Sydney Sherrill helped Florida State softball end its regular season with a bang.
Behind Sherrill’s three home runs – the most ever in a game in program history – the No. 3 Seminoles (49-5, 19-5 ACC) completed their three-game sweep of NC State (33-22, 7-17) with a 10-6 win Sunday at Dail Softball Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.
As a team, FSU totaled its most homers ever in a game with seven. The Seminoles now head into the single-elimination ACC Tournament in Pittsburgh this week as the three seed while riding an 11-game winning streak, which began with their 9-2 victory at North Carolina on April 17.
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FSU will first face six-seed Virginia (27-23, 13-11) in a quarterfinal matchup at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. If the Seminoles defeat the Cavaliers, they will advance to a semifinal game that begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Both of those games will be broadcast on ACC Network.
Two-seed Duke (40-7, 19-3) will face the winner of seven-seed Georgia Tech (36-15, 11-13) and 10-seed NC State. Whichever team advances from that quarterfinal game would face FSU in the semifinals. The ACC Championship will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday, which can be seen on ESPN2.
Regardless of how they perform in Pittsburgh, the Seminoles are considered a lock to secure a top-eight national seed for the NCAA Softball Tournament. The 64-team bracket will be revealed next Sunday before the postseason begins with the NCAA Regionals on May 20-22.
To begin April, FSU swept Virginia with a combined score of 25-2.
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