Feb. 28, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Junior Sarah Hamilton tossed her second-straight no-hitter and seniors Carly Wynn and Tory Haddad both homered as the 18th-ranked Florida State softball team clobbered Kent State, 6-0, Sunday afternoon.
The win concludes the trip to Columbus, Ga. for a Seminoles (15-2) team that went 4-1 over the course of the three-day NFCA Leadoff Classic.
“I was very pleased with how we played this weekend,” FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. “We dropped that first game but we came back and closed it out strong. The pitching was excellent and the bats got going for us.”
Hamilton ot the call in the circle against KSU less than 24 hours after her no-hit performance versus Hofstra the night before.
The junior standout was on fire once again, earning her second no-hitter in as many days and seventh victory of the season. The no-hitter was the fifth of her career as she struck out an impressive 14 batters, which was good enough for her season best.
As mentioned, Haddad and Wynn led the way on offense. Both had a homerun and both had two RBIs. Sophomore Shayla Jackson also continued her torrid start to the 2010 season with two RBIs of her own.
Florida State left just six batters on base.
Wynn began the game with a bang by hammering her second solo homerun in as many days. FSU’s leadoff hitter crushed the fourth pitch she saw on 2-1 count that went sailing over the right-center fence for a 1-0 lead in the bottom half of the first inning.
Wynn continued a weekend of fantastic play two innings later when she led off the third with a triple down the left field line.
Jackson’s slow roller to second base then got Wynn home as she sprinted from third and dove around the catcher and tapped home plate for a highlight-reel score.
Redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg beat out a throw from shortstop in the fifth inning to get on base for Haddad.
A few pitches later, Haddad forced a ball out of the ballpark for her team-high fourth homerun of the season that also brought Ahrberg in.
In the bottom of the sixth, Wynn punched a double to left field that plated Courtney Rosen and extended the ‘Noles’ lead to 5-0.
Wynn then had the chance to cross the plate as Jackson registered her second RBI of the day with a timely single.
FSU will be on the road once again this coming week. The Seminoles will leave Wednesday and head south to take part in a tournament at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton.
The ‘Noles first game in south Florida is March 5 at 4 p.m. against Eastern Michigan.