Florida State Women's Softball - 2013 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Softball - 2013 Year In Review

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

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2013 Softball


2013 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Courtney Adams, OF, Crestview

Kaitlin Allen, 2B, Tulsa, OK

Jessica Burroughs, P, Warner Robins, GA

Tawanna Charlton, OF, Havana

Macey Cheatham, C, Wellington

Victoria East, IF, Pensacola

Stephanie Hartness, OF, Niceville

Alex Kossoff, OF, Redondo Beach, CA

Savannah McCormack, IF, Saint Johns

Alex Powers, UT, Melbourne

Emily Smethurst, P, Melbourne, Australia


2013 Roster - By Name

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  9 Courtney Adams        OF      L-R  Fr        Crestview (Niceville)
* 48 Kaitlin Allen         2B      R-R  Fr        Tulsa, OK (Jenks)
* 33 Kirstin Austin        OF      L-R  Sr   **   Temple Terrace (King/Florida Atlantic)
   6 Tiffani Brown         IF      L-R  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Godby)
* 21 Morgan Bullock        OF-P    L-R  Sr   ***  Dacula, GA (Mill Creek)
  16 Jessica Burroughs     P       R-R  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Houston County)
   2 Tawanna Charlton      OF      L-R  Jr        Havana (East Gadsden)
* 25 Macey Cheatham        C       R-R  Fr        Wellington (Wellington)
* 18 Victoria East         IF      R-R  Fr        Pensacola (Escambia)
* 00 Celeste Gomez         C       R-R  Sr   **   Lake City (Columbia)
  24 Briana Hamilton       IF      R-R  Sr   **   Woodruff, SC (Byrnes/South Carolina)
   3 Stephanie Hartness    OF      L-R  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
* 23 Kelly Hensley         OF      R-R  Jr   **   Niceville (Niceville)
* 28 Erika Hoffner         UT      L-R  So   *    Alpharetta, GA
*  5 Alex Kossoff          OF      L-R  Fr        Redondo Beach, CA (South Torrance)
  15 Erika Leonard         C       R-R  So   *    Cincinnati, OH (Mother of Mercy)
  37 Savannah McCormack    IF      R-R  Fr        Saint Johns (Bartram Trail)
* 26 Jessica Nori          P       R-R  Jr-R **   Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
*  7 Maddie O'Brien        IF      L-R  So-R *    Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
  10 Lindsey Peppers       OF      R-R  So   *    Tallahassee (Maclay)
* 55 Monica Perry          P       R-R  Sr-R *    Whitesburg, GA (Union Grove/Illinois)
  11 Alex Powers           UT      L-R  Fr        Melbourne (Eau Gallie)
* 27 Bailey Schinella      P       R-R  So   *    Valrico (Newsome)
*  8 Courtney Senas        OF      R-R  Jr   **   Wahiawa, HI (Mililani)
  22 Emily Smethurst       P       R-R  Jr        Melbourne, Australia (Wesley College/Tallahassee CC)
* 13 Lacey Waldrop         P       R-R  So   *    Chester, VA (Thomas Dale)

2013 Roster - By Number

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   2 Tawanna Charlton      OF      L-R  Jr        Havana (East Gadsden)
   3 Stephanie Hartness    OF      L-R  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
*  5 Alex Kossoff          OF      L-R  Fr        Redondo Beach, CA (South Torrance)
   6 Tiffani Brown         IF      L-R  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Godby)
*  7 Maddie O'Brien        IF      L-R  So-R *    Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
*  8 Courtney Senas        OF      R-R  Jr   **   Wahiawa, HI (Mililani)
*  9 Courtney Adams        OF      L-R  Fr        Crestview (Niceville)
* 00 Celeste Gomez         C       R-R  Sr   **   Lake City (Columbia)
  10 Lindsey Peppers       OF      R-R  So   *    Tallahassee (Maclay)
  11 Alex Powers           UT      L-R  Fr        Melbourne (Eau Gallie)
* 13 Lacey Waldrop         P       R-R  So   *    Chester, VA (Thomas Dale)
  15 Erika Leonard         C       R-R  So   *    Cincinnati, OH (Mother of Mercy)
  16 Jessica Burroughs     P       R-R  Fr        Warner Robins, GA (Houston County)
* 18 Victoria East         IF      R-R  Fr        Pensacola (Escambia)
* 21 Morgan Bullock        OF-P    L-R  Sr   ***  Dacula, GA (Mill Creek)
  22 Emily Smethurst       P       R-R  Jr        Melbourne, Australia (Wesley College/Tallahassee CC)
* 23 Kelly Hensley         OF      R-R  Jr   **   Niceville (Niceville)
  24 Briana Hamilton       IF      R-R  Sr   **   Woodruff, SC (Byrnes/South Carolina)
* 25 Macey Cheatham        C       R-R  Fr        Wellington (Wellington)
* 26 Jessica Nori          P       R-R  Jr-R **   Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 27 Bailey Schinella      P       R-R  So   *    Valrico (Newsome)
* 28 Erika Hoffner         UT      L-R  So   *    Alpharetta, GA
* 33 Kirstin Austin        OF      L-R  Sr   **   Temple Terrace (King/Florida Atlantic)
  37 Savannah McCormack    IF      R-R  Fr        Saint Johns (Bartram Trail)
* 48 Kaitlin Allen         2B      R-R  Fr        Tulsa, OK (Jenks)
* 55 Monica Perry          P       R-R  Sr-R *    Whitesburg, GA (Union Grove/Illinois)

2013 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lacey Waldrop            National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  1

2013 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/08
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M
Panhandle Invitational
W 4-0
02/09
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
Panhandle Invitational
W 3-1
02/10
Ref
H
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Panhandle Invitational
W 20-0
02/10
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
Panhandle Invitational
W 8-0
02/15
Ref
H
TULSA
Unconquered Invitational
L 2-3
02/15
Ref
H
ARKANSAS
Unconquered Invitational
W 9-1
02/16
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
Unconquered Invitational
W 9-1
02/16
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
Unconquered Invitational
W 4-0
02/17
Ref
H
TULSA
Unconquered Invitational
L 1-4
02/20
Ref
A
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 10-3
02/22
Ref
N
LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN
Cathedral City Classic, Palm SPring, Ca
W 15-1
02/22
Ref
N
WASHINGTON
Cathedral City Classic, Palm SPrings, Ca
L 0-2
02/23
Ref
N
OKLAHOMA
Cathedral City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca
L 0-6
02/24
Ref
N
NEBRASKA
Cathedral City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca
L 0-2
02/24
Ref
N
STANFORD
Cathedral City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca
L 1-3
02/28
Ref
H
TROY W 12-6
03/01
Ref
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Renegade Classic
L 1-2
03/01
Ref
H
TROY
Renegade Classic
L 3-6
03/02
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
Renegade Classic
W 8-7
03/02
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
Renegade Classic
W 3-0
03/03
Ref
H
TROY
Renegade Classic
W 8-0
03/05
Ref
H
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE W 8-0
03/09
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 4-0
03/09
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 11-1
03/10
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 2-0
03/12
Ref
H
FL INTERNATIONAL W 11-2
03/12
Ref
H
FL INTERNATIONAL W 7-4
03/13
Ref
H
TENNESSEE STATE W 8-0
03/15
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
Sunshine Classic
L 2-3
03/16
Ref
H
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Sunshine Classic
W 4-0
03/17
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
Sunshine Classic
W 4-3
03/17
Ref
H
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Sunshine Classic
W 12-3
03/19
Ref
A
AUBURN W 6-3
03/23
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA L 4-5
03/24
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 9-1
03/24
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA W 3-1
03/27
Ref
A
FLORIDA L 3-7
03/30
Ref
A
MARYLAND L 4-5
03/30
Ref
A
MARYLAND W 13-1
03/31
Ref
A
MARYLAND W 14-9
04/03
Ref
H
LOUISIANA STATE L 4-5
04/06
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 10-0
04/06
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 4-0
04/07
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE W 7-3
04/10
Ref
A
SOUTH ALABAMA L 0-4
04/14
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 3-2
04/14
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 10-2
04/15
Ref
H
VIRGINIA W 2-0
04/17
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 0-8
04/20
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 4-2
04/20
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 11-0
04/21
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH W 4-3
04/27
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 4-1
04/27
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 8-0
05/09
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
ACC
W 6-0
05/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC
W 3-0
05/11
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC Championship
L 0-1
05/17
Ref
N
MISSISSIPPI STATE
NCAA, Mobile, Al
W 5-2
05/18
Ref
A
SOUTH ALABAMA
NCAA
W 2-1
05/19
Ref
A
SOUTH ALABAMA
NCAA
L 0-3
05/19
Ref
A
SOUTH ALABAMA
NCAA Championship
W 7-6
05/25
Ref
A
TEXAS
NCAA Super Regional
L 2-3
05/26
Ref
A
TEXAS
NCAA Super Regional
L 0-4
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   44-19    28- 9    14- 6     2- 4


2013 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE        18- 2    44-17 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 13- 7    35-20-1
 3t NORTH CAROLINA       13- 8    40-21 
 3t MARYLAND             13- 8    31-26 
 5  GEORGIA TECH         10-10    25-30 
 6  VIRGINIA TECH         9-11    38-21 
 7  VIRGINIA              4-17    21-28 
 8  BOSTON COLLEGE        2-19    14-38 

2013 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Tallahassee, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/09/2013  (6)VIRGINIA TECH 8, (3)MARYLAND 5                   Round 1
05/09/2013  (2)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 7, (7)VIRGINIA 0            Round 1
05/09/2013  (1)FLORIDA STATE 6, (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 0             Round 1
05/09/2013  (4)NORTH CAROLINA 6, (5)GEORGIA TECH 2              Round 1
05/10/2013  (2)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3, (6)VIRGINIA TECH 1       Round 2
05/10/2013  (1)FLORIDA STATE 3, (4)NORTH CAROLINA 0             Round 2
05/11/2013  (2)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1, (1)FLORIDA STATE 0       Round 3

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/08/2013
FLORIDA A&M
Tiffani
Brown
Stephanie
Hartness
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
02/09/2013
NORTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Stephanie
Hartness
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
02/10/2013
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Tiffani
Brown
Stephanie
Hartness
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
02/10/2013
JACKSONVILLE
Tiffani
Brown
Stephanie
Hartness
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
02/15/2013
TULSA
Tiffani
Brown
Alex
Kossoff
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
02/15/2013
ARKANSAS
Tiffani
Brown
Morgan
Bullock
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
02/16/2013
HOFSTRA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
02/16/2013
HOFSTRA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
02/17/2013
TULSA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
02/20/2013
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
02/22/2013
LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
02/22/2013
WASHINGTON
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
02/23/2013
OKLAHOMA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
Kirstin
Austin
Maddie
O'Brien
02/24/2013
NEBRASKA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Alex
Kossoff
02/24/2013
STANFORD
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kaitlin
Allen
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
02/28/2013
TROY
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
Alex
Kossoff
Morgan
Bullock
03/01/2013
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Kirstin
Austin
Kaitlin
Allen
Morgan
Bullock
03/01/2013
TROY
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Kirstin
Austin
Monica
Perry
Morgan
Bullock
03/02/2013
APPALACHIAN STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Morgan
Bullock
03/02/2013
APPALACHIAN STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Monica
Perry
Alex
Kossoff
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
03/03/2013
TROY
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Monica
Perry
Alex
Kossoff
03/05/2013
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/09/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/09/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/10/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/12/2013
FL INTERNATIONAL
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Kaitlin
Allen
Macey
Cheatham
03/12/2013
FL INTERNATIONAL
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Kaitlin
Allen
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
03/13/2013
TENNESSEE STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Kaitlin
Allen
Alex
Kossoff
03/15/2013
MINNESOTA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/16/2013
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Kaitlin
Allen
Alex
Kossoff
03/17/2013
MINNESOTA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Celeste
Gomez
Kaitlin
Allen
Alex
Kossoff
03/17/2013
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/19/2013
AUBURN
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/23/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/24/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Kaitlin
Allen
03/24/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Kaitlin
Allen
03/27/2013
FLORIDA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/30/2013
MARYLAND
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Kaitlin
Allen
03/30/2013
MARYLAND
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Erika
Hoffner
03/31/2013
MARYLAND
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Maddie
O'Brien
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Erika
Hoffner
04/03/2013
LOUISIANA STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Erika
Hoffner
04/06/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Bailey
Schinella
Erika
Hoffner
04/06/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Erika
Hoffner
04/07/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Erika
Hoffner
04/10/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Erika
Hoffner
04/14/2013
VIRGINIA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Erika
Hoffner
04/14/2013
VIRGINIA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Erika
Hoffner
04/15/2013
VIRGINIA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Erika
Hoffner
04/17/2013
FLORIDA
Victoria
East
Morgan
Bullock
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
04/20/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Victoria
East
Morgan
Bullock
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
04/20/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Victoria
East
Morgan
Bullock
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
04/21/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Victoria
East
Morgan
Bullock
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
04/27/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
04/27/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
05/09/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
05/10/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
05/11/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
05/17/2013
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
05/18/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
05/19/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Victoria
East
Morgan
Bullock
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
05/19/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Morgan
Bullock
Celeste
Gomez
Kirstin
Austin
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Kossoff
Kaitlin
Allen
05/25/2013
TEXAS
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Maddie
O'Brien
Victoria
East
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Kossoff
05/26/2013
TEXAS
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Maddie
O'Brien
Victoria
East
Kirstin
Austin
Celeste
Gomez
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Kossoff

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/08/2013
FLORIDA A&M
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Stephanie
Hartness
02/09/2013
NORTH FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Stephanie
Hartness
02/10/2013
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Stephanie
Hartness
02/10/2013
JACKSONVILLE
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Stephanie
Hartness
02/15/2013
TULSA
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/15/2013
ARKANSAS
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
02/16/2013
HOFSTRA
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
02/16/2013
HOFSTRA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
02/17/2013
TULSA
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
02/20/2013
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
02/22/2013
LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
02/22/2013
WASHINGTON
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
02/23/2013
OKLAHOMA
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
02/24/2013
NEBRASKA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
02/24/2013
STANFORD
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Morgan
Bullock
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/28/2013
TROY
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/01/2013
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/01/2013
TROY
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/02/2013
APPALACHIAN STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/02/2013
APPALACHIAN STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/03/2013
TROY
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/05/2013
PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/09/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/09/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/10/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/12/2013
FL INTERNATIONAL
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/12/2013
FL INTERNATIONAL
Monica
Perry
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/13/2013
TENNESSEE STATE
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/15/2013
MINNESOTA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/16/2013
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/17/2013
MINNESOTA
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
03/17/2013
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/19/2013
AUBURN
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/23/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/24/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/24/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/27/2013
FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/30/2013
MARYLAND
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Morgan
Bullock
Kirstin
Austin
03/30/2013
MARYLAND
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
03/31/2013
MARYLAND
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/03/2013
LOUISIANA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/06/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/06/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/07/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Monica
Perry
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/10/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/14/2013
VIRGINIA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/14/2013
VIRGINIA
Monica
Perry
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/15/2013
VIRGINIA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Erika
Hoffner
04/17/2013
FLORIDA
Monica
Perry
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
04/20/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
04/20/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
04/21/2013
VIRGINIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
04/27/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
04/27/2013
GEORGIA TECH
Monica
Perry
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/09/2013
BOSTON COLLEGE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/10/2013
NORTH CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/11/2013
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/17/2013
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/18/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/19/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/19/2013
SOUTH ALABAMA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kaitlin
Allen
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/25/2013
TEXAS
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff
05/26/2013
TEXAS
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kirstin
Austin
Morgan
Bullock
Alex
Kossoff


2013 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT ============================================================================================================ Courtney Adams 1.000 21 0 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1 1 Tiffani Brown .486 11 11 37 13 18 0 2 0 4 22 .595 3 0 4 0 .525 0 1 4 4 Stephanie Hartness .462 4 4 13 5 6 2 0 0 8 8 .615 0 0 0 0 .429 1 0 1 1 Morgan Bullock .346 63 63 182 35 63 7 4 0 23 78 .429 11 1 23 0 .387 0 7 13 16 Courtney Senas .333 63 63 192 58 64 8 5 14 52 124 .646 27 0 20 0 .410 3 3 16 18 Kirstin Austin .333 58 56 162 27 54 9 1 4 26 77 .475 15 1 21 0 .391 1 2 6 9 Victoria East .320 63 63 206 50 66 16 2 5 33 101 .490 16 5 33 1 .378 3 0 13 16 Kelly Hensley .315 63 63 178 36 56 13 1 13 54 110 .618 33 5 28 2 .427 4 0 1 1 Briana Hamilton .278 15 15 36 10 10 0 1 3 8 21 .583 8 1 11 0 .422 0 0 4 4 Maddie O'Brien .271 62 62 166 31 45 10 3 10 47 91 .548 38 4 31 1 .414 2 0 1 1 Bailey Schinella .250 41 36 84 14 21 3 0 1 15 27 .321 21 0 13 0 .389 3 0 2 2 Alex Kossoff .247 50 30 81 14 20 0 1 0 6 22 .272 9 0 22 0 .322 0 0 3 5 Celeste Gomez .221 58 51 140 23 31 7 0 10 31 68 .486 18 0 37 3 .304 3 0 0 0 Erika Hoffner .163 45 10 43 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 .163 1 0 12 0 .182 0 1 2 2 Macey Cheatham .140 33 16 43 5 6 0 0 0 2 6 .140 7 2 16 0 .288 0 1 0 0 Kaitlin Allen .111 31 21 45 10 5 0 1 0 6 7 .156 19 1 17 0 .385 0 0 0 0 Monica Perry .000 5 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 0 2 0 .100 0 0 0 0 ======================================================================================= FSU .292 63 63 1618 346 473 75 21 60 316 770 .476 227 20 290 7 .382 20 15 67 80 Opp .194 63 63 1528 146 297 55 4 20 123 420 .275 108 33 461 3 .262 4 23 52 56

2013 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 1.53 24 10 47 41 17 5 4 2 219.1 159 76 48 55 259 30 2 6 832 .191 13 13 2 3 8 Jessica Nori 1.79 1 0 13 0 0 0 3 1 15.2 15 7 4 3 4 2 0 1 64 .234 1 1 0 1 1 Monica Perry 1.95 19 9 38 22 11 7 4 2 165.1 119 54 46 35 195 21 2 13 608 .196 6 15 0 0 14 Bailey Schinella 7.30 0 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 7.2 4 9 8 15 3 2 0 0 24 .167 1 4 0 0 0 ==================================================================================================== FSU 1.82 44 19 106 63 28 18 6 5 408.0 297 146 106 108 461 55 4 20 1528 .194 21 33 2 4 23 Opp 4.98 19 44 63 63 38 8 1 3 391.0 473 346 278 227 290 75 21 60 1618 .292 34 20 3 20 15

2013 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Macey Cheatham 137 6 0 1.000 1 Monica Perry 9 41 0 1.000 1 Tiffani Brown 9 8 0 1.000 1 Erika Hoffner 11 2 0 1.000 1 Bailey Schinella 0 6 0 1.000 2 Stephanie Hartness 2 0 0 1.000 0 Courtney Adams 1 0 0 1.000 0 Celeste Gomez 328 21 4 .989 3 Kirstin Austin 52 3 1 .982 2 Maddie O'Brien 51 97 3 .980 4 Victoria East 418 14 10 .977 5 Briana Hamilton 14 25 2 .951 1 Kelly Hensley 70 38 6 .947 4 Courtney Senas 45 98 9 .941 1 Lacey Waldrop 8 66 8 .902 0 Kaitlin Allen 27 32 9 .868 1 Morgan Bullock 32 1 5 .868 Jessica Nori 2 3 1 .833 0 Alex Kossoff 8 0 2 .800 0 ======================== FSU 1224 461 60 .966 10 Opp 1173 465 73 .957 16

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02/08/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Panhandle Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Brown's Career Day Leads Florida State over FAMU.

Senior second baseman produces career high four base hits as No. 25/24 Seminole softball defeats Florida A&M 4-0 on opening night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Senior Tiffani Brown's career-best four base hits, all singles, led the No. 25/24 Florida State softball team to a 4-0 victory over Florida A&M on Friday evening at JoAnne Graf Field as part of the Panhandle Invitational.

Brown delivered ground-ball singles in the first, third, fifth and sixth innings to produce four of Florida State's five base hits while scoring two runs. Heading into the game, the senior second baseman had never reached four hits in a single game, settling for a then career-high three base hits on 14 occasions at Florida State.

"Tiffani showed the type of senior leader she is tonight," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She really sparked our offense with four of our five base hits and showed how valuable she is as our slapper at the top of the lineup. I thought the combination of Tiffani's offense and Monica Perry throwing well in the circle really helped put us over the top tonight."

Florida State's other base hit was an emphatic run-scoring triple by redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien, as she pulled an offering down the right field line and placed the ball hard off the right corner wall where it trickled past Florida A&M outfielder Ashanti Shepherd. The extra base hit scored a hustling Brown from second base to give the Seminoles a 2-0 lead in the third frame.

O'Brien's triple matches her total from last season when she led the Seminoles with 43 RBIs.

Seminole ace Monica Perry (1-0) took command in the circle from the start and displayed an overpowering presence that seemed to carry over from last season. The Whitesburg, Ga. native notched her 23rd career win as a Seminole by tossing a complete-game, two-hit shutout with six strikeouts.

Perry held an athletic Florida A&M squad to a 2-for-21 day at the plate, surrendering only a pair of singles by Shepherd and Arianna Stewart. She also stranded four runners on base as the Rattlers (0-1) never had a runner reach third base in the contest. Perry faced the minimum batters faced in four of her seven innings pitched.

The Seminoles improve to 103-7 against Florida A&M in the long series history. Florida State is now 10-2 against Sunshine State opponents since 2012.

Florida State started its offense in the first inning when Brown led off with a single and advanced to third on a two-base throwing error from Florida A&M starter Jennifer Lindsey (0-1). That set up an RBI sacrifice fly by freshman Stephanie Hartness to make it 1-0 Florida State.

Hartness would add her second RBI of the contest in the fifth inning on a bases-loaded fielder's choice grounder that scored Briana Hamilton to give the Seminoles a 3-0 lead. A slow-rolling single by Brown in the sixth eventually led to Florida State's fourth run of the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  4   0  0  0  2  3
Stephanie Hartness      RF        3  0  0   2  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   0  2  0  7  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  1
Courtney Senas          CF        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
Victoria East           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  2  0   0  2  0  1  3
Morgan Bullock          LF        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  5
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  4  5   3  7  1 21 12
Opp                              21  0  2   0  1  6 18  9

E - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
SF - FSU-Stephanie Hartness (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Briana Hamilton (1)

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


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FLORIDA A&M
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
4
5
0

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH FLORIDA 1
02/09/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Panhandle Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien's Two-Run Single Lifts Florida State over UNF.

Redshirt sophomore's big base hit breaks 1-1 tie in the fifth to give the Seminoles a 2-0 start.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien's second big base knock of the season came at a crucial time as she produced a tie-breaking two-run single in the fifth inning to lift No. 25/24 Florida State softball over North Florida, 3-1, on Saturday at JoAnne Graf Field.

O'Brien delivered a two-out, bloop single that fell just in front of diving right fielder Stephanie McAdam and scored base runners Tiffani Brown and Stephanie Hartness. O'Brien's big hit came on the heels of a run-scoring triple by the Palm Harbor, Fla. native in Friday's victory over Florida A&M.

For O'Brien, it was her 12th multiple-RBI game of her playing career which began only last season.

"We certainly needed that big hit from Maddie. She has been very aggressive early and has started off with a couple big-time offensive swings for us," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Wins are wins no matter how you draw it up, but we certainly have more things to build on. We will shift our focus to two important games on Sunday and look to finish strong in this invitational."

The Seminoles' offense continued to be a work in progress and generated six base hits in 22 at-bats. Brown, Celeste Gomez, Kelly Hensley, Courtney Senas and Morgan Bullock each added singles in the afternoon contest to help give UNF starter Kayla Goff (0-1) the loss. Goff threw six innings and allow three earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts.

Sophomore starting pitcher Lacey Waldrop earned a no decision after pitching 4.2 innings and allowing one run, with it being unearned. The Chester, Va. native kept the Ospreys (1-1) swinging and missing by racking up nine strikeouts in 19 batters faced. Waldrop's strikeout total fell one shy of her career high of 10 set on March 24, 2012, against Virginia.

North Florida kept itself in the game with an RBI single down the left field line by Kelly Wilson that scored Lexi Taylor in the third, tying the contest at 1-1. Waldrop battled back by striking out Ashley Holton to end the inning.

With two outs in the top of the fifth, UNF's Brittany Hendrix drew a walk from Waldrop to put runners on the corners with two outs. Redshirt senior Monica Perry then entered the game and recorded a full-count strikeout from Wilson as she was caught looking.

Perry (2-0) followed by striking out three of her next six batters faced, retiring all six to notch her second victory of the season in as many appearances. It was Perry's second win in relief as a Seminole, as she defeated Wisconsin last season after pitching the final 3.2 innings in that contest.

Florida State notched its other run in the bottom of the second inning when freshman Victoria East picked up her first career RBI on a sacrifice fly to score Kelly Hensley. Gomez began the inning with a hard single to centerfield, and Senas followed two batters later with a single through the right side to put Hensley in scoring position at third base.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      RF        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   2  0  0  0  1
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  1   0  1  0 13  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  1  1   0  0  0  5  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Victoria East           DP        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Monica Perry          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  3  6   3  2  2 21  6
Opp                              25  1  2   1  1 13 18 11

E - FSU-Lacey Waldrop 2 (2)
SF - FSU-Victoria East (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Erika Hoffner (1), Courtney Senas (2), Morgan Bullock (1)
CS - FSU-Alex Kossoff (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   4.2  2  1  0  1  9
Monica Perry         W (2-0)    2.1  0  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  0  1 13
Opp                  L          6.0  6  3  3  2  2


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

FLORIDA STATE 20, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 0
02/10/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Panhandle Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Break Out the Bats in Panhandle Invitational Sweep.

No. 25/24 Florida State defeats Bethune-Cookman and Jacksonville by combined score of 28-0 on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a record-setting offensive performance by the No. 25/24 Florida State softball team as it defeated Bethune-Cookman, 20-0, before beating Jacksonville, 8-0, to cap off the Panhandle Invitational on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles' (4-0) 20-0 victory over Bethune-Cookman in five innings marked a school record for runs scored in the NCAA fastpitch era, breaking the team's former record of 18 runs against Florida A&M both in 2002 and 2008. Overall, Florida State's 20 runs scored are tied for the sixth-most in a game in school history, trailing the 1982 team's record-setting 39-run output against Georgia Southern.

"Before BP today we talked about being aggressive swinging the bats, so to see what we did today feels great," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I know it's early in the season, but we played much better today compared to the first couple games of the season. I think a lot of players set the tone today and it was important to follow that and finish up. Hitting can be one of the most difficult things to do in this sport and we are starting to prove that we can do that as a team and as individuals."

Eight Seminoles finished with multiple hits overall on Sunday, led by freshman Stephanie Hartness' 6-for-7 performance with a team-best six RBIs and two doubles. Senior Tiffani Brown continued her hot start by going 4-for-6 in both games combined with two stolen bases and five runs scored.

Three home runs were provided by the Seminoles, including two from top power threat Briana Hamilton. The senior from Woodruff, S.C. hit a three-run shot to right center against the Wildcats (0-4) in what was a 15-run first inning for the Seminoles. Hamilton then delivered a two-run home run to centerfield to defeat Jacksonville in another mercy-rule five-inning affair.

Junior Kelly Hensley added a 3-for-5 performance, hitting a towering home run to left field in a momentum-building seven-run fifth inning against the Dolphins (3-1). Freshman Victoria East displayed her talents at the designated player position by going 3-for-7 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Junior catcher Celeste Gomez and redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien each added two hits on the day. O'Brien's two-run double off the left field wall against Jacksonville helped break open the game after Florida State clung to a 1-0 lead through four innings. O'Brien's two RBIs were her second multiple-RBI game this season.

As a group, Florida State batted .519 (28-for-54) today against Bethune-Cookman and Jacksonville with 10 extra base hits and 28 base hits overall. For the four-game invitational, Brown led the Seminoles with a .692 batting average (9-for-13) while Hartness produced eight RBIs to lead the team.

Hidden behind the proficiency at the plate was the weekend put together by pitcher Monica Perry. Against Jacksonville, she tossed another shutout with nine strikeouts against her 18 batters faced. The Whitesburg, Ga. native did not surrender a walk against the Dolphins and escaped a few minor jams when JU runners were put in scoring position.

For the weekend, Perry (3-0) was dominant by pitching 14.1 shutout innings and recording 19 strikeouts. Sophomore starter Lacey Waldrop (1-0) got her first win of the season against Bethune-Cookman by allowing no runs in three innings. Redshirt junior Jessica Nori relieved Waldrop and pitched two shutout frames.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  3  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Kaitlin Allen         2B        1  1  1   2  0  0  1  1
Stephanie Hartness      RF-LF     4  3  4   5  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  2  2   1  0  0  1  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         2  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  2  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        DP        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF-SS     2  1  0   0  1  0  0  2
  Monica Perry          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        4  3  3   3  0  0  9  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  3  1   3  1  0  1  2
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  4
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31 20 19  17  2  3 15  9
Opp                              17  0  2   0  0  2 12  4

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Stephanie Hartness (1), Celeste Gomez (1), Kelly Hensley (1)
3B - FSU-Kaitlin Allen (1)
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (1-0)    3.0  1  0  0  0  2
Jessica Nori                    2.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  0  0  0  2
Opp                  L          4.0 19 20  9  2  3


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BETHUNE-COOKMAN
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
FLORIDA STATE
15
2
3
0
x
20
19
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, JACKSONVILLE 0
02/10/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Panhandle Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Break Out the Bats in Panhandle Invitational Sweep.

No. 25/24 Florida State defeats Bethune-Cookman and Jacksonville by combined score of 28-0 on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a record-setting offensive performance by the No. 25/24 Florida State softball team as it defeated Bethune-Cookman, 20-0, before beating Jacksonville, 8-0, to cap off the Panhandle Invitational on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles' (4-0) 20-0 victory over Bethune-Cookman in five innings marked a school record for runs scored in the NCAA fastpitch era, breaking the team's former record of 18 runs against Florida A&M both in 2002 and 2008. Overall, Florida State's 20 runs scored are tied for the sixth-most in a game in school history, trailing the 1982 team's record-setting 39-run output against Georgia Southern.

"Before BP today we talked about being aggressive swinging the bats, so to see what we did today feels great," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I know it's early in the season, but we played much better today compared to the first couple games of the season. I think a lot of players set the tone today and it was important to follow that and finish up. Hitting can be one of the most difficult things to do in this sport and we are starting to prove that we can do that as a team and as individuals."

Eight Seminoles finished with multiple hits overall on Sunday, led by freshman Stephanie Hartness' 6-for-7 performance with a team-best six RBIs and two doubles. Senior Tiffani Brown continued her hot start by going 4-for-6 in both games combined with two stolen bases and five runs scored.

Three home runs were provided by the Seminoles, including two from top power threat Briana Hamilton. The senior from Woodruff, S.C. hit a three-run shot to right center against the Wildcats (0-4) in what was a 15-run first inning for the Seminoles. Hamilton then delivered a two-run home run to centerfield to defeat Jacksonville in another mercy-rule five-inning affair.

Junior Kelly Hensley added a 3-for-5 performance, hitting a towering home run to left field in a momentum-building seven-run fifth inning against the Dolphins (3-1). Freshman Victoria East displayed her talents at the designated player position by going 3-for-7 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Junior catcher Celeste Gomez and redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien each added two hits on the day. O'Brien's two-run double off the left field wall against Jacksonville helped break open the game after Florida State clung to a 1-0 lead through four innings. O'Brien's two RBIs were her second multiple-RBI game this season.

As a group, Florida State batted .519 (28-for-54) today against Bethune-Cookman and Jacksonville with 10 extra base hits and 28 base hits overall. For the four-game invitational, Brown led the Seminoles with a .692 batting average (9-for-13) while Hartness produced eight RBIs to lead the team.

Hidden behind the proficiency at the plate was the weekend put together by pitcher Monica Perry. Against Jacksonville, she tossed another shutout with nine strikeouts against her 18 batters faced. The Whitesburg, Ga. native did not surrender a walk against the Dolphins and escaped a few minor jams when JU runners were put in scoring position.

For the weekend, Perry (3-0) was dominant by pitching 14.1 shutout innings and recording 19 strikeouts. Sophomore starter Lacey Waldrop (1-0) got her first win of the season against Bethune-Cookman by allowing no runs in three innings. Redshirt junior Jessica Nori relieved Waldrop and pitched two shutout frames.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  2   1  0  1  2  0
Stephanie Hartness      RF        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   2  0  1  0  1
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  9  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   2  1  1  1  1
Morgan Bullock          LF        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  8  9   8  2  5 15  2
Opp                              18  0  3   0  0  9 14  1

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephanie Hartness (2), Maddie O'Brien (1)
3B - FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
HR - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1), Briana Hamilton (2)
HBP - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Stephanie Hartness (1), Courtney Senas (3), Briana Hamilton (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (3-0)    5.0  3  0  0  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  0  0  0  9
Opp                  L          4.2  9  8  8  2  5


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

TULSA 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
02/15/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Unconquered Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Split on Day One of Unconquered Invite.

No. 25/21 Florida State softball falls to Tulsa in extra innings but rebounds with win over Arkansas.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A decisive 9-1 victory over Arkansas in its second game of the day helped the No. 25/21 Florida State softball team split day one of the Unconquered Invitational on Friday at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (5-1) won in mercy-rule fashion over the Razorbacks (7-2) in their second game of the day after falling to Tulsa, 3-2, in eight innings in their first game. While Florida State was no-hit through the first seven innings against the Golden Hurricane (5-2), its offense clicked in its win over Arkansas with 11 base hits.

"We've got three quality teams in here and this is a great chance for us to be tested," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It's early in the season and for us to be tested this early by good pitching is a good thing for us, just to see what we're made of and how we can manufacture runs."

In their game two win, the Seminoles received a boost in the circle behind sophomore starter Lacey Waldrop (2-0). The Chester, Va. native delivered a complete-game performance and allowed one run on four hits and three strikeouts.

Waldrop was helped by an early four-run cushion made possible by redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien's lining three-run double to the left center gap. With two outs and facing two strikes, O'Brien received a high and away fastball from Arkansas starter Chelsea Cohen (3-1) and went with the pitch to ignite the Seminole scoring. Freshman Victoria East then picked up the rest of the slack in the inning with a run-scoring single to centerfield to score O'Brien.

Arkansas third baseman Chloe Oprzedek's fielding error with two outs kept the third inning alive for more Florida State runs. Following the miscue, junior Courtney Senas singled through the left side to plate O'Brien, and senior Kirstin Austin followed with a two-run lining single to centerfield.

Two runs in the fifth inning sealed the mercy-rule win for Florida State. Senas recorded her first home run of the year on a towering fly ball to left field that barely left the park, and Tiffani Brown ended the game by scoring on a wild pitch from third base.

Brown, O'Brien, Celeste Gomez, Austin and Senas each recorded two hits for the Seminoles against Arkansas. O'Brien picked up her third multiple-RBI game of the season in the second game of the twinbill.

Senior Briana Hamilton's third home run of the season highlighted Florida State's opening-game loss to the Golden Hurricane (5-2). In the eighth inning trailing 3-0, East broke up the no-hit bid by Tulsa pitcher Aimee Creger (3-0) by hitting a single to centerfield with one out. Hamilton then followed with a two-run roundtripper to centerfield to trim Florida State's deficit to 3-2.

