Florida State Women's Softball - 2012 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Softball - 2012 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Lonni Alameda, Head Coach
Craig Snider, Assistant Coach
Travis Wilson, Assistant Coach
Carly Wynn, Volunteer Assistant

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2012 Softball


2012 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Erika Hoffner, UT, Alpharetta, GA

Erika Leonard, C, Cincinnati, OH

Nicollette Levine, IF, Lithia

Lindsey Peppers, OF, Tallahassee

Bailey Schinella, P, Valrico

Loren Smith, OF, Land O' Lakes

Lacey Waldrop, P, Colonial Heights, VA


2012 Roster - By Name

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 33 Kirstin Austin        OF      L-R  Jr   *    Temple Terrace (King/Florida Atlantic)
* 22 Mallory Borden        UT      R-R  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy/Santa Fe CC)
*  6 Tiffani Brown         IF      L-R  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Godby)
*  3 Amber Bryant          OF      L-R  Jr-R **   Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch)
* 21 Morgan Bullock        OF-P    L-R  Jr   **   Dacula, GA (Mill Creek)
* 00 Celeste Gomez         C       R-R  So   *    Lake City (Columbia)
* 24 Briana Hamilton       UT      R-R  Jr   *    Woodruff, SC (Byrnes/South Carolina)
* 23 Kelly Hensley         OF      R-R  So   *    Niceville (Niceville)
* 28 Erika Hoffner         UT      L-R  Fr        Alpharetta, GA
* 14 Shayla Jackson        OF      L-R  Sr   ***  Pembroke Pines (Pembroke Pines Charter)
* 15 Erika Leonard         C       R-R  Fr        Cincinnati, OH (Mother of Mercy)
* 31 Nicollette Levine     IF      R-R  Fr        Lithia (Newsome)
*  2 Evelyn Morgado        UT      R-R  Fr-R      Miami (Florida Christian)
* 26 Jessica Nori          P       R-R  So-R *    Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
*  7 Maddie O'Brien        IF      L-R  Fr-R      Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
* 10 Lindsey Peppers       OF      R-R  Fr        Tallahassee (Maclay)
* 55 Monica Perry          P       R-R  Jr-R      Whitesburg, GA (Union Grove/Illinois)
* 27 Bailey Schinella      P       R-R  Fr        Valrico (Newsome)
*  8 Courtney Senas        UT      R-R  So   *    Wahiawa, HI (Mililani)
* 12 Loren Smith           OF      R-R  Jr        Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes/Indian River CC)
* 13 Lacey Waldrop         P       R-R  Fr        Colonial Heights, VA (Thomas Dale)

2012 Roster - By Number

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  2 Evelyn Morgado        UT      R-R  Fr-R      Miami (Florida Christian)
*  3 Amber Bryant          OF      L-R  Jr-R **   Pomona, CA (Diamond Ranch)
*  6 Tiffani Brown         IF      L-R  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Godby)
*  7 Maddie O'Brien        IF      L-R  Fr-R      Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
*  8 Courtney Senas        UT      R-R  So   *    Wahiawa, HI (Mililani)
* 00 Celeste Gomez         C       R-R  So   *    Lake City (Columbia)
* 10 Lindsey Peppers       OF      R-R  Fr        Tallahassee (Maclay)
* 12 Loren Smith           OF      R-R  Jr        Land O' Lakes (Land O' Lakes/Indian River CC)
* 13 Lacey Waldrop         P       R-R  Fr        Colonial Heights, VA (Thomas Dale)
* 14 Shayla Jackson        OF      L-R  Sr   ***  Pembroke Pines (Pembroke Pines Charter)
* 15 Erika Leonard         C       R-R  Fr        Cincinnati, OH (Mother of Mercy)
* 21 Morgan Bullock        OF-P    L-R  Jr   **   Dacula, GA (Mill Creek)
* 22 Mallory Borden        UT      R-R  Sr-R ***  Jacksonville (Trinity Christian Academy/Santa Fe CC)
* 23 Kelly Hensley         OF      R-R  So   *    Niceville (Niceville)
* 24 Briana Hamilton       UT      R-R  Jr   *    Woodruff, SC (Byrnes/South Carolina)
* 26 Jessica Nori          P       R-R  So-R *    Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 27 Bailey Schinella      P       R-R  Fr        Valrico (Newsome)
* 28 Erika Hoffner         UT      L-R  Fr        Alpharetta, GA
* 31 Nicollette Levine     IF      R-R  Fr        Lithia (Newsome)
* 33 Kirstin Austin        OF      L-R  Jr   *    Temple Terrace (King/Florida Atlantic)
* 55 Monica Perry          P       R-R  Jr-R      Whitesburg, GA (Union Grove/Illinois)

2012 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/10
Ref
H
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Seminole Classic #1
W 4-3
02/10
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI
Seminole Classic #1
W 10-6
02/11
Ref
H
TENNESSEE TECH
Seminole Classic #1
W 5-2
02/11
Ref
H
TENNESSEE TECH
Seminole Classic #1
W 8-0
02/12
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI
Seminole Classic #1 Championship
W 8-0
02/17
Ref
H
WESTERN CAROLINA
Seminole Classic #2
W 9-1
02/18
Ref
H
COASTAL CAROLINA
Seminole Classic #2
W 6-1
02/18
Ref
H
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Seminole Classic #2
W 2-1
02/19
Ref
H
MERCER
Seminole Classic Championship #2
W 3-0
02/22
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 6-2
02/24
Ref
N
ST. JOHN'S
Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl
W 5-1
02/24
Ref
N
WISCONSIN
Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl
W 6-2
02/25
Ref
N
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl
W 2-0
02/25
Ref
N
MARSHALL
Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl
W 4-1
02/26
Ref
N
WISCONSIN
Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl
W 2-1
03/02
Ref
N
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Hawaii Classic, Honolulu, Hi
W 5-1
03/03
Ref
N
RADFORD
Hawaii Classic, Honolulu, Hi
L 2-3
03/03
Ref
A
HAWAII
Hawaii Classic
L 1-2
03/04
Ref
N
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Hawaii Classic, Honolulu, Hi
W 13-4
03/04
Ref
A
HAWAII
Hawaii Classic
L 0-1
03/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 7-1
03/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 8-0
03/11
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 6-0
03/13
Ref
H
UT-CHATTANOOGA W 1-0
03/17
Ref
N
NORTHWESTERN
USF Classic, Tampa, Fl
W 1-0
03/17
Ref
N
FAIRFIELD
USF Classic, Tampa, Fl
W 2-0
03/18
Ref
N
RUTGERS
USF Classic, Tampa, Fl
L 0-1
03/18
Ref
A
SOUTH FLORIDA
USF Classic
L 1-2
03/20
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 6-0
03/20
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE W 7-1
03/21
Ref
A
FLORIDA A&M W 10-1
03/24
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 5-0
03/24
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 2-0
03/25
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 3-1
03/29
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST W 5-0
03/29
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST W 7-1
04/01
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 8-3
04/01
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA L 2-4
04/02
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 3-1
04/04
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 1-9
04/06
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH L 5-11
04/07
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 7-3
04/07
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 3-1
04/10
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M W 5-3
04/12
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA L 1-3
04/15
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH L 4-5
04/15
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 7-6
04/16
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 4-3
04/18
Ref
A
LOUISIANA STATE W 8-1
04/19
Ref
A
TROY L 3-4
04/21
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 12-4
04/22
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
First four innings played on 4/21/2012
W 2-0
04/22
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 5-0
05/01
Ref
A
NORTH FLORIDA W 8-1
05/01
Ref
A
NORTH FLORIDA W 5-0
05/05
Ref
A
MARYLAND W 4-3
05/05
Ref
A
MARYLAND L 1-4
05/06
Ref
A
MARYLAND L 3-4
05/10
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC, Chapel Hill, NC
W 6-2
05/11
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH
ACC, Chapel Hill, NC
L 1-9
05/18
Ref
N
SAN DIEGO STATE
NCAA, Los Angeles, Ca
L 0-1
05/19
Ref
A
UCLA
NCAA
W 2-1
05/19
Ref
N
SAN DIEGO STATE
NCAA, Los Angeles, Ca
L 0-1
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   47-16    26- 4    11- 7    10- 5


2012 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       13- 4    43-15 
 2  FLORIDA STATE        16- 5    47-16 
 3t VIRGINIA TECH        12- 8    42-21 
 3t GEORGIA TECH         12- 8    37-23 
 5  MARYLAND             10- 8    34-22 
 6  VIRGINIA              8-13    26-25 
 7  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  5-15    23-31 
 8  BOSTON COLLEGE        3-18    23-30 

2012 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Chapel Hill, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/10/2012  (3)GEORGIA TECH 6, (6)VIRGINIA 4                    Round 1
05/10/2012  (2)FLORIDA STATE 6, (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2       Round 1
05/10/2012  (1)ARIZONA 10, (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 4                  Round 1
05/10/2012  (4)VIRGINIA TECH 5, (5)MARYLAND 2                   Round 1
05/11/2012  (3)GEORGIA TECH 9, (2)FLORIDA STATE 1               Round 2
05/11/2012  (4)VIRGINIA TECH 4, (1)NORTH CAROLINA 1             Round 2
05/12/2012  (3)GEORGIA TECH 9, (4)VIRGINIA TECH 1               Round 3

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/10/2012
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Mallory
Borden
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
02/10/2012
MISSISSIPPI
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Mallory
Borden
Briana
Hamilton
Kirstin
Austin
02/11/2012
TENNESSEE TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Mallory
Borden
Monica
Perry
Amber
Bryant
02/11/2012
TENNESSEE TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Monica
Perry
Briana
Hamilton
Amber
Bryant
02/12/2012
MISSISSIPPI
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Monica
Perry
Briana
Hamilton
Amber
Bryant
02/17/2012
WESTERN CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Loren
Smith
Amber
Bryant
02/18/2012
COASTAL CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Bailey
Schinella
Amber
Bryant
02/18/2012
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Amber
Bryant
02/19/2012
MERCER
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Evelyn
Morgado
Morgan
Bullock
02/22/2012
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Mallory
Borden
Morgan
Bullock
02/24/2012
ST. JOHN'S
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Mallory
Borden
Morgan
Bullock
02/24/2012
WISCONSIN
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Mallory
Borden
Morgan
Bullock
02/25/2012
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Mallory
Borden
Kirstin
Austin
02/25/2012
MARSHALL
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Mallory
Borden
Kelly
Hensley
Loren
Smith
02/26/2012
WISCONSIN
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Mallory
Borden
Kelly
Hensley
Loren
Smith
03/02/2012
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Mallory
Borden
Kelly
Hensley
Loren
Smith
03/03/2012
RADFORD
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Mallory
Borden
Kelly
Hensley
Loren
Smith
03/03/2012
HAWAII
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Maddie
O'Brien
Evelyn
Morgado
Loren
Smith
03/04/2012
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Maddie
O'Brien
Evelyn
Morgado
Amber
Bryant
03/04/2012
HAWAII
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Amber
Bryant
03/10/2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Amber
Bryant
03/10/2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
03/11/2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
03/13/2012
UT-CHATTANOOGA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
03/17/2012
NORTHWESTERN
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
03/17/2012
FAIRFIELD
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
03/18/2012
RUTGERS
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
03/18/2012
SOUTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
03/20/2012
JACKSONVILLE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Maddie
O'Brien
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Erika
Leonard
Monica
Perry
Kirstin
Austin
03/20/2012
JACKSONVILLE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Maddie
O'Brien
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Erika
Leonard
Evelyn
Morgado
Kirstin
Austin
03/21/2012
FLORIDA A&M
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Erika
Leonard
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Monica
Perry
Evelyn
Morgado
Kirstin
Austin
03/24/2012
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Erika
Leonard
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
03/24/2012
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
03/25/2012
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
03/29/2012
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
03/29/2012
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
04/01/2012
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
04/01/2012
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Kirstin
Austin
04/02/2012
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Kirstin
Austin
04/04/2012
FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Kirstin
Austin
04/06/2012
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Kirstin
Austin
04/07/2012
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Kirstin
Austin
04/07/2012
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Amber
Bryant
04/10/2012
FLORIDA A&M
Tiffani
Brown
Amber
Bryant
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
04/12/2012
SOUTH ALABAMA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Kirstin
Austin
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
04/15/2012
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Morgan
Bullock
04/15/2012
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Amber
Bryant
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Morgan
Bullock
04/16/2012
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Morgan
Bullock
04/18/2012
LOUISIANA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Morgan
Bullock
04/19/2012
TROY
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Morgan
Bullock
04/21/2012
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Amber
Bryant
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
04/22/2012
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Erika
Leonard
Morgan
Bullock
04/22/2012
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Mallory
Borden
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
05/01/2012
NORTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
05/01/2012
NORTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
05/05/2012
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
05/05/2012
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
05/06/2012
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
05/10/2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
05/11/2012
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Kirstin
Austin
05/18/2012
SAN DIEGO STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Courtney
Senas
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
05/19/2012
UCLA
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Maddie
O'Brien
Courtney
Senas
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
05/19/2012
SAN DIEGO STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Shayla
Jackson
Mallory
Borden
Maddie
O'Brien
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/10/2012
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/10/2012
MISSISSIPPI
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/11/2012
TENNESSEE TECH
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Briana
Hamilton
Mallory
Borden
Tiffani
Brown
Maddie
O'Brien
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/11/2012
TENNESSEE TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/12/2012
MISSISSIPPI
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/17/2012
WESTERN CAROLINA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/18/2012
COASTAL CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/18/2012
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/19/2012
MERCER
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/22/2012
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/24/2012
ST. JOHN'S
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/24/2012
WISCONSIN
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/25/2012
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/25/2012
MARSHALL
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Loren
Smith
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
02/26/2012
WISCONSIN
Jessica
Nori
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Loren
Smith
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/02/2012
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Loren
Smith
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/03/2012
RADFORD
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Loren
Smith
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/03/2012
HAWAII
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Evelyn
Morgado
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Loren
Smith
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/04/2012
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Jessica
Nori
Erika
Leonard
Evelyn
Morgado
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/04/2012
HAWAII
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/10/2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Amber
Bryant
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/10/2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/11/2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/13/2012
UT-CHATTANOOGA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/17/2012
NORTHWESTERN
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/17/2012
FAIRFIELD
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/18/2012
RUTGERS
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/18/2012
SOUTH FLORIDA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/20/2012
JACKSONVILLE
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Evelyn
Morgado
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/20/2012
JACKSONVILLE
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Evelyn
Morgado
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/21/2012
FLORIDA A&M
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Evelyn
Morgado
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/24/2012
VIRGINIA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Evelyn
Morgado
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/24/2012
VIRGINIA
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/25/2012
VIRGINIA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/29/2012
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
03/29/2012
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/01/2012
NORTH CAROLINA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/01/2012
NORTH CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/02/2012
NORTH CAROLINA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/04/2012
FLORIDA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/06/2012
VIRGINIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/07/2012
VIRGINIA TECH
Jessica
Nori
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/07/2012
VIRGINIA TECH
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/10/2012
FLORIDA A&M
Jessica
Nori
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Amber
Bryant
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
04/12/2012
SOUTH ALABAMA
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
04/15/2012
GEORGIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
04/15/2012
GEORGIA TECH
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
04/16/2012
GEORGIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
04/18/2012
LOUISIANA STATE
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
04/19/2012
TROY
Jessica
Nori
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
04/21/2012
BOSTON COLLEGE
Monica
Perry
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
04/22/2012
BOSTON COLLEGE
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Shayla
Jackson
04/22/2012
BOSTON COLLEGE
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/01/2012
NORTH FLORIDA
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/01/2012
NORTH FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Erika
Leonard
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/05/2012
MARYLAND
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/05/2012
MARYLAND
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/06/2012
MARYLAND
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/10/2012
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/11/2012
GEORGIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/18/2012
SAN DIEGO STATE
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/19/2012
UCLA
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson
05/19/2012
SAN DIEGO STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Shayla
Jackson


2012 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT ============================================================================================================ Shayla Jackson .304 62 62 191 37 58 5 5 0 20 73 .382 26 1 12 0 .388 1 2 2 3 Tiffani Brown .301 63 63 219 44 66 3 4 0 14 77 .352 9 3 30 0 .338 0 1 43 49 Courtney Senas .296 63 63 186 28 55 9 2 2 26 74 .398 14 1 27 0 .341 4 0 19 23 Amber Bryant .293 37 13 41 10 12 2 1 0 5 16 .390 6 0 12 1 .383 0 0 0 0 Morgan Bullock .288 52 21 59 17 17 1 0 0 5 18 .305 5 0 4 0 .338 1 4 6 6 Kirstin Austin .281 56 37 96 24 27 3 1 1 11 35 .365 15 1 24 0 .384 0 0 2 2 Erika Leonard .262 62 61 130 20 34 9 0 4 24 55 .423 52 4 22 1 .484 0 0 1 1 Maddie O'Brien .260 56 55 150 27 39 11 1 8 43 76 .507 31 0 17 1 .376 5 0 1 2 Kelly Hensley .258 57 57 132 12 34 2 0 1 14 39 .295 20 0 18 2 .348 3 1 2 2 Monica Perry .250 41 35 16 2 4 1 0 1 3 8 .500 0 1 6 0 .294 0 0 0 0 Briana Hamilton .234 63 63 167 40 39 7 3 12 39 88 .527 28 6 42 1 .360 2 3 5 7 Mallory Borden .231 33 26 78 5 18 6 2 1 13 31 .397 6 3 19 0 .310 0 0 0 0 Celeste Gomez .174 35 29 86 1 15 2 0 1 7 20 .233 8 1 19 1 .253 0 0 0 0 Loren Smith .150 26 6 20 6 3 0 0 1 4 6 .300 4 0 9 0 .280 1 0 1 3 Evelyn Morgado .071 29 7 14 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 .071 5 0 5 0 .316 0 1 0 0 Bailey Schinella .000 16 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Nicollette Levine .000 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 3 0 .200 0 0 0 0 Erika Hoffner .000 40 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 3 5 Lacey Waldrop .000 34 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Jessica Nori .000 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Lindsey Peppers .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ======================================================================================= FSU .264 63 63 1596 282 422 61 19 32 230 617 .387 230 21 270 7 .361 17 12 85 103 Opp .147 63 63 1554 127 229 58 7 18 105 355 .228 98 27 380 5 .210 6 45 55 63

2012 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 ======================================================================================================================== Lacey Waldrop 1.33 19 5 34 26 10 6 3 2 162.2 107 44 31 36 139 12 3 6 597 .179 6 9 0 2 16 Monica Perry 1.54 22 6 35 32 14 4 3 0 191.0 132 56 42 45 199 36 4 7 683 .193 8 13 0 3 20 Bailey Schinella 1.67 2 1 13 0 0 0 4 4 21.0 13 7 5 8 13 0 0 1 76 .171 3 1 0 0 3 Jessica Nori 2.06 4 4 24 5 1 0 2 4 51.0 47 20 15 9 29 10 0 4 198 .237 2 4 3 1 6 ==================================================================================================== FSU 1.53 47 16 106 63 25 16 6 10 425.2 299 127 93 98 380 58 7 18 1554 .192 19 27 3 6 45 Opp 3.45 16 47 63 63 39 4 0 0 403.1 422 282 199 230 270 61 19 32 1596 .264 30 21 5 17 12

2012 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Celeste Gomez 46 3 0 1.000 Mallory Borden 12 1 0 1.000 Loren Smith 9 0 0 1.000 Bailey Schinella 0 9 0 1.000 Amber Bryant 8 0 0 1.000 Erika Leonard 334 29 2 .995 Monica Perry 16 45 1 .984 Tiffani Brown 95 98 4 .980 Kelly Hensley 394 9 9 .978 Shayla Jackson 42 1 1 .977 Lacey Waldrop 4 49 2 .964 Evelyn Morgado 72 1 3 .961 Morgan Bullock 23 1 1 .960 Kirstin Austin 47 5 3 .945 Courtney Senas 53 24 5 .939 Maddie O'Brien 53 96 11 .931 Briana Hamilton 67 140 18 .920 Jessica Nori 2 10 3 .800 Nicollette Levine 0 0 0 .000 Erika Hoffner 0 0 0 .000 Lindsey Peppers 0 0 0 .000 ======================== FSU 1277 521 63 .966 Opp 1210 494 83 .954

FLORIDA STATE 4, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 3
02/10/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic #1

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Take Two.

Florida State comes back from late one-run deficits in victories over Stephen F. Austin and Ole Miss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Faced with small one-run deficits late in its first two games of the season, the Florida State University softball team managed to string together a couple of comebacks as it defeated Stephen F. Austin, 4-3, in game one, followed by a 10-6 victory over Ole Miss in game two of the Seminole Classic.

Besides the Seminole offense igniting their come-from-behind efforts, two key pieces to FSU's 2-0 start was the relief pitching of freshman pitcher Bailey Schinella (1-0) and redshirt sophomore hurler Jessica Nori (1-0). In game one against the Lumberjacks, Schinella entered the game with FSU trailing 3-2 and helped stave off Stephen F. Austin by tossing 2.1 innings of shutout ball, not allowing a hit to seven batters faced. The Valrico, Fla., native earned her first career win as a Seminole.

In the following matchup against the Rebels, Nori faced a similar situation with FSU trailing 6-5 with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning. Facing Ole Miss' Cali Overbeck, the Weston, Fla., native induced a pop-up in foul territory to give FSU a more manageable opportunity. She then retired the side in the seventh to earn the victory following FSU's five-run sixth inning.

"I was very pleased with the relief efforts of Bailey and Jessica," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "For Bailey to make her first appearance and get a win out of it while throwing in big situations, that's huge for her. Jessica has improved so much in the last two seasons and I expected her to come in and get us out of that bases-loaded jam.

"Overall, we showed some early jitters but we managed to find ways to win. We'll hope to come back even stronger tomorrow."

Against the Lumberjacks in game one, FSU left 12 Seminoles on base but was able to exploit their chances late. In the bottom of the seventh with a 3-2 deficit, freshman Erika Leonard started the rally with a walk, followed by a key single by Kelly Hensley up the middle. Sophomore Courtney Senas then tied the game when she hit a lined shot off third baseman Cadie Weaver to score Leonard from second base on an RBI single.

One inning later, FSU matched its walk-off win total from 2011 when Shayla Jackson delivered a shallow single to left center to score speedster Tiffani Brown from second base. In FSU's lone walk-off victory last season, the same scenario occurred in which Jackson brought home Brown for the game-winning run. For the day, Brown wreaked havoc on the base paths with five combined stolen bases in both games. As a team, FSU swiped nine bags in nine attempts, including three by Senas.

Jackson finished 4-for-9 in both games combined with an RBI, one triple and two runs scored. She and Senas led FSU with three hits apiece in game one. Senas, a Wahiawa native, finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in game two. Leonard made a strong debut by going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs for the Seminoles.

Making a big impact at the plate against Ole Miss was redshirt senior Mallory Borden, who went 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the Seminoles in game two. She gave FSU a needed cushion when the Jacksonville, Fla., native lined a three-run double to left field to plate Senas, Hensley and Leonard in a four-run first inning. Borden's RBI total was a career high, surpassing her previous best of three which she accomplished three times.

Borden added an insurance run in the sixth inning when she brought home Senas on an RBI single, as FSU reeled off five runs in the frame to build a sizeable lead heading into the seventh.

Redshirt junior Monica Perry and freshman Lacey Waldrop earned no decisions in their Seminole debuts. With the victories, FSU starts 2-0 for the first time since the 2007 season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        5  2  2   0  0  1  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  1  3   1  0  0  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  1
Erika Leonard           C         2  1  1   1  2  1  6  1
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  3   1  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          2B        2  0  0   1  2  2  5   
Briana Hamilton         1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            2  1
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  4 10   4  7  6 24  7
Opp                              27  3  6   3  1  7 21  8

2B - Opp-3
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
HBP - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (2), Courtney Senas 2 (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    5.2  6  3  3  1  6
Bailey Schinella     W (1-0)    2.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  3  3  1  7
Opp                  L          7.0 10  4  4  7  6


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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
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0
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0
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FLORIDA STATE
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2
0
1
1
4
10
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FLORIDA STATE 10, MISSISSIPPI 6
02/10/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic #1

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Take Two.

Florida State comes back from late one-run deficits in victories over Stephen F. Austin and Ole Miss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Faced with small one-run deficits late in its first two games of the season, the Florida State University softball team managed to string together a couple of comebacks as it defeated Stephen F. Austin, 4-3, in game one, followed by a 10-6 victory over Ole Miss in game two of the Seminole Classic.

Besides the Seminole offense igniting their come-from-behind efforts, two key pieces to FSU's 2-0 start was the relief pitching of freshman pitcher Bailey Schinella (1-0) and redshirt sophomore hurler Jessica Nori (1-0). In game one against the Lumberjacks, Schinella entered the game with FSU trailing 3-2 and helped stave off Stephen F. Austin by tossing 2.1 innings of shutout ball, not allowing a hit to seven batters faced. The Valrico, Fla., native earned her first career win as a Seminole.

In the following matchup against the Rebels, Nori faced a similar situation with FSU trailing 6-5 with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning. Facing Ole Miss' Cali Overbeck, the Weston, Fla., native induced a pop-up in foul territory to give FSU a more manageable opportunity. She then retired the side in the seventh to earn the victory following FSU's five-run sixth inning.

"I was very pleased with the relief efforts of Bailey and Jessica," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "For Bailey to make her first appearance and get a win out of it while throwing in big situations, that's huge for her. Jessica has improved so much in the last two seasons and I expected her to come in and get us out of that bases-loaded jam.

"Overall, we showed some early jitters but we managed to find ways to win. We'll hope to come back even stronger tomorrow."

Against the Lumberjacks in game one, FSU left 12 Seminoles on base but was able to exploit their chances late. In the bottom of the seventh with a 3-2 deficit, freshman Erika Leonard started the rally with a walk, followed by a key single by Kelly Hensley up the middle. Sophomore Courtney Senas then tied the game when she hit a lined shot off third baseman Cadie Weaver to score Leonard from second base on an RBI single.

One inning later, FSU matched its walk-off win total from 2011 when Shayla Jackson delivered a shallow single to left center to score speedster Tiffani Brown from second base. In FSU's lone walk-off victory last season, the same scenario occurred in which Jackson brought home Brown for the game-winning run. For the day, Brown wreaked havoc on the base paths with five combined stolen bases in both games. As a team, FSU swiped nine bags in nine attempts, including three by Senas.

Jackson finished 4-for-9 in both games combined with an RBI, one triple and two runs scored. She and Senas led FSU with three hits apiece in game one. Senas, a Wahiawa native, finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in game two. Leonard made a strong debut by going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs for the Seminoles.

Making a big impact at the plate against Ole Miss was redshirt senior Mallory Borden, who went 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the Seminoles in game two. She gave FSU a needed cushion when the Jacksonville, Fla., native lined a three-run double to left field to plate Senas, Hensley and Leonard in a four-run first inning. Borden's RBI total was a career high, surpassing her previous best of three which she accomplished three times.

Borden added an insurance run in the sixth inning when she brought home Senas on an RBI single, as FSU reeled off five runs in the frame to build a sizeable lead heading into the seventh.

Redshirt junior Monica Perry and freshman Lacey Waldrop earned no decisions in their Seminole debuts. With the victories, FSU starts 2-0 for the first time since the 2007 season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        2  2  1   0  2  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  1  3
Erika Leonard           C         3  1  2   1  1  0  3  2
Kelly Hensley           DP        4  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  2  1   1  1  0  2  0
Mallory Borden          2B        4  0  2   4  0  0  3  1
Briana Hamilton         1B        4  0  0   0  0  0 10  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  1  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Evelyn Morgado        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              28 10  9   7  7  1 21 11
Opp                              30  6 10   4  4  1 18  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (2), Kirstin Austin (1)
2B - FSU-Mallory Borden (1)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown 3 (5), Kelly Hensley (1), Courtney Senas (3)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   5.2 10  6  4  4  1
Jessica Nori         W (1-0)    1.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 10  6  4  4  1
Opp                  L          6.0  9 10  5  7  1


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MISSISSIPPI
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10
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 5, TENNESSEE TECH 2
02/11/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic #1

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Softball Moves to 4-0.

Florida State defeats Tennessee Tech twice on Saturday; Set to face Ole Miss in Sunday championship game at approximately 11:15 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Another superb day in the circle elevated the Florida State University softball team to the Seminole Classic Championship as it defeated Tennessee Tech twice on Saturday by scores of 5-2 and 8-0 in six innings.

Coming into the season with strong expectations of the depth in its pitching staff, four members in Monica Perry, Jessica Nori, Lacey Waldrop and Bailey Schinella have taken advantage of their auditions in the first weekend of the season. On Saturday, Perry (1-0) earned her first win as a Seminole after tossing five strong frames and allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts.

Despite surrendering a run in the top half of the first inning, Perry settled down and retired 14 of her next 16 batters faced in FSU's game one win over the Golden Eagles (0-4). The Whitesburg, Ga., native finished strong for FSU, retiring every batter between the third and fifth innings while preventing her last 10 batters faced from reaching base.

Perry also helped herself at the plate in the first contest, hammering a first-pitch offering from pitcher Holly Thomas well over the right field wall for FSU's first home run of the season. The two-run shot put the Seminoles (4-0) ahead at 4-1 before getting another run in the sixth when Courtney Senas crossed the plate following a fielding error off the bat of Morgan Bullock.

"Monica threw much better today and showed what she can also do at the plate," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She and a bunch of our other players came back stronger today and have put us in our desired position for tomorrow. We've played Ole Miss once already and they were a handful, so we've got to stay focused and try to get through this weekend unblemished."

Waldrop, a freshman from Colonial Heights, Va., made her second appearance as a Seminole a memorable one when she tossed five no-hit innings in FSU's game two mercy-rule victory. Waldrop (1-0) retired 16 of her 19 batters faced, allowing one fielder's choice while two Golden Eagles reached base on errors. Waldrop was noticeably comfortable in the circle, mixing up pitches with pinpoint accuracy. She was relieved by Nori, who threw the final inning and did not allow a run.

Schinella came on in relief in the first game and picked up her first save as a Seminole. She threw two innings and allowed two hits and one run, but pitched out of a jam to prevent Tennessee Tech from getting within striking distance.

Redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien provided one of the biggest hits of the day in game one, roping a two-out, two-run triple down the right field line to give FSU the lead at 2-1 in the third inning. In game one, FSU produced just four hits but kept Tennessee Tech's hitting at a minimum courtesy of some tremendous defensive plays by the infield.

The Seminoles racked up four extra-base hits in game two, as Amber Bryant recorded the first triple of her career to highlight a four-run fourth inning. Bryant finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Senas was the other Seminole to record multiple hits after finishing 2-for-3 with a double.

FSU put together 11 base hits in 29 at-bats in the second game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  1   2  1  0  2  2
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
Kelly Hensley           DP-1B     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Mallory Borden          2B        3  1  0   0  0  0  2  0
Monica Perry            P         2  1  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Bailey Schinella      P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Amber Bryant            LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         1B-DP     1  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  5  4   4  3  3 21  7
Opp                              24  2  3   1  5  3 18  8

E - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)
HR - FSU-Monica Perry (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (1-0)    5.0  1  1  1  3  3
Bailey Schinella     Sv(1)      2.0  2  1  1  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  2  2  5  3
Opp                  L          6.0  4  5  3  3  3


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TENNESSEE TECH
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 8, TENNESSEE TECH 0
02/11/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic #1

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Softball Moves to 4-0.

Florida State defeats Tennessee Tech twice on Saturday; Set to face Ole Miss in Sunday championship game at approximately 11:15 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Another superb day in the circle elevated the Florida State University softball team to the Seminole Classic Championship as it defeated Tennessee Tech twice on Saturday by scores of 5-2 and 8-0 in six innings.

Coming into the season with strong expectations of the depth in its pitching staff, four members in Monica Perry, Jessica Nori, Lacey Waldrop and Bailey Schinella have taken advantage of their auditions in the first weekend of the season. On Saturday, Perry (1-0) earned her first win as a Seminole after tossing five strong frames and allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts.

