Florida State Women's Softball - 2007 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Softball - 2007 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
JoAnne Graf, Head Coach
Louie Berndt, Associate Head Coach
Megan Matthews Buning, Pitchers
Dwan Riggins, Strength and Conditioning

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2007 Softball


2007 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Robin Ahrberg, C, Stillwater, OK

Camille Garcia, IF, Sandia Pueblo, NM

Jessica Gilmore, OF, Fort Walton Beach

Terese Gober, P, McDonough, GA

Brittany Krbec, 5-4, C-IF, Orlando

Kelly Langston, 5-7, IF, Sopchoppy

Monica Montez, OF, Corona, CA

Amanda Moore, OF, Niceville

Courtney Rosen, IF, Sugar Land, TX

Carly Wynn, OF, Sharpsburg, GA


2007 Roster - By Name

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 35 Robin Ahrberg         C       R-R  Fr        Stillwater, OK (Stillwater)
* 17 Yuruby Alicart        IF      R-R  Sr   *    Maracay, Venezuela (Trino Celis Rios/Thomas University)
*  5 Whitney Buckmon       OF      L-R  Jr   **   Stone Mountain, GA (Chamblee)
* 77 Kayla Collins         P-IF    R-R  So   *    Niceville (Niceville)
* 22 LaShaun Davis         OF      L-R  Sr   ***  Marietta, GA (Walton)
* 44 Camille Garcia        IF      R-R  Fr        Sandia Pueblo, NM (Walnut)
* 12 Jessica Gilmore       OF      R-R  So-R      Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach/Georgia)
*  8 Terese Gober          P       R-R  Fr        McDonough, GA (Union Grove)
* 25 Brittany Krbec        C-IF    R-R  Sr        Orlando (University/Troy)
*  3 Kelly Langston        IF      R-R  Jr        Sopchoppy (Wakulla/Tallahassee CC)
*  2 Melissa May           P-OF    L-L  So   *    San Diego, CA (Rancho Bernardo)
* 23 Tiffany McDonald      P       R-R  Jr   **   Belfair, WA (North Mason)
*  7 Monica Montez         OF      L-R  Fr        Corona, CA (Corona)
* 13 Amanda Moore          OF      L-R  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
*  9 Brittany Osmon        IF      L-L  Jr   **   San Diego, CA (Mount Carmel)
* 20 Robyn Petrovich       IF      R-R  Jr   **   Plantation (South Plantation)
*  6 Courtney Rosen        IF      L-R  Fr        Sugar Land, TX (Clements)
* 18 Michelle Snyder       IF      R-R  So   *    Wenatchee, WA (Eastmont)
*  1 Veronica Wootson      IF      R-R  Sr   ***  Fontana, CA (A.B. Miller)
* 15 Carly Wynn            OF      L-R  Fr        Sharpsburg, GA (Northgate)

2007 Roster - By Number

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Veronica Wootson      IF      R-R  Sr   ***  Fontana, CA (A.B. Miller)
*  2 Melissa May           P-OF    L-L  So   *    San Diego, CA (Rancho Bernardo)
*  3 Kelly Langston        IF      R-R  Jr        Sopchoppy (Wakulla/Tallahassee CC)
*  5 Whitney Buckmon       OF      L-R  Jr   **   Stone Mountain, GA (Chamblee)
*  6 Courtney Rosen        IF      L-R  Fr        Sugar Land, TX (Clements)
*  7 Monica Montez         OF      L-R  Fr        Corona, CA (Corona)
*  8 Terese Gober          P       R-R  Fr        McDonough, GA (Union Grove)
*  9 Brittany Osmon        IF      L-L  Jr   **   San Diego, CA (Mount Carmel)
* 12 Jessica Gilmore       OF      R-R  So-R      Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach/Georgia)
* 13 Amanda Moore          OF      L-R  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
* 15 Carly Wynn            OF      L-R  Fr        Sharpsburg, GA (Northgate)
* 17 Yuruby Alicart        IF      R-R  Sr   *    Maracay, Venezuela (Trino Celis Rios/Thomas University)
* 18 Michelle Snyder       IF      R-R  So   *    Wenatchee, WA (Eastmont)
* 20 Robyn Petrovich       IF      R-R  Jr   **   Plantation (South Plantation)
* 22 LaShaun Davis         OF      L-R  Sr   ***  Marietta, GA (Walton)
* 23 Tiffany McDonald      P       R-R  Jr   **   Belfair, WA (North Mason)
* 25 Brittany Krbec        C-IF    R-R  Sr        Orlando (University/Troy)
* 35 Robin Ahrberg         C       R-R  Fr        Stillwater, OK (Stillwater)
* 44 Camille Garcia        IF      R-R  Fr        Sandia Pueblo, NM (Walnut)
* 77 Kayla Collins         P-IF    R-R  So   *    Niceville (Niceville)

2007 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Veronica Wootson         Easton - 2nd Team All-American
                         National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  1

2007 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/09
Ref
H
SAMFORD
Seminole Classic
W 13-5
02/09
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M
Seminole Classic
W 5-0
02/10
Ref
H
RADFORD
Seminole Classic
W 2-1
02/10
Ref
H
SAMFORD
Seminole Classic Championship
W 8-0
02/13
Ref
A
GEORGIA SOUTHERN W 11-2
02/16
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
Sunshine State
W 10-2
02/16
Ref
H
KANSAS
Sunshine State
L 0-1
02/17
Ref
H
SOUTH CAROLINA
Sunshine State
W 8-3
02/17
Ref
H
MEMPHIS
Sunshine State
W 8-0
02/23
Ref
N
NEBRASKA
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
W 2-1
02/23
Ref
N
MISSISSIPPI STATE
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
W 4-2
02/24
Ref
N
TENNESSEE TECH
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
L 8-9
02/24
Ref
N
SETON HALL
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
W 4-2
02/25
Ref
N
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
L 1-4
02/28
Ref
H
MICHIGAN L 3-4
02/28
Ref
H
MICHIGAN L 2-3
03/03
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 3-6
03/03
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 4-0
03/04
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 2-4
03/09
Ref
H
SYRACUSE
FSU Invitational
W 8-0
03/09
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
FSU Invitational
W 6-2
03/10
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
FSU Invitational
W 4-2
03/10
Ref
H
MAINE
FSU Invitational
W 9-1
03/10
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M
FSU Invitational
W 9-4
03/11
Ref
H
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
FSU Invitational
W 6-0
03/11
Ref
H
GEORGIA
FSU Invitational Championship
L 1-2
03/13
Ref
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI W 2-0
03/13
Ref
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI W 6-1
03/15
Ref
A
WASHINGTON
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
W 3-1
03/15
Ref
N
CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
L 3-4
03/16
Ref
N
MICHIGAN
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
L 2-4
03/17
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
L 2-3
03/17
Ref
A
CAL ST-FULLERTON
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
L 3-4
03/21
Ref
A
FLORIDA A&M W 8-0
03/24
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH L 0-1
03/24
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 10-2
03/25
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH L 0-1
03/28
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA L 0-1
03/28
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 8-3
03/31
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 4-2
03/31
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 6-0
04/01
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 8-0
04/04
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 1-5
04/04
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 3-4
04/07
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 8-0
04/07
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH L 1-9
04/08
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH L 6-7
04/11
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M W 9-1
04/14
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 9-0
04/14
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 6-3
04/17
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 8-0
04/17
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 3-0
04/21
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 8-2
04/21
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 4-2
04/22
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 8-0
04/28
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA L 3-4
04/28
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 3-2
04/29
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 6-3
05/02
Ref
A
TROY W 5-3
05/02
Ref
A
TROY W 4-2
05/04
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA W 5-0
05/04
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA W 2-1
05/06
Ref
A
AUBURN L 2-7
05/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC
W 8-0
05/11
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
ACC
L 0-4
05/11
Ref
H
MARYLAND
ACC
W 7-4
05/12
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
ACC
L 3-7
05/18
Ref
N
CALIFORNIA
NCAA, Tuscaloosa, Al
L 6-13
05/19
Ref
A
ALABAMA
NCAA, Tuscaloosa, Al
L 3-6
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   44-25    30- 9    11-10     3- 6


2007 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  VIRGINIA TECH        15- 5    49-16 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 15- 6    42-21 
 3  GEORGIA TECH         14- 6    54-16 
 4~ FLORIDA STATE        13- 7    44-25 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA       11- 9    46-21 
 6  MARYLAND              8-12    33-26 
 7  BOSTON COLLEGE        4-16    15-31 
 8  VIRGINIA              1-20    17-39 

2007 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Tallahassee, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/10/2007  (3)GEORGIA TECH 5, (6)MARYLAND 1                    
05/10/2007  (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 2, (2)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0      
05/10/2007  (1)VIRGINIA TECH 4, (8)VIRGINIA 1                   
05/10/2007  (4)FLORIDA STATE 8, (5)NORTH CAROLINA 0             
05/10/2007  (6)MARYLAND 3, (2)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2            
05/11/2007  (5)NORTH CAROLINA 8, (8)VIRGINIA 0                  
05/11/2007  (3)GEORGIA TECH 4, (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 0              
05/11/2007  (1)VIRGINIA TECH 4, (4)FLORIDA STATE 0              
05/11/2007  (5)NORTH CAROLINA 5, (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 0            
05/11/2007  (4)FLORIDA STATE 7, (6)MARYLAND 4                   
05/12/2007  (3)GEORGIA TECH 7, (4)FLORIDA STATE 3               
05/12/2007  (1)VIRGINIA TECH 3, (5)NORTH CAROLINA 0             
05/13/2007  (1)VIRGINIA TECH 2, (3)GEORGIA TECH 0               

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/09/2007
SAMFORD
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Krbec
Carly
Wynn
Brittany
Osmon
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
02/09/2007
FLORIDA A&M
Veronica
Wootson
Whitney
Buckmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Krbec
LaShaun
Davis
Jessica
Gilmore
Kelly
Langston
Michelle
Snyder
02/10/2007
RADFORD
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Krbec
Carly
Wynn
Brittany
Osmon
Camille
Garcia
Whitney
Buckmon
02/10/2007
SAMFORD
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Krbec
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/13/2007
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Monica
Montez
Kayla
Collins
Kelly
Langston
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/16/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Kelly
Langston
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/16/2007
KANSAS
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Carly
Wynn
Brittany
Osmon
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/17/2007
SOUTH CAROLINA
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/17/2007
MEMPHIS
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
Kelly
Langston
Michelle
Snyder
02/23/2007
NEBRASKA
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Carly
Wynn
Brittany
Osmon
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/23/2007
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Kelly
Langston
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/24/2007
TENNESSEE TECH
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/24/2007
SETON HALL
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Carly
Wynn
Kelly
Langston
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
02/25/2007
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Michelle
Snyder
02/28/2007
MICHIGAN
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Kelly
Langston
Whitney
Buckmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
02/28/2007
MICHIGAN
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Whitney
Buckmon
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Kelly
Langston
Carly
Wynn
Brittany
Osmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/03/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Kelly
Langston
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/03/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Carly
Wynn
Kelly
Langston
Brittany
Osmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/04/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Kelly
Langston
Whitney
Buckmon
Kayla
Collins
Carly
Wynn
Michelle
Snyder
03/09/2007
SYRACUSE
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Kelly
Langston
Robin
Ahrberg
Whitney
Buckmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
03/09/2007
GEORGIA STATE
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Carly
Wynn
Brittany
Osmon
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/10/2007
APPALACHIAN STATE
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Carly
Wynn
Kelly
Langston
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/10/2007
MAINE
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Monica
Montez
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/10/2007
FLORIDA A&M
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Monica
Montez
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/11/2007
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Carly
Wynn
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/11/2007
GEORGIA
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/13/2007
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Monica
Montez
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/13/2007
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Krbec
Carly
Wynn
Kelly
Langston
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/15/2007
WASHINGTON
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Krbec
Carly
Wynn
Brittany
Osmon
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/15/2007
CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/16/2007
MICHIGAN
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Robin
Ahrberg
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Monica
Montez
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/17/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Veronica
Wootson
Whitney
Buckmon
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
03/17/2007
CAL ST-FULLERTON
Veronica
Wootson
Whitney
Buckmon
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Jessica
Gilmore
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
03/21/2007
FLORIDA A&M
Veronica
Wootson
Whitney
Buckmon
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
03/24/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Veronica
Wootson
Whitney
Buckmon
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
03/24/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Veronica
Wootson
Whitney
Buckmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Kelly
Langston
Carly
Wynn
Michelle
Snyder
03/25/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Veronica
Wootson
Whitney
Buckmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
LaShaun
Davis
Monica
Montez
Robin
Ahrberg
Michelle
Snyder
03/28/2007
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Veronica
Wootson
LaShaun
Davis
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Krbec
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
03/28/2007
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Whitney
Buckmon
Monica
Montez
Yuruby
Alicart
Carly
Wynn
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Brittany
Krbec
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
03/31/2007
MARYLAND
Veronica
Wootson
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Kelly
Langston
Monica
Montez
Robin
Ahrberg
Michelle
Snyder
03/31/2007
MARYLAND
LaShaun
Davis
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Veronica
Wootson
Kelly
Langston
Brittany
Krbec
Michelle
Snyder
04/01/2007
MARYLAND
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Kelly
Langston
Brittany
Krbec
Michelle
Snyder
04/04/2007
FLORIDA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/04/2007
FLORIDA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Kelly
Langston
Brittany
Krbec
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/07/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/07/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Brittany
Krbec
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/08/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Jessica
Gilmore
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Carly
Wynn
Kelly
Langston
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/11/2007
FLORIDA A&M
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Jessica
Gilmore
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Carly
Wynn
Robin
Ahrberg
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/14/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/14/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Kelly
Langston
Brittany
Krbec
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/17/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Kayla
Collins
Michelle
Snyder
04/17/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Brittany
Krbec
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/21/2007
VIRGINIA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Kelly
Langston
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/21/2007
VIRGINIA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Brittany
Krbec
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
04/22/2007
VIRGINIA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Brittany
Krbec
LaShaun
Davis
Michelle
Snyder
04/28/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Osmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
04/28/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
04/29/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Brittany
Krbec
Michelle
Snyder
05/02/2007
TROY
Veronica
Wootson
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Robin
Ahrberg
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
05/02/2007
TROY
Veronica
Wootson
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Kelly
Langston
Whitney
Buckmon
Brittany
Krbec
Michelle
Snyder
05/04/2007
NORTH FLORIDA
Veronica
Wootson
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Michelle
Snyder
05/04/2007
NORTH FLORIDA
Veronica
Wootson
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Brittany
Krbec
Michelle
Snyder
05/06/2007
AUBURN
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
05/10/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
05/11/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
05/11/2007
MARYLAND
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
05/12/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
Michelle
Snyder
05/18/2007
CALIFORNIA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Whitney
Buckmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Michelle
Snyder
LaShaun
Davis
05/19/2007
ALABAMA
Veronica
Wootson
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Yuruby
Alicart
Brittany
Osmon
Whitney
Buckmon
Robin
Ahrberg
Michelle
Snyder
LaShaun
Davis

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/09/2007
SAMFORD
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
02/09/2007
FLORIDA A&M
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
02/10/2007
RADFORD
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Camille
Garcia
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
02/10/2007
SAMFORD
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
02/13/2007
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Monica
Montez
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
02/16/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Kayla
Collins
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
02/16/2007
KANSAS
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
02/17/2007
SOUTH CAROLINA
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
02/17/2007
MEMPHIS
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
02/23/2007
NEBRASKA
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
02/23/2007
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
02/24/2007
TENNESSEE TECH
Melissa
May
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
02/24/2007
SETON HALL
Kayla
Collins
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
02/25/2007
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
02/28/2007
MICHIGAN
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
02/28/2007
MICHIGAN
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/03/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Kelly
Langston
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/03/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Kelly
Langston
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/04/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/09/2007
SYRACUSE
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/09/2007
GEORGIA STATE
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/10/2007
APPALACHIAN STATE
Kayla
Collins
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/10/2007
MAINE
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Monica
Montez
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/10/2007
FLORIDA A&M
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Monica
Montez
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/11/2007
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/11/2007
GEORGIA
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/13/2007
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Monica
Montez
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/13/2007
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/15/2007
WASHINGTON
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/15/2007
CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/16/2007
MICHIGAN
Melissa
May
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/17/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
03/17/2007
CAL ST-FULLERTON
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/21/2007
FLORIDA A&M
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/24/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/24/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
03/25/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/28/2007
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Whitney
Buckmon
LaShaun
Davis
03/28/2007
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
03/31/2007
MARYLAND
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
03/31/2007
MARYLAND
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/01/2007
MARYLAND
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
04/04/2007
FLORIDA
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
04/04/2007
FLORIDA
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/07/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/07/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/08/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/11/2007
FLORIDA A&M
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/14/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/14/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/17/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
04/17/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/21/2007
VIRGINIA
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/21/2007
VIRGINIA
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
04/22/2007
VIRGINIA
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
04/28/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
04/28/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
04/29/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/02/2007
TROY
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/02/2007
TROY
Terese
Gober
Brittany
Krbec
Kelly
Langston
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/04/2007
NORTH FLORIDA
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/04/2007
NORTH FLORIDA
Melissa
May
Brittany
Krbec
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/06/2007
AUBURN
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/10/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/11/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/11/2007
MARYLAND
Terese
Gober
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/12/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
05/18/2007
CALIFORNIA
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis
05/19/2007
ALABAMA
Tiffany
McDonald
Robin
Ahrberg
Brittany
Osmon
Veronica
Wootson
Michelle
Snyder
Yuruby
Alicart
Whitney
Buckmon
Carly
Wynn
LaShaun
Davis


2007 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT ============================================================================================================ Kayla Collins .462 11 6 13 0 6 0 0 0 4 6 .462 1 0 4 0 .500 0 0 0 0 Veronica Wootson .344 67 67 221 61 76 14 4 11 33 131 .593 26 1 18 0 .414 1 7 35 41 Whitney Buckmon .340 53 52 156 20 53 3 3 0 13 62 .397 3 3 22 0 .364 0 6 17 21 Carly Wynn .336 52 48 146 32 49 8 0 4 17 69 .473 14 0 17 0 .391 1 5 5 8 Yuruby Alicart .324 69 69 204 53 66 17 1 14 56 127 .623 25 2 42 0 .397 3 3 2 2 Monica Montez .312 48 38 109 16 34 3 2 3 18 50 .459 12 5 16 1 .405 0 11 1 1 Brittany Osmon .303 48 45 109 23 33 5 4 6 22 64 .587 24 2 28 0 .437 0 2 1 1 Brittany Krbec .276 52 46 127 8 35 7 0 1 28 45 .354 14 3 21 0 .356 2 11 0 0 Jessica Gilmore .271 56 48 140 21 38 9 0 3 22 56 .400 10 1 25 1 .320 2 6 4 4 Robin Ahrberg .268 59 55 153 12 41 5 2 0 25 50 .327 24 2 25 1 .372 1 14 1 1 Kelly Langston .236 33 30 89 11 21 4 0 2 14 31 .348 8 0 26 0 .299 0 3 1 1 LaShaun Davis .204 61 51 142 27 29 6 2 2 22 45 .317 23 4 41 1 .329 1 8 11 14 Michelle Snyder .193 69 68 166 28 32 10 0 3 22 51 .307 18 5 50 0 .291 0 8 1 1 Camille Garcia .143 8 1 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 1 1 3 0 .333 0 0 0 0 Courtney Rosen .000 30 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 3 3 Tiffany McDonald .000 42 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Amanda Moore .000 37 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 4 4 Terese Gober .000 27 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Melissa May .000 25 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Robyn Petrovich .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ======================================================================================= FSU .288 69 69 1783 337 514 91 18 49 296 788 .442 203 29 339 4 .368 11 84 86 102 Opp .204 69 69 1698 176 346 55 13 22 154 493 .290 165 47 431 20 .291 9 52 63 74

2007 Pitching Statistics

Name ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA ======================================================================================================================== Melissa May 1.82 12 4 25 19 12 5 1 1 119.1 107 50 31 31 55 16 4 6 454 .236 13 13 1 2 10 Tiffany McDonald 1.92 17 17 42 27 20 7 0 3 211.0 148 73 58 72 235 22 5 8 753 .197 7 24 0 3 28 Terese Gober 2.11 13 4 27 21 9 4 1 0 123.0 81 47 37 54 123 14 4 8 439 .185 9 9 0 2 13 Kayla Collins 2.86 2 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 14.2 10 6 6 8 18 3 0 0 52 .192 2 1 0 2 1 ==================================================================================================== FSU 1.97 44 25 97 70 42 17 1 4 468.0 346 176 132 165 431 55 13 22 1698 .204 31 47 1 9 52 Opp 4.33 25 44 69 69 29 5 0 2 456.0 514 337 282 203 339 91 18 49 1783 .288 41 29 1 11 84

2007 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Whitney Buckmon 35 3 0 1.000 Monica Montez 14 2 0 1.000 Camille Garcia 0 3 0 1.000 Robin Ahrberg 299 20 3 .991 Brittany Osmon 296 27 7 .979 Brittany Krbec 146 9 4 .975 Kelly Langston 171 15 5 .974 Terese Gober 4 33 1 .974 Melissa May 3 28 1 .969 Veronica Wootson 182 149 11 .968 Carly Wynn 46 6 2 .963 Tiffany McDonald 4 41 2 .957 Jessica Gilmore 34 2 2 .947 LaShaun Davis 45 6 3 .944 Michelle Snyder 37 141 14 .927 Yuruby Alicart 88 132 25 .898 Kayla Collins 0 0 0 .000 Courtney Rosen 0 0 0 .000 Robyn Petrovich 0 0 0 .000 Amanda Moore 0 0 0 .000 ======================== FSU 1404 617 80 .962 Opp 1368 571 82 .959

FLORIDA STATE 13, SAMFORD 5
02/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 FSU Softball Opens 2007 Campaign With 13-5, Five Inning Victory Over Samford.

Wootson moves up to third in FSU history with 19 triples.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the second-straight year the Florida State softball team started the season with an eight-run rule game. Fortunately for the 25th-ranked Seminoles this time they came out on the positive side as Florida State opened the 2007 campaign with a 13-5 victory over Samford in five innings during the first day of the Seminole Classic on Friday (February 9).

Florida State improved to 25-4 in the season opener under Dr. JoAnne Graf as it started the 2007 campaign at 1-0. After opening the day by beating Radford, Samford dropped to 1-1.

Getting the victory was sophomore Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she worked the complete game to start the year 1-0. The left-hander gave up five runs, only two earned, on nine hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Taking the loss for Samford was Susanna Meyers as fell to 0-1.

Eight of the nine batters in the FSU line-up got a hit, led by Player of the Year candidate, second baseman Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and set a career high with four runs scored. Wootson took over sole possession of eighth place in ACC history with her 19th career triple while forging a tie with Lisa Davidson for third place on the FSU charts.

Topping all hitters was catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) as the senior transfer went 3-fo4 with three RBIs in her FSU debut. Also posting a trio of RBIs was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela). In her collegiate debut, centerfield Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) went 2-for-3 while first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) also had a pair of hits.

Samford got on the board first with a pair of runs in the first inning off May. With two outs, the Bulldogs strung together three hits and got a walk to plate the first two runs.

FSU answered in its half of the first with four runs of its own. Wootson drew a leadoff walk then stole second. One out later, an infield single by catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) moved Wootson to third and a bunt single by Alicart plated Wootson with the first run. Krbec poked a single through the middle to score pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) and Alicart with the go-ahead runs. Completing the scoring was a ground out by left fielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) to score pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.).

After batting around in the first, Wootson got the scoring starting in the second inning when she reached base on an error and stole second. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) - who scored a pair of runs - laid down a bunt single then got hung up in a run down long enough for Wootson to score from second. A sacrifice fly by Alicart scored Davis from third to make it 6-2 in FSU's favor.

The run production continued in the bottom of the third inning as FSU scored four more runs. Wynn and Osmon started the frame with back-to-back singles then moved up on a sacrifice by Montez. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) loaded the bases with a walk then Wootson cleared them with a triple. The senior scored FSU's tenth run of the game on a Davis sacrifice fly. FSU tacked on another run in the fourth when Krbec laced a one-out single then scored on a single through the right side off the bat of Osmon.

Samford scored three runs off May - but only one was earned - in the top of the fifth, but the Seminoles answered with two runs to end the game early. Once again Wootson got on base to lead off the inning, this time roping a double down the left-field line, then Davis drew a walk. A sacrifice bunt by Ahrberg moved both runs up then an Alicart sacrifice fly plated Wootson and Davis scored the final run on Krbec's third hit of the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  4  2   3  1  0  2  2
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  2  1   1  1  1  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  1   3  0  0  0  1
Brittany Krbec          C         4  1  3   3  0  0  4  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  1
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  1  2   1  1  0  6  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  3
Melissa May             P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22 13 13  12  4  2 15  8
Opp                              23  5  9   3  3  3 14  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Melissa May (1), Brittany Krbec (1), Carly Wynn (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Veronica Wootson (1), Brittany Krbec (1)
3B - FSU-Veronica Wootson (1)
SH - FSU-Robin Ahrberg 2 (2), Monica Montez (1)
SF - FSU-LaShaun Davis (1), Yuruby Alicart 2 (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson 2 (2), Courtney Rosen (1), Yuruby Alicart (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (1-0)    5.0  9  5  2  3  3
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  9  5  2  3  3
Opp                  L          4.2 13 13 11  4  2


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
SAMFORD
2
0
0
0
3
5
9
1
FLORIDA STATE
4
2
4
1
2
13
13
3

FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA A&M 0
02/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Nothing. Nadda. Zilch. Zero. No. 25 FSU's Tiffany McDonald Throws No Hitter To Beat Florida A&M 5-0.

Junior throws the second no hitter of her career.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coming into the first weekend of the season, Florida State pitcher Tiffany McDonald wasn't sure she was going to throw that much and she certainly didn't expect to have the evening she did on Friday night. The junior threw the second no hitter of her career as she stifled the Florida A&M bats and gave the No. 25 Seminoles a 5-0 victory during the first day of the Seminole Classic.

Florida State swept both of its games during the first day of competition to improve to 2-0 for the 19th time under Dr. JoAnne Graf. The Rattlers dropped to 0-2 on the season.

"I really did know about it," McDonald admitted. "There were a few times they had a few balls that I thought might be counted as hits but I was too into the game and into my zone to realize it. I'm glad no body mentioned it to me."

The no hitter is her first no-no since an 11-0 victory over Jacksonville on March 30, 2005. During her seven innings of work, the right-hander only issued three walks and had one runner reach base on an error. Taking the loss for FAMU was Destiny Gordon as she fell to 0-1.

"She's been excited all day and she was really pumped to get out there," Graf said of McDonald. "She threw a great game and had a great defense behind her."

FSU got a total team effort offensively as six different batters picked up FSU's half dozen hits and five different Seminoles crossed the plate. Freshman catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) topped all hitters with three RBIs.

Designated hitter Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) picked up where she left off in the opener as she roped a double to right field to start FSU's offense in the second inning. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) laid down a sacrifice bunt but the throw to first base went over the fielder's head, allowing pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) to score from second. One out later, Davis scored the second run on a ground out by first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.).

The Seminoles scored again in the third as Player of the Year Candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) led off with a single then stole her third base of the night to get to second. A ground out moved her to third then she came in to score on an Ahrberg ground out.

