Feb. 23, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Less than 48 hours after upsetting No. 4 Michigan 6-5 in an exciting 11 inning game, the Florida State softball team will go for a repeat as it faces the Wolverines in a single game on Tuesday, February 24, at 4:00 p.m. on JoAnne Graf Field. The Seminoles ended an 11-game losing streak to Michigan on Sunday to close out the Seminole Classic.
“If our team goes out and plays hard it doesn’t matter who the opponent is,” FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. “Everyone just laid it out there on Sunday. Our pitchers were throwing some gutsy pitches and everyone played a big part in such a huge win.”
The last time Florida State shocked a top-ranked team was last season on March 20 when the Noles defeated No. 1 Arizona State in a 3-2 thriller at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.
FSU is now 12-3 thanks to sophomore Sarah Hamilton’s efforts against the Wolverines in 9.2 innings of work. The Tallahassee native threw 157 pitches and struck out 10 batters before being relieved by junior Terese Gober who picked up her eighth win of the season and currently leads the Seminole pitching staff with a 1.29 ERA heading into the rematch tomorrow afternoon.
Live stats will be available through GameTracker by visiting Seminoles.com.