Florida softball vs. Virginia Tech in NCAA tournament

The Florida Gators softball team faces the Virginia Tech Hokies this weekend in an NCAA super-regional tournament. The winner takes one of eight spots in the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City beginning June 2.

UF (46-16, 13-11 in the SEC) is the 14th seed in the NCAA softball tournament. Virginia Tech (45-8, 21-2 in ACC) is the No. 3 seed.

In Game 1, Emma Ritter hit two home runs and Cameron Fagan added another to give the Hokies a 6-0 lead after four innings. Rain in Blacksburg, Virginia, forced play to be suspended until 10 am Saturday, when Keely Rochard finished his shutout for a Virginia Tech win.

Game 2 is scheduled to start at noon. The Gators have one of the fastest teams in softball, led by Skylar Wallace and his 50 steals. The Hokies boast a strong pitching staff led by Keely Rochard and freshman Emma Lemley, both with sub-2.00 ERAs.

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