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Monday May 6, 2013Final "Tim Walton Show" is Monday, 6-7 p.m. at Ballyhoo Grill in Gainesville

Gainesville, Fla.

A day after clinching the 2013 SEC softball regular-season title, UF’s fourth softball league title in school history, Gator head coach Tim Walton will wrap up The Tim Walton Show Monday night with the third and final installment of the series, presented by the UAA, IMG College and 105 The game, before the No. 2/3 Gators head to Lexington as the No. 1 seed in the 2013 SEC Tournament.

 

Walton will join show host Adam Schick, Gator soccer, women’s basketball and softball play-by-play commentator and co-host of The Midday Tailgate on 105 The Game, from 6-7 p.m. at Ballyhoo Grill in Gainesville.

 

Gator fans are able to attend the show live at Ballyhoo and ask questions on air. Fans can also call 352-372-3700 to ask questions to Coach Walton during the broadcast.

 

Fans unable to attend the show live can tune in locally on the radio at WYGC 104.9-FM.

 

In addition to its fourth regular-season crown, Florida also chalked up its sixth SEC Eastern Division Title (1998, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013). Softball’s regular-season title Sunday marked the eighth SEC title for the Florida athletics program this year, tying a school and league record for most in a season as Florida previously accomplished the feat twice, along with Georgia once.

 

UF is 49-7 overall on the year as it heads to the postseason next week, just one win shy of the fifth 50-win season in Florida history.

 

Florida will play the winner of the No. 8 vs. No. 9 seed contest between Alabama and Texas A&M on Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. (ET) at John Cropp Stadium. The contest between the Gators and Alabama | Texas A&M will be broadcast live on ESPNU. Should the Gators advance to the SEC Tournament Semi-Final Round, UF will play the winner of the Georgia | LSU match-up on May 10.

 

Florida is 19-23 (.452) all-time in the SEC Tournament and advanced to the SEC Tournament Championship last season for the fifth time in program history.

 

The Orange and Blue faced Alabama earlier this season, knocking off the then-No. 1 team in the land with a mid-week, non-conference 8-4 victory to kick off UF’s spring break road trip in the Heart of Dixie. Alabama leads the all-time history of the series, 30-24, including a 6-3 edge on neutral ground. While Florida didn’t face SEC newcomer Texas A&M as part of its regular-season slate in 2013, the Gators and Aggies met just last season in 2012 at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, as UF opened play in Cali last year with a 6-4 victory over the Aggies at the Big League Dreams Sports Complex. UF and TAMU have met just seven times and the Gator victory Feb. 23, 2012, gave the Gators the 4-3 all-time advantage in the history of the series. Florida leads 2-1 on neutral ground.

 

The Gators are 11-4 (.733) against top-25 opponents, tops in the SEC, own 17 come-from-behind wins – seven in SEC play – and are 5-2 (.714) in extra-inning games in 2013. Florida owns 18 shutouts, paced by junior ace Hannah Rogers’ nine. Florida is 9-3 versus 1-25 RPI opponents, 13-3 against opponents ranked 26-50 in the RPI rankings and 16-1 against teams 50-100 in the most recent RPI standings.

 

 

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