February 19, 2000 - by
FSU Softball Sweeps Bethune-Cookman

Feb. 19, 2000



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Florida State softball team improved to
9-3 on the season with a 9-0 and 1-0 sweep of Bethune-Cookman Saturday
afternoon. Game one was called after five innings due to the eight-run
rule, while the second game went nine innings before the Seminoles
prevailed.

Senior catcher Teresa Edenfield was the hero in game one, going
2-for-3, including a double and home run for three RBIs. It was
Edenfield’s third home run of the season. Sophomore hurler Leslie Malerich
pitched all five innings in the shutout victory and gave up just two hits
for the game. She improves to 5-1 on the season.

Junior newcomer Robin Gauger got the nod on the mound in game two
in just her second appearance of the season. She pitched six innings and
gave up only one hit while striking out five. Malerich pitched three
innings in relief and notched the vicory to go to 6-1. The Seminoles
rattled off six hits in the game, led by sophomore Kimmy Carter, who went
2-for-4 with a triple. Senior Felicia Williams scored the Tribe’s lone run
in the ninth inning.

“The first game we came out swinging the bats, hit the ball hard
and got ahead of them,” FSU Head Coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said. “Leslie
Malerich pitched the first game and it was over in five innings and I was
real pleased that we shut them out. In the second game, Robin Gauger came
in and threw a really good game and had a one-hitter going and then Leslie
came in and closed it out. Robin did a great job and kept them off balance
and I was real pleased with that. Offensively, we didn’t handle their
pitcher well in the second game. She was an off-speed pitcher, but we
played well enough to get the win.”

Game One
        1 2 3     4 5      R  H E
FSU     1 2 0     5 1      9 10 0
B-C     0 0 0     0 0      0  2 3

Game Two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E FSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 B-C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

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