NCAA Softball ACCtion: Sunday, May 26

May 26, 2013

Big Fifth Inning by Texas Ends Florida State's season

AUSTIN, Texas - The 19th-ranked Florida State softball team hung right with No. 4 seed Texas through four innings until four runs in the fifth were too much for FSU to overcome as it fell 4-0 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Super Regionals at McCombs Field.

The loss effectively puts an end to the Seminoles' (44-19) season that was highlighted by their first NCAA Super Regional appearance since 2006. A leadoff home run in the fifth by Texas' Karina Scott and a two-run shot by Taylor Thom highlighted a four-run inning that was more than enough to get past Florida State as it struggled all afternoon with Longhorn (49-8) starter Blaire Luna (30-5).

Luna recorded her fourth no-hitter of the season, as Florida State was no-hit for the first time since April 23, 2011 against Maryland. She struck out 13 of her 21 batters faced while allowing one walk.

Overcoming injuries all season to put Florida State in a position the program had not been in several years, the offense was unable to do much with the command displayed by Luna in the circle. The Seminoles did a good job of working the count in several at-bats but were unable to muster any momentum-changing plays at the plate.