Florida Cabinet honors Mike Martin, FSU softball squad

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By: Capitol News Service
June 13, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State head baseball coach Mike Martin and the FSU softball team were recognized and honored by Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet Wednesday morning.

Martin made NCAA history this past season, breaking the all-time wins record in early May with his 1,976th win in a victory over Clemson.

Martin is now sitting on 1,987 wins. "11" says he couldn't have done it without the rest of his FSU family.

“It's not that one coach doesn't care about other sports,” said Martin. "They all care about each other and that's what makes our job so much fun when we go to work everyday, because we know that our peers care if we have success.”

Martin's future at FSU is uncertain. He said he would be discussing what comes next for him with FSU leadership on Thursday.

The FSU softball team captured their first ever Women's College World Series crown by defeating Washington in the best-of-three series, two games to none earlier this month.

“What I really love about our team is they really engaged in the moment and they had fun in the moment. So, they understood that the process of the game can be so enjoyable if you love your teammates and you love what you're doing it for and you're not worried about the outcome so much,” said head coach Lonni Alameda. "That really showed up at the World Series and I was proud of them for that because they'll have those moments forever.”

Alameda says one of the biggest victories coming out of the team’s win is the renewed interest in the sport of softball and the new fans gained.

Both Martin and the softball team where honored with proclamations.

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