TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the middle of its current 11-game road trip, No. 1 Florida State (39-3-1) will head to the state of Alabama on April 18 for a midweek doubleheader at Troy (17-27) beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET at the Troy Softball Complex.
The Seminoles are 25-12-1 all-time against Troy, including a 6-4-1 mark on the road. The Noles and Trojans have split the last six games in the series, dating back to 2009.
“This is the time of year where mental toughness is just as important, if not more so, than your physical toughness or physical skill,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We’ve been on the road quite a bit, struggled and lost some games while battling to win some others, and the semester is winding down so the pressure of exams and papers becomes even more important. These games are another chance for us to go out and play Seminole softball and continue to build this season pitch-by-pitch and game-by-game.”
FSU has started the season with a 39-3-1 record, which is the second-best start in program history through 43 games, narrowly trailing the 40-3 start in 1993.
Florida State ranks in the top 10 in the nation in on-base percentage (.458 - first), batting average (.355 - second), scoring (7.44 - third), slugging percentage (.575 - third) and earned run average (1.42 - eighth). FSU is one of four schools, joining Arizona, Minnesota and James Madison, to rank in the top 10 in all five categories.
Admission is free for both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader, while each game will be broadcast on Trojans All-Access (subscription required). Links for live stats and FSU Softball Radio will be available on Seminoles.com.
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