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Huskies Fall To Gators In Three Games

It took all day and the Huskies fought hard, but they ultimately fell to Florida in the bottom of the 5th in game three.

They were playing from behind all day. They entered game two trailing in the series by a game, and got behind in game two at 1-0, and then again at 3-2. But a Kaitlin Inglesby home run put the Huskies ahead for good, and her strong effort in the circle allowed the Huskies to eke out a hard fought 4-3 victory and force a series deciding game against Florida.

The rubber match was nothing short of an odyssey. The game started on ESPN, and the Gators jumped on Bryana Walker to go up 4-0. Then the rain and lightning set in, and the delays that come along with them. The game came back on, and went back to a delay, and by the time all was said and done it was shown on four separate channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, and ESPNU) and it took nearly 7 hours from the first pitch to the last, with the last being a three run home run that put Florida up 8-0 in the bottom of the 5th. This of course activated the mercy rule for the second time in the series, and denied the Huskies from reaching the World Series.

The star of the super regional was Florida's Hannah Rogers. The Dawgs couldn't hit much of anything that she threw at them, as she tossed 10 scoreless innings out of 10 and her team coasted to a combined 17-0 margin in the two games she pitched. The Husky pitching was simply not what it had been for the majority of the season.