OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. — The No. 10 Florida State softball team (44-11-1) fell 4-0 to No. 2 UCLA (47-5) in the first round of the Women’s College World Series.
No. 2 UCLA 4, No. 10 FSU 0
Kathryn Sandercock started and pitched 5.2 innings for the Seminoles. She allowed five hits and three runs, one unearned, with six strikeouts. Sandercock was dealing through three innings, only facing 10 batters with five strikeouts.
Danielle Watson entered the game with two outs in the sixth inning and let up one run on two hits in 0.1 innings of work.
After four and a half innings UCLA broke through the scoreless tie, plating one run in the fifth. With one out, Kinsley Washington singled to second and then advanced to second base after a throwing error. After the second out of the inning, Anna Vines singled to second base, scoring Washington. Flaherty grabbed the ball up the middle and threw it to first but not in time, Washington went from second to home to give the Bruins the lead.
UCLA expanded their lead in the bottom of the sixth, scoring three runs on four hits, including a two-run home run by Maya Brady. With one out Aaliyah Jordan singled to right field. Two batters later, Delanie Wisz doubled to left center, giving UCLA a two-run lead. One batter later, Brady hit a home run to center field putting the game out of reach.
Florida State plays Arizona on Saturday, June 5 at 2:30 pm ET. With a win, the Seminoles would play again on Saturday at 9:30 pm ET.
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