May 14, 1999
The 8th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Championships, hosted by Florida State University, begins this Friday, May 14 and concludes on Sunday, May 16. Georgia Tech and Virginia match up in game one of the tournament at 3:00pm on Friday followed by Florida State and North Carolina at 5:00pm. The winner of game one will take on Maryland at 7:00pm. The games on Saturday will also be at 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00pm with games on Sunday at Noon and the championship game at 3:30pm on the Sunshine Network. If needed, there will be a game at 6:00pm and it will serve as the championship game if the loser of the 3:30pm game has only one loss.
The Florida State Lady Seminoles enter the tournament with a 37-25-1 record, 6-2 in the ACC and seeded 2nd. They ended the regular season 18-4 at home, 11-7-1 on the road and 8-14 on neutral ground. Danielle Cox led the team in batting average (.427), hits (93), runs (49) and stolen bases (72). Christy Cerecedes led the team with 33 RBI’s and Jen White led the pitching staff with 162 strikeouts with Stacy Venable posting a 12-1 record.
Thursday: #4 Virginia d. #5 Georgia Tech 3-1; #2 Florida State d. #3 Maryland 1-0; Virginia d. #1 North Carolina 2-1.
Friday: Maryland d. Georgia Tech 4-0; Florida State d. Virginia 10-0; North Carolina d. Maryland 4-0.
Saturday: Virginia d. North Carolina 6-0; Florida State d. Virginia 2-1.
Florida State (5): Dana Bailey, Kristy Hull, Jesse McGregor, Stacy Venable, Corrie Williams. Georgia Tech (1): Laura Webb Maryland (1): Lori Reese.
Virginia (3): Lori Reese, Meaghan Young, Stacey Zagol.
Tournament MVP: Stacy Venable
Scouting the Opposition
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech’s softball team has made significant strides in 1999 although the squad enters the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament with a 21-36 record. The Yellow Jackets, under the direction of first-year head coach Kate Madden, have shown vast improvement by currently holding second place in the league in team batting average with a .292 mark. Tech is third in the conference in runs, home runs and RBI. Junior catcher Anne Knobbe is 14th in Division I in RBI per game with a 1.04 average, after finishing with 59 in 57contests, which is a school record. She is second in the ACC in batting average (.369) and is the leader in home runs with nine and RBI. Center fielder Heather Sumrow is fifth in the league in batting average with a .353 mark and is errorless in 64 chances. Shortstop Ellen Styer is second in the conference in triples and left fielder Lauren Schwartz is fifth in stolen bases after having swiped 16 out of 18. Freshman Mimi Utt leads the team in victories with 12 this year. One of Tech’s top contests this year was a 2-1 loss to Maryland in 10 innings, when Mimi Utt and Kelly Shipman each fired over 150 pitches in the contest. Some of Tech’s top victories this year were against Virginia Tech, Kansas and East Carolina.
Maryland enters the tournament as the #1 seed after finishing the season as the co-champion of the SAA with Florida State and a regular season record of 47-19, 6-2 in the ACC. The team was ranked 21st in the latest USA Today/ NFCA Coaches Poll and has been in the top 25 for the last three weeks.
Senior pitcher Kelly Shipman became the eighth player in NCAA history and school history to reach 1,000 career strikeouts. She struck out nine batters against Princeton to give her a 1,002 career total, including 255 this season. She leads the ACC in ERA (0.96), saves (2), strikeouts (255) and innings pitched (275.2) and is second in strikeout per inning (6.49)and victories (28-11).
Freshman Kiesha Pickeral is in a head to head battle with Shipman for team leader in the hits catagory. Pickeral leads the team with 66 and a .340 batting average as Shipman has had 63 hits this season. Beth Radford leads the RBI catagory with Jennifer Potzman and Michelle Burrall tied at 35.
