One game stands in the way of a Putnam County native being a women’s college world series champ

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:40 PM EDT
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PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Kiersten Landers is no stranger to big games. The women’s softball player helped bring home two state titles for the Hurricane Redskins in 2017 and 2018.

Now, she looks to get a national championship with the Florida State Seminoles. The team defeated the Oklahoma Sooners in game one of the Women’s College World Series on Tuesday.

Game two will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN. Landers, an outfield for the Seminoles, spoke with WSAZ’s Taylor Eaton before game two Wednesday.

Landers, who is a native of Scott Depot in Putnam County, says although she is nervous, she is more excited to take the field.

She also talked about how her roots helped prepare her for this moment and says she is hoping the team can seal the deal with one more win.

“I think our game plan is just to play Florida State softball,” Landers said. “Not to make the moment too big and understand that it’s the same game you played when you were a kid. A fastball, is a fastball is a fastball. Just getting in there and playing how we know.”

If the Seminoles lose in game two, the series will go to a game three which would happen at 3 p.m. Thursday on ESPN.

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