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The Daily Nole — June 7, 2021: FSU Softball One Win From WCWS Final

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In 2018, Florida State softball won four straight elimination games in the Women’s College World Series to reach the championship series en route to its first national championship. FSU is now one win away from doing it again.

The No. 10 nationally-seeded Seminoles kept their season alive on Sunday night with a 2-0 win over No. 3 national seed Alabama. FSU pitchers Caylan Arnold and Kathryn Sandercock combined to allow just two hits in seven shutout innings.

FSU broke through in the bottom of the fifth when Sydney Sherrill drew a bases-loaded walk to score Dani Morgan. After tripling in the sixth, Morgan scored FSU’s second run on an RBI single from Josie Muffley.

Morgan, Muffley and Kaley Mudge each had two hits for FSU, which finished with seven as a team. The Seminoles and Alabama will meet again on Monday night with a trip to the Women’s College World Series final on the line. The contest begins at 7 p.m. ET and airs on ESPN.

Between the Lines

In addition to FSU’s softball victory, FSU baseball fell on Sunday in the Oxford Regional to Southern Mississippi, 7-4. The Seminoles finish the season with a record of 31-24.

On the Agenda

The Women’s College World Series is the only scheduled FSU athletic event for Monday night.

News and Notes

FSU men’s golfer John Pak has won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the nation’s best player.

Helpful Links

The Daily Nole: Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Softball Reaches WCWS Semifinals, FSU Baseball Faces Elimination
Tomahawk Nation: Three up, three down: FSU baseball season ends in loss to Southern Miss
Chop Chat: FSU football: Best and worst case scenarios for 2021 season

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

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