March 17, 2005
FULLERTON, Calif.– Down 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Florida State sophomore LaShaun Davis slammed a two-run shot over the fence to deep right center and pulled the Tribe within two runs with No. 5 Texas (4-2) prior to a sixth-inning error that put the game almost out of reach.
With two outs, third baseman Lesley Palmer scooped up a soft grounder before overthrowing first baseman Brittany Osmon, resulting in three unearned runs for the Longhorns. The Seminoles eventually lost, 7-2, in the first of three pool games at the Titan Softball Complex during the 2005 Kia Classic on the campus of Cal State Fullerton and dropped to 19-10 on the season while the Longhorns improved to 20-3. Seminole pitcher Casey Hunter got the loss and sent her record to 10-8 on the season, while Texas ace Amy Bradford improved to 7-0 in seven appearances.
The Longhorns posted multiple runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and scored five runs with two outs as UT posted its sixth-straight victory and third straight against a ranked team. Texas would eventually upset No. 1 Arizona in 10 innings in the contest after playing FSU.
The Tribe collected their only two hits of the game in the fifth when freshman center fielder Whitney Buckmon registered the first hit of the day and shattered Bradford’s no-hit attempt with a two-out bunt single, before Davis went yard to put the Seminoles on the board. After the home run, UT’s Meagan Denny came in to strike out left fielder Natasha Jacob to end the inning.
In the top of the sixth, UT scored three more runs with two outs.
Hunter pitched seven innings and struck out eight batters and gave up eight hits.