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Tampa advances in Division II softball South Region

TAMPA — Former Riverview High standout Kayleen Boatwright tripled and scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh, propelling Tampa past Delta State 3-2 in the first round of the Division II South Region softball tournament Friday at Naimoli Family Stadium.

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Former East Bay High player Kayla Cox tossed a two-hitter for UT (32-6), which faces Valdosta State (41-13) at 1 today.

At Houston, Louisville senior Katie Keller's grand slam helped chase conference pitcher of the year Sara Nevins in the second inning of the Cardinals' 8-0 rout of USF in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. USF (41-15) awaits Sunday's NCAA tournament selection show.

FSU in final: Top seed Florida State reached the ACC softball tournament final in College Park, Md., defeating North Carolina 9-1 in a five-inning game shortened by the mercy rule. The Seminoles (49-6) face Notre Dame, a 9-6 winner over Virginia Tech, in today's final (2 p.m., ESPN2).

Gators get transfer: Former Virginia tight end/receiver Jake McGee transferred to Florida and will attend classes starting Monday. McGee graduated in the spring, so he is eligible to play this fall. Last year he led Virginia with 43 catches and 395 yards.

tennis: Host Florida defeated South Carolina State 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament. Oklahoma State defeated USF 4-0. UF (20-5) faces Oklahoma State today.

Tressel presidency: Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was named president at Youngstown State, where he was head coach from 1986-2000 and won four I-AA national titles.

Basketball: Oregon dismissed Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin, who were investigated but not charged in a sexual assault case.

Staff writer Antonya English and Times wires contributed to this report.

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