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FSU Softball Set To Defend ACC Crown

April 27, 2000




COMING UP THIS WEEKEND…

Florida State hosts the 9th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament,
April 29-May 1, at the Seminole Softball Complex. Third-seeded Florida
State will face No. 2 seeded Maryland at 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 29th.
See complete
tourney bracket inside.


DIAMOND DUST…

RECORD: 40-24

STREAK: won six

LAST OUTING: The Lady Seminoles put on an offensive clinic with 16 runs
off of 21 hits in a 7-1, 9-1 sweep over Campbell in Buies Creek, N.C., on
Saturday.


THE LADY SEMINOLES QUICKLY…

Batting Leader: Serita Brooks, .389

Hits Leader: Serita Brooks, 79

Runs Leader: Serita Brooks, 47

Doubles Leader: Natalie Bennett, 10

Teresa Edenfield, 10

Triples Leader: Kimmy Carter, 6

Home Runs Leader: Teresa Edenfield, 3

Kelly Miller, 3

RBIs Leader: Teresa Edenfield, 40

Stolen Bases Leader: Serita Brooks, 39

ERA Leader: Leslie Malerich, 1.13

(26-13 current record)

FOR THE RECORD

ACC Record 2-2

SAAC Record 4-2

Home 17-9

Away 14-1

Neutral 9-14

Tournament Play 17-19

vs ranked opponents 2-11

Day Games 32-19

Night Games 8-5

One run games 11-11

Two run games 4-2

Five+ run games 17-3

Extra innings 2-6

Shutouts 20-7



COACH’S CORNER

Dr. JoAnne Graf is in her 22nd season at the helm of the Lady Seminole
program. Her record stands at 1044-309-6. In 1999, Graf became the first
coach in NCAA Division I history to amass 1,000 Division I victories and
the first to reach that plateau at one university. She has guided FSU to
five College World Series, 12 NCAA Regional appearances, two slowpitch
National Championships and seven ACC Championships. Her coaching has
produced 17 All-Americans and numerous all-region and all-conference
selections.


YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

The ACC Softball Tournament championship game on Monday, May 1st will be
aired on Sunshine Network on tape delay, at 7 p.m.


ACC TOURNAMENT ACTION

Once again, Tallahassee and Florida State will serve as hosts of the
Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Championship. This year’s tournament
will be played April 29-May 1 at the Seminole Softball Complex.
All-tournament tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth while single-day
tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth. The schedule:


Saturday, April 29

Game 1: Virginia vs. Georgia Tech 1:00 pm

Game 2: Maryland vs. Florida State 3:00 pm

Game 3: North Carolina vs. Winner Game 1 5:00 pm


Sunday, April 30

Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 1:00 pm

Game 5: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 3:00 pm

Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3 5:00 pm


Monday, May 1

Game 7: Loser Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 11:00 am

Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 7 1:00 pm

Game 9: if needed 3:30 pm


BRANDON WILL BE READY

Staci Brandon, who suffered a left ankle sprain in game one vs. Campbell,
has progressed nicely and will be ready for action on Saturday. Kelly
Miller, who fractured her right thumb in the Auburn series, remains in a
cast and will not play the rest of the regular season.


40 AND COUNTING…

FSU’s 40 wins so far this season already equals the Tribe’s total wins of
last season.


WINNING STREAK

FSU’s six-game winning streak ties the second-longest for the Tribe this
season. The Lady Seminoles won eight straight from Feb. 16-26th and won
six straight, March 12-17th.


FSU IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT

* FSU’s overall ACC Tournament record is 24-5.

* FSU has won seven of eight ACC Tournament titles.

* Including this season, FSU has hosted the ACC Tournament seven times,
including three consecutive seasons.

* FSU’s #3 seeding in this year’s tourney is the lowest for the Noles in an
ACC Tourney. Previously, FSU had been the #1 seed five times and the #2
seed three times.

