Florida State Baseball - 2003 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 2003 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Chip Baker, Dir of Admin & Facilities
Kevin Fitzgerald, Strength and Conditioning
Link Jarrett, Assistant Coach
Mike Martin, Jr., Assistant Coach
Jamey Shouppe, Associate Head Coach, Pitchers, Recruiting Coordinator

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2003 FSU Baseball Media Guide

Top: Stephen Drew
Middle: Daniel Hodges, Matt Lynch
Bottom: Tony Richie.

2003 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

2003 FSU Baseball Media Guide, page 41.

Blake Balkcom, 6-2, 225, OF, Chipley

Eddie Cannon, 6-0, 170, P, Sebring

Mark Culp, 5-11, 165, P, Coral Springs

Matt DiBlasi, 6-1, 185, P, Clearwater

Rhett James, 6-1, 205, P, Pensacola

Hunter Jones, 6-4, 230, P, Palm Beach Gardens

Brandon Manasa, 5-9, 165, IF, Miami

Eddy Martinez-Esteve, 6-2, 200, 3B, Miami

Kyle Patrick, 6-4, 210, P, Apopka

Mark Sauls, 6-4, 210, P, Panama City

Matt Sauls, 6-1, 215, OF, Panama City

Glen Simon, 6-2, 220, P, Lake Worth

Derrick Smith, 5-10, 170, OF, Vienna, GA

Drew Stilley, 6-8, 235, P, Jacksonville

Danny Wardell, 6-2, 225, 1B-OF, Wesley Chapel


2003 Roster - By Name

2003 FSU Baseball Media Guide, page 11.
L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* 30 Blake Balkcom         OF      R-R  6-2   225  Jr        Chipley (Chipley/Chipola JC)
*  5 Jerrod Brown          1B      L-R  5-10  200  Sr   *    Auburndale (Auburndale/Hillsborough CC)
* 29 Eddie Cannon          P       R-R  6-0   170  Jr        Sebring (Sebring/South Florida CC)
* 19 Aaron Cheesman        C       R-R  5-10  195  So-R *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
  44 Mark Culp             P       L-L  5-11  165  Fr        Coral Springs (Coral Springs)
* 18 Daniel Davidson       P       L-L  6-4   215  Sr   *    Panama City (Mosley/Gulf Coast JC)
* 32 Matt DiBlasi          P       L-L  6-1   185  Fr        Clearwater (Countryside)
*  4 Stephen Drew          SS      L-R  6-0   185  So   *    Hahira, GA (Lowndes County)
* 10 Chris Hart            1B-3B   S-R  6-1   190  Sr-R ***  Clearwater (Central Catholic)
*  7 Daniel Hodges         P       L-L  6-0   180  Sr   ***  Hilliard (Bishop Kenny)
* 22 Rhett James           P       R-R  6-1   205  Jr        Pensacola (Escambia/Pensacola JC)
* 35 Hunter Jones          P       L-L  6-4   230  Fr        Palm Beach Gardens (Dwyer)
* 31 Marc LaMacchia        P       R-R  6-0   195  Jr   **   Palm Harbor (East Lake)
* 26 Kevin Lynch           P       L-R  6-2   185  So   *    Fort Pierce (John Carroll)
* 46 Matt Lynch            P       L-L  6-2   190  Sr   ***  Fort Pierce (John Carroll)
*  6 Brandon Manasa        IF      S-R  5-9   165  Fr        Miami (Southridge)
* 13 Eddy Martinez-Esteve  3B      R-R  6-2   200  Fr        Miami (Westminster Christian)
*  1 Tony McQuade          OF      S-R  6-2   205  Jr   **   Gainesville (Buchholz)
  33 Kyle Patrick          P       R-R  6-4   210  Fr        Apopka (Apopka)
* 43 Trent Peterson        P       R-L  6-1   180  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
* 23 Tony Richie           C       R-R  6-1   215  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
*  9 Kevin Richmond        2B      S-R  6-0   170  So   *    Clearwater (Countryside)
* 21 Mark Sauls            P       R-R  6-4   210  Fr        Panama City (Bay)
*  8 Matt Sauls            OF      R-R  6-1   215  Jr        Panama City (Bay/Gulf Coast JC)
* 51 Glen Simon            P       R-R  6-2   220  Fr        Lake Worth (John I. Leonard)
* 24 Derrick Smith         OF      L-L  5-10  170  Fr        Vienna, GA (Dooly County)
  45 Drew Stilley          P       R-L  6-8   235  Fr        Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 27 Danny Wardell         1B-OF   R-R  6-2   225  So        Wesley Chapel (Zephyrhills/Pasco-Hernando CC)
* 17 Chris Whidden         P-OF    R-R  6-0   185  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Leon)
* 14 Bryan Zech            2B-SS   R-R  5-10  175  Jr   **   Wellington (Wellington)

2003 Roster - By Number

2003 FSU Baseball Media Guide, page 11.
L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Tony McQuade          OF      S-R  6-2   205  Jr   **   Gainesville (Buchholz)
*  4 Stephen Drew          SS      L-R  6-0   185  So   *    Hahira, GA (Lowndes County)
*  5 Jerrod Brown          1B      L-R  5-10  200  Sr   *    Auburndale (Auburndale/Hillsborough CC)
*  6 Brandon Manasa        IF      S-R  5-9   165  Fr        Miami (Southridge)
*  7 Daniel Hodges         P       L-L  6-0   180  Sr   ***  Hilliard (Bishop Kenny)
*  8 Matt Sauls            OF      R-R  6-1   215  Jr        Panama City (Bay/Gulf Coast JC)
*  9 Kevin Richmond        2B      S-R  6-0   170  So   *    Clearwater (Countryside)
* 10 Chris Hart            1B-3B   S-R  6-1   190  Sr-R ***  Clearwater (Central Catholic)
* 13 Eddy Martinez-Esteve  3B      R-R  6-2   200  Fr        Miami (Westminster Christian)
* 14 Bryan Zech            2B-SS   R-R  5-10  175  Jr   **   Wellington (Wellington)
* 17 Chris Whidden         P-OF    R-R  6-0   185  Sr-R ***  Tallahassee (Leon)
* 18 Daniel Davidson       P       L-L  6-4   215  Sr   *    Panama City (Mosley/Gulf Coast JC)
* 19 Aaron Cheesman        C       R-R  5-10  195  So-R *    Sarasota (Sarasota)
* 21 Mark Sauls            P       R-R  6-4   210  Fr        Panama City (Bay)
* 22 Rhett James           P       R-R  6-1   205  Jr        Pensacola (Escambia/Pensacola JC)
* 23 Tony Richie           C       R-R  6-1   215  Jr   **   Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 24 Derrick Smith         OF      L-L  5-10  170  Fr        Vienna, GA (Dooly County)
* 26 Kevin Lynch           P       L-R  6-2   185  So   *    Fort Pierce (John Carroll)
* 27 Danny Wardell         1B-OF   R-R  6-2   225  So        Wesley Chapel (Zephyrhills/Pasco-Hernando CC)
* 29 Eddie Cannon          P       R-R  6-0   170  Jr        Sebring (Sebring/South Florida CC)
* 30 Blake Balkcom         OF      R-R  6-2   225  Jr        Chipley (Chipley/Chipola JC)
* 31 Marc LaMacchia        P       R-R  6-0   195  Jr   **   Palm Harbor (East Lake)
* 32 Matt DiBlasi          P       L-L  6-1   185  Fr        Clearwater (Countryside)
  33 Kyle Patrick          P       R-R  6-4   210  Fr        Apopka (Apopka)
* 35 Hunter Jones          P       L-L  6-4   230  Fr        Palm Beach Gardens (Dwyer)
* 43 Trent Peterson        P       R-L  6-1   180  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
  44 Mark Culp             P       L-L  5-11  165  Fr        Coral Springs (Coral Springs)
  45 Drew Stilley          P       R-L  6-8   235  Fr        Jacksonville (Bishop Kenny)
* 46 Matt Lynch            P       L-L  6-2   190  Sr   ***  Fort Pierce (John Carroll)
* 51 Glen Simon            P       R-R  6-2   220  Fr        Lake Worth (John I. Leonard)

2003 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Daniel Davidson          Collegiate Baseball - 3rd Team All-American

Stephen Drew             Baseball America - 3rd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 3rd Team All-American

Daniel Hodges            American Baseball Coaches Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 3rd Team All-American

Eddy Martinez-Esteve     Baseball America - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 3rd Team All-American

Trent Peterson           American Baseball Coaches Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 2nd Team All-American

Tony Richie              American Baseball Coaches Association - 2nd Team All-American
                         Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Baseball Weekly - 2nd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 2nd Team All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 3rd Team All-American

Mark Sauls               Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team Freshman All-American

All-Americans -  7

2003 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kevin Cash               29      C                  Toronto Blue Jays
Randy Choate             38      P                  New York Yankees
Matt Diaz                25      OF                 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
J.D. Drew                 7      OF                 St. Louis Cardinals
Jonathan Johnson         41      P                  Houston Astros
Doug Mientkiewicz        16      1B-OF-2B-3B        Minnesota Twins
Eduardo Perez            33      OF-3B-1B           St. Louis Cardinals
Jeff Tam                 33      P                  Toronto Blue Jays
John Wasdin              38      P                  Toronto Blue Jays
Paul Wilson              40      P                  Cincinnati Reds

Noles in the Pros - 10

2003 Schedule and Results

           
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
 SCORE 
CWS
FSU
CB
FSU
BA
FSU
USA
OPP
CB
OPP
BA
OPP
USA
CB
BA
USA
01/31
Ref
N
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Saint Petersburg, Fl
W 12-4
 
2
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/01
Ref
N
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Saint Petersburg, Fl
W 5-1
 
2
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/02
Ref
N
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Saint Petersburg, Fl
W 10-3
 
2
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/07
Ref
A
STANFORD
L 1-2
2
2
4
3
12
3
5
2
2
2
02/08
Ref
A
STANFORD
W 4-3
2
2
4
3
12
3
5
2
2
2
02/09
Ref
A
STANFORD
W 10-8
2
2
4
3
12
3
5
2
2
2
02/14
Ref
H
EVANSVILLE
W 13-2
 
2
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/15
Ref
H
EVANSVILLE
W 14-3
 
2
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/16
Ref
H
EVANSVILLE
W 11-1
 
2
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/21
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
W 16-6
 
2
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/22
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
W 9-1
 
2
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/23
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
W 17-0
 
2
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 9-0
 
1
3
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/02
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 2-1
 
1
3
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/02
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 10-7
 
1
3
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/04
Ref
H
SIENA COLLEGE
W 13-8
 
1
3
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/05
Ref
H
SIENA COLLEGE
W 14-5
 
1
3
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/06
Ref
H
SIENA COLLEGE
W 6-1
 
1
3
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/07
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 5-4
 
1
3
1
16
 
15
 
 
 
03/08
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 9-7
 
1
3
1
16
 
15
 
 
 
03/09
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 8-9
 
1
3
1
16
 
15
 
 
 
03/11
Ref
H
SAINT JOSEPH'S
W 11-5
 
3
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/12
Ref
H
SAINT JOSEPH'S
W 14-0
 
3
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/14
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 9-1
 
3
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/15
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 4-0
 
3
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/16
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 5-4
 
3
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/22
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 2-4
 
2
4
2
25
 
 
12
12
12
03/22
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 2-5
 
2
4
2
25
 
 
12
12
12
03/23
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 3-1
 
2
4
2
25
 
 
12
12
12
03/26
Ref
H
CITADEL
W 10-2
 
3
6
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/28
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
W 8-4
 
3
6
5
23
 
 
19
19
21
03/29
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 4-8
 
3
6
5
23
 
 
19
19
21
03/30
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
W 2-1
 
3
6
5
23
 
 
19
19
21
04/04
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 7-5
 
2
3
2
14
18
21
 
 
 
04/05
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 7-2
 
2
3
2
14
18
22
 
 
 
04/06
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 10-7
 
2
3
2
14
18
21
 
 
 
04/11
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 4-8
 
2
3
2
13
18
14
 
 
 
04/12
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 7-2
 
2
3
2
13
18
14
 
 
 
04/13
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 8-1
 
2
3
2
13
18
14
 
 
 
04/16
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 5-4
 
2
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/18
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 4-2
5
2
3
2
14
12
11
5
8
5
04/19
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 6-4
5
2
3
2
14
12
11
5
8
5
04/20
Ref
A
MIAMI
T 7-7
5
2
3
2
14
12
11
5
8
5
04/25
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 1-0
5
2
2
1
17
16
14
5
8
5
04/26
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 3-14
5
2
2
1
17
16
14
5
8
5
04/27
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 12-0
5
2
2
1
17
16
14
5
8
5
05/03
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
First 2 1/2 innings played on 5/2/2003.
W 7-1
 
2
2
2
11
13
10
14
17
16
05/03
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 4-5
 
2
2
2
11
13
10
14
17
16
05/04
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 12-7
 
2
2
2
11
13
10
14
17
16
05/06
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 11-3
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/09
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 15-4
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/10
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 14-6
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/11
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 17-7
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/16
Ref
A
DUKE
W 11-6
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/16
Ref
A
DUKE
W 12-7
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/17
Ref
A
DUKE
Regular Season ACC Champ
W 15-8
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/22
Ref
N
DUKE
ACC, Salem, Va
W 13-0
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/23
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Salem, Va
L 2-3
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
19
19
21
05/24
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC, Salem, Va
W 2-0
 
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/24
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC, Salem, Va
W 17-6
 
1
1
1
12
14
12
12
12
12
05/25
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH
ACC, Salem, Va
L 7-10
 
1
1
1
11
11
10
14
17
16
05/30
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
NCAA
W 6-0
 
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/31
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA
NCAA
L 6-8
 
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/31
Ref
H
RUTGERS
NCAA
W 17-7
 
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/01
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA
NCAA
W 13-5
 
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/01
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA
NCAA Championship
W 12-2
 
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/08
Ref
H
TEXAS
NCAA Super Regional
L 3-8
3
2
1
1
8
6
6
4
4
4
06/09
Ref
H
TEXAS
NCAA Super Regional Championship
L 5-6
3
2
1
1
8
6
6
4
4
4
EOY Stats Ref

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   54-13-1  34- 6    14- 5-1   6- 2
VS ACC          20- 6    10- 2     9- 3     1- 1
AGAINST TOP 25  19-11-1  11- 5     7- 5-1   1- 1

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL -  9
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    -  6
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   -  8

2003 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  FLORIDA STATE        19- 5    54-13-1
 2  GEORGIA TECH         17- 7    44-18 
 3t NORTH CAROLINA STATE 15- 9    45-18 
 3t CLEMSON              15- 9    39-22 
 5  NORTH CAROLINA       13-11    42-23 
 6  VIRGINIA             11-12    29-25 
 7  WAKE FOREST           8-15    29-24 
 8  MARYLAND              6-17    20-33 
 9  DUKE                  2-21    18-36 

2003 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Salem, Va
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/20/2003  (9)DUKE 5, (8)MARYLAND 3                            
05/22/2003  (5)NORTH CAROLINA 10, (4)CLEMSON 2                  
05/22/2003  (1)FLORIDA STATE 13, (9)DUKE 0                      
05/22/2003  (2)GEORGIA TECH 9, (7)WAKE FOREST 8                 
05/22/2003  (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10, (6)VIRGINIA 6           
05/23/2003  (9)DUKE 7, (4)CLEMSON 4                             
05/23/2003  (6)VIRGINIA 12, (7)WAKE FOREST 11                   
05/23/2003  (5)NORTH CAROLINA 3, (1)FLORIDA STATE 2             
05/23/2003  (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6, (2)GEORGIA TECH 0        
05/24/2003  (1)FLORIDA STATE 2, (6)VIRGINIA 0                   
05/24/2003  (2)GEORGIA TECH 23, (9)DUKE 4                       
05/24/2003  (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 7, (5)NORTH CAROLINA 6      
05/24/2003  (1)FLORIDA STATE 17, (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6      
05/25/2003  (2)GEORGIA TECH 10, (5)NORTH CAROLINA 6             
05/25/2003  (2)GEORGIA TECH 10, (1)FLORIDA STATE 7              
05/25/2003  (2)GEORGIA TECH 6, (3)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 5        

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
01/31/2003
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Derrick
Smith
Blake
Balkcom
Matt
Sauls
Bryan
Zech
02/01/2003
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Derrick
Smith
Blake
Balkcom
Matt
Sauls
Bryan
Zech
02/02/2003
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Derrick
Smith
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
02/07/2003
STANFORD
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Derrick
Smith
Chris
Hart
Matt
Sauls
Bryan
Zech
02/08/2003
STANFORD
Bryan
Zech
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Danny
Wardell
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Matt
Sauls
Kevin
Richmond
02/09/2003
STANFORD
Bryan
Zech
Tony
McQuade
Derrick
Smith
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
Brandon
Manasa
02/14/2003
EVANSVILLE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Derrick
Smith
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Chris
Hart
Matt
Sauls
Aaron
Cheesman
02/15/2003
EVANSVILLE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Aaron
Cheesman
02/16/2003
EVANSVILLE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
02/21/2003
APPALACHIAN STATE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Aaron
Cheesman
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
02/22/2003
APPALACHIAN STATE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
02/23/2003
APPALACHIAN STATE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
02/28/2003
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
03/02/2003
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Danny
Wardell
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
03/02/2003
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Danny
Wardell
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
03/04/2003
SIENA COLLEGE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
03/05/2003
SIENA COLLEGE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Derrick
Smith
Blake
Balkcom
Matt
Sauls
03/06/2003
SIENA COLLEGE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
03/07/2003
FLORIDA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Kevin
Richmond
Matt
Sauls
03/08/2003
FLORIDA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
03/09/2003
FLORIDA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
03/11/2003
SAINT JOSEPH'S
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
03/12/2003
SAINT JOSEPH'S
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Derrick
Smith
Danny
Wardell
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
03/14/2003
VIRGINIA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
03/15/2003
VIRGINIA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
03/16/2003
VIRGINIA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
03/22/2003
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
03/22/2003
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
03/23/2003
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
03/26/2003
CITADEL
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
03/28/2003
NORTH CAROLINA
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Derrick
Smith
Chris
Hart
Blake
Balkcom
Bryan
Zech
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
03/29/2003
NORTH CAROLINA
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Chris
Hart
Aaron
Cheesman
Blake
Balkcom
Bryan
Zech
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
03/30/2003
NORTH CAROLINA
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Derrick
Smith
Chris
Hart
Matt
Sauls
04/04/2003
WAKE FOREST
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Blake
Balkcom
Matt
Sauls
04/05/2003
WAKE FOREST
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Tony
McQuade
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
04/06/2003
WAKE FOREST
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
04/11/2003
CLEMSON
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Tony
McQuade
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
04/12/2003
CLEMSON
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Derrick
Smith
Blake
Balkcom
Matt
Sauls
04/13/2003
CLEMSON
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Derrick
Smith
Chris
Hart
Matt
Sauls
04/16/2003
JACKSONVILLE
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
04/18/2003
MIAMI
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Tony
McQuade
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
04/19/2003
MIAMI
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Tony
McQuade
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
04/20/2003
MIAMI
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Tony
McQuade
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
04/25/2003
MIAMI
Stephen
Drew
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Tony
Richie
Tony
McQuade
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
04/26/2003
MIAMI
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
04/27/2003
MIAMI
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
05/03/2003
GEORGIA TECH
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
05/03/2003
GEORGIA TECH
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
05/04/2003
GEORGIA TECH
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Aaron
Cheesman
Matt
Sauls
05/06/2003
JACKSONVILLE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Aaron
Cheesman
Bryan
Zech
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
05/09/2003
MARYLAND
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Aaron
Cheesman
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
05/10/2003
MARYLAND
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Aaron
Cheesman
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
05/11/2003
MARYLAND
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Derrick
Smith
Bryan
Zech
Brandon
Manasa
Matt
Sauls
05/16/2003
DUKE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Aaron
Cheesman
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
05/16/2003
DUKE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Aaron
Cheesman
Danny
Wardell
05/17/2003
DUKE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Bryan
Zech
Aaron
Cheesman
Chris
Hart
Danny
Wardell
05/22/2003
DUKE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Aaron
Cheesman
Danny
Wardell
05/23/2003
NORTH CAROLINA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Aaron
Cheesman
Bryan
Zech
Danny
Wardell
05/24/2003
VIRGINIA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Blake
Balkcom
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Danny
Wardell
Bryan
Zech
Aaron
Cheesman
05/24/2003
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Blake
Balkcom
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Danny
Wardell
Bryan
Zech
Aaron
Cheesman
05/25/2003
GEORGIA TECH
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Blake
Balkcom
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Danny
Wardell
Bryan
Zech
Kevin
Richmond
05/30/2003
JACKSONVILLE
Bryan
Zech
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Blake
Balkcom
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
Brandon
Manasa
05/31/2003
SOUTH ALABAMA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
05/31/2003
RUTGERS
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
06/01/2003
SOUTH ALABAMA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Blake
Balkcom
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
06/01/2003
SOUTH ALABAMA
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
06/08/2003
TEXAS
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Tony
Richie
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Jerrod
Brown
Blake
Balkcom
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Matt
Sauls
06/09/2003
TEXAS
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
Tony
Richie
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Danny
Wardell
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Brandon
Manasa

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
01/31/2003
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
02/01/2003
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Marc
LaMacchia
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
02/02/2003
VIRGINIA MILITARY
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
02/07/2003
STANFORD
Marc
LaMacchia
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
02/08/2003
STANFORD
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Kevin
Richmond
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Bryan
Zech
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Danny
Wardell
02/09/2003
STANFORD
Mark
Sauls
Aaron
Cheesman
Jerrod
Brown
Brandon
Manasa
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Bryan
Zech
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
02/14/2003
EVANSVILLE
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
02/15/2003
EVANSVILLE
Mark
Sauls
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
02/16/2003
EVANSVILLE
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
02/21/2003
APPALACHIAN STATE
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Danny
Wardell
02/22/2003
APPALACHIAN STATE
Mark
Sauls
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
02/23/2003
APPALACHIAN STATE
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Danny
Wardell
02/28/2003
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
03/02/2003
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
03/02/2003
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Mark
Sauls
Aaron
Cheesman
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
03/04/2003
SIENA COLLEGE
Hunter
Jones
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
03/05/2003
SIENA COLLEGE
Mark
Sauls
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/06/2003
SIENA COLLEGE
Glen
Simon
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/07/2003
FLORIDA
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/08/2003
FLORIDA
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/09/2003
FLORIDA
Eddie
Cannon
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/11/2003
SAINT JOSEPH'S
Mark
Sauls
Aaron
Cheesman
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/12/2003
SAINT JOSEPH'S
Glen
Simon
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Danny
Wardell
03/14/2003
VIRGINIA
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/15/2003
VIRGINIA
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/16/2003
VIRGINIA
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/22/2003
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/22/2003
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/23/2003
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/26/2003
CITADEL
Glen
Simon
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Danny
Wardell
03/28/2003
NORTH CAROLINA
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/29/2003
NORTH CAROLINA
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
03/30/2003
NORTH CAROLINA
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/04/2003
WAKE FOREST
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/05/2003
WAKE FOREST
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/06/2003
WAKE FOREST
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/11/2003
CLEMSON
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/12/2003
CLEMSON
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/13/2003
CLEMSON
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/16/2003
JACKSONVILLE
Mark
Sauls
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/18/2003
MIAMI
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/19/2003
MIAMI
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/20/2003
MIAMI
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Chris
Hart
Eddy
Martinez-Esteve
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/25/2003
MIAMI
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/26/2003
MIAMI
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
04/27/2003
MIAMI
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/03/2003
GEORGIA TECH
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/03/2003
GEORGIA TECH
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/04/2003
GEORGIA TECH
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/06/2003
JACKSONVILLE
Mark
Sauls
Aaron
Cheesman
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Derrick
Smith
Matt
Sauls
Tony
McQuade
05/09/2003
MARYLAND
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/10/2003
MARYLAND
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/11/2003
MARYLAND
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Brandon
Manasa
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/16/2003
DUKE
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/16/2003
DUKE
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
05/17/2003
DUKE
Daniel
Davidson
Aaron
Cheesman
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
05/22/2003
DUKE
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
05/23/2003
NORTH CAROLINA
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
05/24/2003
VIRGINIA
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
05/24/2003
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Mark
Sauls
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
05/25/2003
GEORGIA TECH
Glen
Simon
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Danny
Wardell
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom
05/30/2003
JACKSONVILLE
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Brandon
Manasa
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/31/2003
SOUTH ALABAMA
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
05/31/2003
RUTGERS
Mark
Sauls
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
06/01/2003
SOUTH ALABAMA
Daniel
Davidson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
06/01/2003
SOUTH ALABAMA
Glen
Simon
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
06/08/2003
TEXAS
Trent
Peterson
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Bryan
Zech
Chris
Hart
Stephen
Drew
Tony
McQuade
Matt
Sauls
Blake
Balkcom
06/09/2003
TEXAS
Matt
Lynch
Tony
Richie
Jerrod
Brown
Brandon
Manasa
Chris
Hart
Bryan
Zech
Danny
Wardell
Tony
McQuade
Blake
Balkcom

2003 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== Eddy Martinez-Esteve .371 53 50 186 41 69 15 1 9 43 113 .608 27 4 45 3 .457 2 0 2 6 Tony Richie .366 68 68 265 60 97 26 0 12 78 159 .600 43 2 35 3 .451 5 0 5 7 Stephen Drew .327 65 64 263 83 86 18 8 11 59 153 .582 47 4 22 2 .435 1 1 33 36 Blake Balkcom .327 53 52 202 39 66 17 2 9 45 114 .564 16 8 31 1 .395 2 0 2 3 Tony McQuade .324 66 66 256 73 83 15 3 13 56 143 .559 52 5 55 4 .442 4 1 26 33 Chris Hart .305 67 63 200 44 61 10 1 4 35 85 .425 43 10 33 6 .447 2 6 4 4 Danny Wardell .304 51 20 92 27 28 6 1 7 24 57 .620 9 6 24 1 .394 2 4 1 1 Jerrod Brown .289 66 66 242 70 70 14 0 7 57 105 .434 39 14 30 11 .409 6 4 3 6 Aaron Cheesman .284 45 29 109 25 31 7 0 1 22 41 .376 16 4 18 0 .395 0 3 0 0 Derrick Smith .280 46 29 118 16 33 12 0 1 20 48 .407 15 1 28 4 .360 2 0 0 1 Matt Sauls .268 60 59 190 46 51 9 2 5 36 79 .416 32 11 50 2 .403 0 9 14 17 Bryan Zech .267 52 39 150 33 40 11 1 2 25 59 .393 22 8 25 2 .378 5 7 7 10 Brandon Manasa .175 36 4 40 3 7 1 0 0 4 8 .200 6 0 7 1 .283 0 1 0 0 Kevin Richmond .143 35 3 35 14 5 0 0 0 5 5 .143 4 0 8 3 .225 1 0 1 1 Chris Whidden .000 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Daniel Hodges .000 39 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Hunter Jones .000 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Matt Lynch .000 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Kevin Lynch .000 20 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Mark Sauls .000 16 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Matt DiBlasi .000 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Rhett James .000 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Daniel Davidson .000 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Eddie Cannon .000 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Trent Peterson .000 22 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Glen Simon .000 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Marc LaMacchia .000 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .308 68 68 2362 574 727 161 19 81 509 1169 .495 371 77 416 43 .413 32 36 98 125 Opp .241 68 68 2340 276 563 102 8 42 251 807 .345 187 33 569 42 .304 13 21 45 78

2003 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 ======================================================================================================================== Marc LaMacchia 0.00 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.2 1 1 0 3 11 1 0 0 29 .034 0 0 0 0 1 Glen Simon 1.57 3 0 10 5 0 0 1 0 28.2 22 6 5 12 23 5 0 0 109 .202 3 1 1 0 0 Daniel Hodges 2.08 5 2 39 0 0 0 5 12 52.0 48 18 12 7 38 5 1 2 203 .236 1 3 2 1 1 Hunter Jones 2.53 2 0 24 1 0 0 0 0 32.0 21 12 9 11 28 4 1 4 117 .179 0 0 0 1 0 Kevin Lynch 2.59 3 1 30 0 0 0 4 0 31.1 31 16 9 5 32 4 2 1 119 .261 0 3 0 3 0 Daniel Davidson 2.63 10 0 23 11 1 0 2 0 85.2 69 28 25 25 77 12 0 3 306 .225 1 4 1 0 8 Trent Peterson 2.70 10 1 22 19 0 0 3 0 116.2 97 49 35 37 113 16 2 7 436 .222 1 6 1 2 4 Mark Sauls 3.27 5 0 15 10 0 0 0 0 52.1 60 34 19 16 49 8 1 4 217 .276 2 2 2 2 2 Rhett James 3.43 2 4 36 0 0 0 2 0 44.2 37 22 17 25 59 7 0 2 164 .226 4 4 0 0 1 Matt Lynch 3.53 13 4 19 19 1 1 2 0 112.1 121 56 44 35 89 23 0 15 441 .274 0 5 1 3 3 Eddie Cannon 4.58 0 1 23 1 0 0 4 0 35.1 39 23 18 7 37 11 0 3 141 .277 0 3 0 1 1 Matt DiBlasi 5.14 0 0 14 0 0 0 1 1 14.0 15 8 8 3 13 5 1 1 54 .278 1 2 0 0 0 Chris Whidden 99.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 .500 0 0 0 0 0 ==================================================================================================== FSU 2.96 54 13 258 68 2 9 8 13 613.2 563 276 202 187 569 102 8 42 2340 .241 13 33 8 13 21 Opp 7.76 13 54 68 2 0 0 5 582.0 727 574 502 371 416 161 19 81 2362 .308 61 77 35 32 36

2003 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Danny Wardell 44 1 0 1.000 0 Trent Peterson 3 26 0 1.000 1 Matt Lynch 5 20 0 1.000 4 Daniel Davidson 5 16 0 1.000 0 Daniel Hodges 2 11 0 1.000 0 Kevin Lynch 3 5 0 1.000 1 Rhett James 1 7 0 1.000 0 Eddie Cannon 1 6 0 1.000 0 Hunter Jones 1 4 0 1.000 0 Matt DiBlasi 0 2 0 1.000 0 Chris Whidden 2 0 0 1.000 0 Marc LaMacchia 1 0 0 1.000 0 Tony McQuade 116 4 1 .992 1 Tony Richie 470 47 5 .990 8 Jerrod Brown 578 31 8 .987 48 Aaron Cheesman 104 8 2 .982 1 Matt Sauls 112 0 2 .982 0 Blake Balkcom 89 4 4 .959 1 Chris Hart 84 131 11 .951 22 Bryan Zech 83 91 11 .941 25 Stephen Drew 80 194 19 .935 28 Brandon Manasa 10 20 4 .882 3 Kevin Richmond 9 20 4 .879 3 Derrick Smith 14 0 2 .875 0 Eddy Martinez-Esteve 18 76 18 .839 7 Glen Simon 1 4 1 .833 0 Mark Sauls 5 6 3 .786 0 ======================== FSU 1841 734 95 .964 56 Opp 1746 633 107 .957 56
FLORIDA STATE 12, VIRGINIA MILITARY 4
01/31/2003, Saint Petersburg, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL - The second-ranked Florida State Seminoles (1-0) began their 2003 campaign with a 12-4 win over the Virginia Military Institute (0-1) in front of a crowd of 1,208 at Florida Power Park Friday night. Junior catcher Tony Richie went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. He also threw out 2-of-3 Keydet base runners on steal attempts.

Senior left-hander Matt Lynch got the win for FSU and improved his career record to 30-4. VMI's Josh Owens took the loss after pitching one inning of relief and giving up four runs.

The Seminoles took an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Richie opened the scoring as he led off the inning with a double to left and then scored on freshman Derrick Smith's double off the fence in right. Jerrod Brown and Smith scored the final two runs of the inning on a pair of balks by VMI starter Duke Acors.

VMI scored their only runs of the game with four runs in the top of the third. Andy Barden's three-run homer to left-center to highlighted the inning.

FSU answered with four runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth. Smith got his second double of the game and scored on Blake Balkcom's RBI-single up the middle. Bryan Zech then plated Balkcom with a single. Matt Sauls later scored on a balk and Zech followed with a steal of home.

Florida State had a five-run scoring burst in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach. Richie's second double of the game drove in Tony McQuade and Stephen Drew. Brown brought home Eddy Matinez-Esteve on a sacrifice fly to left. Balkcom's knocked in Richie with a base hit and later scored on Matt Sauls' double to center.

FSU Relivers Kevin Lynch, Rhett James, Daniel Davidson and Daniel Hodges each worked a scoreless inning of relief.

