Florida State Baseball - 1992 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Chip Baker, Assistant Coach
Lazer Collazo, Pitchers
Trent Jackson, Graduate Assistant
Brian Rhees, Assistant Coach
Jamey Shouppe, Assistant Coach

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1992 FSU Baseball Yearbook

FSU Baseball Memorabilia

Florida State left the Metro Conference and joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. The nine members of the ACC were Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia and Wake Forest.

1992 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Bob Armstrong, 6-2, 185, 1B, Dallas, TX

John Cook, 6-0, 200, C, Elmira, NY

Charlie Cruz, 5-10, 160, P, Miami

Randy Hodges, 5-11, 170, OF-3B, Ocala

Grady Jordan, 6-0, 175, 1B, Tallahassee

Kevin McCray, 6-1, 180, 1B, Tallahassee

Justin Rigney, 6-0, 215, OF, Westport, CT

Jim Rushworth, 6-0, 185, P, West Munroe, LA

Jeff Tam, 6-1, 180, P, Melbourne

Colby Weaver, 6-0, 193, C, Warwick, NY

Paul Wilson, 6-5, 223, P, Orlando

Casey Yarbrough, 6-0, 175, SS, Fort Myers


1992 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 16 Bob Armstrong         1B      R-R  6-2   185  Jr        Dallas, TX (Tallahassee CC)
*  4 Roger Bailey          P       R-R  6-0   170  Jr   **   Chattahoochee (Chattahoochee)
*  1 Allen Bevis           2B      R-R  5-9   168  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Florida)
* 45 Chris Brock           OF-C    R-R  6-1   170  Sr   ***  Altamonte Springs (Lyman)
* 26 John Cook             C       R-R  6-0   200  Fr        Elmira, NY (Elmira Free Academy)
* 49 Charlie Cruz          P       L-L  5-10  160  Fr        Miami (North Miami)
*  7 Tim Davis             P       L-L  5-11  165  Sr   *    Bristol (Liberty County/Gulf Coast JC)
* 21 Marc Dunbar           C       R-R  5-9   170  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Dunedin)
* 15 Kenny Felder          OF      R-R  6-3   215  Jr   **   Niceville (Niceville)
* 31 Bryan Harris          P       L-L  6-2   193  So-R *    Peachtree City, GA (McIntosh)
* 12 Randy Hodges          OF-3B   L-R  5-11  170  Fr        Ocala (Vanguard)
* 10 Link Jarrett          SS      S-R  5-11  167  So   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 13 Grady Jordan          1B      R-R  6-0   175  Jr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian/South Alabama)
*  9 Tony Liebsack         IF      L-R  5-9   175  Sr   *    Gardena, CA (Gardena/LA Harbor JC)
* 29 LaWhit Lizzmore       P       L-L  6-1   210  Sr   *    Jacksonville (Raines/Florida CC)
*  5 Kevin McCray          1B      L-R  6-1   180  Jr        Tallahassee (Florida/South Florida)
* 30 Ty Mueller            OF      R-R  6-2   205  Jr-R **   Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 44 John Nedeau           P       R-R  6-2   175  Jr   **   Cape Coral (North Fort Myers)
* 33 Justin Rigney         OF      R-L  6-0   215  Fr        Westport, CT (Staples)
* 14 Chris Roberts         P-OF    R-L  6-0   180  Jr   **   Middleburg (Middleburg)
* 35 Jim Rushworth         P       R-R  6-0   185  Jr        West Munroe, LA (Panola JC)
* 23 Nandy Serrano         3B      R-R  5-10  178  Sr   *    Carolina, PR (Florida/Gulf Coast JC)
  43 Jeff Tam              P       R-R  6-1   180  Jr        Melbourne (Eau Gallie/Palm Beach Atlantic College/Brevard CC)
  39 Jeff Tibbitts         P       R-R  6-4   220  So   *    Springboro, OH (Springboro)
* 17 John Wasdin           P       R-R  6-1   185  So   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
* 22 Colby Weaver          C       R-R  6-0   193  Fr        Warwick, NY (Warwick Valley)
* 32 Paul Wilson           P       R-R  6-5   223  Fr        Orlando (Boone)
*  2 Casey Yarbrough       SS      S-R  6-0   175  Jr        Fort Myers (North Fort Myers/Edison CC)

