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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.

Final (R/H/E)

#5 Alabama: 2 / 7 / 0

#7 Florida: 1 / 7 / 1

Pitching Decision

Win: Kilfoyl (8-2)

Loss: Lugo (7-4)

Save: Fouts (3)

Individual Stats

RHP Delbrey: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

RHP Lugo: 3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

  1. 2B Adams: 1-3, BB, K
  2. SS Wallace: 1-3, R, RBI, HR (5), BB, K
  3. 3B Echols: 1-4, K
  4. DP Walsh: 0-4, 2 K
  5. C Roe: 2-4
  6. RF Lindsey: 1-3
  7. LF Kistler: 1-4, SB
  8. 1B A. Goelz: 0-3
  9. CF Falby: 0-2, K

Next Up

The Gators will look to avoid the series sweep Monday at 7 p.m. The finale will air on SEC Network.

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