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FSU Softball Stymies Georgia, 7-1


Florida State is now one win away from a fifth straight Super Regional appearance. The No. 4 nationally seeded Seminoles got a little bit of revenge at the Tallahassee Regional on Saturday with a 7-1 victory over Georgia.

Last season, the Bulldogs defeated Florida State on the opening day of the Women’s College World Series, thanks largely to seven FSU errors. The Seminoles (53-6-1) committed two on Saturday and allowed an unearned run, but the pitching of Meghan King and the long ball were enough to overcome it.

After earning the save against Princeton on Friday night, King was stellar in 6 2/3 innings of work on Saturday. King gave up just an unearned run on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight.

At the plate, each of Florida State’s seven runs came by way of the blast. Anna Shelnutt continued her hot streak with her second multi-home run game in nine days. Shelnutt’s 2-run shot in the second inning got the scoring started before she added a solo blast in the ninth.

Jessica Warren helped extend a 2-0 FSU lead to three with a solo home run in the fifth inning. Carsyn Gordon put the exclamation point on the victory with a 3-run shot in the sixth.

Brittany Gray took the loss for Georgia (34-22) in the circle by giving up five runs in five innings. At the plate, Brea Dickey was 2-for-3 and scored the only run for the Bulldogs.

Florida State will now have two chances to win one game to advance to the Super Regional round. Georgia will face the winner of Jacksonville State and Princeton in an elimination game.

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

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