Florida State Women's Softball - 2009 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Softball - 2009 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Lonni Alameda, Head Coach
Sara Pickering, Assistant Coach
Angel Santiago, Assistant Coach
Tommy Santiago, Volunteer Assistant

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2009 Softball


From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Hires Lonni Alameda To Head Softball Program.

Alameda, who was an all-conference player at Oklahoma, is coaching with Team Canada at the Beijing Olympics.

July 23, 2008.

Florida State University Senior Associate Director of Athletics Monk Bonasorte announced Wednesday the hiring of Lonni Alameda as head softball coach for the Seminoles. Alameda, an All-Big Eight selection as a player at Oklahoma, comes to FSU from UNLV, where she spent the past five seasons reviving the Rebels' program. She replaces Dr. JoAnne Graf, who retired after 30 seasons with the Seminoles.

"I am very honored and excited for this opportunity," Alameda said. "There are few softball programs in the country that have established the tradition and pride that Florida State has. It is a great honor to follow in the footsteps of JoAnne Graf, an amazing coach and an amazing person, who has poured her heart and soul into this program the past 30 years. I would like to state that the pride, tradition and love that JoAnne Graf has for FSU softball will not be forgotten. She has been tremendous for the sport of softball and for the Florida State program and I intend to continue that passion."

Alameda also has impressive coaching experience on the international level and since 2004, has helped in the development of Canada's National Team. She aided Canada up until the 2004 Summer Olympics and resumed as an assistant following the Rebels' 2005 season. In the summer of 2006, Canada qualified for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, after its showing in the World Championships. Alameda is currently in Japan serving as an assistant softball coach with Team Canada as they train for the Olympic Games.

"I look forward to getting started with this new chapter in my life, but I have made a commitment to Team Canada as an assistant coach and we are headed to Beijing for the one goal of a podium finish," Alameda said. "I know when the closing ceremonies conclude in China, I will be hitting the Tallahassee ground with both feet running."

Prior to Alameda's arrival at UNLV, the Rebels had seven straight seasons below .500 and hadn't participated in NCAA Regional play since 1996. In 2005, just her second season at the helm of the program, Alameda guided UNLV to a 44-19 record, including a program-best 17 Mountain West Conference wins, and a trip to Los Angeles for NCAA Regionals. Alameda was named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year in 2005 and again in 2007 and the entire staff garnered NFCA West Regional Coaching Staff the Year in 2005.

"I want to thank UNLV for the last five seasons as they were amazing," Alameda said. "UNLV is a spectacular place and being a Rebel was a true joy. There are many quality people and amazing alumni at UNLV and I can not say enough about the character of the Rebel softball team. I am grateful for all of the support from administration, coaches and the community. It is a very special place."

After a second place finish in the Mountain West in 2007 and an overall 37-27 record, Alameda and UNLV had high hopes for 2008 and had the Rebels ranked in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll for the first time in program history. After starting the season 9-1-1, the Rebels moved up to No. 18 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll, but injuries to four starters proved costly as the season progressed.

Alameda went 25-35 in her first season, which was a four-game improvement over 2003's final tally. She completely flipped the record to the right side with the staggering 44-19 mark in 2005 and the program's first trip to NCAA Regionals since 1996. In 2006, the squad was set back by injuries and fell to 26-37, but, as previously mentioned, saw a 180-degree turnaround in 2007.

The 2005 season featured the Rebels' assault on the program's record book, appearances in the national rankings, a trip to Los Angeles for the NCAA Regionals and the introduction of several conference and national award winners. The 44 wins were the third-most in the program's history, while the 17 Mountain West Conference wins were the most-ever since joining the league in 1999. After being predicted to finish last in the league, UNLV excelled, placing second in the league in both the regular season and Mountain West Conference tournament.

Under Alameda's direction, the Rebels have enjoyed recognition at the conference and regional level. Five Rebels have garnered Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Regional honors while thirteen players have earned all-Mountain West Conference accolades, including two Pitchers of the Year and one Freshman of the Year awards.

To Alameda, academics are just as important as on-the-field production. Since taking over the program, the Rebels have had 58 Academic All-MWC honorees. Over the past five years, the team has had 10 or more honored four times, including 11 softball student-athletes in 2008. The softball program has had 21 MWC Scholar-Athletes selected, as well.

During her tenure at UNLV, Alameda also stressed the importance of community service and had players volunteer their time at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Child Haven while participating in breast cancer walks and blood drives.

"Lonni possesses all of the qualities that we are looking for in a head coach at Florida State," Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman said. "Her priority is the overall development of the student-athlete and she has a passion for the sport of softball. We are excited to have her on board."

Alameda came to Las Vegas after eight seasons as the assistant coach at Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.) where she helped guide the Cardinal to a 320-179-1 record and six straight NCAA Regional appearances. She oversaw the pitching staff there and produced three All-Americans: Becky Blevins, Marcy Crouch and Dana Sorenson.

Prior to her stint at Stanford, Alameda spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Barry University (Miami Shores, Fla.). She helped the Buccaneers to a fifth-place NCAA Division II finish in her first year. She also spent some time on the international stage, serving as instructor for both the Aruba (1995) and Spanish (2000) national teams.

An all-around great athlete, Alameda began her collegiate career as a pitcher at St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas) where she led the Rattlers to the NAIA Tournament in her only season. She later transferred to Oklahoma in 1989 and played softball and volleyball for the Sooners. She was a two-time All-Big Eight selection as a first and third baseman, while hitting .359 as a senior in 1992.

Alameda earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Oklahoma in 1993 and played softball professionally in Europe for a season before beginning her coaching career.


2009 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Mallory Borden, IF, Jacksonville

Amber Bryant, OF, Pomona, CA

Shayla Jackson, OF, Pembroke Pines

Kaleigh Rafter, C-IF, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Carly Speerin, UTL, Lake Worth

Courtney Stager, UTL, Trinity

Lauren Varsalona, P, Knoxville, TN


2009 Roster - By Name

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  35 Robin Ahrberg         C       R-R  Jr   **   Stillwater, OK (Stillwater)
* 22 Mallory Borden        IF      R-R  So        Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy/Santa Fe CC)
*  3 Amber Bryant          OF      L-R  Fr        Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch)
* 77 Allison Collins       UTL     R-R  So   *    Niceville (Niceville)
* 44 Camille Garcia        IF      R-R  Jr   **   Sandia Pueblo, NM (Walnut)
* 12 Jessica Gilmore       UTL     R-R  Sr-R **   Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach/Georgia)
*  8 Terese Gober          P       R-R  Jr   **   McDonough, GA (Union Grove)
* 25 Sarah Hamilton        P       R-R  So   *    Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 14 Shayla Jackson        OF      L-R  Fr        Pembroke Pines (Pembroke Pines Charter)
* 28 Brittany Joseph       UTL     R-R  So   *    Laurel, DE (Sussex Technical)
*  2 Jessica Lola          UTL     L-R  Jr        Miami
*  1 Kristie McConn        IF      R-R  So   *    Broken Arrow, OK (Bishop Kelley)
*  7 Monica Montez         OF      L-R  Jr   **   Corona, CA (Corona)
*  5 Kaleigh Rafter        C-IF    R-R  Sr        Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Saint James Catholic/Detroit Mercy)
* 13 Courtney Rosen        IF      L-R  Jr   *    Sugar Land, TX (Clements)
* 18 Michelle Snyder       IF      R-R  Sr   ***  Wenatchee, WA (Eastmont)
   2 Carly Speerin         UTL     R-R  Fr        Lake Worth (Park Vista Community)
*  9 Ashley Stager         SS      R-R  So   *    Trinity (J. W. Mitchell)
* 19 Courtney Stager       UTL     R-R  Fr        Trinity (J. W. Mitchell)
* 17 Lauren Varsalona      P       R-R  So        Knoxville, TN (Karns/Indian River CC)
* 15 Carly Wynn            OF      L-R  Jr   **   Sharpsburg, GA (Northgate)

2009 Roster - By Number

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Kristie McConn        IF      R-R  So   *    Broken Arrow, OK (Bishop Kelley)
*  2 Jessica Lola          UTL     L-R  Jr        Miami
   2 Carly Speerin         UTL     R-R  Fr        Lake Worth (Park Vista Community)
*  3 Amber Bryant          OF      L-R  Fr        Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch)
*  5 Kaleigh Rafter        C-IF    R-R  Sr        Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Saint James Catholic/Detroit Mercy)
*  7 Monica Montez         OF      L-R  Jr   **   Corona, CA (Corona)
*  8 Terese Gober          P       R-R  Jr   **   McDonough, GA (Union Grove)
*  9 Ashley Stager         SS      R-R  So   *    Trinity (J. W. Mitchell)
* 12 Jessica Gilmore       UTL     R-R  Sr-R **   Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach/Georgia)
* 13 Courtney Rosen        IF      L-R  Jr   *    Sugar Land, TX (Clements)
* 14 Shayla Jackson        OF      L-R  Fr        Pembroke Pines (Pembroke Pines Charter)
* 15 Carly Wynn            OF      L-R  Jr   **   Sharpsburg, GA (Northgate)
* 17 Lauren Varsalona      P       R-R  So        Knoxville, TN (Karns/Indian River CC)
* 18 Michelle Snyder       IF      R-R  Sr   ***  Wenatchee, WA (Eastmont)
* 19 Courtney Stager       UTL     R-R  Fr        Trinity (J. W. Mitchell)
* 22 Mallory Borden        IF      R-R  So        Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy/Santa Fe CC)
* 25 Sarah Hamilton        P       R-R  So   *    Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 28 Brittany Joseph       UTL     R-R  So   *    Laurel, DE (Sussex Technical)
  35 Robin Ahrberg         C       R-R  Jr   **   Stillwater, OK (Stillwater)
* 44 Camille Garcia        IF      R-R  Jr   **   Sandia Pueblo, NM (Walnut)
* 77 Allison Collins       UTL     R-R  So   *    Niceville (Niceville)

2009 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sarah Hamilton           National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  1

2009 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/06
Ref
N
IOWA
Texas Invitational, Austin, Tx
W 6-0
02/06
Ref
A
TEXAS
Texas Invitational
L 2-3
02/07
Ref
N
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Texas Invitational, Austin, Tx
W 4-3
02/07
Ref
N
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Texas Inviataional, Austin, Tx
W 10-5
02/08
Ref
A
TEXAS
Texas Invitational Championship
W 6-4
02/11
Ref
A
FLORIDA A&M W 5-0
02/13
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
Sunshine Classic
W 6-0
02/14
Ref
H
MIAMI OF OHIO
Sunshine Classic
W 10-2
02/15
Ref
H
PURDUE
Sunshine Classic
W 8-0
02/15
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sunshine Classic
L 4-5
02/18
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA W 6-1
02/21
Ref
H
EAST CAROLINA
Seminole Classic
L 1-2
02/21
Ref
H
INDIANA
Seminole Classic
W 7-0
02/22
Ref
H
CAL-RIVERSIDE
Seminole Classic
W 13-2
02/22
Ref
H
MICHIGAN
Seminole Classic
W 6-5
02/24
Ref
H
MICHIGAN L 0-1
03/05
Ref
H
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
FSU Invitational
W 3-2
03/06
Ref
H
TROY
FSU Invitational
W 2-0
03/06
Ref
H
LIBERTY
FSU Invitational
W 11-3
03/07
Ref
H
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
FSU Invitational
W 6-1
03/09
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA L 0-1
03/10
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 6-2
03/10
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 4-1
03/12
Ref
N
WASHINGTON
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
L 1-4
03/12
Ref
N
OKLAHOMA
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
L 1-3
03/13
Ref
N
FRESNO STATE
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
L 0-1
03/14
Ref
N
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
W 3-0
03/15
Ref
N
TEXAS
Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca
W 2-0
03/18
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 4-0
03/18
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 10-0
03/23
Ref
A
NORTH FLORIDA W 7-0
03/23
Ref
A
NORTH FLORIDA L 3-5
03/24
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M W 5-1
03/28
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH L 3-8
03/28
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH L 0-3
03/29
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 5-4
04/04
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 6-0
04/04
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 3-2
04/05
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH L 0-2
04/07
Ref
H
TROY W 8-0
04/07
Ref
H
TROY W 1-0
04/08
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 3-4
04/11
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 1-0
04/11
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 8-0
04/12
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 1-0
04/18
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 10-1
04/18
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 1-0
04/19
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 1-0
04/25
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 3-1
04/25
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 12-4
04/26
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 5-1
05/02
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 2-0
05/02
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 1-0
05/03
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 4-0
05/08
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
ACC, Raleigh, NC
W 2-0
05/09
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Raleigh, NC
W 4-1
05/10
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH
ACC Championship, Raleigh, NC
L 1-3
05/15
Ref
H
OKLAHOMA STATE
NCAA
L 0-1
05/16
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI STATE
NCAA
W 5-0
05/16
Ref
H
OKLAHOMA STATE
NCAA
L 0-1
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   44-16    25- 6    12- 6     7- 4


2009 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  GEORGIA TECH         17- 3    46-15 
 2  FLORIDA STATE        17- 4    44-16 
 3  NORTH CAROLINA       15- 5    47-13 
 4  MARYLAND              9-11    29-26 
 5  VIRGINIA TECH         8-10    28-28 
 6  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  5-13    23-25 
 7  BOSTON COLLEGE        3-15    18-33 
 8  VIRGINIA              2-15    25-22 

2009 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Raleigh, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/08/2009  (3)NORTH CAROLINA 3, (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1      
05/08/2009  (2)FLORIDA STATE 2, (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 0             
05/08/2009  (1)GEORGIA TECH 7, (8)VIRGINIA 0                    
05/08/2009  (5)VIRGINIA TECH 3, (4)MARYLAND 0                   
05/09/2009  (2)FLORIDA STATE 4, (3)NORTH CAROLINA 1             
05/09/2009  (1)GEORGIA TECH 14, (5)VIRGINIA TECH 4              
05/10/2009  (1)GEORGIA TECH 3, (2)FLORIDA STATE 1               

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ACC Championship, Raleigh, NC                                                                                                                                                                           
5/8/2009  - North Carolina 3, North Carolina State 1                                                                                                                                                    
            Florida State 2, Boston College 0                                                                                                                                                           
            Georgia Tech 7, Virginia 0                                                                                                                                                                  
            Virginia Tech 3, Maryland 0                                                                                                                                                                 
5/9/2009  - Florida State 4, North Carolina 1                                                                                                                                                           
            Georgia Tech 14, Virginia Tech 4                                                                                                                                                            
5/10/2009 - Georgia Tech 3, Florida State 1                                                                                                                                                             

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/06/2009
IOWA
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Mallory
Borden
Courtney
Stager
02/06/2009
TEXAS
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Mallory
Borden
Courtney
Stager
02/07/2009
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Michelle
Snyder
Courtney
Stager
02/07/2009
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Michelle
Snyder
Amber
Bryant
02/08/2009
TEXAS
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Michelle
Snyder
Courtney
Stager
02/11/2009
FLORIDA A&M
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
Amber
Bryant
02/13/2009
APPALACHIAN STATE
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
02/14/2009
MIAMI OF OHIO
Carly
Wynn
Ashley
Stager
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
Amber
Bryant
02/15/2009
PURDUE
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
02/15/2009
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
02/18/2009
SOUTH ALABAMA
Carly
Wynn
Ashley
Stager
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
Amber
Bryant
02/21/2009
EAST CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
02/21/2009
INDIANA
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
02/22/2009
CAL-RIVERSIDE
Carly
Wynn
Ashley
Stager
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
Amber
Bryant
02/22/2009
MICHIGAN
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
02/24/2009
MICHIGAN
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
Courtney
Rosen
03/05/2009
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Carly
Wynn
Ashley
Stager
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
Shayla
Jackson
03/06/2009
TROY
Carly
Wynn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/06/2009
LIBERTY
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/07/2009
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/09/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Mallory
Borden
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/10/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/10/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/12/2009
WASHINGTON
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/12/2009
OKLAHOMA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/13/2009
FRESNO STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Kaleigh
Rafter
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/14/2009
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Allison
Collins
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
Amber
Bryant
03/15/2009
TEXAS
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Allison
Collins
03/18/2009
JACKSONVILLE
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
Amber
Bryant
03/18/2009
JACKSONVILLE
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Allison
Collins
Brittany
Joseph
Amber
Bryant
03/23/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/23/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Amber
Bryant
03/24/2009
FLORIDA A&M
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Jessica
Gilmore
Brittany
Joseph
03/28/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
03/28/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Amber
Bryant
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
03/29/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Brittany
Joseph
04/04/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/04/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/05/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/07/2009
TROY
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/07/2009
TROY
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/08/2009
FLORIDA
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/11/2009
MARYLAND
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/11/2009
MARYLAND
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/12/2009
MARYLAND
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/18/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/18/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/19/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Shayla
Jackson
Carly
Wynn
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/25/2009
VIRGINIA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Michelle
Snyder
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/25/2009
VIRGINIA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
04/26/2009
VIRGINIA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Michelle
Snyder
Amber
Bryant
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/02/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Mallory
Borden
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/02/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Mallory
Borden
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/03/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Carly
Wynn
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Monica
Montez
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/08/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Michelle
Snyder
Monica
Montez
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/09/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/10/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Courtney
Rosen
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/15/2009
OKLAHOMA STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Courtney
Rosen
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/16/2009
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph
05/16/2009
OKLAHOMA STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Kaleigh
Rafter
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Michelle
Snyder
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Brittany
Joseph

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/06/2009
IOWA
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Courtney
Stager
02/06/2009
TEXAS
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Courtney
Stager
02/07/2009
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Courtney
Stager
02/07/2009
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Amber
Bryant
02/08/2009
TEXAS
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Courtney
Stager
02/11/2009
FLORIDA A&M
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Amber
Bryant
02/13/2009
APPALACHIAN STATE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
02/14/2009
MIAMI OF OHIO
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Amber
Bryant
02/15/2009
PURDUE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
02/15/2009
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
02/18/2009
SOUTH ALABAMA
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Amber
Bryant
02/21/2009
EAST CAROLINA
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
02/21/2009
INDIANA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
02/22/2009
CAL-RIVERSIDE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Amber
Bryant
02/22/2009
MICHIGAN
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
02/24/2009
MICHIGAN
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Mallory
Borden
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
03/05/2009
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
03/06/2009
TROY
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
03/06/2009
LIBERTY
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/07/2009
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/09/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/10/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/10/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/12/2009
WASHINGTON
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/12/2009
OKLAHOMA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/13/2009
FRESNO STATE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/14/2009
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/15/2009
TEXAS
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Mallory
Borden
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/18/2009
JACKSONVILLE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Carly
Wynn
Jessica
Gilmore
03/18/2009
JACKSONVILLE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/23/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/23/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Jessica
Gilmore
Mallory
Borden
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/24/2009
FLORIDA A&M
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/28/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/28/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/29/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/04/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/04/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/05/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/07/2009
TROY
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/07/2009
TROY
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/08/2009
FLORIDA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/11/2009
MARYLAND
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/11/2009
MARYLAND
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/12/2009
MARYLAND
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/18/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/18/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/19/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/25/2009
VIRGINIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/25/2009
VIRGINIA
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/26/2009
VIRGINIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Jessica
Gilmore
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/02/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/02/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/03/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/08/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/09/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/10/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/15/2009
OKLAHOMA STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/16/2009
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/16/2009
OKLAHOMA STATE
Terese
Gober
Kaleigh
Rafter
Brittany
Joseph
Kristie
McConn
Michelle
Snyder
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson


