April 8, 1999
GAINESVILLE, Fla. –The Florida State softball team split a
double-header with the Florida Gators tonight at the Florida Softball Complex
in Gainesville. The Gators won the first game 2-0 but the Lady Seminoles held
on to the second game to win 6-4.
The Florida Gators scored the only runs of game one in the fourth
inning off a two run single from Michelle Parks. Danielle Cox led the effort,
going 2-3 from the plate and stealing one base. Christy Cerecedes, Corrie
Williams, and Dana Bailey each added a hit and Jen White (12-14) took the
loss for the pitching squad, striking out two batters and walking two.
Kimmy Carter started the scoring in the second game with a single to
left field, bringing in Cox; Carter was then walked in for the second run of
the inning. The Gators then scored their first run in the first inning off a
double and their second run off a sacrifice hit. Jesse McGregor brought in
Tami Post in the second inning and Cerecedes and Williams both brought in a
run in the fourth inning. UF scored their third run in the fifth inning and
scored one in the seventh but held off the Gators to win the game 6-4. Carter
was perfect from the plate in game two, including a triple and an RBI. Cox
and Williams were both 2-4 and each added a stolen base. Leslie Malerich got
the win (10-7), striking out five batters and walking only one. Stacy Venable
also struck out one batter and gave up only one run.
The Lady Seminoles are 29-21-1 as the Gators go to 17-20. FSU will go
on the road this weekend to play a doubleheader against the North Carolina
Tar Heels on Friday and will participate in the Tar Heel Invitational
Saturday and Sunday.
FSU 000 000 0 0 4 0
UF 000 200 2 7 1
Winning Pitcher: Dieter Losing Pitcher: White
FSU 210 201 0 6 15 1
UF 100 110 1 4 9 1
Winning Pitcher: Malerich Losing Pitcher: Dieter