Behind another near flawless performance from Kylee Hanson, the ‘Noles are headed to the Super Regionals.
Coming off a no-hitter in the opener of the NCAA Tournament, Hanson followed up on Sunday with a one-hitter along with 11 strikeouts in a 10-0 shutout vs. Jacksonville State in the Tallahassee Regional Final.
Florida State is returning to the Super Regional round for the fifth consecutive season and will host the winner of LSU and Lafayette next weekend.
The dominant Hanson had a perfect game headed into the sixth inning before allowing a leadoff double.
Florida State broke the game open with a five-run third inning, which included a two-run single by Cassidy Davis.
Sydney Sherrill finished with four hits, five RBI and a home run.
On Saturday, Florida State reached the regional final with a leadoff, inside-the-park home run by Carsyn Gordon in the bottom of the eighth inning.
On Friday, Hanson recorded a season-high 13 strikeouts in a five-inning game shortened by the NCAA’s run rule.
This is Florida State’s 16th consecutive win in the NCAA Regionals.
Florida State is seeking its first national championship even though it has been one of college softball’s perennial powers.
The Seminoles have won six ACC tournament titles in the last eight seasons under coach Lonni Alameda and have made the NCAA regionals every season since 2000. The program has never had a losing season.
Florida State last qualified for the Women’s College World Series in 2016.