Softball Falls in Game Three to No. 10 FSU
March 16, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore Hanna Sommer hit her second home run of the season, but the NC State softball team suffered a 5-1 loss to No. 10 Florida State in the final game of the series on Sunday at JoAnne Graf Field.
Florida State (25-4, 6-2 ACC) collected its first hit of the game in the bottom of the fourth, after a single by its leadoff hitter Tiffani Brown. The Seminoles centerfielder Courtney Senas followed with a two-run homer over the fence in right center to give the ‘Noles a 2-0 lead.
After a walk, FSU’s Victoria East lined an RBI-double to right center scoring Kelly Hensley who walked on the previous play. NC State’s (15-9, 6-3 ACC) starting pitcher Emily Weiman (13-8) induced a grounder to the shortstop to escape the inning, but the Seminoles scored three runs on three hits in the frame.
The Seminoles scored two more runs in the bottom of the sixth after another single by Brown, plating runners from second and third base.
Weiman pitched the first four innings of the contest before giving way to freshman Courtney Mirabella in the fifth inning. Mirabella escaped a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the fifth with a swinging strikeout to keep the Seminoles at three.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, Sommer drilled the second pitch she saw from Florida State's starting pitcher Jessica Burroughs (10-1) over the fence in left center for a home run. It was her second of the season. Lana Van Dyken also had a hit for the Wolfpack.
Burroughs pitched a complete game for the Seminoles in the circle.
The Wolfpack will return to action on Wednesday, March 19 for a home doubleheader against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. with the second game to follow.