Watch: Fans express their love of FSU softball

The growth of softball in the past five years has been exponential as ESPN has elevated the profile of the sport in the regular season and postseason. Florida State fans have also fallen in love with Florida State softball — the pitching, hitting and defense but also aggressiveness on the base paths.

Osceola publisher Jerry Kutz interviews FSU fans before the May 4 game against Florida — in front of 1,764 fans, the fifth largest crowd in program history with more on the berm and in the parking garage — as they reflect on the players, coach Lonni Alameda and their enjoyment watching games and the program. Video edited by Bob Ferrante.