1992 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Allen Bevis           2B      R-R  5-9   168  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Florida)
*  2 Casey Yarbrough       SS      S-R  6-0   175  Jr        Fort Myers (North Fort Myers/Edison CC)
*  4 Roger Bailey          P       R-R  6-0   170  Jr   **   Chattahoochee (Chattahoochee)
*  5 Kevin McCray          1B      L-R  6-1   180  Jr        Tallahassee (Florida/South Florida)
*  7 Tim Davis             P       L-L  5-11  165  Sr   *    Bristol (Liberty County/Gulf Coast JC)
*  9 Tony Liebsack         IF      L-R  5-9   175  Sr   *    Gardena, CA (Gardena/LA Harbor JC)
* 10 Link Jarrett          SS      S-R  5-11  167  So   *    Tallahassee (Florida)
* 12 Randy Hodges          OF-3B   L-R  5-11  170  Fr        Ocala (Vanguard)
* 13 Grady Jordan          1B      R-R  6-0   175  Jr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian/South Alabama)
* 14 Chris Roberts         P-OF    R-L  6-0   180  Jr   **   Middleburg (Middleburg)
* 15 Kenny Felder          OF      R-R  6-3   215  Jr   **   Niceville (Niceville)
* 16 Bob Armstrong         1B      R-R  6-2   185  Jr        Dallas, TX (Tallahassee CC)
* 17 John Wasdin           P       R-R  6-1   185  So   *    Tallahassee (Godby)
* 21 Marc Dunbar           C       R-R  5-9   170  Jr-R **   Tallahassee (Dunedin)
* 22 Colby Weaver          C       R-R  6-0   193  Fr        Warwick, NY (Warwick Valley)
* 23 Nandy Serrano         3B      R-R  5-10  178  Sr   *    Carolina, PR (Florida/Gulf Coast JC)
* 26 John Cook             C       R-R  6-0   200  Fr        Elmira, NY (Elmira Free Academy)
* 29 LaWhit Lizzmore       P       L-L  6-1   210  Sr   *    Jacksonville (Raines/Florida CC)
* 30 Ty Mueller            OF      R-R  6-2   205  Jr-R **   Fort Walton Beach (Fort Walton Beach)
* 31 Bryan Harris          P       L-L  6-2   193  So-R *    Peachtree City, GA (McIntosh)
* 32 Paul Wilson           P       R-R  6-5   223  Fr        Orlando (Boone)
* 33 Justin Rigney         OF      R-L  6-0   215  Fr        Westport, CT (Staples)
* 35 Jim Rushworth         P       R-R  6-0   185  Jr        West Munroe, LA (Panola JC)
  39 Jeff Tibbitts         P       R-R  6-4   220  So   *    Springboro, OH (Springboro)
  43 Jeff Tam              P       R-R  6-1   180  Jr        Melbourne (Eau Gallie/Palm Beach Atlantic College/Brevard CC)
* 44 John Nedeau           P       R-R  6-2   175  Jr   **   Cape Coral (North Fort Myers)
* 45 Chris Brock           OF-C    R-R  6-1   170  Sr   ***  Altamonte Springs (Lyman)
* 49 Charlie Cruz          P       L-L  5-10  160  Fr        Miami (North Miami)

1992 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Roger Bailey             Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         American Baseball Coaches Association - 3rd Team All-American

Chris Roberts            Baseball America - 1st Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team All-American
                         American Baseball Coaches Association - 2nd Team All-American

All-Americans -  2

1992 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Luis Alicea              18      2B-SS              St. Louis Cardinals
Rafael Bournigal         28      SS                 Los Angeles Dodgers
Bien Figueroa            50      SS-2B              St. Louis Cardinals
Richie Lewis             55      P                  Baltimore Orioles
Jerry Nielsen            34      P                  New York Yankees
Jody Reed                 3      2B-DH              Boston Red Sox
Deion Sanders            24      OF                 Atlanta Braves
Paul Sorrento            11      1B-DH              Cleveland Indians

Noles in the Pros -  8

1992 Schedule and Results

           
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
 SCORE 
CWS
CB
BA
USA
02/01
Ref
H
COLL OF CHARLESTON
W 15-3
 
 
 
 
02/02
Ref
H
COLL OF CHARLESTON
W 4-1
 
 
 
 
02/09
Ref
A
ARIZONA STATE
W 4-2
 
 
 
 
02/09
Ref
A
ARIZONA STATE
L 1-4
 
 
 
 
02/14
Ref
H
VIRGINIA MILITARY
W 10-4
 
 
 
 
02/15
Ref
H
VIRGINIA MILITARY
W 20-0
 
 
 
 
02/16
Ref
H
VIRGINIA MILITARY
W 5-4
 
 
 
 
02/19
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 2-1
 
16
16
13
02/21
Ref
H
DUKE
W 13-1
 
 
 
 
02/22
Ref
H
DUKE
L 4-5
 
 
 
 
02/23
Ref
H
DUKE
W 1-0
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
A
MINNESOTA
Oscar Meyer Classic
W 3-1
 
25
 
 
02/29
Ref
N
TEXAS A&M
Oscar Meyer Classic, Minneapolis, Mn
L 1-9
 
15
19
20
03/01
Ref
N
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oscar Meyer Classic, Minneapolis, Mn
W 5-1
 
21
 
21
03/03
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 14-2
 
 
 
 
03/04
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 13-8
 
 
 
 
03/06
Ref
H
COASTAL CAROLINA
W 6-1
 
 
 
 
03/07
Ref
H
COASTAL CAROLINA
W 5-2
 
 
 
 
03/09
Ref
H
RICHMOND
W 2-1
 
 
 
 
03/10
Ref
H
RICHMOND
W 5-1
 
 
 
 
03/11
Ref
H
RICHMOND
W 8-2
 
 
 
 
03/13
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 9-3
 
 
 
 
03/14
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 2-11
 
 
 
 
03/15
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 4-2
 
 
 
 
03/18
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
W 7-1
 
 
 
 
03/19
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
W 22-0
 
 
 
 
03/20
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 4-0
 
 
20
16
03/21
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 12-1
 
 
20
16
03/22
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 4-6
 
 
20
16
03/24
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
W 4-3
 
 
 
 
03/25
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
W 13-7
 
 
 
