Florida State Women's Softball - 2011 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Softball - 2011 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Lonni Alameda, Head Coach
Angel Santiago, Assistant Coach
Tommy Santiago, Assistant Coach

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2011 Softball


2011 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Kirstin Austin, OF, Temple Terrace

Celeste Gomez, C, Lake City

Briana Hamilton, UT, Woodruff, SC

Kelly Hensley, OF, Niceville

Ashlyn Masters, 2B, Evans, GA

Evelyn Morgado, UT, Miami

Jessica Nori, P, Weston

Maddie O'Brien, IF, Palm Harbor

Monica Perry, P, Whitesburg, GA

Courtney Senas, UT, Wahiawa, HI


2011 Roster - By Name

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 35 Robin Ahrberg         C-1B    R-R  Sr-R ***  Stillwater, OK (Stillwater)
* 33 Kirstin Austin        OF      L-R  So        Temple Terrace (King/Florida Atlantic)
* 22 Mallory Borden        2B      R-R  Sr   **   Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy/Santa Fe CC)
*  6 Tiffani Brown         IF      L-R  So   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
*  3 Amber Bryant          OF      L-R  So-R *    Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch)
* 21 Morgan Bullock        OF-P    L-R  So   *    Dacula, GA (Mill Creek)
* 00 Celeste Gomez         C       R-R  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
* 24 Briana Hamilton       UT      R-R  So        Woodruff, SC (Byrnes/South Carolina)
* 25 Sarah Hamilton        P       R-R  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 23 Kelly Hensley         OF      R-R  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
* 14 Shayla Jackson        OF      L-R  Jr   **   Pembroke Pines (Pembroke Pines Charter)
* 16 Jen Lapicki           C-1B    R-R  Sr   *    Oldwick, NJ (Immaculata/Tennessee)
   5 Ashlyn Masters        2B      R-R  Fr        Evans, GA
*  1 Kristie McConn        2B      R-R  Sr   ***  Broken Arrow, OK (Bishop Kelley)
   2 Evelyn Morgado        UT      R-R  Fr        Miami (Florida Christian)
  11 Lauren Mullins        OF      R-R  So   *    Wellington (Wellington)
* 26 Jessica Nori          P       R-R  Fr-R      Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
   7 Maddie O'Brien        IF      L-R  Fr        Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
  55 Monica Perry          P       R-R  Jr-R      Whitesburg, GA (Union Grove/Illinois)
*  8 Courtney Senas        UT      R-R  Fr        Wahiawa, HI (Mililani)
*  9 Ashley Stager         SS      R-R  Sr   ***  Trinity (J. W. Mitchell)
* 64 Briar Stanley         C       R-R  So   *    Snohomish, WA (Monroe)
* 10 Dale Townsend         P       R-R  So   *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 17 Lauren Varsalona      P       R-R  Sr   **   Knoxville, TN (Karns/Indian River CC)

2011 Roster - By Number

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Kristie McConn        2B      R-R  Sr   ***  Broken Arrow, OK (Bishop Kelley)
   2 Evelyn Morgado        UT      R-R  Fr        Miami (Florida Christian)
*  3 Amber Bryant          OF      L-R  So-R *    Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch)
   5 Ashlyn Masters        2B      R-R  Fr        Evans, GA
*  6 Tiffani Brown         IF      L-R  So   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
   7 Maddie O'Brien        IF      L-R  Fr        Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
*  8 Courtney Senas        UT      R-R  Fr        Wahiawa, HI (Mililani)
*  9 Ashley Stager         SS      R-R  Sr   ***  Trinity (J. W. Mitchell)
* 00 Celeste Gomez         C       R-R  Fr        Lake City (Columbia)
* 10 Dale Townsend         P       R-R  So   *    Live Oak (Suwannee)
  11 Lauren Mullins        OF      R-R  So   *    Wellington (Wellington)
* 14 Shayla Jackson        OF      L-R  Jr   **   Pembroke Pines (Pembroke Pines Charter)
* 16 Jen Lapicki           C-1B    R-R  Sr   *    Oldwick, NJ (Immaculata/Tennessee)
* 17 Lauren Varsalona      P       R-R  Sr   **   Knoxville, TN (Karns/Indian River CC)
* 21 Morgan Bullock        OF-P    L-R  So   *    Dacula, GA (Mill Creek)
* 22 Mallory Borden        2B      R-R  Sr   **   Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy/Santa Fe CC)
* 23 Kelly Hensley         OF      R-R  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
* 24 Briana Hamilton       UT      R-R  So        Woodruff, SC (Byrnes/South Carolina)
* 25 Sarah Hamilton        P       R-R  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 26 Jessica Nori          P       R-R  Fr-R      Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 33 Kirstin Austin        OF      L-R  So        Temple Terrace (King/Florida Atlantic)
* 35 Robin Ahrberg         C-1B    R-R  Sr-R ***  Stillwater, OK (Stillwater)
  55 Monica Perry          P       R-R  Jr-R      Whitesburg, GA (Union Grove/Illinois)
* 64 Briar Stanley         C       R-R  So   *    Snohomish, WA (Monroe)

2011 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/11
Ref
H
UNC-GREENSBORO
Seminole Kick Off Classic
L 0-1
02/11
Ref
H
ST. JOHN'S
Seminole Kick Off Classic
L 5-11
02/12
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
Seminole Kick Off Classic
W 5-1
02/12
Ref
H
UNC-GREENSBORO
Seminole Kick Off Classic
W 13-3
02/13
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
Seminole Kick Off Classic
L 0-2
02/15
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M W 8-5
02/18
Ref
H
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Garnet and Gold Tournament
W 6-4
02/18
Ref
H
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
Garnet and Gold Tournament
W 10-3
02/19
Ref
H
KENTUCKY
Garnet and Gold Tournament
W 2-0
02/19
Ref
H
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
Garnet and Gold Tournament
W 11-1
02/20
Ref
H
KENTUCKY
Garnet and Gold Tournament
L 2-7
02/24
Ref
A
BRIGHAM YOUNG
Cathedral City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca
W 6-4
02/24
Ref
N
OREGON STATE
Cathederal City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca
L 5-6
02/25
Ref
N
NORTHWESTERN
Cathederal City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca
L 0-3
02/26
Ref
N
LONG BEACH STATE
Cathederal City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca
W 4-1
02/26
Ref
N
SAN DIEGO STATE
Cathederal City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca
L 2-10
03/05
Ref
H
WISCONSIN
Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament
W 7-1
03/05
Ref
H
UTAH
Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament
L 4-5
03/06
Ref
H
UTAH
Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament
W 7-3
03/06
Ref
H
WISCONSIN
Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament
W 9-0
03/08
Ref
A
AUBURN L 3-5
03/11
Ref
N
MISSISSIPPI STATE
SEC/ACC Challenge, Tuscaloosa, Al
L 8-9
03/12
Ref
A
ALABAMA
SEC/ACC Challenge
L 0-8
03/12
Ref
N
MISSISSIPPI STATE
SEC/ACC Challenge, Tuscaloosa, Al
L 7-8
03/13
Ref
A
ALABAMA
SEC/ACC Challenge
L 2-9
03/16
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA W 6-0
03/19
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 3-2
03/19
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE L 2-4
03/20
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 7-2
03/23
Ref
A
FLORIDA A&M W 9-2
03/26
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA L 0-1
03/26
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA L 2-3
03/27
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA L 0-4
04/02
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH W 1-0
04/02
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH L 1-2
04/03
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH L 3-4
04/06
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA L 1-2
04/09
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 8-0
04/09
Ref
H
VIRGINIA L 1-2
04/10
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 6-1
04/12
Ref
H
MERCER W 5-4
04/12
Ref
H
MERCER W 3-0
04/13
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA W 9-7
04/13
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA W 6-1
04/16
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 7-1
04/16
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE W 11-4
04/23
Ref
H
MARYLAND L 0-1
04/23
Ref
H
MARYLAND L 4-7
04/24
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 5-0
05/04
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 0-1
05/07
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH L 3-11
05/07
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH L 2-7
05/08
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 9-4
05/13
Ref
N
VIRGINIA TECH
ACC, Atlanta, Ga
W 9-2
05/14
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC, Atlanta, Ga
W 12-5
05/15
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC Championship, Atlanta, Ga
W 4-1
05/20
Ref
N
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
NCAA, Athens, Ga
L 0-2
05/21
Ref
N
GEORGIA STATE
NCAA, Athens, Ga
W 6-1
05/21
Ref
N
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
NCAA, Athens, Ga
W 13-1
05/22
Ref
A
GEORGIA
NCAA
L 2-10
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   32-28    19-10     7-12     6- 6


2011 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  GEORGIA TECH         18- 2    45-12 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA       13- 7    34-21 
 3  MARYLAND             12- 7    40-19 
 4  FLORIDA STATE         9-11    32-28 
 5  VIRGINIA TECH         9-12    37-20 
 6  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  7-12    26-23 
 7  BOSTON COLLEGE        5-13    15-31 
 8  VIRGINIA              5-14    24-31 

2011 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Atlanta, Ga
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/13/2010  (3)MARYLAND 4, (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3            
05/13/2010  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 9, (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 0            
05/13/2010  (8)VIRGINIA 6, (1)GEORGIA TECH 0                    
05/13/2010  (4)FLORIDA STATE 9, (5)VIRGINIA TECH 2              
05/14/2010  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 7, (3)MARYLAND 3                  
05/14/2010  (4)FLORIDA STATE 12, (8)VIRGINIA 5                  
05/15/2010  (4)FLORIDA STATE 4, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 1             

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/11/2011
UNC-GREENSBORO
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
Morgan
Bullock
02/11/2011
ST. JOHN'S
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
Morgan
Bullock
02/12/2011
HOFSTRA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
02/12/2011
UNC-GREENSBORO
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
02/13/2011
HOFSTRA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
02/15/2011
FLORIDA A&M
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Kristie
McConn
02/18/2011
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Morgan
Bullock
02/18/2011
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Mallory
Borden
Shayla
Jackson
02/19/2011
KENTUCKY
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
02/19/2011
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Jen
Lapicki
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Briana
Hamilton
02/20/2011
KENTUCKY
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
02/24/2011
BRIGHAM YOUNG
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Jen
Lapicki
Shayla
Jackson
Celeste
Gomez
Mallory
Borden
02/24/2011
OREGON STATE
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Jen
Lapicki
Shayla
Jackson
Celeste
Gomez
Mallory
Borden
02/25/2011
NORTHWESTERN
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Kelly
Hensley
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
02/26/2011
LONG BEACH STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
02/26/2011
SAN DIEGO STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
03/05/2011
WISCONSIN
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Jen
Lapicki
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
03/05/2011
UTAH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Shayla
Jackson
Morgan
Bullock
03/06/2011
UTAH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Shayla
Jackson
Morgan
Bullock
03/06/2011
WISCONSIN
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Shayla
Jackson
Amber
Bryant
03/08/2011
AUBURN
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Shayla
Jackson
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
03/11/2011
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
Kelly
Hensley
03/12/2011
ALABAMA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Shayla
Jackson
Amber
Bryant
Kelly
Hensley
Kristie
McConn
03/12/2011
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Shayla
Jackson
Amber
Bryant
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
03/13/2011
ALABAMA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Shayla
Jackson
Amber
Bryant
Morgan
Bullock
Kristie
McConn
03/16/2011
SOUTH ALABAMA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Amber
Bryant
Morgan
Bullock
03/19/2011
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Amber
Bryant
Morgan
Bullock
03/19/2011
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Jen
Lapicki
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
03/20/2011
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Kirstin
Austin
03/23/2011
FLORIDA A&M
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
03/26/2011
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Briana
Hamilton
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
03/26/2011
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Kristie
McConn
Briana
Hamilton
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
03/27/2011
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Kirstin
Austin
04/02/2011
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
04/02/2011
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
04/03/2011
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
04/06/2011
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
04/09/2011
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
04/09/2011
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Celeste
Gomez
Briar
Stanley
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Morgan
Bullock
04/10/2011
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Celeste
Gomez
Robin
Ahrberg
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Morgan
Bullock
04/12/2011
MERCER
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Celeste
Gomez
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
04/12/2011
MERCER
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Celeste
Gomez
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
04/13/2011
NORTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Morgan
Bullock
04/13/2011
NORTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Amber
Bryant
Morgan
Bullock
04/16/2011
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Morgan
Bullock
04/16/2011
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Ashley
Stager
Celeste
Gomez
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
04/23/2011
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Morgan
Bullock
04/23/2011
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Morgan
Bullock
04/24/2011
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Celeste
Gomez
Kristie
McConn
Amber
Bryant
Morgan
Bullock
05/04/2011
FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Celeste
Gomez
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Senas
Morgan
Bullock
05/07/2011
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Ashley
Stager
Robin
Ahrberg
Celeste
Gomez
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Senas
Morgan
Bullock
05/07/2011
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Ashley
Stager
Courtney
Senas
05/08/2011
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Robin
Ahrberg
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager
05/13/2011
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Robin
Ahrberg
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager
05/14/2011
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Robin
Ahrberg
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager
05/15/2011
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Robin
Ahrberg
Morgan
Bullock
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager
05/20/2011
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Robin
Ahrberg
Morgan
Bullock
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager
05/21/2011
GEORGIA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Robin
Ahrberg
Morgan
Bullock
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager
05/21/2011
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Robin
Ahrberg
Morgan
Bullock
Kristie
McConn
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager
05/22/2011
GEORGIA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Jen
Lapicki
Celeste
Gomez
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Ashley
Stager

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/11/2011
UNC-GREENSBORO
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/11/2011
ST. JOHN'S
Jessica
Nori
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/12/2011
HOFSTRA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/12/2011
UNC-GREENSBORO
Morgan
Bullock
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/13/2011
HOFSTRA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/15/2011
FLORIDA A&M
Lauren
Varsalona
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/18/2011
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Morgan
Bullock
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/18/2011
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
Jessica
Nori
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/19/2011
KENTUCKY
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/19/2011
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
Jessica
Nori
Robin
Ahrberg
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/20/2011
KENTUCKY
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/24/2011
BRIGHAM YOUNG
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/24/2011
OREGON STATE
Morgan
Bullock
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/25/2011
NORTHWESTERN
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/26/2011
LONG BEACH STATE
Morgan
Bullock
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/26/2011
SAN DIEGO STATE
Jessica
Nori
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/05/2011
WISCONSIN
Morgan
Bullock
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/05/2011
UTAH
Sarah
Hamilton
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/06/2011
UTAH
Morgan
Bullock
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/06/2011
WISCONSIN
Sarah
Hamilton
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/08/2011
AUBURN
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/11/2011
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/12/2011
ALABAMA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/12/2011
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Morgan
Bullock
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/13/2011
ALABAMA
Morgan
Bullock
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/16/2011
SOUTH ALABAMA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/19/2011
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/19/2011
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Morgan
Bullock
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/20/2011
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/23/2011
FLORIDA A&M
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
03/26/2011
NORTH CAROLINA
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/26/2011
NORTH CAROLINA
Jessica
Nori
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/27/2011
NORTH CAROLINA
Morgan
Bullock
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/02/2011
VIRGINIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/02/2011
VIRGINIA TECH
Jessica
Nori
Jen
Lapicki
Briana
Hamilton
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/03/2011
VIRGINIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/06/2011
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/09/2011
VIRGINIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/09/2011
VIRGINIA
Jessica
Nori
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/10/2011
VIRGINIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/12/2011
MERCER
Lauren
Varsalona
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/12/2011
MERCER
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/13/2011
NORTH FLORIDA
Dale
Townsend
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/13/2011
NORTH FLORIDA
Sarah
Hamilton
Robin
Ahrberg
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Amber
Bryant
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
04/16/2011
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/16/2011
BOSTON COLLEGE
Jessica
Nori
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/23/2011
MARYLAND
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/23/2011
MARYLAND
Jessica
Nori
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/24/2011
MARYLAND
Sarah
Hamilton
Jen
Lapicki
Robin
Ahrberg
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Amber
Bryant
Shayla
Jackson
05/04/2011
FLORIDA
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/07/2011
GEORGIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/07/2011
GEORGIA TECH
Jessica
Nori
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/08/2011
GEORGIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/13/2011
VIRGINIA TECH
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/14/2011
VIRGINIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/15/2011
NORTH CAROLINA
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
 Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/20/2011
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/21/2011
GEORGIA STATE
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/21/2011
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
Jessica
Nori
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/22/2011
GEORGIA
Sarah
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Jen
Lapicki
Kristie
McConn
Tiffani
Brown
Ashley
Stager
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson


2011 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT ============================================================================================================ Jen Lapicki .343 60 60 169 21 58 7 0 7 35 86 .509 22 6 21 1 .432 2 1 2 3 Tiffani Brown .338 60 60 210 50 71 2 6 2 21 91 .433 14 1 30 0 .382 0 2 24 29 Shayla Jackson .337 60 60 199 34 67 15 4 1 29 93 .467 2 1 9 0 .345 1 3 4 5 Robin Ahrberg .318 60 59 173 18 55 7 0 6 29 80 .462 18 2 23 2 .389 0 3 2 3 Kristie McConn .306 38 23 62 12 19 5 1 1 10 29 .468 5 2 18 0 .377 0 2 3 4 Courtney Senas .291 59 57 165 29 48 8 2 5 23 75 .455 14 1 48 0 .348 1 4 21 27 Morgan Bullock .286 46 42 112 25 32 2 0 0 11 34 .304 4 2 11 0 .322 0 4 11 12 Celeste Gomez .281 39 31 96 10 27 4 1 2 14 39 .406 7 3 14 1 .346 1 0 3 3 Briar Stanley .261 25 1 23 1 6 0 0 0 6 6 .261 2 0 10 0 .308 1 0 0 0 Ashley Stager .244 60 60 160 32 39 6 0 10 32 75 .469 24 5 21 1 .352 4 2 9 10 Amber Bryant .200 32 8 30 15 6 0 0 0 2 6 .200 5 2 8 0 .351 0 1 2 2 Kirstin Austin .200 34 5 20 14 4 1 0 0 1 5 .250 0 0 1 0 .200 0 0 1 1 Mallory Borden .185 15 15 27 4 5 0 0 0 1 5 .185 5 1 7 0 .333 0 0 0 0 Kelly Hensley .182 35 23 66 6 12 2 0 2 9 20 .303 6 2 16 0 .270 0 0 0 0 Briana Hamilton .178 58 38 107 15 19 4 0 4 15 35 .327 9 3 31 0 .258 1 1 6 6 Sarah Hamilton .000 45 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Jessica Nori .000 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Lauren Varsalona .000 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Dale Townsend .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ======================================================================================= FSU .289 60 60 1619 286 468 63 14 40 238 679 .419 137 31 268 5 .354 11 23 88 105 Opp .246 60 60 1546 209 380 60 5 33 183 549 .355 174 30 370 8 .332 10 40 56 65

2011 Pitching Statistics

Name ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA ======================================================================================================================== Sarah Hamilton 2.09 19 19 45 36 24 6 1 2 231.0 160 89 69 119 289 26 2 18 843 .190 22 22 0 4 21 Lauren Varsalona 2.74 0 0 11 3 0 0 1 0 15.1 26 12 6 5 7 4 1 0 70 .371 0 2 0 2 0 Jessica Nori 2.84 8 5 22 11 3 0 0 0 88.2 97 49 36 21 40 14 1 6 349 .278 1 4 0 1 12 Morgan Bullock 4.38 5 4 19 9 3 0 0 1 62.1 94 56 39 29 31 15 1 9 275 .342 1 2 0 3 5 Dale Townsend 7.00 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 3 2 0 3 1 0 0 9 .333 0 0 0 0 2 ==================================================================================================== FSU 2.66 32 28 98 60 30 7 1 3 399.1 380 209 152 174 370 60 5 33 1546 .246 24 30 0 10 40 Opp 4.28 28 32 60 60 31 9 1 2 391.1 468 286 239 137 268 63 14 40 1619 .289 20 31 9 11 23

2011 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Amber Bryant 9 0 0 1.000 Kirstin Austin 7 0 0 1.000 Jen Lapicki 375 26 6 .985 Sarah Hamilton 15 41 1 .982 Robin Ahrberg 139 6 3 .980 Shayla Jackson 46 2 1 .980 Mallory Borden 21 20 1 .976 Celeste Gomez 177 16 5 .975 Courtney Senas 61 4 2 .970 Jessica Nori 1 20 1 .955 Morgan Bullock 34 21 3 .948 Ashley Stager 71 89 11 .936 Kristie McConn 29 28 4 .934 Briana Hamilton 110 64 13 .930 Tiffani Brown 85 97 15 .924 Kelly Hensley 17 1 3 .857 Briar Stanley 0 0 0 .000 Lauren Varsalona 0 0 0 .000 Dale Townsend 0 0 0 .000 ======================== FSU 1197 435 69 .959 Opp 1174 490 79 .955

UNC-GREENSBORO 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/11/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Kick Off Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 23 FSU Drops First Two.

Seminoles get solid effort out of Sarah Hamilton in game one loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton struck out 15 while going nine innings strong in the first game of a doubleheader, but the Florida State University softball team ultimately lost both contests to UNC Greensboro and St. John's in the season-opening Seminole Kickoff Classic on Friday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (0-2) lost to the Spartans (1-1), 1-0, in a nine-inning affair before falling to St. John's by an 11-5 score. In the first contest, Amateur Softball Association watch list member Hamilton allowed just five hits, one earned run and two walks while facing 33 batters. The game-winning base hit occurred in the top of the ninth when Kaitlin Merkt laced a two-out RBI single to right center.

Equally impressive was Greensboro's Cory Mattson (1-0), who pitched a no-hitter and struck out two while walking three.

FSU had its opportunities to make a mark on the scoreboard against the Spartans, but a talented UNC Greensboro infield seemingly swept up everything in its path. Throughout the contest, several hard hit balls were snared by a fine defensive opposition.

In game two, FSU was guided by the offense of sophomore Tiffani Brown, who finished 3-for-4 with a triple. It was the 18th multiple-hit performance of her young career, including the sixth time she has finished with three hits in a contest.