Despite surrendering a run in the top half of the first inning, Perry settled down and retired 14 of her next 16 batters faced in FSU's game one win over the Golden Eagles (0-4). The Whitesburg, Ga., native finished strong for FSU, retiring every batter between the third and fifth innings while preventing her last 10 batters faced from reaching base.

Perry also helped herself at the plate in the first contest, hammering a first-pitch offering from pitcher Holly Thomas well over the right field wall for FSU's first home run of the season. The two-run shot put the Seminoles (4-0) ahead at 4-1 before getting another run in the sixth when Courtney Senas crossed the plate following a fielding error off the bat of Morgan Bullock.

"Monica threw much better today and showed what she can also do at the plate," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She and a bunch of our other players came back stronger today and have put us in our desired position for tomorrow. We've played Ole Miss once already and they were a handful, so we've got to stay focused and try to get through this weekend unblemished."

Waldrop, a freshman from Colonial Heights, Va., made her second appearance as a Seminole a memorable one when she tossed five no-hit innings in FSU's game two mercy-rule victory. Waldrop (1-0) retired 16 of her 19 batters faced, allowing one fielder's choice while two Golden Eagles reached base on errors. Waldrop was noticeably comfortable in the circle, mixing up pitches with pinpoint accuracy. She was relieved by Nori, who threw the final inning and did not allow a run.

Schinella came on in relief in the first game and picked up her first save as a Seminole. She threw two innings and allowed two hits and one run, but pitched out of a jam to prevent Tennessee Tech from getting within striking distance.

Redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien provided one of the biggest hits of the day in game one, roping a two-out, two-run triple down the right field line to give FSU the lead at 2-1 in the third inning. In game one, FSU produced just four hits but kept Tennessee Tech's hitting at a minimum courtesy of some tremendous defensive plays by the infield.

The Seminoles racked up four extra-base hits in game two, as Amber Bryant recorded the first triple of her career to highlight a four-run fourth inning. Bryant finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Senas was the other Seminole to record multiple hits after finishing 2-for-3 with a double.

FSU put together 11 base hits in 29 at-bats in the second game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        1  2  0   0  3  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS-DP     3  1  1   1  1  2  2  0
  Evelyn Morgado        SS        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  1  1   1  1  1  4  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  2   0  1  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  8  0
  Loren Smith           1B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  3
  Kirstin Austin        PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Amber Bryant            LF        3  2  2   1  0  1  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  8 11   5  6  4 18  7
Opp                              21  0  1   0  1  5 17  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Evelyn Morgado (1), Kelly Hensley (1)
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1), Courtney Senas (1), Briana Hamilton (1)
3B - FSU-Amber Bryant (1)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (1-0)    5.0  0  0  0  1  3
Jessica Nori                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  1  0  0  1  5
Opp                  L          5.2 11  8  6  6  4


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TENNESSEE TECH
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 8, MISSISSIPPI 0
02/12/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic #1 Championship

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

A No-No For Waldrop.

Freshman pitcher tosses five hitless innings to guide Florida State Softball past Ole Miss in mercy-rule victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In just her third career start as part of the Garnet and Gold, freshman pitcher Lacey Waldrop tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Florida State University softball team defeated Ole Miss, 8-0, in a mercy-rule shortened game on Sunday afternoon in the Seminole Classic championship.

Waldrop, a native of Colonial Heights, Va., threw the Rebels (3-2) off balance throughout the afternoon. Just like in her first career win on Saturday, she threw several types of pitches to keep the Ole Miss hitters guessing. Waldrop now has a streak of 10 consecutive hitless innings pitched after yesterday's five frames, although she wasn't credited with a no-hitter because she did not pitch the full game.

"I'm very proud of Lacey. She really came out and pitched according to the game plan," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "For a freshman she has a good amount of confidence in her pitches and it really showed today. Combining her effort with some good defensive plays on our side, I was really impressed with the way our team played today."

Waldrop's no-hitter was the first by a Seminole freshman since Terese Gober tossed one her freshman year on April 17, 2007, in a victory over Jacksonville.

The only blemish in Waldrop's stat line were her three walks, all issued in the first inning. She started off the game forcing two groundouts, then allowed three consecutive walks to her next three batters. Waldrop was able to get out of the two-out jam by striking out starting pitcher Kendall Bruning on a well-placed offspeed pitch on the outside corner to end the inning.

From there, Waldrop prevented her next 12 batters faced from reaching base. She was also aided by some early run-support from FSU, albeit off two Ole Miss errors.

The Seminoles (5-0) struck first in the bottom of the first on a fielding miscue from Ole Miss. With Tiffani Brown on second base following a leadoff hit-by-pitch and steal, a ground ball hit to the right side by Shayla Jackson was fielded by second baseman Corrine Doornberg but muffed by Rebel first baseman Londen Ladner. Brown hustled around third base and beat the throw home to score the unearned run.

In the third inning, two more unearned runs were scored off Jackson's bat. With two runners in scoring position and two outs, Jackson hit a slow dribbler that was fielded by Bruning. However, the throw brought first baseman Ladner slightly off the bag and was dropped, bringing home both runs.

FSU broke the game open in a four-run fourth inning. Junior Briana Hamilton, who led FSU by going 3-for-3, led off the frame with a solo home run to left center. Brown then singled on a bunt, stole second base and eventually scored on a single to left field by Jackson although not directly because of her hit. Later, Courtney Senas drove a pitch to right center to plate Maddie O'Brien and Jackson.

As a team, the Seminoles recorded nine base hits on the afternoon and stole three more bases. Brown joined Hamilton as the two Seminoles with multiple-hit performances, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. The Tallahassee native's single through the right side in the fifth inning gave FSU the eight-run deficit it needed through five innings to end the game early.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  2   1  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  1  1  7  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   2  0  1  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  1   0  1  0  5  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            DP        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  3  3   1  0  0  1  3
Amber Bryant            LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  8  9   4  3  2 15  5
Opp                              15  0  0   0  3  7 13 11

E - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
HBP - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1), Monica Perry (1)
SH - FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (7), Briana Hamilton (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (2-0)    5.0  0  0  0  3  7
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  0  0  0  3  7
Opp                  L          4.1  9  8  3  3  2


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MISSISSIPPI
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FLORIDA STATE
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4
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FLORIDA STATE 9, WESTERN CAROLINA 1
02/17/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic #2

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hamilton Powers FSU.

Junior Briana Hamilton finishes with career-high four RBIs to lead Seminoles to 9-1 win over Western Carolina in five innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Junior Briana Hamilton's two-out, towering grand slam in the second inning powered the Florida State University softball team to a 9-1 victory over Western Carolina in five innings on Friday evening at the second Seminole Classic.

With two outs and the bases loaded, Hamilton eyed an inside offering from Catamount starter Jordan Garrett and hammered the pitch over the left field foul pole to thoroughly break the game open. Hamilton, a Woodruff, S.C., native, has now homered in two consecutive games and has six round-trippers since donning the Garnet and Gold in 2011. Her four runs driven in were also a career high.

"Briana swings with a lot of confidence and had a real nice effort tonight at the plate," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I saw a lot of our players have real good trips to the plate, and I was also impressed with the way Monica (Perry) threw this evening."

The Seminoles (6-0) are off to their best start since the 2007 season, receiving another fine effort in the circle from their depth-filled group of arms. Starter Monica Perry (2-0) picked up her second victory of the season after overpowering the Catamounts (2-3), striking out seven of her 14 batters faced. The Whitesburg, Ga., native now has 16 K's in 14.2 innings pitched in the young season.

Perry allowed just one hit in four innings pitched while also surrendering a run. Freshman Bailey Schinella then came in relief and retired the side to end the 1 hour-30 minute contest.

FSU produced eight hits in the evening contest, with nearly every position starter earning at least one base hit in the game. Hamilton led the way with a 2-for-3 performance that also included a deep double to left center in the first inning.

FSU began its offensive showing in the first inning, as Shayla Jackson's RBI single brought home Tiffani Brown for the game's first run. Following a pulled double by redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien, Jackson scored on an illegal pitch and catcher Erika Leonard singled to right center to make it 3-0. Kelly Hensley capped the first-inning scoring with a two-run single to right field.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
  Evelyn Morgado        SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C-DP      1  2  1   1  2  0  7  1
Courtney Senas          CF        1  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  1   2  1  0  2  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  2   4  0  0  0  1
Loren Smith             DP-C      3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Amber Bryant            LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  9  8   8  5  1 15  4
Opp                              15  1  1   1  0  7 12  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2), Briana Hamilton (2)
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (2-0)    4.0  1  1  1  0  7
Bailey Schinella                1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  1  1  0  7
Opp                  L          4.0  8  9  5  5  1


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WESTERN CAROLINA
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 6, COASTAL CAROLINA 1
02/18/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic #2

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Stays Undefeated.

Florida State Softball moves to 8-0 for its best start since 2004 in doubleheader sweep.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind another strong performance by Briana Hamilton as well as some quality pitching, the Florida State University softball team advanced to 8-0 on the season after defeating Coastal Carolina, 6-1, followed by a 2-1 win over North Dakota State on Saturday at the second Seminole Classic.

The Seminoles' (8-0) two victories surpass the 2007 squad's 6-0 start and is now the best start by FSU since the 2004 team began the season 11-0. The 2004 unit was one of seven FSU softball teams to reach the Women's College World Series.

Once again, an enormous reason for FSU coming out on top was two superb pitching efforts by freshman Lacey Waldrop (3-0) and redshirt junior Monica Perry (3-0). Waldrop, a Colonial Heights, Va., native, allowed no runs on just one hit while striking out two in five innings pitched versus Coastal Carolina.

"I'm very pleased with all of our pitchers at this point," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We're getting consistent, solid efforts from each. Our starters have been giving us great innings, and then when it's time for someone to step in and get some big outs in relief they've been rising to the occasion so far. It's still early and we've still got some things to work on, but our players are progressing and that's what we want to see right now."

Waldrop reached 13 consecutive innings without allowing a hit over her last three starts until surrendering a short single to North Dakota State's Jenina Ortega to begin the fourth inning. It was the only hit Waldrop allowed to her 17 batters faced.

Despite allowing a base hit, Waldrop still has a streak of 15 scoreless innings pitched dating back to her second start of the season versus Tennessee Tech. She has not allowed a hit or run since her final inning pitched in her first start against Ole Miss last weekend.

Waldrop got some help in her fourth start from FSU's offense, which was led once again by junior Briana Hamilton. Against the Chanticleers (5-3), Hamilton finished 2-for-3 with her first career triple as a Seminole and three runs scored. Courtney Senas' bat provided the first two runs versus Coastal Carolina, scoring Hamilton on a comebacker to the pitcher in the second inning followed by a run-scoring double to right field in the fourth.

Also recording base hits versus Coastal Carolina were Tiffani Brown, Shayla Jackson, Maddie O'Brien, and Morgan Bullock. Bullock, a Dacula, Ga., native, capped the scoring in the sixth inning with a lined sacrifice fly to centerfield to plate Hamilton.

The Seminoles faced a challenge in game two, matching up against its first reigning NCAA Tournament opponent of the season in North Dakota State. The Bison (5-3), which advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals in 2009, held FSU to just two hits but was bit by one pitching mistake to hot-hitting Hamilton in the fourth. North Dakota State starter Whitney Johnson (4-2), who endured the loss, served up a fastball on a 1-2 count that Hamilton drove well over the left field wall for her third home run of the season. The big play turned out to be the game-winning hit, a two-run shot that scored pinch runner Kirstin Austin.

Perry pitched effectively again for FSU, allowing four hits in 4.1 innings pitched while not allowing a run. The Whitesburg, Ga., native won her third straight start by pitching out of jams, allowing a Bison leadoff batter to reach base in the first four innings yet getting out of the frames unscathed. Her ability to make the key pitch with the bases loaded or with runners in scoring position prevented the Bison from doing any significant damage with its potent lineup.

The start was Perry's first of the season without surrendering a run. Relieving her was freshman Bailey Schinella, who already picked up her second save of the season after allowing no earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched. Schinella's second save of the year is already tied for eighth place in school history on the single-season list.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS-DP     3  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  5  1
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  3  2   0  1  0  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        1  0  0   1  0  0 12  0
  Nicollette Levine     PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        PH-SS     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Amber Bryant            LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  6  7   5  3  1 21 12
Opp                              22  1  2   1  2  5 18 10

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
3B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
HR - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1), Morgan Bullock (1)
SB - FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (3-0)    5.0  1  0  0  2  2
Jessica Nori                    2.0  1  1  1  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  2  5
Opp                  L          6.0  7  6  4  3  1


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COASTAL CAROLINA
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 2, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 1
02/18/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic #2

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Stays Undefeated.

Florida State Softball moves to 8-0 for its best start since 2004 in doubleheader sweep.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind another strong performance by Briana Hamilton as well as some quality pitching, the Florida State University softball team advanced to 8-0 on the season after defeating Coastal Carolina, 6-1, followed by a 2-1 win over North Dakota State on Saturday at the second Seminole Classic.

The Seminoles' (8-0) two victories surpass the 2007 squad's 6-0 start and is now the best start by FSU since the 2004 team began the season 11-0. The 2004 unit was one of seven FSU softball teams to reach the Women's College World Series.

Once again, an enormous reason for FSU coming out on top was two superb pitching efforts by freshman Lacey Waldrop (3-0) and redshirt junior Monica Perry (3-0). Waldrop, a Colonial Heights, Va., native, allowed no runs on just one hit while striking out two in five innings pitched versus Coastal Carolina.

"I'm very pleased with all of our pitchers at this point," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We're getting consistent, solid efforts from each. Our starters have been giving us great innings, and then when it's time for someone to step in and get some big outs in relief they've been rising to the occasion so far. It's still early and we've still got some things to work on, but our players are progressing and that's what we want to see right now."

Waldrop reached 13 consecutive innings without allowing a hit over her last three starts until surrendering a short single to North Dakota State's Jenina Ortega to begin the fourth inning. It was the only hit Waldrop allowed to her 17 batters faced.

Despite allowing a base hit, Waldrop still has a streak of 15 scoreless innings pitched dating back to her second start of the season versus Tennessee Tech. She has not allowed a hit or run since her final inning pitched in her first start against Ole Miss last weekend.

Waldrop got some help in her fourth start from FSU's offense, which was led once again by junior Briana Hamilton. Against the Chanticleers (5-3), Hamilton finished 2-for-3 with her first career triple as a Seminole and three runs scored. Courtney Senas' bat provided the first two runs versus Coastal Carolina, scoring Hamilton on a comebacker to the pitcher in the second inning followed by a run-scoring double to right field in the fourth.

Also recording base hits versus Coastal Carolina were Tiffani Brown, Shayla Jackson, Maddie O'Brien, and Morgan Bullock. Bullock, a Dacula, Ga., native, capped the scoring in the sixth inning with a lined sacrifice fly to centerfield to plate Hamilton.

The Seminoles faced a challenge in game two, matching up against its first reigning NCAA Tournament opponent of the season in North Dakota State. The Bison (5-3), which advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals in 2009, held FSU to just two hits but was bit by one pitching mistake to hot-hitting Hamilton in the fourth. North Dakota State starter Whitney Johnson (4-2), who endured the loss, served up a fastball on a 1-2 count that Hamilton drove well over the left field wall for her third home run of the season. The big play turned out to be the game-winning hit, a two-run shot that scored pinch runner Kirstin Austin.

Perry pitched effectively again for FSU, allowing four hits in 4.1 innings pitched while not allowing a run. The Whitesburg, Ga., native won her third straight start by pitching out of jams, allowing a Bison leadoff batter to reach base in the first four innings yet getting out of the frames unscathed. Her ability to make the key pitch with the bases loaded or with runners in scoring position prevented the Bison from doing any significant damage with its potent lineup.

The start was Perry's first of the season without surrendering a run. Relieving her was freshman Bailey Schinella, who already picked up her second save of the season after allowing no earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched. Schinella's second save of the year is already tied for eighth place in school history on the single-season list.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  0  0   0  1  2  3  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  1  0  5  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   2  0  1  2  4
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        1  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Amber Bryant            DP        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  1
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              18  2  2   2  6  7 21  6
Opp                              26  1  5   1  2  4 18  2

E - Opp-2, FSU-Maddie O'Brien 2 (2)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (8), Courtney Senas 2 (6)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (3-0)    4.1  4  0  0  2  3
Bailey Schinella     Sv(2)      2.2  1  1  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  1  0  2  4
Opp                  L          6.0  2  2  2  6  7


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NORTH DAKOTA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 3, MERCER 0
02/19/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Seminole Classic Championship #2

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Wallops Mercer.

Freshman pitcher downs the Bears with a complete game shutout to help move Seminole Softball to 9-0.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Another dynamic performance by freshman pitcher Lacey Waldrop paved the way for another victory by the Florida State University softball team as it defeated Mercer, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at the second Seminole Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

Waldrop (4-0), who hails from Colonial Heights, Va., threw her second complete game of the season. She kept the Bears (2-7) from putting runners in scoring position throughout most of the day, allowing just one player to reach third base. Using a variety of pitches, Waldrop once again kept her hitting guessing as she picked up her fourth consecutive start without surrendering a run.

Waldrop has now reached 22 consecutive innings pitched without allowing a run, spanning her last four starts versus Mercer, Coastal Carolina, Ole Miss and Tennessee Tech. Coincidently, FSU holds a near unbreakable NCAA record as a team for consecutive scoreless innings pitched, totaling 124 from Feb. 20 to March 19, 1993.

"She continues to grasp what we want out of her and keeps developing and getting better with each start," head coach Lonni Alameda said about Waldrop. "It's important for any team to start the way we have started, but now we have to keep working on the little things offensively and defensively that can help us sustain it."

Helping Waldrop to her fourth victory was junior Tiffani Brown, who finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases. The Tallahassee native was responsible for putting FSU on the scoreboard early, grounding out to the Mercer first baseman but forcing the fielder to run her down briefly to spell time for Kirstin Austin to cross the plate from third base. Brown then added an insurance run in the sixth inning when her infield single plated Austin again, creating the 3-0 score.

For the season, Brown is 10-for-11 in stolen base attempts.

FSU recorded seven base hits against an energized Mercer squad. The Seminoles' (9-0) other scoring play occurred in the second inning when Shayla Jackson's infield single in front of shortstop Sara Stukes brought home Morgan Bullock from third base. Jackson finished 1-for-4 with one RBI.

Bullock had a solid day at the plate for FSU, finishing 2-for-3 with two infield singles, one run scored and one stolen base. Briana Hamilton capped her impressive weekend by going 1-for-2 with one walk. Junior Kirstin Austin added a single to right center to finish 1-for-2 with two runs against Mercer.

For the first time in 2012, FSU did not record an extra base hit and instead manufactured its runs to back another strong outing by Waldrop. The result includes an unblemished 9-0 record that is the best start by FSU since the 2004 squad began the year 11-0.

Mercer starter Jessica Holsinger (1-1) took the loss after allowing two earned runs on seven hits in six innings pitched. Her lineup finished 5-for-25 against Waldrop, as Mercer's only legitimate opportunity came in the fourth inning when first baseman Kristin Marko led off with a double to centerfield. Waldrop responded by inducing two consecutive groundouts, including one that advanced Marko to third base. With two outs, Waldrop struck out catcher Sarah Santana swinging to end the threat.

In FSU's four victories at the second Seminole Classic, Waldrop finished 2-0 and allowed just six hits and two walks in 12 innings pitched while striking out seven. Her only extra base hit allowed was Marko's double.

Hamilton led the Seminoles over the weekend, hitting .600 (6-for-10) with two home runs, six RBIs, one double, one triple and five runs scored.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  2   2  0  0  2  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  1  0  4  2
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  1   0  1  1  1  3
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0 13  0
Evelyn Morgado          DP        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR-DP     2  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  3  7   3  4  1 21 14
Opp                              25  0  5   0  0  5 18  7

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (10), Shayla Jackson (1), Kirstin Austin (1), Morgan Bullock (1)
CS - Opp-1

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


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MERCER
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 6, CENTRAL FLORIDA 2
02/22/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hats Off For Hamilton!

Junior third baseman launches a walk-off grand slam as Florida State softball comes back to defeat UCF, 6-2, in extra innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A walk-off grand slam by Briana Hamilton in the ninth inning gave the Florida State University softball team an exciting 6-2 victory over UCF on Wednesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

Hamilton stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning after UCF starter Mackenzie Audas (2-4) intentionally walked freshman Erika Leonard to set up a force out at home plate. Following a first-pitch strike, Hamilton jumped on Audas' second offering and launched a towering grand slam to give the Seminoles (10-0) their second walk-off victory of the season.

Hamilton, who hails from Woodruff, S.C., now has four home runs and 11 RBIs this season. Two of those round-trippers have been grand slams, with her first four-bagger of the year coming last weekend against Western Carolina. Her four RBIs also tie her career high set in that same game against WCU.

Hamilton, who finished 1-for-4, was not alone in guiding FSU's one-run comeback. The top of the lineup performed well and produced key at-bats, as Shayla Jackson finished 2-for-5 while Tiffani Brown also recorded two hits and plated the tying run in the ninth inning.

After UCF took a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth on a fielding error, FSU responded quickly in the bottom half. Morgan Bullock led off by advancing to first base on a throwing error by UCF second baseman Danielle Brewer, then advanced to second base. After Bullock reached third base on a wild pitch, Brown hit a run-scoring single down the left field line on a 2-2 pitch to tie the game.

"UCF came in here having played a ton of Top 25 teams," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We knew their pitcher was strong and knew we had to bear down and figure out how to get some big hits off her. It was good to see some character building tonight."

From there, shortstop Maddie O'Brien walked before Leonard was intentionally walked by the Knights (4-6).

Jackson was partially responsible for FSU partaking in its second extra-inning game of the season. She led off the seventh with a double down the left field line, then scored on Leonard's line-drive single to right center to knot the game at 1-1. Leonard attempted to advance to second base on the play but was thrown out by centerfielder Vanessa Perez.

Jackson also laced a triple to right center in the fifth inning with two outs, but was unable to score. It was Jackson's 11th career triple, leaving her four shy of cracking the Top 10 career list at FSU.

Wednesday's victory marked FSU's second walk-off win of the season, already surpassing its total from last season. The Seminoles came away with a big win despite leaving 12 runners on base, their second most of the season.

FSU's 10-0 record is now tied for the sixth-best start in school history, matching the 1988 team's start.

Earning the victory for FSU was reliever Lacey Waldrop (5-0), who tossed four innings and allowed one unearned run. The Colonial Heights, Va., native pitched effectively in relief, as UCF's lone run off the freshman was the result of a fielding error at first base. The run, however, ended Waldrop's scoreless innings streak at 25 frames.

Starter Monica Perry took a no decision but was also very effective in the circle. Perry allowed one run on five hits in five innings pitched. She struck out a season-high nine batters, overpowering UCF with a barrage of fastballs. The Whitesburg, Ga., native fanned five of her first six batters faced and pitched well enough to keep FSU and its slow-starting offense in the game.

Together, Waldrop and Perry combined to strike out 13, the most by an FSU opponent this season.

FSU's victory over UCF creates an 11-5 lead in the all-time series.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        5  1  2   1  0  1  4  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  1  2   0  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  0   0  2  2  0  2
Erika Leonard           C         3  1  1   1  2  1 11  2
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  1   4  0  1  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  9  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH-DP     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        4  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  6  7   6  5  9 27  9
Opp                              36  2  8   1  3 13 25  4

E - Opp-4, FSU-Kelly Hensley 2 (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2)
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (12), Morgan Bullock (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    5.0  5  1  1  1  9
Lacey Waldrop        W (5-0)    4.0  3  1  0  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  1  3 13
Opp                  L          8.1  7  6  5  5  9


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CENTRAL FLORIDA
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 5, ST. JOHN'S 1
02/24/2012, Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Leonard's Grand Slam Caps Perfect Day.

Freshman slugger's big shot finalizes comeback against Wisconsin; FSU defeats St. John's in game one behind Monica Perry's quality outing.

ORLANDO, FL - Freshman Erika Leonard highlighted a six-run seventh inning with a game-winning grand slam to cap a sweep for the Florida State University softball team on day one of the Citrus Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Seminoles (12-0) maintained their undefeated record after winning over St. John's in game one, 5-1, and then coming back to defeat Wisconsin in game two, 6-2. FSU's 12-0 record is now tied for the third best start in school history, matching the 1982 AIAW National Championship team's record.

The victory in game two against a relentless Wisconsin team was made possible by Leonard's crucial grand slam in the top of the seventh. FSU entered its final at-bat trailing 2-0 to the Badgers (2-3), but stormed back following Mallory Borden's RBI triple to right center and Tiffani Brown's game-tying single through the left side.

After Maddie O'Brien loaded the bases with one out on a walk from reliever Cassandra Darrah (1-2), Leonard blasted an offering down the left field line that hooked fair for her first career home run in grand-slam fashion. The four-bagger was FSU's third grand slam in the young season, with Briana Hamilton owning the other two.

"There's been games where we've had to battle back late, but we've stayed relentless and got it done again today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "There's someone who seems to step up at the right moment and Erika certainly did that for us today against Wisconsin. Learning to execute in late-game situations is very important for a ballclub like ours, and we've been able to do that as of late."

Leonard and Brown guided FSU's hitting attack that came up with big at-bats when needed. Leonard finished 3-for-5 on Friday with four RBIs and two walks, while Brown went 3-for-7 in both games combined with three RBIs and two runs scored. Brown owns two game-tying, late-inning hits in her last three games played, as she also recorded a run-scoring single to tie FSU's game versus UCF on Wednesday night.

For the day, FSU recorded 12 hits in 50 at-bats with seven walks and two stolen bases. It was reliant again on its talented group of pitchers, as freshman Lacey Waldrop (6-0) defeated Wisconsin in game two while redshirt junior Monica Perry (4-0) struck out a season-best 10 batters in her win over St. John's.

Waldrop pitched a complete game in defeating Wisconsin, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. She allowed her first earned run in her last five starts, a streak of 28 consecutive innings pitched. Despite getting into some trouble versus Wisconsin, Waldrop found ways to escape jams involving runners in scoring position and made the necessary pitches to keep FSU in the contest.

In game two versus Wisconsin, the Badgers jumped ahead with two runs in the third inning. With two outs, Stephanie Peace hit a ground-rule double down the left field line to score a run, followed by an RBI single from Whitney Massey to make it 2-0.

FSU had an opportunity to cross the plate in the fourth inning. With one out, O'Brien drew a walk and advanced to second base on a lined single by Leonard to right field, her second hit of the game. However, FSU was unable to come away with any runs after a strikeout and a flyout ended the threat.

Perry overpowered St. John's with a variety of aggressive pitches in game one, recording her first double-digit strikeout total this season. She tossed 5.2 innings and allowed one run on three hits. After surrendering her first home run of the season in the second inning, she retired 10 consecutive batters to bounce back with a good performance.

The Seminoles started the scoring in the first inning when Brown scored on a passed ball by St. John's catcher Kacee Cox. Brown led off the inning with an infield single, then stole her 13th base of the season before advancing home.

In the top of the second, Cox made up for her miscue by taking a 1-2 offering from Perry and hitting a solo home run over the centerfield wall, tying the game at 1-1. Perry responded by striking out her next three batters faced to end the half inning.

Brown played a role in FSU's two runs scored in the second inning, facing a hitter's count and drilling a two-run triple to right field with two outs. The three-bagger was the 12th of her career, scoring Morgan Bullock and pinch runner Erika Hoffner on the play to give the Seminoles a 3-1 lead.

While Perry continued to mow down the Red Storm batters, Hamilton added an important insurance run in the sixth inning when she laced an RBI triple to centerfield, a ball that was overran by St. John's centerfielder Kristi Cady. Courtney Senas followed with a sacrifice fly to centerfield, scoring Hamilton to create a 5-1 advantage.

Perry exited the contest with two outs in the sixth inning, generating a save situation for freshman Bailey Schinella. With a runner on third base, Schinella had an eight-pitch at-bat with Kristi Cady but ultimately struck her out looking. Schinella finished off the Red Storm in the seventh for her third save of the season. The Valrico, Fla., native is just one save shy of tying the single-season school record of four held by Marla Looper (1994), Leslie Malerich (2002) and Tiffany McDonald (2006).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  2   2  0  0  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Erika Leonard           C         1  0  0   0  2  1 11  1
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  6  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  5  5   4  3  1 21  6
Opp                              25  1  4   1  1 12 18  8

3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1), Briana Hamilton (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Mallory Borden (1)
SF - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (4-0)    5.2  3  1  1  0 10
Bailey Schinella     Sv(3)      1.1  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  1 12
Opp                  L          6.0  5  5  5  3  1


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FLORIDA STATE 6, WISCONSIN 2
02/24/2012, Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Leonard's Grand Slam Caps Perfect Day.

Freshman slugger's big shot finalizes comeback against Wisconsin; FSU defeats St. John's in game one behind Monica Perry's quality outing.

ORLANDO, FL - Freshman Erika Leonard highlighted a six-run seventh inning with a game-winning grand slam to cap a sweep for the Florida State University softball team on day one of the Citrus Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Seminoles (12-0) maintained their undefeated record after winning over St. John's in game one, 5-1, and then coming back to defeat Wisconsin in game two, 6-2. FSU's 12-0 record is now tied for the third best start in school history, matching the 1982 AIAW National Championship team's record.

The victory in game two against a relentless Wisconsin team was made possible by Leonard's crucial grand slam in the top of the seventh. FSU entered its final at-bat trailing 2-0 to the Badgers (2-3), but stormed back following Mallory Borden's RBI triple to right center and Tiffani Brown's game-tying single through the left side.

After Maddie O'Brien loaded the bases with one out on a walk from reliever Cassandra Darrah (1-2), Leonard blasted an offering down the left field line that hooked fair for her first career home run in grand-slam fashion. The four-bagger was FSU's third grand slam in the young season, with Briana Hamilton owning the other two.

"There's been games where we've had to battle back late, but we've stayed relentless and got it done again today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "There's someone who seems to step up at the right moment and Erika certainly did that for us today against Wisconsin. Learning to execute in late-game situations is very important for a ballclub like ours, and we've been able to do that as of late."

Leonard and Brown guided FSU's hitting attack that came up with big at-bats when needed. Leonard finished 3-for-5 on Friday with four RBIs and two walks, while Brown went 3-for-7 in both games combined with three RBIs and two runs scored. Brown owns two game-tying, late-inning hits in her last three games played, as she also recorded a run-scoring single to tie FSU's game versus UCF on Wednesday night.

For the day, FSU recorded 12 hits in 50 at-bats with seven walks and two stolen bases. It was reliant again on its talented group of pitchers, as freshman Lacey Waldrop (6-0) defeated Wisconsin in game two while redshirt junior Monica Perry (4-0) struck out a season-best 10 batters in her win over St. John's.

Waldrop pitched a complete game in defeating Wisconsin, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. She allowed her first earned run in her last five starts, a streak of 28 consecutive innings pitched. Despite getting into some trouble versus Wisconsin, Waldrop found ways to escape jams involving runners in scoring position and made the necessary pitches to keep FSU in the contest.

In game two versus Wisconsin, the Badgers jumped ahead with two runs in the third inning. With two outs, Stephanie Peace hit a ground-rule double down the left field line to score a run, followed by an RBI single from Whitney Massey to make it 2-0.

FSU had an opportunity to cross the plate in the fourth inning. With one out, O'Brien drew a walk and advanced to second base on a lined single by Leonard to right field, her second hit of the game. However, FSU was unable to come away with any runs after a strikeout and a flyout ended the threat.

Perry overpowered St. John's with a variety of aggressive pitches in game one, recording her first double-digit strikeout total this season. She tossed 5.2 innings and allowed one run on three hits. After surrendering her first home run of the season in the second inning, she retired 10 consecutive batters to bounce back with a good performance.

The Seminoles started the scoring in the first inning when Brown scored on a passed ball by St. John's catcher Kacee Cox. Brown led off the inning with an infield single, then stole her 13th base of the season before advancing home.

In the top of the second, Cox made up for her miscue by taking a 1-2 offering from Perry and hitting a solo home run over the centerfield wall, tying the game at 1-1. Perry responded by striking out her next three batters faced to end the half inning.

