Following a come-from-behind victory of Louisville on Thursday, the Seminole softball team scored a resounding 6-1 victory over Notre Dame to early Friday afternoon to advance to the ACC Tournament Final. The nationally-ranked #10 ‘Noles were favorites to win the tournament, and are now just one day away from doing so.
The Lady Seminoles jumped out to an early lead after a three-run third inning and were able to rely on the remarkable pitching of Meghan King throughout. The junior all-conference player was stellar during the semifinal, going for 5 and ⅔ innings, and allowed just one run along with three hits. She racked up five strikeouts against the Fighting Irish and nabbed her 19th win of the season. Kylee Hanson came in for King in relief and pitched two great innings to get her third save of the season.
Along with superb pitching, the bats for the ‘Noles were also phenomenal in Atlanta. Five different players drove in runs, including true freshman Sydney Sherrill, who went 2-3 with a double and RBI. Sophomore Dani Morgan also had a great day at the plate, going 2-4 and adding an RBI.
— FSU Softball (@FSU_Softball) May 11, 2018
After a loss to Boston College back in early April, the ‘Noles have been on a tear, winning ten of their last twelve games, including a recent streak of four straight. They will appear in their sixth consecutive ACC Tournament Final on Saturday and will look to capture their fifth straight conference championship. FSU will play at noon tomorrow on ESPN and will face either Pitt or North Carolina depending on the result of their game.