April 2, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – In the second meeting between the teams this season, the Florida State softball team shutout Florida A&M 18-0 on JoAnne Graf Field on Wednesday, April 2. The Seminoles tied their all-time high of 18 runs in a single game, a record originally set against FAMU back in 2002. Florida State is now 30-13 on the season while the Rattlers fall to 10-27.
Freshman pitcher Sarah Hamilton takes the win as she leads the Seminoles to their largest winning margin since 1987 when FSU beat the Rattlers with a 17 run victory. Hamilton was one hit away from a perfect game as she stuck out seven batters in five innings to improve to 7-1 this season.
Leading on offense was sophomore Carly Wynn who was a perfect 4-for-4, one hit being a two-run homer over the centerfield wall, while scoring three runs and recording three RBI’s. Wynn is now hitting a .370 average on the season after 27 games.
Nine out of 12 Seminole batters hit safely against FAMU’s pitching staff which included starter Tiffany Chan, who was credited with the loss and Ashley Jones. Sophomore Robin Ahrberg recorded three hits, driving in three RBI’s and also scored three.
In the all-time series against the Rattlers, FSU leads 95-7 with only two losses at the Seminole Softball Complex. Earlier this season the Seminoles took out FAMU 9-1 in what was counted as a road game for Florida State but was played on JoAnne Graf Field.
Following the shutout, the Seminoles hit the road for College Park, Md., as they continue their conference schedule with Maryland on April 5-6.