Brown played a role in FSU's two runs scored in the second inning, facing a hitter's count and drilling a two-run triple to right field with two outs. The three-bagger was the 12th of her career, scoring Morgan Bullock and pinch runner Erika Hoffner on the play to give the Seminoles a 3-1 lead.

While Perry continued to mow down the Red Storm batters, Hamilton added an important insurance run in the sixth inning when she laced an RBI triple to centerfield, a ball that was overran by St. John's centerfielder Kristi Cady. Courtney Senas followed with a sacrifice fly to centerfield, scoring Hamilton to create a 5-1 advantage.

Perry exited the contest with two outs in the sixth inning, generating a save situation for freshman Bailey Schinella. With a runner on third base, Schinella had an eight-pitch at-bat with Kristi Cady but ultimately struck her out looking. Schinella finished off the Red Storm in the seventh for her third save of the season. The Valrico, Fla., native is just one save shy of tying the single-season school record of four held by Marla Looper (1994), Leslie Malerich (2002) and Tiffany McDonald (2006).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  1  3
Erika Leonard           C         4  1  3   4  0  0  4  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0 11  0
  Loren Smith           PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Monica Perry          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            2  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  6  7   6  4  4 21  9
Opp                              27  2  5   2  1  5 21  6

E - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3), Erika Leonard (1), Kelly Hensley (4), Morgan Bullock (1)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Mallory Borden (1)
HR - FSU-Erika Leonard (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Kirstin Austin (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (6-0)    7.0  5  2  2  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  2  2  1  5
Opp                  L          7.0  7  6  6  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE 2, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 0
02/25/2012, Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Take Two More at Citrus Classic.

Monica Perry's near perfect game and Loren Smith's first career home run highlight wins over Southern Illinois and Marshall.

ORLANDO, FL - Redshirt junior Monica Perry came within three outs of the first perfect game by a Seminole since 2004, but settled for another victory as the Florida State University softball team won two more games in day two of the Citrus Classic at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

Perry (5-0) struck out a season-high 11 batters in FSU's 4-1 victory over Marshall in game two. Through six innings pitched she was in line for a perfect game, attempting to become the first Seminole pitcher to achieve perfection since Casey Hunter did so on March 13, 2004, versus St. Joseph's.

After getting ahead of her hitters all evening and forcing them to chase out of the strike zone, Ashley Gue's leadoff single that was chopped over the outstretched arms of third baseman Briana Hamilton spoiled Perry's perfect pursuit in the seventh. Regardless, she improves to 5-0 on the season after allowing just two hits to the Thundering Herd (7-6), both in the final frame.

"Monica was in the zone tonight. She really brought her A game and has pitched so well for us," Head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Both she and Lacey (Waldrop) really guided us today and I'm proud of our entire team for the way we've started this season. There's still more areas for improvement, but we're off to a good start."

The Seminoles' (14-0) undefeated 14-0 record is now tied for the second-best start in school history with the 1994 team.

Junior Loren Smith recorded her first career home run as a Seminole in the bottom of the second in game two versus Marshall. Smith stepped to the plate versus Marshall starter Erika Bennett and unleashed a big fly to centerfield on the first pitch she saw for a three-run home run. Earlier in the frame, Mallory Borden garnered an RBI single through the left side to put FSU on the scoreboard first.

Tiffani Brown led FSU with a 2-for-3 performance, continuing her hot streak at the plate. Brown currently owns a six-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in 11 consecutive games.

Courtney Senas' one-out double down the left field line plated Briana Hamilton from first base to give the Seminoles a 1-0 advantage in the top of the second inning against Southern Illinois. FSU then manufactured its run in the third inning, as Brown led off with an infield single then stole second base. Brown reached third on a wild pitch before scoring on Shayla Jackson's groundout to second base, making it 2-0.

It turned out that the two runs were all that were needed for Lacey Waldrop (7-0), who allowed just two hits in her fourth complete game of the season. Facing a talented Saluki hitting lineup, Waldrop continued to baffle the opposition by changing speeds and locations. The result included just three Southern Illinois runners in scoring position all afternoon, as Waldrop pitched well enough to leave those runners on base.

FSU put together seven base hits in 25 at-bats against Southern Illinois starter Brittney Lang (2-2), who allowed two runs and struck out six in the loss. Senas led FSU with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  3
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  5
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  2 14  2
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Loren Smith           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  1  2  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  2  7   2  1  6 21 14
Opp                              23  0  2   0  1  3 21  6

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3), Briana Hamilton (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
HBP - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3), Mallory Borden (2)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (14), Courtney Senas (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (7-0)    7.0  2  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  1  3
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FLORIDA STATE 4, MARSHALL 1
02/25/2012, Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Take Two More at Citrus Classic.

Monica Perry's near perfect game and Loren Smith's first career home run highlight wins over Southern Illinois and Marshall.

ORLANDO, FL - Redshirt junior Monica Perry came within three outs of the first perfect game by a Seminole since 2004, but settled for another victory as the Florida State University softball team won two more games in day two of the Citrus Classic at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

Perry (5-0) struck out a season-high 11 batters in FSU's 4-1 victory over Marshall in game two. Through six innings pitched she was in line for a perfect game, attempting to become the first Seminole pitcher to achieve perfection since Casey Hunter did so on March 13, 2004, versus St. Joseph's.

After getting ahead of her hitters all evening and forcing them to chase out of the strike zone, Ashley Gue's leadoff single that was chopped over the outstretched arms of third baseman Briana Hamilton spoiled Perry's perfect pursuit in the seventh. Regardless, she improves to 5-0 on the season after allowing just two hits to the Thundering Herd (7-6), both in the final frame.

"Monica was in the zone tonight. She really brought her A game and has pitched so well for us," Head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Both she and Lacey (Waldrop) really guided us today and I'm proud of our entire team for the way we've started this season. There's still more areas for improvement, but we're off to a good start."

The Seminoles' (14-0) undefeated 14-0 record is now tied for the second-best start in school history with the 1994 team.

Junior Loren Smith recorded her first career home run as a Seminole in the bottom of the second in game two versus Marshall. Smith stepped to the plate versus Marshall starter Erika Bennett and unleashed a big fly to centerfield on the first pitch she saw for a three-run home run. Earlier in the frame, Mallory Borden garnered an RBI single through the left side to put FSU on the scoreboard first.

Tiffani Brown led FSU with a 2-for-3 performance, continuing her hot streak at the plate. Brown currently owns a six-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in 11 consecutive games.

Courtney Senas' one-out double down the left field line plated Briana Hamilton from first base to give the Seminoles a 1-0 advantage in the top of the second inning against Southern Illinois. FSU then manufactured its run in the third inning, as Brown led off with an infield single then stole second base. Brown reached third on a wild pitch before scoring on Shayla Jackson's groundout to second base, making it 2-0.

It turned out that the two runs were all that were needed for Lacey Waldrop (7-0), who allowed just two hits in her fourth complete game of the season. Facing a talented Saluki hitting lineup, Waldrop continued to baffle the opposition by changing speeds and locations. The result included just three Southern Illinois runners in scoring position all afternoon, as Waldrop pitched well enough to leave those runners on base.

FSU put together seven base hits in 25 at-bats against Southern Illinois starter Brittney Lang (2-2), who allowed two runs and struck out six in the loss. Senas led FSU with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Erika Leonard           C         1  0  0   0  2  0 10  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  3
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  1  0   0  1  0  7  1
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Loren Smith             LF        3  1  1   3  0  2  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  5   4  3  5 21  7
Opp                              24  1  2   0  0 11 18  6

E - Opp-3
HR - FSU-Loren Smith (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (15), Courtney Senas (8)
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)

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


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FLORIDA STATE 2, WISCONSIN 1
02/26/2012, Citrus Classic, Orlando, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Perry Powers Florida State to 15-0.

Redshirt junior ends fantastic week with a victory in relief as FSU softball defeats Wisconsin, 2-1.

ORLANDO, FL - Redshirt junior pitcher Monica Perry had another tremendous performance in leading the 25th-ranked Florida State University softball team to a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin to complete a perfect 5-0 mark at the Citrus Classic at the Disney Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon.

For the first time this season, Perry (6-0) earned a victory in relief after throwing the final 3.2 innings without allowing a hit to 13 batters faced. She struck out over half of her batters, fanning seven Badgers (4-5) in a short time span.

In her three appearances at the Citrus Classic over the weekend, Perry finished 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 16.1 innings pitched. FSU's four opponents over the weekend - St. John's, Southern Illinois, Wisconsin and Marshall - hit just .091 against the hard-throwing Georgia native.

Perry's performance combined with a good showing at the plate from Shayla Jackson and Mallory Borden helped FSU to a perfect 15-0 record. The Seminoles' start is now solely the second best in school history, trailing only the 1992 team's 25-0 record to begin the season.

"I can't say enough about our pitching. Being 15-0 is a reflection of what we've done in the circle this season," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We also got some good hitting from our two seniors today to do just enough for us offensively. Overall, I'm thrilled that we finished 5-0 at the Citrus Classic."

Borden and Jackson led the Seminoles with two hits apiece. Borden finished with two extra-base hits in a triple and double, while Jackson recorded her third multiple-hit game of the season. Courtney Senas and Maddie O'Brien rounded out the hitting total of six with one single apiece.

Borden led FSU with a 5-for-12 performance at the Citrus Classic, picking up 10 total bases, two triples, three RBIs and one double. Tiffani Brown had a team-leading six base hits that also included a triple and three RBIs, while Senas went 5-for-15 overall.

Brown has currently reached base safely in 12 consecutive games.

FSU had a promising start versus Wisconsin in the top of the first when Jackson's bloop single and O'Brien's check-swing single put two runners on with one out. However, Wisconsin starter Meghan McIntosh (1-3) made a series of good pitches against her remaining batters to keep the Seminoles scoreless in the opening frame.

Wisconsin tried to capitalize in the bottom half but left two runners in scoring position after Shannel Blackshear ended the inning on a flyout to Jackson in right field. Starting pitcher Jessica Nori's biggest at-bat came after a double-steal by Wisconsin with one out put runners on second and third base. She struck out cleanup batter Molly Spence before inducing the inning-ending out.

In the second inning, FSU amassed a couple runs on two base hits. Senas led off with a single down the left field line, and Borden followed with a run-scoring triple off the centerfield wall to drive home Senas. Two batters later, Loren Smith drove in pinch-runner Kirstin Austin on a sacrifice fly to right field to make it 2-0.

Freshman pitcher Bailey Schinella relieved Nori in the third inning after the Weston, Fla., native allowed her first two base hits of the game with one out. Schinella did her job of escaping the inning, as she was aided by a diving catch from Senas in centerfield before forcing Molly Spence to foul out to Kelly Hensley at first base to end the inning.

Wisconsin trimmed its deficit to 2-1 in the fourth inning following a fielder's choice sacrifice bunt by Maggie Strange, who faced Perry following Schinella's departure. The Badgers then recorded another double-steal to put two runners in scoring position before Michelle Mueller struck out. Perry then picked up a critical out when she struck out pinch hitter Karla Powell swinging with the bases loaded.

Perry struck out the side in the fifth inning and retired her next nine batters faced to end the game.

In 35 innings pitched at the Citrus Classic, FSU allowed just five runs for an 0.80 ERA. Opponents put together just 17 base hits combined against Perry, Nori, Schinella and Lacey Waldrop over the weekend.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  2   0  0  0  3  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  3
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  9  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
Loren Smith             LF        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  0
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
  Monica Perry          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  2  6   2  2  3 21  6
Opp                              25  1  4   1  1  9 21  7

2B - FSU-Mallory Borden (2)
3B - FSU-Mallory Borden (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Loren Smith (1)
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Courtney Senas (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori                    2.1  2  0  0  0  2
Bailey Schinella                1.0  2  1  0  0  0
Monica Perry         W (6-0)    3.2  0  0  0  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  0  1  9
Opp                  L          7.0  6  2  2  2  3


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FLORIDA STATE 5, CAL-SANTA BARBARA 1
03/02/2012, Hawaii Classic, Honolulu, Hi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop, Seminoles Stay Undefeated.

Freshman pitcher moves to 8-0 and gets key contributions from Mallory Borden and Courtney Senas as Florida State softball defeats UC Santa Barbara, 5-1.

HONOLULU, HI - Freshman Lacey Waldrop's successful outing combined with key contributions from Mallory Borden and Courtney Senas lifted the Florida State University softball team to a 5-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Friday evening at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational Tournament in Rainbow Wahine Stadium.

Waldrop (8-0) kept her undefeated start intact as she tossed her fifth complete game of the season. The Colonial Heights, Va., native struck out a season-high nine batters while scattering just three hits and one walk in another fine effort. In the second inning Waldrop surrendered her first home run of the season, but retired the next 17 of her 22 batters faced to bounce back strong.

Waldrop's performance gives the Seminoles (16-0) 14 consecutive games in which they've allowed two runs or less.

"Lacey had another strong outing for us," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "After giving up her first home run of the season, she never got rattled and refused to let that bother her. She stuck with her pitches and seemed to grow stronger as the game went on. Our offense also gave her some timely hits."

Waldrop now shows a 0.93 ERA for the season.

FSU recorded eight hits at the plate on the evening, including two extra base hits. Hawaii native Courtney Senas had a welcomed homecoming by going 3-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored, her second three-hit performance of the season.

Borden provided the game-changing play in the fourth with her two-run home run broke a 1-1 tie. Borden finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run scored.

In the top of the second inning, FSU surrendered the game's first run when catcher Lainey DePompa led off the inning with a line-drive home run to left center. The round-tripper was Waldrop's first allowed this season, but she was able to bounce right back and retire her next three batters faced to get out of the inning.

FSU's first scoring opportunity came in the second inning. Erika Leonard led off with a hit-by-pitch, then advanced to second base when Senas' sharp single ricocheted off UCSB pitcher Shelby Wisdom (4-5). A subsequent pop-up in foul territory and lineout put an end to FSU's threat.

With two outs, the Seminoles were able to cross the plate in the third inning courtesy of a line-drive single by Maddie O'Brien. After Shayla Jackson reached base on a single up the middle, O'Brien's single went through the legs of right fielder McKenzie Kane to score Jackson from first base, tying the game at 1-1.

Again with two outs, FSU got a much-needed lift from Borden when she hammered a full-count offering over the left center wall for her first home run of the season in the fourth inning. Borden, who redshirted last season after injury her leg early in the season, recorded her first home run since March 24, 2010, versus Georgia. Borden's blast brought home Senas to make it 3-1.

UC Santa Barbara threatened to score in the fifth inning when Jessica Sorica led off with a single and advanced on a fielding error with one out. Waldrop, however, responded by making a series of good pitches and induced flyouts to cleanup batter DePompa and DeJanee Moore to escape the jam.

FSU added two more runs in the sixth inning, its second run scoring as a result of a Gaucho miscue. Senas added her third hit of the game on an RBI single through the left side to score Borden. Morgan Bullock then reached base on an overthrow by third baseman DeJanee Moore, scoring pinch runner Erika Hoffner from second base.

FSU is now 5-0 this season when its opponent scores first. The Seminoles' current 16-game win streak is tied for the 10th longest in school history.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  1   0  0  0  8  1
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  3   1  0  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
  Evelyn Morgado        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Loren Smith             LF        0  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  7
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  5  8   3  2  1 21  9
Opp                              25  1  3   1  1  9 18 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Kelly Hensley (5)
2B - FSU-Erika Leonard (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mallory Borden (1)
HBP - FSU-Erika Leonard (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (10)
CS - FSU-Loren Smith 2 (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (8-0)    7.0  3  1  1  1  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  1  9
Opp                  L          6.0  8  5  3  2  1


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RADFORD 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/03/2012, Hawaii Classic, Honolulu, Hi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Drops First Two Games.

Despite exceptional pitching performances by Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry, Seminoles fall in games versus Radford and No. 22 Hawaii.

HONOLULU, HI - The 20th-ranked Florida State University softball team spoiled two strong pitching performances from Monica Perry and Lacey Waldrop as it fell in games against Radford and No. 22 Hawaii by 3-2 and 2-1 scores, respectively, on Saturday evening at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational Tournament.

The losses by the Seminoles (16-2) still give them the No. 2 seed in tournament play after matching their 1-2 record with UC Santa Barbara and Radford. The three-team tiebreaking scenario was least amount of runs given up, with FSU allowing just six in three games.

As the No. 2 seed, FSU will face No. 3 seeded UC Santa Barbara on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. HT/3 p.m. ET. Should FSU win, it would play the winner of No. 1 seed Hawaii and No. 4 seed Radford at approximately 5 p.m. HT.

In its first matchup against a nationally-ranked opponent, FSU received some excellent pitching from Waldrop (8-1) despite the freshman enduring her first loss of the season. Waldrop allowed just two earned runs in six innings pitched while scattering three hits, an impressive line for a pitcher facing one of the nation's most powerful offenses in a hitter-friendly park.

Waldrop, however, kept her poise throughout the evening and at many times baffled the Rainbow Wahine (15-0) batters. Hawaii batted just 3-for-21 off Waldrop, producing two run-scoring base hits that won the game. Hawaii's top four batters in Kelly Majam, Kayla Wartner, Sarah Robinson and Jessica Iwata went 0-for-11 against the freshman.

Hawaii pitcher Stephanie Ricketts (9-0) stayed undefeated after holding FSU to two hits and one run allowed in a complete-game effort.

FSU's two defeats are its first two of the season.

Waldrop had been keeping the Rainbow Wahine off-balanced through the first two innings, but surrendered a solo home run to Dara Pagaduan with two outs in the third inning to put FSU at a 1-0 deficit. Prior to that base hit, Waldrop had retired her first eight batters faced. Following the home run, Waldrop prevented 11 of the next 13 batters from getting a base hit.

Once again, Hawaii did more damage with two outs in the fourth inning. With pinch runner Jazmine Zamora on second base, Alex Aquirre hit a high-chopper over the right side to drive home a run and give Hawaii a 2-0 lead.

FSU fought back with a run in the top of the fifth. Courtney Senas laced a double to centerfield with one out, then scored on Erika Leonard's line-drive single to left center. An ensuing double play put an end to FSU's scoring threat in the inning.

Against Radford, Leonard's bloop double with two outs in the third inning gave FSU a 2-0 advantage. With Shayla Jackson on second base and Maddie O'Brien on first base, Leonard's hit to right field fell before the outstretched arms of diving right fielder Frankie Martinez to drive both runners home.

A Seminole miscue allowed Radford to knot the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, Michelle Beall hit a routine grounder to shortstop O'Brien that was mishandled at first base to bring home pinch runner Morgan Eye and Nichole Beall. Consecutive walks with two outs to Beall and Micalah Sacre helped set up Radford's two runs in the inning.

FSU attempted to take the lead when consecutive infield singles by Brown and Jackson gave FSU two runners in scoring position with one out in the fifth inning. However, a strikeout and lineout ended the inning and left both runners on base.

After Perry allowed a leadoff double to Vicki Madden to open the bottom of the third, the Whitesburg, Ga., native held her next 15 batters hitless before allowing a single to Ryndee Ruch to begin the seventh frame. Radford followed with a blown sacrifice bunt attempt for an out, but was able to get another runner on base following an errant throw by FSU.

From there, Perry induced a popout to Meredith Moore before Hannah Ojeda provided the walk-off hit by recording a single over a drawn-in outfield in left field. The loss marked the first time FSU surrendered more than two runs in a game since defeating Ole Miss, 10-6, on Feb. 10.

The Seminoles were only able to produce four base hits in the opening contest, tying for their third-lowest this season. Jackson recorded her fourth multiple-hit game of the season, leading FSU with a 2-for-3 performance.

Perry (6-1) allowed three runs versus Radford, with all of them being unearned.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  0   0  1  1  2  1
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  1   2  0  0  8  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Loren Smith             LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  4   2  2  5 20  6
Opp                              22  3  3   1  3  7 21  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (3), Kelly Hensley (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Erika Leonard (2)
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (6-1)    6.2  3  3  0  3  7
                               ===================
FSU                             6.2  3  3  0  3  7
Opp                  W          7.0  4  2  2  2  5


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HAWAII 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/03/2012, HONOLULU, HI, Hawaii Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Drops First Two Games.

Despite exceptional pitching performances by Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry, Seminoles fall in games versus Radford and No. 22 Hawaii.

HONOLULU, HI - The 20th-ranked Florida State University softball team spoiled two strong pitching performances from Monica Perry and Lacey Waldrop as it fell in games against Radford and No. 22 Hawaii by 3-2 and 2-1 scores, respectively, on Saturday evening at the Bank of Hawaii Invitational Tournament.

The losses by the Seminoles (16-2) still give them the No. 2 seed in tournament play after matching their 1-2 record with UC Santa Barbara and Radford. The three-team tiebreaking scenario was least amount of runs given up, with FSU allowing just six in three games.

As the No. 2 seed, FSU will face No. 3 seeded UC Santa Barbara on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. HT/3 p.m. ET. Should FSU win, it would play the winner of No. 1 seed Hawaii and No. 4 seed Radford at approximately 5 p.m. HT.

In its first matchup against a nationally-ranked opponent, FSU received some excellent pitching from Waldrop (8-1) despite the freshman enduring her first loss of the season. Waldrop allowed just two earned runs in six innings pitched while scattering three hits, an impressive line for a pitcher facing one of the nation's most powerful offenses in a hitter-friendly park.

Waldrop, however, kept her poise throughout the evening and at many times baffled the Rainbow Wahine (15-0) batters. Hawaii batted just 3-for-21 off Waldrop, producing two run-scoring base hits that won the game. Hawaii's top four batters in Kelly Majam, Kayla Wartner, Sarah Robinson and Jessica Iwata went 0-for-11 against the freshman.

Hawaii pitcher Stephanie Ricketts (9-0) stayed undefeated after holding FSU to two hits and one run allowed in a complete-game effort.

FSU's two defeats are its first two of the season.

Waldrop had been keeping the Rainbow Wahine off-balanced through the first two innings, but surrendered a solo home run to Dara Pagaduan with two outs in the third inning to put FSU at a 1-0 deficit. Prior to that base hit, Waldrop had retired her first eight batters faced. Following the home run, Waldrop prevented 11 of the next 13 batters from getting a base hit.

Once again, Hawaii did more damage with two outs in the fourth inning. With pinch runner Jazmine Zamora on second base, Alex Aquirre hit a high-chopper over the right side to drive home a run and give Hawaii a 2-0 lead.

FSU fought back with a run in the top of the fifth. Courtney Senas laced a double to centerfield with one out, then scored on Erika Leonard's line-drive single to left center. An ensuing double play put an end to FSU's scoring threat in the inning.

Against Radford, Leonard's bloop double with two outs in the third inning gave FSU a 2-0 advantage. With Shayla Jackson on second base and Maddie O'Brien on first base, Leonard's hit to right field fell before the outstretched arms of diving right fielder Frankie Martinez to drive both runners home.

A Seminole miscue allowed Radford to knot the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, Michelle Beall hit a routine grounder to shortstop O'Brien that was mishandled at first base to bring home pinch runner Morgan Eye and Nichole Beall. Consecutive walks with two outs to Beall and Micalah Sacre helped set up Radford's two runs in the inning.

FSU attempted to take the lead when consecutive infield singles by Brown and Jackson gave FSU two runners in scoring position with one out in the fifth inning. However, a strikeout and lineout ended the inning and left both runners on base.

After Perry allowed a leadoff double to Vicki Madden to open the bottom of the third, the Whitesburg, Ga., native held her next 15 batters hitless before allowing a single to Ryndee Ruch to begin the seventh frame. Radford followed with a blown sacrifice bunt attempt for an out, but was able to get another runner on base following an errant throw by FSU.

From there, Perry induced a popout to Meredith Moore before Hannah Ojeda provided the walk-off hit by recording a single over a drawn-in outfield in left field. The loss marked the first time FSU surrendered more than two runs in a game since defeating Ole Miss, 10-6, on Feb. 10.

The Seminoles were only able to produce four base hits in the opening contest, tying for their third-lowest this season. Jackson recorded her fourth multiple-hit game of the season, leading FSU with a 2-for-3 performance.

Perry (6-1) allowed three runs versus Radford, with all of them being unearned.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  1   1  0  0  6  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Evelyn Morgado          1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
Loren Smith             LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  1  2   1  1  9 18  5
Opp                              21  2  3   2  1  7 21  8

E - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (4)
HR - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (8-1)    6.0  3  2  2  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  3  2  2  1  7
Opp                  W          7.0  2  1  1  1  9


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FLORIDA STATE 13, CAL-SANTA BARBARA 4
03/04/2012, Hawaii Classic, Honolulu, Hi

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Perry, O'Brien Highlight Seminole Split.

20th-ranked Florida State softball receives huge efforts from both student-athletes in win over UC Santa Barbara and loss to No. 22 Hawaii.

HONOLULU, HI - Redshirt junior pitcher Monica Perry and redshirt freshman shortstop Maddie O'Brien provided big performances as the 20th-ranked Florida State Softball team split its final day of the Bank of Hawaii Invitational Tournament. FSU defeated UC Santa Barbara, 13-4, and lost at No. 22 Hawaii, 1-0, in the championship game.

The Seminoles (17-3) finished 2-3 at the competitive tournament, putting up another strong fight against the nationally-ranked Rainbow Wahine (15-0). Known as one of the nation's best offensive squads, Hawaii was stymied once again by FSU's pitching as Perry (6-2) took another undeserving loss after allowing just two hits and no earned runs in six innings pitched.

Perry, a Whitesburg, Ga., native, was extremely impressive versus Hawaii. The redshirt junior fanned a career high 13 batters and made the talented batting order overly aggressive with several good pitches. Hawaii's lone run in the contest even came unearned, as Dara Pagaduan's strikeout swinging resulted in an errant throw to first base that drove in a Hawaii runner who was in scoring position.

At one point in the contest, the reigning national pitcher of the week fanned six consecutive Rainbow Wahine batters in the fourth and fifth innings. After allowing a double to Makani Duhaylonsod with one out in the second inning, Perry did not allow another hit to a Rainbow Wahine hitter until the sixth inning, a span of 12 batters.

In her two appearances at the tournament, Perry suffered her first two losses of the season unconventionally. She did not allow an earned run in 12.2 innings pitched and held down the opposition with 20 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .116 off Perry in her two starts.

Perry showed her poise early when she stranded three Hawaii base runners to get out of a bases-loaded jam. With one out, Perry walked Sarah Robinson and Jessica Iwata to load the bases but managed to strike out Alex Aguirre and Sharla Kliebenstein consecutively to keep the Rainbow Wahine scoreless through one inning. In the frame, Perry struck out four batters.

A Maddie O'Brien base hit and walks by Erika Leonard and Kelly Hensley allowed FSU to load the bases with one out in the second inning versus Hawaii. The Seminoles were unable to score any runs in the frame after a double play that ended with a borderline `out' call at home plate finished FSU's scoring threat.

Hawaii notched the game's first and only run in the second inning by way of an errant throw, as Pagaduan struck out but reached first base on a throwing error. In that play, Duhaylonsod came around from second base to score and give the Rainbow Wahine a 1-0 lead.

O'Brien put forth a tremendous effort in FSU's mercy-rule victory over UC Santa Barbara. The Palm Harbor, Fla., native registered a season-high six RBIs and two home runs, including a walk-off three run-home run in the bottom of the sixth that gave the Seminoles the needed advantage to end the game.

O'Brien's first blast turned the game around significantly. On a full-count offering from Shelby Wisdom (4-6), O'Brien turned on a pitch and sent it over the right center wall for her first career home run as a Seminole, giving FSU a 5-4 lead. O'Brien's six runs driven in are the most by a Seminole since former player Kaleigh Rafter had six RBIs on April 25, 2009, versus Virginia.

FSU set several offensive season highs against UC Santa Barbara, including runs scored (13), base hits (12), RBIs (11), home runs (3) and total bases (21). Aside from O'Brien's two-hit performance, Tiffani Brown, Mallory Borden and Leonard also recorded multiple-hit games.

FSU came away with one run in the bottom of the first inning, as Shayla Jackson crossed the plate with the bases loaded on a wild pitch from Wisdom. The Seminoles did a good job of working the count in the inning, drawing two walks and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases.

The Gauchos (7-15) came back with one run in the second inning as Jenessa Jeppesen drove in a run on sacrifice fly to right field. UCSB used two singles in the inning to put runners in scoring position and load the bases with no outs. Jessica Nori was able to let her fielders make plays and managed to leave two runners on base.

Wisdom gave the Gauchos a boost in the third inning when she lined a three-run home run over the left center wall, making it 4-1.

Briana Hamilton's fifth home run of the season allowed the Seminoles to trim their deficit to 4-3. Hamilton had a workmanlike at-bat versus Wisdom in the third inning, forcing a full count before hammering a pitch over the centerfield wall for a two-run blast. Hamilton drove in Brown, who led off the inning with a bunt single and a stolen base.

Following O'Brien's big blast in the fourth, a five-run fifth inning ensued. O'Brien hit a grounder that was misfielded by shortstop Keilani Jennings to drive in two runs, with one being an RBI. Morgan Bullock then drove in a run on an RBI single through the right side, followed by Brown's two-run single up the middle.

Freshman reliever Bailey Schinella (2-0) earned the win, providing three substantial innings pitched and allowing just one hit while striking out four.

Pitcher Lacey Waldrop, Courtney Senas, Leonard and Jackson represented FSU on the all-tournament team.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   2  0  0  3  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP-1B     3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  2  1   2  2  1  1  4
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  2  2   0  1  0  6  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  2  2   6  0  0  0  4
Evelyn Morgado          1B-DP     2  0  0   0  0  2  5  0
  Monica Perry          PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Loren Smith           PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Amber Bryant            LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        LF        1  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29 13 12  11  4  3 18 10
Opp                              23  4  5   4  4  5 17  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton 2 (5), Evelyn Morgado (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (5), Maddie O'Brien 2 (2)
HBP - FSU-Mallory Borden (3)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (17)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori                    3.0  4  4  3  3  1
Bailey Schinella     W (2-0)    3.0  1  0  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  5  4  3  4  5
Opp                  L          5.2 12 13 11  4  3


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HAWAII 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/04/2012, HONOLULU, HI, Hawaii Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Perry, O'Brien Highlight Seminole Split.

20th-ranked Florida State softball receives huge efforts from both student-athletes in win over UC Santa Barbara and loss to No. 22 Hawaii.

HONOLULU, HI - Redshirt junior pitcher Monica Perry and redshirt freshman shortstop Maddie O'Brien provided big performances as the 20th-ranked Florida State Softball team split its final day of the Bank of Hawaii Invitational Tournament. FSU defeated UC Santa Barbara, 13-4, and lost at No. 22 Hawaii, 1-0, in the championship game.

The Seminoles (17-3) finished 2-3 at the competitive tournament, putting up another strong fight against the nationally-ranked Rainbow Wahine (15-0). Known as one of the nation's best offensive squads, Hawaii was stymied once again by FSU's pitching as Perry (6-2) took another undeserving loss after allowing just two hits and no earned runs in six innings pitched.

Perry, a Whitesburg, Ga., native, was extremely impressive versus Hawaii. The redshirt junior fanned a career high 13 batters and made the talented batting order overly aggressive with several good pitches. Hawaii's lone run in the contest even came unearned, as Dara Pagaduan's strikeout swinging resulted in an errant throw to first base that drove in a Hawaii runner who was in scoring position.

At one point in the contest, the reigning national pitcher of the week fanned six consecutive Rainbow Wahine batters in the fourth and fifth innings. After allowing a double to Makani Duhaylonsod with one out in the second inning, Perry did not allow another hit to a Rainbow Wahine hitter until the sixth inning, a span of 12 batters.

In her two appearances at the tournament, Perry suffered her first two losses of the season unconventionally. She did not allow an earned run in 12.2 innings pitched and held down the opposition with 20 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .116 off Perry in her two starts.

Perry showed her poise early when she stranded three Hawaii base runners to get out of a bases-loaded jam. With one out, Perry walked Sarah Robinson and Jessica Iwata to load the bases but managed to strike out Alex Aguirre and Sharla Kliebenstein consecutively to keep the Rainbow Wahine scoreless through one inning. In the frame, Perry struck out four batters.

