May 4, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
With the ACC Tournament looming just a week away, the Florida State softball team has picked the right time of the year to start playing at its best. The Seminoles won their 13th game in 14 outings by taking game one of Friday’s (May 4) doubleheader, 5-0, over North Florida.
Florida State ran its winning streak to five games with the victory to improve to 41-20. The Ospreys dropped to 32-22.
Picking up her second victory in as many games was FSU starting pitcher Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as she improved to 13-4. The right-hander threw her fourth shutout of the year, giving up just two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Taking the loss was North Florida’s Katie Brosky, who dropped to 9-11.
Leading the way with two of Florida State’s five hits was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela). Alicart belted the 26th home run of her career to take over sole possession of second place in FSU history and extend her hitting streak to 12 games. Alicart drove in a team-high three runs and scored twice. First baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) hit her fourth home run in as many games in the third inning.
After being held without a hit for the first three innings, the Seminoles’ offense got on track in the fourth. Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.) broke up the no hitter with a lead off single and Alicart broke the scoreless tie with a two-run home run to left field. Osmon followed with a solo shot to put FSU up 3-0.
Two innings later the Seminoles tacked on a pair of insurances runs. LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) drew a lead off walk – tying her with Corrie Williams for 10th in school history at 71 career walks – and stole second. Alicart followed with a double to score Davis. A sacrifice moved Alicart up to third and she came across the plate on a sacrifice fly by Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.).
North Florida several opportunities to score in its first four at-bats. The Ospreys put runners on in each of the first four innings and got a runner to second in the first and third innings. Gober managed to get out of jams in both frames with a pair of strikeouts. After a single to start to the third, Gober retired the next 15 batters she faced.
The two teams wrap up the doubleheader with game two.