Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Colleges

UF, FSU advance to softball Super Region round

Two-time defending national champion Florida and No. 8 seed Florida State clinched berths in the NCAA softball Super Region round by winning region titles Sunday.

Aleshia Ocasio threw a three-hitter for the top-seeded Gators (56-5), who shut out UCF 8-0 in the Gainesville Region final. Florida recorded its 10th straight shutout in region play dating to 2013.

The Gators host SEC rival Georgia, the winner of the Athens Region, next weekend in the best-of-three Super Region round. The eight Super Region winners advance to the College World Series, June 2-8 in Oklahoma City.

The Knights (38-22) stranded two runners in the third inning and got no closer to scoring.

FSU (51-8) defeated South Carolina 2-1 in the Tallahassee Region thanks to two runs in the sixth. Sydney Broderick's single scored former Alonso High standout Jessica Warren for the winning run.

The Seminoles host Lexington Region winner Utah in the Super Region round.

Women's golf: FSU shot 10-over 298 and was the last team to make the cut for today's 15-team final round of stroke play at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore. At 883, the Seminoles edged Tennessee by two strokes for 15th. Florida (17th place, 296—886) and Miami (21st, 299—890) were eliminated. The top eight after today reach the match-play quarterfinals.

Lacrosse: Tampa (15-3) lost to No. 1 seed and host Limestone College 13-10 in the Division II men's semifinals in Gaffney, S.C. Freshman Andrew Kew scored five goals, finishing the year with 62, tying UT's single-season record by Jake Rooney in 2014.

Baseball: USF is the No. 7 seed in this week's American Athletic Conference tournament at Bright House Field in Clearwater; the Bulls (23-31) open the double-elimination tournament Wednesday against East Carolina. … FSU (34-19) is the No. 4 seed for the ACC tourney in Durham, N.C., and opens Wednesday against N.C. State. Miami is the top seed (see For the record, left, for schedules).

Tennis: Florida (21-7) lost 4-0 to No. 1 seed Virginia in the NCAA men's quarterfinals in Tulsa, Okla.

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