Florida State Baseball - 2006 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 2006 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Chip Baker, Dir of Admin & Facilities
Pete Jenkins, Volunteer Assistant
Mike Martin, Jr., Assistant Coach
Russell Orr, Strength and Conditioning
Jamey Shouppe, Associate Head Coach, Pitchers, Recruiting Coordinator

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2006 FSU Baseball Media Guide

Shane Robinson, Ryan Malone, Tyler Chambliss, Matt DiBlasi and Bryan Henry

2005-06 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Travis Anderson, 5-11, 210, OF, Bristol - CHIPOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE: Named 1st Team All-Panhandle Conference as a sophomore after hitting .396 with 11 homers and 50 RBIs...named second team all-state...led Chipola to conference title...2nd Team All-Panhandle Conference as a freshman...HIGH SCHOOL: Named Player of the Year in the region and third team All-State after hitting .460 as a senior...PERSONAL: Who's Who Among Junior College Students...son of Tony and Vanita Anderson...born December 5, 1984...sister's name is Tonya...father played football at the University of Florida in the 70s...grandfather was a professional boxer...avid hunter and fisher...major is sport management.

Travis Burge, 6-0, 153, P, Port Saint Joe - HIGH SCHOOL: Named first team all-state by the Florida Sportswriters Association as a senior after going 10-1 with a 0.58 ERA, five saves, 121 strikeouts and just eight walks in 75 innings...named to the all-state third team his junior year after going 13-1 with a 0.85 ERA, two saves, 129 K's and 10 walks in 79 innings of work... posted a .338 average with 25 RBI in 80 at bats...recorded four doubles, a triple and 21 walks...also scored 18 runs on his 27 hits...stole nine bases...a two-time All-Big Bend first team selection as a junior and senior...team's defensive player of the year in back-to-back seasons...led Port Saint Joe's to the regional semi-finals as a junior and to the final four as a senior...Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star...Dizzy Dean 14-year old World Series Champions All-Tournament team...in his one start in summer ball at American Legion Panama City Post 377, Burge went 1-0 in six innings of work with 12 K's, two walks and just one earned run...HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS: Member of the National Honor Society...graduated with high honors...Who's Who Among High School Athletes...PERSONAL: Son of Travis and Lynn Burge...born March 14, 1987...sister's name is Natalie...enjoys hunting and fishing...major is education.

Caleb Graham, 6-2, 215, P, Tampa - HIGH SCHOOL: 2005 Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American second team...Florida Sportswriters 5A First Team...Florida Sportswriters 5A Player of the Year...Florida Dairy Farmer's Player of the Year...Saladino Award winner...All- Suncoast First Team Selection...Tampa Tribune 2005 All-Hillsborough County Baseball First Team selection...St. Petersburg Times 2005 All-County Baseball First Team Selection...District MVP for 2005 by Hillsborough County Coaches...selected to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association to the 2005 FACA All Star Baseball Team....first team all-conference American Division Baseball...Gulf Ridge Council and BSA Outstanding Achievement Award for Athletics and Leadership...selected to represent Team Florida in the Sunbelt All-Star Classic...Gaither High School 2005 MVP Award...a four year varsity starter...team captain...MVP of the 2005 Tony Saladino Tournament, and only the 2nd player in the 25 year history of the tournament to be chosen MVP twice (2003 and 2005)...led Gaither to its first FHSAA 5A Baseball Championships...posted a 10-3 record with a 1.33 ERA, striking out 100 and allowing only 53 hits over 85 innings of work...made 14 starts on the season throwing 10 complete games of which 7 were shutouts...struck out a career high 15 against Leto High School...All-state honorable mention in 2004 from the Florida Sportswriters Association...second team all-county 2004...first team all-conference 2004...two-time winning pitcher in the 2003 Colt World Series championship game...MVP of the 2003 Tony Saladino Tournament... two-time winner of Top Pitcher award at Gaither...second team Western Conference in 2003...Gaither Rookie of the Year in 2002...posted a 0.72 ERA while going 8-1 in 2004...pitched 58 innings and allowed just 31 hits in 217 at bats while holding opponents to a .143 batting average...allowed only six earned runs while striking out 72 batters...hit .353 in just 34 at bats with 10 RBIs, five runs scored, four doubles, a triple and one stolen base...posted an on base percentage of .532 and drew 12 walks...HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS: Graduated with a 4.2 GPA...Florida Bright Futures Scholar...KEY Club Vice President...National Honor Society member...Western Conference Scholar Athlete...Fellowship of Christian Athletes...PERSONAL: Son of Lloyd and Verla Graham...born January 18, 1987...brother's name is Josh...enjoys hunting and fishing...major is criminology.

Neil Malpass, 6-2, 200, OF-P, Destin - PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Played 44 games for Okaloosa-Walton in 2005...slugged .422 in 109 at bats...recorded nine doubles, three triples, one homerun and 18 RBIs...scored 23 runs and posted a .368 on base percentage...swiped four bases...SUMMER BALL: Hit .303 in the Atlantic Coast Baseball League...had four doubles, three triples, three homers and 22 RBI's...did not commit an error...made two appearances on the mound...struck out two batters and issued two walks...HIGH SCHOOL: Named Daily News baseball player of the year...Florida Sportswriters Association third team All-State selection in the outfield in 2003...hit .404 as a senior with 21 RBI and 33 runs scored from the leadoff spot...stole eight bases, was on base 53% of the time and even struck out 39 batters in 32 innings as a reliever and spot starter...named Niceville's team MVP in 2003...PREVIOUS ACADEMIC HONORS: 2004-05 FCCAA All-Academic Team...graduated high school Magna Cum Laude with a 4.3 GPA...PERSONAL: Son of Blake and Patricia Malpass...father served in Operation Iraqi Freedom...finance major...born February 13, 1985.

Brent Marsh, 6-3, 200, P, Tallahassee - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA: Posted a 4-3 record with 11 saves and a 2.87 ERA as the closer for USC in 2005...highlights at USC were picking up two saves in a weekend at LSU, a win and a save against Auburn, a save on the road against Alabama, a save against Clemson, and a win and a save against Michigan in the Georgia Tech Regional...TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: NJCAA pre-season All-American...5-0, six saves, 1.19 ERA and 24 appearances in 2004...broke the career record for saves with 20 total...holds the career record for appearances with 50...holds the single season record for ERA at 0.83 and the career record at 1.11...in 2003, went 4-1 with 14 saves, and a 0.83 ERA in 26 appearances...set the single season saves record and tied the career record in 2003...FJCAA Fireman of the Year and 1st Team All-State as a closer...FLORIDA STATE: Redshirted at FSU in 2002...HIGH SCHOOL: Three time Leon High School MVP (freshman, junior and senior seasons)...All-Big Bend selection both junior and senior seasons...PERSONAL: Academic Honor Roll for two semesters at USC...Academic Honor Roll for two years at TCC...father Jim also attended Florida State...born February 26, 1983...a real estate major.

Jimmy Marshall, 6-0, 210, P, Tallahassee - HIGH SCHOOL: First team all-state Class 4A as a junior and senior...Big Bend Player of the Year in 2005...first team All-Big Bend 2004 and 2005...ranked as the nation's 102nd high school player by Prospects Plus...2004 Baseball America Fall Wood Bat Team...offensive player award at Sarasota Baseball Classic...FACA All-Star... participated in Tournament of Stars in Joplin, MO...West Coast Top 100 in Wilmington, NC...Top 100 Prospect at Tropicana Field...two time MVP at Chiles...2004 Class 4A district player of the year...in 2004 Marshall went 6-1 in 50.2 innings of work with a 0.83 ERA...allowed just 12 runs while striking out 65 batters and walking nine...over one third of the 181 batters he faced last year were strike out victims and only 17% reached base...was a perfect 2-0 with four saves in 2003...recorded 19 strikeouts in 19 innings of work...a lifetime .392 hitter at Chiles with eight career homeruns, 14 doubles, one triple, 34 runs scored, 60 RBI and 65 hits...improved his batting average from sophomore year to junior year by 79 percentage points as he hit .426 in 2004...slugged .702 as a junior hitting four homers, 12 doubles and a triple while driving in 38 runs...posted a .519 on base percentage while recording 40 hits in 94 at bats...scored 20 runs as well...hit .347 as a sophomore and drove in 22 runs and once again went yard on four occasions...HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS: High honor roll junior and senior years...3.4 overall GPA in high school...PERSONAL: Son of Jim and Annie Marshall...born April 13, 1987...has a younger sister Kerri and a younger brother Chris...father attended Michigan on a golf scholarship...plays guitar...enjoys surfing and skimboarding...baseball coach for his younger brother...enrolled in FSU's undergraduate studies program.

Kyle Maxie, 6-1, 210, C, Hattiesburg, MS - HIGH SCHOOL: One of two AFLAC All-Americans to join the Seminoles this season...Wendy's High School Heisman state finalist in 2004 and 2005...Mississippi Athletic Association Player of the Year...all-state for three straight years...all-district for four years...Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen...Hattiesburg American All-Area...Prep Sports first team all-area...hit .566 with 10 homers, 20 doubles, 38 RBIs and 40 walks while slugging 1.117 as a senior...hit .505, homered five times and drove in 29 runs in 2004...recorded 50 hits half of which were doubles...reached base in almost 70% of his at bats and slugged .929...HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS: United States Army Scholar Athlete of the Year...Coca-Cola Scholar Athlete of the Year...had a 3.94 GPA his junior year...a member of the North Forrest Hall of Fame...elected Vice President of his class...PERSONAL: Son of Bryan and Angela Maxie...born October 3, 1986...brother's name is Seth...loves to hunt and fish...major is engineering.

Ryan McArdle, 6-1, 225, 1B, Atlanta, GA - TCC: First team All-Panhandle Conference as a sophomore...hit .390 with eight homeruns, 50 RBIs and 15 doubles in 2005...2004: Collected a hit in three plate appearance against South Florida in the FCCAA Tournament on May 8...was 2-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBIs, and a homerun at Okaloosa-Walton on April 3...drove in four runs on 3-for-6 day vs. North Florida on March 24...scored four times at Central Florida on March 6...hit home runs in back-to-back games at Darton on February 22 and vs. Pasco-Hernando on February 27...had first career four-RBI game vs. Manatee on February 9...drove in game-winning run with RBI-double vs. Manatee on February 8...HIGH SCHOOL: Signed with TCC out of St. John the Baptist High School where he played for Coach John Hayban...hit .405 with five home runs and 30 RBI as a senior...was team MVP as a junior when he batted .485 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI...two-time All-Long Island performer...received the Larry B. Jones Student-Athlete Award...PERSONAL: Born on February 1, 1985...son of Jim and Jean McArdle...born February 1, 1985...has an older sister Trish and younger sister Caitlin...father played baseball at Florida State in 1976-77...loves to golf...major is social science.

Brett Morris, 6-3, 205, P-1B, Valrico - An All-Hillsborough County honorable mention selection...he hit .325 last season at Bloomingdale...former teammate of current Seminoles Ryan Strauss and Tony Thomas...posted a .330 average and a 6-1 record on the mound this past summer...in the top 25 nationally for high school seniors at first base according to Team One...his Bloomingdale team was a member of the 2004 6A Final Four in Florida...COACHES' ASSESMENT: Left-handed first baseman who could possibly pitch...Fastball has been clocked in the mid-80's. He is a big kid but very athletic.

Tommy Oravetz, 5-9, 182, 2B, Tallahassee - HIGH SCHOOL: FSSWA All-State honorable mention in 2004 and 2005...All- Big Bend first team in 2004 and 2005...hit .421 his senior year with eight doubles, three homeruns and 17 RBI's...appeared in all 28 games in 2005...named Chiles' Offensive MVP in 2004 and defensive MVP in 2003...led Chiles in batting (.438) in 2004 and in on base percentage in 2004 (.610) and 2003 (.536)...hit .438, slugged .685 and drove in 25 runs in 2004...in 73 at bats, Oravetz hit 11 doubles, two triples and one homer and struck out just 10 times...scored 30 runs and was on base 61% of the time...also swiped seven bases and drew 14 walks...HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS: National Honor Society...4.0 GPA in high school...PERSONAL: Son of Randy and Linda Oravetz...father is FSU's Director of Sports Medicine...born June 3, 1986...grandfather played for the Washington Senators...father, mother and brother all attended FSU...enjoys surfing and playing golf...enrolled in FSU's undergraduate studies program.

Buster Posey, 6-1, 200, SS-P, Leesburg, GA - HIGH SCHOOL: One of two AFLAC All-Americans to join the Seminoles...World Wood Bat Association top 15 prospect...named the nation's 18th-best prospect by Prospects Plus...Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year...Louisville Slugger State Player of the Year...EA Sports All-American...Baseball America second team All-American...2004 1-AAAAA Player of the Year in Georgia...drafted by the California Angles in the 50th round of the 2005 draft...selected to attend the 2003 Georgia Dugout Club Showcase and the 2003 Perfect Game/Baseball America World Wood Bat Association Fall Championship...member of the 2003 Perfect Game All-Tournament team...named to the All-Tournament team at the Sunbelt Classic as Team Georgia won the title...2003 second team 1-AAAA All-Region shortstop...2003 Lee County Trojan baseball team MVP...in 104 at bats as a senior, Posey hit .462 with 40 RBI's, 48 runs scored, just five strikeouts and a school record 14 homeruns...on the mound in 2005 Posey went 12-0 in 13 starts with 108 K's and a 1.06 ERA...had a monster junior season setting the record for the highest batting average of all-time (.544) and the record for RBI with 46...hit seven homers, nine doubles and three triples...his 56 hits were a school record and in 103 at bats, he Ked just nine times...also scored 23 runs...went 10-1 on the hill with a 1.53 ERA...had a 4 to 1 ratio of strikeouts to walks and is fourth all-time with 102 strikeouts last season...allowed just 14 earned runs in 64 innings of work...Posey has 106 career RBI's to go along with 24 homers and 105 runs scored in his high school career...23-4 all-time on the mound...clinched the Region 1-AAAAA championship with a grand slam...TEAM USA: Played in Taiwan as a member of the 2004 USA Junior Olympic team...the only pitcher on the USA Junior Olympic team to start two games on the hill at the 2004 IBAF World Championships...pitched more innings than any other hurler on the Olympic team and posted a 1.23 ERA with seven strikeouts...recorded a hit, drove in a run, recorded a run and drew a walk versus Korea in the championship game...picked up a win on the hill versus Cuba in an international exhibition game...went 3 for 4 with two triples, three runs scored and three RBIs in an exhibition game versus the Missouri All-Stars with the USA Junior Olympic team...went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and two RBIs in another exhibition game this time versus the Kansas All-Stars...at the USA Tournament of stars, Posey had five hits in five games and allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings on the mound...HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS: His GPA of 3.938 was fourth in his class of 302...PERSONAL: Son of Demp and Tracy Posey...born March 27, 1987...oldest of four children (Jack - 17, Samantha - 15 and Jess - 12)...dad played one year of college basketball...Dean's List member Fall 2005...major is biology/pre-med.

Brandon Reichart, 6-3, 218, OF, Tallahassee - 2006: Will sit out the 2006 season while serving a transfer residency requirement...MERCER: Played one season at Mercer...started 54 games hitting .345 with 15 doubles, five homeruns, 39 RBI's, a .482 slugging percentage and 40 runs scored...led the team in average, second on the team in RBI's, total bases, doubles and hits...top five for runs scored, homeruns and slugging percentage...TCC: helped lead Tallahassee Community College to 45-12 record and Panhandle Conference Championship as a sophomore...named first team all-state and allconference...recorded .437 batting average sophomore season, ranking third in the state, while hitting six homeruns, 22 doubles and recording 49 RBI's...hit .313 during freshman season...HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead Godby to state championship as a junior...named all-state as junior and senior...named All-Big Bend Player-of the-Year as a senior...Godby MVP...holds school record with 11 homeruns in a single season...PERSONAL: Son of Phillip and Becky Reichert...born December 1, 1983...has two brothers, Ben and Adam...a business major.

Sean Stuyverson, 5-11, 193, SS, Tallahassee - HIGH SCHOOL: Projected by Baseball America and Perfect Game as a professional baseball prospect...invited to East Coast Professional Baseball Showcase...attended Florida Diamond Club Professional Showcase...2005 first team All-State... 2005 FACA District Player of the Year...2005 All-Star game...first team All-Big Bend 2005...TPX pre-season first team All-American...hit .435 his senior year with 13 career homeruns...four-year starter at short for Tallahassee's NFC...batted .407 with three homers, 20 RBI and 41 runs scored from the leadoff position in 2004...played for Team Florida USA...made all defensive team with the 15-and-under team in Babe Ruth baseball advancing to the semifinals...wide receiver on NFC's football team...All-Big Bend football player...2005 all-state wide receiver...caught 42 balls for 945 yards and 13 TDs...HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS: Senior Vice President of Student Body...officer with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...earned a 3.25 GPA his first semester at FSU...Florida Bright Futures scholar...PERSONAL: Son of Rob and Robin Stuyverson...born September 1, 1986...has a brother Sam and his sister Heather is currently a senior at FSU...great uncle Jay Hook pitched in the majors with the NY Mets and Cincinnati Reds...uncle Tom Alfredson played shortstop in the Angels organization...major is sport management.

Brady Thomas, 5-9, 172, C, Anderson, SC - HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-region, all-conference and is an all-state candidate as a senior in 2005...hit .370 with four homeruns senior year...hit .397 with two home runs as a junior...has caught for four state champions at the AAU level...won an AAU National Championship with the Diamond Travelers in 2003...hit the game-winning home run in the state championship game that year...played for the 18-U Carolina Spirit last summer...team played in the Perfect Game World Series...in six games he hit .411 with four doubles while leading the team in on base percentage...hit .436 with seven homeruns and 12 doubles in seven games wit the nationally ranked Palmetto Sand Gnats...HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC HONORS: High school honor graduate...Fellowship of Christian Athletes...PERSONAL: Son of Louis and Gail Thomas...born June 26, 1987...has a brother Trey...plays golf, enjoys snow skiing and wakeboarding...major is criminology.

Luke Tucker, 6-3, 195, P, Niceville - PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Named second team All-Panhandle Conference in 2004 and 2005...went 3-3 last season with seven saves and a 4.23 ERA in 38 1/3 innings...opponents hit just .224 off the rightie...appeared in 22 games and made two starts...was 9-4-1 with a 4.81 ERA in 2004...pitched 82.3 innings and struck out 74 batters while issuing just 13 walks...HIGH SCHOOL: Class 5A all-state honorable mention after posting an 8-2 record as a senior...named first team all-area as a junior and a senior...two-time recipient of the Niceville High's Outstanding Pitcher Award...went 5-2 with four saves his junior season...PREVIOUS ACADEMIC HONORS: President's List for Academics at Okaloosa Walton College...2004-05 FCCAA All-Academic Team...FCCAA Scholar Athlete Award...PERSONAL: Son of Dean and Mary Tucker...born January 23, 1985...has a brother named Josh who attended FSU from 2000-02...member of the Dean's List at FSU in Fall of 2005...major is civil engineering.


2005-06 Roster - By Name

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R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* 20 Travis Anderson       OF      R-R  5-11  210  Jr        Bristol (Liberty County/Chipola JC)
* 29 Barret Browning       P       L-L  6-3   193  Sr   *    Jesup, GA (Wayne County/Chipola JC)
*  1 Travis Burge          P       R-L  6-0   153  Fr        Port Saint Joe (Port Saint Joe)
* 30 Brian Chambers        P       R-R  6-3   202  Jr   **   Tampa (Jefferson)
* 10 Tyler Chambliss       P       R-R  5-11  175  Jr   **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 13 Charles Cleveland     3B      R-R  6-1   220  So   *    Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
*  5 Danny Diaz            C       R-R  6-3   218  Jr   **   Miami (Southridge)
* 32 Matt DiBlasi          P       L-L  6-2   190  Sr   ***  Clearwater (Countryside)
  16 D.J. Echols           P       L-L  6-0   196  Jr-R      Pensacola (Washington/Alabama Southern CC)
* 18 Mark Gildea           OF      S-R  6-2   195  Fr-R      Tampa (Middleton)
* 27 Caleb Graham          P       R-R  6-2   215  Fr        Tampa (Gaither)
* 24 Dennis Guinn          1B      R-R  5-11  200  So   *    Haines City (Winter Haven)
* 22 Bryan Henry           P-IF    R-R  6-3   205  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Florida/North Florida CC)
* 25 Michael Hyde          P       R-R  6-1   192  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Lincoln/Tallahassee CC)
  33 Trent Jarvis          P       L-L  6-3   215  So-R *    Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
  43 Brian Kelley          P       L-L  6-3   190  Fr-R      Ormond Beach (Seabreeze)
*  3 Ryne Malone           3B      L-R  5-11  185  Jr   **   Gainesville (P.K. Yonge)
  37 Neil Malpass          OF-P    L-R  6-2   200  Jr        Destin (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 35 Brent Marsh           P       R-R  6-3   200  Sr        Tallahassee (Leon/Tallahassee CC/South Carolina)
* 26 Jimmy Marshall        P       R-R  6-0   210  Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 15 Kyle Maxie            C       L-R  6-1   210  Fr        Hattiesburg, MS (North Forrest)
* 38 Ryan McArdle          1B      R-R  6-1   225  Jr        Atlanta, GA (Tallahassee CC)
  51 Brett Morris          P-1B    L-L  6-3   205  Fr        Valrico (Bloomingdale)
   9 Ruairi O'Connor       OF      R-R  6-0   193  So   *    River Forest, IL (Oak Park-River Forest)
   4 Stephen Ochs          P       L-L  6-0   185  So   *    Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
*  6 Tommy Oravetz         2B      L-R  5-9   182  Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  8 Buster Posey          SS-P    R-R  6-1   200  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
  17 Brandon Reichart      OF      R-R  6-3   218  Sr        Tallahassee (Godby/Tallahassee CC/Mercer)
*  2 Shane Robinson        OF      R-R  5-9   165  Jr   **   Tampa (Jesuit)
* 46 Jack Rye              OF      L-L  6-1   198  So   *    Irvine, CA (Woodbridge)
* 21 Mark Sauls            P       R-R  6-4   225  Sr   ***  Panama City (Bay)
* 45 Josh Spivey           OF-1B   L-L  6-1   210  Jr   *    Tampa (Wharton/Saint Leo)
* 14 Ryan Strauss          P-OF    R-R  6-2   196  So   *    Tampa (Bloomingdale)
*  7 Sean Stuyverson       SS      R-R  5-11  193  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
* 19 Brady Thomas          C       L-R  5-9   172  Fr        Anderson, SC (T.L. Hanna)
* 23 Tony Thomas           2B      R-R  5-9   175  So   *    Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 31 Luke Tucker           P       R-R  6-3   195  Jr        Niceville (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)

2005-06 Roster - By Number

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R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Travis Burge          P       R-L  6-0   153  Fr        Port Saint Joe (Port Saint Joe)
*  2 Shane Robinson        OF      R-R  5-9   165  Jr   **   Tampa (Jesuit)
*  3 Ryne Malone           3B      L-R  5-11  185  Jr   **   Gainesville (P.K. Yonge)
   4 Stephen Ochs          P       L-L  6-0   185  So   *    Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
*  5 Danny Diaz            C       R-R  6-3   218  Jr   **   Miami (Southridge)
*  6 Tommy Oravetz         2B      L-R  5-9   182  Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  7 Sean Stuyverson       SS      R-R  5-11  193  Fr        Tallahassee (North Florida Christian)
*  8 Buster Posey          SS-P    R-R  6-1   200  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
   9 Ruairi O'Connor       OF      R-R  6-0   193  So   *    River Forest, IL (Oak Park-River Forest)
* 10 Tyler Chambliss       P       R-R  5-11  175  Jr   **   Live Oak (Suwannee)
* 13 Charles Cleveland     3B      R-R  6-1   220  So   *    Tampa (Tampa Catholic)
* 14 Ryan Strauss          P-OF    R-R  6-2   196  So   *    Tampa (Bloomingdale)
* 15 Kyle Maxie            C       L-R  6-1   210  Fr        Hattiesburg, MS (North Forrest)
  16 D.J. Echols           P       L-L  6-0   196  Jr-R      Pensacola (Washington/Alabama Southern CC)
  17 Brandon Reichart      OF      R-R  6-3   218  Sr        Tallahassee (Godby/Tallahassee CC/Mercer)
* 18 Mark Gildea           OF      S-R  6-2   195  Fr-R      Tampa (Middleton)
* 19 Brady Thomas          C       L-R  5-9   172  Fr        Anderson, SC (T.L. Hanna)
* 20 Travis Anderson       OF      R-R  5-11  210  Jr        Bristol (Liberty County/Chipola JC)
* 21 Mark Sauls            P       R-R  6-4   225  Sr   ***  Panama City (Bay)
* 22 Bryan Henry           P-IF    R-R  6-3   205  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Florida/North Florida CC)
* 23 Tony Thomas           2B      R-R  5-9   175  So   *    Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 24 Dennis Guinn          1B      R-R  5-11  200  So   *    Haines City (Winter Haven)
* 25 Michael Hyde          P       R-R  6-1   192  Jr   *    Tallahassee (Lincoln/Tallahassee CC)
* 26 Jimmy Marshall        P       R-R  6-0   210  Fr        Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 27 Caleb Graham          P       R-R  6-2   215  Fr        Tampa (Gaither)
* 29 Barret Browning       P       L-L  6-3   193  Sr   *    Jesup, GA (Wayne County/Chipola JC)
* 30 Brian Chambers        P       R-R  6-3   202  Jr   **   Tampa (Jefferson)
* 31 Luke Tucker           P       R-R  6-3   195  Jr        Niceville (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 32 Matt DiBlasi          P       L-L  6-2   190  Sr   ***  Clearwater (Countryside)
  33 Trent Jarvis          P       L-L  6-3   215  So-R *    Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
* 35 Brent Marsh           P       R-R  6-3   200  Sr        Tallahassee (Leon/Tallahassee CC/South Carolina)
  37 Neil Malpass          OF-P    L-R  6-2   200  Jr        Destin (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 38 Ryan McArdle          1B      R-R  6-1   225  Jr        Atlanta, GA (Tallahassee CC)
  43 Brian Kelley          P       L-L  6-3   190  Fr-R      Ormond Beach (Seabreeze)
* 45 Josh Spivey           OF-1B   L-L  6-1   210  Jr   *    Tampa (Wharton/Saint Leo)
* 46 Jack Rye              OF      L-L  6-1   198  So   *    Irvine, CA (Woodbridge)
  51 Brett Morris          P-1B    L-L  6-3   205  Fr        Valrico (Bloomingdale)

2006 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Buster Posey             Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Shane Robinson           College Baseball Foundation - 1st Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  2

2006 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Randy Choate             21      P                  Arizona Diamondbacks
Matt Diaz                23      OF                 Atlanta Braves
J.D. Drew                 7      OF                 Los Angeles Dodgers
Stephen Drew              6      SS                 Arizona Diamondbacks
Doug Mientkiewicz        11      1B                 Kansas City Royals
Eduardo Perez            33      1B                 Cleveland Indians
Eduardo Perez            33      1B-DH              Seattle Mariners
Scott Proctor            43      P                  New York Yankees
John Wasdin              47      P                  Texas Rangers
Paul Wilson              40      P                  Cincinnati Reds

Noles in the Pros -  9

2005-06 Schedules and Results

           
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FSU
USA
OPP
CB
OPP
BA
OPP
USA
CB
BA
USA
02/04
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
First 7 innings played on 2/3/2006
W 6-3
 
8
15
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/04
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 12-2
 
8
15
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/05
Ref
H
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
W 15-8
 
8
15
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/10
Ref
A
AUBURN
L 2-5
 
7
15
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/11
Ref
A
AUBURN
W 8-3
 
7
15
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/17
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 10-0
 
7
14
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/18
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 9-1
 
7
14
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/19
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 8-2
 
7
14
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
W 5-0
 
6
14
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/25
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
W 12-4
 
6
14
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/26
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
W 8-6
 
6
14
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 6-4
 
6
10
6
7
5
5
 
 
 
03/03
Ref
H
BROWN
W 12-0
 
6
10
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/04
Ref
H
BROWN
W 21-5
 
6
10
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/05
Ref
H
BROWN
W 15-7
 
6
10
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/07
Ref
H
MERCER
W 8-4
 
2
8
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/10
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 9-7
 
2
8
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/11
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 6-2
 
2
8
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/12
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 4-3
 
2
8
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/14
Ref
H
WINTHROP
W 10-0
 
1
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/17
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 11-2
 
1
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/18
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 7-9
 
1
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/19
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 9-4
 
1
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/22
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 4-1
 
1
6
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/24
Ref
H
DUKE
W 7-2
 
1
6
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/25
Ref
H
DUKE
W 12-4
 
1
6
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/26
Ref
H
DUKE
W 15-5
 
1
6
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/28
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
W 14-8
 
1
4
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/31
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 0-4
2
1
4
1
8
7
7
2
2
2
04/01
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
L 3-4
2
1
4
1
8
7
7
2
2
2
04/02
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
W 6-5
2
1
4
1
8
7
7
2
2
2
04/04
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 4-2
 
4
6
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/07
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 7-1
 
4
6
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/08
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 4-2
 
4
6
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/09
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 7-5
 
4
6
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/12
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 10-1
 
3
4
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/14
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 3-7
5
3
4
2
14
 
22
6
8
6
04/15
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 16-1
5
3
4
2
14
 
22
6
8
6
04/16
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 5-7
5
3
4
2
14
 
22
6
8
6
04/19
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 3-8
 
6
8
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/21
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
L 8-15
7
6
8
5
8
13
8
7
7
7
04/23
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
L 4-10
7
6
8
5
8
13
8
7
7
7
04/23
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
L 7-8
7
6
8
5
8
13
8
7
7
7
04/28
Ref
H
SAVANNAH STATE
W 11-0
 
10
15
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/29
Ref
H
SAVANNAH STATE
W 9-2
 
10
15
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/30
Ref
H
SAVANNAH STATE
L 2-10
 
10
15
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/03
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 9-2
 
13
17
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/05
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
L 2-4
 
13
17
12
21
 
 
 
 
 
05/06
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 4-3
 
13
17
12
21
 
 
 
 
 
05/12
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 1-9
5
15
16
14
9
7
7
5
5
5
05/13
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 3-4
5
15
16
14
9
7
7
5
5
5
05/14
Ref
A
CLEMSON
L 2-11
5
15
16
14
9
7
7
5
5
5
05/16
Ref
H
SOUTH ALABAMA
L 2-7
 
25
 
18
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/18
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 11-10
 
25
 
18
23
 
20
 
 
 
05/19
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 7-1
 
25
 
18
23
 
20
 
 
 
05/20
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 7-15
 
25
 
18
23
 
20
 
 
 
05/24
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
L 2-6
 
22
 
18
8
7
5
20
16
14
05/25
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
W 7-6
2
22
 
18
4
4
4
2
2
2
05/26
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
10-Run Rule, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
W 11-0
 
22
 
18
8
7
5
20
16
14
05/27
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
W 7-3
 
22
 
18
 
 
25
 
 
 
05/27
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
L 7-8
 
24
 
18
 
 
25
 
 
 
06/03
Ref
N
JACKSONVILLE
Played first 7 innings on 6/2/2006, NCAA, Athens, Ga
W 18-0
 
24
 
18
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/03
Ref
A
GEORGIA
NCAA
W 6-4
7
24
 
18
10
8
12
7
6
8
06/04
Ref
A
GEORGIA
NCAA
L 1-7
7
24
 
18
10
8
12
7
6
8
06/05
Ref
A
GEORGIA
NCAA Championship
L 2-3
7
24
 
18
10
8
12
7
6
8
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   44-21    28- 9    12-10     4- 2
VS ACC          16-13     9- 6     7- 7     0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25  10-16     3- 6     4- 8     3- 2

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL - 24
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   - 20

2006 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  CLEMSON              24- 6    53-16 
 2t FLORIDA STATE        16-13    44-21 
 2t NORTH CAROLINA STATE 16-13    40-23 
 2t WAKE FOREST          16-13    33-22 
 5  BOSTON COLLEGE        9-21    28-25-1
 6  MARYLAND              8-22    26-30 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       22- 8    54-15 
 2  VIRGINIA             21- 9    47-15 
 3  GEORGIA TECH         19-11    50-18 
 4  MIAMI                17-13    42-24 
 5  DUKE                  6-24    15-40 
 6  VIRGINIA TECH         4-25    20-33 

2006 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Jacksonville, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/24/2006  (3)VIRGINIA 6, (6)FLORIDA STATE 2                   
05/24/2006  (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 9, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 3      
05/24/2006  (4)GEORGIA TECH 2, (5)MIAMI 1                       
05/24/2006  (1)CLEMSON 13, (8)WAKE FOREST 1                     
05/25/2006  (6)FLORIDA STATE 7, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 6             
05/25/2006  (5)MIAMI 4, (8)WAKE FOREST 1                        
05/25/2006  (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4, (3)VIRGINIA 3            
05/25/2006  (1)CLEMSON 3, (4)GEORGIA TECH 2                     
05/26/2006  (6)FLORIDA STATE 11, (3)VIRGINIA 0                  
05/26/2006  (4)GEORGIA TECH 7, (5)MIAMI 4                       
05/27/2006  (6)FLORIDA STATE 7, (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3       
05/27/2006  (4)GEORGIA TECH 8, (1)CLEMSON 7                     
05/27/2006  (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 8, (6)FLORIDA STATE 7       
05/27/2006  (1)CLEMSON 16, (4)NORTH CAROLINA 11                 
05/28/2006  (1)CLEMSON 8, (7)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4             

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/04/2006
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Shane
Robinson
Tony
Thomas
Jack
Rye
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Danny
Diaz
Travis
Anderson
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
02/04/2006
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Shane
Robinson
Tony
Thomas
Jack
Rye
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Danny
Diaz
Josh
Spivey
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
02/05/2006
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Shane
Robinson
Tony
Thomas
Jack
Rye
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Danny
Diaz
Travis
Anderson
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
02/10/2006
AUBURN
Shane
Robinson
Tony
Thomas
Jack
Rye
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Danny
Diaz
Josh
Spivey
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
02/11/2006
AUBURN
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Josh
Spivey
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Mark
Gildea
02/17/2006
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Travis
Anderson
Tony
Thomas
Dennis
Guinn
Danny
Diaz
Mark
Gildea
02/18/2006
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Travis
Anderson
Tony
Thomas
Dennis
Guinn
Danny
Diaz
Mark
Gildea
02/19/2006
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Josh
Spivey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Mark
Gildea
02/24/2006
MINNESOTA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Travis
Anderson
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Josh
Spivey
02/25/2006
MINNESOTA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Travis
Anderson
Buster
Posey
Kyle
Maxie
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
02/26/2006
MINNESOTA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Travis
Anderson
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Josh
Spivey
Danny
Diaz
02/28/2006
FLORIDA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Josh
Spivey
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Gildea
Danny
Diaz
03/03/2006
BROWN
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Josh
Spivey
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Travis
Anderson
Danny
Diaz
Charles
Cleveland
03/04/2006
BROWN
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Josh
Spivey
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Charles
Cleveland
03/05/2006
BROWN
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Josh
Spivey
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Charles
Cleveland
03/07/2006
MERCER
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Ryan
McArdle
Charles
Cleveland
03/10/2006
MARYLAND
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Ryan
McArdle
Ryan
Strauss
03/11/2006
MARYLAND
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Tommy
Oravetz
Ryan
Strauss
03/12/2006
MARYLAND
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Tommy
Oravetz
Ryan
Strauss
03/14/2006
WINTHROP
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
Tommy
Oravetz
Ryan
Strauss
03/17/2006
VIRGINIA TECH
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Kyle
Maxie
Tommy
Oravetz
Ryan
Strauss
03/18/2006
VIRGINIA TECH
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Kyle
Maxie
Josh
Spivey
Ryan
Strauss
03/19/2006
VIRGINIA TECH
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Kyle
Maxie
Tommy
Oravetz
Ryan
Strauss
03/22/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Kyle
Maxie
Mark
Gildea
Ryan
Strauss
03/24/2006
DUKE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Mark
Gildea
Danny
Diaz
03/25/2006
DUKE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Gildea
Kyle
Maxie
Ryan
Strauss
03/26/2006
DUKE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Gildea
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
03/28/2006
NORTH FLORIDA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Gildea
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
03/31/2006
NORTH CAROLINA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Mark
Gildea
Danny
Diaz
04/01/2006
NORTH CAROLINA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Gildea
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/02/2006
NORTH CAROLINA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Gildea
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/04/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Gildea
Ryan
Strauss
Ryan
McArdle
Danny
Diaz
04/07/2006
BOSTON COLLEGE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Tony
Thomas
Travis
Anderson
Ryan
McArdle
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/08/2006
BOSTON COLLEGE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Tony
Thomas
Travis
Anderson
Ryan
McArdle
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/09/2006
BOSTON COLLEGE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Gildea
Ryan
McArdle
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/12/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Tony
Thomas
Travis
Anderson
Ryan
Strauss
Charles
Cleveland
Danny
Diaz
04/14/2006
MIAMI
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Tony
Thomas
Dennis
Guinn
Ryan
Strauss
Charles
Cleveland
Danny
Diaz
04/15/2006
MIAMI
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Travis
Anderson
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/16/2006
MIAMI
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Travis
Anderson
Danny
Diaz
04/19/2006
FLORIDA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
McArdle
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/21/2006
GEORGIA TECH
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Josh
Spivey
Ryan
Strauss
Kyle
Maxie
04/23/2006
GEORGIA TECH
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Josh
Spivey
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/23/2006
GEORGIA TECH
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Ryan
McArdle
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Charles
Cleveland
Danny
Diaz
04/28/2006
SAVANNAH STATE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Tommy
Oravetz
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/29/2006
SAVANNAH STATE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Tommy
Oravetz
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
04/30/2006
SAVANNAH STATE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Ryan
McArdle
Danny
Diaz
05/03/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
McArdle
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Danny
Diaz
05/05/2006
WAKE FOREST
Shane
Robinson
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Ryan
McArdle
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Mark
Gildea
Danny
Diaz
05/06/2006
WAKE FOREST
Shane
Robinson
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Ryan
McArdle
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Mark
Gildea
Danny
Diaz
05/12/2006
CLEMSON
Shane
Robinson
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Tommy
Oravetz
Tony
Thomas
Ryan
Strauss
Mark
Gildea
Kyle
Maxie
05/13/2006
CLEMSON
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Ryan
Strauss
Josh
Spivey
Tony
Thomas
Kyle
Maxie
05/14/2006
CLEMSON
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Ryan
Strauss
Josh
Spivey
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
05/16/2006
SOUTH ALABAMA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Josh
Spivey
Ryan
Strauss
Tony
Thomas
Kyle
Maxie
05/18/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Josh
Spivey
Ryan
Strauss
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
05/19/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Josh
Spivey
Ryan
Strauss
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
05/20/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Josh
Spivey
Ryan
Strauss
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
05/24/2006
VIRGINIA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Ryan
Strauss
Travis
Anderson
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
05/25/2006
NORTH CAROLINA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Ryan
Strauss
Tommy
Oravetz
Tony
Thomas
Kyle
Maxie
05/26/2006
VIRGINIA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Ryan
Strauss
Travis
Anderson
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
05/27/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Ryan
Strauss
Travis
Anderson
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
05/27/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Ryan
Strauss
Travis
Anderson
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
06/03/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Travis
Anderson
Ryan
Strauss
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
06/03/2006
GEORGIA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Travis
Anderson
Ryan
Strauss
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
06/04/2006
GEORGIA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Ryne
Malone
Travis
Anderson
Ryan
Strauss
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz
06/05/2006
GEORGIA
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Dennis
Guinn
Travis
Anderson
Ryan
Strauss
Tony
Thomas
Danny
Diaz

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/04/2006
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/04/2006
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/05/2006
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/10/2006
AUBURN
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
 
02/11/2006
AUBURN
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/17/2006
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/18/2006
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/19/2006
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/24/2006
MINNESOTA
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Travis
Anderson
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/25/2006
MINNESOTA
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Travis
Anderson
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/26/2006
MINNESOTA
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Travis
Anderson
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
02/28/2006
FLORIDA
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/03/2006
BROWN
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Charles
Cleveland
Buster
Posey
Travis
Anderson
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/04/2006
BROWN
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Charles
Cleveland
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/05/2006
BROWN
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Charles
Cleveland
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/07/2006
MERCER
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Charles
Cleveland
Buster
Posey
Ryne
Malone
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/10/2006
MARYLAND
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/11/2006
MARYLAND
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/12/2006
MARYLAND
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/14/2006
WINTHROP
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/17/2006
VIRGINIA TECH
Bryan
Henry
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/18/2006
VIRGINIA TECH
Michael
Hyde
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/19/2006
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Chambliss
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/22/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Barret
Browning
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/24/2006
DUKE
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
03/25/2006
DUKE
Tyler
Chambliss
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Ryan
Strauss
03/26/2006
DUKE
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Ryan
Strauss
03/28/2006
NORTH FLORIDA
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Ryan
Strauss
03/31/2006
NORTH CAROLINA
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Ryan
Strauss
04/01/2006
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Ryan
Strauss
04/02/2006
NORTH CAROLINA
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/04/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Ryan
McArdle
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/07/2006
BOSTON COLLEGE
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Ryan
McArdle
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/08/2006
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Ryan
McArdle
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/09/2006
BOSTON COLLEGE
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Ryan
McArdle
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/12/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Ryne
Malone
Tony
Thomas
Charles
Cleveland
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/14/2006
MIAMI
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Ryne
Malone
Tony
Thomas
Charles
Cleveland
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/15/2006
MIAMI
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/16/2006
MIAMI
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/19/2006
FLORIDA
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/21/2006
GEORGIA TECH
Bryan
Henry
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/23/2006
GEORGIA TECH
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/23/2006
GEORGIA TECH
Jimmy
Marshall
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Charles
Cleveland
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/28/2006
SAVANNAH STATE
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/29/2006
SAVANNAH STATE
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
04/30/2006
SAVANNAH STATE
Jimmy
Marshall
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/03/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Mark
Sauls
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/05/2006
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Ryan
Strauss
05/06/2006
WAKE FOREST
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Ryan
Strauss
05/12/2006
CLEMSON
Tyler
Chambliss
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Mark
Gildea
Shane
Robinson
Ryan
Strauss
05/13/2006
CLEMSON
Bryan
Henry
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/14/2006
CLEMSON
Mark
Sauls
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/16/2006
SOUTH ALABAMA
Michael
Hyde
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/18/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/19/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/20/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Mark
Sauls
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/24/2006
VIRGINIA
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/25/2006
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Chambliss
Kyle
Maxie
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/26/2006
VIRGINIA
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/27/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Mark
Sauls
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
05/27/2006
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Barret
Browning
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
06/03/2006
JACKSONVILLE
Michael
Hyde
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
06/03/2006
GEORGIA
Tyler
Chambliss
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
06/04/2006
GEORGIA
Bryan
Henry
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye
06/05/2006
GEORGIA
Mark
Sauls
Danny
Diaz
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Thomas
Ryne
Malone
Buster
Posey
Ryan
Strauss
Shane
Robinson
Jack
Rye

2006 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== Matt DiBlasi 1.000 30 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 Brian Kelley 1.000 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 Shane Robinson .361 65 65 269 79 97 15 3 7 35 139 .517 39 6 23 5 .445 5 0 32 36 Buster Posey .346 65 65 246 58 85 14 2 4 48 115 .467 38 2 45 7 .433 3 5 9 9 Jack Rye .339 62 62 221 63 75 16 2 12 46 131 .593 50 6 28 1 .466 4 5 6 10 Dennis Guinn .335 60 60 236 49 79 17 3 12 69 138 .585 21 6 31 5 .393 7 2 4 7 Travis Anderson .316 39 21 79 17 25 6 0 5 23 46 .582 11 6 17 1 .438 0 2 3 3 Ryan Strauss .295 58 49 173 22 51 10 1 3 25 72 .416 12 0 25 4 .339 1 4 6 9 Tony Thomas .289 65 65 235 55 68 8 3 6 48 100 .426 35 8 66 5 .392 5 3 19 27 Ryan McArdle .279 35 12 61 9 17 2 0 2 8 25 .410 5 1 16 0 .338 1 1 0 1 Ryne Malone .275 64 63 240 49 66 14 2 12 52 120 .500 33 10 52 1 .377 6 2 9 10 Mark Gildea .272 45 22 92 18 25 4 1 2 15 37 .402 14 5 28 0 .389 2 2 5 8 Josh Spivey .268 38 19 82 18 22 6 0 3 15 37 .451 9 0 9 3 .341 0 0 1 2 Charles Cleveland .263 26 7 38 10 10 2 0 0 7 12 .316 9 1 13 0 .417 0 0 2 2 Tommy Oravetz .234 48 9 47 6 11 2 0 0 11 13 .277 13 10 11 0 .486 0 1 0 0 Danny Diaz .199 59 55 166 22 33 8 1 1 29 46 .277 17 5 59 0 .289 2 10 2 2 Sean Stuyverson .167 16 0 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167 0 1 2 2 .231 0 0 0 0 Kyle Maxie .155 38 11 58 7 9 1 0 0 4 10 .172 11 3 21 3 .319 0 0 1 2 Brady Thomas .000 9 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 3 0 .125 0 0 0 0 Bryan Henry .000 23 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Mark Sauls .000 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Brian Chambers .000 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Brent Marsh .000 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Travis Burge .000 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Luke Tucker .000 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Barret Browning .000 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Michael Hyde .000 19 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Tyler Chambliss .000 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Jimmy Marshall .000 19 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Caleb Graham .000 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Ruairi O'Connor .000 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .299 65 65 2268 483 677 125 18 69 437 1045 .461 319 70 450 37 .396 36 37 99 128 Opp .257 65 65 2226 296 572 95 7 32 262 777 .349 228 59 519 58 .339 18 37 59 85

2006 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 ======================================================================================================================== Luke Tucker 1.06 2 1 27 0 0 0 1 9 34.0 15 8 4 16 51 1 0 0 117 .128 2 3 2 2 1 Brent Marsh 2.45 3 1 29 0 0 0 0 1 36.2 23 12 10 10 25 4 0 3 127 .181 2 2 0 2 4 Brian Chambers 2.80 0 3 31 0 0 0 2 0 35.1 33 18 11 15 26 5 1 2 131 .252 1 1 0 1 3 Bryan Henry 2.88 9 4 18 18 0 0 4 0 115.2 98 47 37 30 98 18 1 5 427 .230 0 9 1 3 2 Tyler Chambliss 2.97 12 4 19 18 1 0 1 0 115.0 105 55 38 50 117 17 0 4 424 .248 6 13 1 1 13 Jimmy Marshall 3.73 0 1 19 2 0 0 1 0 31.1 34 15 13 15 22 4 1 1 116 .293 3 3 0 4 2 Travis Burge 3.97 1 1 27 0 0 0 3 1 34.0 39 20 15 13 34 7 0 2 138 .283 3 5 0 0 2 Michael Hyde 4.34 9 1 18 11 1 1 1 1 64.1 67 35 31 27 47 10 0 8 251 .267 2 5 0 1 4 Caleb Graham 4.50 0 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 14.0 16 13 7 8 16 5 0 0 58 .276 2 1 0 0 2 Matt DiBlasi 4.67 0 0 29 0 0 0 2 1 17.1 21 10 9 6 19 6 0 0 69 .304 0 4 1 0 1 Mark Sauls 5.40 1 3 9 5 0 0 2 0 21.2 28 15 13 7 15 3 2 2 90 .311 2 2 0 0 0 Barret Browning 5.72 7 2 23 11 0 0 1 0 67.2 93 48 43 31 49 15 2 5 278 .335 4 11 0 4 3 ==================================================================================================== FSU 3.54 44 21 259 65 2 7 6 13 587.0 572 296 231 228 519 95 7 32 2226 .257 27 59 5 18 37 Opp 6.37 21 44 65 65 3 1 1 8 565.0 677 483 400 319 450 125 18 69 2268 .299 63 70 13 36 37

2006 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Barret Browning 7 13 0 1.000 0 Travis Anderson 11 0 0 1.000 0 Brent Marsh 0 9 0 1.000 1 Tommy Oravetz 3 4 0 1.000 0 Jimmy Marshall 1 5 0 1.000 1 Caleb Graham 1 4 0 1.000 0 Matt DiBlasi 0 5 0 1.000 0 Luke Tucker 1 2 0 1.000 0 Brady Thomas 3 0 0 1.000 0 Brian Kelley 1 0 0 1.000 0 Kyle Maxie 143 19 1 .994 1 Shane Robinson 140 6 1 .993 2 Ryan Strauss 79 2 1 .988 0 Danny Diaz 371 37 8 .981 6 Dennis Guinn 528 27 12 .979 49 Tony Thomas 130 195 8 .976 50 Mark Gildea 30 3 1 .971 0 Tyler Chambliss 7 21 1 .966 0 Jack Rye 65 3 4 .944 0 Ryne Malone 80 116 12 .942 16 Buster Posey 89 191 20 .933 45 Sean Stuyverson 3 11 1 .933 1 Ryan McArdle 44 2 4 .920 5 Bryan Henry 12 11 2 .920 0 Brian Chambers 0 10 1 .909 0 Travis Burge 2 6 1 .889 0 Charles Cleveland 9 22 4 .886 1 Mark Sauls 0 6 1 .857 0 Michael Hyde 1 9 2 .833 0 Josh Spivey 0 0 1 .000 0 Ruairi O'Connor 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1761 739 86 .967 64 Opp 1695 608 108 .955 47
FLORIDA STATE 6, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 3
02/04/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL, First 7 innings played on 2/3/2006
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It may have taken a little longer than expected but the eighth-ranked FSU baseball team finally got their 51st opening day win. After Friday's game with Charleston Southern was suspended in the seventh inning, FSU (1-0) came back Saturday afternoon and closed out the game 6-3 behind Luke Tucker's first ever save as a Seminole. Bryan Henry (1-0) picked up the win while CSU's Josh Evans took the loss.

Persistent lightning in the area put a halt to opening day at Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium yesterday. The Seminoles and Buccaneers made it through a 54 minute weather delay before the game was stopped again in the top of the seventh with No. 8 FSU leading the Buccaneers 6-2. Neither team put up a run in the game until the Bucs loaded the bases in the top of the ninth. That brought Tucker into the game and he struck out two batters to end the potential rally.

Three different Seminoles recorded multi-hit games and five drove in runs including freshman shortstop Buster Posey who capped an FSU comeback from an early 2-0 deficit with his first career RBI in the fifth breaking open a 2-2 game. Posey had a big day as he went 2-for-4 with the RBI and a strike to home plate to cut down a potential CSU run.

"This was a lot of fun," said Posey. "It was great to get out here and hear the fans. It was a little unreal at first. I just tried to stay within myself tonight and make the game as simple as possible."

Posey wasn't the only Seminole to get off to a good start in the first game of the series. Ryne Malone also had a big game with two hits, one of which was a double, and an RBI. Jack Rye, Danny Diaz and Travis Anderson all drove in runs as well and shortstop Tony Thomas, Jr. scored three of FSU's six runs.

Henry (1-0) got off to a bit of a rocky start allowing two runs in the first, only one of which was earned and throwing 37 pitches. After settling down, the All-ACC first team pitcher retired 11 in a row and is in line for a win if the Seminoles can hold on Saturday. The junior went 5.2 innings while allowing four hits, two runs, walking four and striking out five. He threw 95 pitches in picking up the win.

Charleston Southern got off to a fast start to the 2006 season when a walk and a single put runners on the corners with no outs in the inning. Another walk loaded the bases before a strikeout swinging. An error on a hard hit ball to third allowed CSU to break on top 2-0. A slow roller to third loaded the bases once again before Henry rung up his second batter of the inning. The Tallahassee native then ended the Buccaneer rally with his third K of the inning.

"I got off to a little bit of a rough start to say the least," said Henry. "There was a lot of excitement and adrenaline being my first opening day start. It reminded me of my high school basketball days when we used to bounce around in the locker room before a game. That was the feeling I had. It was fine once I settled down and let my defense work. It was back to the good old Henry."

A walk and a hit by pitch put FSU in position to cut into the lead in the bottom of the first before a balk moved both runners up a base. Malone then singled to second base driving in the first run of the season. A walk to Posey loaded the bases and Diaz then evened the game on a deep fly to center. An error loaded the bases once again but CSU starter Josh Evans (0-0) got out of the jam on a fly ball.

Florida State broke on top in the fifth inning. Tony Thomas, Jr. led off with a smash up the middle. Rye sacrificed Thomas to second. Evans got the second out on his second K of the game but he couldn't get out of the inning. Posey's RBI single into center field broke the tie giving him the first RBI of his Seminole career. After a walk to Diaz, Payton Tweddale relieved Evans to try and stem the FSU threat. Anderson didn't let CSU out of the inning though as his single to right drove in Posey making it a 4-2 game.

After retiring his 11th straight batter, Henry issued back-to-back two-out walks in the sixth bringing Brian Chambers into the game. Chambers needed just one pitch to bring the sixth to an end.

"I was able to get into a little bit of a rhythm there," said Henry. "The biggest thing was getting ahead. Once I got ahead I could start to mix in off-speed stuff, keep them guessing and off-balance. In the first inning I'd be 2-0 and everybody in the park knew I was going to throw a fastball. Once I settled down it made things a lot easier."

After a 54 minute delay due to weather, the game resumed at 6:56 p.m. The Seminoles went right back to work versus Tweddale. After back-to-back walks, Rye sent a single through the infield scoring Shane Robinson and increasing the FSU lead to 5-2. The Buccaneers looked to be out of the inning when they caught Rye off first base but the sophomore got back to first when nobody was covering the base allowing Thomas to trot home during the rundown with FSU's sixth run of the night. The lightning then returned to the area halting the game at 7:12 p.m.

The game resumed Saturday at 12:58 p.m. with Travis Burge on the mound. The freshman retired the Bucs in order in his first ever FSU appearance.

The score remained 6-2 until the Buccaneers threatened in the top of the ninth. Freshman Caleb Graham came into the game in the ninth and loaded the bases bringing the potential tying run to the plate. That brought new closer Tucker into the game. The junior fanned the first batter he faced before losing the next batter on a 3-2 pitch cutting the FSU lead to 6-3. Tucker then fanned the final batter to pick up the first save of his FSU career.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  2   0  1  0  2  1
Tony Thomas             2B        3  3  1   0  2  0  2  2
Jack Rye                RF        1  1  1   1  2  0  1  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  0  2   1  1  1  2  4
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  2   1  1  0  0  3
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  0   1  1  0 11  0
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  0  8  1
Mark Gildea             LF        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            1  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6 10   5  8  3 27 11
Opp                              31  3  4   2  8  9 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (1)
SH - FSU-Jack Rye (1)
SF - FSU-Danny Diaz (1)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (1-0)    5.2  4  2  1  4  5
Brian Chambers                  0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Travis Burge                    2.0  0  0  0  1  1
Caleb Graham                    0.1  0  1  1  2  1
Luke Tucker          Sv(1)      0.2  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0  4  3  2  8  9
Opp                  L          8.0 10  6  6  8  3


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FLORIDA STATE 12, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 2
02/04/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The eighth-ranked Seminole baseball team rolled over Charleston Southern Saturday afternoon 12-2 behind a solid start by Tyler Chambliss and a 14-hit barrage highlighted by Tony Thomas, Jr. and Shane Robinson. The top two hitters in the FSU line-up combined to go 5-for-9 with five RBIs and three runs scored. Seven different Seminoles knocked in runs as FSU improved to 2-0 and the Buccaneers dropped to 0-2 on the season.

