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Women's College World Series: Florida Pummels Alabama, Will Meet Arizona State For Title

Alabama softball earned the 2011 Women's College World Series top spot, with Florida also enjoying a high seed.

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Women's College World Series, Florida Vs. Alabama Score: Gators To Championship Round

What a day for Florida Gators stick-and-ball sports. The baseball team became the nation's first to reach the Super Regionals round with a satisfying demolition of state rival Miami, while the softball team came back from the loser's bracket to blast the Alabama Crimson Tide by a combined score of 25-4 and reach the 2011 Championship Series against the Arizona St. Sun Devils, beginning Monday.

The Sunday night game got off to a similar start as the afternoon event, with Florida rolling out to a 3-0 first inning lead. The Gators hung on to win 9-2 thanks to seven strong innings of four-hit ball by Hannah Rogers and three RBI each by left fielder Kelsey Bruder and second baseman Aja Paculba.

Florida and Arizona State played Friday night, with Arizona State winning 6-5 on a walkoff hit.

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Women's College World Series, Florida Vs. Alabama Final: Run-Rule Gators Win Sets Up Rematch

With their backs against the wall, the Florida Gators came out swingin'. And didn't stop until the general SEC fan could only respond by feeling sympathy for an Alabama Crimson Tide team for the first time in recent memory, as Florida won 16-2. The Gators will advance to take on the Tide again Sunday night, with the victor advancing to the 2011 Women's College World Series championship round against either Arizona State or Baylor.

We're talking about an Alabama team that had achieved 22 shutouts this season, folks.

Florida set a scoring record with its 11-1 first inning, following with still more home runs. Both Brittany Schutte and Cheyenne Coyle finished with four RBI. Alabama was forced to sit ace Kelsi Dunne after only a third of an inning, having watched her walk three and give up six runs. Dunne is expected to start Game 2, which begins at 7 pm ET on ESPN2.

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2011 NCAA Softball, Florida Vs. Alabama Score: Gators Smash WCWS Inning Record

The Florida Gators just posted the biggest single inning in the history of the Women's College World Series, opening up on the Alabama Crimson Tide with 11 runs. It was the first inning, too, meaning the Tide have some tough decisions to make over the next four innings, as this almost certainly sets up a rematch for the evening to decide which team will advance to the Championship Series.

Even more amazing: Alabama had posted 30 straight scoreless innings coming in to the game and 22 shutouts on the season. Once Florida reached the seven-run mark, that became the highest total Bama had given up all year. And then Brittany Schutte belted a grand slam.

Alabama responded with a home run off the bat of Jazlyn Lunceford to make it 11-1 at the end of the first, but unless they can score in a bunch, that fifth-inning run rule is going to come into play in Oklahoma City.

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2011 NCAA Softball Scores, Schedule: Florida, Alabama Square Off On Sunday

The Florida Gators bounced back from their grueling loss to the Arizona St. Sun Devils with a 5-2 victory over the California Golden Bears, setting them up for a Sunday duel against the No. 2 seed Alabama Crimson Tide. If Bama wins they'll advance to the championship series and the 2011 Women's College World Series will be down to a lone SEC team, while the Tide could survive a Florida victory.

Sunday's second game sees top seed Arizona State welcome the Baylor Bears, who eliminated Big 12 rival Mizzou 1-0 in an extra-innings affair late Sunday night that was scoreless for like its first 20 hours or so. Same story as Bama-Florida in that one: if the Sun Devils win they'll be off to the title round, while an upset would delay the decision until late Sunday night.

Sunday's complete WCWS schedule:

Alabama vs. Florida, 1, ESPN

Arizona State vs. Baylor, 3:30, ESPN

Game 13, if Alabama loses: 7, ESPN2

Game 14, if ASU loses: 9:30, ESPN2

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2011 NCAA Softball Scores, Schedule: Florida Falls Late, Alabama Remains Unbeaten

Round 2 of the 2011 Women's College World Series began with a convincing 3-0 win by the Alabama Crimson Tide over the Baylor Bears, sending Bama on to Sunday's semifinals round. The Florida Gators had a chance to upset the No. 1 seed Arizona St. Sun Devils, but Katelyn Boyd swatted home the walk-off single to keep ASU in the winner's bracket.

Alabama will thus take on the Sun Devils next, while Florida awaits Saturday's action. I'm gonna be honest; I stared at the bracket for three minutes and have no idea who goes where at this point.

WCWS Round 2 TV schedule:

No. 2 Alabama def. No. 11 Baylor, 3-0

No. 1 Arizona State def No. 4 Florida, 6-5 

No. 7 Cal vs. Oklahoma State, noon, ESPN

No. 5 Missouri vs. No. 9 Oklahoma, 2:30, ESPN

Game 9: Losers, 7, ESPN2

Game 10: Losers, 9:30, ESPN2

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2011 NCAA Softball World Series Scores, Schedule: Alabama, Florida Among Round 1 Winners

Day one of the 2011 Women's College World Series began with a 1-0 victory by Alabama Crimson Tide softball over the California Golden Bears and ended with a 6-2 trouncing of the Missouri Tigers by the Florida Gators, bookending Round 1 in SEC victories.

Alabama starter Kelsi Dunne delivered six scoreless innings that included 11 strike outs, while Florida CF Michelle Moultrie contributed two hits, a home run, a stolen base and a walk.

Round 2 will see Bama draw the Baylor Bears, who topped Oklahoma State 1-0, and Florida take on top seed Arizona State, who slipped past Oklahoma 3-1. Interesting to see both Oklahoma teams fall with home state advantage, but these things happen.

WCWS Round 2 TV schedule (all games on ESPN):

No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 11 Baylor, June 3 at 7 

No. 4 Florida vs. No. 1 Arizona State, June 3 at 9:30

No. 7 Cal vs. Oklahoma State, June 4 at noon

No. 5 Missouri vs. No. 9 Oklahoma, June 4 at 2:30

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2011 Women's College World Series: Alabama, Florida Representing SEC

The 2011 Women's College World Series begins in Oklahoma City's ASA Hall of Fame Stadium on June 2, when the Alabama Crimson Tide (52-9) take on the California Golden Bears (44-12). Bama and the Florida Gators (52-10) are the only two SEC representatives in this year's NCAA championship, with the Georgia Bulldogs among those falling just short.

You can review the complete double-elimination bracket, live game scores, pitch times and TV schedule here. Every game is on either ESPN or ESPN2.

Bama is your No. 1 overall seed, followed by the Arizona St. Sun Devils (55-6), Gators, Oklahoma St. Cowgirls (42-18), Oklahoma Sooners (42-17), Golden Bears, Baylor Bears (45-13) and Missouri Tigers (52-8). Florida and Mizzou are the only teams to have also made last year's WCWS. In 2010, the Gators were bounced after losing to UGA and eventual champ UCLA.

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