Florida State Women's Softball - 2014 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Softball - 2014 Year In Review

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

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2014 Softball


2014 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Ellie Cooper, UT, Fenton, MO

Bella D'Errico, OF, Ponte Vedra Beach

Victoria Daddis, UT, Saint Johns

Ryann Day, IF, Phoenix, AZ

Lauren Harris, OF, Saint Cloud

Rylan Harvey, 1B, Mont Belvieu, TX

Corey Hendrickson, UT, Arvada, CO


2014 Roster - By Name

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   9 Courtney Adams        OF      L-R  So   *    Crestview (Niceville)
*  6 Tiffani Brown         2B      L-R  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Godby)
* 16 Jessica Burroughs     P       R-R  Fr-R      Warner Robins, GA (Houston County)
* 25 Macey Cheatham        C       R-R  So   *    Wellington (Wellington)
* 14 Ellie Cooper          UT      L-R  Fr        Fenton, MO (Rockwood Summit)
* 28 Bella D'Errico        OF      L-R  Fr        Ponte Vedra Beach (Ponte Vedra)
* 12 Victoria Daddis       UT      R-R  Fr        Saint Johns (Creekside)
  77 Ryann Day             IF      R-R  Fr        Phoenix, AZ (Sandra Day O'Connor)
* 18 Victoria East         1B      R-R  So   *    Pensacola (Escambia)
* 00 Celeste Gomez         C       R-R  Sr   ***  Lake City (Columbia)
* 24 Briana Hamilton       3B      R-R  Sr-R **   Woodruff, SC (Byrnes/South Carolina)
* 44 Lauren Harris         OF      R-R  Fr        Saint Cloud (Harmony)
*  3 Stephanie Hartness    OF      L-R  Fr-R      Niceville (Niceville)
  32 Rylan Harvey          1B      R-R  Fr        Mont Belvieu, TX (Barbers Hill)
* 34 Corey Hendrickson     UT      R-R  Fr        Arvada, CO (Arvada West)
* 23 Kelly Hensley         OF      R-R  Sr   ***  Niceville (Niceville)
*  5 Alex Kossoff          OF      L-R  So   *    Redondo Beach, CA (South Torrance)
* 26 Jessica Nori          P       R-R  Sr-R ***  Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
*  7 Maddie O'Brien        SS      L-R  Jr-R **   Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
* 11 Alex Powers           UT      L-R  Fr-R      Melbourne (Eau Gallie)
* 27 Bailey Schinella      P-DP    R-R  Jr   **   Valrico (Newsome)
*  8 Courtney Senas        OF      R-R  Sr   ***  Wahiawa, HI (Mililani)
* 13 Lacey Waldrop         P       R-R  Jr   **   Chester, VA (Thomas Dale)

2014 Roster - By Number

L
T                                            PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  3 Stephanie Hartness    OF      L-R  Fr-R      Niceville (Niceville)
*  5 Alex Kossoff          OF      L-R  So   *    Redondo Beach, CA (South Torrance)
*  6 Tiffani Brown         2B      L-R  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Godby)
*  7 Maddie O'Brien        SS      L-R  Jr-R **   Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)
*  8 Courtney Senas        OF      R-R  Sr   ***  Wahiawa, HI (Mililani)
   9 Courtney Adams        OF      L-R  So   *    Crestview (Niceville)
* 00 Celeste Gomez         C       R-R  Sr   ***  Lake City (Columbia)
* 11 Alex Powers           UT      L-R  Fr-R      Melbourne (Eau Gallie)
* 12 Victoria Daddis       UT      R-R  Fr        Saint Johns (Creekside)
* 13 Lacey Waldrop         P       R-R  Jr   **   Chester, VA (Thomas Dale)
* 14 Ellie Cooper          UT      L-R  Fr        Fenton, MO (Rockwood Summit)
* 16 Jessica Burroughs     P       R-R  Fr-R      Warner Robins, GA (Houston County)
* 18 Victoria East         1B      R-R  So   *    Pensacola (Escambia)
* 23 Kelly Hensley         OF      R-R  Sr   ***  Niceville (Niceville)
* 24 Briana Hamilton       3B      R-R  Sr-R **   Woodruff, SC (Byrnes/South Carolina)
* 25 Macey Cheatham        C       R-R  So   *    Wellington (Wellington)
* 26 Jessica Nori          P       R-R  Sr-R ***  Weston (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 27 Bailey Schinella      P-DP    R-R  Jr   **   Valrico (Newsome)
* 28 Bella D'Errico        OF      L-R  Fr        Ponte Vedra Beach (Ponte Vedra)
  32 Rylan Harvey          1B      R-R  Fr        Mont Belvieu, TX (Barbers Hill)
* 34 Corey Hendrickson     UT      R-R  Fr        Arvada, CO (Arvada West)
* 44 Lauren Harris         OF      R-R  Fr        Saint Cloud (Harmony)
  77 Ryann Day             IF      R-R  Fr        Phoenix, AZ (Sandra Day O'Connor)

2014 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maddie O'Brien           National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc - 1st Team All-American

Lacey Waldrop            National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc - 1st Team All-American

All-Americans -  2

2014 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
02/07
Ref
N
NEBRASKA
Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, Las Cruces, NM
L 3-4
02/07
Ref
A
NEW MEXICO STATE
Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic
W 11-0
02/08
Ref
N
TEXAS-EL PASO
Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, Las Cruces, NM
W 8-0
02/08
Ref
N
SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE
Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, Las Cruces, NM
W 12-3
02/09
Ref
N
NEBRASKA
Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, Las Cruces, NM
W 5-1
02/14
Ref
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Renegade Classic
W 5-1
02/14
Ref
H
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Renegade Classic
W 4-1
02/15
Ref
H
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Renegade Classic
W 9-0
02/15
Ref
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Renegade Classic
W 11-0
02/16
Ref
H
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Renegade Classic
W 12-0
02/16
Ref
H
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Renegade Classic
W 5-0
02/19
Ref
H
CENTRAL FLORIDA W 6-1
02/21
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Unconquered Classic
W 8-2
02/22
Ref
H
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Unconquered Classic
W 5-2
02/26
Ref
A
AUBURN W 5-4
02/28
Ref
N
HOUSTON
Easton Crimson Classic, Tuscaloosa, Al
W 7-1
02/28
Ref
N
PURDUE
Easton Crimson Classic, Tuscaloosa, Al
W 2-1
03/01
Ref
N
PURDUE
Easton Crimson Classic, Tuscaloosa, Al
W 4-1
03/01
Ref
A
ALABAMA
Easton Crimson Classic
L 0-1
03/02
Ref
A
ALABAMA
Easton Crimson Classic
W 5-1
03/08
Ref
A
VIRGINIA L 9-11
03/08
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 8-0
03/09
Ref
A
VIRGINIA W 15-0
03/11
Ref
N
VIRGINIA TECH
Fort Myers, Fl
W 12-0
03/11
Ref
N
VIRGINIA TECH
Fort Myers, Fl
L 4-5
03/12
Ref
A
FLORIDA GULF COAST W 5-0
03/15
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 4-1
03/15
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 4-2
03/16
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE W 5-1
03/19
Ref
A
NORTH FLORIDA W 11-1
03/19
Ref
A
NORTH FLORIDA W 8-0
03/22
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
Smithfield, RI
W 5-1
03/22
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
Smithfield, RI
W 5-1
03/23
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
Smithfield, RI
W 8-0
03/26
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M W 8-0
03/30
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 6-0
03/30
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 5-3
03/31
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 5-1
04/02
Ref
A
FLORIDA W 3-2
04/05
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 10-2
04/05
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 14-6
04/06
Ref
H
MARYLAND W 7-5
04/09
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 2-4
04/13
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME L 5-8
04/13
Ref
A
NOTRE DAME W 9-7
04/16
Ref
A
PITTSBURGH W 5-2
04/16
Ref
A
PITTSBURGH W 10-3
04/19
Ref
H
SYRACUSE W 7-1
04/19
Ref
H
SYRACUSE W 5-0
04/20
Ref
H
SYRACUSE W 9-1
04/26
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 5-1
04/26
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 4-0
04/27
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH W 3-0
05/08
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH
ACC, College Park, Md
W 11-5
05/09
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, College Park, Md
W 9-1
05/10
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME
ACC Championship, College Park, Md
W 3-1
05/16
Ref
H
FORDHAM
NCAA
W 6-1
05/17
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA
NCAA
W 2-0
05/18
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA
NCAA Championship
W 2-1
05/22
Ref
H
MICHIGAN
NCAA Super Regional
L 3-17
05/23
Ref
H
MICHIGAN
NCAA Super Regional
W 6-0
05/23
Ref
H
MICHIGAN
NCAA Super Regional Championship
W 4-2
05/29
Ref
N
OREGON
WCWS, Oklahoma City, Ok
L 0-3
05/31
Ref
N
BAYLOR
WCWS, Oklahoma City, Ok
L 2-7
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   55- 9    27- 2    15- 3    13- 4


2014 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE        24- 3    55- 9 
 2  NOTRE DAME           16- 5    41-13 
 3  VIRGINIA TECH        19- 9    36-23 
 4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 16- 8    36-18 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA       14-11    24-26 
 6  SYRACUSE             12-12    24-25 
 7  BOSTON COLLEGE       12-14    30-23 
 8  GEORGIA TECH         11-17    23-25 
 9  MARYLAND              7-16    11-35 
10  PITTSBURGH            6-18    15-29 
11  VIRGINIA              1-25     8-43 

2014 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, College Park, Md
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/08/2014  (1)FLORIDA STATE 11, (8)GEORGIA TECH 5              Round 1
05/08/2014  (5)NORTH CAROLINA 8, (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4      Round 1
05/08/2014  (2)NOTRE DAME 3, (7)BOSTON COLLEGE 0                Round 1
05/08/2014  (3)VIRGINIA TECH 10, (6)SYRACUSE 4                  Round 1
05/09/2014  (1)FLORIDA STATE 8, (5)NORTH CAROLINA 1             Round 2
05/09/2014  (2)NOTRE DAME 9, (3)VIRGINIA TECH 6                 Round 2
05/10/2014  (1)FLORIDA STATE 3, (2)NOTRE DAME 1                 Round 3

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/07/2014
NEBRASKA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
02/07/2014
NEW MEXICO STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Ellie
Cooper
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
02/08/2014
TEXAS-EL PASO
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Ellie
Cooper
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
02/08/2014
SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Ellie
Cooper
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
02/09/2014
NEBRASKA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Ellie
Cooper
Macey
Cheatham
Alex
Kossoff
02/14/2014
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Celeste
Gomez
Stephanie
Hartness
Ellie
Cooper
Alex
Kossoff
02/14/2014
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Ellie
Cooper
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
02/15/2014
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Ellie
Cooper
Celeste
Gomez
Stephanie
Hartness
Alex
Kossoff
02/15/2014
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Ellie
Cooper
Stephanie
Hartness
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
02/16/2014
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Ellie
Cooper
Bailey
Schinella
Stephanie
Hartness
Macey
Cheatham
02/16/2014
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Ellie
Cooper
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Stephanie
Hartness
02/19/2014
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Ellie
Cooper
Celeste
Gomez
Stephanie
Hartness
02/21/2014
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Alex
Kossoff
02/22/2014
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Lauren
Harris
Alex
Kossoff
02/26/2014
AUBURN
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Briana
Hamilton
Victoria
East
Ellie
Cooper
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
02/28/2014
HOUSTON
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Ellie
Cooper
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
02/28/2014
PURDUE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Ellie
Cooper
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
03/01/2014
PURDUE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Ellie
Cooper
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
Alex
Kossoff
03/01/2014
ALABAMA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Ellie
Cooper
Briana
Hamilton
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
03/02/2014
ALABAMA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Ellie
Cooper
Briana
Hamilton
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
03/08/2014
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Stephanie
Hartness
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/08/2014
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Stephanie
Hartness
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/09/2014
VIRGINIA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/11/2014
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/11/2014
VIRGINIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/12/2014
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/15/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/15/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/16/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/19/2014
NORTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/19/2014
NORTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Briana
Hamilton
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/22/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/22/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/23/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/26/2014
FLORIDA A&M
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/30/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
03/30/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Ellie
Cooper
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
03/31/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Stephanie
Hartness
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/02/2014
FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Kelly
Hensley
Alex
Kossoff
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/05/2014
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Alex
Kossoff
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/05/2014
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Alex
Kossoff
Kelly
Hensley
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/06/2014
MARYLAND
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Powers
Kelly
Hensley
Ellie
Cooper
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/09/2014
FLORIDA
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Alex
Powers
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/13/2014
NOTRE DAME
Courtney
Senas
Tiffani
Brown
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Alex
Powers
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/13/2014
NOTRE DAME
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Bailey
Schinella
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Briana
Hamilton
04/16/2014
PITTSBURGH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Alex
Powers
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Briana
Hamilton
04/16/2014
PITTSBURGH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Ellie
Cooper
Alex
Kossoff
Macey
Cheatham
Briana
Hamilton
04/19/2014
SYRACUSE
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Alex
Powers
Alex
Kossoff
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/19/2014
SYRACUSE
Maddie
O'Brien
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Kossoff
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/20/2014
SYRACUSE
Maddie
O'Brien
Tiffani
Brown
Kelly
Hensley
Bailey
Schinella
Courtney
Senas
Victoria
East
Alex
Powers
Celeste
Gomez
Briana
Hamilton
04/26/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Powers
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
Daddis
04/26/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Powers
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
Daddis
04/27/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Victoria
Daddis
05/08/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Victoria
Daddis
05/09/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Victoria
Daddis
05/10/2014
NOTRE DAME
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Victoria
Daddis
05/16/2014
FORDHAM
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Briana
Hamilton
05/17/2014
SOUTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Victoria
East
Bailey
Schinella
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
Briana
Hamilton
05/18/2014
SOUTH FLORIDA
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Kossoff
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
05/22/2014
MICHIGAN
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Bailey
Schinella
Alex
Kossoff
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Briana
Hamilton
05/23/2014
MICHIGAN
Maddie
O'Brien
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
05/23/2014
MICHIGAN
Maddie
O'Brien
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
05/29/2014
OREGON
Maddie
O'Brien
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff
05/31/2014
BAYLOR
Maddie
O'Brien
Tiffani
Brown
Courtney
Senas
Briana
Hamilton
Kelly
Hensley
Bailey
Schinella
Victoria
East
Celeste
Gomez
Alex
Kossoff

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/07/2014
NEBRASKA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Stephanie
Hartness
02/07/2014
NEW MEXICO STATE
Jessica
Burroughs
Macey
Cheatham
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/08/2014
TEXAS-EL PASO
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/08/2014
SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE
Jessica
Burroughs
Macey
Cheatham
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/09/2014
NEBRASKA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/14/2014
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/14/2014
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/15/2014
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/15/2014
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/16/2014
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Jessica
Burroughs
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Stephanie
Hartness
02/16/2014
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Stephanie
Hartness
02/19/2014
CENTRAL FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Stephanie
Hartness
02/21/2014
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/22/2014
CAL-SANTA BARBARA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Lauren
Harris
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/26/2014
AUBURN
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/28/2014
HOUSTON
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
02/28/2014
PURDUE
Jessica
Burroughs
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/01/2014
PURDUE
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/01/2014
ALABAMA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/02/2014
ALABAMA
Lacey
Waldrop
Macey
Cheatham
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Ellie
Cooper
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/08/2014
VIRGINIA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/08/2014
VIRGINIA
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/09/2014
VIRGINIA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/11/2014
VIRGINIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/11/2014
VIRGINIA TECH
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/12/2014
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/15/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
03/15/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
03/16/2014
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/19/2014
NORTH FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/19/2014
NORTH FLORIDA
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/22/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/22/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/23/2014
BOSTON COLLEGE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
03/26/2014
FLORIDA A&M
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
03/30/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
03/30/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
03/31/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Stephanie
Hartness
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/02/2014
FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/05/2014
MARYLAND
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/05/2014
MARYLAND
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/06/2014
MARYLAND
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/09/2014
FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/13/2014
NOTRE DAME
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/13/2014
NOTRE DAME
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Alex
Kossoff
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/16/2014
PITTSBURGH
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
04/16/2014
PITTSBURGH
Jessica
Burroughs
Macey
Cheatham
Ellie
Cooper
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
04/19/2014
SYRACUSE
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
04/19/2014
SYRACUSE
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
04/20/2014
SYRACUSE
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/26/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Victoria
Daddis
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/26/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Jessica
Burroughs
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Victoria
Daddis
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Bailey
Schinella
04/27/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Jessica
Nori
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Victoria
Daddis
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/08/2014
GEORGIA TECH
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Victoria
Daddis
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/09/2014
NORTH CAROLINA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Victoria
Daddis
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/10/2014
NOTRE DAME
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Victoria
Daddis
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/16/2014
FORDHAM
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/17/2014
SOUTH FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/18/2014
SOUTH FLORIDA
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/22/2014
MICHIGAN
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/23/2014
MICHIGAN
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/23/2014
MICHIGAN
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/29/2014
OREGON
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff
05/31/2014
BAYLOR
Lacey
Waldrop
Celeste
Gomez
Victoria
East
Tiffani
Brown
Briana
Hamilton
Maddie
O'Brien
Kelly
Hensley
Courtney
Senas
Alex
Kossoff


2014 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT ============================================================================================================ Maddie O'Brien .424 64 64 172 62 73 17 0 24 83 162 .942 56 4 18 2 .564 4 1 0 0 Corey Hendrickson .400 11 0 5 4 2 0 0 1 3 5 1.000 1 0 3 0 .500 0 0 0 0 Courtney Senas .338 64 64 198 65 67 12 4 15 57 132 .667 43 0 30 0 .453 2 0 13 17 Alex Kossoff .333 61 52 111 29 37 2 0 0 5 39 .351 12 1 9 0 .403 0 3 6 8 Alex Powers .314 40 8 51 3 16 3 0 0 12 19 .373 9 0 13 0 .417 0 0 0 0 Tiffani Brown .307 64 64 218 65 67 6 5 0 20 83 .381 28 0 35 1 .385 1 3 25 29 Stephanie Hartness .306 52 20 62 13 19 3 0 1 18 25 .403 11 0 0 0 .411 0 0 1 1 Lauren Harris .300 56 1 10 10 3 0 0 1 2 6 .600 0 0 3 0 .300 0 0 1 4 Kelly Hensley .290 38 38 100 16 29 8 0 2 21 43 .430 23 1 14 0 .421 2 0 1 1 Briana Hamilton .288 58 58 153 27 44 9 2 9 37 84 .549 29 2 37 0 .405 1 1 5 5 Bailey Schinella .282 59 52 131 22 37 8 0 3 29 54 .412 37 3 15 2 .443 3 0 1 1 Victoria East .264 64 62 178 31 47 12 2 4 31 75 .421 21 0 14 0 .335 4 0 8 10 Ellie Cooper .246 53 23 69 21 17 3 0 0 9 20 .290 14 3 13 1 .391 1 0 1 4 Celeste Gomez .232 59 54 125 12 29 5 0 5 34 49 .392 21 0 24 1 .336 3 1 0 0 Victoria Daddis .229 29 6 35 3 8 2 0 0 2 10 .286 6 0 6 2 .341 0 0 0 0 Macey Cheatham .136 37 10 22 6 3 0 0 0 0 3 .136 7 0 8 1 .345 0 0 0 0 Lacey Waldrop .000 48 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Bella D'Errico .000 45 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 2 Jessica Burroughs .000 28 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Jessica Nori .000 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ======================================================================================= FSU .304 64 64 1640 400 498 90 13 65 363 809 .493 318 14 242 10 .416 21 9 64 82 Opp .200 64 64 1572 131 315 40 1 17 107 408 .260 134 28 434 10 .275 3 15 46 57

2014 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 ======================================================================================================================== Bailey Schinella 0.00 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 3.2 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 11 .182 0 1 0 0 2 Lacey Waldrop 1.13 38 7 48 42 27 8 4 1 266.1 190 70 43 80 287 21 0 6 986 .193 13 15 0 1 10 Jessica Burroughs 2.08 17 1 28 21 6 3 5 1 114.2 83 40 34 45 125 15 1 8 420 .198 8 9 0 2 2 Jessica Nori 2.84 0 1 19 1 0 0 5 4 37.0 40 21 15 7 20 3 0 3 155 .258 1 3 2 0 1 ==================================================================================================== FSU 1.53 55 9 99 64 33 19 8 6 421.2 315 131 92 134 434 40 1 17 1572 .200 22 28 2 3 15 Opp 6.26 9 55 64 64 22 2 0 1 395.2 498 400 354 318 242 90 13 65 1640 .304 34 14 6 21 9

2014 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Victoria Daddis 5 17 0 1.000 1 Alex Kossoff 18 0 0 1.000 0 Bailey Schinella 1 2 0 1.000 0 Celeste Gomez 349 25 2 .995 0 Macey Cheatham 105 4 1 .991 0 Victoria East 344 0 7 .980 12 Ellie Cooper 141 6 3 .980 3 Maddie O'Brien 71 117 7 .964 6 Lacey Waldrop 2 78 3 .964 3 Courtney Senas 49 4 2 .964 1 Briana Hamilton 54 132 11 .944 1 Tiffani Brown 83 96 11 .942 11 Lauren Harris 9 0 1 .900 0 Kelly Hensley 9 0 1 .900 0 Jessica Burroughs 4 18 3 .880 0 Stephanie Hartness 18 1 3 .864 0 Jessica Nori 3 9 2 .857 0 Bella D'Errico 0 0 0 .000 0 Corey Hendrickson 0 0 0 .000 0 Alex Powers 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1265 509 57 .969 15 Opp 1187 475 64 .963 29

NEBRASKA 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
02/07/2014, Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, Las Cruces, NM

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Gets A Split On Opening Day.

The Seminoles (1-1) will play games against UTEP and Saint Mary's on Saturday.

LAS CRUCES, NM - The No. 12 Florida State softball team (1-1) started the 2014 season with two games at the Hotel Encanto Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. The Seminoles dropped the opener against No. 9 Nebraska, 4-3, and took down host school New Mexico State, 11-0, in five innings.

"It was a hard fought game with some unique elements to test our adversity," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "The team played well and will learn from this and grow. It was great to come back in game two and do what we are capable of."

Against Nebraska, the `Noles opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a leadoff single by Tiffani Brown. The senior moved over to second on a groundout by Courtney Senas and came into score when Maddie O'Brien laced an RBI single into right.

Nebraska scored two in the top of the third after Austen Urness led off the inning with a double to left. She scored due to a pair of singles from Kiki Stokes and Taylor Edwards. The Huskers took a 2-1 lead with a two-out bases loaded infield single by Mattie Fowler that got past first baseman Ellie Cooper and Brown got the `Noles out of the inning by gunning down Taylor Edwards trying to score on the play.

Florida State tied the game in the bottom of the fourth as Victoria East hit an infield single to short and redshirt freshman Stephanie Hartness followed it up with a double to left field.

The Huskers had the bases loaded in both the fourth and fifth innings yet didn't score a run. To close out the fifth, Lacey Waldrop (0-1) tossed a pair of three-pitch strikeouts to Alicia Armstrong and Urness.

In the home half of the sixth, O'Brien led off the inning by hitting the first pitch she saw over the left field wall for a 3-2 FSU lead.

A pair of errors in the top of the seventh gave the Huskers the lead back as Mattie Fowler reached on an O'Brien error with one away. Sophomore Dawna Tyson hit a fly ball to left with two on and two outs that went in and out of the glove of left fielder Kelly Hensley, plating both runners to make it 4-3 Nebraska.

Florida State would get the winning run to the plate after Hartness reached on an error, but the `Noles would go down in order after that to give Nebraska the 4-3 victory.

In game two against New Mexico State, the Seminoles started by breaking into the scoring column in the first as Brown led off the game with a walk, a stolen base and eventually scored on a wild pitch.

A 10-pitch walk by Macey Cheatham in the second frame ignited a two-run inning with RBIs by Alex Kossoff and Brown. Stephanie Hartness added an RBI single along with Ellie Cooper's RBI double in the third.

A four-run fourth was highlighted by O'Brien's second home run of the day, a three-run blast to center, scoring Senas and Brown. Hartness added another RBI single up the middle to score Briana Hamilton to make it 9-0 Florida State.

This all happened before redshirt freshman Jessica Burroughs (1-0) surrendered a hit in her first collegiate appearance. With four strikeouts in 3.1 innings, the Aggies scratched out their first hit with one out in the bottom of the fourth on a single to left by Lacey Rother. Burroughs finished with 4.0 innings, four strikeouts, two walks and allowed only that one hit. Redshirt senior Jessica Nori came in to close out the fifth and secure the run-rule victory.

"Burroughs pitched very well today. She did a great job of staying ahead of the hitters and looked really good in her first start for us," added Alameda. "We have two more games tomorrow and we will look to build off of that success."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  2   2  0  1  2  1
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Lauren Harris         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  4
Victoria East           DH        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      RF-LF     3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  6  1
Ellie Cooper            1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  3  5   3  1  6 21  9
Opp                              34  4 10   2  2  4 21 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (1), Tiffani Brown (1), Maddie O'Brien 2 (2), Kelly Hensley (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephanie Hartness (1)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 11, NEW MEXICO STATE 0
02/07/2014, LAS CRUCES, NM, Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Gets A Split On Opening Day.

The Seminoles (1-1) will play games against UTEP and Saint Mary's on Saturday.

LAS CRUCES, NM - The No. 12 Florida State softball team (1-1) started the 2014 season with two games at the Hotel Encanto Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. The Seminoles dropped the opener against No. 9 Nebraska, 4-3, and took down host school New Mexico State, 11-0, in five innings.

"It was a hard fought game with some unique elements to test our adversity," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "The team played well and will learn from this and grow. It was great to come back in game two and do what we are capable of."

Against Nebraska, the `Noles opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a leadoff single by Tiffani Brown. The senior moved over to second on a groundout by Courtney Senas and came into score when Maddie O'Brien laced an RBI single into right.

Nebraska scored two in the top of the third after Austen Urness led off the inning with a double to left. She scored due to a pair of singles from Kiki Stokes and Taylor Edwards. The Huskers took a 2-1 lead with a two-out bases loaded infield single by Mattie Fowler that got past first baseman Ellie Cooper and Brown got the `Noles out of the inning by gunning down Taylor Edwards trying to score on the play.

Florida State tied the game in the bottom of the fourth as Victoria East hit an infield single to short and redshirt freshman Stephanie Hartness followed it up with a double to left field.

The Huskers had the bases loaded in both the fourth and fifth innings yet didn't score a run. To close out the fifth, Lacey Waldrop (0-1) tossed a pair of three-pitch strikeouts to Alicia Armstrong and Urness.

In the home half of the sixth, O'Brien led off the inning by hitting the first pitch she saw over the left field wall for a 3-2 FSU lead.

A pair of errors in the top of the seventh gave the Huskers the lead back as Mattie Fowler reached on an O'Brien error with one away. Sophomore Dawna Tyson hit a fly ball to left with two on and two outs that went in and out of the glove of left fielder Kelly Hensley, plating both runners to make it 4-3 Nebraska.

Florida State would get the winning run to the plate after Hartness reached on an error, but the `Noles would go down in order after that to give Nebraska the 4-3 victory.

In game two against New Mexico State, the Seminoles started by breaking into the scoring column in the first as Brown led off the game with a walk, a stolen base and eventually scored on a wild pitch.

A 10-pitch walk by Macey Cheatham in the second frame ignited a two-run inning with RBIs by Alex Kossoff and Brown. Stephanie Hartness added an RBI single along with Ellie Cooper's RBI double in the third.

A four-run fourth was highlighted by O'Brien's second home run of the day, a three-run blast to center, scoring Senas and Brown. Hartness added another RBI single up the middle to score Briana Hamilton to make it 9-0 Florida State.

This all happened before redshirt freshman Jessica Burroughs (1-0) surrendered a hit in her first collegiate appearance. With four strikeouts in 3.1 innings, the Aggies scratched out their first hit with one out in the bottom of the fourth on a single to left by Lacey Rother. Burroughs finished with 4.0 innings, four strikeouts, two walks and allowed only that one hit. Redshirt senior Jessica Nori came in to close out the fifth and secure the run-rule victory.

"Burroughs pitched very well today. She did a great job of staying ahead of the hitters and looked really good in her first start for us," added Alameda. "We have two more games tomorrow and we will look to build off of that success."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        1  3  1   1  2  0  0  1
  Corey Hendrickson     2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  2  2   1  1  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS-DH     4  1  1   3  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  2  1   0  2  0  2  1
Victoria East           DH-1B     4  0  1   1  0  2  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Ellie Cooper            1B-SS     1  1  1   1  2  0  2  0
Macey Cheatham          C         0  1  0   0  2  0  6  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF-LF     2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23 11 10  10  9  3 15  2
Opp                              18  0  2   0  2  6 15  5

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jessica Burroughs (1)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Ellie Cooper (1)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (1-0)    4.0  1  0  0  2  4
Jessica Nori                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  0  0  2  6
Opp                  L          5.0 10 11 11  9  3


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FLORIDA STATE
1
2
2
4
2
11
10
1
NEW MEXICO STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2

FLORIDA STATE 8, TEXAS-EL PASO 0
02/08/2014, Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, Las Cruces, NM

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Cruise to Wins over UTEP And Saint Mary's.

Florida State (3-1) will wrap up the Hotel Encanto Invitational on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. against No. 9 Nebraska.

LAS CRUCES, NM -The No. 12 Florida State softball team (3-1) put on an offensive show out in Las Cruces, N.M. with wins over UTEP 8-0 in five innings and taking down Saint Mary's 12-3 in six innings.

"I was really happy with the way we came out swinging the bats today and we had some opportunities to see a few of our players in different situations. The pitchers threw very well today. We are very excited for our rematch with Nebraska tomorrow."

Sophomore Victoria East went 3-for-4 against UTEP (1-2), including a triple to right-center in the fourth. Seniors Tiffani Brown, Courtney Senas and Briana Hamiltoneach scored two runs in the contest.

Lacey Waldrop (1-1) got her first win of the season on 4.0 innings of shutout ball against the Miners. The junior posted four strikeouts and only allowed two hits. Junior Bailey Schinellaentered the circle for the fifth and closed out the game facing only four batters.

Junior Maddie O'Briencontinued to mash the ball all over Dona Ana County on Saturday. The shortstop hit two home runs and narrowly missed a third on Friday that got caught up in the wind. Against UTEP, O'Brien went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.

The Saint Mary's pitching staff didn't fare much better as O'Brien slugged two home runs, including a grand slam to end the game in the bottom of the sixth. It marked the second time in her career that she has hit two home runs in a game. The shortstop accomplished the feat against UC Santa Barbara on March 4, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. For the 2014 season, O'Brien is batting .500 (7-for-14) with four home runs, five runs scored, 12 RBI and an amazing 1.357 slugging percentage.

Senas added to the power surge against Saint Mary's with a grand slam of her own in the fourth inning that scored Macey Cheatham, Alex Kossoffand Brown. The senior center fielder finished with four RBI on 2-of-4 hitting and scored two runs. Senas also gunned down Brittany Sabatini at the plate trying to score from a second on a single up the middle in the top of the fourth.

Jessica Burroughs(2-0) earned the win over the Gaels, going 5.0 innings with three strikeouts and allowing six hits, three runs and two earned. Schinella pitched another scoreless inning to shut down Saint Mary's half of the sixth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  1   0  1  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  2  2   1  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  2   2  0  0  1  2
  Lauren Harris         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  2  1   0  1  0  0  2
Victoria East           DP-1B     4  1  3   1  0  0  2  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        3  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Ellie Cooper            1B-SS     2  0  1   1  0  0  4  1
Macey Cheatham          C         2  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH-C      0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Bailey Schinella      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  8 13   6  4  0 15  9
Opp                              18  0  3   0  1  4 15  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton 2 (2)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
3B - FSU-Victoria East (1)
HBP - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1), Alex Kossoff (1)
SF - FSU-Ellie Cooper (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Courtney Senas (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (1-1)    4.0  2  0  0  1  4
Bailey Schinella                1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  0  0  1  4
Opp                  L          5.0 13  8  7  4  0


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FLORIDA STATE
4
1
0
2
1
8
13
2
TEXAS-EL PASO
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1

FLORIDA STATE 12, SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE 3
02/08/2014, Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, Las Cruces, NM

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Cruise to Wins over UTEP And Saint Mary's.

Florida State (3-1) will wrap up the Hotel Encanto Invitational on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. against No. 9 Nebraska.

LAS CRUCES, NM -The No. 12 Florida State softball team (3-1) put on an offensive show out in Las Cruces, N.M. with wins over UTEP 8-0 in five innings and taking down Saint Mary's 12-3 in six innings.

"I was really happy with the way we came out swinging the bats today and we had some opportunities to see a few of our players in different situations. The pitchers threw very well today. We are very excited for our rematch with Nebraska tomorrow."

