April 22, 2016 - by
Florida State Welcomes Virginia Tech For Military Appreciation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Winners of 20 of its last 21 conference games, No. 8 Florida State (35-5, 13-1 ACC) will look to continue its dominance in the ACC as the Seminoles host Virginia Tech (24-24, 10-8 ACC) for a three-game series at JoAnne Graf Field on April 23-24. “Virginia Tech has been through one of the toughest schedules in the country this season and will come in battle-tested and ready to play,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda.

“We needed to come from behind for wins in all three games last year, going to extras twice. They are a competitive team and Maggie Tyler has been impressive for them in the circle.

“We’re also looking forward to honoring our veterans and those in the armed forces for everything they’ve given this country during our Military Appreciation Day on Sunday.”

Florida State leads the all-time series with Virginia Tech, 21-16, dating back to 2005. The Noles have won nine of the last 10 matchups, including a three-game sweep last season in Blacksburg, Va.

It is the first time that Florida State and Virginia Tech are playing in Tallahassee since 2011, as each of the last 12 games in the series have been played either at neutral sites or at Tech Softball Park.

The Seminoles have won 20 of their last 21 ACC games and are 75-9 in their last 84 ACC regular season games. The last time Florida State lost a conference series was on the road at Maryland on May 5-6, 2012.

The series will begin with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 23, starting at 4:00 p.m., while Sunday’s finale will start at 12:00 p.m. Prior to Saturday’s first game, there will be a special on-field recognition of members of the Dugout Club, the FSU softball booster organization.

Sunday’s game will be FSU softball’s annual Military Appreciation Day, where the team will wear special uniforms and there will be ceremonies and events throughout the game to celebrate veterans and those currently serving in the military.

Former Seminole softball player and current second lieutenant in the Army Reserves, Kelly Hensley, along with her father Daniel, retired Air Force Master Sergeant, will be on hand to throw out the first pitch.

All three games of the series will be broadcast on Seminole Softball Radio, a free live streaming service through Seminoles.com. Robin Ahrberg and Ryann Day will be on the call, while live stats can also be found online at Seminoles.com.

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