"I was very pleased today especially with the top half of the line-up," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "Shane (Robinson), Tony (Thomas), Ryne Malone, Jack Rye and Buster Posey all played well. We just have to understand that we have to get it 1-9. We can't just rely on three or four guys."

Robinson and Thomas drove the Seminole offense on the day. The reigning Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Thomas, who has been moved into the two-hole this season, produced in a big way by hitting the first homer of the season for FSU and also hitting a triple. His three RBIs were one shy of a career high for the sophomore.

"Today was a big boost for my confidence," said Thomas. "Everything we have been working on came through today. The homerun came. I wasn't expecting it. I wasn't looking for it but I was happy I got it. I am not going to go outside of my game and look for that but if it comes it comes. I am going to stick to small ball and try to poke a double here and there. If the long ball comes, I will take it."

The move to the second spot in the order has really paid off for Thomas and the Seminoles. The second baseman is slugging 1.000 in the first two games of the season. He leads the team with three RBIs, eight total bases and four runs scored. He has already drawn three walks and has struck out just once in his first eight at bats.

"The move up in the order made me feel that 11 (Martin) had that much confidence in me," said Thomas. "It boosted my confidence as well. It showed me that he feels I have the potential to get the job done. It didn't really put pressure on me. Actually it made me feel better. I hit there in high school so it is a comfortable spot. He showed confidence in me and in turn it gave me confidence in myself."

"Tony is a different baseball player than he was last year," said Martin. "I liked him last year. He has a chance to be a very good baseball player and I am speaking more offensively. He already has great range and he runs well. He is a guy if you go in on him, he can do some damage."

Chambliss, making just his second-ever start and his first since May 29, 2004, limited CSU to just two hits in six innings of work. He allowed one unearned run while striking out a career-high seven batters. He threw just 86 pitches in picking up his first-ever win in a starting role.

"I felt good today," said Chambliss. "I didn't throw quite as many strikes as I would have liked. I didn't get as many change-ups as I wanted to and probably threw more curves that I would have liked but I felt pretty pleased with it (the outing)."

"Jamey (Shouppe) did a great job of calling today with Tyler," said Martin. "He made the curve ball the dominant pitch. That's the pitch Tyler possesses that reminds me of Jonathan Johnson and Richie Lewis. That's his pitch. We want him to learn to spot the fastball but we can't do that constantly putting him in 2-0 and 3-1 situations. I thought he threw a couple changes that were encouraging. We just need to get all three of his pitches going."

Just like they did on Friday, the Buccaneers jumped on top of FSU in the first inning. After Chambliss got the first two hitters of the game, a walk and a single put two runners on before a wild pitch and a throwing error down to second allowed the Buccaneers to jump out to a 1-0 lead.

The Seminoles stormed in front with a three-run second inning. Josh Spivey got things started by drawing a walk and was followed by Dennis Guinn who singled to left, the first hit of his career. Mark Gildea then recorded the first hit of his career as well and it was a big one. The redshirt freshman cleared the bases with a triple to right. Shane Robinson then drove in FSU's third run on a sac fly. Thomas tripled but the Seminoles were unable to plate the second baseman as CSU got out of the second with no more damage done.

Florida State continued its assault on CSU starter Ryan Sowers (0-1) in the fourth. Robinson led off with a single and then came home on the first Seminole homerun of the season. Thomas sent a Sowers offering off the top of the wall in left field that bounced over the fence extending the FSU lead to 5-1. It marked the second time in Thomas' brief career that he has tripled and homered in the same game. The first time he pulled that feat was May 11 versus Stetson. The homer knocked Sowers out of the game and brought new pitcher Chris Widing in. The Seminoles went right back to work though as Jack Rye laced a double off the fence in right field. It was the fourth extra base hit of the day for FSU. Ryne Malone then brought another run home with a single to right.

Guinn and Travis Anderson got on base via a hit by pitch and a walk in the bottom of the fifth. Guinn moved to third on an attempted pick off at first and then Robinson picked up his second sac fly of the day making the score 7-1.

Robinson recorded his third hit of the game in the seventh and came around to score on Jack Rye's RBI single. The run extended the Seminole lead to 8-1. FSU worked the bases loaded with two outs as freshman catcher Kyle Maxie then ripped a single up the middle plating two more runs. The first hit and RBI's of the Mississippi native's career extended the FSU lead to 10-1. Tommy Oravetz followed with his first career hit as well, the freshman doubled down the left field line scoring the Seminoles' 11th run.

The Buccaneers got back on the board for the first time since the top of the first inning when they scored a two-out run in the top of the eighth to make it an 11-2 game but Travis Anderson helped to get the run back in the bottom half of the inning as he drew a walk and eventually came around to score on Thomas' third RBI of the day, a ground out.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  2  3   2  0  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B-DH     5  1  2   3  1  1  0  4
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  2   1  2  0  1  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  2   1  1  0  0  1
  Bryan Henry           1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  1   0  1  1  1  2
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  0  2  7  0
  Brady Thomas          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         1  0  1   2  0  0  6  0
Josh Spivey             DH        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  2  1   0  0  0  8  0
  Charles Cleveland     PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             LF        2  1  1   2  0  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-LF     1  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 12 14  12  9  5 27  9
Opp                              31  2  4   1  3 13 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (1), Danny Diaz (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (1), Tommy Oravetz (1)
3B - FSU-Tony Thomas (1), Mark Gildea (1)
HR - FSU-Tony Thomas (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Shane Robinson 2 (2)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (1), Buster Posey (1), Travis Anderson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss      W (1-0)    6.0  2  1  0  3  7
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  2  1  1  0  2
Brent Marsh                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  4  2  1  3 13
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FLORIDA STATE 15, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 8
02/05/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The eighth-ranked Florida State Seminoles completed an opening series sweep against a game Charleston Southern (0-3) squad Sunday with a 15-8 victory. The Seminoles (3-0) pounded out 16 hits, two homeruns and 14 RBIs in the win. Seminole third baseman Ryne Malone extended his hit streak to 19 games as he and left fielder Mark Gildea each recorded three RBIs. Michael Hyde (1-0) picked up the win in relief of starter Barret Browning.

"We did a good job in all of areas of hitting," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We had some quality at bats. We got a lot of guys on base and had some timely hitting. We had a sloppy inning where we gave up some runs but what impressed me the most was we turn around and answered with two in our half. We showed some maturity."

"This was big for us," said Malone. "Anytime you can go out there and get some wins and hit the ball the way we hit the ball this weekend is real important. Hopefully it will set the tone for the season and a big series next week versus Auburn."

It was a big series for the Seminoles bats especially the top five hitters in the FSU line-up. Shane Robinson, Tony Thomas, Jr., Jack Rye, Malone and Buster Posey combined to hit .528 with 23 runs, eight extra base hits and 19 RBIs. Robinson, Rye, Posey and Malone each recorded six hits in the series. Thomas slugged 1.200 and scored eight runs in the series while Malone .545 in extending his hit streak to the eight-longest in school history.

"I can only do as much as I can and I feel good about the start," said Malone. "I was given the chance to drive in some runs by the guys ahead of me who put me in good situations to hit.

"It is real relaxing to hit behind those three guys. It gives me a chance to relax with guys getting on base ahead of me. I can hit the ball to the outfield and also with Posey hitting behind me it makes my job easier. It is nice."

For the first time in the series, FSU held the Buccaneers off the scoreboard in the top of the first as Browning set CSU down in order. The Seminoles then broke out in the bottom of the inning as two walks and an error put runners on second and third with nobody out. CSU starter Mike Mead (0-1) walked his third batter of the first to load the bases. Malone then sacrificed Robinson home from third to stake FSU to its earliest lead of the series. Posey followed by singling Thomas in with the second FSU run. Danny Diaz came up and blasted a shot off the screen in right center bringing in two more runs extending the lead to 4-0 with just one out in the inning. After swiping the first base of his career, Diaz came home with the fifth FSU run on a balk.

CSU cut into the lead in the second as two walks and a single loaded the bases with nobody out. After recording the first out at home plate, Browning recorded the second out of the inning on a sac fly to center as Robison made a highlight catch and then almost gunned out the runner tagging up from third. Browning pitched his way out of the jam though as he sent the game to the bottom of the second with FSU still in front 5-1.

Florida State went right back to work in the second as a walk and base hit by Thomas put runners on the corners with no outs. Malone then skied a fly ball to center allowing Thomas to come in with FSU's sixth run and the fifth run scored by the sophomore this season. Posey came up and promptly drove in another run with a double off the right field screen.

In the top of third, CSU cut into the FSU lead once again as a two-out single drove a run in from third making it a 7-2 game.

A walk and an error put FSU back in business in the bottom of the third as Mead continued to labor. The left-hander gave up a run in his third straight inning as Rye drove Gildea in on a single to right field. That ended Mead's day.

The Seminole defense let them down in the top of the fifth as sloppy play and a throwing error led to two runs for the Buccaneers as they cut the FSU lead to 8-4. That ended Browning's day and brought Hyde into the game and he promptly ended the threat with a strikeout.

The Buccaneers third pitcher of the day didn't fare much better than the previous two as FSU scored two more runs in the bottom of the fifth thanks to RBI doubles by Rye and Malone.

The lead grew to 12-4 on one swing of the bat in the sixth. Gildea hit the first homer of his career, a two-run shot, over the left field wall. Thomas then hit his second homerun in as many games as his two-run bomb gave FSU a 10-run cushion.

Charleston Southern continued to fight back in the seventh as they loaded the bases on a hit batter, a walk and a single. With nobody out Brian Chambers was brought in to the game to try and put out the CSU rally. Chambers got the first batter on a sac fly and then a single brought in another run as CSU cut the double digit lead to 14-6. Chambers recorded the second out on a ground ball to third but back-to-back errors and a base hit got CSU within six runs at 14-8. That brought Travis Burge into the game and the freshman closed out the inning on a ground out.

Gildea came back and hurt the Bucs again in the bottom of the seventh as his rocket shot hit high off the right field fence scoring pinch runner Ryan Strauss from first. Strauss replaced Ryan McArdle who singled to right.

Florida State will hit the road for a key early season next week versus the Auburn Tigers. This will be the first meeting between the teams since FSU eliminated the Tigers from the 2005 NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  2  1   0  1  0  3  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       LF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        2  4  1   2  2  1  0  3
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  3  3   2  1  1  2  0
  Josh Spivey           RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  0  2   3  0  0  0  0
  Charles Cleveland     3B        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  2
Buster Posey            SS        5  1  3   2  0  1  2  3
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Danny Diaz              C         5  1  1   2  0  2  8  1
  Kyle Maxie            PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-DH     2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Strauss          PR-DH     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brady Thomas          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  2   0  0  0  5  0
  Bryan Henry           1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mark Gildea             LF-CF     3  2  2   3  1  1  2  0
Barret Browning         P                            0  1
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
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FSU                              40 15 16  14  7  9 27 11
Opp                              35  8  9   5  5 12 24  4

E - Opp-3, FSU-Shane Robinson (1), Josh Spivey (1), Danny Diaz (2), Dennis Guinn (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (2), Ryne Malone (2), Buster Posey (1), Danny Diaz (1), Mark Gildea (1)
HR - FSU-Tony Thomas (2), Mark Gildea (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (1), Sean Stuyverson (1), Mark Gildea (1)
SF - Opp-2, FSU-Ryne Malone 2 (2)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson (2), Tony Thomas (2), Danny Diaz (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Barret Browning                 4.2  6  4  2  4  4
Michael Hyde         W (1-0)    1.1  1  3  3  1  2
Brian Chambers                  0.2  2  1  0  0  0
Travis Burge                    1.1  0  0  0  0  3
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  9  8  5  5 12
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AUBURN 5, FLORIDA STATE 2
02/10/2006, AUBURN, AL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

AUBURN, AL - Last weekend the sixth-ranked Seminoles opened their season by hitting .377 in a series sweep of Charleston Southern. Friday night in their series opener with Auburn, the Seminole bats weren't nearly as loud. FSU (3-1) mustered just two hits versus three different Tiger pitchers as Auburn (2-2) used a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to seal a 5-2 win. It was Auburn's first home victory versus FSU since April 13, 1982.

"Auburn beat us tonight plain and simple," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We didn't make any errors. Auburn just got it done. They got the two-out hits. You have to give them a lot of credit. I was very impressed with their pitching."

The Seminoles got off to an early 1-0 lead without the benefit of a hit only to see Auburn jump back in front 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning. After a Jack Rye solo homer tied the game in the sixth, the Tigers pounded out four of their 10 hits in the deciding seventh inning.

Neither starter figured in the decision. Brian Chambers (0-1) was credited with the loss for FSU and Peter Wiggins (1-0) picked up the win. Seminole starter Bryan Henry pitched six strong innings setting down 12 straight batters at one point. For the third time in his FSU career he did not issue a single walk in a start. The junior fanned six and gave up two runs both of which were earned.

"Brian had a good outing, he really did," said Martin. "His curveball was good tonight and this isn't the best type of night to throw a breaking ball. I thought he pitched very well."

"I made some pitches, I made a few mistakes and they were really scrappy tonight," said Henry. "I didn't get away with anything. They did a good job. They put the ball in play and that's how you win games."

Shane Robinson started the game by drawing a walk on four straight pitches from Tiger starter Chris Dennis. After falling behind 1-2, Tony Thomas, Jr. watched three straight balls to draw the second walk of the game. Jack Rye then moved both runners over a base on a sac bunt putting two Seminoles in scoring position with just one out. Ryne Malone brought Robinson home from third with a fly ball to right putting FSU up 1-0 early. It was the first run scored off Dennis in 2006. Thomas moved up to third on a wild pitch but the Auburn right-hander got out of the jam on his first K of the day.

Henry got the first two hitters he faced on a ground out and strikeout looking but the Tigers fought back with two down in the first. A single to left and a hit down the first baseline put runners on the corners. Henry got out of the jam though on a hard hit ball to short that Buster Posey flipped to Thomas, to end the inning.

After walking the first two batters of the game, Dennis settled down nicely and went on to retire nine straight batters five of which he set down via a strikeout. Henry matched the Tiger hurler as he set down seven straight after allowing back-to-back base hits in the first.

Malone drew a one-out walk putting an end to Dennis' streak after retiring 10 in a row. Jack Rye followed with a single on a hit and run. The base knock was the first of the game for FSU and put runners on the corners as Dennis neared 70 pitches through 3.1 innings of work. The Seminoles couldn't capitalize though as a popped up bunt and ground out ended the threat.

Henry matched Dennis the next inning and then upped his streak to 12 straight batters retired in the bottom of the fifth before giving up a two-out double down the left field line to Justin Bristow. Catcher Jonathan Rasberry then delivered the game-tying hit as he drove a ball up the middle and just past the outstretched glove of Thomas. Tyler Johnstone came up and broke the tie with a shot off the wall in left field driving in another run and making the score 2-1.

It didn't take long for FSU to even the game in the top of the sixth. Jack Rye clubbed a 0-2 offering from Dennis over the fence down the right field line. It was his first homer of the year and the third of his FSU career. His other two homers both came in ACC games and now all three of his career homeruns have been hit on the road.

Wiggins entered the game for Auburn in the top of the seventh and mistakes put the Tigers lead in jeopardy. A catcher's interference and wild pitch put pinch runner Ryan Strauss in scoring position. The sophomore moved to third on a ground out but the Seminoles could not bring the potential winning run home as Wiggins struck out the final batter of the top half of the frame.

Brian Chambers came in to relieve Henry in the bottom of the seventh and after retiring the first batter he got into some trouble. A walk and an infield hit to the right side put two runners on base with the top of the Tiger order coming up. A base hit through the left side by Johnstone loaded the bases and brought an end to Chambers night. The task of getting FSU out of the bases loaded jam fell to Matt DiBlasi. The senior leftie could not preserve the lead. He gave up a single through the left side scoring one run but a second Tiger was gunned out at home on a strike from Mark Gildea to Danny Diaz. Brent Marsh relieved DiBlasi but he couldn't get FSU out of the inning either as a deep shot off the tall left field wall brought two more runners in as Auburn moved out to a 5-2 lead they would never relinquish.

NOTES: Ryne Malone's 19-game hit streak came to an end Friday night...the last time FSU was held to just two hits in a game was versus Army in the 2005 NCAA Tallahassee Regional. The Seminoles won that game 3-2...this is the third straight regular season meeting between the teams where Auburn has recorded double digit hits.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  6  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  0   0  1  2  2  2
Jack Rye                CF        2  1  1   1  1  0  2  0
Ryne Malone             3B        2  0  0   1  1  1  0  2
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  3
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  0   0  0  2  7  0
Josh Spivey             DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ryan Strauss          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Mark Gildea             LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  1
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
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FSU                              27  2  2   2  4  9 24  8
Opp                              33  5 10   5  1  6 27  6

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-3
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (1)
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
SH - FSU-Jack Rye (2)
SF - FSU-Ryne Malone (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry                     6.0  6  2  2  0  6
Brian Chambers       L (0-1)    0.1  2  2  2  1  0
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  1  1  1  0  0
Brent Marsh                     1.1  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0 10  5  5  1  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  2  2  2  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 8, AUBURN 3
02/11/2006, AUBURN, AL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

AUBURN, AL - Despite temperatures that dipped into the low 40's and a wind chill that made it feel like the low 30's, the Seminole bats heated up Saturday afternoon in Auburn, AL. After scoring two runs on just two hits Friday night, the sixth-ranked Seminoles warmed up the bats Saturday to the tune of eight runs on nine hits as No. 6 FSU (4-1) evened the series with Auburn (2-3) thanks to a 8-3 victory. Tyler Chambliss picked up his second straight win of the season as a Saturday starter and Auburn's Brett Butts (0-1) was saddled with the loss.

"I was very pleased with the way we bounced back today," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We did the little things it takes to win. We took advantage of Auburn's mistakes and of course had a good pitching performance from Tyler."

Chambliss tied a career high with six innings pitched Saturday. The junior walked just two batters and recorded two K's as well. He threw 91 pitches and allowed only two runs as he improved to 2-0 on the young season.

"I felt good today," said Chambliss. "I located well and once I got into a good rhythm I cruised until I ran out of gas in the seventh. The defense played well behind me and this was a good win for our team after the loss Friday."

"Tyler Chambliss pitched his game," said Martin. "He is going to rely on his breaking pitch because that is his best pitch. We aren't going to throw it 80 or 90 percent of the time like we did when he was just pitching one inning but we'll throw that thing."

After an 0-for-3 day at the plate Friday, Shane Robinson came back with a vengeance Saturday as he reached base all five times he stepped up to the plate. The reigning Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year recorded four hits in a game for the first time in his career. In his first at bat Robinson was hit by a pitch but he followed with three singles and a double on a 4-for-4 day where he scored two runs and knocked in another.

"I thought about the fact I had never had a four hit game last year," said Robinson. "The coaches always preach not taking an at bat off and that is what I try to do and I happened to get four hits today."

Dennis Guinn had a big day at the plate as well. The sophomore knocked in a career high three RBIs and scored a run as he went 2-for-4. Mark Gildea recorded an extra base hit and Buster Posey scored two runs and knocked in another. Tony Thomas, Jr. also had a multi-RBI day as he knocked in his sixth and seventh runs of the season.

"We like to force the action and we came out and played our game today," said Robinson. "We kept battling all day. Auburn is a good team and they fought but we were able to hold them off."

Just like they did in game one, FSU got on top in the first inning without the benefit of a hit. Robinson was hit by a pitch and moved up a base on a wild pitch. A ground out moved him to third and then Posey drove the run in on a grounder to short that was thrown away. Ryne Malone then got on base on a pop up that was lost by the second baseman and fell in right near second base for FSU's first hit of the inning. Guinn then came up with a big two-out hit as he singled into right field driving Posey in from second.

Auburn cut the lead in half in the bottom of the first thanks to a walk, a passed ball, a wild pitch and a base hit. Andy Bennett's single up the middle brought Tyler Johnstone in from third after he started the inning by drawing a leadoff walk.

Florida State came right back in the second versus AU starter Butts. Gildea and Robinson recorded back-to-back doubles to extend the FSU lead to 3-1. Robinson moved up to third on a balk and then Jack Rye brought the run a home on a sac fly to right field.

The game remained quiet into the top of the fifth. Robinson led off with a single down the left field line but was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double. After Butts got the next batter, he lost Posey after getting out to a 1-2 count and then he hit Malone. A passed ball moved both runners into scoring position and after falling behind Josh Spivey 3-1, the Tigers intentionally loaded the bases for Guinn. That brought new pitcher Clarence Nicely into the game but Guinn came up with a huge bases loaded single to left field pushing the Seminole lead to 6-1. Thomas then brought everybody else home on a bloop single to centerfield making it an 8-1 FSU cushion. The two RBIs gave Thomas seven on the year, which are the most on the team.

Robinson continued his hot day at the plate slamming a single off of the shin of Nicely. After a stolen base, Rye drew a walk to put a couple runners on with one away. Both runners took off with the pitch and moved up a base on a ground out for the second out of the frame. FSU was unable to plate either runner though as a fly ball out ended the top of the sixth.

Auburn threatened the FSU lead in the seventh. The Tigers led off with three straight singles cutting the FSU lead to 8-2 as Auburn scored for the first time since the first inning. That brought an end to Chambliss' day as he matched a career-high for the second straight week with six innings pitched. Brian Chambers came in and issued a walk that loaded the bases. Chambers went 3-2 on the next batter before fanning Bruce Edwards and then he ended the inning on a 5-4-3 double play keeping it an 8-2 game.

The Tigers chipped into the lead in the ninth but they could not get any closer than 8-3 as Luke Tucker finished up the game.

NOTES: Shane Robinson recorded the first four hit game of his FSU career Saturday afternoon...all three starts of Tyler Chambliss' career have lasted exactly six innings...Dennis Guinn came into Saturday's game with one career RBI. He tripled that total in just one game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  2  4   1  0  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  0  0   1  2  0  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  2  0   1  1  1  2  2
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  3
Josh Spivey             DH        3  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  2   3  0  1  9  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Bryan Henry           1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        5  0  1   2  0  1  5  3
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Mark Gildea             LF        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
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FSU                              35  8  9   8  4  8 27  9
Opp                              34  3 10   3  5  4 27  6

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (1), Mark Gildea (2)
HBP - FSU-Shane Robinson (1), Ryne Malone (1)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson 2 (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss      W (2-0)    6.0  7  2  2  2  2
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  3  1  1  1  0
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0 10  3  3  5  4
Opp                  L          9.0  9  8  7  4  8


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FLORIDA STATE 10, UNC-ASHEVILLE 0
02/17/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Seminole junior Bryan Henry was dominant once again Friday night as he pitched No. 7 FSU past UNC Asheville 10-0 in the series opener. The right-hander worked seven innings and did not issue a walk while fanning nine Bulldog hitters. Henry (2-0) needed just 80 pitches, 55 of which were strikes, as the Seminole offense battered Asheville pitchers all night long. Jack Rye, Dennis Guinn and Ryne Malone each homered and four FSU players recorded either multi-hit or multi-RBI games.

"I just went out there tonight and pounded the strike zone," said Henry. "We were able to keep their guys off balance throwing off-speed pitches for strikes and my defense did a great job behind me."

The shutout was the first for FSU since March 23, 2005 against JU and the first shutout Henry has been a part of in his Seminole career. For the second time in three starts this season, Henry did not issue a walk. It was the fourth time in 14 career starts that Henry did not issue a walk in an outing.

"The big thing is giving them no free passes," said Henry. "They have to earn everything. With the defense making plays behind me it makes things a lot easier on me."

While Henry was cruising on the mound the FSU bats were matching his success. Florida State scored double digit runs for the third time in six games and recorded nine or more hits for the fourth time this year. The top of the FSU line-up once again paced the offense. Florida State's 1-4 hitters went 10-for-14 with eight runs scored, nine RBIs three doubles and two homeruns.

"We did a great job tonight especially at the plate," said Malone who went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. "I think we were all patient. That is my main goal to wait until I get my pitch. I did a good job of that as did the whole line-up. We picked up a bunch of hits."

Shane Robinson continued his hot hitting from last game versus Auburn where he went 4-for-4. The preseason first team All-American went 3-for-4 Friday versus Asheville with three runs scored raising his average to a team-best .565. Freshman Buster Posey had a big night at the plate as well going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a career high three RBIs.

Once again Rye was the story though. The sophomore went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. He hit the first homerun of his career at Mike Martin Field as he ran his average to .563 with a slugging percentage of 1.063. Rye now has two homers on the season, which already matches his 2005 total in 179 fewer at bats.

"It was a good homerun to start with at this field," said Rye. "It was a 2-0 count and I told myself I was going to get a good pitch to hit. I took a good swing at it. I didn't think it was going to make it over the fence with the tall screen but it made me really happy that I got one at home finally."

Rye upped his streak of consecutive games with an RBI and a walk to six. He leads the club with nine free passes and is second only to Malone with eight RBIs. His .679 on base percentage is also the best on the team.

"Patience is one of the main things I have focused on this season," said Rye. "I want to find my pitch to hit and not chase anything out of the zone. It has worked really well so far. I have been able to get a lot of walks and see good pitches to hit."

Asheville (1-1) started the game by getting their second hitter on base due to a Seminole error but the runner was wiped off the base paths by Danny Diaz who picked him off first. Florida State got off to good start in the bottom half of the inning as Robinson led off with a hit and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. It was the fifth straight at bat where the junior center fielder had recorded a hit. A ground out moved Robinson to third and he came home on a Posey bunt single. Posey swiped second and then came in to score on Ryne Malone's team-leading third double of the season.

"We do a lot of that (bunting with a man on third) when we have an opportunity to score first," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "When we have a chance to score quickly we are going to do it. The infield was back at the time and Buster did a good job of getting the bunt down. A run is always important early. When you have a chance early don't miss that opportunity and Buster did a good job for us."

One of the turning points of the game came early on in the second inning with FSU leading 2-0. An error and two bases hits loaded the bases for Asheville with nobody out. Henry got out of the jam though by striking out the side and keeping Asheville from cutting into the FSU lead.

"They had the bases loaded versus a pitcher I consider to be one of the best in college baseball," said Martin. "They had a chance to do some damage and Bryan really made some quality pitches to get out of it. No doubt that was the key to the game. It was a two-run ballgame and a base hit puts them right back in it."

After Henry fired up the Seminole bench by getting out of a bases loaded, no out jam, Dennis Guinn added more excitement in the bottom half of the frame. The sophomore first baseman crushed a Chris Nigro (0-1) 2-1 pitch out of the deepest part of the park for the first homerun of his career.

"We got a big homerun from Dennis Guinn after getting out of a bases loaded jam and I think that really took the wind out of their sails," said Martin.

Henry started the third just like he ended the second with is fourth straight strikeout. After a ground out to short Henry notched his fifth K of the game to retire the side.

After being held off the scoreboard in back-to-back innings, FSU added to their lead in the fifth with a two-out rally. It started with a Robinson single. Just as it seemed like the fifth pick off of the game was about to be recorded when Robinson was caught between first and second, the UNCA throw down to the shortstop sailed into centerfield allowing the junior to move up to third. Rye then drew a walk setting the stage for Posey. The freshman laced a double into the gap in right bringing both runs home and making it a 5-0 game. It was the second and third RBIs of the day for the shortstop.

In the sixth inning Mark Gildea led off with a base hit and was followed by Robinson who recorded his third hit of the day and seventh in the last two games. A Rye sac fly brought in the sixth run of the game and moved Robinson up to third. A walk put Posey on base and then Malone cleared the bases with a towering shot over the fence in right as FSU broke out to a 9-0 lead.

"That homerun meant a lot," said Malone. "I worked the count pretty good after getting down 0-2 early. I saw a couple pitches, fouled a couple off and got him to hang one over the middle. I was fortunate to get that at bat. We had two outs but the guys ahead of me did a good job keeping the inning alive."

Rye continued his torrid pace in the eighth when he sent a two-out shot over the fence in right to extend the FSU lead to 10-0. The sophomore has now equaled his homerun total from his entire freshman season in just six games. It was the first homer Rye has ever hit at Mike Martin Field and it extended his streak of games with a walk and an RBI to six.

Game two of the series began at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Game Tracker will be available for the contest along with a live radio broadcast available on WFLA locally and on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  3  3   0  0  1  1  0
  Sean Stuyverson       PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  2   2  1  0  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  2  2   3  2  0  0  4
  Ryan Strauss          PR-CF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  3   4  0  0  1  0
  Charles Cleveland     3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Travis Anderson         DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-1B     0  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        2  1  1   1  0  0  9  0
  Kyle Maxie            PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  0  1  9  0
  Brady Thomas          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mark Gildea             LF        2  1  1   0  2  1  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  2
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
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FSU                              31 10 13  10  7  6 27  8
Opp                              32  0  4   0  1 13 24 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey 2 (3), Ryan McArdle (1)
2B - FSU-Shane Robinson (2), Buster Posey (2), Ryne Malone (3)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (2), Ryne Malone (1), Dennis Guinn (1)
HBP - FSU-Dennis Guinn (2)
SF - FSU-Jack Rye (2)
SB - FSU-Buster Posey (2)
CS - FSU-Mark Gildea (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (2-0)    7.0  3  0  0  0  9
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  1  2
Caleb Graham                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  4  0  0  1 13
Opp                  L          8.0 13 10  8  7  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, UNC-ASHEVILLE 1
02/18/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The seventh-ranked FSU baseball team used a perfect blend of pitching, defense and power hitting to take game two of their series from UNC Asheville by a score of 9-1. Tyler Chambliss (3-0) was nearly flawless and his defense played error free behind him including two spectacular plays in a key sequence in the bottom of the third. FSU (6-1) once again recorded three doubles in a game versus the Bulldogs (1-2) and Jack Rye and Dennis Guinn both went yard for the second day in a row.

Chambliss threw six innings and gave up just one hit as he won his third straight outing as a starter. The junior threw 85 pitches, 53 of them for strikes, and walked one batter while fanning a career high eight. The right-hander dropped his ERA to 1.00 as he did not allow a run in his third straight quality start.

"I think I did a good job today getting ahead of hitters and throwing strikes," said Chambliss.

"This was one of his better outings form the standpoint of the location of his fastball," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin on Chambliss' outing. "Also the change-up was an effective pitch for him today."

In the first two games of the Asheville series, Chambliss and Friday night starter Bryan Henry have combined to throw 13 innings, allow no runs, strike out 17 batters and issue just one walk. Overall, FSU pitchers in the series have given up just one run while striking out 24 and issuing only two free passes.

"The fact that both of those guys did it with three pitches is what is so important," said Martin when asked about the performance of his two starters. "I am pleased Bryan and Tyler's change-up is in people's heads. You just don't go up there looking a curveball from Tyler or a fastball from Bryan. They have got those other pitches to concern themselves with."

All-American Shane Robinson had another big day going 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored, two walks and three steals. The 2005 national player of the year is now hitting .577 on the season with 13 runs scored, 18 total bases, seven steals and four RBIs. In the last three games the outfielder is 9-for-11 with seven runs scored, three doubles and five steals.

"Shane creates problems for defenses," said Martin. "The next guy in the line-up sees fastballs because of how many bases he steals. He gives the number two hitter in the line-up a great opportunity to see fastballs. Shane Robinson changes a ballgame."

On top of the stellar pitching, the Seminoles got production throughout the line-up. Four players recorded multi-RBI games Saturday and eight had at least one hit. Redshirt freshman outfielder Mark Gildea led the way with a career-high three hits. Danny Diaz had a double and a run scored. Both Rye and Guinn knocked in two runs as they both hit homeruns for the second day.

"This feels good," said Guinn. "Today's homerun I got a good pitch to hit. He threw it down the middle and I was able to hit it out. I am seeing the ball well and it feels good."

Florida State has now hit nine homers so far this season. Last year FSU didn't record its ninth homerun until the 15th game of the year. Through seven games in 2005, the Seminoles had gone yard just four times. Rye leads the team with three homeruns as he has already surpassed his entire total from his freshman season where he had almost 200 at bats.

"I am not really surprised by the homeruns because everyone in our line-up has the ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark," said Martin. "We don't preach hit it out but every one of them has that ability. We want the other team to know they have to pitch our guys carefully so we can utilize our speed. If you have good speed with the guy at first, what are you going to do? You are going to throw fastballs. You better locate it or our guys do have the ability to do damage."

Rye, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, is now hitting .550 on the year and he is slugging 1.100. He is tied for the team lead with 10 RBIs as he has knocked in a run in every game so far this season.

"Jack is going to get a lot of fastballs if Shane is on first base," said Martin. "He took full advantage of that today."

Asheville threatened to take an early lead in the top of the third when Edmund Locklear led off with a single to shallow center but two spectacular defensive plays kept the game scoreless. The first was an over the shoulder grab made by Robinson running at full speed to the deepest part of the park. The second came with the runner now on third on a bloop hit to the shallow infield where Malone made a diving catch to end the frame.

"The first thing I said in the clubhouse was that the zero in the last column (errors) was very important," said Martin. "That is our mindset every time we come out. We want to get good pitching and defense.

"There is no question those were big time plays (in the third inning). Shane's catch, having been an outfielder, was much better than he made it look. He has got such good speed. He went back a long way to get that ball and made it look like a routine catch. That was not a routine play."

The good defense seemed to spark the Seminole bats in the bottom of the third. Diaz led off with a double and came around to score on an errant throw from the outfield for a 1-0 lead. Gildea followed with a single and then Robinson brought him home on a double down the left field line. Rye then came up and cleared the bases with his second homerun in two days. He leads the team with three on the season.

FSU got back on the scoreboard in the sixth thanks once again to the log ball. After Tony Thomas, Jr. singled Guinn launched his second homer in as many days making it a 6-0 game. After leaving the deepest part of the park Friday, Guinn put this shot off the scoreboard for the second homer of his career.

A costly Bulldog error helped FSU boost its lead in the seventh. With two outs and runners on first and second, Guinn popped a ball up just on the outfield grass on the right side. The second baseman was unable to make the play allowing Malone to come home with the seventh run of the game.

Charles Cleveland came up with the big hit for FSU in the bottom of the eighth. With runners on second and third and two away the sophomore sent a double deep to right slicing toward the foul line extending the Seminoles' lead to 9-1.

The finale of the series is set for 1:00 p.m. Sunday. FSU is expected to start senior Barret Browning (0-0) and Asheville will counter with right-hander Ben Buchanan (0-0). Game Tracker will be available for the contest along with a live radio broadcast available on WFLA locally and on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  2  2   1  2  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ryan Strauss          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
  Brady Thomas          PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bryan Henry           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  4
  Charles Cleveland     PH-3B     1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Travis Anderson         DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  3
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  1   2  0  0 12  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  1  1   0  0  0  8  1
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Mark Gildea             LF        3  1  3   0  1  0  0  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  2
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  9 12   7  5  5 27 13
Opp                              29  1  4   1  1 11 24  6

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Shane Robinson (3), Charles Cleveland (1), Danny Diaz (2)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (3), Dennis Guinn (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson 3 (7), Ryne Malone (1), Tony Thomas (3), Mark Gildea (1)
CS - FSU-Mark Gildea (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss      W (3-0)    6.0  1  0  0  1  8
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  1.0  2  1  1  0  0
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  4  1  1  1 11
Opp                  L          8.0 12  9  8  5  5


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FLORIDA STATE 8, UNC-ASHEVILLE 2
02/19/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The last time UNC Asheville came to Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium in 2004, the Bulldogs took the first game of the three game set snapping an 11-game FSU win streak in the series. This season the Seminoles were able to complete the sweep thanks to an 8-2 win in Sunday's series finale. In the three games, FSU outscored Asheville 27-3 and out homered the Bulldogs 6-0. Barret Browning (1-0) picked up the win Sunday as the Seminoles (7-1) won their fourth straight game dropping Asheville to 1-3 on the season.

For the series FSU out hit Asheville .363 to .177 and recorded 17 extra base hits to just three. The Seminoles out slugged the Bulldogs .647 to .208 and stole eight bases compared to just one. The six homers hit by FSU batters were the most in a regular season series since May of 2004 when FSU hit eight versus Wake Forest.

The FSU pitching staff dominated the match-up as well. Seminole pitchers posted a 1.00 ERA in the series and struck out 31 batters while issuing just five walks. Asheville left town with an 8.25 ERA, 15 strikeouts and 11 walks.

Browning started the game for FSU and lasted five innings in picking up the win. He gave up eight hits, two runs, struck out two and walked two. It was his first win since May 7, 2005 versus Maryland.

"He (Browning) didn't have a great outing but he had a good outing," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I thought he pitched fairly well. He had trouble locating his fastball away but still did a good job of getting us in the dugout."

While no reliever picked up a save the Seminole bullpen was once again key in the victory. Three FSU relievers combined to pitch four innings and give up just one hit. Michael Hyde, Brent Marsh and Travis Burge combined to strike out five batters and issue just one walk.

"That is what our program is about," said Martin when asked about the performance of his pen. "We are not going to get nine innings out of our starters. We are after six and then go get somebody and I was very pleased we were able to do that today."

No pitcher was bigger out of the bullpen today then Hyde. The junior came into the game with no outs and runners on first and third in a 5-2 game. The Tallahassee native struck out the side conjuring up images of Kevin Lynch's heroics with runners on base and no outs in an inning.

"The adrenaline is probably pumping a little more when you go into those situations," said Hyde. "Kevin was probably the best in that situation that I have ever seen. I don't know if the adrenaline makes you more effective but it is definitely pumping more than usual. You just want to get out of there the best you can."

"He (Hyde) pitched very well and came out there and gave us a big lift by getting those three strikeouts," said Martin. "We didn't expect that. We were just hoping to get in with one run. He really did a great job. It was a big lift."

Hyde started 17 games for FSU in 2005 but has been coming out of the bullpen so far in 2006. With mid-week play starting in a few weeks, Hyde made a case for himself to get back into a starting role somewhere down the line.

"I hope to start again but I am just happy to get in there whenever I can," said Hyde. "Whatever role I am in, I am just happy to get a chance to throw the ball. It is a privilege to play whenever I am called upon."

Offensively the Seminoles recorded double digit hits once again as they knocked out 12 or more hits for the third time this weekend. Josh Spivey had the best day at the pate going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and coming up just a triple shy of the cycle. Shane Robinson went 2-for-4 as did Jack Rye. Ryne Malone, Buster Posey and Dennis Guinn all recorded RBIs as seven Seminoles had a hit in the game.

"It is even easier to hit when you are surrounded by a club like we have right now when they are hot," said Spivey. "We have a lot of quality baseball players and a lot of quality hitters. That makes it easier as an individual on this team to go up there and succeed."

After Browning needed just seven pitches in the top of the first, Robinson almost took Asheville starter Ben Buchanan's (0-1) first offering over the wall in left field. The shot hit just below the yellow line for the All-American's team leading fourth double of the year. Rye followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Malone then knocked a double down the right field line putting runners on second and third and bringing Robinson home. Posey then drove in another run on a single to left center but was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double. Spivey drove in the third run on the Seminoles' third double of the inning extending the lead to 3-0.

Asheville cut into the Seminole lead in the top of the second. Two singles, a walk and a stolen base made it a 3-1 game before Browning got out of the inning.

The Bulldogs struck again in the third inning as a Nathan Durham doubled with runners on first and second once again cutting the FSU lead making it a 3-2 game.

For the sixth time in the series Florida State used the long ball to put distance between themselves and the Bulldogs. This time it was Spivey who went yard as he sent a towering shot over the fence in right field bringing home Guinn and putting FSU's lead back at three runs at 5-2.

"It was a pretty good pitch to hit," said Spivey. "I tried to be patient. It was a nice fastball. I was focusing on centering it up and when you do things like that it just happens."

In the top of the sixth a double and a single by Asheville put the Bulldogs back in business and knocked Browning out of the game. He was replaced by Hyde with no outs and two on. The junior came in and struck out the side to end the top of the sixth.

Back-to-back doubles by Posey and Guinn helped FSU build on its lead in the seventh as the margin grew to 6-2. An error cost the Bulldogs two more runs as a throw past the bag at first allowed Guinn and Thomas to come around for the final runs of the game.

Florida State returns to action next weekend when Minnesota comes to town for a three game series. Game times are set for 6:00 pm, 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm. This will be the first meeting between the Seminoles and Gophers since 2004 in Minneapolis. The last time Minnesota played in Tallahassee was 1996. FSU swept that three game series. Game Tracker will be available for all the contests along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ryan Strauss          CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   0  1  0  2  0
Ryne Malone             3B        5  1  1   1  0  0  1  2
Buster Posey            SS        5  1  2   1  0  1  0  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  2  1   1  1  0  5  0
Josh Spivey             DH        4  1  3   3  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  0   0  1  2  4  3
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  1  1  8  1
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
  Travis Anderson       LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Barret Browning         P                            1  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 12   6  5  4 27 10
Opp                              35  2  9   2  3  7 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Shane Robinson (4), Ryne Malone (4), Buster Posey (3), Dennis Guinn (1), Josh Spivey (1)
HR - FSU-Josh Spivey (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Danny Diaz (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Barret Browning      W (1-0)    5.0  8  2  2  2  2
Michael Hyde                    2.0  1  0  0  0  3
Brent Marsh                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  3  7
Opp                  L          8.0 12  8  6  5  4


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FLORIDA STATE 5, MINNESOTA 0
02/24/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Friday night's series opener between the sixth-ranked FSU baseball team and the University of Minnesota turned out to be a showcase for the two starting pitchers. While Gopher hurler Brian Bull (0-1) took the loss, the senior was magnificent in holding the Seminoles (8-1) without a hit during his five innings of work and allowing just one unearned run. He was matched by Seminole ace Bryan Henry (3-0) who went seven innings and did not allow a run himself as he and two other FSU pitchers shutout Minnesota sending them to their first loss of the year. The win moved FSU Head Coach Mike Martin one away from joining a very exclusive club in college baseball as he recorded his 1,399th win.

"You have to credit the leftie (Bull), he was impressive," said Martin. "I think we got a break. If it hadn't been February 24, we would have seen that guy for two or three more innings. He is a guy that really competed well. I haven't seen many that could dominate us like he did. We got a break. No doubt about it."

As good as Bull was, Henry was excellent himself. Although he gave up a season-high seven hits, the junior spread the hits around as he threw 95 pitches on the night. Henry increased his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 15 and was a part of the second shutout of his career and both have come in back-to-back starts.

"Bryan competed well tonight," said Martin. "He had a couple of pitches he got away with. He wasn't as sharp as you usually see Bryan Henry, believe it or not. He is such a good competitor though."

"I was making pitches early on," said Henry. "I was making them chase, keeping them off balance. I started to get a little tired and they started to catch on a little bit. I just let my defense work there."

This was the third quality start of the season for Henry and the 11th quality start of his career. Henry has gone at least 5 2/3 innings in each of his four starts in 2006 and has either equaled or increased his innings pitched from his previous start each time out. Henry fanned eight batters, six in the first three innings, and walked just two Gophers. While his streak of innings without a walk ended at 16, Henry has now struck out 17 batters in the last two games, which is a personal best for the right-hander. Henry has also gone back-to-back starts without allowing a run for the first time in his career.

"The goal is to get better each time," said Henry. "I have to work harder this week because I made a couple mistakes out there. I need to improve on that. Each week there is something to improve on and now I have another week to get better."

On a night when FSU was held to just four hits three went for extra bases. While no Seminole recorded a multi-hit game, Ryne Malone was the star at the plate. The junior's two-run homer broke the game open. It was the second of the season for the third baseman and the 21st of his career.

"I got up in a good situation," said Malone. "The good thing about only getting four hits tonight is that we got them when we needed them. We got extra base hits when we needed them and did a good job once we got runners on getting guys in."

Minnesota out hit FSU 9-4, walked just two batters and struck out six. The Golden Gophers were down just 1-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning and ended up stranding eight runners.

"We knew we were in for a big challenge tonight and for the rest of the weekend," said Malone. "The main thing is our pitchers just shut them down with a zero on the scoreboard and we also had a zero in the error column. We played tight defense and that's all you could ask for in a game like this with two great pitchers."

The Gophers mounted the first serious threat of the game in the top of the third as a couple of singles put runners on first and second with two outs. Right fielder Mike Mee then sent a Henry pitch deep to center field. All-American Shane Robinson twisted and turned and came up with the catch while falling down on the warning track keeping the game scoreless.

A couple of Gopher mistakes put FSU in business in the bottom of the third. Tony Thomas, Jr. reached on an error and moved to second on a balk. Thomas then came around to score as Danny Diaz and Josh Spivey each did well against the left hander allowing the second baseman to score the game's first run on back-to-back ground outs.

Henry led of the fourth with a four-pitch walk ending his streak of 16 consecutive innings without a free pass but Minnesota was unable to score against the junior as he raised his shutout streak to 12 innings at that point.

A walk and a hit batter put two more runners on for FSU as the Seminoles still searched for their first hit of the game. It looked like they were going to get the first one on a three-run homer. Dennis Guinn sent a shot to the deepest part of the park but Minnesota's Taylor VanderAarde was able to get under the warning track shot.

Bull, who was on a pitch count, left the game in the sixth despite not allowing a Seminole hit and throwing just 77 pitches. After reliever Reid Mahon got the first batter of the game, Jack Rye broke up the Gopher attempted no-hitter with a slow roller just behind second base that the shortstop couldn't come up with. The next batter made Minnesota pay. Malone took a 1-1 offering over the screen in right field for his second homer of the season and the 21st of his FSU career making it a 3-0 game.

"To be honest I don't think any of us realized we didn't have a hit after the third or fourth inning," said Malone. "I looked over at Jack (Rye) and said `we don't have a hit yet' and we need to do something about this before it gets too late. We battled against their pitchers who did a great job, hats off to them."

"I wasn't expecting them (Minnesota) to be this ready to play," said Martin. "I knew that they would be competitive. (Minnesota Head Coach) John Anderson always puts a great team on the field. They were 18-12 in their league last year and just missed winning the conference championship. I figured they would be good but not a team that would double us in hits and put a leftie out there to no hit us for five."

Florida State added to its lead in the eighth thanks to a hit by pitch and back-to-back doubles. Travis Anderson and Guinn each hit doubles driving in runs as FSU went in front 5-0.

Florida State and Minnesota resume their series at 1:00 pm Saturday. Game Tracker will be available for all the contests along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  0  0   0  1  1  1  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        2  1  0   0  1  2  1  5
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  1   2  0  1  0  3
Travis Anderson         LF        3  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   1  0  1  9  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  0   0  0  1  1  2
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  0   0  0  0 12  0
Josh Spivey             DH        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Tyler Chambliss       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  5  4   5  2  6 27 12
Opp                              33  0  9   0  2 11 24  6

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Travis Anderson (1), Dennis Guinn (2)
HR - FSU-Ryne Malone (2)
HBP - FSU-Buster Posey (1), Travis Anderson (1), Danny Diaz (1)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (3-0)    7.0  7  0  0  2  8
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Tyler Chambliss                 1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  0  0  2 11
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FLORIDA STATE 12, MINNESOTA 4
02/25/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Legendary Florida State Head Coach Mike Martin continues to reach milestones and set records. Earlier this year it was announced he would be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. After his club downed Minnesota 12-4 Saturday, the Seminole head coach is in even rarer company. Martin became just the eighth coach in collegiate baseball history to record 1,400 wins and he is just the third coach in DI baseball to reach that milestone and have a career winning percentage of .700 or better.

"This program is about our team," said Martin after the historic win. "I am just very blessed and proud to be a part of the Florida State team. We have a great administration. We have a great staff. We have been fortunate to keep everybody around and I am just fortunate to be a part of it."

Martin is now 1,400-473-4 in his 27 seasons in Tallahassee. His winning percentage of .747 trails only retired Texas coach Cliff Gustafson (.792) and current Wichita State boss Gene Stephenson (.754) among DI coaches. Only three coaches in the history of college baseball have won more games and have a higher winning percentage than Martin, who is now sixth all-time in all divisions for wins by active coaches.

"It feels really good on a day like this versus a team like Minnesota," said Dennis Guinn on being a part of Martin's 1,400th win. "It felt great to be a part of getting him that win. I know he will smile for the rest of the day and it feels good to play a part in that."

"Getting the win today for Coach Martin gave us tons of motivation," said FSU winning pitcher Michael Hyde. "Of course he never brought it up because he isn't that type of guy. It was just another ballgame for him that he wanted us to go out and get the win. It doesn't matter to him if it is win 1,400 or just the second of his career. I was glad to be a part of it as was the rest of this team."

Guinn and Hyde both played the biggest roles in getting that 1,400th win for Martin as FSU improved to 9-1 on the season and Minnesota fell to 0-2. Guinn had a career day going 4-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs scored, a double and his first career grand slam. The sophomore also drew a walk and didn't strike out once. He set new career highs for RBIs and hits in a game and is now tied for the team lead with three homeruns.

"I can't remember the last time I had four hits in a game," said Guinn. "I tried to stay focused throughout the game against a good team like Minnesota."

Hyde, who was now 2-0 and making his first start of the year, went five innings and after allowing two runs in the first didn't allow another run to score the rest of the way. He struck out four batters and walked two as he upped his record to 2-0 on the season.

"I was a little shaky in the first inning but I was able to settle down and start throwing more around the zone," said Hyde when asked about his performance. "I was making my pitches a little better and just letting my defense work behind me. I finished pretty strong but just started losing gas towards the end."

"Michael had a good outing after that shaky first inning," said Martin. "That is to be expected. He was enjoying his first start of the year versus a very good baseball team. Minnesota is going to contend for the Big Ten title. We are getting them at the right time."

The Golden Gophers got off to a good start early versus Hyde. After a leadoff single and stolen base, Hyde got the next two batters before Minnesota staged a two-out rally. An RBI single and an RBI double staked the Gophers to an early 2-0 lead.

Minnesota starter Cole DeVries (0-1) ran into trouble in the bottom of the second when he gave up a hit and walked back-to-back batters on nine pitches. With the bases loaded the Seminoles were unable to close the gap though as DeVries got out of the jam on a grounder to short.

In the bottom of the third FSU threatened to get on the board once again. Jack Rye drew a walk and Ryne Malone then singled to put two on with just one out. Another walk, this one to Guinn, loaded the bases for the second straight inning. DeVries fifth walk of the game brought in FSU's first run making it a 2-1 game with the bases still juiced. Buster Posey then singled in two runs putting FSU in front 3-2. Designated hitter Kyle Maxie then drove in another run on a single to left knocking DeVries out of the game. New pitcher Kyle Carr couldn't stop the rally though as Tony Thomas, Jr. drove in two more runs on a sharply hit single up the middle.

Walks continued to haunt Gopher pitchers as the staff's eleventh of 13 walks on the day loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom half of the fifth. Guinn then unloaded them with just one swing of the bat as he hit FSU's first grand slam of the year making the FSU lead 10-2. It was the first FSU grand slam since May 7, 2005 when Gibbs Chapman did it versus Maryland in a 7-2 Seminole win.

"It was a full count and I battled and fouled a couple pitches off," said Guinn of the grand slam. "He threw me a full count curve ball. It is my job to make guys pay when they make a mistake. He left it over the plate."

"Dennis has played very solid baseball," said Martin when asked about his first baseman who is hitting .351 and slugging .676. "He has to continue to get better. That ball he ran into in the fifth inning was a big lift for us. It certainly kind of closed it out."

In the top of the seventh the Golden Gophers looked to cut the FSU lead as they loaded the bases off reliever Jimmy Marshall. Marshall walked in the first run of the inning and the Gophers got their fourth of the game on an out but that was all they could muster off Brent Marsh who came in with one out and shut down the potential big inning.

The Seminoles got a run back in the bottom of the seventh as Rye singled, Malone walked and Guinn continued with his big day knocking a double off the screen in right. A double into shallow center field by pinch hitter Josh Spivey brought in another run for FSU as they went in front 12-4.

Florida State and Minnesota conclude their series at 1:00 pm Sunday. Game Tracker will be available for all the contests along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  0   0  2  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  1   0  2  1  5  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  3  1   0  2  1  0  1
  Charles Cleveland     PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  2  4   4  1  0  9  0
Travis Anderson         LF        2  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Strauss          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  1  2   2  2  0  0  2
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Kyle Maxie              DH        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  2   2  1  0  0  2
Danny Diaz              C         4  1  0   0  1  0  4  0
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  2
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  2
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 12 12  11 13  3 27  9
Opp                              34  4  8   4  4  7 24 12

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (3), Josh Spivey (2)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Travis Anderson (2)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (4)
CS - FSU-Tony Thomas (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (2-0)    5.0  4  2  2  2  4
Brian Chambers                  1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  0.1  2  2  2  2  0
Brent Marsh                     1.2  0  0  0  0  2
Caleb Graham                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  4  7
Opp                  L          8.0 12 12 12 13  3


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FLORIDA STATE 8, MINNESOTA 6
02/26/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Getting a sweep is never easy especially against a club as tough as Minnesota but that is exactly what the sixth-ranked Seminoles did Sunday thanks to an 8-6 win in the series finale. The Golden Gophers (0-3) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and then put the tying run in scoring position in the ninth but Matt DiBlasi closed the door picking up his first save of the year and securing the victory for FSU (10-1) and starter Barret Browning (2-0) as the Seminoles won their 19th straight at Mike Martin Field, the seventh longest home win streak in program history.

"People don't understand how difficult it is to sweep somebody," said FSU Head Mike Martin. "I don't care who you are playing it is hard as anything. When you are playing a team as well coached, disciplined and talented as Minnesota there is no way you expect to win all three ballgames. We went out there and got the job done. Yeah we struggled there a little bit in the ninth inning but the bottom line is we got the job done. I am very proud of our young men for that accomplishment."

Florida State could never shake the Golden Gophers on Sunday as Minnesota recorded 10 hits and scored more runs in the game than they had in the first and second games combined. Florida State used five different pitchers with Browning and Travis Burge combining to pitch 7 2/3. Three Seminoles had multi-hit games but Tony Thomas, Jr., who's one hit was a double, was the only FSU player to record multiple RBIs in the game.

"Minnesota is a tough team," said Shane Robinson who had a couple hits in the finale Sunday. "They came with some good pitching this weekend. They (Minnesota) are going to be in the running at the end of the season."

The victory was the second for Browning in three starts this season as he went five innings and allowed three runs, all of which came in the second inning. He struck out five Gophers and issued two walks while throwing 83 pitches.

