April 15, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State softball will look to carry on some momentum from its seventh-inning victory over Central Florida on Wednesday evening when it battles Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) contest this weekend. The Seminoles and Terps will play a three-game series that starts Saturday at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and concludes Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
The Tribe split with UCF during their last outing (1-2, 1-0) and bring a 25-17 overall and 6-5 league record into the match-up. Maryland has been idle since Sunday where it fell in two games at Virginia to bring the Terps record to 19-12 on the season and 3-3 in ACC action.
The Terps and Seminoles hit the field Saturday for the 29th time, with FSU leading 25-2-1. The Tribe has won 14 straight with UM’s last victory coming during the 1999 season at the ACC Tournament. In 2004, Florida State won 7-0 and 2-1 at home.
First baseman Lindsay Klein leads her team with a .333 clip and outfielder Crystal Tweedy is hitting .306, respectively. As a team, Maryland is hitting .238 and holding opponents to a .229 mark. Klein has 22 RBIs and Keri Lounge has 21, respectively. The school has four main pitchers that switch off and Elyse Lucas leads the staff with a 1.43 ERA (4-3 record).
The Seminoles are led by junior left fielder Natasha Jacob, the only Tribe member to boast of a batting average above .300. Hurler Casey Hunter is 13-12 and shares the mound with freshman pitcher Tiffany McDonald (13-4).