April 7, 2007
ATLANTA, Ga. –
After breaking out the bats in the first game of its doubleheader with Georgia Tech, the Florida State softball team found itself on the opposite end of an offensive outburst. The Seminoles allowed seven runs in the first three innings as the No. 25 Yellow Jackets got a split of Saturday’s (April 7) doubleheader by beating Florida State 9-1 in six innings.
The loss dropped the Seminoles to 28-18 on the year, 6-5 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets improved to 35-13, 5-6 in the conference.
Taking the loss was Florida State starter Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as her record dropped to 8-4. The lefty threw two and thirds innings, giving up five runs, three earned, on six hits with three walks. Tiffany McDonald (Belfair, Wash.) gave up four runs, two earned, in two and two-third innings of work. Getting the victory was Georgia Tech’s Whitney Humphrey’s, who improved to 15-5.
Florida State’s lone run of the game came off the bat of rookie Monica Montez (Corona, Calif.). The outfielder blasted a solo shot to right field in the fourth inning for her third round tripper of the year. The Seminoles only other hit of the game came from Jessica Gilmore (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) as she poked a single through the left side of the inning in the second inning.
The long ball accounted for five of Georgia Tech’s runs as Savannah Brown belted a two-run and three-run homer before adding a solo home run in the fifth.
The two teams will play the rubber match of the three-game series on Sunday (April 8) with the first pitch set for 1 p.m.