Maryland is first in the conference in pitching and has players in the top five in home runs, RBI’s, doubles and triples. The Terps finished the 1998 season in the third spot in the ACC.
North Carolina Tar Heels
At 40-20, Carolina is enjoying its best season since 1993, which was the last time the Tar Heels reached the 40-win mark. UNC currently leads the ACC in both team batting (.304) and fielding (968). Individual leaders for the Tar Heels are sophomore shortstop Michelle Semmes (.368, 35 RBI), junior center fielder Crystal Henderson (.342, 29 RBI, team-leading 11 doubles) and freshman catcher/designated player Natalie Anter (.337, team-leading 41 RBI and 7 HR). UNC’s top pitcher is sophomore Radara McHugh, the 1998 ACC Rookie of the Year. She is 26-13 on the season and has established Carolina single-season records for appearances (42), games started (38), innings pitched (249.0) and wins (26).
Virginia completed its 1999 regular season with a record of 32-24 overall, 4-4 in the ACC with Cheryl Sprangel at the helm. Several individuals have stood out this season with their consistent performances.
Kristen Dennis (.358), Lori Reese (.345) and Meaghan Young (.320) lead the Cavaliers at the plate this season. Dennis has recorded team-highs with 27 RBI, 16 doubles and two homeruns. She is also third on the team with 58 hits and 26 runs scored and garnered ACC Player and Pitcher of the Week honors this season. Reese leads UVa with 37 runs scored and three triples, and is second on the team with 61 hits, 25 RBI and 10 doubles, garnering ACC Player of the Week honors April 19th.Young leads Virginia with 62 hits and is second on the team with 27 runs scored. She has also recorded 19 RBI to go along with seven doubles, two triples and one homerun and was ACC Player of the Week May 4th.
Three members of the pitching squad took the work load this season. Dennis (7-5), who was named ACC Pitcher of the Week April 5, has an ERA of 1.66 after facing 410 batters over 92.2 innings of work. She has thrown eight complete games and three shutouts while striking out 73 batters. Quinn (9-7) has an ERA of 2.37 after facing 460 batters over 103.1 innings of play. She has tallied 11 complete games and one shutout and a team high 108 strikeouts. Zagol has collected an ERA of 2.42 after squaring off against 547 batters during a stretch pf 127.1 innings. She has posted team-highs with 14 complete games and four shutout. Zagol has 59 strikeouts on the season.
FSU ends season at 37-25-1
The end of the regular season was bittersweet for the Lady Seminoles as they won game 1,000 and 1,001 for Head Coach Dr. JoAnne Graf during the doubleheader with South Florida. If that wasn’t enough excitement…Danielle Cox broke two single season records: stolen bases and hits. The Florida State softball team concluded the regular season with a 37-25-1 season including a sweep of #24 South Florida last week. The Lady Seminoles were 6-2 in the ACC, 10-2 in the Southern Atlantic Alliance and shared the regular season championship with Maryland.
THE LAST TIME OUT
The Lady Seminoles did a clean sweep last week as they rounded up their regular season taking two a piece from UNC-C and South Florida and gave Coach JoAnne Graf an end-of-the-year gift as she won her 1,000 game with the 2-1 win over South Florida. Kimmy Carter, who was named the ACC and SAA Player of the Week this week, led the team with five RBI’s and two triples. Danielle Cox broke the stolen base single season record with #70 (she now stands at 72) as well as the single season hits record with #93. Stacy Venable led the pitching squad with a 2-0 record and was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week this week after throwing five strikeouts and only giving up one earned run.
Not a single one!
Frehsman Leslie Malerich pitched her first no-hitter as a Seminole with her win over Toledo. The Merrillville, IN native struck-out nine batters, walked two and had no hits in the 9-1 win. Toledo scored on a sacrifice after a walk and an error.
