Softball Falls to No. 22 Florida State
March 11, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - NC State softball dropped the third game of its series with No. 22 Florida State today at Graf Field in Tallahassee, Fla. by a score of 6-0.
Morgan Peeler started the game in the circle for the Wolfpack. In two innings of work, she surrendered one earned run and walked four, but did not give up a hit. Emily Weimanentered the game in the third inning and gave up four runs off of seven hits in four innings of work.
"I am disappointed with the way we have played this week," said head coach Lisa Navas. "Florida State is a good team, but I expect more from us. We're just going to have to continue to get better and play the way we are capable of playing."
Dent notched a single in the first inning, the Pack's first hit of the day. The next batter, Renada Davis, rocketed a line drive off of the pitcher, but it bounced perfectly into the path of FSU's second baseman, who tagged the bag for the force out to retire Dent.
Peeler walked the first three Florida State batters of the second inninng, two of which came around to score on a passsed ball and sacrifice fly. In the frame, FSU posted two runs off of zero hits and took a 2-0 lead over the Pack.
Florida State added a run off of one hit, a hit batter and a walk in the fourth, extending their lead over the Wolfpack to 3-0.
Scout Albertsonopened the fifth inning by smoking a line drive straight into the glove of Florida State's Briana Hamilton, but the Pack could not push a run across in the frame.
The Semnioles extended their lead to 4-0 in the fifth inning, then increased that advantage to 6-0 in the sixth.
In the top of the seventh, the Pack was unable to push a run across, and fell to the Seminoles 6-0.
State softball returns to action March 16-18 for five games at the University of Kentucky tournament in Lexington, Ky.