Softball can be as strange as baseball, which is the only explanation for Florida's 9-1 loss to LSU in the SEC Softball semifinals. Florida could only manage four hits as LSU pounded the Gators' pitching staff. The loss eliminated Florida in the one-and-done tournament.
The Tigers started hot, scoring six runs in the first three innings, chasing starter Stephanie Brombacher. She allowed four runs in 2.1 innings, on three hits and three walks. Ensley Gammel wasn't much better, allowing six hits, two earned runs and another pair of unearned runs in 1.1 innings. The Gators didn't help their cause with three errors either.
UF's bats were silent, thanks to LSU pitcher Cody Trahan. The Gators did manage three walks, but the big bats were not around. Michelle Moultre was the only Gator with multiple hits, but three and four hitters Francesca Enea and Brittany Schutte were combined 0-5.
Florida will now have to wait for the brackets to see if they earn a top 8 seed and a home series in the Super Regionals.