Darby Cottle
Darby Cottle
Full Name:  Darby Cottle
   School:  Tift County High School in Tifton, Georgia


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Retirement of Jessica van der Linden's jersey with Darby Cottle.


FSU Career
Softball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1980      SS      5-3  127  R  R  Fr   *   Ty Ty, GA             
1981  15  SS      5-3  120  R  R  So   *   Ty Ty, GA             
1982  15  SS      5-3  127  R  R  Jr   *   Ty Ty, GA             
1983  15  SS      5-3  120  R  R  Sr   *   Ty Ty, GA             


Awards
Softball
Year  Award
1981  Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships ()
1982  Assoc of Intercollegiate Ath for Women Championships ()
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1988
Darby Cottle made such an impact on Florida State softball from 1979 to 1982 that she is the only player to have her number retired. Cottle, who won the prestigious Broderick Award in 1982 as the nation's finest softball player, led the Lady Seminoles to consecutive AIAW slow pitch national championships in 1981 and 1982. The Ty Ty, Georgia native was named All-American in both her junior and senior years and also was selected to the All-Region and All-National teams.



FSU Statistics
Softball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1980  .333  47  47  141      47   4   2   3  46   64  .454                  .333              
1981  .428  60      194  52  83   6   3  12  45  131  .675   4       4      .439     5        
1982  .459  63      209  74  96  11   3  10  44  143  .684  11       1      .486     3        
1983  .454  52      185  43  84   5   4   7  46  118  .638  11       2      .485     7        
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Tot   .425 222  47  729 169 310  26  12  32 181  456  .626  26   0   7   0  .445  0 15   0   0
Fielding Statistics
Year   PO  AST  E   FLD%  DP
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1981  113  136 44   .850    
1982  102  139 16   .938    
1983  107  159 14   .950    
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Tot   322  434 74   .911   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1980
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Feb 28 NORTH FLORIDA JC       2  .667  1 SS   3       2            1   2                      0            
Feb 28 NORTH FLORIDA JC       2  .429  1 SS   4       1            1   1                      0            
Mar  4 CENTRAL FLORIDA        2  .300  1 SS   3       0            0   0                      0            
Mar  4 FLORIDA                2  .231  1 SS   3       0            0   0                      0            
Mar  6 BREVARD CC             2  .313  1 SS   3       2     1      0   4                      0            
Mar  6 BREVARD CC             2  .263  1 SS   3       0            0   0                      0            
Mar 14 FLORIDA A&M            2  .273  1 SS   3       1  1         0   2                      0            
Mar 14 FLORIDA JC             2  .269  1 SS   4       1            0   1                      0            
Mar 16 FLAGLER COLLEGE        2  .276  1 SS   3       1            0   1                      0            
Mar 16 LAKE CITY CC           2  .267  1 SS   1       0            2   0                      0            
Mar 16 FLORIDA                2  .303  1 SS   3       2            1   2                      0            
Mar 16 LAKE CITY CC           2  .306  1 SS   3       1            0   1                      0            
Mar 21 SOUTH FLORIDA          2  .316  1 SS   2       1            0   1                      0            
Mar 21 SOUTH FLORIDA          2  .293  1 SS   3       0            0   0                      0            
Mar 22 CENTRAL FLORIDA        2  .273  1 SS   3       0            1   0                      0            
Mar 22 SOUTH FLORIDA          2  .250  1 SS   4       0            0   0                      0            
Mar 23 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   2  .235  1 SS   3       0            0   0                      0            
Mar 23 FLORIDA                2  .259  1 SS   3       2            0   2                      0            
Mar 25 FLORIDA                2  .250  1 SS   2       0            0   0                      0            
Mar 25 FLORIDA A&M            2  .237  1 SS   3       0            0   0                      0            
Mar 28 STETSON                2  .258  1 SS   3       2            2   2                      0            
Mar 28 FL INTERNATIONAL       2  .277  1 SS   3       2            2   2                      0            
Mar 28 FLORIDA                2  .269  1 SS   2       0            0   0                      0            
Apr  1 FLAGLER COLLEGE        2  .271  1 SS   3       1            2   1                      0            
Apr  1 FLAGLER COLLEGE        2  .280  1 SS   5       2                2                      0            
Apr  8 CHIPOLA CC             1  .269  1 SS   3       0            0   0                      0            
Apr  8 LAKE CITY CC           2  .275  1 SS   2       1            0   1                      0            
Apr 11 APPALACHIAN STATE      2  .298  1 SS   4       3  1         1   4                      0            
Apr 11 NORTHERN KENTUCKY      2  .310  1 SS   3       2     1      1   4                      0            
