March 23, 1999
The Florida State softball team takes on the Maryland Terrapins in an ACC double-header on Wednesday, March 24th beginning at 5:30pm at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Lady Seminoles are 21-16-1 as the Terrapins are 19-14. These two teams met in the FSU Invitational where Florida State won the game 2-0 to advance to the semi-final of the Gold Division.
Florida State is coming off a sweep of #18 Minnesota 5-0 and 5-2. Danielle Cox led the team going 3-4 in the first game and adding three stolen bases. Corrie Williams also went 2-3 in the second game and had a double. Jen White struck out seven batters in game one, giving up only two hits and recording another shutout, her fourth of the year. Leslie Malerich improved her record to 7-7, clinching the win with seven strikeouts.
# Name YR Pos. Hometown 2 Danielle Cox SR OF Anniston, AL 3 Felicia Williams JR OF Orlando, FL 6 Dana Bailey SR OF Bossier City, LA 7 Jesse McGregor SR SS Houston, TX 8 Kimmy Carter FR C/OF W. Palm Beach, FL 9 LaTanya Mitchell FR OF Ft. Myers, FL 10 Andi Lyons JR C Oldsmar, FL 12 Jennifer White SO P Tuttle, OK 13 Christy Cerecedes SO 2B Hacienda Hgts, CA 14 Teresa Edenfield JR SS Marianna, FL 15 Corrie Williams SR 1B Bakersfield, CA 16 Becky Brock FR SS Macclenny, FL 17 Becky Wallace JR 1B Naples, FL 20 Kelly Miller SO 1B Vallejo, CA 21 Dana Vickery FR 2B/OF Clearwater, FL 22 Stacy Venable SR P Choctaw, OK 23 Leslie Malerich FR P Merrillville, IN 24 Jackie Hirschfield FR 3B Tampa, FL 25 Tami Post SR 3B Citrus Hgts, CA
Head Coach: Dr. Joanne Graf
Assistant Coaches: Michelle Bolster, Chandelle Schulte
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Carrie Partlowe
Date Opponent Time 2/6 @ Georgia Southern L,1-3; W, 2-0 2/9 @ Florida A&M L, 2-3
2/12-14 Arizona State Classic 2/12 Utah State W, 12-3 Utah State L, 2-5 2/13 Cal-Berkley L, 0-4 Nebraska L, 1-4 2/14 UNLV W, 9-6 2/19 Mercer W, 9-0, W, 10-0 2/20 Florida A&M moved to 4/14 2/23 @ Auburn W, 4-2 (10); T, 0-0**
2/26-28 NFCA Leadoff Classic 2/26 Colorado State W, 3-2 (11) Nebraska L, 0-1 2/27 Arizona State L, 0-2 DePaul L, 3-5 2/28 Colorado State L, 4-5 3/1 Campbell W, 5-0, W, 2-0
3/4-7 USF Speedline Invitational 3/4 Mississippi State L, 1-2 Hofstra W, 6-5 3/5 Michigan L, 0-5 Florida Atlantic L, 4-8 3/6 Georgia W, 4-0 South Florida L, 1-2
3/10 Miami of Ohio W, 2-0, W, 6-2
3/12-14 Tallahassee Democrat/FSU Invite 3/12 Western Illinois L, 0-1 Toledo W, 9-1 3/13 Furman W, 2-0 Maryland W, 2-0 3/14 Central Michigan L, 1-5
3/16 Massachusetts L, 1-2, W, 6-0 3/18 Virginia* W, 8-2, W, 2-1 3/22 Minnesota W, 5-0, W, 5-2 3/24 Maryland* 5:30 & 7:00 pm 3/27-28 Seminole Classic All Day (with Mich St., Troy St.) 4/1 @ Florida A&M 6:00 pm 4/3 @ Georgia Tech* 1:00 & 3:00 pm 4/4 @ Georgia 1:00 & 3:00 pm 4/7 @ Florida 4:00 & 6:00 pm 4/9 @ North Carolina* 2:00 & 4:00 pm 4/10-11 @ UNC Tar Heel Invite All Day 4/14 Florida A&M (DH) TBA 4/17 Florida International 1:00 & 3:00 pm 5/4 @ UNC-Charlotte 3:00 & 4:30 pm 5/6 South Florida 5:30 & 7:00 pm 5/14-16 ACC Tournament All Day 5/21-22 @ NCAA Regionals All Day 5/27-31 @ NCAA College All Day World Series; Oklahoma City All Game Times are Eastern Standard Time All home games are in bold and will be played at the Seminole Softball Complex * denotes Atlantic Coast Conference opponent ** called in five innings due to darkness denotes TV games
What an honor!
