No. 10 Florida Sweeps No. 23 Kentucky With 7-1 Win Sunday

No. 10 Florida Sweeps No. 23 Kentucky With 7-1 Win Sunday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 10 Florida Gators capped off a sweep of No. 23 Kentucky on Sunday afternoon with a 7-1 win at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium in Gainesville thanks to five early runs in the first two innings and a two-run homer late in the sixth.

Florida outscored Kentucky 26-4 overall in the series and limited the Wildcats to just one extra-base hit on the entire series, as the Gators had 13 extra-base hits on the weekend including seven home runs.

With Sunday’s result, Kentucky falls to 20-11 on the year and is 0-6 in Southeastern Conference play. Florida improves to 29-4 and is 5-1 in SEC games through two weekends of SEC play.

Kentucky’s lone run came in the top of the sixth inning as Vanessa Nesby hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score pinch runner Peyton Plotts with one out in the inning after UK had loaded the bases with nobody out, but a baserunning mistake cost the Wildcats a run on a ball hit to the wall by Lauryn Borzilleri that ended up being only a single.

UK will host Dayton on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. ET on SEC Network+ and the ESPN app.

Key Play 

Skylar Wallace’s home run in the bottom of the sixth inning was the key play Sunday, as it ballooned the Florida lead to a manageable 5-1 into a 7-1 lead as it put the game out of reach.

Key Player  

The key player for Kentucky was Vanessa Nesby, who went 1-for-3 at the plate with a double, a sac fly and an RBI.

Key Stat 

  1. There were seven hit batters in the game.

Run Recap 

Florida got a two-RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning from Jocelyn Erickson. UF 2, UK 0

After a passed ball scored the third Florida run, Skylar Wallace and Erickson had RBI hits in the second to make it a five-run lead for UF. UF 5, UK 0

Kentucky scored its only run in the top of the sixth on a sac fly from Vanessa Nesby. UF 5, UK 1

Skylar Wallace had a home run in the bottom of the sixth to score two. FINAL – Florida 7, Kentucky 1

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