The two teams will meet again Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Junior right-hander Marc LaMacchia will get the start for the Seminoles. The series concludes on Sunday with another 1:30 p.m. first pitch.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  1  0   0  2  0  0  4
Tony McQuade            LF        4  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  1  2   0  0  2  0  1
  Chris Hart            PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tony Richie             C         4  2  2   2  0  0  7  2
  Aaron Cheesman        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  1  0   1  1  0  6  0
  Danny Wardell         PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Derrick Smith           DH        3  2  2   1  0  1  0  0
  Kevin Richmond        PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  2  2   2  0  2  2  0
  Brandon Manasa        RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  1   1  2  1  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        3  1  1   1  0  1  3  3
Matt Lynch              P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Davidson       P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 12 11   8  6  8 27 12
Opp                              33  4  9   4  4 11 24  5

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie 2 (2), Derrick Smith 2 (2), Matt Sauls (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Aaron Cheesman (1), Derrick Smith (1), Bryan Zech 2 (2)
SF - FSU-Jerrod Brown (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (1), Bryan Zech (1)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (1-0)    5.0  7  4  4  2  5
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Rhett James                     1.0  2  0  0  0  2
Daniel Davidson                 1.0  0  0  0  1  2
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  4  4  4 11
Opp                  L          8.0 11 12 12  6  8


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FLORIDA STATE
0
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4
0
5
0
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x
12
11
0
Attendance: 1,208

FLORIDA STATE 5, VIRGINIA MILITARY 1
02/01/2003, Saint Petersburg, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL - Florida State junior right-hander Marc LaMacchia pitched six no-hit innings as he led the second-ranked Seminoles (2-0) to a 5-1 win over VMI (0-2) in front of 1,337 fans at Florida Power Park. LaMacchia tied a career-high with eight strikeouts and walked just two. Senior closer Daniel Hodges recorded the final two outs of the game with two runners on to pick up his first save of the season.

After VMI got on the board first with an unearned run in the top of the sixth, the Seminoles answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Bryan Zech led off with a double and came around to score on Tony McQuade's RBI-single to right. Jerrod Brown knocked in the second run with a single and Blake Balkcom drew a bases loaded walk to make it 3-1.

The Seminoles added two insurance runs in the seventh. Zech singled and McQuade walked before a double steal put runners on second and third. Zech scored on Eddy Martinez-Esteve's groundout and McQuade stole third and home to push the lead to 5-1.

Zech went 2-for-3 with two runs scored to lead the Seminoles offensively. McQuade also scored two runs and his three stolen bases were a career-high.

VMI starter Phil Hendrix took the loss after giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits over 5.2 innings. Hendrix struck out three and walked one.

The third and final game of the series is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Left-hander Trent Peterson will start on the mound for Florida State.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  6
Tony McQuade            LF        3  2  1   1  1  0  1  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  1  0   1  1  0  0  1
Tony Richie             C         4  0  1   0  0  0 10  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  1   1  0  1 10  0
Derrick Smith           DH        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  1   1  1  1  2  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Bryan Zech              2B        3  2  2   0  0  0  2  3
Marc LaMacchia          P                            1  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  1
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  5  6   4  4  4 27 13
Opp                              30  1  2   0  2 10 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (1), Tony Richie (1), Bryan Zech (1)
2B - FSU-Tony Richie (3), Bryan Zech (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tony McQuade 3 (4), Bryan Zech 2 (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Marc LaMacchia       W (1-0)    6.0  0  1  0  2  8
Hunter Jones                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Eddie Cannon                    1.1  2  0  0  0  1
Daniel Hodges        Sv(1)      0.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  1  0  2 10
Opp                  L          8.0  6  5  3  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 1,337

FLORIDA STATE 10, VIRGINIA MILITARY 3
02/02/2003, Saint Petersburg, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL - No. 2 Florida State (3-0) broke a 3-3 tie with six runs in the bottom of the seventh and went on to defeat VMI (0-3) by a final score of 10-3 in front of 1,452 fans at Florida Power Park. Blake Balkcom's two-run single in the seventh turned out to be the game-winner. Freshman Mark Sauls picked up his first career victory after working four scoreless innings of relief. Sauls allowed just one hit with three strikeouts and no walks.

"I was proud of the way we battled back today," said head coach Mike Martin. "They (VMI) are a very good ball club. Stephen's double was a big hit. You knew he would get it going. I thought our pitching staff did a real good job in the series. I don't think our relievers gave up a single run this weekend."

VMI took advantage of a pair of Seminole errors to take a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Matt Smith reached on an error to lead off the game, stole second and advanced to third when the throw went into center field. Brandon Massenburg knocked him in with a single to right with the infield in. Justin Briggs and Elliott Erbe added RBI-singles to complete the scoring.

Florida State got one run back in the bottom of the fourth when Jerrod Brown walked, moved to third on Blake Balkcom's double, and scored from third on a balk.

In the bottom of the sixth, Stephen Drew tied the game with a double to left. The double, which broke an 0-for-10 slump to start the season, knocked in Derrick Smith and Bryan Zech with two outs.

"It felt good to get that first hit out of the way," said Drew. "It was one of those things where I was hitting the ball hard, but just hitting it right at people. It wasn't something I was worried about. I still have a little work to do to get my average back up."

The Seminoles finally took control with six runs in the bottom of the seventh. Eddy Martinez-Esteve and Tony Richie singled to start the inning and moved up a base on Brown's sacrifice bunt. Balkcom then came through with a two-run single to give FSU its first lead of the game at 5-3. Bryan Zech and Tony McQuade added RBI-singles while Drew knocked in his third run of the game with a triple.

FSU added one more in the eighth when Daniel Wardell tripled and scored on Kevin Richmond's sacrifice fly.

The Seminoles travel to Stanford next weekend for a three-game series. The home opener is February 14th against Evansville.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  2   3  0  0  0  3
Tony McQuade            CF        5  0  2   1  0  0  1  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        5  1  3   0  0  1  0  2
Tony Richie             C         4  1  1   0  0  0 12  0
  Aaron Cheesman        PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  1  0   0  1  1  9  0
  Danny Wardell         PH-1B     1  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Derrick Smith           LF        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Kevin Richmond        PH-2B     0  0  0   1  0  0  0  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        5  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Chris Hart              DH        2  1  1   0  2  1  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        4  2  1   1  0  1  0  3
  Brandon Manasa        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  0
  Mark Sauls            P                            2  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 10 14   8  4  6 27  9
Opp                              35  3  6   3  3 13 24  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (2), Tony Richie (2), Blake Balkcom (1)
2B - FSU-Stephen Drew (1), Tony McQuade (1), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (1), Blake Balkcom (1)
3B - FSU-Stephen Drew (1), Danny Wardell (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Jerrod Brown (1)
SF - FSU-Kevin Richmond (1)
SB - Opp-4

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson                  4.0  5  3  1  3  8
Mark Sauls           W (1-0)    4.0  1  0  0  0  3
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  3  1  3 13
Opp                  L          8.0 14 10 10  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE
0
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0
2
6
1
x
10
14
3
Attendance: 1,452

STANFORD 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
02/07/2003, STANFORD, CA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

STANFORD, CA - Tobin Swope's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning scored John Mayberry, Jr. with the winning run to give No. 3 Stanford (3-3) a 2-1 victory over No. 4 Florida State (3-1) in the opener of a three-game series on Friday at Sunken Diamond. Mayberry started a two-out game-winning rally with a single to left field and stole second base before Jonny Ash drew an intentional walk to set up Swope's game-winning hit on a 0-1 pitch from losing pitcher Rhett James (0-1).

"He just left a pitch up over the plate, and I was able to get a good swing on it," said Swope after his game-winning hit ended a game that last three hours and 45 minutes. "We weren't thinking about just having been swept last weekend at Cal State Fullerton, but it was good to get some momentum going and win on our home field."

Swope (3-6, RBI, SB) and Brian Hall (3-6, 2 2B) combined for six of Stanford's 11 hits as the Cardinal snapped its three-game losing streak. Hall extended his hit streak dating back to last season to seven games and leads the club with a .480 batting average through its first six contests but was caught stealing in the fifth inning for only the second time in 26 career attempts. Mayberry also hit safely in his sixth straight game to begin his Stanford career with his 12th inning single.

Derrick Smith (2-4, 2B) and Tony McQuade (2-5, RBI) had four of the six Seminole hits.

Stanford reliever Mark Romanczuk (1-0) picked up the victory by pitching hitless baseball and striking out four over the final 3.0 innings. Stanford starter John Hudgins lasted 9.0 innings and struck out a career-high 10 batters without a walk to earn no-decision before yielding to Romanczuk to begin extra innings. Hudgins scattered just six hits and gave up only a run in the top of the first inning.

Florida State scored its only run of the game when Stephen Drew led off the contest with a bad-hop infield single, stole second base and scored on a soft line drive RBI single down the left field line by McQuade.

Hudgins retired 12 straight Seminoles after the first two batters of the game before finally surrendering his third hit of the contest when Smith led off the fifth with a single. Hudgins also gave up a one-out single to McQuade in the sixth, a one-out double to Smith in the seventh and a leadoff single by Eddy Martinez-Esteve in the ninth.

Stanford left a total of 16 runners on base, stranding runners on base in each of the first six innings and leaving runners in scoring position in five of those frames. The Cardinal trailed 1-0 until finally breaking through with a run in the seventh inning when pinch-hitter Jed Lowrie and Sam Fuld led off the inning with back-to-back doubles. The Cardinal would draw two walks later in the frame to load the bases before Kevin Lynch forced Ryan Garko into an inning-ending double play.

Stanford threatened to score in both the eighth and ninth innings. Ash tripled down the right field line with one out in the eighth but was tagged out at the plate by Seminole catcher Tony Richie on a suicide squeeze attempt by Swope, who bunted the ball right in front of the plate where Richie was able to pick up the ball and tag Ash before he crossed home plate. In the ninth, Hall doubled with one out and Carlos Quentin was walked for third time in the game (second intentional) before Trent Peterson induced Danny Putnam into an inning ending double play.

Florida State had its most serious chance to score in the top of the 11th inning, putting runners on second and third base with no outs. Bryan Zech walked to lead off the frame, moved to second on a balk and third when Hall dropped Romanczuk's throw at third base on Drew's sacrifice bunt attempt. After Drew stole second base, Romanczuk fielded a ground ball hit by McQuade and tossed Zech out at the plate for the first out of the inning. Romanczuk then struck out Martinez-Esteve and retired Tony Richie on a ground out to Ash at second to get out of the jam.

The victory extended Stanford's home win streak to 11 games dating back to last season.

Stanford head coach Mark Marquess won the 1096th game of his illustrious career, leaving him four victories shy of becoming the 21st coach to win 1100 Division I collegiate baseball games. Marquess needs just five wins to take over sole possession of 20th place on the all-time NCAA Division I victory list.

Stanford and Florida State continue their three-game set with single games on Saturday and Sunday, both beginning at 1:00 pm, PT. Friday's victory gave Stanford a slim 8-7 lead in the all-time series between the clubs as the Cardinal defeated the Seminoles for the sixth time in their last seven meetings. Stanford LHP Tim Cunningham (1-1, 3.97) is scheduled to square off with Florida State LHP Matt Lynch (1-0, 7.20) on Saturday. RHP Mark Sauls (1-0, 0.00) is slated for the Seminoles on Sunday, while Stanford has yet to announce its starting pitcher.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  1   0  0  1  4  4
Tony McQuade            RF-LF     5  0  2   1  0  1  2  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        5  0  1   0  0  3  0  0
Tony Richie             C         5  0  0   0  0  2 12  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  0   0  1  1  9  0
Derrick Smith           LF-RF     4  0  2   0  0  2  2  0
  Kevin Richmond        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Chris Hart              DH        5  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Bryan Zech              2B        4  0  0   0  1  0  4  6
Marc LaMacchia          P                            0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Daniel Davidson       P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Trent Peterson        P                            0  1
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42  1  6   1  2 14 35 12
Opp                              43  2 10   2  8 11 36 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (1), Bryan Zech (2)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Derrick Smith (3)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Sauls (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (2)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Marc LaMacchia                  2.2  1  0  0  1  3
Eddie Cannon                    3.2  4  1  1  3  5
Daniel Davidson                 0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Kevin Lynch                     1.2  1  0  0  0  1
Trent Peterson                  2.1  2  0  0  2  1
Rhett James          L (0-1)    1.1  2  1  1  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                            11.2 10  2  2  8 11
Opp                  W         12.0  6  1  1  2 14


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Attendance: 1,690

FLORIDA STATE 4, STANFORD 3
02/08/2003, STANFORD, CA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

STANFORD, CA - No. 4 Florida State (4-1) evened its series at No. 3 Stanford (3-4) with a 4-3 victory Saturday at Sunken Diamond, snapping an 11-game home win streak for the Cardinal dating back to last season. Matt Lynch (2-0) earned the victory by holding Stanford to one run on five hits and striking out five over the first 7.0 innings. Florida State jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after the first three and a half innings and added what proved to be the deciding run in the top of the seventh inning without the benefit of a hit. The teams will play the rubber game of the series on Sunday (1 pm).

Chris Hart gave the Seminoles a 1-0 advantage when he led off the top of the third inning with a high fly ball that just cleared the fence inside the left field foul pole for his first home run of the season. Florida State added an unearned run later in the frame when Kevin Richmond reached on an error by Stanford shortstop Tobin Swope with one out, moved to second on a single by Bryan Zech and third on a groundout from Tony McQuade before scoring on a wild pitch.

Tony Richie led off Florida State's fourth inning with a walk, advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Daniel Wardell and scored on an RBI single up the middle from Jerrod Brown. Stanford starter and losing pitcher Tim Cunningham (1-2) then walked the next two batters before Billy Paganetti made his first collegiate pitching appearance and struck out Richmond to get the Cardinal out of the jam.

Stanford got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning when Danny Putnam doubled with one out and scored when Chris Lewis bounced out an RBI single up the middle for his first collegiate hit.

Paganetti retired the first seven batters he faced before running into trouble in the top of the seventh when he walked Hart and hit Matt Sauls to lead off the inning. After a sacrifice bunt attempt by Richmond failed to move up the runners, Paganetti balked Sauls to third and Richmond to second before throwing a wild pitch to allow Sauls to score an insurance run the Seminoles would need when Stanford scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Sam Fuld walked to lead off Stanford's eighth inning, moved to second on a single by Ryan Garko, third on a fielders choice from John Mayberry, Jr. and scored on a balk by Seminole reliever Trent Peterson. Stanford added its second run of the inning when Swope greeted Florida State closer Daniel Hodges with a two-out RBI single to score Mayberry before Hodges retired Lewis on a fielders choice to end the threat.

Hodges completed his second save of the season when he retired the Cardinal in order in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Zech (2-4) had half of Florida State's four hits.

Paganetti (3.2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) and Drew Ehrlich (2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO) held Florida State without a hit over the final 5.1 innings.

Garko (2-3) and Swope (2-4, RBI) both had a pair of hits for the Cardinal, while Hall (seven) and Mayberry (six) both had hit streaks snapped in the loss with 0-for-4 performances.

Florida State also evened the all-time Florida State-Stanford series at 8-8 with Saturday's victory, winning for only the second time in the last eight meetings between the clubs. Florida State RHP Mark Sauls (1-0, 0.00) and Stanford RHP Ryan McCally (0-1, 4.15) are Sunday's scheduled starting pitchers.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Bryan Zech              SS        4  0  2   0  0  0  1  2
Tony McQuade            LF-RF     4  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
  Brandon Manasa        3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tony Richie             C         3  1  0   0  1  0  6  0
Danny Wardell           RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Derrick Smith         PF-LF     1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  1   1  0  1  8  0
Chris Hart              DH        1  1  1   1  2  0  0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P-RF      0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Trent Peterson        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Matt Sauls              CF        2  1  0   0  1  1  3  0
Kevin Richmond          2B        4  1  0   0  0  2  4  3
Matt Lynch              P                            0  0
  Daniel Davidson       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  4  4   2  5  6 27  9
Opp                              33  3  7   2  5  6 27 12

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Chris Hart (1)
HBP - FSU-Matt Sauls (2)
SH - FSU-Danny Wardell (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Jerrod Brown (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (2-0)    7.0  5  1  1  3  5
Daniel Davidson                 0.0  0  1  1  1  0
Kevin Lynch                     0.2  1  1  1  0  1
Trent Peterson                  0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Daniel Hodges        Sv(2)      1.1  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  3  3  5  6
Opp                  L          9.0  4  4  3  5  6


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Attendance: 2,119

FLORIDA STATE 10, STANFORD 8
02/09/2003, STANFORD, CA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

STANFORD, CA - No. 4 Florida State (5-1) scored twice in the top of the 12th inning for a 10-8 victory over No. 3 Stanford (3-5) on Sunday at Sunken Diamond to win the deciding game of a three-game series. Tony Richie broke an 8-8 tie when he hit a one-out solo homer over the left field fence on a 1-0 pitch from losing pitcher David O'Hagan (0-1) and the Seminoles added another run in the inning on a two-out RBI single from Daniel Wardell for the final margin. Daniel Hodges (1-0), the seventh Florida State pitcher of the game, earned the victory by holding Stanford scoreless on four hits over the final 4.0 innings.

Stanford brought the tying run to the plate twice in the bottom of the 12th inning. The Cardinal put runners on first and second with one out when Jed Lowrie doubled and Sam Fuld reached on an error by Florida State shortstop Bryan Zech. Brian Hall then beat out a potential game-ending double play ball to leave the Cardinal with runners on first and third and two outs. After the first pitch to Carlos Quentin, Hall was caught in a rundown when Richie threw behind him at first base. Hall forced four Seminole throws during the rundown and appeared to get back into first base safely when Brown dropped the fourth throw but runner's interference was ruled on the play for the final out of the game.

Stanford had a 22-game home series win streak snapped and lost two in a row at Sunken Diamond for the first time since Fresno State beat the Cardinal two straight games January 30-31, 1999. The last time Stanford dropped a series at Sunken Diamond was when USC won two-of-three games over the Cardinal April 16-18, 1999. Stanford has dropped five of six overall.

"The teams we play on our preseason schedule are good," said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess about his team's sixth straight game against a ranked opponent. "If we don't play well against teams like these, we can get beat. But, there were some positive things today. We swung the bats much better than we have been. We had a couple of chances to win the game, but it just didn't happen. That's unfortunate, but that's baseball. Florida State got a couple of big swings of the bat and that was the difference today."

Richie (3-6, HR, RBI) and Jerrod Brown (3-6, 2B) had three hits each for the Seminoles, while Aaron Cheesman (2-3, 3 RBI) and Tony McQuade (1-5, HR, 3 RBI) each drove in three runs.

Tobin Swope (4-6, RBI) had four hits for the Cardinal, while Ryan Garko (3-4, HR, 4 RBI) homered for the first time this season and tied a career-high four RBI. Carlos Quentin (2-5, 2 RBI), Fuld (2-5) and Danny Putnam (2-6) added two hits each for Stanford.

Swope finished the three-game series 9-for-16 (.562) with three RBI and a stolen base. O'Hagan struck out a career-high eight batters in 3.2 innings as the fifth of Stanford's six pitchers.

"We're disappointed," said Hall. "We had a lot of chances to win the game, but we're just going to have to keep working at."

Stanford left 12 runners on base, while the Seminoles stranded eight.

"A lot of little mistakes are adding up and costing us," added Garko.

The game lasted four hours and 18 minutes and was played before a season-high home crowd of 2396.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Bryan Zech              SS        5  1  0   0  1  1  2  2
Tony McQuade            RF-CF     5  1  1   3  1  0  5  0
Derrick Smith           LF        6  0  0   0  0  3  3  0
Tony Richie             DH-C      6  3  3   1  0  2  1  3
Jerrod Brown            1B        6  3  3   0  0  0 12  2
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  1  1   1  3  1  0  1
Aaron Cheesman          C         3  0  2   3  0  1  3  0
  Stephen Drew          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hunter Jones          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rhett James           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P         2  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  1   1  0  2  4  0
  Chris Hart            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        2  0  1   1  0  1  3  0
Brandon Manasa          2B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
  Kevin Richmond        PH-2B     3  1  0   0  1  1  2  3
Mark Sauls              P                            1  1
  Trent Peterson        P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Davidson       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              48 10 12  10  6 14 36 15
Opp                              50  8 16   7  3  4 36 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Bryan Zech (3), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (1), Tony Richie (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls                      4.1  8  4  2  2  2
Trent Peterson                  1.0  1  2  2  0  1
Kevin Lynch                     0.1  1  2  2  0  0
Daniel Davidson                 1.1  1  0  0  0  0
Hunter Jones                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Rhett James                     0.2  1  0  0  0  1
Daniel Hodges        W (1-0)    4.0  4  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                            12.0 16  8  6  3  4
Opp                  L         12.0 12 10  9  6 14


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Attendance: 2,396

FLORIDA STATE 13, EVANSVILLE 2
02/14/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (6-1) scored in every inning but the third and piled up 18 hits to defeat Evansville (0-1) by a final score of 13-2 in front of 3,027 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Friday night. Matt Lynch improved to 3-0 on the season after giving up two runs over six innings, while sophomore shortstop Stephen Drew recorded four hits, including a triple, scored four runs and had two RBI. Seven different Seminole batters had multi-hit performances in the win.

Drew scored the first run of the game to give the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. The All-American led off the the game with a single to center and stole second before scoring on Tony Richie's single to center.

In the bottom of the second, Florida State added three runs to make it 4-0. Drew plated two with a triple and Tony McQuade knocked in a run with a groundout.

The Aces got both their runs on solo homers. Luke Miller hit the first one to lead off the fourth and Anthony Albano homered in top of the sixth.

FSU scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings before putting the game out of reach with four runs in the seventh. Jerrod Brown's two-run base hit highlighted the four-run seventh as the Seminoles pushed the lead to 11-2.

The Tribe added two in the eighth with McQuade and Danny Wardell each picking up an RBI.

Tony Richie (2-4, 2 RBI), Brown (2-4, 2 RBI), McQuade (2-for-6, 3 RBI) joined Drew with multi-RBI games.

Shaun Williams took the loss for Evansville after allowing five earned runs on eight hits in four innings. Lynch was the winner, striking out six and walking one over six innings of work.

The series continues Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with FSU freshman right-hander Mark Sauls (1-0, 2.16 ERA) taking the hill against Evansville right-hander Adam Rogers (0-0, 0.00 ERA).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  4  4   2  1  0  1  4
Tony McQuade            RF-LF     6  1  2   3  0  1  1  1
Derrick Smith           LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH-1B     1  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  2   2  2  1 11  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  2   2  0  0 10  0
  Brandon Manasa        PR-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        5  0  2   0  1  1  0  1
Chris Hart              2B        4  2  2   0  1  0  2  4
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  0   1  1  1  1  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Kevin Richmond        PH-DH     1  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  2
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Davidson       P                            0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 13 18  13  7  6 27 12
Opp                              33  2  6   2  1 11 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (4)
2B - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (2)
3B - FSU-Stephen Drew (2)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Aaron Cheesman (1)
HBP - FSU-Danny Wardell 2 (2), Jerrod Brown (1), Matt Sauls (3)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (3-0)    6.0  6  2  2  1  6
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Daniel Davidson                 0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Eddie Cannon                    0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  1 11
Opp                  L          8.0 18 13 13  7  6


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Attendance: 3,027

FLORIDA STATE 14, EVANSVILLE 3
02/15/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (7-1) scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat Evansville (0-2) by a final score of 14-3 in front of 3,751 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Saturday afternoon. Freshman right-hander Mark Sauls struck out a career-high eight batters and improved to 2-0 on the season after giving up two runs over five innings in his second career start. All-American catcher Tony Richie paced the Seminoles offensively, going 2-for-4 with a homer and a career-high five RBIs.

The Aces took their first lead of the series with a run in the top of the first. Mike Serafini tripled to center field and later scored on Luke Miller's single to right.

The lead did not last long as the Seminoles answered with five runs in the bottom of the first. After a Stephen Drew single and a Tony McQuade walk, Richie put FSU up for good with a three-run homer to left center. Derrick Smith added a sacrifice fly and Aaron Cheesman made it 5-1 with an RBI-single to left.

After Evansville's Eric Jones cut the Seminole lead to 5-2 with a homer in the top of the fourth inning, FSU put up three more in the bottom half of the fourth to push the lead to 8-2. After walks to Cheesman, McQuade and Martinez-Esteve, Richie picked up two more RBIs with a single - the only hit of the inning. Martinez-Esteve then scored on a passed ball.

FSU scored a single run in the fifth, four runs in the seventh and one more in the eighth while Evansville scored one in the ninth to make the final 14-3.

Chris Hart (2-for-3), Matt Sauls (2-for-4, 1 RBI) and Cheesman (2-for-4, 3 RBI) joined Richie with multi-hit games for the Seminoles. Danny Wardell hit his first career home run in the eighth.

Hunter Jones, Rhett James and Daniel Davidson each worked a scoreless inning of relief for the Tribe. Eddie Cannon worked the ninth and allowed an unearned run.

Evansville starter Andrew Arreola took the loss after giving up nine runs (eight earned) on seven hits over six innings. Reliever Mitch Prout surrendered five runs on five hits in two innings.

The Seminoles will try for the sweep as the series wraps up Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU left-hander Trent Peterson (0-0, 3.68 ERA) is scheduled to start on the mound.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  1   0  0  0  0  5
Tony McQuade            RF        3  2  0   0  2  0  2  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  1  1   1  1  1  1  2
Tony Richie             C         4  1  2   5  1  0  9  0
  Daniel Davidson       P         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Eddie Cannon          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  1  0   0  2  0  8  0
  Danny Wardell         1B        1  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  1
  Brandon Manasa        PH-2B     1  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Derrick Smith           LF        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  2  2   1  1  1  3  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      4  2  2   3  1  1  1  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  1
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 14 12  12 10  4 27  9
Opp                              34  3  7   3  3 10 24  6

E - Opp-4, FSU-Brandon Manasa (1)
2B - FSU-Derrick Smith (4)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (2), Danny Wardell (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Derrick Smith (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (4), Tony McQuade (5), Matt Sauls (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls           W (2-0)    5.0  5  2  2  1  8
Hunter Jones                    1.0  1  0  0  1  0
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Daniel Davidson                 1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  1  1  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  3  2  3 10
Opp                  L          8.0 12 14 13 10  4


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EVANSVILLE
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
7
4
FLORIDA STATE
5
0
0
3
1
0
4
1
x
14
12
1
Attendance: 3,751

FLORIDA STATE 11, EVANSVILLE 1
02/16/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (8-1) hit four home runs en route to an 11-1 victory Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of Evansville (0-3) at Dick Howser Stadium. Junior first baseman Jerrod Brown went 2-for-3 on the afternoon and hit his first home run of the season. He also scored two runs and had two RBI. Junior left-hander Trent Peterson (1-0) worked five scoreless innings and only gave up three hits to earn his first win of the season. The Seminoles have now won five straight.

FSU jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first behind Brown's two-run homer to left. Stephen Drew scored the inning's first run after he led off with a triple to left center and then scored on a wild pitch by Evansville starter Adam Rogers.

The Seminoles added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth to increase their lead to 7-0. Tony McQuade got the inning started with a single to right and scored on a hit and run with Eddy Martinez-Esteve. Tony Richie smashed his third home run of the season, a two-run shot to left, to bring home Martinez-Esteve. Richie hit .455 for the series with two homers and nine RBI. Brown followed with a double to right center, moved to third on Chris Hart's single and later scored when Aaron Cheesman grounded into a double play.

Daniel Wardell and Derrick Smith each hit two-run home runs in the bottom half of the seventh to extend the Seminole lead to 11-0.

Evansville finally got on the board as Eric Jones singled and scored on Mike Snyder's double down the left line.

Florida State's relievers (Kevin Lynch, Rhett James, Matt DiBlasi and Daniel Hodges) continued to pitch well as they combined for five strikeouts, no walks and one run on two hits in the final four innings.

Adam Rogers took the loss for Evansville, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits over five innings.

The start of the game was pushed back 70 minutes due to the rain.

The Seminoles will be back in action on Friday against Appalachian State at Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday's game will begin at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday's first pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. LHP Matt Lynch (3-0), RHP Mark Sauls (2-0) and Peterson are scheduled to start for FSU on the mound.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  1   0  0  0  1  4
Tony McQuade            RF        5  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  1  2   1  0  2  1  2
  Brandon Manasa        PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         3  3  1   2  1  0  6  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Chris Whidden         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  2  2   2  0  0  9  1
  Danny Wardell         PH-1B     1  1  1   2  1  0  5  0
Chris Hart              2B        2  0  1   0  1  0  1  5
  Kevin Richmond        PH-2B     1  1  0   0  1  0  0  2
Derrick Smith           LF        3  1  1   2  1  0  1  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      4  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
Trent Peterson          P                            1  1
  Kevin Lynch           P                            1  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 11 11   9  6  5 27 17
Opp                              30  1  5   1  2  8 24  8

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown (2)
3B - FSU-Stephen Drew (3)
HR - FSU-Tony Richie (3), Jerrod Brown (1), Danny Wardell (2), Derrick Smith (1)
SB - FSU-Matt Sauls (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (1-0)    5.0  3  0  0  2  3
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  2  1  1  0  1
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  2  8
Opp                  L          8.0 11 11 10  6  5


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EVANSVILLE
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0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
5
3
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
0
0
4
0
4
0
x
11
11
0
Attendance: 618

FLORIDA STATE 16, APPALACHIAN STATE 6
02/21/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Tallahassee Democrat, February 22, 2003, page 2C

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State baseball team scored 11 runs in the sixth inning to defeat Appalachian State 16-6 in a rain-shortened game on Friday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium.

Thirteen straight batters reached base in the inning as No. 2 FSU (9-1) slowly pulled away in a game that was tied 5-5 going into the bottom of the sixth.

The game was stopped in the seventh inning due to rain.

Stephen Drew had a three-run home run in the fourth inning to score the Seminoles' first runs. Tony Richie also had three RBIs, all coming in the sixth, and Matt Sauls hit a two-run home run as five Seminoles had at least two RBIs.

Tony McQuade went 3 for 4 with three runs scored, and Eddy Martinez Esteve went 3 for 4 with a home run, double, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Kevin Lynch (1-0) got the win, facing four batters and allowing two hits. Matt Lynch, Kevin's older brother, pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowed five runs on nine hits.

Taylor Craig (0-1) took the loss giving up eight runs on seven hits through five innings for Appalachian State (0-3).

The teams play again today at 2 p.m. FSU will send right-hander Mark Sauls (2-0) to the mound against Nick Peterson (0-1).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  2  1   3  1  0  2  2
Tony McQuade            LF-RF     4  3  3   1  1  0  0  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  3  3   3  1  0  1  2
  Brandon Manasa        3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         4  1  2   3  1  0  5  3
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  1   0  0  0  8  1
Chris Hart              2B        3  0  2   2  1  0  0  1
  Kevin Richmond        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Zech            PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Danny Wardell           RF        2  1  0   0  1  1  2  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-LF     2  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  2  2   2  0  2  2  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  1
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 16 16  15  7  3 21 10
Opp                              33  6 13   6  0  5 18  4

E - Opp-3, FSU-Chris Hart (1)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Tony McQuade (2), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (3), Tony Richie (4), Chris Hart (1)
HR - FSU-Stephen Drew (1), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (1), Matt Sauls (1)
HBP - FSU-Jerrod Brown (2), Aaron Cheesman (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tony McQuade (6)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch                      5.1  9  5  4  0  4
Kevin Lynch          W (1-0)    0.2  2  0  0  0  0
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  2  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 13  6  5  0  5
Opp                  L          6.1 16 16 16  7  3


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APPALACHIAN STATE
0
0
2
0
1
2
1
6
13
3
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
5
0
11
0
16
16
1
Attendance: 1,980

FLORIDA STATE 9, APPALACHIAN STATE 1
02/22/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The second-ranked Florida State Seminoles (10-1) got a strong pitching performance from freshman right-hander Mark Sauls as they defeated Appalachian State (0-4) by a score of 9-1 in front of 1,378 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Saturday afternoon. Sauls allowed just one hit and an unearned run in five innings. He struck out four, didn't walk a batter, and retired the final 14 Mountaineers he faced. FSU has now won seven straight games.

For the second straight day, Appalachian State got on the board first. Ty Racette reached on an error to lead off the inning and later scored on Derek Smith's sacrifice fly to right field.

FSU answered with a run in the bottom of the first. Stephen Drew led off with a single to center, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Eddy Marinez-Esteve's sacrifice fly to right.

The Seminoles would go ahead for good with a run in the third. Tony McQuade singled with two away, stole second and scored on Tony Richie's single through the left side.

A five-run fifth put the game out of reach. Bryan Zech reached on an error and Tony McQuade walked to start the inning. After both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch, Martinez-Esteve recorded his second sacrifice fly of the game. McQuade then scored the inning's second run on a wild pitch. Jerrod Brown drew a walk and Chris Hart singled to put runners on first and third. Derrick Smith's RBI-double then made it 5-1. With the bases loaded, Matt Sauls was hit by a pitch and Bryan Zech drew a walk to make it 7-1.

FSU added a run in the sixth on a Chris Hart RBI-double and completed the scoring with another run in the seventh on a solo home run by Tony McQuade.

The Seminole bullpen was just as effective as Sauls in holding the Mountaineers in check. Hunter Jones, Daniel Davidson, Rhett James and Daniel Hodges each worked a scoreless inning of relief. The foursome allowed just one hit, totaled seven strikeouts and walked only one.

McQuade (2-for-4), Richie (2-for-3) and Hart (2-for-3) led FSU at the plate. McQuade scored three runs while Martinez-Esteve had a team-best two RBI.

ASU starter Nick Peterson (0-2) took the loss after giving up seven runs (three earned) on five hits in 4.2 innings pitched. Peterson walked six and struck out one.

