TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Retiring 21 of the 22 batters she faced on Sunday, redshirt senior pitcher Meghan King tossed the third no-hitter of her career on Sunday afternoon as No. 3 Florida State (27-3, 1-2 ACC) defeated RV Notre Dame (16-9, 1-2 ACC) by a score of 5-0 to take the series against the Irish.
King (14-1) allowed only one baserunner in the top of the seventh inning on an FSU fielding error and finished with three strikeouts.
The redshirt senior from Parkland, Fla., had previously thrown a perfect game in six innings against Tulsa on March 12, 2016 and combined with Cassidy Davis for a five-inning perfect game versus Northern Iowa on February 23, 2018.
Florida State is now unbeaten in its last 50 conference series, posting a 46-0-4 mark against ACC foes, including 36 sweeps. The Seminoles last lost a conference series at Maryland on May 5-6, 2012.
“The team has a lot of confidence playing behind Meghan and she went out and executed the game plan great today,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “I’m so proud of her and all the work she has put in. The offense bounced back well from yesterday and it isn’t easy when you end up facing three different pitchers with three different arsenals. So it was good to see them stay focused and put some runs on the board. Great to win the series, as it is a goal of ours every weekend.”
Florida State loaded the bases with the first three batters on singles by Cali Harrod and Sydney Sherrill, along with a walk by Carsyn Gordon. A Notre Dame error off the bat of Elizabeth Mason allowed the first run to score and an RBI groundout by Dani Morgan made it 2-0 Seminoles.
It marked the 21st time this season that Florida State has scored in the first inning and the Noles have tallied a total of 69 first-inning runs so far in 2019. The Seminoles have scored more runs in the first inning than 93 other Division I teams had scored all season entering the weekend.
Makinzy Herzog opened the Seminole fourth inning with a single to left, extending her hitting streak to 13 games. Following a Harrod walk, Gordon hit a two-out RBI single to left field to make it 3-0 Seminoles. Sherrill added an infield single to load the bases and Mason extended the lead to 5-0 with a two-run double to left.
The Seminoles will continue their homestand this week with a game against Florida A&M on March 19 at 6:00 p.m. Links for live stats and ticket information will be available the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com.
Fans can listen to the FSU softball coaching staff, head coach Lonni Alameda and assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Craig Snider, on their weekly podcast: Coaches and Coffee – The FSU Softball Podcast. Each week, the coaches talk about the current state of the Seminole softball team, chat about NCAA softball from around the country, and have a lot of fun along the way. The podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or directly at our website – fsusoftballpodcast.wordpress.com.
Throughout 2018-19, the Seminoles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Florida State and there are many events and reunions planned for all women’s sports. Head to www.seminoles.com/50th/ for more information that will be updated throughout the year.
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