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Taylor Schwarz and the Gators will play their final nonconference game of the regular season on Wednesday.

Tuesday April 22, 2014No. 3/5 Florida Hosts In-State Rival USF Wednesday

Gainesville, Fla.

Taylor Schwarz and the Gators will play their final nonconference game of the regular season on Wednesday.

GAME NOTES

 

Ranked No. 3 in the USA Today/NFCA poll and No. 5 in the ESPN.com / USA Softball survey, the University of Florida softball team returns home Wednesday (April 23) to face Sunshine State rival USF at 6 p.m. EDT at Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium. GatorVision will have live video for subscribers. WGGG (1230-AM) will carry the game, with Adam Schick and former Gator All-American Megan Bush on the call. In addition, live stats will be available via Gametracker on the GatorZone.com schedule page. 

 

#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.

 

Tofft Named National and SEC Player of the Week

Senior third baseman Stephanie Tofft was named NFCA National Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week after she batted .700 with six runs scored, one double, three home runs and 10 RBI in UF’s sweep of Texas A&M. Tofft homered in each game, and recorded her second five-RBI game of the year on Saturday (also: Feb. 15 vs. Ohio State – 6 RBI).

 

Walton Captures Career Win No. 600

Florida Head Coach Tim Walton earned his 600th career victory on Easter Sunday, when the Gators swept No. 21/22 Texas A&M. Walton is 477-110 in his ninth year at UF (2006-present); he compiled a 123-64 record in three seasons at Wichita State (2003-05).

 

Gator Bites—Quick Notables
Florida is 40-8, while USF has a 33-13 record … The Gators lead the all-time series against the Bulls 38-13, including an 8-2 mark since 2011… The Gators are 6-1 this season against in-state rivals.

 

Looking Back: Texas A&M

Florida swept No. 21/22 Texas A&M in a three-game series over the weekend in College Station, Texas… Sophomore infielder Kelsey Stewart (Wichita, Kan.) led Florida with an .818 batting average (9x11) and three doubles, in addition to a home run, four runs scored and two RBI… Junior pitcher/first baseman Lauren Haeger (Peoria, Ariz.) homered on Saturday and Sunday; before the weekend, she had gone without a home since March 16… Junior shortstop Kathlyn Medina (Downey, Calif.) hit a grand slam on Saturday for her first home run of the year and her third career blast… Medina’s four RBI on Saturday are a career best… Rogers earned victories on Friday and Sunday, posting a 0.54 ERA (1 ER / 17.0 IP) with two walks and 12 strikeouts… The Orange and Blue’s 17-4 (5 innings) win on Saturday represented the most runs scored by an SEC team in a conference game this season.

 

Next Up

This weekend, the Gators will play their final home series of the regular season against No. 15/17 Missouri. GatorVision will have live video on Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m.), while SUN Sports will televise the finale on Sunday (11 a.m.). WGGG (1230-AM) will provide radio coverage. In addition, fans can access Gametracker on the GatorZone.com schedule page to view live stats.

 

Connect With the Gators

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