Grand Canyon Shocks No. 1 Florida State With 5-3 Victory

Grand Canyon shocks No. 1 Florida State with a 5-3 victory stifling a 28 game win streak. GCU softball became the first team in school history to beat a Division I No. 1 team.

The Seminoles were 21-0 before traveling to GCU (12-8) starting ace Meghan King (10-0) going up against Yesenia Morrison (3-2).

The Noles flexed their strength on offense in the top of the first inning when Carsyn Gordon and Sydney Sherrill both sent solo shots out of the park.

FSU tacked on another run in the third with an RBI single to score Cali Harrod.

The Lopes responded in the second when catcher Kaileigh Holland launched a solo home run to close in on the deficit. 

GCU tied it up in the fifth when Sierra Smith led off with a double and Tourville followed with another double to score Smith. Taylor Tetone pinch ran for Tourville who advanced to third on a single by Madelyn Dowdle. Pinch hitter Jordan Keeton stepped up and drove a single through the right side to score Tetone. 

The Lopes momentum continued in the sixth inning when Tourville hit her second double of the day to score pinch runner Bellavia to take the lead. 

Cassidy Davis relieved King from the circle. Holland was issued a free pass on a hit by pitch. Dowdle singled to score Tourville to secure a 5-3 lead. 

Yesenia closed out the seventh with three fly outs to top the No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles who ranked No. 1 in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage and No. 2 in scoring and on-base percentage.

"What a great night for the program," GCU head coach Ann Pierson said. "I am so proud of the kids. To just come out with this crazy focused energy. To just compete.

"What a great celebration for them and for the program and the university," Pierson said. "Christi (Musser) gave the hitters a great plan for their approach at the plate and Mandy (Gardner) prepared our pitching staff for the tough competition."

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Did We Witness The Craziest Regionals In Softball History?

What a wild weekend of postseason play with eight regions going to game seven. We saw everything from pitching duels to walk-offs, and thrilling upsets in 2019. Here are some of the top moments from last weekend.

Florida State Advances To Supers After South Carolina Regional Thriller

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Florida Gators Advance To Super Regionals To Face Tennessee

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Oklahoma State Advances To 2019 NCAA Super Regionals

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Texas A&M-Kingsville Defeat Cameron To Advance To DII WCWS

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LIU Post Tops Saint Anselm In Extras To Reach NCAA DII WCWS

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Young Harris Advances To NCAA Division II WCWS

HARROGATE, Tenn.  — The Young Harris College softball team overcame a six-run deficit to defeat Lincoln Memorial University 12-6 as they captured their first-ever NCAA Division II Southeast Super Regional title Friday (May 17) afternoon at Dorothy Neely Field.

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