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FSU Softball Blanks Notre Dame to Return to ACC Championship

Perrone Ford/FSU athletics

Florida State now sits one win away from a fourth straight ACC softball championship.

In Chapel Hill on Friday, top-seeded FSU easily defeated No. 5 seed Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament semifinals, 6-0. It was the second straight shutout at the ACC Tournament for FSU.

The story for Florida State was essentially the same as the day before — excellent pitching and the long ball. Meghan King allowed just two hits and two walks in her complete game shutout.

At the plate, Dani Morgan homered for the second straight day while Alex Powers and Carsyn Gordon each left the yard. The Seminoles (50-6-1) also went back-to-back for the second straight day as Gordon followed a 2-run blast from Powers in the third inning with a solo shot of her own. Morgan got the scoring started with a solo home run in the second.

Morgan had three hits and two runs scored for FSU. Notre Dame (33-21) did not record its first hit until the sixth inning when Ali Wester singled to break up the no-hitter.

With the win, FSU moves on to face the winner of North Carolina and N.C. State for the ACC Championship. The contest will begin at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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