TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 3 seeded Florida State Softball Crew (55-9) punched their ticket to the Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence with a 4-2 win over No. 14 seeded Georgia (42-15) on the Seminole Softball Advanced. That is the Seminoles first tremendous regional sequence win at dwelling because the 2018 Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence Championship facet.
FSU started their work within the third with two straight hit by pitches to start the inning earlier than a grounder moved Autumn Belviy and Josie Muffley into scoring place. Jahni Kerr stepped up with the possibility to usher in the primary runs of the sport and did so with a shot to the Georgia shortstop who elected to throw dwelling, however Belviy simply beat out the tag by the slimmest of margins and the Noles have been in enterprise.
Kalei Harding was subsequent as much as bat and continued her robust postseason efficiency with a fantastically knocked two-run RBI double into left to attain Muffley and Kerr for a 3-0 benefit after three. She completed the evening with two hits and presently leads the group within the postseason with 12 hits.
Georgia was capable of reply within the backside of the third with a groundout to first to permit the runner at third to attain their first run. The Noles subsequent run got here within the sixth when Hallie Wacaser crushed a liner into proper for an RBI single to ship Amaya Ross to dwelling plate and restore the three run lead.
The Bulldogs cranked the stress up within the sixth with an RBI single to chop the result in two earlier than Kathryn Sandercock got here in reduction. She shut down the inning with a stroll, pop-up, and two swinging strikeouts to convey the gang into full roar.
Within the backside of the seventh with the profitable run for Georgia on the plate, Sandercock compelled a fly out to Kaley Mudge to clinch the win and place within the 2023 Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence.
Of their ultimate appearances in Tallahassee, Mack Leonard and Kathryn Sandercock bowed out with mighty performances within the circle.
Leonard had one among her most dominant performances within the circle along with her FSU greatest 4.1 innings, retired the primary six batters to start out the sport, allowed only one further base hit all through her 50 pitches, and took her fifth profession win as a Seminole.
Sandercock got here in reduction for the one hundred and eightieth look for Florida State, now the all-time chief in pitching appearances in program historical past, and offered clutch pitches in tight conditions and took her ninth save of the season.
The Seminoles will now pack their baggage and head to Oklahoma Metropolis for the Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence and can face No. 6 seeded Oklahoma State on Thursday, June 1
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