It’s a situation Anna Shelnutt possibly dreamed about growing up. ACC Championship Game. Bottom of the seventh. Her team down by two runs. Runners on first and second. Two outs in the inning.
Shelnutt lived the dream on Saturday.
Shelnutt’s walk-off home run lifted No. 7 Florida State past Pittsburgh 5-4 to capture the ACC softball tournament title for the fifth consecutive season.
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) May 12, 2018
Now, Shelnutt and the Seminoles set their sights on the NCAA Tournament.
Shelnutt earned an ice-cold greeting from her teammates after her clutch heroics.
The best way to cool down on a hot day in Atlanta!
Anna Shelnutt gets the ice water dumped on her after her walk-off home run over Pitt! pic.twitter.com/gSGtB0uSJT
— FSU Softball (@FSU_Softball) May 12, 2018
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.