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‘We’re so blessed to even be playing softball right now’: FSU softball team leaves Tallahassee for Oklahoma City ahead of World Series run

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 5:47 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Tuesday at Million Air Tallahassee, Florida State softball went wheels up on their way to the program’s 11th Women’s College World Series, with hopes of bringing home the program’s second title.

The ‘Noles have a handful of upperclassmen who were on the 2018 title team, like Sydney Sherrill, who says after the highs and lows of the last 15 months, she’s happy to have another opportunity to play in OKC.

“It’s awesome, we’re so blessed to even be here and be playing softball right now with COVID, the ups and downs of the season, figuring out what kind of team we were and really put it together these last couple weeks and make it to Oklahoma City has been so gratifying,” she said.

After a roller-coaster season, FSU is starting to show some characteristics of that 2018 squad, getting hot a the right time and delivering in big moments.

Redshirt junior Elizabeth Mason says it wasn’t until the beginning of the postseason that her team started showing signs of those old cardiac kids.

“Up until these last couple weeks, our team has really believed that we could be the underdog that no matter what happens, that we did have a chance and I think the ACC Tournament really sparked that for us as a new leaf to never give up the fight and to be in every single pitch and from then on we’ve really bought into who we are as a team,” she said.

FSU opens its title run on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. against second-seeded UCLA.

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