May 7, 2005
PROVO, Utah — It was a completely different game Friday evening during the backend of a doubleheader between Florida State and Brigham Young University.
After defeating the Cougars 12-3 in run-rule fashion, the Seminoles gave up 11 hits and five runs as BYU defeated Florida State, 5-2. Freshman pitcher Tiffany McDonald (14-8) dropped her fourth straight contest after tossing 2.2 innings, allowing three runs off of five hits. Senior Casey Hunter attempted relief work for the Seminoles, hurling 3.1 innings and giving up six hits and two earned runs. For the Cougars, Daniella Urincho earned the win and improved to 14-2 on the season.
Junior left fielder Natasha Jacob improved her hit streak to 17 games and led the team with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate. Junior shortstop Kim Hoffer was a perfect 1-for-1 with an RBI, a run scored, and two walks. LaShaun Davis, BillieAnne Gay and Veronica Wootson each tallied a hit for the Garnet and Gold.
Left fielder Krystle Chamberlain went 2-for-2 and right fielder Lindi Kennedy recorded three RBIs to lead the Cougar offense.
BYU posted four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the early lead. The Seminoles added two in the top of the sixth when Davis tripled and Hoffer followed with an RBI single. Freshman Brittany Osmon hit a sacrifice fly to advance Hoffer to second and the native of Houston, Texas, reached third on a passed ball before Gay knocked-in her with an RBI single (4-2). The Cougars recorded one more run in the bottom of the sixth off of two hits (5-2) and the Seminoles attempted to mount a seventh inning rally when Veronica Wootson and George hopped on base to open the inning. However, Wood went down swinging and Lesley Palmer slammed a line drive double play to the pitcher to end the game.
Florida State plays in less than 24 hours against the University of Utah (DH) beginning at 2:00 p.m. (EST).