FSU Softball vying for ESPY later this month

The Florida State Softball team had quite a memorable year. The team won 58 games and advanced to the Women’s College World Series. The Seminoles dropped their first game of the tournament and suddenly had their backs against the wall.

Then they shocked the entire country. FSU reeled off six straight wins, including two straight against UCLA, the team who had originally dispatched them to the losers bracket. The `Noles first appearance in the National Championship series would also give them their first win. For the first time in school history, FSU had won the national title.

While many great plays helped the Seminoles get to the peak of collegiate softball, one stood above the rest.

FSU led 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning. However, Washington had the tying run on base and the winning run up to bat. Jessie Warren, seemingly expecting a bunt, made a diving leap from third base as the batter made contact with the ball and caught it up with the tip of her glove. Warren then had the presence of mind to make a throw to first base from her knees to get the second out.

The play only cemented Warren’s status as one the best athletes to ever come through Florida State. The ESPYS are scheduled to be presented on July 18.


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