May 2, 2007
TROY, Ala. –
After using the long ball to take the first game of its Wednesday (May 2) doubleheader with Troy, the Florida State softball took advantage of a pair of Trojan miscues to take the nightcap. The Seminoles scored a pair of unearned runs in the first inning on their way to sweeping the twinbill with the 4-2 victory.
The victory upped the Seminoles’ record to 40-20 overall for its 26th 40-win season. Troy dropped to 38-17. The sweep was FSU’s first over Troy since 2004.
Getting the victory for Florida State was rookie starter Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 12-4 as she has not taken a loss in nearly a month. The right-hander worked four and a third innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits with one strikeout and five walks. Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) came on in the fifth to record her third save of the year and take over sole possession of the FSU career record with her eighth save all-time. The loss went to the Trojans’ Heather Rush, who dropped to 7-5.
Tying her career high with a trio of hits was center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) as she collected half of FSU’s six hits. She also scored two of FSU’s four runs. Shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) picked up a single in the third inning to up her hitting streak to 11 games.
The Seminoles opened the scoring with a pair of runs thanks to a miscue by the Trojans. Wynn, who picked up an infield single, moved up to third when Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) and Alicart were hit in back-to-back at-bats. When Alicart got too big of a jump off first, the Trojans tied to get her in run down. While Alicart was in the run down, Wynn broke for home and the throw to the plate was errant, allowed her and Montez to score.
A leadoff walk and a wild pitching put the first Troy runner in scoring position and Jessica Lyle crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly.
Clutch two-out hitting carried over from game one to give FSU a three-run cushion. In the third, Wynn picked up a one-out hit and moved up on a ground out. A sharp single by Alicart to right field scored Wynn. One inning later Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) reached on an infield chopper and came all the way around to score on double to the left-field gap by Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash).
Florida State returns to JoAnne Graf Field on Friday for its final regular season home games as it plays host to North Florida in a 3 p.m. doubleheader.