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No. 4 Florida dominated Coastal Carolina 17-1 in Gainesville Sunday before they wrapped up the Bubly Invitational with an 8-0 shutout victory over Georgia State.

Redshirt junior Skylar Wallace drove in Florida’s first three runs courtesy of an inside-the-park home run.

In the second game, Wallace went yard to left-center to finish off a six-RBI day. Wallace’s 24 runs driven in this season ranks second on the team behind only senior third baseman Charla Echols (28).

Sophomore first baseman Avery Goelz went 5-7 between the two contests and drove in a season-high three runs against Coastal Carolina.

In the circle, Florida right-hander Elizabeth Hightower started against Coastal Carolina and allowed the only run of the day in the top of the first. After the minor hiccup, Hightower cruised through the next three frames before right-hander Marissa Mesiemore closed out the game in the fifth inning.

Freshman right-hander Lexie Delbrey started against Georgia State and hurled a five-inning gem. The Bainbridge, Georgia, native struck out seven batters while giving up just one hit and three walks.

Game 1

Final (R/H/E)

Coastal Carolina: 1 / 2 / 2

#4 Florida: 17 / 15 / 0

Pitching Decision

Win: Hightower (5-0)

Loss: Redman (0-1)

Individual Stats

Hightower: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K [0.99/0.85 season ERA/WHIP]

Mesiemore: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K [2.50/0.93 season ERA/WHIP]

  1. LF Falby: 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB, 2 K
  2. 2B Adams: 1-2, R
  3. SS Wallace: 2-3, 3 R, 4 RBI, HR (2), BB, K
  4. 3B Echols: 2-2, R, RBI, BB
  5. DP Walsh: 1-3, R, RBI, HR (2)
  6. CF Lindsey: 2-3, R
  7. 1B A. Goelz: 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, K
  8. C Wilkie: 1-3, R
  9. RF Kistler: 1-3, R, RBI

Game 2

Final (R/H/E)

Georgia State: 0 / 1 / 1

#4 Florida: 8 / 11 / 0

Pitching Decision

Win: Delbrey (7-1)

Loss: Adams (1-3)

Individual Stats

Delbrey: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K [1.90/1.17 season ERA/WHIP]

  1. LF Falby: 1-3, R, RBI [.514 season BA]
  2. 2B Adams: 2-2, RBI [.471]
  3. SS Wallace: 1-2, R, 2 RBI, HR (3), BB [.482]
  4. 3B Echols: 1-3, R, K [.323]
  5. DP Walsh: 0-3, RBI [.303]
  6. CF Lindsey: 1-3, R [.353]
  7. 1B A. Goelz: 2-3, R [.356]
  8. C Roe: 1-2, R, 2 RBI, HR (2) [.276]
  9. RF Kistler: 1-2, R, RBI, SB [.421]

Next Up

The 21-1 Gators will get the week off as they prepare to kick off SEC play Saturday at home against Mississippi State. First pitch is scheduled for noon and the game will air on the SEC Network.

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