Top-seeded Florida surged with a seven-run third inning to defeat South Alabama 9-1 in the Gainesville Regional, ending the Jaguars' season and advancing to the Super Regionals. South Alabama's Bailey Welch went 2-for-2 and scored the team's lone run. Florida was led by Korbe Otis, Jocelyn Erickson, and Reagan Walsh, each contributing two hits. South Alabama finishes the season with a 34-20-1 record. Despite the loss, head coach Becky Clark commended the team's effort and leadership, particularly praising the seniors' contributions to the program.

By the Numbers
  • Florida's record: 49-12
  • South Alabama's record: 34-20-1
  • Olivia Lackie ended her career with 903 strikeouts
State of Play
  • Florida advances to the Super Regionals
  • South Alabama's season concludes
  • Bailey Welch and Odalys Cordova ended their collegiate careers on a positive note
What's Next

Florida will prepare for the Super Regionals next weekend, aiming to continue their run towards a national title. South Alabama will look ahead to rebuilding and preparing for the next season, focusing on integrating new talent and leveraging the leadership qualities shown by this year's seniors.

Bottom Line

Florida's explosive third inning was pivotal, securing their place in the Super Regionals and closing the chapter on South Alabama's season. Despite the defeat, the Jaguars showcased a season marked by resilience, strong leadership, and notable individual performances.