 
03/27
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 4-10
 
10
7
9
03/28
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 0-12
 
10
7
9
03/29
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 0-14
 
10
7
9
03/31
Ref
H
MERCER
L 3-4
 
 
 
 
04/01
Ref
H
MERCER
W 8-1
 
 
 
 
04/03
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 9-6
 
24
22
19
04/04
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 3-2
 
24
22
19
04/05
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
L 3-10
 
24
22
19
04/08
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 4-0
 
16
16
13
04/10
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 6-10
3
3
3
3
04/11
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 3-6
3
3
3
3
04/12
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 5-6
3
3
3
3
04/15
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 1-3
 
16
16
13
04/17
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 9-3
 
 
 
 
04/18
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 9-4
 
 
 
 
04/19
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 11-1
 
 
 
 
04/24
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 3-7
3
3
3
3
04/25
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 4-5
3
3
3
3
04/26
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 3-2
3
3
3
3
05/01
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 12-4
 
 
 
 
05/02
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 15-3
 
 
 
 
05/03
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 18-5
 
 
 
 
05/05
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 4-1
 
16
16
13
05/10
Ref
N
WAKE FOREST
ACC, Greenville, SC
W 6-1
 
 
 
 
05/11
Ref
N
CLEMSON
ACC, Greenville, SC
L 2-5
 
10
7
9
05/12
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Greenville, SC
W 7-3
 
 
 
 
05/12
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC, Greenville, SC
W 1-0
 
 
20
16
05/13
Ref
N
CLEMSON
ACC Championship, Greenville, SC
L 0-11
 
10
7
9
05/15
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
W 36-7
 
 
 
 
05/16
Ref
H
GEORGIA STATE
W 17-4
 
 
 
 
05/21
Ref
H
WESTERN CAROLINA
NCAA
L 0-1
 
17
23
23
05/22
Ref
H
STETSON
NCAA
W 2-0
 
 
 
 
05/23
Ref
H
KENT STATE
NCAA
W 4-2
 
 
 
 
05/23
Ref
H
STANFORD
NCAA
W 9-4
 
18
11
15
05/24
Ref
H
WESTERN CAROLINA
NCAA
W 4-3
 
17
23
23
05/24
Ref
H
WESTERN CAROLINA
NCAA Championship
W 18-3
 
17
23
23
05/29
Ref
N
CAL ST-FULLERTON
CWS, Omaha, Ne
L 2-7
2
2
2
2
05/31
Ref
N
CALIFORNIA
CWS, Omaha, Ne
W 5-4
7
8
14
10
06/02
Ref
N
CAL ST-FULLERTON
CWS, Omaha, Ne
L 0-6
2
2
2
2
CB=Collegiate Baseball, BA=Baseball America, USA=USA Today/Coaches, CWS=College World Series

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home     Away    Neutral
--------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   49-21    32- 9    12- 7     5- 5
VS ACC          16- 7     9- 3     7- 4     0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25  15-17     8- 7     4- 5     3- 5

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL -  5
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    -  9
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   -  6
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES  - 5

1992 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  CLEMSON              19- 5    50-14 
 2  FLORIDA STATE        16- 7    49-21 
 3  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 15- 9    46-18 
 4  GEORGIA TECH         14- 9    45-19 
 5  DUKE                 12-12    38-16 
 6  WAKE FOREST          11-13    36-22 
 7  NORTH CAROLINA        8-16    31-27 
 8  MARYLAND              7-15    27-28-1
 9  VIRGINIA              3-19    21-30 

1992 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Greenville, SC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/09/1992  (6)WAKE FOREST 5, (5)DUKE 2                         
05/09/1992  (1)CLEMSON 3, (9)VIRGINIA 2                         
05/09/1992  (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 7, (8)MARYLAND 1            
05/09/1992  (4)GEORGIA TECH 5, (7)NORTH CAROLINA 4              
05/10/1992  (5)DUKE 12, (9)VIRGINIA 9                           
05/10/1992  (7)NORTH CAROLINA 11, (8)MARYLAND 7                 
05/10/1992  (2)FLORIDA STATE 6, (6)WAKE FOREST 1                
05/10/1992  (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 7, (4)GEORGIA TECH 4        
05/11/1992  (4)GEORGIA TECH 7, (5)DUKE 3                        
05/11/1992  (7)NORTH CAROLINA 7, (6)WAKE FOREST 3               
05/11/1992  (1)CLEMSON 5, (2)FLORIDA STATE 2                    
05/12/1992  (2)FLORIDA STATE 7, (7)NORTH CAROLINA 3             
05/12/1992  (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 11, (1)CLEMSON 1            
05/12/1992  (1)CLEMSON 5, (4)GEORGIA TECH 4                     
05/12/1992  (2)FLORIDA STATE 1, (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0       
05/13/1992  (1)CLEMSON 11, (2)FLORIDA STATE 0                   
05/13/1992  (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 7, (1)CLEMSON 3             

