May 11, 2006
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Florida State’s Tiffany McDonald (26-15) worked 5.0 strong innings, scattering five hits and allowing one run, and Brittany Osmon went 2-for-3, with three runs batted in, to lead No. 5 seed FSU (39-25) past No. 4 seed Georgia Tech, 10-1 in five innings, at the Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday.
Sophomore Whitney Humphreys (17-7) did not record an out in the start, allowing one hit, five runs, two earned runs in the loss. Freshman Lacey Richardson worked 4.0 innings for Tech, giving up five hits, three earned runs and struck out three.
Junior Daisy Paez provided the only run for the Yellow Jackets, hitting her second home run of the season, finishing 1-for-2.
The Seminoles jumped out in front of the Jackets 7-0 in the top of the first inning, courtesy of three Tech errors and seven hits as FSU batted around.
Paez smashed her second home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning to plate the first run for the Jackets.
FSU’s Osmon drove in two runs and Veronica Wootson drove in another in the top of the third inning as the Seminoles increased their lead to nine, 10-1.
Tech scored one run, on five hits and had three errors, while FSU scored 10 runs, on 10 hits and had no errors.
The fourth-seeded Jackets will face eighth-seeded Boston College in an elimination game on Friday at 10 a.m. That game will be shown via webcast at www.theacc.com.