2009 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT ============================================================================================================ Carly Wynn .337 60 60 202 43 68 11 5 6 34 107 .530 25 1 29 0 .409 2 2 21 21 Kaleigh Rafter .332 60 60 184 25 61 11 1 11 42 107 .582 20 1 16 3 .394 3 4 1 2 Shayla Jackson .315 43 43 146 19 46 4 0 1 15 53 .363 0 0 13 0 .315 0 8 8 13 Ashley Stager .295 60 60 166 32 49 5 1 6 31 74 .446 25 7 35 0 .405 2 6 13 20 Monica Montez .273 45 39 99 9 27 2 0 0 10 29 .293 15 2 9 0 .379 0 8 4 7 Michelle Snyder .234 60 60 154 15 36 7 0 4 21 55 .357 20 4 26 1 .337 0 4 5 5 Mallory Borden .228 56 53 149 18 34 3 0 2 16 43 .289 9 2 33 1 .281 0 5 4 5 Amber Bryant .220 40 13 41 10 9 1 0 0 2 10 .244 4 0 15 0 .289 0 0 3 5 Jessica Gilmore .217 52 32 106 20 23 4 1 0 11 29 .274 8 1 23 1 .276 1 2 6 7 Kristie McConn .214 59 58 140 21 30 4 0 1 16 37 .264 9 7 32 0 .293 1 7 11 12 Courtney Rosen .200 41 3 30 10 6 0 0 0 0 6 .200 6 3 8 0 .385 0 1 2 2 Brittany Joseph .188 58 53 112 16 21 3 0 0 9 24 .214 13 3 43 0 .287 1 4 4 6 Courtney Stager .133 17 4 15 4 2 0 0 0 2 2 .133 1 1 5 0 .222 1 0 0 0 Allison Collins .097 33 3 31 4 3 0 0 0 1 3 .097 9 0 8 0 .300 0 0 0 0 Camille Garcia .000 9 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 4 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Sarah Hamilton .000 42 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Terese Gober .000 40 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Jessica Lola .000 19 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 Lauren Varsalona .000 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ======================================================================================= FSU .262 60 60 1584 252 415 55 8 31 210 579 .366 164 32 299 6 .341 11 51 82 106 Opp .178 60 60 1496 93 267 42 2 17 77 364 .243 93 25 550 1 .238 4 48 30 43

2009 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 ======================================================================================================================== Sarah Hamilton 0.83 20 7 42 30 15 10 6 2 201.2 108 31 24 43 311 22 0 6 696 .155 13 11 0 1 25 Terese Gober 1.24 24 9 40 30 13 7 5 1 191.2 123 46 34 45 210 16 1 9 677 .182 7 11 0 3 22 Lauren Varsalona 3.00 0 0 18 0 0 0 4 1 28.0 36 16 12 6 31 4 1 2 123 .293 4 3 0 0 1 ==================================================================================================== FSU 1.16 44 16 100 60 28 24 7 4 421.1 267 93 70 94 552 42 2 17 1496 .178 24 25 0 4 48 Opp 3.17 16 44 60 36 7 1 0 409.0 415 252 185 164 300 55 8 31 1583 .262 26 32 1 12 51

2009 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Sarah Hamilton 4 29 0 1.000 1 Courtney Stager 4 0 0 1.000 0 Amber Bryant 4 0 0 1.000 0 Lauren Varsalona 0 3 0 1.000 0 Allison Collins 1 1 0 1.000 0 Courtney Rosen 0 2 0 1.000 0 Kaleigh Rafter 540 46 6 .990 2 Terese Gober 9 51 1 .984 2 Kristie McConn 113 72 5 .974 2 Brittany Joseph 320 6 10 .970 6 Monica Montez 29 3 1 .970 1 Carly Wynn 48 4 2 .963 0 Michelle Snyder 54 123 10 .947 4 Ashley Stager 62 72 8 .944 2 Jessica Gilmore 50 1 3 .944 0 Shayla Jackson 19 0 2 .905 0 Mallory Borden 7 8 2 .882 1 Camille Garcia 0 0 1 .000 0 Jessica Lola 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1264 421 51 .971 Opp 1227 481 80 .955 18

FLORIDA STATE 6, IOWA 0
02/06/2009, Texas Invitational, Austin, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Open Season With 6-0 Win Over Hawkeyes.

Florida State pitcher Terese Gober struck out nine batters in the sweep.

AUSTIN, TX - Florida State softball opened up the 2009 campaign with a big 6-0 win against Iowa on Friday afternoon at McCombs Field for day one of the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational.

Veteran pitcher Terese Gober struck out nine batters and allowed just one hit against the Hawkeyes. Fellow junior Monica Montez led the Noles with three hits while redshirt senior Jessica Gilmore also had a multi-hit game with two.

The Seminoles put down nine hits with four RBI and only three batters struck out against the Iowa team that received votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 preseason poll.

The win propels Florida State's all-time record to 27-4 in season openers with the series record against Iowa advancing to 6-3 with FSU holding the advantage.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        4  1  3   1  0  0  1  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  1  1   1  0  1  9  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         1B        3  1  2   0  1  1  2  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  1   1  0  0  4  1
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Stager         RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  4
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  6  9   4  2  3 21  5
Opp                              22  0  1   0  0  9 18 10

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (1)
3B - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (1)
HBP - FSU-Kristie McConn (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (1), Kristie McConn (1), Courtney Rosen (1)
CS - FSU-Amber Bryant (1), Jessica Gilmore (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (1-0)    7.0  1  0  0  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  0  9
Opp                  L          6.0  9  6  4  2  3


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IOWA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
FLORIDA STATE
2
1
0
0
3
0
x
6
9
0

TEXAS 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
02/06/2009, AUSTIN, TX, Texas Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits Opening Day With 3-2 Loss To Texas.

Sophomore pitcher Sarah Hamilton struck out seven Longhorns.

AUSTIN, TX - Following a solid 6-0 sweep over Iowa earlier in the day, Florida State was unable to repeat against Texas in game two, falling 3-2 at McCombs Field. The Seminoles are 1-1 at the conclusion of day one at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational.

The Seminoles got things started early in the first inning thanks to the dynamic duo of junior Carly Wynn and senior Kaleigh Rafter. Wynn got on base thanks to a double hit towards left center and was brought home on an RBI single hit by Rafter in the third spot. Both went 2-for-3 with one RBI apiece against Texas and head into day two tied with .429 batting averages.

Sophomore pitcher Sarah Hamilton threw a complete game with seven strikeouts, giving up three earned runs on six hits with one walk.

In her collegiate debut, Courtney Stager hit a single to right center and would come around to score in the top of the seventh off a double hit by Wynn. Also notching a hit for the Noles was junior Monica Montez who currently tops the team with a .571 batting average after two games.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   1  1  0  3  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  2   1  0  0  7  1
Jessica Gilmore         1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Stager         RF        2  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  2  6   2  1  3 18  3
Opp                              24  3  6   3  1  7 21  9

E - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Kristie McConn (2), Courtney Stager (1)
SH - FSU-Monica Montez (1), Ashley Stager (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (2)
CS - Opp-1

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


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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
6
1
TEXAS
0
0
1
0
0
2
x
3
6
0

FLORIDA STATE 4, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 3
02/07/2009, Texas Invitational, Austin, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Pull Off 4-3 Extra Innings Win Over Stephen F. Austin.

Senior Kaleigh Rafter went 3-for-4 in the win, advancing Florida State to 2-1 overall.

AUSTIN, TX - Florida State fought back from a 2-1 deficit to clinch the 4-3 win over Stephen F. Austin on day two of the Time Warner Texas Invitational. Thanks to two runs in the bottom of the eighth, the Seminoles are now 2-1 to start the season.

The LadyJacks took an early lead in the top of the third, but Florida State answered in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single hit by Monica Montez that scored fellow junior Carly Wynn from second.

The tie wouldn't last long as SFA scored again in the fourth on an error by third baseman Michelle Snyder to go up 2-1. It seemed like game over for Florida State with a runner on second and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but a double down the leftfield line by Jessica Gilmore notched the second run scored by Wynn and would send the game into extra innings.

Thanks to the international tie breaker, the last batter in the previous inning is placed on second to start the inning. With two outs, Kim Daley of SFA had a nice hit to left field, bringing home Amber Price and giving the LadyJacks the 3-2 lead.

First up for FSU was sophomore Kristie McConn who was given the signal for a sacrifice bunt that advanced runner Ashley Stager to third. Newcomer, and fellow sophomore, Mallory Borden hit a grounder to the third baseman whose throw was off, allowing Borden to reach first safely and then advance to second on the throw. The error also scored Stager to once again tie the game, 3-3.

With Borden on second, pinch hitter Camille Garcia flied out to center bringing up freshman Courtney Stager who was 0-for-3 coming into the eighth. Lucky for Stager, another SFA error, this time by the shortstop, would move her to first and bring Borden home to seal the 4-3 win for the Seminoles.

Leading the Noles on offense was senior Kaleigh Rafter who went 3-for-4, including a double, and batted a .545 average. Wynn also had a good day at the plate after hitting 2-for-4, stealing a base and scoring two runs.

Credited with the win was Terese Gober who entered the game in the top of the fifth when Stephen F. Austin was up 2-1 on the FSU. Gober picked up her second win with four strikeouts, three hits and one earned run. Sophomore Sarah Hamilton started the game, but was replaced with fellow sophomore Lauren Varsalona after giving up two runs, one earned, four hits and walking two. Varsalona managed to strike out one batter but gave up a hit before Gober was called in from the bullpen.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  1   1  1  0  1  1
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  0  3   0  0  0  8  2
Jessica Gilmore         1B        2  0  1   1  2  1 10  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  0   0  0  0  1  5
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  5
Mallory Borden          DP        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Stager         RF        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  4  8   2  3  3 24 16
Opp                              30  3  8   2  4  8 24  8

E - Opp-3, FSU-Michelle Snyder (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (2), Jessica Gilmore (1), Mallory Borden (1)
SH - FSU-Monica Montez (2), Kristie McConn (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  3.1  4  2  1  2  3
Lauren Varsalona                1.1  1  0  0  0  1
Terese Gober         W (2-0)    3.1  3  1  0  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  8  3  1  4  8
Opp                  L          8.0  8  4  2  3  3


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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
3
8
3
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
4
8
1

FLORIDA STATE 10, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 5
02/07/2009, Texas Inviataional, Austin, Tx

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Advances To Championship Game With 10-5 Win Over Stephen F. Austin.

The Seminoles will face tournament host Texas at 12:30 p.m. EST on Sunday.

AUSTIN, TX - Whatever Florida State ate for dinner did wonders as the Seminoles hit three home runs in the 10-5 win over Stephen F. Austin in the second semi-final game on McCombs Field at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational Saturday night. The win advances Florida State to the championship game against Texas at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Junior Monica Montez put FSU on the board in the first off a single up the middle hit by redshirt senior Jessica Gilmore. With Gilmore on, sophomore Ashley Stager stepped up and cranked her first home run of the season over left center, scoring two runs.

Batting in the sixth spot was Stager's classmate Kristie McConn who made it to first safely on a fielding error by the third baseman. Sophomore Mallory Borden would also reach first and advance McConn to second when SFA was unable to execute a fielder's choice.

With two runners on, senior Michelle Snyder was up and entered the evening with just one hit after three games. That stat would change after the third baseman knocked a three-run round-tripper over the leftfield wall to give FSU the 6-0 advantage heading into the second inning.

Overall, the Seminoles batted through the lineup in the first inning with two home runs and six runs scored, three of them earned.

The Ladyjacks would not score at the top of the second as the Noles started the bottom half at the top of the lineup with junior Carly Wynn. Not one to be left out of all the fun, Wynn swung at the second pitch and sent it over right center for the third homer of the game that would force SFA to make a pitching change. Florida State was now up 7-0 heading into the third inning.

Stephen F. Austin was on the board after three complete innings and the score would hold at 7-1 until the fifth when new Nole pitcher, sophomore Lauren Varsalona, gave up three runs, two of them earned, closing the gap to 7-4. But FSU answered in the bottom of the inning with three earned runs to once again pull away.

Varsalona would give SFA its final run of the game in the sixth before Sarah Hamilton was called in to close out the seventh.

Credited with the win for Florida State was junior Terese Gober who is now a perfect 3-0 this weekend and gave up just one earned run on three hits in three innings pitched.

Wynn once again led the offensive attack along with Stager and Snyder who all went 2-for-4 in the bug 10-5 win. One of those hits for Wynn was a triple to start off the game for the Noles.

Florida State recorded 11 hits, 10 RBI and struck out nine batters against Stephen F. Austin and will play for the tournament title on Sunday against tournament host Texas.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  2   2  0  0  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Stager       LF        1  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   0  1  0  9  0
Jessica Gilmore         1B        2  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        1  0  0   0  1  1  7  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  4
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  1
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Allison Collins       PH-DP     2  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        4  2  2   4  0  1  1  2
Amber Bryant            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30 10 11  10  5  4 21  8
Opp                              30  5  9   4  2  9 18  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (2)
2B - Opp-3
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (1), Ashley Stager (1), Michelle Snyder (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Monica Montez (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (3-0)    3.0  3  1  1  1  2
Lauren Varsalona                3.0  6  4  3  0  4
Sarah Hamilton                  1.0  0  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  5  4  2  9
Opp                  L          6.0 11 10  7  5  4


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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
0
0
1
0
3
1
0
5
9
1
FLORIDA STATE
6
1
0
0
3
0
x
10
11
1

FLORIDA STATE 6, TEXAS 4
02/08/2009, AUSTIN, TX, Texas Invitational Championship

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Crowned Champions Of Texas Invitational With 6-4 Win Over Longhorns.

Kaleigh Rafter and Ashley Stager each recorded a home run in the title game.

AUSTIN, TX - Florida State begins the 2009 season with a tournament title after taking down Texas, 6-4, in the championship game of the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational on McCombs Field Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles are now 4-1 on the year after notching two home runs and a double in the big win over the Longhorns.

Much to the dismay of the tournament hosts, the Noles won the coin toss and would have the home team advantage against the Longhorns. The Garnet and Gold got things started early, filling the bases and scoring two in the bottom of the first.

Senior Kaleigh Rafter put the first hit on the board with a single to centerfield that loaded the bases. A strikeout by Jessica Gilmore brought sophomore Ashley Stager to the plate with one out. Stager would suffer her first hit by pitch of the season, she was hit a whopping 17 times last season, that would bring junior Carly Wynn home for the first point of the game.

Junior Monica Montez would round out the scoring in the first off an RBI single up the middle from sophomore second baseman Kristie McConn to advance FSU to a 2-0 lead heading into the second.

Texas would not answer until the top of the fourth when the leadoff batter, Alexis Bennett, hit a home run over left center off of FSU pitcher Terese Gober to put the Longhorns on the board.

The score would remain 2-1 until the fifth when both teams scored. Texas base runner Crystal Saenz managed to touch home plate before teammate Desiree Williams was tagged out at third for the last out, tying up the game 2-2.

But the Seminoles battled back with a Rafter home run down the leftfield line, her first of season and 27th career. Stager laid down a nice bunt to reach first and rounded the bases on a McConn double to pull the Noles ahead 4-2.

But Texas wasn't giving up without a fight as FSU called in sophomore Sarah Hamilton from the bullpen to start the sixth inning. Hamilton walked the first batter and managed to strikeout the next two before power hitter Brittany Barnhill stepped up and knocked a two-RBI homer over left center to once again tie the game.

Florida State would go three up and three down in the bottom of the sixth, giving Texas one last chance to pull ahead. Gober would return to the circle for the second batter in the lineup and get out safely with no runs and one hit.

The pressure was on for FSU to win it in the bottom of the seventh as there was no time for extra innings with the Noles having to catch a 4:00 p.m. flight. Montez led the inning and grounded out to the first baseman. Rafter wouldn't repeat her performance from the previous innings and grounded out to the pitcher.

With two outs and Stager on deck, Gilmore hit a single to the shortstop with one out left in the inning. It appeared the game would likely end in a tie as the count was full, but the shortstop took a mighty swing at the next pitch and sent it flying over the leftfield wall to clinch the 6-4 victory for Florida State.

Stager went 3-for-3, one homer, with three RBI and two runs scored while Rafter was 3-for-4 with one homer, one run and one RBI. McConn also had a good showing after hitting 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Gober was awarded with her third win this season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  1
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  1  3   1  0  0  3  1
Jessica Gilmore         1B        3  1  1   0  0  1  4  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  2  3   3  0  0  4  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  2   2  0  0  4  2
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Stager         RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  6  9   6  2  4 21  7
Opp                              25  4  7   4  4  3 20  9

2B - FSU-Kristie McConn (1)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (1), Ashley Stager (2)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Jessica Gilmore (1)
SB - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (4-0)    6.0  4  2  2  3  1
Sarah Hamilton                  1.0  3  2  2  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  4  4  4  3
Opp                  L          6.2  9  6  6  2  4


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TEXAS
0
0
0
1
1
2
0
4
7
0
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
0
2
0
2
6
9
0

FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA A&M 0
02/11/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Softball Defeats Florida A&M, 5-0.

Sophomore Mallory Borden led the Seminoles with three hits and two RBI.

TALLAHASSEE, FL -Florida State extends its winning streak to four with a 5-0 win over Florida A&M on Wednesday night at the Lady Rattler Softball Complex. The Seminoles are now 5-1 on the season and the win is the eighth straight in the all-time series against the Rattlers.

Picking up her first win this year was sophomore Sarah Hamilton who improved her ERA to 2.29 after striking out 13 batters and giving up just one hit.

Leading the Noles on offense were designated player Mallory Borden and catcher Kaleigh Rafter. Borden, a sophomore transfer from Santa Fe Junior College, went a near perfect 3-for-4, including a double, drove in one run and scored two. Rafter, the ACC Player of the Week, was 2-for-4 on the evening and scored the first run for FSU in the first. The starting catcher has recorded a hit in all six games this year and tonight was her fourth multi-hit game.

After seven, Florida State notched eight hits and committed two errors while FAMU managed one hit with three gaffes.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   2  0  2  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  1  2   0  0  0 11  4
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        4  2  3   1  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  0   1  1  0  5  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Amber Bryant            RF        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  5  8   4  3  6 21  7
Opp                              21  0  1   0  0 13 21  6

E - Opp-3, FSU-Michelle Snyder (3), Brittany Joseph (1)
2B - FSU-Mallory Borden (2)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Brittany Joseph (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (1-1)    7.0  1  0  0  0 13
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  0 13
Opp                  L          7.0  8  5  4  3  6


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FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
0
0
2
1
5
8
2
FLORIDA A&M
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3

FLORIDA STATE 6, APPALACHIAN STATE 0
02/13/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Shutout Mountaineers In Home Opener.

Florida State picks up its third shutout of the season with the 6-0 win against Appalachian State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State shutout Appalachian State, 6-0, in the first home game of the season on day one of the Sunshine Classic at JoAnne Graf Field Friday afternoon. The Seminoles extend the winning streak to five and are currently 6-1 to start the year while the Mountaineers drop to 0-2.

Sophomore Terese Gober is now a picture-perfect 5-0 after picking up her fifth win and striking out eight, giving up five hits and walking three Mountaineers. Credited with the loss was Kayla Richardson who gave up eight hits, four earned runs and managed to strike out just one Noles.

Sophomore Kristie McConn led the Garnet and Gold on offense, going 3-for-3 with a season-high three RBI. The second baseman is now hitting at .316 as she recorded her second multiple-hit game this year.

Florida State was up 2-0 on Appalachian State after four and would score two more in the six as an onslaught of Seminole batters loaded the bases and forced the Mountaineers to make a pitching change after scoring two to extend the lead to 4-0.

