Florida Gators softball cruises earlier USF

Unique report on the Florida Gators softball group:

TAMPA – No. 6 Florida handily defeated South Florida 12- early Sunday afternoon on the closing working day of the USF – Rawlings Invitational. The a few-strike shutout was the 3rd time this weekend that UF held opponents scoreless.
The Gators (4-) picked up an additional solid pitching performance from its workers as senior Elizabeth Hightower (3-) hurled 4. innings and only allowed one hit, even though junior Rylee Trlicek (Hallettsville, Texas) picked up her first save of the yr with 3. good quality innings really worth of work in relief.
Around the weekend, Hightower threw 12.1 innings, struck out 12 batters and permitted only a person operate. The Monticello, Fla. indigenous held opposing batters above that stretch to a .140 batting regular.
In the game against USF (3-1), only a pair of Bulls ended up capable to attain 2nd foundation in the contest as the Gators protection created many spotlight worthy plays. In the 2nd inning, senior Charla Echols (Newnan, Ga.) produced an excellent stop down the 3rd foundation line and the 2021 All-SEC Defensive Team third baseman a large throw to Hannah Adams (Hoschton, Ga.) at second for a vital force out.
Adams, a 2021 SEC All-Defensive Staff second baseman, adopted up in the 7th inning to roll an remarkable 4-3 double participate in and freshman Kendra Falby (Odessa, Fla.) ended the recreation with a picturesque leaping grab in deep heart field to stop the sport.
Offensively, 11 different Florida batters mixed for 12 full hits in the contest with redshirt-junior Skylar Wallace (Woodstock, Ga.) primary the way going 2-for-3. In that team of hits was the initially collegiate base knock for freshman catcher Cali Decker (Lake Mary, Fla.) together with the initially hits of the time for Echols and Bryn Thomas (Trenton, Fla.).
With their hits these days, Wallace, Adams and Falby extended their hitting streaks out to 4 video games, while Lindsey is now on a three-video game hitting streak.
In addition, Falby stole her fourth base in as a lot of games and Wallace notched her third of the season in today’s activity.
The Gators return to motion Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. with a solitary match at Jacksonville and then will host the Dolphins the next working day at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium at 6 p.m.


*   Florida now holds a combined vocation file of 88-25 from the 2022 USF – Rawlings Invitational area of opponents.
*   UF improved to 58-13 all-time towards USF.
*   Head Coach Tim Walton now retains a job document of 966-246 as he is in his 20th season of currently being a head coach.
*   UF now has 3 shutouts in 4 online games played in the 2022 time and the pitching employees has held opposing batters to a .128 batting typical at the plate.
*   Now was also the second sport of the time that Florida batters have generated 10 or far more hits in a video game.
*   Hannah Adams, Kendra Falby and Skylar Wallace every have a 4-recreation hitting streak, though Cheyenne Lindsey is on a three-game streak.
*   All round the Gators have nine stolen bases on the time with Falby (4-for-4), Wallace (3-for-3) and Adams (2-for-2) primary the way.