May 10, 2012
Chapel Hill, NC – Last year the Seminole softball team captured the ACC crown as the underdog. This year the Seminoles are the No. 2 seed and ranked 19th in the nation, either way the goal is the same and that is to bring home the championship. FSU (46-13) took the first step towards that goal with a convincing 6-2 win over NC State (23-31) in the opening round of the 2012 ACC Softball Championship.
Florida State set an ACC Tournament record by drawing 13 walks and used a five-run first inning to advance to the semifinals versus Georgia Tech Friday at 1:00 p.m. Redshirt junior Monica Perry (21-5) was nearly perfect in the circle and redshirt freshman Maddie O’Brien drove the offense with three RBI.
“It’s nice to get a win and jump out in the first inning and score some runs,” said head coach Lonnie Alameda. “It’s one of those games you’d like to finish off early but NC State hung around and it went seven. We got the jitters out and I think we are ready to roll.”
Perry got the start for the Seminoles in the circle and went five innings allowing just two hits. The Whitesburg, GA native struck out three and issued just one walk. Perry extended her scoreless innings streak versus the Wolfpack to 16 innings this year as she allowed just five hits and struck out 10 versus NC State in 2012.