Sandercock leads Florida St. past Oklahoma St, into semis


OKLAHOMA CITY — Kathryn Sandercock gave up two runs on five hits in a complete-game victory, and Florida State defeated fifth-seeded seed Oklahoma State 4-2 in an elimination game at the Women’s College World Series that finished early Sunday after an earlier game was delayed for about two hours by rain.

Sandercock also got the win in relief against Arizona in an elimination game earlier on Saturday.

The Seminoles (46-11-1) will face No. 3 Alabama on Sunday in the semifinals. The Crimson Tide feature pitcher Montana Fouts, who threw a perfect game Friday against UCLA and allowed one run in Alabama’s opening win over Arizona.

The Seminoles will need to beat the Crimson Tide twice to advance to the best-of-three championship series. Alabama will need just one win because it is unbeaten in the double-elimination format.

Florida State’s Anna Shelnutt hit a solo homer to highlight a three-run third inning. Oklahoma State (48-12) closed to within 3-2 in the fifth on a RBI single by Chyenne Factor.

Florida State got an insurance run in the seventh. Kaley Mudge reached on an error, advanced from second to third on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error.

The Cowgirls brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh, but Florida State turned a double play to end the game.

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