Following a series loss to Mississippi State last weekend Florida, who sits at .500 in conference play, enters the SEC Conference Softball Tournament as a six seed.
In beginning its postseason ventures, the Gators will take on the No. 11 seed South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday May 8that 1:30 p.m. in College Station.
When predicting the outcome of the matchup, Florida undoubtedly has the edge considering they’ve won each of the last 11 meetings with South Carolina, with the Gators last loss to the Gamecocks coming in 2013.
However, with that being said, as any college sports fan may know, postseason play in any sports brings out the biggest surprises. It will be absolutely imperative that the Gators don’t allow their track record of success to make them complacent when lining up against the Gamecocks.
Fortunately, Tim Walton and his talented group typically don’t struggle with things such as complacency and they should,in my eyes, escape round one of the tournament with a win over South Carolina. This will put them in a game with No. 3 seed LSU, who started the tournament with a bye, on Thursday May 9that 12 p.m..
The postseason of college softball is always interesting to watch because it all rides on who gets hot at the right time. While this hasn’t been the most successful team Florida has had in recent years, it still stands as a very talented one that has struggled with consistency this spring. However, if the Gators can get firing on all cylinders, the potential for a deep run in the post season is absolutely possible.