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Florida tops Oregon in softball World Series

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hannah Rogers pitched a three-hitter as Florida beat top seed Oregon 4-0 Friday in the softball World Series. She walked one and struck out five.

UF (52-12) got a deep homer from Bailey Castro to lead off the second. Castro came through again in the third with a two-out RBI single. The damage continued for Oregon (55-8) later in the inning when a ball lost in the sun was dropped, allowing two more Gators to score.

Oregon's Cheridan Hawkins, who one-hit Florida State on Thursday, allowed four runs on five hits in 31/3 innings.

Fifth-seeded Florida's next game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday. No. 8 FSU (55-8) plays No. 13 Baylor (47-15) at noon in an elimination game in the double-elimination tournament.

SEC threatens potential move to 'Division IV'

The Southeastern Conference sent a strong message to the NCAA: provide the Big Five some autonomy or they'll form their own division. Commissioner Mike Slive said if the Big Five conferences — including the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 — don't get the flexibility needed to create their own bylaws, the next step would be to move to "Division IV." "It's not something we want to do," Slive said. "We want to the ability to have autonomy in areas that has a nexus to the well-being of student athletes. I am somewhat optimistic it will pass, but if it doesn't, our league would certainly want to move to a Division IV. My colleagues, I can't speak for anybody else, but I'd be surprised if they didn't feel the same way."

Football: Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas was arrested in his hometown of Broken Arrow late Wednesday on felony complaints of armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill, police said. Thomas, 18, and three others are accused of robbing a man at gunpoint, then firing a gun at the victim as the victim drove away. Thomas was moved early Friday to the Tulsa jail, where he is being held on a $125,000 bond, An arraignment is set for June 6.

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