April 1, 2006
Florida State v. Georgia Tech Notes & Quotes
Left fielder Natasha Jacob (Coppell, Texas) scored a pair of runs in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, giving her 132 for her career. She moved into eighth in school history, passing Leslie Barton.
The All-America candidate Jacob also had two hits in each game, increasing her team lead to 15 multi-hit games. She went to the plate eight times during the afternoon, leaving her just two short of Christy Larsen for tenth in school history at 687 at-bats.
Florida State’s nine runs in the first game of the doubleheader were its most in a conference game since beating Virginia 12-1 on April 26, 2003. It was the Seminoles’ first run rule victory during league play since an 8-0 win over NC State on May 1, 2004.
The win over Georgia Tech in the opener snapped a three-game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets after they swept the season series in 2005.
By taking the opening game of the series against the Yellow Jackets, Florida State has won 26 of its last 28 ACC series. Since losing the first game to Georgia Tech in 2000, the Seminoles only losses in the series openers have been to Georgia Tech last season and this year against Boston College.
FSU Head Coach Dr. JoAnne Graf:
On beating Georgia Tech:
“We hit the ball hard, we hit down and we made them make some plays. We scored early and then Tiffany (McDonald) did a great job of keeping them off balance.”
On Tiffany McDonald:
“I think she threw a great game. It took her a little while to get use to the umpire’s strike zone, but I think then she started hitting it and the defense played really well, they did a great job behind her.”
On Natasha Jacob:
“She’s just consistent. She’s consistently finding a way to get on. With her speed, if the defense makes any hesitation, she’s going to end up beating them to the bag. She did a great job today in the first game.”