Morgan Bullock then stepped to the plate and hit a single through the right side, but Creger struck out her next two batters to wrap up the win. Florida State starter Monica Perry (3-1) took the loss despite striking out 10 of her 33 batters faced. Her lone blemish came with two outs in the top of the eighth when she surrendered a three-run home run to Haley Henshaw. Perry, however, delivered her fifth double-digit strikeout performance as a Seminole.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Kirstin Austin        RF-LF     3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  3  1  1
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  1  1 11  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  1   0  0  1  4  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   2  0  0  4  1
Morgan Bullock          LF-CF     3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  2  3   2  2 13 24  3
Opp                              31  3  6   3  1 10 24  2

E - FSU-Alex Kossoff (1)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (3-1)    8.0  6  3  3  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  3  3  1 10
Opp                  W          8.0  3  2  2  2 13


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TULSA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
6
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 9, ARKANSAS 1
02/15/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Unconquered Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Split on Day One of Unconquered Invite.

No. 25/21 Florida State softball falls to Tulsa in extra innings but rebounds with win over Arkansas.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A decisive 9-1 victory over Arkansas in its second game of the day helped the No. 25/21 Florida State softball team split day one of the Unconquered Invitational on Friday at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (5-1) won in mercy-rule fashion over the Razorbacks (7-2) in their second game of the day after falling to Tulsa, 3-2, in eight innings in their first game. While Florida State was no-hit through the first seven innings against the Golden Hurricane (5-2), its offense clicked in its win over Arkansas with 11 base hits.

"We've got three quality teams in here and this is a great chance for us to be tested," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It's early in the season and for us to be tested this early by good pitching is a good thing for us, just to see what we're made of and how we can manufacture runs."

In their game two win, the Seminoles received a boost in the circle behind sophomore starter Lacey Waldrop (2-0). The Chester, Va. native delivered a complete-game performance and allowed one run on four hits and three strikeouts.

Waldrop was helped by an early four-run cushion made possible by redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien's lining three-run double to the left center gap. With two outs and facing two strikes, O'Brien received a high and away fastball from Arkansas starter Chelsea Cohen (3-1) and went with the pitch to ignite the Seminole scoring. Freshman Victoria East then picked up the rest of the slack in the inning with a run-scoring single to centerfield to score O'Brien.

Arkansas third baseman Chloe Oprzedek's fielding error with two outs kept the third inning alive for more Florida State runs. Following the miscue, junior Courtney Senas singled through the left side to plate O'Brien, and senior Kirstin Austin followed with a two-run lining single to centerfield.

Two runs in the fifth inning sealed the mercy-rule win for Florida State. Senas recorded her first home run of the year on a towering fly ball to left field that barely left the park, and Tiffani Brown ended the game by scoring on a wild pitch from third base.

Brown, O'Brien, Celeste Gomez, Austin and Senas each recorded two hits for the Seminoles against Arkansas. O'Brien picked up her third multiple-RBI game of the season in the second game of the twinbill.

Senior Briana Hamilton's third home run of the season highlighted Florida State's opening-game loss to the Golden Hurricane (5-2). In the eighth inning trailing 3-0, East broke up the no-hit bid by Tulsa pitcher Aimee Creger (3-0) by hitting a single to centerfield with one out. Hamilton then followed with a two-run roundtripper to centerfield to trim Florida State's deficit to 3-2.

Morgan Bullock then stepped to the plate and hit a single through the right side, but Creger struck out her next two batters to wrap up the win. Florida State starter Monica Perry (3-1) took the loss despite striking out 10 of her 33 batters faced. Her lone blemish came with two outs in the top of the eighth when she surrendered a three-run home run to Haley Henshaw. Perry, however, delivered her fifth double-digit strikeout performance as a Seminole.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  1
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  2
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        1  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  2  2   3  0  0  0  2
Victoria East           1B        3  1  1   1  0  0  9  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  2  2   2  0  0  1  0
Kirstin Austin          RF        3  0  2   2  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  9 11   8  3  1 15  7
Opp                              19  1  4   1  3  3 13  7

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (3), Kirstin Austin (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (2-0)    5.0  4  1  1  3  3
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  4  1  1  3  3
Opp                  L          4.1 11  9  6  3  1


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ARKANSAS
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4
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FLORIDA STATE
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3
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2
9
11
0

FLORIDA STATE 9, HOFSTRA 1
02/16/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Unconquered Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Senas Sends Seminoles to Tournament Finals.

Junior centerfielder contributes eight RBIs in a two-game sweep over No. 21/25 Hofstra on Saturday evening at the Unconquered Invitational.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Junior Courtney Senas highlighted the No. 25/21 Florida State softball team's excellent offensive day as she recorded eight RBIs in a two-game sweep over No. 21/25 Hofstra on Saturday at the Unconquered Invitational at JoAnne Graf Field.

Florida State defeated Hofstra in game one by a 9-1 score in six innings, its fourth mercy-rule win of the season. FSU then defeated the Pride in game two, 4-0.

The Wahiawa, Hawaii native went 4-for-7 in two games against the nationally-ranked Pride (1-3) with one home run, two doubles and nine total bases. Arguably her biggest at-bat of the day was her final one in the tournament semifinals against Hofstra when she ripped a two-run single to give the Seminoles a cushion at 4-0 in game two, helping send Florida State to the tournament championship game.

The schedule has changed for the final day of the Unconquered Invitational. No. 2-seeded Florida State will play top seed Tulsa on Sunday with a new start time of 10 a.m. The Seminoles (7-1) are scheduled as the visiting team and will bat first. The consolation game between No. 3 seed Hofstra and fourth-seeded Arkansas will follow 30 minutes after.

Senas was not the only Seminole putting together quality plate appearances on Saturday. Florida State batted .396 (21-for-53) against one of the nation's top pitchers in senior Olivia Galati, who guided the Pride to an NCAA Super Regional appearance and an NCAA Regional win at UCLA last season.

Galati pitched against Florida State in both games and allowed 13 earned runs and 21 hits in 11.1 innings pitched.

Aside from Senas, who recorded 2/3 of the team's RBIs on Saturday, senior Morgan Bullock wreaked havoc at the plate and on the bases. The Dacula, Ga. native went 3-for-5 with an RBI double, two stolen bases and a sacrifice hit. Senior Tiffani Brown was 3-for-7 with an RBI triple, while Briana Hamilton matched Brown's stats with three hits and a triple.

The Seminoles' two wins over Hofstra give Florida State 16 Top 25 victories under head coach Lonni Alameda since she began coaching in Tallahassee in 2009.

"We definitely took a step in the right direction today," Alameda said. "Our hitting was outstanding today and we took advantage of some real big situations. Courtney was huge for our offense and it's never easy producing these types of numbers off one of the country's best pitchers. I was proud of the way our pitchers threw too in Monica (Perry) and Lacey (Waldrop). We've got a tough opponent on Sunday in Tulsa who gave us a tough loss in this tournament, so we'll look to take what we learned from that game and minimize our mistakes."

In the first game, Perry (4-1) earned her fourth win of the season after allowing just one run on four hits in six innings pitched with six strikeouts. Waldrop (3-0) followed with an outstanding start in game two, mixing her pitches well and earning a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts.

Against the Pride in game one, the Seminoles manufactured their first run as a fielder's choice grounder to second base by Brown resulted in a chaotic rundown between third base and home plate by Victoria East. The freshman managed to get past a Hofstra infielder on the basepaths and scored Florida State's first run. Senas then had a sacrifice fly to left field that plated Bullock, make it 2-0.

In the next inning, Celeste Gomez led off with a long home run to centerfield to extend the Seminole lead to 3-0. Three runs were added in the fifth inning on an RBI triple by Brown to left center and a two-run homer by Senas down the left field line.

In the sixth, Bullock added to her fine performance with an RBI double to score pinch runner Alex Kossoff. Senas then ended the contest on a two-run double to right center, giving the Seminoles another mercy-rule victory at 9-1.

Against the Pride in the tournament semifinal, Brown got things going for the Seminoles quickly in the bottom of the first with a bunt single. She then raced around the basepaths on a Senas double down the left field line to make it 1-0 early.

Florida State's immense speed was shown again when Hamilton, who was on first base following a single, scored on a double down the left field line by Gomez in the third inning to create a 2-0 advantage.

Perhaps the biggest hit of the game came off the bat of Senas in the sixth, as she drove in East and Bullock on a two-out, two-strike single up the middle to put the Seminoles at a 4-0 lead late in the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  2   5  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   0  0  2  1  1
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  1   1  0  1  6  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  1   0  0  1  7  0
Kirstin Austin          RF        1  2  1   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  9 11   8  0  5 18  5
Opp                              21  1  4   1  2  6 16  4

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Morgan Bullock (1)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (2), Celeste Gomez (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Kirstin Austin (1)
SH - FSU-Kirstin Austin (1), Morgan Bullock (2)
SF - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
SB - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3), Alex Kossoff (1), Morgan Bullock (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (4-1)    6.0  4  1  1  2  6
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  4  1  1  2  6
Opp                  L          5.1 11  9  9  0  5


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HOFSTRA
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
4
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FLORIDA STATE
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0
2
1
3
3
9
11
0

FLORIDA STATE 4, HOFSTRA 0
02/16/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Unconquered Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Senas Sends Seminoles to Tournament Finals.

Junior centerfielder contributes eight RBIs in a two-game sweep over No. 21/25 Hofstra on Saturday evening at the Unconquered Invitational.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Junior Courtney Senas highlighted the No. 25/21 Florida State softball team's excellent offensive day as she recorded eight RBIs in a two-game sweep over No. 21/25 Hofstra on Saturday at the Unconquered Invitational at JoAnne Graf Field.

Florida State defeated Hofstra in game one by a 9-1 score in six innings, its fourth mercy-rule win of the season. FSU then defeated the Pride in game two, 4-0.

The Wahiawa, Hawaii native went 4-for-7 in two games against the nationally-ranked Pride (1-3) with one home run, two doubles and nine total bases. Arguably her biggest at-bat of the day was her final one in the tournament semifinals against Hofstra when she ripped a two-run single to give the Seminoles a cushion at 4-0 in game two, helping send Florida State to the tournament championship game.

The schedule has changed for the final day of the Unconquered Invitational. No. 2-seeded Florida State will play top seed Tulsa on Sunday with a new start time of 10 a.m. The Seminoles (7-1) are scheduled as the visiting team and will bat first. The consolation game between No. 3 seed Hofstra and fourth-seeded Arkansas will follow 30 minutes after.

Senas was not the only Seminole putting together quality plate appearances on Saturday. Florida State batted .396 (21-for-53) against one of the nation's top pitchers in senior Olivia Galati, who guided the Pride to an NCAA Super Regional appearance and an NCAA Regional win at UCLA last season.

Galati pitched against Florida State in both games and allowed 13 earned runs and 21 hits in 11.1 innings pitched.

Aside from Senas, who recorded 2/3 of the team's RBIs on Saturday, senior Morgan Bullock wreaked havoc at the plate and on the bases. The Dacula, Ga. native went 3-for-5 with an RBI double, two stolen bases and a sacrifice hit. Senior Tiffani Brown was 3-for-7 with an RBI triple, while Briana Hamilton matched Brown's stats with three hits and a triple.

The Seminoles' two wins over Hofstra give Florida State 16 Top 25 victories under head coach Lonni Alameda since she began coaching in Tallahassee in 2009.

"We definitely took a step in the right direction today," Alameda said. "Our hitting was outstanding today and we took advantage of some real big situations. Courtney was huge for our offense and it's never easy producing these types of numbers off one of the country's best pitchers. I was proud of the way our pitchers threw too in Monica (Perry) and Lacey (Waldrop). We've got a tough opponent on Sunday in Tulsa who gave us a tough loss in this tournament, so we'll look to take what we learned from that game and minimize our mistakes."

In the first game, Perry (4-1) earned her fourth win of the season after allowing just one run on four hits in six innings pitched with six strikeouts. Waldrop (3-0) followed with an outstanding start in game two, mixing her pitches well and earning a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts.

Against the Pride in game one, the Seminoles manufactured their first run as a fielder's choice grounder to second base by Brown resulted in a chaotic rundown between third base and home plate by Victoria East. The freshman managed to get past a Hofstra infielder on the basepaths and scored Florida State's first run. Senas then had a sacrifice fly to left field that plated Bullock, make it 2-0.

In the next inning, Celeste Gomez led off with a long home run to centerfield to extend the Seminole lead to 3-0. Three runs were added in the fifth inning on an RBI triple by Brown to left center and a two-run homer by Senas down the left field line.

In the sixth, Bullock added to her fine performance with an RBI double to score pinch runner Alex Kossoff. Senas then ended the contest on a two-run double to right center, giving the Seminoles another mercy-rule victory at 9-1.

Against the Pride in the tournament semifinal, Brown got things going for the Seminoles quickly in the bottom of the first with a bunt single. She then raced around the basepaths on a Senas double down the left field line to make it 1-0 early.

Florida State's immense speed was shown again when Hamilton, who was on first base following a single, scored on a double down the left field line by Gomez in the third inning to create a 2-0 advantage.

Perhaps the biggest hit of the game came off the bat of Senas in the sixth, as she drove in East and Bullock on a two-out, two-strike single up the middle to put the Seminoles at a 4-0 lead late in the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  2   3  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  2
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   1  0  0  8  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  4
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  2   0  0  0  9  0
Kirstin Austin          RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4 10   4  2  3 21  8
Opp                              25  0  4   0  3  8 18  7

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (2), Celeste Gomez (2)
3B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (3)

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


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HOFSTRA
0
0
0
0
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0
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4
0
FLORIDA STATE
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0
1
0
0
2
x
4
10
0

TULSA 4, FLORIDA STATE 1
02/17/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Unconquered Invitational

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall to Tulsa at Invite Championship.

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop retires all 11 batters in relief but No. 25/21 Florida State softball loses to Golden Hurricane 4-1.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Another strong pitching performance by Tulsa's Aimee Creger (4-0) was too much for No. 25/21 Florida State softball as Tulsa defeated the Seminoles, 4-1, in the Unconquered Invitational championship on Sunday at JoAnne Graf Field.

For the second consecutive outing against the Seminoles (7-2), Creger was virtually flawless against Florida State's offense as she threw a complete game and allowed one unearned run while striking out 11 and surrendering just four hits. Creger was largely responsible for Tulsa's victory over Florida State earlier in the tournament, delivering seven no-hit innings before giving up a few runs to the Seminoles in extra frames.

"Tulsa was an impressive bunch," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We played well this tournament but struggled against Tulsa a little bit. Our hitting wasn't on point today and we seemed to struggle a little bit against a good pitcher. You just learn to take what you can from the losses, get back to work, correct the mistakes and focus on the next opponent."

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop put together a fine appearance for the Seminoles when she entered with one out in the third inning. Using a combination of pitches, Waldrop threw the Golden Hurricane (7-3) off-balanced and retired all 11 of her batters in relief.

Waldrop relieved starter Monica Perry (4-2), who took the loss after allowing four runs in 2.1 innings pitched on a cold morning in Tallahassee. She was only supported by four base hits, all singles, from Tiffani Brown, Briana Hamilton, Celeste Gomez and Kelly Hensley.

Tulsa jumped on the scoreboard first in the opening inning when Lacey Middlebrooks delivered a two-out RBI single through the right side to plate Caitlin Everett. Haley Henshaw then followed with a first-pitch swing for a two-run home run to centerfield to pad the Golden Hurricane lead to 3-0.

Florida State crawled back in the top of the second inning with a run scored on a chopping grounder from Morgan Bullock with the bases loaded. Bullock's ground shot was mishandled by Tulsa second baseman Shelby Blanton to bring home a run. Two batters later, Courtney Senas hit a bloop shot to left field that was snagged by diving outfielder Jodi Edmiston to save a few more runs scored.

Opportunity knocked for the Seminoles in the third inning when Hamilton and Hensley recorded singles through the left side to eventually set up runners on the corners with two outs. With two outs, Victoria East stepped to the plate and hit an in-between pop-up that was grabbed by Creger to end the scoring threat.

In the third inning, Caitlin Everett doubled to left field and was driven home with one out on a single up the middle from Samantha Cobb, making it 4-1. Waldrop then entered with one out and struck out cleanup batter Lacey Middlebrooks before getting a groundout from Henshaw to end the third.

The early run support was all Creger needed as she finished the rest of the game to cap an impressive showing at the Unconquered Invitational. Tulsa finished 4-1 at the tournament, while the Seminoles went 3-2 which included two Top 25 victories over Hofstra on Saturday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  0  2  7  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
Kelly Hensley           DP        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Kirstin Austin          RF        2  0  0   0  1  2  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF        3  0  0   1  0  2  2  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  1  4   1  3 11 18  4
Opp                              23  4  6   4  0  8 21  6

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

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (4-2)    2.1  6  4  4  0  1
Lacey Waldrop                   3.2  0  0  0  0  7
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  6  4  4  0  8
Opp                  W          7.0  4  1  0  3 11


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

FLORIDA STATE 10, CENTRAL FLORIDA 3
02/20/2013, ORLANDO, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Power Surge Lifts No. 23 Florida State Past UCF.

Kelly Hensley's three-run blast highlights six runs in the third as the Seminoles pound out four home runs in 10-3 win.

ORLANDO, FL - Junior Kelly Hensley's three-run home run in the third inning coupled with sophomore Lacey Waldrop's career-high 11 strikeouts highlighted No. 23 Florida State softball's 10-3 victory at UCF on Wednesday evening at the UCF Softball Complex.

Florida State put together six runs scored in a big third inning that ultimately decided the game, as Hensley delivered her second home run of the game off starter Mackenzie Audas (3-3) to break things wide open. The Seminoles (8-2) forced Audas into a career high five walks and recorded four home runs, their most hit under head coach Lonni Alameda's FSU coaching career that began back in 2009.

"What an offensive performance tonight," Alameda said. "We really improved offensively and several of our hitters stepped up and rode the momentum of this game. This is the type of hitting we will need out in California and I'm hoping the plate presence we put forward tonight carries over. It also helped to get another big performance from Lacey. She pitched excellent tonight."

Freshman Victoria East and juniors Celeste Gomez, Courtney Senas and Hensley provided the big blasts as Florida State produced nine base hits. All four round-trippers were seismic shots that landed a good distance out of the UCF ballpark.

Senas and East each finished 2-for-3 while East contributed two RBIs. Gomez and Hensley each led Florida State with three RBIs apiece.

Waldrop (4-0) had a strong pitching performance, allowing two earned runs on four hits with just one walk in six innings pitched. She began the game by extending her retired batters streak to 18 until allowing a walk in the third inning. The Chester, Va. native worked quickly and effectively, spinning several pitches that baffled the Knight (5-6) batters. Her career high 11 strikeouts broke her previous best of 10 last season against Virginia.

The Seminoles tried to get after Audas early when Tiffani Brown drew a walk to open the game and then stole second base. Senas lay down a well-placed sacrifice bunt to the right side to put Brown on third base with just one out. However, a strikeout and groundout to Audas spoiled Florida State's first-inning possibilities and left the game scoreless.

East helped Florida State capitalize in the second inning when she turned on an inside pitch from Audas and hammered her first career home run as a Seminole to left field to give Florida State a 1-0 lead.

A six-running inning in the third extended Florida State's lead to 7-0. Consecutive walks by Brown and Morgan Bullock and an infield single by Senas gave way for Briana Hamilton to step to the plate with no outs. Hamilton drew a bases-loaded walk to bring in a run, and Gomez followed with an RBI groundout to third base. East then hit a high-chopping RBI single to left field to bring the Seminole lead to 4-0.

The big blast of the third inning came off the bat of Hensley, who recorded a three-run home run to right center to extend Florida State's advantage to 7-0. The round-tripper was Hensley's second of the season.

UCF countered with two runs in the bottom of the third, as the Knights had the bases loaded with no outs to mimic Florida State's top half. With two outs, Farrah Sullivan hit an RBI single that was fielded by Brown on the left side of second base with extraordinary effort, but resulted in an infield hit. Kalyn Cenal was then hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make the score 7-2 before Waldrop forced an inning-ending strikeout to Hayley Barrow.

Senas and Gomez added home runs in the seventh inning, both being tape-measuring blasts to left field to pad the Seminole lead to 10-2.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B-DP     2  1  1   0  2  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF-3B     3  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  1  0   1  1  1  0  2
  Alex Kossoff          RF        2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  1  1   3  0  0 12  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  2  2   2  1  0  7  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  1  1   3  0  2  0  0
  Kaitlin Allen         PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Morgan Bullock          LF-CF     1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  3
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27 10  9  10  6  7 21  8
Opp                              28  3  7   3  1 11 21  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Kaitlin Allen (1)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (3), Celeste Gomez (2), Victoria East (1), Kelly Hensley (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Morgan Bullock (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (4-0)    6.0  4  2  2  1 11
Jessica Nori                    1.0  3  1  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  3  2  1 11
Opp                  L          7.0  9 10 10  6  7


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
6
0
0
0
3
10
9
1
CENTRAL FLORIDA
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
3
7
2

FLORIDA STATE 15, LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN 1
02/22/2013, Cathedral City Classic, Palm SPring, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits First Day of Mary Nutter Classic.

No. 23 Seminole softball defeats LIU-Brooklyn, 15-1, and falls to No. 22 Washington in game two, 2-0.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The 23rd-ranked Florida State softball team was an offensive juggernaut in a game one win over LIU-Brooklyn before falling to No. 22 Washington in a pitcher's duel on Friday evening at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic at Big League Dreams Park.

The Seminoles (9-3) defeated LIU-Brooklyn 15-1 in five innings, Florida State's fifth mercy-rule victory of the season. The Seminoles had one of their best performances at the plate while getting a great effort from redshirt senior Monica Perry in the circle.

In game two, Florida State fell to No. 22 Washington by a 2-0 score. Sophomore starter Lacey Waldrop (4-1) took the loss allowing two runs on six hits in six innings pitched while striking out three.

"We did some things well today and we also showed things we need to improve on," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "When you come to a tournament like this you are prepared to face some of the best teams in the sport. On Saturday we have to improve at some of the little things in order to play with a top-ranked team like Oklahoma."

Against LIU-Brooklyn, the Seminoles batted an incredible .500 (14-for-28) with a pair of seven-run innings. Junior Kelly Hensley finished with career highs of three hits and five RBIs, falling just a triple shy of the cycle. Courtney Senas added her fourth home run of the season and went 2-for-5, while Tiffani Brown and Morgan Bullock each added a couple of base hits.

Perry (5-2) was dominant with four innings allowing one unearned run, two hits and eight strikeouts. Perry began the game retiring her first nine batters and overpowered the Blackbirds (2-8) throughout, getting them to chase several pitches up in the zone.

Florida State got on the scoreboard against LIU-Brooklyn in the top of the third on an RBI triple by Senas. With Brown on first base, Senas executed a hit-and-run play and hit a ball through the left center gap to score Brown.

In the same inning, Hensley stepped to the plate and on a 1-1 offering delivered a grand slam to right center to make it 5-0. It was Hensley's second consecutive game with a round-tripper and her third of the season. Brown then came up for her second-at bat of the third inning and lined a two-run triple down the left field line to give Florida State a 7-0 lead.

Kirstin Austin came up to bat with two outs and the bases loaded in the fourth inning and recorded an RBI single through the right side to make the score 8-0.

After a run-scoring groundout by LIU-Brooklyn trimmed its deficit to 8-1 in the fourth inning, Senas responded with a two-run home run down the left field line in the top of the fifth to make it 10-1. A pair of back-to-back bases-loaded walks by Hensley and Maddie O'Brien were followed by a three-run double from Morgan Bullock to extend the lead to 15-1.

Sophomore Bailey Schinella entered the game in the bottom of the fifth and closed out the victory for the Seminoles.

Against Washington, the Huskies notched two runs in the second inning on a run-scoring fielder's choice to shortstop and a bloop RBI single to left field to take the early advantage.

In the top of the fifth inning, Victoria East and Hensley led off with consecutive singles to put runners on first and second base with no outs. However, Washington pitcher Bryana Walker (6-2) fought back by inducing a strikeout and consecutive pop-ups to get out of the frame unscathed. Walker finished the game with eight strikeouts and three hits allowed in a complete-game performance.

Waldrop showed her true mettle in the bottom of the fifth when she allowed a triple to start the inning. Waldrop then forced a groundout to second base by Jennie McNeill and a groundout to third base by Kaitlin Inglesby. Waldrop then made a fantastic play when she snagged a comeback liner off the bat of Hooch Fagaly to end the threat.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  2   2  0  0  1  1
  Kaitlin Allen         PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF-3B     5  2  2   3  0  0  0  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
  Alex Kossoff          RF        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  1  1   0  1  0  4  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  1  0   0  0  1  4  0
Victoria East           1B        2  3  1   0  1  0  6  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  2  3   5  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  2  0   1  3  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          LF-CF     4  1  2   3  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28 15 14  15  7  1 15  7
Opp                              17  1  2   1  2  8 15 10

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Kelly Hensley (2), Morgan Bullock (2)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Courtney Senas (1)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (4), Kelly Hensley (3)
HBP - FSU-Macey Cheatham (1), Victoria East (1)
SH - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (5-2)    4.0  2  1  0  0  8
Bailey Schinella                1.0  0  0  0  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  1  0  2  8
Opp                  L          5.0 14 15 13  7  1


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
7
1
7
15
14
0
LONG ISLAND-BROOKLYN
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
2

WASHINGTON 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/22/2013, Cathedral City Classic, Palm SPrings, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits First Day of Mary Nutter Classic.

No. 23 Seminole softball defeats LIU-Brooklyn, 15-1, and falls to No. 22 Washington in game two, 2-0.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The 23rd-ranked Florida State softball team was an offensive juggernaut in a game one win over LIU-Brooklyn before falling to No. 22 Washington in a pitcher's duel on Friday evening at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic at Big League Dreams Park.

The Seminoles (9-3) defeated LIU-Brooklyn 15-1 in five innings, Florida State's fifth mercy-rule victory of the season. The Seminoles had one of their best performances at the plate while getting a great effort from redshirt senior Monica Perry in the circle.

In game two, Florida State fell to No. 22 Washington by a 2-0 score. Sophomore starter Lacey Waldrop (4-1) took the loss allowing two runs on six hits in six innings pitched while striking out three.

"We did some things well today and we also showed things we need to improve on," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "When you come to a tournament like this you are prepared to face some of the best teams in the sport. On Saturday we have to improve at some of the little things in order to play with a top-ranked team like Oklahoma."

Against LIU-Brooklyn, the Seminoles batted an incredible .500 (14-for-28) with a pair of seven-run innings. Junior Kelly Hensley finished with career highs of three hits and five RBIs, falling just a triple shy of the cycle. Courtney Senas added her fourth home run of the season and went 2-for-5, while Tiffani Brown and Morgan Bullock each added a couple of base hits.

Perry (5-2) was dominant with four innings allowing one unearned run, two hits and eight strikeouts. Perry began the game retiring her first nine batters and overpowered the Blackbirds (2-8) throughout, getting them to chase several pitches up in the zone.

Florida State got on the scoreboard against LIU-Brooklyn in the top of the third on an RBI triple by Senas. With Brown on first base, Senas executed a hit-and-run play and hit a ball through the left center gap to score Brown.

In the same inning, Hensley stepped to the plate and on a 1-1 offering delivered a grand slam to right center to make it 5-0. It was Hensley's second consecutive game with a round-tripper and her third of the season. Brown then came up for her second-at bat of the third inning and lined a two-run triple down the left field line to give Florida State a 7-0 lead.

Kirstin Austin came up to bat with two outs and the bases loaded in the fourth inning and recorded an RBI single through the right side to make the score 8-0.

After a run-scoring groundout by LIU-Brooklyn trimmed its deficit to 8-1 in the fourth inning, Senas responded with a two-run home run down the left field line in the top of the fifth to make it 10-1. A pair of back-to-back bases-loaded walks by Hensley and Maddie O'Brien were followed by a three-run double from Morgan Bullock to extend the lead to 15-1.

Sophomore Bailey Schinella entered the game in the bottom of the fifth and closed out the victory for the Seminoles.

Against Washington, the Huskies notched two runs in the second inning on a run-scoring fielder's choice to shortstop and a bloop RBI single to left field to take the early advantage.

In the top of the fifth inning, Victoria East and Hensley led off with consecutive singles to put runners on first and second base with no outs. However, Washington pitcher Bryana Walker (6-2) fought back by inducing a strikeout and consecutive pop-ups to get out of the frame unscathed. Walker finished the game with eight strikeouts and three hits allowed in a complete-game performance.

Waldrop showed her true mettle in the bottom of the fifth when she allowed a triple to start the inning. Waldrop then forced a groundout to second base by Jennie McNeill and a groundout to third base by Kaitlin Inglesby. Waldrop then made a fantastic play when she snagged a comeback liner off the bat of Hooch Fagaly to end the threat.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  1   0  0  1 11  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  5
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  0  3   0  0  8 18 10
Opp                              24  2  6   2  1  3 21  9

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Celeste Gomez (3)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (4-1)    6.0  6  2  2  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  6  2  2  1  3
Opp                  W          7.0  3  0  0  0  8


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

OKLAHOMA 6, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/23/2013, Cathedral City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls to Top-Ranked Oklahoma.

Seminoles hang tough but fall to No. 1 Sooners by a 6-0 score.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - No. 23 Florida State softball put forth a good effort but fell to No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday, 6-0, at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic at Big League Dreams Park in Palm Springs, Calif.

Facing one of the nation's fastest-throwing pitchers in Keilani Ricketts (7-0), the Seminoles (9-4) mustered a season-low one base hit, which occurred in the first inning on a single up the middle from junior Courtney Senas.

Ricketts racked up 11 strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Redshirt senior Monica Perry (5-3) allowed three earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts in three innings pitched. Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop came in relief and gave up two hits and a run with four strikeouts.

The loss drops the Seminoles to 1-2 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

Florida State had a runner in scoring position in the second inning, as Alex Kossoff walked and Kirstin Austin advanced to first base on a wild pitch with two outs. However, a subsequent strikeout ended the scoring threat for the Seminoles as they were held scoreless in their first two at-bats.

With one out in the second inning, Oklahoma's Destinee Martinez lined a run-scoring double to left center. On the same play, Martinez was moving toward third base when an errant throw from left field allowed her to advance home and create a 2-0 lead for the Sooners (15-0). Perry responded by recording a strikeout and forcing a groundout to get out of the inning.

In the third, Jessica Shults hit a run-scoring double to left center to plate teammate Georgia Casey. Later in the frame, Brittany Williams posted an RBI single through the right side with two outs to extend the lead to 4-0.

Waldrop entered the game in the bottom of the fourth and struck out her first two batters before allowing a solo home run to Lauren Chamberlain on a 2-1 pitch. Waldrop came back to induce an inning-ending groundout to second base as the Seminoles trailed 5-0 through four innings. Oklahoma added a run in the fifth on an RBI groundout.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
Courtney Senas          2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  2
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  2  7  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Kaitlin Allen         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  0  1   0  1 11 18  5
Opp                              28  6  8   5  0  7 21  7

E - FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Briana Hamilton (1), Kirstin Austin (1)
2B - Opp-3
HR - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (5-3)    3.0  6  4  3  0  3
Lacey Waldrop                   3.0  2  2  1  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  8  6  4  0  7
Opp                  W          7.0  1  0  0  1 11


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

NEBRASKA 2, FLORIDA STATE 0
02/24/2013, Cathedral City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Lose Final Two at Mary Nutter Classic.

Florida State ends California stay with close losses to No. 17 Stanford and Nebraska.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The 23rd-ranked Florida State softball team received fine performances from pitchers Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry on Sunday afternoon but were unable to make use of it as it fell to both Nebraska and No.17 Stanford in their final day at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

In a 3-1 loss to Stanford, Perry (5-4) took an undeserving loss after allowing just one unearned run on seven base hits with two strikeouts in seven innings. Perry held the Cardinal (13-3) to a .241 batting average (7-for-29) while stranding seven base runners. Despite the low strikeout total, Perry kept Stanford's offense at bay especially when Cardinal runners would reach base.

Playing against some of the best competition in the nation this weekend, Perry held her own by showing a 2.57 ERA in three games started against LIU-Brooklyn, No. 1 Oklahoma and 17th-ranked Stanford.

Waldrop (4-2) also threw a complete game, stifling Nebraska for most of the game by allowing two runs on six hits with six strikeouts. Like Perry, Waldrop kept her composure and made some of her best pitches when runners were on base and threatening to score, constantly keeping the Seminoles in the ballgame.

In her three appearances against No. 22 Washington, Oklahoma and Nebraska, Waldrop held the opposition to just a .222 batting average.

On Sunday, Briana Hamilton led the Seminoles with two base hits in five at-bats. For the tournament, junior Kelly Hensley finished batting .308 (4-for-13) with one home run and five RBIs. The Seminoles (9-6) finished 1-4 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic and are currently on a four-game skid.

Against Stanford, Courtney Senas' RBI single to left field got the Seminoles going in the first inning, fouling off several pitches before hitting a drifter over to the short part of the outfield. Victoria East scored from second base to put Florida State ahead early. It was the first time this season Florida State lost when scoring first, showing a 9-1 record in the given situation.

Florida State's run off Stanford starter Kelsey Stevens (8-1) was the first earned run scored off her in just over 30 innings pitched. Stevens was coming off a perfect-game performance on Saturday evening against Virginia.

Three errors by the Seminoles in the second inning helped Stanford take a 2-1 lead. With one out, Tegan Schmidt recorded an RBI single to left center field to tie the game. Two batters later with two outs, a fielding error at second base kept the inning alive. Stanford then scored another run in the inning on an errant throw down to second base trying to catch a Cardinal stealing. Schmidt would score on the play from third base to make it 2-1 Stanford.

Florida State's best scoring chance of the game came in the bottom of the sixth when Senas and Hensley began the inning with consecutive walks. Stanford then brought in reliever Teagan Gerhart and she forced a foul pop-up, a strikeout and a groundout to get the Cardinal out of a jam. Gerhart would end up getting the save.

Arguably the biggest run of the ballgame came with two outs in the seventh and a Stanford runner on first base. Sarah Hassman hit a slicing single down the left field line that was mishandled and allowed Leah White to score, making it 3-1 Stanford. Perry kept her memory short and promptly forced a groundout from Jenna Rich to end the frame.

In the bottom of the second against Nebraska, Florida State put two runners on with one out when Hamilton and Maddie O'Brien recorded consecutive singles. However, Nebraska starter Tatum Edwards (7-3) was able to record back-to-back strikeouts against Florida State's bottom of the lineup to prevent the Seminoles from crossing the plate early.

Two singles and a walk allowed Nebraska to load the bases in the top of the fourth with no outs. Tatum Edwards then took a two-strike offering and chopped a two-run single through the right side to give Nebraska the lead. Waldrop bounced back by inducing a short flyout, a strikeout and a groundout to escape what could have been a bigger inning for Nebraska.

Pinch hitter Kaitlin Allen provided a spark for the Seminoles in the bottom of the fifth against Nebraska when she recorded an infield single to lead off the inning. With one out, Allen advanced to second base and then reached third on a fielding error at third base off the bat of Senas. Hensley then drew a two-out walk to load the bases for Celeste Gomez, who grounded out to second base on the first pitch to eliminate the threat.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   0  0  1 10  0
Courtney Senas          2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  4
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  3
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Kaitlin Allen         PH-LF     1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  4
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  0  4   0  1  5 21 13
Opp                              27  2  6   2  1  6 21 11

E - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1), Kaitlin Allen (1)
SB - Opp-1

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


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

STANFORD 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
02/24/2013, Cathedral City Classic, Palm Springs, Ca

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Lose Final Two at Mary Nutter Classic.

