After dropping the series opener Saturday, No. 7 Florida lost to No. 5 Alabama at home Sunday in extra innings.
Freshman right-hander Lexie Delbrey started in the circle for the Gators and pitched the first six innings before senior right-hander Natalie Lugo came in for relief in the seventh.
Delbrey threw five shutout frames before she allowed a two-out RBI double in the top of the sixth. In the bottom half of the inning, Florida shortstop Skylar Wallace belted a leadoff solo shot to center field — her fifth this year — to tie the game.
Lugo got through the seventh and eighth innings but surrendered a go-ahead solo homer to lead off the top of the ninth. The Gators failed to answer in the bottom half as Alabama right-hander Montana Fouts recorded three straight outs to close the game.
#5 Alabama: 2 / 7 / 0
#7 Florida: 1 / 7 / 1
Win: Kilfoyl (8-2)
Loss: Lugo (7-4)
Save: Fouts (3)
RHP Delbrey: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
RHP Lugo: 3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- 2B Adams: 1-3, BB, K
- SS Wallace: 1-3, R, RBI, HR (5), BB, K
- 3B Echols: 1-4, K
- DP Walsh: 0-4, 2 K
- C Roe: 2-4
- RF Lindsey: 1-3
- LF Kistler: 1-4, SB
- 1B A. Goelz: 0-3
- CF Falby: 0-2, K
The Gators will look to avoid the series sweep Monday at 7 p.m. The finale will air on SEC Network.