Florida State Women's Softball - 2010 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Softball - 2010 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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2010 Softball


2010 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Tiffani Brown, UT, Tallahassee

Morgan Bullock, P-UT, Dacula, GA

Lauren Mullins, OF, Wellington

Briar Stanley, C, Snohomish, WA

Dale Townsend, P, Live Oak


2010 Roster - By Name

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 35 Robin Ahrberg         C       R-R  Jr-R **   Stillwater, OK (Stillwater)
* 22 Mallory Borden        IF      R-R  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy/Santa Fe CC)
*  6 Tiffani Brown         UT      L-R  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
   3 Amber Bryant          OF      L-R  So   *    Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch)
* 21 Morgan Bullock        P-UT    L-R  Fr        Dacula, GA (Mill Creek)
* 77 Allison Collins       C       R-R  Jr   **   Niceville (Niceville)
*  8 Terese Gober          P       R-R  Sr   ***  McDonough, GA (Union Grove)
* 44 Tory Haddad           IF      R-R  Sr        Valparaiso (Fort Walton Beach/Ohio State)
* 25 Sarah Hamilton        P       R-R  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 14 Shayla Jackson        OF      L-R  So   *    Pembroke Pines (Pembroke Pines Charter)
* 28 Brittany Joseph       UTL     R-R  Jr   **   Laurel, DE (Sussex Technical)
* 16 Jen Lapicki           C       R-R  Jr        Oldwick, NJ (Immaculata/Tennessee)
*  1 Kristie McConn        IF      R-R  Jr   **   Broken Arrow, OK (Bishop Kelley)
*  7 Monica Montez         OF      L-R  Sr   ***  Corona, CA (Corona)
* 23 Lauren Mullins        OF      R-R  Fr        Wellington (Wellington)
* 13 Courtney Rosen        IF      L-R  Sr   **   Sugar Land, TX (Clements)
*  9 Ashley Stager         IF      R-R  Jr   **   Trinity (J. W. Mitchell)
* 64 Briar Stanley         C       R-R  Fr        Snohomish, WA (Monroe)
* 10 Dale Townsend         P       R-R  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 17 Lauren Varsalona      P       R-R  Jr   *    Knoxville, TN (Karns/Indian River CC)
* 15 Carly Wynn            OF      L-R  Sr   ***  Sharpsburg, GA (Northgate)

2010 Roster - By Number

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Kristie McConn        IF      R-R  Jr   **   Broken Arrow, OK (Bishop Kelley)
   3 Amber Bryant          OF      L-R  So   *    Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch)
*  6 Tiffani Brown         UT      L-R  Fr        Tallahassee (Godby)
*  7 Monica Montez         OF      L-R  Sr   ***  Corona, CA (Corona)
*  8 Terese Gober          P       R-R  Sr   ***  McDonough, GA (Union Grove)
*  9 Ashley Stager         IF      R-R  Jr   **   Trinity (J. W. Mitchell)
* 10 Dale Townsend         P       R-R  Fr        Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 13 Courtney Rosen        IF      L-R  Sr   **   Sugar Land, TX (Clements)
* 14 Shayla Jackson        OF      L-R  So   *    Pembroke Pines (Pembroke Pines Charter)
* 15 Carly Wynn            OF      L-R  Sr   ***  Sharpsburg, GA (Northgate)
* 16 Jen Lapicki           C       R-R  Jr        Oldwick, NJ (Immaculata/Tennessee)
* 17 Lauren Varsalona      P       R-R  Jr   *    Knoxville, TN (Karns/Indian River CC)
* 21 Morgan Bullock        P-UT    L-R  Fr        Dacula, GA (Mill Creek)
* 22 Mallory Borden        IF      R-R  Jr   *    Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy/Santa Fe CC)
* 23 Lauren Mullins        OF      R-R  Fr        Wellington (Wellington)
* 25 Sarah Hamilton        P       R-R  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 28 Brittany Joseph       UTL     R-R  Jr   **   Laurel, DE (Sussex Technical)
* 35 Robin Ahrberg         C       R-R  Jr-R **   Stillwater, OK (Stillwater)
* 44 Tory Haddad           IF      R-R  Sr        Valparaiso (Fort Walton Beach/Ohio State)
* 64 Briar Stanley         C       R-R  Fr        Snohomish, WA (Monroe)
* 77 Allison Collins       C       R-R  Jr   **   Niceville (Niceville)

2010 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/11
Ref
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Sunshine State Classic
L 1-2
02/13
Ref
H
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Sunshine State Classic
W 9-0
02/13
Ref
H
IONA COLLEGE
Sunshine State Classic
W 9-1
02/14
Ref
H
MERCER
Sunshine State Classic
W 2-1
02/14
Ref
H
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Sunshine State Classic
W 8-1
02/17
Ref
A
FLORIDA A&M W 9-2
02/19
Ref
H
COASTAL CAROLINA
Seminole Classic
W 4-0
02/19
Ref
H
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Seminole Classic
W 12-0
02/20
Ref
H
GARDNER-WEBB
Seminole Classic
W 7-0
02/20
Ref
H
GARDNER-WEBB
Seminole Classic
W 5-0
02/21
Ref
H
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Seminole Classic
W 6-0
02/24
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE W 8-0
02/26
Ref
N
ILLINOIS
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
L 3-4
02/26
Ref
N
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
W 9-1
02/27
Ref
N
MISS VALLEY STATE
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
W 8-3
02/27
Ref
N
HOFSTRA
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
W 8-0
02/28
Ref
N
KENT STATE
NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga
W 6-0
03/05
Ref
N
EASTERN MICHIGAN
FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl
W 8-0
03/05
Ref
A
FLORIDA ATLANTIC
FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl
W 6-3
03/06
Ref
N
CONNECTICUT
FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl
W 5-4
03/06
Ref
N
MICHIGAN STATE
FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl
W 3-1
03/07
Ref
N
MIAMI OF OHIO
FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl
W 4-0
03/09
Ref
N
MICHIGAN STATE
FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl
W 7-0
03/13
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA L 0-5
03/13
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 2-1
03/14
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA L 4-5
03/16
Ref
H
FL INTERNATIONAL W 8-3
03/16
Ref
H
FL INTERNATIONAL W 7-2
03/18
Ref
H
AUBURN L 0-1
03/19
Ref
N
TEXAS TECH
USF The Game Tournament, Clearwater, Fl
L 1-2
03/20
Ref
N
LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN
USF The Game Tournament, Clearwater, Fl
W 6-0
03/20
Ref
N
NORTHERN ILLINOIS
USF The Game Tournament, Clearwater, Fl
W 7-1
03/21
Ref
N
SYRACUSE
USF The Game Tournament, Clearwater, Fl
W 3-0
03/24
Ref
A
GEORGIA W 4-3
03/27
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 4-0
03/27
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 6-0
03/28
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 11-3
04/03
Ref
A
MARYLAND W 2-0
04/03
Ref
A
MARYLAND W 3-2
04/04
Ref
A
MARYLAND L 2-6
04/07
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 6-1
04/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 4-2
04/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 5-0
04/11
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 1-3
04/14
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 4-8
04/14
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 2-9
04/17
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH L 7-8
04/17
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH L 4-5
04/18
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 3-1
04/21
Ref
A
SOUTH ALABAMA W 2-0
04/24
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH L 1-14
04/24
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 6-2
04/25
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH L 2-5
05/01
Ref
A
VIRGINIA L 1-2
05/01
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 9-6
05/02
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 2-1
05/14
Ref
N
MARYLAND
ACC, Blacksburg, Va
W 3-0
05/15
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
ACC
W 5-3
05/16
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH
ACC Championship, Blacksburg, Va
L 4-8
05/21
Ref
N
RADFORD
NCAA, Athens, Ga
W 10-1
05/22
Ref
A
GEORGIA
NCAA
L 2-5
05/22
Ref
N
RADFORD
NCAA, Athens, Ga
L 2-3
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   44-18    18- 9    12- 5    14- 4


2010 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  GEORGIA TECH         19- 2    51-11 
 2  VIRGINIA             13- 7    34-23 
 3  FLORIDA STATE        12- 9    44-18 
 4  NORTH CAROLINA       11-10    42-20 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  9-12    28-27 
 6  MARYLAND              8-11    34-24 
 7  VIRGINIA TECH         8-13    25-33 
 8  BOSTON COLLEGE        2-18    16-33 

2010 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Blacksburg, Va
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/14/2010  (3)FLORIDA STATE 3, (6)MARYLAND 0                   
05/14/2010  (7)VIRGINIA TECH 1, (2)VIRGINIA 0                   
05/14/2010  (1)GEORGIA TECH 8, (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 0              
05/14/2010  (4)NORTH CAROLINA 7, (5)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1      
05/15/2010  (3)FLORIDA STATE 5, (7)VIRGINIA TECH 3              
05/15/2010  (1)GEORGIA TECH 8, (4)NORTH CAROLINA 0              
05/16/2010  (1)GEORGIA TECH 8, (3)FLORIDA STATE 4               

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/11/2010
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
02/13/2010
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
02/13/2010
IONA COLLEGE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Morgan
Bullock
02/14/2010
MERCER
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
02/14/2010
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Morgan
Bullock
02/17/2010
FLORIDA A&M
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Tiffani
Brown
02/19/2010
COASTAL CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Morgan
Bullock
02/19/2010
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Tiffani
Brown
02/20/2010
GARDNER-WEBB
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Tiffani
Brown
02/20/2010
GARDNER-WEBB
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Morgan
Bullock
02/21/2010
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Tiffani
Brown
02/24/2010
JACKSONVILLE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Tiffani
Brown
02/26/2010
ILLINOIS
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Tiffani
Brown
02/26/2010
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Tiffani
Brown
02/27/2010
MISS VALLEY STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Tiffani
Brown
02/27/2010
HOFSTRA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Tiffani
Brown
02/28/2010
KENT STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
Tiffani
Brown
03/05/2010
EASTERN MICHIGAN
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
03/05/2010
FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
03/06/2010
CONNECTICUT
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Tiffani
Brown
03/06/2010
MICHIGAN STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
Tiffani
Brown
03/07/2010
MIAMI OF OHIO
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Tiffani
Brown
03/09/2010
MICHIGAN STATE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Tiffani
Brown
03/13/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
03/13/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
Tiffani
Brown
03/14/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
03/16/2010
FL INTERNATIONAL
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
03/16/2010
FL INTERNATIONAL
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Rosen
Morgan
Bullock
03/18/2010
AUBURN
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
03/19/2010
TEXAS TECH
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Tiffani
Brown
Tory
Haddad
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
03/20/2010
LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Tiffani
Brown
Tory
Haddad
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
03/20/2010
NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Tiffani
Brown
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
03/21/2010
SYRACUSE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Tiffani
Brown
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
03/24/2010
GEORGIA
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Tiffani
Brown
Tory
Haddad
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
03/27/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Tiffani
Brown
Tory
Haddad
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
03/27/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Robin
Ahrberg
Mallory
Borden
Morgan
Bullock
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Rosen
03/28/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Shayla
Jackson
Courtney
Rosen
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
04/03/2010
MARYLAND
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Tiffani
Brown
04/03/2010
MARYLAND
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Robin
Ahrberg
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
Ashley
Stager
Tiffani
Brown
04/04/2010
MARYLAND
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Monica
Montez
Robin
Ahrberg
04/07/2010
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Rosen
Morgan
Bullock
04/10/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Rosen
Morgan
Bullock
04/10/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
04/11/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Courtney
Rosen
Morgan
Bullock
04/14/2010
FLORIDA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Courtney
Rosen
Morgan
Bullock
04/14/2010
FLORIDA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Rosen
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
04/17/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Monica
Montez
Kristie
McConn
04/17/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Monica
Montez
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Tory
Haddad
Morgan
Bullock
04/18/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Rosen
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
04/21/2010
SOUTH ALABAMA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Tory
Haddad
Courtney
Rosen
Morgan
Bullock
04/24/2010
GEORGIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Tory
Haddad
Courtney
Rosen
Morgan
Bullock
04/24/2010
GEORGIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Morgan
Bullock
04/25/2010
GEORGIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Monica
Montez
Courtney
Rosen
05/01/2010
VIRGINIA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Tory
Haddad
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Rosen
Morgan
Bullock
05/01/2010
VIRGINIA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Tory
Haddad
Jen
Lapicki
Morgan
Bullock
05/02/2010
VIRGINIA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Monica
Montez
05/14/2010
MARYLAND
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
05/15/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
05/16/2010
GEORGIA TECH
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
05/21/2010
RADFORD
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
05/22/2010
GEORGIA
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
05/22/2010
RADFORD
Carly
Wynn
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/11/2010
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/13/2010
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/13/2010
IONA COLLEGE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/14/2010
MERCER
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/14/2010
BOWLING GREEN STATE
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/17/2010
FLORIDA A&M
Sarah
Hamilton
Robin
Ahrberg
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/19/2010
COASTAL CAROLINA
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/19/2010
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/20/2010
GARDNER-WEBB
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/20/2010
GARDNER-WEBB
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/21/2010
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/24/2010
JACKSONVILLE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/26/2010
ILLINOIS
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/26/2010
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/27/2010
MISS VALLEY STATE
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/27/2010
HOFSTRA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
02/28/2010
KENT STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/05/2010
EASTERN MICHIGAN
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/05/2010
FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/06/2010
CONNECTICUT
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/06/2010
MICHIGAN STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/07/2010
MIAMI OF OHIO
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/09/2010
MICHIGAN STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/13/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Mallory
Borden
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/13/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/14/2010
NORTH CAROLINA
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/16/2010
FL INTERNATIONAL
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/16/2010
FL INTERNATIONAL
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/18/2010
AUBURN
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/19/2010
TEXAS TECH
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/20/2010
LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/20/2010
NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/21/2010
SYRACUSE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/24/2010
GEORGIA
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/27/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/27/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Courtney
Rosen
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
03/28/2010
BOSTON COLLEGE
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Rosen
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Shayla
Jackson
Morgan
Bullock
04/03/2010
MARYLAND
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/03/2010
MARYLAND
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/04/2010
MARYLAND
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/07/2010
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/10/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/10/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/11/2010
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/14/2010
FLORIDA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/14/2010
FLORIDA
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/17/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/17/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/18/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/21/2010
SOUTH ALABAMA
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/24/2010
GEORGIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/24/2010
GEORGIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
04/25/2010
GEORGIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/01/2010
VIRGINIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/01/2010
VIRGINIA
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/02/2010
VIRGINIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Monica
Montez
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/14/2010
MARYLAND
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/15/2010
VIRGINIA TECH
Terese
Gober
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/16/2010
GEORGIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/21/2010
RADFORD
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/22/2010
GEORGIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson
05/22/2010
RADFORD
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Tory
Haddad
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Carly
Wynn
Shayla
Jackson


2010 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 .378 61 61 196 52 74 18 8 6 34 126 .643 42 5 27 0 .496 1 0 25 27 Shayla Jackson .338 62 62 213 39 72 5 5 1 33 90 .423 9 1 15 0 .363 3 3 5 7 Tiffani Brown .328 60 60 192 35 63 4 5 1 24 80 .417 9 0 35 0 .356 1 3 13 16 Mallory Borden .317 42 14 60 8 19 1 1 1 10 25 .417 10 0 14 0 .408 1 0 1 1 Morgan Bullock .300 52 31 100 23 30 1 0 0 10 31 .310 6 1 18 0 .346 0 2 19 24 Ashley Stager .299 62 62 144 32 43 7 2 3 26 63 .438 35 5 16 0 .446 2 6 7 9 Robin Ahrberg .289 53 47 149 16 43 9 0 3 33 61 .409 14 1 9 0 .352 1 0 2 4 Kristie McConn .263 58 52 133 20 35 12 0 2 15 53 .398 10 2 22 0 .324 0 4 3 6 Jen Lapicki .259 62 62 185 24 48 8 2 4 41 72 .389 22 4 19 1 .347 2 1 4 4 Tory Haddad .256 62 62 156 16 40 7 0 7 28 68 .436 35 1 30 1 .396 0 2 0 0 Monica Montez .243 34 32 74 11 18 2 0 1 11 23 .311 10 1 6 0 .341 0 2 0 0 Courtney Rosen .234 47 13 47 16 11 0 0 0 8 11 .234 2 6 3 0 .345 0 2 1 3 Brittany Joseph .154 33 0 13 8 2 1 0 0 1 3 .231 3 0 5 0 .313 0 0 1 2 Briar Stanley .125 10 0 8 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 .250 2 0 3 0 .300 0 0 0 0 Allison Collins .000 10 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 3 0 4 0 .300 0 0 0 0 Lauren Mullins .000 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Sarah Hamilton .000 45 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Terese Gober .000 44 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Lauren Varsalona .000 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Dale Townsend .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ======================================================================================= FSU .297 62 62 1678 302 499 76 23 29 276 708 .422 212 27 226 2 .383 11 25 81 103 Opp .189 62 62 1532 144 289 41 5 33 132 439 .287 134 31 544 0 .267 2 32 36 47

2010 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 ======================================================================================================================== Lauren Varsalona 1.34 1 0 14 0 0 0 6 0 15.2 16 9 3 3 11 3 0 1 62 .258 0 1 0 0 0 Sarah Hamilton 1.50 22 10 45 35 13 7 7 3 214.1 125 58 46 79 326 12 4 15 761 .164 13 12 1 0 17 Dale Townsend 2.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3.0 2 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 11 .182 1 0 0 0 0 Terese Gober 2.38 21 8 44 27 9 4 6 3 182.0 141 73 62 50 202 25 1 15 680 .207 17 18 0 2 15 Morgan Bullock 5.25 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4.0 5 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 18 .278 0 0 0 0 0 ==================================================================================================== FSU 1.92 44 18 107 62 22 20 9 7 419.0 289 144 115 134 544 41 5 33 1532 .189 31 31 1 2 32 Opp 4.20 18 44 62 62 29 2 1 1 401.1 499 302 241 212 226 76 23 29 1678 .297 25 27 9 11 25

2010 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Robin Ahrberg 59 3 0 1.000 0 Shayla Jackson 47 2 0 1.000 1 Monica Montez 19 0 0 1.000 0 Lauren Varsalona 1 6 0 1.000 1 Dale Townsend 0 3 0 1.000 0 Jen Lapicki 489 41 2 .996 2 Tory Haddad 268 14 2 .993 2 Carly Wynn 59 6 1 .985 0 Brittany Joseph 45 0 2 .957 1 Kristie McConn 73 51 7 .947 0 Ashley Stager 62 70 11 .923 3 Terese Gober 9 39 4 .923 0 Sarah Hamilton 9 26 3 .921 0 Mallory Borden 25 10 3 .921 3 Tiffani Brown 57 92 16 .903 2 Courtney Rosen 3 4 1 .875 0 Morgan Bullock 32 1 5 .868 1 Briar Stanley 0 0 0 .000 0 Allison Collins 0 0 0 .000 0 Lauren Mullins 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1257 368 57 .966 8 Opp 1204 537 93 .949 17

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
02/11/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 19 FSU Falls In Opener.

Seminoles can't get past Southern Miss and drop a 2-1 contest to start the Sunshine State Classic.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 19/23 Florida State softball team fell in its season opener Thursday night, 2-1, in the first game of the Sunshine State Classic against Southern Miss.

For the Seminoles (0-1), the loss marks the first opening-day setback since 2006. FSU is now 27-5 all-time in the first game of a new season.

Newcomer Jen Lapicki didn't take long to make a mark with the Seminoles after transferring from Tennessee in the offseason. The junior from New Jersey got FSU on the board for the first time in 2010 with a third-inning RBI that brought senior Carly Wynn home.

Southern Miss then got two RBIs in fourth and never looked back despite a late charge by the 'Noles in the bottom of the final inning.

"You don't evaluate your games by wins and losses," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "You evaluate them by performance. I think we played the game hard tonight. We just didn't get the breaks we needed today but that's why you come out here and you play them. I am very proud of the girls.

"They did some good things and hit the ball hard."

Junior Sarah Hamilton took the loss in the circle for FSU as the Tallahassee native finished the game with two earned runs, five strikeouts and just two walks in the contest.

Fellow ace Terese Gober also saw some action as she tossed three scoreless innings with six strikeouts and one walk.

In addition to Lapicki, sophomore Shayla Jackson, junior Ashley Stager and senior transfer Tory Haddad belted hits against the Golden Eagles. True freshman Morgan Bullock contributed her first stolen base as a Seminole and fellow first-year player Tiffani Brown started at third base.

The 'Noles left eight batters on base.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   1  1  0 11  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  1   0  0  1  5  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  3
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  1  4   1  4  3 21  5
Opp                              24  2  3   2  3 11 21 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
2B - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Tory Haddad (1)
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (0-1)    4.0  2  2  2  2  5
Terese Gober                    3.0  1  0  0  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  2  2  3 11
Opp                  W          7.0  4  1  1  4  3


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

FLORIDA STATE 9, BOWLING GREEN STATE 0
02/13/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

BGSU, Iona No Match For 'Noles.

No. 19/23 Florida State softball team run-rules both Bowling Green and Iona in the second day of the Sunshine State Classic at the Seminole Softball Complex.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 19/23 Florida State softball bounced back in a big way from its opening-day loss by earning mercy-rule wins over both Bowling Green and Iona in the second day of the Sunshine State Classic Saturday on JoAnne Graf Field.

Two days after getting just four hits and a single run in a 2-1 defeat to Southern Miss, FSU (2-1) exploded for a combined 17 hits and 18 runs in victories over the Falcons (1-1) and Gaels (0-2).

"We hit some lasers the other night against Southern Miss, they just didn't fall," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Today those shots fell and it worked out well for us in both games. It's good to get in the win column."

The 'Noles also got some stellar pitching from aces Terese Gober and Sarah Hamilton.

Gober fanned five batters in five innings and gave up just one hit against Bowling Green for her first win of the year. Hamilton then struck out 10 and didn't walk a single batter in her five-hit, six innings of work against Iona.