The Noles scored the final two runs of the game in the seventh after ACC Player of the Week Kaleigh Rafter reached third with her first triple of the season. The starting catcher would score on an RBI single from sophomore Ashley Stager who would score the sixth run thanks to sacrifice fly to right field from McConn. Going 1-for-3, Rafter keeps her seven-game hitting streak alive to improve her batting average to .520. The redshirt senior also matched her career high for putouts with 11.

Redshirt senior Jessica Gilmore and sophomore Mallory Borden each went 2-for-4 and scored two runs, while Gilmore drove in one. Rounding out the hits for Florida State were juniors Carly Wynn and Monica Montez and sophomore Ashley Stager, each putting one on the board. The Sunshine

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
  Amber Bryant          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  1  1   0  1  0 11  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        4  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         RF        4  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  3   3  0  0  0  2
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   1  1  0  1  5
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6 11   6  3  1 21 10
Opp                              26  0  6   0  3 10 21  7

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Mallory Borden (3), Jessica Gilmore (2), Kristie McConn (2)
3B - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (1)
HBP - FSU-Monica Montez (1), Courtney Rosen (1)
SF - FSU-Kristie McConn (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jessica Gilmore (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (5-0)    6.0  5  0  0  3  8
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  0  0  3 10
Opp                  L          7.0 11  6  6  3  1


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
1
0
2
2
6
11
0
APPALACHIAN STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
1

FLORIDA STATE 10, MIAMI OF OHIO 2
02/14/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Keep Winning Streak Alive With 10-2 Victory Over RedHawks.

Florida State is 7-1 overall which is the best start since the 2004 season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State is out to a great start after taking down Miami (Ohio) University, 10-2, in five innings on JoAnne Graf Field at the Sunshine Classic on Saturday. Despite a rain delay that threatened to cancel the entire day, the Seminoles were able to extend the winning streak to six straight and are 7-1 overall which is the best start for the program since kicking off the 2004 season on a 10-game winning streak.

Picking up her second win this season was sophomore Sarah Hamilton who pitched four complete innings and gave up one unearned run on seven hits and struck out eight batters. Transfer Lauren Varsalona stepped into the circle in the fifth inning and gave up two hits and one earned run. Hamilton improved to 2-1 with 1.88 ERA.

Leading the Seminoles on offense once again was junior heavy-hitter Carly Wynn. The centerfielder went 2-for-3, including a double and a triple, with three RBI and scored three runs for the Noles. Wynn's batting average is now an impressive .379.

Sophomore Ashley Stager was a perfect 2-for-2 after hitting an RBI double to score Wynn in the third. Stager would bring Wynn across the plate again in the final inning thanks to an RBI single to right center.

Recording her first collegiate hit in the second inning was freshman outfielder Amber Bryant who hit one to the third baseman and beat out the throw to first. Bryant would also pick up two runs in the win.

Seniors Jessica Gilmore and Michelle Snyder and sophomore Brittany Joseph rounding out the hits for FSU with one each. Snyder would also score once while Joseph picked up two runs in back-to-back innings.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  3  2   3  1  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  2   2  0  0  2  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         2  1  0   1  1  0  9  0
  Allison Collins       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   1  1  1  0  1
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Stager       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  2  1   0  1  1  3  2
Amber Bryant            RF        3  2  1   0  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23 10  8   9  4  2 15  4
Opp                              21  2  9   2  0  8 13  5

E - Opp-3, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (3), Ashley Stager (1), Michelle Snyder (1)
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (2)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)
SH - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (2-1)    4.0  7  1  0  0  8
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  2  1  1  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  9  2  1  0  8
Opp                  L          5.1  8 10  7  4  2


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
MIAMI OF OHIO
1
0
0
0
1
2
9
3
FLORIDA STATE
3
2
3
0
2
10
8
1

FLORIDA STATE 8, PURDUE 0
02/15/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Shutout Boilermakers, Drop To Bulldogs.

Rafter and McConn picked up home runs against Mississippi State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State shutout Purdue, ranked No. 23 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll, 8-0 in five but fell 5-4 to Mississippi State in back-to-back games on the final day of the Sunshine Classic at JoAnne Graf Field on Sunday. The Seminoles are now 8-2 overall with just the one loss over the weekend.

Picking up the big win over the Boilermakers was sophomore Sarah Hamilton, her third this year, as she managed to strike out six and give up just three hits. The Tallahassee native is now throwing a staff high 1.54 ERA with two shutouts and is 3-1 overall.

Credited with her first loss of the season against Mississippi State was Terese Gober (5-1) after giving up seven hits, five earned runs with just three strikeouts and one walk. Gober's ERA slips to 1.87 on the season.

Despite the 5-4 loss to the Bulldogs, sophomore Kristie McConn hit her second career home run, a two-RBI bomb to left field in the first while redshirt senior Kaleigh Rafter picked up her second homer of the season, 29th in her career, that would score Florida State's final two runs of the game in the fifth.

Against Purdue, three Noles recorded multiple-hits, juniors Carly Wynn and Monica Montez and sophomore Ashley Stager each had two hits with Wynn and Montez driving in two runs and Stager scoring two.

The Garnet and Gold was on the board in the bottom of the second against Purdue, scoring four and batting through the lineup. Boilermaker pitcher Dana Alcocer loaded the bases after hitting Kristie McConn with a pitch, giving up a single to Stager and striking out Mallory Borden who would reach first on a passed ball. Redshirt senior Jessica Gilmore would draw a walk that would move McConn home and put FSU on the board.

A Purdue error by the shortstop and two more FSU singles would advance the Noles to 4-0 to end the second inning. Florida State finished the deal in the fifth after the Boilermakers walked in the fifth run, followed by an RBI single. The score quickly became 7-0 after yet another run was walked in. With the bases still loaded, redshirt senior Kaleigh Rafter hit a nice single to center to drive in Brittany Joseph and seal the 8-0 run rule victory for the Seminoles.

The win over No. 23 Purdue was the fourth shutout this year and the second five-inning win for Florida State.

The second game of the day would cut the Seminoles' seven-game winning streak short as Mississippi State managed to come back from a 4-1 deficit heading into the bottom of the fifth to come back and win it 5-4.

The Noles were the visiting team on the board against the Bulldogs and once again managed to get on the board early in the first thanks to McConn's two-RBI home run hit on a full count.

Stager would go 2-for-3 against Mississippi State while Borden, Gilmore and Joseph would round out the hits for FSU.

After two complete games, Florida State was 16-for-47 as a team, with 12 runs, 12 RBI and a .340 batting average while committing no errors.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  2   2  0  0  2  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  2   2  1  1  1  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   1  0  0  6  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  2  2   0  1  0  0  1
Mallory Borden          DP        3  2  1   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         RF        2  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  1  0   2  1  0  3  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  8  9   8  4  3 15  3
Opp                              18  0  3   0  0  6 13  7

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Kristie McConn (3), Michelle Snyder (1)
SH - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (1)
SB - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (3-1)    5.0  3  0  0  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  0  0  0  6
Opp                  L          4.1  9  8  6  4  3


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
PURDUE
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
4
0
0
4
8
9
0

MISSISSIPPI STATE 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
02/15/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine Classic

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  1  1   2  0  0  5  2
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  1   2  0  1  3  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  2   0  0  0  2  1
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  1   0  0  0  6  0
  Allison Collins       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  7   4  3  3 18  7
Opp                              24  5  8   5  2  5 21  6

HR - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (2), Kristie McConn (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (3)
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (2), Ashley Stager (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (5-1)    4.2  7  5  5  2  5
Lauren Varsalona                1.1  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  8  5  5  3  7
Opp                  W          7.0  7  4  4  3  3


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, SOUTH ALABAMA 1
02/18/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Dominates 6-1 Win Over South Alabama.

The Seminoles improve to 9-2 on the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In the first home mid-week game this year, Florida State dominated the field to defeat South Alabama, 6-1, in the first regular season meeting between the teams. The Seminoles improve to a stellar 9-2 while the Jaguars slip back to 3-7 in week three of the 2009 season.

Picking up the win after three innings of work was junior Terese Gober, now 6-1 after striking out four and giving up just two hits and no runs. The veteran pitcher was relieved by sophomore Sarah Hamilton who entered in the fourth and also gave up two hits while striking out seven batters and walking one. Newcomer Lauren Varsalona would enter in the seventh and face four batters, giving up South Alabama's lone run and recording one strike out.

Leading the offense for the Noles once again was top-hitter Carly Wynn. The junior outfielder went 3-for-4, improving her season batting average to .400, while scoring two runs and picking up a stolen base.

Sophomores Mallory Borden and Ashley Stager each contributed to the hits category for FSU. Borden was 2-for-3 with one RBI while Stager stretches her hitting streak to eight straight games with one against the Jags and scored two runs for the Noles.

Fellow second-year Nole, Brittany Joseph, went a perfect 2-for-2 on top of scoring a run in the second inning. Rounding out the numbers for Florida State was redshirt senior Jessica Gilmore and freshman Amber Bryant who each notched one hit with Bryant also scoring once.

Overall, FSU out-hit South Alabama 10 to five while committing just one error to the visitor's three.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  2  3   0  0  0  1  1
Ashley Stager           SS        2  2  1   0  1  0  2  1
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   1  0  0 11  1
  Allison Collins       PH-C      1  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Stager       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  1  2   0  0  0  5  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Amber Bryant            RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6 10   3  1  4 21  6
Opp                              25  1  5   1  2 12 18  4

E - Opp-3, FSU-Brittany Joseph (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jessica Gilmore (3)
HR - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (4), Ashley Stager (3), Mallory Borden (1), Amber Bryant (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (6-1)    3.0  2  0  0  1  4
Sarah Hamilton                  3.0  2  0  0  1  7
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  1  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  1  1  2 12
Opp                  L          6.0 10  6  3  1  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SOUTH ALABAMA
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
5
3
FLORIDA STATE
2
3
0
0
0
1
x
6
10
1

EAST CAROLINA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
02/21/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To East Carolina, 2-1.

Senior Michelle Snyder led the Noles with two hits and one RBI.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In its first game of the Seminole Classic, Florida State fell 2-1 to East Carolina for the first time since 1994 at JoAnne Graf Field on Saturday afternoon. The Seminoles continue to lead the all-time series with ECU, 21-2, and are now 9-3 on the season while the Pirates improve to 5-5.

Picking up her second loss this season was junior pitcher Terese Gober who managed to strike out a pair of batters but gave up four hits and two runs, both unearned. The righty's ERA is now 1.47 after five innings of work as she was relieved by sophomore Sarah Hamilton in the bottom of the sixth. The Tallahassee native also struck out two of the three batters faced but was unable to secure the win for FSU.

The Seminoles were on the board early in the second inning after Kristie McConn reached first on a bunt then immediately stole second. The sophomore would score the lone run for FSU off an RBI single to centerfield from senior Michelle Snyder who went 2-for-3 to lead the Noles.

Also picking up hits against the Pirates was sophomore Brittany Joseph and redshirt seniors Jessica Gilmore and Kaleigh Rafter.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   0  0  0  5  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  2   1  0  0  2  3
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  8  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  1  6   1  1  5 18  6
Opp                              23  2  4   1  1  4 21  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
2B - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (6-2)    5.0  4  2  0  1  2
Sarah Hamilton                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  4  2  0  1  4
Opp                  W          7.0  6  1  1  1  5


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

FLORIDA STATE 7, INDIANA 0
02/21/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hamilton's No-Hitter Leads Florida State To 7-0 Win Over Indiana.

Mallory Borden's first home run of the season scored three for the Noles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Seminole sophomore Sarah Hamilton dominated Indiana on Saturday night in the Seminole Classic, throwing a no-hitter to lead Florida State past the Hoosiers, 7-0. It was the first no-hitter in seven innings since Tiffany McDonald held Florida A&M hitless in a 5-0 win on February 9, 2007. The win moves the Seminoles to 10-3 this season and slides Indiana back to 1-8.

Florida State was on the board first in the third inning, recovering from a double play to score two runs as Carly Wynn singled and stole second. Wynn later scored on a Monica Montez double that went all the way to the wall in left center. Montez would later score on a single from Kaleigh Rafter on a 2-0 pitch which the senior lined back up the middle for her ninth RBI of the season.

Hamilton (4-1) got off to a hot start, striking out six in the first three innings. Hamilton was the benefactor of a sharp defensive play by shortstop Ashley Stager in the fourth to get out of the inning. After walking two Hoosiers, Indiana's Samantha Berenter hit a slow roller to Stager, the Trinity, Fla. sophomore made a play on the run to retire Berenter to leave the Seminoles with a 2-0 lead.

The Seminoles added another run in the fourth when Jessica Gilmore hit a bouncer back up the middle that got by Indiana centerfielder Kelsey Stander, rolling all the way to the wall, scoring Mallory Borden. Florida State would later extend its lead to 4-0 after Michelle Snyder was called out for running outside of the base path giving Gilmore a chance to score from third. Borden would break the game wide open in the fifth with a three-run home run over the left center wall, the first of her career, driving in McConn and Stager to increase the lead to 7-0.

Hamilton experienced a close call to keep the no-hitter alive leading off the seventh with a Kelli Ritchison hot grounder to third. The play was made cleanly by Snyder, but the throw was mishandled by Brittany Joseph at first, the Seminoles' only error of the night. Hamilton would complete the no-hitter by striking out Brittany Stein for her 15th punchout of the evening.

Overall, FSU went 9-for-26 with five RBI, four walks and just three strikeouts. Hamilton adds a season-high 15 strikeouts to her resume, leading the Seminole pitching staff with a solid 1.10 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 10 appearances.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  1
Monica Montez           LF        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Stager       LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  0  2   1  0  0 13  1
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  2  1   3  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         RF        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
  Amber Bryant          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   0  1  1  2  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  7  9   5  4  2 21  4
Opp                              23  0  0   0  2 15 18  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Brittany Joseph (3)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (4), Monica Montez (1)
HR - FSU-Mallory Borden (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (5), Ashley Stager (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (4-1)    7.0  0  0  0  2 15
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  0  0  0  2 15
Opp                  L          6.0  9  7  5  4  3


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
INDIANA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
2
2
3
0
x
7
9
1

FLORIDA STATE 13, CAL-RIVERSIDE 2
02/22/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  3   3  0  0  0  3
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  2  0   0  0  0  7  0
  Allison Collins       PH-C      1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B-DP     4  2  2   2  0  0  3  2
Mallory Borden          DP-2B     4  0  1   3  0  1  0  2
Jessica Gilmore         LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Stager       PH-LF     1  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  2
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  1  1   1  0  0  9  1
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Amber Bryant            RF        3  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 13  8  11  4  2 21 11
Opp                              28  2  6   1  1  6 21  8

E - Opp-5, FSU-Michelle Snyder (4)
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager 2 (3)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Ashley Stager (1), Courtney Stager (1)
SB - FSU-Kristie McConn (3), Amber Bryant (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (7-2)    4.0  1  0  0  1  4
Lauren Varsalona     Sv(1)      3.0  5  2  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  2  1  1  6
Opp                  L          7.0  8 13  7  4  2


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
2
2
0
6
13
8
1
CAL-RIVERSIDE
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
6
5

FLORIDA STATE 6, MICHIGAN 5
02/22/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Upsets No. 4 Michigan In Extra-Inning Thriller.

Jessica Gilmore's game-winning double in the 11th lifts Noles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 2009 Seminole Classic concluded in exciting fashion on Sunday night, with Florida State defeating No. 4 Michigan, 6-5, in 11 innings at JoAnne Graf Field. It was the highest ranked opponent the Seminoles have defeated since taking down No. 1 Arizona State last season and the first victory over the Wolverines since 2004. Florida State improves to 12-3 while Michigan slips to 11-3.

In Sarah Hamilton's first start since her no-hitter against Indiana, the Florida State pitcher got in trouble early, walking in the first Michigan run as one of her three walks allowed in the inning. Hamilton would recover to get out of the inning with minimal damage, striking out the Wolverines' Marley Powers to leave the bases loaded.

Michigan would have another chance in the third, as a fielding error on Florida State first baseman Brittany Joseph gave the Wolverines a golden opportunity with runners on first and second with none out. A passed ball would allow the runners to advance to second and third, when pitcher Nikki Nemitz grounded out to third to get the Seminoles out of the jam unscathed.

Florida State took the lead in the fourth inning with a solo shot by Kaleigh Rafter to left center. The home run was the third of the season for Rafter and the 29th career round-tripper for the Canadian slugger. Kristie McConn would find her way to first with a picture-perfect bunt before advancing to second on a wild pitch. McConn would score on an error by Michigan third baseman Maggie Viehaus to enter the fifth inning leading, 2-1.

Florida State came up with a multitude of stellar defensive plays in the game, including a diving catch down the third base line by Michelle Snyder and a grab by right fielder Jessica Gilmore up against the tarp in foul territory. The game was tied up at 2-2 in the sixth when Michigan first baseman Dorian Shaw deposited a 1-2 pitch onto Spirit Way over the left field wall.

The Wolverines jumped ahead in what would be a wild ninth inning when Megan Gregory scored the go-ahead run - under Seminole Classic rules, the international tiebreaker was employed in extra innings. In the FSU half of the ninth, Rafter laced the first pitch to center field for a single before a fielding error by Michigan center fielder Molly Bausher would allow Monica Montez to score the tying run, with Rafter ending up on third with no out. After a Courtney Rosen walk, Rafter was thrown out at home on an Ashley Stager groundout - leaving runners on second and third with one out. Mallory Borden then popped out to short with Gilmore standing in for the final opportunity of the inning. A fantastic catch ended the ninth, when a Gilmore line drive was tipped by first baseman Shaw but corralled by second baseman Steph Kirkpatrick leaving the score tied 3-3 through nine innings.

Michigan struck back in the tenth with a two-run shot by Viehaus down the right field line. Terese Gober would relieve Hamilton and close out Michigan in the tenth - Hamilton would throw 9.2 innings and 157 pitches, allowing five hits and three earned runs while striking out ten and walking four Wolverines. The Noles would step up in the tenth when leadoff batter Snyder was hit by the first pitch from Jordan Taylor, giving the Seminoles a great opportunity with none out and runners on first and second. Carly Wynn came back with a double down the right field line to plate Gilmore and send Snyder to third as the tying run with one out. Montez reached on a fielder's choice with everybody safe to load the bases. After a Rafter strikeout, Rosen hit a chopper to first, but an error by the first baseman (Michigan's third of the night) allowed Snyder to score to tie the game. On the play, Wynn would be thrown out at the plate, sending the game into the 11th inning.

After holding the Wolverines without a run in the top of the 11th, Gilmore collected the game-winning hit with a double to the wall scoring Rosen and allowing the Seminoles to commence a jovial celebration after two hours and 53 minutes of play. Gober pitched for the win, taking her record to 8-2 and allowing only one hit over 1.1 innings.

Earlier in the day, FSU took out UC Riverside in a high-scoring 13-2 win with Gober credited with the win. It was the largest margin of victory this season as the Seminoles recorded eight hits and 11 RBI.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        5  0  4   1  0  1  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        4  1  0   0  0  0  2  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         5  1  2   2  0  1 14  0
Kristie McConn          2B-DP     2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Mallory Borden          DP-2B     5  0  0   0  0  2  1  3
Jessica Gilmore         RF        5  1  1   1  0  1  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  0   0  0  2  2  4
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        4  0  0   0  0  3  9  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  6  8   4  1 12 33  8
Opp                              40  5  6   5  4 12 31 13

E - Opp-3, FSU-Brittany Joseph (4)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (5), Jessica Gilmore (4)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (3)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (3), Michelle Snyder (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (4)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Carly Wynn (6), Courtney Rosen (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  9.2  5  5  3  4 10
Terese Gober         W (8-2)    1.1  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                            11.0  6  5  3  4 12
Opp                  L         10.1  8  6  1  1 12


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MICHIGAN
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
2
0
5
6
3
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
6
8
1

MICHIGAN 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/24/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Seminoles Fall 1-0 To No. 6 Wolverines In 13-Inning Battle.