Against the Red Storm, senior Robin Ahrberg and junior Shayla Jackson led FSU with two RBIs apiece. After St. John's took a commanding 5-0 lead in the second frame, the Seminoles struck back in the fifth with three of their own. After Brown hit an infield single to the shortstop, Ahrberg came up two batters later and hit a line-drive two-run home run on a 1-0 fastball to left field to trim FSU's deficit to 5-3. Shortly before, Jackson hit a liner to left field that resulted in a sacrifice fly, scoring Mallory Borden.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        3  0  0   0  1  0  5  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  0   0  1  0 14  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            3  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  0  0   0  3  2 27  5
Opp                              30  1  5   1  2 15 27 12

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (0-1)    9.0  5  1  1  2 15
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  2 15
Opp                  W          9.0  0  0  0  3  2


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

ST. JOHN'S 11, FLORIDA STATE 5
02/11/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Kick Off Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  2  3   0  0  0  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   2  0  0  4  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B-C      4  1  1   2  0  0  9  0
Jen Lapicki             C-1B      3  0  1   1  0  0  3  1
  Kristie McConn        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  2   0  0  2  0  0
Briana Hamilton         DP-LF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  1  0   0  1  0  3  4
Morgan Bullock          LF-DP-P   2  0  0   0  1  0  0  2
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  2
  Kelly Hensley         LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5 10   5  2  3 21 13
Opp                              35 11 14  10  4  2 21  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1), Jen Lapicki (1)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
HR - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)
HBP - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1)
SF - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (1), Courtney Senas (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         L (0-1)    1.1  4  5  4  1  0
Lauren Varsalona                3.0  4  0  0  1  1
Morgan Bullock                  2.2  6  6  3  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 14 11  7  4  1
Opp                  W          7.0 10  5  4  2  3


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
ST. JOHN'S
0
5
0
0
0
0
6
11
14
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
3
0
2
5
10
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, HOFSTRA 1
02/12/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Kick Off Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Strike Back With Two Wins.

No. 23 Florida State advances to championship game of Seminole Kickoff Classic against Hofstra.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 23rd-ranked Florida State University softball team came back strong with two dominant wins over Hofstra and UNC Greensboro on Saturday at the Seminole Kickoff Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (2-2) were boosted by two solid pitching performances from senior Sarah Hamilton (1-1) and sophomore Morgan Bullock (1-0). Hamilton got her first victory of the year by pitching seven strong innings and allowing just one run on five hits with seven strikeouts as FSU defeated the Pride (3-1), 5-1. Hofstra enters the season receiving votes in both the ESPN.com/USA Softball preseason poll and the USA Today/NFCA poll.

"I think the mark of a good program is to respond well to bad days and have short term memory," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We understand that we have a long journey, and to see them bounce back, make adjustments, and win both games and get to the championship game tomorrow is a good mark for us."

Bullock threw a complete game in the second contest as FSU defeated the Spartans (2-2) by a 13-3 score. The Dacula, Ga., native pitched all five innings and allowed three runs as the Seminoles' offensive display was out in full force as they utilized the eight-run mercy rule to end the game early.

"Our pitchers threw well today," Alameda added. "It was also good to see our bats come alive."

Freshman Courtney Senas led FSU with four hits on the day, adding a double and an RBI as FSU combined for 20 hits in both games. Robin Ahrberg and Shayla Jackson amassed three hits apiece, while Jen Lapicki led the Seminoles with five RBIs through both game. Tiffani Brown, Bullock and freshman Kelly Hensley contributed with two hits apiece as FSU compiled 20 hits in 50 at-bats.

The Seminoles and Hofstra will now meet once against on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field at approximately 12:15 p.m. The contest is scheduled to start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 10 a.m. consolation game between St. John's and UNC Greensboro.

In the first contest against Hofstra, Ahrberg utilized her power to ignite the FSU offense. She hammered an inside fastball off the left field foul pole to give FSU an early 1-0 advantage in the first inning. The round-tripper was Ahrberg's second in as many days.

Hamilton got herself out of a jam in the second inning, striking out leadoff batter Trisha Dreslinski with the bases loaded to leave the frame unscathed. With the bases loaded and just one out, Hamilton induced a key infield fly from Michelle Lavagnino before getting the inning-ending out.

A big hit was provided by Jackson in the sixth. With runners on first and second base, Jackson took a first-pitch fastball and slapped it the opposite way down the left field line, scoring pinch runner Briana Hamilton to give FSU an insurance run at 2-0. Ahrberg followed with a single to centerfield to plate Bullock, who recorded a single to get on base in the frame.

Adding to the four-run sixth inning was a long sacrifice fly to the warning track by Ashley Stager, scoring Jackson to put FSU ahead 4-0. Senas then connected on a line-drive double to right center, plating pinch runner Kristie McConn from second base for a 5-0 lead. The play capped an inning that included five of FSU's seven overall hits.

Hofstra responded in the seventh when Dreslinski homered to left center, cutting the deficit to 5-1. Later, with the tying run on base, Hamilton induced a pop-up to third baseman Brown to end the game.

Pitcher Olivia Galati (1-1) took the loss for the Pride after allowing four runs in 5.1 innings pitched. The reigning Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year, who finished 26-7 last season, was consistent early but gave way to some hot Seminole bats late before being relieved with one out in the sixth.

Spartan pitcher Cory Mattson (1-1) endured the loss in game two against FSU, failing to repeat her previous performance. Mattson allowed eight runs in 1.2 innings pitched as the Seminoles exploded for eight hits off the talented right-hander.

Brown, Jackson, Senas and Lapicki had multiple-hit performances in the second contest. FSU scored eight runs in the second inning as Lapicki and Ahrberg each recorded two-run singles. In the third, Lapicki hit a three-run double to the left center gap, and Brown capped the onslaught with a line-drive two-run home run over the wall in right center to put the game out of reach.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  4  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        3  1  2   2  0  1  7  0
  Kristie McConn        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   1  0  1  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  2   1  0  1  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0  8  1
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Briana Hamilton       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  5  7   5  0  5 21  4
Opp                              27  1  5   1  2  7 18  9

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 13, UNC-GREENSBORO 3
02/12/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Kick Off Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  2  2   2  0  0  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  2   1  0  0  2  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         2  1  1   2  1  1  0  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH-C      1  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  2  0   0  1  0  2  1
  Briar Stanley         PH-SS     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  3  2   1  0  0  2  1
Jen Lapicki             1B        2  0  2   5  1  0  5  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  2
  Kristie McConn        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Kelly Hensley           DP        1  1  1   2  2  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          P         3  2  1   0  0  0  0  2
Briana Hamilton         LF-1B                        1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27 13 13  13  7  1 15 10
Opp                              22  3  9   3  2  1 15 11

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (1), Kelly Hensley (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Courtney Senas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock       W (1-0)    5.0  9  3  3  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  9  3  3  2  1
Opp                  L          5.0 13 13 13  7  1


  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
8
3
2
0
0
13
13
0
UNC-GREENSBORO
0
1
0
2
0
x
3
9
0

HOFSTRA 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/13/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Kick Off Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to Hofstra.

Seminoles lose to the Pride, 2-0, in Seminole Kickoff Classic championship.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 23rd-ranked Florida State University softball team could not muster enough offense to overcome Hofstra's superb pitching as it lost to the Pride, 2-0, in the championship game of the Seminole Kickoff Classic on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (2-3) produced two hits in today's contest - a double by senior Ashley Stager and a two-out single to right field by Jen Lapicki with two outs in the ninth inning. Hofstra right-hander Olivia Galati (2-1) was able to overcome her loss to FSU yesterday with seven strikeouts in seven innings and no runs allowed in the victory today.

"That was a good team that we lost to today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was good for us to get back into the swing of things this weekend, and we'll continue to get better as a team going forward."

Spoiled in today's loss was FSU starter Sarah Hamilton (1-2), who recorded eight strikeouts, allowed four hits and surrendered two runs in six innings pitched. The Tallahassee native was effective yet again for her hometown team, with her only blemish being a two-run home run on a 1-2 pitch to Hofstra's Lauren Valentino in the fourth inning.

Hofstra's first and only round-tripper was also its first hit of the contest. Hamilton escaped various jams throughout the contest, with the Pride (4-1) leaving seven runners on base in the game.

FSU had minimal chances to cross the plate, although its best shot may have come in the second inning. After Stager's double led off the frame, freshman Courtney Senas flew out to right field to advance Stager to third base. However, two consecutive strikeouts by the Seminoles spoiled their chances of getting a run against one of the country's better starting pitchers.

Senas ended her first weekend in impressive fashion, finishing 6-for-16 with two RBIs and a double. Senior Jen Lapicki went 4-for-12 overall with six RBIs and a double.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
  Briana Hamilton       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  1   0  1  1  8  1
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kristie McConn        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  4  1
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  0  2   0  2  7 18  6
Opp                              22  2  4   2  3  8 21  8

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (3)
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager (1)
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, FLORIDA A&M 5
02/15/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hensley's Homer Ignites FSU.

Freshman comes up big with pinch-hit two-run home run to get past Florida A&M, 8-5.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State University softball team has only played six games in the young season, but freshman Kelly Hensley has already made her presence felt with her bat.

The Niceville, Fla., native came through in a big way for FSU as it defeated Florida A&M, 8-5, on Tuesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field. With the Seminoles (3-3) clinging to a 6-5 lead and one out in the sixth inning, Hensley took an 0-1 pitch from reliever Jenn Lindsey and smashed a two-run round tripper over the left center wall to give FSU some critical insurance runs.

Hensley begins her Seminole career with four hits in her first seven at-bats this season, including two extra-base hits.

Providing some quality relief and allowing FSU to climb back from a 5-1 hole were pitchers Morgan Bullock (2-0) and Sarah Hamilton. Bullock earned the win and allowed one run on one hit in 2.1 innings pitched against a fast Rattlers (4-1) team, and Hamilton picked up her seventh career save to move into a tie with former Seminole Casey Hunter (2002-05) for second on the school's all-time list.

Hamilton prevented any chance of a Rattler comeback by pitching 2.2 innings and allowing just two hits with four strikeouts. She entered the contest with FSU up just one run in the fifth and retired her first three batters, as well as eight of her 11 batters faced.

"Sarah gave us another big performance tonight," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "She and Morgan stepped up for us, and Kelly's home run in a sometimes difficult situation really ignited our team and helped us pull out the win."

Designated player Robin Ahrberg had another good performance at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a double. Making her first career start behind the plate was freshman catcher Celeste Gomez, who finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and managed three pitchers well during the contest.

Both teams produced nine hits apiece in the contest, while Florida A&M stranded nine runners overall. Starting pitcher Whitney Robinson (2-1) took the loss after allowing six runs and seven hits in four innings pitched, but finished 3-for-3 with an RBI at the plate.

FSU opened its scoring in the bottom of the first when Tiffani Brown crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Brown reached third in one swing of the bat on a lining triple down the right field line. Ahrberg then hit a double to centerfield and Ashley Stager followed with a walk to a put a runner in scoring position, but FSU could not produce another hit to end the inning.

After missing an opportunity with runners on the corners in the second inning, FSU came back with three runs in the third. Shayla Jackson cut FSU's deficit to 5-2 on a key two-out RBI triple to the left-center gap. Ahrberg reached base earlier in the inning on a single down the left field line before hustling around the bags to score on Jackson's hit. Two batters later, Gomez stepped to the plate and hit a tailing line-drive triple down the right field line to score two more, making it 5-4.

After holding Florida A&M scoreless for the first time in the fourth, FSU took advantage. Courtney Senas got the inning started with a triple down the left field line, but was thrown out at home on a fielder's choice. The momentum then swung in the next two at-bats, when Ahrberg and Stager each drew walks that caused first-and-third rundowns and allowed Brown and eventually Ahrberg to score and give FSU the 6-5 lead.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  2  1   0  0  0  0  3
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  2   0  1  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  2  1   0  2  0  1  2
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Kelly Hensley         PH        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  2   2  0  1  8  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  2  0  2  2
Lauren Varsalona        P                            0  2
  Morgan Bullock        P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  8  9   5  6  4 21  9
Opp                              31  5  9   3  3  8 18  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager 2 (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1), Ashley Stager (2)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Tiffani Brown (2), Shayla Jackson (1), Celeste Gomez (1)
HR - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)
HBP - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (3), Kristie McConn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  6  4  1  0  2
Morgan Bullock       W (2-0)    2.1  1  1  1  2  2
Sarah Hamilton       Sv(1)      2.2  2  0  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  5  2  3  8
Opp                             6.0  9  8  6  6  4


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FLORIDA A&M
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
5
9
2
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
3
2
0
2
x
8
9
2

FLORIDA STATE 6, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 4
02/18/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Garnet and Gold Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Takes Two at Garnet and Gold Tournament.

Seminoles combine for 27 base hits in victories over Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee State.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State University softball team got into an offensive rhythm and never looked back as it defeated Georgia Southern, 6-4, and Middle Tennessee State, 10-3, on Friday at the Garnet and Gold Tournament at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (5-3) produced a combined 27 base hits in two games today. Against the Eagles (3-5), FSU tallied 12 hits and added 15 more in its victory over the Blue Raiders (1-3) in game No. 2.

"Our offense really got it going today, especially in the second game," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We were happy with Jessica (Nori's) performance in the circle in the second game, and overall we as a coaching staff are pleased with what our team showed. We have a difficult matchup tomorrow in Kentucky and we are certainly looking forward to playing them in what should be an entertaining game."

Junior outfielder Shayla Jackson led the Seminoles with five base hits on the day, going 5-for-7 with two doubles, a triple and an RBI. Freshman Kelly Hensley continued her superb start, going 3-for-6 with one home run and two RBIs in the two contests. Tiffani Brown, Jen Lapicki and Courtney Senas added three hits apiece, with Senas hitting a grand slam for her first career round-tripper. The Wahiawa, Hawaii, native led FSU with five RBIs, and Brown continued her terror on the base paths with three steals.

Senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton (2-2) provided a spark for the Seminoles in the circle against Georgia Southern. She pitched four innings of relief and allowed one run on three hits with nine strikeouts. Her nine K's on the day moved her past two former Seminoles for fifth place on the school's all-time strikeout list - passing Leslie Malerich (1999-02) and Christy Larsen (1988-91).

Getting her first career victory in game two was redshirt freshman Jessica Nori (1-1). The Weston, Fla., native showcased her tremendous arm strength, allowing just one run on three hits while walking none in five innings.

Against Georgia Southern, Florida State was forced to rally in the bottom of the first inning after Marie Fogle homered to center on the second pitch of the game. Brown started the scoring when she advanced home on an illegal pitch from third base. On that very play, Shayla Jackson hit a sharp shot to the shortstop, who was indecisive on the play and did not make a throw. Brown reached base on an error from shortstop Jorie Walker, then stole her team-leading fourth base of the season before advancing home on consecutive illegal pitches.

FSU tied the game in the third inning on an RBI single by Hensley to make it 3-3. The batter before, Senas recorded a sacrifice fly to center to cut the deficit to 3-2. Later in the contest, Ashley Stager recorded a key sacrifice fly to make it 5-3 in the sixth, and Jackson later scored on a wild pitch to advance the lead.

FSU broke out the long ball in the second game against Middle Tennessee State. Hensley started the second inning with a solo blast to left field on a 1-1 inside fastball, putting the Seminoles ahead early. Later in the inning, Senas added a grand slam over the centerfield wall to put FSU ahead 5-0. Brown then singled up the middle and stole second base, then scored on an RBI single from Robin Ahrberg.

FSU padded its lead in the sixth when Jackson hit an RBI triple to left center, and sophomore Briar Stanley followed with a two-run single through the left side to put the game out of reach.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  2  0   0  1  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  3   0  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        2  0  1   0  2  0  6  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  1   2  0  1  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  2   1  0  1  0  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  2   0  0  0 10  3
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  1   0  0  1  2  1
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          P-LF      3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         LF                           0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  6 12   4  3  4 21  6
Opp                              30  4  7   3  3 13 18  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (4), Shayla Jackson (1), Jen Lapicki (2), Mallory Borden (1)
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1), Courtney Senas (2)
HR - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager 2 (3), Courtney Senas (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (1), Tiffani Brown (4), Courtney Senas (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock                  3.0  4  3  2  2  4
Sarah Hamilton       W (2-2)    4.0  3  1  1  1  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  4  3  3 13
Opp                  L          6.0 12  6  5  3  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
4
7
2
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
2
1
0
2
x
6
12
4

FLORIDA STATE 10, MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST 3
02/18/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Garnet and Gold Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  1   4  0  2  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  2  3   0  0  0  0  2
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Briana Hamilton       3B        2  1  0   0  0  1  1  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        4  0  1   0  0  0  7  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  1   0  0  0  6  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
  Kristie McConn        PH-2B     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  2  2   1  0  0  1  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 10 15   9  0  4 21  7
Opp                              27  3  8   3  2  5 18 11

E - FSU-Ashley Stager (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (1), Shayla Jackson (2)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (2)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Kelly Hensley (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         W (1-1)    5.0  3  1  1  0  3
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  5  2  2  2  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  3  3  2  5
Opp                  L          6.0 15 10 10  0  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
3
8
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
6
0
1
0
3
x
10
14
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, KENTUCKY 0
02/19/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Garnet and Gold Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Headed to Title Game.

Florida State wins both Saturday games; faces No. 24 Kentucky on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State University softball team took another step in the right direction on Saturday, defeating 24th-ranked Kentucky, 2-0, before topping Middle Tennessee State, 11-1, at the Garnet and Gold Tournament at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (7-3) won an entertaining pitcher's duel in their first game of the afternoon against the Wildcats (7-2). The contest featured two of the better pitchers in the nation - FSU's Sarah Hamilton (3-2) and Kentucky's Chanda Bell (3-1). Bell was working on a perfect game in her previous start in the tournament against Georgia Southern before losing the bid in the seventh and final inning.

"Sarah came out and pitched great for us once again," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "This team continues to improve and we have another shot to beat a solid ballclub in Kentucky tomorrow. Yesterday it was our hitting that stuck out for us, and today our pitching carried us in both games. We are very excited to have another opportunity in playing a quality SEC school."

On Saturday, Hamilton got the best of the duel by throwing a complete-game shutout. The Tallahassee native allowed six hits, struck out seven, and walked two against 28 Kentucky batters. The senior leader changed her speeds all afternoon, throwing the Wildcats off balance throughout the game.

Bell was also impressive after surrendering just three hits. She allowed two runs in six innings and struck out four.

FSU's first big opportunity against Bell and the Wildcats came in the bottom of the fourth inning. Sophomore Tiffani Brown led off the inning with a hard triple to the left center gap, then advanced home on a single to centerfield by Kelly Hensley. Jen Lapicki then stepped to the plate and hit a double down the left field line to plate Ashley Stager, who reached base earlier on a hit-by-pitch. The run-scoring hit by Lapicki created the final 2-0 score.

Brown led the Seminoles with three hits on the day, going 3-for-6 with three RBIs, three runs scored and one stolen base. Freshman Courtney Senas and Lapicki added two hits apiece, with Senas swiping three bases.

In the second game, FSU trailed early on a solo home run by the Blue Raiders' (1-5) Kayla Toney. However, the Seminoles bounced back quickly when Brown's single in the bottom of the first inning brought in Senas, who stole consecutive bases in Brown's at-bat.

Four more runs were scored in the second frame, including two on Robin Ahrberg's single to centerfield. Brown and Ahrberg then scored on throwing errors to extend FSU's lead to 5-1. In the sixth, Brown added a two-run single, and Hensley later scored on another of Middle Tennessee State's five errors in the game.

Redshirt freshman pitcher Jessica Nori (2-1) took the win after allowing one run in three innings of the mercy-rule affair. Lauren Varsalona and Morgan Bullock also came in relief and pitched one shutout inning apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   0  0  0  3  1
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Briana Hamilton       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  1   1  0  1  7  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  2  3   2  1  4 21  3
Opp                              25  0  6   0  2  7 18  5

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Jen Lapicki (2)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (1), Mallory Borden (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (4)

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 11, MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST 1
02/19/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Garnet and Gold Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        2  3  2   1  1  0  3  0
Tiffani Brown           3B-LF     3  2  2   3  0  0  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  2  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Celeste Gomez         C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  2
  Briar Stanley         PH        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           LF-1B     2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             DP        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR-DP     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PH-RF     1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        1  2  1   0  1  0  1  1
  Kristie McConn        2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Briana Hamilton         1B-3B     3  0  0   0  0  2  6  1
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
  Morgan Bullock        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21 11  8   8  3  3 15  8
Opp                              21  1  4   1  0  2 12  2

E - Opp-5, FSU-Kristie McConn (1), Briana Hamilton (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (2), Kelly Hensley (1)
SF - FSU-Briar Stanley (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas 2 (6), Tiffani Brown (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         W (2-1)    3.0  4  1  1  0  1
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Morgan Bullock                  1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  4  1  1  0  2
Opp                  L          4.0  8 11  6  3  3


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST
1
0
0
0
0
1
4
5
FLORIDA STATE
1
4
6
0
x
11
8
2

KENTUCKY 7, FLORIDA STATE 2
02/20/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Garnet and Gold Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Kentucky Pitching Stops FSU.

Florida State finishes 4-1 at Garnet and Gold Tournament; falls to Kentucky in championship game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - An effective pitching performance by left-hander Ellen Weaver prevented the Florida State University softball team from taking the Garnet and Gold Tournament championship as it fell to No. 24 Kentucky, 7-2, on Sunday afternoon at JoAnn A day after earning a quality win over the nationally-ranked Wildcats (8-2), FSU was unable to get much going from the plate as the combination of Weaver (2-0) and staff ace Chanda Bell held the Seminoles (7-4) to seven hits and two runs scored. The duo Weaver allowed all seven hits and two runs with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched. FSU starter Sarah Hamilton (3-3), who earned the victory over Kentucky yesterday, took the loss.

FSU reliever Morgan Bullock continues to improve in the circle this season. Bullock battled a potent offensive lineup and surrendered just one earned run on six hits in four innings pitched. Senior Lauren Varsalona also came in for the final two innings Unlike last game, Kentucky was able to put some runs on the scoreboard early. Third baseman Brittany Cervantes launched a two-run home run on a 2-2 delivery from Hamilton to give the Wildcats the early lead. Hamilton then loaded the bases with just one FSU inched back in the bottom half. Tiffani Brown reached base on a single to the pitcher, then stole her eighth base of the season before reaching third on Robin Ahrberg's left-side grounder. Senior Ashley Stager drove in FSU's first run on a nice piec Kentucky added two important runs in the third inning, then pulled away with three more in the sixth frame. In that inning, Kara Dill recorded an RBI groundout, and Cervantes came up and delivered an RBI single on a 3-2 offering. Cervantes led the Wildc FSU sophomore Briana Hamilton recorded her first career RBI as a Seminole when she drove a double to right field to plate Brown. Bell then entered the game and retired the next five FSU batters in the sixth and seventh innings to close out the contest.