Offensively, junior Jen Lapicki knocked in three RBI against the Falcons and senior Carly Wynn achieved that same amount against the Gaels.

Wynn, sophomore Shayla Jackson, redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg, senior Tory Haddad and junior Kristie McConn all had one RBI each against Bowling Green. Ahrberg and McConn posted two RBI each in the contest against Iona.

"How we are playing right now is what we expected," Alameda said. "We just have to keep that going as we move forward."

A passed ball and fielding error by Iona loaded the bases in the bottom of the first in the 'Noles second game on Saturday. Senior Ashley Stager's sacrifice fly to right field brought Jackson home and moved Lapicki and Ahrberg to third and second base, respectively with two outs.

After Haddad drew a walk to reload the bases one batter later, McConn came to the plate and laced a double to right center field that gave FSU a 3-0 lead. Another Iona error got true freshman Tiffani Brown on base a few minutes later and Haddad crossed the plate for a 4-0 Seminole lead.

The Gaels got on the board in the second thanks to an RBI double by Marisa Newman.

Florida State got that run back in the bottom of the third when Wynn's two-out double brought true freshman Morgan Bullock and McConn home, making the score 6-1.

Once again the 'Noles got some clutch, two-out scoring in the fifth inning. Ahrberg stepped to the plate with two down and sent Jackson and Wynn home with her second double in as many games.

Up 8-1 in the sixth, junior Mallory Borden and senior Courtney Rosen both got on base and Wynn ended the game with a two-run double.

Against Bowling Green in the earlier game Saturday, Haddad got things started by doubling to left center and senior Monica Montez drew a walk to put runners on first and second. McConn then singled and a fielding error by Bowling Green brought Haddad and Montez home.

Later in the inning, Wynn brought Brown home with an RBI single, pushing the FSU lead to 3-0.

Florida State then added to that total in the bottom of the fourth. After Ahrberg doubled to right field, Haddad drove her home with a clutch single to the right to move the score to 4-0.

Ahrberg extended the FSU lead to 5-0 in the fourth inning with a two-out double to the center field wall that plated Wynn. FSU's senior captain then drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth that made the score 6-0.

In just her second game as a Seminole after transferring from Tennessee, Lapicki blasted a three-RBI double that effectively ended the game due to the run-rule. Her impressive hit scored Jackson, Wynn and Brown.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  2  1   1  2  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  0   1  0  0  2  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  1   3  2  0  5  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  2   1  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tory Haddad             1B        2  1  2   1  1  0  6  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  2  0   0  2  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  1   1  0  1  0  1
  Mallory Borden        2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  2  0   0  1  0  0  2
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              19  9  7   8  9  2 15  6
Opp                              17  0  1   0  1  5 14  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
2B - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1), Robin Ahrberg 2 (2), Tory Haddad (1)
SH - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
SF - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (1-0)    5.0  1  0  0  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  1  5
Opp                  L          4.2  7  9  9  9  2


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
BOWLING GREEN STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
1
1
4
9
7
1

FLORIDA STATE 9, IONA COLLEGE 1
02/13/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State Classic

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  2   3  1  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      2  1  1   0  1  0  6  0
  Lauren Mullins        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      4  1  1   2  0  0  5  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
Tory Haddad             1B        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        2B        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
  Courtney Rosen        3B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  9 10   8  6  5 18  5
Opp                              22  1  5   1  0 10 17  7

E - Opp-4, FSU-Courtney Rosen (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (2), Robin Ahrberg (3), Kristie McConn 2 (2)
SF - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (3), Shayla Jackson (1), Tiffani Brown (1), Morgan Bullock 2 (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (1-1)    6.0  5  1  1  0 10
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  5  1  1  0 10
Opp                  L          5.2 10  9  7  6  5


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IONA COLLEGE
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
5
4
FLORIDA STATE
4
0
2
0
2
1
9
10
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, MERCER 1
02/14/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

2 More Wins For Florida State.

No. 19/23 FSU softball team concludes the Sunshine State Classic with victories over Mercer and Bowling Green on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 19/23 Florida State softball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 2-1 win over Mercer and 8-1 win over Bowling Green in the final day of the Sunshine State Classic at the Seminole Softball Complex.

Senior pitcher Terese Gober earned the two victories on Sunday for the 'Noles.

In the first game of the day against the Bears, Gober entered the circle as relief for Sarah Hamilton with the game knotted at 1-1 before FSU earned the 2-1 win. Gober them pitched a gem later in the day against the Falcons, tossing six innings and giving up just one hit and one run while striking out six.

"We like to use our one-two punch," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said about the Gober-Hamilton combination. "Terese came in today in a certain situation for Sarah and there will be times in the future where it will be Sarah that comes in for Terese. They know that and they like to feed off each other."

In the bottom of the third inning against Mercer, sophomore Shayla Jackson and redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg got singles and Ashley Stager walked to load the bases. But the Bears escaped the inning unscathed when senior Monica Montez went down on strikes to end the inning.

The Bears put an end to a scoreless ballgame in the top of the fifth. With the bases loaded, Sarah Stukes singled through the left side to bring in one run before Hamilton was able to get one more out and conclude the inning.

In the bottom half of the inning, Jackson provided some excitement when she knocked a laser down the left field line. The impressive hit was then followed up by nice base-running and a display of speed.

As the ball rolled to the wall after Mercer left fielder Holly Oglesbee dove in an attempt to make a play, Jackson rounded second base and was waved home by Alameda before sliding across the plate for an inside-the-park, game-tying home run.

Gober came on in the seventh inning with a runner on third base and two outs. The senior from McDonough, Ga. quickly retired the batter in the high-pressure situation with three straight strikes.

A few minutes later, Mercer's Stacey Condra's fielding error on a fly ball to center got Tiffani Brown all the way to third base with no outs.

Intentional walks of both Carly Wynn and Jackson juiced the bases and Ahrberg's game-winning single to centerfield scored Brown for a final of 2-1.

For the game, Hamilton tossed six and two-thirds innings, giving up four hits and five walks while striking out 10.

Runs may have been hard to come by against the Bears, but in the final game of the Sunshine State Classic against Bowling Green it was apparent very early that scoring wouldn't be an issue.

Florida State got three first-inning runs thanks to a two-RBI shot by Stager and an RBI-single by senior Tory Haddad. Wynn's double off the left field wall an inning later brought Morgan Bullock home after the true freshman had stolen second base after a bunt single.

Karmen Coffey got the Falcons on the scoreboard in the third inning with a solo homerun that sailed just past Wynn's outstretched glove above the center field wall.

But FSU got those runs right back later in the inning. First, Kristie McConn's double scored Stager to put the 'Noles back on top 5-1 and then sent McConn home with a single for a 6-1 advantage.

The 'Noles then padded their lead in the fourth inning behind Stager's RBI triple and Haddad's RBI single gave FSU an 8-1 score it would hold until the end.

"We are figuring out what works best with the lineup," Alameda said. "It's a good start and I am happy with the way everyone gave strong effort all weekend. Everyone was into it in the dugout and on the field and that's good."

The Seminoles will play their first road game of the young season Wednesday but they won't have to travel very far to do so.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  2   1  1  1  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   0  0  0 12  1
Ashley Stager           SS        0  0  0   0  1  0  2  1
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  1  0  3  2
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  0   0  0  1  0  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  2  7   2  4  4 21  7
Opp                              22  1  4   1  5 11 18  6

E - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (2), Kristie McConn (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (5)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  6.2  4  1  1  5 10
Terese Gober         W (2-0)    0.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  5 11
Opp                  L          6.0  7  2  1  4  4


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MERCER
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
4
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
7
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, BOWLING GREEN STATE 1
02/14/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine State Classic

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  3   1  1  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jen Lapicki             C         1  1  0   0  2  0  4  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  2  3   3  0  0  2  3
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  2   2  0  0  5  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        0  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  2
  Mallory Borden        2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  3
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  8 12   8  5  2 21  9
Opp                              24  1  2   1  3  7 18  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (4), Ashley Stager (1), Kristie McConn (3)
3B - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
HR - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Carly Wynn (6), Brittany Joseph (1), Morgan Bullock (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (3-0)    6.0  1  1  1  3  6
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  3  7
Opp                  L          6.0 12  8  7  5  2


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
BOWLING GREEN STATE
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
FLORIDA STATE
3
1
2
2
0
0
x
8
12
1

FLORIDA STATE 9, FLORIDA A&M 2
02/17/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Run Over Rattlers, 9-2.

Impressive pitching performances guide No. 20/23 Florida State softball team to win over cross-town rival Florida A&M Wednesday night at the Lady Rattlers Softball Complex.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Seminoles (5-1) produced enough runs to win the game but it was the nearly-perfect pitching of Sarah Hamilton, Terese Gober and Morgan Bullock that set the tone.

By game's end, the trio of Seminole hurlers struck out an incredible 15 of the 24 batters faced.

"We got some great production from Sarah Hamilton and Terese Gober and Morgan Bullock came on in the end and did a great job in the circle for the first time in her college career," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We got hits when we needed them and I am proud of the way we played overall."

Hamilton got the win as the Tallahassee native faced six batters and managed to strike out five of them in just two innings of work. The only batter she didn't send back to the home dugout on strikes popped out to Tory Haddad at first base.

Gober entered the contest in the bottom of third and gave up one hit but still struck out eight of the 10 batters she saw. She was replaced by Bullock in sixth and the true freshman gave up two runs but struck out two Rattlers (0-1) and didn't walk anyone.

Prior to Wednesday night, Bullock had only seen action in left field and as a pinch runner.

Fellow true freshman Tiffani Brown paced the 'Noles with the best offensive game of her young career. Brown finished the night with a game-high three RBIs on 2-of-3 hitting.

Senior Ashley Stager added two RBIs and Haddad, Britney Joseph and Briar Stanley all had one each.

"We played great as a team tonight," Haddad said. "We really fought hard and made things happen."

After Carly Wynn drew a walk and Shayla Jackson delivered her to third with a single to left field, Stager picked up a two-RBI single with a shot up the middle in the first.

One pitch later, Haddad made sure that lead grew slightly bigger. The senior first baseman, in her first season with Florida State after transferring from Ohio State, cranked a home run way over the left field wall - her first of the season.

Then another new 'Nole - Brown - sent a single up the middle that plated Kristie McConn and gave FSU a 4-0 advantage. The scoring hit marked Brown's first RBI as a college softball player.

And the Tallahassee native wasn't done.

With Joseph pinch running for Haddad on second base in the top of the sixth, Brown sent a rocket down the right field line and turned it into a two-run, inside-the-park home run.

The Seminoles then padded the lead in the top of the seventh. With the bases loaded, Joseph drew a bases-loaded walk that brought home a run.

On a night of firsts, true freshman Stanley then achieved career RBI No. 1 to push the 'Noles' lead to 9-0.

The Rattlers finally dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the seventh thanks to Melissa Oliphant's two-run homerun off Bullock.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  0   0  1  0 15  0
  Lauren Mullins        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Terese Gober          P-DP      0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        LF        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH-3B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Tory Haddad             1B        2  1  1   1  1  0  2  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     0  2  0   1  1  0  3  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PH-LF-P   3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B-SS     3  1  2   3  0  0  0  1
  Allison Collins       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  9 10   8  5  0 21  4
Opp                              24  2  3   2  0 15 21 14

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tory Haddad (1), Tiffani Brown (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (1), Tiffani Brown (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (2-1)    2.0  0  0  0  0  5
Terese Gober                    3.0  1  0  0  0  8
Morgan Bullock                  2.0  2  2  2  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  2  2  0 15
Opp                  L          7.0 10  9  8  5  0


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FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
2
0
2
3
9
10
0
FLORIDA A&M
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 4, COASTAL CAROLINA 0
02/19/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 20 FSU Picks Up 2 Wins.

Florida State defeats Coastal Carolina 4-0 and then blasts South Dakota State with a 12-0 score to open Seminole Classic.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 20/23 Florida State softball team defeated Coastal Carolina and South Dakota State by a combined score of 16-0 Friday during the Seminole Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (6-1) defeated the Chanticleers 4-0 and then the Jackrabbits 12-0.

"The bats really came alive today," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Every time you play a game you learn of new things to work on and then you can go out and practice them. I thought the pitching staff did a great job today."

Gober got the nod in the 'Noles opening game against Coastal Carolina and once again she was magnificent in the circle.

The McDonough, Ga. native pitched 6 and 2/3 of an inning and allowed no hits while striking out five and walking nobody in the shutout victory. With the win, Gober moved to 4-0 on the season.

South Dakota State was so baffled by the Seminole pitchers that it was held hitless.

Sarah Hamilton got the win in that ballgame, tossing four innings and striking out an amazing 12 batters with no hits and no walks. True freshman Morgan Bullock came on in the fourth and didn't allow anything of importance.

On the offensive end, sophomore Shayla Jackson, junior Kristie McConn and senior Tory Haddad all had an RBI against Coastal Carolina. Redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg continued to show no signs of rust after a shoulder injury cost her the 2009 season and bashed a home run in the game.

Ahrberg then kept it going in the second game by going 2-for-2 with three RBIs. True freshman Tiffani Brown also got in the multiple-RBI action with two scoring hits of her own.

Senior Carly Wynn, Jackson, juniors Jen Lapicki and Mallory Borden and seniors Ashley Stager and Monica Montez all had an RBI each in the second game.

In total, the 'Noles pounded nine hits against Coastal Carolina and 12 against South Dakota State.

"Today was a really good day for us," Wynn said. "We executed and played our game. It helps when you have pitchers that can out there and dominate like ours did."

Just like they did two nights prior against Florida A&M, the Seminoles got on the scoreboard in the first inning against the Chanticleers.

Wynn singled in the leadoff spot and then stole second base before advancing to third on the throw. Jackson's RBI then brought her home for an early 1-0 lead.

Junior Kristie McConn added a run to that in the bottom of the fourth when FSU's starting second baseman brought Stager to the plate from third base.

One pitch after Jackson was nabbed trying to steal second, Ahrberg blasted a dinger over the left field wall in the fifth to extend the 'Noles' lead to 3-0.

In the sixth, Haddad's RBI single sent Stager across the plate once again. Up, 4-0 at that point FSU wouldn't relinquish that lead as Gober retired two batters and Lauren Varsalona sent the final one to the dugout in the top of the seventh.

Against South Dakota State, Wynn once again accounted for a run to start the contest.

Wynn drew a walk and then stole second base before Jackson moved her to third base. Ahrberg's sacrifice fly to right field then plated the Seminoles' team captain for the 1-0 advantage.

And then the Seminoles went off in the second.

First Montez's RBI single plated Haddad and Brown's single then brought home Montez and McConn for a 4-0 score. Wynn's triple accounted for the next FSU run as her hit sent Brown home.

A Jackson RBI sent Wynn home and Stager did the same with Jackson for the 7-0 lead. The Seminoles then moved the score to 8-0 when Haddad reached first on a South Dakota State error and Ahrberg crossed home.

An inning later, Brown reached first base on a bunt and Jackson doubled to center field. Ahrberg then doubled to bring both of her teammates home. Lapicki was then able to reward Ahrberg when her RBI single sent her home for an 11-0 lead.

Borden's double off the center field wall was then good enough to score Britney Joseph in the fourth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  2  0   0  2  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  2   1  0  0  7  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  3
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  3
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Terese Gober            P                            2  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  4  9   4  3  1 21  6
Opp                              23  0  2   0  0  6 18 11

E - Opp-3
HR - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (7)
CS - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1), Kristie McConn (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (4-0)    6.2  2  0  0  0  5
Lauren Varsalona                0.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  0  6
Opp                  L          6.0  9  4  3  3  1


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

FLORIDA STATE 12, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 0
02/19/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Mullins        PH-CF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      2  2  2   3  0  0  3  2
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      3  0  1   1  0  1  4  2
Ashley Stager           SS        1  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        1  1  1   0  0  0  6  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        2B        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  2
Monica Montez           LF        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B-SS     2  2  2   2  0  0  0  2
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Morgan Bullock        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 12 12  11  2  2 15  8
Opp                              17  0  0   0  0 12 12  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Brittany Joseph (1)
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1), Robin Ahrberg (4), Mallory Borden (1)
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (2)
HBP - FSU-Kristie McConn (1)
SF - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (3-1)    4.0  0  0  0  0 12
Morgan Bullock                  1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  0  0  0  0 12
Opp                  L          4.0 12 12 10  2  2


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
FLORIDA STATE
1
7
3
1
x
12
12
1

FLORIDA STATE 7, GARDNER-WEBB 0
02/20/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats Gardner-Webb Twice.

No. 20/23 Florida State headed to Seminole Classic championship game on Sunday after 7-0 and 5-0 wins over Gardner-Webb.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 20/23 Florida State softball team will play in Sunday's Seminole Classic championship game after defeating Gardner-Webb twice on Saturday by scores of 7-0 and 5-0.

The Seminoles (9-1), who have now shutout their opponents in four-straight ballgames, will play the winner of Saturday evening's Coastal Carolina versus South Dakota State matchup.

"The kids are just out there having fun but also working very hard," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. "After two good games Saturday we are excited to play in the championship game tomorrow."

Tiffani Brown put an end to a scoreless game in the bottom of the fourth inning of the 'Noles first game. FSU's freshman third baseman brought Courtney Rosen home with a clutch, two-out triple off the right-center wall.

Two innings later, Brown was once again the centerpiece of some Seminole scoring. After she delivered Kristie McConn to third base with a single up the middle, Carly Wynn's RBI single made it a 2-0 score.

Right fielder Shayla Jackson then made it 3-0 with a sacrifice fly to center field that plated Brown and designated player/catcher Robin Ahrberg's RBI single up the middle pushed the lead to 4-0 in favor of the 'Noles.

Once again, a hit up middle changed the scoreboard when senior Tory Haddad sent a shot right past the circle. Haddad's single plated junior Jen Lapicki and junior Ashley Stager. A Gardner-Webb fielding error then let Ahrberg race across home plate for a 7-0 lead for the home squad.

Haddad finished the game with a contest-best two RBIs. Wynn, Jackson, Ahrberg and Brown all batted one run in each.

Gober was nearly flawless in the circle as she remained undefeated on the young season. The senior hurler threw seven innings with just one hit and 11 strikeouts and no walks.

In the second game of the day - the first of tournament play - No. 1-seeded FSU got on the board first against No. 4-seeded Gardner-Webb in the bottom of the second.

Lapicki muscled the first pitch she saw over the left field wall for her first bomb as a Seminole after transferring from Tennessee.

"It felt good to hit it out," Lapicki said. "We work hard in practice every day finding our spots. We hit the ball well out there."

In the fifth inning, Ahrberg connected for an RBI single that sent Jackson to third and Wynn home. A batter later, Lapicki added to her run total a line drive up the middle to score Jackson and Ahrberg and give Florida State a 4-0 advantage.

Lapicki was able to get safely home on a passed ball later that inning, which made the score 5-0.

For the game, Lapicki led all players with three RBIs and Ahrberg had one of her own.

Junior Sarah Hamilton got the win thanks to a dominating performance. The Tallahassee native went all seven innings, striking out 11 of the 22 batters she faced and gave up just two hits and no walks.

With the win, Hamilton improved her record to 3-1 on the year.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  1  3   0  1  0 13  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  1  0
Tory Haddad             1B        4  0  2   2  0  0  1  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  2   1  0  0  3  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  7 11   6  4  0 21  1
Opp                              23  0  1   0  0 11 18  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (4)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Kristie McConn (2), Monica Montez (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (5-0)    7.0  1  0  0  0 11
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  0 11
Opp                  L          6.0 11  7  6  4  0


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
GARDNER-WEBB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
1
0
6
x
7
11
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, GARDNER-WEBB 0
02/20/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  0   0  1  1  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  3   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      4  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      3  2  2   3  0  0 10  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Courtney Rosen        3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Mallory Borden        PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Tiffani Brown           3B-SS     3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  5 11   4  3  3 21  1
Opp                              22  0  2   0  0 11 18  9

HR - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (2), Jen Lapicki (1), Ashley Stager (2), Tiffani Brown (3)
CS - FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)

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


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
GARDNER-WEBB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
4
0
x
5
11
0

FLORIDA STATE 6, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 0
02/21/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Classic Champs!

No. 20/23 FSU beats South Dakota State, 6-0, to earn tournament title on Sunday afternoon.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 20/23 Florida State softball team defeated South Dakota State, 6-0, Sunday afternoon to win the Seminole Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

In doing so, the Seminoles (10-1) earned their fifth-straight shutout, 10th win in a row and propelled themselves into two weeks in a row of games away from home.

"I think it's nice to round out the weekend this way," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We talked last night about scoring earlier in the game and we did that today. We are excited now about the challenge of getting out on the road and facing some very good competition."

Senior Terese Gober got her sixth victory of the year by pitching two no-hit innings to start the game. In that span she struck out three of the six batters she faced and didn't anyone before being replaced by junior Sarah Hamilton in the third.

Hamilton wound up pitching three scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk but striking out five batters.

Junior Lauren Varsalona replaced her classmate in the fifth inning and finished the ballgame with two innings of hitless work.

Senior Tory Haddad led the way for the Seminoles in the batter's box. The talented first baseman capped off her second weekend as a Florida State softball player with three RBIs.

Redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg, freshman Morgan Bullock and freshman Tiffani Brown also had RBIs for an FSU team that left just three runners on base and registered eight hits.

"The whole pitching staff had a really good weekend overall," Gober said. "A lot of different people got to play and make some things on both offense and defense."

As mentioned by Alameda, Florida State got things started right off the bat on Sunday.

Senior center fielder Carly Wynn turned a routine double into a sliding triple as she burned around the bases in the bottom of the first. Two batters later, Ahrberg's single sent her home for an early 1-0 FSU lead.

Junior Jen Lapicki came up next and reached base on a fielder's choice right before junior Ashley Stager hit a single to get two runners on.

Haddad then pummeled a pitch sky-high over the left field wall for three RBIs and a 4-0 score. The impressive display of power was Haddad's second home run of the year after connecting for a similar one against Florida A&M.

