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LSU softball shuts out No. 5 Florida, 3-0

Source: Ryan McCarble Source: Ryan McCarble

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The 13th-ranked LSU softball team shut out No. 5 Florida, 3-0, Saturday afternoon in Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium to even up the series 1-1. The Tigers improve to 37-12 overall and 10-9 in the SEC. The Gators are now 43-8 on the year and 16-4 in the league. 

In the fifth inning, Michaela Schlattman got the Tigers on the board with a two-run shot over the center field wall. The Tigers put up their third run in the seventh off another Schlattman hit, a single to left center, scoring Shemiah Sanchez from second. 

Maribeth Gorsuch was stellar in the circle, keeping Florida off balance for most of the game. She did not allow a hit until the fifth inning and allowed just three for the game.  

To go along with Gorsuch, the Tigers’ defense was also solid, catching line drives and getting out of jams in the fifth and seventh innings. Schlattman threw a runner out at second on the steal in the bottom of the first, setting the tone for the Tigers.

In the seventh, Florida singled and drew a walk with one out. The Tigers went to the bullpen, bringing in senior Allie Walljasper. Walljasper struck out the first batter she faced and forced a ground out to short to end the game, earning her first save of the year.

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