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.