Seminoles Softball Team To Play in National Championship For First Time in University’s History

Jun 4, 2018

JoAnne Graf Field is the home of the Seminoles softball field.
Credit Florida State University

No. 6 Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles women's softball team is on its way to the championship round after avoiding elimination twice on Sunday. The Seminoles beat No. 3 University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) twice to earn a spot in the championship series for the first time in the school’s history.

Freshman, Elizabeth Mason hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning in FSU's initial 3-1 victory, and Jessie Warren, went 3-for-3 with a home run in the decisive 12-6 victory. Warren has 82 career home runs and is tied for ninth all time in the NCAA. Pitcher Cassie Davis, pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief to help keep the Bruins at bay in the second game.

“No school has been to more Women’s College World Series without winning a championship than Florida State, [which] will have a chance to end that streak this year,” said WJCT Sports Analyst Cole Pepper on Monday's First Coast Connect.

The Seminoles are also the first ACC team to make the finals. The Seminoles are 6-0 in postseason elimination games this year.

FSU will face No. 5 Washington in the Women's College World Series beginning  Monday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN in a best-of-three series.