* FSU has had seven players earn ACC Tournament MVP honors. They are:
Susan Buttery (1992), Lisa Davidson (1993), Cindy Lawton (1995), Renee
Espinoza (1996), Kristy Fuentes (1997), Stacy Venable (1998), Danielle Cox
(1999).

* FSU’s ACC Tournament History:











YearSeedRecordFinishLocation
1992#13-0ChampionTallahassee
1993#14-1ChampionTallahassee
1994#13-2Runner upTallahassee
1995#13-1ChampionTallahassee
1996#23-0ChampionRaleigh, NC
1997#12-1Co-ChampionMarietta, GA
1998#23-0ChampionTallahassee
1999#23-0ChampionTallahassee


THE LADY SEMINOLES IN LAST YEAR’S ACC TOURNEY

FSU won its fifth straight ACC title and seventh overall with a 3-0 sweep
in last year’s ACC Tournament. Here’s a quick look…

* FSU defeated North Carolina 2-1 in 10 innings to start things off.
Danielle Cox kept the Tribe alive with an in-the-park home run in the
seventh inning to tie the game. Kimmy Carter hit a sacrifice fly in the
bottom of the 10th to score Cox and advance FSU to the semi-finals.

* FSU shutout UVA in the semifinals, 1-0, scoring its lone run in the first
inning.

* FSU and UVA would meet again in the championship game and the Lady
Seminoles would again prevail, 3-0. The contest went scoreless until the
fifth inning, when Becky Wallace pinch hit and drove in Tami Post. Dana
Bailey also scored in the inning on a wild pitch and Becky Brock on a
fielder’s choice.

* Tami Post, Teresa Edenfield and Stacy Venable all earned ACC
All-Tournament team honors, while Danielle Cox was named MVP.


WHY IMPORTANT?

Sweeping East Carolina was important for many reasons. Not only were wins
over a ranked regional opponent advantageous, but wins over a Southern
Atlantic Alliance opponent was most beneficial. The five ACC schools and
East Carolina make up the Southern Atlantic Alliance. All six teams play a
doubleheader throughout the season and the team with the best record at the
end of that competition, earns an automatic bid to regionals. FSU is
currently in second place in the SAA and will play doubleheaders with
Virginia and Maryland, May 3rd and 4th. The SAA standings are …

UNC 6-2

FSU 4-2

UVA 5-3

Maryland 4-4

Ga. Tech 3-7

E. Carolina 2-6


GET THE BROOM OUT

The Tribe has recorded 10 sweeps this season, including three in a row.


GO-TO GIRL

FSU has won 10 of its last 12 games and Leslie Malerich is most of the
reason. Malerich earned eight of those victories and was the pitcher of
record, going 8-2, in 10 straight games from April 8th to April 21st.


ON A ROLL

Brandi Stuart is on a current 10-game streak and has hit safely in 17 of
the last 20 games. She now has 19 multi-hit games and is also closing in
on teammate Serita Brooks in the stolen base department. Stuart now has 32
steals on the year and has recorded at least one in eight of the last nine
games.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

Natalie Bennett hit her second home run of the season, and first
in-the-park home run, in game two vs. Campbell on April 22nd, which just
happens to be Bennett’s birthday!


NOLES SWEEP WEEKLY HONORS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK

FSU swept the ACC weekly softball honors for April 24th, making it the
second consecutive week the Tribe has done so. This time it was Brandi
Stuart as player of the week while Leslie Malerich was named the league’s
pitcher of the week for the sixth time this season. The duo led the Noles
to a 4-0 record over the past week.

* Stuart posted a .583 batting average by going 7-for-12 in the four games.
She drove in four runs, scored five runs and had four steals and turned in
a slugging percentage of .833.

* Malerich tossed a pair of complete-game shutouts against No. 24 East
Carolina. She allowed just five hits, all singles, in 14 innings, struck
out eight and walked just two in facing 49 batters.


