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Chomping at Bits: Florida softball sweeps series with Rebels; baseball slams South Carolina

Florida’s softball team swept Ole Miss without allowing a run, and a JJ Schwarz grand slam led the baseball Gators to a series win.

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Gator softball sweeps weekend series with Ole Miss: Florida triumphed over the Rebels in their final home SEC series of the season. The No. 1 Gators opened the weekend with a 2-0 defeat of No. 18 Ole Miss on Friday, with Kelly Barnhill tying her season strikeout high (16). Florida followed up that win with another on Saturday, recording a 3-0 victory to clinch the series - which marked the 11th straight SEC series victory for the Gators. Florida concluded the series sweep on Sunday with a 5-0 decision over the Rebels. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators; Jim Harvin, Gainesville Sun)

Florida baseball takes series over South Carolina: The Gators started off the three-game top-25 match-up with a 1-0 win on Thursday night, behind an inspired pitching performance from Alex Faedo. The Gamecocks evened the series with the Gators however, with a 4-2 South Carolina victory on Friday. In that game, Brady Singer allowed his first home run in his Florida career - a career which spanned 108.1 innings. The Gators rebounded to take the series on Saturday when JJ Schwarz hit a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to guide Florida to a 7-5 victory. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

UF women’s tennis drops SEC Tournament title match to Vanderbilt: The top-ranked and third-seeded Gators fell to the top-seeded and second-ranked Commodores, 4-3, on Sunday. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)

How Egor Koulechov fits in at Florida: A look at the Rice graduate transfer and his potential role with the Gators. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gator lacrosse routs Temple, clinches share of regular season Big East title: Florida gave the Owls their first home loss of the season in Saturday’s 15-5 win. The Gators will face Georgetown this weekend, with a chance to outright win the regular season title, as well as the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big East Tournament. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)

Florida men’s golf falls in SEC Tournament semifinal: The Gators were bested by Vanderbilt in the semifinal match play round. (Turner F. Street, Florida Gators)

SEC graduate transfer rule “will come up” at SEC spring meetings: SEC commissioner Greg Sankey reiterated that the SEC, which is currently the only conference with such a rule, could look at changing it. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

In case you thought the weather-related rescheduling animosity between Florida and LSU was over... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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