March 13, 2009
FULLERTON, Calif. – In its second game at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., No. 24/25 Florida State slipped to No. 8/9 Oklahoma in a close 3-1 game on the Anderson Family Field at Cal State Fullerton. The Seminoles are now 18-7 as junior Terese Gober picks up her fourth loss this season.
In five innings of work, Gober gave up three earned runs on four hits after entering for Sarah Hamilton in the third. The pitcher also walked a pair of batters while striking out four and hitting two.
Giving the Noles little time to celebrate, Oklahoma answered with a run of its own in the top of the third when shortstop Amber Flores hit an RBI double to deep right center, scoring the leadoff batter.
The Sooners turned around and scored again in the fourth when Haley Anderson reached base on an error by Seminole left fielder Jessica Gilmore, allowing Krystle Huey to score from second.
Only one Nole would reach base in the bottom of the fourth when centerfielder Carly Wynn drew a walk off Allee Allen. Wynn would be the last in the Garnet and Gold to get on base for the remainder of the game while Oklahoma scored its final run in the top of the seventh on an RBI single from Katie Norris.
Florida State notched its one run on five hits and committed three errors in the loss while Oklahoma scored three also on five hits with no errors.
Now 0-2 at the premier tournament, the Seminoles will face their final ranked opponent, No. 21/24 Fresno State, at 6:30 p.m. EST on Friday. Florida State leads the all-time series against the Bulldogs, 49-16, and took the win in the last meeting back in 2005. Live stats through GameTracker will be available on www.seminoles.com.