Sophomore Victoria East went 3-for-4 against UTEP (1-2), including a triple to right-center in the fourth. Seniors Tiffani Brown, Courtney Senas and Briana Hamiltoneach scored two runs in the contest.

Lacey Waldrop (1-1) got her first win of the season on 4.0 innings of shutout ball against the Miners. The junior posted four strikeouts and only allowed two hits. Junior Bailey Schinellaentered the circle for the fifth and closed out the game facing only four batters.

Junior Maddie O'Briencontinued to mash the ball all over Dona Ana County on Saturday. The shortstop hit two home runs and narrowly missed a third on Friday that got caught up in the wind. Against UTEP, O'Brien went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.

The Saint Mary's pitching staff didn't fare much better as O'Brien slugged two home runs, including a grand slam to end the game in the bottom of the sixth. It marked the second time in her career that she has hit two home runs in a game. The shortstop accomplished the feat against UC Santa Barbara on March 4, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. For the 2014 season, O'Brien is batting .500 (7-for-14) with four home runs, five runs scored, 12 RBI and an amazing 1.357 slugging percentage.

Senas added to the power surge against Saint Mary's with a grand slam of her own in the fourth inning that scored Macey Cheatham, Alex Kossoffand Brown. The senior center fielder finished with four RBI on 2-of-4 hitting and scored two runs. Senas also gunned down Brittany Sabatini at the plate trying to score from a second on a single up the middle in the top of the fourth.

Jessica Burroughs(2-0) earned the win over the Gaels, going 5.0 innings with three strikeouts and allowing six hits, three runs and two earned. Schinella pitched another scoreless inning to shut down Saint Mary's half of the sixth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  4  2   0  2  0  3  2
Courtney Senas          CF        4  2  2   4  0  0  1  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  2  2   5  0  0  2  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  2  2
Victoria East           DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ellie Cooper            1B        3  1  1   0  0  0  6  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  1  1   0  1  0  4  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Corey Hendrickson     PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
  Bailey Schinella      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25 12  9  10  5  0 18  6
Opp                              23  3  7   1  2  3 16  4

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stephanie Hartness (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Celeste Gomez (1)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (1), Maddie O'Brien 2 (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown 3 (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (2-0)    5.0  6  3  2  2  3
Bailey Schinella                1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  7  3  2  2  3
Opp                  L          5.2  9 12  7  5  0


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SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE
2
0
1
0
0
0
3
7
3
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
2
4
0
5
12
8
1

FLORIDA STATE 5, NEBRASKA 1
02/09/2014, Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic, Las Cruces, NM

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 12 Florida State Upsets No. 9 Nebraska, 5-1.

The Seminoles (4-1) defeated a top-10 opponent for the first time since 2010.

LAS CRUCES, NM - Thanks to solid pitching and timely hitting, the No. 12 Florida State softball team (4-1) upset No. 9 Nebraska (3-1) by a score of 5-1 in the Hotel Encanto Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. It marks the fourth-highest ranked team that head coach Lonni Alameda has defeated in her FSU tenure and is the first top-10 victory by the Seminoles since taking down No. 6 Georgia Tech on April 24, 2010.

"I am so proud of our team for the way they executed the game plan," said Alameda. "Lacey had a tremendous game in the circle for us. Alex Kossoff and Tiffani Brown were huge along with Briana Hamilton who hit a big double for our program. What a great weekend and I am so excited for the journey ahead with the mindset this team has."

The `Noles got to Nebraska pitcher Emily Lockman (1-1) early with a couple of base hits and walks in the first two innings, but were unable to plate a run until the third. Freshman Ellie Cooper's bases-loaded hit by pitch brought in Maddie O'Brien to give Florida State a 1-0 lead.

Nebraska answered right back in the bottom of the frame as the Huskers took advantage of a hit by pitch, a Hamilton throwing error and a two-out RBI single by Kylee Muir to tie the game at 1-1.

Hamilton's double in the top of the fourth brought in the second Florida State run after Courtney Senas reached on a fielder's choice and O'Brien was intentionally walked. The Nebraska staff didn't want anything to do with O'Brien considering the shortstop hit four home runs and drove in 12 RBI over the weekend.

Kossoff and Brown broke the game open for the `Noles in the fifth inning as Kossoff laced a two-out single into left on a 1-2 count to load the bases for Brown. The speedy senior smashed a bases-clearing triple to left center to bring in Cooper, freshman pinch runner Lauren Harris and Kossoff to make it 5-1 Florida State. Brown finished with three hits in the game and has eight for the season which is tied with O'Brien for the team lead.

Starting pitcher Lacey Waldrop (2-1) shut down the Husker bats the rest of the way. The junior only allowed one hit over the final 4.1 innings and had only two Nebraska base runners reach third base the entire game. Waldrop finished the complete game victory with three strikeouts, allowing only four hits, one walk and one unearned run.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        5  0  3   3  0  1  3  2
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  2   1  1  0  1  3
Victoria East           DP        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        1  0  1   0  3  0  1  0
Ellie Cooper            1B        3  1  0   1  0  0 10  0
Macey Cheatham          C         2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH-C      2  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  1  2   0  1  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  5 11   5  6  5 21  7
Opp                              26  1  4   1  1  3 21 14

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3)
2B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1), Briana Hamilton (1)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1), Ellie Cooper (1)
CS - FSU-Alex Kossoff (1)

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


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 1
02/14/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

`Noles Take Two On Day One Of Renegade Classic.

Florida State defeats Southern Miss, 5-1, and North Dakota State, 4-1, in their 2014 home opener on Friday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 12 Florida State softball team (6-1) won a pair of games on Friday during day one of the Renegade Classic. The Seminoles defeated Southern Miss (0-5) by a score of 5-1, and took down North Dakota State (4-2) by a score of 4-1. FSU pitchers recorded 17 total strikeouts in the wins.

"It was an outstanding job to come out in front of our home crowd and give them two wins," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "It can be nerve-wracking to be on your field for the first time but girls did great and put a game plan to work. It was a lot of fun."

Southern Miss got out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning with a pair of doubles off of Seminole starter Jessica Burroughs (3-0). The redshirt freshman kept her composure and closed out the inning with a strikeout and a groundout to the circle. That initial burst proved to be all that USM would have at the plate as Burroughs only allowed one hit over her final 6.2 innings to get the complete game win. Burroughs finished with a career-high nine strikeouts, allowing only three hits and one run in 7.0 innings of work.

Offensively, the Seminoles picked up right where they left off in New Mexico. Tiffani Brown laced an 0-2 pitch down the right field line for a triple in her first at bat and was brought in by a Senas single to tie the game at 1-1.

In the third inning, freshman Ellie Cooper laid down a perfect bunt to start the inning and was advanced by Kossoff getting hit by a pitch. A bunt single by Brown loaded the bases and Maddie O'Brien gave the `Noles the lead for good after a single up the middle which brought in two and made it 3-1. A Briana Hamilton walk loaded the bases and Victoria East extended the lead to 4-1 with a sac fly to right.

In the fifth, the `Noles added their final run when Brown led off the inning with an infield single, stole second and moved to third on a throwing error. O'Brien made it 5-1 with her third RBI of the game, taking a 3-1 pitch through the left side to score Brown. Burroughs retired the final nine batters she faced to secure the win.

In the second game, runs were hard to come by for either team. North Dakota State broke into the scoring column in the third inning after an Alex Sobrero double and a Logan Moreland single made it 1-0 Bison.

NDSU starter Tabby Bayers was impressive in the circle. She did not allow a hit until the fourth inning when O'Brien took the first pitch deep into the gap in left center for a double. The rally soon cooled when Bison left fielder Maritza Lopez-Portillo made a nice grab in the gap to rob Hamilton of a hit and doubled up O'Brien trying to tag from second.

However, miscues by Bayers in the sixth inning would prove to be the difference. Celeste Gomez drew a walk and Alex Kossoff bunted into a fielder's choice at to third. An infield single by Brown and intentional walk to O'Brien loaded the bases with two outs. On consecutive pitches to Hamilton, Bayers threw a wild pitch and was called for an illegal pitch which brought in two runs for Florida State. Hamilton would eventually walk and East roped a two-RBI double down the right field line to make it 4-1 FSU.

Lacey Waldrop (3-1) would then strikeout the first two batters in the seventh on six pitches and get the final out on a slow roller back to the circle. Waldrop pitched very well in her own right, nearly mirroring her teammate's line from earlier in the day. The junior finished with eight strikeouts, allowing only four hits and one run in her complete game victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  3  3   0  0  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   1  0  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  2   3  0  0  0  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  2
Victoria East           DP-1B     2  0  0   1  0  0  4  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  0  0 10  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH-DP     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ellie Cooper            1B-LF     3  1  1   0  0  0  5  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PR-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  5  8   5  1  4 21  6
Opp                              25  1  3   1  0  9 18  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (4), Stephanie Hartness (2)
2B - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)
HBP - FSU-Alex Kossoff (1)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Victoria East (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (6), Courtney Senas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (3-0)    7.0  3  1  1  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  0  9
Opp                  L          6.0  8  5  4  1  4


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SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
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0
0
0
0
0
0
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3
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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
3
0
1
0
x
5
8
2

FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 1
02/14/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

`Noles Take Two On Day One Of Renegade Classic.

Florida State defeats Southern Miss, 5-1, and North Dakota State, 4-1, in their 2014 home opener on Friday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 12 Florida State softball team (6-1) won a pair of games on Friday during day one of the Renegade Classic. The Seminoles defeated Southern Miss (0-5) by a score of 5-1, and took down North Dakota State (4-2) by a score of 4-1. FSU pitchers recorded 17 total strikeouts in the wins.

"It was an outstanding job to come out in front of our home crowd and give them two wins," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "It can be nerve-wracking to be on your field for the first time but girls did great and put a game plan to work. It was a lot of fun."

Southern Miss got out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning with a pair of doubles off of Seminole starter Jessica Burroughs (3-0). The redshirt freshman kept her composure and closed out the inning with a strikeout and a groundout to the circle. That initial burst proved to be all that USM would have at the plate as Burroughs only allowed one hit over her final 6.2 innings to get the complete game win. Burroughs finished with a career-high nine strikeouts, allowing only three hits and one run in 7.0 innings of work.

Offensively, the Seminoles picked up right where they left off in New Mexico. Tiffani Brown laced an 0-2 pitch down the right field line for a triple in her first at bat and was brought in by a Senas single to tie the game at 1-1.

In the third inning, freshman Ellie Cooper laid down a perfect bunt to start the inning and was advanced by Kossoff getting hit by a pitch. A bunt single by Brown loaded the bases and Maddie O'Brien gave the `Noles the lead for good after a single up the middle which brought in two and made it 3-1. A Briana Hamilton walk loaded the bases and Victoria East extended the lead to 4-1 with a sac fly to right.

In the fifth, the `Noles added their final run when Brown led off the inning with an infield single, stole second and moved to third on a throwing error. O'Brien made it 5-1 with her third RBI of the game, taking a 3-1 pitch through the left side to score Brown. Burroughs retired the final nine batters she faced to secure the win.

In the second game, runs were hard to come by for either team. North Dakota State broke into the scoring column in the third inning after an Alex Sobrero double and a Logan Moreland single made it 1-0 Bison.

NDSU starter Tabby Bayers was impressive in the circle. She did not allow a hit until the fourth inning when O'Brien took the first pitch deep into the gap in left center for a double. The rally soon cooled when Bison left fielder Maritza Lopez-Portillo made a nice grab in the gap to rob Hamilton of a hit and doubled up O'Brien trying to tag from second.

However, miscues by Bayers in the sixth inning would prove to be the difference. Celeste Gomez drew a walk and Alex Kossoff bunted into a fielder's choice at to third. An infield single by Brown and intentional walk to O'Brien loaded the bases with two outs. On consecutive pitches to Hamilton, Bayers threw a wild pitch and was called for an illegal pitch which brought in two runs for Florida State. Hamilton would eventually walk and East roped a two-RBI double down the right field line to make it 4-1 FSU.

Lacey Waldrop (3-1) would then strikeout the first two batters in the seventh on six pitches and get the final out on a slow roller back to the circle. Waldrop pitched very well in her own right, nearly mirroring her teammate's line from earlier in the day. The junior finished with eight strikeouts, allowing only four hits and one run in her complete game victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  0   0  1  1  0  2
Victoria East           1B-DP     3  0  2   2  0  0  4  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ellie Cooper            LF-1B     2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   0  1  0  8  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  4  4   2  3  3 21  5
Opp                              25  1  4   1  0  8 18  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (1), Celeste Gomez (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1), Victoria East (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
CS - FSU-Victoria East (1)

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


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NORTH DAKOTA STATE
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0
1
0
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0
0
1
4
1
FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
0
0
4
x
4
4
2

FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 0
02/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Posts Pair Of Shutouts At Renegade Classic.

The Seminoles no-hit NDSU and allow only two hits to Southern Miss in the victories.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 12 Florida State softball team executed in all phases of the game on Saturday as the Seminoles recorded mercy-rule shutouts against North Dakota State, 9-0 (5), and Southern Miss, 11-0 (5). Lacey Waldrop and Bailey Schinella combined to no-hit the Bison in the early game, while home runs by Maddie O'Brien and Briana Hamilton paced the `Noles against the Eagles. It was the 12th no-hitter during head coach Lonni Alameda's time at Florida State and first since March 13, 2013.

"Lacey did great today," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "I think the more information we get, and the more we play people, they put together a game plan and the pitching staff does a really good job of coming in and hitting their spots. Very proud of them."

Waldrop showed why she is a member of the 2014 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List by retiring the first three batters she faced on only three pitches. The Chester, Va., native would continue to work ahead in counts and stymie the Bison offense by recording four strikeouts in her 4.0 innings of work. She only allowed two baserunners via walks in the second and fourth innings. Waldrop moved to 4-1 and now has a 0.72 ERA on the season.

The `Noles got on the board early in the first with four runs highlighted by a two-RBI double off the wall in centerfield by O'Brien, an RBI single by Hamilton and a bases loaded walk to Stephanie Hartness.

Florida State brought 10 batters to the plate in the opening frame and nearly matched it in the second when nine Seminoles took to the batter's box as FSU opened it up to a 9-0 lead after two innings. A pair of walks and a hit by pitch loaded the bases for a two-RBI single over the head of the first baseman by freshman Ellie Cooper to make it 6-0 and a pinch-hit three-RBI double by Schinella made it 9-0 after two. Cooper ended the day perfect from the plate, batting 3-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI.

Schinella would come in to pitch the fifth for the Seminoles and threw a total of 14 pitches to close out the game and complete the combined no-hitter for FSU.

Against Southern Miss, the `Noles opened the scoring with three runs in the first. It marked the seventh time this season that Florida State has scored in the first inning. The inning unfolded much like the first game, except O'Brien's shot cleared the fence for a two-run home run. It was her fifth of the season and 23rd of her career. She is now tied for fifth on the all-time home runs list with Ashley Stager (2008-11). Two batters later, Hamilton's shot to deep left made it 3-0 after the first.

The `Noles would pour it on in the third inning, plating six runs behind three walks, two singles, a sac fly and two Golden Eagle errors. Celeste Gomez had an infield RBI single during the rally and ended the game 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Seminole starter Burroughs picked up where Waldrop left off. The redshirt freshman didn't give up a hit until the third when a comebacker to the circle was knocked down by Burroughs but she was unable to get the batter at first. It ended a stretch of 12.1 innings where Florida State pitchers hadn't given up a hit. Burroughs (4-0) finished with 3.2 innings with five strikeouts and allowed just two hits and two walks in the win.

FSU would push across two more runs in the fourth as Schinella ripped another pinch-hit double and singles by Gomez and Alex Kossoff made it 11-0 Florida State. Nori came in to pitch a perfect final 1.1 innings against the Golden Eagles, striking out one.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  1  0   0  1  1  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        1  2  0   0  2  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  2  1   1  0  0  1  2
Victoria East           DP-1B     2  1  0   0  1  0  4  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   1  0  1  1  2
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ellie Cooper            1B-LF     3  1  3   2  0  0  4  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  1  2  4  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF-RF     0  1  0   1  2  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH-DP-P   1  0  1   3  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              17  9  6   8  7  5 15  8
Opp                              14  0  0   0  3  4 12  4

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2), Ellie Cooper (2), Bailey Schinella (1)
HBP - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (7), Courtney Senas (4)
CS - FSU-Ellie Cooper (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (4-1)    4.0  0  0  0  2  4
Bailey Schinella                1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  0  0  0  3  4
Opp                  L          4.0  6  9  9  7  5


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NORTH DAKOTA STATE
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0
0
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0
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FLORIDA STATE
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5
0
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6
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FLORIDA STATE 11, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 0
02/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Posts Pair Of Shutouts At Renegade Classic.

The Seminoles no-hit NDSU and allow only two hits to Southern Miss in the victories.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 12 Florida State softball team executed in all phases of the game on Saturday as the Seminoles recorded mercy-rule shutouts against North Dakota State, 9-0 (5), and Southern Miss, 11-0 (5). Lacey Waldrop and Bailey Schinella combined to no-hit the Bison in the early game, while home runs by Maddie O'Brien and Briana Hamilton paced the `Noles against the Eagles. It was the 12th no-hitter during head coach Lonni Alameda's time at Florida State and first since March 13, 2013.

"Lacey did great today," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "I think the more information we get, and the more we play people, they put together a game plan and the pitching staff does a really good job of coming in and hitting their spots. Very proud of them."

Waldrop showed why she is a member of the 2014 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List by retiring the first three batters she faced on only three pitches. The Chester, Va., native would continue to work ahead in counts and stymie the Bison offense by recording four strikeouts in her 4.0 innings of work. She only allowed two baserunners via walks in the second and fourth innings. Waldrop moved to 4-1 and now has a 0.72 ERA on the season.

The `Noles got on the board early in the first with four runs highlighted by a two-RBI double off the wall in centerfield by O'Brien, an RBI single by Hamilton and a bases loaded walk to Stephanie Hartness.

Florida State brought 10 batters to the plate in the opening frame and nearly matched it in the second when nine Seminoles took to the batter's box as FSU opened it up to a 9-0 lead after two innings. A pair of walks and a hit by pitch loaded the bases for a two-RBI single over the head of the first baseman by freshman Ellie Cooper to make it 6-0 and a pinch-hit three-RBI double by Schinella made it 9-0 after two. Cooper ended the day perfect from the plate, batting 3-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI.

Schinella would come in to pitch the fifth for the Seminoles and threw a total of 14 pitches to close out the game and complete the combined no-hitter for FSU.

Against Southern Miss, the `Noles opened the scoring with three runs in the first. It marked the seventh time this season that Florida State has scored in the first inning. The inning unfolded much like the first game, except O'Brien's shot cleared the fence for a two-run home run. It was her fifth of the season and 23rd of her career. She is now tied for fifth on the all-time home runs list with Ashley Stager (2008-11). Two batters later, Hamilton's shot to deep left made it 3-0 after the first.

The `Noles would pour it on in the third inning, plating six runs behind three walks, two singles, a sac fly and two Golden Eagle errors. Celeste Gomez had an infield RBI single during the rally and ended the game 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Seminole starter Burroughs picked up where Waldrop left off. The redshirt freshman didn't give up a hit until the third when a comebacker to the circle was knocked down by Burroughs but she was unable to get the batter at first. It ended a stretch of 12.1 innings where Florida State pitchers hadn't given up a hit. Burroughs (4-0) finished with 3.2 innings with five strikeouts and allowed just two hits and two walks in the win.

FSU would push across two more runs in the fourth as Schinella ripped another pinch-hit double and singles by Gomez and Alex Kossoff made it 11-0 Florida State. Nori came in to pitch a perfect final 1.1 innings against the Golden Eagles, striking out one.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   1  0  1  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        2  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  2  1   3  1  0  1  5
Victoria East           DP-1B     3  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
Briana Hamilton         3B-C      3  1  1   1  0  1  0  1
Ellie Cooper            1B-3B     1  2  0   0  1  0  6  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        2  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C-DP      3  2  3   2  0  0  5  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              22 11  9   9  5  2 15 10
Opp                              17  0  2   0  2  6 12  5

E - Opp-3, FSU-Ellie Cooper (1)
2B - FSU-Bailey Schinella (2)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (5), Briana Hamilton (1)
SH - FSU-Alex Kossoff (2)
SF - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (1)
SB - FSU-Ellie Cooper (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (4-0)    3.2  2  0  0  2  5
Jessica Nori                    1.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  0  0  2  6
Opp                  L          4.0  9 11  8  5  2


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SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
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2
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FLORIDA STATE
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6
2
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11
9
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FLORIDA STATE 12, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI 0
02/16/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Go Undefeated At Renegade Classic.

No. 12 Florida State improved to 10-1 on the season behind shutout victories over Southern Miss and North Dakota State on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 12 Florida State softball team defended their home turf on JoAnne Graf Field on the final day of the Renegade Classic with two shutout victories over Southern Miss, 12-0 (5), and North Dakota State, 5-0. The Seminoles have recorded four straight shutouts and extended their scoreless streak to 26.2 innings.

"Bailey and Nori, Lacey and Burroughs - we have a great time in the pen working together," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We are talking game stuff all the time. They are always working to get better by watching video in the morning and do a great job of getting prepared.

"In all honesty it was awesome to be in a challenging situation in the fourth and fifth inning (against NDSU) and raise the bar energy-wise. It was a big challenge and great to see our team get after it and get that win."

The game against Southern Miss was nearly perfect for the `Noles as they scored multiple runs in each inning on their way to a mercy-rule 12-0 win in five innings. FSU plated four runs in the first, led by a Courtney Senas RBI triple and Stephanie Hartness' two-RBI single to left. The Seminoles brought 10 batters to the plate in the opening frame.

The second inning saw FSU score four more runs behind a three-run home run by Briana Hamilton and Bailey Schinella's RBI double. On the season, Schinella has four hits and all have been doubles. She has been just as productive on the mound, only allowing two hits in 4.1 innings with a 0.00 ERA.

The Seminoles made it 12-0 with a pair of two-run innings in the third and fourth. Four FSU players finished with multiple hits, including Hamilton (2-for-2) and Hartness (3-for-3) going perfect from the plate.

Seminole starter Jessica Burroughs was phenomenal again in the circle, throwing 3.0 perfect innings to retire all nine batters she faced while striking out three. She improved to 5-0 on the season with a 0.98 ERA and 24 strikeouts. Redshirt senior Jessica Nori would pitch the final two innings and only allowed one base runner on a single in the top of the fifth.

In the final game of the Classic, it was another pitcher's duel between Lacey Waldrop and NDSU's Tabby Bayers. FSU has been held without a run in the first inning only three times this year, and Bayers has accomplished the feat twice. She stymied the Florida State hitters and kept the `Noles off the board until the fifth inning. Much like the first game against the Bison, one big inning is all the Seminoles needed.

Schinella's double got the offense going for FSU in the fifth and was followed by singles from Celeste Gomez and Hartness, as well as a double by Tiffani Brown to make it 2-0 Seminoles. A Senas sac-fly and a Victoria East RBI single made it 4-0 before Maddie O'Brien scored on a throwing error by the catcher which resulted in the 5-0 final score.

Waldrop dominated yet again as she finished with a season-high 10 strikeouts in the complete game victory over NDSU. The native of Chester, Va., had a stretch from the second to the fourth inning where she struck out six batters in a row. The Bison batters were not able to get a good read on Waldrop as they scattered only six hits on the afternoon.

NDSU would threaten in the top of the sixth inning leading off with a pair of singles. The FSU defense proved reliable as three infield groundouts ended the threat. The Bison would add another hit in the seventh, but a strikeout and a pop out to short ended the game and gave Florida State the 5-0 victory.

It marks the first time FSU has held four straight opponents scoreless since a five game stretch from March 10-17, 2013 against NC State (twice), UT Chattanooga, Northwestern and Fairfield. The Seminoles have not given up a run in 26.2 innings of play over five games, last allowing a run in the third inning on February 14 to North Dakota State.

The No. 12 Seminoles finished the Renegade Classic with a perfect 6-0 record and are now 10-1 on the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  3  2   0  0  0  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        2  2  1   2  1  0  1  0
  Lauren Harris         CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS-DP     3  1  2   2  1  1  0  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR-DP     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        4  1  1   1  0  0  8  0
Briana Hamilton         3B-C      2  2  2   4  1  0  1  0
Ellie Cooper            LF-SS     2  1  0   0  1  0  0  2
Bailey Schinella        DP-RF     1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      RF-LF     3  1  3   3  0  0  2  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH-3B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 12 13  12  6  1 15  7
Opp                              16  0  1   0  0  3 12  6

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3), Bailey Schinella (3), Stephanie Hartness (2)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
SF - FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown 3 (10), Victoria East (1), Briana Hamilton (2)
CS - FSU-Victoria East (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (5-0)    3.0  0  0  0  0  3
Jessica Nori                    2.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  0  3
Opp                  L          4.0 13 12  8  6  1


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SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
FLORIDA STATE
4
4
2
2
x
12
13
0

FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 0
02/16/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Renegade Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Go Undefeated At Renegade Classic.

No. 12 Florida State improved to 10-1 on the season behind shutout victories over Southern Miss and North Dakota State on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 12 Florida State softball team defended their home turf on JoAnne Graf Field on the final day of the Renegade Classic with two shutout victories over Southern Miss, 12-0 (5), and North Dakota State, 5-0. The Seminoles have recorded four straight shutouts and extended their scoreless streak to 26.2 innings.

"Bailey and Nori, Lacey and Burroughs - we have a great time in the pen working together," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We are talking game stuff all the time. They are always working to get better by watching video in the morning and do a great job of getting prepared.

"In all honesty it was awesome to be in a challenging situation in the fourth and fifth inning (against NDSU) and raise the bar energy-wise. It was a big challenge and great to see our team get after it and get that win."

The game against Southern Miss was nearly perfect for the `Noles as they scored multiple runs in each inning on their way to a mercy-rule 12-0 win in five innings. FSU plated four runs in the first, led by a Courtney Senas RBI triple and Stephanie Hartness' two-RBI single to left. The Seminoles brought 10 batters to the plate in the opening frame.

The second inning saw FSU score four more runs behind a three-run home run by Briana Hamilton and Bailey Schinella's RBI double. On the season, Schinella has four hits and all have been doubles. She has been just as productive on the mound, only allowing two hits in 4.1 innings with a 0.00 ERA.

The Seminoles made it 12-0 with a pair of two-run innings in the third and fourth. Four FSU players finished with multiple hits, including Hamilton (2-for-2) and Hartness (3-for-3) going perfect from the plate.

Seminole starter Jessica Burroughs was phenomenal again in the circle, throwing 3.0 perfect innings to retire all nine batters she faced while striking out three. She improved to 5-0 on the season with a 0.98 ERA and 24 strikeouts. Redshirt senior Jessica Nori would pitch the final two innings and only allowed one base runner on a single in the top of the fifth.

In the final game of the Classic, it was another pitcher's duel between Lacey Waldrop and NDSU's Tabby Bayers. FSU has been held without a run in the first inning only three times this year, and Bayers has accomplished the feat twice. She stymied the Florida State hitters and kept the `Noles off the board until the fifth inning. Much like the first game against the Bison, one big inning is all the Seminoles needed.

Schinella's double got the offense going for FSU in the fifth and was followed by singles from Celeste Gomez and Hartness, as well as a double by Tiffani Brown to make it 2-0 Seminoles. A Senas sac-fly and a Victoria East RBI single made it 4-0 before Maddie O'Brien scored on a throwing error by the catcher which resulted in the 5-0 final score.

Waldrop dominated yet again as she finished with a season-high 10 strikeouts in the complete game victory over NDSU. The native of Chester, Va., had a stretch from the second to the fourth inning where she struck out six batters in a row. The Bison batters were not able to get a good read on Waldrop as they scattered only six hits on the afternoon.

NDSU would threaten in the top of the sixth inning leading off with a pair of singles. The FSU defense proved reliable as three infield groundouts ended the threat. The Bison would add another hit in the seventh, but a strikeout and a pop out to short ended the game and gave Florida State the 5-0 victory.

It marks the first time FSU has held four straight opponents scoreless since a five game stretch from March 10-17, 2013 against NC State (twice), UT Chattanooga, Northwestern and Fairfield. The Seminoles have not given up a run in 26.2 innings of play over five games, last allowing a run in the third inning on February 14 to North Dakota State.

The No. 12 Seminoles finished the Renegade Classic with a perfect 6-0 record and are now 10-1 on the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        1  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  1  0   0  2  1  1  1
Victoria East           1B-DP     3  0  1   1  0  1  5  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
Ellie Cooper            LF-1B     2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   1  0  1  9  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      RF        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  4
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  5  6   4  4  7 21  8
Opp                              27  0  6   0  0 10 18  9

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2), Bailey Schinella (4)
HBP - FSU-Ellie Cooper (2)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (5), Victoria East (2), Stephanie Hartness (1)

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


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NORTH DAKOTA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
5
0
x
5
6
0

FLORIDA STATE 6, CENTRAL FLORIDA 1
02/19/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Fans 14 As 'Noles Defeat UCF, 6-1.

The No. 10 Seminoles rely on solid pitching to take the midweek victory over UCF.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 10-ranked Florida State softball team won their 11th game in a row Wednesday night, defeating previously unbeaten UCF, 6-1, behind a strong 6.0 inning, 14 strikeout performance by junior pitcher Lacey Waldrop. The Seminoles scored one in the first and two in the second as they cruised to the 6-1 win.

"It was an outstanding effort by the entire team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Lacey pitched in some great spots. Bri Hamilton and Bailey Schinella had some big at bats. Being able to put the pressure on made it a really good day all around. They are having a blast right now and it is fun to see."

The `Noles got things started in the first inning with a Courtney Senas single and a double by Maddie O'Brien. Senas would come into score on a fielder's choice when UCF's catcher made an errant throw to try and retire Senas at third. It marked the ninth time this season that FSU has scored in the first inning.

"We want to put the pressure on them early and I think it is always easy to pitch with a lead. It is definitely a goal of ours as a program to start strong early," added Alameda.

In the second, Senas did more damage with the bat as she smashed a two-run double into the left centerfield gap, scoring Celeste Gomez and Ellie Cooper to give FSU a 3-0 lead. The double was Senas's third of the season and 28th of her career, which moved her into a tie for 10th place with Robin Ahrberg (2007-11) on the all-time list.

Waldrop continued to be dominant in the circle for the Seminoles. After getting the leadoff batter to groundout to Briana Hamilton at third, the junior would send the next five Knight batters down on strikes.

UCF would crack into the scoring column in the third inning with a pair of walks and an RBI infield single. After a meeting at the mound, Waldrop would strikeout Linnea Goodman on a nasty 3-2 pitch, and follow it up with a lazy fielder's choice to O'Brien at short to end the inning. It ended an FSU streak of 29.0 innings without allowing a run.

That would be the only UCF threat of the night as Waldrop would strikeout seven of the final 11 batters she faced. Waldrop finished with 6.0 innings, allowed three walks, two hits, one run and posted a season-high 14 strikeouts.

"It was great," said Waldrop. "I know I got a little shaky for one inning, but my defense did a really great job of bringing me back in and telling me they were going to play for me. When they are scoring a lot of runs, it makes it a lot more comfortable for me. We've been on a roll and we want to keep rolling with the wins and doing what we are doing."

Florida State added three more in a fifth inning that was started by a walk from Senas and a single by Schinella. Freshman Lauren Harris would come in to pinch run and stole second - the first stolen base of her career. A Victoria East walk would load the bases for Hamilton and she took the first pitch she saw into the left centerfield gap for a three-RBI double and made it 6-1 Seminoles.

Jessica Nori would pitch a scoreless seventh to close out the game and recorded a strikeout.

It was the fifth time this season that the Seminoles have allowed two or fewer hits in a game, including a combined no-hitter against North Dakota State on Feb. 15. FSU is only allowing 3.7 hits and 0.9 runs per game this season defensively, while on offense the `Noles average 8.3 hits and 7.6 runs per game.

"I would also like to thank Red Lightning for coming out today and kicking the game off for us on a big weeknight game," said Alameda. "We are really excited to see the local community come out and support us and appreciate him coming tonight."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  2  2   2  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     2  1  0   0  1  2  3  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  1   3  1  0  0  2
Ellie Cooper            LF-1B     2  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  1  0   0  2  0 14  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stephanie Hartness      RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PH-RF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  6  5   5  6  3 21  6
Opp                              23  1  2   1  3 15 18  7

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (3), Maddie O'Brien (4), Briana Hamilton (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Lauren Harris (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (6-1)    6.0  2  1  1  3 14
Jessica Nori                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  3 15
Opp                  L          6.0  5  6  5  6  3


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CENTRAL FLORIDA
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
0
0
3
0
x
6
5
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 2
02/21/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Unconquered Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien's Blast Lifts FSU Over Charleston Southern.

