COLUMBUS, Ga. – The 10th ranked Florida State softball team def
eated #26 University of Massachusetts 4-0, but lost to #24 Cal
State-Northridge 4-3 in ten innings at second day of play at the NFCA
Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga. With the split the Seminoles move their
mark to 14-4 on the season and 2-2 in tournament play.
Against UMass, pitcher Jennifer White pitching a complete game shutout
and giving up six hits and walks. White, who also contributed from the
plate going 2-3 including a double. Offensively, the team was led by
senior starters Misty Molin and Kristy Hull. Molin was 2-4 on the contest
with a team high two RBIs, a double and scored a run. Hull was also 2-4
and scored two runs in leading the Noles to victory.
In the Seminoles longest game of the season, Cal-State Northridge upset
the Noles when they socred a run in the bottom of the tenth. Florida State
had scored in the top of the ninth but Cal-St. responded with a run to tie
the game. Pitcher Stacey Venable started the game and pitched two
scoreless innings, but was relieved by Jennifer White who pitched the rest
of the game giving up two earned runs on seven hits. White’s record now
stands at 9-4 after today’s games. Florida State, which only managed seven
hits, was led by leftfielder Danielle Cox who went 2-3 on the game and
scored a run.
Late on Friday, the Seminoles split the opening day of tournament play.
They defeated Indiana 3-2 as Stacey Venable went the distance to move to
4-0 on the season and Kelly Miller hit the first Seminole home run of the
season going 1-2 with an RBI. In the second game, the Seminoles suffered
their worst loss of the season losing to #7 Arizona State 6-1. Jennifer
White pitched the complete game giving up five earned runs on nine hits.
Florida State will continue with bracket play on Sunday at the final day
of the tournament.
FRIDAY -- FSU 3 INDIANA 2 IU 001 010 0 2 8 0 FSU 201 000 3 5 0 2B - VALENCIA, AGEE (IU) HR - MILLER (FSU) WP - VENABLE 4-0 FRIDAY -- FSU 1 ARIZONA STATE 6 ASU 002 040 0 6 9 2 FSU 000 100 0 1 5 1 2B - POST (FSU) WP - JENNIFER WHITE 8-3 SATURDAY -- FSU 4 UMASS 0 FSU 220 000 0 4 8 0 UM 000 000 0 0 6 1 2B - MOLIN, WHITE (FSU) WP - JENNIFER WHITE 9-3 SATURDAY -- FSU 3 CAL ST-NORTHRIDGE 4 FSU 000 200 001 0 3 7 1 CSN 001 001 001 1 4 8 1 2B - SANCHES (CSN)