ACC PITCHER OF THE WEEK #5

Leslie Malerich was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week for April 17th. She
was once again dominant on the mound as she went 4-1 for the week with a
pair of shutout victories. She opened the week with a complete-game, 7-0
win at Florida A&M, and followed that outing with another complete-game,
7-0 win over Auburn in the first game of a twin bill. In the second game of
FSU’s doubleheader with North Carolina, the sophomore hurler entered the
contest with one out in the first inning and the Seminoles trailing by a
4-0 score. She proceeded to shut out the Tar Heels for the remaining 6.2
innings en route to her fourth win of the week, a 5-4 decision.


BRANDON EARNS LEAGUE HONOR

Junior Staci Brandon was named the ACC Player of the Week for April 17th
after going 10-for-23 (.435) with eight RBI and six runs scored. In the
first game of the doubleheader with Auburn, Brandon went 3-for-4 with two
RBI and a run scored. Against UNC, she went 3-for-8 in the two games,
including a two-run triple in game one. She also drove in the winning run
in game two.


NEW HIGH

FSU set a new season-high with 14 hits in game two of the DH with Auburn on
April 15th, but only eight of the hits were in the first seven innings.
FSU tied its previous season-high for hits with 13 in its 7-0 win in game
one and all nine starters got hits in the game.


RIPPING IT

The Lady Seminoles have recorded double digit hits in 12 games overall this
season, including five of the last nine games. FSU is 11-1 in those
contests with its only loss coming to Auburn, 5-4, in 13 innings.


PUTTING A STOP TO ‘EM

Prior to Auburn’s run in the 13th inning in game two, Leslie Malerich had
pitched 25.1 consecutive innings without giving up a run. She pitched 16
innings that Saturday alone.


TOO MANY HITS

Auburn belted 16 hits in the second game of the doubleheader (10 in first
seven hittings). It’s the most hits that FSU pitching has allowed this
season. UNC had 10 hits in the first game on Sunday, marking just the
third time this season that FSU pitching has allowed double-digit hits.
FSU has a 1-2 record in those games.


MARATHON GAME

Game two of the Auburn series went 13 innings, three hours and 52 minutes.
The two teams combined for 30 hits. The 13 innings is the most innings FSU
has played in a game this season. It now makes the Tribe 2-6 in
extra-inning ball games this season. Prior to the game with Auburn, the
Lady Seminoles went nine innings in a 1-0 win over Bethune-Cookman on Feb.
19.


WHITE-STOKES IS BACK

Junior pitcher Jenn White-Stokes, who had been suffering from bicep
tendonitis in her pitching arm and had not made a pitching appearance since
April 1st, saw four innings of action on Saturday, April 15th vs. Auburn.
She faced 21 batters, allowed four earned runs on eight hits and walked
one. She was not the pitcher of record. She had her first complete game
since March 24th against Campbell on April 22nd. She struck out five and
allowed only five hits in the 7-1 win.


DID YOU KNOW THAT HEADING INTO THE WEEK…

… Serita Brooks ranked second in the ACC in hitting at .389

… Leslie Malerich’s 1.13 ERA was second among ACC pitchers

… Staci Brandon ranked sixth in the ACC in hitting at .362

… Brandi Stuart was 9th in ACC hitting at .346

… Jenn White-Stokes was 10th in ACC ERA at .2.49

… Teresa Edenfield’s 0.63 RBI per game avg was fifth in the ACC

… Kimmy Carter, Brandi Stuart and Serita Brooks are three of the top five
leaders in the ACC in triples per game

… Serita Brooks led the ACC in steals per game at 0.61

… Brandi Stuart is second in steals per game at 0.50

… Leslie Malerich is third in ACC win percentage at .667


LIKE TO WIN BIG

When the Lady Seminoles win, they seem to win big! The Tribe is 17-3 in
games decided by five or more runs. FSU hasn’t had as much success with
the close games though. The Lady Seminoles are 11-11 in one-run games.


FSU AND FAMU

With its 7-0 win on April 12th, FSU went 5-0 vs. the Rattlerettes this
season. In two of those games, the Tribe eight-run ruled FAMU in five
innings and three games were shutouts. FSU’s last loss to FAMU was on
April 14th, 1999.