Florida State ends California stay with close losses to No. 17 Stanford and Nebraska.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - The 23rd-ranked Florida State softball team received fine performances from pitchers Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry on Sunday afternoon but were unable to make use of it as it fell to both Nebraska and No.17 Stanford in their final day at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

In a 3-1 loss to Stanford, Perry (5-4) took an undeserving loss after allowing just one unearned run on seven base hits with two strikeouts in seven innings. Perry held the Cardinal (13-3) to a .241 batting average (7-for-29) while stranding seven base runners. Despite the low strikeout total, Perry kept Stanford's offense at bay especially when Cardinal runners would reach base.

Playing against some of the best competition in the nation this weekend, Perry held her own by showing a 2.57 ERA in three games started against LIU-Brooklyn, No. 1 Oklahoma and 17th-ranked Stanford.

Waldrop (4-2) also threw a complete game, stifling Nebraska for most of the game by allowing two runs on six hits with six strikeouts. Like Perry, Waldrop kept her composure and made some of her best pitches when runners were on base and threatening to score, constantly keeping the Seminoles in the ballgame.

In her three appearances against No. 22 Washington, Oklahoma and Nebraska, Waldrop held the opposition to just a .222 batting average.

On Sunday, Briana Hamilton led the Seminoles with two base hits in five at-bats. For the tournament, junior Kelly Hensley finished batting .308 (4-for-13) with one home run and five RBIs. The Seminoles (9-6) finished 1-4 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic and are currently on a four-game skid.

Against Stanford, Courtney Senas' RBI single to left field got the Seminoles going in the first inning, fouling off several pitches before hitting a drifter over to the short part of the outfield. Victoria East scored from second base to put Florida State ahead early. It was the first time this season Florida State lost when scoring first, showing a 9-1 record in the given situation.

Florida State's run off Stanford starter Kelsey Stevens (8-1) was the first earned run scored off her in just over 30 innings pitched. Stevens was coming off a perfect-game performance on Saturday evening against Virginia.

Three errors by the Seminoles in the second inning helped Stanford take a 2-1 lead. With one out, Tegan Schmidt recorded an RBI single to left center field to tie the game. Two batters later with two outs, a fielding error at second base kept the inning alive. Stanford then scored another run in the inning on an errant throw down to second base trying to catch a Cardinal stealing. Schmidt would score on the play from third base to make it 2-1 Stanford.

Florida State's best scoring chance of the game came in the bottom of the sixth when Senas and Hensley began the inning with consecutive walks. Stanford then brought in reliever Teagan Gerhart and she forced a foul pop-up, a strikeout and a groundout to get the Cardinal out of a jam. Gerhart would end up getting the save.

Arguably the biggest run of the ballgame came with two outs in the seventh and a Stanford runner on first base. Sarah Hassman hit a slicing single down the left field line that was mishandled and allowed Leah White to score, making it 3-1 Stanford. Perry kept her memory short and promptly forced a groundout from Jenna Rich to end the frame.

In the bottom of the second against Nebraska, Florida State put two runners on with one out when Hamilton and Maddie O'Brien recorded consecutive singles. However, Nebraska starter Tatum Edwards (7-3) was able to record back-to-back strikeouts against Florida State's bottom of the lineup to prevent the Seminoles from crossing the plate early.

Two singles and a walk allowed Nebraska to load the bases in the top of the fourth with no outs. Tatum Edwards then took a two-strike offering and chopped a two-run single through the right side to give Nebraska the lead. Waldrop bounced back by inducing a short flyout, a strikeout and a groundout to escape what could have been a bigger inning for Nebraska.

Pinch hitter Kaitlin Allen provided a spark for the Seminoles in the bottom of the fifth against Nebraska when she recorded an infield single to lead off the inning. With one out, Allen advanced to second base and then reached third on a fielding error at third base off the bat of Senas. Hensley then drew a two-out walk to load the bases for Celeste Gomez, who grounded out to second base on the first pitch to eliminate the threat.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  0   0  0  1  8  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  1   1  1  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   0  0  2  2  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Kaitlin Allen           2B        3  0  0   0  0  3  1  3
Morgan Bullock          LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
Monica Perry            P                            2  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  1  3   1  2  9 21  8
Opp                              29  3  7   1  1  2 21  5

E - Opp-4, FSU-Celeste Gomez (1), Briana Hamilton (2), Kaitlin Allen (2), Morgan Bullock (1)
HBP - FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-5, FSU-Victoria East (1), Morgan Bullock (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (5-4)    7.0  7  3  1  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  3  1  1  2
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0  3  1  0  2  9


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

FLORIDA STATE 12, TROY 6
02/28/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien's Grand Slam Sparks Seminole Win.

Redshirt sophomore's four-run shot in the bottom of the sixth helps No. 25 Florida State softball break away from Troy in 12-6 victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Clinging to an 8-6 lead through five innings, the No. 25 Florida State softball team got a big lift from redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien as she recorded a grand slam late in the game to help give the Seminoles a 12-6 win over Troy on Thursday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

Faced with a 2-2 count against reliever Jaycee Affeldt and the bases loaded in the sixth, O'Brien swung on a pitch slightly up in the zone and hammered a mammoth shot to centerfield to give the Seminoles (10-6) a six-run advantage. The round-tripper was O'Brien's first of the season. The Palm Harbor, Fla. native also tied her career high by drawing three walks.

The performance marked O'Brien's 15th multiple-RBI game since 2012, the most of any Seminole in that time span.

"That was a great swing by Maddie. She came through when it mattered most tonight," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She had four quality plate appearances tonight and really sparked us late with a good swing on a 2-2 pitch that was right in her zone."

Junior Courtney Senas had a prolific day at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored. The Wahiawa, Hawaii native had the go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the second that gave Florida State a 3-2 lead they wouldn't relinquish. Junior Kelly Hensley finished 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, and freshman Alex Kossoff garnered her first RBI while finishing 1-for-3 with a run scored.

The Seminoles made Troy and its pitching staff work hard for strikes on Thursday night, drawing a season-high eight walks. The Trojans (6-7) proved to be just as feisty on the offensive end, with catcher Hannah Renn leading the charge with a 3-for-4 day including a home run and a double.

Redshirt senior pitcher Monica Perry (6-4) got her second win of the year in relief after pitching the final five innings and allowing just one earned run on one hit while striking out 10 of her 20 batters faced. Providing a change of pace with more of a hard-throwing mentality, Perry overpowered several Troy batters and painted her spots nicely on the inside and outside corners.

Florida State scored an unearned run in the first inning when Senas advanced home on a passed ball during teammate Maddie O'Brien's at-bat. Florida State drew three walks in the first frame and had the bases loaded with just one out, but a fielder's choice to the pitcher and a groundout by the Seminoles prevented any more runs from crossing the plate.

Troy pinch hitter Brittany Russ stepped to the plate in the second inning with the bases loaded and recorded a lining single to left field that just fell out of the outstretched glove of Kelly Hensley. Two runs scored on the play, but starter Lacey Waldrop battled back and forced a lineout and a groundout to end the damage.

The seven-run second inning was highlighted by a two-run lining single to right field from Senas and Hensley's fourth home run of the year, a two-run shot to right center to make it 5-2. Bailey Schinella came up three batters later and hit a dribbler to the pitcher that was overthrown to first base to bring in two more runs. Freshman Alex Kossoff capped the scoring with an infield slap single to the shortstop that drove in her first career run, making it 8-2.

Troy led off the top of the third with a solo home run by Renn and then put runners on second and third base with no outs. Perry entered the game and recorded a strikeout and a fielder's choice with a force out to home plate. Perry then struck out Bailey Blake but she advanced to first base on a wild pitch and allowed a run to score from third base to cut the deficit to 8-4.

Renn continued her hot bat in the top of the fourth when she whacked a two-run lining double to centerfield with no outs. Perry came back to get Caitlin Ortiz to strike out swinging, followed by a groundout and a pop-out to escape a bigger jam in the inning.

In the top of the seventh, Perry fittingly struck out the side to preserve Florida State's 10th victory of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  3  2   2  1  1  1  1
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  2  1   0  2  0  8  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  2  1   4  3  0  1  1
Bailey Schinella        DP        4  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  1  1   1  1  1  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  2
  Monica Perry          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26 12  6   9  8  3 21  6
Opp                              31  6  8   6  2 10 18 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Kelly Hensley (1), Maddie O'Brien (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (4), Maddie O'Brien (1)
HBP - FSU-Victoria East (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (4)
SB - FSU-Victoria East (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   2.0  7  4  3  0  0
Monica Perry         W (6-4)    5.0  1  2  1  2 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  6  4  2 10
Opp                  L          6.0  6 12  8  8  3


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

SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/01/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Noles Go 0-2 in First Day of Renegade Classic.

Florida State softball unable to exploit run-scoring opportunities as it falls to Southern Miss and Troy.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 25th-ranked Florida State softball team lost two close ballgames on Friday, falling to Southern Miss and Troy in day one of the Renegade Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (10-8) were hurt by their inability to take advantage of run-scoring chances, going 4-for-33 with runners on base and 3-for-22 with runners in scoring position. Florida State left seven runners on base against the Golden Eagles and eight runners were stranded against the Troy Trojans (7-8). Florida State lost to Southern Miss, 2-1, and fell to Troy, 6-3.

Overall, Florida State batted .245 (13-for-53) and was paced by the hitting of redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien. After recording her big grand slam in Thursday night's win over Troy, O'Brien finished 2-for-4 on the day with one double, one RBI and two walks. Freshman Victoria East went 3-for-7 with a double, including a multiple-hit performance against Southern Miss.

Against Troy, Florida State lost its first game of the season when leading after six innings. The Seminoles surrendered five runs in the top half of the seventh in its 6-3 loss. Versus Southern Miss, Florida State tried to battle back from its one-run deficit with a rally in the seventh, but went three up and three down to fall late. Southern Miss crossed the plate first in the top of the fourth inning in game one. Leadoff batter Caroline Walker led off with a slicing triple to left field, and Morgan McKeever followed with an RBI groundout to second baseman Kaitlin Allen to give the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Morgan Bullock had a big at-bat with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning. She came to the plate with runners on first and second base and pulled a 1-0 pitch for a double to the right center gap to bring home Alex Kossoff and tie the game at 1-1. Kossoff reached base on a fielder's choice bunt and Kaitlin Allen added a walked, but was thrown out by shortstop Caroline Walker on the relay of Bullock's hit to end the inning.

The Golden Eagles responded with a big two-out hit of their own in the top of the fifth when Walker recorded another big base hit, a run-scoring single through the right side to make it 2-1 Southern Miss.

In game two, Troy notched a run in the top of the second inning when Caitlin Ortiz hammered a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall to give the Trojans an early 1-0 lead. Two errors by the Seminoles in the same inning nearly gave Troy more runs, but Monica Perry (6-5) struck out Ebony Wright to end the frame with runners on first and third base.

Florida State missed a golden opportunity for runs against Troy in the bottom of the second, loading the bases with no outs. O'Brien started the inning with a double to left center and advanced to third base on a single from Celeste Gomez. After Kossoff walked to load the bases, the Seminoles recorded three consecutive fielder's choice grounders that all went to home plate.

Gomez came through in the bottom of the second with a two-out, two-run lining double to the right center gap to put the Seminoles back on top at 2-1.

Troy loaded the bases in the top of the fifth off Perry after she walked dangerous hitter Hannah Renn with two outs. With Ortiz to the plate, Perry made a few smart pitches and jammed the hot-hitting first baseman into a pop-out to East at third base to keep the lead at 2-1.

O'Brien provided an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth when she recorded a sacrifice fly to left field to advance the Seminole lead to 3-1. O'Brien's fly ball scored Courtney Senas from third base, who led off the inning with a single through the left side.

The Trojans battled back and mounted five runs off Perry and the Seminoles in the top of the seventh. With the bases loaded and one out, Renn recorded a line-drive double to right field that landed just over the glove of right fielder Erika Hoffner to score two runs and tie the game at 3-3. Two batters later, Amanda Winters had the game-winning two-run single to right center to help the Trojans to victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  0  2   0  0  0 11  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  0   0  1  2  0  1
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  9  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        0  0  0   0  2  0  0  5
  Bailey Schinella      PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Monica Perry          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  1  4   1  5  5 21 10
Opp                              27  2  5   2  1 10 21 12

E - FSU-Victoria East (1)
2B - FSU-Victoria East (1), Morgan Bullock (3)
3B - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Victoria East (3), Alex Kossoff (2)

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


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SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
5
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
1
-
0
0
1
4
1

TROY 6, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/01/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 25 Noles Go 0-2 in First Day of Renegade Classic.

Florida State softball unable to exploit run-scoring opportunities as it falls to Southern Miss and Troy.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 25th-ranked Florida State softball team lost two close ballgames on Friday, falling to Southern Miss and Troy in day one of the Renegade Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (10-8) were hurt by their inability to take advantage of run-scoring chances, going 4-for-33 with runners on base and 3-for-22 with runners in scoring position. Florida State left seven runners on base against the Golden Eagles and eight runners were stranded against the Troy Trojans (7-8). Florida State lost to Southern Miss, 2-1, and fell to Troy, 6-3.

Overall, Florida State batted .245 (13-for-53) and was paced by the hitting of redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien. After recording her big grand slam in Thursday night's win over Troy, O'Brien finished 2-for-4 on the day with one double, one RBI and two walks. Freshman Victoria East went 3-for-7 with a double, including a multiple-hit performance against Southern Miss.

Against Troy, Florida State lost its first game of the season when leading after six innings. The Seminoles surrendered five runs in the top half of the seventh in its 6-3 loss. Versus Southern Miss, Florida State tried to battle back from its one-run deficit with a rally in the seventh, but went three up and three down to fall late. Southern Miss crossed the plate first in the top of the fourth inning in game one. Leadoff batter Caroline Walker led off with a slicing triple to left field, and Morgan McKeever followed with an RBI groundout to second baseman Kaitlin Allen to give the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Morgan Bullock had a big at-bat with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning. She came to the plate with runners on first and second base and pulled a 1-0 pitch for a double to the right center gap to bring home Alex Kossoff and tie the game at 1-1. Kossoff reached base on a fielder's choice bunt and Kaitlin Allen added a walked, but was thrown out by shortstop Caroline Walker on the relay of Bullock's hit to end the inning.

The Golden Eagles responded with a big two-out hit of their own in the top of the fifth when Walker recorded another big base hit, a run-scoring single through the right side to make it 2-1 Southern Miss.

In game two, Troy notched a run in the top of the second inning when Caitlin Ortiz hammered a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall to give the Trojans an early 1-0 lead. Two errors by the Seminoles in the same inning nearly gave Troy more runs, but Monica Perry (6-5) struck out Ebony Wright to end the frame with runners on first and third base.

Florida State missed a golden opportunity for runs against Troy in the bottom of the second, loading the bases with no outs. O'Brien started the inning with a double to left center and advanced to third base on a single from Celeste Gomez. After Kossoff walked to load the bases, the Seminoles recorded three consecutive fielder's choice grounders that all went to home plate.

Gomez came through in the bottom of the second with a two-out, two-run lining double to the right center gap to put the Seminoles back on top at 2-1.

Troy loaded the bases in the top of the fifth off Perry after she walked dangerous hitter Hannah Renn with two outs. With Ortiz to the plate, Perry made a few smart pitches and jammed the hot-hitting first baseman into a pop-out to East at third base to keep the lead at 2-1.

O'Brien provided an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth when she recorded a sacrifice fly to left field to advance the Seminole lead to 3-1. O'Brien's fly ball scored Courtney Senas from third base, who led off the inning with a single through the left side.

The Trojans battled back and mounted five runs off Perry and the Seminoles in the top of the seventh. With the bases loaded and one out, Renn recorded a line-drive double to right field that landed just over the glove of right fielder Erika Hoffner to score two runs and tie the game at 3-3. Two batters later, Amanda Winters had the game-winning two-run single to right center to help the Trojans to victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           3B        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  1
Courtney Senas          2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           1B        4  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  1
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  2   2  0  0  9  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Monica Perry            DP-P      3  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  3  9   3  2  0 21  4
Opp                              28  6  6   5  4  8 21 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (2), Courtney Senas (2), Kelly Hensley (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3), Celeste Gomez (4), Kirstin Austin (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   0.0  0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry         L (6-5)    6.2  6  6  5  3  7
Bailey Schinella                0.1  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  6  5  4  8
Opp                  W          7.0  9  3  3  2  0


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TROY
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
6
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
3
9
3

FLORIDA STATE 8, APPALACHIAN STATE 7
03/02/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Rebound at Renegade Classic.

No. 25 Florida State softball defeats Appalachian State twice on Saturday to advance to championship game on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 25th-ranked Florida State softball team defeated Appalachian State twice on Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field to advance to the championship game of the Renegade Classic.

The Seminoles (12-8) won against the Mountaineers (3-6) by an 8-7 score in game one before winning 3-0 in game two.

"Today was a good bounce-back day for our ballclub," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We played with a lot of energy and effort and executed better at the plate. I thought our pitcher Monica Perry pitched a good game in the second game, which was the semifinals. We'll wait and see who we play on Sunday and will prepare for a tough game against either Troy or Southern Miss."

Playing in chilly weather with the wind blowing in, Florida State managed to use its power game to its advantage with six extra base hits on the day. The Seminoles scores eight runs on seven hits in game one, using two-hit games from Victoria East and Courtney Senas to spark them at the top of the order.

In the first game, redshirt junior reliever Jessica Nori (1-0) got her first win of the season pitching three middle relief frames and allowing just one unearned run while surrendering three hits. Starter Lacey Waldrop earned her first save of the season when she entered the seventh with the bases loaded and induced two immediate outs before working hard for the third out, which was a groundout to shortstop by Appalachian State's Sarah Warnock.

In the second game, junior Kelly Hensley finished 3-for-3 with a two-run home run to lead Florida State past the Mountaineers. Hensley had her second 3-hit game of the season and her two RBIs mark her sixth multiple-RBI game of the season. Starter Monica Perry (7-5) recorded her second shutout of the season, throwing seven innings and allowing four hits with four strikeouts.

Victoria East started the day well by leading off the bottom of the first with a double to the right center gap. After a successful first-and-third situation executed by East and Senas, Maddie O'Brien grounded out to shortstop to bring in Senas from third base and give Florida State a 2-0 lead. Celeste Gomez then grounded out sharply to shortstop to bring home Hensley, giving the Seminoles a 3-0 lead in game one.

The Seminoles scored three more runs in the second inning, including two off a long double to the left center wall from Senas. The first run of the inning was scored off the bat of Morgan Bullock, who hit a slow grounder to the shortstop to drive home Kirstin Austin.

After Appalachian State scored three runs in the top of the third, Florida State bounced back with two of its own in the bottom half. After drawing a walk with one out, Bailey Schinella scored on a single to left field by Bullock that went under the glove of Mountaineer left fielder Ashley Seering. Bullock was then brought home on a sacrifice fly to right field from East, making it 8-3.

Appalachian State scored four runs in the top of the seventh before Waldrop closed out the game for the Seminoles.

In the tournament play game, Florida State broke a scoreless game in the top of the fifth when Senas whacked a run-scoring single up the middle to score East, who reached base on a double off the wall. Hensley then delivered a long two-run home run to left center that managed to get through a howling wind to put the Seminoles up 3-0.

Perry finished off the Mountaineers in the bottom of the seventh, forcing three consecutive groundouts to put the Seminoles in the championship game. In both games, the Seminoles scored first. Florida State is 12-1 this season when scoring first.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           3B        3  2  2   1  0  0  2  4
Courtney Senas          2B        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  4
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  1  0   0  1  0 12  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   1  2  0  3  4
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   1  0  0  1  1
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-P      2  2  1   0  1  0  0  1
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  8  7   6  4  0 21 16
Opp                              29  7  9   6  4  2 18 14

E - Opp-4, FSU-Victoria East (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (2), Courtney Senas (4)
HBP - Opp-3
SF - FSU-Victoria East (2)
SB - FSU-Victoria East (4), Kirstin Austin (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        Sv(1)      3.0  4  2  2  0  2
Jessica Nori         W (1-0)    3.0  3  1  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella                1.0  2  4  4  3  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  7  6  4  2
Opp                  L          6.0  7  8  5  4  0


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

FLORIDA STATE 3, APPALACHIAN STATE 0
03/02/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Rebound at Renegade Classic.

No. 25 Florida State softball defeats Appalachian State twice on Saturday to advance to championship game on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 25th-ranked Florida State softball team defeated Appalachian State twice on Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field to advance to the championship game of the Renegade Classic.

The Seminoles (12-8) won against the Mountaineers (3-6) by an 8-7 score in game one before winning 3-0 in game two.

"Today was a good bounce-back day for our ballclub," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We played with a lot of energy and effort and executed better at the plate. I thought our pitcher Monica Perry pitched a good game in the second game, which was the semifinals. We'll wait and see who we play on Sunday and will prepare for a tough game against either Troy or Southern Miss."

Playing in chilly weather with the wind blowing in, Florida State managed to use its power game to its advantage with six extra base hits on the day. The Seminoles scores eight runs on seven hits in game one, using two-hit games from Victoria East and Courtney Senas to spark them at the top of the order.

In the first game, redshirt junior reliever Jessica Nori (1-0) got her first win of the season pitching three middle relief frames and allowing just one unearned run while surrendering three hits. Starter Lacey Waldrop earned her first save of the season when she entered the seventh with the bases loaded and induced two immediate outs before working hard for the third out, which was a groundout to shortstop by Appalachian State's Sarah Warnock.

In the second game, junior Kelly Hensley finished 3-for-3 with a two-run home run to lead Florida State past the Mountaineers. Hensley had her second 3-hit game of the season and her two RBIs mark her sixth multiple-RBI game of the season. Starter Monica Perry (7-5) recorded her second shutout of the season, throwing seven innings and allowing four hits with four strikeouts.

Victoria East started the day well by leading off the bottom of the first with a double to the right center gap. After a successful first-and-third situation executed by East and Senas, Maddie O'Brien grounded out to shortstop to bring in Senas from third base and give Florida State a 2-0 lead. Celeste Gomez then grounded out sharply to shortstop to bring home Hensley, giving the Seminoles a 3-0 lead in game one.

The Seminoles scored three more runs in the second inning, including two off a long double to the left center wall from Senas. The first run of the inning was scored off the bat of Morgan Bullock, who hit a slow grounder to the shortstop to drive home Kirstin Austin.

After Appalachian State scored three runs in the top of the third, Florida State bounced back with two of its own in the bottom half. After drawing a walk with one out, Bailey Schinella scored on a single to left field by Bullock that went under the glove of Mountaineer left fielder Ashley Seering. Bullock was then brought home on a sacrifice fly to right field from East, making it 8-3.

Appalachian State scored four runs in the top of the seventh before Waldrop closed out the game for the Seminoles.

In the tournament play game, Florida State broke a scoreless game in the top of the fifth when Senas whacked a run-scoring single up the middle to score East, who reached base on a double off the wall. Hensley then delivered a long two-run home run to left center that managed to get through a howling wind to put the Seminoles up 3-0.

Perry finished off the Mountaineers in the bottom of the seventh, forcing three consecutive groundouts to put the Seminoles in the championship game. In both games, the Seminoles scored first. Florida State is 12-1 this season when scoring first.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           3B        4  1  1   0  0  2  4  3
Courtney Senas          2B        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  2
Kelly Hensley           1B        3  1  3   2  1  0  9  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  3  2
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Monica Perry            DP-P      2  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  3  7   3  4  3 21 10
Opp                              24  0  4   0  0  4 21  5

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (3), Kelly Hensley (3), Kirstin Austin (2)
HR - FSU-Kelly Hensley (5)
SB - FSU-Alex Kossoff (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   0.0  0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry         W (7-5)    7.0  4  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  0  0  0  4
Opp                  L          7.0  7  3  3  4  3


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, TROY 0
03/03/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Tosses Second Career No-Hitter in 8-0 Win.

Sophomore right-hander shuts down hot-hitting Troy as No. 25 Florida State wins Renegade Classic championship.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State sophomore right-hander Lacey Waldrop had everything working inside the circle on Sunday afternoon as she recorded her second career no-hitter in an 8-0 mercy-rule victory over Troy in the championship game of the Renegade Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

Aside from a fielding error to open the bottom of the first inning, Waldrop (5-3) retired her next 15 batters faced as she showcased a zipping fastball and some tricky offspeed pitches in her repertoire to help the Seminoles (13-8) end the weekend on a positive note. The Chester, Va. native struck out nine batters in just five innings, falling just short of her career high of 11 set in a seven-inning win over UCF this season on Feb. 20.

"Lacey responded so well today and had everything going for her," head coach and pitching coach Lonni Alameda said. "She executed her pitches so well today and mixed things up and kept a good-hitting Troy team off balanced. I think her confidence continued to climb as the game progressed and with the offensive support she had it was really easy to feel comfortable out there. Hopefully this builds toward something bigger for her and our team."

Waldrop's first career no-hitter also occurred in a five-inning win over Ole Miss on Feb. 12, 2012. A few highlights of her performance Sunday included not allowing a ball to reach the outfield except for Troy pitcher Rachel Rigney's flyout to left field in the fourth. In the bottom of the third, Waldrop also struck out the side as Troy was designated as the home team because of being the higher seed in tournament play.

Florida State produced 10 base hits Sunday afternoon, its sixth double-digit hit performance of the year. Junior Courtney Senas finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and junior catcher Celeste Gomez added two hits including her third home run of the season. Kelly Hensley finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double, her fourth multiple-hit game of the season.

Senas' double down the left field line in the top of the first helped Florida State jump on top of Troy early. Hensley followed and recorded an infield single to second base. Already heading to third base, Senas instinctively went home on the throw to first base and gave the Seminoles a 1-0 lead.

Kirstin Austin started off the second inning with a double down the left field line. She then advanced on a wild pitch, and Monica Perry followed with an RBI groundout to second base to put the Seminoles ahead by a 2-0 score through the first two frames.

Florida State loaded the bases in the top of the third following a nice bunt single by Morgan Bullock to the left side. However, a fielder's choice resulted in an out at home plate and a groundout to Troy shortstop Bailey Blake prevented Florida State from crossing the plate.

Florida State punctuated its performance with six runs scored in the top of the fifth. Following a single by Maddie O'Brien, Gomez drove a 2-1 pitch far over the centerfield wall for a two-run shot. Pinch hitter Bailey Schinella would eventually step in and lifted a 1-2 outside pitch to right center for an RBI single, making it 5-0.

Senas provided a big extra base hit with her second triple of the season, a two-run hit off the right center wall. Hensley then added an RBI double to make it 8-0.

Waldrop finished the game in the bottom of the fifth, striking out Brittany Russ before inducing two consecutive groundouts to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           3B        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          2B        4  2  2   2  0  0  0  1
Kelly Hensley           1B        4  0  2   1  0  1  6  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  1   2  1  0  8  2
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Perry            DP        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  8 10   7  4  1 15  6
Opp                              15  0  0   0  0  9 15  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (4)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (5), Kelly Hensley (4), Kirstin Austin (3)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
HR - FSU-Celeste Gomez (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Morgan Bullock (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (5-3)    5.0  0  0  0  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  0  0  0  0  9
Opp                  L          5.0 10  8  8  4  1


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FLORIDA STATE
1
1
0
0
6
8
10
1
TROY
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1

FLORIDA STATE 8, PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE 0
03/05/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Austin's Career Night Powers Seminoles.

Senior's three hits and three RBIs combined with Monica Perry's one-hit performance give Seminole softball an 8-0 win over Blue Hose in six innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State softball team received several good individual performances, most notably from Kirstin Austin and Monica Perry, to defeat Presbyterian 8-0 in six innings on Tuesday night at JoAnne Graf Field.

Austin, a senior from Temple Terrace, Fla., recorded a career high three base hits in four at-bats while also totaling a career-best three RBIs in the win. The talented outfielder fell just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, recording a three-run home run in the second inning, a single in the third and a double in the sixth. Her seven total bases also highlighted her career performance.

Florida State starter Monica Perry (8-5) had a dominant outing for the Seminoles (14-8). The Whitesburg, Ga. native retired her first 10 batters faced before allowing a walk to Jill Mclean in the top of the fourth inning. With a no-hitter still intact through her first 14 batters faced, Perry surrendered her first hit of the evening on an infield single by Presbyterian's Jennifer Marshall with two outs in the fifth.

"We really got a boost from several people tonight," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I was proud of the way Kirstin Austin swung the bat - she was locked in at every plate appearance. We've been able to power up a bit this year with Kelly Hensley and Courtney Senas and they both hit big home runs for us tonight along with Kirstin. I thought Monica (Perry) pitched great as well and took control of things from the start tonight."

Perry struck out six of her 18 batters faced in five innings pitched before giving way to reliever Bailey Schinella. She then closed out the game with one scoreless inning pitched in the sixth. Schinella also ended the game in mercy-rule fashion when she drove in Alex Kossoff for the walk-off run in the bottom half on an RBI single.

Junior Courtney Senas recorded three RBIs for the Seminoles, all on her line-drive home run to left field in the fifth inning. Kelly Hensley added her team-leading sixth home run of the season and recorded two hits. Schinella's 2-for-3 day marked her career high in base hits.

Overall, the Seminoles had another solid outing at the plate by finishing 13-for-29 with four extra base hits. Florida State's three home runs were its second most in a game this season, trailing only the four home runs it hit at UCF on Feb. 20.

The win improves Florida State's record against Big South schools to 31-2 all-time, including its first win over Presbyterian in the teams' first-ever meeting. The Blue Hose (8-9) finished 1-for-19 at the plate and used four pitchers on Tuesday night, with starter Kensley Loudermelk (6-4) getting the loss.

In the bottom of the second inning, Austin stepped to the plate with runners on first and second base with one out. Austin took a low 2-2 pitch and drove it over the right center wall for a three-run home run to give the Seminoles a nice cushion early. The home run was Austin's first of the season and second of her career.

Hensley wasted no time adding insurance runs for the Seminoles in the bottom of the third, hammering a first-pitch solo shot to right center to make it 4-0. Senas did more damage when she launched her fifth home run of the season, a three-run dinger on a 2-1 count that was driven quickly over the left field wall in the fifth.

Kossoff recorded a bunt single in the sixth inning and was moved over to third base on Austin's double down the right field line with one out. Schinella then stepped to the plate and delivered a walk-off single to right field, Florida State's seventh mercy-rule win of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  1  1   0  0  0  5  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  1  2   3  0  0  3  0
Kelly Hensley           LF        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  1
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  1   0  1  0  6  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          RF        4  1  3   3  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-P      3  1  2   1  1  0  0  1
Kaitlin Allen           2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Monica Perry            P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  8 13   8  5  1 18  4
Opp                              19  0  1   0  1  7 16 11

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Kirstin Austin (4)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (5), Kelly Hensley (6), Kirstin Austin (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (3)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (8-5)    5.0  1  0  0  1  6
Bailey Schinella                1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  1  0  0  1  7
Opp                  L          5.1 13  8  8  5  1


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PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
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0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
3
1
0
3
1
8
13
0

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
03/09/2013, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Wolfpack in ACC Doubleheader.

Florida State softball notches 15 runs off 19 hits and a near no-hitter from Lacey Waldrop to win first two conference games over NC State.

RALEIGH, NC - A resounding offensive performance combined with flawless outings from pitchers Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry allowed the Florida State softball team to win both games of Saturday's doubleheader at NC State at Dail Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.

Florida State defeated the Wolfpack (11-7-1, 0-2) 4-0 in game one, then earned its eighth mercy-rule win of the season in game two, 11-1 (6).

"Everything worked well for us today. I'm very proud of the way we played," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Our pitching was fantastic, our hitting was great, we made great decisions out there in the field. Today was a day where everything clicked for us and it comes at a crucial point in the season when conference play begins. Our pitchers were extremely effective; we had several hitters take charge at the plate and in the end when you execute like that you get two big W's."

The Seminoles (16-8, 2-0) won on ACC opening day thanks to an opportunistic offense that scored runs in bunches. In both games combined, Florida State recorded four three-run home runs and five round-trippers altogether. Game one starter Monica Perry pitched her third shutout of the season in game one, while sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop came within one final strike of delivering her third career no-hitter in game two.

For the day, junior centerfielder Courtney Senas finished 6-for-8 with two home runs, four RBIs and 12 total bases. The Wahiawa, Hawaii native went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBIs, as her four base hits marked a career high. Senas entered the doubleheader having recorded three base hits in a game seven times in her career. She is now the third Seminole this season to notch four base hits in a game, joining Tiffani Brown and Stephanie Hartness.

Junior Kelly Hensley was also torrid at the plate, going 4-for-6 with one home run, four RBIs, two doubles and nine total bases in both games. Florida State totaled 10 extra base hits, and made the most of its chances by finishing 7-for-22 with runners in scoring position throughout the day.

Waldrop and Perry had exceptional performances in the circle. Waldrop started game two and struck out a career high 12 batters in 5.2 innings. The Chester, Va. native's first nine outs recorded were strikeouts, giving her nine K's through her first three innings pitched.

With Florida State leading 11-1 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, NC State's Chelsea Tate spoiled Waldrop's second no-hit bid of the season by hitting a 1-2 pitch into the left center gap for a double. Reliever Jessica Nori would finish the game for the final out.

Waldrop recorded a five-inning no-hitter in her last outing entering Saturday's start against Troy. Right before she allowed a base hit to Tate, she had not surrendered a hit in her last 11 innings pitched.

Perry was aided by early run support in game one, but the Whitesburg, Ga. native did an excellent job stranding the Wolfpack runners throughout the game. Perry pitched a complete-game seven innings and tied her season high with 10 strikeouts, which she also recorded this season against Tulsa and Troy. NC State left eight runners on base.

Perry surrendered just five hits, allowing the Wolfpack to reach base on leadoff at-bats in the first four innings. However, the redshirt senior pitcher made smart pitches and got herself out of several jams. All game, Perry jammed NC State hitters and forced a lot of foul balls as the Wolfpack found it hard to string together quality at-bats against the Seminoles.

In the top of the first inning in game one, Florida State struck early when Hensley saw a 2-2 pitch up in the letters and cranked her seventh home run of the season, a three-run shot to left center. The Niceville, Fla. native scored Victoria East, who started the game with a double and Senas, who singled up the middle.

Perry allowed a double to the right center gap by Caitlin Dent to start the second inning, then advanced to third base on a wild pitch. However, Perry managed to strike out three consecutive batters and get out of the inning unscathed.

Senas added a crucial insurance run in the top of the seventh, hammering a solo home run to centerfield for her sixth round-tripper of the year to make it 4-0.

In game two, Hensley's RBI double through the right side drove in Senas to give Florida State another early cushion at 1-0.

In the top of the third, catcher Celeste Gomez recorded a three-run home run to centerfield to plate Senas and Hensley and give the Seminoles a 4-0 lead. Gomez's home run was her fourth of the season, another line-drive shot that got out of the ballpark in a hurry.

Gomez's home run off NC State starting pitcher Emily Weiman (10-6) was her third given up on the day. Weiman entered Saturday's doubleheader having only given up one home run in her first 15 appearances this season.

In the top of the fourth in game two, Kaitlin Allen drew a walk and advanced to second base on a single by Victoria East. Senas then swung at the first pitch she saw from reliever Chelsea Stanfield and delivered another three-run home run to push the Florida State advantage to 7-0. Senas and Hensley are now tied for the team lead with seven home runs apiece.

Shortstop Maddie O'Brien added to the scoring in the top of the sixth, lacing a run-scoring double to the opposite field in left for an 8-0 lead.