The two teams will wrap up the three-game series at Dick Howser Stadium Sunday at 1:00 p.m. FSU LHP Trent Peterson (1-0) and ASU RHP Scott Clark (0-1) are the scheduled starters.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
  Bryan Zech            SS        2  1  0   1  1  0  1  2
Tony McQuade            RF        4  3  2   1  1  0  4  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        1  0  0   2  1  0  0  2
  Brandon Manasa        3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         3  1  2   1  1  0  4  0
  Daniel Davidson       P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Chris Whidden         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rhett James           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  1  1   0  1  0  8  0
  Danny Wardell         1B        0  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  1  2   1  1  0  1  2
  Kevin Richmond        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Derrick Smith           LF        4  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      2  0  0   0  2  1  6  1
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  9  9   8 10  1 27  8
Opp                              29  1  2   0  1 11 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jerrod Brown (1), Chris Hart (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (5), Chris Hart (2), Derrick Smith (5)
HR - FSU-Tony McQuade (2)
HBP - FSU-Matt Sauls (4)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2 (2)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew (5), Tony McQuade 3 (9), Chris Hart (1)
CS - FSU-Derrick Smith (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls           W (3-0)    5.0  1  1  0  0  4
Hunter Jones                    1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Daniel Davidson                 1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  1  3
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  1  0  1 11
Opp                  L          8.0  9  9  5 10  1


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APPALACHIAN STATE
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
2
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
1
0
5
1
1
0
x
9
9
2
Attendance: 1,378

FLORIDA STATE 17, APPALACHIAN STATE 0
02/23/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The second-ranked Florida State Seminoles (11-1) defeated Appalachian State (0-5) by a score of 17-0 in front of 2,540 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Sunay afternoon. Junior left-hander Trent Peterson (2-0) got the win after throwing a one-hitter in five scoreless innings of work. He tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts. Florida State scored all 17 runs in two innings, totaling six in the first inning and 11 in the sixth.

FSU got out of the gates quickly with six runs on five hits in the bottom of the first inning. Stephen Drew singled and Tony McQuade walked to set the table for Eddy Martinez-Esteve's second home run of the season. Daniel Wardell added an RBI-single and Matt Sauls knocked in two more with a double to left.

The game stood at 6-0 until the Tribe broke it open with an 11-run sixth. An FSU record 14 consecutive batters reached based safely in the inning, breaking Friday night's record of 13. Wardell, Martinez-Esteve and Jerrod Brown each had two-RBI base hits.

Peterson's 10 strikeouts tied an April 3rd, 2001 outing in which he struck out 10 in six innings. The only hit he gave up was a bunt single by Justin Thomas in the fourth inning. Peterson faced a total of 20 batters and walked only one. He dropped his ERA to 1.56 and leads the team with 23 strikeouts in just 17.1 innings pitched.

Eddie Cannon and Kevin Lynch each threw one scoreless inning of relief for the Seminoles.

Appalachian State right-hander Scott Clark (0-2) took the loss after giving up six runs on five hits in just 0.2 innings of work.

The game was called after the seventh inning as time constraints affected Appalachian State's travel plans.

Florida State will host Charleston Southern next weekend in a three-game game series at Dick Howser Stadium. Game times are set for Friday at 3:30, Saturday at 2:00 and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Senior LHP Matt Lynch (3-0), freshman RHP Mark Sauls (3-0) and Peterson are FSU's scheduled starters.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  2  1   0  1  0  0  1
Tony McQuade            LF        2  2  1   1  3  0  2  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        5  1  2   5  0  0  1  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR-3B     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         3  1  2   0  1  1 10  0
  Aaron Cheesman        PH-C      0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  3  4   2  1  0  3  2
Chris Hart              2B        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Brandon Manasa        PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Derrick Smith           DH        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Bryan Zech            PH-DH     1  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
Danny Wardell           RF        3  2  2   4  1  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  1  1   2  0  2  2  0
Trent Peterson          P                            1  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  1
  Kevin Lynch           P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31 17 14  15 12  4 21  5
Opp                              27  0  3   0  1 10 18  5

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew (2), Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2 (6)
2B - FSU-Jerrod Brown (3), Danny Wardell (1), Matt Sauls (2)
HR - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (2)
HBP - FSU-Stephen Drew (1), Danny Wardell (3), Matt Sauls (5)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew (6), Tony McQuade (10), Danny Wardell (1)
CS - FSU-Tony McQuade (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (2-0)    5.0  1  0  0  1 10
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  2  0  0  0  0
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  3  0  0  1 10
Opp                  L          6.0 14 17 16 12  4


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APPALACHIAN STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
FLORIDA STATE
6
0
0
0
0
11
x
17
14
3
Attendance: 2,540

FLORIDA STATE 9, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 0
02/28/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles (12-1) defeated Charleston Southern (3-7) by a final score of 9-0 in front of 1,826 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Friday afternoon. Senior All-American Matt Lynch improved to 4-0 with the victory after allowing just three hits in six innings of work. Florida State's pitching staff has not allowed a run in 24 consecutive innings. The back-to-back shutouts were the first since the Seminoles held Maryland scoreless over three games in 2000. The victory was FSU's ninth in a row.

The Seminoles took the early lead with three runs in the bottom of the third inning. Aaron Cheesman led off with a single and Matt Sauls doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs. Stephen Drew plated Cheesman with a sacrifice fly and Tony McQuade followed with a walk. Eddy Martinez-Esteve knocked in Sauls with a single to left as McQuade took third on the play. Tony Richie recorded the second sacrifice fly of the inning to score McQuade.

FSU added single runs in the fourth and fifth to extend the lead to 5-0. Cheesman had an RBI-single and Jerrod Brown picked up an RBI with a groundout in the fifth.

In the eighth, Florida State loaded the bases on singles by Daniel Wardell and Cheesman, and a walk by Matt Sauls. Drew, who was 0-for-3 in the game, came up with a three-run triple down the right field line to put the game away. McQuade's sacrifice fly to center scored Drew and made it 9-0.

The eight and nine batters in the order were the only Seminoles to have more than one hit. Cheesman went 3-for-4 and Sauls went 2-for-2, both scoring two runs apiece.

Lynch's victory moved him into a tie for ninth in ACC history with 33 career wins. The senior lefty struck out five and walked just one. Eddie Cannon, Rhett James and Daniel Hodges each worked a scoreless inning of relief.

CSU starter Ian Holmen (0-2) took the loss after giving up nine earned runs on eight hits over seven innings. Holmen walked eight and struck out two.

The series with Charleston Southern will continue Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Junior left-hander Trent Peterson is scheduled to take the mound for FSU and lefty Brad Bissell will start for the Buccaneers.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  1  1   4  0  0  0  3
Tony McQuade            RF        3  1  0   1  1  1  1  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  1  1   1  0  1  2  2
  Brandon Manasa        3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         2  0  0   1  2  0 11  2
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  0  0   1  1  0  8  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Zech            2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Chris Hart              2B-1B     1  1  0   0  3  0  2  3
Derrick Smith           LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         LF        1  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        4  2  3   1  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        2  2  2   0  1  0  0  0
Matt Lynch              P                            1  1
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  9  8   9  8  2 27 11
Opp                              27  0  4   0  3 10 24  9

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Matt Sauls (3)
3B - FSU-Stephen Drew (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Matt Sauls (1)
SF - FSU-Stephen Drew (1), Tony McQuade (1), Tony Richie (1)
SB - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (1), Tony Richie (1), Matt Sauls (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (4-0)    6.0  3  0  0  1  5
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  1  2
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  3 10
Opp                  L          8.0  8  9  9  8  2


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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
3
1
1
0
0
4
x
9
8
0
Attendance: 1,826

FLORIDA STATE 2, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 1
03/02/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Stephen Drew's two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth gave top-ranked Florida State (13-1) a 2-1 victory over visiting Charleston Southern (3-8) in game one of a Sunday doubleheader. Trent Peterson (3-0) had another strong start for FSU, going eight innings and allowing just one run on four hits. Closer Daniel Hodges finished off the Buccaneers in the ninth for his third save of the year. The win extended the Seminoles' winning streak to 10 games.

Charleston Southern broke FSU's streak of 27 scoreless innings when Jeff Kolhagen hit a solo home run over the fence in right center to give the Buccaneers a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning.

In the bottom of the eighth, Chris Hart led off with a single to center. After Bryan Zech came in to pinch-run for Hart, Kevin Richmond pinch-hit for Daniel Wardell and reached on a bunt base hit to put runners on first and second with no outs. Aaron Cheesman executed a sacrficice bunt to move the runners to second and third. After an infield pop out, Drew ripped a 3-2 pitch over the second baseman's head to give the Seminoles a 2-1 lead.

CSU starter Robert Swindle (1-2) matched Peterson's effort, going 7.2 innings and giving up two runs on five hits. Swindle struck out nine and walked just two in the loss.

The two teams conclude the series with the second game of the doubleheader, scheduled to begin at 3:45 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  0  1   2  1  0  3  2
Tony McQuade            RF        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Tony Richie             C         3  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  0  1   0  0  0 11  2
Chris Hart              2B        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  3
  Bryan Zech            PR-2B     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny Wardell           LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
  Kevin Richmond        PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Derrick Smith         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  6
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  2  5   2  2  9 27 15
Opp                              29  1  5   1  1  6 24  5

E - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Aaron Cheesman (1)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (8), Tony McQuade (11)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (3-0)    8.0  4  1  1  1  5
Daniel Hodges        Sv(3)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  1  6
Opp                  L          8.0  5  2  2  2  9


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FLORIDA STATE 10, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 7
03/02/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top-ranked Florida State (14-1) defeated Charleston Southern (3-9) by a final score of 10-7 in game two of a doubleheader as 2,232 fans looked on Sunday at Dick Howser Stadium. All-American closer Daniel Hodges picked up his second win of the season after working the final 1.1 innings without giving up a run. Eddy Martinez-Esteve led Florida State offensively, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. The Seminoles, winners of 11 straight, are off to their best start since the 1986 team began the year 14-1.

The Bucanneers took the early lead with three runs in the top of the first inning. Jordan Haar led off with a walk, Brad Woods followed with a walk, and Brandon Massey reached on an error to load the bases. Haar scored on a wild pitch and Jeff Kolhagen cleared the bases with a two-run single.

FSU got one run back in the bottom of the fourth when Martinez-Esteve singled, took second on a foul out, and then scored on a CSU error.

The Bucs made it 4-1 when Adrian Vanderburg singled and scored the second unearned run of the game with the help of an FSU error and a passed ball.

Florida State took a 5-4 lead with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Martinez-Esteve doubled down the third base line and advanced to third on a balk before scoring on Tony Richie's RBI-single to right. Jerrod Brown was hit by a pitch and Chris Hart loaded the bases after catcher's interference was called. All three runners moved up a base after Derrick Smith's pinch hit RBI-single plated Richie. Brown scored the third run of the inning on a wild pitch from Nino Fasulo as the runners advanced. Cheesman's groundout scored Hart for the final run of the inning.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 7-4 in the seventh with RBI's from Richie and Brown. Drew and McQuade both recorded stolen bases before scoring.

The Buccaneers wouldn't quit as they tied the game at seven with three runs in the top half of the eighth to tie the game. Scott Thacker walked with the bases loaded to score Michael Blankenship from third. Jordan Haar's sacrifice fly to center scored Vanderburg and Jay Reynolds came home on a passed ball.

FSU won the game with three runs in the bottom of the eighth. Tony McQuade's RBI-single to score Kevin Richmond proved to be the game winner.

Jordan Haar (0-1) took the loss for the Buccaneers after giving up two runs on three hits in one inning of relief.

Florida State's homestand continues on Tuesday as Siena visits Dick Howser for a three-game series. Game times are set for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Seminoles host No. 19 Florida Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Tony McQuade            RF        4  2  1   1  1  0  1  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        5  2  3   1  0  1  2  1
Tony Richie             DH-C      4  1  1   2  1  0  1  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  1  1   2  0  0  6  0
Chris Hart              2B        2  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Bryan Zech            2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Danny Wardell           LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-LF     2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Aaron Cheesman          C         3  0  0   1  1  0 14  1
  Kevin Richmond        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  2
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 10 10   8  4  3 27  6
Opp                              34  7  8   4  5 14 24 11

E - Opp-3, FSU-Mark Sauls (1), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (7), Aaron Cheesman (1)
2B - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2 (5), Jerrod Brown (4)
HBP - FSU-Jerrod Brown (3), Chris Hart (1)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown (2)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (10), Tony McQuade (12)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls                      1.0  4  3  2  1  2
Eddie Cannon                    6.0  3  1  0  0  9
Rhett James                     0.0  1  3  2  3  0
Kevin Lynch                     0.2  0  0  0  1  1
Daniel Hodges        W (2-0)    1.1  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  7  4  5 14
Opp                  L          8.0 10 10  8  4  3


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FLORIDA STATE 13, SIENA COLLEGE 8
03/04/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles (15-1) extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 13-8 victory over Siena (0-9) Tuesday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU took control early, scoring in each of the first five innings to take an 11-2 lead. Freshman left-hander Hunter Jones earned his first career win, allowing two runs on five hits over five innings. Sophomore shortstop Stephen Drew tied a school record for walks in a game with five.

Florida State took a 1-0 lead with a run on a balk in the bottom of the first, the Saints answered with two in the top of the second. Tony Cipolla doubled and Blake Hanan plated him with his first home run of the season.

FSU took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom half of the second. Derrick Smith had an RBI-double and Tony McQuade knocked in another run with a single.

The Seminoles added two more in the third on a Siena error. Eddy Martinez-Esteve, Tony Richie and Jerrod Brown each had an RBI in the three-run fourth. FSU extended the lead to 11-2 with three more runs in the fifth. McQuade recorded a sacrifice fly, Matt Sauls scored on an error and Martinez-Esteve knocked in another run with a groundout.

Siena got one back in the sixth on Hanan's third RBI of the game and put up two more in the seventh to make it 11-5.

FSU scored two in the bottom of the eighth and the Saints got three in the top of the ninth with the help of two Seminole errors to make the final score 13-8.

Drew's five walks in the game tied four others in the Florida State record book. Lionel Martinez was the last to reach on five walks (vs. Virginia Tech in 1980).

McQuade (3-for-5, 3 RBI), Richie (2-for-2, 1 RBI) and Brown (2-for-3, 1 RBI) led the Tribe offensively.

Siena starter Josh Copskey (0-3) took the loss after giving up eight runs (six earned) on eight hits in four innings of work.

The series with Siena continues Wednesday at Dick Howser Stadium with FSU RHP Mark Sauls (3-0) scheduled to face Siena RHP Ryan Bitter (0-3) at 3:30 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        1  2  0   0  5  0  0  3
Tony McQuade            RF-CF     5  1  3   3  0  0  2  1
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  1  1   2  0  2  0  3
  Brandon Manasa        3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Tony Richie             C         2  2  2   1  2  0  3  0
  Aaron Cheesman        C         0  0  0   0  1  0  6  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  2  2   1  1  0  9  1
Chris Hart              2B        2  1  1   0  2  0  2  1
  Kevin Richmond        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Derrick Smith           LF        4  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
Bryan Zech              DH        4  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
  Blake Balkcom         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        1  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Hunter Jones            P                            1  1
  Daniel Davidson       P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Chris Whidden         P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32 13 11   9 14  3 27 13
Opp                              39  8 10   8  3  9 24  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew (3), Brandon Manasa (2), Jerrod Brown (2), Kevin Richmond (1), Derrick Smith (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tony McQuade (3), Tony Richie (6), Jerrod Brown (5), Derrick Smith (6), Danny Wardell (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Tony McQuade (2), Jerrod Brown (3)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew (11), Tony McQuade (13), Chris Hart (2)
CS - FSU-Matt Sauls (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Hunter Jones         W (1-0)    5.0  5  2  2  2  3
Daniel Davidson                 1.0  1  1  0  0  2
Rhett James                     1.0  2  2  1  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Chris Whidden                   0.0  2  3  1  1  0
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  8  4  3  9
Opp                  L          8.0 11 13 10 14  3


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FLORIDA STATE 14, SIENA COLLEGE 5
03/05/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 1 Florida State (16-1) scored seven runs in the fifth inning en route to a 14-5 victory over Siena (0-10) Wednesday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Sophomore shortstop Stephen Drew went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI to lead the Seminoles offensively. Florida State has now won 13 games in a row. Junior right fielder Blake Balkcom returned to the starting lineup for the first time since February 2nd and also went 3-for-5 on the day.

Sophomore Kevin Lynch (2-0) picked up the win in relief of starter Mark Sauls, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and striking out three. Sauls worked 4.2 innings, allowing five runs (one earned) on three hits. All five of Siena's runs came in the top of the fifth.

"We played solid baseball with great pitching today," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a much more satisfying win than yesterday. Mark Sauls was very impressive for four innings, but struggled some in the fifth. A lot of times that's what you'll see with a young pitcher."

FSU got on the board first with three runs in the third inning. Tony McQuade singled, stole second and moved to third on a balk to get things going. After Tony Richie drew a walk, Jerrod Brown plated McQuade with a base hit to left. Chris Hart moved Richie and Brown over on a sacrifice bunt and Eddy Martinez-Esteve followed with an RBI-single. A double steal then allowed Brown to score and make it 3-0.

In the fourth, the Seminoles added three more to make it 6-0. Matt Sauls was hit by a pitch and stole second, later scoring on a Drew single to center. After Drew stole second, Richie came through with an RBI-double. Richie moved to third on a groundout and later scored on a passed ball.

The Saints cut FSU's lead to one with five runs in the fifth. Matt Mueller singled and Tony Cipolla reached on a fielder's choice error that almost certainly would have been a double play if handled by Hart at second base. Mueller advanced to third on the play and Cipolla stole second to put runners on second and third. A groundout scored Mueller and a double by Brian Schmotzer made it 6-2. After another RBI-groundout, Kevin Roberts launched a two-out, two run homer to right to close the Seminole lead to one.

Florida State erased any doubt with seven runs in the bottom half of the fifth inning. With the bases loaded, Drew ripped a double to right center that cleared the bases. Two Seminoles scored on wild pitches and Chris Hart hit a two-run home run, his second of the year, to left center to complete the seven-run fifth.

FSU added a run in the sixth to make the final 14-5 on an RBI-single to left by Matt Sauls.

Siena RHP Ryan Bitter (0-4) took the loss, surrendering six runs (five earned) on seven hits over four innings. Bitter walked three and struck out two.

Rhett James, Daniel Davidson and Daniel Hodges each worked a scoreless inning of relief for the Tribe.

The series with Siena concludes Thursday at Dick Howser Stadium with FSU RHP Glen Simon (0-0) scheduled to face Siena LHP John Lannan (0-0) at 3:30 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  2  3   4  0  0  1  2
  Kevin Richmond        SS        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tony McQuade            LF        5  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Tony Richie             C         2  3  1   1  3  0  5  1
  Aaron Cheesman        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  2  1   1  2  1  8  0
  Daniel Davidson       P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  1  1   2  0  0  1  3
  Bryan Zech            PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  1  2   1  1  0  0  2
  Brandon Manasa        PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Derrick Smith           DH        3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH-1B     2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        5  1  3   0  0  1  2  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  2  1   1  1  1  1  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38 14 15  10  8  4 27 10
Opp                              33  5  6   5  2 11 24  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (2), Tony Richie (7)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (2)
HBP - FSU-Matt Sauls (6)
SH - FSU-Chris Hart (1)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew (12), Tony McQuade (14), Jerrod Brown (1), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (2), Matt Sauls (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls                      4.2  3  5  1  2  2
Kevin Lynch          W (2-0)    1.1  0  0  0  0  3
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Daniel Davidson                 1.0  2  0  0  0  3
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  5  1  2 11
Opp                  L          8.0 15 14 13  8  4


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Attendance: 868

FLORIDA STATE 6, SIENA COLLEGE 1
03/06/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 1 Florida State (17-1) completed a three-game sweep of Siena (0-11) with a 6-1 Thursday afternoon victory at Dick Howser Stadium. Freshman right-hander Glen Simon was impressive in his first-ever outing as a Seminole, throwing seven scoreless innings and scattering three hits. Simon struck out four and walked three. Florida State has now won 14 consecutive games and the Seminoles' 17-1 start is the best since the 1982 club began the year 21-1.

"I was very proud of the way Glen Simon pitched today," said head coach Mike Martin. "He was very poised and got out of a couple of jams. He's earned an opportunity to come out of the pen and possibly start. There are a lot of guys battling for the No. 4 and No. 5 spot in the rotation and he has put himself in that group."

The Seminoles got on the board first with one run in the bottom of the first. Drew took a lead off walk before stealing second and was later plated by Tony Richie's double down the right line for the early lead.

FSU added single runs in the third and fourth innings to increase their lead to 3-0. Richie walked, moved to second on a Jerrod Brown groundout, and then scored on Chris Hart's single to left in the third. In the fourth, Drew doubled to right and scored on Tony McQuade's double to center.

Richie pushed the Seminole lead to 5-0 in the fifth with his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot over the fence in right. Richie finished the day 2-for-2 and went 5-for-6 with three doubles, one home run, five RBI and seven walks in the three-game series against the Saints.

"Tony Richie had an excellent series," said Martin. "The thing you notice most about Tony is that as he has matured, he's learned the strike zone and hasn't gotten himself out. The young man had some great at bats this week. He and Stephen (Drew) have been doing a very good job of being selective at the plate. Drew had a number of walks in the series and turned most of them into doubles with stolen bases."

Florida State made it 6-0 with a run in the seventh on Bryan Zech's RBI-single down the right field line. Siena scored the only run of the game in the nie4rnth when Matt Mueller doubled and scored on a Bill Lazio groundout.

Florida State will take on No. 15 Florida at Dick Howser Stadium on Friday and Saturday before traveling to Gainesville on Sunday. Game times are set for 6:00 p.m on Friday and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. FSU LHP Matt Lynch (4-0) will face UF LHP Mike Pete (1-0) Friday night.

"There's obviously a lot of excitement around here with Florida coming in Friday," said Martin. "I know they are 12-1 and have beaten Miami so it will be a challenge for us. Hopefully we can pack 4,000 plus in here this weekend. These are the kind of games our guys came to Florida State to play in."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  2  1   0  1  0  2  4
Tony McQuade            LF        4  0  1   1  1  1  3  0
Tony Richie             C         2  2  2   3  2  0  4  0
  Aaron Cheesman        PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  1   0  1  1 11  2
Chris Hart              DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  1
  Brandon Manasa        3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Bryan Zech              2B        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  4
Matt Sauls              CF        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Glen Simon              P                            1  2
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6  9   6  7  3 27 13
Opp                              32  1  6   1  3  5 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Bryan Zech (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (3), Tony McQuade (4), Tony Richie (8)
HR - FSU-Tony Richie (4)
HBP - FSU-Matt Sauls (7)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (14), Kevin Richmond (1), Matt Sauls 2 (6)
CS - FSU-Jerrod Brown (2), Bryan Zech (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Glen Simon           W (1-0)    7.0  3  0  0  3  4
Rhett James                     1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  2  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  1  1  3  5
Opp                  L          8.0  9  6  4  7  3


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FLORIDA STATE 5, FLORIDA 4
03/07/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles (18-1) extended their winning streak to 15 games with a 5-4 victory over Florida (12-2) in front of 3,652 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Friday night. Matt Lynch (4-0) picked up his 34th career win, allowing four runs in 7.1 innings of work. Daniel Hodges retired the side in order in the ninth to notch his fourth save of the season and 23rd of his career, placing him in a tie for sixth in ACC history. FSU's victory snapped a nine-game Gator winning streak. The Seminoles have now won nine of the last 11 in the series.

FSU took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Chris Hart and Blake Balkcom both singled to put runners on first and second and with two outs. Matt Sauls then roped a single to center to score Hart and a throwing error by center fielder Jake Riordan allowed Balkcom to score the second run.

UF tied the game up with two runs in the top of the third inning. Riordan doubled down the third base line and scored on Jonathan Tucker's single. Brett Dowdy scored the second run of the inning from third on Ben Harrison's bunt single to first base.

The Seminoles regained the lead with two runs on three doubles in the third. McQuade led of the inning with a double to left-center and scored on Jerrod Brown's double down the third base line. Brown completed the scoring as he came home on Eddy Martinz-Esteve's double off the fence in right to bring the score to 4-2.

Florida State scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Hart led off the inning with a double, moved to third on a groundout by Martinez-Esteve and scored on Balkcom's sacrifice fly to deep center. Hart's run gave the Tribe a 5-2 lead.

The Gators cut the Seminole lead to 5-4 in the top of the seventh with a pair of RBI-doubles from Harrison and C.J. Smith.

McQuade (2-for-4), Brown (2-for-4), Hart (2-for-4) and Balkcom (2-for-3) led the Seminoles with two hits apiece.

With his 34th career win, Lynch moved into a tie for seventh with former Seminole Jonathan Johnson on Florida State's all-time victory list. Lynch also moved into a tie for sixth on the ACC all-time win list.

UF starter Mike Pete (1-1) took the loss, surrendering four runs (three earned) on eight hits over three innings.

FSU's Rhett James recorded two big outs in the top of the eighth when he came in to relieve Lynch. James struck out two Gators to end the inning with a runner in scoring position.

Florida State and Florida will continue the series on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium. Left-hander Trent Peterson (3-0, 142 ERA) is scheduled to face Florida right-hander Connor Falkenbach (2-0, 3.38 ERA).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  2
Tony McQuade            LF        4  1  2   0  0  1  4  0
Tony Richie             C         3  0  0   0  1  1  7  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  2   1  0  1  7  0
Chris Hart              2B        4  2  2   0  0  1  3  1
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  1
  Brandon Manasa        3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  1  2   1  0  1  2  0
Kevin Richmond          DH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  3
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  5 11   4  1  8 27  8
Opp                              38  4 10   4  0  7 24 12

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tony McQuade (5), Jerrod Brown (6), Chris Hart (3), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (6)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Blake Balkcom (1)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew (15)
CS - FSU-Tony McQuade (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (5-0)    7.1 10  4  2  0  4
Rhett James                     0.2  0  0  0  0  2
Daniel Hodges        Sv(4)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  4  2  0  7
Opp                  L          8.0 11  5  4  1  8


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FLORIDA STATE 9, FLORIDA 7
03/08/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 1 Florida State (19-1) erased a 7-4 deficit with three runs in the seventh and two in the eighth to take a 9-7 victory over No. 15 Florida (12-3) in front of 4,028 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Saturday afternoon. The win extended the Seminoles winning streak to 16 games and marked FSU's 10th win over the Gators in the last 12 meetings. Sophomore shortstop Stephen Drew's double off the screen in right to score Matt Sauls from first gave Florida State its first lead of the game and was the game-winning RBI. Senior closer Daniel Hodges nailed down his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

UF went up 4-0 with two runs in the first and third innings. Three of the runs were unearned as a shaky Seminole defense spotted Florida the early lead. Jonathan Tucker scored on an error and Ben Harrison added the second run on C.J. Smith's double to left center. Tucker doubled down the left field line in the third inning, moved to third on a Drew throwing error and scored on a groundout. Harrison reached on an error and scored the fourth run after stealing third and home.

The Seminoles closed the gap to 4-2 on Jerrod Brown's bases loaded, two-run single through the left side. Brown improved to 17-for-20 (.850) in his two-year career with the bases loaded. Derrick Smith and Tony McQuade both walked and Tony Richie was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Brown's single.

Florida State evened the game at 4-4 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Matt Sauls walked and moved to third on Drew's single to right center. After Drew stole second, Richie smashed a two-run double to right to tie the game.

UF regained the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth. Jake Riordan doubled home Brian Rose and later scored on Brett Dowdy's infield single. The Gators added another run in the top of the seventh on Rose's RBI-double to make it 7-4.

The Seminoles came back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 7-7. McQuade and Richie led off the inning with walks and Brown followed with an RBI-double down the right field line. Chris Hart's RBI-groundout plated Richie and moved Brown to third. Blake Balkcom's sacrifice fly to right brought Brown home to tie the game.

Matt Sauls reached on an error to start the eighth inning rally. Drew followed with a run-scoring double off the screen in right. McQuade's single up the middle scored Drew and gave FSU a 10-8 cushion.

Daniel Davidson (1-0) earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Davidson did not allow a hit, struck out three and walked one.

UF reliever Bryan Ball (1-1) took the loss after giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits in one inning of work.

The three game series between Florida State and Florida will conclude in Gainesville on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Alfred McKethan Stadium. Right-hander Eddie Cannon (0-0, 1.15 ERA) will make his first start for FSU and face Florida right-hander Justin Hoyman (2-0, 2.11 ERA).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  2  3   1  0  0  3  5
Tony McQuade            LF        3  2  1   1  2  2  3  0
Tony Richie             C         3  1  2   2  1  1  9  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  2   3  0  0  7  0
Chris Hart              2B        4  0  0   1  0  1  1  4
  Bryan Zech            2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  3
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
Derrick Smith           DH        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        2  2  0   0  2  0  1  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Davidson       P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  9  9   9  7  5 27 13
Opp                              35  7  9   5  5  9 24 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (5), Chris Hart (4)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Stephen Drew (4), Tony Richie (9), Jerrod Brown (7), Derrick Smith (7)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Richie (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown (2)
SF - FSU-Blake Balkcom (2)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (17)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson                  5.2  6  6  3  2  5
Kevin Lynch                     0.0  1  0  0  1  0
Rhett James                     0.1  1  1  1  1  0
Daniel Davidson      W (1-0)    2.0  0  0  0  1  3
Daniel Hodges        Sv(5)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  7  4  5  9
Opp                  L          8.0  9  9  8  7  5


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FLORIDA 9, FLORIDA STATE 8
03/09/2003, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

GAINESVILLE, FL - The University of Florida baseball team knocked off the number one team in the nation on Sunday as the Gators held on for a 9-8 victory over Florida State in the final game of a three game series against the Seminoles. The Gators held a 8-0 lead and held off the FSU late rally for the victory. The UF win snapped a 16-game Florida State winning streak.

Gator starter Justin Hoyman struck out the first three Seminole batters, and the Gators fed off the momentum in the bottom of the inning to take an early 4-0 advantage. Jonathan Tucker doubled, Mario Garza singled and Ben Harrison hit a RBI single that scored Tucker before C.J Smith provided the big blow as he hit a three-run homerun.

Hoyman improved to 3-0 on the season by throwing 5.2 innings and giving up eight hits and five runs with two walks and seven strikeouts. Junior Adam Sanabria came on with one out in the eighth and struck out the final two batters of the inning before retiring the Seminoles in order in the ninth for the first save of his career.

The winning Florida run came on leadoff hitter Brett Dowdy's solo homer in the sixth after FSU cut the deficit to 8-5. Florida found itself with a comfortable 8-0 lead before the Seminoles bats awoke in the sixth.

Smith had a monster day at the plate as he finished 2-for-5 with five RBI while Dowdy and Tucker also finished with two hits each.

The Gators surge came in the third inning with four runs off four hits. Harrison walked to start the inning. In the next at bat, C.J. Smith hit his second home run of the game to put the Gators in front 6-0. UF continued the rally as Jeff Corsaletti had an infield single and scored on a Brian Rose double to center. Tordi's RBI single scored Rose to give the Gators an 8-0 lead at the end of three innings.

Florida State struck back in the sixth inning with five runs to bring the game within three. Tony Richie started the inning with a single. Jerrod Brown walked and Chris Hart singled to load the bases. Eddy Martinez-Estevez hit a bases clearing double which scored all three base runners. Matt Sauls the doubled to left field to score Estevez. In the next at bat, Stephen Drew singled to score Sauls and bring the score to 8-5.

Back-to-back home runs by Sauls and Drew in the eighth brought the Seminoles within the single run, before Sanabria took over and shut down FSU.

At the plate for FSU Sauls had three hits and three RBI and Drew had four hits and drove in a pair. Making his first career start Eddie Cannon took the loss going 2.2 innings and giving up nine hits and eight runs with one walk and one strikeout.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  4   2  0  1  0  0
Tony McQuade            LF        5  0  0   0  0  2  4  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  1   0  0  2  5  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  0   0  1  1  8  0
Chris Hart              2B        5  1  3   0  0  2  2  1
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  1  1   3  1  0  0  2
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Derrick Smith           DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  2  3   3  0  0  2  0
Eddie Cannon            P                            1  1
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              40  8 13   8  2 11 24  7
Opp                              36  9 11   9  3  5 27  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (8)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (5), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (7), Matt Sauls (4)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew (2), Matt Sauls (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Eddie Cannon         L (0-1)    2.2  9  8  8  1  1
Hunter Jones                    2.1  2  1  1  1  1
Rhett James                     3.0  0  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 11  9  9  3  5
Opp                  W          9.0 13  8  8  2 11


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FLORIDA STATE 11, SAINT JOSEPH'S 5
03/11/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Tallahassee Democrat, March 12, 2003, page 3C

TALLAHASSEE, FL - St. Joseph's came to town with a .207 batting average and just one win. But Tuesday's spring break affair was no day at the beach for No. 2 Florida State.

A shaky start from Mark Sauls and poor defensive play in the fourth put the Seminoles in need of another rally. Two days after Sunday's come-from-behind effort fell short in Gainesville, FSU successfully overcame St. Josrph's 11-5.

"Tonight we let our guard down a little bit," coach Mike Martin said.

It took a solid effort from reliever Daniel Davidson, who struck out a career-high seven batters, and the clutch-hitting of Stephen Drew to give Martin his 1,259th career victory to rank ninth on the Division I all-time list.