SHUTTING ‘EM OUT!

Florida State pitching has produced 20 shutouts this season, including a
no-hitter against Florida A&M and a perfect game against Princeton. Leslie
Malerich leads the unit with 13 solo and two combined shutouts. The Lady
Seminoles have been shutout seven times this year.


WASN’T IT JUST GRAND!

Freshman Brandi Stuart blasted a grand slam home run in the bottom of the
seventh inning of game one vs. Florida to lift the Lady Seminoles to a 6-3
victory over the Gators. It was Stuart’s first career grand slam and her
second home run of the year. Stuart is the only freshman playing on the
team this season (Beth Wade is redshirting).


FINALLY ERROR-FREE

After committing 14 errors in four games, April 1st and 2nd, the Tribe had
four errors in the first game against UF. Finally, in the second game, the
Lady Seminoles went error-free, snapping a 10-game streak of games with at
least one error.


APRIL FOOL’S DAY BUT NO JOKE

The Lady Seminoles committed a season-high seven errors in their 8-2 loss
to Georgia Tech on April 1st. In fact, the team struggled defensively all
weekend with 14 errors in four games.


MALERICH — ACC HONORS #4

Malerich earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for the fourth time this
season on March 27. Malerich went 4-0 for the week, including two
shutouts, with a 0.54 ERA and one save. With a 3-0 record and a save in
the UTC Frost Cutlery Challenge, she was named to the All-Tournament team
and earned MVP honors. Malerich held opponents to a .172 batting average,
allowing just two runs in 26 innings of work on the mound. She made five
appearances for the week, with four starts and three complete games. She
walked just six batters while striking out 21.


MORE ALL TOURNAMENT HONORS

The Lady Seminoles were well represented on the UTC Frost Cutlery Challenge
All-Tournament Team. Joining Malerich, who also earned MVP honors, were
Becky Wallace, Brandi Stuart and Teresa Edenfield. Wallace batted .462
with two RBIs. Stuart batted .353 with three runs and three RBIs while
Edenfield batted .316 with four RBIs.



COME-FROM-BEHIND

Florida State showed some real fight against Wisconsin in the final day of
the UTC Frost Cutlery Challenge. Down 5-0 after two innings, the Tribe
scored two runs in the fourth and then exploded for four runs on five hits
in the seventh inning. After giving up five runs in the second inning,
Jenn White-Stokes allowed just three Badger hits the next four innings and
Leslie Malerich came into the game in the seventh to earn the save.


INSIDE-THE-PARK

Junior Serita Brooks used her speed to round the bases for her second home
run of the season vs. Ohio, but first in-the-park home run. It is the
third in-the-park home run for the Lady Seminoles this season as Jenn
White-Stokes recorded one vs. FAMU on February 12th and Natalie Bennett had
one on April 22nd vs. Campbell.


MULTI-BROOKS

Serita Brooks leads the team with 24 multi-hit games this season. The
junior also has five multi-RBI games on the year. She also put together a
hitting streak of 10 games between Feb. 16-27th.


ALL-TOURNAMENT HONORS

Juniors Staci Brandon and Serita Brooks were named to the 2000 Tallahassee
Democrat Florida State Invitational All-Tournament team over the weekend.
Brandon led all FSU players with a .750 batting average on 9-of-12 at the
plate with two RBIs and three runs scored. Brooks hit .529 on 9-of-17,
including a double and a triple, and scored two runs and drove in three
others.


EDENFIELD CAME BACK STRONG

Senior Teresa Edenfield missed the majority of the FSU Invitational with a
sprained left knee. She saw one at bat in the five games and it was a hit
against Northern Iowa. Edenfield returned to action on Wednesday, March
22nd and played in all eight of FSU’s games that week and what a week she
had! Playing in all eight games, she batted .346 with nine hits, including
two doubles, and a team-leading seven RBIs.


HOME RUN CLUB

The Lady Seminoles have 15 home runs this season while FSU pitching has
allowed eight. The Tribe had a total of seven last season. Kelly Miller
and Teresa Edenfield lead the team with three apiece while Kimmy Carter,
Brandi Stuart, Natalie Bennett and Serita Brooks each have two and Jenn
White-Stokes has one.