Kirstin Austin continued Florida State's three-run home-run onslaught, hitting another first-pitch offering over the right centerfield wall to extend the Seminole lead to 11-0. Austin's second home run of the year drove in O'Brien and Macey Cheatham.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  2   0  0  1  2  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  2  2   1  0  0  0  3
Kelly Hensley           LF        4  1  3   3  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  2  1  3  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  0   0  0  1 10  1
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        1  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
  Alex Kossoff          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4  8   4  3  7 21  4
Opp                              26  0  5   0  3 10 21  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Victoria East (4), Kelly Hensley (5)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (6), Kelly Hensley (7)
SH - FSU-Morgan Bullock (5)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (5), Kelly Hensley (1)
CS - FSU-Kirstin Austin (1)

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 11, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
03/09/2013, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Sweep Wolfpack in ACC Doubleheader.

Florida State softball notches 15 runs off 19 hits and a near no-hitter from Lacey Waldrop to win first two conference games over NC State.

RALEIGH, NC - A resounding offensive performance combined with flawless outings from pitchers Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry allowed the Florida State softball team to win both games of Saturday's doubleheader at NC State at Dail Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.

Florida State defeated the Wolfpack (11-7-1, 0-2) 4-0 in game one, then earned its eighth mercy-rule win of the season in game two, 11-1 (6).

"Everything worked well for us today. I'm very proud of the way we played," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Our pitching was fantastic, our hitting was great, we made great decisions out there in the field. Today was a day where everything clicked for us and it comes at a crucial point in the season when conference play begins. Our pitchers were extremely effective; we had several hitters take charge at the plate and in the end when you execute like that you get two big W's."

The Seminoles (16-8, 2-0) won on ACC opening day thanks to an opportunistic offense that scored runs in bunches. In both games combined, Florida State recorded four three-run home runs and five round-trippers altogether. Game one starter Monica Perry pitched her third shutout of the season in game one, while sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop came within one final strike of delivering her third career no-hitter in game two.

For the day, junior centerfielder Courtney Senas finished 6-for-8 with two home runs, four RBIs and 12 total bases. The Wahiawa, Hawaii native went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBIs, as her four base hits marked a career high. Senas entered the doubleheader having recorded three base hits in a game seven times in her career. She is now the third Seminole this season to notch four base hits in a game, joining Tiffani Brown and Stephanie Hartness.

Junior Kelly Hensley was also torrid at the plate, going 4-for-6 with one home run, four RBIs, two doubles and nine total bases in both games. Florida State totaled 10 extra base hits, and made the most of its chances by finishing 7-for-22 with runners in scoring position throughout the day.

Waldrop and Perry had exceptional performances in the circle. Waldrop started game two and struck out a career high 12 batters in 5.2 innings. The Chester, Va. native's first nine outs recorded were strikeouts, giving her nine K's through her first three innings pitched.

With Florida State leading 11-1 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, NC State's Chelsea Tate spoiled Waldrop's second no-hit bid of the season by hitting a 1-2 pitch into the left center gap for a double. Reliever Jessica Nori would finish the game for the final out.

Waldrop recorded a five-inning no-hitter in her last outing entering Saturday's start against Troy. Right before she allowed a base hit to Tate, she had not surrendered a hit in her last 11 innings pitched.

Perry was aided by early run support in game one, but the Whitesburg, Ga. native did an excellent job stranding the Wolfpack runners throughout the game. Perry pitched a complete-game seven innings and tied her season high with 10 strikeouts, which she also recorded this season against Tulsa and Troy. NC State left eight runners on base.

Perry surrendered just five hits, allowing the Wolfpack to reach base on leadoff at-bats in the first four innings. However, the redshirt senior pitcher made smart pitches and got herself out of several jams. All game, Perry jammed NC State hitters and forced a lot of foul balls as the Wolfpack found it hard to string together quality at-bats against the Seminoles.

In the top of the first inning in game one, Florida State struck early when Hensley saw a 2-2 pitch up in the letters and cranked her seventh home run of the season, a three-run shot to left center. The Niceville, Fla. native scored Victoria East, who started the game with a double and Senas, who singled up the middle.

Perry allowed a double to the right center gap by Caitlin Dent to start the second inning, then advanced to third base on a wild pitch. However, Perry managed to strike out three consecutive batters and get out of the inning unscathed.

Senas added a crucial insurance run in the top of the seventh, hammering a solo home run to centerfield for her sixth round-tripper of the year to make it 4-0.

In game two, Hensley's RBI double through the right side drove in Senas to give Florida State another early cushion at 1-0.

In the top of the third, catcher Celeste Gomez recorded a three-run home run to centerfield to plate Senas and Hensley and give the Seminoles a 4-0 lead. Gomez's home run was her fourth of the season, another line-drive shot that got out of the ballpark in a hurry.

Gomez's home run off NC State starting pitcher Emily Weiman (10-6) was her third given up on the day. Weiman entered Saturday's doubleheader having only given up one home run in her first 15 appearances this season.

In the top of the fourth in game two, Kaitlin Allen drew a walk and advanced to second base on a single by Victoria East. Senas then swung at the first pitch she saw from reliever Chelsea Stanfield and delivered another three-run home run to push the Florida State advantage to 7-0. Senas and Hensley are now tied for the team lead with seven home runs apiece.

Shortstop Maddie O'Brien added to the scoring in the top of the sixth, lacing a run-scoring double to the opposite field in left for an 8-0 lead.

Kirstin Austin continued Florida State's three-run home-run onslaught, hitting another first-pitch offering over the right centerfield wall to extend the Seminole lead to 11-0. Austin's second home run of the year drove in O'Brien and Macey Cheatham.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  1   0  0  1  4  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  4  4   3  0  0  0  1
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     2  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  1   3  0  0  9  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     2  1  1   3  2  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        2  1  0   0  2  0  0  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29 11 11  11  6  1 18  3
Opp                              20  1  2   1  4 12 18  7

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (6), Maddie O'Brien (4), Morgan Bullock (4)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (7), Celeste Gomez (4), Kirstin Austin (2)
HBP - FSU-Kelly Hensley (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (6-3)    5.2  1  1  1  4 12
Jessica Nori                    0.1  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  2  1  1  4 12
Opp                  L          6.0 11 11 10  6  1


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
3
3
0
4
11
11
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2

FLORIDA STATE 2, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
03/10/2013, RALEIGH, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Shuts Down NC State to Get ACC Sweep.

Sophomore pitcher earns her second win of the weekend as Florida State starts 3-0 in ACC play for the second straight season.

RALEIGH, NC - Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop pitched seven superb innings on Sunday afternoon as the Florida State softball team won a pitchers' duel, 2-0, to earn a three-game sweep of NC State this weekend at Dail Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.

The victory for the Seminoles (17-8, 3-0) marks the second straight season Florida State has started 3-0 in conference play. Last season, Florida State also swept NC State in its conference-opening series at home and has defeated the Wolfpack eight consecutive times.

Waldrop was dominant on Sunday, striking out 10 of her 25 batters faced and allowing just three hits. The Chester, Va. native got stronger as the game wore on, retiring 13 of her last 14 batters faced. In her two games started against the Wolfpack this weekend, Waldrop combined to go 2-0 with a 0.55 ERA and had 22 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched.

"Lacey was fantastic this whole weekend in the circle. Our performance in these three games gives us a real boost of confidence," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Lacey showed a lot of poise out there and kept sticking to her pitches. This is the second straight year we've started 3-0 in conference play and we need to continue playing at this level going forward."

Florida State managed just three hits in 23 at-bats against NC State's Emily Weiman (10-7), but one big swing from Maddie O'Brien was all they need as she connected on her second home run of the season in the first inning. In all three games, Florida State scored at least one run in the first inning and stole momentum from the Wolfpack early.

The Wolfpack threatened to score in the first inning after mustering two base hits off Waldrop, twice its total from Saturday's one-hit performance. Kirsty Grant recorded a single through the left side with one out, and Hanna Sommer followed with a bloop single to centerfield. NC State's Chelsea Tate advanced both runners on a groundout to shortstop, but Waldrop forced Caitlin Dent to line out to Maddie O'Brien at shortstop to end the inning.

O'Brien led off the top of the second inning with her second home run of the season, an opposite-field solo shot to left field. NC State starter Emily Weiman kept going away at the cleanup hitter and O'Brien recognized the pitch she wanted and made the most of it, giving Florida State its sixth home run hit over the three-game series.

The Seminoles manufactured their second run of the game when Courtney Senas reached base on a walk with one out in the third. On an attempted hit-and-run, Senas stole second base. Kelly Hensley then drove in Senas on a hard single to centerfield, as NC State centerfielder Caitlin Dent's throw was just off to the side of catcher Kirsty Grant. Senas snuck her foot on the corner of the plate right before the tag was made, giving Florida State a 2-0 lead.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  2 11  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  3
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   1  0  0  1  4
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  2  8  2
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  2  3   2  3  8 21 11
Opp                              25  0  3   0  0 10 21  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2)
SH - FSU-Morgan Bullock (6)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (7-3)    7.0  3  0  0  0 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  0 10
Opp                  L          7.0  3  2  2  3  8


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
3
1
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 11, FL INTERNATIONAL 2
03/12/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps FIU in Doubleheader.

Noles' offense continues to produce in mid-week twinbill victory over Panthers on Tuesday evening.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Buoyed by an offense that batted .340 in two games and produced seven extra base-hits and 18 RBIs, the Florida State softball team once again used its power-packed lineup to its advantage as it defeated FIU in a home doubleheader on Tuesday night at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (19-8) beat the Panthers (16-13) 11-2 in five innings in game one. Florida State then dropped FIU in game two by a 7-4 score. The victories extend Florida State's season-long win streak to nine games.

"It was another great offensive performance for us," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We executed in several situations and made the most of our chances with runners on base. It's always good to come away with two wins in a doubleheader and we turn right back around and play another game tomorrow against Tennessee State."

On Tuesday, junior Courtney Senas recorded two more long balls to bring her season total to nine. The number is already tied for ninth on Florida State's single-season list, as the Wahiawa, Hawaii native and reigning ACC Player of the Week recorded a solo home run in each game. Altogether, she finished 3-for-4 on the day with four RBIs, one double, three walks and a sacrifice hit.

Senas now has 12 multiple-hit games this season after finishing 2-for-3 in game one, nearly double the amount of the next Seminole. She has reached base in 13 consecutive games and also leads the team with 10 multiple RBI games.

Overall, Florida State finished 16-for-47 at the plate. The Seminoles were pesky with two outs, going 9-for-19 against FIU while also finishing 8-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Junior Kelly Hensley was one of several Seminoles exploiting run-scoring opportunities, knocking out a three-run home run that gave the Seminoles their ninth mercy-rule win of the season in game one. Hensley went 3-for-8 with four RBIs in both games.

Freshman second baseman Kaitlin Allen recorded her first multiple-hit game as a Seminole in game one, going 2-for-3 with one RBI and one walk. The Seminoles worked the count in both games and forced 12 walks.

Florida State's arms in the circle in Lacey Waldrop (8-3) and Monica Perry (10-5) each earned wins. Waldrop, named the ACC Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, allowed one earned run on one hit in four innings. Over her last four starts, Waldrop has allowed just five hits, two earned runs and has struck out 35 batters in 21.2 innings pitched.

Perry was also effective in game two, tossing four innings and allowed one earned run with four strikeouts.

FIU scored two runs in the top of the first in game one, as Nicole Rascon's bunt single resulted in a throwing error by Waldrop that allowed preceding runner Brie Rojas to score from first base. Aleim Lopez then brought in another run on an RBI groundout to second base to make the score 2-0.

Florida State fought back with two outs in the bottom of the first inning when Maddie O'Brien lined an RBI double down the right field line to cut the deficit to 2-1. After O'Brien reached third base on a stolen base, Celeste Gomez came through with a chopping single up the middle to score O'Brien and knot the game at 2-2.

The Seminoles scored two more runs in the bottom of the second, once again with two outs. With Kaitlin Allen on third base and Macey Cheatham on second base, Senas hit a two-strike offering into left center for a two-run bloop double.

Morgan Bullock added to the lead in the third inning when she lined an RBI single to right centerfield. Florida State then scored its fifth run of the game with two outs when Kaitlin Allen recorded an RBI single to centerfield to drive in Kirstin Austin, making the score 6-2.

Another two-run inning in the fourth was highlighted by Senas' eighth home run of the season, a solo blast to centerfield. Austin eventually followed with an RBI single through the left side, extending the lead to 8-2.

Hensley provided Florida State its ninth mercy-rule victory of the season when she produced a three-run home run to right center in the fifth inning, effectively ending the contest at 11-2.

In game two, Hensley picked up where she left off by driving in the game's first run on a slow-rolling single that snuck through the right side, bringing home Victoria East to make it 1-0.

With one swing of the bat, FIU responded as Aleim Lopez drove an 0-1 pitch from Perry over the centerfield wall in the top of the second inning to tie the game at 1-1.

Florida State batted around in the bottom of the third inning, scoring six runs on four hits. Senas led off the inning with her ninth home run of the season, and Allen and Alex Kossoff forced bases-loaded walks to bring the score to 4-1. East then produced a big three-run double to right field to add more insurance runs.

FIU notched two runs off a two-run single with two outs in the fifth, then scored another run in the sixth inning on an errant throw from the Seminoles to climb back into the game trailing 7-4.

Redshirt junior reliever Jessica Nori pitched the final 1.2 innings in game two and threw a scoreless seventh inning to record her first save of the season. Nori's save gives her five for her career, putting her in sole possession of fifth place on the school's all-time list.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  1   0  0  0  8  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  3  2   3  2  0  2  3
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     4  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  2  1   1  2  0  0  4
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     2  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  3
Macey Cheatham          C         2  1  0   0  1  0  4  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 11 11  11  6  0 15 13
Opp                              17  2  1   1  2  4 14  6

E - FSU-Lacey Waldrop (3), Victoria East 2 (6)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (6), Maddie O'Brien (5)
3B - FSU-Victoria East (1)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (8), Kelly Hensley (8)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (8-3)    4.0  1  2  1  2  4
Jessica Nori                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  2  1  2  4
Opp                  L          4.2 11 11 11  6  0


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FL INTERNATIONAL
2
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
FLORIDA STATE
2
2
2
2
3
11
11
3

FLORIDA STATE 7, FL INTERNATIONAL 4
03/12/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps FIU in Doubleheader.

Noles' offense continues to produce in mid-week twinbill victory over Panthers on Tuesday evening.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Buoyed by an offense that batted .340 in two games and produced seven extra base-hits and 18 RBIs, the Florida State softball team once again used its power-packed lineup to its advantage as it defeated FIU in a home doubleheader on Tuesday night at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (19-8) beat the Panthers (16-13) 11-2 in five innings in game one. Florida State then dropped FIU in game two by a 7-4 score. The victories extend Florida State's season-long win streak to nine games.

"It was another great offensive performance for us," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We executed in several situations and made the most of our chances with runners on base. It's always good to come away with two wins in a doubleheader and we turn right back around and play another game tomorrow against Tennessee State."

On Tuesday, junior Courtney Senas recorded two more long balls to bring her season total to nine. The number is already tied for ninth on Florida State's single-season list, as the Wahiawa, Hawaii native and reigning ACC Player of the Week recorded a solo home run in each game. Altogether, she finished 3-for-4 on the day with four RBIs, one double, three walks and a sacrifice hit.

Senas now has 12 multiple-hit games this season after finishing 2-for-3 in game one, nearly double the amount of the next Seminole. She has reached base in 13 consecutive games and also leads the team with 10 multiple RBI games.

Overall, Florida State finished 16-for-47 at the plate. The Seminoles were pesky with two outs, going 9-for-19 against FIU while also finishing 8-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Junior Kelly Hensley was one of several Seminoles exploiting run-scoring opportunities, knocking out a three-run home run that gave the Seminoles their ninth mercy-rule win of the season in game one. Hensley went 3-for-8 with four RBIs in both games.

Freshman second baseman Kaitlin Allen recorded her first multiple-hit game as a Seminole in game one, going 2-for-3 with one RBI and one walk. The Seminoles worked the count in both games and forced 12 walks.

Florida State's arms in the circle in Lacey Waldrop (8-3) and Monica Perry (10-5) each earned wins. Waldrop, named the ACC Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, allowed one earned run on one hit in four innings. Over her last four starts, Waldrop has allowed just five hits, two earned runs and has struck out 35 batters in 21.2 innings pitched.

Perry was also effective in game two, tossing four innings and allowed one earned run with four strikeouts.

FIU scored two runs in the top of the first in game one, as Nicole Rascon's bunt single resulted in a throwing error by Waldrop that allowed preceding runner Brie Rojas to score from first base. Aleim Lopez then brought in another run on an RBI groundout to second base to make the score 2-0.

Florida State fought back with two outs in the bottom of the first inning when Maddie O'Brien lined an RBI double down the right field line to cut the deficit to 2-1. After O'Brien reached third base on a stolen base, Celeste Gomez came through with a chopping single up the middle to score O'Brien and knot the game at 2-2.

The Seminoles scored two more runs in the bottom of the second, once again with two outs. With Kaitlin Allen on third base and Macey Cheatham on second base, Senas hit a two-strike offering into left center for a two-run bloop double.

Morgan Bullock added to the lead in the third inning when she lined an RBI single to right centerfield. Florida State then scored its fifth run of the game with two outs when Kaitlin Allen recorded an RBI single to centerfield to drive in Kirstin Austin, making the score 6-2.

Another two-run inning in the fourth was highlighted by Senas' eighth home run of the season, a solo blast to centerfield. Austin eventually followed with an RBI single through the left side, extending the lead to 8-2.

Hensley provided Florida State its ninth mercy-rule victory of the season when she produced a three-run home run to right center in the fifth inning, effectively ending the contest at 11-2.

In game two, Hensley picked up where she left off by driving in the game's first run on a slow-rolling single that snuck through the right side, bringing home Victoria East to make it 1-0.

With one swing of the bat, FIU responded as Aleim Lopez drove an 0-1 pitch from Perry over the centerfield wall in the top of the second inning to tie the game at 1-1.

Florida State batted around in the bottom of the third inning, scoring six runs on four hits. Senas led off the inning with her ninth home run of the season, and Allen and Alex Kossoff forced bases-loaded walks to bring the score to 4-1. East then produced a big three-run double to right field to add more insurance runs.

FIU notched two runs off a two-run single with two outs in the fifth, then scored another run in the sixth inning on an errant throw from the Seminoles to climb back into the game trailing 7-4.

Redshirt junior reliever Jessica Nori pitched the final 1.2 innings in game two and threw a scoreless seventh inning to record her first save of the season. Nori's save gives her five for her career, putting her in sole possession of fifth place on the school's all-time list.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  1   3  0  0  9  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  1  1   1  1  0  1  1
Kelly Hensley           DP        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  2
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        2  1  0   1  1  0  1  1
Macey Cheatham          C         2  1  0   0  1  0  6  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  1  0   1  2  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  7  5   7  6  0 21  8
Opp                              23  4  2   3  5  4 18 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kaitlin Allen (3)
2B - FSU-Victoria East (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (9)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (10-5)   4.0  1  1  1  0  4
Bailey Schinella                1.1  1  3  2  5  0
Jessica Nori         Sv(1)      1.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  4  3  5  4
Opp                  L          6.0  5  7  6  6  0


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FL INTERNATIONAL
0
1
0
0
2
1
0
4
2
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
6
0
0
0
x
7
5
1

FLORIDA STATE 8, TENNESSEE STATE 0
03/13/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Perry Throws No-Hitter in Win over Tennessee State.

Redshirt senior pitcher throws a five-inning no-hitter, the first of her Seminole career, as Florida State softball shuts down Tigers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State softball redshirt senior pitcher Monica Perry tossed the first no-hitter of her Seminole career as Florida State defeated Tennessee State, 8-0, in five innings on Wednesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Whitesburg, Ga. native shut down the Tigers (8-16) by tossing five innings and striking out eight of her 17 batters faced while allowing just one walk. Perry's effectiveness in the circle created a one hour, 19 minute game that marks the shortest of the season for the Seminoles (20-8).

Perry's no-hitter also marks the second of her collegiate career, as she tossed a no-no in her freshman season at Illinois against Wisconsin on April 4, 2009. She is the second Florida State pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season, as teammate Lacey Waldrop accomplished the feat for the second time in her career on March 3 against Troy.

"Monica pitched tremendously tonight," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She has really been locked in and utilizing her pitches very well. Once again, it's always easier to focus out there when you are playing behind a good-hitting lineup and they were able to spot her seven runs in the early going. From there, she really took control and threw some great pitches."

Perry has flirted with no-hitters before as a Seminole, most notably last season when she came within three outs against Marshall of throwing the first perfect game at Florida State since Casey Hunter did so in 2004. Perry is now 11-5 this season with a 1.54 ERA and has struck out 102 batters in 86.1 innings pitched.

Helping the Seminoles extend their win streak to 10 games were two freshman hitters in first baseman Victoria East and second baseman Kaitlin Allen. Both players led Florida State with two RBIs apiece, while junior Courtney Senas and senior Morgan Bullock each finished with two hits.

The Seminoles did all their work within the ballpark on Wednesday, not homering in a game for the first time since facing Appalachian State on March 2. Florida State entered Wednesday's game having homered in eight straight games.

Florida State recorded seven runs in the bottom of the first. Maddie O'Brien began the scoring with an RBI single through the right side to make it 1-0. Kirstin Austin then stepped up and delivered a line-drive hot shot that was misplayed in left field to bring in two more runs. Allen added a two-run single up the middle and East ended the scoring with a line-drive two-run double to right center.

In the second inning, Austin extended her hit streak to 11 games with a single up the middle on a 1-1 pitch from Tiger reliever Shea Morris. Junior Kelly Hensley would add to her hit streak as well as her single through the left side to start the fourth inning extended it to nine games.

Florida State's 10th mercy-rule victory, including their fifth in their last eight games, came off the bat of Alex Kossoff in the fifth. The freshman from Redondo Beach, Calif. hit an infield single to third base that brought home Bullock from second base for the walk-off win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  1   2  0  0  6  0
Courtney Senas          3B-SS     3  1  2   0  0  1  0  2
Kelly Hensley           DP-3B     3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS-DP     3  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  0   0  1  1  8  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        2  1  1   2  1  1  0  1
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  8 10   7  3  4 15  6
Opp                              16  0  0   0  1  8 12  3

E - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (7)
2B - FSU-Victoria East (6)
SF - FSU-Kirstin Austin (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (7), Morgan Bullock (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (11-5)   5.0  0  0  0  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  0  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          4.0 10  8  1  3  4


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TENNESSEE STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
FLORIDA STATE
7
0
0
0
1
8
10
1

MINNESOTA 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/15/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles' Win Streak Stopped by Minnesota.

Seminoles fall to Gophers 3-2 on Friday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State softball's 10-game win streak was put to an end on Friday night as it fell to Minnesota, 3-2, in a competitive ballgame at the Sunshine Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (20-9) were done in on a sixth-inning two-run home run to right center off the bat of third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson. The round-tripper wound up being the game-winning hit as Gopher starting pitcher Sara Moulton re-entered the game and earned the save following two shutout innings in the sixth and seventh.

"She took advantage of the pitch at that moment, and we probably could have made a better pitch in that moment," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "There is probably a little more that could have gone our way, but these are learning experiences and we'll get better from it. She's a great pitcher and we knew that and we'll look to take advantage the next time we see her."

Richardson finished the night going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, taking responsibility for all three runs scored by the Gophers (14-9). Minnesota reliever Nikki Anderson (1-1) earned the win after throwing 2.1 shutout innings.

Florida State starting pitcher Lacey Waldrop earned a no decision in the loss. The sophomore from Chester, Va. allowed two earned runs on four hits in five innings pitched with three strikeouts. Redshirt senior Monica Perry (11-6) relieved Waldrop in the sixth and allowed the two-run home run to suffer the loss, but battled back to contain Minnesota's offense in her final two innings pitched.

The Seminoles batted hard off Minnesota ace Sara Moulton, going 9-for-30 in the game. However, Florida State stranded at least one base runner in each inning and left a season-high 12 runners on base. With runners on base, Florida State batted 4-for-20 and could not capitalize enough when presented run-scoring opportunities.

Florida State outhit Minnesota 9-6 but came away with the loss, just the second time the Seminoles have lost this season in the given situation.

Senior centerfielder Morgan Bullock finished 2-for-3 with an RBI bases-loaded walk, her fifth multiple-hit performance this season. Redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien added an RBI.

Minnesota scored a run in the top of the first inning when Richardson hit an RBI single to centerfield to score pinch runner Hannah Skallman from second base. With one out in the inning, Kari Dorle recorded a double that fell just out of reach of Bullock in centerfield to help create the first score of the game.

Florida State doubled Minnesota's run total in the bottom of the third. With two outs, O'Brien recorded a big run-scoring single up the middle to tie the game at 1-1. Celeste Gomez and Kirstin Austin followed with consecutive singles to load the bases for Bullock, who drew a bases-loaded walk off reliever Nikki Anderson to give the Seminoles a 2-1 edge. Austin's base hit extended her hit streak to 12 games this season.

Richardson's two-run home run on the first pitch she saw in the top of the sixth forced the Seminoles to rally in the next two innings. In the sixth, Courtney Senas reached scoring position at second base with two outs until a groundout ended the threat. In the seventh, Bullock recorded her second hit on an infield single with two outs but the game ended on another groundout.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   0  0  0 11  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  3
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  1  1  4  2
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  2   1  1  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  3  5
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  4
  Monica Perry          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  2  9   2  5  7 21 15
Opp                              25  3  6   3  0  5 21 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Kelly Hensley (7)
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (8), Bailey Schinella (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   5.0  4  2  2  0  3
Monica Perry         L (11-6)   2.0  2  1  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  3  0  5
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0  9  2  2  5  7


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MINNESOTA
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
3
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
9
0

FLORIDA STATE 4, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 0
03/16/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Perry Strikes Out 13 in Win over Georgia Southern.

Redshirt senior pitcher ties career high for strikeouts in win over the Eagles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State softball redshirt senior pitcher Monica Perry had everything working on Saturday afternoon as she tied her career high with 13 strikeouts in the Seminoles' 4-0 victory over Georgia Southern at the Sunshine Classic at JoAnne Graf Field.

Perry's 13 K's matches her career-best performance set last season at Hawaii when she produced the same amount against the Rainbow Wahine. On Saturday, the Whitesburg, Ga. native overpowered the opposition and showed excellent control as she hit her spots nicely both inside and outside.

"Monica pitched another strong game for us and was real dominant out there," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She has some good pitches in her repertoire and is not afraid to go after hitters, and that was her mindset tonight. We needed a big performance in the circle and she gave us one."

Perry fanned more than half of her 25 batters faced and notched double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this season. In 2013, she has recorded 10 strikeouts against Tulsa, Southern Miss and NC State before cracking double figures again on Saturday. Perry's shutout was her fifth of the season and she also recorded her eighth complete game, allowing just three hits.

Aiding Perry in the victory was redshirt sophomore shortstop Maddie O'Brien, who finished 1-for-2 with three RBIs and one walk. O'Brien's two-run blast in the bottom of the fifth inning was the biggest hit of the game for the Seminoles (21-9), who rebounded nicely after having their 10-game win streak snapped on Friday night against Minnesota.

Georgia Southern featured a talented starting pitcher in Sarah Purvis (7-7), who took the loss after allowing four runs on six hits in six innings pitched while striking out eight. Florida State drew six walks to its advantage, giving it chances for runs in a game that had the makings of a pitcher's duel.

However, the Seminole batting order had virtually no pressure on Saturday thanks to Perry's command in the circle. Perry did not allow an Eagle runner to reach scoring position. Meanwhile, Florida State's leadoff batters reached base in five of six innings and created immediate chances for the Seminoles to manufacture runs.

Georgia Southern finished 3-for-25 at the plate, while Florida State batted 6-for-24. Seminole senior outfielder Kirstin Austin extended her hitting streak to 13 games with a single up the middle in the fifth inning, but junior Kelly Hensley's 10-game hit streak came to an end.

Courtney Senas' streak of reaching base safely was extended to 16 games following a 1-for-3 day at the plate. Both Austin and Hensley have reached base in 13 consecutive games.

Florida State showed its patience at the plate in the top of the fourth, loading the bases with one out on walks from Victoria East, Senas and Celeste Gomez. Maddie O'Brien stepped to the plate and pulled an RBI groundout to the right side, resulting in a 1-0 lead for the Seminoles. With two outs, Austin's ground ball was mishandled by second baseman Lindsey Wilcox to bring in another run.

O'Brien brought in two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when she hit a towering two-run home run to right field that barely left the park, putting the Seminoles ahead 4-0. Senas was driven in on O'Brien's third home run of the season after she led off the inning with a single through the left side and stole second base.

In the bottom of the seventh, Perry mowed down Georgia Southern's hitters as she struck out the side to record her 12th win of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  1  1   0  1  1  3  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  2  1   0  1  1  1  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  1  2 13  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   3  1  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  6   3  6  8 21  2
Opp                              25  0  3   0  0 13 18  3

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kaitlin Allen (4)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (9), Kirstin Austin (3)
CS - FSU-Victoria East (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (12-6)   7.0  3  0  0  0 13
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  0 13
Opp                  L          6.0  6  4  2  6  8


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GEORGIA SOUTHERN
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
2
0
2
0
x
4
6
1

FLORIDA STATE 4, MINNESOTA 3
03/17/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles End Sunshine Classic With Two Wins.

Celeste Gomez hits game-winning two-run blast in game one and Kelly Hensley records career-best six RBIs in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State softball team picked up two momentum-building victories on Sunday afternoon at the Sunshine Classic, defeating Minnesota in game one, 4-3, and Georgia Southern in game two, 12-3 (5), at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (23-9) rebounded against a talented Gophers (16-10) team in the first game of the twinbill, winning a competitive one-run ballgame. Trailing 3-2 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, junior catcher Celeste Gomez launched an energizing two-run home run to left center on a 2-2 offering to allow Florida State to retake the one-run lead. The home run was Gomez's fifth of the season.

Against Minnesota and its ace pitcher Sara Moulton (14-6), the Seminoles put together five hits. Following Gomez's big hit, reliever Lacey Waldrop (10-3) finished the game in the top of the seventh. Waldrop forced consecutive groundouts by Tyler Walker and Kari Dorle before allowing a double to centerfield by hot-hitting Kaitlyn Richardson. However, the sophomore pitcher kept her poise and ended the exciting game on a swinging strikeout from Bree Blanchette to get the win.

"The first game against Minnesota was an extremely competitive game and really gave our team some energy going into game two," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was a good day overall to get a couple wins over two good opponents. We turn our focus now to a quality SEC team in Auburn who will be another good test for us this week."

Waldrop wound up winning both games on Sunday, allowing three runs with none being earned in the game two victory over Georgia Southern. She finished 2-0 on the day with no earned runs allowed and totaled 11 strikeouts and seven innings pitched.

Junior Kelly Hensley put together a career performance in game two, finishing 3-for-3 with a career-high six RBIs against the Eagles (14-14). The Niceville, Fla. native had a two-run double in the first inning, an RBI double in the second and a three-run home run to end the game in mercy-rule fashion in the fifth. For Florida State, it was its 11th mercy-rule win of the season and 11th game with double digit base hits.

Hensley's six RBIs match the production of redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien on March 5, 2012, when she recorded six RBIs in a win over UC-Santa Barbara in Honolulu, Hawaii. Former player Kaleigh Rafter also put together six RBIs on April 25, 2009 against Virginia.

Against Georgia Southern, senior Morgan Bullock tied her career high with three base hits. Victoria East finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, as Florida State went 10-for-25 against three Georgia Southern pitchers.

A few notable streaks ended on Sunday, as Florida State's Courtney Senas' stretch of reaching base safely in 16 consecutive games came to a close following the Seminoles' win over Minnesota. Hensley reached 13 straight games of getting on base before stopping the streak against the Gophers.

Senior Kirstin Austin's 14-game hit streak ended against Georgia Southern. Austin's hit streak matches last year's team season high set by former player Shayla Jackson.

With two outs in the top of the fourth inning in game one, Minnesota's Alex Davis protected with two strikes and recorded a run-scoring single up the middle to score Kaitlyn Richardson and make it 1-0. Richardson led off the inning with a hit-by-pitch and stole second base before being driven home.

Bailey Schinella provided an important pinch-hit two-run single up the middle in the bottom of the fourth, chopping a one-bagger to bring home Bullock and Austin. Both base runners reached base on singles.

The Gophers responded with a big two-out hit of their own, as Bree Blanchette laced a bases-loaded two-run single through the left side to help Minnesota regain the one-run lead in the top of the fifth prior to Gomez's game-winning homer.

In game two, Florida State notched four runs in the top of the first against Georgia Southern, as Hensley's two-run double to the right center gap gave the Seminoles a 2-0 advantage. Bullock then singled through the left side to bring in two more runs, making it 4-0. Bullock finished both games going 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two stolen bases.

The Seminoles added another run in the bottom of the second inning when Hensley again came through with an RBI double to left center, making it 5-0. Georgia Southern came back with three runs in the top of the third inning, with Shelby Morrill doubling in two runs with two outs to highlight the three-run third.

Austin scored in the bottom of the third when she advanced home on a throwing error from Eagle catcher A.J. Hamilton. Schinella then recorded an RBI groundout to the right side to pad the lead at 7-3 before scoring five more runs in a walk-off fifth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  7  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  2
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  2  1   0  1  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  1
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  1   2  0  1  9  2
Kaitlin Allen           2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  2
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  4  5   4  2  8 21  8
Opp                              28  3  9   3  1  9 18 11

E - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Celeste Gomez (5)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-4

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    5.0  7  3  3  1  6
Lacey Waldrop        W (9-3)    2.0  2  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  3  3  1  9
Opp                  L          6.0  5  4  4  2  8


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MINNESOTA
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
3
9
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
2
0
2
x
4
5
0

FLORIDA STATE 12, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 3
03/17/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Sunshine Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles End Sunshine Classic With Two Wins.

Celeste Gomez hits game-winning two-run blast in game one and Kelly Hensley records career-best six RBIs in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State softball team picked up two momentum-building victories on Sunday afternoon at the Sunshine Classic, defeating Minnesota in game one, 4-3, and Georgia Southern in game two, 12-3 (5), at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (23-9) rebounded against a talented Gophers (16-10) team in the first game of the twinbill, winning a competitive one-run ballgame. Trailing 3-2 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, junior catcher Celeste Gomez launched an energizing two-run home run to left center on a 2-2 offering to allow Florida State to retake the one-run lead. The home run was Gomez's fifth of the season.

Against Minnesota and its ace pitcher Sara Moulton (14-6), the Seminoles put together five hits. Following Gomez's big hit, reliever Lacey Waldrop (10-3) finished the game in the top of the seventh. Waldrop forced consecutive groundouts by Tyler Walker and Kari Dorle before allowing a double to centerfield by hot-hitting Kaitlyn Richardson. However, the sophomore pitcher kept her poise and ended the exciting game on a swinging strikeout from Bree Blanchette to get the win.

"The first game against Minnesota was an extremely competitive game and really gave our team some energy going into game two," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was a good day overall to get a couple wins over two good opponents. We turn our focus now to a quality SEC team in Auburn who will be another good test for us this week."

Waldrop wound up winning both games on Sunday, allowing three runs with none being earned in the game two victory over Georgia Southern. She finished 2-0 on the day with no earned runs allowed and totaled 11 strikeouts and seven innings pitched.

Junior Kelly Hensley put together a career performance in game two, finishing 3-for-3 with a career-high six RBIs against the Eagles (14-14). The Niceville, Fla. native had a two-run double in the first inning, an RBI double in the second and a three-run home run to end the game in mercy-rule fashion in the fifth. For Florida State, it was its 11th mercy-rule win of the season and 11th game with double digit base hits.