"I thought we hit pretty well for the first two games," Graf added. "We were aggressive at the plate and we're learning how to read different pitches. It was a great all-around effort, the defense played well, the hitters did well and our pitchers did great. We've got to keep getting better every day."

Florida State got back on the board in the fifth when it scored two more runs. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) started the frame with a walk then moved up to second on a ground out. Center fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) laid down a bunt single then stole second to put runners at second and third. Ahrberg drove in her second and third runs of the game with a single up the middle.

That would be more than enough offense for McDonald as she faced only two batters over the minimum through the first five innings. The junior started the game by striking out the first five batters she faced. Florida A&M only had one runner reach second base all night as FSU played strong defense behind McDonald and Ahrberg threw out a pair of runners.

"It's been a long week, my shoulder was hurting a little bit so I was taking it easy and I didn't expect anything like this," McDonald said. "I just went out there and tried to do my job and the girls picked me up the entire night and they were great. When I'm out there I never have any doubt about my teammates, they are there for me every time."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  2
Whitney Buckmon         CF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  1   3  0  0  7  2
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  1   1  0  0  8  0
  Robyn Petrovich       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  4
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  5  6   4  1  0 21 10
Opp                              19  0  0   0  3  8 18 10

E - Opp-2, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (1)
2B - FSU-Brittany Krbec (2)
HBP - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1), Yuruby Alicart (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (1), Jessica Gilmore (1)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (3), Whitney Buckmon (1)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (1-0)    7.0  0  0  0  3  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  0  0  0  3  8
Opp                  L          6.0  6  5  4  1  0


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FLORIDA A&M
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
2
1
0
2
0
x
5
6
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, RADFORD 1
02/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 FSU Moves Into Title Game of Seminole Classic With 2-1 Win Over Radford.

Rookie hurler Terese Gober gets the victory in her collegiate debut.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - On the first day of the 2007 season the No. 25 Florida State softball team was overpowering teams with its offense. The Seminoles used some small ball, getting only three hits but using great defense and pitching, to get into the championship of the Seminole Classic as they defeated Radford 2-1 on Saturday (February 10).

Florida State continued its unblemished 2007 campaign as it moved to 3-0 on the year. The Highlanders dropped to 1-2.

Getting the victory in her first collegiate game was freshman pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she threw a complete game. The right-hander gave up just one run on two hits with seven strikeouts and three walks. Taking the loss was RU's Ashley Taylor as she dropped to 0-2.

With only two hits on the board through six innings, the Seminoles managed to get the winning run across without the aide of a hit. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) started the frame with a walk before moving up to second on a Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) sacrifice bunt. A wild pitch moved Alicart to third then she broke for home on a ground out by pinch hitter Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) and beat the throw to the plate for the go ahead run. Gober issued a leadoff walk to start the seventh but retired the next three batters to get her first collegiate win.

Keeping up the trend from the first two games, Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) got the scoring started in the bottom of the first. The two-time All-American led off with a walk and followed with her fourth stolen base of the weekend to advance to second. A LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) sacrifice moved Wootson to third then designated player Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) looped a single to left field to plate the first run.

After three perfect innings, Radford got its first run off Gober in the top of the fourth. The Bulldogs batted around but could only muster on run on a double by Cassie Rhodes.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        0  1  0   0  2  0  3  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  1
Brittany Krbec          C         2  0  0   0  0  0  6  2
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  9  1
Camille Garcia          3B        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  3
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Michelle Snyder       3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Whitney Buckmon         LF        1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              18  2  3   2  5  6 21 11
Opp                              22  1  2   1  3  7 18  9

2B - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (1), LaShaun Davis (2), Brittany Krbec (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (4), Whitney Buckmon (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (1-0)    7.0  2  1  1  3  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  3  7
Opp                  L          6.0  3  2  2  5  6


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
RADFORD
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
0
0
1
x
2
3
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, SAMFORD 0
02/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic Championship

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hosts Take Seminole Classic Title As No. 25 FSU Softball Beats Samford 8-0.

Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson named Tournament MVP.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It appears the momentum the Florida State softball team had at the end of last season has carried over into this year. The No. 25 Seminoles won their fourth game in a row to start 2007 as they defeated Samford 8-0 in six innings on Saturday (Feb. 10) to win the title of the Seminole Classic.

Florida State starts the year at 4-0 for the first time since 2004 and just the 13th time in school history. The loss evened the Bulldogs' record at 2-2.

Picking up her second victory of the weekend was hurler Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she starts the year at 2-0. The right-hander worked a complete game, giving up no runs on two hits with eight strikeouts and no walks. McDonald threw three perfect innings to start the game, giving her 10 innings of no-hit ball dating back to Friday night's no-hitter against Florida A&M. Taking the loss for Samford was Stephanie Royall as her record fell to 2-1.

Leading the way for the Seminoles offensively was tournament MVP and Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Tying her for the team lead with a pair of RBIs was right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.).

With two outs in the second inning, the Seminoles jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) drew a walk then Wootson looped a single into left field. Davis drilled a shot to the gap in left field to score Wootson and Snyder but was thrown out at third trying to stretch a double into a triple.

Wootson produced two more runs for Florida State in the bottom of the fourth. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) started the frame by getting hit by a pitch then center fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) roped a double down the left field line to put runners on second and third. Wootson drilled a single off the Samford third baseman that allowed both runners to score.

The scoring continued that inning as Davis followed with a double to center field to score Wootson from second. Catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) dropped a single into right field to put runners on the corners then shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) drilled a single up the middle to plate Davis.

Capping the scoring in the bottom of the sixth was rookie right fielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) as blasted a two-run home run to score her and Wootson and end game early.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  3  3   2  0  0  3  2
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  1  2   3  0  0  0  0
  Monica Montez         RF        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  1   0  1  0  7  2
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  1
Brittany Krbec          DH        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        1  1  0   0  0  1  5  0
  Kelly Langston        1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  8 12   8  3  3 18  6
Opp                              21  0  2   0  0  8 15  6

E - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (2), Michelle Snyder (1)
2B - FSU-LaShaun Davis 2 (2), Whitney Buckmon (1)
HR - FSU-Monica Montez (1)
HBP - FSU-Brittany Osmon (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (5), Amanda Moore (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (2-0)    6.0  2  0  0  0  8
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  2  0  0  0  8
Opp                  L          5.0 12  8  8  3  3


  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
SAMFORD
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
2
0
4
0
2
8
12
2

FLORIDA STATE 11, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 2
02/13/2007, STATESBORO, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bats Come Alive For No. 22 FSU Softball En Route To 11-2 Win At Georgia Southern.

Game two canceled due to inclement weather.

STATESBORO, GA - It took a few innings for the No. 22 Florida State softball team to find its groove offensively against Georgia Southern, but once the Seminoles got the bats rolling they were nearly unstoppable. FSU scored eight runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings on its way to an 11-2 decision over the Eagles on Tuesday (February 13) in the first game of a doubleheader.

Florida State remained undefeated on the year as it improved to 5-0. Georgia Southern is still searching for its first victory of 2007 as it dropped to 0-3.

Staying undefeated in the early season was rookie pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 2-0 with the five-inning performance. The right-hander gave up two runs on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) threw the final two innings and gave up just one hit with three strikeouts. The freshman Gober ran into some trouble early as she surrendered two runs in the first inning, but settled down to allow no hits in her last four innings and allowed only one runner to get past second base. Taking the loss was GSU starter AJ Street as she dropped to 0-2. Eagle pitchers issued 10 walks.

All nine of FSU's starters reached base at least once and three different players scored two or more runs, led by national Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she tied a career high - set last weekend - by crossing the plate four times as part of her 1-for-3 with an RBI performance.

Catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) was tops on the team with a trio of hits and four RBIs to go along with two runs scored. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.), shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) each had a pair of hits. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) scored a pair of runs.

The Seminoles wasted no time getting on the board as they took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. For the fourth time in five games, Wootson led off the first with a walk then stole second base. An Ahrberg sacrifice moved her to third and she scored FSU's first run on a ground out by Alicart.

Georgia Southern responded with a pair of runs off Gober in its half of the first to take a 2-1 lead thanks to a pair of extra base hits. However, Florida State responded in its half of the third by sending eight batters to the plate en route to scoring three runs and taking a 4-2 lead.

Mimicking the first inning, Wootson reached first, this time on a single, then proceeded to steal second. Davis dropped down a sacrifice bunt to get Wootson to third and Ahrberg came threw with a single up the middle to tie the game at 2-2. One out later, left fielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) drew a walk to put runners on first and second then designated player Kayla Collins (Niceville, Fla.) poked a single up the middle, for her first collegiate RBI, to score Ahrberg and move Montez up to third. The third run of the inning came across as Montez and pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) pulled off a double steal.

Aggressive base running gave the Seminoles their fifth run of the day. Snyder started the fourth inning with a walk then went from first to third on a flair to right field by Davis. The sophomore beat the throw home on a ground out to the pitcher by Ahrberg to push FSU's lead to 5-2.

A bit of patience led to four more runs in the top of the fifth inning. The Seminoles drew four walks in the inning, including free passes to Wootson and Davis with the bases loaded to score Montez and Langston. Ahrberg drove in her third and fourth runs of the game with a single that plated Snyder and Wootson to make it a 9-2 contest. Three-straight doubles by Davis, Ahrberg and Alicart in the seventh scored Wootson and Ahrberg to complete the scoring.

The second game of the doubleheader was canceled due to the weather.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  4  1   1  2  0  4  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  2   2  2  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         4  2  3   4  0  0  9  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        5  0  2   2  0  1  0  2
Monica Montez           LF        1  1  0   0  2  0  1  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PR-LF     2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kayla Collins           DH        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR-DH     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  1  2   0  1  1  4  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  2  1   0  2  1  1  2
Terese Gober            P                            1  2
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29 11 12  10 10  5 21  7
Opp                              23  2  4   2  3  9 21 13

2B - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (3), Robin Ahrberg (1), Yuruby Alicart (1)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (3), Robin Ahrberg (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson 2 (7), Monica Montez (1), Courtney Rosen (2), Whitney Buckmon 2 (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (2-0)    5.0  3  2  2  3  6
Tiffany McDonald                2.0  1  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  2  3  9
Opp                  L          7.0 12 11 11 10  6


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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
3
1
4
0
2
11
12
0
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
4
0

FLORIDA STATE 10, JACKSONVILLE 2
02/16/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 FSU Softball Starts Sunshine State Tournament Off With 10-2 Win Over Jacksonville.

Seminoles pound out 11 hits with four players collecting a pair.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State softball coach Dr. JoAnne Graf would be hard pressed to script a better beginning to the start of the season than the one her team is currently playing out. The No. 22 Seminoles ran their undefeated streak at the start of the year to six games as they defeated instate foe Jacksonville 10-2 in five inning to start the Sunshine State Tournament on Friday (Feb. 16).

Florida State upped its' 2007 record to 6-0 on the year as it continued the best start to the season since the 2004 campaign. Jacksonville dropped to 2-5.

Getting the victory in her first start of the season was Kayla Collins (Niceville, Fla.) as she went the distance for the victory. The right-hander gave up just two earned runs on three hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Taking the loss was the Dolphins' Ashley Iveson as she fell to 1-1.

For the third game in a row the Seminoles pounded out double-digit hits as they collected 11 with four players each getting two hits. Leading the way was designated player Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) as she went 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Even though she only went 1-for-3, right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) scored a team-high three runs and drove in a pair.

Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) and centerfielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) both went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and Wootson driving in a run. Also collecting two hits was catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) to go along with three RBIs. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) also drove in two runs.

After a shaky start by Collins in the top of the first - in which she gave up a walk and a single - the sophomore settled down and got out the next three batters, including a pair of strikeouts. The Seminoles responded in their half of the first with one run to take an early lead. Davis drew a one-out walk then stole second. One out later, Krbec roped a double into the right field gap to plate Davis.

Some timely hitting and a costly Jacksonville error led to six runs for the Seminoles in the bottom of the second as FSU sent 11 batters to the plate. With one out, Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) walked and Buckmon followed with a single. Snyder grounded back to the Iveson, but the throw to first base sailed over the fielder's head, allowing Langston and Buckmon to score.

Wootson came back with a single then a double by Davis scored two more runs. Ahrberg produced another double to score Davis and Krbec drilled a single to left field that scored pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) with the sixth run of the inning.

The Seminoles got their eighth run of the day in the bottom of the third. Buckmon led off with a single then stole second base. A Snyder sacrifice moved Buckmon to third then a Wootson sacrifice fly brought her home.

Following the first two batters, Collins was in command of the game as she retired nine batters in a row. The Dolphins got their first runs off her in the fourth as they put together a pair of hits and got a walk.

However, Florida State ended the game early as it came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Wootson drilled a triple to the top of the wall in right field. Davis followed with a grounder to second base, but when the Dolphins' Patricia Melo tried to pick Wootson off at the third, her throw went wild, allowing Wootson to score and move Davis to second. Alicart followed with a single to move Davis to third then a sacrifice fly by Krbec scored Davis with the winning run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  2  2   1  0  0  0  2
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  3  1   2  1  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        4  0  2   1  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         2  0  2   3  1  0  6  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  0  1   0  1  1  2  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Monica Montez         LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Langston          1B        2  1  1   0  1  1  3  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  2  2   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   2  0  0  0  0
Kayla Collins           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 10 11   9  4  3 15  3
Opp                              17  2  3   2  2  6 14  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-LaShaun Davis (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (4), Robin Ahrberg (2), Brittany Krbec (3)
3B - FSU-Veronica Wootson (2)
SH - FSU-Michelle Snyder (1)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (1), Brittany Krbec (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (8), LaShaun Davis (1), Whitney Buckmon (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Kayla Collins        W (1-0)    5.0  3  2  2  2  6
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  2  2  2  6
Opp                  L          4.2 11 10  8  4  3


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
JACKSONVILLE
0
0
0
2
0
2
3
3
FLORIDA STATE
1
6
1
0
2
10
11
1

KANSAS 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/16/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 Florida State Drops 1-0 Loss To Kansas In Sunshine State Tournament.

14 strikeouts by Tiffany McDonald moves her up to eighth in FSU history with 492 strikeouts.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the first sixth innings of the Florida State and Kansas softball game there was virtually no offense. Then in the final frame both teams started putting the ball on the bat, but unfortunately for the No. 22 Seminoles the Jayhawks were the only ones who were able to push a run across as the visitors got one run in their last at-bat for the 1-0 during Friday's (Feb. 16) final game of the Sunshine State Tournament.

Florida State was handed its first loss of the season as it dropped to 6-1. Kansas improved to 3-3-1.

"Tiffany threw a great game and could have easily gotten the victory," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "She got in a little bit of trouble early but she did a great job of getting out of some jams and kept us in the game. She put us in a position to win; we just couldn't get a run across. You have to give their pitcher some credit too, she threw a great game."

Despite giving up just three hits, pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) was saddled with her first loss of the season as she dropped to 2-1. The righty gave up just the one run on three hits with 14 strikeouts and three walks. With her 14 strikeouts, McDonald moved up to eighth on the FSU career strikeout list as she passed Jen White Stokes with 492 career strikeouts. Getting the victory was Kassie Humphreys as she improved to 3-0.

Five Seminoles reached base, but designated hitter Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) was the first to get a hit as she broke up Humphrey's no hitter with a single to left field in the bottom of the seventh. With FSU down to its final out, freshman center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) poked a single to left field but pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) was thrown out at third for the final out.

Both teams had their opportunities to score through the first six innings. Kansas had bases loaded in the first, but then McDonald got out of the jam with a ground out. The Jayhawks got runners on second and third with no outs in the third, but McDonald came back with two strikeouts and a ground out. Florida State had runners in scoring position in the second and fourth but came up empty.

The lone run in the game came in the top of the seventh when Humphreys helped her cause by hitting a solo home run over the left field fence.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   0  1  1 13  1
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  1
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
Whitney Buckmon         LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  3
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  0  2   0  3  6 21  6
Opp                              25  1  3   1  3 14 21  8

E - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1), Michelle Snyder (2)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (2-1)    7.0  3  1  1  3 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  3 14
Opp                  W          7.0  2  0  0  3  6


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KANSAS
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
3
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2

FLORIDA STATE 8, SOUTH CAROLINA 3
02/17/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 Seminoles Break Out The Offense In 8-3 Victory Over South Carolina.

Davis and Alicart hit solo home runs in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Looking to break out of the funk at the plate it had Friday night against Kansas, the Florida State softball responded with one of its better offensive performances of the young season and even brought back the long ball. The No. 22 Seminoles used a three-run third innings on their way to an 8-3 victory over South Carolina on Saturday (Feb. 17) during the Sunshine State Tournament.

Florida State got back in the win column as it improved to 7-1 on the year. South Carolina was handed just its second loss as it fell to 8-2.

Getting her team-best third victory was rookie pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 3-0. The right-hander threw five innings, giving up just two unearned runs on five hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Taking the loss for USC was Melissa Hendon, who dropped to 1-1.

Leading the Seminoles' offensive attack was right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) and designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) as they each produced a pair of hits and a team-best two RBIs. Davis tied shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) for tops on the squad with a pair of runs scored as they each hit a solo home run.

Florida State pulled out of its mini dry spell early with a run in the top of the second inning. Alicart started the inning with a walk then came around to score from first base on a triple to the right field gap by Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.). FSU appeared to have its second run of the frame on a sacrifice fly by left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) but Buckmon was called out for leaving the base early.

The Seminoles' speed put the pressure on South Carolina in the third inning and forced the Gamecocks into some costly mistakes. Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) led off with a walk then Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) dropped down a sacrifice bunt, but was hit by the throw from the first baseman, putting runners on second and third. A ground out by Davis scored Snyder then catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) put down a squeeze bunt and Wootson avoided the tag for the third run. Ahrberg, who moved up to second on the failed putout at home, came around to score on a single by Krbec to make it 4-0.

The long ball produced Florida State's next two runs as it took a 6-0 lead through its half of the fifth inning. Davis cranked her first home run since May 6, 2005 against BYU with a solo shot that stayed just inside the pole in right field. One out later, Alicart belted her first round tripper of the season over the right field fence.

South Carolina got on the board in the bottom of the fifth when McKenna Hughes drilled a two-run home run to left field. Florida State got both of those runs back in the seventh. Davis reached base for the third time with a single then stole second. A sacrifice by Ahrberg advanced her to third then Krbec delivered an RBI double. Pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) came around to score when Buckmon reached on a fielding error to make it 8-2 in FSU's favor.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  1  0   0  0  0  2  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  2  2   2  1  0  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  1  1   1  0  0  7  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        4  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  2  1   1  1  0  1  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
  Monica Montez         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  1  0   0  1  1  1  3
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  8  8   7  4  3 21  7
Opp                              27  3  6   3  3  7 21 11

E - Opp-3, FSU-Michelle Snyder (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Brittany Krbec (4)
3B - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (1)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-LaShaun Davis (1), Yuruby Alicart (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (2), Robin Ahrberg 2 (5)
SB - FSU-LaShaun Davis (2), Jessica Gilmore (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (3-0)    5.1  5  2  0  3  6
Tiffany McDonald                1.2  1  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  1  3  7
Opp                  L          7.0  8  8  6  4  3


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
3
0
2
0
2
8
8
1
SOUTH CAROLINA
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
6
3

FLORIDA STATE 8, MEMPHIS 0
02/17/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No-No Again! No. 22 Florida State's Melissa May Tosses No Hitter In 8-0 Win Over Memphis.

Lefty throws the first no hitter of her collegiate career.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After going a year and a half without a no hitter, the Florida State softball team has had two in eight days. Sophomore Melissa May tossed the first no hitter of her collegiate career and the Seminoles' bats stayed hot as No. 22 FSU defeated Memphis 6-0 in six innings on Saturday (Feb. 17) during the Sunshine State Tournament.

"I'm really excited and just so happy," May admitted. "The defense was so great; Carly's (Wynn) play in the first totally saving that inning. The defense played great behind me the entire game it was exciting to see everyone play as a team. The offense was awesome too; when they put up that many runs I don't stress out and I can just go after batters.

"In the last inning when we needed one run to get eight I looked up and saw the score and thought 'oh we have to get a run!' Until then I didn't really think too much about it."

Florida State continued its best start since the 2004 season as it improved its record to 8-1 and 3-1 in the tournament. Memphis dropped to 5-4. FSU claims at least a share of the tournament title, but Kansas would be named champion - based on a 1-0 win over FSU Friday night - if it beats Memphis in the final game. A Jayhawk loss to the Tigers gives FSU the title outright.

Staying perfect on the year was May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 2-0 with her first no hitter since her prep days at Rancho Bernardo High School. The lefty gave up just one walk with three strikeouts in her six innings of work. She also hit two batters and another reached via error. Helping her cause was an FSU defense that turned a pair of double plays. The loss went to Nicki Johnson who dropped to 2-3.

"I was really happy that she threw a no-hitter," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "That's just going to give her more confidence and the more she throws she's going to keep the ball down and really help us."

Tying for the team lead with a pair of hits was left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.). Buckmon was also the team leader, along with third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) with a pair of runs scored. All nine batters in the line-up reached base and eight of the nine had base hits.

"I think we had something to prove today because we didn't hit well against Kansas," Graf noted. "We needed to come back and get our bats alive and give our pitchers some support because one run should not beat us, especially when our pitchers are throwing as well as they have been throwing."

After coming close to pushing a run across in their first three at-bats, the Seminoles struck for three runs in the bottom of the fourth by sending eight batters to the plate. Buckmon and Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) produced back-to-back singles then Buckmon moved up to second on a throwing error by the Memphis catcher. A double by Langston scored Buckmon and put runners on second and third. Snyder put down a perfect squeeze bunt to score Wynn from third then LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) completed the scoring with an infield single to score Snyder with the third run of the inning.

The Seminoles were the beneficiary of pair of Memphis errors in the fifth inning as they tacked on four runs to make it a 7-0 game. Catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) started the inning with a single and moved up to second on a Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) walk. A bunt single by Buckmon loaded then pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) crossed the plate on a Wynn sacrifice fly.

After Buckmon stole second, the Tigers appeared to be out of the inning, but left fielder Leandra Hines dropped a Snyder fly ball, allowing Alicart and Buckmon to score. Another Memphis error allowed Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) to reach first base and put Snyder on third. The duo pulled off the double steal as Snyder swiped home.

May helped keep the no hitter intact in the sixth when she started a double play to end the inning. Florida State ended the game early with the eight-run mercy rule when Alicart drilled a double to center field that scored pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) from first base.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           DH        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         4  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  1
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  2  2   0  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  1  1   1  0  0  2  1
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  2   1  0  0  9  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  2  1   1  0  1  0  4
Melissa May             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  8 10   5  3  3 18 10
Opp                              16  0  0   0  1  3 16  5

E - Opp-5, FSU-Michelle Snyder (4)
2B - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (2), Kelly Langston (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson 2 (10), LaShaun Davis (3), Whitney Buckmon (6), Michelle Snyder (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (2-0)    6.0  0  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  0  0  0  1  3
Opp                  L          5.1 10  8  5  3  3


  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
MEMPHIS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
3
4
1
8
10
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, NEBRASKA 1
02/23/2007, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Back-to-Back Home Runs By Snyder And Wootson In the Ninth Gives No. 20 FSU Softball 2-1 Win Over No. 21 Nebraska.

Game winner moves Wootson into a tie for third in FSU history with 19 career home runs.

COLUMBUS, GA - Back-to-back home runs by Michelle Snyder and the game winner from Player of the Year Candidate Veronica Wootson in the bottom of the ninth gave the No. 20 Florida State softball team a 2-1 victory over No. 21 Nebraska on Friday (February 23) during the first day of play at NFCA Leadoff Classic.

Florida State improved to 9-1 with its first victory over a ranked opponent in 2007. The Cornhuskers dropped to 4-6 on the year as they started the tournament 0-2.

Working her way out of jam after jam was pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved 3-1. In giving up just the one unearned run, the right-hander scattered 11 hits with nine strikeouts and only two walks. Taking the loss was Nebraska's Ashley DeBuhr as she dropped to 3-2.

Keeping the Seminoles in the game was their ability to play bend, but don't break defense. Nebraska stranded 18 runners on the day as it had the bases loaded in the second, third, fifth and eight innings. Husker hitters were 7-of-28 with runners on base and 0-for-8 with the bases loaded.

FSU appeared to be in dire straits as the tying run, left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.), was thrown out at third after Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) failed to get the sacrifice bunt down. The sophomore redeemed herself as she took DeBuhr deep over the left field fence. Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) followed with her first home run of the year, in almost the same spot as Snyder's, to end the game. The two runs in the ninth ended a streak of 22-striaght innings without a run for FSU, dating back to the 2005 NFCA Classic.

McDonald almost got out of the ninth unscathed as she had two outs and a runner on second base when DeBuhr poked a single into centerfield for the first run of the game.

Both teams had great scoring chances in the eighth. Nebraska loaded the bases with no outs but McDonald got two ground outs and a strikeout to end the inning. FSU had runners on first and third with no outs, but Buckmon popped up into a double play and center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) was thrown out trying to steal home.

Through the first four innings both teams were able to get runners on base, but neither could push a run across. Nebraska had the bases loaded with one out in the second and third innings, but McDonald worked out of the jam both times. Designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) and shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) strung together a pair of hits to load the bases for FSU in the fourth but Wynn lined into a double play to end the threat.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  1  0  2  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   0  1  0 13  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  4  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
  Monica Montez         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  2
Tiffany McDonald        P                            1  4
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  2  4   2  2  2 27 10
Opp                              38  1 11   1  2  9 25 11

E - FSU-Tiffany McDonald (1), Robin Ahrberg (2), Michelle Snyder (5)
2B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson (1), Michelle Snyder (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Monica Montez (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Carly Wynn (1), Whitney Buckmon (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (3-1)    9.0 11  1  0  2  9
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  1  0  2  9
Opp                  L          8.1  4  2  2  2  2


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NEBRASKA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
11
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
4
3

FLORIDA STATE 4, MISSISSIPPI STATE 2
02/23/2007, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Completes Day One Sweep At NFCA Classic With 4-2 Win Over Mississippi State.

Alicart and Wootson belt home runs to move up on FSU career charts.

COLUMBUS, GA - Through the first nine games of the season, the Florida State softball team managed to hit only three home runs. The No. 20 Seminoles more than doubled their season total on the opening day of the 12th Annual NFCA Leadoff Classic, including two in their second game of the day as they beat Mississippi State 4-2 on Friday (Feb. 23).

The Seminoles became the first team in the conference to win ten games as they improved to 10-1. Mississippi State dropped to 8-4.

"This was a very good start to the tournament," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "I was really pleased with the way we came back in the second game and started hitting. Both of our pitchers did a great job and we got the timely hits when we needed them."

Staying perfect on the year was freshman pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to a team-best 4-0. The righty gave up two runs on four hits with a career-high ten strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss for the Bulldogs was Kelli Miller as she dropped to 4-2.

Two-thirds of FSU's eight hits came from a trio of players as Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.), shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and left field Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) had two apiece. Alicart was tops with her two RBIs while the four runs were all scored by different players.

Gober gave the Bulldogs their first two runs in the first as she hit back-to-back batters then gave up a single to give MSU a 2-0 lead. Florida State got back on the board in the second with a help of two Mississippi State errors. Catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) reached on a bobbled ball by the second baseman then pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) took third on a throwing error. Rosen scored FSU's first run on a ground out by Gilmore.