Florida State struck out 15 batters in over three hours of action.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coming off a colossal 6-5, 11-inning win over Michigan, Florida State was unable to pull off the repeat as it fell 1-0 in a battle that lasted 13 innings and over three hours. The Seminoles, now 12-4, entered the rematch ranked for the first time this season at No. 25 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll. The Wolverines are ranked sixth in that same poll and improve to 12-3 with the win.

Hanging tough in the circle for FSU was starter Terese Gober who threw for 6.2 innings. The junior allowed four hits but struck out seven and walked five. She was relieved late in the seventh by Sarah Hamilton who was in for nearly as long with 6.1 innings of work. The sophomore managed to strike out eight, but gave up a couple of hits and the only earned run of the game to take the loss. The Tallahassee native picked up her second loss since February 6 when the Noles fell to Texas at the Texas Invitational and is now 4-2 overall.

Both teams had a plethora of opportunities to score throughout the game, but it would be a controversial call by the plate umpire that would bring in the winning run for Michigan.

With one runner on, a fielder's choice would get Michigan's Maggie Viefhaus on base safe with one out. Hamilton's first pitch to the next batter, Amanda Chidester, would be in the dirt to advance Viefhaus to second. With a 1-2 count, Chidester hit a grounder towards third that appeared to roll foul, but was called fair to allow the right fielder to reach second and score Viefhaus for the 1-0 advantage.

A fly out to left and a grounder to third would bring the Seminoles up to bat for the chance to stay in the game. Pinch-hitter Camille Garcia struck out swinging with team captain Carly Wynn on deck. The junior outfielder would be shut down in the same way to bring up Monica Montez. The left fielder fouled off the first four pitches before facing a ball, but the last pitch she swung at ended up foul and into the glove of the Wolverines' third baseman to end the game.

The three-hour, 27 minute, game is one of the longest in Florida State softball history as the Noles recorded just three hits to Michigan's six. The FSU pitching staff struck out a combined 15 of 51 batters faced in what was truly a pitcher's battle, while Michigan managed 14 punch outs and gave up five walks. Seniors Kaleigh Rafter and Michelle Snyder along with sophomore Mallory Borden notched the three hits for FSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        6  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Monica Montez           LF        4  0  0   0  2  0  2  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   0  2  1 16  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Mallory Borden          2B        5  0  1   0  0  2  3  3
Jessica Gilmore         RF        5  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        5  0  1   0  0  0  2  4
Brittany Joseph         1B        5  0  0   0  0  4 13  0
Courtney Rosen          DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41  0  3   0  5 14 39 11
Opp                              42  1  6   1  6 15 39 18

E - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Michelle Snyder (2)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Courtney Rosen (2)
SH - Opp-3
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Amber Bryant (3), Ashley Stager (5)
CS - FSU-Monica Montez (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    6.2  4  0  0  5  7
Sarah Hamilton       L (4-2)    6.1  2  1  1  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                            13.0  6  1  1  6 15
Opp                  W         13.0  3  0  0  5 14


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
MICHIGAN
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 3, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 2
03/05/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Slip Past Wildcats, 3-2.

Terese Gober picked up her ninth win after striking out 11 batters.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After getting washed out last weekend in Columbus, Ga., the Florida State softball team was back in action for the first time since February 24, taking a 3-2 win over Bethune-Cookman to kickoff the FSU Invitational on JoAnne Graf Field Thursday night. The Seminoles improve to 13-4 as junior Terese Gober picked up her ninth win of the season.

Gober (9-2) struck out 11 batters, gave up two runs, one earned, and allowed just a single walk. Taking the loss for Bethune-Cookman was Allison Garcia, her seventh on the year.

Seminole freshman Shayla Jackson made her debut against the Wildcats and recorded her first collegiate hit in the third inning, a single to left field. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native would later score Florida State's first run of the game thanks to sophomore Ashley Stager's RBI triple to left center that just missed becoming a round-tripper.

The Noles fell into a bit of trouble in the fifth inning as Wildcat Brittani Austin reached first on a Stager fielding error and would advance to second as Tameika Jonas hit a hopper towards Gober and beat the throw at first. Both runners would advance on a sacrifice bunt and eventually score thanks to centerfielder Ashton Hinds' single down the middle.

Down 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth, sophomore Brittany Joseph laid down a nice bunt which she followed with a stolen base. Jackson grounded out to the short stop which advanced Joseph into scoring position at third. Junior team captain Carly Wynn took a swing at the first pitch and hit a hard grounder towards short but would beat the throw, scoring Joseph and tying the game at two apiece.

Bethune-Cookman managed to record one hit in the seventh, but a strikeout and two ground outs to third would leave that runner stranded and give FSU the chance to seal the deal.

Leading off for the Seminoles in the bottom of seven was Joseph who picked up another hit, this one through the left side, and would advance to third on a Jackson sacrifice bunt. Much like the fifth inning, an RBI single from Wynn would score Joseph and secure the victory for the Garnet and Gold. Leading on offense was Wynn who went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI while Stager picked up the third RBI and was 2-for-3. Joseph also had a good night, going 2-for-3 and scoring two runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  2   2  0  1  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  2
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  1 11  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Mallory Borden          LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Monica Montez         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  2  2   0  0  1  5  0
Shayla Jackson          DP        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  3  9   3  2  3 21  6
Opp                              24  2  4   2  1 11 19 11

E - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)
3B - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Carly Wynn (1), Mallory Borden (1), Shayla Jackson (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (7), Jessica Gilmore 2 (3), Michelle Snyder (1), Brittany Joseph (2)
CS - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (9-2)    7.0  4  2  1  1 11
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  1  1 11
Opp                  L          6.1  9  3  3  2  3


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BETHUNE-COOKMAN
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
4
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
3
9
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, TROY 0
03/06/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Pick Up A Pair Of Wins Over Troy And Liberty.

Florida State shutout the Trojans (2-0) and run-ruled Liberty (11-3) in five innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Seminoles recorded a pair of wins over Troy and Liberty as they hosted day two of the FSU Invitational on Friday at JoAnne Graf Field. Florida State improves to 15-4 after shutting out the Trojans, 2-0, and run-ruled the Lady Flames (11-3) in five innings.

The Noles were on the board early against Troy thanks to leadoff batter Carly Wynn's solo home run to center field in the bottom of the first. The 220-foot bomb was the junior's second homer of the season and 10th career as her batting average improves to .389 overall.

Picking up her fifth win and fourth shutout this year was sophomore Sarah Hamilton. The Tallahassee native threw 10 strikeouts, hit one batter and gave up three hits as she improves her ERA to 1.14.

Scoring the second and final run for FSU was Jessica Lola, pinch-running for Kaleigh Rafter. The former team manager scored from second on an Ashley Stager single to right field. Stager was 1-for-2 against Troy as she picked up hit number 21 and her 14th RBI this year.

The win knocked the Trojans back to 15-6 and the Garnet and Gold made a quick turn-around to face Liberty.

Once again it would be Wynn who would score an early run for FSU in the first. The centerfielder tripled to left and was brought home on a sacrifice bunt from Rafter. Rafter was 1-for-3 in the second game, picking up her 13th RBI and 24th hit this season. The catcher also thwarted a stolen base attempt by Amber DePasquale as she tried to steal second in the third inning.

The Seminoles would go on to score three runs in each the second, third and fourth innings before sealing the deal in the bottom of the fifth. Freshman Shayla Jackson was impressive in the win, leading the team at 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. The outfielder would score the game-ending run on an error by the Liberty catcher who tried to throw out Jackson at third after a passed ball rolled beneath her.

The win was credited to junior Terese Gober (9-2) who struck out four and gave up just a single hit and no runs. Sophomore Lauren Varsalona entered the game in the fourth and would give up Liberty's three runs, one of which was earned, on four hits with three strike outs and one walk.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  2   0  0  0  9  2
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  1   0  0  2  2  1
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  4
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  7  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  2  8   2  0  6 21  7
Opp                              24  0  3   0  0 10 18 11

2B - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (3)
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Monica Montez (5), Ashley Stager (3)
SB - FSU-Mallory Borden (2), Ashley Stager (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (5-2)    7.0  3  0  0  0 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  0 10
Opp                  L          6.0  8  2  1  0  6


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TROY
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
0
0
1
x
2
8
0

FLORIDA STATE 11, LIBERTY 3
03/06/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  2  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  3   1  0  0  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  1  1   2  0  0  6  2
Kristie McConn          2B-DP     1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Courtney Rosen        SS        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  2
Mallory Borden          DP-2B     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF-1B     2  2  2   2  0  0  5  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Allison Collins       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Camille Garcia        3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 11 12   8  3  2 15  5
Opp                              21  3  5   3  1  7 13  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Mallory Borden (1), Camille Garcia (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (6), Shayla Jackson 2 (2)
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (3)
HBP - FSU-Kristie McConn (4)
SH - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (2), Mallory Borden (2)
SB - FSU-Kristie McConn 2 (5), Jessica Gilmore (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (10-2)   3.0  1  0  0  0  4
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  4  3  1  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  5  3  1  1  7
Opp                  L          4.1 12 11  8  3  2


  1 2 3 4 5
LIBERTY
0
0
0
2
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
3
3
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 6, MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST 1
03/07/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, FSU Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep FSU Invitational With 6-1 Win Over Blue Raiders.

Florida State opens conference play at North Carolina on Monday, March 9.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Seminoles made a clean sweep at the FSU Invitational after defeating Middle Tennessee State, 6-1, on JoAnne Graf Field on Saturday afternoon. Florida State was a perfect 4-0 over the three-day tournament to improve to 16-4 heading into ACC play against North Carolina on Monday.

Starting things off in the circle for FSU was sophomore Sarah Hamilton who struck out six of seven batters faced in two innings of work. The only Blue Raider to reach base was hit by a pitch in the first.

Picking up the win was junior Terese Gober, now 11-2, who threw for three innings and struck out seven batters while allowing a single hit. Sophomore Lauren Varsalona got into the action in the sixth, giving up Middle Tennessee's lone run on three hits while striking out two.

The Noles scored their first run in the third thanks in part to a throwing error by the Blue Raiders' second baseman. Leading off the inning was senior Michelle Snyder who was hit by a pitch with Brittany Joseph on deck. The first sophomore laid down a bunt and beat out the throw, but would round to third when the second baseman, who was covering first, failed to make the catch. Snyder scored on the play and Joseph would then go on to score the second run for FSU run thanks to Carly Wynn's RBI single to right. Ashley Stager's single would score Wynn as FSU went up 3-0.

Middle Tennessee State would be unable to score in the fourth while the Noles would notch a single run in the bottom of the inning scored by Jessica Gilmore.

At 4-0 in the fifth, Florida State extended its lead on a two-run bomb hit by Stager, her third on the year. The sophomore swung hard on a 1-2 pitch to send the ball over the left field wall to bring herself and Wynn around the bases.

That would be the last of the scoring frenzy for FSU, but the Blue Raiders would prevent the shutout in the top of the seventh. Leadoff batter, Martha Davis, hit a single to third and reached first safely before advancing to second on a groundout from Kelsey Dortch. Another MT single would put runners on the corner as Davis would go on to score on yet another single, this one to left field.

The comeback would fall short as the Seminoles remained undefeated over the tournament with the 6-1 victory.

No strangers to success, Wynn and Stager led the team each going 2-for-3 with Stager recording three RBI and one for Wynn.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Monica Montez         PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  1 13  1
  Allison Collins       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  2   3  0  0  1  1
Kristie McConn          2B-DP     2  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP-2B     3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF-RF     3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  1  1   1  1  0  0  2
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  1  0   0  0  1  4  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  6  9   5  1  4 21  6
Opp                              25  1  4   0  0 15 18  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Mallory Borden (2)
HR - FSU-Ashley Stager (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (9), Shayla Jackson (1), Kristie McConn (6), Jessica Gilmore (5)
CS - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1), Mallory Borden (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  2.0  0  0  0  0  6
Terese Gober         W (11-2)   3.0  1  0  0  0  7
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  3  1  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  0 15
Opp                  L          6.0  9  6  4  1  4


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MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
4
3
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
1
2
0
x
6
9
1

NORTH CAROLINA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/09/2009, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Drop ACC Opener To Tar Heels, 1-0.

Florida State is now 16-5 on the season heading into a doubleheader with UNC on Tuesday.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Florida State dropped its ACC opener at North Carolina, 1-0, after the Tar Heels managed a sixth inning home run. The Seminoles, now 16-5, will return to Anderson Stadium for a doubleheader at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow to finish the series with the Tar Heels (19-3).

Picking up the loss was Terese Gober who entered the game in the fifth, giving up one earned on one hit, a home run to center, while striking out four. The junior is now 11-3 after relieving Sarah Hamilton who struck out six batters, gave up a pair of hits, walked one and hit a batter.

Florida State had a plethora of opportunities to score in the first after loading the bases on a hit from Carly Wynn an error on the UNC pitcher and a hit batter. Despite their best efforts, the Noles would not score after back-to-back batters struck out.

Wynn was 2-for-3 while freshman Shayla Jackson picked up the third hit for FSU in the third.

North Carolina's pitcher, Lisa Norris, recorded 12 Seminole strikeouts while hitting Ashley Stager and walking Michelle Snyder and Brittany Joseph.

It was North Carolina's Brittany McKinney who ended the scoreless streak with a homer to centerfield in the bottom of the sixth, her third this year.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  2   0  0  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  0 11  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  0  3   0  2 12 18  3
Opp                              21  1  3   1  1 10 21  4

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (4)
SH - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2)
SB - FSU-Michelle Snyder (2)
CS - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2), Brittany Joseph (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  4.0  2  0  0  1  6
Terese Gober         L (11-3)   2.0  1  1  1  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  3  1  1  1 10
Opp                  W          7.0  3  0  0  2 12


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH CAROLINA 2
03/10/2009, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 24 Florida State Upsets No. 15 North Carolina In Doubleheader Sweep.

Florida State rebounded from a loss to UNC on Monday to now lead the ACC at 2-1.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The No. 24/25 Florida State softball team upset No. 15/15 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., to take the lead in the ACC with a 2-1 conference record. The Seminoles moved up a spot to 24th in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 and cracked the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll today at No. 25 and improve to 18-5/2-1 while the Tar Heels slip to 19-5/1-2.

"I'm very proud of the team today," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Having the ability to come back from a tough emotional loss yesterday and regroup today to sweep a very talented North Carolina team is great."

Getting the scoring started in the third inning of the first game for Florida State was junior Carly Wynn who hit a solo home run bomb over the right field wall on a 0-1 count with two outs and no runners on base. The round-tripper is her third this season and would not be the last of the day for FSU.

Joining in on the home run party was senior Kaleigh Rafter who led off in the top of the fourth and upped the run count for FSU after cranking one way over the left field wall, her fourth of the year, extending the Noles' lead to 2-1 over UNC. But it would be the three-run seventh inning that blew open the game for FSU as Wynn, Rafter and Monica Montez would all score back-to-back-to-back runs off a couple of hits, sealing the deal for the Seminoles as the Tar Heels would be held scoreless in the bottom of the inning.

Picking up the win in the 6-2 game one was junior Terese Gober who pitched her third complete game with seven innings of work. The right handed pitcher struck out six batters and gave up two runs, one of them earned, on six hits with no walks and one hit batter - UNC's ace pitcher Danielle Spaulding.

Spaulding gave up three earned runs on four hits with three walks and 13 strikeouts in six innings before being relieved by senior Lisa Norris. Spaulding would suffer a wrist injury in her at-bat in the sixth after Gober's pitch clipped her left wrist, which is also her throwing arm. Norris would give up three hits and three unearned runs with no strikeouts or walks.

Florida State returned to Williams Field to dominate game two, holding North Carolina scoreless until the fourth inning. Sophomore Sarah Hamilton was strong in the circle through seven innings, striking out 10 Tar Heels while giving up just one earned run on 10 hits and one walk. The Tallahassee native improves to 6-2 this season with a 1.04 ERA to lead the FSU pitching staff.

Sophomore transfer Mallory Borden recorded the third home run in two games for the Noles after cranking one high over dead center. The solo homer is her second this season and scored the first run as the leadoff batter in the second inning. Borden led FSU as she was a perfect 3-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored in game two. Wynn, Rafter, Ashley Stager and Jessica Gilmore rounded out the hits with Stager scoring what would be the winning run in the fourth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  2  1   1  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Monica Montez         LF        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  2  3   2  0  1  6  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  1  2  2  2
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   2  0  2  0  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  4
Jessica Gilmore         LF-RF     3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  1
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  2 10  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  6  7   6  2 13 21  8
Opp                              26  2  6   1  0  6 21  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (2), Ashley Stager (3)
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (3), Kaleigh Rafter (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (5)
SH - FSU-Mallory Borden (3)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (10), Monica Montez (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (12-3)   7.0  6  2  1  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  2  1  0  6
Opp                  L          7.0  7  6  3  2 13


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA 1
03/10/2009, CHAPEL HILL, NC

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Monica Montez         LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   0  0  0 10  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  2
Mallory Borden          DP        3  2  3   1  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jessica Gilmore         LF-RF     3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  4  7   2  0  2 21  6
Opp                              30  1 10   1  1 10 21  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Kristie McConn (1), Brittany Joseph (5)
HR - FSU-Mallory Borden (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Jessica Gilmore (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (6-2)    7.0 10  1  1  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 10  1  1  1 10
Opp                  L          7.0  7  4  2  0  2


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
4
7
2
NORTH CAROLINA
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
10
2

WASHINGTON 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/12/2009, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 24 Florida State Falls To No. 2 Washington, 4-1.

The Seminoles are now 18-6 on day one of the Judi Garman Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton.

FULLERTON, CA - No. 24/25 Florida State dropped its first game at the Judi Garman Classic to No. 2/3 Washington, 4-1, on the Anderson Family Field at Cal State Fullerton. The Seminoles are now 18-6 as they head into their second game of the day against No. 8/9 Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m. EST later today.

The Seminoles got into a rough situation early in the first as junior Terese Gober loaded the bases on back-to-back hits followed by hitting Alicia Blake with one out. A pop-up to Ashley Stager was followed by a fielder's choice that forced the runner out at home, leaving the bases juiced with two outs. Gober would throw her first of three strikeouts to Morgan Stuart to get the Noles out of the inning safely.

Florida State reached base for the first time in the bottom of the second but did not score as Stager was hit by a pitch for the fifth-time this year. The sophomore would be thrown out trying to steal second as a fly-out to center from Mallory Borden and a swinging strikeout by Kristie McConn would end the inning.

The game opened up for FSU in the bottom of the third as the Noles scored the first run of the game thanks to a single up the middle by freshman Shayla Jackson that advanced runners to second and third. It would be an error on the Huskies' centerfielder that would score Michelle Snyder and give FSU the slight 1-0 advantage.

Washington would answer that run with a big fourth inning. Sophomore Sarah Hamilton entered the circle for Florida State in the third and would give up three earned runs on two hits in the fourth as Washington took the 3-1 lead.

The tying run was walked-in by Hamilton while the remaining two scored on an RBI single by Ashlyn Watson that fell deep to left field.

