TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Continuing conference play on the road this weekend, No. 3 Florida State (36-3, 8-1 ACC) will head north to take on Louisville (23-13, 4-5 ACC) in a three-game series on April 6-8 at Ulmer Stadium.
Due to rain in the forecast for Sunday, the Seminoles and Cardinals will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 6 beginning at 1:00 p.m., with the final game of the series on Monday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m., which will air nationally on ESPNU.
“The Louisville series is always competitive and I am looking forward to taking on the Cardinals this weekend,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “They have a new coach, but Coach Aprile has a lot of history against us from her time at Pitt, so it should be an exciting series. Playing on the road can be a challenge, and with a doubleheader on Saturday, we’ll need to be able to quickly make adjustments. The team is in a good spot and ready to go.”
Florida State leads the all-time series with Louisville, 13-4, including a 4-1 record on the road at Ulmer Stadium. The Seminoles have won each of the last nine games against the Cardinals, dating back to 2016, and have outscored UofL in those games by a score of 55-15.
The Seminoles are unbeaten in its last 52 conference series, posting a 48-0-4 mark against ACC foes, including 38 sweeps. Florida State is 136-14 in its last 150 ACC regular season games (.907%) and last lost a conference series at Maryland on May 5-6, 2012.
Meghan King enters the weekend with a 33.2-inning scoreless streak in the circle, and has not allowed a run in her last eight appearances, dating back to March 15 against Notre Dame. She leads the team with a 19-1 record, a 1.06 ERA and has been named the ACC Pitcher of the week five times so far in 2019.
The Noles have scored 307 runs through their 39 games of the season, and have had at least one baserunner in over 85% of its innings at the plate (191-of-224), scoring runs in 120 of them, meaning that the Noles are scoring at least one run in almost 55% of their offensive innings.
Both of Saturday’s games will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, while the Monday game will air nationally on ESPNU. Links for the broadcast and live stats will be available on the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com.
Fans can listen to the FSU softball coaching staff, head coach Lonni Alameda and assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Craig Snider, 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.
Throughout 2018-19, the Seminoles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Florida State and there are many events and reunions planned for all women’s sports. Head to www.seminoles.com/50th/ for more information that will be updated throughout the year.
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