PERFECTION!

Leslie Malerich faced 21 batters and threw five strikeouts against
Princeton for her first career perfect game at FSU! It was also her sixth
shutout of the season.


PITCHER OF THE WEEK … #3

Leslie Malerich earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors on Monday, March 20th
after recording her first career perfect game and earning two victories.
It was the third time this season that Malerich has been recognized by the
league.


BROOKS HONORED

Junior Serita Brooks was named to the Fresno State Hallowell Chevrolet
All-Tournament team after batting .474 with two RBI’s and going a perfect
4-4 in stolen bases.


TEAM LEADER

Serita Brooks, a transfer from North Florida CC, quickly made a name for
herself. The Cottondale, Ala., native leads the team in batting at .389,
hits with 79 and stolen bases with 39. She has also earned ACC Player of
the Week honors once this season.


KEY HITS

Drake University transfer Natalie Bennett has 43 hits on the season and
they have been key ones because the shortstop ranks third on the team with
27 RBIs off those hits!


ON THE BASEPATHS

The Lady Seminoles have some speed in the line up. Serita Brooks leads the
team with 39 stolen bases, while Brandi Stuart has 32. As a team, FSU has
recorded 101 stolen bases to its opponents’ 33.


TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

The Lady Seminoles are 40-24 heading into this weekend’s action. Eleven of
the Tribe’s 24 losses have been by just one run and five of those games
went extra innings before being decided.


COMPLEX RECORDS

Two records were tied or broken during the Seminole Classic, February
11-13. The Cal-Berkeley Bears tied the record for team RBI’s with 10 and
set a new record for runs by one team in a game with 14 against FAMU on Feb
12. The Tribe committed a complex record seven errors vs. Georgia Tech on
April 1st.


EXTRA INNINGS

The Lady Seminoles are 2-6 in extra inning games this season.


TWICE AS NICE — MALERICH ACC PITCHER #2

Leslie Malerich won her second consecutive ACC pitcher of the week award
for the week of February 21st. For the week, she compiled a 5-0 record
while not allowing a run in 21 1/3 innings of work.


STREAKY SEMINOLES

The Lady Seminoles won eight straight games during a 10-day stretch from
Feb. 16-26th. The Tribe also lost eight straight during a seven-day
stretch from March 4-11th.


BROOKS NAMED ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Serita Brooks earned the ACC Player of the Week honors on February 28.
Brooks batted .615 on 8-of-13 hitting at the FAU Tournament. On the week,
she scored five runs and drove in three others.


MORE COMPLEX RECORDS SET

More new records at the Seminole Softball Complex…

* Auburn set records with 51 at bats, five doubles, and 39 putouts.

* FSU’s Serita Brooks and Auburn’s Ashley Moore broke the individual record
for at bats with seven apiece.

* Auburn’s Marcella Passerlli tied a record with four hits in the record
13-inning game won by the Tigers.

* AU pitcher Jennifer Lofton pitched all 13 innings.

* FSU set records for most putouts (39) and assists (22).

* FSU’s Becky Wallace set an individual record with 20 putouts in Auburn
game.

* FSU’s Teresa Edenfield set a record with four RBI vs. UNC on April 16th.


MALERICH ACC PITCHER OF THE WEEK #1

Leslie Malerich was named the season’s first ACC Pitcher of the Week on
Feb. 15th. The sophomore hurler opened the week with a no-hitter in a 9-0
win over FAMU in which she recorded six strikeouts in five innings of work.
She picked up another shutout with a 2-0 win over Florida Atlantic
including eight strikeouts in the complete game.


PLAYER NOTES



#1 Staci Brandon

Jr. * LF * Peoria, AZ

On the Season:

Has played in 49 games with 39 starts, mostly at left field… ranks second
on the team with a .362 batting average… had a seven-game hitting
streak… has recorded 13 multi-hit games… has six mutli-RBI games…
earned ACC Player of the Week honors on April 17th after batting .435 with
10 hits, eight RBI and six runs… was named to the Florida State
Invitational All-Tournament team after batting .750, with two RBIs and
three runs scored… is 6-for-8 in stolen bases… had back-to-back three
RBI game vs. FAMU on April 9th and 12th… has hit sately in 25 of the last
32 games, including 12 of the last 15.


#2 Becky Brock

So. * 3B * Macclenny, FL

On the Season:

Sees a lot of action at third base… has played in 52 games… is fourth
on the team at .265, but has just 49 At Bats… has one multi-hit and
multi-RBI game… has hit safely in five of the last eight games… is
solid defensively… is also used occasionally as a pinch-runner.


#3 Felicia Williams

Sr. * OF * Orlando, FL

On the Season:

Has played in 54 games… is third on the team with nine stolen bases…
has one multi-hit game… has one multi-steal game with two vs.
Bethune-Cookman on Feb. 19… has scored 23 runs, fourth on the team.


#8 Kimmy Carter

So. * RF * Palm Beach Gardens, FL

On the Season:

Starter at right field… is hitting .262… is among the team-leaders with
two home runs… has started in all 64 games… leads the team with six
triples… has two, three-RBI games… had a six-game hitting streak… has
10 multi-hit games… is fourth on the team with 43 hits… is first on the
team with 24 walks… has five multi-RBI games… has hit safely in nine of
the last 12 games.


#10 Andi Lyons

Sr. * C/OF * Oldsmar, FL

On the Season:

Primary starter at catcher… has played in 53 games… started the year
with a four-game hitting streak… has one multi-hit game and one multi-RBI
game… has hit safely in last two games she’s played in… had a
season-high 11 putouts at Mercer on Feb. 16th.


#12 Jenn White-Stokes

Jr. * P * Tuttle, OK

On the Season:

Strong hitting pitcher… is 11-8 with a 2.49 ERA and 12 complete games…
has been suffering from bicep tendonitis and has made just two appearances
in the month of April… is batting .218… hit an inside-the-park home run
vs. FAMU on Feb. 12… has four shutouts… has held opponents to a .247
batting average… threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts against Miami of
Ohio on March 17… has three multi-hit games and one three-RBI game…
started the season with a three-game hitting streak.


#14 Teresa Edenfield

Sr. * C/OF * Marianna, FL

On the Season:

Has started in 59 games, at catcher, at DH or at left field… leads the
team with 40 RBIs… has had five, three-RBI games and nine multi-hit games
in all… had four RBI game vs. UNC on April 16… tied for the team lead
with three home runs and 10 doubles… has hit safely in six of the last
nine games… was named to the UTC Frost Cutlery All-Tournament Team… is
fourth on the team with 43 hits… had a season-high 10 putouts against
Florida Atlantic in the Lady Seminole Classic… was injured and had just
one at bat, for a hit, at the Florida State Invitational… has more than
doubled previous season-high of 16 RBIs in 1998.


#15 Serita Brooks

Jr. * CF * Cottondale, AL

On the Season:

Starter in center field… junior college transfer who is quickly making a
name for herself… leads the team and is third in the ACC with a .389
batting average… also the team leader in hits with 79 and stolen bases
with 39… is fourth on the team with 23 RBIs… was named to the
All-Tournament Teams at both the Fresno State Tournament and the
Tallahassee Democrat Florida State Invitational… batted .529 in the
Invitational with a double, triple, two runs scored and three Rbis… had
hits in the first seven games of the season… longest hitting streak has
been 10 games… is the team-leader with 26 multi-hit games… has five
multi-RBI games… has two home runs, vs. Villanova and an inside-the-park
blast vs. Ohio… has recorded three steals in a game, three times this
season… earned ACC Player of the Week honors on February 28th…
currently on a three game hitting streak.


