April 22, 2006
BLACKSBURG, Va. –
Florida State University junior shortstop Yuruby Alicart belted her way into the record books, however, her two-run home run would be the only runs the Seminoles scored. FSU dropped a 10-2 decision in five innings to Virginia Tech in the first game of Saturday’s (April 22) Atlantic Coast Conference doubleheader.
Florida State dropped to 33-24, 7-9 in the league. The Hokies improved to 10-6 in the league, 32-13 overall.
Taking the loss was FSU starter Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) as her ledger dropped to 22-14. McDonald gave up five runs, four earned, on seven hits with and three walks in four innings of work. Freshman Kayla Collins (Niceville, Fla.) two-thirds of an inning in relief, giving up five runs on three hits. Getting the win was Angela Tincher as she improved to 21-6.
After Virginia Tech scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first, the Seminoles got their first runs of the weekend off Tincher by making the Hokies pay for a defensive miscue in the third. Designated player Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) started the frame by reaching on an error.
Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) took Tincher’s 2-1 offering over the fence in left center to give FSU a 2-1 lead. The home run was the tenth of the season for Alicart, tying the single season record set by Tiffany Daniels (1987) and Brandi Stuart (2002). She also moved up on the RBI charts, tying Stuart and Kristy Hull (1996) for eighth at 45 RBIs.
Virginia Tech tied the game at two in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Charisse Maraiconda. The winning run came across in the fourth inning when Erin Ota laid down a squeeze bunt to score pinch runner Crystal Beach as part of a three-run inning.
The two teams complete the three-game series with the second game of the doubleheader.