April 17, 2005
TALLLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State (27-18, 8-6) closed out its three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series with Maryland (20-14, 4-5 ACC) on top Sunday afternoon, defeating the Terps 2-0 on JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex. The Seminoles won the series after beating Maryland in 2-of-3 outings.
Senior NFCA All-American pitcher Casey Hunter (15-12) earned the victory in the circle, allowing two hits, no runs, and just two walks in seven innings. She also struck out eight Terp batters and registered her third shutout of the week. Crystal Crew dropped to 4-4 on the season and earned the loss.
The Seminoles had three hits on the day and junior left fielder Natasha Jacob recorded two of them (2-3) and also scored both runs at the plate. Junior shortstop Kim Hoffer had the other hit and she tallied one RBI while freshman catcher Melissa Wood plated a sacrifice RBI, respectively.
For Maryland, Lindsay Klein and Crew went 1-for-3.
FSU struck first in the bottom of the first inning when Jacob reached second base on a wild throw from the third baseman. Three batters later Wood hit a deep sacrifice fly ball to center field to score Jacob and put the score at 1-0. The Seminoles final points came in the bottom of the third when Jacob singled and Hoffer drove her in with an RBI double.
Florida State and Florida A&M are scheduled to play a make-up game Monday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m.