After an extended nine-day break, the Seminole softball team will be back in action on February 26 as No. 8 Florida State (7-4) hosts UCF (13-2) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night at the Seminole Softball Complex. The game will stream live on ACC Network Extra.
It will be FSU’s eighth game through the first 12 games of the 2020 season against a team that is either ranked or receiving votes in the USA Softball poll.
“Excited to get back on the field for a game after a week full of practice,” said FSU coach Lonni Alameda. “Always love the competitive games against UCF, as year in and year out we have quality games against them. They’ve had an outstanding start to the season and it will be great for us to see how we stack up against them.”
Florida State leads the all-time series against UCF 19-5 and has won each of the last nine games in the matchup, dating back to 2012. The ‘Noles are 9-2 against the Knights in Tallahassee, last falling to UCF at the Seminole Softball Complex in a 1-0 loss in 12 innings on March 28, 2007.
It will be a reunion on Wednesday as UCF assistant coach Kendra Lynch was Florida State’s volunteer assistant coach during the 2018 season as the Seminoles won their first NCAA National Championship. Brandi Stuart, former FSU softball player and two-time NFCA All-American, is the UCF Executive Associate Athletic Director and also serves as the department’s Senior Woman Administrator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator.