TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day may have provided luck to people elsewhere, but at JoAnne Graf Field on Friday night, the team in green was unable to get a runner to third base as No. 1 Florida State (26-1-1, 7-0 ACC) posted a 6-0 shutout of Notre Dame (12-11, 1-3 ACC) to open the three-game conference series.
“It was nice to get off to a good start in this series,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “One of our goals is to win every conference series and to get game one on our side puts us in a good position to do that the rest of the weekend. We did a good job today offensively, as well as with our pitching and defense. Definitely nice to be back home in this beautiful weather in front of our great fans.”
The Noles jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Morgan Klaevemann led off with a bunt single. The base hit extended her team-high hitting streak to nine games and she reached base for the 13th straight game.
Klaevemann stole second and moved to third on a fly out by Dani Morgan. Alex Powers walked and stole second, and Jessica Warren recorded her fifth sacrifice fly of the season to give the Noles the lead.