"It was nice to get out there again and I appreciate the coaches showing their faith in me and giving me the chance to get another start," said Browning. "Obviously it didn't start out like I wanted it to. The first three innings were kind of shaky. In the third inning I started to get more comfortable. I hadn't been pitching like myself so far this season but I felt like I started to get back in that groove as the game moved into the fourth and fifth innings."

Browning got off to a bit of a rough start giving up a double in the first and second innings. In the second, he followed the leadoff double by hitting the next batter putting two on with nobody away. A bunt base hit loaded the bases and then Browning walked in the first run of the game. He got the next batter swinging but a wild pitch on the third strike brought the runner home. The left-hander got the second out on a grounder which brought in the Gopher's third run of the inning.

"Barret struggled early and then regained his poise similar to Michael Hyde (did Saturday)," said Martin. "Once he got into a groove he retired a bunch of folks and got us to where we needed to be in the middle part of the ballgame."

In the bottom of the second FSU came right back and took the lead. The inning started with Dennis Guinn getting hit by a pitch then Travis Anderson, Buster Posey, Josh Spivey and Robinson all singled sandwiched in between was a Thomas sac fly putting FSU in front 4-3 against Gopher starter Dustin Brabender (0-1).

Errors caught up with Minnesota in the fourth. Spivey reached on an error and then another miscue on an attempted sac bunt allowed the run to score when the throw to third by Brabender was too low for the third baseman. A Jack Rye single and a wild pitch put runners on second and third versus new pitcher Tyler Oakes. A walk loaded the bases then Guinn tacked on another run for FSU on a sacrifice fly as the lead grew to 6-3.

Minnesota cut the lead to 6-4 thanks to a mistake by the Seminoles this time. An errant throw, which would have ended the inning, allowed the Gopher's to score their first run since the second inning.

Florida State got the run back in the bottom half of the sixth as Malone, Guinn and Anderson each recorded singles with Anderson's bringing home the seventh FSU run.

Minnesota threatened in the top of the eighth. A single and a walk brought the potential tying run to the plate and knocked reliever Travis Burge out of the game after his longest stint of the season at 2 2/3. Brent Marsh came in and got FSU out of the jam on a foul out to third keeping the Seminole lead at 7-4.

The lead grew in the bottom of the eighth thanks to a walk to Posey and then the first double of the season by Thomas making the score 8-4.

That brought closer Luke Tucker into the game but the junior got himself into trouble in the ninth as he gave up double and two walks to load the bases and bring the potential tying run to the plate. An RBI single cut the lead to 8-5 and then a passed ball brought in another run making it 8-6 and moving the tying run into scoring position. After Tucker got the second out on a pop out to Thomas, DiBlasi came into the game and made a huge defensive play. The left-hander knocked down a ball that looked like it was headed for left field and would have possibly tied the game. The senior recovered in time to make the play at first to pick up the save.

"It is a 27 out ballgame and you better get them all," said Martin talking about the ninth. "There is no clock. We have to get out there and not just go through the motions. We had a couple of guys that thought the game was over and it was not. We made a couple of good pitches that were turned into base hits. We walked a couple batters, things that you run the risk of if you are really not focused. I think some people learned a lesson today. The game of baseball is no over until you get that 27th out."

Florida State returns to action Tuesday night in Gainesville versus the top ranked Gators (8-3) at 6:35 pm. This is the first of two regular season meetings between the in-state rivals. Florida lost two of three games this past weekend at a tournament it hosted in Gainesville. Game Tracker will be available for all the contests along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        6  0  2   1  0  1  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  1  1   0  2  0  2  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        2  1  1   1  1  0 11  0
Travis Anderson         LF        3  1  2   1  1  1  1  0
  Ryan Strauss          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  2  1   1  2  0  1  3
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   2  0  1  3  3
Josh Spivey             DH        4  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         5  1  0   0  0  2  7  0
Barret Browning         P                            0  3
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 11   7  7  5 27 12
Opp                              35  6 10   3  5  7 24 11

E - Opp-4, FSU-Buster Posey (4)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (1), Josh Spivey (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (3), Travis Anderson (3)
SF - FSU-Dennis Guinn (1), Tony Thomas (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (8), Ryne Malone (2), Dennis Guinn (1), Travis Anderson (2), Buster Posey (3), Josh Spivey (1)
CS - FSU-Jack Rye (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Barret Browning      W (2-0)    5.0  5  3  3  2  5
Travis Burge                    2.2  3  1  0  1  2
Brent Marsh                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Luke Tucker                     0.2  2  2  1  2  0
Matt DiBlasi         Sv(1)      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  6  4  5  7
Opp                  L          8.0 11  8  6  7  5


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FLORIDA STATE 6, FLORIDA 4
02/28/2006, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State came into Gainesville Tuesday night and needed a complete team effort to down the fifth-ranked Gators (8-4) and that is exactly what they got in a hard fought 6-4 win. The fifth-ranked Seminoles (11-1) got huge pitching performances from Tyler Chambliss (4-0), Brent Marsh, Matt DiBlasi and Luke Tucker. Offensively Danny Diaz, Tony Thomas, Jr. and Dennis Guinn all had big hits and defensively FSU turned two double plays with the tying runs on base to hold on to the victory.

The bottom of the FSU batting order played a vital role in the Seminoles' 111th all-time victory versus their rival from the south. The seven, eight and nine hitters in the Seminole order combined to go 5-for-11 with four RBIs and four runs scored. Number nine hitter Diaz's two-run double broke open a 1-1 game as the catcher gave FSU a lead they would never surrender. Thomas' two-run homer in the sixth proved to be the game-winner scoring the fifth and sixth runs for FSU.

"We did get a lot of production from that part of the line-up tonight and certainly that is what you need to have to win baseball games," said Martin. "You just can't depend on one, two, three and four. It certainly was big."

"I knew I could do it," said Diaz when asked about the hit which completed FSU's comeback from an early 1-0 deficit. "I wanted to get out there and prove it to everybody. Confidence is a huge part of the game. It is 90 percent mental. If you don't believe you can do it there is no way you can."

The Seminole pitching staff was gutsy all night and it started with Chambliss. The junior picked up his fourth straight win as he pitched a career-high 6 1/3 and threw a career-high 106 pitches. It was the fourth straight quality start for the junior as he issued just one walk while fanning four in giving up three runs.

"This was really good," said Chambliss. "I had a good quick sixth inning and went out for the seventh. I got the first guy out and then got in a little bit of trouble. I felt good. I thought I could throw a (complete game) but everyone in the bullpen came in and did a great job. We got the win."

Each of FSU's three relievers came in and got a huge out. Marsh came into a 6-3 game with the bases loaded and got a double play to end that threat. He was followed by DiBlasi who came into the game in the eighth with the tying run at the plate and the senior put out that fire. Tucker then worked a perfect ninth to pick up his second save of the season.

"Being a closer, you have to be able to forget," said Tucker discussing bouncing back from his last outing where he gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning. "Tyler (Chambliss) came up to me and told me to have a short memory. You have to just forget and trust your stuff. It worked tonight."

A couple of defensive miscues put the Gators in business in the bottom of the first as Adam Davis beat out a slow chopper to short. Then an error put runners on first and second for Brian Leclerc who drove in the first run of the game on a sharply hit single to left field. The run was just the fourth allowed by Chambliss with three coming in the first frame of a game.

FSU's offensive MVP as of late brought the Seminoles back with one swing of the bat in the fourth. Dennis Guinn took a 0-1 offering from starter Kris Gawriluk (0-1) out of the park to left field tying the game at 1-1. It was the team-leading fourth homer of the year for the reigning ACC Player of the Week.

Leclerc continued to have success versus Chambliss as he led off the bottom of the fourth with a double to right. The Seminole starter struck out the next batter and got out number two on a grounder that moved the runner to third but that was as far as Leclerc would get. Chambliss ended the Gator threat with his third K of the game and second of the inning.

Gawriluk started to labor a little bit in the top of the fifth. He gave up a one-out hit to Thomas and then a walk to Mark Gildea on five pitches. That brought up Diaz who sent a double deep into the gap in left driving in both runners and staking FSU to a 3-1 lead. It was the third double of the season for the Seminole catcher equaling the number of doubles he had in his first two years in Garnet and Gold. The two RBIs also tied a single game high for the Miami native. After a walk to Shane Robinson, Florida went to the bullpen bringing in David Hurst to try and end the Seminole rally. Hurst was greeted by a Jack Rye RBI single right up the middle bringing Diaz home from second with the third run of the inning and fourth of the game for FSU.

Chambliss opened the door for UF in the bottom of the fifth. After getting the leadoff hitter, the junior gave up a single to the number nine hitter in the Gator order and then hit the next batter bringing the potential tying run to the plate. Davis then came up and cut the lead in half with an RBI single into right center. It was just the second time Chambliss had given up two earned runs in a game this season and both came to SEC opponents on the road (Auburn and Florida). That was all Florida could get though as Chambliss got Tallahassee native Gavin Dickey to ground into a double play ending the threat.

The long ball continued to play a prominent role in FSU's early season success as the Seminoles jumped out to a 5-2 lead on their 14th homerun of the season. After a Josh Spivey leadoff single, Josh Edmondson the third Gator pitcher of the night got the first out of the inning on a strikeout. That brought up Thomas who hammered a 1-1 offering out of McKethan Stadium. It was the third homerun of the year for the second baseman and his first since the opening series of 2006. FSU tried to add on to the 6-2 lead as Diaz recorded his first single of the year, poking a hit up the middle. Robinson then followed with his first hit of the night to put runners on the corners. That brought new UF pitcher Steven Porter into the game. The junior walked Rye to load the bases but Florida State couldn't push another run across as the game moved into the bottom of the sixth.

After recording a ground out to start the seventh and setting a new career high for innings pitched, Chambliss walked his first batter of the night sandwiched between two singles as UF loaded the bases on the 101st pitch of the night by the junior. With the potential tying run at the plate, Chambliss hit the next batter forcing in a run cutting the FSU lead to 6-3. That brought Marsh into the game in an attempt to stem the rally. Marsh gave up three runs in his only outing versus the Gators last season playing for South Carolina. Tuesday night he needed just four pitches to get out of this jam as Dickey grounded into another inning-ending double play.

Marsh recorded his third out of the game to start the eighth but then gave up his first hit in six innings of work and it was a big one as Austin Pride took Marsh out of the park making it a 6-4 game. The senior plunked the next batter before recording the second out of the inning. That brought DiBlasi into the game to face the potential tying run. The senior needed just three pitches to move the game into the ninth where Tucker locked up the win with two K's in a perfect outing.

Florida State returns to action this weekend as the face Brown for the first time in 35 years. Game one is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Friday. The second game of the series will be played at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. The finale will be played at noon Sunday. That game was moved up from 1:00 p.m. due to travel restrictions for the Bears. All three Sunday home games in March will now be played at 12:00 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled times of 1:00. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   1  1  0  1  0
Ryne Malone             3B        5  0  0   0  0  2  0  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  2   1  0  1 13  0
Josh Spivey             DH        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  4
Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  2   2  0  1  2  5
Mark Gildea             LF        3  1  1   0  1  1  3  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  1  2   2  0  1  5  2
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  6 10   6  4  8 27 15
Opp                              34  4  8   4  1  6 27 11

E - FSU-Dennis Guinn (3), Buster Posey (5), Tony Thomas (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Danny Diaz (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (4), Tony Thomas (3)
HBP - Opp-3
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss      W (4-0)    6.1  7  3  3  1  4
Brent Marsh                     1.1  1  1  1  0  0
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Luke Tucker          Sv(2)      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  1  6
Opp                  L          9.0 10  6  6  4  8


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FLORIDA STATE 12, BROWN 0
03/03/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In 2005 Seminole pitcher Bryan Henry moved from his starting spot at third base to the mound and eventually became FSU's Friday night starter and an All-ACC first team selection. In 2006 the Tallahassee product is making a case to be known as one of the best in the nation. Henry (4-0) was brilliant once again Friday night in leading No. 6 FSU (12-1) past Brown (0-1) by a count of 12-0. It was the third shutout of the season for Florida State surpassing the two the staff accumulated in all of 2005.

"A win is a win," said Henry. "I doesn't matter to me if it's a shutout or 12-11. That is our main goal right now. It is just a bonus when the other team doesn't cross the plate."

"What makes me proud is the way our guys really played the game right," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We didn't go out there and take anybody lightly. We did the things necessary to get the win. Bryan got in a little trouble early, bowed his neck, got out of it. We didn't make an error. We got a chance to play everybody. I was just very pleased with our approach to the game."

Henry threw six innings of shutout ball raising his streak of scoreless innings to 21. He did not walk a batter for the third time in five starts and fanned seven raising his team leading total to 35. This was the 11th time in 16 career starts that Henry has allowed one earned run or less and he has now issued just two walks in his last 26 innings. It was also the 12th quality start for Henry in his career.

"I am just throwing strikes and I have all the confidence in the world in my defense," said Henry when asked about his control so far in 2006. "I can't even remember the last time they made an error. I just go out there and let the hitters put it in play and let my guys pick it up behind me. All the credit has to go to the defense. No errors on the board. They are doing their job."

Henry is doing his job as well. The junior has dropped his ERA to 0.85 on the season and upped his ratio of K:BB to almost 6:1. Opponents are hitting just .211 off of him and after giving up hits to the first two batters Friday night he allowed just two runners to reach in the next five innings and faced the minimum over that span thanks to a caught stealing by Danny Diaz and a double play.

On the offensive side for FSU, eight different Seminoles recorded an RBI Friday night, six had multi-hit games and four recorded extra base hits. Dennis Guinn continued his streak of nine straight games with a hit and an RBI as he had a two-run triple, the first of his career. Josh Spivey had two hits and two RBIs as did Travis Anderson before leaving the game with an injured ankle.

"We got a couple of big hits tonight to score some runs," said Martin. "Obviously the double by Travis Anderson was a big hit."

After the Bears got a couple hits off Henry to start the game, FSU came back and put its first two runners on off an error and a walk from Brown starter Bryan Tews (0-1). Florida State was unable to cash in though as Tews struck out the next two batters.

The Seminoles loaded the bases with just one away in the second on an Anderson single and two Bear errors and this time they were able to cash in as a ground out brought in the first run of the game.

Spivey extended the FSU lead in the third. Guinn opened the bottom of the inning with a walk. After swiping second, Spivey drove in the run with a single through the right side of the infield. A Tony Thomas, Jr. single put runners on the corners. Anderson, starting for an injured Mark Gildea, then ripped a double just inside the third base bag brining both runs in and making it a 4-0 game.

For the third straight inning FSU put runs on the board versus Tews. After back-to-back walks to start the fourth, Guinn continued his torrid hitting with the first triple of his career driving in two more runs. Spivey followed with a double bringing Guinn home with the seventh FSU run of the game. Ryan Strauss, who came into the game to run for Anderson and stayed in the game in left, then recorded the first hit and RBI of his career making it 8-0.

Charles Cleveland continued the hit barrage as he started the bottom of the fifth with a double. Shane Robinson followed with a walk and both runners moved into scoring position on a balk. Jack Rye sacrificed the ninth run of the game home. Guinn then pushed across the 10th run with his team-leading 16th RBI on a sac fly to deep right field.

The hits and runs kept coming for FSU in the sixth. Buster Posey, Ryan Strauss and Charles Cleveland each singled pushing the Seminole lead to 11-0.

The most unlikely of Seminoles came up with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. With Cleveland standing on second, pinch hitter and relief pitcher Matt DiBlasi lined a shot off the pitcher's shin and into center field recording the first hit and RBI of his career in just his second-ever at bat.

"That was just my second at bat ever," said DiBlasi. "The one my freshman year they actually gave me a hit then changed it to an error when I was standing on base so it was good to get out there and redeem myself. I was like `you got to be kidding me' when I saw it go into centerfield. There was no way I just hit that. It wasn't like I tattooed the ball but it was pretty exciting. It was a big thrill."

"(DiBlasi's) brother was the same way," said Martin when asked about pinch hitting the senior. "Whenever we had a big lead, we were getting everyone in it was always a chance to get a senior an at bat. We gave him that opportunity. We have always tried to do that. We were very professional about that. Let's face it DiBo surprised all of us getting a base hit."

Saturday's second game of the series will be played at 1:00 p.m. The finale will be played at noon Sunday. That game was moved up from 1:00 p.m. due to travel restrictions for the Bears. All three Sunday home games in March will now be played at 12:00 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled times of 1:00. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  2  0   1  3  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  1  0   1  2  0  0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          PH-RF     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        1  2  1   3  1  0  6  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-1B     2  0  2   0  0  0  2  0
Josh Spivey             DH        4  1  2   2  0  1  0  0
  Brady Thomas          PH-DH     1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  2   0  0  1  0  2
  Sean Stuyverson       PH-SS     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  1   0  0  0  4  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Travis Anderson         LF        2  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Ryan Strauss          PR-LF     3  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  0   0  0  0  7  1
  Kyle Maxie            C         1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Charles Cleveland       3B        5  2  2   1  0  0  3  4
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Mark Sauls            P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
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FSU                              39 12 15  12  7  2 27 11
Opp                              31  0  6   0  2 12 24  8

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Spivey (4), Travis Anderson (2), Charles Cleveland (2)
3B - FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2)
SH - FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)
SF - FSU-Jack Rye (3), Dennis Guinn (2)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson (9), Dennis Guinn (2)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Josh Spivey (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (4-0)    6.0  4  0  0  0  7
Mark Sauls                      1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Caleb Graham                    1.0  1  0  0  2  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  0  0  2 12
Opp                  L          8.0 15 12 10  7  2


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FLORIDA STATE 21, BROWN 5
03/04/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - There were a lot of storylines in No. 6 Florida State's 21-5 win over Brown Saturday. There was Ryne Malone's NCAA record-tying two homeruns in an inning. You had Dennis Guinn extend his streak of games with a hit and an RBI to 10. Then there was Barret Browning (3-0) pitching five innings of one run ball but nothing can overshadow what took place in the fifth. FSU sent 20 batters to the plate, recorded 10 hits, batted around twice and scored 15 runs, the second-most in an inning in school history. The 15-run fifth highlighted FSU's (13-1) victory over Brown (0-2) in the second game of the series Saturday.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Seminoles recorded 10 of their 17 hits. Four players had multiple hits in the inning alone and Buster Posey and Tony Thomas, Jr. each had three at bats in the wild fifth. The record for runs scored by an FSU team in one inning was 16 and that was set by clubs in the 1982 and 1992 seasons.

"It is funny (associate head coach) Jamey (Shouppe) was on that 1982 club and I turned to him when we had about 12 runs and said this reminded me of '82," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We hit a bunch of homeruns in that game too. I was just very pleased with how this ball club came out ready to play today."

The star of the fifth inning had to be Malone. The junior, who missed just his fourth game in 155 possible games due to an illness Friday, came back strong going 3-for-4 with a triple, two homeruns, three RBIs and two runs scored. He is the first player in the NCAA to hit two homers in an inning since 2004 and the first Seminole to do so since Ryan Barthelemy did it versus FAMU in 2002.

"The rest yesterday definitely helped out," said Malone of his performance. "My main goal was to go out and have fun and enjoy the guys. After being sick and missing a game, I haven't missed too many ballgames I just really don't want to take anything for granted. It was really nice to get out there today.

"It is a great honor (getting in the NCAA record book). Our whole team did a great job today."

There were plenty of stars at the plate Saturday for FSU. Danny Diaz broke open a 1-1 game with a two-run single that started the 15-run fifth. Guinn hit his fifth homer of the year and knocked in four more runs. Shane Robinson went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs but it was Jack Rye that led the way. The sophomore hit his fourth and fifth homers and led the team with five RBIs.

"I saw a couple good pitches today," said Rye when asked about his performance. "Shane, myself and a couple other guys have been getting pitched around lately. We just had to stay patient and today I got a couple pitches down the middle and I took advantage of it."

Brown starter Shaun McNamara (0-1) kept FSU at bay through three innings allowing just one hit, a bunt single by Tony Thomas, Jr. Robinson beat out an infield single in the fourth and moved up to third on a ground out and a passed ball. Guinn then drove in his 18th RBI tying the game at 1-1.

Through the first four innings the game seemed to be a pitcher's duel. The team's had combined for just six hits, only two by Seminoles, and two runs. Browning and McNamara had settled into a groove or so it seemed.

"Their pitcher was doing really well and once we got to the fifth inning we had to step it up," said Rye. "We had a couple of breaks and that turned into a huge inning."

"It is a crazy game," said Martin. "Their guy was going right through us. He was quick to the plate. He was spotting the ball very well. We got into the fifth inning and got a couple good at bats. Buster Posey led off with a single. All of a sudden a ball is misplayed up the middle and good clubs take advantage of mistakes. Never in my wildest of dreams did I think we would turn it into a 15 run inning but we really did take advantage of some mistakes that were made. It is a credit to our young men and I am very proud of the way they played again today."

The Seminoles started to figure out McNamara in the bottom of the fifth. Posey led off with a single and Thomas followed by drawing a walk. A wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position and then Diaz brought both home on a single to center giving FSU the 3-1 lead, its first of the game. Diaz moved to second on a ground out and then to third on Robinson's second hit of the game. FSU continued to build on its lead as a chopper over the pitcher was misplayed and Diaz come home to score the fourth run. Guinn then did what he has been doing all season. The sophomore jacked his fifth homer of the year putting FSU in front 7-1 on the three-run shot. Malone followed with another homer, his third of the year, as the lead grew to 8-1. It was the first back-to-back homers by Seminoles since May 19, 2005. The Seminoles eventually loaded the bases versus the third Brown pitcher of the afternoon and a Charles Cleveland walk forced in the ninth run and the eighth of the inning. A passed ball allowed Thomas to come in and then Robinson doubled driving in two more runs making it a 12-1 game. Rye followed by hitting the third homerun of the frame, this one a two-run shot. After an error would have ended the inning, Malone got back to the plate and made Brown pay with his second shot of the inning, this one a two-run homer.

"That was a great inning," said Rye. "A lot of it came with two outs and we kept fighting. Nobody wanted to make the last out and it just shows how deep our line-up is."

After the fifth inning took what was seemed to be nearly an hour, Browning did not return for the sixth. The junior picked up his third straight win as he gave up just one run and six hits. He issued only one walk and fanned five batters.

"Barret Browning pitched very well in the five innings he was out there," said Martin. "He really spotted his pitches well. He had his curveball and change-up going. Brown is not a bad baseball team. They just made a couple of mistakes we took advantage of."

Sunday's series finale will be played at 12:00 p.m. That game was moved up from 1:00 p.m. due to travel restrictions for the Bears. All three Sunday home games in March will now be played at 12:00 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled times of 1:00. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  3  3   2  0  1  1  1
  Ryan Strauss          PH-CF     2  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  3  2   5  1  0  1  0
  Brian Kelley          RF        1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  2  2   4  0  0  5  0
  Brady Thomas          DH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryne Malone             LF        4  2  3   3  0  1  1  0
  Bryan Henry           PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Josh Spivey             DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-DH-1B  4  1  2   0  0  1  2  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  3
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Tony Thomas             2B        2  2  1   0  1  0  2  2
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  1
Danny Diaz              C         3  2  1   2  1  1  6  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
Charles Cleveland       3B        2  3  0   1  3  1  0  1
Barret Browning         P                            1  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
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FSU                              41 21 17  20  8  7 27 11
Opp                              37  5 12   4  4  8 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Sean Stuyverson (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (5), Ryan Strauss (1), Dennis Guinn (4), Ryan McArdle (1)
3B - FSU-Ryne Malone (1)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye 2 (5), Dennis Guinn (5), Ryne Malone 2 (4)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (2), Tommy Oravetz (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Jack Rye (2), Tony Thomas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Barret Browning      W (3-0)    5.0  6  1  1  1  5
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  1  1
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  3  1  1  0  1
Brent Marsh                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Luke Tucker                     1.0  2  3  3  2  0
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FSU                             9.0 12  5  5  4  8
Opp                  L          8.0 17 21 18  8  7


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FLORIDA STATE 15, BROWN 7
03/05/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The sixth-ranked FSU baseball team continued to flex its offensive muscle Sunday. For the third straight game the Seminoles (14-1) scored double digit runs as they beat Brown (0-3) by a score of 15-7 to complete the series sweep. Florida State hit seven homeruns in the series, totaled 21 extra bases, hit .418 and slugged .773 in the set. Brent Marsh (1-0) picked up the win in relief in the finale as FSU upped its win streak to 11 games and has now won 22 straight games at Mike Martin Field. Brown starter Jeff Dietz (0-1) took the loss.

"This weekend was a confidence booster for everyone in our line-up," said Jack Rye who hit three homers in the series and now leads the squad with six. "This shows how deep we are. Everyone contributed this weekend. Hopefully that will continue as we get ready for ACC play."

"I am very pleased with this baseball team," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We got it done today. Our team did not take Brown lightly. Heck, they scored six runs against the guy who beat the number one team in the country just four days ago. I was pleased with the approach we took."

Florida State once again got a big inning Sunday. On Saturday it was a near record 15 runs in the fifth. Today the Seminoles scored seven in the bottom of the fourth in answering Brown's six-run top of the inning. FSU drew five walks in the frame, got extra base hits from Shane Robinson and Dennis Guinn and singles from Tony Thomas and Charles Cleveland in reclaiming the lead after the Bears evened the game 6-6.

"We had 15 runs in an inning yesterday and seven today," said Guinn. "We just came out and they made some mistakes, some bad pitches and we made them pay for it. We did a good job of taking back control of the game."

Guinn had a monster series for FSU. The reigning ACC Player of the Week hit .667, slugged 1.444, had an on base percentage of .692 and drove in nine runs. He scored five times, had two doubles, a triple and a homerun. He will enter Tuesday night's game versus Mercer with a streak of 11 straight games with a hit and an RBI.

Guinn wasn't alone though as Rye was huge for FSU as well. The right fielder not only hit three homeruns and posted a slugging percentage of 1.500 but he drew a team-leading six walks as well. Together Rye and Guinn hit .529 with 11 runs, two doubles, one triple, four homers, 17 RBIs and nine walks.

"This year I am being a lot more aggressive," said Rye. "I am taking it slow, one at bat at a time. I am looking for my pitch to hit. If they don't throw it, I am not going to swing."

After throwing 106 pitches in a win over then-No. 1 Florida Tuesday night, Tyler Chambliss did not factor into the decision Sunday. The junior started a little slow in the first Sunday start of his career throwing five straight balls to open the game. The junior rebounded nicely though with seven strikes in his next eight pitches and getting out of the first inning unscathed.

Robinson then did what he does best as he led off the bottom of the first with a walk, moved to second on a balk and came in on Guinn's team-leading 22nd RBI.

The Bears threatened to tie the game in the third. After Chambliss retired the first batter, two walks, an infield single and an error loaded the bases with two away in the inning. The Seminole hurler once again got out of the jam and kept FSU in front 1-0.

Robinson reached base again leading off an inning, this time the bottom of the third. The All-American then came trotting home on a two-run blast by Rye, his team-leading sixth of the year. It was the sixth HR of the series up to that point, half of which were hit by Rye. The hits kept coming for FSU as Guinn followed with a single and then moved to third on a Ryne Malone double. Both runners came in on another extra base hit as Buster Posey ripped a triple to deep left center. It was the first triple of Posey's career.

Brown used the long ball to help its cause in the fourth. After Chambliss put the leadoff runner on for the third time, Brown's Dan Shapiro hit the first homerun of the season for the Bears. It was just the second homer hit by an FSU opponent and the first allowed all year by a Seminole starting pitcher. The two-run shot narrowed the gap to 6-2. An error and a base hit kept Brown alive in the top of the fourth with runners on the corners and two away. Chambliss' career-high fifth walk loaded the bases and then a two-run single by Danny Hughes made it a 6-4 ball game. Another walk loaded the bases yet again and ended the day for the FSU starter. Marsh came in and proceeded to give up a two-run single tying the game.

Florida State came right back in the bottom of the fourth. Three walks loaded the bases for Posey as he stepped in against new pitcher Rob Hallberg. Hallberg walked in the lead run making the score 7-6 then Thomas brought in two more on a two-run single as Florida State went back in front 9-6. Cleveland beat out an infield single pushing two more runs home as FSU scored in double digits for the third straight game in the series. Robinson made it a 12-6 game as he tripled for the first time this year driving in Cleveland. Guinn continued his torrid hitting as the sophomore knocked in another run on a double and improved to 3-for-3 on the day.

The homeruns kept coming for FSU in the bottom of the fifth as Ryan McArdle led off the bottom of the inning with the first homer of his FSU career. It was the seventh homer of the series for FSU, which equaled the team's total through 14 games last season.

In the bottom of the sixth, Cleveland recorded his second hit of the game while Jack Rye and Guinn each drew a walk loading the bases. Malone drove in run number 15 on a sac fly. The game was called in the bottom of the seventh due to travel restrictions.

The Seminoles will host another group of Bears, this time it will be Mercer University. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. This is the first of the "Two For Tuesday" games where $2 will get you a ticket to any regular season Seminole game played on a Tuesday. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  3  2   1  1  1  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  2  1   2  3  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  3   2  2  0  9  1
Ryne Malone             LF        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Josh Spivey             DH        2  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-DH     2  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  2  1   3  1  1  0  2
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  2   3  0  0  2  2
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  1  3  6  2
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Charles Cleveland       3B        3  2  2   2  1  1  0  3
Tyler Chambliss         P                            1  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30 15 14  15 10  7 21 11
Opp                              29  7  8   6  6  8 18  3

E - FSU-Buster Posey 2 (7)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (6), Dennis Guinn (5), Ryne Malone (5)
3B - FSU-Shane Robinson (1), Buster Posey (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (6), Ryan McArdle (1)
SF - FSU-Ryne Malone (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (10), Dennis Guinn (3), Tony Thomas (5), Charles Cleveland (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss                 3.2  6  6  2  6  4
Brent Marsh          W (1-0)    1.1  1  0  0  0  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Caleb Graham                    1.0  1  1  0  0  1
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FSU                             7.0  8  7  2  6  8
Opp                  L          6.0 14 15 15 10  7


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FLORIDA STATE 8, MERCER 4
03/07/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Mercer Bears have been giant killers so far in 2006. The Bear baseball team had already beaten two teams in Clemson and Florida that were ranked No. 1 at the time of the game. With the Seminoles sporting a new No. 2 ranking coming into Tuesday night's affair, they seemed to be prime candidates for another Mercer upset but thanks to Danny Diaz's three RBIs and Michael Hyde's strong start on the hill, FSU (15-1) upped its win streak to 12 games with an 8-4 victory over the Bears (10-8).

"I did my homework on Mercer," said Hyde. "I knew they had beat Florida and Clemson so I came out with the mentality that they are a top team who is capable of beating us. You better bring your best stuff and that's what I tried to do tonight."

"Anytime we play a club we like to make a couple phone calls to see what somebody else thought about them," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We were told they (Mercer) are very disciplined at the plate, they have good pitching, their catching is strong and everything we saw tonight we were impressed with."

Six Seminole starters recorded RBIs and the three starters that didn't knock in a run scored three and combined for three hits. Shane Robinson, Buster Posey, Tony Thomas, Jr. and Diaz each had two hits and Diaz led the way with the only multi-RBI game by a Seminole.

"I think the first four guys are setting a good standard for the rest of the guys," said Martin. "You have to have everybody competing and everybody getting it done. You can't just depend on four guys every time you play. I am just happy that the young men are staying disciplined at the plate."

In his second start of the season, Hyde picked up his second victory and third win overall. He threw five innings, allowed two hits, one run and fanned three. Four relievers helped secure the victory for the Tallahassee native.

"Mid-week games are just as important as the weekend games momentum wise," said Martin. "Michael Hyde gave us five solid innings and we got it done. I was very pleased with the way the ball club played."

"(If) my role is going to be mid-week, I want to come out and throw the best mid-week games I can," said Hyde. "No mater what it is (my role) I want to come out and have the best outing whether it's as a starter or reliever."

The victory kept alive a few streaks for the Seminoles. FSU has now won 23 straight games at Mike Martin Field, which is tied for the third-longest streak in school history. Florida State is on a 12-game win streak overall as well. Dennis Guinn tied the longest streak of consecutive game with an RBI since 1999 as he drove in a run in his 12th straight game and also upped his hitting streak to 12 in a row.

Things got off to a good start for FSU as Robinson took the first pitch of the game from Mercer starter Blake Quarles (0-2) and ripped it off the right field fence for his second triple in as many games. Jack Rye then drove in the run as he reached base safely in his 16th straight game. A Posey bunt base hit put two runners on and then Thomas brought the second run in on a single to left. Diaz drove in a run with a single to center as FSU jumped on top of the Bears 3-0 in the bottom of the first.

Mercer put runners on the corners and then a sacrifice fly brought the first run of the game home for the Bears cutting the lead to 3-1 versus Hyde in the top of the second.

The Seminoles looked to get the run back in the bottom of the inning as Robinson drew a walk and Rye was hit by a pitch. Ryne Malone then brought a run in as he singled to right field. Both runners moved into scoring position on the throw home and then Posey singled to right knocking in the fifth run of the game for FSU.

Thomas led off the third versus new pitcher Josh Young with a single. The second baseman stole second and moved to third on a throwing error. Thomas then came in on a Diaz ground out as the catcher drove in his second RBI of the game making the score 6-1.

Diaz continued to hurt Mercer. The junior catcher singled down the left field line plating Posey who walked earlier in the inning. It was Diaz's career high third RBI of the game.

The Bears fought back in the top of the sixth versus new Seminole pitcher Travis Burge. Three singles cut the lead to 7-2. A fourth single loaded the bases bringing Brian Chambers into the game. The junior got the first hitter out on a force play at home before a chopper up the middle plated two more runs making it a 7-4 game. Chambers got out of the inning on a ground out.

FSU came right back in the bottom of the sixth. Charles Cleveland walked, Robinson singled and then a sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position. Guinn then extended his streak of games with an RBI to 12 as he scored FSU's eighth run of a game on a ground out.

The Seminoles open conference play this weekend versus Maryland (6-7, 2-1). Game times are 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12:00 p.m. Sunday. Sunday's game will be the first TV broadcast of the year as the game will be carried on SUN Sports. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  2  2   0  2  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  1   1  0  1  7  0
Ryne Malone             LF        4  0  1   1  1  1  4  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  2  2   1  1  0  1  4
Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  2   1  0  1  3  1
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  2   3  1  0  9  0
Ryan McArdle            DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Charles Cleveland       3B        3  1  0   0  1  2  0  2
Michael Hyde            P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  1
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FSU                              33  8 12   8  6  6 27 10
Opp                              36  4  8   4  3  8 24 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (8), Charles Cleveland (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Ryan McArdle (2)
3B - FSU-Shane Robinson (2)
HBP - FSU-Jack Rye (2), Tommy Oravetz (4)
SH - FSU-Jack Rye (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde         W (3-0)    5.0  2  1  1  2  3
Travis Burge                    0.1  4  3  3  0  0
Brian Chambers                  1.2  1  0  0  1  2
Brent Marsh                     1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  3  8
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FLORIDA STATE 9, MARYLAND 7
03/10/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The ACC is one tough conference and you can never let your guard down. If the second-ranked Seminoles weren't aware of that going into the series with Maryland they sure are now. After jumping out to a 9-0 lead, FSU (16-1, 1-0) had to hold off a attempted comeback by Maryland (6-8, 2-2) as the Terrapins scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings before closer Luke Tucker shut the door and preserved the 9-7 win. Bryan Henry picked up the win as he improved to 5-0 but saw his streak of scoreless innings come to an end at 27 1/3.

"They are a scrappy team," said Dennis Guinn. "They came out and put the ball in play. They are a good team. They didn't give up. Coach spoke to us wanting to make sure we didn't relax after getting out to a lead. This is the ACC. The best conference in the nation. You give new life to a team like that and they can come back and score seven runs in two innings like they did tonight."

The Seminoles were all over Terrapin starter Brett Tidball (1-3) who gave up seven runs in his three innings of work. Guinn was once again the offensive star as he equaled a career high for the third time this season with four RBIs.

After cruising out to the 9-0 lead, Terp reliever Kevin Biringer shut FSU down the rest of the way while Maryland got within two runs. Tucker came into the game in the ninth and threw 11 straight strikes as he closed out the game for his team leading 3rd save.

"I didn't realize I threw so many strikes," said Tucker. "It felt good. I wasn't walking people. I have been inconsistent so far. To be honest though I didn't notice I threw that many strikes."

Henry had one of the best outings of the season through the first six innings. At one point the junior had thrown 44 strikes in his first 60 pitches. Before giving up a career-high four runs in the seventh, Henry looked to be on his way to taking part in his fourth combined shutout of the season.

"You have to tip your cap to them," said Henry. "They were swinging the whole game. In the seventh inning the ball found the barrel a couple of times. That is going to happen. That's baseball. I went out there and did the same thing I always do. That's me. I put it in play and let my defense work. They were able to find some holes.

"The streak was fun but all (good) things must come to an end and they ended it with authority."

Despite the end of Henry's shutout streak, Florida State kept plenty of other streaks alive with the win. Their 13 game win streak is the second-longest in the nation and their 24-game home win streak is tied for the second-longest streak in school history. It was the 25th straight win for FSU over Maryland and the team's 26th straight win in the opening series of ACC play.

Jack Rye and Guinn kept a couple of personal streaks going. Rye reached base safely again, the 17th time this season he has done that. Guinn recorded another hit and another RBI for the 13th straight game. His RBI streak is the longest at FSU since 1999. Tony Thomas, Jr. recorded a hit to extend his hit streak to eight games, tying a personal best.

"With Shane (Robinson) and Jack (Rye) in front of me they are on base in all the games," said Guinn of his team-leading 28 RBIs. "The guys in front of me have good speed and if I put the ball in play, into the outfield, they get in there and they score."

Shane Robison led the game off with a single through the left side. He moved into scoring position on a ground out and then he swiped third, his 11th steal of the year. Guinn then brought the junior home with his team-leading 25th RBI of the year.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the second as they loaded the bases off Tidball. For the second straight inning Guinn delivered. This time he drove in two runs with a single. After Ryne Malone got hit by a pitch, Buster Posey knocked in two more runs with another single making the score 5-0. All five of FSU's hits up to that point were singles. The sixth single of the game made it 7-0 as Thomas drove in two more runs.

FSU opened the fourth versus new Terp pitcher Kevin Biringer with two more singles. A misplay on a force at second allowed the eighth run of the game to come home. Guinn then brought home his fourth run of the game as the FSU lead grew to 9-0.

Henry cruised until the seventh when he saw an end to his streak of scoreless innings. With one away in the frame a Chad Durakis single drove in the first run against Henry since February 10 versus Auburn. Maryland continued to get to the rightie as the third double he surrendered on the evening plated another Terp run. A two-RBI single cut the FSU lead to 9-4 before Henry got out of the seventh.

Brent Marsh came in to relieve Henry in the eighth and was greeted by Gerry Spessard's second double of the night and Maryland's fourth of the game off FSU pitchers. An infield single put runners on the corners and a wild pitch put both runners in scoring position with two away then designated hitter Jon Greenwich took Marsh out of the yard to the deepest part of the park. It was the first homer for the Terp and it cut the FSU lead to 9-7 but thanks to Tucker that was as close as Maryland would get.

FSU and Maryland will continue their series Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. when Tyler Chambliss (4-0) is scheduled to face off versus Maryland's Ben Pfinsgraff (1-2). Sunday's finale will start at noon and be broadcast by SUN Sports, FSU's first televised game of the year. Michael Hyde (3-0) will take the hill for FSU and will face either Mike Sufczynski (0-0) or John Dischert (1-1). Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        5  2  1   0  0  0  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  2   4  0  1  7  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  1  0   0  0  1  1  2
Buster Posey            SS        3  1  2   2  0  0  1  2
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   2  0  0  2  1
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  1   0  0  1  8  1
Ryan McArdle            DH        2  2  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  9 11   8  0  4 27  7
Opp                              38  7 12   7  0  7 24 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (4)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jack Rye (3), Danny Diaz (4)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Ryne Malone (2), Ryan McArdle (1)
SH - FSU-Ryan Strauss (1)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson (11), Ryne Malone (3), Buster Posey (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (5-0)    7.0  8  4  4  0  6
Brent Marsh                     1.0  3  3  3  0  0
Luke Tucker          Sv(3)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  7  7  0  7
Opp                  L          8.0 11  9  8  0  4


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Attendance: 3,870

FLORIDA STATE 6, MARYLAND 2
03/11/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - If anyone was unsure if All-ACC closer Tyler Chambliss could make the move from the bullpen to starter, the junior is erasing all doubts. Saturday night Chambliss improved to 5-0 as he struck out 15 batters in a complete game victory leading No. 2 FSU (17-1, 2-0) past Maryland 6-2. It was the most strikeouts by a Seminole pitcher since March 10, 1994 when Paul Wilson fanned 16 batters. It was the first complete game of Chambliss' career and the first by a Seminole in the regular season since May of 2004. The victory was the 14th in a row by FSU.

"I felt good today," said Chambliss after the outing. "I located my fastball well inside. My curveball was really outstanding. The defense was great behind me. It was fun out there. I wanted the complete game bad. I thought I had a shot at it versus Florida but everything fell apart in the seventh. Once I got past the seventh tonight there was no way I was coming out of this ballgame."

Chambliss was the story of the night as the right-hander set career highs for innings pitched (nine), strikeouts (15) and pitches (123). He walked just two batters and gave up seven hits and two runs. The complete game was the first by a Seminole since June 4, 2005 when Bryan Henry went the distance in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional versus Auburn.

"He reminded me of a lot of Richie Lewis and Jonathan Johnson they way he pitched tonight," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin of Chambliss' outing. "He located his fastball extremely well and just dominated with his curveball. It was a very impressive performance."

The Seminoles collected 11 hits on the night, 10 of which were singles. They had two bunt base hits turn into runs and did not commit an error in the game. Tony Thomas, Jr. was the only Seminole with multiple hits, Shane Robinson the only Seminole with an extra base hit and Danny Diaz the only FSU player with multiple RBIs.

"When you look up there and see a zero in the last column and the starting pitcher struck out 15 you certainly expect to win," said Martin. "I like to see us do what it takes to win a baseball game. You aren't going to be able to go out there and score nine runs every night. Tonight we had to scratch and claw for every run we got. Two our runs we scored because of a bunt base hit."

On Friday it took Maryland (6-9, 2-3) seven innings to get on the board versus FSU but that wasn't the case Saturday. A single, sac bunt and double gave the Terrapins an early 1-0 lead. It was the first time all season Maryland scored a run in the first inning of a game.

FSU recorded its first hit of the game off Terp starter Ben Pfinsgraff (1-3) off a Ryne Malone bunt base hit. Buster Posey then followed with a single. A sacrifice bunt by Thomas moved both runners into scoring position. Diaz tied the game up driving in his 11th RBI of the year. Tommy Oravetz put FSU in the lead with the second RBI of his career. The freshman, making his first ever start, ended up on third when the left fielder allowed his base hit to roll all the way to the wall. FSU was unable to score the rookie though as the game moved into the third.

Shane Robinson led off the third with his seventh double of the season and for the 14th game consecutive game Dennis Guinn drove a run home as his single increased the FSU lead to 3-1.

Maryland got back on the board in the sixth. Gerry Spessard recorded his second double of the game and his fourth of series. He then came home on an RBI single by Chad Durakis before Chambliss ended the inning with his ninth K.

With FSU holding on to the 3-2 lead, Thomas opened the bottom of the seventh with a base hit ending the evening for Pfinsgraff. Thomas swiped second. Oravetz then came up and bounced a ball high in front of the pitcher. New hurler Seth Overbey threw the ball away allowing Oravetz to move to second as Thomas came in with FSU's fourth run of the game. Robinson recorded a base hit on a bouncer up the middle putting runners on the corners. Jack Rye then delivered an RBI single making the score 5-2 while extending Rye's streak of reaching base safely to 18 games.

Florida State got an insurance run in the eighth. Thomas led off with a bunt single and moved to second on a throwing error. Diaz then drove the run home making the game 6-2.

Sunday's finale will start at noon and be broadcast by SUN Sports, FSU's first televised game of the year. Michael Hyde (3-0) will take the hill for FSU and will face Mike Sufczynski (0-0). Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   1  0  1 10  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  3
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  2   0  0  0  0  2
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  1   2  0  2 12  3
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PR-DH     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  6 11   5  0  9 27 10
Opp                              33  2  7   2  2 15 24  7

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (7)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (7)
CS - FSU-Ryan Strauss (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss      W (5-0)    9.0  7  2  2  2 15
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FSU                             9.0  7  2  2  2 15
Opp                  L          8.0 11  6  3  0  9


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Attendance: 4,363

FLORIDA STATE 4, MARYLAND 3
03/12/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It wasn't as easy has it has been in past years but the second-ranked FSU baseball team once again swept a series from Maryland downing the Terps 4-3 in Sunday's finale. It was the 27th straight win by FSU in the series but the first time since 2002 where two of the three games were decided by two runs or less. Michael Hyde (4-0) picked up the win and Luke Tucker (4) the save as FSU (18-1, 3-0) won its 15th straight game.

"I am telling you Maryland is a good-looking baseball team," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "They trotted some very good arms out there and it took everything for us to win this series. I was very impressed with their defense. They are a team that is going to cause some problems in this before it is all over with."

The Seminole pitching staff was excellent in the finale Sunday. Hyde went a season-high six innings as he won his third straight game as a starter. Brian Chambers came in and pitched two big innings before turning the game over to Tucker in the ninth. The junior shut the Terps down for the second time in the series picking up the save.

"Michael did have a good outing," said Martin. "I thought he spotted his fastball well. I was pleased with the composure he showed. Lets not forget the outstanding job Brian Chambers did and of course Luke Tucker."

"This is a confidence builder," said Tucker of his two save weekend. "This was great today. When it is a close game like this you have to stay focused and that works better for me. Getting out there and doing well is great."

Shane Robinson paced the Seminole offense as he had two hits and two RBIs, one coming on his first homer of the season. Ryan Strauss had two hits and a homerun as well. Dennis Guinn's hit streak and RBI streak came to an end at 14 and now Tony Thomas, Jr. has the longest active streak on the team as he extended his streak to a career long 10 games.

"I am just focusing on making solid contact," said Thomas when asked about his success. "I am worried about trying to stay ahead in the count and swing at good pitches. A lot of pitchers have been trying to come after me and get the fastball past me. Last year I would take that pitch. This year I am swinging at it. I am making contact, putting the ball in play and things are going my way right now."

The 26-game home win streak ties the mark set by the 1968, 1986 and 1991 clubs. The latter two both made the College World Series those years. Florida State will look to set the home win streak record Tuesday night against Winthrop.

For the second game in a row Maryland took the lead on FSU early on. Chad Durakis slugged his first homer of the year, a solo shot over the left field wall, giving the Terps an edge in the top of the second.

Strauss evened the game up with Florida State's first homer of the series and the first of his career. It didn't take FSU long to hit their second out of the park as Robinson followed Strauss with a homer of his own, the first of the season for the junior making it a 2-1 game. It was the second time this year Seminoles have hit back-to-back homers.

"I got a hold of it pretty good and I knew it was gone when I hit it," said Strauss of the homer. "I got a fastball inside; I had been looking for that pitch all weekend. I wasn't sure I'd see it but I finally got to it. I was happy Shane hit his first of the season too. It was nice to go back-to-back."

Danny Diaz opened the fourth with is fifth double of the season. After a walk to designated hitter Ryan McArdle, Strauss sacrificed the runners into scoring position. Robinson then singled up the middle driving in FSU's third run of the game. Rye made it a 4-1 game with a sac fly scoring McArdle.

The Terrapins opened the fifth with a double of their own and then a bunt single put runners on the corners. FSU took a big step to getting out of the jam as the Seminoles turned their second double play of the game but the run did come home making it a 4-2 game.

Florida State's first error seemed like it would hurt as new pitcher Brian Chambers issued a one-out walk and then threw an attempted pick off away allowing the Terp batter to move all the way to third. Chambers didn't allow the run to come home though as he fanned the next two batters ending the threat.

Maryland put runners on the corners versus Chambers with two away in the eighth as the Terps once again tried to close the 4-2 lead. A chopper down the third baseline did just that as Maryland got within a run of FSU at 4-3 but that was as close as they could get thanks to Chambers and Tucker who closed down the game down in the ninth.

Florida State is back in action Tuesday night when they host Winthrop at 6:00 p.m. The game versus the Eagles is a "Two for Tuesday" game as general admission tickets are just $2.00. Barret Browning (3-0) will take the hill for FSU versus Heath Rollins (2-2). Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  1  2   2  1  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  0   0  1  1  8  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  3
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  3
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  4  4
Danny Diaz              C         4  1  1   0  0  3  8  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-DH     2  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  4  7   4  4  7 27 11
Opp                              34  3  9   2  3  8 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Brian Chambers (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Danny Diaz (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (1), Ryan Strauss (1)
SH - FSU-Ryan Strauss (2)
SF - FSU-Jack Rye (4)
SB - FSU-Ryne Malone (4)
CS - FSU-Shane Robinson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (4-0)    6.0  6  2  2  2  3
Brian Chambers                  2.0  3  1  1  1  4
Luke Tucker          Sv(4)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  3  3  3  8
Opp                  L          8.0  7  4  4  4  7


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FLORIDA STATE 10, WINTHROP 0
03/14/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Some in Seminole nation were worried that a newly minted No. 1 ranking would put a big bull's eye on FSU's back with a dangerous Winthrop squad (15-5) coming to town but just the opposite occurred. It seemed the Eagles' series wins at No. 21 Miami and at Alabama got FSU's attention to the tune of a 10-0 win Tuesday night. Barret Browning (4-0) had the best outing of his FSU career and Danny Diaz broke the game open with a bases loaded triple as FSU (19-1) set a new school record with its 27th straight home win. It was the team's 16th straight win overall, the longest active streak in the nation.

"They took two out of three at Alabama, they took two out of three at Miami, they are a good baseball team," said Seminole Ryne Malone who came up a triple shy of hitting for the cycle versus the Eagles. "With us being No. 1 it puts a target on our back but it is a lot of fun. It is really exciting. It is motivation for every single one of us to play the best we can."

"Being No. 1 didn't bring any extra pressure but I think everyone was well aware of the ball team that was coming in here," said Browning of Winthrop. "Nobody took them lightly. We were very aware of what they did to Miami and what they did to Alabama. They came in here and played a good ballgame. We happened to get a big hit and take the wind out of their sails."

Browning took the wind out of the Eagles sails all night long. The senior put together his longest start of the season as he threw six innings of shutout ball. It was the first time Browning did not allow a run in a start since February 6, 2005 versus VMI, the second start of his career. He did not walk a single batter, struck out two and threw just 69 pitches, 49 of which were strikes. It was the fourth straight win for the Jessup, GA native.

"I think this was one of the best starts I have had since I have been here at Florida State," said Browning. "That mostly goes to the defense. I didn't do a whole lot of shutting the guys down myself. I didn't strike a lot of guys out. I just got the ground balls I needed at the right time and our guys kept playing hard the entire game."

"Maybe (Browning) didn't strike out many guys but there weren't good swings against him," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I was very pleased with the fact he did not walk anybody. He had great composure."

The shutout was the fourth of the season for FSU doubling the total number of shutouts the team had in the entire 2005 season. It is already the most shutouts by an FSU team since the 2003 squad posted nine that year.

The bottom half of the Seminole batting order did most of the damage in the 10-0 win. The Seminoles' 6-9 hitters went 5-for-12 with six RBIs. Diaz led the team with a bases loaded triple plating three runs. Malone represented the top of the order going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs. For Diaz it was his fifth straight game with a hit and he now has 10 RBIs in that stretch.

"I have been working with (Mike Martin, Jr.) a lot on shortening my swing, changing the location of my hands and just getting a lot more time to see the ball at the plate," said Diaz of his hot streak. "That has helped out a lot."

The Eagles threatened early versus FSU and against Browning who had given up eight of his 10 runs in the first three innings. An infield chopper and a sacrifice bunt put a runner in scoring position for Winthrop in the top of the first. Browning wiped the runner off the bases as he caught Chris Carrara trying to swipe third base.

"You get a man on second base with one out in the first inning and (Browning) showed great poise," said Martin. "When he saw that runner moving he went inside and picked him off. That has a way of just deflating a ball club."

FSU looked to break on top versus Winthrop starter Heath Rollins (2-3) as the right-hander walked two batters and the Seminoles ended up with runners on the corners with two away. FSU was unable to bring the run in though as the game moved to the second.

Winthrop put a runner in scoring position again in the second but once again couldn't plate the lead run versus Browning.

"Coach (Jamey) Shouppe has been doing a good job working with me to prepare myself for the game during the week and the day of the game," said Browning. "I am starting to pace myself a little better and get a lot more comfortable with my mechanics. I am throwing for strikes and hitting spots with my fastball. That has been a real key to my success."

The Seminoles put another runner in scoring position in the second but this time they cashed in. Tony Thomas, Jr. drew the third walk of the game and then swiped second. Tommy Oravetz broke the tie with a sharply hit single through the left side of the infield plating Thomas. FSU put two more runners in scoring position as Ryan Strauss doubled to right field but Rollins ended the threat with back-to-back K's.

Florida State broke the game open with a five-run third inning. Dennis Guinn started things off by drawing another FSU walk as Rollins already equaled a season high with his fourth walk in just over two innings. Ryne Malone followed with a single putting runners on the corners with nobody out. Winthrop's second error allowed one run to score and then a hit batter loaded the bases for the hot hitting Diaz. The junior catcher brought three runs home on the first triple of his career making it a 5-0 game. Strauss then came up with another hit as he singled home Diaz as FSU increased the lead to 6-0.

"I don't remember the last time I ran from home to third," said Diaz of his triple. "It has been a while probably high school. I hit the ball well, came out of the box well and made it all the way to third."

"I think this is a credit to our young men," said Martin. "We had the big inning getting five in the third. We had some great at bats. Certainly the big three run triple by Danny Diaz was the straw that broke the camels back."

The runs kept coming for Florida State in the fourth. After a deep fly ball out by Jack Rye, Dennis Guinn blasted a double off the screen. Then the third straight smash got over the fence as Malone homered for the fifth time this season. That two-run shot gave Malone 20 RBIs and made the Seminole advantage 8-0.

"It is funny because the other day before the Maryland game I looked over at my day and said `I really need to get a hold of one'," recalled Malone. "I had been struggling a little bit and I felt I needed to lace one, really get a hold of one. That's what happened tonight. I got a hold of a couple and it was real nice."

"(Malone) had three very good at bats tonight," said Martin of his clean-up hitter. "I am just very pleased for him. He had been hitting the ball fairly well without having anything to show for it."

Malone continued his big night as he moved within a triple of the cycle by doubling in the bottom of the sixth. The extra base hit moved Rye to third as FSU looked for more runs with just one away. Buster Posey plated the ninth run for FSU on a ground out and then Thomas extended his hit streak to 11 games with an RBI single making it a 10-0 game.