And the hits keep on coming…
FSU has had double-digit hits in 19 games this year and it doesn’t stop there. The Lady Seminoles are averaging 7.32 hits per game, have 12 players with double digit hits for the season and had a season high 16 hits in the second game against Michigan State. Fourteen of the 19 games have been in the second half of the season.
Leading the way
Not only does Danielle Cox lead the Lady Seminoles in batting average (.427), runs (49), hits (93) and stolen bases (72) but she also is a leader in the ACC. The senior from Anniston, Alabama leads the ACC in stolen bases (66) and in batting average (.427). NOTE: The ACC stats are as of the May 10th release.
Carter steps it up
Kimmy Carter has stepped up — and not just to the plate. Carter, a freshman from West Plam Beach, Florida,has had multiple hits in seven games this season and was named ACC and SAA Player of teh Week for May 11th. She is tied for the top spot in triples with five. Carter is also flawless from the field with no errors and a stolen base. She is one of four players with two doubles in a game and was perfect from the plate against Utah.
Oh no you don’t!
The Lady Seminoles caught their opponents stealing…bases that is. Thirty-five players from the FSU opponents have been caught trying to sneak to the next base. Andi Lyons leads the team as she has caught ten of those players and Leslie Malerich has caught eight.
no runs for you
The FSU pitching staff has held 15 teams scoreless in games. Jen White leads the effort with shut-outs over Campbell, Miami-Ohio, Maryland, Georgia Tech and Minnesota. Leslie Malerich recorded shut-outs against Georgia Southern and Troy State as Stacy Venable held the Bulldogs scoreless in the 5-0 win over Georgia.
What a Steal!
Danielle Cox and Dana Bailey are among FSU’s best in stolen bases as they hold the third and fifth spots in the career record book. Cox has 93 while Bailey has 60, respectively.
Now and then
The Lady Seminoles have made improvements after the first half of the season. In their first 32 games, FSU was 16-15-1 with 204 hits and 107 runs. Since then, FSU has gone19-10 and had 254 hits, scoring 130 runs (compared to their opponents 66).
The pitching staff has stepped it up as well. From the beginning of the season through the FSU Invitational, the pitchers had given up 174 hits, 73 runs and eight homeruns while striking out 166 batters. With two regular season games left, they have struck out 143 batters and have only given up 66 runs off 162 hits. Only five of those hits have gone over the outfield wall.
Three Strikes…you’re out!
Each batter gets three strikes…and the Lady Seminoles have made sure they get out! Jen White leads the team with 162 strikeouts and has caught 45 of them looking. Leslie Malerich is second on the team with 91, 29 of them looking, and Stacy Venable has sent 63 batters back to the dugout.
What an honor!
Senior Stacy Venable is one of 16 students-athletes in the ACC to be awarded the 1999 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship. Each student receives $5,000 toward their postgraduate education. Venable was chosen based on her exceptional performance in the classroom, on the field and in the community. She will continue her education as a full time student after graduation.
She’s a hitter!
After only eighteen games with a hit in the first half of the season, Christy Cerecedes has turned it up a notch. A sophomore from Hacienda Heights, California, Cerecedes has had hits in 25 of the last 31 games, bringing in 16 of her RBI’s from the season. She is also tied for first in the ACC with five triples.
Over the fence
Teresa Edenfield hit her first homerun as a Seminole against FAMU with a three run shot over the left field wall. Andi Lyons also hit her first homerun as a Seminole against FAMU as she drove one over the center field wall at the FAMU Softball Complex. Four other Florida State players have hit one over the wall this year: Danille Cox, Becky Wallace, Jennifer White and Corrie Williams.
Danielle Cox has gone nationwide with her stolen bases. Cox leads the country with 72 stolen bases and an average of 1.11. NOTE: Statistics as of May 11th release.
