April 16, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State defeated Maryland in extra innings the first game (1-0) before the Terps stormed back the second contest to hand the Seminole softball team a 7-2 loss this afternoon on JoAnne Graf Field. The squads will wrap-up the Atlantic Coast Conference series Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
The loss snapped a 15-game win streak the Seminoles held against Maryland that dated back to the 1999 season.
The Tribe ended the day with a 26-18 overall and 7-6 ACC record while the Terps are now 20-13 on the season and 4-4 in league action.
Florida State’s top player, Natasha Jacob, was in normal form during the doubleheader as she went 4-for-8 (.500) and scored one run. LaShaun Davis and Veronica Wootson had identical batting marks as both women went 3-for-7 (.429) and added one stolen base a piece. Jacob, Davis and Wootson each recorded 3-for-4 performances during the first game in which the Seminoles won 1-0.
Senior Casey Hunter (14-12, 1.39 ERA) earned a victory in the circle for FSU while freshman pitcher Tiffany McDonald (13-5, 1.44 ERA) took the loss in the second outing. For Maryland, Crystal Crew dropped to 4-3 with a loss during the first contest and Jessica Aditays earned the win in game two.
Hunter pitched 13.2 innings on the day, striking out 16 batters and allowing just four runs and six walks.
FLORIDA STATE 1, MARYLAND 0
The Seminoles and Terps competed in 8.5 scoreless innings before senior third baseman Lesley Palmer singled down the left field line with two outs and scored junior Natasha Jacob as Florida State escaped with a victory Saturday afternoon on JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex. Final score was 1-0.
Jacob reached base on an error by the second baseman and then shortstop Kim Hoffer laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance her. Jacob reached third safely on a stolen base and then easily touched home after Palmer slammed a clean shot down the line.
Senior Casey Hunter (14-12) picked up the win for the Tribe, pitching 9.0 innings with 10 strikeouts. She allowed no runs on six hits and walked four batters. Crystal Crews threw 8.2 innings and took the loss in the circle for the Terps. She gave up 11 hits and struck out five FSU batters.
MARYLAND 7, FLORIDA STATE 0
The Terrapins snapped a 15-game skid against the Seminoles with a 7-2 victory during the backend of a doubleheader on JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex Saturday night. The last time the Terps earned a win against the Tribe was during the 1999 season.
The Terps jumped on the board early, scoring three runs in the top of the third inning. They added four more in the seventh to make the score 7-0.
Florida State scored two runs in its last at bat when freshman Brittany Osmon doubled with Davis on base. Junior BillieAnne Gay followed with a double of her own and brought in Osmon for the second run. The Seminoles ended the game with three players left on base.
Freshman Tiffany McDonald (13-5) took the loss for FSU, allowing four hits, three runs and two walks in 2.1 innings of work. Jessica Aditays picked up the win in the circle for the Terps, pitching 7.0 innings with six strikeouts and two runs scored.
Osmon went 2-for-3 at the plate for FSU with an RBI and a run scored.