Brown and Stager recorded two hits apiece for FSU, while Jen Lapicki, Briana Hamilton and Mallory Borden were responsible for one base hit apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  2  2   0  0  0  1  2
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  4
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Briana Hamilton       LF        1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  1   0  0  1 10  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  2
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Morgan Bullock        P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  7   2  0  4 21  9
Opp                              32  7 11   6  2  4 21 12

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (5), Ashley Stager (4)
2B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
HR - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (3-3)    1.0  4  2  2  1  3
Morgan Bullock                  4.0  6  5  1  1  0
Lauren Varsalona                2.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 11  7  3  2  4
Opp                  W          7.0  7  2  2  0  4


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, BRIGHAM YOUNG 4
02/24/2011, PROVO, UT, Cathedral City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Softball Splits Twinbill.

FSU defeats No. 25 BYU before falling to Oregon State at Cathedral City Classic.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The Florida State University softball team split its doubleheader on Thursday afternoon, defeating No. 25 BYU, 6-4, before losing to Oregon State, 6-5, at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

"We picked up a good win today against BYU, although some missed opportunities hurt us in the second game," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "This team continues to learn things daily, and we did some things today that we can build on as well as some things we can learn from. We're looking to come out sharp tomorrow and get another quality victory. Every team in this field is a quality opponent and there is so much for us to gain while we're here."

The Seminoles (8-5) used three long balls in both games combined to their advantage. Trailing 4-3 in the third inning against the Cougars, senior Jen Lapicki drove in the go-ahead run when she smashed a two-run home run to left field on a full-count offering from pitcher Paige Affleck (4-3). Fellow senior Ashley Stager followed with an RBI groundout - a sharp shot up the middle that resulted in a diving stop and throw-out by second baseman Kristi Delahoussaye - to add a key insurance run in the fifth.

Pitcher Sarah Hamilton (4-3) pitched her fifth complete game of the season against BYU to get the win. The Tallahassee native scattered four hits and gave up four runs while striking out seven. Two of Hamilton's runs were unearned in the first contest, with a four-run third frame by the Cougars being her only blemish as she continued to mix her pitches well and keep the offense guessing.

The victory against BYU marks the second Top-25 win this season for FSU. The Seminoles defeated No. 24 Kentucky last weekend, 2-0, with Hamilton in the circle. She now has 60 strikeouts in 43.2 innings pitched this season, holding the opposition to a .204 batting average.

Junior Shayla Jackson was the lone Seminole to record multiple hits against BYU, going 2-for-3 with a double. FSU helped itself in the running game, stealing four bases in the contest.

FSU went up 3-0 in the second inning, starting with freshman Celeste Gomez's infield single to the pitcher that scored Lapicki. After Gomez stole second base while Jackson stole third base, senior Mallory Borden drove in the game's second run on an RBI groundout to second base. Another infield single by Courtney Senas to the shortstop capped the strong inning.

Following BYU's four-run outburst in the third inning, Hamilton closed the game out by retiring 12 of her final 13 batters faced.

FSU fought back against the Beavers but fell short in an exciting seventh inning. Tiffani Brown continued her hot stretch at the plate by finishing 3-for-4 to raise her batting average to .400 (18-for-45) through the first 13 games. She has now hit safely in six consecutive games.

Stager, Robin Ahrberg and Kelly Hensley added two hits apiece. Stager tallied her first home run of the season on a two-run round-tripper to left field in the third inning, helping FSU retake the lead at 3-2. Previously, Ahrberg hit an RBI single to centerfield to score Brown as FSU tallied all three runs with two outs.

The Beavers came back with a run in the fourth and three more in the fifth inning, as FSU's four errors proved costly in providing unearned runs.

In the sixth, FSU climbed back in the game when pinch-hitter Briana Hamilton drove the first pitch she saw over the centerfield fence, a two-run homer that cut the deficit to 6-5. FSU threatened again in the seventh with runners on first and second base with just one out, but the Seminoles could not muster another hit.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   1  0  2  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  3
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   1  0  2  1  2
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Briana Hamilton       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        2  2  1   2  1  0  9  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  1   1  0  0  9  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  4
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  6  7   6  1  8 21  9
Opp                              25  4  4   2  2  7 18  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Celeste Gomez (1)
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)
HR - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Courtney Senas (7), Jen Lapicki (1), Shayla Jackson (1), Celeste Gomez (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (4-3)    7.0  4  4  2  2  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  4  2  2  7
Opp                  L          6.0  7  6  6  1  8


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

OREGON STATE 6, FLORIDA STATE 5
02/24/2011, Cathederal City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  1  3   0  0  1  2  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Kristie McConn        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  2   2  0  1  2  4
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     4  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  9  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Briana Hamilton       LF        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  3
Morgan Bullock          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5 11   5  1  7 21 10
Opp                              30  6 10   3  1  2 21  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (5), Kelly Hensley (1), Jen Lapicki (3), Celeste Gomez (2)
2B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Ashley Stager (1), Briana Hamilton (1)
HBP - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (9), Kirstin Austin (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock       L (2-1)    7.0 10  6  4  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 10  6  4  1  2
Opp                  W          7.0 11  5  5  1  7


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
OREGON STATE
0
0
2
1
3
0
0
6
10
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
0
0
2
0
5
11
4

NORTHWESTERN 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/25/2011, Cathederal City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls in Pitcher's Duel.

Seminoles lose to Northwestern in lone Friday game.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - Northwestern pitcher Jessica Smith (1-3) held the Florida State University softball team to three hits as the Seminoles fell to the Wildcats, 3-0, on a chilly Friday evening at the Cathedral City Classic.

Tiffani Brown, Ashley Stager and Shayla Jackson provided the lone base hits for FSU (8-6), all being singles. Senior Jen Lapicki also drew a walk against Smith, who showed a sharp fastball with pinpoint location throughout the evening.

The Wildcats (6-3) only recorded four base hits off Seminole ace Sarah Hamilton (4-4), who endured a tough loss despite surrendering just two unearned runs in six innings pitched. Although she allowed seven walks, the Tallahassee native continued to work her batters and escaped a few jams that could have resulted in more runs for Northwestern.

In the first frame, Hamilton mowed down her first two batters before allowing a walk to Adrienne Monka and a single to Michelle Batts. Hamilton proceeded to strike out Marisa Bast to end the inning.

Northwestern led off with another walk in the third, and Robin Thompson advanced leadoff batter Emily Allard to second base with a sacrifice bunt. Monka's groundout to second baseman Mallory Borden then put Thompson at third base with two outs, but Hamilton came up with another big pitch as she forced a groundout by Batts to get out of another small jam.

The Wildcats' first run came unearned, as an overthrow by FSU allowed Bast to score from second base. Jordan Wheeler then hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score the game's second run.

With two outs in the fifth inning, FSU allowed a hard-luck run to cross the plate and extend its deficit to 3-0. With two outs and runners on first and second base, Hamilton threw a 2-2 inside pitch that appeared to nab the corner of the plate on batter Mari Majam. After a ball was called, Majam took the next pitch up the middle for an RBI single.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  0   0  1  0  7  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  0  3   0  1  4 18  4
Opp                              20  3  4   2  7  5 21  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (10)

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, LONG BEACH STATE 1
02/26/2011, Cathederal City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Stager Shines in Finale.

Senior shortstop ends tremendous week as FSU splits final two games.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - Senior Ashley Stager led the Florida State University softball team to a split in its final two games on Saturday evening at the Cathedral City Classic. FSU defeated Long Beach State, 4-1, and lost to San Diego State, 10-2.

The talented shortstop from Trinity, Fla., finished 6-for-13 (.462) with three home runs, five RBIs, three runs scored and a 1.154 slugging percentage at the Cathedral City Classic. Stager went 1-for-1 with a solo home run this evening against Long Beach State, and 2-for-2 with another solo home run in the Classic finale against San Diego State.

"Ashley was certainly a bright spot for us this week. She came out with great energy each game and set the tone for our offense," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Like I've mentioned before, this team will continue to grow in certain areas, and the experience they got here this week was extremely beneficial."

The Seminoles (9-7) finished 2-3 at one of the country's most prestigious softball events. Victories over quality nonconference opponents Long Beach State and No. 25 BYU highlighted FSU's week in the West Coast, while it fell to Oregon State, Northwestern and the Aztecs (6-6).

Also having an impressive showing at the plate this week was sophomore third baseman Tiffani Brown. She also went 6-for-13 and led the Seminoles with four runs scored while stealing two bases in the five games played. She leads FSU with a .392 batting average, four triples, 10 stolen bases and 32 total bases this season.

Against the 49ers (9-4), pitcher Morgan Bullock (3-1) pounded the strike zone and gave FSU a quality nonconference victory. After adjusting to a small strike zone in the early going, Bullock allowed one run in four innings pitched. Her key start gave way to Sarah Hamilton's eighth career save, which ties former player Tiffany McDonald for first on FSU's career list.

Hamilton stifled Long Beach State by tossing three shutout innings and striking out five. She has two saves this season and shows 73 strikeouts in 54.1 innings pitched.

FSU got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning when Courtney Senas hammered a 1-2 offering the opposite way into right field, scoring Brown from first base. Senas scored on the same play when second baseman Nalani St. Germain threw a relay past Long Beach State's third baseman. Jen Lapicki followed by scoring on an error from third base, which scored Robin Ahrberg from second base.

In the bottom of the third, Stager hammered an 0-1 fastball with two outs over the left field fence, making it 4-1. At the time it was Stager's second home run in the Cathedral City Classic, with both being power shots that padded FSU's lead.

Briana Hamilton nearly gave FSU a four-run cushion in the fourth, hitting a 3-2 pitch that went over the fence but was caught by a diving Megan Denio in left field, robbing Hamilton of her second home run this season.

In game two against San Diego State, Brown crossed home in the first inning after Robin Ahrberg's groundout advanced her to third base. On the same play, a fielding error was made by third baseman Ashley Rose to advance Brown to home plate, making it 1-0.

However, FSU could not avoid the big inning as the Aztecs produced three runs in the first inning, five in the second frame and two in the third. San Diego State pounded out nine hits, while the Seminoles tallied three in a five-inning mercy rule game.

Stager provided FSU's biggest highlight in the contest when she drove the first pitch she saw in the fourth over the centerfield fence.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        1  1  0   0  2  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  1  1   1  0  0  3  2
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  1  6  3
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Briana Hamilton         1B        3  0  0   0  0  2 10  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          P                            0  2
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  4  4   2  2  7 21 13
Opp                              27  1  7   1  3  6 18  6

E - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
HR - FSU-Ashley Stager (2)
HBP - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2)
SH - FSU-Ashley Stager 2 (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock       W (3-1)    4.0  4  1  1  3  1
Sarah Hamilton       Sv(2)      3.0  3  0  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  1  1  3  6
Opp                  L          6.0  4  4  3  2  7


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

SAN DIEGO STATE 10, FLORIDA STATE 2
02/26/2011, Cathederal City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  5
Courtney Senas          CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-DP      2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Briana Hamilton         1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kristie McConn        2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  0
  Morgan Bullock        P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              17  2  3   1  0  6 12  5
Opp                              23 10  9   9  1  4 15  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Briana Hamilton 2 (3)
2B - Opp-2
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (3)
SH - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         L (2-2)    1.0  3  3  3  0  1
Morgan Bullock                  0.0  2  3  0  0  0
Lauren Varsalona                1.1  4  4  2  1  0
Sarah Hamilton                  1.2  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             4.0  9 10  5  1  4
Opp                  W          5.0  3  2  1  0  6


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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
1
0
2
3
3
SAN DIEGO STATE
3
5
2
0
x
10
9
1

FLORIDA STATE 7, WISCONSIN 1
03/05/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Defeats UW;Drops to Utah.

Bullock's gem in game one helps Seminoles to a split.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sophomore pitcher Morgan Bullock enjoyed a quality start in leading the Florida State University softball team to a 7-1 win over Wisconsin in game one of Saturday's Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Challenge at JoAnne Graf Field. FSU fell in game two to Utah, 5-4.

The Dacula, Ga., native threw 6.1 innings in game one and allowed just one run on five hits while striking out four. Bullock (4-1) continues to surface as FSU's No. 2 starter this season, shutting down the Badgers (5-3) throughout her entire start.

"I was impressed with the way Morgan threw today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "For the most of the season she has continued to improve in the circle for us, and we are not surprised on her improvement this year just because she worked so hard in the offseason. Her performance was key in helping us split today's games."

Bullock was consistent all afternoon, not allowing a hit in three of her six innings pitched. Aside from allowing a solo home run in the sixth inning, only one runner managed to reach third base against the improved right-hander.

Three Seminoles (10-8) posted multiple-hit performances against Wisconsin. Seniors Robin Ahrberg (2-for-3) and Jen Lapicki (2-for-4) as well as freshman Courtney Senas (2-for-3) combined for six of FSU's 10 hits. Including today's loss to Utah, the Seminoles have now hit at least one home run in four consecutive games.

Lapicki's run-scoring single to right center scored Senas from second base to give FSU a 1-0 advantage in the second inning. Senas reached base to lead off the inning on a bunt single. Later, Lapicki scored on a wild pitch, and Tiffani Brown followed with a key two-out RBI single to centerfield to put the Seminoles ahead at 3-0.

An overthrow by Wisconsin third baseman Shannel Blackshear brought home Lapicki from third base, extending FSU's lead to 4-0.

In the top of the sixth, Karla Powell gave the Badgers their lone run when she hit a solo home run to left center, cutting the deficit to 4-1.

Ashley Stager put the game away in the bottom of the inning when she launched her fourth round-tripper of the year, a three-run shot that stayed just inside the left field foul pole to give FSU a 7-1 advantage. Stager has now hit all of her home runs in her last six games played.

An exciting back-and-forth affair resulted in an FSU loss in game two. Utah built a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning after Chalese Fankhauser's run-scoring double. In the bottom half, however, Lapicki hit her second home run of the season on a full-count offering from Generra Nielson (6-8), making it 3-2.

Kelsi Hoopiiana padded Utah's lead with a solo home run in the sixth to go ahead 4-2. FSU then responded as Senas hit a towering solo home run to left center in the bottom half. Ahrberg then singled up the middle, Stager was hit by a pitch and Lapicki singled to centerfield to load the bases. Briana Hamilton then drew a four-pitch walk to bring in the tying run with just one out, but the next two batters were unable to drive in the go-ahead run.

The game-winning hit occurred in the seventh when Tia Palauni hit a leadoff solo home run over the centerfield wall. Nielson then retired the side in the bottom of the seventh to earn the victory for the Utes (7-12).

Ahrberg and Lapicki once again led the way for FSU in game two, recording two more hits apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  1   1  1  1  4  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        3  0  2   0  1  0  7  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  1   3  0  0  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  2   0  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  2  2   1  0  0  5  1
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Morgan Bullock          P         2  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
  Jessica Nori          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  7 10   5  5  2 21  8
Opp                              24  1  5   1  3  4 18  6

E - Opp-2
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (4)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas 2 (9), Morgan Bullock (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock       W (4-1)    6.1  5  1  1  2  4
Jessica Nori                    0.2  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  1  1  3  4
Opp                  L          6.0 10  7  6  5  2


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

UTAH 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/05/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  1   1  0  1  3  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  1  2   0  0  1  8  1
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  1  2   2  0  0  5  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  1   1  1  0  1  2
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  4  6   4  1  6 21  6
Opp                              28  5  8   5  4  8 21  4

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton 2 (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2), Briana Hamilton (2)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (2), Jen Lapicki (2)
HBP - FSU-Ashley Stager (3)
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 7, UTAH 3
03/06/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Earn Sweep.

FSU bats and solid pitching create wins over Utah and Wisconsin.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State University softball team produced 18 hits in 12 innings of play as it defeated Utah, 7-3, and Wisconsin, 9-0 (5), on Sunday afternoon in the conclusion of the Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Challenge at JoAnne Graf Field.

"Today was a big day for us, in terms of getting our momentum and confidence going," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We got two strong pitching performances, were able to do a ton of good things on the bases and produced plenty of runs offensively in both games. We've got a tough slate ahead of us next week and will need to do the little things like we did today in order to come out on top."

The Seminoles (12-8) earned a comeback victory over the Utes (8-13) in the first game, trailing 3-0 through three innings before tallying four runs in a critical fifth inning. Sophomore Briana Hamilton, freshman Kelly Hensley and junior Shayla Jackson produced two base hits apiece as FSU pounded out 10 base hits as a unit.

The key point against Utah came in the fifth when Robin Ahrberg stepped to the plate with FSU trailing 3-2 and the bases loaded. On a full-count offering by Generra Nielson (7-9), the fifth-year senior showed her poise by hitting a two-run single to left field to provide the game-winning base hit.

The next inning, Hensley hit a two-run double the opposite way to right center to expand the FSU lead to 6-3. Later, Tiffani Brown reached first base on an errant throw by pitcher Naomi Amu, scoring pinch runner Kirstin Austin from third base.

Morgan Bullock (5-1) earned her second win in as many days after throwing a complete game and allowing three runs and two walks with four strikeouts. She helped strand nine Utes and worked her way out of various situations with runners in scoring position, showing her calmness in the circle. The Dacula, Ga., native now has three complete games this season.

Nielson took the loss for the Utes after allowing five runs on seven hits in five innings pitched. Reliever Joni Cook followed with two runs given up without recording an out, and Amu pitched the final inning without allowing a run.

FSU won the second game against the Badgers (5-5) in a five-inning mercy rule affair. The Seminoles scored in four of their five innings played, and stole a season-high seven bases to create better run-scoring opportunities. For the season, FSU has now stolen 36 bases in 37 attempts.

Senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton (5-5) earned a win against Wisconsin after giving up just one hit and striking out seven. It is the first one-hitter by Hamilton since she achieved the same feat on March 27, 2010, against Boston College.

Hamilton became the fifth pitcher in school history to amass 800 strikeouts in a career, now sitting in fifth-place all-time with 804. The Tallahassee native retired 15 of her 20 batters faced, with her only hit coming in the top of the fourth when she tried to make a play on a roller that would have been fielded by shortstop Ashley Stager.

Jackson became the only FSU player to record multiple hits in both games, going 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored against the Badgers. Stager finished 2-for-3 with a run scored, and FSU did not record an extra base hit in the second contest as it relied on its base running abilities to bring home runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   1  0  1  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  1  2  1  1
Robin Ahrberg           1B        3  0  1   2  0  0  7  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  4
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   0  0  0  5  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  1
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Morgan Bullock          P         3  1  1   1  0  1  0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  7 10   6  1  4 21 10
Opp                              30  3 12   3  2  4 18  2

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (2), Shayla Jackson (4)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (11), Shayla Jackson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock       W (5-1)    7.0 12  3  3  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 12  3  3  2  4
Opp                  L          6.0 10  7  6  1  4


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

FLORIDA STATE 9, WISCONSIN 0
03/06/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  2  1   1  2  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   1  1  1  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  1  1   2  1  1  7  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        2  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  2  0   1  1  0  4  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Amber Bryant            LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  9  8   8  7  3 15  1
Opp                              16  0  1   0  4  7 12  4

E - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (12), Courtney Senas (10), Robin Ahrberg (1), Ashley Stager 2 (2), Jen Lapicki (2), Briana Hamilton (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (5-5)    5.0  1  0  0  4  7
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  4  7
Opp                  L          4.0  8  9  7  7  3


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

AUBURN 5, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/08/2011, AUBURN, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Comeback Falls Short.

Florida State out-hits No. 24 Auburn by wide margin in loss.

AUBURN, AL - Despite out-hitting the opposition, all it took was one swing of the bat for No. 24 Auburn to put away the Florida State University softball team as it won 5-3 on Tuesday evening at Jane B. Moore Field.

Kelsey Cartwright's grand slam in the third inning gave the Tigers (19-2) an insurmountable 5-0 lead and a sizeable advantage for starting left-hander Jenee Loree (5-1) to work with. FSU starter Sarah Hamilton (5-6) took the loss despite pitching well aside from Auburn's five-run inning.

Hamilton threw against the Tigers a year after striking out a career-high 20 in nine innings of a 1-0 loss against Auburn in Tallahassee.

The Seminoles (12-9) outhit Auburn, 10-4, and were boosted by the offensive production of sophomore Tiffani Brown and senior Jen Lapicki. Brown finished 3-for-4 with three singles - her fourth three-hit performance this season. Lapicki added three hits on two singles to continue her hot streak at the plate. FSU fought back with three runs in the ninth before falling short.

Performing well in defeat was reliever Morgan Bullock, who threw two shutout innings while allowing just one hit with two strikeouts.

The Seminoles' first big chance came in the top of the third. Kelly Hensley led off the frame with a groundout to shortstop Lauren Guzman, but Bullock reached based on a hit-by-pitch. Brown then slapped a single through the right side to put one runner in scoring position, but the next two batters failed to advance both runners and ended the threat.

The damage was done in the bottom of the third inning when Auburn produced five runs. Two of the first three batters were hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs, and Amber Harrison drew a walk to bring in the game's first run. After Hamilton induced a pop-out to third base, Kelsey Cartwright hit a grand slam that very nearly went foul down the left field line. In the same at-bat, Cartwright tried to lay down a bunt that popped up toward Briana Hamilton in foul territory toward third base, but the sophomore came up just short after she tried to make the outstretched play while hustling near the opposing dugout.

Sarah Hamilton managed to settle down after that at-bat, forcing a flyout and a strikeout to end the inning.

FSU threatened again in the top of the fifth, as Brown reached base on a single to the right and then was sent to third on a walk from Courtney Senas. With runners on the corners and two outs, Robin Ahrberg hit a sharp shot that Loree snagged and tossed for the final out of the inning.

Hamilton struck out four more in tonight's contest, marking 808 K's for her career. The Tallahassee native scattered just three hits and walked four in four innings pitched.

With two outs in the sixth inning, Briana Hamilton hit a ground-ball single that third baseman Kyndall White could not handle on the run, and Shayla Jackson made good contact in her third consecutive at-bat for a single through the right side to put Hamilton in scoring position. But FSU was unable to muster another hit to keep it scoreless heading into the bottom of the sixth.

In the seventh, Brown and Senas recorded consecutive singles and a walk to Ahrberg loaded the bases with one out. Ashley Stager came through with an RBI single, followed by another run-scoring single from Lapicki. Briana Hamilton then cut FSU's deficit to 5-3 with an RBI fielder's choice play, but FSU could not bring home any more runs as it fell in its first true road contest of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  3   0  0  1  2  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        3  0  0   0  1  1  4  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  1   1  0  1  0  2
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  3   1  0  0  6  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  0  1   1  0  1  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Kelly Hensley           DP-LF     3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF-DP     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3 10   3  2  6 18  4
Opp                              21  5  4   5  4  6 21 13

2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (5-6)    4.0  3  5  5  4  4
Morgan Bullock                  2.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  4  5  5  4  6
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0 10  3  3  2  6


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

MISSISSIPPI STATE 9, FLORIDA STATE 8
03/11/2011, SEC/ACC Challenge, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Loses Late Lead.