The No. 10 Seminoles move to 12-1 with an 8-2 win on day one of the Unconquered Classic.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 10-ranked Florida State softball team opened the Unconquered Classic with a 8-2 win against Charleston Southern on JoAnne Graf Field. The Seminoles extend their winning streak to 12 and have now won eight straight at home.

"Maddie is dialed in, she is having a blast," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "That is another kicker. You want to get to that point as a player and the ups and downs of the season where you have to embrace the failures. That's a big part of our game, and she's really enjoying it and having a lot of fun. It is obviously showing with her at the plate."

Florida State scored in the first inning for the ninth time this season as Tiffani Brown led off the game with a walk and stole second base. A throwing error by the catcher allowed her to score on the play.

Courtney Senas would then draw a walk, one of a career-high three walks on the evening, to set the table for Maddie O'Brien's sixth home run of the season that cleared the fence in centerfield. Her home run was the 24th of her career which ties her for fourth in FSU history with Tiffany Daniels (1986-89).

O'Brien would add RBIs in her next two at bats with a sac-fly to center in the second and a fielder's choice groundout in the fourth. Her four RBIs on the night would give her 25 for the season and 115 for her career which ties her with teammate Senas for eighth all-time.

The `Noles also produced with small ball. Five of the Seminoles' seven hits were in the infield, including three bunt singles. Alex Kossoff went 2-for-2 on the night without a ball reaching the pitcher's circle. Brown was 2-for-3 and scored three runs with two infield singles.

Redshirt freshman Jessica Burroughs was the starter for the Noles and pitched very well in the circle. She moved to 6-0 on the season behind 5.0 innings pitched, scattering five hits, two runs and two walks and posting five strikeouts.

Redshirt senior pitcher Jessica Nori entered the game with two runners on, no one out with the Seminoles clinging to a 5-2 lead. She would go on to retire all six batters she faced, striking out two, to get her first save of the season and sixth of her career. She is now tied for fourth all-time in saves with Leslie Malerich (1999-2002).

"I couldn't be more proud of this program right now," added Alameda. "They are taking steps every day to get to our big goal of being in Oklahoma City in June. It's been an outstanding family effort."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  3  2   0  1  0  0  3
Courtney Senas          CF        1  1  0   1  3  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   4  0  0  3  3
Bailey Schinella        DP-RF     3  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  2
Victoria East           1B-DP     3  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  6  1
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ellie Cooper            LF-1B     2  2  1   0  1  0  1  0
Alex Kossoff            RF-LF     2  1  2   0  1  0  1  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  8  7   6  8  0 21 11
Opp                              25  2  5   2  2  7 18  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Alex Kossoff (1)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (6)
SF - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (2)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (11), Bailey Schinella (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (6-0)    5.0  5  2  2  2  5
Jessica Nori         Sv(1)      2.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  2  2  2  7
Opp                  L          6.0  7  8  8  8  0


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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
FLORIDA STATE
3
1
0
1
0
3
x
8
7
1

FLORIDA STATE 5, CAL-SANTA BARBARA 2
02/22/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Unconquered Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 10 Florida State Takes Down UC Santa Barbara.

Four extra-base hits carry the offense as the Seminoles defeat the Gauchos, 5-2.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 10-ranked Florida State softball team (13-1) maintained their perfect record at home in 2014 with a 5-2 win over UC Santa Barbara as part of the Unconquered Classic. A four-run second inning with home runs by freshman Lauren Harris and senior Courtney Senas provided all the offense that FSU would need.

"It was nice to get a rookie off the bench as they wait for opportunities to get out there and swing the bat," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "It was great for Lauren and Courtney has been working really hard at pitch selection and trains like a beast. It was good to see the results for her today, too."

Making her first start and in only her second at-bat of the season, Harris took a 1-1 pitch over the left field wall for the first home run of her career with one out in the second. The two-run shot scored fellow freshman Ellie Cooper who reached via a walk.

Three batters later, Senas came to the plate with Tiffani Brown on first and crushed a 0-2 pitch deep over the left field wall to make it 4-0 Seminoles.

The four-run lead would be all that starter Lacey Waldrop would need as the junior put together another gem in the circle. Waldrop retired the first seven batters she faced and scattered six hits over 7.0 innings of work. The Gauchos got on the board with two unearned runs in the sixth behind a pair of hits and a Seminole throwing error.

Waldrop (7-1) struck out 10 batters on the afternoon without issuing a walk. It was her third appearance in a row of 10 or more strikeouts, having fanned 10 NDSU Bison on Feb. 16 and posting a season-high 14 strikeouts against UCF on Feb. 19.

Florida State would tack on another run in the sixth as redshirt freshman Alex Powers led off the inning with the first hit of her career. Harris followed it up with her second hit of the day, a single to left center. After Victoria East loaded the bases with a walk, Brown would hit in to a double play to score Cooper who reentered for Powers.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  5  1
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Ellie Cooper            1B        1  2  0   0  1  0  8  1
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Lauren Harris           LF        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF-DP     2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Victoria East         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  5  8   4  4  0 21  6
Opp                              28  2  6   0  0 10 18  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (5), Ellie Cooper (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (5), Alex Kossoff (2)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (2), Lauren Harris (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (7-1)    7.0  6  2  0  0 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  2  0  0 10
Opp                  L          6.0  8  5  5  4  0


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CAL-SANTA BARBARA
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
4
0
0
0
1
x
5
8
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, AUBURN 4
02/26/2014, AUBURN, AL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 9 Florida State Grabs Road Victory at No. 25 Auburn.

The Seminoles defeated the Tigers, 5-4, on Wednesday night at Jane B. Moore Field.

AUBURN, AL - The No. 9-ranked Florida State softball team took down their second ranked team of 2014 as they defeated No. 25 Auburn, 5-4, on February 26. It marked the second time this season and 20th time under head coach Lonni Alameda that the Seminoles have taken down a ranked team.

"It was a chilly night on the road against a quality opponent. I was really proud with how our team took on the challenge and came out with a win. We had some adversity in the fourth but the team stayed focused. Lacey once again was great for us in the circle and helped set the tone that the rest of the team followed."

The `Noles plated four runs in the second as Victoria East led off with a single. A walk from Ellie Cooper and a single by Alex Kossoff would load the bases. Tiffani Brown shot an RBI fielder's choice to second base and Courtney Senas' second walk of the game would load the bases for Maddie O'Brien.

O'Brien would take a 3-1 pitch back up the box that would nearly make it to the wall, scoring all three runs to break it out to 4-0 Florida State after two innings.

FSU would push across another run in the third inning as Cooper dropped in a single to center to score Lauren Harris who pinch ran after a Bailey Schinella single.

Lacey Waldrop (8-1) pitched another great game for Florida State, not giving up a hit until the fourth inning when the leadoff batter Jenna Abbott hit a home run over the fence in right. The Tigers would score three more runs in the inning, zero earned, after a couple of hits, a walk and a Seminole throwing error.

The Tigers would threaten in the bottom of the sixth getting the bases loaded with one away, but Brown made a great snag of a Emily Carosone line drive back up the box and fired over to Cooper to complete the double play and end the inning.

Waldrop finished with 7.0 innings, six hits, with four runs, one earned, with four walks and eight strikeouts to get the complete game victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  0   1  0  2  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        1  1  0   0  3  0  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  1   3  0  0  0  4
Bailey Schinella        DP        1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-DP     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Victoria East           1B        3  1  2   0  0  0  4  0
Ellie Cooper            LF        1  1  1   1  2  0  7  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  6  2
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  5  7   5  6  6 21 10
Opp                              27  4  6   4  4  8 21  9

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (8-1)    7.0  6  4  1  4  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  4  1  4  8
Opp                  L          7.0  7  5  5  6  6


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FLORIDA STATE
0
4
1
0
0
0
0
5
7
1
AUBURN
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
4
6
0

FLORIDA STATE 7, HOUSTON 1
02/28/2014, Easton Crimson Classic, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Gets Wins Over Houston and Purdue.

The No. 9 Seminoles take down Houston and Purdue at the Easton Crimson Classic.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The No. 9-ranked Florida State softball team defeated Houston, 7-1, and Purdue, 2-1, on day one of the Easton Crimson Classic hosted by the University of Alabama. The Seminoles improved to 16-1 and have won 16 straight games for the first time since starting the 2012 season 16-0.

"It is always great to get two wins in back-to-back games against teams we didn't know too much about," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Now we get to game plan and get after `Bama and Purdue tomorrow.

"Nori came in and did a great job today. East was swinging the bat, Maddie has been stellar for us and Courtney had a great game against Houston. Good to get two wins, get some rest and get after the challenges of tomorrow."

The Seminoles got on the board in the second against Houston as Alex Powers hit her first career RBI on a single to center to score Victoria East. Bella D'Errico would pinch-run for Powers and the freshman would steal second for her first career stolen base in the inning.

Florida State added two more in the third behind a Tiffani Brown double to left and Courtney Senas powering a home run over the right field wall to make it 3-0 Florida State.

An offensive explosion in the fourth made it 7-0 FSU as Kossoff led off the inning with a bunt single. A wild pitch moved her to second and Brown's single through the right side drove in Kossoff. Senas drove in her third run of the game with a single to right and Maddie O'Brien capped off the inning with a deep home run to left center.

Lacey Waldrop (9-1) pitched a gem in the circle for the `Noles. After surrendering a leadoff single in the first, Waldrop settled in to grab two strikeouts before the inning was over. Another leadoff single in the third was shut down by a Waldrop strikeout and a nice 4-6-3 double play by Brown, O'Brien and East.

The Cougars threatened in the fifth scoring quickly on a double and a fielding error at first. A single and a hit-by-pitch would load the bases but Waldrop dug in and recorded her 10th strikeout of the game.

That ended Waldrop's afternoon and she scattered five hits over 5.0 innings, one unearned run and didn't allow a walk to go with her 10 strikeouts. It marked the fourth time in her last five starts that Waldrop has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in a game and was her third 10-strikeout, zero-walk performance of 2014.

Jessica Nori would finish the game in the circle for the `Noles and was nearly perfect. She pitched the final 2.0 innings allowing only one hit and one walk.

The game against Purdue started off quickly as Brown walked to lead off the bottom of the first and would be driven in by a single to left by Bailey Schinella. The game soon settled into a pitcher's duel as another run would not be scored until the fourth as FSU scored on a bases loaded infield fly by Senas that was dropped by the second baseman. Cooper sprinted home to score before Alex Kossoff was thrown out trying to advance to third.

Purdue pitcher Lilly Fecho was difficult to figure out for Seminole hitters as Fecho recorded eight strikeouts in the game. She ended with 6.0 innings, allowed five hits, two runs and three walks.

Jessica Burroughs (7-0) pitched around three Purdue hits and allowed only one run in 4.1 innings. She finished with two strikeouts and allowed only one walk. Nori entered in relief after the Boilermakers scored a run in the fifth with a leadoff double and a single.

Nori closed out the game throwing 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and allowing only one hit to get her second save of the season. The Boilermakers got a runner to third in the top of the seventh with one out but Nori would induce a grounder to third and struck out Mary Gooding to end the game.

Nori has now pitched 12.0 innings this season and has yet to give up a run and has only surrendered four hits and one walk to go with 11 strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  2  2   1  2  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  2  2   3  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  1   2  0  0  1  3
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     2  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  2
Ellie Cooper            LF-1B     2  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  0  0   0  0  0 10  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Celeste Gomez         C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  7  8   7  5  1 21  7
Opp                              27  1  6   0  1 13 18 14

E - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (3), Maddie O'Brien (7)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (13), Courtney Senas (6), Bella D'Errico (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (9-1)    5.0  5  1  0  0 10
Jessica Nori                    2.0  1  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  0  1 13
Opp                  L          6.0  8  7  7  5  1


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HOUSTON
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
6
1
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
2
4
0
0
x
7
8
1

FLORIDA STATE 2, PURDUE 1
02/28/2014, Easton Crimson Classic, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Gets Wins Over Houston and Purdue.

The No. 9 Seminoles take down Houston and Purdue at the Easton Crimson Classic.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The No. 9-ranked Florida State softball team defeated Houston, 7-1, and Purdue, 2-1, on day one of the Easton Crimson Classic hosted by the University of Alabama. The Seminoles improved to 16-1 and have won 16 straight games for the first time since starting the 2012 season 16-0.

"It is always great to get two wins in back-to-back games against teams we didn't know too much about," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Now we get to game plan and get after `Bama and Purdue tomorrow.

"Nori came in and did a great job today. East was swinging the bat, Maddie has been stellar for us and Courtney had a great game against Houston. Good to get two wins, get some rest and get after the challenges of tomorrow."

The Seminoles got on the board in the second against Houston as Alex Powers hit her first career RBI on a single to center to score Victoria East. Bella D'Errico would pinch-run for Powers and the freshman would steal second for her first career stolen base in the inning.

Florida State added two more in the third behind a Tiffani Brown double to left and Courtney Senas powering a home run over the right field wall to make it 3-0 Florida State.

An offensive explosion in the fourth made it 7-0 FSU as Kossoff led off the inning with a bunt single. A wild pitch moved her to second and Brown's single through the right side drove in Kossoff. Senas drove in her third run of the game with a single to right and Maddie O'Brien capped off the inning with a deep home run to left center.

Lacey Waldrop (9-1) pitched a gem in the circle for the `Noles. After surrendering a leadoff single in the first, Waldrop settled in to grab two strikeouts before the inning was over. Another leadoff single in the third was shut down by a Waldrop strikeout and a nice 4-6-3 double play by Brown, O'Brien and East.

The Cougars threatened in the fifth scoring quickly on a double and a fielding error at first. A single and a hit-by-pitch would load the bases but Waldrop dug in and recorded her 10th strikeout of the game.

That ended Waldrop's afternoon and she scattered five hits over 5.0 innings, one unearned run and didn't allow a walk to go with her 10 strikeouts. It marked the fourth time in her last five starts that Waldrop has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in a game and was her third 10-strikeout, zero-walk performance of 2014.

Jessica Nori would finish the game in the circle for the `Noles and was nearly perfect. She pitched the final 2.0 innings allowing only one hit and one walk.

The game against Purdue started off quickly as Brown walked to lead off the bottom of the first and would be driven in by a single to left by Bailey Schinella. The game soon settled into a pitcher's duel as another run would not be scored until the fourth as FSU scored on a bases loaded infield fly by Senas that was dropped by the second baseman. Cooper sprinted home to score before Alex Kossoff was thrown out trying to advance to third.

Purdue pitcher Lilly Fecho was difficult to figure out for Seminole hitters as Fecho recorded eight strikeouts in the game. She ended with 6.0 innings, allowed five hits, two runs and three walks.

Jessica Burroughs (7-0) pitched around three Purdue hits and allowed only one run in 4.1 innings. She finished with two strikeouts and allowed only one walk. Nori entered in relief after the Boilermakers scored a run in the fifth with a leadoff double and a single.

Nori closed out the game throwing 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and allowing only one hit to get her second save of the season. The Boilermakers got a runner to third in the top of the seventh with one out but Nori would induce a grounder to third and struck out Mary Gooding to end the game.

Nori has now pitched 12.0 innings this season and has yet to give up a run and has only surrendered four hits and one walk to go with 11 strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   1  0  1  3  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     2  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  5
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ellie Cooper            LF-1B     3  1  1   0  0  1  5  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  0  0   0  0  0  5  1
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  2  5   2  3  8 21  7
Opp                              24  1  4   1  1  4 18  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Lauren Harris (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (3)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Alex Kossoff (3)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (14)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (7-0)    4.1  3  1  1  1  2
Jessica Nori         Sv(2)      2.2  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  1  4
Opp                  L          6.0  5  2  1  3  8


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PURDUE
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
4
1
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
1
0
0
x
2
5
1

FLORIDA STATE 4, PURDUE 1
03/01/2014, Easton Crimson Classic, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Get A Split On Day Two.

Florida State defeats Purdue and falls to Alabama at the Easton Crimson Classic.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The No. 9-ranked Florida State softball team split of its two games on day two of the Easton Crimson Classic. The Seminoles defeated Purdue, 4-1, in the opener and fell to host school No. 11 Alabama in a tight 1-0 affair.

"I'm really proud of the way our team fought and competed today," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We faced challenges at the plate and in the field from a quality Alabama team and we stuck together as a family through it all. We had several opportunities to get some runs, but they made some great defensive plays. I'm glad we only have to wait until tomorrow to play them again."

Florida State opened the scoring against Purdue with two runs in the second behind erratic pitching by Boilermaker starter Alex Whittemore. Twelve straight balls out of the strike zone to Victoria East, Ellie Cooper and Celeste Gomez loaded the bases for Briana Hamilton. Hamilton would be hit by the first pitch she saw to drive in an RBI.

Two batters later, Tiffani Brown would slap an infield single to the shortstop to drive another run to make it 2-0 Florida State after the second.

FSU would plate another run in the third by loading the bases with three singles by O'Brien, Schinella and Cooper. Gomez would drive a shot into the gap in right center but a diving snag by center fielder Andie Varsho resulted in simply a sacrifice fly.

O'Brien led off the fifth and crushed a 1-0 pitch deep over the right field wall for her eighth home run of the season. She now has 31 RBI on the season which is nearly twice what all opponents have managed against FSU this season (16).

Jessica Burroughs earned the win with another solid outing for the `Noles. She allowed only three hits, three walks and one run in her 4.1 innings of work to go along with three strikeouts. The redshirt freshman is now 8-0 on the season with a 1.35 ERA.

Purdue would get a run in the fifth as Burroughs allowed a single and a walk before being replaced by Jessica Nori. A fielder's choice and a pair of Seminole fielding errors allowed the Boilermakers to push across their only run of the game.

Nori continued her scoreless innings streak by pitching the final 2.2 innings without surrendering a run to get her third save of the season. Nori now has eight career saves which is tied with Sarah Hamilton (2008-11) and Tiffany McDonald (2005-07) for the most in program history.

The matchup of two top-11 teams was everything you would expect as the game was scoreless until the fifth inning when Alabama's Kaila Hunt hit a solo home run over the wall in left.

That would prove to be the difference as starting pitchers Lacey Waldrop and Alabama's Jaclyn Traina locked into an epic pitcher's duel with their defenses also making plays behind them. Waldrop finished with 6.0 innings pitched, surrendering only one walk, one run and six hits to go with nine strikeouts. It marked the sixth straight game where Waldrop has recorded eight or more strikeouts in a game.

Traina pitched well for Alabama in the circle. The senior scattered four hits and five walks in her 7.0 innings of work without giving up a run. She finished with nine strikeouts in the game.

FSU had several opportunities but just couldn't find a way to push the runs across the plate. The Seminoles left 10 runners on base throughout the course of the game including leaving the bases loaded two different times. Alabama would take the bat out of O'Brien's hands with intentional walks in both the fifth and seventh innings as the `Noles were starting to mount a rally.

The loss to Alabama ended a 17-game winning streak for the Seminoles dating back to the season-opening loss to Nebraska. It was tied for the ninth-longest streak in program history and the first time FSU had won 17 games in a row since winning 27 straight from March 22 to May 11, 2003.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  2   1  0  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  2  2   1  0  0  1  4
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     3  1  0   0  1  0  4  0
Ellie Cooper            LF-1B     2  0  1   0  1  0  3  0
Celeste Gomez           C         0  0  0   1  2  0  4  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   1  0  1  2  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF-LF     0  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  2
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  7   4  6  1 21 11
Opp                              28  1  6   0  3  3 21  8

E - FSU-Jessica Nori (1), Tiffani Brown (3), Briana Hamilton (6)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
SF - FSU-Celeste Gomez (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (1), Lauren Harris (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (8-0)    4.1  3  1  1  3  3
Jessica Nori         Sv(3)      2.2  3  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  1  3  3
Opp                  L          7.0  7  4  4  6  1


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

ALABAMA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/01/2014, TUSCALOOSA, AL, Easton Crimson Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Get A Split On Day Two.

Florida State defeats Purdue and falls to Alabama at the Easton Crimson Classic.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The No. 9-ranked Florida State softball team split of its two games on day two of the Easton Crimson Classic. The Seminoles defeated Purdue, 4-1, in the opener and fell to host school No. 11 Alabama in a tight 1-0 affair.

"I'm really proud of the way our team fought and competed today," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We faced challenges at the plate and in the field from a quality Alabama team and we stuck together as a family through it all. We had several opportunities to get some runs, but they made some great defensive plays. I'm glad we only have to wait until tomorrow to play them again."

Florida State opened the scoring against Purdue with two runs in the second behind erratic pitching by Boilermaker starter Alex Whittemore. Twelve straight balls out of the strike zone to Victoria East, Ellie Cooper and Celeste Gomez loaded the bases for Briana Hamilton. Hamilton would be hit by the first pitch she saw to drive in an RBI.

Two batters later, Tiffani Brown would slap an infield single to the shortstop to drive another run to make it 2-0 Florida State after the second.

FSU would plate another run in the third by loading the bases with three singles by O'Brien, Schinella and Cooper. Gomez would drive a shot into the gap in right center but a diving snag by center fielder Andie Varsho resulted in simply a sacrifice fly.

O'Brien led off the fifth and crushed a 1-0 pitch deep over the right field wall for her eighth home run of the season. She now has 31 RBI on the season which is nearly twice what all opponents have managed against FSU this season (16).

Jessica Burroughs earned the win with another solid outing for the `Noles. She allowed only three hits, three walks and one run in her 4.1 innings of work to go along with three strikeouts. The redshirt freshman is now 8-0 on the season with a 1.35 ERA.

Purdue would get a run in the fifth as Burroughs allowed a single and a walk before being replaced by Jessica Nori. A fielder's choice and a pair of Seminole fielding errors allowed the Boilermakers to push across their only run of the game.

Nori continued her scoreless innings streak by pitching the final 2.2 innings without surrendering a run to get her third save of the season. Nori now has eight career saves which is tied with Sarah Hamilton (2008-11) and Tiffany McDonald (2005-07) for the most in program history.

The matchup of two top-11 teams was everything you would expect as the game was scoreless until the fifth inning when Alabama's Kaila Hunt hit a solo home run over the wall in left.

That would prove to be the difference as starting pitchers Lacey Waldrop and Alabama's Jaclyn Traina locked into an epic pitcher's duel with their defenses also making plays behind them. Waldrop finished with 6.0 innings pitched, surrendering only one walk, one run and six hits to go with nine strikeouts. It marked the sixth straight game where Waldrop has recorded eight or more strikeouts in a game.

Traina pitched well for Alabama in the circle. The senior scattered four hits and five walks in her 7.0 innings of work without giving up a run. She finished with nine strikeouts in the game.

FSU had several opportunities but just couldn't find a way to push the runs across the plate. The Seminoles left 10 runners on base throughout the course of the game including leaving the bases loaded two different times. Alabama would take the bat out of O'Brien's hands with intentional walks in both the fifth and seventh innings as the `Noles were starting to mount a rally.

The loss to Alabama ended a 17-game winning streak for the Seminoles dating back to the season-opening loss to Nebraska. It was tied for the ninth-longest streak in program history and the first time FSU had won 17 games in a row since winning 27 straight from March 22 to May 11, 2003.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  2  1  1  1
Bailey Schinella        DP        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Ellie Cooper            LF        3  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  1   0  1  0  3  3
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  0  0   0  1  1  9  0
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Celeste Gomez         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  0  4   0  5  9 18  4
Opp                              25  1  6   1  1  9 21  6

E - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (9-2)    6.0  6  1  1  1  9
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  6  1  1  1  9
Opp                  W          7.0  4  0  0  5  9


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, ALABAMA 1
03/02/2014, TUSCALOOSA, AL, Easton Crimson Classic

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 9 Florida State Takes Down No. 11 Alabama.

The Seminoles won their third game of 2014 over a ranked team as they defeated the Crimson Tide, 5-1.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Closing out the Easton Crimson Classic, the No. 9 Florida State Seminoles took down the No. 11 Alabama Crimson Tide, 5-1 on Sunday, March 2. It is the third ranked win for FSU in 2014 and the 21st under head coach Lonni Alameda.

"Outstanding road trip for our program," said Alameda. "We came up here to play some very good postseason teams and very good SEC teams in Auburn and Alabama. Also playing Purdue and Houston was a great challenge for our pitching staff and team in general."

Florida State opened the scoring in the third inning as Alex Powers drew a pinch-hit walk to lead off the inning. Tiffani Brown slapped one to the third baseman that was fielded cleanly, but her attempt to force out pinch runner Bella D'Errico at second sailed into right centerfield. D'Errico would come around to score on the play and Brown ended up on third.

The `Noles would load the bases later in the inning behind two walks to Maddie O'Brien and Victoria East but a strikeout by Ellie Cooper would end the rally.

The Seminoles added three runs in the fourth as Alex Kossoff, Macey Cheatham and Brown loaded the bases on three consecutive singles. A four-pitch walk to Courtney Senas brought in Kossoff to make it 2-0 Florida State.

Two batters later, Bailey Schinella hit a ground ball that should have ended the inning, but the Alabama second baseman was unable to handle the throw and allowed to more runs to score, extending the FSU lead to 4-0.

Briana Hamilton added another run with her third home run of the season to lead off the Seminole fifth inning.

Lacey Waldrop won her 10th game of the season with another solid start for FSU. She finished with 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.

Jessica Nori came in to pitch the final 3.0 innings for the save. She surrendered a solo home run to Danielle Richard in the fifth which ended a 19.1 scoreless inning streak over 13 appearances dating back to March 31, 2013. The save was her fourth of the season and ninth of her career. Her nine career saves are the most by a Seminole pitcher in program history.

"Today's effort by Jessica Nori, coming in and closing out the game for us was huge," added Alameda. "And stellar performances all around from Maddie, Lacey, Tiffani and Bri coming out of a little bit of a slump and coming through for us today. Finishing out a tough road trip with a win over a quality team like Alabama is huge for our program. It was a great day."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  4
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   1  2  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  1   0  2  1  0  2
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  0  0   0  2  0 10  0
Ellie Cooper            LF        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  1   1  0  0  2  4
Alex Kossoff            RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Macey Cheatham          C         3  1  1   0  0  1  3  0
  Alex Powers           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  5  5   2  8  5 21 10
Opp                              25  1  5   1  1  3 21  7

E - Opp-3
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (3)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (10-2)   4.0  1  0  0  1  2
Jessica Nori         Sv(4)      3.0  4  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  1  1  1  3
Opp                  L          7.0  5  5  2  8  5


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
3
1
0
0
5
5
0
ALABAMA
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
5
3

VIRGINIA 11, FLORIDA STATE 9
03/08/2014, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits With Virginia.

Virginia takes game one, 11-9, and Florida State grabs a five-inning 8-0 win in game two.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The No. 9-ranked Florida State softball team (19-3, 1-1 ACC) opened ACC play with a split against Virginia (3-15, 1-4 ACC) on Saturday afternoon at The Park in Charlottesville, Va. The Cavaliers took game one 11-9 and the Seminoles came back with an 8-0 mercy-rule victory in game two.

"I'm really pleased with how our team bounced back after the first game," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We know that every team is dangerous and we need to play hard to the final out. Jessica Burroughs pitched an amazing game for us and our hitters gave us plenty of offense all afternoon. We look forward to facing them again tomorrow."

Florida State had another quick start in game one, as back-to-back doubles by Courtney Senas and Maddie O'Brien along with a sac fly from Victoria East gave FSU the 3-0 after the opening frame. It marked the sixth time this season that the Seminoles have scored at least three runs in the first inning.

The Seminoles extended their lead in the second as Alex Kossoff walked and Tiffani Brown laid down a great bunt single to start the inning. Senas followed with a two-run triple to right center to make it 5-0 FSU. A walk to O'Brien and a wild pitch on ball four to East allowed another Seminole run to score making it 6-0 after two innings.

Virginia pushed across a run in the second as Lindsay Mayer reached on a fielding error and eventually came in to score on an infield single. They led off the third inning with a double and single and cut the FSU lead to 6-2 after three full innings.

FSU got into the scoring column again in the fourth behind consecutive singles by Senas and O'Brien along with a double by Bailey Schinella to extend the lead to 8-2 Florida State.

Lacey Waldrop made a solid start in the circle, throwing 5.0 innings and allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits with one strikeout. Jessica Nori (0-1) came in to replace Waldrop to start the sixth.

Virginia would take the lead in the sixth behind seven runs, three earned on six hits. Fielding errors and seeing-eye singles would allow Virginia to bring 11 batters to the plate in the inning and take a 9-8 lead.

The `Noles would not give up and tied it up in the seventh as singles from Celeste Gomez and Victoria Daddis put runners at second and third with one away. Brown would drive in the tying run with a groundout to the second baseman but Senas would end the inning with a fly out to center.

Nori would get two quick outs in the Virginia seventh before surrendering a single to Megan Harris and a walk-off home run to Marcy Bowdren.

The Seminoles came back in game two and were in control from start to finish. Jessica Burroughs tossed a one-hitter in 5.0 innings with eight strikeouts. She only allowed two base runners in the entire game and only one batted ball left the infield.

The offense in game two came in the fourth and fifth innings as the `Noles plated six and two runs, respectively. Brown opened the fourth with another perfect bunt single and O'Brien drove her in with a double to left center. Singles from Schinella and East made it 3-0 FSU.

Stephanie Hartness would single in East and Gomez crushed her first home run of the year, a two-run shot to deep left field to end the scoring for Florida State in the fourth.

FSU brought in two more in the fifth behind back-to-back home runs from O'Brien, her ninth of the season, and Schinella, her first of the year.

Burroughs (9-0) closed out the Virginia fifth with two strikeouts to give FSU the mercy-rule victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        5  2  1   1  0  1  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        5  2  3   3  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  3  2   2  1  0  1  1
Bailey Schinella        DP-RF     3  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  0  0   1  1  1 12  0
Briana Hamilton         3B-C      2  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
  Ellie Cooper          PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Stephanie Hartness      LF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Corey Hendrickson     PR-DP     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH-3B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  4
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  9 10   8  6  3 20 10
Opp                              33 11 12  10  3  1 21  9

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4), Ellie Cooper (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (4), Maddie O'Brien (6), Bailey Schinella (5)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (2)
HR - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Victoria East (2)
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Tiffani Brown (15), Courtney Senas (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   5.0  4  2  1  2  1
Jessica Nori         L (0-1)    1.2  8  9  5  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.2 12 11  6  3  1
Opp                  W          7.0 10  9  9  6  3


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FLORIDA STATE
3
3
0
2
0
0
1
9
10
2
VIRGINIA
0
1
1
0
0
7
2
11
12
0

FLORIDA STATE 8, VIRGINIA 0
03/08/2014, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Splits With Virginia.

Virginia takes game one, 11-9, and Florida State grabs a five-inning 8-0 win in game two.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The No. 9-ranked Florida State softball team (19-3, 1-1 ACC) opened ACC play with a split against Virginia (3-15, 1-4 ACC) on Saturday afternoon at The Park in Charlottesville, Va. The Cavaliers took game one 11-9 and the Seminoles came back with an 8-0 mercy-rule victory in game two.

"I'm really pleased with how our team bounced back after the first game," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We know that every team is dangerous and we need to play hard to the final out. Jessica Burroughs pitched an amazing game for us and our hitters gave us plenty of offense all afternoon. We look forward to facing them again tomorrow."

Florida State had another quick start in game one, as back-to-back doubles by Courtney Senas and Maddie O'Brien along with a sac fly from Victoria East gave FSU the 3-0 after the opening frame. It marked the sixth time this season that the Seminoles have scored at least three runs in the first inning.

The Seminoles extended their lead in the second as Alex Kossoff walked and Tiffani Brown laid down a great bunt single to start the inning. Senas followed with a two-run triple to right center to make it 5-0 FSU. A walk to O'Brien and a wild pitch on ball four to East allowed another Seminole run to score making it 6-0 after two innings.

Virginia pushed across a run in the second as Lindsay Mayer reached on a fielding error and eventually came in to score on an infield single. They led off the third inning with a double and single and cut the FSU lead to 6-2 after three full innings.

FSU got into the scoring column again in the fourth behind consecutive singles by Senas and O'Brien along with a double by Bailey Schinella to extend the lead to 8-2 Florida State.

Lacey Waldrop made a solid start in the circle, throwing 5.0 innings and allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits with one strikeout. Jessica Nori (0-1) came in to replace Waldrop to start the sixth.

Virginia would take the lead in the sixth behind seven runs, three earned on six hits. Fielding errors and seeing-eye singles would allow Virginia to bring 11 batters to the plate in the inning and take a 9-8 lead.

The `Noles would not give up and tied it up in the seventh as singles from Celeste Gomez and Victoria Daddis put runners at second and third with one away. Brown would drive in the tying run with a groundout to the second baseman but Senas would end the inning with a fly out to center.

Nori would get two quick outs in the Virginia seventh before surrendering a single to Megan Harris and a walk-off home run to Marcy Bowdren.

The Seminoles came back in game two and were in control from start to finish. Jessica Burroughs tossed a one-hitter in 5.0 innings with eight strikeouts. She only allowed two base runners in the entire game and only one batted ball left the infield.