While Haddad repeated what she did against the Rattlers, Brown repeated what she had done throughout the duration of the Seminole Classic in the fourth inning. After Morgan Bullock replaced Monica Montez as a pinch runner at first base and stole second, Brown sent an RBI single to center field to push the score to 5-0.

Over the course of the three days, Brown got a hit in each contest and belted in a combined five RBIs.

Bullock then got an RBI of her own in the sixth inning when her laser up the middle sent Mallory Borden home. Borden had reach second base after an error in the field by South Dakota State.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      3  1  0   0  0  0  8  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  3
Tory Haddad             1B        3  1  1   3  0  0  8  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        2B        1  1  0   0  0  0  1  3
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  0  1   1  0  1  0  3
  Courtney Rosen        PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  6  8   6  1  1 21 10
Opp                              23  0  3   0  1  8 18 10

E - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (3)
HR - FSU-Tory Haddad (2)
SB - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1), Morgan Bullock (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (6-0)    2.0  0  0  0  0  3
Sarah Hamilton                  3.0  3  0  0  1  5
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0  8  6  5  1  1


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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
FLORIDA STATE
4
0
0
1
0
1
x
6
8
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, JACKSONVILLE 0
02/24/2010, JACKSONVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Blanks The Dolphins, 8-0.

No. 18/22 Florida State softball team earns sixth shutout in a row as the Seminoles take down Jacksonville on the road.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Dodging rain drops all evening, the No. 18/22 Florida State softball team extended its winning streak to 11 games with an 8-0 victory over Jacksonville University.

The win - which occurred in a game that was called in the sixth inning due to deteriorating field conditions - also marks the sixth contest in a row in which the Seminoles' (11-1) impressive pitching staff held its opponent scoreless.

"We did really well tonight," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "The pitchers really hit their spots out there. The weather wasn't ideal but we practice situations with adversity and I was pleased with the way we handled the situation."

Hamilton picked up her fifth win of the season in three innings of work. The Tallahassee native gave up just one hit and struck out five. She only walked one Dolphins (7-2) batter.

Senior Terese Gober replaced her in the fourth and struck all six batters that she saw.

On the offensive side, team captain Carly Wynn paced the scoring onslaught with four RBIs on 2-for-4 hitting. Sophomore Shayla Jackson, senior Tory Haddad and junior Mallory Borden all had one RBI each for an FSU team that went 8-for-22 at the plate.

Florida State scored in the first inning for the ninth time this season as Jackson crossed home plate during Robin Ahrberg's second-base steal attempt.

FSU's 1-0 advantage was then in jeopardy in the bottom of the second when the Dolphins loaded the bases with just one out.

Showing her poise, Hamilton didn't let the jam and a steady rainfall affect the scoreboard. The reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year escaped the inning without giving up any runs, forcing a pop-out and getting a strike out to retire JU.

In the third, FSU got two runners on base once again...and once again, got some runs out of it.

A sacrifice fly was all the 'Noles needed as Jackson plated Morgan Bullock and advanced Tiffani Brown to third for a 2-0 Seminole lead before the inning came to a close.

Florida State juiced the bases in the fourth inning as Borden came to the plate in place of Bullock. Playing in her hometown, Borden crushed a fly ball to deep center that brought Courtney Rosen in from third and pushed Kristie McConn to second and Ashley Stager to third.

After Brown got on base to reload the bases, Wynn sent a double screeching to left center on a full count. The impressive display of hitting emptied the bases and extended the lead to 6-0.

That lead then got padded even further in the fifth thanks to back-to-back two-out doubles.

First Stager got on with a two-baser and then Haddad sent her home with one of her own. The hit marked Haddad's 11th RBI of the season as she pushed the game to 7-0.

FSU got its eighth run in the sixth when Wynn's triple sent Borden home.<,

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  2   4  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      2  0  0   0  1  0  8  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  2  1   0  2  0  1  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        0  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Mallory Borden        PH-LF     1  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  0   0  0  0  0  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  8  5   7  6  2 15  1
Opp                              16  0  1   0  1 11 17  8

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (5), Ashley Stager (2), Tory Haddad (2)
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2), Mallory Borden (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (6)
CS - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (5-1)    3.0  1  0  0  1  5
Terese Gober                    2.0  0  0  0  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  1 11
Opp                  L          5.2  5  8  3  6  2


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

ILLINOIS 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
02/26/2010, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 18 FSU Splits 2 Friday.

Seminoles softball team falls to Illinois, 4-3, and then pounds Southern Illinois, 9-1, at the NFCA Leadoff Classic.

COLUMBUS, GA - The No.18/22 Florida State fell by a score of 4-3 to Illinois and then demolished Southern Illinois, 9-1, in the first day of the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga.

The loss to the Illini marked the end to FSU's (12-2) 11-game win streak and signaled the conclusion of a run of six-straight shutouts. The Seminoles' run-rule triumph over Southern Illinois was their fifth mercy-rule game of the year.

"I thought today was two well-fought ballgames," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Granted we went 1-1 but even when you lose you have to make sure that you compete at the highest level and we did that here today."

Senior Terese Gober got the loss and the win Friday as she gave up the game-winning homerun against Illinois after replacing Sarah Hamilton. She was able to quickly shake it off, though, and was masterful in her 4 2/3 innings of work against Southern Illinois.

Against the Salukis, Gober allowed just two hits and rung up six batters before being replaced by Lauren Varsalona. In the matchup with the Illini, Hamilton went six innings and struck out 10. She left the ballgame with a 3-3 score so therefore did not have to take the loss.

Sophomore Shayla Jackson, senior Tory Haddad and freshman Morgan Bullock all got RBIs in the early loss. Jackson then added to her run total later in the day with two RBIs against Southern Illinois.

Jackson was a perfect 3-for-3 in the evening game.

Redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg was the team leader with three RBIs in that win. Junior Jen Lapicki had two and Haddad and junior Allison Collins had one RBI each.

"To see the runs tonight in the later game is encouraging," Alameda said. "We had people getting into the box and getting hits and that is good momentum heading into two more tough games tomorrow."

The Seminoles were able to jam the bases in the bottom of the first against Southern Illinois.

But an over-the-head catch by Southern Illinois' Alicia Garza on Haddad's soft fly ball to shallow right field ended the inning and kept it scoreless.

Jackson put the 'Noles on the board in the second inning after freshman Tiffani Brown and senior Carly Wynn had reached base. Her single sent Brown home and then one pitch later Ahrberg connected for a standup double off the right-center wall.

The two-base shot scored speedsters Jackson and Wynn and extended the FSU advantage to 3-0.

The Salukis had Gober on the ropes in the top half of the third after putting runners on the corners with just one out. FSU's starting hurler struck out the next batter but gave up a walk that loaded the bags.

A batter later, Southern Illinois' Allie Hanson took it to a full count but Gober struck her out looking to get out of the inning without a scratch. Unhappy with the call, SIU head coach Kerri Blaylock was then ejected after a confrontation with the umpire.

If she had been around to see it, Blaylock likely would not have liked what happened next as Haddad jumped all over the first pitch she saw in the bottom part of the third.

The homerun blast marked Haddad's third of the season and was followed by a bases-loaded situation for Jackson. With junior Kristie McConn, Brown and Wynn all on base, Jackson earned her second RBI of the night with a nice hit to shallow left field that plated McConn.

With the bases still juiced, Ahrberg then drew a walk that sent Brown home and pushed Florida State's lead to 6-0.

The 'Noles then jumped out to an 8-0 score when Jackson and Wynn scored from second and third, respectively, due to an error in the field by Southern Illinois.

A bases-loaded walk drawn by Collins made the score 9-0.

Brown got the first hit of the Illinois game in the top of the third when her well-placed bunt moved Monica Montez to second and got her safely on base.

Unfortunately for the 'Noles, two runners on wouldn't be enough to update the scoreboard.

All that changed in the fourth inning, though when Bullock came to the plate. With one out, FSU's true freshman outfielder/pitcher hit a bases-loaded blooper to left field that scored Courtney Rosen from third base.

FSU's 1-0 lead grew in the fifth when Haddad got Jackson home on an RBI single. Jackson, who had reached because of an Illinois fielding error, raced around the bases and slid home to just barely beat the throw from the outfield.

Jackson then got an RBI of her own in the top of the sixth. After Brown flew around the bases on a triple down the right line, Jackson dropped a hit just over the third baseman to make the score 3-0.

Hamilton's perfect game then fell apart in the bottom half of the sixth.

First Illinois broke up her no-hitter with back-to-back infield singles. Then Hope Howell cranked a pitch over the right-center wall to tie the game at three runs apiece.

Gober replaced Hamilton in the seventh inning looking to send it into extra innings. But the Illini didn't let that happen as Gober gave up her first homerun of the year as Jessica Davis nailed the game-ending blast just over Wynn's outstretched glove.

The walk-off dinger gave Gober her first loss of the season after she started 6-0.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        5  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   0  1  0 11  1
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  1
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   1  1  0  4  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  2  1  0  1
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  3  9   3  7  4 19  4
Opp                              23  4  4   4  1 11 21 10

E - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)
HR - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  6.0  3  3  3  1 10
Terese Gober         L (6-1)    0.1  1  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.1  4  4  4  1 11
Opp                  W          7.0  9  3  2  7  4


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

FLORIDA STATE 9, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 1
02/26/2010, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        1  2  0   0  3  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  2  3   2  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      1  0  1   3  2  0  1  0
  Allison Collins       PH        0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      1  0  0   2  1  0  7  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Tory Haddad             1B        3  1  1   1  0  0  1  1
  Brittany Joseph       1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  2  0   0  0  0  0  2
  Courtney Rosen        PH-3B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  9  7   9  9  2 15  5
Opp                              17  1  3   1  4  7 12  4

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (5)
HR - FSU-Tory Haddad (3)
HBP - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (7-1)    4.2  2  1  1  3  6
Lauren Varsalona                0.1  1  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  1  1  4  7
Opp                  L          4.0  7  9  6  9  2


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
0
0
0
0
1
1
3
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
5
1
x
9
7
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, MISS VALLEY STATE 3
02/27/2010, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hamilton Tosses No-Hitter.

Junior Sarah Hamilton throws no-hitter against Hofstra to cap off two-win day for No. 18 FSU softball team.

COLUMBUS, GA - Junior Sarah Hamilton threw a no-hitter Saturday and the No. 18/22 Florida State softball team earned wins over Mississippi Valley State and Hofstra at day two of the NFCA Leadoff Classic.

A day after bashing out nine runs in a run-rule win over Southern Illinois, the Seminoles (14-2) took down Mississippi Valley State, 8-3, in a morning matchup and then beat up Hofstra, 8-0, in the nightcap behind Hamilton's performance.

The Pride had entered the night undefeated in three prior games at the Classic.

"It was a nice way to come back tonight after we left some runners on base this morning," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We corrected that in the second game and we got a total team effort out there. There was a lot of energy in the dugout and we are happy to pick up these two wins tonight."

Senior Terese Gober earned the win in the early game, going seven innings and giving up just two earned runs on five hits. She also struck out nine batters and didn't walk anyone.

On offense, junior Ashley Stager's grand slam was good enough for a contest-best four RBIs. Seniors Monica Montez and Carly Wynn and junior Mallory Borden contributed an RBI apiece in the win. Stager and junior Kristie McConn were 2-of-3 on the day.

Against Hofstra, Hamilton looked every bit the part of a defending conference pitcher of the year.

The Tallahassee native tossed the fourth no-hitter of her career against the Pride and first of the season for FSU. In five innings of work she only walked three batters and struck out seven for her sixth win of the year.

She is now in sole possession of third place on FSU's career list of no-hitters, behind just Casey Hunter (five) and Jessica van der Linden (nine).

Wynn and redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg paced the scoring attack with two RBIs each. Borden, Montez, Stager and junior Jen Lapicki all had one RBI.

"It felt awesome tonight," Hamilton said. "We played really great defense and it makes it that much easier to throw well you know the girls behind you are going to make plays. And our offense did well, too, so that helps take the pressure off when you can build five-run leads."

While Hamilton was the star of the second game, Stager was certainly the star of the Seminoles' first one.

After Wynn walked, sophomore Shayla Jackson drilled a double and senior Tory Haddad walked, Stager picked the perfect time to connect for a grand slam. Her screaming shot over the left field fence gave the 'Noles an early 4-0 lead.

The four-run bomb was Florida State's first grand slam since Kaleigh Rafter earned one last April against Virginia.

Mississippi Valley State got two of those runs back an inning later, though, when Wilson smacked a two-run dinger to the same place as Stager's shot.

Montez returned the favor in the second inning with a solo blast that marked her first home run of the 2010 season and her first since her freshman year to push the lead to 5-2.

FSU threatened to add to that total in bottom of the third with runners on second and third and just one out. But freshman Tiffani Brown struck out swinging and Wynn grounded out to the second baseman.

The same situation occurred in the fourth inning but with two outs Haddad couldn't bring Ahrberg and Stager in from third and second, respectively.

Wynn was then able to put an end to the scoreless drought in the fifth inning. With Brown on second base after the speedy freshman had stolen a base, Wynn sent her home with a timely double down the left line.

Lapicki got the Seminoles seventh run of the ballgame when she teamed with Stager on the double steal. Stager took off for second from first and at the very same time Lapicki sprinted home to make it 7-2 in favor of FSU.

After Haddad drew a walk to get on base with Stager, Borden pinch hit for McConn and blooped a single to shallow right field. The hit plated Stager and moved Haddad to third for an 8-2 score before Mississippi Valley State added one more run.

Just like she did earlier in the day, Stager batted in the first run of the ballgame in FSU's evening contest with Hofstra.

Her single down the left line scored Jackson - who had reached base on a Pride fielding error - from second base and gave the Seminoles a 1-0 lead.

Wynn added to that total in the top of the third with a solo homerun that flew over the left field wall. The shot was her first of the season and the 15th of her stellar career.

Back-to-back singles from Jackson and Lapicki then put runners at first and second. Then a fielding error by Hofstra delivered Stager to first base and jammed up the bases.

One pitch later, Montez connected for a single up the middle that scored Jackson and kept the bases loaded with just one out. Borden then pinch hit for McConn and drew an RBI walk that pushed it to a 4-0 ballgame.

Ahrberg, who didn't start the game because she was feeling under the weather, shook it off and bullied a two-RBI single while pinch hitting for freshman Morgan Bullock a few minutes later. The ball sailed to shallow center field and propelled Stager and Montez home for the 6-0 advantage.

Brown then walked to reload the bases and Wynn stepped to the plate for the second time in the inning.

And FSU's three-time team captain almost made a little magic.

With two-and-two count, the Sharpsburg, Ga. native smashed what looked to be a possible grand slam but it was caught just in front of the center field wall. Still, the high fly-ball was able to bring Borden in and extend the 'Noles lead to 7-0.

Florida State packed the bases n the top of the fifth as Brown, Wynn and Jackson all watched Lapicki step into the box with just one out.

A full count later, Lapicki drove a sacrifice fly to deep center field that scored Brown and officially made it a mercy-rule game depending on what Hofstra did in the bottom half of the innng.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  2  0   0  1  0  9  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  2  2   4  1  1  1  1
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  1   0  2  0  6  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Mallory Borden        PH-2B     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  0   0  1  1  0  3
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  8 10   7  7  5 21  5
Opp                              26  3  5   3  0  9 18  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Mallory Borden (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (7), Shayla Jackson (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (1), Monica Montez (1)
SB - FSU-Jen Lapicki (2), Ashley Stager (3), Mallory Borden (1), Tiffani Brown 2 (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (8-1)    7.0  5  3  2  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  3  2  0  9
Opp                  L          6.0 10  8  6  7  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
MISS VALLEY STATE
0
2
0
0
0
0
1
3
5
3
FLORIDA STATE
4
1
0
0
1
2
x
8
10
1

FLORIDA STATE 8, HOFSTRA 0
02/27/2010, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  1  1   1  0  0  7  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  1   0  1  1  4  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  1
Monica Montez           LF        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        PH-2B     1  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          DP        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Robin Ahrberg         PH-DP     2  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  1  1   0  1  1  2  2
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  8 10   8  3  2 15  5
Opp                              16  0  0   0  3  7 15  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Kristie McConn (1)
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)
HBP - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (6-1)    5.0  0  0  0  3  7
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  0  0  0  3  7
Opp                  L          5.0 10  8  6  3  2


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, KENT STATE 0
02/28/2010, NFCA Leadoff Classic, Columbus, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Clobbers Kent State, 6-0.

No. 18/22 Seminoles softball team gets win on Sunday; finishes 4-1 at NFCA Leadoff Classic.

COLUMBUS, GA - Seniors Carly Wynn and Tory Haddad both homered and the 18th-ranked Florida State softball team clobbered Kent State, 6-0, Sunday afternoon.

The win concludes the trip to Columbus, Ga. for a Seminoles (15-2) team that went 4-1 over the course of the three-day NFCA Leadoff Classic.

"I was very pleased with how we played this weekend," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We dropped that first game but we came back and closed it out strong. The pitching was excellent and the bats got going for us."

Sarah Hamilton got the call in the circle against KSU less than 24 hours after her no-hit performance versus Hofstra the night before.

The junior standout was on fire once again, earning her seventh victory of the season. She pitched a complete game and allowed just one hit. She struck out an impressive 14 batters, which was good enough for her season best.

As mentioned, Haddad and Wynn led the way on offense. Both had a homerun and both had two RBIs. Sophomore Shayla Jackson also continued her torrid start to the 2010 season with two RBIs of her own.

Florida State left just six batters on base.

Wynn began the game with a bang by hammering her second solo homerun in as many days. FSU's leadoff hitter crushed the fourth pitch she saw on 2-1 count that went sailing over the right-center fence for a 1-0 lead in the bottom half of the first inning.

Wynn continued a weekend of fantastic play two innings later when she led off the third with a triple down the left field line.

Jackson's slow roller to second base then got Wynn home as she sprinted from third and dove around the catcher and tapped home plate for a highlight-reel score.

Up 2-0, Jen Lapicki and Mallory Borden drew walks to load the bases but Kent State got out of the inning as Monica Montez went down swinging on a full count.

Redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg beat out a throw from shortstop in the fifth inning to get on base for Haddad.

A few pitches later, Haddad forced a ball out of the ballpark for her team-high fourth homerun of the season that also brought Ahrberg in.

In the bottom of the sixth, Wynn punched a double to left field that plated Courtney Rosen and extended the 'Noles' lead to 5-0.

Wynn then had the chance to cross the plate as Jackson registered her second RBI of the day with a timely single.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  3  3   2  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      3  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      2  0  0   0  1  0  9  1
Tory Haddad             1B        2  1  1   2  1  0  5  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  0   0  1  2  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PH-LF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
  Courtney Rosen        PH        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  6  8   6  3  4 21  4
Opp                              24  0  1   0  1 14 18  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (1), Ashley Stager (2)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (8)
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (5)
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (2), Tory Haddad (4)
HBP - FSU-Courtney Rosen (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (7-1)    7.0  1  0  0  1 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  1 14
Opp                  L          6.0  8  6  6  3  4


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, EASTERN MICHIGAN 0
03/05/2010, FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 18 FSU Beats EMU and FAU.

Florida State softball team run-rules Eastern Michigan, 8-0, and then defeats Florida Atlantic, 6-3, to start the FAU Miken Classic in Boca Raton, Fla.

BOCA RATON, FL - The No. 18 Florida State softball team began play at the FAU Miken Classic Friday in Boca Raton, Fla. with an 8-0 victory over Eastern Michigan and a 6-3 triumph over host-school Florida Atlantic.

In both contests, FSU (17-2) - as has been its calling card all season - utilized precision pitching and timely hitting to secure wins.

Sarah Hamilton, who was named to the NFCA Leadoff Classic All-Tournament last weekend behind two no-hit performances, earned her eighth consecutive victory of the year against the Eagles.

FSU's junior ace tossed five complete innings and allowed just three hits with no runs. She struck out eight batters and walked two.

Against a talented Owls squad, senior Terese Gober went the distance for her ninth win. Despite four FSU fielding errors, Gober allowed just three runs and struck out six batters.

Mallory Borden's three RBIs paced the offensive effort against Eastern Michigan and Jen Lapicki had two of her own. Carly Wynn, Robin Ahrberg and Monica Montez all batted in a run as well against the Eagles.

In the night game against Florida Atlantic, Ahrberg and Lapicki had two RBIs apiece. Tory Haddad and Montez had the other two RBIs for an FSU team that pounded 10 hits.

"We swung the bats really well today," Alameda said. "We have some things we need to clean up defensively but I am confident we can do that moving forward. In the second game we were able to answer when they scored. It was a fun day."

In the EMU game, Wynn got on base for FSU in the bottom of the first with a single to left field. The ball was misplaced by the left fielder and Wynn raced to second before advancing to third on Jackson's ground out.

A batter later, Lapicki plated the contest's first run with an RBI double to center field.

Lapicki then advanced to third on a wild pitch and Ahrberg smacked the very next pitch down the left-field line that sent her home for a 2-0 lead.

The 'Noles added another run in the second to make it 3-0 thanks to Wynn. With Montez on second base, FSU's senior leader batted her home with sliding triple off the left field wall.

Two scoreless innings later, Wynn was once again in the middle of some Seminole scoring.

First the Sharpsburg, Ga. native reached first base with a nifty bunt single. Then, after stealing second, she raced home behind on Lapicki's second RBI of the day, which occurred on a single to center field.

Ahrberg reached on a fielder's choice, Haddad's walk and Stager's bunt single then juiced the bases for Montez. The Corona, Calif. native drew a walk to make it 5-0 and Borden's pinch-hit triple cleared the bases and consequently ended the game due to the mercy rule.

Against the Owls, FSU got on the board in the third innings behind some nifty play in the infield.

Brown's pure speed and bunt placement got her on base with a single first. Then Wynn reached on a hard-hit infield single.

After both players were moved to second and third by Jackson, Lapicki got her third RBI of the day when her hard shot to the second baseman plated Brown, who dashed home and dove around the would-be tag for a 1-0 advantage.

