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FSU Softball Blanks Pitt in ACC Tourney Opener, 8-0

Maury Neipris/FSU athletics

Sydney Broderick’s 3-run home run in the bottom of the 6th allowed top-seeded Florida State to run-rule Pittsburgh 8-0 in the ACC Tournament opener on Thursday, but for FSU, it was domination from the second inning on.

The Seminoles broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the frame. Cali Harrod and Jessica Warren each had RBI singles in the inning. Outfielder Morgan Klaevemann drew an RBI walk and Harrod would come around to score on a wild pitch.

Left-handed pitcher Meghan King allowed just three hits and two walks in six shutout innings to earn her 21st win of the year for the Seminoles. The lone jam for King came in the fifth when the Panthers loaded the bases with one out. King then struck out Olivia Gray before getting Shelby Pickett to pop out to end the frame.

Casryn Gordon delivered an RBI single in the bottom half of the inning to make it 5-0. Broderick’s blast ended it an inning later. Jenna Modic took the loss for the Panthers.

FSU advances to the ACC semifinals and will face the winner of fourth-seeded Boston College and No. 5 seed North Carolina. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST on Friday.

North Carolina defeated Boston College 6-0 and will face Florida State on Friday.

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