Feb. 18, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the first home mid-week game this year, Florida State dominated the field to defeat South Alabama, 6-1, in the first regular season meeting between the teams. The Seminoles improve to a stellar 9-2 while the Jaguars slip back to 3-7 in week three of the 2009 season.
Picking up the win after three innings of work was junior Terese Gober, now 6-1 after striking out four and giving up just two hits and no runs. The veteran pitcher was relieved by sophomore Sarah Hamilton who entered in the fourth and also gave up two hits while striking out seven batters and walking one. Newcomer Lauren Varsalona would enter in the seventh and face four batters, giving up South Alabama’s lone run and recording one strike out.
Leading the offense for the Noles once again was top-hitter Carly Wynn. The junior outfielder went 3-for-4, improving her season batting average to .400, while scoring two runs and picking up a stolen base.
Sophomores Mallory Borden and Ashley Stager each contributed to the hits category for FSU. Borden was 2-for-3 with one RBI while Stager stretches her hitting streak to eight straight games with one against the Jags and scored two runs for the Noles.
Fellow second-year Nole, Brittany Joseph, went a perfect 2-for-2 on top of scoring a run in the second inning. Rounding out the numbers for Florida State was redshirt senior Jessica Gilmore and freshman Amber Bryant who each notched one hit with Bryant also scoring once.
¬Overall, FSU out-hit South Alabama 10 to five while committing just one error to the visitor’s three.
This weekend the Garnet and Gold will host its second of three tournaments, the Seminole Classic, beginning with East Carolina at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Seminoles will also face Indiana, UC Riverside and the Michigan Wolverines who are ranked No. 4 in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 Poll.