That one-run lead then changed to two on the first pitch of the fourth inning.

The reason? Haddad decided to blast her team-high fifth homerun of the year that may still be flying over the left field wall.

Florida Atlantic got a run in the fourth on an inside-the-park homerun and then put Gober in a jam in the fifth.

With runners on third and second and just one out, Gober got a strike out before a walk crowded the bases. She was able to escape, though, as Stager caught a pop-up for the final to preserve a 2-1 lead.

Ahrberg's double that slammed off the center field wall started the sixth inning. After Ahrberg was replaced on the base paths by Courtney Rosen, Haddad was then able to get on base with a walk.

Joseph then replaced her at first and Stager's sacrifice bunt moved her and Rosen to second and third, respectively. Montez then smacked a single through the right side that scored Joseph to make it a 3-1 ballgame.

Wynn's double and Jackson's single got two runners on in the seventh before Lapicki once again was responsible for updating the scoreboard. Her single sent Wynn home and Jackson to third before Ahrberg stepped to the plate.

The 'Noles lead jumped to 6-1 when Ahrberg blasted a three-run shot over an FAU logo on the left field wall.

"We are getting great production from across the lineup," Alameda said. "We have a lot of consistency and it's coming from different spots. That's key for any good ball club. You have to have one through nine (in the lineup) working."

The Owls were able to cut into that with a two-run seventh before a Brown to Haddad defensive play ended the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  2  3   1  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  1  2   2  0  0  9  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  1  0   0  1  1  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  2  0   1  2  0  2  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  1   3  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  8  9   8  3  1 15  3
Opp                              17  0  3   0  2  8 14  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (2), Kristie McConn (4)
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (6), Mallory Borden (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (3)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Carly Wynn (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (8-1)    5.0  3  0  0  2  8
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  0  0  2  8
Opp                  L          4.2  9  8  8  3  1


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 3
03/05/2010, BOCA RATON, FL, FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  3   0  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  0   2  0  0  6  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  1  2   1  1  0  9  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  5
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6 10   6  1  5 21  8
Opp                              30  3  6   3  1  6 21 11

E - FSU-Carly Wynn (1), Ashley Stager 2 (4), Tiffani Brown (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (9), Robin Ahrberg (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2), Tory Haddad (5)
SH - FSU-Ashley Stager (3)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (9-1)    7.0  6  3  3  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  3  1  6
Opp                  L          7.0 10  6  6  1  5


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, CONNECTICUT 4
03/06/2010, FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hamilton Shines For FSU.

Florida State softball team earns victories over Connecticut and Michigan State thanks to Sarah Hamilton stellar showing in the circle.

BOCA RATON, FL - A day of terrific pitching by Sarah Hamilton helped the No. 18 Florida State softball team stay undefeated at the FAU Miken Classic in Boca Raton, Fla.

Hamilton picked up a tough save and then tossed a two-hitter in FSU's (19-2) victories over Connecticut and Michigan State Saturday on the campus of Florida Atlantic University.

After coming on in the seventh in a high-pressure situation to stave off pesky UConn by a score of 5-4 earlier in the day, the Tallahassee native allowed just two hits - both of which occurred in the final inning - in the 'Noles' 3-1 win over MSU.

The save was Hamilton's first and the triumph was her ninth of the season.

"I thought Sarah had a great day," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said about the ACC's reigning Pitcher of the Year. "It's always a bummer to have a no-hitter broken up in the seventh inning but Michigan State swings the bats real well and she did a good job all day keeping them down."

Offensively, Tory Haddad had two RBIs and Tiffani Brown had one for FSU. The Seminoles had just five hits against the Spartans.

Senior Terese Gober moved to 10-1 on the season against Connecticut, pitching six innings and allowing four runs. She struck out eight batters and walked three before being replaced by Hamilton in the final inning.

Carly Wynn, Brown, Jen Lapicki and Kristie McConn each had an RBI. Jackson, who has hit safely in every game but two this season, was 3-for-4 on the day.

Lapicki garnered her fifth RBI of the weekend when her single scored Jackson from third base in the top of the third inning against UConn. Jackson had reached base with a triple to right field.

UConn nearly got that run back and then some but Gober and the Seminoles were able to avoid some heavy Huskies damage in the bottom of the third. With the bases loaded and just one out, an Ashley Stager-Brown double play consequently ended the inning and kept the game at 1-0.

Stager then reached base in the next inning with a single up the middle. One batter later, McConn pushed the lead to 3-0 with a two-run homerun over the left-center wall. The shot was McConn's first of the year and third of her three-year collegiate career.

The Huskies finally got on the board in the fifth inning, scoring one run on back-to-back two-out hits.

A half-inning later, Brown plated Morgan Bullock with a two-out single to make it a 4-1 ballgame. Wynn was able to reward Brown for her clutch hitting by sending her home a few minutes later. On the play, Wynn punished a ball to deep center field for an RBI double.

The two-baser was Wynn's team-best 10th of the season.

But a 5-1 lead quickly evaporated in the bottom of the seventh as Connecticut scored two runs with no outs before Gober was replaced by Hamilton with runners on second and third.

Hamilton forced the first batter she faced into a five-three put-out but a run came across to cut FSU's lead to just 5-4. She then followed that up with a magnificent play in which she fielded a grounder and threw the runner from third out at home for the second out.

Hamilton then nabbed the save of the year by striking out the final batter and preserving the 5-4 win.

The 'Noles got two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the first against Michigan State and Haddad made sure the team had something to show for it.

Standing in the box with a one-one count, Haddad bashed a double to right field that plated Jackson and Robin Ahrberg for a 2-0 lead.

After Monica Montez and Stager reached base in the bottom of the fourth, Brown came to the plate and nailed an RBI single to center field. The hit sent Bullock, who pinch-ran for Montez, all the way home from second for a 3-0 score.

It appeared as though Hamilton would toss her third no-hitter of the season but a homerun in the seventh by Michigan State's Lindsey Hanson changed that.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  2   1  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  3   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      4  0  2   1  0  0  7  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      4  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Tory Haddad             1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  1   0  0  0  3  1
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  2   1  0  1  0  1
  Mallory Borden        2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  2
Terese Gober            P                            1  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  5 12   4  0  3 21  6
Opp                              29  4  8   3  3  9 21  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (2), Tiffani Brown (6)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (11)
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
HR - FSU-Kristie McConn (1)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)
SB - FSU-Kristie McConn (1), Morgan Bullock (7)
CS - FSU-Courtney Rosen (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (10-1)   6.0  8  4  3  3  8
Sarah Hamilton       Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  4  3  3  9
Opp                  L          7.0 12  5  5  0  3


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
2
0
2
0
5
12
2
CONNECTICUT
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
4
8
1

FLORIDA STATE 3, MICHIGAN STATE 1
03/06/2010, FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0 15  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   2  0  1  2  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        0  0  0   0  2  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     1  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  2
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  3  5   3  3  1 21  3
Opp                              23  1  2   1  1 14 18 11

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tory Haddad (3)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (3)
SH - FSU-Ashley Stager (4)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (11), Shayla Jackson (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (9-1)    7.0  2  1  1  1 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  1 14
Opp                  L          6.0  5  3  3  3  1


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, MIAMI OF OHIO 0
03/07/2010, FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Best Start Since '93 For FSU.

Seminole softball team moves to 20-2 on the year with a 4-0 victory over the Redhawks at the FAU Miken Classic.

BOCA RATON, FL - The 18th-ranked Florida State softball is off to its best start since the 1993 season after defeating Miami (Oh), 4-0, Sunday at the FAU Miken Classic.

The Seminoles are now 20-2 on the year as the outcome against the Redhawks keeps them perfect in Boca Raton, Fla.

"We have worked really hard to put ourselves in a good position going into ACC play," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I think we are prepared in all avenues. We have been challenged. We have been up big and we have had to come back in ballgames. We have mixed pitchers and tweaked some things and we are confident as we move forward."

Sarah Hamilton picked up her 10th win of the season by tossing four innings of four-hit softball. She struck out eight of the 15 batters she saw and didn't walk anyone.

Senior Terese Gober pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up just one hit with two strikeouts and Junior Lauren Varsalona pitched the game's final out.

Offensively, sophomore Shayla Jackson led the way with two RBIs. She was aided by an RBI each from redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg and freshman Tiffani Brown. The Seminoles had 11 hits.

"Mallory Borden made some great plays in the outfield and the bats came alive," Alameda said. "We hit the ball at the right time and strung some hits together. I thought Sarah and Terese pitched a good ballgame today, too. That one-two punch was nice."

The 'Noles jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with two outs in the first inning.

After Jen Lapicki drew a walk, Ahrberg bounced a double off the left field wall that sent her home.

FSU then put runners on first and second in the top of the fourth inning as Kristie McConn doubled and Ashley Stager reached on an error. Brown then stepped to the plate and hit a shot up the middle that plated McConn for a 2-0 score.

Jackson got her two RBIs in the top of the sixth.

Stager drew a walk to start the inning and was then moved to second by a nice sacrifice bunt from Brown. After Carly Wynn singled and advanced to second on the throw, Brown slapped a single to right-center field that made it a 4-0 game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  1  2   0  1  1 10  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR-PH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  2  0  4  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Kristie McConn          2B        4  1  2   0  0  1  2  1
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  1
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  2   1  0  1  0  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  4 11   4  6  4 21  5
Opp                              26  0  6   0  0 10 21 11

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (7), Kristie McConn (5)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (10-1)   4.0  4  0  0  0  8
Terese Gober                    2.2  1  0  0  0  2
Lauren Varsalona                0.1  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  0  0  0 10
Opp                  L          7.0 11  4  3  6  4


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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
4
11
0
MIAMI OF OHIO
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
1

FLORIDA STATE 7, MICHIGAN STATE 0
03/09/2010, FAU Tournament, Boca Raton, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 16 FSU Beats MSU, 7-0.

Florida State softball team goes 6-0 over course of five days in Boca Raton, Fla. following Tuesday's win over the Spartans.

BOCA RATON, FL - The No. 16 Florida State softball team defeated Michigan State, 7-0, Tuesday afternoon at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.

With the win, the Seminoles (21-2) cap off an impressive five days on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in which they went a perfect 6-0.

"Overall I am very pleased with how we played down here," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said Tuesday. "Sarah Hamilton and Terese Gober really did well in the circle and we swung the bats well. We now have to get focused on opening conference play this weekend."

Before FSU welcomes ACC foe North Carolina to Tallahassee this weekend, Hamilton pitched another gem on Tuesday against the Spartans.

The Tallahassee native won her 11th-straight game for the 'Noles, tossing six innings and allowing just three hits. She struck out 10 batters. Gober replaced her in the final inning and struck out one without giving up a hit.

Offensively, FSU pounded out 12 hits. Jen Lapicki, Carly Wynn, Shayla Jackson, Tory Haddad and Robin Ahrberg all had an RBI. Kristie McConn was 2-of-3 from the plate.

Florida State put two runs on the board in the first inning to build an early lead.

Wynn started the game with a walk and then Jackson - with the help of a Michigan State throwing error - sent her home with a single. A batter later, Ahrberg's sacrifice fly plated Jackson.

After Jackson got on base again in the third, Lapicki pushed it to a 3-0 score with her double off the left field wall.

The Spartans threatened that lead in the bottom half of the inning by loading the bases with two outs. Always calm in the circle, Hamilton got out of the jam without damage as she forced a ground out to third base.

MSU may not have put any runners across but the 'Noles did just a few minutes later.

This time it was Wynn as her double down the left-field line gave FSU a 4-0 advantage when McConn scampered from second all the way home.

In the sixth, Tiffani Brown and Wynn singled to put runners on the corners and Jackson once again found a way to change the scoreboard. Her slow-rolling hit down the right line forced her out but it was enough to push Brown home from third and Wynn to second.

Haddad's double then plated Wynn to make the score 6-0 and force a Spartans pitching change.

Ashley Stager's RBI single up the middle then scored McConn in the seventh for a 7-0 lead.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  2  2   1  1  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      4  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   1  1  1  4  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      4  0  2   1  0  0  7  1
Mallory Borden          LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  2  2   0  1  0  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  4
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  7 12   6  5  1 21  5
Opp                              23  0  3   0  1  9 21 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Joseph (2)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (12), Tory Haddad (4), Jen Lapicki (3), Kristie McConn (6)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (5)
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (8), Tiffani Brown (7)
CS - FSU-Morgan Bullock (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (11-1)   6.0  3  0  0  1  8
Terese Gober                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  1  9
Opp                  L          7.0 12  7  7  5  1


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FLORIDA STATE
2
0
1
1
0
2
1
7
12
1
MICHIGAN STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1

NORTH CAROLINA 5, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/13/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Splits 2 With UNC Saturday.

Florida State softball team falls in extra innings, 5-0, before Jen Lapicki's final-inning, game-winning double gives the Seminoles a 2-1 win later in the day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 16 Florida State softball team kicked off its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule by splitting two games with No. 18 North Carolina Saturday at the Seminole Softball Complex.

FSU (22-3, 1-1 ACC) dropped the first of two games on the day as the Tar Heels (17-5, 1-1) rode the hot pitching of starter Danielle Spaulding and then exploded in the top of the eighth for a 5-0 win.

In the second game, junior Jen Lapicki made sure the Seminoles wouldn't fall to 0-2 in conference play as she smacked the game-winning double in the bottom of the seventh to give the 'Noles a 2-1 triumph.

"We knew it was going to be a dogfight coming in," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda sad. "This was going to be an opportunity to see where we are at against a ranked team with a great pitcher in Danielle Spaulding. She definitely dished us a great ballgame but we came back in the second game and made adjustments and got after it.

"That was great to see."

Senior Terese Gober earned her 11th win by tossing seven innings with no runs, six strikeouts and just one walk. The McDonough, Ga. native allowed just three hits.

As for junior Sarah Hamilton, she lost a game for just the second time all season to start the day. Hamilton pitched 7 and 2/3 innings, giving up a season-high 10 hits while striking out eight Carolina batters. She also walked five.

In the second game of the double header, FSU was able to load the bases in the second after UNC jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately for the 'Noles, the three runners on would be left stranded.

In the fifth, the Seminoles once again jammed the bags with three runners.

This time, there were no outs as Shayla Jackson stepped to the plate. FSU's starting right fielder reached on a fielder's choice and Ashley Stager was thrown out at home on a very close call. A batter later, there was no question as Tiffani Brown was forced out at the plate and Lapicki reached base.

With two outs, the 'Noles couldn't push any runs across and the score remained 1-0 in favor of the visitors.

The bottom of the seventh proved to be the half inning that mattered, though.

Brown got on base first and then Carly Wynn outran a sacrifice bunt to reach first. After Jackson's perfect sacrifice bunt moved Brown and Wynn to third and second, respectively, Lapicki launched what would be the game-winning hit to the outfield that sent both home.

"It definitely was an exciting feel, especially after starting the day off with a loss," Lapicki said about her first game-winner as a Seminole after transferring from Tennessee. "We just kept fighting and we are a team that battles from start to finish and we just work to always have each other's backs.

"It was definitely one of the best feelings I have had out here."

Lapicki's two RBIs paced the Seminoles offensively while seven of the nine FSU batters all registered a hit.

In the 5-0 defeat earlier in the day, Wynn led the way by going 3-for-4. Jackson and Tory Haddad registered the other two hits for an FSU team that struggled against North Carolina pitcher Danielle Spaulding.

In that game, UNC put a runner in scoring position for the first time all day in the top of the fifth. With two outs and Tar Heels at third and second, Hamilton was able to prevent any damage as she forced a Kristie McConn-Haddad ground out.

The Tar Heels did the same in the seventh as they put two runners on with two outs. But once again, Hamilton escaped unscathed as she forced a pop-out to Haddad.

The top of the eighth was a different story.

After Hamilton hit a batter, the first runs of the ballgame came across the plate when Brittany McKinney crushed her first home run of the year. The long ball made it a 2-0 game before Spaulding brought in a few more with a two-RBI single.

Another Tar Heel run pushed their lead to 5-0 before Lauren Varsalona replaced Hamilton in the circle.

FSU matches up with UNC one more time on Sunday. The two will tussle at noon on JoAnne Graf Field.

"We are going to get to see Danielle (Spaulding) again tomorrow," Alameda said. "We have to rise to the occasion and make some adjustments against her."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  3   0  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  2  3  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  7  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          LF        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  2
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  5
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  0  5   0  2  9 24  7
Opp                              34  5 10   5  5  8 24  3

E - FSU-Sarah Hamilton (1)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (13)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (12)
CS - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (11-2)   7.2 10  5  5  5  8
Lauren Varsalona                0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 10  5  5  5  8
Opp                  W          8.0  5  0  0  2  9


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
NORTH CAROLINA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5
10
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, NORTH CAROLINA 1
03/13/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   2  0  0  6  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  0  3  9  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  5
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  2  7   2  1  7 21 10
Opp                              24  1  3   1  1  6 19  8

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Jen Lapicki (4), Kristie McConn (7)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jen Lapicki (2)
SH - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (11-1)   7.0  3  1  1  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  1  6
Opp                  L          6.1  7  2  2  1  7


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

NORTH CAROLINA 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/14/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To UNC In Extras.

Hard-fought ballgame goes in North Carolina's favor as the Florida State softball team falls for just the fourth time all season on Sunday afternoon at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 16 Florida State softball team fell in 11 innings, 5-4, to No. 18 North Carolina Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (22-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) had tied the game at 4-4 thanks to a three-run sixth inning but the Tar Heels (18-5, 2-1) jumped back on top in the top of the 11th and FSU was unable to avoid its fourth loss of the year.

"Obviously we aren't happy with a loss and with the fact that we are now 1-2 in the ACC," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. "But we were very pleased with the fight we showed all weekend. North Carolina's Danielle Spaulding is very good at what she does and we never gave up against her. We had the chance to learn a lot about ourselves over the weekend and we will just move forward now."

While Spaulding got the win for UNC Sunday, senior Terese Gober got the loss for the n'Noles in the circle. Gober moved to 11-2 on the season, pitching seven innings against Carolina and allowing four runs on five hits.

She had three strikeouts and two walks.

Junior Sarah Hamilton also pitched four innings and gave up three hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

On offense, Tory Haddad cranked her sixth homerun of the season and Jen Lapicki had three RBIs.

North Carolina had eight hits and Florida State had six.

"We had some chances out there but we couldn't push some runs across with two outs," senior Carly Wynn said. "We just have to keep working on that and get ready for the next game."

North Carolina didn't waste any time changing the scoreboard in the northeast corner of JoAnne Graf Field.

With two runners on, Ally Blake connected for a three-run blast over the centerfield wall to make it 3-0.

Haddad's solo blast over the left field wall then trimmed the deficit to 3-1 an inning later.

FSU may not have scored in the third, fourth or fifth innings but a little excitement in the sixth.

First Ashley Stager drew a walk and then reached second base on a failed pickoff attempt. Then, Tiffani Brown struck out but scampered to first on a passed ball and Stager dashed to third. A batter later, Lapicki crushed a three-run home run for a 4-3 Seminole lead.

The Tar Heels put runners on first and second in the top of the seventh as Spaulding came to the plate with two outs. Carolina's ace pitcher delivered, driving home the game-tying run with a single to left field.

Hamilton then finished off the inning with a strikeout thus keeping the score at 4-4.

In the bottom half of the seventh, Kristie McConn got plunked with two outs to put a runner on. Shayla Jackson then singled but the Seminoles couldn't avoid extra innings as McConn was tagged out at third on Stager's grounder.

Stager may have gotten the final out in the seventh but in the eighth she just may have saved the game. With a runner on second base and two outs, her miraculous grab of a line drive prevented what would have likely been an RBI single by Kelli Wheeler.

UNC threatened in the top of the 10th inning with two runners in scoring position but Gober struck out Brittany Robinson.

After FSU was unable to score despite jamming the bases with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Carolina's Wheeler broke the deadlocked score with a homerun to right field.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        5  0  1   0  0  3  4  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  1  0   0  1  2  0  5
Jen Lapicki             C         5  1  1   3  0  1  6  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        5  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        5  1  2   1  0  0 11  2
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        5  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  6  1
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  1  1  4  3
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              41  4  6   4  2  8 33 13
Opp                              40  5  8   5  4  6 33 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (3)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Jen Lapicki (2), Tory Haddad (6)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (2)
SH - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (11-2)   7.0  5  4  4  2  3
Sarah Hamilton                  4.0  3  1  1  2  3
                               ===================
FSU                            11.0  8  5  5  4  6
Opp                  W         11.0  6  4  1  2  8


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NORTH CAROLINA
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
5
8
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
4
5
1

FLORIDA STATE 8, FL INTERNATIONAL 3
03/16/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Dominates In Doubleheader.

No. 19 Seminole softball team beats FIU twice Tuesday night at home by scores of 8-3 and 7-2.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 19 Florida State softball team defeated Florida International two times Tuesday evening on JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (24-4) won game one by a score of 8-3 and then followed that with a 7-2 victory over the Golden Panthers (18-5).

"I was really pleased with both games tonight," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We got production and help from the entire dugout, which is good to see. Everybody contributed to the wins from top to bottom. It was good to see some relief for (Sarah) Hamilton and Terese (Gober).

"Dale (Townsend), Morgan (Bullock) and Lauren (Varsalona) did a great job coming in there to pitch."

In the first game, Hamilton pitched three full innings for her 12th win of the season. In her brief amount of work, the junior standout struck out four and walked just one while giving up three hits and two runs.

Varsalona also pitched three full innings; her season high. She allowed one hit and posted two strike outs before being replaced by Bullock in the final inning.

Offensively, Monica Montez tied her career high with three RBIs on 2-of-3 hitting. Brown, who posted a game-high three hits, added an RBI and Jen Lapicki, Tory Haddad and Courtney Rosen all batted in a run each.

Carly Wynn registered a game-high three runs, which tied her career high. The Seminoles cracked 10 hits in total.

