TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Seminoles continue their busy schedule of eight games in six days with the Easton Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on February 23-25. The No. 9 Seminoles (9-3) will play a total of five games on the weekend – two against No. 10 Alabama (6-1) and Northern Iowa (9-2) and one versus Georgia State (5-5)
The weekend schedule for Florida State begins at 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday against Northern Iowa and the Noles close out the day against Alabama at 7:00 p.m. ET. Saturday’s doubleheader begins against Alabama at 5:00 p.m. ET, and then Georgia State at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Seminoles will wrap up the weekend against Northern Iowa at 12:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.
“This is another chance to put our team in front of some challenging situations to figure out where we are and how we can learn to take advantage of different opportunities,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “Alabama is a quality team and their fans are outstanding. They’ve built a program and a following that makes playing at Rhoads Stadium really difficult for visiting teams. But we love that challenge, getting into those situations and learning that it is just a simple bat/ball game and trusting the process. Northern Iowa is having a great year and Georgia State has some kids who can swing it, so it will have a Regional/Super Regional feel this weekend and I can’t wait.”
Alabama leads the all-time series with Florida State, 5-3, and has won four of the last five games, dating back to 2007. The Seminoles did win the most recent game, 5-1, on March 2, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Florida State is 7-1 all-tme against Northern Iowa, and it will be the first time the Seminoles and Panthers have played since 2000. FSU has won each of the last seven games, and this will be the first time the two teams have met outside of Tallahassee, Fla.
The Seminoles hold a 17-1 advantage over Georgia State all-time and have won 11 straight games against the Panthers. The only loss for FSU in the series came in a 1-0, nine-inning defeat on March 31, 1990.
Tickets are available at www.rolltide.com, and both games between Florida State and Alabama will be broadcast on SEC Network+. Live stats for all five games and a link for Seminole Softball Radio will be available on the schedule page of Seminoles.com.
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