TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — After a perfect 4-0 weekend on the road in San Marcos, Texas, No. 8 Florida State will host Florida A&M (1-2) in its home opener at JoAnne Graf Field on February 14 at 6:00 p.m.
The Florida State-Florida A&M matchup is the longest running series in Seminole Softball history. The Noles and Rattlers have met 117 times, including at least one game per season dating back to 1984. Florida State holds a 110-7 advantage over its cross-town opponent. Since a 4-0 victory for Florida A&M in 2006, FSU has won 22 consecutive games in the matchup.
“Glad to be back home and playing in front of our awesome fans,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about our team last weekend in Texas, and I’m looking forward to how we build on that tomorrow night. It is fun that we are playing on Valentine’s Day, so we hope that fans will come out and bring their significant other to share in the sport we all love.”
The Seminole offense is highlighted by junior Carsyn Gordon, who earned ACC Player of the Week honors on February 13 after finishing the weekend with a .667 batting average, two doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven RBI and eight runs scored. Cali Harrod and Jessie Warren each are tied for the team lead with two home runs and eight RBI apiece.
Meghan King and Kylee Hanson enter the second week of the season after each won both of their starts in San Marcos and both tallied 10.0 innings in the circle. King leads the team with a 0.70 ERA and Hanson tops the pitching staff with 12 strikeouts.
Admission is free for all regular season games at JoAnne Graf Field and live stats will be available through StatBroadcast. FSU Softball Radio will be streaming through Shoutcast.com, and all related links will be on the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com.
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