The offense in game two came in the fourth and fifth innings as the `Noles plated six and two runs, respectively. Brown opened the fourth with another perfect bunt single and O'Brien drove her in with a double to left center. Singles from Schinella and East made it 3-0 FSU.

Stephanie Hartness would single in East and Gomez crushed her first home run of the year, a two-run shot to deep left field to end the scoring for Florida State in the fourth.

FSU brought in two more in the fifth behind back-to-back home runs from O'Brien, her ninth of the season, and Schinella, her first of the year.

Burroughs (9-0) closed out the Virginia fifth with two strikeouts to give FSU the mercy-rule victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  2  2   2  0  0  0  2
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  2  2   2  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  1  1   1  1  0  6  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  1   2  0  0  8  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  8  8   8  1  0 15  6
Opp                              16  0  1   0  1  8 15  6

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (7)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (9), Bailey Schinella (1), Celeste Gomez (1)
SH - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (9-0)    5.0  1  0  0  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          5.0  8  8  8  1  0


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

FLORIDA STATE 15, VIRGINIA 0
03/09/2014, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Throws No-Hitter As `Noles Defeat Cavaliers.

An 11-run third inning carries No. 9 Florida State to a 15-0 victory over Virginia.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - In a nearly perfect showing, the No. 9-ranked Florida State softball team (20-3, 2-1 ACC) won their eighth-straight ACC series with a 15-0 no-hitter win over Virginia (3-16, 1-5 ACC) on Sunday morning at The Park in Charlottesville, Va.

Florida State brought 16 batters to the plate in an 11-run third inning that propelled the Seminoles to their largest margin of victory since a 20-0 win over Bethune-Cookman on Feb. 10, 2013. It also marked the second no-hitter FSU has thrown this season and the 13th no-hitter under head coach Lonni Alameda.

"This was a total team win today. It is exciting to watch our team play Florida State Softball when the offense, defense and pitching are all executing. Lacey was amazing in the circle again and really proud of our entire offense for seeing good pitches and having quality at bats.

Lacey Waldrop moved to 11-2 on the season with the third individual, and fourth overall, no-hitter of her career. She surrendered only two walks in 5.0 innings with five strikeouts in the victory.

The hits came early and often as 11 different Seminoles recorded a hit and nine different players scored at least one run. Maddie O'Brien led the team with three hits and Courtney Senas, Victoria East, Briana Hamilton, Stephanie Hartness and Bailey Schinella had two hits apiece. O'Brien went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored.

Schinella was a perfect 2-for-2 on the afternoon with two walks, three runs scored and four RBI. She set or tied career highs in each category. The junior now has 14 hits on the season with seven that have gone for extra bases - six doubles and a home run.

The Seminoles were all over Virginia starter Aimee Chapdelaine (3-14) in the third, highlighted by a four-pitch sequence that saw East, Hamilton and Hartness each hit RBI singles culminating in a towering three-run home run to left field by Celeste Gomez to finish Chapdelaine's outing.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  1   0  1  0  1  1
  Corey Hendrickson     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  3  3   2  0  0  0  7
Bailey Schinella        DP-RF     2  3  2   4  2  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  1  2   2  0  0  3  0
  Ellie Cooper          PH-1B     2  0  0   0  0  2  5  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  1
  Victoria Daddis       3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  1   3  0  0  1  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH-DP     2  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 15 18  15  4  4 15  9
Opp                              15  0  0   0  2  5 15  6

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (5), Maddie O'Brien 2 (9), Bailey Schinella (6), Victoria East (4), Stephanie Hartness (3)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)
HR - FSU-Celeste Gomez (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (11-2)   5.0  0  0  0  2  5
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  0  0  0  2  5
Opp                  L          5.0 18 15 15  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE
2
0
11
2
0
15
18
0
VIRGINIA
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1

FLORIDA STATE 12, VIRGINIA TECH 0
03/11/2014, Fort Myers, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Gets Tripped Up By Virginia Tech.

In games played at FGCU, the Seminoles win game one 12-0 in five innings, but drop game two, 5-4.

FT. MYERS, FL - With a dominant display in game one and a back and forth battle in game two, the No. 10/11-ranked Florida State softball team (21-4, 3-2 ACC) split their season series with Virginia Tech (11-10, 2-3 ACC) held at the FGCU Softball Complex on March 11.

"It is tough to lose games where we had opportunities to win slip by us," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "I was excited to see us fight until the very end. No one in this family gave up but continued to scrap and pull for each other. Lacey pitched great in game one and our hitters got the job done as well. We just came up a little short in game two."

Game one was all Florida State. The Seminoles broke out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning due to a pair of Virginia Tech fielding errors.

The `Noles opened up the lead with seven runs in the third. Bailey Schinella started out the inning with a walk which was quickly followed by singles from Victoria East and Stephanie Hartness. A walk to Celeste Gomez and an RBI fielder's choice by Alex Kossoff made it 5-0 FSU.

Three consecutive singles by Tiffani Brown, Courtney Senas and Maddie O'Brien, along with a sac fly from Schinella rounded out the scoring. O'Brien finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBI which marked the 14th game this season that she has driven in multiple runs in a game.

The `Noles added two more in the bottom of the fourth off of a towering home run to left by Briana Hamilton and an RBI double by Victoria Daddis.

Lacey Waldrop improved to 11-2 on the season behind an amazing 4.0 inning performance. She allowed only two hits and two walks and posted 10 strikeouts. It was her fifth appearance of 2014 where she recorded at least 10 strikeouts. Jessica Nori came out to finish the game and pitched the final 1.0 innings for the `Noles.

Game two was a back-and-forth battle from both teams. Virginia Tech's Kylie McGoldrick led off the game with a home run to right off of Seminole starter Jessica Burroughs.

The Seminoles would tie it up in the bottom of the inning after Brown led off with a triple to deep center and Senas singled her home a batter later.

Virginia Tech scored again in the top of the third after a McGoldrick walk and a Laura Gaskill RBI double. FSU would answer in their half of the frame with back-to-back doubles from Senas and O'Brien making the score 2-2 after three innings.

The Hokies opened the fourth after a pair of singles and a walk which ended Burroughs' day. Nori came in and misplayed a shot back to the circle which allowed the fourth Hokie run of the game to score. Virginia Tech made it 5-2 after six full innings behind two singles and an FSU fielding error.

Florida State would threaten runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth, but were unable to push any runs across. The Seminoles started a rally in the seventh as Kossoff led off the inning with an infield single and Senas smashed a two-run shot high off the scoreboard behind the wall in left field to make it 5-4 FSU with only one out.

O'Brien singled to center to continue the inning and was pinch ran for by Bella D'Errico. Schinella hit a hard fly ball to left field that was caught by Vanessa Gonzalez who then doubled off D'Errico at first to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  2   1  0  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  1   1  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  2   3  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        0  2  0   1  2  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   1  0  1  1  1
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  1  0   0  2  1  9  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 12 10  10  4  4 15  4
Opp                              17  0  2   0  4 10 12  3

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria Daddis (1)
HR - FSU-Briana Hamilton (4)
SF - FSU-Bailey Schinella (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (17)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (12-2)   4.0  2  0  0  2 10
Jessica Nori                    1.0  0  0  0  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  2  0  0  4 10
Opp                  L          4.0 10 12  9  4  4


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VIRGINIA TECH
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
7
2
x
12
10
0

VIRGINIA TECH 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/11/2014, Fort Myers, Fl

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Gets Tripped Up By Virginia Tech.

In games played at FGCU, the Seminoles win game one 12-0 in five innings, but drop game two, 5-4.

FT. MYERS, FL - With a dominant display in game one and a back and forth battle in game two, the No. 10/11-ranked Florida State softball team (21-4, 3-2 ACC) split their season series with Virginia Tech (11-10, 2-3 ACC) held at the FGCU Softball Complex on March 11.

"It is tough to lose games where we had opportunities to win slip by us," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "I was excited to see us fight until the very end. No one in this family gave up but continued to scrap and pull for each other. Lacey pitched great in game one and our hitters got the job done as well. We just came up a little short in game two."

Game one was all Florida State. The Seminoles broke out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning due to a pair of Virginia Tech fielding errors.

The `Noles opened up the lead with seven runs in the third. Bailey Schinella started out the inning with a walk which was quickly followed by singles from Victoria East and Stephanie Hartness. A walk to Celeste Gomez and an RBI fielder's choice by Alex Kossoff made it 5-0 FSU.

Three consecutive singles by Tiffani Brown, Courtney Senas and Maddie O'Brien, along with a sac fly from Schinella rounded out the scoring. O'Brien finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBI which marked the 14th game this season that she has driven in multiple runs in a game.

The `Noles added two more in the bottom of the fourth off of a towering home run to left by Briana Hamilton and an RBI double by Victoria Daddis.

Lacey Waldrop improved to 11-2 on the season behind an amazing 4.0 inning performance. She allowed only two hits and two walks and posted 10 strikeouts. It was her fifth appearance of 2014 where she recorded at least 10 strikeouts. Jessica Nori came out to finish the game and pitched the final 1.0 innings for the `Noles.

Game two was a back-and-forth battle from both teams. Virginia Tech's Kylie McGoldrick led off the game with a home run to right off of Seminole starter Jessica Burroughs.

The Seminoles would tie it up in the bottom of the inning after Brown led off with a triple to deep center and Senas singled her home a batter later.

Virginia Tech scored again in the top of the third after a McGoldrick walk and a Laura Gaskill RBI double. FSU would answer in their half of the frame with back-to-back doubles from Senas and O'Brien making the score 2-2 after three innings.

The Hokies opened the fourth after a pair of singles and a walk which ended Burroughs' day. Nori came in and misplayed a shot back to the circle which allowed the fourth Hokie run of the game to score. Virginia Tech made it 5-2 after six full innings behind two singles and an FSU fielding error.

Florida State would threaten runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth, but were unable to push any runs across. The Seminoles started a rally in the seventh as Kossoff led off the inning with an infield single and Senas smashed a two-run shot high off the scoreboard behind the wall in left field to make it 5-4 FSU with only one out.

O'Brien singled to center to continue the inning and was pinch ran for by Bella D'Errico. Schinella hit a hard fly ball to left field that was caught by Vanessa Gonzalez who then doubled off D'Errico at first to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        4  2  3   3  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  2   1  0  0  3  2
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  1   0  0  0 10  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  3
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1  7  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  4  9   4  1  3 21  8
Opp                              29  5  8   4  5  7 21  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jessica Nori (2), Victoria East (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (6), Maddie O'Brien (10)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (4)
HBP - FSU-Bailey Schinella (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Alex Kossoff (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    L (9-1)    3.1  4  4  3  4  3
Jessica Nori                    3.2  4  1  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  5  3  5  7
Opp                  W          7.0  9  4  4  1  3


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA GULF COAST 0
03/12/2014, FORT MYERS, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Throws Another Gem As `Noles Down Eagles.

Junior pitcher Lacey Waldrop strikes out 13 as FSU defeats Florida Gulf Coast, 5-0.

FT. MYERS, FL - Continuing to prove her spot on the 2014 USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List, junior Lacey Waldrop used a 13-strikeout performance to carry the No. 10/11-ranked Florida State softball team (22-4) to a 5-0 shutout of Florida Gulf Coast (14-11-1) at the FGCU Softball Complex on March 12.

"This was Florida State Softball tonight," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Strong pitching in the circle, excellent defense and great situational hitting at the plate. The top of the order produced like they always do, and Lacey was almost perfect. It was a great finish to a long road trip. Looking forward to carry this momentum home as we face NC State this weekend."

Florida State opened the scoring in the second as Alex Kossoff led off the inning with a slap single over the pitcher's head. She stole second but was retired at the plate after getting in a rundown after Tiffani Brown hit an infield single.

Courtney Senas followed with a screaming double past the third baseman to score Brown from third. Maddie O'Brien took the first pitch she saw right back up the box for an RBI single and made it 2-0 FSU.

Lacey Waldrop came out of the gates on fire. She opened the game with four straight strikeouts which created a stretch where 13 of the last 15 outs with Waldrop in the circle were strikeouts.

The Seminoles added three more in the fifth with consecutive singles by Kossoff, Brown, Senas and O'Brien to make it 5-0 Florida State. O'Brien finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and now has 44 RBI on the year which is three shy of her entire 2013 total (47).

Waldrop (13-2) continued to stymie the Eagle hitters as she finished with a complete game, allowing only two hits with zero walks and 13 strikeouts as she faced only four batters over the minimum. It is the fourth time this year where Waldrop has fanned at least 10 batters and did not surrender a walk. Waldrop also has 23 strikeouts in her last 11.0 innings.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  2   0  0  1  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        4  2  2   2  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  2   3  0  0  1  1
Bailey Schinella        DP        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  0  0   0  2  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  5
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  5 10   5  3  1 21  8
Opp                              25  0  2   0  0 13 21 14

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tiffani Brown (5)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (7)
SB - FSU-Alex Kossoff (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (13-2)   7.0  2  0  0  0 13
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  0 13
Opp                  L          7.0 10  5  5  3  1


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
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5
10
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FLORIDA GULF COAST
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FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
03/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien & Waldrop Carry FSU To Wins Over NC State.

Lacey Waldrop throws two complete games and Maddie O'Brien hits a grand slam to give the Seminoles two victories over NC State on March 15.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 10/11-ranked Florida State softball team (24-4, 5-2 ACC) grabbed two big wins on Saturday night over NC State (15-8, 6-2 ACC). The Seminoles led throughout game one, cruising to a 4-1 victory, while they needed a grand slam from Maddie O'Brien to secure a come-from-behind 4-2 win in game two.

"I get excited to watch this team fight and put in the work every day to be successful," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Maddie puts a ton of time in the cage, Courtney is always in there and the whole family is playing for each other right now. It is a lot of fun."

The Seminoles grabbed an early lead on NC State starter Emily Weiman in game one as Tiffani Brown led off the third inning with an infield single. Courtney Senas then walked and both runners moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. O'Brien brought in the first run of the game on a groundout to the first baseman.

Two batters later, Victoria East slapped her second hit of the game into right field to score Senas and make it 2-0 FSU after the third inning.

Florida State brought in two more runs in the fifth as O'Brien led off the inning with a single to right. Bailey Schinella hit into a fielder's choice and NC State first baseman Leah Jones threw the ball away allowing O'Brien to be safe at second.

A pair of walks to Kelly Hensley and Briana Hamilton brought in the third FSU run of the game. Celeste Gomez then hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Schinella and make it 4-0 Florida State. Hensley played in her first games since opening day, coming back from an injury. She finished with two walks in game one and added another free pass in game two.

Lacey Waldrop was in full control over the NC State batters in her complete game victory in game one. A single to Hanna Sommer in the second and a hit-by-pitch to Kirsty Grant in the third were the only blemishes on her record until she allowed a home run to Molly Hutchison to lead off the seventh. Waldrop had retired 11 straight batters until that point.

The junior from Chester, Va., closed out game one with three quick outs and finished with 7.0 innings, two hits, zero walks and nine strikeouts. It marked the fourth straight appearance of allowing two or fewer hits and she averaged over nine strikeouts per game during that stretch.

NC State came out strong in game two as Renada Davis led off the game with a double to the wall in left. She was brought in to score on consecutive ground outs to O'Brien at short to make it 1-0 NC State after the top of the first.

The Wolfpack added another run in the third as they drew two walks and scored on a throwing error by Hamilton trying to double off Davis at first. The walk by Waldrop snapped a streak of 16.2 innings where she had not given up a walk, dating back to the Virginia Tech game on March 11.

NC State starter Courtney Mirabella proved difficult to figure out for the Seminole hitters. The freshman scattered five base runners, including two hits, and recorded three strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work. She was replaced by Weiman (13-7) after allowing a leadoff walk to Hamilton and a single to Alex Kossoff.

That may have been a poor decision by the Wolfpack as Brown loaded the bases with an infield single to extend her hitting streak to 13 games.

Two batters later, O'Brien battled to a full count and fouled off several pitches before crushing a Weiman fastball deep over the center field fence for a grand slam, giving FSU a 4-2 lead. It was her second grand slam of the season and her 10th home run of the year. O'Brien has now reached base in all 28 games this season and has recorded 16 multi-RBI games.

"I was struggling all day and my Seminole family got on base for me," said O'Brien. "If they can get on base, they are counting on me to drive them in. I just tried to see the ball up and deliver for my family. We are all working for each other."

Waldrop pitched another gem in game two as she settled down after allowing those two quick runs in the first and the third. She retired 14 of the final 16 batters she faced to grab her second complete game victory of the day. She finished game two with 7.0 innings pitched, allowing three hits, two runs, one earned, three walks and five strikeouts.

"Lacey is all heart and we've known that from day one," added Alameda. "She kind of had them tied up in knots after the first game, so we thought we'd go for another seven and see what we could get. She didn't have her best stuff, but the team played behind her, which is a great mark of a program. I just love the way they are playing for each other."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   0  0  1  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  1   1  0  1  1  2
Bailey Schinella        RF-LF     3  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     3  0  2   0  0  0  4  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        1  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          PR-1B     0  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   1  1  1  1  6
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   1  0  0  8  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Alex Kossoff            LF-RF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  4  5   4  4  6 21 10
Opp                              24  1  2   1  0  9 18  3

E - Opp-1, FSU-Lacey Waldrop (2)
2B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Celeste Gomez (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (14-2)   7.0  2  1  1  0  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  0  9
Opp                  L          6.0  5  4  2  4  6


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
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0
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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
03/15/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien & Waldrop Carry FSU To Wins Over NC State.

Lacey Waldrop throws two complete games and Maddie O'Brien hits a grand slam to give the Seminoles two victories over NC State on March 15.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 10/11-ranked Florida State softball team (24-4, 5-2 ACC) grabbed two big wins on Saturday night over NC State (15-8, 6-2 ACC). The Seminoles led throughout game one, cruising to a 4-1 victory, while they needed a grand slam from Maddie O'Brien to secure a come-from-behind 4-2 win in game two.

"I get excited to watch this team fight and put in the work every day to be successful," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Maddie puts a ton of time in the cage, Courtney is always in there and the whole family is playing for each other right now. It is a lot of fun."

The Seminoles grabbed an early lead on NC State starter Emily Weiman in game one as Tiffani Brown led off the third inning with an infield single. Courtney Senas then walked and both runners moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. O'Brien brought in the first run of the game on a groundout to the first baseman.

Two batters later, Victoria East slapped her second hit of the game into right field to score Senas and make it 2-0 FSU after the third inning.

Florida State brought in two more runs in the fifth as O'Brien led off the inning with a single to right. Bailey Schinella hit into a fielder's choice and NC State first baseman Leah Jones threw the ball away allowing O'Brien to be safe at second.

A pair of walks to Kelly Hensley and Briana Hamilton brought in the third FSU run of the game. Celeste Gomez then hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Schinella and make it 4-0 Florida State. Hensley played in her first games since opening day, coming back from an injury. She finished with two walks in game one and added another free pass in game two.

Lacey Waldrop was in full control over the NC State batters in her complete game victory in game one. A single to Hanna Sommer in the second and a hit-by-pitch to Kirsty Grant in the third were the only blemishes on her record until she allowed a home run to Molly Hutchison to lead off the seventh. Waldrop had retired 11 straight batters until that point.

The junior from Chester, Va., closed out game one with three quick outs and finished with 7.0 innings, two hits, zero walks and nine strikeouts. It marked the fourth straight appearance of allowing two or fewer hits and she averaged over nine strikeouts per game during that stretch.

NC State came out strong in game two as Renada Davis led off the game with a double to the wall in left. She was brought in to score on consecutive ground outs to O'Brien at short to make it 1-0 NC State after the top of the first.

The Wolfpack added another run in the third as they drew two walks and scored on a throwing error by Hamilton trying to double off Davis at first. The walk by Waldrop snapped a streak of 16.2 innings where she had not given up a walk, dating back to the Virginia Tech game on March 11.

NC State starter Courtney Mirabella proved difficult to figure out for the Seminole hitters. The freshman scattered five base runners, including two hits, and recorded three strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work. She was replaced by Weiman (13-7) after allowing a leadoff walk to Hamilton and a single to Alex Kossoff.

That may have been a poor decision by the Wolfpack as Brown loaded the bases with an infield single to extend her hitting streak to 13 games.

Two batters later, O'Brien battled to a full count and fouled off several pitches before crushing a Weiman fastball deep over the center field fence for a grand slam, giving FSU a 4-2 lead. It was her second grand slam of the season and her 10th home run of the year. O'Brien has now reached base in all 28 games this season and has recorded 16 multi-RBI games.

"I was struggling all day and my Seminole family got on base for me," said O'Brien. "If they can get on base, they are counting on me to drive them in. I just tried to see the ball up and deliver for my family. We are all working for each other."

Waldrop pitched another gem in game two as she settled down after allowing those two quick runs in the first and the third. She retired 14 of the final 16 batters she faced to grab her second complete game victory of the day. She finished game two with 7.0 innings pitched, allowing three hits, two runs, one earned, three walks and five strikeouts.

"Lacey is all heart and we've known that from day one," added Alameda. "She kind of had them tied up in knots after the first game, so we thought we'd go for another seven and see what we could get. She didn't have her best stuff, but the team played behind her, which is a great mark of a program. I just love the way they are playing for each other."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  3  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   4  0  1  1  3
Bailey Schinella        RF        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  9  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  0   0  1  2  2  2
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Alex Kossoff            LF-RF     2  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  4  4   4  3  8 21  9
Opp                              23  2  3   1  3  5 18  4

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (7)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (10)
HBP - FSU-Bailey Schinella (2)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (15-2)   7.0  3  2  1  3  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  2  1  3  5
Opp                  L          6.0  4  4  4  3  8


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

FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
03/16/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Burroughs Is Nearly Perfect As FSU Sweeps NC State.

Redshirt freshman Jessica Burroughs allows only two base runners as the No. 10/11 Seminoles battle to a 5-1 victory over the Wolfpack on March 16.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 10/11-ranked Florida State softball team (25-4, 6-2 ACC) took down NC State (15-9, 6-3 ACC) by a score of 5-1 on Sunday to complete the season sweep of the Wolfpack. The Seminoles have swept NC State in the regular season each of the past three years and have won seven straight series dating back to 2007.

"Great series sweep for this family. Our bullpen works so well together. Lacey is a great role model for Jessica and JB is learning more every time she goes out. Nori and Bailey also help put together game plans and it is fun to see them go out and execute. NC State is a solid program and to gut out three wins against a team like that gives us a lot of confidence moving forward."

Sunday morning started out as a pitcher's duel between Florida State's Jessica Burroughs and NC State's Emily Weiman. Burroughs allowed a single in the top of the first to Lana Van Dyken but settled in and retired the next 19 batters she faced, recording a career-high 10 strikeouts.

Burroughs (10-1) entered the game with the ACC's lowest batting average allowed and lowered it even further to .164 after today's two-hit performance. It was the second time this season that Burroughs has thrown a complete game without allowing a walk.

Weiman posted 3.0 perfect innings before allowing a leadoff bunt single to Tiffani Brown, extending her hitting streak to 14 consecutive games.

Courtney Senas came to the plate a batter later and, much like Maddie O'Brien in Saturday night's game, worked a full count and fouled off several Weiman pitches before crushing a home run to centerfield to give the Seminoles a two-run lead. Senas is now second in the conference with 33 RBI.

Florida State added to the lead after senior Kelly Hensley was walked and pinch ran for by freshman Bella D'Errico. Victoria East drilled the first pitch she saw to the wall in right-center for an RBI double to make it 3-0 FSU.

The Wolfpack brought in pitcher Courtney Mirabella for the Seminole fifth. Weiman (13-8) earned the loss after throwing 4.0 innings, allowing three runs on three hits with two strikeouts.

FSU loaded the bases in both the fifth and sixth off Mirabella and were able to push across two runs in the sixth on an infield single by Brown to the second baseman. Heads-up base running came from Bailey Schinella as she rounded third aggressively after Brown's single, inducing NC State to throw behind her. The junior instantly sprinted home on the throw, scoring easily and extending FSU's lead to 5-0.

NC State would get on the board with two outs in the seventh as designated player Hanna Sommer hit a solo home run to center.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   2  0  1  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   2  1  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  1  0  2  1
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  0  1   1  1  0  3  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  5  5   5  6  4 21  1
Opp                              23  1  2   1  0 10 18  9

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Victoria East (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Alex Kossoff (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (10-1)   7.0  2  1  1  0 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  1  1  0 10
Opp                  L          6.0  5  5  5  6  4


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
3
0
2
x
5
5
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FLORIDA STATE 11, NORTH FLORIDA 1
03/19/2014, JACKSONVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

`Noles Post Two Mercy-Rule Victories Over UNF.

No. 10/11 Florida State defeats North Florida 11-1 (6) in game one and 8-0 (5) in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a midweek doubleheader, No. 10/11 Florida State (27-4) recorded two wins over North Florida (17-13) on March 19 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Seminoles defeated the Ospreys 11-1 in six innings in game one and 8-0 in five innings in game two.

"Great job today out of the whole team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We did a great job throughout the lineup to see good pitches, move runners and drive in some runs. All four of our pitchers got work tonight and they were great, allowing only three hits total. I was really pleased with how this family played for each other today."

FSU grabbed a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning of game one as they brought nine batters to the plate in the frame. Courtney Senas hit her eighth double of the season and then walks to Maddie O'Brien and Bailey Schinella loaded the bases.

Victoria East's grounder to short was mishandled but brought in a run to make it 1-0 FSU. Kelly Hensley followed a batter later with an RBI groundout to second. Briana Hamilton capped the scoring with a two-run single up the middle to score Schinella and East.

The `Noles brought in two more to make it 6-0 in the second behind an RBI double by O'Brien and an RBI single by Schinella.

Lacey Waldrop threw 4.0 innings in game one surrendering only one walk and one hit before being relieved by Jessica Nori. Waldrop (16-2) faced only 14 batters and recorded seven strikeouts to earn the game one win.

Florida State batted around again in the sixth, plating five runs in the inning. Victoria Daddis led off with a single up the middle and was pushed to second on a Senas walk. Senas matched a career high with three walks in game one.

UNF's pitcher Cortney Radke appeared to be pitching around the NCAA RBI leader O'Brien with three pitches well out of the strike zone, but decided to come in with a strike on pitch four. Radke then tossed a pitch over the heart of the plate that O'Brien crushed over the wall in left center for her 11th home run of the season.

The inning would continue as redshirt freshman Alex Powers pinch hit for Schinella and crushed a double down the left field line and Ellie Cooper followed with a single to left. Powers would score as Kelly Hensley reached on a throwing error and Cooper would score due to an RBI single from Stephanie Hartness.

Nori pitched the final 2.0 innings allowing one hit and one unearned run while posting two strikeouts.

Game two was another offensive display by FSU as they scored runs in each of the first four innings.

Brown led off the first with a walk, stole second and came into score on a fielding error by the second baseman.

Three runs came across in the second behind singles by East, Hensley and Alex Kossoff, along with an RBI ground out by Celeste Gomez. Two runs were scored in the third via an RBI triple by Hamilton and a Gomez RBI single.

FSU made it 8-0 after the top of the fourth as O'Brien ripped her 12th double of the season to center, scoring Brown and Senas. O'Brien now has 55 RBI on the season which is one shy of the FSU single-season record of 56 set by Yuruby Alicart in 2005.

Jessica Burroughs pitched another amazing game, picking up right where she left off against NC State. After allowing a walk to the second batter of the game, the redshirt freshman retired the next nine batters before allowing a single in the fourth.

Those proved to be the only two blemishes for Burroughs (11-1) as she finished with 4.1 innings pitched, one hit, one walk to go along with five strikeouts. Bailey Schinella pitched the final two outs of the game for FSU, recording two strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
  Victoria Daddis       2B        2  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        1  3  1   0  3  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  3  2   4  1  0  1  3
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        1  1  1   0  0  0  2  1
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  0  2   2  0  0  0  1
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  1   0  1  0  5  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         2  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        2  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30 11 12   9  7  3 18  7
Opp                              21  1  2   1  1  9 18 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Macey Cheatham (1)
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (8), Maddie O'Brien (11), Alex Powers (1)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (11)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (16-2)   4.0  1  0  0  1  7
Jessica Nori                    2.0  1  1  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  2  1  0  1  9
Opp                  L          6.0 12 11  5  7  3


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FLORIDA STATE
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2
0
0
0
5
11
12
1
NORTH FLORIDA
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0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2

FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH FLORIDA 0
03/19/2014, JACKSONVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

`Noles Post Two Mercy-Rule Victories Over UNF.

No. 10/11 Florida State defeats North Florida 11-1 (6) in game one and 8-0 (5) in game two.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a midweek doubleheader, No. 10/11 Florida State (27-4) recorded two wins over North Florida (17-13) on March 19 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Seminoles defeated the Ospreys 11-1 in six innings in game one and 8-0 in five innings in game two.

"Great job today out of the whole team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We did a great job throughout the lineup to see good pitches, move runners and drive in some runs. All four of our pitchers got work tonight and they were great, allowing only three hits total. I was really pleased with how this family played for each other today."

FSU grabbed a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning of game one as they brought nine batters to the plate in the frame. Courtney Senas hit her eighth double of the season and then walks to Maddie O'Brien and Bailey Schinella loaded the bases.

Victoria East's grounder to short was mishandled but brought in a run to make it 1-0 FSU. Kelly Hensley followed a batter later with an RBI groundout to second. Briana Hamilton capped the scoring with a two-run single up the middle to score Schinella and East.

The `Noles brought in two more to make it 6-0 in the second behind an RBI double by O'Brien and an RBI single by Schinella.

Lacey Waldrop threw 4.0 innings in game one surrendering only one walk and one hit before being relieved by Jessica Nori. Waldrop (16-2) faced only 14 batters and recorded seven strikeouts to earn the game one win.

Florida State batted around again in the sixth, plating five runs in the inning. Victoria Daddis led off with a single up the middle and was pushed to second on a Senas walk. Senas matched a career high with three walks in game one.

UNF's pitcher Cortney Radke appeared to be pitching around the NCAA RBI leader O'Brien with three pitches well out of the strike zone, but decided to come in with a strike on pitch four. Radke then tossed a pitch over the heart of the plate that O'Brien crushed over the wall in left center for her 11th home run of the season.

The inning would continue as redshirt freshman Alex Powers pinch hit for Schinella and crushed a double down the left field line and Ellie Cooper followed with a single to left. Powers would score as Kelly Hensley reached on a throwing error and Cooper would score due to an RBI single from Stephanie Hartness.

Nori pitched the final 2.0 innings allowing one hit and one unearned run while posting two strikeouts.

Game two was another offensive display by FSU as they scored runs in each of the first four innings.

Brown led off the first with a walk, stole second and came into score on a fielding error by the second baseman.

Three runs came across in the second behind singles by East, Hensley and Alex Kossoff, along with an RBI ground out by Celeste Gomez. Two runs were scored in the third via an RBI triple by Hamilton and a Gomez RBI single.

FSU made it 8-0 after the top of the fourth as O'Brien ripped her 12th double of the season to center, scoring Brown and Senas. O'Brien now has 55 RBI on the season which is one shy of the FSU single-season record of 56 set by Yuruby Alicart in 2005.

Jessica Burroughs pitched another amazing game, picking up right where she left off against NC State. After allowing a walk to the second batter of the game, the redshirt freshman retired the next nine batters before allowing a single in the fourth.

Those proved to be the only two blemishes for Burroughs (11-1) as she finished with 4.1 innings pitched, one hit, one walk to go along with five strikeouts. Bailey Schinella pitched the final two outs of the game for FSU, recording two strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  2  1   0  2  1  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Stephanie Hartness    CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-P      2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  1  1   0  0  0  5  0
  Ellie Cooper          PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  1   2  0  0  3  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  8  9   5  4  2 15  3
Opp                              16  0  1   0  2  7 15  5

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (12)
3B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (18)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (11-1)   4.1  1  0  0  1  5
Bailey Schinella                0.2  0  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  2  7
Opp                  L          5.0  9  8  5  4  2


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FLORIDA STATE
1
3
2
2
0
8
9
0
NORTH FLORIDA
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
03/22/2014, Smithfield, RI

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien Rewrites Record Books As FSU Takes Two.

The junior shortstop now owns the marks for most career home runs (30) and most RBI in a single season (57).

SMITHFIELD, RI - On a blustery and occasionally rainy afternoon in Smithfield, R.I., the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles (29-4, 8-2 ACC) defeated Boston College (14-9, 2-3 ACC) in both games of a doubleheader by identical 5-1 scores. Both games were held at Conaty Park on the campus of Bryant University.

"Playing in games like this teaches us how to play through adversity. We are on the road, it was cold, rainy and very windy and we were able to fight through it and play for each other to go out and get some big ACC wins. We made some great defensive plays and did a great job of taking advantage of our opportunities at the plate. I am proud of the way they played like a family today."