A Maddie O'Brien base hit and walks by Erika Leonard and Kelly Hensley allowed FSU to load the bases with one out in the second inning versus Hawaii. The Seminoles were unable to score any runs in the frame after a double play that ended with a borderline `out' call at home plate finished FSU's scoring threat.

Hawaii notched the game's first and only run in the second inning by way of an errant throw, as Pagaduan struck out but reached first base on a throwing error. In that play, Duhaylonsod came around from second base to score and give the Rainbow Wahine a 1-0 lead.

O'Brien put forth a tremendous effort in FSU's mercy-rule victory over UC Santa Barbara. The Palm Harbor, Fla., native registered a season-high six RBIs and two home runs, including a walk-off three run-home run in the bottom of the sixth that gave the Seminoles the needed advantage to end the game.

O'Brien's first blast turned the game around significantly. On a full-count offering from Shelby Wisdom (4-6), O'Brien turned on a pitch and sent it over the right center wall for her first career home run as a Seminole, giving FSU a 5-4 lead. O'Brien's six runs driven in are the most by a Seminole since former player Kaleigh Rafter had six RBIs on April 25, 2009, versus Virginia.

FSU set several offensive season highs against UC Santa Barbara, including runs scored (13), base hits (12), RBIs (11), home runs (3) and total bases (21). Aside from O'Brien's two-hit performance, Tiffani Brown, Mallory Borden and Leonard also recorded multiple-hit games.

FSU came away with one run in the bottom of the first inning, as Shayla Jackson crossed the plate with the bases loaded on a wild pitch from Wisdom. The Seminoles did a good job of working the count in the inning, drawing two walks and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases.

The Gauchos (7-15) came back with one run in the second inning as Jenessa Jeppesen drove in a run on sacrifice fly to right field. UCSB used two singles in the inning to put runners in scoring position and load the bases with no outs. Jessica Nori was able to let her fielders make plays and managed to leave two runners on base.

Wisdom gave the Gauchos a boost in the third inning when she lined a three-run home run over the left center wall, making it 4-1.

Briana Hamilton's fifth home run of the season allowed the Seminoles to trim their deficit to 4-3. Hamilton had a workmanlike at-bat versus Wisdom in the third inning, forcing a full count before hammering a pitch over the centerfield wall for a two-run blast. Hamilton drove in Brown, who led off the inning with a bunt single and a stolen base.

Following O'Brien's big blast in the fourth, a five-run fifth inning ensued. O'Brien hit a grounder that was misfielded by shortstop Keilani Jennings to drive in two runs, with one being an RBI. Morgan Bullock then drove in a run on an RBI single through the right side, followed by Brown's two-run single up the middle.

Freshman reliever Bailey Schinella (2-0) earned the win, providing three substantial innings pitched and allowing just one hit while striking out four.

Pitcher Lacey Waldrop, Courtney Senas, Leonard and Jackson represented FSU on the all-tournament team.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         1  0  0   0  2  0 11  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  2  2  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  1  1  3  0
Amber Bryant            LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  0  1   0  4 11 18  2
Opp                              21  1  2   0  2 13 21  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Erika Leonard (2)
2B - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (6-2)    6.0  2  1  0  2 13
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  2  1  0  2 13
Opp                  W          7.0  1  0  0  4 11


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FLORIDA STATE
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HAWAII
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FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
03/10/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Wolfpack on Saturday.

No. 22 Florida State starts ACC play with a 2-0 record for first time since 2005.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 22nd-ranked Florida State University softball team put together two quality performances as it defeated N.C. State in both games of a doubleheader, 7-1 and 8-0 (5), respectively, on Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (19-3, 2-0) began the conference season on a high note thanks to an offense that was opportunistic, producing 14 base hits in 48 at-bats. Redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien sparked the batting order on Saturday by finishing 3-for-6 with two doubles, three RBIs and five total bases.

FSU's bats were able to execute well in certain situations in its ACC opening day. The Seminoles recorded eight hits in 21 at-bats with runners in scoring position, and seven of their 11 RBIs came with two outs.

"We really executed well at the plate in key scenarios," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was important for our hitting to pick up in this series and give our pitchers more confidence, and today that happened. I thought Maddie O'Brien really swung it well today as did some of our other players, and giving our pitchers that type of cushion is always huge."

FSU improved to 18-9 in the all-time series against N.C. State. The Seminoles win their first two ACC games for the first time since starting 2-0 in 2005 after road wins over North Carolina.

Sophomore Courtney Senas (2-for-5), redshirt senior Mallory Borden (2-for-5) and junior Briana Hamilton (2-for-5) joined O'Brien with multiple hits on the day.

FSU's performance at the plate included some early run support for the 1-2 combination of pitchers Lacey Waldrop (9-1) and Monica Perry (7-2). Waldrop was superb yet again with just one run allowed in six innings pitched while striking five Wolfpack (12-12, 0-2) batters. Waldrop held N.C. State hitless in four of her first six innings pitched, and settled down nicely after allowing her only run in the opening frame.

Perry also had another fine effort, throwing a complete-game in five innings and allowing just one hit and no runs with six strikeouts. In 10 starts, Perry has tossed four complete games and retired her last 12 batters faced on Saturday.

In the first inning of game one, the Seminoles struck first when Erika Leonard hit a two-out jam shot to right field for a single, driving home Tiffani Brown. Brown showed her aggressiveness on the basepaths early, reaching base on a bunt single before stealing second and advancing to third on a flyout to left field.

The Wolfpack responded with a big two-out base hit of its own in the second inning, as Scout Albertson swung at a first-pitch offering from Waldrop and drove the ball to centerfield to bring in Renada Davis, making it 1-1.

FSU hammered out four runs in the third inning, as Borden's RBI double that bounced off the left center field wall brought home Shayla Jackson to begin the scoring. Hamilton followed with a run-scoring single to left field, and the inning was capped by O'Brien's two-run double to the left center gap.

In the sixth, FSU added more insurance runs after scoring on a throwing error from pitcher Morgan Peeler (4-3), followed by an RBI single by Borden.

In game two, Jackson put FSU up first with a two-out, RBI double down the left field line to take a 1-0 lead. Jackson drove in Bullock, who reached base on a walk.

FSU produced three runs in the fourth inning, courtesy of a couple Wolfpack miscues. With runners on second and third base, O'Brien struck out swinging but reached first base on a passed ball that also brought home Hamilton. Bullock followed with well-placed bunt single that was overthrown by pitcher Emily Weiman (7-9) to score two more runs, making it 4-0.

The Seminoles did more damage with two outs in the fifth inning, as Senas laced an RBI single to left field and O'Brien followed with a run-scoring double to centerfield. The game ended in mercy-rule fashion when Kelly Hensley lifted a two-strike offering for a two-run home run to give FSU the 8-0 victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  1   0  0  1  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  0   0  0  1  2  0
Mallory Borden          DP        4  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Loren Smith           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  1  1   1  2  0  4  0
  Kirstin Austin        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   1  1  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   2  0  0  0  3
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Amber Bryant            LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
  Morgan Bullock        PH-LF     1  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  4
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  7  6   6  4  2 21 10
Opp                              23  1  3   1  1  4 18  8

E - Opp-4
2B - FSU-Mallory Borden (3), Maddie O'Brien (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (18)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (9-1)    6.0  3  1  1  1  4
Jessica Nori                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  1  4
Opp                  L          6.0  6  7  4  4  2


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
03/10/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Wolfpack on Saturday.

No. 22 Florida State starts ACC play with a 2-0 record for first time since 2005.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 22nd-ranked Florida State University softball team put together two quality performances as it defeated N.C. State in both games of a doubleheader, 7-1 and 8-0 (5), respectively, on Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (19-3, 2-0) began the conference season on a high note thanks to an offense that was opportunistic, producing 14 base hits in 48 at-bats. Redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien sparked the batting order on Saturday by finishing 3-for-6 with two doubles, three RBIs and five total bases.

FSU's bats were able to execute well in certain situations in its ACC opening day. The Seminoles recorded eight hits in 21 at-bats with runners in scoring position, and seven of their 11 RBIs came with two outs.

"We really executed well at the plate in key scenarios," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was important for our hitting to pick up in this series and give our pitchers more confidence, and today that happened. I thought Maddie O'Brien really swung it well today as did some of our other players, and giving our pitchers that type of cushion is always huge."

FSU improved to 18-9 in the all-time series against N.C. State. The Seminoles win their first two ACC games for the first time since starting 2-0 in 2005 after road wins over North Carolina.

Sophomore Courtney Senas (2-for-5), redshirt senior Mallory Borden (2-for-5) and junior Briana Hamilton (2-for-5) joined O'Brien with multiple hits on the day.

FSU's performance at the plate included some early run support for the 1-2 combination of pitchers Lacey Waldrop (9-1) and Monica Perry (7-2). Waldrop was superb yet again with just one run allowed in six innings pitched while striking five Wolfpack (12-12, 0-2) batters. Waldrop held N.C. State hitless in four of her first six innings pitched, and settled down nicely after allowing her only run in the opening frame.

Perry also had another fine effort, throwing a complete-game in five innings and allowing just one hit and no runs with six strikeouts. In 10 starts, Perry has tossed four complete games and retired her last 12 batters faced on Saturday.

In the first inning of game one, the Seminoles struck first when Erika Leonard hit a two-out jam shot to right field for a single, driving home Tiffani Brown. Brown showed her aggressiveness on the basepaths early, reaching base on a bunt single before stealing second and advancing to third on a flyout to left field.

The Wolfpack responded with a big two-out base hit of its own in the second inning, as Scout Albertson swung at a first-pitch offering from Waldrop and drove the ball to centerfield to bring in Renada Davis, making it 1-1.

FSU hammered out four runs in the third inning, as Borden's RBI double that bounced off the left center field wall brought home Shayla Jackson to begin the scoring. Hamilton followed with a run-scoring single to left field, and the inning was capped by O'Brien's two-run double to the left center gap.

In the sixth, FSU added more insurance runs after scoring on a throwing error from pitcher Morgan Peeler (4-3), followed by an RBI single by Borden.

In game two, Jackson put FSU up first with a two-out, RBI double down the left field line to take a 1-0 lead. Jackson drove in Bullock, who reached base on a walk.

FSU produced three runs in the fourth inning, courtesy of a couple Wolfpack miscues. With runners on second and third base, O'Brien struck out swinging but reached first base on a passed ball that also brought home Hamilton. Bullock followed with well-placed bunt single that was overthrown by pitcher Emily Weiman (7-9) to score two more runs, making it 4-0.

The Seminoles did more damage with two outs in the fifth inning, as Senas laced an RBI single to left field and O'Brien followed with a run-scoring double to centerfield. The game ended in mercy-rule fashion when Kelly Hensley lifted a two-strike offering for a two-run home run to give FSU the 8-0 victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Mallory Borden          DP        1  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  2  2   1  1  0  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  2  2   1  0  1  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        1  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  8  8   5  5  3 15  0
Opp                              16  0  1   0  0  6 14 10

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2), Maddie O'Brien (4)
HR - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (7-2)    5.0  1  0  0  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  0  6
Opp                  L          4.2  8  8  2  5  3


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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8
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FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
03/11/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 Florida State Earns Three-Game Sweep.

Seminole softball defeats N.C. State on Sunday for first 3-0 start in ACC since 2004.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Another good outing by pitcher Monica Perry coupled with some early run support at the plate guided the No. 22 Florida State University softball team to a 6-0 victory over N.C. State on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The win gives the Seminoles (20-3, 3-0) their first 3-0 start in ACC play since 2004, which was the last time they made the NCAA Women's College World Series. FSU also recorded its sixth shutout of the season, including two straight versus the Wolfpack (12-13, 0-3).

Perry (8-2) did not allow any runs in her second straight start, scattering just two hits with one strikeout in six innings pitched. Perry combined with Lacey Waldrop, Jessica Nori and Bailey Schinella to allow just one run in 19 innings pitched in the weekend series. In Perry's two starts versus N.C. State, she allowed three hits in 11 innings pitched and held the Wolfpack to a .083 batting average.

"Monica pitched well once again this weekend. She's been rock solid for us so far this season," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We were able to come back home from Hawaii this week, get ourselves adjusted to the Eastern time zone again and really came out hard and had three solid performances versus N.C. State."

During the game, Perry allowed just one Wolfpack runner to reach scoring position, retiring 18 of her 21 batters faced.

Leading the Seminoles at the plate was senior right fielder Shayla Jackson, who went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. It was Jackson's fifth multiple-hit game of the season, as FSU produced seven base hits in 22 at-bats off N.C. state pitchers Morgan Peeler (4-4) and Emily Weiman.

Despite not recording a hit in the second inning, FSU took a 2-0 advantage early against the Wolfpack. Erika Leonard, Briana Hamilton and Courtney Senas drew consecutive walks to load the bases, and pinch runner Erika Hoffner scored from third base on a passed ball. With one out, Maddie O'Brien drove in another run on a long sacrifice fly down the left field line, making it 2-0.

In the fourth inning, Morgan Bullock's groundout to the right side brought in another run to give the Seminoles a 3-0 lead. FSU had loaded the bases with no outs following an infield single by Kelly Hensley, but couldn't come away with more runs when a fielder's choice and groundout ended the frame.

An insurance run was added in the fifth on a well-executed rundown between Senas and Hamilton. Hamilton hit a line-drive double to the centerfield gap with two outs, then rounded third base on Senas' infield single. On the same play, Senas forced a rundown that allowed Hamilton to score before Senas was tagged out by first baseman Leah Jones.

Jackson continued FSU's scoring in the sixth inning, recording a two-run triple to right center with two outs. The three-bagger was Jackson's 12th career triple, sitting just three triples shy of earning a spot on the Top 10 list at FSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  2   2  0  0  2  0
Mallory Borden          DP        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         1  0  0   0  2  0  2  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        1  2  1   0  1  0  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  0  0   1  1  0  3  1
Kelly Hensley           1B        1  0  1   0  1  0  6  0
  Kirstin Austin        PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Loren Smith           PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  4
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  6  7   4  6  0 21 10
Opp                              24  0  3   0  1  1 18 14

2B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3)
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3)
HBP - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
SF - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (8-2)    6.0  2  0  0  1  1
Bailey Schinella                1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  1  1
Opp                  L          6.0  7  6  5  6  0


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 1, UT-CHATTANOOGA 0
03/13/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Win Pitchers' Duel.

Redshirt junior Monica Perry delivers another sound performance in 1-0 win over Chattanooga.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Not even a 1 hour, 15 minute lightning delay could slow down Florida State redshirt junior pitcher Monica Perry as she helped deliver a 1-0 victory over Chattanooga on Tuesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

The game, which began at 6 p.m. after the first hour was delayed due to threatening weather, was won on a solo home run by Maddie O'Brien in the second inning that provided the only scoring. Perry (9-2) continued to lead the Seminoles (21-3) in the circle as she rung up seven Lady Mocs (14-9) and threw her fifth complete game of the season.

Once again, Perry did not surrender a single run and actually scattered five hits, tied for her second most allowed this season. Amazingly, in Perry's last 34.1 innings pitched she has not allowed an earned run. A similar streak was shown by teammate Lacey Waldrop early in the season when she collected a stretch of 28 straight innings pitched without allowing an earned run.

"Tonight was definitely a tough middle-of-the-week, nonconference win for us," head coach Lonni Alameda said following her 298th career victory. "Our team has really jelled together and we continue to get great pitching from Monica. She was a big boost for us yet again tonight and we're happy to be in the position we're in."

For the fifth time this season in a starting capacity, Perry did not allow a walk. She also did not surrender an extra-base hit for the third consecutive start, limiting the Lady Mocs from getting in scoring position. One of Chattanooga's biggest threats came in the seventh inning with runners on first and second base and one out, but Nicole Osterman's double play on a liner to Perry ended the game.

Chattanooga's Taylor Deason (9-4) held FSU to one run on seven hits in six innings pitched, with her lone blemish being the home run given up to O'Brien in the second inning. Deason managed to leave 10 FSU runners on base, holding the Seminoles to 3-of-15 with runners on.

Redshirt senior Mallory Borden was successful at the plate tonight, going 2-for-3 with a career high two doubles. Borden now has six multiple-hit games this season, trailing only Tiffani Brown.

FSU had a prime opportunity for runs in the bottom of the first as Borden's double put her and Shayla Jackson in scoring position with just one out. However, a fielder's choice by Erika Leonard to Jessica Traxler at shortstop resulted in a double play in which Jackson and Leonard were both tagged while trying to advance a base.

O'Brien connected on her third home run of the season with two outs in the second inning, handling a 1-0 fastball and driving it well over the right field wall.

In the third inning, Chattanooga threatened to score with a runner on third base and two outs following consecutive wild pitches. However, Perry battled back from a 3-1 count versus Cheyenne Willis and managed to strike her out to end the frame.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B-DP     3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Kirstin Austin        DP        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Mallory Borden          DP-2B     3  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  1  0  7  1
  Loren Smith           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        1  0  1   0  2  0  2  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  1  7   1  5  3 21  3
Opp                              25  0  5   0  0  7 18  8

2B - FSU-Mallory Borden 2 (5)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3)

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


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UT-CHATTANOOGA
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 1, NORTHWESTERN 0
03/17/2012, USF Classic, Tampa, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Alameda Picks Up 300th Win in Doubleheader Sweep.

Shutout pitching in wins over Northwestern and Fairfield gives fourth-year FSU head coach milestone win.

TAMPA, FL - Head coach Lonni Alameda picked up her 300th victory by the end of Saturday's doubleheader as the Florida State University softball team defeated Northwestern (1-0) and Fairfield (2-0) at the USF Under Armour Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.

As a head coach in her ninth season, including her fourth at FSU, Alameda earned her 300th victory by way of the position she coaches. Seminole pitchers Monica Perry (10-2), Lacey Waldrop (10-1) and Bailey Schinella combined to throw 14 shutout innings to continue their incredible play nearly halfway through the season.

"It is gratifying to reach my 300th win, and I'm proud to have done it at a great university," Alameda said. "I really enjoy doing what I do everyday, and I owe any personal accomplishments to the wonderful players I've coached and the staffs I've worked with throughout the years."

Against Northwestern, Perry recorded eight strikeouts and stretched her streak without allowing an earned run to 41.1 consecutive innings. The Whitesburg, Ga., native earned her third shutout of the season versus the Wildcats (8-13), at one point not allowing a hit to 20 straight batters faced. Perry is now 10-2 this season with a 0.72 ERA.

Waldrop pitched very well in FSU's second win of the day over the Stags (8-6), throwing five innings and allowing three hits and six strikeouts. The Colonial Heights, Va., native stranded five Fairfield runners, including four in her first two innings pitched. The freshman improves to 10-1 with a 1.00 ERA in 2012.

Also reaching a milestone was Schinella, who recorded her fourth save of the season versus Fairfield to tie the FSU single-season record. The Valrico, Fla., native is tied with former players Tiffany McDonald (2006), Leslie Malerich (2002) and Marla Looper (1994). Schinella entered the game in the final two innings and retired all six of her batters faced.

The two victories give the Seminoles a 23-3 record this season. The pitching-dominated performances ensured both games moved swiftly, defeating Northwestern in game one in 1 hour, 25 minutes and winning over Fairfield in game two in one hour, 21 minutes.

A key hit by Shayla Jackson with two outs in the third inning provided the game's first and only run against Northwestern. The frame started when Kelly Hensley led off with a single through the right side. Erika Hoffner then pinch ran for Hensley and was doubled off on a caught liner off the bat of Kirstin Austin, as Hoffner attempted to advance to second base. Tiffani Brown then hit a bloop double to left center and was driven in by Jackson's bloop single to left center.

Against the Stags, FSU put pressure on immediately in the first inning. Brown led off with an infield single, stole second base and advanced to third base on a single by Jackson. Brown would end up scoring on an errant throw by Fairfield catcher Lauren Liseth down to second base, making it 1-0.

With two outs in the fourth inning, Maddie O'Brien came through when she pounced on a 2-2 offering and drove a no-doubter over the right field fence, just keeping it inside the foul pole. The solo shot was O'Brien's fourth of the season and gave FSU a 2-0 lead, creating the final score.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  3
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  1   0  0  0  6  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  1  4   1  0  3 21  4
Opp                              23  0  2   0  2  8 18  6

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (6)
2B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

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


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NORTHWESTERN
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 2, FAIRFIELD 0
03/17/2012, USF Classic, Tampa, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Alameda Picks Up 300th Win in Doubleheader Sweep.

Shutout pitching in wins over Northwestern and Fairfield gives fourth-year FSU head coach milestone win.

TAMPA, FL - Head coach Lonni Alameda picked up her 300th victory by the end of Saturday's doubleheader as the Florida State University softball team defeated Northwestern (1-0) and Fairfield (2-0) at the USF Under Armour Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.

As a head coach in her ninth season, including her fourth at FSU, Alameda earned her 300th victory by way of the position she coaches. Seminole pitchers Monica Perry (10-2), Lacey Waldrop (10-1) and Bailey Schinella combined to throw 14 shutout innings to continue their incredible play nearly halfway through the season.

"It is gratifying to reach my 300th win, and I'm proud to have done it at a great university," Alameda said. "I really enjoy doing what I do everyday, and I owe any personal accomplishments to the wonderful players I've coached and the staffs I've worked with throughout the years."

Against Northwestern, Perry recorded eight strikeouts and stretched her streak without allowing an earned run to 41.1 consecutive innings. The Whitesburg, Ga., native earned her third shutout of the season versus the Wildcats (8-13), at one point not allowing a hit to 20 straight batters faced. Perry is now 10-2 this season with a 0.72 ERA.

Waldrop pitched very well in FSU's second win of the day over the Stags (8-6), throwing five innings and allowing three hits and six strikeouts. The Colonial Heights, Va., native stranded five Fairfield runners, including four in her first two innings pitched. The freshman improves to 10-1 with a 1.00 ERA in 2012.

Also reaching a milestone was Schinella, who recorded her fourth save of the season versus Fairfield to tie the FSU single-season record. The Valrico, Fla., native is tied with former players Tiffany McDonald (2006), Leslie Malerich (2002) and Marla Looper (1994). Schinella entered the game in the final two innings and retired all six of her batters faced.

The two victories give the Seminoles a 23-3 record this season. The pitching-dominated performances ensured both games moved swiftly, defeating Northwestern in game one in 1 hour, 25 minutes and winning over Fairfield in game two in one hour, 21 minutes.

A key hit by Shayla Jackson with two outs in the third inning provided the game's first and only run against Northwestern. The frame started when Kelly Hensley led off with a single through the right side. Erika Hoffner then pinch ran for Hensley and was doubled off on a caught liner off the bat of Kirstin Austin, as Hoffner attempted to advance to second base. Tiffani Brown then hit a bloop double to left center and was driven in by Jackson's bloop single to left center.

Against the Stags, FSU put pressure on immediately in the first inning. Brown led off with an infield single, stole second base and advanced to third base on a single by Jackson. Brown would end up scoring on an errant throw by Fairfield catcher Lauren Liseth down to second base, making it 1-0.

With two outs in the fourth inning, Maddie O'Brien came through when she pounced on a 2-2 offering and drove a no-doubter over the right field fence, just keeping it inside the foul pole. The solo shot was O'Brien's fourth of the season and gave FSU a 2-0 lead, creating the final score.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  2   0  0  1  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF-3B     3  0  0   0  0  0  1  5
Briana Hamilton         3B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
  Morgan Bullock        CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   1  0  0  1  1
Erika Leonard           C         1  0  0   0  1  0  8  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Loren Smith           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  2  5   1  2  2 21  9
Opp                              26  0  3   0  0  9 18  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (7)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (19)
CS - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (10-1)   5.0  3  0  0  0  6
Bailey Schinella     Sv(4)      2.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  0  9
Opp                  L          6.0  5  2  1  2  2


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FAIRFIELD
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FLORIDA STATE
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RUTGERS 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/18/2012, USF Classic, Tampa, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 21 Florida State Falls in Two.

Seminoles fall victim to two one-run losses against Rutgers and No. 23 USF in Tampa.

TAMPA, FL - A walk-off home run by USF's Stephanie Medina capped a winless day for the 21st-ranked Florida State University softball team as it fell to the 23rd-ranked Bulls, 2-1, as well as to Rutgers, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at USF Softball Stadium.

While tremendous pitching has carried the Seminoles (23-5, 3-0) this season, it was only able to hold for so long as FSU's offense continues to develop. In losses on Sunday versus Rutgers and USF, the FSU arms held the opposition to three runs and a 9-for-47 (.196) clip at the plate. FSU's bats, however, were unable to muster much production at the dish, finishing 6-for-47 on the day.

Amazingly, all five of FSU's losses this season have been one-run games. The Seminoles are now 5-5 in one-run games in 2012.

Against USF, Monica Perry took a no decision and held the Bulls (24-5) to just one run on five hits in five innings pitched. She stranded six of USF's eight runners on the day, leaving the game in the sixth inning following a leadoff double from Kourtney Salvarola.

From there, freshman Bailey Schinella (2-1) entered the game and endured her first loss of her collegiate career. With FSU leading 1-0, Schinella never allowed a hit in the sixth inning but surrendered a run on a groundout by Laura Fountain to tie the game. The earned run was charged to Perry, ending her streak of not allowing an earned run at 46.1 consecutive innings.

The following inning in the seventh, Medina won the game for the Bulls on a 3-1 offering that hit off the top of the fence and fell over the wall for a walk-off home run. It was FSU's second walk-off defeat of the season.

Courtney Senas led the Seminoles with a 2-for-3 day versus Sara Nevins (13-2) and the Bulls. Senas drove in FSU's lone run of the day in the fourth inning on an RBI single through the right side to plate Tiffani Brown. On the same play, which occurred with the bases loaded, Maddie O'Brien was thrown out at home plate while trying to score from second base.

USF's Nevins struck out 11 in a complete-game effort to get the win. The Seminoles also put runners in scoring position against the tall left-hander in the fifth and seventh innings, but were unable to come away with any additional runs.

FSU's first legitimate attempt to cross the plate against Rutgers came in the top of the third inning. With two outs, Brown cranked a double to right field that nearly left the park, hitting the top of the fence. With Shayla Jackson at the plate, Brown attempted to reach third base on a ball in the dirt but was thrown out by Rutgers catcher Kaci Madden to end the inning.

Rutgers scored the game's first run in the fourth inning, but the damage could have been bigger. With the bases loaded and no outs, Jennifer Harbedian hit a run-scoring single to left field to make it 1-0. Starter Lacey Waldrop (10-2) then induced Ashley Bragg into a fielder's choice at third base, in which Briana Hamilton promptly threw the ball to home plate for the force out. Waldrop then struck out Jackie Bates and forced a flyout to Alexis Durandes to escape the jam.

In the fifth inning, FSU tried to put together another run-scoring opportunity. Following two flyouts, FSU was forced to produce a run with two outs as Erika Leonard hit a lining double to the left center gap. The inning ended on a flyout to right field to keep the Seminoles scoreless.

With one out in the sixth, Brown placed a bunt to the pitcher that was overthrown, allowing her to reach second base. She then advanced to third on a single to centerfield from Jackson. Following a pop-up that was the second out of the inning, Jackson tagged and went to second base, but both runners were left stranded on a long flyout to left field.

Waldrop exited the game in the sixth inning following Brittney Lindley's leadoff double to right field. That paved the way for pitcher Jessica Nori to enter the contest in relief, and she responded by striking out her next three batters faced to keep the score at 1-0 and give the FSU offense a chance to respond in the top of the seventh.

Waldrop ended her day tossing five innings and allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  4
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  1   0  1  0  6  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  0  3   0  2  0 18 11
Opp                              21  1  3   1  1  5 21  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (1), Maddie O'Brien (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Erika Leonard (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (4)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (10-2)   5.0  3  1  1  1  2
Jessica Nori                    1.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  3  1  1  1  5
Opp                  W          7.0  3  0  0  2  0


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FLORIDA STATE
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RUTGERS
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SOUTH FLORIDA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/18/2012, TAMPA, FL, USF Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 21 Florida State Falls in Two.

Seminoles fall victim to two one-run losses against Rutgers and No. 23 USF in Tampa.

TAMPA, FL - A walk-off home run by USF's Stephanie Medina capped a winless day for the 21st-ranked Florida State University softball team as it fell to the 23rd-ranked Bulls, 2-1, as well as to Rutgers, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at USF Softball Stadium.

While tremendous pitching has carried the Seminoles (23-5, 3-0) this season, it was only able to hold for so long as FSU's offense continues to develop. In losses on Sunday versus Rutgers and USF, the FSU arms held the opposition to three runs and a 9-for-47 (.196) clip at the plate. FSU's bats, however, were unable to muster much production at the dish, finishing 6-for-47 on the day.

Amazingly, all five of FSU's losses this season have been one-run games. The Seminoles are now 5-5 in one-run games in 2012.

Against USF, Monica Perry took a no decision and held the Bulls (24-5) to just one run on five hits in five innings pitched. She stranded six of USF's eight runners on the day, leaving the game in the sixth inning following a leadoff double from Kourtney Salvarola.

From there, freshman Bailey Schinella (2-1) entered the game and endured her first loss of her collegiate career. With FSU leading 1-0, Schinella never allowed a hit in the sixth inning but surrendered a run on a groundout by Laura Fountain to tie the game. The earned run was charged to Perry, ending her streak of not allowing an earned run at 46.1 consecutive innings.

The following inning in the seventh, Medina won the game for the Bulls on a 3-1 offering that hit off the top of the fence and fell over the wall for a walk-off home run. It was FSU's second walk-off defeat of the season.

Courtney Senas led the Seminoles with a 2-for-3 day versus Sara Nevins (13-2) and the Bulls. Senas drove in FSU's lone run of the day in the fourth inning on an RBI single through the right side to plate Tiffani Brown. On the same play, which occurred with the bases loaded, Maddie O'Brien was thrown out at home plate while trying to score from second base.

USF's Nevins struck out 11 in a complete-game effort to get the win. The Seminoles also put runners in scoring position against the tall left-hander in the fifth and seventh innings, but were unable to come away with any additional runs.

FSU's first legitimate attempt to cross the plate against Rutgers came in the top of the third inning. With two outs, Brown cranked a double to right field that nearly left the park, hitting the top of the fence. With Shayla Jackson at the plate, Brown attempted to reach third base on a ball in the dirt but was thrown out by Rutgers catcher Kaci Madden to end the inning.

Rutgers scored the game's first run in the fourth inning, but the damage could have been bigger. With the bases loaded and no outs, Jennifer Harbedian hit a run-scoring single to left field to make it 1-0. Starter Lacey Waldrop (10-2) then induced Ashley Bragg into a fielder's choice at third base, in which Briana Hamilton promptly threw the ball to home plate for the force out. Waldrop then struck out Jackie Bates and forced a flyout to Alexis Durandes to escape the jam.

In the fifth inning, FSU tried to put together another run-scoring opportunity. Following two flyouts, FSU was forced to produce a run with two outs as Erika Leonard hit a lining double to the left center gap. The inning ended on a flyout to right field to keep the Seminoles scoreless.

With one out in the sixth, Brown placed a bunt to the pitcher that was overthrown, allowing her to reach second base. She then advanced to third on a single to centerfield from Jackson. Following a pop-up that was the second out of the inning, Jackson tagged and went to second base, but both runners were left stranded on a long flyout to left field.

Waldrop exited the game in the sixth inning following Brittney Lindley's leadoff double to right field. That paved the way for pitcher Jessica Nori to enter the contest in relief, and she responded by striking out her next three batters faced to keep the score at 1-0 and give the FSU offense a chance to respond in the top of the seventh.

Waldrop ended her day tossing five innings and allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  0   0  0  2  5  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  4  4
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  2   1  0  1  2  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  1  3   1  1 11 20  7
Opp                              25  2  6   2  3  4 21  6

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (5)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (20), Morgan Bullock (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    5.0  5  1  1  2  3
Bailey Schinella     L (2-1)    1.2  1  1  1  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.2  6  2  2  3  4
Opp                  W          7.0  3  1  1  1 11


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FLORIDA STATE
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SOUTH FLORIDA
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FLORIDA STATE 6, JACKSONVILLE 0
03/20/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien's Big Day Ignites Doubleheader Sweep.