Hensley's six RBIs match the production of redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien on March 5, 2012, when she recorded six RBIs in a win over UC-Santa Barbara in Honolulu, Hawaii. Former player Kaleigh Rafter also put together six RBIs on April 25, 2009 against Virginia.

Against Georgia Southern, senior Morgan Bullock tied her career high with three base hits. Victoria East finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, as Florida State went 10-for-25 against three Georgia Southern pitchers.

A few notable streaks ended on Sunday, as Florida State's Courtney Senas' stretch of reaching base safely in 16 consecutive games came to a close following the Seminoles' win over Minnesota. Hensley reached 13 straight games of getting on base before stopping the streak against the Gophers.

Senior Kirstin Austin's 14-game hit streak ended against Georgia Southern. Austin's hit streak matches last year's team season high set by former player Shayla Jackson.

With two outs in the top of the fourth inning in game one, Minnesota's Alex Davis protected with two strikes and recorded a run-scoring single up the middle to score Kaitlyn Richardson and make it 1-0. Richardson led off the inning with a hit-by-pitch and stole second base before being driven home.

Bailey Schinella provided an important pinch-hit two-run single up the middle in the bottom of the fourth, chopping a one-bagger to bring home Bullock and Austin. Both base runners reached base on singles.

The Gophers responded with a big two-out hit of their own, as Bree Blanchette laced a bases-loaded two-run single through the left side to help Minnesota regain the one-run lead in the top of the fifth prior to Gomez's game-winning homer.

In game two, Florida State notched four runs in the top of the first against Georgia Southern, as Hensley's two-run double to the right center gap gave the Seminoles a 2-0 advantage. Bullock then singled through the left side to bring in two more runs, making it 4-0. Bullock finished both games going 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two stolen bases.

The Seminoles added another run in the bottom of the second inning when Hensley again came through with an RBI double to left center, making it 5-0. Georgia Southern came back with three runs in the top of the third inning, with Shelby Morrill doubling in two runs with two outs to highlight the three-run third.

Austin scored in the bottom of the third when she advanced home on a throwing error from Eagle catcher A.J. Hamilton. Schinella then recorded an RBI groundout to the right side to pad the lead at 7-3 before scoring five more runs in a walk-off fifth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  2  2   2  0  0  4  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  2  1   0  1  0  2  1
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  2  3   6  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          RF        3  2  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  2  3   1  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  1  0  6  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Adams        PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25 12 10  10  5  1 15  2
Opp                              20  3  4   3  4  8 14  4

E - Opp-3, FSU-Kaitlin Allen (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Kelly Hensley 2 (9)
HR - FSU-Kelly Hensley (9)
SB - FSU-Victoria East (5), Courtney Senas (10), Kirstin Austin (4), Morgan Bullock 2 (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (10-3)   5.0  4  3  0  4  8
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  4  3  0  4  8
Opp                  L          4.2 10 12 10  5  1


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
GEORGIA SOUTHERN
0
0
3
0
0
3
4
3
FLORIDA STATE
4
1
2
0
5
12
10
1

FLORIDA STATE 6, AUBURN 3
03/19/2013, AUBURN, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Tame Tigers on the Road.

Three hits by Victoria East and a crucial two-run home run by Kelly Hensley lead Seminoles past Auburn on the road, 6-3.

AUBURN, AL - A big two-run home run by Kelly Hensley and a stellar 3-for-4 performance from freshman Victoria East led the Florida State softball team past Auburn on Tuesday night, 6-3, at Jane B. Moore Field in Auburn, Ala.

The victory for the Seminoles (24-9) ends a four-game skid against the Tigers (20-11) that spanned in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011. Florida State improves to 13-7-1 all-time against Southeastern Conference foe Auburn.

"Tonight was a great way to start off an important week," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Victoria really stepped up at the plate with a few big hits, and Kelly Hensley's home run gave us some much-needed breathing room. I thought Monica Perry was effective in the circle and Lacey came in in a pressure situation and was great for us."

East recorded her second three-hit game of the season, hitting a mammoth three-run home run to go along with a single and double. The Pensacola, Fla. native plated three runs and crossed the plate twice to highlight the Seminoles' eight-hit day offensively.

Hensley hit a substantial two-run home run in the top of the seventh to give Florida State a cushion after Auburn began charging back in the game. Redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien also produced a run-scoring extra base hit, while Kirstin Austin added two hits for the Noles.

Earning the win was redshirt senior pitcher Monica Perry (13-6), who threw 5.2 innings and allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Perry was nearly flawless through the first five innings, retired 11 Tigers in a row at one point before letting up a few runs in the sixth.

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop recorded her second save of the season after entering a 4-3 game with two outs in the sixth. Waldrop struck out three of her four batters faced to close the door on a once-tight ballgame.

East extended her hit streak to eight games when she led off the game with a bloop single to centerfield. East then stole her sixth bag of the season but could not be brought home to keep the game scoreless early.

Auburn had a chance to score in the bottom of the first when Emily Carosone singled with two outs, then managed to steal two bases on the same play after no one covered third base for the Seminoles. However, Perry managed to keep all three of her outs in the infield as Caitlin Schultze popped out to Courtney Senas at third base to finish the inning.

Auburn had a chance to put some runs on the scoreboard in the second inning, putting runners on first and second base with no outs. Auburn's Baylee Stephens then popped out to Maddie O'Brien at shortstop, and after both runners reached scoring position Maris Medina hit into a double play on a squeeze bunt attempt that was caught by East at first base and resulted in a throw-out at third base.

East came through in a big way in the top of the third inning, crushing a low 2-1 offering over the Auburn Softball scoreboard in left field for a three-run home run, her second of the season. Florida State drew three walks in the inning to help put runners in scoring position, and O'Brien finished the frame with a sky-high run-scoring triple that nearly left the park in right field to make it 4-0.

The Tigers fought back in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Branndi Melero lined a 2-2 pitch from Perry over the right center wall for a two-run home run, cutting the deficit to 4-2. Carosone then doubled, but Perry came back to strike out Schultze before Brooke Lathan hit an RBI double to left field to make it a one-run game. Waldrop entered the game with two outs in the inning and struck out Caitlin Jordan swinging.

Hensley provided perhaps the most important hit for the Seminoles in the top of the seventh. With Auburn fighting back and there being two outs in the frame, Hensley unloaded on a 2-1 inside pitch and recorded her team-leading 10th home run of the season on a two-run shot to left. The round-tripper gave Florida State a couple more insurance runs.

Hensley's 10 home runs are already tied for sixth on the school's single-season list with the season reaching just over the halfway point.

Waldrop earned her second save of the season in the bottom of the seventh, getting two strikeouts and a groundout to finish the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  2  3   3  0  0  6  2
Courtney Senas          3B        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  1
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     3  1  1   2  1  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  1   1  0  2  3  0
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     3  0  2   0  0  1  3  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  2  6  2
Bailey Schinella        DP        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        1  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  2
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  6  8   6  5  8 21  7
Opp                              26  3  6   3  1  7 21  4

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (7)
3B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (2), Kelly Hensley (10)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (6)
CS - FSU-Kirstin Austin (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (13-6)   5.2  6  3  3  1  4
Lacey Waldrop        Sv(2)      1.1  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  3  1  7
Opp                  L          7.0  8  6  6  5  8


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AUBURN
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
3
6
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
4
0
0
0
2
6
8
0

NORTH CAROLINA 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/23/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Fall in a Thriller to North Carolina.

Lightning-delayed ballgame ends with Florida State losing to the Tar Heels 5-4.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State softball team lost a thrilling ACC matchup against North Carolina on Saturday afternoon, falling to its conference rival by a 5-4 score in game of the three-game set at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (24-10, 3-1) dropped their first conference game of the season in what was an exhausting day for both squads. First pitch began at 9 a.m. due to inclement weather in the area, and a 2 hour, 55 minute lightning delay took place until play resumed at 12:23 p.m. in the top of the second inning. In total, the game lasted five hours, 37 minutes.

Sunday is now scheduled as a doubleheader set to begin at 10 a.m. and approximately noon. The time for both games is subject to change based on the projected weather Sunday morning.

Florida State left a season-high 15 runners on base on Saturday, finishing 0-for-4 at the plate with the bases loaded and going 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

"We couldn't capitalize on some things today, but you have to give credit to UNC's pitcher," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "It was an exhausting day for both teams and it was quite the battle out there. They are one of our biggest rivals and our team played with a lot of heart today, we just couldn't get it done. We'll look to come back Sunday and take this series."

In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Noles were off to a good start in their one-run rally when Bailey Schinella and Erika Hoffner each recorded consecutive infield singles. Victoria East then hit into a fielder's choice at shortstop that resulted in Schinella getting forced out at third base. UNC starter Lori Spingola (13-8) showed her true mettle when she recorded back-to-back strikeouts by FSU's Kelly Hensley and Maddie O'Brien to close out the victory.

The loss for the Seminoles drops them to 2-4 in one-run ballgames this season. Leading Florida State on the offensive end was senior centerfielder Morgan Bullock, who finished 4-for-4 for her first career four-hit performance as a Seminole. Bullock now joins teammates Tiffani Brown, Stephanie Hartness and Courtney Senas as the players who have recorded four hits in a game this season.

Seminole starter Lacey Waldrop (10-4) took the loss after allowing four runs, with only two being earned, on four hits with five strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched. Monica Perry came in relief and allowed one run in 2.2 innings pitched but surrendered a key two-run home run by Amber Parrish of the Tar Heels (22-10, 4-0) in the fifth inning.

Florida State is now 56-24 all-time against UNC, including 30-18 as an ACC member.

Florida State recorded 12 base hits in the contest, marking its 12th double-digit hit performance of the season. Senas and O'Brien each recorded solo home runs to give Florida State 36 for the season. The Seminoles have now homered in 21 of their 34 games this year.

UNC struck first in the top of the first inning on a sacrifice fly from Haleigh Dickey to left field, plating Erin Satterfield to give the Tar Heels an early 1-0 advantage. Florida State attempted to respond in the first inning, loading the bases with one out on two walks and a hit batter. However, Kirstin Austin's attempted sacrifice fly to left field went awry as East was called out for leaving early from third base on the tag-up.

A couple of miscues hurt the Seminoles in the top of the second inning. UNC leadoff batter Kristen Brown struck out swinging but advanced to first base on a passed ball. With one out, she scored on a pinch-hit single by Kati Causey to make it 2-0. Another passed ball brought in another run from third base to finish the scoring at 3-0.

East stepped up in the bottom of the second inning with a two-out RBI single to right center, plating Bullock to cut the deficit to 3-1. The base hit extended East's hit streak to nine games.

Bullock contributed to another run in the bottom of the third when she singled to right center on a 1-2 pitch, bringing home Hensley to make it 3-2 North Carolina. With two outs in the top of the fifth, Parrish delivered a two-run home run to left field to extend North Carolina's lead to 5-2.

The Seminoles clawed back with a couple runs in the bottom half of the sixth. With one out, Senas drove a 2-0 offering from Spingola to left field for a solo home run, her 10th of the season. Two batters later with two outs, O'Brien delivered her fourth round-tripper of the season on a solo shot to left center to make it a one-run ballgame.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   1  1  0  9  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  1  2   1  1  0  1  3
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  1  1   0  1  2  3  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  2   1  2  1  0  2
Kirstin Austin          RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  1  4   1  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  1  3  6  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
  Alex Kossoff          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Monica Perry          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  4 12   4  8  9 21  9
Opp                              28  5  6   4  5  7 21  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Celeste Gomez (2), Kaitlin Allen 2 (7)
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (10), Maddie O'Brien (4)
HBP - FSU-Kelly Hensley (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (11), Morgan Bullock (10)
CS - FSU-Morgan Bullock (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (10-4)   4.1  4  4  2  1  5
Monica Perry                    2.2  2  1  1  4  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  5  3  5  7
Opp                  W          7.0 12  4  4  8  9


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NORTH CAROLINA
1
2
0
0
2
0
0
5
6
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
4
12
3

FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH CAROLINA 1
03/24/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Take Two Against Tar Heels.

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop's workhorse effort guides Florida State to series win over North Carolina.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Led by an inspired pitching effort from sophomore Lacey Waldrop, the Florida State softball team fought back with two wins on Sunday afternoon over North Carolina to win the three-game set taking place at JoAnne Graf Field.

Waldrop (12-4) earned two victories against the rival Tar Heels (22-12, 4-2) as Florida State came back from a Saturday afternoon loss to win two critical conference games. The Seminoles (26-10, 5-1) earned a 9-1 win in five innings in game one before winning a 3-1 nail-biter in the second game of the twinbill.

"Today was a real gutsy performance from Lacey," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She was a workhorse for us and pitched so well today and gave us everything she had. It was big to come up on the right side of things today and it was a total team effort. We're 5-1 right now in the ACC and we need to keep taking that one-game-at-a-time approach. I was real proud of the way we responded today."

Waldrop finished 2-0 in two games started on Sunday with an impressive 0.62 ERA. The Chester, Va. native threw a five-inning complete game in game one and allowed just one hit with four strikeouts to a talented offensive group. In game two, she pitched 6.1 frames and allowed just one run on six hits with six strikeouts. Waldrop is now 12-4 this season with a team-leading 1.45 ERA.

Perry notched her first save of the season in game two after replacing Waldrop with one out in the sixth inning. The Whitesburg, Ga. native struck out UNC's Haleigh Dickey to end the game with the bases loaded.

Florida State is now 58-24 against UNC since playing each other in 1984. The Seminoles own a 32-18 edge as rivals in ACC play.

The Seminoles combined to go 13-for-45 (.289) off three Tar Heel pitchers on Sunday. Junior Courtney Senas amassed four RBIs, including a walk-off solo home run, in the first game. Junior Kelly Hensley led the offense in game two off pitcher Lori Spingola (13-9), going 2-for-3 with all three RBIs.

Senas and Hensley each recorded one home run on Sunday, tying for the team lead with 11 apiece. They are just the second duo to post double-digit home runs in a season at Florida State, joining former players Yuruby Alicart (14) and Veronica Wootson (11) in the 2007 season.

The Seminoles are also chasing the school record for home runs in a season. The 2007 squad posted 49 home runs, while the 2013 team has 39 through just 36 games and is on pace to break the mark.

North Carolina got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning. Kristen Brown hit a chopping fielder's choice ball to Senas at third base, which resulted in a rundown between third base and home for pinch runner Aquilla Mateen. Mateen ended up sliding in at home safely to put the Tar Heels ahead early at 1-0.

Florida State put up five big runs in the top of the second inning. Senas stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs and worked her way to a full count before ripping a three-run triple down the right field line to give Florida State a 3-1 lead. Hensley followed with a two-run home run to centerfield, her 11th of the season, to increase the lead to 5-1.

A four-run performance in the bottom of the fifth put the game away for Florida State's 12th mercy-rule win of the season. Junior Celeste Gomez came up in a pinch-hit at-bat and had two runners on base when she smacked a three-run home run to centerfield. Senas finished the game with a walk-off solo blast to left field, her 11th of the year. Senas and Hensley have now hit home runs in six of the same games as they both chase after the school home run record of 14 held by Yuruby Alicart in 2007.

In game two, Hensley provided an important two-run single through the left side to plate Kat Allen and Senas, giving the Seminoles a 2-0 lead. Hensley came through with her third RBI in the bottom of the fifth on a near identical run-scoring single through the left side, adding to Florida State's lead at 3-0. It was Hensley's team-leading 12th multiple-RBI game of the year.

Waldrop and the Seminoles escaped a potentially large jam in the top of the fourth inning in the second contest. Dickey led off with a single up the middle and Constance Orr followed with a double down the right field line to put two runners in scoring position. However, Waldrop came back to record three straight groundouts to the left side that did not advance any runners to get out of the inning unscathed.

Another pressure situation occurred for Florida State in the top of the seventh holding a three-run lead. Waldrop started the frame and allowed a leadoff walk before getting Elisha Elliott to ground out to first base. With a runner on second base, Kristen Brown hit a bloop single to right field to put runners on the corners with just one out.

Perry entered the game in the save situation and allowed an RBI single to pinch hitter Lauren Walker, cutting the Seminole lead to 3-1. Perry fought back to record a key strikeout against Mateen before hitting Erin Satterfield to load the bases with two outs. With one of North Carolina's biggest power threats up in Dickey, Perry struck her out on a 2-2 pitch to give Florida State the series win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  0   0  0  0  7  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  2  2   4  1  0  1  5
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     2  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  1   0  1  0  1  1
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  1  1   0  0  0  0   
Macey Cheatham          C         2  1  1   0  1  0  4  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        1  1  0   0  1  0  1  1
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  9  9   9  5  1 15  8
Opp                              18  1  1   1  1  4 13  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (4), Courtney Senas (4)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (11), Kelly Hensley (11), Celeste Gomez (6)
HBP - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (11-4)   5.0  1  1  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  1  0  1  4
Opp                  L          4.2  9  9  4  5  1


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FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 1
03/24/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Take Two Against Tar Heels.

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop's workhorse effort guides Florida State to series win over North Carolina.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Led by an inspired pitching effort from sophomore Lacey Waldrop, the Florida State softball team fought back with two wins on Sunday afternoon over North Carolina to win the three-game set taking place at JoAnne Graf Field.

Waldrop (12-4) earned two victories against the rival Tar Heels (22-12, 4-2) as Florida State came back from a Saturday afternoon loss to win two critical conference games. The Seminoles (26-10, 5-1) earned a 9-1 win in five innings in game one before winning a 3-1 nail-biter in the second game of the twinbill.

"Today was a real gutsy performance from Lacey," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "She was a workhorse for us and pitched so well today and gave us everything she had. It was big to come up on the right side of things today and it was a total team effort. We're 5-1 right now in the ACC and we need to keep taking that one-game-at-a-time approach. I was real proud of the way we responded today."

Waldrop finished 2-0 in two games started on Sunday with an impressive 0.62 ERA. The Chester, Va. native threw a five-inning complete game in game one and allowed just one hit with four strikeouts to a talented offensive group. In game two, she pitched 6.1 frames and allowed just one run on six hits with six strikeouts. Waldrop is now 12-4 this season with a team-leading 1.45 ERA.

Perry notched her first save of the season in game two after replacing Waldrop with one out in the sixth inning. The Whitesburg, Ga. native struck out UNC's Haleigh Dickey to end the game with the bases loaded.

Florida State is now 58-24 against UNC since playing each other in 1984. The Seminoles own a 32-18 edge as rivals in ACC play.

The Seminoles combined to go 13-for-45 (.289) off three Tar Heel pitchers on Sunday. Junior Courtney Senas amassed four RBIs, including a walk-off solo home run, in the first game. Junior Kelly Hensley led the offense in game two off pitcher Lori Spingola (13-9), going 2-for-3 with all three RBIs.

Senas and Hensley each recorded one home run on Sunday, tying for the team lead with 11 apiece. They are just the second duo to post double-digit home runs in a season at Florida State, joining former players Yuruby Alicart (14) and Veronica Wootson (11) in the 2007 season.

The Seminoles are also chasing the school record for home runs in a season. The 2007 squad posted 49 home runs, while the 2013 team has 39 through just 36 games and is on pace to break the mark.

North Carolina got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning. Kristen Brown hit a chopping fielder's choice ball to Senas at third base, which resulted in a rundown between third base and home for pinch runner Aquilla Mateen. Mateen ended up sliding in at home safely to put the Tar Heels ahead early at 1-0.

Florida State put up five big runs in the top of the second inning. Senas stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs and worked her way to a full count before ripping a three-run triple down the right field line to give Florida State a 3-1 lead. Hensley followed with a two-run home run to centerfield, her 11th of the season, to increase the lead to 5-1.

A four-run performance in the bottom of the fifth put the game away for Florida State's 12th mercy-rule win of the season. Junior Celeste Gomez came up in a pinch-hit at-bat and had two runners on base when she smacked a three-run home run to centerfield. Senas finished the game with a walk-off solo blast to left field, her 11th of the year. Senas and Hensley have now hit home runs in six of the same games as they both chase after the school home run record of 14 held by Yuruby Alicart in 2007.

In game two, Hensley provided an important two-run single through the left side to plate Kat Allen and Senas, giving the Seminoles a 2-0 lead. Hensley came through with her third RBI in the bottom of the fifth on a near identical run-scoring single through the left side, adding to Florida State's lead at 3-0. It was Hensley's team-leading 12th multiple-RBI game of the year.

Waldrop and the Seminoles escaped a potentially large jam in the top of the fourth inning in the second contest. Dickey led off with a single up the middle and Constance Orr followed with a double down the right field line to put two runners in scoring position. However, Waldrop came back to record three straight groundouts to the left side that did not advance any runners to get out of the inning unscathed.

Another pressure situation occurred for Florida State in the top of the seventh holding a three-run lead. Waldrop started the frame and allowed a leadoff walk before getting Elisha Elliott to ground out to first base. With a runner on second base, Kristen Brown hit a bloop single to right field to put runners on the corners with just one out.

Perry entered the game in the save situation and allowed an RBI single to pinch hitter Lauren Walker, cutting the Seminole lead to 3-1. Perry fought back to record a key strikeout against Mateen before hitting Erin Satterfield to load the bases with two outs. With one of North Carolina's biggest power threats up in Dickey, Perry struck her out on a 2-2 pitch to give Florida State the series win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  1   0  0  3 11  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  6
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     3  0  2   3  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  2
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         2  0  0   0  1  2  7  1
  Alex Kossoff          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        1  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  3  4   3  6 10 21 11
Opp                              28  1  7   1  1  8 18  2

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Kirstin Austin (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (12-4)   6.1  6  1  1  1  6
Monica Perry         Sv(1)      0.2  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  1  1  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0  4  3  1  6 10


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FLORIDA 7, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/27/2013, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Drop Heartbreaker to No. 3 Florida.

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop strikes out career-high 18 in 7-3 loss to Florida in extra innings.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop had the performance of her life, striking out a career-high 18 batters as the Seminoles fell to No. 3 Florida, 7-3, in eight innings in front of a record crowd of 2,443 fans at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

The game was in the Seminoles' hands (26-11) with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and Florida State leading the Gators (32-3) 3-1. However, with runners on first and second base, Florida's Kelsey Horton hit a ground ball to third base that was fielded cleanly but overthrown to Victoria East at first base. The game-changing miscue brought in two runs to tie the game at 3-3.

In the following inning after Florida State was unable to score any runs in the top of the eighth, Florida won the game in the bottom half when Briana Little lifted a walk-off grand slam with one out to win the game for the Gators.

The night, however, belonged to Waldrop and her dominance in the circle. All three of Florida's runs scored off her were ultimately a result of fielding errors and were unearned. The Chester, Va. native threw 6.2 innings and walked six. Waldrop struck out Florida's 1-4 hitters 10 times, including three times each for power hitter Lauren Haeger and Kirsti Merritt.

Waldrop struck out three batters in an inning on five occasions on Wednesday night, routinely baffling Florida's hitters with an array of changeups and other offspeed pitches. Offensively, Morgan Bullock had her second career four-hit performance, finishing 4-for-4 with two RBIs to pace the Seminoles on offense.

Florida's Hannah Rogers (18-2) earned the win, allowing three runs in eight innings pitched with eight strikeouts. Florida State's Monica Perry (13-7) absorbed the loss after relieving Waldrop late in the game. The loss to Florida extends the Seminoles' losing streak to their rivals at 10 games. Florida makes a return trip to Tallahassee on April 17 for a 6 p.m. tilt.

With one out in the top of the first inning, Florida State had a chance to cross the plate first as Courtney Senas lined a double to the right center gap on a full-count offering from Rogers. However, back-to-back strikeouts spoiled the opportunity for the Noles to get on the scoreboard first as Rogers struck out three in the opening frame.

The Seminoles allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the third inning with two outs. Florida's Lauren Haeger struck out swinging, but a passed ball allowed following the pitch ended up bringing Kelsey Stewart around to score from second base after catcher Celeste Gomez attempted to throw out Haeger at first base. The score made it 1-0 Florida.

Morgan Bullock came through in the top of the fourth inning when she lined a two-run triple over the head of centerfielder Kirsti Merritt, making it 2-1. Bullock brought home Kelly Hensley, who drew a walk to open the inning. Kirstin Austin put runners in scoring position with her double down the right field line. Bullock capped the scoring by crossing the plate on a passed ball, making it 3-1.

Waldrop got out of a major jam in the sixth inning to keep the lead. With one out, Kelsey Horton reached based on a throwing error, and Stephanie Tofft followed with a walk to put runners on first base and second base. Both runners then advanced on a passed ball and the bases became loaded on a subsequent walk. However, Waldrop managed to get Ensley Gammel and Bailey Castro to strike out swinging and end the jam.

Havoc struck in the bottom of the seventh for Florida State. After Waldrop recorded two outs to start the inning, she issued back-to-back walks. Waldrop then induced what looked to be a routine groundout at third base off the bat of Horton, but the throw sailed over the head of Victoria East at first base and brought home two game-tying runs. Perry then entered the game for Florida State and after loading the bases on a walk and hit-by-pitch, she struck out Aubree Munro swinging to take the game into extra innings.

In the eighth, Florida State threatened after Kelly Hensley drew a leadoff walk. With two outs, Bullock lifted a bloop single to left center to put runners on first and second base. Celeste Gomez then stepped to the plate but grounded out to third base to end the threat for the Seminoles. Florida then won the game in the bottom half.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     2  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
Erika Hoffner           PR-RF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  1  4   2  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  1   0  0  1 19  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-PH     2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3  8   2  3  8 22  2
Opp                              30  7  5   4  8 20 24  8

E - FSU-Courtney Senas 2 (6)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (7), Kirstin Austin (5)
3B - FSU-Morgan Bullock (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   6.2  3  3  0  6 18
Monica Perry         L (13-7)   0.2  2  4  4  2  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.1  5  7  4  8 20
Opp                  W          8.0  8  3  2  3  8


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MARYLAND 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/30/2013, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Split With Maryland.

Seminoles dominate game two against Terrapins but give away game one loss.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The Florida State softball team earned a split on Saturday afternoon at Maryland, falling in walk-off fashion in game one, 5-4, before defeating the Terrapins in game two, 13-1 (5), at Robert E. Taylor Stadium in College Park, Md.

The Seminoles (27-12, 6-2) earned their 13th mercy-rule win of the season in game two, pounding out 12 base hits in five innings of work to mark their 13th double-digit hit performance of the season. Four players in Victoria East, Courtney Senas, Kirstin Austin and Bailey Schinella finished with multiple-hit games, while Austin and Celeste Gomez drove in three runs apiece.

The split sets up an important rubber game on Sunday at noon. Florida State will be looking to win its first three ACC series for the second consecutive season.

Altogether, the Seminoles batted .370 (20-for-54) on the day but at times left too many runners on base. East and Senas each finished 4-for-6 in both games combined, while East, Austin and Gomez punctuated the offensive performance with home runs of their own.

The Seminoles are now 44-14 all-time against Maryland, including 30-14 as ACC members.

Sophomore Lacey Waldrop (13-5) got the win in game two but took the loss in game one. In the second game, Waldrop threw three innings and allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts. In game one, however, she did not record an out in relief in the bottom of the seventh and was responsible for the walk-off run that crossed the plate.

Redshirt senior pitcher Monica Perry had a deceptive line in game one, showing four runs allowed in 6.2 innings pitched with three strikeouts. At one point, Perry did not allow a base hit to 14 consecutive batters faced but got into trouble in the seventh when she left the inning with the bases loaded. Perry left the game having allowed just one run.

The Terrapins delivered in the bottom of the first inning in game one with two outs when Lindsey Schmeiser lifted a pitch over the left center wall for a solo home run. Perry battled back to strike out Maryland's Shannon Bustillos to end the inning.

The Seminoles received a little luck in the top of the second inning when Celeste Gomez's pop-up to shortstop Schmeiser toward the outfield was dropped to score Morgan Bullock from second base. Bullock helped create the run-scoring play after hitting a double to the left center gap with one out in the inning.

Bullock sparked Florida State in the top of the fourth inning by reaching base on a leadoff walk, then stealing second base. Kirstin Austin then stepped up and singled up the middle, as Bullock stopped at third base to put two runners in scoring position. Gomez then recorded a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Bullock, followed by an RBI single up the middle from Bailey Schinella to extend Florida State's lead to 3-1.

East led off the top of the fifth inning with a solo home run to right center, inside-outing a fastball from pitcher Maddie Martin and driving the ball to the top of the right center wall where it then skidded out of the park to give the Seminoles a 4-1 advantage.

Maryland missed a few scoring opportunities, including in the bottom of the sixth. The Terrapins started the frame with runners on first base and second base, but Nikki Maier then popped out to Maddie O'Brien at shortstop for the first out. Candice Beards followed with a long flyout to right field and on the play pinch runner Taylor tried to advance to second base but was thrown out by Hoffner for an important double play.

Florida State fell apart in the bottom of the seventh as it allowed Maryland to score four runs for the victory. With two outs, Perry loaded the bases after hitting Sara Acosta with a pitch. Waldrop then entered the game and walked consecutive batters to bring the score to 4-3.

Nori then came in for the save situation to face Lindsey Schmeiser and delivered a strike that bounced off the catcher's glove for a passed ball. A run scored for the Terrapins and on Macey Cheatham's throw to Nori the ball bounced off her glove and allowed the walk-off run to score. The Noles were hurt by a season-worst five errors in the first game.

In the second inning in game two, Florida State produced nine runs off seven hits in the third inning. The scoring barrage was highlighted by Celeste Gomez's three-run home run to right center. Senas got the Seminoles started with a two-run single to left field, and an RBI single by East down the left field line capped the nine-run onslaught. Senas recorded two base hits in the inning.

A four-run inning in the top of the fifth was highlighted by Kirstin Austin's two-run home run to centerfield, her third round-tripper of the season. Jessica Nori and Bailey Schinella provided the Seminoles quality relief in the fourth and fifth innings to end the ballgame.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  2   1  0  2  7  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  1
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  2  1   0  2  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          RF-LF     3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   1  0  0  6  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Kaitlin Allen           2B        1  0  0   0  1  1  3  1
  Alex Kossoff          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            1  5
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  4  8   3  5  5 20  8
Opp                              26  5  4   3  3  6 21  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jessica Nori (1), Victoria East (8), Maddie O'Brien (2), Kaitlin Allen 2 (9)
2B - FSU-Morgan Bullock (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Celeste Gomez (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Morgan Bullock (11)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    6.2  4  4  3  1  6
Lacey Waldrop        L (12-5)   0.0  0  1  0  2  0
Jessica Nori                    0.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.2  4  5  3  3  6
Opp                  W          7.0  8  4  3  5  5


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FLORIDA STATE 13, MARYLAND 1
03/30/2013, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Split With Maryland.

Seminoles dominate game two against Terrapins but give away game one loss.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The Florida State softball team earned a split on Saturday afternoon at Maryland, falling in walk-off fashion in game one, 5-4, before defeating the Terrapins in game two, 13-1 (5), at Robert E. Taylor Stadium in College Park, Md.

The Seminoles (27-12, 6-2) earned their 13th mercy-rule win of the season in game two, pounding out 12 base hits in five innings of work to mark their 13th double-digit hit performance of the season. Four players in Victoria East, Courtney Senas, Kirstin Austin and Bailey Schinella finished with multiple-hit games, while Austin and Celeste Gomez drove in three runs apiece.

The split sets up an important rubber game on Sunday at noon. Florida State will be looking to win its first three ACC series for the second consecutive season.

Altogether, the Seminoles batted .370 (20-for-54) on the day but at times left too many runners on base. East and Senas each finished 4-for-6 in both games combined, while East, Austin and Gomez punctuated the offensive performance with home runs of their own.

The Seminoles are now 44-14 all-time against Maryland, including 30-14 as ACC members.

Sophomore Lacey Waldrop (13-5) got the win in game two but took the loss in game one. In the second game, Waldrop threw three innings and allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts. In game one, however, she did not record an out in relief in the bottom of the seventh and was responsible for the walk-off run that crossed the plate.

Redshirt senior pitcher Monica Perry had a deceptive line in game one, showing four runs allowed in 6.2 innings pitched with three strikeouts. At one point, Perry did not allow a base hit to 14 consecutive batters faced but got into trouble in the seventh when she left the inning with the bases loaded. Perry left the game having allowed just one run.

The Terrapins delivered in the bottom of the first inning in game one with two outs when Lindsey Schmeiser lifted a pitch over the left center wall for a solo home run. Perry battled back to strike out Maryland's Shannon Bustillos to end the inning.

The Seminoles received a little luck in the top of the second inning when Celeste Gomez's pop-up to shortstop Schmeiser toward the outfield was dropped to score Morgan Bullock from second base. Bullock helped create the run-scoring play after hitting a double to the left center gap with one out in the inning.

Bullock sparked Florida State in the top of the fourth inning by reaching base on a leadoff walk, then stealing second base. Kirstin Austin then stepped up and singled up the middle, as Bullock stopped at third base to put two runners in scoring position. Gomez then recorded a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Bullock, followed by an RBI single up the middle from Bailey Schinella to extend Florida State's lead to 3-1.

East led off the top of the fifth inning with a solo home run to right center, inside-outing a fastball from pitcher Maddie Martin and driving the ball to the top of the right center wall where it then skidded out of the park to give the Seminoles a 4-1 advantage.

Maryland missed a few scoring opportunities, including in the bottom of the sixth. The Terrapins started the frame with runners on first base and second base, but Nikki Maier then popped out to Maddie O'Brien at shortstop for the first out. Candice Beards followed with a long flyout to right field and on the play pinch runner Taylor tried to advance to second base but was thrown out by Hoffner for an important double play.

Florida State fell apart in the bottom of the seventh as it allowed Maryland to score four runs for the victory. With two outs, Perry loaded the bases after hitting Sara Acosta with a pitch. Waldrop then entered the game and walked consecutive batters to bring the score to 4-3.

Nori then came in for the save situation to face Lindsey Schmeiser and delivered a strike that bounced off the catcher's glove for a passed ball. A run scored for the Terrapins and on Macey Cheatham's throw to Nori the ball bounced off her glove and allowed the walk-off run to score. The Noles were hurt by a season-worst five errors in the first game.

In the second inning in game two, Florida State produced nine runs off seven hits in the third inning. The scoring barrage was highlighted by Celeste Gomez's three-run home run to right center. Senas got the Seminoles started with a two-run single to left field, and an RBI single by East down the left field line capped the nine-run onslaught. Senas recorded two base hits in the inning.

A four-run inning in the top of the fifth was highlighted by Kirstin Austin's two-run home run to centerfield, her third round-tripper of the season. Jessica Nori and Bailey Schinella provided the Seminoles quality relief in the fourth and fifth innings to end the ballgame.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        2  2  2   1  2  0 10  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  2  2   2  0  0  0  2
Kelly Hensley           2B        3  2  1   1  1  1  0  3
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   1  2  1  1  3
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  2  2   3  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Adams        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  1   3  0  0  3  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-P      2  2  2   0  1  0  0  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28 13 12  12  6  2 15 10
Opp                              18  1  2   0  1  3 15  7

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Victoria East (9), Bailey Schinella (1)
HR - FSU-Kirstin Austin (3), Celeste Gomez (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (13-5)   3.0  2  1  1  1  3
Jessica Nori                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella                1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  1  1  1  3
Opp                  L          5.0 12 13  8  6  2


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
9
0
4
13
12
0
MARYLAND
0
0
1
0
0
1
2
3

FLORIDA STATE 14, MARYLAND 9
03/31/2013, COLLEGE PARK, MD

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seven-Run Inning Helps Noles Top Terrapins.

Florida State softball wins rubber game to take the series over Maryland on Sunday afternoon.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Powered by a big seven-run inning in the third, the Florida State softball team earned a 14-9 win over conference foe Maryland to take the three-game series at Robert E. Taylor Stadium on Sunday afternoon in College Park, Md.

