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Chomping at Bits: Florida softball falls in extra innings at Florida State

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Kelly Barnhill set Florida’s single game strikeout record in the loss.

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Florida softball falls in extra innings at Florida State: The top-ranked Gators dropped last night’s game to the second-ranked Seminoles, in what turned out to be the second longest game ever between the two programs (10.1 innings). FSU defeated UF, 3-1, after a walk-off home run by Alex Powers. That was the first home run allowed by Kelly Barnhill all season, and ended her scoreless innings streak at 51. In the loss, Barnhill set a Florida single game strikeout record (21) and pitched her longest game (10.1 innings). (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators; Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

UF baseball bests Jacksonville: Florida won their sixth game in a row last night, picking up a 6-2 win over the Dolphins. Those six consecutive wins make for the Gators’ longest win streak of the season. Christian Hicks hit two home runs in the victory. Florida limited Jacksonville to just four hits. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Meet incoming Florida freshman Brad Stewart: The defensive back discusses his recruitment and why he became a Gator. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Jim McElwain discusses incoming recruits: At a Polk County Gator boosters event, Florida’s head coach discussed freshmen signees James Robinson and Ventrell Miller. (Brady Fredericksen, Gainesville Sun)

Steve Spurrier on Florida’s quarterbacks: Spurrier discusses Feleipe Franks and Kadarius Toney. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

A look at some 2018 Florida men’s basketball targets: Mike White and company have interest in several four and five-star 2018 prospects. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Gator lacrosse to open Big East tournament play: Florida won the regular season league title outright already this season, for the third time, and now will look to pick up the conference’s tournament title. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

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