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Chomping at Bits: Gator softball has six-win weekend; Kelly Barnhill tosses perfect game

The sensational junior threw the eighth perfect game in UF history a day after hurling a no-hitter.

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Gator softball has perfect weekend: Florida rolled in this weekend’s Aquafina Invitational in Gainesville. The Gators ran away with two victories on Friday, a 7-2 triumph over Maryland and a 10-1 win over Illinois State. Saturday saw Florida cruise past two more opponents, racking up a second win over Maryland (12-0) and one over Iowa State (8-0). The Gators kept it going on Sunday with two more wins, a 3-0 triumph over the Cyclones and an 8-0 victory which saw Kelly Barnhill throw the first perfect game of her career. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Florida baseball takes series over Miami: The Gators won their first two in Coral Gables, dropping the series finale (which was their first loss of the season). Florida took the first game in the series with a 7-3 Friday win and followed that with an 8-2 series clinching win on Saturday. In Sunday’s game, the Gators’ offense slumped in a 2-0 loss to the Hurricanes. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

More on Florida men’s basketball’s win over Auburn: The Gators picked up a much needed W on Saturday night, in large part due to a fine performance from KeVaughn Allen. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

UF women’s basketball slotted as No. 11 seed in SEC tournament: The Gators ended their season Sunday with a loss to No. 19 Georgia. Florida begins tournament play Wednesday with Ole Miss. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

UF gymnastics wins Link to Pink meet: But it wasn’t all good news for the Gators as All-American senior Kennedy Baker suffered a season-ending injury. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators; Jim Harvin, Gainesville Sun)

Florida lacrosse notches comeback overtime win over Loyola: The Gators faced a two goal deficit with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. (Dustin Ciraco, Florida Gators)

Women’s tennis has winning weekend: Florida went west and defeated Saint Mary’s and Stanford this weekend. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

UF track and field win pair of individual SEC titles: Grant Holloway repeated as the 60-meter hurdles champion and Clayton Brown won the triple jump title. Florida finished third in the men’s standings and sixth on the women’s side. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

SEC and UF administrators looking for ways to fill stadiums: College football attendance was down across the board in 2017. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

Florida has successful Junior Day: The Gators added two new commits to their 2019 class. Their commitment tweets are below. We’ll also have more on this later. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

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