Seminoles lose five-run lead in the seventh inning; fall to Mississippi State in 10

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Florida State University softball team suffered a difficult loss on Friday evening, losing to Mississippi State, 9-8, in 10 innings in a near-three hour game that took place at Rhoads Stadium as part of the Easton SEC/ACC Challenge.

The Seminoles (12-10) let a 7-2 lead slip away in the seventh inning, allowing the Bulldogs (11-10) to score five runs in the frame - including four with two outs and a 7-3 lead. In that inning, Mississippi State's Chelsea Raines led off with solo home run to make it a four-run game. The next two batters grounded out and struck out, but Mississippi State ignited a strong comeback with the game nearly in hand for FSU.

With two outs, Ali Bainbridge singled to centerfield, and eventually advanced to third base as the next two batters were hit by a pitch and walked, respectively. With the bases loaded, Courtney Nesbit hit a two-run single through the left side to trim the deficit to 7-5. Sam Linehan then followed with a game-tying two run double to the right center gap. Morgan Bullock, who was forced to re-enter as pitcher during the inning, then induced a groundout to third base to preserve the tie.

Starter Sarah Hamilton (5-7) took the unnecessary loss simply by being the last pitcher in the contest. She re-entered in the eighth after Raines hit a leadoff double to right field. Hamilton induced a sacrifice bunt to put the winning run on third base with one out, and later would intentionally walk No. 1 hitter Bainbridge to create a force out situation. She then got Heidi Shape to foul out to short left field, and forced a groundout on a 3-1 pitch to give FSU life.

Amber Bryant provided a big hit in the 10th inning when she drove in Kirstin Austin, who started off the inning at second base as part of the international tie-breaking rule. The run-producing single gave FSU an 8-7 advantage going into the bottom of the 10th.

With a runner starting on second base, Raines pushed a drag bunt through the right side, splitting the middle infield for a base hit to put runners on the corners. On an 0-2 pitch, Jessica Cooley then hit a soft grounder to Hamilton, who threw to catcher Robin Ahrberg at home plate to force a run-down. However, a throwing error occurred on the play to bring in both runs and complete Mississippi State's comeback.

The game was the longest played by FSU since playing North Carolina in 11 innings on March 14, 2010, at JoAnne Graf Field.

Tiffani Brown led FSU with three hits, while Ahrberg and Jen Lapicki added two hits apiece. It is Lapicki's fourth multi-hit performance in her last six games. FSU recorded 11 base hits in 41 at-bats, while Mississippi State went 12-for-38 as a team.

Briana Hamilton whacked a two-run homer to give the Seminoles an early 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Woodruff, S.C., native hit her second round-tripper of the season on a 2-0 offering from starter Kylie Vry, taking the pitch the opposite way for a line-drive shot over the right center wall. Lapicki scored on the play after reaching base on a sharp double down the left field line.

In the same inning, Bullock and Kelly Hensley were issued back-to-back walks. Brown then grounded out to the pitcher but plated Bullock, and Courtney Senas reached first by reaching out for a single into left field. The frame was capped by Ahrberg's two-run double, making it 5-0.

Mississippi State recorded a run in the bottom of the third inning on a two-out, RBI single by Kaili Smith. The hit just snuck past a diving Brown at second base, driving in Bainbridge from second base. Nesbit fouled out to end the inning on a hustling play from Lapicki, who snagged the ball near the third-base dugout.

Lenahan trimmed Mississippi State's deficit to 5-2 with a leadoff home run over the centerfield wall in the fourth inning. Hamilton, however, bounced back strong by striking out three straight to help the Seminoles regain control of the inning.

A costly error by Mississippi State shortstop Bainbridge off the bat of Ahrberg brought in two unearned runs for FSU, creating a 7-2 lead. Ahrberg hit a sharp grounder to Bainbridge, but the ball passed right through her legs to drive in Bullock and Brown from second and third base, respectively.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B-3B     5  1  3   1  1  0  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        6  1  1   0  0  3  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B-C      5  0  2   2  1  0  6  0
Ashley Stager           SS        5  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-1B      5  1  2   0  0  1 14  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Kristie McConn        PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Briana Hamilton         3B-RF     5  1  1   2  0  2  1  2
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF-P      3  2  1   0  1  1  2  1
  Jessica Nori          P-DP      0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR-LF     3  0  1   1  0  2  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              41  8 11   6  5 12 27  9
Opp                              38  9 12   7  4  9 30 12

E - Opp-3, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (3)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (3), Jen Lapicki (3)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (2)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (11), Morgan Bullock 2 (4)
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (5-7)    6.0  6  4  2  3  6
Morgan Bullock                  2.2  5  2  2  0  2
Jessica Nori                    0.1  1  3  3  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  9  7  4  9
Opp                  W         10.0 11  8  5  5 12


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

ALABAMA 8, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/12/2011, TUSCALOOSA, AL, SEC/ACC Challenge

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Drop Two.

Softball falls to No. 2 Alabama and Mississippi State

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Florida State University softball team endured another difficult day as it fell in both games on Saturday against No. 2 Alabama (L, 8-0) and Mississippi State (L, 8-7) at the Easton SEC/ACC Challenge in Rhoads Stadium.

"Today we had some things that didn't go our way," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "There are a lot of talented pieces to this team and we've got to find a way to get the three aspects of the game in sync. I have a lot of confidence in this bunch and I know that we can correct this slide and get back to playing softball the Florida State way."

The Seminoles (12-12) had their best chance to earn a victory in the second game against the Bulldogs (12-11). FSU produced 12 base hits in 31 at-bats and held a 6-3 lead through four innings. Mississippi State, however, accrued four runs in the top of the fifth - highlighted by a three-run go-ahead home run from Ali Bainbridge.

Another home run by Chelsea Raines in the sixth gave the Bulldogs a two-run cushion, but FSU fought back with a sacrifice fly from Jen Lapicki in the bottom of the sixth to stay within striking distance. FSU was unable to finish its rally, as five of the next six batters were retired in the sixth and seventh innings.

Lapicki continued her impressive showing at the plate. She now holds an eight-game hitting streak after finishing 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a home run against Mississippi State. She recorded FSU's lone hit in the first game against Alabama, hitting a single off one of the nation's top pitchers in Kelsi Dunne.

Courtney Senas had a career-high three hits in the nightcap, finishing with a double and two RBIs. Robin Ahrberg went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a double, and second baseman Kristie McConn added two hits and an RBI. The three doubles recorded by Senas, Jackson and Ahrberg marked a season-high for the Seminoles.

Mississippi State got a run in the first frame when Sam Lenahan hit an RBI groundout to shortstop Ashley Stager, making it 1-0.

Shayla Jackson led off with a double to centerfield that nearly got out of the park in the second inning. Amber Bryant moved her over on a single through the left side, and Jackson then scored on a throwing error by catcher Lenahan on an attempted squeeze play. McConn provided a big hit with a two-strike, RBI single to left field, and Senas later hit an RBI single to right field.

Courtney Nesbit knotted the game at 3-3 in the third inning on a two-run home run to left field. However, Lapicki responded with a solo home run to right field in the bottom half, giving FSU the lead back at 4-3. It was Lapicki's third home run of the season, as she shows a team-leading .379 batting average on the year.

McConn added her second base hit in the fourth inning, and consecutive RBI doubles by Senas and Ahrberg extended FSU's lead to 6-3 before Mississippi State ignited another rally and earned the victory. Mississippi State's Shana Sherrod (1-0) got the win in relief after allowing one run in the final 3.1 innings pitched.

In game one, senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton (5-9) took the loss with an odd stat line - allowing just two hits in four innings pitched but giving up seven runs and six walks. Alabama did most of its damage with two outs, where it scored seven of its eight runs.

Opposing pitcher Dunne (10-1) allowed one hit in five innings pitched and struck out eight. The Tide totaled just three hits in the shortened contest.

Alabama began its first round of at-bats with two runs in the opening inning, both coming on bases-loaded walks. Cassie Reilly-Boccia and Jackey Branham each drew the run-scoring walks as Hamilton had a couple close calls work against her in both at-bats. The Tide did not register any hits in that inning, with Hamilton striking out three.

FSU threatened in the bottom half as Stager led off with a walk and Lapicki singled through the left side. Jackson pushed both runners over on a sacrifice bunt, but two batters lately Kelly Hensley ended the inning after hitting a hard grounder toward the middle that was fielded nicely by shortstop Whitney Larsen.

The game was broke open in the fourth inning when Alabama's Larsen hit a 1-0 offering for a grand slam over the left field wall to create a 7-0 advantage. Hamilton surrendered her first hit of the game in the same inning, a leadoff double down the left field line by Branham.

Alabama ended the game in the fifth when Courtney Conley delivered an RBI double to the left center gap.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         1  0  1   0  0  0  6  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Amber Bryant            LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              15  0  1   0  1  8 14  1
Opp                              17  8  3   8  8  6 15  6

2B - Opp-2
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jen Lapicki (2)
SH - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (5-8)    4.0  2  7  7  6  6
Jessica Nori                    0.2  1  1  1  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             4.2  3  8  8  8  6
Opp                  W          5.0  1  0  0  1  8


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

MISSISSIPPI STATE 8, FLORIDA STATE 7
03/12/2011, SEC/ACC Challenge, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        5  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  2  3   2  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        4  0  2   1  0  1 10  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  1  2   2  1  0  4  1
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Amber Bryant            LF-DP     3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        4  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
Morgan Bullock          P-LF      3  1  1   0  0  0  1  3
  Briana Hamilton       P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  7 12   6  2  2 21  9
Opp                              32  8 12   8  6  5 21  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Kristie McConn (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (3), Robin Ahrberg (4), Shayla Jackson (5)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Jen Lapicki (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (4), Amber Bryant (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (3)
SF - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock                  4.1  9  6  6  4  2
Sarah Hamilton       L (5-9)    2.2  3  2  2  2  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 12  8  8  6  5
Opp                  W          7.0 12  7  7  2  2


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

ALABAMA 9, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/13/2011, TUSCALOOSA, AL, SEC/ACC Challenge

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls to No. 2 Alabama.

Seminoles go winless in five-game away trip.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Florida State University softball team finished up a tough week with a 9-2 loss to second-ranked Alabama on Sunday afternoon at the Easton SEC/ACC Challenge in Rhoads Stadium.

Not executing with runners in scoring position and giving up the big play with two outs hurt the Seminoles (12-13) offensively and defensively all week, and today's contest was no different. Alabama capitalized once again when the innings were nearly ov Jen Lapicki had a tremendous week at the plate for FSU, finishing 3-for-3 with three singles this afternoon. In the four games played at this weekend's conference challenge, she finished 11-for-15 with one home run, three RBIs, one double, 15 total base Jackson, a junior, finished with two hits - including a double in the sixth inning.

Alabama started off well in the opening inning, as Cassie Reilly-Boccia hit a full-count offering for a two-run single through the right side. During the next at-bat, Alabama tried to force a rundown between first and second base to bring a run home fro Lapicki extended her hitting streak to nine games with a leadoff single up the middle in the second inning. Ashley Stager followed with a single to right field to put two runners on, and after Jackson's sacrifice bunt brought both runners in scoring pos An opportunity was squandered in the third inning by FSU, albeit another tough call went against the Seminoles. Ahrberg led off with a single, followed by a hit-and-run single through the right side from Lapicki that put runners on the corners with no o Bullock (5-2), who started the game at pitcher, was unable to catch a break in the third inning, as Jazlyn Lunceford began the inning with a bunt that was misplayed and resulted in a fielding error at first base. With two outs and the inning being over The Tide put the game away with four runs in the fourth inning, which included two run-scoring doubles and a solo home run by Jackie Traina. Traina (10-0) earned the win in the circle in today's contest.

Lauren Varsalona gave FSU some good relief today in the circle, allowing no runs on two hits in the final 2.1 innings.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  1   1  0  0  2  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   0  0  2  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  1
Jen Lapicki             C         3  1  3   0  0  0  3  2
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  2   0  0  0  3  0
Amber Bryant            LF-DP     2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Briana Hamilton       PH-DP     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          P-DP      2  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Kelly Hensley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2 10   2  1  5 18  7
Opp                              23  9  8   9  5  2 21 12

E - FSU-Kristie McConn (3)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Shayla Jackson (6)
HR - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (2)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Morgan Bullock (5)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (2), Robin Ahrberg (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock       L (5-2)    3.2  6  9  6  5  2
Lauren Varsalona                2.1  2  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  8  9  6  5  2
Opp                  W          7.0 10  2  2  1  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
10
1
ALABAMA
2
0
3
4
0
0
x
9
8
0

FLORIDA STATE 6, SOUTH ALABAMA 0
03/16/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hamilton Shuts Out USA.

Tallahassee native fans 12 in one-hit performance; FSU wins 6-0.

TALLAHASSEE, FL) - A masterful performance in the circle by senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton allowed the Florida State University softball team to defeat South Alabama, 6-0, on Wednesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

Hamilton (6-9) got the victory after pitching her second one-hitter this season - FSU's last home game against Wisconsin on March 6 also featured a one-hitter by the Tallahassee native. Hamilton struck out nearly half of her batters faced, fanning 12 to mark her second-most this season. The shutout win is her third of the season.

With 12 strikeouts in tonight's contest, Hamilton moved past former pitcher Julie Larsen for fourth-place in school history with 835 K's. She mixed her pitches effectively tonight to throw several South Alabama hitters off balance.

"Sarah threw well for us tonight and gave us what we needed," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Our defense looked much better as well and Sarah put virtually no pressure on our players to make plays with the way she was throwing tonight."

The Jaguars (21-5) entered the game with quality victories this season over Virginia Tech, Central Florida, Ole Miss, Ohio State and UAB. They were hurt by five errors that led to three unearned runs. Starter Hannah Campbell (7-3) absorbed the loss after allowing three earned runs on nine hits in six innings pitched.

Freshman Courtney Senas reached base in all four of her plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with two singles, a double and two stolen bases. Senas now ties teammate Tiffani Brown for the team lead with 13 stolen bases this season.

Junior Shayla Jackson also aided the Seminoles (13-13) offensively, recording two singles. Jackson now has four multiple-hit performances in her last eight games played.

Senior Robin Ahrberg finished 2-for-3 with an RBI, raising her batting average to .355 this season. Fellow senior Jen Lapicki ended her hitting streak at nine games tonight, but holds a .389 average this season.

FSU scored its first run in an unconventional way, as Senas was hit in the helmet while stealing second base on an errant throw on Katy Neal. After ricocheting off her helmet, the ball managed to go nearly all the way to the wall in centerfield, allowing Senas to score easily.

FSU added two more runs in the third inning, then tacked two more on in the fourth after Brown beat out an infield single to shortstop Jenny Stevens that scored Briana Hamilton from third base. Two batters later, Ahrberg hit an RBI single to shallow right field, extending the lead to 5-0. Another run was then added in the sixth when Ashley Stager scored on a passed ball.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B-3B     4  2  1   1  0  0  1  3
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  3   0  1  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B-DP     3  0  2   1  0  0  4  0
  Kelly Hensley         PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  1  0   0  1  0  8  1
  Celeste Gomez         C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B-1B     3  1  1   0  0  1  4  2
Amber Bryant            DP        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Kristie McConn        2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH-DP     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  6  9   2  2  3 21  9
Opp                              23  0  1   0  2 12 18  9

E - Opp-5, FSU-Jen Lapicki (4)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (4), Briana Hamilton (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Amber Bryant (1), Kristie McConn (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas 2 (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (6-9)    7.0  1  0  0  2 12
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  2 12
Opp                  L          6.0  9  6  3  2  3


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
03/19/2011, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Splits with N.C. State.

Seminoles win game one; Look for series win on Sunday.

RALEIGH, NC - The Florida State University softball team split its doubleheader against North Carolina State on Saturday afternoon, winning game one, 3-2, before falling in game two, 4-2, at Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Stadium in its conference-opening weekend.

The Seminoles (14-14, 1-1) were guided by Sarah Hamilton in game one, as she had another quality start and earned her second victory this week. Hamilton was effective again in the circle, allowing two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Her strikeout total is tied for her third most this season.

Hamilton did not yield a hit to N.C. State until there was one out in the third inning. Once again, the Tallahassee native was consistent and allowed her talented infield to make plays by continuously throwing strikes. When the Wolfpack (13-11, 1-1) rallied for two runs combined in the sixth and seventh innings, the senior right-hander remained poised and finished the game by throwing smart pitches.

An opportunity was lost in the second inning for Florida State. Jen Lapicki led off with a hard-hit single to third baseman Bridget Desbois, and Shayla Jackson followed with a single up the middle. A hit-by-pitch to Briana Hamilton loaded the bases with no outs, but three consecutive strikeouts blew a chance to take control of the game early.

In the sixth, Robin Ahrberg reached base on a fielding error by shortstop Chelsea Tate, and Ashley Stager then pushed a bunt single between a charging Desbois at third base and Cox in the circle, putting two runners on. Lapicki then recorded her fourth home run of the season after extending her swing over the outer half of the plate and hitting a line-drive shot over the centerfield wall.

N.C. State cut away with one run in the sixth inning, as Alyssa Allbritten hit an RBI single through the left side with two outs. Hamilton came right back to force a pop-up by Desbois to Tiffani Brown at second base.

The Wolfpack hit a leadoff double to left center to begin N.C. State's rally in the seventh inning, but Caitlin Dent was sent back to the dugout on a strikeout. After Bethany Wells advanced to third base on two wild pitches, she was brought home on an RBI groundout to first base by Alicia Abbott. Chelsea Tate then ended game one with a groundout to Briana Hamilton at third base.

FSU outhit the Wolfpack, 6-4, in game one and did not commit an error. Lapicki went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, while Jackson picked up her third consecutive multiple-hit performance with a 2-for-2 showing. Starter Kayla Cox (6-6) took the loss for N.C. State.

N.C. State jumped ahead early in game two, compiling three runs in the opening inning. Allbritten laced a two-run triple to right field, and Desbois' run-scoring single up the middle provided the Wolfpack scoring.

Ahrberg hit a two-run single to the left center gap in the third inning, but was run thrown out while trying to advance to second base by centerfield Landon Warren. Nonetheless, the two-RBI base hit put the Seminoles back within striking distance at 3-2.

N.C. State responded in the bottom of the third when Tate hit into a fielder's choice at shortstop with the bases loaded, but the ball was short-hopped to third baseman Briana Hamilton on a force-out attempt, allowing the runner to be safe while scoring a run.

Ahrberg led FSU with two hits in game two, finishing 3-for-7 in both games combined.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  1  2  3  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  8  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  1  2   3  1  0  7  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Amber Bryant            DP        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH-DP     2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Kelly Hensley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  3  6   3  2 11 21  7
Opp                              25  2  4   2  1  9 21  6

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (5)
HR - FSU-Jen Lapicki (4)
HBP - FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
SH - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (7-9)    7.0  4  2  2  1  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  2  1  9
Opp                  L          7.0  6  3  2  2 11


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
3
6
0
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/19/2011, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        3  0  2   2  0  0  6  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   0  0  0  3  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          P         2  1  1   0  0  0  0  2
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  5   2  1  3 18  9
Opp                              28  4  9   4  1  2 21 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (7), Ashley Stager (6), Kelly Hensley (2)
2B - Opp-3
SH - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock       L (5-3)    6.0  9  4  3  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  9  4  3  1  2
Opp                  W          7.0  5  2  2  1  3


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FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
03/20/2011, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Rockin' Robin.

Fifth-year senior hits two home runs as FSU defeats N.C. State, 7-2.

RALEIGH, NC - Senior Robin Ahrberg's two home runs on Sunday afternoon powered the Florida State University softball team to a 7-2 comeback win over N.C. State, allowing FSU to take the series in conference-opening weekend.

Ahrberg's game-winning blast came in the top of the seventh, a solo shot that gave the Seminoles (15-14, 2-1) the lead for good. She also hit a solo home run in the fifth inning that gave FSU's its first run. The Stillwater, Okla., native now has four round-trippers this season, and had a gutsy performance this weekend after injuring her ankle in the mid-week contest against South Alabama.

FSU showed its resiliency by notching five runs in the top of the seventh.

"Robin really showed her toughness today. I'm not surprised at all that she came through like she did today," coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was a great effort by our team not to get discouraged after being down early, and we just continued to chip away until finally taking control in the seventh."

Adding to Ahrberg's seventh-inning blast, the game was blown open by four more runs in the final inning. Briana Hamilton hit a long fly ball to centerfield with one out and the bases loaded that was dropped by centerfielder Landon Warren. The error brought in two runs, as Hamilton was credited with reaching base on an error as well as a sacrifice fly. Kristie McConn then hit an RBI single up the middle, and Tiffani Brown finished the scoring with a chopping RBI double to right field.

Sarah Hamilton (8-9) earned her third win this week, including her second against the Wolfpack (13-12, 1-2) this weekend. Hamilton allowed just one earned run on four hits with two strikeouts.

Brown, Jackson and Ahrberg each amassed two hits apiece today, while FSU outhit N.C. State, 10-4.

FSU had a chance to cross the plate in the first inning, but three runners were left on base as the Seminoles failed to score any runs. With one out, Jackson hit a slicing double to left field, and Jen Lapicki walked two batters later. Courtney Senas then worked pitcher Kayla Cox (6-7) to a full-count walk before a flyout to centerfield ended the threat.

N.C. State got on the scoreboard in the bottom half, as Bridget Desbois hit a two-out triple down the left field line that plated Alyssa Allbritten from first base. On the same play, Desbois scored on an errant throw to create an early 2-0 lead for the Wolfpack.

Another promising inning was spoiled in the third. Brown led off with a first-pitch single through the left side, and Jackson continued her hot streak at the plate with a bloop single to left field to put two runners on. N.C. State starter Cox settled down and got the next three FSU batters to pop out and strike out twice to prevent any damage.

FSU cut away in the fifth when Ahrberg drove a high 1-0 pitch over the left field wall for her third home run of the season, a solo blast that made it 2-1. Ashley Stager followed the next inning with her fifth home run of the season, tying the game after she hammered a pitch for a line-drive shot down the left field line.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        5  0  2   1  0  0  2  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        4  2  2   2  0  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         2  0  1   0  1  1  1  1
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  2  1   1  1  1  1  1
Briana Hamilton         1B        3  0  0   1  0  1  8  1
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  1   1  1  1  4  3
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  7 10   6  4  6 21 10
Opp                              24  2  4   2  4  2 21  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (7)
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (7)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Robin Ahrberg 2 (4), Ashley Stager (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (3)
SF - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (8-9)    7.0  4  2  2  4  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  2  4  2
Opp                  L          7.0 10  7  4  4  6


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 9, FLORIDA A&M 2
03/23/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Powers Past Florida A&M.