Transfer Lauren Varsalona relieved Hamilton in the fifth and would strikeout two and give up one hit. In the top of the seventh, Varsalona struggled and gave up two hits, one a double that scored the final run for the Huskies, with no strikeouts.

Picking up the loss for FSU was Hamilton, now 6-3 with a 1.28 season ERA. The winning pitcher for Washington was Danielle Lawrie who is an impressive 16-1 this season with her only loss coming to No. 11 Georgia on March 8.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  2  1  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         1  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Allison Collins       PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  0  2  3  2
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Monica Montez         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  3  5  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  1  0   0  2  0  0  2
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  1  2   0  4 12 21  5
Opp                              28  4  8   4  6  6 21  5

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (1), Ashley Stager (5), Courtney Rosen (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2)
CS - FSU-Ashley Stager (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    2.0  2  0  0  2  3
Sarah Hamilton       L (6-3)    2.0  2  3  3  3  0
Lauren Varsalona                3.0  4  1  1  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  4  4  6  6
Opp                  W          7.0  2  1  1  4 12


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

OKLAHOMA 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/12/2009, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Drop 3-1 Decision To Oklahoma.

Florida State returns to face No. 21/24 Fresno State on Friday at the Judi Garman Classic.

FULLERTON, CA - In its second game at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., No. 24/25 Florida State slipped to No. 8/9 Oklahoma in a close 3-1 game on the Anderson Family Field at Cal State Fullerton. The Seminoles are now 18-7 as junior Terese Gober picks up her fourth loss this season.

In five innings of work, Gober gave up three earned runs on four hits after entering for Sarah Hamilton in the third. The pitcher also walked a pair of batters while striking out four and hitting two.

Florida State would score what would be its only run early in the second inning thanks to an RBI single by Michelle Snyder that brought Mallory Borden home from second.

Giving the Noles little time to celebrate, Oklahoma answered with a run of its own in the top of the third when shortstop Amber Flores hit an RBI double to deep right center, scoring the leadoff batter.

The Sooners turned around and scored again in the fourth when Haley Anderson reached base on an error by Seminole left fielder Jessica Gilmore, allowing Krystle Huey to score from second.

Only one Nole would reach base in the bottom of the fourth when centerfielder Carly Wynn drew a walk off Allee Allen. Wynn would be the last in the Garnet and Gold to get on base for the remainder of the game while Oklahoma scored its final run in the top of the seventh on an RBI single from Katie Norris.

Florida State notched its one run on five hits and committed three errors in the loss while Oklahoma scored three also on five hits with no errors.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  0  5  2
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
Mallory Borden          DP        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  1  0  2  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Monica Montez         LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  3  2
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  1  5   1  2  2 21  7
Opp                              27  3  5   2  3  6 21  6

E - FSU-Carly Wynn (1), Kaleigh Rafter (3), Jessica Gilmore (2)
2B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mallory Borden (4), Kristie McConn (2)
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  2.0  1  0  0  1  2
Terese Gober         L (12-4)   5.0  4  3  3  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  3  3  3  6
Opp                  W          7.0  5  1  1  2  2


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

FRESNO STATE 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/13/2009, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls 1-0 To Fresno State On Friday The 13th.

Terese Gober managed 10 strikeouts against the No. 21 Bulldogs.

FULLERTON, CA - Friday the 13th lived up to its reputation as an unlucky day as the No. 24/25 Florida State softball team fell 1-0 in an eight-inning game against No. 21/24 Fresno State at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., on Friday afternoon. The Seminoles slip to 18-8 on the season while the Bulldogs improve slightly to 14-9.

Junior ace Terese Gober was impressive in the circle for FSU, striking out 10 batters while giving up no runs on five hits with one walk in seven innings. The McDonough, Ga., native was credited with the loss when Fresno State managed an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning off a hit by Mallory Perkins that scored Kaylan Pollard.

Freshman Shayla Jackson worked hard on offense for the Noles, going 3-for-4 with one strikeout and stealing a base. Sophomore Mallory Borden also picked up two hits with junior Monica Montez and senior Michelle Snyder each recording one apiece.

The infamous International tie breaker was used in the eighth, placing the last batter from the seventh inning on second base for each team. Sophomore Ashley Stager would be that runner for FSU and would advance to third on a sacrifice bunt by Borden. But a groundout to third and another to first would give the Bulldogs a chance to take the win.

The first batter for Fresno State drew the only walk from Gober all day to put runners on first and second. A fielding error by Seminole catcher Kaleigh Rafter loaded the bases with no outs and was immediately followed by a hard hit ball to Snyder that allowed the winning run to cross home plate.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  3   0  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  1  2  1  1
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  3  3
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         2  0  0   0  0  1  9  2
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  6  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  0  7   0  2  9 21  7
Opp                              26  1  4   0  1 10 24  7

E - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (4), Michelle Snyder (6)
HBP - FSU-Mallory Borden (1)
SH - FSU-Mallory Borden (5), Kaleigh Rafter (3)
SB - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (12-5)   7.0  4  1  0  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  0  1 10
Opp                  W          8.0  7  0  0  2  9


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, BOWLING GREEN STATE 0
03/14/2009, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Get Past Falcons In Big Seventh Inning.

Sarah Hamilton struck out 14 batters in the first win for Florida State at the Judi Garman Classic.

FULLERTON, CA - No. 24/25 Florida State picked up its first win at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., with a big seventh inning against Bowling Green. The 3-0 victory was credited to sophomore Sarah Hamilton and improves the Seminoles' record to 19-8 this season.

Hamilton, now 7-3, struck out an impressive 14 batters while giving up just two hits. Picking up the loss for the Falcons was Hayley Wiemer (2-9) who gave up three runs, none of those earned, on three hits while managing five strikeouts with no walks.

Not a lot of hits went down for the Noles in a game that ended with six gaffes committed by Bowling Green. Junior Carly Wynn, sophomore Ashley Stager and freshman Amber Bryant picked up the three hits for FSU while pinch-runner Courtney Rosen scored the winning run.

The game opened up in the top of the seventh for Florida State, the visiting team on the scoreboard, as the designated player Allison Collins reached first on an error by the third baseman. Rosen entered to pinch run for Collins and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt laid down nicely by Kristie McConn.

With one out on the board, senior Michelle Snyder also reached first safely, this time on an error by the Falcons' shortstop. With runners on the corners, Snyder stole second with pinch-hitter Jessica Gilmore at the plate. Much like deja vu, Gilmore reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop and would continue to second on the throw. Rosen scored on the play, bringing up Bryant who singled towards the pitcher and advanced to second on a throwing error by the catcher that scored Snyder.

With Gilmore on third and Bryant on second, freshman Shayla Jackson grounded out to the first baseman which would allow Gilmore to score what would be the final run for FSU.

A fly-out to left by Wynn ended the inning to give Bowling Green one last chance to make a comeback. Stellar pitching from Hamilton would hold off the Falcons as she struck out the first two batters before giving up a hit. The fourth batter went down swinging as the Noles picked up their first win at the Judi Garman Classic.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  1 13  2
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Allison Collins         DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  1  0   0  0  1  1  1
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH-1B     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Amber Bryant            LF        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  3  3   2  0  5 21  6
Opp                              23  0  2   0  0 14 21 12

E - Opp-6, FSU-Ashley Stager (4)
2B - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Kristie McConn 2 (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (4), Carly Wynn (11), Michelle Snyder (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (7-3)    7.0  2  0  0  0 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  0 14
Opp                  L          7.0  3  3  0  0  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
1
BOWLING GREEN STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
6

FLORIDA STATE 2, TEXAS 0
03/15/2009, Judi Garman Classic, Fullerton, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 24/25 Seminoles Shutout Longhorns On Final Day Of Judi Garman Classic.

Florida State improves to 20-8 on the season after taking the second win over Texas this season.

FULLERTON, CA - No. 24/25 Florida State wrapped up its stay at the Judi Garman Classic on Sunday with a 2-0 shutout over Texas. The win is the second over the Longhorns for the Seminoles this season as they improve to 20-8.

Junior ace Terese Gober picked up win number 13 this season as she gave up just three hits with one walks and the 10 K's. The starting righty is now throwing a 1.05 ERA with 105 strikeouts on the year.

Leading things off in the bottom of the second for Florida State was Michelle Snyder whose nice RBI double up the middle scored fellow senior Jessica Gilmore from second.

The Noles would score again in the fourth thanks to another ball hit up the middle by freshman Shayla Jackson that would plate sophomore Kristie McConn and give the home team on the scoreboard a 2-0 advantage.

FSU managed to get on base in all innings but the fifth while Texas struggled to put runners in scoring position. In the end, Longhorn pitcher Brittany Barnhill gave up two earned runs on eight Seminoles hits with just three strikeouts while walking four.

Jackson led with two hits and an RBI while Snyder, Kaleigh Rafter, Carly Wynn, Allison Collins, Kristie McConn and Ashley Stager rounded out the hits with one apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         2  0  1   0  2  0  9  1
Mallory Borden          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
  Brittany Joseph       1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jessica Gilmore         1B        2  1  0   0  1  1  6  0
  Kristie McConn        2B        2  1  1   0  0  1  2  2
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  1
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Allison Collins         DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  8   2  4  3 21  7
Opp                              23  0  3   0  1 10 18  9

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Michelle Snyder (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (13-5)   7.0  3  0  0  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  1 10
Opp                  L          6.0  8  2  2  4  3


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, JACKSONVILLE 0
03/18/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 Seminoles Sweep Jacksonville Doubleheader.

Kaleigh Rafter and Carly Wynn each picked up a three-run home run against the Dolphins.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 22 Seminoles returned to Tallahassee after a week-long road trip to sweep a doubleheader against Jacksonville on JoAnne Graf Field on Wednesday, March 18. Both games were shutouts as the Seminoles improve to 22-8 with a 4-0 win in game one and a 10-0 run-ruling in game two.

Junior Terese Gober is now 14-5 after taking the win in game one. The righty walked one batter while striking out eight and just missed notching a no-hitter when Amber Moseley's ball found a gap in left field.

The runs started coming in the third inning of game one for Florida State thanks to a three-run home run bomb shot over the left field wall, which nearly missed a passing truck, by senior Kaleigh Rafter. The round-tripper plated freshmen Amber Bryant and Shayla Jackson and is the catcher's fifth this season and the 31st of her career.

FSU would score its final run in the bottom of the sixth as sophomore Ashley Stager single down the left side and stole a base to reach second. Junior Courtney Rosen pinch hit for Allison Collins and knocked a ball towards the pitcher but beat out the throw to first, allowing Stager to score. Rosen's attempt to reach second resulted in an out, but not before the Noles went up 4-0 for the win.

The second-year Seminoles were monumental in the second game with Sarah Hamilton picking up her eighth win after giving up no runs on two hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

Florida State once again had a three-run inning to start things off, this time in the bottom of the second. The sophomores contributed to all three of those runs as Stager picked up her second single of the day and would be sent home when an error on the JU pitcher allowed Kristie McConn to reach first safely. A single by yet another sophomore, Brittany Joseph, plated McConn and a single by Jackson would send Collins around to score the third and final run of the inning.

But it would be a huge fifth inning that blew the game open for FSU as the home team scored a whopping seven earned runs on six hits.

Junior Carly Wynn followed Rafter's lead from earlier in the night as she cranked a three-run homer far over left center to score Mallory Borden and Jackson and give the Noles enough runs to end the game in the fifth.

After two, FSU racked up 14 runs on 16 hits with two errors and 11 strikeouts. Gober now has 113 punch outs this season while Hamilton has 138.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          DP        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  1  1   3  0  0  8  2
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  3
Jessica Gilmore         RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  7  0
Amber Bryant            LF        1  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            2  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  4  5   3  1  7 21  7
Opp                              21  0  1   0  1  8 18  1

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (5), Brittany Joseph (6)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (5)
HBP - FSU-Kristie McConn (6)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
SB - FSU-Ashley Stager (7)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (14-5)   7.0  1  0  0  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0  5  4  3  1  7


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JACKSONVILLE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
0
0
1
x
4
5
2

FLORIDA STATE 10, JACKSONVILLE 0
03/18/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  3   2  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   0  0  0  8  2
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  2  2   0  1  0  0  2
Kristie McConn          2B        2  2  1   1  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  3
Allison Collins         DP        0  2  0   0  3  0  0  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  1   1  0  0  5  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Amber Bryant            LF        3  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 10 11   9  4  4 15  7
Opp                              16  0  2   0  0  8 14  2

E - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Kristie McConn (6)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (8)
CS - FSU-Jessica Lola (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (8-3)    4.0  2  0  0  0  6
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  0  0  0  8
Opp                  L          4.2 11 10  9  4  4


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
JACKSONVILLE
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
0
0
7
10
11
0

FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH FLORIDA 0
03/23/2009, JACKSONVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits Doubleheader At North Florida.

Seminole Kaleigh Rafter picked up solo home runs in both games.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - On a dreary day of ups and downs, No. 22 Florida State was unable to power back from a 7-0 shutout in game one to pick up the doubleheader sweep as it fell 5-3 in the second game against North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. The Seminoles are now 23-9 on the season after giving up runs for the first time in five straight shutouts.

Sophomore Sarah Hamilton picked up both the win in game one and the loss in game two for a season record of 9-4 and 1.16 ERA.

In the early game, Florida State was out to an early 1-0 lead in the third when senior Michelle Snyder scored off a throwing error by the catcher. The Wenatchee, Wash., native drew a walk from UNF pitcher Devyn Findley and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brittany Joseph. A wild pitch would move Snyder to third before crossing home plate on the error.

The seventh was a big inning for the visitors as the Seminoles batted through the lineup while scoring six runs on five hits, one of those a solo home run from Kaleigh Rafter, her sixth on the year, that hit the left foul pole to secure the 7-0 shutout over the Ospreys.

Florida State would be unable to repeat that success in game two despite Rafter and sophomore Ashley Stager getting things started for the Noles with a pair of solo home runs in the first and second innings, respectively.

Up 2-0, the Seminoles would go on to score what would be their final run in the third thanks to a sacrifice fly to left from Carly Wynn that plated pinch-runner Jessica Lola.

Junior Terese Gober started in the circle for FSU, but would be relieved by sophomore Lauren Varsalona in the bottom of the fourth after facing just 11 batters and punching out three.

Varsalona immediately gave up a solo home run to the first batter she faced, Osprey Ashley Battaglia, for the first run FSU had given up in 36 innings of play. After walking a batter and giving up a hit to place the tying runs on base in the bottom of the sixth, Sarah Hamilton was called in to replace Varsalona. The Tallahassee, Fla., native struggled as she loaded the bases when Kara Rutenbar laid down a single bunt to advance to first safely.

North Florida took its first lead in 12 innings when Amanda Moseley doubled deep to centerfield, bringing home three Ospreys for the 4-3 advantage.

Unfortunately for Hamilton, UNF would eventually go up 5-3 when a wild pitch hit the dirt and got away from Rafter to plate Moseley.

The Garnet and Gold were unable to comeback from a devastating sixth inning to pick up the first loss since dropping 1-0 to Fresno State on March 13.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF-CF     4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF-RF     2  1  1   3  2  1  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  1  2   2  0  0  8  1
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  1   0  1  0  2  5
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        0  0  0   0  1  0  5  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH-1B     0  1  0   0  0  0  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  7  6   6  5  4 21  6
Opp                              22  0  1   0  1  9 21 10

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (4)
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (4)
HR - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (6)
HBP - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (1)
SH - FSU-Ashley Stager (4), Brittany Joseph (1)
CS - FSU-Ashley Stager (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (9-3)    6.0  1  0  0  1  8
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  1  9
Opp                  L          7.0  6  7  6  5  4


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

NORTH FLORIDA 5, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/23/2009, JACKSONVILLE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         1  1  1   1  2  0  9  0
Mallory Borden          2B-DP     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Camille Garcia        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Jessica Gilmore         1B-LF     3  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Kristie McConn          DP-2B     3  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  3
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
Amber Bryant            LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  3  5   3  3  5 18  7
Opp                              25  5  7   4  1  9 21  8

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Michelle Snyder (4), Amber Bryant (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (7), Ashley Stager (4)
SF - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)
CS - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    3.0  2  0  0  0  3
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  3  3  3  1  4
Sarah Hamilton       L (9-4)    1.0  2  2  2  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  5  5  1  9
Opp                  W          7.0  5  3  3  3  5


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA A&M 1
03/24/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 19 Seminoles Defeat Rattlers, 5-1.

Freshman Shayla Jackson recorded her first in-park home run to score three.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - On the same day they moved up to No. 19 in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll, the Seminoles defeated cross-town rival Florida A&M, 5-1, on JoAnne Graf Field Tuesday night. Florida State improves to 24-9 as the Lady Rattlers slip to 9-24.

Picking up the win was junior Terese Gober who came in for Sarah Hamilton and pitched three innings, striking out five and giving up just one run on two hits. Hamilton recorded a pair of strikeouts and gave up two hits before Gober entered in the third.

Freshman Shayla Jackson was monumental in the win as she recorded her first career home run. The in-park homer was good for three RBI as it nicked the foot of base runner Brittany Joseph and rolled into the outfield. The umpire called it fair as Monica Montez also scored on the play to push the Noles up 3-0 in the second inning.

FSU would go on to score two in the fourth thanks to a triple from Carly Wynn that plated Joseph. Wynn would go one to score the final Seminole run as senior Kaleigh Rafter hit a sacrifice fly to left right field.

FAMU scored its only run in the fifth as Rhiana Green singled to left, sending Raven Johnson home and preventing the shutout.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  1  1   1  2  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         1  0  0   1  2  0  7  3
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  2
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Monica Montez           LF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Jessica Gilmore         DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  2  2   0  0  0  9  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  5  7   5  5  2 21 11
Opp                              24  1  4   1  1 10 18  9

E - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (5)
HR - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (7)
CS - FSU-Shayla Jackson (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  2.0  2  0  0  0  2
Terese Gober         W (15-5)   3.0  2  1  1  1  5
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  1 10
Opp                  L          6.0  7  5  5  5  2


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

GEORGIA TECH 8, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/28/2009, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Drop Doubleheader To Yellow Jackets.

Florida State is now 24-11 overall and 2-3 in the ACC.

ATLANTA, GA - Following a rain delay that lasted over five hours, No. 19 Florida State struggled in the damp conditions to drop two against ACC opponent Georgia Tech, 8-3 and 3-0, at Mewborn Field in Atlanta on Saturday night. The Seminoles pick up their first doubleheader loss of the season to slip to 24-11 overall and 2-3 in the ACC, while the Yellow Jackets improve to 26-8 and 4-1 in the conference.

Junior Terese Gober picked up the loss in the early game after giving up eight runs on 10 hits, one of which was a grand slam home run by Whitney Haller in the first, as well as two solo homers. The righty came into the series with a 0.99 ERA, but is now throwing 1.32 with a 15-6 record.

In the second game, sophomore Sarah Hamilton was credited with the loss, just her fifth this season, as she gave up three runs on nine hits, one of which was a two-run homer. The Tallahassee native managed nine punch-outs and is now throwing a 1.27 ERA. Sophomore Ashley Stager was 1-for-4 and scored the first run on an error by the Yellow Jacket shortstop. Junior Monica Montez led the Noles in game one going 2-for-3, while freshman Shayla Jackson was 1-for-4 with one RBI with redshirt senior Jessica Gilmore picking up the second RBI.

Gilmore and Stager also notched hits in game two and freshman Amber Bryant rounded out the hits with one of her own.

