TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State softball team will be back on the field on October 24-25 with four games as it continues fall competition in preparation for the 2015 season which starts on February 7.
“We are several weeks into our fall season and it is exciting to see this team come together and continue to improve,” said head coach Lonni Alameda. “This team has been putting in so much work this fall and the newcomers are doing a great job of learning how to play Florida State softball. The games this weekend will be a great chance for us to play against some quality competition and put some of the things we have been working on into game situations.”
The Seminoles will play in an intrasquad Garnet and Gold game at 4 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 24, which will be followed by a game against Chipola College at 6 p.m.
On Sat., Oct. 25, Florida State will host the 2014 NJCAA National Finalist College of Central Florida at 10 a.m., with a game versus the 2014 SEC Champion Georgia Bulldogs starting at 12 p.m.
Junior transfer Amy Szymanowski played for the CF Patriots in 2013 and 2014 and earned First Team All-American honors a season ago.
“I’m really excited to face CF, not just for myself but for their program and how they have improved over the years,” said Szymanowski. “It will be fun because Coach Fagan knows how to play me and what my tendencies are, but I also know how he coaches, so it should be a fun game.”
This weekend’s games mark the midpoint of the 2014 fall season for Florida State as the Seminoles only have five exhibition games remaining. The lone road trip of the fall will be next weekend when FSU will travel to Mississippi for a doubleheader against Louisiana on Nov. 2 in Gulfport, Miss.
The final three games for the Noles will be at JoAnne Graf Field, beginning with Tallahassee Community College on Nov. 13. FSU will play three-time NPF Champion USSSA Pride on Nov. 15 before wrapping up the fall season with its annual Manager’s Garnet and Gold game where the student managers draft the members for each team.
All fall games are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
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