FSU got on the board with some quality two-out at bats in the third inning from the middle of the order. Maddie O'Brien drew a four-pitch walk and Bailey Schinella followed with a single up the middle.

Victoria East came to the plate and smashed the first pitch she saw over the left centerfield wall for a home run to give FSU a 3-0 lead. East ended up three RBI in the game which tied a career high she last set against Boston College on April 6, 2013.

Boston College threatened in the bottom of the frame with an infield single, hit-by-pitch and walk to load the bases with two away. Lacey Waldrop ended the inning with a strikeout by freezing Tory Speer with a nice pitch on the outside corner.

Waldrop improved to 17-2 with the complete game win, allowing only one run on five hits with six strikeouts over 7.0 innings of work. She has won seven straight decisions and now has a 0.60 ERA on the season.

FSU pushed across another run in the fourth as Kelly Hensley led off the inning with a single to left and was pinch run for by Bella D'Errico. A single through the right side moved D'Errico to third. She was brought in to score a batter later as Tiffani Brown would hit into a fielder's choice to the second baseman.

Two defensive miscues by the Eagles allowed Florida State to extend its lead to 5-0 in the sixth as Hensley would reach due to a fielding error and would score three batters later as the BC shortstop was unable to catch Brown's liner.

The Eagles would score one run in the seventh behind a walk to Jordan Weed and a pair of singles by Megan Cooley and Jessie Daulton. O'Brien ended the game with an amazing defensive play on a ball up the middle, scooping the ball and flipping it with her glove to Brown at second who caught it barehanded to end the inning.

The second game of the doubleheader was a home run derby that was dominated by Florida State. The Seminoles got on the board in the second inning as Schinella took a solo shot over the wall in right.

Boston College tied it up in the bottom of the frame with a solo home run by third baseman Tatiana Cortez.

FSU made it 3-1 in the fourth with a two-run home run to center by O'Brien. The home run was the 30th of her career and the two RBI gave her 57 so far in 2014. The junior shortstop broke the career home run mark of 29 that was set by Veronica Wootson from 2004-07. Even though we are only halfway through the 2014 season, O'Brien now has 57 RBI which surpassed the single-season mark of 56 set by Yuruby Alicart in 2007.

"Maddie O'Brien is a special player and works so hard every day. While she is having an amazing season at the plate, she also is our leader on defense and has been making great plays for us all year. She is a family-first player and I am proud to be able to coach her."

Courtney Senas added a two-run home run of her own in the fifth inning to round out the scoring for Florida State.

Jessica Burroughs improved to 12-1 on the season with a great complete game victory in game two. She scattered six hits over 7.0 innings, allowing one run, two walks and posting 10 strikeouts to get the win. Her 10 punchouts matched a career high she set on March 16 against NC State.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   1  1  0  3  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  0   0  1  0  1  3
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  1   3  0  1  7  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  3
Kelly Hensley           LF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   0  0  1  6  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  5
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5  7   4  3  6 21 13
Opp                              25  1  5   1  4  6 21  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (6), Briana Hamilton (8)
2B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (3)
HR - FSU-Victoria East (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (20)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (17-2)   7.0  5  1  1  4  6
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  1  1  4  6
Opp                  L          7.0  7  5  4  3  6


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
1
0
1
0
5
7
2
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
5
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
03/22/2014, Smithfield, RI

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien Rewrites Record Books As FSU Takes Two.

The junior shortstop now owns the marks for most career home runs (30) and most RBI in a single season (57).

SMITHFIELD, RI - On a blustery and occasionally rainy afternoon in Smithfield, R.I., the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles (29-4, 8-2 ACC) defeated Boston College (14-9, 2-3 ACC) in both games of a doubleheader by identical 5-1 scores. Both games were held at Conaty Park on the campus of Bryant University.

"Playing in games like this teaches us how to play through adversity. We are on the road, it was cold, rainy and very windy and we were able to fight through it and play for each other to go out and get some big ACC wins. We made some great defensive plays and did a great job of taking advantage of our opportunities at the plate. I am proud of the way they played like a family today."

FSU got on the board with some quality two-out at bats in the third inning from the middle of the order. Maddie O'Brien drew a four-pitch walk and Bailey Schinella followed with a single up the middle.

Victoria East came to the plate and smashed the first pitch she saw over the left centerfield wall for a home run to give FSU a 3-0 lead. East ended up three RBI in the game which tied a career high she last set against Boston College on April 6, 2013.

Boston College threatened in the bottom of the frame with an infield single, hit-by-pitch and walk to load the bases with two away. Lacey Waldrop ended the inning with a strikeout by freezing Tory Speer with a nice pitch on the outside corner.

Waldrop improved to 17-2 with the complete game win, allowing only one run on five hits with six strikeouts over 7.0 innings of work. She has won seven straight decisions and now has a 0.60 ERA on the season.

FSU pushed across another run in the fourth as Kelly Hensley led off the inning with a single to left and was pinch run for by Bella D'Errico. A single through the right side moved D'Errico to third. She was brought in to score a batter later as Tiffani Brown would hit into a fielder's choice to the second baseman.

Two defensive miscues by the Eagles allowed Florida State to extend its lead to 5-0 in the sixth as Hensley would reach due to a fielding error and would score three batters later as the BC shortstop was unable to catch Brown's liner.

The Eagles would score one run in the seventh behind a walk to Jordan Weed and a pair of singles by Megan Cooley and Jessie Daulton. O'Brien ended the game with an amazing defensive play on a ball up the middle, scooping the ball and flipping it with her glove to Brown at second who caught it barehanded to end the inning.

The second game of the doubleheader was a home run derby that was dominated by Florida State. The Seminoles got on the board in the second inning as Schinella took a solo shot over the wall in right.

Boston College tied it up in the bottom of the frame with a solo home run by third baseman Tatiana Cortez.

FSU made it 3-1 in the fourth with a two-run home run to center by O'Brien. The home run was the 30th of her career and the two RBI gave her 57 so far in 2014. The junior shortstop broke the career home run mark of 29 that was set by Veronica Wootson from 2004-07. Even though we are only halfway through the 2014 season, O'Brien now has 57 RBI which surpassed the single-season mark of 56 set by Yuruby Alicart in 2007.

"Maddie O'Brien is a special player and works so hard every day. While she is having an amazing season at the plate, she also is our leader on defense and has been making great plays for us all year. She is a family-first player and I am proud to be able to coach her."

Courtney Senas added a two-run home run of her own in the fifth inning to round out the scoring for Florida State.

Jessica Burroughs improved to 12-1 on the season with a great complete game victory in game two. She scattered six hits over 7.0 innings, allowing one run, two walks and posting 10 strikeouts to get the win. Her 10 punchouts matched a career high she set on March 16 against NC State.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  2  2   2  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   2  1  0  2  5
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  3
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  8  1
  Ellie Cooper          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  5  5   5  4  5 21 10
Opp                              25  1  6   1  2 10 21  9

HR - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (6), Maddie O'Brien (12), Bailey Schinella (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (21)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (12-1)   7.0  6  1  1  2 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  1  1  2 10
Opp                  L          7.0  5  5  5  4  5


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

FLORIDA STATE 8, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
03/23/2014, Smithfield, RI

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Completes Sweep Of Boston College.

The No. 10 Seminoles take game three, 8-0 in five innings, to sweep their second straight ACC series.

SMITHFIELD, RI - With temperatures near freezing at Conaty Park on the campus of Bryant University, the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles (30-4, 9-2 ACC) dominated from the first pitch and needed only five innings to defeat Boston College (14-10, 2-4 ACC) by a score of 8-0 on March 23.

"Great job today of executing despite the elements," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We enjoy playing in sunny Florida but I'm proud that this family will fight and play Florida State softball in any conditions. Lacey pitched great and the defense made some plays and the hitters took care of business at the plate. Another great ACC series sweep for this team."

The Seminoles batted around in the first as they brought in four runs, sparked by a two-RBI single by Bailey Schinella. Victoria East drove in a run when her hit toward the second baseman was mishandled and Celeste Gomez added a sac fly in the inning.

It marked the 18th time the Seminoles have scored in the first inning in 2014 and the ninth time that they have scored at least three runs in its opening time at the plate.

FSU loaded the bases in the third with a walk by Briana Hamilton, a single by Victoria Daddis and a BC fielding error but were unable to push any runs across.

The `Noles did break it open in the fourth inning by loading the bases with nobody out behind a single by Maddie O'Brien and walks by Schinella and Hamilton. Kelly Hensley knocked a single through the right side to bring in Corey Hendrickson who pinch ran for O'Brien.

Gomez came to the plate a batter later and crushed a double to the wall in right center, scoring two more runs to make it 7-0 FSU after the fourth inning.

The `Noles grabbed their eighth run of the game in the top of the fifth as Courtney Senas led off the inning with a triple to left. Walks by Ellie Cooper and Hamilton loaded the bases for Lauren Harris. BC pitcher Jordan Weed tossed a wild pitch to the backstop on her first pitch to Harris, easily scoring Senas from third and giving FSU the 8-0 lead.

Lacey Waldrop was nearly perfect in the circle for the `Noles today. The junior allowed a four-pitch walk to open the first inning, but settled in and retired the next 12 batters in a row. She allowed the first two runners to reach in the Boston College fifth by way of a walk and single, but shut down the next three Eagles to finish the game, including two strikeouts.

Waldrop finished with 5.0 innings, one hit, two walks and recorded seven strikeouts while facing only 18 batters. She improved to 18-2 on the season and has a 0.57 ERA in 2014.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  2  1   0  2  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Corey Hendrickson     PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-RF     2  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   1  0  0  4  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        1  1  0   0  3  0  0  4
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  1   3  0  0  6  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Alex Kossoff            RF-DP     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH-DP     1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  8  7   7 11  1 15  7
Opp                              16  0  1   0  2  7 15  9

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Celeste Gomez (2)
3B - FSU-Courtney Senas (4)
SF - FSU-Celeste Gomez (3)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (22), Victoria East (3), Kelly Hensley (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (18-2)   5.0  1  0  0  2  7
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  1  0  0  2  7
Opp                  L          5.0  7  8  7 11  1


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FLORIDA STATE
4
0
0
3
1
8
7
0
BOSTON COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2

FLORIDA STATE 8, FLORIDA A&M 0
03/26/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Waldrop Tosses Third No-Hitter of 2014 In FSU Win.

The No. 9/11 Seminoles defeated Florida A&M, 8-0 in six innings, on Wednesday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Another spectacular outing by Lacey Waldrop in the circle carried No. 9/11 Florida State (31-4) to an 8-0 mercy-rule victory over Florida A&M (10-18) on March 26. The Seminoles have now won 16 straight against Florida A&M dating back to 2006.

"A great night all-around for this team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Lacey pitched great and Maddie hit another home run, but half of our runs were driven in by players off the bench. This entire family prepares and competes together and knows that it takes a complete team effort for us to reach our goals. Everyone is ready and able to step up when their name is called and I was glad to see our younger hitters have some success tonight. Now we look toward a tough ACC series with North Carolina."

Waldrop (19-2) was nearly perfect on the night after allowing a walk to the first batter of the game. The junior from Chester, Va., stayed focused and retired the next 13 batters in a row including the first seven by way of a strikeout.

She tied a season high with 14 strikeouts in her 6.0 innings without allowing a hit to record her third no-hitter of the season and fifth of her career. Waldrop lowered her ERA to 0.55 and opposing hitters are hitting only .156 against her this season.

FSU scored five runs in the third as Courtney Senas led off the inning with a double to right center. Walks to Maddie O'Brien and Bailey Schinella loaded the bases for Victoria East who drove in the first run via a sacrifice fly to center.

An RBI single by Briana Hamilton and an RBI groundout by Celeste Gomez two batters later made it 3-0 FSU. Redshirt freshman Alex Powers would pinch hit and drive a two-RBI single to left center to round out the scoring in the bottom of the third with the Seminoles leading 5-0. Powers would finish 2-for-2 with two RBI for the first multi-hit and multi-RBI game of her career.

O'Brien added another run for Florida State in the fourth with her 13th home run of the season and 31st of her career to build on her FSU all-time record.

Florida State would close out the game in the sixth with two more runs as O'Brien led off the inning with a walk and was pinch run for by freshman Bella D'Errico. An error on a fielder's choice by Lauren Harris put two on with nobody out for Ellie Cooper, who replaced East at first in the fifth inning.

The first pitch to Cooper was a wild pitch to the backstop, which allowed both runners to move into scoring position. The freshman utility player then took a 2-1 pitch right back up the middle for a single, easily scoring D'Errico and Harris to give Florida State the 8-0 mercy rule victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF-LF     3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  2  1   1  2  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        RF-LF     1  1  1   0  2  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  0  0   1  0  0  3  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           DP-RF     1  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   1  0  0 12  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Alex Kossoff            LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH-DP     2  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  8  9   8  7  0 18  2
Opp                              18  0  0   0  1 14 15  6

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (9)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (13)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Victoria East (3)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (19-2)   6.0  0  0  0  1 14
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  0  0  0  1 14
Opp                  L          5.0  9  8  6  7  0


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

FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH CAROLINA 0
03/30/2014, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Alameda Wins 400th Game As FSU Takes Two.

The No. 9/11 Seminoles beat North Carolina in both games of a double header, 6-0 and 5-3.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Head coach Lonni Alameda won the 400th and 401st games of her coaching career as No. 9/11 Florida State (33-4, 11-2 ACC) took both games of Sunday's doubleheader over North Carolina (18-14, 9-4) on March 30. The Seminoles cruised to a 6-0 win in game one, while they outlasted the Tar Heels in game two to grab a 5-3 victory.

"Extremely excited about the way the team came together today," said Alameda. "UNC is a quality program and being on the road and getting two wins is huge for where we are at right now. We look forward to coming out tomorrow to finish out the series. I am pleased with how the bottom of the lineup came through for us today and Courtney was excellent for us both with her bat and her glove."

Florida State used the long ball to take care of North Carolina in game one. Tiffani Brown hit an infield single with two outs in the third and Courtney Senas came to the plate a batter later and crushed a home run to center to make it 2-0 FSU after three innings.

Victoria East led off the fourth inning and deposited the first pitch she saw into the trees out beyond the left field wall to extend Florida State's lead to 3-0.

The Seminoles made it 5-0 in the fifth as Senas nearly added another home run as her hit went off the top of the wall in left center. Bailey Schinella followed later in the inning and the junior ripped a two-run home run to left center for her third home run of the season. Senas ended game one batting 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored.

Florida State plated its final run of game one in the sixth inning as the bases were loaded via infield singles by Senas and Schinella and a walk by Maddie O'Brien. Stephanie Hartness walked to drive in the sixth run of the game and give her 16 RBIs for the season.

Lacey Waldrop pitched beautifully for the Seminoles as she improved to 20-2 on the season. She threw 7.0 innings allowing only three hits and two walks to go along with four strikeouts in her complete game victory.

Waldrop allowed two walks in the top of the first and a great defensive catch by Senas saved a run and only allowed the runner to reach third after tagging up. The pitcher from Chester, Va., settled in and retired 17 of the next 19 batters of the game.

Florida State continued to show the power early in game two as Briana Hamilton hammered a second inning pitch for a home run off the top of the trees in dead center, scoring Ellie Cooper and Celeste Gomez who reach on a single and a walk, respectively. Florida State would lead 3-0 after two full frames.

Hartness extended the Florida State lead in the fourth inning with a solo home run to center. It was the first home run of the redshirt freshman's career.

Jessica Burroughs continued what Waldrop began in game one and held UNC off the board until the bottom of the fourth as the Tar Heels scored two runs after loading the bases with just one out. It ended a streak of 27.0 consecutive scoreless innings over the last five games for the FSU pitching staff.

Burroughs was relieved by Waldrop with two outs in the UNC fourth after allowing two runs. The redshirt freshman finished with 3.2 innings, allowing four hits, three walks and recording three strikeouts.

The Seminoles quickly added to their lead in the fifth by bringing home another run after Senas and O'Brien singled and were moved over by a Schinella ground out to second. East recorded her second RBI of the doubleheader with a ground out to third.

Waldrop was solid in her first relief appearance of 2014. She stymied the Carolina hitters better than she did in her game one shutout as she recorded five strikeouts in her first 2.1 innings against the Tar Heels.

The Tar Heels threatened in the seventh as Aquilla Mateen and Amy Nece led off the inning with singles and were moved up a base due to a passed ball. A strikeout and a walk loaded the bases with one out but Waldrop would record her seventh strikeout of the game to give UNC one last chance.

A walk to Amber Parrish would plate a run for UNC, but that's all the Tar Heels would get as the next batter grounded into a fielder's choice that O'Brien scooped and stepped on second to end the threat and the game.

Waldrop allowed only one run on two hits and two walks while recording seven strikeouts in 3.1 innings of relief to get the win and improve to 21-2 on the season.

Alameda is in her 11th year of coaching and has brought Florida State back into national prominence. She spent five years at the helm of UNLV and led the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament in 2005 as she went on to win Mountain West Conference and NFCA West Region Coach of the Year honors.

While at Florida State, she has guided FSU to a 242-101 record and an 83-33 mark against ACC opponents. The Seminoles have finished no lower than third in the conference during her time at FSU, including winning the 2011 ACC Tournament Championship and 2013 ACC Regular Season Championship. Florida State has gone to the NCAA tournament each season, including reaching the NCAA Super Regionals in 2013.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  3  2
Courtney Senas          CF        4  3  3   2  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  1  1  5  3
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        RF-DP     3  1  2   2  1  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  2   1  0  0  3  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF-LF     0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  4
Kelly Hensley           DP-LF     4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Alex Kossoff            LF-RF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6 10   6  3  3 21 10
Opp                              22  0  3   0  2  4 21  7

2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (10)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (7), Bailey Schinella (3), Victoria East (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (20-2)   7.0  3  0  0  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  2  4
Opp                  L          7.0 10  6  4  3  3


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FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH CAROLINA 3
03/30/2014, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Alameda Wins 400th Game As FSU Takes Two.

The No. 9/11 Seminoles beat North Carolina in both games of a double header, 6-0 and 5-3.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Head coach Lonni Alameda won the 400th and 401st games of her coaching career as No. 9/11 Florida State (33-4, 11-2 ACC) took both games of Sunday's doubleheader over North Carolina (18-14, 9-4) on March 30. The Seminoles cruised to a 6-0 win in game one, while they outlasted the Tar Heels in game two to grab a 5-3 victory.

"Extremely excited about the way the team came together today," said Alameda. "UNC is a quality program and being on the road and getting two wins is huge for where we are at right now. We look forward to coming out tomorrow to finish out the series. I am pleased with how the bottom of the lineup came through for us today and Courtney was excellent for us both with her bat and her glove."

Florida State used the long ball to take care of North Carolina in game one. Tiffani Brown hit an infield single with two outs in the third and Courtney Senas came to the plate a batter later and crushed a home run to center to make it 2-0 FSU after three innings.

Victoria East led off the fourth inning and deposited the first pitch she saw into the trees out beyond the left field wall to extend Florida State's lead to 3-0.

The Seminoles made it 5-0 in the fifth as Senas nearly added another home run as her hit went off the top of the wall in left center. Bailey Schinella followed later in the inning and the junior ripped a two-run home run to left center for her third home run of the season. Senas ended game one batting 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored.

Florida State plated its final run of game one in the sixth inning as the bases were loaded via infield singles by Senas and Schinella and a walk by Maddie O'Brien. Stephanie Hartness walked to drive in the sixth run of the game and give her 16 RBIs for the season.

Lacey Waldrop pitched beautifully for the Seminoles as she improved to 20-2 on the season. She threw 7.0 innings allowing only three hits and two walks to go along with four strikeouts in her complete game victory.

Waldrop allowed two walks in the top of the first and a great defensive catch by Senas saved a run and only allowed the runner to reach third after tagging up. The pitcher from Chester, Va., settled in and retired 17 of the next 19 batters of the game.

Florida State continued to show the power early in game two as Briana Hamilton hammered a second inning pitch for a home run off the top of the trees in dead center, scoring Ellie Cooper and Celeste Gomez who reach on a single and a walk, respectively. Florida State would lead 3-0 after two full frames.

Hartness extended the Florida State lead in the fourth inning with a solo home run to center. It was the first home run of the redshirt freshman's career.

Jessica Burroughs continued what Waldrop began in game one and held UNC off the board until the bottom of the fourth as the Tar Heels scored two runs after loading the bases with just one out. It ended a streak of 27.0 consecutive scoreless innings over the last five games for the FSU pitching staff.

Burroughs was relieved by Waldrop with two outs in the UNC fourth after allowing two runs. The redshirt freshman finished with 3.2 innings, allowing four hits, three walks and recording three strikeouts.

The Seminoles quickly added to their lead in the fifth by bringing home another run after Senas and O'Brien singled and were moved over by a Schinella ground out to second. East recorded her second RBI of the doubleheader with a ground out to third.

Waldrop was solid in her first relief appearance of 2014. She stymied the Carolina hitters better than she did in her game one shutout as she recorded five strikeouts in her first 2.1 innings against the Tar Heels.

The Tar Heels threatened in the seventh as Aquilla Mateen and Amy Nece led off the inning with singles and were moved up a base due to a passed ball. A strikeout and a walk loaded the bases with one out but Waldrop would record her seventh strikeout of the game to give UNC one last chance.

A walk to Amber Parrish would plate a run for UNC, but that's all the Tar Heels would get as the next batter grounded into a fielder's choice that O'Brien scooped and stepped on second to end the threat and the game.

Waldrop allowed only one run on two hits and two walks while recording seven strikeouts in 3.1 innings of relief to get the win and improve to 21-2 on the season.

Alameda is in her 11th year of coaching and has brought Florida State back into national prominence. She spent five years at the helm of UNLV and led the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament in 2005 as she went on to win Mountain West Conference and NFCA West Region Coach of the Year honors.

While at Florida State, she has guided FSU to a 242-101 record and an 83-33 mark against ACC opponents. The Seminoles have finished no lower than third in the conference during her time at FSU, including winning the 2011 ACC Tournament Championship and 2013 ACC Regular Season Championship. Florida State has gone to the NCAA tournament each season, including reaching the NCAA Super Regionals in 2013.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Bailey Schinella        RF-DP     3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Victoria East           DP        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF-RF     3  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Ellie Cooper            1B        2  1  1   0  1  0  5  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  1  0   0  1  0  7  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   3  0  1  0  1
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  1
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  5  6   5  4  3 21  5
Opp                              28  3  6   3  5 10 21  9

E - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Stephanie Hartness (1), Briana Hamilton (5)
HBP - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs               3.2  4  2  2  3  3
Lacey Waldrop        W (21-2)   3.1  2  1  1  2  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  3  3  5 10
Opp                  L          7.0  6  5  5  4  3


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FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH CAROLINA 1
03/31/2014, CHAPEL HILL, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Use Long Ball To Sweep UNC.

No. 9/11 Florida State had two home runs in a 5-1 victory over North Carolina on March 31.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The No. 9/11 Seminoles (34-4, 12-2 ACC) took game three to sweep the regular season series over North Carolina (18-15, 9-5) with a 5-1 win at Anderson Stadium on March 31. Florida State has won nine straight ACC contests having swept NC State, Boston College and North Carolina.

"Great job by this family to play Florida State softball and go out and get the win," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We had some timely hits and were able to take advantage of a few UNC mistakes. Lacey kept them in control in the circle and it was a great overall team win. We look forward to maintaining this momentum as the season continues."

The Tar Heels struck first in the bottom of the first inning behind a leadoff single by Aquilla Mateen. A passed ball and a ground out moved her to third before scoring on a sac fly to center by Kristen Brown.

Florida State came right back and took the lead in the top of the second as Stephanie Hartness and Celeste Gomez each drew walks to bring Briana Hamilton to the plate. The third baseman battled to a full count and then hit her second home run in as many games with a three-run shot to center to give Florida State a 3-1 lead.

Maddie O'Brien and Bailey Schinella led off the FSU third with singles which ended the day for UNC starter Lori Spingola. Spingola (13-9) finished with 2.0 innings, allowing three hits, four runs with four walks and zero strikeouts in a losing effort.

Lauren Batten came in and allowed an infield single to Victoria East to load the bases. Alex Powers pinch hit two batters later and hit an RBI single down the left field line to extend the Florida State lead to 4-1 after three innings.

Courtney Senas made it 5-1 in the fourth as she hit a home run to center. The senior now has eight home runs in 2014 and 29 for her career, which is tied for second-most in FSU history with Veronica Wootson (2004-07). The Seminoles brought the power to Chapel Hill as they hit seven total home runs in the three-game series.

Waldrop quietly went about her business in the circle and pitched an amazing game to keep the Tar Heels in check all night long. The junior scattered three hits over 7.0 innings and allowed just one walk while recording four strikeouts to improve to 22-2 on the season.

After allowing two singles in the first inning, Waldrop retired 19 of the final 22 North Carolina batters she faced to earn the complete game victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  5  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   1  1  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  2   0  0  0  2  3
Bailey Schinella        RF-DP     2  1  1   0  2  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   0  0  0  6  0
Stephanie Hartness      LF-RF     3  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   3  0  1  1  3
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  5  9   5  5  3 21  8
Opp                              23  1  3   1  1  4 21  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Briana Hamilton (9)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (8), Briana Hamilton (6)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (23)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (22-2)   7.0  3  1  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  0  1  4
Opp                  L          7.0  9  5  5  5  3


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FLORIDA STATE 3, FLORIDA 2
04/02/2014, GAINESVILLE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Defeats UF In Gainesville.

The No. 8 Seminoles take down No. 6 Florida, 3-2 in eight innings, for their first road win over UF since 2003.

GAINESVILLE, FL - The No. 8 Florida State Seminoles (35-4) needed an extra inning to defeat No. 6/7 Florida (31-8) by a score of 3-2, in eight innings, on April 2 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The win snaps Florida's 11-game win streak in the series and marks the first Florida State win over the Gators in Gainesville since 2003.

"I love how this family fights and competes and never gives up," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We didn't get down after giving up an early run and knew that if we just continued to play Florida State softball, we would be successful."

The Gators plated a run in the bottom of the first behind two singles and two walks by Lacey Waldrop. Waldrop got out of the bases-loaded jam by striking out Taylor Schwarz to end the inning after allowing only one run.

Florida State would even the score in the third as Briana Hamilton hit a home run for the third consecutive game with a solo shot to right center. Hamilton's 26th career home run moved her into a tie with Yuruby Alicart for fourth on FSU's all-time home run list.

Maddie O'Brien gave FSU a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a leadoff solo home run to left center. It was her 14th home run of the season which tied Courtney Senas (2013) and Yuruby Alicart (2007) for the FSU single season record.

Florida tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth after Stephanie Tofft led off being hit by a pitch. She moved to second on a groundout and came into score on an Aubree Munro grounder that ricocheted off Hamilton's glove at third and directly into Tofft and then into foul ground behind third. Tofft easily came into score on a play that was ruled a double for Munro.

Delanie Gourley would come in to pitch for UF starter Lauren Haeger in the fifth inning and pitched 2.0 of scoreless relief, recording four strikeouts. Haeger tossed 4.0 innings and allowed four hits, including two solo home runs, zero walks and one strikeout in a no decision.

Hannah Rogers entered the circle for Florida in the seventh and pitched a perfect inning to give UF a chance to win it in the bottom of the frame. Waldrop pitched around a leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh and O'Brien made an amazing catch with two outs on a bloop to shallow center to send the game to extra innings.

Florida State took the lead in the top of the eighth behind a leadoff walk by Tiffani Brown and a single from Senas that got away from the second baseman and allowed Brown to head to third with nobody out. O'Brien, the NCAA leader in RBI, added her 60th of the season on a fielder's choice to first to score Brown and give FSU a 3-2 lead.

Waldrop came back out and pitched a perfect eighth inning to secure the victory. The junior pitcher tied a career high with 8.0 innings pitched, allowing six hits, two runs and four walks while striking out nine Gator batters. Waldrop improved to an NCAA-best 23-2 and it marked only the second time in 26 appearances this season that she gave up more than one earned run.

"These are the kinds of games you love to play if you want to be an elite program," added Alameda. "Taking on a quality team, on the road and with an intense crowd atmosphere. It was a great win but still just a small step to where we know we can go as a team. I'm really proud of them."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  1  2   2  0  1  2  0
Bailey Schinella        RF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          PR-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   0  0  0 11  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH-DP     3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            LF-DP     3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  0 10  1
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  1   1  0  1  0  5
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3  6   3  2  5 24 11
Opp                              28  2  6   2  4  9 24  8

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (14), Briana Hamilton (7)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Ellie Cooper (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (23-2)   8.0  6  2  2  4  9
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  2  2  4  9
Opp                  L          8.0  6  3  3  2  5


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FLORIDA STATE 10, MARYLAND 2
04/05/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Grabs Two Wins On Paint It Pink Day.

The No. 8 Seminoles posted two run-rule victories over Maryland on April 5 at JoAnne Graf Field.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 8 Florida State Seminoles (37-4, 14-2) wore new pink jerseys but the result was the same as they took two games from Maryland (3-27, 2-8 ACC) on Sat., April 5. Game one was a five-inning affair with FSU winning, 10-2, while game two lasted six innings with the Seminoles emerging with the 14-6 win. The `Noles have won 16 straight games overall and 11 consecutive ACC games.

Both games were part of FSU softball's Paint it Pink weekend and the team wore special jerseys to support breast cancer awareness that will be auctioned off on Seminoles.com soon. Pink T-shirts were also sold with all the proceeds benefiting the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

"Unfortunately as the years go on, you meet more and more people who are impacted by cancer," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "This is a nice day to honor the fighters who are a lot stronger than we are. You know, we are just out here playing a game and they are fighting everyday whether in the hospital or their bed, or a lot of them are out here and have beat cancer and are supporting us. It is really cool to see. It gives us strength, but it is a great day to honor them."

The Seminoles scored early in game one, plating four runs in the bottom of the first. Courtney Senas extended her lead in the ACC with her 29th walk of the season and came into score on an RBI double by Maddie O'Brien to center. It was O'Brien's 13th double of the season.

After a Bailey Schinella walk, Victoria East laced a two-run double to right center to make it 3-0. Two batters later, Kelly Hensley rounded out the scoring for the `Noles with an RBI single up the middle to score East. The four runs scored marked the 10th time FSU has plated three or more runs in the opening frame.

The Seminoles added a run in the second from Senas as she reached after the right fielder dropped her pop fly and she ended up on third. The senior outfielder would score in the next at bat when ball four to O'Brien went to the backstop on a wild pitch.

Maryland brought in two runs in the third after leading off the inning with a walk and two bunt singles. A two-RBI single to right by Shannon Bustillos made it 5-2 Florida State.

Corey Hendrickson extended FSU's lead in the bottom of the third with a pinch-hit RBI single to score Alex Kossoff. RBIs from Briana Hamilton on a sac fly and Tiffani Brown on a single opened up an 8-2 lead after three innings.

Lacey Waldrop closed out Maryland in the fourth to end her game one outing. The junior tossed 4.0 innings in the win, allowing three hits, two runs, four walks and striking out six.

O'Brien continued to swing with power as she led off the fifth with a solo home run to right center. It was her 15th of the season which set a new FSU single season record. The Palm Harbor, Fla., native now owns Florida State single-season records for home runs (15) and RBI (62) and also holds the career home run mark (33) and is in second for the all-time mark in RBI (152 - nine away).

Schinella followed O'Brien's home run with a double and was brought in to score on an RBI ground out by Hensley to complete FSU's scoring at 10-2 after four. Jessica Nori would pitch the final inning for the Seminoles and sent the Terrapins down in order in the top of the fifth as Florida State grabbed the game one mercy rule win.

Maryland started off game two on a better note as they scored a run in the first and added three more in the second as FSU starter Jessica Burroughs had trouble finding the strike zone. Nori came on to relieve her in the second as Burroughs finished with 1.0 innings and allowed three hits, a career-high four runs and three walks.

Florida State scored two runs in the bottom of the first with sacrifice flies from Schinella and East. It was the 20th time in 2014 that FSU had scored in the first inning.

The Seminoles chipped away at the Maryland lead in the third as Tiffani Brown led off the inning with a walk. A fielder's choice by Senas and a walk by O'Brien allowed Schinella to add her second RBI of the game on a single up the middle. FSU trailed Maryland 4-3 after three innings.

The Terrapins added another run in the top of the fourth with a solo home run to left center by Lindsey Schmeiser to make it 5-3 Maryland.

FSU answered back in the bottom of the frame and took the lead after loading the bases by singles from freshman Victoria Daddis and senior Kelly Hensley as well as a walk from redshirt freshman Alex Powers.

Senas came to the plate two batters later and knocked a two-RBI single up the middle. The Maryland centerfielder, Kylie Datil, in trying to make a play on Tiffani Brown as she advanced to third threw the ball away allowing Brown to score easily and make it 6-5 FSU after four full innings.