#17 Becky Wallace

Sr. * 1B * Naples, FL

On the Season:

Has played in 50 games at designated hitter or at first base… leads the
team with 382 putouts for a .983 fielding percentage… had a season-high
20 putouts in 13-inning Auburn game on April 15th… is batting .209…
went 3-for-3 against Bethune-Cookman on Feb. 19… has six multi-hit
games… has one multi-RBI game vs. Northern Iowa on March 18… had a
hitting streak of three games at the start of the season… earned UTC
Frost Cutlery Challenge All-Tournament Team honors.


#23 Leslie Malerich

So. * P * Merrillville, IN

On the Season:

FSU’s ace on the mound… is the team leader with an 26-13 record and a
1.13 ERA… leads the FSU pitching staff with 199 strikeouts and 13
shutouts… has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week six times and two
straight weeks… was named to the UTC Frost Cutlery Challenge
All-Tournament Team and also earned MVP honors after notching three wins,
including two shutouts, and a save… recorded her first career perfect
game against Princeton on March 15… also had a no-hitter vs. FAMU… has
28 complete games… struck out season-high 11 batters vs. FAMU on Feb.
12… has had two stretches where she didn’t give up an earned run in 25 &
46 consecutive innings… has held the opposition to a .178 batting
average… is averaging 5.6 strikeouts per game.


#24 Jackie Hirschfeld

So. * 3B * Tampa, FL

On the Season:

Has played in 18 games with three starts… recorded lone-hit vs. Mercer on
Feb. 16th… is fielding 1.000 in limited playing time… had an RBI in
FAMU game on April 12th and April 16th vs. Auburn… has recorded hits in
two of the last four games she’s played in.


#25 Robyn Gauger

Jr. * P/UT * St. Mark’s, FL

On the Season:
Has made 15 appearances and is 3-3 with one shutout and one save… is
second on the pitching staff with a 2.25 ERA…. struck out a season-high
seven batters in her season debut vs. Mercer on February 16… pitched her
second complete game in win vs. Florida International on April 2… also
plays some outfield… has 20 At Bats and has two hits and one run scored.


#29 Brandi Stuart

Fr. * 2B * Cerritos, CA

On the Season:

Only freshman playing this season… is the starter at second base… is
third on the team with a .346 batting average… is second on the team with
32 stolen bases, 66 hits, 191 At Bats and 34 RBIs… hit a grand slam in
the bottom of the seventh inning to give FSU a 6-3 win over UF… had four
hits and five RBIs against Florida… has 19 multi-hit games… is second
on the team with 16 walks… is second on the team with 32 runs… has six
multi-steal games… was named to the UTC Frost Cutlery Challenge All
Tournament Team… Won ACC player of the week award for April 24th hitting
.583…is one of just four players to start every game… had a six game
hitting streak in mid-March… had three RBIs vs. FIU on April 2 and four
RBIs vs. UF on April 5… has hit safely in 20 of the last 23 games and is
currently on a 10-game hitting streak.


#32 Stephanie Elowsky

Jr. * SS * Pensacola, FL

On the Season:

Has played in 24 games with four starts… has RBIs against Bethune-Cookman
and Texas.


#43 Natalie Bennett

Jr. * SS * Belleville, IL

On the Season:

Starter at shortstop… is a transfer from Drake University… is third on
the team with 27 RBIs off of 43 hits… is hitting .249… has had seven
multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games… is first on the team with 10
doubles… is one of just four Lady Seminoles to start all 64 games…
leads the team with 19 sacrifices… had three hits, including a double,
and two RBI in 8-1 win over Ohio…had a nine-game hitting streak… hit
her first home run of the season vs. Florida International on April 2 and
had an in-the park home run vs. Campbell.


#48 Kelly Miller

Jr. * 1B/3B * Vallejo, CA

On the Season:

Is out indefintely with a fractured right thumb, suffered in the Auburn
series on April 15th… plays both first and third base… has played in 54
games… is tied for the team lead with three home runs… has four
multi-hit games and one multi-RBI game… season-high hitting streak is
three games… is second on the team with 15 walks… is second on team
with 13 sacrifices.

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