Florida State Baseball - 2007 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 2007 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Chip Baker, Director of Operations
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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2007 FSU Baseball Media Guide


2007 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Stephen Cardullo, 5-11, 205, IF, Coral Springs - HIGH SCHOOL: Hit .398 as a senior with six home runs, six doubles and 21 RBIs in 30 games his senior year...slugged .670 and posted a .461 on base percentage...swiped six bases in eight attempts...named a Miami Herald and South Florida Sun Sentinel Second Team All-County selection in 2005 and 2006...led St. Thomas Aquinas to the district championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006...offensive MVP at St. Thomas in 2005 and 2006...hit .412 with seven home runs, nine doubles and 29 RBIs as a junior...named the top prospect at the 2005 Perfect Game Academic Showcase...participated in the 2006 World Showcase, 2005 Academic Showcase and 2005 Sunshine East Showcase...also lettered in football as a junior and a senior...member of the Aquinas football team that was the state runner-up in 2004 and 2005...PERSONAL: Posted a 3.87 GPA at St. Thomas Aquinas...St. Thomas Scholar Athlete Award in 2005 and 2006...has a sister Stephanie and a brother Christopher...named to the FHSAA All-State academic team in 2006...son of Stephen Sr. and Kelli...born August 31, 1987.

Ohmed Danesh, 190, OF, Orlando - MLB DRAFT: Selected in the 2006 MLB Draft at 1244 by the New York Yankees...HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of the Dr. Phillips varsity baseball team...hit a walk-off home run, to propel Dr. Phillips HS to a 5-4 victory in the FHSAA Regional Semifinals...received Honorable Mention All-Orange County Baseball Team honors...played for Orlando Scorpions in summer ball in 2004 and 2005...PERSONAL: Son of Shahab and Pam Danesh...has three siblings, Shahen, Shadee, and Arehzo... sister Arhezo also attends Florida State...born January 17, 1988.

Nicholas Debacker, 6-0, 181, P, Tampa - HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-county honorable mention by the St. Pete Times in 2005...All-Hillsborough County first team selection as a junior by the Tampa Tribune...named an honorable mention All-Suncoast team selection by the St. Pete Times as a junior...named one of 15 "Players To Watch" by the St. Pete Times going into his senior year...went 9-2 with a 1.74 ERA as a senior...posted a 9-2 record with a 1.42 ERA as a junior with two saves...member of the 2004 Colt World Series champions...PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Colleen Debacker...has three sisters Kelsey, Carly and Kaitlin.

Matt Fairel, 6-3, 200, P-OF, Winter Haven - MLB DRAFT: Drafted in the 2006 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants in the 32nd round with the 956th pick...HIGH SCHOOL: 2006 FSWA 5A First Team All-State as a pitcher...Lakeland Ledger's 2006 Player of the Year...New Chief Player of the Year...F.A.C.A. District 12 M.V.P....hit .471 with four home runs and 29 RBIs...went 10-4 on the hill with a 1.49 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 94 innings of work...threw a no-hitter versus Kathleen High School...won all three regional games to lead Winter Haven to State...2005 FSWA 4A All-State third-team...was 5-2 as a starter and also recorded one save in 2005...posted a 2.21 ERA with 79 strikeouts in 39 innings of work...hit .396 with three home runs and 31 RBIs for the Blue Devils as a junior...team finished as state runner-up for the second year in a row...2005 IBC High School Player of the Year...rated one of Florida's top recruits by sunshinestatebaseball.com...2005 and 2006 Blue Devil Classic All-Tournament Team. IBC BASEBALL: Played for Team IBC over the past five years going 16 -1 over his high school career...threw three no-hitters and four one-hitters...only loss came in his 9th grade year at the WWBA Underclassmen World Series where he pitched a one- hitter and lost 1-0 to Team Ontario...three no-hitters came against SWFB, Bayside Yankees and Kentucky Royals...also hit .450 and played outfield...PERSONAL: Son of Doug Fairel and Linda Leifheit...mother attended Florida State...two sisters Jennifer (28) and Annie (25) and a brother Doug (23)...graduated from Winter Haven with high honors and a 3.9 GPA.

Devin Gonzalez, 5-11, 185, IF, Jacksonville - HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-Gateway Conference honors as a junior and senior...two-time All-First Coast by the Florida Times Union...named first team All-First Coast as a junior...team MVP...earned All-State honors as a junior...hit .461 with four homers, 10 doubles and 30 walks...although recruited as a third baseman, played short in high school and committed just two errors in 161 innings...also went 4-0 with one save on the hill...led the city in doubles as a sophomore...participated in the state High School Power Showcase Home Run Derby...tabbed as the number one pro prospect as a senior from the Jacksonville area in 2006 by the Florida Times Union...PERSONAL: Son of Steve and Melanie Gonzalez...has two sisters, Melissa and Brittany...born 12/12/87.

Mark Hallberg, 5-11, 170, SS, Barron, WI - AT UIC: Earned his second All-Horizon League First Team honors in 2006...hit .373 and batted .403 in the Horizon League...ranked first in the NCAA as the nation's hardest batter to strike out...Hallberg was only retired six times on strikes all season in 217 at bats...his average of one strikeout per 36 at bats was seven better than the second-best player in the NCAA in that category...the only UIC player to start all 55 games for the Flames in 2006...compiled a 17-game hit streak between March 19 and April 15 as the UIC lead-off hitter...had 81 hits, scored 56 runs, 19 doubles, a triple, three home runs and drew 36 walks in 2006...Hallberg slugged .512 and posted an on base percentage of .462...2005 All-Horizon League First Team selection and a member of the 2005 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...named a 'Louisville Slugger' Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper...batted .354 with three homers and 42 RBIs, including 84 hits, which is good for second in UIC history for a single season...had a team-season best 23-game hitting streak, spanning from April 16th to May 15th...reached base safely in 52 out of 60 games...ranked in the top 10 in the Horizon League in several offensive categories, including: hits (84, 1st), runs scored (54, 1st), total bases (112, 2nd), doubles (15, t-5th) and RBIs (42, 5th)...recorded a base hit in 49 out of 60 contests...his 54 runs were the fourth-most in school-history for a single-season...set a single-season, school-record with 237 at-bats...was the fourth-hardest batter in the nation to strike out, only fanning one time per every 21.5 at-bats...HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for the Eau Claire Cavaliers following his high school career...named the team MVP and the team's best first-year player...also selected as the team's Most Popular Player by the fans...hit .356 and drove in 26 runs, while successful on 14 of 15 stolen base attempts for Eau Claire...propelled the Barron Golden Bears to three regional championships, two sectional championships, two state tournament appearances and two Heart of the North conference championships...garnered 2004 Northwest Wisconsin Player of the Year honors...three-time all-state, all-district and all-conference selection...did not strike out during his junior and senior years...set school records for doubles in a season (16) and career (33); hits for a season (41) and career (112); career batting average (.455); consecutive games without a strikeout (48) and consecutive at-bats without a strikeout (195) and career triples (9)...as a junior, led Golden Bears in batting average (.493), hits (35) and triples (3)...as a senior led Barron in doubles (16), triples (3), hits (41), batting average (.471) and runs (42)...was undefeated on the mound as a senior, going 5-0 with three saves, an ERA of 0.80 and 20 K's in 26 innings of work...as a sophomore, led Barron in hitting (.437) and was an All-State Honorable Mention selection, First-Team All-District, and Most Valuable Defensive Player, leading the Golden Bears to a berth in the state finals...served as a two-year captain and two-time team MVP for Barron soccer team...led the state in scoring with 45 goals as a senior...selected to play in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Shriners All-Star game...two-year captain for Barron basketball team...selected as team MVP as a junior...was a All-Heart of the North First Team selection as a senior...selected to play in the Western Wis., Senior All-Star Basketball Classic...four-time Athlete of the Year and one-time, Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2003-04)...earned 12 varsity letters during high school...was a national USTA qualifier in tennis and won gold and silver medals in the U.S. State Games in 2000...PERSONAL: Born on December 9, 1985...son of Monti and Julie Hallberg...major is undecided.

Bo O'Dell, 6-3, 195, P, Kissimmee - MLB DRAFT: Drafted in the 2006 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves in the 23rd round. SEMINOLE CC: Went 4-2 with a 2.53 ERA in 2006...combined on three shutouts and recorded a save...second on the team with 57 innings pitched...struck out 42, walked 28 and held opposing batters to a .242 average...led the squad with a .667 winning percentage...Central Florida Collegiate Summer League All-Star Team...HIGH SCHOOL: Posted a 12-0 record with one save at Osceola High School...struck out 106 in 82 innings and posted a 0.94 ERA...named third team all-state in 2005 by FSWA...named all-county, All-Central Florida and to the FACA All-Star team...PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Kathy O'Dell...sister Carla O'Dell went to Florida State as well...born March 5, 1987.

Bobby Rauh, 6-0, 172, OF, Orlando - HIGH SCHOOL: A three-time All-Orange County selection...played in the Diamond Club Showcase in Tampa...a two-sport star who lettered all four years in football and baseball...offered several football scholarships by Division I schools as a wide receiver...finished his senior season with 31 catches for 734 yards and 10 TD's...named second team 6A All-State at wide receiver by the FSWA in 2006...received All-Central Florida football honors from the Orlando Sentinel in 2005 and 2006...SUMMER BALL: Batted .427 with five homers and was a perfect 16-for-16 in steals during summer ball...PERSONAL: Son of Dave and Terri Rauh...has one brother Ron (23)...born November 25, 1987.

D'Vontrey Richardson, 6-1, 200, OF, Leesburg, GA - AT FSU: Two-sport athlete who spent the fall as a quarterback for the Florida State football team...did not play a game for the Seminoles on the football field this fall...MLB DRAFT: Drafted in the 2006 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals in the 35th round with the 1,051st pick...rated the 82nd-best prospect by Baseball America...HIGH SCHOOL: Led Lee County as a senior in batting average (.507), runs (34), home runs (six) and stolen bases (11)...also recorded 20 RBIs...participated in the 2005 Perfect Game National Showcase...as a junior, playing with current Seminole Buster Posey, Richardson hit .386 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs in Lee County's run to the state finals...was ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the state of Georgia and the No. 11 athlete in the country...PrepStar Magazine Football All-American...threw for over 2,200 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for 1,050 yards and 17 more scores as a senior quarterback, leading Lee County to a 10-2 record in his final season in 2005...PERSONAL: Son of Gevette Roberson and Demitrius Richardson...has six brothers and sisters Markes, Devon, Endia, Alfred, Jessica and Lakrista...born July 30, 1988.

Danny Rosen, 180, P, Miami - AT MIAMI DADE: Went 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA while striking out 37 and walking just 10 batters...went 1-0 with a 1.12 ERA in Southern Conference play...pitched in the 2005 FCCAA State Baseball Tournament...PERSONAL: Son of Cliff and Gail Rosen...born May 17, 1985.

Jason Stidham, 5-10, 168, IF, Palm Bay - MLB DRAFT: Selected in the 2006 MLB Draft in the 43rd round, 1286th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks...AT FSU: Named the MVP of the Garnet & Gold game in the fall...HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Space Coast Player of the Year (2005 and 2006)...2005 FSWA All-State first team...2006 FSWA All-State second team...played in the Florida All-Star Game...PERSONAL: Son of Jeff Stidham and Denise Breitweiser...has two brothers (Josh and Jared) and one sister (Cara)...likes to fish...born February 26, 1988.

Scott Thorson, 6-4, 190, P, Deltona - HIGH SCHOOL: Posted a 5-2 record with one save and a 1.60 ERA in 2005...struck out 42 batters in 52 innings pitched...4-1 with a 1.44 ERA in the fall season with the Central Florida Renegades...played in the 2005 WWBA World Championships and WWBA 18U/2005 Grads National Championship with the Renegades...named first team all-conference and first team all-area by the Daytona Beach News Journal and Orlando Sentinel...was the starting pitcher at the Central Florida All-Star game...tabbed as one of the top graduating southpaws by Perfect Game USA in 2006...named the 298th-best prospect in the class of 2006 by Perfect Game...ranked in the top 50 of the top high school left-handed pitchers in the nation...PERSONAL: Son of Jon and Kymber Thorton...sister named Kristen (22)...born October 7, 1987.

Casey Whitmer, 6-1, 188, P, Kilgore, TX - MLB DRAFT: Selected in the 2006 MLB Draft in the 35th round, 1047th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks...HIGH SCHOOL: Named the District 17-4A MVP by district coaches...named third team all-state in 2006 by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association...also named all-state in 2005...posted a 11-2 record with a 1.20 ERA...PERSONAL: Son of Ted and Donna Whitmer...has three brothers and sisters Carly (21), Kenzie (16) and Keith (8).


2007 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                       PY
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  215  Sr   *    Bristol (Liberty County/Chipola JC)
*  1 Travis Burge          P       R-L  6-0   160  So   *    Port Saint Joe (Port Saint Joe)
* 38 Stephen Cardullo      IF      R-R  5-11  205  Fr        Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 30 Brian Chambers        P       R-R  6-3   202  Sr   ***  Tampa (Jefferson)
*  2 Ohmed Danesh          OF      L-L        190  Fr        Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
  35 Nicholas Debacker     P       R-R  6-0   181  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
* 10 Matt Fairel           P-OF    L-L  6-3   200  Fr        Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 18 Mark Gildea           OF      S-R  6-2   195  So-R *    Tampa (Middleton)
*  3 Devin Gonzalez        IF      L-R  5-11  185  Fr        Jacksonville (Fletcher)
* 27 Caleb Graham          P       R-R  6-2   201  So   *    Tampa (Gaither)
* 24 Dennis Guinn          1B-OF   R-R  5-11  200  Jr   **   Haines City (Winter Haven)
*  7 Mark Hallberg         SS      R-R  5-11  170  Jr        Barron, WI (Barron/Illinois-Chicago)
* 22 Bryan Henry           P       R-R  6-3   202  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Florida/North Florida CC)
* 25 Michael Hyde          P       R-R  6-1   192  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln/Tallahassee CC)
* 33 Trent Jarvis          P       L-L  6-3   210  Jr-R *    Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
  37 Neil Malpass          OF-P    L-R  6-2   200  Jr-R      Destin (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 26 Jimmy Marshall        P       R-R  6-0   215  So   *    Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  9 Ruairi O'Connor       OF      R-R  6-1   198  So-R *    River Forest, IL (Oak Park-River Forest)
* 16 Bo O'Dell             P       R-R  6-3   195  So        Kissimmee (Osceola/Seminole CC)
   4 Stephen Ochs          P       R-L  6-1   180  So-R *    Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
*  6 Tommy Oravetz         2B      L-R  5-9   177  So   *    Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  8 Buster Posey          C-P     R-R  6-2   195  So   *    Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
  21 Bobby Rauh            OF      R-R  6-0   172  Fr        Orlando (Edgewater)
* 17 Brandon Reichart      1B      R-R  6-3   215  Sr-R      Tallahassee (Godby/Tallahassee CC/Mercer)
*  5 D'Vontrey Richardson  OF      R-R  6-1   200  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 40 Danny Rosen           P       R-R        180  Jr        Miami (Miami Dade CC)
* 46 Jack Rye              OF      L-L  6-1   200  Jr   **   Irvine, CA (Woodbridge)
* 45 Josh Spivey           OF      L-L  6-1   210  Sr   **   Tampa (Wharton/Saint Leo)
* 13 Jason Stidham         IF      L-R  5-10  168  Fr        Palm Bay (Melbourne)
* 14 Ryan Strauss          P-OF    R-R  6-2   200  Jr   **   Tampa (Bloomingdale)
* 19 Brady Thomas          C       L-R  5-9   172  So   *    Anderson, SC (T.L. Hanna)
* 23 Tony Thomas           2B      R-R  5-10  180  Jr   **   Valrico (Bloomingdale)
  51 Scott Thorson         P       L-L  6-4   190  Fr        Deltona (Pine Ridge)
* 31 Luke Tucker           P       R-R  6-3   200  Sr   *    Niceville (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 32 Casey Whitmer         P       R-R  6-1   188  Fr        Kilgore, TX (Kilgore)

2007 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                       PY
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   160  So   *    Port Saint Joe (Port Saint Joe)
*  2 Ohmed Danesh          OF      L-L        190  Fr        Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
*  3 Devin Gonzalez        IF      L-R  5-11  185  Fr        Jacksonville (Fletcher)
   4 Stephen Ochs          P       R-L  6-1   180  So-R *    Marietta, GA (Lassiter)
*  5 D'Vontrey Richardson  OF      R-R  6-1   200  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
*  6 Tommy Oravetz         2B      L-R  5-9   177  So   *    Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  7 Mark Hallberg         SS      R-R  5-11  170  Jr        Barron, WI (Barron/Illinois-Chicago)
*  8 Buster Posey          C-P     R-R  6-2   195  So   *    Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
*  9 Ruairi O'Connor       OF      R-R  6-1   198  So-R *    River Forest, IL (Oak Park-River Forest)
* 10 Matt Fairel           P-OF    L-L  6-3   200  Fr        Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 13 Jason Stidham         IF      L-R  5-10  168  Fr        Palm Bay (Melbourne)
* 14 Ryan Strauss          P-OF    R-R  6-2   200  Jr   **   Tampa (Bloomingdale)
* 16 Bo O'Dell             P       R-R  6-3   195  So        Kissimmee (Osceola/Seminole CC)
* 17 Brandon Reichart      1B      R-R  6-3   215  Sr-R      Tallahassee (Godby/Tallahassee CC/Mercer)
* 18 Mark Gildea           OF      S-R  6-2   195  So-R *    Tampa (Middleton)
* 19 Brady Thomas          C       L-R  5-9   172  So   *    Anderson, SC (T.L. Hanna)
* 20 Travis Anderson       OF      R-R  5-11  215  Sr   *    Bristol (Liberty County/Chipola JC)
  21 Bobby Rauh            OF      R-R  6-0   172  Fr        Orlando (Edgewater)
* 22 Bryan Henry           P       R-R  6-3   202  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Florida/North Florida CC)
* 23 Tony Thomas           2B      R-R  5-10  180  Jr   **   Valrico (Bloomingdale)
* 24 Dennis Guinn          1B-OF   R-R  5-11  200  Jr   **   Haines City (Winter Haven)
* 25 Michael Hyde          P       R-R  6-1   192  Sr   **   Tallahassee (Lincoln/Tallahassee CC)
* 26 Jimmy Marshall        P       R-R  6-0   215  So   *    Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 27 Caleb Graham          P       R-R  6-2   201  So   *    Tampa (Gaither)
* 30 Brian Chambers        P       R-R  6-3   202  Sr   ***  Tampa (Jefferson)
* 31 Luke Tucker           P       R-R  6-3   200  Sr   *    Niceville (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 32 Casey Whitmer         P       R-R  6-1   188  Fr        Kilgore, TX (Kilgore)
* 33 Trent Jarvis          P       L-L  6-3   210  Jr-R *    Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
  35 Nicholas Debacker     P       R-R  6-0   181  Fr        Tampa (Plant)
  37 Neil Malpass          OF-P    L-R  6-2   200  Jr-R      Destin (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 38 Stephen Cardullo      IF      R-R  5-11  205  Fr        Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 40 Danny Rosen           P       R-R        180  Jr        Miami (Miami Dade CC)
* 45 Josh Spivey           OF      L-L  6-1   210  Sr   **   Tampa (Wharton/Saint Leo)
* 46 Jack Rye              OF      L-L  6-1   200  Jr   **   Irvine, CA (Woodbridge)
  51 Scott Thorson         P       L-L  6-4   190  Fr        Deltona (Pine Ridge)

June 16, 2006 - Shane Robinson signed with St. Louis Cardinals.
June 16, 2006 - Ryan Malone signed with the Chicago Cubs.
June 23, 2006 - Tyler Chambliss signed with the Kansas City Royals.
August 18, 2006 - Charles Cleveland transferred to South Florida.
August 30, 2006 - Brian Kelley transferred to Daytona Community College.
November 9, 2006 - Kyle Maxie transferred to Pearl River Community College.
November 9, 2006 - Danny Diaz has been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Mike Martin Officially Enshrined Into The ABCA Hall Of Fame.

In front of his family and friends, Mike Martin was honored at the ABCA Convention.

Jan. 10, 2007

ORLANDO, FL - Legendary Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin has been honored in almost every way imaginable in his 27-year career as the FSU baseball head coach. He is a 10-time conference coach of the year. He has led his FSU teams to 27 consecutive NCAA Regionals, coached in 12 College World Series and won 15 conference championships. Hundreds of his players have won all-conference and All-American honors and 13 have been first round draft picks. As proud as he is of all those accomplishments, his induction into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame this past weekend in Orlando may have topped them all.

"It was a very humbling experience," said Martin of his enshrinement. "I was overwhelmed with joy. I got a chance to see people I haven't seen in a long time. It was very exciting. Rod Delmonico from Tennessee was there. I saw Duane Banks from Iowa who is a retired coach. It makes you reflect on so many things. This job has been an unbelievable blessing for me and my family. It has to do with the relationships I have accumulated over the years and it seems all are in the area of baseball."

Martin was enshrined in the ABCA/Louisville Slugger Hall of Fame Friday night at the annual convention held this year in Orlando. The Seminole coach was one of nine men enshrined in the hall this year. Martin was joined by his family and friends at the induction ceremony.

"It was an exhilarating experience," said Martin. "We had a great weekend. We took the grandchildren to Disney World. I really had the time of my life. Looking back on the 33 years that I have enjoyed working in this program. I am looking forward to many more."

As his 28th season gets under way in three weeks, Martin continues to cement his legacy as one of collegiate baseball's most prolific coaches. In just the last year alone the Seminole coach won his 1,400th game. The Florida State graduate is one of just eight baseball coaches in the history of the NCAA to win 1,400 games and with just 11 more wins he will pass two more coaches and move into the top five for victories in the history of the sport.

Martin has become the face of Florida State baseball having been associated with the Seminoles for 35 of FSU's 60 seasons. He is by far the winningest coach in the history of the program. Of the 3,205 baseball games played in program history, Martin has been involved in 2,316 as a player, assistant coach and head coach. What is even more impressive is that Martin has been at FSU for 1,719 of the 2,330 all-time baseball victories. In one way or another Mike Martin has been a part of almost 74% of Florida State's victories.

Martin has led the Seminoles to 12 College World Series appearances and 27 consecutive NCAA Regional Appearances, one for each year he has been on the bench. He has won 15 conference championships since taking over as head coach in 1980 with 11 from the Metro Conference and four in the ACC. He was a six-time Metro Conference Coach of the Year and has been the ACC Coach of the Year four times as well. Fifty-six Florida State players have earned All-America honors under Martin and 108 players earned first team all-conference recognition. He has coached four players, Mike Fuentes, Mike Loynd, J.D. Drew and Shane Robinson, who were named national players of the year.

For the past 27 seasons, Martin hasn't just produced great players he has developed great teams. Florida State has grown into one of the most prestigious collegiate baseball programs in the NCAA under Martin's guidance. FSU baseball is the second-winningest program all-time but since 2000 no school has won more games than Martin's Seminoles. No other Division I school has finished in the top 10 more times, compiled more 50+ win seasons or gone to more NCAA Regionals since 2000 as well.

The most important thing about Mike Martin's teams is that they have won with class, a direct reflection of the man who leads Seminole baseball. In just three season of presenting The ACC Sportsmanship Award, Martin's Seminoles have won it twice. His team has been in the top three in the ACC for overall GPA and six Seminoles were named to the All-ACC Academic Team as they posted a GPA of at least 3.0 in both semesters last academic year.

This January's induction into the ABCA Hall of Fame was the ultimate honor for Martin or any collegiate baseball coach but it wasn't the first time the legendary head coach has been so honored. He was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus at Wingate University in 2004 and then awarded the highest honor accorded by the Florida State Alumni Association when he was presented with the Bernard F. Sliger Award for Service.


