Alec Chessari, Correspondent (@AlecChessariFS on Twitter)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – For the first time in school history, Florida State softball has willed themselves to the Women’s College World Series Championship Series in Oklahoma City.
The Seminoles (56-12) were given the No. 6 seed in this year’s run in the WCWS and managed to pluck the top-seeded Oregon Ducks 4-1 and then the No. 3 UCLA Bruins in an elimination game 12-6 to advance to WCWS championship series.
“Trusting in all of our core values that we create the foundation of in the fall and seeing that come out today was amazing,” FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said.
This year’s go in the WCWS has been nothing less than relentless for FSU softball. The Seminoles went yard four times while batting seven of their 10 hits for extra bases. The ladies won six elimination games of the 2018 postseason to ensure a chance at possibly winning their first ever WCWS Championship. Those six elimination games for the Seminoles in 2018 tie an NCAA postseason record set by UCLA in 1985.
Throughout FSU’s five games in the 2018 WCWS, the Seminoles have managed to hit 14 extra-base hits with eight being doubles and six home runs. That’s among nine different Seminole players.
The Seminoles will face the No. 5 Washington Huskies (52-8) in a best of three championship series. Game one will be on Monday at 7 p.m. Meghan King will start on the mound for the Seminoles as they look to take game one.
Jessie Warren for FSU will look to continue her success on the plate against the Huskies. Warren has 82 home runs in her career, tied for ninth most in NCAA history. She also has 271 RBI’s passing Kasey cooper for eighth-most in NCAA softball history.