GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida softball coach Tim Walton apologized Tuesday for a shoving match with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan during postgame handshakes.
After the Tigers beat Florida 1-0 on Monday night, Fagan didn’t shake Walton’s hand. The coach lightly shoved her in the shoulder with his right hand. Fagan pushed Walton in the back, and the two exchanged words.
A scrum broke out around them, and a yelling Fagan and the coach were separated.
“I apologize to Haley. I just wanted to congratulate Auburn on the win – it was a good series,” Walton posted on the Gators’ softball Twitter account.
“My intent was to give a high-five to each opposing player as we do after…