Elizabeth Mason hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and Florida State defeated UCLA 3-1 to fight off elimination Sunday at the Women’s College World Series.
The teams were set to play again in an elimination game Sunday night, with the winner facing Washington in a best-of-three championship series starting Monday. Washington eliminated two-time defending champion Oklahoma with a 3-0 win earlier Sunday.
Meghan King got the win for the Seminoles.
Garcia’s RBI single in the third scored Kylee Perez to give UCLA a 1-0 lead.
In the sixth inning, Florida State’s Dani Morgan sent one deep to center field, but UCLA’s Bubba Nickles caught it with her back against the wall and her glove above the top of the fence. Later in the inning, the Seminoles had runners on second and third with two outs when Mason’s homer cleared Nickles and the center field fence.