Apr 12 FLORIDA                2  .303  1 SS   2       0            0   0                      0            
Apr 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE   2  .304  1 SS   3       1            1   1                      0            
Apr 12 FLORIDA                2  .301  1 SS   1       0            0   0                      0            
Apr 14 CHIPOLA CC             1  .309  1 SS   4       2            3   2                      0            
Apr 14 CHIPOLA CC             1  .310  1 SS   3       1        1   3   4                      0            
Apr 17 MIAMI                  2  .333  1 SS   5       4  1         1   5                      0            
Apr 18 SOUTH FLORIDA          2  .339  1 SS   4       2        1   3   5                      0            
Apr 18 CENTRAL FLORIDA        2  .333  1 SS   2       0            0   0                      0            
Apr 19 FLORIDA                2  .333  1 SS   3       1            0   1                      0            
Apr 22 NORTH FLORIDA JC       2  .345  1 SS   2       2                2                      0            
Apr 22 NORTH FLORIDA JC       2  .339  1 SS   5       1                1                      0            
Apr 28 AUBURN                 2  .331  1 SS   3       0                0                      0            
Apr 28 AUBURN                 2  .328  1 SS   4       1                1                      0            
May  1 WEST GEORGIA           2  .326  1 SS   1       0                0                      0            
May  1 AUBURN                 2  .338  1 SS   4       3                3                      0            
May  2 FLORIDA                2  .338  1 SS   3       1                1                      0            
May  2 AUBURN                 2  .341  1 SS   2       1                1                      0            
May  3 FLORIDA                2  .333  1 SS   3       0                0                      0            
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Totals                           .333 47 47 141   0  47  3  2  2  25  60  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    0   0  0
1981
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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May 14 WESTERN CAROLINA       3  .500  1 SS   4   0   2            1   2  0      0            0    2   2   
May 15 NORTH CAROLINA STATE   3  .571  1 SS   3   0   2  1         0   3  0      0            0    2   3  1
May 15 EAST CAROLINA          3  .583  1 SS   5   2   3  1     1   5   7  0      0            0    3   2   
May 16 NORTH CAROLINA         3  .600  1 SS   3   1   2            0   2  0      0            0    1   2   
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Totals                           .600  4  4  15   3   9  2  0  1   6  14  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    8   9  1
1983
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar  2 LAKE CITY CC           3  .600  1 SS   5   0   3            0   3  0      1            0            
Mar  2 LAKE CITY CC           3  .500  1 SS   3   0   1            0   1  0      0            0           2
Mar  9 FLORIDA ATLANTIC       3  .583  1 SS   4   1   3        1   6   6  0      0            0    1   2   
Mar  9 FLORIDA ATLANTIC       3  .643  1 SS   2   1   2     1      1   4  1      0  1         0    4   3   
Mar 11 CAMPBELL               3  .611  1 SS   4   2   2        2   7   8  0      0  1         0    1   4  1
Mar 11 EAST CAROLINA          3  .524  1 SS   3   1   0            0   0  1      0  1         0    3   3   
Mar 11 MIAMI DADE NORTH CC    3  .500  1 SS   3   2   1            0   1  1      0            0    2   5   
Mar 11 WEST FLORIDA           3  .500  1 SS   2   3   1        1   3   4  2      0  1         0    0   1   
Mar 12 JACKSONVILLE           3  .516  1 SS   5   1   3            0   3  0      0            0    2   1   
Mar 12 LAKE CITY CC           3  .500  1 SS   3   0   1  1         0   2  0      0            0    3   2   
Mar 18 ARMSTRONG STATE COLL   3  .528  1 SS   2   1   2            1   2  1      0  1         0    3   3   
Mar 18 EDISON CC              3  .487  1 SS   3   0   0            0   0  0      0            0    2   3   
Mar 19 SOUTH FLORIDA          3  .488  1 SS   2   0   1            0   1  1      0            0    4   3   
Mar 19 LAKE CITY CC           3  .455  1 SS   3   0   0            0   0  0      0            0    2   0   
Mar 21 CLEVELAND STATE        3  .447  1 SS   3   0   1            2   1  1      0            0    2   3   
Mar 21 CLEVELAND STATE        3  .440  1 SS   3   0   1  1         1   2  0      0            0    0   6  1
Mar 22 FLORIDA A&M            3  .481  1 SS   4   1   4            4   4  0      0            0    2   5   
Mar 22 FLORIDA A&M            3  .474  1 SS   3   1   1            0   1  0      0            0    1   3  2
Apr  1 PENSACOLA CC           1  .459  1 SS   4   0   1            0   1  0      0            0    1   2   
Apr 11 JACKSONVILLE           1  .453  1 SS   3   0   1            0   1  0      0            0    1   2   
Apr 11 JACKSONVILLE           1  .441  1 SS   4   1   1        1   1   4  0      0            0    1   4   
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Totals                           .441 21 21  68  15  30  2  1  5  26  49  8   0  1  5  0  0   0   35  55  6