The Seminoles were down 5-2 when Davidson relieved Sauls in the fourth inning. He didn't allow a hit in facing 10 batters and earned a Sunday start against Virginia. He'll become the fourth different starter for the Seminoles in as many Sundays and will give FSU an all-lefty weekend rotation.

Davidson just followed the advice of catcher Aaron Cheesman.

"When I came in he told me, 'If you hit your spot, you can get these guys out easily,'" Davidson said. "My fastball had good velocity, and my off-speed stuff, I could hit with that."

Rhett James, making his eighth consecutive apperance, and closer Daniel Hodges also held the Hawks to no hits. The same couldn't be said for Sauls, who gave up six hits, including a two-run homer to Michael DeLorenzo. St. Joseph's first home run of the season had FSU trailing 2-0 after two innings. The Seminoles tied the game in the third on Drew's ground out. Then, after three errors led to a 5-2 St. Joseph's lead in the fourth to chase Sauls, FSU added two runs in the bottom of the inning.

FSU went ahead 6-5 for good in the sixth on Drew's triple, his fifth of the year. That was part of a three-run inning for FSU. Drew brought in two runs in the eighth as part of a four-run eighth inning.

"We didn't play as well as we should, but we got the job done," Drew said.

FSU will start right-hander Glen Simon (1-0, 0.00) at 6 p.m. in the series finale against St. Joseph's. This will be the second appearance by Simon.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  2  2   4  0  0  0  2
Tony McQuade            LF        4  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Tony Richie             DH        4  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  8  1
Chris Hart              2B        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  1
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  2  2   0  0  0  0  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Aaron Cheesman          C         3  1  1   2  1  0 12  1
Matt Sauls              CF        0  3  0   0  2  0  2  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  2
  Daniel Davidson       P                            1  1
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30 11  7   6  7  3 27  9
Opp                              34  5  6   3  2 13 24  8

E - Opp-3, FSU-Mark Sauls (2), Jerrod Brown (3), Aaron Cheesman (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (8)
3B - FSU-Stephen Drew (5)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Matt Sauls 2 (9)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls                      3.2  6  5  2  2  4
Daniel Davidson      W (2-0)    3.1  0  0  0  0  7
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  5  2  2 13
Opp                  L          8.0  7 11  8  7  3


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Attendance: 2,316

FLORIDA STATE 14, SAINT JOSEPH'S 0
03/12/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (21-2) used a five-run third and a six-run fourth to easily defeat St. Joseph's (1-8) by a final score of 14-0 as 1,410 fans looked on at Dick Howser Stadium Wednesday evening. All-American catcher Tony Richie led FSU at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. Freshman right-hander Glen Simon picked up his second win of the season in as many appearances, working five scoreless innings and striking out five. The Seminole bullpen continued their dominance to secure the shutout, allowing just one hit over the final four frames.

Florida State ran out to a 5-0 lead on four hits in the bottom of the third inning. Matt Sauls led off the inning with a walk and advanced to third on Drew's single to right. Sauls would score the first run of the inning on Tony McQuade's sacrifice fly to center. Richie and Derrick Smith each had RBI-doubles and Daniel Wardell's single knocked in another run. Smith scored the final run for the Seminoles on a throwing error.

The Seminoles continued the scoring burst with six runs in the fourth. Eddy Martinez-Esteve and Matt Sauls each drove in two runs in the inning to help extend Florida State's lead to 11-0.

FSU would add one run in the fifth and two in the eighth for the 14-0 final.

Richie's three doubles came up one shy of Marshall McDougall's school record (four against NC State on April 30, 2000).

Five different Seminoles (McQuade, Richie, Matinez-Esteve, Smith and Sauls) knocked in two runs apiece.

Relievers Hunter Jones (2.0 IP), Matt DiBlasi (1.0 IP) and Eddie Cannon (1.0 IP) completed the shutout for the Tribe.

Erik Holman took his first loss of the season for the Hawks after allowing eight runs (seven earned), while walking and striking out four in 3.2 innings of work.

Florida State will open ACC play on Friday night against Virginia. The three-game series is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 6:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Senior LHP Matt Lynch (5-0) is scheduled to start on the mound for the Seminoles Friday night.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  1
  Kevin Richmond        SS        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Tony McQuade            LF-CF     4  2  2   2  1  1  3  0
Tony Richie             C         3  2  3   2  0  0  5  0
  Aaron Cheesman        PH-C      2  1  1   0  1  1  3  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        0  2  0   0  4  0  4  0
  Matt Lynch            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Chris Whidden         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
  Chris Hart            3B        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  1
Derrick Smith           DH-LF     4  2  2   2  2  0  1  0
Danny Wardell           RF-1B     5  1  2   1  0  1  4  0
Bryan Zech              2B        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  1
Matt Sauls              CF        2  1  1   2  1  0  3  0
  Brandon Manasa        LF-RF     2  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Glen Simon              P                            0  1
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 14 15  11 13  6 27  7
Opp                              33  0  4   0  1  9 24 10

E - Opp-2, FSU-Glen Simon (1), Derrick Smith (2), Bryan Zech (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie 3 (12), Aaron Cheesman (1), Derrick Smith (8), Brandon Manasa (1)
3B - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (1)
SF - FSU-Tony McQuade (3)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew (18), Tony McQuade (15)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Glen Simon           W (2-0)    5.0  3  0  0  1  5
Hunter Jones                    2.0  1  0  0  0  4
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  1  9
Opp                  L          8.0 15 14 11 13  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA 1
03/14/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (22-2) won its ACC opener 9-1 over Virginia (9-6) in front of 2,832 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Friday night. Senior Matt Lynch (6-0) moved into a tie for sixth all-time at FSU with his 35th career victory. Lynch allowed one run on six hits over 6.2 innings and recorded a season-high seven strikeouts. Eddy Martinez-Esteve belted two home runs while Chris Hart added a grand slam and Stephen Drew's two-run shot gave the Tribe four homers on the day.

The Seminoles quickly jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind back-to-back home runs by Hart and Martinez-Esteve. Stephen Drew led off the inning with a single, Tony McQuade walked and Tony Richie singled to shortstop before Hart hit a grand slam deep over the left field wall. Martinez-Esteve didn't waste any time as he took a 1-0 pitch deep to center for his third home run of the season. Hart's grand slam marked the first for the Seminoles since Drew belted one against Duke on May 6, 2002 and the four RBI were a career-high for the senior.

FSU added a run in the third inning to increase their lead to 6-0. Jerrod Brown walked and moved to second on a single by Hart before scoring on Blake Balkcom's single to left.

Virginia's Ryan Zimmerman scored a run on Kyle Werman's grounder to third to cut the Seminole lead to 6-1 in the top of the fifth inning.

Martinez-Esteve hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot to left, to move Florida State's lead back to six at 7-1. The multi-home run game was the first for a Seminole since Drew had two against South Florida on June 2nd in last year's NCAA Regional.

Drew brought the team's home run total to four when he came through with a two-run shot over the screen in right in the bottom of the eighth.

Drew led FSU at the plate with three hits and also stole his 19th and 20th bases of the season. Hart, Martinez-Esteve and Matt Sauls each had two hits for the Tribe.

Rhett James relieved Lynch and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Eddie Cannon struck out the side in the ninth to finish off the Cavaliers.

Jeff Kamrath (1-1) took the loss for UVA after surrendering seven earned runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings. Kamrath struck out seven and walked two.

The series continues Saturday at 6:00 p.m. with FSU junior left-hander Trent Peterson (3-0, 2.03 ERA) set to take the hill against Virginia left-hander Mike Ballard (0-1, 1.76 ERA).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  2  3   2  0  0  0  4
Tony McQuade            LF        4  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Tony Richie             C         4  1  1   0  0  1 12  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  1  0   0  2  1 10  0
Chris Hart              2B        4  1  2   4  0  1  3  5
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  2  2   2  0  1  1  3
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Derrick Smith           DH        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  9 12   9  3 10 27 12
Opp                              33  1  7   1  3 12 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (5)
HR - FSU-Stephen Drew (3), Chris Hart (3), Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2 (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (20)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (6-0)    6.2  6  1  1  2  7
Rhett James                     1.1  1  0  0  1  2
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  1  1  3 12
Opp                  L          8.0 12  9  9  3 10


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Attendance: 2,832

FLORIDA STATE 4, VIRGINIA 0
03/15/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (23-2, 2-0 ACC) used a strong pitching performance from starter Trent Peterson (4-0) to defeat Virginia (9-7, 0-2 ACC) by a final score of 4-0 in front of 3,958 fans Saturday night at Dick Howser Stadium. Peterson, who threw 96 pitches, got the victory after throwing eight shutout innings and striking out nine. He allowed five hits, walked one batter and did not allow a Cavalier runner past second base.

FSU gave Peterson all the run support he would need with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Tony McQuade led off the inning with a double down the left field line and moved to third on a Tony Richie groundout to the right side. Jerrod Brown was then hit by pitch to put runners on first and third. Chris Hart's two-run double down the left field line gave the Seminoles a 2-0 lead.

The Seminoles added two insurance runs in the sixth inning. Brown and Hart reached on walks and Eddy Martinez-Esteve followed with an RBI-single up the middle. After moving to third on a failed pick-off attempt, Hart scored an unearned run when Virginia catcher Scott Headd dropped a force play at home on a fielder's choice groundout by Derrick Smith.

Daniel Hodges didn't allow a hit as he finished off the Cavaliers in the ninth inning. Hodges now ranks 10th in ACC history with 104 career appearances.

McQuade (2-for-4) was the only Seminole to record more than one hit. Stephen Drew had his hitting streak snapped at eight games.

UVA starter Mike Ballard took the loss after giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits in 5.1 innings. Ballard walked four and struck out one.

The three-game series will conclude Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with FSU senior left-hander Daniel Davidson (2-0, 0.75 ERA) scheduled to face Virginia right-hander Chris Gale (1-1, 3.78 ERA). The game will be televised live by Sunshine Network.

Prior to the game, Tallahassee area police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel will be honored on the field. Those individuals and their families may purchase tickets at a reduced price ($2) by showing their badge or identification card.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  3
Tony McQuade            LF        4  1  2   0  0  1  0  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  0   0  0  1 10  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  2  0   0  1  1 10  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  1  1   2  1  0  1  3
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  0  1   1  0  1  0  3
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  1   0  1  1  5  0
Danny Wardell           DH        1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  1
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4  6   3  5  7 27 11
Opp                              31  0  5   0  2 10 24 10

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony McQuade (6), Chris Hart (4)
HBP - FSU-Jerrod Brown (4)
SH - FSU-Matt Sauls (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (4-0)    8.0  5  0  0  1  9
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  0  0  2 10
Opp                  L          8.0  6  4  3  5  7


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FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
x
4
6
0
Attendance: 3,958

FLORIDA STATE 5, VIRGINIA 4
03/16/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 2 Florida State Seminoles (24-2, 3-0 ACC) found a way to extend their ACC home winning streak to 29 games as they came from behind to defeat Virginia (9-8, 0-3 ACC) by a final score of 5-4 in 12 innings as 2,858 looked on at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU led 3-0 after seven innings, but Virginia rallied to take the lead with four runs in the top of the eighth. Freshman Eddy Martinez-Esteve's two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth forced extra innings where Tony Richie scored the winning run on a Cavalier throwing error.

The Seminoles got on the board first with two runs in the fourth. Jerrod Brown got his second hit of the game and Martinez-Esteve was hit by pitch to put runners on first and second. Blake Balkcom followed with a single to right to load the bases. Aaron Cheesman's fielder's choice groundout scored Brown and Martinez-Esteve scored when Matt Sauls singled down the right field line.

Sauls scored another run in the bottom of the seventh to give FSU a 3-0 lead. He led off the inning with a bunt single and advanced to second on an errant throw to first by Virginia pitcher Matt Avery. Sauls then moved to third on a balk before scoring on a wild pitch.

The Cavaliers took their first lead of the series with four runs in the eighth. After back-to-back singles by Paul Gillispie and Joe Koshansky, Scott Head knocked in the first run with a single to right. Three more RBI-singles by Matt Dunn, Mark Reynolds and Chris Sweet made it 4-3 UVA.

With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Martinez-Esteve launched his fifth home run of the season over the screen in right to tie the game at 4-4.

Closer Daniel Hodges held Virginia in check over the final 4.1 innings before FSU scored the game-winning run in the 12th inning. Richie led off the inning with a walk and the Seminoles had runners on first and second with no outs after Brown was hit by a pitch. Chris Hart then laid down a sacrifice bunt and Koshansky threw the ball into right field, allowing Richie to score the game-winner.

In his first start of the season, FSU senior left-hander Daniel Davidson (2-0) allowed just three hits in seven scoreless innings of work. Davidson, who dropped his season ERA to 0.47, struck out five and did not walk a batter. He did not allow a Virginia runner past second base.

Hodges (3-0) got the win in relief, throwing a season-high 4.1 scoreless innings. Hodges gave up three hits, struck out five and didn't allow a walk. He has not given up a run in his last 28.2 innings, dating back to May 31, 2002.

Martinez-Esteve (2-for-3), Brown (2-for-5) and Sauls (2-for-3) led Florida State offensively.

FSU returns to action next weekend as they travel to Kinston, N.C., to take on NC State in a three game series. Game times are set for Friday (7:00), Saturday (1:30) and Sunday (12:00).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        6  0  0   0  0  0  1  4
Tony McQuade            LF-CF     6  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  1   0  1  2 12  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        5  1  2   0  0  1 18  1
Chris Hart              2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  3
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  2  2   1  1  0  0  5
Blake Balkcom           RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        2  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
  Derrick Smith         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Zech            PR-DH     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF-LF     3  1  2   1  2  1  1  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  4
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40  5 10   3  6  5 36 18
Opp                              46  4 11   4  0 12 33 13

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Richie (3), Chris Hart (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (13)
HR - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown (5), Chris Hart (2), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson                 7.0  3  0  0  0  5
Hunter Jones                    0.1  2  2  2  0  1
Rhett James                     0.1  3  2  2  0  1
Daniel Hodges        W (3-0)    4.1  3  0  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                            12.0 11  4  4  0 12
Opp                  L         11.0 10  5  4  6  5


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VIRGINIA
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4
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0
4
11
3
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
5
10
2
Attendance: 2,858

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/22/2003, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

KINSTON, NC - Justin Riley drilled a three-run homer, and Mike Rogers and Joey Devine combined on a five-hitter Saturday to lead NC State to a 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball victory over Florida State in the first game of a doubleheader at Grainger Stadium.

The win was NC State's 15th in a row, second-longest winning streak in school history, and lifted the 25th-raned Wolfpack to 20-4 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. Florida State, ranked No. 2 nationally, fell to 3-1 in the ACC and 24-3 overall.

Rogers (6-1), a redshirt-freshman righthander, was wild early, but settled down to work eight outstanding innings. He allowed two runs on five hits, walked three and struck out six. Freshman righthander Joey Devine pitched the ninth inning, striking out the side on 14 pitches, to pick up his ACC-leading eighth save of the season. FSU starter Matt Lynch (6-1) worked eight solid innings, but was victimized by a pair of home runs. He pitched seven innings and allowed four runs on nine hits. He walked four and struck out four.

Rogers got in trouble in the top of the first inning, more because of his own wildness than anything else. He walked Tony McQuade with one out, and after McQuade stole second base, Tony Ritchie singled to left for the only hit of the inning. McQuade stopped at third on the play, but scored on Jerrod Brown's sacrifice fly to center field. Rogers then hit Chris Hart and Eddy Martinez-Esteve with pitches to load the bases, but got Blake Balkcom on a fly ball to right to end the threat with the Seminoles ahead 1-0.

The Wolfpack dialed Dr. Longball in the bottom of the first. Matt Camp led off and reached on a bunt single, and Joe Gaetti walked. Riley followed with a three-run homer to right field, his fourth of the season, to give NC State a 3-1 lead after an inning.

McQuade led off the top of the third for Florida State and went deep for his third homer of the season, a solo shot that cut the Wolfpack lead to 3-2. Colt Morton answered McQuade's bomb with a solo shot of his own, his seventh of the season, to increase the lead back to two runs at 4-2.

That was all the scoring. Florida State loaded the bases against Rogers in the fourth inning, but failed to score, and Rogers then set down 12 of the last 14 men he faced. He allowed just two hits after the fourth inning and did not allow a runner to reach scoring position in his final four innings of work.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  0  0   0  1  2  5  0
Tony McQuade            LF        4  2  3   1  1  1  1  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  1   0  0  1  7  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  0  0   1  1  1  4  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  3
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  2
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Derrick Smith           DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Matt Lynch              P                            2  2
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  2  5   2  3  9 24  8
Opp                              32  4 10   4  5  6 27  4

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-3
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tony McQuade (3)
HBP - FSU-Chris Hart (3), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (2), Blake Balkcom (1)
SF - FSU-Jerrod Brown (4)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony McQuade (16)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           L (6-1)    7.0  9  4  4  4  4
Eddie Cannon                    0.0  1  0  0  0  0
Hunter Jones                    1.0  0  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 10  4  4  5  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  5  2  2  3  9


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
1
0
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0
0
0
2
5
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
10
1
Attendance: 1,172

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/22/2003, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

KINSTON, NC - Colt Morton belted home runs in the seventh and eighth innings, and Vern Sterry scattered three hits over eight innings Saturday night as 25th-ranked NC State defeated No. 2 Florida State 5-2 in the second game of a doubleheader at Grainger Stadium.

With the sweep of the doubleheader, the Wolfpack has won 16 games in a row and improved to 21-4 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. FSU dropped to 24-4 overall and 3-2 in the conference. Sterry (6-0) allowed two runs on three hits, walked three and struck eight. He retired the side in order just twice, but ran into trouble just once, in the top of the sixth inning. Florida State reliever Rhett James (0-2) took the loss after allowing three runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. He walked none and struck out one.

Sterry and Florida State starter Trent Peterson had a double no-hitter through the early innings. Peterson retired the first eight men he faced and did not allow a hit until Marc Maynor's scratch infield single with two away in the bottom of the fifth. Maynor went all the way to third on an errant pickoff throw, but the Wolfpack stranded him there.

Florida State did not get its first hit until the top of the sixth, but cashed it in for two runs. With one away, Stephen Drew broke an 0-for-15 slump with a single to right field. Drew stole second and Tony McQuade worked Sterry for a walk. Tony Ritchie followed with an RBI single to center, and McQuade and Ritchie moved to second and third on the throw to the plate. Jerrod Brown's sacrifice fly to center field got Ritchie home to give the Seminoles and Peterson a 2-0 lead.

The Wolfpack tied the game in the bottom of the seventh. Morton led off with his eighth homer of the season, a long line drive to left field. With two away, Maynor laid down a perfect bunt for a single, and scored all the way from first when Seminole third baseman Eddy Martinez-Esteve threw away Adam Hargrave's grounder for a run-scoring error, knotting the score at 2-2.

Morton struck again in the bottom of the eighth, a towering two-run blast with Justin Riley aboard, and Tim Coffield followed with a solo shot that was nearly as long as Morton's to give the Pack a 5-2 lead.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  2
Tony McQuade            LF        2  1  1   0  2  1  1  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  1   1  0  0  6  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  0  0   1  0  0 13  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  0  0   0  0  3  0  4
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  1
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  2  4   2  4 10 24 10
Opp                              32  5  6   4  0  7 27 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown (4), Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2 (10)
HR - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown (6)
SF - FSU-Jerrod Brown (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (21)
CS - FSU-Matt Sauls (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson                  7.1  3  2  1  0  6
Rhett James          L (0-2)    0.2  3  3  3  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  5  4  0  7
Opp                  W          9.0  4  2  2  4 10


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
0
0
2
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0
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4
3
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
x
5
6
1
Attendance: 1,172

FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
03/23/2003, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

KINSTON, NC - Tony Richie drove in two runs and Daniel Davidson worked 6-2/3 inning Sunday to lift Florida State to a 3-1 victory over NC State at Grainger Stadium. With the win, the Seminoles salvage the final game of the three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series and improve to 25-4 overall and 4-2 in the ACC. NC State, which had its 16-game winning streak snapped with the loss, fell to 21-5 overall and 2-1 in the ACC.

FSU starter Daniel Davidson (3-0) allowed one run on four hits to get the win. He walked two and struck out six. Senior lefthander Daniel Hodges worked the final two innings, allowing one hit, to pick up his sixth save of the season. Wolfpack starter Phillip Davidson (2-2), experiencing uncharacteristic control problems, worked 4-1/3 innings, allowing two runs on two hits. He struck out two and walked four.

The Seminoles essentially won the game in the top of the third, despite hitting just one ball out of the infield, and that one cleared the infield only by a matter of a few feet. Matt Sauls led off with a bunt single, and Stephen Drew walked. The runners moved up to second and third on Tony McQuade's grounder to first base, and Sauls came in to score on Tony Richie's ground ball to third base. Jerrod Brown followed with a bloop single to very shallow left field to chase home Drew and give Florida State a 2-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Daniel Davidson was mowed down the Wolfpack, retiring 15 of 17 to start the game, including 11 in a row at one point. The Wolfpack finally picked up a run in the bottom of the sixth, but squandered a golden opportunity for a big inning. Marc Maynor led off with a sharp single up the middle, and Adam Hargrave and Matt Camp both beat out bunts for singles to load the bases with none out. Jeremy Dutton chopped a grounder to first base for an RBI force play at second base, but Florida State got a huge break when the return throw to first went wide of the bag and caromed off the wall in front of the grandstand. The ball kicked right back to Davidson covering the bag. Dutton, who had turned the wrong way at first, was easily tagged out for the second out of the inning. Joe Gaetti fanned to end the threat, leaving the Pack trailing 2-1.

The Seminoles picked up a huge insurance run in the top of the eighth. McQuade led off with a walk and reliever Nate Cretarolo balked him to second. Richie followed with an RBI single to left to make it 3-1, Florida State. The Wolfpack brought shortstop Chad Orvella in to pitch at that point, and he got Brown on a fly ball and struck out Eddy Martinez-Esteve. Richie was caught stealing to end the inning.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  3  5
Tony McQuade            LF        2  1  0   0  2  1  3  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  1   2  0  0  7  2
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  1   1  0  1 11  2
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  3
Derrick Smith           DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Zech            PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  1   0  0  2  1  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            1  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  3  4   3  6  6 27 13
Opp                              29  1  5   1  2  8 27  7

SH - FSU-Bryan Zech (1)
CS - FSU-Tony Richie (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson      W (3-0)    6.2  4  1  1  2  6
Kevin Lynch                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Hodges        Sv(6)      2.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  2  8
Opp                  L          9.0  4  3  3  6  6


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
2
0
0
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0
1
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3
4
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
5
0
Attendance: 837

FLORIDA STATE 10, CITADEL 2
03/26/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 3 Florida State (26-4) scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to defeat The Citadel (14-10) by a final score of 10-2 in front of 1,844 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Wednesday afternoon. After totaling just 13 hits in the three-game series at NC State, FSU piled up 18 hits on the day - nine of which went for extra bases. Stephen Drew led the way with a 4-for-4 outing while Tony Richie, Eddy Martinez-Esteve and Derrick Smith added three hits apiece.

FSU freshman right-hander Glen Simon (3-0) got the win after allowing two runs on six hits over five innings. Simon struck out five and walked two. Mark Sauls followed Simon with three scoreless innings and Daniel Hodges retired the side in order in the ninth.

The Seminoles used three consecutive extra base hits to lead off the bottom of the first inning and take an early 3-0 lead. Drew doubled and scored on Tony McQuade's triple to left center. Richie followed with a double down the third base line to plate McQuade and Jerrod Brown's single to right scored Richie for the third run of the inning.

FSU increased the lead with another run in the second. Drew doubled again, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on McQuade's sacrifice fly to left to make it 4-0.

The Citadel cut the lead to 4-2 with two runs in the top of the third. Chip Cannon's two-run double to deep left center scored Matt Matulia and Josh Stackley.

Florida State pushed the lead to 7-2 in the bottom of the fourth. Drew singled and moved to third on a double by McQuade. Drew scored and McQuade moved to third on a wild pitch and McQuade scored the second run of the inning on an RBI-groundout by Richie. Martinez-Esteve hit his sixth home run of the season, a solo shot to left center, to cap off the scoring.

FSU scored single runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth to make the final score 10-2.

Mark Egleton (1-2) took the loss for The Citadel, giving up four runs on six hits in just two innings.

The Seminoles are back at Dick Howser Stadium Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. for a three-game series against North Carolina. Friday's game will be televised live by Sunshine Network with LHP Trent Peterson (4-0, 1.55 ERA) getting the start on the hill for the Tribe. Saturday's game is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. first pitch and Sunday's game will start at 12:30 p.m.

Trading cards (the second set) will be given out to the first 1,000 fans on Friday night, commemorative ACC Championships pins will be distributed to the first 1,000 on Saturday and a postgame autograph session will be held Sunday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  4  4   0  0  0  2  3
Tony McQuade            LF        3  2  2   2  0  1  2  1
  Brandon Manasa        PH-LF     1  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Tony Richie             C         4  1  3   3  1  0  8  1
  Aaron Cheesman        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        5  0  1   0  0  0  8  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  2  3   1  1  1  0  1
Chris Hart              2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  2
  Kevin Richmond        PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Derrick Smith           DH        3  0  3   2  2  0  0  0
Danny Wardell           RF        5  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
Glen Simon              P                            0  1
  Mark Sauls            P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38 10 18   9  4  5 27 10
Opp                              35  2  9   2  3  8 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (11), Kevin Richmond (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (7), Tony McQuade (7), Tony Richie (14), Eddy Martinez-Esteve 2 (10), Derrick Smith (9)
3B - FSU-Tony McQuade (1)
HR - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (6)
SH - FSU-Stephen Drew (1)
SF - FSU-Tony McQuade (4)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (23)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Glen Simon           W (3-0)    5.0  6  2  2  2  5
Mark Sauls                      3.0  3  0  0  1  2
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  3  8
Opp                  L          8.0 18 10  9  4  5


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CITADEL
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0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
9
1
FLORIDA STATE
3
1
0
3
1
0
1
1
x
10
18
2
Attendance: 1,844

FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH CAROLINA 4
03/28/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Junior Tony Richie went 2-for-4 with a home run and freshman Eddy Martinez recorded a career-high four hits as No. 3 Florida State (27-4, 5-2 ACC) defeated No. 23 North Carolina (18-8, 2-2 ACC) by a final score of 8-4 in front of 3,532 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Friday evening. With two starters out of the lineup due to injury (OF Tony McQuade and 1B Jerrod Brown), the Seminoles jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after five innings and never looked back. FSU junior left-hander Trent Peterson (5-0) earned the victory with another impressive outing, allowing two runs in 5.2 innings and striking out nine.

FSU opened the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Bryan Zech was hit by pitch to lead off the inning and Daniel Wardell drew a walk to put runners on first and second. Matt Sauls then moved the runners up on a sacrifice bunt. Stephen Drew reached on a fielder's choice to put runners on the corners as Zech was thrown out at the plate. Martinez-Esteve singled up the middle to score Wardell from third and Richie followed with an RBI-single into left field to plate Drew. Chris Hart's single in the hole between short and third scored Martinez-Esteve to make the score 3-0.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 5-0 with two runs in the fourth. Martinez-Esteve singled to right and Richie followed with his fifth home run of the season, a towering shot over the fence in right center, to extend FSU's lead.

Florida State added two more runs in fifth with the help of two Tar Heel errors. Martinez-Esteve knocked in a run with a groundout and Derrick Smith knocked in another with a base hit to right.

UNC cut the lead to 7-2 with a pair of runs in the sixth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Sammy Hewitt drew a walk from Peterson to pick up an easy RBI. Rhett James entered the game in relief of Peterson and allowed one run to score on a wild pitch before recording the final out of the inning.

FSU made it 8-2 in the seventh when Sauls doubled and scored on a Stephen Drew single.

The Tar Heels added two unearned runs in the eighth on Chris Iannetta's two-run single.

Florida State improved to 21-0 at home this season and extended its ACC home winning streak to 30 games.

Drew went 1-for-2 on stolen base attempts and was caught stealing for the first time this season (24-for-25). He had been perfect on his last 31 stolen base attempts, dating back to 2002.

UNC's Garry Bakker (2-2) took the loss after surrendering five runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings.

The Seminoles and Tar Heels continue the series Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. FSU LHP Matt Lynch (6-1, 3.22 ERA) is scheduled to face LHP Daniel Moore (3-0, 4.40 ERA). The final game of the series on Sunday will begin at 12:30 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        6  2  1   1  0  1  0  2
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        5  2  4   2  0  0  1  2
Tony Richie             C         4  1  2   3  1  0 12  0
Derrick Smith           DH        4  0  1   1  1  1  0  0
Chris Hart              1B        3  0  2   1  1  0  6  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Bryan Zech              2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Danny Wardell           LF        4  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Matt Sauls              CF        2  2  1   0  1  1  2  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  2
  Rhett James           P                            1  1
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  8 11   8  6  6 27  9
Opp                              35  4  7   3  3 12 24 11

E - Opp-3, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (12)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Matt Sauls (5)
HR - FSU-Tony Richie (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (4), Blake Balkcom (2), Bryan Zech (3), Matt Sauls (10)
SH - FSU-Bryan Zech (2), Matt Sauls (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (24), Matt Sauls (7)
CS - FSU-Stephen Drew (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (5-0)    5.2  4  2  2  2  9
Rhett James                     2.1  3  2  0  1  2
Hunter Jones                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  4  2  3 12
Opp                  L          8.0 11  8  6  6  6


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Attendance: 3,532

NORTH CAROLINA 8, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/29/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 23 North Carolina (19-8, 3-2 ACC) used a five-run fourth inning to defeat No. 3 Florida State (27-5, 5-3 ACC) by a final of 8-4 in front of 4,023 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Saturday night. The loss was FSU's first of the 2003 season at home and it also ended a 30-game ACC winning streak at Dick Howser Stadium. Greg Mangum and Chad Prosser had three hits apiece to lead the Tar Heels. The Seminoles left 15 runners on base and hit into three double plays.

North Carolina got all the scoring they would need with five runs on six hits in the top of the fourth inning. Chris Iannetta and Mell Adams had run-scoring doubles, while Justin Webb, Greg Mangum and Chris Prosser each had RBI-singles to give UNC a 5-0 lead.

The Seminoles cut the Tar Heel lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the fourth on Daniel Wardell's RBI-groundout. Aaron Cheesman singled to right center and moved to second when Blake Balkcom drew a walk. Cheesman moved to third on a groundout and Wardell followed with a groundout to third to plate Cheesman for Florida State's first run of the game.

FSU would add single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to cut UNC's lead to 5-3. Balkcom hit a solo homer in the sixth and was hit by a pitch in the eighth with the bases loaded to pick up RBI number two on the day.

North Carolina added three insurance runs (all unearned) in the top of the eighth with the help of two Seminole errors. Mangum had a two-run double down the left field line and Prosser made it 8-3 with a double to right.

FSU mounted a late rally in the ninth, but fell short. The Seminoles loaded the bases with one out and got a sacrifice fly from Derrick Smith to make it 8-4. After Matt Sauls drew a two-out walk to reload the bases, Stephen Drew flew out to deep center at the edge of the warning track to end the game.

UNC lefty Daniel Moore (4-0) got the win, allowing two runs on seven hits in five innings of work. Whitley Benson earned his second save of the season after retiring Drew in the bottom of the ninth.

Florida State starters Tony McQuade (hand) and Jerrod Brown (back) missed their second straight game and are listed as day-to-day.

The Seminoles and Tar Heels will conclude the three-game series on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. FSU LHP Daniel Davidson (3-0, 0.70 ERA) is scheduled to face UNC LHP Adam Kalkhof (4-0, 3.95 ERA).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        6  0  2   0  0  0  1  1
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  1  3   0  2  0  1  0
Tony Richie             C         5  0  0   0  0  0 13  0
Chris Hart              1B        4  0  1   0  1  0  3  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR-DH     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  1  2   2  1  1  2  0
Bryan Zech              2B        2  0  0   0  2  1  0  0
Danny Wardell           LF        2  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-LF     2  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   0  2  0  5  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  1
  Mark Sauls            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  4 10   4 10  3 27  2
Opp                              42  8 13   8  0 13 27 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (6), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (13), Bryan Zech (6)
2B - Opp-5
HR - FSU-Blake Balkcom (1)
HBP - FSU-Blake Balkcom (3), Bryan Zech (4)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Derrick Smith (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           L (6-2)    5.0 11  5  5  0  6
Eddie Cannon                    3.0  2  3  0  0  5
Mark Sauls                      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  8  5  0 13
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 10  4  4 10  3


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Attendance: 4,023

FLORIDA STATE 2, NORTH CAROLINA 1
03/30/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 3 Florida State (28-5, 6-3 ACC) defeated No. 23 North Carolina (19-9, 3-3 ACC) by a final score of 2-1 in the rubber game of a three-game series as 2,353 looked on at Dick Howser Stadium Sunday afternoon. Derrick Smith's two-out single in the sixth proved to be the game-winning RBI. Senior left-hander Daniel Davidson (4-0) had another strong outing, allowing just one run in 6.1 innings pitched. Closer Daniel Hodges worked the final 1.2 innings to earn his seventh save of the season.