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/01/1992
COLL OF CHARLESTON
         
02/02/1992
COLL OF CHARLESTON
         
02/09/1992
ARIZONA STATE
         
02/09/1992
ARIZONA STATE
         
02/14/1992
VIRGINIA MILITARY
         
02/15/1992
VIRGINIA MILITARY
         
02/16/1992
VIRGINIA MILITARY
         
02/19/1992
FLORIDA
         
02/21/1992
DUKE
         
02/22/1992
DUKE
         
02/23/1992
DUKE
         
02/28/1992
MINNESOTA
         
02/29/1992
TEXAS A&M
         
03/01/1992
MISSISSIPPI STATE
         
03/03/1992
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
         
03/04/1992
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
         
03/06/1992
COASTAL CAROLINA
         
03/07/1992
COASTAL CAROLINA
         
03/09/1992
RICHMOND
         
03/10/1992
RICHMOND
         
03/11/1992
RICHMOND
         
03/13/1992
NORTH CAROLINA
         
03/14/1992
NORTH CAROLINA
         
03/15/1992
NORTH CAROLINA
         
03/18/1992
GEORGIA STATE
         
03/19/1992
GEORGIA STATE
         
03/20/1992
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
         
03/21/1992
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
         
03/22/1992
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
         
03/24/1992
VIRGINIA
         
03/25/1992
VIRGINIA
         
03/27/1992
CLEMSON
         
03/28/1992
CLEMSON
         
03/29/1992
CLEMSON
         
03/31/1992
MERCER
         
04/01/1992
MERCER
         
04/03/1992
GEORGIA TECH
         
04/04/1992
GEORGIA TECH
         
04/05/1992
GEORGIA TECH
         
04/08/1992
FLORIDA
         
04/10/1992
MIAMI
         
04/11/1992
MIAMI
         
04/12/1992
MIAMI
         
04/15/1992
FLORIDA
         
04/17/1992
WAKE FOREST
         
04/18/1992
WAKE FOREST
         
04/19/1992
WAKE FOREST
         
04/24/1992
MIAMI
         
04/25/1992
MIAMI
         
04/26/1992
MIAMI
         
05/01/1992
MARYLAND
         
05/02/1992
MARYLAND
         
05/03/1992
MARYLAND
         
05/05/1992
FLORIDA
         
05/10/1992
WAKE FOREST
         
05/11/1992
CLEMSON
         
05/12/1992
NORTH CAROLINA
         
05/12/1992
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
         
05/13/1992
CLEMSON
         
05/15/1992
GEORGIA STATE
         
05/16/1992
GEORGIA STATE
         
05/21/1992
WESTERN CAROLINA
         
05/22/1992
STETSON
         
05/23/1992
KENT STATE
         
05/23/1992
STANFORD
         
05/24/1992
WESTERN CAROLINA
         
05/24/1992
WESTERN CAROLINA
         
05/29/1992
CAL ST-FULLERTON
         
05/31/1992
CALIFORNIA
         
06/02/1992
CAL ST-FULLERTON
         

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/01/1992
COLL OF CHARLESTON
         
02/02/1992
COLL OF CHARLESTON
         
02/09/1992
ARIZONA STATE
         
02/09/1992
ARIZONA STATE
         
02/14/1992
VIRGINIA MILITARY
         
02/15/1992
VIRGINIA MILITARY
         
02/16/1992
VIRGINIA MILITARY
         
02/19/1992
FLORIDA
         
02/21/1992
DUKE
         
02/22/1992
DUKE
         
02/23/1992
DUKE
         
02/28/1992
MINNESOTA
         
02/29/1992
TEXAS A&M
         
03/01/1992
MISSISSIPPI STATE
         
03/03/1992
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
         
03/04/1992
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
         
03/06/1992
COASTAL CAROLINA
         
03/07/1992
COASTAL CAROLINA
         
03/09/1992
RICHMOND
         
03/10/1992
RICHMOND
         
03/11/1992
RICHMOND
         
03/13/1992
NORTH CAROLINA
         
03/14/1992
NORTH CAROLINA
         
03/15/1992
NORTH CAROLINA
         
03/18/1992
GEORGIA STATE
         
03/19/1992
GEORGIA STATE
         
03/20/1992
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
         
03/21/1992
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
         
03/22/1992
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
         
03/24/1992
VIRGINIA
         
03/25/1992
VIRGINIA
         
03/27/1992
CLEMSON
         
03/28/1992
CLEMSON
         
03/29/1992
CLEMSON
         
03/31/1992
MERCER
         
04/01/1992
MERCER
         
04/03/1992
GEORGIA TECH
         
04/04/1992
GEORGIA TECH
         
04/05/1992
GEORGIA TECH
         
04/08/1992
FLORIDA
         
04/10/1992
MIAMI
         
04/11/1992
MIAMI
         
04/12/1992
