FSU softball: 3 major questions heading into 2024 season

2023 NCAA Division I Softball Championship
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How Much Will The Freshmen Contribute?

FSU softball signed the No. 3 recruiting class in the 2023 recruiting cycle, and Coach Alameda has made it clear a few of them will have to contribute for the team to have success in 2024. FSU had three players with double-digit home runs in 2023. The good news is those three players return, and Jahni Kerr has the potential to reach 10+ home runs after hitting eight last year. There’s power coming to Tallahassee with the addition of Jaysoni Beachum, Ashtyn Danley, and Kennedy Harp. All three had double-digit home runs as seniors in high school.

FSU will have to replace the offensive production from Mack Leonard, and Leonard's contributions on the mound. FSU will have to replace Josie Muffley at shortstop, and that's likely where freshman Issa Torres comes into play. Danley is the highest-rated recruit signed in FSU softball history and will play offense and see time in the circle. Coach Alameda expects a lot from the freshmen, but understands they could have growing pains in February. However, she expects they'll find their footing as the season progresses.