FSU got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the second inning. Chris Hart drew a two-out walk and Matt Sauls followed with a triple that carried into the right field corner to score Hart.

Sammy Hewitt tied the score in the fifth with a solo home run over the fence in right, his fifth of the season.

The Seminoles regained the lead with one-run in the sixth on Derrick Smith's RBI single. Jerrod Brown got on with a bloop single into right and stole second before Smith came through with an RBI-single with two outs to plate Brown.

Davidson, who faced the minimum over the first three innings, scattered six hits and struck out six against just one walk. Davidson has allowed just three earned runs this season and has an ERA of 0.84.

UNC LHP Adam Kalkhof (4-1) suffered his first loss of the year after allowing just two runs on seven hits. Kalkhof struck out five and walked one.

Hodges has not allowed a run in his last 23 appearances, dating back to last season, a total of 33.1 innings. He is now tied for fourth in ACC history with 26 career saves.

Florida State returns to action next weekend, April 3-5, with a three-game series against Wake Forest at Dick Howser Stadium. Wake's ace, Kyle Sleeth, will be attempting to set the NCAA record for consecutive victories Friday night. Game times are set for Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  0  2   0  0  0  2  5
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Tony McQuade            LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tony Richie             C         3  0  0   0  1  1  5  3
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  1   0  0  1  9  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Derrick Smith           DH        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Chris Hart              2B        2  1  1   0  1  0  2  2
Matt Sauls              CF        2  0  1   1  0  0  5  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  7   2  2  5 27 13
Opp                              33  1  7   1  2  7 24  8

E - FSU-Jerrod Brown (5)
2B - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (11)
3B - FSU-Matt Sauls (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (3)
SH - FSU-Matt Sauls (4)
SB - FSU-Jerrod Brown (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson      W (4-0)    6.1  6  1  1  1  6
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Daniel Hodges        Sv(7)      1.2  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  1  1  2  7
Opp                  L          8.0  7  2  2  2  5


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Attendance: 2,353

FLORIDA STATE 7, WAKE FOREST 5
04/04/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Tallahassee Democrat, April 5, 2003, page 1C, by Steve Ellis

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Dick Howser Stadium can be billed as the place where records are made. The Florida State objective Friday night was to end one of the most impressive marks in college baseball.

The second-ranked Seminoles delivered Wake Forest junior Kyle Sleeth his first loss since March 25, 2001 to end a stretch of consecutive wins at 26 that tied the NCAA record. FSU took the 7-5 victory before a season-high 4,516 fans with aggressive hitting and another steller effort from starter Trent Peterson.

While the pregame hype was on Sleeth, FSU coaches pushed the series opener as one of opportunity for FSU and Peterson (6-0). The Seminoles (29-5, 7-3) entered the game behind Georgia Tech (23-5, 4-0) and Wake Forest (20-8, 6-3) in the ACC. FSU moved ahead of Wake Forest as Peterson held the 14th-ranked Deacons to six hits in eight innings, and the Seminoles then hung on.

Wake Forest tried to make it interesting in the ninth by putting the winning run at home plate with two outs. But closer Daniel Hodges struck out slugger Ryan Hubbard to end the threat. FSU was ahead 7-3 when Hodges gave up his first run in 33 1/3 innings dating to last season. Wake Forest added another run on Adam Bourassa's single.

"It's happened before where we came back and we won," Sleeth said. "To battle back in the last inning showed me the guys really cared about this. But when I made mistakes, they hit it hard."

The Seminoles reached Sleeth (6-1) for 11 hits, the second-most hits by an opponent during the win streak. Most importantly, FSU immediately put the pressure on Sleeth, who boasts a fastball in the mid-90s. Catcher Tony Richie, who was Sleeth's roommate during Team USA tryouts last summer, sparked the Seminoles with a two-run double in the first. FSU added one run to take a 3-0 lead and then scored on third baseman Eddy Martinez-Esteve's RBI single up the middle in the second. For Martinez-Esteve, it was a chance to honor his best friend, David Espinosa, who died as a result of an automobile accident in Miami Sunday night.

"It was real hard for me. My dad told me the only thing David would want you to do is play the season for him, and play as hard as you can," Esteve said. "This season is for him. I've known him since I was 2 or 3 years old, and his father taught me how to play baseball.

"It was a good win for us. Kyle Sleeth is such an unbelievable pitcher. He's so composed. It's so hard to pick up what he's going to throw."

The Deacons took a big chunk out of Peterson's four-run cushion when Jamie D'Antona crushed a three-run homer over the right-field wall in the third. D'Antona's 10th home run of the season put a scare into FSU but not Peterson, whose strength has been overcoming adversity. Peterson responded to Wake Forest's threat by retiring 17 of the next 19 batters he faced, including ten in a row.

"I didn't think he would be fazed," FSU pitching coach Jamey Shouppe said. "It was a good crowd, and it was an important ballgame. (Peterson) pitched like a champion. He showed what he's made of."

Peterson has struck out 31 in the past 29 innings.

"I had that rocky inning but when I came back in, I just settled myself down," Peterson said. "I started throwing my change-up a lot more. This was a chance for me to show people what I can do. For us to come out and jump all over (Sleeth), that took the pressure off me."

The Seminoles also countered at the plate. Ahead 4-3, FSU added two runs in the bottom of the third as Blake Balcom contributed an RBI single and FSU added one in the eighth.

Matt Lynch (6-2, 3.75 ERA) will be on the mound for FSU when the series continues today at 7 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  2  2   0  1  2  0  5
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Tony McQuade            LF        4  1  1   1  1  1  3  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  2   2  0  0 10  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  1   1  1  1  8  1
Chris Hart              2B        2  0  0   0  1  2  2  3
Derrick Smith           DH        4  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  1  2   1  1  0  1  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Trent Peterson          P                            1  3
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  7 11   7  6  8 27 12
Opp                              37  5 10   5  1 10 24  7

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Stephen Drew (8), Tony Richie (15)
HR - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Chris Hart (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (25)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (6-0)    8.0  6  3  3  1  7
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  4  2  2  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  5  5  1 10
Opp                  L          8.0 11  7  6  6  8


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Attendance: 4,516

FLORIDA STATE 7, WAKE FOREST 2
04/05/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind the pitching of left-hander Matt Lynch, No. 2 Florida State (30-5, 8-3 ACC) defeated No. 14 Wake Forest (20-9, 6-4 ACC) by a final of 7-2 as 3,438 fans looked on at Dick Howser Stadium Saturday night. Lynch (7-2) worked six innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits. He is 36-6 over his four years at Florida State and now ranks fourth in ACC history in career victories. With the win, the Seminoles took over sole possession of first place in the conference standings.

Wake Forest took the early lead with a pair of runs in the first inning. Ryan Hubbard singled to right and Jamie D'Antona drew a walk to put runners on first and second. Brad Scioletti's single to right center scored Hubbard and D'Antona was able to score the second run on a fielding error by FSU center fielder Matt Sauls.

In the second inning, Tony McQuade doubled to right center and moved to third on Blake Balkcom's groundout to short. Chris Hart came through with a two-out single to left to cut Wake's lead to 2-1.

FSU tied the game at two with an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth. Tony Richie singled, moved to second on a walk to McQuade, and then scored on an errant throw to first by Wake Forest shortstop Ben Ingold.

The Seminoles batted around in the sixth inning and took the lead for good at 7-2. McQuade led off with a home run and Sauls added a two-run homer to left. Hart had an RBI-triple to score Jerrod Brown, who had reached on a double to center. Derrick Smith plated the fifth run of the inning when he ripped a single to right to bring home Hart.

Hart (2-for-3, 2 RBI), McQuade (2-for-3, 2 runs) and Sauls (2-for-3, 2 RBI) led the Tribe offensively.

Hunter Jones followed Lynch with two scoreless innings and Matt DiBlasi finished things off with a scoreless ninth.

Tim Morley (2-2) took the loss for Wake Forest, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings.

The Seminoles and Demon Deacons conclude the series on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. FSU LHP Daniel Davidson (4-0, 0.84 ERA) is scheduled to start on the mound for Florida State. Wake Forest's starter has yet to be determined.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  0  1   0  0  0  2  3
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  0  0   0  1  3  1  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         4  1  1   0  0  0  5  0
Tony McQuade            LF-CF     3  2  2   1  1  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  1   0  0  1  9  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  1  2   2  1  0  3  3
Derrick Smith           DH        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Bryan Zech            PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Aaron Cheesman        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Brandon Manasa        PR-3B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  2   2  0  0  5  0
  Danny Wardell         PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  4
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7 10   6  5  6 27 12
Opp                              30  2  6   1  4  5 24 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (7), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (14), Matt Sauls (1)
2B - FSU-Tony McQuade (8), Jerrod Brown (8)
3B - FSU-Chris Hart (1)
HR - FSU-Tony McQuade (4), Matt Sauls (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew (26), Bryan Zech (4), Matt Sauls (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (7-2)    6.0  5  2  1  3  3
Hunter Jones                    2.0  1  0  0  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  1  4  5
Opp                  L          8.0 10  7  6  5  6


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Attendance: 3,438

FLORIDA STATE 10, WAKE FOREST 7
04/06/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Tony Richie went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs to lead No. 2 Florida State (31-5, 9-3 ACC) to a 10-7 win and a three-game sweep of No. 14 Wake Forest (20-10, 6-5 ACC) in front of 3,397 Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Richie's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth was the difference as Wake came back to score three in the ninth to make the final score 10-7. The Seminoles have now won 13-straight games over Wake Forest in Tallahassee.

Adam Bourassa led off the game with a home run to right, his third of the season, to put the Demon Deacons up 1-0.

FSU took the lead in the bottom half of the first with two runs. With two outs, Tony McQuade singled up the middle and stole second before scoring on Tony Richie's double down the left line. Jerrod Brown followed with an RBI-single to give the Seminoles a 2-1 lead.

The Seminoles made it 3-1 in the second when Derrick Smith grounded into a double play to score Blake Balkcom. Balkcom led off the inning with a double to right center and moved to third on a single by Chris Hart.

Wake Forest cut the Seminole lead to 3-2 with a run in the third inning. Bourassa doubled to left, moved to third on Ryan Hubbard's bunt single and scored his second run of the game on Ryan Johnson's single up the middle.

Florida State tacked on three more runs in the third on an RBI-double by McQuade, a sacrifice fly by Richie and a Brown RBI-groundout.

The Demon Deacons scored two more runs in the fifth to make it 6-4. Steven Malinowski scored on Johnson's RBI-groundout and Brad Scioletti's single plated Hubbard to bring the lead down to two.

FSU got a run back in the sixth to make it 7-4. With two outs, Eddy Martinez-Esteve doubled down the left line and then scored when McQuade hit his second triple of the season to center.

Richie gave the Seminoles some insurance they would end up needing with a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. Richie's home run, his sixth of the season, proved to be the game-winning hit. Drew (walk) and McQuade (hit by pitch) were aboard for the Richie's homer.

Wake made it interesting with three runs in the ninth. Hubbard singled and Jamie D'Antona blasted his 11th homer of the year to make it 10-6. The Deacons added one more run on a sacrifice fly.

Daniel Davidson (5-0) earned the win for FSU after allowing four runs on 10 hits over six innings. Adam Hanson (4-2) took the loss for Wake Forest, surrendering seven runs (five earned) on 11 hits over six innings.

Florida State travels to Jacksonville, Wednesday April 9th to take on the Jacksonville Dolphins at 7:00 p.m. The Seminoles return to Dick Howser Stadium to host Clemson next weekend, April 11-13, game times are set for Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  2  1   0  2  0  1  3
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        5  2  1   0  0  1  2  4
Tony McQuade            LF        4  3  3   2  0  1  2  0
Tony Richie             C         4  2  2   5  0  0  4  2
Jerrod Brown            1B        5  0  2   2  0  1 12  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Chris Hart              2B        4  0  2   0  0  1  4  4
Derrick Smith           DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Aaron Cheesman        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  2
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 10 12   9  3  5 27 15
Opp                              36  7 13   7  3  5 24 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Richie (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (12), Tony McQuade (9), Tony Richie (16), Blake Balkcom (2)
3B - FSU-Tony McQuade (2)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Richie (6)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (1), Blake Balkcom (4)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony McQuade (17)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson      W (5-0)    6.0 10  4  4  2  3
Kevin Lynch                     0.2  1  0  0  0  1
Hunter Jones                    0.1  0  0  0  1  0
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  2  3  2  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  7  6  3  5
Opp                  L          8.0 12 10  8  3  5


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Attendance: 3,397

CLEMSON 8, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/11/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The No. 2 Florida State Seminoles (31-6, 9-4 ACC) lost just their second home game of the season as No. 13 Clemson (25-7, 4-3 ACC) won an 8-4 contest in front of 4,016 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Friday night. Tiger left-hander Tyler Lumsden (7-0) earned the victory, tying a career-high with 11 strikeouts in seven innings of work. Lumsden allowed four runs on six hits and walked three. FSU had won nine straight games against Clemson, dating back to 2001, before taking the loss.

Clemson got on the board first with two unearned runs in the top of the third. Steve Pyzik singled through the right side and advanced to third on a fielding error by Chris Hart on Zane Green's grounder. With runners on the corners, Russell Triplett blooped a double down the right line with two outs to score Pyzik, while Green scored on Jerrod Brown's errant throw to second.

The Seminoles cut the lead to 2-1 on an RBI-double by Tony Richie. Matt Sauls drew a walk to lead off the inning, stole second and scored on Richie's double to left center.

The Tigers pushed their lead back to two with a run in the fourth. Jeff Hourigan led off with a double, advanced to third on Kyle Frank's groundout to first and scored when Brown misplayed Pyzik's liner to first to make the score 3-1.

Clemson got all the runs they would need with a five-spot in the sixth inning. Pyzik knocked in the first two runs with a triple down the third base line and David Slevin followed with an RBI-single to left. Brad McCann made it 8-1 with a two-run single. Pyzik and Slevin, the eight and nine batters, were a combined 5-for-9 on the night.

Tony Richie hit his seventh home run of the season in the bottom of the sixth, a two-run shot over the fence in right to cut Clemson's lead to 8-3. Richie, who went 2-for-4, is now 16-for-36 (.444) in 10 career games against Clemson with five home runs, four doubles and 14 RBI.

Eddy Martinez-Esteve led off the eighth with a solo home run to center to tie Richie for the team lead at seven. Martinez-Esteve (2-for-4) and Richie were the only Seminoles with more than one hit.

Peterson (6-1) suffered his first loss of the season after giving up eight runs (four earned) on nine hits. He struck out three and walked two. Glen Simon (2.0), Matt DiBlasi (1.0) and Eddie Cannon (1.0) held the Tigers scoreless over the final four innings.

Florida State and Clemson meet again Saturday night (ACC Game of the Week) at 7:00 p.m. FSU LHP Matt Lynch (7-2, 3.52 ERA) is scheduled to face CU RHP Patrick Hogan (1-1, 1.86 ERA) Saturday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  3
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  2  2   1  0  2  1  2
Tony Richie             C         4  1  2   3  0  2 10  2
Tony McQuade            LF        4  0  0   0  0  3  1  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  7  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Chris Hart              2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  5  2
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Derrick Smith         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        1  1  0   0  2  1  3  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  0
  Glen Simon            P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  1
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  4  6   4  3 14 27 10
Opp                              41  8 14   6  4  9 27  6

E - FSU-Stephen Drew (8), Jerrod Brown 2 (7), Chris Hart (7)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Richie (17), Jerrod Brown (9)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (7), Tony Richie (7)
HBP - FSU-Blake Balkcom (5)
SB - FSU-Matt Sauls (9)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       L (6-1)    5.0  9  8  4  2  3
Glen Simon                      2.0  3  0  0  2  3
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 14  8  4  4  9
Opp                  W          9.0  6  4  4  3 14


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8
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FLORIDA STATE
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0
4
6
4
Attendance: 4,016

FLORIDA STATE 7, CLEMSON 2
04/12/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (32-6, 10-4 ACC) topped No. 13 Clemson (25-8, 4-4 ACC) by a final of 7-2 in front of 4,125 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Saturday night. Seminole head coach Mike Martin moved into a tie with Ron Fraser for eighth on the NCAA all-time victory list at 1,271. Senior left-hander Matt Lynch (8-2) got the win, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings of work. Junior Rhett James struck out a career-high five batters and held Clemson scoreless over innings six through eight with Daniel Hodges finishing off the Tigers in ninth.

The Seminoles got their first lead of the series with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Stephen Drew led of the game with a home run, his fourth of the year. After reaching on a fielder's choice, Tony McQuade stole second and took third on a passed ball before coming home on Tony Richie's RBI-single to left. Drew's leadoff home run was the first for a Seminole since Karl Jernigan hit one against Florida on February 20, 2000.

Clemson made the score 2-1 when third baseman Brad McCann led off the second inning with a solo homer to left.

McQuade scored his second run of the game in the third inning to give the Seminoles a 3-1 lead. McQuade reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and third as a misplayed ball by McCann at third on the steal allowed McQuade to score.

Florida State increased their lead to 5-1 with two runs in the fifth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Jerrod Brown singled to right to plate Drew and Eddy Martinez-Esteve. Drew took a walk, Martinez-Esteve doubled down the left line and Richie was intentionally walked to load the bases for the two-run hit. Brown is now 18-for-23 (.783) in his career at FSU with the bases loaded.

Michael Johnson's solo homer in the sixth cut the Seminoles lead to 5-2.

Derrick Smith doubled to right center and Blake Balkcom hit his second home run of the season, a two-run shot to left, to extend FSU's lead back to five in the bottom of the sixth.

Drew (2-for-3) was the only Seminole with more than one hit and Johnson (2-for-3) had Clemson's only multi-hit day.

CU RHP Patrick Hogan (1-2) took the loss after giving up six runs (five earned) on five hits over five innings.

Hodges is now tied for first all-time at FSU with 111 career relief appearances.

Florida State and Clemson will conclude the three-game series on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.. FSU LHP Daniel Davidson (5-0, 1.66 ERA) is scheduled to face CU RHP Steven Jackson (4-1, 3.83 ERA) Saturday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  2  2   1  2  0  1  4
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Tony McQuade            LF        5  2  0   0  0  2  1  0
Tony Richie             C         3  0  1   1  1  0 11  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  1   2  0  1  8  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  0  1   0  1  2  3  4
Derrick Smith           DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Zech            PR-DH     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  1
  Rhett James           P                            0  1
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7  8   6  5  7 27 10
Opp                              35  2  8   2  2 11 24 12

E - Opp-3, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (15), Chris Hart (8)
2B - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (13), Derrick Smith (10)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (4), Blake Balkcom (2)
HBP - FSU-Matt Sauls (11)
SB - FSU-Tony McQuade 3 (20), Tony Richie (2), Matt Sauls (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (8-2)    5.0  6  2  2  1  4
Rhett James                     3.0  2  0  0  1  5
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  2 11
Opp                  L          8.0  8  7  6  5  7


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CLEMSON
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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
x
7
8
2
Attendance: 4,125

FLORIDA STATE 8, CLEMSON 1
04/13/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (33-6, 11-4 ACC) downed No. 13 Clemson (25-9, 4-5 ACC) by a final of 8-1 in front of 3,107 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Sunday afternoon. Seminole head coach Mike Martin moved into eighth on the NCAA all-time wins list at 1,272. Senior left-hander Daniel Davidson (6-0) picked up the win, working seven scoreless innings and tied a career-high with seven strikeouts on four hits. Senior Daniel Hodges earned his 112th career relief appearance to set the Florida State all-time record for relief appearances.

The Seminoles scored a quick run in the bottom of the first on a balk by pitcher Steven Jackson. Stephen Drew reached on a fielding error by shortstop Russell Triplett, stole second, moved to third on Tony McQuades's groundout and scored on the balk to give FSU an early 1-0 lead.

FSU scored all it needed with two runs in the second and three runs in the third to push the lead to 6-0. Jerrod Brown and Blake Balkcom both singled to start the second inning to put runners on first and second. Brown advanced to third when Derrick Smith grounded into a double play and scored on Chris Hart's RBI single to left. Hart would score the second run of the inning on Matt Sauls' double off the fence in right. In the third, Brown had an RBI single and scored a run on another fielding error by Triplett, while Bryan Zech added an RBI single for the three-run third inning.

Florida State tacked on single runs in the fourth and sixth innings to push the Seminoles lead to 8-0.

Clemson scored its' only run of the game in the top of the eighth. David Slevin doubled to right, moved to third on a throwing error to first by Eddy Martinez-Esteve and scored on Garrick Evans RBI groundout to the pitcher.

Jackson (4-2) took the loss for Clemson, giving up seven runs (five earned) in 3.1 innings of work.

Martinez-Esteve (2-for-3), Brown (2-for-4) and Hart (2-for-3) paced the Seminoles offensively and combined to score five of the Seminoles' eight runs.

Florida State will host Jacksonville on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. before traveling to Miami next weekend, April 18-20, for a three-game series. The game with JU will be televised live by Sunshine.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  2  1   0  2  0  2  5
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  1  2   1  1  1  0  1
  Kevin Richmond        PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Tony McQuade            LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
  Aaron Cheesman        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  2  2   1  0  0 10  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
Derrick Smith           DH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Zech            PH-DH     2  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Chris Hart              2B        3  2  2   1  0  0  1  1
  Brandon Manasa        2B-3B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  2   2  1  0  2  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  1
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  8 12   6  4  4 27 12
Opp                              32  1  6   1  0  8 24 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (16)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (5), Matt Sauls (6)
HBP - FSU-Blake Balkcom (6)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew (27), Matt Sauls (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson      W (6-0)    7.0  4  0  0  0  7
Hunter Jones                    0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Kevin Lynch                     0.2  1  1  0  0  0
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  1  0  0  8
Opp                  L          8.0 12  8  6  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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3
1
0
1
0
0
x
8
12
1
Attendance: 3,107

FLORIDA STATE 5, JACKSONVILLE 4
04/16/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 2 Florida State (34-6) scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to narrowly defeat Jacksonville (17-20) by a final of 5-4 in front of 2,059 fans at Dick Howser Stadium Wednesday night. Junior center fielder Matt Sauls had a two-run single in the seventh and scored the game-winning run later in the same inning on a wild pitch. Hunter Jones (2-0) picked up the win in relief and Daniel Hodges worked a scoreless ninth to earn his eighth save of the year.

The Seminoles scored first with two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Jerrod Brown drew a walk and Balkcom doubled to left to plate Brown for FSU's first run of the game. Balkcom advanced to third on a wild pitch and Chris Hart walked to put runners on the corners. Hart stole second and Balkcom scored when JU catcher Jon Galui overthrew third baseman Larry Best-Berfet on a failed pick-off, bringing home Balkcom for the second run of the inning.

Jacksonville took a 3-2 lead with one run in the third and two in the fourth. Best-Berfet scored the Dolphins first run on Clint Hart's RBI single off the glove of Brown. JU got their first lead in the fourth inning with the help of two Seminole errors. Galui singled to shortstop, moved to third when Best-Berfet reached on a fielding error by Stephen Drew and scored on a failed pickoff attempt at first by Mark Sauls. Rob Hudson's RBI single to center scored Best-Berfet to give JU a 3-2 lead.

The Dolphins added another run in the sixth to increase their lead to 4-2. Orlando Diaz was hit by pitch to lead off the inning, moved to second on Galui's sacrifice bunt and scored on Robby Cichra's RBI-single down the left line.

FSU finally got things going and took the lead, 5-4, with three runs in the seventh. Balkcom walked and Hart was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Both runners moved up a base on a balk by Brett Nagy. Sauls tied the game with a two-run single to center, scoring Balkcom and Hart. Drew drew a walk and both runners moved up on a wild pitch, while Tony McQuade was hit by a pitch to load the bases. With the bases loaded and two outs, James Murdock's wild pitch sailed into the backstop allowing Sauls to come home for the winning run.

Florida State travels to Miami this weekend, April 18-20, for a three-game series with the Hurricanes. Game times are set for Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. FSU LHP Trent Peterson (6-1, 2.35 ERA) is scheduled to take the hill Friday night for the Seminoles.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  5
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        4  0  0   0  0  3  0  3
Tony McQuade            LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tony Richie             C-DH      3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  1  0   0  1  0 12  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  2  2   1  1  1  1  0
Chris Hart              2B        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  2
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      4  0  0   0  0  2 10  1
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  2   2  1  1  0  0
Mark Sauls              P                            1  1
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  1
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  5  5   3  6  9 27 15
Opp                              35  4  8   3  1 10 24  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Sauls (3), Stephen Drew (9), Chris Hart (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Blake Balkcom 2 (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (2), Jerrod Brown (7), Chris Hart (5)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (3), Matt Sauls (12)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls                      4.0  7  3  1  1  3
Eddie Cannon                    2.0  1  1  1  0  3
Hunter Jones         W (2-0)    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Daniel Hodges        Sv(8)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  4  2  1 10
Opp                  L          8.0  5  5  4  6  9


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8
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FLORIDA STATE
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3
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x
5
5
3
Attendance: 2,059

FLORIDA STATE 4, MIAMI 2
04/18/2003, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CORAL GABLES, FL - No. 2 Florida State (35-6) scored two runs in the top of the eighth to defeat No. 11 Miami (28-8) by a final score of 4-2 at Mark Light Stadium Friday night. Blake Balkcom's double down the left field line scored Jerrod Brown from first for the game-winning run. FSU starter Trent Peterson improved to 7-1 with the victory, allowing just two runs on six hits in 7.2 innings. Daniel Hodges nailed down his ninth save with a scoreless ninth.

The Seminoles took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a solo home run by Eddy Martinez-Esteve. Martinez-Esteve took a 3-2 pitch over the scoreboard in left field to put FSU up early.

Miami took a 2-1 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. With runners on first and second, Ryan Braun ripped a two-run double down the left line to score Alex Blanco and Danny Figueroa.

After a 47-minute rain delay, Tony McQuade belted his fifth home run of the season, a solo shot to left, to tie the game at two in the top of the sixth inning. McQuade broke an 0-for-18 slump with the homer.

FSU made it 4-2 with two runs in the eighth. Balkcom's RBI-double to left plated Brown from first, who was hit by pitch to lead off the inning. Chris Hart then sacrificed Balkcom to third with a bunt and Bryan Zech's sacrifice fly to right scored Balkcom.

Hodges made his 114th career appearance in the ninth and now ranks second in school history in that category.

UM threatened in the ninth, but center fielder Matt Sauls ran down a fly ball in left center with two outs and runners on second and third to end the game.

Martinez-Esteve (2-for-5), Tony Richie (2-for-5) and Sauls (2-for-4) led FSU offensively.

The Seminoles and Hurricanes meet again Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Left-hander Matt Lynch (8-2) is scheduled to start on the mound for Florida State. The game will be televised live by Fox Sports Florida.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  2  2
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        5  1  2   1  0  2  0  6
Tony Richie             C         5  0  2   0  0  1  4  2
Tony McQuade            LF        5  1  1   1  0  2  2  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  1  1   0  0  0 10  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  1   1  0  2  0  0
Chris Hart              2B        2  0  0   0  1  0  6  1
Bryan Zech              DH        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  0  2   0  0  2  3  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  4
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  4  9   4  2 10 27 16
Opp                              31  2  8   2  3  4 27  6

E - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (17), Chris Hart (10)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Blake Balkcom (5), Matt Sauls (7)
HR - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (8), Tony McQuade (5)
HBP - FSU-Jerrod Brown (8), Bryan Zech (5)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (4)
SF - FSU-Bryan Zech (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (7-1)    7.2  6  2  2  3  3
Rhett James                     0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Daniel Hodges        Sv(9)      1.0  2  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  3  4
Opp                  L          9.0  9  4  4  2 10


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
0
1
0
2
0
4
9
2
MIAMI
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
8
0
Attendance: 5,084

FLORIDA STATE 6, MIAMI 4
04/19/2003, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CORAL GABLES, FL - No. 2 Florida State (36-6) jumped out to an early 4-0 lead en route to a 6-4 victory over No. 11 Miami (28-9) at Mark Light Stadium Saturday night. The win was FSU's sixth straight in the series with the Hurricanes and the fifth straight over UM in Coral Gables. Third baseman Eddy Martinez-Esteve (1-3, 1 HR) and first baseman Jerrod Brown (1-2) each knocked in a pair of runs to lead the Seminoles offensively.

Seminole lefty Matt Lynch (9-2) picked up the victory, allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings. He moved into a tie for fifth in school history with his 38th career win. Kevin Lynch worked a scoreless seventh and eighth with three strikeouts to set up save number 10 for Daniel Hodges, who is one appearance away from the FSU career record.

The Seminoles took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first behind Martinez-Esteve's ninth home run of the season. Stephen Drew led off the inning with a ground rule double that bounced over the center field fence and Martinez-Esteve followed with a two-run shot to left center. Tony McQuade singled through the right side and FSU had runners on first and second when Brown was hit by a pitch. McQuade moved to third on a double steal attempt as Brown was thrown out at second. Blake Balkcom's RBI-single through the right side plated McQuade for the third run of the inning.

FSU added a run in the second to take a 4-0 lead. Tony Richie's RBI-single to center scored Bryan Zech from third. Zech reached on a single to lead off the inning and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt from Matt Sauls and a sacrifice fly by Drew before scoring on Richie's base hit.

Miami narrowed the margin to 4-3 on Adam Ricks' three-run homer in the third. Gabby Sanchez singled to right, stole second and Danny Figueroa walked to put runners on first and second. With two outs, Ricks' three-run homer to left cut FSU's lead to one.

FSU scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the top of the fifth when Richie doubled off the wall in left, moved to third on McQuade's sacrifice bunt, and came home on Brown's groundout.

The Hurricanes cut the margin to one run once again on Danny Figueroa's solo homer to left in the bottom half of the fifth.

Florida State pushed the lead back to two with an insurance run in the seventh. Drew walked, moved to second on a balk and took third on McQuade's fly ball to center. With two outs, Brown singled to right to plate Drew from third and make it 6-4.

The Seminoles have won five straight games at Mark Light Stadium, the most since a seven-game road winning streak against the Hurricanes from 1966-71. FSU has won six straight in the overall series (dating back to a Sunday win last year in Tallahassee), the most since taking 12 in a row vs. UM from 1966-71.

Vince Bongiovanni (5-3) took the loss for Miami after surrendering four runs on five hits in just 1.2 innings pitched.

The series continues Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with FSU left-hander Daniel Davidson (6-0, 1.40 ERA) scheduled to face UM left-hander Brandon Camardese (5-0, 4.61 ERA). The game will be televised live by Fox Sports Florida.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  2  1   0  1  0  1  4
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        3  1  1   2  1  0  1  1
Tony Richie             C         4  1  2   1  1  1  9  0
Tony McQuade            LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  0  1   2  0  0 10  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  2  0
Chris Hart              2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  4
Bryan Zech              DH        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6  9   6  3  5 27  9
Opp                              33  4  7   4  2  9 27  9

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (9), Tony Richie (18)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (9)
HBP - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (4), Jerrod Brown 2 (10)
SH - FSU-Tony McQuade (1), Matt Sauls (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Blake Balkcom (1)
CS - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (3), Jerrod Brown (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (9-2)    6.0  7  4  4  2  6
Kevin Lynch                     2.0  0  0  0  0  3
Daniel Hodges        Sv(10)     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  4  4  2  9
Opp                  L          9.0  9  6  6  3  5


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FLORIDA STATE
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1
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1
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1
0
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9
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MIAMI
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0
0
0
0
4
7
0
Attendance: 7,347

MIAMI 7, FLORIDA STATE 7
04/20/2003, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CORAL GABLES, FL - No. 2 Florida State (36-6-1) and No. 11 Miami (28-9-1) played to a 7-7 tie at Mark Light Field Sunday afternoon in 10 innings of play. Due to FSU's flight time back to Tallahassee, no inning could start after 4:30 p.m. The Seminoles finished the weekend 2-0-1 on the road vs. the Hurricanes and have now gone 6-0-1 in the last seven games vs. UM. Florida State's last tie (5-5) came on April 10, 1988 at home against Miami.

In a back-and-forth game, Miami took a 7-6 lead into the ninth inning. Tony Richie reached on an error and Tony McQuade singled up the middle to put runners on first and second. Jerrod Brown hit into a 4-6-3 double play to put Richie at third with two outs. Junior right fielder Blake Balkcom followed with the game's biggest hit when he tied the score with a double to left center.

The Hurricanes scored the first two runs of the game when Gaby Sanchez and Greg Dini each knocked in runs with two-out singles in the second inning.

Florida State tied it in the top of the third on McQuade's two-run homer down the left field line. The home run was the sixth of the year for McQuade.

UM regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning when Danny Figueroa doubled and came around to score on Jim Burt's single to center.

After the Hurricanes added another run in the fourth to extend their lead to 4-2, FSU put up single runs in the fifth and sixth to tie the game again. McQuade knocked in his third run of the game with a single in the fifth and Matt Sauls had an RBI-single in the sixth.

Miami loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth and Adam Ricks drew a walk off FSU reliever Rhett James to plate a run. Paco Figueroa followed with a sacrifice fly to center to make it 6-4.

The Seminoles battled back to tie the game for the third time with two runs in the top of the seventh. After McQuade singled and Jerrod Brown reached on an error, Balkcom ripped a double down the left field line to pick up two RBIs.

