TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A record crowd of 1,685 came out to JoAnne Graf Field on April 8 and saw a matchup of top-10 in-state rivals. No. 3 Florida (37-4) outlasted No. 8/10 Florida State (33-10) to defeat the Seminoles, 5-1, as part of the “Share A Little Sunshine Showdown”.
“It was great to see the fans out here tonight as we played the defending national champions,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “Lauren (Haeger) threw a great game for them and is a competitor in the circle. I thought that was awesome that we were in it right to the very last at bat. You don’t get many games like this to see where you stand against top five competition and I think that we’re just going to continue to grow as a program.”
Bailey Schinella (0-1) started the game in the circle for Florida State and pitched the first 2.0 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with two walks and a strikeout. Jessica Burroughs came on in relief and pitched the next 4.1 innings for the Seminoles as they utilized the pitcher-designated player swap rule.
Burroughs gave up six hits and three runs with five walks and six strikeouts in her 4.1-inning appearance. Freshman Korina Rosario made her first career appearance in the circle to close out the game, retiring both batters she faced, including a strikeout of UF’s Kelsey Stewart.
The Seminoles are on the road for a three-game series at Louisville this weekend on April 11-13. There will be one game each on Saturday, Sunday and Monday – all starting at 7:00 p.m. at Ulmer Stadium. The contests on Saturday and Sunday will air nationally on ESPNU.
*FSU Sports Information