Win: Chronister (6-0)
Loss: Holloway (1-2)
Save: Hightower (1)
Following Saturday’s 5-1 win over Louisville, Florida southpaw Katie Chronister dealt a gem, The Gainesville native picked up her fifth win already this season while racking up a career-high eight strikeouts.
McNeese State: 0-1-0
Win: Hightower (5-0)
Loss: Edwards (1-1)
Following seven scoreless innings, Florida second baseman Hannah Adams hit a walk-off solo shot over the right-center-field wall as the Gators prevailed in extras.
Florida right-hander Natalie Lugo retired the first 10 batters she faced before an error on Adams yielded the first McNeese State baserunner. Barring a leadoff double in the top of the fifth, Lugo dealt a no-hitter across 5 1/3 frames until junior right-hander Elizabeth Hightower entered the circle in relief.
Hightower cruised through the final eight batters; she struck out the side in the top of the eighth before Adams walked it off in bottom half of the inning.
Chronister: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K (0.00 ERA/0.36 WHIP)
Hightower: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (0.71 season ERA/0.61 season WHIP)
Lugo: 5.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (1.64 season ERA/0.89 WHIP)
Adams: 2-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SB (.486/.574/.703 season slash line)
Hoover: 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB (.393/.471/.393 season slash line)
Lindsey: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI (.455/.500/.697 season slash line)
Goelz: 2-3, 1 3B (.323/.364/.452 season slash line)
The undefeated Gators will look to pick up their 13th win Wednesday night at home against New Mexico State before facing No. 15 Florida State in a weekend home-and-home series. The two teams will play in Gainesville Friday afternoon before traveling to Tallahassee for a Saturday night game.