March 24, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles belted 16 hits
for the evening, but split with Atlantic Coast Conference-foe Maryland,
winning game one 4-1 and falling 5-3 in the finale in action at the FSU
Softball Complex. Florida State is now 22-17-1 overall and 3-1 in the ACC
while Maryland’s records stands at 20-15 and 1-1 in league play.
The Seminoles jumped out to early leads in both games. In game
one, Christy Cerecedes’ triple in the first inning gave Florida State a 2-0
advantage. FSU also added runs in the fifth and sixth innings as Danielle
Cox recorded one of her game-high three hits in the fifth inning and stole
second and third before scoring on Jesse McGregor’s infield single. FSU
pitcher Jennifer White helped herself in the sixth inning with a one-out
double to center field. Felicia Williams, who was pinch-running for White,
scored on a Dana Bailey single on the next play. Maryland’s lone run came
in the fourth inning as the Terrapins’ Jennifer Potzman led off the inning
with a bunt single. She later scored on a single by Kiesha Pickeral.
White allowed just five hits and struck out three for her 10th victory of
FSU’s 2-0 lead after the first inning in the second game was not
enough for the victory as Maryland took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning.
It was another Cerecedes triple that got the scoring started for the Tribe.
With two out and one on, Cerecedes belted one to center field, scoring Andi
Lyons who had reached on a two-out single. Corrie Williams followed with a
double to left field, scoring Cerecedes. Maryland responded in the second
inning as Michelle Burrell, who led off the inning with a double, was
sacrificed in by Beth Radford. In the fourth inning, the Terps would take
the lead with two runs off of two hits. Radford picked up two more RBI’s
in the inning.
The Tribe tied the game in the sixth as Bailey led off with
a bunt single. She later scored on a single by Cox. Maryland loaded the
bases in the seventh inning and with two out, Potzman singled, giving the
Terrapins a two-run advantage. FSU went down in order in the bottom of the
seventh. Kelly Shipman earned the victory in relief for Maryland and
improved her record to 10-9. White got the loss in relief and falls to
“I’m pleased with how we hit,” FSU Head Coach Dr. JoAnne Graf said.
“We adjusted well to their pitchers and hit the ball hard. We made too
many mistakes in the second game and that gave them some runs.”
FSU will host Troy State and Michigan State this weekend in the
round-robin Seminole Classic. FSU will play Michigan State at Noon and
Troy State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. On Sunday, the Tribe will face
Michigan State at 1 p.m. and Troy State at 3 p.m.
MARYLAND 000 100 0 – 1 5 1
FLORIDA STATE 200 011 x – 4 6 1
WP – White (10-9); LP – Shipman (9-9)
MARYLAND 010 200 2 – 5 6 1
FLORIDA STATE 200 001 0 – 3 10 1
WP – Shipman (10-9); LP – White (10-10)