TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Advancing to the Super Regional round for the seventh consecutive season and the eighth time overall, No. 4 Florida State (54-8) will host No. 13 Oklahoma State (42-14) in a best-of-three series on May 23-25 at JoAnne Graf Field, with the winner advancing to the 2019 Women’s College World Series.
The Noles and Cowgirls will play at 7:00 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, and if the Saturday game is necessary, it will be played at 12:00 p.m. All three games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
The Seminoles are hosting the Super Regionals for the fourth straight year, and fifth time overall, as the road to the WCWS has gone through Tallahassee in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
“We are extremely excited to be one of the final 16 team playing this time of year,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “It is always an honor to be playing the Super Regionals and we’ve worked really hard for it. Oklahoma State is a great ball club and bring high energy and it is going to be a fun series. One of my first Regionals here was against Oklahoma State, so it will be fun to play the Cowgirls again. Excited for the opportunity and I know that the players are completely ready and it is going to be a great weekend.”
Florida State trails Oklahoma State, 10-7, in the all-time series between the two teams, dating back to 1986. The Noles and Cowgirls have only met three times since 1998, as OSU won both games in the 2009 Tallahassee Regional, and FSU earned a 4-1 win at the 2017 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
The Seminoles are on a nine-game winning streak in NCAA Tournament play as Florida State won six consecutive games to come out of the loser’s bracket and win the 2018 NCAA National Championship, and swept its Regional in Tallahassee in 2019. The Seminoles are the 20th team in NCAA history to win at least nine straight NCAA Tournament games.
The offensive catalysts at the top of the Florida State lineup, the Seminole trio of Cali Harrod (72), Carsyn Gordon (65) and Sydney Sherrill (60) have combined to score a total of 197 runs so far this season, a total that is more than 98 other Division I teams have scored throughout the 2019 season.
Setting a single-season school record already with 104 home runs, which leads the NCAA this season and ranks in a tie for 15th in NCAA history, the Seminoles have been launching HRs out of the park all over the lineup as there are even FSU players that have hit at least 10 home runs so far in the 2019 season. Florida State is the only team in the country that have seven different players with double-digit home runs on the season, and James Madison and Arizona State are the only two schools to even have five players with 10+ HRs.
Reserved seats for the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional are already sold out, but select amounts of Standing Room Only (SRO) and Berm seating is available. All-Session passes for the weekend will cost $15, while single-day tickets (if available) will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets can be ordered either on Seminoles.com, by calling 1-888-FSU-NOLE, or at the ticket office at JoAnne Graf Field on each game day. The main FSU ticket office is located at Gate B on the west side of Doak Campbell Stadium and the office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.
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.
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