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11   Beth Wade
Beth Wade

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Colquitt, GA

High School:
Miller County HS

Position:
1B


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2003: Started 54 0f 57 games at first base in 2003 ...named the Buzz Classic Tournament MVP ...sixth on the squad with 21 RBIs ...one of FSU 's most reliable players when it came to moving runners as she was second on the team in sac bunts and sac flies ...led Florida State defensively in chances,putouts and double plays ...committed just six errors in 342 chances at first ...dramatically turned her season around since the middle of February.Since that time she raised her average 142 percentage points from .095 to .234 ...tied for fourth on the team with 12 two-out RBIs and had seven multi-hit games ...also had six multi-RBI games ...hit her first home run of the season in the 2003 ACC Tournament against Virginia. ACC REGULAR SEASON: Started all eight ACC games for Florida State ...knocked in one RBI and collected four hits in conference games ...had a three game ACC hitting streak at one point this season ...recorded one of FSU 's 13 doubles in ACC play. GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Recorded her first RBI of the season versus Auburn ...knocked in her second RBI of the year with a sac fly in the Sunshine State Tournament finale versus Iowa State ...went 2 for 3 with a run,an RBI and a walk against nationally ranked Pacific ...went 1 for 1 with her first double of the season against Mercer and she also drew two walks ...was second on the team in average and hits against the best competition FSU has seen all season at the Kia Klassic ...one of just two Seminoles to record a hit in all three of FSU 's Kia Klassic games ...went 1 for 2 with a run scored in tournament opening win over Long Beach ... had one of just three hits for FSU against No.1 Arizona and Player of the Year finalist Alicia Hallowell ...finished the tourney with a 1 for 2 day against No.21 Louisiana-Lafayette ...had arg UAB ly the best weekend of her career in her home state at the Buzz Classic ...led the Tribe in average,hits (6),triples (1),RBIs,slugging percentage (.667),on base percentage (.538),sacrifice hits (2),putouts (32)and fielding percentage (1.000).She was also second on the team with two runs scored and eight total bases and was the only Seminole not to strike out during the entire tournament.The redshirt junior had a phenomenal weekend in every offensive setting as she hit .600 versus right-handers,.500 with runners in scoring position,.500 with two outs,.500 with runners on,.500 with the bases empty,.500 as a leadoff hitter and she successfully advanced base runners almost 63%of the time ...had a huge outing in game two versus Maryland as she went 2 for 4 with a double,an RBI and a sacrifice fly. Her sac fly tied the game at 2-2 and allowed the Tribe to pull out a 3-2 win in 10 innings ...registered back-to-back base knocks in FSU 's crucial sweep over North Carolina .Went 1 for 2 with a walk to open the series and then recorded another hit in game two as she went 1 for 4 in the series finale ...versus Furman she recorded a hit in each game including a double ...against FAMU ,Wade went 3 for 4 with a run scored and 4 RBIs.Most impressively,the RBIs didn 't come on one big hit,she came through in the clutch on three occasions with runners on base ...went 3 for 4 with two RBIs as FSU swept the Gators in Gainesville ...at the ACC Championships,Wade was charged with only one error in 17 total chances while playing all 17 innings during all three games ...had five putouts in all three games at first base ...hit her first career ACC Tournament home run (and the first of the season)in Florida State 's victory over Virginia in its first game of the tournament ...homered to center field in the bottom of the fourth to give the Seminoles a 10-0 lead in an eventual 10-1 victory.Her home run came with one out in the inning...scored two runs during the ACC Tournament.One came on her home run against Virginia in Florida State 's first game and her second game on Lesley Palmer's second inning home run in the championship game.Wade's run,coupled with Palmer's run,tied the game at 2-2 after two innings ...led the team with three bases on balls.Two of her three walks proved dangerous.Scored after a walk on Lesley Palmer's home run in the second inning of the championship game and a pinch runner scored on her second walk of the same game in the bottom of the fourth to give the Seminoles a 4-0 advantage.

