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Jenny Gladding struck out a career high 14 batters in the Gators 8-1 win over Kentucky.

Saturday March 8, 2003Softball Sets School Record in Win

Lexington, KY

Jenny Gladding struck out a career high 14 batters in the Gators 8-1 win over Kentucky.

The Florida softball team (21-9, 4-1 SEC) swept a doubleheader with Kentucky (6-12, 0-2 SEC) today on a blustery day in Lexington, Ky. The Gators won the first game 8-1 and the second 10-2 in five innings. Florida set a new school record for most home runs in a single game in the second game and two individuals tied the school record for most individual home runs.

Florida took an early 5-0 lead in the first inning. Prissie Walden was the first Gator on base after being hit by an Amy Kendall pitch. Lindsey Cameron drove a base hit to the left field wall. With two outs, Jennifer Mossadeghi dropped a shot in shallow centerfield to score Cameron and Walden from second and third. Mandy Schuerman followed with a base hit up the middle. Mossadeghi and Schuerman both advanced on a wild pitch. Jenny Gladding added three more runs to the Gatorsí total with a home run over the left centerfield fence.

Kentucky scored its run in the bottom of the sixth. Lyndsey Angus drew a lead off walk. Ingrid Lochett singled up the middle. Both runners advanced on an illegal pitch. Angus scored on a Jessica Nance RBI double to right field.

A Cameron three-run homer in the top of the seventh put the Gators up 8-1.

Gladding struck out a career-high 14 batters in the win. Her record is now 8-6 on the season. Amy Kendall received the loss for Kentucky.

Lindsey Cameron reached first and advanced to second on an error by the Wildcat shortstop. On attempted pickoff, Kentucky starter Becky Abner was hit in the back of the head by the throw and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. After about a 30 minute delay the game resumed.

The Gators scored six runs on four home runs in the second and third innings. Mossadeghi led off the second with a solo shot over the center field fence. With two outs and no one on in the third inning, Cameron hit her fourth home run of the season. Mylin Prieto walked and Mossadeghi hit her second home run in as many innings. Schuerman walked. Gladding hit her second home run of the day for the 6-0 lead.

Kentucky scored a run on a lead off home run by Nikki Jones in the bottom of the third.

With a two-run homer to center field in the top of the fourth by Cameron, the Gators set a new school record for most home runs in a game with five. It was Cameronís second of the game and third of the day. Cameron and Mossadeghi also became only the second and third Gators in school history to hit two home runs in a game.

Florida scored its final two runs in the top of the fifth to put the eight-run rule into effect. With one out, Andrea Magura reached on an error by the shortstop. She scored on a triple by Brittani Houghton for a 9-1 lead. Houghton came in on a sacrifice fly by Ashlie Goble for the Gators 10th run.

Kentucky added a second run in the bottom of the fifth as Becky Bowman advanced two bases on two passed balls. The run was not enough and the Gators went away with the 10-2 win.

Mandy Schuerman picked up her third win of the season. Her record is now 3-1. Amy Kendall came in after Abnerís injury for the loss. Her record is now 4-6.

Floridaís Cameron went 5-for-7 on the day with four runs scored, six RBI and three home runs. Mossadeghi was 3-of-7 with three runs scored, five RBI and two home runs. Gladding went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, five RBI and two home runs, in addition to her dominant pitching in game one.

Florida finishes out the series tomorrow at 1 p.m.

 

 

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