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FSU Sweeps Final Regular Season ACC Honors After Clinching Season Title
Kimmy Carter was named ACC player of the week for the first time in 2001 as FSU clinched the regular season ACC title Saturday.

Kimmy Carter was named ACC player of the week for the first time in 2001 as FSU clinched the regular season ACC title Saturday.

May 7, 2001

Tallahassee, FL - After completing a regular season in which the Seminole softball team clinched their 14th NCAA Regional appearance, their eighth regular season conference title and their 13th 50-plus win campaign, FSU swept the final conference honors of the regular season. Leslie Malerich garnered her third pitcher of the week honor and Kimmy Carter was named player of the week for the first time this season as the Seminoles increased their total ACC honors to 11 in 2001, more than any other conference team.

Carter, a junior from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, went 4 for 10 with a run scored, two doubles, three RBI, a .600 slugging percentage, a .417 on base percentage and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. In game one of a 1-0 win over Troy State, Carter recorded the game's only extra base hit as she went 1 for 3 with a double. In game two, she recorded six putouts, an assist, a sacrifice and threw out a TSU runner attempting to steal. In the first game of the Maryland doubleheader, Carter went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI while recording five putouts and a sacrifice. In the second game, she went 1 for 2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.

Malerich pitched nine innings this week and did not allow a run, gave up just five hits, struck out six batters and held opponents to just a .172 batting average. She shared the mound with Jen White-Stokes in game two of a doubleheader against Troy State Monday. In two innings of work, she didn't allow a hit, run or walk while setting down all six batters she faced with one strikeout. Going into the opening game of the doubleheader with Maryland, FSU needed to win one of two games to lock up the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament and Malerich ended the suspense in the first game. She threw seven shutout innings for her 20th win of the season. Malerich held the Terps to just five hits while walking three and striking out five batters. The win moved her to a perfect 4-0 record in the ACC with a 0.00 ERA in 26 innings of work. In ACC play, she has allowed just 16 hits and issued eight walks while striking out 13 batters and holding the opposition to just a .180 batting average.

The Seminoles head to Raleigh, NC for the ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed. They open play Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. against the winner of the Maryland (No. 5 seed)/Georgia Tech (No. 4 seed) game. For the latest information on Florida State or the 2001 ACC Tournament visit www.seminoles.com.

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