Waldrop entered the game for Nori in the fifth inning and allowed Maryland to tie the game at 6-6 with a pair of singles and an RBI fielder's choice to short. Waldrop pitched the final 2.0 innings to get the win and improve to 25-2 on the season, scattering two hits and a run as she faced eight batters.

The Seminoles retook the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI single by Hensley and back-to-back home runs by Hendrickson and Hamilton. It was Hamilton's fourth home run in five games and Hendrickson's two-run home run was the first home run of her career. Hendrickson finished the doubleheader 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBI.

Florida State would close out the game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth, all scored with two outs. A bases loaded walk to Stephanie Hartness made it 11-6, and Celeste Gomez's two-RBI double to left put FSU on the verge of a mercy-rule victory with a 13-6 lead. Hamilton's pop fly to third which should have ended the inning was dropped and allowed Hartness to score and end the game.

"So excited for Maddie and she's worked really hard to take this team to the next level," added Alameda. "We've been using our bench in a lot of situations and it was great to see them get some hits and Corey was swinging the bat well. We are going to need a bench in the postseason and where we want to go, so that is important."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        2  2  0   0  1  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  2  2   2  1  0  0  1
Bailey Schinella        RF        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  2   2  0  0  4  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Alex Kossoff            LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  1
  Corey Hendrickson     PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Alex Powers           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  1   1  0  0  1  2
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              20 10  9   9  6  1 15  8
Opp                              17  2  3   2  4  6 12  7

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (13), Bailey Schinella (7), Victoria East (6)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (15)
SF - FSU-Briana Hamilton (1)
SB - FSU-Courtney Senas (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (24-2)   4.0  3  2  2  4  6
Jessica Nori                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  2  2  4  6
Opp                  L          4.0  9 10  8  6  1


  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
MARYLAND
0
0
2
0
0
2
3
2
FLORIDA STATE
4
1
3
2
x
10
9
0

FLORIDA STATE 14, MARYLAND 6
04/05/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Grabs Two Wins On Paint It Pink Day.

The No. 8 Seminoles posted two run-rule victories over Maryland on April 5 at JoAnne Graf Field.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 8 Florida State Seminoles (37-4, 14-2) wore new pink jerseys but the result was the same as they took two games from Maryland (3-27, 2-8 ACC) on Sat., April 5. Game one was a five-inning affair with FSU winning, 10-2, while game two lasted six innings with the Seminoles emerging with the 14-6 win. The `Noles have won 16 straight games overall and 11 consecutive ACC games.

Both games were part of FSU softball's Paint it Pink weekend and the team wore special jerseys to support breast cancer awareness that will be auctioned off on Seminoles.com soon. Pink T-shirts were also sold with all the proceeds benefiting the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

"Unfortunately as the years go on, you meet more and more people who are impacted by cancer," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "This is a nice day to honor the fighters who are a lot stronger than we are. You know, we are just out here playing a game and they are fighting everyday whether in the hospital or their bed, or a lot of them are out here and have beat cancer and are supporting us. It is really cool to see. It gives us strength, but it is a great day to honor them."

The Seminoles scored early in game one, plating four runs in the bottom of the first. Courtney Senas extended her lead in the ACC with her 29th walk of the season and came into score on an RBI double by Maddie O'Brien to center. It was O'Brien's 13th double of the season.

After a Bailey Schinella walk, Victoria East laced a two-run double to right center to make it 3-0. Two batters later, Kelly Hensley rounded out the scoring for the `Noles with an RBI single up the middle to score East. The four runs scored marked the 10th time FSU has plated three or more runs in the opening frame.

The Seminoles added a run in the second from Senas as she reached after the right fielder dropped her pop fly and she ended up on third. The senior outfielder would score in the next at bat when ball four to O'Brien went to the backstop on a wild pitch.

Maryland brought in two runs in the third after leading off the inning with a walk and two bunt singles. A two-RBI single to right by Shannon Bustillos made it 5-2 Florida State.

Corey Hendrickson extended FSU's lead in the bottom of the third with a pinch-hit RBI single to score Alex Kossoff. RBIs from Briana Hamilton on a sac fly and Tiffani Brown on a single opened up an 8-2 lead after three innings.

Lacey Waldrop closed out Maryland in the fourth to end her game one outing. The junior tossed 4.0 innings in the win, allowing three hits, two runs, four walks and striking out six.

O'Brien continued to swing with power as she led off the fifth with a solo home run to right center. It was her 15th of the season which set a new FSU single season record. The Palm Harbor, Fla., native now owns Florida State single-season records for home runs (15) and RBI (62) and also holds the career home run mark (33) and is in second for the all-time mark in RBI (152 - nine away).

Schinella followed O'Brien's home run with a double and was brought in to score on an RBI ground out by Hensley to complete FSU's scoring at 10-2 after four. Jessica Nori would pitch the final inning for the Seminoles and sent the Terrapins down in order in the top of the fifth as Florida State grabbed the game one mercy rule win.

Maryland started off game two on a better note as they scored a run in the first and added three more in the second as FSU starter Jessica Burroughs had trouble finding the strike zone. Nori came on to relieve her in the second as Burroughs finished with 1.0 innings and allowed three hits, a career-high four runs and three walks.

Florida State scored two runs in the bottom of the first with sacrifice flies from Schinella and East. It was the 20th time in 2014 that FSU had scored in the first inning.

The Seminoles chipped away at the Maryland lead in the third as Tiffani Brown led off the inning with a walk. A fielder's choice by Senas and a walk by O'Brien allowed Schinella to add her second RBI of the game on a single up the middle. FSU trailed Maryland 4-3 after three innings.

The Terrapins added another run in the top of the fourth with a solo home run to left center by Lindsey Schmeiser to make it 5-3 Maryland.

FSU answered back in the bottom of the frame and took the lead after loading the bases by singles from freshman Victoria Daddis and senior Kelly Hensley as well as a walk from redshirt freshman Alex Powers.

Senas came to the plate two batters later and knocked a two-RBI single up the middle. The Maryland centerfielder, Kylie Datil, in trying to make a play on Tiffani Brown as she advanced to third threw the ball away allowing Brown to score easily and make it 6-5 FSU after four full innings.

Waldrop entered the game for Nori in the fifth inning and allowed Maryland to tie the game at 6-6 with a pair of singles and an RBI fielder's choice to short. Waldrop pitched the final 2.0 innings to get the win and improve to 25-2 on the season, scattering two hits and a run as she faced eight batters.

The Seminoles retook the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI single by Hensley and back-to-back home runs by Hendrickson and Hamilton. It was Hamilton's fourth home run in five games and Hendrickson's two-run home run was the first home run of her career. Hendrickson finished the doubleheader 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBI.

Florida State would close out the game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth, all scored with two outs. A bases loaded walk to Stephanie Hartness made it 11-6, and Celeste Gomez's two-RBI double to left put FSU on the verge of a mercy-rule victory with a 13-6 lead. Hamilton's pop fly to third which should have ended the inning was dropped and allowed Hartness to score and end the game.

"So excited for Maddie and she's worked really hard to take this team to the next level," added Alameda. "We've been using our bench in a lot of situations and it was great to see them get some hits and Corey was swinging the bat well. We are going to need a bench in the postseason and where we want to go, so that is important."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  1   0  1  1  3  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  2  1   2  1  0  3  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  1  0   0  3  0  0  3
Bailey Schinella        RF-DP     3  0  1   2  0  1  0  0
Victoria East           1B        1  1  0   1  1  0  4  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  1  0   0  0  0  2  0
Alex Kossoff            LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           DP        2  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        0  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  1   2  0  1  3  0
  Alex Powers           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        PR-C      0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Corey Hendrickson     PH        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  1   1  0  0  0  3
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            1  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 14 10  12  9  3 18  8
Opp                              26  6  9   6  3  2 17  7

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Celeste Gomez (3)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Corey Hendrickson (1), Briana Hamilton (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Ellie Cooper (3)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Bailey Schinella (2), Victoria East (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs               1.0  3  4  4  3  1
Jessica Nori                    3.0  4  1  1  0  1
Lacey Waldrop        W (25-2)   2.0  2  1  1  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  9  6  6  3  2
Opp                  L          5.2 10 14 12  9  3


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MARYLAND
1
3
0
1
1
0
6
9
2
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
1
3
4
4
14
10
0

FLORIDA STATE 7, MARYLAND 5
04/06/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien Hits 16th HR As FSU Outlasts Maryland.

The No. 8 Seminoles held off the Terrapins' comeback to complete the sweep of Maryland.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 8-ranked Florida State softball team (38-4, 15-2) got everything it could handle out of visiting Maryland (3-27, 2-8 ACC) as the Seminoles hung on for a 7-5 victory to sweep the regular season series with the Terrapins. The win gives FSU 17 straight wins which matches a streak it had from Feb. 7 to March 1 earlier this season.

"It's nice to be at home in front of your fans," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We knew Maryland would come out and swing the bats and be aggressive like they always are and so it was good to get the series sweep. Kelly had a big game and big weekend for us and came through with some timely hits to drive in some runs."

Maddie O'Brien had another impressive day at the plate as she opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with a solo home run to right center, her 16th of the season. She finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored as she added a double in the third as well as a walk in the fourth.

Florida State brought in two runs in the second as Alex Powers led off the inning with a stand-up double to left center. The redshirt freshman made the first start of her career and ended up 1-for-3 with a walk.

Kelly Hensley came to the plate a batter later and drove in Lauren Harris who pinch ran for Powers. Hensley also added an RBI single in the third and an RBI double in the sixth as the senior finished the Maryland series 6-for-9 with a double, six RBI and three runs scored.

Jessica Burroughs pitched well in the final game of the Maryland series, scattering three hits giving up three runs in the 4.2 inning win to improve to 13-1 on the season. She surrendered a double in the first and a triple in the second but was able to keep the Terrapins off the board in each frame.

Maryland plated three runs in the fifth on only one hit as Burroughs allowed three walks, hit a batter and Macey Cheatham had a passed ball.

Jessica Nori pitched the final out of the fifth and recorded one out in the sixth before handing the ball over to Lacey Waldrop. Nori allowed three hits and a walk as Maryland scored two runs to cut the FSU lead to 6-5.

A single from Stephanie Hartness, a walk from Powers and an RBI double from Hensley would give FSU an insurance run as the Seminoles would hold on for the 7-5 win.

Waldrop pitched the final 1.2 innings without allowing a run, surrendering just one hit and recording two strikeouts to earn her first save of the season and fifth of her career.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  2  2   1  1  0  3  2
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Corey Hendrickson     RF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF-LF     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Powers             DP        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     4  1  3   3  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ellie Cooper            1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  7  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   0  0  1  5  1
  Victoria East         PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  2   1  1  0  1  7
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            1  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  7 13   6  4  3 21 11
Opp                              27  5  7   3  6  5 18  7

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (14), Alex Powers (2), Kelly Hensley (1), Victoria East (7), Briana Hamilton (4)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (16)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (13-1)   4.2  3  3  3  4  3
Jessica Nori                    0.2  3  2  2  1  0
Lacey Waldrop        Sv(1)      1.2  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  5  5  6  5
Opp                  L          6.0 13  7  7  4  3


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MARYLAND
0
0
0
0
3
2
0
5
7
0
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
1
2
0
1
x
7
13
0

FLORIDA 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/09/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Drop Close Game To Florida.

Florida's two-run home run in the top of the seventh carries the Gators to a 4-2 victory on JoAnne Graf Field.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A record crowd of 1,420 fans came to JoAnne Graf Field on April 9 and were treated to a great game between the No. 7/8 Florida State Seminoles and the No. 8/6 Florida Gators. The Gators (35-8) would outlast the Seminoles (38-5) and win by a score of 4-2 in a tight back-and-forth game. It was the first home loss for FSU this season and the first regular season home loss since facing Florida on April 17, 2013.

"It was a hard fought game. I think Hannah pitched really well today. You know, we had chances. That's one thing we had, we had runners in scoring position and that's all you can ask for is an opportunity to score runs. We out-hit them, but they came up with some timely hits at certain times."

The game started out as a pitcher's duel between Florida State's Lacey Waldrop and UF's Hannah Rogers. Neither pitcher allowed a runner until Rogers gave up a walk to Kelly Hensley with one out in the bottom of the second and Waldrop was perfect through her first 3.1 innings, surrendering a walk to Briana Little in the top of the fourth.

Florida added another walk and two singles in the inning to take a 2-0 lead after their half of the fourth inning.

The Seminoles started to put together a rally in the bottom of the fourth, leading off the inning with a walk to Bailey Schinella and a hit-by-pitch to Hensley. However, a pair of nice defensive plays by UF first baseman Taylor Schwarz retired pinch runner Bella D'Errico at third and then Victoria East at second before Rogers got out of the inning with a comebacker to the circle.

Waldrop kept the Gators at bay in the fifth with two strikeouts and Celeste Gomez ended the inning by throwing out Kelsey Stewart trying to steal second.

FSU once again put two runners on base in the fifth but were unable to push across a run despite singles by Tiffani Brown and Maddie O'Brien. The base hit by O'Brien extended her streak of reaching base to 43 games as she has reached in each game of the 2014 season.

Florida State broke into the scoring column in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single from redshirt freshman Alex Powers. Hensley led off the inning with a walk and was pinch run for by Alex Kossoff. After a walk to East, Powers laced a single off the wall in right, scoring Kossoff from second. Powers was thrown out at second trying to stretch it into a double.

That left East at third with only one away but pop outs by Gomez and Hamilton stranded the tying run on base and left Florida with a 2-1 lead after six innings.

Waldrop came out to pitch the seventh and hit the first batter of the inning. Briana Hamilton saved an extra-base hit with a great sliding stop and strong throw to first to retire Schwarz which advanced Stephanie Tofft to second. After recording her eighth strikeout of the game, UF pinch hitter Bailey Castro hit her fifth home run of the year to left to make it 4-1 Florida.

That would end Waldrop's outing as Jessica Burroughs would come on to close out the inning with a strikeout. Waldrop (25-3) ended with 6.2 innings pitched and allowed three hits, four runs, three walks and eight strikeouts in the loss. She allowed three or fewer hits for the ninth time in her last 10 appearances.

The `Noles mounted a comeback in the seventh as Courtney Senas reached on an error by the catcher after a strikeout and ended up on second. Senas would move up to third on a groundout to the second baseman and would come in to score after an infield RBI single by Maddie O'Brien to cut the lead to 4-2 with one out. It was O'Brien's 64th RBI of the season to extend her NCAA lead.

That's all Florida State would get as Schinella popped out to third and Stephanie Hartness grounded out to the pitcher to end the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  0   0  0  2  0  0
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  2
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  2   1  0  1  0  1
Bailey Schinella        RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           LF        0  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  0  1   0  1  0  9  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Powers             DP        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  9  1
  Victoria Daddis       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  6
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Burroughs     P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  2  5   2  5  4 21 11
Opp                              23  4  3   4  3  9 21 12

E - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (25-3)   6.2  3  4  4  3  8
Jessica Burroughs               0.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  4  4  3  9
Opp                  W          7.0  5  2  1  5  4


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

NOTRE DAME 8, FLORIDA STATE 5
04/13/2014, SOUTH BEND, IN

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Rally In Game Two, Earn Split With ND.

Florida State dropped game one, 8-5, and came back with four runs in the seventh and two in the ninth in game two to win 9-7.

SOUTH BEND, IN - The No. 7/8 Florida State Seminoles (39-6, 16-3 ACC) played great back and forth games with No. 23/25 Notre Dame (25-9, 6-4 ACC) on April 13 at Melissa Cook Stadium and ended up with a split of the doubleheader. Notre Dame scored three runs in the sixth of game one to take a 8-5 win, while FSU plated four in the seventh in game two to force extra innings and brought in two more in the ninth to win, 9-7.

"We knew it would be a battle coming up here," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "They are a very aggressive swinging team. This is the first time we have played at this park and so we're getting used to the park a little bit. The team fought all the way through. We've been in positions like that before but this was the first time we actually tied it up and came through, so that was pretty exciting.

"We had some big at bats today, Celeste had some good times today and I don't think Lacey threw as well in the beginning but came back and finished off the game really well for us. It was also good to see JB challenged in some situations. It was a good all-around team win today and I think we're starting to play some smart softball."

The Seminoles struck first in game one as three of the first four batters of the game reached base, including an RBI single by Bailey Schinella to score Tiffani Brown who reached on a walk. It was the 22nd time that FSU had scored a run in the first inning in 2014.

Notre Dame added three runs in the second on only one hit as the Seminoles committed two fielding errors on the inning after Micaela Arizmendi was hit by a pitch to open the inning.

Florida State didn't waste any time tying up the game as Maddie O'Brien crushed the first pitch she saw in the top of the third deep over the right field wall to make it 3-2. Kelly Hensley added a solo shot of her own two batters later with a blast to left.

The Irish took the lead right back in the bottom of the frame with singles by Jenna Simon and Arizmendi and a double by Emilee Koerner to push out to a 5-3 lead after three innings.

O'Brien showed her power again in the top of the fifth as she hit her second solo home run of the game to make it 5-4 Notre Dame. It was the second game this season that O'Brien had hit two home runs, matching her performance against Saint Mary's on Feb. 8.

Schinella added her second single of the game a batter later and was pinch ran for by Alex Kossoff. She would come in to score later in the inning as Victoria East ripped a double to the wall in center to tie the game at 5-5.

Notre Dame put together a great two-out rally in the sixth and pushed across three runs behind two singles, and intentional walk and an RBI double to take game one, 8-5.

Lacey Waldrop (25-4) finished with 6.0 innings pitched and matched a career high allowing 10 hits and set a career high with eight runs allowed though only two were earned. She gave up two walks and struck out two in the losing effort.

Game two was much like the first with back and forth scoring and teams throwing punches and landing counter-punches. FSU scored a run in the second on four straight singles, all with two outs, with Brown's RBI single making it 1-0 after two innings.

The Irish tied it up the fourth with a solo home run by Arizmendi off FSU starter Jessica Burroughs. The `Noles punched right back and took the lead in the fifth as Courtney Senas ripped a solo home run of her own to center, making it 2-1 FSU.

Notre Dame countered in their half of the fifth by loading the bases with nobody out but were only able to score one run on a sac fly as Burroughs induced a line out and foul out to get out of the jam.

FSU took a 3-2 lead in the sixth with singles from Hensley, East and Kossoff, but a double play cut the offense short and gave Notre Dame life in their half of the sixth.

Singles by three of the first four hitters for the Irish allowed them to tie the game at 3-3. After an intentional walk to Koerner to load the bases, Katey Haus crushed a grand slam to left center to give Notre Dame a 7-3 lead after six innings.

Florida State started its seventh inning rally with a walk from Brown and a single from Senas. O'Brien's sac fly to left cut the lead to 7-4 and after Schinella's pop out, the `Noles were down to their last batter.

Notre Dame made a pitching change from starter Allie Rhodes to Rachel Nasland and she tossed a four-pitch walk to Hensley to bring up East. East battled at the plate in every sense of the word, taking a 3-2 foul ball off her face yet stayed in the game. The sophomore overcame the pain and crushed a double off the wall in left center to cut the lead to 7-5.

ND went back to Rhodes in the circle and Celeste Gomez worked a full count before knocking a two-run single down the left field line to tie the game at 7-7 and force Notre Dame to hit in their half of the seventh.

Lacey Waldrop came out to pitch the seventh for FSU to end Burroughs' day in the circle. The redshirt freshman starter ended with 6.0 innings, allowing seven runs on 11 hits with three walks and one strikeout. Waldrop shutdown the Irish with a grounder to the circle and two strikeouts to force extra innings.

There was little doing in the eighth, but the `Noles were able to get the leadoff batter on in the ninth on Hensley's second walk of the game. East hit yet another clutch double and a walk to Gomez loaded the bases for pinch-hitter Alex Powers. Powers put the first pitch she saw off the wall in left center to score two runs which ended up being the difference in the game as FSU went on to win 9-7.

Waldrop pitched 3.0 nearly-perfect innings of relief to get the win and improve to 26-4 on the season. She allowed only one hit and struck out five of the ten batters she faced to help give Florida State a split in the doubleheader.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  2  3   2  0  0  1  3
Bailey Schinella        RF-DP     4  0  2   1  0  0  0  1
  Alex Kossoff          PR-RF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           LF-RF     3  1  1   1  1  2  0  0
Victoria East           1B        4  0  1   1  0  0  9  0
Alex Powers             DP        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  1   0  1  0  3  1
  Ellie Cooper          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  2   0  0  0  3  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            1  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  5 10   5  3  4 18 11
Opp                              29  8 10   5  2  2 21  5

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (7), Maddie O'Brien 3 (6)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Victoria East (8)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien 2 (18), Kelly Hensley (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (25-4)   6.0 10  8  2  2  2
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0 10  8  2  2  2
Opp                  W          7.0 10  5  5  3  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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10
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NOTRE DAME
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2
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x
8
10
0

FLORIDA STATE 9, NOTRE DAME 7
04/13/2014, SOUTH BEND, IN

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Rally In Game Two, Earn Split With ND.

Florida State dropped game one, 8-5, and came back with four runs in the seventh and two in the ninth in game two to win 9-7.

SOUTH BEND, IN - The No. 7/8 Florida State Seminoles (39-6, 16-3 ACC) played great back and forth games with No. 23/25 Notre Dame (25-9, 6-4 ACC) on April 13 at Melissa Cook Stadium and ended up with a split of the doubleheader. Notre Dame scored three runs in the sixth of game one to take a 8-5 win, while FSU plated four in the seventh in game two to force extra innings and brought in two more in the ninth to win, 9-7.

"We knew it would be a battle coming up here," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "They are a very aggressive swinging team. This is the first time we have played at this park and so we're getting used to the park a little bit. The team fought all the way through. We've been in positions like that before but this was the first time we actually tied it up and came through, so that was pretty exciting.

"We had some big at bats today, Celeste had some good times today and I don't think Lacey threw as well in the beginning but came back and finished off the game really well for us. It was also good to see JB challenged in some situations. It was a good all-around team win today and I think we're starting to play some smart softball."

The Seminoles struck first in game one as three of the first four batters of the game reached base, including an RBI single by Bailey Schinella to score Tiffani Brown who reached on a walk. It was the 22nd time that FSU had scored a run in the first inning in 2014.

Notre Dame added three runs in the second on only one hit as the Seminoles committed two fielding errors on the inning after Micaela Arizmendi was hit by a pitch to open the inning.

Florida State didn't waste any time tying up the game as Maddie O'Brien crushed the first pitch she saw in the top of the third deep over the right field wall to make it 3-2. Kelly Hensley added a solo shot of her own two batters later with a blast to left.

The Irish took the lead right back in the bottom of the frame with singles by Jenna Simon and Arizmendi and a double by Emilee Koerner to push out to a 5-3 lead after three innings.

O'Brien showed her power again in the top of the fifth as she hit her second solo home run of the game to make it 5-4 Notre Dame. It was the second game this season that O'Brien had hit two home runs, matching her performance against Saint Mary's on Feb. 8.

Schinella added her second single of the game a batter later and was pinch ran for by Alex Kossoff. She would come in to score later in the inning as Victoria East ripped a double to the wall in center to tie the game at 5-5.

Notre Dame put together a great two-out rally in the sixth and pushed across three runs behind two singles, and intentional walk and an RBI double to take game one, 8-5.

Lacey Waldrop (25-4) finished with 6.0 innings pitched and matched a career high allowing 10 hits and set a career high with eight runs allowed though only two were earned. She gave up two walks and struck out two in the losing effort.

Game two was much like the first with back and forth scoring and teams throwing punches and landing counter-punches. FSU scored a run in the second on four straight singles, all with two outs, with Brown's RBI single making it 1-0 after two innings.

The Irish tied it up the fourth with a solo home run by Arizmendi off FSU starter Jessica Burroughs. The `Noles punched right back and took the lead in the fifth as Courtney Senas ripped a solo home run of her own to center, making it 2-1 FSU.

Notre Dame countered in their half of the fifth by loading the bases with nobody out but were only able to score one run on a sac fly as Burroughs induced a line out and foul out to get out of the jam.

FSU took a 3-2 lead in the sixth with singles from Hensley, East and Kossoff, but a double play cut the offense short and gave Notre Dame life in their half of the sixth.

Singles by three of the first four hitters for the Irish allowed them to tie the game at 3-3. After an intentional walk to Koerner to load the bases, Katey Haus crushed a grand slam to left center to give Notre Dame a 7-3 lead after six innings.

Florida State started its seventh inning rally with a walk from Brown and a single from Senas. O'Brien's sac fly to left cut the lead to 7-4 and after Schinella's pop out, the `Noles were down to their last batter.

Notre Dame made a pitching change from starter Allie Rhodes to Rachel Nasland and she tossed a four-pitch walk to Hensley to bring up East. East battled at the plate in every sense of the word, taking a 3-2 foul ball off her face yet stayed in the game. The sophomore overcame the pain and crushed a double off the wall in left center to cut the lead to 7-5.

ND went back to Rhodes in the circle and Celeste Gomez worked a full count before knocking a two-run single down the left field line to tie the game at 7-7 and force Notre Dame to hit in their half of the seventh.

Lacey Waldrop came out to pitch the seventh for FSU to end Burroughs' day in the circle. The redshirt freshman starter ended with 6.0 innings, allowing seven runs on 11 hits with three walks and one strikeout. Waldrop shutdown the Irish with a grounder to the circle and two strikeouts to force extra innings.

There was little doing in the eighth, but the `Noles were able to get the leadoff batter on in the ninth on Hensley's second walk of the game. East hit yet another clutch double and a walk to Gomez loaded the bases for pinch-hitter Alex Powers. Powers put the first pitch she saw off the wall in left center to score two runs which ended up being the difference in the game as FSU went on to win 9-7.

Waldrop pitched 3.0 nearly-perfect innings of relief to get the win and improve to 26-4 on the season. She allowed only one hit and struck out five of the ten batters she faced to help give Florida State a split in the doubleheader.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  2   1  2  1  1  2
Courtney Senas          CF        5  2  3   1  1  1  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  0   1  1  0  3  0
Bailey Schinella        RF-LF     5  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Kelly Hensley           DP-1B     3  2  1   0  2  0  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          PR-1B     0  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     5  2  3   1  0  0  8  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  2   2  1  0  8  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            LF-RF     3  0  2   1  1  0  1  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        5  0  1   0  0  2  4  1
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  3
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  9 15   9  8  4 27  7
Opp                              37  7 12   7  3  6 27 14

E - FSU-Victoria East (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East 2 (10)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Courtney Senas (9)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Celeste Gomez (1)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (3)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Alex Kossoff (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs               6.0 11  7  7  3  1
Lacey Waldrop        W (26-4)   3.0  1  0  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  7  7  3  6
Opp                  L          9.0 15  9  9  8  4


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FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
1
1
4
0
2
9
15
1
NOTRE DAME
0
0
0
1
1
5
0
0
0
7
12
0

FLORIDA STATE 5, PITTSBURGH 2
04/16/2014, PITTSBURGH, PA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien's Career Day Carries Seminoles To Sweep Of Pitt.

Redshirt junior Maddie O'Brien reaches base in all nine plate appearances as Florida State takes both games of a doubleheader against Pitt on April 16.

PITTSBURGH, PA - The No. 8/9 Florida State Seminoles (41-6, 18-3 ACC) tied a school record with their 18th conference win of the season as they swept both games of a doubleheader over the Pitt Panthers (13-24, 4-14 ACC). FSU took game one 5-2 and won 10-3 in game two. Over both games, Maddie O'Brien hit two home runs, two doubles and drove in seven RBI in the FSU victories.

"We talk about the character of our program and the leadership that we have and Maddie has been outstanding with that," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "She represents Florida State so well on and off the field, so it has been fun to see her excel and you wish for her to have great things."

O'Brien continued her amazing season at the plate in game one as she ripped a 2-2 pitch to the left field wall for a double in the first and followed it with her 19th home run of the season in the fourth inning to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

Briana Hamilton almost added a solo shot of her own in the fifth as her blast to right center bounced off the top of the wall and allowed Hamilton to sprint all the way around to third. She was brought in a batter later as Tiffani Brown slapped a single over the pitcher's head.

Pitt would get a run back in the bottom of the fifth after Lacey Waldrop allowed a leadoff walk to Ashlee Sills. O'Brien showed her defense on a diving stop in the hole and threw out the lead runner at second from her back.

Two batters later a single to left skipped low off the turf and got away from Stephanie Hartness in left field and allowed a runner to score and make it 2-1 FSU after five innings.

O'Brien crushed another home run to left - her 20th of the year - in the seventh to score Hamilton and Courtney Senas who had reached on a fielder's choice and walk, respectively. It was her second two-HR game in her last three games and the third time she'd accomplished the feat this season.

The reshirt junior shortstop ended the game 3-for-3 with four RBI. It was her 23rd game this season that she has had multiple RBI and the fifth game of driving in at least four runs.

Waldrop improved to 27-4 on the season after throwing 7.0 innings, scattering seven hits, and allowing two runs, one earned and two walks while recording seven strikeouts.

O'Brien picked up where she left off in game two by drawing an intentional walk in the first inning and then roped a bases-loaded double to the wall in left to give Florida State a 3-0 lead. Her next three plate appearances were all intentional walks to give the Palm Harbor, Fla., native four for the game and eight on the season.

The three RBIs gave O'Brien 74 RBI for the season and 164 career RBI which set a new FSU record, surpassing Jessica van der Linden (2001-2004) who had driven in 161 in her career.

Pitt answered back in the second with a leadoff walk by Kaila Balatgek who came into score on a throwing error by Jessica Burroughs on a comebacker to the circle. A double to left by Jordan Fannin brought in another run and cut the FSU lead to 3-2.

Hamilton hit her second extra-base hit of the afternoon with a two-run double to left in the third after Pitt starter Savannah King had allowed walks to Victoria East and Macey Cheatham to stretch the Florida State advantage back out to 5-2 after three innings.

The Seminoles put up another crooked number in the fourth inning as Senas led off the frame with a home run to left center. After another intentional walk to O'Brien, Kelly Hensley hit a double to left to make put runners on second and third. East drove in a run on a ground out to second and Alex Powers's double to the gap in left center gave FSU an 8-2 lead.

Jessica Burroughs was excellent in the circle for Florida State. She tossed 5.0 innings and gave up only two hits, two unearned runs, three walks and recorded nine strikeouts to get the win. Five of the first six outs were strikeouts as she improved to 14-1 and lowered her ERA to 2.34.

Florida State added two more runs in the seventh on back-to-back doubles by Hamilton and Brown, as well as an RBI single by Hensley to give FSU a 10-3 lead. All three hits on the day for Hamilton were for extra bases - two doubles and a triple.

Jessica Nori came into pitch the last 2.0 innings and gave up one run on three hits and did not allow a walk. She closed out the game with a perfect seventh inning inducing two ground ball outs and snagging a line drive back to the circle.

"It has been a long road trip and I think it has been good for us," added Alameda. "I think when you get on the road you have some bonding moments, like we have had with the snow and cold weather and different ballparks that we've been to. But the leadership and the maturity has really shown through and to walk away with two wins tonight is huge."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  1   1  0  2  2  3
Courtney Senas          CF        2  1  0   0  2  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  2  3   4  0  0  0  1
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     2  0  0   0  1  0  7  0
Alex Powers             DP        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH-DP     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Corey Hendrickson     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  2  1   0  0  0  1  5
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  5  6   5  4  6 21 11
Opp                              29  2  7   1  2  7 21  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (8), Stephanie Hartness (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (15)
3B - FSU-Briana Hamilton (2)
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien 2 (20)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Victoria East (4)
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (27-4)   7.0  7  2  1  2  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  2  1  2  7
Opp                  L          7.0  6  5  5  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE
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PITTSBURGH
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7
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FLORIDA STATE 10, PITTSBURGH 3
04/16/2014, PITTSBURGH, PA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien's Career Day Carries Seminoles To Sweep Of Pitt.

Redshirt junior Maddie O'Brien reaches base in all nine plate appearances as Florida State takes both games of a doubleheader against Pitt on April 16.

PITTSBURGH, PA - The No. 8/9 Florida State Seminoles (41-6, 18-3 ACC) tied a school record with their 18th conference win of the season as they swept both games of a doubleheader over the Pitt Panthers (13-24, 4-14 ACC). FSU took game one 5-2 and won 10-3 in game two. Over both games, Maddie O'Brien hit two home runs, two doubles and drove in seven RBI in the FSU victories.

"We talk about the character of our program and the leadership that we have and Maddie has been outstanding with that," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "She represents Florida State so well on and off the field, so it has been fun to see her excel and you wish for her to have great things."

O'Brien continued her amazing season at the plate in game one as she ripped a 2-2 pitch to the left field wall for a double in the first and followed it with her 19th home run of the season in the fourth inning to give FSU a 1-0 lead.

