March 4, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Seminoles return to Tallahassee to host the final tournament of the season after being washed out at the 14th Annual NFCA Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga., last weekend. Florida State, ranked No. 25 for the second straight week on the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll, will welcome Bethune-Cookman, Troy, Liberty and Middle Tennessee State to JoAnne Graf Field for the FSU Invitational beginning Thursday, March 5 through Saturday, March 7.
Up first for FSU on Thursday is Bethune-Cookman, currently 5-14, which enters the weekend after getting swept by Campbell in a doubleheader on Tuesday. The Seminoles are 5-0 against the Wildcats with the most recent meeting coming last season at the Seminole Classic which resulted in a 14-3 FSU victory.
Florida State will face Troy (14-5) and Liberty (3-6) at 4:45 and 7:00 p.m., respectively, on Friday before finishing up the tournament with Middle Tennessee State (3-7) at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Fans can watch the Thursday night game against Bethune-Cookman live on ACC Select and GameTracker live stats will be available all weekend on Seminoles.com.