Oklahoma City — For the second night in a row at the Women’s College World Series, the Florida softball team has rushed past the Monsters to battle the favourites.
And on the second night in a row The Seminoles must endure a furious rally to put an end to their upset.
Once again they succeeded.
Now, after knocking down No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners 8-4 before a crowd of more than 12,000, head coach Lonni Alameda needs just one more victory to claim the Seminoles’ second national tournament in the last three NCAA tournaments. .
“The biggest thing right now is that we are playing together as a team,” Alameda said on Tuesday night. “We all work together. and we are playing as a team And we are playing really exciting softball.”
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They traveled very hard to come here.
on monday night The Seminoles led third-placed Alabama by eight rounds before securing an 8-5 victory on Tuesday. They led the Sooners 7-0 before the country’s top attacking list began to slip.
Alabama collected 20 consecutive wins before falling to the ‘Knowles’ Oklahoma’s record sparked 54-3 before Tuesday night.
Young pitcher Daniel Watson started and gave his all. By limiting the mighty Sooners to four runs in six runs in 5 2/3 innings, Kathryn Sandercock threw the final 1 1/3.
Florida State got a big night from freshman right fielder Kalei Harding, who went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run and 4 RBIs; Harding also played superbly defensively to cut the runners up at third base.
“Kalai has been great all season,” Alameda said. “She has played a big role for us as rookies… As a coach, you come at this time of year and your heart is full when they get the chance to perform on the big stage and get what they want. will get after.”
The freshman put the Seminoles on the scoreboard with a double blow at the top of the third inning. She then gave FSU a 4-0 lead by pinning two runs twice in one inning later.
“To be honest, I just had a short memory and knew I could,” Harding said of her breakout game. “It’s just one stadium, so it’s just believing in yourself.”
The Seminoles will play three more runs at the innings in a two-run single by Sidney Cherrill and an RBI single by Elizabeth Mason.
FSU and Oklahoma will play Game 2 of the Championship Series Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
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