Florida State produces a season-high 16 base hits in 9-2 victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State University softball team recorded a season-high 16 base hits as it defeated cross-town opponent Florida A&M, 9-2, on Wednesday evening at the Lady Rattler Softball Complex.

The Seminoles (16-14) did most of their scoring in two big innings, scoring four runs in the second and fourth innings. The win against the Rattlers (13-17) was the 100th victory for FSU over its Tallahassee-based opponent.

"It was great to see our offense clicking once again," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We've got some players who are beginning to step up and if we can continue to progress at the plate and get more good pitching we can be a tough team to beat."

Junior Shayla Jackson led FSU with a 3-for-5 performance and two RBIs, marking her second three-hit game of the season. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native has 11 multiple-hit performances this season, tying senior Robin Ahrberg for the most on the team. Jackson had two doubles, a single and two RBIs in tonight's contest.

Leadoff hitter and sophomore third baseman Tiffani Brown added two RBIs tonight, going 2-for-5 with two singles. The bottom three hitters in the starting lineup - Kristie McConn, Kirstin Austin and Morgan Bullock - combined to go 5-for-10 with two RBIs and two doubles.

Senior Ashley Stager went 2-for-3, while Ahrberg recorded her fifth home run this season, including her third home run in her last five at-bats. FSU's 16 base hits came in 36 at-bats.

Equally impressive was the Florida State pitching staff consisting of Sarah Hamilton (9-9), Jessica Nori and Lauren Varsalona. Hamilton earned her fourth consecutive victory by allowing two runs on two hits while striking out six in four innings pitched against 17 batters. Redshirt freshman Jessica Nori then came in and pitched two hitless innings, and Varsalona closed out the game with one shutout frame.

The three pitchers prevented the Rattlers from getting a base hit between the second and seventh innings, a span of 25 batters.

Florida A&M took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-strike double by Whitney Robinson to left center, scoring Tenisha Dixon and Tera Gainer on the play. Robinson was caught in a rundown trying to go to third base and was tagged out to end the inning. The play before, Stager attempted to field a ball at shortstop but was run into by base runner Dixon from second base, with no call being made.

FSU came back with four runs in the second inning. Stager led off with a walk, and later scored on an infield single by Austin. Two runs then scored on a fielder's choice to third base by Bullock, including one resulting from a rundown. Brown then hit a single and was scored on an RBI single by Jackson up the middle.

The Seminoles scored four runs on five hits in the fourth inning, extended their lead to 8-2. Bullock hit an RBI single to left center, and Brown followed with another run-scoring single to left center. Jackson then totaled her third hit of the game on an RBI double, and later scored on a wild pitch.

Ahrberg then put the finishing touches on the game with a solo home run to centerfield in the sixth inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        5  2  2   2  0  1  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF-CF     5  1  3   2  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   0  0  0  5  2
  Celeste Gomez         C         1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  2   0  1  0  2  4
Briana Hamilton         1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  5  0
  Kelly Hensley         1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  2   0  0  0  2  1
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  2  2   1  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF-RF     3  2  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  9 16   7  2  4 21 11
Opp                              25  2  2   2  2  8 21 12

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (9), Kelly Hensley (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson 2 (9), Kristie McConn (1), Kirstin Austin (1)
HR - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (5)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (2), Morgan Bullock (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (9-9)    4.0  2  2  0  1  6
Jessica Nori                    2.0  0  0  0  0  2
Lauren Varsalona                1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  2  0  2  8
Opp                  L          7.0 16  9  9  2  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA A&M
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NORTH CAROLINA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/26/2011, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Loses in Doubleheader.

North Carolina slips past Florida State in two games - 1-0 and 3-2.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Impressive starts by pitchers Sarah Hamilton and Jessica Nori were spoiled as the Florida State University softball team lost both games of a doubleheader, 1-0 and 3-2, to North Carolina on Saturday afternoon at Anderson Stadium.

The Seminoles (16-16, 2-3) had another tough day on offense when runners were on base, stranding a combined 13 base runners. The combined two runs on the day were not enough to salvage great outings by Hamilton and Nori, who kept FSU in both games by pounding the strike zone and keeping the Tar Heels (21-12, 4-1) from hitting balls in the air.

Hamilton (9-11) took an undeserving loss for FSU in game one, pitching extremely well all game. The Tallahassee native pitched six strong innings and allowed just one run on five hits with four strikeouts. It is the seventh time this season that Hamilton has started a game and gotten two runs or less of run support.

Hamilton did not allow a base runner through her first three innings pitched, showing excellent command throughout the game. When UNC batters did reach base and get into scoring position, Hamilton found ways to leave those innings unblemished. Her one mistake came with a bit of confusion, occurring on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch that appeared to hit off the knob of the bat for a foul ball.

Tiffani Brown finished 2-for-4 to lead the Seminoles in the first game, while FSU finished with three hits overall. Shayla Jackson provided the other hit, going 1-for-3.

FSU had a chance to start the game strong after Brown and Jackson led off the game by reaching base. Two outs later, Ashley Stager drew a walk to load the bases, but the Seminoles were not able to bring any runs home after a strikeout to end the inning.

The Seminoles were bit by a difficult call that allowed the Tar Heels to score the game's first and only run in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded and a full count, Brittany McKinney appeared to foul a ball off the knob of her bat, which is what was originally ruled. After a conference by the three umpires, a reverse of the call was made and it was ruled that McKinney was hit by a pitch to bring in the game-winning run. Kelli Wheeler led off the inning with a double to centerfield and ended up scoring the run.

FSU had another prime chance in the sixth, as Jen Lapicki led off the inning by reaching base on an error. Stager then got on base by a fielder's choice bunt and was placed on second base when Briana Hamilton stepped to the plate. Hamilton hit a line-shot that looked to go over the head of centerfielder Dani Manko, but Manko made a leaping catch to preserve the lead for UNC.

In game two, another bases-loaded walk resulted in an early 1-0 lead for UNC in the third inning, as Ally Blake brought in the first run with a patient at-bat. FSU had a chance to respond in the fifth when Jackson hit a sinking liner to left field that was snagged by a diving Amy Nece, robbing a possible run-scoring hit. In the bottom half of the fifth, Jackson returned the favor by making a nice play on a liner from Nece with two outs that would have scored a Tar Heel from third base.

Nori threw five strong innings and allowed two earned runs in the second game, taking a no decision. The Weston, Fla., native overpowered several of the UNC hitters, utilizing his fastball and finding good placement on her pitches through most of the afternoon. Hamilton entered the game for FSU in the top of the sixth and endured her second loss of the day after allowing a sacrifice fly Kelsey Green, bringing in the game-winning run. The loss dropped FSU's record to 1-7 in 1-run games this season.

The only source of offense in game two came off the bat of Ashley Stager, who hit a two-run home run to give FSU a brief 2-1 lead in the sixth. It was Stager's 19th home run of her career, and the sixth of the year to tie her season high. She is now tied with former Seminole Lisa Davidson (1991-94) for sixth place on FSU's career home runs list.

The Seminoles outhit UNC in game two, 8-6, as Robin Ahrberg and Briana Hamilton led the team with two hits apiece.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  2   0  0  0  4  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0  4  1
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  3
Briana Hamilton         1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  6  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  0  3   0  2  3 18  5
Opp                              23  1  5   1  1  4 21  6

E - Opp-4, FSU-Jen Lapicki (5)
2B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (9-10)   6.0  5  1  1  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  5  1  1  1  4
Opp                  W          7.0  3  0  0  2  3


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NORTH CAROLINA 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/26/2011, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  2
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  3
Briana Hamilton         1B        3  0  2   0  0  0  8  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            2  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  2  8   2  0  2 18 10
Opp                              22  3  6   3  3  1 21  8

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (4)
HR - FSU-Ashley Stager (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (15)
CS - FSU-Kristie McConn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori                    5.0  5  2  2  1  1
Sarah Hamilton       L (9-11)   1.0  1  1  1  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  6  3  3  3  1
Opp                  W          7.0  8  2  2  0  2


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NORTH CAROLINA
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NORTH CAROLINA 4, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/27/2011, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Swept by UNC.

Florida State offense shut down in 4-0 loss on Sunday.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Another rough offensive performance by the Florida State University softball team resulted in a 4-0 loss to North Carolina on a chilly afternoon at Anderson Stadium, giving FSU a winless weekend in the ACC.

The Seminoles (16-17, 2-4) produced only three base hits in the wintry climate, as UNC starter Lori Spingola (18-8) picked up her third straight victory this weekend. FSU kept it within two runs and gave itself a chance in the late innings, but a key two-out home run by Ally Blake to left field in the sixth inning broke the game open for the Tar Heels (22-12, 5-1).

Kirstin Austin, Shayla Jackson and Robin Ahrberg each recorded singles for the Seminoles. Pitcher Sarah Hamilton made an early relief appearance and pitched well overall, allowing two earned runs on the day.

Three Seminoles were left on base in the top of the first as they couldn't take advantage of the bases loaded. With one out, Jackson hit a two-strike pitch up the middle for a single, then moved to second base on an opposite field single by Ahrberg. Two batters later, Ashley Stager worked the count for a walk and a quality at-bat, but a groundout to shortstop Logan Foulks ended FSU's threat to score.

North Carolina struck early when Kelli Wheeler hit a leadoff home run to right center in the first inning, making it 1-0. FSU's Hamilton then entered the game with one out in the first inning and forced a strikeout and popout to keep the Seminole deficit at bay.

Stager walked again to lead off the fourth inning, and advanced to second base on a wild pitch to put a runner in scoring position with one out. However, a strikeout and a sharp lineout by Kristie McConn prevented the Seminoles from crossing the plate after Elisha Elliot made a nice basket catch on McConn's hard liner.

UNC added an insurance run in the fifth as Haleigh Dickey hit a single off the centerfield wall, then advanced to second on the relay throw to home plate. Later in the frame, Faulks and Brittany Robinson had consecutive walks to load the bases, but Hamilton forced an infield fly to Brittany McKinney and struck out pinch hitter Chelsey Butler to prevent the game from breaking wide open.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  0  0   0  0  0  8  1
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  0   0  2  0  2  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Briana Hamilton         1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Morgan Bullock          P                            0  0
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  0  3   0  2  5 18  2
Opp                              23  4  6   4  7  7 21  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (6)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Morgan Bullock       L (5-4)    0.1  2  1  1  0  1
Sarah Hamilton                  5.2  4  3  2  7  6
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  6  4  3  7  7
Opp                  W          7.0  3  0  0  2  5


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FLORIDA STATE
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3
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NORTH CAROLINA
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0
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x
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6
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FLORIDA STATE 1, VIRGINIA TECH 0
04/02/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Softball Settles for Split.

Florida State defeats Hokies in game one, but gives up late lead in game two loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Powered by strong pitching performances from Sarah Hamilton and Jessica Nori, the Florida State University softball team nearly came away with a doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon. Instead, it settled for a split against Virginia Tech, winning game one, 1-0, before falling in 10 innings in game two, 2-1.

"We competed for all 17 innings, but it was difficult to lose that second game," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I thought our pitching today was outstanding with Sarah and Jessica in the circle. Both girls threw real well today and helped make both games what they were - pitchers' duels. We always know we're in for a battle when we play Virginia Tech, and that's what both of today's games were. We're going to keep a positive approach and hopefully come out tomorrow with a big series win."

Hamilton (10-12) pitched a brilliant first game, throwing her fourth shutout of the season in a complete game three-hitter. Hamilton struck out 10 batters, her third double-digit strikeout performance this season as well as her third-most this year. In six of her seven innings pitched, Hamilton struck out at least one batter, picking her spots and pounding the strike zone all afternoon.

The game-winning blast in game one came off the bat of senior Jen Lapicki, who launched a tape-measure solo shot to left field with one out in the sixth inning. Altogether, FSU produced five hits off Virginia Tech ace Jasmin Harrell (13-3), with Lapicki producing two of those hits. Senior shortstop Ashley Stager had FSU's other extra-base hit off Harrell, hitting a double in the fourth inning.

Tiffani Brown led off the bottom of the first with an infield single, then advanced to second base on a groundout by Shayla Jackson. Two batters later, Lapicki hit a sharp liner to right field that was snagged by outfielder Marra Hvozdovic to prevent a run-scoring play.

With one out in the third frame, Morgan Bullock hit a hard single up the middle that bounced off Harrell's glove. Brown pushed Bullock to second base on a groundout, then the Dacula, Ga., native reached third base on a wild pitch. Jackson ended the scoring threat with a groundout to the shortstop.

Another opportunity fizzled for FSU in the fourth inning. With one out, Lapicki singled up the middle and was moved to third base after Stager doubled off Harrell's leg, with the ball landing toward the Virginia Tech dugout to put two runners in scoring position. However, FSU's next two hitters were struck out as another chance was wasted for the Seminoles (17-18, 3-5).

Following Lapicki's fifth home run of the year in the bottom of the sixth, Hamilton induced three consecutive groundouts to give the Seminoles a key win in game one.

In game two, starter Jessica Nori earned a no decision but had another fine start for the Seminoles. She stayed aggressive toward the Virginia Tech hitters, barely wasted any of her pitches, and allowed just one run on four hits in six innings pitched. Her low pitch count also makes her a viable option to get some time in the circle for Sunday's rubber-game matchup.

Game two lasted 2 hours 45 minutes as FSU played its second 10-inning contest of the season, falling on the wrong end once again. The Seminoles are now 0-3 in extra inning games this season.

Brown led FSU on offense in the second game, going 2-for-5. Freshman Courtney Senas also had a pair of singles to give the Seminoles a boost at the sixth spot.

FSU started the scoring as Lapicki hit a fielder's choice to second baseman Bkaye Smith that scored Brown from third base. Smith opted to throw home instead of getting the sure out at first base with one out, as a hustling Brown beat the tag to put FSU on top in the first inning at 1-0.

With one out in the seventh, Nori was replaced by Hamilton after surrendering a leadoff double to Dani Anderson. Hamilton came in and walked Betty Rose to put two runners on, then forced a foul pop-out and a lineout to come within one out of a save and a doubleheader sweep. However, Ashton Ward hit an RBI single to left field as Bullock's relay from the outfield fell way short of home plate.

Both teams continued to struggle offensively for the majority of the extra innings, but the Hokies (27-9, 5-3) found some life in the top of the 10th when Ward led off with a double to left field.

Two batters later, Smith hit a slow-rolling single to Hamilton, and Richelle McGarva brought in the winning run on a sharp fielder's choice to Kristie McConn at second base, who decided to throw to home plate instead of trying for what would have been a difficult double play. The throw and tag did not beat Ward, and FSU failed to score in the bottom half as it settled for a difficult split.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  5
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         3  1  2   1  0  0 10  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Briana Hamilton         1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  1  5   1  1  6 21  7
Opp                              23  0  3   0  1 10 18  5

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager (3)
HR - FSU-Jen Lapicki (5)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (10-11)  7.0  3  0  0  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  1 10
Opp                  L          6.0  5  1  1  1  6


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

VIRGINIA TECH 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/02/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        5  1  2   0  0  0  4  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  0   1  1  1  6  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        5  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  2  0  6  5
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  2   0  0  2  3  0
Briana Hamilton         1B        4  0  0   0  0  0 10  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  3
  Sarah Hamilton        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  1  6   1  3  5 30  9
Opp                              36  2  7   2  4  5 30 17

E - Opp-2, FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
2B - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori                    6.0  4  1  1  1  1
Sarah Hamilton       L (10-12)  4.0  3  1  1  3  4
                               ===================
FSU                            10.0  7  2  2  4  5
Opp                  W         10.0  6  1  0  3  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
VIRGINIA TECH
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
2
7
2
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
1

VIRGINIA TECH 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/03/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Series Finale.

Seminoles fall to Hokies in eight innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Despite making a late three-run comeback, the Florida State University softball team suffered a 4-3 loss in eight innings against Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (17-19, 3-6) were trailing 3-0 through the first four innings, as Virginia Tech ace Jasmin Harrell looked impressive in the circle during that time. The FSU offense began to heat up with two runs in the fifth and a game-tying run in the sixth, outhitting the Hokies (28-9, 6-3) 9-6 in today's contest.

Holding down the Virginia Tech bats was FSU reliever Jessica Nori (2-3), who took the loss despite giving up just one run in the final six innings. The Weston, Fla., native's last three appearances have all been impressive, as she once again overpowered the Hokies with her accurate fastball throughout the afternoon.

Tiffani Brown and Celeste Gomez led FSU with two hits apiece, including Gomez's first career home run in the fifth inning. Sophomore Briana Hamilton was steady defensively at third base and added her third home run of the year to highlight the FSU comeback.

The Hokies scored first in the opening frame as Dani Anderson crossed the plate on a two-strike wild pitch from Sarah Hamilton. Anderson reached first base on a single to centerfield with one out, and three batters later Ashton Ward walked to load the bases with two outs. Hamilton recorded one of her three strikeouts in the inning when she fanned Marra Hvozdovic on a full-count pitch, catching her looking on an inside fastball to end the inning.

After Hamilton gave up a hit-by-pitch, she was replaced by Nori in the third inning. Betty Rose then hit a lining double to left field to put two runners in scoring position, and Kristen Froehlich did her job by driving in a run after grounding out softly to second base. Ward then hit an RBI double to the right center gap to cap the Virginia Tech scoring.

FSU marched back with two runs in the fifth inning. Hamilton launched her third home run of the season on a solo shot to left field to cut the deficit to 3-1. Two batters later, Gomez hammered a 1-2 offering from Harrell for another solo home run, this one to left center, to make it 3-2.

Amber Bryant's heads-up base running brought the game to a tie in the sixth inning. The Pomona, Calif., native pinch ran for Jen Lapicki after she singled up the middle. Robin Ahrberg then lay down a sacrifice bunt to the third base side, and Bryant reached second base and then scampered to third after seeing the base was uncovered. With one out, Ashley Stager hit a chopping grounder to the shortstop, who looked off Bryant and then got the out at first base. However, Bryant charged home and slid around the tag at home plate to give the Seminoles a key run.

FSU had a chance to win the game in the seventh inning, loading the bases with two outs after Jackson hit a single to left field. Lapicki then stepped to the dish against reliever Kenzie Roark (15-5) and fouled out to end the scoring threat.

The game-winning run was scored in the eighth when Laura Wolff stepped to the plate with two runners in scoring position. Wolff hit a slow-rolling grounder to shortstop Ashley Stager, who briefly struggled with the exchange before throwing home late as Ward scored on a fielder's choice.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  2   0  0  1  2  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             C         4  0  1   0  0  0  7  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  9  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  0   1  0  0  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  5
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  0  0   0  1  1  3  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3  9   3  1  4 24 12
Opp                              29  4  6   3  4  7 24  9

2B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3), Celeste Gomez (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-3, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (16)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  2.0  2  3  3  3  6
Jessica Nori         L (2-3)    6.0  4  1  1  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  4  4  4  7
Opp                  W          8.0  9  3  3  1  4


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

CENTRAL FLORIDA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/06/2011, ORLANDO, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Softball Falls to UCF.

Knights score two runs with two outs in the seventh to get past FSU.

ORLANDO, FL - A chaotic ending to a pitcher's duel resulted in a walk-off 2-1 victory for UCF as it defeated the Florida State University softball team on Wednesday evening at the UCF Softball Complex in Orlando, Fla.

With Sarah Hamilton (10-13) dominating the Knights (13-22) throughout the evening, UCF managed to pull some late-inning heroics after compiling just one hit off the senior right-hander through the first six innings. In the seventh frame, the Knights' first two batters went down for the first two outs, but Vanessa Perez gave UCF life on a single up the middle.

From there, FSU's one-run lead dwindled away. Patrice Fee laced a sharp double down the left field line, causing left fielder Kelly Hensley to chase it down after playing further away from the line. Hensley tried to make a slide toward the traveling ball to prevent it from getting past her, but ended up kicking it to the side to buy more time for a hustling Perez to advance home.

The following play, Tiffany Lane hit a grounder to Briana Hamilton at third base, whose throw to Jen Lapicki at first base was wide and pulled her off the bag. The ball ended up tipping off Lapicki's glove and allowed Fee to score on a throwing error.

The difficult loss drops FSU to 2-10 this season in one-run games. Hamilton took another undeserving loss, scattering just three hits on just one earned run while striking out nine of her 27 batters faced.

The former Chiles High standout did not allow a hit through her first 4 2/3 innings pitched until allowing a single up the middle by Lane. Hamilton was dominant all evening, showing good command of all her pitches while mixing them up enough to keep the UCF offense guessing. Despite issuing four walks, she pounded the strike zone in every spot and did a good job of getting ahead of most of her batters in the count.

She now has 891 strikeouts for her established career, just nine shy of becoming the second Seminole in history to amass 900 strikeouts.

Ashley Stager led FSU with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate, driving in the lone run for the Seminoles. Tiffani Brown and Robin Ahrberg also had one hit apiece as both teams combined for just seven hits.

UCF starter Diana Rojas (5-7) earned the victory after allowing one run on four hits in seven innings pitched. She managed just one strikeout, which ties a season-low for the Seminoles, but was aided by FSU's hitters swinging early in the count, which helped make the game last just 1 hour 34 minutes.

Stager's two-out, first-pitch swing in the sixth inning fell just beyond the outstretched arms of diving second baseman Natalie Lane to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead. The play looked to be enough in a pitching-dominated game until UCF pulled off the win in the seventh.

FSU was looking to put some early runs on the scoreboard in the second inning, but came away empty. Stager led off with a bunt single between the pitcher and catcher toward the first-base side, and Ahrberg then reached base on a fielding error by second baseman Land. However, the next three Seminole batters could not advance both runners and UCF ended the frame unscathed.

Stager's run-scoring single was helped by the base running of Brown, who singled up the middle to lead off the sixth and then stole second base for her team-leading 17th of the season. She was then advanced to third base by Lapicki on a key groundout to the right side to set up Stager's big hit.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  7  1
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  8  2
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  1  4   1  0  1 20  9
Opp                              23  2  3   1  4  9 21 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (7)
2B - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (17), Ashley Stager (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (10-13)  6.2  3  2  1  4  9
                               ===================
FSU                             6.2  3  2  1  4  9
Opp                  W          7.0  4  1  1  0  1


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
4
1
CENTRAL FLORIDA
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 8, VIRGINIA 0
04/09/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Splits with Virginia.

Sarah Hamilton tosses sixth career no-hitter in game one win; FSU falls in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Senior right-hander Sarah Hamilton's sixth career no-hitter paced the Florida State University softball team to a five-inning, mercy-rule win in game one over Virginia, 8-0. FSU, however, lost a low-scoring affair in game two by a 2-1 score.

