TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Heading into the final three games at JoAnne Graf Field of the 2018 regular season, No. 10 Florida State (36-8, 13-2 ACC) continues conference play with a series against Louisville (28-14, 7-7 ACC) on April 21-23.
The weekend series is also part of senior weekend, where the Seminoles will honor its senior class of Kylee Hanson, Morgan Klaevemann, Korina Rosario and Jessie Warren. The class has combined for a record of 195-40-1 in their four years so far, including a mark of 78-7 in ACC play with three ACC regular season and tournament championships, three trips to the NCAA Super Regional round and a trip to the Women’s College World Series in 2016.
The series will begin on Saturday, April 21 with a game at 1:00 p.m., with Sunday’s Senior Day ceremonies occurring prior to first pitch at 11:00 a.m. The Noles and Cardinals will close out the series on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU.
“I can’t believe senior weekend is here, the season has just flown by,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “It is a unique one this year, you have Kylee that is kind of a freshman to our program, but a senior in softball and going to grad school. And then with Jessie, Morgan and Korina, they’ve had amazing careers here and it has been so fun to watch them grow as people. That’s the thing you are excited about as a coaching staff, that the game of softball allows you to grow as a person and they’ve been outstanding for us. Heartfelt weekend for us, but you are happy for what the next steps are for them.”
The Noles lead the all-time series with Louisville, 9-4, and have won each of the last five games in the matchup. Overall, FSU is 4-3 at home against the Cardinals and 6-2 since UofL joined the ACC in 2014.
Florida State leads the ACC with its 13-2 conference record and holds a three-game lead over Atlantic Division opponent Notre Dame (11-6), as well as a 1.5 game advantage over Coastal Division-leading North Carolina (13-5). The two division winners in the regular season will be the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the ACC Softball Championship and will receive byes to the quarterfinal round.
Admission is free for all three games this weekend, with Saturday and Sunday’s game being broadcast on ACC Network, while Sunday’s game will air nationally on ESPNU. All broadcast links for TV and FSU Softball Radio, along with live stats, will be available on the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com.
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