CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The third-ranked Florida State softball team (33-2) took the first game of the three-game series against Virginia (21-14) 9-0 in six innings Friday.
Four Noles recorded two hits, led by Michaela Edenfield who went 2-for-2 with two home runs and was intentionally walked twice.
The Seminole bats were hot from the start of the game as the Noles recorded three hits and two runs in the first inning.
Kaley Mudge led off the game with a triple to left-center field. One pitch later she scored as Sydney Sherrill hit a sacrifice fly to center field, giving FSU a 1-0 lead just three pitches into the game.
The Seminoles extended the lead to 2-0 after the first inning when Michaela Edenfield launched her 13th home run to straightaway centerfield on a line drive.
Edenfield struck once again in the third inning. She hit her second no-doubt home run, this one to right field. It marked her 14th home run of the season, and it was the second time of her redshirt freshman campaign that she hit two home runs in a game.
Florida State tacked on one more run in the top of the fourth inning after some good small ball action by the Noles.
Hallie Wacaser led off the inning with a six-pitch walk. She then stole second and advanced third on a sacrifice bunt by Josie Muffley.
Wacaser then touched home after Mudge grounded out to the pitcher making it 5-0.
The Noles made it 6-0 after five innings because of a trio of hits resulting in the sixth run for FSU.
Devyn Flaherty singled through the left side and advanced to the second on the throw.
Four pitches later she scored after Kalei Harding singled to right field.
FSU finished off the game with their final three runs in the sixth inning.
A single by Wacaser and a double by pinch hitter Chloe Culp put runners on second and third for Mudge. She would hit a sacrifice fly to center field to give FSU a 7-0 lead.
The Noles would make it 8-0 after a wild pitch and 9-0 on a double by Mack Leonard.
Kathryn Sandercock improved to 17-0 on the season as she pitched a scoreless first five innings. She recorded three strikeouts and only allowed three hits.
Brianna Enter pitched the final inning of the game and allowed just one hit.