The long ball accounted for the Seminoles next three runs. Designated player Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Texas) led off the fourth with a single. One out later, Alicart hit an opposite-field home run over the right field fence to give FSU the 3-2 lead. With one out in the fifth, Wootson hit her second home run of the day, a solo shot over the right field wall, to stake FSU to a 4-2 advantage.

The home run was the 20th of Wootson's career, breaking her tie with Lisa Davidson for third in school history. Alicart also moved up on the FSU charts, tying Leslie Barton with the 14th dinger of her career.

After the first inning Gober was nearly unhitable as she only faced three batters over the minimum the final six innings and allowed only one runner to get past second base. She even showed she could field her position as she started a double play in the second inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  2   1  0  0  4  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  0   0  0  1 10  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  2   2  0  0  2  3
Kelly Langston          1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
  Brittany Osmon        1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Terese Gober            P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  4  8   4  0  5 21  9
Opp                              26  2  4   2  1 10 21 12

E - Opp-3, FSU-Yuruby Alicart 2 (4)
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson (2), Yuruby Alicart (2)
HBP - Opp-2
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (4-0)    7.0  4  2  2  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  2  1 10
Opp                  L          7.0  8  4  3  0  5


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
2
1
0
0
4
8
2
MISSISSIPPI STATE
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
4
3

TENNESSEE TECH 9, FLORIDA STATE 8
02/24/2007, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Lead Slips Away From FSU Softball In 9-8 Loss To Tennessee Tech.

Seminoles give up eight runs in the seventh and eigth innings.

COLUMBUS, GA - Needing just one out to advance to the championship bracket of the NFCA Classic, the Florida State softball team may have been caught looking ahead to Sunday. The No. 20 Seminoles gave up eight runs in the seventh and eighth innings to hand Tennessee Tech a 9-8 victory on Saturday (Feb. 24).

Florida State was given its first loss of the tournament as it dropped to 10-2 on the year. TTU beat its second ranked opponent in as many days to improve to 7-5.

Taking the loss was freshman Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.). The right-hander came on in the seventh with two runners on base and proceeded to give up six runs, three earned, on two hits with three strikeouts. Getting a no decision was left-hander Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she came out with two runners on in the seventh and reentered in the eighth. The sophomore gave up three runs on six hits with two strikeouts and a walk in six and two-thirds innings. The win went to the Golden Eagles' Sarah Street who improved to 2-2.

Florida State out-hit Tennessee Tech to the tune of 12-8, but left eight runners on and gave the Golden Eagles five runners through walks and hit batters. Topping Florida State was Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. The lone run moved the second baseman to sixth in ACC history and fifth in Seminole lore with 157 career runs scored.

Two other players had a multi-hit game as shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and left fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) each went 2-for-4. Alicart had a team-high three RBIs, while Wynn tied Wootson and designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) with two runs scored.

The Seminoles went into the top of the seventh with a 5-1 lead. May hit the first batter then gave up a double. Gober hit the first batter she faced to load the bases, but appeared to be out of the jam as she got the next two batters out. Unfortunately, she gave up a grand slam to Amanda Glover to tie the game at 5-5. FSU went down one, two, three in its half of the seventh.

The runner placed on second to start the eighth with the international tiebreaker scored on a single. One out later, Gober got a strikeout but strike three was wild, allowing the runner to take first. Gober issued a walk to load the bases before May was brought back. The first batter she faced grounded to Alicart, but her throw to the plate was wide, allowing the second run to score in the inning. A sacrifice fly pushed TTU's third run across then May was called for a balk that pushed the eventual winning run across.

FSU did not go down quietly in its half of the inning as Alicart scored from second on single by left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.). First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) followed with a single but was eliminated at second base on a grounder by Wynn that put runners on the corners. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) scored Gilmore from third with a single then Wootson drove in Wynn with another single. Unfortunately, the Seminoles couldn't get the tying run across as Street educed a pair of ground out to end the game.

Florida State wasted no time in getting on the board as Wootson led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run to left field. With two outs, Krbec reached on a fielding error. Alicart followed with a double into the left field gap that scored Krbec all the way from first.

Another Golden Eagle error allowed the Seminoles to score their third run of the game in the second inning. Wynn hit a one out single and moved up to second on a groundout. A wild pitch moved her to third then on Wootson's infield single the TTU's first baseman tried to pick off Wynn as she went back to the base, but the throw was high and allowed Wynn to score.

Tennessee Tech got its first run off May with a solo home run in the fourth, but Florida State answered with a pair of runs an inning later. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) picked up a one-out single and stole second. She moved up on a ground out then Krbec drew a walk to put runners on the corners. Alicart followed with her second double of the day to score both runners and make it a 5-1 game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  3   2  0  1  2  4
  Kayla Collins         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        5  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         4  0  0   0  0  0  4  1
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  1  2   3  0  1  5  2
Jessica Gilmore         LF        4  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  1   0  1  1  8  0
  Monica Montez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Carly Wynn            CF        4  2  2   0  0  0  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  1
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Melissa May             P                            1  3
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  8 12   7  2  6 24 11
Opp                              31  9  8   7  2  5 24 15

E - Opp-2, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart 2 (4)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Veronica Wootson (3)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (6)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-LaShaun Davis (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May                     6.2  6  3  3  1  2
Terese Gober         L (4-1)    1.1  2  6  3  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  8  9  6  2  5
Opp                  W          8.0 12  8  5  2  6


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TENNESSEE TECH
0
0
0
1
0
0
4
4
9
8
2
FLORIDA STATE
2
1
0
0
2
0
0
3
8
12
1

FLORIDA STATE 4, SETON HALL 2
02/24/2007, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Completes Pool Play At NFCA Classic With 4-2 Win Over Seton Hall.

McDonald records the save, moves up to second on FSU career save chart.

COLUMBUS, GA - Showing it can bounce back quickly from a tough loss, the Florida State softball team rebounded by scoring early and holding off a late Seton Hall comeback attempt. The No. 20 Seminoles finished pool play at the 12th Annual NFCA Leadoff Classic by defeating the Pirates 4-2 on Saturday (Feb. 24).

Florida State improved its record to 11-2 on the year. Seton Hall is still searching for its first win as it dropped 0-9.

Staying perfect on the year was sophomore pitcher Kayla Collins (Niceville, Fla.) as she improved to 2-0. The sophomore struck out a career-high ten batters while giving up two runs on four hits with four walks in six and two-thirds inning of work. Junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) got the last out to record the save and move into a tie for second in school history with Leslie Malerich at six career saves. The loss went to Kim Schweitzer who fell to 0-5.

Seven different players collected a hit for the Seminoles, but catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) was the only player to reach base more than once as she drew a walk and reached on an error. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) posted a team-best three RBIs.

The long ball produced Florida State's first three runs in it initial at-bat of the game. Designated player Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) hit a triple down the right field line and Krbec was walked. Alicart cleared the bases with her second home run of the tournament to stake FSU to a 3-0 lead.

The Seminoles increased their margin to four with a run in the top of the third. Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) started the inning with a double and moved up to third on a sacrifice bunt by right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) A ground out Ahrberg scored Wootson.

Seton Hall strung together a pair of hits and a sacrifice for its first run off Collins in the third. In the fifth she issued two walks and hit a batter to help the Pirates get their second run. Seton Hall had runners on first and second in the seventh before McDonald closed the door.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         2  1  1   0  1  0 11  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   3  0  0  0  3
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  2
Kayla Collins           P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4  7   4  1  3 21  6
Opp                              25  2  4   2  4 11 21  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (2)
3B - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)
HR - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Kayla Collins        W (2-0)    6.2  4  2  2  4 10
Tiffany McDonald     Sv(1)      0.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  2  4 11
Opp                  L          7.0  7  4  4  1  3


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FLORIDA STATE
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
4
7
1
SETON HALL
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
2
4
1

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
02/25/2007, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 20 FSU Softball Ends NFCA Classic With 4-1 Loss To No. 24 Southern Illinois.

Davis' first inning home run accounts for FSU's only run of the game.

COLUMBUS, GA - If there has been an Achilles' Heal for the Florida State pitching staff it has been nailing down the final out of the inning. A trio of two out hits made the difference as the No. 20 Seminoles dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 24 Southern Illinois on Sunday (Feb. 25.) during the final day of the 12th Annual NFCA Leadoff Classic.

The Seminoles lost their first game to a ranked opponent as they dropped to 11-3. Southern Illinois improved to 12-3.

Taking the loss for Florida State was junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she dropped to 3-2. The right-hander gave up three runs, two earned, in five innings of work on just three hits with six strikeouts but she issued three walks and hit a batter. Sophomore Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) came on in the sixth to relieve McDonald and gave up one run on two hits with a walk and a strikeout.

Getting the win to improve to 7-1 was SIU's Ashley Hamby. After the first inning she retired 19 of the last 21 batters she faced.

Florida State only mustered four hits off Hamby. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) produced the only extra base hit with her home run. Designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.), catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) and center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) all produced singles.

For the third game in a row the long ball got the Seminoles started early as they hit their third first inning home run when Davis jacked a solo home run over the right field wall for FSU's lone run of the game.

Southern Illinois grabbed the lead in the second as McDonald could not work out of the jam, giving up a two-out single that allowed a runner to score from second on a bobble by Wynn in centerfield. McDonald surrendered a solo home run in the fifth after retiring the first two batters.

The Seminoles got a runner in scoring position in the fifth when the freshmen Ahrberg and Wynn hit back-to-back two-out singles but Hamby got left field Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) to pop out to end the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  4  2
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  1   0  0  0  8  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Kelly Langston        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  0
  Melissa May           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  1  4   1  0  5 21  8
Opp                              25  4  5   3  4  7 21 10

E - FSU-Carly Wynn (2), Michelle Snyder (7)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (3-2)    5.0  3  3  2  3  6
Melissa May                     2.0  2  1  1  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  4  3  4  7
Opp                  W          7.0  4  1  1  0  5


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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
0
2
0
1
0
0
1
4
5
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
2

MICHIGAN 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
02/28/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Upset Bid Comes Up Short For No. 19 FSU Softball In 4-3 Loss To No. 9 Michigan.

Wootson and Langston hit home runs in the loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - One of these days the Florida State softball team is going to break through for a victory over Michigan. After coming up empty in four meetings last year, the No. 19 Seminoles nearly pulled out the first of three contests in 2007 against the No. 9 Wolverines but they came up short, 4-3, in the first game of Wednesday's (Feb. 28) doubleheader.

The loss dropped Florida State 11-4 on the year as it lost its second game in a row. Michigan ran its record to 15-1.

Florida State junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) is still looking for her first win over Michigan after four losses last year as she took the defeat to drop to 3-3. The right-hander gave up four runs, but only one earned, on eight hits with two strikeouts and three walks. Getting the win was Michigan's Lorilyn Wilson, who improved to 9-1.

Collecting a third of FSU's six hits was Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Slamming her first Division I home run was first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) as she led the team with a pair of RBIs.

The other three hits were a trio of singles by shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela), centerfielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.).

Wootson ended a string of seven-straight strikeouts by Wilson in the fifth with a solo home run that stayed just inside the left field pole. After giving up two runs in the top of the sixth, FSU got the margin back to within one in its half of the sixth. With two outs, Alicart ripped a single to left field and Langston followed with the home run, a two-run shot to center field, to make it a 4-3 ball game.

The Seminoles had their chances to score in the first two innings as they left a pair of runners on each frame. Wootson opened the first with a single and LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) followed with a walk. In the second Buckmon and Gilmore hit back-to-back singles.

Michigan got on the scoreboard first as it pushed a run across in the second inning. Davis' throw from right field was just up the third base line as Teddi Ewing came in to score on a single by Allison Kidman. The Wolverines added a run in the third when McDonald hit Ewing with the bases loaded to score Rebekah Milian. Michigan added two insurance runs in the top of the sixth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  2   1  0  0  6  2
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  3
Kelly Langston          1B        3  1  1   2  0  2  7  1
  Brittany Osmon        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  4
  Monica Montez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  3  6   3  1 13 21 12
Opp                              27  4  8   3  3  2 21  5

E - FSU-Tiffany McDonald (2), Veronica Wootson (1), Kelly Langston (1)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson (4), Kelly Langston (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Brittany Krbec (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (3-3)    7.0  8  4  1  3  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  4  1  3  2
Opp                  W          7.0  6  3  3  1 13


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MICHIGAN
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
4
8
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
3
6
3

MICHIGAN 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
02/28/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Close But No Cigar Again For No. 19 FSU Softball As It Drops Game Two To No. 9 Michigan 3-2.

Seminoles start ACC play this weekend at NC State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Untimely mistakes were the downfall of the Florida State softball team all day as it spotted Michigan a lead it could not overcome. The No. 19 Seminoles pulled to within one run in the six, but they could not complete the comeback as they fell, 3-2, to No. 9 Michigan in the second game of Wednesday (February 28) doubleheader.

The loss dropped Florida State to 11-5 on the year as it has lost three games in a row - all to ranked teams - for the first time this season. Michigan upped its record to 16-1.

Suffering her first loss of the season was sophomore hurler Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as her recorded fell to 2-1. The lefty gave up three runs, only one earned, on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Staying perfect was Michigan's Nikki Nemitz as the win improved her to 7-0.

Headlining the Florida State offense was senior right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) as she went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) had the best all-around game as she went 1-for-2 with a run scored and RBI. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) scored the other run for the Seminoles.

A trio of hits in the fifth inning helped the Seminoles pull within a run. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) and Snyder led off with back-to-back singles, but couldn't get past second base. Wootson reached second when the throw to first on Michigan's double play attempt sailed into the visitor's dugout. Davis followed with double to left field to score Wootson and make it a 3-2 game.

Florida State cut the margin to two in its half of the third inning. Snyder led off with a walk and came around to score on a double by Wootson. Davis and left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) followed with singles but Michigan got out of the jam when catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) lined into a double play to end the threat.

Several miscues in the first inning gave Michigan a pair of unearned runs. Alessandra Giampaolo led off by reaching on an error and a pair of wild pitches by May helped get the other two runs across. Giampaolo started the third with a double then came around to score on a single.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        2  1  1   1  1  0  3  4
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  0
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  3
Kelly Langston          DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  1
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  1   0  1  1  9  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Melissa May             P                            0  5
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  2  6   2  3  3 21 13
Opp                              27  3  6   1  1  3 21 14

E - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (6), Brittany Osmon (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (3), LaShaun Davis (5)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          L (2-1)    7.0  6  3  1  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  1  1  3
Opp                  W          7.0  6  2  2  3  3


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MICHIGAN
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
3
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
2
6
2

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/03/2007, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 19 Florida State Softball Loses ACC Opener 6-3 To Defending Champion NC State.

Home runs by Alicart and Krbec not enough for the Seminoles.

RALEIGH, NC - There's a new battle for the top spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference and currently it's being won by NC State. For just the second time in school history, and the first since 2000, the No. 19 Florida State softball team dropped its conference opener as it fell to defending league champion NC State, 6-3, in the first game of Saturday's (March 3) doubleheader.

The Seminoles losing streak increased to four games as it dropped to 11-6 and 0-1 in the ACC. The Wolfpack improved to 13-5, 1-0 in the conference.

Suffering her third loss in a row was junior pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she dropped to 3-4. The right-hander gave up four runs, all earned, on two hits with four strikeouts and three walks in just three and a third innings of work. Rookie hurler Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) came on in the fourth and gave up two runs on three hits. Getting the victory was NC State's Abbie Sims, who improved to 7-3.

All three of FSU's runs came off home runs as shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) each left the field. Topping the team with a pair of hits was center fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) as she collected two singles.

Florida State got on the board first with a run in the second inning. Alicart led off the frame with solo home run, her fourth of the year, to straight-away centerfield. The Seminoles got two more runs in the sixth inning to cut the NC State lead to three when Krbec hit her first home run as a Seminole to score pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) and make it 6-3.

NC State answered with a long ball of its own in the third as Heather Gelbard hit a two-run homer to give the Wolfpack a 2-1 lead. The home run did the Seminoles in again in the fourth as with one out McDonald walked back-to-back batters and Allison Presnell hit a three-run home run off Gober.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Whitney Buckmon         CF        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  1   0  1  1  8  1
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        4  1  1   2  0  2  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   1  0  2  1  2
Kelly Langston          2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  2
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  1  1  8  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  2
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  3  7   3  3 13 18 11
Opp                              23  6  5   6  4  9 21  2

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Langston (2)
2B - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (3)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Brittany Krbec (1), Yuruby Alicart (4)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Whitney Buckmon (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (3-4)    3.1  2  4  4  3  4
Terese Gober                    2.2  3  2  2  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  5  6  6  4  9
Opp                  W          7.0  7  3  3  3 13


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
3
7
1
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
2
3
1
0
x
6
5
0

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
03/03/2007, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

May Throws One-Hitter To Lead No. 19 Florida State Softball To 4-0 Win Over NC State.

Langston hits three-run home run in the sixth versus defending ACC champs.

RALEIGH, NC - A sign of a good team is its ability to bounce back after a tough loss. The No. 19 Florida State softball team showed its character as it came back after a hard loss in game one against NC State to beat the defending ACC champs, 4-0, thanks to a masterful one-hit performance by pitcher Melissa May, and forge a split of Saturday's (March 3) doubleheader.

The Seminoles halted their four-game losing streak as they improved to 12-6 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. The Wolfpack dropped to 13-6, 1-1 in the league.

Stopping the streak was the sophomore May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved 3-1 on the year. The lefty went the distance, blanking the Wolfpack on the one hit with four strikeouts and no walks. Taking the loss for NC State was Shaina Ervin, who dropped to 5-3.

Florida State was without the services of Player of the Year candidate and two-time All-American Veronica Wootson who returned home to California to attend to a family matter.

A pair of Seminoles collected a team-best two hits, led by second baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) as she added a trio of RBIs with her three-run home run. Left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) went 2-for-4 and stole a pair of bases. Designated player Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) was the only other FSU player to get a hit with her single in the third.

Just like the opener, Florida State struck for the first run of the game. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) reached on a walk to start the frame and moved up on a ground out by Buckmon. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) was then hit to put runners on first and second. Ahrberg hit a grounder up the middle that the NC State second baseman snagged, but she couldn't flip to second base in time to get Davis. A pause by the NC State shortstop allowed a heads-up Osmon to sprint home with the first run.

The Seminoles turned the tables from game one and used the long ball to get some insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second when pinch hitter Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) was hit by a pitch. A wild pitched moved both runners up one base then Langston brought everyone home with her second home run in four games as she took Ervin out to dead center field.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Whitney Buckmon         LF        4  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        3  0  1   1  1  1  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  0   0  0  3  4  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  2
Carly Wynn              CF        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Monica Montez         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          2B        3  1  2   3  0  0  1  3
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  1  0   0  1  1 13  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  4
Melissa May             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  4  5   4  3  8 21 11
Opp                              22  0  1   0  0  4 21  7

HR - FSU-Kelly Langston (2)
HBP - FSU-LaShaun Davis (1), Monica Montez (1)
SB - FSU-Whitney Buckmon 2 (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (3-1)    7.0  1  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  0  4
Opp                  L          7.0  5  4  4  3  8


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
4
5
0
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/04/2007, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 19 FSU Softball Drops ACC Opening Series To NC State With 4-2 Loss.

Seminoles out-hit NC State 18-8 for the weekend, but drop two of three.

RALEIGH, NC - Often it's not how many hits you get, but when you get them that determines the winning team. The No. 19 Florida State softball team out-hit NC State in all three games of its weekend series to start Atlantic Coast Conference play, but the Wolfpack came away with two of the three games. NC State got a three-run home run in the sixth inning to come away with the 4-2 victory in the series finale on Sunday (March 4).

The loss dropped Florida State to 12-7 on the year and 1-2 to start conference play for the second year in a row. NC State improved to 14-6, 2-1 in the league.

Getting the loss for the Seminoles was freshman hurler Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as her record fell to 4-2. The right-hander gave up four runs on three hits with one strikeout, but three walks in five and a third innings of work. Left-hander Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) pitched the final two-thirds of the sixth. Picking the victory for the Wolfpack was Abbie Sims with her record climbing to 8-3.

Florida State out-hit NC State 6-4 for the game and 18-8 for the weekend. Leading the Seminoles offense was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) as she went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) scored the other run and left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) drove in the other.

FSU used its speed to produce the first run of the game in the top of the fourth inning. Davis drew a lead off walk, her second of the day, and one out later stole second base. Alicart came through with a single through the right side to score Davis from second. In nearly identical fashion, NC State tied the game in the bottom half of the inning as Shanna Smith drew a walk, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Allison Presnell.

The Seminoles had a rally going in the fifth inning as left fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) and third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) hit back-to-back singles to put runner on first and second. Unfortunately, the Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calf.) fouled out to the catcher and Davis struck out to end the threat.

A two-out base hit went the Seminoles way in the sixth as they regained the lead. With one out, Alicart blooped a single over the first baseman's head for her second hit of the day. One out later, Buckmon drove a ball in the right field gap to scored Alicart the whole way from third and give FSU a 2-1 lead.

Unfortunately, the free pass was downfall of the Seminoles in the sixth. Gober walked the first two batters then got a pop up for the first out, but surrendered the three-run home run to Smith that was the difference.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  5  4
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  1  0   0  2  1  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  2   1  0  1  3  1
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  6  1
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Kayla Collins           DH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  5
  Melissa May           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  6   2  3 11 18 12
Opp                              21  4  4   4  4  1 21  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart 2 (8)
2B - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (2)
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-3
SB - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (5)
CS - FSU-Veronica Wootson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (4-2)    5.1  3  4  4  4  1
Melissa May                     0.2  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  4  4  4  4  1
Opp                  W          7.0  6  2  2  3 11


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
6
2
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
1
0
3
x
4
4
1

FLORIDA STATE 8, SYRACUSE 0
03/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Seminole Softball Opens FSU Invitational With 8-0 Win Over Syracuse.

May throws six-hit shutout for second-straight victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - So far this season the Florida State softball team hasn't been a very good host at its own tournaments. The No. 25 Seminoles improved to 8-1 during their home tournaments as they started the 2007 Florida State Invitational with an 8-0 victory over Syracuse on Friday (March 9).

The victory improves Florida State's record to 13-7 on the year. Syracuse dropped to 3-14.

Picking up her second-straight victory was sophomore Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 4-1. The lefty worked a complete game, giving up no runs on six hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Taking the loss for Syracuse was Brittany Gardner, who dropped to 3-10.

Leading the Seminoles' offense was Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 3-for-5 with a run scored. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) went 2-for-3 with a team-high four RBIs and two runs scored. Center fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and right fielder LaShaun Davis (Stone Mountain, Ga.) each had a pair of hits as well as a run scored and an RBI.

The Seminoles wasted no time in scoring as they pushed a run across in the top of the first. Wootson started the game with a bunt single and stole second. A sacrifice by moved her to third then catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) laid down a perfectly executed squeeze bunt to score Wootson. Snyder's second home run of the year, a towering shot to left field, put FSU up 2-0 in the second.

A triple down the right field line by Davis started a three-run third inning as the Seminoles took a 5-0 advantage. Krbec delivered a single to left field to score Davis and came around to score on a bases loaded single by Buckmon. Pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) - whose older sister Jorden plays for Syracuse - scored the third run when Snyder was walked with the bases loaded.

The Seminoles tacked on three more insurance runs in the top of the seventh. An error on Buckmon's bunt kept the inning alive as she advance to second and first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) took third. Snyder delivered a double to score Langston and Buckmon then came around to score herself on a single to center by Davis.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        5  1  3   0  0  0  5  4
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         4  1  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  1   0  1  1  6  3
Kelly Langston          1B        3  1  1   0  1  1  8  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Monica Montez         PH-LF     2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  2  2   4  1  1  0  2
Melissa May             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  8 14   8  3  5 21 11
Opp                              26  0  6   0  0  2 21  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson 2 (3), Brittany Krbec (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (4), Michelle Snyder (1)
3B - FSU-LaShaun Davis (1)
HR - FSU-Michelle Snyder (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-LaShaun Davis 2 (6), Whitney Buckmon (1)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (12)
CS - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (4-1)    7.0  6  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  0  0  0  2
Opp                  L          7.0 14  8  5  3  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
1
1
3
0
0
0
3
8
14
3
SYRACUSE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
1

FLORIDA STATE 6, GEORGIA STATE 2
03/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Pair of Home Runs By Carly Wynn Surges No. 25 FSU Softball To 6-2 Win Over Georgia State.

Rookie hits her first collegiate home runs, All-American Wootson hits game winner in the fifth.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Through the first 20 games of the season, all ten of Carly Wynn's hits were singles. That all changed on Friday (March 9) as the freshman outfielder belted a pair of home runs to spark the No. 25 Florida State softball team to a 6-2 victory over Georgia State to give the Seminoles a sweep of the first day of play at the Florida State Invitational.

The Seminoles won their second in a row to improve to 14-7. Georgia State dropped to 15-10. The win was FSU's first victory of the year when trailing after the fourth inning.

Snapping a personal three-game losing streak was FSU starting pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she evened her record at 4-4 with the victory. The right-hander threw a complete game, giving up two runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts and four walks. Taking the loss was Georgia State's Madi Gore, who dropped to 8-3.

Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) was tops on the team offensively, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and four RBIs. Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) drove in a pair of runs with her two-run, fifth-inning home run that ended up being the game winner.

"We've been working with Carly to turn on the ball in games like she does during practice," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "Hopefully she made a big breakthrough today."

Georgia State got on the board first as it pushed two runs across in the top of the fourth as they collected four of their seven hits off McDonald to take a 2-0 lead.

Wynn led off the fifth by smacking the first home run of her collegiate career, a solo shot over the right field fence. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) followed by drawing a walk and was nearly stranded on base until Wootson delivered the two-run homer to give the Seminoles a 3-2 lead. The home run was the 23rd of Wootson's career, putting her one back of Tiffany Daniels for second place in school history.

The long ball helped the Seminoles tack three more runs on the sixth inning. Designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) started the inning with a single then shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) reached on an error. After a sacrifice moved the runners to second and third, Wynn hit her second home run of the day with her line drive just clearing the wall down the right field line to extended FSU's lead to 6-2. Left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) added a single in the inning to up her hit streak to seven games.

"I liked the way we fought back this afternoon," Graf said. "This is one of those games last year that we might have lost, but the girls have shown a lot of fight this year. With the exception of the one inning Tiffany pitched pretty well and the defense did a great job behind her."

Minus the fourth inning, McDonald only allowed one runner to get past second base the rest of the game. Florida State turned a pair of double plays - including one in the fourth to limit the damage - and Wootson made her second spectacular diving stop of the day to save a run in the fifth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  1   2  0  0  2  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  0   0  0  0  3  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         1  0  0   0  1  1  9  1
Carly Wynn              CF        2  2  2   4  0  0  1  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  1  0   0  1  0  4  1
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Monica Montez         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  6  6   6  3  5 21  6
Opp                              26  2  7   2  4  9 18  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (8)
2B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson (5), Carly Wynn 2 (2)
SH - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (7), Carly Wynn (2)
SB - FSU-LaShaun Davis (6)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (4-4)    7.0  7  2  2  4  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  2  2  4  9
Opp                  L          6.0  6  6  5  3  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
GEORGIA STATE
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
2
7
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
3
3
x
6
6
1

FLORIDA STATE 4, APPALACHIAN STATE 2
03/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Seminole Softball Stays Perfect In FSU Invitational With 4-2 Win Over Appalachian State.