Team leaders as of May 5, 1999
Danielle Cox .427
Danielle Cox 91
Christy Cerecedes 12
Christy Cerecedes 5
Kimmy Carter 5
Danielle Cox 1
Jen White 1
Becky Wallace 1
Corrie Williams 1
Andi Lyons 1
Teresa Edenfield 1
Christy Cerecedes 33
Danielle Cox 68
Jen White 200.2
Stacy Venable 1.17
Jennifer White 155
Stacy Venable 49
Stacy Venable 17
Dr. JoAnne Graf hits win #1,000
Not too many people can say they are the second to do anything in history, let alone the first. But Head Coach Dr. JoAnne Graf has become one of the few.
Dr. Graf became the first coach in Division I history to win 1,000 Division I games and the first to win 1,000 at a single university with the 2-1 win over South Florida on May 6. All of these wins include slow and fast pitch.
In her 21 years at the helm of the Florida State program, Coach Graf has led the Lady Seminoles to five College World Series, 12 NCAA Regional appearances and two slowpitch National Championships. Under Graf’s direction, the Lady Seminoles have practically owned every Atlantic Coast Conference title since the league adopted softball as a sport in 1992. Her coaching has produced 16 All-Americans, including three first team selections, numerious all-conference and all-region players and five players who took the step to the professional league. She has watched the program grow from playing on an intramural field to having a home in a state-of-the-art facility and has watched as many of her players have become high school and college coaches, taking their experience and knowledge as a player under Coach Graf and shared it with their athletes.
Dr. JoAnne Graf’s Milestone Victories
No. Date Score/Opponent
1000 May 6, 1999 2-1 vs South Florida
900 April 10, 1997 6-0 vs. North Carolina
800 April 7, 1995 15-0 vs. North Carolina
700 April 17, 1993 4-2 vs. Virginia
600 February 23, 1992 2-0 vs. West Florida
500 March 13, 1990 5-0 vs. Virginia
400 April 26, 1987 2-0 vs. Oklahoma State
300 April 5, 1985 10-1 vs. NE Louisiana
200 March 26, 1983 3-2 vs. Florida
100 April 10, 1981 3-2 vs. NC State
1 February 26, 1979 3-1 vs Chipola College
Graf’s Current Career Record: 1,001-285-6
COX MAKES FSU HISTORY
Senior Danielle Cox left her mark on FSU softball history when she became the first Seminole softball player to be selected for the Coca-Cola USA Softball National Team Festival in Fresno, California. Cox is among 50 of the nation’s finest women’s fast pitch softball players, which also includes members of the 1998 World Championship team, chosen to participate in the Festival June 8-14. Cox will compete for one of the five remaining spots on the 1999 Softball Women’s National Team, that will compete in the 1999 Pan-American Games. She earned ASA All-American honors this summer and broke the Women’s Major ASA 22-year old batting record with her .688 average at the national tournament.
Picks of the week…
Kimmy Carter and Stacy Venable joined Danielle Cox and Jen White on the ACC and SAA Player and Pitcher of the Week list this week after leading the team to a 4-0 record.
Carter, a freshman from West Palm Beach, Florida, went 6-15 and added two triples and five RBI’s. The right fielder leads the team and ACC in triples with five and is third on the team with 19 RBI’s. She has appeared in 46 games and is on a five game hitting streak.
The senior pitcher form Choctaw, OK, Venable nabbed the Pitcher of the Week honors after a 2-0 record last week, including a 2-1 win and complete game over South Florida. She had five strikeouts and gave up only one earned run. Venable leads the team with a 1.15 ERA and has struck out 63 batters.
Cox and White swept the ACC weekly honors for March 16 after leading the team to a 5-2 record, including a 3-2 mark in the Tallahassee Democrat FSU Invitational.
Danielle Cox has once again made history. With stolen base #70 against South Florida in game one, Cox broke the record for the most stolen bases in a single season and now stands at 72. (Her goal: the NCAA record of 80). But she wasn’t done. Cox then broke the single season hits record with #93 in game two against South Florida. JUST A NOTE: Coach Graf stopped the game and presented Cox with the actual base she stole, third base.
