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The Gators host Jacksonville Wednesday in Florida's 2014 home opener.

Tuesday February 11, 2014Gators Open Home Slate Wednesday vs. Jacksonville

Gainesville, Fla.

The Gators host Jacksonville Wednesday in Florida's 2014 home opener.

GAME NOTES

 

The No. 1/2 Gator Softball team will hold its 2014 home opener Wednesday (Feb. 12) at 6 p.m. when Florida hosts the Jacksonville Dolphins at Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium.

 

Wednesday’s game can be heard locally on ESPN 850. Adam Schick and former Gator All-American Megan Bush will have the call. Live video can be found on GatorVision, and fans can follow the game on Gametracker, which is available on the team’s schedule page.

 

The Orange and Blue are off to a 6-0 start after the first week of play, and have climbed to the top spot in the rankings in this week’s ESPN.com / USA Softball poll. Florida stands at No. 2 in the USA Today/NFCA poll.

 

Gator Bites—Quick Notables

Florida has won 804 games in program history, and collected No. 800 Friday against Illinois State at the USF Wilson DeMarini Tournament…Senior Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla.) has a career record of 99-23, and will become the second Gator hurler to reach the 100-win mark with her next victory…Gator Great Stacey Nelson is currently the only member of UF’s 100-win club.    

 

Looking Back at the Opening Week

The Gators went 6-0 in Tampa, defeating then-No. 23/25 USF in the season opener Thursday before earning wins over No. 4/5 Michigan, Wisconsin (twice), Illinois State and Bethune-Cookman…Junior pitcher Lauren Haeger earned two wins during the week, including her first career no-hitter Sunday in Florida’s second win over the Badgers, for which she garnered SEC Pitcher of the Week honors.

 

For more news about Gator Softball, including updates throughout Wednesday’s game, follow the team on Twitter and visit them on Facebook.

 

 

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