TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Opening the three-game weekend series with a victory on Friday night, No. 4 Florida State (39-8, 11-5 ACC) defeated Boston College (15-26, 4-12 ACC) by a score of 5-0 at JoAnne Graf Field.
Meghan King tossed a complete-game shutout to improve to 21-5 on the season. She allowed just four hits and one walk, while recording 13 strikeouts, including each of the last six batters she faced.
“Nice to get back in the win column after a few tough games,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “I thought that Meghan threw a great game and had some poise in the circle, and Syd has been seeing the ball well lately. It is nice to get the monkey off your back from the pressure part of it and just go out to play some softball and have some fun. Not all the way there yet, but we’re looking to build on this for tomorrow afternoon.”
Sydney Sherrill put the Seminoles on the board in the bottom of the first inning with her team-leading 13th home run as FSU posted a 1-0 lead. It marked the 31st time in 2019 that the Noles have scored in the first inning, and FSU has tallied of 92 runs in the opening frame.
The Seminoles added another run in the bottom of the second inning as Makinzy Herzog reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and advanced to third base on a BC error. Anna Shelnutt drove in her 22nd RBI of the season on a single to make it 2-0 FSU.
Elizabeth Mason started the FSU fourth inning with a single up the middle and an error by Boston College allowed her to reach second. Zoe Casas made it 3-0 Seminoles with an RBI single to right center.
Dani Morgan led off the Seminole sixth inning with a walk and Casas followed with a double down the left field line to put a pair of runners on with nobody out. Herzog drove in a run as she reached on a fielder’s choice and quickly stole second base. Cassidy Davis entered to pinch hit and drove the first pitch back up the box for an RBI single for the 5-0 final score.
The Seminoles and Eagles will play game two of the series on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. Links for tickets and live stats will be available on the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com.
Fans can listen to the FSU softball coaching staff, head coach Lonni Alameda and assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Craig Snider, on their weekly podcast: Coaches and Coffee – The FSU Softball Podcast. Each week, the coaches talk about the current state of the Seminole softball team, chat about NCAA softball from around the country, and have a lot of fun along the way. The podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or directly at our website – fsusoftballpodcast.wordpress.com.
Throughout 2018-19, the Seminoles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Florida State and there are many events and reunions planned for all women’s sports. Head to www.seminoles.com/50th/ for more information that will be updated throughout the year.
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