Back in the swing of things
Danielle Cox and Kimmy Carter are back in the swing of things. Cox, whose longest hitting streak this season is nine, is on an eight game hitting streak dating back to April 14th. Carter, who leads the ACC in triples, started her five game hitting streak against Florida International. Dana Bailey holds the longest streak this season with ten games (from March 27-April 9).
Ripping it up
Three Lady Seminoles have been ripping it up at the plate lately. In the last 25 games, Danielle Cox has had hits in 23 games as Christy Cerecedes had hits in 20 of those games, with Dana Bailey adding 19, including a ten game hitting streak.
In the clutch
Florida State has had three clutch victories this season. Jen White took the first one for the Lady Seminoles with her two run homer in the seventh inning to clinch the win over UNLV. In a tight match with Auburn, Christy Cerecedes took a sacrifice fly to right field to score the winning run inthe 10th inning. Jackie Hirschfeld answered the call as she pinch hit in the bottom of the eigth inning and drove in the winning run against Florida International.
A bit of trivia
– Freshman Kimmy Carter, who will vie for a spot in the outfield and back-up at catcher, is the daughter of major league baseball player Gary Carter, who played for the New York Mets and Montreal Expos during his career.
– Five FSU softball players have gone on and played professionally. Laurie Shepard and Shannon Mitchem played for the Silver Bullets as Myssi Calkins, Renee Espinoza and Shama Wilson played for the Georgia Pride.
ACC 1999 Championships
The 1999 Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Championships will begin May 14, 1999 and conclude on Sunday, May 16. Florida State will serve as the host school and all games will be played at the Seminole Softball Complex.
Florida State enters the tournament as the #2 seed for the third time in ACC history. FSU was tied for the top seed with Maryland and after all possible options were exhausted, the blind draw produced the top two seeds. The third and fourth seeds were also a blind draw, leaving North Carolina as the third seed and Virginia as the fourth with Georgia Tech rounding out the seedings.
The 1999 championships marks the eigth tournament for ACC softball.
FSU IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT
YEAR SEED Record Finish
1992 #1 3-0 Champion
1993 #1 4-1 Champion
1994 #1 3-2 Runner-Up
1995 #1 3-1 Champion
1996 #2 3-0 Champion
1997 #1 2-1 Co-Champion
1998 #2 3-0 Champion
Overall ACC Championships Record: 20-5
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
1992: Toni Gutierrez
1995: Cindy Lawton
1996: Shamalene Wilson
COACH OF THE YEAR:
1992: JoAnne Graf
1993: JoAnne Graf
1997: JoAnne Graf
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
1993: Shamalene Wilson
1995: Kristy Hull
1993: Susan Battery
1994: Lisa Davidsin
1995: Cindy Lawton
1996: Shamalene Wilson
1997: Kristy Fuentes
1998: Stacy Venable
The Southern Atlantic Alliance
In order to receive an NCAA automatic bid, a conference must have at least six schools who sponser softball. So the ACC joined UNC-Charlotte and South Florida to form the Southern Atlantic Alliance (SAA). The SAA receives an automatic bid to the tournament and this year it was a neck and neck race.