MIAMI
         
04/15/1992
FLORIDA
         
04/17/1992
WAKE FOREST
         
04/18/1992
WAKE FOREST
         
04/19/1992
WAKE FOREST
         
04/24/1992
MIAMI
         
04/25/1992
MIAMI
         
04/26/1992
MIAMI
         
05/01/1992
MARYLAND
         
05/02/1992
MARYLAND
         
05/03/1992
MARYLAND
         
05/05/1992
FLORIDA
         
05/10/1992
WAKE FOREST
         
05/11/1992
CLEMSON
         
05/12/1992
NORTH CAROLINA
         
05/12/1992
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
         
05/13/1992
CLEMSON
         
05/15/1992
GEORGIA STATE
         
05/16/1992
GEORGIA STATE
         
05/21/1992
WESTERN CAROLINA
         
05/22/1992
STETSON
         
05/23/1992
KENT STATE
         
05/23/1992
STANFORD
         
05/24/1992
WESTERN CAROLINA
         
05/24/1992
WESTERN CAROLINA
         
05/29/1992
CAL ST-FULLERTON
         
05/31/1992
CALIFORNIA
         
06/02/1992
CAL ST-FULLERTON
         

1992 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== Roger Bailey 1.000 22 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2.000 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 Casey Yarbrough .381 20 1 21 6 8 2 1 0 10 12 .571 0 0 3 .381 0 0 0 0 John Cook .363 41 15 91 15 33 6 0 2 14 45 .495 7 1 25 .410 1 1 0 0 John Nedeau .333 19 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .667 0 0 2 .333 0 0 0 0 Link Jarrett .325 70 69 249 42 81 25 2 2 39 116 .466 27 2 31 .393 2 1 6 15 Ty Mueller .323 70 69 248 45 80 17 2 6 43 119 .480 29 6 62 .402 3 4 14 20 Nandy Serrano .322 70 70 267 63 86 18 0 6 45 122 .457 25 10 26 .390 8 5 12 15 Chris Brock .321 70 68 234 36 75 20 4 3 47 112 .479 23 1 31 .378 4 3 9 14 Bob Armstrong .307 42 15 75 13 23 5 0 1 13 31 .413 7 2 16 .381 0 0 2 3 Allen Bevis .298 58 45 161 36 48 12 1 3 26 71 .441 33 1 35 .412 4 0 15 21 Marc Dunbar .294 14 12 34 6 10 1 1 1 6 16 .471 4 1 7 .375 1 0 2 5 Tony Liebsack .288 64 46 156 30 45 7 1 1 28 57 .365 23 7 22 .399 2 4 8 14 Chris Roberts .286 70 66 248 57 71 17 4 12 59 132 .532 33 1 46 .365 6 2 14 17 Colby Weaver .282 57 48 131 27 37 4 0 1 10 44 .336 19 6 34 .395 1 0 6 9 Kenny Felder .268 28 24 97 22 26 7 0 4 15 45 .464 8 4 31 .345 1 0 0 2 Grady Jordan .262 20 13 42 16 11 2 0 1 4 16 .381 9 2 7 .415 0 3 6 8 Randy Hodges .258 49 11 62 12 16 3 1 0 13 21 .339 9 2 15 .370 0 1 4 4 Kevin McCray .256 65 47 168 32 43 11 0 4 32 66 .393 36 5 38 .398 2 2 4 9 Justin Rigney .180 31 11 61 12 11 2 0 2 7 19 .311 8 2 20 .296 0 0 3 3 Tim Davis .000 26 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 Paul Wilson .000 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 Charlie Cruz .000 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 John Wasdin .000 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .300 70 70 2354 472 706 161 17 49 412 1048 .445 301 53 453 0 .386 35 26 105 159 Opp .230 70 70 2278 267 524 74 9 32 233 712 .313 294 32 629 .324 16 31 86 121

1992 Pitching Statistics

Name ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA ======================================================================================================================== Chris Brock 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 LaWhit Lizzmore 2.10 2 0 12 3 0 0 1 30.0 31 7 7 12 19 2 2 2 114 .272 3 1 0 Chris Roberts 2.34 8 4 14 14 6 1 0 100.0 81 40 26 43 84 10 0 3 370 .219 10 6 0 Charlie Cruz 2.35 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 15.1 13 7 4 12 18 1 0 1 62 .210 2 1 0 Tim Davis 2.60 9 4 25 8 4 1 9 114.1 79 38 33 40 142 11 1 9 401 .197 4 5 0 John Nedeau 2.70 1 0 19 0 0 0 2 23.1 19 13 7 9 23 4 1 1 84 .226 1 3 0 John Wasdin 3.16 3 3 16 6 0 0 1 42.2 34 24 15 21 57 4 1 3 159 .214 5 2 0 Roger Bailey 3.17 15 5 22 21 3 0 0 139.1 127 56 49 69 130 18 4 7 520 .244 5 5 2 Jim Rushworth 3.35 5 1 15 7 1 1 0 48.1 44 20 18 31 53 8 0 3 182 .242 5 2 0 Bryan Harris 4.21 3 3 20 6 0 0 1 57.2 51 32 27 33 62 10 0 2 215 .237 4 5 3 Paul Wilson 4.34 3 1 20 5 0 0 1 45.2 45 30 22 24 39 6 0 1 176 .256 4 2 1 ==================================================================================================== FSU 3.03 49 21 172 70 14 7 4 15 617.2 524 267 208 294 629 74 9 32 2286 .229 43 32 6 0 0 Opp 5.96 21 49 70 8 5 11 596.1 706 472 395 301 453 161 17 49 2354 .300 118 53 22