UM regained the lead in the bottom of the eighth when Adam Ricks plated pinch-runner Joey Hooft with a sacrifice fly. McQuade had a career-high five hits for the Seminoles while Balkcom and Eddy Martinez-Esteve had two hits apiece. McQuade and Balkcom each had three RBIs.

FSU used a total of seven pitchers in the game. Kevin Lynch and Danield Hodges combined to hold UM scoreless over the final two frames. Hodges tied the FSU career record for appearances (116).

The six-game series moves to Tallahassee next weekend. Game times are set for 7:00 p.m. Friday, 7:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. Sunday. All three games will be televised live by Sunshine.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    3B        2  1  2   0  1  0  0  3
  Kevin Richmond        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Aaron Cheesman        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rhett James           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brandon Manasa        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Glen Simon            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  1   0  0  0 10  1
Tony McQuade            LF        5  2  5   3  0  0  2  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  0   0  1  0  5  0
Blake Balkcom           RF-CF     5  0  2   3  0  0  1  1
Chris Hart              2B-3B     3  1  1   0  2  0  4  2
Bryan Zech              DH-2B     5  0  1   0  0  0  4  3
Matt Sauls              CF-RF     5  0  1   1  0  3  4  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  1
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41  7 13   7  5  5 30 14
Opp                              39  7 15   7  4  8 30 13

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (14), Blake Balkcom 2 (7)
HR - FSU-Tony McQuade (6)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Eddy Martinez-Esteve (4), Tony McQuade (3), Blake Balkcom (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson                 3.2  6  4  4  3  2
Hunter Jones                    1.1  0  0  0  0  3
Rhett James                     0.1  3  2  2  1  0
Eddie Cannon                    1.2  1  0  0  0  1
Glen Simon                      0.0  0  1  1  0  0
Kevin Lynch                     2.0  2  0  0  0  2
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  3  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                            10.0 15  7  7  4  8
Opp                            10.0 13  7  5  5  5


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0
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7
13
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MIAMI
0
2
1
1
0
2
0
1
0
0
7
15
2
Attendance: 1,891

FLORIDA STATE 1, MIAMI 0
04/25/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 1 Florida State (37-6-1) gave No. 14 Miami (28-10-1) its' first shutout in 118 games Friday night in front of a season-high crowd of 4,705 at Dick Howser Stadium Friday night. Stephen Drew's leadoff home run on the second pitch of the game proved to be the game-winner. FSU starter Trent Peterson improved to 8-1 with the victory after working 6.2 scoreless innings. Peterson allowed only four hits, struck out five and walked two. The Seminoles are 7-0-1 in their last eight meetings with the Hurricanes.

Left-hander Daniel Hodges picked up his 11th save of the season with a scoreless ninth. The appearance was the 117th of his career, which set the Florida State all-time record. Hodges passed Zach Diaz, who appeared in 116 games from 1996-99.

The Seminoles scored their only run in the bottom of the first behind a solo home run by Drew. Drew took the second pitch of the game deep over the fence in right, his fifth home run of the season, to give FSU the only run it would need.

Kevin Lynch relieved Peterson and allowed one hit in one inning of work. Rhett James followed Lynch and retired the only batter he faced.

FSU second baseman Bryan Zech (2-for-2) was the only Seminole with more than one hit.

UM starter J.D. Cockroft (6-2) took the loss, allowing just one run in eight innings. Cockroft gave up five hits, struck out five and walked four.

Danny Figueroa (2-for-4) and Brian Barton (2-for-4) were responsible for four of Miami's seven hits.

The Hurricanes had not been shut out in 118 games. The Florida State pitching staff has recorded five shutouts this season.

The Seminoles and Hurricanes meet again Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Left-hander Matt Lynch (9-2, 3.73 ERA) is scheduled to face Hurricane left-hander Brandon Camardese (5-0, 4.82 ERA). The game will be televised live on Sunshine.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  1  1   1  1  2  4  5
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    DH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH-DH     3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Tony Richie             C         3  0  0   0  1  0  5  1
Tony McQuade            LF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  0   0  0  0 11  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Chris Hart              3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
Bryan Zech              2B        2  0  2   0  0  0  1  2
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  2
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  1  5   1  4  5 27 11
Opp                              32  0  7   0  2  5 24 10

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Bryan Zech (2)
HR - FSU-Stephen Drew (5)
SH - FSU-Bryan Zech (3)
SB - FSU-Matt Sauls (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (8-1)    6.2  4  0  0  2  5
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Rhett James                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Hodges        Sv(11)     1.0  2  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  0  0  2  5
Opp                  L          8.0  5  1  1  4  5


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MIAMI
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0
0
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0
7
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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
x
1
5
0
Attendance: 4,705

MIAMI 14, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/26/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 1 Florida State (37-7-1) lost to No. 14 Miami (29-10-1) for the first time this year, dropping a 14-3 decision in front 6,056 - the second largest crowd in Dick Howser Stadium history. The Hurricanes jumped out to a 9-2 lead after four innings and never looked back. The two teams meet for the final time on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Miami starter Brandon Camardese improved to 6-0 on the season, pitching 5.2 innings, while allowing three runs on seven hits, walking five and striking out three. FSU got five innings from starter Matt Lynch, who gave up eight hits and nine runs (one earned), while walking three and striking out two. Burt led the Hurricanes with three hits, including his eighth home run of the season and four RBIs.

Ryan Braun crushed the first pitch he saw from Lynch deep to left field for his team-high 10th home run and 45th RBI of the season.

Stephen Drew lined a single off Camardese's glove to open the bottom half of the first for FSU. Tony McQuade continued to hurt the Hurricanes, drilling a double off the right-center field wall that moved Drew to third base. Drew tied the score at 1-1, scoring on a sacrifice fly ball of the bat of Tony Richie.

With one out in the third inning Danny Figueroa doubled down the left field line. Adam Ricks drove him in with a lined single off the glove of Drew at shortstop.

Braun drew a walk and Jim Burt singled off the glove of second baseman Bryan Zech to load the bases. Erick San Pedro grounded to third base where FSU got the force out at second base, but Jerrod Brown dropped the throw at first. The error allowed Ricks and Braun to score and give UM a 4-1 lead.

FSU got a run back on the first pitch of the bottom of the third inning when Richie deposited a Camardese fastball over the left-field fence.

Gaby Sanchez scored on a double from Tom Shannon that FSU centerfielder Matt Sauls lost in the lights, to give UM a 5-2 lead.

After a walk to Ricks, the Hurricanes scored their sixth run of the night on a error by Drew at shortstop that allowed Shannon to stroll home. Burt then hit his ninth home run of the season, a three-run shot to left field that increased the Hurricanes lead to 9-2.

Miami plated four more runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by an RBI-double from Braun and Barton's fifth home run of the season, a three-run shot to left-center field.

The Seminoles added their third run of the night on a RBI-single from McQuade in the sixth inning, chasing Camardese from the game.

FSU and Miami will wrap up their six-game series on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium. Miami will send left-hander Alex Perez to the hill to face FSU left-hander Daniel Davidson.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  2  4
  Kevin Richmond        PH-SS     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tony McQuade            LF        5  0  3   1  0  0  3  0
Tony Richie             C         2  1  1   2  0  0  2  2
  Aaron Cheesman        PH-C      2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Glen Simon            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hunter Jones          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  0  2   0  1  0  3  0
  Chris Whidden         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Chris Hart              3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
  Brandon Manasa        3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        1  0  1   0  3  0  2  4
Danny Wardell           DH-1B     3  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Matt Lynch              P                            1  1
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Mark Sauls            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  3 10   3  6  6 27 12
Opp                              44 14 15  11  4  2 27 10

E - FSU-Stephen Drew (10), Jerrod Brown (8), Chris Hart (11), Bryan Zech (7), Matt Sauls (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tony McQuade (10), Blake Balkcom (8), Bryan Zech (3)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Richie (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Danny Wardell (2)
SF - FSU-Tony Richie (3)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           L (9-3)    5.0  8  9  1  3  2
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  4  4  4  0  0
Mark Sauls                      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  2  1  1  0  0
Glen Simon                      1.0  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 15 14  6  4  2
Opp                  W          9.0 10  3  3  6  6


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MIAMI
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0
3
5
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4
0
1
0
14
15
0
FLORIDA STATE
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0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
3
10
5
Attendance: 6,056

FLORIDA STATE 12, MIAMI 0
04/27/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 1 Florida State (38-7-1) scored seven runs in the first three innings to easily defeat No. 14 Miami (28-11-1) 12-0 in front of 5,394 fans on senior day at Dick Howser Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles bounced back from a 14-3 Saturday night defeat to finish the six-games series 4-1-1 against the Hurricanes. FSU starter Daniel Davidson improved to 7-0 and remained undefeated (13-0) in his Seminole career with the victory after working 5.1 scoreless innings. Davidson only allowed two hits, struck out three and walked two. The Seminoles are now 9-1-1 in their last 11 meetings with the Hurricanes.

FSU opened the game quickly with four runs in the bottom of the first. Stephen Drew led off the game with a double to right, Tony Richie was hit by pitch and Jerrod Brown walked to load the bases with one out. Miami third baseman Gaby Sanchez overthrew first base on Blake Balkcom's infield single to clear the bases. Bryan Zech continued to swing the bat well with a double to left to plate Balkcom and make it 4-0.

Florida State extended their lead to 6-0 on Richie's two-run homer in the second. McQuade reached on a fielder's choice and Richie followed with his ninth homer of the year, a two-run blast over the wall in left.

The Seminoles added another run in the third to up the lead to 7-0. Chris Hart drew a walk and advanced to third after a pair of singles from Zech and Aaron Cheesman. Hart scored from third as Zech attempted to steal second for the FSU's seventh run of the game.

McQuade belted his seventh home run, a two-run shot just inside the foul pole in right, to give the Seminoles a 9-0 lead in the fourth.

The Seminoles put up three more runs in the sixth to complete the scoring. Drew and McQuade drew walks to put runners on first and second. Richie followed with a double to right center to plate Drew as McQuade moved to third. Brown's sacrifice fly to center scored McQuade and advanced Richie to third. Daniel Wardell followed with another sacrifice fly to bring home Richie for the final run of the game.

Richie went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, three runs scored and three RBI to lead the Tribe offensively. Zech went 2-for-3 with a double and Drew went 1-for-1 with four walks and three runs scored.

Kevin Lynch (1.2 innings), Hunter Jones (1.0) and Daniel Hodges (1.0) finished off the shutout for the Seminoles.

Sunday was senior day for six Florida State players. Davidson, Hodges, Matt Lynch (Saturday's starter), Hart, Chris Whidden and Brown played their final regular season game at Dick Howser Stadium.

Miami starter Alex Perez (0-2) took the loss for the Hurricanes after giving up seven runs (six earned) in 2.2 ininings of work.

FSU will return to action next weekend (May 2-4) in Atlanta against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Game times are set for Friday at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 on Sunday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        1  3  1   0  4  0  0  6
Tony McQuade            LF        3  3  1   2  1  0  1  0
  Chris Whidden         PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Tony Richie             C         3  3  2   3  1  0  5  2
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  1  0   1  1  0 13  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Chris Hart              3B        3  1  0   0  1  2  0  5
Bryan Zech              2B        3  0  2   1  0  0  3  2
  Brandon Manasa        PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  1
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28 12  8   9  9  3 23 16
Opp                              29  0  4   0  2  4 24 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Bryan Zech (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (10), Tony Richie (19), Bryan Zech (4)
HR - FSU-Tony McQuade (7), Tony Richie (9)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (2)
SF - FSU-Jerrod Brown (6), Danny Wardell (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Bryan Zech (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson      W (7-0)    5.1  2  0  0  2  3
Kevin Lynch                     1.2  1  0  0  0  0
Hunter Jones                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  2  4
Opp                  L          8.0  8 12 11  9  3


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MIAMI
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4
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FLORIDA STATE
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2
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3
0
0
x
12
8
1
Attendance: 5,394

FLORIDA STATE 7, GEORGIA TECH 1
05/03/2003, ATLANTA, GA, First 2 1/2 innings played on 5/2/2003.
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ATLANTA, GA - Chris Hart had a two-run single to highlight a five run seventh inning as No. 2 Florida State (39-7-1, 12-4 ACC) to 7-1 win over No. 10 Georgia Tech (32-12, 11-5) on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium in the resumption of a game suspended on Friday night. The two teams will play the second game of the series later Saturday evening.

After being halted at 8:01 p.m. on Friday night due to rain and lightning, the game was resumed at 4:19 p.m. on Saturday afternoon with one out in the bottom of the third inning and the Seminoles leading, 1-0.

FSU left-hander Daniel Davidson (8-0), who entered the game when it was resumed in the bottom of the third inning on Saturday, earned the win after working 5.2 innings and allowing just one run. Starter Trent Peterson worked 2.1 scoreless innings Friday night before leaving when the game was halted. Eddie Cannon worked a scoreless ninth inning to close out the game, and trio of Seminole pitchers held the Yellow Jackets to just four hits.

Florida State scored the game's only run on Friday in the top of the third by loading the bases against Tech starter Kyle Bakker with a hit batsman and two walks. Tony McQuade bounced back to Bakker, but the lefthander threw to first instead of attempting to force the runner at home, allowing Aaron Cheesman to score. After an intentional walk to re-load the bases, Bakker then induced a double-play grounder from Jerrod Brown to end the inning.

The Seminoles extended the lead to 2-0 in the sixth inning with an unearned run off Tech reliever Aaron Walker. A walk to Tony Richie and a single from Jarrod Brown put runners on first and second bases with no outs. Blake Balkcom flew out and Walker appeared to work out of the jam by inducing a potential double play ground ball from Chris Hart, but third baseman Jake Hall threw wildly to second base which allowed Richie to score.

The Yellow Jackets broke up the shutout in the bottom of the sixth inning and cut the lead to 2-1. Tyler Greene legged out a bunt single with one out and moved to second base on Eric Patterson's sacrifice bunt. Jake Hall drove in Greene with a two-out RBI single to center field.

Florida State answered immediately with five runs in the top of the seventh to take control of the game with a 7-1 lead. Mark Sauls singled and Stephen Drew followed with a RBI triple to start the inning. Hart drove in two runs with a single, Balkcom added a RBI double and Brown drove in a run with a RBI groundout.

Tech starter Kyle Bakker (7-1) took the loss despite allowing just one run in three innings and leaving the game when it was suspended Friday night. The loss for Bakker was his first in 19 starts dating back to April, 26, 2002, and it snapped an 11 decision winning streak.

Georgia Tech and Florida State will continue the three-game series on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. FSU LHP Matt Lynch (9-3) will pitch Saturday night and LHP Trent Peterson (8-1) will come back and pitch Sunday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  1  1   1  2  0  3  2
Tony McQuade            LF        5  0  1   1  0  0  6  0
Tony Richie             C         2  2  0   0  3  0  7  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        5  1  1   1  0  1  4  3
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Chris Hart              3B        4  0  2   2  0  1  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  1   0  1  0  4  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  1
  Daniel Davidson       P                            2  1
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7  7   6  6  5 27  8
Opp                              28  1  4   1  4  7 27 10

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Blake Balkcom (9)
3B - FSU-Stephen Drew (6)
HBP - FSU-Aaron Cheesman (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (28)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson                  2.1  1  0  0  0  1
Daniel Davidson      W (8-0)    5.2  3  1  1  4  4
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  1  1  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0  7  7  5  6  5


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0
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5
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7
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GEORGIA TECH
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0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
4
3
Attendance: 3,261

GEORGIA TECH 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
05/03/2003, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ATLANTA, GA - Mike Nickeas' two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted No. 10 Georgia Tech (33-12, 12-5) to a 5-4 win over No. 2 Florida State (39-8-1, 12-5 ACC) on Saturday night at Russ Chandler Stadium in the second game of a three-game series. The Yellow Jackets and Seminoles, who have split the first two games of the series, remain tied for first place in the ACC standings ahead of third place NC State (13-7).

With the score tied at 4-4 after nine innings, Tech reliever Brian Burks (3-1) retired the side in order in the top of the 10th inning before the Yellow Jackets mounted their rally. Brandon Boggs drew a one out walk, Eric Patterson singled to center field and pinch hitter Cameron Lane legged out an infield single deep in the hole at short. Facing a bases loaded, one out situation, the Seminoles opted to use five infielders and two outfielders. Matt Murton hit a short pop up to the pitcher facing the unusual defense, but Nickeas lifted the Yellow Jackets to the 5-4 win when he laced a 1-0 pitch to left field for the game winning hit.

Burks earned the win in relief by retiring all six men he faced in the ninth and 10th innings, striking out four. Florida State reliever Kevin Lynch (2-1) took the loss after allowing the winning run in the 10th.

The Yellow Jackets broke through to take a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, sending nine batters to the plate and loading the bases three times. A single from Jake Hall and pair of walks to Patterson and Murton loaded the bases with one out before Nickeas drove in Patterson with the first run of the inning on a sacrifice fly to right field. Tech again loaded the bases when Clifton Remole drew a two-out walk, and Tyler Greene drove in Hall and Murton with a two out single up the middle. The Yellow Jackets loaded the bases for a third time when Jeremy Slayden walked, but FSU starter Matt Lynch escaped any further trouble by striking out Andy Hawranick to end the inning.

The Seminoles stormed back to take a 4-3 lead via the long ball. Blake Balkcom pulled the Seminoles to within 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning with a two-run homer, his third of the season. Jerrod Brown belted a two-run homer, his second of the year, to make the score 4-3 in the top of the sixth inning.

Tech had a chance to tie or take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, loading the bases with two outs after three walks, but FSU reliever Rhett James induced a groundout from Murton to work out of the jam.

The Yellow Jackets tied the score at 4-4 with an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Remole started the rally with a one-out single to left field. Tyler Greene followed with a ground ball to shortstop Stephen Drew, but Remole moved all the way to third base after Drew's throw sailed wide of second base. Slayden's RBI single to center field drove in Remole and tied the score.

Tech starter Micah Owings pitched well but did not figure in the decision. He worked eight innings to tie his career high and allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Tech's victory snapped a season-long five game losing streak.

Georgia Tech and Florida State will conclude the three-game series on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Live statistics can be found on the internet at www.ramblinwreck.com and www.seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  4  4
Tony McQuade            LF-CF     5  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Tony Richie             C         4  1  1   0  0  1 13  1
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  2  1   2  1  0  8  0
Blake Balkcom           RF-CF     4  1  2   2  0  0  1  0
Chris Hart              3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Bryan Zech              2B        4  0  1   0  0  2  1  1
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Derrick Smith         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF-RF     4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Brandon Manasa        RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  2
  Rhett James           P                            0  1
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  4  7   4  2  9 29 10
Opp                              36  5 10   5 11 13 30 10

E - FSU-Stephen Drew (11)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Sauls (8)
HR - FSU-Jerrod Brown (2), Blake Balkcom (3)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch                      4.1  4  3  3  7  4
Rhett James                     2.0  1  1  0  3  2
Hunter Jones                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Kevin Lynch          L (2-1)    2.1  4  1  1  1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             9.2 10  5  4 11 13
Opp                  W         10.0  7  4  4  2  9


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
2
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4
7
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GEORGIA TECH
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0
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0
0
0
1
0
0
1
5
10
0
Attendance: 3,463

FLORIDA STATE 12, GEORGIA TECH 7
05/04/2003, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ATLANTA, GA - Stephen Drew homered twice and drove in five runs to lead the second-ranked Florida State (40-8-1, 13-5 ACC) to a 12-7 win over No. 10 Georgia Tech (33-13, 12-6) on Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium in the rubber match of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series.

The Seminoles, who won two of three games in the series, moved into sole first place in the ACC standings. Georgia Tech and NC State (14-7 ACC) are tied for second place by percentage points, and the two schools will meet in two weeks in Atlanta following the Yellow Jackets' trip to Virginia next weekend. Florida State closes the regular season on the road at Maryland and Duke over the next two weeks.

FSU reliever Daniel Hodges (4-0) earned the win after shutting down Georgia Tech's hitters in what had become a wild offensive shootout in the middle innings. The southpaw held the Yellow Jackets scoreless over the final 4.1 innings, allowing just four base runners.

Tech reliever Andrew Kown (3-2) took the loss.

Florida State only outhit Georgia Tech, 11-10, but five of the Seminoles' hits left the yard for home runs, including two from Drew, an one each from Tony McQuade, Tony Richie and Blake Balkcom.

After the Seminoles took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning with a solo home run from McQuade, his eighth of the year, the Yellow Jackets erupted to four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 lead. Jeremy Slayden led off with a solo home run, his sixth of the year. Tyler Greene legged out an infield single and Eric Patterson reached on a throwing error from shortstop Stephen Drew before Matt Murton belted a two-out, three-run home run to right field, his 13th of the season. Mike Nickeas nearly gave the Yellow Jackets back-to-back home runs, but FSU right fielder Blake Balkcom stole the ball just over the top of the right field fence.

Florida State answered immediately with three runs in the top of the fourth inning to tie the score at 4-4. A hit batsman, walk and ground out put runners on second and third bases, and Bryan Zech drove in Jerrod Brown with a sacrifice fly to center field. Aaron Cheesman and Stephen Drew each followed with two-out doubles to drive in the last two runs of the inning and tie the game.

Tech then answered with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-4 lead on a sac fly from Slayden, a RBI double from Steve Blackwood and a RBI triple from Patterson. A pair of solo home runs from Tony Richie, his 10th of the year, and Balkcom, his fourth, pulled the Seminoles to within 7-6 in the top of the fifth inning.

Drew gave the Seminoles an 8-7 lead in the top of the sixth inning with a two-run homer, while his second home run of the game made the score 12-7 in the top of the seventh following a two-run single from Matt Sauls.

The Yellow Jackets had a chance to cut into the lead and get back into the game when they loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Hodges retired Patterson on a fly out to right field to end the threat. Hodges then retired the side in order in the bottom of the ninth inning to close out the game.

The game was a rematch of the Friday night starting pitchers in the series - Tech's Kyle Bakker and FSU's Trent Peterson - who only worked into the third inning on Friday before the game was suspended due to severe weather. Neither starter figured in the decision, as Bakker allowed four runs on two hits in 3.2 innings and Peterson surrendered seven runs, only four earned, on seven hits in 3.2 innings.

Murton's home run in the third inning, the 30th of his career, made him just the ninth player in Georgia Tech history to record at least 30 career home runs and 30 stolen bases.

The weekend series drew 10,655 fans to Russ Chandler Stadium, the largest three-game series total in stadium history and eclipsing the previous record of 8,701 against Miami in 1998. The Yellow Jackets, however, dropped a thee-game series at Russ Chandler Stadium for the first time since the facility was rebuilt prior to the 2002 season.

Georgia Tech returns to action on Tuesday when the Yellow Jackets visit Georgia State at 7 p.m. in a game that will be televised regionally on Comcast Sports Southeast. Live statistics can be found on the internet at www.ramblinwreck.com. Florida State visits Jacksonville on Tuesday at 6 p.m., and live statistics will be available on www.seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  2  3   5  1  0  4  5
Tony McQuade            LF        5  1  1   1  1  1  4  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  1   1  1  1  3  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  1  0   0  0  1  9  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  3  2   1  1  0  5  0
Chris Hart              3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  2
Bryan Zech              2B        3  0  1   1  0  2  0  2
Aaron Cheesman          DH        5  2  2   1  0  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  1   2  1  1  2  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  1
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 12 11  12  6  7 27 13
Opp                              36  7 10   7  2  3 27  9

E - FSU-Stephen Drew (12)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew (11), Aaron Cheesman (2)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (7), Tony McQuade (8), Tony Richie (10), Blake Balkcom (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown 2 (12), Blake Balkcom (7), Chris Hart (6)
SH - FSU-Chris Hart (5), Bryan Zech (4), Matt Sauls (6)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Bryan Zech (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Chris Hart (4), Bryan Zech (5)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson                  3.2  7  7  4  0  1
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  1  2
Daniel Hodges        W (4-0)    4.1  3  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  7  4  2  3
Opp                  L          9.0 11 12 12  6  7


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
1
3
2
2
4
0
0
12
11
1
GEORGIA TECH
0
0
4
3
0
0
0
0
0
7
10
0
Attendance: 3,931

FLORIDA STATE 11, JACKSONVILLE 3
05/06/2003, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - No. 1 Florida State (41-8-1, 13-5 ACC) scored five runs in the top of the fourth and cruised to a 11-3 win over Jacksonville (24-25, 15-15 A-SUN) in front of 2,076 fans at Alexander Brest Stadium in Jacksonville Tuesday night. Freshman RHP Mark Sauls (4-0, 2.16 ERA) picked up the win after working five scoreless innings and tied a career-high with eight strikeouts. The Seminole offense piled up a season-high 20 hits with four Seminole batters recording three hits.

The Seminoles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Stephen Drew singled to right and stole second before Tony McQuade's single put runners on the corners. Tony Richie followed with a two-run double to center to plate Drew and McQuade to give FSU the early lead.

Drew and McQuade led off the third inning with a pair of doubles as Drew scored the inning's only run to push the Seminole lead to 3-0.

FSU blew the game open with five runs in the fourth inning to make the score 8-0. Aaron Cheesman and Bryan Zech led off the fourth with back-to-back doubles, while McQuade, Richie, Jerrod Brown, Zech and Derrick Smith all recorded RBI hits in the frame.

Jacksonville scored their first runs of the game in the bottom of the sixth. Rob Hudson's two-run double to right scored Larry Best-Berfet and Gordie Gronkowski to cut FSU's lead to 8-2.

Drew hit his seventh triple of the season to score Smith who singled to lead off the seventh and Daniel Wardell's sacrifice fly to right plated Drew to give the Seminoles a 10-2 lead.

The Seminoles added another run in the eighth to make the score of 11-2. Smith's RBI double down the right line brought home Cheesman who reached on a throwing error by JU shortstop Orlando Diaz.

JU added one more run on Diaz's solo home run in the ninth for the final score of 11-3.

Four Seminoles (Drew 3-for-4, McQuade 3-for-3, Richie 3-for-6 and Smith 3-for-5) had three hits in the game to pace the Florida State offense.

Ryan Courson (1-4) took the loss for the Dolphins after giving up five runs on seven hits in three innings of work and only striking out two.

Florida State travels to Maryland this weekend, May 9-11, for a three-game series with the Terrapins. Game times are set for Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. FSU LHP Trent Peterson (8-1, 2.43 ERA) is scheduled to take the hill Friday night for the Seminoles.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  4  3   1  1  0  1  0
  Kevin Richmond        SS        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Tony McQuade            RF        3  2  3   2  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             DH        6  0  3   3  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        6  0  2   1  0  0  6  0
Chris Hart              3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
  Brandon Manasa        3B        3  0  2   0  0  1  0  1
Aaron Cheesman          C         5  2  2   0  1  0 11  1
Bryan Zech              2B        5  1  1   1  0  1  4  3
Derrick Smith           LF        5  2  3   2  0  1  1  0
Matt Sauls              CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              47 11 20  11  2  5 27  8
Opp                              35  3 10   3  0 11 27  9

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (12), Tony McQuade 2 (12), Tony Richie (20), Aaron Cheesman (3), Bryan Zech (5), Derrick Smith (11)
3B - FSU-Stephen Drew (7)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Bryan Zech (6)
SH - FSU-Matt Sauls (7)
SF - FSU-Danny Wardell (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (29)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls           W (4-0)    5.0  4  0  0  0  8
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  3  2  2  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  2  0  0  0  0
Hunter Jones                    2.0  1  1  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  3  3  0 11
Opp                  L          9.0 20 11 10  2  5


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FLORIDA STATE
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5
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2
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11
20
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JACKSONVILLE
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0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
3
10
2
Attendance: 2,076

FLORIDA STATE 15, MARYLAND 4
05/09/2003, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the Tallahassee Democrat, May 10, 2003, page 4C

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Tony McQuade went 3 for 4 with five RBIs, including a three-run home run in the eighth inning, Friday to help Florida State beat Maryland 15-4 in ACC baseball action.

Maryland (19-30, 6-15), which took two of three from North Carolina State last weekend, appeared as if it would do the same against FSU early. The Terrapins scored one run in the first when Ray Gemmill scored on a throwing error by Blake Balcom.

But the Seminoles (42-8-1, 14-5) answered with six runs in the third. McQuade singled in two runs, Jerrod Brown singled in another run, Aaron Cheesman hit an RBI double and Chris Hart singled in two more runs.

Hart, who has struggled lately, went 2 for 3 for the Seminoles, who also got a 3-for-5 outing from Cheesman. Jerrod Brown added three hits. Stephen Drew also had two hits.

Balkcom, whose error led to Maryland's first run, atoned for the miscue with a three-run shot in the ninth. FSU pushed across six runs in that inning, getting an RBI triple from Drew, an RBI double from Smith, an RBI single from Brandon Manasa in that inning.

Trent Peterson (9-1) shook off the early error to allow four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out five. Chris Clem (4-7) gave up three earned runs in six innings for the loss.

Will Frazier went 3 for 4 with one run for Maryland. The Terps also got a leadoff home run from Joe Sargent to spark a three-run fifth inning that brought the Terps within 6-4.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  3  2   1  2  0  1  3
Tony McQuade            LF        4  2  3   5  0  1  2  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-LF     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  1   0  1  1  5  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        6  2  3   1  0  1 11  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        6  1  2   3  0  1  3  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      5  2  3   1  1  1  1  0
Chris Hart              3B        3  0  2   2  0  1  1  1
  Eddy Martinez-Esteve  PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Brandon Manasa        3B        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        5  2  1   0  1  1  3  7
Matt Sauls              CF        5  2  2   0  0  2  0  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  1
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              46 15 21  15  5 10 27 12
Opp                              34  4 10   3  3  6 27  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Blake Balkcom 2 (3)
2B - FSU-Stephen Drew (13), Derrick Smith (12), Blake Balkcom (10), Aaron Cheesman 2 (5)
3B - FSU-Stephen Drew (8)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (9), Blake Balkcom (5)
HBP - FSU-Tony McQuade (3), Chris Hart (7)
SB - FSU-Tony Richie (3)
CS - FSU-Tony McQuade (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (9-1)    6.1  9  4  3  3  5
Kevin Lynch                     1.2  1  0  0  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  4  3  3  6
Opp                  L          9.0 21 15 11  5 10


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
6
0
0
0
0
3
6
15
21
2
MARYLAND
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0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
4
10
2
Attendance: 461

FLORIDA STATE 14, MARYLAND 6
05/10/2003, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - No. 1 Florida State (43-8-1, 15-5 ACC) put up five runs in the top of the first inning and scored in each of the next four innings to easily defeat Maryland (19-31, 6-16 ACC) by a final of 14-6 Saturday afternoon at Shipley Field. Bryan Zech and Matt Sauls, the No. 8 and No. 9 hitters in the order, combined for seven hits and six RBI to lead the 16-hit Seminole attack. FSU had a season-high 21 hits in last night's 15-4 victory over the Terps.

FSU jumped out to an early lead with five runs in the top of the first. Stephen Drew led off with a walk, Tony McQuade walked and Jerrod Brown reached on an error to load the bases. Blake Balkcom then knocked in two with a single to right. Aaron Cheesman made it 3-0 when he scored Brown from third on a suicide squeeze. Chris Hart was hit by a pitch and Bryan Zech cleared the bases with a two-run triple to right.

The two teams exchanged solo home runs in the bottom of the first and top of the second. Mike Costantino hit Matt Lynch's first pitch of the game over the fence in right to make it 5-1. McQuade hit his 10th homer of the year for the Seminoles in the second to push the FSU lead back to five.

In the top of the third inning, Balkcom singled and moved to second on a groundout before coming around to score on a Maryland fielding error.

Ray Gemmill's three-run homer to center with two outs in the bottom of the third brought the Terrapins to within three at 7-4.

The Seminoles scored two more runs in the fourth to make it 9-4. Matt Sauls led off the inning with a double off the wall in center and Drew picked up the RBI with a double to left. With the bases loaded and one away, Balkcom knocked in his third run of the game with a groundout.

FSU scored in its fifth straight inning when Zech doubled, stole third and scored on Sauls' single up the middle.

After UM scored a single run in the bottom of the sixth, the Tribe put up three more in the top of the seventh. Aaron Cheesman got things going with a double down the third base line and Zech followed with an RBI-single up the middle. Sauls ripped his fourth home run of the year over the fence in left to make it 13-5.

Maryland added a run in the seventh and FSU did the same in the eighth for the 14-6 final.

Florida State and Maryland complete the series Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        6  1  2   1  0  1  0  2
  Kevin Richmond        SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Tony McQuade            LF        1  2  1   1  3  0  6  0
  Derrick Smith         PR-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  1   0  0  1  6  0
  Kevin Lynch           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        6  1  0   0  0  0  5  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  2  2   3  0  1  1  0
  Danny Wardell         PH-RF     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      4  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
Chris Hart              3B        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brandon Manasa        3B-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Bryan Zech              2B        4  2  3   3  0  0  2  1
  Eddy Martinez-Esteve  PH-3B     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        5  2  4   3  0  1  1  0
Matt Lynch              P                            1  1
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42 14 16  13  3  5 27  7
Opp                              33  6  7   6  2  8 27 10

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (14), Aaron Cheesman (6), Bryan Zech (6), Eddy Martinez-Esteve (15), Matt Sauls (9)
3B - FSU-Bryan Zech (1)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tony McQuade (10), Matt Sauls (4)
HBP - FSU-Tony McQuade (4), Chris Hart (8)
SH - FSU-Brandon Manasa (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (30), Bryan Zech (6)
CS - FSU-Stephen Drew (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (10-3)   6.0  6  5  5  1  3
Rhett James                     1.0  1  1  1  1  3
Hunter Jones                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  6  6  2  8
Opp                  L          9.0 16 14  9  3  5


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FLORIDA STATE
5
1
1
2
1
0
3
1
0
14
16
0
MARYLAND
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0
3
0
0
1
1
0
0
6
7
3
Attendance: 449

FLORIDA STATE 17, MARYLAND 7
05/11/2003, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The Maryland Terrapins (19-32, 6-17 ACC) suffered a heartbreaking loss on Senior Day at Shipley Field, entering the ninth inning with a one-run lead and going home with a 17-7 loss at the hands of the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles (44-8-1, 16-5 ACC).

