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Florida will host Florida A&M, UCF and Stetson this weekend at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

Sunday May 11, 2014Gators to Host Gainesville Regional to Open 2014 NCAA Tournament

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida will host Florida A&M, UCF and Stetson this weekend at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

NCAA Regional Central

 

For the 12th consecutive season, the University of Florida softball team will host an NCAA Regional at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium after securing the No. 5 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. This year marks the Gators’ seventh consecutive season boasting a top-five national seed. The Gainesville Regional will feature an all-Sunshine State flavor as the Orange and Blue (45-11) will host the squads from Florida A&M (24-27), UCF (41-16) and Stetson (38-12).

 

Start times are to be determined for the Regional, which will run Friday through Sunday in a double-elimination format. Florida’s selection marks the 15th year overall that the Gators will host a regional, including all nine seasons of Head Coach Tim Walton’s tenure at UF.  

 

The winner of the Gainesville Regional will play the winner of the Seattle Regional, featuring the No. 12 seed and host, Washington (33-13), in addition to Iona (24-22), BYU (33-21) and Northwestern (33-16). The highest remaining seed will host the Super Regional.

 

The Gators are 26-18 all-time in NCAA Regional play, including a 21-6 mark since Walton’s arrival in Gainesville before the 2006 season. Florida is 49-31 overall in the NCAA Tournament, with a 44-19 record under its ninth-year head coach.

 

Florida is 2-0 this season against the Gainesville Regional field, defeating UCF 10-6 in Orlando on March 26 and beating FAMU 9-0 (5 innings) on April 11 in Gainesville.

 

Fans can visit the Gator Ticket Office beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. to purchase ticket packages to the 2014 NCAA Gainesville Regional. All UF students gain free admission with their Gator 1 ID card. All-session passes are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 & under, seniors (55+) and non-UF college students with proof of college ID. Single-session tickets cost $10 for an adult ticket and $5 for children 12 & under, seniors (55+) and non-UF college students with proof of college ID. For fans picking up tickets on game day, the purchaser’s picture ID is required to pick up tickets. For more information, please call the Ticket Office at 352-375-4683, ext. 6800.

 

For up-to-date information regarding the 2014 NCAA Softball Tournament and the Gainesville Regional, stay tuned to GatorZone.com and follow the team on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Gainesville Regional – May 16-18 at Gainesville, Florida

No. 5 seed Florida (45-11) vs. Florida A&M (24-27)

UCF (41-16) vs. Stetson (38-12)         

 

Seattle Regional – May 15-17 at Seattle, Washington

No. 12 seed Washington (33-13) vs. Iona (24-22)

BYU (33-21) vs. Northwestern (33-16)

 

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