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FSU Softball Hosts Tallahassee Democrat Florida State Invitational March 17-19

March 16, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State softball team (19-13) will host Iowa State in a
single game on Thursday, March 16th. The contest will serve as a “warmup”
for the 17th Annual Tallahassee Democrat Florida State Invitational which
gets underway on Friday, March 17th and concludes on Sunday, March 19th.
Sixteen of some of the country’s best softball teams will participate in
the annual tournament which will be held at two sites in the Seminole
Softball Complex and Messer Park.

14th-ranked Michigan highlights the 16-team pool. The Wolverines
were winners of the tournament back in 1995. Last year’s champions, the
UMass Minutewomen, will also be participating. Each team will play three
games on Friday. Florida State will face Troy State at Noon at Messer
Park, Miami-Ohio at 4 p.m. and Kansas at 6 p.m. at the Seminole Softball
Complex. As always, admission is free!

A complete game bracket follows.

Friday, March 17

10:00 am Maryland No. Iowa Princeton Troy State UMass
Bethune-Cookman Virginia Tech Ga. Southern Miami (OH) Ga. St.
12:00 pm Maryland Virginia Tech Kansas Florida State Michigan
No. Iowa Bethune-Cookman Miami (OH) Troy State Iowa St.
2:00 pm Georgia State UMass
FAMU Furman
4:00 pm Georgia State UMass Ga. Southern Michigan FSU
Furman FAMU Iowa State Princeton Miami(OH)
6:00 pm Maryland No. Iowa Princeton Michigan FSU
Virginia Tech Bethune-Cookman Iowa State Ga. Southern Kansas
8:00 pm FAMU Kansas
Furman Troy St.

Saturday, March 18

The two teams from each Pool with the best record through Friday’s action
will advance to the Championship bracket while the two remaining teams from
each Pool will advance to the Consolation bracket. Saturday’s bracket play
will begin at 10 a.m., at Messer Park and the Seminole Softball Complex.

Sunday, March 19

There will be two games played at the Seminole Softball Complex on Sunday.
The Consolation bracket final game will be played at 10 a.m. The
Championship bracket final game will be played at Noon.

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