Despite an early three run deficit at the end of the top of the first inning the resurgent ‘Noles bounced back in the bottom half to cut the lead to only one run. A three run second inning gave the Seminoles the lead. Meghan King delivered another dominating performance for the second night in a row and the Seminoles never looked back winning by a final score of 8-3. Jessie Warren was named Most Outstanding Player of the series.
In 34 years of Florida State softball the program has never had a losing season and have had at least 40 wins every year. The Seminoles do have two national titles under their belt, back to back AIAW slow-pitch titles in 1981 and 1982. But this is their first NCAA title in 31 tournament appearances and ten visits to the College World Series. They were also the first ACC team to play for and win a national title.
Time to celebrate the amazing season and awesome accomplishment by one of the most successful programs in softball history. Below are reactions from social media on the win.
So pumped and proud!!!! Loved watching this championship run, this is the definition of FIGHTING, PERSEVERING, BELIEVING AND FINISHING!!! PROUD TO BE A NOLE AND I LOVED EVERY INING!!! Very inspired and proud!!! First ACC national champs, that's big time!!! pic.twitter.com/Xrk63SMB1B— Donte' Pimpleton (@coach_pimp) June 6, 2018
There it is! Congrats FSU Softball! National Champs! Very proud moment for all Noles! Enjoy it — you’ve earned it! Parade coming to Tally soon!— Greg Frey (@CoachFreyFSU) June 6, 2018
Go noles!!!!!— Derrick Brooks (@DBrooks55) June 6, 2018
Amazing to watch people realize their dreams. One night, one time, best in the world.— Walt Bell (@coachwaltbell) June 6, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 WCWS National Champions!! What an incredible journey, that’s what it’s all about @FSU_Softball— Tyler Holton (@tylerholton14) June 6, 2018
My dad never bragged about anything in his life, I didn’t even know he played football when I was growing up. But he has always be the first to tell you his first hire at Fsu ever was @Coach_Alameda and you can see why he was proud. Congrats @FSU_Softball— Teej Bonasorte (@Teej_19) June 6, 2018
Wow what an amazing performance by this team! And the best part is all the support the Nole family has given them. I get goosebumps looking at all the videos from all the teams. This is why I chose FSU as my college we all are one big family. ❤️ Big congrats ladies so proud! https://t.co/J0lLPscEkT— Caroline Westrup (@CarolineWestrup) June 6, 2018