Florida State and Maryland were tied in the SAA, both at 10-2. Since the two teams split the doubleheader during the regular season, the tiebreaker went to the next step, which was head to head action against the third team in the SAA, North Carolina. Maryland received the bid based on their 2-0 record over UNC compared to the split the Lady Seminoles had with the Tar Heels in April. Florida State will have to wait until May 16th to find out whether they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
FSU This Season
vs ranked opponents: 4-7
at home: 18-4
on the road: 11-7-1
at a neutral site: 8-14-0
in tournament play: 9-14-0
in extra innings: 5-1
games called by 8 run rule: 5-0
vs ACC: 6-2
vs SAA: 10-2
AGAINST NON-ACC OPPONENTS
vs Atlantic-10: 1-1
vs Big 10: 2-3
vs Big 12: 0-2
vs Big West: 1-0
vs Conference USA: 0-3
vs ECAC: 1-0
vs MAC: 4-2
vs MEAC: 1-1
vs MidContinent: 0-1
vs Pac 10: 0-2
vs SEC: 4-3-1
vs Southern Conference: 2-1
vs Sun Belt: 2-0
vs TAAC: 6-2
vs WAC: 2-2
FSU in the ACC
FSU is among the best in the ACC as they hold top spots in six catagories, including the top spot in stolen bases, batting, and pitching win/loss: (as of May 11, 1999)
CATAGORY RANK AVG INDIVIDUAL
Danielle Cox 1st .427
Kimmy Carter Tied 1st 5
Christy Cerecedes Tied 1st 5
Earned Run Average:
Stacy Venable 2nd 1.15
Jennifer White 3rd 1.58
Leslie Malerich 6th 2.05
Strikeouts per inning:
Stacy Venable 4th 5.58
Stacy Venable 1st 12-1 (.923)
Danielle Cox 1st 1.14/game (72 total)
Dana Bailey 3rd .38/game (24 total)
Batting 3rd .279
Pitching 2nd 1.66 ERA
Fielding 2nd .963
Did you know
– Dr. Joanne Graf is a Top 10 coach–literally. Coach Graf ranks 2nd among Division I Winningest Active Coaches by percentage,3rd by percentage among Division I all-time coaches, 6th by victories among winningest active coaches in Division I, and 7th by percentage and victories among all-time, all-division winningest coaches and by victories among Division I coaches. All of these rankings are for fast pitch only. Coach Graf is 1st among all-time Division I coaches by victories (including slow and fast pitch.)
– The 1998-99 school year marks the 30th anniversary of FSU women’s athletics and softball was third on the list! Over the past thirty years, the Lady Seminoles have made their mark on FSU women’s athletics history in many regards. Head Coach JoAnne Graf led the 1981 and 1982 squads to back to back AIAW National Championships and Darby Cottle, a two time All-American, was named the slowpitch National Player of the Year in 1982. The 1986 team earned the first bid for FSU to the NCAA tournament for fast pitch and in 1987, the Lady Seminoles advanced to the Women’s College World Series. Since then, FSU has won six ACC titles, has advanced to regionals and Coach Graf became the second coach in NCAA Division I history to win 900 games. The Lady Seminoles will play in a new complex this year as the Seminole Soccer/Softball complex nears completion.
Lady Seminole Updates
2 – Danielle Cox – Sr.
Leftfielder who has played and started all 63 games… broke the FSU single season record for stolen bases (70) and hits (93) against South Florida…leads the country, ACC and team with 72 stolen bases… batting a team-leading .427 and leads the ACC in batting average… has a team-leading 93 hits and 49 runs… hit her first career homerun (in the park) against Mercer… has 13 RBIs and four doubles on the season… named ACC Player of the Week for March 16… was named to the Tallahassee Democrat FSU Invitational All-Tournament Team… is third in career stolen bases with 93.
3 – Felicia Williams – Jr.
Has appeared in 28 games primarily as a pinch runner…played in right field against FAMU… has four stolen bases and has scored 11 runs.
6 – Dana Bailey – Sr.
Veteran centerfielder who has played and started all 63 games this season… broke into the FSU career record book against Mercer as she recorded her 42nd career stolen base… has 24 steals and seven RBI’s this season…is third in the conference in steals… was perfect from the plate against Toledo…holds the longest hitting streak this season with ten games.
7 – Jesse McGregor – Sr.
A solid shortstop…has started 60 games… has 18 RBIs on the season… leads the team with 22 sacrifices… had two RBIs against Colorado State… has six doubles and two triples… had a triple against Hofstra… has five stolen bases… was perfect at the plate against Virginia…is one of twelve players with double digit hits.
