March 25, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
One of these days the Florida State softball team is going to figure out Virginia Tech pitcher Angela Tincher, unfortunately that day wasn’t Sunday (March 25). Tincher backed up Saturday’s perfect game by surrendering just one hit as Florida State lost 1-0 to the No. 25 Hokies in the final contest of a three-game series.
Florida State dropped its second ACC series of the year as its record fell to 2-4 in the league, 23-14 overall. Virginia Tech climbed to 4-2 in the conference, 26-10 overall.
Taking the loss was Seminole starter Terese Gober (McDonough, Ga.) as her record fell to 7-3. The right-hander only threw one and a third innings, giving up one run on one hit with two strikeouts and two walks. Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) finished the game after coming on in the second as she gave up no runs on one hit with eight strikeouts. Getting her second victory of the weekend was Virginia Tech’s Angela Tincher as she improved to 20-3.
The Seminoles’ two-out struggles reappeared in the first inning as Gober got the first two batters out – including snapping Callie Rhodes’ streak of eight-consecutive hits, the sixth-longest streak in NCAA history – only to give up a walk to Caroline Stolle and surrendered a triple to Stephanie Savre to score Stolle with the winning run.
Florida State got its first base runner of the weekend against Tincher in the first inning when left fielder Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) was hit by a pitch. Centerfielder Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.) broke up the no-hitter in the seventh with an infield single but was stranded at second.
The Seminoles are back in action on Wednesday (March 28) when they play host to instate foe UCF in a 4 p.m. doubleheader.