2007 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Mark Hallberg            American Baseball Coaches Association - 3rd Team All-American
                         Ping - All-American - Honorable Mention

Bryan Henry              American Baseball Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team All-American
                         Ping - 1st Team All-American
                         Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 2nd Team All-American
                         Rivals.Com - 2nd Team All-American

Buster Posey             Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team All-American
                         Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Ping - 2nd Team All-American
                         American Baseball Coaches Association - 3rd Team All-American

Jason Stidham            Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Rivals.Com - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Tony Thomas              American Baseball Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Baseball America - 1st Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 1st Team All-American
                         Ping - 1st Team All-American
                         Rivals.Com - 1st Team All-American
                         NCAA - Consensus All-American

All-Americans -  5

2007 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Kevin Cash               36      C                  Boston Red Sox
Randy Choate             32      P                  Arizona Diamondbacks
Matt Diaz                23      OF-1B              Atlanta Braves
J.D. Drew                 7      OF                 Boston Red Sox
Stephen Drew              6      SS                 Arizona Diamondbacks
John-Ford Griffin        11      OF                 Toronto Blue Jays
Doug Mientkiewicz        11      1B                 New York Yankees
Scott Proctor            43      P                  New York Yankees
Scott Proctor            45      P                  Los Angeles Dodgers
John Wasdin              37-42   P                  Pittsburgh Pirates

Noles in the Pros -  9

2007 Schedule and Results

           
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
 SCORE 
CWS
FSU
CB
FSU
BA
FSU
USA
OPP
CB
OPP
BA
OPP
USA
CB
BA
USA
02/02
Ref
H
TENNESSEE
W 9-2
 
13
18
17
18
11
19
 
 
 
02/03
Ref
H
TENNESSEE
W 4-0
 
13
18
17
18
11
19
 
 
 
02/04
Ref
H
TENNESSEE
W 19-7
 
13
18
17
18
11
19
 
 
 
02/09
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 17-8
 
10
14
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/10
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 12-6
 
10
14
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/11
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 15-1
 
10
14
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/16
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 10-1
 
5
9
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/17
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 16-1
 
5
9
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/18
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 11-3
 
5
9
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/20
Ref
A
FLORIDA
W 14-6
 
2
8
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/23
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
W 6-3
 
2
8
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
W 10-2
 
2
8
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/25
Ref
H
APPALACHIAN STATE
W 12-8
 
2
8
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/27
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
W 16-3
 
2
8
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/02
Ref
H
SIENA COLLEGE
W 14-4
 
2
8
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/03
Ref
H
SIENA COLLEGE
W 8-3
 
2
8
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/04
Ref
H
SIENA COLLEGE
W 22-3
 
2
8
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/09
Ref
H
INDIANA
W 6-0
 
2
5
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/10
Ref
H
INDIANA
W 8-2
 
2
5
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/11
Ref
H
INDIANA
W 9-0
 
2
5
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/16
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 7-6
 
2
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/17
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 4-3
 
2
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/18
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 11-1
 
2
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/21
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
L 3-5
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/23
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 5-1
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/24
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 10-3
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/25
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 7-0
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/27
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
W 6-0
 
1
2
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/30
Ref
A
DUKE
W 15-3
 
1
2
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/31
Ref
A
DUKE
L 5-8
 
1
2
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/01
Ref
A
DUKE
W 8-5
 
1
2
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/03
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Fl
L 7-16
 
1
2
2
22
 
 
 
 
 
04/06
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 10-4
 
1
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/07
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 6-8
 
1
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/08
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 6-5
 
1
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/10
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 7-2
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/13
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 14-1
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/14
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 4-3
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/15
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 8-5
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/18
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 4-5
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/20
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
W 4-2
2
1
3
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
04/21
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
W 5-4
2
1
3
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
04/22
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 6-10
2
1
3
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
04/27
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 7-6
 
1
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/28
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 13-8
 
1
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/29
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 1-7
 
1
2
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/04
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 9-3
 
2
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/05
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 20-5
 
2
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/06
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 3-2
 
2
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/11
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 11-1
 
2
2
2
23
18
16
12
15
13
05/12
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 6-7
 
2
2
2
23
18
16
12
15
13
05/13
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 6-11
 
2
2
2
23
18
16
12
15
13
05/17
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 17-2
 
3
3
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/18
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 10-2
 
3
3
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/19
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 17-11
 
3
3
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/23
Ref
N
WAKE FOREST
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
W 11-2
 
3
3
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/25
Ref
N
MIAMI
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
L 3-9
 
3
3
4
25
 
 
 
 
 
05/26
Ref
N
CLEMSON
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
L 1-5
 
3
3
4
15
19
16
12
15
13
06/01
Ref
H
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
NCAA
W 6-2
 
3
7
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/02
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI STATE
NCAA
L 0-3
7
3
7
5
 
 
 
8
8
8
06/03
Ref
H
STETSON
NCAA
W 17-1
 
3
7
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/03
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI STATE
NCAA Championship
L 4-9
7
3
7
5
 
 
 
8
8
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   49-13    35- 6    13- 4     1- 3
VS ACC          24- 6    12- 3    12- 3     0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25   6- 6     6- 3     0- 0     0- 3

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL - 10
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    - 14
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   - 15

2007 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  FLORIDA STATE        24- 6    49-13 
 2  CLEMSON              18-12    41-23 
 3  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 16-14    38-23 
 4  WAKE FOREST          14-16    34-29 
 5  BOSTON COLLEGE       12-17    24-27-1
 6  MARYLAND              7-23    26-30 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       21- 9    57-16 
 2  VIRGINIA             19- 9    45-16 
 3  MIAMI                17-13    37-24 
 4  GEORGIA TECH         15-14    32-25 
 5  DUKE                  8-22    29-25 
 6  VIRGINIA TECH         7-23    23-31 

2007 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Jacksonville, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/23/2007  (3)VIRGINIA 6, (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1            
05/23/2007  (7)GEORGIA TECH 8, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 4              
05/23/2007  (4)CLEMSON 5, (5)MIAMI 4                            
05/23/2007  (1)FLORIDA STATE 11, (8)WAKE FOREST 2               
05/24/2007  (3)VIRGINIA 4, (7)GEORGIA TECH 1                    
05/24/2007  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 14, (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 5     
05/25/2007  (8)WAKE FOREST 3, (4)CLEMSON 2                      
05/25/2007  (5)MIAMI 9, (1)FLORIDA STATE 3                      
05/26/2007  (6)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 8, (7)GEORGIA TECH 7        
05/26/2007  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 5, (3)VIRGINIA 0                  
05/26/2007  (4)CLEMSON 5, (1)FLORIDA STATE 1                    
05/26/2007  (8)WAKE FOREST 7, (5)MIAMI 3                        
05/27/2007  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 3, (8)WAKE FOREST 2               

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/02/2007
TENNESSEE
Mark
Hallberg
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tommy
Oravetz
Ruairi
O'Connor
Tony
Thomas
Brandon
Reichart
02/03/2007
TENNESSEE
Mark
Hallberg
Tony
Thomas
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jason
Stidham
Brandon
Reichart
02/04/2007
TENNESSEE
Mark
Hallberg
Tony
Thomas
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jason
Stidham
Brandon
Reichart
02/09/2007
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Mark
Hallberg
Tony
Thomas
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
Tommy
Oravetz
Brandon
Reichart
02/10/2007
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Mark
Hallberg
Tony
Thomas
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
02/11/2007
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Mark
Hallberg
Tony
Thomas
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
02/16/2007
HOFSTRA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
02/17/2007
HOFSTRA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
02/18/2007
HOFSTRA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
02/20/2007
FLORIDA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
02/23/2007
APPALACHIAN STATE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
02/24/2007
APPALACHIAN STATE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Jason
Stidham
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Brandon
Reichart
02/25/2007
APPALACHIAN STATE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Jason
Stidham
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
02/27/2007
NORTH FLORIDA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Jason
Stidham
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/02/2007
SIENA COLLEGE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/03/2007
SIENA COLLEGE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/04/2007
SIENA COLLEGE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/09/2007
INDIANA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/10/2007
INDIANA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/11/2007
INDIANA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/16/2007
WAKE FOREST
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/17/2007
WAKE FOREST
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/18/2007
WAKE FOREST
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/21/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Tommy
Oravetz
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/23/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tommy
Oravetz
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
03/24/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
03/25/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/27/2007
NORTH FLORIDA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/30/2007
DUKE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
03/31/2007
DUKE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
04/01/2007
DUKE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Tommy
Oravetz
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
04/03/2007
FLORIDA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
04/06/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
04/07/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
04/08/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
04/10/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
04/13/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
04/14/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
04/15/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
04/18/2007
FLORIDA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
04/20/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
04/21/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Tommy
Oravetz
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
04/22/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Jason
Stidham
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
04/27/2007
MIAMI
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
Ruairi
O'Connor
Brandon
Reichart
04/28/2007
MIAMI
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
04/29/2007
MIAMI
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
05/04/2007
MARYLAND
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
Ruairi
O'Connor
Brandon
Reichart
05/05/2007
MARYLAND
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
Ruairi
O'Connor
Brandon
Reichart
05/06/2007
MARYLAND
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
05/11/2007
CLEMSON
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
05/12/2007
CLEMSON
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Ohmed
Danesh
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
05/13/2007
CLEMSON
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Ohmed
Danesh
Jason
Stidham
Travis
Anderson
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
05/17/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
Ruairi
O'Connor
Brandon
Reichart
05/18/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
Ruairi
O'Connor
Brandon
Reichart
05/19/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Ohmed
Danesh
Jason
Stidham
Tommy
Oravetz
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
05/23/2007
WAKE FOREST
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
Ruairi
O'Connor
Brandon
Reichart
05/25/2007
MIAMI
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Travis
Anderson
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
Ruairi
O'Connor
Brandon
Reichart
05/26/2007
CLEMSON
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Ohmed
Danesh
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
Tommy
Oravetz
Brandon
Reichart
06/01/2007
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
06/02/2007
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Gildea
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Brandon
Reichart
06/03/2007
STETSON
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart
06/03/2007
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Tony
Thomas
Mark
Hallberg
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Brandon
Reichart

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/02/2007
TENNESSEE
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
Jack
Rye
02/03/2007
TENNESSEE
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
Jack
Rye
02/04/2007
TENNESSEE
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
Jack
Rye
02/09/2007
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
Jack
Rye
02/10/2007
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Ruairi
O'Connor
02/11/2007
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
02/16/2007
HOFSTRA
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
02/17/2007
HOFSTRA
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
02/18/2007
HOFSTRA
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
02/20/2007
FLORIDA
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
02/23/2007
APPALACHIAN STATE
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
02/24/2007
APPALACHIAN STATE
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
02/25/2007
APPALACHIAN STATE
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
02/27/2007
NORTH FLORIDA
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/02/2007
SIENA COLLEGE
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/03/2007
SIENA COLLEGE
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/04/2007
SIENA COLLEGE
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/09/2007
INDIANA
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/10/2007
INDIANA
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/11/2007
INDIANA
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/16/2007
WAKE FOREST
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/17/2007
WAKE FOREST
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/18/2007
WAKE FOREST
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/21/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Caleb
Graham
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/23/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Tommy
Oravetz
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
03/24/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
03/25/2007
BOSTON COLLEGE
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/27/2007
NORTH FLORIDA
Caleb
Graham
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/30/2007
DUKE
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
03/31/2007
DUKE
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
04/01/2007
DUKE
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
04/03/2007
FLORIDA
Caleb
Graham
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
04/06/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
04/07/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Rye
04/08/2007
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/10/2007
JACKSONVILLE
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/13/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/14/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/15/2007
VIRGINIA TECH
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Dennis
Guinn
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/18/2007
FLORIDA
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/20/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/21/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/22/2007
NORTH CAROLINA
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/27/2007
MIAMI
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/28/2007
MIAMI
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
04/29/2007
MIAMI
Danny
Rosen
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/04/2007
MARYLAND
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/05/2007
MARYLAND
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/06/2007
MARYLAND
Danny
Rosen
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/11/2007
CLEMSON
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Travis
Anderson
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/12/2007
CLEMSON
Danny
Rosen
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/13/2007
CLEMSON
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/17/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/18/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/19/2007
GEORGIA TECH
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/23/2007
WAKE FOREST
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/25/2007
MIAMI
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
05/26/2007
CLEMSON
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
06/01/2007
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Michael
Hyde
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
06/02/2007
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Bryan
Henry
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
06/03/2007
STETSON
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye
06/03/2007
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Danny
Rosen
Buster
Posey
Brandon
Reichart
Tony
Thomas
Jason
Stidham
Mark
Hallberg
Ohmed
Danesh
Mark
Gildea
Jack
Rye

2007 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== Tony Thomas .430 62 62 258 91 111 33 6 11 50 189 .733 43 10 39 2 .522 3 1 31 36 Buster Posey .382 62 62 246 66 94 21 2 3 65 128 .520 32 3 27 11 .453 4 4 4 8 Jack Rye .372 62 62 234 53 87 12 0 10 61 129 .551 34 4 22 4 .451 5 2 6 7 Jason Stidham .366 61 61 235 59 86 17 3 6 48 127 .540 30 9 35 3 .448 5 1 5 7 Mark Gildea .362 58 30 127 35 46 10 1 2 28 64 .504 25 5 35 4 .478 2 1 9 12 Mark Hallberg .360 62 62 250 68 90 14 3 3 56 119 .476 41 1 20 11 .447 3 14 11 13 D'Vontrey Richardson .351 51 35 131 41 46 5 3 2 20 63 .481 13 7 29 5 .431 2 0 2 3 Ohmed Danesh .321 44 18 84 16 27 6 1 2 20 41 .488 14 1 21 1 .424 0 0 2 2 Brandon Reichart .311 62 62 225 43 70 16 0 3 51 95 .422 17 7 26 9 .375 2 5 1 2 Tommy Oravetz .297 51 10 74 15 22 5 0 1 17 30 .405 12 8 15 0 .442 1 2 0 0 Ruairi O'Connor .296 44 29 98 18 29 10 0 1 22 42 .429 11 3 16 5 .377 2 1 4 5 Brady Thomas .294 21 0 17 2 5 3 0 0 3 8 .471 1 1 3 2 .368 0 0 0 0 Dennis Guinn .286 45 43 154 29 44 13 1 5 37 74 .481 20 5 15 5 .379 3 0 0 0 Josh Spivey .286 11 0 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 .286 5 1 2 0 .615 0 0 0 0 Travis Anderson .281 43 22 89 19 25 7 1 3 11 43 .483 7 1 21 2 .337 1 2 0 0 Stephen Cardullo .273 12 0 11 2 3 0 0 1 5 6 .545 1 0 2 0 .308 1 0 0 0 Devin Gonzalez .133 14 0 15 3 2 0 0 0 3 2 .133 2 0 2 0 .222 1 0 0 0 Jimmy Marshall .000 23 0 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 Danny Rosen .000 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Travis Burge .000 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Matt Fairel .000 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Michael Hyde .000 20 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Bryan Henry .000 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Ryan Strauss .000 18 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Bo O'Dell .000 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Caleb Graham .000 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Casey Whitmer .000 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Luke Tucker .000 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Trent Jarvis .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .350 62 62 2256 562 789 172 21 53 499 1162 .515 308 66 330 64 .436 35 33 75 95 Opp .244 62 62 2056 259 502 102 8 34 236 722 .351 211 58 482 48 .329 15 28 28 48

2007 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 ======================================================================================================================== Buster Posey 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 .500 0 0 0 0 0 Jimmy Marshall 1.39 2 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 32.1 23 5 5 16 27 3 1 1 112 .205 4 2 0 3 0 Bryan Henry 2.60 14 2 18 18 0 0 1 0 117.2 103 39 34 27 117 20 1 9 432 .238 2 8 1 0 7 Matt Fairel 2.94 2 0 21 0 0 0 1 1 33.2 28 13 11 12 26 5 1 1 128 .219 1 3 1 0 0 Michael Hyde 3.35 10 2 19 16 0 0 1 0 83.1 76 41 31 30 63 16 1 3 304 .250 5 9 0 4 7 Ryan Strauss 3.40 10 3 17 16 0 0 2 0 87.1 86 40 33 35 56 15 1 5 331 .260 3 8 0 2 3 Caleb Graham 4.00 1 2 13 3 0 0 1 1 27.0 21 18 12 15 23 6 0 3 102 .206 1 3 0 1 1 Brian Chambers 4.02 3 0 31 0 0 0 1 1 40.1 41 22 18 16 26 13 0 1 149 .275 1 6 2 2 4 Travis Burge 4.34 1 0 27 0 0 0 1 1 29.0 25 14 14 10 27 6 1 2 106 .236 2 4 0 1 1 Casey Whitmer 4.40 1 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 14.1 13 7 7 10 17 3 0 0 53 .245 1 3 0 0 0 Bo O'Dell 5.06 3 1 13 5 0 0 1 0 32.0 32 18 18 12 24 9 1 3 125 .256 3 3 0 1 1 Danny Rosen 5.52 2 2 26 4 0 0 2 8 45.2 45 30 28 19 64 4 1 6 175 .257 3 6 0 1 4 Trent Jarvis 7.71 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 4 2 3 4 1 0 0 10 .100 0 1 0 0 0 Luke Tucker 9.00 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 6.0 6 8 6 5 8 1 0 0 25 .240 1 2 0 0 0 ==================================================================================================== FSU 3.57 49 13 233 62 0 5 5 13 552.0 502 259 219 211 482 102 8 34 2056 .244 27 58 4 15 28 Opp 7.72 13 49 62 62 1 1 1 6 525.2 789 562 451 308 330 172 21 53 2256 .350 54 66 11 35 33

2007 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Dennis Guinn 52 4 0 1.000 0 Brady Thomas 49 0 0 1.000 0 Devin Gonzalez 28 0 0 1.000 3 Ryan Strauss 6 14 0 1.000 1 Ruairi O'Connor 17 0 0 1.000 0 Michael Hyde 4 13 0 1.000 1 Bo O'Dell 4 6 0 1.000 1 Matt Fairel 3 6 0 1.000 0 Caleb Graham 1 5 0 1.000 0 Jimmy Marshall 2 3 0 1.000 0 Travis Anderson 4 0 0 1.000 0 Casey Whitmer 1 2 0 1.000 0 Buster Posey 428 47 3 .994 5 Brandon Reichart 503 34 5 .991 48 Jack Rye 114 2 1 .991 0 Mark Hallberg 97 172 7 .975 45 Mark Gildea 76 0 2 .974 0 Ohmed Danesh 31 0 1 .969 0 Tony Thomas 121 180 10 .968 41 D'Vontrey Richardson 59 2 4 .938 0 Jason Stidham 38 106 14 .911 6 Bryan Henry 8 12 2 .909 0 Travis Burge 1 5 1 .857 1 Tommy Oravetz 6 14 4 .833 2 Brian Chambers 1 8 2 .818 0 Danny Rosen 2 6 2 .800 0 Stephen Cardullo 0 3 1 .750 0 Josh Spivey 0 0 0 .000 0 Trent Jarvis 0 0 1 .000 0 Luke Tucker 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1656 644 60 .975 56 Opp 1577 673 109 .954 69
FLORIDA STATE 9, TENNESSEE 2
02/02/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Henry Pitches 13th-Ranked Florida State Past No. 11 Tennessee in Season Opener.

Second baseman Tony Thomas goes 3-for-4 with two doubles in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the ninth straight year, the 13th-ranked Florida State Seminoles (1-0) started the season in the win column posting a 9-2 victory over No. 11 Tennessee (0-1) on opening day in front of 4,988 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Senior right hander Bryan Henry threw six strong innings with 11 strikeouts, one shy of his career-high set last year against Duke. On the offensive side, second baseman Tony Thomas, Jr. led FSU with three hits, while junior right fielder Jack Rye belted his first home run of the season over the fence in right field.

Henry got the Seminoles off to a fabulous start striking out eight of the first 10 Volunteer batters, striking out the side in the first and third innings. The Tallahassee native gave up no runs on just four hits in six innings of work. Henry did not allow a hit until two outs in the fourth as UT designated hitter Shawn Griffin hit a bloop double down the line in left. The 11 strikeouts by the right hander were the most by a Seminole pitcher since Henry posted 12 against the Duke Blue Devils back on March 24 of last year.

"We played pretty well defensively," said Coach Mike Martin. "Bryan (Henry) took some plays out of people's hands by striking folks out, which has a way of relaxing the infielders. And I thought we played a pretty solid baseball game. It was nice to get a lot of folks in. I was very pleased we were able to do that. I was surprised that we were able to do that. Tennessee is an outstanding baseball team."

Florida State threatened in the first off Tennessee starting pitcher Craig Cobb as Jason Stidham got his first collegiate base hit, a double to the wall in right. Sophomore catcher Buster Posey laid down a perfect bunt along the third base line reaching first with a single, while advancing Stidham to third. But Cobb would work out of the jam.

The Seminoles would threaten again an inning later as designated hitter Tommy Oravetz got hit by a pitch followed by a single to right field by Ruairi O'Connor. Cobb would settled down once again as he got Tennessee out of the inning with a pair of fly outs and a strikeout.

After Henry retired the first two Volunteer batters in the top of the fourth, Tennessee collected its first hit of the season on a bloop double down the left field line by Griffin. Third baseman Cody Brown followed with a sharp single up the middle but Mark Hallberg, making his first career start at shortstop for the Seminoles, made a diving stop holding Griffin at third. Thomas prevented any Tennessee runs from scoring as closed out the inning with a leaping grab over his head in shallow right center.

Florida State would strike first as they put together a four-run fifth. Thomas led off the inning with the first of his three hits, lining a double to left. Thomas would then advance to third off a sacrifice bunt by first baseman Brandon Reichert. Hallberg would earn his first RBI as a Seminole hitting a slow grounder to third, scoring Thomas for a 1-0 Seminole advantage. After back-to-back singles by Stidham and Posey, Rye hit a three-run shot over the fence in right giving FSU a 4-0 lead.

That would be all the support Henry would need as he went back out on the mound in the sixth striking out the last two batters to pick up winner number one in 2007.

"I felt alright tonight," said Henry. "My defense did a great job behind me and that's all you can ask for. I was able to pound the strike zone and got Tony Thomas making some great plays and Dennis throwing guys out, it makes pitching a lot easier when you know you can just go up there and throw strikes.

"It was fun. It is always good to go out and set the tone for what's going to happen. UT is a great ball club and they are going to come out tomorrow, more fired up then they were today. They want to win too. We have to keep a level head on our shoulders and just try to take things from this game and get better and work hard each day."

FSU added a pair in the sixth as O'Connor walked with one out in the inning. Mark Gildea would enter the game as pinch run for O'Connor and come around to score on a Reichert RBI groundout to short. Thomas registered his second double of the game in the sixth and scored on a RBI triple by Hallberg.

With a 6-0 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, Florida State would tack on three more runs with two outs in the inning. In between outs, Rye collected his second hit of the ballgame, a double off the right field fence. D'Vontrey Richardson, pinch hitting for Oravetz, got his first collegiate hit hitting a sharp grounder to deep short advancing Rye to third. Gildea then stepped in for his second at-bat of the evening lining a double off the wall in right driving in his first two runs of the season. Thomas would conclude his evening with his third hit of the ballgame, a single up the middle scoring Gildea from second.

Tennessee would put together a bit of a run in the top of the eighth after the Seminoles got the first two outs of the inning. Relief pitcher Matt Fairel issued a pair of walks and then a single to Griffin before giving way to Seminole right hander Danny Rosen. The Vols' Brown connected on a single to right center off Rosen driving in the first two runs of the game for Tennessee. The threat would quickly come to an end as Rosen got UT right fielder Ryan Jones to pop up to Posey in fair territory to end the threat.

The win for Florida State was the first against Tennessee since 1966, while evening up the series at 4-4. The Seminoles and Volunteers return to the hill for game-two of the series on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU will send senior right hander Michael Hyde to the mound, while the Vols will throw junior southpaw James Adkins. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of WFLA-1270 the FAN as well as live web casting from ACC Select.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Mark Hallberg           SS        5  0  2   2  0  1  0  2
Jason Stidham           3B        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            C         4  1  2   0  0  0 14  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  2   3  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         CF        2  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-CF     1  2  1   2  0  0  1  0
Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  3   1  0  0  1  3
Brandon Reichart        1B        2  0  0   1  0  0  1  1
  Devin Gonzalez        PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
Bryan Henry             P                            1  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  9 14   9  1  4 27  7
Opp                              33  2  7   2  2 13 24  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (1), Jack Rye (1), Mark Gildea (1), Tony Thomas 2 (2)
3B - FSU-Mark Hallberg (1)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
SH - FSU-Brandon Reichart (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (1-0)    6.0  4  0  0  0 11
Brian Chambers                  1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Matt Fairel                     0.2  1  2  2  2  0
Danny Rosen                     1.1  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  2  2  2 13
Opp                  L          8.0 14  9  9  1  4


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FLORIDA STATE 4, TENNESSEE 0
02/03/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hyde Pitches Gem As No. 13 Florida State Blanks No. 11 Tennessee 4-0.

Freshmen Jason Stidham and D'Vontrey Richardson combine for three RBIs in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Despite game time temperatures in the 40's and a slight snow flurry in the air, the 13th-ranked Florida State Seminoles (2-0) remained perfect on the season with a 4-0 shutout over No. 11 Tennessee (0-2). Pitcher Michael Hyde compiled a second straight quality start for the Seminoles as the senior right hander threw 6.1 innings striking out a career-high 10 batters. Freshmen Jason Stidham and D'Vontrey Richardson combined for four hits and three RBIs as the Seminoles won their second game to start a season for the 23rd straight year.

Hyde allowed just two hits in 6.1 innings of work, while striking out 10 Volunteer batters in earning his first victory of the 2007 season. The senior from Tallahassee, Fla., matched his previous career-high of seven strikeouts, set in February of 2005 against St. Joseph's, by the end of the fourth inning. In the first two games of the season, Friday's starter Bryan Henry and Hyde have combined for 12.1 innings of shutout baseball allowing just six hits while striking out 21 Tennessee hitters.

"At the beginning I felt a little nervous," said Florida State starting pitcher Hyde. "But it came around and I started getting ahead. I definitely didn't expect to get 10 strikeouts today, but I'm glad the way it turned out. Seeing Bryan's performance yesterday definitely gave me a little more confidence for today's start."

"Michael (Hyde) was very impressive," stated Coach Mike Martin. "He threw three pitches in the zone. It was a day that I was pleased with the poise that we showed. It wasn't the greatest day to play a baseball game, but our guys were very professional the way they went about playing the game. I am very pleased right now."

FSU jumped on the board in the bottom of the first as second baseman Tony Thomas, Jr. walked, stole second and came around to score on an RBI single by right fielder Jack Rye.

In the fourth, Rye got things started again as he reached on a fielding error. After a balk moved Rye to second, he would later advance to third as center fielder Ruairi O'Connor reached safely at first on the Volunteers' second error of the inning. Richardson making his first collegiate start as the Seminoles' designated hitter, drove in a run on a sacrifice fly to right to give Florida State a 2-0 advantage.

The Seminoles would increase their lead to 3-0 as left fielder Dennis Guinn started the sixth with a leadoff walk. O'Connor would advance Guinn to second as he laid down a beautiful sacrifice bunt. With two outs in the inning, Stidham stood at the plate and sent a Nick Hernandez offering to right field for his first collegiate RBI. On the play, Guinn made an outstanding slide at home just avoiding the tag by Tennessee catcher J.P. Arencibia.

Stidham would strike again in the eighth for his second RBI of the game as he hit a double off the wall in right center driving in Richardson from second. The inning started as Guinn collected his first hit of the season driving a groundball single up the middle. He was later thrown out at third after Richardson hit a sharp single down the line at third underneath the outstretched glove of Brown. With two outs, Stidham gave the Seminoles some breathing room as he sent a shot off the wall for a standup double and a 4-0 FSU lead.

Brian Chambers and Jimmy Marshall relieved Hyde to preserve the shutout. Chambers threw 1.2 innings allowing no hits and one walk, while striking out two. Marshall pitched the ninth and closed the door on the Volunteers.

"It was very important that we played solid baseball, said Coach Martin. "The fact that we won is icing on the cake. But these games (against Tennessee) give us a little measuring stick. And in what I'm seeing right now, I'm very impressed with, but there is an awful of baseball left to be played."

With the win, Florida State has now won 51 of 54 home opening series in school history. The Seminoles and Volunteers return to the diamond for the series finale on Sunday at 1:00 pm at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU is expected to send junior right hander Ryan Strauss to the mound, while the Vols will throw sophomore left hander Lance McClain. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of WFLA-1270 the FAN.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  2
Tony Thomas             2B        2  1  1   0  2  0  1  2
Buster Posey            C         4  0  0   0  0  1 11  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   1  0  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
Ruairi O'Connor         CF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-CF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    DH        3  1  2   1  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  2   2  0  1  0  4
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  4  7   4  3  7 27 10
Opp                              27  0  2   0  5 12 24 11

E - Opp-4
2B - FSU-Tony Thomas (3), Jason Stidham (2)
SH - FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)
SF - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (1), Ruairi O'Connor (1)
CS - FSU-Buster Posey (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (1-0)    6.1  2  0  0  3 10
Brian Chambers                  1.2  0  0  0  1  2
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  0  0  5 12
Opp                  L          8.0  7  4  3  3  7


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FLORIDA STATE 19, TENNESSEE 7
02/04/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps Series Against Tennessee With Sunday's 19-7 Victory.

Shortstop Mark Hallberg scores four times and knocks in three runs in the Seminoles' win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (3-0) scored 19 runs including nine in the second inning as the 13th-ranked Seminoles swept the weekend series against No. 11 Tennessee (0-3) with a 19-7 victory Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles pounded out 22 hits in game three of the series as 12 different FSU players got a hit on Sunday. Junior second baseman Tony Thomas, Jr. led the way with a career-high four hits, while junior shortstop Mark Hallberg drove in a team-high three runs to pace the Seminoles at Mike Martin Field. It was the ninth straight sweep of a series to open a season for Florida State.

