Women's College World Series: Florida's season ends with loss to UCLA
Florida couldn’t stay alive in the elimination bracket on Sunday at the Women’s College World Series against UCLA.
A day after Oklahoma State All-America lefty Kelly Maxwell turned in a three-hit shutout, as she struck out 9 nine and walked 2 to knock off Florida, 2-0, the Gators were shut out again, 4-0. That meant that Florida’s season ended with a 49-19 record. In both games, Florida’s opponents cooled the Gators’ bats, which came in red hot and kept it going with a win over Oregon State to open the WCWS behind their sixth double-digit base hit effort in 7 tournament games.
Sunday’s game ended with a bases-clearing line drive to the right-center field gap for the Bruins to end the game in walk-off fashion, 8-0. Florida’s pitchers struggled with control, as they gave up 7 walks in the loss.
UCLA scored a run in the second inning, and 3 runs in the fourth inning to hand the Gators their second loss in the Oklahoma City event. It wasn’t without some stellar defense, as Florida’s Katie Kistler made her latest stellar catch in the outfield to rob the Bruins of a home run.
Gators 0 | Bruins 1
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