April 7, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In a pair of make-up games on JoAnne Graf Field, No. 21 Florida State swept Troy, 8-0 in six innings and 1-0 in nine, on Tuesday, April 7. The Seminoles are now 3-0 against the Trojans this season and improve to 29-12 overall.
Picking up the win in the 8-0 shutout was sophomore Sarah Hamilton (11-5) as she allowed no runs on five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. The Tallahassee native continues to lead the pitching staff with a 1.11 ERA.
Game one was chock full of hits for the Noles with senior Michelle Snyder leading the charge going 2-for-3 with three RBI, including the RBI single that would score the eighth run and end the game an inning early.
The second game of the night was more of a pitcher’s battle with FSU veteran Terese Gober taking the win after pitching a complete nine innings. The junior is now 18-7 as she gave up no runs on three hits with a single walk and eight punch outs.
Florida State would have a handful of opportunities to score, but would leave a total of six runners on base before scoring the winning point in the bottom of the ninth.
Using the International tie-breaker for extra innings, junior Carly Wynn would start the ninth inning on second base with Rafter up first. Rafter would naturally attempt a sacrifice bunt to advance Wynn to third, but would not only get the sac but reach first safely on a fielding error by Troy first baseman Nikki Hollett.
With runners on first and third, Mallory Borden would be intentionally walked to load the bases with fellow sophomore Ashley Stager on deck. A sacrifice fly out to center from Stager would score Wynn and complete the doubleheader sweep for FSU.
With little time to rest, the Noles must head east to Gainesville tomorrow for a single game against No. 1 Florida at Katie Seashole Pressly Field at 6:00 p.m. GameTracker live stats will be available by visiting www.seminoles.com.