Carly Brieske went 3-for-4 and drove in four RBI to lead Florida State past Iowa State, 5-0, on Friday evening in Tallahassee, Fla.
"It was nice to
finally get on the field today," said Iowa State head coach Stacy Gemeinhardt.
"It is clear that we have some things to work on but it is nice that we have a
chance to do that tomorrow."
Amie Ford shut down the Cyclones in the
first two frames before Natasha Jacob singled off Ford's glove to start the top
of the third inning. Jacob then stole second base and raced home when the ball
skipped past centerfielder Fallon Johnson.
Kristy Olsen started the third
by ripping a single through the left side. After Whitney Perkins successfully
sacrificed Olsen to second, the sophomore took third on a Fallon Johnson chopper
to first base. Ashley Killeen then drove a shot to right field that was caught
by the Seminoles' LaShaun Davis, ending the Cyclone threat.
fourth, Katie Reichling singled to left field but was picked off by catcher
BillieAnne Gay. Jessica Quade then drew a walk but Seminole pitcher Melissa May
got the next two hitters out to end the inning.
That is when Brieske's
bat heated up as she hit a sixth inning home run to left field to extend the
Seminoles' lead to 2-0.
After retiring the Cyclones in order in the
sixth, Brieske added a two-out three RBI double to push the FSU lead to
May went on to retire the final three Cyclone batters in order and
get the complete game win and improve to 2-0, allowing just two hits, singles by
Olsen and Reichling.
Ford (0-1) went 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on
five hits in the loss.
The Cyclones will face South Carolina at 11 a.m.
and conclude the Seminole Classic against Florida State tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Florida State Downs Cyclones, 5-0
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