Softball America: 2024 Gainesville Regional HQ

Courtesy of Florida Athletics

Welcome to Gainesville. The red-hot Gators are looking to chomp at their third title.

Gainesville Regional Schedule

Broadcast team: Alex Perlman, Softball America’s Nicole Mendes
*All times Eastern

  • Friday, May 17
    • No. 4 seed Florida 6, Florida Gulf Coast 0
      • Allison Sparkman gave the Florida lineup trouble until the Gators pushed her out in the sixth inning. Then Florida scored four runs to push its lead into the seventh. Keagan Rothrock allowed two hits in 6.1 innings before giving way to Ava Brown.
    • South Alabama 1, Florida Atlantic 0
      • Give Olivia Lackie a run, she’ll likely give you a win. The South Alabama ace went toe-to-toe with Gabby Sacco for most of the game. Stephanie Gonzalez finally lifted a ball to left for an RBI double in the sixth. The Owls got the first two on in the seventh. Kylie Hammon lined a single into right field for the potential game-tying single but Brooklynn Bockhaus had other plans. The right fielder threw a dart to home for the final out of the game and gave the Jaguars the win.
  • Saturday, May 18
    • Florida 9, South Alabama 1
      • When it rains, it pours. After a lengthy lightning delay, the Gators’ offense came alive. Skylar Wallace had a two-run inside-the-park home run. She drove in two more in the fifth as Florida kept rolling against Olivia Lackie. Katie Kistler had a bases-clearing double and Ariel Kowalewski ended it with a single. The run-rule also keeps Keagan Rothrock pitch count down.
    • FGCU 3, FAU 2 (FAU eliminated) 
      • This one had all the drama as Trinity Schlotterbeck and Angelina Bonilla were locked into a pitcher’s duel. The Owls were able to push one across early but it wasn’t enough as FGCU tied it in the sixth. Avery Viancos was able to find her third hit of the day, lining a two-run go-ahead triple in the gap in the seventh. The Owls cut the deficit to one in the seventh and put the tying run on third. FGCU shortstop Sophie Wylie made a nice snag and dove for the force out at second to end the game.
    • South Alabama 5, FGCU 1 (FGCU eliminated)
      •  The battery of Olivia Lackie and Sasha Willems carried South Alabama to another day. Lackie didn’t have her best stuff but prevented any big scoring chances and held FGCU to seven hits and one unearned run. Willems ended the night with two home runs. After FGCU tied the game, the Jaguars responded with a run in the third and Gabby Stagner added an insurance run before Willems second blast.
  • Sunday, May 19
    • Sunday, May 19
      • Florida 9, South Alabama 1 (F/5) (Florida advances to Super Regionals)
        • The Gators offense is just relentless. The heart of the order; Korbe Otis, Skylar Wallace, Jocelyn Erickson and Reagan Walsh combined for seven hits and seven RBIs. Florida was also able to put Keagan Rothrock away after two innings as the score started to get out of hand. Each pitch they can save her is a bonus.

Gainesville Regional Stats

Team (Record)Scoring (Rank)ERA (Rank)FLD % (Rank)
Florida (46-12)8.00 (4th)2.85 (59th).975 (18th)
South Alabama (32-18-1)4.00 (T-175th)2.57 (36th).968 (77th)
Florida Atlantic (41-14)5.93 (29th)2.90 (66th).979 (7th)
Florida Gulf Coast (37-19)3.61 (219th)2.12 (18th).956 (223rd)

Gainesville Regional Stars

No. 4 Florida (SEC Tournament Champs)

  • SS Skylar Wallace
  • C Jocelyn Erickson
  • LF Korbe Otis
  • RHP Keagan Rothrock

2-seed South Alabama (Sun Belt At-Large Bid)

  • CF Mackenzie Brasher
  • 1B Gabby Stagner
  • 3B Olivia Branstetter
  • RHP Olivia Lackie

3-seed Florida Atlantic (AAC Regular Season Champs)

  • CF Kamryn Jackson
  • 3B Jesiana Mora
  • SS Kiley Channell
  • RHP/UTL Trinity Schlotterbeck

4-seed Florida Gulf Coast (ASUN Tournament Champs)

  • C Neely Peterson
  • CF Riley Oakes
  • RHP Allison Sparkman
  • RHP Angelina Bonilla
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