"It was a good day all around," said Hallberg. "We swept them (Tennessee) and that was the important thing. We played good defense and had good pitching for most of the series. It was a lot of fun, that's what it's all about."

Florida State wasted very little time to crack the scoreboard putting up a nine spot in the bottom of the second inning. Right fielder Jack Rye started the inning with a hit by pitch and moved to third on a double by Dennis Guinn. The next batter, center fielder Ruairi O'Connor, got his first of three hits with a single to left field scoring Rye for the game's first run. Designated hitter D'Vontrey Richardson drove in Guinn lacing a single to right field. After starting third baseman Jason Stidham drew a 3-1 walk, senior Brandon Reichert got his first hit as a Seminole lining a shot to right field to drive in O'Connor. With the bases loaded, Hallberg cleared the diamond with a double to left field. Thomas then singled up the middle to drive in his first run of the afternoon. Catcher Buster Posey registered an RBI double plating Thomas from second. He would later score on a fielder's choice groundout by Guinn to cap the nine-run second.

The Seminoles would add four in the third, four in the sixth and two more in the eighth scoring the most runs in a ball game since posting 18 against Jacksonville in game one of the NCAA Regional in Athens, Ga., last year.

Hallberg and Thomas, the top two batters in the Seminole lineup, reached base a combined nine times with each one scoring four runs. Posey finished the afternoon with three hits in four at-bats scoring twice and driving in two runs. O'Connor collected three straight singles in as many at-bats and finished 3-for-4 on the day. The redshirt-sophomore also drove in a pair of runs. Reichert, starting at first base for the third consecutive game, went 2-for-2 with two runs, a walk and one RBI.

"It's a big start for our team," said Thomas. "Everyone contributed in some one way or another as a whole. Not just for me, but for the team, it's a real confidence boost beating a solid team like Tennessee. They are a magnificent team. We came in this weekend, played as hard as we could and ended up with three wins."

Starting pitcher Ryan Strauss (1-0) got the win pitching a career-high five innings giving up four runs on six hits while striking out two Volunteer batters. The win for Strauss was his first career win as a starter. Casey Whitmer, Caleb Graham, Bo O'Dell and Travis Burge each saw an inning in relief. The bullpen worked four innings giving up just three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out three.

The Seminoles return to the diamond next weekend for a three-game set against UNC Asheville, February 9-11. Game one of the series on Friday is slated to start at 5:00 pm at Dick Howser Stadium. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of WFLA-1270 the FAN.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Mark Hallberg           SS        4  4  2   3  1  0  3  5
Tony Thomas             2B        6  4  4   1  0  1  2  4
Buster Posey            C         4  2  3   2  0  0  3  0
  Brady Thomas          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  1  0   1  1  0  2  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-CF     2  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  1  1   1  0  0  3  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     2  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
Ruairi O'Connor         CF        4  2  3   2  0  0  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Travis Anderson       LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    DH        4  2  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-3B     2  0  1   1  0  1  0  1
Brandon Reichart        1B        2  2  2   1  1  0  4  1
  Devin Gonzalez        PH-1B     1  0  0   1  0  0  4  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            2  1
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              44 19 22  18  4  3 27 12
Opp                              33  7 11   6  4  6 24 15

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Hallberg (1), Buster Posey 2 (2), Dennis Guinn (1)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Hallberg (1), Brady Thomas (1), Jack Rye (1)
SF - Opp-3, FSU-Devin Gonzalez (1)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (1-0)    5.0  6  4  4  2  2
Casey Whitmer                   1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Caleb Graham                    1.0  2  3  3  2  0
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  2  0  0  0  3
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 11  7  7  4  6
Opp                  L          8.0 22 19 13  4  3


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FLORIDA STATE 17, UNC-ASHEVILLE 8
02/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Remains Unbeaten With 17-8 Victory Over UNC Asheville.

The Seminoles run errorless streak to 36 straight innings to start the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State pounded out 18 hits and scored in double figures for the second straight game as the Seminoles (4-0) remained unbeaten on the season with a 17-8 win over UNC Asheville (0-1) on Friday evening. Buster Posey, Dennis Guinn and Ruairi O'Connor each drove in three runs as the Seminoles defeated the Bulldogs for the sixth straight time, running their all-time record to 15-1 against UNC Asheville.

The top of the Seminole batting order was the story once again as Mark Hallberg, Tony Thomas and Posey combined for nine runs, six hits, four RBIs and four walks to pace the offensive charge. All nine players in the starting line-up got a hit including six hitters with multiple base hits.

"As a team, we are finding our pitches to hit," said Thomas. "We're not pressing, we're not stressing, we're just playing Florida State baseball. We are going out there attacking the ball and being aggressive. That mentality is really helping us out a lot at the plate."

The Seminoles were also perfect in the field for the fourth straight game as FSU's errorless streak extended to 36 straight innings. The last time Florida State did not commit an error in four straight ball games dates back to the 2002 season. That year the Seminoles played flawless defense in the final two games of the series against Georgia Tech (April 20 & 21) and the first two games of a three-game set against NC State (April 26 & 27).

"No errors are very important," stated Thomas. "If you play solid defense you put yourself in a position to win the ball game. Even though our offense is tearing it up right now, we need to continue what we are doing on the defensive side, if we can do that I really think we can go out there and win every game."

FSU got on the board quickly with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to take an early 2-0 lead. Hallberg led off with a walk followed by Thomas' fourth double of the season. Posey was credited with an RBI as he reached base safely on an error by the Bulldog third baseman scoring Hallberg on the play. Thomas would later score from third as Posey was thrown out attempting to steal second.

The lead was short lived as UNC Asheville tied the game at two in the top half of the second. The Bulldogs registered three straight hits including a leadoff double by Rob Vernon and back-to-back singles by Kyle Smith and Edmond Locklear. Locklear's single to right plated Vernon, while a groundout by catcher John Whited drove in Smith. With a runner on third and two outs, Florida State's Jack Rye made a diving catch in right field on a sinking liner by Steve Burnich to end the inning.

FSU would regain the lead in the bottom of the third as Thomas led off the inning with a single up the middle. Thomas, now 10-for-16 on the season, has four doubles and four walks. After back-to-back walks by Posey and Rye, left fielder Dennis Guinn would drive in a pair dropping a looper down the line in right. Rye would score on the play as the throw from right field ricocheted off the umpire allowing enough time for Rye to cross the plate for a 5-2 FSU lead.

UNC Asheville would take the lead back the very next inning scoring four runs off Seminole starter Bryan Henry. Vernon led off the inning with a solo shot to left. Smith and Locklear once again registered back-to-back singles and after Henry got Bulldog shortstop Matt Henson to strikeout, Whited walked to load the bases. Burnich record his first RBI of the season as he drew a bases loaded walk. Leadoff batter Kevin Mattison got his first hit of the ball game as he smashed a single to right driving in two and giving the Bulldogs a 6-5 advantage.

Florida State would regain the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth as the Seminoles scored seven runs on six hits to take a 12-6 lead. Rye got the go-ahead hit with a two-run single to right center scoring Hallberg and Thomas. Guinn posted his third RBI of the evening lining a single up the middle scoring Posey from third. Jason Stidham and Ruairi O'Connor each recorded an RBI in the inning for the Seminoles.

Stidham finished the evening 2-for-6 with two doubles, while O'Connor was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs.

In the top of the fifth, Florida State went to the bullpen as junior Danny Rosen made his first appearance for the Seminoles. The right hander pitched two scoreless innings in relief giving up just one hit while striking out five. He struck out the side in the top of the fifth in earning the victory.

"I felt pretty good tonight," said Rosen. "I came in there, gave up a hit and then struck out the side in the fifth. Overall, I felt I did alright."

Matt Fairel made his second relief appearance of the season working a scoreless seventh. Jimmy Marshall pitched an inning and struck out the side in the eighth, while Brian Chambers closed out the game in the ninth giving up a two runs, one earned, on two hits while striking out one. Henry, the Seminoles starter in game one, pitched four innings allowing six runs on seven hits while striking out five.

The 17 runs scored by Florida State on Friday evening were the most scored in 16 career games against UNC Asheville. The Seminoles and Bulldogs return to the diamond for the second game of the series on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU is expected to send senior right hander Michael Hyde to the mound, while the Bulldogs will throw junior righty Graham Baughn. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Mark Hallberg           SS        5  3  3   1  1  0  0  1
Tony Thomas             2B        4  3  2   0  2  1  2  4
Buster Posey            C         3  3  1   3  1  0 10  0
  Brady Thomas          C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  2  1   2  2  0  1  0
  Mark Gildea           RF        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  2  2   3  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        6  2  2   1  0  2  0  4
Ruairi O'Connor         CF        4  1  2   3  0  0  0  0
  Matt Fairel           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brian Chambers        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-CF     2  0  1   2  1  1  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  2   0  0  1  7  0
  Devin Gonzalez        PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 17 18  15 11  8 27 10
Opp                              37  8 12   7  4 14 24 11

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (4), Jason Stidham 2 (4), Ruairi O'Connor 2 (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (1)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Buster Posey (2), D'Vontrey Richardson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry                     4.0  7  6  6  2  5
Danny Rosen          W (1-0)    2.0  1  0  0  0  5
Matt Fairel                     1.0  0  0  0  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  2  0  0  1  3
Brian Chambers                  1.0  2  2  1  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 12  8  7  4 14
Opp                  L          8.0 18 17 15 11  8


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FLORIDA STATE 12, UNC-ASHEVILLE 6
02/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Strike Early, Down UNC Asheville 12-6 On Saturday Afternoon.

Catcher Buster Posey records three RBIs for the second straight game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The hot hitting continued for No. 10 Florida State (5-0) as the Seminoles registered 14 hits en route to a 12-6 win over UNC Asheville (0-2) Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Catcher Buster Posey drove in three runs for the second straight game and led the offensive charge as one of three Seminole batters to post three hits on the afternoon. Second baseman Tony Thomas, Jr. and Brandon Reichert also collected three hits in the win.

"With 14 hits, you certainly expect to win," said head coach Mike Martin. "You just don't expect to make four errors and win by six runs. It was a game that we played like we needed to after the errors occurred. It was a very good win for us today."

Starting pitcher Michael Hyde earned his second win in as many tries in 2007 throwing five innings allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits. The right handed senior gave up two walks while striking out two.

UNC Asheville started the game with an early 3-0 lead as the first four batters got on base for the Bulldogs. UNCA center fielder Kevin Mattison reached base on a fielding error and would come around to score the first run of the ball game on an RBI single by first baseman Elliott Arrington. It was the first run allowed by Hyde in 18.2 innings pitched, a streak dating back to last season. The top of the first also witnessed a pair of FSU errors. It was the first two blunders committed by the Seminoles this season, as Florida State started the season with a streak of 36 consecutive innings without committing an error, a span including 147 chances.

The Bulldog lead was short lived as Florida State answered with a three spot in the bottom of the first. Shortstop Mark Hallberg led off with a walk and moved to second as Thomas continued his torrid hitting with a single to right field. Posey knocked in Hallberg from second with a single to left field for the Seminoles first run of the game. Back-to-back sacrifice flies by Dennis Guinn and Jason Stidham tied the game at three.

"Both Mark (Hallberg) and Tony (Thomas) are doing a great job of working the count and making the pitchers work," said Posey. "They are swinging at good pitches and putting pressure on the opposing defense."

Hyde returned to the mound in the top of the second and settled in shutting down the Bulldogs for the next three innings. The Tallahassee, Fla., native did not allow a base hit until Arrington led off the top of the fifth with a single up the middle.

Florida State took the lead in the bottom of the second with yet another three-run inning. Center fielder D'Vontrey Richardson led off with single and moved to second as Reichert was hit by a pitch. Hallberg loaded the bases as he laid a sacrifice bunt down the first base line. Bulldog pitcher Graham Baughn attempted to tag Hallberg on the play but the ball flew out of his glove allowing Hallberg to reach first safely. With one out, Richardson scored on a wild pitch to give the Seminoles a 4-3 advantage. Designated hitter Jack Rye added to the Seminole lead as he hit a shot to left center plating a pair as Reichert and Hallberg would score on the play.

UNC Asheville cut the lead to 6-5 in the top of the fifth. Arrington led off the inning with a single and would later score on a wild pitch. Three batters later right fielder David Williams connected on a two-out double to center, scoring Kyle Smith who got his first hit of the game with a double down the line in left.

FSU would strike again in the bottom half of the fifth. Rye and Guinn started the inning with a walk and single, respectively. Stidham just missed his first collegiate home run as he knocked a high towering RBI double off the top of the fence in right center, scoring Rye from second. Right fielder Ruairi O'Connor recorded an RBI on a fielder's choice and Reichert drove in his first run of the game with an RBI infield single. Posey finished the scoring for the Seminoles in the fifth as he smashed a line drive single to left scoring O'Connor to make the score 10-5.

Ryan Strauss made his first relief appearance of the season taking over for Hyde in the top of sixth. Strauss worked two solid innings allowing just two hits and one unearned run, while striking out one.

Florida State would pad its lead in the seventh with two more runs to give the Garnet and Gold a 12-6 advantage. Richardson led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on Reichert's third hit of the ballgame.

"Yesterday they (UNC Asheville) stayed away, away, away and I tried to stay with that approach," said Reichert. "If they were going to throw me away, I knew I had to stay on the ball and hit it the other way. Luckily they threw me away, away, away again today."

With the second baseman playing deep, Thomas executed a beautiful bunt single driving in Richardson from third. Thomas would safely swipe second and come around to score as Posey knocked in his third run of the game with a single to right. Through his first five games, Thomas is hitting .650 (13-for-20) with 12 runs, four walks and three RBIs.

Pitchers Travis Burge and Caleb Graham would close the door on the Bulldogs in the eighth and ninth as the two combined for two innings of no hit relief.

The Seminoles have now posted multiple runs in 15 innings this season and have scored at least one run in 21 of the 40 innings they have played this year. Florida State has struck early in the first five games of the season outscoring its opponents 25-5 through the first three innings.

The two teams will return to Mike Martin Field for game three of the series on Sunday at 1:00 pm. FSU is expected to send sophomore Bo O'Dell to the mound for his first start in a Seminole uniform. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Mark Hallberg           SS        3  2  0   0  1  1  0  2
Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  3   1  0  1  2  3
Buster Posey            C         5  1  3   3  0  1  4  0
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                DH        3  1  2   2  2  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  3
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        5  1  0   1  0  1  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  2  1   0  1  2  5  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  3   1  0  0 12  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  2
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 12 14  11  5  6 27 12
Opp                              34  6  6   4  5  5 24 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (1), Buster Posey (1), Jason Stidham 2 (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (5)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (1), Brandon Reichart (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (1)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (1), Jason Stidham (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde         W (2-0)    5.0  5  5  3  2  2
Ryan Strauss                    2.0  1  1  0  1  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Caleb Graham                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  6  6  3  5  5
Opp                  L          8.0 14 12 10  5  6


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FLORIDA STATE 15, UNC-ASHEVILLE 1
02/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps Series With 15-1 Win Over UNC Asheville.

Seminoles outscore Bulldogs 44-15 in the three-game series to remain unbeaten in 2007.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State lit up the scoreboard Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium with 15 runs on 17 hits as the Seminoles (6-0) swept the three-game series from UNC Asheville (0-3) outscoring the Bulldogs 44-15 over the weekend to remain undefeated. FSU posted a four spot in the first and second innings, followed by consecutive three-run innings in the third and fourth. Eleven of the 15 runs scored in Sunday's contest came with two outs.

Tony Thomas, Jr. continued his hot start going 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and one RBI. Thomas went to the plate in each of the first four innings recording a bunt single in the first, back-to-back doubles in the second and third innings and a walk in the fourth. The junior second baseman also stole a pair of bases to remain perfect on the season in five attempts. Thomas is batting .696 (16-for-23) through the first six games and is just two doubles shy of matching last year's total of eight.

Freshman Jason Stidham was perfect at the plate as well going 4-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in five at bats. Stidham registered three singles and a double while knocking in two runs. The Palm Bay, Fla., native played both third and shortstop on Sunday posting a perfect fielding percentage in five chances.

Pitcher Bo O'Dell got his first start and earned his first victory in a Seminole uniform throwing four shutout innings allowing just two hits while striking out four.

"I thought Bo was very impressive today," said head coach Mike Martin. "He had four pitches. I was extremely impressed with the way he located his fastball. He had a good breaking ball. Bo O'Dell really excited me."

With two outs in the bottom of the first, Florida State struck first on a Jack Rye fly ball to left field. The ball, misplayed by the Bulldog left fielder, glanced off his glove allowing Thomas to score from second. Following the error, designated hitter Dennis Guinn walked and Stidham hit a double to right center driving in Rye. Starting left fielder Ruairi O'Connor then stepped up to the plate and ripped a double over the left fielder's head scoring Guinn and Stidham to give FSU an early 4-0 lead.

"The hitting is contagious," said Stidham. "As one person is hitting, the rest of the team is hitting. I get a double in the first inning and Ruairi hits me in with a double. I am really feeling comfortable right now. I'm seeing the ball well. I'm making adjustments at the plate, hitting curveballs the opposite way and getting good pitches to hit."

That would be all the help O'Dell would need as he didn't allow a hit until the top of the fourth. The sophomore right hander retired the first four batters that he faced including a one, two, three first inning.

"Things went really well today," said O'Dell. "I felt really confident after the first inning. We had all those runs after the first, so I kind of loosened up a little bit. Once I got the first inning out of the way, I felt I could loosen up, go out there and do some work."

FSU went back on the offensive attack in the bottom half of the second as Brandon Reichert led off the inning with an infield single. Reichert would advance to second on a hit and run groundout by leadoff batter Mark Hallberg. Thomas then hit a towering RBI double off the fence in right field scoring Reichert. Following Thomas' second stolen base of the afternoon and a Buster Posey walk, Rye hit a chopper in between the pitcher's mound and first base, reaching base safely as three Bulldog infielders rushed in to retrieve the ball. Thomas scored on the play to make the score 6-0.

The Seminoles continued their clutch two-out hitting as Posey registered a two RBI single in the third followed by an RBI single to right by Rye. FSU would score three more runs in the fourth with two outs when Halberg laced a shot to right center scoring Stidham and O'Connor. Rye would knock in his third run of the afternoon finding the whole in right for his third straight hit. Stidham would cap off the two-out scoring crossing the plate in the bottom of the fifth. Reichert hit an infield single and Stidham came around to score on an errand throw by the Bulldog shortstop.

UNC Asheville would get on the board in the seventh as Justin Schumer led off the inning with a walk. He would later score on an RBI single by Elliott Arrington.

The Seminoles have now posted multiple runs in 19 innings this season and have scored at least one run in 26 of the 48 innings they have played this year. Florida State has struck early in the first five games of the season outscoring its opponents 36-5 through the first three innings. The Seminoles have now registered double-digit runs in four consecutive games for the first time since 2004 when FSU scored 19 runs against Jacksonville and 16, 10 and 13 in a three-game sweep of Maryland.

The Seminoles return to the diamond next weekend for a three-game set against Hofstra, February 16-18. Game one of the series on Friday is slated to start at 5:00 pm at Dick Howser Stadium. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Mark Hallberg           SS        4  2  2   2  0  1  1  0
  Devin Gonzalez        1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Tony Thomas             2B        3  3  3   1  1  0  1  2
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        2  0  0   0  0  1  3  2
Buster Posey            C-P       2  2  1   2  2  0  4  0
  Casey Whitmer         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  3   3  0  0  1  0
  Mark Gildea           RF-CF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Brady Thomas          PH-C      2  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
Jason Stidham           3B-SS     4  3  4   2  0  0  1  4
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        2  1  1   2  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF-RF     1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Travis Anderson       LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brian Chambers        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Rosen           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Brandon Reichart        1B-3B     5  1  2   0  0  1  4  3
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  1
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FSU                              42 15 17  12  6  6 27 13
Opp                              33  1  7   1  4  7 24  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Buster Posey (2)
2B - FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (6), Jason Stidham (6), Ruairi O'Connor (3)
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bo O'Dell            W (1-0)    4.0  2  0  0  1  4
Buster Posey                    1.0  2  0  0  1  0
Casey Whitmer                   2.0  3  1  1  2  1
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Danny Rosen                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  1  1  4  7
Opp                  L          8.0 17 15  8  6  6


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FLORIDA STATE 10, HOFSTRA 1
02/16/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Hofstra 10-1, Stays Unbeaten in 2007.

The Seminoles score in double figures for the fifth straight game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (7-0) continued its hot hitting Friday afternoon downing Hofstra (0-4) 10-1 in game one of a three-game set at Dick Howser Stadium. With temperatures in the low 40's at game time, the Seminoles kept their bats warm pounding out 19 hits including 11 off Pride starting pitcher Will DeVito (0-1). FSU has now hit in double figures in five straight games and in six of its first seven games. The Seminoles have also scored in double figures for the fifth consecutive game, a feat last performed in May of 2003.

Every Seminole in the starting line-up had a hit, while three Seminole batters registered three hits a piece including shortstop Mark Hallberg, third baseman Jason Stidham and center fielder D'Vontrey Richardson. Hallberg led all batters with a 3-for-4 performance including a double, three RBI's, two runs scored and a walk. Stidham and Tony Thomas each hit a pair of doubles and currently lead the team with eight on the season. Thomas' double total this year matches his doubles total from a season ago.

Florida State scored in just two innings on Friday, but the runs once again came in bunches. The Seminoles took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third thanks to six hits. Richardson and Brandon Reichert led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Thomas, who moved to the lead-off spot in game one, hit a double over the head of Hofstra right fielder David Cole driving in Richardson from second. Hallberg then stepped to the plate and laced a hit over the head of Cole again for a two-RBI double. After a Buster Posey single moved Hallberg to third, Dennis Guinn knocked in his first RBI of the afternoon on a fielder's choice groundout to give the Garnet and Gold a four-run advantage.

That was all the help starting pitcher Bryan Henry (2-0) would need as he worked six innings to pick up his second win of the season. The senior right hander allowed just one run on six hits while striking out two. Henry got off to a shaky start giving up a base hit to the first batter of the game in Hofstra's Chris Mentrasti. The runner was soon erased from the base paths as catcher Buster Posey gunned down Mentrasti trying to steal second for the first out of the inning. The Pride got the next two batters on with a double by Nick Panzarella and a hit-by-pitch by Patrick Rogers. But Henry worked out of the jam getting Anthony Sarno to ground into a 5-4-3 inning ending double play.

Henry settled down the rest of the way and gave up just one run to the Pride over six total innings of work. It was the second time this season that the Tallahassee native worked into the sixth inning.

The Seminoles would pad to their lead in the bottom of the sixth with six more runs. Richardson singled to start the inning, followed by a Reichert walk. Hallberg drove in his third run of the game with a single to right field. Posey drove in a run as he reached on a throwing error by the Pride third baseman. The ball trickled down the right field foul line and was not retrieved until Hallberg had already crossed the plate and Posey was rounding third on his way home. The sophomore catcher slid just in front of the tag, clearing the bases and giving Florida State an 8-1 lead. Ruairi O'Connor would cap the inning with a two-out, two-run single for a 10-1 advantage.

The bullpen was again was solid as Bo O'Dell, Caleb Graham and Jimmy Marshall each pitched an inning in relief combining for no runs on two hits and three strikeouts.

Reichert continued his hot hitting with a 2-for-2 performance including a walk. After starting the season 0-for-6, the senior first baseman has now recorded 11 hits in his last 17 at-bats. With his three hits, Richardson recorded his first three-hit ballgame of his career.

The win also moved head coach Mike Martin just three wins shy of passing Chuck Hartman for fifth place on the NCAA all-time wins list. Hartman, the former head coach at High Point and Virginia Tech, retired after last year with 1,444 victories. Coach Martin recorded win number 1,442 with today's victory over Hofstra.

The Seminoles and Pride return to the diamond for the second game of the series on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Mike Martin Field. FSU is expected to send senior right hander Michael Hyde to the mound, while the Pride will throw south paw Drew Luedtke. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  2   1  0  0  3  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  2  3   3  1  0  6  3
Buster Posey            C         4  1  1   1  0  0  4  2
  Brady Thomas          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  2   0  0  1  5  0
  Travis Anderson       LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        4  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Devin Gonzalez        1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  1  3   0  0  0  0  1
  Tommy Oravetz         3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        4  0  1   2  0  1  0  0
  Caleb Graham          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  2  3   0  0  0  1  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        2  2  2   0  1  0  4  2
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
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FSU                              40 10 19   8  2  2 27 12
Opp                              32  1  8   1  2  5 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (2), Tommy Oravetz (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (8), Mark Hallberg (2), Dennis Guinn (2), Jason Stidham 2 (8)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Hallberg (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (2-0)    6.0  6  1  1  1  2
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  1  0  0  1  2
Caleb Graham                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  1  1  2  5
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FLORIDA STATE 16, HOFSTRA 1
02/17/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Goes to 8-0 With a 16-1 Victory Over Hofstra.

Thirteen different Seminole batters register a base hit Saturday afternoon.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (8-0) remained hot at the plate posting double digit hits for the seventh time in eight games as the Seminoles downed Hofstra (0-5) 16-1 on Saturday afternoon. FSU pounded out 19 hits as nine went for extra bases, including two triples, one each by Mark Hallberg and D'Vontrey Richardson, and a three-run home run by Tony Thomas, Jr. Thirteen Seminole batters registered at least one hit to remain undefeated in 2007.

"I think it was one of those days that everything went our way," said head coach Mike Martin. "They (Hofstra) of course used some pitchers that have not had a chance to get outside and develop, as I'm sure they will get better in the coming months, making adjustments to some pitches that we took advantage of today. It was one of those days that everything went our way. Hofstra is a much better ball club then what the score indicated. Hofstra is going to be a club that is really going to cause some problems in their league."

Starting pitcher Michael Hyde (3-0) earned his third straight decision working five scoreless innings allowing just one hit and two walks, while striking out two. The senior right hander is 11-1 in his last 14 starts for the Seminoles dating back to last year.

"I felt good," said Hyde. "The key that Coach Shouppe told me before the game was to come out and make them hit the ball. I tried to do that for the most part. They hit the ball hard a few times. They have good hitters and took some good swings on some pitches. Luckily the ball fell my way today."

FSU once again got on the scoreboard early as they built an 8-0 lead after three innings. In the first eight games, the Seminoles have outscored the opposition 48-5 through the first three innings.

The Seminoles plated the first run of the ball game in the bottom of the second. With one out in the inning, Richardson and Brandon Reichert hit back-to-back singles off Hofstra starter Drew Luedtke (0-2). Following a Thomas walk, starting shortstop Mark Hallberg sent a sacrifice fly out to right field driving in Richardson from third for an early 1-0 advantage.

