Feb. 24, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The Florida State softball team split a double header with Troy State 0-5, 5-4, Tuesday night at Lady Seminole Field. After the split, FSU's record now stands at 12-2 on the season.
The first game was a pitcher's duel as the Seminole's as Jennifer White and Jamie Dooley of Troy State pitched shutouts into the sixth inning. However, in the sixth, the Lady Trojans scored their first run of the game and only run of the inning for either team. They followed it up by scoring four more runs in the top of the seventh.
Of the five runs scored off White, only one was earned. Florida State recorded three errors on the game their highest mark of the season.
FSU, which suffered it's first home loss of the season, only managed to only get two hits off Dooley who didn't walk a single batter.
The team rebounded in the second game winning 5-4. The offense stepped in the second game pounding out eight hits. On the game, the Seminoles scored one earned run off all three Troy State pitchers.
Stacey Venable started for the Seminoles and went five inning giving up only one earned run. She was relieved in the sixth inning by Jennifer White who pitched two scoreless innings to claim her eighth victory on the season.
The Lady Noles scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The winning run came with two outs, the bases loaded and a tie score as catcher Jenn Brown had a base hit to drive in Kristy Hull.
"We played ugly tonight," said head coach Dr. Joanne Graf. "I felt very fortunate to get a split. Stacey Venable pitched well for us tonight. We've got to play better if we're going to successful at the NFCA tournament this weekend."
The Seminoles take the diamond again this weekend as they compete in the NFCA tournament in Columbus, GA.
Game 1 TSU 000 001 4 5-8-1 FSU 000 000 0 0-2-3 WP - Jamie Dooley 5-0 LP - Jennifer White 7-2 2B - Tara Michel (TSU), Kelly Miller (FSU) 3B - Bambi Sellars (TSU) SB - Kristy Hull (FSU) Game 2 TSU 000 301 0 4-8-3 FSU 020 100 2 5-9-1 WP - Jennifer White 8-2 LP - Jamie Dooley 5-1 2B - Bambi Sellars, Reni Mitchell (TSU) SB - Tara Michel (TSU) Kelly Miller (FSU) Combined Attendance - 167