TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A combined no-hitter and a six-run first inning led the fifth-ranked Florida State softball team (20-3) to its 20th win of the season in a 9-1 victory in five innings over Georgia Southern (10-10).
Kaley Mudge led off the bottom of the first with her third triple of the year to get the Noles started. After Jahni Kerr drew a walk and stole second, Kalei Harding drove Mudge home to get the Noles on the board.
Devyn Flaherty continued her successful weekend at the plate with a double to bring Kerr home to extend the lead to two. Mack Leonard added another run for the Noles with a single, and Krystina Hartley hit a triple with the bases loaded to put the Noles up 6-0 at the end of the first.
After a scoreless second inning, the Noles added another run when Hartley stole second, but the throw was wild allowing Harding to score from third.
In the fifth inning, Leonard drew a leadoff walk, and Josie Muffley brought her home on a triple. Mudge ended the game with a sacrifice fly to bring Muffley home to end the game in five innings.
Four Seminoles (Leonard, Royalty, Balk, Sandercock) combined to throw the Noles’ first no-hitter since May 20, 2022, when Danielle Watson threw a no-hitter against Howard. Sunday was the 32nd time that the Noles have thrown a no-hitter under Head Coach Lonni Alameda. Sandercock was credited with her seventh win of the season and is now sixth all-time in FSU history with 86 career wins.
The Seminoles will now hit the road for four games against top five teams. The Noles will head to Stillwater, Okla., for three games against No. 3 Oklahoma State on Friday, Saturday and Sunday before heading to Norman, Okla., to face No. 1 Oklahoma on Tuesday.
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