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FSU Softball Tri-Header Is This Weekend



April 7, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tribe welcomes No. 10 Southern Miss and Florida A&M for the FSU Tri-Header, April 8th and 9th. The schedule is:

April 8
1 pm - FSU vs. Southern Miss
3 pm - FAMU vs. Southern Miss
5 pm - FSU vs. FAMU

April 9
1 pm - FAMU vs. Southern Miss
3 pm - FSU vs. Southern Miss
5 pm - FSU vs. FAMU

DIAMOND DUST...

RECORD: 30-21
STREAK: lost one
LAST OUTING: The Lady Seminoles split their doubleheader with Florida on Wednesday, April 5th. Brandi Stuart hit a seventh-inning grand slam home run over the left field fence to give FSU a 6-3 victory in game one. The Gators responded with a 5-3 win in eight innings in the night cap.

THE LADY SEMINOLES QUICKLY...

Batting Leader:Serita Brooks, .400
Hits Leader:Serita Brooks, 64
Runs Leader:Serita Brooks, 37
Doubles Leader:Natalie Bennett, 9
Triples Leader:Kimmy Carter, 5
Brandi Stuart, 5
Home Runs Leader:Teresa Edenfield, 3
Kelly Miller, 3
RBIs Leader:Teresa Edenfield, 32
Stolen Bases Leader:Serita Brooks, 30
ERA Leader:Leslie Malerich, 1.06
(18-11 current record)

VS. THIS WEEKEND'S OPPONENTS

(35-10) Southern MissFSU leads 6-1
(25-22) FAMUFSU leads 61-4

COACH'S CORNER
Dr. JoAnne Graf is in her 22nd season at the helm of the Lady Seminole program. Her record stands at 1034-306-6. In 1999, Graf became the first coach in NCAA Division I history to amass 1,000 Division I victories and the first to reach that plateau at one university. She has guided FSU to five College World Series, 12 NCAA Regional appearances, two slowpitch National Championships and seven ACC Championships. Her coaching has produced 17 All-Americans and numerous all-region and all-conference selections.

AB0UT FAMU:

RECORD: 25-22
STREAK: won three
LAST OUTING: The Rattlerettes swept South Carolina State on the road, 9-2 and 11-6 on April 1st.

THE RATTLERETTES QUICKLY...

Batting Leader:Theresia Taylor, .381
Hits Leader:Theresia Taylor, 48
Runs Leader:Theresia Taylor, 33
Doubles Leader:Kim Browning, 6
Triples Leader:Cherrae Rushton, 2
Tonya Minick, 2
Home Runs Leader:Cherrae Rushton, 11
RBIs Leader:Cherrae Rushton, 31
Stolen Bases Leader:Theresia Taylor, 22
ERA Leader:Amber Alford, 3.38
(12-7 current record)

AB0UT #10 SOUTHERN MISS:

RECORD: 35-10
STREAK: lost one
LAST OUTING: The Golden Eagles split with #19 Mississippi State on the road, 2-0 and 1-2, on April 5th.

THE GOLDEN EAGLES QUICKLY...

Batting Leader:Amy Berman, .403
Hits Leader:Amy Berman, 56
Runs Leader:Amy Berman, 35
Doubles Leader:Amy Berman, 10
Triples Leader:Chrystal Stevens, 3
Home Runs Leader:Amy Berman, 9
RBIs Leader:Erin Johnson, 31
Stolen Bases Leader:Chrystal Stevens, 33
ERA Leader:Courtney Blades, 1.23
(27-5 current record)

WHITE-STOKES QUESTIONABLE
Junior pitcher Jenn White-Stokes, who has not pinched since Saturday, April 1st because of a strained bicep, is listed as questionable for this weekend's action.

WASN'T IT JUST GRAND!
Freshman Brandi Stuart blasted a grand slam home run in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one vs. Florida to lift the Lady Seminoles to a 6-3 victory over the Gators. It was Stuart's first career grand slam and her second home run of hte year. The only freshman playing on the team this season (Beth Wade is redshirting), Stuart is second on the team in batting (.337), hits (50), and RBIs (26).

FINALLY ERROR-FREE After committing 14 errors in four games last weekend, the Tribe had four errors in the first game against UF. Finally, in the second game, the Lady Seminoles went error-free, snapping a 10-game streak of games with at least one error.


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