Hamilton (11-13) and an opportunistic Seminole (18-21, 4-7) offense made short work of the Cavaliers (18-20, 2-8) in a first game that lasted just 1 hour 24 minutes. The senior standout's no-hit performance was her first of the season and moved her past FSU great Casey Hunter for second place on the all-time list. Hamilton only trails former USA Softball National Player of the Year Jessica van der Linden, who has nine no-hitters.

Spoiling her perfect game quest were two walks that she issued in the fourth and fifth innings. Hamilton was perfect through the first 3.2 frames, and totaled eight strikeouts in 17 batters faced.

Hamilton is setting herself up for more history on Sunday - she is looking to become just the second Seminole to reach 900 career strikeouts. Her gem this afternoon leaves her with 899 K's, which ironically ties van der Linden for second place in school history. The Tallahassee native needs only 41 more strikeouts to break Tiffany McDonald's school record of 939.

Helping the cause in game one was that FSU jumped on the Cavaliers early and often. The Seminoles scored three quick runs in the first inning, extending their record to 11-4 when scoring first and 8-3 when they score in the opening frame.

Junior Shayla Jackson led FSU with a 2-for-3 performance and two RBIs, which included her third triple of the season. Nearly every position starter recorded a base hit, as FSU produced 10 hits altogether to mark its most since recording a season-high 16 at Florida A&M on March 23. The 10 hits also tied for FSU's most in 11 conference games this season.

The Seminoles started off well with three runs on two hits in the first inning. With Tiffani Brown on third base and one out, Jen Lapicki lay down an RBI bunt to the pitcher, who decided to throw home on a fielder's choice as Lapicki sacrificed Brown to home plate.

Robin Ahrberg and Courtney Senas brought more runs in when each recorded nearly identical hits - bloop run-scoring doubles to right center that extended the Seminole lead to 3-0.

Jackson kept the offensive outburst going in the second inning when she tripled off the right center wall to drive in Morgan Bullock and Brown. After Lapicki reached base on a single and Ashley Stager doubled to left field, pinch hitter Briar Stanley recorded an RBI groundout to the shortstop to make it 7-0. Celeste Gomez then kept the trend going with a run-scoring single to left center to create an eight-run lead.

Virginia's Melanie Mitchell (11-10) took the loss in game one after letting up six runs in one inning pitched. Mitchell then started game two and made her necessary adjustments to hold FSU to just five base hits.

Mitchell spoiled FSU's goal of a doubleheader sweep by holding the Seminoles to just 2-for-12 with runners on base. FSU was only able to capitalize once with runners in scoring position in game two, going 1-for-5 with Briana Hamilton providing the lone hit on an RBI single to right center with two outs in the sixth inning.

Hamilton finished the second game with a team-best two hits, while Lapicki, Stanley and Bullock contributed with one single apiece.

Virginia got its first run of the day in the opening frame. After getting her first two batters out, starting pitcher Jessica Nori (2-4) surrendered a single to centerfield by Marcy Bowdren, followed by a single up the middle by Stephanie Harris. Erica Cipollini then drove in the game's first run on a single to right center to give the Cavaliers an early 1-0 lead.

FSU looked to rebound in the second inning when Stanley and Hamilton were on first and second base with just one out. Senas and Bullock, however, recorded consecutive strikeouts to end the threat.

Another opportunity knocked in the sixth for FSU, as Hamilton's run-scoring hit with two outs advanced a runner to third base with pinch hitter Robin Ahrberg stepping to the plate. Ahrberg, like many of today's hitters in game two, was forced adjust to a wider struck zone and ended up striking out to preserve the Virginia lead.

Nori had a solid stat line despite enduring the loss in the second game, allowing only two runs on eight hits in a complete-game performance.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        1  2  1   0  2  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        2  2  1   1  0  0  3  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH-DP     2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   1  1  1  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  1   1  1  0  8  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  8 10   7  4  2 15  0
Opp                              15  0  0   0  2  8 12  4

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager (4), Robin Ahrberg (6), Courtney Senas (5)
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
SH - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (19), Shayla Jackson (3), Celeste Gomez (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (11-13)  5.0  0  0  0  2  8
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  0  0  0  2  8
Opp                  L          4.0 10  8  8  4  2


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

VIRGINIA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/09/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        1  0  1   0  2  0 11  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  5
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  1  0  2  1
  Kristie McConn        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briar Stanley           DP        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  2   1  0  1  2  5
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Robin Ahrberg         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  1  5   1  4  9 21 12
Opp                              28  2  8   2  1  1 21  5

E - FSU-Ashley Stager (8)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Amber Bryant (1), Briana Hamilton 2 (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         L (2-4)    7.0  8  2  2  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  2  2  1  1
Opp                  W          7.0  5  1  1  4  9


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, VIRGINIA 1
04/10/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Charge Beats UVA.

Consecutive three-run innings in the fifth and sixth by FSU softball earn victory over Virginia.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Trailing 1-0 in the fifth inning, the Florida State University softball team found a way to produce some big hits and roll past Virginia, 6-1, on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (19-21, 5-7) and Cavaliers (18-21, 2-9) were locked in another pitchers' duel through the first five frames, with winning pitcher Sarah Hamilton (12-13) and Virginia ace Melanie Mitchell (11-11) consistently getting hitters out with good pitches in the circle.

However, after Virginia managed to pull ahead on a two-out, bloop single to left field by Stephanie Harris in the top of the fifth, the Seminoles found some life in their bats. From there, FSU pounded out six of its eight hits over the final three innings to wear down Mitchell and propel it to the second ACC series victory of the season.

"It was big for our team to get this series win," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Virginia came up with a deflating hit there in the fifth, but our team managed to fight back and come through with some big hits and big runs late in the game. Today's game is a great learning experience for our team, and we're hoping that our big performances in some crucial situations today can become contagious for the rest of the season."

The first run for FSU was caused by a throwing error from Virginia first baseman Harris. After Morgan Bullock reached base with one out on a single, she stole second base and then traveled to third on a single up the middle by Tiffani Brown. From there, Brown got in a rundown between first and second base to try and push Bullock home, distracting Harris and forcing her into a bad throw toward Bullock as she tried to keep the Dacula, Ga., native from scoring. Bullock then crossed the plate and Brown reached third base on the miscue.

The game-winning hit occurred when junior Shayla Jackson subsequently stepped to the plate. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native sliced a single to left field to score Brown. Later, freshman Celeste Gomez added an insurance run on a sacrifice fly to right field.

Jackson finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, while senior Ashley Stager led FSU's offense with two hits and three RBIs. Stager's three-run double to left center in the sixth essentially put the game out of reach, hammering a pitch to the gap that brought home Brown, Jackson and Jen Lapicki in a bases-loaded situation. The big play came with two outs.

In FSU's four-game week, Stager batted 5-for-13 (.385) with two doubles, four RBIs and seven total bases.

Capping off an impressive week was senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton, who once again gave FSU an opportunity to win after shutting down the opposing offense. Virginia managed just six hits, all singles, off the Tallahassee native. Hamilton registered a complete game and struck out 10 batters - her fourth double-digit strikeout performance this season. Her first strikeout of the game against Alison Pittman in the first inning made her the second Seminole to reach the 900 career strikeout mark. Hamilton now trails all-time leader Tiffany McDonald by just 30 K's.

The former Chiles High standout also did not allow an earned run today against the Cavaliers. In three starts this week, she went 2-1 with a 0.38 ERA and struck out 27 batters in 18.2 innings pitched.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  1   0  0  2  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  2   1  0  1  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        1  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  2   3  0  1  2  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   1  1  0 10  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  5  1
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  6  8   5  2  6 21  1
Opp                              27  1  6   1  3 10 18  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (10)
2B - FSU-Jen Lapicki (4), Ashley Stager (5)
HBP - FSU-Jen Lapicki 3 (6)
SH - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (2)
SF - FSU-Celeste Gomez (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (4), Morgan Bullock (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (12-13)  7.0  6  1  0  3 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  0  3 10
Opp                  L          6.0  8  6  5  2  6


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VIRGINIA
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
6
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
3
3
6
8
1

FLORIDA STATE 5, MERCER 4
04/12/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Mercer.

Timely hits and solid pitching push Florida State softball past Bears in doubleheader.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Boosted by a clutch three-run home run from sophomore Briana Hamilton, the Florida State University softball team defeated Mercer in walk-off fashion in game one, 5-4, and never looked back as it won game two, 3-0, on Tuesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

In the first game, the Seminoles (21-21) won their first walk-off contest of the season when junior Shayla Jackson laced a double to right center in the seventh inning with sophomore Tiffani Brown on first base with one out. Brown flew around the basepaths and voraciously rounded third base as Mercer's relay throw looked to beat her at home plate. Brown, however, was able to slide around the attempted tag by catcher Sarah Santana and provide the walk-off heroics.

"It feels good to finally get a walk-off win in our favor," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We don't know what kind of position we would be in if Bri (Hamilton) didn't come through with that big home run. I definitely think today's games were two good team wins - we provided hits when it counted and continued to get great pitching from (Jessica) Nori and (Sarah) Hamilton."

The first game was somewhat turbulent at first for FSU. Down 2-0 in the bottom of the third, Jackson hit a big RBI to left center to cut the deficit to 2-1. Mercer responded with two runs in the fourth inning, including one where it failed a bases loaded suicide squeeze yet scored from third base as FSU was unable to tag Randi Rea in a rundown situation.

Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Robin Ahrberg led off with a single through the left side, and Celeste Gomez followed with a hit by pitch to put two runners on base. Two batters later, Hamilton drove a 3-2 offering from Mercer starter Jenni Holtz (10-9) over the right field wall to tie the game at 4-4.

Shutting down the Bears (21-17) for most of the game was FSU pitcher Jessica Nori (3-4). The Weston, Fla., native threw 6.2 innings of relief and did not allowed an earned run on six hits with a career-high six strikeouts. In Nori's last six appearances, including three Atlantic Coast Conference starts, she has allowed just six earned runs in 32.2 innings pitched for a 1.29 ERA.

Jackson led FSU with two extra-base hits and two RBIs in game one, while Ahrberg added two singles.

Senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton (13-13) took over in game two, throwing her 17th complete game and sixth shutout of the season while allowing just two hits with 10 strikeouts. The Tallahassee native now is just 21 strikeouts away from breaking Tiffany McDonald's school record of 939.

Like Jackson in game one, Gomez provided two doubles for the Seminoles in the second contest in the second and sixth innings. FSU outhit the Bears in the game, 5-2.

Morgan Bullock provided the first run of the game in the bottom of the second when she hit an important two-out, opposite-field single to left field to drive in Gomez and make it 1-0. FSU then manufactured its second run in the third when Ashley Stager hit an RBI groundout to the third baseman.

Gomez produced an insurance run in the sixth inning when she drove in Stager on a lining double down the left field line, creating the game's final score at 3-0.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  9  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  0   0  0  1  7  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   3  0  2  1  3
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Lauren Varsalona        P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  5  7   5  1  6 21 11
Opp                              30  4  9   1  1  6 19  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jessica Nori (1), Briana Hamilton (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson 2 (11)
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Celeste Gomez (1), Morgan Bullock (2)
SH - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (20), Robin Ahrberg (2), Morgan Bullock (8)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lauren Varsalona                0.1  3  2  1  0  0
Jessica Nori         W (3-4)    6.2  6  2  0  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  4  1  1  6
Opp                  L          6.1  7  5  5  1  6


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MERCER
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
4
9
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
3
0
0
1
5
7
2

FLORIDA STATE 3, MERCER 0
04/12/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  3  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        1  0  0   0  2  1  3  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR-DP     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  2   1  0  0 10  0
Courtney Senas          CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Morgan Bullock          LF        1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Kelly Hensley         PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  3  5   3  4  2 21  5
Opp                              23  0  2   0  3 10 18 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (9)
2B - FSU-Celeste Gomez 2 (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (21), Shayla Jackson (4)
CS - FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)

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


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MERCER
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
0
0
1
x
3
5
1

FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH FLORIDA 7
04/13/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Gets Past North Florida.

Seminoles combine for 27 hits in two-game sweep over Ospreys.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State University softball team managed to come back from a seven-run hole as it defeated the University of North Florida in game one, 9-7, before coasting to a 6-1 victory in game two on Wednesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (23-21, 5-7) accomplished their goal of finishing their back-to-back doubleheader slate with four victories, using it as momentum heading into this weekend's important conference series at Boston College. FSU broke out with a remarkable hitting attack in game one, which included an eight-run, 10-hit output in the fourth inning to climb back from a 7-0 deficit.

Overall, FSU finished with a season-high 17 base hits in game one, eclipsing its previous high of 16 against Florida A&M on March 23. Sophomore Tiffani Brown's 3-for-4 performance with two RBIs was her sixth three-hit game of the season, while junior Shayla Jackson's three hits marked her team-leading 16th multiple-hit performance of the season.

Robin Ahrberg, Celeste Gomez, Briana Hamilton and Morgan Bullock added two hits apiece. The Seminoles recorded 13 singles and four extra-base hits in game one, highlighted by Brown's triple down the left field line in the fifth inning. For the game, the Seminoles batted 17-for-33.

The Ospreys (20-25) got off to a fast start as they were boosted by some FSU miscues in the field. They scored five runs in the third inning as Caroline Torre, Danica Mandarano and Alyson Bailey each record consecutive run-scoring singles to spark the UNF lead. UNF then added two more runs in the fourth inning when Mariah Reynolds and Mandarano connected on run-scoring singles.

FSU's eight-run outburst was started by Bullock's two-run double to left center. Brown then slapped a two-run single up the middle, and Jackson added an RBI single to the left side to make it 7-5. FSU chipped away with more one-baggers, as Jen Lapicki and Ahrberg stepped up with consecutive singles. An illegal pitch by reliever Cortney Radke (18-16) brought home another run before Ashley Stager tied the game on another RBI single up the middle.

The game-winning hit occurred when Celeste Gomez took a full-count offering and hit a run-scoring double to right center to highlight the frame. An insurance run was added in the fifth when Brown scored on an illegal pitch after tripling to lead off the inning. Jessica Nori (4-4) earned the victory for FSU, pitching five innings but not allowing an earned run while striking out five of her 24 batters faced. Sophomore pitcher Dale Townsend got her first start of the season and pitched well, striking out three in two innings pitched.

Senior starter Sarah Hamilton (14-13) set the tone in game two, shutting down the Ospreys with 14 strikeouts and allowing just two hits and one run in another complete game performance. The Tallahassee native continues to march toward FSU's all-time strikeouts record, advancing her total to 933 to sit just seven shy of breaking former pitcher Tiffany McDonald's mark of 939.

Hamilton was perfect through the first three innings, not allowing a base runner while striking out five during that span. Jackie Reese then led off the fourth with a bunt through the right side that Hamilton picked up and errantly threw to first base, pulling Brown off the bag. She battled back and eventually struck out the side in the fifth and seventh innings to mark her second-highest total of the season.

FSU pulled away from UNF in game two because of its production at the top of the lineup - the first three batters in Brown, Jackson and Lapicki combined to go 6-for-10 with three doubles and three RBIs. FSU also stole five bases, its highest total since swiping seven bags against Wisconsin on March 6.

Jackson started FSU off right in game two, doubling to left center in the first inning to score Brown. Jackson then laced a sharp single down the left field line that was mishandled by left fielder Stephanie McAdam, bringing into two runs before Lapicki hammered a run-scoring double to the right center gap.

Gomez capped the scoring with a two-run single to right center in the fourth inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  3   2  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  3   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  7  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  1
Celeste Gomez           C         4  1  2   1  0  1  8  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  4
  Kelly Hensley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        1  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  2   2  0  0  2  0
Dale Townsend           P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  9 17   7  1  2 21  8
Opp                              32  7 11   6  0  8 18 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton 2 (11), Morgan Bullock (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Celeste Gomez (3), Morgan Bullock (1)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (5)
SH - Opp-3
SB - FSU-Briana Hamilton (5), Courtney Senas (14)
CS - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Dale Townsend                   2.0  3  3  2  0  3
Jessica Nori         W (4-4)    5.0  8  4  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 11  7  2  0  8
Opp                  L          6.0 17  9  9  1  2


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NORTH FLORIDA
0
0
5
2
0
0
0
7
11
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
8
1
0
x
9
17
3

FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH FLORIDA 1
04/13/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B-3B     3  2  2   0  1  0  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  2   1  0  0  6  0
  Kristie McConn        PR-2B     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           C         3  0  1   0  1  0 12  4
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Senas        PR-DP     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B-1B     2  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Amber Bryant            LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  6 10   5  6  0 21  9
Opp                              23  1  2   1  3 14 18  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Sarah Hamilton (1)
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (12), Jen Lapicki (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (22), Ashley Stager 2 (6), Celeste Gomez (3), Briana Hamilton (6)
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (14-13)  7.0  2  1  1  3 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  3 14
Opp                  L          6.0 10  6  5  6  0


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NORTH FLORIDA
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
3
0
2
0
0
x
6
10
1

FLORIDA STATE 7, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
04/16/2011, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Jackson's Offense Lifts FSU.

Sarah Hamilton breaks FSU career strikeout record in game one victory while Shayla Jackson records eight RBIs in two games.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - The Florida State University softball team received a sensational performance from junior Shayla Jackson as it swept Boston College in a doubleheader, winning 7-1 in game one and 11-4 in game two on a chilly afternoon in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Jackson set several personal marks in leading the Seminole (25-21, 7-7) offense throughout the day. In game one, the Pembroke Pines, Fla., native finished 4-for-4 with a career-high five RBIs, which included a game-breaking grand slam in the third inning. Jackson's four base hits also marked a career-high for her and a team high this season. In game two, Jackson added three more RBIs in what was a superb offensive display from the talented slap hitter. She even had an outfield assist in the second game to throw out a runner attempting to advance to third base.

Altogether, Jackson finished the day with seven hits in eight at-bats.

The day's biggest highlight came from senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton (15-13) as she recorded 14 strikeouts while allowing just three hits in a complete game victory in game one. The Tallahassee native overpowered the Eagles (11-24, 5-8) at times and then used her off-speed repertoire to fool the Boston College offense.

Hamilton's record-breaking 940th strikeout came on a 1-2 pitch against Alisa Kooistra in the fourth inning when she got her to swing at a ball in the dirt.

After some adulation from her teammates, Hamilton remained focus and mowed down the opposition. She had one of her most dominating performances of the season while her offense backed her up well. Hamilton now has 947 career strikeouts, eight more than Tiffany McDonald's now second-best mark of 939.

FSU's offense kept clicking in game one, outhitting B.C. 12-3. FSU also got tremendous late-inning production, scoring all seven runs with two outs. Celeste Gomez and Morgan Bullock had the other multiple-hit performances, with Gomez going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Bullock added two singles and two runs scored.

Both teams made threats to score in the first inning but came away empty. Tiffani Brown and Jackson led off with consecutive base hits for the Seminoles, but Brown was caught stealing going to second base. FSU had runners on second and third base with two outs when Ashley Stager stepped to the plate. Stager hit a sharp liner to second base to end the top of the first.

Boston College responded in the bottom of the first with three walks issued by Hamilton. After loading the bases with one out, Hamilton proceeded to strike out Gemma Yipparila and Maria Pandolfo to leave the inning unscathed.

FSU produced three runs in the second inning, all with two outs. Jackson stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and took a 3-1 pitch through the right side for an RBI single. Jen Lapicki and Robin Ahrberg then recorded consecutive bases loaded walks to extend the lead to 3-0.

In the bottom of the second, B.C. scored a run when Nicole D'Argento grounded out to Stager at shortstop to drive in Alana Dimaso from third base. The run was unearned for Hamilton due to Dimaso reaching second base on a fielder's choice bunt that pulled Brown off the bag while trying to cover.

Jackson ripped a first-pitch offering from reliever Allison Gage over the right center wall for a two-out, grand slam in the third inning to make it 7-1. It marked Jackson's fifth RBI of the day, a career high that ties Lapicki for the team high this season after Lapicki produced five runs on Feb. 12 against UNC Greensboro.

In game two, B.C. got a run in the first when Tory Speer hit an inside pitch for a bloop RBI single to centerfield, making it 1-0. FSU responded with two runs on three hits in the third inning when Jackson registered a run-scoring groundout and an error by shortstop Alana Dimaso off the bat of Lapicki brought in another run.

Game two was put out of reach when FSU recorded a five-run fourth inning. Bullock started the outburst with an RBI single up the middle, followed by an RBI single to left field by Brown. Jackson then came through yet again with a two-run single through the right side and later scored on a failed rundown by the Eagles.

Courtney Senas then added her third home run of the season on a big fly to centerfield, making it 8-1. FSU recorded 14 hits in game two to back up Jessica Nori's (5-4) solid performance in the circle. Kristie McConn also added a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B-3B     5  2  1   0  0  0  1  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  4   5  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        2  0  1   1  2  0  7  0
  Kristie McConn        PR-2B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH-C      3  0  1   1  1  0  3  0
Ashley Stager           SS        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
Celeste Gomez           C-DH      4  1  2   0  0  0  9  2
Briana Hamilton         3B-1B     3  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  2  2   0  0  1  0  0
  Kelly Hensley         PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7 12   7  4  3 21  9
Opp                              24  1  3   1  6 14 21 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (12)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (13), Celeste Gomez (4)
HR - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (15-13)  7.0  3  1  0  6 14
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  0  6 14
Opp                  L          7.0 12  7  4  4  3


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FLORIDA STATE
0
3
4
0
0
0
0
7
12
1
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 11, BOSTON COLLEGE 4
04/16/2011, CHESTNUT HILL, MA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        5  1  1   1  0  0  6  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  3   3  0  0  0  1
Jen Lapicki             1B        4  0  1   1  0  0  8  0
Robin Ahrberg           DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          DH-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  3  3   1  1  0  1   
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  2  1   0  1  0  2  3
  Kristie McConn        PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF-P      4  2  3   3  0  0  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 11 14  10  2  2 21 11
Opp                              27  4  9   3  2  3 21 13

E - Opp-3, FSU-Ashley Stager (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (7), Kristie McConn (2), Morgan Bullock (2)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
HBP - FSU-Amber Bryant (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (23)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         W (5-4)    6.0  8  3  2  2  2
Morgan Bullock                  1.0  1  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  4  3  2  3
Opp                  L          7.0 14 11 10  2  2


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
2
5
1
0
3
11
14
1
BOSTON COLLEGE
1
0
0
0
1
1
1
4
9
3

MARYLAND 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
04/23/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Two Tough Losses.

