FSU softball: Noles holds off Alabama to advance to NCAA Championship

FSU softball gives a new meaning to the cardiac kids as they stave off elimination once again to advance to the College World Series Championship.

No. 10 FSU softball pounced on No. 3 Alabama in the first few innings to build up an 8-0 lead before holding off a strong Alabama squad to win 8-5.

The Noles will take on No. 1 seed Oklahoma in a best two of three series. One of the most impressive things about this team is what they’ve overcome just to make the College World Series.

FSU softball lost their NCAA World Series opener and had to win four consecutive games against the No. 11, No. 5. and No. 3 seed twice.

Not only that, they had to play No. 5 Oklahoma State at midnight, with the game finishing around 3:30 a.m. ET before taking on Alabama later that day.

FSU softball accomplished this feat with some timely hitting, aggressive baserunning, and a couple of absolute bombs for home runs.

Kathryn Sandercock has been outstanding and pitched her heart out in nearly every game.

Sandercock started the game and went three innings before Caylan Arnold came in to squander a lead-off double by Alabama in the fourth inning. Danielle Watson completes the final 2.2 innings to give the Noles the win.

Kaley Mudge left the way offensively, going 5-5 with two runs scored and two RBI’s. She also had a web-gem in the bottom of the seventh inning on a diving catch in left field.

Elizabeth Mason went 2-4 with a huge three-run home run. Kalei Harding went 2-4 with two RBI’s and a run scored.

This FSU softball team is incredibly fun to watch and has a lot of momentum going into the NCAA Championship game, just as they did back in 2018 when they won it all. Oklahoma has been one of the best teams in the nation, but the Noles have a shot to win it all!

Game one will air Tuesday night at 7:30 ET on ESPN.