Nothing said at Saturday night’s press conference indicated that the UF softball team was disappointed in how its season ended, but it was evident.
Florida right fielder Jaimie Hoover slapped a ground ball to third base, turned and sprinted down the first-base line. Down two runs, the junior batted in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and put all of her energy into running the 60 feet to beat out the play. She was caught a step short.
The Florida Gators (55-9) arrived in Oklahoma City as the No. 2 overall seed and the favorite in their Women’s College World Series bracket to advance to the championship round.
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