TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Advancing to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Softball Championship for the fifth season in a row, No. 4 Florida State (54-6-1) welcomes No. 18 LSU (45-19) to Tallahassee for the best two out of three series at JoAnne Graf Field on May 26-28. It is the third time in the last four seasons that FSU has been a Super Regional host.
The series will start at 5:00 p.m. on Friday live on ESPNU, with game two airing on ESPN at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. If a third game is necessary, it will happen at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday and will be broadcast on ESPNU.
“This is the fun part of the season,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We’ve put in the work throughout the fall and during the regular season so that we can just come out and play and enjoy the postseason one game, one pitch at a time. LSU is a tough club and this weekend will be a battle. It will be a lot of fun to compete in front of our great fans and we look forward to the challenge.”
The Noles trail the Tigers, 3-2, in the all-time series with LSU, dating back to 1998. It will be the third game in the matchup played in Tallahassee, with LSU winning the most recent game, 5-4 on April 3, 2013. Both Florida State and LSU were NCAA Semifinalists in 2016, each falling to Auburn and Oklahoma who played in the WCWS Championship Series.
FSU is 28-0 at home this season and has won each of its last 35 games at home, dating back to May 7, 2016. The Seminoles have scored 145 runs with two outs this season, which is more than 26 other teams in the country have scored all year. It also surpasses the 110 runs allowed by the Seminole pitching staff and defense in 2017.
Links for live stats, as well as FSU Softball Radio, will be available on Seminoles.com throughout the weekend.
The entire grandstand at JoAnne Graf Field has sold out for this weekend, but standing-room tickets do remain for the NCAA Super Regional. They are priced $15 for the full weekend pass and can be purchased in advance at Seminoles.com, or on the day of the games at the ticket booth at JoAnne Graf Field.
The FSU Clear Bag policy will be in effect for all NCAA postseason events at JoAnne Graf Field. Fans are allowed items that can fit in one 12”x12” clear tote bag or a small 4.5”x6.5” clutch or purse. Items that are not allowed include camera or binocular cases, backpacks, printed pattern bags or any size tote or mesh bags.
Morgan Klaevemann Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
Junior centerfielder Morgan Klaevemann not only has had an outstanding season on the field, leading the team with a .424 batting average and 36 stolen bases, along with tallying 67 hits and scoring 52 runs, but she has also excelled in the classroom, earning CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, as announced by the association on Thursday. She is the only member of an ACC school to be an Academic All-America recipient.
Klaevemann has earned a career GPA of 3.48 as she pursues her bachelor’s degree in Biological Science. A resident of Texas, Klaevemann desires to become a veterinarian and has grown up showing animals at the county and state fairs.
Klaevemann is the fourth Seminole to be recognized with a CoSIDA Academic All-America honor, joining Natasha Jacob in 2005 and 2006, Carly Wynn in 2009 and 2010 and Kelly Hensley in 2013.
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