March 14, 2008
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – In only the second round of conference play this season, the Florida State softball team downed Virginia 9-1 and 8-3 at The Park in Charlottesville, Va., on March 14. The Seminoles improve to 20-9 on the season and 3-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In the first victory of the day, eight of the nine batters recorded hits as the Seminoles scored four earned and five unearned runs off of Virginia.
Improving her record to 6-1 following the win was senior Tiffany McDonald who gave up just one earned run on five hits while striking out eight Cavaliers. McDonald continues to lead the Seminole pitching staff with her impressive 1.08 ERA.
Sophomore pitcher, Terese Gober, was awarded the win for game two after pitching for six innings. She gave up four hits and three earned runs with five strikeouts, moving her record to 7-6 and her ERA to 1.93.
After two complete games against Virginia, freshman Brittany Joseph became the heavy-hitter for the Seminoles. The utility player went 3-for-5 this evening, scoring two runs and notching her second career double for a .600 average against the Cavaliers.
Veteran Robin Ahrberg was a force to be reckoned with on offense as she went 3-for-6 with a double and a three-run RBI homer over dead center in the 8-3 game two win. This is the second time in her Seminole career the sophomore has gone yard as she led the Seminoles with five RBI’s and seven total bases against UVa.
Senior Brittany Osmon was once again an offensive threat as she notched four RBI’s on three hits, one of them a double, and scored four runs for Florida State. Osmon will enter Saturday’s game with the Cavaliers with an impressive .383 season average, topping the Seminole squad.
The two victories this evening extends FSU’s winning streak to 58-15 overall and 14-6 in Charlottesville. Both losses drop Virginia to 7-15 overall and 2-3 in the ACC this season.
Florida State will face-off with Virginia once again on Saturday, March 15, as it closes out the three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at The Park.