The Daily Sauce — May 21, 2022: FSU Softball No-Hits Howard to Open NCAA Tournament
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The Daily Sauce — May 21, 2022: FSU Softball No-Hits Howard to Open NCAA Tournament

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Lead Story

Florida State softball got off to the start it hoped for in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The No. 2 seed Seminoles kicked off the Tallahassee Regional with an 8-0 victory over Howard that lasted just five innings.

Pitcher Danielle Watson allowed just a walk in the no-hit victory. Watson struck out five and faced the minimum. The lone baserunner for Howard, Camille Navarro, was picked off at first by catcher Michaela Edenfield shortly after.

FSU pushed across a run in the first on a bases-loaded walk but did score again until a 3-run fourth. FSU put the game away with four runs in the fifth.

The Seminoles managed just five hits, but drew six walks in the victory. Jahni Kerr finished with three RBIs while Chloe Culp added two. Eight different players scored a run.

With the win, FSU moves to the winner’s bracket of the Tallahassee Regional and will face South Florida on Saturday. The Bulls defeated Mississippi State on Friday, 4-0.

Between the Lines for May 21, 2022

Women’s golf: NCAA Championships.

Baseball: (12) FSU 4, North Carolina 10

Softball: Howard 0, (2) FSU 8 (NCAA Tournament, 5 innings)

On the Agenda for May 22, 2022

Women’s golf at NCAA Championships.

Softball vs. South Florida, 1 p.m. (NCAA Tournament, ESPN2)

Baseball at North Carolina, 2 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra)

Rolling News and Notes

Through one round at the NCAA Championships, FSU women’s golf is in a 3-way tie for fourth place. FSU sits at +8. Stanford leads at +1.

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Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.