UCLA ends Florida’s fantastic NCAA run


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For the next time in considerably less than 24 several hours at the Women’s Faculty Globe Series, Florida was victimized by a masterful pitching general performance as fifth-seeded UCLA finished 14th-seeded UF’s period in Sunday’s elimination recreation, 8-, at Usa Softball Corridor of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

This time, it was UCLA’s fourth-calendar year junior Holly Acevedo who silenced the Florida bats. She threw six innings of two-strike ball in the mercy-rule victory,

Twenty several hours earlier, it was Oklahoma State’s Holly Maxwell who fired a three-strike, 2- shutout earn that dropped the Gators into the loser’s bracket.

Acevedo, the Bruins’ No. 2 pitcher (behind 2nd-workforce All American and Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Megan Faraimo) proved even much more complicated for the UF offense to clear up. As opposed to Thursday, when she was touched up for five hits and three runs in just 2.2 innings in a 7-2 1st-spherical reduction to unseeded Texas, Acevedo had her way against the Gators, who managed just a leadoff solitary by Charla Echols in the next and infield solitary by Cheyenne Lindsey in the fifth — and only the moment received a runner as much as 3rd.

The Bruins grabbed a 1- direct in the next versus Gators starter Elizabeth Hightower when No. 9 hitter, Kelli Godwin, with runners at very first and second, tapped a two-out RBI single to ideal industry.

UF flirted with a lot more issues in 3rd, bought out of it, only to have things begin to unravel in the fourth. UCLA bought just one particular hit in the inning, but a leadoff wander, passed ball, operate-scoring error by shortstop Skylar Wallace and two-operate infield solitary in the second-base gap by Briana Perez gave Acevedo, who came in with 1.34 Period, all the assistance she desired.

The score held right up until the sixth when UCLA tagged on four far more operates towards reliever Natalie Lugo, such as a bases-loaded, two-operate one by Maya Brady that produced the score 6-. Two batters later, the bases ended up loaded for Savannah Pola, who ended the recreation by using the mercy rule with a double into the suitable field hole.

UF remaining fielder Katie Kistler robs UCLA’s Alyssa Garcia of a home run in the next inning.

Enjoy OF THE Game: In the base of the second, with UCLA up 1-, Bruin Alyssa Garcia skied a ball higher into left field that the breeze carried (and carried some much more) to what looked like property operate territory. But UF still left fielder Katie Kistler retreated to the warning observe, hopped at the wall and plucked the ball from more than the fence line to rob Garcia of a two-operate shot. Tune into Athletics Middle later and verify it out. It’ll be a “Best 10,” for certain.

IN THE Spotlight: Acevedo enhanced to 21-2 and decreased her Period to 1.22. She only struck two, but walked a single and was by no means threatened, limiting the heart of of the UF order (Kendra Falby, Hannah Adams, Wallace, Echols and Reagan Walsh, hitting 1-as a result of-5) to a 1-for-12 afternoon.

STAGGERING STATISTIC: The Gators were being shut out twice in a WCWS for the first time in software record (11 journeys).

UP Subsequent

The offseason. Florida (49-19) won one of a few games listed here at OKC, which was greater than the Gators’ two-and-out demonstrating past time they have been below in 2019. UF, keep in mind, completed fifth in the Southeastern Conference, but finished up currently being the lone league staff to get to the WCWS Collection — the team’s 11th appearance here in the past 14 seasons — and did it for the initially time in program background by profitable a Super Regional on the highway. In the meantime, tip a hat to Adams, Lugo and Lindsey, each of whom performed their ultimate a few video games for the Gators.


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