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Leslie Farris

Leslie Farris - Softball - Florida State Seminoles

Player Profile

St. Johns, Fla.
high school

Career Honors


Senior Season (2020)

Played in 18 games with one start in the shortened 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finishing with one hit, one RBI and three runs scored…started at second base in the season opener against North Carolina on February 7…pinch-ran and scored a run on February 9 against Detroit Mercy…was hit by a pitch on February 15 against No. 23 Northwestern…scored a run against No. 19 Baylor on February 29…put down a bunt single and scored a run against Charleston Southern on March 7…drove in a run on the road at No. 7 Florida (March 11).

Junior Season (2019)

Played in 56 games as a junior, with 25 starts in the infield…posted a .254 batting average with 17 hits, two doubles, four triples, three home runs, 11 RBI, 13 runs scored, a .537 slugging percentage and four walks with two stolen bases…made a diving stop to save a run against UNCG on February 9…her first hit of the season was a solo home run against RV Ohio State on February 15…hit an RBI triple and scored a run against No. 8 LSU on February 16…drove in two runs and hit a triple on February 16 versus Minnesota…hit a solo home run on February 22 against Elon…singled and scored a run versus Lipscomb on Feb 23…drew a walk and stole a base at UCF on March 3…batted 2-for-3 with a run scored on the road at No. 12 Arizona on March 10…hit a double and a triple on March 19 against Florida A&M and also scored a run…hit a single on March 22 against NC State…singled and scored a run in her only plate appearance at Virginia on March 29…drew a walk in a 2-0 win on the road at No. 8 Florida on April 3…was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI on April 28 against Duke…stole a base and scored on May 3 at Syracuse…hit her fourth triple of the season at Syracuse on May 5…dropped down a sacrifice bunt as part of a two-run inning on May 11 against North Carolina…hit a two-run home run against USF on May 18, one of a school-record six home runs hit by FSU on the day…drove in a run with an RBI single on May 25 against No. 13 Oklahoma State in the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional.

Sophomore Season (2018)

Versatile player that saw action in 38 games on the season, including 20 starts in four different positions – second base (8), third base (8), designated player (6) and left field (1)…batted .271 on the season (16-for-59) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven RBI, 11 walks and 15 runs scored as she helped the Seminoles win their first NCAA National Championship…pinch-ran and scored in the season opener against Portland State on February 9…hit a double down the left field line and eventually scored on the road at Texas State on February 10…scored a run against No. 14 Minnesota on Feb 17…walked and scored a run at South Alabama on February 21…drew a pair of walks in FSU’s 6-2 win over Florida Gulf coast on March 3…walked and scored a run against Hofstra (3/3)…had a single and drew a walk at North Florida on March 10…walked and hit a single against Troy on March 21…set a career high with two hits on March 25 against Syracuse, including the first home run of her career in the fourth inning…hit an RBI triple and later scored against No. 19 Louisiana on April 4…tied a season high with two hits in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Pitt (4/6)…walked twice in consecutive games vs Pitt (4/6-8)…hit a game-winning two-run double at Boston College on April 13, helping the Noles come from behind to win the game, 5-4…was hit by a pitch in a pinch-hit appearance on May 20 against Jacksonville State…tied a career high with two hits and scored a run on May 25 against No. 11 LSU in game one of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional…entered as a pinch-hitter against No. 3 UCLA on May 31 at the 2018 Women’s College World Series…pinch-ran on June 4 in game one of the WCWS Championship Series against No. 5 Washington.

Freshman Season (2017)

Appeared in 25 games of the bench as a freshman as the Seminoles won the ACC Championship for the fourth consecutive season…recorded two hits, had four walks, drove in an RBI and scored five runs offensively, while making numerous defensive plays in the infield and making the NCAA Softball’s Top 10 plays of the Week on three different occasions…entered the Lipscomb game as a defensive replacement at 2B and made a diving stop in the 3-4 hole on the second batter of the inning…got her first hit and RBI as she drove a pinch-hit single into right field against Northwestern on February 18…walked and scored a run against Georgia Tech on March 4…hit a single and scored a run against Canisius (3/15)…drew a walk against Florida Gulf Coast on March 15…was hit by a pitch in her only plate appearance against Virginia on March 24…walked in the series finale at UVA on March 26…drew a walk and scored a run in the sixth inning before making a diving stop at shortstop to start a game-ending double play against North Carolina on April 29…pinch-ran and scored a run in the ACC quarterfinal game against Virginia on May 11.

High School

Graduated from Creekside High School…the Knights have finished as the runner-up at the FHSAA state tournament in 2013, 2014 and 2015…earned All-State honors in 2015 as a junior and batted .369 with an on-base percentage of .509 and scored 44 runs…as a freshman at Bartram Trail High School, hit .402 from the plate with nine doubles, six triples and 21 RBIs, becoming the only freshman selected to the St. Johns All-County First Team…competed with the Gold Coast Hurricanes travel ball team and also participated for Creekside on its weightlifting team…placed first at the sectional finals as a sophomore with a total weight lifted of 285 lbs…advanced to the state tournament where she was one of three underclassmen out of 30 girls in the 129 lb class, earning a 16th place finish…in 2016, she placed ninth at the FHSAA state meet, competing in the 139 lb class…was involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the National English Honor Society, BASIC and the Senior Women and Interact Service Clubs…chose Florida State over offers from USF, Alabama and Lipscomb University.