TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Shutting out the Eagles for the third consecutive game, No. 4 Florida State (41-8, 13-5 ACC) posted the season sweep of Boston College (15-28, 4-14 ACC) with a 4-0 win on Sunday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field.
It marked the fourth time in program history that the Seminoles have not allowed a run in a conference series, joining the shutout sweeps against Notre Dame (2017), Pitt (2015) and Boston College (2009).
“Series wins are always the goal and sweeps are icing on the cake for us,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “I thought Kat really commanded the zone for us today and it is nice to get another arm in the circle to get some confidence behind. Starting strong and giving her some run support was a really good way to end this weekend series.”
The Seminoles opened the scoring in the bottom of the first as Cali Harrod drew a walk and Carsyn Gordon lined the first pitch of her at bat to the wall in left center for an RBI double. A fly out moved Gordon to third with one out and she scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Elizabeth Mason to make it 2-0 FSU after the first inning.
Florida State added two more runs in the bottom of the second inning for a 4-0 lead. Rock Benavides lined a single to right for the first base hit of her career and Harrod followed with her second walk of the game. Sydney Sherrill brought both of them in on a two-run double off the top of the wall in right center. It marked the 13th double of the season for Sherrill and the 42nd of the sophomore’s career, which ranks fifth-most in FSU career history.
Kathryn Sandercock did not allow a base hit until a two-out single in the top of the fourth by Jules Trevino. The freshman had retired 11 of the first 13 batters she faced of the game, including a pair of strikeouts. She finished the complete-game shutout with four strikeouts and allowed one walk and five hits as she improved to 11-0 on the season.
Florida State’s next game will be in Tallahassee on Wednesday, April 24 against Troy at 5:00 p.m. Due to rainouts and other schedule issues from earlier in the season, both teams had an open game within the 56-game regular season limit. Links for tickets and live stats will be available on the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com.
Fans can listen to the FSU softball coaching staff, head coach Lonni Alameda and assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Craig Snider, on their weekly podcast: Coaches and Coffee – The FSU Softball Podcast. Each week, the coaches talk about the current state of the Seminole softball team, chat about NCAA softball from around the country, and have a lot of fun along the way. The podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or directly at our website – fsusoftballpodcast.wordpress.com.
Throughout 2018-19, the Seminoles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Florida State and there are many events and reunions planned for all women’s sports. Head to www.seminoles.com/50th/ for more information that will be updated throughout the year.
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