Senior Stacy Venable is one of 16 students-athletes in the ACC to be awarded the 1999 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship. Each student receives $5,000 toward their postgraduate education. Venable was chosen based on her exceptional performance in the classroom, on the field and in the community. She will continue her education as a full time student after graduation.
COX MAKES FSU HISTORY
Senior Danielle Cox has left her mark on FSU softball history as she became the first Seminole softball player to be selected for the Coca-Cola USA Softball National Team Festival in Fresno, California. Cox is among 50 of the nation’s finest women’s fast pitch softball players, which also includes members of the 1998 World Championship team, chosen to participate in the festival June 8-14. Cox will compete for one of the five remaining spots on the 1999 Softball Women’s National Team, that will compete in the 1999 Pan-American Games. She earned ASA All-American honors this summer and broke the Women’s Major ASA 22-year old batting record with her .688 average at the national tournament.
Pick of the Week…
Daneille Cox and Jen White swept the ACC Player of the Week awards this week after leading the team to a 5-2 record last week, including a 3-2 mark in the Tallahassee Democrat/FSU Invitational.
Cox was selected as the Player of the Week after batting .318 over the seven games. The senior from Anniston, Alabama added seven hits, two RBI’s and three runs to her record and had six stolen bases. She was also named to the Tallahassee Democrat/FSU Invitational All-Tournament Team.
White, a sophomore from Tuttle Oklahoma, struck out 31 batters last week and allowed no earned runs and recorded two shutouts. She also held the opponents to eleven hits and six walks.
What a Steal!
Danielle Cox and Dana Bailey are among the best in stealing bases as they hold the fourth and fifth spots in the career recod books for stolen bases with 62 and 53 respectively.
FSU all-time vs Maryland
The Lady Seminoles lead the series 10-2 with the Terrapins. The last time these two teams met was in the FSU Invitational this year with Florida State taking the game 2-0 to advance to the semi-final game of the Gold Division.
Maryland is coming off a sweep of Long Island after competing in the FSU Invitational. The Terrapins were 3-2 in the tournament and open their ACC schedule against the Lady Seminoles.
Jackie Hirschfeld .400
Danielle Cox 51
Christy Cerecedes 7
Tami Post 2 Dana Bailey 2 Christy Cerecedes 2
Daniele Cox 1 Jen White 1 Becky Wallace 1 Corrie Williams 1
Christy Cerecedes 19
Danielle Cox 41
Jen White 126
Stacy Venable 0.23
Jennifer White 111
Stacy Venable 17
Stacy Venable 3
15- the number of wins to 1,000
Dr. JoAnne Graf enters her 21st season as the Head Coach at FSU and holds a 985-276-6 career record and is only 15 wins away from the 1,000 mark. Dr. Graf has led the Lady Seminoles to five College World Series appearances, 13 NCAA Regional appearances, six ACC Championships and 12 seasons of 50+ wins, including two seasons of 60+ wins. Through her coaching, Dr. Graf has produced 11 All-Americans, including three first team selections.
overall 210-16-1 vs ranked opponents: 2-7 at home: 11-1 on the road 6-13-1 at a neutral site 4-10-0 in tournament play 8-13-0 in extra innings 3-1 games called by 8 run rule 3-0
AGAINST NON-ACC OPPONENTS
vs ACC 2-0 vs Atlantic-10 1-1 vs Big 10 2-1 vs Big 12 0-2 vs Big West 1-0 vs Conference USA 0-2 vs ECAC 1-0 vs MAC 3-1 vs MEAC 0-1 vs MidContinent 0-1 vs Pac 10 0-2 vs SEC 2-1-1 vs TAAC 4-1 vs WAC 2-2
FSU in the ACC
FSU is among the best in the ACC as they hold top spots in five catagories, including the top spot in stolen bases:
CATAGORY RANK AVG INDIVIDUAL
Batting: Danielle Cox 2nd .375
Pitching: Earned Run Average: Jennifer White 2nd 1.33 Leslie Malerich 4th 2.16
Strikeouts per seven inning: Jennifer White 2nd 13.14 Leslie Malerich 5th 7.57
Stolen Bases: Danielle Cox 1st 1.00 Dana Bailey 3rd .469
Batting 3rd .250 Pitching 1st 1.57 ERA Fielding 2nd .957 Scoring 4th 3.38
Did you know?
