Feb. 14, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State is out to a great start after taking down Miami (Ohio) University, 10-2, in five innings on JoAnne Graf Field at the Sunshine Classic on Saturday. Despite a rain delay that threatened to cancel the entire day, the Seminoles were able to extend the winning streak to six straight and are 7-1 overall which is the best start for the program since kicking off the 2004 season on a 10-game winning streak.
Picking up her second win this season was sophomore Sarah Hamilton who pitched four complete innings and gave up one unearned run on seven hits and struck out eight batters. Transfer Lauren Varsalona stepped into the circle in the fifth inning and gave up two hits and one earned run. Hamilton improved to 2-1 with 1.88 ERA.
Leading the Seminoles on offense once again was junior heavy-hitter Carly Wynn. The centerfielder went 2-for-3, including a double and a triple, with three RBI and scored three runs for the Noles. Wynn’s batting average is now an impressive .379.
Sophomore Ashley Stager was a perfect 2-for-2 after hitting an RBI double to score Wynn in the third. Stager would bring Wynn across the plate again in the final inning thanks to an RBI single to right center.
Recording her first collegiate hit in the second inning was freshman outfielder Amber Bryant who hit one to the third baseman and beat out the throw to first. Bryant would also pick up two runs in the win.
Seniors Jessica Gilmore and Michelle Snyder and sophomore Brittany Joseph rounding out the hits for FSU with one each. Snyder would also score once while Joseph picked up two runs in back-to-back innings.
The Sunshine Classic concludes on Sunday with three games: Purdue vs. Appalachian State at 9:00 a.m., Florida State vs. Purdue at 11:15 a.m. and Florida State vs. Mississippi State in the final game at 1:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to call the FSU weather hot line, 850-645-GAME (4263), in the event of inclement weather rolling through the Tallahassee area tomorrow morning.