Alicart hits two-run home run in the sixth to complete three-run comeback.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Returning to JoAnne Graf Field was the perfect remedy to pull the Florida State softball team out of the funk it was in last week. The No. 25 Seminoles won their third game in a row and stayed perfect during the FSU Invitational as they took down Appalachian State, 4-2, on Saturday (March 10).

Florida State improved to 15-7 as it won its third game in a row. Appalachian State is still looking for its first win the tournament as it dropped to 3-16.

Coming on in the fourth to get the victory was hurler Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved to 5-4. The right-hander threw four shutout innings, giving up just one hit with four strikeouts and one walk. Starter Kayla Collins (Niceville, Fla.) threw the first three innings, giving two runs on three hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Taking the loss for the Mountaineers was Yancy Moose as she fell to 1-8.

Leading the Florida State bats was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) as she went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and a run scored. Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs. Her second run moved her past Georgia Tech's Laura Williams for fifth in ACC history with 164 career runs.

The Seminoles got off to a quick start offensively as they picked up a run in the first inning. Wootson led off with a single up the middle and stole second base. A ground out moved her up to third then an infield single by Alicart scored Wootson with the first run.

Two hits and a free pass off Collins gave Mountaineers a pair of runs as they took a 2-1 lead in the third. Similar to the Georgia State game the Seminoles rallied late in the contest to take lead, this time doing it in the sixth inning.

Just like the first inning, Wootson led off the frame with a walk and stole second. A single to centerfield by right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) scored Wootson with the tying run. One out later, Alicart crushed a two-run home run over the left field fence to put FSU up 4-2.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  2  2   0  0  0  2  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  1  1   1  0  1  4  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  2   3  0  0  1  2
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Kayla Collins           P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  4  6   4  0  3 21  5
Opp                              24  2  4   2  3  6 21 10

2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (5)
HBP - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2)
SH - FSU-Brittany Krbec (3), Yuruby Alicart (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Veronica Wootson 2 (14)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Kayla Collins                   3.0  3  2  2  2  2
Tiffany McDonald     W (5-4)    4.0  1  0  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  2  3  6
Opp                  L          7.0  6  4  4  0  3


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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
0
0
3
0
4
6
0
APPALACHIAN STATE
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
4
0

FLORIDA STATE 9, MAINE 1
03/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Seminole Softball Wins Pool A Of FSU Invitational With 9-0 Route of Maine.

FSU to face winner of Buffalo-Florida A&M game at 6:30 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Four runs in the third and fifth innings were more than enough for the Florida State softball team as it stayed perfect in the FSU Invitational and captured the top seed in its pool. The No. 25 Seminoles won their fourth-game in a row as they beat Maine, 9-1, in five innings on Saturday (March 10).

The Seminoles swept pool play as they improved to 16-7 on the year. The Black Bears dropped to 11-7. Florida State will get the fourth seeded team from Pool B at 6:30 p.m.

Running her record to 5-2 on the year was freshman starter Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she picked up the victory. The right-hander gave up the lone run on one hit with six strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss was the Black Bears' Jessica Ghazali.

FSU pounded out a season-high 14 hits as six different players had multi-hit games. Leading the way was Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and designated player Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) as she went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) had the best all-around day, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Also notching a pair of RBIs was catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) as part of her 2-for-3 performance. Left fielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) and third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) each went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

"Our last two games we weren't very aggressive at the plate so I like the way we came out today," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "I thought Terese bounced back nicely after a couple of rough outings and if we're going to be successful we need her to pitch well."

For the third game in a row the Seminoles jumped out to a lead with a run in the bottom of the first. Wootson led off with a single and stole a pair of bases before a double by Krbec scored her with the first run of the game.

The third inning started just like the first for Florida State, but this time the Seminoles added four more runs to take a 5-0 lead. Wootson walked, stole second and came around on Krbec's second double of the day. One out later, Ahrberg started a string of three-straight singles to score pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas). Ahrberg, who moved up to second a throw home, came around to score on a single by first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) who scored the same way as Ahrberg on a Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) single.

Maine got its lone run of the day on a ground out by Alexis Souhlaris after Kristie Hawkins broke up Gober's no hitter. Florida State tacked on four more runs in the fifth inning to win by the eight-run rule.

Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) started the inning with a walk and scored on a triple by Ahrberg. Osmon's second single of the day scored Ahrberg then she came around to score on a Snyder's second hit in as many innings. Wootson's third single of the day loaded the bases then a ground out by LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) plated Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  2  3   0  0  0  1  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  0   1  0  1  1  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  2   2  0  0  6  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  0   0  1  1  1  3
Robin Ahrberg           DH        3  1  3   2  0  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  2  2   2  0  1  4  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Carly Wynn            CF        1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  9 14   9  1  3 15  6
Opp                              17  1  1   1  1  6 14  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (9)
2B - FSU-Brittany Krbec 2 (6), Michelle Snyder (2)
3B - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2)
SH - FSU-LaShaun Davis (7)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson 3 (17)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (5-2)    5.0  1  1  1  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  1  1  1  6
Opp                  L          4.2 14  9  9  1  3


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
MAINE
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
4
0
4
9
14
1

FLORIDA STATE 9, FLORIDA A&M 4
03/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 FSU Softball Advances In Championship Bracket Of FSU Invitational With 9-4 Win Over Florida A&M.

FSU set to play No. 18 Southern Illinois for a spot in the championship game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After winning a couple of nail-biters during the first three games of the FSU Invitational, the Florida State softball team has started flexing its offensive muscle. The No. 25 Seminoles belted out double digit hits for the second game in a row and scored in its first five at-bats to beat Florida A&M 9-4 on Saturday (March 10).

FSU advances in the championship bracket where it will face No. 18 Southern Illinois at 9:30 a.m. for a spot in the title game.

Florida State rattled off its fifth win in a row - putting it one game short of its season-best six-game winning streak - to improve to 17-7. The Rattlers dropped to 4-19.

Getting her second victory of the tournament was FSU starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 5-1. The left-hander pitched her sixth complete game, giving up four runs, two earned, on two hits with six strikeouts and two walks. The loss went to FAMU's Destiny Gordon.

Leading the way for Florida State at the plate was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) who fell just a double short of hitting for the cycle. The senior went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as she hit her team-leading sixth home run of the year.

Also collected a pair of hits was designated player Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) as she went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) scored a pair of runs as did left fielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.).

Just like it has done the first four games of the tournament, Florida State started the game with Wootson scoring in the first inning. The two-time All-American led off with a walk and stole second. A sacrifice moved her to third and then a ground out by Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) scored the first run.

Florida A&M briefly took the lead as it scored a pair of unearned runs off May in the second. The Seminoles answered in their half of the inning to recapture the lead for good. Another leadoff walk led to the tying run as Montez drew the free pass.

One out later, Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) drilled a double down the left field line to score Montez. A ground out moved Snyder to third and she scored on a wild pitch.

For the third inning in a row the leadoff hitter came around to score for the Seminoles as Alicart drilled a triple to the gap in right field. A single through the right side by Ahrberg scored Alicart and she moved up to second on the throw home. A sacrifice bunt moved Ahrberg to second and she crossed the plate on a single up the middle by Montez.

In an instant replay of the first three innings, the leadoff runner scored in the fourth inning as Wootson put down a bunt single then stole second base. Wootson crossed the plate when LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) - who singled to put runners on the corners - was caught in a run down, allowing Wootson to score. One out later, Alicart blasted a solo home run to make it a 9-2 FSU advantage.

Mirroring the previous four at-bats, the opening hitter came all around to score in the fifth. Montez drew her second walk of the game and moved up to second when pinch hitter Camille Garcia (Sandia Pueblo, N.M.) was hit by a pitch. One out later, Wootson's rocket shot off the pitcher scored Montez. Pinch hitter Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) hit nearly the identical ball off the pitcher to plate pinch runner Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.)

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  2  1   1  1  0  5  4
LaShaun Davis           RF        1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH-LF     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         4  0  0   1  0  0  5  1
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  2  3   1  0  0  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           DH        3  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
Monica Montez           LF-RF     1  2  1   1  2  0  1  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Carly Wynn            PR-CF     0  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  4
Melissa May             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  9 10   7  5  0 21 12
Opp                              21  4  2   4  2  6 18 15

E - FSU-Brittany Krbec (3), Kelly Langston (3)
2B - FSU-Michelle Snyder (3)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (1)
HR - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (6)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Camille Garcia (1)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-LaShaun Davis (8), Kelly Langston (1), Whitney Buckmon (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson 2 (19), LaShaun Davis (7)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (5-1)    7.0  2  4  2  2  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  4  2  2  6
Opp                  L          6.0 10  9  9  5  0


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FLORIDA A&M
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
4
2
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
2
2
2
0
x
9
10
2

FLORIDA STATE 6, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 0
03/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 FSU Softball Upsets No. 18 Southern Illinois To Advance To Title Game Of FSU Invitational.

Seminoles move on to face winner of Georgia-Syracuse game at 2:30 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - At the NFCA Leadoff Classic, Southern Illinois pitcher Ashley Hamby had the Florida State softball team baffled in their Silver Bracket match up. Two weeks later the No. 25 Seminoles solved the mystery as they beat No. 18 SIU to advance to the championship game of the Florida State Invitational on Sunday (March 11).

FSU will play the winner of the Georgia-Syracuse contest in the 2:30 p.m. championship game.

Florida State stayed unbeaten in its own tournament and improved to 18-7 for the season. The Seminoles won their sixth game in a row to match their longest winning streak of the year. Southern Illinois dropped to 18-5.

Picking up the victory for the Seminoles was starting pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as her record climbed to 6-2. The right-hander worked six shutout innings with two hits, seven strikeouts and seven walks. Lefty sophomore Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) came on to pitch a scoreless seventh. The loss went to SIU's Hamby as she fell to 9-3.

For the third-straight game Florida State pounded out double-digit hits with ten off the Salukis. Two players put up a trio of hits, led by Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) who went 3-for-4, including two triples, with a run scored and an RBI. Center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) matched Wootson's line as she banged out a pair of triples.

Catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) and first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) tied for the team lead with two RBIs.

The Seminoles batted around in the fourth inning, sending 11 batters to the plate, as they peppered the Salukis for six runs. Krbec was hit by a pitch to start the inning then shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) beat out a bunt to put runners on first and second. One out later, pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) and Alicart came around to score on a double by Langston.

A Wynn single to center scored Langston then left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) chased Hamby out of the game with a bunt single. With two outs, Wootson dropped a single into center field to plate Wynn. After LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) was hit with a pitch to load the bases, Krbec delivered a two-run single to score Buckmon and Wootson and make it 6-0 in FSU's favor.

Both teams had their opportunities to score in the first three innings. The Seminoles had runner on second and third with one out in the first but Hamby came through with a pair of strikeouts to end the threat. The Salukis had two on in the third when Gober struck out Amanda Clifton.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  3   1  0  0  2  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C-DH      1  0  1   2  1  0  8  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  1  1   0  0  3  0  3
Robin Ahrberg           DH-C      3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        4  1  1   2  0  0  9  1
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  3   1  0  0  1  0
Whitney Buckmon         LF        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
  Melissa May           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  6 10   6  2  9 21 11
Opp                              20  0  2   0  7  7 21  7

2B - FSU-Veronica Wootson 2 (6), Kelly Langston (2)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-LaShaun Davis (2), Brittany Krbec (1)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Brittany Krbec (4), Robin Ahrberg (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (6-2)    6.0  2  0  0  7  7
Melissa May                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  7  7
Opp                  L          7.0 10  6  6  2  9


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
6
10
0
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0

GEORGIA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational Championship

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Missed Opportunities Costs No. 25 Seminole Softball FSU Invite Title 2-1 Loss To No. 21 Georgia.

Wootson, Alicart and Wynn named to all-tournament team.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With every passing game against a ranked team the Florida State softball team is getting closer and closer to putting together a complete game. The No. 25 Seminoles had ample opportunities to claim the title of the Florida State Invitational, but left too many runners on base as they dropped the championship game, 2-1, to No. 21 Georgia on Sunday (March 11).

Florida State had its six-game winning streak snapped as it dropped to 18-8. All eight of FSU's losses have been to teams either ranked in the Top 25 or receiving votes. Georgia won its first FSU Invitational title as it improved to 22-8.

"We didn't take advantage of the opportunities we had," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "We got runners on base, but we kept popping the ball up at the wrong time. Overall I'm pleased with how we played this weekend. We bounced back from a tough week and hit the ball really well. This should give us confidence going to California next week and for the remainder of the conference schedule."

Taking the loss for the Seminoles was starter Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she dropped to 5-5. The right-hander gave up two runs on just three hits with five strikeouts and four walks. Getting the victory to improve to 5-3 was UGA's Christie Hamilton.

Florida State placed three on the all-tournament team, headlined by Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) who it .519 (14-of-27) for the weekend with nine runs scored and nine stolen bases. Joining Wootson on the all-tournament was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and outfielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.)

The Seminoles out-hit the Bulldogs 8-to-3, led by a pair from catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) who drove in the only run of the game in the third when her single to center field scored LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) Davis led off the inning with a single and went to third on an Alicart single.

Florida State had ample opportunities to score against the Bulldogs as they stranded as season-high 11 runners on base. The Seminoles put runners on base in every inning but the fifth and left five runners in scoring position.

A pair of stolen bases helped Georgia jump out to an early lead as the Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning. UGA got two of its three hits in the first, including a single by Allison Horne that scored Kellie Middleton with the game-winning run. After the first inning, McDonald retired 18 of the last 21 batters she faced and sat down 13 out of 14 to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  2   1  1  0  6  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Kelly Langston        1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  6  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  1  8   1  4  4 21 10
Opp                              23  2  3   2  4  5 21  6

SH - FSU-Brittany Krbec (5), Whitney Buckmon (3)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Veronica Wootson (20)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (5-5)    7.0  3  2  2  4  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  2  2  4  5
Opp                  W          7.0  8  1  1  4  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
GEORGIA
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
8
0

FLORIDA STATE 2, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 0
03/13/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McDonald Silences Eagle Bats As No. 25 Florida State Softball Beats Southern Miss 2-0.

Osmon collects a pair of hits as Seminoles win for seventh time in eight games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After a rough stretch in which she lost three-straight games, Florida State pitcher Tiffany McDonald is back to the form that made her one of the top pitchers in the ACC last year. McDonald limited Southern Mississippi to just two hits and struck out 12 batters as the No. 25 Seminoles defeated the Golden Eagles, 2-0, on Tuesday (March 14) in game one of their doubleheader.

Florida State ran its record to 19-8 with the victory. Southern Miss fell to 6-18.

Bouncing back from the tough 2-1 loss to No. 21 Georgia on Sunday was McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved to 6-5. The righty threw her third shutout of the year as she went the distance for the eighth time with the dozen strikeouts and two walks. The loss dropped USM's Samantha Davis to 0-2.

Leading the Seminoles offensively was first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) as she went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) reached base twice with a base hit and a walk. Alicart scored the eventual game-winning run.

A leadoff walk brought the first run of the game across the plate in the second inning. Alicart started the frame with the free pass then advanced all the way to third on a single by Ahrberg. A double to the gap in left field by Osmon scored Alicart with the first run.

Three innings later the Seminoles tacked on another run to take a 2-0 lead. Center fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) Buckmon led off with a walk and stole second base. One out later, Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) delivered a double to the alley in left field to score Buckmon. The double was the 34th of her career and moved her into sole possession of fifth place in school history.

The two runs were more than enough for McDonald. After the second inning she retired 15 of the last 17 batters she faced. Included in that stretch was five-straight strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   1  0  0  5  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  1   0  1  1  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  1   0  1  0 12  1
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  2   1  1  0  2  3
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  2  7   2  3  4 21  6
Opp                              21  0  2   0  2 12 18  8

E - FSU-Brittany Osmon (2)
2B - FSU-Veronica Wootson (7), Brittany Osmon (1)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-LaShaun Davis (8), Whitney Buckmon (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (6-5)    7.0  2  0  0  2 12
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  2 12
Opp                  L          6.0  7  2  2  3  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
1
0
x
2
7
1

FLORIDA STATE 6, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1
03/13/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 FSU Softball Completes Doubleheader Sweep With 6-1 Win Over Southern Mississippi.

Wootson and Alicart move up FSU career doubles list.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Facing its toughest competition to date this weekend, there was no better way for the Florida State softball team to go into its trip to California than with a pair of wins. The No. 25 Seminoles swept their Tuesday (March 13) doubleheader with Southern Mississippi with a 6-1 win in the nightcap.

Florida State swept its first doubleheader of the year as it upped its record to 20-8. The Golden Eagles dropped to 6-19.

"I was pleased that we did a little better job of taking advantage of scoring opportunities in the second game," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "We only managed to get Tiffany (McDonald) three runs in her last two games so I was glad to see that we gave the pitchers some more run support. We've been hitting the ball pretty well the last couple of days and that should give us some momentum going into California."

Winning her team-best seventh game of the year was freshman Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 7-2 on the year. The righty pitched a complete game, giving up the lone run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss was the Golden Eagles' Shea Naramore, who fell to 6-16.

Topping the team with a pair of doubles as part of her 2-for-3 three day was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela). The two doubles moved her into a tie with Cindy Lawton, Misty Molin and Monique Marier for eighth in school history at 25 doubles. With a double of her own in the top of the seventh - which tied her for with Wendy Braye for fourth in school history at 35 two-baggers - Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) upped her hit streak to 12 games.

Tying Alicart with a pair of hits was left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) as she went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) belted a two-run home run in the fourth.

The Seminoles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a pair of runs. Catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) led off with a single to right field and centerfielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) put runners on first and second when USM center fielder Kristen Chaney couldn't hang onto the ball trying to make a diving catch. A sacrifice moved pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) and Wynn up a base and Buckmon brought them home with a single through the right side that tipped off the pitcher's glove.

Florida State picked up another run in the third with the help of a Southern Miss miscue. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) started the frame with a single and moved up on a wild pitch. After a sacrifice got her to third, Alicart brought Davis in with a double to left field. For some insurance Snyder tacked on two runs in the fourth with her two run home run that also scored Buckmon.

Wootson kept her hitting streak alive in her final at-bat as an error on Buckmon's grounder allowed Wootson to come to the plate. She extended the streak by roping a double to the wall in centerfield to score Snyder.

Gober took a no-hitter into the fifth inning until Lauren Castellvi gave USM its first run off the day with a home run. For the game she retired 21 of the 25 batters she faced, including 12 of her first 13.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   1  1  0  0  2
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  2
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  1   0  0  0  8  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Langston          1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  1  2   2  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  2  1   2  0  0  1  3
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  6 10   6  1  1 21  8
Opp                              24  1  2   1  1  8 18  8

E - Opp-3, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (10)
2B - FSU-Veronica Wootson (8), Yuruby Alicart 2 (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (3)
SH - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (9), Kelly Langston (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Veronica Wootson (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (7-2)    7.0  2  1  1  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0 10  6  5  1  1


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SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
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FLORIDA STATE
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10
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FLORIDA STATE 3, WASHINGTON 1
03/15/2007, SEATTLE, WA, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

#24 Seminole Softball Rallies For Three Runs In The Sixth To Beat #12 Washington 3-1.

FSU beats a Pac-10 school at Judi Garman Classic for the second year in a row.

FULLERTON, CA - All season long the Florida State softball team has been on the verge of pulling off an upset of top-ranked team. The No. 24 Seminoles broke through for that win finally as they scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to upset No. 12 Washington, 3-1, during Thursday's (March 15) first day of play at the Judi Garman Classic, hosted by Cal State Fullerton.

The Seminole picked up their third victory over a ranked opponent, but their first against a Top 15 team, as they improved to 21-8 on the year. Washington dropped to 18-5.

"This was a great win for us and hopefully it will help get us over the hump against good teams and good pitching," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "We've been close a number of times but we've been beating ourselves and this time we took advantage of our opportunities. Tiffany pitched a great game and I was happy to see that we scored some runs for her."

Picking up her third victory in four outings was Washington native Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved to 7-5 on the year. The right-hander gave up just one unearned run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Taking the loss for the Huskies was Danielle Lawrie as she fell to 11-2. It was the second victory for McDonald over a Pac-10 school in Fullerton as she beat No. 10 Arizona State here last year.

With only one hit to Florida State's credit off Lawrie through the first four innings, Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) led off the sixth with a double to left field. The double extended her team-best hitting streak to 13 games. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) drew a walk and catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) dropped down a sacrifice bunt to put the winning run in scoring position.

Florida State managed to score its three runs despite the fact that the next three batters didn't hit the ball out of the infield. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) dropped down the first of two squeeze bunts to score Wootson then designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) did the exact same thing to score Davis with the game winner. Alicart added an insurance run when she scored after pinch hitter Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) cue balled the pitch off the end of the bat and it spun to a dead stop on the first base line.

The two bagger gave Wootson sole possession of fourth place in school history with 36 doubles. She tied Susan Buttery for third with her 170 runs scored and the base hit put her one hit shy of tying Buttery for seventh in school history with 245 career hits.

Florida State almost worked its way out of a jam in the fourth but a close call at first base on a grounder went against the Seminoles and kept the inning alive for Washington. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) couldn't hang on to a hard-hit ball at her that allowed Lauren Greer score.

The Seminoles had their chance to answer in the bottom of the fourth but left a pair of runners stranded. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) was hit by a pitch with one out. Lawrie threw Wootson's grounder over the first baseman's head to put runners on second and third. Unfortunately Lawrie struck out the next two batters to get out of the inning.

McDonald was outstanding with exception of the fourth. She only allowed one runner to get past second base all day and only had three runners get into scoring position. McDonald posted double digit strikeouts for the second game in a row and she was helped out by an FSU defense that didn't commit an error.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  5
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  1  0   0  1  2  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   0  0  1 12  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  0   1  0  1  0  2
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  8  0
Whitney Buckmon         LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  3  4   3  1  8 21  9
Opp                              23  1  3   0  2 10 18  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Osmon (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (9)
HBP - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (1), Michelle Snyder (1)
SH - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (10)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (7-5)    7.0  3  1  0  2 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  0  2 10
Opp                  L          6.0  4  3  3  1  8


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WASHINGTON
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CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/15/2007, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Gives Up Late Lead In 4-3 Loss To Cal State Northridge.

Gilmore and Alicart hit solo home runs.

FULLERTON, CA - Late home runs have been the undoing of the Florida State softball team this year and it caught up again with the No. 24 Seminoles in their second game of the Judi Garman Classic. Cal State Northridge hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to claim a 4-3 victory on Thursday (March 15).

The Seminoles lost their first game in the tournament as they dropped to 21-9. CSUN improved to 11-8-1.

Taking the loss was junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she came on in the sixth and gave up the two-run home run to Michah Putnam that was the difference in the game. Her record dropped to 7-6. Freshman Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) got the start and worked five innings, giving up three runs on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts.

Freshman catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) was the only Seminoles to collect a pair of hits as she went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) each hit solo home runs.

The Seminoles cut the lead in half with the help of CSUN pitcher Amanda Pitzenberger as she hit LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) to start the fourth inning. A sacrifice and a ground out moved her over to third then Ahrberg came through with a single to the shortstop that was deep enough to score Davis and make it 2-1.

One inning later Florida State tied the game as Gilmore hit a leadoff home run - that hit the top of the fence and bounced over - to knot the game at 2-2. Continuing the long ball parade was Alicart as her solo blast gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game at 3-2 in the top of the sixth.

Playing of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) made sure her hitting streak was intact during the first inning as she led off with a single to left field to up her streak to 14 games.

Gober got the first two outs of the second inning very quickly but couldn't close the door on the Matadors as she hit a batter then allowed a trio of singles to give Cal State Northridge a 2-0 lead. She gave up a leadoff double in the second then McDonald came in and surrendered the home run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  1  0   0  0  2  1  0
Brittany Krbec          C-DH      2  0  0   0  1  0  9  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
Robin Ahrberg           DH-C      3  0  2   1  0  0  2  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  5  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  3  8   3  2  5 18  6
Opp                              25  4  6   4  1 11 21  8

E - FSU-Kelly Langston (4)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (7), Jessica Gilmore (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-LaShaun Davis (3)
SH - FSU-Brittany Krbec (6), Jessica Gilmore (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Whitney Buckmon (11)
CS - FSU-Veronica Wootson (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    5.0  5  3  3  1  9
Tiffany McDonald     L (7-6)    1.0  1  1  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  6  4  4  1 11
Opp                  W          7.0  8  3  3  2  5


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MICHIGAN 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/16/2007, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Breakdowns Again Costs No. 24 Seminole Softball 4-2 Decision To No. 7 Michigan.

Seminoles will start bracket play on Saturday at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. (PDT).

FULLERTON, CA - Over the last two years the Florida State softball team has played Michigan more than any school in the ACC. Fortunately for the No. 24 Seminoles they won't have to see the No. 7 Wolverines in the conference tournament later in the season as they dropped their third game to Michigan this year, losing a 4-2 decision on Friday (March 16) during the second day of the Judi Garman Classic.

Florida State dropped its ninth-straight game to the Wolverines as their record fell to 21-10. Michigan improved to 22-1.

Losing her second game to Michigan this year was FSU starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as her record dropped to 5-2. The left-hander gave up four runs, but just one earned, on 10 hits with one walk. Getting the victory for the Wolverines was Lorilyn Wilson, who came on in the fifth in relief of Nikki Nemitz and upped her record to 13-1.

No Seminole had more than one hit, but Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) and center fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) were the only two players to reach base more than once. The two-time All-American extended her hitting streak to 15 games in the third with an infield single.

After Michigan pushed a run across in the first inning on a passed ball, the Seminoles answered with one of their own in the second. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) led off with a double then first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) followed with a two-bagger of her own off the fence in centerfield to score Alicart.

Michigan quickly regained the lead with a two-out triple in its half of the second to give it a 2-1 lead, but the Seminoles rallied to tie the game in the fifth. Designated player Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) led off with a single then FSU got the tying run thanks to the Michigan pitching staff. Buckmon was hit by a pitch and after a sacrifice put runners on the second and third. Wilson intentionally walked Wootson. A patient LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) drew a bases loaded walk to tie the game at 2-2.

Unfortunately the same miscues that plagued the Seminoles in their first two games with Michigan came back to haunt them again. With one out in the sixth, and runners on first and second, the Wolverines pulled off a double steal and catcher Robin Ahrberg's (Stillwater, Okla.) throw to third sailed over Alicart's head into left field. Left fielder Jessica Gilmore's (For Walton Beach, Fla.) throw home was cut off as Rebekah Milian scored the game-winning run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  0   1  1  2  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Brittany Krbec        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  1
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  1   1  0  0  5  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  5  1
Monica Montez           DH        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF        2  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Melissa May             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  2  6   2  2  7 18  7
Opp                              27  4 10   1  1  0 21  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (3), Jessica Gilmore (1)
2B - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (7), Brittany Osmon (2)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (2)
SH - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (3), Michelle Snyder (2)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          L (5-2)    6.0 10  4  1  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0 10  4  1  1  0
Opp                  W          7.0  6  2  2  2  7


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FLORIDA STATE
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/17/2007, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball Can Not Hold On, Dropping 3-2 Non-Conference Decision To NC State.

Florida State plays final game of the tournament at 6:15 p.m. (PDT).

FULLERTON, CA - Getting through the final two innings has been the downfall of the Florida State softball team in nearly all of its losses and it came back to haunt it again. For the third time in the Judi Garman Classic and the second time against NC State, the No. 24 Seminoles let the lead slip away as they dropped a 3-2 non-conference decision to the Wolfpack on Saturday (March 17).

