Three years after successful the NCAA championship in softball for the primary time, Florida State is heading again to the championship spherical after the Seminoles beat Alabama 8-5 Monday in Oklahoma Metropolis.
Three years in the past when Florida State received the nationwide championship in softball, they began play on the Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence with a loss to UCLA. Then the Noles didn’t lose the remainder of the match. This yr, FSU began the sequence with a loss to UCLA. They haven’t misplaced since.
Florida State got here out swinging on Monday.
Within the first inning, Elizabeth Mason launched a three-run dwelling run to place the Seminoles up 3-0 within the first inning. It was her ninth dwelling run of the yr, tying for the crew lead.
After including a run within the second, Florida State saved the stress on within the third. Kalei Harding singled by way of the left aspect, scoring Dani Morgan scores and Devyn Flaherty, giving Florida State a 6-0 edge.
The subsequent batter, Kaley Mudge singled previous the infield scoring Harding to present Florida State a 7-0 lead. FSU would construct an 8-0 lead earlier than Alabama would get up.
The Crimson Tide scored two runs within the third, then three extra within the fifth to chop the Noles’ result in 8-5.
Florida State will play within the championship spherical of the Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence the place they may face No. 1 ranked Oklahoma. Sport probably the greatest of three sequence is Tuesday night time at 7:30.
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