Mark Sauls, Matt DiBlasi and Travis Burge each pitched an inning in preserving the shutout.

Florida State returns to ACC play as they take to the road for just the third time this season. FSU will play three day games at Virginia Tech with the first scheduled for Friday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  2  1   0  1  0 11  2
  Ryan McArdle          PH-1B     1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  3  3   2  1  0  1  3
  Charles Cleveland     3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  1   2  0  0  2  3
  Sean Stuyverson       PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  1   1  1  0  3  7
Danny Diaz              C         4  1  1   3  0  2  0  2
  Matt DiBlasi          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brady Thomas          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Burge          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Kyle Maxie            PH-DH-C   1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  2   1  0  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Barret Browning         P                            2  2
  Mark Sauls            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 10 13  10  5  5 27 20
Opp                              32  0  9   0  1  4 24  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Ryan McArdle (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (8), Dennis Guinn (6), Ryne Malone (6), Ryan Strauss (2)
3B - FSU-Danny Diaz (1)
HR - FSU-Ryne Malone (5)
HBP - FSU-Jack Rye (3), Tony Thomas (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Jack Rye (1), Tony Thomas (8)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Barret Browning      W (4-0)    6.0  5  0  0  0  2
Mark Sauls                      1.0  2  0  0  0  0
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Travis Burge                    1.0  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  0  0  1  4
Opp                  L          8.0 13 10  9  5  5


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Attendance: 4,285

FLORIDA STATE 11, VIRGINIA TECH 2
03/17/2006, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

BLACKSBURG, VA - Bryan Henry once again came out and dominated an opponent as he did not allow a run in six innings leading No.1 Florida State (20-1, 4-0) to its 17th straight win. The Seminoles used an eight-run seventh inning as they broke out to an 11-0 lead and cruised to an 11-2 win over the Hokies (7-10, 0-4). It was the 15th straight win for FSU over Virginia Tech as the Seminoles scored double digit runs for the ninth time this season.

Henry (6-0, 2-0) was stellar once again for FSU. The junior allowed just four hits as he recorded his fifth quality start of the season and for the 12th time in 18 career starts he allowed one earned run or less. Henry came into the game with a K:BB ratio of 7:1 and kept right on pace for a single season record as he walked just one batter and struck out seven more raising his season total to 48 K's. Henry has now won five straight decisions and in his last 33 2/3 innings of work he has only allowed an opponent to score in one of those innings.

"I just went out there and had a little fun," said Henry of his outing. "It was kind of cold and I tried to use that to my advantage. Work it inside and give them something to think about. That opened up the outer half for us. Throwing strikes gives you a big advantage. They start thinking that is all you are going to throw then you start inching off and they start chasing. I want to make them swing at my pitch."

"I am very pleased with the way Bryan Henry pitched," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I thought Bryan really set the tone for the ballgame, the way he controlled Virginia Tech."

Florida State once again used the big inning to break open a close game. With the Seminoles up 3-0 FSU took advantage of Hokie miscues and put up eight runs in the top of the seventh. Florida State recorded eight hits in the inning including back-to-back homers from Ryan Strauss and Ryan McArdle.

"We took advantage of an extra out that inning and really had some good at bats," said Martin. "We got a couple of big homeruns that helped as well."

The FSU DH's had a big day as Tommy Oravetz and McArdle combined to drive in five of the Seminoles' 11 runs. Shane Robinson, Dennis Guinn, Buster Posey and Strauss all had multi-hit games. Tony Thomas, Jr. also extended his personal-best hit streak to 12 games in the victory.

Jack Rye, Posey, Thomas and Kyle Maxie all drove in runs as FSU scored 10 or more runs in back-to-back games. Maxie had an RBI in his first start of the season behind the plate. He got the call just before game time when Danny Diaz aggravated a wrist injury during warm-ups. Despite the late notice he would be starting, Maxie drew a walk in each of his first three at bats before an RBI single in the eight-run seventh.

"This is what I have been dreaming of," said Maxie. "Just to get a chance to get back there and have some fun behind the plate. That is what it is all about.

"Those first three at bats I was just looking for my pitch to hit and I never got it. I just wanted to help the team out and get on base. Getting the RBI single felt good though. It was big just to keep that inning rolling. I got a pitch on the outer third I could drive that way and that was what I did."

The Seminoles struck first in the top of the second versus Hokie starter David Cross (1-3). A single, hit by pitch and walk loaded the bases and then Tommy Oravetz delivered. The freshman sent a shot back up the middle plating two and putting FSU in front 2-0.

The Seminoles opened the fifth with three straight singles to load the bases with nobody out. A double play plated another run but Cross got out of the jam with a ground out leaving Robinson standing on third.

FSU really broke the game open in the seventh with eight runs on eight hits as the Seminoles put 10 runners on base. Robinson started the rally off with a 375-foot shot to the warning track in left. The Hokie outfielder did a great job of running the play down but dropped the ball on the three-base error. Rye then drove home the Seminoles' fourth run of the game on a ground out to the right side. Dennis Guinn followed with his second triple of the season as he sent a ball to the wall in left. The Virginia Tech outfielder tripped as he reached the warning track and couldn't recover in time to make the play. Ryne Malone drew a walk and then Posey recorded his third hit of the game tying a career high. The single moved Malone, who was running on the pitch, to third and brought Guinn home as FSU moved out to a 5-0 lead. Thomas singled in another run off new Hokie pitcher Randy Buffington to make the score 6-0. The hit parade continued for FSU as Maxie singled in another run as Tech made its second pitching change of the inning. McArdle greeted new pitcher Matt McGahey rudely as he sent the hurler's first pitch of the game over the wall in left for his second homer of the season. The three-run shot made it a 10-0 game.

"He threw a first pitch fastball away," said McArdle of the pitch he sent out of the yard. "I knew he had to throw a strike because it was first and third and he didn't want to load the bases. So I knew I would get a good pitch to hit. He threw it up there and I swung and that's what happened."

Strauss followed McArdle's shot with a homer on McGahey's third pitch of the game for the 11th run and then Robinson singled to center on the fourth pitch for McGahey. It was the sixth straight hit for FSU and the eighth straight Seminole to reach base in the inning.

The Hokies fought back in the bottom of the ninth getting a couple of runs to ruin FSU's shutout bid but that was as close as they could get as Caleb Graham closed out the game.

Florida State is back in action Saturday at 2:00 p.m. as they continue their series with the Hokies. Tyler Chambliss (5-0) is scheduled to take the hill for FSU and he will face off against Nicky Bowers (1-2). Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        6  0  1   1  0  2  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        6  1  2   0  0  0  6  1
Ryne Malone             3B-SS     3  1  0   0  1  1  3  4
Buster Posey            SS        4  2  3   1  1  0  1  0
  Charles Cleveland     3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  1   1  1  1  2  1
Kyle Maxie              C         2  1  1   1  3  1  9  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          DH        2  1  1   3  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF-CF     5  2  2   1  0  0  1  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  2
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 11 14  10  6  7 27  8
Opp                              32  2  8   1  3  9 27 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Dennis Guinn (2)
HR - FSU-Ryan McArdle (2), Ryan Strauss (2)
HBP - FSU-Ryne Malone (3), Tony Thomas (4)
SH - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (6-0)    6.0  4  0  0  1  7
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  2  0  0  0  1
Caleb Graham                    2.0  2  2  1  2  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  2  1  3  9
Opp                  L          9.0 14 11 10  6  7


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VIRGINIA TECH 9, FLORIDA STATE 7
03/18/2006, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

BLACKSBURG, VA - All good things must come to an end and for the top-ranked Seminoles their 17-game win streak and 15-game win streak versus Virginia Tech came to a close Saturday in Blacksburg. After taking a 7-3 lead, the FSU bullpen was unable to hold off the Hokies as Virginia Tech (8-10, 1-4) scored five runs in the seventh inning to down FSU 9-7. The loss was the first for FSU (20-2, 4-1) since February 10 versus Auburn and the first to the Hokies since April 21, 1989.

"Anytime you are not able to keep a four-run lead, especially on the road, it is very disappointing," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "You have to take your hat off to Virginia Tech. They did a good job of clutch hitting. It is a credit to them.

"I am very proud of the streak these young men put together and very disappointed that it came to an end."

Michael Hyde got the start for Tyler Chambliss who was under the weather and unable to go Saturday. The junior went 2 1/3 innings before giving way to Brian Chambers. Chambers was strong in relief going 3 2/3 and allowing just one run but he and relievers Matt DiBlasi and Brent Marsh (1-1) couldn't get FSU out of the seventh as the Hokies scored the second-most runs allowed by the Seminoles in an inning this year.

"There is never an excuse for Florida State baseball but those were some tough conditions to play in," said Martin of temperatures in the 40's and winds blowing out to dead center at 15 mph.

Florida State out hit the Hokies 12-10 and had eight extra base hits compared to six for Virginia Tech. The Seminoles got three homers from Shane Robinson, Dennis Guinn and Buster Posey but it was the two by Tech's Jose Rojas that made the difference in the game. Rojas had five RBIs in the victory.

For FSU, Guinn went 3-for-5 with three RBIs as he came up just a single short of hitting for the cycle. Jack Rye and Robinson both had multi-hit games while Posey and Guinn combined to drive in five of FSU's seven runs.

The Seminoles looked to break on top early off Hokie starter Nicky Bowers. Rye drew a walk and Ryne Malone sent a two-out single through the right side. With runners on the corners Bowers walked Posey to load the bases but FSU couldn't cash in versus the senior.

While FSU put another runner on base in the top of the second, it was Virginia Tech that scored first. With one out in the inning Matt Hacker doubled to the gap in left. Rojas then laced a Michael Hyde offering over the wall in dead center putting Virginia Tech up 2-0 early on.

Rye got the Seminoles off to a good start in the top of the third with a lead-off triple. Guinn brought the run home on FSU's second extra base hit in as many at bats as the sophomore double off the wall in left field cutting the Hokie lead in half. Posey then put FSU in front as the freshman crushed his first homerun of the season to dead center field 400 feet away.

A lead-off double and walk put Virginia Tech back in business in the bottom of the third. Both runners moved into scoring position as Rye crashed into the right field wall to secure the first out of the inning. Another Hyde walk loaded the bases then a single to shallow right field evened the game at 3-3 with the bases still juiced. That signaled the end of the day for Hyde who had his shortest outing of the year as a starter. Chambers relieved Hyde and got the job done as he needed just two pitches to end the threat. Malone fielded a difficult grounder and started the 5-4-3 double play that ended the third.

Another outfield error cost the Hokies in the series. After Robinson had a one-out single, Rye smashed a ball to deep center field that was dropped on the warning track allowing Robinson to come all the way home from first. Guinn then made the Hokies pay for the mistake as the sophomore hit his sixth homerun of the season scoring Rye to make it a 6-3 FSU lead.

Tony Thomas, Jr. extended his hit streak to 13 games by leading off the fifth with a single through the left side of the infield. The streak is the second-longest by a Seminole in 2006 trailing Guinn's 14-game run by just one game.

Robinson single-handedly extended the FSU lead in the sixth as the junior hit his second homer of the season. He sent this one out of left center making it a 7-3 FSU advantage. Guinn continued his torrid hitting as he recorded his third extra base hit in as many at bats. His two-out triple added to the double and homerun he hit earlier in the game.

In the bottom of the seventh Tech threatened FSU's lead as Seminole relievers DiBlasi and Marsh combined to issue two walks and hit a batter to load the bases. Marsh then gave up a two run single as Tech cut the lead to 7-6. The Hokies then went on top as Marsh gave up a three-run bomb to Rojas, the second of the game for the sophomore, as Virginia Tech re-captured the lead at 9-7. Tech's five runs came on just two hits.

Rye gave the Seminoles some hope with a two-out double in the eighth but Tech reliever Adam Redd (2-1) continued his dominant relief effort. After surrendering a homer to Robinson when he first entered the game, Redd held FSU at bay the rest of the way pitching four innings allowing one run, no walks and striking out five.

Florida State will complete its series with Virginia Tech Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Tyler Chambliss (5-0), who missed his start Saturday due to illness, is expected to take the hill for FSU and he will face off against Greg Fryman (2-1). Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  2  2   1  0  1  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  2   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  2  3   3  0  1 10  0
Ryne Malone             3B        5  0  2   0  0  1  0  3
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  1   2  1  1  0  3
Tony Thomas             2B        5  0  1   0  0  2  4  3
Kyle Maxie              C         3  0  1   0  1  0  5  0
Josh Spivey             DH        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  7 12   6  3  7 24 11
Opp                              34  9 10   9  6  5 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (9)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jack Rye (4), Dennis Guinn (7), Kyle Maxie (1)
3B - FSU-Jack Rye (1), Dennis Guinn (3)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (2), Dennis Guinn (6), Buster Posey (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Ryne Malone (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde                    2.1  5  3  3  3  0
Brian Chambers                  3.2  2  1  1  1  2
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  0  2  2  1  0
Brent Marsh          L (1-1)    0.2  2  3  3  1  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             8.0 10  9  9  6  5
Opp                  W          9.0 12  7  4  3  7


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FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA TECH 4
03/19/2006, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

BLACKSBURG, VA - Seminole junior Tyler Chambliss missed his scheduled start Saturday due to illness. On Sunday he took the hill and made the Virginia Tech batters feel sick. The right-hander struck out 10 Hokie batters while allowing just one run as he led the top-ranked Seminoles (21-2, 5-1) to a 9-4 victory over Tech (8-11, 1-5) in Blacksburg Sunday. Dennis Guinn hit his second grand slam of the season and Shane Robinson drove in three runs as FSU took the series 2-1.

"I was just very pleased with the way we played the entire series," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "These were very difficult conditions but there was nothing but a complete focus on getting the job done. I was pleased with the way we played. You have to give Virginia Tech credit for the way they played yesterday but I thought our guys came out today and Tyler really set the tone by pitching outstanding baseball for seven innings."

"I felt good today," said Chambliss. "The first couple innings I still felt sick but I sweated it out and got into a rhythm. I started throwing it pretty good, the curve ball worked. I just tried to hit my location and it worked out for me today."

Chambliss (6-0, 2-0) put together his second straight stellar start as he went seven innings and allowed just one run on three hits. He issued four walks and in just his last two starts he has rung up 25 batters, as many batters as he did in his first five starts combined.

"After being in the hotel room all weekend long to come out today and pitch the way he did was a great example of his dedication to our ball club," said Martin. "He understood the importance of getting this win and gave us every opportunity to get the victory."

"I have found my curveball lately," said Chambliss when asked about his strikeouts in the last two games. "In my first couple starts it just wasn't there. I wasn't trying to throw the curve as hard as I usually do as I adjusted to throwing more innings. As I get stronger and stronger I feel like I can throw it the way I want and still go a complete game every time out."

Robinson and Guinn swung the biggest sticks for FSU as the two combined for seven RBIs. Robinson accounted for two on a triple in the sixth and Guinn got four with one swing of the bat on his second grand slam of the season, which was part of FSU's five-run eighth inning. The Seminole first baseman had seven hits in the series, five of which went for extra bases. He hit a double, two triples and two homers in the three games. Guinn slugged 1.125 and drove in seven runs.

"I felt like I saw the ball well all weekend," said Guinn. "I had a couple of bad swings today but the one the pitcher left up I did something with it."

Robinson opened the game with a walk off Hokie starter Greg Fryman (2-2) and then a one out single by Guinn put runners on the corners. Ryne Malone drove in a run on a ground out to the right side and Buster Posey then drew a walk on which Guinn moved to third as the ball got away from the catcher. Tony Thomas, Jr. then delivered a two-out RBI single boosting the FSU lead to 2-0. It was Thomas' 14th straight game with a hit, tying the longest hit streak by a Seminole batter in 2006.

Tommy Oravetz led off the second with a double as he laced Fryman's offering down the right field line but a failed sac bunt cost the Seminoles as Robinson sent a deep fly ball to center that would have plated the third FSU run of the game. A walk to Rye, Fryman's third of the game, put runners on the corners but FSU was unable to plate another runner.

The Seminoles got another leadoff double in the fourth as Rye sent one into the gap in right. FSU could not move Rye off second though as two groundouts and a fly out ended the frame as Florida State stranded its sixth runner in five innings.

Unlike the previous four innings, FSU got runners on base in the sixth and thanks to Robinson he brought them around to score. Singles by Kyle Maxie and Ryan Strauss set the stage for Robinson who drove a ball 400 feet off the center field wall for a two-out, two-run triple. It was the third triple of the season for Robinson and it made the score 4-0.

Virginia Tech answered in the bottom of the sixth as Sheldon Adams put a Chambliss pitch over the center field fence. It was the first homer of the season for Adams and it cut the FSU lead to 4-1. Chambliss got the next batter on a ground ball before walking back-to-back batters but the junior closed out the inning with no further damage.

In the top of the eighth the Seminoles looked to tack some more runs on to their lead as the first two batters walked. Strauss singled off Tech's third pitcher of the day to load the bases and then Robinson drove in his third run of the game on a fielder's choice. Robinson swiped second and then a walk by the fourth Hokie pitcher of the afternoon loaded the bases. The Hokies made their fifth change on the hill to face Guinn, the only Seminole with a grand slam in 2006. The sophomore did it again as he hit a line drive just over the wall at the 330 foot mark making it a 9-1 FSU advantage. It was the seventh hit in the series for Guinn, five of which went for extra bases.

"The first pitch was a fastball away and I took that," said Guinn. "The next one he left the splitter up about middle in and I hit it out. It is nice to get all those RBIs but give credit to those guys in front of me for getting on base. You can always count on those guys getting on. It feels pretty good to be able to bring them home."

The Hokies once again showed they would not quit versus FSU reliever Mark Sauls. After retiring the first hitter, Virginia Tech put together four straight hits, two of which were doubles, to cut the FSU lead to 9-3. Another run came in on the second out of the inning, a grounder to third, before Sauls retired the side to end the eighth.

A couple of errors and a walk opened the door for the Hokies in the bottom of the ninth versus Luke Tucker. The junior got out of the bases loaded jam though as he struck out the side ending the game.

Florida State returns to action this Wednesday as the team heads back out on the road. FSU will take a short drive down to Jacksonville to face the Dolphins. Game time is 7:00 p.m. and will be played on the JU campus. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  2  1   3  1  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   0  2  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  2  2   4  0  0  6  0
Ryne Malone             3B-LF     5  0  1   1  0  1  1  1
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  1   0  1  1  1  4
Tony Thomas             2B        5  0  2   1  0  0  4  1
Kyle Maxie              C         4  2  1   0  1  0 11  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          DH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
  Charles Cleveland     3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  1
  Mark Sauls            P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  9 12   9  6  5 27 10
Opp                              35  4  7   4  5 13 27 11

E - FSU-Buster Posey 2 (11)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (5), Ryne Malone (7), Tony Thomas (2), Tommy Oravetz (2)
3B - FSU-Shane Robinson (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (7)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss      W (6-0)    7.0  3  1  1  4 10
Mark Sauls                      1.0  4  3  3  0  0
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  1  3
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FSU                             9.0  7  4  4  5 13
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FLORIDA STATE 4, JACKSONVILLE 1
03/22/2006, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The top-ranked Seminoles won their 14th straight game versus Jacksonville Wednesday night with a 4-1 victory. The Dolphins (19-7) held the Seminoles to just five hits, the lowest total since February 24, but timely hitting and strong pitching performances from Barret Browning, Brent Marsh and Luke Tucker preserved the victory. With the win No. 1 FSU moved to 22-2 on the season and Browning upped his record to 5-0. Tucker picked up his fifth save of the year.

"I was very pleased with the way Barret Browning threw," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "The relief work of Brent Marsh and Luke Tucker was big as well. Jacksonville is a very impressive club. They are much different than what I saw the last couple of years. I take my hat off to (JU coach) Terry Alexander and his outstanding Dolphin team."

Browning had his second impressive start in a row. He extended his scoreless inning streak to 12 1/3 innings before giving up a run in the sixth. He walked three batters and struck out three going 5 1/3 in getting the win.

"I felt good from the beginning, I was hitting my spots early with my fastball and my breaking ball was good," said Browning of his outing. "I was keeping everything low in the zone. When they hit it the ball was on the ground in the infield. Towards the end of the game I kind of lost my fastball a little bit. They guys played very good behind me but I have come to expect that since they do that every game."

When Browning did lose his fastball in the sixth, Marsh was there to pick him up. The senior had his longest outing of the season as he went 2 2/3 and allowed just one hit. He came into the game with the bases loaded and one out with the potential lead run at the plate. The senior got FSU out of the inning unscathed setting up Tucker for the save two innings later.

"Yesterday I worked hard in the bullpen on trying to keep the ball low in the zone," said Marsh. "Coming into the game today I had a couple of rough outings. Today I came in and tried not to overdo it. I told myself to just do what I can and it worked out for me."

The Seminoles broke open a 1-0 game with a three-run fourth inning. Mark Gildea plated what turned out to be the game-winning run and Ryan Strauss' two-run, bases loaded double gave FSU the insurance runs they needed. It was the seventh game in which Strauss has recorded a hit since taking over the starting job in left field eight games ago. In that span he has 11 hits and five RBIs.

"I have been wanting to play and now I am getting that opportunity," said Strauss. "It is a lot of fun and I am just thankful for my chance."

Buster Posey got the Seminoles started in the second as he drew a walk off JU starter Kyle DeVries (2-1). Posey swiped second and an error on the throw down allowed the freshman to move up to third. Thomas then drove the run in on a deep sac fly to right field.

FSU recorded its first hit of the game in the third as Shane Robinson lined a shot into center field. A walk to Jack Rye put two on with two away. After a pitching change, D.J. Ackley's first pitch got past the catcher moving both runners into scoring position but the Jacksonville hurler got the Dolphins out of the jam with no damage done.

A passed ball on a third strike allowed JU to put its second runner of the night on base. A sac bunt moved the runner into scoring position. Browning got his second out of the inning on another strikeout, his third of the game, and then ended the potential threat on a fly ball out.

FSU was back in business in the top of the fourth. The third walk of the game put Ryne Malone on base. Posey bunted for a base hit, on what seemed to be a sacrifice attempt, and then a hit by pitch loaded the bases with nobody out. Ackley got the first out of the inning on a K but Gildea, playing in his first game of the month after a hamstring injury, delivered with an RBI single into shallow center. Strauss came up and delivered as well with a two-run bloop double that just landed inside the left field line bumping the Seminole lead to 4-0.

"I was just looking for a pitch I could get up in the air and drive in a run," said Strauss. "I was fortunate enough that the ball dropped in and I got a double."

The Dolphins got their first hit of the night on a soft chopper down the third baseline in the bottom of the fourth but Browning didn't allow JU to cash in on the infield single.

"I felt real good," said Browning of holding JU hitless through three innings before the infield single. "I guess that's what coach has been trying to get through my head that it doesn't matter how hard you throw if you put the ball where you are supposed to put it. Those infield hits happen sometimes."

JU tried to put on a two-out rally in the fifth. The second hit of the game was a blooper into right field. Then a high pop fly just behind the pitcher's mound landed in front of a charging Posey for the second hit of the frame. Browning then lost the next batter on a 3-2 pitch before a grounder to second ended the threat.

In the bottom of the sixth the first two JU batters singled and then Browning loaded the bases hitting the next batter. Browning got the next batter on a fly ball to left but he lost the shutout as his third walk of the night plated the first run of the game for JU. That ended the night for Browning and brought Marsh into the game looking to preserve the FSU lead. The senior struck out the first hitter he faced for the second out of the inning and then ended the JU threat on a high fly ball to Robinson in center field.

"Brent has a good head on his shoulders," said Martin. "He knows the homerun he gave up (last time out) was wind aided. Those things you don't even think about you just get ready to go the next time you are called on and he was."

Florida State returns home to continue conference play this weekend versus Duke (8-18, 1-5). The first game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live by SUN Sports. Saturday's game is at 6:00 p.m. as well and the series will conclude Sunday with a noon start. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  0 14  2
Ryne Malone             3B        3  1  0   0  1  2  1  2
Buster Posey            SS        3  2  2   0  1  1  1  2
Tony Thomas             2B        1  1  0   1  1  0  2  6
Kyle Maxie              C         3  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
Mark Gildea             DH-LF     4  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Luke Tucker           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Barret Browning         P                            1  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  4  5   4  4  6 27 15
Opp                              31  1  6   1  3  6 27  9

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Ryan Strauss (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (5), Kyle Maxie (1)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Tony Thomas (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (5)
CS - FSU-Kyle Maxie (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Barret Browning      W (5-0)    5.1  5  1  1  3  3
Brent Marsh                     2.2  1  0  0  0  1
Luke Tucker          Sv(5)      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  1  1  3  6
Opp                  L          9.0  5  4  3  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE 7, DUKE 2
03/24/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The story of the night Friday was Seminole ace Bryan Henry. The junior flirted with the first no-hitter for No. 1 FSU since February 18, 1998 as he entered the ninth inning without a hit or a walk. The only Duke batter to reach base in the first eight innings got on via an error but the Tallahassee native was unable to finish off the no-hitter giving up a single to open the ninth. Henry still picked up the win improving to 7-0 as he won his seventh consecutive ACC start leading top-ranked FSU (23-2, 6-1) to a 7-2 victory over Duke (8-19, 1-6).

"It was crazy," said Henry of his close call with history. "I kept looking up there (at the scoreboard) and there was still a zero after the fourth and the sixth. I was like `no way'. I just went out there and tried not to change anything. The defense did a great job. They took a couple of hits away from them. I didn't change anything or put any pressure on myself. If it was going to happen it was going to happen."

"It was the most exciting thing and it was just a shame it didn't happen," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I don't think there is another event in all of baseball that is more exciting than a no-hitter. Bryan Henry created tremendous excitement in this stadium tonight and I am just very proud to be a part of it."

Henry was masterful once again Friday night as he won his 14th consecutive regular season decision. He threw 113 pitches in 8 2/3 innings of which 80 were strikes. He did not issue a free pass while fanning a career high 12 batters. He has now struck out 60 batters and walked only seven on the season, matching his number of wins.

"I am kind of upset about the runs but I had command and felt good out there today," said Henry. "It was fun. Now I go back to work and get ready to get after it next week."

"He was awesome tonight," said FSU catcher Danny Diaz. "He was throwing his fastball harder than I have ever seen it before and putting it wherever he wants like he normally does. He was throwing a good curve. You have to give a lot of credit to the defense. Buster (Posey) made a couple great plays, (Ryan) Strauss made a great catch. Everyone played a great game today."

Of the 26 outs recorded when Henry was in the game, 12 came on strikeouts and nine came via ground balls. Strauss made a great play on a foul out down the left field line and only three other outs came on fly balls. Posey made a couple of great plays to keep the no-hitter alive throughout the game after an early throwing error put the perfect game out of reach.

"It was a lot of fun tonight," said FSU shortstop Buster Posey. "You could start to feel the tension in the air. You don't say anything about the no-hitter but me and (second baseman) Tony (Thomas, Jr.) were both saying we are laying out for anything within 30 feet of us. It was a lot of fun."

Henry's win ran his career record to 16-3 and he has now recorded 14 quality starts. His K:BB ratio is nearing 9:1. The single season record at FSU is 6:1. He is now 8-1 as a starter in ACC games with a 1.89 ERA.

"This was a beautifully pitched game tonight," said Martin. "Eighty strikes in 113 pitches is obviously dominating stuff. Bryan has been a great addition to our club. I am disappointed because of 'what ifs'."

Eight of Florida State's nine starters recorded hits in the game staking Henry to the 7-0 lead. Shane Robinson led off two innings with hits and scored three runs. Jack Rye and Dennis Guinn combined to go four-for-nine with five RBIs. Posey and Thomas each recorded multi-hit games as well.

The Seminoles got off to a good start versus Duke starter Danny Otero (4-2) who had limited Miami and Maryland to just one earned run in previous starts this season. Robinson started things with a solid single and then moved to third on a steal and a throwing error. Rye drove the run home on an infield single down the first base line for the 1-0 lead.

Florida State was back in business in the bottom of the second. Posey's lead-off single was followed by a Thomas double putting runners on second and third. Otero got the first out via a K before walking the bases loaded. Otero got a big out on his second strikeout of the frame and should have been out of the inning but an error allowed the second run of the game to come home. Rye then made Duke pay for the mistake as he singled home two more runs. Guinn then drove in his 37th run of the season on a single to left field making it a 5-0 game.

Gildea opened the fourth with a double into the gap in right. Otero got the first out on his fourth K of the night and then a ground out moved Gildea to third. Otero hit Rye putting runners on the corners but got out of the jam on a ground ball to short.

FSU worked itself into a two-out rally after it looked like they would strand Ryne Malone following a lead-off single. Strauss got on with a slow roller to third and then Mark Gildea was hit by a pitch to load the bases again but the Duke hurler got out of the fifth unscathed as the threat ended on a fly ball to right.

Robinson led off another inning with a hit and then went on to steal the 82nd base of his career, tied for the sixth-most ever by Seminole. Robinson went on to swipe third and Guinn brought him home knocking in his 38th RBI of the season as the lead grew to 6-0. An infield hit by Posey put another runner on and then Thomas drove in the seventh run on a bouncer to the right side.

Henry lost the no-hit bid in the top of the ninth as he gave up back-to-back singles to start the inning. After striking out his career-best 11th batter of the night, Henry hit the next batter to load the bases. Henry rung up his 12th strikeout victim before losing the shutout on a two-run single. That brought Brian Chambers into the game as the junior closed down the Blue Devil threat.

"I made a lot of good pitches in the ninth, I don't know I guess I wasn't making the pitches I made earlier in the game," said Henry. "I guess I had a little extra adrenaline but that happens. Now I have another week to work on everything."

Florida State continues conference play versus Duke Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  3  2   0  0  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  2   3  0  2  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  2   2  0  0  9  0
Ryne Malone             3B        5  0  1   0  0  1  0  2
Buster Posey            SS        5  1  2   0  0  1  0  4
Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  2   1  0  1  1  1
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Mark Gildea             DH        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  1  2 13  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  7 13   6  2  8 27  8
Opp                              31  2  3   2  0 12 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (12)
2B - FSU-Tony Thomas (3), Mark Gildea (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (4), Mark Gildea (2)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson 3 (15)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (7-0)    8.2  3  2  2  0 12
Brian Chambers                  0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  3  2  2  0 12
Opp                  L          8.0 13  7  3  2  8


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FLORIDA STATE 12, DUKE 4
03/25/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Following Bryan Henry should be a tough job but not for Seminole starter Tyler Chambliss. The junior cruised for seven innings allowing just one earned run and upping his record to 7-0 on the season as No. 1 Florida State (24-2, 7-1) won its 29th straight game at home 12-4 over Duke (8-20, 1-7). Jack Rye paced the offense with a homer and four RBIs as the Seminoles scored double digit runs for the tenth time this season.

"We were very pleased that we scored in seven of our eight at bats tonight," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We were pleased with the little things we did. We moved runners, we had good at bats and created situations that produced runs. We had some very good at bats."

"I felt good out there," said Chambliss of his performance. "I feel like I threw the ball well. They didn't really hit the ball that well off of me. They had a couple line drives to center that were right at Shane (Robinson). Basically anything near Shane he is going to catch. I had a couple two strike at bats where I felt I could have struck the guy out but I left the pitch up. It felt like I threw good tonight."

One night after Henry carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning while striking out 12 Blue Devils, Chambliss continued to show he is more than just a "two" in FSU's vaunted 1-2 combination. The Live Oak native fanned eight more batters as he raised his K total to 59 on the year just one behind Henry who has 60. The two Seminole starters are now a combined 14-0 and Chambliss has fanned 33 batters in his three ACC starts.

"It is good to come back and see if I could match what Henry did," said Chambliss. "What he did the night before really was amazing. If things continue this way, it is going to be tough to beat us. That's the way it is going to be and that's the way it should be."

Chambliss got off to a fast start in the first inning. The junior struck out the side sandwiched around one walk. Then Robinson came up and led off the game for FSU with a solid single to left center and then moved into scoring position when Duke starter Jeff Saris (0-4) was called for a balk. Dennis Guinn reached first when he was hit by a pitch putting two Seminoles aboard. Both runners moved into scoring position on a ground out and then an error by the Blue Devil second baseman brought both runners home.

A hit, error and sac bunt put Duke in position to get on the board in the second with two runners in scoring position and just one away. A groundout plated Duke's first run of the game as the Blue Devils halved the lead but an attempt to steal home ended the inning as Chambliss flipped the ball to Kyle Maxie who tagged Javi Socorro out at the plate.

Mark Gildea opened the bottom half of the second by drawing a walk and Maxie followed with a free pass of his own. Ryan Strauss moved both runners up a base on a sac bunt. Saris got the second out on a strikeout looking but the hurler could not get out of the jam as Rye sent a 3-2 pitch over the screen in right making it a 5-1 game. It was the seventh HR of the season for Rye, which is tied for the team lead.

"I just got that up in the air," said Rye of his homer. "I hit it well. It was a good AB. I got a bunch of pitches that at bat. He made a few good pitches and I was able to foul them off then he left one over the plate. I tried to do as much damage as was possible."

Duke threatened again in the third as FSU's second error of the game opened the door. A hit, fielder's choice and error loaded the bases with two away. An infield hit allowed the Blue Devils to cut the lead to 5-2.

The Seminoles came right back in the third off new Duke pitcher Andrew Wolcott. Buster Posey drew a walk and Tony Thomas, Jr. doubled to put runners on second and third with one away. Gildea then drove in Posey on a sac fly to right field.

In the top of the fifth a walk, steal and base hit put runners on the corners for Duke as they continued to hang around in a 6-2 game. A ground out to first brought in the third run of the game once again cutting the FSU lead in half.

Guinn and Ryne Malone led off the bottom of the fifth with back-to-back singles as FSU looked to answer Duke's run in the top of the inning. Tallahassee native Tony Bajoczky, who started as the DH and moved to the mound in the fourth, got the next two outs moving the Blue Devils closer to getting out of the jam but he could not close down the threat. Gildea drove in his second run of the night on a single up the middle putting FSU back in front by four runs at 7-3.

Robinson started another FSU rally in the sixth. The junior singled and stole second before Rye drove him home with his 30th RBI of the year and his fourth of the night. His 30 RBIs are just one shy of the 31 he had as a freshman in 71 games.

"I worked really hard and I told myself it would come," said Rye of his increased homerun and RBI totals. "I never really think about it. It is happening and it is great. I am just going to keep playing my game."

New Duke pitcher Jimmy Gallagher opened the bottom of the seventh by walking the first two batters he faced. Both runners moved into scoring position on a fly ball out and a steal and then Ryan McArdle sacrificed the ninth run of the game home as FSU went in front 9-3.

In the bottom of the eighth the Blue Devils loaded the bases with one away off new pitcher Matt DiBlasi by virtue of a couple base hits and a hit batter. The Seminoles got the second out on a force at second allowing one run to come in but DiBlasi fanned the next batter to end the threat.

Guinn opened the bottom half of the eighth with a double off the wall in left field. Malone then collected a double of his own, this one high off the screen in right center plating Guinn with the 10th run. Thomas recorded FSU's 11th hit of the night with an RBI single through the left side as the lead grew to 11-4. Danny Diaz then came up and singled to put runners on the corners. Travis Anderson followed by ripping a double down the left field run as the 12th run came home.

Florida State continues conference play versus Duke Sunday at 12:00 p.m. as they conclude the series. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  2  2   0  1  1  2  0
  Charles Cleveland     PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jack Rye                DH        5  1  2   4  0  2  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  2  2   0  1  0 12  0
Ryne Malone             3B-CF     5  2  2   1  0  0  0  2
Buster Posey            SS        3  2  0   0  2  1  0  2
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  2   1  1  1  3  2
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Mark Gildea             LF        3  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
Kyle Maxie              C         2  1  0   0  1  1  5  5
  Ryan McArdle          PH        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Danny Diaz            C         1  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Ryan Strauss            RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-RF     1  0  1   1  1  0  1  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  3
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 12 13  10  8  7 27 16
Opp                              34  4  9   4  2 10 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (2), Tony Thomas (2)
2B - FSU-Dennis Guinn (8), Ryne Malone (8), Tony Thomas (4), Travis Anderson (3)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (7)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (4)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Ryan Strauss (3)
SF - FSU-Mark Gildea (1), Ryan McArdle (1)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Shane Robinson (16), Tony Thomas (9)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss      W (7-0)    7.0  6  3  1  2  8
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  2  1  1  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  4  2  2 10
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FLORIDA STATE 15, DUKE 5
03/26/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Three games and 34 runs after the Florida State/Duke series began Friday night, the No. 1 Seminole baseball team completed its series sweep of the Blue Devils with an emphatic 15-5 victory Sunday. Florida State (25-2, 8-1) pounded out a season high 19 hits in winning their 30th straight game at Dick Howser Stadium. Seventeen Seminoles got an at bat in the game, 12 recorded hits and seven had RBIs.

The Seminoles broke out to a six run lead in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back as the team improved to 19-1 in games where either team scores a run in the game's first frame. Michael Hyde (5-0) picked up the victory over Duke (8-21, 1-8) as the Seminole starters improved their record to 24-0 on the season.

"We had some good at bats today," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I think the first inning was their undoing. We got two extra outs and took full advantage of it scoring six runs. That is kind of a big mountain to climb. I am just very pleased with the way we are playing right now."

The Seminole offense had another good day as the team scored 15 or more runs in a game for the fourth time this season and double digit runs in a game for 11th time. The Seminoles are now averaging over nine runs scored per game.

"The offense has been doing this all year no matter who steps on the mound," said Seminole first baseman Dennis Guinn. "We are scoring runs, 1-9 everyone is getting on base and the guys behind them are moving them up and getting RBIs. All year it has been like this."

Guinn's production has been one of the biggest boosts for the offense this year. The sophomore hit another homerun Sunday as he leads the team with eight. He is also the only Seminole with 40 RBIs this season as he knocked in three versus Duke in the finale to raise his total to 41 on the year. He is hitting .388 and has a team-best .757 slugging percentage.

"I am getting more comfortable everyday," said Guinn of his performance. "Last year I didn't play that much and it is kind of tough to get out there and just jump into a game. This year I am getting more comfortable every at bat and every inning. It feels really good."

Guinn wasn't the only star at the plate for the Seminoles Sunday. Danny Diaz returned to the starting line-up behind the plate and tied a career-high with three RBIs. Travis Anderson recorded a career-high three RBIs as well as he hit the first homer of his FSU career. Ryne Malone went yard also as FSU hit three homeruns in a game for the fourth time this season. Last year FSU had three or more homers in a game five times in 73 games.

Hyde got off to a little bit of rocky start early on but bounced back and settled down in picking up the win. The junior pitched five innings gave up six hits and four runs. He walked two batters and fanned four. Four relievers each worked an inning and combined to allow just one run while fanning six and issuing just one walk.

"Michael Hyde struggled a little bit early but I was very pleased with the way he got control of the ballgame," said Martin. "He started throwing his change-up and curveball to location and did a very good job settling down."

Duke opened the game defensively with a two-base error on a deep fly ball hit by Shane Robinson. The All-American, who went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, moved to third on a fly out and Guinn then got the scoreboard working early as he hammered his team-leading eighth homer of the season over the left field wall. The two-run bomb gave Guinn a team high 40 RBIs at that point.

"It was a 2-0 count and I didn't want to try and do too much with it," said Guinn of the homerun. "I tried to make him pay for leaving a pitch up."

Duke starter Jonathan Anderson (1-3) got the second out of the inning before Posey knocked a double the bounced off the bag at second base. Anderson walked Thomas and then another error loaded the bases. Strauss cashed in on the error as he doubled home two more runs putting FSU up 4-0. Danny Diaz then continued to pile the runs on as he plated two more with a single through the left side of the infield.

The Blue Devils looked to answer in the top of the second as Hyde loaded the bases with just one away on two hits and a walk. A base hit got Duke on the board with its first run of the game. Hyde got the next out on a fly ball but he walked the next batter on four straight pitches to make it a 6-2 game.

Posey came through with his second double of the game in the second inning, this one brought home a run as the FSU lead grew to 7-2.

As they have done all weekend, the Blue Devils battled back once again recording back-to-back doubles making it a 7-3 game. A ground out drove in another Duke run making the score 7-4 before Hyde got out of the third.

Diaz delivered another RBI in the bottom of the inning as he singled in Strauss who was running on the pitch from second. Robinson then came up with a double ripped down the left field line plating Diaz as the Seminoles plated their ninth run.

FSU went back on the attack in the fifth as a Robinson hit and steal on top of Duke's third error of the game put runners on the corners. Guinn then drove in another run on a sac fly as the Seminoles scored 10 runs for the 11th time this season. The runs continued to come for FSU as Malone went yard off the circus tent beyond the right field screen plating runs number 11 and 12.

After the Seminole staff held Duke off the scoreboard for three straight innings, the Blue Devils got a run back in the seventh courtesy of a sacrifice fly making it a 12-5 game. A Jimmy Gallagher double put two more runners in scoring position with two away but Brent Marsh closed the door on the potential rally.

Sean Stuyverson led off the seventh with the first base hit of his career and then another first for an FSU player as Anderson went yard for his first FSU homer making the score 15-5 as FSU tied a season high for hits with 17.

Florida State will go after its 31st straight home win this Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. versus North Florida. The Osprey came into the game 15-12 and they lead the A-Sun in conference victories with eight. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  2  2   1  0  1  0  0
  Brady Thomas          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Brent Marsh           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Sauls            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brian Chambers        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Luke Tucker           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                DH        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-DH-LF  3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  2   3  0  0 10  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-1B     2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  1  1   2  1  0  0  4
  Charles Cleveland     3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  2
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  2   1  0  1  1  1
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        2  1  2   0  0  0  0  1
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  2
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Mark Gildea             LF-CF     4  2  2   0  1  0  2  0
Ryan Strauss            RF        3  2  2   2  0  1  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-RF     1  1  1   3  0  0  1  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  1  2   3  0  0  5  1
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
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FSU                              45 15 19  15  3  9 27 13
Opp                              33  5  7   5  3 10 24  3

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Shane Robinson (9), Buster Posey 2 (5), Ryan Strauss (4)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (8), Ryne Malone (6), Travis Anderson (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Travis Anderson (4), Kyle Maxie (2)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (3)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson (17), Dennis Guinn (4), Mark Gildea 2 (3), Ryan Strauss (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde         W (5-0)    5.0  6  4  4  2  4
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Brent Marsh                     1.0  1  1  1  1  0
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  7  5  5  3 10
Opp                  L          8.0 19 15  9  3  9


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FLORIDA STATE 14, NORTH FLORIDA 8
03/28/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The top-ranked FSU baseball team was well aware of what they were going to see from UNF Tuesday night. Although it is just the program's first year in Division I, the Osprey already had a road win at No. 16 LSU and a series sweep of UCF in Orlando. The 2005 Division II National Champion runners-up gave FSU (26-2) all they could handle Tuesday evening but once again clutch pitching out of the bullpen and homeruns from four different players were the difference as the Seminoles downed UNF (15-13) 14-8 to win their 31st straight home game.

"UNF were in the National Championship game last year regardless of what division it is," said first baseman Dennis Guinn. "That's a big accomplishment. (Coach Martin) stressed to us that this was going to be a good team and that they were going to battle. They did."

The Ospreys didn't just battle they recorded the most hits and tied the most runs scored versus FSU this season. Most of the damage was done in the top of the second. After FSU jumped out to a 3-0 lead, North Florida scored six runs to take the largest lead a Seminole opponent has enjoyed since February 26 when Minnesota jumped in front of FSU 3-0 in the second inning.

"It was the same," said Guinn of the attitude in the dugout after the Seminoles fell behind. "We don't like to put pressure on ourselves whether we are down or we're up. We stay the same. In the long run that is going to be big."

"There was a lot of calm," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We knew what we had to do. Our guys had some quality at bats. Danny Diaz's at bat followed by Shane Robinson's homerun was a big lift for us."

Diaz and Robinson got FSU back on top in the bottom of the second. After Diaz drew a walk to start the inning, Robinson and Buster Posey each hit two run bombs and FSU never trailed again. UNF cut the lead to one run at 9-8 before the Seminoles went on to score six unanswered runs.

"With three in the first we tried to take control of the game but in the second inning they come out and score six," said Guinn. "They stayed like that throughout the game. We just kept swinging the bats."

Guinn and the rest of his teammates did keep swinging as they scored runs in seven of their eight at bats. Guinn, Posey, Robinson and Ryan Strauss each hit a homer but once again Guinn led the way. The sophomore hit his ninth HR of the season and is now just one away from equaling the team-leader from the entire 2005 campaign. He also drove in a career high five runs. Robinson, Ryne Malone and Posey each had multiple RBIs as well.

Barret Browning started for the Seminoles and was the victim of a botched double play ball that opened the flood gates for the Ospreys in the second. Travis Burge (1-0) came in to relieve the senior and pitched a career high 3 2/3 innings and struck out a career high five batters. He did not issue a walk in picking up his first victory.

"(UNF) was hitting the ball well so it definitely got my nerves going plus the adrenaline," said Burge. "It was nerve-racking. I didn't expect to throw 3 1/3. I thought I would get an inning to get ready for this weekend. Actually I didn't even know I got the win until I got in the locker room. It feels good to come in and help the team to a victory."

Robinson led off the first by singling to the left side of the infield and then UNF starter Jeremy Papelbon walked Rye to put two on with nobody out. Guinn then came through once again as he doubled in Robinson. It was the ninth double and 42nd RBI of the year for Guinn. Malone drove in the next run on a sac fly and Posey followed with a chopper past short to make it a 3-0 game.

The Osprey answered back in a big way in the top of the second. UNF scored six runs on six hits with the aid of two Seminole errors. All six hits were singles as UNF tied the season high for runs scored in an inning by an FSU opponent.

"It is amazing what happens when you put the ball in play," said Martin. "They did a very good job of that. Barret made outstanding pitches. We made a mistake, gave them an extra out and things just kind of mushroomed on us."

The Osprey's big inning seemed to get the Seminoles attention. Robinson and Posey both hit two-run homers to vault FSU back into the lead at 7-6 in the bottom half of the frame.

"We got a big homerun from Shane Robinson after a very good at bat from Danny Diaz," said Martin. "That really was a tremendous lift. Then we got another homerun in that inning."

FSU went back to the long ball in the fourth after the first scoreless inning of the night. Guinn hammered his ninth homer of the year over the wall in left plating Rye who was hit by a pitch. The two-run shot was the third two-run homer of the game for FSU and upped Guinn's RBI total to 44.

"I didn't think that was going to carry," said Guinn. "It just kept on going. It felt really good."

Homerun fever reached the visitors dugout in the fifth. A double and a homer brought UNF right back as the Osprey cut the FSU lead to 9-8 as Browning surrendered his first homer of the year. After Browning got the first out of the fifth, Burge came in to relive the senior and struck out the next two batters to end the inning.

The homerun barrage continued in the bottom of the fifth. This one was sent off the top of the scoreboard and was a solo shot by Strauss. It was the third homer of the year for the right fielder and the fourth of the evening for FSU. It was the fifth time this season the Seminoles have hit three or more homers in a game.

"I am just glad we are scoring runs with one swing of the bat," said Martin. "It is something we haven't done in a couple of years. We haven't hit a lot of homeruns. It was just tremendous the way we kept going."

Rye opened the sixth by lacing a double down the left field line. Malone then came through with an RBI double high off the screen in right field making it an 11-8 ball game.

Strauss and Gildea opened the bottom of the seventh with back-to-back singles off UNF reliever Josh Papelbon, brother of tonight's starting pitcher for the Osprey. An error loaded the bases and Guinn delivered once again as he drove in two more runs. They were his fourth and fifth RBIs of the night as the sophomore established a new career high for RBIs in a game.

The Seminoles tagged on another run in the eighth on an Osprey miscue. A wild pitch brought the 14th run of the game home.

The top-ranked Seminoles travel to Chapel Hill for a showdown with No. 6 North Carolina this weekend. Saturday's 1:00 p.m. game will be broadcast live on FSN. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  2  2   2  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                DH        3  3  1   0  1  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  2  3   5  0  0  7  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  2   2  0  0  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        5  2  3   3  0  1  1  5
Tony Thomas             2B        5  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
Mark Gildea             LF        4  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
Ryan Strauss            RF        5  2  2   1  0  0  1  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  1  0   0  2  1 12  0
Barret Browning         P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 14 14  13  4  5 27  8
Opp                              41  8 13   8  1 12 24  5

E - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (5), Buster Posey (13), Mark Gildea (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (6), Dennis Guinn (9), Ryne Malone (9)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (3), Dennis Guinn (9), Buster Posey (2), Ryan Strauss (3)
HBP - FSU-Jack Rye (5)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (5)
SB - FSU-Ryan Strauss (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Barret Browning                 4.1 10  8  6  1  4
Travis Burge         W (1-0)    3.2  3  0  0  0  5
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0 13  8  6  1 12
Opp                  L          8.0 14 14 12  4  5


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NORTH CAROLINA 4, FLORIDA STATE 0
03/31/2006, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

CHAPEL HILL, NC - North Carolina ace Andrew Miller is predicted by many to be the top pick in this year's Major League Baseball draft and Friday night versus the top-ranked Seminoles he showed why. The left-handed junior was exceptional as he led UNC (22-5, 6-4) to its first ever shutout of FSU in 72 meetings dating back 50 years 4-0. Florida State (26-3, 8-2) could muster just four hits in seven innings versus Miller as he ended UNC's five-game losing streak to the Seminoles. Bryan Henry suffered his first defeat of the season and the first by a Seminole starter in 2006.

"It was a very good college baseball game," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "It was a packed house and Andrew Miller was certainly the difference in the game. He pitched extremely well. I don't think we hit but one ball to the outfield. You just have to take your hat off to him and move on to tomorrow.

"We definitely now have our backs against the wall. It is going to be a real challenge now to win this series."

Henry lost for the first time since the 2005 Super Regionals in Gainesville as his record dropped to 7-1 on the season. The Seminole ace went seven innings and struck out eight batters. He issued three walks and threw 131 pitches. The four earned runs were the most allowed by the junior since he defeated Maryland March 10. The three walks were his most since he issued four on opening day versus Charleston Southern.

"I was just as impressed with Bryan Henry tonight as I was when he pitched eight innings of no-hit ball against Duke," said Martin. "He fought when he fell behind 4-0. He went out there and held them scoreless for three innings. He just did an outstanding job of keeping us from having to use people in the bullpen. I thought he showed a lot of competitiveness and heart and that is what we had to have."

After falling behind by four runs for the first time this season, the Seminoles had one big opportunity to get back in the game in the eighth as they loaded the bases off reliever Jonathan Hovis but the magic they had in Tallahassee last year was not there Friday night as Hovis shutdown the rally and preserved the shutout.

A base hit, an error and a stolen base put a Carolina runner on third in the bottom of the first but a great play by Mark Gildea laying out for a dipping liner in left ended the threat.

The Heels pitched carefully to Ryne Malone in his first at bat of the game as Miller (6-0) walked the junior on five pitches. A Buster Posey ground out moved Malone into scoring position and then a slow roller to first put Malone at third with two away. FSU was unable to cash in though.

FSU's first base hit of the game came in the third on a bunt hit by Gildea. Danny Diaz sacrificed the runner to second but that was as far as he would get as Miller fanned the next two batters.

Henry issued his second walk of the game in the third, just the first time he has walked multiple batters since February 24. Chad Flack followed with a one-out single putting runners on first and second. A bloop single down the left field line on a 3-2 pitch plated the first run of the game for UNC. Henry hit the next batter to load the bases then a double down the right field line put UNC in front 3-0. Henry recorded the second out on a short fly ball to center and then ended the third on a smash off his leg that he gathered and fired to first in time to get the runner.

Henry got the first two outs of the fourth before Reid Fronk took him over the wall in right field. It was the first homer Henry has allowed in 2006 and it upped the Tar Heel lead to 4-0.

North Carolina recorded back-to-back hits to open the bottom of the fifth putting runners on the corners. A bunt down the third base line looked like it was going to load the bases but Josh Horton got caught off the bag at third and was put out for the first out of the inning. The odd play was key for the Seminoles as the next batter grounded into a double play to end the threat as Posey started the twin killing.

The Seminoles attempted to stage a two-out rally in the seventh. Two infield singles by Tony Thomas, Jr. and Ryan Strauss put a couple runners on but once again they could not break through versus Miller.

In the bottom of the seventh North Carolina tried to add on to its lead as a single and double put runners on second and third. An intentional walk to Jay Cox loaded the bases with two away but Henry ended the inning with his eighth K of the night.

Miller left the game in the eighth and the Seminoles went to work against UNC's top reliever Jonathan Hovis. Pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz was hit by a pitch and Shane Robinson extended his hit streak to 16 games as he doubled into the gap in right putting two runners in scoring position with nobody out. A walk to Jack Rye loaded the bases before Hovis recorded the first out on a pop up to second and then struck out Tar Heel killer Malone for out number two. Hovis ended the inning as he caught Posey looking at strike three for the 11th K of the game by a Heel pitcher, the most strikeouts by FSU this season.

Florida State had one last chance to break up the shutout bid as a lead-off walk to Thomas and a bloop single to right by Strauss put two runners on with nobody out versus Andrew Carigan, the third UNC pitcher of the night. The Heels got their first out on the 12th K of the night and then racked up strikeout number 13 leaving FSU with just one more out but once again FSU was unable to plate the run.

The top-ranked Seminoles continue their showdown with No. 6 North Carolina Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on FSN. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Jack Rye                DH        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  8  1
Ryne Malone             3B        3  0  0   0  1  3  1  2
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  2
Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  1   0  1  1  1  4
Ryan Strauss            RF        4  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
Mark Gildea             LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Danny Diaz              C         1  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Bryan Henry             P                            2  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  0  6   0  3 13 24 10
Opp                              32  4 10   4  3  9 27 11

E - FSU-Bryan Henry (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (10)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (5)
SH - FSU-Danny Diaz (1)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          L (7-1)    7.0 10  4  4  3  8
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0 10  4  4  3  9
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NORTH CAROLINA 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/01/2006, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Seminole fans may have tried to forget March 28, 2004 but you can't blame them if memories of FSU's last trip to Chapel Hill came flooding back Saturday. Two years ago the Seminoles went into the sixth-inning tied 6-6 with UNC before five errors in the bottom of the inning clinched a series victory for the Heels as FSU committed 10 errors on the day. Saturday in Chapel Hill may have been even more heart-breaking. No. 1 FSU had a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth with two outs before a botched grounder and a dropped infield pop opened the door for a UNC victory. Tyler Chambliss suffered the loss in a brilliant performance on the mound as sixth-ranked UNC (23-5, 7-4) clinched the series win over No. 1 FSU (26-4, 8-3) with a walk-off 4-3 victory.