Redshirt freshman produces six RBIs as No. 23 Florida State adds two wins over Jacksonville.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Batting in the cleanup spot for an offense that produced 19 base hits in two games, redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien's six RBIs helped power the No. 23 Florida State University softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Jacksonville on Tuesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (25-5, 3-0) defeated the Dolphins (17-14) by a 6-0 score in game one and won 7-1 in game two. O'Brien, who hails from Palm Harbor, Fla., combined to go 4-for-5 with one home run, one double, one walk and six runs driven in in the two contests.

O'Brien's big day was aided by the offensive potency of her team, as she nearly always had a run-scoring opportunity when she stepped to the plate courtesy of her teammates getting on base. FSU's 10 base hits in game one were tied for its third-most in a game this season, and the fourth time the Seminoles have attain double-digit hits.

"Tonight was good for us. We wanted to start finding our offensive groove and backing up our pitching and I think tonight was a good start," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Maddie's been hitting the ball very well lately, whether she has gotten on base or not, and tonight Shayla (Jackson) and some others swung it well."

O'Brien's big hit of the day came in game one when she blasted her fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot to centerfield to score Shayla Jackson. FSU made use of the big inning in both games today, compiling a four-run inning, two three-run frames as well as a two-run inning.

Helping put the game away in game one was a three-run fifth inning that included a sacrifice fly from O'Brien, an RBI bunt single by Courtney Senas and a run-scoring double to right center by Monica Perry. Perry (11-2) aided FSU by allowing just one hit in six innings pitched in the first game, the third time this season she has allowed one hit while tossing five or more innings in a start.

Perry and pitcher Lacey Waldrop (11-2) were helped by FSU's .373 batting average (19-for-51) on the day. Waldrop won game two after pitching six innings and allowing just one run on three hits with three strikeouts. Jessica Nori reliever her in the seventh and tossed a hitless inning.

Jackson finished 3-for-5 with four runs scored, one double, one RBI and two walks. Mallory Borden (two hits), Tiffani Brown (three hits) and Courtney Senas (two hits) also had multiple hits in both games combined.

Erika Leonard lifted a 1-0 offering well over the left center field wall to begin the second inning in game one, her second home run of the season. The shot gave FSU a 1-0 lead.

For the second time in game one, Jacksonville had a runner reach third base when Kayla Ouellet advanced on a groundout to Perry in the third inning. With two outs, Sarah Simon's grounder in the hole was field nicely by O'Brien at shortstop to keep the Dolphins scoreless.

In game two, the Seminoles put together a four-run third inning highlighted by a two-run double to right center from O'Brien. Four consecutive hits were part of the frame, as Brown recorded an infield single, followed by an RBI infield single from Jackson, a run-scoring single to left field from Borden and O'Brien's extra base hit.

Jacksonville responded in the next inning when Amanda Schmidt took a pitch from Waldrop over the left field wall for a solo home run, making it 4-1.

FSU strung together four consecutive hits once again, this time in the fifth inning to create three runs. With Jackson on first base following a walk, Morgan Bullock laced a single to left center, and O'Brien hit an opposite-field RBI single to left field. Senas then produced a sacrifice fly to centerfield, and Briana Hamilton produced a sharp grounding double to left center to bring in another run and make it 7-1.

FSU now improves to 16-0 at JoAnne Graf Field this season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  2  2   0  1  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-DP     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  2   3  1  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Erika Leonard           C         1  1  1   1  1  0  8  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Loren Smith           C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P         3  0  1   1  0  2  0  2
  Bailey Schinella      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Evelyn Morgado          1B                           6  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  6 10   6  3  6 21  5
Opp                              24  0  1   0  1  9 18  7

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (3), Monica Perry (1)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (5), Erika Leonard (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Erika Leonard (2)
SH - FSU-Morgan Bullock (2), Briana Hamilton (1)
SF - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (21), Courtney Senas (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (11-2)   6.0  1  0  0  1  9
Bailey Schinella                1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  1  9
Opp                  L          6.0 10  6  6  3  6


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JACKSONVILLE
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FLORIDA STATE
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10
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FLORIDA STATE 7, JACKSONVILLE 1
03/20/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien's Big Day Ignites Doubleheader Sweep.

Redshirt freshman produces six RBIs as No. 23 Florida State adds two wins over Jacksonville.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Batting in the cleanup spot for an offense that produced 19 base hits in two games, redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien's six RBIs helped power the No. 23 Florida State University softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Jacksonville on Tuesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (25-5, 3-0) defeated the Dolphins (17-14) by a 6-0 score in game one and won 7-1 in game two. O'Brien, who hails from Palm Harbor, Fla., combined to go 4-for-5 with one home run, one double, one walk and six runs driven in in the two contests.

O'Brien's big day was aided by the offensive potency of her team, as she nearly always had a run-scoring opportunity when she stepped to the plate courtesy of her teammates getting on base. FSU's 10 base hits in game one were tied for its third-most in a game this season, and the fourth time the Seminoles have attain double-digit hits.

"Tonight was good for us. We wanted to start finding our offensive groove and backing up our pitching and I think tonight was a good start," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Maddie's been hitting the ball very well lately, whether she has gotten on base or not, and tonight Shayla (Jackson) and some others swung it well."

O'Brien's big hit of the day came in game one when she blasted her fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot to centerfield to score Shayla Jackson. FSU made use of the big inning in both games today, compiling a four-run inning, two three-run frames as well as a two-run inning.

Helping put the game away in game one was a three-run fifth inning that included a sacrifice fly from O'Brien, an RBI bunt single by Courtney Senas and a run-scoring double to right center by Monica Perry. Perry (11-2) aided FSU by allowing just one hit in six innings pitched in the first game, the third time this season she has allowed one hit while tossing five or more innings in a start.

Perry and pitcher Lacey Waldrop (11-2) were helped by FSU's .373 batting average (19-for-51) on the day. Waldrop won game two after pitching six innings and allowing just one run on three hits with three strikeouts. Jessica Nori reliever her in the seventh and tossed a hitless inning.

Jackson finished 3-for-5 with four runs scored, one double, one RBI and two walks. Mallory Borden (two hits), Tiffani Brown (three hits) and Courtney Senas (two hits) also had multiple hits in both games combined.

Erika Leonard lifted a 1-0 offering well over the left center field wall to begin the second inning in game one, her second home run of the season. The shot gave FSU a 1-0 lead.

For the second time in game one, Jacksonville had a runner reach third base when Kayla Ouellet advanced on a groundout to Perry in the third inning. With two outs, Sarah Simon's grounder in the hole was field nicely by O'Brien at shortstop to keep the Dolphins scoreless.

In game two, the Seminoles put together a four-run third inning highlighted by a two-run double to right center from O'Brien. Four consecutive hits were part of the frame, as Brown recorded an infield single, followed by an RBI infield single from Jackson, a run-scoring single to left field from Borden and O'Brien's extra base hit.

Jacksonville responded in the next inning when Amanda Schmidt took a pitch from Waldrop over the left field wall for a solo home run, making it 4-1.

FSU strung together four consecutive hits once again, this time in the fifth inning to create three runs. With Jackson on first base following a walk, Morgan Bullock laced a single to left center, and O'Brien hit an opposite-field RBI single to left field. Senas then produced a sacrifice fly to centerfield, and Briana Hamilton produced a sharp grounding double to left center to bring in another run and make it 7-1.

FSU now improves to 16-0 at JoAnne Graf Field this season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Nicollette Levine     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mallory Borden          DP        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-DP     2  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  2   3  0  0  2  6
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  3
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  1  2  3  0
  Loren Smith           C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Evelyn Morgado          1B        2  0  0   0  0  0 10  0
  Monica Perry          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        0  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  7  9   7  2  4 21 10
Opp                              24  1  3   1  0  3 18  6

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (7)
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (5), Briana Hamilton (4)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Kirstin Austin (1)
SF - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (22), Courtney Senas 2 (14), Erika Leonard (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (11-2)   6.0  3  1  1  0  3
Jessica Nori                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  0  3
Opp                  L          6.0  9  7  7  2  4


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FLORIDA STATE 10, FLORIDA A&M 1
03/21/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Bats Defeat Florida A&M.

No. 23 Florida State produces season-best 15 base hits in mercy-rule win at Florida A&M.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 23rd-ranked Florida State University softball team used a season-high 15 base hits to power its way past Florida A&M, 10-1, in five innings on Wednesday evening at the Florida A&M Softball Complex.

Nearly every starting position player recorded at least one base hit as the Seminoles (26-5, 3-0) went 15-for-27 on the evening against three different Rattler pitchers. FSU scored at least one run in all five innings, getting another boost by scoring multiple runs in the fourth and fifth frames.

"Our hitting was contagious tonight. Everyone seemed to get it going," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We got a lot of production from top to bottom and managed to score every inning, which I was pleased with. Hopefully we can take some things from tonight and carry them into our big weekend in conference play when we go to Virginia."

Junior second baseman Tiffani Brown led the Seminoles with three hits, finishing with three singles, one RBI and one run scored. It was Brown's first three-hit performance of the season as she leads FSU with nine multiple-hit games.

Redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien continued her hot streak at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. In her last three games, O'Brien has gone 6-for-8 with one home run, one double and seven RBIs. In that span, she has raised her batting average by 53 points.

Briana Hamilton also finished with multiple hits, the fourth time she has done so this season. The Woodruff, S.C., native went 2-for-3 with her sixth home run of the season.

Pitcher Lacey Waldrop (12-2) earned the win after tossing four innings and allowing two hits and just one run with four strikeouts. The Seminole pitching staff has now allowed three runs or less in 29 of its 31 games played, and has kept the opposition to single-digit hit totals in every game except one.

With the victory, FSU is now 101-7 all-time against the Rattlers (13-17).

The Seminoles manufactured their first run of the game in the opening inning. Brown led off with a bunt single, then stole second base during Shayla Jackson's at-bat. Jackson's groundout to the shortstop moved Brown to third base, and O'Brien's RBI groundout brought Brown home to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

With two outs in the bottom half, Florida A&M's Arianna Stewart hit an RBI double to left field to plate Jasmin Donaldson, tying the game early at 1-1. Donaldson reached on a dribbling single through the right side before advancing to second base on a sacrifice bunt from Tenisha Dixon.

Hamilton hit her sixth home run of the season with one out in the second frame, a solo shot to left field. The big fly created a 2-1 lead for FSU, as Hamilton turned on an inside offering from pitcher Whitney Robinson (6-7).

A heads-up play by Jackson created FSU's third run in the third inning. Brown began the inning with a single up the middle, then stole two bags during Jackson's at-bat. Jackson then walked and forced a rundown that advanced Brown home to make it 3-1.

FSU crossed the plate three times in the fourth inning, as pinch hitter Celeste Gomez contributed to the scoring with a lining single down the left field line to plate Hamilton. Following a single up the middle by Kirstin Austin, Brown drove in pinch-runner Evelyn Morgado on a single to right field, and forced rundown that resulted in a fielding error by FAMU to also bring home Austin, making it 6-1.

Four runs in the fifth inning helped put the game away early. Erika Leonard's RBI double to the left center gap drove in O'Brien, later followed by an RBI single to left field from Morgan Bullock, an RBI single up the middle from Morgado and a pinch-hit run-scoring single to right center from Amber Bryant.

Reliever Jessica Nori finished the game by pitching a scoreless fifth inning to give the Seminoles the win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  3   1  0  0  0  1
  Nicollette Levine     PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  3
Erika Leonard           C-1B      3  1  1   1  0  0  6  0
Courtney Senas          CF-2B     3  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  2  2   1  0  0  0  3
  Loren Smith           C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Perry            DP        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-DP     2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Evelyn Morgado          1B-DP     2  2  1   0  0  0  7  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Amber Bryant          PH-LF     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27 10 15   7  1  1 15  9
Opp                              17  1  3   1  1  5 15 10

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Erika Leonard (4)
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (6)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown 3 (25)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (12-2)   4.0  2  1  1  0  4
Jessica Nori                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  1  1  0  5
Opp                  L          5.0 15 10  6  1  1


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FLORIDA A&M
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FLORIDA STATE 5, VIRGINIA 0
03/24/2012, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gems by Perry, Waldrop Highlight Doubleheader Sweep.

One-hit performances by Seminole pitchers help lead No. 23 Florida State to doubleheader sweep at Virginia.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Consecutive one-hitters by pitchers Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry carried the 23rd-ranked Florida State University softball team to a doubleheader sweep at Virginia on Saturday afternoon at The Park. FSU won game one, 5-0, as well as game two, 2-0.

While the Seminoles (28-5, 5-0) received a good effort from the hitters today, Perry (12-2) and Waldrop (13-2) shut down the Virginia offense in both games as it totaled just two base hits overall. Perry won game one after striking out six of her 23 batters faced. It was Perry's second one-hitter in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season, as she also held N.C. State to just one base hit in a complete game performance on March 10.

Waldrop fanned a career-high 10 Virginia batters in front of several family and friends, pitching merely an hour and a half away from her hometown of Chester, Va. Her one hit allowed very nearly could have been an error, as Stephanie Harris lay down a bunt in the fifth that resulted in a high throw to first base that was a close scoring play.

The performance was Waldrop's first one-hitter of the season, although she holds FSU's lone no-hitter of the year versus Ole Miss on Feb. 10.

Providing an enormous boost to the lineup was junior left fielder Kirstin Austin, whose first career home run in game one sparked confidence in a group that ended up scoring three runs in the sixth frame and two more runs in the seventh.

"Kirstin's home run really helped change the complexion of today's games," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "In that first game UVA's pitching was very sharp but Kirstin's homer injected some life into our offense and it kind of snowballed from there. When a big hit like that happens it not only gives your other hitters confidence but your pitchers as well."

Tiffani Brown, Courtney Senas and Kelly Hensley each finished with multiple hits on the day. In game one, each of FSU's first five batters recorded a base hit, and throughout the day the Seminoles utilized their speed on the basepaths by snagging seven stolen bases. In game two, FSU stole five bases to tie its season high, which it also accomplished versus Ole Miss on Feb. 10 and against Mercer on Feb. 19.

UVA's Megan Harris led off the third inning in game one with a lining single to right center that carried just over the outstretched glove of second baseman Brown. Harris advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, but Perry forced a groundout to Heidi Velle and struck out Giannina Cipolloni to end the scoring threat.

FSU did its best effort to put an end to the pitcher's duel when it amassed three runs in the top of the sixth. Austin led off the sixth with her first career home run as a Seminole, a solo shot on a 1-2 pitch from Melanie Mitchell (10-7) that was driven over the right center wall.

Brown followed by reaching base when UVA first baseman Harris missed her on the tag as she was running up the line. Following a stolen base by Brown, Shayla Jackson drove her in on a lining double to left center to make it 2-0. Briana Hamilton finished the scoring when she took a two-strike pitch and hammered it off the left field wall for an RBI triple.

In the seventh, FSU added two insurance runs. Pinch hitter Amber Bryant had a good at-bat as she led off the inning with a double off the right center wall. Later in the inning, a walk by Jackson loaded the bases with two outs, and Maddie O'Brien's blooping two-run single to right center created the 5-0 advantage.

In game two, a two-run fourth inning was made possible by Hensley's key two-out, two-run double to right field. Senas led off the frame with a single to third base, but was run down after trying to advance to third base during Hamilton's at-bat. Hamilton would advance to first base on a passed ball, then reached second on a stolen base before eventually getting to third base. Erika Leonard then walked before scoring on Hensley's hit.

FSU is now 21-0 this season when it scores three or more runs in a game. The Seminoles also lowered their nationally-ranked team earned run average to 0.89 on the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  1   0  0  1  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  1  1   1  2  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  1   2  0  1  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   1  0  2  0  2
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  0   0  0  2  6  1
Monica Perry            P         2  0  0   0  0  2  2  1
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Evelyn Morgado          1B                           9  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  5  7   5  2 11 21  6
Opp                              20  0  1   0  2  6 21  8

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (4), Amber Bryant (1)
3B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3)
HR - FSU-Kirstin Austin (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (26), Morgan Bullock (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (12-2)   7.0  1  0  0  2  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  2  6
Opp                  L          7.0  7  5  1  2 11


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FLORIDA STATE 2, VIRGINIA 0
03/24/2012, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gems by Perry, Waldrop Highlight Doubleheader Sweep.

One-hit performances by Seminole pitchers help lead No. 23 Florida State to doubleheader sweep at Virginia.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Consecutive one-hitters by pitchers Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry carried the 23rd-ranked Florida State University softball team to a doubleheader sweep at Virginia on Saturday afternoon at The Park. FSU won game one, 5-0, as well as game two, 2-0.

While the Seminoles (28-5, 5-0) received a good effort from the hitters today, Perry (12-2) and Waldrop (13-2) shut down the Virginia offense in both games as it totaled just two base hits overall. Perry won game one after striking out six of her 23 batters faced. It was Perry's second one-hitter in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season, as she also held N.C. State to just one base hit in a complete game performance on March 10.

Waldrop fanned a career-high 10 Virginia batters in front of several family and friends, pitching merely an hour and a half away from her hometown of Chester, Va. Her one hit allowed very nearly could have been an error, as Stephanie Harris lay down a bunt in the fifth that resulted in a high throw to first base that was a close scoring play.

The performance was Waldrop's first one-hitter of the season, although she holds FSU's lone no-hitter of the year versus Ole Miss on Feb. 10.

Providing an enormous boost to the lineup was junior left fielder Kirstin Austin, whose first career home run in game one sparked confidence in a group that ended up scoring three runs in the sixth frame and two more runs in the seventh.

"Kirstin's home run really helped change the complexion of today's games," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "In that first game UVA's pitching was very sharp but Kirstin's homer injected some life into our offense and it kind of snowballed from there. When a big hit like that happens it not only gives your other hitters confidence but your pitchers as well."

Tiffani Brown, Courtney Senas and Kelly Hensley each finished with multiple hits on the day. In game one, each of FSU's first five batters recorded a base hit, and throughout the day the Seminoles utilized their speed on the basepaths by snagging seven stolen bases. In game two, FSU stole five bases to tie its season high, which it also accomplished versus Ole Miss on Feb. 10 and against Mercer on Feb. 19.

UVA's Megan Harris led off the third inning in game one with a lining single to right center that carried just over the outstretched glove of second baseman Brown. Harris advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt, but Perry forced a groundout to Heidi Velle and struck out Giannina Cipolloni to end the scoring threat.

FSU did its best effort to put an end to the pitcher's duel when it amassed three runs in the top of the sixth. Austin led off the sixth with her first career home run as a Seminole, a solo shot on a 1-2 pitch from Melanie Mitchell (10-7) that was driven over the right center wall.

Brown followed by reaching base when UVA first baseman Harris missed her on the tag as she was running up the line. Following a stolen base by Brown, Shayla Jackson drove her in on a lining double to left center to make it 2-0. Briana Hamilton finished the scoring when she took a two-strike pitch and hammered it off the left field wall for an RBI triple.

In the seventh, FSU added two insurance runs. Pinch hitter Amber Bryant had a good at-bat as she led off the inning with a double off the right center wall. Later in the inning, a walk by Jackson loaded the bases with two outs, and Maddie O'Brien's blooping two-run single to right center created the 5-0 advantage.

In game two, a two-run fourth inning was made possible by Hensley's key two-out, two-run double to right field. Senas led off the frame with a single to third base, but was run down after trying to advance to third base during Hamilton's at-bat. Hamilton would advance to first base on a passed ball, then reached second on a stolen base before eventually getting to third base. Erika Leonard then walked before scoring on Hensley's hit.

FSU is now 21-0 this season when it scores three or more runs in a game. The Seminoles also lowered their nationally-ranked team earned run average to 0.89 on the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  0   0  0  2  0  2
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  1  0   0  1  1  9  1
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  2   2  0  0  9  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  5   2  4  5 21  7
Opp                              22  0  1   0  1 10 21 14

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (28), Courtney Senas (15), Briana Hamilton (3), Erika Hoffner (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (13-2)   7.0  1  0  0  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  1  0  0  1 10
Opp                  L          7.0  5  2  0  4  5


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FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA 1
03/25/2012, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Virginia on the Road.

Erika Leonard's 3-for-3 performance combined with Kirstin Austin's go-ahead hit give FSU softball first 6-0 start in ACC play since 2003.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Freshman Erika Leonard's three extra base hits combined with junior Kirstin Austin's critical go-ahead single late in the game propelled the No. 23 Florida State University softball team to a 3-1 win over Virginia on Sunday afternoon at The Park.

The victory by the Seminoles (29-5, 6-0) capped a series sweep on the road and gave FSU its first 6-0 start in ACC play since the 2003 squad finished 8-0 in the conference.

Leonard's three extra base hits included a mammoth home run in the third inning, her third of the season. Leonard's three base hits tied her season high, which she also attained versus Wisconsin on Feb. 24. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native also had two impressive doubles in the fifth and seventh innings.

"Erika was definitely locked in today. She had some great swings and really drove the ball to all parts of the field today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Her individual performance was a big lift for our offense and played a huge part in getting a road sweep, which is never easy to do in the ACC."

Austin may have provided the game's biggest hit when she recorded the go-ahead RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. The Temple Terrace, Fla., native finished 2-for-3 with one RBI, and also made a key defensive play in the second inning when she prevented a run from scoring by charging a lined single to left field and making a strong throw to home plate to leave the runner on third base.

FSU finished 8-for-25 versus Virginia pitcher Rachel Gillen (5-4), who absorbed the loss after allowing three runs on eight hits in seven innings pitched. Freshman Lacey Waldrop (14-2) came out with the win in relief, tossing the final four innings and allowing just two hits with three strikeouts.

Virginia made a real threat to score first in the bottom of the second inning. With one out, Alex Skinkis was walked on four pitches, then stole second base. Stephanie Harris followed with a strikeout swinging, but Megan Harris tagged a hard-hit single to left field that could have scored Skinkis from second base had left fielder Kirstin Austin not charged it so well in the outfield. Austin's throw home prevented Skinkis from scoring, and Perry induced a lineout by Gillen to end the inning.

The third inning was certainly eventful. Leonard led off the top of the frame with a towering solo home run to right field to give FSU a 1-0 advantage. Kelly Hensley and Austin then reeled off consecutive singles, and Tiffani Brown followed with a sharp lineout to third base. Shayla Jackson then grounded into a fielder's choice, as second baseman Erica Cipolloni tagged Austin at second base.

On the same play, pinch runner Erika Hoffner rounded third base and attempted to go home on a forced rundown but was thrown out. Hoffner appeared to slide in safely through the legs of catcher Kristen Hawkins, but was nonetheless called out.

With no outs in the bottom of the fourth, Erica Cippoloni led off with a triple to right field. Waldrop then entered the game for starter Monica Perry, allowing a sacrifice fly to left field by Marcy Bowdren that tied the game at 1-1.

Like in Saturday's doubleheader, Austin came up big again when she drove in pinch runner Morgan Bullock with two outs on an RBI single through the left side in the fifth. Bullock's run scored was made possible by Leonard's double that trickled off the centerfield wall with one out in the inning.

In the sixth, Virginia nearly tied the game when Giannina Cipolloni led off with a bunt single, then advanced to second base on a steal. Waldrop followed by getting a key strikeout on Taylor Williams, and Kennedy Byxbee advanced Cipolloni to third base on a groundout to the right side. Bowdren then stepped to the plate and hit a slow roller to Briana Hamilton at third base, who charged in and made a great play to field and throw to Hensley at first base for the big out.

Hensley put together a quality at-bat in the seventh inning that created an insurance run. With one out and Senas on third base as well as Leonard on second, Hensley fought off several pitches to bring home Senas on a long sacrifice fly to right field, making it 3-1. Senas led off the inning with a single to left field, and Leonard followed two batters later with a double to right field.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  1  3   1  0  0  9  0
  Jodie Bullock         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  1   1  0  0  7  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  2   1  0  1  2  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  3  8   3  1  4 21  6
Opp                              24  1  4   1  2  8 21  9

2B - FSU-Erika Leonard 2 (6)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Erika Leonard (3)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (2)
SB - Opp-3
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3), Briana Hamilton (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    3.0  2  1  1  1  5
Lacey Waldrop        W (14-2)   4.0  2  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  2  8
Opp                  L          7.0  8  3  3  1  4


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FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA GULF COAST 0
03/29/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 Florida State Soars Past Eagles.

FSU's first three hitters in Tiffani Brown, Shayla Jackson and Maddie O'Brien combine for big performances as Seminoles defeat Florida Gulf Coast in both games of a doubleheader.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A combined 12-for-18 effort at the plate by 1-3 hitters Tiffani Brown, Shayla Jackson and Maddie O'Brien helped put away Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday evening as No. 22 Florida State softball won both games of a doubleheader by scores of 5-0 and 7-1.

All three hitters highlighted a successful offensive day for the Seminoles (31-5), as FSU batted 18-for-52 in both games for a .346 average. Over its last eight games, FSU's team batting has risen by 21 points as it continues to aid a pitching staff that ranks fourth nationally in team earned run average.

"Our top three tonight gave us a ton of production. They each had good, consistent at-bats tonight and made the most of their opportunities," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "With a challenging conference series coming up it's important for those three players to get hot at the right time."

Jackson, a senior from Pembroke Pines, Fla., finished 5-for-6 with two RBIs, four runs scored and one triple in both games. Jackson's three-bagger was her fourth of the season to put her near the top of the national leaderboard. Jackson also moved above the .300 mark this season.

Virtually every time O'Brien stepped to the plate there was a run-scoring opportunity, and she made the most of them by recording seven RBIs altogether. In game two, the Palm Harbor, Fla., native racked up five RBIs, which included two sacrifice flies as she finished 1-for-1 in the contest. Her five runs driven in were one shy of her season-high of six versus UC Santa Barbara on March 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Brown was consistent all evening, going 4-for-7 with three runs scored. Brown had multiple-hit performances in both games to reach 11 on the season, the most on the team. Brown is now batting .320 on the year and has 29 stolen bases this season. She now holds an eight-game hitting streak.

FSU produced nine hits apiece in each game, highlighting a night in which the batting order jumped on the opposition for some early runs that set the tone for the entire evening. FSU started game one by scoring two runs in the opening frame, as Jackson's infield single to second base ended up scoring a hustling Brown from second after no one covered first base in time on Jackson's hit and failed to recognize Brown's aggressiveness.

The second run of the frame occurred on Courtney Senas' sacrifice fly to right field, a lined shot that scored Jackson. In game two, FSU's early run came on O'Brien's long sacrifice fly to left field to give the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead. O"Brien later opened up the game with a three-run double.

The early cushions were plenty for pitchers Monica Perry (13-2) and Lacey Waldrop (15-2) to work with. Perry picked up the win in game one after allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched, giving way to Bailey Schinella who pitched a scoreless seventh.

Waldrop stranded nine Eagles (20-18) in her start and completed the minimum four innings needed for a win, allowing four hits and one unearned run. Redshirt sophomore Jessica Nori finished the non-save situation by pitching the last three innings and allowing just two hits and no runs.

FSU is now 24-0 this season when scoring three or more runs. The wins over FGCU mark the first time both in-state schools have met, as FSU now improves to 6-1 this season against Sunshine State opponents.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  2  3   2  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  2   2  0  0  0  2
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        1  0  0   1  1  0  2  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Loren Smith           C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  1  0   0  0  0  7  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  2
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  5  9   5  3  2 21  7
Opp                              23  0  3   0  1  8 18  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (6)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
SF - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (16)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (13-2)   6.0  2  0  0  0  7
Bailey Schinella                1.0  1  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0  9  5  3  3  2


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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 7, FLORIDA GULF COAST 1
03/29/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 22 Florida State Soars Past Eagles.

FSU's first three hitters in Tiffani Brown, Shayla Jackson and Maddie O'Brien combine for big performances as Seminoles defeat Florida Gulf Coast in both games of a doubleheader.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A combined 12-for-18 effort at the plate by 1-3 hitters Tiffani Brown, Shayla Jackson and Maddie O'Brien helped put away Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday evening as No. 22 Florida State softball won both games of a doubleheader by scores of 5-0 and 7-1.

All three hitters highlighted a successful offensive day for the Seminoles (31-5), as FSU batted 18-for-52 in both games for a .346 average. Over its last eight games, FSU's team batting has risen by 21 points as it continues to aid a pitching staff that ranks fourth nationally in team earned run average.

"Our top three tonight gave us a ton of production. They each had good, consistent at-bats tonight and made the most of their opportunities," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "With a challenging conference series coming up it's important for those three players to get hot at the right time."

Jackson, a senior from Pembroke Pines, Fla., finished 5-for-6 with two RBIs, four runs scored and one triple in both games. Jackson's three-bagger was her fourth of the season to put her near the top of the national leaderboard. Jackson also moved above the .300 mark this season.

Virtually every time O'Brien stepped to the plate there was a run-scoring opportunity, and she made the most of them by recording seven RBIs altogether. In game two, the Palm Harbor, Fla., native racked up five RBIs, which included two sacrifice flies as she finished 1-for-1 in the contest. Her five runs driven in were one shy of her season-high of six versus UC Santa Barbara on March 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Brown was consistent all evening, going 4-for-7 with three runs scored. Brown had multiple-hit performances in both games to reach 11 on the season, the most on the team. Brown is now batting .320 on the year and has 29 stolen bases this season. She now holds an eight-game hitting streak.

FSU produced nine hits apiece in each game, highlighting a night in which the batting order jumped on the opposition for some early runs that set the tone for the entire evening. FSU started game one by scoring two runs in the opening frame, as Jackson's infield single to second base ended up scoring a hustling Brown from second after no one covered first base in time on Jackson's hit and failed to recognize Brown's aggressiveness.

The second run of the frame occurred on Courtney Senas' sacrifice fly to right field, a lined shot that scored Jackson. In game two, FSU's early run came on O'Brien's long sacrifice fly to left field to give the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead. O"Brien later opened up the game with a three-run double.

The early cushions were plenty for pitchers Monica Perry (13-2) and Lacey Waldrop (15-2) to work with. Perry picked up the win in game one after allowing just two hits with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched, giving way to Bailey Schinella who pitched a scoreless seventh.

Waldrop stranded nine Eagles (20-18) in her start and completed the minimum four innings needed for a win, allowing four hits and one unearned run. Redshirt sophomore Jessica Nori finished the non-save situation by pitching the last three innings and allowing just two hits and no runs.

FSU is now 24-0 this season when scoring three or more runs. The wins over FGCU mark the first time both in-state schools have met, as FSU now improves to 6-1 this season against Sunshine State opponents.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  2   0  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  2  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  0  1   5  0  0  0  2
  Morgan Bullock        CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
  Nicollette Levine     3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF-SS     3  0  1   0  0  1  2  1
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Loren Smith           PH-C      1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Amber Bryant          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  7  9   5  0  2 21 10
Opp                              27  1  6   0  3  4 18  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (7)
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (4)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Maddie O'Brien 2 (4)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (29), Courtney Senas (17)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (15-2)   4.0  4  1  0  2  3
Jessica Nori                    3.0  2  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  0  3  4
Opp                  L          6.0  9  7  2  0  2


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FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH CAROLINA 3
04/01/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits With North Carolina.

No. 22 FSU softball defeats No. 23 UNC in game one but let's lead slip away for first ACC and home loss of the season in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - An up-and-down day for the 22nd-ranked Florida State University softball team ended with a doubleheader split at JoAnne Graf Field versus No. 23 North Carolina. FSU won game one by an 8-3 score but fell in game two by a 4-2 margin for its first ACC and home loss of the season.

With the road team winning six of the last seven series between the two rivals, the Seminoles (32-6, 7-1) were on their way to reversing that trend following an important victory in game one. FSU chipped away at UNC starter Lori Spingola (18-7) before finally breaking through in the sixth inning on a crucial three-run triple to centerfield by Briana Hamilton. The big hit created an 8-3 deficit that was too much for the Tar Heels (24-9, 3-2) to overcome.

Hamilton led the way with a 2-for-3 performance along with three RBIs and two runs scored in game one. FSU only produced six hits off Spingola, as UNC was hurt tremendously by six errors that created four unearned runs. Spingola absorbed the loss by logging six innings and allowing eight runs, four earned, on six hits with six strikeouts.