In the second game, Gober improved to 12-2 by pitching four innings and allowing four hits and one run with six strikeouts.

Townsend then made her first appearance as a Seminole. The true freshman from Live Oak, Fla. was impressive in the circle, tossing three innings and allowing just two hits and one run.

She also struck out three FIU batters.

Shayla Jackson and Lapicki led the 'Noles on offense, pounding two RBIs apiece. Wynn also had an RBI.

"We did a great job tonight swinging the bats," Rosen said. "And the defense played great and so did the pitchers."

FSU built an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first in the opening game of the doubleheader. Wynn reached base on a bunt single and then Tiffani Brown did the same thing before Jackson mashed a single to left field.

On the play, Wynn rounded third and scored on a fielding error by the left fielder. Brown scored a few minutes later on an illegal pitch by FIU to make it to 2-0.

After Haddad and Robin Ahrberg walked, Montez's double down the right field line scored two for a 4-0 Seminole advantage.

After FIU added a run in the top of the second, FSU got that back and then some.

Once again Wynn and Brown got on base to start things off. This time, it was Lapicki that was responsible for an RBI hit as her single plated Wynn for a 5-1 score. Haddad's RBI single then pushed it to 6-1 as Brown dashed home.

The duo of Wynn and Brown was at the heart of some more scoring in the third. Brown's infield single was enough to score Wynn from third base. The RBI single made it a 7-2 game since the Golden Panthers had recorded a solo homerun in the top half of the inning.

Pinch-hitting for Kristie McConn, Rosen accrued her first RBI of her career in the sixth. Her RBI single up the middle scored Brittany Joseph from third base and extended FSU's lead to 8-2.

In the second game, Florida State juiced the bases in the bottom of the first.

Haddad stepped to the plate and hit a ball back to the pitcher that was quickly thrown to the catcher. On the double play attempt, the first baseman dropped the throw from the catcher and Jackson made it all the way in from second for a 1-0 FSU lead.

A walk by Ashley Stager and back-to-back infield hits by Rosen and Bullock loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the second. Wynn smacked a hard-hit single off the second baseman that scored Stager.

Brown then reached on a fielder's choice that resulted in the second out but then Jackson singled to score Wynn and Bullock from second and third, respectively.

A batter later, Lapicki punched a double down the left field line that sent Brown and Jackson home for a 6-0 score. It then moved to 7-0 when FIU mishandled a hit by Haddad in the infield and Lapicki scored.

FIU added runs in the fourth and seventh innings.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  3  1   0  1  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        5  2  3   1  0  0  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      4  0  1   1  0  2  6  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  1  2   1  1  1  9  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      3  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  2   3  0  0  1  0
  Mallory Borden        PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
  Allison Collins       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  1
  Morgan Bullock        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  8 13   7  5  4 21  8
Opp                              28  3  7   3  1  6 18  6

E - Opp-4
2B - FSU-Monica Montez (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Carly Wynn 2 (3)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (13), Tiffani Brown (8), Shayla Jackson (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  3.0  3  2  2  1  4
Lauren Varsalona     W (1-0)    3.0  1  0  0  0  2
Morgan Bullock                  1.0  3  1  1  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  3  3  1  6
Opp                  L          6.0 13  8  6  5  4


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FL INTERNATIONAL
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
3
7
4
FLORIDA STATE
4
2
1
0
0
1
x
8
13
0

FLORIDA STATE 7, FL INTERNATIONAL 2
03/16/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  2  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         1  1  1   2  1  0  5  0
  Robin Ahrberg         C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  1
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Dale Townsend         P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  7  7   5  4  2 21  6
Opp                              27  2  6   2  2  9 18 12

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Jen Lapicki (5)
HR - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (14), Jen Lapicki (4), Ashley Stager (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (12-2)   4.0  4  1  1  0  6
Dale Townsend        Sv(1)      3.0  2  1  1  2  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  2  2  2  9
Opp                  L          6.0  7  7  5  4  2


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FL INTERNATIONAL
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
2
6
3
FLORIDA STATE
1
6
0
0
0
0
x
7
7
0

AUBURN 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/18/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls Despite Hamilton Gem.

Sarah Hamilton breaks her career record for strikeouts but the Seminoles lose to Auburn, 1-0, in nine innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 19 Florida State softball team dropped a 1-0 decision in nine innings to Auburn Thursday afternoon at the Seminole Softball Complex.

Junior Sarah Hamilton is credited with the loss but the Tallahassee native certainly didn't pitch in such a way that resulted in FSU's fifth defeat of the year. No, Hamilton pitched one of the best games of her career, allowing just four hits, no earned runs and shattering her career record for strikeouts in a game with a whopping 20.

Her previous career high was 15.

"I was hitting my spots really well today," Hamilton said. "My change-up was working and the defense was really playing well. It's easy to pitch strong when the defense is playing that way. It just didn't go our way."

The Seminoles (24-5) registered 10 hits in the loss but stranded 12 runners on base. On the opposite side of things, the Tigers (16-9) left just two on base.

Sophomore Shayla Jackson and redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg both had two hits apiece. Seniors Carly Wynn and Monica Montez, junior Ashley Stager and freshman Tiffani Brown all had a hit apiece.

In the bottom of the seventh, Stager hit a single to center field and then advanced to second on an error. Wynn then drew a walk and moved to second on an error to put two runners in scoring position.

Unfortunately for FSU, Brown's strikeout and Jackson's pop out to the second put the inning to a close and extended the contest into extra innings.

Auburn put a runner on first base in the top of the eighth and nearly added another.

Stager's fantastic over-the-shoulder catch effectively ended the inning without any damage from the visiting team.

In the ninth, Auburn scored the winning run after an error by Brown at third. On the play, Kristie McConn tried to pick off a Tigers runner following an infield single but Brown dropped the ball and it allowed the Tigers to score.

"When it gets late in the game like that sometimes it comes down to who is going to get a hit or who is going to get an error first," said Hamilton, who had a no-hitter going into the seventh. "Unfortunately it didn't go our way today. We just have to shake it off and go forward.

"It's a long season."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   0  1  2  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        5  0  1   0  0  3  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  0   0  0  2 19  3
Tory Haddad             1B        4  0  2   0  0  0  4  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  0 10   0  1  9 27  5
Opp                              30  1  4   0  0 20 27 11

E - Opp-4, FSU-Tiffani Brown (7)
2B - FSU-Tory Haddad (5)
SB - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (11-3)   9.0  4  1  0  0 20
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  1  0  0 20
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 10  0  0  1  9


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AUBURN
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
4
4
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
1

TEXAS TECH 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/19/2010, USF The Game Tournament, Clearwater, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Lose To Texas Tech.

No. 19 Florida State softball team falls to the Red Raiders at the start of the USF The Game Tournament.

CLEARWATER, FL - The No. 19 Florida State softball team lost to Texas Tech, 2-1, Friday night in Clearwater, Fla. at the USF The Game Tournament.

The offensive woes continued for the Seminoles (24-6) as they generated just one run a night after falling to Auburn in extra innings by a score of 1-0.

Against the Red Raiders (26-3), FSU managed five hits but couldn't come up with timely hits when it mattered most. Friday's outcome marked the first back-to-back defeats for the 'Noles all year long.

"The season is long and we have to take the highs with the lows," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We have to learn how to compete in all situations so this is a good lesson for us to learn from."

Senior Terese Gober got the start in the circle and pitched a complete game.

Gober went six innings and gave up just five hits and two runs. She struck out five Texas Tech batters.

Offensively, junior Ashley Stager had the lone RBI for the FSU. Sophomore Shayla Jackson lead the team with two hits. Freshman Tiffani Brown and Monica Montez had the other hits.

Florida State found itself down early in the ballgame as Texas Tech scored its two runs in the bottom of the second.

In the fifth, Montez's leadoff double gave the 'Noles a spark. She was replaced at second by Morgan Bullock and the speedster dashed home two batters later on Stager's RBI single to right field.

The scoring play trimmed the deficit to 2-1 with just one out but FSU couldn't add anymore in the inning.

The Red Raiders threatened in the sixth with two runners in scoring position. But Gober prevented any increase to Texas Tech's lead and Jen Lapicki nabbed a pop-up to finish the inning with the 2-1 score intact.

Unfortunately for the Seminoles, ground outs by Robin Ahrberg and Montez and fly out by Mallory Borden ended the contest an inning later.

"We will bounce back," Alameda said. "We just have to keep pushing."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
  Mallory Borden        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  1   1  0  0  1  1
Terese Gober            P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  1  5   1  0  4 18  4
Opp                              22  2  5   2  2  5 21  7

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Monica Montez (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Shayla Jackson (5)

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


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
5
0
TEXAS TECH
0
2
0
0
0
0
x
2
5
3

FLORIDA STATE 6, LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN 0
03/20/2010, USF The Game Tournament, Clearwater, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats LIU & NIU Saturday.

After dropping two games in a row, No. 19 Seminoles softball team beats Blackbirds, 6-0, and Huskies, 7-1, on day No. 2 of the USF The Game Tournament in Clearwater, Fla.

CLEARWATER, FL - The No. 19 Florida State softball team bounced back from back-to-back losses in its last two outings by defeating Long Island, 6-0, and Northern Illinois, 7-1, Saturday afternoon at the USF The Game Tournament.

The Seminoles (26-5) had struggled offensively in losses to Auburn and Texas Tech but that wasn't the case in Clearwater, Fla. Saturday. FSU smashed 10 hits against the Blackbirds and then hit 10 more against the Huskies.

"It was a good day to bounce back after some tough losses," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We had the chance to get everyone in the ballgame and we made some great plays. We had some good at-bats. Overall it was a good confidence builder."

Junior Sarah Hamilton, who struck out a career-best 20 batters in her previous outing against Auburn, had her no-hitter broken up in the sixth inning against the Long Island. She was replaced by Lauren Varsalona in the seventh after pitching six scoreless innings and allowing just one hit.

She struck out eight batters and walked just two.

On offense, Carly Wynn led the way with four RBIs on 2-for-3 hitting. Shayla Jackson and Morgan Bullock had the other two RBIs.

Against Northern Illinois, senior Terese Gober was replaced by Varsalona in the sixth after striking out six, giving up just four hits and allowing no runs. Gober didn't walk anyone.

Ashley Stager was the star in that game offensively. The junior shortstop hit a homerun and led the 'Noles with three RBIs while going 2-for-2. Wynn, Mallory Borden, Jen Lapicki and Bullock all had an RBI in the win.

"Terese and Sarah really had a good day today," Alameda said. "They pitched very well and the offense helped them."

FSU did something it was unable to do in its previous two games Saturday against LIU: score early.

Lapicki started the second inning off with an infield single and then Borden drew a walk. Two batters later, Bullock blooped a double to left field that plated Lapicki for the 1-0 lead.

Wynn then did the same thing as her shallow hit to left field was enough for a double. As a result, both Borden and Bullock scampered home for two more runs. Jackson's single then sent Wynn home one batter later to make it 4-0.

In the fourth, the 'Noles increased that lead by flexing their speed muscle. Back-to-back walks by Stager and Bullock put two runners on and Wynn registered another RBI hit that sent them all sprinting home.

Down 6-0, LIU finally got runners on with just one out but Hamilton calmly earned the second out on a strikeout out then forced a Stager to Brittany Joseph groundout to avoid allowing any runs.

FSU jumped on top of Northern Illinois in the second game just three pitches in when Wynn blasted a homerun over the right field wall.

Jackson and Tiffani Brown then singled and Borden drew a walk to load the bases with just one out. Lapicki's sacrifice fly to center field scored Jackson to make the score 2-0 heading into the bottom half of the first.

In the second, Bullock registered her second RBI of the day. Stager had reached on a walk and then stole second. After she took third on a throwing error by the catcher, Bullock sent her home on a fielder's choice that made it 3-0.

Brown reached on a bunt single in the third and then showed her incredible speed when she reached third on Tory Haddad's single a batter later.

After Haddad moved to second on a wild pitch, Brown slid home on Borden's groundout to push the FSU lead to 4-0 with just one out.

Stager made it a 7-0 ballgame in the fifth when she connected for a three-run homerun to left center. The scoring hit plated Lapicki and Robin Ahrberg, who had both reached base on singles.

The homerun was Stager's second of the season.

Northern Illinois scored their lone run in the sixth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   4  1  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  3
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  5  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  1  1   0  0  0  7  2
  Robin Ahrberg         C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP-2B     2  1  2   0  1  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  1
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  3
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  6 10   6  4  1 21 10
Opp                              20  0  1   0  2  8 18 12

2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (14), Shayla Jackson (3), Morgan Bullock (1)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (15), Ashley Stager (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (12-3)   6.0  1  0  0  2  8
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  2  8
Opp                  L          6.0 10  6  6  4  1


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LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
4
0
2
0
0
x
6
10
0

FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 1
03/20/2010, USF The Game Tournament, Clearwater, Fl

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B-SS     4  1  3   0  0  0  2  4
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  4  1
  Brittany Joseph       PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  0  0   1  1  1  4  1
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      1  1  1   1  1  0  6  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  2  2   3  1  0  0  1
  Kristie McConn        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        4  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  7 10   7  6  3 21  9
Opp                              25  1  7   1  0  7 21  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (5)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (3), Ashley Stager (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (4)
SH - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (16), Ashley Stager (6), Morgan Bullock (9)
CS - FSU-Morgan Bullock (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (13-3)   5.0  4  0  0  0  6
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  3  1  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  1  0  0  7
Opp                  L          7.0 10  7  7  6  3


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FLORIDA STATE
2
1
1
0
3
0
0
7
10
1
NORTHERN ILLINOIS
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
7
1

FLORIDA STATE 3, SYRACUSE 0
03/21/2010, USF The Game Tournament, Clearwater, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Beats SU, USF Cancelled.

Seminole softball team beats the Orange, 3-0, and then has its game against South Florida cancelled due to inclement weather at the final day of the USF The Game Tournament.

CLEARWATER, FL - The No. 19 Florida State softball team took down Syracuse, 3-0, Sunday morning and then had to cancel its game against South Florida due to inclement weather in the Clearwater, Fla. area.

The Seminoles (27-5) leave the USF The Game Tournament with a 3-1 record after the outcome over the Orange.

In the victory, junior Sarah Hamilton was fantastic in the circle. The Tallahassee native pitched a complete game and allowed just two hits and no runs. She fanned 11 Orange batters.

Hamilton even had a no-hitter going until the top of the fifth.

Offensively, redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg had an RBI. Senior Carly Wynn and freshman Tiffani Brown had the other hits for FSU against a talented Syracuse pitching staff.

Hamilton found herself in a jam in the fourth after she hit back-to-back batters. But with two on base and just one out, she got out of the inning by striking out two batters in a row.

Brown got the 'Noles first hit of the game in the bottom of the fourth when she outran a bunt to first base. Senior Tory Haddad then walked to put two on base with one out. After Mallory Borden went down swinging, Brown took third base on a throwing error by the Syracuse catcher.

Brown then flew home and slid in for the first run on a wild pitch a few minutes later. Another Orange miscue resulted in FSU's second run a batter later when Haddad came across the plate on a play in which the Syracuse third baseman committed an error trying to field Ahrberg's hit.

In the sixth, Haddad drew a walk and was replaced at first by Morgan Bullock. After the speedster stole second base, Ahrberg sent her home with a two-out RBI single to left field that increased the FSU lead to 3-0.

The Orange started the top of the seventh off with a triple off the center field wall.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        1  1  0   0  2  0  7  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  0  0   0  0  3  2  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  0   0  1  1 10  2
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  3  3   1  4  8 21  6
Opp                              22  0  2   0  4 11 18  7

E - Opp-3
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (17), Morgan Bullock (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (13-3)   7.0  2  0  0  4 11
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  4 11
Opp                  L          6.0  3  3  1  4  8


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, GEORGIA 3
03/24/2010, ATHENS, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Lapicki's Bash Burns Bulldogs.

Junior Jen Lapicki's three-run homerun is the difference as the No. 18 FSU softball team escapes with a 4-3 win over No. 7 Georgia in Athens Wednesday evening.

ATHENS, GA - The No. 18 Florida State softball battled a late barrage by No. 7 Georgia Tuesday night before earning the upset, 4-3.

Junior Jen Lapicki's three-run homerun in the sixth inning proved to be the difference for a Seminoles (28-6) team that saw the Bulldogs (22-5) turn a 4-1 deficit into a nail-bitter with just one out in the bottom half of the final inning.

"This is a big win for the program," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "To come to a ballpark like this and to be able to size yourself up against a top-10 team and come out on top is a great thing."

Sarah Hamilton earned the win for FSU. The standout in the circle tossed five innings and gave up just two hits and two runs while striking out eight and walking six.

Senior Terese Gober started the game and kept the Bulldogs scoreless for two full innings before she was replaced by Hamilton. Gober finished the contest with a final line of three hits, two strikeouts and two walks.

Lapicki paced the FSU offense with her three RBIs. Her long-ball was her third of the season.

Junior Mallory Borden blasted her first homerun of the year and third of her career in the second inning for the Seminoles' other run. Both Borden and sophomore Shayla Jackson had two hits.

One pitch after Lapicki flied out to the center-field warning track, Borden crushed one to nearly the exact same spot -- except this hit flew over the wall for a second-inning 1-0 lead.

Georgia loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the third thanks to three straight walks. After Hamilton got Brianna Hesson to strikeout, she forced an Ashley Razey fly to right field.

Unfortunately for FSU, the hit would be enough to score a run from third and tie the game at 1-1. Hamilton then struck out Kristyn Sandberg to conclude the third without any more damage.

Three innings later, hits by Shayla Jackson and Tiffani Brown put runners on first and second with two outs for Lapicki. FSU's starting catcher made sure to cash in as she demolished the first pitch she saw over the scoreboard in left field to put the 'Noles back on top, 4-1.

"It was an awesome feeling," Lapicki said. "Shayla and Tiffani got on base with great at-bats and it gives you confidence heading into the box. I went in there just trying to get a base hit but it was amazing to hit it out like that."

The Bulldogs loaded the bases once again, this time in the bottom of the seventh with just one out. Following a two-run single by Sandberg that cut FSU's lead to just 4-3, Hamilton hit a batter to re-jam the bases.

Hamilton then struck out Laura Trout before forcing Christine Olney into an unassisted groundout to Ashley Stager.

"You can't truly emulate the feeling of post-season play until you get there," Alameda said. "But that seventh inning had that. It was very exciting and the more you get in those situations the more comfortable you get in them. This was an amazing opportunity for us."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  2   0  0  1  3  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  1
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  1  1   3  0  0 10  2
Mallory Borden          2B        3  1  2   1  0  1  1  0
  Kristie McConn        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  4  7   4  1  5 21  5
Opp                              26  3  5   3  8 10 21  8

E - FSU-Ashley Stager (6)
HR - FSU-Jen Lapicki (3), Mallory Borden (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (5)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    2.0  3  1  1  2  2
Sarah Hamilton       W (14-3)   5.0  2  2  2  6  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  3  3  8 10
Opp                  L          7.0  7  4  4  1  5


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
03/27/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gober Throws No-No, FSU Wins 2.

Senior Terese Gober's no-hitter in the second game of the doubleheader highlights a day of two conference victories for the FSU softball team.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Terese Gober threw a no-hitter and the No. 18 Florida State softball team took two from Boston College in a doubleheader Saturday by scores of 4-0 and 6-0.

Gober's second career no-no occurred in the second game at JoAnne Graf Field. She also struck out a career-best 14 batters in the win.

Junior pitcher Sarah Hamilton was also terrific for the Seminoles (30-6, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Hamilton, who had her own no-hitter broken up in the top of the final inning in the first game against the Eagles (9-12, 0-2), allowed just the one hit and struck out 10 batters.

"Both pitchers did so well today," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I don't how many times this season Sarah has had a no-hitter broken up late in the ballgame. And Terese really did a good job. They both have been working very hard."

Added Gober: "I was just trying to stay relaxed the whole time. My goal this year was to just have fun and I did that today."

While Gober had a career day, she wasn't the only one.

Senior utility player Courtney Rosen tied her career high with one RBI in the first game and then broke that high with three in the second game. Rosen had to replace starting third baseman Tiffani Brown in the second game after Brown sustained an injury in the first.

"Courtney continues to work hard each and every day," Alameda said. "It's nice to have someone who can come in and make plays."

Brown's two RBIs paced the 'Noles in the first game and senior Tory Haddad and redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg both batted in a run each. In the second game, Rosen's three RBIs was the game-high and junior Jen Lapicki posted one of her own.

Brown got things going in the bottom half of the inning in game No. 1. After Carly Wynn and Shayla Jackson drew walks, Brown's single to center field was good enough for one run. Haddad then reached base and in the process, Jackson scampered across the plate for the second FSU run.

After Lapicki reached on a single to load the bases, Ahrberg did the same thing to left field. Her RBI hit plated Brown to extend the 'Noles lead to 3-0.

FSU added its fourth run in the sixth on an error by Boston College.

In the second game, FSU loaded the bases with just one out in the bottom of the second inning.

Playing in place of Brown, who exited after hitting the ground hard while sliding into second base, Rosen smacked a single to left field. The hit plated Mallory Borden and Morgan Bullock from third and second, respectively, and moved Ashley Stager to second for a 2-0 lead.

A batter later, Wynn bunted a single that turned into two runs. On the play, an error by Boston College allowed both Stager and Rosen to score for a 4-0. The scoring was exciting but unfortunately for the Seminoles, Wynn landed on the base awkwardly and had to exit to the dugout.

She was replaced on the base paths by freshman Lauren Mullins. Luckily, she was able to shake it off and returned to action in the third.

In the sixth, Rosen got her third RBI of the day when her single sent the speedy Bullock all the way home from second.

