Saturday March 26, 2005Florida Completes Sweep of Rebels, Now 6-0 in SEC Play
The No. 14/15 Florida Softball team (27-6, 6-0 SEC) continued undefeated in Southeastern Conference play as the won the final game of the series with Ole Miss (21-14, 3-6 SEC) 2-1 Saturday. Florida is now on a 13-game win streak, the longest in school history.
After waiting all day to play due to severe thunderstorms in the Gainesville area, Florida started quick in the top of the first. Lauren Roussell drew a lead off walk and advanced to second on a Shelley Stevens sacrifice bunt. She scored on a Lindsey Cameron double to right center field for a 1-0 Gator lead.
With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Lindsey Cameron sent her third home run this weekend out of the park in left center to give the Gators a 2-0 lead. Cameron now has 10 home runs on the season and 23 in her career. She needs just five more to tie the school record for career home runs.
Ole Miss scored in the top of the seventh. DeDeJustice led off the inning with a double to left field. She advanced on a Chloe Kloezeman base hit to right and scored on a Gator error. Florida had only one out in the inning with runners on second and third, but Mandy Ott lined into a double play at short to end the game with a 2-1 Florida win.
Stacey Stevens earned the win for Florida to improve her record to 14-4 on the season. She had 11 strikeouts in the win, her second double digit strikeout performance this season. Tara Willit received the loss for Ole Miss, only her second of the season.
Cameron was 2-for-3 on the night to extend her hitting streak to eight games, tying her career high. During the streak she has a .621 batting average with nine runs scored, 12 RBI, two doubles and four home runs.
Kristen Butler also went 2-for-3 from the plate tonight. Savana Kelly reached base in all three plate appearances as she went 2-for-2 and was hit by a pitch.
The Gators continue SEC play on Tuesday and Wednesday as the No. 10/11 Alabama Crimson Tide come to Gainesville. Tuesday’s doubleheader begins at 4 p.m. The first game will be televised live on SunSports. The second game can be viewed live on GatorVision online.