TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State softball team will wrap up its fall season with a game against the USSSA Pride on Nov. 15 at JoAnne Graf Field with first pitch at 6:00 p.m. The Pride are members of the National Pro Fastpitch league and won NPF championships in 2013 and 2014.
“This will be a great way to wrap up the fall, playing against an amazing team like USSSA,” said head coach Lonni Alameda. “It will be an excellent challenge to see how we matchup against a professional team, but also give our girls a chance to compete against some of the players that they grew up cheering for.”
The Pride dominated the 2014 NPF end of the year awards as Andrea Duran was named Player of the Year, Cat Osterman was Pitcher of the Year and Madison Shipman earned Rookie of the Year honors. Also, veterans Caitlin Lowe and Natasha Watley joined Duran, Osterman, and Shipman on the 2014 All-NPF team.
Former Seminole Briana Hamilton, who played for NPF’s Pennsylvania Rebellion in 2014, will play with the Pride on Saturday night as she takes on her former teammates. Courtney Senas will also suit up for the Pride in Saturday’s exhibition game.
“I’m so excited to be back here and play on this field again,” said Hamilton. “It makes it so that my final game wasn’t last year against Michigan. Even though I may wear different colors on my uniform on Saturday, I’m still Garnet and Gold forever.”
The Seminoles have had a successful fall season with a 6-1 record so far, including wins over Georgia and Louisiana.
Admission is free to all fall FSU games and fans are invited to stick around after Saturday’s game for an autograph session with both the Florida State and USSSA softball teams.
Noles defeat the Eagles
Florida State cruised to an 18-2 victory over Tallahassee Community College on Thurs., Nov. 13. Jessica Warren, Victoria East and Victoria Daddis each had four hits in the game, including two home runs from Daddis. Ellie Cooper knocked in three RBI and scored two runs, while Macey Cheatham and Korina Rosario also came in to score twice.
Bailey Schinella started the game in the circle and tossed 3.0 innings, allowing just two runs on three hits with two strikeouts. At the plate, Schinella hit a home run along with two walks as she drove in two RBI and scored two runs.
Jessica Burroughs was dominant in her 3.0 innings of work, striking out eight of the nine batters she faced. Lacey Waldrop pitched the final 2.0 innings of the eight-inning contest and recorded two strikeouts.
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