The loss dropped Florida State to 22-11. NC State improved to 20-10. FSU's opponents have scored the winning run during its final two at-bats in eight of the Seminoles' 11 losses.

Taking the loss was junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she gave up the winning run in relief. Her record dropped to 7-7. Starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) worked five innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks. Getting the victory was the Wolfpack's Shaina Ervin, who upped her record to 7-6.

Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) had two of Florida State's four hits and drove in both of its runs. Center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) reached base three times, including a single and left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) had the other hit. Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) had her 15-game hitting streak snapped.

With some help from the Wolfpack the Seminoles scored the first run of the game in the second inning. Catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) drew a walk with one out and moved up to second when Wynn's grounder was bobbled by the NC State first baseman. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) was walked to load the base then Snyder beat out an infield hit to score Ahrberg.

Another clutch hit by Snyder gave Florida State a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Wynn reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second on a Davis ground out. Snyder drilled a double to the bottom of the fence in center field to score pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) with the second run.

In a similar situation to the final game of the ACC series, NC State hit a home run in the sixth inning to get back into the game. Fortunately for the Seminoles Abbie Sims' two-run homer only tied the game at 2-2. However, McDonald walked Laura Klem to start the seventh then Heather Gelbard hit a double down the left field line to score Gelbard with the winning run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  0  0   0  0  3  2  5
Whitney Buckmon         LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C-DH      3  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Robin Ahrberg           DH-C      2  1  0   0  1  0  3  0
Kelly Langston          1B        2  0  0   0  0  1 12  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Brittany Osmon        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  2   2  0  0  0  3
Melissa May             P                            0  1
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  4   2  3  9 21 13
Opp                              28  3  5   3  5  6 21 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Yuruby Alicart 2 (12), Brittany Osmon (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Michelle Snyder (4)
HR - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Brittany Krbec (7)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May                     5.0  4  2  1  3  2
Tiffany McDonald     L (7-7)    2.0  1  1  1  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  3  2  5  6
Opp                  W          7.0  4  2  0  3  9


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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CAL ST-FULLERTON 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/17/2007, FULLERTON, CA, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Ends Judi Garman Classic With 4-3 Loss To Host Cal State Fullerton.

Buckmon and Wootson collect five of FSU's eight hits.

FULLERTON, CA - If the Florida State softball team takes anything away from its trip to California it's that it can play with the best team in the country. Unfortunately the No. 24 Seminoles are still working on beating the top teams as they lost another close one to close out their trip to the Judi Garman Classic. FSU allowed the host Cal State Fullerton to score three unanswered runs in a 4-3 loss to the Titans on Saturday (March 17).

After winning nine of its last ten games following a win over No. 12 Washington to start the tournament, the Seminoles have lost four-straight games as they dropped to 21-12. Cal State Fullerton improved to 15-13. Florida State opened last year's Judi Garman Classic with a loss to the Titans.

Junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) took the loss as she came on in the fourth. The right-hander's record dropped to 7-8 as she gave up one run on two hits with one strikeout and four walks. Starting pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) worked three and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Also coming on in the four was CSUF's Brooke Weekley as she improved to 3-3.

More than half of Florida State's eight hits came from the first two batters in the line-up as center fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) had three hits and Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calf.) added two. Buckmon also had all three of FSU's RBIs.

Fullerton jumped out to a quick lead with a run in its half of the first, but the Seminoles responded with a trio of runs in the second to take a 3-1 advantage. With two outs, Wootson's second hit through the left side loaded the bases. Buckmon brought everybody home as she drilled a double to the gap in left field to score Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) and Wootson.

The Titans evened the game at 3-3 in the fourth on a trio of singles. The double steal put runners on second and third then Gober surrendered a two-out single to right field to bring in the tying run. McDonald gave up a leadoff double and after a sacrifice then winning run came across the plate on a wild pitch.

The Seminoles had their chance to tie the game in the fifth with two runners in scoring position and just one out, but Buckmon was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a wild pitch and pitcher Candice Baker snagged a line drive out of the air for the third out.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  2   0  0  0  7  6
Whitney Buckmon         CF        4  0  3   3  0  1  0  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  2
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  1  0  3  1
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  9  2
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  4
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  3  8   3  4  5 21 15
Opp                              26  4  8   2  5  3 21  8

E - FSU-LaShaun Davis (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Whitney Buckmon (3), Jessica Gilmore (1)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Brittany Krbec (8), Yuruby Alicart (2)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    3.2  6  3  3  1  2
Tiffany McDonald     L (7-8)    3.1  2  1  1  4  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  4  4  5  3
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0  8  3  3  4  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CAL ST-FULLERTON
1
0
0
2
1
0
0
4
8
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
3
8
1

FLORIDA STATE 8, FLORIDA A&M 0
03/21/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Halts Four-Game Slide With 8-0 Victory Over Florida A&M.

Gilmore ties career-high with three hits.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After a rough ending to its road trip across the country, the perfect remedy for the Florida State softball team was a trip just across town. The Seminoles snapped their four-game losing streak by taking down crosstown rival Florida A&M, 8-0, on Wednesday (March 21) in the 99th meeting between the two schools.

Florida Sate improved to 22-12 with the victory. Florida A&M dropped to 7-27.

"It was good to see us get our offense going again," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "We started to pick it up a little bit at the end of the tournament and we'll need to be at our best this weekend against Virgina Tech."

Picking up the victory to improve to 8-8 was FSU starter Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she went the distance. The right-hander gave up just three hits in the shutout with seven strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss for the Rattlers was Ashley Jones, who dropped to 4-9. FAMU pitchers issued nine walks and hit two batters.

Leading the Florida State with a trio of hits - tying her career high - was left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) as she went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Also collecting a pair of hits was first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.), who added an RBI, as well as center fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) who crossed the plate twice.

Florida Sate took a 2-0 lead with runs in the second and third inning despite producing only one hit in each of those frames. Gilmore led off the second with a single and moved up to third on a pair of walks. A grounder by second baseman Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) - who reached base three times without a hit - scored Gilmore with the first run of the game. With two outs in the third, Gilmore drew a walk and advanced to third on a single by Osmon. A wild pitch brought her in and made it a 2-0 FSU advantage.

Another free pass resulted in a run for the Seminoles as shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) drew her second walk of the day to lead off the fifth. Two outs later Osmon drilled a ball just inside the bag at first base that resulted in a triple to score Alicart and push FSU's lead to 3-0.

The Seminoles broke open the game with a trio of runs in the top of the sixth. Back-to-back singles by Buckmon and designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) put runners on the corners. Buckmon scored the first run on an Alicart sacrifice fly. FSU had runners on the corners for the second time in the inning when catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) hit a single and Gilmore cleared the bases with a double to right field.

A sac fly by Krbec in the seventh scored Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) and a single by Alicart pushed Buckmon across the plate to make it 8-0 in the Seminoles' favor.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   1  1  0  5  3
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  2  2   0  1  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  1   2  2  0  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         4  1  1   0  0  0  7  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  2  2   2  1  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  2   1  2  0  7  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  0   0  0  1  1  1
  Kayla Collins         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  8 10   7  9  1 21 10
Opp                              26  0  3   0  1  7 21  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (4), Brittany Osmon (5), Michelle Snyder 2 (10)
2B - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (2)
3B - FSU-Brittany Osmon (1)
HBP - FSU-Veronica Wootson (1), Brittany Krbec (2)
SH - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (4), Robin Ahrberg (11)
SF - FSU-Brittany Krbec (2), Yuruby Alicart (3)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (21)
CS - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (8-8)    7.0  3  0  0  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  1  7
Opp                  L          7.0 10  8  8  9  1


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
0
1
3
2
8
10
4
FLORIDA A&M
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1

VIRGINIA TECH 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/24/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball Can't Figure Out #25 Virginia Tech's Tincher As It Drops 1-0 Decision.

Tech hurler throws perfect game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - As one of the top hitting teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference it's not often that the Florida State softball team doesn't put at least one runner on base. Of course, reigning ACC Player and Pitcher of the Angela Tincher isn't your average pitcher and she proved it on Saturday (March 24) as she threw a perfect game to beat the Seminoles 1-0 in eight innings.

The loss dropped the Seminoles to 22-13 overall, 1-3 in the ACC. Virginia Tech improved 25-9, 3-1 in the ACC. Florida State hadn't been on the short end of a perfect game or no hitter since March 26, 2006, when Georgia Tech's Jessica Sallinger accomplished the feat.

Taking the loss for the Seminoles was starting pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as her record dipped to 8-9. The right-hander gave up one run on eight hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Getting the victory for the Hokies was Tincher as she improved to 19-3.

The game was a pitcher's dual during regulation innings as Florida State couldn't get a runner on base and the Hokies only had one player get past second base. Virginia Tech broke through for the lone run of the game when it strung three singles together with Caroline Stolle's single scoring Callie Rhodes from second with the go-ahead run.

Tincher struck out 18 batters and only allowed six batters to put the ball in play. Second baseman Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) and first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) were the only two players that did not strike out more than once.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  5  6
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Kayla Collins         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  3
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  0  3  7  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  8  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  0  0   0  0 18 24 13
Opp                              29  1  8   1  1  7 24  4

SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (8-9)    8.0  8  1  1  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  8  1  1  1  7
Opp                  W          8.0  0  0  0  0 18


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
VIRGINIA TECH
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
8
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

FLORIDA STATE 10, VIRGINIA TECH 2
03/24/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball Gets The Bats Going In 10-2 Six-Inning Win Over No. 25 Virginia Tech.

Wootson moves up to second on home run list, Alicart goes to fourth.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After going the entire first game of its doubleheader with Virginia Tech and not getting one runner on base, the Florida State softball opened up the offense in game two. The Seminoles scored in five of their six at-bats on their way to a 10-2, six inning victory over the No. 25 Hokies on Saturday (March 24).

The victory improved Florida State's record to 2-3 in the league, 23-13 overall. The Hokies dropped to 3-2 in the ACC, 25-10 overall. Getting the victory for the Seminoles was starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 6-2. The left-hander gave up two runs on seven hits with one strikeout and no walks. Taking the loss for the Hokies was Heather Lowry, who dropped 4-6.

Every player in the line-up had at least one hit with shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela), leading the way with her 2-for-3 performance. She scored three runs and drove in one when she hit the 20th home run of her career to move up to fourth in school history. Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) scored twice and had a solo home run as she tied Tiffany Daniels for second in Seminole lore at 24 dingers. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) was tops on the team with two RBIs.

After they needed eight innings to get just one run in the opener, both teams started the second game by scoring a run in the first inning. A single scored Virginia Tech's first run then Wootson tied it in the bottom of the first as she led off with a solo shot over the left field wall.

The Seminole scored a trio of runs in the third inning as they sent eight batters to the plate. Gilmore led off the frame with a single and moved up a base on a walk to Alicart. A sacrifice moved both runners up 60 feet and Osmon brought everyone home with her second triple in three games. Designated player Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) roped a double to score Osmon and make it 3-1.

Left fielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) got the offense going in fourth with an infield single. She stole second and moved up on a wild pitch before scoring on a Gilmore sacrifice fly. One out later Alicart belted her dinger to make it 6-1 in FSU's favor.

Virginia Tech pushed a run across in the fifth, but the Seminoles answered with three runs in their half of the inning. Center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) drilled a one-out double and scored when third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) followed with a two-bagger of her own. Snyder, who advanced to third when Wootson reached on an error, scored when VT second baseman Erin Ota dropped a throw down to second on a Wootson stolen base attempt. Wootson scored on a Buckmon ground out.

FSU ended the game early in the sixth inning. Alicart led off with a single then moved up two bases on a wild pitch. A single to right field by catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) scored Alicart with the tenth run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  2  1   1  1  0  3  0
Whitney Buckmon         LF        4  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
Jessica Gilmore         RF        2  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  3  2   1  1  0  5  3
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  1  1   2  0  0  4  0
Kelly Langston          DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        1  1  1   0  2  0  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  2
Melissa May             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 10 10   9  4  0 18  7
Opp                              24  2  7   2  0  1 15  8

E - Opp-3, FSU-Brittany Krbec (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Langston (3), Carly Wynn (1), Michelle Snyder (5)
3B - FSU-Brittany Osmon (2)
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson (6), Yuruby Alicart (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (2)
SH - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (4), Brittany Krbec (9)
SF - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (22), Whitney Buckmon (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (6-2)    6.0  7  2  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  2  1  0  1
Opp                  L          5.0 10 10  9  4  0


  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
VIRGINIA TECH
1
0
0
0
1
0
2
7
3
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
3
2
3
1
10
10
1

VIRGINIA TECH 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/25/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Drops Series Finale 1-0 To No. 25 Virginia Tech.

Buckmon breaks up the no-hitter in the seventh inning.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - One of these days the Florida State softball team is going to figure out Virginia Tech pitcher Angela Tincher, unfortunately that day wasn't Sunday (March 25). Tincher backed up Saturday's perfect game by surrendering just one hit as Florida State lost 1-0 to the No. 25 Hokies in the final contest of a three-game series.

Florida State dropped its second ACC series of the year as its record fell to 2-4 in the league, 23-14 overall. Virginia Tech climbed to 4-2 in the conference, 26-10 overall.

Taking the loss was Seminole starter Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as her record fell to 7-3. The right-hander only threw one and a third innings, giving up one run on one hit with two strikeouts and two walks. Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) finished the game after coming on in the second as she gave up no runs on one hit with eight strikeouts. Getting her second victory of the weekend was Virginia Tech's Angela Tincher as she improved to 20-3.

The Seminoles' two-out struggles reappeared in the first inning as Gober got the first two batters out - including snapping Callie Rhodes' streak of eight-consecutive hits, the sixth-longest streak in NCAA history - only to give up a walk to Caroline Stolle and surrendered a triple to Stephanie Savre to score Stolle with the winning run.

Florida State got its first base runner of the weekend against Tincher in the first inning when left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) was hit by a pitch. Centerfielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) broke up the no-hitter in the seventh with an infield single but was stranded at second.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Whitney Buckmon         CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  0   0  0  3  1  2
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  5  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   0  0  2 11  2
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  4
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  0  1   0  0 11 21 10
Opp                              21  1  2   1  2 10 21  5

E - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (2)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jessica Gilmore (1)
SH - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (7-3)    1.1  1  1  1  2  2
Tiffany McDonald                5.2  1  0  0  0  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  2 10
Opp                  W          7.0  1  0  0  0 11


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
VIRGINIA TECH
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1

CENTRAL FLORIDA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/28/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball Loses 12-Inning Marathon 1-0 To UCF.

FSU loses 11th one-run game of the year.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Going beyond the normal seven innings has not been very beneficial to the Florida State softball team of late. The Seminoles dropped their second extra-inning game in their last four contests as they lost a 1-0, 12-inning, decision to Central Florida in the first game of Wednesday's (March 28) doubleheader.

The contest was the longest regular season game in school history and is tied for the second longest game in Seminole lore. FSU lost a 3-2 decision in 14 innings to Virginia Tech during the 2005 ACC Tournament. The Seminoles beat Oregon 5-4 during a 12 inning game in the 2004 NCAA Regional.

The loss dropped Florida State to 23-15 on the year. UCF got just its second win off the Seminoles ever as it improved to 25-14.

Taking the loss was Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as her record dropped to 8-10. The right-hander came on in the eighth, giving up just one unearned run, on three hits with one strikeout and two walks. Starting pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) got a no decision as went seven and a third innings, giving up five hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Getting the victory for the Golden Knights was Allison Kime as she improved to 14-6.

Leading the Seminoles at the plate was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) as she went 2-for-5. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) was the only other Seminole to reach base more than once as picked up a hit and drew a walk. FSU sent a season-high 46 batters to the plate, but tied a season-low with 18 strikeouts.

With one out in the top of the 12th, a Snyder error loaded the bases for UCF. A Kacie Feaster sacrifice fly scored Hillary Barrow with the winning run. The Seminoles had the tying run at second base in the 12th, but Veronica Wootson struck out to end the game.

The first four innings looked eerily similar to two of the three games of the Virginia Tech series as the Seminoles were held without a base runner for four innings. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) broke up the perfect game in the fifth with an infield single and Snyder added a single through the left side in the sixth.

Florida State got its first scoring opportunity of the game in the bottom of the seventh. With one out, designated player Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) drew a walk. Alicart followed with a single to left field to put pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas) on second. Unfortunately, as Rosen rounded third base on a grounder by catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) she fell down and was tagged out for the third out.

The Seminoles had bases loaded in the eighth as Kime hit a batter and walked two, but pinch hitter Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) grounded out to end the threat. In the 11th pinch hitter Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) was thrown out at the plate to get the Knights out of the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        5  0  0   0  0  2  8  2
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  0   0  1  3  2  1
  Carly Wynn            PH-CF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF-RF     3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Brittany Krbec          DH        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Monica Montez         PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        5  0  2   0  0  1  2  4
Brittany Osmon          1B        5  0  1   0  0  4 14  2
Robin Ahrberg           C         5  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Whitney Buckmon         CF-LF     5  0  1   0  0  2  3  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        4  0  1   0  0  2  1  7
Terese Gober            P                            1  2
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              40  0  6   0  3 18 36 20
Opp                              40  1  8   1  3  3 36 10

E - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (13), Michelle Snyder (11)
2B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Michelle Snyder (3)
SH - Opp-3, FSU-Veronica Wootson (3), Jessica Gilmore (5)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    7.1  5  0  0  1  2
Tiffany McDonald     L (8-10)   4.2  3  1  0  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                            12.0  8  1  0  3  3
Opp                  W         12.0  6  0  0  3 18


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
CENTRAL FLORIDA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
8
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
2

FLORIDA STATE 8, CENTRAL FLORIDA 3
03/28/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Forges Split Of Doubleheader With 8-3 Win Over UCF.

Buckmon, Alicart and Wynn all cross the plate two times.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - One thing the Florida State softball team has been able to do is bounce back from tough losses. The Seminoles won the back half of a doubleheader for the fourth time in a row as they beat Central Florida 8-3 on Wednesday (March 28).

Florida State improved its record to 24-15 with the victory, while UCF dropped to 25-15.

Getting her second victory in a row was starting pitcher Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 7-2 with the victory. The sophomore lefty threw five and a third innings, giving up three runs on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) threw an inning and two-thirds of shutout softball with two strikeouts. Taking the loss for UCF was Ashleigh Cole as her ledger dropped to 7-7.

Leading the Seminoles' offensive attached was left field Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) as she went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Topping the team with a trio of RBIs was first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) tied Buckmon for the team lead with two runs scored while Alicart added two RBIs.

For just the third time this season, the Seminoles picked up a victory when being out-hit by an opponent as UCF held an 8-5 advantage. Florida State also benefited from six Golden Knight errors.

After the Golden Knights got a run in the first, the Seminoles answered with a run in their half of the inning. Buckmon led off the frame with single then proceeded to steal second and third. As she swiped third the throw from the catcher skipped into left field, allowing Buckmon to score.

Four UCF errors led to a big third inning for Florida State. With one out, third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) was hit by a pitch and Buckmon followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Monica Montez's (Corona, Calif.) fly ball was dropped by the right fielder and Snyder came around to score when the throw to third base went down the left field line.

Alicart followed with a double to center field that scored Buckmon and Snyder and she came around to score when the relay throw home got away from the catcher. The double was the 26th of Alicart's career, tying her with Kimmy Carter for seventh in school history. Wynn, who reached on a dropped fly by the left fielder, stole third and scored on a ground out by Langston.

The Knights got a run back in the fourth, but the Seminoles responded with two more in the fifth. Wynn drew a two-out walk to put runners on first and second. A double to gap left field by Langston scored Alicart, who reached on a fielder's choice, and Wynn to make it 8-2.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  2  2   0  0  0  1  1
Monica Montez           RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  2  1   2  0  0  1  2
Carly Wynn              CF        2  2  0   0  1  0  2  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  1   3  0  1  5  0
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  6  2
Brittany Krbec          C         2  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Kayla Collins         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  5
Melissa May             P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  8  5   5  1  4 21 10
Opp                              29  3  8   3  3  5 18  8

E - Opp-6, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (14)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (8), Kelly Langston (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (4)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Whitney Buckmon 2 (14), Carly Wynn (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (7-2)    5.1  6  3  3  3  3
Tiffany McDonald                1.2  2  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  3  3  3  5
Opp                  L          6.0  5  8  6  1  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CENTRAL FLORIDA
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
3
8
6
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
5
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FLORIDA STATE 4, MARYLAND 2
03/31/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Montez's Walk-Off Home Run Gives FSU 4-2 Win Over Maryland In 14 Inning Marathon.

McDonald goes the distance in the longest game in ACC history, striking out 23 batters.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It took a walk-off home run by freshman Monica Montez ended the longest regular season game in Atlantic Coast Conference history. The rookie slammed a two-run dinger just below the scoreboard in centerfield to give the Florida State softball team a 4-2 victory over Maryland in 14 innings during the first game of Saturday's (March 31) doubleheader.

After both team scored a pair of runs in the third inning, the two squads combined to stranded 18 runners until the bottom of the 14th. First baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) led off the frame with a walk then Montez (Corona, Calif.) belted her second walk-off homer of the year to end the game.

The 14-inning affair ties the longest game in conference history as the Seminoles went 14 innings against Virginia Tech on May 12, 2005, during the ACC Tournament. The game took 3:58, leaving it just six minutes short of the record set during that same game.

Keeping the Seminoles in the game the whole time with one of the best outings of her career was pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she threw all 14 innings to get the victory and improve to 9-10. Her 14-inning outing ties former teammates Casey Hunter for the longest performance in conference history. McDonald set a career-high with 23 strikeouts as she gave up just the two runs on eight hits with four walks.

Florida State got its first victory to open an ACC series as it improved to 3-4 in the league, 25-15 overall. Maryland was handed its first conference loss as it dropped to 3-1, 19-11 overall.

Leading the way with a team-high three hits, including two doubles, was center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) as four players collected two or more hits. Montez went 2-for-3, drew a walk and was hit by a pitch, while Langston had two hits and scored two runs and third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) had two hits and an RBI.

Florida State had opportunities to score in the first two innings, but stranded five runners on base, including three in scoring position. Maryland took advantage of its scoring chances in the third as it pushed the first two runs across. The Seminoles came back to score a pair in its half of the third to tie the game at 2-2.

Free passes contributed to the first run as shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) drew a walk to start the inning, Montez was hit to load the bases and a walk to catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) brought in the first run for FSU. A single by Snyder sent Langston across with the tying run.

The Seminoles managed to put a runner on base in eight of the next ten innings with a runner getting to third in the fourth and 13th innings. Allowing the Seminoles to stay in the game was McDonald as after the fourth she only allowed three hits with 16 strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        6  0  0   0  1  0  5  3
Whitney Buckmon         LF-DH     6  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        6  0  3   0  1  0  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        6  1  0   0  1  1  3  1
Jessica Gilmore         DH-LF     4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Brittany Krbec        PH-DH     2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        6  2  2   0  1  0  7  2
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           RF        3  1  2   2  1  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         4  0  1   1  2  0 24  1
  LaShaun Davis         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        5  0  2   1  0  2  1  2
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              48  4 12   4  9  5 42 11
Opp                              47  2  8   1  4 23 39 15

E - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (5)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (3), Jessica Gilmore (3)
HR - FSU-Monica Montez (2)
HBP - Opp-4, FSU-Monica Montez (2)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Monica Montez (3), Michelle Snyder (3)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Veronica Wootson (23), Whitney Buckmon (15), Carly Wynn (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (9-10)  14.0  8  2  2  4 23
                               ===================
FSU                            14.0  8  2  2  4 23
Opp                  L         13.0 12  4  4  9  5


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FLORIDA STATE 6, MARYLAND 0
03/31/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bats Come Alive In Game Two As FSU Softball Beats Terps 6-0 To Sweep Doubleheader.

Freshman hurler Terese Gober throws her first collegiate shutout.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Using the momentum from a dramatic 4-2 win 14 innings over Maryland, the Florida State softball team put together its most complete conference game of the year to get a sweep of Saturday's (March 31) doubleheader. Freshman pitcher Terese Gober held the Terrapins at bay all day and the Seminoles added five insurance runs in their last two at-bats for the 6-0 victory.

The Seminoles got their first ACC doubleheader sweep of the season and won game two of a doubleheader for the fourth time in a row as they improved to 4-4 in the ACC, 26-15 overall. Maryland dropped to 3-2 in the ACC, 19-12.

"Both of our pitchers were outstanding today," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "To throw 14 innings was an amazing job by Tiffany (McDonald) and Terese was just as sharp. We only had to throw two pitchers today, but all three of theirs saw a lot of innings so that could be a big factor tomorrow. If we can get the offense going like it did in the second game and our pitchers continue to throw like they have been we can be a very good team."

Getting the victory for the Seminoles was rookie hurler Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 8-3. The right hander went the distance for the fifth time this year as she recorded the first shutout of her collegiate career. Gober gave up four hits with six strikeouts and four walks. She allowed only two runners to get into scoring position and none got past second. Taking the loss for the Terrapins was Abbey Welsh as she handed her first loss of the year to drop to 3-1.

Seventy-five percent of Florida State's hits came from three players as designated player Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.), center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) and catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) all had a pair. Montez crossed the plate twice and left field Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) topped the team with three RBIs.

After needing 11 innings to score its last runs in game one, the Seminoles only needed to two frames to get their first run in game two. Gilmore was walked to start the inning and a sacrifice by second baseman Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) moved her up. A single up the middle by Krbec brought Gilmore around with the first run.

The Seminoles tacked on three insurance runs in the fifth with help from the Terrapins. Montez reached first on catcher's interference for the second game in a row. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) was thrown out at the plate on Wynn's double but it put runners on second and third. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) drew her second walk of the day and Gilmore cleared the bases with a double.

Just for good measure Florida State added two more runs in the sixth two make it 6-0. Krbec picked up her second single to start the frame and pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) stole second. A triple by Montez to the right-field gap scored Moore and Montez crossed the plate with the sixth run on a Wynn's fourth double of the afternoon.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
LaShaun Davis           RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Monica Montez           DH        3  2  2   1  0  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        1  1  0   0  2  0  2  5
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  1  1   3  1  1  1  0
Veronica Wootson        2B        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  2
Kelly Langston          1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  9  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  2   1  0  0  6  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  6  8   6  6  3 21 11
Opp                              24  0  4   0  4  6 18 15

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (5), Jessica Gilmore (4)
3B - FSU-Monica Montez (1)
SH - FSU-Veronica Wootson (4)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (4)
CS - FSU-Carly Wynn (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (8-3)    7.0  4  0  0  4  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  0  0  4  6
Opp                  L          6.0  8  6  3  6  3


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FLORIDA STATE 8, MARYLAND 0
04/01/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Sweeps ACC Series From Maryland With 8-0 Win In Five Innings.

FSU gets first conference sweep since 2005.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After a less than stellar start to the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, the Florida State softball team appears to be back on track. The Seminoles pounded out nine hits and took advantage of six Maryland errors as they won Sunday's (April 1) game 8-0 in five innings to sweep in the conference series.

The win gave the Seminoles their first conference sweep since the end of the 2005 campaign when they took all three from Virginia. FSU improved to 5-4 in the ACC, 27-15 overall. The loss dropped Maryland to 3-3 in the league, 19-13 overall.