Chambliss was saddled with the loss despite going 8 2/3 and allowing only two earned runs. The junior threw just 108 pitches, struck out four and walked two. He seemed to have his second complete game in ACC play all but wrapped up before the errors were committed. The loss dropped Chambliss to 7-1 on the season as FSU suffered its first back-to-back losses of the year.

Florida State fought back from an early 1-0 deficit to take a 2-1 lead which the team held on to until the bottom of the sixth inning when UNC tied the game. All-American Shane Robinson put FSU right back in front in the seventh with an RBI single. In the ninth Chambliss seemed to zap any hope remaining in Boshamer Stadium as he got the first two batters he faced. Following a hard hit single to third that UNC's Benji Johnson barely beat out, back-to-back errors on plays that would have ended the game gave North Carolina the chance to comeback and steal game two on a bases loaded single.

Despite a dominating performance, Carolina threatened Chambliss early on as Josh Horton laced a one-out double down the left field line. Chad Flack followed with a single to left putting Heels on the corners. Flack swiped second and Horton came home with the first run on a high throw as FSU attempted to catch the runner at second. Another single put runners on the corners again but a double play ball put an end to the first inning.

Ryne Malone led off the second by doubling down the right field line and then moved up a base on a deep fly ball to center field by Buster Posey. UNC starter Robert Woodard (3-1) plunked Tony Thomas, Jr. setting FSU up with runners on the corners and then Mark Gildea tied the game up with a sac fly to center field plating Malone. With two outs and Thomas going on the pitch, Ryan Strauss poked one into left field once again putting runners on first and third. Diaz cashed in as he singled through the left side giving FSU its first lead of the weekend. Florida State looked as if they were going to add to that lead as Robinson smoked a ball that seemed to be headed into the left field corner. Tar Heel third baseman Reid Fronk laid out and snared the ball saving a run and ending the FSU threat.

The Heels opened their half of the second just like FSU as Matt Spencer doubled but his shot was sent down the left field line. Spencer moved to third on a ground out and then Chambliss got out number two on a pop up to Posey. The freshman shortstop then put an end to the potential threat as he scooped up a grounder and fired to first leaving Spencer standing on third.

Thomas opened the fourth by drawing a walk off Woodard. After a strikeout, Fronk came back to haunt FSU again as Strauss laced a ball to third that Fronk went up to snare taking away another Seminole base hit.

FSU got a break to start the fifth inning as Robinson popped a ball up to short right field that was dropped by Matt Spencer putting the speedy center fielder on second with nobody out. Robinson took third on his 18th steal of the season but not before Woodard got two outs. The right-hander then got out of the inning on a liner to second base keeping the score 2-1 in favor of the Seminoles.

For the third time UNC put its lead runner on base as Fronk led off the sixth with a single to left but an attempted sac bunt resulted in Fronk getting forced out at second for the first out of the frame. The Heels got the runner into scoring position though as a four-ball walk, the first of the game for Chambliss put two on. A wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position as UNC threatened to even the game or re-take the lead for the first time since the first inning. A walk to Jay Cox loaded the bases bringing up Tim Federowicz who ended a potential Heel rally hitting into a double play in the first. The catcher came through this time though singling through the left side and evening the game at 2-2. Chambliss fanned his third batter of the day for the second out and then ended the inning as he caught Johnson looking at strike three leaving the bases loaded.

Strauss recorded his second straight multi-hit game as he led-off the top of the seventh with an infield single to short. Diaz sacrificed the runner into scoring position and then Robinson broke the tie driving the run home. The All-American lined a ball just over the glove of UNC shortstop Josh Horton plating Strauss.

Chambliss needed just five pitches to close down the Heels in the eighth and then got a scare to start the ninth as Federowicz sent a shot to the warning track that Robinson caught just in front of the wall for the first out. A ground out to Thomas brought Chambliss one out away from his second complete game of the season but that's when things came apart. Johnson just beat out a ball hit deep to third to keep their hopes alive as the potential winning run came to the plate. The game looked to be over on a soft chopper to short but an error kept UNC in the game with a runner in scoring position. The Heels sent pinch hitter Seth Williams to the plate, a late scratch from the starting line-up due to a minor injury suffered pre-game. Williams popped a ball up just behind the pitcher's mound where three Seminoles converged and collided as the ball fell to the ground. The second-consecutive error should have ended the game but allowed UNC to tie it up as Chambliss' defense ended his chance for the win and the complete game as Luke Tucker came in to try and end the nightmarish ninth inning. That brought up Fronk at the top of the order as the Heels looked to break FSU's hearts. Tucker walked the lead-off batter to load the bases for Horton who flared a single just in front of left-fielder Mark Gildea completing the Heel comeback.

The top-ranked Seminoles conclude their showdown with No. 6 North Carolina Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  0  1   1  0  1  3  0
Jack Rye                DH        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   0  0  1  8  1
Ryne Malone             3B        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  1
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  4
Tony Thomas             2B        2  1  0   0  1  2  3  4
Mark Gildea             LF        3  0  0   1  0  1  3  0
Ryan Strauss            RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  1   1  0  0  4  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            1  3
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3  7   3  2  5 26 13
Opp                              35  4 10   2  3  4 27  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (14), Tony Thomas (3), Danny Diaz (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Ryne Malone (10)
HBP - FSU-Tony Thomas (6)
SH - FSU-Danny Diaz (2)
SF - FSU-Mark Gildea (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (18)
CS - FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss      L (7-1)    8.2  9  4  2  2  4
Luke Tucker                     0.0  1  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             8.2 10  4  2  3  4
Opp                  W          9.0  7  3  3  2  5


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FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH CAROLINA 5
04/02/2006, CHAPEL HILL, NC
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Yesterday the top ranked Seminoles let one get away late in the game versus the sixth-ranked Tar Heels. Sunday FSU made sure history did not repeat itself. In a game that featured four lead changes and three ties, the Seminoles continually answered the bell as the bullpen came through and Tony Thomas, Jr. drove the offense in a 6-5 FSU victory. The win moved FSU to 27-4 with a league-best 9-3 mark. With the loss Carolina fell to 23-6 and 7-5 in the ACC.

"I am very proud," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "This was a real gut check. I was very proud of the way we played. We got key hits, we got outstanding middle relief pitching, it was a game that we really needed. I am very proud that our guys got it done."

After watching a two-run lead disappear in the ninth inning yesterday due to back-to-back two out errors, FSU was tested in a close game once again. The Tar Heels came back from deficits of 4-3 and 5-4 and put the potential tying run in scoring position with one away in the eighth. Senior Matt DiBlasi came in and caught the runner trying to steal third and then turned the game over to Luke Tucker who pitched a perfect ninth.

"Yesterday was a tough loss and everybody was kind of hanging their heads," said DiBlasi. "I told the team after the game that we can either hide in our shell or come out tomorrow and show them that we are the No. 1 team in the nation. Everybody picked each other up today. On the mound, in the field, at the plate if one guy didn't get it done the next guy came up right behind him and did. This is probably the biggest win we've had so far this season."

"Yesterday we came out fighting we just didn't have enough to get it done," said Thomas. "Today we were determined not to let them sweep us. Today wasn't just about hurting our goals for the season but pride as well."

FSU's six runs were twice as many as the team scored in the first two games of the series. Seven different Seminoles came up with hits on Sunday but none was bigger than Thomas. The sophomore, who was involved in one of the ninth inning errors Saturday, drove in three runs on a double and a triple. His first hit was a two run triple that he scored on thanks to an error with FSU trailing 3-1. His double came in the seventh and put FSU up 6-5 as he plated the eventual winning run.

"Twice I came up with runners in scoring position and I was just trying to hit it hard and put the ball in play," said Thomas. "This was the first big road series of the year for us and we had to fight. We showed a lot of character today as a team. They beat us twice but we did not roll over and quit. We are strong and we are not going to let anybody walk all over us. I was glad this was a close game and we proved we could fight and get a win over a quality team like North Carolina."

Barret Browning started the game and went 4 2/3. He turned the ball over to the bullpen as the FSU relievers went 4 1/3 allowing just one run and two hits the rest of the way. Brent Marsh improved to 2-1 as he picked up the win while Tucker locked up the game picking up his sixth save of the season.

"That was an outstanding job by DiBlasi, Tucker and Marsh," said Martin. "I thought Travis (Burge) pitched well. It takes all of us to be successful."

Carolina's jumped on top in the first as Reid Fronk led off the game for the Heels with a single. A failed sac bunt got Browning the first out but a Josh Horton single up the middle put runners on the corners. The first run of the game came home on a ground out making it 1-0 UNC with two away. Browning hit Jay Cox putting runners on first and second and then a walk loaded the bases. Browning got number seven hitter Matt Spencer to fly out to end the top of the first.

Thomas got hit in the helmet in the second and then stole a base to get himself into scoring position with one away. Strauss then came up big as he has done all weekend long singling the run home and evening the game. Danny Diaz drew a two-out walk to put two on but Daniel Bard got out of the jam on a chopper right back to the mound.

The Heels came right back on the Seminoles in the bottom of the second thanks to a two-out rally. Fronk started things with a single and then Chad Flack went yard making it a 3-1 game.

Jack Rye opened the third by drawing a lead-off walk and then Ryne Malone was hit by a pitch with one away. Bard got the second out on a strikeout before both runners moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Thomas then broke the tie as he tripled to the warning track in right center and then came home to score on an errant throw. The two-run triple and error put FSU back in front 4-3.

Both teams failed to score in their next two at bats before UNC threatened in the fifth. A walk and a two-out single put a couple runners on before Browning hit the next batter to load the bases for Tim Federowicz. The Seminoles brought Brian Chambers in to face the DH and the junior reliever plunked Federowicz on a 2-2 pitch to force in the tying run. That brought Burge into the game to try and preserve the tie. Burge came in and got the job done freezing Matt Spencer on a 3-2 breaking ball.

Danny Diaz keyed a two-out rally in the bottom of the sixth versus Heel reliever Matt Danford. The junior doubled into the gap in right center and then Shane Robinson brought him in on a hard hit single to center field making it a 5-4 FSU lead.

UNC tried to tie the game or reclaim the lead for the third time as Benji Johnson got on with a bad hop single to open the bottom of the sixth. Johnson got sacrificed into scoring position for the top of the UNC order. Burge got the next hitter but then gave up an RBI single to Chad Flack as the game once again was all even. Burge walked the next batter to push another Tar Heel base runner into scoring position. That brought Marsh into the game. A double steal put both runners in scoring position with two away and Seth Williams at the plate. Marsh came through and froze Williams on a 2-2 pitch.

Malone doubled to the gap in left with one out in the top of the seventh as Florida State tried to wrestle the lead back for the third time. Thomas came through again with his second extra base hit of the day. This time the second baseman doubled into the gap in right scoring Malone as FSU went back in front 6-5.

A Seminole error on a throw to first allowed Carolina to put the lead runner on base in the bottom of the eighth. A sac bunt moved the runner to second with one away as Marsh gave way to DiBlasi to face the left-handed hitting Fronk. With the count 3-2 on the batter DiBlasi spun and caught Mike Cavasinni taking off for third wiping the potential tying run off the bases. On his next pitch DiBlasi retired the side.

"It was a tough situation but that's my job to come in and get out of that situation," said DiBlasi. "I figured the guy would be stealing after the first 3-2 when he didn't go. I thought there was a good chance he would be on the move. It was an inside move and I got lucky he tried to steal. Then I battled my way through the inning."

Tucker came in and pitched a perfect ninth to wipe away any chance of another miracle comeback victory for the Tar Heels.

Florida State returns home Tuesday, April 4 for their only game of the week at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles welcome in Jacksonville at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  0  1   1  0  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  0  0   0  0  1  6  3
Ryne Malone             3B        4  2  1   0  0  1  2  2
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  2   3  0  0  1  2
Mark Gildea             DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  1  1   0  1  2  8  0
Barret Browning         P                            1  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  1
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  6  8   5  2  7 27 11
Opp                              32  5  8   5  3  8 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (4)
2B - FSU-Ryne Malone (11), Tony Thomas (5), Danny Diaz (6)
3B - FSU-Jack Rye (2), Tony Thomas (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Shane Robinson (2), Ryne Malone (4), Tony Thomas (7)
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (10)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Barret Browning                 4.2  6  4  4  2  3
Brian Chambers                  0.0  0  0  0  0  0
Travis Burge                    1.0  2  1  1  1  2
Brent Marsh          W (2-1)    1.2  0  0  0  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Luke Tucker          Sv(6)      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  5  5  3  8
Opp                  L          9.0  8  6  5  2  7


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FLORIDA STATE 4, JACKSONVILLE 2
04/04/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website seminoles.com

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was good to be back at home for the third-ranked FSU baseball team. The Seminoles (28-4) returned to Mike Martin Field and picked up right where they left off by winning their 32nd consecutive home game. FSU downed Jacksonville (23-10) for the 15th consecutive time and kept a home winning streak alive versus JU that dates back to 1991 and is now at 23 games. Michael Hyde (6-0) pitched 6 1/3 in picking up the win and the Seminole bullpen was stellar once again.

"Jacksonville is a much improved team this year," said FSU Head Coach Martin after the Dolphins held the potent FSU attack to four runs for the second time in two meetings. "They pitched very, very well. They are a very scrappy team. We were very fortunate tonight. We played good baseball. Credit Jacksonville, they pitched us tough."

Despite scoring the same amount of runs as they did in the first meeting, the Seminoles had twice as many hits Tuesday night. Seven different FSU players combined for 10 hits but none was bigger than Ryne Malone's two-run homerun in the fifth. The junior went yard for the seventh time this season and the 26th time in his career.

FSU All-American Shane Robinson had a big game as well. The junior swiped his 19th base of the season and moved into a tie for fifth all-time at FSU with his 87th career steal. He also extended his hitting streak to 19 games, which is the longest by a Seminole in 2006.

"I don't really think about it," said Robinson of the hitting streak. "I am just going out there trying to do what I do everyday. I am kind of disappointed with the way I am playing recently. There are some little things I need to work on but the rest of the team is picking it up."

Hyde had one of his strongest outings of the year for FSU on the hill as he set a season-high for innings pitched and tied a season high for strikeouts. The junior threw 107 pitches and struck out four batters. He issued four walks and both runs he allowed came in the sixth inning.

"I thought Michael Hyde had his best outing of the year," said Martin. "Jacksonville is hitting .325 as a team. They are strong offensively. There were a couple of guys out of their line-up but Michael Hyde pitched very well."

"I just tried to come out and pitch the best I can with as much confidence as I can," said Hyde of his performance. "I wanted to just give my team a chance to win. I worked on a few things since my last start. Some little things. Most of all it is a mental thing. Just getting the confidence. I felt really good tonight."

Three FSU relievers came in and closed the door on the Dolphins. Freshman Travis Burge relieved Hyde with two runners on and just one out. The Port St. Joe, FL native fanned both batters to end the threat. Brent Marsh and Luke Tucker followed by not allowing a base runner in the eighth or ninth and combing to K four JU hitters. Tucker struck out the side in the ninth to pick up his seventh save of the year.

"That young man is very composed," said Martin of Burge. "He gets out there and enjoys competing. I was very pleased with the way he pitched.

"Any successful team has to have a strong bullpen and our bullpen pitched great tonight. Travis Burge, Brent Marsh and Luke Tucker all did a nice job."

Robinson opened the game by reaching base in his first at bat for the 17th time this season and for the 16th time in those 17 games FSU went on to record the victory. After a walk to Jack Rye, both runners moved into scoring position on a double steal. Buster Posey then put FSU in front on a ground out to third scoring Robinson.

JU starter Tim Brown (2-1) got into two-out trouble in the third as Posey doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch. After a walk to Malone, Posey came in on a delayed double steal making it a 2-0 game.

New Dolphin pitcher Garrett Dunlap got into a jam in the fourth. He walked new DH Travis Anderson on four pitches and then gave up a bloop single to shallow center field to Ryan Strauss. After Dunlap got the first out, Danny Diaz looked like he was going to add to the Seminole lead by lacing a ball down the left field line. JU's Daniel Murphy snared the liner at third and doubled up Anderson to end the threat.

Hyde got into his first jam of the night in the bottom of the fourth. He gave up just his third hit of the night and followed the base knock with his second walk. The junior got out of the inning though with his fourth K, tying a season high.

Rye started the fifth with a double versus JU's third pitcher of the game. Just when it looked like the Seminoles would strand the sophomore Malone stepped up and blasted a two-out homer over the fence in right. It as the seventh homerun of the year for Malone and made it a 4-0 game.

The Dolphins put together a threat in the sixth as back-to-back base hits put two on with nobody away. JU then ended the shutout bid as back-to-back ground outs scored runs cutting the Florida State lead in half.

In the seventh the Dolphins put two more runners on base as Burge came into the game to try and keep FSU in front. The freshman did just that as he fanned the next two hitters to retire the side.

Florida State tried to put together a two-out rally in the seventh as Posey recorded his second double of the game and Malone walked. An infield single by Thomas loaded the bases but new pitcher Justin Young put out the fire fanning the next batter leaving the bases full of Seminoles.

Florida State is back on the road this weekend as they open a three-game ACC with Boston College. It will be the first ever meetings between the programs. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  3
Ryne Malone             3B        2  1  1   2  2  0  2  1
Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  3
Mark Gildea             DH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-DH     2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  2   0  0  1  1  0
Ryan McArdle            1B        4  0  2   0  0  2  9  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  0   0  0  2 12  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4 10   3  4  9 27  7
Opp                              32  2  5   2  4 10 24 11

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Jack Rye (7), Buster Posey 2 (7)
HR - FSU-Ryne Malone (7)
HBP - FSU-Tony Thomas (8)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (19), Jack Rye (2), Buster Posey (6), Ryne Malone (6), Tony Thomas (11)
CS - FSU-Shane Robinson (2), Ryan Strauss (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (6-0)    6.1  5  2  2  4  4
Travis Burge                    0.2  0  0  0  0  2
Brent Marsh                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Luke Tucker          Sv(7)      1.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  2  2  4 10
Opp                  L          8.0 10  4  3  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 7, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
04/07/2006, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - The third-ranked Seminoles first ever game in Chestnut Hill was a cold and rainy affair. What started out as a beautiful day in Boston turned increasingly wet and chilly but the weather didn't get in the way of FSU's offense or pitching. Florida State (29-4, 10-3) pounded out 11 hits and was led by another strong Bryan Henry pitching performance as the Seminoles downed Boston College (16-13, 4-9) 7-1 in the first meeting between the schools.

Henry (8-1) was in control the whole afternoon. The junior pitched seven innings of shutout ball and threw just 102 pitches. He gave up only four hits and struck out five while issuing just two walks.

"This was another outstanding performance by Bryan Henry," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "This was not the greatest day to play baseball but I was pleased with the way we got after it. I was very pleased with the way we approached the game. These are very important games for us."

"It was fun," said Henry. "The weather was definitely an element we had to deal with. There is nothing you can do about that. You just play the cards you are dealt. BC did a good job of putting the ball in play. The defense was very good behind me."

This was the first start for Henry since losing at North Carolina last week. That defeat broke a streak of 13 consecutive regular season victories for the Seminole ace and a run of eight straight ACC wins. The Tallahassee native once again came back strong and is now 3-0 with 15 K's in his three starts following a loss since moving into the starting rotation last season.

"Without a doubt it felt good to get back up on the horse," said Henry. "You can't control what happened in the past. (UNC's) Andrew Miller pitched great. It felt good to go out there and get a win again."

Six Seminoles combined to pound out 11 hits, 10 of which were singles. It was FSU's 25th game of the year with double digit hits and once again it was a big inning that propelled the Seminoles to victory. Florida State's six-run fifth inning was the difference in the game.

"We got the job done," said Martin. "We had some very good at bats. We had six walks. We did what it took. Of course the big inning was what we were looking for and was a result of good at bats."

Buster Posey and Shane Robinson both had multi-hit games as Robinson extended his hit streak to 20. He now has the two longest hit streaks by an FSU player since Chris Smith put together a 25-game streak in 2000. Each Seminole hitter from the third through seven spots in the order recorded an RBI. Two players who got opportunities due to injury filled in and played very well. Ryan McArdle started his second consecutive game at first base for Dennis Guinn and went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Travis Anderson, getting a shot at DH with Josh Spivey experiencing back spasms and McArdle playing first, went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk.

"With Dennis being ill it is enabling guys to get opportunities and one of those players in Travis Anderson," said Martin. "He certainly put himself in a favorable light today with the way he played."

Tony Thomas, Jr. recorded the first hit of the game versus BC starter Nate Jeanes (1-3) but for the second time in two innings the runner was erased. In the first inning the Eagles caught Robinson trying to advance on a wild pitch. Then Thomas got picked off when Jeanes threw over to first as Thomas broke to second trying to steal.

Danny Diaz drew a one-out walk in the third, the third of the game for FSU. Robinson stepped up with a base knock. The single was misplayed allowing Robinson to move up to second and Diaz to third. A wild pitch brought Diaz in with the first run of the game. Jack Rye was hit by a pitch to put runners on the corners but Jeanes came back and ended the threat by fanning his fifth and sixth batters of the game.

The Eagles recorded their first hit of the game on a Jett Ruiz double in the third. A one out walk by Henry put two on for BC. A hard hit ball to center was tracked down by Robinson for the second out and then Henry ended the threat on a grounder to third.

Diaz started a big fifth inning off by singling sharply through the left side. Robinson followed with a shot up the middle and he moved to second as BC threw down trying to get Diaz at third base. With two runners in scoring position and nobody out Rye drew a walk to load the bases as FSU threatened to break the game open. Posey singled just over the bag at third making it a 2-0 game with the bases still juiced and BC looking for the first out. A walk to Ryne Malone drove in another run and ended Jeanes day on the hill. New pitcher Michael Wanamaker got Thomas although the sophomore got a run in on the sac fly. Both runners moved up on the play as the Seminoles kept two in scoring position. FSU added to the lead on an Anderson single but the DH was thrown out trying to stretch the single into a double. Malone was unable to come home as he collided with the shortstop as he took off on the hit. Malone did make it home on the next at bat though as McArdle singled through the left side as the fifth run of the inning and sixth of the game came around to score. Diaz came up for the second time in the inning and got another run home. The catcher grounded to short and the ball took a hop up into the shoulder of the BC shortstop who could not handle it allowing the seventh run of the game to come home.

Henry and the FSU defense put out a couple of minor fires in the sixth and seventh. The junior hurler then gave way to Jimmy Marshall in the eighth. The freshman pitched well but could not hang on to the shutout when a two-out miscue in the ninth opened the door for an RBI triple, the first allowed by a Florida State pitcher in 2006.

Florida State continues its three-game ACC series with Boston College Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  2   0  1  2  1  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  0   0  1  2  3  0
Buster Posey            SS        5  1  2   1  0  2  1  1
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  0   1  1  3  3  2
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   1  0  3  1  3
Travis Anderson         DH        4  0  3   1  1  0  0  0
Ryan McArdle            1B        5  1  2   1  0  1  7  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  2  1   0  1  1  7  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  2
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  7 11   5  6 14 27  9
Opp                              31  1  6   1  2  7 27  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (15)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (8)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (6)
SF - FSU-Tony Thomas (3)
SB - FSU-Jack Rye (3)
CS - FSU-Tony Thomas (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (8-1)    7.0  4  0  0  2  5
Jimmy Marshall                  2.0  2  1  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  1  0  2  7
Opp                  L          9.0 11  7  5  6 14


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FLORIDA STATE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 2
04/08/2006, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - It wasn't easy for No. 3 FSU Saturday versus BC as the temperatures dipped into the low 40's but the Seminoles got the job done and secured the series victory over Boston College thanks to a 4-2 victory. Jack Rye and Buster Posey hit back-to-back homers and FSU turned double plays with the bases loaded in the seventh and eighth to hold on for the win. Tyler Chambliss (8-1) picked up the victory and Luke Tucker notched his eighth save as FSU improved to 30-4 and 11-3 in the ACC.

After recording 11 hits Friday, 10 of which were singles, FSU was only able to record four Saturday but made the most of each one. All four of the Seminoles' hits went for extra bases including the two homeruns. BC had nine hits in the game but was only able to plate two while stranding seven runners. The Eagles had the bases loaded with one away twice late in the game but the FSU defense stepped up turning double plays each time.

"We were very fortunate to win this ballgame," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "When the other club doubles you in hits, we strikeout more than they do and we walk more people than they do, you have to feel very fortunate to win. That is why baseball is the greatest game in the world.

"Tyler Chambliss pitched very well. The biggest plays of the game were the two double plays. I was very pleased that Brent Marsh came in and got it done for us in a tough situation and Luke Tucker came in and closed it up."

The two twin killings were the biggest plays of the day for an FSU team that struggled to put base runners on versus four different BC hurlers. Diaz's double play was unassisted on an attempted suicide squeeze in the seventh and Marsh needed just two pitches to get FSU out of the eighth on the Seminoles third double play of the game.

"That's what we have to be able to do to arrive at our goals," said Martin of the double plays in the seventh and eighth. "We did whatever it took to get the win. I was very pleased with the poise we showed."

The four FSU hits were each recorded by a different Seminole as Rye and Posey homered and Shane Robinson and Tony Thomas, Jr. each doubled. Posey was the offensive star though as he recorded his ninth multi-RBI game of the season, second-most on the team, and his solo homer in the sixth turned out to be the game-winner.

"After my first at bat I was a little frustrated and told myself I was going to keep it simple the rest of the game," said Posey. "I just tried to stay short through the ball and was able to help the team out."

Florida State struggled to generate offense most of the day and didn't put its first man on until the third when Ryan McArdle drew a lead-off walk from BC starter Dan Houston (2-3). The Eagles were able to get McArdle trying to swipe second and then Houston ended the inning with his fifth K of the day.

The first hit of the game came in the fourth inning as Robinson led off with his 11th double of the season upping his hit streak to 21 games. Robinson moved to third on a Rye sac bunt that was mishandled allowing Rye to reach first. Posey than sacrificed Robinson home on a fly ball to right.

Chambliss, who gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings of work, issued his first walk of the game with one out in the fourth. Diaz erased him off the bases though as he threw out his second attempted base stealer of the game. The play was a big one as the next BC hitter got the first Eagle hit of the day. The runner moved into scoring position on a balk but Chambliss shut down the threat on his fourth K of the day.

The Seminoles doubled their lead in the sixth thanks to the long ball. Rye sent a two-out shot over the wall in right field and was followed by Buster Posey who went yard as well to right center. They were the 40th and 41st homers of the year for FSU and the first time Seminoles had gone yard in consecutive at bats since March 17 versus Virginia Tech. They were the first homers allowed this season by Houston.

"That at bat I had two good pitches," said Posey. "The first I missed and then he just made another mistake. I was able to stay through it that time."

BC answered back in the bottom half of the sixth. After Chambliss fanned the first two batters, a hit by pitch and a single put a couple runners on. Both players moved into scoring position on a wild pitch and then they both scored on a single to right making it a 3-2 game.

Thomas led off the seventh with a double down the left field line as FSU looked to pad its lead. Travis Anderson sacrificed Thomas to third but Houston got the second out on a foul pop and then fanned his seventh of the game to silence the Seminole threat and spark the BC dugout as the Eagles looked to try and stage the comeback.

Boston College got the leadoff batter on in the seventh due to a walk, just the second of the game by Chambliss. A sac bunt moved the runner up and then an infield single put runners on first and second. BC then loaded the bases as Chambliss caught the next batter on the foot. Diaz then came through with a huge play on the attempted suicide squeeze. The batter fouled the bunt behind home plate. Diaz juggled the ball on the tough play but held on and then tagged the runner who broke to home on contact ending the inning on an unassisted double play.

"The guy turned around to squeeze bunt and luckily I caught the ball but I kicked it out of my own glove," said Diaz of the unassisted double play. "I got it with my bare hand and don't know why the guy was still standing at home plate but there he was. I was able to make the play."

"It has been a long time since I have seen a catcher do what he did," said Martin. "The runner was literally across the plate. Why he was across the plate with the ball in foul territory I will never know but that's just one of those weird plays that happens. We were fortunate Danny caught the ball and doubled them up."

Robinson opened the eighth with a drive to right that was misplayed as he ended up with a two-base error. It was a big miscue as Robinson ended up swiping third and coming home with the fourth run of the game on an errant throw down to third.

The Eagles threatened the Seminole lead once again in the eighth. After getting the first batter to fly out, a bunt back to the mound gave BC a base runner and then the Eagles seventh hit of the game put two on. That ended Chambliss' day and brought Matt DiBlasi into the game to face left-handed hitting Dave Preziosi. The clean-up hitter bunted down the left field line and DiBlasi had no play as BC loaded the bases. That brought Marsh in to the game as the senior tried to hold on to FSU's two-run lead. It took the senior just two pitches to end the threat as he got BC to hit into its third double play to end the eighth.

"It was cold and it took a while to get warmed up," said Marsh. "I knew this defense has been solid all season so I figured just get a ground ball and let my defense work for me. That is what happened."

Boston College got a one out hit off closer Tucker in the ninth. A ground out moved the runner to second but the junior fanned the final batter of the game to secure the FSU win.

Florida State will conclude its three-game ACC series with Boston College (16-14-1, 4-11) Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  2  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  1  1   2  0  1  2  2
Ryne Malone             3B-1B     4  0  0   0  0  2  4  2
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  5  3
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ryan McArdle            1B        1  0  0   0  2  0  5  1
  Charles Cleveland     3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  0  1  8  4
Tyler Chambliss         P                            1  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  4  4   3  2  9 27 12
Opp                              30  2  9   2  3  7 27  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-Ryan McArdle (3)
2B - FSU-Shane Robinson (11), Tony Thomas (6)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (8), Buster Posey (3)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (4), Travis Anderson (1)
SF - FSU-Buster Posey (1)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson (20)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Ryan McArdle (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss      W (8-1)    7.1  7  2  2  3  6
Matt DiBlasi                    0.0  1  0  0  0  0
Brent Marsh                     0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Luke Tucker          Sv(8)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  3  7
Opp                  L          9.0  4  4  3  2  9


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Attendance: 261

FLORIDA STATE 7, BOSTON COLLEGE 5
04/09/2006, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - The long ball once again came into play for FSU and it couldn't have come at a better time. Powered by the first career grand slam of Tony Thomas, Jr.'s career and a solo homerun by Ryne Malone, third-ranked FSU completed its sweep of Boston College (16-15-1, 4-11) with a 7-5 win Sunday. The Eagles out hit FSU 14-7 but it was the two Seminole homers that provided the difference in the game. The win improved FSU to 31-4 with an ACC best 12-3 record as the Seminoles swept their third ACC series of the year.

"This was quite an accomplishment," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "To come up here, play in these conditions and win three ballgames the credit goes to these outstanding young men. This was one of the tougher weekends I can remember from Friday through Sunday."

Thomas carried the big stick on the day for the Seminoles. Despite going just 1-for-3, his grand slam staked FSU to an early 5-1 lead and then his bases loaded walk drove in his fifth run of the game, tying the most driven in by any FSU player in 2006. The five RBIs upped Thomas' total to 34 on the year, five more than he had in the entire 2005 season as a freshman.

"I definitely feel good," said Thomas when asked about his offensive performance. "Anytime I see someone on base it is my job to get them in any way I can. Just putting the ball in play is helping me and helping the team get some runs across the plate."

Barret Browning (6-0) picked up the win going five innings and allowing two runs. He struck out three batters and walked just one. Brian Chambers had a big outing for FSU throwing 2 2/3 innings of shut out ball setting up Brent Marsh for the first save of his Seminole career.

"I thought Barret Browning pitched very well," said Martin. "His pitch count was up and we wanted to get some guys some work. I was very pleased with the way Chambers and Marsh pitched. Chambers shut BC's momentum down and Brent did a good job of closing it up."

Browning got off to a bit of a rough start in the first. An infield single and walk put a couple Eagles on base. A sac bunt moved both runners into scoring position and then BC broke on top on a grounder to third that ended up being a double play when the runner on second tried to move up a base after the run already had crossed the plate.

Shane Robinson had a huge impact on the five-run, fourth inning. He started things off by upping his hit streak to 22 games as he led off with a sharply hit single up the middle. Jack Rye then worked out a walk versus BC ace Terry Doyle (2-3) after falling behind 0-2 putting a couple runners on base. Doyle, who continually threw over to first trying to keep Robinson from stealing, seemed to lose focus on Rye as the FSU All-American kept him occupied. A bunt base hit on an attempted sacrifice loaded the bases up and then FSU tied the game on a fielder's choice with an error on the throw as the Eagles tried to force Robinson out at the plate. Thomas then came up and cleared the bases with the first grand slam of his career making it a 5-1 FSU lead. The homer over the fence in left field was the fourth HR of the year for Thomas, the tenth of his career and the third grand slam for FSU in 2006.

"It was nice to hit a grand slam," said Thomas. "I was just looking for a pitch to drive. He left it up in the zone and I just happened to get the barrel on the ball and finish up my swing all the way."

"I think today you saw the side of Shane Robinson that was a pure indicator of why he was selected the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year last season," said Martin. "He is totally disruptive to the other club. When he got on first base it led to the big inning. Their guy threw over eight times and then walked Jack. We ended up getting five runs after that. Robinson was the key to the inning and the rally but don't take anything away from Tony's grand slam either."

The Eagles put a couple runners on in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a one out error and a base hit. Another single loaded the bases before Browning got out number two with his third K of the day. Then a pop up ended the inning as BC failed to plate a run with one out and the bases loaded for the third time in the last seven innings dating back to yesterday's game.

BC was able to cut the lead in the fifth as a single, stolen base and errant throw put a runner at third. He then came home on a groundout as BC moved to within three runs at 5-2.

FSU got the run right back in the sixth with one swing of the at bat. Ryne Malone hit a one-out homer over the fence in right center making it a 6-2 game with the 43rd homer of the year for the Seminoles. That is 27 ahead of the total FSU had last year through the same number of games.

New pitcher Travis Burge found himself in a little trouble in the bottom of the sixth after an infield single and a double put two runners in scoring position with nobody out. Then the third straight hit of the inning put BC right back into the game scoring two runs making it 6-4. After a pop up to Burge, a ground rule double put two more Eagles in scoring position. That brought Chambers into the game and another BC hit, this one an infield single, made it 6-5 with runners on the corners. Another double play killed the Boston College rally though as a fly ball to center was chased down by Robinson who fired home to get the runner trying to tag up and ending the sixth.

A bloop shot down the left field line that was misplayed by BC gave FSU a runner in scoring position on a two-out, two-base error. After an intentional walk to Buster Posey, Eagle pitcher Matt Meyer walked Malone to load the bases for Thomas once again. The sophomore didn't go yard this time but did draw the third straight FSU walk making it a 7-5 game as Thomas drove in his fifth run of the day.

As they have done all day and all weekend, Boston College continued to fight back and led off the bottom of the seventh with a double bringing the potential tying run to the plate. The runner moved to third on a ground out but didn't test Robinson's arm this time on a shallow fly ball to the All-American. Chambers then froze the batter to end the seventh and leave the runner standing on third base.

A two out single and stolen base put a BC runner in scoring position as the Eagles were down to their final four outs but a weak grounder to second base ended the inning as BC stranded its ninth runner of the game but set a new season high by getting 14 hits versus the FSU pitching staff.

Marsh then came in to try and pick up his first save as an FSU pitcher. The senior transfer from South Carolina needed just six pitches to set the Eagles down in order and secure the FSU win.

"With the weather the way it was, it is great to go out there and only have to throw six pitches," said Marsh. "I only threw a couple in the game yesterday and just like that game the defense was great behind me. I just tried to get some ground balls because I knew they would make the outs."

Florida State is on the road for one more game before beginning an 11-game home stand. The Seminoles travel to Jacksonville Wednesday April 12 for a 6:00 p.m. game with the Dolphins. It is the third of the four meetings between the schools. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        5  1  1   0  0  0  2  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  2   0  1  0  2  2
Ryne Malone             3B-1B     4  2  1   1  1  1 10  3
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  1   5  1  0  0  4
Mark Gildea             DH        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan McArdle            1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  6  1
  Charles Cleveland     3B        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  3
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  0   0  0  2  5  1
Barret Browning         P                            0  2
  Travis Burge          P                            1  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  7  7   6  5  8 27 17
Opp                              39  5 14   4  1  4 27  9

E - Opp-4, FSU-Buster Posey (16), Danny Diaz (4)
2B - Opp-3
HR - FSU-Ryne Malone (8), Tony Thomas (4)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Mark Gildea (4), Charles Cleveland (2)
CS - FSU-Jack Rye (3), Tony Thomas (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Barret Browning      W (6-0)    5.0  7  2  2  1  3
Travis Burge                    0.1  4  3  3  0  0
Brian Chambers                  2.2  3  0  0  0  1
Brent Marsh          Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 14  5  5  1  4
Opp                  L          9.0  7  7  5  5  8


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Attendance: 389

FLORIDA STATE 10, JACKSONVILLE 1
04/12/2006, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The second-ranked FSU baseball team continued its win streak versus Jacksonville Wednesday night. The Seminoles downed JU 10-1 Wednesday night notching their 16th straight victory in the series. FSU (32-4) capitalized on four JU errors by scoring four unearned runs and Michael Hyde improved to 7-0 with a strong six inning performance. Florida State had double digit hits for the second straight time versus the Dolphins and scored more runs than they did in the first two meetings combined.

"We got fortunate early," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin of the JU miscues. "We pounded some balls into the ground and got base hits out of them. We got some quality at bats and I was just very pleased with the way we played tonight."

"The best thing in the world for a pitcher is to pitch with the lead and I have been fortunate enough this year to pitch in front of a great offense," said Hyde when asked about FSU getting out to a 5-0 lead after two innings. "You know these guys are going to get runs for you. In the top of the first inning we came out and got some runs and that is great support for me."

Hyde won his third straight game as he had an impressive outing. The junior allowed just six hits and struck out five Dolphin batters. He issued just two walks and threw 94 pitches. Brian Chambers, Jimmy Marshall and Matt DiBlasi each pitched in relief and neither gave up a run.

"I was able to get ahead with my fastball early," said Hyde of his performance. "That was one thing I worked on before the last time I faced this team. I just knew I had to do better tonight because they would be better tonight. I feel really confident in my pitching right now. It is coming along. I struggled for a little while but I am getting back on top of things and feel better."

"Michael Hyde did a good job as did the bullpen," said Martin. "Michael has been battling for the third spot in the rotation all year and he has pitched very well his last two outings versus JU."

Offensively Jack Rye and Shane Robinson had multi-hit games as Robinson extended his hit streak to 23 games. Robinson recorded his first three hit game since March 4 as he went 3-for-6 on the night. FSU's 1-4 hitters recorded all seven RBIs. Robinson, Buster Posey and Ryne Malone each drove in two runs and Jack Rye drove in another. It was the 10th multi-RBI game of the season for Posey, tied for the second-most on the team. All 11 of FSU's hits in the game were singles marking the second time in the last four games FSU has singled 10 or more times in a game.

It didn't take long for Robinson to extend his hit streak to 23-games as he singled the first pitch of the game off JU starter Donald Brickle (0-2). Rye then sent the second pitch of the game to the right side for a base hit. The single moved Robinson to third and Rye moved to second as the Dolphins tried to throw out Robinson on the play. Brickle got the first out on a grounder to third but Ryne Malone cashed in on a 0-2 pitch that he lined into right field plating both runners as FSU jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

JU tried to answer in the bottom of the first off of Michael Hyde (7-0). A one-out single and a stolen base put a runner in scoring position but the Dolphins were unable to plate the run.

Charles Cleveland chopped a one-out single up the middle to start the second and then moved up a base on a balk. Danny Diaz drew a walk to bring the top of the FSU back up to the plate. An error on the next play loaded the bases up. Brickle lost Rye on a 3-1 pitch to force in a run as the lead grew to 3-0. Posey then chopped a ball down to third that went right past the third baseman allowing two more runs to score on the second error of the frame. With two runners in scoring position Tony Thomas, Jr. looked like he was going to increase the lead as he ripped a ball to third base. Daniel Murphy climbed the ladder and snagged the liner saving to more runs and ending the top half of the second.

Jacksonville got on the board in the second as they were aided by the first FSU error of the game. After a single, Hyde threw away a ball to first that allowed the JU runner to make it all the way to third. The run then came in on a ground out making it a 5-1 ball game.

Diaz drew his second walk to lead off the fourth. After Brickle got the next two hitters, JU picked Diaz off but the throw to second base sailed into the outfield allowing Diaz to reach safely. FSU made JU pay for the mistake once again as Posey singled the run in for the sixth run, four of which were been unearned.

Diaz got on base for the third straight time as he singled to start the sixth. Robinson followed with a base knock to put runners on first and second with nobody away. Justin Young, the second JU pitcher of the night, got the first out on a K. A ground ball accounted for the second out and with runners on the corners a walk to Malone loaded the bases once again. New JU hurler Aaron Parvey ended the threat on a fly out to right.

Hyde opened the bottom of the seventh by giving up back-to-back base hits as he neared 100 pitches on the night. That brought Brian Chambers into the game to try and protect the FSU lead. Chambers got the first hitter he faced to ground into a double play, the second for FSU in the game. Then a fly ball out ended the frame with no damage done.

The Seminoles tacked on two more runs in the ninth as they loaded the bases with just one away. Robinson cashed in with a two-run single to make it a 9-1 game. Posey sacrificed the 10th run home.

Florida State opens a huge series with 14th-ranked Miami (24-12, 9-6) at home Friday night. The series will be a battle between the two teams sitting atop the ACC's Atlantic and Coastal Divisions. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Saturday the teams will square of at 7:00 p.m. on FSN Florida and Sunday's finale will be broadcast by SUN Sports and is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        6  2  3   2  0  1  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   1  2  1  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        5  0  1   2  0  0  0  3
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryne Malone             1B        4  0  1   2  1  0  6  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  1   0  1  0  2  3
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Travis Anderson         DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-DH     3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  1  1   0  1  0  4  0
Charles Cleveland       3B        3  2  1   0  2  0  3  2
Danny Diaz              C         2  2  1   0  2  1  7  1
  Mark Gildea           PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 10 11   7  9  3 27  9
Opp                              31  1  7   1  2  8 27 11

E - Opp-4, FSU-Michael Hyde (1)
HBP - FSU-Ryne Malone (5), Danny Diaz (2)
SF - FSU-Buster Posey (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (12), Ryan Strauss (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (7-0)    6.0  6  1  0  2  5
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  1  0  2  8
Opp                  L          9.0 11 10  6  9  3


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Attendance: 2,133

MIAMI 7, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/14/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - One pitch was the difference Friday night in the opening game of the ACC series between No. 2 Florida State and No. 14 Miami. With the Seminoles leading 2-1 in the top of the fifth, a grand slam with two outs and two strikes was the difference as Danny Valencia hit his third homerun of the year in leading UM to a 7-3 victory. The loss snapped FSU's school record 32-game home winning streak dating back to May 1, 2005. The Seminoles dropped to 32-5 and 12-4 in the ACC with the loss as a Dick Howser Stadium record 6696 fans were in attendance. The Hurricanes improved to 25-12 and kept pace with UNC for the top spot in the Coastal Division at 10-6. Miami continued its recent success versus Florida State as the Hurricanes have now won seven of the last nine meetings between the teams.

After taking an early 1-0 lead, FSU came back to get two runs in the bottom of the fourth to go in front. That's when Valencia struck. After starter Bryan Henry (8-2) issued an intentional walk to Jon Jay to load the bases, he recorded the second out on a pop fly but his 3-2 offering to Valencia was sent off the scoreboard in left field putting UM back on top 5-3.

"It was a good job of hitting on his part," said Henry of Valencia's grand slam. "It was a full count, two outs. It's the most exciting play in baseball. He turned a pitch around that was up in the zone. It is disappointing and frustrating. After my team came back to take the lead, I am just frustrated."

Florida State loaded the bases with two outs in both the eighth and ninth innings but could not come through with the big hit. Four Hurricane pitchers limited Florida State to nine hits as Carlos Guiterrez (8-3) picked up the win. Dennis Guinn led the way in his first game back after mononucleosis going 3-for-5. Shane Robinson got a hit to up his hit streak to 24 games while Buster Posey and Ryan Strauss each had multi-hit nights.

"We kept fighting," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "Give Miami credit. They made pitches when they needed to. They got the job done. I will just say this about our club, I am very proud of the way they kept scrapping. We just came up short."

Henry allowed five runs on the night, his most of the season but only one was earned as the grand slam came in an inning where an infield error extended the Canes time at the plate. He struck out four batters but for the first time in his career he walked more than one batter in three straight games as he issued three free passes, one was intentional.

"Bryan pitched his heart out," said Martin. "It is just one of those things. You just have to give Miami credit."

"I was just trying to let my defense work tonight," said Henry of his outing. "They are a scrappy team. They did a good job of putting the ball in play. Once I started hitting my spots I got a few ground balls and some quick outs. They did a great job though."

Henry got off to a little bit of a rocky start. In the top of the first a leadoff single and a walk put a couple of Canes on with just one away. A base hit brought the first run of the game home.

The Seminoles started the bottom of the fourth with their first hit of the game, a Jack Rye single to center. An infield chopper put two on for FSU and then a groundout moved both runners into scoring position. Tony Thomas, Jr. then tied the game on a sac fly plating Rye. Guinn then knocked in another run on a hit that got through the middle of the infield making the score 2-1. It was the 47th RBI of the season for the sophomore.

Miami looked to answer back as an error and a double put two on with one away in the fifth. An intentional walk to Jay loaded the bases and then a pop out got Henry his second out of the frame. The junior got one strike away from getting out of the jam before Valencia sent a 3-2 pitch over the left field wall for a grand slam.

"When I threw the pitch I figured it was so far up in the zone I thought he would take it," said Henry. "I was mad at myself for walking in a run but he put it over the scoreboard. It was a game-changing moment for sure."

After a 20 minute delay in the top of the seventh due to a question of player eligibility, new FSU pitcher Travis Burge gave up a single on his first pitch and then a bunt base hit to put two runners on. A double play got FSU its first two outs of the frame but moved the runner up to third. That brought Brian Chambers into the game and he fanned the final batter to end the top of the inning.

Robinson recorded a two-out hit in the seventh off reliever Danny Gil. The junior swiped second and then Rye was walked. Posey closed the gap as he came through with a two out RBI double off the fence in right cutting the UM lead to 5-3.

Miami answered back as the Canes put a runner back in scoring position in the eighth with an infield single and a sac bunt. A double off the screen in right field put UM back in front by three runs. Another base hit put runners on the corners with just one away. Miami plated their seventh run on a fielder's choice where the runner at first had to hold up on a ball to right and then was forced out at second. Matt DiBlasi then picked off the runner at first to end the top of the eighth.

Florida State worked the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the frame with the top of the order coming to the plate as the Seminoles looked to try and stage a comeback. UM reliever Chris Perez shut the door on the rally though as a fly ball to center field ended the eighth.

A couple of walks surrounded a fly out to put two Seminoles on board in the bottom of the ninth. A Guinn single loaded the bases for the second straight inning versus Perez with two away but FSU once again could not cash in.

The FSU/Miami series resumes Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are sold out for Saturday's game but there are still seats available for Sunday. Steve Melewski will bring fans the call live on 1270 WFLA AM in Tallahassee. Saturday's game will be carried live on FSN Florida and Sunday's finale will be shown live on SUN Sports. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  1  1   0  0  1  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   0  2  1  2  1
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  2   1  1  2  4  4
Ryne Malone             1B-3B     3  0  0   0  2  1  6  2
Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  0   1  1  2  3  2
Dennis Guinn            DH        5  0  3   1  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        5  0  2   0  0  0  1  1
Charles Cleveland       3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
  Josh Spivey           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  0  2  5  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            1  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  3  9   3  8 11 27 14
Opp                              34  7 12   7  4  5 27  7

E - FSU-Tony Thomas (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (9)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (6)
SH - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Tony Thomas (4)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (21)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          L (8-2)    6.0  6  5  1  3  4
Travis Burge                    0.2  2  0  0  0  0
Brian Chambers                  0.2  3  2  2  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  7  3  4  5
Opp                  W          9.0  9  3  3  8 11


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Attendance: 6,696

FLORIDA STATE 16, MIAMI 1
04/15/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After 14th-ranked Miami came in to Dick Howser last night and snapped Florida State's 32-game home winning streak, the second ranked Seminoles (33-5, 13-4) came out Saturday night with a chip on their shoulder. For the first time in 49 years a team recorded 20 hits off the Miami pitching staff as the Seminoles scored 16 runs on those 20 base hits in front of a second-consecutive Dick Howser Stadium record crowd of 6,717. The 16-1 victory was the largest margin for FSU in the series with Miami (25-13, 10-7) since a 20-4 win in 1976.

"We came out with a little 'someone stole your lunch money' attitude today," said winning pitcher Tyler Chambliss. "We came out and there wasn't much talking. It was all business today."

"I could see some things before the game," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin of his team's approach Saturday night. "I couldn't keep anybody relaxed because they all had that look of let's get going. They were really into it. They were very motivated because of the disappointment from last night. That shows me a lot about the club."

Florida State scored in five of its eight innings at the plate and scored multiple runs in three innings including an eight-run, eighth that broke the game wide open. Almost half of FSU's 20 hits came in that eighth frame when the Seminoles recorded nine hits. The 20 hits were the most allowed by UM since April 17, 1957 ironically in a game versus FSU. The 20 hits were also the most by an FSU team since July of 2004 versus Georgia Tech.

"This was such a big game," said junior Ryne Malone. "This is what Florida State baseball is all about. It was so much fun. What else can I say?"

Chambliss (9-1) picked the Seminoles up on the hill tonight as he improved to 3-1 following an FSU loss by going seven innings and allowing just one run, which was unearned. He set a career high with six walks but also allowed just four hits as he went seven or more innings in his sixth straight start. Chambliss was backed up by a Seminole defense that turned a season high four double plays in the game.

"It was great defense tonight," said Chambliss. "It really got me out of a lot of big innings. I didn't strike that many people out, I put the ball in play and everyone was picking it up and tossing it around the infield.

"When I needed to make a pitch tonight I did. I felt like my two-seam was really working. Everything else was just average. My location was average. I walked six people but when I needed to make a pitch or my defense to help me out, we did it. We scored 16 runs too, so that helped."

Tony Thomas, Jr. had the biggest night at the plate for FSU with three RBIs including a bases loaded double that opened the flood gates in the eighth. Thomas was matched by pinch hitter Josh Spivey who homered and doubled driving in three runs as well. Shane Robinson extended his hit streak to 25 games with a 2-for-5 night and Ryne Malone also had multiple hits and multiple RBIs in the game.

"This was a big night not just for me but the team as well," said Thomas. "To come out and beat Miami 16-1 at home especially after they beat us yesterday is a big confidence booster. Now we need to come out and get it done tomorrow."

Florida State got on the board early on as Robinson drew a walk to start the first off UM starter Manny Miguelez (5-3). A great defensive play by Jemile Weeks forced Robinson out at second on a fielder's choice for the first out. Miguelez got out number two on his first K of the game. After Jack Rye swiped second, Malone sent a shot off the padding in right field plating Rye and putting FSU in front 1-0.

Thomas began his big night when he opened the bottom of the second with a base hit as FSU put its leadoff man on board for a second straight inning. Miguelez hit Travis Anderson to put two Seminoles on board with nobody out. On an attempted sac bunt, Thomas got caught too far towards third as he was thrown out trying to retreat back to second for the first out and then a double play, the third of the game between the two teams, ended the second.

The Seminoles put another leadoff runner on in the third as Danny Diaz opened the inning with a double down the right field line. Robinson followed with a single to short but Diaz was unable to move up a base due to a diving stop on the shot by Walter Diaz. A walk to Rye loaded the bases as the Canes still searched for the first out of the inning. A pop out got Miguelez that key first out but he lost Malone on a 3-2 pitching walking in the second FSU run of the night. The Hurricane left-hander then walked Buster Posey on four straight pitches making it a 3-0 game. A wild pitch plated yet another Seminole run as everyone moved up a base. Miguelez's fourth walk of the inning loaded the bases once again bringing Ricky Orta into the game who closed out the inning with no further damage.

Miami got its first base hit in the top of the fourth and then Chambliss' second walk of the game put two Canes on base with one out. Back-to-back free passes loaded the bases and then a passed ball scored the first run of the game for UM. Chambliss came back though and struck out the next batter before retiring the side on a fly out.

The Seminoles opened the fifth with an infield single and a walk. Posey sacrificed the runners over before Orta got the first out on a K. A wild pitch scored Florida State's fifth run.

For the fifth time in six innings FSU put its leadoff runner on as Ryan Strauss opened the bottom of the sixth with the sixth Seminole hit of the night. A Miami error put two runners on but a double play left FSU with two outs and a runner on second. An infield hit put runners on the corners but FSU was unable to bring another run in.

Spivey extended the FSU lead in the seventh. After Posey reached on an infield single, extending his personal best hit streak to 12 games, Spivey doubled the freshman home. Strauss then came up and doubled in Spivey making it a 7-1 game as the Seminoles continued their two-out rally. Diaz brought Strauss home on a single as FSU tacked on its third run of the inning.

Chambliss opened the seventh but came out after a leadoff single and going 2-0 to the next batter. Following a walk and a pop out, reliever Matt DiBlasi was replaced by Brian Chambers with two runners on and one away. The second out of the inning left UM with runners on the corners but Chambers ended the Miami threat with a grounder back to the pitcher.

FSU broke the game open in the eighth inning as Dennis Guinn got a one out base hit off new UM hurler Jason Santana. Malone followed with FSU's 13th hit of the game. Posey recorded his second single to load the bases up. Thomas then cleared the bases with a double as he drove his RBI total up to 38 on the year. Spivey followed by clearing the bases with his second homer of the season as the two-run shot pushed the FSU lead to 13-1. After pinch hitter Mark Gildea was hit by a pitch, Robinson singled and an error in the outfield put runners on the corners with two away. That brought up pinch hitter Ryan McArdle who singled home another run. An error on a Charles Cleveland single brought Robinson home and then Tommy Oravetz drove in the 16th run of the night on a single off the screen in right.

"The game just happened to be going our way and crazy things happen in baseball," said Martin. "It is just one of those things."

