TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WTXL) - No. 9 Florida State softball pushed their win-streak to 17 games with a 4-1 victory over Purdue Saturday afternoon, but that's where the streak stopped, as No. 11 Alabama shut-out the Noles 1-0 in the Easton Crimson Classic.
"I'm really proud of the way our team fought and competed today," said head coach Lonni Alameda. "We faced challenges at the plate and in the field from a quality Alabama team... I'm glad we only have to wait until tomorrow to play them again."
Junior shortstop Maddie O'Brien hit her team-high eighth home run of the season in FSU's game against Purdue. O'Brien alone has 31 RBIs this season, nearly double the RBIs all the Seminoles' opponents have collected (16). Jessica Burroughs picked up the win in the circle to push her record to 8-0, and Jessica Nori pitched the final 2.2 innings to earn her eighth career save, tied for most in Florida State history.
The only run in the Noles' game against Alabama came off a solo home run from the Tide's Caila Hunt off FSU's Lacey Waldrop in the fifth inning. Waldrop struck out nine Alabama batters in six innings.
The Seminoles finish up the Easton Crimson Classic with another game against the Crimson Tide Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. CT.