2 Danielle Cox – Sr.
Left-fielder who has played and started all 38 games…leads the team with 41 stolen bases… batting .386…hit her first homerun of the year against Mercer…has six RBI’s and three doubles on the season…named ACC Player of the Week for March 16…was named to the Tallahassee Democrat/FSU Invitational All-Tournament Team…is fifth in career stolen bases with 63.
3 Felicia Williams – Jr.
Has appeared in 16 games this season…has four stolen bases and has scored six runs.
6 Dana Bailey – Sr.
Centerfielder who has played and started all 38 games this season…broke into the FSU career record book against Mercer as she recorded her 42nd career stolen base…has 17 steals and five RBI’s…was perfect from the plate against Toledo.
7 Jesse McGregor – Sr.
A solid shortstop…has seven RBI’s on the season…had two RBI’s against Colorado State…recorded a double against Mercer, Auburn and Campbell…had a triple against Hofstra…has four stolen bases…was perfect from the plate against Virginia.
8 Kimmy Carter – Fr.
Rightfielder who has played in 21 games this season…recorded her first RBI against Utah…has four RBI’s on the season…recorded two doubles against Furman…daughter of former professional baseball player Gary Carter.
9 LaTanya Mitchell – Fr.
Has played in 11 games at the rightfield position…had an RBI against Colorado State.
10 Andi Lyons – Jr.
Has played in 29 games between the catcher and DH positions…had two RBI’s and two doubles against Mercer…had a double and an RBI against Florida Atlantic…had two RBI’s in the series with Virginia…has 10 RBI’s on the season.
12 Jennifer White – So.
Named ACC Pitcher of the Week for March 16th…has a 9-9 pitching record and has appeared in 22 games…recorded her first shut-out of the year against Campbell…has struck out 111 batters and pitched 126 innings…had a homerun against Utah State and UNLV…is batting .271.
13 Christy Cerecedes – So.
A strong second base player…leads the team with 19 RBI’s and is batting .269…has seven doubles and two triples on the season…has eight stolen bases and has started all 38 games.
14 Teresa Edenfield – Jr.
Has played in 19 games this season at the catcher position…has three RBI’s…had a double against Colorado State…has caught four opponents stealing.
15 Corrie Williams – Sr.
Leads the team with 206 put-outs…has played in 35 games at first base…has nine RBI’s…had her first homerun of the season against Utah State…had two RBI’s against Virginia and had a steal against Mercer.
16 Becky Brock – Fr.
An intelligent player who has seen action at the shortstop position…has played in five games…has one RBI on the season.
17 Becky Wallace – Jr.
Splits time at first base and as a designated player…has played in 26 games…is batting .300 and has 13 RBI’s…hit her first career homerun with a three run homer against UNLV.
20 Kelly Miller – So.
Has played in 14 games and has seven RBIs…had a two run double against Mercer and had two RBI’s against Massachusetts.
21 Dana Vickery – Fr.
Batting .375…a second baseman who has seen action in 17 games…was perfect from the pate against Campbell.
22 Stacy Venable – Sr.
Has pitched in eight games with a record of 5-0 and a .23 ERA…has struck out 28 batters and given up 17 hits…had her first shut-out of the season against Furman…one of 16 receipients in the ACC of the 1999 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgradaute Scholarship.
23 Leslie Malerich – Fr.
Has a 7-7 pitching record with a 2.08 ERA…has two shutouts and has pitched 101 innings…has 59 strikeouts and has appeared in 20 games…had her first no-hitter of her career against Toledo.
24 Jackie Hirschfeld – Fr.
Has seen action in eight games at third base…leads the team in batting at .400…was perfect from the plate against Campbell.
25 Tami Post – Sr.
Has played and started in all 38 games this season at third base…has nine RBI’s and has two triples…had a stolen base against Nebraska and one against Minnesota..