CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Redshirt senior Jessica Burroughs recorded the fourth no-hitter of her career, while the Seminole offense combined for 10 runs on 11 hits as No. 1 Florida State (32-1-1, 12-0 ACC) posted a 10-0 win in six innings against Virginia (11-20, 2-10 ACC) to complete the season sweep on Sunday afternoon.
Burroughs allowed just two baserunners in the entire game on a hit-by-pitch in the first inning and a walk in the fifth inning. She posted 11 strikeouts in her 6.0 innings pitched, surpassing the 10-strikeout mark for the fifth time this season. She improved to 16-1 on the season with a 0.70 ERA and 155 strikeouts as opponents are batting .134 against her on the year.
“Great way to wrap up the weekend,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We’ve been working on some new things with JB, and she did a great job of executing those today. Throughout the lineup we took quality at-bats and got a lot of experience for our freshmen as well. Ready to head home and get some rest and prepare for Pitt next week.”
Florida State jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning on a three-run home run by Jessica Warren, her ninth HR of the season. Morgan Klaevemann led off the game with a single through the left side and Dani Morgan was hit by a pitch, and both came in to score when Warren hit a ball off the scoreboard beyond the wall in right field.
Jessica Burroughs again dominated in the first inning, striking out the side to open the game for the eighth time in her 17 starts this season.
Another three-run inning in the FSU second extended the lead to 6-0. Klaevemann drove a one-out single back up the middle and stole second base, marking her 100th career stolen base.
She came in to score on Alex Powers’ 14th double of the season, as she drove a ball into the left field corner. Powers entered the week leading the country in doubles and now sits in a tie for ninth in a single season in FSU history, despite only playing 34 games so far.
Walks to Warren and Sydney Broderick loaded the bases and Harrod hit a two-out, two–run single through the left side to make it 6-0 FSU.
Burroughs continued to miss Virginia bats, recording two strikeouts each in the second, third and fourth innings as she retired the Cavaliers in order in each frame.
Carsyn Gordon hit her second home run of the weekend, a solo home run, in the top of the fifth to give the Noles a 7-0 lead.
A walk to UVA’s Iyana Hughes to lead off the fifth inning ended Burroughs’ streak of retiring 12 consecutive batters, but she retired the next three batters on two pop outs and a strikeout to end the inning.
FSU closed out its scoring with a three-run sixth inning as Powers led off with a single up the middle. Warren reached on a UVA fielding error and Broderick drove in a run with an RBI single to center. Warren tried to score from third on a wild pitch, but it took a fortunate bounce for Virginia and she was thrown out at the plate for the first out of the inning.
Harrod hit her fifth triple of the season to extend FSU’s lead to 9-0 to bring in Broderick. Cassidy Davis made it 10-0, driving in a run as she reached on a UVA error. Leslie Farris and Sabrina Stutsman walked in the inning, but would be left stranded.
It marked the 39th time this season that Florida State has scored at least three runs in an inning.
UVA’s Erika Osherow (6-13) tossed 5.1 innings, giving up 10 runs on 11 hits with five walks and one strikeout. Allison Davis pitched the final 0.2 innings, issuing just a walk in her three batters faced.
The Seminoles return home to Tallahassee to continue ACC play with a three-game series with Pitt at JoAnne Graf Field on March 31-April 2. Friday’s 6:00 p.m. game will be our annual “Paint It Pink” game where we will continue to raise awareness for the fight against various types of cancer. Saturday’s game will begin at 1:00 p.m., and the series will wrap on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
Admission is free for all home regular season games, while the FSU Softball radio stream, and a link for live stats, will be available on Seminoles.com.
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