Lapicki's RBI single to left field then made it a 6-0 game when Monica Montez dashed home from third base.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  1  2   0  2  0  3  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  1
  Courtney Rosen        3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR-1B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   0  0  0 11  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
  Kristie McConn        PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  4  9   4  4  0 21  1
Opp                              22  0  1   0  3 11 18 10

E - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (18), Tiffani Brown (9)
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (15-3)   7.0  1  0  0  3 11
Lauren Varsalona                0.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  3 11
Opp                  L          6.0  9  4  4  4  0


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BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
0
0
0
1
x
4
9
0

FLORIDA STATE 6, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
03/27/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  2   0  0  1  0  0
  Lauren Mullins        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Monica Montez         PH-CF     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  2   1  0  2 14  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Kristie McConn        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  2  1   0  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Courtney Rosen          3B        3  1  2   3  0  0  2  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  6 12   4  1  6 21  2
Opp                              20  0  0   0  2 14 18  8

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (15)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (11)
CS - FSU-Kristie McConn (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (14-3)   7.0  0  0  0  2 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  0  0  0  2 14
Opp                  L          6.0 12  6  4  1  6


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
4
0
0
0
2
x
6
12
0

FLORIDA STATE 11, BOSTON COLLEGE 3
03/28/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Run-Rules BC, 11-3.

Seminole softball teams reels off 11 runs to complete the series sweep of the Eagles Sunday at JoAnne Graf Field.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 18 Florida State softball team completed the series sweep of Boston College Sunday afternoon at home with an 11-3 run-rule victory.

The Seminoles (31-6, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) exploded for 13 hits in the triumph over the Eagles (9-13, 0-3) and allowed just two hits.

"We earned three more conference wins that we definitely needed," sophomore outfielder Shayla Jackson said. "We just came out today and hit the ball well all game long."

A day after pitching her second-career no-hitter, senior Terese Gober earned another win. On Sunday she tossed four complete innings, gave up just two hits and allowed three runs.

She also struck out six.

Junior Sarah Hamilton entered the game in the top of the fifth and struck out two without allowing any hits.

On the offensive end, junior Kristie McConn guided the Seminoles with a game-high three RBIs on 2-for-3 hitting. Senior Monica Montez and Jackson also had two RBIs. Montez was 2-for-2 on the day and Jackson was 2-for-3.

Junior Jen Lapicki maintained her hot-hitting, going 3-for-4 with one RBI. Redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg also batted in one run.

Tory Haddad and Lapicki reached base with two outs in the bottom of the first inning and Ahrberg officially got the Seminoles on the board. Her single on the right-field line plated Lapicki to give FSU an early 1-0 advantage.

A batter later, Montez's shot through the left side sent Haddad home from third and moved Ahrberg to second base.

Following a Boston College homerun, Jackson's triple in the second put a runner on base and Lapicki registered an RBI with a single to left field that made it 3-1.

That lead ballooned to 5-1 in the third inning.

With the bases loaded and no outs, McConn smacked a double to center field. The scoring hit sent both Ahrberg and Montez home and put Ashley Stager and McConn on third and second, respectively.

After Stager crossed the plate on a passed ball, both McConn and Morgan Bullock raced home on Jackson's infield single. On the play, an error by the Boston College first baseman led to Bullock's run, which made it 8-1 with no outs on the scoreboard.

Haddad's sacrifice fly to center field then scored Jackson for a 9-1 Seminole lead.

The Eagles trimmed the deficit to 11-3 with a two-run fourth inning. But FSU got each of those runs back in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings. The game ended when Montez was plunked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth.

"We just have to keep the momentum that we have built going," Jackson said. "We can't take any opponent lightly and we have to stay focused on getting better every day."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shayla Jackson          CF        4  2  2   2  0  0  1  0
Courtney Rosen          3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      4  2  3   1  0  0  5  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  1  0   1  1  1  2  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      3  1  2   1  1  0  4  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  1  2   2  0  0  0  1
  Allison Collins       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        0  1  0   0  2  0  1  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  2   3  0  0  0  1
Morgan Bullock          RF        3  1  0   0  0  1  0  1
Terese Gober            P                            1  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27 11 13  10  4  3 15  4
Opp                              19  3  2   3  1  8 13  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Terese Gober 2 (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Brittany Joseph (1), Briar Stanley (1), Kristie McConn 2 (9)
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2), Jen Lapicki (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Courtney Rosen (2), Monica Montez (1)
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (15-3)   4.0  2  3  3  1  6
Sarah Hamilton                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  3  3  1  8
Opp                  L          4.1 13 11  9  4  3


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
1
0
2
0
3
2
1
FLORIDA STATE
2
1
6
1
1
11
13
2

FLORIDA STATE 2, MARYLAND 0
04/03/2010, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 16 FSU Topples Terps Twice.

Seminole softball team benefits from terrific pitching in both games of the doubleheader against Maryland and true freshman Tiffani Brown knocks home her first-career game-winner.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The No. 16 Florida State softball team defeated Maryland at Robert E. Taylor Stadium in back-to-back games Saturday afternoon.

The Seminoles (33-6, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned a 2-0 win in the first game before escaping with a thrilling 3-2 victory in extra innings over the Terrapins (20-15, 0-7).

"Today was just two hard-fought ballgames," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Maryland has great pitching and some very fiery ballplayers. It's fun to play against people that are really into it. We really enjoyed it and it's nice to pick up two wins."

Junior Sarah Hamilton was nearly flawless in the opening game, allowing just two hits and no runs in a full seven innings of work. She also struck out an impeccable 14 Terrapins batters en route to her 16th win of the year.

Redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg knocked in the lone RBI for the Seminoles in the 2-0 win.

True freshman Tiffani Brown was also strong in the batter's box as she posted a game-high two hits. Senior Tory Haddad, junior Ashley Stager and sophomore Shayla Jackson also registered hits in the game.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Brown's two-RBI triple in the top of the eighth proved to be the difference in a showdown that was close from start to finish.

"It felt really good," Brown said. "We always try to have eachother's backs as teammates and that's what I wanted to do. Everyone play really well today and I just wanted to do whatever I could to help out."

Junior Jen Lapicki also had an RBI and junior Kristie McConn and senior Carly Wynn had a game-high two hits apiece.

Senior Terese Gober, who was named the conference's pitcher of the week on Tuesday, gave up just five hits and allowed only one earned run in 7 1/3 innings. She struck out seven and didn't walk anyone.

Hamilton came on in extra innings and accrued the save. She struck out two and walked just one in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Seminoles got on the board in the second inning of the first game when Ahrberg was sent home from third following an illegal pitch by the Terrapins.

An inning later, Ahrberg was once again at the heart of some scoring. First Lapicki reached on a single and then Haddad moved to first on a walk. Ahrberg's single to shallow right field was enough to push Lapicki across from second for a 2-0 lead.

After loading the bases and failing to get anything to show for it in fifth, FSU put Stager and Brown in scoring position with just one out in the sixth.

A pop-out by Wynn and walk by Jackson then juiced the bases with two outs for Lapicki but her hard-liner to center field kept the score at 2-0.

Just like in the first game, FSU couldn't capitalize on packed base paths in game No. 2. With the bags loaded, true freshman Morgan Bullock - who had entered the game the inning prior after Jackson was hit hard by a pitch - went down on strikes to finish the second and keep the game tied at zero.

Maryland scored its first run of the day in the third when the Terps pushed a run home on an error in the field by the Seminoles.

The 'Noles got that run back in top of the fifth thanks to Lapicki's two-out RBI infield single. The scoring hit sent Brown, who had started the inning off with a double down the left-field line, home from third base and made it 1-1.

Maryland put a runner in scoring position in the bottom half of the inning but Gober escaped with the tied score still intact.

In the top of the eighth inning, Courtney Rosen and McConn got on third and second, respectively with two outs. Brown, who had already doubled, then smacked a two-out, two-RBI triple that put the Seminoles up 3-1.

The elation of Brown's clutch hit would briefly fade away, however, as the Terps had an answer.

Gober exited the ballgame after giving up two singles and Hamilton allowed a walk against the first batter she faced to load the bases with just one out. Hamilton then struck out a batter and hit the next one as the Seminoles' lead dropped to just 3-2 with two away.

But there's a reason Hamilton is the reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year. The Tallahassee native calmly struck out Nikki Maier to end the game.

"We have to come out and get after it all over again tomorrow," Alameda said.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  2  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  1  0   0  0  1 14  1
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  1   0  2  0  0  1
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  2  6   1  7  4 21  3
Opp                              24  0  2   0  0 14 21  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Sarah Hamilton (2), Kristie McConn (4)
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager (3)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Monica Montez (2)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (19), Tiffani Brown (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (16-3)   7.0  2  0  0  0 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  0 14
Opp                  L          7.0  6  2  2  7  4


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
6
2
MARYLAND
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1

FLORIDA STATE 3, MARYLAND 2
04/03/2010, COLLEGE PARK, MD

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        5  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Morgan Bullock        PR-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  1   1  0  0 10  1
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  1  1  4  1
  Brittany Joseph       1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  2   0  1  1  4  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  4
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  1  3   2  0  1  0  3
Terese Gober            P                            1  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3  8   3  4  5 24 12
Opp                              27  2  5   2  1  9 24 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
SB - FSU-Kristie McConn (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (16-3)   7.1  5  2  1  0  7
Sarah Hamilton       Sv(2)      0.2  0  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  5  2  1  1  9
Opp                  L          8.0  8  3  3  4  5


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
3
8
1
MARYLAND
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
2
5
1

MARYLAND 6, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/04/2010, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To Maryland, 6-2.

Seminoles see their seven-game winning streak come to an end against a Terrapins squad hungry for its first conference win of the year.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The No. 16 Florida State softball team fell to Maryland, 6-2, Sunday afternoon in College Park, Md.

The setback marks the end to FSU's (33-7, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) seven-game winning streak as the Terrapins (21-15, 1-7) earned their first conference victory of the season.

"Today will hopefully serve as a learning experience for us," said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda, whose squad got to play in front of the Seminole Club of Baltimore over the course of the weekend. "Sometimes things don't go your way and you have to adjust. We just have to bounce back from this and get after it again when we get back out on the field."

Junior Sarah Hamilton got the nod in the circle. The Tallahassee native tossed three complete innings, allowed two earned runs, struck out two and walked just one before she was replaced by senior Terese Gober to start the fourth inning.

Gober was then replaced later in the inning by junior Lauren Varsalona, who would throw one and 1/3 of an inning. Varsalona allowed just two hits and gave up no runs in that span before Hamilton reentered the game in the bottom of the fifth.

Hamilton pitched the remainder of the game and finished with a stat-line of four and 2/3 innings of work, two earned runs, five strikeouts and one walk.

Offensively, senior Carly Wynn had two of the Seminoles' three hits on the day. Junior Mallory Borden contributed the other hit and had an RBI. Junior Ashley Stager also had an RBI.

The Terrapins struck first on Sunday when Alex Shultz's RBI triple rolled to the left field wall and plated Kathy McLaughlin for an early 1-0 advantage.

A second triple an inning later by Courtney Kane then made it 2-0. That lead then extended to 3-0 on a fielding error by the Seminoles.

Stager's sacrifice fly to deep center field in the fourth made it a two-run ballgame as Shayla Jackson jogged home to make it 3-1. The Seminoles would load the bases in the inning but unfortunately couldn't trim the deficit any further.

The Terps opened the game up in bottom half of the fourth by reeling off three runs to make it a 6-1 ballgame.

Tory Haddad drew a walk and then was replaced at first base by Kristie McConn in the top of the sixth. After McConn took second on a passed ball, Borden's RBI single dipped the Terps lead to 6-2.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  2   0  0  1  3  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  3  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  0   0  1  0  8  1
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Kristie McConn        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  1   1  1  0  1  1
Monica Montez           LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  2  4   2  6  4 18  2
Opp                              27  6  8   6  4  6 21  8

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (10), Mallory Borden (2)
3B - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (3)
SH - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)
SF - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (20)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (16-4)   4.2  5  3  2  1  5
Terese Gober                    0.0  1  3  1  3  0
Lauren Varsalona                1.1  2  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  8  6  3  4  6
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0  4  2  2  6  4


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
4
3
MARYLAND
1
2
0
3
0
0
x
6
8
0

FLORIDA STATE 6, CENTRAL FLORIDA 1
04/07/2010, ORLANDO, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Shuts Down UCF, 6-1.

Pitcher Sarah Hamilton, who was named to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year "Top 25 Watch List" Wednesday, gets the win for the Seminoles.

ORLANDO, FL - Sixteenth-ranked Florida State defeated Central Florida in a single game Wednesday evening in Orlando, Fla., 6-1.

Junior ace Sarah Hamilton earned the win for the Seminoles (34-7) at the UCF Softball Complex. The Tallahassee native pitched four complete innings against the Knights (22-17), didn't give up an earned run, walked just two and struck out seven.

Senior Terese Gober replaced Hamilton in the bottom of the fifth and tossed three complete innings. Gober finished the contest with two strikeouts and just one allowed hit with no walks.

On offense, sophomore Shayla Jackson went 2-for-4 from the plate with three RBIs. Seniors Carly Wynn and Courtney Rosen and freshman Morgan Bullock also had an RBI each for a Seminoles team that posted seven hits and bounced back from last Sunday's loss to Maryland.

"Coming off an ACC weekend where we won the series but dropped the final game, we had to regroup and we did that today," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was nice to see. We really stuck with our gameplan and our defense and pitching was very solid."

Brown got things going for the 'Noles in the top of the first with a single to left field. An overthrow by UCF's Natalie Land from third to first on Jackson's hit then allowed the speedy Brown to run home for a 1-0 FSU advantage.

In the second, junior Ashley Stager drew a lead-off walk and Rosen reached base to send her home. Bullock's RBI single then made it a 3-0 ballgame as Rosen scampered home.

Wynn and Jackson's RBI singles then extended the lead to 5-0.

It looked as though that large lead would be short lived, though. In the bottom half of the second, the Knights loaded the bases with no outs. But Hamilton answered and only allowed one run to score in the inning.

Florida State then added a run in the top of the sixth that made it 6-1. On the play, Jackson reached on an infield single but a throwing error by UCF allowed her to reach second.

The error allowed Wynn to score from second base.

In addition to Wednesday's triumph, FSU got some more good news when Hamilton was named to the "Top 25 Watch List" for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award.

"It is great for 'Hammy' to be recognized across the country," Alameda said. "She works really hard is always focused on getting better and better. It's definitely a team effort to keep her there and we are all very proud of her."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  2  1   1  2  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        5  1  1   0  0  0  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  2   3  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      3  0  0   0  0  0  7  2
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  1  1  6  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  2  1
Kristie McConn          2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Robin Ahrberg         C         1  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6  7   6  6  2 21  8
Opp                              27  1  5   1  2 10 21 14

E - Opp-4, FSU-Tiffani Brown (11), Ashley Stager (7)
HBP - FSU-Jen Lapicki (4), Courtney Rosen (3)
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (17-4)   4.0  4  1  0  2  7
Terese Gober         Sv(1)      3.0  1  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  1  0  2 10
Opp                  L          7.0  7  6  4  6  2


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FLORIDA STATE
1
4
0
0
0
1
0
6
7
2
CENTRAL FLORIDA
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
4

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
04/10/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Takes 2 From NC State.

Seminole softball team improves to 8-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference after a successful Saturday against the Wolfpack.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 16 Florida State softball team earned its 11th and 12th victories in 13 games Saturday afternoon as the Seminoles defeated NC State in back-to-back contests, 4-2 and 5-0.

With the two wins, FSU (36-7 overall) improved to 8-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Wolfpack (23-17) dropped to 6-5 in the conference.

"I don't really pay too much attention to the stats," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "So we don't talk too much about how many games we have won over a certain span or anything like that. But I think that if you are doing all the little things right and you keep pushing and pushing you will be alright.

"We are doing a good job of that right now."

Junior Sarah Hamilton earned her 18th win of the season in the opening game as she pitched the duration and gave up just runs. She also struck out 10 of the 23 batters she faced and walked just one.

Offensively, senior Carly Wynn went a stellar 3-for-4 while sophomore Shayla Jackson was 2-for-4. Jackson also had an RBI and seniors Tory Haddad and Courtney Rosen both batted in a run each as well.

In the second game of the doubleheader, senior Terese Gober went six and 2/3 innings. The McDonough, Ga. allowed four hits, gave up no runs and struck out four batters.

At the plate, junior Jen Lapicki paced the scoring effort with a season-high four RBIs. True freshman Tiffani Brown also achieved an RBI. Wynn was 2-for-2 on the day.

The 'Noles opened the early televised game with a leadoff single from Wynn. After the speedy center fielder reached second on a wild pitch, Jackson sent her home with a single to left field.

Lapicki then reached first on an error by the shortstop and Jackson dashed to third. Haddad's well-placed bunt then sent Jackson home for a 2-0 advantage. Rosen's walk with the bases loaded then pushed the lead to 3-0.

Junior Ashley Stager scored from third base in the bottom of the third inning when Bullock stole second base and the pickoff attempt sailed into the outfield.

Down 4-0, the Wolfpack cut the FSU lead in half with a two-run fifth inning.

Like she did in the first game, Wynn got things going in the second contest with a leadoff single. After Brown reached base on an NC State error, Lapicki sent two runs home with a nice double off the center field wall that made it a 2-0 game.

Florida State's talented starting catcher then added two more runs to the scoreboard when her two-run single in the second scored Wynn and Monica Montez.

FSU loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth with one out and Brown was able to make it a 5-0 ballgame with a sacrifice fly to center field that scored Stager.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  3   0  0  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  1 11  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  1  0   1  0  1  4  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  1  0   0  1  0  1  1
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  1  2  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  4  6   3  3  6 21  4
Opp                              23  2  3   2  1 10 18  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
2B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (4)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (11), Morgan Bullock (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (18-4)   7.0  3  2  2  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  2  2  1 10
Opp                  L          6.0  6  4  3  3  6


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
3
3
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
1
0
0
0
x
4
6
1

FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
04/10/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  2  1   0  2  1  2  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  1   1  0  0  1  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      3  0  2   4  0  0  2  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  1  0 12  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  3
Monica Montez           LF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PH-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
  Mallory Borden        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  3
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  5  8   5  3  2 21 11
Opp                              25  0  4   0  0  4 18  5

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (6), Ashley Stager (4)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)
SF - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (17-3)   6.2  4  0  0  0  4
Lauren Varsalona                0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  0  0  0  4
Opp                  L          6.0  8  5  4  3  2


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
1
FLORIDA STATE
2
2
0
0
0
1
x
5
8
0

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/11/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Clipped By 'Pack, 3-1.

No. 16 Florida State softball team can't complete the series sweep Sunday afternoon at home as NC State wins in Tallahassee for the first time since 2006.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 16 Florida State softball team couldn't complete the series sweep of NC State Sunday afternoon as the Seminoles fell to the Wolfpack, 3-1.

With the loss, FSU's record moves to 36-8 overall and 8-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. NC State, which had not won in Tallahassee since the 2006 season, is now 24-17 overall and 7-5 in the league.

Junior ace Sarah Hamilton started Sunday and tossed four and 2/3 innings. She allowed just one earned run and two walks while striking out seven Wolfpack batters.

Senior Terese Gober replaced Hamilton in the fifth and went on to toss two and 1/3 innings while giving up one earned run and achieving three strikeouts.

Offensively, senior Carly Wynn hit a double and triple on the day and sophomore Shayla Jackson had an RBI. Junior Mallory Borden also batted in a run for an FSU team that had three total hits.

NC State had five total hits in the winning effort.

NC State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first thanks to Landon Warren's solo homerun over the left field wall.

But it didn't take long for FSU to get that one run back. In the bottom of the third, Wynn led off with a triple that slammed into the center field wall. Freshman Tiffany Brown's knock to second base was then enough to push Wynn across home plate for a 1-1 score.

A fielding error by the Seminoles in fifth led to another Wolfpack run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Mallory Borden          2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  1  3   1  0  3 21  3
Opp                              28  3  5   3  2 10 21 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (12)
2B - FSU-Carly Wynn (16)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (7)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (18-5)   4.2  2  2  1  2  7
Terese Gober                    0.1  3  1  1  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  5  3  2  2 10
Opp                  W          7.0  3  1  1  0  3


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
3
5
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
1

FLORIDA 8, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/14/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 16 FSU Drops 2 To No. 3 UF.

Seminole softball team has school-record 933 fans come out for first game of the doubleheader Wednesday night in Tallahassee.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 16 Florida State softball team fell in both games of Wednesday night's doubleheader to No. 3 Florida by scores of 8-4 and 9-2.

The first game of the two-contest set saw the Seminoles (36-10) set a new school record for attendance. The 933 patrons that saw the FSU-UF showdown, broke the previous park high of 912 fans that witnessed the 'Noles defeat North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in 2004.

Junior Sarah Hamilton pitched all seven innings of the opening game against the Gators (32-4). Hamilton finished her outing with five earned runs, seven strikeouts and four walks.

Offensively, senior Carly Wynn was 2-for-4 with a team-best two RBIs. True freshman Tiffani Brown also had an RBI and senior designated player Courtney Rosen had two runs.

In the second game, senior Terese Gober tossed five and 1/3 innings. Gober gave up 11 hits and seven earned runs. She struck out four and allowed just two walks. Junior Lauren Varsalona replaced her in the top of the sixth and gave up just one hit and had one strikeout.

On the offensive end, true freshman Morgan Bullock had a career-high three hits in the game to go along with one RBI. Junior Jen Lapicki also batted in a run.

Sophomore Shayla Jackson had two hits.

"We had a lot of opportunities; we just couldn't capitalize on them," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It's good to test yourself against top opponents and we did that tonight. There are some good things that we saw today and we can just build off that as we move forward."

The Gators benefitted from a big second inning in the first game by scoring four runs on four hits.

That total then ballooned to 7-0 in the third when Megan Bush's three-run homerun sailed over the left field wall.

But the Seminoles were not out of it heading into the bottom half of the third. With Rosen and Bullock on second and first, respectively, Wynn's one-out double to center field plated both to trim the deficit to 7-2.

A batter later, Brown's single to right field scored Wynn, who motored all the way home from second base to beat the throw at the plate.

