COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M Softball fell to No. 6 Florida, 4-1, in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Davis Diamond.
Florida struck first with four runs in the third as Hannah Sipos doubled and later scored on an Amanda Lorenz double to center. Kendyl Lindaman plated Lorenz on a single to left before Jordan Roberts homered to left.
The Aggies threatened in the seventh as Baylee Klingler drove the first pitch of the inning off the centerfield wall for a double and the Aggies’ first hit of the game. Madi Jatzlau, who pinch ran for Klingler, scored the Maroon & White’s lone run. Haley Lee and Payton McBride also recorded hits in the seventh.
Kendall Potts (10-8) was saddled with the loss as she allowed eight hits and four runs while walking three in seven innings of work.
T3 | Doubles from Hannah Sipos and Amanda Lorenz gave the Gators an early 1-0 lead. A Kendyl Lindaman single to left plated Lorenz before Jordan Roberts delivered a two-run homer to left. UF 4, A&M 0
B7 | Baylee Klingler doubled to lead off the game, giving the Aggies their first hit of the game. Madi Jatzlau, who pinch ran for Klingler, advanced to third on a Payton McBride single to right and eventually scored on a double play. UF 4, A&M 1
Top Offensive Players:
Baylee Klingler| 1-for-2, 2B, BB
Haley Lee| 1-for-2, BB
Payton McBride| 1-for-3
Kendall Potts (10-8) – L, 7.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 0 K, 3 BB
WHAT THEY SAID
Head Coach Jo Evans
On Kendall Potts’ performance...
“I thought she did a good job throwing strikes and her changeup was effective. She used that more than she had yesterday. I thought she competed. She threw the outs we needed to get out of the fourth inning. We just didn’t take care of the ball and they just had the right people up at the right time.”
Freshman 3B Baylee Klingler
On her offensive performance…
“I tried hard to stick to my game instead of focusing on hers (Florida pitcher Kelly Barnhill). I know what I can do well at as a hitter, which is to trust myself and my mechanics and to go out there and hunt good pitches. I wasn’t necessarily going out there to get a huge hit, but more so trying to keep it simple and get something up the middle.”
The Aggies travel to Columbia, Mo. to take on the Missouri Tigers in a three-game series beginning Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
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