The Seminoles would build to their lead in the bottom of the third as they sent 11 batters to the plate scoring seven runs on seven hits. Jack Rye led off the inning with a single to right center followed by a double by Dennis Guinn and an RBI single by Jason Stidham. Richardson cleared the bases with his first triple of the season. The freshman center fielder drilled a ball to the wall in left center plating Guinn and Stidham and ending the afternoon for the Pride starting pitcher. Ryan Dunn replaced Luedtke and could not close the door on the Seminole batters. Reichert continued his hot hitting welcoming Dunn to the game with his fourth hit of the series, an RBI single to left, which plated Richardson. After a balk sent Reichert to second, Thomas drove in the senior first baseman with a double to the wall in right. Thomas would come around to score on the very next play as Hallberg tripled to right field for his second, three-bagger of the season. Posey would cap the seven-run third with a sacrifice fly RBI to right.

Hyde didn't need anymore help as he allowed just two Pride batters to reach second base in his five innings of work. The lone hit was a double to left center off the bat of designated hitter Patrick Rogers in the second.

Florida State scored two more runs in the sixth as the inning started with back-to-back doubles by Buster Posey and Ruairi O'Connor. Posey would come around to score on a wild pitch, while O'Connor scored on a sacrifice fly RBI by Mark Gildea.

The Seminoles would finish their scoring in the bottom of the eighth all highlighted by a three-run home run by Thomas. Ohmed Danesh started the inning with a single to the shortstop and advanced to second on a Josh Spivey pinch hit to left, his first hit of the season. With two on and two out, Devin Gonzalez registered his first RBI of the year lacing a single to right field scoring Danesh. Thomas then stepped up to the plate and muscled a shot in on his hands over the wall in left for his first home run of the season and just the second Seminole home run of the year. After a Tommy Oravetz walk, Brady Thomas hit a double to right center for his first hit of the season. Oravetz and Thomas would come around to score just two batters later as Danesh collected his second hit of the inning with a two-run double to right field.

The Seminole pitching staff stifled the Hofstra bats all afternoon as the Pride finally struck with their second hit of the game with one out in the ninth. Danny Rosen worked the ninth and allowed two hits and one run. Thomas, who moved to shortstop in the sixth, almost made an acrobatic catch over his head to preserve the shutout, but the ball trickled out of his glove as he hit the ground. Hofstra's Matt Prokopowicz was credited with the hit and RBI on the play scoring Felix Adamkiewicz, who came racing around third with two outs.

Matt Fairel, Travis Burge and Brian Chambers all worked an inning in relief for the Seminoles as they combined for no hits and six strikeouts.

Florida State finished the game scoring in double figures for the sixth straight game, a feat last matched in May of 2003. It also marked just the fifth time since 1996 that the Garnet and Gold has put together such a streak. As a team, the Seminoles are hitting .423 as eight hitters, including seven starters, are batting over .400. Through the first eight games, Florida State has pounded out 130 hits and scored 102 runs.

"We are all just going out there and playing our baseball," said Thomas. "Every body isn't trying to do too much, just going out there, doing the job and get everything done. Even when we do get jammed or fooled, we seem to find the holes. Our team is hot right now. We are building a lot of confidence with the way we are playing right now."

The Seminoles have also played solid defense as well posting a 2.76 ERA and a .974 fielding percentage, while limiting the opposition to a .217 batting average.

The win also moved head coach Mike Martin just two wins shy of passing Chuck Hartman for fifth place on the NCAA all-time wins list. Hartman, the former head coach at High Point and Virginia Tech, retired after last year with 1,444 victories. Coach Martin recorded win number 1,443 with today's victory over Hofstra.

The Seminoles and Pride return to the diamond for the series finale on Sunday at 12:30 pm at Mike Martin Field. Please note that the game time has changed to a 12:30 pm start time. FSU is expected to send junior right hander Ryan Strauss to the mound, while the Pride will throw righty Patrick Rogers. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B-SS     5  2  2   4  1  0  1  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        2  1  2   2  0  0  0  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  1  0   0  2  0  0  1
Buster Posey            C         3  1  2   1  0  0  4  0
  Brady Thomas          C         2  1  1   0  0  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF-LF     2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        2  1  1   0  2  0  3  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        2  1  2   2  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        6  1  1   1  0  1  1  1
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-DH     1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  2  2   2  0  0  3  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        1  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  1  2   1  0  0  3  1
  Devin Gonzalez        1B        2  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
Michael Hyde            P                            1  1
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 16 19  15  7  5 26  7
Opp                              30  1  3   1  4  9 24  8

E - FSU-Tony Thomas (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (9), Buster Posey (3), Brady Thomas (1), Ruairi O'Connor (4), Dennis Guinn (3), Ohmed Danesh (1)
3B - FSU-Mark Hallberg (2), D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
HR - FSU-Tony Thomas (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)
SF - FSU-Mark Hallberg (1), Buster Posey (1), Mark Gildea (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (6), Buster Posey (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde         W (3-0)    5.0  1  0  0  2  2
Matt Fairel                     1.0  0  0  0  1  2
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Danny Rosen                     1.0  2  1  1  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  3  1  1  4  9
Opp                  L          8.0 19 16 16  7  5


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FLORIDA STATE 11, HOFSTRA 3
02/18/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps Series With 11-3 Win Over Hofstra.

Jack Rye belts a three-run blast to keep the Seminoles undefeated on the year.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (9-0) got a three-run blast from Jack Rye and six solid innings from starting pitcher Ryan Strauss to win its ninth straight game of the season, sweeping Hofstra (0-6) with an 11-3 win on Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles cracked the scoreboard early once again as they took a 5-0 lead after the first two innings and have now outscored their opponents 53-5 through the first three innings.

Every Seminole starter got a hit on Sunday afternoon as FSU scored in double digits for the seventh straight game. The Seminoles also registered double digit hits for the seventh consecutive time and for the eighth time in nine games.

"It was a good weekend for us," said coach Mike Martin. "I thought we played very good baseball for three games against a club that was obviously a little behind us. But I was very pleased with the way we played."

FSU took an early 1-0 lead on an RBI bases loaded walk by third baseman Jason Stidham. Buster Posey started the two out rally with his first of three hits on the afternoon lacing a single up the middle. Hofstra starting pitcher Patrick Rogers (0-1) seemed to lose his rhythm as he issued free bases to the next three batters including a bases loaded walk to Stidham to plate the game's first run. Rogers would get out of trouble as got Ruairi O'Connor to bounce into a fielder's choice groundout.

The Seminoles would build to their lead in the bottom of the second taking advantage of a throwing error by the Hofstra starting shortstop Dion Pouncil. With two outs and runners on first and second, Posey sent a ground ball to the Pride shortstop, who threw wildly over to first. The ball trickled off the glove of first baseman Felix Adamkiewicz, allowing Brandon Reichert to score from second, to extend the inning. Rye would take advantage of the error as he belted his second home run of the season, a three-run shot over the wall in left. It marked just the third Seminole home run of the season in nine games as all three home runs have been three-run shots.

"For the hit I had, the pitcher made a mistake," said Rye. "He left one up and I put a good swing on it."

Strauss (2-0) looked impressive in his second start of the season as he worked six innings allowing one run on five hits, while striking out three. The junior right hander did not give up a walk as he retired the Pride in order allowing just one hit through the first three innings. After the Pride got a run in the top of the fourth, Strauss retired the next seven batters before handing the ball over the rest of the way to the Seminole bullpen.

Hofstra would score its first run of the game in the fourth on an RBI groundout by designated hitter Andrew Campana. Chris Mentrasti started the inning with a double to left center and came around to score on the groundout by Campana.

The Seminoles would add a pair of runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to solidify the win. With one out in the fifth, FSU got three straight singles from Dennis Guinn, Stidham and O'Connor. O'Connor's single to left scored Guinn on the play and chased Hofstra starting pitcher Rogers from the game, after throwing 105 pitches. Now with two outs, Tony Thomas, Jr. registered a bases loaded walk for his first RBI of the game and a 7-1 FSU lead.

In the sixth, Florida State once again started an inning with three straight hits. Posey singled to the shortstop, Rye laced a single to right followed by a Guinn RBI double to right scoring Posey. The double was Guinn's fourth of the season and his third hit of the ballgame. Stidham got his second RBI of the afternoon sending a sacrifice fly to left scoring Rye and making the score 9-1.

Florida State finished off its scoring in the bottom of the seventh as D'Vontrey Richardson started the inning with a double to center field and advanced to third on fly out by Reichert. Richardson would score on the very next play as Thomas registered his second RBI of the game on a single to left, extending his hit streak to nine games. After a Hallberg walk, Posey singled up the middle for his third hit of the game, scoring Thomas from second.

Casey Whitmer pitched two scoreless innings in relief allowing just one hit while striking out one. Trent Jarvis made his first appearance of the 2007 season and pitched the ninth. He would strike out the side, but not before giving up a pair of unearned runs.

Every starter in the Florida State line-up got a hit Sunday afternoon including Posey and Guinn who each registered three hits a piece. After nine games, Florida State as team is batting .420, collecting 145 hits and scoring 113 runs.

"Hitters one through nine, all of us are producing runs," said Rye. "It's great to see everyone out there doing an awesome job!"

The 9-0 start for the Seminoles is the best start to a season since the 1999 season when the Garnet and Gold ran out to an 11-0 start. That year Florida State advanced to the championship game of the College World Series.

"I feel we have been ahead of the three clubs that we have played thus far, weather wise," said Martin. "Tennessee is a very good baseball team. I think the last two weekends we were a little better than the two clubs we played and we should have been because of the preparation opportunities. I am just glad that our guys understand the game should be played hard no matter who you are playing. Our guys did a good job all weekend."

The win also moved head coach Mike Martin in a tie with Chuck Hartman for fifth place on the NCAA all-time wins list. Hartman, the former head coach at High Point and Virginia Tech, retired after last year with 1,444 victories. Coach Martin recorded win number 1,444 in his 28th season at the helm of the Florida State baseball team.

The Seminoles will make their first road trip of the season as they head to Gainesville, Fla., on Tuesday night to face the Florida Gators at 6:30 pm at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium. The Gators (4-3) are coming off a series win against Miami this past weekend as Florida took two-of-three from the Hurricanes. FSU is expected to send sophomore right hander Bo O'Dell (1-0) to the mound for his second start of the season. The game will be televised live on SunSports, while fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  1   2  1  1  2  7
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  4
Buster Posey            C         5  3  3   1  0  1  2  1
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  2   3  1  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  1  3   1  1  0  0  1
  Travis Anderson       PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        2  1  1   2  1  0  0  1
  Devin Gonzalez        3B-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        3  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         DH-3B     2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  1  1   0  0  3  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  1  1   0  1  0 16  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Trent Jarvis          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            1  3
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38 11 15  10  7  7 27 17
Opp                              32  3  7   2  2  7 24  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz 2 (3), Trent Jarvis (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (4), D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (2)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (2-0)    6.0  5  1  1  0  3
Casey Whitmer                   2.0  1  0  0  2  1
Trent Jarvis                    1.0  1  2  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  7  3  1  2  7
Opp                  L          8.0 15 11  7  7  7


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FLORIDA STATE 14, FLORIDA 6
02/20/2007, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Richardson, Stidham Homer As Florida State Pounds Florida 14-6.

Head Coach Mike Martin earns career win No. 1,445 to move into sole possession of fifth place on the NCAA all-time career wins list.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State (10-0) went on the road for the first time this season and returned home a winner defeating Florida (4-4) 14-6 on Tuesday evening. FSU pounded out 20 hits for the second time this season as seven Seminole batters in the starting line-up registered at least two hits or more. Freshmen Jason Stidham and D'Vontrey Richardson hit their first collegiate home run, while Tony Thomas, Jr., Jack Rye and Richardson each posted three hits to keep the Seminoles undefeated on the year. The Seminoles are 10-0 for the first time since 1999 and for just the seventh time in team history.

FSU also kept a couple streaks alive on Tuesday evening as the Seminoles have now registered double-digit hits and double-digit runs in eight consecutive ball games. It is just the second time in the 60-year history of Seminole baseball that the Garnet and Gold have scored double-digit runs in eight straight ball games. The last time FSU put together a similar streak was in 2003.

"For us beating Florida period is just a big win for everybody," said Thomas. "Coming out and beating them on their home field and beating them pretty convincingly is a great confidence builder for the whole team. Everybody contributed one through nine in the lineup. It was just a big team win for all of us."

The win also gave head coach Mike Martin his 1,445th victory as he moved ahead of former High Point and Virginia Tech head coach Chuck Hartman for sole possession of fifth place on the NCAA all-time career wins list.

Travis Burge earned his first victory of the season pitching three solid innings in relief of starter Bo O'Dell. The lefty pitched three innings allowing one run on one hit, while striking out four Gator hitters. Brian Chambers was equally impressive pitching a season-high 3.2 innings out of the bullpen giving up one run on four hits.

"Burge threw the ball well and we also got a great outing by Brian Chamber," said Martin. "Florida is going to keep coming at you. They have got a very good offensive club. They had six runs on nine hits, I mean they keep coming at you. They had quality at bats all night. There are some tough outs in that lineup."

Florida State got off to an early lead with a three spot in the top of the first. Thomas led off the game with a base hit to extend his hitting streak to 10 straight games. Thomas took the first offering from Gator starting pitcher Kevin Chapman (1-1) and laced the pitch up the middle. With Thomas running on the play, Mark Hallberg fired a bouncer toward the third base line. The ball trickled off the glove of Gator third baseman Clayton Pisani and into to left field for a single advancing Thomas to third. Buster Posey grounded into a double play scoring Thomas and giving the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead. The next batter Rye earned a walk, then stole second and came around to score as Dennis Guinn hit a looper to short center. After Stidham walked, Guinn would score the third run of the inning on back-to-back errors by the Gators.

The Gators would counter with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the first off Seminole pitcher Bo O'Dell. With one out, O'Dell gave up a single and a hit-by-pitch to Cole Figueroa and Matt LaPorta, respectively. After a wild pitch moved runners to second and third, O'Dell got Bryson Barber to ground out driving in Figueroa. Pisani doubled down the line in left to plate the second Gator run of the inning. O'Dell closed out the inning getting Matt den Dekker to fly out to right field.

FSU struck back with another three-run inning in the second as two of the three runs came with two outs. Hallberg recorded his first RBI of the evening driving in Richardson, who led off the second with a double down the right field line for his second two bagger of the season. Rye made the score 5-2 as he singled to right scoring Thomas. Thomas reached for the second time in as many innings as he was hit by a pitch. Guinn would follow with his second RBI of the evening singling home Posey.

Florida would get two more back in the bottom half of the inning off a two-run home run by Chris Petrie. It was the first hit of the season for the Gator left fielder. The next Florida batter Jon Townsend singled to left center ending the evening for O'Dell. South paw Travis Burge replaced O'Dell and got Figueroa to fly out to Richardson in center and Barber to strikeout swinging to end the inning.

Through ten games this season, Florida State has now outscored its opponents 59-9 in the first three innings.

Thomas scored his third run of the ball game as he led off the top of the fourth with a single up the middle increasing the Seminole lead to 7-4. With Hallberg at the plate, Thomas successfully stole second for his seventh swipe in as many tries. He would advance to third as Hallberg grounded out to short. Posey would knock in Thomas on an RBI groundout to short for his first RBI of the game.

The three-run lead was short lived as Figueroa connected on his third home run of the season to cut the score to 7-5. Burge would pitch around the home run striking out the side.

In the top of the fifth, FSU would move the lead back to three as Stidham belted his first home run of the season. It appeared Stidham had hit his ninth double of the season down the line in left, but the ball was called foul. On the very next pitch, Stidham hit the Josh Edmondson offering over the wall in right to extend his hitting streak to 10.

"The home run felt good," said Stidham. "I got a good pitch to hit. In fact, everybody seems to be hitting every game. Everybody's getting hits, there aren't too many people in our lineup who aren't getting them. Every one is really contributing right now."

Florida State increased its lead in the top of the seventh with a pair of runs off Thomas' first triple of the season. With one out, designated hitter Travis Anderson got his third hit of the season with a single to left field. Richardson followed with his second hit of the evening, a single to right. After a Reichert fly out, Thomas tripled to the wall in right for his third hit of the ball game, scoring Gildea and Richardson. The two runs came with two outs, it was the sixth run scored with two outs in the ball game.

The Seminoles added some insurance in the top of the eighth off the bat of Richardson. The freshman center fielder hammered his first home run of the season over the bleacher seats in left giving the Garnet and Gold a 14-6 lead. Posey began the inning reaching first on a fielding error by the Gator first baseman. He would move to second a batter later on Rye's third hit of the evening. Stidham would register his second RBI as he laced a single to left scoring Posey. With two outs, Richardson then stepped to the plate and knocked a three-run shot to left. The home run was the fifth Seminole digger of the season and the second of the evening. Of the five home runs hit by the Seminoles in 2007, four have been three-run shots.

Danny Rosen pitched the ninth and closed the door on the Gators as he threw a scoreless inning striking out one.

The Seminoles return home for a three game set against Appalachian State starting Friday, February 23 at Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch for game one is slated to begin at 5:00 pm.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  3  3   2  0  0  1  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        6  0  2   1  0  1  2  4
Buster Posey            C         6  2  2   1  0  0  6  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  2  3   1  1  1  3  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        5  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Rosen           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  2  2   2  0  0  2  2
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-DH     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        5  3  3   3  0  0  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 10  1
Bo O'Dell               P                            1  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
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FSU                              47 14 20  12  1  6 27 11
Opp                              35  6  9   6  4  6 27 10

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-3, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (2)
3B - FSU-Tony Thomas (1)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (1), D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (2), Jason Stidham (1), Brandon Reichart (2)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (7), Jack Rye (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bo O'Dell                       1.1  4  4  4  1  1
Travis Burge         W (1-0)    3.0  1  1  1  2  4
Brian Chambers                  3.2  4  1  1  0  0
Danny Rosen                     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  6  6  4  6
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FLORIDA STATE 6, APPALACHIAN STATE 3
02/23/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hallberg's Big Plays Lead Florida State Past Appalachian State 6-3.

Junior shortstop makes two huge defensive plays, goes 2-for-4 at the plate in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (11-0) remained undefeated on the season with a 6-3 victory over Appalachian State (4-2) in game one of a three-game set at Dick Howser Stadium Friday evening. Mark Hallberg made a pair of spectacular defensive plays including a running catch toward the left field line in the top of the ninth to keep the Seminoles unbeaten on the season and off to their best since 1999. The junior shortstop also came up huge at the plate recording two runs, an RBI and his third triple of the season.

"That is part of my game," said Hallberg. "I have to try and play excellent defense and do the little things right to help our team win on a daily basis. The ball that went up between me and Dennis (Guinn), Dennis was playing back taking away the doubles. I went up and said 'I want to catch this ball, if it drops it's on me.' I called it early, went back for it and luckily caught it."

Seminole starting pitcher Bryan Henry (3-0) got his third win of the season working 5.1 innings allowing just one run on eight hits. The senior right hander gave up just one walk while striking out two and has given up a run or less in three of his four starts.

Danny Rosen got the final two outs in the eighth and pitched the ninth for his first save as a Seminole and the first save recorded by Florida State this year.

"I was very pleased with all of our pitchers tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "Everybody that went out there, Travis Burge, Brian Chambers, Bryan Henry and certainly Danny Rosen, really did a good job. You have to give ASU a lot of credit for fighting in there and getting back in the ball game. Heck, they had the winning run at the plate in the ninth inning. You have to give Danny Rosen a tip of the hat as well."

Florida State got on the board first once again as they scored two runs in the bottom of the third. Hallberg started the scoring as he laced a triple, his third of the season, down the right field line scoring Brandon Reichert from first. Reichert started the inning with a base hit to right center, one of two hits on the evening for the senior first baseman. Catcher Buster Posey gave the Seminoles a 2-0 lead driving in Hallberg on a groundout to short. The Seminoles have now outscored their opponents 61-9 in the first three innings this season.

FSU would add to its lead in the bottom of the fourth. Ruairi O'Connor led off the inning with a walk and then stole second for his second stolen base of the season. He would come around to score on a Reichert double off the wall in right center. It was the first double for Reichert on the year and the first extra base hit of the season for the Tallahassee, Fla., native.

The Mountaineers would cut into the lead in top of the sixth on an infield single by ASU designated hitter Isaac Harrow.

With Florida State now leading 3-1 and Appalachian State threatening in the top sixth with the bases loaded, Hallberg started a text book 6-4-3 double play to close out the inning. Mountaineer center fielder Tom Prosser chopped a ground ball to Hallberg at short who snared the ball off one bounce and made a running throw to Tony Thomas, Jr. at second base, who then threw on to Reichert at first to complete the double play. Brian Chambers replaced Henry with one out in the sixth and induced the groundout to end the inning.

Travis Burge pitched well out of the bullpen working 1.1 innings allowing one hit and striking out two.

The Seminoles would add some much needed insurance in the bottom of the eighth off ASU reliever Chris Patterson. With one out in the inning, Thomas earned an infield single to extend his hitting streak to 11 straight games. He would advance to second on the very next play as Patterson was credited with a balk and then moved to third on a wild pitch. Hallberg then drew a walk. Posey stepped up to the plate and laid a beautiful bunt single down the third base line scoring Thomas and advancing Hallberg to second. Noticing that no one was covering third, Hallberg raced around for the extra base. In attempt to throw out Hallberg, Mountaineer first baseman David Towarnicky made an errant play throwing the ball over the head of one of the ASU players covering third. The throw brought Hallberg home and advanced Posey to third. Posey would then score on Patterson's second wild pitch of the inning to give the Seminoles a 6-1 advantage.

Rosen remained in the game in the ninth, after nailing down the final two outs in the eighth, to earn his first collegiate save. He started the inning getting Prosser to strike out swinging. The right handed junior would then get into some trouble as he hit right fielder Jason Rook with a pitch. He then gave up a single to Nick DeRose and a walk to Jason Altenhof to load the bases for second baseman Wes Hobson. Hobson delivered as he singled to right to cut the lead to 6-2. David Rubinstein then reached safely as he hit a dribbler in front of the plate scoring DeRose and making it a three-run Seminole lead. Hallberg then made the play of the game. Catcher Andrew Franco hit a fly ball to left which looked as though it was going to drop in for a base hit. But Hallberg made a spectacular over the shoulder grab on the outfield grass to keep the Mountaineers at bay. Rosen then got Harrow to strike out swinging to end game.

"Marcus Hallberg made the play of the game in the ninth inning going to catch that pop up," stated Coach Martin. "That is something you just don't see. That was a great play. I am just very pleased that he is on my team."

Posey was the only Seminole on Friday night to post multiple RBI's as he has now registered at least one RBI in nine straight games. Jason Stidham went 2-for-5 in game one to extend his season long hitting streak to 11 straight games. Dennis Guinn also recorded two hits on the night. The Seminoles were perfect from the field on Friday night while going 4-for-4 in the stolen base category. Florida State also registered double-digit hits for the ninth straight game and for the tenth time in 11 games this year.

"That is a very impressive Appalachian State team," said head coach Mike Martin. "That is the best team that I have seen them have since I have been at Florida State. They are very well coached, a disciplined ball club. You really have to take your hat off to them."

The Seminoles and Mountaineers return to the diamond for the second game of the series on Saturday at 3:00 pm at Dick Howser Stadium. FSU is expected to send senior right hander Michael Hyde to the mound. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  1   0  0  1  3  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  2  2   1  1  0  2  3
Buster Posey            C         5  1  1   2  0  2  7  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  1  0  3  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  0  2   0  1  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  0  2   0  0  0  1  2
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        3  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  2   1  0  0  9  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  2
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  6 12   4  4  4 27 11
Opp                              35  3 12   3  3  6 24 12

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Brandon Reichart (1)
3B - FSU-Mark Hallberg (3)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Mark Hallberg (1), Jack Rye (2), Jason Stidham (1), Ruairi O'Connor (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (3-0)    5.1  8  1  1  1  2
Brian Chambers                  0.2  0  0  0  1  0
Danny Rosen          Sv(1)      1.2  3  2  2  1  2
Travis Burge                    1.1  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 12  3  3  3  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12  6  5  4  4


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FLORIDA STATE 10, APPALACHIAN STATE 2
02/24/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hyde Shuts Down Appalachian State As Florida State Wins 10-2.

Senior right hander throws season-high 6.2 innings for fourth victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State registered double-digit hits for the tenth straight ball game and got a terrific performance by starting pitcher Michael Hyde as the Seminoles stayed unbeaten on the season with a 10-2 victory over Appalachian State (4-3) on Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles pushed their record to 12-0 for just the fourth time in the program's 60-year history, making it FSU's best start since 1985.

"I was very pleased with the way Michael Hyde pitched and the way we played the game," said head coach Mike Martin. "We have a lot of respect for that ball club (Appalachian State). It was a club we knew we had to play well to beat. We got a huge break in the first inning when we didn't exactly get a great swing on a 3-1 pitch, but it fell in and we ended up scoring four runs out of it. That has a way of putting the other club behind the eight ball. They were fighting all afternoon to get back in the game and we just kept on them by scoring more runs."

Hyde (4-0) pitched a season-high 6.2 innings in game-two of the series as he set down 16 straight Mountaineers at one stretch to earn his fourth victory in as many starts this year. The senior right hander had good command all throughout the game as he struck out seven ASU batters, while not issuing a free pass.

"I felt really good out there today," said Hyde. "But its easy to go out there and throw and let your defense work with as good as our defense is. There were some balls that were hit well. Normally those balls won't be caught, but with our defense and the speed we have in the outfield, it made me look good today."

Caleb Graham threw 1.1 innings of solid relief as he entered the game in the top of the seventh with two on and two outs. He got Nick DeRose to groundout to end the inning.

"Our defense has been solid all year," said Graham. "As a pitcher, our main goal is to go out there and let them work by making good pitches that will get the batters out. Our defense did a great job today."

Florida State once again scored early and received some clutch hitting throughout the game as seven of the 10 runs were scored in the first three innings, while nine of the 10 runs crossed the plate with two outs. The Seminoles have now outscored their opponents 68-9 through the first three innings and have registered 64 runs on two-outs in 2007.

The Seminoles put up a four spot in the bottom of the first as D'Vontrey Richardson hit a two-out, bases loaded double to right field that dropped between three Appalachian State fielders. Mountaineer second baseman Wes Hobson fired the ball to home plate in attempt to throw out Jack Rye but the ball sailed over catcher Jerod Faggart and into the Appalachian State dugout. The runners at second and third were both awarded home as a result of the ball going into the dugout giving Florida State an early 4-0 advantage.

Florida State would add to its lead in the bottom of the third as Buster Posey started the inning with a double to right center to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Following a pair of outs and a Jason Stidham walk, designated hitter Tommy Oravetz laced a double to left field scoring Posey and Stidham. He would later score on an RBI single by first baseman Brandon Reichert. The base hit by Reichert would end the day for Mountaineer starting pitcher Jason Rook (1-2), as the right hander lasted 2.2 innings allowing seven runs, five earned, on six hits.

