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Softball Faces Off Against No. 19 Florida State in the ACC Tournament




May 8, 2013

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Boston College softball team (14-37, 2-19 ACC) will take on No. 19 Florida State (39-15, 18-2 ACC) in first round action of the ACC Championships on Thursday. The game will be broadcasted live on ESPN3 from Florida State’s Joanne Graf Field beginning at 5 p.m.

Catcher Tory Speer leads the way offensively for the Eagles entering the tournament – tallying a .338 batting average, 38 RBI and a BC single-season record of 15 home runs.  Megan Cooley (.329, 30 SB) and Alana Dimaso (.300, 8 HR, 28 RBI) are the other Eagles to bat over .300 this season.  Senior captain Maria Pandolfo is second on the team with 10 HR and a .990 fielding percentage in 51 games in 2013.

Boston College is 2-24 all-time versus Florida State with its lone victories coming on 3/25/06 (7-5) and 3/29/08 (6-1) – both at Joanne Graf Field.  The winner will go on to face the winner of Georgia Tech and North Carolina on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

BC IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT

This is the eighth tournament appearance for the Eagles since entering the ACC in the 2005-06 season.  BC has a 2-9 all-time record in the tournament with victories over NC State (2-0 in 2007) and Maryland (7-3 in 2008) but is 0-4 as a No. 8 seed.

THE LAST TIME BETWEEN THE TEAMS

April 6, 2013 – Florida State 10, Boston College 0 (5) (Box Score)

April 6, 2013 – Florida State 4, Boston College 0 (Box Score)

April 7, 2013 – Florida State 7, Boston College 3 (Box Score)

SCOUTING THE SEMINOLES

Florida State enters the game as the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC and No. 19 overall in the USA Softball/ESPN Poll. Led offensively by Morgan Bullock (.366 avg) and Courtney Senas (.357 avg, 14 HR, 52 RBI) the Seminoles boasted +195 run differential. Lacey Waldrop (20-7, 1.58 ERA) and Monica Perry (18-8, 2.12 ERA) led the way in the circle for Florida State in 2013.

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