1992 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Tim Davis 6 18 0 1.000 Kenny Felder 11 0 0 1.000 LaWhit Lizzmore 0 6 0 1.000 Kevin McCray 396 31 4 .991 Ty Mueller 102 4 1 .991 Colby Weaver 381 23 9 .978 Tony Liebsack 79 127 5 .976 Chris Roberts 149 32 5 .973 John Cook 149 9 5 .969 Chris Brock 111 7 4 .967 Marc Dunbar 104 12 5 .959 Bob Armstrong 96 17 5 .958 Grady Jordan 19 0 1 .950 Paul Wilson 4 14 1 .947 Randy Hodges 22 3 2 .926 Nandy Serrano 48 138 15 .925 Link Jarrett 90 215 25 .924 Jim Rushworth 3 8 1 .917 Roger Bailey 15 39 5 .915 Justin Rigney 9 1 1 .909 Bryan Harris 6 19 3 .893 Allen Bevis 43 50 13 .877 John Nedeau 4 6 2 .833 John Wasdin 3 5 2 .800 Casey Yarbrough 3 5 4 .667 Charlie Cruz 0 0 0 .000 ======================== FSU 1853 789 118 .957 61 Opp 1789 706 97 .963 58
FLORIDA STATE 15, COLL OF CHARLESTON 3
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FLORIDA STATE 1, DUKE 0
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FLORIDA STATE 3, MINNESOTA 1
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TEXAS A&M 9, FLORIDA STATE 1
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FLORIDA STATE 5, MISSISSIPPI STATE 1
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FLORIDA STATE 14, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 2
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FLORIDA STATE 13, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 8
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FLORIDA STATE 6, COASTAL CAROLINA 1
03/06/1992, TALLAHASSEE, FL NAME POSITION AB R H RBI BB SO PO A ======================= ======== == == == === == == == == Chris Roberts ======================== FSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 **Error** HR - FSU-Chris Roberts 3 (3) **Error**


FLORIDA STATE 5, COASTAL CAROLINA 2
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FLORIDA STATE 2, RICHMOND 1
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FLORIDA STATE 5, RICHMOND 1
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FLORIDA STATE 8, RICHMOND 2
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FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH CAROLINA 3
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NORTH CAROLINA 11, FLORIDA STATE 2
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FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA 2
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FLORIDA STATE 7, GEORGIA STATE 1
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FLORIDA STATE 22, GEORGIA STATE 0
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FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
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FLORIDA STATE 4, VIRGINIA 3
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FLORIDA STATE 13, VIRGINIA 7
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CLEMSON 10, FLORIDA STATE 4
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CLEMSON 12, FLORIDA STATE 0
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CLEMSON 14, FLORIDA STATE 0
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MERCER 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
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FLORIDA STATE 8, MERCER 1
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FLORIDA STATE 9, GEORGIA TECH 6
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FLORIDA STATE 3, GEORGIA TECH 2
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FLORIDA STATE 4, FLORIDA 0
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MIAMI 10, FLORIDA STATE 6
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MIAMI 6, FLORIDA STATE 3
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MIAMI 6, FLORIDA STATE 5
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FLORIDA 3, FLORIDA STATE 1
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FLORIDA STATE 9, WAKE FOREST 3
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FLORIDA STATE 11, WAKE FOREST 1
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MIAMI 7, FLORIDA STATE 3
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MIAMI 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
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FLORIDA STATE 3, MIAMI 2
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FLORIDA STATE 12, MARYLAND 4
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FLORIDA STATE 15, MARYLAND 3
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FLORIDA STATE 18, MARYLAND 5
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FLORIDA STATE 4, FLORIDA 1
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FLORIDA STATE 6, WAKE FOREST 1
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CLEMSON 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
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FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA 3
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FLORIDA STATE 1, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
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CLEMSON 11, FLORIDA STATE 0
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FLORIDA STATE 36, GEORGIA STATE 7
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FLORIDA STATE 17, GEORGIA STATE 4
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WESTERN CAROLINA 1, FLORIDA STATE 0
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FLORIDA STATE 2, STETSON 0
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FLORIDA STATE 4, KENT STATE 2
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FLORIDA STATE 9, STANFORD 4
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FLORIDA STATE 18, WESTERN CAROLINA 3
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CAL ST-FULLERTON 7, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/29/1992, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the Tallahassee Democrat, late edition, May 31, 1992, page 9.

Seminoles can’t stop Fullerton.
Florida State runs into a very hot hitter and falls into the losers’ bracket of the College World Series.

By David Lee Simmons

OMAHA, NE – Florida State came up woefully short Friday night in what was essentially the second game of the Florida-California Bracket Challenge.

The No. 5 seed Seminoles couldn’t match Miami’s first-game heroics, dropping a 7-2 decision to Cal State-Fullerton in the College World Series before 13,189 at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The Seminoles (48-20) will play California, a 4-3 loser to Miami, on Sunday at 4:06 p.m. Tim Davis (8-4) will start for FSU.

Phil Nevin, Baseball America’s player of the year, broke a 2-2 tie with a grand slam off reliever John Nedeau in the sixth inning. His 21st homer of the season following a fifth-inning RBI single by Nevin, the expected No. 1 pick in next week’s major-league free-agent draft.

“That definitely took the wind out of our sails,” FSU coach Mike Martin said. “He’s definitely not the guy you want up in that situation.”

For the second straight year, the Seminoles find themselves in a perilous situation: the CWS losers’ bracket. They lost two in a row last year, starting with a loss to another California team, Fresno State, before the dreaded elimination by Florida.

The loss was FSU’s fifth straight at the CWS dating to 1989. The Seminoles are seeking their first CWS title in this, their 12th appearance – a record for appearances without winning.