2002: In her first season as an everyday starter, Wade set career highs in almost every offensive category including home runs, RBIs, runs, hits, doubles, fielding percentage and walks...her three home runs were the fourth-most by any Seminole in 2002...led the team with 379 chances and 344 putouts...was second behind first team All-American Brandi Stuart with 11 double plays turned...she was one of the key contributors in FSU's sixth ACC regular season title as she hit .308 with a home run and four RBIs in six conference games...one of the Tribe's best hitters when leading off an inning as she batted .372 to open up a frame...also hit an impressive .364 with a runner on third and less than two outs...came to life offensively at the Troy Cox Classic hitting .444, scoring a run and knocking in four RBIs...in FSU's 12-0 win over Dayton, Wade went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and a run scored. In the third inning, she came up to bat with the bases loaded and no outs and took the first pitch she saw and crushed a drive over the fence in left for her first career grand slam...Wade had a big night versus 14th-ranked DePaul and a solid week defensively at the Kia Klassic as she made just one error in 16 chances...versus DePaul, Wade went 3-for-4 in the Seminoles' big win, which advanced the team to the quarterfinals of the Klassic...had a two-run double in a 6-2 win over Maine...went 3-for-5 in the doubleheader against the Rattlerettes with two RBIs, three runs scored and a walk...was 2-for-6 with a run scored and an RBI versus UAB...came through in a big way in the ACC opener versus Georgia Tech. One of her two hits versus the Jackets was a key two-out, two-RBI single that scored the game-winning run in FSU's 7-3 win...in the two-game series against Florida, Wade went 2-for-6 with one RBI...versus North Carolina, she hit .500 drawing one walk with three sacrifices and recorded 15 putouts at first base...at Virginia, Wade had a home run with two RBIs and a run scored...she drew two walks and registered 16 putouts...one of the bright spots for FSU at the 2002 ACC Championships, Wade led the team in average (.333), hits (3), doubles (1), RBIs (1), slugging (.444) and fielding (1.000)...went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Tribe's tournament opening win over UNC. Her squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh scored Brandi Stuart with the winning run and she also led-off the second with a double into the gap in right...had one of three hits in FSU's semi-final game against the Tar Heels...in FSU's opener of the 2002 NCAA Regional versus Auburn, Wade recorded a game-high seven putouts at first base...against Georgia Tech she had a team-high tying seven putouts at first base and then matched that in her next game versus Middle Tennessee...recorded an unassisted double-play in the first inning after UTC had put runners on first and second with no one out...played another solid defensive game versus the Yellow Jackets and tied for the team high with eight putouts...in the Regional Championship game versus Georgia Tech, Wade had one official at bat with two walks and one run scored...walked in the third and the fifth and scored Florida State's fifth run on Kimmy Carter's three-RBI triple to left field...recorded a team-leading and game-high tying nine putouts...started all four games at the College World Series and did not commit a single error...recorded the first WCWS hit of her career versus Nebraska in an elimination game win that advanced FSU to the semi-finals.

2001: Redshirt freshman first baseman appeared in 15 games with seven starts...hit .385 with two runs scored, a double, two RBI, a .462 slugging percentage, a .500 on base percentage and a .972 fielding percentage as a starter...scored a season high two runs against the College of Charleston...has 57 putouts and seven assists for a .970 fielding percentage last season...had her best game of the year against FAMU going 2-for-3 with an RBI which raised her season average to .500 half way through the 2001 campaign...hit .312 on the season with three runs scored, a double, two RBI, a .375 slugging percentage and a .450 on base percentage.

2000: Redshirted. High School: Georgia High School Female Athlete of the Year as a senior...GACA Class A South Georgia Player of the Year...Georgia North-South All-Star First Team...lettered four years in softball, baseball and basketball...MVP honors in softball and basketball as a senior...GPTV Academic Athlete Award...was listed in Who's Who Among High School Students four straight years...Leadership Award recipient...valedictorian of her senior class.

Personal: Graduated in May 2003 with a B.S.in Exercise Science/ Athletic Training ...currently pursuing her master 's in sports administration ...Dean 's list 1999,2000,2001 and 2002 ...ACC Academic Honor Roll for four years ...NCAA Academic All-American (two years)...Golden Torch Award winner for softball (2000 and 2002)...played with St.Louis Saints ASA Women 's team summer of 2002 and 2003 ...women 's ASA First Team All-American 2002 ...born August 25,1980.

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