Florida Softball

Florida 4, Michigan 1: Women College World Series FINAL

Game Scoring Summary

UF 1-0
Haeger singled to center field, RBI (1-1 KB); DeWitt advanced to third; Stewart scored.
UF 3-0
Schwarz singled to left field, advanced to second on the throw, 2 RBI (0-0); Haeger scored; DeWitt scored.
UF 4-0
Stewart doubled to left field, RBI (3-2 BBBKF); McLean scored.
UF 4-1
Romero singled to center field, RBI (0-0); Ramirez advanced to second; Blanco scored.


OKLAHOMA CITY – Defending national champion Florida will look to steal another NCAA Softball crown when they face Michigan in the decisive Game 3 of the Women’s College World Series finals on Wednesday night.

The game will get underway at 8 p.m. ET at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, here in Oklahoma City.


Live stats and scoreboard updates will also be available on the NCAA.com website. Live GameCast will be available as well.

Following the game, the College World Series Trophy Presentation will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.

The top-seeded Gators (59-7, 18-5 SEC) were hoping to close out the series and lift back-to-back crowns, but the No. 3 seeded Wolverines scored early Tuesday evening and then shutout the SEC champions for a 1-0 win to force the winner take all third game.

Senior lefthander Haylie Wagner made a first-inning run and then allowed just six hits with no walks and five strikeouts to collect her fourth shutout of the season.

“Defense starts on the mound,” Michigan coach Carol Hutchins said.

“Haylie Wagner was just one-pitch focused, one-pitch focused, and I couldn’t be prouder of her.”

“I just think today was a pitcher’s duel,” said Florida’s Lauren Haeger. “I mean, credit to [Wagner], she did a really good job on both sides.

“Honestly, we had runners in scoring position. They did too. They just got the hit when they needed it.”

Florida is 21-12 all-time at the Women’s College World Series, and making its fourth appearance in the championship series, but the bookies are slightly leaning towards the 2005 national champion, Michigan, to pull off another upset and win the title.

Meanwhile, a victory for the Gators in the series decider, would see them becoming only the third program in NCAA Softball history to secure back-to-back national title.

Wednesday night’s Game 3 will will be broadcast live on ESPN.

The live coverage on ESPN will be led by Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Jessica Mendoza (analysis), Michele Smith (analysis), Curt Schilling (analysis) and Holly Rowe (reporting).


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