April 18, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tatiana George and Kim Hoffer went 2-for-3 at the plate and six other Seminoles tallied a hit, as Florida State overpowered Florida A&M, 4-1, Monday evening on JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex. FSU improved to 28-18 overall while the Rattlers dropped to 33-28.
Freshman Tiffany McDonald (13-5) made a dazzling appearance in the circle for the Tribe tossing seven innings, allowing one earned run on five hits. McDonald walked just one Rattler and struck out five batters. Alicia Mitchell claimed the loss for FAMU and fell to 5-3 after tossing 2.2 innings.
Although Florida State has struggled offensively this season, it did not appear like it Monday as the Tribe mustered 10 hits, including three doubles. George and Hoffer registered one each, and sophomore LaShaun Davis collected the other one. Davis had a 1-for-2 day at the plate with a walk and an RBI. George scored twice, Hoffer touched home once, and junior designated player BillieAnne Gay (1-2) earned the other run, respectively.
Florida A&M was led by Ashley Mitchell who went 1-for-1 with a solo RBI in the top of the sixth inning.
After two innings of scoreless ball, the Tribe got their bats working in the bottom of the third inning when Gay reached base on a single. Back-to-back doubles by Hoffer and George added two runs on the board and Wood followed with an RBI single to the outfield to score George for the 3-0 lead.
The team added one more run in the bottom of the fifth to give McDonald a little insurance. George led off with a single and stole second before Davis brought her in on an RBI double.
Wednesday the Tribe faces off with Florida A&M again at 6:00 p.m. Live audio and Game Tracker will be available.