March 27, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Terese Gober threw a no-hitter and the No. 18 Florida State softball team took two from Boston College in a doubleheader Saturday by scores of 4-0 and 6-0.
Gober’s second career no-no occurred in the second game at JoAnne Graf Field. She also struck out a career-best 14 batters in the win.
Junior pitcher Sarah Hamilton was also terrific for the Seminoles (30-6, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Hamilton, who had her own no-hitter broken up in the top of the final inning in the first game against the Eagles (9-12, 0-2), allowed just the one hit and struck out 10 batters.
“Both pitchers did so well today,” FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. “I don’t how many times this season Sarah has had a no-hitter broken up late in the ballgame. And Terese really did a good job. They both have been working very hard.”
Added Gober: “I was just trying to stay relaxed the whole time. My goal this year was to just have fun and I did that today.”
While Gober had a career day, she wasn’t the only one.
Senior utility player Courtney Rosen tied her career high with one RBI in the first game and then broke that high with three in the second game. Rosen had to replace starting third baseman Tiffani Brown in the second game after Brown sustained an injury in the first.
“Courtney continues to work hard each and every day,” Alameda said. “It’s nice to have someone who can come in and make plays.”
Brown’s two RBIs paced the ‘Noles in the first game and senior Tory Haddad and redshirt junior Robin Ahrberg both batted in a run each. In the second game, Rosen’s three RBIs was the game-high and junior Jen Lapicki posted one of her own.
Brown got things going in the bottom half of the inning in game No. 1. After Carly Wynn and Shayla Jackson drew walks, Brown’s single to center field was good enough for one run. Haddad then reached base and in the process, Jackson scampered across the plate for the second FSU run.
After Lapicki reached on a single to load the bases, Ahrberg did the same thing to left field. Her RBI hit plated Brown to extend the ‘Noles lead to 3-0.
FSU added its fourth run in the sixth on an error by Boston College.
In the second game, FSU loaded the bases with just one out in the bottom of the second inning.
Playing in place of Brown, who exited after hitting the ground hard while sliding into second base, Rosen smacked a single to left field. The hit plated Mallory Borden and Morgan Bullock from third and second, respectively, and moved Ashley Stager to second for a 2-0 lead.
A batter later, Wynn bunted a single that turned into two runs. On the play, an error by Boston College allowed both Stager and Rosen to score for a 4-0. The scoring was exciting but unfortunately for the Seminoles, Wynn landed on the base awkwardly and had to exit to the dugout.
She was replaced on the base paths by freshman Lauren Mullins. Luckily, she was able to shake it off and returned to action in the third.
In the sixth, Rosen got her third RBI of the day when her single sent the speedy Bullock all the way home from second.
Lapicki’s RBI single to left field then made it a 6-0 game when Monica Montez dashed home from third base.
The Seminoles and Eagles will match up more time on Sunday. Game time is slated for noon.