WCWS Highlights: Florida 6 – Alabama 3

06/04/2014

Hannah Rogers InterviewOKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Florida jumped all over Jaclyn Traina early and held on for a 6-3 victory over Alabama as the Gators’ captured their first-ever softball national championship.

Kristi Merritt and Stephanie Tofft each went deep for Florida, with Merritt’s three-run shot the big blow for the Gators in a four-run second inning that chased Traina from the game.

Florida led 5-1 after the second and held on after that, with Alabama only really threatening with a bases loaded situation in the fourth when relief pitcher Delanie Gourley got Kallie Case to ground out to end the inning and end the threat.

Star pitcher Hannah Rogers, who tossed a shutout on Monday night, didn’t get the start for Florida, but she finished off the victory with two solid innings of work.

Kevin Kugler and Leah Amico called the action from ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

(Jadyn Spencer drives in a run and Alabama leads 1-0)

0

(Stephanie Tofft ties the game at 1-1 with a solo shot)

1

(Kelsey Stewart’s RBI single makes it 2-1)

2

(Kirsti Merritt lines one over the wall for a three-run homer and a 5-1 lead)

3

(Kaila Hunt’s HR cuts the deficit to 5-2)

4

(Kallie Case grounds out with the bases loaded in the fourth to end an Alabama rally)

5

(The final call as Florida wins the national championship)

6

(Hannah Rogers’ postgame interview with Leah Amico)

7

(Kirsti Merritt’s postgame interview with Leah Amico)

8

(Head coach Tim Walton’s postgame interview with Leah Amico)

9

(Postgame recap from Kevin Kugler and Leah Amico)

10

Comments Closed

Comments are closed.

Most Recent NCAA Posts

DSC_0013_640

PHOTO GALLERY: Virginia wins the CWS

25 June 2015 Comments are off for this post.
OMAHA, NE – The Virginia Cavaliers are national champions of college baseball for the very first time – check our Facebook page for a gallery of images from the celebration!
Read More »
11
CWS Finals Baseball

CWS Highlights: Virginia wins first-ever NCAA baseball title

25 June 2015 Comments are off for this post.
OMAHA, NE – For the first time in school history, the Virginia Cavaliers are the champions of college baseball after defeating Vanderbilt 4-2 in the deciding game at the 2015 College World Series. Brandon Waddell gave up a pair of runs early, but that was all the Commodores could manage…
Read More »
12
Josh Sborz

CWS Highlights: Virginia 3 – Vanderbilt 0

24 June 2015 Comments are off for this post.
OMAHA, NE – For the second straight year, Vanderbilt and Virginia are going to a winner-take-all deciding game at the College World Series as the Cavaliers downed the Commodores 3-0 on Tuesday night. Adam Haseley and Josh Sborz combined to shut out Vandy, allowing just seven hits along the way.…
Read More »
13
Will Toffey

CWS Highlights: Vanderbilt 5 – Virginia 1

22 June 2015 Comments are off for this post.
OMAHA, NE – Carson Fulmer pitched seven and two-thirds scoreless innings and the Vanderbilt bats did the rest as the Commodores moved within one win of back-to-back NCAA baseball championships with a 5-1 win over Virginia on Monday night. Connor Jones matched Fulmer most of the way, until running into…
Read More »
14
Dansby Swanson Vanderbilt

CWS Preview: Interviews with coaches and players

22 June 2015 Comments are off for this post.
OMAHA, NE – For just the third time in College World Series history, the best-of-three championship series will be a rematch from a year ago. Last June, Vanderbilt got the best of Virginia in an exciting series that went the distance. What will happen when the Commodores and the Cavaliers…
Read More »
15
Josh Sborz, Matt Thaiss

CWS Highlights: Virginia 5 – Florida 4

21 June 2015 Comments are off for this post.
OMAHA, NE – For the second straight year, it’ll be Vanderbilt versus Virginia for the baseball national championship. Kenny Towns had an RBI sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to give the Cavaliers a 5-4 victory over Florida on Saturday night. The best-of-three championship series begins Monday night. Kevin Kugler…
Read More »
16
Dansby Swanson, Jason Delay, Ryan Johnson

CWS Highlights: Vanderbilt 7 – TCU 1

19 June 2015 Comments are off for this post.
OMAHA, NE – For a second straight season, the Commodores of Vanderbilt will have a chance to win a baseball national championships. The defending champs are perfect in Omaha so far this year, after defeating TCU 7-1 to advance to the best-of-three final. The Commodores will face either Florida or…
Read More »
17
Ryan Larson, Danny Young

CWS Highlights: Florida 10 – Virginia 5

19 June 2015 Comments are off for this post.
OMAHA, NE – Florida scored four runs in the third and another five in the sixth to down Virginia 10-5 and force a deciding game between the teams on Saturday. Gators shortstop Richie Martin led the way with three hits and a pair of RBIs as Florida handed the Cavaliers…
Read More »
18