The Florida State softball team will be making their 10th trip to the women’s college world series in program history. If you are a FSU fan, but not into softball you need to start paying attention. Currently FSU softball is turning into a dynasty looking for the big one to validate it. With missing the WCWS last season, the girls sought revenge to ensure they would make it this year.
Tigers don’t Strike Twice
After the loss from game one, it started to feel like déjà vu from last season. In 2017 the LSU Tigers came into Tallahassee and ended up winning the Super Regional. This year followed a similar outcome from last season but with a different Super Regional winner. In 2017 FSU won game one, while the Tigers won the next two. Here in 2018 it was reversed with the LSU Tigers winning game one, and FSU winning the next two.
If anything, the Florida State Seminoles are surely battle tested heading to Oklahoma City Thursday. LSU had two great pitchers in Allie Walljasper (Ice) and Carley Hoover (Fire) that gave FSU hitters a lot of problems. Walljasper had excellent placement and Hoover brought the heat.
FSU pitchers Meghan King and Kylee Hanson deserve a lot of the credit as well. LSU was hot this entire post season, and they were able to do enough for the offense to have a chance to win it. Hanson was determined to not let LSU beat her in game three.
Jessie Warren was HUGE the whole series against LSU. Even in game one she gave the Noles a chance to win it. She hit three home runs in the series, including the game go ahead two run shot above. She is the ACC’s All-Time Home run champion.
#WCWS Day 1 lineup in Oklahoma City: (1) Oregon vs. (8) Arizona State, noon (ESPN)
(4) Oklahoma vs. (5) Washington, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
(2) Florida vs. (7) Georgia, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
(3) UCLA vs. (6) Florida State, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)