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No. 4 FSU softball game thread vs. Bethune Cookman: Friday approx. 2:30pm

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The Noles are looking for a fast start in the NCAA Tournament

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(4) Florida State (51-8) will begin the NCAA tournament in Tallahassee against the MEAC champion Bethune Cookman Wildcats (26-29). The game is scheduled for 30 minutes after the conclusion of the opening game of the Tallahassee Regional between South Florida and South Carolina.

FSU is hosting its sixth straight regional and competing in its 20th straight NCAA tournament. Florida State has won 16 straight NCAA regional games. The Seminoles are 8-0 all-time against Bethune Cookman.

In advance of the tournament, eight Seminoles were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Southeast All-Region Teams. Meghan King, Carsyn Gordon, Elizabeth Mason and Dani Morgan were named to the first team. Cali Harrod, Sydney Sherrill, Makinzy Herzog and Cassidy Davis earned spots on the second team.

All of the games in the Tallahassee Regional will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. The Florida State - Bethune Cookman game will be broadcast on ESPNU at approximately 2:30pm. The winner will face the winner of the South Florida - South Carolina game tomorrow at noon.