Sunday Softball Showdown: Tide vs Gators

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Florida Gators showed they don't have
to hit home runs to generate offense at the Women's College World
Series.

Cheyenne Coyle, Aja Paculba, Tiffany DeFelice and Michelle
Moultrie all had RBI singles as the nation's top home run-hitting
team moved into the semifinals by beating California 5-2 on
Saturday night. Florida will play Alabama on Sunday.

The Gators had homered twice in each of their first two World
Series games to push their NCAA-best total to 114 this season. This
time they got timely base hits and capitalized on a series of
fielding mistakes by Cal shortstop Britt Vonk.

Vonk's errant flip to third on Coyle's third-inning infield
single allowed the Gators to tie it at 2, and Paculba followed with
a clean single to put Florida ahead to stay. The Gators tacked on
runs in the fourth and fifth on two more infield singles hit to
Vonk.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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