Jan. 29, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State softball team held a `Media Day’ on Wednesday, January 28, to get the word out about the upcoming 2009 season which begins in Austin, Texas, at the Texas Invitational on February 6. The entire Seminole team, including new head coach Lonni Alameda, was on hand to answer questions from local media outlets such as the Tallahassee Democrat, WCTV and ABC 27.
Following the interviews, the press was invited to take a swing against FSU pitcher, Terese Gober, in the batting cages. The lone media member brave enough to step up to the plate was WCTV reporter, and former Seminole softball PA announcer, Sam Lane. Although Lane was unable to get a hit off of Gober, the event was a success and the coaches, players and media all had a great time.
“To see the support from the media was great,” Alameda said. “When we all turned the corner and saw all of the cameras set up I think it was exciting not only to us as a coaching staff, but for the players.
“It was nice to see the competition between Terese Gober and a guy with a baseball mentality that tried to hit and was unsuccessful. I think that always gives a little credibility to our sport and it was fun. Terese and [Kaleigh] Rafter handled it really well.”
Next up for the Seminole softball team is an appearance at halftime of the women’s basketball game against Duke on Thursday, January 29, before heading out west to kickoff an exciting 60 game stretch.