"I was glad to see that we built on yesterday's second game and continued to hit the ball well," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "Any time we can get runners on base it allows to put pressure on the other team and we were able to take advantage of their mistakes."

Staying undefeated in conference action was starting pitcher Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 8-2 overall, 3-0 in the ACC. The left-threw recorded her fourth shutout of the year in her ninth complete game while surrendering four hits with a career-high seven strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss for the Terrapins was Meredith Nelles as she fell to 10-5.

"Melissa threw another great game and really never gave them opening until the last inning," Graf added. "Our pitching staff has been throwing really well the last two weeks; we've just struggled at times to get them runs. Hopefully this is the start of a good trend because we've got some tough games coming up next week at Florida and at Georgia Tech."

All nine batters in the line-up reached base at least once, led by shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) who was tops on the team with a pair of hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Her first hit of the day was a double that moved her into a tie with Lisa Davidson for sixth in school history at 27 doubles.

Catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) added a pair of singles and two RBIs, while designated player Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) and first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) each had a walk and a single.

The Seminoles wasted no time getting runs on the board as they tacked on three in their first at-bat. Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) led off with a walk, stole second and moved up to third on a throwing error. She scored on a double by Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.), who crossed the plate herself on a double by Alicart. A single by Krbec scored Alicart, but Osmon was cut down at the plate to end the inning.

A pair of Maryland errors in the third led to Florida State's fourth run of the game. With Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) on first and one out, Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) laid a sacrifice bunt that pitcher Abbey Welch threw over the first baseman's head that allowed Wynn to move up to third. Langston's grounder was bobbled by UM shortstop Amber Jackson, permitting Wynn to score.

Florida State won its second eight-run rule game in conference action in as many weeks as it added four runs in the fifth to end the game early. Alicart started the inning with a single and came around to score on a double by Gilmore. The first of two Maryland errors in the inning scored Gilmore as the UM right fielder muffed a single by Osmon, who moved up to third on Langston's single. The fifth-straight hit off inning, a Krbec single, plated Osmon and put pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) on third. A pick-off play at third by Terps catcher Jennifer Wellborn went wide of the base and scored Moore with the winning run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        1  1  0   0  1  0  1  2
Monica Montez           RF        3  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  2  2   1  0  0  0  2
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          DH        2  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        2  0  1   0  1  0  5  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  2   2  0  0  8  0
  LaShaun Davis         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Melissa May             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              19  8  9   5  3  4 15  5
Opp                              20  0  4   0  1  7 12  4

E - Opp-6, FSU-Michelle Snyder (12)
2B - FSU-Monica Montez (1), Yuruby Alicart (9), Jessica Gilmore (5)
HBP - FSU-Michelle Snyder (5)
SH - FSU-Veronica Wootson (5), Carly Wynn (3), Jessica Gilmore (6)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Veronica Wootson (24), Amanda Moore (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (8-2)    5.0  4  0  0  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  4  0  0  1  7
Opp                  L          4.0  9  8  6  3  4


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FLORIDA 5, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/04/2007, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball's Four-Game Winning Streak Snapped In 5-1 Loss At No. 23 Florida.

Florida State loses for the first time in 2007 by more than three runs.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Through 42 games the Florida State softball team was the only school in the ACC to not lose a game by more than three runs. That changed on Wednesday (April 4) as the Seminoles lost 5-1 decision to No. 23 Florida during the first game of their doubleheader.

The loss dropped Florida State to 27-16 on the year and ended their four-game winning streak. The Gators improved to 29-16.

Taking the loss was Seminole starter Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she dropped to 9-11 on the year. The righty gave up five runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Getting the victory for Florida was Stacey Nelson, who improved to 17-9.

All four of Florida State's hits came from four different batters, but eight of the nine batters in the line-up reached base. Two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) drove in the lone run as she snapped an 0-for-22 slump with a single. First baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) was the only player to cross the plate.

After Florida broke through for a run in the bottom of the first inning, the Seminoles answered with one of their own in the top of the second. With two outs, Langston drew a walk, designated player LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) was hit by a pitch and third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) came through with a single to load the bases. Wootson delivered a sharp single to center field to score Langston with the tying run.

As quickly as Florida State tied the game, the Gators regained the advantage in the third. A double by Lauren Roussell scored Kim Waleszonia for the second time and Roussell came around to score herself to make it 3-1. A two run home run by designated player Brooke Johnson in the five gave UF a 5-1 advantage.

The Seminoles had a runner in scoring position in the fourth, but pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) was thrown out at third trying to advance on a Davis ground out.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   1  0  1  3  2
Monica Montez           RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   0  1  1  8  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        1  1  0   0  1  1  3  0
LaShaun Davis           DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  1
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  1  4   1  2  8 18  4
Opp                              25  5  7   5  0  7 21  8

2B - Opp-2
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-LaShaun Davis (4)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Langston (3)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (9-11)   6.0  7  5  5  0  7
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  5  5  0  7
Opp                  W          7.0  4  1  1  2  8


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FLORIDA 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/04/2007, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

One Run Games Not Going FSU Softball's Way As Seminoles Drop 4-3 Decision At No. 23 Florida.

Home runs by Osmon and Alicart not enough.

GAINESVILLE, FL - One-run games have been the Achille's Heal of the Florida State softball team this season and the close ones continue to haunt the Seminoles. The Seminoles loss their 12th one-run game, 11th in a row, as No. 23 Florida scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh innings to beat FSU 4-3 on Wednesday (April 4).

The home team ran its winning streak to six games in the series as Florida State dropped to 27-17. Florida improved to 30-16.

Taking the loss was Florida State starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she took her first loss in three weeks to fall to 8-3. The lefty gave up four runs, two earned, on seven hits with one strikeout and one walk. Florida's Stacey Nelson came on in relief in the fifth to pick up the victory as she improved to 18-9.

Leading the Seminoles with a pair of hits was first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) as she went 2-for-3 including her first home run of the year. Also belting a home run was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela), the 21st of her career.

Florida State struck for the first run of the evening as Osmon belted her home run over the right field wall to gives the Seminoles a 1-0 advantage. May got out of a bases loaded jam with no outs virtually unscathed as she gave up just one run in the third. Alicart picked her up in the top of the fourth as she cranked her ninth home run of the year.

Florida tied the game with one in the bottom of the fourth, but the Seminoles returned the favor with a run in the top of the fifth to get the lead back 3-2. Back-to-back walks to right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) and third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) put two runners on. A pair of fielder's choices moved Snyder to third and center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) brought her home with an RBI double.

UF got a leadoff single then one out later got a runner into scored position on a throwing error by Snyder. A stolen base moved Brooke Johnson to second and a sacrifice fly by Kim Waleszonia scored Johnson from second when the relay throw was dropped.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  2
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  2
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  1  2   1  0  1  8  0
Kelly Langston          DH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         1  0  0   0  2  0  2  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  1  1  2
Melissa May             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  3  5   3  5  5 20  9
Opp                              26  4  7   4  1  1 21 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (13)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (6)
HR - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (9), Brittany Osmon (1)
SH - FSU-Monica Montez (4)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-4
CS - FSU-Veronica Wootson (5), LaShaun Davis (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          L (8-3)    6.2  7  4  2  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.2  7  4  2  1  1
Opp                  W          7.0  5  3  3  5  5


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FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA TECH 0
04/07/2007, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Wooton Hits A Pair To Breaks FSU Career Home Record In 8-0 Series Opening Win Over #25 Georgia Tech.

Two-time All-America broke the record set by Brandi Stuart in 2003.

ATLANTA, GA - Ever since she burst onto the seen her freshman year, Veronica Wootson has been destined to break the Florida State career home run record. The journey was completed on Saturday (April 7) for the two-time All-American as she belted a pair of dingers in her first two at-bats to lead the Seminoles to an 8-0 victory over #25 Georgia Tech in the first game of their ACC series.

Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) came into the game tied for second with Tiffany Daniels at 24 home runs and she passed the mark set in 2003 by fellow two-time All-American Brandi Stuart. The two hits also moved her up to ninth on the ACC hit charts, number six in FSU history, as she tied former Seminole Myssi Calkins with 253 career hits.

"There have been so many great players in Florida State history so to be the all-time leader in home runs is truly an honor," Wootson said. "My job as the leadoff hitter is to jumpstart the offense and make something happen and she gave me some pitches I could drive."

It was the second time in Wootson's career that she hit two home runs in a game as she duplicated the feat from the first game last year at Jacksonville. Her two home runs upped her season total to eight, tying her single-season high from her rookie year.

"Veronica has been a very special player for us all four years of her career so it's great to see her break the record," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "One of the things that make her stand out is that she is one of those rare players that can beat you with power and speed. We're going to have a big hole to fill next year."

Florida State improved 6-4 in the ACC, 28-17 overall as FSU won in Atlanta for the first time since 2003. Georgia Tech dropped to 34-13, 4-6 in the league.

Getting the victory for the Seminoles was starting pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved to 10-11 overall, 2-2 in the ACC. In throwing her fourth complete game shutout of the year, the right-hander gave up just two hits with ten strikeouts and four walks. Taking the loss was former FAMU pitcher Tiffany Johnson, as he record fell to 14-6.

Nearly half of Florida State's nine hits came from Wootson and Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) each had a pair of hits. Wootson reached base all four times as she drew two walks to go along with a pair of runs scored and she drove in three. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) was next with a pair of RBIs on her triple while first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) crossed the plate twice.

Florida State got the offense going right away as Wootson drilled a leadoff home run in the top of the first put the Seminoles up 1-0. One out later, Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) picked up an infield single and stole second base. She moved up to third on a bunt single by shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) then came around to score when GT second baseman Jennifer Yee dropped the throw to first on Alicart's bunt.

Wootson's long ball prowess accounted for two more runs for the Seminoles in the second inning. Osmon started the frame with a walk then with two outs Wootson drilled the record-breaking home run over the center field fence to make it 4-0 in FSU's favor.

Three more runs came across in the third as Florida Stated mounted a 7-0 lead. With one out, catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) drew a leadoff walk and moved up second on a Gilmore single. Gilmore was eliminated on an Osmon grounder, but Davis cleared the bases with a triple on a high fly ball that was misjudged in the gusting winds by the Yellow Jacket center fielder. A single through the left side by third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) scored Davis.

Alicart led off with a walk in the seventh and stole second. A double into the right field gap by Gilmore scored Alicart with the eighth run of the day.

Georgia Tech had its best scoring opportunity of the game in the fifth inning as it drew a pair of walks and got a base hit to load the bases. McDonald got out of the jam by striking out Jennifer Yee and Whitney Haller then got Savannah to foul out.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        2  2  2   3  2  0  3  0
Monica Montez           DH        4  0  1   0  0  3  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  0  3  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   0  1  1  2  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  1  0   0  1  1 10  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        4  0  2   1  0  1  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  2  0   0  1  0  2  2
LaShaun Davis           RF        4  1  1   2  0  3  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  1
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  8  9   7  5 12 21  4
Opp                              24  0  3   0  4 10 21  6

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jessica Gilmore (6)
3B - FSU-LaShaun Davis (2)
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson 2 (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (12)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Veronica Wootson (25), Carly Wynn (5), Yuruby Alicart (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (10-11)  7.0  3  0  0  4 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  4 10
Opp                  L          7.0  9  8  7  5 12


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FLORIDA STATE
2
2
3
0
0
0
1
8
9
0
GEORGIA TECH
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1

GEORGIA TECH 9, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/07/2007, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball SplitsDoubleheader By Dropping Game Two 9-1 At No. 25 Georgia Tech.

Montez's home run accounts for only Seminole run of game two.

ATLANTA, GA - After breaking out the bats in the first game of its doubleheader with Georgia Tech, the Florida State softball team found itself on the opposite end of an offensive outburst. The Seminoles allowed seven runs in the first three innings as the No. 25 Yellow Jackets got a split of Saturday's (April 7) doubleheader by beating Florida State 9-1 in six innings.

The loss dropped the Seminoles to 28-18 on the year, 6-5 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets improved to 35-13, 5-6 in the conference.

Taking the loss was Florida State starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as her record dropped to 8-4. The lefty threw two and thirds innings, giving up five runs, three earned, on six hits with three walks. Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) gave up four runs, two earned, in two and two-third innings of work. Getting the victory was Georgia Tech's Whitney Humphrey's, who improved to 15-5.

Florida State's lone run of the game came off the bat of rookie Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.). The outfielder blasted a solo shot to right field in the fourth inning for her third round tripper of the year. The Seminoles only other hit of the game came from Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) as she poked a single through the left side of the inning in the second inning.

The long ball accounted for five of Georgia Tech's runs as Savannah Brown belted a two-run and three-run homer before adding a solo home run in the fifth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Monica Montez           DH        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  7  2
Brittany Krbec          C         2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  2
Melissa May             P                            0  1
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  1  2   1  0  5 16  8
Opp                              28  9 10   9  1  2 18  7

E - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (15), Brittany Osmon (6), LaShaun Davis (3)
2B - Opp-2
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Monica Montez (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          L (8-4)    2.2  6  5  3  1  0
Tiffany McDonald                2.2  4  4  2  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             5.1 10  9  5  1  2
Opp                  W          6.0  2  1  1  0  5


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
2
3
GEORGIA TECH
3
0
4
0
1
1
9
10
0

GEORGIA TECH 7, FLORIDA STATE 6
04/08/2007, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Can't Quite Complete The Comeback, Dropping 7-6 Decision At No. 25 Georgia Tech.

FSU scores six runs in last three at-bats.

ATLANTA, GA - Despite its best efforts to make a spectacular comeback, the hole was just too deep for the Florida State softball team. The Seminoles spotted No. 25 Georgia Tech a 7-1 lead and nearly completed the comeback by scoring six runs in their final three at-bats but it wasn't quite enough as they dropped a 7-6 decision to the Yellow Jackets in Sunday's (April 8) series finale.

The loss evened Florida State's conference record to 6-6 and 28-19 overall. Georgia Tech moved into a tie with the Seminoles in the conference at 6-6 and 36-13 overall.

Suffering the loss in her home state was Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as her record dropped to 8-4. The right-hander gave up seven runs, five earned, on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Getting her second win over FSU on the weekend was the Yellow Jackets' Whitney Humphreys, who improved to 16-5.

Leading Florida State's offense was Georgia native Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) as she picked up two hits. The rookie outfielder scored a run and drove one in as well. The freshman class accounted for four of Seminoles eight hits as rookie Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) contributed a pair of singles. Leading the team with a trio of RBIs was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) off a three-run home run. It was the 22nd of her career. Adding RBI was third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) and right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.)

Georgia Tech strung together three straight hits to start the bottom of the first, capped off by a triple from Whitney Haller to score the first two runs. A pair of errors contributed to the Yellow Jackets' next two runs as they mounted a 4-0 lead after two innings.

Florida State got a run in the fifth as Wynn drew a walk to start the frame and moved up on a groundout. With two outs Snyder delivered a single to right field to score Wynn. Unfortunately, the Yellow Jackets upped their margin to six when Kristina Hull hit a two-run home run in the bottom half of the inning to increase the lead to 7-1.

The Seminoles cut the margin to four in the next inning with a pair of runs to make it 7-3. After Montez led off with a single, Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) reached on an error. A grounder by Alicart eliminated Montez, but catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) drew a walk to load the bases. Wynn delivered a single to score the birthday girl Gilmore and with two outs Davis produced a single through the right side to score Alicart in perhaps Davis' last at-bat in her home state.

FSU pushed three runs across in the seventh as Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) led off with a double and moved up to third on a single by Montez. Alicart cleared the bases with her 10th home run of the year, a three-run shot to left field that made it 7-6. Unfortunately, Humphreys, who came back into the game to relieve Sarah Wood, induced a pair of pop ups to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  2
Monica Montez           DH        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        4  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  2  1   3  0  1  0  2
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   0  2  0  3  1
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        2  0  0   0  1  2  9  0
  Brittany Krbec        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  4
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6  8   6  4  3 18 10
Opp                              29  7  9   6  1  4 21  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart 2 (17), Michelle Snyder (14)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Veronica Wootson (10)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (10)
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (8-4)    6.0  9  7  5  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  9  7  5  1  4
Opp                  W          7.0  8  6  4  1  1


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
2
3
6
8
3
GEORGIA TECH
2
2
0
1
2
0
x
7
9
1

FLORIDA STATE 9, FLORIDA A&M 1
04/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Takes The 100th Meeting With Florida A&M 9-1 In Five Innings.

Seminoles extend their margin to 93-7 over the Rattlers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - While the rainy weather prevented any post game celebration, the Florida State softball team provided all the fireworks at the plate during the 100th meeting between Florida State and Florida A&M. The Seminoles pounded out six hits and took advantage of four Rattler errors as they prevailed 9-1 in five innings on Wednesday (April 11).

The 100 meetings between the two schools is just the tenth series to reach 100 games. Florida State is 93-7 against the Rattlers, tying the mark for the most wins over any one school. Cal State Fullerton also holds a 93-7 advantage over UC Santa Barbara.

"While the numbers are lopsided, over the last couple of years this has been a very competitive rivalry," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "It's been a fun rivalry. We know that every time out FAMU is going to give us their best and we have to ready to play."

The Seminoles improved to 29-19 on the year as it swept all four games of the season series with the Rattlers. Florida A&M dropped to 11-34. Coming on in the fourth inning to get the victory for the Seminoles was right-hander Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) The junior threw a pair of perfect innings with four strikeouts to improve to 11-11. Right-hander Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) got the start gave up one unearned run in three innings with six strikeouts and four walks. Taking the loss was for the Rattlers was Ashley Jones as she dropped to 5-13.

Collecting a third of Florida State's hits was two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) field for the team lead with two RBIs.

Every player in the FSU starting line-up reached base and eight of the nine batters scored a run. Even though she was 1-for-1 in the box score, Osmon reached base during all three at bats as she drew a pair of walks.

"We needed to get the offense going a little bit after the weekend," Graf added. "Veronica is starting to come around and she's very important to our offensive success. When she gets on base it opens up the offense and we can do a lot of different things to put pressure on the other team."

Florida State got its first two runs without the aide of an RBI. In the bottom of the first inning, left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) picked up a two-out single, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. She scored when Alicart got hung up in run down just long enough for Gilmore to cross the plate. Then in the second inning, catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) drew a lead off walk, moved up to third on two wild pitches before pulling off the double steal with right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) to make it 2-0 in FSU's favor.

Still in the second, Wootson dropped down a bunt single and designated player Monica Montez (Corona, Calf.) loaded the bases when she reached first when her third strike was dropped by the catcher. One out later, Alicart drove in Davis and Wootson with a single to center field. Osmon followed with a single to right field to clear the bases as Montez and Alicart came around to score to make it a 6-0 contest.

After the Rattles scored their lone run in the third, two more Florida A&M miscues in the bottom of the inning led to a pair of runs for the Seminoles. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatachee, Wash.) started the inning with a walk then Wootson's second hit of the game put runners on first and second. A failed pick off attempt at second base sent Snyder towards third base and when the throw to third sailed into the Florida State dugout, both runners scored.

The Seminoles picked up their ninth run in the bottom of the fourth and then after FAMU did not score in the top of the fifth the game was ended by the eight-run run. Osmon started the fourth with her second walk and moved up to second on a failed pick off attempt. A sacrifice moved her up a base and she scored the deciding run on a ground out by Ahrberg.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           DH        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  1   2  1  1  1  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        1  1  1   2  2  0  2  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  1  0   1  1  0 10  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              19  9  6   5  7  4 15  2
Opp                              16  1  1   0  4 10 12  5

E - Opp-4
SH - FSU-Carly Wynn (4)
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Veronica Wootson (26), Jessica Gilmore 2 (3), Robin Ahrberg (1), LaShaun Davis (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    3.0  1  1  0  4  6
Tiffany McDonald     W (11-11)  2.0  0  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  1  0  4 10
Opp                  L          4.0  6  9  6  7  4


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0
1
0
0
1
1
4
FLORIDA STATE
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6
0

FLORIDA STATE 9, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
04/14/2007, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McDonald Shuts Out BC As FSU Softall Takes Series Opener 9-0 Over Boston College.

Wootson, Davis and Snyder all score two runs.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - After few innings to adjust to the frigid temperatures, the Florida State bats warmed up in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Boston College. The Seminoles scored in the third, fourth and fifth innings then put the game away with five in the ninth as they prevailed 9-0 on Saturday (April 14).

The victory improved Florida State's record to 7-6 in the ACC and 30-19 overall. The Eagles dropped to 2-8 in the ACC, 8-17 overall.

Picking up the victory was Florida State starter Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved to 12-11 overall and 3-2 in the ACC. The right-hander threw her 15th complete game and sixth shutout on three hits with four strikeouts and six walks. Taking the loss for BC was Taylor Peyton, who dropped to 2-7.

Florida State got a total team effort offensively as nine different players picked up a hit including eight of the nine starters. Leading the way was designated player Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) as she went 2-for-3. Two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) went 1-for-3 with two RBIs off a two-run home run and scored a pair. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) and third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) also crossed the plate twice.

The Seminoles could not get a runner on base off Peyton until the third inning when Davis drew a one-out walk. One batter later, Wootson drilled a two-run home run to left center field to break up the no hitter and put Florida State up 2-0. The homer was her ninth of the season - setting a new single season-high - and the 27th of her career.

A Boston College error contributed to FSU's third run of the game. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezulea) drew a lead off walk and moved up to second when the catcher's throw on a pick off attempt at first went wild. A sacrifice moved her to third and Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) drilled a single down the right field to score Alicart and make it 3-0.

Another miscue by the BC catcher pushed the fourth run across. Snyder started the inning with a double and moved up on a Wootson ground out. A passed ball allowed her to come across and up FSU's lead to 4-0.

A pair of errors on the same play by the Eagles' second baseman allowed two more runs to score in the seventh as the Seminoles broke the game open with five runs in the frame by batting around. Davis led off the inning with a single and stole second. Snyder laid down a sacrifice bunt but the throw to first was dropped by Renee Ramos. As Snyder went down to second, Ramos' throw sailed into right field, allowing Davis and Snyder to score.

Wootson followed with a walk and moved up to third on a single by pinch hitter Camille Garcia (Sandia Pueblo, N.M.) A single by center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) loaded the bases before Wootson scored on a wild pitch. Ahrberg came through with an RBI single to score Garcia and a double by left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) scored Wynn with the ninth run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  2  1   2  1  0  5  1
Monica Montez           DH        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  0   0  1  1  1  4
  Kayla Collins         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  1   1  0  0  4  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        4  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        4  0  1   1  0  3  6  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  2  1   0  0  0  0  1
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  9 10   5  3  5 21 10
Opp                              23  0  3   0  6  4 21 10

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (7), Michelle Snyder (6)
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson (9)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (13), Michelle Snyder (4)
SB - FSU-LaShaun Davis (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (12-11)  7.0  3  0  0  6  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  6  4
Opp                  L          7.0 10  9  8  3  5


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
2
1
1
0
5
9
10
0
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3

FLORIDA STATE 6, BOSTON COLLEGE 3
04/14/2007, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Scores Six Unanswered Runs To Beat Boston College 6-3 and Sweep Doubleheader.

Alicart home run is the difference maker for the Seminoles.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - With the mercury about 30 degrees below what it's used to in Tallahassee, it took the Florida State softball team a few innings to adjust to blustery northeast weather. The Seminoles were able to dig themselves out of a 3-0 hole by scoring six unanswered runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to beat Boston College 6-3 and sweep Saturday's (April 14) doubleheader.

Florida State swept its second ACC doubleheader of the year to improve to 8-6 in the league and 31-19 overall. Boston College dropped to 2-9 in the conference, 8-18 overall.

"I was glad to see that we pick up our offense as the game went out and we didn't try to press after we didn't score the first few innings," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "We were patient at the plate today and really made some nice adjustments the second and third time through the line-up. Both pitchers threw very well today and we played good defense behind them given the adverse conditions."

Picking up the victory in the circle for the Seminoles was sophomore Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 9-4, 4-1 in the conference. The lefty gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss was the Eagles' Britney Thompson who dropped to 4-9.

For the second game in a row the Seminoles got a balanced hitting attack with the eight hits coming from seven different batters. Topping the team was first baseman Kelly Langston (Sopchoppy, Fla.) as she went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Leading the way with two RBIs off a two-run homer in the fifth was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela). The dinger was her 11th of the year, which is one off her single-season record set last season.

After spotting the Eagles three runs in their first two at-bats, Florida State got its first two runs of the game on a clutch two-out hit. Left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) drew a two-out walk and moved up to second on a single by Langston that ricocheted off the pitcher. Catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) delivered two-out double to the gap in right field that BC's Amanda Booth couldn't make a diving catch on to score Gilmore and Langston and close the gap to 3-2.

Another two-out rally gave the Seminoles the lead in the fifth inning. Third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) picked up a lead off single, but was almost stranded on second until center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) delivered a single just over the first baseman's head to plate Snyder with the tying run. Alicart followed with a laser shot over the right field fence to give Florida State a 5-3 lead.

Florida State added an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning to extend its lead to 6-3. Langston picked up her second hit of the day with a bloop single over third base. Pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) advanced to third on a single up the middle by LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) and she crossed the plate when Boston College elected to tag out Davis on the double steal attempt.

Once she got settled May threw a quality game. After BC's third run came across in the second, she proceeded to retire 12 batters in a row until a single in the sixth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  4  3
Monica Montez           DH        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  1  1   2  0  1  0  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  1  2   0  0  0  9  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         2  0  1   2  0  0  3  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
Melissa May             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  6  8   5  3  2 21  6
Opp                              26  3  5   2  1  3 21  8

E - FSU-Veronica Wootson (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Krbec (7)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (11)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Brittany Krbec (10)
CS - FSU-LaShaun Davis (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (9-4)    7.0  5  3  2  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  3  2  1  3
Opp                  L          7.0  8  6  6  3  2


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
2
3
1
0
6
8
1
BOSTON COLLEGE
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
3
5
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, JACKSONVILLE 0
04/17/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles' Terese Gober Tosses First Collegiate No Hitter To Beat Jacksonville 8-0.

Freshman is the third FSU pitcher to throw a no-hitter this year.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For five and third innings, Florida State pitcher Terese Gober flirted with a perfect game only to break it up herself with a pair of free passes. However, she held on for the no hitter and her teammates supplied plenty of offense as the Seminoles picked up an 8-0 victory over Jacksonville in the first game of Tuesday's (April 17), doubleheader.

With the win, Florida State improved to 32-19 overall and ran its winning streak to four games. Jacksonville dropped to 15-36.

Gober (McDonough, Ga.) is the third Seminole to throw a no-hitter this year after Tiffany McDonald and Melissa May each tossed one in the first two weeks of the season. The victory upped the rookie's record to 9-4. Gober tied a career-high by striking out ten batters while issuing just one walk. The perfect game was broken up in the sixth when Gober hit Amber Moseley. Taking the loss for JU was Shannon Jenson, who dropped to 4-16.

"I was really hitting my spots and getting some good movement on the ball," Gober said. "I really wasn't thinking about it until after the fifth inning and after I lost the perfect game I just wanted to try to preserve the no hitter. It helped that my teammates played good defense and scored eight runs."

Topping the team with a career-best three hits was designated player Kayla Collins (Niceville, Fla.) as she went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Also turning in a multi-hit game was two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 2-for-3, including a triple with two runs scored. The triple moved Wootson into a tie with Tiffany Daniels for second in school history at 21 triples and she broke the tie with North Carolina's Crystal Henderson for seventh in ACC lore.

