March 29, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. – Following a rain delay that lasted over five hours, No. 19 Florida State struggled in the damp conditions to drop two against ACC opponent Georgia Tech, 8-3 and, at Mewborn Field in Atlanta on Saturday night. The Seminoles pick up their first doubleheader loss of the season to slip to 24-11 overall and 2-3 in the ACC, while the Yellow Jackets improve to 26-8 and 4-1 in the conference.
Junior Terese Gober picked up the loss in the early game after giving up eight runs on 10 hits, one of which was a grand slam home run by Whitney Haller in the first, as well as two solo homers. The righty came into the series with a 0.99 ERA, but is now throwing 1.32 with a 15-6 record.
In the second game, sophomore Sarah Hamilton was credited with the loss, just her fifth this season, as she gave up three runs on nine hits, one of which was a two-run homer. The Tallahassee native managed nine punch-outs and is now throwing a 1.27 ERA.
Sophomore Ashley Stager was 1-for-4 and scored the first run on an error by the Yellow Jacket shortstop. Junior Monica Montez led the Noles in game one going 2-for-3, while freshman Shayla Jackson was 1-for-4 with one RBI with redshirt senior Jessica Gilmore picking up the second RBI.
Gilmore and Stager also notched hits in game two and freshman Amber Bryant rounded out the hits with one of her own.
After two complete, Florida State was 11-for-49 with three runs, two RBI, three errors 14 left on base. Georgia Tech dominated its home turf going 18-for-53 with 11 runs, nine RBI and 15 left on base.
The Garnet and Gold will regroup and return to the field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday to finish up the series with the Yellow Jackets on Mewborn Field. The game will be available live on ACC Select, internet radio and GameTracker live stats by visiting www.ramblinwreck.com.