Florida State Downs Cyclones, 5-0

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.

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.

In the 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 5-0.

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.

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