The FSU/Miami concludes Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Steve Melewski will bring fans the call live on 1270 WFLA AM in Tallahassee. Sunday's finale will be shown live on SUN Sports on Comcast Cable channel 28. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        5  2  2   0  1  0  1  0
  Brian Kelley          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-1B     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  2  2   0  0  2  9  0
  Charles Cleveland     PH-3B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  1  2   2  2  0  1  3
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-RF     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  2  2   1  1  0  1  6
  Sean Stuyverson       PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  2   3  1  1  3  4
Travis Anderson         DH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-DH     3  2  2   3  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  1  2   1  0  0  3  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-CF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  1  2   1  0  0  6  0
  Kyle Maxie            PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 16 20  13  6  6 27 14
Opp                              29  1  5   0  6  7 24 12

E - Opp-3, FSU-Buster Posey (17)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (7), Josh Spivey (5), Ryan Strauss (5), Danny Diaz (7)
HR - FSU-Josh Spivey (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Travis Anderson (5), Mark Gildea (3)
SH - FSU-Buster Posey (1)
SB - FSU-Jack Rye (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss      W (9-1)    7.0  4  1  0  6  4
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Brian Chambers                  0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Caleb Graham                    1.0  1  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  5  1  0  6  7
Opp                  L          8.0 20 16 16  6  6


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MIAMI 7, FLORIDA STATE 5
04/16/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State once again showed its 'never give up' attitude Sunday afternoon but a ninth inning rally came up just short in a 7-5 loss to the fourteenth-ranked Hurricanes (26-13, 11-7). The second-ranked Seminoles (33-6, 13-5) trailed by four runs heading into the bottom of the ninth and cut the Hurricanes' lead to 7-5 before moving two more runners into scoring position. Miami ace closer Chris Perez got the final out of the game on the Hurricanes' 13th strikeout of the afternoon ending the Seminoles comeback bid.

"This is very disappointing," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "You have to give Miami a lot of credit. (Miami starter Scott) Maine pitched very well today. He was running his fastball off the plate and we kept swinging at it. The guy really was a big lift to them. Having Perez back (from an illness) was crucial.

"I am very pleased with our fight. Let's not overlook that."

The story of the day was the Miami pitching staff. After Maine (6-2) struggled in the first inning, he held the Seminoles off the scoreboard for five straight innings before being charged with a run in the eighth inning. Maine struck out eight batters and walked just two. Overall UM pitchers combined to fan 13 FSU batters. It was the fourth time in the last 10 games the Seminoles have fanned 10 or more times in a game and FSU has now fanned 86 times in the last three ACC series.

"The strikeouts are something we have to cut down on," said Martin. "You have to put the ball in play. I don't know how many pitches we swung at out of the zone but I know of a couple called strike threes. We just have to cut down on those strikeouts."

"All of us chased a lot of pitches today," said Jack Rye. "Maine did really well today but we have to get good AB's if we want to reach our goal of the College World Series."

Shane Robinson had another multi-hit game Sunday as he upped his hit streak to 26 games making the junior the first Seminole to ever record two hit streaks of 26 or more games. Rye was the bright spot of the day for FSU at the plate. The sophomore went 4-for-5 with a double, a homerun and four RBIs.

"I had a good day at the plate but I don't really look at those things," said Rye. "It would have been a lot better if we came out with a win."

Barret Browning got the start for the Seminoles (6-1) but had his shortest outing of the season lasting just three innings. The senior gave up five runs and walked a batter while striking out three. Jimmy Marshall relieved Browning and had the longest stint of his FSU career going four innings and allowing just two runs as he kept FSU in the game setting the stage for the ninth inning comeback attempt.

"Don't overlook the great job freshman Jimmy Marshall did today," said Martin. "He went out there in really the first opportunity he had to show what he could do in a game of this magnitude and pitched very well. He kept everything under control and enabled us to get back into it."

Miami got off to a fast start versus Browning with a double and a bunt single putting runners on the corners. Danny Valencia then scorched a double down the right field line scoring the first run of the game. With runners on second and third, a sac fly drove in the second run before Browning issued his first walk of the game. A hit by pitch loaded the bases up with just one out but back-to-back strikeouts got the FSU starter out of the jam.

Robinson opened the home half of the first with his 12th double of the year and then Rye followed with a double of his own cutting the UM lead to 2-1. Guinn tied the game singling in his 48th run of the year versus Maine (6-2) but the Seminoles couldn't put another run across leaving two of their seven runners stranded in the game.

Blake Tekotte opened the second with a solo shot over the right field fence putting UM back in the lead 3-2. Then another solo homer in the third by Richard O'Brien extended the Canes' lead to 4-2.

Miami continued to get on base versus Browning as Walter Diaz opened the fourth with a double. A bunt base hit and an error allowed Miami to plate its fifth run. That ended Browning's day and brought Marshall into the game who ended the inning.

FSU tried to stage a two out rally in the fifth with back-to-back singles by Robinson and Rye. Florida State was unable to capitalize though as the game moved to the sixth with FSU still trailing 5-2.

The Hurricanes hit their third solo homer of the game in the sixth as Tekotte went yard for the second time in the game.

FSU continued to struggle in keeping Miami off the scoreboard as UM scored another run in the seventh on a two-out RBI single by O'Brien increasing the lead to 7-2.

For the first time since the opening inning of the game the Seminoles got back on the board in the eighth. Rye led off the bottom of the inning with a solo shot over the fence in right cutting the lead to 7-3 and bringing reliever Danny Gil into the game. The Hurricane reliever preserved the lead for Maine going into the ninth.

Gil started the final inning off by walking Tony Thomas, Jr. After recording the first out, Thomas swiped second and Josh Spivey was walked putting the potential tying run in the on deck circle. Gil struck out the 12th Seminole of the game for the second out but then plunked Robinson loading the bases for the Seminoles hottest hitter of the day in Rye. The sophomore singled up the middle scoring two runs as FSU cut the lead to 7-5 sending Gil to the dugout.

"I got two strikes on me and I was down in the count," said Rye of his ninth inning at bat. "All I told myself was 'put the ball in play and see what happens'. I definitely didn't want to strike out. I was able to get the ball in play and it turned out pretty good."

Ace reliever Chris Perez came into the game and moved the tying runs into scoring position on a wild pitch. After going 2-2 on FSU's leading homerun hitter and RBI producer in Dennis Guinn, Perez got the sophomore swinging at strike three to end the game.

The Seminoles continue their 11-game home stand versus rival Florida (22-18) Wednesday night at 7:00p.m. The showdown between the Seminoles and Gators will be shown live on SUN Sports on Comcast Cable channel 28 locally. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  2   0  0  1  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  2  4   4  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  0  1   1  0  1  9  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  0  0   0  0  3  0  1
Buster Posey            SS        3  0  0   0  1  2  1  6
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  0   0  1  1  3  2
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Travis Anderson         DH        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Josh Spivey           DH        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  0  2  4  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Barret Browning         P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  5  7   5  4 13 27 10
Opp                              35  7 11   6  3  4 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (6)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Shane Robinson (12), Jack Rye (8)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Jack Rye (9)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (13)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Barret Browning      L (6-1)    3.0  7  5  4  1  3
Jimmy Marshall                  4.0  3  2  2  2  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Brent Marsh                     1.0  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 11  7  6  3  4
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  5  5  4 13


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FLORIDA 8, FLORIDA STATE 3
04/19/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After sitting through a 49 minute weather delay before the game and then another 77 minute delay in the fourth inning, fifth-ranked FSU and Florida made it through a baseball game, eventually. The Seminoles fell behind the Gators early and were never able to get back in the game falling to their in-state rivals 8-3. The teams split the season series as the loss drops Florida State to 33-7 on the season. The eighth largest crowd in Dick Howser Stadium history sat through the first delay but the 6,249 fans dwindled to a handful when the game finally came to an end at 11:54 p.m., almost four hours after it was scheduled to begin.

"I think that was the smallest number of people (for a record crowd)," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I tell you what, I would have been right there in my house as well had I been one of those people in the stands. Sitting through lightning delays, rain delays, I would have gone home too."

Four Gator pitchers limited the Seminoles to just five hits for the second straight game. Michael Hyde had the shortest outing of his career for FSU as he lasted just 1 1/3 and fell to 7-1 on the season. It was the first loss in 23 appearances for the Seminole starter dating back to March 10, 2005. Of the eight runs given up by FSU's four pitchers, two were unearned as the Seminoles committed three errors one of which came in a five run second inning.

"We made too many mistakes early and put ourselves behind the eight ball," said Martin. "It is very tough to come back from an early deficit after we made some mistakes like we did. Florida deserves all the credit but you don't beat many people making three errors and getting five hits."

Ryne Malone was the only Seminole to record a multi-hit game and he also drove in two of FSU's three runs. Tony Thomas, Jr. also had an RBI. Shane Robinson saw his 26-game hit streak come to an end. He now owns the longest and the seventh-longest streaks in school history and is the first Seminole to ever record two hit streaks of 26 or more games.

"We were out here from 2:00 to 12:00," said Martin. "That is a long time. It took something like that to break Shane's streak."

One of the biggest bright spots of the night was the work of freshman reliever Caleb Graham. The Tampa native pitched four innings of one hit ball. He struck out three batters and has now set and tied a career high for K's in back-to-back games. His four innings pitched were also a career high for the right-hander.

"He really did a good job," said Martin. "He held them scoreless for four innings. (Matt DiBlasi) pitched a good ninth. It was a good coming out party for Caleb. I was very pleased with the way he pitched."

FSU had the luxury of not having to face UF's Matt LaPorta the first time the teams met. That wasn't the case Wednesday night as the slugging first baseman put the Gators up early with a towering shot over the left field fence making it a 1-0 game.

Gator starter J.K. LaCoste opened the bottom of the first throwing five straight balls. LaCoste then balked Robinson to second base. The All-American moved to third on a fly ball and then Malone drove him home on a base hit tying the game at 1-1.

The Gators took control in the top of the second as they exploded for five runs. Hyde walked the first batter he faced and then Florida went yard again. Gavin Dickey sent a Hyde offering over the fence in right field making it a 3-1 game. Gator DH Bryson Barber followed with a double before a ground out moved the runner to third. A bouncer through the left side of the infield scored another run and ended Hyde's night. Freshman Travis Burge came in to relieve the junior and a two base error on a fly ball to right put UF right back in scoring position and a grounder brought in the fifth run of the night for Florida. Another run came in on the fifth hit of the game.

Another two-base error, this one on a pick-off attempt at first, put a Gator on third base with nobody away. A pop up and an intentional walk put runners on the corners. After another hit batter loaded the bases, then Burge got the second out on a K. Dickey then came through again with a two-RBI single making the score 8-1.

After another weather related delay, this one lasting 77 minutes, Ryan Strauss recorded a double off new Gator hurler Josh Edmondson but FSU was unable to get back on the board until the next inning. Guinn and Malone each recorded fifth inning doubles as FSU cut the lead to 8-2. Tony Thomas, Jr. plated FSU's third run with a two-out single.

The Seminoles continue their 11-game home stand versus Georgia Tech this Friday at 7:00 p.m. The first two games in the series will be shown live in Tallahassee and in South Florida on SUN Sports. The games will be broadcast statewide following Tampa Bay Lightning playoff hockey. The games will be carried on Comcast Tallahassee but the channel has yet to be determined. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  1   0  0  1 13  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  1  2   2  0  1  1  1
Buster Posey            SS        2  0  0   0  2  1  1  1
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   1  0  2  2  8
Ryan McArdle            DH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-DH     3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  0   0  1  1  8  0
  Mark Gildea           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  2
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3  5   3  4  9 27 12
Opp                              38  8 10   8  3  8 27 12

E - FSU-Travis Burge (1), Jack Rye 2 (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (10), Ryne Malone (12), Ryan Strauss (6)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Ryne Malone (6)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         L (7-1)    1.1  4  5  4  1  0
Travis Burge                    2.1  4  3  2  1  3
Barret Browning                 0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Caleb Graham                    4.0  1  0  0  1  3
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 10  8  6  3  8
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GEORGIA TECH 15, FLORIDA STATE 8
04/21/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State hasn't had much luck facing Georgia Tech lately and that did not change Friday night in the series opener. The eighth-ranked Yellow Jackets (30-9, 11-8) came back from an early 6-0 deficit to down the Seminoles 15-8. Tech used an eight-run fifth inning to storm back into the lead and then scored seven unanswered runs after FSU (33-8, 13-6) tied the game at 8-8. It is the sixth straight win for the Yellow Jackets in the series and the seventh straight regular season win for Tech versus Florida State.

"It was unfortunate the way things worked out tonight," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "Certainly no Seminole is happy tonight, certainly not me. You have to be able to understand the game. There are going to be problems some nights. This one just happened to get ugly.

"(Georgia Tech) does a very good job. They are a very good baseball team. It is obviously concerning for us not being able to hold them down. For a team to come in and score 15 runs against us in our own backyard, that isn't any fun. You also have to tip your hat to the other club some nights. We had that bad inning. We just couldn't get out of it."

After FSU scored in each of the first four innings to get out to a 6-0 lead, the Yellow Jackets scored the most runs in an inning allowed by FSU since the teams last met in the 2005 ACC Tournament when Georgia Tech scored seven runs in two frames. The big shot was a grand slam by Danny Payne. It was the second straight game in which FSU ace starter Bryan Henry has given up a bases loaded homerun. He also walked two batters and hit another in the inning. The two walks in one frame were equal to or more than the number of walks Henry had allowed in eight of his 12 starts.

"In the game of baseball the hitters at this level are so good, you just can't make any mistakes," said Henry. "They will take advantage of free passes. That is the biggest thing. I am a control guy. I can't go out there and put three guys on with walks and hit by pitches. That is inexcusable. That is something I have to work on."

"(Bryan Henry) was struggling getting his curveball over," said Martin. "He hit two guys with his breaking ball. That may go unnoticed in the box score but he had to confine himself to one pitch, the fastball. You are not going to beat Georgia Tech throwing fastballs only. You have to be able to change speeds. He just wasn't able to do that."

Neither starter figured in the decisions as Tech reliever Brad Rulon (3-0) picked up the win while Brian Chamber (0-2) was saddled with the loss. Dennis Guinn led FSU with three RBIs and Shane Robinson, Jack Rye and Josh Spivey had multiple hit nights. Robinson also swiped two bases moving him into a tie for third all-time with 91 in his career.

The Seminoles looked to get off to a good start versus Tech and Robinson did just that. The junior singled off Tech starter Blake Wood and then swiped his 90th career base, tying him for fourth all-time. A perfect bunt by Rye put runners on the corners and then an error scored Robinson and kept the Seminoles in position to add to the lead with Rye on third and Guinn on first. Guinn was thrown out trying to take second but Rye was able to come home on the throw down making it a 2-0 game.

Henry put his first two runners of the game on board in the second via a walk and a hit by pitch but the Seminoles got out of the jam on a double play to end the top of the second.

FSU looked to add to the lead in the second as Tony Thomas, Jr. led off with a single and Spivey followed with a double down the left field line. The third run of the game came in on a Wood wild pitch.

The Seminoles staged a two-out rally in the third that began with back-to-back walks. Spivey and Mark Gildea both followed with base hits to extend the FSU lead to 5-0. Another Wood walk loaded the bases but FSU was unable to cash in as the game moved into the fourth.

Rye opened the fourth with a double and moved to third on a wild pitch. Guinn then drove the run in on a sac fly.

The Yellow Jackets put a couple runners on in the fifth with nobody away when Henry walked the bases loaded. The junior hit the next batter to force in the first Georgia Tech run of the night. Tech then got right back in the game with one swing of the bat as Payne hit his 11th homerun, a grand slam, making it a 6-5 game.

"It was just a fastball I had to get over in that situation. I didn't want to fall behind 3-1," said Henry of the pitch to Payne. "It was inner third where it was supposed to be. It was up and he deposited it."

That brought Barret Browning in to relieve Henry and the junior was able to get two outs but loaded the bases once again in the process. Browning walked in the tying run and once again got one strike away from ending the inning before a single plated two more runs as Tech completed its comeback from a 6-0 deficit to go in front for the first time 8-6. Travis Burge came in and got the Seminoles out of the top of the fifth.

In the top of the sixth the Jackets looked to build on their lead with a single and a double putting two in scoring position with just one out. Burge got the next batter looking at strike three and then Chambers came in and finished off the inning.

Robinson opened the bottom half of the sixth with a single up the middle. Rye then drew a walk off reliever Tim Gustafson to put two on with nobody out. A double steal moved both runners into scoring position. Guinn then came through with a single to right plating the seventh FSU run. New pitcher Rulon hit Ryne Malone to load the bases as Tech still looked for the first out. The Yellow Jackets got the first two outs on a double play but the tying run did come home on the grounder.

A leadoff walk and a bad hop single, sandwiched around an out, put a Georgia Tech runner back in scoring position. Chambers then fanned the next batter giving way to Matt DiBlasi who loaded the bases on a hit by pitch. The senior got one strike away from ending the inning before Steven Blackwood hit a double into the gap in left making it an 11-8 game.

Tommy Oravetz led off the seventh with a walk, his seventh of the season. After back-to-back K's, Robinson drew another walk to put two on but Tech reliever Lee Hyde ended the inning with three straight strikes as FSU K'ed for the ninth time.

Georgia Tech increased its lead in the eighth. A two-out base hit by Michael Fisher plated Whit Robbins as the 12th Jacket run came around to score. Payne singled in another run as the two-outs runs continued to pile up for Tech.

Two more runs scored with two outs in the ninth for the Yellow Jackets as two Seminole errors allowed Georgia Tech to go in front 15-8.

The Seminoles continue their series with Georgia Tech Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The game will be shown live on SUN Sports. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        5  2  2   0  1  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  3  2   0  1  1  1  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   3  0  1  9  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  0  0   0  0  4  1  2
Buster Posey            SS        3  1  0   0  1  1  4  4
Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  1   0  1  2  1  2
Josh Spivey             DH        2  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-LF     4  0  1   1  0  2  0  0
Kyle Maxie              C         2  0  0   0  2  2  8  0
  Charles Cleveland     PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  8 10   5  7 14 27 10
Opp                              38 15 13  13 11  7 27  5

E - Opp-2, FSU-Michael Hyde (2), Ryne Malone (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (9), Josh Spivey (6)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-4, FSU-Ryne Malone (7), Buster Posey (2)
SF - FSU-Dennis Guinn (4)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson 2 (23), Jack Rye (5), Buster Posey (7)
CS - FSU-Dennis Guinn (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry                     4.0  4  5  5  3  2
Barret Browning                 0.2  2  3  3  3  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  1  0  0  1  1
Brian Chambers       L (0-2)    1.0  1  2  2  1  1
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  1  1  1  1  0
Michael Hyde                    2.0  4  4  2  2  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13 15 13 11  7
Opp                  W          9.0 10  8  7  7 14


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GEORGIA TECH 10, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/23/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Seminoles struggles of late continued Sunday as the team lost both ends of a doubleheader to Georgia Tech by scores of 10-4 and 8-7. With the series sweep, the eight-ranked Yellow Jackets became the first ACC team to ever sweep three straight series from the Seminoles. Fifth-ranked FSU has lost six of it last seven games and now stands at 33-10 and 13-8 in the ACC. FSU is still within percentage points of the top spot in the Atlantic Division though trailing Clemson (12-6) and Wake Forest (14-7).

"We have to take whatever positives there are away from this series," said senior pitcher Matt DiBlasi. "We have to keep battling. After losing that first game we kept fighting in game two. We kept coming back. We put ourselves in a situation to win it. We just have to go out and get it done. We have to do the same things we were doing that got us to the point before we started to struggle."

"Sometimes you go through that in baseball," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin of the team's five game losing streak. "Our young men played their hearts out. We had a chance in the second game. Just give Georgia Tech a lot of credit. They got it done."

The Yellow Jackets scored eight or more runs in all three games of the series and FSU has now allowed eight or more runs in four straight games. Coming into the week, the Seminoles had only allowed that many runs in a game three times in 39 contests. The Yellow Jackets out hit FSU 41-29 and outscored the Seminoles 33-19 on the weekend.

"Georgia Tech just did a great job hitting," said Martin. "They didn't chase pitches. They made us throw the ball over the plate. That was probably the most hits we have given up in a three-game series that I can remember. We were totally pounded by that ball club. They did a very good job."

GAME ONE RECAP

Seminole senior Tyler Chambliss (9-2) started game one of the doubleheader and was saddled with just his second loss of the year. The junior went six innings and gave up seven runs, only four of which were earned. FSU committed a season-high four errors in the loss and despite being out hit only 10-9, the Seminoles came out on the short end of a 10-4 game.

FSU got its first hit off Tech starter Jared Hyatt in the second inning when Posey singled through the right side. Tony Thomas, Jr. then drew a walk but a double play ended the Seminole threat.

After getting the first out of the third, the Yellow Jackets looked to break on top with back-to-back singles off Chambliss. The third hit of the game brought a run home and an error on the throw into the infield allowed the runner to get all the way to third. With Yellow Jackets on the corners, a sac fly brought in the second Tech run of the inning.

Ryan Strauss opened the bottom of the third with a single and then moved up a base on a Danny Diaz sacrifice bunt. Shane Robinson followed with a walk but Hyatt got out number two on a fly ball to center. Dennis Guinn then delivered a two-out RBI single cutting the lead in half.

Buster Posey tied the game up in the fourth as he lined a ball out of the park over the wall in left field. It was the fourth homer of the year for the freshman. Hyatt continued to struggle as he walked back-to-back batters before getting the second out of the inning. Robinson then came up and delivered a two-out RBI single putting FSU in the lead for the first time in the game.

Chambliss opened the fifth by giving up a hit and issuing a walk to put two Yellow Jackets on base with nobody out. An error on a sac bunt loaded the bases up and then Tech tied the game on a ground out. Chambliss got the second out on another grounder to first but Matt Wieters' second double of the game put Tech back in front 5-3.

For the third straight inning FSU got a leadoff hit to start things off. After a called interference on a bunt and a fly ball out, both Mike Martin and Mike Martin, Jr. were ejected from the game.

The Jackets started the sixth in similar fashion as they did in the fifth with a walk and a base hit. A fielder's choice and a hit batter loaded the bases up once again for Georgia Tech. A Michael Fisher single scored another run as the bases remained loaded for Danny Payne who had the grand slam in the first game of the series. The slugging leadoff hitter couldn't get a run across the plate this time as FSU forced the runner out at home for the second out. Chambliss then walked in the seventh Georgia Tech run as the bases remained juiced before Chambliss fanned the final batter to end the top of the sixth.

Florida State cut into the lead thanks to a two-out walk by Robinson and then an error on a single by Jack Rye. The left fielder let the ball get past him allowing Robinson to come home making it a 7-4 game.

Tech went back to work in the top of the seventh as a fielding error opened the door for three unearned runs as the Yellow Jackets scored in double digits for the second game in the series.

GAME TWO RECAP

The second game of the day was a see-saw battle but FSU could never seem to make up enough ground after an early 4-2 lead. Georgia Tech scored runs in five of the first six innings but FSU continually cut the lead to one run only to see the Jackets build upon their lead in the top of the next inning.

Georgia Tech pounded out 18 hits, the most allowed by FSU since March 10, 2005, off five different pitchers. Reliever Barret Browning (6-2) took the loss while Tech starter David Duncan (5-1) picked up the win.

Freshman Jimmy Marshall struggled in the beginning of his first collegiate start. The Tallahassee native gave up five hits and a walk in the first two innings of game two but only allowed one run to come around.

An error and a single opened the door for FSU in the second as Mark Gildea doubled down the right field line plating Ryan McArdle. A groundout brought Thomas home putting FSU in front 2-1. Another error on a ball to third put Florida State in front 3-1.

The Jackets came back and cut the lead to 3-2 with a lead-off double and a sacrifice fly.

Guinn got the run back in a hurry in the bottom of the third. The sophomore hit his team-leading 10th homer of the season equaling the total of the 2005 team leaders in that category from a 73-game season.

Two more base hits put runners on the corners for Georgia Tech and ended Marshall's first career start bringing Browning into the game. The leftie walked the first hitter he faced to load the bases with just one away. Steven Blackwood then tied the game on a base hit to center field making it 4-4.

In the fifth Tech got a runner on via a hit by a pitch and a single to put Yellow Jackets on first and second. A double play moved Browning closer to getting out of the inning but left a runner on third. A high chopper over the mound brought the run home as the Jackets went back in front 5-4. Two more hits brought home the sixth run of the game and the second of the inning with two away.

The Seminoles fought back in the fifth with back-to-back singles putting runners on the corners. Guinn drove home his 54th run of the season on a sac fly making it a one-run game at 6-5.

The lead moved back out to two runs as Tech recorded back-to-back two-out doubles off reliever Matt DiBlasi to go up 7-5.

Thomas opened the sixth with a base hit and then a steal and error put the sophomore on third base. Ryne Malone came off the bench to single home Thomas once again bringing FSU within a run. A walk to Diaz put two runners on base and then reliever Brad Rulon walked Robinson to load the bases but it took reliever Lee Hyde just one pitch to end the threat.

After Hyde got the first batter in the seventh, the reliever walked the next two Seminoles to put the tying run in scoring position. New pitcher John Goodman got out of the inning on one pitch as well as a double play ended the potential FSU threat.

A single and back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Georgia Tech in the eighth as the Jackets looked for insurance runs. A single brought in another Tech run making it 8-6 before closer Luke Tucker recorded the second out on a strikeout and then ended the inning on a fly ball as Tech left the bases juiced.

Tommy Oravetz led off the bottom of the eighth with his seventh hit by pitch of the year. Malone followed with a base hit before Tech closer Matt Wieters struck out the next batter for the first out of the inning. Georgia Tech's fourth error of the day loaded the bases up and then FSU got back within one run on a ground out. With two away and the tying run on third base Wieters got FSU's leading HR hitter in Guinn to fly out to end the eighth.

Posey opened the bottom of the ninth with a single up the middle and was moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt but FSU could not get the tying run across the plate versus the Tech closer as he picked up his fourth save.

The Seminoles will take the week of from game action due to final exams. Florida State returns to the Mike Martin Field Friday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. versus Savannah State. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  2   1  1  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  0  2   1  0  3 11  2
Ryne Malone             3B        5  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        5  1  2   1  0  0  1  1
Tony Thomas             2B        2  0  0   0  2  2  0  7
Josh Spivey             DH        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ryan McArdle          PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  1  2   0  1  0  1  0
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            2  2
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Mark Sauls            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  4  9   3  6  8 27 12
Opp                              36 10 10   9  4  7 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Chambliss (1), Jack Rye (3), Dennis Guinn 2 (7)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Ryan Strauss (7)
HR - FSU-Buster Posey (4)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Danny Diaz (3)
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss      L (9-2)    6.0  8  7  4  3  3
Travis Burge                    1.0  2  3  0  0  1
Mark Sauls                      2.0  0  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10 10  4  4  7
Opp                  W          9.0  9  4  3  6  8


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GEORGIA TECH 8, FLORIDA STATE 7
04/23/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Seminoles struggles of late continued Sunday as the team lost both ends of a doubleheader to Georgia Tech by scores of 10-4 and 8-7. With the series sweep, the eight-ranked Yellow Jackets became the first ACC team to ever sweep three straight series from the Seminoles. Fifth-ranked FSU has lost six of it last seven games and now stands at 33-10 and 13-8 in the ACC. FSU is still within percentage points of the top spot in the Atlantic Division though trailing Clemson (12-6) and Wake Forest (14-7).

"We have to take whatever positives there are away from this series," said senior pitcher Matt DiBlasi. "We have to keep battling. After losing that first game we kept fighting in game two. We kept coming back. We put ourselves in a situation to win it. We just have to go out and get it done. We have to do the same things we were doing that got us to the point before we started to struggle."

"Sometimes you go through that in baseball," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin of the team's five game losing streak. "Our young men played their hearts out. We had a chance in the second game. Just give Georgia Tech a lot of credit. They got it done."

The Yellow Jackets scored eight or more runs in all three games of the series and FSU has now allowed eight or more runs in four straight games. Coming into the week, the Seminoles had only allowed that many runs in a game three times in 39 contests. The Yellow Jackets out hit FSU 41-29 and outscored the Seminoles 33-19 on the weekend.

"Georgia Tech just did a great job hitting," said Martin. "They didn't chase pitches. They made us throw the ball over the plate. That was probably the most hits we have given up in a three-game series that I can remember. We were totally pounded by that ball club. They did a very good job."

GAME ONE RECAP

Seminole senior Tyler Chambliss (9-2) started game one of the doubleheader and was saddled with just his second loss of the year. The junior went six innings and gave up seven runs, only four of which were earned. FSU committed a season-high four errors in the loss and despite being out hit only 10-9, the Seminoles came out on the short end of a 10-4 game.

FSU got its first hit off Tech starter Jared Hyatt in the second inning when Posey singled through the right side. Tony Thomas, Jr. then drew a walk but a double play ended the Seminole threat.

After getting the first out of the third, the Yellow Jackets looked to break on top with back-to-back singles off Chambliss. The third hit of the game brought a run home and an error on the throw into the infield allowed the runner to get all the way to third. With Yellow Jackets on the corners, a sac fly brought in the second Tech run of the inning.

Ryan Strauss opened the bottom of the third with a single and then moved up a base on a Danny Diaz sacrifice bunt. Shane Robinson followed with a walk but Hyatt got out number two on a fly ball to center. Dennis Guinn then delivered a two-out RBI single cutting the lead in half.

Buster Posey tied the game up in the fourth as he lined a ball out of the park over the wall in left field. It was the fourth homer of the year for the freshman. Hyatt continued to struggle as he walked back-to-back batters before getting the second out of the inning. Robinson then came up and delivered a two-out RBI single putting FSU in the lead for the first time in the game.

Chambliss opened the fifth by giving up a hit and issuing a walk to put two Yellow Jackets on base with nobody out. An error on a sac bunt loaded the bases up and then Tech tied the game on a ground out. Chambliss got the second out on another grounder to first but Matt Wieters' second double of the game put Tech back in front 5-3.

For the third straight inning FSU got a leadoff hit to start things off. After a called interference on a bunt and a fly ball out, both Mike Martin and Mike Martin, Jr. were ejected from the game.

The Jackets started the sixth in similar fashion as they did in the fifth with a walk and a base hit. A fielder's choice and a hit batter loaded the bases up once again for Georgia Tech. A Michael Fisher single scored another run as the bases remained loaded for Danny Payne who had the grand slam in the first game of the series. The slugging leadoff hitter couldn't get a run across the plate this time as FSU forced the runner out at home for the second out. Chambliss then walked in the seventh Georgia Tech run as the bases remained juiced before Chambliss fanned the final batter to end the top of the sixth.

Florida State cut into the lead thanks to a two-out walk by Robinson and then an error on a single by Jack Rye. The left fielder let the ball get past him allowing Robinson to come home making it a 7-4 game.

Tech went back to work in the top of the seventh as a fielding error opened the door for three unearned runs as the Yellow Jackets scored in double digits for the second game in the series.

GAME TWO RECAP

The second game of the day was a see-saw battle but FSU could never seem to make up enough ground after an early 4-2 lead. Georgia Tech scored runs in five of the first six innings but FSU continually cut the lead to one run only to see the Jackets build upon their lead in the top of the next inning.

Georgia Tech pounded out 18 hits, the most allowed by FSU since March 10, 2005, off five different pitchers. Reliever Barret Browning (6-2) took the loss while Tech starter David Duncan (5-1) picked up the win.

Freshman Jimmy Marshall struggled in the beginning of his first collegiate start. The Tallahassee native gave up five hits and a walk in the first two innings of game two but only allowed one run to come around.

An error and a single opened the door for FSU in the second as Mark Gildea doubled down the right field line plating Ryan McArdle. A groundout brought Thomas home putting FSU in front 2-1. Another error on a ball to third put Florida State in front 3-1.

The Jackets came back and cut the lead to 3-2 with a lead-off double and a sacrifice fly.

Guinn got the run back in a hurry in the bottom of the third. The sophomore hit his team-leading 10th homer of the season equaling the total of the 2005 team leaders in that category from a 73-game season.

Two more base hits put runners on the corners for Georgia Tech and ended Marshall's first career start bringing Browning into the game. The leftie walked the first hitter he faced to load the bases with just one away. Steven Blackwood then tied the game on a base hit to center field making it 4-4.

In the fifth Tech got a runner on via a hit by a pitch and a single to put Yellow Jackets on first and second. A double play moved Browning closer to getting out of the inning but left a runner on third. A high chopper over the mound brought the run home as the Jackets went back in front 5-4. Two more hits brought home the sixth run of the game and the second of the inning with two away.

The Seminoles fought back in the fifth with back-to-back singles putting runners on the corners. Guinn drove home his 54th run of the season on a sac fly making it a one-run game at 6-5.

The lead moved back out to two runs as Tech recorded back-to-back two-out doubles off reliever Matt DiBlasi to go up 7-5.

Thomas opened the sixth with a base hit and then a steal and error put the sophomore on third base. Ryne Malone came off the bench to single home Thomas once again bringing FSU within a run. A walk to Diaz put two runners on base and then reliever Brad Rulon walked Robinson to load the bases but it took reliever Lee Hyde just one pitch to end the threat.

After Hyde got the first batter in the seventh, the reliever walked the next two Seminoles to put the tying run in scoring position. New pitcher John Goodman got out of the inning on one pitch as well as a double play ended the potential FSU threat.

A single and back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Georgia Tech in the eighth as the Jackets looked for insurance runs. A single brought in another Tech run making it 8-6 before closer Luke Tucker recorded the second out on a strikeout and then ended the inning on a fly ball as Tech left the bases juiced.

Tommy Oravetz led off the bottom of the eighth with his seventh hit by pitch of the year. Malone followed with a base hit before Tech closer Matt Wieters struck out the next batter for the first out of the inning. Georgia Tech's fourth error of the day loaded the bases up and then FSU got back within one run on a ground out. With two away and the tying run on third base Wieters got FSU's leading HR hitter in Guinn to fly out to end the eighth.

Posey opened the bottom of the ninth with a single up the middle and was moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt but FSU could not get the tying run across the plate versus the Tech closer as he picked up his fourth save.

The Seminoles will take the week of from game action due to final exams. Florida State returns to the Mike Martin Field Friday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. versus Savannah State. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  1   1  0  1  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  1   2  1  0  7  1
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  2   0  1  0  6  2
Ryan McArdle            DH        2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-DH     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        5  2  2   0  0  2  1  4
Ryan Strauss            LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-LF     3  1  1   1  0  2  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-LF     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Charles Cleveland       3B        2  0  0   1  0  1  2  0
  Ryne Malone           PH-3B     2  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  1  2  7  0
Jimmy Marshall          P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  1
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  7 10   6  5  8 27  8
Opp                              40  8 18   8  5  7 27 12

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Mark Gildea (4)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (10)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (7)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Travis Anderson (2)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (5)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (14), Mark Gildea (5)
CS - FSU-Shane Robinson (3), Jack Rye (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jimmy Marshall                  3.1  8  4  4  1  1
Barret Browning      L (6-2)    1.2  5  2  2  1  0
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  2  1  1  0  1
Brent Marsh                     1.1  2  1  1  2  1
Luke Tucker                     1.2  1  0  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 18  8  8  5  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 10  7  3  5  8


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Attendance: 4,727

FLORIDA STATE 11, SAVANNAH STATE 0
04/28/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 10th-ranked Seminole baseball team didn't have a mid-week game for the first time since February 27 and they also had three days off from practice during finals. The rest showed Friday night as FSU cruised past Savannah State 11-0. The shutout was the fifth of the season for the Seminoles (34-10) who scored double digit runs for the 15th time this year. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for Florida State and was the first win in the opening game of a three-game set since April 7 versus Boston College.

"That's as good as I have felt in nine days," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "It has been difficult. I am just proud of the way the young men got after it tonight."

Bryan Henry led the way for FSU on the hill as the junior picked up his fourth combined shutout of the season. Henry came into the game fourth in the NCAA in that category. He allowed just one hit in seven innings of work and struck out six. The win improved Henry to 9-2 as he kept in the running for the most wins by any pitcher in the nation.

"It feels good to get a win," said Henry. "The team played defense behind me and that's what it is all about. I did the same things tonight I have been doing the past couple of weeks. I was just a little more fortunate tonight."

"Bryan pitched well, no doubt about it," said Martin. "He pitched his pitches much better than he has in the past few starts and that's what he has to do with a very difficult and important stretch of ball games coming up."

Offensively FSU took advantage of six SSU errors to score 11 runs, six of which were unearned. Tommy Oravetz led the Seminoles with three RBIs while Jack Rye, Buster Posey and Danny Diaz all had multi-hit games. Ryne Malone was the only FSU player with an extra base hit as he went yard for the ninth time this season.

"We went through such a tough stretch of the season," said Malone. "It happens. Things wear on you when you get in that grind. We have had some good AB's through this stretch. We got 11 runs on the board tonight and they had zero, so we'll take it."

The Seminoles got started early when an error put Robinson on base and then Rye followed with a single putting runners on the corners in the first. Robinson came in on a wild pitch and Rye moved into scoring position. Posey singled in the second run of the game for FSU versus Tiger starter Marcus Cortes (9-5). Oravetz then came up with two outs and knocked in two more runs on a single to left center making it a 4-0 game.

Robinson led off the second with a walk and then moved up on a wild pitch. Rye sacrificed the runner to third before Cortes retired the next two batters. He couldn't get out of the inning unscathed though as Malone homered for the ninth time of the year making it a 6-0 game.

FSU put a couple base runners on in the sixth thanks to an error and a hit by pitch. A sac bunt botched by the defense loaded the bases and then an infield hit brought FSU's seventh run home. A walk to Oravetz forced in another run and then Diaz singled home two more runs as the lead grew to 10-0. A passed ball brought in another run off new pitcher John Keene.

The Seminoles continue their series with Savannah State Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The first 1,000 people in attendance tomorrow will receive a Mike Martin bobble head doll. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        3  2  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  2   0  1  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  2  1   0  0  0  8  0
  Ryan McArdle          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  2  1   2  0  1  0  4
  Charles Cleveland     PH-3B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  2  2   2  0  0  2  4
  Sean Stuyverson       PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Tony Thomas             2B        5  0  0   0  0  3  0  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  1  1   3  3  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
  Travis Anderson       LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  2   2  0  0  6  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Bryan Henry             P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 10   9  6  5 27 13
Opp                              29  0  2   0  2 10 24  9

E - Opp-6
HR - FSU-Ryne Malone (9)
HBP - FSU-Dennis Guinn (5), Charles Cleveland (1)
SH - FSU-Jack Rye (5), Ryne Malone (1)
SB - FSU-Buster Posey (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (9-2)    6.0  1  0  0  2  6
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  0  0  2 10
Opp                  L          8.0 10 11  5  6  5


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FLORIDA STATE 9, SAVANNAH STATE 2
04/29/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - While a veteran led the 10th-ranked Seminoles on the mound Saturday night it was a couple of young guns leading the way at the plate. Freshman shortstop Buster Posey had a career high four hits and sophomore Ryan Strauss had a career-best four RBIs in leading FSU (35-10) to a 9-2 victory over Savannah State (27-18). Tyler Chambliss improved to 10-2 on the year with the win and moved into a tie for the most wins in the nation as FSU secured the series victory.

"We took advantage of some Savannah State mistakes early," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I was very pleased with the way our guys played."

Strauss and Posey both had big nights for FSU. Strauss had half of FSU's eight RBIs himself and Posey moved into the team lead for batting average with his four hits. The freshman is now hitting a team-best .371 on the season and he has multiple hits in four straight games, which is tied for the best streak by a Seminole this year. Posey now has hits in 16 of the last 19 games and nine of his last 11 games with a hit have been multi-hit outings.

"I have been trying to keep everything simple," said Posey. "(Mike Martin, Jr.) has been trying to get me to swing at better pitches and that has helped a lot. It feels good to help this team. Helping this team get victories is the most important thing to me."

"Buster Posey has gotten better each time he has gone out there," said Martin. "That's what I want to see out of our young players. I will tell you another thing, Ryan Strauss goes unnoticed tonight but the guy knocks in four runs and goes 2-for-3. He played very well in left field. I am just very proud of the way that young man is developing."

Chambliss pitched six strong innings and allowed just two hits and no runs. He fanned eight batters, his most since a start versus Duke March 25, and walked just two. He threw only 88 pitches as he cruised to the win.

"The first couple of innings I had to comeback into the clubhouse and re-focus to get my head right," said Chambliss after allowing a Tiger to reach third base in both the first and second frames. "I came back out and in the last three innings I really pitched my kind of ball. It felt good."

"Tyler was pretty good tonight," said Martin. "I was pretty pleased with the way he went out there and threw all three pitches. That is what we are trying to do, get him to throw more change-ups. He did a good job continuing to develop that. It was a typical Tyler night. He was very effective with his breaking ball and gave us six strong innings."

In the bottom of the first Florida State got off to another good start versus SSU and starter Javier Fiallo (6-6) who went the whole way for SSU throwing 144 pitches. Jack Rye and Dennis Guinn both singled with one away and then an error on a ground out brought the first run of the game home. Posey made it a 2-0 game with an RBI single.

The Tigers looked for their first run in the series as a single, passed ball and sac bunt put a runner on third with just one out. Some good defense kept Savannah State off the board though. Ryne Malone scooped up a grounder and looked the runner at third back and fired to first. Guinn got the force at first and then fired home to get the runner trying to score.

Florida State added to the lead in the second with a two-out rally. Shane Robinson singled and then Rye doubled him home. Guinn followed with a double of his own making it a 4-0 game.

A hit and an error put FSU back in business with nobody out in the third. A Tommy Oravetz sac bunt moved both runners into scoring position then Ryan Strauss plated the fifth run with a sac fly.

After being held without a run in the fourth, an infield hit, a catcher's interference and a wild pitch put two runners in scoring position. A Strauss single scored both runs and then Danny Diaz singled putting runners on the corners with FSU now up 7-0. Robinson then came up and sacrificed the eighth run home.

Savannah State broke its stretch of 15 scoreless innings when the Tigers pushed a run across the plate in the seventh. Relief pitcher Matt DiBlasi gave up a couple base hits combined with an error put SSU on the board.

Tony Thomas, Jr. led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and then moved to third on a wild pitch and a passed ball. Strauss then drove in his career high fourth run of the night on a single to left field making it a 9-1 game.

Back-to-back errors with nobody out in the eighth gave SSU a chance to cut into the lead once again. New reliever Barret Browning got the next two batters before a double steal moved both runners into scoring position. The senior ended the threat with a K.

Florida State committed two more errors in the ninth as the miscues allowed SSU to get one more run on the board making it a 9-2 final.

"I was disappointed with the way the ninth inning developed," said Martin. "We had some guys out there that are not starters. Still you don't expect to see that type of play. That is something you throw away and get ready for tomorrow."

The Seminoles conclude their series with Savannah State Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  1  1   1  0  1  2  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-CF     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  2   1  1  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  2   1  0  1  9  1
  Ryan McArdle          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  0   0  0  2  0  2
  Charles Cleveland     3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  2  4   1  0  0  0  0
  Sean Stuyverson       SS        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  2   0  1  1  0  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  1  2   4  0  0  3  0
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  1   0  0  1  7  2
  Kyle Maxie            C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  2
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  9 14   8  3  9 27  9
Opp                              33  2  4   1  3 11 24  6

E - Opp-3, FSU-Ryan McArdle (4), Ryne Malone (4), Charles Cleveland 3 (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (10), Dennis Guinn (11), Buster Posey (10)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
SF - FSU-Shane Robinson (3), Ryan Strauss (1)
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss      W (10-2)   6.0  2  0  0  2  8
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  2  1  0  0  0
Barret Browning                 1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Brent Marsh                     1.0  0  1  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  2  0  3 11
Opp                  L          8.0 14  9  7  3  9


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Attendance: 4,198

SAVANNAH STATE 10, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/30/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was one of those days where nothing could go right for the tenth-ranked Seminole baseball team. FSU had more errors (five) than hits (four) in dropping its series finale versus Savannah State (28-18) 10-2. After not losing a regular season non-conference game at home since Auburn in February of 2005, the Seminoles have dropped two in the last two weeks. Despite the loss, FSU (35-11) still secured the series win with victories Friday and Saturday.

"It was a humbling day," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "It was one of those where if it could go wrong it went wrong. Every error cost us runs.

"That is the way this game can treat you. You have to be strong enough to be able to bounce back. We did not play well and all our players are very upset. There are a bunch of winners in that clubhouse and we just didn't get it done today."

The loss puts an end to a tough month for FSU. Coming into April the Seminoles were 26-3 but with Sunday's defeat FSU posted a record of just 9-8 this month. Florida State lost three of the five series it played during April, two of the three games in the UNC series were played this month, and went just 2-6 versus ranked opponents during that stretch.

"I really don't know what to say," said Shane Robinson when asked about the team's play this past month. "I have no answer to that question. We come out here and do the same stuff everyday and look fine. Then we get into a game and have been on a bad tear recently. Things just haven't been going our way. We are making too many mental errors."

Tiger starter Gregory Hatcher (2-1) picked up the win Sunday throwing six strong innings. He gave up two hits and two runs on 99 pitches. Although he struck out just one batter and walked six others, he kept FSU at bay throughout his entire outing.

"I thought the two pitchers Savannah State threw Friday and Saturday pitched very well," said Dennis Guinn, the only Seminole to record multiple hits Sunday. "The pitcher today was doing something we couldn't figure out but he didn't do anything special. He put the ball over the plate and we didn't make him pay for his mistakes."

FSU starter Jimmy Marshall (0-1) suffered his first loss of the season as he got into trouble right out of the gate. Savannah State loaded the bases with nobody out on two singles and a walk in the top of the first. Gerald Smith doubled in the first two runs of the game before Marshall got the first out on a strikeout. The second out of the game brought in the third run as SSU scored more runs in the top of the first than they did in the first two games of the series combined.

Hatcher kept FSU hitless for 2 2/3 until a two-out RBI single by Robinson got FSU on the scoreboard in the third.

Caleb Graham came into the game in the fourth and gave up a walk, sac and single putting runners on the corners. On a squeeze play an errant throw sailed past first allowing two more Tiger runs to come in as the lead grew to 5-1. Another Seminole throwing error, this one on another squeeze where the runner was caught off third base, brought in the sixth run for SSU.

Guinn started the bottom of the fourth with a double, just the second hit of the day for FSU. He moved up to third on a balk and then a Ryne Malone sac brought in the second run for Florida State.

The third error of the day by the Seminoles allowed SSU to get on the board once again and the fourth FSU error opened the door for two more runs as the Tigers went in front 9-2.

The Seminoles tried to stage a two-out rally in the bottom of the fifth. Robinson and Jack Rye worked themselves into scoring position but a foul out ended the inning.

A walk and Savannah State's first error of the game put two on for FSU with nobody out in the sixth. New pitcher James Mock got the first out on a foul out but then both runners moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Tommy Oravetz drew a two-out walk to load the bases but a strikeout ended the threat.

The Tigers added to their lead in the eighth putting runners on the corners with just one away. Another Seminole mistake made it a 10-2 game as a passed ball brought in the run.

The Seminoles are back in action this week as there are only four home games remaining in the regular season. FSU concludes its season series with Jacksonville Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. It is the final home mid-week game for FSU and the last of the four games with the Dolphins. Every Seminole baseball game will be carried live on WFLA and on Seminoles.com where broadcasts are free of charge. Game Tracker will also be available for every FSU game in 2006.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        4  0  1   1  1  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  0   0  2  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  2   0  0  0 14  0
Ryne Malone             3B        2  0  0   1  2  0  0  3
Buster Posey            SS        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  3
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  3
Ryan Strauss            LF        2  1  0   0  2  0  1  0
Ryan McArdle            DH        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     0  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         1  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         2  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
Jimmy Marshall          P                            0  2
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  2
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  4   2 11  2 27 15
Opp                              34 10 11   6  7  7 27 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (8), Ryne Malone (5), Tony Thomas (7), Danny Diaz (5), Kyle Maxie (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Dennis Guinn (12)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (6)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Shane Robinson 2 (25), Jack Rye (6), Ryan Strauss 2 (5)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Jimmy Marshall       L (0-1)    3.0  4  3  3  3  2
Caleb Graham                    1.2  4  6  2  1  1
Brian Chambers                  3.0  1  1  0  1  3
Travis Burge                    0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Brent Marsh                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Barret Browning                 1.0  2  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11 10  5  7  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  4  2  2 11  2


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Attendance: 3,813

FLORIDA STATE 9, JACKSONVILLE 2
05/03/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Jacksonville University is in the midst of a great year. The Dolphins are 33-14 and comfortably leading the Atlantic Sun with just three weeks left in the regular season but when it comes to playing FSU they just can't seem to get a win. For the fourth time in 2006 the Seminoles and Dolphins faced off and for the fourth time FSU (36-11) got the victory. It was the 17th straight win for FSU in the series and the 21st consecutive time FSU has defeated the Dolphins in Tallahassee. With Mark Sauls (1-0) leading the way in his first start of the season, FSU completed the four-game sweep with a 9-2 victory Wednesday night as the Seminoles outscored JU 27-6 in the four meetings.

"By George we are going to enjoy this," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "That was FSU baseball tonight. We played a solid baseball game. We got exceptional play from everybody out there."

Despite racking up 12 hits, scoring nine runs and striking out just three times, Sauls was the story of the night for the Seminoles. The senior, who has started 41 games in his first three seasons, had pitched just five innings coming into Wednesday night. He made four relief appearances before getting the starting nod versus Jacksonville. It was the latest the senior had ever made a first start in his four seasons and he picked up the 18th win of his career.

"It is great to be back out there," said Sauls. "It was hard sitting in the dugout wanting to be out there. Things worked out for me today.

"I am just not used to not playing. I just cheered on my teammates and would throw pens not knowing when I would get in and not knowing what was going to happen. The coaches gave me another chance and I did what I was supposed to do. I am happy."

The Panama City, FL native, who started for FSU in the Super Regionals versus Florida last year, battled tendonitis at the start of the season. After watching Bryan Henry, Tyler Chambliss, Barret Browning and Michael Hyde go undefeated as starters over the first two months of the season, Sauls' only opportunities came out of the pen until Wednesday when he limited Jacksonville to one hit over five innings.

"I am proud of that young man," said Martin of Sauls' effort. "He is a guy that has positioned himself to be the Sunday starter. Why not? How can I say he hasn't positioned himself (for that). He shut down Jacksonville. He gave them one run over five innings. That is a good Jacksonville team. Let's take our hats off to him and see what he can do from here out. I was very impressed with the way Mark Sauls pitched."

As smoothly as the game went for Sauls, things didn't get off to a perfect start for the right-hander. After Sauls retired the first batter of the game, Pete Clifford tripled to dead center putting a JU runner in scoring position in the top of the first. The senior fanned the next two batters though to finish off the Dolphin threat.

In the bottom of the second Ryne Malone, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, led off with a single and then swiped second. Malone moved up to third on a ground out. A balk by Jacksonville starter Matt Davis (4-2) brought in the first run of the game. Tony Thomas, Jr. then drew a two-out walk and moved to third with a stolen base and a throwing error. Ryan Strauss brought him home on a single through the left side.

In the top of the third a walk and two grounders moved JU's Brad Simmons to third and then a passed ball brought the run home making it a 2-1 game.

A Danny Diaz single and an error put two Seminoles on with nobody out in the third. Another error on a sacrifice bunt loaded the bases up for FSU. The Dolphins got the first out on a force at home plate and then got the second out in the same fashion. Then a ground out ended the threat.

A hit by pitch and a walk put a couple Seminoles on with nobody out in the fifth. Mark Gildea then sacrificed both runners into scoring position. A walk to Guinn loaded the bases for the second time. This time Malone cashed in with a two-run base hit extending the Florida State lead to 4-1. A Posey grounder brought in the fifth run and then Ryan McArdle singled home the sixth run for the Seminoles.

FSU added to the lead in the sixth when Diaz plated the seventh Seminole run on a sacrifice bunt. Shane Robinson then went yard for the fourth time this year making it an 8-1 game. Two pitches later the Seminoles were on the board again as Mark Gildea followed Robinson's homer with one of his own making it 9-1.

Mike McAllister's ninth homer of the year got JU back on the board for the first time since the third inning but that was as close as JU would get.

Florida State continues conference play versus Wake Forest this weekend in Winston-Salem. Game times are 3:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Sunday's series finale is scheduled to be shown on SUN Sports. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  2  2   1  1  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-LF     2  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  0   0  1  0 10  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  2  2   2  0  0  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  0   1  0  0  2  1
Ryan McArdle            DH        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  2
Ryan Strauss            LF-RF     3  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         1  1  1   1  0  0  5  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         1  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  4
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  2
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  9 12   8  3  3 27  9
Opp                              34  2  8   1  3  9 24 17

E - Opp-4
2B - FSU-Ryan Strauss (8)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (4), Mark Gildea (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Danny Diaz (3)
SH - FSU-Mark Gildea 2 (2), Danny Diaz (4)
SB - FSU-Ryne Malone (7), Tony Thomas (15), Ryan Strauss (6)
CS - FSU-Tony Thomas (7), Ryan Strauss (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls           W (1-0)    5.0  3  1  0  1  4
Travis Burge                    1.0  2  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  1.0  1  1  1  1  0
Matt DiBlasi                    0.2  1  0  0  1  1
Michael Hyde                    0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Luke Tucker                     1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  1  3  9
Opp                  L          8.0 12  9  8  3  3


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Attendance: 3,881

WAKE FOREST 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/05/2006, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Friday's in the ACC have been hard days for No. 12 FSU as of late and nothing changed today versus No. 21 Wake Forest (32-14, 15-7). For the fourth time in their last five conference series, the Seminoles dug themselves into a hole by dropping the opener of a three-game set. Despite a strong outing by new No. 1 starter Tyler Chambliss (10-3), the Seminole bats couldn't get anything going versus Wake Forest. FSU (36-12, 13-9) could muster just four hits and struck out 12 times in falling to the Deacs 4-2 in a rain delayed game.

"We were just dominated today offensively by a very good pitching staff," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "They didn't let us get anything to hit. They kept the ball in spots. They have done a good job of scouting us. You really just have to take your hat off to (Wake Forest Head Coach) Rick (Rembielak). They did a great job today."

Wake hurler Brad Kledzik (5-2) kept FSU off balance for six innings. The first-year pitcher set a new career high with eight strikeouts and he allowed just one hit. Two other Deacon pitchers combined to close out the game despite allowing FSU to put the tying run in scoring position in the ninth with one away.

"He was a good looking freshman," said Martin of Kledzik. "He showed a lot of poise. He looked polished. These young men haven't played in 11 days. They looked very good despite the layoff.

"We kept fighting. Come tomorrow at 1:00 nobody will remember that."

After a rain delay of 1:28 minutes, Shane Robinson almost took the first pitch of the game from Kledzik out of the park. Ryne Malone followed the deep fly ball out by ripping a double down the right field line. After a strikeout, Buster Posey drew a walk putting two Seminoles on board but the freshman got caught off the bag and was thrown out to end the top of the first.

The first pitch of the game for the Seminoles did get taken out of the park by Wake but Robinson brought it back in. The junior leapt up and pulled the ball back from over the wall robbing Evan Ocheltree of a homerun.

An error and a wild pitch put Tony Thomas, Jr. in scoring position in the second. Another wild pitch moved Thomas to third. A walk to Ryan Strauss put runners on the corners but Kledzik's fourth strikeout of the game ended the threat.

Chambliss walked his first batter of the day to open the bottom of the third. An error on a sac bunt put two runners on base and then a fly out moved the runner to third. With runners on the corners and just one out, Chambliss hit the next batter to load the bases for the ACC's top homerun hitter in Allan Dykstra. Chambliss caught Dykstra on the leg forcing in the first run of the game. Matt Antonelli then made it a 3-0 game with a double deep down the right field line. A grounder plated the fourth run before Chambliss could get out of the inning.

