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The Daily Nole — Feb. 10, 2018: FSU Softball Opens Up with Two Victories

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It’s the weekend, Florida State fans. As your day goes along, keep it here for the latest in FSU athletics. We’ll update the news and notes section of this post throughout the day.

Lead Story

Opening Day for Florida State softball featured a pair of victories in San Marcos at the Bobcat Classic. After beating Portland State 18-1 in a contest shortened to five innings, FSU posted a 4-2 win over host Texas State.

In the first game, Jessie Warren, Carsyn Gordon, Cali Harrod and Sydney Sherrill all left the yard for the Seminoles. Gordon and Harrod each had three hits and four RBIs. Warren and Sherrill each drove in three runs. Gordon scored four times while Meghan King picked up the win.

In the second game, FSU trailed 2-1 before a 3-run fifth inning. Morgan Klaevemann evened the game with an RBI triple before Warren drove her in with a sacrifice fly to put the Seminoles ahead for good. An RBI groundout by Harrod after a triple by Gordon provided the insurance. Kylee Hanson went the distance, allowing two runs on four hits in her FSU debut to get the win.

FSU begins the 2018 season with a record of 2-0 and will play both teams again on Saturday. The contest with Texas State begins at 1:30 p.m. EST and Portland State at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Between the Lines

In addition to FSU softball, FSU track and field was at Washington on Friday and in Boston for the David Hemery Valentine Invitational. FSU women’s golf is in fifth place after two rounds at the Florida State Match-Up. FSU women’s tennis also competed in the National Team Indoors.

On the Agenda

In addition to softball on Saturday, FSU men’s tennis will host both Florida A&M and The Citadel while the women host Florida Atlantic and Mercer. FSU women’s golf continues the Florida State Match-Up. FSU track and field will participate in events in Boston, Fayetteville and at Washington. FSU men’s basketball visits Notre Dame at 4 p.m. EST. That contest will air on ESPN2.

News and Notes

FSU’s Tyler Holton, Cal Raleigh and Drew Mendoza have all been named to the Golden Spikes Award watch list.

Florida State was defeated by Notre Dame on Saturday, 84-69 in South Bend.

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