“We don’t feel comfortable,” Martin said. “We just have to go out there and do better. What we have to do is win. We don’t care how. We just want to win. Coming out of the losers’ bracket can be tough, but so was coming out of the loser’s bracket in the (South II) regional.”

Fullerton ripped four FSU pitchers while tying its season high with 15 hits. Nevin did the most damage, going 3 for 4 with six RBIs and a walk. His RBI total fell one short of the single-game CWS record set by Arizona’s Carl Thomas in 1954 and tied by Arizona State’s Stan Holmes in 1981.

His grand slam came off a curious pitching decision by FSU. Coach Mike Martin chose Nedeau over left-hander Davis in relief of a struggling Roger Bailey (15-5) with the score tied 2-2 in the sixth.

Davis had moved into the rotation at midseason, but Martin had said before the series that he might bring Davis out of the bullpen in a close game.

Instead, Nedeau came in and served up his first homer of the season and the first grand slam given up by an FSU pitcher this season.

“With the bases loaded, to bring him in would negate him as a starter for the next game,” Martin said. “John obviously was still feeling the effects of falling in the dugout back at the ACC Tournament, because he was not himself out there. He hurt his shoulder.”

The timing could not have been worse. Bailey had just survived a dangerous fifth, giving up only a run.

The threat began when right fielder Chris Brock misjudged Chris Powell’s line drive for a triple with one out. Nevin drove Powell in with a single to left-center. Bailey then intentionally walked Tony Banks to load the bases. Steve Sisco popped up to third, setting up a crucial at-bat by D.C. Olsen.

Bailey went ahead 0-2, the first pitch going deep foul in the right-field bleachers. Then, Bailey threw three straight balls for a full count, the third one bouncing to the plate.

Olsen then swung at a fastball high for the third out.

Link Jarrett led off the FSU fifth with a deep fly ball to right that Jeremy Carr made a great play on for the out. Nandy Serrano walked, bringing up Felder.

Felder, who won the Stetson game in the South II Regional with a two-run homer, blasted a 1-2 pitch over the left-field wall and out of the stadium to tie the game 2-2. Felder is expected to be a first-round draft pick on Monday.

But Bailey could not build on the success, loading the bases again in the sixth with two walks and a single.

With a 1-0 count against Nevin, Bailey was relieved. It marked the third straight game in which he failed to get out of the sixth inning.

Nedeau came in, picking up the 1-0 count, worked it to 3-1, and then served up a monster shot that sailed the opposite way over the right-field wall.

FSU’s hitting could not keep pace. Titan starter Dan Naulty (12-3) held the Seminoles to two hits over six innings, while Paco Chavez pitched three innings of shutout ball for his fourth save.

Just as in the opening-game loss to Western Carolina in the South II Regional, Bailey was hurt by an errant pickoff throw attempt to second that led to a run. He repeated that feat Friday night in the first inning, allowing leadoff hitter Carr to advance to third on his errant throw.

Carr later scored on Jason Moler’s sacrifice fly to center for an early 1-0 lead.

But this time, it wouldn’t make the difference in the game.

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FLORIDA STATE 5, CALIFORNIA 4
05/31/1992, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the Tallahassee Democrat, June 1, 1992, page 21.

Seminoles, Davis hang tough.
FSU holds off California, 5-4.

By David Lee Simmons

OMAHA, NE - Tim Davis found himself sentenced to solitary confinement on the mound Sunday, and responded to time off for good behavior.

The result was a stay of execution for Florida State in the College World Series as Davis pitched the Seminoles to a 5-4 elimination of California before 10,000 at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The fifth-seeded Seminoles (49-20) will face the loser of Sunday's late Miami-Cal State-Fullerton game Tuesday at 4:06 p.m. Eighth-seeded California (35-28) became the first team eliminated in the CWS.

FSU snapped a five-game losing streak in the CWS dating back to 1989.

Ty Mueller's three-run homer in the fifth gave FSU a 5-1 lead that had California playing catch-up the rest of the way.

"I just wanted to know what it feels like to be second (at the press conference)," said FSU coach Mike Martin, referring to the order of appearance by winning teams. "It's been a long time, and it wasn't easy. I thought Tim was in total control of everything, and here they come.

"We're like the Bee Gees. We're stayin' alive. Ah-hah."

With FSU's bullpen active but unused, Davis gave up runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings that cut FSU's lead from 5-1. The final run, a leadoff homer by Chris Clapinski, had everybody wondering how much longer Davis would last.

Instead, he retired the next three batters to end the game for his fourth complete game.

Davis threw 164 pitches.

"Of course, the left arm of Tim Davis was the difference," Martin said, "He had not lost any zip on his best pitch, which was his slider. It was a feeling, a feeling that he's the guy we want in that situation. Not that we didn't have any confidence in the guys in the bullpen.

Left-hander Bryan Harris was warming up in the bullpen, but never pitched.

Instead, they watched as Davis got out of one jam after another.

"I could see the activity going on in the bullpen," Davis said. :That makes a pitcher work even harder. I tried to get ahead of the hitters."

Martin said he thought the game was all but over after FSU built its 5-1 lead on Mueller's homer, but "(California) didn't think it was over, and they kept coming and coming."

Davis survived a big challenge in the seventh, after he gave up an RBI single to Chris Clapinski to put runners on first and third with no outs.

