The № 3 softball team in Alabama has not lost a game in nearly two months. Then again, none of these 20 straight wins had come against these Seminoles from Florida.
The team of head coach Lonnie Alameda, who entered the NCAA postseason as a little longer, continued their historic game in the elimination games, eliminating the Red Tide, 2-0, on Sunday, to impose a rematch on Monday at 19:00 ET
The winner of this game will advance to the championship series against Oklahoma or James Madison. These two semifinalists will play on Monday at 15:00 ET.
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After four unsuccessful innings, Florida took a 1-0 lead when third baseman Sidney Cheryl took a walk loaded with bases, with two outs at the bottom of the fifth.
The Seminoles then took out insurance one inning later when center-back Danny Morgan delivered an additional base kick and then scored an RBI single from short stop Josie Maffley.
Star Catherine Sandercock came with relief to win her third victory from this WCWS; she placed the last 2 1/3 innings after Caylan Arnold placed the first 4 2/3. Sandercock is now 27-3 this season.
FSU improved to 47-11-1, while Alabama dropped to 52-8.
Along with winning another game, FSU set a new WCWS record for consecutive wins in elimination games with seven dating back to 2018.
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