February 11, 2021 - by
Softball Begins 2021 Season with JoAnne Graf Classic


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 2021 season is finally here as the No. 12 Florida State softball team begins their season on Friday as a part of the JoAnne Graf Classic (February 12-14). Memphis and No. 24 Missouri are both in Tallahassee for the third annual JoAnne Graf Classic.

The Seminoles begin play on Friday, February 12 at 12:30 pm against Memphis. The Noles follow that up with their second game of the day at 3:00 pm against Missouri. FSU caps off play at the JoAnne Graf Classic on Saturday with two more games beginning at 10:00 am against Memphis. The second game of the day is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm against Missouri.

Florida State vs. Memphis

This will be the second match-up between the Seminoles and the Tigers of Memphis. The two schools met for the first time in 2007 when FSU won 8-0 in six innings. Florida State pitcher Melissa May through a no-hitter.

Florida State vs. Missouri

Missouri leads the all-time series against Florida State, 7-1. FSU’s only win of the series came in 1989 in just the second meeting between the two programs. Missouri and Florida State last met in 2005 when the Tigers defeated the Seminoles 6-3 in Tallahassee.

Joanne Graf Classic

On March 17, 2018, the Florida State softball program honored its former head coach, Dr. JoAnne Graf, by announcing that, beginning in 2019, the first home tournament every season will be named the “JoAnne Graf Classic”, in honor of the NFCA Hall of Fame coach that won 1,437 games in her career, including 10 ACC titles, seven WCWS appearances and AIAW National Championships in 1981 and 1982.

The aim of each JoAnne Graf Classic is to bring at least one team that has a connection to the Hall of Fame Coach as her impact to the game of softball covers the nation from coast to coast.

All four of Florida State’s games will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Links for the broadcast and live stats will be available on the softball schedule page of seminoles.com.

All available tickets are sold out.

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JoAnne Graf Classic Schedule

2/12 – Memphis vs. Missouri – 10:00 am
2/12 – Memphis vs. FSU – 12:30 pm
2/12 – Missouri vs. FSU – 3:00 pm

2/13 – Memphis vs. FSU – 10:00 am
2/13 – Missouri vs. FSU – 12:30 pm
2/13 – Missouri vs. Memphis – 3:00 pm

2/14 – Memphis vs. Missouri – 9:00 am

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