Smith and Kruk will call the championship series. Holly Rowe will serve as the field reporter for all games. All games are also simulcast on ESPN360.com.

 

For the latest information, features, video and pictures from Florida's trip to the College World Series, please stay tuned to GatorZone.com

 

2008 Women's College World Series Schedule

(All times are Eastern)

Thursday, May 29

Game 1 - 1 p.m. - Florida vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN)

Game 2 - 3 p.m. - Texas A&M vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN)

Game 3 - 7 p.m. - Alabama vs. Arizona State (ESPN)

Game 4 - 9 p.m. - Arizona vs. UCLA (ESPN)

Friday, May 30

Game 5 - 7 p.m. - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN2)

Game 6 - 9 p.m. - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN2)

Saturday, May 31

Game 7 - Noon - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (ESPN)

Game 8 - 2 p.m. - Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (ESPN)

Game 9 - 7 p.m. - Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 6 (ESPN)

Game 10 - 9 p.m. - Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 5 (ESPN)

Sunday, June 1

Game 11 - 1 p.m. - Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 9 (ESPN)

Game 12 - 3 p.m. - Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 10 (ESPN)

Game 13 - 7 p.m. - (if necessary) Same as Game 11 if Winner Game 9 is also Winner Game 11 (ESPN2)

Game 14 - 9 p.m. - (if necessary) Same as Game 12 if Winner Game 10 is also Winner Game 12 (ESPN2)

Monday, June 2

Championship Series Game 1 - 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tuesday, June 3

Championship Series Game 2 - 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, June 4

Championship Series Game 3 (if necessary) - 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

 

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