Rack up another national title by an SEC School as the Lady Gators from Florida won the Women’s College World Series Title. Senior right-handed pitcher Hannah Rogers did not start Tuesday night’s game for the Florida Gators, but her steady hand and tremendous command closed out the final two innings of the Women’s College World Series Championship Series, helping Florida softball (55-12) earn the first National Championship in program history on the back of a 6-3 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide (53-13). According to OnlyGators.com Florida outscored its opponents 81-10 in the 2014 NCAA Tournament with eight shutouts and six run-rule victories.
Three SEC softball teams advanced in the NCAA Super Regionals to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City on Sunday, as Florida beat Washington by a score of 8-0, while Kentucky won a pair on Sunday against UCLA 7-3 and 7-1 to reach the promised land of college softball. The two squads join the Lady Crimson Tide of Alabama in Oklahoma City to give this year’s tournament a definite SEC flavor.
The Connecticut Huskies controlled the tempo after overcoming an early 7-0 deficit and hung on to defeat the Florida Gators 63-53 in Saturday’s first Final Four game, and secured a spot in Monday night’s National Championship game.
One Final Four game as set, as the Florida Gators will face the Connecticut Huskies, whom downed the Michigan State Spartans by the score of 60-54 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half. He hit three huge free throws with 37.6 seconds left to carry UConn to the Final Four.
(1) Florida will play (7) UConn in the Final Four as the Huskies just beat (4) Michigan State 60-54.