The University of Notre Dame softball team lost the series opener against the 18th-ranked Florida State Seminoles, with a final score of 6-2 at JoAnne Graf Field in Tallahassee, Florida.

By the Numbers
  • Notre Dame drops to 23-15 overall and 7-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • Florida State improves to 29-10 and 10-3 in the league.
Yes, But

The Notre Dame offense managed just five hits during the game, with a pair of two-hit performances being the highlights.

State of Play
  • Shannon Becker started in the circle for Notre Dame, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing four earned runs.
  • Alexis Laudenslager closed the contest for the Irish, throwing 2.1 innings and recording a pair of strikeouts.
  • Florida State scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, including a three-run homer.
What's Next

The series between Notre Dame and Florida State continues tomorrow evening on ACC Network at 6 p.m.

Bottom Line

The University of Notre Dame softball team faced a tough defeat against Florida State, struggling offensively and failing to hold off the Seminoles' strong offensive performance, setting up an important rematch for the following evening.