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Softball Takes First Game; Baseball Starts Against Bethune-Cookman

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No. 1 Gator Softball moves into the winner's bracket after a 3-0 defeat of No. 9 Arizona at the Women's College World Series. After the Wildcats had two hits in the first, pitcher Stacey Nelson shut the door while Francesca Enea and Megan Bush added homers. The ESPN crew broadcasting spent much of the game impressed by Nelson. Apparently they were unaware she has won FORTY GAMES. Nelson's 7 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 12 K is what she has been doing all season. Nelson and the Gators get No. 5 Michigan Friday night.

No. 8 Gator Baseball (39-20) begins NCAA play Friday night against Bethune-Cookman (32-26). While Bethune is the fourth seed in the regional, they will throw down. Their starter is Hiram Burgos (6-3, 3.73) who has 88 K in 72.1 IP. He also threw six scoreless against Miami on May 8. This is no slouch. Florida's starter will be determined today.