Feb. 24, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – In the second day of conference play, the Florida State softball team was unable to pull off a win in a doubleheader against North Carolina on Sunday. The Seminoles, now 8-6/1-2 in the ACC, fell 5-1 in game one and 7-4 in the second game to the Tar Heels on JoAnne Graf Field.
The Seminoles made a late surge in the seventh inning of game two, scoring all four runs in eight at-bats. Freshman heavy-hitter Allison Collins got FSU on the board when she pinch-hit in the fourth spot for Kristie McConn. With one out and runners on first and third, Collins swung at the second pitch and cranked it over the left field wall for her fourth home run of the year. Collins continues to lead the team in homers and RBI’s with 16.
Senior Whitney Buckmon would go on to score the final run for Florida State off an RBI single by Ashley Stager. Sophomore Terese Gober, now 4-4, was crediting with the loss in game two after giving up five hits, four runs (two of them earned) and striking out only two.
Freshman Sarah Hamilton took the 5-1 loss in the first game of the day, her first of the season. The Tallahassee, Fla., native gave up five earned runs on three hits and was able to strike out six before Melissa May was brought in to relieve.
Monica Montez scored the Seminoles’ lone run in game one and also recorded a hit off Tar Heels’ pitcher Danielle Spaulding.
Junior Jessica Gilmore led the weekend series for FSU, going 3-for-9 with one run, one walk and getting on-base three times. Buckmon also went 3-for-9 and scored a run on both days.
The Seminoles return to action as they rematch the Troy Trojans, who beat FSU in the Early Bird Tournament, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in a double header beginning at 3:00 p.m.