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Sandercock named All-American by softball coaches

Florida State right-hander Kathryn Sandercock was named an NFCA Second Team All-American as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday. She becomes the Seminoles’ 35th All-American totaling 52 All-American honors.

Sandercock heads into the 2021 Women’s College World Series leading the Seminoles in wins, ERA and innings pitched. She has appeared in 35 games this season with 33 starts and a 24-2 record. Sandercock has a 1.09 ERA while allowing her opponents to hit just .179 against her in 147.1 innings of work.

Sandercock’s 1.09 ERA ranks eighth in the nation amongst pitchers who threw more than 140 innings.

She threw the first nine complete games of her career this season, including ones against Virginia Tech, Florida, Arizona, Duke, UCF and LSU. Sandercock threw 21 consecutive innings without allowing a single run from March 26-April 11.

Sandercock was named to the All-ACC First team this season and was named to the NFCA Southeast Region First Team.

The Seminoles open up at the WCWS on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET against UCLA on ESPN.

This marks the 19th time that Florida State and UCLA have played each other, this also marks the fifth time in the last six seasons that the Seminoles and Bruins will face off. UCLA currently holds a 10-8 advantage in the all-time series but FSU has a 4-3 advantage at the WCWS. The Seminoles have also won eight of the last 10 games against UCLA, dating back to 2002.