FSU eliminates LSU at Tallahassee Super Regional
Tallahassee, Fla. - In a season full of extra inning performances, Florida State got the best of LSU ace Carley Hoover hitting two home runs in the 11th inning to lift the Seminole's past LSU 8-5 forcing a winner take all game three.
LSU trailed 5-1 in the fifth before LSU third baseman Shemiah Sanchez belted a game tying grand slam. The grand slam was the first of her career and the first-ever for LSU in a Super Regional.
Carley Hoover would end up pitching the entire game throwing more than 200 total pitches. In the 11th inning something finally gave, Florida States Carsyn Gordon broke Hoover’s streak of five scoreless innings with a solo home run to left. That same inning the damage would continue, two batters later Anna Shelnutt hammered a two-run shot to left giving FSU an 8-5 lead.
Due to Tropical Storm Alberto expected to impact Florida on Sunday, the NCAA moved the deciding Game 3 to Saturday, immediately following Game 2.
In the decisive game three Florida State eliminated LSU by a final of 3-1 advancing to Oklahoma City.
The Tigers finished their 2018 campaign with a record of 45-17. The careers of seniors Allie Walljasper, Carley Hoover, Emily Griggs and Sydney Loupe came to an end in Tallahassee. The group helped lead LSU to an outstanding four-year run with three appearances in the Women’s College World Series during that span.
Walljasper was charged the loss after allowing three runs on two hits in the contest.