After giving up single to ASU designated hitter Andrew Franco to lead off the top of the second, Hyde proceeded to strike out the side in the second and then set down the next 16 Mountaineer hitters. The Tallahassee, Fla., native would yield just four hits in the ball game and has not given up more than five hits in each of his four starts this season. Hyde is holding the opposition to a .152 batting average, while accumulating a team-high 21 strikeouts.

"Michael was really cooking today," stated Coach Martin. "He was hitting with all three pitches. He was keeping hitters off balanced. It was pitching at its best."

Florida State would plate a run in the fourth thanks to an RBI single by Stidham. With two outs in the inning, Rye walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Stidham then singled through the left side as Rye slid just in front of the tag by the Mountaineer catcher. Stidham has now hit in all 12 games for the Seminoles this season.

Appalachian State would crack the scoreboard in the top of the seventh as left fielder David Rubinstein doubled to right center. He would come around to score on an RBI single to left by Faggart. The throw by Guinn was cut off by Stidham and the relay throw was not in time to get the sliding Rubinstein at the plate. Graham would replace Hyde in the top of the seventh and retire the side as he got DeRose to groundout on a bunt back to the pitcher's mound.

The Seminoles would push another two runs across the board in the eighth to reach double-digit runs for the ninth time in 12 games this season. Tony Thomas, Jr., also extended his hitting streak to 12 games as he sent a base hit to right field. The hit was also the tenth of the ball game giving the Garnet and Gold 10 consecutive games of double-digit hits, the longest active streak for Florida State dating back to 1996.

The Mountaineers would grab one more run in the top of the ninth off Seminole reliever Jimmy Marshall, but that was all Marshall would allow as he got Faggart to strike out looking to end the game.

"The biggest confidence booster right now for this team is our 12-0 record," said Hyde. "That is the main thing. A win is a win and any way you can get it will always build confidence."

The Seminoles and Mountaineers return to the diamond for the series finale on Sunday at 1:00 pm at Mike Martin Field. FSU is expected to send junior right hander Ryan Strauss (2-0) to the mound for his second straight start and third of the season. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   0  1  2  3  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Buster Posey            C         3  2  1   0  1  0  7  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-C      1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Devin Gonzalez        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        2  2  2   1  2  0  0  3
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        2  1  1   0  0  0  6  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  1   2  0  2  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Dennis Guinn          LH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  1  1   1  1  0  8  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32 10 11   5  7  4 27  9
Opp                              32  2  6   2  0  8 24 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (4), Jason Stidham (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (4), Ruairi O'Connor (5), D'Vontrey Richardson (3), Tommy Oravetz (1), Ohmed Danesh (2), Dennis Guinn (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
SB - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (4-0)    6.2  4  1  1  0  7
Caleb Graham                    1.1  0  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  2  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  0  8
Opp                  L          8.0 11 10  8  7  4


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FLORIDA STATE 12, APPALACHIAN STATE 8
02/25/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Holds Off Late Charge By Appalachian State To Win 12-8.

At 13-0, the Seminoles are off to their best start since 1975.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State scored nine runs in the fourth and held off a late charge by Appalachian State (4-4) to sweep its fourth, three-game series of the season with a 12-8 victory on Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles ran their record to 13-0 on the year and are off to their best start since 1975 when Florida State started 15-0 under then head coach Woody Woodward. That season was also the first as an assistant coach for current head coach Mike Martin.

FSU also extended its double-digit hit streak to 11 straight games as five Seminole starters registered at least two hits in the ball game.

The Seminoles got another impressive performance from Ryan Strauss as he ran his record to 3-0 on the year. Strauss tied his season-high for innings pitched against the Mountaineers as the junior right hander threw six innings allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out five. Strauss has now worked into the fifth inning in all three of his starts this season.

Buster Posey and Dennis Guinn provided the offensive production for the Seminoles as they both went 2-for-3 with three RBI's and two runs scored. Posey now leads the team in runs batted in with 19 on the season. Guinn sparked the nine-run fourth with his first home run of the season, a two-run shot off the scoreboard in left.

With rain threatening in the area at game time, Sunday's game did not start until 2:35 and was then postponed for 16 minutes as ran rolled through in the second.

After the showers passed, Appalachian State scored first in the top of the third as Wes Hobson singled to left scoring Chris Baker, who led off the inning with a hit up the middle.

Florida State quickly countered in the bottom of the third as Tony Thomas, Jr. got a one out double down the line in left. The double was his team leading tenth of the season as it extended his hitting streak to 13 games. After he successfully stole third, for his eighth swipe in as many tries, Thomas would score on a Posey sacrifice fly to right to even the score at one.

The Mountaineers would answer right back in the fourth as designated hitter Andrew Franco led off the inning with a double to left field. He would come around to score as Strauss got Nick DeRose to bounce out into a bases loaded 6-4-3 double play. Strauss would end the inning as he got Baker to strike out swinging.

The Seminoles would take the lead for good as they posted a nine-run fourth to take a 10-2 lead. Jason Stidham extended his hitting streak to 13 straight games with a single to right field. Brandon Reichert, Thomas and Posey all registered singles in the inning, while Jack Rye hit a double off the wall in right. Stidham earned his second single of the inning and would score on the very next play as Guinn hit a towering two-run homer off the scoreboard in left. It was the second time this season the Seminoles scored nine-runs in an inning with the last time coming in the third game against Tennessee.

FSU would add two more in the sixth as Posey hit a double to right and advanced to third on a single by Rye. The sophomore catcher would score on a passed ball increasing the Seminole lead to nine. With one out in the sixth, Guinn would pick up his third RBI of the game as he knocked home Rye with a single to left making the score 12-2.

Appalachian State would make things interesting as they made a late push scoring two runs in the eighth and four more runs in the top of the ninth. With two outs and the bases loaded, the Mountaineers sent the tying run to the plate in Rand Smith. Florida State brought in Danny Rosen to close the door on ASU as he got Rand to fly out to Mark Gildea in centerfield for the final out and a 12-8 victory. Rosen was credited with the save, his second of the season and second of the weekend.

The Seminoles will return to the diamond on Tuesday, February 27 as they welcome North Florida to Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch is slated for 4:00 pm and FSU is expected to send sophomore right hander Bo O'Dell (1-0) to the mound for his third start of the season. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  2   0  0  0  1  4
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  0   0  1  0  2  4
Buster Posey            C         3  2  2   3  0  0  7  2
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Trent Jarvis          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Matt Fairel           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brian Chambers        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Danny Rosen           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  2  2   1  0  0  1  2
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  2  2   3  1  1  0  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Ruairi O'Connor         DH-C      3  1  0   0  2  1  2  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Travis Anderson       LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        2  1  1   1  1  0  7  1
  Devin Gonzalez        1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            1  0
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 12 14   9  6  4 27 13
Opp                              33  8  7   6  8  9 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (1), Brian Chambers (1), Jason Stidham (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (10), Buster Posey (5), Jack Rye (2)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)
HBP - Opp-4
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (8), Buster Posey (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (3-0)    6.0  5  2  2  1  5
Casey Whitmer                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Trent Jarvis                    0.0  0  2  2  2  0
Matt Fairel                     1.0  0  0  0  2  0
Brian Chambers                  0.2  2  4  4  3  2
Danny Rosen                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  7  8  8  8  9
Opp                  L          8.0 14 12  5  6  4


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FLORIDA STATE 16, NORTH FLORIDA 3
02/27/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Walks Over North Florida 16-3.

Jack Rye collects three hits and six RBI's as Seminoles improve to 14-0.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (14-0) continued its winning ways on Tuesday defeating North Florida (2-9) 16-3 at Dick Howser Stadium. Junior Jack Rye belted his third home run of the season and knocked in a career-high six RBI's, while the Seminoles extended their consecutive double-digit hits streak to 12 straight games in the win. With the victory, FSU moves one win closer to tying the all-time best start in school history of 15-0 established back in 1975 under then head coach Woody Woodward. That season was also the first as an assistant coach for Mike Martin.

Bo O'Dell (2-0) earned the victory as he worked a career-high five innings allowing three runs on five hits, while striking out four. O'Dell set down eight straight at one point, settling down after a shaky start where he gave up two runs in the second.

Caleb Graham and Casey Whitmer were impressive out of the bullpen as they combined for four scoreless innings of one hit ball. Both pitchers compiled three strikeouts a piece.

Florida State scored 16 runs on 14 hits while taking advantage of 12 walks by North Florida pitching. The Seminoles have now scored double-digit runs in 11 of 14 games this season, while collecting double-digit hits in 13 of its first 14 games. FSU posted runs in six innings including five innings of multiple runs.

Rye led the offensive explosion against the Ospreys going 3-for-4 collecting a single, a double and a home run to go along with six RBI's. It was the first six-RBI performance by a Seminole since Eddy Martinez-Esteve drove in six at Wake Forest on May 21, 2004. Rye once again came through with some clutch hitting as four of his six RBI's came on two outs. He got things going in the bottom of the first as he launched a two-run shot over the fence in right for his third home run of the season. Rye would knock in his third run as he drew a bases loaded walk in the third. In the fourth, he hit a two-RBI double off the wall in right and concluded the night with his sixth RBI on a single to right in the fifth. The junior right fielder now leads the team with 23 RBI's on the year as 17 of those runs have been driven in with two outs.

"I was fortunate enough to come to the plate with runners on base tonight," said Rye. "I just did what I could to drive them in."

Tony Thomas, Jr. extended his hitting streak to 14-games, tying his career-high, as he laced a double to left center in the bottom of the third. Thomas would finish the game 2-for-4 with a double and a triple and three runs scored. Catcher Buster Posey got a hit in his first at-bat to extend his hitting streak to 12-games, also tying a career-high. Posey finished the night 2-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and three runs scored.

Jason Stidham and Dennis Guinn each posted a pair of RBI's, while freshman Stephen Cardullo registered his first collegiate hit as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the eighth taking the first pitch he saw over the wall in left center for a three-run homer.

Florida State will next travel to Clearwater, Fla., tomorrow, Wednesday, February 28 as the Seminoles will face the Philadelphia Phillies in an exhibition game at Bright House Networks Field, home of the Phillies spring training and their Class A minor league affiliate, the Clearwater Threshers. It will be the Seminoles' first-ever game versus the Phillies and the program's ninth all-time meeting with a Major League club. FSU is 2-6 in its eight prior exhibition games against Major League teams. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  3  2   0  1  0  1  0
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  2  0   1  2  0  1  4
  Devin Gonzalez        PH-1B     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Buster Posey            C         2  3  2   1  2  0  6  0
  Brady Thomas          C         1  0  1   0  1  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  3   6  1  0  2  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-RF     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  0  0   2  0  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        2  0  0   2  1  1  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-DH     2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        2  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  2  2   0  0  1  9  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-SS     1  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  1
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  1
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 16 14  15 12  4 27  8
Opp                              34  3  6   3  1 10 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Brandon Reichart (1)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Tony Thomas (11), Buster Posey (6), Brady Thomas (2), Jack Rye (3)
3B - FSU-Tony Thomas (2)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (3), Stephen Cardullo (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (2), Mark Gildea (1)
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (4), Dennis Guinn (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bo O'Dell            W (2-0)    5.0  5  3  3  1  4
Caleb Graham                    3.0  1  0  0  0  3
Casey Whitmer                   1.0  0  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  6  3  3  1 10
Opp                  L          8.0 14 16 16 12  4


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FLORIDA STATE 14, SIENA COLLEGE 4
03/02/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

No. 2 FSU Ties Record For Best start At 15-0 With Win Over Siena.

Bryan Henry leads the way on the mound as the Seminole offense continues to sizzle.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In 1975 first year FSU Head Coach Woody Woodward and a young assistant coach named Mike Martin led the Seminoles to a 15-0 start on the way to the College World Series. Thirty-two years later Martin is now the head coach of the Seminole baseball program and his team has won 15 straight games to start a season. The second-ranked Seminoles tied the school record for the best start in program history set in 1975 Friday night with their 15th straight win, a 14-4 victory over Siena (0-7).

"I think it is kind of silent in the clubhouse but everybody knows about it. I know about it," said junior right fielder Jack Rye of the record. "I think it is a great accomplishment and the way we have been playing we could keep going and hopefully establish a new record that lasts over 20 years. It is really exciting."

The 14-4 victory marked the 12th time in the last 13 games the Seminoles scored double digit runs as the offense continues to sizzle for FSU. Florida State has now recorded double digit hits in every game but one this season and the team has now outscored an opponent by 10 or more runs five times in 2007.

"The reason why we are (scoring runs) is because we are having great at bats," said Rye. "We hardly have any strikeouts and we are just putting the ball in play. When you put the ball in play good things happen. We are just hitting really well."

Lost among all the runs was the performance of Bryan Henry. The senior had his best start since dominating then-No. 11 Tennessee on opening day. The two-time All-ACC first team selection went six innings allowing just one unearned run. He struck out seven batters and did not issue a walk as he improved his record to 4-0.

"The defense did great, I was able to throw four pitches over the plate and my curveball was doing what it was supposed to for the first time all year," said Henry. "That enabled me to work with all my other pitches and give them something different and keep them off balance. The offense scoring all these runs makes it a little bit easier to go out there and just throw strikes."

"Bryan pitched well," said Martin. "I think he was really into it. There was nothing taken for granted. Certainly we are ahead of this club (Siena) as far as preparation because of our weather. I thought Bryan did a very good job of getting after it."

After Siena broke on top with an unearned run in the top of the first, Florida State took advantage of a Siena error to prolong the inning. Jason Stidham dropped a double into left field just in front of a diving Saint bringing in two runs. Ohmed Danesh followed with a double of his own plating two more runs putting FSU up 4-1. D'Vontrey Richardson tripled bringing in the fifth run of the first inning and a Brandon Reichert single made it 6-1 as Florida State batted around.

The Saints held FSU at bay until the sixth when Tony Thomas, Jr. led off the inning with a triple down the left field line. Buster Posey then drove in Thomas as he fisted a ball into shallow right field making it a 7-1 game. Jack Rye recorded the sixth extra base hit of the night for FSU putting runners on second and third. After a walk to Dennis Guinn loaded the bases, Stidham plated the eighth run on a grounder to short. Richardson then drove in his second run of the game with a single as the Seminole lead grew to 9-1.

FSU went back to work in the seventh as Tommy Oravetz and Brady Thomas each singled and then Travis Anderson was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Josh Spivey singled in the 10th run keeping the bases loaded with one away. Stephen Cardullo sacrificed another run home before Siena got out of the frame.

In the bottom of the eighth Sienna reliever Maikel Hurtado walked the first three batters of the inning. Tommy Oravetz then sliced a single into center plating Mark Gildea. After Devin Gonzalez was thrown out at home trying to score on a passed ball, Brady Thomas ripped a two-run double increasing the Seminole lead to 12 runs at 14-2.

Caleb Graham worked the final three innings picking up the first save of his FSU career. The sophomore allowed just one earned run in closing out the game for Florida State.

"I was very pleased with the way we played the game," said Martin. "Our guys are certainly playing the game the way it is supposed to be played. Two nights ago we played against two National League all-stars, one of whom had 58 homeruns, and tonight we played against a club that had only played five games and we played the game just as hard tonight as we did against the Phillies. That makes me proud."

Florida State will continue its series with Siena Saturday, March 3 at Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch for game two is slated for 1:00 pm. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  2  2   0  1  2  3  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  5
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-3B     2  2  2   1  0  0  0  1
Buster Posey            C         3  2  2   1  1  0  8  0
  Brady Thomas          PH-C      2  1  2   2  0  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  2  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        3  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  1  2   3  0  0  0  1
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-SS     1  0  0   1  0  0  0  1
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  1  1   2  0  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  1  3   2  1  0  1  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  1   1  0  0  9  0
  Devin Gonzalez        1B        0  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  1
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 14 18  14  9  3 27 13
Opp                              34  4  6   4  2 10 24 10

E - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Hallberg (2), Jason Stidham (5), Ruairi O'Connor (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (7), Brady Thomas (3), Jack Rye (4), Jason Stidham (9), Ohmed Danesh (3)
3B - FSU-Tony Thomas (3), D'Vontrey Richardson (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (2), Josh Spivey (1)
SF - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (4-0)    6.0  3  1  0  0  7
Caleb Graham         Sv(1)      3.0  3  3  1  2  3
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FSU                             9.0  6  4  1  2 10
Opp                  L          8.0 18 14  7  9  3


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FLORIDA STATE 8, SIENA COLLEGE 3
03/03/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Break 32-Year Old Record By Starting The Season 16-0.

Reichert and Thomas lead the way and Chambers picks up his first win of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The streaking Florida State baseball team entered record territory Saturday afternoon. With the team's 8-3 win over Siena (0-8), the Seminoles won their 16th straight game to start a season besting the record set by Woody Woodward's 1975 squad. The longest overall win streak in school history was set by the 2002 team that won 25 in a row.

"It is a great accomplishment," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "Records are made to be broken. This one stood for (almost) 33 years. It is a great accomplishment for our club. Now we just got to continue to get it done."

"We weren't thinking about (the streak) too much," said second baseman Tony Thomas, Jr. "We are just trying to win games. Earlier, after we won this one, (coach Martin) mentioned the there's a 25-game win streak. Its a little motivation we have set for us but we are just going out and taking it one game at a time right now."

The Seminoles not only continued their win streak but they also kept another impressive streak alive. FSU has never entered a new inning trailing in a game. It is a streak that has now reached 144 innings. In each of the last two games Sienna has been one out away from snapping that streak but clutch two out hitting has kept the impressive run alive.

"Is that right," questioned Martin when told of the streak after the game. "My goodness. I did not know that.

"I am just glad we are continuing to battle and not give at bats away. I am very pleased with the majority of our hitters all day long with their approach. Certainly that is a credit to Mike (Martin, Jr.) and his preaching of that."

The Saints gave FSU all they could handle for a majority of the game. After tying the game at 2-2 in the third, Siena took the lead in the top of the fourth and played even with the Seminoles until the bottom of the sixth when Florida State staged a two-out rally. Saint starter Matt Moberg (0-2) pitched six solid innings keeping the Seminole batters at bay for most of his time on the hill.

"It was a game that really could have gone either way," said Martin. "In the sixth inning we had a tie ballgame. They hadn't had a win this year. Of course they are fighting to get that first one and we got a streak going. It says a lot about our club that we were able to get it done."

"I give Siena tons of credit they are a very good team," said Thomas. "They competed with us very well. They gave us a run for our money for a while. It showed us how composed we are."

The Saints took advantage of three Seminole errors in the game, two of which were committed by Brandon Reichert, but it was the Reichert's clutch hitting that saved the day for FSU. The first baseman kept Florida State in the game in the bottom of the fourth. With two outs he singled tying the game at 3-3. He then doubled in two more runs with two outs in the seventh as he boosted the FSU lead to 7-3.

"Every at bat you have to have a good amount of focus but in those situations I think the adrenaline pumps a little more," said Reichert of his at bats in the fourth and the seventh. "I always know the situation. I know there are two outs. You know you need the run."

"The way the game is you are going to make mistakes," said Martin. "Brandon didn't let those mistakes bother him. He didn't carry those problems to the plate. He did come through and drove in three runs. You really got to take your hat off to him. Everybody makes an error. Those that are able to overcome those mistakes when the time comes to help their team is a pure display of character. I was very impressed."

Ryan Strauss, whose start was moved up a day after Michael Hyde threw an inning versus the Phillies Wednesday, pitched five innings for FSU. The junior allowed three runs, none of which were earned, but left the game knotted at three in the sixth. Brian Chambers relieved Strauss and was masterful for three innings. He did not allow a run and scattered four hits as he picked up his first victory since May 5, 2005 versus Stetson.

"It felt good," said Chambers. "I just wanted to get out there and throw strikes after my last outing against Appalachian State. That was my main focus. I tried to keep the ball down and get some ground balls. It felt good. It has been a while since I had a win."

Florida State got on the board early. Thomas started the bottom of the first by ripping a double down the left field line followed by Mark Hallberg who drew a walk. A double steal moved both runners up and then a Buster Posey single and a balk put FSU in front 2-0.

Siena capitalized on two FSU errors in the third to tie the game and then took the lead in the top of the fourth. The Seminoles' streak of 139 innings without trailing after a complete frame was one out away from being broken for the second straight game. Richardson and Reichert combined to keep the streak alive though as a single, balk and another single tied the game at 3-3.

The two-out heroics for FSU continued in the bottom of the sixth as FSU reclaimed the lead. Thomas sent a two-out single into right field plating Jason Stidham. Hallberg followed with another two-out base knock putting the Seminoles up for good at 5-3.

Jack Rye and Stidham each singled in the bottom of the seventh and then Siena reliever Trevor Reid loaded the bases with a walk to Tommy Oravetz before getting out number two on a strikeout. Reid couldn't get out of the frame unscathed though as Reichert laced a two-run double down the left field line. The Seminoles tacked on another run when Hallberg drew a bases loaded walk to make it an 8-3 game.

Florida State will conclude its series with Siena Sunday, March 4 at Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch for game three is slated for 1:00 pm. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  3   1  1  0  2  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        2  1  2   2  3  0  2  2
Buster Posey            C         5  0  1   1  0  1  6  2
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  3   0  0  0  3  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-RF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  2  1   0  0  0  3  3
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  1  2   0  0  2  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  1  2   3  1  0  9  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  2
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 14   7  6  4 27 15
Opp                              33  3  9   2  3  5 24 11

E - FSU-Jason Stidham (6), Brandon Reichart 2 (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (12), Brandon Reichart (2)
3B - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (3)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (9), Mark Hallberg (2), Jason Stidham (2)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Gildea (1), Brandon Reichart (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss                    5.0  5  3  0  3  3
Brian Chambers       W (1-0)    3.0  4  0  0  0  0
Casey Whitmer                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  3  0  3  5
Opp                  L          8.0 14  8  8  6  4


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FLORIDA STATE 22, SIENA COLLEGE 3
03/04/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's 15-Run Seventh Inning Propels Seminoles To Sweep Of Siena.

Seminoles set a new record with 10 consecutive hits in a 13 hit seventh inning.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - If you ask Florida State Head Coach Mike Martin what he loves about the game of baseball, one of the things he will tell you is every day you come to the ballpark there is a chance to see history made. That is exactly what happened on Sunday. Florida State came up one hit shy of setting an NCAA record when the Seminoles recorded 10 consecutive hits in a 15 run, 13 hit seventh inning. The 13 hits tied an NCAA record for the most hits in DI baseball history in a seventh inning and FSU tied a school record with 21 at bats in the frame. The record inning broke open what was a close game with Siena (0-9) as FSU went on to sweep the series with a 22-3 victory.

"I don't think I have ever been a part of an inning where guys were just...I think that is where the term was coined 'hitting is contagious'," said catcher Buster Posey.

For the first time all season FSU trailed after a complete inning and the Seminoles were behind Siena 3-2 going into the bottom of the fifth. In the sixth inning the game was tied 3-3 but FSU scored 19 runs in the sixth and seventh to break open what was a very close game.

"That is the unpredictability of baseball right there," said Martin. "No errors and we ended up scoring 15 runs in one inning. It is a credit to our ball club. We did a good job of getting good pitches to hit. We didn't give away any at bats no matter what was going on. I am just very proud of the way we played.

"There was some outstanding plays made today by Siena. In the sixth inning it's a tied ballgame with two outs and nobody on. We end up getting four."

For the second day in a row a Saint starter did a good job of keeping the red hot Florida State bats somewhat in check. Craig Marcellus limited the Seminoles to three runs in five innings making the 22 runs scored a little bit of a surprise. The last time FSU scored more than 22 runs was May 21, 2004 at Wake Forest when the Seminoles scored 27 times. You have to go back to February 21, 1997 to find the last time Florida State had this many runs in a regular season home game. That year the Seminoles beat Marshall 22-1. The win pushed FSU's record to 17-0.

"I don't think this has really sunk in yet," said Buster Posey of the 17 straight wins to start the season. "It has never happened in the history of our program so it is special."

Seven Seminoles had multi-hit games and in one instance a multi-hit inning. Mark Gildea recorded two hits in the record seventh inning and drew a walk in his third at bat leaving the outfielder one hit shy of tying an NCAA record. Mark Hallberg led FSU with five RBIs in the game and Tony Thomas, Jr. had the biggest day overall going 4-for-5 with three doubles, one double shy of tying an FSU record.

"I don't know what is going on but I am just playing the game, trying to have fun with it," said Thomas of his start to the season where he finished the day with a team-best .527 average. "I am trying not to do too much with the ball, let the game come to me instead of jumping out at it.

"I didn't know I was near a record (for doubles in a game). I knew three doubles was quite a bit. I couldn't go out there and try to do something I normally wouldn't do. I tried to stay with my swing and hit a line drive somewhere."

For just the seventh time this season, the Seminoles gave up a run in the first inning as Sienna broke on top 1-0. Florida State had a chance to even the game in the bottom of the first but a play at the plate ended the inning as FSU opened a new frame trailing for the first time all season covering 144 innings.

After trailing for two innings, FSU evened the game in the third thanks to Thomas' second double of the day. The junior plated Ruairi O'Connor, who walked to start the inning. Hallberg then put FSU in front as his sacrifice fly brought in D'Vontrey Richardson who singled earlier in the inning.

Siena fought right back and took the lead back in the top of the fourth with two more runs. Florida State tied the game again in the fifth thanks to Hallberg's second RBI of the day. The junior singled in Brandon Reichert who had doubled.

In the bottom of the sixth Sienna reliever Andy Wells got himself into trouble with two outs. He walked Jason Stidham and then hit the next two batters to load the bases. A wild pitch brought Stidham home and then a walk loaded the bases for the second time in the inning. Thomas then recorded his career-high third double of the game plating two runs as the lead grew to 6-3. Ryan King, who relieved Wells, walked the bases loaded again and Posey's bunt single plated another run.

FSU broke the game wide open in a wild seventh inning. Ohmed Danesh's single up the middle plated Mark Gildea who led off the inning with a single. Thomas' fourth hit of the game, this one an infield single, made it 9-3. Hallberg doubled in two more runs as Florida State started to pull away from the Saints. Posey joined in on the action as he followed Hallberg's two-run double with a two-run double of his own. Gildea's infield single brought in the 14th run and set a new school record for 10 consecutive hits all of which came with no outs. The string was broken when Tommy Oravetz was hit by a Dan Miklas offering to load the bases up. Danesh then drove in his second run of the inning on a walk, which was followed by RBI singles off the bats of Travis Anderson and Devin Gonzalez. Another Siena walk brought in the 12th run of the inning followed by a Brady Thomas RBI single as the Seminoles scored 20 runs in a game for the first time since March 4, 2006 versus Brown. The Saints recorded the second out of the inning on a fielder's choice as the lead grew to 21-3. Another walk loaded the bases again and Oravetz then reached base for the third time in the inning as a walk plated the 15th run of the frame.