Senior ace Steve Schmoll broke the school single-season strikeout mark, passing Eric Milton's 118 with a punchout in the seventh inning. Schmoll gave the Terps seven strong innings after allowing five runs early.

Schmoll was in line for his fifth win of the season after Maryland's bats roared back in the bottom of the seventh for four runs, including a bases-loaded triple by sophomore Justin Maxwell and an RBI-single by redshirt freshman Brian Jarosinski.

The lead was short-lived. Reliever Chris Bowen allowed a run in the eighth to cut the deficit to one, and the Seminoles proceeded to tee off on subsequent Terrapin relievers to the tune of 11 runs.

Senior Matt Basinger, who bailed Bowen out of a jam in the eighth, took his first loss of the year.

It was the second game of the series that was close in late stages of the game but finished with the Seminoles ahead by a large margin. On Friday night, Maryland was down 6-4 in the eighth when Florida State scored nine runs in the eighth and ninth innings.

Maryland was also able to put up seven runs against a Florida State pitching staff with the fourth lowest earned run average in the nation. The Terps put up 27 hits and 17 runs off of Seminole pitching, including three off of today's starter, Daniel Davidson, just the 13, 14, and 15th runs he has allowed all season, and which raised his ERA from 1.81 to 2.08. Florida State hitting, however, has been on a roll, scoring 10 or more runs in each of their past five games.

Sophomore catcher Bobby Ryan continued his stellar play behind the plate, throwing out Bryan Zech on a stolen base attempt. Ryan has thrown out 5 of 11 would-be basestealers in the past 10 games, and added an RBI-groundout in today's game as well.

Sophomore Will Frazier went 2-for-5 with three runs score, and is 9-for-22 over his past six games. Maxwell went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, increasing his average to .313 and reaching 100 total bases for the year, while Jarosinski went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        6  3  3   1  0  0  3  6
Tony McQuade            LF        4  2  1   0  2  2  0  0
Tony Richie             C         6  1  3   3  0  2  5  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        3  3  1   2  2  1 13  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        6  2  2   2  0  1  2  0
Derrick Smith           DH        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Eddy Martinez-Esteve  PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Aaron Cheesman        PH-C      1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        4  1  2   2  1  0  3  5
Brandon Manasa          3B        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  2
  Chris Hart            PH-3B     1  1  0   1  1  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        5  2  3   4  0  1  1  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  1
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              43 17 19  16  6 11 27 14
Opp                              37  7 10   7  5  5 27  8

E - FSU-Stephen Drew (13), Blake Balkcom (4)
2B - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (16), Tony Richie (21)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Matt Sauls (2)
HR - FSU-Blake Balkcom (6), Bryan Zech (1), Matt Sauls (5)
HBP - FSU-Jerrod Brown (13)
CS - FSU-Bryan Zech (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson                 5.1  5  3  3  4  3
Kevin Lynch                     1.2  4  4  0  0  2
Daniel Hodges        W (5-0)    2.0  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  7  3  5  5
Opp                  L          9.0 19 17 17  6 11


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FLORIDA STATE
0
2
1
2
0
0
0
1
11
17
19
2
MARYLAND
0
0
0
2
0
1
4
0
0
7
10
0
Attendance: 630

FLORIDA STATE 11, DUKE 6
05/16/2003, DURHAM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

DURHAM, NC - The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles swept a doubleheader from the Duke Blue Devils Friday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field. FSU won Game One, 11-6, and Game Two, 12-7, to clinch their sixth Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship and the top seed in next week's league tournament.

Junior left fielder Tony McQuade hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Seminoles to victory in the first game of the day. Junior right fielder Blake Balkcom's two-run double highlighted a five-run first inning for the Seminoles while McQuade's grand slam in the sixth increased Florida State's lead to 10-2. Duke senior catcher Troy Caradonna was 2-for-3 with a team-high four RBIs to lead the Blue Devils and freshman shortstop Adam Murray had three hits in the game.

FSU left hander Trent Peterson (10-1) earned the win, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out nine in 5.0 innings. Senior right hander Jeff Alleva (3-7) took the loss after giving up five runs in the first inning.

Florida State struck early in Game Two with four runs in the second inning and five in the third en route to a 12-7 win over the Blue Devils.

FSU sent 10 batters to the plate in the second frame as it took a 4-0 lead. The 'Noles increased their lead to 9-0 with a five-run third inning, highlighted by sophomore shortstop Stephen Drew's three-run home run.

After the Seminoles made it a 12-0 game with three runs in the sixth inning, Duke cut the lead to 12-7 in the seventh inning. The Blue Devils scored seven runs in the seventh inning, capped by freshman third baseman John Berger's first career home run, a three-run shot with two outs.

Drew went 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs to lead all players in Game Two. Berger and freshman second baseman Michael Golom led Duke with two hits apiece.

Senior Matt Lynch (11-3) pitched five scoreless innings, striking out five, to pick up the win for FSU. Freshman Russell Durfee (0-4) took the loss for the Blue Devils, giving up four runs in 1.2 innings.

Duke (16-33, 2-20 ACC) and FSU (46-8-1, 18-5 ACC) conclude the series with a 1:30 p.m. game on Saturday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Tony McQuade            LF        4  3  3   5  0  1  1  0
  Derrick Smith         LF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C-DH      3  1  1   1  1  0  9  1
  Kevin Richmond        PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rhett James           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  1   1  0  0  5  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Danny Wardell         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      5  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Chris Hart              3B        3  1  1   1  1  1  1  1
  Brandon Manasa        3B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Bryan Zech              2B        3  2  2   0  1  0  2  2
Matt Sauls              CF        5  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  1
  Mark Sauls            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38 11 13  11  5  2 27  6
Opp                              36  6  9   6  1 13 27 16

E - Opp-1, FSU-Brandon Manasa (3)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Jerrod Brown (10), Blake Balkcom (11)
HR - FSU-Tony McQuade 2 (12)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jerrod Brown (14), Bryan Zech (7)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson       W (10-1)   5.0  4  2  2  0  9
Mark Sauls                      2.0  4  4  4  1  2
Matt DiBlasi                    0.0  1  0  0  0  0
Rhett James                     2.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  6  6  1 13
Opp                  L          9.0 13 11 10  5  2


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FLORIDA STATE
5
0
0
0
1
4
0
1
0
11
13
1
DUKE
0
0
0
2
0
3
1
0
0
6
9
1
Attendance: 347

FLORIDA STATE 12, DUKE 7
05/16/2003, DURHAM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

DURHAM, NC - The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles swept a doubleheader from the Duke Blue Devils Friday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field. FSU won Game One, 11-6, and Game Two, 12-7, to clinch their sixth Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship and the top seed in next week's league tournament.

Junior left fielder Tony McQuade hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Seminoles to victory in the first game of the day. Junior right fielder Blake Balkcom's two-run double highlighted a five-run first inning for the Seminoles while McQuade's grand slam in the sixth increased Florida State's lead to 10-2. Duke senior catcher Troy Caradonna was 2-for-3 with a team-high four RBIs to lead the Blue Devils and freshman shortstop Adam Murray had three hits in the game.

FSU left hander Trent Peterson (10-1) earned the win, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out nine in 5.0 innings. Senior right hander Jeff Alleva (3-7) took the loss after giving up five runs in the first inning.

Florida State struck early in Game Two with four runs in the second inning and five in the third en route to a 12-7 win over the Blue Devils.

FSU sent 10 batters to the plate in the second frame as it took a 4-0 lead. The 'Noles increased their lead to 9-0 with a five-run third inning, highlighted by sophomore shortstop Stephen Drew's three-run home run.

After the Seminoles made it a 12-0 game with three runs in the sixth inning, Duke cut the lead to 12-7 in the seventh inning. The Blue Devils scored seven runs in the seventh inning, capped by freshman third baseman John Berger's first career home run, a three-run shot with two outs.

Drew went 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs to lead all players in Game Two. Berger and freshman second baseman Michael Golom led Duke with two hits apiece.

Senior Matt Lynch (11-3) pitched five scoreless innings, striking out five, to pick up the win for FSU. Freshman Russell Durfee (0-4) took the loss for the Blue Devils, giving up four runs in 1.2 innings.

Duke (16-33, 2-20 ACC) and FSU (46-8-1, 18-5 ACC) conclude the series with a 1:30 p.m. game on Saturday.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  2  4   3  0  0  1  1
  Kevin Richmond        SS        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Tony McQuade            CF        2  0  0   1  3  2  1  0
Tony Richie             C         3  1  1   1  1  0  7  0
  Kevin Lynch           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hunter Jones          P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        5  2  2   2  0  0  6  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        5  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
Bryan Zech              2B        3  1  1   1  1  1  2  0
  Brandon Manasa        2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Chris Hart              3B        4  1  1   1  1  0  0  3
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      5  2  3   3  0  1  2  0
Danny Wardell           LF        2  2  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Derrick Smith         PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  0
  Glen Simon            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 12 14  12  6  6 27  6
Opp                              37  7  8   6  3  9 27  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Kevin Richmond 2 (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Blake Balkcom (12), Bryan Zech (7), Chris Hart (6), Danny Wardell (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Danny Wardell (4)
SB - FSU-Tony McQuade (21)
CS - FSU-Stephen Drew (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (11-3)   5.0  5  0  0  1  5
Glen Simon                      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Kevin Lynch                     0.0  2  5  3  2  0
Hunter Jones                    1.0  1  2  0  0  1
Rhett James                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  7  3  3  9
Opp                  L          9.0 14 12 12  6  6


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FLORIDA STATE
0
4
5
0
0
3
0
0
0
12
14
2
DUKE
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
7
8
1
Attendance: 347

FLORIDA STATE 15, DUKE 8
05/17/2003, DURHAM, NC, Regular Season ACC Champ
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

DURHAM, NC - Top-ranked Florida State defeated Duke, 15-8, on Saturday afternoon at Jack Coombs. After the Blue Devils rallied to make it an 8-7 game in the fifth inning, the Seminoles scored five runs in the seventh en route to their eighth consecutive victory.

The Seminoles jumped out to a 7-0 lead with three runs in the first inning, one in the second and three in the third. FSU took advantage of a hit batter and walk to take a 3-0 lead in the first frame, which was highlighted by Blake Balkcom's RBI-double. After increasing the lead to 4-0 in the second, the Seminoles scored three unearned runs in the third inning. Junior Bryan Zech hit a sacrifice fly and sophomore Stephen Drew had a two-run single in the inning.

Duke got on the board with three runs on three hits in the third inning, highlighted by sophomore Tim Layden's 14th double of the season. The Blue Devils made it a 7-5 game with a two-run fourth inning. Senior Troy Caradonna led off with a double, advanced to third on a single by freshman John Berger and scored on a bunt single by freshman Brian Hernandez. Berger scored the second run of the inning on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Senterrio Landrum.

After FSU scored a run on an RBI-single by Tony Richie in the top of the fifth, the Blue Devils responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame. Senior Brian Patrick led off with a double and scored on a single by Caradonna, who made it an 8-7 game when he scored on a groundout by Berger.

Florida State opened up the game with a five-run seventh inning. The Seminoles took advantage of a hit batter, two wild pitches and a Blue Devil error while tallying three hits. Senior Jerrod Brown punctuated the inning with his third home run of the year.

Senior Brian Patrick hit his third triple of the year and his second extra base hit of the day to lead off the bottom of the seventh. He scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Layden.

The 'Noles capped the scoring with two runs in the eighth inning. Senior Chris Hart walked and scored on a single by Drew and after being hit by a pitch, sophomore Danny Wardell scored on a fielder's choice by freshman Brandon Manasa.

Hernandez tied his career high and led all players with four hits in the game. Caradonna (3-for-4, two doubles) and Patrick (2-for-5, double, triple) each scored two runs and recorded two extra base hits in the final home game of their careers. Four players tallied two hits apiece for FSU.

Sophomore Kevin Lynch (3-1) picked up the win pitching two scoreless innings in relief. Layden (0-7) took the loss, giving up seven runs (three earned) in 3.0 innings pitched.

Duke (16-34, 2-21 ACC) will face Maryland (20-32, 6-17 ACC) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the ACC Tournament in Salem, Va. Florida State (47-8-1, 19-5 ACC), which won the regular season ACC championship, will play the winner of the Duke-Maryland game on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        3  2  2   3  1  1  1  4
Tony McQuade            CF        3  2  2   1  2  1  1  0
  Brandon Manasa        PH-LF     1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             DH-C      5  0  1   2  0  2  3  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        5  1  2   2  1  1 12  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        6  2  2   1  0  0  0  1
Bryan Zech              2B        5  0  0   1  0  1  2  3
Aaron Cheesman          C         4  2  2   0  0  0  6  1
  Hunter Jones          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kevin Richmond        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Sauls            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Chris Hart              3B        1  4  1   0  3  0  1  4
Danny Wardell           LF-CF     3  2  1   0  0  0  1  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              38 15 13  11  7  6 27 16
Opp                              38  8 14   7  2  7 27 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (14)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Blake Balkcom (13), Danny Wardell (4)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Blake Balkcom (1)
HR - FSU-Jerrod Brown (3)
HBP - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (3), Chris Hart (9), Danny Wardell (5)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Danny Wardell (3)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (4), Bryan Zech (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Blake Balkcom (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson                 4.0  9  7  5  1  5
Kevin Lynch          W (3-1)    2.0  1  0  0  0  0
Hunter Jones                    1.0  2  1  1  1  0
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 14  8  6  2  7
Opp                  L          9.0 13 15 14  7  6


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FLORIDA STATE
3
1
3
0
1
0
5
2
0
15
13
1
DUKE
0
0
3
2
2
0
1
0
0
8
14
2
Attendance: 274

FLORIDA STATE 13, DUKE 0
05/22/2003, ACC, Salem, Va
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

SALEM, VA - No. 1 Florida State (48-8-1, 20-5 ACC) pounded out 14 hits en route to a 13-0 victory over Duke (17-35, 3-22 ACC) in the opening round of the ACC Tournament. Starter Matt Lynch (12-3) tied a season-high with seven strikeouts, while going a season-long eight innings to pick up his 12th win of the season. Lynch only allowed five hits with one walk in the win. Tony McQuade led the Seminole offense going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. The Seminole offense has recorded double digit runs and hits in nine consecutive games.

FSU jumped out to 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a pair of errors from the Duke infield. Stephen Drew singled, moved to second as McQuade was walked before advancing to third on Tony Richie's fly out to right field. Jerrod Brown reached on a fielding error by Duke second baseman Michael Golom, scoring Drew from third. Blake Balkcom also reached on a fielding error that went through the legs of the first baseman and moved to second as the ball rolled into right field bringing home McQuade from second and pushing Brown to third. Chris Hart's sacrifice fly to center field plated Brown for the third run of the inning.

The Seminoles added three more runs in the fourth to make the score 6-0. Bryan Zech singled to left and Aaron Cheesman was hit by pitch to put runners at first and second. Daniel Wardell's RBI single to left scored Zech for the game's fourth run. With one out, McQuade's two RBI double down the right field line plated Cheesman and Wardell for the six run lead. Zech led off the sixth inning with a single back to the pitcher. Wardell followed with his third home run of the season, a deep shot over the left field wall to make the score 8-0.

Florida State put a single run on the board in the seventh on Cheesman's RBI double to right center to score Hart who singled to left to start the inning. FSU scored four more runs in the eighth in what proved to be the final score of 13-0. Balkcom's two-run homer to center highlighted the inning as Richie and Brown each had an RBI in the frame.

Four Seminoles had multi-hit performances on the afternoon. McQuade (3-for-4), Richie (2-for-4), Zech (2-for-5) and Wardell (2-for-4) paced the Florida State offense.

Blue Devil starter Russell Durfee took the loss for Duke after allowing eight runs (six earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work.

Florida State will play North Carolina Tar Heels (38-19, 14-11 ACC) in the second round on Friday, May 23. The Tar Heels downed Clemson in their opening round match-up by a score of 10-2. LHP Trent Peterson (10-1, 2.61 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Seminoles.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  1   0  0  0  1  4
Tony McQuade            CF        4  2  3   2  1  0  2  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  2   1  0  0  7  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR-2B     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  2  1   2  1  1  7  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  1   2  0  0  5  0
Chris Hart              3B        3  1  1   1  0  0  2  3
  Brandon Manasa        PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        5  2  2   0  0  1  2  2
  Eddie Cannon          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Aaron Cheesman          DH-C      3  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Danny Wardell           LF        4  2  2   3  0  1  0  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 13 14  12  2  3 27 10
Opp                              31  0  6   0  2  8 24  9

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (13), Tony Richie (22), Jerrod Brown (11), Aaron Cheesman (7)
3B - FSU-Tony McQuade (3)
HR - FSU-Blake Balkcom (7), Danny Wardell (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Blake Balkcom (8), Aaron Cheesman (4)
SF - FSU-Tony Richie (5), Chris Hart (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (12-3)   8.0  6  0  0  2  7
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  0  0  2  8
Opp                  L          8.0 14 13 10  2  3


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DUKE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
4
FLORIDA STATE
3
0
0
3
0
2
1
4
x
13
14
0
Attendance: 1,759

NORTH CAROLINA 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/23/2003, ACC, Salem, Va
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

SALEM, VA - No. 1 Florida State (48-9-1) lost a 10-inning to contest to North Carolina (39-19) by a final score of 3-2 in the second round of the ACC Tournament Friday. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Chad Prosser singled and moved to second on a Jeremy Cleveland base hit, before scoring on Sean Farrell's game-winning single through the left to side. FSU catcher Tony Richie led the Seminoles offensively with three hits while also throwing out a pair of UNC runners and picking off another.

The Seminoles got on the board first to take an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Aaron Cheesman's suicide squeeze scored Jerrod Brown, who led off the inning with a single up the middle.

UNC tied the game at one in the bottom of the second. Farrell led off the inning with a bunt single and scored on Chris Iannetta's RBI double.

Freshman Danny Wardell, getting the start in the outfield with Matt Sauls out with an injury, hit a solo home run in top of the fifth to give FSU a 2-1 lead. Wardell, who entered the ACC Tournament with two homers on the season, has now doubled that total after homering against Duke in the opening round game as well.

The Tar Heels once again tied it up with a run in the sixth inning as Farrell doubled and scored on single by Sammy Hewitt.

After back-to-back singles by Prosser and Cleveland in the 10th, Richie picked off Cleveland from first for the first out of the inning. Farrell's single through the left side came on a 1-2 pitch from reliever Rhett James (0-3), who took the loss.

Seminole starter Trent Peterson (10-1) pitched well in the no-decision, allowing just two runs on six hits in eight innings. Peterson struck out nine and walked two.

UNC's Whitley Benson (3-2) earned the victory with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief. Benson allowed just one hit. Benson entered the game with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth and got Chris Hart to pop up and Cheesman to ground out to keep the game tied at two. Starter Adam Kalkhof held FSU to two runs on eight hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking one.

Florida State will face take on Virginia Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. in an elimination game. A complete bracket with updated game times and results is available at theacc.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  0  0   0  0  0  2  3
Tony McQuade            CF        5  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Tony Richie             C         5  0  3   0  0  0 10  3
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  1   0  0  1 12  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  0  2   0  1  1  1  0
Chris Hart              3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  4
Danny Wardell           LF        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  1
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  2 10   2  2  4 28 13
Opp                              37  3 10   3  2 10 30 14

E - FSU-Stephen Drew (15), Bryan Zech (9)
2B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Danny Wardell (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Jerrod Brown (3), Chris Hart (6), Aaron Cheesman (2), Bryan Zech (5)
SB - FSU-Tony Richie (4)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson                  8.0  6  2  2  2  9
Rhett James          L (0-3)    1.1  4  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.1 10  3  3  2 10
Opp                  W         10.0 10  2  2  2  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
10
2
NORTH CAROLINA
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
3
10
0
Attendance: 2,524

FLORIDA STATE 2, VIRGINIA 0
05/24/2003, ACC, Salem, Va
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

SALEM, VA - No. 1 Florida State (49-9-1) shutout Virginia (29-25) by a final score of 2-0 in an elimination game of the ACC Tournament Saturday Morning. Tony Richie's RBI single, scoring Drew, in the third inning proved to be the game winner. Starter Daniel Davidson (9-0) picked up the win after working 7.2 scoreless innings and only allowing three hits. Davidson tied a career-high with seven strikeouts and retired 21 of the last 23 batters he faced. Daniel Hodges picked up his 12th save of the season after pitching the final 1.1 innings.

The Seminoles scored the game's first run, which proved to be the game winner, to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. Stephen Drew singled to center and moved to second on a wild pitch. Tony McQuade's groundout to the shortstop advanced Drew to third before Tony Richie's game winnings RBI single through the left side plated Drew.

FSU increased its lead to 2-0 in the sixth. Blake Balkcom doubled to left, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt from Jerrod Brown and Chris Hart's sacrifice fly scored Balkcom for the inning's only run.

Blake Balkcom led the Seminoles offensively, going 2-for-3 with one run scored.

Hodges recorded his 31st career save which moves him just one behind Ricky Kimball's (1988-91) career mark of 32 as FSU's all-time save leader.

Virginia's Andrew Dobies took the loss after allowing two runs on six hits in 6.2 innings of work. Dobies struck out three Seminole batters and walked four.

Florida State will next face N.C State who is playing North Carolina in the winners bracket. If N.C. State defeats North Carolina, FSU and N.C. State will face off no earlier than 8:00 p.m. tonight and will be televised live on Sunshine. If North Carolina wins, the Seminoles and Wolfpack will play their game on Sunday morning. A complete bracket with updated game times and results is available at theacc.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  6
Tony McQuade            CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         3  0  1   1  1  1  8  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        3  1  2   0  1  1  1  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  0  0   0  1  0 15  0
Chris Hart              3B        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  2
Danny Wardell           LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Bryan Zech              2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Aaron Cheesman          DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  4
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  7   2  5  5 27 14
Opp                              33  0  6   0  1  8 24  5

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (14), Blake Balkcom (14)
SH - FSU-Jerrod Brown (4)
SF - FSU-Chris Hart (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson      W (9-0)    7.2  3  0  0  1  7
Kevin Lynch                     0.0  1  0  0  0  0
Daniel Hodges        Sv(12)     1.1  2  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  0  0  1  8
Opp                  L          8.0  7  2  2  5  5


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Attendance: 2,328

FLORIDA STATE 17, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6
05/24/2003, ACC, Salem, Va
From the Tallahassee Democrat, May 25, 2003, page 1C, by Steve Ellis

SALEM VA - Florida State is determined to delay that dreaded 12-14-hour bus ride home as long as possible.

The top-seed Seminoles, one loss away from elimination, won twice Saturday to stay alive in the ACC Tournament.

FSU whipped previously undefeated North Carolina State 17-6 late Saturday night but must win two games today to earn its fourth ACC Tournament title. FSU, the nation's No. 1 team, will play today at 1 p.m. against either Georgia Tech or North Carolina for the chance to face the Wolfpack in the championship game at 4:30 p.m.

The Wolfpack (42-15) entered Saturday's nightcap as the only undefeated team after defeating North Carolina 7-6 on an 11th-inning home run from Chad Orvella. But the only league team to take a series against FSU this season ran into a hot-hitting club Saturday night. The Seminoles rallied from an early 2-0 deficit with one of its most impressive offensive displays this season and picked up a clutch relief effort from Rhett James to breeze to its 50th victory. It is the 21st time under Mike Martin and the ninth time in the past 10 seasons that FSU has accomplished that feat.

FSU, reminiscent of its offense in the eight games leading to the tournament, collected 13 hits in the first five innings and finished with 18. The Seminoles (50-9-1) chased starter Brandon Shipwash (1-1) with five consecutive hits in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead. But it was in the fifth when FSU poured it on with 10 runs off seven hits, including a three-run, 400-plus-foot shot by Blake Balkcom. Chris Hart and Stephen Drew added doubles in that inning.

And it wasn't just the hitting.

Starter Mark Sauls, in his first start since May 6, was effective with his change-up as well as his fastball in allowing only four hits and two runs, both unearned.

But after loading the bases in the fourth with two outs, Rhett James (1-3) was brought in to strike out right-handed power hitter Justin Riley, who has 16 home runs. James gave up no hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

Matt DiBlasi pitched the final three innings for his first career save.

The only blemish for the Seminoles was a rare two-error performance by Drew at shortstop. It was just the third time at FSU that the sophomore committed two errors in a game.

It didn't matter, as FSU won easily with six Seminoles contributing two or more hits. Bryan Zech, Jerrod Brown and Tony Richie led the way with three hits each.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  1   1  0  1  0  4
  Matt DiBlasi          P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tony McQuade            CF        5  2  1   0  2  3  0  0
Tony Richie             C         4  3  3   1  2  0  8  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        6  2  2   3  0  1  3  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  4  3   4  2  0 12  0
Chris Hart              3B        4  1  2   2  0  2  0  1
  Brandon Manasa        3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
Danny Wardell           LF        5  1  2   1  1  1  1  0
Bryan Zech              2B        6  2  3   2  0  0  2  3
Aaron Cheesman          DH        2  0  0   1  1  1  0  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR-SS     3  1  1   0  0  1  0  1
Mark Sauls              P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              46 17 18  15  9 10 27 12
Opp                              34  6  8   6  6  8 27  8

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (17)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (17), Blake Balkcom (15), Jerrod Brown (12), Chris Hart (7), Danny Wardell (5), Bryan Zech (8)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Blake Balkcom (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (4)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (6)
SB - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (32), Tony McQuade (22), Tony Richie (5), Jerrod Brown (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls                      3.2  4  2  0  4  3
Rhett James          W (1-3)    2.1  0  0  0  1  2
Matt DiBlasi         Sv(1)      3.0  4  4  4  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  6  4  6  8
Opp                  L          9.0 18 17 16  9 10


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GEORGIA TECH 10, FLORIDA STATE 7
05/25/2003, ACC, Salem, Va
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

SALEM, VA - Mike Mikeas lined a two-run double just inside the left field line Sunday, highlighting a six-run ninth inning and lifting Georgia Tech over Florida St. 10-7 and into the ACC championship - Tech's third game of the day.

Georgia Tech was to play North Carolina State for the title Sunday night.

The Yellow Jackets (43-16), who had already beaten North Carolina in the first game, rallied in the most improbable way - against Seminoles' closer Daniel Hodges and with a huge assist from shortstop Stephen Drew.

The Yellow Jackets came to bat in the ninth to face Hodges, who had allowed five runs all year and converted 12 of 13 save opportunities.

Having put together big innings all tournament, the second seeds did it again, starting with a single by Tyler Greene. An out later, Eric Patterson singled and Steven Blackwood walked to load the bases.

Hodges (5-1) then got Matt Murton to hit a potential game-ending double play grounder to short, but Drew fielded it near second and seemed unsure whether to flip to second baseman Bryan Zech or take it himself.

He did neither, bobbling the ball as a run scored.

Clifton Remole's grounder to first brought another run home, and Mickeas lined his double, giving the Yellow Jackets an 8-7 lead.

Jeremy Slayden's triple to center scored Mickeas, and Micah Owings laced a single up the middle, scoring Slayden to finish the scoring.

Brian Burks (5-1), who pitched the last 5 2/3 innings, retired the side in order, finishing off a string of 10 straight Seminoles.

The defending tournament champions fell to 50-10-1.

The Yellow Jackets got within 7-4 in the seventh when Greene drew a walk and Patterson singled with one out. Murton doubled to center with two outs, and both runners scored when Tony McQuade bobbled the ball.

Remole then flied out to strand Murton at second.

The Seminoles led 4-2 when they scored three times in the sixth.

Christ Hart singled and Daniel Wardell was hit by a pitch to start it, and Bryan Zech sacrificed both runners up. Kevin Richmond then hit a squib in front of the plate, and Burks initially bobbled the ball, missing a chance to get Hart, but salvaged an out by nipping Richmond at first.

Drew followed with a two-run homer, making it 7-2.

The Yellow Jackets, playing about 30 minutes after beating North Carolina 10-6 in the first game, fell behind 4-0 against Glen Simon, who started despite pitching only four innings since his last start March 26.

In the fifth, doubles to begin the inning by Owings and Greene knocked out Simon. Greene then made the risky move of stealing third while trailing pay off, scoring as Patterson grounded out to second.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  2  1   2  1  0  1  0
Tony McQuade            CF        4  0  0   0  1  3  5  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  0   1  0  1  6  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  1
Chris Hart              3B        4  2  2   1  0  0  2  1
Danny Wardell           LF        3  2  1   0  0  1  3  0
Bryan Zech              2B        2  0  1   0  1  0  5  2
Kevin Richmond          DH        4  0  0   2  0  0  0  0
Glen Simon              P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7  7   6  3  5 27  4
Opp                              39 10 12   9  5  6 27 17

E - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (18), Tony McQuade (1)
2B - Opp-4
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Stephen Drew (9)
HBP - FSU-Danny Wardell (6)
SH - FSU-Bryan Zech (6)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (23)
CS - FSU-Tony McQuade (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Glen Simon                      4.0  4  2  2  2  0
Hunter Jones                    3.0  3  2  1  2  3
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Daniel Hodges        L (5-1)    1.0  5  6  1  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12 10  4  5  6
Opp                  W          9.0  7  7  6  3  5


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Attendance: 2,090

FLORIDA STATE 6, JACKSONVILLE 0
05/30/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State opened regional play Friday night in Tallahassee by downing intra-state rival Jacksonville (32-29) 6-0 in front 5,440 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Senior Matt Lynch, a Ft. Pierce, FL native, was dominant for the top-seeded Seminoles (51-10-1) as he improved to 13-3 on the season by throwing his first shutout of 2003. Jerrod Brown led FSU at the plate going 2 for 4 with three RBIs and a home run. The win was Florida State's 10th straight opening round victory in regional play and marked the 17th time in 18 years FSU has opened NCAA postseason play with a win.

"Obviously, I am very, very proud of each and every one on of our players, the way we got it done. I feel very excited right now. That was a big win for us," said Florida State head coach Mike Martin. "When you have a bunch of winners you don't hesitate doing what you feel needs to be done in a situation. These young men worked very hard at the bunting game. I thought that getting on the board quickly like we did was a big lift for our baseball team."

Lynch had his best outing of the year as he pitched his first complete game, recorded his first shutout and allowed only three hits, equaling a season-best, which came in six innings versus Charleston Southern February 28. The southpaw has now gone 22.2 innings without allowing a run. After giving up a two-out double in the first, the leftie retired 21 straight batters before an eighth-inning double ended the run. Overall, Lynch struck out eight Dolphins and didn't allow a single walk.

"We ran into a buzz saw tonight. Lynch was as good as you can possibly be. He had great command and fell behind very few hitters," said Jacksonville head coach Terry Alexander. "I think it was more of a great performance by him (Lynch) than it was a poor performance by us."

"Early in the game I was able to get ahead with my slider, and once I did that, I was working my fastball and getting a ball or two off the plate, and once Tony (Richie) caught a hold of that, I just went from there," said Lynch. "Everything was just clicking after that. I just wanted to give our team a win and get this weekend started correctly."

Florida State scored early as the national number one seed jumped on top of Jacksonville 1-0. Shortstop Bryan Zech started the home half of the first off by doubling to right field, his ninth two-bagger of the year. Zech advanced to third on a groundout and then came home on Tony Richie's double to center field. The RBI was the junior catcher's 70th of the season.

In the bottom of the second, Florida State added another run. For the second consecutive inning, FSU recorded a lead-off hit as Chris Hart started the bottom of the frame with a single. After moving up to second on a passed ball, Hart advanced to third on Daniel Wardell's sac bunt. The Seminoles then tried to squeeze the run home as Matt Sauls laid down the bunt. JU was unable to get Hart out at the plate as the throw from starter Darren Truty (6-6) sailed past home plate. The suicide squeeze put the Seminoles up 2-0.

Zech led off the third with another lead-off hit, this time a single. He was followed by Richie who recorded his second hit of the game as the catcher's single put runners on first and second with one out. Jerrod Brown then knocked a two-out single into left plating Hart and adding to the FSU lead. It was the third straight inning FSU's lead-off hitter reached base and came around to score.

The Seminoles broke the game open in the fifth as they added three more runs on a Blake Balkcom double and Brown's fourth home run of the year. The rally started with two outs as Richie registered his third hit, this one a single to right. It was Richie's fourth three-hit game in his last six outings. Balkcom then laced a double down the right field line plating Richie with the Tribe's fourth run. The hit extended the junior's hit streak to 17 games. Brown followed Balkcom by going yard as he launched a shot over the 30 foot wall down the right field line. The two-run homer put FSU in front 6-0.

