April 4, 2007
GAINESVILLE, Fla. –
One-run games have been the Achille’s Heal of the Florida State softball team this season and the close ones continue to haunt the Seminoles. The Seminoles loss their 12th one-run game, 11th in a row, as No. 23 Florida scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh innings to beat FSU 4-3 on Wednesday (April 4).
The home team ran its winning streak to six games in the series as Florida State dropped to 27-17. Florida improved to 30-16.
Taking the loss was Florida State starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she took her first loss in three weeks to fall to 8-3. The lefty gave up four runs, two earned, on seven hits with one strikeout and one walk. Florida’s Stacey Nelson came on in relief in the fifth to pick up the victory as she improved to 18-9.
Leading the Seminoles with a pair of hit was first baseman Brittany Osmon (San Diego, Calif.) as she went 2-for-3 including her first home run of the year. Also belting a home run was shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela), the 21st of her career.
Florida State struck for the first run of the evening as Osmon belted her home run over the right field wall to gives the Seminoles a 1-0 advantage. May got out of a bases loaded jam with no outs virtually unscathed as she gave up just one run in the third. Alicart picked her up in the top of the fourth as she cranked her ninth home run of the year.
Florida tied the game with one in the bottom of the fourth, but the Seminoles returned the favor with a run in the top of the fifth to get the lead back 3-2. Back-to-back walks to right fielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) and third baseman Michelle Snyder (Wenatchee, Wash.) put two runners on. A pair of fielder’s choices moved Snyder to third and center fielder Carly Wynn (Sharpsburg, Ga.) brought her home with an RBI double.
UF got a leadoff single then one out later got a runner into scored position on a throwing error by Snyder. A stolen base moved Brooke Johnson to second and a sacrifice fly by Kim Waleszonia scored Johnson from second when the relay throw was dropped.
FSU gets back into its ACC schedule this weekend when it travels to Atlanta for a three-game series at Georgia Tech. Both games of Saturday’s doubleheader can be seen on ACC Select.