Your No. 1 Florida Gators are in the Women's College World Series Championship Series thanks to an epic walk-grand slam by Ali Gardiner to defeat Alabama 6-5. The Best Dressed Women In Gainesville begin play for their first National Championship tonight against No. 3 Washington, in a best of three series.
Gardiner's home run was just another example of how the Gators find ways to win. When you win 63 games, not all of them can be 10-0 wins. While Gator fans should be concerned that UF has scored so much with the long ball in Oklahoma City, Gardiner's homer came when UF found ways to get on base. Not only that, Stephanie Brombacher had to pitch two shutout innings after Stacey Nelson was pulled.
We will know soon enough if Florida is a great team, joining the 2006-07 basketball teams and 2006, 2008 football teams. Also, welcome to Championship Mode.