Anna Shelnutt deserves her own statue for all she did playing softball for the Florida State Seminoles.
The now-graduated catcher owns some of FSU's biggest hits in recent seasons. Her walk-off home run against Pittsburgh in 2018 captured the 'Noles an ACC Championship. "Postseason Anna" then clobbered a clutch two-run home run against LSU in the Super Regional to help her team reach the WCWS, where she homered in the game famously remembered for Jessie Warren's catch.
Shelnutt was clutch all the way into her fifth season in 2021.
Anna Shelnutt's Walk-Off Bunt
A walk off bunt you don?t see that every day! pic.twitter.com/X3b8aMl3TF
— Florida State Softball ? (@FSU_Softball) April 11, 2021
No. 10 Florida State was tied at 3 in the bottom of the seventh inning against No. 20 Duke. One out. Woman on third.
FSU head coach Lonni Alameda rolled the dice with the count in her veteran hitter's favor.
Shelnutt dropped down a perfect squeeze bunt. The runner on third, Sydney Sherrill, raced home easily. There was nothing the Blue Devils first baseman or anyone else could do.
It's not everyday you see a walk-off bunt, but Shelnutt and the Seminoles pulled it off to perfection. It's not as flashy as a home run. It sure as heck gets the job done.
FSU swept Duke with the 4-3 win at the Seminole Softball Complex. The 'Noles improved to 27-6 and an ACC-best 16-2 in conference play.
Postseason Anna helped the Seminoles to the Women's College World Series at the end of that season, but FSU fell short in the finals against Oklahoma, who then captured another title last season. The 2023 season is about to get under way, and while Shelnutt is gone, the Seminoles yet again look poised to make a run toward the WCWS.
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