March 19, 2013

Spartans Head South Wednesday for Tussle at No. 3 Florida

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Spartanburg, S.C. – Riding a five-game winning streak, the USC Upstate softball team will hit the road for a non-conference showdown at No. 3 Florida Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in Gainesville. It will be the first meeting between the Spartans and the Gators in a matchup featuring 48 combined wins on the season.

Upstate will play its second nationally-ranked opponent of the season Wednesday night. Previously, the Spartans dropped an 11-inning thriller to No. 20 Kentucky, 12-8, in the finale of the Coke Zero Spartan Classic on Feb. 24. Upstate enters Wednesday's game against the third-ranked Gators with a 21-2 overall record, having swept a three-game A-Sun series from Northern Kentucky and a two-game road doubleheader at UNC Wilmington last week. Florida enters the game with a 27-3 overall record, taking 2-of-3 from Tennessee last weekend.

Upstate is 1-7 against Top 25-ranked teams since moving to Division I in 2008, picking up its win against No. 23 Syracuse last year in the USF Under Armour Showcase in Clearwater, Fla.

Fans can follow the action online at upstatespartans.com. Links for live stats and Florida's radio feed for free, as well as video provided by GatorVision for a fee, are available.

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