The Seminoles pounded out ten hits for the second time in three games with seven different players picking up a hit and eight of the nine starters getting on base. Outfielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) tied a career-high with three RBIs and outfielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) equaled a season-best by crossing the plate twice.

Florida State wasted no time in getting on the board as it pushed the first run across in the opening frame. Wootson led off with a triple - her first since one in the first meeting against the Dolphins on Feb. 16 - and scored on a single up the middle by Montez.

After stranding runners in the second and third, the Seminoles struck for four runs in the fourth. Gilmore led off with a walk and moved to third when catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) was hit with the throw down to first from the catcher off her sacrifice bunt. First baseman Kelly Langston (Fontana, Calif.) followed with a single to score Gilmore.

Collins delivered her second hit off the pitcher's glove to score pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) and Langston came around to score when the throw to first on Collins' hit sailed wide. Capping the scoring was a ground out by Montez that scored pinch runner Courtney Rosen (Sugarland, Texas).

The Seminoles tacked on two more runs in the fifth for good measure. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) and Gilmore hit back-to-back single and a ground out put them in scoring position. Collins completed her best day at the plate as a Seminole with a single up the middle to score both runners and make it 7-0 in FSU's favor.

Wootson helped put an end to the game by starting the seventh by reaching third when the Dolphins' right fielder dropped a fly ball. She gave the Seminoles their eighth run when she beat the throw home on a grounder by Montez.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  2  2   0  1  0  0  2
Monica Montez           RF-CF     4  0  1   3  0  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  LaShaun Davis         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   0  0  0 10  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  1  1   1  0  1  6  0
Kayla Collins           DH        3  0  3   3  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  1
Terese Gober            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  8 10   7  2  5 18  5
Opp                              18  0  0   0  1 10 15  7

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Michelle Snyder (7)
3B - FSU-Veronica Wootson (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (14)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (27), Amanda Moore (3), Kelly Langston (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (9-4)    6.0  0  0  0  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  0  0  0  1 10
Opp                  L          5.0 10  8  5  2  5


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JACKSONVILLE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
4
2
1
8
10
0

FLORIDA STATE 3, JACKSONVILLE 0
04/17/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Completes Doubleheader Sweep Of Jacksonville With 3-0 Victory In The Nightcap.

Osmon and Gilmore hit back-to-back home runs.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Showing that it can win in a variety of ways, after the Florida State softball team tacked on eight runs in the opener against Jacksonville, the Seminoles proved they could win the close ones. FSU got back-to-back home runs late to secure the 3-0 victory over the Dolphins and sweep Tuesday's (April 17) doubleheader.

The Seminoles ran their winning streak to five games as they improved to 32-19. It was also FSU's first sweep of the Dolphins since 2003 when JU first started its program. Jacksonville dropped to 15-37.

"More than anything we appear to be gaining back to the confidence we had at the beginning of the year," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "We have a chance to end the regular season on a high note and carry that momentum into the ACC Tournament."

Getting the win was FSU starting pitcher Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 10-4. The sophomore lefty threw her fifth shutout of the year on four hits with five strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss was JU's Ashley Iveson, who fell to 5-11.

Producing a third of Florida State's dozen hits was first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Fla.) as she went 2-for-3 including her second home run of the year. Also clearing the fences was left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) who also hit her second dinger of the season. Two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) scored the other run after upping her hitting streak to seven games.

Wootson opened the scoring when she led off the third inning with a bunt single. A stolen base moved her up to second and Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) moved her to third on a sacrifice bunt. A perfectly executed squeeze bunt Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) allowed Wootson to slide under the tag for the first run.

Florida State tacked on a pair of insurance runs from the long ball in the bottom of the sixth. Gilmore and Osmon hit back-to-back home runs to give the Seminoles a 3-0 a lead. It was FSU's first back-to-back home runs since Michelle Snyder and Wootson went back-to-back in the ninth inning to beat Nebraska.

The Dolphins best chance to score came in the sixth when they strung together a pair of one-out singles but May struck out the next batter and got a pop out to get out of the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  3  2
Monica Montez           DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   1  1  0  2  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  2
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  1  2   1  1  0  6  1
Brittany Krbec          C         2  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Melissa May             P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  3  6   3  3  2 21  7
Opp                              25  0  4   0  1  5 18  7

3B - FSU-Brittany Osmon (3)
HR - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (2), Brittany Osmon (2)
SH - FSU-Monica Montez (5), Brittany Krbec (11)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (28)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (10-4)   7.0  4  0  0  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  0  0  1  5
Opp                  L          6.0  6  3  3  3  2


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JACKSONVILLE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
0
2
x
3
6
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, VIRGINIA 2
04/21/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Ties Longest Winning Streak Of The Year With 8-2 Triumph Over Virginia.

Alicart, Wootson, Ahrberg and Gilmore all collect a pair of hits.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A pair of three run innings in its first three at bats was more than enough offense for the Florida State softball team as it equaled its longest winnings streak of the year. The Seminoles won their sixth game in a row by defeating Virginia, 8-2, on Saturday (April 21) in the opening game of their doubleheader.

The victory ran Florida State improved to 34-19 overall, 9-6 in the ACC. The Cavaliers dropped to 15-32 overall, 1-15 in the ACC.

Winning her fourth conference start in a row was FSU junior Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she ran her record to 13-11 overall and 4-2 in the league. The right-hander threw her 17th complete game of the year, giving up two runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss for Cavaliers was Whitney Holstun, who dropped to 4-4.

Seven of the nine starters in FSU's line-up picked up at least one hit with four batters collected a pair of hits. Putting together best afternoon was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) as she went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and tied her career-high with three runs scored. Two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) collected two hits and scored twice. Her triple in the sixth inning gave her solo possession of second place in FSU history with 22 career triples.

Catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) also collected two hits and drove in a run. Center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) drove in a run and scored another.

An error to open Florida State's half of the first inning was all the window the Seminoles needed to put three runs up in their first at-bat. Wootson led off by getting on base via error and proceeded to steal second. After Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) was hit by a pitch, a sacrifice put two runners in scoring position. A perfectly executed squeeze bunt by Alicart scored Wootson and groundout by Ahrberg brought the next run across. Gilmore laced a single to left field to bring Alicart across with the third run.

The Seminole strung together four-straight hits to start the third inning as they tacked on three more runs. Montez opened the inning with a triple into the right field gap. Wynn roped a single to left field to plate pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.) and Alicart followed with a double to left field that scored Wynn from first. After singling up the middle, Ahrberg made a wide turn around first and kept going and the throw down to second allowed Alicart to scamper home and make it 6-0 in FSU's favor.

After threatening in the fourth inning by loading the bases, the Cavaliers pushed across two runs in the fifth as they strung together four hits off McDonald. The Seminoles got both of those runs back in sixth as Wootson started the inning with a triple then scored on a ground out by Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.). A double by Ahrberg plated Alicart to complete the scoring.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  2  2   0  0  0  5  1
Monica Montez           DH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Whitney Buckmon       DH        1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  3  3   2  1  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         4  0  2   2  0  0  6  2
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        4  0  2   1  0  0  1  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  7  3
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  8 12   7  1  5 21  9
Opp                              25  2  6   2  1  7 18  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (10), Robin Ahrberg (4), Michelle Snyder (8)
3B - FSU-Veronica Wootson (4), Monica Montez (2)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Monica Montez (3)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Whitney Buckmon (5), Carly Wynn (5)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (29)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (13-11)  7.0  6  2  2  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  2  2  1  7
Opp                  L          6.0 12  8  5  1  5


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VIRGINIA
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
3
0
0
2
x
8
12
0

FLORIDA STATE 4, VIRGINIA 2
04/21/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McDonald Ties Career Saves Record As FSU Softball Holds On To Beat Virginia 4-2.

Seminoles run winning streak to seven games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Over the last two seasons, Florida State pitcher Tiffany McDonald has been there whenever her team has needed her. With the Seminoles in the hunt for the regular season ACC title they needed her to secure the win over Virginia in the second game of Saturday's (April 21) doubleheader. She responded by throwing to two scoreless innings to tie the Florida State career record for saves and helped the Seminoles beat the Cavaliers 4-2.

The save was the seventh of McDonald's career as she tied Casey Hunter for the career mark. She needs just four more to break into the NCAA record book.

The victory made Florida State one of two schools to win ten ACC games each of the last three seasons, joined by Georgia Tech, as it improved to 10-6 and 35-19 overall. FSU also ran its winning streak to seven games, its longest streak since 2004. The loss dropped Virginia to 1-6 in the ACC, 15-33 overall.

Getting the victory was FSU starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 11-4 overall and won her team-best fifth ACC game. The left hander worked five innings, giving up two runs on five hits with three strikeouts, two walks and two hit batters. Taking the loss was UVA's Whitney Holstun, who dropped to 5-4.

Three-quarters of Florida State's hits came from a trio of players as two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.), right fielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) and designated player Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) all had two hits each. Wootson scored twice and Montez drove in a pair.

The Seminoles' speed provided the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. Wootson led off with a bunt single and stole second. Montez followed with a single up the middle to score Wootson.

Back-to-back doubles by Wootson and Montez helped stretch FSU's lead to 4-0 in the second inning. A pair of errors by the UVA second baseman on the same play put first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) on second base. A ground out moved her to third then Buckmon was hit to put runners on the corners. The two pulled off a double steal to score the first run. Wootson drilled a double off the center field fence to score Buckmon and Montez hit one in nearly the same spot to score Wootson and make it 4-0.

Virginia cut the lead in half thanks to three free passes from May. She started the inning with a walk and then got a ground out. A single up the middle put runners on first and second then May preceded to hit two batters in a row to push the first run across. Another ground out scored the second run and cut Florida State's lead to 4-2.

The Cavaliers had a chance to tie the game in the sixth as May put the first two batters on before she was pulled in favor of McDonald. The right hander struck out the next three batters to get out of the jam and induced a double play in the seventh to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  2  2   1  0  1  4  3
Monica Montez           RF-DH     3  0  2   2  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  4
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        1  1  0   0  1  0  5  0
Brittany Krbec          C         2  0  0   0  0  0  6  1
  Robin Ahrberg         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        2  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
  LaShaun Davis         PR-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
Melissa May             P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  8   3  1  3 21 10
Opp                              24  2  6   2  2  6 18  7

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (11), Monica Montez (2), Carly Wynn (7)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Brittany Osmon (2), Whitney Buckmon (3)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (5)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (30), Brittany Osmon (1), Whitney Buckmon (16)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (11-4)   5.0  5  2  2  2  3
Tiffany McDonald     Sv(2)      2.0  1  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  2  2  2  6
Opp                  L          6.0  8  4  1  1  3


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VIRGINIA
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2
0
0
0
0
2
6
2
FLORIDA STATE
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3
0
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0
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x
4
8
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, VIRGINIA 0
04/22/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Sweeps Series With Virginia By Taking Finale 8-0 In Five Innings.

Gober throws one-hitter to help FSU extend it's winning streak to eight games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Knowing it needed to win Sunday's (April 22) series finale with Virginia to stay in the hunt for one of the top seeds in the ACC Tournament, the Florida State softball team wasted no time in securing the win over the Cavaliers. The Seminoles scored in four of their five at-bats to beat Virginia 8-0 in five innings and sweep the three-game set.

Florida State ran its season-high winning streak to eight games as it improved to 36-19, 11-6 in the ACC. The Cavaliers dropped to 15-34 overall, 1-17 in the conference.

Posting her tenth win of the season was Florida State starter Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 10-4. The right-hander threw her third shutout of the year, giving up just one hit with four strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss was UVA's Coty Tolar who dropped to 5-11.

Florida State pounded out 11 hits with three players amassing two each and all four seniors got at least one hit on Senior Day. Senior catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs while designated player Monica Montez went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

The Seminoles wasted no time in getting on the board as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead after their first at bat. A single to center field by Montez put runners on the corners, but FSU could not pull off the squeeze bunt as Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calf.) was thrown out at the plate on Carly Wynn's (Sharpsburg, Ga.) bunt.

Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) cleared the bases with a two-run double off the top of the centerfield fence to score Montez and Wynn. Alicart, who took third when the relay throw on her double missed the cutoff, scored on a wild pitch to give FSU a 3-0 lead.

A two-out error by the Cavaliers led to the Seminoles' fourth run in the second inning. Third baseman Michelle Snyder's (Wenatchee, Wash.) grounder was booted by the UVA shortstop and Wootson followed with a single up the middle - extending her hitting streak to nine games - to push Snyder to third. Montez's second single in as many innings scored Snyder to extend FSU's lead to four.

Another Virginia miscue contributed to a pair runs by Florida State in the second inning. With one out, left fielder Jessica Gilmore's (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) grounder was bobbled and Osmon followed with a double to put runners on second and third. Krbec's single tipped off the glove of the UVA shortstop as it rolled into left field, allowing Gilmore and Osmon to score and up the margin to 6-0 in the Seminoles' favor.

The Seminoles ended the game early by stringing together four-straight one-out hits to provided the two runs they needed to win by the eight-run rule. Osmon roped a double to the game in right field and scored on a single by Krbec. A single by senior right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) moved Krbec into scoring position and she scored the final run on a double by Sndyer.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  2
Monica Montez           DH        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  2  2   0  0  0  5  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  1  2   3  0  1  4  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  3
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  8 11   7  0  1 15  6
Opp                              16  0  1   0  1  4 13  6

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (11), Brittany Osmon 2 (4), Michelle Snyder (9)
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (31)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (10-4)   5.0  1  0  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  1  4
Opp                  L          4.1 11  8  5  0  1


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
VIRGINIA
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0
0
0
0
0
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FLORIDA STATE
3
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2
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2
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11
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NORTH CAROLINA 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/28/2007, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Errors Stop FSU's Eight-Game Winning Streak As Seminoles Lose 4-3 At North Carolina.

Wootson and Ahrberg lead the way with three hits each.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - During its eight game winning streak, the Florida State softball team had been playing nearly flawless defense. Unfortunately, the gloves let the Seminoles down in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener against North Carolina. A pair of errors led to four unearned runs as FSU had its eight-streak halted by the Tar Heels, 4-3, in the first game of Saturday's (April 28) doubleheader.

The loss dropped Florida State to 36-20, 11-7 in the ACC. North Carolina improved to 43-15 overall and 11-7 in the conference.

Suffering her first ACC loss in over a month was FSU starting pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she dropped to 13-12 overall, 4-3 in the league. The right-hander threw her 17th complete game of the year, giving up four runs, all unearned run, on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Coming on in the sixth to get the victory was Danielle Spaulding as she improved to 6-1.

Florida State out-hit North Carolina 10-6 with eight of those hits coming from three players. Topping the team was two-time All-American second baseman Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) and catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) with a trio of hits. Wootson scored a run in drove in another with a home run in the third while Ahrberg added an RBI double. Next on the squad was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) as she went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

After an unearned run gave North Carolina a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second, Florida State evened the game in its half of the third. Wootson crushed her 28th career home run to tie the game at 1-1.

An inning later the Seminoles collected their first lead of the day on back-to-back extra base hits. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) lofted a double off the right field fence then Ahrberg hit a laser that ricocheted off the UNC first baseman andt allowed Osmon to come around from second.

Unfortunately Florida State's defense did not allow it to hold onto the lead in the bottom of the sixth. With two on, Alicart made her second error of the game that loaded the bases. FSU turned a double play on a line drive that would have ended the inning, instead the next batter Anna Roberts looped a single into right field that scored the tying run and a single to centerfield by Joslin Higgins scored the game winning runs.

The Seminoles got within a run in the top of the seventh as Alicart belted her 12th home run of the year - tying her single season record for a year ago - to make it 4-3. FSU got the tying run on base only to strand its ninth runner of the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  3   1  0  0  3  2
Monica Montez           RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  1
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  1  2   1  0  2  2  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  1  1   0  1  2  8  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  3   1  0  0  2  1
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  3 10   3  4  4 18 10
Opp                              23  4  6   4  0  3 21 13

E - FSU-Yuruby Alicart 2 (19)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Osmon (5), Robin Ahrberg (5)
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson (10), Yuruby Alicart (12)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Monica Montez 2 (7)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3
CS - FSU-Veronica Wootson (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (13-12)  6.0  6  4  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  6  4  0  0  3
Opp                  W          7.0 10  3  3  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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10
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NORTH CAROLINA
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FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 2
04/28/2007, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Pair Of Home Runs In The Seventh Gives FSU Softball 3-2 Win Over North Carolina.

Alicart resets single-season home record with game-tying homer.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - After being shutout for six innings, the Florida State softball team got all the offense it needed in its last at-bat off a pair of home runs. Yuruby Alicart hit a two run home run to tie the game and Brittany Osmon came through with the game winner one at-bat later as the Seminoles forged a split of their ACC doubleheader with North Carolina by taking Saturday's (April 28) second game 3-2.

The victory improved Florida State's record to 37-20 overall, 12-7 in the ACC. The dozen ACC wins is the most in school history. North Carolina dropped to 43-16, 11-8 in the league. The winner of tomorrow's game will be the fourth seed in the ACC Tournament, the loser will be fifth.

Holding on for the victory was rookie pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 11-4 overall, 3-3 in the ACC. The right-hander threw six innings, giving up two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and five walks. Coming on in the seventh to get her first career save was Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she pitched a scoreless seventh. The loss went to UNC's Amber Johnson, who dropped to 14-5.

North Carolina gave itself a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth with a bases loaded single. With one out in the top of the seventh, Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) got a soft single through the right side. Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) followed with the two-run shot over the centerfield fence. With FSU down to its final out, Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) hit a laser over the right field fence to give the Seminoles the lead.

Over half of Florida State's nine hits came from a pair of players. Designated player Whitney Buckmon (Fontana, Calif.) tied a career-high with three hits while Alicart added a pair. The home run was Alicart's 13th of the season as she reset her single-season school record from a year ago.

North Carolina struck first during its initial at-bat as Cassie Palmer hit a solo home run off Gober. Neither team managed to get a runner into scoring position until the fourth when UNC put together back-to-back singles. The Seminoles got their first runner in scoring position when Buckmon dropped down a bunt single in the sixth and moved up to second on a passed ball. Unfortunately she was thrown out at third trying to tag up on a fly ball to center field.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  5
Monica Montez           RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  LaShaun Davis         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  2   2  0  0  3  3
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
  Brittany Krbec        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  1  1   1  0  0 11  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  0  3   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
Terese Gober            P                            0  3
  Melissa May           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  3  9   3  0  0 21 15
Opp                              26  2  6   2  6  2 21  8

E - FSU-Veronica Wootson (7)
2B - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (8)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (13), Brittany Osmon (3)
HBP - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Whitney Buckmon (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (11-4)   6.0  6  2  2  5  2
Melissa May          Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  2  2  6  2
Opp                  L          7.0  9  3  3  0  0


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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH CAROLINA 3
04/29/2007, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball Wins Series And Locks Down No. 4 Seed In ACC Tournament With 6-3 Win Over North Carolina.

Florida State and North Carolina will meet in first round of ACC Tournament.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - It was more than met the eye in the series finale between Florida State and North Carolina. The winner of Sunday's (April 29) contest would be the home team for the first round match-up between the Seminoles and Tar Heels in the upcoming ACC Tournament. Florida will don the white jerseys on May 10 as they took the final ACC game of the year 6-3.

The victory improved Florida State's record to 13-7 in the ACC, the most conference wins in school history, and 38-20 overall. The loss dropped North Carolina to 43-17 overall, 11-9 in the league.

Notching her team-high sixth conference victory of the year was Florida State starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she improved to 6-1 in the ACC, 12-4 overall. The sophomore left-hander took a no hitter into the fifth inning before going six and a third innings and gave up three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Freshman Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) came in to get the final two outs. Taking the loss for the Tar Heels was Lisa Norris, who dropped to 23-11.

Florida State's seven hits came from seven different batters and all nine starters reached base at least once. The biggest blow was a three-run home run by Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) in the fourth that gave May all the offense she needed. Two-time All-American second baseman Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) was one of two players to reach base twice and she scored a pair of runs.

The first three innings were a pitcher's duel as the only runner was a walk by the Tar Heels. However, the Seminoles got the offense going in the top of the fourth. Wootson led off the inning and moved up to second on a sacrifice. One out later Alicart drew a walk and Osmon took a Norris offering over the fence just to the left side of center field to give FSU a 3-0 lead.

Florida State gave itself a four-run cushion with some clutch two-out hitting in the fifth. With two outs, Wootson drew a walk and right fielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) roped a double to the gap in left field to score Wootson the whole way from first.

After giving up her first hit of the day in the fifth, May worked her way out of a jam as she got a pair force outs at second base to end the threat. Another two-out walk came back to haunt the Tar Heels as Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) drew the free pass and came around to score on a triple by designated player Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.). A dropped fly ball on a pop up by Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) allowed Buckmon to score.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  2  1   0  1  1  5  2
Monica Montez           RF        2  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
  LaShaun Davis         PR-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  2
Brittany Osmon          1B        4  1  1   3  0  0  8  2
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Robin Ahrberg         C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  3  2
Melissa May             P                            0  2
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  6  7   5  3  2 21 11
Opp                              24  3  5   2  2  2 21 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (20)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (3)
3B - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Osmon (4)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May          W (12-4)   6.1  5  3  3  2  2
Terese Gober                    0.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  3  3  2  2
Opp                  L          7.0  7  6  5  3  2


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FLORIDA STATE
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NORTH CAROLINA
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3
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FLORIDA STATE 5, TROY 3
05/02/2007, TROY, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Two-Out Home Runs Pace Florida State Softball To 5-3 Win Over Troy.

Dingers by Osmon and Wynn help Seminoles tie school HR record at 44.

TROY, AL - Over the course of the last few games the Florida State team has had a penchant for hitting clutch home runs. The Seminoles slammed a pair of homers in the fourth and fifth innings with two outs to beat Troy, 5-3, in the first game of Wednesday's (May 2) doubleheader.

The victory improved Florida State to 39-20 overall. The Trojans dropped to 38-16.

Picking up the victory was Florida State starter Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved to 14-12. The right-hander threw her 18th complete game of the year, giving up three runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss for the Trojans was starter Angela Lopez, who dropped to 17-6.

Florida State's eight hits came from seven players with center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) leading the way with a 2-for-4 performance that included a pair of runs and two RBIs, including her third run of the year. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) hit her third home run in as many games to lead the way with three RBIs. Wynn's home run was the 44th for Florida State this year, tying the school record set during the 2004 run to the Women's College World Series.

Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) extended her hitting streak to ten games with a double in the sixth inning. Two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) had a hit and scored a run. The run tied her with Brandi Stuart for second in ACC and FSU history at 192 career runs scored. The hit tied her with Natasha Jacob for sixth in ACC lore and fourth in Seminole history at 271 hits.

After being flawless for nearly three innings, McDonald gave up a two-out run in the bottom of the third. Florida State answered with three runs of its own in the top of the fourth. With one out, Wynn dropped down a perfect bunt single. One out later, Alicart drew a walk to bring up Osmon who deposited the second pitch she saw over the right field fence to put FSU up 3-1.

As quickly as Florida State took the lead, Troy tied the game back up in its half of the inning. With two outs and two on, Jessica Lyle hit a triple to the gap in right field to score two runs and tie the game at 3-3. The long ball gave the Seminoles the lead back in the fifth. Wootson came through with a two-out single up the middle and Wynn gave FSU the lead back with a two-run shot to straight-away center field.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  4  2
Carly Wynn              CF        4  2  2   2  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  1  1   3  0  1  5  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  1   0  0  0  9  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Tiffany McDonald        P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  5  8   5  1  2 21  7
Opp                              28  3  7   3  1  9 21  8

E - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (21)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (12)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (3), Brittany Osmon (5)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Veronica Wootson (6), Brittany Osmon (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Amanda Moore (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (14-12)  7.0  7  3  3  1  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  3  3  1  9
Opp                  L          7.0  8  5  5  1  2


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FLORIDA STATE
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3
2
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5
8
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TROY
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0
3
7
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FLORIDA STATE 4, TROY 2
05/02/2007, TROY, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Troy By Winning Game Two 4-2.

Win gives Florida State its 26th 40-win season.

TROY, AL - After using the long ball to take the first game of its Wednesday (May 2) doubleheader with Troy, the Florida State softball took advantage of a pair of Trojan miscues to take the nightcap. The Seminoles scored a pair of unearned runs in the first inning on their way to sweeping the twinbill with the 4-2 victory.

The victory upped the Seminoles' record to 40-20 overall for its 26th 40-win season. Troy dropped to 38-17. The sweep was FSU's first over Troy since 2004.

Getting the victory for Florida State was rookie starter Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 12-4 as she has not taken a loss in nearly a month. The right-hander worked four and a third innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits with one strikeout and five walks. Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) came on in the fifth to record her third save of the year and take over sole possession of the FSU career record with her eighth save all-time. The loss went to the Trojans' Heather Rush, who dropped to 7-5.

Tying her career high with a trio of hits was center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) as she collected half of FSU's six hits. She also scored two of FSU's four runs. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) picked up a single in the third inning to up her hitting streak to 11 games.

The Seminoles opened the scoring with a pair of runs thanks to a miscue by the Trojans. Wynn, who picked up an infield single, moved up to third when Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) and Alicart were hit in back-to-back at-bats. When Alicart got too big of a jump off first, the Trojans tied to get her in run down. While Alicart was in the run down, Wynn broke for home and the throw to the plate was errant, allowed her and Montez to score.

A leadoff walk and a wild pitching put the first Troy runner in scoring position and Jessica Lyle crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly.

Clutch two-out hitting carried over from game one to give FSU a three-run cushion. In the third, Wynn picked up a one-out hit and moved up on a ground out. A sharp single by Alicart to right field scored Wynn. One inning later Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) reached on an infield chopper and came all the way around to score on double to the left-field gap by Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   0  1  1  3  3
Carly Wynn              CF        4  2  3   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           RF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        2  0  1   1  0  0  3  2
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Langston          1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Robin Ahrberg         C         1  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   1  0  1  1  2
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  4  7   2  1  2 21  7
Opp                              22  2  2   1  5  7 21  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Kelly Langston (5)
2B - FSU-Michelle Snyder (10)
HBP - FSU-Monica Montez (4), Yuruby Alicart (2)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Carly Wynn (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (12-4)   4.1  2  2  1  5  1
Tiffany McDonald     Sv(3)      2.2  0  0  0  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  2  1  5  7
Opp                  L          7.0  7  4  2  1  2


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FLORIDA STATE
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7
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TROY
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2
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FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH FLORIDA 0
05/04/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gober Blanks Ospreys As Florida State Softball Defeats North Florida 5-0.

Osmon hits her fourth home run in as many games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With the ACC Tournament looming just a week away, the Florida State softball team has picked the right time of the year to start playing at its best. The Seminoles won their 13th game in 14 outings by taking game one of Friday's (May 4) doubleheader, 5-0, over North Florida.

Florida State ran its winning streak to five games with the victory to improve to 41-20. The Ospreys dropped to 32-22.

Picking up her second victory in as many games was FSU starting pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 13-4. The right-hander threw her fourth shutout of the year, giving up just two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss was North Florida's Katie Brosky, who dropped to 9-11.

Leading the way with two of Florida State's five hits was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela). Alicart belted the 26th home run of her career to take over sole possession of second place in FSU history and extend her hitting streak to 12 games. Alicart drove in a team-high three runs and scored twice. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) hit her fourth home run in as many games in the third inning.