While UNC struck first on a solo blast from Jordan Scarboro in the third inning, FSU responded in the bottom half when a wild pitch by Spingola and throwing error by catcher Ally Blake brought home two runs. UNC then took the lead on a solo home run from Constance Orr and an RBI triple by Kelli Wheeler in the fifth.

Courtney Senas provided a key at-bat in the fifth inning when she laced a run-scoring single to right center to tie the game at 3-3. In the same frame, a booted ball by shortstop Paige Williams off the bat of Erika Leonard gave FSU a 4-3 advantage. Later in the sixth inning, Senas' bunt toward first base brought in Hamilton following the key three-run triple.

The win over UNC in game one was FSU's first victory over a nationally-ranked team this season, and marked Alameda's 11th win over a Top 25 opponent while at FSU. It was Alameda's fifth win versus UNC when the Tar Heels have been ranked.

Despite giving up two home runs, redshirt junior Monica Perry (14-2) remained composed and earned the victory. She allowed three runs on four hits with eight strikeouts in a complete-game effort.

The loss in game two was in large part due to an unfortunate fielding error by the Seminoles in the sixth inning with two outs that left the game open. Following the error that allowed Scarboro to reach base, designated player Amber Parrish stepped to the plate and launched a two-run home run off starter Lacey Waldrop (15-3) to give UNC the lead for good.

Waldrop did not allow an earned run in 5.2 innings pitched.

The loss was FSU's first at home this season, giving the Seminoles a 19-1 record in Tallahassee.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  1   0  0  1  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  2  0   0  2  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  2  2   3  1  1  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   1  0  2  3  0
Erika Leonard           C         4  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  8  6   4  4  6 21  6
Opp                              24  3  4   3  1  8 18  4

E - Opp-6
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Briana Hamilton (4)
HR - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (14-2)   7.0  4  3  3  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  3  3  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0  6  8  4  4  6


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NORTH CAROLINA 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/01/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits With North Carolina.

No. 22 FSU softball defeats No. 23 UNC in game one but let's lead slip away for first ACC and home loss of the season in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - An up-and-down day for the 22nd-ranked Florida State University softball team ended with a doubleheader split at JoAnne Graf Field versus No. 23 North Carolina. FSU won game one by an 8-3 score but fell in game two by a 4-2 margin for its first ACC and home loss of the season.

With the road team winning six of the last seven series between the two rivals, the Seminoles (32-6, 7-1) were on their way to reversing that trend following an important victory in game one. FSU chipped away at UNC starter Lori Spingola (18-7) before finally breaking through in the sixth inning on a crucial three-run triple to centerfield by Briana Hamilton. The big hit created an 8-3 deficit that was too much for the Tar Heels (24-9, 3-2) to overcome.

Hamilton led the way with a 2-for-3 performance along with three RBIs and two runs scored in game one. FSU only produced six hits off Spingola, as UNC was hurt tremendously by six errors that created four unearned runs. Spingola absorbed the loss by logging six innings and allowing eight runs, four earned, on six hits with six strikeouts.

While UNC struck first on a solo blast from Jordan Scarboro in the third inning, FSU responded in the bottom half when a wild pitch by Spingola and throwing error by catcher Ally Blake brought home two runs. UNC then took the lead on a solo home run from Constance Orr and an RBI triple by Kelli Wheeler in the fifth.

Courtney Senas provided a key at-bat in the fifth inning when she laced a run-scoring single to right center to tie the game at 3-3. In the same frame, a booted ball by shortstop Paige Williams off the bat of Erika Leonard gave FSU a 4-3 advantage. Later in the sixth inning, Senas' bunt toward first base brought in Hamilton following the key three-run triple.

The win over UNC in game one was FSU's first victory over a nationally-ranked team this season, and marked Alameda's 11th win over a Top 25 opponent while at FSU. It was Alameda's fifth win versus UNC when the Tar Heels have been ranked.

Despite giving up two home runs, redshirt junior Monica Perry (14-2) remained composed and earned the victory. She allowed three runs on four hits with eight strikeouts in a complete-game effort.

The loss in game two was in large part due to an unfortunate fielding error by the Seminoles in the sixth inning with two outs that left the game open. Following the error that allowed Scarboro to reach base, designated player Amber Parrish stepped to the plate and launched a two-run home run off starter Lacey Waldrop (15-3) to give UNC the lead for good.

Waldrop did not allow an earned run in 5.2 innings pitched.

The loss was FSU's first at home this season, giving the Seminoles a 19-1 record in Tallahassee.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   1  0  0  1  4
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR-DP     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  1 13  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  1   1  1  0  4  1
  Loren Smith           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  8   2  3  4 21 14
Opp                              30  4  7   3  0  5 21 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (2), Maddie O'Brien (5)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (30)
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (15-3)   5.2  7  4  0  0  5
Jessica Nori                    1.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  4  0  0  5
Opp                  W          7.0  8  2  2  3  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 1
04/02/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Perry Powers Florida State Past Rival UNC.

Redshirt junior stifles Tar Heels in front of a national audience on ESPNU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Playing before a national audience on ESPNU, the 22nd-ranked Florida State University softball team made quite an impression on television as it defeated No. 23 North Carolina, 3-1, in front of nearly 700 fans at JoAnne Graf Field on Monday night.

With the Seminole Softball complex in Tallahassee being the debut spot for ESPNU's ACC Monday Night Softball package, the Seminoles (33-6, 8-1) showed off their excellent pitching as starter Monica Perry (15-2) mowed down the Tar Heels (24-10, 3-3) for most of the night. The redshirt junior from Whitesburg, Ga., threw a complete game and struck out 11 while allowing just one run on six hits.

"Tonight was a big night for our program, and we had an energetic crowd that got behind Monica (Perry) and helped her through a big performance on national TV," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Monica was a true workhorse for us tonight and made very smart pitches, and we provided her some important insurance runs that gave us a much-needed cushion."

Perry's outing marked her fourth double-digit strikeout performance this season, as her 11 K's were tied for her second-most this season. Earlier in the year on March 4 in Honolulu, Perry struck out a season-best 13 versus nationally-ranked Hawaii, and also struck out 11 on Feb. 25 in a near-perfect game effort versus Marshall.

During her outing on Monday, Perry continuously hit her spots and often rattled UNC's potent offense. The start of the game began inauspiciously for the Seminoles, as Perry allowed a leadoff double to Kelli Wheeler off the centerfield wall, but she managed to get out of the inning unscathed and helped set the tone for the rest of the game.

Helping Perry in the circle was an opportunistic bunch on the offensive end. With the first 2 innings scoreless, FSU rode the momentum of junior Kirstin Austin's key one-out RBI double to the left center gap to give FSU the lead at 1-0. Throughout the at-bat Austin stayed right with UNC starter Lori Spingola (18-8) on her pitches before connecting on a well-placed opposite field shot.

Like on Sunday in game one, FSU utilized UNC's errors to its advantage. Before Austin's at-bat, Erika Leonard hit a sharp grounder up the middle that slipped through the legs of centerfielder Amy Nece to allow Leonard to reach third base. With two outs in the inning, Shayla Jackson contributed with an important run-scoring single to right field to give FSU a 2-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, the Seminoles crossed the plate for an unearned run when Briana Hamilton attempted to advance to third base following a wild pitch strikeout by UNC. As Hamilton went to slide into the bag, first baseman Constance Orr's ball was underthrown and skidded past third baseman Haleigh Dickey to score Hamilton and give FSU a 3-0 lead.

UNC's only response was an RBI double down the left field line from Wheeler in the fifth to make it 3-1.

Tiffani Brown was consistent again at the plate, going 2-for-3 to extend her hitting streak to 11 games. FSU put together seven hits off Spingola, who took the loss after throwing six innings and allowing three runs with five strikeouts.

FSU's series win over the Tar Heels is its first at home since 2004. The Seminoles are now 56-23 all-time versus UNC, and Alameda now owns 12 Top 25 victories as FSU's head coach, including six versus the Tar Heels when they've been ranked.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   0  1  0  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  1  1   0  0  0 11  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  3  7   2  1  5 21  5
Opp                              25  1  6   1  1 11 18  4

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Kirstin Austin (1)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (5), Courtney Senas (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (15-2)   7.0  6  1  1  1 11
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  1  1 11
Opp                  L          6.0  7  3  2  1  5


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FLORIDA 9, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/04/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Fall to Gators.

Big six-run inning by Florida halts Seminole bid to snap eight-game skid versus state rival.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A six-run inning by sixth-ranked Florida put away the No. 21 Florida State University softball team early as FSU fell 9-1 in six innings on Wednesday evening in front of a record attendance of 1,195 at JoAnne Graf Field.

Playing on a statewide stage with the game airing on FOX Sports Florida, the Seminoles (33-7) stayed with the Gators (32-4) early before letting up six runs in a game-breaking third inning for UF. The blast that perhaps put the game away early was Sami Fagan's three-run home run on an offering from starter Monica Perry (15-3), making it 4-0.

Later in the inning, Kelsey Horton added a two-run home run on a 1-1 pitch to put UF on top comfortably at 6-0.

"Tonight was a learning experience for a team like ours that has played very well but only has two seniors," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We've got a youthful ballclub that can learn a lot from a game like tonight's. The three-run homer UF hit in the third inning helped unravel some things, and now we've got to get back on board and get ready for a big conference series this weekend."

The deficit proved to be too much for FSU against UF's Hannah Rogers (18-2), who allowed one run on four hits in six innings pitched with three strikeouts. Two of FSU's base hits came off the bat of sophomore Kelly Hensley, who finished 2-for-2.

Hensley was responsible for FSU's lone run when she laced a single down the left field line that brought Courtney Senas home following a fielding error by shortstop Cheyenne Coyle, who attempted to go after the ball in left field and bobbled it on the scoop in the fourth inning.

Florida's nine runs were by far the most allowed by FSU's pitching staff this season, with the previous high being Ole Miss' six runs when FSU defeated the Rebels on Feb. 10. The Gators are just the fourth opponent this season to score more than three runs against the Seminole arms, which entered the contest ranked fourth nationally in team earned run average.

The loss extends FSU's skid versus the Gators to nine games, with its last win coming in the 2006 season. Wednesday was the fourth time since 2006 both teams met as nationally-ranked opponents.

Perry, who was named ACC Pitcher of the Week, took the loss on Wednesday after allowing seven runs in 2.1 innings pitched. Freshman Lacey Waldrop came in relief and allowed one earned run on four hits in 3.2 innings pitched.

UF finished the evening going 11-for-31 at the plate, while FSU was held to 4-for-22. The Seminoles' scoring chances were somewhat scarce, with one of their best opportunities coming in the second inning. Trailing 1-0 after Ensley Gammel hit a two-out RBI double, FSU had runners at first and second base following a single by Hensley with one out. However, two consecutive fielder's choices spoiled the scoring chance for FSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  2   1  0  0  7  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  5  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  1  4   1  2  3 18  8
Opp                              31  9 11   8  1  6 18 11

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton 3 (10)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Kelly Hensley (2)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (15-3)   2.1  7  7  7  1  4
Lacey Waldrop                   3.2  4  2  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0 11  9  8  1  6
Opp                  W          6.0  4  1  1  2  3


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VIRGINIA TECH 11, FLORIDA STATE 5
04/06/2012, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Lose Series Opener at Virginia Tech.

After rallying back from four-run deficit, FSU loses late lead to Hokies.

BLACKSBURG, VA - The No. 21 Florida State University softball team fell to Virginia Tech in a back-and-forth affair, 11-5, on Friday evening at Virginia Tech Softball Park in Blacksburg, Va.

In what looked to be an impressive comeback for the Seminoles (33-8, 8-2) after trailing 4-0 through the first inning, a seven-run outburst by the Hokies (28-12, 7-2) in the sixth inning pushed them within game of FSU for the top spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

FSU made a valiant effort in its comeback bid, using four runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-4 lead following Briana Hamilton's seventh home run of the season. However, after a smooth start to the sixth inning in which starter Monica Perry (15-4) retired the first batter of the inning, the Hokies took advantage of a subsequent Seminole fielding error that opened the floodgates for the frame.

Following the error, Kristen Froehlich walked and Dani Anderson advanced on a passed ball. Betty Rose then stepped to the plate and drew an intentional walk to load the bases with one out and set up an easy force play at home plate. Pinch hitter Logan Spaw provided one of the biggest hits of the night when she hit a two-run blooper to right field to allow the Hokies to regain the lead at 7-6.

Later in the inning, the dagger occurred during Kylie McGoldrick's at-bat as she lined a bases-clearing three-run triple to centerfield to put the game away. Virginia Tech's seven runs in the frame were aided by just three hits.

The Seminole offense backed its pitching quite well with nine hits in 30 at-bats, outhitting Virginia Tech on the evening. Freshman Erika Leonard went 2-for-3 with her seventh double of the season, while junior Kirstin Austin continues to swing well from the No. 9 spot. Austin finished 2-for-3 with an RBI double and has now batted .379 over her last 13 games played. Friday was Austin's second multiple-hit game of the year.

Shayla Jackson extended her hitting streak to seven games, going 1-for-4 with a single. FSU's nine base hits were its most in a conference game this season.

Redshirt junior Monica Perry (15-4) took the loss after allowing seven runs in 5.1 innings of relief on five hits. Six of her seven runs allowed were unearned, only raising her ERA by a tenth to 1.22 for the season. Perry retired 13 of her first 14 batters faced before Virginia Tech found its rhythm in the sixth.

Tiffani Brown added one base hit and recorded two stolen bases to reach 32 for the season.

FSU appeared headed for a good start in the first inning, but ended up scoring no runs after having runners on first and second base with one out. Jackson's single to centerfield and Maddie O'Brien's walk gave hope for an early lead, but a strikeout and foul-out by the Seminoles diminished those thoughts as Virginia Tech escaped a minor jam.

A forgettable bottom half of the first inning for FSU included four runs on four hits for the Hokies. Lauren Gaskill led off the game with a single up the middle, and scored the game's first run on a wild pitch. Three batters later, Kelsey Mericka hit a 1-2 pitch over the centerfield wall to extend the Virginia Tech lead to 3-0. Rose capped the scoring with an RBI double to centerfield, making it 4-0.

FSU started swinging the bats with efficiency with two outs in the second inning. Leonard lined a sharp double down the right field line, and Austin continued her steady hitting with a lining double over centerfielder Gaskill's head to score Leonard and cut the deficit to 4-1.

A four-run fifth inning was the response the Seminoles needed, as Austin started the rally with a leadoff single to left center. Brown then followed with an infield single to the right side, and both runners ended up scoring on a Jackson groundout in which Virginia Tech first baseman Courtney Liddle's throw to home plate was mishandled by catcher Betty Rose, resulting in both runs scored.

After Maddie O'Brien walked in the fifth with just one out, Hamilton lifted a 2-1 offering from starter Jasmin Harrell deep over the left field wall for her seventh home run of the season to give FSU the lead at 5-4. Harrell would exit the game allowing five runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings pitched.

Virginia Tech reliever Bailey Liddle (8-3) earned the win by pitching 2.2 shutout innings in relief.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   0  2  0  1  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  1   2  0  3  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  1  2   0  0  0  4  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Monica Perry          P                            1  3
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  9   3  2  6 18  5
Opp                              27 11  8  10  4  4 21 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kirstin Austin (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Erika Leonard (7), Kirstin Austin (2)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (7)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (32)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   0.1  3  4  4  1  0
Monica Perry         L (15-4)   5.1  5  7  1  3  4
Jessica Nori                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  8 11  5  4  4
Opp                  W          7.0  9  5  4  2  6


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FLORIDA STATE 7, VIRGINIA TECH 3
04/07/2012, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 21 Seminoles Make Statement with Series Win.

Florida State softball gets several big performances as it takes two from Virginia Tech on Saturday.

BLACKSBURG, VA - A strong response was made by the No. 21 Florida State University softball team as it came back from its series-opening loss Friday to win both games of Saturday's doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Tech Softball Park versus Virginia Tech. FSU won game one, 7-3, and held on in game two by a 3-1 count.

The Seminoles (35-8, 10-2) were in danger of letting their conference lead slip away to second-place Virginia Tech after entering the day with a game lead. However, FSU ensured that they would still remain atop the ACC standings after receiving a fine effort at the plate from junior Briana Hamilton. The Woodruff, S.C., native hit two home runs versus the Hokies (28-9, 7-4) in game one and provided a crucial run-scoring single in game two.

In FSU's two wins, Hamilton went 3-for-6 with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored. She finished the series with three round-trippers following Friday's blast, and now has nine for the season.

The Seminoles finished 18-for-56 on the day for a .321 batting average, combining for 18 base hits, including five for extra bases. Six FSU players finished with multiple hits on the day, including Erika Leonard, Kirstin Austin, Maddie O'Brien, Shayla Jackson, Tiffani Brown and Hamilton.

FSU got a big lift from its pitching today. Jessica Nori (2-0) earned the win in game one after allowing three runs on six hits with two strikeouts in a complete-game performance. In game two, Monica Perry (16-4) earned the victory after allowing just one run in five innings and Lacey Waldrop recorded her first save after pitching the final two innings and not allowing a run.

"I'm very proud of the way Lacey battled back today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "The rubber game was crucial for us and she came in at a tough spot and made great pitches and stranded their runners. Our team as a whole really showed its character and we're happy to have this series win over a good Virginia Tech team under our belt."

FSU got off to a better start on Saturday in game one when it took an early 3-0 lead courtesy of a three-run home run by Hamilton on a full-count offering from Jasmin Harrell. With Jackson and O'Brien in scoring position, Hamilton drove the pitch to right center for her eighth home run of the season. Jackson reached base on a single through the right side and O'Brien's double to the left center gap put both runners in scoring position to set up Hamilton's blast.

The Seminoles scored another run in the second inning on a fielding error from Virginia Tech first baseman Courtney Liddle, bringing home Austin. With the bases loaded and one out, Jackson grounded into a fielder's choice to third base as Leonard was thrown out at home. On the same play, catcher Betty Rose's throw to first base in an attempt for a double play tailed off the glove of first baseman Liddle for the fielding error.

FSU's inability to close out innings as of late was shown in the fourth inning when Kelsey Mericka's two-out RBI double to right field scored Lauren Gaskill to make it 4-1. Dani Anderson followed with a run-scoring single through the right side to drive in Mericka and trim the deficit to 4-2.

Hamilton provided a big insurance run in the fifth inning when she led off with a solo home run that smacked off the scoreboard in right center to give FSU a 5-2 advantage. Hamilton joined O'Brien as the two Seminoles this season to record multiple home-run games.

As Nori continued to hold down the opposition, FSU benefitted from some missed pitches by reliever Isabella Corrao in the seventh. Hamilton and Courtney Senas started the inning with consecutive walks, and Amber Bryant lifted an opposite-field single to left field to load the bases with no outs. Evelyn Morgado then drew a bases-loaded walk, and Leonard blooped a single to left field to score another run. However, a liner by Austin resulted in a double play at third base, and Brown ended the inning on a groundout to help Virginia Tech keep the game within a manageable score.

Nori finished off the Hokies in the bottom of the seventh, although not without a solo home run from Kristen Froehlich with one out. After the round-tripper, Kat Banks recorded a single through the right side, but Nori fought back by inducing a fielder's choice to second base and a game-ending flyout to left field.

Game two of the doubleheader began with a leadoff home run from Virginia Tech's Lauren Gaskill on a full-count pitch to give the Hokies an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.

FSU tied the game in the top of the third on an RBI groundout by O'Brien. Bryant led off with a walk and advanced to second base on a single by Brown to left field. Following a groundout from Jackson that advanced both runners into scoring position, O'Brien protected with a 2-2 count and hit a soft grounder to first base that allowed Bryant to score.

In the fifth, O'Brien and Hamilton came through with two substantial run-scoring hits. O'Brien took a 1-0 pitch from Bailey Liddle (8-4) and singled to left field to score a hustling Bryant at home, making it 2-1. Hamilton followed by sneaking in a grounder through the left side to score O'Brien, who made a tremendous hand slide around the catcher on a very close play at the plate.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        5  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  3
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  3  2   4  1  0  1  7
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR-DP     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  7  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   1  1  0  6  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  2   1  1  0  2  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  7 11   6  7  1 21 12
Opp                              27  3  6   3  1  2 21 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (8)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton 2 (9)
HBP - FSU-Briana Hamilton (6)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (33)
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         W (2-0)    7.0  6  3  3  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  3  1  2
Opp                  L          7.0 11  7  6  7  1


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FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA TECH 1
04/07/2012, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 21 Seminoles Make Statement with Series Win.

Florida State softball gets several big performances as it takes two from Virginia Tech on Saturday.

BLACKSBURG, VA - A strong response was made by the No. 21 Florida State University softball team as it came back from its series-opening loss Friday to win both games of Saturday's doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Tech Softball Park versus Virginia Tech. FSU won game one, 7-3, and held on in game two by a 3-1 count.

The Seminoles (35-8, 10-2) were in danger of letting their conference lead slip away to second-place Virginia Tech after entering the day with a game lead. However, FSU ensured that they would still remain atop the ACC standings after receiving a fine effort at the plate from junior Briana Hamilton. The Woodruff, S.C., native hit two home runs versus the Hokies (28-9, 7-4) in game one and provided a crucial run-scoring single in game two.

In FSU's two wins, Hamilton went 3-for-6 with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored. She finished the series with three round-trippers following Friday's blast, and now has nine for the season.

The Seminoles finished 18-for-56 on the day for a .321 batting average, combining for 18 base hits, including five for extra bases. Six FSU players finished with multiple hits on the day, including Erika Leonard, Kirstin Austin, Maddie O'Brien, Shayla Jackson, Tiffani Brown and Hamilton.

FSU got a big lift from its pitching today. Jessica Nori (2-0) earned the win in game one after allowing three runs on six hits with two strikeouts in a complete-game performance. In game two, Monica Perry (16-4) earned the victory after allowing just one run in five innings and Lacey Waldrop recorded her first save after pitching the final two innings and not allowing a run.

"I'm very proud of the way Lacey battled back today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "The rubber game was crucial for us and she came in at a tough spot and made great pitches and stranded their runners. Our team as a whole really showed its character and we're happy to have this series win over a good Virginia Tech team under our belt."

FSU got off to a better start on Saturday in game one when it took an early 3-0 lead courtesy of a three-run home run by Hamilton on a full-count offering from Jasmin Harrell. With Jackson and O'Brien in scoring position, Hamilton drove the pitch to right center for her eighth home run of the season. Jackson reached base on a single through the right side and O'Brien's double to the left center gap put both runners in scoring position to set up Hamilton's blast.

The Seminoles scored another run in the second inning on a fielding error from Virginia Tech first baseman Courtney Liddle, bringing home Austin. With the bases loaded and one out, Jackson grounded into a fielder's choice to third base as Leonard was thrown out at home. On the same play, catcher Betty Rose's throw to first base in an attempt for a double play tailed off the glove of first baseman Liddle for the fielding error.

FSU's inability to close out innings as of late was shown in the fourth inning when Kelsey Mericka's two-out RBI double to right field scored Lauren Gaskill to make it 4-1. Dani Anderson followed with a run-scoring single through the right side to drive in Mericka and trim the deficit to 4-2.

Hamilton provided a big insurance run in the fifth inning when she led off with a solo home run that smacked off the scoreboard in right center to give FSU a 5-2 advantage. Hamilton joined O'Brien as the two Seminoles this season to record multiple home-run games.

As Nori continued to hold down the opposition, FSU benefitted from some missed pitches by reliever Isabella Corrao in the seventh. Hamilton and Courtney Senas started the inning with consecutive walks, and Amber Bryant lifted an opposite-field single to left field to load the bases with no outs. Evelyn Morgado then drew a bases-loaded walk, and Leonard blooped a single to left field to score another run. However, a liner by Austin resulted in a double play at third base, and Brown ended the inning on a groundout to help Virginia Tech keep the game within a manageable score.

Nori finished off the Hokies in the bottom of the seventh, although not without a solo home run from Kristen Froehlich with one out. After the round-tripper, Kat Banks recorded a single through the right side, but Nori fought back by inducing a fielder's choice to second base and a game-ending flyout to left field.

Game two of the doubleheader began with a leadoff home run from Virginia Tech's Lauren Gaskill on a full-count pitch to give the Hokies an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.

FSU tied the game in the top of the third on an RBI groundout by O'Brien. Bryant led off with a walk and advanced to second base on a single by Brown to left field. Following a groundout from Jackson that advanced both runners into scoring position, O'Brien protected with a 2-2 count and hit a soft grounder to first base that allowed Bryant to score.

In the fifth, O'Brien and Hamilton came through with two substantial run-scoring hits. O'Brien took a 1-0 pitch from Bailey Liddle (8-4) and singled to left field to score a hustling Bryant at home, making it 2-1. Hamilton followed by sneaking in a grounder through the left side to score O'Brien, who made a tremendous hand slide around the catcher on a very close play at the plate.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  0  1   1  0  1  2  0
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Amber Bryant            DP        1  2  0   0  2  1  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  1
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  3  7   3  4  4 21  6
Opp                              26  1  4   1  2  4 21  8

E - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (6), Kirstin Austin (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (5)
3B - FSU-Kirstin Austin (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Erika Leonard (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (16-4)   5.0  4  1  1  2  3
Lacey Waldrop        Sv(1)      2.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  2  4
Opp                  L          7.0  7  3  3  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA A&M 3
04/10/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bryant's Big Base Knock Lifts Seminoles Past Florida A&M.

Redshirt junior's two-run double gives No. 21 Florida State the cushion it needed to defeat Rattlers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With No. 21 Florida State clinging to a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning, redshirt junior Amber Bryant came through with a much-needed two-run double with two outs to help the Seminole softball team get past Florida A&M, 5-3, on Tuesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

The extra base-hit was substantial for the Seminoles (36-8) because Florida A&M would end up notching its third run of the game in the subsequent inning on an RBI double down the left field line from Alyssa Weaver. Bryant's two RBIs marked the first multiple-RBI game of her career. The Pomona, Calif., native is now batting .370 (10-for-27) this season.

"If you look at the entire game, Amber's double was essentially the play that won the game for us," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She liked what she saw and swung away at the first pitch and made something happen for us. She stepped up big for us tonight."

Performing well out of the No. 6 spot was junior Kirstin Austin, who finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Austin now raises her batting average to .333 (18-for-54) and continues to aid FSU's batting order with her consistent approach at the plate. The Temple Terrace, Fla., native has led the Seminoles in hitting over the last 11 games, going 12-for-27 (.444) during that span. She has recorded three multiple-hit games over that time frame.

Kelly Hensley went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored, while Morgan Bullock also recorded two base hits with one run. FSU pounded out 10 base hits versus three Rattler pitchers, its seventh double-digit hit performance this season.

Getting the win for FSU was redshirt sophomore Jessica Nori (3-0), who delivered five innings and allowed two earned runs while surrendering seven hits and striking out three. Freshman Lacey Waldrop picked up her second save of the season by fanning six of her nine batters faced in the final two innings. Both throwers combined to strand eight Florida A&M base runners.

An RBI single up the middle by Erika Leonard got FSU in the scoring column in the second inning. With runners on first and second base, the Cincinnati, Ohio, native drove a full-count pitch to the outfield to score Courtney Senas. Senas lined a single to left field in her at-bat and reached second base on an opposite-field single down the left field line from Austin.

Hensley followed with an RBI single through the left side to plate Austin. However, Florida A&M would notch a run in the third inning and tied the game in the fourth when Tera Gainer scored on a passed ball.

Hensley provided another important hit when she singled up the middle to bring home a run and give FSU a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning, setting up Bryant's two-run hit.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Amber Bryant            LF        4  0  1   2  0  1  1  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  5
Courtney Senas          SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  1
Kirstin Austin          RF        3  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  1   1  1  0 10  2
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  1  2   2  0  0  7  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  5 10   5  2  3 21  9
Opp                              30  3  9   2  0  9 18  9

E - FSU-Jessica Nori (1), Briana Hamilton (11), Courtney Senas (2)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Amber Bryant (2)
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (34)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         W (3-0)    5.0  7  3  2  0  3
Lacey Waldrop        Sv(2)      2.0  2  0  0  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  3  2  0  9
Opp                  L          6.0 10  5  5  2  3


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FLORIDA A&M
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
3
9
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
2
0
3
0
0
x
5
10
3

SOUTH ALABAMA 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/12/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls to South Alabama.

Seminoles produce just four hits off USA southpaw Hannah Campbell in home loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - An impressive pitching performance by South Alabama's Hannah Campbell on Thursday evening stymied the No. 21 Florida State University softball team as it fell to the Jaguars, 3-1, in a mid-week matchup at JoAnne Graf Field.

USA's Campbell (15-8) was a tough matchup for the Seminoles (36-9), pounding away at the strike zone and repeatedly hitting her spots. The southpaw hurler struck out 11 and allowed just one run on four hits in a complete-game effort. Campbell's 11 K's tied a season high by an FSU opponent this season, with the Seminoles fanning 11 times in three other games.

"I knew Hannah was going to pitch the ball well. She had been pitching well," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Being out of position and losing Maddie (O'Brien) means that we have to really figure ourselves out right now. This is a good opportunity to do that with a good team like Georgia Tech coming in here this weekend. Sometimes these are the wakeup calls you need."

FSU, which was forced to play with another makeshift lineup with shortstop Maddie O'Brien out with an injury, had its chances to get back in the contest. The Seminoles stranded seven base runners and finished 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Their first opportunity came in the third inning with Kelly Hensley on second base and two outs, but a groundout ended the first scoring chance.

Shayla Jackson ignited FSU by going 2-for-4 with a triple, the 14th three-bagger of her career. Jackson's triple down the left field line to lead off the fourth inning was one of the highlights of the night, as she ended up scoring on a fielder's choice sacrifice bunt from Evelyn Morgado to make it 3-1. FSU had its chance to make the inning even bigger with runners on second and third base and just one out, but a strikeout then a groundout with the bases loaded kept USA ahead.

All of South Alabama's runs came against pitcher Monica Perry (16-5), who allowed three runs in 2.2 innings pitched. Britany Campbell started the scoring with a second-inning sacrifice fly to centerfield, and a couple two-out RBI singles in the third frame by Christin Crocker and Meghan Collins added to the Jaguar lead.

Freshman pitcher Lacey Waldrop entered the game in relief in the third inning and was efficient, allowing no runs on just two hits in 4.1 innings pitched.

FSU is now 3-1 all-time versus South Alabama, and falls to 21-3 this season at home.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  2   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  8
Courtney Senas          SS        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
  Evelyn Morgado        SS        1  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Loren Smith           C         2  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  1  2  1  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0 11  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  1  4   1  2 11 21 12
Opp                              25  3  7   3  2  5 21  8

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-3
3B - FSU-Shayla Jackson (5)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Evelyn Morgado (1), Morgan Bullock (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (16-5)   2.2  5  3  3  2  3
Lacey Waldrop                   4.1  2  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  3  3  2  5
Opp                  W          7.0  4  1  1  2 11


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SOUTH ALABAMA
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
3
7
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
4
0

GEORGIA TECH 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/15/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits With Yellow Jackets in Eventful Twinbill.

ACC softball rivals split a pair of one-run ballgames to keep FSU one game ahead for first place in conference standings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 21 Florida State University softball team split its Sunday doubleheader versus Georgia Tech at JoAnne Graf Field to maintain a one-game first-place lead in the conference standings. FSU lost game one, 5-4, and won game two, 7-6.

Both games created plenty of drama for the numerous fans who attended Sunday's "Paint it Pink" day aimed at promoting breast cancer awareness. In the first game, the Seminoles (37-10, 11-3) nearly completed their four-run rally but fell behind in the top of the seventh on a Kelsi Weseman single to left field that brought home Chelsie Thomas.

In the bottom half of the seventh, FSU's Kelly Hensley singled to third base with one out, followed by a walk from Erika Leonard and later another walk by Tiffani Brown with two outs to load the bases. Senior Shayla Jackson then stepped to the plate with an opportunity to win the game and hit a sharp liner to left field that was caught on the dive by Shannon Bear to end the contest.

In the second game, FSU pulled ahead when Jackson broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI single up the middle in the third frame. In the fifth inning, sophomore Courtney Senas swung at a first-pitch offering from Georgia Tech starter Kylie Kleinschmidt (6-5) for a two-run home run to give FSU a 5-2 lead.

