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Softball Falls to Central Michigan in FSU Invitational

March 14, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Lady Seminoles completed their competition in the Tallahassee Democrat/FSU Invitational this morning as they lost to Central Michigan 1-5 at the Seminole Softball Complex. FSU went 3-2 in the tournament.

“We didn’t take advantage of our scoring opportunities,” Head Coach JoAnne Graf said. “The team played well overall this weekend. We just have to pick up our play in these next few

Florida State took an early lead in the second inning when Tami Post hit a single RBI to bring in Andi Lyons but the Chippewas scored two in the bottom of the inning to take the lead off a double. Lyons went 1-3 from the plate as Leslie Malerich (5-7) pitched five innings, giving up seven hits, four runs and striking out one batter. Jen White entered the game and finished the pitching for the Lady Seminoles, giving up one hit and striking out three batters.

The Lady Seminoles are 16-15-1 on the season and return to action on Tuesday, March 16th with a double header against UMass beginning at 5:30pm at the Seminole Softball Complex.


GOLD DIVISION: In game one, Central Michigan defeated Florida State 5-1 to advance to the championship game. Due to travel arrangements, the Chippewas were unable to play in the 2:00pm championships game and finished runner-up in the tournament. The #22 University of Massachusetts Minutewomen defeated #3 Fresno State 1-0 in the semi-final game of the Gold Division. UMass won the tournament by forfeit of Central Michigan.

SILVER DIVISION: Florida Atlantic took the Silver Division after a win over Virginia 8-2.

BRONZE DIVISION: Georgia Southern took the Bronze division championship game over Toledo 3-2.

All Tournament Team

(first base) Angela Cervantez, Fresno State
(second base) Mandy Galas, UMass
(third base) Karen Breshears, Virginia
(shortstop) Terra Pracht, Penn State
(catcher) (none chosen … extra utility player selected)
(outfield) Eli Barnes, Central Michigan
(outfield) Danielle Cox, Florida State
(outfield) Amy Morrison, Central Michigan
(pitcher) Amanda Scott, Fresno State
(utility) Amy Sandler, Maryland
(utlility) Holly Killion, Western Illinois
(utlility) Kelly Nicosia, Florida Atlantic
(utility) Cherra Wheeler, UMass

Most Valuable Player

Danielle Henderson, Pitcher, UMass

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