Malone walked on four pitches to start the top of the sixth inning. After two deep fly outs to right field, Tommy Oravetz drew a walk putting a couple Seminoles on base. Thomas got to 3-2 versus Kledzik before a called third strike as the Deacon starter struck out his eighth batter of the game.

Florida State was quiet up until the eighth versus ace closer Ben Hunter. The Seminoles worked the bases loaded with just one away. They got their first run across on a ground out and then Thomas sent a single through the left side making it a 4-2 game.

Gildea gave the Seminoles hope when he led off the ninth getting hit by a Hunter pitch. The reliever got Wake's 11th K of the game for the first out but a Robinson single put two on and brought the potential winning run to the plate. Both runners moved into scoring position on the next pitch, a passed ball, but a shallow fly to right got the Deacs one out away from the win and then the 12th strikeout of the day ended the game.

Florida State continues its series with Wake Forest Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Sunday's series finale is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and will be shown on SUN Sports. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  0  1   0  1  1  3  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  0   0  2  2  9  1
Buster Posey            SS        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  1
Ryan McArdle            DH        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mark Gildea             LF-RF     2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         4  0  0   0  0  2 10  2
Tyler Chambliss         P                            1  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  2  4   2  7 12 24  7
Opp                              28  4  4   4  2 11 27  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (13)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Gildea (4)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss      L (10-3)   7.0  4  4  1  2  9
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  4  4  1  2 11
Opp                  W          9.0  4  2  2  7 12


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FLORIDA STATE 4, WAKE FOREST 3
05/06/2006, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Twenty innings, five hours, 545 pitches and 132 at bats after first pitch, the 12th-ranked FSU baseball team won the longest game in school history 4-3 over 21st-ranked Wake Forest. The Seminoles (37-12, 14-9) got a dominating performance from their pitching staff as seven pitchers combined to hold Wake Forest without an earned run and to shutdown the Demon Deacon offense for 17 consecutive frames. Reliever Barret Browning (7-2) pitched six innings in picking up the win while Michael Hyde picked up the first save of his FSU career. Dennis Guinn's RBI double in the 20th clinched the victory.

"In my opinion we have one of the best pitching staffs in the nation," said Browning. "Some may argue we don't have the best arms and that is a fair argument. The thing about our staff is we have a lot of guts. We go out there and every pitch we are giving it everything we got. We lose with our best stuff and we win with our best stuff. We work way too hard to come out here and not win this type of game."

Florida State trailed the Demon Deacons (31-15, 15-8) 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning before tying the game on All-American Shane Robinson's two-out RBI single. Both teams had their opportunities to win the game in extra innings, including a Wake Forest runner who was gunned out at home with nobody out in the 19th. It was Guinn though who came through with the biggest hit of the day as his RBI double plated Robinson who had led off the 20th inning with a base hit.

"This was a great game probably one of the greatest games I have ever been in," said Guinn. "I credit everybody on the team. The pitching staff was great. The defense held strong and I am just glad to be a part of it."

The game was the longest ever played by an ACC team. It was the longest game ever for FSU beating the record 17-inning game versus Miami in 2000 that the Seminoles won 14-13. It was the first game in 2006 that FSU has won in its final at bat and it was the first time this season FSU has gone into the seventh inning trailing and gone on to win the game.

"This was a great game," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "This team showed a great desire and I was just very proud of each and every one of them. We went through a bunch of arms today so did (Wake Forest). We are just so impressed with Wake Forest and their pitchers. It was a great ballgame we were very fortunate to win."

Florida State pitchers allowed just nine hits in the 20 innings and they struck out 20 batters. Bryan Henry started the game and pitched an absolute gem allowing three unearned runs in 7 2/3. The FSU staff did not allow a single Wake Forest batter to record multiple hits in the five-plus hour game and the two pitching staffs allowed just three extra base hits combined.

"I saw a whole bunch of (good college pitching) too," said Martin when asked about the two staffs. "I saw a bunch of guys on each club play their hearts out for 20 innings. It is a shame that somebody had to walk away from there disappointed today."

As good as the entire staff was for FSU Saturday, Browning was a star. The senior, who had been demoted out of the starting rotation after the Miami series, threw 89 pitches in six innings of relief. He gave up just four hits and did not allow a run in picking up his seventh win.

"It was probably one of the best pitching performances I have had since I have been here," said Browning. "Luckily it came on the right day. I didn't do any more than the rest of these guys did today. If it wasn't for the guys behind me being consistent and making plays, we wouldn't have got this win. This was an absolute complete team effort today. That is all there is to say."

Mark Gildea put FSU on top early in the game with a two-run single up the middle off of Wake Forest starter Eric Niessen. The base hit came with the bases loaded in the top of the second inning.

Wake's Austin Jones opened the third with a bloop double to left field. The runner moved to third on a ground out before a hit by pitch put runners on the corners versus FSU starter Henry. An errant throw on a sac bunt allowed the run to come in and moved two runners into scoring position. After an intentional walk to Allan Dykstra to load the base, another error on an attempted double play allowed Wake to go in front 3-2.

For the fourth time in seven innings Florida State put its leadoff runner on base in the top of the seventh. Tony Thomas, Jr.'s leadoff single to left drove Niessen from the game and brought in Josh Ellis. On Ellis' second pitch Thomas swiped second and then a grounder to the right side moved the potential tying run to third with just one away. Ellis fanned the next batter taking away the threat of a sacrifice but pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz got hit by his eighth pitch of the year bringing Robinson to the plate. The All-American lined a shot through the left side tying up the game. Ryne Malone drew a walk to load up the bases but FSU could not cash in as a watched third strike ended the top of the seventh with the score 3-3.

Neither team seemed close to winning the game until Wake threatened in the 13th when closer Luke Tucker walked the leadoff batter ending his streak of retiring seven straight Demon Deacons. A sac bunt moved the runner into scoring position. After an intentional walk to slugger Allan Dykstra, Tucker got Matt Antonelli on a pop up and the final out on a grounder as Wake stranded two runners.

Tucker's brilliant stint ended after 3 2/3 in the bottom of the 14th when Brian Chambers came in. The junior gave up a base hit, just the fifth hit of the game, and then a sac bunt moved the winning run into scoring position for the second straight inning. That brought Browning into the game. The senior got the second out on a grounder that allowed the winning run to move up to third but a pop up in the infield ended the threat.

Both teams mounted minor threats on and off up until the bottom of the nineteenth when a leadoff double put the Deacons in business. The next batter followed with a single but left fielder Mark Gildea gunned the runner down at the plate to keep FSU alive. The next Deacon bunted down the third base line. The ball bounced foul, was never touched and then came back into fair territory putting the winning run in scoring position. A wild pitch moved the runner to third with one out before a Browning K. The inning then came to an end on a grounder right back to the pitcher.

Robinson opened the 20th inning with a single to center field and then Guinn followed by lacing a 2-0 pitch into the gap in right. That scored Robinson plating the eventual winning run and the first run for either team in 13 innings.

"I got out in front of some off speed pitches and made some bad decisions at the plate," said Guinn of his 1-for-8 day entering the 20th inning. "To come through like that it doesn't matter how it happens. It was a big win for us."

The Deacons tried to rally and extend the game when they drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the frame. A hit batter forced the tying run into scoring position bringing Hyde into the game and ended it with a strike 'em out/throw 'em out double play. The junior struck out the first batter he faced looking and then back-up catcher Kyle Maxie gunned down the runner trying to swipe third. It was the second batter Maxie threw out in the game, doubling his season total.

Florida State concludes its series with Wake Forest Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Sunday's series finale is scheduled will be shown live on SUN Sports. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        7  1  2   1  1  0  6  0
Ryne Malone             3B        8  0  2   0  1  0  3  5
Dennis Guinn            1B        9  0  2   1  0  3 17  1
Buster Posey            SS        8  1  2   0  1  1  4  7
Ryan McArdle            DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-DH     6  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        7  2  2   0  1  1  8  4
Ryan Strauss            RF        7  0  0   0  1  1  6  0
Mark Gildea             LF        7  0  2   2  1  3  2  1
Danny Diaz              C         1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         5  0  0   0  0  1 11  2
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  1
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              67  4 13   4  6 11 60 21
Opp                              65  3  9   1  8 12 60 27

E - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (18), Danny Diaz (6)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (13)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Shane Robinson (4), Tommy Oravetz (8)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Ryan McArdle (1), Danny Diaz (5)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (26), Tony Thomas (16)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry                     7.2  4  3  0  3  5
Brent Marsh                     1.1  0  0  0  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Luke Tucker                     3.2  0  0  0  2  1
Brian Chambers                  0.1  1  0  0  0  0
Barret Browning      W (7-2)    6.0  4  0  0  3  4
Michael Hyde         Sv(1)      0.2  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                            20.0  9  3  0  8 12
Opp                  L         20.0 13  4  3  6 11


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CLEMSON 9, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/12/2006, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CLEMSON, SC - Florida State's Friday night woes continued in Clemson, SC tonight. The 12th-ranked Seminoles gave up 18 hits, tying a season-high, as they dropped their fifth opener in the last six ACC series. Clemson jumped all-over FSU right from the start and cruised to a 9-1 win. The Tigers recorded career-highs for runs and hits off FSU ace Tyler Chambliss (10-4) and limited the Seminoles (37-13, 14-10) to just three hits on the night.

"It was just one of those games where we got mugged," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "It was one of those, which we just got ripped. Eighteen hits, everything they did was just very impressive. (Clemson starter Stephen) Faris pitched a great ballgame. We were totally dominated.

"We certainly didn't kick the ball around. It wasn't that we gave them any runs. They just beat us. This is one of those games you look at and there was no way we could have won this baseball game. They just pounded us."

Clemson (37-13, 19-6) didn't homer in the game but did record four doubles, equaling a season high allowed by Seminole pitchers. Eight of Clemson's nine starters recorded a hit and four had three or more hits in the contest. It was the toughest outing of Chambliss' stellar career.

"They put the ball in play and hit the pitch when I had two strikes," said Chambliss. "Everything they hit found a hole. Nothing went our way. We played good defense. It felt like Georgia Tech all over again. Everything they hit fell. It was just their night."

"They put the ball in play and did a great job of being aggressive at the plate," said Martin of Clemson's success versus Chambliss. "They definitely got the job done."

Clemson got on top early as Hermann Demmink lead off the bottom of the first with a double to the gap in left. He was sacrificed over to third and then Marquez Smith doubled the run home. Smith moved up to third on a fly out and then came in on the Tigers' third hit of the inning making it 2-0. Chambliss walked the next batter putting two on with two away. A wild pitch left Clemson with runners on the corners before Chambliss' second straight walk loaded the bases up. The junior got out of the jam though on a ground out to second base ending the inning.

After FSU went 1-2-3 again in the second, an error and a base hit put the Tigers back in business. A double play moved a runner up to third but also brought the Seminoles one out away from ending the inning. Chambliss hit the next batter putting runners on the corners but the curve-baller ended the inning with his first K of the night.

Ryan Strauss opened the third with a triple to left center. After Faris (7-2) got Mark Gildea looking, the Clemson starter plunked Kyle Maxie on a 2-2 pitch to put runners on the corners. Shane Robinson halved the lead on a sac fly plating Strauss.

The Tigers answered in the bottom of the third. Back-to-back singles put runners on first and second. Then the third straight single put Clemson back in front by two runs. The fourth straight single put the Tigers up 4-1.

Clemson continued its success against Chambliss in the fourth. The Tigers third double of the game was followed by another single as the lead grew to 5-1 on the 10th hit of the night, a new career high versus Chambliss. Another single and a bunt base hit built the lead to 6-1.

Faris walked seven-hole hitter Strauss and hit Gildea to put two on with just one away for FSU in the fifth but a double play killed the potential Seminole rally.

For the third straight inning Chambliss surrendered back-to-back hits to open the bottom of the fifth. Smith then recorded his third double of the game plating the seventh and eighth runs, a new career high for Chambliss. The three doubles by Smith tied a single-game record at Clemson. That knocked Chambliss out of the game and brought Travis Burge in. The freshman recorded the first two outs before giving up a single to put Clemson up 9-1.

Florida State continues its conference series with Clemson Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Saturday's game is scheduled will be shown live on CSS. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  0   0  0  0 10  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  2  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  0   0  1  2  3  8
Ryan Strauss            RF        3  1  2   0  1  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Kyle Maxie              C         2  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
  Danny Diaz            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  1  3   1  3  6 24 13
Opp                              39  9 18   9  3  5 27  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (7)
2B - Opp-4
3B - FSU-Ryan Strauss (1)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (6), Mark Gildea (5), Kyle Maxie (3)
SH - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Shane Robinson (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Kyle Maxie (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss      L (10-4)   4.0 15  9  9  2  3
Travis Burge                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Michael Hyde                    1.0  1  0  0  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0 18  9  9  3  5
Opp                  W          9.0  3  1  1  3  6


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CLEMSON 4, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/13/2006, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CLEMSON, SC - Things aren't going Florida State's way as of late and there was more proof of that Saturday in Clemson. FSU took a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning before a two-out single tied the game. An unearned run on a single just off the outstretched glove of Tony Thomas, Jr. in the tenth won the game for Clemson as the Tigers walked off with a series win over Florida State. The come-from-behind 4-3 victory dropped FSU to 37-14 on the year and 14-11 in the ACC.

"That was very tough, very tough," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We did a great job today but it is just one of those things. I don't know what the good Lord has in store for us but I can't wait to see.

"We did the things it takes to win today. We just happened to come up short."

FSU came one out away from winning the game in the bottom of the ninth before a chopper up the middle off ace closer Luke Tucker (0-1) tied the game. The winning run in the tenth got on base on an errant throw from short that pulled Dennis Guinn off the bag. The runner then moved into scoring position on a wild pitch before Tyler Colvin's seeing-eye single brought in the game-winning run.

"We played our hearts out," said right fielder Jack Rye. "I thought we showed a lot of improvement today. It just didn't go our way. It was one of those days. We know we are a good team. We have to come out and fight every game. Later on we will realize that and it will benefit us."

"That is one of the best teams in the country," said Seminole starter Bryan Henry of Clemson. "We know we can hang with them. We are right there."

The loss overshadowed a stellar outing by Henry. The junior pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowed just two runs, struck out two and allowed just five hits. The right-hander did not issue a walk throwing 110 pitches. After issuing multiple walks in six straight games, Henry was as sharp as he had been in quite some time.

"He pitched great," said Martin. "He pitched his heart out. He pitched a great ballgame."

"I was able to pitch off my fastball today, I was locating it pretty well," said Henry. "I got them to chase a few curveballs. I just let my defense work for me."

Tiger ace Josh Cribb opened the game with four straight balls putting Robinson on base. Rye, in his first game back since injuring a hamstring versus JU, singled. A Guinn sac bunt moved both runners into scoring position. Buster Posey then delivered a two-RBI single up the middle on a two strike Cribb offering staking FSU to an early 2-0 lead.

"Our approach today was if you see a strike early in the count hit it and hit it hard," said Rye. "I think that benefited us a lot. We didn't have too many strikeouts today and hopefully we can carry that on through the rest of the season."

Clemson's first hit of the game went for extra bases in the second as Travis Storrer doubled to right field off Henry. The junior went on to get the next two hitters though and put an end to the second.

Ryne Malone led off the fourth with a single up the middle. Ryan Strauss moved the runner to second and then a Cribb wild pitch put Malone on third. DH Josh Spivey brought the run in on a chopper up the middle making it a 3-0 game.

Robinson led off the fifth with his second walk of the game. That sent Cribb to the bench with his shortest start since a 2 1/3 inning stint versus Miami March 31, 2006. Robinson made it into scoring position with two away before a walk put Posey on board as well. Malone then came up and singled into right field but Robinson was gunned down at home on the play ending the top of the frame.

Clemson put its leadoff runner on for the first time in the game in the fifth when Taylor Harbin led off with an infield single, just the second hit allowed by Henry. Clemson couldn't cash in though as the Tallahassee native continued to cruise.

A one out single and a hit by pitch put two Tigers on base in the bottom of the sixth. A ground out moved both runners into scoring position then Storrer cleared the bases with a deep triple off the fence in right field making it a 3-2 game. Rye crashed into the fence trying to make the grab but couldn't come up with the ball.

"I was very close," said Rye when asked about the play. "I can't tell you if it went off my glove or not. It all happened so fast. I banged my knee against the wall. It may have hit my glove."

FSU looked for some insurance in the eighth. Guinn led off with a double into the gap in right. Posey then sacrificed the runner to third bringing new reliever Ryan Hinson (3-0) into the game to face Malone who was 2-for-3 on the day. The junior sent a grounder to second but for the second time in the game FSU had a runner trying to score thrown out at the plate.

Herman Demmink, who was 0-for-3 on the day, opened the eighth with a double. A sac moved the potential tying run 90 feet away ending Henry's brilliant day. Brent Marsh came on and fanned Marquez Smith for the second out and then Matt DiBlasi entered to face the left-handed hitting Colvin. DiBlasi fared just as well as Marsh fanning the clean-up hitter ending the eighth.

"Those guys did a fantastic job," said Henry. "That is what they are put in there to do. You have to give a lot of credit to those guys for pitching their hearts out. As a team we played our hearts out."

After FSU went quietly in the top of the ninth, Clemson put two runners on base with one away versus Tucker. The junior fanned Stan Widmann for the second out but he couldn't get No. 9 hitter Adrian Cassanova out as the catcher chopped a single up the middle to tie the game at 3-3. It was the first hit of the day for the senior.

FSU tried to get back on top in the 10th. Robinson laced a one-out single into center field but back-to-back fly ball outs left the potential winning run standing on first.

An error on a Posey throw in the bottom of the 10th put a Tiger aboard with one away. A wild pitch moved the winning run into scoring position setting the stage for Colvin's heroics.

Florida State concludes its conference series with Clemson Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Fan Appreciation Night at Dick Howser Stadium is Tuesday night versus South Alabama. The game will start at 6:00 p.m. and there is no admission charge for the game. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  1  1   0  2  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  2   0  0  0  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   0  0  0 10  2
Buster Posey            SS        2  0  1   2  1  0  2  0
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  3
Ryan Strauss            LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Mark Gildea           LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Josh Spivey             DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  0   0  1  0  2  2
Kyle Maxie              C         4  0  0   0  0  3  5  1
Bryan Henry             P                            1  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  3  8   3  4  4 28 10
Opp                              38  4  9   4  0  6 30 16

E - Opp-1, FSU-Bryan Henry (2), Buster Posey (19)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (14)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (2), Buster Posey (2), Ryan Strauss (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (17)
CS - FSU-Ryne Malone (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry                     7.1  5  2  2  0  2
Brent Marsh                     0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Luke Tucker          L (0-1)    1.1  4  2  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.1  9  4  3  0  6
Opp                  W         10.0  8  3  3  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 5,470

CLEMSON 11, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/14/2006, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

CLEMSON, SC - Florida State's struggles in the ACC continued Sunday as seventh-ranked Clemson (39-13, 21-6) completed its first sweep of FSU since 2000 with an 11-2 victory. With the loss FSU (37-15, 14-12) has now been swept twice in an ACC season for the first time in school history and the Seminoles have lost four ACC series, another program high. Clemson used three homeruns, the first hit by either team in the series, to score double digit runs against the Seminoles for just the fifth time in the last 57 meetings.

"That was just total domination," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I can't believe they hit three homeruns into the wind. That was probably the biggest surprise of this ballgame. For somebody to be able to hit one out of this park with the wind blowing the way it was."

The Seminoles are now 5-11 in their last 16 games and have fallen into eighth place in the ACC overall standings. Florida State has not won an ACC series since the beginning of April versus Boston College and the Seminoles are in the midst of the toughest stretch of Martin's career. In 2004 Martin's Seminoles went 6-10 at one point toward the end of the regular season but ended up playing in Super Regionals that year.

"I can't put a finger on (FSU's play as of late)," said Martin. "But we are going to keep on working at it. We have to go home and re-group and start believing in ourselves again."

"We got beat three good and it hurts," said junior captain Ryne Malone. "We are just going to have to stay strong mentally as a team. This bunch needs to stay together through this."

Despite sitting in the eighth spot for the ACC tournament, FSU can drastically improve its position with a strong showing this weekend at home versus NC State. Wake Forest entered the day just a game ahead of FSU and they have to travel to Clemson for a three-game set next weekend. NC State entered the day just a half a game ahead of the Seminoles and still have a trip to Dick Howser Stadium awaiting them.

"We just have to keep going," said Malone. "We got it handed to us this weekend but it isn't over. This isn't postseason. Our season isn't over. We have four games left and two games guaranteed to us in the ACC Tournament. We have six guaranteed games left and we have to give 110 percent to get where we want to be."

Things didn't get off to an ideal start for FSU. A hit batter sandwiched by two Mark Sauls (1-1) walks put the Tigers in business in the second with the bases loaded and nobody out. A ground out drove one run home but a double play ended the threat as FSU escaped what could have been an early deficit.

FSU came right back and tied the game in the top of the third. A Tony Thomas, Jr. base hit combined with a Danny Diaz sac bunt and a wild pitch put the runner on third. Shane Robinson then popped a ball up to shallow right field allowing the run to some in on the sac. A walk and a base hit put runners on the corners with two away versus Jason Berken (8-3) and Buster Posey came up and gave the Seminoles the lead. The freshman sent a Berken offering back up the middle for his team-leading third RBI of the weekend. FSU tried to add to the lead on a Malone single but for the third time in three games FSU had a runner gunned down at the plate.

In the bottom of the third the Tigers stormed right back. Back-to-back singles put runners on the corners with nobody out and Marquez Smith tied the game up with an RBI single. That ended Sauls' day and brought Barret Browning into the game. The senior got a fly ball but Robinson and Ryan Strauss could not settle on who should take the fly and it fell in to load the bases on the error. The Tigers jumped in front on a double play ball but that was all Clemson could get.

The Tigers added to their lead in the fourth. A two-out, two-strike RBI single by Herman Demmink made it a 4-2 Clemson advantage. The lead grew once again with one swing of the bat just moments later. Smith, who was a thorn in FSU's side all weekend, hit the first HR of the series, a three-run shot, making the Tiger lead 7-2. Tyler Colvin followed with a triple as Browning's struggles continued.

The second homerun of the game once again came off the bat of a Tiger. Taylor Harbin sent the first offering of the game from Travis Burge out of the stadium. One pitch later it was Andy D'Alessio's turn as he went out over the right field fence as the lead ballooned to 9-2.

Clemson put double digit runs up in the sixth when a two-out double plated the tenth run. The lead grew to 11-2 on another base hit.

Florida State returns home for the last four games of the regular season this week. Fan Appreciation Night at Dick Howser Stadium is Tuesday night versus South Alabama. The game will start at 6:00 p.m. and there is no admission charge. NC State comes to town for the final regular season series starting Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  2   0  0  0  8  0
  Charles Cleveland     3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  0  1   1  1  0  2  5
Ryne Malone             3B-1B     4  0  1   0  0  1  3  1
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Josh Spivey             DH        3  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  1   0  0  2  0  3
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Danny Diaz              C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         3  0  1   0  0  0  5  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  2  7   2  3  7 24 10
Opp                              36 11 13  10  4  5 27 11

E - Opp-3, FSU-Ryan Strauss (1)
2B - Opp-1
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Danny Diaz (6)
SF - FSU-Shane Robinson (5)
SB - Opp-2
CS - FSU-Dennis Guinn (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls           L (1-1)    2.0  4  3  2  2  0
Barret Browning                 2.0  4  4  4  1  1
Travis Burge                    1.2  2  3  3  1  2
Brian Chambers                  1.1  2  1  1  0  2
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 13 11 10  4  5
Opp                  W          9.0  7  2  2  3  7


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,582

SOUTH ALABAMA 7, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/16/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Seminole baseball team has been working overtime as of late. After not going to extra innings once in the first 49 games of the 2006 season, FSU played its third extra inning game in the last five Tuesday night. Despite working into overtime, FSU still couldn't seem to find a way to get back on track. Five unearned runs in the top of the 11th inning led FSU (37-16) to its fifth loss in the last six games heading into the final series of the 2006 regular season this Thursday versus NC State.

"This is so disappointing," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We played our hearts out but we couldn't seem to get over the hump. We had a couple of chances to win it and just couldn't get over the hump."

"We came out and played hard," said FSU starting pitcher Michael Hyde. "We are battling. Things are going to turn around for us. We have a never say die attitude. We are going to fight until the end no matter what the outcome is. We leave it all out there and are going to fight until the end."

FSU did fight all game long versus the Jaguars (37-17) and ace hurler P.J. Walters (10-2). The Seminole pitching staff was dominant until an error and one misplaced pitch in the 11th inning opened the flood gates for USA. This was just the second loss for FSU this season in a mid-week games but the third straight regular season victory for South Alabama in the series. The Seminoles are now 1-4 in the last five games and 5-12 since the Miami series.

"We need a win," said Martin. "We need a win. We need to regain our confidence. We are trying so hard. The young men are putting forth every ounce of energy they have. There is not anybody going through the motions. We are just struggling to get that elusive win. These young men deserve better. But that is the way this game is. It doesn't owe you anything."

Walters was phenomenal for the Jaguars. After pitching eight innings Friday in a conference game, the junior came back and threw all 11 innings striking out 11 and issuing just one walk. He threw 147 pitches and allowed just the two runs.

"(Walters) was better the seventh through the 11th than he was at the start of the game," said Ryne Malone when asked about the Jaguar ace. "That was something I have never seen before. He is a great pitcher. You have to tip your hat to him and give him all the credit in the world."

"South Alabama came in and used their number one guy," said Martin. "He threw 147 pitches. The game meant a lot to them also."

It is hard not to be overshadowed by Walters' performance, but Hyde had a solid outing himself. The Florida State junior went six innings, allowed just the two runs, he struck out four and for the first time in his last 18 starts he did not walk a batter.

"I am proud of the outing but disappointed like everybody else that we lost," said Hyde. "We came out and played hard."

Neither team mounted much of an attack versus the starting pitchers until the bottom of the fourth when Jack Rye led off with a double down the right field line. He was sacrificed over to third and then a Malone base hit broke the scoreless tie. Josh Spivey followed by sending a two-out single into right making it a 2-0 FSU lead.

South Alabama tried to stage a two-out rally in the top of the fifth as a Guillermo Martinez double gave the Jaguars a runner in scoring position. Joel Collins then followed with an RBI single cutting the FSU lead in half.

USA evened up the game with one swing as Patrick Weaver took Hyde yard. It was the ninth homer for Weaver.

The Jaguars led off the seventh with a single but couldn't cash in as Brent Marsh closed down the threat.

Tommy Oravetz recorded a pinch hit single in the bottom of the seventh as FSU tried to reclaim the lead. Walters hung tough though and got out of the inning.

Two errors in the top of the eighth opened the door for the Jaguars. A dropped ball on a force out and a botched play on a sac bunt put two on with nobody out. Another sacrifice moved both runners into scoring position and then an intentional walk loaded the bases. Matt DiBlasi came in and got the second out on a K in the 100th appearance of his career. Brian Chambers came in after and needed just one pitch to get the final out and end the threat.

In the bottom of the 10th FSU put two on with two away with Walters still in the game. It was the third time this season the junior had pitched into the 10th inning. Florida State couldn't cash in though as Shane Robinson laced a shot into the gap in left but what would have been the game-winning hit just wouldn't fall in as the game moved to the 11th.

An error once again put a Jaguar runner on base, this time in the 11th. Chambers then issued a two out walk to move the potential lead run into scoring position. An infield single loaded the bases up and then a Tyler Jones triple put the Jaguars up 5-2. Weaver then got into the act again as he hit his second homer of the game, this one a two-run shot, as USA extended the lead to 7-2.

NC State comes to town for the final regular season series starting Thursday and all three games will be played at 7:00 p.m. Sunday is senior day and the game will be shown live on SUN Sports. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        5  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  2   0  0  1  3  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  5
Ryne Malone             3B        5  1  2   1  0  2  0  3
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   0  1  1 13  2
Josh Spivey             DH        5  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-LF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  4  2
Kyle Maxie              C         2  0  0   0  0  1  6  1
  Ryan McArdle          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Diaz            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Michael Hyde            P                            1  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  2
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  2  8   2  1 11 33 16
Opp                              42  7  8   7  4  9 33 12

E - FSU-Ryne Malone 3 (10), Dennis Guinn (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye 2 (12)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Danny Diaz (4)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (3)
SB - FSU-Ryne Malone (8)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Gildea (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde                    6.0  5  2  2  0  4
Brent Marsh                     1.1  0  0  0  1  2
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers       L (0-3)    3.0  3  5  0  3  1
Barret Browning                 0.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                            11.0  8  7  2  4  9
Opp                  W         11.0  8  2  2  1 11


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SOUTH ALABAMA
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 1,317

FLORIDA STATE 11, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10
05/18/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The 15th-ranked FSU baseball team needed a game like this. While still jockeying for position in the ACC Tournament and NCAA seeding, FSU needed Thursday night's win for more than that. For just the second time in the last seven ACC series Florida State (38-16, 15-12) won the opening game of a weekend set and the Seminoles did it in dramatic fashion. Florida State staged its latest come back of the season rallying from a 10-8 deficit in the eighth inning and then got a walk-off bases loaded single from Dennis Guinn to down No. 20 NC State (34-18, 15-12) in 10 innings.

"I am obviously very relieved," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "That was a big win for our baseball team. That was a big, big win. This was a win this program sorely needed."

"The way things have been going it feels good to turn it around," said Thursday night's hero Guinn. "Especially in an extra inning game and in walk-off fashion like that. It takes a lot of pressure off of us and lets you relax a little bit."

Florida State collected its most hits (17) since a 20-hit outburst versus Miami April 15 in picking up its second extra inning win of the season. Jack Rye tied a career high with four hits and he also drove in three runs. Shane Robinson went 3-for-6 with three RBIs and FSU hit three homers in a game for the first time since March 28.

"We definitely needed this win and we got it," said Rye. "Our momentum is finally moving forward."

Ace closer Luke Tucker (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings striking out four to pick up the first win of his FSU career but the entire bullpen was stellar once again. The pen allowed just three earned runs in 7 2/3 innings while fanning seven Wolfpack batters.

"Luke pitched well and (Matt) DiBlasi pitched well," said Martin. "I guess we pitched six guys but I am just very pleased with the poise everyone showed."

FSU starter Bryan Henry got into a little bit of a jam in the first inning. A single and hit batter put two on with just one away. Henry walked the next batter to load the bases before getting the second out on his second K of the inning. The junior ended the threat when he fanned his third batter of the inning.

For the first time in seven games FSU went yard in the bottom of the first. Rye hit his 10th homer of the season off NC State starter Gib Hobson making it a 1-0 game.

The Pack answered back in the second. Back-to-back one out singles put a couple runners on. Henry's second walk loaded the bases once again and this time NC State took advantage as Ramon Corona singled up the middle to tie the game at 1-1. A sac fly made it a 2-1 game.

The game went back and forth once again in the bottom of the second as FSU put two runners on with just one away. After Hobson got the second out on a K, Robinson delivered an RBI single to tie the game up. Rye then came up big again as the junior continued his torrid hitting by ripping a two-run double down the right field line.

Buster Posey led off the third with a double down the left field line. Ryne Malone followed with a bunt base hit. Hobson got the first out on a ball driven through the right side that hit Malone while he was advancing to second base. Ryan Strauss made it a 5-2 FSU lead on a ground out, his 19th RBI of the season.

For the third time in the game NC State loaded the bases in the fourth inning. Three straight one out singles put the Pack in business and then a fourth plated two runs cutting FSU's lead to 5-4. The fifth straight base hit tied the game up and then Henry plunked the next batter to load the bases up again. That brought Brent Marsh into the game and he got the second out on a sac fly that put the Wolfpack back in front 6-5.

North Carolina State picked up their 11th and 12th hits in the fifth. An errant throw allowed the Pack to tack another run onto their lead making it 7-5.

Ryne Malone got FSU within a run on the Seminoles second homer of the game. The junior sent his 10th of the season out over the lowest part of the fence in right center.

Florida State stormed back into the lead thanks to Robinson. The junior blasted his fifth homer of the year, a two-run shot, putting FSU back in the lead at 8-7. It was the fifth lead change in the game.

A single and a double put NC State runners on second and third. A sac fly then brought in the tying run as the game went to the bottom of the seventh all tied at 8-8.

Reliever Barret Browning opened the eighth by issuing back-to-back walks. A base hit loaded the bags for the fifth time in the game. Brian Chambers relieved Browning and got the first out on a fielder's choice but the run did come home once again putting the Pack in front. A double down the right field line gave NC State another run but the Seminoles were able to throw the trailing runner out at the plate to end the inning.

The Seminoles were beneficiaries of back-to-back walks to open the bottom of the eighth. After Tony Thomas, Jr. sacrificed both runners into scoring position, an error on a ground ball hit by Tommy Oravetz to first brought in both runners tying the game at 10-10.

"We were thinking positive thoughts when we fell two runs behind in the eighth inning," said Martin. "We ended up getting a big break when Tommy Oravetz hit the ball. Tommy was a big part of this game. He put the ball in play for us. He would have driven in one run fortunately for us the ball took a little bit of a bad hop, kicked off the guy and Mike (Martin, Jr.) did a great job of bringing Ryan Strauss in."

A leadoff walk and a sac bunt put the potential lead run in scoring position for the Pack in the top of the ninth. That brought Tucker into the game. The ace closer fanned the first batter he faced before issuing an intentional walk. The junior ended the threat though on his second K.

The Seminoles tried to stage a two out rally in the bottom of the ninth. A two out walk to Josh Spivey and a flared single to center by Ryan Strauss put the winning run 90 feet away but FSU was unable to plate the winner as the game went into extra innings. It was the fourth extra inning affair for the Seminoles in their last six games.

Back-up catcher Kyle Maxie opened the 10th with a single through the left side. Robinson followed with his third hit of the night as Maxie moved into scoring position. Rye loaded the bases up with a single to right once again putting the winning run 90 feet from home. That's when Guinn came through with the biggest hit of his young career.

"I just tried to find a pitch I could drive and that was the first pitch he threw me," said Rye of his key hit in the 10th. "I just wanted to help this team any way I can. It didn't matter that Maxie didn't score on my hit because I knew the guy behind me would do it. Dennis (Guinn) came through for us."

Florida State and NC State continue their three game series Friday at 7:00 p.m. The series finale Saturday will be shown live on SUN Sports and it will be senior day at the park. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        6  2  3   3  0  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        6  1  4   3  0  0  1  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  0  1   1  1  0  7  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  3
Ryne Malone             3B        5  1  2   1  0  1  0  2
Josh Spivey             DH        3  2  2   0  2  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  2   0  0  1  5  4
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  0   0  1  2  8  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         1  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  1
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  1
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 11 17  10  5  5 30 14
Opp                              39 10 16  96  7 11 27 15

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (8)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (13), Buster Posey (11)
HR - FSU-Shane Robinson (5), Jack Rye (10), Ryne Malone (10)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (4), Tony Thomas (2)
SF - Opp-3
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry                     3.1 10  6  6  2  4
Brent Marsh                     3.0  4  2  1  1  1
Barret Browning                 0.2  1  2  2  2  1
Brian Chambers                  0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Matt DiBlasi                    1.0  1  0  0  1  1
Luke Tucker          W (1-1)    1.2  0  0  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                            10.0 16 10  9  7 11
Opp                  L          9.0 17 11 10  5  5


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 3,904

FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
05/19/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After struggling at the plate the last few ACC series, the Florida State bats have come to life this weekend. No. 15 FSU hit multiple homeruns for the second straight game and now has five in the two games versus No. 20 NC State as the Seminoles (39-16, 16-12) secured the series win over the Wolfpack (34-19, 15-13) with a 7-1 win Friday night. Tyler Chambliss (11-4) pitched a gem and Jack Rye knocked in three of FSU's runs as the Seminoles won their first conference series since April 8.

"We really needed this," said Chambliss. "Everybody did their part. The defense was awesome and everybody played their part to get the job done.

"Things went our way tonight. We got the big hits and just got the job done."

The victory secured at least a seventh place finish for the Seminoles but FSU is still in contention to move as high as fifth entering the ACC Tournament Wednesday. Florida State is still fighting to position itself to host an NCAA Regional for the 10th straight season. If the team is able to complete the series with a win Saturday, the Seminoles will reach the all important 40-win mark.

"We have put ourselves in position to really accomplish something," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "If we could win tomorrow that would be 40 and that is very important to us. The (NCAA selection) committee looks at 40 as a gage. This team has played a very tough schedule and tomorrow is important."

Chambliss played a huge role in FSU remaining perfect at home in series versus NC State. The Roger Clemens Award semifinalist pitched 6 2/3 innings and limited the conference's top hitting team to just one run on four hits. It was the fewest runs scored by the Pack in eight games. The curveball specialist is now 10-2 when starting the second game of a series for FSU.

"Tonight I was trying to stay under control and log a lot of innings for our bullpen so we could be in good shape for tomorrow," said Chambliss. "I didn't want to overthrow and make mistakes. I just wanted to locate my pitches."

The bullpen was phenomenal once again for FSU. Matt DiBlasi and Brian Chambers shut the Pack down for 2 1/3. They did not allow a hit, struck out five and issued just one walk.

"That was a tremendous win for us and Tyler Chambliss set the tone for the ballgame," said Martin. "He pitched a great, great ballgame. Certainly Brian Chambers and Matt DiBlasi came in and did a great job. It was a game we needed and I am just very pleased to see that zero in the (error) column."

This is the first time since Duke that FSU recorded double digit hits in back-to-back conference games. Rye led the way with three RBIs on a 2-for-3 night. He had a double and a homerun. Since returning from a hamstring injury the sophomore is 10-for-22 with two doubles and two homers. He leads the team with 11 homeruns and has two in this series alone. He is hitting .667 in the two games, slugging 1.556 and he has six of the team's 17 RBIs.

"They have been giving me good pitches to hit and I have been doing damage with it," said Rye. "They do have great pitchers but it seems like all our bats are coming through at the right time.

"NC State's pitchers are really good but they have just been leaving some balls over the plate. I am just trying to help my team as best as possible. All of us have been doing well and we want to just keep it going."

Although they did not get on board in the first, the Seminoles did jump on top in the second. Buster Posey recorded FSU's first hit of the game off Eryk McConnell (6-6) as he led off with a single. Ryne Malone drove the run home with his second triple of the season as FSU broke on top 1-0. FSU tried to extend its lead on a grounder back up the middle but a bare handed grab by McConnell and strike to the plate cut Malone down keeping it a 1-0 game.

FSU added to the lead with a two-out rally in the third. Rye started things off with a bloop double down the left field line. Dennis Guinn then scored the run on a soft liner just past a diving second baseman. It was the 58th RBI of the season for the sophomore.

Guinn got himself into scoring position again to lead off the sixth. He sent a high chopper to short and beat out the throw which was skipped past the first baseman allowing him to get to second. A sac bunt, intentional walk to Malone and hit by pitch loaded the bases. Ryan Strauss' ground out plated the third run.

For the first time since the second inning NC State put a runner in scoring position in the seventh. A leadoff walk and a single put Wolfpack base runners on the corners. The Seminoles weren't able to hold on to the shutout but a double play got Chambliss two outs as the Pack closed the gap to 3-1. After the junior lost the next batter, Matt DiBlasi entered the game in relief and struck out his 18th batter of the year to end the threat.

In the bottom of the seventh Danny Diaz opened things up with a single up the middle. Shane Robinson followed with a double putting runners on second and third with nobody out. Rye then followed by blasting a shot over the right field screen making it a 6-1 game. It was the first time he went deep twice in a series since March versus Brown.

"That felt really good," said Rye of the homer. "It gave us some insurance runs."

Travis Anderson bolstered the Seminole lead in the bottom of the eighth with a pinch hit home run making it a 7-1 game.

Florida State and NC State conclude their three game series Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The series finale will be shown live on SUN Sports and it will be senior day at the park. Game Tracker will be available for every game this season along with a live radio broadcasts available on WFLA locally and free on the Internet at seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  2   3  1  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  2   1  0  1  9  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  1  1   0  0  0  4  4
Ryne Malone             3B        3  0  1   1  1  0  1  1
Josh Spivey             DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        2  0  0   1  1  0  1  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-LF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  0   0  0  3  2  7
Danny Diaz              C         4  1  1   0  0  0  8  2
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  7 10   7  3  5 27 15
Opp                              26  1  4   0  5  8 24 12

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Shane Robinson (13), Jack Rye (14)
3B - FSU-Ryne Malone (2)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (11), Travis Anderson (2)
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (9)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (5)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss      W (11-4)   6.2  4  1  1  4  3
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  2.0  0  0  0  1  4
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  1  1  5  8
Opp                  L          8.0 10  7  7  3  5


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE 15, FLORIDA STATE 7
05/20/2006, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State left the field Saturday night feeling pretty good about their final series of the year. Despite a 15-8 loss to No. 20 NC State (35-19, 16-13) in the series finale, the Seminoles won their most impressive weekend series of the year taking two games from a top 25 team and a squad ranked in the top 20 of the RPI. Fifteenth-ranked Florida State (39-17, 16-13) will now turn its attention to the ACC Tournament set to begin Wednesday in Jacksonville.

"This was not the least bit frustrating," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin on the loss in the finale. "We had a good weekend.

"We swung the bat very well tonight but North Carolina State just came out and took the game to us early."

The Seminoles recorded double digit hits and scored at least seven runs for the third straight game in the series. Shane Robinson led the way going 3-for-4 on the night and Ryne Malone had the biggest hit of the game as he launched a three-run homer. It was the third straight game in which FSU has hit a homerun after going seven straight games without a bomb coming into the series.

Despite the offensive success, FSU just couldn't keep up with NC State's offense. The Wolfpack scored early and often scoring in seven of nine frames. After a scoreless first, the Pack opened the second with back-to-back base hits off starter Mark Sauls (1-2). A fly ball out put runners on the corners and then a ground out plated the first run of the game. Jonathan Diaz then came back to hurt FSU once again. The shortstop tripled home two runs making it a 3-0 game. It was his sixth hit in eight at bats in the weekend series.

Michael Hyde came in to relieve Sauls in the top of the third but didn't fare any better than the senior. The junior gave up a single and then a two-out homer to make the score 5-0.

In the bottom of the third FSU tried to answer back with a two-out rally. Robinson recorded his second hit of the game and then Jack Rye doubled to put two runners in scoring position versus Ryan Pond (2-0). A walk to Dennis Guinn loaded the bases but FSU couldn't cash in.

The NC State bats continued to stay hot in the fourth as the Pack put runners on the corners with one out. A ground out plated the sixth run and then the second NC State homer of the game boosted the lead to 8-0. Still followed with his second HR of the game as the lead grew to 9-0.

Jimmy Marshall opened up the fifth on the hill but the Wolfpack continued to score runs. For the fourth straight inning NC State put a run across as a sacrifice fly added to the lead at 10-0.

In the bottom of the sixth FSU put a couple more runners in scoring position on a single by Guinn and double by Buster Posey. Malone then brought them both in on his 11th HR of the year and the 30th of his career.

Travis Burge gave up a run in the seventh making it an 11-3 game but the Seminoles got it back in the bottom of the frame on a Guinn sacrifice following a Robinson double.

FSU's fifth pitcher of the night became the fifth to give up runs to the Pack. Caleb Graham entered in the eighth and gave up three more runs and the Wolfpack tacked on another in the ninth off Barret Browning. The 15 runs were the most scored versus FSU since Georgia Tech put up 15 April 21.

Florida State returns to action this Wednesday in Jacksonville at the 2006 ACC Tournament. The game time and opponent will be announced by the ACC office Sunday. Tickets for the tournament can be purchased on line at www.sunsbaseball.com or by calling (904) 358-2846.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  3   0  0  0  3  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  2  2   1  1  0  9  2
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  1   0  1  1  4  4
Ryne Malone             3B        5  2  1   3  0  0  1  2
Josh Spivey             DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-LF     2  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   1  1  0  1  2
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  1   0  0  0  4  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  7 12   5  4  3 27 13
Opp                              40 15 17  15  6  6 27 11

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (14), Jack Rye (15), Dennis Guinn (15), Buster Posey (12)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (3)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Ryne Malone (11)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (5)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (6)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (18)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls           L (1-2)    2.0  3  3  3  1  1
Michael Hyde                    2.0  7  6  6  1  2
Jimmy Marshall                  2.0  1  1  1  1  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  2  1  1  1  0
Caleb Graham                    1.0  4  3  3  0  1
Barret Browning                 1.0  0  1  1  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 17 15 15  6  6
Opp                  W          9.0 12  7  4  4  3


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VIRGINIA 6, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/24/2006, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Sixth-seeded FSU may not have had the chance to see ACC Player of the Year Sean Doolittle (11-1) during the regular season but after the opening game of the 2006 Baseball Championships, the Seminoles hope it is another year before they have to see the Virginia sophomore again. The Cavalier ace struck out nine Florida State batters and allowed just one run in six innings of work as third-seeded Virginia (45-12) downed FSU (39-18) 6-2 Wednesday. It was the first opening round loss in the ACC Tournament for FSU since 1994.

"Well from our standpoint it was just a situation where Sean Doolittle was extremely impressive," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "He just did a great job spotting his pitches. He kept us off balance. You have to credit the great job he did."

Florida State out hit the Cavaliers in the first meeting of the year between the teams but it was Virginia baseball at its finest that helped the Hoos cruise to the victory. UVA knocked in two runs on sac flies, the Cavs swiped five bases and they did not commit an error.

"Virginia does so much right," said Martin. "They are the epitome of a team that does not beat themselves. They're a well coached baseball team. I am very impressed with their staff."

"We knew going in they were a team that scrapped for all their runs just like we do," said FSU starter Bryan Henry of the Cavalier offense. "We knew it was going to be a dogfight and that's exactly what it was. They came out on top this time."

It wasn't just Doolittle that did the job against the Seminole hitters. Three Cavalier pitchers combined to limit FSU to just two runs and the UVA staff struck out 15 Seminoles, a new season high. The three hurlers issued just one walk as well.

"Their pitching and some of our lack of aggressiveness with two strikes," said Martin when asked about the why his team struck out 15 times. "I don't know how many (of the strikeouts) were taking but 15 strikeouts are too much."

Henry pitched into the eighth inning for the third time in his last four starts but he was saddled with the loss as his record fell to 9-3. The junior walked three and did not record a strikeout in a game he started for the first time since his first career outing March 6, 2005 versus Hawaii-Hilo. He was charged with all six runs, five of which were earned.

"I was just so pleased with Brian Henry and the guts he showed out there," said Martin. "He fought to keep this ball club in the game. He just kind of ran out of gas in the eighth inning but did a great job of competing. That has been his M.O. for the two years he has pitched at Florida State. If this team is able to get to the next level of play, (Henry) will certainly have the ball."

"I felt good," said Henry. "I went out there and just let them put the ball in play. My defense worked great behind me. We battled all day. They found a couple holes here and there, they ball bounced their way a few times. That's the game of baseball. We fought the whole time. That is all we can do."

The first batter for each team kind of summed up the way things were going to go in the opening game of the ACC Tournament. Shane Robinson smoked a Doolittle pitch that was snared by shortstop Greg Miclat who dove to his right to make a catch that was worthy of web gem status. FSU followed by striking out and fouling out to end the top of the first. On the other side, the first Virginia batter lined one right back to Henry that hit off his glove and rolled meekly to short for a single. A steal, a bunt and a sac fly followed putting the Cavs up early.

"The first play of the game was one of those where you go dad-gum that was a big time play," said Martin of the diving stab by Miclat. "Then he gets up to the plate and racks a ball right back up the middle on a good fastball and you're impressed with him."

FSU put runners on the corners with two away in the top of the third as Travis Anderson started the inning with a bunt single. After Doolittle fanned the next two hitters, a Robinson single put the tying run 90 feet away but Doolittle K'ed his seventh batter to keep UVA in front.

A one out double and an error put the Cavs back in business in the bottom of the third. Another sacrifice fly brought in the second run of the game.

Ryne Malone rocketed a two out double off the wall in right with two outs in the fourth as FSU looked for its first run of the game. Malone moved to third on a wild pitch but for the second time in four innings FSU left the runner standing 90 feet from home.

The lead grew to 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth. Brandon Guyer sent a 1-1 Henry offering over the fence in left field. It was just the fourth homer allowed all season by the junior.

The second Seminole error of the day helped the Cavaliers plate the fourth run. After back-to-back walks, the first two of the day, an errant throw on a double steal put Virginia into a commanding 4-0 lead.

Doolittle's shutout bid came to an end in the sixth inning. Jack Rye sent a 2-1 offering into the seats in right field. It was his team-leading 12th homer of the year.

Robinson got FSU a little closer in the eighth. The junior was hit by a Michael Schwimmer pitch. He then swiped second and third, moving him into second place on the all-time steals list at FSU. Buster Posey then got a key two-out single to bring the run home and make in 4-2. A Dennis Guinn double put runners on second and third. With the tying run in scoring position, ace closer Casey Lambert entered the game. The leftie got Ryne Malone swinging for the 14th K of the day for the Cavalier pitching staff.

"I thought the sequence Lambert used with Malone in the eighth inning was baseball at its best," said Martin. "He threw three fastballs with two strikes, which surprised me so I know it surprised Malone. His best pitch seems to be the breaking ball. Then after the three fastballs with a 3-2 count he breaks off a curveball for strike three. That is baseball at its best. My hat goes off to him on that."

Virginia really broke the game open in the eighth. A single and a walk followed by a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third. After reliever Brian Chambers intentionally walked David Adams to load the bases, a single brought in two more runs as the Cavaliers moved out to a 6-2 lead.

Ryan Strauss and Tony Thomas, Jr. both singled to put a couple runners on with one away in the ninth but a game ending double play ended any hopes of an FSU rally.

Florida State continues play at the 2006 ACC Tournament Thursday. The Seminoles will play an elimination game at 10:00 a.m. versus either NC State or North Carolina.

"It is not somewhere we have never been but it is going to be a monumental task," said Martin of playing out of the loser's bracket. "It is not one that's impossible. We know it is going to be difficult with the level of teams that are here."

The game time is 10:00 a.m. and the opponent will be the loser of the NC State/North Carolina game being played right now. Tickets for the tournament can be purchased on line at www.sunsbaseball.com or by calling (904) 358-2846.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   1  0  3  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  4
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   0  0  1 10  0
Ryne Malone             3B        3  0  1   0  1  2  1  4
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  0
Travis Anderson         DH        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   0  0  3  0  2
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
  Kyle Maxie            C         2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Bryan Henry             P                            1  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  2  8   2  1 15 24 12
Opp                              27  6  6   5  4  1 27  3

E - FSU-Dennis Guinn (10), Danny Diaz (7)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (16), Ryne Malone (14)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (12)
HBP - FSU-Shane Robinson (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-2
SB - Opp-5, FSU-Shane Robinson 2 (28)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          L (9-3)    7.0  5  6  5  3  0
Brian Chambers                  0.1  1  0  0  1  0
Barret Browning                 0.2  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  6  6  5  4  1
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  8  2  2  1 15


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FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA 6
05/25/2006, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Going into the bottom of the sixth inning the 18th-ranked Seminole baseball team was trailing No. 6 North Carolina 5-1 and looking at the real possibility of not winning a game in the ACC Tournament for the first time in program history. Thanks to Dennis Guinn's record-tying third grand slam of the season and a bases loaded, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth by Shane Robinson that didn't happen. The walk-off victory was the third for FSU in three years versus North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. With the victory FSU reached the 40-win total improving to 40-18 on the year.

"It was a big momentum booster for our team," said All-American Shane Robinson. "Our guys were staying positive the whole game, even down when North Carolina came out fighting. We just never gave up. We have guys on our team that can change the game with one swing of the bat like Dennis (Guinn) did. Tip your hat to those guys for getting it going and pulling ahead and staying positive the whole game."

"The only thing you can ask as a coach is 100% effort, to stay positive and keep fighting," said Seminole Head Coach Mike Martin. "Our guys did that. That makes me proud as a Seminole and a coach at Florida State."

After not recording a walk-off win until the final series of the year versus NC State, the Seminoles now have two in their last five games. It was just the third win of the season for FSU over a top 10 team and FSU has now won 40 games for the 29th straight season.

"We got a big hit from Dennis Guinn. We had outstanding relief pitching. It was a game that was undoubtedly the biggest win for us this season because there was so much riding on it," said Martin. "It was a very gratifying win for us."

Six Florida State pitchers combined to fan 15 Carolina hitters tying a season high. It was a big turnaround for a Seminole team that set a career-high with 15 K's of their own yesterday.

"Why does it not bother me when that happens with the other club? I don't even think about it," said Martin.

Luke Tucker (2-1) picked up the win for FSU and he was just dominant in relief. The junior came into the game in the eighth inning and fanned five of the six batters he faced. It was a career-high in strikeouts for the ace closer.

"Luke's good," said Martin when asked about his closer. "He knows now that we are going to go get him in the eighth. We did not do that earlier in the year. We started going to him in the eighth a couple weeks ago. We just made up our minds if we have a chance to win it. What was a little different today is we went to him in a tie ballgame. I have seen it done. I am not a real advocate of it. In a tournament when you are down a game he needs his work. We went ahead and rolled the dice in a tied ball game."

"I love that," said Tucker of being called into the game in the eighth. "Tie ballgame. I knew I only needed to give our hitters two innings and they'd come through for us and they did."

Tyler Chambliss started the game for FSU and got off to a great start in the first. The junior recorded his 100th K of the season to start the game and then fanned the 101st batter next. He ended the 1-2-3 inning on a grounder to short.

Carolina went on top in the second inning. Chad Flack led things off with a homer over the left field fence making it a 1-0 game.

The Seminoles tied things back up in the third. Tony Thomas, Jr. sent a rocket off UNC starter Robert Woodard over the left field fence making it 1-1. It was the first hit of the game for FSU and just the second homer allowed by Carolina pitching in the last 24 games.

The Heels looked to answer right back in the fourth. A hit by pitch and walk put a couple runners on base. Then a single brought the runner around third but a strike to the plate by Ryan Strauss ended the inning.

North Carolina broke the tie in the fifth. Two singles sandwiched around Chambliss' seventh K of the game made it a 2-1 UNC lead. Carolina's seventh hit of the game scored another run.

Dennis Guinn led off the bottom of the fifth with a double just inside the bag at third but FSU could not move Guinn off second base.

Carolina's seventh and eighth hits of the game put runners on the corners and brought Brent Marsh into the game. The senior got the first batter on a grounder but a passed ball scored UNC's fourth run of the game. A two-out infield single scored another Heel run as the lead grew to 5-1.

The Seminoles doubled their hit total versus Woodard top start the sixth. Two singles put runners on the corners with one away. Buster Posey singled into the gap scoring Robinson from third. A hit by pitch loaded the bases up and brought the lead run to the plate. Guinn made Woodard pay. The sophomore homered for the first time in 15 games slamming the Seminoles into the lead at 6-5.