The Yellow Jackets (32-16, 10-4) and their potent offense responded with a four-run sixth inning to take a 6-5 lead. Ashley Thomas' single to third base scored a run, and Alysha Rudnik's bases-loaded two-run single to left field tied the game at 5-5. Karly Fullem capped the inning by reaching first base on an errant throw at shortstop to bring in the go-ahead run.

FSU fought back in the bottom of the sixth, as Jackson walked with one out then scored with two outs when Senas' fly ball to right field was lost in the sun by right fielder Katie Johnsky, bringing home Jackson for the tying run as Senas was credited with a double. During Kirstin Austin's at-bat, Senas advanced home on a wild pitch to allow FSU to re-take the lead at 7-6.

Redshirt sophomore Jessica Nori replaced starter Monica Perry (17-5) to begin the seventh inning. The Weston, Fla., native induced consecutive groundouts, but two consecutive infield singles and a fielding error at third base loaded the bases for Rudnik. Nori kept her poise and fired two straight strikes before freezing Georgia Tech's No. 3 hitter on a pitch that painted the outside corner to end the game.

"Jessica Nori came in and battled hard throughout the day," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Her significance in today's games was huge and she consistently threw strikes and let her fielders field. Overall, there were positives and negatives that we can take away from today's games but we always know we're in for a tough game against Georgia Tech."

FSU's batting order had an up-and-down day at the plate, finishing its two games hitting 17-for-56 (.304) with five extra-base hits. Austin continued her streak of good play by finishing 4-for-7 on the day with a double, while Brown also went 4-for-7 with one double and three runs scored. Senas finished 4-for-8 with one home run and two doubles.

However, the Seminoles hurt themselves by leaving a multitude of runners on base. In game one, FSU had several chances to pull ahead of the Yellow Jackets and winded up leaving 13 runners on base, tying a season high. Eight more runners were stranded in game two, as FSU batted 4-for-23 with runners in scoring position and 0-for-4 with the bases loaded in the two games.

Nonetheless, the Seminoles picked up their 10th victory this season against an opponent ranked in the current Top 50 of the RPI. Georgia Tech is rated 32nd, and FSU now moves to 10-9 this season versus the current RPI Top 50.

Nori's effect on the game as a reliever was large, as she combined to throw four innings and allowed one run with four strikeouts. With Georgia Tech getting after FSU's starting pitching, she entered both games and did a fine job shutting down the opposition. Nori picked up the win in game one to improve to 4-0 and notched her second save of the season in game two.

Perry ended up with the win in game two, allowing five earned runs in six innings pitched with seven strikeouts. Despite her numbers being above her season stat line, the Whitesburg, Ga., native got out of several pressure situations as she helped the Yellow Jackets strand 12 runners of their own.

FSU has now been forced to play without starting shortstop and leading run-producer Maddie O'Brien for the past four games due to a concussion. Saves leader Bailey Schinella and designated player Mallory Borden have also missed time due to concussions.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  3   0  1  0  4  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Courtney Senas          SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  1
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR-DP     2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  0  2   2  0  1  1  1
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  1   0  2  1  5  0
  Loren Smith           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         0  0  0   0  4  0  8  2
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  4  8   3  8  3 21  8
Opp                              25  5  9   5  4  8 21  8

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (3), Kirstin Austin (3)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Morgan Bullock (4)
SB - FSU-Kelly Hensley (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   4.0  3  4  4  3  5
Jessica Nori         L (3-1)    3.0  6  1  1  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  5  5  4  8
Opp                  W          7.0  8  4  1  8  3


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

FLORIDA STATE 7, GEORGIA TECH 6
04/15/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits With Yellow Jackets in Eventful Twinbill.

ACC softball rivals split a pair of one-run ballgames to keep FSU one game ahead for first place in conference standings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 21 Florida State University softball team split its Sunday doubleheader versus Georgia Tech at JoAnne Graf Field to maintain a one-game first-place lead in the conference standings. FSU lost game one, 5-4, and won game two, 7-6.

Both games created plenty of drama for the numerous fans who attended Sunday's "Paint it Pink" day aimed at promoting breast cancer awareness. In the first game, the Seminoles (37-10, 11-3) nearly completed their four-run rally but fell behind in the top of the seventh on a Kelsi Weseman single to left field that brought home Chelsie Thomas.

In the bottom half of the seventh, FSU's Kelly Hensley singled to third base with one out, followed by a walk from Erika Leonard and later another walk by Tiffani Brown with two outs to load the bases. Senior Shayla Jackson then stepped to the plate with an opportunity to win the game and hit a sharp liner to left field that was caught on the dive by Shannon Bear to end the contest.

In the second game, FSU pulled ahead when Jackson broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI single up the middle in the third frame. In the fifth inning, sophomore Courtney Senas swung at a first-pitch offering from Georgia Tech starter Kylie Kleinschmidt (6-5) for a two-run home run to give FSU a 5-2 lead.

The Yellow Jackets (32-16, 10-4) and their potent offense responded with a four-run sixth inning to take a 6-5 lead. Ashley Thomas' single to third base scored a run, and Alysha Rudnik's bases-loaded two-run single to left field tied the game at 5-5. Karly Fullem capped the inning by reaching first base on an errant throw at shortstop to bring in the go-ahead run.

FSU fought back in the bottom of the sixth, as Jackson walked with one out then scored with two outs when Senas' fly ball to right field was lost in the sun by right fielder Katie Johnsky, bringing home Jackson for the tying run as Senas was credited with a double. During Kirstin Austin's at-bat, Senas advanced home on a wild pitch to allow FSU to re-take the lead at 7-6.

Redshirt sophomore Jessica Nori replaced starter Monica Perry (17-5) to begin the seventh inning. The Weston, Fla., native induced consecutive groundouts, but two consecutive infield singles and a fielding error at third base loaded the bases for Rudnik. Nori kept her poise and fired two straight strikes before freezing Georgia Tech's No. 3 hitter on a pitch that painted the outside corner to end the game.

"Jessica Nori came in and battled hard throughout the day," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Her significance in today's games was huge and she consistently threw strikes and let her fielders field. Overall, there were positives and negatives that we can take away from today's games but we always know we're in for a tough game against Georgia Tech."

FSU's batting order had an up-and-down day at the plate, finishing its two games hitting 17-for-56 (.304) with five extra-base hits. Austin continued her streak of good play by finishing 4-for-7 on the day with a double, while Brown also went 4-for-7 with one double and three runs scored. Senas finished 4-for-8 with one home run and two doubles.

However, the Seminoles hurt themselves by leaving a multitude of runners on base. In game one, FSU had several chances to pull ahead of the Yellow Jackets and winded up leaving 13 runners on base, tying a season high. Eight more runners were stranded in game two, as FSU batted 4-for-23 with runners in scoring position and 0-for-4 with the bases loaded in the two games.

Nonetheless, the Seminoles picked up their 10th victory this season against an opponent ranked in the current Top 50 of the RPI. Georgia Tech is rated 32nd, and FSU now moves to 10-9 this season versus the current RPI Top 50.

Nori's effect on the game as a reliever was large, as she combined to throw four innings and allowed one run with four strikeouts. With Georgia Tech getting after FSU's starting pitching, she entered both games and did a fine job shutting down the opposition. Nori picked up the win in game one to improve to 4-0 and notched her second save of the season in game two.

Perry ended up with the win in game two, allowing five earned runs in six innings pitched with seven strikeouts. Despite her numbers being above her season stat line, the Whitesburg, Ga., native got out of several pressure situations as she helped the Yellow Jackets strand 12 runners of their own.

FSU has now been forced to play without starting shortstop and leading run-producer Maddie O'Brien for the past four games due to a concussion. Saves leader Bailey Schinella and designated player Mallory Borden have also missed time due to concussions.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  1   0  1  1  1  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  0   1  1  1  2  1
Courtney Senas          SS        4  2  3   3  0  1  0  4
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  2   0  1  0  0  0
Amber Bryant            DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  6  1
Erika Leonard           C         2  0  1   0  1  0 10  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  7  9   5  6  5 21  7
Opp                              34  6 13   4  4  8 18  6

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (12), Courtney Senas (3)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Courtney Senas 2 (7)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (35)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (17-5)   6.0 11  6  5  4  7
Jessica Nori         Sv(1)      1.0  2  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 13  6  5  4  8
Opp                  L          6.0  9  7  7  6  5


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
GEORGIA TECH
0
1
1
0
0
4
0
6
13
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
2
0
2
2
x
7
9
2

FLORIDA STATE 4, GEORGIA TECH 3
04/16/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Win Another Nailbiter Over Georgia Tech.

Redshirt sophomore Jessica Nori's quality relief gives No. 21 Florida State series win over rival Georgia Tech on ESPNU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Entering the game in yet another pressure situation, redshirt sophomore pitcher Jessica Nori's late-inning relief guided the No. 21 Florida State University softball team to a series victory over rival Georgia Tech by winning 4-3 on Monday evening in a nationally televised game on ESPNU.

Having already come through for the Seminoles (38-10, 12-3) in the first two games of the back-and-forth series, the Weston, Fla., native entered the contest in the sixth inning with no outs and runners on first and second base. As FSU clung to its 4-3 lead, Nori pitched extremely well under pressure and did not allow a hit over the final two frames to complete her third save of the season and keep the Seminoles in first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

With the victory, FSU widens its lead atop the conference over North Carolina. The Seminoles' 12-3 conference record is equivalent to an .800 winning percentage, while UNC's mark of 9-3 equals a .750 winning percentage. The Tar Heels will have three less ACC games factored in due to their cancellation against Maryland earlier this season because of inclement weather.

Monday's win means FSU has won its first five conference series this season. The Seminoles have never accomplished such a feat since the conference format expanded beginning in the 2005 season.

While the Seminoles had their chances to pull away again, FSU showed its composure as it hung on for another one-run win in the series. All three matchups with the Yellow Jackets (31-18, 10-5) were decided by one run, as FSU improves to 7-6 in one-run games this season.

"Tonight was an important win," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Georgia Tech is an amazing ballclub, but I think it was more important for us to figure out ourselves and learn how to fight. This time of year requires a lot of guts and you have to make plays when you need to. The one-run games are the character-builders and when you're in the bottom of the seventh with the winning run at the plate, you start to get sweaty palms and that's what it is all about in the postseason."

Briana Hamilton was one of the main contributors tonight with two RBIs while going 1-for-3 at the plate. Kelly Hensley finished 2-for-3 as FSU produced nine base hits. Kirstin Austin went 1-for-2 with a walk as she continued her torrid hitting in ACC play, showing a .455 batting average (15-for-33) in conference competition.

Starter Lacey Waldrop (16-3) pitched well, allowing three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts in five innings to earn the victory.

FSU picked up a run in the bottom of the first inning when Hamilton's well-placed bunt to the right side brought home Tiffani Brown from third base, making it 1-0. The Seminoles manufactured all inning, as Brown led off with a hit-by-pitch, stole second base and advanced to third on Shayla Jackson's groundout.

Georgia Tech picked up two runs in the top of the second, as Katie Johnsky's single through the right side plated Kate Kuzma to tie the game. Georgia Tech's Kelly Delashmit then advanced home on a stolen base by Hayley Downs to pull the Yellow Jackets ahead 2-1.

With two outs in the third inning, Hamilton provided a big RBI when she hammered a 2-0 pitch for a run-scoring double to left center, plating Jackson. Jackson kept the inning alive by recording an infield single to the left side, extending her hitting streak to 13 games. The streak is the most by a Seminole this year.

The top of the fourth did not start well for the Seminoles as Kuzma doubled off the centerfield wall on a 1-0 pitch to lead off the inning. Karly Fullem then pushed Kuzma to third base on a sacrifice bunt, and Johnsky followed with a shallow fly ball just beyond the infield that Tiffani Brown hauled in on a basket catch, as Kuzma failed to advance on the play. The inning ended when Waldrop induced Hayley Downs into a groundout at first base.

A couple crucial runs were scored by FSU in the bottom of the fourth inning. A leadoff walk by Austin followed by singles from Hensley and Erika Leonard loaded the bases with no outs. Celeste Gomez then stepped to the plate and fought off an inside 1-2 pitch for a fielder's choice RBI as Austin failed to get thrown out at home plate. Amber Bryant then provided an enormous hit with an RBI single up the middle to make it 4-2.

Ahead by two runs and still no outs in the fourth with the bases loaded, FSU was unable to get any more across the plate following two fielder's choices to home plate and a popout, keeping Georgia Tech's chances alive.

The Yellow Jackets would respond in the sixth when Ashley Thomas' RBI groundout cut the deficit to 4-3. Waldrop would come back to strike out Kelsi Weseman and eventually got Hope Rush to ground out to third base to end the jam.

One of the game's most pivotal plays occurred in the sixth inning on the defensive end for FSU. With two runners on and no outs, Nori relieved Waldrop and immediately induced a lineout by Johnsky to left fielder Kirstin Austin, who proceeded to make a pinpoint throw to third base as Kuzma was tagged out on the double play.

The game's final inning was tense again in the top of the seventh. Chelsie Thomas reached base on a fielding error at first base, then advanced to second base with one out for one of the ACC's top batters in Weseman. Nori ended up striking out Weseman on a 1-2 pitch, and struck out Alysha Rudnik swinging to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  5  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   2  0  0  1  3
Courtney Senas          SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  4
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  1
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  1  2   0  0  0 10  0
Erika Leonard           C         1  0  1   0  2  0  4  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  4
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  4  9   4  3  1 21 13
Opp                              26  3  7   2  1  4 18  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (36)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (16-3)   5.0  7  3  3  1  2
Jessica Nori         Sv(2)      2.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  3  3  1  4
Opp                  L          6.0  9  4  4  3  1


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, LOUISIANA STATE 1
04/18/2012, BATON ROUGE, LA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Perry, Seminoles Shut Down No. 23 LSU.

Redshirt junior pitcher combines with an opportunistic offense to earn important 8-1 road win.

BATON ROUGE, LA - A pair of two-run singles were more than enough to back a dominant effort by pitcher Monica Perry as the No. 22 Florida State University softball team defeated No. 23 LSU at Tiger Park, 8-1, on Wednesday evening.

Perry (18-5) had one of her best outings of the season and was aided by an offense that put up two early runs for her in the opening frame. The Whitesburg, Ga., native made smart pitches all night and showed tremendous command and control of her pitches against the Tigers (30-14). The result was a bevy of easy putouts for FSU's fielders while Perry was able to limit her number of balls thrown.

Perry threw her 10th complete game of the season and allowed just one run on five hits with four strikeouts. FSU now improves to 3-1 this season against Southeastern Conference competition, owning two wins over Ole Miss. The Seminoles are now 39-10 overall this season.

"Monica was impressive tonight and really got some great support from our offense," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We performed well in some of the game's most important phases - stealing bases, manufacturing runs, hitting with two outs, hitting with two strikes. Tonight was a very important win at a Top 25 institution and we'll look for this to carry over tomorrow. We just have to take things one game at a time and maintain our focus for each and every game."

The win on Wednesday evening marks FSU's highest-rated win this season in terms of the ratings percentage index, with LSU sitting at No. 20. It is also FSU's third victory over a Top 25 opponent in the national polls this season, and Alameda's 13th win over a Top 25 team since becoming FSU's head coach in the 2009 season.

Kirstin Austin maintained her hot streak at the plate by fisting a 2-1 pitch to centerfield for a two-run single with two outs in the first inning. Tiffani Brown started the inning with a hit-by-pitch, then reached second base on a fielder's choice from Shayla Jackson in a hit-and-run situation. Both players advanced on a double steal to set up Austin's multiple-RBI hit.

Jackson finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored for her 12th multiple-hit game this season. FSU put together seven base hits and stole three bases on the evening.

Courtney Senas came through in the top of the third inning when she reached out on a 2-2 offspeed pitch and recorded a two-run single to left center, scoring Brown and Jackson once again. Brown reached base to lead off the inning with a single through the right side, and Jackson hit an infield single to extend her hitting streak to 14 games. Briana Hamilton's sacrifice bunt to the pitcher set up the scoring for FSU.

Celeste Gomez extended the Seminole lead in the top of the fourth inning when she hammered a 1-0 pitch for a home run to left center to give FSU a 5-0 lead. It was Gomez's first home run of the season and chased starter Brittany Mack (12-8) out of the game with USA Softball National Player of the Year Award finalist Rachele Fico entering in. Mack ended up with the loss for the Tigers.

Three more runs were tacked on in the top of the seventh, all with two outs. Hamilton's grounder at third base was mishandled by Tammy Wray and allowed Brown to score an unearned run. On the same play, Hamilton forced a rundown that allowed Jackson to score safely at home plate to give FSU a 7-0 advantage. During Senas' at-bat, a passed ball brought in Hamilton from third base to create an 8-0 lead.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  1   0  0  1  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        4  3  2   0  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  0   0  0  2  3  1
Courtney Senas          SS        4  0  1   2  0  2  0  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   2  0  1  5  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  7  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  8  7   5  1  6 21  6
Opp                              26  1  5   1  2  4 21 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (4)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Celeste Gomez (1)
HBP - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)
SH - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (37), Shayla Jackson (2), Courtney Senas (18)
CS - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (18-5)   7.0  5  1  1  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  1  1  2  4
Opp                  L          7.0  7  8  5  1  6


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FLORIDA STATE
2
0
2
1
0
0
3
8
7
1
LOUISIANA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
5
1

TROY 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/19/2012, TROY, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall to Troy.

No. 22 Florida State lets up early lead and falls to Trojans on the road, 4-3.

TROY, AL - Ahead by three runs in the early going, the No. 22 Florida State University softball team uncharacteristically gave up its second-inning lead and fell at Troy, 4-3, on Thursday evening at the Troy Softball Complex.

Nearly all the action took place in a lively second inning that saw the Seminoles (39-11) score three runs in the top half, only for the Trojans (28-16) to come back with four runs in the bottom half of the frame. Following the combined seven-run inning, pitching by both sides took over and dominated the rest of the game to end a swift 1 hour, 42 minute affair.

FSU held a 32-3 record when scoring first coming into Thursday's game, indicative of its strong pitching when holding a lead. However, the percentages went against the Seminoles versus Troy as it chased starter Jessica Nori (3-2) out of the game with two outs in the second inning.

The Seminoles finished 5-for-26 at the plate, with three of their hits coming in the second inning. After starting 3-for-10 through the first two frames, FSU finished 2-for-16 in the last four innings with no extra base hits.

Troy starter Ashley Rainey (15-8) earned the win after settling down following FSU's three runs scored. Rainey pitched a complete game and allowed three runs on five hits with just one strikeout.

Holding down the circle for FSU was freshman pitcher Lacey Waldrop, who came in relief in the second inning. Despite allowing the go-ahead run that wasn't charged to her, the Chester, Va., native allowed just two hits in 4.2 innings and struck out five. Troy batted just 2-for-16 against the freshman, as Waldrop worked quickly and forced several outs early in the count.

FSU made a strong attempt to rally in the sixth inning. With two outs and Briana Hamilton on second base following an infield single and a fielder's choice, Kirstin Austin laced a full-count pitch into left center. Austin then induced a rundown to try and help Hamilton score, but Troy shortstop Bailey Blake threw her out at home plate in what was a very close play to end the inning.

Erika Leonard recorded a three-run home run with two outs in the second inning to put FSU on top early. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native hammered a 2-2 inside pitch the opposite way over the right field wall for her fourth home run of the season. Courtney Senas led off the second inning by hitting a single to centerfield, and ended up scoring along with Austin on Leonard's three-run blast.

What looked to be a comfortable early lead withered away quickly as Troy accumulated four runs on five hits with the benefit of one FSU throwing error in the bottom of the second. Sarah Shields' RBI double to left center put Troy on the scoreboard, and a second run scored on Jaycee Affeldt's sacrifice bunt that was overthrown to first base, making it 3-2. Kelly Luquette later recorded an RBI single to right field, and Nikki Hollett capped the scoring with a single to left center on an 0-2 pitch.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  6
Courtney Senas          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  1  0   0  0  0 11  1
Erika Leonard           C         3  1  1   3  0  1  5  1
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Nori            P                            0  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  3  5   3  0  1 18 13
Opp                              24  4  7   3  0  6 21 10

E - FSU-Jessica Nori (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Erika Leonard (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori         L (3-2)    1.1  5  4  3  0  1
Lacey Waldrop                   4.2  2  0  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  4  3  0  6
Opp                  W          7.0  5  3  3  0  1


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FLORIDA STATE
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
3
5
1
TROY
0
4
0
0
0
0
x
4
7
0

FLORIDA STATE 12, BOSTON COLLEGE 4
04/21/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Softball Takes Game One Against Eagles; Game Two Suspended No. 22 Florida State notches 12-4 win in five innings in game one over Boston College; Game two to finish up Sunday at 10 a.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 22nd-ranked Florida State University softball team used seven runs with two outs in the fifth inning to earn a 12-4 mercy-rule win over Boston College on Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field. Game two has been suspended through four innings and will resume on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with one out and no runners on in the top of the fifth of a scoreless game.

The Seminoles (40-11, 13-3) used 10 base-hits in 24 at-bats to power their way past the Eagles (20-20, 2-11) in game one. Redshirt freshman shortstop Maddie O'Brien finished 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored to lead an offensive group that produced 11 RBIs and drew seven walks in the contest.

FSU's 11 RBIs as a team tie its season high recorded against UC Santa Barbara on March 4. O'Brien's four runs driven in marked the third time this season she has recorded four or more RBIs in a game.

"It was great to have Maddie back for a game after missing some time with her injury," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She really looked comfortable out there with her swing and gave us a big boost in the No. 3 spot. Our hitters did a great job backing our pitching and hopefully we can finish up strong on Sunday in games two and three."

Briana Hamilton finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs, which included a walk-off two-run home run. Junior Tiffani Brown stretched her hitting streak in conference games to 14 with a 2-for-4 effort, and Kelly Hensley also finished with two hits while adding an RBI. Courtney Senas recorded her fifth multiple-RBI game of the season, driving in two runs.

FSU's 12 runs scored are its second-most this season. The Seminoles now own 40 victories this season to reach the plateau for the 29th time in program history dating back to 1978.

Redshirt junior Monica Perry (19-5) earned the win after allowing three earned runs on five hits in a complete-game five-inning contest. The complete game is Perry's 11th of the season. Boston College's Nicole D'Argento (9-11) took the loss after allowing 12 runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings.

Boston College got off to a good start in the first inning when they crossed the plate twice to take an early lead. With two outs and runners on second and third base, Ali Lynette-Krech took a 1-2 pitch the opposite way to right field for a two-RBI single to put B.C. on the scoreboard right away.

FSU put up three runs in the bottom of the first inning. O'Brien made her first appearance back in the lineup after missing the previous seven games with concussion-like symptoms, and wasted no time getting back in the swing of things with an RBI double to centerfield. Following a Hamilton walk, Hamilton induced a rundown between first and second base and a fielding error allowed O'Brien to cross home to tie the game. Senas then drove home Hamilton on an RBI single.

Hamilton's bases-loaded single in the second inning extended FSU's lead to 4-2, and Senas added a walk to bring in Shayla Jackson and give FSU a 5-2 advantage.

The Eagles hung around with two runs in the top of the fourth inning. With one out and runners on second and third base, CJ Chirichigno's sacrifice bunt scored Alana DiMaso. D'Argento then recorded a big RBI single through the left side with two strikes to make it 5-4.

A seven-run flurry in the bottom of the fifth ended game one in mercy-rule fashion. FSU scored all seven runs with two outs, with Celeste Gomez starting the onslaught with a double to centerfield. After Erika Leonard walked, Hensley recorded an RBI single through the right side. Two batters later, Jackson drew a bases-loaded walk to give FSU a 7-4 lead.

From there, two extra base hits ended the contest. O'Brien drove a first-pitch offering to right center for a three-run double. Hamilton then ended the game on a two-run home run to left field, her 10th of the season to tie for fifth place on the FSU single-season list with former players Brandi Stuart (2002), Tiffany Daniel (1987) and Ashley Stager (2011).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  2   0  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  3  0   1  2  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  2  2   4  1  0  2  2
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  2  2   3  1  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   2  1  1  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Amber Bryant            DP        2  1  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         1  1  0   0  2  1  2  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  1  2   1  0  1  5  0
Monica Perry            P                            2  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 12 10  11  7  5 15  6
Opp                              19  4  5   4  1  1 14  5

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien 2 (10), Celeste Gomez (1)
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (10)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (19-5)   5.0  5  4  3  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  5  4  3  1  1
Opp                  L          4.2 10 12 12  7  5


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BOSTON COLLEGE
2
0
0
2
0
4
5
1
FLORIDA STATE
3
2
0
0
7
12
10
0

FLORIDA STATE 2, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
04/22/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL, First four innings played on 4/21/2012

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Helps Send Off Seniors with Wins.

Freshman pitcher picks up two victories on Sunday to give seniors Shayla Jackson and Mallory Borden a proper ending in what could be their final home games at FSU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With senior weekend being the big promotion, it was freshman pitcher Lacey Waldrop who guided the No. 22 Florida State University softball team to two wins on Sunday afternoon as FSU defeated Boston College in game two, 2-0, and won game three, 5-0.

The victories on Sunday against the Eagles (20-22, 2-13) gave FSU a three-game sweep, a fitting end for what could be the final home games played by seniors Shayla Jackson and Mallory Borden. Waldrop, who hails from Chester, Va., continued to pitch in the first game of the day after it was suspended through four innings on Saturday. Altogether, she went 2-0 on Sunday with two complete games, two shutouts, and allowed just six hits in 14 innings pitched. The freshman also struck out 15 and held B.C. to just a .122 batting average in her two games pitched.

Waldrop finishes the week with a 3-0 record in four appearances with a 0.89 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched.

"Today could be the final time Shayla Jackson and Mallory Borden play in front of the home crowd, and we're thrilled to send them off with two very special wins today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Both players have been such a huge part of our program and have carried themselves the right way in everything they do. We're hoping to keep our momentum going and have a strong finish so we can create some more special memories for Mal and Shay."

It wasn't just FSU's continued success in the circle that ignited its third ACC sweep of the season. Several Seminoles (42-11, 15-3) stepped up with strong individual performances, including redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien. The Palm Harbor, Fla., native finished 2-for-4 in the final two games of the series with two home runs, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Briana Hamilton was also a part of FSU's hitting attack, going 2-for-5 on the day with one home run, one double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Jackson, who sits in the Top 10 career list in base hits and doubles at FSU, finished 2-for-6 with an RBI. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native remains above .300 for the fourth consecutive season, batting .305 with five triples and 17 RBIs this season. Known for her consistent contact at the plate, Jackson has only struck out 11 times in 185 plate appearances in her final year.

Heading into the first game of the day at 10 a.m., FSU and B.C. were locked into a scoreless game through 4 innings. Sophomore Celeste Gomez essentially came through with the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the fifth when she laced a two-out single to left field on an 0-1 pitch to drive in Hamilton. O'Brien then delivered a solo home run to right field in the sixth inning to extend FSU's lead to 2-0.

In the series finale, Hamilton notched her 11th home run of the season in the first inning. The Woodruff, S.C., native belted a two-run blast to right field on a 2-1 pitch to give FSU a quick 2-0 lead. The home run put Hamilton into a tie for third place on the school's single-season list, matching Veronica Wootson (2007) and Kaleigh Rafter (2009).

In the bottom of the fourth, Jackson fittingly came through with an important run-scoring hit as she hit an RBI single to left field to bring home Tiffani Brown, making it 3-0. Jackson then started a rundown between first and second base that allowed Kirstin Austin to score.

O'Brien put the finishing touches on the second win of the day when she led off the fifth inning with a long home run to right field. O'Brien now has seven home runs and a team-leading 39 RBIs this season despite missing seven games with concussion-like symptoms.

The final victory ended a successful week for the Seminoles that also includes a win over Georgia Tech as well as No. 23 LSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  2
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          SS-CF     3  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  1  0 12  0
Erika Leonard           C         1  0  0   0  1  0  6  2
Morgan Bullock          CF        1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Maddie O'Brien        SS        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  2  6   2  6  0 21 11
Opp                              24  0  2   0  0  9 18  6

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (6)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (6)
HBP - FSU-Erika Leonard (4)
SH - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Erika Hoffner (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (17-3)   7.0  2  0  0  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  0  9
Opp                  L          6.0  6  2  2  6  0


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BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
1
x
2
6
0

FLORIDA STATE 5, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
04/22/2012, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Helps Send Off Seniors with Wins.

Freshman pitcher picks up two victories on Sunday to give seniors Shayla Jackson and Mallory Borden a proper ending in what could be their final home games at FSU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With senior weekend being the big promotion, it was freshman pitcher Lacey Waldrop who guided the No. 22 Florida State University softball team to two wins on Sunday afternoon as FSU defeated Boston College in game two, 2-0, and won game three, 5-0.

The victories on Sunday against the Eagles (20-22, 2-13) gave FSU a three-game sweep, a fitting end for what could be the final home games played by seniors Shayla Jackson and Mallory Borden. Waldrop, who hails from Chester, Va., continued to pitch in the first game of the day after it was suspended through four innings on Saturday. Altogether, she went 2-0 on Sunday with two complete games, two shutouts, and allowed just six hits in 14 innings pitched. The freshman also struck out 15 and held B.C. to just a .122 batting average in her two games pitched.

Waldrop finishes the week with a 3-0 record in four appearances with a 0.89 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched.

"Today could be the final time Shayla Jackson and Mallory Borden play in front of the home crowd, and we're thrilled to send them off with two very special wins today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Both players have been such a huge part of our program and have carried themselves the right way in everything they do. We're hoping to keep our momentum going and have a strong finish so we can create some more special memories for Mal and Shay."

It wasn't just FSU's continued success in the circle that ignited its third ACC sweep of the season. Several Seminoles (42-11, 15-3) stepped up with strong individual performances, including redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien. The Palm Harbor, Fla., native finished 2-for-4 in the final two games of the series with two home runs, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Briana Hamilton was also a part of FSU's hitting attack, going 2-for-5 on the day with one home run, one double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Jackson, who sits in the Top 10 career list in base hits and doubles at FSU, finished 2-for-6 with an RBI. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native remains above .300 for the fourth consecutive season, batting .305 with five triples and 17 RBIs this season. Known for her consistent contact at the plate, Jackson has only struck out 11 times in 185 plate appearances in her final year.

Heading into the first game of the day at 10 a.m., FSU and B.C. were locked into a scoreless game through 4 innings. Sophomore Celeste Gomez essentially came through with the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the fifth when she laced a two-out single to left field on an 0-1 pitch to drive in Hamilton. O'Brien then delivered a solo home run to right field in the sixth inning to extend FSU's lead to 2-0.

In the series finale, Hamilton notched her 11th home run of the season in the first inning. The Woodruff, S.C., native belted a two-run blast to right field on a 2-1 pitch to give FSU a quick 2-0 lead. The home run put Hamilton into a tie for third place on the school's single-season list, matching Veronica Wootson (2007) and Kaleigh Rafter (2009).

In the bottom of the fourth, Jackson fittingly came through with an important run-scoring hit as she hit an RBI single to left field to bring home Tiffani Brown, making it 3-0. Jackson then started a rundown between first and second base that allowed Kirstin Austin to score.

O'Brien put the finishing touches on the second win of the day when she led off the fifth inning with a long home run to right field. O'Brien now has seven home runs and a team-leading 39 RBIs this season despite missing seven games with concussion-like symptoms.

The final victory ended a successful week for the Seminoles that also includes a win over Georgia Tech as well as No. 23 LSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  2  0   0  1  0  2  1
  Nicollette Levine     PH-DP     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   1  0  0  3  3
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   2  0  0  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP-2B     3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Erika Leonard           C         0  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
  Loren Smith           PR-C      2  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  5  5   4  4  4 21  6
Opp                              25  0  4   0  1  6 18  7

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (7), Briana Hamilton (11)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (38)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (18-3)   7.0  4  0  0  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  0  0  1  6
Opp                  L          6.0  5  5  3  4  4


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH FLORIDA 1
05/01/2012, JACKSONVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Ospreys.

