Via FSU Sports Information:
The No. 6 Florida State softball team handed No. 3 Oklahoma State its second loss of the season in front of a packed Cowgirl Stadium on Friday night in Stillwater, Okla. It was the Seminoles’ second Top 5 win of the season and their 12th-straight.
In a game that lasted three and a half hours and featured three separate lead changes, the Seminoles (21-3) put up a dominating performance to hold off the Cowgirls (18-2). After a scoreless first inning, Devin Flaherty and Mack Leonard hit back-to-back walks to give the Seminoles their first real threat of the game. Haley Waackser smashed a single to center for her 13th RBI of the season and brought Leonard home to score her first run of the game.
In the fourth inning, Flaherty and Leonard each drew their second home run of the game, and Michaela Edenfield hit a moonshot to left center for her fourth home run of the season, allowing Knowles to take a 4–0 lead with three walks. Got runs. ,
The Cowgirls did not go down quietly and took advantage of two errors by the Seminoles to get four runs across the board. The Cowgirls committed another error to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Seminoles found life again in the top of the sixth inning as Edenfield drew a leadoff walk. Amaya Ross came in as a pinch runner and immediately stole second to put herself in scoring position. Ross advanced to third base on a Josie Muffley groundout, and he scored on a fielder’s choice to tie the game. Kelly Harding hit a rocket off the left field wall to bring home a two run to give the Seminoles the lead.
The Cowgirls loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, but Katherine Sandercock jammed a batter to force a pop up to end the inning.
With a two-run lead in the bottom of the seventh, the Cowgirls drew a leadoff walk, but a 1-4-3 double play ended the threat, and Sandercock recorded the final strikeout of the game to give the Seminoles the win. . ,
Makena Reed was credited with her sixth win of the season, and Sandercock recorded her third save of the year. Both pitchers did not allow an earned run as each of the Cowgirls’ five runs came from Knowles’ five errors.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday at 3PM on ESPN+.