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Chelsea Herndon and Florida have a rematch with Florida State on Wednesday.

Tuesday April 8, 2014Gator Softball Travels to FSU for Second Consecutive Midweek Clash

Gainesville, Fla.

Chelsea Herndon and Florida have a rematch with Florida State on Wednesday.

GAME NOTES

 

Ranked No. 6 in the USA Today/NFCA survey and No. 8 in the ESPN.com / USA Softball poll, the University of Florida softball team will travel to Tallahassee to face No. 8/7 Florida State at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern) Wednesday at JoAnne Graf Field. Live video can be accessed on WatchESPN.com; Radio coverage will be available on ESPN 850. Live stats will be available via Gametracker, which is accessible on the schedule page on GatorZone.com. 

 

#VoteHannah: Rogers Chosen as Finalist for 2014 Softball Senior Class Award

Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla.) is one of 10 softball finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award. Fans can vote at www.seniorCLASSaward.com each day through May 12. Fan votes will be combined with ballots from media and coaches to determine the winner. The award will be presented at the Women’s College World Series.

 

A three-time All-America, All-SEC and All-Southeast Region selection, Rogers is the second pitcher in program history to win 100 games. She also was named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

 

Gator Bites—Quick Notables

Florida is 34-8 (8-7 SEC), while FSU has a 38-4 record (15-2 ACC)… The Gators have won 11 of 14 matchups with the Seminoles under ninth-year Head Coach Tim Walton dating back to the 2006 season… In Tallahassee, Walton holds a 6-2 record, including six straight wins since 2008… Sophomore outfielder Kirsti Merritt (Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.) is batting .348 (16x46) during the last 16 games to raise her season average from .273 to .304.

 

Looking Back: Auburn & FSU

The Auburn series marked Florida’s first sweep since March 29-31, 2013 (at Ole Miss), and its first home sweep since March 22-23, 2013 (Arkansas)… Merritt hit two go-ahead solo home runs Saturday vs. Auburn, marking her third multi-homer game of the season… Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla.) factored in all three wins during the sweep of Auburn; the senior earned victories with a complete game on Friday and an eight-inning shutout on Sunday, and saved the win for Lauren Haeger (Peoria, Ariz.) on Saturday… Kathlyn Medina (Downey, Calif.) returned to the starting lineup Friday after not starting since March 8; she batted .400 (2x5) for the week and made several key defensive plays during the Auburn series.

 

Next Up

After the midweek contest against FSU, the Gators will continue a week of nonconference play when they host Florida A&M on Friday (6 p.m.) and NC State on Saturday (3 p.m.). GatorVision will have live video of both games, and ESPN 850 will provide radio coverage. In addition, fans can access Gametracker on the GatorZone.com schedule page to view live stats. To view UF’s complete 2014 schedule, visit GatorZone.com.

 

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