After two complete, Florida State was 11-for-49 with three runs, two RBI, three errors 14 left on base. Georgia Tech dominated its home turf going 18-for-53 with 11 runs, nine RBI and 15 left on base.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   1  0  3  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  1
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   0  1  1  7  0
  Courtney Stager       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  1
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  1
  Amber Bryant          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  4
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  3  8   2  5  9 18  7
Opp                              27  8  9   6  3  6 21  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Shayla Jackson (1), Monica Montez (1)
HR - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (12), Monica Montez (3), Kristie McConn (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (15-6)   5.0  6  8  6  2  6
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  3  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  9  8  6  3  6
Opp                  W          7.0  8  3  2  5  9


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
3
8
2
GEORGIA TECH
4
1
0
2
0
1
x
8
9
2

GEORGIA TECH 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/28/2009, ATLANTA, GA

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
Mallory Borden          DP        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Amber Bryant            LF-DP     3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Jessica Gilmore       LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  3
Brittany Joseph         1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  0  3   0  2  5 18  6
Opp                              26  3  9   3  1  9 21  4

E - FSU-Michelle Snyder (7)
2B - Opp-2
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-3, FSU-Ashley Stager (5), Brittany Joseph (2)
SB - FSU-Ashley Stager (9)
CS - FSU-Amber Bryant (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (9-5)    6.0  9  3  3  1  9
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  9  3  3  1  9
Opp                  W          7.0  3  0  0  2  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
GEORGIA TECH
0
0
1
0
2
0
x
3
9
0

FLORIDA STATE 5, GEORGIA TECH 4
03/29/2009, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Pull Off 5-4 Extra-Inning Win Over Yellow Jackets.

Michelle Snyder started things off with a three-run homer in the fourth.

ATLANTA, GA - Coming off a disappointing doubleheader sweep on Saturday, the No. 19 Florida State softball team battled back to take a 5-4 extra-inning win over Georgia Tech at Mewborn Field on Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles end the weekend at 25-11 and 3-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference while the Yellow Jackets are now 26-9 and 4-2.

Sophomore Terese Gober picked up the win after pitching for all eight innings. The righty is now 16-6 as she struck out 10 and gave up four runs, none of them earned, on six Yellow Jacket hits for a season ERA of 1.32.

Down 0-1 in the fourth, Florida State snagged its first lead all weekend thanks to a three-run bomb over the right field wall by senior Michelle Snyder that scored Mallory Borden and Monica Montez. The third baseman fouled out to the catcher in her first at-bat but took a swing on a 1-2 count and sent the ball just over the fence for her second homer of the season.

The hits just kept on coming for the Noles in the fifth when junior Carly Wynn picked up her fifth round-tripper of the season, a solo bomb to center to pull FSU ahead 4-1. Catcher Kaleigh Rafter followed up with a single to left and GT pitcher Tiffany Johnson would load the bases on two walks with Snyder on deck.

Snyder would just miss notching a grand slam on her resume when her line drive narrowly missed the left foul pole. FSU would strand three runners in the inning but would manage to strikeout Tech's top player, Jen Yee. The punchout was her first looking and just sixth overall this season.

It appeared Florida State had clinched the victory at 4-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but Georgia Tech would not go down easily and powered back to tie it up. Back-to-back hits from Jessica Weaver and Christy Jones was followed by a ball-handling error by Kristie McConn to load the bases.

A single from first baseman Whitney Haller would score two as the tying run, Blair Shimandle, crossed on a Johnson single.

FSU would head into eighth inning for the fifth time this year with the seventh, eighth and ninth batters on deck.

Snyder would score what would be the winning run as she was the first Nole to reach base on a double to left center with one out. The Wenatchee, Wash., native was 2-for-4 on the day with two runs scored and two RBI to lead the team. A hit from freshman Shayla Jackson found the gap in centerfield to score Snyder and FSU would pick up two more hits before Tech got a chance to swing.

First up for Gober was Yellow Jacket Shannon Bear who struck out looking followed by a fly out to Wynn in center and a ground out to Snyder from Christy Jones.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  0  2   1  0  0  2  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  2   1  1  1  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         5  0  4   0  0  0 10  0
  Courtney Stager       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        5  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Allison Collins       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  1
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
  Courtney Rosen        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        4  2  2   3  0  0  1  2
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  5 12   5  4  4 24  6
Opp                              31  4  6   4  2 10 24 10

E - FSU-Kristie McConn 2 (3), Brittany Joseph (7)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (5), Michelle Snyder (5)
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (5), Michelle Snyder (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Joseph (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (6)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (5), Brittany Joseph (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (16-6)   8.0  6  4  0  2 10
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  4  0  2 10
Opp                  L          8.0 12  5  5  4  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
3
1
0
0
1
5
12
3
GEORGIA TECH
0
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
4
6
0

FLORIDA STATE 6, VIRGINIA TECH 0
04/04/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 21 Seminoles Dominate Doubleheader Against Hokies.

Florida State shutout Virginia Tech 6-0 in game one before taking the 3-2 win in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In the first home ACC contest and first regionally televised game on JoAnne Graf Field Saturday afternoon, No. 21 Florida State swept the doubleheader against Virginia Tech, 6-0 and 3-2. The Seminoles improve to 26-11 and 5-3 in the league while the Hokies slip to 13-19 and 3-5.

Florida State commanded the field in game one, picking up six runs on five hits in a huge third inning. Getting things started was senior Kaleigh Rafter who scored the first run on a passed ball by Hokie catcher Amber Walker.

Five more Noles would cross home including sophomore Kristie McConn who picked up two hits and scored once in the third.

Picking up the win was sophomore Sarah Hamilton who gave up three hits, two walks and struck out eight. The Tallahassee native is now 10-5 on the season with a staff high 1.19 ERA.

The second game would be a close one as FSU took an early 2-0 lead once again in the third thanks to a Carly Wynn RBI single and Rafter RBI double.

Virginia Tech was determined to prevent the shutout in the fifth as a single to right field from shortstop Erin Ota plated centerfielder Jenna Rhodes. The Hokies would tie it up in the sixth thanks to a solo home run that just made it over the left field wall by Beth Walker, her third this season.

Despite their best efforts, it would be an error by the Hokie catcher that would allow what would be the winning run to score in the bottom of the sixth. Sophomore Ashley Stager picked up her second hit of the day and would advance to third on a sacrifice bunt by birthday girl Michelle Snyder and a fly out by Jessica Gilmore.

The Trinity, Fla., native would be sent home as the catcher made a wild throw to third baseman Charisse Mariconda in the pickoff attempt.

Terese Gober (17-6) was credited with the win in game two as she gave up two earned runs on seven hits to move her ERA to 1.35. The junior walked two batters and recorded seven punchouts against Virginia Tech.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         2  1  0   0  1  0 10  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  4  2
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  1
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  1  2   1  0  0  5  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  6  8   3  3  0 21  4
Opp                              24  0  3   0  2  8 18 13

2B - FSU-Brittany Joseph (1)
SH - FSU-Shayla Jackson (4)
SF - FSU-Carly Wynn (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (10-5)   7.0  3  0  0  2  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  2  8
Opp                  L          6.0  8  6  6  3  0


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA TECH 2
04/04/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  2   0  0  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   1  0  0  7  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  2
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PR-LF     2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  1   0  0  0  3  3
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  3  7   2  2  5 21  9
Opp                              27  2  7   2  1  7 18  6

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3), Kaleigh Rafter (6)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Kristie McConn (7)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Michelle Snyder (1)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Carly Wynn (13), Kristie McConn (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (17-6)   7.0  7  2  2  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  2  2  1  7
Opp                  L          6.0  7  3  2  2  5


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

VIRGINIA TECH 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
04/05/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Come Up Short, Fall To Hokies 2-0.

Florida State hosts Troy in a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 7.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 21 Florida State softball team suffered a 2-0 shutout at the hands of Virginia Tech in the final game of the ACC series on JoAnne Graf Field Sunday afternoon. The Noles are now 27-12 overall and 5-4 in the league as junior pitcher Terese Gober picked up loss number seven.

Virginia Tech (14-19, 4-5 ACC) took its first lead of the weekend after scoring two runs in the third. Second baseman Kristen Froehlich doubled to right center, her seventh double this year, and would move to third on a Jenna Rhodes single. Rhodes picked up stolen base number 23 on the year as both Hokies would plate on an Erin Ota single to right.

Florida State would have a handful of opportunites to get on the board, but would leave six runners stranded after seven innings.

Senior Kaleigh Rafter led the offense going 2-for-3, both of those hits being doubles. The catcher from Guelph, Ontario, now tops the Noles with a .359 batting average and eight doubles this season. Fellow senior Michelle Snyder recorded the third hit for FSU.

Gober struggled in the circle, giving up Virginia Tech's two earned runs on three hits with just three strikeouts before sophomore Sarah Hamilton was called in from the bullpen in the top of the fifth. Hamilton was impressive, giving up zero hits and punching out six of 10 Hokies faced.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  2   0  0  0  9  1
  Courtney Stager       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  3  2
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  2
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  0  3   0  2  4 21  8
Opp                              25  2  3   2  0  9 21 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Michelle Snyder (8), Brittany Joseph (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter 2 (8)
HBP - FSU-Mallory Borden (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Kristie McConn (10)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (17-7)   4.0  3  2  2  0  3
Sarah Hamilton                  3.0  0  0  0  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  2  2  0  9
Opp                  W          7.0  3  0  0  2  4


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, TROY 0
04/07/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Doubleheader Against Troy.

No. 21 Florida State heads to Gainesville on Wednesday to face No. 1 Florida in a single game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a pair of make-up games on JoAnne Graf Field, No. 21 Florida State swept Troy, 8-0 in six innings and 1-0 in nine, on Tuesday, April 7. The Seminoles are now 3-0 against the Trojans this season and improve to 29-12 overall.

Picking up the win in the 8-0 shutout was sophomore Sarah Hamilton (11-5) as she allowed no runs on five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. The Tallahassee native continues to lead the pitching staff with a 1.11 ERA.

Game one was chock full of hits for the Noles with senior Michelle Snyder leading the charge going 2-for-3 with three RBI, including the RBI single that would score the eighth run and end the game an inning early.

Fellow senior Kaleigh Rafter, junior Courtney Rosen, sophomore Brittany Joseph and freshmen Shayla Jackson and Amber Bryant rounded out the hits with one apiece.

The second game of the night was more of a pitcher's battle with FSU veteran Terese Gober taking the win after pitching a complete nine innings. The junior is now 18-7 as she gave up no runs on three hits with a single walk and eight punch outs.

Florida State would have a handful of opportunities to score, but would leave a total of six runners on base before scoring the winning point in the bottom of the ninth.

Using the International tie-breaker for extra innings, junior Carly Wynn would start the ninth inning on second base with Rafter up first. Rafter would naturally attempt a sacrifice bunt to advance Wynn to third, but would not only get the sac but reach first safely on a fielding error by Troy first baseman Nikki Hollett.

With runners on first and third, Mallory Borden would be intentionally walked to load the bases with fellow sophomore Ashley Stager on deck. A sacrifice fly out to center from Stager would score Wynn and complete the doubleheader sweep for FSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   2  0  1  9  0
  Courtney Stager       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  1  0   0  1  2  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  2  0   0  1  1  0  4
Monica Montez           LF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  2   3  0  1  2  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Allison Collins       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  1  1   2  0  1  4  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  8  7   8  6  7 18  6
Opp                              22  0  5   0  0  9 16  6

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (9), Brittany Joseph (2)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (7), Michelle Snyder (4)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (6)
SF - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (14), Mallory Borden (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (11-5)   6.0  5  0  0  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  5  0  0  0  9
Opp                  L          5.1  7  8  6  6  7


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

FLORIDA STATE 1, TROY 0
04/07/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  0  3  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   1  0  0  1  3
Amber Bryant            LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  2  3
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  5  2
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  0  0   0  1  1  8  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  5
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  1  2   1  3  8 27 13
Opp                              26  0  3   0  1  7 25  6

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (7)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-3, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (4), Courtney Rosen (1)
SF - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (18-7)   9.0  3  0  0  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  1  7
Opp                  L          8.1  2  1  0  3  8


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TROY
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
0

FLORIDA 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/08/2009, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 21 Seminoles Fall 3-4 To No. 1 Gators In Extra-Inning Heartbreaker.

Seniors Kaleigh Rafter and Michelle Snyder each picked up a home run.

GAINESVILLE, FL - In front of the largest crowd (2,398) they've played for this season, the No. 21 Seminoles fell 3-4 to No. 1 Florida in a heartbreaking extra-inning game at Katie Seashole Pressly Field in Gainesville in Wednesday night. Florida State is now 29-13 on the season while the Gators improve to 40-3.

Despite the loss, seniors Kaleigh Rafter and Michelle Snyder had notable performances that included a two-RBI homer from Rafter which tied the game in the sixth and a solo round-tripper by Snyder that gave FSU the 3-2 lead in the seventh. Picking up the loss for the Noles was Terese Gober (18-8) who entered in the bottom of the sixth and gave up two earned runs on three hits with four strikeouts.

Starting in the circle for FSU was sophomore Sarah Hamilton who punched out seven Gators and gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits.

The Gators were on the board early in the first as leadoff batter Aja Paculba singled to centerfield and would steal second as Tiffany DeFelice struckout looking. A groundout to Kristie McConn at second would advance the runner to third and a wild pitch from Hamilton would score Paculba with two outs.

The sophomore pitcher redeemed herself in the bottom of the second as she struck out the side, shutting down sophomores Kelsey Bruder and Megan Bush and junior Corrie Brooks.

Florida State had its first big opportunity to place some digits on the board in the third as Carly Wynn drew a walk followed by a Rafter single that ricocheted off the pitcher's leg to advance Wynn.

A pop fly to left field from Mallory Borden would allow Wynn to tag third as Rafter attempted to draw the throw, but the play would end with both runners in scoring position and Ashley Stager lining out to the pitcher.

The Seminoles were mixed up in a lot of Gator hullabaloo in the bottom of the third beginning with a single bunt by freshman Michelle Moultrie to place a runner on with one out. The centerfielder would then try to steal second, but it appeared to both teams that the runner was caught by Rafter's throw to second baseman McConn.

Apparently that wasn't the case. As Moultrie began to saunter towards the Gator dugout, the first base umpire made the signal of safe and she took off towards third. In a bit of a panic, McConn made a wild throw to Snyder at third that got away and Moultrie would score the second Florida run on the throwing error.

The Noles would battle back in a big way in the top of the sixth to tie it up at two apiece thanks to Rafter's two-RBI bomb that flew way over the left field fence, her eighth this year.

Then, for the first time in the game, FSU would take the lead thanks to the solo round-tripper by Synder in the top of the seventh which pulled the Noles ahead, 3-2.

Unfortunately, there was little time to get comfortable even after an unbelievable line drive snagged high in the air by Stager would put two outs in the bottom of the seventh for Florida. The third batter up, Megan Bush, took a hard swing on the second pitch Gober threw to send it bouncing off the scoreboard for a solo home run that would send the game into extra innings.

No runners would score for either team in the eighth and the Noles would put one runner on in the top of the ninth when Jessica Gilmore singled up the middle. But a strikeout would give the Gators another chance to take the win.

The home team was successful in that attempt as the leadoff batter, Francesca Enea, would not only pick up her first hit of the game but also the walk-off home run to left that gave UF the 4-3 victory.

Florida State came closer than many of Florida's opponents have all season on top of out-hitting the Gators eight to six.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  1  2   2  0  1 10  2
Mallory Borden          DP        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Stager       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH-LF     2  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        4  1  2   1  0  1  0  1
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  4  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  3  8   3  1 10 24  6
Opp                              28  4  6   2  2 11 27  8

E - FSU-Kristie McConn (4)
2B - FSU-Michelle Snyder (6)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (8), Michelle Snyder (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  5.0  3  2  1  2  7
Terese Gober         L (18-8)   3.0  3  2  2  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  4  3  2 11
Opp                  W          9.0  8  3  3  1 10


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
3
8
1
FLORIDA
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
4
6
0

FLORIDA STATE 1, MARYLAND 0
04/11/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Doubleheader Against Terrapins With A Pair Of Shutouts.

Florida State won back-to-back shutouts for the third time this season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the third time this season the Florida State softball team swept a doubleheader with two shutout wins over Maryland on Saturday, April 11, on JoAnne Graf Field. A solo home run by senior Kaleigh Rafter secured the 1-0 win in game one while the Noles picked up an 8-0 run-rule victory in game two. FSU improves to 31-13 and 7-4 in the ACC while the Terps slip to 20-19 and 5-6.

Picking up the win in the opener was sophomore Sarah Hamilton who threw her 11th complete game this season. The Tallahassee native struck out 12 Terrapins while giving up just four hits and two walks and hitting one batter. She now leads the Seminoles pitching staff with a 1.06 ERA and her record improves to 12-5.

While both teams managed to reach base in the early game, the runs just weren't coming. That is until the bottom of the sixth when leadoff batter Kaleigh Rafter went yard as she took a mighty swing on a 3-2 count to pick up her ninth homerun this season. The Guelph, Ontario native is now tied for sixth in the FSU record books for single-season homers.

Despite only racking up five hits in game one, the Garnet and Gold picked things up in second round with nine hits. Junior Terese Gober was in the circle for FSU and gave up just two hits with three walks and four strikeouts. The win is her 19th this season as she drops her ERA to 1.28.

Florida State wasted no time and was on the board in the first inning as leadoff batter Shayla Jackson reached first on a throwing error by Maryland's third baseman, Devon Williams, and would advance to second on the throw.

An RBI single down the right field line by Carly Wynn would score Jackson with Rafter on deck. Wynn picked up her 15th stolen base before she plated on a Rafter RBI single to the left fielder.

Up 2-0, the Noles would add four more in the bottom of the fourth on four hits. Senior Michelle Snyder got on with a fielder's choice followed by a single by pinch hitter Courtney Rosen. Maryland pitcher Sarah Dooley would load the bases as she hit sophomore Brittany Joseph in the thigh.

A Jackson single to left field would score Snyder and both she and Joseph would score on a Rafter two RBI single. With two outs, designated player Mallory Borden laid down a nice hit up the middle to plate Wynn and the Noles would go up 6-0 heading into the fifth.

Kendra Knight would enter the circle for Maryland in the middle of the fourth and managed to strikeout the side in the bottom of the fifth, shutting down Snyder, Kristie McConn and pinch hitter Allison Collins.

The Noles would pick up the two runs needed to end the game early when Wynn scored on a yet another Rafter RBI single. Freshman Amber Bryant pinch ran for Rafter and with two outs, sophomore Ashley Stager knocked the ball into right field to plate Bryant and give FSU the 8-0, six-inning, shutout win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  1  1   1  0  1 11  1
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  0  0   0  1  0  4  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  1  5   1  3  5 21  7
Opp                              24  0  4   0  2 12 18  8

HR - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (9)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (7)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (15)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (12-5)   7.0  4  0  0  2 12
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  0  0  2 12
Opp                  L          6.0  5  1  1  3  5


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, MARYLAND 0
04/11/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  1   1  0  0  1  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  3  1   1  2  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  0  4   4  0  0  4  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   1  1  0  1  1
Monica Montez           LF        0  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  2  3  3
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  1  0   0  0  1  7  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  8  9   8  5  6 18  9
Opp                              21  0  1   0  3  4 17  5

E - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (6), Jessica Gilmore (3)
HBP - FSU-Brittany Joseph (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (17), Monica Montez (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (19-8)   6.0  1  0  0  3  4
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  1  0  0  3  4
Opp                  L          5.2  9  8  7  5  6


  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
MARYLAND
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
4
0
2
8
9
2

FLORIDA STATE 1, MARYLAND 0
04/12/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 21 Florida State Completes Sweep Over Maryland.