Florida State will return to action next weekend when Indiana comes to town for a three-game series. The first game is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  4   4  0  0  1  2
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     2  1  1   1  0  0  0  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        2  2  2   5  2  0  1  4
Buster Posey            C         5  1  2   3  0  0  5  1
  Brady Thomas          PH-C      1  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  1   0  0  1  3  0
  Josh Spivey           PH-RF     1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Mark Gildea           LF-CF     2  2  2   1  1  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  1  2   0  1  0  1  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     0  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          DH-LF     2  3  1   2  1  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  3  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Danny Rosen           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  3  2   0  1  0  8  0
  Devin Gonzalez        PH-1B     2  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42 22 22  21  8  1 27 11
Opp                              31  3  7   3  2  8 24 12

2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas 3 (15), Mark Hallberg (3), Buster Posey (8), Brandon Reichart (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2), Ohmed Danesh (1), D'Vontrey Richardson (3)
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (2)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (3), Mark Gildea (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (5-0)    6.0  4  3  3  2  4
Travis Burge                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Danny Rosen                     1.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  7  3  3  2  8
Opp                  L          8.0 22 22 22  8  1


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FLORIDA STATE 6, INDIANA 0
03/09/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Henry Keeps Seminoles Unbeaten With 6-0 Win Over Indiana.

Senior pitcher throws eight shutout innings for his fifth win of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (18-0) remained undefeated on the year with a 6-0 win over Indiana (4-5) on Friday night in game one of a three game set against the Hoosiers at Dick Howser Stadium. Senior Bryan Henry (5-0) threw a season-high eight innings as he shutout the Hoosiers to earn his fifth win in six starts. Tony Thomas, Jr. and Mark Hallberg led the Seminoles offensively as they combined for four hits, three runs and two RBI's as the Garnet and Gold reached double-digit hits for the 16th consecutive game.

The Seminoles scored a run in six different innings on Friday night including a run in each of the first and third innings. Florida State has now outscored the opposition 85-16 through the first three innings in 2007.

"It was a good solid game," said head coach Mike Martin. "Bryan Henry pitched a beautiful baseball game tonight. It was a game you would expect from a Big Ten club. Indiana was a solid team; it was a good win for us tonight."

Henry was masterful on the mound as he did not allow a Hoosier to reach third all evening and allowed just three runners to get to second base. The Tallahassee, Fla., native struck out seven batters and did not issue a walk for the second straight game. Henry has given up just four walks all year, while striking out 34. It was the longest outing by a Seminole pitcher this season and the longest outing for Henry since he pitched 8.2 innings against Duke back on March 24, 2006.

"I had good command of my pitches tonight," stated Henry. "My defense played real well behind me which always makes things a lot easier; not trying to be perfect with every pitch, just throwing the ball over the plate and letting them put it in play. It's definitely our goal as pitchers to improve every week. We want to go out there and get better every time we throw. It's nice to be doing alright headed into ACC play next week."

After not registering a pick off all of last season, Henry notched his third of the year in the sixth as he caught Indiana's Keith Haas at first base. It was the third straight game that Henry has picked off a runner at first base.

"B (Bryan Henry) pitched one of his better ball games," said Martin. "That was a masterful job of pitching tonight by our senior hurler."

Florida State got things going in the bottom half of the first as Thomas led off the game with a base hit up the middle, extending his hitting streak to 18 straight games. He moved to second on a passed ball and then advanced to third on a bunt single by Hallberg. Buster Posey gave the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead as he drove in Thomas on a fielder's choice groundout to third.

With one out in the third, Thomas laced a single up the middle for his second hit in as many at-bats. The junior second baseman successfully stole second and advanced to third on an errant throw by the Hoosier catcher, trying to throw out Thomas at second. It was Thomas' tenth stolen base of the year to remain perfect on the season. Hallberg would pick up his first RBI of the evening as he sent a chopper to Indiana shortstop Keith Haas whose only play was at first.

Freshman Jason Stidham got in on the offensive production in the bottom of the fourth as he hit a solo shot over the fence in right center. The two-out home run was Stidham's second of the season giving the Seminoles a 3-0 lead.

Hallberg was at it again in the sixth as he led off the inning with an infield single, his second of the ball game. The junior from Barron, Wisc., would come around to score on Jack Rye's single to right field to make the score 4-0. The hit extended Rye's hitting streak to 15 straight games, tying a career-high. Dating back to last season, Rye has registered a hit in 30 of his last 31 games.

Florida State would pad to its lead in the seventh as designated hitter Ruairi O'Connor and center fielder D'Vontrey Richardson led off the inning with back-to-back infield singles. With one out, Thomas was intentionally walked, the first intentional walk issued to a Seminole batter this season, loading the bases for Hallberg. Hallberg sent a sacrifice fly out to right field driving in O'Connor from third for his second RBI of the game.

The Seminoles would add a final run in the bottom of the eighth as Richardson singled to right with two outs driving in Stidham from second. The hit was Richardson's third of the ball game to lead all hitters. It was his fourth three hit game of the year and fourth consecutive game with multiple hits. Richardson also picked up his first outfield assist on the year as he gunned down catcher Josh Phegley, who attempted to steal third. In an attempt to pick off Phegley at second, Posey's throw went over the head of Hallberg and into centerfield, but Richardson was right there to fire Phegley out at third.

Travis Burge entered the game in the ninth and closed the door on the Hoosiers allowing just one hit while striking out one to preserve the shutout. It was the second shutout of the season for Florida State as the Seminoles blanked Tennessee 4-0 back on February 3.

Indiana's Tyler Tufts (1-2) got the loss as he threw seven innings allowing five runs, four earned, on nine hits while striking out two. The sophomore right hander threw 96 pitches in his third start of the season for the Hoosiers. Offensively, Haas and Reid Briglia each recorded two hits, while Tyler Cox registered his second double of the season.

Florida State will return to the diamond tomorrow in game two against the Hoosiers at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 6:05 as Saturday's game will be televised live on SunSports.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  2   0  1  0  3  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  4
Buster Posey            C         4  0  0   1  0  0  7  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        2  2  1   1  2  0  1  1
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  0  3   1  0  0  2  1
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 11  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  2
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6 10   6  4  2 27 13
Opp                              32  0  7   0  0  8 24 14

E - Opp-3, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
SF - FSU-Mark Hallberg (3)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (10)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (5-0)    8.0  6  0  0  0  7
Travis Burge                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  0  0  0  8
Opp                  L          8.0 10  6  5  4  2


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FLORIDA STATE 8, INDIANA 2
03/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hyde Earns Sixth Straight Win As Florida State Downs Indiana 8-2.

Brandon Reichert breaks game open with a three-RBI double to right center in the eighth.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (19-0) continued its winning ways on Saturday evening at Dick Howser Stadium with an 8-2 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers (4-6). The Seminoles scored their first five runs on two outs and starting pitcher Michael Hyde pitched five scoreless innings to bump his record to 6-0 on the year.

Brandon Reichert broke open a close game in the eighth as he hit a three RBI double to right center off Hoosier reliever Eric Arnett. Jason Stidham led off the inning as he was hit by a pitch. He would advance to third as Ruairi O'Connor laced his seventh double of the season down the line in right. D'Vontrey Richardson was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Reichert. After an Indiana pitching change, Reichert stepped in and cleared the bases with his double to right center. It was the second time in three games that Reichert has driven in three runs in a ball game.

Stidham and O'Connor finished the evening as the only Seminoles with multiple hits. Stidham went 2-for-2 at the plate with two singles, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. The freshman third baseman also scored three runs. O'Connor went 2-for-3 with a double, single, a walk and a stolen base. The junior left fielder also scored a run.

Hyde remained perfect on the season as he did not allow a run for the third time in six starts. The senior hurler was untouchable to start the game as he struck out the first two Hoosier batters. A scary moment occurred on the very next play as Hyde was hit on the side of the face by a line drive off the bat of Indiana shortstop Keith Haas. Hyde jumped to his feet after staying on the ground for a few seconds and after a few warm-up pitches remained in the game and got catcher Josh Briglia to fly out to end the inning.

Hyde didn't seem frazzled by the play in the first as he pitched into the fifth inning for the sixth time in as many starts. He struck out seven batters, while walking just one. Hyde found himself in a jam in the second as the Hoosiers loaded the bases with one out. The senior right hander got Andrew Means to hit into a fielder's choice as he hit a chopper right to Hyde, who threw on to Buster Posey for the force out at home. Hyde then got Evan Crawford to strike out swinging to end the threat.

Florida State would take the momentum into the bottom half of the inning scoring three unearned runs off Indiana starter Matt Bashore (1-1). With two outs and O'Connor and Stidham standing at second and third base, respectively, Reichert kept the inning going as he hit a bouncer toward third baseman Tyler Cox who couldn't glove the ball. Stidham scored on the play giving the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead. After a wild pitch scored O'Connor, Hallberg drove in the third run of the inning sneaking a double down the first base line scoring Reichert.

Hyde would give up just two more hits over the next three innings as he mowed down eight of the next 10 batters he faced striking out four.

Tony Thomas, Jr. extended his hitting streak to a career-best 19 games in the fourth as he placed a beautiful bunt single into no man's land between the pitcher and first base. He would later steal second for his team leading 11th stolen bases of the season. The junior second baseman is now 11-for-12 in the stolen base category on the year.

Florida State added to its lead in the sixth thanks to a pair of walks and a wild pitch. Stidham led off the inning with a walk, moved to second on a free pass by O'Connor and then advanced to third on a double play groundout. He would score with Reichert at the plate as Billy Kitchen threw a wild pitch to give the Seminoles a 4-0 lead.

Junior Jack Rye moved his hitting streak to 16 consecutive games as he hit an RBI looper to left scoring Posey from second. The hitting streak is a career-best for Rye.

Caleb Graham entered in the sixth and pitched two solid innings of relief giving up just one hit while striking out three. It was the third straight game that Graham has struck out three batters in a game.

The Hoosiers would make things interesting in the eighth as Indiana cut the Florida State lead to 5-2. Casey Whitmer started the inning and gave up a double to Crawford and then back-to-back walks. Whitmer would let one get away as he threw a wild pitch into the dirt plating Crawford for Indiana's first run of the game and first run of the series. Before that run crossed the plate, Florida State had gone 21 straight innings without giving up a run. Whitmer would hand the ball over to Brian Chambers and after a sacrifice fly plated the second run of the inning, Chambers got Ben Greenspan to strike out and Josh Richardson to groundout to Mark Hallberg. Hallberg saved two runs from scoring as he made an amazing grab on a ball up the middle, throwing on the run to Reichert for the final out of the inning.

Florida State would answer the call with three more runs in the eighth as Reichert cleared the bases with his double to right center.

Jimmy Marshall pitched the ninth and recorded a pair of strike outs to keep the Seminoles unbeaten on the season.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday in the series finale against the Hoosiers at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm and right hander Ryan Strauss is expected to make his fifth start of the season. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        2  0  1   0  3  1  1  2
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  1   1  1  0  0  1
Buster Posey            C         4  1  0   0  1  1 14  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  1   1  1  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        5  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        2  3  2   0  1  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  1  2   0  1  0  1  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  1  0   0  0  2  4  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  1   3  0  0  5  1
Michael Hyde            P                            1  3
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  8  8   5  8  6 27  8
Opp                              32  2  6   1  3 13 24 15

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham 2 (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (4), Ruairi O'Connor (6), Brandon Reichart (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (3), D'Vontrey Richardson (4)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (11), Ruairi O'Connor (3)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (6-0)    5.0  4  0  0  1  7
Caleb Graham                    2.0  1  0  0  0  3
Casey Whitmer                   0.0  1  2  2  2  0
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  3 13
Opp                  L          8.0  8  8  4  8  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, INDIANA 0
03/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Strauss Pitches Gem As Florida State Blanks Indiana 9-0.

The Seminoles sweep their sixth three-game series of the season to move to 20-0.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the third straight game, Florida State (20-0) got a solid outing from its starting pitching as the Seminoles swept the three-game series from Indiana (4-7) blanking the Hoosiers 9-0 on Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Ryan Strauss (4-0) pitched a career-high eight innings while striking out a career-high eight batters as he limited Indiana to just three hits on the afternoon. Buster Posey provided the offensive bolt for the Seminoles as he went 3-for-4 with two RBI's and a run scored.

"You really have to credit Ryan Straus, he threw the ball very, very well today," stated head coach Mike Martin. "He hit his location very well, hit with the curveball and the change up. It was a very impressive outing for him today."

Florida State ran out to an early lead in the first with a two spot on the scoreboard. Hoosier starting pitcher Jason Ferrell (1-1) got into some early trouble as he opened the game issuing back-to-back walks to Tony Thomas, Jr. and Mark Hallberg. With the defense looking for Posey to lay down a sacrifice bunt, the sophomore catcher laced a single to left scoring Thomas from second to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead. Jack Rye then executed a sacrifice bunt to perfection as he advanced Posey and Hallberg to second and third, respectively. Hallberg would score on the very next play to make the score 2-0 as Dennis Guinn registered an RBI groundout to third.

That would be more than enough support for Strauss as he retired the first 11 Hoosier batters to start the game. Indiana would get its first base runner of the afternoon with two outs in the fourth as shortstop Keith Haas was hit by a pitch. The next batter Josh Phegley would break up the no hit bid as he hit a nubber down the third base line. Strauss finished off the inning as he got Reid Briglia to ground out to second.

Indiana would threaten in the top of the fifth as they placed runners on second and third with one out. Strauss started the inning striking out first baseman Michael Nilles and then gave up back-to-back hits including a double to Tyler Cox, which ended up being the only hit to leave the infield for Indiana all afternoon. The junior right hander would get out of the inning as he got Andrew Means to pop up and Evan Crawford to fly out to left to end the threat.

Strauss finished the afternoon as he set down the next 11 Hoosier batters. His strike out of Sterling Mack in the sixth set a new career high with eight. Strauss' previous best was seven strike outs against Hawaii-Pacific back on March 9, 2005. He also did not issue a walk for the second time this season.

"I had everything working for me today, my fastball, curveball and change up," said Strauss. "I really wanted to come out and redeem myself after last week's performance. I was fortunate enough to have everything working today. Last week, I had three walks and I really wanted to cut down in that category. I really made sure I threw a lot of strikes and filled the zone up to get some outs."

"I thought this was definitely his best performance of the year," said Posey. "He located very well with his fastball. Threw a good change up, everything he had today was impressive."

After giving up two runs in the first, Ferrell pitched effectively through seven innings setting down 15 straight Seminoles at one point. But the Garnet and Gold would find their hitting stroke in the bottom of the eighth chasing the Hoosier starting pitcher after he gave up three hits including a pair of doubles by Thomas and Rye and an RBI single by Posey. The Seminoles would go on to score seven runs in the eighth to break the game wide open. FSU registered six consecutive hits in the inning, while Ohmed Danesh, Jason Stidham, Mark Gildea, D'Vontrey Richardson, Brandon Reichert, Thomas and Posey all recorded an RBI.

"That eighth inning got away from them (Indiana)," stated Martin. "It's a credit to our guys, we had some great at-bats. Obviously, you don't expect to score seven in the eighth when you score two in the previous seven innings. So it was a real good job on our guy's part of staying disciplined and just getting it done."

Danny Rosen made his first appearance of the series as he pitched a one-two-three ninth to close the book on the Hoosiers and keep the Seminoles undefeated on the season.

Thomas and Rye also extended their respective hit streaks on Sunday. With a 2-for-3 afternoon, Thomas moved his current streak to 20-games, while Rye up his current hit streak to 17 straight games.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Friday as the Seminoles open ACC play with a three game set against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. First pitch is slated for 6:00 as the game will be televised live on SunSports and the Fox Sports Network. Saturday's contest will also be shown live on ACC Select. Fans can always follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  2   1  1  0  0  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        2  1  0   0  1  0  2  2
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            C         4  1  3   2  0  0  6  2
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B-SS     4  1  1   1  0  0  0  2
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           LF        3  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  0   1  0  1 13  1
Ryan Strauss            P                            1  1
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  9 11   9  2  1 27 13
Opp                              30  0  3   0  0  8 24 14

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (16), Jack Rye (5), Ruairi O'Connor (7), Mark Gildea (2)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (3), Jack Rye (1), Brandon Reichart (2)
SF - FSU-Tony Thomas (1)
CS - FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (4-0)    8.0  3  0  0  0  8
Danny Rosen                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  0  8
Opp                  L          8.0 11  9  8  2  1


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FLORIDA STATE 7, WAKE FOREST 6
03/16/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Rye's Walk-off Single Lifts FSU Over Wake Forest 7-6 In 11 Innings.

The Seminoles score all seven runs on Friday evening with two outs.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State opened conference play on Friday evening with a thrilling 7-6 extra inning victory over Wake Forest (11-8, 2-2 ACC) at Dick Howser Stadium. Junior Jack Rye registered the game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the 11th to keep the Seminoles (21-0, 1-0 ACC) perfect on the season. Florida State once again came through with some clutch hitting as all seven runs were scored with two outs in an inning. Jimmy Marshall pitched a scoreless 11th to earn his first win of the year.

"Our team showed a lot of composure tonight," said Tony Thomas, Jr. "We could have easily given in when (Allan) Dykstra hit that home run, it was just a back breaker, but it showed how strong our team is emotionally to be able come through with a victory against a very good Wake Forest ball club."

Rye finished the evening 2-for-5 with three RBI's and a run scored to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 18 games. D'Vontrey Richardson registered his fifth three-hit ball game of the season, while left fielder Ohmed Danesh was the only other Seminole with multiple hits as he posted a pair of singles in the win.

The bottom of the 11th began with first baseman Brandon Reichert leading off with a single up the middle off Wake Forest reliever Ben Hunter (3-4), who was pitching his fourth inning of the evening. After a walk to shortstop Mark Hallberg advanced Reichert to second, Ryan Strauss entered the game as a pinch runner replacing Reichert at second. Strauss would move to third on Buster Posey's fielder's choice groundout putting runners on first and third for Rye. Rye, who entered the game leading the team with 17 two-out RBI's, registered his third of the game as his single glanced off the glove of the leaping Keith Mauney at second base and trickled into the outfield scoring Strauss from third for the game-winner.

"I went up to the plate in the 11th with the mind set of getting a good pitch and hitting it hard," said Rye. "I actually thought the second baseman was going to catch it, but I was just running down the line and was very fortunate that it dropped in for a hit."

Wake Forest began the scoring with a pair of runs in the top of the third off Seminole starter Bryan Henry. Designated hitter Willy Fox gave the Demon Deacons an early 2-0 lead with a two out double to right field plating Brett Linnenkohl and Austin Jones.

Florida State would answer right away in the bottom half of third with four runs highlighted by a bloop single down the left field line by Rye and a double to the fence in left by Dennis Guinn. The Seminoles would take advantage of three walks by Wake starter Brad Kledzik who issued free passes to Reichert, Hallberg and Posey. Rye stepped up to the plate and hit a blooping single down the line in left scoring Reichert and Hallberg to tie the game at two. Guinn then knocked a double to wall in left for his first hit in three games plating Posey and Rye to give the Seminoles a 4-2 lead.

The lead held tight until the fifth when the Demon Deacons would strike for two more runs to tie the game once again. After a throwing error plated Nate Frazier from third, Fox would knock in his third RBI of the game with a single to left scoring Jones. Wake threatened for more as they loaded the bases with one out in the fifth, but Henry got Evan Ocheltree to line out to Hallberg and then struck out Tyler Smith to end the inning.

Henry would go back out in the sixth as he struck out his final two batters putting an end to his evening. The senior from Tallahassee, Fla., pitched into the sixth for the fifth time in seven starts as he notched seven strike outs for the third straight game.

Florida State would give Henry the opportunity for a win as they scored two in the bottom of the sixth to take a 6-4 lead. Hallberg gave the lead back to the Seminoles with his single to right scoring Richardson. Posey would add to the lead with his first hit of the night, a single to left center scoring Thomas.

The lead would hold true until the ninth as Wake Forest tied the game on Allan Dykstra's eighth home run of the season. The sophomore first baseman sent a Danny Rosen change up over the fence in right field to knot things up at six, sending the game into extra innings. It was the first blown save of the season for the Seminoles in four opportunities.

Rosen would immediately bounce back as he struck out the side to end the ninth. After giving up the two run shot to Dykstra, Rosen pitched extremely well for the Seminoles allowing just one more hit while striking out four. He finished the game pitching 2.2 innings.

Marshall entered the game in the 11th and did not allow a hit as he faced four batters to pick up his first victory of the season. With runners on first and second and one out, the sophomore pitcher got Dustin Hood to groundout into a double play to end the inning setting up the heroics in the bottom half of the inning.

It was Florida State's first appearance in an extra inning game this year, while Wake Forest ran its season record to 2-2 in extra frames.

Thomas saw his 20-game hitting streak come to an end on Friday evening as the junior second baseman went hitless in six plate appearances. He did draw a walk in the sixth and has now reached base in all 21 games this season.

"It was a good run," said Thomas. "I didn't try to press about it late in the game especially when extra innings came along, but I was just glad we came away with the victory. I'll just have to go back out tomorrow and start up another one."

Florida State will return to the diamond tomorrow in game two against the Demon Deacons at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 6:00 pm. Fans can always follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

Injury Note: Ohmed Danesh, getting his third start of the season for the Seminoles, left the game in the sixth as he suffered a compound dislocation of his pinky finger on his left hand. He received stitches and is out indefinitely.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  0   0  1  2  2  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  1  1   1  2  0  4  5
Buster Posey            C         5  1  1   1  1  0 11  1
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  2   3  1  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        5  0  1   2  0  2  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  1   0  1  2  0  3
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  2   0  0  0  2  0
  Mark Gildea           LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        5  1  3   0  0  1  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  1  1   0  1  1  9  0
  Ryan Strauss          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41  7 12   7  7  9 33 10
Opp                              40  6  8   5  7 11 32 14

E - FSU-Bryan Henry (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Dennis Guinn (6)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-3
SH - FSU-Brandon Reichart (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry                     6.0  5  4  4  4  7
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  1  0
Travis Burge                    0.1  0  0  0  1  0
Danny Rosen                     2.2  3  2  2  0  4
Jimmy Marshall       W (1-0)    1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                            11.0  8  6  6  7 11
Opp                  L         10.2 12  7  7  7  9


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FLORIDA STATE 4, WAKE FOREST 3
03/17/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Holds On To Beat Wake Forest 4-3.

Senior Michael Hyde earns his seventh win of the season keeping the Deacs scoreless for 5.2 innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - With a shamrock design featured in the infield grass and the team sporting green hats in honor of St. Patrick's Day, the luck of the Irish was with the Seminoles on Saturday evening at Dick Howser Stadium as Florida State (22-0, 2-0 ACC) ran out to 4-0 lead and held on for a 4-3 victory over Wake Forest (11-9, 2-3 ACC). Senior Michael Hyde (7-0) kept the Demon Deacons off the scoreboard as he pitched 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball to earn his seventh straight victory of the season. It was the second straight outing that Hyde has not allowed a run and has now thrown 13.2 consecutive innings of shutout baseball.

"It was undoubtedly one of our best wins this year," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a game that I was very pleased with the composure that we showed. Wake Forest is an excellent club; they are very, very good. We were out hit; it was a game that took an awful lot of people to win. He used five pitchers tonight. It was altogether a great win for us tonight."

Florida State took advantage of some early errors by the Demon Deacons pegging Wake Forest starter Eric Niesen (2-2) with four runs, two earned, in his five innings of work.

The Seminoles jumped on the board in the first with two runs as Tony Thomas, Jr. and Buster Posey crossed the plate to give FSU the early lead. Thomas led off the game with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by shortstop Mark Hallberg. Thomas then stole third and raced home on the play as the throw by Wake catcher Austin Jones went into left field. Posey was then issued a walk by Niesen and would advance to second on a passed ball. Jack Rye would then move Posey to third with a single through the left side, extending his hitting streak to a career-best 19 games. Posey would score on the play as Demon Deacon left fielder Brett Linnenkohl miss handled the ball allowing enough time for Posey to run home and give the Seminoles a 2-0.

"Tonight we had to play small ball," said Thomas. "They had an excellent pitcher on the mound, who had a lot of good stuff and he was hitting his spots real well. We were putting the ball in play but Wake Forest is good defensive ball club that made a lot of plays. With that, we had to convert to small ball which we haven't had to do much this season. Tonight, we showed that we can play the small game as well."

FSU would add another run in the third as D'Vontrey Richardson led off the inning with an infield single to short. He would race around to score on the third Wake Forest error of the game.

Florida State made it 4-0 in the fifth as Thomas led off the inning knocking his fourth triple of the season off the fence in right field. Hallberg picked up his 28th RBI of the season as he hit a single off the glove of diving second baseman Nathan Frazier scoring Thomas from third.

Hyde cruised through the first five innings as he allowed just one runner to reach second base. He also benefited with a pair of groundball double plays in the second and fourth innings, respectively. In the sixth, Hyde ran into some trouble as he gave up a lead off single to Linnenkohl and then a two out single to left field by Willy Fox to advance Linnenkohl to third. That would be the end of the night for Hyde, as the Tallahassee, Fla., native pitched 5.2 innings allowing no runs on four hits while striking out five. Brian Chambers came on in relief of Hyde and got Dustin Hood to groundout to third baseman Jason Stidham on the very first pitch to end the threat.

"Those double play balls are a pitchers best friend," said Hyde. "I got a couple of them tonight and it bailed me out a bunch of times. Those two (Hallberg and Thomas) are probably two of the best in turning them and I have a lot of confidence in them when that ball is hit on the ground. I don't even have to turn around because I know that they are going to turn it."

"Hyde pitched very well," stated Martin. "To pitch 5.2 shutout innings, is very impressive. He threw his pitches to location."

Wake Forest would make things interesting in the seventh as the Deacs scored three to close within one run of the lead. Evan Ocheltree and Austin Jones started things in the seventh with back-to-back hits off Chambers. The two runners would advance a base as Chambers got Tyler Smith to groundout to Brandon Reichert at first base. With Travis Burge replacing Chambers, pinch hitter Weldon Woodall laced a double to right center plating Ocheltree and Jones. After Burge got Linnenkohl to strike out looking, Eric Williams registered an RBI single up the middle to cut the Seminole lead to one. After back-to-back walks, one by Burge and the other by Caleb Graham, loaded the bases for the Deacs, Graham induced a fly out by Hood to end the inning. The sophomore right hander would return to the mound in the eighth and strike out the side.

The Seminoles once again called upon Danny Rosen to shut the door on the Deacs in the ninth. The junior right hander was eager to get back on the mound in game two to avenge last night's blown save. He started the inning as he got Williams to pop up to Hallberg at short. After issuing a free pass to Allan Dykstra, Rosen would then strike out Fox and Hood to end the game and earn his third save in four opportunities.