Briana Hamilton almost added a solo shot of her own in the fifth as her blast to right center bounced off the top of the wall and allowed Hamilton to sprint all the way around to third. She was brought in a batter later as Tiffani Brown slapped a single over the pitcher's head.

Pitt would get a run back in the bottom of the fifth after Lacey Waldrop allowed a leadoff walk to Ashlee Sills. O'Brien showed her defense on a diving stop in the hole and threw out the lead runner at second from her back.

Two batters later a single to left skipped low off the turf and got away from Stephanie Hartness in left field and allowed a runner to score and make it 2-1 FSU after five innings.

O'Brien crushed another home run to left - her 20th of the year - in the seventh to score Hamilton and Courtney Senas who had reached on a fielder's choice and walk, respectively. It was her second two-HR game in her last three games and the third time she'd accomplished the feat this season.

The reshirt junior shortstop ended the game 3-for-3 with four RBI. It was her 23rd game this season that she has had multiple RBI and the fifth game of driving in at least four runs.

Waldrop improved to 27-4 on the season after throwing 7.0 innings, scattering seven hits, and allowing two runs, one earned and two walks while recording seven strikeouts.

O'Brien picked up where she left off in game two by drawing an intentional walk in the first inning and then roped a bases-loaded double to the wall in left to give Florida State a 3-0 lead. Her next three plate appearances were all intentional walks to give the Palm Harbor, Fla., native four for the game and eight on the season.

The three RBIs gave O'Brien 74 RBI for the season and 164 career RBI which set a new FSU record, surpassing Jessica van der Linden (2001-2004) who had driven in 161 in her career.

Pitt answered back in the second with a leadoff walk by Kaila Balatgek who came into score on a throwing error by Jessica Burroughs on a comebacker to the circle. A double to left by Jordan Fannin brought in another run and cut the FSU lead to 3-2.

Hamilton hit her second extra-base hit of the afternoon with a two-run double to left in the third after Pitt starter Savannah King had allowed walks to Victoria East and Macey Cheatham to stretch the Florida State advantage back out to 5-2 after three innings.

The Seminoles put up another crooked number in the fourth inning as Senas led off the frame with a home run to left center. After another intentional walk to O'Brien, Kelly Hensley hit a double to left to make put runners on second and third. East drove in a run on a ground out to second and Alex Powers's double to the gap in left center gave FSU an 8-2 lead.

Jessica Burroughs was excellent in the circle for Florida State. She tossed 5.0 innings and gave up only two hits, two unearned runs, three walks and recorded nine strikeouts to get the win. Five of the first six outs were strikeouts as she improved to 14-1 and lowered her ERA to 2.34.

Florida State added two more runs in the seventh on back-to-back doubles by Hamilton and Brown, as well as an RBI single by Hensley to give FSU a 10-3 lead. All three hits on the day for Hamilton were for extra bases - two doubles and a triple.

Jessica Nori came into pitch the last 2.0 innings and gave up one run on three hits and did not allow a walk. She closed out the game with a perfect seventh inning inducing two ground ball outs and snagging a line drive back to the circle.

"It has been a long road trip and I think it has been good for us," added Alameda. "I think when you get on the road you have some bonding moments, like we have had with the snow and cold weather and different ballparks that we've been to. But the leadership and the maturity has really shown through and to walk away with two wins tonight is huge."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B-DP     5  2  2   1  0  0  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF-LF     4  2  2   1  1  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  1  1   3  4  0  0  3
Kelly Hensley           LF-RF     4  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Victoria East           DP-1B     3  0  0   1  1  2  5  0
  Corey Hendrickson     PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ellie Cooper            1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Victoria Daddis       PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Alex Kossoff            RF-CF     4  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Macey Cheatham          C         1  2  0   0  2  1  9  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  1  2   2  0  1  0  3
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
  Jessica Nori          P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31 10 11  10 10  8 21  9
Opp                              28  3  5   2  3  9 21 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jessica Burroughs 2 (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (5), Maddie O'Brien (16), Kelly Hensley (2), Alex Powers (3), Briana Hamilton 2 (6)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (10)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Alex Kossoff (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (14-1)   5.0  2  2  0  3  9
Jessica Nori                    2.0  3  1  1  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  3  1  3  9
Opp                  L          7.0 11 10  9 10  8


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FLORIDA STATE
0
3
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3
0
0
2
10
11
2
PITTSBURGH
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
3
5
1

FLORIDA STATE 7, SYRACUSE 1
04/19/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Set ACC Record With Syracuse DH Sweep.

No. 8/9 Florida State sets new conference mark with 20 ACC wins in a single season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 8/9 Florida State Seminoles (43-6, 20-3 ACC) used great pitching and timely hitting to take both games of the doubleheader against Syracuse (20-21, 10-10 ACC) on April 19 at JoAnne Graf Field. The 20 conference wins sets a new ACC record for conference wins in a season, breaking the 2010 Georgia Tech mark of 19 victories.

"It is always great to play in front of our home fans and also to be able to honor the military like we did tonight," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "I was really pleased with how we played to tonight top to bottom. Everybody stepped up in big spots and came through for the team. JB and Lacey pitched some amazing games and we will carry this momentum into game three tomorrow."

Florida State scored first in game one on an RBI single in the second by Briana Hamilton to score Alex Kossoff who reached on an infield single. Hamilton added another run for the Seminoles in the fourth with a solo home run to give the `Noles a 2-0 lead. It was her ninth home run of the season and 28th of her career.

Maddie O'Brien extended her streak of reaching base to 13 consecutive plate appearances after game one with one single and three walks with one intentional walk. She came in to score after her leadoff walk in the fifth on a two-run home run to deep center by Kelly Hensley.

FSU plated five runs overall in the fifth inning as Alex Powers hit an RBI single and Hamilton came through with her third and fourth RBIs of the game on a bases loaded single up the middle to extend the FSU lead to 7-0 after five innings.

Lacey Waldrop stymied Syracuse hitters for the entire game. She scattered seven hits over 7.0 innings and kept the Orange off the scoreboard until they were able to push across a run in the seventh inning. She improved to 28-4 without allowing a walk and recorded five strikeouts.

Game two saw the `Noles make a lineup change and move O'Brien to the leadoff spot. It helped spark the offense as she drew a walk to start the game and was brought in to score on a double by Hensley that nearly left JoAnne Graf Field but bounced back into play off the top of the right center wall.

Victoria East came to the plate a batter later and drove Hensley in with a RBI single to right. She stole second later in the inning, her sixth of the season after swiping a base in game one earlier in the day. The two runs scored in the first marked the 23rd time that the Seminoles have scored in the first inning.

Burroughs came out firing in the circle for the Seminoles. The finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year struck out five batters in the first 2.0 innings for the second straight game. She finished with 10 strikeouts in the game to tie a career high and allowed only six hits and two walks in the 7.0-inning complete game shutout. Burroughs improved to 15-1 on the season and lowered her ERA to 2.16.

Florida State closed out the scoring three runs in the fifth inning on a big three-run home run by Courtney Senas to drive in O'Brien and Hamilton, who had both reached via walks, to make it 5-1 Seminoles.

O'Brien finished game two with three walks and extended her streak of reaching base safely to 16 straight plate appearances. She hasn't been retired over four consecutive games - a doubleheader at Pitt on April 16 and today's doubleheader against Syracuse.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  3
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  1  1   0  3  0  2  4
Kelly Hensley           LF        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     4  1  2   0  0  0  5  0
Alex Powers             DP        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          PR-1B     1  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        4  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   0  1  1  4  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bailey Schinella      PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  3   4  0  0  2  3
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  7 10   6  6  5 21 12
Opp                              28  1  7   0  0  5 18  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (9), Courtney Senas (2)
HR - FSU-Kelly Hensley (2), Briana Hamilton (9)
SB - FSU-Victoria East (5)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (28-4)   7.0  7  1  1  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  1  1  0  5
Opp                  L          6.0 10  7  7  6  5


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SYRACUSE
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
7
1
FLORIDA STATE
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1
0
1
5
0
x
7
10
2

FLORIDA STATE 5, SYRACUSE 0
04/19/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Set ACC Record With Syracuse DH Sweep.

No. 8/9 Florida State sets new conference mark with 20 ACC wins in a single season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 8/9 Florida State Seminoles (43-6, 20-3 ACC) used great pitching and timely hitting to take both games of the doubleheader against Syracuse (20-21, 10-10 ACC) on April 19 at JoAnne Graf Field. The 20 conference wins sets a new ACC record for conference wins in a season, breaking the 2010 Georgia Tech mark of 19 victories.

"It is always great to play in front of our home fans and also to be able to honor the military like we did tonight," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "I was really pleased with how we played to tonight top to bottom. Everybody stepped up in big spots and came through for the team. JB and Lacey pitched some amazing games and we will carry this momentum into game three tomorrow."

Florida State scored first in game one on an RBI single in the second by Briana Hamilton to score Alex Kossoff who reached on an infield single. Hamilton added another run for the Seminoles in the fourth with a solo home run to give the `Noles a 2-0 lead. It was her ninth home run of the season and 28th of her career.

Maddie O'Brien extended her streak of reaching base to 13 consecutive plate appearances after game one with one single and three walks with one intentional walk. She came in to score after her leadoff walk in the fifth on a two-run home run to deep center by Kelly Hensley.

FSU plated five runs overall in the fifth inning as Alex Powers hit an RBI single and Hamilton came through with her third and fourth RBIs of the game on a bases loaded single up the middle to extend the FSU lead to 7-0 after five innings.

Lacey Waldrop stymied Syracuse hitters for the entire game. She scattered seven hits over 7.0 innings and kept the Orange off the scoreboard until they were able to push across a run in the seventh inning. She improved to 28-4 without allowing a walk and recorded five strikeouts.

Game two saw the `Noles make a lineup change and move O'Brien to the leadoff spot. It helped spark the offense as she drew a walk to start the game and was brought in to score on a double by Hensley that nearly left JoAnne Graf Field but bounced back into play off the top of the right center wall.

Victoria East came to the plate a batter later and drove Hensley in with a RBI single to right. She stole second later in the inning, her sixth of the season after swiping a base in game one earlier in the day. The two runs scored in the first marked the 23rd time that the Seminoles have scored in the first inning.

Burroughs came out firing in the circle for the Seminoles. The finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year struck out five batters in the first 2.0 innings for the second straight game. She finished with 10 strikeouts in the game to tie a career high and allowed only six hits and two walks in the 7.0-inning complete game shutout. Burroughs improved to 15-1 on the season and lowered her ERA to 2.16.

Florida State closed out the scoring three runs in the fifth inning on a big three-run home run by Courtney Senas to drive in O'Brien and Hamilton, who had both reached via walks, to make it 5-1 Seminoles.

O'Brien finished game two with three walks and extended her streak of reaching base safely to 16 straight plate appearances. She hasn't been retired over four consecutive games - a doubleheader at Pitt on April 16 and today's doubleheader against Syracuse.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Maddie O'Brien          SS        0  2  0   0  3  0  0  1
Tiffani Brown           2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   3  0  1  1  0
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  0  1   1  1  0  3  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  1 11  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  1
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  5  6   5  5  6 21  3
Opp                              26  0  6   0  2 10 18  7

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Kelly Hensley 2 (4), Briana Hamilton (7)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (11)
SH - FSU-Tiffani Brown 2 (2)
SB - FSU-Victoria East (6)
CS - FSU-Alex Kossoff (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (15-1)   7.0  6  0  0  2 10
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  6  0  0  2 10
Opp                  L          6.0  6  5  5  5  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, SYRACUSE 1
04/20/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Run-Rules Syracuse In Series Finale.

The No. 8/9 Seminoles finish the series sweep of the Orange with a six-inning 9-1 win on April 20.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 8/9 Florida State Seminoles (44-6, 21-3 ACC) used three big innings to sweep their sixth ACC opponent of the season with a 9-1 win over Syracuse (20-22, 10-11 ACC) in six innings. FSU has now won 18 of its last 19 ACC games and 39 of its last 44.

"We changed the lineup a bit today and really talked to them about putting together a game plan for the team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "It's all about team wins right now. From defense to pitching to hitting, we put that together today. It is outstanding to see what we are doing at the end of the season as a team."

The Seminoles took an early 2-0 lead in the first without recording an out as Maddie O'Brien led off the game with a walk and Tiffani Brown followed with a perfect bunt single a batter later. Kelly Hensley then worked a full count and drilled a double to right center to score both base runners.

Jessica Burroughs got the start in the circle for FSU and pitched great in a limited outing. She only faced seven batters over 2.0 innings of shutout work, striking out three and allowing only one hit.

Lacey Waldrop came in to relieve Burroughs and pitched the final 4.0 innings to get the win. She allowed two hits and a walk to the first four batters she faced, which cut the FSU lead to 2-1, but settled in and only allowed one base runner in the final 3.2 innings.

Waldrop finished with seven strikeouts, allowing only two hits, one unearned run and one walk in the victory to improve to 29-4 on the season. Her 29 wins matches Jessica van der Linden's mark from 2004 for eighth on the FSU single-season record list.

The `Noles broke it open in the third after Courtney Senas drew her second walk of the game and came in to score on a double by Victoria East. A single by Alex Powers put runners on the corners for Celeste Gomez. The senior catcher took the first pitch she saw and crushed it over the left field wall to give FSU a 6-1 lead after three innings.

FSU closed out the game with a three-run sixth inning. After Maddie O'Brien popped out in the third to end her reached base streak at 18 consecutive plate appearances, Syracuse felt comfortable pitching to her again and the shortstop led off the inning with a double off the wall in right center. Walks to Hensley and Bailey Schinella loaded the bases for Victoria East. A wild pitch during her at bat brought in a run and made it 7-1 FSU. East would eventually walk to reload the bases.

Powers came to the plate and knocked a single back up the middle, scoring two runs, to give Florida State the 9-1 mercy-rule victory.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  1   0  2  0  1  2
  Ellie Cooper          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
Kelly Hensley           LF-RF     2  0  1   2  2  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        RF-DP     3  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        2  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  1   1  1  0  5  0
Alex Powers             DP        3  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Alex Kossoff          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  1  1   3  1  0  8  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Macey Cheatham        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
Jessica Burroughs       P                            0  0
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              25  9  9   8  9  2 18  6
Opp                              22  1  3   0  1 10 17  8

E - FSU-Lacey Waldrop (3), Maddie O'Brien (7)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien (17), Kelly Hensley (5), Victoria East (11), Briana Hamilton (8)
HR - FSU-Celeste Gomez (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Bella D'Errico (2), Briana Hamilton (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs               2.0  1  0  0  0  3
Lacey Waldrop        W (29-4)   4.0  2  1  0  1  7
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0  3  1  0  1 10
Opp                  L          5.2  9  9  9  9  2


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FLORIDA STATE 5, GEORGIA TECH 1
04/26/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Sweep Doubleheader Against Georgia Tech.

No. 6 Florida State allowed just one run over two games against the Yellow Jackets on April 26.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 6 Florida State Seminoles (46-6, 23-3 ACC) took both games of Saturday's doubleheader against Georgia Tech (23-22, 11-16 ACC) on JoAnne Graf Field. FSU defeated the Yellow Jackets 5-1 in game one and 4-0 in game two.

"A great job today by this team of staying focused and executing the game plan against a solid Georgia Tech team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We weren't always able to get things going on offense, but our pitching and defense kept us in it and when we had our opportunities to capitalize, we took them. Two big wins today and we want to send our seniors out with another one tomorrow."

FSU scored two runs in the bottom of the second of game one on a double to right center by Celeste Gomez to drive in Bailey Schinella who singled to center and Bella D'Errico who pinch-ran for Alex Powers after she drew a four-pitch walk.

The Noles added another run in the third inning after Victoria East ripped a triple to the right field corner and came in to score a batter latter on a sac fly to left by Schinella.

Georgia Tech plated a run in the fourth on an infield single by Katie Johnsky to score Ashley Rudnik who had reached on a walk earlier in the inning. The Jackets failed to hit a ball out of the infield until the top of the sixth inning when Samantha Pierannunzi hit a double to right center with one out.

Tiffani Brown extended FSU's lead to 5-1 in the sixth with shot that screamed past the second baseman and went all the way to the wall in right center for a triple, scoring Victoria Daddis and Alex Kossoff.

Lacey Waldrop wrapped up the rest of the game with little issues, allowing only four hits over 7.0 innings in the complete-game victory. She recorded nine strikeouts and allowed four walks and one run to improve to 30-4 on the season. Waldrop is the first Seminole pitcher to post 30 wins in a season since Tiffany McDonald in 2006.

Maddie O'Brien's streak of reaching base ended at 50 games as she went 0-for-4 in game one.

Game two was a pitcher's duel between FSU's Jessica Burroughs and Georgia Tech's Kanani Cabrales with each scattering just two hits apiece over the first five innings.

No runner for either team reached third base until the bottom of the sixth when Florida State broke the game open as Brown and Senas each drove one-out base hits to center. O'Brien loaded the bases on a fielder's choice to short when Ashley Thomas unsuccessfully tried to force out Brown at third.

A passed ball by GT's Alysha Rudnik allowed Brown to score and give Florida State a 1-0 lead. Later in the at bat, Kelly Hensley dropped a double into shallow right where the second baseman nor the right fielder could get to, driving in two runs. An RBI groundout by East rounded out the scoring for the Seminoles and made it 4-0 after six full innings.

Burroughs pitched a stellar game and closed out the Georgia Tech seventh with a strikeout to end the game and improve to 16-1 on the season. The reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week finished with eight strikeouts and allowed just two hits and a walk in a complete game shutout of the Yellow Jackets. It is the third time in her last four starts where she has recorded eight or more strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  1   2  0  1  0  3
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        2  1  1   0  1  0 11  0
Bailey Schinella        RF-DP     2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Alex Powers             DP        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  2   2  1  0  9  0
  Alex Kossoff          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria Daddis         3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  3
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              22  5  5   5  6  3 21 11
Opp                              24  1  4   1  4  9 18  9

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Celeste Gomez (4)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4), Victoria East (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (3)
SF - FSU-Bailey Schinella (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (30-4)   7.0  4  1  1  4  9
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  1  1  4  9
Opp                  L          6.0  5  5  5  6  3


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FLORIDA STATE 4, GEORGIA TECH 0
04/26/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Noles Sweep Doubleheader Against Georgia Tech.

No. 6 Florida State allowed just one run over two games against the Yellow Jackets on April 26.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 6 Florida State Seminoles (46-6, 23-3 ACC) took both games of Saturday's doubleheader against Georgia Tech (23-22, 11-16 ACC) on JoAnne Graf Field. FSU defeated the Yellow Jackets 5-1 in game one and 4-0 in game two.

"A great job today by this team of staying focused and executing the game plan against a solid Georgia Tech team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We weren't always able to get things going on offense, but our pitching and defense kept us in it and when we had our opportunities to capitalize, we took them. Two big wins today and we want to send our seniors out with another one tomorrow."

FSU scored two runs in the bottom of the second of game one on a double to right center by Celeste Gomez to drive in Bailey Schinella who singled to center and Bella D'Errico who pinch-ran for Alex Powers after she drew a four-pitch walk.

The Noles added another run in the third inning after Victoria East ripped a triple to the right field corner and came in to score a batter latter on a sac fly to left by Schinella.

Georgia Tech plated a run in the fourth on an infield single by Katie Johnsky to score Ashley Rudnik who had reached on a walk earlier in the inning. The Jackets failed to hit a ball out of the infield until the top of the sixth inning when Samantha Pierannunzi hit a double to right center with one out.

Tiffani Brown extended FSU's lead to 5-1 in the sixth with shot that screamed past the second baseman and went all the way to the wall in right center for a triple, scoring Victoria Daddis and Alex Kossoff.

Lacey Waldrop wrapped up the rest of the game with little issues, allowing only four hits over 7.0 innings in the complete-game victory. She recorded nine strikeouts and allowed four walks and one run to improve to 30-4 on the season. Waldrop is the first Seminole pitcher to post 30 wins in a season since Tiffany McDonald in 2006.

Maddie O'Brien's streak of reaching base ended at 50 games as she went 0-for-4 in game one.

Game two was a pitcher's duel between FSU's Jessica Burroughs and Georgia Tech's Kanani Cabrales with each scattering just two hits apiece over the first five innings.

No runner for either team reached third base until the bottom of the sixth when Florida State broke the game open as Brown and Senas each drove one-out base hits to center. O'Brien loaded the bases on a fielder's choice to short when Ashley Thomas unsuccessfully tried to force out Brown at third.

A passed ball by GT's Alysha Rudnik allowed Brown to score and give Florida State a 1-0 lead. Later in the at bat, Kelly Hensley dropped a double into shallow right where the second baseman nor the right fielder could get to, driving in two runs. An RBI groundout by East rounded out the scoring for the Seminoles and made it 4-0 after six full innings.

Burroughs pitched a stellar game and closed out the Georgia Tech seventh with a strikeout to end the game and improve to 16-1 on the season. The reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week finished with eight strikeouts and allowed just two hits and a walk in a complete game shutout of the Yellow Jackets. It is the third time in her last four starts where she has recorded eight or more strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
Kelly Hensley           LF-RF     3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Alex Kossoff          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   1  0  0  4  0
Bailey Schinella        RF-DP     3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Powers             DP        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  0  8  0
Victoria Daddis         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  3
Jessica Burroughs       P                            2  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  4  6   3  1  1 21  5
Opp                              23  0  2   0  1  8 18  6

2B - FSU-Kelly Hensley (6)
HBP - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Tiffani Brown (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Burroughs    W (16-1)   7.0  2  0  0  1  8
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  2  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0  6  4  4  1  1


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FLORIDA STATE 3, GEORGIA TECH 0
04/27/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seniors Spark Seminoles to Shutout of GT.

No. 6 Florida State allowed just three hits over seven innings in a 3-0 win against Georgia Tech on April 27.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 6 Florida State Seminoles (47-6, 24-3 ACC) closed out the regular season with a 3-0 victory over Georgia Tech (23-23, 11-17 ACC) at JoAnne Graf Field on April 27. FSU finishes as the 2014 ACC regular season champions and will be the No. 1 seed at the upcoming ACC Championships on May 8-10 in College Park, Md.

"It was a great day to celebrate our seniors," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "Jessica Nori had an excellent start in the circle, Senas and Tiff got some big hits and Celeste and Kelly drew walks to create opportunities for others in the lineup. This group of girls are special to this team, but they are just a part of the whole family that are focused and driven for our goals. We know this is the end of the regular season, but with ACCs and the NCAA tournament coming up, we are far from the finish line."

The Seminoles wasted no time getting to Georgia Tech starter Karly Fullem as the first three batters reached base in the bottom of the first on a single by Tiffani Brown and walks from Courtney Senas and Maddie O'Brien. Kelly Hensley made it 1-0 Florida State a batter later with a sacrifice fly to centerfield.

After Bailey Schinella was hit by a pitch to reload the bases, a walk to Celeste Gomez drove in another run and gave the Noles a 2-0 after the first inning.

Senior Jessica Nori got the start in the circle for Florida State and sent the Jackets down in order in the first. After allowing a one-out single to Ashley Thomas in the third, Nori got out of the inning after Senas grabbed a liner to center and gunned the ball to Victoria East at first to double off Thomas and end the inning.

Nori was replaced by Lacey Waldrop in the fourth inning and finished with 3.1 innings pitched, allowing just two hits, zero runs and zero walks while recording one strikeout.

East extended the FSU lead to 3-0 with a leadoff home run on the first pitch of the Seminole fifth inning. The solo shot gave Florida State 317 RBIs for the season to set a new school record. The Noles added nine walks to extend their single-season record to 269, after breaking the 2004 record of 252 walks on April 20 against Syracuse.

Waldrop pitched 2.2 innings of excellent softball, surrendering just one hit, two walks and recording five strikeouts. The Chester, Va., native was the pitcher of record and improved to 31-4 on the season.

Jessica Burroughs came out to pitch the Georgia Tech seventh and earned her first career save, allowing just one walk and one hit-by-pitch over 1.0 inning of work. As a staff, Florida State hasn't allowed an opposing base runner to reach third base in its last 17.0 innings.

As a group the Florida State seniors - Brown, Senas, Hensley and Gomez - had two of the Seminoles' three hits, two of the three RBIs, six of the nine walks and scored two of FSU's three runs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  1  1   0  2  0  0  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  1
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  0  0   0  2  0  3  1
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  0  0   1  1  0  1  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        4  1  1   1  0  0  7  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         1  0  0   1  2  0  6  0
  Corey Hendrickson     PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria Daddis         3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  3
Jessica Nori            P                            0  1
  Lacey Waldrop         P                            0  0
  Jessica Burroughs     P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  3  3   3  9  0 21  7
Opp                              25  0  3   0  3  6 18 11

E - FSU-Tiffani Brown (10), Victoria East (5)
HR - FSU-Victoria East (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Bailey Schinella (3)
SF - FSU-Kelly Hensley (1)
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (24), Courtney Senas (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jessica Nori                    3.1  2  0  0  0  1
Lacey Waldrop        W (31-4)   2.2  1  0  0  2  5
Jessica Burroughs    Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  3  6
Opp                  L          6.0  3  3  3  9  0


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FLORIDA STATE 11, GEORGIA TECH 5
05/08/2014, ACC, College Park, Md

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

O'Brien Blasts FSU Over Georgia Tech.

Maddie O'Brien hit two home runs and drove in five RBI in Florida State's 11-5 win over Georgia Tech.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Carried by two home runs by 2014 ACC Player of the Year Maddie O'Brien, the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles (48-6) defeated Georgia Tech (23-24) by a score of 11-5 in a quarterfinal game on May 8 at Maryland Softball Stadium. The Noles have advanced to the ACC semifinals for the ninth straight season.

"It was a great job today out of the entire team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "While Maddie's home runs might get the headlines, the entire lineup worked the count to get walks and saw good pitches to hit and took advantage of them. JB did great out of the pen today for Lacey and that is great to see at this time of year. There are things we can improve on, and we look forward to get right after it again tomorrow."

The Seminoles plated three runs in the first without recording a hit as Georgia Tech starter Kylie Kleinschmidt issued six walks to the first eight batters of the ballgame. Tiffani Brown scored the first run on a wild pitch, Bailey Schinella pushed across the second run by reaching on a GT fielding error and a bases-loaded walk to Alex Powers made it 3-0 FSU after the first inning.

Georgia Tech threatened in the second inning, loading the bases with one out in the inning. The Jackets were able to score just one run before the Noles were able to get out of the jam on a Lacey Waldrop strikeout and a nice play by Brown on a groundout to second.

Florida State broke it open in the second inning as Brown led off the inning with an infield single and was brought into score a batter later on Courtney Senas' double down the left field line.

Maddie O'Brien then crushed a 1-0 pitch deep over the trees beyond the right field wall to make it 6-1 Florida State. Kelly Hensley added a base hit of her own and Victoria East scored on a Celeste Gomez single after reaching on a fielder's choice, extending FSU's lead to 7-1.

The Yellow Jackets answered back with three runs in the third inning after opening the inning with two runs off three singles and a hit-by-pitch. Jessica Burroughs came in for Waldrop and got out of the inning allowing just one more to score on a bases loaded groundout to the circle. Waldrop allowed four runs on three hits with four walks and two strikeouts in 2.0 innings.

The Florida State offense continued to dominate in the bottom of the third, scoring four runs that were sparked by Powers leading off the inning with a single to left. Victoria Daddis followed a batter later with an RBI double to the left field corner to score Alex Kossoff who reentered the game.

O'Brien added the remaining three runs of the frame with a home run to deep center. It marked the third time this season she has hit two home runs in a game, matching her production against St. Mary's on Feb. 9 and at Pitt on April 16.

Georgia Tech would not go quietly as it added another run in the fourth on a solo home run by Alysha Rudnik.

Burroughs silenced the Yellow Jacket bats the rest of the way, allowing just four hits and one run on 5.0 innings of relief to get the victory. She improved to 17-1 on the season and has only allowed one run in her last 25.1 innings.

The Seminoles ended with 12 walks to set a new record in an ACC Tournament game, surpassing the previous record set by FSU when it issued nine walks to Virginia Tech in a 14-inning game won by the Hokies, 3-2, in 2005. O'Brien's two home runs and five RBI also tied ACC Tournament single-game records.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        2  3  1   0  3  1  2  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  2  1   1  1  1  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  3  2   5  2  0  1  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  1   0  1  1  2  0
  Lauren Harris         PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  0   0  1  0  6  0
Bailey Schinella        DP-RF     3  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  2   1  1  0  6  1
Alex Kossoff            RF-PR     2  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Alex Powers           PH-DP     1  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Victoria Daddis         3B        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Burroughs     P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              25 11 10  10 12  3 21  6
Opp                              27  5  7   5  7  6 18 11

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (11), Celeste Gomez (5), Victoria Daddis (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Maddie O'Brien 2 (22)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tiffani Brown (25), Victoria East (7), Alex Kossoff (6)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Lauren Harris (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop                   2.0  3  4  4  4  2
Jessica Burroughs    W (17-1)   5.0  4  1  1  3  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  5  5  7  6
Opp                  L          6.0 10 11 11 12  3


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FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH CAROLINA 1
05/09/2014, ACC, College Park, Md

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Advance to ACC Title Game.

Home runs by Celeste Gomez and Courtney Senas carry Florida State to a 9-1 win in five innings over North Carolina.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The No. 4 Florida State Seminoles (49-6) advanced to their fifth ACC Championship Game in six seasons after a 9-1 five-inning mercy rule victory over North Carolina (24-26) in an ACC semifinal game on May 9 at Maryland Softball Stadium. Five of FSU's ten hits went for extra bases, including three doubles and two home runs.

"Our bats were hot today," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We saw the ball well and made excellent contact. Even the outs that we made were on solid hit balls that just happened to be right at a fielder. Lacey pitched well for us yet again and it was great to see production up and down the lineup. We have one more game tomorrow to reach our goal of being ACC Champions."

North Carolina scored a run in the first inning as Aquilla Mateen placed a nice bunt single to lead off the game and moved around the bases on a groundout, passed ball and came in to score on a fielder's choice to short.

FSU answered right back with a run in bottom of the first with Tiffani Brown drawing a leadoff walk and coming in to score on an RBI double by Kelly Hensley.

The Noles broke it open in the second on a pair of two-run home runs by Celeste Gomez and Courtney Senas. The TV production crew might not be fans of Florida State after today as Gomez's shot went off the portable video board truck in left and Senas nearly hit the camera guy in the lift behind center to make it 5-1 Florida State.

North Carolina threatened in the top of the fourth, putting the first two batters on base via walks to open the frame. Lacey Waldrop would get a strikeout before a single to left loaded the bases. The Chester, Va., native froze the next batter with a changeup for a strikeout and induced a groundout to first to end the threat.

Waldrop never let UNC get into a groove at the plate and scattered three hits and four walks on 5.0 innings of work to get the win and improve to 32-4 on the season. She recorded four strikeouts and allowed just one unearned run as her ERA dropped to 0.94.

FSU closed out the game in the bottom of the sixth as five consecutive batters reached base. Bailey Schinella doubled to the right field corner to score Victoria East who reached on a fielder's choice. Gomez followed with an RBI single to center. The catcher from Lake City, Fla., tied career highs with three hits and three RBI for the game.

Alex Kossoff reached on an error which moved pinch runner Bella D'Errico to second. Ellie Cooper hit an RBI pinch-hit single to right to score D'Errico and make it an 8-1 game with runners on second and third. Brown secured the mercy-rule win with her second base hit of the ball game to left field, easily scoring Kossoff from third. Brown finished 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  2  2   1  1  0  4  1
Courtney Senas          CF        2  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  2
Kelly Hensley           LF        2  0  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  0   0  0  0  7  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  3   3  0  0  4  1
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria Daddis         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
  Ellie Cooper          PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  9 10   9  4  3 15  8
Opp                              18  1  3   1  4  4 13  3

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Kelly Hensley 2 (8), Bailey Schinella (8)
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (12), Celeste Gomez (4)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (32-4)   5.0  3  1  0  4  4
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  3  1  0  4  4
Opp                  L          4.1 10  9  8  4  3


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FLORIDA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE 3, NOTRE DAME 1
05/10/2014, ACC Championship, College Park, Md

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Wins 2014 ACC Championship.

The No. 4 Seminoles win their 12th ACC Championship with a 3-1 win over No. 20 Notre Dame on May 10.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The No. 4 Florida State Seminoles (50-6) outlasted No. 20 Notre Dame (39-11) and defeated the Irish 3-1 to earn their 12th ACC Championship in program history on May 10 at Maryland Softball Stadium.

"I couldn't be happier for this team," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "This is something they have been working for ever since the season ended in Texas last year. Everyone has been putting in the work needed to be successful and have really come together as a family.

"Individual stats and accolades are nothing when it comes to what this team wants to accomplish as one unit. While we accomplished one goal today, we will stay focused on our NCAA postseason goals."