The Seminoles managed to sweep the Terps with another 1-0 shutout on Easter Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 21st-ranked Florida State softball team shutout Maryland to complete the sweep on Easter Sunday with a 1-0 win at JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex. The Seminoles improve to 32-13 overall and 8-4 in the ACC, good for a third place ranking, while Maryland slips to 20-20 and 5-7.

Florida State got on the board first in the second inning when the Seminoles were able to manufacture a run thanks to Ashley Stager. The sophomore had a bunt single to lead off the inning, and advanced to second on a Monica Montez groundout.

After stealing third, Kristie McConn lined a double into left field to drive in the first run of the game. Stager led the Noles in hitting, going 2-for-2 along with two stolen bases, including the only run of the game. McConn and Brittany Joseph each also added a hit for the Seminoles.

Terese Gober picked up her 20th win of the season with a strong performance inside the circle. Gober (20-8) clinched the first 20-win season by a pitcher since 2006 when Tiffany McDonald won 30 games, leading the Seminoles to a Super Regional appearance. Gober pitched 5.2 innings, allowing only four Maryland hits and striking out three.

Tallahassee native Sarah Hamilton entered the game in relief of Gober in the top of the sixth with a runner on first and two outs in a save situation, hoping to preserve the lead for FSU. Maryland second baseman Breanna Shaw hit the first pitch right back to Hamilton, recording the third out of the inning to get out of trouble.

Hamilton picked up her first save of the season, and the second of her career by finishing off the Terrapins in the seventh. After allowing a leadoff single by Kerry Hickey, a sacrifice bunt by Alex Schultz put the tying run on second base with one out. After striking out the next Maryland batter looking on a breaking ball, Hamilton secured the Florida State win with a groundball to second to complete the sweep.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  2  4
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  1   1  0  0  1  5
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  1 13  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  1  4   1  1  5 21 12
Opp                              23  0  5   0  0  4 18 11

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (3)
SH - Opp-3, FSU-Carly Wynn (2)
SB - FSU-Ashley Stager 2 (12)
CS - FSU-Ashley Stager (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (20-8)   5.2  4  0  0  0  3
Sarah Hamilton       Sv(1)      1.1  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  0  0  0  4
Opp                  L          6.0  4  1  1  1  5


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MARYLAND
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
0
0
x
1
4
0

FLORIDA STATE 10, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
04/18/2009, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Doubleheader Against Wolfpack.

Florida State scored 11 runs while giving up just one in Saturday's double dip.

RALEIGH, NC - On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C., the No. 19 Florida State softball team swept NC State, 10-1 and 1-0, at Dail Stadium on the campus of NC State University. The Seminoles improve to 34-13 and 10-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference while the Wolfpack slips to 20-22 and 3-11.

"It's nice to get to play where the ACC Championships are being held," Florida State head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I think we're getting a bit of an advantage over some teams in the league that don't have the chance to play in the park during the regular season.

"It was nice to have a win where we scored a lot of runs and a win where we didn't score a lot of runs so we're really testing our ability to stay focused and not freak out in moments of a one-run ballgame."

Sophomore Sarah Hamilton started the early game and picked up her 13th win this season as she gave up just one run on three hits with a pair of walks and seven punch outs. The Tallahassee, Fla., native continues to lead the pitching staff with a 1.05 ERA.

Game one was the big scoring round for the Noles as they plated 10 runs on eight hits. Starting it off in the top of the first was junior Carly Wynn who drew a walk off NC State pitcher Lindsay Campana and would advance to third thanks to a Kaleigh Rafter double to right center. With runners in scoring position, designated player Mallory Borden struck out swinging but would reach first safely on a wild pitch that scored Wynn and moved Rafter to third with sophomore Ashley Stager on deck.

The shortstop took a mighty swing and ripped a three RBI round-tripper to left field to pick up her fifth of the season and pull FSU ahead 4-0.

NC State would get on the board with the help of a Bethaney Wells solo homer in the bottom of the third. But the Garnet and Gold answered with a solo homer of its own, courtesy of senior Michelle Snyder, her fourth this year, to edge the Pack 5-1.

Three more runs would plate in the fifth on three hits and the Noles would wrap it up in the seventh as junior Monica Montez singled to right, scoring Shayla Jackson and Jessica Gilmore.

The later game belonged to junior Terese Gober who pitched a complete game, giving up just three hits while allowing no runs and no walks with five strikeouts. The righty is now 21-8 on the season with 1.18 ERA.

The Seminoles' lone run in game two was scored by Jackson in the third. With two outs, the freshman outfielder singled to left and an error on the third baseman would advance her to second and place Wynn on first. As Rafter picked up her third hit of the day, Jackson scored an unearned run which would be the only for FSU.

NC State would go three up and three down in the bottom of the seventh as Claudia Cooper grounded into a double play to finish the game.

"It will be nice to see if we can make our adjustments tonight against their pitching staff," Alameda said. "That's what it takes when you get to conference tournaments and then regionals, to be able to make adjustments from game-to-game with pitchers."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  2  1   1  1  0  2  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  2  2   0  0  0  8  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  2   5  1  0  2  1
Monica Montez           LF        4  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Stager       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  3
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  1  0   0  1  1  6  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29 10  8   9  5  7 21  6
Opp                              26  1  4   1  2  8 21 10

E - FSU-Michelle Snyder (9)
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (4), Kaleigh Rafter (10), Ashley Stager (4)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (5), Michelle Snyder (4)
SB - FSU-Brittany Joseph (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (13-5)   6.0  3  1  1  2  7
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  2  8
Opp                  L          7.0  8 10 10  5  7


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FLORIDA STATE
4
0
0
1
3
0
2
10
8
1
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
4
0

FLORIDA STATE 1, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
04/18/2009, RALEIGH, NC

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   1  0  0  5  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  0   0  2  1  1  4
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  5
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  3  3
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  1 10  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  1  5   1  2  6 21 14
Opp                              23  0  3   0  0  5 21  7

E - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Michelle Snyder (2)
SB - FSU-Mallory Borden (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (21-8)   7.0  3  0  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  0  5
Opp                  L          7.0  5  1  0  2  6


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

FLORIDA STATE 1, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
04/19/2009, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Finishes Sweep Over NC State With 1-0 Victory.

The Seminoles are now 11-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

RALEIGH, NC - For the second consecutive weekend, the No. 19 Seminoles pulled off a sweep over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent as they shutout NC State 1-0 at Dail Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday afternoon. Florida State's overall record improves to 35-13 with an 11-4 ACC record while the Wolfpack falls to 20-23 and 3-12.

Picking up her 22nd win was junior pitcher Terese Gober who threw for 5.2 innings and gave up four hits and two strikeouts. She is now 22-8 overall with a 1.14 ERA and 172 punchouts.

Florida State started off strong in the first with back-to-back base hits from leadoff batter Shayla Jackson and Carly Wynn in the two spot. With top-hitter Kaleigh Rafter on deck it would seem as if the Noles would get at least one run across. But a hopper to third would result in a double play with Jackson and Rafter out, advancing Wynn to second.

The second inning would see the first and what would be the only run scored for FSU thanks to a Monica Montez RBI-double down the left line that plated sophomore Ashley Stager. The double was one of two hits for the junior outfielder who also picked up a single in the third.

Florida State got caught in a bit of a jam in inning three as the Wolfpack's leadoff batter, Eliza Jacobellis, reached first safely after knocking a short hit to Gober. The Seminole pitcher would make a kneeling grab but a sloppy throw to first would allow Jacobellis to advance to second, followed by a wild pitch to place the runner on third with one out.

The fourth inning would play out much the same as NC State would get on base with a double and a hit batter. With runners on the corners, a swinging strikeout would get FSU out of trouble and maintain the 1-0 lead.

Sophomore Sarah Hamilton would relieve Gober with two outs and a runner on first in the sixth. The Tallahassee native was credited with her second save on the year as she allowed no hits with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings of work. Hamilton continues to lead the Seminole pitching staff with a 1.04 ERA and 211 strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  3
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  7
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Amber Bryant            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  0   0  0  2 13  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  1  6   1  1  7 21 11
Opp                              25  0  4   0  0  4 21  7

E - FSU-Terese Gober (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Michelle Snyder (3)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (18)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (22-8)   5.2  4  0  0  0  2
Sarah Hamilton       Sv(2)      1.1  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  0  0  0  4
Opp                  L          7.0  6  1  1  1  7


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
1
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA 1
04/25/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Doubleheader Against Cavaliers.

Kaleigh Rafter's grand slam in game two is her 10th home run this season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - On a beautiful April day in Tallahassee, the No. 18 Florida State softball team swept a doubleheader against Virginia, 3-1 and 12-4 (6), in front of one of the largest crowds at JoAnne Graf Field this season. The pair of wins improves the Seminoles' record to 37-13 and 13-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and extends their winning streak over the Cavaliers to nine straight as the visitors from Charlottesville slip to 25-19 and 2-14 in the league.

"We had a good crowd today and that's always nice when you're playing at home and when it's senior weekend," Florida State head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I think today was good for our momentum since we've had a lot of one-run ballgames. It's nice to get those runs and have good base-running. I think this gives us a lot of confidence as we head into the ACC Tournament."

Picking up win number 23 in the second game was junior Terese Gober (23-8) who gave up four earned runs on seven hits with an impressive 11 strikeouts. She is now averaging a 1.26 ERA with 186 punch outs this year.

In the higher-scoring second game, the Noles were out to an early 3-0 start after the first inning thanks to a Kaleigh Rafter two-RBI double to right center that scored Carly Wynn and Shayla Jackson. The senior would also score thanks to an RBI-single to center by Ashley Stager.

The Cavaliers made a solid effort in the second to take a slight 4-3 lead thanks to a two-RBI single from Sarah Tacke, an sacrifice fly from Lauren McCaskey and a solo home run to left center hit by senior Casey Steffan.

But the inning truly belonged to FSU as leadoff batter Brittany Joseph drew a walk, followed by a Wynn single that would put runners on first and second with no outs. Jackson would also pick up a single up the middle to load the bases as Rafter stepped up to the plate.

Wasting no time at all, the senior from Guelph, Ontario, took a mighty slice at the first pitch to send the ball nearly to the parking garage across the street in left field. The grand slam was the first for Rafter as a Seminole and her 10th home run of the season. She is now tied for fourth all-time at FSU for single-season homers.

"When I hit it I had a pretty good inclination that it had enough to get out," Rafter said. "Before the pitch I was just thinking `get something deep, score a run.' I was expecting an away pitch but she ended up throwing one inside and I just tried to get the barrel to it and I did."

The last time a Nole recorded a grand slam was at last year's ACC Tournament in game one against Boston College when then-senior Brittany Osmon picked one up in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Eagles.

A few more runs would plate in the third to extend the lead to 9-4 for Florida State while Virginia was unsuccessful in what would be the final three innings as seven of 13 batters Gober faces would strike out.

In the bottom of the sixth, Jackson was on base on a fielder's choice that sent Wynn to the dugout and would steal her sixth base of the year with Rafter at the plate. The Seminole catcher would fly out to left with designated player Courtney Rosen on desk. The junior drew a walk followed by a Stage RBI single hit hard at the shortstop who stood no chance at fielding the ball. Jackson would score as FSU would place runners on first and second.

A wild pitch from Cavaliers' pitcher Stephanie Coates moved the runners into scoring position and both would score as senior Michelle Snyder's hit to the left fielder would bobble out of her glove, ending the game an inning early with a 12-4 Florida State victory.

In the earlier game, the Seminoles took a 3-1 edge over the Cavaliers on four hits, one RBI and four Virginia errors. Florida State scored early in the first as junior Carly Wynn singled to the shortstop and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from freshman Shayla Jackson. Wynn would plate as the Cavaliers second baseman made a fielding error that allowed Ashley Stager to reach first safely.

The final two runs were also unearned and came in the bottom of the fourth. Snyder managed to steal home as sophomore Kristie McConn followed up a stolen base of her own with a score thanks to Joseph's sacrifice fly to center.

Sophomore Sarah Hamilton recorded the win in game one and is now 14-5 this season. The Tallahassee native struck out 12 batters while giving up just one hit and one run, unearned. She continues to lead the pitching staff with a 0.99 ERA and 223 strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         2  0  1   0  1  0 12  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Mallory Borden          DP        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  1
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  0  0   1  0  0  4  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  3  4   1  2  2 21  5
Opp                              22  1  1   1  1 12 18  5

E - Opp-4, FSU-Brittany Joseph (9)
2B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (5)
SF - FSU-Brittany Joseph (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (19), Kaleigh Rafter (1), Ashley Stager (13), Michelle Snyder 2 (5), Kristie McConn (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (14-5)   7.0  1  1  0  1 12
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  1  0  1 12
Opp                  L          6.0  4  3  0  2  2


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

FLORIDA STATE 12, VIRGINIA 4
04/25/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  3  2   1  2  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  3  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  2  2   6  0  0 11  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH-DP     0  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  2
Michelle Snyder         3B        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  1
Jessica Gilmore         LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  1  1   0  1  0  4  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              27 12 10   9  5  1 18  5
Opp                              24  4  7   3  2 11 17  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Shayla Jackson (2), Michelle Snyder (10)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Carly Wynn (8), Kaleigh Rafter (11)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (10)
SH - FSU-Shayla Jackson (6)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (23-8)   6.0  7  4  4  2 11
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  4  4  2 11
Opp                  L          5.2 10 12  9  5  1


  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
VIRGINIA
0
4
0
0
0
0
4
7
2
FLORIDA STATE
3
4
2
0
0
3
12
10
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, VIRGINIA 1
04/26/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Completes Sweep With 5-1 Win Over Virginia.

The Seminoles improve to 14-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a perfect end for Senior Day as No. 18 Florida State completed the sweep over Virginia with a 5-1 victory in the final game of the regular season on JoAnne Graf Field. The Seminoles power forward to a 38-13 record and 14-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is the best league record the program has had since joining the ACC in 1991.

"It's so nice to be able to sweep at home and gain momentum going into the ACC Tournament," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Sarah Hamilton did a great job keeping Virginia off-balance today. They're a good hitting ball club so that was nice to see.

"The momentum is really going for us now. Defensive pitching has been a strength for us and it was nice to see our bats come alive as well."

Hamilton was solid in the circle for the Noles, giving up just two hits, one unearned run, a single walk and 11 punchouts. The sophomore continues to lead the pitching staff with an impressive 0.95 season ERA with 234 strikeouts, just 10 away from cracking the single-season Top 10 at Florida State.

The offense was nicely spread out this afternoon, led by freshman Shayla Jackson who picked up three hits while senior Michelle Snyder, junior Carly Wynn and sophomore Kristie McConn each recording two apiece. Shortstop Ashley Stager rounded out the hits with one of her own.

The first runs came in the third inning as McConn was on board with a single to left and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. The second baseman moved to third thanks to a Wynn single to center and went on to score on a Jackson single to third. A throwing error on the third baseman advanced both runners and Wynn would plate on a Rafter sacrifice fly to pull the Noles ahead 2-0.

McConn would return in the fourth and record a nice double to right center, her fourth on the year, to score senior Jessica Gilmore from second and pull FSU ahead 3-0.

The final pair of FSU runs came courtesy of a Snyder single to deep right field that scored Rafter and Stager to extend the lead to 5-0.

The Cavaliers would prevent the shutout in the top of the sixth with Carly Winger on first, the senior would steal second as Rafter's throw to McConn would just miss the mark and bounce off Winger's foot and roll to the warning track. The leftfielder would score on the play, but a pop-up to Stager and a Hamilton strikeout would put a stop to Virginia's attempts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  2   0  0  1  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  3   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         1  1  0   1  1  0 12  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  2
Jessica Gilmore         LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  2   2  0  0  0  2
Amber Bryant            DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  1
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  5 10   4  2  1 21  5
Opp                              23  1  2   0  1 11 18  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (5)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (9), Kristie McConn (4)
SH - FSU-Jessica Gilmore (2), Brittany Joseph (3)
SF - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (20), Shayla Jackson (7)
CS - FSU-Shayla Jackson (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (15-5)   6.1  2  1  0  1 11
Lauren Varsalona                0.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  0  1 11
Opp                  L          6.0 10  5  4  2  1


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

FLORIDA STATE 2, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
05/02/2009, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Pull Off Doubleheader Shutout Over Eagles.

Sarah Hamilton threw her second no-hitter of the season in game one.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - A solid defense paired with key hits lifted No. 17 Florida State to a pair of shutout victories over Boston College on Shea Field Saturday afternoon. Seminole pitcher Sarah Hamilton picked up her second no-hitter this season in the 2-0 game one win while a Carly Wynn solo home run in the top of the eighth clinched the doubleheader sweep and propelled the Noles to a 40-13 overall and 16-4 in ACC, good for second place in the regular season heading into the tournament next weekend.

"It was two close ballgames and they hung in there," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "The pitchers did a great job today. Even though it was crunch time in the later innings, the team was very loose. Carly Wynn's home run was also nice to see."

Starting in the circle for the Noles in the early game was Hamilton (16-5) who picked up her second career no-hitter, was just one walk away from a perfect game, and struck out 14 Eagles. The sophomore righty now leads the FSU pitching staff and the ACC with a 0.91 ERA and has cracked into the Seminole single-season top 10 with 248 punch outs so far this year.

The Seminoles broke out in the sixth inning, picking up two runs on three hits. Freshman Shayla Jackson led off and was on with a single up the left side. Catcher Kaleigh Rafter would draw a walk and advance Jackson to third, followed by a fielder's choice that put Ashley Stager on first and sent Jackson back to the dugout.

Senior Michelle Snyder's second hit of the day was a double to right field that juiced the bases for Florida State with just one out.

Designated player Mallory Borden picked up an RBI single that would plat Courtney Stager who was pinch-running for Rafter. The next batter was Jessica Gilmore who hit a hopper to fifth and would reach safe as the third baseman made a wild throw, allowing the older Stager sister to score an unearned run.

Boston College would be unable to put any points on the board in the bottom of the sixth and seventh giving the Noles the 1-0 advantage heading into the second game of the day.

Picking up her 24th win this season in game two was junior Terese Gober (24-8) who was strong through eight innings, giving up just one hit, two walks and striking out a dozen BC batters.

It was a defensive battle between the teams, but in the end a solo home run courtesy of Wynn in the bottom of the eighth with two outs was enough to seal the deal for the Noles. The round-tripper is the sixth of the season for the junior outfielder.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   0  1  0 14  0
  Courtney Stager       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  2   0  0  0  1  1
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  2  7   1  2  1 21  2
Opp                              21  0  0   0  1 14 21  6

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Brittany Joseph (3)
SH - FSU-Kristie McConn (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (16-5)   7.0  0  0  0  1 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  0  0  0  1 14
Opp                  L          7.0  7  2  1  2  1


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
7
0
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1

FLORIDA STATE 1, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
05/02/2009, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  0  0 12  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  4
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  1   0  0  0 11  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  4
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  1  4   1  1  0 24 10
Opp                              24  0  1   0  2 12 24 15

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Michelle Snyder (7)
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (6)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Brittany Joseph (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (24-8)   8.0  1  0  0  2 12
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  1  0  0  2 12
Opp                  L          8.0  4  1  1  1  0


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
05/03/2009, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Complete Final Series Sweep With 4-0 Win Over Boston College.

