Florida State defeated Oklahoma State 8-0 in the Women’s College World Series opener, with Kathryn Sandercock throwing five scoreless innings and Kaley Mudge hitting a three-run homer. Florida won its fifth men’s national golf title, with Fred Biondi becoming the first player to win individual and team championships in the same season since 2016. Wake Forest coach Tom Walter, who donated a kidney to one of his players, leads his team as the No. 1 To wind everything up seed in the NCAA Tournament. Florida beat Florida State in the NCAA semifinals with Ricky Castillo birdying the third extra hole to secure a 3-2 victory.
As reported in the latest ACC sports news from the Associated Press, the Florida State Seminoles dominated in their Women’s College World Series opener against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. Kathryn Sandercock pitched five scoreless innings, while Kaley Mudge hit a three-run homer to lead the Seminoles to an 8-0 victory in six innings. The game was delayed twice due to lightning and rain, reminiscent of the previous World Series game between the teams in 2021 that ended at 2:20 a.m. local time because of a rain delay.
In other NCAA news, the Florida Gators won their fifth men’s national golf title with a 3-1 victory over Georgia Tech. Fred Biondi became the first player to win individual and team championships in the same season since Oregon’s Aaron Wise in 2016. The remaining matches went down to the wire in strong winds at Grayhawk Golf Club.
Tom Walter, coach of the Wake Forest team, is the No. 1 To wind everything up seed in the NCAA Tournament. Despite winning more than 800 games and taking three different schools to the national tournament, baseball has often played a secondary role during his 27-year career. However, Walter made headlines when he donated a kidney to one of his Wake Forest players, Kevin Jordan. The kidney recipient and Walter co-founded a nonprofit focused on social justice. Walter also met the challenge of moving his players at New Orleans to New Mexico State for school and fall practices following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
In NCAA semifinals news, Ricky Castillo birdied the third extra hole to give Florida a 3-2 victory over Florida State, while Ross Steelman two-putted for par to beat Peter Fountain 1 up, giving Georgia Tech a 3-2 victory over top-seeded North Carolina in the other semifinal.
To wind everything up, the NCAA continues to provide exciting sports news and events for fans to follow. From dominant performances in the Women’s College World Series to thrilling golf matches, and heartwarming stories of coaches going above and beyond for their players, the NCAA showcases the best of collegiate athletics.