"I was dying to get back out there," said Rosen. "I was hoping to get the same lineup that I faced on Friday night where they got the home run. I wanted to redeem myself against Dykstra, unfortunately I walked him (Dykstra), but I still got out there and got the job done. It was good feeling tonight."

"Danny did a great job," said Martin. "It was a real pleasure to see Danny go back out there and close it up. He did a great job in the ninth inning."

The win on Saturday night also meant that the Seminoles are the now the loan undefeated team in Division I as Mississippi handed Vanderbilt its first loss of the season. Coming into the weekend, Florida State along with Vanderbilt and Kentucky were the only teams without a loss. Last night, Arkansas issued Kentucky its first loss in 2007.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday in the series finale against the Demon Deacons at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm and right hander Ryan Strauss is expected to make his sixth start of the season. Left hander Garrett Bullock will take the mound for Wake Forest. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM. The game will also be shown live over the web on ACC Select.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  2   0  1  1  1  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  0  1   1  0  1  2  3
Buster Posey            C         3  1  0   0  1  2 11  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         DH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  6  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  4  6   1  2 11 27  7
Opp                              34  3  9   3  5 11 24  4

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Travis Anderson (1)
3B - FSU-Tony Thomas (4)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (4)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (12), Mark Hallberg 2 (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde         W (7-0)    5.2  4  0  0  1  5
Brian Chambers                  0.2  2  2  2  0  0
Travis Burge                    0.1  2  1  1  1  1
Caleb Graham                    1.1  1  0  0  2  3
Danny Rosen          Sv(2)      1.0  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0  9  3  3  5 11
Opp                  L          8.0  6  4  2  2 11


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FLORIDA STATE 11, WAKE FOREST 1
03/18/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps Series With 11-1 Victory Over Wake Forest.

Ryan Strauss bumps his record to 5-0 on the season with seven solid innings Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (23-0, 3-0 ACC) scored a combined 10 runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings as the Seminoles broke open a tie ball game to down Wake Forest (11-10, 2-4 ACC) 11-1 Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. With the sweep over the Demon Deacons, the Seminoles have now opened league play by sweeping its opponents 11 times since joining the ACC in 1992. Junior Ryan Strauss settled down after a shaky start and pitched seven innings allowing just one run on five hits for his fifth win of the season.

Five Seminole batters recorded two hits on the afternoon, while Mark Hallberg, Buster Posey and Dennis Guinn each record two RBI's. Junior Jack Rye extended his hitting streak to a career-best 20 games with his single to left in the fourth. Travis Anderson, who started as the designated hitter for the second straight game, recorded a two-out double in the second for his second two-bagger in as many games.

"Anytime you get a sweep against a conference opponent, you've got to be encouraged and certainly we are but at the same time we know that there is a lot of baseball left to play," said head coach Mike Martin. "I am very proud of the way we are playing."

Strauss (5-0) got off to a shaky start as he threw 34 pitches in the first. After striking out Brett Linnenkohl to start the game, he issued back-to-back walks to Eric Williams and Allan Dykstra before giving up an RBI single up the middle to designated hitter Willy Fox. After a fielder's choice groundout, Strauss gave up his third walk of the inning to load the bases with two outs for Demon Deacon catcher Austin Jones. Strauss would bear down to get the final out striking out Jones to end the inning.

"I struggled early," said Strauss. "I was fortunate to get out of a couple jams and once I got out of it, around the fourth inning everything seemed to click. Wake Forest is a good ball club, but we are excited that we could come out this weekend and get the job done."

The lead was short lived as Tony Thomas, Jr. tied the ball game with one swing of the bat. The junior second baseman took the first pitch he saw from Wake starter Garrett Bullock (1-1) and deposited it over the fence in right for his second home run of the season. It was the first, first inning home run hit by the Seminoles this season.

After a one-two-three second inning by Strauss, the junior right hander got out of another bases loaded jam in the third. Strauss retired Williams and Dykstra on a pair of fly outs to Hallberg to start the third, but then gave up back-to-back singles to Fox and Dustin Hood and a walk to Evan Ocheltree to load the bases once again for Jones. Strauss once again won the battle as he got Jones to bounce into a fielder's choice groundout to end the threat.

Strauss settled down after the third retiring nine straight Demon Deacons at one point. He gave up just two hits and no walks beyond the first three innings and allowed one runner to reach third. The Tampa, Fla., native threw a career-high 113 pitches in seven innings of work as he struck out four batters.

"Ryan Strauss had the best outing I have seem him have as a Seminole," stated Martin. "It was great, great pitching. He was as impressive as I have ever seen him on the mound."

The game remained tied into the bottom of the sixth as Florida State finally broke through with a three spot off Bullock. Hallberg started the inning with an infield single to third and moved to second after Posey was awarded first on a catcher's interference. Guinn gave the Seminoles their first lead of the day as he laced a double to right center driving in Hallberg and Posey. Guinn would move to third on the play as Williams had problems handling the ball in the outfield. Jason Stidham made the score 4-1 as he singled to left scoring Guinn.

The Seminole would add another in the seventh as Brandon Reichert recorded his first hit of the ball game hitting a double off the fence in right. After Thomas was hit by a pitch, Hallberg laid down a sacrifice bunt putting runners on second and third for Posey. The sophomore catcher came through as he hit a sacrifice fly to right field scoring Reichert.

FSU would break the game open in the eighth as they scored six runs off Wake Forest reliever Josh Ellis. With runners at first and second, designated hitter Tommy Oravetz entered the game and registered his first RBI of the season as he hit a single to left field scoring Rye. It was the first run scored off Ellis, as the right hander hadn't allowed a run in 15.1 innings this season. Ellis had a chance to get Wake out of the inning with just one run crossing the plate, but an errant throw over to first by the rightie pitcher on a groundball by Reichert kept the inning alive for the Seminoles. And Florida State would take advantage of the mistake scoring five more times to make the score 11-1. Hallberg posted two RBI's in the inning, while Posey capped off the scoring by driving in Hallberg with his single up the middle.

Brian Chambers and Matt Fairel pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively as both pitchers did not give up a hit, while combining for four strike outs. Fairel was impressive as he struck out the side in the ninth to end the game.

The Seminoles outscored the Demon Deacons 22-10 on the weekend winning the first two games by one run including an 11-inning game on Friday. Twelve of the 22 runs recorded this weekend came on two outs moving the season total to 112 runs scored this season on two outs.

"It feels great," said Hallberg on the Seminoles sweep over Wake Forest. "We grinded out three wins this weekend showing a lot of character by winning the close games. It was fun; a great atmosphere and we got the job done."

Florida State will return to the diamond on Wednesday, March 21 as the Seminoles will travel on the road to face the Jacksonville Dolphins. It marks just the second game away from Mike Martin Field for the Seminoles so far in 2007. First pitch is slated for 6:00 pm and right hander Caleb Graham is expected to make his first start of the season. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  2   1  1  0  3  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  2  2   2  1  0  3  3
Buster Posey            C         3  1  1   2  0  1  8  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  0
  Devin Gonzalez        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  1  1   2  0  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  1  2   1  0  1  3  3
Travis Anderson         DH        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     2  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  2
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  2  1   0  0  0  6  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 11 14   9  2  5 27 10
Opp                              33  1  5   1  4  8 24 15

E - Opp-3, FSU-Brandon Reichart (4)
2B - FSU-Dennis Guinn (7), Travis Anderson (2), Brandon Reichart (5)
HR - FSU-Tony Thomas (2)
HBP - FSU-Tony Thomas (3), Dennis Guinn (2)
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (5)
SF - FSU-Buster Posey (2)
CS - FSU-Tony Thomas (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (5-0)    7.0  5  1  1  4  4
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Matt Fairel                     1.0  0  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  4  8
Opp                  L          8.0 14 11  6  2  7


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JACKSONVILLE 5, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/21/2007, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Jacksonville Hands Florida State First Loss Of Season, 5-3.

The victory by the Dolphins snaps the Seminoles 18-game winning streak in the series.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - All good things must come to an end and on Wednesday night top-ranked Florida State's 23-game winning streak came to a close as Jacksonville (16-13) handed FSU (23-1) its first loss of the season with a 5-3 victory at Alexander Brest Field. The win for Jacksonville was its first over the Seminoles since February 24, 2002, when the Dolphins won 13-4 in Jacksonville. Florida State entered tonight's contest winning 18 straight games over Jacksonville.

"You have to give Jacksonville an awful lot of credit," said head coach Mike Martin. "They pitched very well; they made defensive plays when they needed to and got the two-out hits. You have to take your hat off to a very good JU team."

The Dolphins took advantage of two costly Seminole errors in the third to score four unearned runs. Former Seminole Ryan McArdle gave JU the lead for good as he hit a two-out double down the line in right to cap the four-run third.

"Ryan (McArdle) did a very good job," stated Martin. "That was a pitch that he didn't handle very well last year. He did a good job of hitting it tonight. You have to be a little happy for him. He wanted to go somewhere and play and there was an opportunity for him to play here in Jacksonville. I was happy for that, but I wasn't real happy when he got that double."

Florida State would make things interesting in the top of the ninth as they loaded the bases with one out. But it was to no avail as JU's Matt Davis got Dennis Guinn to pop up to second base and then Jason Stidham to strike out looking to end the game. The save was Davis' fourth of the season.

Caleb Graham (0-1) was handed the loss in his first start for the Garnet and Gold as the sophomore right hander worked four innings allowing five runs, one earned, on five hits, while striking out three.

Jimmy Marshall gave on in relief of Graham in the fifth and pitched well as he set down nine straight Dolphin batters before issuing a walk to start the eighth. After he got Mike McCallister to pop up to Stidham at third on an attempted sacrifice bunt, Marshall got McArdle to ground out into an inning ending double play. Marshall pitched four scoreless innings without giving up a hit. He struck out two, while issuing one walk.

"You have to tip your hat off to Jacksonville tonight," said Marshall. "They played a great game. A couple of things didn't go our way, but unfortunately that's the way it goes sometimes. As for my performance tonight, I was able to come in and throw strikes. As a relief pitcher, that's what you have to do is come in and throw strikes. Luckily, I was able to do that tonight."

Florida State got on the board in the first with a run by Tony Thomas, Jr. The junior second baseman started the game bouncing the first pitch he saw over the JU third baseman for a leadoff single. He then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by shortstop Mark Hallberg. It was Hallberg's team leading sixth sacrifice bunt of the season. Buster Posey gave the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead as he added to his team leading RBI total singling to left to drive in Thomas from second.

The Seminoles took advantage of a couple walks by Dolphin starter D. J. Ackley to increase their lead to 2-0. Hallberg drew a leadoff walk to begin the top of the third and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Posey. After a fly out by Jack Rye advanced Hallberg to third, Ackley issued a two-out walk to Guinn. Stidham then stepped in and laced a 3-2 offering to right field for an RBI single scoring Hallberg.

In the bottom of the third, the tide changed on the Seminoles as Jacksonville scored four unearned runs off Graham to take the lead for good. Logan James began the inning with a leadoff walk and then with one out reached second on a fielding error by Thomas at second. Chuck Opachich drove in the first run of the ball game for the Dolphins as he hit single up the middle scoring James from second. Kevin Ferreira would move to third on the play as D'Vontrey Richardson misplayed the ball in center. McCallister would tie the game at two as he hit a chopper towards Hallberg at short. The ball took a horrible bounce ricocheting off the glove of Hallberg to score Ferreira. McArdle stepped in and hit the game-winner placing a double down the right field line plating Opachich and McCallister. The two-run lead by JU marked the largest deficit faced by the Seminoles all season.

Florida State would cut into the Dolphin lead on an RBI single by Brandon Reichert. Richardson led off the fourth with a walk ending the night for Ackley. Tim Brown would come out of the JU bullpen and after a wild pitch put Richardson on second, Reichert hit a single through the right side plating the freshman center fielder.

Jacksonville would get that run back in bottom of the fourth as Donnie Vickers started the inning with a single up the middle off Graham. He would later score on an RBI groundout by Ferreira.

Brown (2-2) got the win in relief as he stymied the Seminoles for 4.1 innings giving up just one hit. He retired eight straight Florida State batters until issuing a free pass to Posey with one out in the seventh. At one point, Brown set down 10 of the last 12 batters he faced before handing the ball over to Glenn Witkowski with one out in the eighth. After giving up a single to Richardson to place runners at first and second, Witkowski got Reichert to groundout into an inning ending double play.

Posey and Reichert finished the evening with two hits apiece as both players recorded an RBI in the game. Jack Rye went hitless for just the second time this season ending his 20-game hitting streak, a career-best.

"It was definitely disappointing," said Thomas on the team's first loss of the season. "It was just one of those nights that we couldn't get anything to fall our way. JU, they are a terrific club and made the plays tonight. Our team fought hard all the way throughout the game, but just couldn't seem to get certain breaks to go our way."

Florida State will resume conference play this weekend as they return home to face Boston College (6-8-1). Game one is set for Friday, March 23 at 6:00 pm at Dick Howser Stadium. Saturday's game will be shown live on FSN Florida at 6:00 pm, while Sunday's contest can be seen on Sun Sports at 1:00 pm. Fans can always follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  1   0  0  2  3  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  0  2
Buster Posey            C         2  0  2   1  1  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  0  1   1  0  2  3  5
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  2   1  0  0 12  0
Caleb Graham            P                            0  2
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3  7   3  7  5 24 13
Opp                              28  5  5   5  3  5 27 11

E - FSU-Tony Thomas (5), D'Vontrey Richardson (2)
2B - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Buster Posey (2), D'Vontrey Richardson (5)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (6), Buster Posey (1)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Caleb Graham         L (0-1)    4.0  5  5  1  2  3
Jimmy Marshall                  4.0  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             8.0  5  5  1  3  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  3  3  7  5


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FLORIDA STATE 5, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
03/23/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Guinn's Career Night And Henry'sMastery Lead FSU To Win Over BC.

Dennis Guinn sets a career high with three doubles as he goes 4-for-4 in the game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The top-ranked FSU baseball team responded quite nicely to its first loss of the season with an impressive 5-1 win over Boston College in ACC play. Bryan Henry pitched brilliantly going eight innings and striking out 10 batters as he improved his record to 8-0. Dennis Guinn paced the Seminole offense going 4-for-4 with a career high three doubles. The win kept Florida State perfect in ACC play at 4-0 and improved the team's overall record to 24-1. The Eagles fell to 6-9-1 and 4-3 in conference action.

"I thought we played a solid baseball game," said Seminole Head Coach Mike Martin. "It all starts with the guy out there on the bump. Bryan Henry did a great job. I was very impressed with the way he kept his poise. I tell you what, Boston College is a very good baseball team and (BC starter Kevin Boggan) can pitch with anybody."

"It was good and it was a lot of fun," said Henry of his outing. "I have some things I need to continue to work on. I was able to have good command of my fastball tonight, which let me work in my off speed pitches. It worked out well. The defense did great picking it up behind me."

Four different Seminoles recorded multi-hit games. Tony Thomas, Jr. continued his torrid hitting going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Mark Hallberg and Buster Posey also collected multiple hits with two a piece but it was Guinn who led the way. The left fielder set a new career high with four hits in a conference game.

"It felt good especially since the way I have been swinging it," said Guinn. "I have had confidence but I was seeing the ball really good tonight. I felt like I was staying back up the middle. I felt really good at the plate."

"Dennis has been very persistent," said Martin. "He has really stuck with it. He has worked hard with (Mike Martin, Jr.) seeing the ball a little better. It couldn't have come at a better time."

The Seminoles got off to a good start versus Boggan as they staged a two-out rally in the bottom of the third as both Thomas and Hallberg singled bringing up Buster Posey. The FSU catcher followed with the third straight hit as Florida State broke in front 1-0.

Henry's first walk of the game turned out to be costly as it was followed by an RBI double knotting the game at 1-1 in the fourth. A deep fly ball out moved the runner to third with one away. Henry got the second out on an infield fly but lost the next batter putting runners on the corners. The senior got out of the inning though with a called third strike.

Guinn opened the fourth with his second double of the game, a new career high. Tommy Oravetz sacrificed Guinn to third. FSU could not plate the run though as Guinn was thrown out at home on a ground ball hit to short.

FSU mustered another two-out run to go on top in the fifth. Thomas reached on a walk, moved to second on a ground out and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. An error at short then brought the run home.

Guinn continued to add to his career day when he led off the bottom of the sixth with his third double of the game. Oravetz followed with a single to put runners on the corners with nobody out. A ground out brought Guinn home as the lead grew to 3-1.

The Seminoles once again put runners on the corners in the bottom of the seventh and once again Guinn delivered. The outfielder recorded his fourth hit of the game, tying a career high, and extending the FSU lead to 4-1.

"To get that RBI, we needed that one at the end of a close game," said Guinn. "Going 4-for-4 really helped the team and that is all I can ask of myself."

The Seminoles tacked on an insurance run in the eighth. After Mark Gildea walked, Brandon Reichert singled. A double steal moved both runners into scoring position and then Thomas cashed in with his third hit of the game, a new career high for the second baseman in a conference game.

Florida State and Boston College will continue their series Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast in Tallahassee on FSN Florida. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  3   1  1  0  2  0
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  2   0  0  1  0  0
Buster Posey            C         5  0  2   1  0  0 12  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  1  4   1  0  0  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           3B        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  1
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        4  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        3  1  0   0  1  2  3  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  1   0  0  2  5  0
Bryan Henry             P                            1  2
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  5 13   4  2  8 27  4
Opp                              31  1  5   1  2 12 24 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn 3 (10)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Gildea (2), Brandon Reichart (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (6-0)    8.0  4  1  1  2 10
Brian Chambers                  1.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  5  1  1  2 12
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FLORIDA STATE 10, BOSTON COLLEGE 3
03/24/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hyde Pitches Season High Seven Innings Leading FSU To Win Over BC.

Hallberg leads the attack with three RBIs while Reichert and Gildea knock in two each.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The top ranked Seminole baseball team continued to roll Saturday night behind another stellar game by a starting pitcher. Senior Michael Hyde set a season high as he threw seven innings allowing just two runs and no walks upping his record to 8-0. After allowing two runs in the top of the first, Hyde shut the Eagles (6-10-1, 4-4) down for the next six innings. The win kept FSU perfect in ACC play as the Seminoles are now 5-0 and 25-1 overall.

"Michael had a very good outing. I am very, very proud of him," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "He battled. He didn't have a great outing but he battled and that's what it's about."

"It was a dogfight all night long," said Hyde. "It was one of those days where you have to go out there and have a little something extra every inning because your stuff wasn't all there. I didn't throw as many pitches as I had been the last few outings but I felt like I threw more because of how much effort I had to put into it. They are a very good ball club and they kept putting the ball in play. Luckily I have the defense I do behind me to pick me up."

For the 15th time in 25 games, the FSU offense scored double digit runs. Mark Hallberg paced FSU at the plate with three RBIs but it was the bottom of the Seminole order that came through. Brandon Reichert and Mark Gildea combined to go 5-for-6 with four RBIs as the Seminoles recorded their most lopsided win in the short series history with the Eagles.

"I tell you what it makes it a lot easier to pitch when you have guys in the line-up like we do right now," said Hyde. "They put they ball in play and score runs behind you. It makes it a lot easier to pitch with a lead than without one."

"It was a great night," said Gildea. "The defense played well. Hyde pitched really well. It was a good team effort all around. It was a lot of fun."

Boston College jumped out to an early lead versus Hyde in the first. Back-to-back one-out singles and a wild pitch put two runners in scoring position. Eric Campbell then recorded BC's third single of the game putting the Eagles up 1-0. It was the first run allowed by Hyde in 14 innings. A sacrifice bunt brought home another run but a spectacular play near the tarp in foul territory by Jason Stidham ended the top of the first.

The Seminoles got on the board in the second. Dennis Guinn was hit by a Nate Jeanes offering and Stidham followed with a base hit to put two aboard. Travis Anderson's base hit loaded the bases for Gildea. The center fielder laced a double to the wall in left tying the game at 2-2. Reichert doubled the Seminole score with a double of his own off the screen in right as FSU jumped in front 4-2. Following a spectacular play by third baseman Eric Campbell on a Tony Thomas, Jr. smash, Hallberg continued the trend as he doubled plating the fifth run of the inning. Buster Posey followed suit recording the fourth double of the inning as the Seminole lead grew to 6-2.

Gildea led off the bottom of the fourth with his second hit of the day. Another base hit and a throwing error put two runners in scoring position. Thomas then singled home the seventh run of the game and moved up to second on the throw to the plate. Hallberg then brought both runs in on a single boosting the FSU advantage to 9-2.

Brandon Reichert led off the bottom of the sixth with a base hit up the middle and then a Thomas hit by pitch put two on board. A BC error allowed FSU to get to double digits as the game moved to the seventh with FSU in front 10-2.

For the first time since the first inning BC got back on the board. A leadoff single and a wild pitch put a runner in scoring position. The first out came on a fielder's choice leaving the Eagles with runners on the corners but a sac fly plated the run.

Florida State and Boston College will conclude their series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast in Tallahassee on SUN Sports. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  1   1  0  0  4  3
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  2   3  0  0  1  4
Buster Posey            C         5  0  2   1  0  0  6  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  1  0   0  0  1  3  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  2
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Travis Anderson         DH        2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Josh Spivey           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        3  2  2   2  1  1  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  2  3   2  0  0  7  0
  Devin Gonzalez        PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 10 12   9  3  5 27 11
Opp                              32  3  9   3  1  6 24  8

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Mark Hallberg (5), Buster Posey (9), Mark Gildea (3), Brandon Reichart (6)
HBP - FSU-Tony Thomas (4), Dennis Guinn (3), Travis Anderson (1)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Buster Posey (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (8-0)    7.0  8  2  2  0  4
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  1  1  1  0
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  3  3  1  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12 10  9  3  5


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FLORIDA STATE 7, BOSTON COLLEGE 0
03/25/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Dennis Guinn Comes Up A Single Short Of The Cycle As FSU Sweeps BC.

Strauss carries a no-hitter into the seventh as the Seminoles move to 6-0 in ACC play.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The top-ranked Florida State baseball team completed its sweep of Boston College Sunday afternoon behind the hitting of Dennis Guinn who came up just a single short of hitting for the cycle. Seminole starter Ryan Strauss carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning picking up his sixth win as Florida State (26-1, 6-0) downed Boston College (6-11-1, 4-5) 7-0.

"It was a solid weekend of baseball," said FSU Head Coach Mike Martin. "I was very pleased with Ryan Strauss today. In all my years at Florida State I have never seen an opportunity for a no-hitter and a guy hitting for the cycle in one day. Unfortunately neither one worked out but it was a very exciting day and a very good weekend for Florida State."

Guinn had his second big game of the weekend in the finale. The junior outfielder recorded six extra base hits in the series, four of which were doubles, and reached base all five times on Sunday. Guinn slugged 1.600 for the weekend and batted .700 on top of knocking in four RBIs.

"Dennis is a guy that can carry a ballclub when he gets hot and that is what he did Friday night and Sunday," said Martin. "He is seeing the ball extremely well and that has a way of affecting all the guys when one guy does that."

"I feel like I saw the ball really well this weekend," said Guinn. "No matter what I saw coming at me I felt like I was going to hit it hard. (The extra base hits) feel good especially because I have been having a lot of singles this year. I haven't had many doubles and hadn't had a triple yet."

Strauss (6-0) continued his stellar play as of late as he pitched at least seven innings for the third straight game. The junior right-hander has allowed just one run in his last four starts and has won four straight games. The only two base runners he allowed in the first six innings both came on walks.

"I knew I hadn't given up a hit from the first inning because I look up (at the scoreboard) every time after an inning so I knew the whole game," said Strauss of his no-hit bid. "I just tried to go out there and do the same thing every inning and it was working."

FSU got off to a quick start Sunday. Mark Hallberg recorded a one-out base hit in the bottom of the first and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Jack Rye then put the Seminoles on top with his fourth homerun of the season. The junior went over the fence in right for his first hit in the series. Guinn followed with his first triple of the season, a deep shot off the fence in right. It was the fourth extra base hit for Guinn in the series.

Guinn opened the bottom of the third with his second extra base hit, a double down the left field line. He moved up to third on a ground out and then Ruairi O'Connor drove the run in on a double, the 10th of the series for FSU.

Florida State built on its lead in the fifth with a two-out rally. An error opened the door as Buster Posey reached and then Rye followed with a single. A hit by pitch loaded the bases an then a wild pitch brought in the fourth run of the game for FSU.

Strauss carried a no-hitter into the seventh but a Tony Sanchez single to open the inning ended his bid for the record books.

Posey led off the bottom of the seventh with a base hit and was followed by Rye who also singled putting two on for FSU. Guinn then continued his torrid weekend as he hit his second homer of the year putting the Seminoles in front for good 7-0.

Florida State returns to action this Tuesday, March 27 versus North Florida at 6:00 p.m. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  0   0  1  2  3  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  1   0  0  0  0  3
Buster Posey            C         5  2  1   0  0  0  8  1
Jack Rye                RF        5  2  3   2  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  2  3   3  1  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     2  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  2   0  0  0 12  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  1
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  7 12   6  3  3 27 10
Opp                              29  0  2   0  3  7 24 10

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Dennis Guinn (11), Ruairi O'Connor (8), Brandon Reichart (7)
3B - FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (4), Dennis Guinn (2)
HBP - FSU-Dennis Guinn (4), Jason Stidham (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (6-0)    7.0  2  0  0  2  4
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  0  0  0  1  3
Danny Rosen                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  2  0  0  3  7
Opp                  L          8.0 12  7  6  3  3


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FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH FLORIDA 0
03/27/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Graham, Seminoles Shut Down North Florida 6-0.

Florida State wins for the 26th consecutive time at home this season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top ranked Florida State (27-1) posted a second straight shut out and fifth of the season as the Seminoles defeated North Florida (11-18), 6-0 Tuesday night at Dick Howser Stadium. Sophomore Caleb Graham picked up his first win of the season as he shut down the Ospreys for six innings. Jack Rye led FSU with a hit and two RBI's as five different Seminole batters registered an RBI in the win.

Graham (1-1) was solid in his second start for the Garnet and Gold working a career-high six innings allowing no runs on two hits. The right hander also set a career-high with six strikeouts on the evening and has now registered at least three or more strikeouts in his last six appearances, including the last two as a starter.

"It was great knowing that the coaching staff had the support and confidence in me," said Graham on working six innings in tonight's win. "I wanted to come back and prove myself after last week (vs. Jacksonville). It is very comforting knowing that the coaches have your back when you don't have your best stuff like I did tonight. I was happy to come out and get the win for our team."

Casey Whitmer, Matt Fairel and Jimmy Marshall were all effective out of the bullpen as each worked an inning in relief.

"I thought that Caleb Graham had a very good outing tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "We were able to get Casey Whitmer, Matt Fairel and Jimmy Marshall into the ball game and certainly that is important because we got to have everybody as we go through the rest of the season."

