GAINSVILLE, Fla — With multiple runs in its final two at bats 6th-ranked Florida was able to break free from 7th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball for a 6-0 win in the opening game of a three-game weekend series between the two Top 10 programs at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
The Gators (17-2) collected an RBI single in their first at bat, then turned to its defense to preserve the lead until the late-game tallies.
The hosts turned a pair of double plays and worked out of a bases loaded situation when Louisiana (12-5) threatened between the second and fourth innings of a 1-0 contest.
A two-out, RBI single from Sophia Reynoso in the fourth inning gave the Gators added breathing room before two-run frames in the fifth and sixth inning stretched out the lead.
Taylor Roman led the Ragin’ Cajuns at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance. Kendall Talley reached base all three of her plate appearances, being hit by pitch twice and drawing a walk.
Megan Kleist was charged with all six of the Gators’ runs during her 5-1/3 innings in the circle. Katie Chronister, who entered in relief in the fourth inning, picked up the win.