The Seminoles (28-12, 7-2) were ignited by two big home runs in the third inning, include a grand slam from junior Courtney Senas, to race past the Terrapins (17-18, 4-2) in what was an excellent power-hitting display. Senas led Florida State with a career-high tying five RBIs, which included a sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth.

Florida State now has 44 home runs this season, just six shy of breaking the single-season school record of 49 held in 2007.

"Our bats were tremendous all weekend. It was a good offensive display for us," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "This weekend showed we still have things to fix, but a series win in the ACC isn't too bad. We've got a big week coming up and hope to keep swinging the bats well."

Florida State has now won their first three ACC series for the second consecutive year.

Florida State pounded out seven extra base hits and used a season-high 11 walks to help advance base runners. On a cold and rainy day, the Seminoles worked the count repeatedly as Terrapin pitchers Maddie Martin and Kaitlyn Schmeiser struggled with their control all afternoon.

The Seminoles also had a season-high five doubles in the contest, including two apiece by Kirstin Austin and Victoria East. Austin's three base hits tie her career high set earlier this season against Presbyterian.

Florida State produced 11 base hits in 25 at-bats, batting nearly .500 for the day. Sophomore Bailey Schinella finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien recorded her fifth home run of the season in the top of the third to help spark the Seminoles.

Despite holding a 13-3 lead through the first 4 innings, Florida State allowed five runs to Maryland in the fifth and another run in the sixth to cut the lead to 14-9. Starting pitcher Lacey Waldrop (14-5) exited the game through three innings but re-entered in the seventh inning to get the win. Cumulatively, she pitched four innings and allowed three unearned runs off four hits with three strikeouts.

Jessica Nori and Schinella each pitched in relief. Schinella threw 1.2 innings and allowed one run on one hit.

Austin's two-run double up the middle in the first inning got things started for the Seminoles. She jumped on the first pitch and lined an extra base hit that brought home Senas and Kelly Hensley. O'Brien would later record sacrifice fly to left field to plate Morgan Bullock, giving Florida State an early 3-0 advantage.

Three unearned runs crossed the plate for the Terrapins in the bottom of the first inning. Amanda McCann started the inning by striking out on a pitch in the dirt but advanced to first base on an overthrow. She would wind up scoring on a bases-loaded groundout, and Maryland's Nikki Maier followed with a two-run single up the middle to tie the game at 3-3.

Florida State got a break in the top of the second inning. Senas came up to bat with runners in scoring position and two outs and hit a shot to third base that was fielded cleanly but underthrown to first base for an error. Celeste Gomez would score on the play to put the Noles ahead at 4-3.

A seven-run scoring outburst in the top of the third inning helped the Seminoles tremendously. Florida State provided four base hits that contributed to the scoring, including a grand slam by Senas on a first-pitch swing to left field. Florida State was patient at the plate, drawing six walks in the frame. O'Brien's two-run home run to left center began the big inning and Hensley crossed the plate after scoring on a wild pitch to cap the runs.

Waldrop quelled the Maryland comeback attempt by inducing three consecutive outs in the seventh inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  2  2   0  2  0 11  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  2  1   5  1  0  1  1
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  2  0   1  2  0  1  2
  Kaitlin Allen         2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Morgan Bullock          CF        5  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  2  3   2  1  0  0  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   3  2  0  1  6
Celeste Gomez           C-DP      1  1  0   0  2  0  2  1
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-P      2  2  2   1  1  0  0  2
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Monica Perry          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27 14 11  12 11  1 21 15
Opp                              29  9  9   9  4  5 21  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (2), Celeste Gomez (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East 2 (11), Kirstin Austin 2 (7), Bailey Schinella (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (12), Maddie O'Brien (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Macey Cheatham (2)
SH - FSU-Erika Hoffner (1)
SF - FSU-Courtney Senas (2), Kelly Hensley (2), Maddie O'Brien (2), Bailey Schinella (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (12), Erika Hoffner (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (14-5)   4.0  4  3  0  1  3
Jessica Nori                    1.1  4  5  4  1  1
Bailey Schinella                1.2  1  1  1  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  9  5  4  5
Opp                  L          7.0 11 14 13 11  1


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FLORIDA STATE
3
1
7
1
1
1
0
14
11
2
MARYLAND
3
0
0
0
5
1
0
9
9
1

LOUISIANA STATE 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/03/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 13 LSU Erases Three-Run Deficit to Defeat Noles.

Florida State softball races out to early 3-0 lead through two innings before falling 5-4 in extended game that was threatened by rain.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State softball team relinquished an early 3-0 lead against No. 13 LSU and ultimately fell to the Tigers, 5-4, on Wednesday evening in a game that lasted three hours and 20 minutes due to a rain delay at JoAnne Graf Field.

Trailing 5-4 with one out and no runners on in the top of the seventh, the game was put into a rain delay at 7:11 p.m. and lasted 55 minutes before the subsequent pitch from Lacey Waldrop (14-6) resumed at 8:06 p.m. Waldrop then surrendered a bloop double to left field before forcing a groundout and a strikeout to keep the Seminoles (28-13) trailing by just one run.

Facing pitching ace Rachele Fico (18-5), Florida State tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh. Junior Kelly Hensley began the inning with a short groundout, but redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien followed with a walk. Following a strikeout, Kirstin Austin drew another walk to put runners on first and second base with two outs. However, junior Celeste Gomez ended the game on an infield pop-up to complete the LSU comeback.

"This was another tough one-run ballgame. We started out strong but slowly surrendered the lead," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We had to wait out the weather with a long rain delay and had a rally going in the bottom of the seventh but came up short. LSU is a good ballclub and credit them for fighting back to get the win."

The Noles hit Fico hard in the first two innings, scoring two runs in the opening frame followed by another run in the bottom of the second. Fico bounced back to retire nine of her next 11 hitters and settled down the rest of the game after issuing a few walks early.

Freshman Victoria East and sophomore Bailey Schinella both sparked the Seminoles at the top and bottom of the order. East finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a triple. Schinella added two hits, her fourth multiple-hit game of the season. Over the last four games, Schinella has batted 7-for-9 with two doubles, two RBIs and four runs scored.

Waldrop took the loss after pitching a full seven innings and allowing five runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts. LSU's Fico got the win allowing four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts.

Florida State attempted its third Top 25 win of the year but came up short. The victory would have also given the Noles their highest RPI win of the season with LSU ranking 15th.

A bases-loaded single by Bullock through the left side gave the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Austin then followed with an RBI groundout to the right side to plate Hensley and give the Noles a 2-0 lead.

With two outs in the bottom of the second, Courtney Senas came through with her 46th RBI of the season on a bloop single to left field to plate East. East recorded her second triple of the season on a sky-high shot to left field that bounced off the wall.

LSU loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the third on consecutive singles. With one out, Bianka Bell recorded a sacrifice fly to centerfield on a tailing line drive that was snagged by Bullock in centerfield. With two outs, LSU scored another run on an illegal pitch, as Simone Heyward scored from third base to cut the Tiger deficit to 3-2.

A.J. Andrews came up big with two outs for The Tigers, lining a two-run double to the centerfield gap in the fourth. The key extra base hit scores Lauren Houston and Simone Heyward from second and third base, respectively, to give the Tigers their first lead of the game at 4-3.

Andrews added a big insurance run in the top of the sixth inning when she recorded a two-out, run-scoring single through the right side to plate Houston and extend the LSU lead to 5-3. After LSU's first two batters flied out and struck out, a walk and a hit by pitch kept the inning alive for Andrew's base hit.

The Noles fought back in the bottom half, as East laced a hard RBI single up the middle to cut the deficit to 5-4. Gomez started the inning with a one-out walk, and pinch runner Courtney Adams advanced to third base on Schinella's single through the right side to help set up East's single. However, Senas stepped to the plate with the runners in scoring position and two outs and flew out to shallow center to end the extra scoring chance.

Florida State is now 2-5 this season in one-run ballgames.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  2  2   1  0  0  5  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           2B        3  1  0   0  1  0  2  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  0  1   1  0  3  3  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  1  0  9  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4  7   4  4  5 21  3
Opp                              27  5  7   4  4  8 21  7

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Victoria East (2), Maddie O'Brien (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2)
SH - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (14-6)   7.0  7  5  5  4  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  5  5  4  8
Opp                  W          7.0  7  4  2  4  5


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LOUISIANA STATE
0
0
2
2
0
1
0
5
7
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FLORIDA STATE
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1
0
0
0
1
0
4
7
0

FLORIDA STATE 10, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
04/06/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Takes Two Against Boston College.

Nole softball downs the Eagles by a 10-0 score in game one before coming away with a 4-0 win in second game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind two quality pitching performances from Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry, the Florida State softball team shut down Boston College on Saturday afternoon by recording two shutouts, winning 10-0 and 4-0, on `Paint it Pink' day at JoAnne Graf Field.

Boston College produced just six base hits on the day, all being singles. Waldrop (15-6) combined with a band of hot hitters in game one, as she threw the minimum of three innings and struck out three while scattering three hits as Florida State won its 14th mercy-rule game of the season in five innings.

In game two, Perry (14-7) threw a complete-game seven innings and surrendered just two base hits while striking out seven in the 4-0 victory. Redshirt junior Jessica Nori earned time in relief in game one and struck out three over two innings.

"Wins in conference play are always important. Taking two in a doubleheader was huge for us today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Our pitching was superb today and all three players were real comfortable in the circle. Every game in the ACC is important so we have to come out tomorrow ready for a three-game sweep."

Florida State has now won its first four ACC series of the season, duplicating its feat from a season ago. Freshman Victoria East was vital again at the top of the order as she combined for a 4-for-6 day with one double and three RBIs.

The Noles finished 16-for-43 (.372) in both games, raising their team batting average to .307 for the season. Florida State is aiming to finish above .300 for only the fourth time in school history, with the other years occurring in 1995 (.316), 1993 (.309) and 1992 (.315).

Junior Courtney Senas recorded a home run in her first at-bat of the day in game one, her 13th of the season. The Wahiawa, Hawaii native is now solely in second place on the school's single-season home runs list. She needs just one more to tie former player Yuruby Alicart's school record of 14. Senas also has 49 RBIs this season, which is tied for fifth and just seven shy of tying Alicart's record of 56 in 2005.

Sophomore Bailey Schinella stayed potent at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Five Seminoles (30-13, 9-2), including Kirstin Austin, Kelly Hensley and Senas, finished with at least two base hits on Saturday.

A key to Florida State's success on Saturday was its early-game scoring. In both games, the Seminoles crossed the plate in the first inning to extend its record to 27-2 this season when they score first.

In game one, four runs were scored in the bottom of the second inning following FSU's 2-0 lead, as East recorded a two-run single down the right field line with one out. Hensley then cleared the bases with a two-run double to right center to give Florida State a 6-0 lead.

Austin's slicing triple to left center plated Morgan Bullock to add to the lead in the third. Schinella followed with a run-scoring double, and an RBI single by East created a 9-0 lead. Senas capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly to right field.

In game two, Maddie O'Brien recorded an RBI groundout to the right side to plate Senas and give the Noles an early 1-0 advantage. Senas recorded her fourth triple of the season in her second at-bat of the game.

O'Brien contributed to two more runs scored when she lined a two-run single down the right field line with two outs in the bottom of the third inning. Junior Celeste Gomez finished the scoring in the sixth when she lined a sacrifice fly to centerfield, scoring Bullock to make it 4-0 in game two.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        2  2  2   3  1  0  6  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  1  1   3  0  0  0  4
Kelly Hensley           2B        3  0  1   2  0  0  2  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Adams        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  1  0   0  1  0  3  2
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        1  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        1  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              18 10  7  10  5  0 15  8
Opp                              16  0  4   0  2  6 12  4

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Kelly Hensley (10), Bailey Schinella (3)
3B - FSU-Kirstin Austin (1)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (13)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (15-6)   3.0  3  0  0  1  3
Jessica Nori                    2.0  1  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  4  0  0  2  6
Opp                  L          4.0  7 10 10  5  0


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BOSTON COLLEGE
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0
0
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0
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4
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FLORIDA STATE
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4
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7
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FLORIDA STATE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
04/06/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Takes Two Against Boston College.

Nole softball downs the Eagles by a 10-0 score in game one before coming away with a 4-0 win in second game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind two quality pitching performances from Lacey Waldrop and Monica Perry, the Florida State softball team shut down Boston College on Saturday afternoon by recording two shutouts, winning 10-0 and 4-0, on `Paint it Pink' day at JoAnne Graf Field.

Boston College produced just six base hits on the day, all being singles. Waldrop (15-6) combined with a band of hot hitters in game one, as she threw the minimum of three innings and struck out three while scattering three hits as Florida State won its 14th mercy-rule game of the season in five innings.

In game two, Perry (14-7) threw a complete-game seven innings and surrendered just two base hits while striking out seven in the 4-0 victory. Redshirt junior Jessica Nori earned time in relief in game one and struck out three over two innings.

"Wins in conference play are always important. Taking two in a doubleheader was huge for us today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Our pitching was superb today and all three players were real comfortable in the circle. Every game in the ACC is important so we have to come out tomorrow ready for a three-game sweep."

Florida State has now won its first four ACC series of the season, duplicating its feat from a season ago. Freshman Victoria East was vital again at the top of the order as she combined for a 4-for-6 day with one double and three RBIs.

The Noles finished 16-for-43 (.372) in both games, raising their team batting average to .307 for the season. Florida State is aiming to finish above .300 for only the fourth time in school history, with the other years occurring in 1995 (.316), 1993 (.309) and 1992 (.315).

Junior Courtney Senas recorded a home run in her first at-bat of the day in game one, her 13th of the season. The Wahiawa, Hawaii native is now solely in second place on the school's single-season home runs list. She needs just one more to tie former player Yuruby Alicart's school record of 14. Senas also has 49 RBIs this season, which is tied for fifth and just seven shy of tying Alicart's record of 56 in 2005.

Sophomore Bailey Schinella stayed potent at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Five Seminoles (30-13, 9-2), including Kirstin Austin, Kelly Hensley and Senas, finished with at least two base hits on Saturday.

A key to Florida State's success on Saturday was its early-game scoring. In both games, the Seminoles crossed the plate in the first inning to extend its record to 27-2 this season when they score first.

In game one, four runs were scored in the bottom of the second inning following FSU's 2-0 lead, as East recorded a two-run single down the right field line with one out. Hensley then cleared the bases with a two-run double to right center to give Florida State a 6-0 lead.

Austin's slicing triple to left center plated Morgan Bullock to add to the lead in the third. Schinella followed with a run-scoring double, and an RBI single by East created a 9-0 lead. Senas capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly to right field.

In game two, Maddie O'Brien recorded an RBI groundout to the right side to plate Senas and give the Noles an early 1-0 advantage. Senas recorded her fourth triple of the season in her second at-bat of the game.

O'Brien contributed to two more runs scored when she lined a two-run single down the right field line with two outs in the bottom of the third inning. Junior Celeste Gomez finished the scoring in the sixth when she lined a sacrifice fly to centerfield, scoring Bullock to make it 4-0 in game two.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  0  2   0  0  0  4  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  2  1   0  1  0  3  0
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   3  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   1  0  0  9  1
Erika Hoffner           RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  4  9   4  2  0 21  4
Opp                              22  0  2   0  1  7 18  9

2B - FSU-Victoria East (12)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Celeste Gomez (2)
SB - FSU-Victoria East (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (14-7)   7.0  2  0  0  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  1  7
Opp                  L          6.0  9  4  4  2  0


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BOSTON COLLEGE
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FLORIDA STATE 7, BOSTON COLLEGE 3
04/07/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Hitting Stays Hot in Sweep over BC.

Florida State softball raises batting average to .312 after producing 14 base hits in 7-3 win over Eagles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State softball team completed a three-game sweep over Boston College on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Eagles 7-3 behind a hot-hitting offense that recorded 14 base hits.

The Seminoles (31-13, 10-2) extended their first-place standing in the ACC after batting nearly .500 for the day, going 14-for-29 (.483) with six players producing two hits apiece. Freshmen Victoria East, Macey Cheatham and Alex Kossoff, redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien and seniors Kirstin Austin and Morgan Bullock each produced multiple-hit efforts to ignite Florida State's batting order.

Over the last seven games, Florida State has raised its batting average by 12 points to reach .312 on the season. Roughly 3/4 through the season, the Seminoles are going after the school record batting average of .316 set in the 1995 season. That season was also the last time the Seminoles batted above .300.

"We had so many hitters step up today and it was great to see," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I've been proud of the way we have been thriving at the plate and executing several of our situational at-bats. Our assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Craig Snider have done an excellent job with this team and hopefully it continues down the final stretch of the season."

Florida State finished 7-for-16 with runners on base on Sunday and went 5-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Junior Courtney Senas recorded her fifth triple of the season and drove in a run to bring her total to 50 RBIs for the season. She is the first Seminole to reach the 50-RBI mark since Yuruby Alicart recorded 54 in 2006.

The Seminoles' 14 base hits also marked their 15th-double digit hitting performance of the season.

Sophomore Lacey Waldrop (16-6) got the win in relief after throwing four innings and allowing two runs on two hits with six strikeouts. Monica Perry started the game and pitched the first two innings, and redshirt junior Jessica Nori threw one scoreless inning in the seventh.

Boston College put up its first run of the series in the first inning when Alana DiMaso hammered a high fastball over the left center wall for a solo home run, making it 1-0.

In the bottom of the first, Florida State responded when Senas drove home East on an RBI triple to left center to tie the game at 1-1. Senas then made a heads-up base-running play by tagging on a foul-out at first base by Kelly Hensley that turned into a sacrifice fly, making it 2-1. Austin ended the inning with an RBI bloop single to right center to plate Bullock.

Bullock came through again in the bottom of the third when she lined a two-run single to right field with one out. Maddie O'Brien helped the scoring by doubling to left center while Hensley started the inning with a single with one out. Bullock led the Noles with two RBIs.

After Jessie Daulton led off the top of the sixth with a solo home run, Florida State responded in the bottom half when Cheatham recorded an RBI single to left field. Later, East lined a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Bailey Schinella to create a 7-2 lead.

Boston College tacked on a run in the top of the sixth when Florida State attempted to get an Eagle base runner out at second base and executed a run-down, bringing home a BC runner from third base to make it 7-3. Nori, however, closed out the game with a scoreless seventh inning to grab Florida State its 31st win of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  1  2   1  0  0  6  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  2
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  1  1   1  1  0  2  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  2   0  0  0  4  3
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  1  2   2  0  1  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         3  0  2   1  0  0  6  2
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Alex Kossoff          RF        2  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  7 14   7  3  2 21 10
Opp                              25  3  4   2  4  7 18  6

E - FSU-Courtney Senas (7)
2B - FSU-Victoria East (13), Maddie O'Brien (7)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (5), Morgan Bullock (3)
HR - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Victoria East (3), Kelly Hensley (3)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry                    2.0  1  1  1  1  1
Lacey Waldrop        W (16-6)   4.0  2  2  2  3  6
Jessica Nori                    1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  3  3  4  7
Opp                  L          6.0 14  7  7  3  2


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SOUTH ALABAMA 4, FLORIDA STATE 0
04/10/2013, MOBILE, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 23 South Alabama Shuts Out Seminoles.

Dominant pitching by Farish Beard and Hannah Campbell delivers first shutout performance against Seminoles since Feb. 24.

MOBILE, AL - No. 23 South Alabama received strong pitching performances from Farish Beard and Hannah Campbell to shut out the 25th-ranked Florida State softball team, 4-0, on Wednesday evening at Jaguar Field.

The Seminoles (31-14), whom entered the game with an impressive .312 team batting average, were shut out for the first time since Feb. 24 against Nebraska. It was just the fourth time Florida State was shut out this season.

The Jaguars' (35-7) duo of Beard (16-0) and Campbell combined to pitch effectively in all frames. Beard pitched the minimum of four innings and allowed three hits while issuing two walks with six strikeouts. Campbell then entered the fifth inning and picked up the save after pitching the final three scoreless innings.

Beard continues to be perfect this season, sporting a 16-0 undefeated record.

The loss lowers Florida State's record to 21-12 in non-conference play this season. The Seminoles are now 3-2 all-time against South Alabama but have lost their last two games against the Jaguars.

Florida State finished 4-for-23 at the plate while South Alabama went 7-for-26 in what had the makings of a pitcher's duel early on. A three-run inning by the Jaguars in the third helped break the game open, and an insurance run in the fifth nearly put the game out of reach.

Sophomore Lacey Waldrop (16-7) allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts in four innings pitched. Monica Perry allowed one run in two innings pitched and struck out four in relief.

Three of Florida State's four hits went extra bases, as Maddie O'Brien, Morgan Bullock and Kirstin Austin each recorded doubles. Freshman Victoria East had the lone single.

The first runner in scoring position occurred in the bottom of the second inning as the Jaguars threatened to score. With one out, Kaitlyn Griffith was hit by a pitch and then stole second base. Meghan Collins pushed Griffith to third base on a groundout to second base, but South Alabama's Alex Breeden ended the inning on a soft groundout to FSU's Courtney Senas at third base.

Florida State threatened to score in the top of the third inning. With two outs, East recorded the first base hit of the game on a sharp single to third base. The base hit marked a 10-game hit streak for the freshman. With Senas up to bat, East stole second base but was not driven home as Senas lined out to left field to finish the frame.

South Alabama recorded three runs in the third inning. The big hit was provided by Blair Johnson as she produced a bloop double to left center that drove in two runs, making it 2-0. Two batters later Haley Fagan singled up to centerfield with two outs to plate another Jaguar runner and create a 3-0 advantage.

An opportunity was missed in the top of the fifth inning when Austin led off with a double to the left center gap. Three pitches into the next batter in Bailey Schinella, Beard left the game with what appeared to be a back issue and was replaced by Campbell. The reliever walked Schinella but wound up inducing three consecutive outs to end the threat by the Noles.

Perry relieved Waldrop to begin the top of the fifth. South Alabama's Julie Moss delivered a solo home run to lead off the inning, but Perry responded by recording consecutive strikeouts and a flyout to keep Florida State within reach at 4-0.

Perry would end up recording four strikeouts to her seven batters faced, with the home run being her lone blemish in relief.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  6  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  2
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  2  7  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  0  4   0  3 10 18  6
Opp                              26  4  7   4  0  8 21  6

E - FSU-Morgan Bullock (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (8), Morgan Bullock (6), Kirstin Austin (8)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (16-7)   4.0  6  3  3  0  4
Monica Perry                    2.0  1  1  1  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  4  4  0  8
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0  4  0  0  3 10


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FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA 2
04/14/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Three Seniors Lead Noles to Sweep Over Virginia.

Monica Perry, Morgan Bullock and Kirstin Austin highlight Florida State's doubleheader sweep over Cavaliers on Senior Day at JoAnne Graf Field.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The combination of seniors Morgan Bullock and Kirstin Austin at the plate and pitcher Monica Perry in the circle led the 25th-ranked Florida State softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Virginia on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (33-14, 12-2) maintained their first-place standing in the Atlantic Coast Conference by winning 3-2 in game one on a walk-off RBI single from Austin in the eighth inning. Florida State defeated the Cavaliers (18-21, 3-11) in game two by a 10-2 score in five innings, its 15th mercy-rule game of the season.

Honored before the game for their career-long achievements as members of the Garnet and Gold, the three seniors made their day worthwhile by contributing in big ways. Perry (16-7) earned victories in both games today, one as a starter and one in relief. The Whitesburg, Ga. native combined to allow two runs on three hits in 6.2 innings while striking out four.

"It's kind of weird thinking about it being senior weekend since we have more softball left," head coach Lonni Alameda said following her 200th win as Florida State's skipper. "Our seniors have been great all season long and it's nice to be able to honor them and win the games for them."

Perry came through largely in the first game, entering the contest with Florida State and Virginia tied at 2-2 with one out and UVA runners on first and second base. Perry immediately induced a double play by Taylor Williams as Austin made a sliding catch in left field on a liner, then doubled off Heidi Velk at second base on a throw from her knees to end the inning.

Austin used a bevy of great defensive plays in the outfield to help spark her numbers at the plate. The Temple Terrace, Fla. native finished 3-for-6 on Sunday with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. After leading the Seminoles last season with a .364 batting average in ACC play, Austin is batting .439 (18-for-41) this season against conference opponents.

Bullock finished 4-for-7 with one triple, an RBI and two runs scored. The Dacula, Ga. native went 3-for-4 in game one to record her 10th multiple-hit game of her career. It was the fourth time this season she has had at least three hits in a game.

Florida State is now 72-17 all-time against UVA, owning more wins against the Cavaliers than any other ACC opponent. The Noles improve to 25-7 at home. Florida State also raised its batting average to .313 as a team.

In game one, redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run to left center, her sixth blast of the season. Bullock followed with a triple to right center to keep the momentum going, but she was doubled off on a shallow pop-out by Austin where Bullock left early tagging to home plate.

In the top of the fifth, Virginia scored an unearned run when Heidi Velk stole third base with two outs and scored on an errant throw by catcher Celeste Gomez on the steal attempt. Pitcher Lacey Waldrop came back to strike out leadoff batter Taylor Williams to finish the inning.

The Cavaliers scored the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth. Marcy Bowdren led off with a single in the top of the sixth, then reached second base on a sacrifice bunt by Megan Harris. Alex Skinkis then singled to put runners on the corners with one out and Aimee Chapdelaine's groundout to second base brought home Bowdren to give the Cavaliers a 2-1 advantage.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Bullock recorded her second hit of the game on an infield single to second base. Kirstin Austin then provided one of the game's biggest hits with a two-out RBI double to the left center gap, plating Bullock from first base to tie the game at 2-2.

Austin came through in the bottom of the eighth when she stepped up to the plate with runners on first and second base. She recorded a hard-hit single to the right side that took a tricky hop on UVA second baseman Lauren Didlake and skidded past her to bring in the walk-off run in pinch runner Courtney Adams. O'Brien recorded a single through the right side to begin the scoring frame, followed by a bunt single from Bullock before Austin provided the game-winning base hit.

In game two, O'Brien recorded her second home run of the day on a two-run round tripper to centerfield to give Florida State an early 2-0 lead. O'Brien drove home Courtney Senas as well, who recorded a single to the left side in the inning.

Florida State picked up three more runs in the bottom of the third. O'Brien and Bullock recorded RBI singles and Bailey Schinella capped the inning with a sacrifice fly to right field, making it 5-0. The game would end in the fifth on an RBI single from Senas to score East.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  3   0  1  0 11  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  6
Kelly Hensley           2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  2   1  0  1  0  1
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  1  3   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  0  2   2  0  0  3  1
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  1
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3 11   3  1 10 24 12
Opp                              31  2  8   1  1  7 21  1

E - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (9), Celeste Gomez (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (14), Kirstin Austin (9)
3B - FSU-Morgan Bullock (4)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (6)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   6.1  7  2  1  0  6
Monica Perry         W (15-7)   1.2  1  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  8  2  1  1  7
Opp                  L          7.0 11  3  3  1 10


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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 10, VIRGINIA 2
04/14/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Three Seniors Lead Noles to Sweep Over Virginia.

Monica Perry, Morgan Bullock and Kirstin Austin highlight Florida State's doubleheader sweep over Cavaliers on Senior Day at JoAnne Graf Field.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The combination of seniors Morgan Bullock and Kirstin Austin at the plate and pitcher Monica Perry in the circle led the 25th-ranked Florida State softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Virginia on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (33-14, 12-2) maintained their first-place standing in the Atlantic Coast Conference by winning 3-2 in game one on a walk-off RBI single from Austin in the eighth inning. Florida State defeated the Cavaliers (18-21, 3-11) in game two by a 10-2 score in five innings, its 15th mercy-rule game of the season.

Honored before the game for their career-long achievements as members of the Garnet and Gold, the three seniors made their day worthwhile by contributing in big ways. Perry (16-7) earned victories in both games today, one as a starter and one in relief. The Whitesburg, Ga. native combined to allow two runs on three hits in 6.2 innings while striking out four.

"It's kind of weird thinking about it being senior weekend since we have more softball left," head coach Lonni Alameda said following her 200th win as Florida State's skipper. "Our seniors have been great all season long and it's nice to be able to honor them and win the games for them."

Perry came through largely in the first game, entering the contest with Florida State and Virginia tied at 2-2 with one out and UVA runners on first and second base. Perry immediately induced a double play by Taylor Williams as Austin made a sliding catch in left field on a liner, then doubled off Heidi Velk at second base on a throw from her knees to end the inning.

Austin used a bevy of great defensive plays in the outfield to help spark her numbers at the plate. The Temple Terrace, Fla. native finished 3-for-6 on Sunday with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. After leading the Seminoles last season with a .364 batting average in ACC play, Austin is batting .439 (18-for-41) this season against conference opponents.

Bullock finished 4-for-7 with one triple, an RBI and two runs scored. The Dacula, Ga. native went 3-for-4 in game one to record her 10th multiple-hit game of her career. It was the fourth time this season she has had at least three hits in a game.

Florida State is now 72-17 all-time against UVA, owning more wins against the Cavaliers than any other ACC opponent. The Noles improve to 25-7 at home. Florida State also raised its batting average to .313 as a team.

In game one, redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run to left center, her sixth blast of the season. Bullock followed with a triple to right center to keep the momentum going, but she was doubled off on a shallow pop-out by Austin where Bullock left early tagging to home plate.

In the top of the fifth, Virginia scored an unearned run when Heidi Velk stole third base with two outs and scored on an errant throw by catcher Celeste Gomez on the steal attempt. Pitcher Lacey Waldrop came back to strike out leadoff batter Taylor Williams to finish the inning.

The Cavaliers scored the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth. Marcy Bowdren led off with a single in the top of the sixth, then reached second base on a sacrifice bunt by Megan Harris. Alex Skinkis then singled to put runners on the corners with one out and Aimee Chapdelaine's groundout to second base brought home Bowdren to give the Cavaliers a 2-1 advantage.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Bullock recorded her second hit of the game on an infield single to second base. Kirstin Austin then provided one of the game's biggest hits with a two-out RBI double to the left center gap, plating Bullock from first base to tie the game at 2-2.

Austin came through in the bottom of the eighth when she stepped up to the plate with runners on first and second base. She recorded a hard-hit single to the right side that took a tricky hop on UVA second baseman Lauren Didlake and skidded past her to bring in the walk-off run in pinch runner Courtney Adams. O'Brien recorded a single through the right side to begin the scoring frame, followed by a bunt single from Bullock before Austin provided the game-winning base hit.

In game two, O'Brien recorded her second home run of the day on a two-run round tripper to centerfield to give Florida State an early 2-0 lead. O'Brien drove home Courtney Senas as well, who recorded a single to the left side in the inning.

Florida State picked up three more runs in the bottom of the third. O'Brien and Bullock recorded RBI singles and Bailey Schinella capped the inning with a sacrifice fly to right field, making it 5-0. The game would end in the fifth on an RBI single from Senas to score East.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  2  2   1  0  0  9  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  3
Kelly Hensley           2B        3  1  0   0  0  0  1  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  3  2   3  0  0  0  1
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        1  0  0   2  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         3  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PH-RF     2  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              25 10 11  10  1  0 15  9
Opp                              16  2  2   2  1  3 14  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Morgan Bullock (4)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Alex Kossoff (1)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (7)
HBP - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3)
SH - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Bailey Schinella 2 (3)
SB - FSU-Victoria East (10), Courtney Senas (13), Morgan Bullock (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (16-7)   5.0  2  2  2  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  2  2  1  3
Opp                  L          4.2 11 10  8  1  0


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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 2, VIRGINIA 0
04/15/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Shuts Down Virginia.

Sophomore pitcher records her fourth shutout of the season against home state squad on ESPNU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State softball sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop pitched a dominant complete-game shutout on Monday evening at JoAnne Graf Field as the 25th-ranked Seminoles defeated Virginia, 2-0, in front of an ESPNU national audience.

Waldrop (17-7) picked up her fourth shutout and her 10th complete game of the season against the school that resides in her home state. The Chester, Va. native threw seven innings and allowed just two hits while striking out 10, helping move along a game that took just 1 hour 35 minutes to complete.

Waldrop retired the Virginia side in five of her seven innings pitched. For the Florida State pitching staff, it was the 15th time in 48 games played that the opposition was held to two hits or less this season. The only base hits recorded against Waldrop were a chopping infield single by Shannon McGinley in the third and a leadoff single by Marcy Bowdren in the fourth frame.

"Throughout the season you're going to have your ups and downs and have different people carry you," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We're taking everything game by game right now, and it's a lot of fun playing in front of our fans here at home. It was fun tonight to watch some good pitching."

The pitchers' duel victory for the Seminoles (34-14, 13-2) gives them a three-game lead in the ACC standings over second-place North Carolina with six conference games left. Florida State's two final ACC series are daunting games on the road, including a three-game set at Virginia Tech on April 20-21 and a series at Georgia Tech on April 27-28.

Virginia pitcher Melanie Mitchell (13-13) was also impressive against a Florida State group hitting .313 entering the ballgame. Mitchell allowed two runs on four hits in six innings pitched with six strikeouts while absorbing the loss.

The key contributors at the plate for Florida State were redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien and senior Morgan Bullock. O'Brien finished 1-for-2 and recorded a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning, marking her third consecutive game with a round-tripper.

Bullock added to her splendid senior season by going 2-for-2 with a key RBI single. The Dacula, Ga. native now leads Florida State with a .366 batting average.

Monday's win for the Seminoles was their 73rd in 90 meetings with Virginia, the most games they've played against any ACC squad. O'Brien's big home run marked the 48th this season for Florida State, putting it just one shy of tying the school record of 49 held by the 2007 team.

O'Brien catapulted the Seminoles on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning when she launched a solo shot to centerfield, her eighth of the season. It was O'Brien's third straight game with a home run.

Bullock added to the lead in the bottom of the fourth with a key two-out, RBI bloop single down the left field line. With one out, Kelly Hensley recorded her first triple of the season on a towering shot that hit off the top of the wall in left center to help create the scoring chance.

Scoring chances were minimal for both teams in what was a pure pitcher's duel. Virginia's best opportunity came in the fourth inning following Bowdren's leadoff single. Waldrop came back to strike out Megan Harris, and after a groundout by Alex Skinkis advanced Bowdren to second base, Aimee Chapdelaine struck out swinging to finish the frame.

Leading 2-0 in the top of the seventh, Waldrop mowed down the middle of the order. The game ended on a spectacular play from O'Brien at shortstop where she ranged to her right on a hard-hit grounder from Chapdelaine and threw her out to punctuate the victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   1  0  1  1  3
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         2  0  0   0  0  2 10  0
Erika Hoffner           RF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  2  4   2  0  6 21  6
Opp                              23  0  2   0  0 10 18  4

3B - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (17-7)   7.0  2  0  0  0 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  0 10
Opp                  L          6.0  4  2  2  0  6


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FLORIDA 8, FLORIDA STATE 0
04/17/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Fourth-Ranked Gators Defeat Noles.

No. 23 Florida State softball falls to rival Florida in first mercy-rule loss this season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After falling behind early, the 23rd-ranked Florida State softball team could not mount any sort of comeback against No. 4 Florida as it fell 8-0 in five innings in front of a record crowd of 1,199 on Wednesday evening at JoAnne Graf Field.

The loss for the Seminoles (34-15) marked their first mercy-rule defeat of the season, and also was their largest margin of loss in 2013. The Gators (42-5) improved to 18-13 all-time against the Noles and recorded multiple runs in the second, third and fourth innings to propel themselves to victory.

