Stephanie Gonzalez's clutch RBI double and Brooklynn Bockhaus' game-ending throw secured South Alabama's win over Florida Atlantic in the Gainesville Regional opener. Olivia Lackie's stellar pitching led to her ninth shutout of the season. Despite South Alabama's offensive struggles, their defense and strategic plays carried them to a 1-0 victory, advancing them to face Florida in the next round.

By the Numbers
  • Olivia Lackie recorded her ninth shutout of the season.
  • Mackenzie Brasher stole two bases, bringing her total to 27 this spring.
  • Stephanie Gonzalez's decisive RBI came after an 0-for-9 stretch with runners in scoring position.
Yes, But

Despite the win, head coach Becky Clark acknowledged that the team could have performed better and missed several opportunities to capitalize on their offensive plays.

State of Play
  • South Alabama will face top-seeded Florida in the regional's next game.
  • Olivia Lackie is one shutout away from tying the Sun Belt Conference record.
  • The Jaguars have improved to a 5-1 record in regional opening games.
What's Next

South Alabama will need to elevate their game against Florida, with emphasis on better offensive execution and maintaining their strong defensive strategies to advance further in the regional.

Bottom Line

South Alabama's blend of timely hitting and defensive prowess, highlighted by Gonzalez and Bockhaus' pivotal plays, propelled them to a critical win despite offensive inconsistencies. Their next matchup against Florida will test their ability to refine and sustain this performance.