"Our backs were against the wall all game and I am just proud of this team for battling," said Guinn. "The guys got on base, everybody moved up and I was just glad to have the chance with the bases loaded. It was a great feeling to put us ahead that way.

"He left it up a little especially on a 1-0 pitch. He threw a fastball away for a ball. I was just trying to look up the middle you know make sure I stayed back. He just put it in my zone."

With one away Carolina put a runner in scoring position in the seventh as Chad Flack doubled into the gap in right. A grounder got reliever Matt DiBlasi his second out but also moved the tying run to third. Brian Chambers came into the game and on his second pitch UNC tied the game with a single to right field.

Tommy Oravetz led off the bottom of the ninth when he was hit by his 10th pitch of the season. A walk to Thomas pushed the winning run into scoring position. Danny Diaz then laid down a sacrifice bunt and Carolina went to third but the throw wasn't in time as the bases got loaded up with nobody out. That's when Robinson ended the game. The junior sent a deep shot to the warning track in right plating the game-winner.

"When a guy is throwing that hard he supplies a lot of the power," said Robinson of UNC reliever Andrew Carignan. "I was telling myself to stay short and see the ball down. He was wild and throwing balls up in the zone. I didn't want to chase anything and fly out short. I just wanted something I could drive into the outfield. He came out with a fastball 2-0 on the outer corner. I just stayed short to the ball and it went a good distance. I didn't put a lot into the swing."

Florida State continues play at the 2006 ACC Tournament Friday. The Seminoles will play an elimination game at 4:00 p.m. versus either NC State or Virginia. The opponent will be determined after the teams face off at 4:00 p.m.

"It is always exciting to advance in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament," said Martin. "Today's win gives us a chance to live for tomorrow."

Tomorrow's game will be shown live on the ACC's exclusive webcast, it will be available over the internet via a live radio broadcast and Game Tracker will also be available for the game. Tickets for the ACC tournament can be purchased on line at www.sunsbaseball.com or by calling (904) 358-2846.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  1
Ryne Malone             3B        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  2   4  0  0  9  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  1   1  1  1  0  4
Kyle Maxie              C         2  0  1   0  0  1 10  2
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Danny Diaz            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Barret Browning       P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  7  9   7  3  5 27  9
Opp                              36  6 11   5  3 15 24 10

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (17)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (11), Tony Thomas (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (8), Tommy Oravetz (10)
SH - FSU-Danny Diaz (7)
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Shane Robinson (29)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Chambliss                 5.0  8  5  4  3  8
Brent Marsh                     1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Matt DiBlasi                    0.2  1  1  1  0  0
Brian Chambers                  0.0  1  0  0  0  0
Barret Browning                 0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Luke Tucker          W (2-1)    2.0  0  0  0  0  5
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  6  5  3 15
Opp                  L          8.0  9  7  7  3  5


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Attendance: 17,236

FLORIDA STATE 11, VIRGINIA 0
05/26/2006, 10-Run Rule, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - The Florida State bats have come alive at the perfect time. A five-run sixth inning versus Carolina in an upset of the Tar Heels Friday has seemed to breath new life in to an FSU team that was just 11 outs away from elimination only 24 hours ago. The 18th-ranked Seminoles (41-18) continued to flex their offensive muscle at the 2006 ACC Baseball Championships Friday. The Seminoles recorded their first ACC Tournament shutout since 2003 and they scored 11-runs in a seven inning, run rule win over No. 6 Virginia (46-13).

"You always want to come out and hit the ball hard," said DH Travis Anderson who homered and doubled in the game. "We just focused on (Virginia pitcher Mike Ballard) and let him have it. They are a great ball team. We are just happy we were able to have success against them today.

"We said before the game we wanted to come out and show everybody here we are Florida State. Previously we hadn't been playing that well. We just came out with the mentality we are going to do this."

Florida State used the big inning once again to send the team to a win at the ACC Tournament. After a five-run sixth propelled FSU past the Tar Heels in an elimination game Thursday, FSU did itself a couple better in the third inning versus the Hoos. The Seminoles batted around recording seven runs on seven hits. It was the most runs scored by FSU in an inning since they posted eight in a frame versus Miami April 15.

"It is obvious this is a ballgame that got away from us in the third inning," said Virginia Head Coach Brian O'Connor. "It was another example of what we didn't do yesterday and that was take outs when we had the opportunity to. Tony Thomas bunted in that inning and we didn't collect an out and the inning got away from us. That was the ballgame, that third inning."

"That was a big inning for us," said Buster Posey who drove in a career high three runs for FSU. "People always say hitting is contagious. Travis Anderson did a great job leading us off, hitting the ball off the wall. Tony Thomas had the bunt. A walk here or there and a couple of hits all of a sudden there is a seven spot on the board."

The other storyline of the day for FSU had to be Michael Hyde (8-1) who had his best outing of the year. The junior pitched the first complete game and shutout in his two years at Florida State. He scattered eight hits over seven innings, had three walks and four K's. He threw 113 pitches.

"I know I had to come out and have a strong outing," said Hyde. "We got into a hole early in the tournament and we definitely didn't hold our heads down. We had to come out and still battle. I knew I had to be the guy. We had to have the win. I had to give our offense a chance to get the job done and luckily they did it.

"It is a lot easier pitching with the lead. I think everybody knows that. It helped me to take a deep breath and relax. It was a big weight off my shoulders. I just tried to pound the strike zone after that and let my defense work." The day did not start out looking so good for Hyde. The Cavaliers recorded three hits and stranded five runners in the first two innings. Four of the runners the Cavs left on base were in scoring position.

"Well there is no doubt (hitting) is contagious," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin about the key to the game. "Our guys got some pitches they could handle but the key to this ballgame today was Michael Hyde. He got out of the first two innings when they left five runners on base. I think that was the turning point of the game. It gave us a big lift."

Hyde got into some hot water in the top of the first. After striking out the first batter of the day, he gave up a hit and a walk to put a couple runners on. A ground out on a hit and run moved both runners into scoring position but Hyde got the final out on a fly ball to left.

For the second straight inning Virginia put two runners in scoring position this time it was with just one out as the first two hitters singled and a sac bunt moved them up. Tony Thomas, Jr. came up with the play of the game next as a shot was lined back up the middle. The ball deflected off Hyde's glove and changed direction but Thomas made a diving stab to grab the ball for the second out saving at least one run. Hyde plunked the next batter to load the bases but he got a pop fly to end the threat as Virginia stranded the bases loaded.

"That was huge," said Hyde of Thomas' play. "That ball came off the bat and I thought it was hit a lot harder than it was. I kind of just threw my glove and it shocked me a little bit. It hit off the tip of my glove. I thought for sure it was going to hit the ground. Tony came out of nowhere and made that play. I just thought that was going to be a little bleeder that got through. When he made that play it was huge. It was a big lift for me and the team."

"I saw the ball come off his bat and I wasn't going to let it fall because I knew that would have been a big inning for them," said Thomas. "It was one out with runners on second and third. That would have scored two runs. That right there took us out of a big jam. I just tried to keep my eyes on the ball and make the catch."

Anderson got the first hit of the game for FSU in the third when he doubled off the wall in right. A Thomas bunt base hit put runners on the corners then Danny Diaz drove them both home with a double to deep center field. A Shane Robinson single put runners on the corners as the Seminoles looked to boost their lead versus UVA starter Mike Ballard (8-3). A walk to Jack Rye loaded the bases and then Posey came through as he singled into left field plating two more runs putting the Florida State lead at 4-0. Ryne Malone then really gave the FSU fans at the Baseball Grounds something to cheer about as he went yard. The three-run shot made it a 7-0 game.

"Well when we got a four-run lead with first and second, no one out you are thinking let's get another one," said Martin. "We had a weak fly ball. So (Ryne) Malone comes to the plate with an opportunity to really deliver a hit and it was a big lift for us."

In the fourth inning FSU got back on the board. Rye ripped a double off the wall in right and then Posey knocked him home as he drove in his third RBI of the day, tying a career high.

The long ball came into play again for FSU in the fifth. Anderson launched a ball over the wall in left plating two more Seminole runs. Robinson drove in another run one a single ripped down the right field line.

"I was looking for something inside and he gave it to me," said Anderson of the pitch he hit out. "It is always nice to be looking for what he throws."

Florida State continues play at the 2006 ACC Tournament Saturday in the ACC semifinals. The Seminoles will play an elimination game at 10:00 a.m. versus NC State. It will be the fourth time the teams have met in the last 10 days.

"We are excited about playing," said Martin. "NC State is an outstanding club and we played them just this past week at home. They have one of the strongest offensive clubs in the league. They just pounded us on Saturday at home. We know we are going to have to score some runs. I wish we would have some of these 11 for tomorrow."

"We have a lot of confidence right now," said Posey. "I think we are starting to swing the bat a lot better. Pitchers are doing a great job as they have all year. We just want to keep playing baseball."

Tomorrow's first game between the Seminoles and Wolfpack will be shown live on CSS, it will be available over the internet via a live radio broadcast and Game Tracker will also be available for the game. If a second game is necessary, it will be played at 4:00 p.m. and broadcast live on the ACC webcast. Tickets for the ACC tournament can be purchased on line at www.sunsbaseball.com or by calling (904) 358-2846.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  1  2   3  1  0  1  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  0  7  0
Ryne Malone             3B        2  2  1   3  1  1  1  0
  Charles Cleveland     PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Travis Anderson         DH        3  2  3   2  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  2   0  0  0  3  2
Danny Diaz              C         3  1  2   2  0  1  3  1
  Kyle Maxie            C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31 11 13  11  3  4 21  6
Opp                              28  0  8   0  3  4 18  8

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Jack Rye (16), Travis Anderson (4), Danny Diaz (8)
HR - FSU-Ryne Malone (12), Travis Anderson (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (8-1)    7.0  8  0  0  3  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  8  0  0  3  4
Opp                  L          6.0 13 11 10  3  4


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VIRGINIA
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 13,280

FLORIDA STATE 7, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3
05/27/2006, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - New day, same story for the rejuvenated Florida State baseball team. The 18th-ranked Seminoles knocked off their third-straight top 25 team and have now won five of the last seven versus top 25 opponents with Saturday's win over the Wolfpack. Florida State (42-18) scored runs in each of the first six innings to down No. 25 NC State (37-20) 7-3. The victory forces a second game between the teams at 4:30 p.m. today to decide who will advance to the ACC Championship game Sunday.

"Well we know we have our backs against the wall," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "If we win the second game today, we have to comeback and play tomorrow. We are playing a team tonight that is on their fourth game and we are on our fifth. It is going to be a real challenge but we are anxious to play."

With another elimination game just four hours away, FSU won't have long to savor a brilliant pitching performance from senior reliever Brent Marsh (3-1). After Mark Sauls opened the game and went 3 1/3, Marsh came in and went the rest of the way. The reliever pitched a season high 5 1/3 and scattered four hits. He did not allow the Wolfpack to score a run.

"We played real well today," said Martin. "We got outstanding pitching from Brent Marsh and I thought Mark Sauls gave us exactly what we needed. That was a solid start. He got a little up in the zone early but pitched through a couple of tough situations. I was very proud of him."

The last time Marsh pitched as many innings was as a sophomore at Tallahassee Community College in 2004. That season he pitched 6 2/3 innings in a game. After FSU relievers gave up 12 earned runs in their last meeting versus the Pack, Marsh was flawless in shutting down the ACC's top hitting team.

"Pretty much that was what I was thinking (pitching two or three innings) because that is what I normally do," said Marsh about his thought process when he entered the game. "I was getting quick outs. Getting ground balls and I wasn't taking too long in the innings. As we progressed through the innings I realized there was a chance that I could continue to go. (Coach Jamey) Shouppe came to me in the seventh and said they were going to ride me as long as they can. I said I am more than willing to and happy."

The Seminole bats remained red hot for Sauls and Marsh as FSU pounded out double digit hits for the fifth time in the last seven games. The Seminoles recorded three doubles, a triple and a homerun as Travis Anderson and Buster Posey continued to blister ACC pitching. Both players went 3-for-4 and they combined to score five runs. Both players had doubles and Posey had a triple while Anderson homered for the second time in the tournament.

Anderson has been the biggest surprise for FSU in the 2006 ACC Tournament. The designated hitter, who has played in three of the four games, is hitting .778 and slugging 1.667. He has 25% of FSU's extra base hits in the tournament and now has seven of his 19 hits on the season in just three games in Jacksonville. He has raised his season average by 83 points in his three games played.

"Travis Anderson is really...hot," said Martin. "We want to get him up there as many times as we can. He certainly has been a lift to this club. A lot of times, as we have said in the past, one guy gets hot and it is contagious. I am seeing a lot of guys swinging the bat well right now."

NC State starter Ryan Pond (2-1) struggled in the top of the first. After getting the first out, Jack Rye and Posey both singled. A walk to Ryne Malone loaded the bases and then a Dennis Guinn ground out brought the first run in.

A hit and an error put the Pack in business in the bottom of the first versus Sauls. With runners on the corners a ground out tied the game up at 1-1.

Anderson continued to swing his hot stick in the second as he doubled into the left field corner to open the frame. Tony Thomas, Jr. sacrificed him to third and then Danny Diaz sacrificed the run home on a perfectly placed bunt down the first base line.

"(Danny) Diaz did a very good job of moving runners," said Martin. "Tony Thomas did a good job. We just did some things right. Diaz also did a good job on a safety squeeze. We just tried to not miss an opportunity to score when we got it. Buster (Posey) of course was big at the plate with a double and triple. It gives hitters opportunities to drive home runs by getting good pitches to hit. I thought we did a good job of that."

FSU opened the third with another double, this one sent to deep center by Posey. The freshman swiped third and then Guinn sacrificed him home for his 65th RBI of the season. It is as many RBIs as any Seminole had in all of 2005 when FSU played 73 games.

The Wolfpack stormed right back in the bottom of the third. A leadoff single was followed by a controversial homerun by Ramon Corona. Corona sent a shot off the wall in right field for a stand-up double. After a challenge by NC State Head Coach Elliott Avent, the ruling was changed to a homerun as the umps ruled the ball bounced off the railing in the stands and back out onto the field.

After entering the tournament with 12 hits, Anderson opened up the fourth inning with his sixth in four games in Jacksonville. Thomas then singled to drive him home and took second on the throw to the plate. NC State attempted to throw Thomas out and sailed the ball into center field allowing Thomas to come all the way around and score putting FSU up 5-3.

"I feel that was big for us," said Posey of the top of the fourth. "We kept the momentum on our side. I think coming back and getting two runs, Travis Anderson led off that inning with a double and Tony had a hit and great hustle around the bases. That got the crowd into it even more so it was very big for us."

Posey, who singled and doubled in his first two at bats, opened up the fifth with a triple. Ryne Malone then plated the run on a grounder to the right side making the score 6-3.

In the top of the sixth Anderson continued his assault on opposing pitching. For the second time in the tournament and the fourth time this season the DH went yard making it a 7-3 game. It was the sixth straight hit for the junior in the tourney.

Florida State continues play at the 2006 ACC Tournament Saturday at 4:30 p.m. versus the Wolfpack with the winner advancing to Sunday's title game. The Seminoles will attempt to become just sixth team ever to lose its first game and then come back to play for the title. FSU accomplished that feat in 1994.

The game will be available over the internet via a live radio broadcast and Game Tracker will also be available for the game. It will also be broadcast live on the ACC webcast. Tickets for the ACC tournament can be purchased on line at www.sunsbaseball.com or by calling (904) 358-2846.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        5  0  1   0  0  3  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Mark Gildea           RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  2  3   0  0  1  3  5
Ryne Malone             3B        3  0  0   1  1  0  0  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  0   2  0  0 11  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Travis Anderson         DH        4  3  3   1  0  1  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        2  1  1   1  1  0  2  6
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  1   1  0  0  4  1
Mark Sauls              P                            0  2
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  7 10   6  2  5 27 16
Opp                              35  3 10   3  1  3 27 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Sauls (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (15), Buster Posey (13), Travis Anderson (5)
3B - FSU-Buster Posey (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Travis Anderson (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Tony Thomas (3), Danny Diaz 2 (9)
SF - FSU-Dennis Guinn (7)
SB - FSU-Buster Posey (9), Tony Thomas (19)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mark Sauls                      3.1  6  3  2  0  1
Brent Marsh          W (3-1)    5.2  4  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  3  2  1  3
Opp                  L          9.0 10  7  7  2  5


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FLORIDA STATE
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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Attendance: 22,119

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 8, FLORIDA STATE 7
05/27/2006, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Florida State turned an ACC Tournament record-tying, four double plays but it was the one FSU hit into that was the difference in their 8-7 loss to No. 25 NC State in the semifinals of the 2006 ACC Tournament. With FSU trailing 8-6 and with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh, the Seminoles hit into their only twin killing of the night ending their best chance of pulling even with NC State (37-21) in the late part of the second semifinal match-up between the teams. FSU (42-19) would cut the lead to one-run in the ninth but eventually fell a game shy of the ACC Tournament Championship game.

"This was a great baseball game," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "NC State was a very tough team. They did everything better than we did tonight. Give them all the credit. I am just proud of the way our ball club fought and hung together. Another hit here or there, who knows? But that is what makes the game great.

"I just can't say enough about the fight and heart and character of our baseball team."

For the third time in program history FSU opened the ACC Tournament with a loss but came back to win three straight games. Florida State extended its streak of two-plus wins in the tournament to 15-years, twice as long as any other active streak. FSU defeated three ranked teams in their run to the semifinals and came just one run away from being the lowest-seeded team to ever reach the ACC Championship final.

"We came out here and there was one thing on our mind and that is just fight like heck," said catcher Danny Diaz. "We gave 100% every pitch."

"I am just very pleased with our baseball team," said Martin. "We came down here a little shaky so to speak. We knew we needed to play well to position ourselves for a regional host. I think we played pretty well. I will be anxious to see if the committee sees it the way I do."

Despite the loss, there was some reason for celebration. Shane Robinson swiped the 98th and 99th bases of his career to become the new stolen base king at FSU passing Jose Marzan who set the mark from 1984-1987.

The Wolfpack put together back-to-back hits on the first two pitches of the game off starter Barret Browning. Tony Thomas, Jr. came up with a big defensive play though like he has done all weekend. The second baseman made a big stop, touched second and then bounced a throw to first that beat the runner in plenty of time for the double play. Browning walked the next batter on four straight to put runners on the corners and then Ryan Pond, the pitcher in game one, delivered an RBI single putting the Pack in front.

For the seventh time in the tournament the Seminoles went yard. Dennis Guinn led off the bottom of the second with a solo shot over the fence in left to even the game. Ryan Strauss drew a walk and then after the first out of the inning a Thomas single and an error put two runners in scoring position. Diaz recorded his fourth sac of the tournament to bring Strauss in as the Seminole lead grew to 2-1. Shane Robinson drew a walk and then swiped his 30th base of the year and the 98th of his career.

Matt Camp opened the third with a double to right. He moved to third on a Ramon Corona single and then the Wolfpack tied the game on a grounder to Thomas. Pond continued to hurt FSU with his bat as he recorded his second RBI single of the game to put the Pack back in front 3-2.

The back-and-forth continued in the bottom of the third. Travis Anderson came up with a chopper up the middle with two outs to plate Ryne Malone and once again tie the game.

After Browning kept NC State off the board in the top of the fourth, FSU went back on the attack versus reliever Kyle Rutter. Diaz was hit by a pitch and then Robinson stole second swiping the 99th base of his career. A wild pitch on ball four to Jack Rye allowed Diaz to come home and make it a 4-3 game. Rye joined Robinson in scoring position on another wild pitch and then a Buster Posey sac fly scored Robinson with FSU's fifth run of the game.

The Wolfpack came right back thanks to a single, a two base error and a triple. The three-bagger made it a 5-4 game and then a single tied things up again. That signaled the end of Browning's day and brought Brian Chambers into the game. He gave up a hit to the first batter he faced and then loaded the bases on a walk. Chambers got his first two outs on a double play but it did allow the Wolfpack to jump back in front 6-5.

After the fifth lead change of the game, FSU tied things up once again this time with a two-out rally. Diaz sent a shot into center field scoring Strauss who had singled earlier in the inning tying things at 6-6.

The see-saw battle continued in the sixth. Travis Burge, who took the loss and fell to 1-1, gave up a lead off single and then a nine-pitch walk put two runners on with nobody away. Burge hit the next batter to load the bases bringing Jimmy Marshall into the game to try and get out of the bases loaded jam. Marshall struck Matt Camp out on a 3-2 pitch. Then a pop up behind the pitcher mound fell in to break the tie and keep the bases loaded. The Seminoles ended the threat with their fourth double play of the night. It tied the single game ACC Tournament record and the single game high for FSU.

For the first time in five innings the Wolfpack kept FSU scoreless in the bottom of the sixth. Then they built on their lead in the seventh. A base hit and a sac bunt put a runner in scoring position. Then a ground out moved the base runner up to third and then the 15th NC State hit of the night made it a 8-6 game.

FSU tried to close the gap in the seventh. Anderson and Thomas both singled and then Diaz got an infield hit to load the bases with one out. Florida State couldn't convert though as a double play killed the rally.

After Marshall got the first two hitters in the eighth, he walked the next two putting two on with two away. The freshmen got out of the jam though on a fly ball to right field.

Thomas drew a one out walk in the ninth as the Seminoles got the tying run to the plate. NC State pitcher Sam Walls got the next out on a stellar defensive play at third on a well hit ball by Diaz but Robinson came up and cut the lead to just one with an RBI single but that was all the damage the Seminoles could do.

Florida State will find out if it will be an NCAA Regional host site for the 10th consecutive year Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The pairings for the 2006 NCAA Baseball Championship will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Monday on ESPN. If FSU is selected to host, ticket information will be available on www.seminoles.com as soon as it is available.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        5  1  2   1  1  0  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  2  1  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        3  0  0   1  1  1  2  3
Ryne Malone             3B        4  1  0   0  0  0  0  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  2   1  1  0 10  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mark Gildea           LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Travis Anderson         DH        5  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  2   0  2  1  4  7
Danny Diaz              C         3  1  2   2  0  0  4  1
Barret Browning         P                            1  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  7 12   6  8  4 27 14
Opp                              37  8 16   7  5  4 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (4)
2B - Opp-1
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (12)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (9), Danny Diaz (5)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Buster Posey (3), Danny Diaz (2)
SB - FSU-Shane Robinson 2 (31), Ryne Malone (9), Travis Anderson (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Barret Browning                 4.0 10  6  6  1  1
Brian Chambers                  0.2  1  0  0  1  0
Travis Burge         L (1-1)    0.1  1  1  1  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  3.2  4  1  1  2  3
Matt DiBlasi                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 16  8  8  5  4
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 12  7  6  8  4


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 22,119

FLORIDA STATE 18, JACKSONVILLE 0
06/03/2006, Played first 7 innings on 6/2/2006, NCAA, Athens, Ga
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ATHENS, GA - Coming into the 2006 NCAA Tournament, the 18th-ranked Seminole baseball team felt pretty good about the way they had been hitting the ball. Florida State scored seven or more runs in their last four games of the ACC Tournament and hit 13 homers in the last eight games. None of that could have prepared FSU fans for what happened Friday. Florida State opened the 2006 Athens Regional with an offensive explosion. The Seminoles (43-19) scored a season-high six runs in the first inning and cruised to an 18-0 opening game win over No. 3 seed Jacksonville (42-18). After three weather delays that totaled 15 hours and 19 minutes, FSU completed the victory early Saturday morning.

"Michael Hyde pitched very well," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "We had some very good at bats against an outstanding pitcher in (JU ace Matt) Dobbins. The big homerun by Tony (Thomas, Jr.) was a tremendous lift to us to give us three more runs for a total of six in that first inning.

"It was a game that just happened to get away from Jacksonville. They are a very good baseball team. It just happened to get away from them. When you are in a tournament you are going to do everything you can to save the people you want to save. I am sure that had a lot to do with the number of runs that were scored."

As impressive as FSU was offensively and on the mound, the story of the game became the weather. Before the first pitch was even thrown on Friday there was a 39 minute delay. The game was halted again prior to the fourth inning, this time for 1:31. Then with FSU leading 18-0 in the top of the eighth, weather suspended the game for 13:19, which was resumed at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

"First time in a long time I have taken my uniform off and it is the first thing I put on the next morning without putting on anything in between," said Martin. "It was a day that is definitely designed for the youth. They don't have any problems with it."

It was hard to choose which was the bigger story between the high-powered offense or the FSU pitching staff that held JU to just three hits and recorded the seventh shutout of the season. Florida State starter Hyde (9-1) continued his postseason mastery as he was brilliant versus JU. The junior pitched five scoreless innings and limited the Dolphins to just two hits. He tied a season-high with five K's and walked just one batter. It was the second time in his last three starts that Hyde issued one free pass or less.

"I felt good," said Hyde of his outing Friday. "I felt I was able to repeat what I did in the ACC Tournament. My mechanics and everything like that. I was excited about that. I threw my fastball and changeup a lot better because of what (me and coach Shouppe) worked on prior to the ACC Tournament."

"Once (Hyde) settled down after the first inning he threw low strikes," said Jacksonville Head Coach Terry Alexander. "He kept the ball down and didn't give us anything to drive to try and get back in it. We didn't do a good job of making adjustments but a lot of that was he worked the outside half of the plate very well. They had a big lead and he knew how to pitch with that lead. We were trying to score runs in bunches and the way he was pitching we would have scored a run every know and then. That wasn't conducive to our plan."

Hyde has been nothing short of spectacular for the Seminoles in the postseason. He has now gone a career high 12 1/3 innings without allowing a run, 12 of which have come in starts at the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. In four career starts in the postseason Hyde ran his record to 3-0 with a 0.70 ERA. He has 18 strikeouts and just six walks.

"I love the competition in the postseason," said Hyde of his tournament success. "I just go out there like I try to in every game and pitch well."

FSU used just two pitchers in the game as Travis Burge relieved Hyde Friday and finished the game Saturday morning. The freshman allowed just one hit in four innings of work. He and Hyde combined to throw a three-hitter. It was the fewest hits allowed by FSU since the team two-hit Savannah State April 28. It was the fewest hits for the Dolphins since March 12 when they had just three in a 4-1 loss to Belmont.

"Both guys spotted their fastballs very well," said Martin of his pitchers. "Michael's curveball has been a lot harder. That makes his changeup more effective. Travis has a very good upside. We are anxious for him to continue to work and improve his changeup and a little harder curveball. We are expecting him to be a very good pitcher."

The only thing that could overshadow the game Hyde pitched was the Seminole bats. FSU had its most hits since they put up 20 in a 16-1 win over Miami April 15. The 18 runs scored were the most since they scored 21 versus Brown March 5. The Seminoles tied a season-high with five doubles in the game and hit three more homers as they have now gone yard 16 times in the last nine games. It was the most runs scored by FSU in an NCAA Tournament game since a 19-3 win over UCF in 2004 and it was the widest margin of victory since a 24-6 win over The Citadel in 1999.

Once again it was the second half of the FSU order that drove the offense. The Seminoles' 6, 7 and 8 hitters accounted for 13 of the 18 RBIs. Ryan Strauss and Travis Anderson both had career RBI totals and Thomas's three-run homer in the first was the biggest blow of the game.

"We are out here just playing the game not trying to do anything special," said Thomas of the guys at the bottom of the batting order. "We know the top of the line-up is going to contribute as well so it is a whole team effort. If we are contributing along with the top of the line-up doing their thing, we know we are a very hard team to beat."

"We know it takes all of us," said Martin. "We can't depend on two or three people to win baseball games. In this particular game those young men really did lift their team."

Hyde got off to a rough start after a 39-minute rain delay. After Brian Hudgins hit a ball in the gap but slipped going around first, Hyde walked the next batter putting two on with nobody out. The third and fourth batters of the game both flew out to center then Hyde got Thomas LePage watching strike three to end the inning.

"We jumped out and hit a double but slipped in the mud at first," said Alexander. "Then we got a walk and did nothing. Three, four and five, we just didn't get it going. We needed a hit right there in the first."

"It is a crazy game," said Martin. "The guy hits the ball off the wall at the beginning of the game and he ends up getting a single out of it. We get out of the first inning when they had first and second nobody out. That was a big lift for us."

The bad start to the game continued for JU in the bottom of the first as FSU exploded for six-runs. Shane Robinson opened the bottom of the first by drawing a walk off of JU ace and second team All-American Dobbins (12-1). Robinson moved to second on a wild pitch and then Jack Rye singled to right putting runners on the corners. Another Dobbins pitch in the dirt allowed Rye to move into scoring position and then the third walk of the inning drove in the first FSU run. A booted double play ball to third plated the second run and made it a 2-0 Florida State lead.

"As bad as Dobbins threw, he walks two guys a game and he had four walks in the first inning," said Alexander. "We had the bases loaded with one run in and there's a ground ball to third, a double play ball and we didn't make the play. That opened the door for a six-run inning.

"We could have been running off the field trailing 1-0 and had an opportunity to right the ship."

A fielder's choice scored another Seminole run as the lead grew to 3-0. Dobbins, who should have been out of the inning, couldn't escape without further damage as Thomas hit a three-run shot over the left field fence doubling the FSU lead. After Dobbins walked Danny Diaz and then fell behind Robinson for the second time in the inning, he was pulled. It was the shortest outing of the season for the left-hander.

"I think that homerun was a very important part of the game," said Thomas when asked about the significance of his three-run shot. "It was a big momentum boost for everybody. We were just chipping away and the homerun put us up 6-0. It relieved some stress from being in the first game of the NCAA Tournament. It allowed us to kick back and start playing baseball. After that first inning, there was no stress. It gave us all the confidence we needed at the plate and played a role in us getting 18 hits in this game."

Thomas continued his hot hitting as he opened up the third with a double into the corner in right. Diaz moved him to third on a sac bunt and then Robinson drove the run in on a grounder to short.

After another rain delay, this one an hour and thirty-one minutes, Hyde took the hill and hit the first batter he faced. A Gordie Gronkowski single put two men on with nobody out. A double play ball got FSU its first two outs of the inning but moved the runner 90 feet away from home. Hyde wouldn't let the run come around though as he upped his career-best scoreless inning streak to 11 1/3.

Posey opened up the bottom of the fourth with a double down the right field line. Dennis Guinn was walked before a deep fly ball out put runners on the corners. A wild pitch moved Guinn into scoring position and Anderson cashed in. The DH drove a ball into the gap in right plating two more runs. It was Anderson's third double of the postseason matching the number he had from the entire year. Strauss followed with a double into the gap in left as the Seminoles upped their lead to double digit runs at 10-0.

Robinson single-handedly made it an 11-0 game as the junior homered to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning, which opened up another big inning for FSU. The Seminoles tacked on five more runs following the homer as they batted around for the second time in the game. Posey, Anderson, Strauss and Mark Gildea all recorded hits in the frame. It was the first time this season FSU plated six runs in two innings in a game.

FSU was back at it in the sixth. Straus knocked in his career-high fifth RBI making it a 17-0 game.

Josh Spivey, who replaced Rye in right, made it 18-0 as he hit FSU's third homer of the game.

Florida State continues play in the Athens Regional tonight at 7:00 p.m. versus the winner of the Georgia/Sacred Heart game. The game will be carried live on SUN Sports, FSN South and Turner South. Please check your local listings for the channel in your area that will carry the game. Steve Melewski will also bring the game to you live on 1270 WFLA in Tallahassee and over the Internet at Seminoles.com. Game Tracker will also be available for the winner's bracket game.

OTHER NEWS: Seminole junior Shane Robinson picked up his second All-America honor of the season Friday. The outfielder was named a third team All-American by Louisville Slugger and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. This is the second All-America award for Robinson this season and his second straight year being honored by Louisville Slugger and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        2  2  1   2  2  0  3  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-CF     2  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Josh Spivey           RF        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  4  2   0  2  2  2  9
Dennis Guinn            1B        2  2  1   1  2  0  4  0
  Charles Cleveland     3B        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Ryne Malone             3B-1B     4  1  1   0  1  0  6  0
Travis Anderson         DH        5  2  2   4  1  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        6  2  3   5  0  0  1  0
Tony Thomas             2B        5  2  3   4  0  0  1  1
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Danny Diaz              C         2  0  1   0  1  1  5  0
  Kyle Maxie            C         2  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
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FSU                              42 18 18  18 10  6 27 13
Opp                              29  0  3   0  2  8 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (11)
2B - FSU-Buster Posey (14), Travis Anderson (6), Ryan Strauss 2 (10), Tony Thomas (8)
HR - FSU-Shane Robinson (6), Josh Spivey (3), Tony Thomas (6)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (10)
SH - FSU-Danny Diaz (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde         W (9-1)    5.0  2  0  0  1  5
Travis Burge         Sv(1)      4.0  1  0  0  1  3
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FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  2  8
Opp                  L          8.0 18 18 14 10  6


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FLORIDA STATE 6, GEORGIA 4
06/03/2006, ATHENS, GA, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ATHENS, GA - The last time FSU came to Athens, GA their season ended at Foley Field. Saturday night the 18th-ranked Seminoles took a big step towards exorcising those demons as Florida State downed top-seeded and eighth-ranked Georgia 6-4 in a winner's bracket game. Tyler Chambliss pitched brilliantly in striking out 10 Bulldog batters and FSU got three more homeruns in the win. The victory moved Florida State (44-19) one win away from clinching a spot in the school's eighth straight NCAA Super Regional.

"Obviously you all saw that was a heck of a ball game," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "Well played on both sides. Georgia is just a beautiful looking baseball team. We were very fortunate to win.

"We would like to get excited. We would like to think we have accomplished something but we haven't accomplished anything. There is still an awful lot of baseball left to be played."

Chambliss, a semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award, improved to 12-4 on the season as he worked 5 1/3 and allowed just four hits. He gave up four runs, three of which were earned. He struck out 10 and issued just two walks.

"It was a game in which Tyler pitched extremely well," said Martin. "I thought our bullpen did an excellent job but Tyler is the one that set the tone. You really have to take your hat off to him."

Offensively, Travis Anderson had another big game at the plate. The designated hitter had three more RBIs and hit another homer. Shane Robinson and Danny Diaz also went yard as FSU continued its tear with six homers in the two games.

"Well it is amazing what two or three runs with one swing of the bat can do for a baseball team," said Martin. "You can ask the University of Georgia because they hit a three-run homer tonight also. We are not known for our power. We are known for trying to put pressure on the other team, bunting, hit and running. The University of Georgia just took all of that away from us and did a great job of making quality pitches."

Robinson got the Seminoles off to a good start versus Georgia starter Brooks Brown (7-4). The All-American outfielder took the fifth pitch of the game over the wall in left center making it 1-0 FSU early. It was a career-high seventh homer for Robinson and it marked the 29th time this year the junior lead off a game by reaching base.

Chambliss fell behind Josh Morris 3-0 to lead off the bottom of the second. The Georgia clean-up hitter skied a ball to left center that FSU couldn't locate as it fell in for a double. Chambliss came right back though and K'ed the next three batters leaving Morris standing on second.

"Shane hit a big homerun so I had to pick him up and keep that guy from scoring," said Chambliss of the misplay on the hit. "It wasn't a big deal. Shane doesn't do that very often at all. I don't think I have ever seen him do that actually. That was big coming back to strike those guys out."

Tony Thomas, Jr. led off the third with a single to left. Robinson followed by getting on base again as he walked putting two on with nobody away. Jack Rye then came up and delivered an RBI single to left. Rye got caught off the bag going to second and ended up beating the catcher to first when nobody covered the bag. That allowed Robinson to take third setting FSU up with runners on the corners and just one out but the Seminoles could not bring another runner in as they grounded into a double play to end the top of the third.

An error in the infield allowed the Bulldogs to put the leadoff runner on for the second time in three innings but once again Chambliss battled back and retired the next three batters he faced.

Dennis Guinn recorded the fourth hit of the day for the Seminoles as he flared a single into shallow center field. Anderson followed by smoking a ball to third that was snared and Georgia was able to catch Guinn off first for their second double play of the game.

Chambliss issued his first two walks of the game versus back-to-back batters with two outs in the fourth. The junior got out of the jam though with his sixth K of the day and his second to end an inning.

The Seminoles used the long ball once again to add to their lead. Diaz hit his first homer of the year and the first homer by a starting catcher for FSU since the 2004 season when he sent a solo shot over the left field wall. It was the first homer in 157 games by a Seminole starting backstop.

"Well (former catcher Aaron Cheesman) last year I don't know how he didn't hit one, he had a great season," said Diaz. "As a catcher your main focus is to keep the pitching staff under control and we have a great one. I was just happy I could come through and give the team a lift.

"I got a good piece of it. When you hit a ball that well you don't even feel it and that was the first indication I got a real good piece of it."

The second error of the game by FSU opened the door for Georgia to get right back into the game. Chambliss fanned his seventh batter of the game but the throw to first on the dropped third strike sailed away from Dennis Guinn.

"It was a strikeout, curveball in the dirt," said Diaz of the play. "I had the ball in my glove. I thought the guy stepped on my glove and I tagged him. I was kind of looking to go to third already when I heard 'no tag'. I didn't throw it right. No excuses."

That led to the second hit of the day, a single by Jonathan Wyatt. Then Joey Side evened things up with one swing. The center fielder sent a Chambliss offering out of the deepest part of the park and off the screen in dead center.

"I left it up over the plate down the middle and the guy hit it pretty well," said Chambliss. "I had to comeback, keep my composure and set the tone again. Yeah they got the homerun but then back-to-back strikeouts can really pump your team back up."

"(Tyler) is a real competitor when he goes out there," said Diaz. "When he gives up a homerun he pulls his hat as low as he can and you don't see anything but his eyes. He just comes right after hitters and when his curveball is on his is tough to hit."

Jack Rye opened the sixth by drawing a leadoff walk. Buster Posey followed with a single up the middle. Ryne Malone sacrificed both runners into scoring position for the first out. Brown's next pitch was in the dirt. Rye broke for home but when he realized he couldn't make it, the sophomore broke back to the bag. The Bulldogs fired down and got Rye before he could make it to the base. Guinn followed with a walk and then the Seminoles jumped right back in front. Anderson hit his third homerun of the postseason making it a 6-3 FSU lead. The DH had two homers in 31 regular season games.

"The biggest hit of the game was of course was Travis Anderson's three-run homerun," said Martin of the three-run shot.

Chambliss hit the lead off batter in the bottom of the sixth and then Georgia's fifth hit of the night put two on with nobody out. After Chambliss fanned his 10th batter of the game, FSU brought in Brent Marsh to try and preserve the lead with the tying run at the plate. Marsh got the first batter swinging for the second out of the frame. Marsh lost the nine-hole hitter on a 3-2 pitch to load the bases up and bring the lead run to the plate. After throwing his first pitch to the next batter wide of the zone, Matt DiBlasi relieved Marsh and walked in UGA's fourth run of the game. That brought Brian Chambers into the game. The junior got a ground ball to short to end the inning.

The Seminoles went straight to ace closer Luke Tucker in the eighth. The junior retired the first two batters before hitting the number nine batter. That was far as the Bulldogs would get though as the rightie got his third ground ball out to end the frame.

Tucker came back in the ninth looking to close out the 2, 3 and 4 hitters in the UGA order. Tucker walked Joey Side on four straight pitches to bring the tying run to the plate. The junior then got the Dogs to ground into a double play before ending the game and securing his ninth save of the season.

Florida State continues play in the Athens Regional Sunday at 5:00 p.m. versus the winner of the Georgia/Jacksonville elimination game. If the Seminoles win, they will advance to their eighth straight Super Regional. If they lose the Sunday game, FSU will play again Monday at 7:00 p.m. Both games will be carried live on SUN Sports, FSN South and Turner South. Please check your local listings for the channel in your area that will carry the game. Steve Melewski will also bring the game to you live on 1270 WFLA in Tallahassee and over the Internet at Seminoles.com. Game Tracker will also be available for the winner's bracket game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        3  1  2   1  1  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  5
Ryne Malone             3B        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  1   0  1  1  7  1
Travis Anderson         DH        4  1  1   3  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  1   0  0  3  4  2
Danny Diaz              C         3  1  1   1  0  2 10  0
Tyler Chambliss         P                            0  1
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  0
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
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FSU                              30  6  8   6  4 10 27 10
Opp                              32  4  4   4  6 11 27 10

E - FSU-Buster Posey (20), Danny Diaz (8)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Shane Robinson (7), Travis Anderson (5), Danny Diaz (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - FSU-Ryne Malone (2)
CS - FSU-Shane Robinson (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Tyler Chambliss      W (12-4)   5.1  4  4  3  2 10
Brent Marsh                     0.1  0  0  0  1  1
Matt DiBlasi                    0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Brian Chambers                  1.1  0  0  0  1  0
Luke Tucker          Sv(9)      2.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  4  4  3  6 11
Opp                  L          9.0  8  6  6  4 10


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GEORGIA 7, FLORIDA STATE 1
06/04/2006, ATHENS, GA, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ATHENS, GA - Its going to take one more day to decide which team will advance out of the NCAA Athens Regional. The eighth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (44-20) staved off elimination Sunday with a 7-1 victory over No. 18 Florida State (44-20). It was the second win of the day for UGA, who beat Jacksonville in an elimination game earlier Sunday. The teams will meet for the third time in the Regional Monday at 7:00 p.m. with the winner moving on to the NCAA Super Regionals.

The Bulldogs controlled the FSU bats for the first time in 14 games as they held the Seminoles to their fewest runs since a 9-1 loss to Clemson May 12. After three scoreless innings the Dogs broke out to an early 2-0 lead and then piled on five more runs in the final three innings to stay alive in the NCAA Tournament.

"I think it is pretty easy (to know what happened) if you saw the ball game. Georgia just beat us," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "They got it done."

The Seminoles could not get on track versus Georgia freshman Jason Leaver (3-2). The right-hander limited the Seminoles to just one run on six hits through five innings of work. He did not strikeout a batter but he did not walk anyone either. Leaver and the Georgia pitching staff navigated their way out of numerous jams as Florida State stranded 11 runners in the game.

"Bryan (Henry) came out and pitched a heck of a game today and we couldn't give him any run support early," said Shane Robinson. "He came out there and did his job. We didn't swing the bats as well as we wanted to early in the game. It was too little too late. We couldn't get any momentum, get things going. We battled the whole night, stayed positive but like coach said Georgia came out and played a great game."

"We had some very good at bats, we sure did," said Martin. "I thought the Georgia pitchers made very good pitches when we had some chances. They also made some very good plays."

Bryan Henry was saddled with the loss and dropped to 9-4 on the season. The junior pitched into the eighth inning for the fourth time in his last five starts. He gave up six runs, five of which were earned, he fanned two and walked two as well. He threw 122 pitches on the night.

"I am just so pleased with this young man to my right (Henry)," said Martin. "I thought he threw an excellent ball game. He was doing everything he could to get us through the eighth inning to keep us from going to the bullpen. After he got to 122 (pitches), we felt it was time to get him. He did a great job."

Henry got the first batter of the game on a grounder to short but he hit hot-hitting Joey Side to put a runner on but the Seminole hurler came back and got the next two Bulldog batters in order.

Buster Posey recorded the first hit of the game. The Georgia native recorded a two-out, infield single off Leaver but he was stranded on first.

FSU put a runner into scoring position in the second. Travis Anderson reached on an error and moved to second on a wild pitch. Tony Thomas, Jr. then singled to right field but Anderson was thrown out at the plate ending the inning.

Georgia recorded its first hit of the game as Matthew Dunn singled up the middle with one out in the third. Henry walked his second batter of the game with two away but got out of the third with a foul out.

For the second straight inning Georgia put a runner in scoring position. In the fourth Bobby Felmy hit a one-out double just past a diving Jack Rye in right center. Henry got the second out on a liner to right but he couldn't escape the inning as Matt Olson singled the run home giving Georgia its first lead over FSU in the Regional. Another single put runners on the corners and the bottom of the order continued to come through. Number nine hitter singled again, this time down the left field line making it a 2-0 Georgia lead.

Leaver retired seven straight Seminoles until Ryan Strauss' one-out single through the left side in the fifth but FSU could not turn it into a run.

Georgia tried to add to the lead in the sixth. A one-out base hit and a two-out smash off of Henry's leg put a couple Bulldogs on base. UGA looked like they were going to cash in but Shane Robinson's diving grab in the gap in left ended the inning and saved a run.

Robinson followed his big play in the outfield by hitting the first pitch he saw through the infield for just the fourth hit of the day for FSU. Rye followed with a single of his own as FSU recorded back-to-back hits for the first time versus Leaver. Buster Posey loaded the bases up with the third straight FSU hit chasing Leaver from the game and bringing in Rip Warren. The senior pitched three scoreless innings versus FSU Saturday night. Dennis Guinn lined the second Warren pitch to second base. It allowed Robinson to come home but looked to be a double play but the UGA second baseman was called off the bag keeping two on with just one out. Warren got Ryne Malone to ground out to second putting runners on the corners with two down but FSU could not get another run across as Warren fanned Anderson for the third out.

"We did have a good opportunity there, we sure did," said Martin. "(Ryan) Peisel (Georgia's third baseman) made a nice play on that ball. He was positioned perfectly. Dennis hit that ball if I am not mistaken. He was guarding the line. Had he been somewhere else it could have been a bases clearing double. It was a nice play that Peisel made."

The Dogs opened the seventh with a Jonathan Wyatt single to left. It was the first hit by any of the top four hitters in the Georgia batting order. FSU's first error of the game put two on and then Josh Morris cleared the bases. The junior hit his 23rd homer of the season putting the Bulldogs in a commanding 5-1 lead.

"The count being 3-1, we wanted to make him put it into play," said Henry of the pitch Morris hit out. "The ball was where it was supposed to be, outside. He is just a big, strong guy and was able to pull it over the fence. You didn't want to load the bases with there being just one out. I wanted to go after him and he got the best of me."

Strauss started the bottom of the seventh with his second straight hit. It was just the second hit of the Regional for FSU off of Warren. The Georgia hurler fanned the next two batters before walking Robinson on a 3-2 pitch. Once again the Seminoles couldn't find the big hit they needed as Warren got a fly ball out to end the inning.

The Bulldogs led off the eighth with a bunt base hit ending Henry's day and bringing Jimmy Marshall into the game. The first pitch of Marshall's NCAA Tournament career was sent through the right side on a hit and run. With runners on the corners and nobody out Georgia hit and run again and it worked again. A single chopped over the head of first baseman Dennis Guinn plated another UGA run as the lead grew to 6-1. Controversy reigned on the next play as Wyatt hit a sharp grounder to first. Guinn touched the bag and then came home with the throw. The base runner was obstructed by the ump but tagged out. The home plate ump called the runner safe before the umps met as a group and overturned the call giving the Seminoles a double play. During the play Matthew Dunn moved all the way to third. That was as far as he would get though as a fly ball out ended the inning.

Ace closer Josh Fields took the hill for UGA in the eighth. He walked Guinn and then gave up a two-out single to Anderson. Both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch and then another walk loaded the bases. The Seminoles could not plate a run though as a ground out left the bases full as FSU's runners left on base count grew to 10.

An error, base hit and wild pitch put two Bulldogs in scoring position in the top of the ninth with just one away. A walk loaded the bases and then a sac fly increased the lead to 7-1.

Florida State and Georgia will face off for the right to play in the Super Regional Monday at 7:00 p.m. If the Seminoles win, they will advance to their eighth straight Super Regional. The game will be carried live on SUN Sports, FSN South and Turner South. Please check your local listings for the channel in your area that will carry the game. Steve Melewski will also bring the game to you live on 1270 WFLA in Tallahassee and over the Internet at Seminoles.com. Game Tracker will also be available for the winner's bracket game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Shane Robinson          CF        3  1  1   0  2  0  7  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Mark Gildea           RF        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Buster Posey            SS        5  0  2   0  0  0  2  4
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  0   1  1  0  7  1
Ryne Malone             3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Travis Anderson         DH        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  2   0  1  0  3  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  1  8   1  5  3 27  9
Opp                              39  7 13   7  3  2 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (12), Ryne Malone (11)
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          L (9-4)    7.0 10  6  5  2  2
Jimmy Marshall                  2.0  3  1  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  7  5  3  2
Opp                  W          9.0  8  1  1  5  3


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GEORGIA 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
06/05/2006, ATHENS, GA, NCAA Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

ATHENS, GA - The final game of the 2006 NCAA Athens Regional was a testament to the way the 2006 Seminoles played all season. Florida State fought all the way to the last out staging a near comeback in its last at bat but eventually falling 3-2 to eighth-ranked Georgia. The loss brought the 2006 campaign to an end with the Seminoles posting a 44-21 record.

"Obviously any time you lose it is disappointing," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I think you saw the effort from this group. You can't walk away from here with your heads down."

FSU got big-game performances all the way through the line-up but none more than All-American Shane Robinson and the pitching staff. Robinson reached base all four times he got to the plate recording three hits. He was the only Seminole with multiple hits and he finished the season by swiping the 100th base of his career.

"Shane has been here three years and was player of the year last year," said Martin. "He deserves to be an All-American this year. He is the leader and catalyst of our ball club.

"He is as good as any player that we've had in a long time. You saw tonight what he could do to a baseball game. He is a winner. He is a great player."

The Seminole staff allowed just seven hits and recorded six K's. They were led by starter Mark Sauls who, despite being saddled with the loss, pitched well enough to send FSU to a Super Regional. In his last start in Garnet and Gold, Sauls went 4 1/3, striking out a season-high four batters with three of those K's coming on called third strikes.

"It hasn't really set in yet that this is was my last game pitching in college," said the four-year senior. "I was approaching it like any other game. I was excited and pumped to get out there and throw. Obviously there was a lot of emotion with it possibly being my last start although I was hoping it wasn't. I wanted to make sure I went out there and did what I thought I could do. I thought I pitched well tonight. I am just blessed to be a part of this team and at Florida State."

The Seminoles were once again stymied by a freshman Bulldog hurler. Tonight it was Trevor Holder. The right-hander went six innings and allowed just one run. He struck out two and did not issue a walk improving to 4-3 on the season.

"I was hoping he would be a little out of himself early but he went right out there and took command of the strike zone," said Martin. "He threw his breaking stuff for strikes and he just did a great job of pitching. It is a real credit to him. I was not really expecting somebody of that poise to go out there and get it done. He certainly did a great job."

Once Holder got the Bulldogs to the seventh, Stephen Dodson and Rip Warren held on to the lead and turned the game over to ace closer Josh Fields. Although the Seminoles staged a rally versus Fields pushing one run across and bringing the potential winning run to the plate, the ace closer shut down the rally to notch his 15th save.

"You have to credit their pitching," said Martin. "They did a great job of making quality pitches in certain situations. All of the guys they trotted out there were all very impressive."

For the 30th time in 65 games, Robinson led off by getting on base as he singled off Holder to start the game. Robinson swiped his 100th career base moving into scoring position. Buster Posey laid down a perfect bunt to put runners on the corners with one away. Holder got the second out on a foul ball but he couldn't get out of the first unscathed. Dennis Guinn lined a shot through the right side plating Robinson who scored his 79th run of the year, leading the NCAA.

Georgia put a runner on with one away in the second as catcher Jason Jacobs singled through the left side. Jacobs swiped second before Sauls walked the number seven hitter in the Georgia order to put two on. Sauls got his second K looking for out number two and then a grounder ended the second.

Sauls put Georgia lead-off hitter Jonathan Wyatt on base with four straight pitches in the third. Then one of the tournament's top hitters made the senior pay. Center fielder Joey Side sent the first pitch he saw from Sauls over the right field fence putting UGA on top 2-1. It was the third homerun of the tournament for the Georgia outfielder.

Jacobs recorded another infield single as the Bulldogs got the leadoff batter on for the second consecutive inning. Sauls got his third out of the night on a called strike three equaling his season high of four K's.

Sauls gave up a bloop single with one away in the fifth bringing in Brent Marsh. Marsh got the second out of the inning and then intentionally walked Josh Morris. That brought left-hander Matt DiBlasi into the game to face the left-hander Bobby Felmy. The senior got the first strike and then threw four straight balls to load the bases. Ace closer Luke Tucker then came in and slammed the door on the threat retiring Jacobs for the first time in the game as the catcher watched strike three.

The Bulldogs opened the seventh with a new pitcher as Dodson took the hill after Holder went a career-high six innings. The reliever set FSU down in order.

Tucker gave up a hit with one away in the seventh and then he was called for his second balk of the game. The junior had not been called for a balk all season long coming into the Georgia game. Tucker went 3-0 to Josh Morris before FSU decided to intentionally walk the Dogs top HR hitter for the second time. Tucker threw three more straight balls before moving the count to 3-1 and then losing Felmy to once again load the bases. Tucker then got a big double play as FSU kept the game 2-1 on the 6-4-3 DP.

Robinson tried to start an FSU rally in the eighth as he recorded his third hit of the night. The All-American sent a one out single through the right side to give Florida State its first base runner since Robinson singled in the fifth inning. That brought Warren into the game. The Seminoles had recorded just one hit versus Warren in five previous innings. The set-up man had thrown 79 pitches in his two previous outings though. Jack Rye welcomed Warren to the game by singling to center to put two on. It was the first time FSU recorded back-to-back hits all game. Posey flew out to right for out number two and then Ryne Malone fouled out to end the threat.

A two base error put the Bulldogs in position to get an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth. The runner moved to third on a wild pitch before Tucker got the second out on a chopper to first. FSU's closer was one strike away from getting out of the inning but a Wyatt single through the right side plated the all important third run, which would turn out to be the game winner.

With a two-run lead and only three outs left, UGA brought Fields and his 14 saves into the game. Fields got the first out on a K. He came within one strike of the second out but hit Travis Anderson to bring the tying run to the plate. Tommy Oravetz pinch hit and sent a single to right center putting runners on the corners. Fields got his second out on a foul out that brought Anderson in from third making it a 3-2 game. Josh Spivey pinch hit and drove a ball to third and just missed beating out the throw that would have brought Robinson to the plate for one last at bat.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Shane Robinson          CF        4  1  3   0  0  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  4
Ryne Malone             3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   1  0  1  9  1
Travis Anderson         DH        3  1  0   0  0  2  0  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  0   1  0  0  3  2
Danny Diaz              C         3  0  0   0  0  1  6  1
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mark Sauls              P                            0  0
  Brent Marsh           P                            0  1
  Matt DiBlasi          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  2  7   2  0  6 24 10
Opp                              31  3  7   3  7  6 27  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Ryne Malone (12)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Travis Anderson (6)
SF - FSU-Tony Thomas (5)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Shane Robinson (32)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Mark Sauls           L (1-3)    4.1  5  2  2  2  4
Brent Marsh                     0.1  0  0  0  1  0
Matt DiBlasi                    0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Luke Tucker                     3.1  2  1  0  3  2
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  7  3  2  7  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  2  2  0  6


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