Weekend Roundup For 2-9-2007
Posted by William Kristoph
It’s a been a busy week in real life, so I’m a bit behind on any previews for ScalpEm.com this weekend. Here are the highlights for the next couple of days.
Seminole Softball – Seminole Softball starts their season today with the Seminoles Classic at JoAnne Graf Field. The Girls of Summer have the best infield in the ACC and, quite possibly, the NCAA this season thanks to Veronica Wootson and Yuruby Alicart. Wootson will take aim at Jessica Boulware’s (van der Linden) many records this season. The big question for the Noles is how to replace graduated Natasha Jacob’s (pictured above) speed and slap hitting ability at the leadoff spot. The pitching staff, a year older and wiser, should be good if the Noles can provide some offense. Tiffany McDonald anchors the staff and should keep opposing batters at bay. Even better news for the Noles is that McDonald won’t have to carry the load as much in 2007, with Melissa May, Kayla Collins and AJC player of the year, Terese Gober in her freshman season at FSU. The Seminole Classic starts at 4pm today, when the Noles take on Samford. It continues at 6:30 when FSU takes on FAMU. Seminole Softball finishes up on Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm against Radford.
Seminole Baseball - If you listen to Mike Martin interviews with any regularity, then you’ll know that EVERY opponent for FSU is a “Good ball team that can sneak up on you.” In reality, FSU leads the series 14-1 all time against UNC-Asheville. Last year they outscored the Bulldogs 27-3. If the Seminole bats perform again this weekend, like they did last weekend against the Tennessee Volunteers, then FSU fans should be in for a treat. Game times are 5pm, 1pm and 1pm. If you went to last weekend’s opening series and still have your tickets stub, you can get in for free this weekend! That’s a pretty good deal.
And don’t forget that the Women’s Basketball team takes on Georgia Tech tonight, while the Men’s plays Boston College on Sunday! Both are home games for the Noles at the Tallahassee-Leon County / Donald Tucker Civic Center.