After being held without a hit for the first three innings, the Seminoles' offense got on track in the fourth. Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) broke up the no hitter with a lead off single and Alicart broke the scoreless tie with a two-run home run to left field. Osmon followed with a solo shot to put FSU up 3-0.

Two innings later the Seminoles tacked on a pair of insurances runs. LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) drew a lead off walk - tying her with Corrie Williams for 10th in school history at 71 career walks - and stole second. Alicart followed with a double to score Davis. A sacrifice moved Alicart up to third and she came across the plate on a sacrifice fly by Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.).

North Florida several opportunities to score in its first four at-bats. The Ospreys put runners on in each of the first four innings and got a runner to second in the first and third innings. Gober managed to get out of jams in both frames with a pair of strikeouts. After a single to start to the third, Gober retired the next 15 batters she faced.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  4
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Montez           RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  LaShaun Davis         PR-RF     0  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  2  2   3  0  1  2  2
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  1  1   1  0  0  8  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        1  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Terese Gober            P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  5  5   5  2  1 21 11
Opp                              22  0  2   0  1  8 18  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Terese Gober (1)
2B - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (13)
HR - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (14), Brittany Osmon (6)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Osmon (2), Michelle Snyder (6)
SF - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (2)
SB - FSU-LaShaun Davis (11), Courtney Rosen (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (13-4)   7.0  2  0  0  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0  5  5  5  2  1


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NORTH FLORIDA
0
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2
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FLORIDA STATE
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5
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FLORIDA STATE 2, NORTH FLORIDA 1
05/04/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Wynn's Single In The Seventh Scores Wootson To Complete Sweep As FSU Softball Beats UNF 2-1.

Seminoles have won 14 of their last 15 games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Looking at the scoreboard, the casual observer would think North Florida had its way with Florida State as the Ospreys out-hit the Seminoles 9-5. However, timely hitting, tough defense and solid pitching gave FSU the sweep as Carly Wynn's single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Veronica Wootson to give the Seminoles the 2-1 victory and sweep of Friday's (May 4) doubleheader.

The Seminoles won their sixth game in a row to improve to 42-44. North Florida dropped to 32-23.

Pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) came on to throw the final two scoreless innings and get the win as her record improved to 15-12. Starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) worked five innings, giving up just one run on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Taking the loss was the Ospreys' Devyn Findley, who dropped to 16-6.

Florida State's five hits came from five different players, but seven of the nine positions starters reached base at least once. A double by Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) moved her into a tie with Leslie Palmer for fifth place in school history at 33 two-baggers. Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) also moved up one spot to number two as she collected her 39th double to pull even with Brandi Stuart and the run in the seventh allowed Wootson to pass Stuart for second in ACC and FSU history at 193 runs scored.

May worked herself out of a jam in the fourth. Two singles and an error loaded the bases for the Ospreys and it looked as if they would score their first run on a single Ashley Parenteau to right field but Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) fired a bullet to the plate for the force out. May induced a pop up and a ground out to get out of the inning.

The defensive stand translated to the plate for the Seminoles in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Alicart delivered a double down the left field line. Then with two outs, Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) dropped a single into center field to score the first run of the game.

North Florida came right back in its very next at bat as Amy Higgs laced her second triple of the game and crossed the plate one out later. Each team would have a chance to get the go-ahead run across. UNF's best chance came in the sixth as it collected back-to-back singles off McDonald before Gwen Williams popped into a double play at first.

The game appeared to be heading to extra inning when Wootson picked up her first hit of the day - a double to straight-away center field. Wynn delivered a single through the right side that just hopped over the second baseman's glove to score Wootson with the winning run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Monica Montez           RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  4
Brittany Osmon          1B        1  0  0   0  2  0 10  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Krbec          C         0  0  0   0  2  0  5  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Robin Ahrberg         C         1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Melissa May             P                            0  1
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  2  5   2  4  2 21  8
Opp                              27  1  9   1  2  5 20  7

E - FSU-Brittany Osmon (7)
2B - FSU-Veronica Wootson (12), Yuruby Alicart (14)
3B - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Melissa May                     5.0  7  1  1  2  3
Tiffany McDonald     W (15-12)  2.0  2  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  1  1  2  5
Opp                  L          6.2  5  2  2  4  2


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NORTH FLORIDA
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
9
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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
1
0
0
1
2
5
1

AUBURN 7, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/06/2007, AUBURN, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Drops Regular Season Finale 7-2 At Auburn.

Seminoles return JoAnne Graf Field on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. versus UNC in ACC Tournament.

AUBURN, AL - With the ACC Tournament on the horizon, the Florida State softball team had a chance to go into the league summit on an up note with a good non-conference win at Auburn. Instead, the Seminoles are looking to regain the magic they had the previous three weeks as they dropped the final regular season game, 7-2, to the Tigers on Sunday (May 6).

The loss snapped Florida State's winning streak at six games as it fell to 42-21. The Tigers wrapped up their season at 26-30.

Suffering the loss was Florida State starter Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.), who dropped to 15-13. The right-hander threw three and two-thirds innings, giving up seven runs, five earned, on seven hits with four strikeouts, two walks and three hit batters. Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) came on in the fourth to throw a scoreless two and a third innings. Coming on in the fourth inning to throw the rest of the game and get the victory was Auburn's Anna Thompson as she improved to 15-15.

Even though Florida State only had five hits, all nine starters reached base at least once and four players made it to first twice. The only extra base hit came from shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) as her double in the fifth extended her hitting streak to 14 games. The Seminoles had numerous chances to score but squandered their opportunities with ten runners left on base.

Auburn handed FSU its first run as the hosts committed two errors and walked a batter in the opening frame. Center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) picked up a two-out infield single and moved up when Alicart reached on an error. After first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) was walked, catcher Robin Ahrberg's (Stillwater, Okla.) grounder was booted by the first baseman, allowing Wynn to score the first run.

A lead off walk haunted the Seminoles in the bottom of the first as a single by Sara Ghezzi tied the game at one. Two innings later Auburn strung together a pair of hits and benefited from a Florida State error as two runs came across to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead.

Florida State could not put the Tigers away with two outs in the fourth as AU scored four runs to blow the game open. Tigers strung together three-straight hits off McDonald with two outs to push the margin to 7-1. Six of Auburn's runs on the day came with two outs.

The Seminoles ended a stretch of seven unanswered runs by pushing one across in the fifth. Alicart led off with a double to center field. After Osmon was walked for the second time, left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) drilled a ball through the left side of the infield. Newly inserted Auburn left fielder Myesha Finney bobbled the ball, allowing Alicart to score.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  2
Monica Montez           RF        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  3
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  2  1  7  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  1  0  6  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  1  2  2  2
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  2
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  2  5   0  5  7 18 11
Opp                              24  7  8   6  2  6 21  3

E - Opp-3, FSU-Veronica Wootson (8), Yuruby Alicart (22)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (15)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Veronica Wootson (7)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (32)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (15-13)  3.2  7  7  5  2  5
Terese Gober                    2.1  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  8  7  5  2  6
Opp                  W          7.0  5  2  0  5  7


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FLORIDA STATE
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5
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AUBURN
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x
7
8
3

FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH CAROLINA 0
05/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Opens ACC Tournament With Resounding 8-0 Win Over UNC In Five Innings.

McDonald throws one-hit gem to set up 3 p.m. match up with top seed Virginia Tech on Friday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Getting off to a fast start to the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship has been a staple for the Florida State softball team. The fourth-seeded Seminoles made it 15 out of 16 opening day victories as they took down the number five seed North Carolina, 8-0, in five innings on Thursday (May 10).

The win advances the Seminoles to Friday's 3 p.m. game against the top seed in the tournament, 15th-ranked Virginia Tech. North Carolina with face Virginia at 10 a.m. Friday in an elimination game. Florida State won its third game in a row over North Carolina to improve to 43-21. The Tar Heels dropped to 43-18.

"Obviously I was really excited that our bats woke up," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "Getting a run in the first inning was a big key for us. The hitters came through and Tiffany threw a great game. I felt like we were hitting on all cylinders."

Getting the victory for Florida State was starting pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved to 16-13. The right-hander threw her seventh shutout of the year, giving up only one hit in the process, with five strikeouts and no walks. Taking the loss for the Tar Heels was Lisa Norris, who dropped to 23-12.

"I felt great out there today," McDonald said. "As a pitcher it's just a huge advantage to play at home. You don't have to get use to a new mound or warming up in a different bullpen. We really feed off the fans and they were great today and we hope they're back tomorrow."

Seven of the nine hitters in the line-up picked up at least one hit for the Seminoles, with 2007 ACC Freshman of the Year Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) and left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) leading the way with a pair of hits. Two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) crossed the plate twice as did first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.). Wootson and rookie center fielder Carly Wynn were tops on the team with a pair of RBIs off two-run home runs.

Florida State struck for the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. Wootson drew a lead off walk and moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt. 2007 First-Team All-ACC selection Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) drilled a single through the left side of the infield to score Wootson from second. Unfortunately on the play Wynn, who drew a one-out walk, was thrown out at third on the play.

The Seminoles chased Norris from the game as they batted around in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 7-0 lead. Osmon led off the inning with a walk and moved up on a ground out. Gilmore drilled a double to center field to score Osmon and moved up to third on an error by the center fielder. Second-Team All-ACC selection Whitney Buckmon (Marietta, Ga.) came through with a single to score Gilmore then Wootson cleared the bases with a two-run home run. Montez collected her second single before Wynn crushed a two-run home run over the right field fence to score her and pinch runner LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.).

The game was called by the eight-run run in the fifth inning as the Seminoles pushed one more across. Osmon led of the frame with a triple then came across with the final run on a sacrifice fly by catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.).

"It's huge to get a win on the first day," Graf said. "You don't want to get into the loser's bracket right away and this conference is so balanced anyone can beat anyone on any given day. I'm very confident in the players and the way they're playing."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        2  2  1   2  1  0  0  1
Monica Montez           RF        2  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  LaShaun Davis         PR-RF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  1  1   2  1  0  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  2
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  2  1   0  1  0  6  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  0   1  0  0  7  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        2  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        2  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              19  8  9   8  3  4 15  4
Opp                              16  0  1   0  0  5 13  8

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (9)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Osmon (4)
HR - FSU-Veronica Wootson (11), Carly Wynn (4)
SH - FSU-Monica Montez (9)
SF - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     W (16-13)  5.0  1  0  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  0  5
Opp                  L          4.1  9  8  8  3  4


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NORTH CAROLINA
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FLORIDA STATE
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VIRGINIA TECH 4, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Drops First Game In The ACC Tournament, 4-0 To No. 25 Virginia Tech.

Seminoles come back to face Maryland at 8 p.m. in an elimination game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Going up against one of the best pitchers in the country, the Florida State softball team knew it had little margin for error. Unfortunately, the Seminoles gave 15th-ranked and top seeded Virginia Tech too many opportunities as the Hokies prevailed 4-0 on Friday (May 11) during the second day of play at the ACC Tournament.

The loss dropped Florida State to 43-22. Virginia Tech improved to 46-14. The Seminoles will try to stave off elimination Friday night at 8 p.m. against Maryland. Virginia advances in the winner's bracket and will take on the winner of the North Carolina-Boston College game in the semifinals on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Taking the loss for the Seminoles was starting pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.), who dropped to 16-14. The right-hander threw her 20th complete game of the year, giving up four runs on five hits with five strikes outs and one walk. Picking up the victory for Virginia Tech was 2007 ACC Pitcher of the Year Angela Tincher, who improved to 35-5.

"You have to give Virginia Tech credit, they came up with the big hits when they needed to," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "With Tincher pitching you can't spot a team like Virginia Tech four runs in the second inning and expect to have much success. I thought we did a better job of being patient at the plate against her, but we couldn't make the big plays when we needed to defensively."

Florida State got more hits in the first three innings (two) off Tincher than it did in two previous regular season games (one). Catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) was the only player to reach base more than once with a single in the second inning and walk in the fourth. Designated player Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) also had a hit, as did center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.).

Virginia Tech got all the run support Tincher would need in the bottom of the fourth inning. After McDonald walked in the first run, Erin Ota drilled a triple to right field to clear the bases and put VT up 4-0.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  3  2
Monica Montez           RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  LaShaun Davis         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  0   0  0  3  1  1
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  1   0  1  0  6  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  4
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  0  3   0  2 10 18  9
Opp                              25  4  5   4  1  5 21  6

E - FSU-Veronica Wootson (9), Yuruby Alicart (23)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (33)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (16-14)  6.0  5  4  4  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  5  4  4  1  5
Opp                  W          7.0  3  0  0  2 10


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FLORIDA STATE
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VIRGINIA TECH
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FLORIDA STATE 7, MARYLAND 4
05/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball Staves Off Elimination With 7-4 Victory Over Maryland.

Florida State needs to beat Georgia Tech twice on Saturday to reach championship game, first contest at 11 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With its back to the wall in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, the Florida State softball team staved off elimination by scoring seven unanswered run to beat Maryland 7-4 on Friday (May 11).

With the victory, Florida State improved to 44-22, matching last year's entire win total. Maryland finished its season at 33-26. The win was also the 1,399th for FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf. One more would make her the first coach in softball history to amass 1,400 wins.

Florida State moves on to take on #19 Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Seminoles have to beat the Yellow Jackets twice to advance to the championships game.

"I'm proud of the way our team fought back tonight," Graf said. "After the way we struggled in the first game we could have easily packed it in after Maryland scored three runs in the first inning, but we stayed disciplined at the plate and just kept chipping away at the lead. Tiffany did a great job of coming into a tough situation and shutting them down."

Coming on in the second inning to get the victory was Florida State Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she improved to 17-14. The right-hander threw the final five and two-thirds innings, giving up one run on four hits with one strikeout and one walks. Starter Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) gave up three runs in an inning and a third. Taking the loss was Maryland's Meredith Nelles, who fell to 19-15.

Florida State pounded out nine hits, led by three from two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) who also crossed the plate twice. Center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) also crossed the plate twice while catcher Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) had two hits and shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) drove in a pair of runs.

Maryland got out to an early lead as a double by Jennifer Wellborn brought in a pair of runs to give Maryland a 3-0 after the top of the first.

The Seminoles got their first run of the day in their half of the first. With two outs, Wynn drew a walk and moved up to second on a passed ball. Alicart drilled a double of the fence in left field to cut the deficit to 3-1.

After McDonald came on in the second to get Florida State out of a bases loaded jam, the Seminoles scored two runs to tie the game at 3-3. Ahrberg led off the inning with a walk and was replaced by pinch runner Amanda Moore (Niceville, Fla.). Left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) more picked up her third hit in as many ACC Tournament games with an infield chopper. Following a sacrifice, a ground out by third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) scored Moore. Wootson followed with a single through the left side of the infield to score Gilmore and tie the game at 3-3.

Florida State got its first lead of the night in the fourth with the aid of only one hit. Snyder reached first when the ball slipped out of Amber Jackson's hand as she went to throw to first. Wootson followed with her second hit of the night and a ground out put runners at the corners. Wynn was walked to load the bases then Alicart drew a four-pitch walk to score Snyder then Wootson came across on a ground out by first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.).

Maryland gave the Seminoles two more runs in the sixth inning. Wootson picked up a lead off single and moved up to second on a throwing error by the Maryland catcher. A sacrifice moved her up to third and she scored on a wild pitch. Wynn followed with an infield single and moved to second on a walk to Osmon. Ahrberg drilled a single to left field to score Wynn and push FSU's lead to 7-3.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  2  3   1  0  0  2  1
Monica Montez           RF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  LaShaun Davis         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  2  1   0  2  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        3  0  1   2  1  0  0  5
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  1   1  1  0  8  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  2   1  1  1  7  0
  Amanda Moore          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  1
Whitney Buckmon         DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  0   1  0  0  2  5
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Tiffany McDonald      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  7  9   6  6  2 21 12
Opp                              28  4  8   4  2  6 18  9

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Yuruby Alicart (16)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (10), Whitney Buckmon (6)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    1.1  4  3  3  1  1
Tiffany McDonald     W (17-14)  5.2  4  1  1  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  4  4  2  6
Opp                  L          6.0  9  7  5  6  2


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MARYLAND
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FLORIDA STATE
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GEORGIA TECH 7, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/12/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Elminated From ACC Tournament 7-3 By No. 19 Georgia Tech.

Seminoles now wait to get 20th NCAA Tournament bid. Selection show between 3-4 p.m. Sunday on ESPNews.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Over the last two years, Florida State pitcher Tiffany McDonald has been sensational against Georgia Tech with a 5-1 record coming into Saturday's (May 12) semifinal game of the ACC Softball Championship. Unfortunately, the league's top hitting team was due as the No. 19 Yellow Jackets eliminated the host Seminoles from the tournament with the 7-3 victory.

The loss dropped Florida State to 44-23 on the year. Georgia Tech improved to 53-13. Florida State now waits to hear its named called for the NCAA Tournament. The brackets will be announced Sunday between 3-4 p.m. on ESPNews. Georgia Tech moves on to the championship game to face the winner of the semifinal match-up between Virginia Tech and North Carolina. UNC must beat the top seeded Hokies twice to advances.

"We're disappointed to be out of the tournament, we felt that being home we had a great shot to win," FSU head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. "I thought we kept fighting the whole game, we just didn't take of our scoring opportunities. Give credit to Georgia Tech, they got the big hits when they had runners on and that was the difference."

Suffering the loss was McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she fell to 17-15. Ironically, her only other loss to the Yellow Jackets during the last two years was in this same game during last year's ACC Tournament. The right-hander threw four innings, giving up six runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Left-hander Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) threw the final two innings, giving up one run. The victory went to Sarah Wood as she came on in third to improve to 12-1. Tiffany Johnson threw the final inning and a third to get her fifth save.

Florida State's five hits came from five different players, but four Seminoles did reach base twice. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) drove in FSU's only run while right fielder Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.), left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) and third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) each scored a run.

The Seminoles jumped out to early lead thanks to some clutch two-out hitting. Montez drew a lead off walk then one out later Alicart ripped a double into the gap in left field to score Montez from first base. Unfortunately the lead was short lived as Caitlin Lever hit a three-run home run that stayed just inside the right field foul pole to give Georgia Tech a 3-1 lead.

The lead grew to 5-1 in the Yellow Jackets' favor in the fourth off a single and a ground out. Florida State got one run back in the fifth with the help of two wild pitches. Snyder drew a lead off walk and moved up to second on the first wild pitch from Wood. A single by two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) put runners on the corners before another wild pitch allowed Snyder to score.

For second inning in a row a Wood wild pitches pushed a run across in the sixth. A single through the right side of the infield by designated player Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) moved Gilmore to third and she scored on the wild pitch.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  4  1
Monica Montez           RF        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  5
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brittany Krbec        C         0  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Whitney Buckmon         DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  1  0   0  2  0  2  2
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  0
  Melissa May           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  3  5   1  4  1 18  9
Opp                              25  7  8   8  4  4 21  8

E - FSU-Veronica Wootson (10)
2B - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (17)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Monica Montez (5)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (34), Jessica Gilmore (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (17-15)  4.0  6  6  6  2  3
Melissa May                     2.0  2  1  1  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  8  7  7  4  4
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0  5  3  3  4  1


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FLORIDA STATE
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GEORGIA TECH
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CALIFORNIA 13, FLORIDA STATE 6
05/18/2007, NCAA, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Drops NCAA Regional Opener 13-6 To Cal.

Seminoles face the loser of the Alabama-Tennessee Tech game at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - It looks like win No. 1,400 will have to wait another day for Florida State softball coach Dr. JoAnne Graf. Her Seminoles got off to a rocky start to the 2007 NCAA Tournament, dropping a 13-6 decision to California in the first game of the Tuscaloosa Regional on Friday (May 18).

The loss dropped Florida State to 44-24 on the year. Cal improved to 34-30. The Seminoles will play the loser of the No. 5 Alabama-Tennessee Tech game on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (CDT). Cal will play the winner of that game at 11 a.m.

"This is not the way we would have liked to have started the tournament, we've got a long road ahead of us," Graf said. "We've got to do what ever we can to put this game behind us and get ready for tomorrow."

Taking the loss for the Seminoles was starting pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she dropped to 17-16. The right-hander only lasted two and a third innings, giving up five runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Reliever Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) gave up four runs, two earned, on two hits. Freshman Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) threw the final four and two-thirds innings, surrendered four runs, three earned, with six strikeouts. Getting the victory was Cal's Lauren Frankiewicz, who improved to 18-15.

Four of Florida State's ten hits came from two players as two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) and All-Region selection Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) each had a pair of hits, drove in a run and scored another. Right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) drove in a pair of runs and scored two as well.

Cal did all of its damage to the Seminoles in the top of the third innings as the Golden Bears scored ten runs in the frame off three different Florida State pitchers. Cal sent 15 batters to the plate in the inning and every player in the line-up scored at least once. After McDonald loaded the bases with one out by hitting a batter, Cal strung together three-straight hits to bring in the first five runs.

The Seminoles pushed their first runs across with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Buckmon, who reached on a fielder's choice, moved up to second on a walk to catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.). A sacrifice pushed them up a base then Davis scored both runners with a double to the right field gap. Wootson hit a double to nearly the exact same spot as Davis came around to score to cut the lead to 10-3.

After Cal increased the margin to 11-4 in the fifth, the Seminoles scored a run to prevent the eight-run rule. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) picked up a one-out single, moved up on a ground out and came around to score on a triple to the left field gap by Buckmon.

FSU got two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to close the gap to 11-5. Davis was issued a leadoff walk and beat the throw to second on a grounder by Wootson. Designated player Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) delivered a single to score Davis. A walk to center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) loaded the bases, but FSU only scored one more run as Montez was forced out on an Alicart grounder - that scored Wootson - and Wynn was thrown out at third trying to advance on a wild pitch.

The Golden Bears have won the last four meetings over the Seminoles - all in the NCAA Tournament, including a pair in the Women's College World Series - since FSU won 2-1 during the 2001 regional. It was the first time the Seminoles had given up 10 runs in an NCAA Tournament game since losing to Arizona 10-3 during the 1996 regional.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  2   1  0  0  2  2
Monica Montez           DH        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Yuruby Alicart          SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
Brittany Osmon          1B        3  0  1   0  1  0  9  2
Whitney Buckmon         LF        4  1  2   1  0  1  4  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         0  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brittany Krbec        C         2  1  1   0  0  0  4  2
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  2  1   2  1  2  0  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  0
  Melissa May           P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6 10   6  4  6 21  9
Opp                              34 13 13  12  4  8 21  7

E - FSU-Yuruby Alicart (24)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Veronica Wootson (13), Carly Wynn (8), LaShaun Davis (6)
3B - FSU-Whitney Buckmon (3)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Krbec (3)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (8)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Veronica Wootson (35), Whitney Buckmon (17)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (17-16)  2.1  4  5  5  2  2
Melissa May                     0.0  2  4  2  1  0
Terese Gober                    4.2  7  4  3  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 13 13 10  4  8
Opp                  W          7.0 10  6  6  4  6


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CALIFORNIA
0
0
10
0
1
0
2
13
13
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
3
1
2
0
6
10
1

ALABAMA 6, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/19/2007, TUSCALOOSA, AL, NCAA, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Season Ends In NCAA Tournament For Florida State Softball With 6-3 Loss At Alabama.

Seminoles finish 2007 campaign with 26th 40-win season.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Going into the NCAA Tournament the Florida State softball team knew it was going to have to take on fifth-ranked Alabama at some point. What the Seminoles didn't count on facing the hosts in the first elimination game of the Tuscaloosa Regional. The Crimson Tide ended Florida State's season with a 6-3 victory on Saturday (May 19).

Florida State ends its season with a 44-25 mark, its 26th 40-win season under head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf. Graf will start the 2008 campaign needing just one win to become the first coach in softball history to win 1,400 games. Alabama moves on to face Cal at 4 p.m. (CDT) with the winner of that going on to Sunday's regional final against Tennessee Tech.

"It's a tough way to end the season," Graf said. "We were playing well coming into the ACC Tournament, but we just didn't seem to have it the last two weeks. It's always tough for the seniors and this was a great senior class. They meant a lot to this program and we're going to miss them."

Taking the loss was Florida State starter Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as she finished the year at 17-17. The right hander gave up six runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Free passes haunted McDonald as she gave up eight walks and hit two batters. Getting the victory for Alabama was Blair Potter, who improved to 17-2.

Florida State got its five hits off Potter its last four at-bats. Leading the way in her final collegiate game was two-time All-American Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) as she went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) hit a two-run pinch hit home run in the seventh. Rookies Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) and Robin Ahrberg (Stillwater, Okla.) added singles.

Alabama got the first run of the game in the top of the first. With one out and a runner on first, Kelly Montalvo hit double to center field, but Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) got the ball into shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela), who fired home to get Jordan Praytor. Unfortunately, Dani Woods followed with a single to score Montalvo. McDonald got out of a jam in the second, walking a pair of batters with one out to load the bases, but she got Montalvo to strike out and end the inning.

The Seminoles got their first run of the game in top of the sixth. Wootson led off with a double and moved up to third on a sacrifice before scoring on a squeeze bunt by Alicart. The Seminoles had a chance to get more runs that inning but Potter got Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) to ground out to end the threat. FSU added two more in the seventh when Ahrberg picked up a leadoff single and scored on Gilmore's pinch hit home run over the left field fence.

Florida State's first hit of the day came in the fourth as Montez singled back up the middle. The Seminoles had a chance to score as Potter walked Alicart to put runners on first and second, but she got first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) to ground out and end the threat.

The Seminoles wouldn't be as fortunate to get out of a jam in the fourth. McDonald hit the leadoff batter, but got the next two outs before issuing her sixth walk. She appeared to be out of the inning with a strikeout of Montalvo, but strike three was ruled a foul tip, giving Montalvo new life. Two pitches later she drove a ball to center field that was just out of the reach of a diving Wynn, allowing two runs to score. The Crimson Tide tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the sixth.

Saturday was the final game of Wootson's brilliant career. A starter in all 273 games she's played in, Wootson is ranked in numerous Florida State, ACC and NCAA offensive categories, including the Seminoles' career leader with 29 home runs.

"A player like Veronica doesn't come around that often," Graf said. "She's one of the most versatile players I've ever coached. She can hit for power, she can drop down a bunt, steal a base and play great defense. There's going to be big shoes to fill at second base next year."

Florida State loses four seniors off this year's team - Wootson, Alicart, LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) and Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.) that all started at least 50 games this year. The Seminoles return seven players that started 45 or more games, including All-Region selections Wynn and Buckmon 2007 ACC Freshman of the Year Montez, who were three of FSU's top five hitters. For the second year in a row the Seminoles bring back their entire pitching staff that dropped the staff ERA by almost a full run from a year ago.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Veronica Wootson        2B        4  1  2   0  0  1  2  1
Monica Montez           DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
Yuruby Alicart          SS        1  0  0   1  1  1  2  2
Brittany Osmon          1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  9  1
Whitney Buckmon         LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  4
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
LaShaun Davis           RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tiffany McDonald        P                            0  2
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  3  5   3  4  4 18 11
Opp                              20  6  6   5  8  2 21 15

E - Opp-1, FSU-Veronica Wootson (11), Yuruby Alicart (25)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Veronica Wootson (14)
HR - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (3)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Monica Montez (11), Yuruby Alicart (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tiffany McDonald     L (17-17)  5.1  6  6  6  8  2
Terese Gober                    0.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  6  6  6  8  2
Opp                  W          7.0  5  3  3  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
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3
5
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ALABAMA
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x
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6
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