19th-ranked Florida State improves to 44-11 this season in wins over Ospreys.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The 19th-ranked Florida State University softball team defeated North Florida on the road in a doubleheader at UNF Softball Park, winning 8-1 in game one and 5-0 in game two, on Tuesday evening.

The victories for FSU improve its overall record to 44-11, while moving up to 29-8 this season against non-conference competition. The Seminoles are now 7-0 this season versus Atlantic Sun opponents, and are also 9-2 this year against Florida-based opponents.

In game one, FSU amassed its ninth double-digit hit performance of the season with 12 base hits in 35 at-bats. Courtney Senas finished 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored, Senas' eighth multiple-hit game of the year and her fourth three-hit performance. Tiffani Brown also recorded her fourth multiple-RBI game of the year, and stole her 39th base of the season to place her on the school's Top 10 single-season list.

Starter Monica Perry (20-5) reached the 20-win mark in game one, throwing a complete game while allowing four hits and one run with none being earned. It was Perry's team-leading 12th complete game of the season as she also struck out six Ospreys.

After stranding a runner on second base in the top of the second, FSU left two runners in scoring position in the third inning. Celeste Gomez led off the frame with a walk, advanced to second base on a groundout by Brown with one out and then reached third base on Shayla Jackson's two-out single. Maddie O'Brien then stepped to the plate with two outs and hit a sharp grounder that was fielded cleanly by shortstop Kelly Dill for the final out of the inning.

Kirstin Austin's RBI single through the right side in the fourth inning sparked a four-run outburst. Austin's single scored Briana Hamilton from third base, and an errant relay throw home by right fielder Brittany Hendrix also allowed Senas to cross the plate to give FSU a 2-0 lead. Erika Leonard then laced a run-scoring double to the right center gap, and Brown ended the frame with an RBI triple to left center, her fourth of the season. The Seminoles' four runs were aided by three errors committed by the Ospreys.

FSU added a run in the sixth inning when Brown's fielder's choice to centerfield brought home Mallory Borden to make it 5-0. Brown recorded a genuine base hit to centerfield, but base runner Kelly Hensley was thrown out at second base on a close play to wipe away the single.

Senas recorded her second home run of the season in the seventh inning of game one, a solo shot to left field. Austin scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded and pinch hitter Morgan Bullock laced an RBI single to cap the scoring.

Pitcher Lacey Waldrop (19-3) had one of her most dominant performances of the season in game two, throwing six innings while surrendering just two hits with five strikeouts.

An RBI single to centerfield on a 2-2 pitch to Leonard put FSU ahead 1-0 in the first inning. Leonard's run-scoring hit brought home Senas, who led off the second inning with a walk.

UNF's seventh error of the day gave a run to FSU in the third inning. With one out, O'Brien's fielder's choice grounder to the pitcher resulted in a fielding error by UNF third baseman Alyson Bailey to bring home Brown and make it 2-0.

O'Brien's RBI double to left field drove home Jackson, followed by a hard RBI single to left field from Hamilton to give the Seminoles a 4-0 advantage. Senas added a run-scoring single to centerfield to pad FSU's lead to 5-0. Senas finished with another multiple-hit game in the second contest, going 2-for-3 with a triple.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
  Morgan Bullock        PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
  Nicollette Levine     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  2  3   1  0  0  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  2  1   1  0  1  1  1
Erika Leonard           DP        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Mallory Borden        PH-DP     2  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  1  1  7  0
  Lindsey Peppers       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  8  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            2  6
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 12   6  3  4 21 10
Opp                              24  1  4   1  1  6 21 14

E - Opp-6, FSU-Evelyn Morgado (3)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (8), Erika Leonard (8)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Celeste Gomez (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (39)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (20-5)   7.0  4  1  0  1  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  0  1  6
Opp                  L          7.0 12  8  3  3  4


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
4
0
1
3
8
12
1
NORTH FLORIDA
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
4
6

FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH FLORIDA 0
05/01/2012, JACKSONVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Ospreys.

19th-ranked Florida State improves to 44-11 this season in wins over Ospreys.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The 19th-ranked Florida State University softball team defeated North Florida on the road in a doubleheader at UNF Softball Park, winning 8-1 in game one and 5-0 in game two, on Tuesday evening.

The victories for FSU improve its overall record to 44-11, while moving up to 29-8 this season against non-conference competition. The Seminoles are now 7-0 this season versus Atlantic Sun opponents, and are also 9-2 this year against Florida-based opponents.

In game one, FSU amassed its ninth double-digit hit performance of the season with 12 base hits in 35 at-bats. Courtney Senas finished 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored, Senas' eighth multiple-hit game of the year and her fourth three-hit performance. Tiffani Brown also recorded her fourth multiple-RBI game of the year, and stole her 39th base of the season to place her on the school's Top 10 single-season list.

Starter Monica Perry (20-5) reached the 20-win mark in game one, throwing a complete game while allowing four hits and one run with none being earned. It was Perry's team-leading 12th complete game of the season as she also struck out six Ospreys.

After stranding a runner on second base in the top of the second, FSU left two runners in scoring position in the third inning. Celeste Gomez led off the frame with a walk, advanced to second base on a groundout by Brown with one out and then reached third base on Shayla Jackson's two-out single. Maddie O'Brien then stepped to the plate with two outs and hit a sharp grounder that was fielded cleanly by shortstop Kelly Dill for the final out of the inning.

Kirstin Austin's RBI single through the right side in the fourth inning sparked a four-run outburst. Austin's single scored Briana Hamilton from third base, and an errant relay throw home by right fielder Brittany Hendrix also allowed Senas to cross the plate to give FSU a 2-0 lead. Erika Leonard then laced a run-scoring double to the right center gap, and Brown ended the frame with an RBI triple to left center, her fourth of the season. The Seminoles' four runs were aided by three errors committed by the Ospreys.

FSU added a run in the sixth inning when Brown's fielder's choice to centerfield brought home Mallory Borden to make it 5-0. Brown recorded a genuine base hit to centerfield, but base runner Kelly Hensley was thrown out at second base on a close play to wipe away the single.

Senas recorded her second home run of the season in the seventh inning of game one, a solo shot to left field. Austin scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded and pinch hitter Morgan Bullock laced an RBI single to cap the scoring.

Pitcher Lacey Waldrop (19-3) had one of her most dominant performances of the season in game two, throwing six innings while surrendering just two hits with five strikeouts.

An RBI single to centerfield on a 2-2 pitch to Leonard put FSU ahead 1-0 in the first inning. Leonard's run-scoring hit brought home Senas, who led off the second inning with a walk.

UNF's seventh error of the day gave a run to FSU in the third inning. With one out, O'Brien's fielder's choice grounder to the pitcher resulted in a fielding error by UNF third baseman Alyson Bailey to bring home Brown and make it 2-0.

O'Brien's RBI double to left field drove home Jackson, followed by a hard RBI single to left field from Hamilton to give the Seminoles a 4-0 advantage. Senas added a run-scoring single to centerfield to pad FSU's lead to 5-0. Senas finished with another multiple-hit game in the second contest, going 2-for-3 with a triple.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  3
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  5
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Erika Leonard           C         3  0  1   1  1  1  4  2
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Loren Smith           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0 11  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Evelyn Morgado        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  8   4  6  4 21 15
Opp                              25  0  3   0  0  5 21  6

E - Opp-3, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (7)
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (11)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (40), Courtney Senas (19), Loren Smith (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (19-3)   6.0  2  0  0  0  5
Jessica Nori                    1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  0  5
Opp                  L          7.0  8  5  3  6  4


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

FLORIDA STATE 4, MARYLAND 3
05/05/2012, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Inch Closer To ACC Number One Seed.

Despite a split with the Terrapins, FSU softball is one win away from the regular season crown.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The 19th-ranked Florida State softball team (45-12, 16-4) split a Saturday doubleheader with the Maryland Terrapins and will look to capture the rubber game Sunday when the Seminoles close out the regular season. FSU can clinch the top seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament with a victory Sunday or a loss by the North Carolina Tar Heels who split a doubleheader with Boston College Saturday.

Florida State took game one of the twin bill 4-3 thanks to a late rally. Trailing 3-2 going into the sixth inning, FSU tied the game and then scored the eventual winning run by virtue of just one hit. The Seminoles sent eight batters to the plate but did all of the damage with one out in the inning thanks to a Tiffani Brown RBI and a Shayla Jackson bases loaded walk putting the Seminoles in front for good. That was all reliever Jessica Nori would need as the sophomore pitcher retired the final six Maryland batters in order in the sixth and seventh to seal the win and improve her record to 4-2.

In game two, Maryland pitcher Kendra Wright improved her record to 26-11 by limiting Florida State to just two hits in a 4-1 Terps victory. The teams were tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the second but Maryland went up 3-1 and then tacked on another run in the fifth to secure the Saturday split. FSU freshman ace Lacey Waldrop allowed just two earned runs in six innings of work but was saddled with just her fourth loss of the season putting her record at 19-4.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  1  2   2  1  0  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  0  0   1  2  1  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           DP        1  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Loren Smith           PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  0   0  0  2  4  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        1  1  0   0  1  0 11  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  2  1
  Morgan Bullock        PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  3
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  5   4  6  9 21 11
Opp                              25  3 10   3  1  3 21  5

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Shayla Jackson (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SH - Opp-5
SF - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (5), Briana Hamilton (2), Courtney Senas (4)
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Tiffani Brown (41)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    3.2  7  3  3  1  1
Jessica Nori         W (4-2)    3.1  3  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 10  3  3  1  3
Opp                  L          7.0  5  4  3  6  9


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FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
0
0
2
0
4
5
0
MARYLAND
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
3
10
1

MARYLAND 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/05/2012, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Inch Closer To ACC Number One Seed.

Despite a split with the Terrapins, FSU softball is one win away from the regular season crown.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The 19th-ranked Florida State softball team (45-12, 16-4) split a Saturday doubleheader with the Maryland Terrapins and will look to capture the rubber game Sunday when the Seminoles close out the regular season. FSU can clinch the top seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament with a victory Sunday or a loss by the North Carolina Tar Heels who split a doubleheader with Boston College Saturday.

Florida State took game one of the twin bill 4-3 thanks to a late rally. Trailing 3-2 going into the sixth inning, FSU tied the game and then scored the eventual winning run by virtue of just one hit. The Seminoles sent eight batters to the plate but did all of the damage with one out in the inning thanks to a Tiffani Brown RBI and a Shayla Jackson bases loaded walk putting the Seminoles in front for good. That was all reliever Jessica Nori would need as the sophomore pitcher retired the final six Maryland batters in order in the sixth and seventh to seal the win and improve her record to 4-2.

In game two, Maryland pitcher Kendra Wright improved her record to 26-11 by limiting Florida State to just two hits in a 4-1 Terps victory. The teams were tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the second but Maryland went up 3-1 and then tacked on another run in the fifth to secure the Saturday split. FSU freshman ace Lacey Waldrop allowed just two earned runs in six innings of work but was saddled with just her fourth loss of the season putting her record at 19-4.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  3
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  4
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   0  1  0  9  2
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  1  2  1  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  1  2   1  5  3 18 15
Opp                              21  4  9   4  4  2 21 10

E - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (8), Kelly Hensley (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (9)
SH - Opp-4
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

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


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

MARYLAND 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/06/2012, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall to Maryland in 10 Innings.

No. 19 FSU softball drops to No. 2 seed in ACC Tournament; will face N.C. State in first round on Thursday.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Playing with a 3-1 lead with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, the No. 19 Florida State University softball team could not close the game as it fell at Maryland by a 4-3 score in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon in the last regular-season game at Taylor Stadium.

With the loss, the Seminoles (45-13, 16-5) relinquished their chance at their first regular-season ACC title since 2004, moving down to the No. 2 seed as North Carolina earned the top seed with its win over Boston College combined with FSU's loss. The Seminoles open up next week's ACC Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., by playing seventh-seeded N.C. State at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.

FSU's final loss of the regular season was its first of the season when leading after six innings, showing a 35-1 record in the late-game situation. Sunday's game also marked the first ACC series loss of the season for the Seminoles, going down in two of three games against the Terrapins (34-19, 10-8).

Leading 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh, FSU starter Monica Perry began the frame strong by forcing a lineout by Amanda McCann and a strikeout by Kelly Trimble. However, Melissa Mancuso was hit by a pitch and Kathy McLaughlin singled down the left field line to set up Vangie Galindo's game-tying two-run double to left center.

The Seminoles had a prime chance to score in the top of the ninth when they loaded the bases on a walk from Briana Hamilton with two outs. Courtney Senas followed with a flyout to right center to end the threat for FSU, which stranded 12 runners in scoring position versus starter Kendra Knight (27-11). Knight earned the win after throwing all 10 innings and allowing three runs with nine strikeouts and eight walks.

Maryland won the game in the bottom of the 10th with the bases loaded and one out, as Sara Acosta hit a ball that was dropped in centerfield for the walk-off run. Despite not allowing an earned run, Jessica Nori (4-3) took the loss in the final 2.2 innings pitched. Perry allowed three runs and struck out five in 6.2 innings.

The Seminoles scored their lone runs in the third and sixth innings. Shayla Jackson's sacrifice fly to left field brought in Kelly Hensley for the first run, and Hamilton began the scoring in the sixth by crossing the plate on an error by catcher Shannon Bustillos. The other run was provided by Celeste Gomez's RBI single. Gomez finished 2-for-4 while FSU was only able to record four hits in 36 at bats against Knight. FSU's 45 wins by the end of the regular season are its most in a single season since 2004 when it finished 62-12 and reached the Women's College World Series.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        5  0  1   0  0  0  4  4
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   1  1  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        5  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  0   0  1  3  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        5  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           DP        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Loren Smith           PR-DP     1  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  2   1  1  2  6  1
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        4  1  0   0  1  1 12  1
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
  Kirstin Austin        PH        1  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  2
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  3  4   2  8  9 28 13
Opp                              36  4 10   4  2  6 30 11

E - Opp-3, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (9), Briana Hamilton (13), Courtney Senas (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Erika Leonard (9)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Shayla Jackson (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (42), Briana Hamilton (4), Erika Hoffner (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    6.2  8  3  3  1  5
Jessica Nori         L (4-3)    2.2  2  1  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.1 10  4  3  2  6
Opp                  W         10.0  4  3  0  8  9


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
05/10/2012, ACC, Chapel Hill, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Softball Takes Step One On The Road To The Repeat.

Perry is masterful in the circle and O'Brien provides the punch as FSU downs NC State 6-2.

Chapel Hill, NC - Last year the Seminole softball team captured the ACC crown as the underdog. This year the Seminoles are the No. 2 seed and ranked 19th in the nation, either way the goal is the same and that is to bring home the championship. FSU (46-13) took the first step towards that goal with a convincing 6-2 win over NC State (23-31) in the opening round of the 2012 ACC Softball Championship.

Florida State set an ACC Tournament record by drawing 13 walks and used a five-run first inning to advance to the semifinals versus Georgia Tech Friday at 1:00 p.m. Redshirt junior Monica Perry (21-5) was nearly perfect in the circle and redshirt freshman Maddie O'Brien drove the offense with three RBI.p "It's nice to get a win and jump out in the first inning and score some runs," said head coach Lonnie Alameda. "It's one of those games you'd like to finish off early but NC State hung around and it went seven. We got the jitters out and I think we are ready to roll."

Perry got the start for the Seminoles in the circle and went five innings allowing just two hits. The Whitesburg, GA native struck out three and issued just one walk. Perry extended her scoreless innings streak versus the Wolfpack to 16 innings this year as she allowed just five hits and struck out 10 versus NC State in 2012.

"NC State is a very solid team. I just thought I was hitting my spots well today," said Perry. "The defense really did a great job behind me. They turned a big double play and I felt I got a little bit lucky there. That makes it easier on me.

"Getting a big lead like our offense provided today takes a lot of pressure off the pitching staff. After you get a five-run lead I feel like I can just go out there and pitch my game and not worry about throwing a bad pitch that might tie the game or give up the lead. It helped me to go out there and hit my spots knowing if something does drop in that's alright because we still have a lead."

The Seminoles recorded just six hits but one was a two-run blast in the first from O'Brien. The Palm Harbor, FL native drove in three runs in the game and hit .444 with seven RBI this season against the Wolfpack.

"There isn't anything different about playing NC State that has allowed me to have success," said O'Brien. "It is just about looking for your pitch and when you get that pitch driving it. We have to continue to step it up. It wasn't our best game offensively. If we want to win this whole thing we have to step it up when we have opportunities."

Florida State got off to a good start in the first thanks to NC State walks and the long ball. Two Wolfpack pitchers combined to walk five batters and give up a two-run homer and a two-run double to dig themselves an early hole. When all was said and done the Seminoles put up five runs on three hits in the bottom of the inning with two coming on O'Brien's home run.

"Shayla (Jackson) did a good job getting things started in the first by getting on base," said O'Brien. "I was just trying to move her around or drive her in with a single or double. I was just trying to make contact. I got that outside pitch I was looking for and I just hit it hard."

Despite piling up the walks, the Seminoles were unable to add to their lead until the bottom of the fifth. O'Brien picked up her third RBI of the game when she drew a bases loaded walk to push the Seminoles sixth run across the plate.

"We had two other innings where we loaded the bases and we left 12 runners on base so we need to do a better job of capitalizing on those situations to win this tournament," said Alameda. "When you play good teams you have to take advantage of those situations."

Waldrop and Jessica Nori locked down the victory for FSU with Nori picking up her fourth save. Nori came into the game with a 0.54 ERA in 16 relief appearances and needed just two pitches to record the final out of the game after NC State brought the tying run to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh.

"I thought Monica did a good job of mixing speeds today and it was nice to see Lacy (Waldrop) come in and do some things and then Jessica closed it out when they had the ACC Freshman of the Year (Renada Davis) at the plate," said Alameda.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  1  0   0  2  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   3  2  0  0  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  0   0  2  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  1
Erika Leonard           DH-C      2  1  0   0  2  1  5  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C-DH      4  0  2   2  0  1  5  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        1  0  1   0  2  0  6  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  1  0   1  2  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  6  6   6 13  2 21  6
Opp                              26  2  4   0  3  7 18 12

E - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (10), Briana Hamilton (14)
2B - FSU-Celeste Gomez (2)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Erika Hoffner (3)
CS - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (21-5)   5.0  2  0  0  1  3
Lacey Waldrop                   1.2  2  2  0  2  4
Jessica Nori         Sv(3)      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  0  3  7
Opp                  L          6.0  6  6  6 13  2


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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2
2
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FLORIDA STATE
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x
6
6
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GEORGIA TECH 9, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/11/2012, ACC, Chapel Hill, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall To Jackets In ACC Semifinals.

Florida State unable to put together enough offense versus third-seeded Georgia Tech.

Chapel Hill, NC - Florida State's streak of three straight ACC Championship game appearances and the team's hopes of back-to-back ACC titles came to an end Friday with a 9-1 loss to Georgia Tech (35-21). Florida State (46-14) was unable to breakthrough against Yellow Jacket starter Hope Rush (24-12) who had a no-hitter through 5.2 and the Yellow Jackets carried a shutout into the bottom of the seventh.

"I think we are playing a little bit emotional right now and we have to figure out how to get out of that," said FSU Head Coach Lonnie Alameda. "It is not something you want to be doing this time of year. These are all good learning lessons for us."

Rush allowed just three base runners as she carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Maddie O'Brien ended the hitless streak. The Georgia Tech pitcher struck out three Seminoles and issued three walks in her six innings of work. In her two previous outings against FSU, Rush had walked 11 batters in 13 innings and allowed eight runs, five of which were earned.

"As a pitcher it is always nice to pitch with a lead," said Alameda. "You can get really comfortable going at people. Hope (Rush) does a good job of pitching in general but when she gets some run support behind her it is a little tougher to beat her. She did a good job of mixing speeds today. She came right at us and we couldn't make our adjustments."

O'Brien was the only Seminole to record a hit on the day as the shortstop continued to see the ball well at the plate in her two games at the ACC Softball Championships. The redshirt freshman went 2-for-5 with three RBI, a homer and two walks in the two games.

After getting out to a 5-0 lead yesterday in a win, the Seminoles fell behind early on Friday. In the second inning Georgia Tech capitalized on a throwing error to plate the first run of the game. The Jackets added two more runs on a single to center. Florida State closed out the second but not before a fourth run came across on a single to center.

In the fifth inning Georgia Tech extended its lead on a deep homer to center field off the bat of Kate Kuzma. It was just the second homer allowed by pitcher Jessica Nori in relief in nearly 30 innings of work. Tech added to the lead in the seventh following a lead-off double, wild pitch and a single. Another hit drove in the seventh run for Georgia Tech. The Seminoles finally got out of the seventh but not before allowing two more runs.

The Seminoles were able to avoid the shutout in the bottom of the seventh and put together a little bit of a threat. A couple of walks and a few long fly balls allowed the Seminoles to get on the board but FSU was unable to do any more damage.

"You have to look at the whole book of the season and not let this emotion overshadow what we did," said Alameda when asked about the team's postseason prospects. "It is a great season and they (the players) need to realize that. This is what we worked for and now we have to start fresh from here."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  4
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  0  0   0  2  0  1  4
Courtney Senas          CF        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Erika Leonard           DP        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  0   1  0  1 13  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Morgan Bullock        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  1  1   1  6  3 21 13
Opp                              33  9 11   8  3  2 21  7

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (15)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Kelly Hensley (3)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (19-5)   1.1  4  4  4  0  2
Jessica Nori                    4.2  4  2  2  1  0
Bailey Schinella                1.0  3  3  3  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 11  9  9  3  2
Opp                  W          7.0  1  1  1  6  3


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GEORGIA TECH
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4
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9
11
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FLORIDA STATE
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SAN DIEGO STATE 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/18/2012, NCAA, Los Angeles, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Perry's Gem Spoiled in Loss to San Diego State.

Redshirt junior pitcher from Florida State does not allow an earned run in No. 20 FSU's 1-0 loss to San Diego State in the first round of NCAA Regionals.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (seminoles.com) - Despite not allowing an earned run in a seven-inning gem, redshirt junior pitcher Monica Perry absorbed a tough loss as the 20th-ranked Florida State University softball team fell to San Diego State, 1-0, in the opening game of the NCAA Regionals hosted by UCLA on Friday evening.

Perry (21-6) completed what was essentially a shutout performance, throwing seven stellar innings and allowing five hits with five strikeouts while allowing just one unearned run. The Aztecs' (31-22) only run came in the second inning with two outs on an errant throw from third base on a routine grounder that would have ended the inning. Instead, the underthrown ball allowed Justeen Maeva to score what was the lone run of the ballgame.

The loss was Perry's third this season when not allowing an earned run, as she also took undeserving losses against Radford and at nationally-ranked Hawaii. Facing a potent offense that entered the game batting .296 and had six .300 or better batters, the Whitesburg, Ga., native showed excellent command of her pitches and got herself out of a couple small jams with pinpoint control.

For the season, Perry lowered her earned run average to 1.58 and increased her strikeout total to 193. She also has a team-leading 10 complete games and held the Aztecs to just a 5-for-24 mark on the day.

"We didn't get the bats going at the right time today. I thought Monica did a great job of keeping us in the ballgame," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "When we went back to the dugout every inning she gave us a chance to win. I thought Mony also did a good job of stopping their leadoff hitter (Hayley Miles). We had opportunities and we just couldn't capitalize today."

Opposing Perry in the circle was San Diego State ace Bailey Micetich (16-7), who held FSU to four hits and fanned seven in a complete-game effort. With a crafty delivery, Micetich kept FSU off-balanced and also made big pitches when FSU threatened to score.

FSU will now have to face the loser of No. 12-seeded UCLA and Hofstra on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. Should the Seminoles win that first contest, they would play in the succeeding game at approximately 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

FSU is now 1-2 all-time against San Diego State and 43-37 all-time in NCAA Regionals.

Junior third baseman Briana Hamilton was one of four Seminoles with at least one base hit, recording a bunt single in the second inning to extend her reached base streak to 12 games. Tiffani Brown, Morgan Bullock and Shayla Jackson also recorded singles for FSU.

The start of the second inning was a rough one for the Seminoles, as Maeva led off with a double down the left field line, then advanced to third base on a single by Patrice Jackson. Perry battled back and struck out Kristin May and induced an infield pop-up from Ashley Rose. The big play of the inning occurred in Katie Mathis' at-bat when she hit a lazy grounder to third base that was underthrown, resulting in a run scored for the Aztecs. On the same play, Jackson tried to score from second base but was thrown out by first baseman Kelly Hensley to end the inning.

An opportunity was missed in the bottom of the third inning by the Seminole offense. Bullock led off with a chopping infield single, then stole second base with no outs. Following a foul-out by Brown, Jackson advanced Bullock to third base on an infield single to put runners on the corners. Maddie O'Brien and Celeste Gomez then recorded back-to-back groundouts to take away the scoring threat.

Brown tried to keep FSU's inning alive in the fifth, hitting a single to left field with two outs. During Jackson's at-bat, Brown stole her 43rd base of the season to solely take over the eighth spot on the FSU single-season list. However, she was stranded in scoring position at second base when Jackson fouled out to left field.

FSU's last-gasp effort in the seventh inning ended when Micetich struck out the side.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  2
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  7  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Erika Leonard           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Kelly Hensley           1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  5  1
  Mallory Borden        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Amber Bryant          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  0  4   0  1  7 21  7
Opp                              24  1  5   0  1  5 21  7

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (16)
2B - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (43), Morgan Bullock (6)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (21-6)   7.0  5  1  0  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  1  0  1  5
Opp                  W          7.0  4  0  0  1  7


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SAN DIEGO STATE
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5
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 2, UCLA 1
05/19/2012, LOS ANGELES, CA, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Eliminate Nationally-Seeded UCLA.

Monica Perry delivers another strong performance for FSU; Seminoles to face San Diego State in elimination game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Behind another tremendous performance from pitcher Monica Perry, the Florida State University softball team kept its season alive by defeating No. 12 national seed UCLA, 2-1, on Saturday evening at Easton Stadium.

The Seminoles (47-15) will now face San Diego State in an NCAA Regional elimination game. The winner of tonight's game will have to defeat Hofstra twice on Sunday afternoon.

Perry (22-6) delivered a complete-game performance and let up just one run and six hits with six strikeouts. The biggest hit of the game for FSU came on Briana Hamilton's solo home run in the second inning, her 12th of the season, to give FSU a 2-0 advantage.

Head coach Lonni Alameda now owns 14 Top 25 victories since coming to FSU in 2009, as UCLA is ranked 14th in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  3
Shayla Jackson          RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        0  0  0   0  3  0  4  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
Kelly Hensley           1B        2  0  1   0  1  1  7  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  2  4   1  4  5 21  7
Opp                              28  1  6   1  0  6 18  7

E - FSU-Monica Perry (1), Maddie O'Brien (11)
2B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (12)
SH - FSU-Shayla Jackson (2)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (22-6)   7.0  6  1  1  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  1  0  6
Opp                  L          6.0  4  2  2  4  5


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UCLA
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FLORIDA STATE
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SAN DIEGO STATE 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/19/2012, NCAA, Los Angeles, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles End Season Against San Diego State.

Despite defeating No. 12 national seed UCLA earlier in the day, FSU softball falls in elimination game to San Diego State Saturday evening by 1-0 score.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Spectacular pitching throughout the UCLA Regionals this weekend just wasn't enough for the 20th-ranked Florida State University softball team as it fell once again to San Diego State by a 1-0 score to end a fulfilling 2012 season.

The Seminoles (47-16) came into the weekend boasting the nation's 11th-best earned run average, a mark that lowered even more thanks to some superb pitching by FSU ace Monica Perry. The Whitesburg, Ga., native was clicking on all cylinders this weekend, and gave FSU one of its biggest victories of the season earlier in the day when the Seminoles eliminated 11-time national champion UCLA by a 2-1 score in the Bruins' (36-20) ballpark.

In three games at the UCLA Regionals, FSU allowed just one earned run in 20 innings pitched, equaling an incredible 0.35 ERA. Perry allowed one earned run in 16.1 innings pitched while walking just two and striking out 11 in her three appearances.

In FSU's four nationally-ranked wins this season that include victories over UCLA, North Carolina twice and LSU, it was Perry who pitched in the circle. Perry (22-6) delivered a complete-game performance against UCLA and let up just one run and six hits with six strikeouts. The biggest hit of the game for FSU came on Briana Hamilton's solo home run in the second inning, her 12th of the season, to give FSU a 2-0 advantage.

Head coach Lonni Alameda now owns 14 Top 25 victories since coming to FSU in 2009, as UCLA is ranked 14th in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll.

Against San Diego State, FSU's pitching allowed just one base hit in 22 at-bats, as starter Lacey Waldrop, Jessica Nori (4-4) and Perry proved to be effective against another talented offense. The Aztecs' (32-23) lone run came on a fielding error by FSU that scored pinch runner Roshana Lavery in the fourth inning.

The Seminoles struck out a season high 14 times against San Diego State starter Bailey Micetich (17-7), who earned two wins over FSU this weekend and scattered five hits in Saturday evening's elimination game. Shayla Jackson ended her successful career in style, recording two singles while Maddie O'Brien, Courtney Senas and Briana Hamilton also produced a base hit. Senas' went extra bases with her second triple of the year.

"At the end of the game someone has to win and someone has to lose," head coach Lonni Alameda said of her team's season-ending loss. "We accomplished a lot of good things this season. I'm really proud of the way Monica pitched this weekend. In the end, things didn't go our way, but we'll take a little time off and already start preparing for next year."

Jackson finishes her career at FSU as the team's batting champion in her final year, hitting .304. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native went 4-for-8 in this weekend's NCAA Regionals, and finishes with a .324 career batting average.

In FSU's first game against the Bruins, an illegal pitch by UCLA starter Jessica Hall (19-14) created FSU's first run of the game, scoring Tiffani Brown from third base in the first inning. Brown led off the inning with a lining single to right center on a 2-2 pitch, then was pushed to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Jackson. After O'Brien walked and eventually advanced to third base on the illegal pitch, Senas battled in her at-bat but wound up flying out to right field.

O'Brien would finish the UCLA game with three walks.

Hamilton jumped all over a 1-1 fastball in the second inning for her 12th home run of the season, a solo shot to centerfield to make it 2-0. The round-tripper moved Hamilton into a tie for second place on the single-season home runs list at FSU, tying her with former player Yuruby Alicart.

In the fourth inning, Perry allowed a leadoff double to Andrea Harrison in what was UCLA's first base hit of the game. B.B. Bates followed with a groundout to the right side that advanced Harris to third base, but a subsequent ground ball to second base was hit too hard to bring home a run. Perry ended the inning by inducing a pop-out to Kellie Fox.

Perry showed her true mettle in the remaining three innings of play. In the fifth, Talee Snow recorded a double down the left field line with one out and a runner on first base to put two runners in scoring position. The next batter, Katie Schroeder, hit a shallow fly ball to Tiffani Brown in short right center in what became a sacrifice fly to make it 2-1. Perry then forced Stephany LaRosa into an inning-ending groundout to prevent further damage.

Drama ensued in the seventh after Perry forced a popout and a strikeout for the first two outs of the inning. Talee Snow's hard-fought at-bat resulted in a single through the right side. Schroeder then swung at the first pitch and hit an in-between infield hit that put runners on first base and third base with two outs. Finally, LaRosa grounded out to Maddie O'Brien at shortstop to end an exciting ballgame.

FSU's 47-16 overall record marks the most wins by a Seminole softball squad since the 2004 season, highlighting another successful season. The season-ending loss also marks the final games for FSU seniors Shayla Jackson, Mallory Borden and Amber Bryant.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Shayla Jackson          RF        3  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
Mallory Borden          DP        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   0  0  2  2  4
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  6  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Leonard         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            1  0
  Monica Perry          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  0  5   0  0 14 18  7
Opp                              22  1  1   0  3  3 21  4

E - FSU-Jessica Nori (3), Briana Hamilton 2 (18)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Briana Hamilton (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   2.1  1  0  0  2  2
Jessica Nori         L (4-4)    1.1  0  1  0  0  1
Monica Perry                    2.1  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  1  1  0  3  3
Opp                  W          7.0  5  0  0  0 14


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
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SAN DIEGO STATE
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0
0
1
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x
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1
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