ORLANDO, Fla. — Continuing its road trip in central Florida this week, No. 11 Florida State (12-6) will compete in THE Spring Games with five games over three days on March 6-8 at the Boombah-Soldiers Creek Park in Longwood, Fla.
The Seminoles will play Longwood (5-9) on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and play two games on Saturday against Creighton (8-8) at 11:00 a.m., and Charleston Southern (7-7) at 1:30 p.m. FSU will close out the weekend with games against Penn (5-2) on Sunday at 9:00 a.m., and Detroit Mercy (1-17) at 11:30 a.m.
“This weekend will be another opportunity for us to continue to grow and develop as a team,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We’re playing a total of seven games in six days in three different cities and that can be a challenge, both mentally and physically. It will be good to see how the team handles the adversity and the opportunities. Looking forward to a fun weekend as we continue the journey of Team 37.”
Friday’s game against Longwood will be the first time that the Seminoles and Lancers have played fastpitch softball. Florida State is a combined 24-2 all-time against current schools in the Big South Conference.
FSU is 2-1 in the all-time series against Creighton, but the two schools have not met since 1991.
The Noles have only played Charleston Southern once in program history, posting an 8-2 victory in Tallahassee during the 2014 season.
Florida State and Penn met in their only previous meeting in 2018, when the Noles posted a 12-0 victory in Clearwater, Fla. The Quakers and Seminoles both have Kiwis on their coaching staff as FSU’s assistant coach Travis Wilson and Penn’s head coach Leslie King are both from New Zealand.
It will be the third time this season the Florida State and Detroit Mercy have played. The Seminoles set a school record in runs scored in a 22-0 victory on February 8 in the JoAnne Graf Classic, along with a 12-0 win on February 9. Overall, FSU is 5-0 all-time against the Titans.
All five games of the weekend will be streamed by FloSoftball and links for the broadcast and live stats will be available on the softball schedule page on Seminoles.com.
Fans can listen to the FSU softball coaching staff, head coach Lonni Alameda and assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Troy Cameron, on their weekly podcast: Coaches and Coffee – The FSU Softball Podcast. Each week, the coaches talk about the current state of the Seminole softball team, chat about NCAA softball from around the country, and have a lot of fun along the way. The podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or directly at our website – fsusoftballpodcast.wordpress.com.
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