April 15, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State softball team split a doubleheader with the FAMU Rattlerettes tonight at the Seminole Softball Complex on the FSU campus. Florida State won the first game 10-1 in five innings but fell in the second game 8-3.
Jesse McGregor started the scoring for the Lady Seminoles with a single to score Danielle Cox. Kimmy Carter added a single and then stole home and Kelly Miller added a two run double to give FSU the 4-0 lead. The Lady Seminoles added three more runs off RBI's from McGregor, Carter and Andi Lyons in the second inning and Teresa Edenfield hit her first career homerun with a three run shot over the left field fence to give the Lady Seminoles a 10-0 lead. FAMU scored their only run of the game with a ground ball in the fifth inning but Florida State took the win 10-1 in five innings. McGregor was perfect from the plate with two RBI's and Cox added two stolen bases. Miller, Carter and Lyons each went 2-3 and Edenfield was 2-3 with three RBI's. Stacy Venable took the win, improving to 9-1, striking out two batters and giving up four hits. The Lady Seminoles also hit double-digits for the 14th time this season.
Florida A&M opened the second game scoring four runs in the first inning off hits from Kim Browning, Tonya Minick and Tenyse Tasby and on a wild pitch from Leslie Malerich. Florida State scored one run in the first inning off a triple from Carter to score Cox. FSU would then score one run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly from Cox. The Rattlerettes scored two more in the fifth inning off singles from Minick and Cherrace Rushton and scored two in the sixth inning off two Seminole errors. Florida State scored one run in the bottom of the seventh inning off a single from Christy Cerecedes but the FAMU Rattlerettes held on to win 8-3. Cerecedes led the team going 3-4 with an RBI as Cox added an RBI and two stolen bases. Cox and Dana Bailey both went 2-3 from the plate. Leslie Malerich took the loss for the Lady Seminoles, striking out four batters and giving up eight hits and six runs. Jennifer White had two strikeouts and gave up two runs.
The Lady Seminoles stand at 31-25-1 on the season as the FAMU Rattlerettes go to 25-27. FSU will return to action on Sunday, April 17 as they host Florida International in a double header beginning at 1:00pm at the Seminole Softball Complex.
LINE SCORE: GAME 1: FAMU 000 01 1 4 1 FSU 430 3 10 14 0 Win: Stacy Venable (9-1) Loss: Amber Alford (14-12)