Gators Softball suffers first loss of 2021

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For the first time this season, the Florida Gators Softball Team was not able to pull out a win. The Gators, which now sit at 14-1, fell to No. 16 Florida State, 7-2, on Saturday.

First loss of the season

This Gators Softball team has a lot of strengths. The hitting, led by Cheyenne Lindsey, Hannah Adams and Charla Echols willed Florida to a number of wins this season. On the other side, the pitching staff, headlined by Katie Chronister’s undefeated record entering Saturday, shutout Florida State on Friday.

It was a different tale on Saturday evening.

Chronister picked up her first loss of the season, but most of the damage was done in the second inning.

In the first inning, Chronister was her usual, dominant self in the circle. A one-hit first inning kept the game scoreless, but Florida State exploded in the second inning. In the five batters Chronister faced in the second inning, the Seminoles grabbed three hits and a walk, with the lone out being a fielder’s choice to allow FSU to score.

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