That brought up Jon Zuber, who ripped a solo homer in the first inning. Zuber battled Davis to a full count before striking out looking on a slider.

Zuber argued vehemently with home-plate umpire Larry Waggoner afterward, and was still upset after the game.

"It all started with the first pitch, a slider low," Zuber said of the at-bat. "The catcher (Colby Weaver) said, 'We've got to get that call.' Then later he threw another slider, and I thought it was up and in. I didn't think it was a good call at all, and I said, 'You can't let the catcher talk you into making a call.' "I thought he was a farce the whole day," Zuber said. "He did a sick job behind the plate. If you're in the College World Series, if you don't have enough confidence to make a call yourself, you shouldn't leave it up to a 20-year-old kid. He didn't have a backbone."

Yes, Jon, but how do you really feel?

"We pitched him away all day, and Tim was hitting the corners all day," Weaver said. "Then we went inside on him. Any time our pitcher throws a pitch that I think is a strike, I'm going to tell the umpire we need that call. (After the third strike), the umpire said 'That was a little low, what do you think?' And I said I thought it was a strike."

It will go down in history as a strike.

Davis got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth by striking out Eddie Comeaux and forcing pinch-hitter Dan Trump into a fly-out that right fielder Chris Brock had to flag down with a running catch.

While not as pretty as earlier performances, Davis' showing continued an impressive May run. In his last six appearances, Davis is 4-0 with two saves and a 2.07 ERZ in four starts and two relief appearances.

That streak also includes a complete-game win and a save on one day's rest in the South II Regional to earn Davis tourney MVP honors.

Not bad for a kid who watched as his arm turned to rubber at the end.

"There are times when you do things to show that you're tired out there, but no pitcher wants to come out," said Davis. "I wanted to get ahead of the hitters, that was the main thing."

The main thing for FSU was to bounce back from a first-round loss to Cal State-Fullerton unlike the way it fell flat in last year's 5-0 elimination loss to Florida. Davis took that loss in only his second start of the season.

"I think last year, there was so much expected of last year's team, coming out here as the No. 1 seed," Martin said. "Two or three guys struggled. This ballclub has maintained its composure as well as any I;ve had, and I think that's so important."

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CAL ST-FULLERTON 6, FLORIDA STATE 0
06/02/1992, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the Tallahassee Democrat, June 3, 1992, page 21.

Quiet bats send FSU back home.
A sputtering attack plagues Florida State for the last time this season and adds to its CWS frustration.

By David Lee Simmons

OMAHA, NE - As Mike Martin put it, "Same book, different chapter."

Or, as Chris Roberts put it, "You don't score, you don't win."

Bingo. Florida State, looking most anemic with a bat, made a quiet exit from the College World Series on Tuesday, dropping a 6-0 decision to Cal State-Fullerton in an elimination game.

Roberts, fresh off a first-round draft selection on Monday, could not get out of the third inning in his first CWS start, and along with the rest of FSU's hitters couldn't get anything going with the bat.

That left FSU (49-20) with a fifth-place finish at the CWS. The Seminoles were fifth-seeded after winning the South II Regional. They finished the season one victory shy of Martin's 13th consecutive 50-win season.

The loss continued a string of Omaha disappointments for Martin and FSU. The Seminoles failed to win a national championship in their 13th CWS trip to Omaha, the most trips without winning by any Division I program. Martin failed in his sixth CWS attempt.

Only one coach, Oklahoma State's Gary Ward, has more appearances (eight) without a title.

But Martin, remembering that his team wasn't given much of a chance after midseason disappointments against Clemson and Miami, sounded upbeat.

"I just thank the Good Lord Jesus Christ for giving us the best year I think we've had," Martin said. "We were beaten by some very good clubs 11 times, but we never quit. We kept fighting."

The fight ended, it seemed, when Fullerton turned double plays in the sixth and seventh innings with runners on first and second both times. Fullerton had a 3-0 lead each time.

FSU went down in order the last two innings, with three pinch-hitters batting in the ninth for Kenny Felder, Chris Roberts and Ty Mueller.

The loss was similar to last year's swan song against Florida, in which Marc Valdes pitched a three-hit shutout (5-0).

This year, Fullerton's Mike Parisi (5-1) gutted out mononucleosis to combine with Paco Chavez on a four-hitter. That gave fourth-seeded Fullerton (44-16) its second win in the CWS against FSU, and a matchup with top-seeded and undefeated Miami today at 5:06 (EDT).

"We wouldn't be here without Parisi and Paco stepping forward," said Titan coach Augie Garrido. "It's been critical to the development of the pitching staff."

FSU appeared to be in a funk all game, and it spread to Roberts and the rest of the meat of FSU's batting order. The Seminoles advanced only four runners to second base, and only one to third.

Roberts could not respond early on the mound, walking five batters before coming out in the third inning for his second earliest exit of the season.

"When I was warming up, I knew I didn't have much," said Roberts, who on Monday was the 18th pick in the first round by the New York Mets. "I didn't feel sharp. I didn't have much velocity or location. But I knew I was going to get out there and try anyway. I've won before when I didn't have my best stuff."

Four pitchers followed Roberts with varying degrees of success. Bryan Harris, Jim Rushworth and John Wasdin struggled during Fullerton's three-run ninth that was either a rally or an after-thought.

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