Still down 7-3 in the fifth, Rosen reached first after being hit by a pitch and then she advanced to second on Bullock's groundout to shortstop. Wynn then flied out to right field and Rosen tagged up for third base.

But the throw from right field to third base was off and Rosen dashed home to make it a 7-4 ballgame.

UF later added one more run for a 8-4 final score.

In the nightcap, the Gators scored one run in the top of the first inning after an error in the field by the Seminoles. Bullock got that run back in the second when she outran a hit to second and Rosen dashed home from third to tie it at 1-1.

The Gators then recaptured the lead with a four-run third inning.

Jackson started the bottom of the fifth inning with a triple to center field. Lapicki then scored her with a sacrifice fly to deep center field that cut the FSU deficit to 5-2.

Florida scored four runs in the sixth to put the contest out of reach.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  2   2  0  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  1   1  1  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  0   0  0  2  8  1
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Mallory Borden          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Kristie McConn        2B        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  2
Courtney Rosen          DP        1  2  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  4  6   3  1  6 21  4
Opp                              29  8  6   6  4  7 21  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (13), Mallory Borden (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (17)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Tory Haddad (1), Courtney Rosen (4)
SH - FSU-Courtney Rosen (1)
SB - Opp-5, FSU-Tiffani Brown (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (18-6)   7.0  6  8  5  4  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  8  5  4  7
Opp                  W          7.0  6  4  3  1  6


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

FLORIDA 9, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/14/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  1   1  1  0  5  1
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Courtney Rosen          DP        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
  Brittany Joseph       1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  3   1  0  0  2  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  8   2  2  2 21 10
Opp                              31  9 12   8  2  5 21 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tory Haddad (1), Morgan Bullock (2)
2B - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tory Haddad (2)
SF - Opp-2, FSU-Jen Lapicki (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (17-4)   5.1 11  9  8  2  4
Lauren Varsalona                1.2  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 12  9  8  2  5
Opp                  W          7.0  8  2  2  2  2


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FLORIDA
1
0
4
0
0
4
0
9
12
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
8
2

VIRGINIA TECH 8, FLORIDA STATE 7
04/17/2010, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops 2 To VT.

Seminole softball team generates runs but can't stop the Hokies from denting the scoreboard in Saturday's doubleheader at the Tech Softball Complex.

BLACKSBURG, VA - The No. 16 Florida State softball team fell in both games of Saturday's doubleheader against Virginia Tech. Game scores were 8-7 and 5-4.

As the scores would indicate, both games in Blacksburg, Va. came down to the final inning with the Hokies (18-27, 5-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) getting winning runs in the bottom half the seventh in each of the two contests.

With Saturday's outcome, FSU moves to 36-12 overall and 8-6 in the ACC.

Junior Sarah Hamilton started the first game and lasted three and 2/3 of an inning before being replaced by senior Terese Gober. Hamilton's final stat-line in the first game read two earned runs, seven strikeouts and one walk.

Gober pitched three complete innings, allowed five earned runs, struck out four and walked two in taking just her fifth loss of the year.

Offensively, junior Kristie McConn's three RBIs led the way for FSU. Freshman Tiffani Brown added two RBIs of her own while senior Carly Wynn and junior Jen Lapicki had an RBI each.

In the second game, Gober got the starting nod in the circle and pitched six innings. She gave up five runs and struck out three. On offense, sophomore Shayla Jackson had two RBIs while Brown and senior Tory Haddad batted in a run.

Florida State jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on Saturday thanks to Wynn's leadoff homerun over the left field wall in the top of the first inning. Brown then reached on an error and Lapicki sent her home with a triple to center field that made it 2-0.

But Virginia Tech got those runs back in the bottom half of the first as Misty Hall's two-run homerun knotted the score.

In the second, McConn's RBI double plated Monica Montez to recapture the FSU lead, 3-2.

Montez singled to start the fourth before being replaced by true freshman Morgan Bullock on the base paths and then Wynn drew a walk. After both players advanced to third and second, respectively, on a wild pitch, Brown's two-out, two-RBI double to the gap between left and center field pushed the Seminoles' lead to 5-2.

After the Hokies added a third run in the bottom of the fourth, the 'Noles jammed the bases with two outs in the fifth. McConn stepped to the plate and delivered, scoring Ashley Stager and Lapicki and moving Bullock to third for a 7-3 score.

Virginia Tech scored a run in the fifth to make it 7-4 but it looked like FSU wouldn't be threatened much further.

The Hokies had other plans, though, and Hall blasted a two-out, three-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh that tied it at 7-7. Courtney Liddle then doubled one batter later and she was then driven home for the game-winning run.

In the second game, Virginia Tech's hot-hitting continued as it kicked off the first inning with a solo homerun.

Brown's infield shot then plated Wynn in the third inning to tie the game at one apiece. Wynn had reached base with a hard-hit triple to the center field wall.

The Hokies threatened in the bottom of the third by juicing the bases with just one out. But Gober got out of the sticky situation and preserved the 1-1 tie.

FSU found itself trailing once again after Virginia Tech generated a run in the fourth. In the top of the fifth, Brittany Joseph and Bullock got on third and second, respectively, and the ever-so-clutch Jackson sent them both home with a bloop single to center field.

But the lead was shortlived.

A double in the sixth inning by Haddad that scored Stager from second base retied the game after the Hokies had scored two runs in the fifth.

Deadlocked at 4-4, Hall crushed the first pitch she saw in the bottom of the seventh for the game-winning score. The long ball was Hall's third home run of the day.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  2  1   1  2  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      4  1  2   1  0  0  7  2
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  3
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
  Brittany Joseph       PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        2  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  2   3  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  7 11   7  3  4 20  8
Opp                              29  8  8   7  3 11 21  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Shayla Jackson (4), Kristie McConn (10)
3B - FSU-Jen Lapicki (2)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Carly Wynn (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Carly Wynn (21), Morgan Bullock (14)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  3.2  2  3  2  1  7
Terese Gober         L (17-5)   3.0  6  5  4  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             6.2  8  8  6  3 11
Opp                  W          7.0 11  7  5  3  4


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FLORIDA STATE
2
1
0
2
2
0
0
7
11
1
VIRGINIA TECH
2
0
0
1
1
0
4
8
8
2

VIRGINIA TECH 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/17/2010, BLACKSBURG, VA

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  4  1
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  0   1  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  2   2  0  0  2  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  0   0  2  0  3  0
Monica Montez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  1  1   0  2  0  0  3
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  1   1  1  0  4  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  2   0  0  1  2  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  4  7   4  5  4 18  6
Opp                              29  5 12   5  2  3 21  9

2B - Opp-4, FSU-Tory Haddad (6)
3B - FSU-Carly Wynn (8)
HR - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (17-6)   6.0 12  5  5  2  3
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0 12  5  5  2  3
Opp                  W          7.0  7  4  4  5  4


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
2
1
0
4
7
0
VIRGINIA TECH
1
0
0
1
2
0
1
5
12
0

FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA TECH 1
04/18/2010, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 16 FSU Beats VT, 3-1.

Seminoles avoid the sweep Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg, Va. as they earn win No. 37 on the season.

BLACKSBURG, VA - The No. 16 Florida State softball team ended its five-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Senior Terese Gober started in the circle for the Seminoles (37-12, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) and tossed five complete innings before she was replaced by junior Sarah Hamilton.

Gober finished the day with one earned run, five strikeouts and just three walks. Hamilton got the save as she struck out three and walked one in two innings of work against the Hokies (18-28, 5-10).

On offense, senior Carly Wynn had a big day with two RBIs and a stolen base. Freshman Morgan Bullock continued her ever-improving offensive ability by posting the other RBI.

Junior Ashley Stager and freshman Tiffani Brown both had a hit, too.

Florida State was held scoreless all the way until the fifth inning on Saturday.

Already trailing 1-0 following a first-inning Hokies score, FSU loaded the bases with just one out. Bullock's slow roller back to the pitcher was enough for Courtney Rosen to slide safely into home for a tie ballgame.

Wynn then stepped to the plate and belted a single to right field with two strikes. The hit was enough to plate both Kristie McConn and Brittany Joseph and moved Bullock to third base.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   2  0  1  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  1   0  0  2  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  0   0  0  0  0  2
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  2
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  3  3   3  1  4 21  5
Opp                              24  1  3   1  4  8 21 12

E - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (5)
HBP - FSU-Courtney Rosen (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (22)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (18-6)   5.0  3  1  1  3  5
Sarah Hamilton       Sv(3)      2.0  0  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  4  8
Opp                  L          7.0  3  3  3  1  4


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
3
3
0
VIRGINIA TECH
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, SOUTH ALABAMA 0
04/21/2010, MOBILE, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gober's No-Hitter Guides FSU.

Seminole softball team defeats South Alabama behind senior Terese Gober's third no-hitter of her career and second of the season.

MOBILE, AL - Florida State senior pitcher Terese Gober tossed a no-hitter Wednesday night and the No. 20 Seminole softball team defeated South Alabama, 2-0, in Mobile, Ala.

Gober's gem helped the 'Noles earn their 38th victory of the season in what was the team's 50th game of the year. The McDonough, Ga. native pitched a complete game and fanned six Jaguars (18-2) batters en route to the third no-hitter of her career and second of the season.

FSU got an RBI each from senior Carly Wynn and true freshman Tiffiani Brown.

Florida State couldn't muster much offense to go along with Gober's dominance in the circle until midway through the game.

In the top of the fifth inning, senior Tory Haddad reached base on a fielder's choice and then advanced to second on a throwing error by South Alabama. After senior Courtney Rosen was hit by a pitch, Wynn drew a walk to jam the bases with two outs.

Brown then made the most of the opportunity with a clutch RBI single that plated Haddad.

The Seminoles added an insurance run in the top of the final inning when Wynn's sacrifice fly scored true freshman Morgan Bullock from third.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        1  0  0   1  2  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  2   1  0  2  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  1  5  2
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  3
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  2
Tory Haddad             1B        3  1  0   0  0  1  7  0
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  2  4   2  2  7 21  8
Opp                              22  0  0   0  0  6 21  8

E - Opp-3, FSU-Terese Gober (3), Tiffani Brown (14)
2B - FSU-Kristie McConn (11)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (5), Courtney Rosen (6)
SF - FSU-Carly Wynn (1)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (23), Ashley Stager (7)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         W (19-6)   7.0  0  0  0  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  0  0  0  0  6
Opp                  L          7.0  4  2  0  2  7


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
4
2
SOUTH ALABAMA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3

GEORGIA TECH 14, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/24/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Takes 1 Of 2 From GT.

Seminoles softball team splits the doubleheader with the ACC-leading Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 20 Florida State softball team split Saturday afternoon's doubleheader with No. 6 Georgia Tech at the Seminole Softball Complex.

It was a tale of two games for FSU (39-13, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) as the Seminoles fell to the Yellow Jackets (42-8, 15-2) in the first contest by a score of 14-1 before taking a 6-2 decision in the second one.

"I think our pitching came together a little better in the second game," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "They are obviously a great hitting team so they took advantage in the first game. We had good, timely hitting in the second game and executed better and that was the difference in a game between two good ball clubs."

In the first game, senior Terese Gober got the start and tossed five innings. She gave up six runs but struck out nine batters. Junior Lauren Varsalona pitched two innings in relief and gave up three runs and rung up two batters.

Offensively, true freshman Morgan Bullock got the Seminoles' lone run of the game. She had two hits for the game and senior Tory Haddad had one.

Junior Sarah Hamilton started the second game and pitched five and 2/3 innings before Gober came back in. Hamilton struck out five and gave up two runs and Gober got the win while pitching one and 1/3 innings of scoreless softball.

Bullock once again posted one RBI and junior Kristie McConn led the Seminoles with two RBIs. Senior Courtney Rosen and Shayla Jackson both batted in a run each.

Bullock had two hits.

After Georgia Tech's Jen Yee belted a solo homerun in the top of the third, FSU found itself in a 1-0 hole to start the first game Saturday.

In the bottom half of the inning, Haddad started things off with a double to left-center field. Brittany Joseph replaced her on base and then advanced to third on Rosen's sacrifice bunt.

Bullock then tied the game with a clutch RBI single up the middle.

Danielle Dike's solo shot in the fourth recaptured the Yellow Jackets' lead and then Hope Rush's bomb extended it to 3-1 in the fifth.

Another Dike one-run homerun in the sixth made it a 4-1 ballgame before Kristine Priebe's two-run double extended the lead. Georgia Tech would end up scoring five runs total in sixth.

In the second game of the doubleheader, neither team could muster much offense heading into the fifth inning. In that inning, FSU went up 1-0 when Bullock slid across home plate following a passed ball.

Bullock had reached base on a single and she was sent to third before the score by a double from Carly Wynn.

Unfortunately for the 'Noles, Georgia Tech quickly got the run back when Kristine Priebe hit yet another solo homerun in the top of the sixth. Another solo blast by Dike then made it 2-1.

In the bottom half of the sixth, Jen Lapicki reached on a fielding error and Ashley Stager got a hit. Haddad's walk then loaded the bases with no outs.

McConn then gave FSU the lead with a two-run double off the center field wall that plated Lapicki and Stager and sent Joseph - who was pinch-running for Haddad - to third.

Rosen then reached on a fielder's choice bunt and Joseph slid home for a 4-2 advantage in favor of the 'Noles. Bullock then scored McConn with a single to left field.

Jackson's sacrifice fly to center field then made it a 6-2 ballgame as Rosen crossed home plate.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  2  2  0  1
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0 12  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
  Robin Ahrberg         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0   
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  1   0  1  0  3  2
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Rosen          DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  1
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  1  4   1  4  5 21  8
Opp                              36 14 15  14  5 12 21 10

E - FSU-Ashley Stager (9), Morgan Bullock (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tory Haddad (7)
HR - Opp-5
HBP - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Courtney Rosen (2)
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (15)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober         L (19-7)   5.0  9  6  6  3  9
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  6  8  3  2  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 15 14  9  5 12
Opp                  W          7.0  4  1  1  4  6


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
GEORGIA TECH
0
0
1
1
1
5
6
14
15
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
4
2

FLORIDA STATE 6, GEORGIA TECH 2
04/24/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  4  0
Tiffani Brown           3B-DP     3  0  1   0  1  2  0  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  3
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  8  0
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Mallory Borden        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           DP        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        DP-3B     2  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  6  8   5  4  2 21  7
Opp                              25  2  5   2  5  4 18 11

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (18), Tiffani Brown (3), Shayla Jackson (5), Kristie McConn (12)
HR - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Ashley Stager (6)
SF - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (16)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  5.2  4  2  2  5  4
Terese Gober         W (20-7)   1.1  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  2  2  5  4
Opp                  L          6.0  8  6  3  4  2


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GEORGIA TECH
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
5
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
5
x
6
8
0

GEORGIA TECH 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/25/2010, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops 5-2 Game To GT.

Seminoles can't come back after a three-run Yellow Jackets fifth inning Sunday in the final home game of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 20 Florida State softball team lost its final regular-season home game Sunday to Georgia Tech, 5-2.

The Seminoles (39-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) were looking to take the series against the Yellow Jackets (43-8, 16-2) but ultimately couldn't come back after a three-run Georgia Tech fifth inning.

Junior Sarah Hamilton got the loss for the 'Noles. The Tallahassee native pitched three innings, gave up one run and struck out three. Playing in her final home game as a Seminole, senior Terese Gober tossed four innings, gave up one run and struck out four.

Offensively, seniors Monica Montez and Courtney Rosen went out with a bang as they both registered an RBI. Senior Carly Wynn, sophomore Shayla Jackson and freshman Morgan Bullock all had hits.

The Seminoles untied a 0-0 score in the bottom of the second thanks to some timely hitting.

With Ashley Stager and Kristie McConn on second and first, respectively, Montez sent a run home with a single to center field.

Rosen then followed that up with an RBI single her own.

Georgia Tech got a run back in the third and threatened to add more. But a miraculous catch by Bullock at the wall prevented any further Yellow Jackets damage.

That changed in the fifth, though, as the 'Noles committed two errors and Georgia Tech captured a 4-2 lead with three runs.

The Yellow Jackets then added a run in the top of the seventh.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  1  8  1
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  1  0   0  1  0  1  3
  Robin Ahrberg         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  0   0  0  0  2  1
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Courtney Rosen          DP        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Terese Gober            P                            1  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  2  5   2  2  4 21  9
Opp                              26  5  6   2  6  7 21  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (2), Morgan Bullock (4)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (4)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
SH - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    4.0  5  2  1  3  4
Sarah Hamilton       L (18-7)   3.0  1  3  1  3  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  5  2  6  7
Opp                  W          7.0  5  2  2  2  4


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GEORGIA TECH
0
0
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0
1
5
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FLORIDA STATE
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2
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0
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5
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VIRGINIA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/01/2010, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Stager Hits For Cycle.

Junior Ashley Stager hits for cycle in FSU's 9-6 win over Virginia Saturday after te Seminoles dropped the first game, 2-1.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The No. 22 Florida State softball team split its two games with Virginia Saturday, losing the first contest 2-1 and winning the second 9-6. Junior Sarah Hamilton took the loss in the first game. She allowed just two runs and struck out six but unfortunately didn't get much run support.

Offensively, junior Kristie McConn led the way with two hits while junior Ashley Stager and senior Courtney Rosen posted the other hits.

In the second game, senior Terese Gober started and went three and 2/3 innings before being replaced by Hamilton. Gober gave up four runs and struck out two while Hamilton earned the win with five strikeouts in three and 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Stager had a career day as she not only tied her season-high with four RBIs (just one shy of her career-best five) but she also hit for the cycle in the win.

"Anytime you lose the first one and then come back and win a dogfight it's a good thing," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Everyone contributed today. In the circle, on defense and at the plate everyone did their job. Stager had a great day."

Sophomore Shayla Jackson posted two RBIs on two hits and juniors Robin Arhberg and McConn had an RBI each in that second game. Wynn posted an RBI, had two hits and scored three times.

FSU struck first in the top of the second in the opening game of the doubleheader. Stager laced a double to center field and then scored to make it 1-0 when Virginia committed an error in the field on junior Jen Lapicki's hit back to the pitcher.

That lead last until the fourth inning when Virginia finally broke up Hamilton's no-hitter with a single to center field. Nicole Koren's two-run homerun over the left field then gave the Cavs a 2-1 lead and would prove to be the difference.

In the second game, Stager put the 'Noles on the board in the top of the first. After Wynn drew a leadoff walk and then advanced to third base, Stager hit a two-out single to right field that gave FSU a 1-0 lead.

In the third, Wynn then extended the Seminoles' advantage to 2-0 when her two-out solo homerun soared over the center field wall. The four-baser was Wynn's fifth of the season and 19th of her stellar career.

But Virginia responded in the bottom half of the third by loading the bases with two outs before reeling in all four runs to take the lead.

The Cavaliers wouldn't stay on top for long, though. Stager crushed a homerun to left field that helped FSU trim the deficit to 4-3. McConn continued her hot-hitting day with a no-doubt solo shot to tie the game at four runs apiece.

The dinger was McConn's second of the year and the third in 2010 for Stager.

FSU managed to get two runs in that inning and Virginia then did the same. The Cavs added two runs in the bottom of the fourth to regain its lead at 6-4.

Stager continued the seesaw battle in the top of the fifth as her double plated Shayla Jackson to make the score 6-5.

Freshman Morgan Bullock and Wynn led off with back-to-back singles in the top of the sixth after Virginia went scoreless in the fifth. After Bullock and Wynn advanced to third and second, respectively, Jackson put FSU on top with a clutch two-out single that score both.

Stager then tripled one batter later to score Jackson and Ahrberg returned the favor with an RBI single that made it 9-6 in Florida State's favor.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  5  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  2  0  1
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0  5  3
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  2   0  0  0  3  2
Courtney Rosen          DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  1  4   0  1  6 18 10
Opp                              21  2  5   2  1  6 21  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (15)
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager (5)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (24), Kristie McConn (3), Morgan Bullock (17)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (18-8)   6.0  5  2  2  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  5  2  2  1  6
Opp                  W          7.0  4  1  0  1  6


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
4
1
VIRGINIA
0
0
0
2
0
0
x
2
5
1

FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA 6
05/01/2010, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  3  2   1  1  0  2  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  2   2  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  2  4   4  0  0  3  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        4  1  1   1  0  1  2  0
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  1   0  0  0  7  3
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  3
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  9 14   9  1  2 21  8
Opp                              27  6  7   5  5  7 21 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (10), Kristie McConn (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (6)
3B - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)
HR - FSU-Carly Wynn (5), Ashley Stager (3), Kristie McConn (2)
HBP - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Carly Wynn (25), Courtney Rosen (1)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (2), Robin Ahrberg (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    3.2  6  6  4  3  2
Sarah Hamilton       W (19-8)   3.1  1  0  0  2  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  6  4  5  7
Opp                  L          7.0 14  9  9  1  2


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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
1
2
1
4
0
9
14
2
VIRGINIA
0
0
4
2
0
0
0
6
7
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, VIRGINIA 1
05/02/2010, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Haddad's Homer Lifts FSU, 2-1.

Playing in her final regular-season game as a Seminole, senior Tory Haddad hits a two-run seventh-inning homerun that results in an FSU win over Virginia and third-place finish in the ACC.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Tory Haddad registered the game-winning homerun and the No. 22 Florida State softball team came back to win 2-1 Sunday at Virginia in the final regular-season ballgame for both clubs.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the seventh, Haddad stepped to the plate after Jen Lapicki's one-out double and blasted the first pitch she saw over the center field wall.

Senior Terese Gober, who came on in the sixth in place of starter Sarah Hamilton, then got out of a jam in the bottom half of the seventh to preserve the victory that consequently earned the Seminoles (41-15, 12-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) a third-place finish in the ACC.

"Today we talked about coming out and responding to certain situations," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. "We hit the ball hard all day today but things just weren't falling. You can get frustrated at the end of year when that happens but they kept fighting. Sarah and Terese kept battling and this is a good way to head into the conference tournament."

Outside of Haddad's dinger, Sunday's matchup was quite the pitcher's duel.

