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Seasons end for LSU’s Sanchez, FSU’s Morgan


  • By Doug Gorman
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  • May. 28, 2019 - 6:57 PM

For former East Coweta softball player Dani Morgan and her FSU teammates, there won’t be a repeat NCAA title after the Seminoles fell to Oklahoma State over the weekend in the third-and-deciding game of the Super Regionals.

The news was also not good for East Coweta graduate Shemiah Sanchez, who ended her stellar college career at LSU when the Tigers were swept on the road in the Super Regionals against Minnesota.

Florida State and Oklahoma State battled through three competitive games before the Seminoles were eliminated.

Oklahoma State won the first game 3-1 in nine innings, before the Tigers came back and took the second game 4-1.

Florida State lost a heartbreaker in the finale, falling 3-2.

Morgan had a hit in the first game and scored FSU’s only run of the game.

Morgan finished her junior year at FSU as the team’s second leading hitter, batting .377. She finished with 58 RBIs and belted 14 homers.

Florida State ended its season with a 55-10 record.

At LSU, Sanchez and the Tigers lost the first game against Minnesota 5-3 and the second game 3-0.

Sanchez, who battled through some health issues during her career, had strong senior season for the Tigers, batting .290 during her final college campaign.

She also finished tied for the team lead in homers with Shelbi Sunseri with 17 each. She also drove in 46 RBIs.

LSU finished the season with a 43-19 record.

This year’s college softball World Series begins Thursday in Oklahoma City with eight teams competing for the title, including Oklahoma, UCLA, Washington, Oklahoma State, Florida, Arizona, Minnesota, and Alabama.