Feb. 16, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The No. 20/23 Florida State softball team will play away from the friendly confines of JoAnne Graf Field for this first time in 2010 when it plays down the road at Florida A&M on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The Seminoles (4-1) opened this past weekend by picking up four wins and a loss in the Sunshine State Classic. After falling to Southern Miss in the Classic opener, FSU rebounded nicely with a win each over Iona and Mercer and two triumphs over Bowling Green.
Against the Rattlers, the ‘Noles will be looking to pick up victory No. 5 on the season and win No. 98 in the series history between the two Tallahassee programs. Wednesday’s matchup will be the 105th contest between the Seminoles and Rattlers.
The Seminoles got fantastic production from pitcher Terese Gober over the course of the first weekend. The senior hurler from McDonough, Ga. picked up three wins and no losses.
Her counterpart, reigning ACC Pitcher of the Year, Sarah Hamilton may have finished the weekend 1-1 but she still managed to achieve 20 strikeouts.
Offensively, FSU was able to mercy-rule its opponent in three of the five games it played. Senior Tory Haddad led the way with a .500 batting clip and outfielders Carly Wynn and Shayla Jackson combined for 10 total runs. Wynn finished the weekend with five RBIs and Jackson connected on an inside-the-park home run.
Following Wednesday’s game at Florida A&M, the ‘Noles will return for another tournament at the Seminole Softball Complex. Gardner-Webb, South Dakota State and Coastal Carolina will all visit Tallahassee for the weekend. On Sunday, children in eighth grade and younger can take part in an on-the-field clinic.
To sign-up, visit the softball page at Seminoles.com.