Maddie O'Brien got things going right away in the bottom of the first as she drove her 23rd home run of the season over the wall in center. The solo shot tied an ACC Tournament record with three home runs in a single tournament.

Lacey Waldrop was perfect through the first 3.2 innings of the game before Notre Dame was finally able to get a base runner on a double by Emilee Koerner. Koerner would come in to score a batter later on a single to center by Katey Haus to tie the game at 1-1.

Those would be the only two hits Waldrop would allow until the top of the seventh when Koerner would knock a single up the middle to start off the inning. The Chester Va., native retired the next three batters and closed out the ACC Championship with a strikeout to Laura Winter.

Waldrop improved to 33-4 on the season allowing just three hits and one run in the complete game win. With her seven strikeouts, she now has 654 career strikeouts and moved into sole possession of ninth place on the FSU all-time list.

Notre Dame starter Winter (27-5) settled in after allowing O'Brien's home run in the first. She didn't allow a base hit until the fourth inning when Florida State was able to take a 2-1 lead on back-to-back two-out singles by Bailey Schinella and Celeste Gomez.

Courtney Senas added a solo home run in the fifth to give the Seminoles the final 3-1 score.

Gomez was named tournament MVP and is joined on the 2014 ACC All-Tournament team by O'Brien, Waldrop, Tiffani Brown and Kelly Hensley.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Courtney Senas          CF        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  1  1   1  2  0  3  3
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  1   1  0  1  8  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Victoria Daddis         3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  3  5   3  2  4 21  9
Opp                              24  1  3   1  0  7 18  4

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Courtney Senas (13), Maddie O'Brien (23)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (33-4)   7.0  3  1  1  0  7
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  1  0  7
Opp                  L          6.0  5  3  3  2  4


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NOTRE DAME
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FLORIDA STATE 6, FORDHAM 1
05/16/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Handles Fordham.

The No. 3 Seminoles allowed just one base runner in the first six innings en route to a 6-1 win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 3-ranked and No. 8-seeded Florida State Seminoles (51-6) earned their first win of the 2014 NCAA Tournament with a 6-1 win over Fordham (36-19) on May 16 on JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex.

"A good game for us to get under our belt," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We knew that Fordham was going to come out and swing the bats a bit and Lacey did a great job of keeping them off balance and attacking the plate. It was a good team win. We got a lot of offense and played some great defense behind Lacey. Good day today and we are excited to get on to tomorrow."

Senior Courtney Senas didn't waste any time to show her athleticism as she stole an extra base hit away from Fordham's Amy Van Hoven with a great leaping catch in left center in the top of the first.

The Seminole bats got hot early in the game as back-to-back singles by Senas and Maddie O'Brien sparked a three-run first inning with RBIs by Kelly Hensley, Victoria East and Bailey Schinella.

Lacey Waldrop was nearly perfect in the circle, retiring the first eight batters she faced before Fordham was able to get a base hit on a bunt to third by Cora Ianiro. That would be the only base runner that the Rams would be able to muster against Waldrop before she was relieved by Jessica Burroughs in the top of the sixth.

Waldrop (34-4) ended the game with 5.0 scoreless innings pitched, allowing just one hit and recording seven strikeouts without allowing a walk. The Chester, Va., native hasn't surrendered a walk in her last 14.0 innings over three games.

The Florida State offense provided more than enough for Waldrop as the Seminoles added runs in the third and fourth inning. East came into score from second in the third inning after an extended rundown following a fielder's choice by Schinella.

Two runs came in during the fourth inning after Alex Powers and Tiffani Brown notched base hits early in the frame. An RBI single from Senas and an RBI sac fly from O'Brien pushed the Seminole lead out to 6-0 after four innings.

Brown tied a season high with three hits, knocking a double down the left field line in the second and adding singles in the fourth and sixth. It is the first time she has three hits in a game since February 14 against Southern Miss.

Fordham starter Michele Daubman (18-11) allowed four runs on five hits over 3.0 innings in the loss.

Fordham was able to plate a run in the top of the seventh off of Burroughs after leading off the inning with a single behind the circle by Van Hoven and a double off the wall in left by Elise Fortier. A passed ball by Celeste Gomez gave the Rams their only run of the game.

Burroughs closed out the game with 2.0 innings pitched, allowing two hits, one run while striking out four.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  1  3   0  0  0  0  0
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  1  1   1  1  0  1  2
Kelly Hensley           LF        1  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Lauren Harris         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  2  1   1  0  0  9  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  0 10  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  2  0  5
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  0
  Jessica Burroughs     P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              24  6 10   5  3  2 21  8
Opp                              24  1  3   0  1 11 18 12

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tiffani Brown (6), Victoria East (12)
SF - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (4), Kelly Hensley (2)
SB - FSU-Victoria East (8)
CS - FSU-Lauren Harris (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (34-4)   5.0  1  0  0  0  7
Jessica Burroughs               2.0  2  1  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  1  0  1 11
Opp                  L          6.0 10  6  5  3  2


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FLORIDA STATE 2, SOUTH FLORIDA 0
05/17/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Kossoff and Waldrop Carry FSU to 11-inning Win.

The Seminoles score two runs in the top of the 11th and defeat USF by a score of 2-0.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In the longest game played by Florida State since 2009, the No. 3-ranked and No. 8-seeded Florida State Seminoles (52-6) battled for 10 scoreless innings against USF before pushing across two runs in the 11th to take a 2-0 win over the Bulls on May 17 on JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex.

"What an outstanding game," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "(USF starter) Nevins pitched a gem today. That was a hard-fought game and you know that is what you are going to get this time of year. You put your mentality and toughness to the test as a pitcher, a hitter and a defender.

"You don't know when your moment is going to be called upon. I think Lacey did outstanding today and the defense played tremendous behind her. AK was hot today and swinging the bat really well so it was really cool that her moment came up in a big chance for us."

USF (42-16) opened the bottom of the first with two singles but the runners would not advance any further as Lacey Waldrop and the Noles got out of the inning on two groundouts and a strikeout.

The Bulls would again put two runners on in the third inning but would be held scoreless as Victoria East ended the threat with a nice defensive play on a grounder to first.

USF starter Sarah Nevins had a no-hitter through the first 4.0 innings as the winners bracket game of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional turned into a great pitcher's duel. Nevins allowed five walks before giving up an infield hit to Alex Kossoff to lead off the fifth inning.

Kossoff was moved over to third later in the frame on two illegal pitches by Nevins but would be stranded there on a pop out to the catcher to end the inning.

Waldrop scattered six hits over the first 3.2 innings but settled in to retire the next 10 batters as the game headed into extra innings. She allowed a base hit to the leadoff batter Kristen Wyckoff in the eighth inning and also gave up an intentional walk to Kourtney Salvarola but left both runners stranded. The intentional walk ended Waldrop's streak of 21.2 innings without allowing a walk over her last four games.

USF threatened in the 10th inning as Courtney Goff led off the inning with a single to third and a throwing error allowed her to move all the way to third base with nobody out. It marked the first time in the game that a USF runner had reached third.

After a groundout to first, Celeste Gomez made two amazing defensive plays to get Florida State out of the inning. On a ball in the dirt, the Lake City, Fla. native made a great stop and immediately grabbed the ball and gunned it down to Briana Hamilton at third to pickoff Goff for the second out of the inning. The next pitch was a grounder in front of the plate and Gomez fired out of her stance to scoop and throw the ball to first to end the inning.

The Noles carried that momentum into the top of the 11th inning. Maddie O'Brien walked to open in the frame, followed by a base hit to center by Kelly Hensley off reliever Erica Nunn. USF's starter Nevins reentered and loaded the bases with a four-pitch walk to Bailey Schinella before Kossoff drove an 0-2 pitch into left field scoring two runs to give Florida State a 2-0 advantage.

"I just came up to bat with a plan," said Kossoff. "I was sitting inside and got a pretty good swing on the first two and on the third one I just hacked at it and it dropped in."

"My family is awesome," added Kossoff. "I have been working for that moment through the offseason and the whole season. Usually getting pinch-hit for, I finally get my shot and I got to make the most of it."

Waldrop came back out to finish the game in the bottom of the 11th and after a leadoff single was able to retire the next three batters to improve to 35-4 on the season. The junior is now tied for the school record for victories in a season and has 78 in her career, sixth most in FSU history.

The Chester, Va., native tossed a career-high 11.0 shutout innings, allowing nine hits and recording seven strikeouts. She gave up two walks but both were intentional.

Nevis got the loss and moved to 28-9 on the season. She recorded 11 strikeouts and allowed four hits, one run and nine walks over 11.0 innings.

The game lasted three hours and 45 minutes and was the longest game since a 12-inning contest against Oklahoma State in the Tallahassee Regional on May 16, 2009.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        5  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   0  2  0  2  3
  Ellie Cooper          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     4  1  1   0  1  2  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        4  0  0   0  1  1 15  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        1  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    PR-LF     2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Celeste Gomez           C         4  0  0   0  1  2 10  2
Alex Kossoff            RF        4  0  3   2  1  0  1  0
  Lauren Harris         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        5  0  0   0  0  3  2  5
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  2  5   2  9 11 33 12
Opp                              39  0  9   0  2  7 33 10

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (10)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Courtney Senas (4), Ellie Cooper (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (35-4)  11.0  9  0  0  2  7
                               ===================
FSU                            11.0  9  0  0  2  7
Opp                  L         11.0  5  2  2  9 11


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FLORIDA STATE 2, SOUTH FLORIDA 1
05/18/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Championship

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Advance to Super Regionals.

Florida State defeats USF, 2-1, to win the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on May 18.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State scored two runs in the first inning and that's all that would be needed for the No. 3-ranked and No. 8-seeded Seminoles as they defeated USF (43-17) by a score of 2-1 on May 17 on JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex. With the victory, Florida State (53-6) wins the Tallahassee Regional and moves on to the NCAA Super Regional round for the second year in a row.

"Again, it was battle with Sarah Nevins and USF," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "She pitched a great game. She threw a lot of innings yesterday and for her to come out and fight for her team like that was pretty awesome."

"For our program, we knew we would be battling her and made some adjustments and jumping on after they scored in the first was huge for us," added Alameda. "It was a complete team win and a complete team effort. Obviously, Lacey was giving us quality innings in the circle and pitch-by-pitch battled for us. An outstanding win for the program and we are really excited about next weekend."

USF got out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first after leading off with a base hit up the middle by Juli Weber. She would be retired at second on a failed sacrifice bunt by Ashli Goff. Goff moved to second on a groundout to short and came into score a batter later on an RBI single by Stephanie Medina.

The Noles would take the lead right back in the bottom of the first as Tiffani Brown led off the inning with a base hit to left. Walks to Maddie O'Brien and Alex Kossoff and RBI singles from Kelly Hensley and Bailey Schinella gave Florida State a 2-1 lead after the first inning.

The Bulls got a runner to third base with one out in the top of the third inning, and much like the game on May 17, great defensive plays by Florida State kept USF off the scoreboard. A slap to O'Brien at short was quickly fielded and fired home and Celeste Gomez was able to apply the tag on Kristen Wyckoff for the second out of the inning. Victoria East ended the inning with a backhand grab on a ball in the hole and outran the runner to first.

The game settled in as FSU's Lacey Waldrop and Sarah Nevins again proved that they are two of the top pitchers in the country. After allowing two runs in the first, Nevins would retire 14 straight until issuing a four-pitch walk to O'Brien to start the sixth inning. That would be the final blemish on her scorecard as she retired the next three batters to end the frame.

Nevins (29-10) tossed 6.0 innings, allowing just three hits, two runs and three walks while striking out six in the loss.

Waldrop sent USF down in order in both the second and the fourth inning, but the Bulls continued to fight. USF tried to mount a comeback in the sixth getting two runners on base before a groundout to the circle by Veronica Gajownik ended the inning.

The Noles would also be tested in the seventh inning as USF led off the inning with a base hit by Courtney Goff and was followed by a reaching on a fielding error by East. After a conference in the circle, Waldrop recorded two huge strikeouts and then induced a grounder to Briana Hamilton at third to end the game.

Waldrop improved to 36-4 on the season and is now holds the single-season record for wins by a pitcher in FSU history. The Chester, Va., native scattered seven hits over 7.0 innings, allowing just one walk and striking out four.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
Courtney Senas          CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  1  0   0  2  0  0  3
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   1  0  2  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  2  5  0
Victoria East           1B        2  0  0   0  0  0 11  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  4
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              21  2  3   2  3  6 21 11
Opp                              27  1  7   1  1  4 18  4

E - FSU-Victoria East (6)
2B - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (36-4)   7.0  7  1  1  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  7  1  1  1  4
Opp                  L          6.0  3  2  2  3  6


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SOUTH FLORIDA
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
7
0
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
0
0
0
x
2
3
1

MICHIGAN 17, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/22/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Drop Game One of NCAA Super Regional.

No. 3 Florida State falls to No. 13 Michigan, 17-3 in six innings, to open the Tallahassee Super Regional.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 3-ranked and No. 8-seeded Florida State Seminoles (53-7) couldn't seem to get on track and were defeated by No. 13 Michigan (47-13) by a score of 17-3 in six innings in game one of the NCAA Super Regional at JoAnne Graf Field on May 22.

"Obviously not the game plan we wanted coming out," said head coach Lonni Alalmeda. "We will go back to the drawing board tonight and get some good meals and good rest and take two tomorrow. That's why we play best two out of three. We expect to be out on our game plan tomorrow."

Michigan opened the scoring in the top of the first with two-out hits by Sierra Romero and Caitlin Blanchard. After a passed ball moved the runners up a base, an RBI single by Sierra Lawrence gave the Wolverines a 1-0 after their half of the first inning.

The Seminoles squared the game at 1-1 in their half of the first with singles by Tiffani Brown and Courtney Senas to lead off the inning. Kelly Hensley drove in her 20th RBI of the season with a single to right.

Florida State took the lead in the second with back-to-back singles by Victoria East and Briana Hamilton. Both runners would come in to score later in the inning on a two-out, two-RBI single to left by Senas to give FSU a 3-1 advantage.

The Wolverines fought back with seven runs in the third as the first eight batters reached base. Another Lawrence RBI single as well as bases-loaded 2-run singles by Lauren Sweet and Kelly Christner gave Michigan a 6-3 lead to end the night for FSU starter Lacey Waldrop.

Jessica Burroughs came in to relieve Waldrop and recorded outs to the first two hitters she faced before surrendering a 2-RBI single to USA Softball Player of the Year Top-3 Finalist Sierra Romero to push U-M's lead out to 8-3.

Waldrop (36-5) tossed 2.0 innings, allowing six hits, eight runs, four earned with five walks and two strikeouts in the loss. She matched a season high for runs allowed and set a new season high for walks.

Florida State loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth behind a triple by Brown, a fielding error on a hit by Senas and a walk to Maddie O'Brien. The Seminoles would be unable to plate a run as the next two batters would pop out and strikeout respectively.

Burroughs pitched very well in relief of Waldrop, retiring eight of the first nine batters she faced. Michigan was able to push across another run in the fifth inning as Lyndsay Doyle reached on a two-out throwing error by Brown and came into score a batter later on an RBI double by Nicole Sappingfield.

The Wolverines loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth inning to end Burroughs' outing. The Warner Robins, Ga., native went 3.0 innings and allowed five hits, four runs, three earned with one walk and three strikeouts. Jessica Nori pitched 1.0 innings for FSU, giving up four hits and five runs.

Michigan went on to add eight more runs in the sixth to earn the mercy-rule victory. Megan Betsa pitched the final 4.1 innings to get the win and improve to 18-3. She scattered three hits without allowing a run and recorded seven strikeouts with only one walk.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  2   0  0  1  3  1
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  2   2  0  1  1  0
Maddie O'Brien          SS        1  0  0   0  3  1  1  2
Kelly Hensley           LF        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Lauren Harris         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Victoria East           1B        2  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
  Ellie Cooper          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        3  1  2   0  0  1  2  1
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Burroughs     P                            0  1
  Jessica Nori          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  3  9   3  3  9 18  7
Opp                              34 17 15  14  7  5 18  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tiffani Brown (11), Celeste Gomez (2), Victoria East (7)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (9)
3B - FSU-Tiffani Brown (5)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Briana Hamilton (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (36-5)   2.0  6  8  4  5  2
Jessica Burroughs               3.0  5  4  3  1  3
Jessica Nori                    1.0  4  5  5  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0 15 17 12  7  5
Opp                  W          6.0  9  3  3  3  9


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MICHIGAN
1
0
7
0
1
8
17
15
2
FLORIDA STATE
1
2
0
0
0
0
3
9
3

FLORIDA STATE 6, MICHIGAN 0
05/23/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Forces Game Three.

The No. 3 Seminoles hit four home runs en route to a 6-0 victory over Michigan.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 3-ranked and No. 8-seeded Florida State Seminoles (54-7) used four home runs to blast their way into the winner-take-all game of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional with a 6-0 win over No. 13 Michigan (47-14) at JoAnne Graf Field on May 23.

"This family never quits," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We know that one pitch, one play can change the game and we didn't get down after they kept us off the scoreboard for the first four innings. I love the fight of this team and look to carry this momentum into game three."

Both teams had scoring chances in the first, as the Seminoles and Wolverines each placed two runners on in the opening frame but were unable to score a run.

Starters Lacey Waldrop for Florida State and Megan Betsa of Michigan settled in to toss scoreless innings until the fifth inning.

U-M's Betsa (18-4) retired 11 in a row after allowing a base hit to Courtney Senas in the first. The Seminoles were finally able to get to the Michigan pitcher in the fifth as Bailey Schinella led off the inning with a walk and was pinch run for by Bella D'Errico. She would come into score on a towering home run later in the inning by Celeste Gomez.

That sparked a five-inning for the Seminoles as Maddie O'Brien added a two-run home run and Courtney Senas blasted a solo shot of her own. It marked the first time since April 9, 2006 that Florida State had hit three home runs in an inning.

Victoria East crushed a solo home run in the sixth inning to push FSU's lead out to 6-0.

Waldrop (37-5) was superb in the circle tossing a complete-game shutout, her sixth of the season. She allowed just five hits without a walk and two strikeouts.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  1  1   2  1  1  1  2
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  0  0   0  0  3  2  2
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  2   1  0  0  3  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Victoria East           1B        3  1  1   1  0  0 10  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  1  1   2  0  1  2  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  6  6   6  3  7 21  8
Opp                              26  0  5   0  0  2 21  4

2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Maddie O'Brien (24), Courtney Senas (14), Victoria East (4), Celeste Gomez (5)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Briana Hamilton (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (37-5)   7.0  5  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  0  0  0  2
Opp                  L          7.0  6  6  6  3  7


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
5
1
0
6
6
0
MICHIGAN
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0

FLORIDA STATE 4, MICHIGAN 2
05/23/2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional Championship

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Senas Walk-Off Sends Florida State to WCWS.

The senior centerfielder hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Michigan, 4-2.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Courtney Senas has hit 36 home runs in her four-year career at Florida State, but none have been bigger than her towering two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to propel the No. 3 Seminoles to their eighth Women's College World Series, and first since 2004, with a 4-2 win over No. 13 Michigan on May 23.

"We are extremely elated to be going to Oklahoma City," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "This has been a vision of ours since day one. I don't think you could draw it up any better than that. That was a lot of fun."

Michigan threatened in the top of the first as the Wolverines notched three consecutive two-out hits to load the bases, but FSU starter Lacey Waldrop was able to get the Seminoles out of the inning with a fielder's choice to second base.

Maddie O'Brien led off the Seminole first inning with a walk to raise her season total to 53 and set a new FSU single-season record, breaking the mark set by Erika Leonard in 2012. O'Brien came in to score later in the inning on a base hit by Kelly Hensley.

The Wolverines tied the game in the top of the second with a solo home run Lindsay Montemarano.

Michigan loaded the bases with one out in the third, but were only able to plate one run on a fielder's choice to first to take the lead 2-1. A fly out and a groundout stranded three U-M runners for the second time in the game.

The Seminoles tied the game in the fifth inning on a crazy, two-out play off the bat of Senas. Alex Kossoff led off the inning with an infield single and Tiffani Brown replaced her at first with a fielder's choice.

Senas hit a pop up down the first base line that was right in between the plate, the circle and first base. Michigan pitcher Wagner tried to track the ball down but was unable to get to it in time as the ball tipped off the end of her glove and went toward the Michigan dugout.

Brown, running on contact, saw that Wagner didn't quickly regain control of the ball and continued to sprint around the bases and came all the way in to score from first and tie the ballgame at 2-2.

Waldrop continued to quiet the Wolverine bats the rest of the way. Her changeup was outstanding and fooled batters all game long. Even as Michigan loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the seventh on a walk and two singles, Waldrop stayed calm in the circle and the Seminoles got out of the inning on a strikeout and two groundouts.

Florida State needed only one run in the bottom of the seventh, but got two as O'Brien was walked for the second time in the game setting the stage for Senas.

After working a 1-1 count, the senior outfielder blasted a home run deep into the Tallahassee night beyond left field to give Florida State a 4-2 win and clinch the NCAA Super Regional.

Wagner (24-5) got the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits with three walks and zero strikeouts.

Waldrop improved to 38-5 on the season after throwing her second complete game of the day. The Chester, Va., native scattered 10 hits and gave up two runs, three walks and recorded four strikeouts in the win.

"What a gutsy performance on Lacey's part," added Alameda. "That is a tough Michigan team. They battled through Tempe with a lot of elements and (ASU pitcher) Escobedo and all that good stuff. Our defense played outstanding tonight and we knew someone was going to get a pitch to change the game for us. The team has been about that `one pitch'. One pitch for the team the whole time."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  2  0
Tiffani Brown           2B        4  2  0   0  0  0  0  7
Courtney Senas          CF        4  1  3   3  0  0  3  1
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          PR-1B     0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  4  7   4  3  0 21  9
Opp                              30  2 10   2  3  4 20  9

2B - FSU-Courtney Senas (12)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Courtney Senas (15)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        W (38-5)   7.0 10  2  2  3  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 10  2  2  3  4
Opp                  L          6.2  7  4  4  3  0


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MICHIGAN
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
10
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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
0
1
0
2
4
7
0

OREGON 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/29/2014, WCWS, Oklahoma City, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls to Ducks in WCWS Opener.

No. 1 seeded Oregon tops eighth-seeded Seminole softball, 3-0, behind a strong pitching performance from ace Cheridan Hawkins.

By Steve Stone, Assistant Sports Information Director

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Seminoles.com) - No. 8 seeded Florida State softball’s daunting offense faced a formidable foe in No. 1 seed Oregon and fell on Thursday afternoon, 3-0, in its opening game of the 2014 Women’s College World Series at ASA Stadium in Oklahoma City.

The Ducks (55-7-1) used their short game all afternoon to put runners on base, then came through with timely hits that gave them the cushion needed to win the all-important first game. Oregon was also paced by staff ace and Pac 12 Pitcher of the Year Cheridan Hawkins (34-4). She kept Florida State’s bats silent by allowing just one hit in a complete-game effort, striking out six and walking two.

“Credit Oregon for a well-played game,” FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. “They did a good job of putting pressure on us all day. Obviously this isn’t the result we wanted but we’ve got a strong team who will try to fight back on Saturday. We’ll look to make some adjustments, get some swings in tomorrow and come out sharp in a couple days.”

USA Softball National Player of the Year Lacey Waldrop (38-6) of FSU absorbed the loss but did not allow Oregon’s hot-hitting lineup to catch fire. The Ducks entered the game batting .349, third-best in the nation, but Waldrop’s 10 hits allowed also led to nine runners left on base as she was able to work herself out of jams and keep the Seminoles (55-8) within striking distance. Waldrop finished the game allowing three earned runs while recording two strikeouts and surrendering just one walk.

Florida State redshirt freshman pitcher Jessica Burroughs also earned time in the circle, entering the game with a runner on first base in the bottom of the sixth. The Warner Robins, Ga., native made a quality relief appearance as she managed to get out of a no-out jam with runners on first and second base. Burroughs induced a short pop-up from Courtney Ceo, the NCAA’s leader with a .492 batting average, then forced a strikeout and a groundout to get out of the inning unscathed.

National Fastpitch Coaches Association First-Team All-American Maddie O’Brien was one of four players to reach base today, providing the ‘Noles with their only hit on a leadoff single to right field to start the game. Senior Courtney Senas and redshirt senior Briana Hamilton drew walks, while redshirt senior Tiffani Brown reached base on a fielding error in the sixth.

“She was more of an off-speed pitcher than we’ve seen much of this season,” Maddie O’Brien said of Oregon starter Cheridan Hawkins. “She spins the ball real well and got us out in front all day. She’s a great pitcher.”

Three Oregon players finished with multiple-hit games, as Janie Takeda (2-for-4), Alexa Peterson (2-for-4) and Nikki Udria (2-for-4) all garnered two hits apiece.

The top of the FSU lineup threatened Hawkins in the top of the first, but came away with no runs. O’Brien started the game with a single to right field, then advanced to second base with one out when Senas drew a walk in what was a 10-pitch at-bat. However, a strikeout by Hamilton and a groundout by Kelly Hensley ended the top half scoreless.

Janelle Lindvall’s RBI groundout to the right side brought home Alyssa Gillespie to give the Ducks an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. The big hit of the inning came on a one-out single by Janie Takeda that brought Gillespie from first to third base and put her in scoring position.

The Ducks got a big two-out single up the middle by Nikki Udria in the bottom of the second to plate Alexa Peterson and extend the Oregon lead to 2-0. Karine Shaver’s sacrifice bunt allowed Peterson to reach second base and eventually wind up scoring when FSU’s throw home sailed over the head of catcher Celeste Gomez on Udria’s hit. Waldrop battled back and induced a groundout by Gillespie to finish the second inning.

Another two-out RBI paid big dividends for Oregon in the bottom of the fifth. Koral Costa provided the Ducks with their first extra-base hit of the game with a double to left field, and Peterson followed with a run-scoring double down the left field line on an 0-1 pitch to give UO a three-run cushion.

The Seminoles attempted to make one last comeback bid in the top of the seventh when Hamilton started the inning with a walk, FSU’s second lead-off player to reach base. Hensley then made solid contact off Hawkins but delivered a deep fly ball out at left field toward the warning track. A subsequent strikeout and a flyout to centerfield by Victoria East ended the game.

“We’ve got to stay together and make adjustments for this next game coming up,” O’Brien added. “We’ve got to stay together and we’ll need everyone to step up on Saturday.”

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Maddie O'Brien          SS        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
Courtney Senas          CF        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  3
Kelly Hensley           LF-RF     3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Stephanie Hartness    LF-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Alex Powers           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Victoria East           1B        3  0  0   0  0  0 12  0
Celeste Gomez           C         2  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Alex Kossoff            RF-DP     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  3
  Jessica Burroughs     P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              23  0  1   0  2  6 18 10
Opp                              28  3 11   3  1  3 21  5

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Lacey Waldrop        L (38-6)   5.0 10  3  3  1  2
Jessica Burroughs               1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             6.0 11  3  3  1  3
Opp                  W          7.0  1  0  0  2  6


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
OREGON
1
1
0
0
1
0
x
3
11
1

BAYLOR 7, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/31/2014, WCWS, Oklahoma City, Ok

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

`Noles End WCWS Run with Loss to Baylor.

No. 8 seed Seminole softball bows out of the Women's College World Series with a 7-2 loss to the 13th-seeded Bears in Saturday's elimination game.

By Steve Stone, Assistant Sports Informaton Director.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Despite a season-long performance that hadn’t been seen in a decade, the Florida State softball team was unable to keep its momentum going as it ended its year with a 7-2 loss to Baylor in an elimination game on Saturday at the Women’s College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Making a return trip to softball’s biggest stage for the first time since 2004, the Seminoles (55-9) were unable to capitalize at the plate in their two games against No. 1 seed Oregon and Baylor. The Bears (47-16) made somewhat of a surprising start when they decided to go with right-hander Heather Stearns (14-4), who had a quality performance in the circle.

Baylor shortstop Jordan Strickland hurt Florida State with her bat, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI. She delivered two 2-run shots in the second inning and the sixth, with her final one quelling some FSU momentum that was developing later in the game as it gave the Bears a 7-2 lead.

"What an outstanding venture for our program," FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. "Hats off to Baylor, they came back. We all came with our backs against the wall and they got some timely hitting and took advantage of some things."

Stearns retired her first eight batters faced in the game and did not surrender a base hit until Alex Kossoff’s well-placed bunt single in the bottom of the third. Throwing in the mid to upper 60’s, Stearns showed overpowering stuff at times and mixed her spots up well on the inside and outside.

Kossoff led Florida State at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. The ‘Noles had five base hits, including a pinch-hit double by Ellie Cooper off Baylor All-American pitcher Whitney Canion.

The loss ends a prolific season for Florida State, which churned out two NFCA First Team All-Americans in pitcher Lacey Waldrop and shortstop Maddie O’Brien. Waldrop (38-7) took the loss, allowing three earned runs on six hits in four innings pitched. The Chester, Va., native ends her junior season as the most decorated pitcher in school history since Jessica van der Linden.

Waldrop earned several honors in 2014 – the USA Softball National Player of the Year, the ACC Pitcher of the Year, seven ACC Pitcher of the Week awards and an NFCA National Player of the Week honor. She finishes the year with 38 victories, the most in a single season in school history.

The careers of Tiffani Brown, Celeste Gomez, Kelly Hensley, Courtney Senas, Briana Hamilton and Jessica Nori come to a close for the Seminoles. The senior class, which includes two redshirt seniors in Brown and Hamilton, will be known as the veterans that helped restore Florida State’s place among the top programs in the country by guiding it to its first WCWS since 2004.

"We have tears in our eyes here," Alameda added when talking about the seniors. "They have a lot of heart. We go back a long time. We grew up as a family together. I'm going to get teary eyed."

A 1-2-3 top of the first inning did not go without some excitement. Centerfielder Courtney Senas made a great play when she ranged far to her right side and took away a hit from Baylor’s Ari Hawkins at the warning track for the second out of the game. Hawkins lifted the pitch to deep left center and was robbed of a probable double by the Hawaii native.

The Bears piled on three runs in the top of the second inning. Sarah Smith stepped to the plate with two runners in scoring position and recorded an RBI groundout to the left side to put Baylor ahead 1-0. Strickland followed with a two-run home run on an 0-1 pitch to left center, giving the Bears a three-run cushion in the early going.

The Seminoles’ first big opportunity came in the bottom of the third. With two outs, Kossoff delivered a bunt single for the ‘Noles’ first base hit of the game. Maddie O’Brien then came to the plate and walked on four straight pitches, and Brown battled from behind the count to force a walk to load the bases. However, Senas struck out swinging on a 1-2 rise ball inside and up to keep FSU scoreless through three frames.

Hurt by a few two-out RBI singles in its loss to Oregon, Florida State was burned by a few more insurance runs from the Bears when the inning was nearly over. Strickland hit a sharp chopper to third base that was mishandled by Hamilton as she tried to make a back-handed play, allowing Linsey Hays to score from second base to put BU up 4-0. Robin Landrith then laced an RBI single to right field to pad the lead at 5-0.

Florida State ignited a rally in the bottom of the fifth, using a two-run single by Hamilton to climb back into the game. An infield single by Brown loaded the bases with one out for Senas, who hit a sharp lineout to left field for the second out. Hamilton then laced her single to centerfield to plate Kossoff and O’Brien. Kelly Hensley ended the inning with a deep flyout to the warning track in left field to keep the game at 5-2.

The back-breaking play came when Strickland delivered her second two-run home run of the game, this time in the sixth inning, to push the Bears ahead 7-2. The round tripper came with two outs in the frame, their fourth run of the day with two outs.

Florida State had its chance to respond in the sixth, as Cooper led off with a double and Victoria East followed with a walk. However, a flyout by Celeste Gomez and back-to-back lineouts by Kossoff and O’Brien ended the threat. Florida State would then go down in a row in the bottom of the seventh to finish its season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Maddie O'Brien          SS        2  1  0   0  2  1  0  3
  Bella D'Errico        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tiffani Brown           2B        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  5
Courtney Senas          CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Briana Hamilton         3B        4  0  1   2  0  2  0  1
Kelly Hensley           LF-DP     3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bailey Schinella        DP        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ellie Cooper          PR-1B     1  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
Victoria East           1B-DP     2  0  0   0  1  0  6  0
  Lauren Harris         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Celeste Gomez           C         3  0  0   0  0  2  9  1
Alex Kossoff            RF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Lacey Waldrop           P                            0  1
  Jessica Burroughs     P                            0  0
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FSU                              26  2  5   2  5  8 21 11
Opp                              29  7  8   6  0  7 21  3

E - FSU-Briana Hamilton (11)
2B - FSU-Ellie Cooper (3)
HR - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Lacey Waldrop        L (38-7)   4.0  6  5  3  0  3
Jessica Burroughs               3.0  2  2  2  0  4
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FSU                             7.0  8  7  5  0  7
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0  5  2  2  5  8


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