February 26, 2021 - by
Softball Defeats Florida Gulf Coast, 7-0, on Day One of the Unconquered Invitational

Florida State 7, Florida Gulf Coast 0 | Season Stats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 15 Florida State softball team (8-3) defeated Florida Gulf Coast (4-6) on day one of the Unconquered Invitational, 7-0.

Florida Gulf Coast 7, Florida State 0

Kathryn Sandercock started and pitched 4 innings for the Noles in the circle as she allowed 2 hits and no runs with five strikeouts. She improved her record this season to 3-1.

Sandercock retired eight in a row from the second inning through the third inning.

Caylan Arnold entered the game in relief in the top of the fifth inning. She pitched two innings and allowed no hits with one strikeout.

Emma Wilson finished the game for Florida State pitching the final inning, not allowing a single batter on base.

Florida State got things started in the first at-bat of the game as Elizabeth Mason hit a solo home run to left field, giving FSU an early 1-0 lead.

The Noles continued to tack on the runs in the second inning, scoring two more. Kiersten Landers led off the inning with a double to center field. Anna Shelnutt followed that up with a strongly hit ball up the middle scoring Landers. FSU would then load the bases for Devyn Flaherty who would hit a sac fly to center field scoring Kaley Mudge, giving FSU a 3-0 advantage.

The Seminoles extended their lead in the bottom of the third inning with two more runs. The Noles once again started off the inning with a leadoff home run, this time by Cassidy Davis over the center-field wall. Kalei Harding would then get on with a walk and score three batters later after Kaley Mudge singled back to the pitcher.

In the fifth, Florida State put up two more runs to make it 7-0. Harding scored the first run after Kaia LoPreste put the ball in play towards the second baseman. Josie Muffley brought home the second run of the inning on a single up the middle scoring Landers from third.

Scoring Summary

  • B1 | Elizabeth Mason led off with a home run to left field (FGCU 0, Florida State 1)
  • B2 | Anna Shelnutt singled up the middle scoring Kiersten Landers from second with no outs. (FGCU 0, Florida State 2)
  • B2 | Devyn Flaherty hit a sac fly to center with the bases loaded and one out, scoring Kaley Mudge from third. (FGCU 0, Florida State 3)
  • B3 | Cassidy Davis led off the third inning with a solo home run to center field. (FGCU 0, Florida State 4)
  • B3 | With two outs, Kaley Mudge singled back to the pitcher scoring Kalei Harding from third. (FGCU 0, Florida State 5)
  • B5 | A strongly hit ball to the second baseman by Kaia LoPreste that resulted in her being out at first scored Harding from third. (FGCU 0, Florida State 6)
  • B5 | Josie Muffley hit a single up the middle scoring Landers from third. (FGCU 0, Florida State 7)

From Head Coach Lonni Alameda:

“I am proud of our performance today. We saw some intensity from the team at the plate and in the circle. Elizabeth Mason had a great day today. Anytime you have leadoff intensity like that and production from that spot in the lineup it sets the tone for the whole team. We are excited to see that and we are looking forward to two games tomorrow.”

Notes

  • Florida State hit their ninth and 10th home runs of the season against Florida Gulf Coast. Elizabeth Mason hit her team-leading fourth home run of the season in the first inning. Cassidy Davis hit her third home run of the year. She is second on the team.
  • The Noles have shown their speed on the bases this season, recording 28 stolen bases in 11 games this season. Devyn Flaherty leads the Noles with seven stolen bases.

Up Next

Florida State wraps up at the Unconquered Invitational tomorrow against FGCU (12:30 pm) and Southeast Louisiana (3:00 pm) both games will be on ACCNX.

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