February 6, 2006 - by
Weekly Release: FSU Softball Opens 2006 Season on Friday

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Feb. 6, 2006

The Leadoff Hitter (This Week’s Games):
FSU hosts Early Bird Tournament
Friday-Saturday, February 10-11

Friday, February 10
vs. Louisville (43-20, 20-4), 4 p.m.
vs. Samford (27-26, 17-9), 6:30 pm

Saturday, February 11
vs. Nicholls State (18-34, 10-17), 1:30 pm
vs. TBA, 4 or 6:30 p.m.

Touching Them All (Weekly Rap Up):
2005 NCAA Tournament – Auburn Regional

May 22
Lost 5-3 to #10 Baylor (Hunter 21-17)

May 21
Won 2-0 over #18 Auburn (Hunter 21-16)
Lost 9-5 to #10 Baylor (McDonald 14-10)

May 20
Won 5-0 over #18 Auburn (Hunter 20-16)

Base Hits (News & Notes):
• All-America candidate Natasha Jacob (Coppell, Texas) comes into the 2006 campaign riding a 24-game hitting streak. The streak is an ACC record, the 19th longest in NCAA history and the longest in the nation over the last two years.

• For the ninth-straight season, Florida State has been picked to win the ACC by the league coaches. The Seminoles edge #24 Georgia Tech by six points.

• FSU, ranked 28th (USA Softball) and 30th (NFCA), will play seven teams in the preseason top 25, including defending national champion Michigan at home on March 2

• Friday (Feb. 10) is the 2006 FSU Softball Fan Day. The players and coaches will be signing autographs after the Samford contest. Free shakers will be handed out to the first 200 fans to the 6:30 game

• The Florida State pitchers and catchers will perform at half time of the FSU women’s basketball game against Virginia Tech on Monday, February 13.

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