Solid pitching and timely hitting by the Terrapins create doubleheader sweep over the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With some quality pitching and timely batting by Maryland, the Florida State University softball team suffered two difficult losses on Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field, losing game one, 1-0, and falling in game two, 7-4.

It was the hitting of Maryland junior outfielder Vangie Galindo that burned the Seminoles (25-23, 7-9) all day, as the left-handed batter went a combined 6-for-8 with five RBIs this afternoon. Her two-out, three-run home run to centerfield in game two broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the seventh and provided the game-winner for the Terrapins (32-13, 8-4).

Lost in both losses was the solid pitching of FSU starters Sarah Hamilton (15-15) and Jessica Nori. In game one, Hamilton absorbed a loss despite allowing just one run in seven innings with eight strikeouts. Dueling starter Kerry Hickey (14-6) of Maryland won the first game after throwing a no-hitter with five walks and 10 strikeouts, then took a relief victory in game two after Maryland gave her a three-run cushion to work with heading into the bottom of the seventh.

Hickey threw the FSU hitters off all day with an unorthodox delivery that makes it hard for the opposition to track her release point. The only base runners allowed in her game one start were from two walks by freshman Celeste Gomez, as well as base-on-balls from Tiffani Brown, Ashley Stager and Amber Bryant. FSU was able to put runners in scoring position in the first, fourth and seventh innings, but never had a legitimate chance to score against the tough-right hander.

Maryland's game-winning hit came in the first inning on a double to centerfield by Marisha Branson, scoring leadoff batter Sara Acosta. Despite allowing two hits and a walk in the frame, Hamilton recorded three strikeouts to finish the inning, and rung up three more in the second frame. From there, she simply made the right pitches to get key outs and end any scoring threats that came in the third, fourth and seventh innings.

Although she pitched brilliantly in game one, Hamilton endured a loss in the second part of the twinbill in relief. The Tallahassee native relieved Nori for a save situation in the seventh inning as Maryland trailed 4-3 with a runner on third base and one out. Hickey stepped to the plate and Hamilton struck her out on a high fastball to put FSU within one out of a split.

However, Acosta came through when she hit a chopper to second base that corralled off the glove of a diving Tiffani Brown, bringing in the tying run and spoiling Nori's victory bid. Galindo then stepped up and launched a game-breaking three-run shot to centerfield to give Maryland a sweep.

FSU showed plenty of fight in the second game when it came back from a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Jen Lapicki tied the game with a two-run double down the left field line, and Robin Ahrberg's fielder's choice bunt scored pinch-runner Kirstin Austin from third base after catcher Samantha Mallory did not make an attempt to tag Austin at the plate on a force play, making it 3-2. Gomez then extended the lead to 4-2 on an RBI bloop single to left center before Maryland responded with a five-run seventh.

Morgan Bullock led the Seminoles with a 2-for-3 performance in game two.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  8  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  4  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   0  2  0  7  2
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  0  0   0  5 10 21  6
Opp                              28  1  8   1  2  8 21  4

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (15)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (15-14)  7.0  8  1  1  2  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  1  1  2  8
Opp                  W          7.0  0  0  0  5 10


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MARYLAND
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
8
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

MARYLAND 7, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/23/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  1  2  0  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  1   2  1  1  8  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  1  0   0  2  0  3  4
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   1  0  2  4  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  2  3
  Kristie McConn        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Kelly Hensley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  2   0  0  1  2  2
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
  Briana Hamilton       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  6   4  5  7 21 13
Opp                              28  7  8   7  0  4 21  7

E - FSU-Ashley Stager (10), Briana Hamilton (13)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jen Lapicki (6)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Robin Ahrberg (3)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (24), Ashley Stager (7), Morgan Bullock 2 (10)
CS - FSU-Jen Lapicki (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori                    6.1  6  4  2  0  2
Sarah Hamilton       L (15-15)  0.2  2  3  3  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  7  5  0  4
Opp                  W          7.0  6  4  4  5  7


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MARYLAND
0
0
2
0
0
0
5
7
8
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
4
6
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, MARYLAND 0
04/24/2011, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Senior Day in Style.

Seniors Ashley Stager and Sarah Hamilton combine to stifle second-place Maryland on Senior Day.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Playing in her final regular-season home game as a Seminole, senior Ashley Stager lifted a big two-run home run in the fifth inning to propel the Florida State University softball team to a 5-0 victory over Maryland on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The combination of Stager and fellow senior right-hander Sarah Hamilton (16-15) was all that the Seminoles (26-23, 8-9) needed to earn a quality win in the conference. Seniors Kristie McConn (1-for-3 with a triple), Robin Ahrberg (1-for-3) and Jen Lapicki (1-for-2) also registered base hits, while pitcher Lauren Varsalona relieved Hamilton and induced the final out in the seventh for a fitting end.

"I'm so proud of our six seniors," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "They've meant so much to this program, and besides being great student-athletes they are wonderful people. Ashley came up big for us today and Hammy capped off her last regular-season home game in style. Every senior made big contributions today and I'm so happy to help send them off on the right note in their last regular-season home game."

Stager, who has started every game of her celebrated career at shortstop, led FSU with two RBIs on the big two-run home run. The shot was the Trinity, Fla., native's 20th of her career, tying with Lapicki and former great Carly Wynn for fifth on FSU's all-time list.

Stager's two runs driven in also give her 111 career RBIs, which places her in the top 10 on the school's career list as well.

Hamilton was dominant once again for the Seminoles, throwing 6.2 shutout innings and striking out six while scattering only five hits against a solid Terrapins (23-14, 8-5) ballclub. The Tallahassee native and FSU career strikeout leader did what she does best, pounding the strike zone and going right after the opposition with both inside and outside pitches.

Hamilton now has 963 career K's, 24 ahead of the next FSU student-athlete on the list. Her 140 all-time appearances rank fourth at FSU.

The Seminoles finally got the best of starter Kerry Hickey (14-7), who won both games yesterday. Hickey allowed three runs on four hits in two innings pitched, although two of those runs were self-inflicted. In the second inning, both McConn and Amber Bryant scored consecutive runs on illegal pitches. McConn started off the inning with a big triple down the right field line.

Getting base runners on early and often gave FSU the opportunity to score runs. In the first inning, Tiffani Brown lay down a bunt single then advanced to second on an errant throw by third baseman Lexi Carroll. Brown then advanced to third base on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball to make it 1-0.

The Seminoles and Terrapins produced six hits apiece, while Maryland hurt itself by stranding 10 runners overall. Terrapin relievers Kendra Knight and Ashley Czechner also made appearances, combining to throw four innings and allowing two earned runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     3  1  1   0  0  1  0  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             C-1B      2  1  1   0  1  0  7  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           1B-DP     3  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Celeste Gomez           DP-C      3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  1   0  0  0  2  1
  Briana Hamilton       3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Amber Bryant            CF        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
  Courtney Senas        CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Lauren Varsalona      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  5  6   2  2  4 21  6
Opp                              26  0  6   0  3  6 18  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (4)
3B - FSU-Kristie McConn (1)
HR - FSU-Ashley Stager (7)
SH - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (16-15)  6.2  5  0  0  3  6
Lauren Varsalona                0.1  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  0  0  3  6
Opp                  L          6.0  6  5  4  2  4


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MARYLAND
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
0
0
2
0
x
5
6
1

FLORIDA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/04/2011, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hamilton's Gem Not Enough.

Despite out-hitting rival, 6-1, Seminoles fall at No. 4 Florida, 1-0.

GAINESVILLE, FL - A phenomenal pitching performance by senior ace Sarah Hamilton (16-16) was spoiled on Wednesday evening as the Florida State University softball team fell at fourth-ranked Florida, 1-0, at Pressley Stadium in front of 1,409 fans in Gainesville.

The Seminoles (26-24) outplayed the Gators (44-8) through most of the contest, sparked by Hamilton's third one-hitter this season. The renowned senior hurler also posted one-hitters earlier this season in victories over South Alabama and Wisconsin.

"Sarah was incredible tonight. She pitched her heart out and gave it everything she had," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We fought hard against our rival, and although we came up on the losing end, I'm proud of the way our girls played tonight."

This time the FSU all-time strikeout leader went up against a bitter rival and a top-five ranked opponent on the road. However, UF's potent offensive lineup that showed a .336 batting average entering tonight's affair was no match for the Tallahassee native. Hamilton threw six strong innings and struck out six while walking four. UF batted 1-for-19 (.053) overall.

FSU out-hit UF, 6-1, including two extra base hits by Shayla Jackson and Jen Lapicki. However, the Seminoles stranded all of their runners that managed to reach base against the duo of pitchers Stephanie Brombacher (17-1) and fast-throwing Hannah Rogers (S, 3). The result was the fourth 1-0 loss Hamilton has endured in the circle this season, and drops FSU to a tough-luck 3-13 record in one-run games this year.

Hamilton's only blemish came in the second inning, when Aja Paculba took a one-out pitch for a solo home run to left field. After the lone run, Hamilton retired 14 of her next 18 batters faced.

The Seminoles did not go down without a valiant effort in the top of the seventh. Facing Rogers with one out left to go in the game, Celeste Gomez took a two-strike pitch for a bloop single the opposite way in right field. Briana Hamilton then stepped to the plate and hit a chopper that froze first baseman Megan Bush, resulting in a fielding error and putting runners on first and second base.

Freshman Courtney Senas then stepped up and showed poise with two strikes against one of the country's best pitchers - hitting a single through the right side as pinch-runner Kirstin Austin was held up rounding third base. With the bases loaded, Morgan Bullock hit a grounder to third base that ended the one hour, 31 minute contest.

Some of Florida's most heralded hitters, including Michelle Moultrie and Megan Bush, had no such luck tonight against Hamilton. She pitched another sound game with precision throwing, holding the top four of UF's batting order to a combined 0-for-11 performance.

After fanning twice in the first inning, Florida began to adjust to Hamilton as it tacked on a run in the second frame. After Brittany Schutte grounded out to start the second, Paculba took Hamilton to a full count before jumping on an offering that landed over the left field wall, giving UF a 1-0 lead. The Gators threatened to score again after drawing consecutive walks, but No. 9 batter Kasay Fagan fouled out to Celeste Gomez behind the plate to end the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     3  0  1   0  0  1  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  5  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  0  0  5  2
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Briana Hamilton       3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  0  6   0  0  5 18  3
Opp                              19  1  1   1  4  6 21  8

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (14), Jen Lapicki (7)
HR - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (16-16)  6.0  1  1  1  4  6
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  1  1  1  4  6
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0  6  0  0  0  5


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
FLORIDA
0
1
0
0
0
0
x
1
1
1

GEORGIA TECH 11, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/07/2011, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Suffer Setback.

Georgia Tech offense too much as Florida State softball falls in doubleheader.

ATLANTA, GA - It was a tough day for the Florida State University softball team as it fell in both games of a doubleheader at No. 17 Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Mewborn Field. FSU lost game one, 11-3 in five innings, and fell in game two, 7-2.

Georgia Tech's high-powered offense was too much for the Seminoles (26-26, 8-11), who looked to at least split today's twinbill in game two after taking a brief two-run lead but could not hold on. FSU starter Sarah Hamilton (16-17) took the loss in game one while Jessica Nori (5-5) suffered the defeat in the second game.

In the process, Hamilton made some history by taking sole possession of third place in career appearances at FSU, making her 142nd today. She passes former teammate Terese Gober for the spot.

FSU's offensive highlights came from the bat of Kristie McConn in game one and Jen Lapicki in game two. McConn finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs in game one as FSU recorded five hits overall off Yellow Jackets (44-8, 18-1) starter Kristen Adkins (20-5), who earned the win.

FSU threatened in the top of the second inning of the first affair. With one out, Celeste Gomez hit a two-strike pitch up the middle. McConn followed with an impressive at-bat, fouling nine consecutive pitches before hitting a single through the left side off Adkins. However, Courtney Senas and Morgan Bullock each recorded outs to end the threat and leave two runners on base.

The game was blown open by a seven-run second inning for the Yellow Jackets. With the bases loaded, Jessica Sinclair singled on a ball that bounced just off the glove of third baseman Tiffani Brown, and Jessica Weaver followed with a bases-loaded walk on a 3-2 offering. Ashley Thomas' sharp two-run single just got below the outstretched arm of McConn at second base, and Kelsi Weseman made the big play when she hit a first-pitch three-run home run to left center.

With two outs, the Seminoles ignited a three-run third inning. Ashley Stager and Robin Ahrberg drew consecutive walks to load the bases for Gomez, who was hit by a pitch to drive in FSU's first run. The next batter in McConn swung at the first pitch and put it up the middle for a two-run single, trimming the deficit to 7-3.

A two-run double by Weseman in the fourth and an RBI double by Kristine Priebe extended the Georgia Tech advantage to 10-3. The game ended on a chopping RBI single by Christy Jones to left field.

Lapicki unleashed a line-drive two-run home run on the first pitch she saw in game two, bringing home Shayla Jackson to give FSU an early 2-0 lead. The round-tripper was the sixth of the season for Lapicki and the 21st of her career.

The Yellow Jackets scored four runs in the second inning with two outs. After Nori struck out consecutive batters with two runners in scoring position, Christy Jones placed a bunt single on a 3-0 pitch to load the bases. Thomas then hit a two-run single through the right side, and Weseman hit a two-run double to left center to give Georgia Tech a 4-2 advantage.

Georgia Tech added one run apiece in the third and fourth innings to put the game out of reach.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  5  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  1  0   0  1  1  2  2
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  2   2  0  0  0  1
  Briana Hamilton       3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF-P      2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Kelly Hensley         LF                           0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  3  5   3  3  1 12  3
Opp                              23 11 11  11  4  3 15  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Celeste Gomez (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Ashley Stager (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (16-17)  4.0  9 10 10  2  3
Morgan Bullock                  0.0  2  1  1  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             4.0 11 11 11  4  3
Opp                  W          5.0  5  3  3  3  1


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
0
0
3
5
0
GEORGIA TECH
0
7
0
3
1
11
11
1

GEORGIA TECH 7, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/07/2011, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     4  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  1  1   2  0  0  6  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  0  1  6  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Briana Hamilton       3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  1   0  1  0  1  1
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  2  5   2  3  7 18  7
Opp                              29  7 12   7  4  6 21  4

2B - Opp-4
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jen Lapicki (6)
SB - Opp-1

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 9, GEORGIA TECH 4
05/08/2011, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Softball Downs No. 17 Georgia Tech.

Stager's Two Home Runs, Nori's Relief Lift Florida State to Big Victory.

ATLANTA, GA - A 15-hit outburst led by Ashley Stager's two home runs coupled with an excellent relief appearance from Jessica Nori propelled the Florida State University softball team to a 9-4 victory at 17th-ranked Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Mewen Field.

Round-trippers No. 8 and 9 this season for Stager highlighted the offensive rout for FSU. She finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored, while hitting career home runs No. 21 and 22. Her 22 career home runs are now fifth on the school's all-time list.

Not to be forgotten was the crucial relief pitching of Jessica Nori (6-5), who entered the game with two outs in the third inning and never surrendered a run. Nori stayed aggressive against one of the nation's best offenses and had excellent location throughout her entire appearance. The victory by the Weston, Fla., native is arguably the best of her young career. She allowed just two hits in 4.1 innings pitched with three strikeouts.

"We had some tremendous performances today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I'm very proud of the way we finished the regular season this last game. Now we have to take care of business in the conference tournament next weekend and build off today's win."

Kristie McConn finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, none bigger than her game-breaking extra base hit in the fifth. The Seminoles (27-26, 9-11) finished the regular season with their third nationally-ranked victory of the season, as they defeated then-No. 24 Kentucky and then-No. 25 BYU earlier in the year. FSU dealt the Yellow Jackets (44-9, 18-2) just their second loss in the conference.

Shayla Jackson's RBI single in the sixth put FSU ahead at 6-4, and she later scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-4. Stager then hammered a two-run home run in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

The Seminoles produced 15 base hits off Georgia Tech pitchers Hope Rush (12-4) and Lindsey Anderson. The total is the most by FSU in conference play this season, breaking its mark of 14 hits against Boston College.

FSU's difficulty with runners in scoring position was on display in the first inning, when Tiffani Brown and Jackson set the Seminoles up for a quality inning with consecutive singles. Jen Lapicki then struck out swinging and Celeste Gomez hit into a double play to end the momentum.

Georgia Tech got off to a hot start when Kelsi Weseman belted a two-run home run to centerfield to give the Yellow Jackets an early 2-0 advantage. Christy Jones led off the game with a single to short left field before being brought home on the round-tripper.

Courtney Senas allowed the Seminoles to crawl back in the contest when she laced a two-strike pitch into left center for a two-run double, advancing to third base on the throw home. Pinch runner Amber Bryant managed to score the second run when she collided into catcher Alysha Rudnik unintentionally to jar the ball loose. After Stager was hit by a pitch to put runners on the corners with one out, Senas was thrown out at third base on a fielder's choice and Jackson grounded out to third base.

Fielding miscues hurt the Seminoles in the bottom of the second. Jessica Sinclair's leadoff ball in play was mishandled by Brown at third base, then Sinclair advanced to second after an errant throw by left fielder Morgan Bullock back into the infield. Danielle Dike stepped to the plate and hit an RBI double down the left field line, an unearned run for Sarah Hamilton.

Hamilton battled back in that same inning. Jones reached first base on a fielder's choice while Hamilton's attempt to throw out pinch runner Hayley Downs at third base was unsuccessful. With no outs and runners on the corners, Ashley Thomas fouled out to left field, and Weseman was intentionally walked to load the bases. Hamilton then struck out Kristine Priebe and Kate Kuzma to escape the big jam.

FSU kept going after Rush, as Celeste Gomez singled with one out and McConn followed with a double off the right center wall to put two runners in scoring position. Bullock proceeded to ground out sharply to the pitcher, and after Amber Bryant walked on four pitches, Senas ended the inning on a deep fly that was caught in right field.

In the third inning, Rudnik hit a one-out double to left field and later went to third base when Dike was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Hamilton struck out Jones swinging for the second out, and on a full-count offering to Jessica Weaver she threw a changeup that just missed low to bring in a run for Georgia Tech. Nori then entered the game to face Weseman with the bases loaded and got her to a fan on a high fastball for a big strikeout.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     5  1  2   0  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        4  1  1   0  1  2  7  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  2   0  1  0  6  0
  Briar Stanley         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        4  0  3   2  0  1  1  0
  Briana Hamilton       3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
Morgan Bullock          LF        4  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR-DP     2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  2   2  0  0  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  2  2   3  0  0  1  2
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  9 15   8  3  3 21  6
Opp                              28  4  7   4  5  6 21 11

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (11), Morgan Bullock (3)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Kristie McConn 2 (4), Courtney Senas 2 (7)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager 2 (9)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  2.2  5  4  3  4  3
Jessica Nori         W (6-5)    4.1  2  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  4  3  5  6
Opp                  L          7.0 15  9  9  3  3


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FLORIDA STATE
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2
0
3
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2
2
9
15
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GEORGIA TECH
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0
4
7
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FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA TECH 2
05/13/2011, ACC, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

K-Mash.

Known by the team as K-Mac, Kristie McConn's towering two-run blast sparks FSU to a 9-2 win over Virginia Tech in the first round of the ACC Championship.

ATLANTA, GA - Entering the conference postseason with no home runs this season, senior second baseman Kristie McConn picked a good time to send one out of the ball yard. Her moon-shot two-run home run broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning and ignited the fourth-seeded Florida State University softball team to a 9-2 victory over fifth-seeded Virginia Tech in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship on Friday evening at Mewen Field in Atlanta.

On a 1-0 offering from Virginia Tech reliever Jasmin Harrell, McConn went after a low fastball with plenty of velocity and hit a towering shot that cleared the left field wall with ease. The big play sparked a four-run inning that sealed the game and was a response to the Hokies (37-20) tying up the contest earlier in the top half on a two-run home run by Betty Rose.

"We've been very happy the way Kristie has performed at the plate in some of these recent games," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Her big home run certainly boosted our team's confidence and from there we were consistently getting good at-bats against two strong pitchers from Virginia Tech. Our offense and pitching were in sync tonight, and it made the difference in tonight's ball game."

McConn's hot bat as of late pushed her up to the No. 5 spot in the order, just the second time she has hit that high. She has certainly hit well at Georgia Tech's off-campus field, going 5-for-8 with four RBIs and two doubles last weekend against the Yellow Jackets before providing the big blast tonight.

FSU's offense has begun to click at the right time. In its last two games against ACC opponents (Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech), the Seminoles (28-26) have combined for 28 base hits after producing 13 tonight. FSU was aided by clutch hitting with runners on base in tonight's ACC Championship nightcap, as third baseman Tiffani Brown and McConn led the team with two RBIs apiece.

Brown recorded her second round-tripper of the season when she led off the bottom of the first inning with a slap-hit, solo home run down the right field line. The Tallahassee native took a 1-2 pitch from starter Kenzie Roark (18-9) and turned on an inside fastball to give FSU an instantaneous advantage. Brown finished 3-for-4 this evening, her seventh three-hit performance of the year.

Morgan Bullock, Courtney Senas and Jen Lapicki added two hits apiece. Part of FSU's four runs in the fifth inning included Senas' chopping single that plated pinch runner Amber Bryant to make it 5-2.

Ashley Stager's team-leading fourth sacrifice fly brought in FSU's second run in the fourth inning. A double steal by Bryant and Senas led to her 30th RBI of the season.

Starting pitcher Sarah Hamilton (17-17) dominated the Hokies through most of the contest, utilizing her effective offspeed pitches to the tune of six strikeouts while allowing only three hits in seven innings pitched. The Tallahassee native surrendered just one walk and tossed just 78 pitches. She now has 981 career strikeouts.

FSU can add tonight's victory as another quality win for its NCAA Tournament resume, as Virginia Tech entered the championship just below the Seminoles with a No. 52 ratings percentage index.

FSU will face eighth-seeded Virginia on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Mewen Field, with the winner slated to face either Maryland or North Carolina in the championship game on Sunday. The Cavaliers upset top-seeded and 16th-ranked Georgia Tech in the early evening, 6-0.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     4  1  3   2  0  0  1  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  1  2   0  1  0  8  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  1  0  5  3
  Briar Stanley         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        4  2  1   2  0  0  2  2
  Briana Hamilton       3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  2   1  1  0  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        1  0  0   1  1  1  0  0
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  9 13   6  4  4 21  8
Opp                              24  2  3   2  1  6 18  8

E - Opp-3
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Kristie McConn (1)
SF - FSU-Ashley Stager (4)
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (11), Amber Bryant (2), Courtney Senas 2 (17)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (17-17)  7.0  3  2  2  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  2  2  1  6
Opp                  L          6.0 13  9  7  4  4


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VIRGINIA TECH
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0
0
0
2
0
0
2
3
3
FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
1
4
3
x
9
13
0

FLORIDA STATE 12, VIRGINIA 5
05/14/2011, ACC, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Back in the Championship!