"Florida's pitcher threw a good game in the circle, and we didn't make adjustments as hitters," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We didn't have the best day out there but the thing right now for us is to re-group and get back out there this weekend. UF is a dead-red hitting team and you have to mix speeds with them and not get behind in the count."

Four UF players recorded multiple-hit games, as Florida State starter Monica Perry (16-8) took the loss after allowing seven runs on nine hits in four innings pitched with six strikeouts. Florida starter Alyssa Bache (8-0) maintained an undefeated record by tossing five innings and allowing just two hits.

Florida State senior Morgan Bullock recorded a single in the first inning and junior Celeste Gomez hit a pinch-hit double to right center in the fifth to account for the Seminoles' two base hits. The Noles now have an 11-game losing streak to the Gators that dates back to 2007. Florida State last defeated Florida in both games of a doubleheader in Tallahassee in 2006.

Wednesday's meeting was the fifth time since 2006 that both teams met as Top 25 squads. While nine of Florida State's losses this season have come by two runs or less, Wednesday's margin of defeat eclipsed the previous high of six runs in a 6-0 loss to No. 1 Oklahoma on Feb. 23.

Florida's Taylor Schwarz launched a two-run home run to left center in the second inning to put the Gators ahead early 2-0. Perry got ahead of Schwarz in the count before she evened it up and turned on a pitch that plated Stephanie Tofft, who recorded a single up the middle with one out.

Schwarz's two-run single up the middle in the top of the third inning helped break open the game. Kirsti Merritt started the inning and recorded a triple to centerfield before scoring on Kelsey Horton's single down the left field line with one out. Florida recorded four hits in the inning to contribute to its 5-0 lead.

A hard-driven two-run single down the left field line by Horton in the fourth added to the Gator lead, scoring Merritt and Stewart to make it 7-0 Florida. The Gators tacked on another run in the fifth to put the mercy rule into effect.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        2  0  0   0  1  1  3  1
Morgan Bullock          CF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-P      2  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              18  0  2   0  1  1 15  5
Opp                              25  8 10   8  4  6 15  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Celeste Gomez (5)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         L (16-8)   4.0  9  7  7  2  6
Bailey Schinella                0.1  0  1  1  2  0
Jessica Nori                    0.2  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0 10  8  8  4  6
Opp                  W          5.0  2  0  0  1  1


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FLORIDA STATE 4, VIRGINIA TECH 2
04/20/2013, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

East's Heroics Highlight Doubleheader Sweep.

No. 23 Florida State softball earns big road wins over Virginia Tech courtesy of freshman Victoria East's game-winning two-run homer in game one.

BLACKSBURG, VA - With No. 23 Seminole softball trailing 2-1 with two outs in the seventh, freshman Victoria East provided one of the biggest moments of the season when she lifted a two-run home run in game one to set the tone for a doubleheader sweep over Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Tech Softball Park.

In front of an ESPNU audience in game one, the Seminoles (36-15, 15-2) were down to their last out and had sophomore Bailey Schinella on first base following a walk. East stared down a 1-2 pitch from Hokie pitcher Kelly Heinz (13-4) and delivered a two-run, game-winning home run to left center as Florida State took a 3-2 lead. East's fourth and most important home run of the season was a pitch down and inside that she turned on.

Altogether, Florida State defeated Virginia Tech 4-2 in game one and 11-0 in five innings in game two.

"For a freshman to stay in there like that with the crowd on their feet and she is down to her last strike, that was an incredible effort on Victoria's part," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "That homer set the tone for our offense the rest of the day and we took care of business from there. I'm very proud of the way we responded to a little adversity today."

Following East's big hit, Florida State's offense produced well at the plate. In total, the Seminoles recorded 19 base hits on the day including four home runs. Florida State now has 52 home runs this season which breaks the school single-season record of 49 held by the 2007 team. The Noles have homered in 31 of their 51 games this season.

The Seminoles hold other impressive offensive marks: Their 305 runs scored are the most since the 2007 team totaled 337 runs. Florida State's doubles (68) and triples (21) totals are its highest since 2010, and its 284 RBIs this season are the most since 2007 team had 296.

Senior Morgan Bullock and redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien led Florida State's big offensive performances by going 3-for-7 apiece. Junior Kelly Hensley went 3-for-8 with one home run and two RBIs and led the Noles with eight total bases. O'Brien, East and Bailey Schinella had three RBis apiece. In game two, every FSU position starter recorded at least one base hit in a game that lasted just five innings.

Florida State's 11-0 win over the Hokies (27-14, 6-7) in game two marked its 16th mercy-rule victory of the season. The Seminoles' sweep on Saturday also gives them another series win in ACC play, going a perfect 6-for-6 thus far in conference competition.

The Seminoles now hold a four-game lead over second-place North Carolina with four ACC games left. UNC plays host to Georgia Tech in a doubleheader on Sunday and the finale on Monday.

FSU pitchers Lacey Waldrop (18-7) and Monica Perry (17-8) both earned solid victories on Saturday. Waldrop pitched a complete-game seven frames and allowed two runs on four hits with three strikeouts. Perry was masterful in game two, throwing a five-inning shutout and allowing just three hits with eight K's.

Virginia Tech's Kylie McGoldrick recorded a big two-out, one-run single to right center in the first inning to put the Hokies on the scoreboard in game one. McGoldrick drove in Courtney Liddle, who kept the inning alive with a double to right center with two outs.

After getting a runner in scoring position in the first two innings, Florida State's Bullock had her second good at-bat of the day in the third frame. Bullock worked the count before delivering a single to the left side for the Seminoles' second hit of the day. Bullock, however, ended the inning when she was caught stealing at second base on a pinpoint throw from Virginia Tech catcher Courtney Liddle.

The Hokies threatened to add to the lead in the bottom of the third. Lauren Gaskill led off the inning with a walk and then stole second base immediately. Kat Banks then grounded out to Maddie O'Brien at shortstop, and pitcher Waldrop battled with Liddle until freezing her on a changeup for a strikeout looking. With two outs, McGoldrick hit a liner to left field that Kirstin Austin dove for and snagged to prevent a run from scoring.

Florida State's first runner at third base came in the fourth inning. With one out, Kelly Hensley lined her 11th double of the season to the left center gap, then reached third base on a groundout by Courtney Senas. With two outs, Kirstin Austin hit a sharp grounder that was swallowed up at second base to end the scoring threat.

Another big two-out base hit for the Hokies in the fifth extended their lead to 2-0. With pinch runner Nina Compton on third base, Kat Banks hit a sharp grounder up the middle that was snagged by Maddie O'Brien at shortstop. O'Brien attempted to throw out Banks at first base but Victoria East had been off the bag, and by the team she reached back with the ball Banks had been safe for an RBI infield single.

Florida State fought back with one run in the top of the sixth. Hensley delivered a full-count, one-run double to right center to plate East from second base to cut the deficit to 2-1. With runners in scoring position and one out, the Noles weren't able to tie the game as Courtney Senas lined out to first base and Kirstin Austin grounded out to shortstop to keep Virginia Tech in the lead.

Following East's enormous home run in the top of the seventh with two outs, Bullock reached base on a single through the right side. O'Brien then provided an important insurance run when she lifted an RBI double to the right center gap to bring the lead to 4-2.

In game two, Bailey Schinella gave Florida State a 1-0 lead in the second inning when she recorded an RBI groundout to shortstop to plate Courtney Senas at third base. Senas led off the inning with a single to centerfield.

O'Brien laced a two-run double to left center, her second two-bagger of the day, to bring the Seminole lead to 3-0. Alex Kossoff led off the inning with a bunt single, then advanced to second base on Bullock's single through the right side. On O'Brien's gapper, Bullock hustled all the way from first base to score on the play.

Schinella's two-run home run to right field in the fourth marked her first career home run as a Nole. The blast also gave the 2013 Seminoles the single-season school record for home runs, marking their 50th. Celeste Gomez added to the total with her eighth home run of the season, a solo shot to centerfield that made it 6-0 FSU. The Seminoles then added five more runs in the top of the fifth to put the game out of reach.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  2  1   2  0  1 13  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  2   0  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  2   1  0  0  1  6
Kelly Hensley           2B        4  0  2   1  0  0  2  1
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  1  0   0  1  2  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4  9   4  2  5 21 12
Opp                              24  2  4   2  2  3 21  9

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (9), Kelly Hensley 2 (12)
HR - FSU-Victoria East (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (13), Kirstin Austin (5)
CS - FSU-Morgan Bullock (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (18-7)   7.0  4  2  2  2  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  2  2  3
Opp                  L          7.0  9  4  4  2  5


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FLORIDA STATE 11, VIRGINIA TECH 0
04/20/2013, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

East's Heroics Highlight Doubleheader Sweep.

No. 23 Florida State softball earns big road wins over Virginia Tech courtesy of freshman Victoria East's game-winning two-run homer in game one.

BLACKSBURG, VA - With No. 23 Seminole softball trailing 2-1 with two outs in the seventh, freshman Victoria East provided one of the biggest moments of the season when she lifted a two-run home run in game one to set the tone for a doubleheader sweep over Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Tech Softball Park.

In front of an ESPNU audience in game one, the Seminoles (36-15, 15-2) were down to their last out and had sophomore Bailey Schinella on first base following a walk. East stared down a 1-2 pitch from Hokie pitcher Kelly Heinz (13-4) and delivered a two-run, game-winning home run to left center as Florida State took a 3-2 lead. East's fourth and most important home run of the season was a pitch down and inside that she turned on.

Altogether, Florida State defeated Virginia Tech 4-2 in game one and 11-0 in five innings in game two.

"For a freshman to stay in there like that with the crowd on their feet and she is down to her last strike, that was an incredible effort on Victoria's part," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "That homer set the tone for our offense the rest of the day and we took care of business from there. I'm very proud of the way we responded to a little adversity today."

Following East's big hit, Florida State's offense produced well at the plate. In total, the Seminoles recorded 19 base hits on the day including four home runs. Florida State now has 52 home runs this season which breaks the school single-season record of 49 held by the 2007 team. The Noles have homered in 31 of their 51 games this season.

The Seminoles hold other impressive offensive marks: Their 305 runs scored are the most since the 2007 team totaled 337 runs. Florida State's doubles (68) and triples (21) totals are its highest since 2010, and its 284 RBIs this season are the most since 2007 team had 296.

Senior Morgan Bullock and redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien led Florida State's big offensive performances by going 3-for-7 apiece. Junior Kelly Hensley went 3-for-8 with one home run and two RBIs and led the Noles with eight total bases. O'Brien, East and Bailey Schinella had three RBis apiece. In game two, every FSU position starter recorded at least one base hit in a game that lasted just five innings.

Florida State's 11-0 win over the Hokies (27-14, 6-7) in game two marked its 16th mercy-rule victory of the season. The Seminoles' sweep on Saturday also gives them another series win in ACC play, going a perfect 6-for-6 thus far in conference competition.

The Seminoles now hold a four-game lead over second-place North Carolina with four ACC games left. UNC plays host to Georgia Tech in a doubleheader on Sunday and the finale on Monday.

FSU pitchers Lacey Waldrop (18-7) and Monica Perry (17-8) both earned solid victories on Saturday. Waldrop pitched a complete-game seven frames and allowed two runs on four hits with three strikeouts. Perry was masterful in game two, throwing a five-inning shutout and allowing just three hits with eight K's.

Virginia Tech's Kylie McGoldrick recorded a big two-out, one-run single to right center in the first inning to put the Hokies on the scoreboard in game one. McGoldrick drove in Courtney Liddle, who kept the inning alive with a double to right center with two outs.

After getting a runner in scoring position in the first two innings, Florida State's Bullock had her second good at-bat of the day in the third frame. Bullock worked the count before delivering a single to the left side for the Seminoles' second hit of the day. Bullock, however, ended the inning when she was caught stealing at second base on a pinpoint throw from Virginia Tech catcher Courtney Liddle.

The Hokies threatened to add to the lead in the bottom of the third. Lauren Gaskill led off the inning with a walk and then stole second base immediately. Kat Banks then grounded out to Maddie O'Brien at shortstop, and pitcher Waldrop battled with Liddle until freezing her on a changeup for a strikeout looking. With two outs, McGoldrick hit a liner to left field that Kirstin Austin dove for and snagged to prevent a run from scoring.

Florida State's first runner at third base came in the fourth inning. With one out, Kelly Hensley lined her 11th double of the season to the left center gap, then reached third base on a groundout by Courtney Senas. With two outs, Kirstin Austin hit a sharp grounder that was swallowed up at second base to end the scoring threat.

Another big two-out base hit for the Hokies in the fifth extended their lead to 2-0. With pinch runner Nina Compton on third base, Kat Banks hit a sharp grounder up the middle that was snagged by Maddie O'Brien at shortstop. O'Brien attempted to throw out Banks at first base but Victoria East had been off the bag, and by the team she reached back with the ball Banks had been safe for an RBI infield single.

Florida State fought back with one run in the top of the sixth. Hensley delivered a full-count, one-run double to right center to plate East from second base to cut the deficit to 2-1. With runners in scoring position and one out, the Noles weren't able to tie the game as Courtney Senas lined out to first base and Kirstin Austin grounded out to shortstop to keep Virginia Tech in the lead.

Following East's enormous home run in the top of the seventh with two outs, Bullock reached base on a single through the right side. O'Brien then provided an important insurance run when she lifted an RBI double to the right center gap to bring the lead to 4-2.

In game two, Bailey Schinella gave Florida State a 1-0 lead in the second inning when she recorded an RBI groundout to shortstop to plate Courtney Senas at third base. Senas led off the inning with a single to centerfield.

O'Brien laced a two-run double to left center, her second two-bagger of the day, to bring the Seminole lead to 3-0. Alex Kossoff led off the inning with a bunt single, then advanced to second base on Bullock's single through the right side. On O'Brien's gapper, Bullock hustled all the way from first base to score on the play.

Schinella's two-run home run to right field in the fourth marked her first career home run as a Nole. The blast also gave the 2013 Seminoles the single-season school record for home runs, marking their 50th. Celeste Gomez added to the total with her eighth home run of the season, a solo shot to centerfield that made it 6-0 FSU. The Seminoles then added five more runs in the top of the fifth to put the game out of reach.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   1  0  0  4  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   2  1  0  0  1
Kelly Hensley           2B-DP     4  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  2  1   1  1  0  2  0
  Courtney Adams        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
  Kaitlin Allen         PH-2B     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  2  1   1  1  1  8  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              26 11 10  11  5  1 15  2
Opp                              18  0  3   0  1  8 15  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (10)
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (10)
HR - FSU-Kelly Hensley (12), Bailey Schinella (1), Celeste Gomez (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas 2 (15)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (17-8)   5.0  3  0  0  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          5.0 10 11 11  5  1


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FLORIDA STATE 4, VIRGINIA TECH 3
04/21/2013, BLACKSBURG, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Clinch ACC Regular-Season Title.

No. 23 Florida State softball defeats Virginia Tech on the road to sweep the series and clinch the No. 1 seed in the ACC Championship.

BLACKSBURG, VA - The No. 23 Florida State softball team checked one of its preseason goals off their list, earning the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title on Sunday after defeating Virginia Tech, 4-3, at Tech Softball Park in Blacksburg, Va.

The victory for the Seminoles (37-15, 16-2) gave them a sweep of the series and locked in a No. 1 seed for the ACC Championship that occurs May 9-11. The tournament will be hosted in Tallahassee, Fla. at JoAnne Graf Field.

Florida State's regular-season title is the 11th time in program history it has held or tied for the best record in the ACC heading into the conference postseason. The last time the Seminoles were regular-season champions was in 2004. Florida State also owns 11 ACC postseason championships, with the last one occurring in 2011 in Atlanta, Ga.

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop (19-7) was sharp on Sunday afternoon, changing speeds effectively and limiting the Hokies (27-15, 6-8) to just three runs off six hits with three strikeouts in seven innings pitched. It was Waldrop's 12th complete-game of the season, as she managed to keep her poise all the way through the end when the Hokies threatened in critical situations.

"With everything we have been through injury-wise, this is a very satisfying feeling. However, there is plenty of softball to be played," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "We've got a big series at Georgia Tech next week and must focus on the rest of the season, but I am proud of this team for wrapping up the regular-season title in our conference. I think it speaks to the testament of this team's character with what we have been through, and I'm very proud of every player on this team."

Waldrop kept her cool well in the bottom of the seventh with Florida State clinging to a 4-2 lead. She started the inning by forcing a groundout from Bkaye Smith, but allowed a double to Lauren Gaskill with one out. Waldrop came back by striking out Kat Banks, but Virginia Tech's Courtney Liddle hit an RBI single through the right side on a 3-2 pitch to cut the deficit to 4-3.

Virginia Tech finished the game hitting just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and 2-for-13 with runners on base, stranding seven runners overall.

With Liddle on first base and the game-winning run at the plate in cleanup batter Kylie McGoldrick, Waldrop forced a pop-up to shortstop Maddie O'Brien for the game-ending out. The play fittingly ended with the ball in O'Brien's glove, as she was once again sensational fielding balls at different angles all afternoon, recording six assists.

Although Florida State produced two base hits on the day to equal its lowest in conference play, it only needed a few unlucky plays by the opposition and quality pitching from Waldrop to pull out the win. Three of Florida State's four runs scored were unearned, with all three occurring in the fifth inning largely by Hokie pitcher Kelly Heinz's (13-5) two-run throwing error off the bat of O'Brien.

The combination of Virginia Tech's Heinz and Maggie Tyler allowed just two hits and one earned run in seven frames. The Seminoles used eight walks to their advantage, with Kelly Hensley and Bailey Schinella getting two apiece. In five of the seven innings, a Florida State leadoff batter found a way to reach base.

Senior Morgan Bullock went 1-for-3 Sunday, stretching her hitting streak to 10 games and her reaching base streak to 16 games. Bullock's bat has helped the Seminoles immensely down the stretch, hitting .484 (15-for-31) through the course of her hitting streak.

The Seminoles executed a first-and-third base running play in the top of the first inning. With Victoria East on third base and two outs, Hensley walked to first base. A few pitches into the next at-bat, Hensley baited pitcher Heinz into trying to get her out advancing to second base, and Hensley bought enough time to help East advance home as the tag was missed at home plate.

Virginia Tech put a runner in scoring position in the second inning. McGoldrick led off reaching base on a fielding error at second base, then was sacrificed over to second base on a bunt. After a groundout by Logan Spaw pushed her to third base with two outs, O'Brien made a nice play on a grounder in the hole off the bat of Amanda Ake to prevent any runs from crossing the plate.

Bailey Liddle led off the third inning with a single down the right field line, and reached second base following a fielding error in right field. Two batters later, Lauren Gaskill doubled to left center to bring home Liddle and tie the game. The following batter in Kat Banks then recorded a slow-roller to Waldrop, who tried to get the force out at third base but her throw sailed wide of Courtney Senas and allowed Gaskill to score from second base. The two errors by the Noles helped Virginia Tech to a 2-1 lead through three innings.

A two-run error by Heinz in the circle allowed Florida State to retake the lead in the fifth. With runners on first and second base with one out, O'Brien hit a slow-roller to the pitcher, who went for the out at first base but overthrew her first baseman on an underhand toss. Pinch runner Courtney Adams scored from second base and Bullock raced around from first base to score the go-ahead run.

After O'Brien reached third base on the error, Hensley stepped to the plate and recorded a sacrifice fly to right field to give Florida State an insurance run at 4-2. The sacrifice hit would prove important as the Seminoles won the game by one run, their fourth one-run victory of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  1  0   0  1  0 12  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  0   0  0  0  2  6
Kelly Hensley           2B        1  0  0   1  2  0  2  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  3
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  4  2   1  8  0 21 12
Opp                              28  3  6   2  1  3 21  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (5), Kelly Hensley (3), Alex Kossoff (2)
2B - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (7)
SF - FSU-Kelly Hensley (4)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (16)
CS - FSU-Kirstin Austin (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (19-7)   7.0  6  3  3  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  3  1  3
Opp                  L          7.0  2  4  1  8  0


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1
0
0
0
3
0
0
4
2
3
VIRGINIA TECH
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0
2
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1
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6
2

FLORIDA STATE 4, GEORGIA TECH 1
04/27/2013, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sets School Record for ACC Wins.

No. 22 Seminole softball sweeps Georgia Tech on the road Saturday; needs a victory Sunday to tie ACC record for conference wins in a regular season.

ATLANTA, GA - The 22nd-ranked Florida State softball team made some personal history on Saturday afternoon by setting the school record for ACC wins after defeating Georgia Tech in both games of a doubleheader at Shirley Clements Mewborn Field in Atlanta, Ga.

The Seminoles (39-15, 18-2) defeated the Yellow Jackets (22-29, 7-10) 4-1 in eight innings in game one before winning in six innings by an 8-0 score in game two. The victories give Florida State 18 conference wins, the most it has had in ACC play. The 18 wins break the previous school record of 17 (17-4) held by the 2009 team, which was head coach Lonni Alameda's first season at Florida State.

With a win on Sunday against Georgia Tech, which ends the regular season, Florida State would tie the ACC record for most conference wins in a regular season. Georgia Tech in 2010 holds the current mark of 19 victories (19-2).

"We've been able to accomplish quite a bit in our conference this season. The main thing is to finish strong," Alameda said. "Today, our pitching was outstanding and once we found our offensive rhythm in the eighth inning in game one things took off. We want to get to that 40-win mark so tomorrow's game is very important."

Florida State's two wins over Georgia Tech mean the Seminoles have won all seven of their conference series this season, the first time they have accomplished the feat since the ACC schedule expanded to 21 games in 2006. Last season, Florida State won six of seven ACC series, meaning it has won 13 of its last 14 conference series overall.

Also, Florida State has won its first road series against the Yellow Jackets since 2003.

The combination of pitchers Lacey Waldrop (20-7) and Monica Perry (18-8) dominated on Saturday, teaming up to hold Georgia Tech to just 6-for-47 at the plate. Waldrop pitched eight innings in game one and nearly notched a shutout, allowing four hits and an unearned run. Waldrop's 20th win eclipses her 19 wins from her freshman season.

Perry rung up seven in game two and allowed just two hits, hitting her spots and overpowering Georgia Tech. She owns four shutouts in seven games started in conference play, and is now 6-0 with a 1.14 ERA against ACC foes this year. Her two hits allowed in game two marked the 16th time Florida State has surrendered two hits or less to an opponent this season.

Senior Kirstin Austin led Florida State by going 4-for-7 with four RBIs. All four runs driven in came off a big grand slam in game two that put the game out of reach. Senior Morgan Bullock extended her hitting streak to 12 games and her streak of reaching base safely to 18 games. She recorded the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning to break a scoreless tie in game one.

For the day, the Seminoles finished 22-for-58 (.379), raising their batting average to .309. Florida State was 6-for-19 with two outs and provided some momentum-swinging hits when it was down to its final out in several frames. Florida State had 11 base hits in each game, giving it 20 games this season with double-digit hits.

Junior Courtney Senas was 2-for-6 with a solo home run in game two, tying her with former player Yuruby Alicart for the top spot on the school's home run list with 14.

Florida State managed to put a runner in scoring position in each of the first three innings in game one, but were unable to convert. In the third frame, Alex Kossoff led off with an infield single and then advanced to second base on a passed ball. Victoria East then grounded out, but Senas advanced Kossoff to third base on a flyout to centerfield. Georgia Tech's Hope Rush then struck out Maddie O'Brien on an off-speed pitch to end the inning.

Junior Kelly Hensley's two-out single to right field kept alive another scoring chance in the sixth inning, as she allowed O'Brien to reach second base and put two runners on for Bullock. The senior from Dacula, Ga. nearly got a ball through the infield but her hard chopper to the right side was fielded well by Georgia Tech first baseman Karly Fullem to keep the game scoreless.

The Noles loaded the bases in the top of the eighth when O'Brien's opposite-field single gave Florida State a tremendous scoring opportunity. With one out, Bullock provided the big base hit on her high-chopping slap single to right field to plate East and Senas, making it 2-0. A few insurance runs were added when sophomore Bailey Schinella fisted a single to centerfield to bring in two more Noles and create a 4-0 lead.

Waldrop came back in the circle in the bottom of the eighth. She began the inning allowing a leadoff walk to Caitlyn Coffey, but was able to force a groundout by Ashley Thomas as she was hit after leaving the batter's box. Hayley Downs then singled to second base, and an errant fielding attempt pushed pinch runner Chelsie Thomas to third base. Waldrop came back to force a sacrifice fly to centerfield, and a lineout by Hope Rush gave Florida State its second extra-inning win of the year.

In game two, Florida State put up two runs in the second inning. With Bullock on second base, Schinella delivered a single to centerfield that was bobbled by Downs and allowed Bullock to score, making it 1-0. Celeste Gomez then recorded a long sacrifice fly to extend the Seminole lead to 2-0.

Another big two-out hit occurred in the fourth inning for the Seminoles. On a 2-2 offering, Gomez cranked her ninth home run of the season off the scoreboard in left center to give Florida State a 3-0 advantage.

Four runs on three hits were the story in the fifth, as Austin unleashed a grand slam to centerfield on an 0-1 pitch to take the Florida State lead to 7-0. Senas started the inning with a double to right center, then eventually went to third base with one out on a single from Bullock, which loaded the bases and set up Austin's big blast.

Senas' solo home run was Florida State's third of the game in the sixth inning, taking an 0-1 pitch and putting it over the centerfield wall for her 14th home run of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        4  1  2   0  0  0 10  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  1  0   0  2  0  1  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   0  2  1  1  1
Kelly Hensley           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  4
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  1  1   2  0  0  3  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        4  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         3  0  1   0  0  1  7  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4 11   4  4  2 24  8
Opp                              27  1  4   1  3  5 24 12

E - FSU-Kelly Hensley (4)
2B - FSU-Victoria East (15)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Kirstin Austin (6)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (20-7)   8.0  4  1  0  3  5
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  4  1  0  3  5
Opp                  L          8.0 11  4  4  4  2


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
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4
4
11
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GEORGIA TECH
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0
0
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0
0
1
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4
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA TECH 0
04/27/2013, ATLANTA, GA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sets School Record for ACC Wins.

No. 22 Seminole softball sweeps Georgia Tech on the road Saturday; needs a victory Sunday to tie ACC record for conference wins in a regular season.

ATLANTA, GA - The 22nd-ranked Florida State softball team made some personal history on Saturday afternoon by setting the school record for ACC wins after defeating Georgia Tech in both games of a doubleheader at Shirley Clements Mewborn Field in Atlanta, Ga.

The Seminoles (39-15, 18-2) defeated the Yellow Jackets (22-29, 7-10) 4-1 in eight innings in game one before winning in six innings by an 8-0 score in game two. The victories give Florida State 18 conference wins, the most it has had in ACC play. The 18 wins break the previous school record of 17 (17-4) held by the 2009 team, which was head coach Lonni Alameda's first season at Florida State.

With a win on Sunday against Georgia Tech, which ends the regular season, Florida State would tie the ACC record for most conference wins in a regular season. Georgia Tech in 2010 holds the current mark of 19 victories (19-2).

"We've been able to accomplish quite a bit in our conference this season. The main thing is to finish strong," Alameda said. "Today, our pitching was outstanding and once we found our offensive rhythm in the eighth inning in game one things took off. We want to get to that 40-win mark so tomorrow's game is very important."

Florida State's two wins over Georgia Tech mean the Seminoles have won all seven of their conference series this season, the first time they have accomplished the feat since the ACC schedule expanded to 21 games in 2006. Last season, Florida State won six of seven ACC series, meaning it has won 13 of its last 14 conference series overall.

Also, Florida State has won its first road series against the Yellow Jackets since 2003.

The combination of pitchers Lacey Waldrop (20-7) and Monica Perry (18-8) dominated on Saturday, teaming up to hold Georgia Tech to just 6-for-47 at the plate. Waldrop pitched eight innings in game one and nearly notched a shutout, allowing four hits and an unearned run. Waldrop's 20th win eclipses her 19 wins from her freshman season.

Perry rung up seven in game two and allowed just two hits, hitting her spots and overpowering Georgia Tech. She owns four shutouts in seven games started in conference play, and is now 6-0 with a 1.14 ERA against ACC foes this year. Her two hits allowed in game two marked the 16th time Florida State has surrendered two hits or less to an opponent this season.

Senior Kirstin Austin led Florida State by going 4-for-7 with four RBIs. All four runs driven in came off a big grand slam in game two that put the game out of reach. Senior Morgan Bullock extended her hitting streak to 12 games and her streak of reaching base safely to 18 games. She recorded the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning to break a scoreless tie in game one.

For the day, the Seminoles finished 22-for-58 (.379), raising their batting average to .309. Florida State was 6-for-19 with two outs and provided some momentum-swinging hits when it was down to its final out in several frames. Florida State had 11 base hits in each game, giving it 20 games this season with double-digit hits.

Junior Courtney Senas was 2-for-6 with a solo home run in game two, tying her with former player Yuruby Alicart for the top spot on the school's home run list with 14.

Florida State managed to put a runner in scoring position in each of the first three innings in game one, but were unable to convert. In the third frame, Alex Kossoff led off with an infield single and then advanced to second base on a passed ball. Victoria East then grounded out, but Senas advanced Kossoff to third base on a flyout to centerfield. Georgia Tech's Hope Rush then struck out Maddie O'Brien on an off-speed pitch to end the inning.

Junior Kelly Hensley's two-out single to right field kept alive another scoring chance in the sixth inning, as she allowed O'Brien to reach second base and put two runners on for Bullock. The senior from Dacula, Ga. nearly got a ball through the infield but her hard chopper to the right side was fielded well by Georgia Tech first baseman Karly Fullem to keep the game scoreless.

The Noles loaded the bases in the top of the eighth when O'Brien's opposite-field single gave Florida State a tremendous scoring opportunity. With one out, Bullock provided the big base hit on her high-chopping slap single to right field to plate East and Senas, making it 2-0. A few insurance runs were added when sophomore Bailey Schinella fisted a single to centerfield to bring in two more Noles and create a 4-0 lead.

Waldrop came back in the circle in the bottom of the eighth. She began the inning allowing a leadoff walk to Caitlyn Coffey, but was able to force a groundout by Ashley Thomas as she was hit after leaving the batter's box. Hayley Downs then singled to second base, and an errant fielding attempt pushed pinch runner Chelsie Thomas to third base. Waldrop came back to force a sacrifice fly to centerfield, and a lineout by Hope Rush gave Florida State its second extra-inning win of the year.

In game two, Florida State put up two runs in the second inning. With Bullock on second base, Schinella delivered a single to centerfield that was bobbled by Downs and allowed Bullock to score, making it 1-0. Celeste Gomez then recorded a long sacrifice fly to extend the Seminole lead to 2-0.

Another big two-out hit occurred in the fourth inning for the Seminoles. On a 2-2 offering, Gomez cranked her ninth home run of the season off the scoreboard in left center to give Florida State a 3-0 advantage.

Four runs on three hits were the story in the fifth, as Austin unleashed a grand slam to centerfield on an 0-1 pitch to take the Florida State lead to 7-0. Senas started the inning with a double to right center, then eventually went to third base with one out on a single from Bullock, which loaded the bases and set up Austin's big blast.

Senas' solo home run was Florida State's third of the game in the sixth inning, taking an 0-1 pitch and putting it over the centerfield wall for her 14th home run of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  1   0  1  0  4  0
Courtney Senas          3B        4  2  2   1  0  0  1  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Kaitlin Allen         2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  2  2   4  0  1  2  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  1   2  0  0  6  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Monica Perry            P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  8 11   7  2  3 18  2
Opp                              20  0  2   0  1  7 18  9

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (8), Kelly Hensley (13)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (14), Kirstin Austin (4), Celeste Gomez (9)
HBP - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (4), Kelly Hensley (4)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Celeste Gomez (3)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Victoria East 2 (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Monica Perry         W (18-8)   5.1  2  0  0  1  7
Jessica Nori                    0.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  2  0  0  1  7
Opp                  L          6.0 11  8  7  2  3


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FLORIDA STATE
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11
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GEORGIA TECH
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FLORIDA STATE 6, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
05/09/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Grab Win No. 40 Against Boston College.

Softball program reaches plateau victory for the 30th time in school history and move on to ACC semifinals on Friday afternoon against North Carolina.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 19th-ranked and No. 1 seeded Florida State softball team cruised to a 6-0 win on Thursday evening over Boston College in front of 1,113 fans at the ACC quarterfinals held at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (40-15) reached the 40-win mark for the 30th time in school history, getting another strong performance from pitchers Lacey Waldrop (21-7) and Monica Perry in the circle to defeat the Eagles (14-38). Waldrop pitched the minimum four innings and scattered four hits while striking out eight. Perry threw the final three frames and notched her second save of the season, striking out five of her 10 batters faced.

The pitching duo combined to hold Boston College to just five hits in 26 at-bats. The Eagles were just 1-for-8 against Florida State with two outs, and batted 2-for-11 with runners on base.

"Our pitching definitely sparked us today," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I was happy with Lacey and Monica's stuff and they worked efficiently all day. We got the hits when we needed them and reaching that 40-win mark is always a goal of ours. Friday we've got to bring our `A' game since we face one of our big rivals in North Carolina."

Freshman Alex Kossoff had a very effective day at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI single to spark the Seminole offense. It was the third multiple-hit game of the season for the Redondo Beach, Calif. native, who her raised her batting average to .281 on the year.

Junior Kelly Hensley was one of four Seminoles with one hit, and she added two RBIs and two walks to reach base in three of her four plate appearances. Hensley's 14th multiple-RBI game of the season ties her with junior Courtney Senas for the most on the team.

Senior Morgan Bullock went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Florida State, extending her hitting streak to 13 games and her reached base streak to 19 games. As a No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, Florida State improved to 25-7-1 in what was its first appearance as the top seed since 2004.

Florida State recorded three runs off two hits in the bottom of the first to take an immediate 3-0 lead. Maddie O'Brien started the scoring an RBI single up the middle, and an errant fielding play by Boston College's CJ Chirichigno brought home Courtney Senas to extend the lead to 2-0. Bullock rounded out the scoring frame with an RBI single up the middle to plate O'Brien.

Hensley's two-run bloop single down the left field line in the second inning added to Florida State's lead at 5-0. In the bottom of the fifth, Kossoff lined an RBI single to left center to plate Kirstin Austin and add to the Seminole advantage.

Perry closed out the game in the seventh by striking out the side, as she fanned Chelsea Dimon, Nicole Koszowski and Ronnie Mae Ayers to finish the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        2  2  0   0  1  0  4  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  2  0   0  2  0  1  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  0  1   2  2  0  0  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  6  6   5  6  0 21  3
Opp                              26  0  5   0  0 13 18 10

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Victoria East (5)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Victoria East (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (21-7)   4.0  4  0  0  0  8
Monica Perry         Sv(2)      3.0  1  0  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  0  0  0 13
Opp                  L          6.0  6  6  4  6  0


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BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
3
FLORIDA STATE
3
2
0
0
1
0
x
6
6
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FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 0
05/10/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien's Blast Moves Seminoles into ACC Title Game.

Redshirt sophomore shortstop's two-run home run in the fifth lifts No. 19 Florida State past North Carolina in ACC semifinal matchup.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien's big two-out, two-run home run in the fifth inning highlighted No. 19 Florida State softball's 3-0 victory over rival North Carolina in front of 791 fans on Friday at JoAnne Graf Field.

With the Seminoles (41-15) clinging to a 1-0 lead in a competitive pitcher's duel, O'Brien stepped to the plate with junior Courtney Senas on first base and two outs. On the first offering from North Carolina pitcher Lori Spingola (29-13), O'Brien wasted no time and belted a two-run home run to right center to provide a couple critical insurance runs for the Seminoles. The home run was O'Brien's ninth of the season and one of the biggest of her career.