Hamilton went five and 2/3 innings while giving up one run and six strikeouts. Gober posted her 21st win of the year by striking out two and giving up just one hit in one and 1/3 innings of work.

Haddad's two RBIs and two hits paced FSU. Freshman Tiffani Brown, junior Kristie McConn and Lapicki had the other hits.

Virginia (33-20, 13-7) busted up the scoreless ballgame in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single.

FSU entered the do-or-die top of the seventh inning looking to make something happen. After McConn lined out to the shortstop, Lapicki hit her double and the rest, as they say, is history.

"I just went into the box thinking I had to do something to help my team," said Haddad, who leads FSU with seven homeruns but hadn't connected on one since March 14. "I am happy the way it worked out. Now we just have to take this momentum into the ACC Championship."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  3  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Jen Lapicki             C         2  1  1   0  1  0  8  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  1  2   2  1  0  4  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Montez           LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  5   2  2  1 21  6
Opp                              28  1  6   1  3  8 21 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Terese Gober (4), Tiffani Brown (16)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (7)
HR - FSU-Tory Haddad (7)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  5.2  5  1  1  2  6
Terese Gober         W (21-7)   1.1  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  1  3  8
Opp                  L          7.0  5  2  2  2  1


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
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2
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5
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VIRGINIA
0
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0
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1
0
0
1
6
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FLORIDA STATE 3, MARYLAND 0
05/14/2010, ACC, Blacksburg, Va

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Movin' On! FSU Beats UMd 3-0.

Third-seeded Florida State eliminates sixth-seeded Maryland to move on in conference tournament; Seminoles will play Virginia Tech on Saturday at 1 p.m.

BLACKSBURG, VA - The No. 24 Florida State softball team advanced to the semifinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Friday with a 3-0 win over Maryland in Blacksburg, Va.

FSU (42-15, 13-9 ACC) will now play Virginia Tech on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The opportunistic Seminoles were actually outhit by the Terrapins (33-21, 8-12) 7-4 but were able to score when it counted most. Helping matters was a strong performance by junior Sarah Hamilton in the circle and a stout defensive effort.

Hamilton, who was introduced prior to the game as an All-ACC Second-Team member, pitched a complete game. She gave up the seven hits but allowed no runs while striking out nine and walking just two. She forced Maryland into stranding nine runners.

Defensively, the 'Noles committed no errors and the Terps committed three.

"The defense played awesome today," Hamilton said. "We had some people get on base and how you get out of it is with strong defense. We didn't commit any errors and I was really proud of the way we played as a team."

Offensively, junior Ashley Stager -- another 2010 All-ACC second teamer -- led the way with two RBIs. Freshman Tiffani Brown had three infield hits on the day.

The win marks the fifth-straight season in which FSU has won its first game of the annual league tournament.

"We are obviously very excited," said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda, who is now 4-1 in ACC Championship games since taking over the program last year. "Maryland swings the bat real well and they have great pitching. To get past a team like that and into tomorrow is a good thing."

Florida State untied a scoreless ballgame in the bottom of the third inning. All-ACC First-Team selection, Carly Wynn, drew a leadoff walk and then Brown recorded her second infield single of the day.

A few minutes later, a Maryland error allowed Wynn to dash home from third base for a 1-0 Seminole lead.

Brown singled again in the bottom of the fifth and sophomore Shayla Jackson reached second base to put runners on with just one out. Stager's double to right field plated them both.

The two-run play made it a 3-0 ballgame heading into the sixth.

It looked as though Maryland would finally dent the scoreboard following a two-out triple by Kerry Hickey. But Wynn's stellar diving catch off Kendra Knight's line-drive to centerfield kept the shut-out intact.

Maryland was able to put runners on the third and second in the final inning with two outs but Hamilton calmly got out of jam to pick up her 20th win of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        1  1  0   0  2  1  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  3   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  1   2  1  0  2  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  1  8  2
Tory Haddad             1B        1  0  0   0  2  0  6  1
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
  Mallory Borden        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              19  3  4   2  8  4 21  6
Opp                              28  0  7   0  2  9 18  9

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager (7)
3B - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (13)
CS - FSU-Courtney Rosen (2), Brittany Joseph (1), Morgan Bullock (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (20-8)   7.0  7  0  0  2  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  0  0  2  9
Opp                  L          6.0  4  3  2  8  5


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MARYLAND
0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
7
3
FLORIDA STATE
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0
1
0
2
0
x
3
4
0

FLORIDA STATE 5, VIRGINIA TECH 3
05/15/2010, BLACKSBURG, VA, ACC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Will Play For ACC Title.

Come-from-behind 5-3 win over Virginia Tech propels No. 24 Florida State softball team into the ACC Championship Game on Sunday.

BLACKSBURG, VA - The No. 24 Florida State softball team is headed back to the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game.

The third-seeded Seminoles scored four runs in the top of the final inning against seventh-seeded Virginia Tech Saturday in the semifinal round of the conference tournament and came away with a thrilling come-from-behind 5-3 win over the Hokies on their The win propels the 'Noles into the league championship game for the second year in a row. FSU will play the winner of Saturday afternoon's North Carolina-Georgia Tech game.

"A come-from-behind win does a lot for morale," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "To have the fight and excitement from the day before should help us tomorrow when we play one of two very good teams."

FSU (43-15) entered the top half of the seventh inning trailing 3-1 to VT (25-33) and was looking to make something happen.

Enter juniors Robin Ahrberg and Jen Lapicki. Successive two-RBI singles by both were enough to tie the game and then give the Seminoles what would prove to be a sufficient enough lead for the win.

"That was a good, fun ballgame," Alameda said. "This time of year you see a lot of those types of games. We were swinging away throughout the game and just started connecting late. It was very exciting. The top half of the lineup did a terrific job of g "Sarah Hamilton hung in there and did some good things pitching-wise."

Hamilton replaced starter Terese Gober in the circle at the start of the third inning and earned her 21st win of the season. She finished the game with a stat-line of two earned runs, five hits, three walks and eight strikeouts.

Gober gave up one run in two innings of work and struck out four with one hit.

Offensively, Ahrberg registered a game-high three RBIs while Lapicki was responsible for batting in the other two runs. Ahrberg had two of FSU's nine total hits and seven other Seminoles posted a hit each.

Florida State is now 46-16 all-time in ACC tournament play.

After the Hokies built a 3-0 lead, Shayla Jackson finally busted up Virginia Tech's no-hit attempt in the top of the fourth. Her single up the middle with one out was then followed by a single to left field by Ashley Stager.

Ahrberg then stepped to the plate and pounded a single up the middle that scored Jackson for the 'Noles' first run and pushed Stager to second base.

FSU would load the bases after Tory Haddad reached first on a catcher's interference but unfortunately couldn't add any more to the run total.

In the top of the sixth, Lapicki, Brittany Joseph and Kristie McConn once again loaded the bases with two outs. Morgan Bullock then nearly outran a hit to the second baseman.

It was a close call but the first base umpire called the speedy freshman out on the play as the Hokies escaped the half inning still clinging to a 3-1 advantage.

After the Seminoles kept Virginia Tech off the board in the sixth, Carly Wynn and Tiffani Brown registered back-to-back infield singles start the seventh. Jackson then hit a ball to the shortstop and Wynn outran the potential force-out at third to jam t Two batters later, Ahrberg's single to left field plated both Wynn and Brown to make it a tie game. On the play, Jackson advanced to third and Ahrberg's heads-up base-running got her to second base.

That proficiency on the base paths would prove critical as Lapicki connected on a two-RBI single on the very next pitch to give FSU its first lead of the day, 5-3.

"I just tried to stay calm out there and do enough to move my teammates around the bases," Ahrberg said. "I was able to do that and then Jen did a great job of doing the same thing when she came up to bat."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  1  1   0  0  2  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  2   3  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  1   2  0  0 12  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  1
  Brittany Joseph       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Terese Gober            P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  5  9   5  2  8 21  3
Opp                              27  3  6   3  4 12 21  9

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-3
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Morgan Bullock (18)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Terese Gober                    2.0  1  1  1  1  4
Sarah Hamilton       W (21-8)   5.0  5  2  2  3  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  3  4 12
Opp                  L          7.0  9  5  5  2  8


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FLORIDA STATE
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4
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9
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VIRGINIA TECH
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2
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0
0
0
3
6
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GEORGIA TECH 8, FLORIDA STATE 4
05/16/2010, ACC Championship, Blacksburg, Va

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls In Championship Game.

No. 3 seed FSU softball team can't overcome the offensive attack of No. 1 seed Georgia Tech, falling 8-4 in the ACC Championship Game while three Seminoles are named to All-Tournament Team.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Playing in its Atlantic Coast Conference-best 14th league championship game, the No. 24 Florida State softball team fell to No. 7 Georgia Tech, 8-4, in Blacksburg, Virginia Sunday afternoon.

The defeat marks the second year in a row in which the Seminoles (43-16) lost to the Yellow Jackets (49-10) in the ACC Championship Game.

Junior Sarah Hamilton got the start in the circle but was replaced by senior Terese Gober in the third inning. Gober would toss four and 1/3 innings while allowing three runs before Hamilton reentered in the seventh inning.

Hamilton finished the game with two and 2/3 total innings. She gave up five runs on four hits.

Offensively, the Seminoles never stopped fighting and didn't allow the Yellow Jackets to secure their third shutout in as many games in Blacksburg.

Junior Jen Lapicki led the way with two RBIs. Senior Carly Wynn and junior Robin Ahrberg had an RBI each. Freshman Tiffani Brown and sophomore Shayla Jackson both mashed two hits.

Ahrberg, Brown and Hamilton each earned All-Tournament Team honors.

"In our game yesterday against Virginia Tech and today against Georgia Tech we were able to put pressure on them late in the ballgame," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We had some young kids step un in the lineup today and Georgia Tech is obviously The potent Georgia Tech offense needed just two innings to heat up. After getting two runners on, Kate Kuzma connected on a three-run homerun to make it a 3-0 game.

Another three-run inning in the third inning then extended that lead to 6-0 and then the Jackets made it 8-0 in the fifth.

Florida State put an end to a potential three-game sweep of shutouts in the sixth when Wynn blasted her solo shot off the right-field foul pole. Back-to-back singles by Brown and Jackson were then followed by an RBI double from Ahrberg.

Hero from the day before when her two RBIs beat Virginia Tech, Lapicki then crushed a double that scored two. The big play trimmed the Yellow Jackets' lead to 8-4.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  1  1   1  1  1  2  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  2
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   2  0  0  4  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  7  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  3
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  4  7   4  2  3 21  6
Opp                              29  8 10   7  6  2 21 13

E - FSU-Morgan Bullock (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (8), Jen Lapicki (8)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Carly Wynn (6)
HBP - Opp-4
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (19)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (21-9)   2.2  4  5  5  4  1
Terese Gober                    4.1  6  3  3  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 10  8  8  6  2
Opp                  W          7.0  7  4  4  2  3


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GEORGIA TECH
0
3
3
0
2
0
0
8
10
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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
4
7
1

FLORIDA STATE 10, RADFORD 1
05/21/2010, NCAA, Athens, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Romps Radford, 10-1.

Florida State softball team explodes in the first inning and never looks back en route to run-rule victory over the Highlanders in NCAA Regional play.

ATHENS, GA - The No. 24 Florida State softball team opened NCAA Regional play in Athens, Ga. Friday with a bang, run-ruling Radford, 10-1.

With the win over the Highlanders (36-16), the Seminoles (44-16) are now 23-1 this season when scoring at least six runs in a ballgame. FSU also moves to 4-1 all-time in postseason play on the campus of the University of Georgia.

"Throughout the season we have had some ups and downs and we haven't peaked," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It would be nice if now were the time when we started to peak. We have been having different parts of the lineup come through but never at Junior Sarah Hamilton earned her 22nd victory of the season by allowing just one run on two hits in three innings of work. She struck out seven batters before senior Terese Gober came on in relief.

Gober threw two innings and gave up just one hit with no runs.

Offensively, FSU mashed a season-best 16 hits on the day, including two apiece by Carly Wynn, Shayla Jakson, Robin Ahrberg, Morgan Bullock and Jen Lapicki. Tiffani Brown posted a game-high three hits.

Jackson finished the game with a career-high four RBIs and Ahrberg belted in two runs. Brown, Bullock, Lapicki and Ashley Stager all had an RBI each.

The Seminoles fell into an early hole due to a leadoff homerun by the Highlanders in the top of the first.

It was a 1-0 Radford lead that wouldn't last, though.

Wynn jump-started the FSU offense with a single up the middle and the Brown did the same to put two on with no outs in the bottom of the first. Jackson's standup triple off the right-center wall then pushed them across for a 2-1 Florida State advantage. Two batters later, Ahrberg demolished a pitch over the scoreboard in left field for a two-run homerun that extended FSU's lead to 4-1.

After back-to-back singles by Lapicki and Tory Haddad, Kristie McConn's deep foul ball was enough to get Lapicki to third base. Bullock then hit a laser down the feft-field line that scored Lapicki and moved Haddad to second base.

In total, the 'Noles scored five runs off of seven hits in the opening inning.

"After I gave up that first homerun I knew they were going to be aggressive at the plate," Hamilton said. "It was nice to have my offense help out after that, too. It gives you a lot of confidence as a pitcher when we are scoring runs like we were."

Lapicki, who registered what turned out to be the game-winning homerun when the Seminoles played in Athens during the regular season, hit another on Friday. Her solo shot made it a 6-1 game in the third.

The long ball by Lapicki wouldn't be the last of the scoring in the third.

FSU jammed the bases with just one out and Brown hit an RBI single that scored McConn from third base.

Jackson then continued her hot-hitting with a two-RBI single on the very next pitch that plated Bullock and Wynn and moved Brown to second. Jackson's hit made it a 9-1 game in favor of Florida State.

Stager's RBI single up the middle then sent the speedy Brown all the way home to make it 10-1. Ahrberg then smacked a ball to right field for FSU's sixth-straight single before the inning came to a close.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF-RF     4  2  2   0  0  1  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  2  3   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Rosen        PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF-CF     3  1  2   4  0  0  1  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      3  1  2   2  0  0  2  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      3  2  2   1  0  0  6  1
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        2B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Monica Montez         LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28 10 16  10  1  1 15  4
Opp                              17  1  3   1  1  9 12  4

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (3), Jen Lapicki (4)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (22-9)   3.0  2  1  1  0  7
Terese Gober                    2.0  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  1  1  1  9
Opp                  L          4.0 16 10 10  1  1


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GEORGIA 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/22/2010, ATHENS, GA, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Season Comes To Close.

Seminoles are eliminated from the NCAA Softball Championship after losses to Georgia and Radford on Saturday in Athens, Ga.

ATHENS, GA - The No. 24 Florida State softball team's 2010 season came to a close Saturday at the UGA Softball Stadium in Athens, Ga.

The Seminoles (44-18) were eliminated from the NCAA Softball Championship after a 5-2 loss to host Georgia and then 3-2 setback to Radford.

Junior Sarah Hamilton started and took the loss to the No. 9 Bulldogs (45-11). The Tallahassee native tossed three and 2/3 innings of six-hit ball in that game.

In both games, senior Terese Gober came on in relief. She took the loss to the Highlanders (38-16) after giving up two runs on three hits.

Offensively, freshman Tiffani Brown knocked in FSU's lone RBI in the UGA game on her team-best two hits. Juniors Ashley Stager and Robin Ahrberg had the two RBIs against Radford. Senior Carly Wynn, Brown and Ahrberg all had two hits in the 'Noles' final Just as they did a day earlier in a 10-1 run-rule victory over the Highlanders, FSU began Saturday's game at a torrid pace.

Back-to-back hits by Wynn and Brown put runners in scoring position and Stager scored one of them with an RBI single. Ahrberg then followed her teammate's lead with an RBI single of her own that gave the Seminoles a 2-0 in the top of the first.

Unlike Friday's game, Radford was able to bounce back, though.

The Highlanders benefitted from solo homeruns in the second and third innings and then scored a third run in the bottom of the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.

With two outs in the top of the final inning, it appeared as though the Seminoles weren't ready to conclude their season. Freshman Morgan Bullock reached base on a fielding error and then Wynn smashed a single to left field.

Wynn's clutch hit was certainly exciting but it ultimately resulted in Florida State's downfall. Bullock rounded second on the play but was then thrown out at third base for the final out.

Georgia nearly scored a run in the top of the first to start the day but Wynn's on-the-money throw from the outfield to home plate kept the Bulldogs off the board on the put-out. UGA then loaded the bases with no outs in the third but Hamilton got three That zero-zero tie then officially came to an end in the fourth inning when an error in the field by the Seminoles led to a Bulldogs run. UGA then added another run to make it 2-0.

The bottom half of the fourth inning also saw the end of something else: Georgia's no-hit attempt.

Brown connected for the 'Noles first hit of the contest with her liner up the middle. A grounder by sophomore Shayla Jackson then moved Brown to second with just one out but FSU unfortunately couldn't turn that first hit into any runs.

After Georgia added a run in the fifth, junior Jen Lapicki smacked a single to start the bottom half of the inning. Senior Tory Haddad then drew a walk to put two runners on with no outs.

Junior Kristie McConn's sacrifice bunt then pushed Courtney Rosen, who came in to run for Lapicki, and Brittany Joseph, who came in for Haddad, to third and second, respectively. A Bullock strikeout and Wynn intentional walk loaded the bases with two ou FSU's hottest hitter of late, Brown punched an RBI single to center field that plated Rosen. Joseph then dashed home on a wild pitch that cut the UGA advantage to 3-2.

The 'Noles wouldn't get any closer as Georgia scored two more runs before the game's conclusion.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        3  0  0   0  1  3  1  2
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  2   1  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  1   0  1  0 11  0
  Courtney Rosen        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tory Haddad             1B        2  1  0   0  1  1  3  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
  Mallory Borden        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Terese Gober          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  2  4   1  3  9 21  6
Opp                              32  5 11   4  4 10 21  6

E - FSU-Ashley Stager (11), Tory Haddad (2), Kristie McConn (6)
2B - Opp-4
SH - FSU-Kristie McConn (4)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (22-10)  3.2  6  2  0  2  5
Terese Gober                    3.1  5  3  2  5  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 11  5  2  7  7
Opp                  W          7.0  4  2  2  3  9


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RADFORD 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/22/2010, NCAA, Athens, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Season Comes To Close.

Seminoles are eliminated from the NCAA Softball Championship after losses to Georgia and Radford on Saturday in Athens, Ga.

ATHENS, GA - The No. 24 Florida State softball team's 2010 season came to a close Saturday at the UGA Softball Stadium in Athens, Ga.

The Seminoles (44-18) were eliminated from the NCAA Softball Championship after a 5-2 loss to host Georgia and then 3-2 setback to Radford.

Junior Sarah Hamilton started and took the loss to the No. 9 Bulldogs (45-11). The Tallahassee native tossed three and 2/3 innings of six-hit ball in that game.

In both games, senior Terese Gober came on in relief. She took the loss to the Highlanders (38-16) after giving up two runs on three hits.

Offensively, freshman Tiffani Brown knocked in FSU's lone RBI in the UGA game on her team-best two hits. Juniors Ashley Stager and Robin Ahrberg had the two RBIs against Radford. Senior Carly Wynn, Brown and Ahrberg all had two hits in the 'Noles' final Just as they did a day earlier in a 10-1 run-rule victory over the Highlanders, FSU began Saturday's game at a torrid pace.

Back-to-back hits by Wynn and Brown put runners in scoring position and Stager scored one of them with an RBI single. Ahrberg then followed her teammate's lead with an RBI single of her own that gave the Seminoles a 2-0 in the top of the first.

Unlike Friday's game, Radford was able to bounce back, though.

The Highlanders benefitted from solo homeruns in the second and third innings and then scored a third run in the bottom of the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.

With two outs in the top of the final inning, it appeared as though the Seminoles weren't ready to conclude their season. Freshman Morgan Bullock reached base on a fielding error and then Wynn smashed a single to left field.

Wynn's clutch hit was certainly exciting but it ultimately resulted in Florida State's downfall. Bullock rounded second on the play but was then thrown out at third base for the final out.

Georgia nearly scored a run in the top of the first to start the day but Wynn's on-the-money throw from the outfield to home plate kept the Bulldogs off the board on the put-out. UGA then loaded the bases with no outs in the third but Hamilton got three That zero-zero tie then officially came to an end in the fourth inning when an error in the field by the Seminoles led to a Bulldogs run. UGA then added another run to make it 2-0.

The bottom half of the fourth inning also saw the end of something else: Georgia's no-hit attempt.

Brown connected for the 'Noles first hit of the contest with her liner up the middle. A grounder by sophomore Shayla Jackson then moved Brown to second with just one out but FSU unfortunately couldn't turn that first hit into any runs.

After Georgia added a run in the fifth, junior Jen Lapicki smacked a single to start the bottom half of the inning. Senior Tory Haddad then drew a walk to put two runners on with no outs.

Junior Kristie McConn's sacrifice bunt then pushed Courtney Rosen, who came in to run for Lapicki, and Brittany Joseph, who came in for Haddad, to third and second, respectively. A Bullock strikeout and Wynn intentional walk loaded the bases with two ou FSU's hottest hitter of late, Brown punched an RBI single to center field that plated Rosen. Joseph then dashed home on a wild pitch that cut the UGA advantage to 3-2.

The 'Noles wouldn't get any closer as Georgia scored two more runs before the game's conclusion.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Carly Wynn              CF        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  2   0  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0  4  2
Tory Haddad             1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  5  1
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  1  0  4  1
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Terese Gober          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  8   2  1  1 18  7
Opp                              23  3  7   3  1  4 21 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (7)
2B - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (9)
HR - Opp-2
SH - Opp-3, FSU-Morgan Bullock (2)
CS - FSU-Morgan Bullock (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sarah Hamilton                  2.1  3  2  2  1  2
Terese Gober         L (21-8)   3.2  4  1  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  3  3  1  4
Opp                  W          7.0  8  2  2  1  1


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