Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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.

UF, FSU advance to softball Super Region round 05/22/16 [Last modified: Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Life sentence for man convicted in killing of brother of Bucs' Kwon Alexander

    Bucs

    An Alabama man who shot and killed the 17-year-old brother of Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander in 2015 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, the Anniston (Ala.) Star reported.

  2. Rays journal: Blake Snell continues roll in win over Cubs (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was still a game in the fifth inning when LHP Blake Snell walked the leadoff batter, then allowed a single. One swing by the Cubs' Ian Happ (22 home runs) could put a dent in the Rays' three-run lead.

    Blake Snell allows just two hits in pitching seven scoreless innings.
  3. Remember him? Numbers prove Ben Zobrist is one of greatest Rays of all time

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The first foray back to the Trop by the best manager the Rays have had obscured the second return visit by arguably the second-best player in franchise history.

    Figures.

    Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) grounds into a double play to end the top of the third inning of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Cubs game

    The Heater

    One success story of this lost season is the emergence of LHP Blake Snell as the frontline starter the Rays projected. After a rough start and two demotions, he has been rolling, Wednesday's solid seven innings making him 4-0, 2.57 in his past eight starts.

  5. Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Camden Yards, Baltimore

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Orioles

    7:05, Camden Yards, Baltimore

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM; 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    This is a 2017 photo of Matt Andriese of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)