There’s only one SEC game going on during the middle of the week, and it goes down on Wednesday night.
Intriguingly enough, it’s a titanic encounter. The No. 1 Florida Gators will be battling their in-state rivals as they travel up to Tallahassee to take on the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles.
This epic collision between the top two ranked teams in the country should prove to be a dandy. The Gators and Seminoles have already met once before this season. Back on April 12, UF got the better of FSU, winning a battle of attrition by the score of 1-0. Kayli Kvistad was the hero in that game as she came away with the only RBI all night, as she hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th inning.
Delanie Gourley and Kelly Barnhill were dominant that night in the circle. Gourley allowed four hits over five innings with no earned runs, no walks and seven strikeouts and Barnhill pitched two innings with no hits allowed, just one walk and three strikeouts. UF will obviously be hoping for similar results this time around up in the state capital.
Ones to watch for on FSU’s end include Jessica Warren and Morgan Klaevemann. Warren is the team’s leading hitter in damn near every category. She leads in BA (.454), runs scored (55), hits (64), triples (4), home runs (19), RBI (62), total bases (142), OBP (.573), SLG (1.007), OPS (1.580) and walks (31). Needless to say, she’s the star hitter on the team and one to fear in the lineup. Klaevemann is no slouch herself though. She’s hitting a robust .442 on the year with 69 total bases, a SLG of .500 and an OBP of .522. She’s stolen 33 bases this year on 37 attempts, so should she get aboard, she’ll certainly be a threat on the basepaths.
Time: 7 p.m.
How to watch: ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN