An FSU softball player's home was destroyed by storms in Tallahassee


The home of a former Florida State softball player and a current FSU player was damaged in Friday's violent storms.

Josie Muffley, who played shortstop for the Seminoles from 2020 to 2023, shared photos on Instagram of her home destroyed by a fallen tree. According to the ACC Network broadcast of FSU's game against Georgia Tech in the ACC softball tournament, Muffley lives in the house with Autumn Belviy, a senior outfielder for the team.

“Blessed in an understatement,” Muffley wrote on Instagram. “The dogs and I are fine, we hid in my closet. House is gone.”

Severe storms hit Tallahassee Friday morning, bringing with them a possible tornado. One woman died and 80,000 people in the area were reportedly without power.

Dick Howser Stadium, home of the FSU baseball team, was also damaged by Friday's storms, with the right field fence and foul pole severely bent by the force of the storms.

FSU softball coach Lonni Alameda told the ACC Network that the tree ended up in Belviy's bedroom.

It's been a tough week for Muffley, whose hometown of Portage, Michigan, was hit by tornadoes on Tuesday.

“Praying for everyone in my hometown,” Muffley wrote in a post on the social website formerly known as Twitter. “Blessed that my parents are well.”

Muffley was among FSU teams that made it to the Women's College World Series championship game in 2021 and 2023. She also made the 2023 ACC All-Tournament Team.

Belviy has played in 48 games for the Seminoles this season, starting four games and scoring 17 runs.

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