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Chomping at Bits: Bethune-Cookman forces deciding game with Florida baseball

The Wildcats defeated the Gators for the first time ever yesterday, setting up a winner-take-all regional showdown this afternoon.

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Florida baseball upset by Bethune-Cookman; Gators take on Wildcats again today for regional title: Last night Florida was defeated by Bethune-Cookman, 6-2, with the Wildcats snapping their all-time losing streak to the Gators. Florida was 31-0 all-time against Bethune-Cookman prior to Sunday’s game. The Wildcats have reached a regional final for the first time in school history. The two programs will face off at 4:00 p.m. today in the Gainesville Regional championship game, with a Super Regional berth on the line. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

UF tennis player Belinda Woolcock named 2017 Honda Sport Award nominee: The Honda Sport Award is presented annually to the top women athletes in 12 sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics." Florida gymnast Alex McMurtry picked up the award for gymnastics earlier this season. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Delanie Gourley stars in Gators’ WCWS semifinal victory: The senior left-hander had never started a WCWS game before Sunday’s win against Washington - though she had played a key role in the WCWS before, including closing out Florida’s clinching game against Alabama for the Gators’ first championship crown in 2014. The Gators take on Oklahoma tonight in the first game of the WCWS finals. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Florida softball’s Oklahoma connections: Florida head coach Tim Walton played on the 1994 and 1995 Oklahoma baseball teams, and won a national championship with the 1994 squad. After graduating, he served on the OU softball staff, under current Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso, for four years. UF pitching coach Jennifer Rocha played at Oklahoma from 1996 to 1998, and served as a graduate assistant at OU after ending her collegiate playing career. Gasso was also the coach during Rocha’s time with the Sooners. (Brooke Pryor, The Oklahoman)

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