Two games went in the books on Wednesday, and it’s probably not a stretch to say the expected results went down.
UNC was able to defeat South Carolina 7-3, while 10th-ranked Alabama took down North Florida 2-0. The Gamecocks held tight with the Tar Heels up until the bottom of the fifth when they exploded for three runs. A 3-run homer by Katelyn Shifflett was the bringer of damage that inning, and was followed up with insurance in the ensuing frame with a Kendra Lynch double.
Alyssa VanDerveer and Mackenzie Boesel were the ladies credited with RBI for the Gamecocks in the loss.
Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide were able to bring it home thanks to fantastic pitching by Sydney Littlejohn and Alexis Osorio. The dynamic duo pitched a shutout, as Littlejohn struck out 10 while the star in Osorio whiffed all five batters she faced. Bailey Hemphill picked up her first triple and Caroline Hardy hit her first homer of the year.
Softball Schedule - February 23
|BYU vs. Georgia||1 p.m.|
|New Mexico State vs. LSU||1:30 p.m.|
|Bethune-Cookman vs. LSU||4 p.m.|
|Tennessee vs. Oklahoma||6 p.m.|
|Long Beach State vs. Texas A&M||6 p.m.|
|North Dakota vs. Auburn||7 p.m.|
|Georgia vs. UCLA||8:30 p.m.|
|Florida State vs. Texas A&M||8:30 p.m.|
|Notre Dame vs. Mizzou||9 p.m.|
|UC Santa Barbara vs. Tennessee||11 p.m.|
|Texas vs. Mizzou||11:30 p.m.|
It’s a busy day... and unfortunately, none of the games will be available on TV. You can watch some via FloSoftball.com, but that’s a subscription service so none of the games will be provided through cable operators, etc.
Nevertheless, the show will go on. Three Top 25 matchups are scheduled for the day. No. 5 Oklahoma faces No. 13 Tennessee, No. 12 Georgia squares off with No. 4 UCLA and No. 1 Florida State battles with No. 18 Texas A&M.
Elsewhere, Georgia will also be facing BYU, Tennessee will see UC Santa Barbara and Texas A&M also faces off with Long Beach State. No. 2 Auburn will face North Dakota, while LSU has a doubleheader against New Mexico State and Bethune-Cookman. Rounding things out will 22nd-ranked Missouri, who will battle with Notre Dame and Texas.