A season-high tying three home runs by FSU softball sets up championship showdown against No. 2 seed North Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

ATLANTA, GA - Long-distance home runs by Celeste Gomez, Courtney Senas and Jen Lapicki highlighted the Florida State University softball team's 12-hit attack as it defeated No. 8 seed Virginia, 12-5, on Saturday afternoon at Mewen Field. The victory moves FSU into the ACC Championship game for the third consecutive year, this time facing No. 2 seed North Carolina on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Tomorrow's championship contest will be televised on delay at 11 p.m. on Sun Sports for those in Florida looking to access the game. The contest, however, will air live in a host of other areas that carry FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth. Information regarding the televised areas of tomorrow's championship can be found on the softball central page of theacc.com.

FSU's hitting barrage propelled 10 unanswered runs between the third and seventh innings. Gomez started the game right for the Seminoles (29-26) after she lifted a pitch deep over the left field wall in the first inning to make it 2-0. Senas' solo home run led off the fourth inning and helped provide FSU a small cushion at 7-5. Lapicki's two-run shot in the sixth inning virtually sealed the game as it broadened FSU's lead to 11-5.

"Our bats have come alive in this last week," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We're extremely happy to be back in the ACC Championship game playing a sound ballclub in North Carolina. One of our goals of the season, as with every season, was to win another ACC Championship and hopefully by this time tomorrow we'll have reached that goal."

Once again in this year's championship, the Seminoles responded to any sort of adversity in humbling fashion. In Friday's first-round matchup against fifth-seeded Virginia Tech, FSU scored seven unanswered runs after the Hokies looked to swing momentum early in the game after tying the contest at 2-2 on a two-run home run.

Against Virginia, FSU built an early 2-0 lead but let it slip away, allowing the Cavaliers to take a three-run lead at 5-2 due to a series of fielding miscues that led to unearned runs. FSU never seemed to flinch, and responded with a four-run third inning that was aided by some errors from the Cavaliers (24-31).

In that frame, junior Shayla Jackson got things started when she hit a triple over the head of right fielder Cynthia Javaras, who was playing in on the slap-hitter. Lapicki followed with a key at-bat, hitting an RBI single up the middle to trim the deficit to 5-3. Later in the inning with two outs, Morgan Bullock reached base on an errant throw from third baseman Erica Cipolloni to bring home Celeste Gomez.

One of the game-changing plays occurred in the next at-bat, as Robin Ahrberg hit a ball that took a tricky hop off shortstop Alex Skinkis' glove to bring home two more runs. Bullock was heads up on the play, catching UVA's infielders off guard after a relay throw from the outfield was casually handled. The two runs gave FSU the lead at 6-5.

Lapicki led the Seminoles with a 3-for-4 performance and four RBIs, driving home runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings. Gomez and Senas added two hits apiece, while Ashley Stager performed well again at the bottom of the order by going 2-for-3 with a lining RBI double to centerfield in the seventh.

Staying poised in the circle was senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton (18-17), who responded well to Virginia's early three-run lead. Hamilton and her counterpart Melanie Mitchell (17-17) worked with a small strike zone all afternoon, but the Tallahassee native kept going after her hitters with a mix of fastballs and changeups.

Hamilton finished the day allowing just one earned run in five innings pitched on seven hits with three strikeouts. Virginia had the bases loaded with a 5-2 lead and two outs in the second inning, but Hamilton made one of the game's most important plays by striking out Alison Pittman. Hamilton now has 984 career strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     3  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  3  2   0  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        4  1  3   4  0  0  7  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  2  2   2  0  0  4  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Briana Hamilton       3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Morgan Bullock          LF        4  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        4  2  2   1  0  1  2  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  2  2   1  1  0  1  2
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 12 12   8  1  4 21  8
Opp                              31  5  9   3  3  3 21 11

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (12), Jen Lapicki (6)
2B - FSU-Ashley Stager (6)
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (4)
HR - FSU-Jen Lapicki (7), Celeste Gomez (2), Courtney Senas (4)
HBP - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
SH - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Courtney Senas (18)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (18-17)  5.0  7  5  1  3  3
Jessica Nori                    2.0  2  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  5  1  3  3
Opp                  L          7.0 12 12  8  1  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
4
2
0
3
1
12
12
2
VIRGINIA
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1
0
0
0
0
0
5
9
3

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA 1
05/15/2011, ACC Championship, Atlanta, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ACC Champs!

Hamilton's Gem Lifts Seminoles to ACC Title.

Senior right-hander pitches seven strong innings while Courtney Senas' late blast defeats North Carolina, 4-1, in ACC Championship Game.

ATLANTA, GA - No need to worry about tonight's NCAA Softball Selection Show - the Florida State University softball team is officially in the NCAA Tournament for a school-record 12th consecutive season after clinching an automatic bid this afternoon.

A motivated Seminole squad, playing as the conference tournament's No. 4 seed, defeated second-seeded North Carolina, 4-1, to earn its 11th ACC postseason championship. FSU once again got behind senior starter Sarah Hamilton (19-17) with two crucial home runs from Robin Ahrberg and Courtney Senas while letting their workhorse in the circle go to work.

"I'm so proud of our team," said head coach Lonni Alameda following her first ACC championship in three seasons at FSU. "We had gotten to this game the last couple of years but weren't able to close the door. This season, despite some of the ups and downs we've been through, we were able to persevere and find a way to hold up the ACC Championship Trophy. This is a special win for our ballclub and we're incredibly excited to get back to the NCAA postseason."

Hamilton, who was named the ACC All-Tournament Team MVP, threw another complete game and allowed just one run while striking out five and issuing just two walks. In her three games started in this year's ACC Championship, she went 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA in 19 innings pitched while fanning 14. The three-time All-ACC selection held the opposition to a .188 batting average.

Hamilton was in control of today's contest from start to finish, throwing with good accuracy while keeping the North Carolina hitters guessing with her blend of pitches. She never tried to overpower the Tar Heels (34-21), instead focusing on hitting her spots and making the right throws given the situation. Her five strikeouts now give her 989 for her career as she gets to continue her pursuit of the magic 1,000 K mark.

The Tallahassee native recorded the final out today when she got Kelsey Green to chase a high fastball, sending a euphoric FSU dugout onto the field to celebrate as UNC stranded two runners on base. She made plenty of big plays this afternoon, most notably striking out Haleigh Dickey with a runner on third base to end the sixth when FSU clinged to a 2-0 lead.

Just as vital to the victory was Senas, who not only extended FSU's lead to 4-0 in the sixth inning but also laced an RBI double in the gap to give the Seminoles (30-26) their first insurance run at 2-0 in the second inning. The Wahiawa, Hawaii native finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and ended her three-game run with a team-best .600 batting average (6-for-10) with two home runs, five RBIs, four runs scored and 13 total bases.

Senas joined first baseman Jen Lapicki, catcher Celeste Gomez and Hamilton as members of the ACC All-Tournament Team. Lapicki went .500 (5-for-10) with one home run and four RBIs in the conference tournament, and Gomez batted .300 with one home run and two runs scored while adding some stellar performances behind the plate.

Ahrberg's leadoff home run in the second inning got the scoring started for FSU. UNC pitcher Lori Spingola (25-18) had Ahrberg behind the count at 1-2, but made the mistake of throwing another fastball as the Stillwater, Okla., native hammered it down the left field line for a home run. Later, Senas' big two-run shot went near the same spot as Ahrberg's round-tripper except it was tailing away from the foul pole before staying just inside to extend FSU's lead.

In their three tournament games, FSU used the long ball to its advantage - hitting seven home runs and recording 10 extra-base hits.

Tiffani Brown recorded her 18th multiple-hit performance by adding two singles. FSU recorded nine hits in 24 at-bats, while UNC managed just three hits in 22 at-bats.

For Seminole athletics, today's victory goes beyond its normal significance. For the second consecutive season, every FSU athletic program has reached the NCAA postseason, marking a rare feat for any school.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     4  0  2   0  0  2  4  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  4  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        2  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          ;F        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Kristie McConn          2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Briana Hamilton       3B        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  2   3  0  1  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  1   0  1  0  2  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  9   4  3  7 21  4
Opp                              22  1  3   1  2  5 18  5

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (8)
HR - FSU-Robin Ahrberg (6), Courtney Senas (5)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Kristie McConn (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (6), Ashley Stager (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       W (19-17)  7.0  3  1  1  2  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  2  5
Opp                  L          6.0  9  4  4  3  7


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NORTH CAROLINA
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0
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0
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3
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FLORIDA STATE
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0
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x
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9
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ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/20/2011, NCAA, Athens, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall to UAB in Pitcher's Duel.

Sarah Hamilton allows one earned run in hard-luck 2-0 loss to UAB in game one of the NCAA Athens Regional.

ATHENS, GA - Senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton allowed just one earned run and five hits in a complete-game performance, but it wasn't enough as the Florida State University softball team endured a tough 2-0 loss to UAB in game one of the NCAA Athens Regional on Friday afternoon.

The Tallahassee native struck out eight Blazer batters to mark 997 for her career, three shy of becoming the first Seminole softball pitcher to touch the 1,000 K mark. She worked UAB with her solid repertoire of pitches and was effective for most of the afternoon.

For the season, Hamilton has now put together five starts where she allowed one earned run or less and come away with the loss. UAB jumped on the scoreboard first in the opening inning when Mandy Lowman's two-out bloop RBI single to left center plated Kayla Orr from second base, making it 1-0. Lowman reached base by hitting a double that left fielder Morgan Bullock appeared to lose in the sun, going over her head for an extra base hit.

"We just didn't come out and play like ourselves today," Hamilton said in her postgame press conference. "They did a really good job keeping us off, hitting. We popped up a lot of balls. I just need to go at batters a little better tomorrow and we'll come out and be more of ourselves."

UAB starter Leigh Streetman (16-7) stymied a Seminole ballclub that was hitting nearly .400 over their last four games. She forced a bevy of pop-outs and worked quickly against FSU, allowing just two hits in seven innings pitched while striking out three. FSU made good contact on a number of at-bats, but was unable to find a gap to advance runners on the day.

"They did a good job. [UAB pitcher Leigh Streetman] did a great job pitching," head coach Lonni Alameda added. "We just didn't make our adjustments and that's something we've definitely got to do if we want to stay alive out there tomorrow. Coming off of a couple of really good weekends, that's a little surprising for us. We have to make sure to get back to what we're good at, putting the ball in play and getting some good base running. We expect that tomorrow."

The Seminoles' (30-27) best chance to score came in the fourth inning. With one out, Jen Lapicki reached base on a fielding error by second baseman Lauren Webster. During Celeste Gomez's at-bat, Lapicki advanced on a passed ball to second base to put a runner in scoring position with one out. Sophomore Kirstin Austin entered as a pinch runner but was frozen on the bag as Gomez and Robin Ahrberg recorded consecutive pop-ups to end the threat.

FSU was aided by some sound defense in the fourth inning. UAB tried once again to score a run with two outs as Webster doubled to left center with Kate Armstrong on first base. The ball hit the gap and bounced off the wall before Courtney Senas made a strong cut-off throw to Ashley Stager at shortstop, who then threw a relay strike to home plate to throw out Armstrong and keep the game at 1-0.

The big insurance run by UAB came unearned in the fifth. Erica Sisson began the frame with a walk, and advanced to second base when Caley Waldron hit a dribbling single to second base. Two pitches before, it appeared Waldron had been out of the box when her foul ball hit her in fair territory. The next play, Hamilton struck out Catherine Douglass with a ball in the dirt, but Gomez's throw to Jen Lapicki at first base pulled the Oldwick, N.J., native off the bag to put runners on the corners.

Kayla Orr then stepped to the plate and recorded a key sacrifice fly to centerfield to make it 2-0, giving Streetman plenty of run support for the low-scoring affair.

Gomez and sophomore Tiffani Brown recorded FSU's lone hits, both being singles. FSU batted 2-for-23 on the day while Hamilton held the Blazers (39-17) to just 5-for-25.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  0  0  8  1
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Briana Hamilton       3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  0  2   0  0  3 21  7
Opp                              25  2  5   2  3  8 21  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Celeste Gomez (3)
2B - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (19-18)  7.0  5  2  1  3  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  2  1  3  8
Opp                  W          7.0  2  0  0  0  3


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ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
5
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1

FLORIDA STATE 6, GEORGIA STATE 1
05/21/2011, NCAA, Athens, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Nori's Glory.

Redshirt freshman pitcher earns two victories as Florida State defeats both Georgia State and UAB in day two of the NCAA Athens Regional.

ATHENS, GA - In a day where there was a multitude of standout performances for the Florida State University softball team, it was pitcher Jessica Nori who stood out the most. The redshirt freshman from Weston, Fla., delivered two victories as FSU defeated Georgia State in game one, 6-1, and defeated UAB in the elimination game, 13-1, in six innings.

The two victories for the Seminoles (32-27) create the possibility of two matchups at No. 6 Georgia on Sunday afternoon. In order for FSU to move past the Athens Regional, it must defeat the Bulldogs twice tomorrow. Game one begins at noon, with the second game beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. if necessary.

"I think we've been here before with our backs to the wall," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was a good opportunity to come out, put the ball and play and run the bases well. We played two very energetic ball clubs, and we are very excited to be able to come out and play on Sunday."

Nori (8-5) combined to allow just one run in 9.1 innings pitched on the day. She stayed aggressive and attacked both the Panthers (36-25) and the Blazers (39-19) all day, allowing her defense to make several key plays in both games. Against Georgia State, she entered the game with the bases loaded in the fourth inning and induced a groundout to third base to preserve a 2-1 lead. She faced a similar situation two weekends ago against Georgia Tech, showing her poise by striking out one of the best hitters in the country in Kelsi Weseman.

Nori, who was a team manager for the Seminoles last season, finished the first game by allowing three hits and striking out two in the final 3.1 innings. Against UAB, she threw her third complete game of the season and allowed just four hits and one run. Prior to the seventh inning, Nori held the Blazers to just one hit before they added three more in the sixth inning after FSU took a commanding 13-0 lead.

FSU gave Nori plenty of run support today, combining for 19 runs and 22 base hits. Sophomore Tiffani Brown led the Seminoles by going 4-for-7 with two RBIs, and wreaked havoc on the basepaths by forcing rundowns that allowed her or other runners to advance bases. The Tallahassee native added three runs scored.

Ashley Stager was sound defensively, as the Trinity, Fla., native finished 3-for-6 with one home run. Stager hammered a two-strike offering down the left field line that scraped off the foul pole to give FSU a 3-0 lead against UAB. The round-tripper was Stager's 10th of the season, becoming the first Seminole to record double-digit home runs since former player Kaleigh Rafter amassed 11 in 2009.

Shayla Jackson, Robin Ahrberg, Kristie McConn, Courtney Senas and Jen Lapicki also ended the day recording multiple hits. FSU batted .349 (22-for-63) in both contests combined, while UAB and Georgia State combined to go 8-for-44.

A large milestone was attained in the first game, as senior pitcher Sarah Hamilton reached the 1,000 strikeout mark when she caught Audrey Mason looking in the second inning on a changeup. She finished with seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings pitched before Nori relieved her.

In game one, McConn's hard-fought at-bat resulted in FSU's first run of the tournament, as the Broken Arrow, Okla., native hammered a full-count offering from Alana Thomas (9-11) to right center to plate Ahrberg from second base, making it 1-0. The Seminoles manufactured the run, as Morgan Bullock sacrificed Ahrberg to second base on a bunt before McConn stepped up with the big two-out extra-base hit.

In that same inning, Senas hit a chopper that shortstop Paige Nowacki mishandled, allowing McConn to score from second base and add to the lead. McConn rounded third base on the play and very well could have been thrown out, but catcher Maddy Stanton could not haul in Nowacki's throw as McConn made a nifty hand slide to avoid the tag.

Georgia State threatened to score its first run in the third inning when its first two batters reached base. A fielder's choice by Jessica Clifton resulted in a force out at third base with two runners still on and one out. On a full-count pitch, Brenna Morrissey hit a short one-hopper to Brown, who touched third base and threw Morrissey out at first base for a big double play. FSU was benefited by turning four doubles play today, including three against UAB in the second game.

FSU took charge against UAB starter Leigh Streetman (16-9) in game two, avenging a loss against the right-hander yesterday. Ahrberg and Bullock recorded consecutive RBI singles to put FSU ahead early, and a four-run fourth inning extended the Seminole lead to 7-0.

In the sixth frame, FSU piled on six runs. The scoring included a pinch-hit two-run single by Briar Stanley and an RBI single by Amber Bryant. The inning also included a stretch of six consecutive players reaching base.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     4  0  2   1  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  3   1  0  0  0  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  0   1  0  0  6  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Briana Hamilton       3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  1  1   0  0  1  3  2
Sarah Hamilton          P                            1  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6  9   4  1  2 21  7
Opp                              25  1  4   1  4  9 21 12

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (13)
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (15), Kristie McConn (5)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Morgan Bullock (4)
SF - FSU-Jen Lapicki (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas 2 (20)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton                  3.2  1  1  1  4  7
Jessica Nori         W (7-5)    3.1  3  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  4  9
Opp                  L          7.0  9  6  2  1  2


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FLORIDA STATE
0
2
0
0
3
1
0
6
9
1
GEORGIA STATE
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
4
3

FLORIDA STATE 13, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 1
05/21/2011, NCAA, Athens, Ga

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     3  3  2   1  1  0  0  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  2  0   1  0  0  1  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        4  1  2   1  0  0  8  0
Celeste Gomez           C-DP      3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP-C      4  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Amber Bryant          PH-LF     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  3  2
  Briana Hamilton       3B        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Briar Stanley         PH        1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Ashley Stager           SS        3  2  2   1  0  0  2  3
  Kelly Hensley         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 13 13  11  1  1 18 10
Opp                              19  1  4   1  1  2 18  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ashley Stager (11)
HR - FSU-Ashley Stager (10)
HBP - FSU-Celeste Gomez (3), Briana Hamilton (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Kristie McConn (3), Courtney Senas (21), Ashley Stager (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         W (8-5)    6.0  4  1  1  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  4  1  1  1  2
Opp                  L          6.0 13 13 11  1  1


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FLORIDA STATE
2
1
0
4
0
6
13
13
1
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
4
1

GEORGIA 10, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/22/2011, ATHENS, GA, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Softball Ends Season at UGA.

Seminoles hang around Bulldogs early but are hurt by season-high five errors in 10-2 loss.

ATHENS, GA - The Florida State University softball team ended its fulfilling season on Sunday afternoon as it fell to No. 6-rated Georgia, 10-2, in the NCAA Athens Regional at Jack Turner Stadium.

The loss ends a year that saw the Seminoles (32-28) attain their first Atlantic Coast Conference championship since 2004 as well as their school-record 12th consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship. It marks the end of the careers of stalwart seniors Sarah Hamilton, Robin Ahrberg, Jen Lapicki, Kristie McConn, Lauren Varsalona and Ashley Stager.

FSU also reached the final day of NCAA Regional play for the first time since 2006, the last time it reached the NCAA Super Regionals. The Seminoles went 2-2 in this year's regional, including two victories on Saturday over Georgia State (6-1) and UAB (13-1) to give it an opportunity to advance.

"I'm very proud of our team for fighting. We knew that Georgia was going to be a team that was going to battle with the bats, which they do," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We could have easily shut down there in the second inning and we didn't. We fought. It's good to be here on Sunday, to play on Sunday and to get some experience. We have a very class-act character senior class but we got a lot of freshman some experience today. I think that it was good for us."

On Sunday, a season-high five errors marred FSU's chances of a comeback against a quality-ranked opponent. Several of those miscues came early and led to unearned runs, setting the tone for the Bulldogs (50-12) throughout the day.

Freshman right-hander Morgan Montemayor (26-3) got the victory for UGA, while Hamilton (19-19) took the loss as she ends her historic Seminole career with a school-record 1,004 strikeouts.

Georgia took a quick lead in the first inning when it scored two runs right away. Megan Wiggins led off the game with a left-center gapper for a double, and Taylor Schlopy drove her in on an RBI single through the left side. Schlopy then unexpectedly scored during Alisa Goler's at-bat when she stole second base, advanced to third on a high throw from catcher Celeste Gomez and scored on an errant throw from centerfielder Courtney Senas, making it 2-0 with no outs.

Hamilton avoided disaster by inducing outs to her next two batters. She then allowed a single, a walk and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases but escaped the jam by striking out Laura Trout.

In the second frame, Goler walked to load the bases with just one out for Georgia. Briana Hesson then singled through the left side to plate Wiggins from third base, and Schlopy also advanced home from second base after third baseman Tiffani Brown mishandled Morgan Bullock's cutoff throw from left field. Ashley Razey's fielder's choice to Stager at shortstop also resulted in two runs scored, as Stager's throw to home plate skidded off the glove of catcher Gomez to give the Bulldogs a 6-0 advantage.

FSU responded with a run in the bottom of the second inning. Gomez hit a two-strike offering for a single to left field, then was replaced by pinch runner Kirstin Austin. After Ahrberg's flyout, McConn was hit by a pitch to put two runners on. After both runners advanced on a passed ball, Bullock recorded an RBI groundout to second base to cut the deficit to 6-1.

The Seminoles tacked on another run in the third inning on some good base running from Brown. With one out and the bases loaded, Gomez flied out to shallow centerfield. Georgia's cutoff throw came to the infield, and the Bulldogs tried to throw Shayla Jackson out as she was returning to second base. On that unsuccessful throw, Brown scooted home to make it 6-2.

The game was essentially put out of reach in the fifth inning when Brittany Hubbarb hit a solo home run to right center to create a 7-2 score.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B-2B     2  1  0   0  1  1  0  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Jen Lapicki             1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  7  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Robin Ahrberg           DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kristie McConn          2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
  Briana Hamilton       3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Ashley Stager           SS        2  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Sarah Hamilton          P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  2  3   1  1  4 18  9
Opp                              31 10 13   7  4  1 18  9

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (15), Celeste Gomez 2 (5), Courtney Senas (2)
2B - Opp-3
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Kristie McConn 2 (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sarah Hamilton       L (19-19)  1.0  3  2  2  1  1
Jessica Nori                    5.0 10  8  6  3  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0 13 10  8  4  1
Opp                  W          6.0  3  2  1  1  4


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GEORGIA
2
4
0
0
1
3
10
13
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
0
0
0
2
3
5