Sept. 28, 2005
Highlighting the fall schedule for the Florida State softball team is their trip to Maine. The Seminoles won a pair of scrimmages against the University of Maine on Saturday. Florida State’s offense was on a roll as every hitter that got into the game reached first base at least once.
Leading the Seminoles was newcomer Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) as she collected four hits during the two contests. The junior shortstop drove in a pair of runs, scored another and hit a triple in the second game. Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) picked up a trio of doubles, drove in three runs and crossed the plate three times. Senior Carly Brieske (Safety Harbor, Fla.) scored twice in the first game.
Picking up where she left off last season was sophomore pitcher Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.). The ACC Freshman of the Year surrendered just one hit in six innings of work over the two games with 11 strikeouts. Rookie hurlers Kayla Collins (Niceville, Fla.) and Melissa May (Wenatchee, Wash.) threw well in their college debuts. Collins gave up just one run with five strikeouts while May equaled Collins’ strikeout total and surrendered just two unearned runs.
Beyond the experience gained on the ball diamond, the trip was a chance for the Seminoles to experience the New England culture. After the games on Saturday the team traveled to a local restaurant, Maine Luau, for a lobster dinner. Sunday the Seminoles went to Bar Harbor for a whale watch expedition in the Atlantic Ocean.