April 22, 2000
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Florida State softball team put on an offensive
clinic with 16 runs off of 21 hits in a 7-1, 9-1 sweep of Campbell, Saturday
afternoon at the Eakes Athletic Complex. The victories brought the Lady
Seminoles’ record to 40-24 while the Camels fell to 18-36.
In the first game, the Lady Seminoles scored a run in each of the first two
innings off of Campbell errors. FSU had just two hits in the first two
innings and they were both by leadoff hitter Staci Brandon, who was replaced
by Felicia Williams after suffering an ankle injury running to first base.
Campbell’s solo run of the game came in the third inning, making the score
just 2-1. The Camels had four hits and the bases loaded, but managed just
one run as Jessica Kurella scored on a single by Shannon O’Bryan.
Noles gave themselves some breathing room in the fifth inning, scoring two
runs off of two hits. Kimmy Carter, who reached on a base hit, scored on a
Brandi Stuart triple, and then Stuart crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
The FSU seventh really put the Camels away as the Tribe rallied for three
runs off of four hits. Serita Brooks, Natalie Bennett, Becky Wallace and
Andi Lyons all had singles while Wallace and Lyons recorded RBIs. FSU’s
Jenn White-Stokes improved to 11-8 in just her third appearance since April
1st. Campbell pitcher Michelle Carey fell to 6-12 and the Camel defense
committed six errors.
Florida State ripped 12 hits and scored runs in each of the first
four innings and eight run-ruled the Camels in game two. The Noles scored
three runs off of one hit and two Campbell errors in the first inning.
Becky Brock had a base hit to center and Teresa Edenfield walked in Stuart,
who also drew a base on balls. Brock and Carter each scored on the errors.
The Tribe picked up another run in the second inning as Brooks’ speed earned
her a single and she advanced to third on a sacrifice and steal and then was
driven in by Stuart’s double down the left field line. In the third,
Bennett led off the inning with a base hit and went on to score on an
infield single by Brooks. The Camels responded with a run off two hits in
the bottom of the inning. With one out, Carolyn Fortney and Brook Osterhage
had back-to-back hits and Fortney went on to score on a wild pitch by FSU
pitcher Robyn Gauger. The Tribe really opened it up in the fourth. With
two out and Stuart on base thanks to another base hit, Bennett blasted the
ball to right field for an in-the-park home run. Bennett’s hit was the
first of five consecutive hits for FSU. Edenfield followed with a double,
Lyons was next with a base hit and then Williams and Brooks each had RBI
singles. Gauger earned the win and improved to 3-3 in just her fourth
complete game of the season. Campbell’s Kathy Freaney got the loss and fell
“Today was just a good all-around outing for us,” FSU Head Coach Dr.
JoAnne Graf said. “We got good pitching, good fielding and obviously good
hitting. A lot of players saw action today and that is important as we head
into the ACC Tournament.”
The Lady Seminoles will not compete this week due to final exams but
will prepare for the ACC Championships, April 30-May 1, to be held at the
Seminole Softball Complex.
|GAME ONE||R H E|
|FSU||110||020||3||7 9 1|
|CAMP||001||000||0||1 6 6|
WP: Jenn White-Stokes (11-8)
LP: Michelle Carey (6-12)
|GAME TWO||R H E|
|FSU||311||40||9 12 1|
|CAMP||001||00||1 4 3|
WP: Robyn Gauger (3-3)
LP: Kathy Freaney (7-14)