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FSU Softball Handles Georgia, Keeps Season Alive

Brendan Maloney/FSU athletics

After a disheartening loss to UCLA to open the Women’s College World Series, Florida State softball was not ready to call it a season. The No. 6 national seed Seminoles stayed alive in Oklahoma City on Saturday with a 7-2 win over No. 7 national seed Georgia in an elimination game.

Zoe Casas finished the day with three RBIs and a pair of hits to pace FSU (53-12). Casas got the scoring started with an RBI double in the second before delivering a 2-run single during a 3-run fourth inning to extend the lead to 4-0.

The only two Georgia runs came in the top of the fifth on a 2-run triple by Justice Milz to cut the lead in half. The Seminoles answered in the bottom of the inning with two runs on a single by Dani Morgan. Anna Shelnutt concluded the scoring the sixth by drawing a bases loaded walk.

Casas, Morgan and Jessie Warren each had two hits for the Seminoles in the victory. In the circle, Meghan King went the distance, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks.

Alysen Febrey and Kendall Burton combined for four of the five Georgia hits. Mary Wilson Avant went the distance and took the loss for the Bulldogs (48-13).

FSU will play another elimination game later Saturday evening against No. 1 Oregon. The teams split a pair of match-ups during the regular season. Georgia joins Arizona State among teams eliminated at the Women’s College World Series.

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

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