Florida State next faces South Alabama Saturday, May 31 at 3:00 p.m. in a winner's bracket game. The Seminoles lead the all-time series with the Jaguars 32-24-1. Jacksonville and Rutgers will fight for their postseason life tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. The two schools have played once before and the Dolphins hold a 1-0 lead in the series.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Bryan Zech              SS        4  2  2   0  0  0  2  2
Tony McQuade            LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Tony Richie             C         4  1  3   1  0  0  8  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  1   1  0  2  3  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  2   3  0  0  7  1
Chris Hart              3B        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  2
Danny Wardell           DH        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   1  0  0  3  0
Brandon Manasa          2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Matt Lynch              P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6 10   6  2  4 27  6
Opp                              30  0  3   0  0  8 25  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Richie (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Bryan Zech (9), Tony Richie (23), Blake Balkcom (16), Danny Wardell (6)
HR - FSU-Jerrod Brown (4)
SH - FSU-Danny Wardell (4), Matt Sauls (8)
CS - FSU-Matt Sauls (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           W (13-3)   9.0  3  0  0  0  8
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  0  8
Opp                  L          8.0 10  6  5  2  4


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Attendance: 5,440

SOUTH ALABAMA 8, FLORIDA STATE 6
05/31/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The second-seeded South Alabama Jaguars (42-17) stunned No. 1 national seed Florida State (51-11-1) in a winner's bracket game at the 2003 Tallahassee Baseball regional. The victory was the Jaguar's third over FSU in the last four meetings between the teams. This is the first time since 1998 that USA has won its first two games of a regional and that came before the new Super Regional format.

"I thought that was an outstanding college baseball game that was dominated by pitching early on both sides by Clark Girardeau and Trent Peterson. And it was just tough to get a run," said South Alabama head coach Steve Kittrell. "Finally we broke loose and jumped on top. Mulhern's home run really gave us a boost and it was a great game. And then Florida State, we knew they would make a run at us, and they did. I am just thankful that Cole clutched up with a big home run and some other guys had some big singles in that inning to make that happen."

Cole Craig (Mill Creek, WA) led USA at the plate as the right fielder drove in three runs including the game-winner on a home run in the bottom of the eighth. Jaguar pitchers Clark Girardeau (Mobile, AL) and reliever Bert Heath (Jackson, AL) held the Seminoles at bay most of the afternoon. Girardeau pitched 7.1 innings, struck out four batters, walked seven and allowed four runs, three of which were earned. He held the Seminoles scoreless through five innings. Heath (6-1) closed the game and earned the victory by pitching 1.2 innings, striking out one batter and allowing two runs and one earned run. Daniel Hodges took the loss in relief as his record fell to 5-2.

"That one hurt. South Alabama deserved to win the ballgame, they got it done," said FSU head coach Mike Martin. "The key to the ballgame was the outstanding job their pitcher did. He was literally dominating. He just did a number on us. We got back into it and he kept making quality pitches."

The Jaguars scored the game's first run in the bottom of the third. On top of out hitting No. 1 national seed FSU 6-0 through three innings, USA cashed in with a two-out RBI. Josh Touchstone's (Pensacola, FL) RBI single plated Craig who drew a one-out walk off FSU starter Trent Peterson (10-1). South Alabama looked to add another run as Jason Gross (Mobile, AL) attempted to score on Adam Lind's (Anderson, IN) shallow single to right. Florida State junior Blake Balkcom (Chipley, FL) came up gunning and threw out Gross at home to end the inning.

Florida State didn't record its first hit of the game until the fifth inning when Miami's Eddy Martinez-Esteve singled to right field off USA starter Girardeau. The junior right-hander from Mobile, AL got into trouble with the next hitter as he walked Chris Hart (Clearwater, FL) on four straight pitches. Girardeau then K'ed his fourth batter of the game for the first out of the fifth and USA then turned a double play as it continued to hang on to its 1-0 lead.

South Alabama touched up Peterson again in the bottom of the fifth as the Jags added two more runs and broke out to a 3-0 lead. USA's all-time home run leader Ryan Mulhern (Highlands Ranch, CO) sent a shot over the fence in straight away center that traveled over 400 feet. The senior has now hit 19 homers and is only two HRs shy of equaling the single season record at USA. Mulhern is in the midst of a huge weekend as he started the regional going 4 for 5 with three RBIs and three runs scored in the Jags opening round win.

In the top of the sixth, Girardeau walked back-to-back Seminoles to start the inning as FSU looked to get back in the game. With two on and nobody out, Florida State sent its 3-4-5 hitters to the plate. Johnny Bench Award semi-finalist Tony Richie (Jacksonville, FL) cashed in immediately as he singled home a run on the first pitch he saw. That was all Girardeau would allow though as a double play and a ground out ended the Tribe's threat.

For the third straight inning, FSU put its lead-off hitter on as Martinez-Esteve started an inning with a hit, the second time he had done that in the game. The freshman moved to second on a wild pitch before USA's Girardeau retired the next two hitters. The junior once again worked his way out of a jam as the game moved into the home half of the seventh.

Peterson started the seventh and recorded the first out of the inning before giving way to Rhett James (Pensacola, FL). Peterson ended the day going 6.1 innings, with nine strike outs and just two walks. He allowed nine hits and all three of his runs were earned.

With just five outs remaining before top-seeded FSU fell into the loser's bracket, the Seminoles mounted another comeback bid as they put two runners on and brought the potential go-ahead run to the plate. Girardeau walked the bases loaded bringing up Martinez-Esteve who was already 2 for 3 on the day. Before the Miami native could even lift the bat off his shoulder, a balk was called plating the Tribe's second run of the game. The run didn't stand though as USA head coach Steve Kittrell came out to argue the call and all the runners were returned to their previous base. Kittrell then went to his bullpen in hopes of ending the Seminole rally as junior Heath entered the game. After a 25 minute delay that cleared the field as the umpires consulted the rule book, FSU made its move scoring four runs without the ball leaving the infield. It started with a bases loaded walk and then an infield error allowed two more Seminoles to score. The Tribe then added to the lead on a successful suicide squeeze that put FSU in front 5-3.

South Alabama put the pressure back on the Tribe immediately in the bottom of the frame as reliever Daniel Hodges (Hillard, FL) gave up back-to-back singles and a walk to load the bases with no outs. After striking out the next hitter, senior Brett Parker (Mobile, AL) closed the gap with an RBI single to right field as USA moved within a run at 5-4. The Jaguar's next hitter then tied the game as T.J. Touchstone's fielder's choice plated Adam Lind. That opened the door for Craig's heroics as the senior belted a three run homer over the wall in left and into the USA bullpen as the game moved into the final inning with the Jags back in front 8-5.

In its last at bat, Florida State once again fought back. After a lead-off walk, Jerrod Brown (Auburndale, FL) laced an RBI double off the screen in right center to cut the USA lead down to 8-6. Heath got the next hitter and then finished off the improbable win with a strike out.

The Seminoles now must try to stave off elimination tonight as they face the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers defeated Jacksonville earlier in the day to stay alive in the double elimination regional. Florida State and Rutgers have met just one time and FSU won that game played in 1966. The last time FSU lost a regional game was 2000 and FSU came back through the loser's bracket and eventually wound up in the College World Series.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        4  1  0   0  1  0  1  1
Tony McQuade            LF        2  1  0   0  3  0  1  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  3   1  0  0 10  2
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  1   1  1  1  5  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  0   0  1  2  1  1
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    DH        3  0  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Kevin Richmond        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Chris Hart              3B        3  0  0   1  1  0  0  2
Bryan Zech              2B        2  0  0   1  0  1  5  3
Matt Sauls              CF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6  6   5  9  5 24  9
Opp                              36  8 13   8  3 10 27 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Bryan Zech (10)
2B - FSU-Tony Richie (24), Jerrod Brown (13)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Bryan Zech (8)
SH - FSU-Bryan Zech (7)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Bryan Zech (7), Matt Sauls (14)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Trent Peterson                  6.1  9  3  3  2  9
Rhett James                     0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Daniel Hodges        L (5-2)    1.0  4  5  5  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 13  8  8  3 10
Opp                  W          9.0  6  6  4  9  5


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Attendance: 4,863

FLORIDA STATE 17, RUTGERS 7
05/31/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the 10th straight year the Florida State baseball team has advanced to play in a regional final due to its 17-7 win over Rutgers (37-22) Saturday night. The Seminoles (52-11-1) did it the hard way as they fought through the loser's bracket to set up a rematch with second-seeded South Alabama (42-17) Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Tribe will need to defeat the Jaguars twice if they want to avoid missing out on a Super Regional for the first time in team history.

"Well, we certainly had a dogfight out there. We were hoping that when we got a big lead that we could sit back and cruise. Boy you have really got to credit Rutgers, they kept coming at us and fighting and scoring runs," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was just very elated when we were able to score eight in the inning and bust it wide open.

"So we are just very glad to have the opportunity to come back and play tomorrow, lineup and see what happens. I think it is more or less a gut check. I think we know it is going to be difficult but at the same time it is not impossible."

The Seminoles hit three home runs and banged out 15 hits and were led by Jacksonville, FL native Tony Richie. The catcher went 2 for 4, scored two runs and led the team with three RBIs. Five other FSU players had multi-RBI games in the win and overall nine Seminoles recorded and RBI in the win. Mark Sauls (Panama City, FL) picked up the win for FSU on the mound as he improved to 5-0. Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY) was the star for the Scarlet Knights at the plate going 2 for 5 with three RBIs.

"We knew our season could end in a game so our backs are against the wall. We just have to play hard and get out of this regional and look forward to the upcoming week but we can't do that until we win two games tomorrow. I think our team has the guts to do it," said Richie.

In the top of the second, Florida State took a lead on Rutgers starter Aaron Kalb (2-3). The Seminoles used singles by Jerrod Brown (Auburndale, FL) and Chris Hart (Clearwater, FL) to set the table for Bryan Zech. The Wellington, FL native's fly out to center drove in the first run of the game putting FSU in front 1-0.

The Seminoles were back at it in the top of the third as they put together a two-out rally. Eddy Martinez-Esteve (Miami, FL) started things off by drawing a walk. Brown followed by lacing a line drive off the wall in center. Center fielder Nick Cerulo (Woodbridge, N.J.) collided with the wall and laid motionless as Brown circled the bases with the inside the park home run. Cerulo remained in the game for the Scarlet Knights but the Seminoles vaulted out to a 3-0 lead.

For the third straight inning FSU put runs on the board as they broke the game open in the fourth with five runs. Chris Hart (Clearwater, FL) opened the frame by doubling to right field. The inning was highlighted by Richie's two-RBI double and Martinez-Esteve's two-RBI single as the Tribe seemed to be cruising with an 8-0 lead.

Rutgers halved the lead in the bottom of the inning. Vinny Esposito (Middletown, N.J,) started things off with a solo homer over the 30-foot fence in right field and was followed by Curelo, Mike Bionde (Pompton Plains, N.J) and Steve Normane (West Orange, N.J.), who each came through with RBIs as the Scarlet Knights scored four runs to close the gap at 8-4.

"We gave them eight and bounced back with four and were still in the ballgame and then we collapsed," said Scarlet Knight head coach Fred Hill. "The only thing disappointing for me is that we played great defense all year, and we kind of fell apart this series."

The top-seeded Seminoles answered right back by scoring in their fourth straight inning. Florida State pounded out eight runs on seven hits, hit two home runs and drew three walks. The eight runs and seven hits in the fifth inning alone were more than FSU mustered all game in the loss earlier in the day to South Alabama.

The Tribe added another run in the seventh while RU rallied to post a couple of scores in the bottom of the ninth before its season came to an end.

Florida State and South Alabama take the field at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 for the right to advance to the Super-Regional. The Seminoles will look to repeat their magic from 2000 when they took two from UCF on a Sunday to move on to the Super Regional. The Jaguars will be looking to move on to their first-ever Super Regional. The last time USA was in this position was 1997 when LSU took two games from them on the final day of regionals to spoil the squads World Series dreams.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  2  2   1  1  0  0  3
Tony McQuade            LF        3  1  1   1  1  1  1  0
  Brandon Manasa        PH-LF     1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Tony Richie             C         4  2  2   3  1  0  4  0
  Aaron Cheesman        C         1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    DH        2  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PR-DH     3  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        5  3  2   2  1  0  8  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        6  2  2   2  0  1  3  0
Chris Hart              3B        5  2  4   0  0  0  0  1
  Kevin Richmond        PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Bryan Zech              2B        0  2  0   2  4  0  4  2
Matt Sauls              CF        5  1  0   1  0  1  0  0
Mark Sauls              P                            1  1
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 17 15  16 10  3 27  9
Opp                              42  7 15   7  3  9 27  8

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Richie (25), Chris Hart 2 (9)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Danny Wardell (5), Jerrod Brown (5), Blake Balkcom (9)
SH - FSU-Matt Sauls (9)
SF - FSU-Bryan Zech 2 (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Drew (33), Tony McQuade 2 (25)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls           W (5-0)    5.0 10  5  5  1  4
Eddie Cannon                    1.0  1  0  0  1  1
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Kevin Lynch                     1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  3  2  2  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 15  7  7  3  9
Opp                  L          9.0 15 17 16 10  3


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FLORIDA STATE 13, SOUTH ALABAMA 5
06/01/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 1 Florida State (53-11-1) stayed alive in its bid for a fifth straight Super Regional bid as the Seminoles blasted South Alabama (42-18) 13-5 on championship Sunday at the Tallahassee regional. Stephen Drew led Florida State at the plate going 2 for 5 with five RBIs. Senior Daniel Davidson was stellar on the mound as he improved to 10-0 throwing his first complete game of the season in the win. Florida State staged two comebacks to secure the win.

Just as they did in the first meeting, South Alabama jumped out to a quick lead as they broke on top in the second inning. The Jaguars started the inning with back-to-back singles as they continued to display the top team batting average in the regional at .377 entering Sunday. Kevin Sytko (Surrey, B.C.) then knocked in his tournament-leading seventh RBI on a ground out to third for the 1-0 lead.

The Jaguars built on their lead in the top of the fourth as senior Ryan Mulhern (Highlands Ranch, CO) continued to tear up the regional. The left fielder blasted his second round-tripper of the tournament as he upped his RBI total to six for the weekend with three coming against the top-ranked Seminoles. The home run put USA in front 2-0.

Florida State answered right back in the bottom of the fourth on a huge two-out double by Drew (Hahira, GA). With the bases loaded and two gone in the inning, an error at short extended the Seminoles' at bat and brought Drew to the plate. The 2002 Baseball America Freshman of the Year laced USA starter Frank Elia's (3-2) offering into the gap in right center clearing the bases and putting FSU up 3-2.

As they did in the first meeting, USA came right back and evened the game in the fifth. The Jaguars used a lead-off double by Sytko, his first of the regional, a sac bunt and a ground out to pull even. Despite his seven RBIs, it was just the second run scored all weekend by the senior.

The game continued to go back and forth as FSU jumped back into the lead off reliever Caleb Crosby in the home half of the inning. The Seminoles broke the game open with eight runs and six hits. Unlike the two-out rally in the previous inning, FSU did most of its damage with no outs in the fifth. A single, a walk and a hit loaded the bases for Blake Balkcom (Chipley, FL) who singled home two runs. A Jerrod Brown (Auburndale, FL) single loaded the bases again for Clearwater, FL native Chris Hart. The senior cleared the bags with his 10th double of the season as he plated FSU's fifth run of the inning. Drew, the hero in the fourth, came through again as he drove in two more runs raising his RBI total to five in the game. He then upped the Tribe's lead to 11-5 when he trotted home on a throwing error by the USA catcher.

Florida State and South Alabama take the field at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, June 1 in the rematch with the right to advance to the Super-Regional on the line. The Seminoles will look to repeat their magic from 2000 when they took two from UCF on a Sunday to move on to the Super Regional. The Jaguars will be looking to move on to their first-ever Super Regional.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        5  1  2   5  0  1  1  4
Tony McQuade            LF        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  2   0  0  1  4  0
  Aaron Cheesman        C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    DH        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        5  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        5  3  3   1  0  0 13  0
Chris Hart              3B        4  1  1   3  0  0  2  6
Bryan Zech              2B        4  1  1   0  0  2  5  4
Matt Sauls              CF        3  2  1   0  1  0  1  0
Daniel Davidson         P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 13 15  12  2  4 27 16
Opp                              34  5 10   5  1  5 24 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Bryan Zech (11)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Drew (18), Chris Hart (10)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Danny Wardell (6), Jerrod Brown (6)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony McQuade (5), Chris Hart (10)
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Tony McQuade (26)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Daniel Davidson      W (10-0)   9.0 10  5  5  1  5
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FSU                             9.0 10  5  5  1  5
Opp                  L          8.0 15 13 10  2  4


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FLORIDA STATE 12, SOUTH ALABAMA 2
06/01/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State University advanced to its fifth-straight NCAA Super Regional by defeating the University of South Alabama in game seven at the 2003 NCAA Tallahassee Baseball Regional by the score of 12-2. FSU had to defeat USA twice on Sunday in order to advance, repeating a feat they accomplished in 2000 against UCF. The Seminoles powered their way to the victory by cranking seven homeruns, including two from shortstop Stephen Drew.

"The job presents a lot of memories, and I know I am on the downside of 29 years here at Florida State, but this is a memory," stated FSU head coach Mike Martin. "We just beat a very, very good baseball team, as aggressive of club as we have played all year."

The Jaguars placed right-hander Bert Heath on the mound for his fourth start of the year and 20th overall appearance. The Seminoles countered with righty Glen Simon, who took the hill for his fifth-career start and ninth appearance.

The Seminoles exploded with four runs in the first inning thanks to three homeruns off of Heath. With a 3-1 count, FSU left fielder Tony McQuade launched a shot over the right field wall to give the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead. Catcher Tony Richie followed with his own round-tripper on a 3-1 count, sending the ball careening off the Dick Howser Stadium scoreboard. Designated hitter Eddy Martinez-Esteve laced a base hit to left field and scored off of first baseman Jerrod Brown's fourth home run in regional action. In the second inning, Drew cranked out his first home run of regional play with a solo shot over the right-centerfield fence, extending the Seminole's lead to 5-0. Heath (6-2) lasted 1.2 innings allowing five earned runs on six hits with two walks and one strikeout, while being saddled with the loss. Tony Neal, who started and won the Jaguar's regional opener against Rutgers, came in the bottom of the second to get USA out of the inning.

Simon cruised through the first two innings, setting down the Jaguars in order, until running into trouble in the top of the third. Third baseman Kevin Sytko led off the inning by reaching first on an error by Drew. Simon walked shortstop Brett Parker and got centerfielder T.J. Touchstone to ground into a fielder's choice, moving Sytko to third. With two outs, right fielder Craig Cole drove in Sytko with a line drive base hit to right field to make the score 5-1 in FSU's favor, and advanced to second on the throw. Simon was replaced by right-hander Rhett James, who closed out the inning by sitting down Jason Gross on a sharply hit ground ball back to the mound. Simon's final numbers were 2.2 innings pitched, one earned run, one hit allowed with one walk and three strikeouts. The Jaguars continued to close the gap in the top of the fourth. Left fielder Ryan Mulhern smacked a double to the centerfield wall and scored on Josh Touchtone's double down the right field line. FSU's James then walked the bases loaded, giving free passes to catcher Tim Land and Sytko. The Seminole hurler was able to get out of the jam by forcing Parker to ground into an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play.

FSU remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when they tacked on three more runs for an 8-3 advantage. Second baseman Bryan Zech led off with a double to the left-center wall and was joined on the base path by centerfielder Matt Sauls who drew a walk. Drew then rocked his second homerun of the day over the right-centerfield wall, for a season total of 11 homeruns and 59 RBI.

FSU's run continued in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Richie doubled to the left field corner and advanced to third on an error. Daniel Wardell stepped in to pinch hit for Martinez-Esteve and hit his second pinch-hit homerun of the day to expand the Seminole lead to 10-2. The FSU scoring barrage ended in the eighth when Zech hit a two-run homer over the left field wall. The shot scored third baseman Chris Hart who was on first after recording a single.

"We came to a tough place," stated USA head coach Steve Kittrell following the loss. "I think there were a lot of regionals we could have won. I am really proud of my kids, they never quit."

James (2-3) was awarded the victory after pitching 4.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out four. Right-hander Kevin Lynch closed out the game with two scoreless innings with one hit and two strikeouts.

"Well, we changed our motto today," remarked Richie, who was voted the Tallahassee Regional MVP. "It was pitching and defense and hitting, so we were trying to give the pitchers some help because they have done such a great job all year."

NCAA Super Regional host sites and schedules will be announced on Monday, June 2, at 12:30 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Stephen Drew            SS        6  2  2   4  0  1  0  3
Tony McQuade            LF        4  1  1   1  1  1  2  0
Tony Richie             C         4  2  3   1  1  0  9  1
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    DH        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Danny Wardell         PH        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  2   2  1  0  8  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  0  2   0  1  1  4  0
Chris Hart              3B        5  1  1   0  0  0  0  1
Bryan Zech              2B        5  2  2   2  0  0  3  1
Matt Sauls              CF        3  1  0   0  2  3  1  0
Glen Simon              P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  1
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 12 15  12  7  6 27  8
Opp                              30  2  4   2  5  9 24  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Drew (19)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Tony Richie (26), Jerrod Brown (14), Bryan Zech (10)
HR - FSU-Stephen Drew 2 (11), Tony McQuade (13), Tony Richie (11), Danny Wardell (7), Jerrod Brown (7), Bryan Zech (2)
HBP - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Glen Simon                      2.2  1  1  0  1  3
Rhett James          W (2-3)    4.1  2  1  1  4  4
Kevin Lynch                     2.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  2  1  5  9
Opp                  L          8.0 15 12 12  7  6


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TEXAS 8, FLORIDA STATE 3
06/08/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In front of the largest crowd to ever witness a baseball game at Florida State's Dick Howser Stadium (6,524), the defending national champion Texas Longhorns (47-18) took the first game of the 2003 NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional 8-3. The Longhorns utilized a stellar outing by starter J.P. Howell (9-2) and multi-RBI games by Eric Sultemeier and Omar Quintanilla to down the tournament's top-seed Florida State (54-12-1). The win gave head coach Augie Garrido his 1,427th win, which ties the Texas coach for the all-time wins record among division I coaches.

"I thought that J.P. Howell pitched very well and kept us off balance and made us swing at some pitches that I am sure some our hitters wished they had left alone. He really located very well and had us swinging at some pitches out of the zone which is a real credit to him," said Florida State head coach Mike Martin.

Longhorn ace reliever Huston Street picked up his 13th save as he pitched three innings, allowed four hits and one run. Florida State's Rhett James (2-4) got tagged with the loss after pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowing one run. This is just the second-ever opening day win in a Super Regional for Texas and the third straight year FSU has lost the opener in a Super Regional. The Seminoles have never advanced to the College World Series after losing the first game in Super Regional play.

Texas got off to the exact start they wanted putting pressure on the top-seeded Seminole defense. Two walks and a double steal put runners on second and third with just one down in the first but a blown suicide squeeze and a strike out looking ended the Longhorn threat.

In the top of the third Texas thought they had broken through against Florida State starter Trent Peterson. Left fielder Sultemeier seemed to ground out but the throw pulled first baseman Jerrod Brown off the bag and a collision knocked the ball far enough into foul territory to allow Sultemeier to advance all the way to third. Florida State catcher Tony Richie threw down to first and got the out as the umpire ruled the runner never touched first base. The play was critical considering UT's next hitter singled, which would have scored the first run of the game.

Florida State put together its first real threat of the game in the bottom of the fourth. Two walks by starter Howell and a fielder's choice where the Texas defense failed to put out a runner at third loaded the bases with two outs for Brandon Manasa. The freshman was called into duty when starting shortstop Stephen Drew had to leave the game due to straining his hamstring while rounding second. The Miami, FL native drew a walk forcing home the first run of the day. The Seminoles moved out to a 2-0 lead on a play that should have ended the inning but a poor throw to first drew Curtis Thigpen off the bag allowing another run to score for FSU.

Texas rallied with two outs in the fifth to cut into the Seminole lead. After two ground outs to first, Peterson walked back-to-back Longhorns before Quintanilla's single through the right side plated a run for Texas. With runners on the corners and UT down 2-1, Peterson got 2003 All-American Dan Majewski swinging to end the threat.

Texas evened the game in the next inning as walks continued to hurt Peterson. The leftie started the inning with back-to-back walks raising his total to seven in the game. After a sac bunt moved the runners to second and third, outfielder Joe Ferin lined out to center but the fly was deep enough to plate the tying run. After the run scored, FSU starter Peterson was replaced by reliever Rhett James.

For the third consecutive inning the Longhorns got on the board as the defending national champs staged another two out rally. Tim Moss started things off as he doubled with one down in the inning. Reliever Kevin Lynch then struck out his second batter of the inning before intentionally walking Majewski. Another double steal set the table for Sultemeier whose two-out single scored two runs putting UT up 4-2. The Horns added to their lead when Taylor Teagarden smoked a double down the right field line for Texas' fifth run of the game and its fourth two-out RBI.

Florida State fought back in the bottom of the inning off reliever Street. After getting the first hitter, FSU strung together three straight singles to slice the Texas lead and close the gap at 5-3 on Eddy Martinez-Esteve's RBI single.

Texas came right back though as Moss and Quintanilla combined to hurt the Seminoles again in the top of the ninth. Moss led the inning off with a single and Quintanilla scored the speedy second baseman with a hard hit double down the left field line. Majewski then got into the act as he singled into right field and scored the Longhorns' seventh run of the game. Majewski would later score as he stole third and came home when the throw was knocked out of Chris Hart's glove on the slide.

Game two will take place at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 9 and will be televised nationally by ESPN 2. If a third game is necessary, it will be played Tuesday June 10 at 12:00 and broadcast nation-wide by ESPN.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Stephen Drew            SS        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
  Brandon Manasa        PR-2B     2  0  0   1  1  0  1  1
Tony McQuade            LF-CF     4  1  2   0  1  1  2  0
Tony Richie             C         4  0  2   0  1  1  8  1
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    DH        5  0  2   1  0  1  0  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        4  1  0   0  1  1 11  1
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Chris Hart              3B        4  1  0   0  0  0  1  6
Bryan Zech              2B-SS     4  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
Matt Sauls              CF        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Danny Wardell         PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Trent Peterson          P                            0  0
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Kevin Lynch           P                            0  0
  Eddie Cannon          P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Glen Simon            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  3  8   2  5  6 27 13
Opp                              31  8  9   7  8  8 27 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Brandon Manasa (4)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Blake Balkcom (17)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-6

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Trent Peterson                  5.2  2  2  2  7  4
Rhett James          L (2-4)    0.2  1  1  1  0  2
Hunter Jones                    0.1  0  1  1  1  1
Kevin Lynch                     0.0  2  1  1  0  0
Eddie Cannon                    1.1  1  1  1  0  0
Matt DiBlasi                    0.0  2  2  2  0  0
Glen Simon                      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  8  8  8  8
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  8  3  2  5  6


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TEXAS 6, FLORIDA STATE 5
06/09/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For a record 30th time in program history the University of Texas is heading to Omaha, NE for the College World Series. The Horns swept Florida State (54-13-1) at the 2003 Tallahassee Super Regional closing out the series with a 6-5 win Monday night. Texas (48-18) has now earned the right to defend its 2002 national title and will open CWS play with 2001 national champion Miami.

"It was a championship type of game out there tonight and both teams battled hard. I felt like both teams had the potential to win a national championship," said UT head coach Augie Garrido. "I feel bad about their injuries and it made it seem like it just wasn't meant to be for them. I feel honored about playing in the national championship tournament this weekend."

The heart of the Texas order was the key to Monday night's UT win. The Horns' 4-5-6 hitters went 6 for 10 with four RBIs and four runs scored. Texas continued to take advantage of two-out opportunities as the Horns scored three of their six runs with two down in the frame. The Longhorns scored four runs with two outs in their game one win.

All-American closer Huston Street picked up his second save of the Super Regional and his 14th save of the season as the sophomore pitched two innings in relief. After throwing 79 pitches Sunday, Street needed just 28 pitches to add to his school record with 28 career saves. Brent Cox (6-0) picked up the win pitching three innings of middle relief.

"Goodness sakes, (Huston) Street needs to have a street named after him," said FSU head coach Mike Martin. "What a warrior he is, what a great display of competitiveness. But our guys, I just can't say enough about the heart of each and every one of them."

The Seminoles got off to a quick start versus 2002 All-American Justin Simmons. The southpaw was victimized by a defense that committed an error and also had trouble tracking down a ball in the outfield and the FSU hitters took advantage. Blake Balkcom's triple was followed by an error as the Seminoles broke out to a 1-0 lead. Florida State then recorded another hit off Simmons but couldn't plate a second run as the junior worked his way out of the jam.

For the second consecutive inning, the FSU offense touched up Simmons. Chris Hart started the top of the second with the Tribe's first homer of the Super Regional. The senior's fourth HR of the year was also the first round-tripper off the Texas pitching staff in the 2003 NCAA postseason.

The Longhorns evened the game in the home half of the second playing classic Augie Garrido baseball. A lead-off bunt single was followed by an infield single and a sacrifice bunt putting runners on second and third with no outs. A walk loaded the bases before Seminole starter Matt Lynch (13-4) induced a grounder that resulted in a force out at home. Just as they did in the opener, Texas came through again with two outs. Street drew a walk on four straight pitches to make it a 2-1 game and lead-off hitter Tim Moss was plunked on the foot driving in the Horns' second run of the night.

Texas didn't need a two-out rally in the bottom of the third to take the team's first lead of the game. After 2003 All-American Dustin Majewski almost went yard on a ball hit to the wall in straight away center, outfielder Eric Sultemeier reached on a bloop single. The Longhorns then showed they were equally adept at playing long ball as they were playing small ball as its next two hitters went yard. Catcher Taylor Teagarden, the Big 12 freshman of the year, hit a two-run shot and was followed by Curtis Thigpen who left the park for the sixth time in 2003. With UT in front 5-2, Lynch was removed from the game after he ruptured a blister on his throwing hand.

"I thought it was fine and that inning, when I came out, it felt kind of weird. Then the last pitch I threw, it kind of cut on me and I looked and I felt the skin rip," said Lynch. "They came out and cut it off and I tried to keep going, but the skin underneath it was so sensitive, it just stung like crazy." Florida State staged a comeback of its own in the top of the fourth as they turned the tables on Texas with a two-out rally of its own. A walk to Jerrod Brown set the stage for Bryan Zech's two-out RBI double cutting the Texas lead to two runs.

Not to be out done, UT recorded another two-out RBI to boost its lead back up to three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Sultemeier, who scored two runs and drove in two RBIs in the opener, came through again as he singled to left scoring Moss who singled earlier in the inning. The hit moved Sultemeier to 3 for 3 on the day and 4 for 7 in the series.

Texas, looking to try and get out of Tallahassee in two games, replaced Simmons in the fifth with freshman J. Brent Cox. The first year pitcher looked to be cruising as he retired the first two hitters but another two-out RBI, a homer by catcher Tony Richie, once again brought FSU back within two runs. For the first time all day, neither Florida State nor Texas scored a run in an inning as both teams went quietly in the sixth with UT holding onto its 6-4 lead. The drought didn't last long though as FSU ended the game's scoreless inning streak at one and closed the gap to 6-5. Tony McQuade, who doubled to right, came home to score on Richie's two-out RBI single. It was the catcher's third RBI of the game as he improved to 4 for 8 in the series.

With the Seminoles within a run, UT brought in All-American closer Street to try and wrap the game up. The sophomore needed just 10 pitches to retire FSU in order on two strikeouts and a ground out.

Texas was unable to pad its lead in the bottom of the eighth as the Horns moved into the ninth with a one-run lead and just three outs away from a trip back to Omaha, NE to defend their title. It took Street just six pitches to record the first two outs before issuing a walk to Tony McQuade. That brought Balkcom to the plate who hadn't recorded a hit since his triple in the first. The junior lined a shot into left putting runners on first and second for Richie. The senior was unable to reprise the role of hero as he grounded out to Street ending the comeback bid.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony McQuade            CF        3  1  1   0  2  1  3  0
  Matt Sauls            PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Blake Balkcom           RF        4  1  2   0  1  0  2  0
Tony Richie             C         5  1  2   3  0  0  6  0
Eddy Martinez-Esteve    DH        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
Danny Wardell           LF        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Jerrod Brown            1B        2  1  0   0  2  0  6  0
Chris Hart              3B        4  1  1   1  0  2  0  2
Bryan Zech              SS        4  0  1   1  0  1  3  2
Brandon Manasa          2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
  Derrick Smith         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Lynch              P                            0  1
  Rhett James           P                            0  0
  Hunter Jones          P                            0  0
  Daniel Hodges         P                            0  1
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FSU                              34  5  8   5  5 10 24  8
Opp                              31  6  9   6  5  5 27 11

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Tony McQuade (15), Bryan Zech (11)
3B - FSU-Blake Balkcom (2)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Richie (12), Chris Hart (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Tony McQuade (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Lynch           L (13-4)   2.2  5  5  5  2  1
Rhett James                     2.2  3  1  1  2  4
Hunter Jones                    1.2  0  0  0  1  0
Daniel Hodges                   1.0  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0  9  6  6  5  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  8  5  5  5 10


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