Saturday March 23, 2013Florida Softball vs. Arkansas Series Finale Moved to 6 p.m. Saturday
Due to rain and thunderstorms in the forecast in the Gainesville area Saturday afternoon, the series finale between the No. 3 University of Florida and Arkansas softball squads has been pushed back to 6 p.m. (originally scheduled for 3 p.m.) at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Visit www.GatorZone.com/softball for all updated information and follow the Gators on Twitter and Facebook for updates as well.
In the Friday evening doubleheader between the Gators and Razorbacks, No. 3 Florida (30-3, 6-2 SEC) first blanked Arkansas 8-0 in six innings before rallying for their 12th come-from-behind victory of the season with a 5-2 win in the nightcap to chalk up their third SEC series win with the doubleheader sweep over the Razorbacks (21-12, 0-5 SEC).
Junior ace Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla.) earned the victory in game one to improve to 16-2 in the circle for the Orange and Blue. Rogers worked a complete game and used nine strikeouts to aid her efforts. The righty held Arkansas scoreless, limiting the Razorbacks to just four hits in six innings.
In game two, it was sophomore Lauren Haeger (Peoria, Ariz.) who earned the nod – and win – in the circle for the Gators. Haeger improved to 9-1 on the season with five innings of work, allowing two runs, one free pass and striking out three before Rogers came on for her first save of the season, UF’s second this season, with two innings of scoreless relief.
Rogers finished the day with 13 strikeouts after adding four through her two-inning save in game two.
Haeger additionally led the Gators at the plate with a .667 clip, alongside senior Kelsey Horton (Valrico, Fla.), who also registered a .667 average – both going 2-for-3 at the plate, Haeger with four runs and three RBI off a double and homer and Horton with two doubles and two RBI in game two. The duo contributed to UF’s 16 overall hits in the doubleheader.
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