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Florida will face the Ducks for the second time this season.

Friday May 30, 2014Gators Meet Oregon in Second WCWS Contest

Florida will face the Ducks for the second time this season.

GAME NOTES

 

2014 WCWS Media Supplement

 

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The fifth-seed University of Florida softball team will meet top-seeded Oregon on Friday at 7 p.m. ET in its second game at the Women’s College World Series. Florida opened the WCWS with an 11-0 (five innings) win over Baylor on a walk-off grand slam by Chelsea Herndon.

 

Herndon's walk-off blast was the first at the WCWS since Florida’s Ali Gardiner knocked out Alabama on May 31, 2009, to clinch a berth in the championship series. Previously, UF swept through regionals with shutouts of Florida A&M, Stetson and UCF, before walking off to take two of three games from No. 12 seed Washington in a Super Regional last weekend.

 

The Gators advanced to their sixth WCWS in the last seven years, all under Tim Walton.

 

ESPN2 will televise Friday’s contest. WGGG (1230-AM) will provide radio coverage, with Adam Schick (play-by-play) and Megan Bush (analysis) on the call. In addition, live stats will be available through Gametracker on the GatorZone.com schedule page

 

A Look at the Gators’ Postseason History
The Gators are 77-56 (.579) all-time in postseason games: 22-24 (.478) in the SEC Tournament and 55-32 (.632) in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Gator Bites—Setting Up the WCWS Matchup
Florida is 51-12 (15-9 SEC), while Oregon comes in at 55-7-1 (20-3-1 Pac-12)… The Gators lead the all-time series, 6-2, including a 2-1 (8 innings) win on Feb. 28 at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Kissimmee, Fla.

 

UF vs. WCWS Field
The Orange and Blue were 3-3 in the regular season against the WCWS field … During the 2014 campaign, Florida has faced Alabama three times (1-2), Florida State twice (1-1) and Oregon once (1-0).

 

Gators Run-Rule Baylor in WCWS Opener
UF defeated Baylor, 11-0 (5 innings) on Thursday in the first game of the WCWS. The contest marked the Bears’ first double-digit loss in exactly three years, dating back to a 14-2 (5 innings) loss to Georgia on May 29, 2011.

 

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