8 – Kimmy Carter – Fr.
Rightfielder who has played in 46 games this season… was named ACC and SAA Player of the Week for May 11th…recorded her first RBI against Utah… has 19 RBI’s on the season… recorded two doubles against Furman…hit two triples against UNC-Charlotte and had five RBI’s last week… is tied for first in the ACC with five triples …daughter of former professional baseball player Gary Carter.
9 – LaTanya Mitchell – Fr.
Has played in 17 games, mostly at the right field position… had an RBI against Colorado State.
10 – Andi Lyons – Jr.
Has played in 47 games between the catcher and DH positions…hit her first homerun as a Seminole against FAMU… had two RBIs and two doubles against Mercer… had a double and an RBI against Florida Atlantic… had two RBIs in the series with Virginia… with 16 RBI’s on the season, is one of just eight players with double figure RBIs… is fifth on the team with 34 hits.
12 – Jennifer White – So.
Named ACC Pitcher of the Week for March 16th… has a 15-16 pitching record and has appeared in 36 games… recorded her first shutout of the year against Campbell…leads the pitching squad with six shutouts and 23 complete games…is third in the conference in ERA… has struck out 162 batters and pitched 207.2 innings… has one homerun … is batting .253.
13 – Christy Cerecedes – So.
Starter at second base… leads the team with 33 RBIs and is batting .337…has 12 doubles and five triples on the season… ranks second on the team with 60 hits… has 14 stolen bases and has started all 63 games…is tied for the top spot in the conference with five triples.
14 – Teresa Edenfield – Jr.
Hit her first career homerun with a three run shot over the left field wall against FAMU…has played in 34 games this season at the catcher position… has 13 RBIs…had two doubles against UNC-Charlotte… has caught six players stealing and has four stolen bases.
15 – Corrie Williams – Sr.
Starter at first base… leads the team with 354 putouts… has played in 57 games…with 23 RBIs, is just one of nine players with double digit RBIs… had her first homerun of the season against Utah State… leads the team with 23 walks and has ten doubles… had two RBI’s against Virginia and has three stolen bases.
16 – Becky Brock – Fr.
An intelligent player who has seen action at the shortstop position… has played in nine games…has one RBI and one double on the season…is batting .300.
17 – Becky Wallace – Jr.
Sees most time at designated player, but is a backup at first base… has played in 42 games and is batting .245… is fourth on the team with 18 RBIs off 24 hits… hit her first career homerun with a three run blast against UNLV…has eight doubles.
20 – Kelly Miller – So.
Has played in 26 games between first base and the DH position…has ten RBIs… hit a two-run double against Mercer and had two RBIs against UMass…has three doubles and ten RBI’s on the season.
21 – Dana Vickery – Fr.
Batting .333.. plays second base and has seen action in 20 games…was perfect at the plate against Campbell.
22 – Stacy Venable – Sr.
Named ACC and SAA Pitcher of the Week for May 11th…has pitched in 20 games with a record of 12-1 and a 1.15 ERA… has struck out 63 batters and given up53 hits… had her first shutout of the season against Georgia…leads the conference in win percentage (.923) and is second in ERA… is one of 16 recipients in the ACC of the 1999 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship.
23 – Leslie Malerich – Fr.
Has a 10-8 pitching record with a 2.05 ERA… has four shutouts and has pitched 143.1 innings… has 91 strikeouts and has appeared in 31 games… had her first career no-hitter against Toledo.
24 – Jackie Hirschfeld – Fr.
Has seen action in 15 games at third base… is 3-of-9 at the plate (.333)… was perfect from the plate against Campbell…drove in the winning run against Florida International.
25 – Tami Post – Sr.
Has played and started in all 63 games this season at third base… has 13 RBIs and has two triples and seven doubles… has four stolen bases and nine sacrifices…is one of twelve players to hit double digit hits this season.