Although O'Brien's round tripper was the biggest moment of the contest, sophomore Lacey Waldrop (22-7) was dominant once again as she helped Florida State to its 18th shutout performance of the season. Waldrop tossed her 14th complete game of the year and yielded just two hits with five strikeouts against a potent hitting team in the Tar Heels (39-19).

"All along it's been one of our goals to win the regular-season and the ACC championship," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "From everything that we've had I can't be more proud of our team and how we've been and how we've been playing together. We aren't the most athletic when you go player by player, but we're jelling right now and playing real well."

UNC's two base hits, both singles, mark the 18th time the Seminole pitching staff has scattered two hits or less this season. The Tar Heels managed to go just 2-for-24 against Waldrop, as the Chester, Va. native got the important first out against six of her seven leadoff batters faced.

Freshman first baseman Victoria East came up big with her 19th multiple-hit game of the season, one shy of the team high held by Senas. East provided two singles, including a line drive shot to centerfield that indirectly led to the game's first run. With one out and fellow freshman Alex Kossoff on second base, East's single was mishandled by UNC centerfielder Aquilla Mateen and allowed Kossoff to score after she was already rounding third base.

Senior outfielder Morgan Bullock kept her hitting streak alive when she laced an infield single in the bottom of the sixth, stretching her streak to 14 games to tie Kirstin Austin for the team high. Bullock has reached base safely in 20 straight games, the highest of any Seminole this season.

Florida State's two RBIs on the day, both off the bat of O'Brien, give it 303 for the season to mark the second highest total in program history. The 2013 Noles are just the second team in school history to record at least 300 runs scored, 400 base hits and 300 RBIs in a season.

On Friday, the Seminole offense's production at the plate wasn't imperative with the way Waldrop threw in the circle. She faced the minimum three batters in three of her seven innings pitched, and her only big jam came in the second frame. Amber Parrish led off that inning with a single to left field, then pinch runner Tisha Mahon advanced to second on a walk by Constance Orr with no outs. After a fielder's choice to third base put runners on first and second base with one out, Waldrop got Kati Causey to strike out and Erin Satterfield to ground out to end the inning.

Waldrop finished the job in the seventh, starting the inning with a groundout by Parrish that bounced off Waldrop's leg and tested the quick reaction time of Senas at third base. Senas fielded the ball cleanly near the circle and tossed out a hard-charging Parrish at first base. After Orr singled through the left side, Jenna Kelly struck out looking and Amy Nece flew out to shallow centerfield to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  2   0  0  1 12  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  3
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   2  1  0  1  2
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         2  0  0   0  0  2  5  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  5
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  3  4   2  3  8 21 12
Opp                              24  0  2   0  1  5 18  5

E - Opp-3, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (6)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (9)
HBP - FSU-Kelly Hensley (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (22-7)   7.0  2  0  0  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  1  5
Opp                  L          6.0  4  3  2  3  8


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

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/11/2013, TALLAHASSEE, FL, ACC Championship

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls to NC State in ACC Title Game.

Pack pitcher Emily Weiman tosses a seven-inning gem to deny No. 19 Seminole softball's 12th ACC title.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 19th-ranked Florida State softball team lost a pitcher's duel in the ACC Championship game on Saturday evening, falling to sophomore Emily Weiman and NC State by a 1-0 score in front of 909 fans at JoAnne Graf Field.

The Seminoles (41-16) were denied their 12th Atlantic Coast Conference postseason title thanks to some superb pitching by conference pitcher of the year Weiman. The sophomore, who previously allowed 10 runs in three starts earlier in the season to Florida State, surrendered just four base hits in seven innings while striking out five.

"Give credit to NC State, they played with a sense of urgency and got another great pitching performing from Emily Weiman," head coach Lonni Alameda said following her fourth ACC title game appearance in five seasons. "Our offense wasn't able to click today 1-9 but we know we still have more softball to play this season. I was proud once again of the way Lacey Waldrop pitched for us, she battled hard for us. It's tough to beat a team four times in a season and NC State proved that tonight. It was a fun weekend here in Tallahassee and a pleasure to host the ACC Championship."

Waldrop (22-8) ended a spectacular display in the circle by absorbing one of her toughest losses of the season. The Chester, Va. native allowed just one run on six hits with nine strikeouts in seven innings. The only run Waldrop surrendered came in the top of the third inning when Caitlin Dent hit a hard shot that scooted off the out-stretched glove of Kelly Hensley at second base and allowed Lana Van Dyken to score from second base.

Waldrop finished the ACC Tournament combining to allow just one run in 18 innings pitched while striking out 22. Her efforts were rewarded when she was one of three Seminoles named to the ACC All-Tournament Team. Joining Waldrop was redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien, who batted .375 (3-for-8) in the tournament with one home run and three RBIs, and third baseman Courtney Senas.

Both pitchers combined to throw six 1-2-3 frames, holding down two powerful offenses that were held in check for at least part of the ACC Tournament. NC State finished the three-day event hitting .267 while Florida State batted .197.

The Seminoles fell to 10-6-1 all-time in ACC Championship game appearances, and nearly became the first host institution to win the conference title since doing it in 2004. Florida State is now 51-19-1 all-time in ACC Tournament play, and 26-8-1 as the No. 1 seed in the tournament.

Florida State did not record an extra base hit against Weiman, being limited to singles by Senas, O'Brien, Hensley and senior Kirstin Austin. It was just the seventh time this season Florida State did not get past first base on a hit. The Seminoles were held to a 4-for-24 performance at the dish, and were victims of several solid fielding plays by the Pack infield. Just one of FSU's seven leadoff batters reached base, and all three at-bats that occurred with runners in scoring position went awry.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Seminoles tried to ignite a comeback but were sent down in order. Austin led off with a groundout to Renada Davis at shortstop, followed by groundout to the right side from Bailey Schinella. Celeste Gomez then pinch hit and grounded out to Weiman, who fittingly tossed the dribbler to first base for the final out.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           2B        2  0  1   0  1  0  1  2
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  0  0   0  1  1 10  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  0  4   0  2  5 21  5
Opp                              27  1  6   1  0  9 21  8

2B - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (22-8)   7.0  6  1  1  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  1  0  9
Opp                  W          7.0  4  0  0  2  5


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
6
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
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FLORIDA STATE 5, MISSISSIPPI STATE 2
05/17/2013, NCAA, Mobile, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop, Gomez Lead Noles to NCAA Regional Win.

Seminole softball stays in winner's bracket of South Alabama regional with 5-2 victory over Mississippi State in opening game of NCAA postseason.

MOBILE, AL - The efforts of sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop and junior catcher Celeste Gomez ignited the 19th-ranked Florida State softball team to a key 5-2 victory over Mississippi State on Friday evening in the opening game of the South Alabama regional at Jaguar Field.

Waldrop (23-8) put together a dominant postseason performance by fanning 11 Bulldog (32-23) batters and allowing two unearned runs in a complete-game seven-inning performance. Gomez contributed mightily with a towering two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth while being the focus of a wacky two-run scoring play that set the tone for the Seminoles (42-16) early.

"That first game in the NCAA Regional is so important, as they all are. Getting yourself off on the right foot is imperative and we were able to do that today against a good SEC team," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I'm proud of the way Lacey pitched. She pitched her heart out, changed speeds so well and stayed poised in the circle. Her performance along with Celeste's big home run were huge for us today."

Florida State's first two runs scored in the bottom of the second may never happen in that fashion again. With Morgan Bullock on second base and two outs, Gomez struck out swinging at a dropped third strike. With first base unoccupied, Gomez began heading back to the dugout only to realize the ball was still live. Mississippi State failed to recognize that the sequence was not over and did not throw down to first base until a rushed throw was made by catcher Sam Lenahan.

Lenahan's throw put second baseman Heidi Shape in harm's way with Gomez running down the line. The two collided when Shape tried covering the bag, allowing the ball to trickle away and Bullock to score. Mississippi State assumed the inning was over and the play did not count, and pitcher Alison Owen tossed the ball in the circle and went back to the dugout. With confusion reigning everywhere, Gomez sprinted around the bases and scored the second run on what was still a live ball.

After the chaotic play was over and put the Noles ahead 2-0, Waldrop continued her mastery in the circle. The Chester, Va. native's 11 K's marked her sixth double-digit strikeout performance of the season. Her other double-digit strikeout game against an SEC opponent this season came in the form of 18 K's at Florida, a career high. Waldrop began the game by striking out five of her six batters faced.

Florida State's win over Mississippi State was its first opening-game win in the NCAA Regionals since defeating Radford in 2010. The win improved the Seminoles' postseason record against the SEC to 8-6 all-time.

While Gomez's home run, which was her 10th of the season, proved to be the game's biggest blast, redshirt sophomore Maddie O'Brien delivered an important run-scoring single in the bottom of the fifth to extend Florida State's lead to 5-1. Erika Hoffner led off the inning with a swinging bunt single, then was thrown out trying to advance to third base on Victoria East's fielder's choice to third base. With two outs and East on second base, O'Brien wasted no time and drove a hitter's pitch to right center for a big run-scoring hit.

Any insurance runs would be crucial as Mississippi State fought back in the sixth. Jessica Offutt began the inning reaching on a fielding error, but Waldrop responded by striking out Lenahan following a 3-0 hole. Jessica Cooley then walked to put runners on first and second base, and two batters later Logan Foulks hit an RBI single down the left field line. Briana Bell followed with an RBI infield single to cut it to 5-2, but Waldrop struck out Erin Nesbit to end the inning.

Senior Morgan Bullock registered her 13th multiple-hit game of the season, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Florida State batted 7-for-25 on the evening, while the Bulldogs were 5-for-26.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  1  0   0  0  2  6  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  1
Kelly Hensley           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  2  1   2  0  1  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         2  0  0   0  0  2 12  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  5  7   3  0  6 21  6
Opp                              26  2  5   2  1 11 18  3

E - Opp-4, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3)
HR - FSU-Celeste Gomez (10)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (23-8)   7.0  5  2  0  1 11
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  2  0  1 11
Opp                  L          6.0  7  5  3  0  6


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MISSISSIPPI STATE
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
5
4
FLORIDA STATE
0
2
0
2
1
0
x
5
7
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, SOUTH ALABAMA 1
05/18/2013, MOBILE, AL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Top No. 13 Seed South Alabama.

Florida State softball just one win away from making first NCAA Super Regional appearance since 2006.

MOBILE, AL - Behind another outstanding pitching performance from Lacey Waldrop as well as clutch hitting from Maddie O'Brien, the 19th-ranked Florida State softball team defeated No. 13 national seed South Alabama, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Jaguar Field.

Changing her speeds and keeping an accomplished Jaguar (46-8) offense on edge, Waldrop recorded her second win of the NCAA Regional by striking out 10 and allowing six hits in seven innings pitched. The Chester, Va. native allowed only one walk, which occurred in a climactic seventh inning. Waldrop (24-8) now has seven double-digit strikeout performances this season. Her 24 victories on the season are the most by a Seminole since Terese Gober had the same amount in 2009.

"This team has so much fight in them and today was another example of that," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Once again Lacey pitched great for us against a tough team, and we knew this would be a pitcher's duel with the players they have in the circle. Maddie did a great job of staying composed in the box and exploiting her chances, and it turned out to be huge for us and put us in an ideal situation."

The sophomore pitcher was helped out by the slugging of O'Brien, who was responsible for Florida State's two runs with a solo home run and an RBI single off the nation's ERA leader in Hannah Campbell (22-8). Campbell entered the contest with a 0.84 ERA and pitched brilliantly once again, striking out five and allowing five hits in the loss.

The Seminoles have won their first two games of an NCAA Regional and stay in the winner's bracket on the final day for the first time since 2006. In that season, the Seminoles won the Athens Regional by defeating Georgia, 2-0, in a winner-takes-all seventh game.

Florida State will play the winner of South Alabama and either Mississippi State or Mississippi Valley State. If the Seminoles win their opening game, they will reach the super regional round. Should they fall, a winner-takes-all scenario will occur.

The win for Florida State helped avenge a 4-0 loss to the Jaguars earlier in the season. The Seminoles are now 4-2 all-time against South Alabama. The victory was also significant for Florida State because South Alabama is ranked 15th in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll, giving the Seminoles their third Top 25 win of the season.

Florida State's Top 25 victory is the 17th under Alameda since she took over the program in 2009. It ties for the sixth-highest ranked team the Seminoles have defeated under the fifth-year head coach.

While O'Brien sparked Florida State with her 2-for-3 day at the plate, Kelly Hensley, Kirstin Austin and Bailey Schinella each added singles for the Seminoles.

The first runner in scoring position occurred in the bottom of the second for the Jaguars. Following a strikeout by Haley Fagan, Kaitlyn Griffith hit a double off the left field wall for the game's first base hit. Meghan Collins then hit a ball up the middle that was gloved nicely by Hensley at second base as she tossed Collins out at first base. The grounder advanced Griffith to third base with two outs, and Waldrop struck out Alex Breeden to end the scoring threat.

O'Brien dug into the batter's box in the fourth inning and immediately got behind with an 0-2 count. The redshirt sophomore then belted a solo home run to right field, her 10th of the season, to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead and break up Campbell's perfect-game quest. O'Brien's home run gives Florida State four players in Courtney Senas (14), Kelly Hensley (12), Celeste Gomez (10) and O'Brien (10) with double-digit home runs, an unprecedented number in school history.

Hensley followed with a single down the left field line in the same inning, but Morgan Bullock ended the inning on a slow ground ball to second base that she nearly beat out running to first base.

O'Brien came through again in the sixth inning. With runners on second and third base and one out, she ripped a run-scoring single to left center. O'Brien tried to force a first and third rundown rounding the bag, and Victoria East was ultimately thrown out at home plate. Schinella started the inning with a pinch-hit bloop single to centerfield, and Courtney Adams wound up scoring on the O'Brien hit.

Florida State held on in a hectic seventh inning. Waldrop began the frame by forcing a groundout from Griffith. She then walked Collins on four pitches, but got Breeden to strike out looking for the second out. Emily Messer kept the game alive by hitting a single that bounced off the glove of Waldrop on a comebacker, putting runners on first and second base.

Britany Campbell stepped in as the game-winning run at the plate and delivered an RBI single to centerfield and reached second base on a throwing error from centerfield. With two runners in scoring position and two outs, Waldrop struck out Brittany Fowler to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
Courtney Senas          3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  3
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  2   2  0  1  1  1
Kelly Hensley           2B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  0  0   0  0  1 10  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  5   2  0  5 21  6
Opp                              27  1  6   1  1 10 21 16

E - Opp-1, FSU-Morgan Bullock (5)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (10)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (24-8)   7.0  6  1  1  1 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  1  1 10
Opp                  L          7.0  5  2  2  0  5


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
5
1
SOUTH ALABAMA
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
6
1

SOUTH ALABAMA 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/19/2013, MOBILE, AL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

The Miracle In Mobile.

Florida State softball makes improbable last-inning comeback against No. 13 seed South Alabama to pull out 7-6 victory in eight innings and advance to Super Regionals.

MOBILE, AL - In the most improbable fashion, the 19th-ranked Florida State softball team made a five-run comeback with two outs in the seventh, then recorded the go-ahead run in the eighth to earn an incredible 7-6 win over No. 13 seed South Alabama on Sunday night at Jaguar Field to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.

After falling in the first game by a 3-0 score, the Seminoles (44-17) were down 6-1 in the elimination contest with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. With senior Morgan Bullock on second base, Bailey Schinella drew a walk and freshman Alex Kossoff singled to third base, which was followed by an errant throw to first base to score Bullock and cut the deficit to 6-2.

Continuing the comeback was Kaitlin Allen, who drew a necessary walk on a full-count pitch to load the bases for junior Kelly Hensley, who was the game-tying run at the plate. Hensley swung on a 1-1 offering from South Alabama's Hannah Campbell (22-9) and belted the tying grand slam on a ball that landed off the scoreboard in left center. Hensley's 13th home run of the season gave the Seminoles new life.

In the top of the eighth, freshman Victoria East provided her second game-winning home run of the season when she led off the inning with a solo home run to centerfield, her fifth of the season. After taking a 7-6 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, redshirt senior pitcher Monica Perry (19-8) shut down the Jaguars (48-9) and struck out Meghan Collins to end the game and set off a wild celebration by Florida State.

For a team that battled injuries all season and was without five projected starters for nearly all of its season, Florida State's gutsy comeback was fitting for a team filled with grit and heart.

"This incredible game was just a microcosm of our season. We never give up and we have always fought to the end," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I'm so proud of how we came back to win the elimination game. This is a great feat for our program and huge step in the right direction. The way Monica pitched and the huge hits by Victoria and Kelly capped one of the most thrilling games I've ever been involved in."

The Seminoles have earned a berth to their first NCAA Super Regional since 2006. Florida State is expected to head to Austin, Texas to battle No. 4 seed Texas beginning either this Thursday or Friday, although no official times or locations have been posted just yet.

Florida State is the first ACC team to reach the NCAA Super Regionals since Georgia Tech did so in 2009.

While the Seminoles could have never complete their comeback without the clutch home runs from Hensley and East, it was Perry in the circle who helped give Florida State a fighting chance. The Whitesburg, Ga. native threw 6.1 shutout innings in relief in game two and allowed seven hits and struck out seven. Perry also threw in the first game and combined for 10 shutout innings on Sunday.

Perry's performance helped Florida State improve to 3-2 in extra-inning games this season. Bullock and junior Celeste Gomez each garnered two base hits apiece, with Gomez hammering two doubles against the nation's leader in earned run average in Campbell. In the elimination game, the Seminoles batted 8-for-33 off Campbell.

The Seminoles' win was also their fourth Top 25 victory this season as they defeated No. 15-ranked South Alabama. Florida State now has 18 Top 25 wins under Alameda since she began in 2009.

Florida State got into a two-out jam in the opening inning of the elimination game but managed to escape. With two outs, Brittany Fowler drew a walk and Kaitlyn Griffith singled through the left side. Lacey Waldrop battled back to strike out Haley Fagan swinging to keep the game scoreless early.

Gomez recorded a one-out double to right field in the second inning, her sixth of the season. However, Kirstin Austin and Bailey Schinella recorded back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning as Gomez was stranded on third base following a wild pitch. Gomez would then drive in Senas on a double in the fourth, and that would be their best scoring chance until completing their five-run comeback with two outs in the seventh.

Florida State missed a golden opportunity in the bottom of the second inning in game one. Hensley began the inning with a leadoff single to right field, then advanced to second base on a fielding error from Kaitlyn Griffith off the bat of Senas. Austin followed with a bunt single through the left side that split the shortstop and second baseman. With the ball reaching the shallow part of left field, Hensley was waved home and thrown out by a long shot to keep the game scoreless with one out.

With runners in scoring position in the same inning, Celeste Gomez and Alex Kossoff struck out consecutively to end the scoring threat. In the top of the third inning, South Alabama responded with a leadoff home run to centerfield by Haley Fagan to put the Jaguars ahead 1-0. Waldrop came back to force three consecutive groundouts to get out of the frame.

South Alabama added a couple more runs in the top of the fourth as Griffith hammered a two-run home run to centerfield to reach a 3-0 advantage.

In the first game of the day, Perry pitched very well in relief. The Whitesburg, Ga. native allowed just one hit and struck out three in 3.2 innings pitched.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  2 10  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  3
  Kaitlin Allen         PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Kelly Hensley           2B-3B     3  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          3B-SS     3  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Celeste Gomez           DP-C      3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH-DP     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  2
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  0  2   0  1  8 21  9
Opp                              25  3  3   3  1  6 21  2

E - Opp-2, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (7)
HR - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (24-9)   3.1  2  3  3  1  3
Monica Perry                    3.2  1  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  3  3  1  6
Opp                  W          7.0  2  0  0  1  8


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SOUTH ALABAMA
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
3
3
2
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1

FLORIDA STATE 7, SOUTH ALABAMA 6
05/19/2013, MOBILE, AL, NCAA Championship

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

The Miracle In Mobile.

Florida State softball makes improbable last-inning comeback against No. 13 seed South Alabama to pull out 7-6 victory in eight innings and advance to Super Regionals.

MOBILE, AL - In the most improbable fashion, the 19th-ranked Florida State softball team made a five-run comeback with two outs in the seventh, then recorded the go-ahead run in the eighth to earn an incredible 7-6 win over No. 13 seed South Alabama on Sunday night at Jaguar Field to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals.

After falling in the first game by a 3-0 score, the Seminoles (44-17) were down 6-1 in the elimination contest with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. With senior Morgan Bullock on second base, Bailey Schinella drew a walk and freshman Alex Kossoff singled to third base, which was followed by an errant throw to first base to score Bullock and cut the deficit to 6-2.

Continuing the comeback was Kaitlin Allen, who drew a necessary walk on a full-count pitch to load the bases for junior Kelly Hensley, who was the game-tying run at the plate. Hensley swung on a 1-1 offering from South Alabama's Hannah Campbell (22-9) and belted the tying grand slam on a ball that landed off the scoreboard in left center. Hensley's 13th home run of the season gave the Seminoles new life.

In the top of the eighth, freshman Victoria East provided her second game-winning home run of the season when she led off the inning with a solo home run to centerfield, her fifth of the season. After taking a 7-6 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, redshirt senior pitcher Monica Perry (19-8) shut down the Jaguars (48-9) and struck out Meghan Collins to end the game and set off a wild celebration by Florida State.

For a team that battled injuries all season and was without five projected starters for nearly all of its season, Florida State's gutsy comeback was fitting for a team filled with grit and heart.

"This incredible game was just a microcosm of our season. We never give up and we have always fought to the end," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "I'm so proud of how we came back to win the elimination game. This is a great feat for our program and huge step in the right direction. The way Monica pitched and the huge hits by Victoria and Kelly capped one of the most thrilling games I've ever been involved in."

The Seminoles have earned a berth to their first NCAA Super Regional since 2006. Florida State is expected to head to Austin, Texas to battle No. 4 seed Texas beginning either this Thursday or Friday, although no official times or locations have been posted just yet.

Florida State is the first ACC team to reach the NCAA Super Regionals since Georgia Tech did so in 2009.

While the Seminoles could have never complete their comeback without the clutch home runs from Hensley and East, it was Perry in the circle who helped give Florida State a fighting chance. The Whitesburg, Ga. native threw 6.1 shutout innings in relief in game two and allowed seven hits and struck out seven. Perry also threw in the first game and combined for 10 shutout innings on Sunday.

Perry's performance helped Florida State improve to 3-2 in extra-inning games this season. Bullock and junior Celeste Gomez each garnered two base hits apiece, with Gomez hammering two doubles against the nation's leader in earned run average in Campbell. In the elimination game, the Seminoles batted 8-for-33 off Campbell.

The Seminoles' win was also their fourth Top 25 victory this season as they defeated No. 15-ranked South Alabama. Florida State now has 18 Top 25 wins under Alameda since she began in 2009.

Florida State got into a two-out jam in the opening inning of the elimination game but managed to escape. With two outs, Brittany Fowler drew a walk and Kaitlyn Griffith singled through the left side. Lacey Waldrop battled back to strike out Haley Fagan swinging to keep the game scoreless early.

Gomez recorded a one-out double to right field in the second inning, her sixth of the season. However, Kirstin Austin and Bailey Schinella recorded back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning as Gomez was stranded on third base following a wild pitch. Gomez would then drive in Senas on a double in the fourth, and that would be their best scoring chance until completing their five-run comeback with two outs in the seventh.

Florida State missed a golden opportunity in the bottom of the second inning in game one. Hensley began the inning with a leadoff single to right field, then advanced to second base on a fielding error from Kaitlyn Griffith off the bat of Senas. Austin followed with a bunt single through the left side that split the shortstop and second baseman. With the ball reaching the shallow part of left field, Hensley was waved home and thrown out by a long shot to keep the game scoreless with one out.

With runners in scoring position in the same inning, Celeste Gomez and Alex Kossoff struck out consecutively to end the scoring threat. In the top of the third inning, South Alabama responded with a leadoff home run to centerfield by Haley Fagan to put the Jaguars ahead 1-0. Waldrop came back to force three consecutive groundouts to get out of the frame.

South Alabama added a couple more runs in the top of the fourth as Griffith hammered a two-run home run to centerfield to reach a 3-0 advantage.

In the first game of the day, Perry pitched very well in relief. The Whitesburg, Ga. native allowed just one hit and struck out three in 3.2 innings pitched.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Kelly Hensley           3B-2B     4  1  1   4  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          SS-3B     4  1  1   0  0  1  0  3
Victoria East           1B        4  1  1   1  0  0  6  1
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  2   1  0  1 10  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Kaitlin Allen           2B-SS     1  1  0   0  1  0  3  1
  Erika Hoffner         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7  8   6  2  4 24  5
Opp                              38  6 12   2  3  9 24 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (8), Kelly Hensley 2 (6), Courtney Senas (8)
2B - FSU-Morgan Bullock (7), Celeste Gomez 2 (7)
HR - FSU-Kelly Hensley (13), Victoria East (5)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Bailey Schinella (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Lacey Waldrop                   1.2  5  6  1  1  2
Monica Perry         W (19-8)   6.1  7  0  0  2  7
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FSU                             8.0 12  6  1  3  9
Opp                  L          8.0  8  7  5  2  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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SOUTH ALABAMA
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TEXAS 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/25/2013, AUSTIN, TX, NCAA Super Regional

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Texas Gets Past Florida State on Late-Game Double.

Seminoles surrender 2-0 lead and fall to No. 4 seed Texas 3-2 in game one of the NCAA Super Regionals.

AUSTIN, TX - After shutting down No. 4 seeded Texas early, the 19th-ranked Florida State softball team was unable to hold its early 2-0 advantage as Texas chipped away for a 3-2 victory on Saturday evening in front of 1,285 fans in game one of the NCAA Super Regionals at McCombs Field.

Despite a strong effort by pitcher Lacey Waldrop against one of the country's best offensive units, one-run innings by the Longhorns in the fourth, fifth and sixth frames were enough to get past a Florida State squad that was unable to capitalize on its chances and left 10 runners on base.

"This was a tough one to lose, but I'm proud of the way we fought and handled ourselves," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "There's no reason to change our game plan tomorrow. We went toe-to-toe with them and just couldn't hold our lead against a good offense. I'm proud of Lacey's effort tonight and the energy our team had. We're excited to be here and we know we belong here. Tomorrow will be an uphill climb but we've had our backs against the wall before."

Waldrop took a no decision and allowed two runs on five hits in five innings pitched with eight strikeouts. Two of the nation's best hitters in Texas' Taylor Hoagland and Taylor Thom went 0-for-6 against the Chester, Va. native. Waldrop held Texas' power-hitting right-handed hitters to just 1-for-11 on the evening and kept the ball mostly on the ground.

Monica Perry (19-9) entered the game in relief to start the sixth inning and allowed the go-ahead RBI double to Karina Scott to pick up the loss. Perry had not allowed a run in 10 innings pitched in the NCAA postseason prior to her appearance on Saturday.

Texas pitcher Blaire Luna (29-5) earned the win after striking out 10 and allowing two runs on seven hits. She held the Seminoles (44-18) to just 2-for-19 with runners on base.

Senior Kirstin Austin picked up two base hits on Saturday night, going 2-for-3 with one walk for her 11th multiple-hit game of the season. Freshman Victoria East recorded two RBIs on a double in the third inning to supply all of Florida State's offense. The Pensacola, Fla. native now has nine multiple-RBI games this season.

Florida State is now 4-6 all-time against Texas, and drops to 18-15 against NCAA postseason opponents this season. Florida State is also 4-10 now in its NCAA postseason history against the Big 12, and falls to 38-3 when it scores first this season.

Florida State started its first two innings on the right foot offensively. In the first frame Kelly Hensley led off the game with a bloop single to left center, and Austin began the second inning with a single to the left side. However, both runners were stranded as Luna racked up four key strikeouts in the first two innings to damage any Seminole momentum and keep the game scoreless.

Waldrop got herself out of a jam in the bottom of the second. With one out, Mandy Ogle walked and Torie Schmidt singled up the middle to put runners on first and second base. Karina Scott then grounded into a fielder's choice to Waldrop, who threw out Ogle at third base. Waldrop ended the inning jumping up to field a chopper from Gabby Smith.

East stepped up to bat in the third inning with two outs and Hensley on second base and O'Brien on first base. Facing a 1-2 offering from Luna, East went with the pitch and drove the ball to right field for a two-run double that went over the head of Gabby Smith to give Florida State a 2-0 lead.

East's double was her team-leading 16th of the season, tying her for fourth on the school list with former player Cindy Lawton (1995). She is tied for third on the team with Maddie O'Brien with 23 extra base hits this season.

Florida State had a fielding miscue in the bottom of the fourth inning to give Texas its first run of the game with two outs. With Kim Bruins on second base, Karina Scott hit a slow dribbler to the right side on a 1-1 pitch that Hensley, East and Waldrop all converged on and let slip through for an unconventional RBI single. Waldrop responded by striking out Gabby Smith on a full-count pitch to end the inning with Florida State's lead trimmed to 2-1.

East had another opportunity to come through with a big two-out base hit as Morgan Bullock stood on second base following a single. However, the freshman chased a pitch outside the zone to end the threat for Florida State in the top of the fifth.

Washington had another good at-bat for Texas in the bottom of the fifth, lacing a tying RBI double to centerfield to bring home Taylor Hoagland and make it 2-2. Texas' Thom then lined out to Courtney Senas at third base for the second out, and Waldrop once again recorded a big strikeout by fanning Kim Bruins to end the frame.

A golden opportunity was missed by the Noles in the top of the sixth, as Alex Kossoff reached the plate with the bases loaded and struck out swinging. Hensley then came up and had a good battle with Luna but struck out swinging on a full-count offering.

The go-ahead base hit for the Longhorns to complete their comeback came in the bottom of the sixth when first baseman Karina Scott laced a one-out RBI double to left center that plated Torie Schmidt for what turned out to be the game-winning score.

In the top of the seventh, Florida State fought back when Maddie O'Brien hit a long single off the left field wall with one out. Pinch runner Kaitlin Allen came in for O'Brien and reached second base when Austin walked with two outs to put the game-tying run in scoring position. Gomez ended the game on a flyout to right field to give Texas the first game of the NCAA Super Regionals.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Kelly Hensley           2B        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
Morgan Bullock          CF        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Kaitlin Allen         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   2  0  2  5  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        3  0  2   0  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  0   0  0  0 10  0
  Courtney Adams        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          3B        2  0  1   0  1  1  2  2
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Erika Hoffner         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
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FSU                              28  2  7   2  5 10 18  4
Opp                              24  3  7   3  2 10 21  6

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (16)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Lacey Waldrop                   5.0  5  2  2  2  8
Monica Perry         L (19-9)   1.0  2  1  1  0  2
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FSU                             6.0  7  3  3  2 10
Opp                  W          7.0  7  2  2  5 10


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TEXAS 4, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/26/2013, AUSTIN, TX, NCAA Super Regional

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Big Fifth Inning by Texas Ends Florida State's season.

Four runs scored by the Longhorns in the fifth too much for Seminole softball to overcome as it falls 4-0 and ends NCAA Super Regional run.

AUSTIN, TX - The 19th-ranked Florida State softball team hung right with No. 4 seed Texas through four innings until four runs in the fifth were too much for FSU to overcome as it fell 4-0 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Super Regionals at McCombs Field.

The loss effectively puts an end to the Seminoles' (44-19) season that was highlighted by their first NCAA Super Regional appearance since 2006. A leadoff home run in the fifth by Texas' Karina Scott and a two-run shot by Taylor Thom highlighted a four-run inning that was more than enough to get past Florida State as it struggled all afternoon with Longhorn (49-8) starter Blaire Luna (30-5).

Luna recorded her fourth no-hitter of the season, as Florida State was no-hit for the first time since April 23, 2011 against Maryland. She struck out 13 of her 21 batters faced while allowing one walk.

"Blaire Luna is a great pitcher. At this point in the season for her to throw a no-hitter is good for her," head coach Lonni Alameda said. "They made some great adjustments at the plate just like teams going to the Women's College World Series should be doing. I'm extremely proud of this season and all that we accomplished. I think we are a storied team in all the adversity we had to overcome. We had a lot of heart and chemistry and that was helped out a lot by our seniors."

Overcoming injuries all season to put Florida State in a position the program had not been in several years, the offense was unable to do much with the command displayed by Luna in the circle. The Seminoles did a good job of working the count in several at-bats but were unable to muster any momentum-changing plays at the plate.

Sophomore pitcher Lacey Waldrop (24-10) took the loss despite pitching well once again. The Chester, Va. native allowed one earned run on five hits with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched. Her 24 victories this season are the most by a Seminole since Terese Gober had the same amount in 2009.

Florida State seniors Monica Perry, Morgan Bullock and Kirstin Austin ended their careers on Sunday afternoon. Perry enjoyed another fine season as a Nole, finishing 19-9 with a 1.95 ERA. The Whitesburg, Ga. native practically saved Florida State's season at the South Alabama Regional by tossing 10 shutout innings and earning the biggest win of the season after defeating the Jaguars in the elimination game.

Bullock ended a career year finishing first on the team with a .346 batting average. She finishes her four-year career with a solid .313 batting average and ignited the Seminoles in several ways on the offensive end in her final year.

Austin showed remarkable improvement in her three years at Florida State, highlighted by leading the Seminoles in hitting in ACC play the last two seasons. The Temple Terrace, Fla. native batted .333 this season and became a stalwart left fielder. For her career, Austin finishes with a .306 batting average.

In the second inning of game one, Texas threatened to score when Kim Bruins led off with a single and eventually reached third base with one out. Waldrop forced Karina Scott to line out to second base on a nice catch by Kelly Hensley, then Victoria East made a nice back-handed pick at first base off a sharp grounder from Gabby Smith to end the top of the second.

For the third consecutive inning, East made a sharp defensive play to end the fourth inning. In the top of the fourth, Taylor Thom led off with a double down the left field line. After Waldrop induced a flyout to Mandy Ogle, Kim Bruins lined out to Maddie O'Brien at shortstop for the second out. Speedy slap-hitter Torie Schmidt came to the plate and slapped a grounder to East at first base, who made the pick and dove to the bag to just beat Schmidt down the line to finish the frame.

Hensley drew a walk to begin the bottom of the fourth, giving Florida State its first base runner of the game. Nothing was done with the leadoff walk as Bullock grounded into a fielder's choice, then was caught stealing. O'Brien then struck out to end the bottom of the fourth.

Following Texas' four-run fifth inning, the Longhorns nearly added more runs in the sixth. Texas had both runners in scoring position with no outs, but pinch hitter Erin Shireman struck out swinging for the first out. Austin then made a great catch on a line drive in left field off the bat of Stephanie Ceo, then threw out Rachel Scott at second base for the double play.

While Florida State loses three key seniors, several valuable performers will return to their health to assist a strong core that comes back next season. The ACC regular-season champions will be expected to challenge once again for the conference crown and perhaps go somewhere it has not been since 2004 - the NCAA Women's College World Series.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Kelly Hensley           2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  3
Morgan Bullock          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  3  1  1
Victoria East           1B        2  0  0   0  0  2 10  0
Kirstin Austin          LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  2  5  1
Courtney Senas          3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Monica Perry          P                            0  0
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FSU                              20  0  0   0  1 13 21  7
Opp                              29  4  9   3  1  5 21  4

E - FSU-Courtney Senas (9)
2B - Opp-2
HR - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-4
CS - FSU-Morgan Bullock (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Lacey Waldrop        L (24-10)  4.1  5  3  1  0  3
Monica Perry                    2.2  4  1  0  1  2
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FSU                             7.0  9  4  1  1  5
Opp                  W          7.0  0  0  0  1 13


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TEXAS
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