Feb. 19, 2007
Florida State Softball
#20 Florida State at Troy (DH)
Wednesday, Feb. 21 Troy, Ala. 3 p.m. (CST)
Troy Softball Complex
Florida State (8-1)
Sun Belt: 0-0
First Pitch (What You Need To Know):
Following its second home tournament of the year, the No. 20 Florida State softball team is back on the road this week as it travels to Troy for a 3 p.m. (CST) doubleheader. The Trojans have won three of the last four games against Florida State, including a sweep of the Seminoles in Troy during the 2005 season.
For the second weekend in a row, a Florida State pitcher tossed a no hitter as sophomore Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) blanked Memphis, 8-0, in the Sunshine State Tournament. It was the first no hitter of her collegiate career.
Melissa May was one of three Seminoles on the Sunshine State All-Tournament team as she was joined by oufielder LaShaun Davis (Marietta, Ga.) and designtated player/catcher Brittany Krbec (Orlando, Fla.)
Wednesday’s doubleheader at Troy marks the return of the senior Brittany Krbec who spent three seasons with the Trojans before transfering to Florida State.
Florida State is the top offensive team in the ACC with a .356 team batting average and 7.2 runs per game.
With her triple against Jacksonville, Player of the Year candidate Veronica Wootson (Fontana, Calif.) moved into a tie for seventh in ACC history with her 20th triple.
Seminoles Back On The Road Wednesday At Troy
After a successful venture away from JoAnne Graf Field last week, the No. 20 Florida State softball team takes to the road again on Wednesday. The Seminoles (8-1 overall) travel to Troy this weekend to take on the Trojans (6-0) in a 3 p.m. (CST) doubleheader. Both games can be heard live by logging on to www.seminoles.com.
Trip To Troy Is A Homecoming For Krbec
The trip to Troy will have a little bit more meaning for one Seminole. For three years Brittany Krbec was a starter at Troy, but she transferred to Tallahassee for her final season. During her three seasons, Krbec had a .253 career average and started 177 of the 183 games she played in. Last year she had her best season with the Trojans, hitting .284 with 21 RBIs and finished her tenure with a spot on the Sun Belt Championship All-Tournament Team. Krbec also excelled in the classroom as a member of the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-District.
If there is one non-conference team that has given Florida State more fits over the last few years it’s been Troy. The Trojans have won three of the last four meetings between the two schools, including a sweep of the 2005 doubleheader at Troy. Overall the Seminoles lead the all-time series 16-6-1, but only hold a 5-3-1advantage in Troy. Last season Whitney Buckmon (Marietta, Ga.) singled in the bottom of the seventh inning to score LaShaun Davis with the winning run then Troy won the nightcap 4-2. Already this year, the Trojans have a victory over an ACC team with a 4-2 win against Georgia Tech.
FSU Shares Title At Sunshine State Tournament
When the level of play was stepped up a notch, the Seminoles responded as they went 3-1 last weekend during the Sunshine State Tournament. The only blemish on the weekend was a 1-0 loss to Kansas and Player of the Year candidate pitcher Kassie Humphreys. The Jayhawks’ only run came in the seventh inning as FSU’s Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) hung with Humphryes by striking out a season-high 14 batters. The Seminoles opened the tournament with a 10-2 win over Jacksonville in five innings then bounced back from the Kansas loss with an 8-3 victory versus South Carolina and an 8-0 triumph over Memphis in six innings.
May Produces First No Hitter Versus Memphis
A little bit of confidence has gone a long way for sophomore Melissa May. In her first game back from mononucleous last year, the left-hander threw a two-hit shutout of No. 8 Georgia to get FSU into the Super Regional. In her second start of the year May threw the first no-hitter of her collegiate career as she shut down Memphis, 8-0, on Saturday. During her six-inning masterpiece, May only faced one batter over the minimum as she was helped out by a pair of double plays, including one she started herself to end the sixth inning. May struck out three batters and only issued one free pass.