Florida State takes its 12-game winning streak into the ACC Tournament as the No. 2 seed.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - The No. 17 Florida State softball team brought out the brooms to Shea Field as it completed the final regular season sweep over Boston College with a 4-0 shutout on Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles, now 41-13 and 17-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, will take their 12-game winning streak to the conference tournament starting May 8 as the No. 2-seed where they will once again face the Eagles at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

"It was nice to get another sweep," Florida State head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Three weekends in a row is a great confidence booster for the team going into the ACC Tournament next week. The team did a great job and we were able to work all three pitchers in the circle today. It was just a great day."

Sophomore pitcher Sarah Hamilton (17-5) started in the circle for the Noles and picked up another shutout win while giving up just two hits and adding seven strikeouts to her resume this season. With 255 punch outs, the Tallahassee native is now tied for fifth in the FSU single-season Top 10 record book.

Florida State was on the board early in today's game, scoring two unearned runs in the second inning. Starting things off was junior Monica Montez who drew a walk off BC pitcher, Cassie Gage. With two outs, sophomore Kristie McConn hit a short hopper to the third baseman and would reach base safely and advance Montez when the first baseman, Dani Weir, was unable to field the throw.

With runners on first and second, Brittany Joseph would also draw a walk on a full count to load the bases as leadoff batter Shayla Jackson would step to the plate and pick up a nice hit to shallow center that would score Montez and McConn.

The bats really broke out in the third inning as the Seminoles picked up five hits, one of which belonged to sophomore Ashley Stager who picked up her sixth home run of the season. As the line drive was sent to the perfect spot in left field, the Eagles defense couldn't get there in time and the ball would knick the top of the fence and land on the outside for the two-run homer.

Florida State would hold tight to its 4-0 lead as Terese Gober would enter for Hamilton in the bottom of the fifth. The junior gave up just two hits, one walk and struck out three in 2.1 innings of work before relieved by sophomore Lauren Varsalona with one out.

BC's Blair Destito drew a walk off Varsalona to put a runner on for the home team. The next batter Varsalona faced grounded out to Michelle Snyder at third but was followed by a single from Gemma Ypparila that would put runners on first and second with two outs.

Leadoff batter Brittany Wilkins would take a ball off the shoulder to load the bases for the Eagles in an attempt to prevent a shutout. But the crafty Florida State defense would stay strong and pick up the third out as Stager flipped the ball to second baseman McConn to send Ypparila back to the dugout and complete the sweep.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  0   0  1  0 10  0
  Jessica Lola          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   2  1  1  1  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Monica Montez           LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        1  0  0   0  1  0  5  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  4  6   4  5  3 21  4
Opp                              25  0  5   0  2 10 21  7

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Ashley Stager (6)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (21)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (17-5)   4.0  2  0  0  0  7
Terese Gober                    2.1  2  0  0  1  3
Lauren Varsalona                0.2  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  0  0  2 10
Opp                  L          7.0  6  4  2  5  3


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FLORIDA STATE
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
4
6
0
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
05/08/2009, ACC, Raleigh, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Shutout Eagles And Advance To Semi-Finals At ACC Tournament.

No. 2-seed Florida State will face No. 3-seed North Carolina at 1 o'clock on Saturday.

RALEIGH, NC - Florida State pulled off yet another shutout victory over Boston College on Friday in its first game of the ACC Tournament hosted by NC State in Raleigh, N.C. The 2-0 victory for the No. 16 Seminoles eliminated the Eagles from the single-elimination tournament and matches them up with No. 3-seeded North Carolina in the semi-final round at 1 o'clock tomorrow.

This year's ACC Pitcher of the Year, sophomore Sarah Hamilton, struck out nine Eagles while giving up just one hit and one walk. The righty's ERA improves to 0.86 and she is now ranked eighth in the FSU Single Season Top 10 for strikeouts with 264.

The Seminoles were on the board early in the game as leadoff batter Carly Wynn doubled to left center in the bottom of the first. Freshman Shayla Jackson would reach base safely on a fielding error by the BC third baseman that would also advance Wynn to third. Kaleigh Rafter popped up to the short stop and with Ashley Stager on deck. A wild pitch from pitcher Taylor Peyton allowed Wynn to score but a quick reaction from the BC defense would catch Jackson out at third. The Noles would be up 1-0 as Stager flew out to left field and rolled the game into the second inning.

Wynn would plate the second run for the Noles in the third as she picked up her second hit of the day to second base. The centerfielder led the squad going 3-for-4 and scored the final run courtesy of a Michelle Snyder RBI single to left field.

Florida State's defense was solid throughout, allowing just six BC runners to reach base with 21 putouts. Junior Terese Gober entered for Hamilton in the top of the sixth and struck out four of eight batters faced and giving up no hits.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  2  3   0  0  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         3  0  1   0  0  0 12  1
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  1
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  1
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        1  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  2  8   1  4  3 21  4
Opp                              22  0  1   0  1 13 18  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (7)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (10)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (7), Brittany Joseph (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (18-5)   5.0  1  0  0  1  9
Terese Gober         Sv(1)      2.0  0  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  1 13
Opp                  L          6.0  8  2  1  4  3


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
1
0
0
0
x
2
8
1

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA 1
05/09/2009, ACC, Raleigh, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Advance To ACC Championship Game With 4-1 Win Over Tar Heels.

Florida State will play the winner of the Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech match up.

RALEIGH, NC - The second-seeded Florida State (43-13) softball team eliminated third-seeded North Carolina (45-11) 4-1 to advance to the ACC Championship game at Dail Stadium on the campus of NC State. The No. 16-ranked Seminoles improve their winning streak to 14 straight and make the first appearance in the ACC title game since the 2006 season on top of giving head coach Lonni Alameda her milestone 200th career victory.

"I was an exciting game in front of a great crowd which gave it a good championship feel," Alameda said. "We wanted to be in tomorrow's game and we had to get past a really good North Carolina team to do that. Sarah [Hamilton] ran out of gas a little towards the end but she came back and gutted it out. It's an amazing feeling when you can accomplish that. It was just an exciting game."

ACC Pitcher of the Year Sarah Hamilton was solid in the circle for the Noles, striking out 13 Tar Heels and giving up just three hits and the one run. She continues to lead the league with a 0.87 ERA and is now ranked tied for sixth in the FSU Single Season record books with 277 punch outs this year. Coming into the weekend, the Tallahassee native ranked in the NCAA at third for strikeouts per seven innings, sixth for overall ERA and 21st for strikeouts.

A total of 12 batters struck out for both teams in the first three innings before Kaleigh Rafter stepped to the plate and broke up the pitcher's duel. Shayla Jackson led off for the Noles and combined a nicely placed hit with her speed to pick up a single with Rafter on deck. The senior catcher evened the count at 2-2 before taking a mighty swing at the sixth pitch, launching the ball into the track complex behind left field. Rafter now leads her squad with 11 home runs and 43 RBI this season.

North Carolina would find a handful of opportunities to put some points on the board in the top of the sixth as pinch-hitter Constance Orr broke up the no-hitter with a single to Kristie McConn. Orr beat the throw by a millisecond and was just the fourth Tar Heel to reach base all day. Breanna Brown followed up with a single of her own up the middle to put two UNC runners on base with no outs and the two-time ACC Player of the Year, Danielle Spaulding, on deck.

Hamilton would throw one ball to the UNC first baseman before junior Terese Gober was called in from the bullpen. Despite her best effort, Gober was unable to pick up any strike outs and walked Spaulding and Brittany McKinney, allowing a run to plate for the Tar Heels before Hamilton re-entered and got the Noles out of the pickle with two punch outs and a foul-out to McConn.

With a 2-1 lead, Florida State was not finished putting the points on the board in the bottom of the sixth. Leading off was left fielder Monica Montez who struck out looking, followed by a nice hit up the middle from senior Michelle Snyder. Designated player Courtney Rosen drew a walk from Lisa Norris and moved Snyder up to second. Another strikeout by pinch-hitter Allison Collins would bring up first baseman Brittany Joseph with two outs. The sophomore popped up to the shortstop in the third and was hit by a pitch in the fifth and this time reached first thanks to a fielding error by UNC's third baseman Alyssa Francona. The error cost the Tar Heels a run as pinch-runner Amber Bryant would plate, stretching the lead to 3-1 for FSU.

With runners on the corners, Norris intentionally walked junior Carly Wynn to load the bases in hopes of getting an easy third out with Jackson stepping to the plate. The freshman right fielder knocked the ball right to short stop Christine Knauer but she would not make the play, resulting in another Seminole run and pushing the score to 4-1.

North Carolina wasn't giving up without a fight in the seventh and pinch-hitter Stephanie Murad doubled up the middle and Brown drew a walk with two outs. It was a perfectly placed pitch by Hamilton that caught Spaulding looking to end the game and advance the Noles to the title game tomorrow.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         2  1  1   2  2  0 13  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   0  0  2  2  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH-DP     1  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  4  5   2  4 11 21  1
Opp                              24  1  3   1  6 13 18  3

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (11)
HBP - FSU-Brittany Joseph (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (19-5)   7.0  3  1  1  4 13
Terese Gober                    0.0  0  0  0  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  6 13
Opp                  L          6.0  5  4  2  4 11


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NORTH CAROLINA
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FLORIDA STATE
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GEORGIA TECH 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/10/2009, ACC Championship, Raleigh, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Georgia Tech In ACC Championship Game.

Three Seminoles were named to the ACC All-Tournament team.

RALEIGH, NC - In its first appearance in the title game of the ACC Tournament since 2006, second-seeded Florida State (43-14) fell 3-1 to top-seeded Georgia Tech (43-13) at Dail Stadium on the campus of NC State University Sunday afternoon. ACC Pitcher of the Year Sarah Hamilton along with Kaleigh Rafter and Carly Wynn were named to the All-Tournament team.

"We have to tip our hats to Georgia Tech," Florida State head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Our game plan was to come in and make them work defensively. We had a lot of ground balls and a lot of situations that they just took advantage of. We couldn't get anything started and they did a good job. [Kristen] Adkins kept us off-balance and they did a good job of keeping the momentum in their dugout the entire time."

Florida State was in trouble early as starting pitcher Terese Gober gave up three runs on three hits with one walk and struck out one batter in the bottom of the first inning to give Georgia Tech the 3-0 lead. Sophomore Sarah Hamilton was called in to face the seventh, eighth and ninth batters and was able to get the Noles out of the pickle.

The Seminoles made a charge in the top of the seventh as leadoff batter Courtney Rosen drew a walk off Georgia Tech's Kristen Adkins, who earned the ACC Tournament MVP honor. Freshman Amber Bryant stepped in and pinch hit for second baseman Kristie McConn and was on with a single up the middle that advance Rosen to second.

Pinch-hitter Mallory Borden took over for first baseman Brittany Joseph and picked up a fielder's choice to Jen Yee at second, putting runners at the corners with Wynn on deck. The junior centerfielder knocked a nice hit to shallow left field to score Rosen and shorten the gap to 3-1. Following two fielder's choices and a ground out to short stop, freshman Shayla Jackson was on board with her first hit of the game down the left field line which loaded the bases giving Rafter an opportunity to even it up with just one out on the board.

On a 1-1 count, the starting catcher took a big swing that flew high to center and was caught in shallow territory by Yellow Jacket Blair Shimandle and a laser throw to catcher Jessica Weaver would catch Borden at the plate and the double play would end the game at 3-1 to give Georgia Tech its third ACC title on program history.

The Seminoles were strong both defensively and offensively, out-hitting the Yellow Jackets 8-to-7 while Hamilton struck out six batters; Adkins managed only two punch outs.

"We had good hitting today and Sarah Hamilton did a great job really sticking with the game plan," Alameda said. "[Kaleigh] Rafter had some good at-bats and Carly [Wynn] had some great at-bats. It was also nice to see some kids come off the bench and have a good game like Amber Bryant and Courtney Rosen.

"We're still upbeat because sometimes if you get beat, you get beat. We've got to keep our heads up heading into next weekend. I think for the team it hurts a little bit right now but they gave it their all."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  3   1  1  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  0  1   0  0  0  6  1
  Courtney Stager       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  4  2
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  1  8   1  3  2 18  8
Opp                              24  3  7   3  2  7 21 15

E - FSU-Ashley Stager (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (11)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Michelle Snyder (4)
SB - FSU-Shayla Jackson (8)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (24-9)   0.1  3  3  3  1  1
Sarah Hamilton                  5.2  4  0  0  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  3  3  2  7
Opp                  W          7.0  8  1  1  3  2


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FLORIDA STATE
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8
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GEORGIA TECH
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OKLAHOMA STATE 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/15/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Slip 1-0 To Cowgirls In NCAA Regional Opener.

Florida State will face Mississippi State at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Despite a gem of a performance in the circle from Sarah Hamilton, the 16th-seeded Florida State softball team fell to Oklahoma State 1-0 Friday night in NCAA Regional action at JoAnne Graf Field.

"I thought it was a good atmosphere, but I don't think we could really get anything going today," Florida State head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was a bit frustrating in that sense. We need to keep our chins up and go after it now. Our backs are against the wall so we have to go make it happen. We are excited for that. I think we hit the ball pretty hard. That has kind of been the M.O. for us in the past couple of games."

Hamilton and OSU pitcher Anna Whiddon went toe-to-toe, but the Cowgirls used small-ball in the seventh inning to finally break open a pitchers' duel.

Hamilton started things off by striking out the side in the top of the first but the Cowgirls' pitching was just as tough, allowing one Nole to reach base on a walk with two strike outs and a pop up to third.

Hamilton was able to get Florida State out of several jams as the Cowgirls put a runner on third in three innings, but were unable to score thanks to a strong Seminole defense.

After threatening several times, OSU finally broke through in the seventh inning. Megan Castle led off with a single and moved up on a sacrifice bunt in which she beat the throw to second base. Both she and Julie Ward moved up a bag on Taylor Marcum's sacrifice bunt and Castle scored on Chelsea Garcia's successful suicide squeeze.

Whiddon tossed a one-hitter in moving to 20-13 on the year. The lone Florida State hit came from Shayla Jackson - a single in the fourth inning. Hamilton pitched just as well, but ended up on the short end in dropping to 19-6. Hamilton allowed one run on four hits with a walk and eight strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         2  0  0   0  1  1 11  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  4  2
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        0  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
  Jessica Gilmore       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  0  1   0  2  9 21  8
Opp                              22  1  4   1  1 10 21  7

E - FSU-Carly Wynn (2)
2B - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-5
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (19-6)   7.0  4  1  1  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  1 10
Opp                  W          7.0  1  0  0  2  9


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OKLAHOMA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 5, MISSISSIPPI STATE 0
05/16/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Defeat MississippiState To Advance In NCAA Softball Regional.

Florida State's Hamilton throws no-hitter; Seminoles will face Oklahoma State at 7:22 p.m. Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State sophomore pitcher Sarah Hamilton pitched a no-hitter to lead top-seeded Florida State (44-15) to a 5-0 victory over Mississippi State in an elimination game at the NCAA Softball Tournament Tallahassee Regional Saturday at JoAnne Graf Field. The no-hitter was Hamilton's third of the season and third of her career and advanced the Seminoles into a second elimination game Saturday night against Oklahoma State. Mississippi State, which lost to Cal Friday', was eliminated from the tournament and finished the year 28-28.

Hamilton's no hitter was her third of the season with her first coming against Indiana on Feb. 21, 2009 and her second coming against Boston College on May 2. It was the second no-hitter in the span of two weeks for the Tallahassee native and 2009 ACC Pitcher of the Year.

Hamilton struck out 10, walked only two, enjoyed three 1-2-3 innings, allowed only one runner as far as third base and did not allow multiple base runners in the same inning until the seventh and final inning. Fittingly, Hamilton snared a line-drive off of the bat of Bulldog shortstop Jessie Spain to end the game.

Forida State scored the only two runs it needed in its half of the third inning on two hits, a walk and a hit batter. Centerfielder Carly Wynn was hit to lead the inning off and moved to second on a single by right fielder Shayla Jackson. A walk to shortstop Ashley Stager loaded the bases. Leftfielder Monica Montez then laced a two-run single up the middle to score Winn and Jackson.

The Seminoles' offense was not finished.

Florida State increased its lead to 5-0 on a bases loaded double in to the gap in left field by Stager. Her bases clearing hit scored first basemen Brittany Joseph, Jackson and catcher Kaleigh Rafter who had all singled. Stager was stranded on second when Montez popped out to the Bulldog catcher Chelsea Bramlett to end the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  4   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         4  1  1   0  0  1  6  4
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   3  1  0  1  1
  Jessica Gilmore       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        4  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  9  1
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  5  9   5  2  3 21 11
Opp                              22  0  0   0  2 10 21  2

E - FSU-Kaleigh Rafter (6), Kristie McConn (5)
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager (5)
HBP - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Kristie McConn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (20-6)   7.0  0  0  0  2 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  0  0  0  2 10
Opp                  L          7.0  9  5  5  2  3


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FLORIDA STATE
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3
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9
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MISSISSIPPI STATE
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0
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0
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OKLAHOMA STATE 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/16/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls In Extra Innings To Oklahoma State At NCAA Regional.

The Seminoles end a stellar season at 44-16 under first-year head coach Lonni Alameda.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A wild pitch in the bottom of the 12th inning lifted Oklahoma State to a 1-0 win over 16th-seeded Florida State in NCAA Softball Regional action late Saturday night at JoAnne Graf Field. The two teams battled for nearly three hours back and forth, but the Cowgirls finally prevailed to advance to Sunday's championship action while the loss ends the Seminoles' season.

Neither team was able to mount much of anything offensively as both starting pitchers were brilliant. OSU's Anna Whiddon went the full 12 innings and once again stymied the FSU offense one night after shutting them out in a 1-0 OSU win over FSU. For the Seminoles, starter Terese Gober went 6.2 innings while Sarah Hamilton went the final 4.2 innings after pitching seven innings earlier in the day.

In the 11th inning, OSU got the leadoff runner on and moved her to third with just one out. Florida State elected to intentionally walk the next two batters to load the bases up. Hamilton then got a pair of strikeouts to end the threat and bring the crowd to life. But Whiddon matched Hamilton with a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the 12th to keep the Cowgirls in it. In the bottom of the inning, Julie Ward led off with a double, moved to third base on a sacrifice bunt and scored the winning run on a wild pitch to end the game.

Whiddon (W, 21-13) went the distance, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out nine in tossing a 152-pitch gem. Gober went 6.2 innings, allowing no runs on four hits with five strikeouts while Hamilton (L, 20-7) went the final 4.2 innings. She allowed one run on three hits with two intentional walks and eight strikeouts.

For the Seminoles, Carly Wynn, Ashley Stager, Mallory Borden and Kristie McConn had the hits at the plate.

The loss ends the Seminoles' season at 44-16. It also signifies the end of three seniors' careers - Kaleigh Rafter, Jessica Gimore and Michelle Snyder - in the garnet and gold.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        5  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaleigh Rafter          C         5  0  0   0  0  0 15  2
Ashley Stager           SS        5  0  1   0  0  3  2  0
Monica Montez           LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michelle Snyder         3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  4  2
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  6  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brittany Joseph         1B        3  0  0   0  0  3  3  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  2
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  0  4   0  1  9 34  7
Opp                              37  1  7   0  2 13 36 11

E - FSU-Brittany Joseph (10)
2B - Opp-1
SH - Opp-4, FSU-Shayla Jackson (8), Monica Montez (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    6.2  4  0  0  0  5
Sarah Hamilton       L (20-7)   4.2  3  1  1  2  8
                               ===================
FSU                            11.1  7  1  1  2 13
Opp                  W         12.0  4  0  0  1  9


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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4
1
OKLAHOMA STATE
0
0
0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
7
0