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Sunday February 2, 2003Softball Defeats Ladies 14-1, Loses to Baylor

Waco, TX

The Florida softball team (5-3) scored 14 runs on 15 hits to defeat Centenary (1-4) 14-1 in five innings in the early game of the final day of the Getterman Classic Sunday in Waco, Texas. The Gators lost their final game of the tournament to host Baylor (5-0) 3-0.

Freshman Lindsey Cameron got the Gators started with a walk in the top of the first inning of game one. She stole second and sophomore Mandy Schuerman knocked her home with a two out RBI single. The Gators went up 2-0 in the second inning. Freshman Laura Templeton drove a double straight down the left field line to start the second inning. Senior Jennifer Brown came in to pinch run for Templeton and scored on an error by the Ladies pitcher.

The Gators added five more runs on five hits in the top of the third. Senior Jennifer Mossadeghi led off with a base hit. Freshman Lindsay Norfleet came in to pinch run for her and stole second. Schuerman walked and advanced to second on the throw as Norfleet was caught stealing at third. Junior Mylin Prieto hit her first home run of the season and the third of her career to put Florida up 4-0. Freshman Kristen Butler followed up with a second homerun, also the first of her career. Centenaryís Sherilyn Bossier came in to replace starter Cheyenne Daries, but the change didnít stop the Gators. Templeton drove a hit fown the left field line. Sophomore Brittani Houghton came in to pinch run for her. Junior Jenilee Garner doubled down the right field line to scored Houghton and advacned to third on the throw home. She scored on a sacrifice fly by sophomore Ashlie Goble and Florida went ahead 7-0.

Florida took a 12-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Cameron led off with a double Mossadeghi followed with RBI double to the same spot. Schuerman walked and Stacy Rosen came in to pinch run for her. With one out, Butler drove a single to left field to score Mossadeghi from third. Sophomore Nikki Baldwin entered the game to pinch run for Butler. Senior Prissie Walden hit a long base hit to left center to scored Stacy Rosen. Walden and Baldwin advanced to second and third on the throw home. Jenilee Garner grounded out to the firstbaseman, but Baldwin came home on the fourth Gator run of the inning. Goble rounded out the scoring in the inning by driving Walden home on a base hit to left field.

Centenary scored its only run in the bottom of the fourth on a Bossier single to score Natalie Schoppe from third with two outs.

Florida added its final two runs in the top of the fifth. Freshman Mirelis Torres led off the inning with a double deep into centerfield. Cameron came in the game to run for Torres and scored on a Mossadeghi double. Stacy Rosen advanced Mossadeghi to third with a ground out to first base. With two outs, Baldwin ripped a base hit through the right side to score Mossadeghi for the 14-1 win.

Amanda Moore pitched the complete game for the Gators for the win. Her record is now 2-1. Daries received the loss for Centenary.

Despite tallying five hits in the game against Baylor, the Gators could not put all the pieces together for the win. Three errors and seven walks allowed Baylorís 3 runs for the shutout. The Lady Bears scored one run each in the first fourth and fifth innings.

The Gators return home for the next three weekends to host home tournaments. The GRU Classic begins Friday, February 7 at 11 a.m. The Gators play their first game in the tournament against Illinois-Chicago at 1:30 p.m.

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