March 10, 2020
Top Ten Matchup In Gainesville

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Beginning the first of two games of the annual Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown on March 11, No. 10 Florida State (17-6) will head to Gainesville to take on No. 7 Florida (21-4) on Wednesday night at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

It will be FSU’s seventh game in a current 13-game road trip as the Seminoles will be away from JoAnne Graf Field for 23 of their first 30 games of the season.

“Always love playing in this game every year,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “The competition on the field is always at a high level, and the passion in the stands is also at a high level as fans of both schools come out for the latest game in the rivalry, regardless of how much they know about or follow softball. This will be a quality challenge for us tomorrow as we continue to learn about ourselves and continue this stretch of games on the road.”

Florida leads the all-time series with Florida State, 26-17, but the Noles have won three of the last five games in the matchup – a 3-1 win in 11 innings on May 3, 2017 and a 4-1 victory on April 11, 2018, both in Tallahassee, along with a 2-0 win in Gainesville on April 3, 2019. Overall, the Seminoles are 8-13 on the road against UF at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

The Seminole offense has scored 162 runs through the first 23 games of the season and has had production from up and down the lineup as 13 different players have already recorded an extra-base hit this season. Senior Cassidy Davis leads the team with five home runs and 22 RBI, as 10 total Seminoles have hit a round-tripper this year, along with six different players with a triple and 11 separate players have recorded a double so far in 2020.

First pitch between the Seminoles and Gators is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., and the game will be streamed on SEC Network+. Links for the broadcast and live stats are 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.

Follow Florida State softball on Twitter (@FSU_Softball) and Instagram (fsusoftball), and like our Facebook page (Facebook.com/FSUsoftball) to keep up to date with everything about Seminole softball.

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