After both teams got off to a slow start posting a combined three hits through the first three innings, Florida State was the first to strike with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Mark Hallberg led off the inning with a single to left and came around to score on an RBI double to left center by Buster Posey. Posey then advanced to third on a wild pitch by North Florida starter Andrew Stilley (0-1) and would score on a sacrifice fly RBI to center field by Jack Rye. The Seminoles would then load the bases on a walk, a fielding error and a single by Ruairi O'Connor which hit directly off the leg of Stilley. That would end the night for Stilley as the Ospreys would turn to the bullpen. Jon Turner entered the game and gave up a fielder's choice RBI groundout to D'Vontrey Richardson to make the score 3-0.

The Seminoles would threaten with the bases loaded for the second straight inning but manage just one run to push their lead to 4-0. Tony Thomas, Jr. led off the bottom of the fifth with a single up the middle. He would steal second and third base and score on a fielder's choice groundout by Rye, his second RBI of the evening.

Florida State added a pair of two-out runs in the seventh thanks to back-to-back singles by Jason Stidham and O'Connor. Hallberg and Dennis Guinn crossed the plate that inning giving the Seminoles a 6-0 advantage.

"We certainly had a chance to bust the game wide open when we have bases loaded in a couple of those early innings, but give North Florida a lot of credit," said Martin. "They made some good pitches in certain situations to get out of those innings. I think we had some at bats that some of the guys were disappointed with but a lot of times that is something that you have to be able to play through. And we did a good job of playing through some of those bad at bats."

That would be all the Seminoles would need as the pitching staff stymied the North Florida hitters all night long allowing just three hits. In the win, Florida State lowered its team ERA to a conference leading 2.35 mark posting 237 strikeouts and just 85 walks.

Florida State will travel to Durham, N.C. this weekend for its first ACC road series of the season as they face the Duke Blue Devils. Friday's first pitch is slated for 7:00 pm. Saturday's contest will start at 2:00 pm and will be aired on ACC Select, while Sunday's contest is set for a 12 noon first pitch on Sun Sports. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  2   0  0  1  0  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        2  2  1   0  3  0  0  3
Buster Posey            C         4  1  1   1  1  0  8  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  1   2  0  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        2  2  0   0  2  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  2   1  0  0  2  1
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        4  0  2   1  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Caleb Graham            P                            1  1
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6  9   6  6  2 27  9
Opp                              29  0  3   0  2  8 24 10

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Buster Posey (10)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Jack Rye (1)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (14), Mark Hallberg (6)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Caleb Graham         W (1-1)    6.0  2  0  0  2  5
Casey Whitmer                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Matt Fairel                     1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  2  8
Opp                  L          8.0  9  6  5  6  2


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FLORIDA STATE 15, DUKE 3
03/30/2007, DURHAM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drills Three Home Runs, Cruises Past Duke 15-3.

Tony Thomas, Jr. hits back-to-back home runs in his first two at-bats of the game.

DURHAM, NC - Top ranked Florida State (28-1, 7-0) pounded out 18 hits including three home runs in the first two innings to top the Duke Blue Devils (19-10, 1-9) 15-3 Friday evening at Jack Coombs Field in Durham, N.C. The Seminoles once again took advantage of some timely hitting as 11 of the 15 runs that were scored in game one came on two-outs. Bryan Henry pitched six innings to earn his seventh victory in nine starts.

Tony Thomas, Jr. led the offensive attack with three hits including two home runs in his first two at-bats. The junior second baseman registered three RBI's and two runs scored. Mark Hallberg and Dennis Guinn each recorded three hits in the win.

"Obviously, B Hen had a very good outing. I was very pleased with his performance," said head coach Mike Martin. "I guess you can say it was a Tony Thomas show offensively. That was quite a display; it's a big lift when you can get a lead-off home run on the road. Then to follow it up with a five spot in the second inning gave us a big advantage. That's a credit to our guys for having some very good at-bats."

Florida State didn't waste anytime grabbing the lead in its first conference road game of the season scoring two runs in the top of the first. Thomas led off the game with a solo shot over the fence in left. Thomas took the 0-1 offering from Duke starter Alex Hassan (2-1) and sent it over the fence for his third round tripper of the season. Hallberg followed with a single to right and then stole second for his seventh steal in eight attempts. The junior shortstop would later score on an RBI single by Guinn to give the Seminoles a 2-0 advantage.

With two outs in the second, the Seminoles took advantage of a Duke fielding error to increase their lead to 7-0. Thomas hit his second home run in as many innings with a towering two-run blast over the wall in left. It marked the first time in Thomas' career that he hit two home runs in a game. After back-to-back base singles by Hallberg and Posey, Jack Rye hit a three-run shot to right center for his team leading fifth dinger of the season. Of the five home runs hit by Rye this year, three have been of the three-run variety.

"To come out here, on the road in a big ACC game, and be able to jump out on Duke like we did tonight really built a lot of confidence," said Thomas. "I went out there feeling relaxed and having fun. I didn't want to stress too much about things tonight. I went to the plate with the mind frame of making good contact."

Duke would cut into the Florida State with two runs off starter Bryan Henry in the bottom of the second. After Henry retired the first two Blue Devils with a strike out and a fly out, Tim Sherlock reached with a triple to left center. Gabriel Saade then hit the first pitch he saw from Henry over the wall in left for a two-run homer making the score 7-2.

The Garnet and Gold would get those two runs back in the third to move the Seminole lead back to seven. D'Vontrey Richardson led off the inning with a single to left and would move to second on the play on a Blue Devil throwing error by the left fielder. Richardson later scored on Duke's second error of the inning coming off a fielder's choice groundout by Hallberg. Posey then pushed Hallberg across the plate on his second hit of the ball game, a double off the wall in left, to give FSU a 9-2 advantage.

Florida State would add three more runs in the top of the sixth increasing its lead over the Blue Devils to 12-2. Rye walked to start the inning and came around to score on Jason Stidham's first triple of the season. Designated hitter Ruairi O'Connor would register his first RBI of the game on a sacrifice fly to center field scoring Stidham. The Seminoles loaded the bases with two outs on a single by Richardson, a Reichert hit by pitch and a walk to Thomas. The runner's advanced a base on a called balk as Richardson scored the 12th run of the game for the Seminoles.

Henry (7-0) settled down after giving up the home run in the second and set down 11 of the last 13 batters he faced. The senior right hander finished the game with five strike outs. With the win, Henry improved to 2-1 all-time against Duke.

The Seminoles would strike again an inning later pushing another three runs across with two outs in the seventh. Pinch hitter Travis Anderson singled to left and advanced to second on a hit by pinch by Stidham. Designated hitter Tommy Oravetz connected on his second double of the season driving in Anderson for a 13-2 lead. Reichert would add two more to the Seminole lead as he got his first hit of the game, a 2-RBI single up the middle scoring Stidham and Oravetz.

Duke finished the scoring with a run in the seventh off reliever Casey Whitmer. Sherlock led off the inning with a double down the right field line and would come around to score on a single up the middle by Hassan.

Whitmer came on and pitched two innings in relief giving up one run on three hits. He struck out four while walking just one. Matt Fairel pitched the ninth and got the Blue Devils in order striking out one.

Game two of the series will take place at 2:00 pm at Jack Coombs Field on the campus of Duke University. Saturday's pitching match-up will feature a pair of Tallahassee natives as Michael Hyde will take the mound for the Seminoles, while the Blue Devils will counter with senior Tony Bajoczky. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  3   3  1  1  1  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        6  3  3   0  0  1  2  3
Buster Posey            C         5  1  2   1  1  1  7  0
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  2  1   3  1  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  0  3   1  0  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       PH-LF     1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  2  1   0  1  0  0  2
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        2  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        4  2  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-CF     1  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        5  1  1   2  0  0  9  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  1
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  1
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              43 15 18  12  6  6 27 10
Opp                              34  3  9   3  3 10 27 12

E - Opp-5
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (11), Dennis Guinn (12), Tommy Oravetz (2)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (4), Jack Rye (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (5), Jason Stidham (5), Ruairi O'Connor (2), Brandon Reichart (3)
SF - FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)
SB - FSU-Mark Hallberg (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (7-0)    6.0  6  2  2  2  5
Casey Whitmer                   2.0  3  1  1  1  4
Matt Fairel                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  3  3  3 10
Opp                  L          9.0 18 15  6  6  6


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DUKE 8, FLORIDA STATE 5
03/31/2007, DURHAM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls At Duke 8-5.

Duke's six-run second dooms the Seminoles as FSU drops first league game of the season.

DURHAM, NC - Duke (20-10, 2-9) scored six runs in the bottom of the second and held on to hand top ranked Florida State (28-2, 7-1) its first loss of the season in ACC play. FSU has hurt opponents all season long with its ability to score two-out runs, but Saturday the Blue Devils gave the Seminoles a taste of their own medicine as Duke tallied seven of its eight runs on two outs in game two. FSU hit three home runs for the second straight game, all solo shots, including Tony Thomas, Jr.'s third home run of the series in the top of the third.

Blue Devil starter and Tallahassee native Tony Bajoczky (5-2) kept the Seminoles at bay over 6.2 innings as he gave up four runs on six hits. The senior right hander struck out four and walked three to earn his second ACC victory of the season.

"You have to credit Tony Bajoczky, he did a great job of throwing four pitches and keeping us off balance," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a great game and there was no question that Duke University deserved to win."

Thomas, D'Vontrey Richardson and Tommy Oravetz all homered for the Seminoles in the loss. Richardson finished the game 1-for-3 with a run scored and a team-high two RBI's.

Alex Hassan and Brett Bartles provided the offensive production for Duke as Hassan drove in three RBI's, while Bartles hit two triples and scored twice.

Florida State got on the board early once again with a run in the top of the first. Thomas led off the game with his 17th double of the season down the line in right. He would move to third on a perfectly placed bunt down the third baseline by Mark Hallberg, who beat the throw out for an infield single. The Seminoles' RBI leader in Buster Posey stepped to the plate and registered his fourth sacrifice fly of the season plating Thomas to give FSU a one-run lead.

Duke took the lead after two innings thanks to a six-run second. Five of the six runs came on two outs as the Blue Devils chased FSU starter Michael Hyde (8-1) after 1.2 innings for his shortest outing of the season. Duke tagged the senior right hander for six runs on six hits including two doubles and a triple. Bo O'Dell entered the game and got Brett Bartles swinging on strikes to end the inning. The five run lead for the Blue Devils marked the largest deficit faced by the Seminoles all season long.

Thomas would cut into the Duke lead in the third as he hit a solo shot for his third home run of the series. The junior second baseman took a hanging curveball by Bajoczky and sent it into the trees in left for his fifth round tripper of the season.

Florida State threatened in the fourth but could only manage one run as they loaded the bases with no outs. Jack Rye started the inning with a double to right center followed by back-to-back walks to Dennis Guinn and Jason Stidham. With one out in the inning, Richardson drew a bases loaded walk scoring Rye to cut Duke's lead to 6-3.

"We had a big opportunity with the bases loaded and no body out in the fourth," stated Martin. "We only got one run out of it and that can have a way of coming back to haunt you. When we had that opportunity and only got one, you always look back to that situation and wonder what if we could have gotten two or maybe three, but that is something that you have to credit them with."

Richardson registered his second RBI of the game in the seventh as he led off the inning with a solo shot to deep center field to cut the Blue Devil lead down to two. Richardson took the first offering he saw from Bajoczky and hammered the hanging breaking ball for his second home run of the year.

Duke would add two more runs in the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly by catcher Matt Williams and a single by Hassan. Bartles started the inning hitting his second triple of the game. Richardson made a valiant diving effort on the ball, but it fell in just beyond the out stretched glove of the freshman centerfielder. Williams would make the score 7-4 as he drove Bartles in on a fly out to right field.

The triple would end the afternoon for Seminole hurler Bo O'Dell, who pitched well in relief of Hyde as he entered the game in the bottom of the second. O'Dell threw 5.1 innings allowing just one run on three hits. He set down the first eight batters he faced and 16 of 18 batters before giving up the triple to Bartles to start the eighth.

Duke made the score 8-4 in the eighth on an RBI single by Hassan.

Tommy Oravetz would get the Seminoles off to a good start in the ninth as he hit his first collegiate home run over the fence in right center. But that was all the Seminoles could muster as Duke's Michael Seander got the final three outs on a pair of groundouts and a strike out to give the Blue Devils the 8-5 victory.

Game three of the series will take place at 12:00 pm at Jack Coombs Field on the campus of Duke University. Florida State will throw right hander Ryan Strauss on Sunday, who leads the ACC in ERA at 1.57. The game will be shown live on Sun Sports at 12 noon. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  2  2   1  0  1  0  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  5
Buster Posey            C         3  0  0   1  0  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  2
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  1  1   2  1  1  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 12  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  5  7   5  3  5 24 11
Opp                              33  8 10   8  2  4 27 17

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (17), Mark Hallberg (6), Jack Rye (6)
3B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Tony Thomas (5), Tommy Oravetz (1), D'Vontrey Richardson (2)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (3)
SB - FSU-Mark Hallberg (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         L (8-1)    1.2  7  6  6  1  1
Bo O'Dell                       5.1  2  1  1  0  3
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  0  1  1  1  0
Travis Burge                    0.1  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0 10  8  8  2  4
Opp                  W          9.0  7  5  5  3  5


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Attendance: 842

FLORIDA STATE 8, DUKE 5
04/01/2007, DURHAM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Takes Series, Downs Duke 8-5 on Sunday.

Tony Thomas, Jr. registers four hits including two home runs in the series finale.

DURHAM, NC - Florida State (29-2, 8-1) hit three home runs for the third straight game to take the series from the Duke Blue Devils (20-11, 2-10) with an 8-5 victory on Sunday afternoon. Tony Thomas, Jr. registered four hits including two, two-run home runs and Mark Hallberg hit his first round tripper as a Seminole to pace the Garnet and Gold. Ryan Strauss ran his record to 7-0 with six solid innings of work, while Brian Chambers worked the ninth for his first collegiate save.

"When you are on the road, it's difficult in the ACC," said head coach Mike Martin. "It's a dog fight every weekend. I was very impressed with Duke; they have done a great job with this ball club and I'm glad that we are through playing them."

Thomas went 4-for-5 in the game with two home runs and two singles. The junior second baseman scored four times, registered four RBI's and stole two bases on Sunday. For the weekend, Thomas hit .638 (9-for-14) with eight RBI's and eight runs scored. He posted a slugging percentage of 1.786 on five home runs, three singles and a double.

"Right now the ball looks really big," said Thomas. "I'm just going out there, having fun and feeling really relaxed."

The Seminoles brought out the long ball this weekend as they hit nine home runs against Blue Devil pitching. Entering the series, Florida State had hit just 12 home runs through the first 28 games.

"Tony was such a big lift," stated Martin. "It was very usual for us to hit as many home runs as we did this weekend, which was a little mind boggling. The ball does carry well here. This was a big win for us, especially after getting beat yesterday."

Florida State scored in the first inning for the third time in the series thanks to Hallberg's two run homer. Leadoff batter Tony Thomas, Jr. started the game with a single to second base. Thomas reached base in all three games as the leadoff batter registering a home run on Friday and a double in game two. Hallberg then stepped to the plate and laced his first home run as a Seminole over the wall in left center for an early 2-0 FSU lead.

"I got a good pitch to hit and put a good swing on it," said Hallberg. "The ball jumps a little bit here which really helped me out. It felt really good to get that home run."

FSU added two more in the second on Thomas' fourth home run of the series. After Brandon Reichert drew a one-out walk, the junior second baseman deposited the Andrew Wolcott (3-2) offering over the wall in left to give the Seminoles a four run cushion.

Duke countered with three runs in the bottom of the second off Florida State starter Strauss to make the score 4-3. With one out, the Blue Devils loaded the bases on two walks and a single. Gabriel Saade got Duke on the board with a soft double to center plating Brett Bartles and Matt Williams. Ryan McCurdy then hit an RBI single to center scoring designated hitter Jonathan Nicolla. Strauss closed out the inning as he got Alex Hassan to groundout into an inning ending 4-6-3 double play.

Florida State would increase its lead to 6-3 on a pair of RBI singles by Buster Posey and Dennis Guinn. Thomas led off the inning with his eighth hit of the series, a single to right field. Thomas then swiped second for his second stolen base of the game and would take third on a fly out to right field by Hallberg. Posey recorded RBI number 38 on the season with a hot shot up the middle to score Thomas from third. After a Jack Rye single put runners on first and second for Florida State, Guinn got his first hit of the ball game with a single to left field scoring Posey to give the Seminoles a three-run advantage.

Duke cut into the Seminole lead in the sixth on Williams' third hit of the ball game. The sophomore catcher hit a 3-1 offering from Strauss right back up the middle scoring Bartles from second. Strauss once again got a groundball double play to end the inning keeping Florida State's two-run lead.

Strauss' day would come to a close after six innings and 113 pitches. The junior right hander threw six solid innings for the fourth straight outing. He allowed four runs on seven hits walked two and struck out one.

Thomas gave the Seminoles some breathing room in the eighth as he hit his second home run of the game and fifth of the series. Reichert got things started in the eighth with a single to left field. Thomas followed with his second two-run shot of the game to make the score 8-4. Thomas clobbered the pitch to deep center for his fourth hit of the ball game.

Duke would add one in the eighth off Seminole reliever Travis Burge. Jimmy Gallagher led things off with a double down the first baseline for his first hit of the ball game. He advanced to third on a fly out by Nate Freiman and scored on a sacrifice fly by Bartles to make the score 8-5.

Brian Chambers closed the door on the Blue Devils in the ninth as the senior right hander earned his first collegiate save. Chambers worked a scoreless inning allowing just one hit while striking out the final batter of the game to give the Seminoles the series win and an 8-5 game three victory.

"It's pretty cool to get my first save," said Chambers. "I've done pretty much everything here at Florida State from starting my first year to pitching out of the bullpen, so to get a save is pretty special. We definitely needed this game; we needed to win our first road series and to keep that momentum going heading into next weekend's series at NC State."

Florida State will stay on the road as they head to Jacksonville to face Florida on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 pm. The Seminoles will be the visiting team for Tuesday night's game and will throw rhp Caleb Graham, who will be making his third start of the season. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  4  4   4  0  1  1  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  2   2  0  0  4  5
Buster Posey            C         5  1  3   1  0  0  3  1
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  2   0  0  0  3  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        5  0  1   1  0  0  4  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  1   0  1  1  0  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-CF     1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  2  1   0  1  0 10  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41  8 14   8  2  4 27 12
Opp                              34  5 11   5  2  3 27 12

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jack Rye (7)
HR - FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (7), Mark Hallberg (1)
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (16), Jason Stidham (3)
CS - FSU-Mark Gildea (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (7-0)    6.0  8  4  4  2  1
Travis Burge                    2.0  2  1  1  0  1
Brian Chambers       Sv(1)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  5  5  2  3
Opp                  L          9.0 14  8  8  2  4


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Attendance: 683

FLORIDA 16, FLORIDA STATE 7
04/03/2007, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida Powers Past Florida State 16-7 Tuesday Evening In Jacksonville.

Gators hit four home runs, outscore FSU 12-5 in the first three innings.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Florida got four home runs including two, three-run homers by first baseman Matt LaPorta and a grand slam by designated hitter Austin Pride to down Florida State 16-7 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Tuesday evening. The Gators outscored the Seminoles 12-5 in the first three innings to even up the season series at one game a piece. Buster Posey connected for his first home run of the season in the top of the first and finished the game with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI's to lead Florida State in the loss.

"Patrick (McMahon) has done a great job in getting this club headed in the right direction," explained head coach Mike Martin. "Moving Figueroa (to shortstop) and just making some moves in other spots have been key for them. He has done a tremendous job of getting this club in a position to make a run. Let's put it this way, they are in the middle of their run right now and they are looking good."

Florida State and Florida made history on Tuesday night as the two teams played in front of 12,280 fans, the largest crowd to witness a college baseball game in the start of Florida. The previous state record of 8,277 was set back on February 9, 1986 featuring Texas and Miami, a game played at Mark Light Stadium in Coral Gables, Fla. Tonight's attendance was also the second largest crowd to attend a game at the Baseball Grounds.

"Playing in front of this crowd was a lot of fun," stated Posey. "You could tell this crowd was going to be big at around 4:30 when the fans started packing in, but I had no idea there was going to be 12,000 here tonight."

FSU got on the board quickly in the top of the first thanks to Posey's first home run of the season. Mark Hallberg got things going with a base hit up the middle off Florida starter Clint Franklin. Posey then deposited the first pitch he saw from Franklin over the wall in left for a 2-0 Seminole advantage.

The lead was short lived as first baseman Matt LaPorta blasted a three-run shot to left to give the Gators a one-run advantage. Jon Townsend and Avery Barnes hit back-to-back singles off Florida State starter Caleb Graham (1-2) and came around to score on LaPorta's team leading 14th home run of the season.

Florida put a seven spot on the board in the bottom of the second on two home runs, a three-run shot by LaPorta and a grand slam by Austin Pride. Graham started the second inning in fine fashion retiring the first two batters on a pair of groundouts to Hallberg at short. The Gators then drew back-to-back walks bringing LaPorta to the plate. The senior first baseman took advantage of the short wall in right going opposite field for his second three-run homer of the game. That would be the end of the night for Graham as the sophomore right hander lasted just 1.2 innings. Travis Burge entered and gave up a double to Cole Figueroa, a single to Brian Leclerc and a walk to Chris Petrie to load the bases for designated hitter Austin Pride. Pride took the first pitch he saw from Burge out of the stadium in left for a grand slam and a 10-2 Florida lead.

The Seminoles countered with three runs in the top of the third to cut the deficit to 10-5. The first five Seminoles to step to plate reached safely including runs scored by Hallberg, Posey and Rye. Hallberg led off the inning reaching second on a fielding error by the Gator left fielder. Posey singled to left and Rye followed with an RBI single to left center plating Hallberg from third. Dennis Guinn entered the box and hit an RBI single through the left side scoring Posey. After a Jason Stidham walk, D'Vontrey Richardson hit a sacrifice fly to center plating Rye to cap the Florida State scoring.

Freshman Casey Whitmer entered the game in the third and the Gators sprang for two more runs to increase their lead to 12-5. Whitmer began the inning walking catcher Hampton Tignor and hitting Townsend with a pitch. Barnes followed and hit an RBI double to deep center scoring Tignor. Barnes was tagged out on the play by Brandon Reichert as he tried to advance to third on the play. Figueroa drove in the 12th Gator run of the game on a fielder's choice groundout.

Florida State loaded the bases for the second time in the ball game in the fourth but would leave them full as Florida reliever Kevin Chapman (2-1) got Stidham to groundout to first to end the threat.

Matt Fairel would be the fourth Seminole pitcher to throw on Tuesday night as he pitched the fourth and fifth innings. Fairel threw effectively as he allowed only one run on one hit. He struck out the first batter that the faced in Petrie, but the Gator left fielder would reach on a wild pitch advancing him to second. Matt den Dekker made the score 13-5 on a fielder's choice RBI groundout.

It was just one of those nights for the Seminoles as they committed their first error in seven ball games. In an attempt to get out of the fifth inning on a double play groundout, Hallberg took the throw from Thomas for the out at second and his relay to Reichert at first was in the ground allowing Figueroa to advance to second. It was the first error committed by the Seminoles in 63.2 innings, the longest errorless streak by FSU dating back to the 1996 season.

Jimmy Marshall pitched the sixth and after surrendering a lead off walk to Pride, he retired the next three Gator hitters. He registered his first pick off attempt of the season firing a bullet to Reichert at first to gun down Cody Neer, who reached on a single to center.

Florida State got two more back in the seventh to make the score 13-7. Dennis Guinn led off the inning with a double off the wall in right and moved to third on a fly out to deep center by Stidham. Pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz hit an RBI double to left scoring Guinn from third. Mark Gildea pinch ran for Oravetz at second and would come around to score on an RBI single by Reichert.

Florida would get those two runs back off reliever Brian Chambers in their half of the seventh. Back-to-back walks to start the inning would come back to haunt Chambers as both runs would score on a throwing error by the senior right hander. Figueroa laid down a beautiful bunt single towards third and Chambers threw wildly over to first scoring Barnes and LaPorta.

Danny Rosen pitched the eighth making it seven Seminole pitchers to take the mound on Tuesday. He gave up one run on two hits while striking out two.

"Well, that's baseball," said Posey. "We got off to a good start in the top of the first, but they came back out, put the bat on the ball and made things happen."

Florida State is back on the road this weekend for its second straight ACC road series. The Seminoles will travel to Raleigh, N.C. to face-off against NC State. Friday and Saturday's game are set for 7:00 pm, while Sunday's match-up will start at 1:00 pm. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  0  2   0  0  0  3  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  2  2   0  1  1  3  3
Buster Posey            C         4  2  2   2  1  1  6  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   1  1  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        4  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  1   0  1  0  0  1
Ohmed Danesh            LF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Mark Gildea           PR-LF     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        3  0  0   1  0  1  2  1
  Travis Anderson       PF-CF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  1   1  0  0  7  1
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-1B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Caleb Graham            P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  7 13   7  7  5 24 10
Opp                              36 16 13  14 11  7 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Brian Chambers (2), Mark Hallberg (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (13), Tommy Oravetz (3)
HR - Opp-4, FSU-Buster Posey (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (6)
SF - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Caleb Graham         L (1-2)    1.2  4  6  6  3  0
Travis Burge                    0.1  3  4  4  1  1
Casey Whitmer                   1.0  1  2  2  2  1
Matt Fairel                     2.0  1  1  1  2  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  1  0
Brian Chambers                  1.0  1  2  1  2  2
Danny Rosen                     1.0  2  1  1  0  2
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FSU                             8.0 13 16 15 11  7
Opp                  W          9.0 13  7  5  7  5


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FLORIDA STATE 10, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 4
04/06/2007, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Powers Past NC State 10-4 In Game One.

Brandon Reichert posts a career-high four RBI's including his first home run as a Seminole.

RALEIGH, NC - Florida State (30-3, 9-1) used a late inning rally including a six-run seventh to register a 10-4 game one victory over NC State (23-9, 8-5) Friday evening at Doak Field. The Seminoles outscored the Wolfpack 8-1 over the last three innings to post their third conference victory on the road this season. Brandon Reichert led the offensive attack for the Garnet and Gold as he posted a career-high four RBI's including his first home run in the ninth. Buster Posey registered three hits to lead all players.

Bryan Henry (8-0) remained perfect on the season as he pitched seven solid innings on a season-high 124 pitches. He would strike out seven batters, while allowing three runs on six hits. Henry set down 11 of the last 13 batters that he faced as he registered five on his seven strikeouts over the last three innings of work. The senior right hander has now posted at least seven or more strikeouts in six of his 10 starts this season.

"It was a ball game that Bryan Henry was in total control of this evening," said head coach Mike Martin. "NC state is a very good baseball team; we just happened to have some good things go our way. Obviously the big inning (six-run seventh), there were a lot of things that happened in that inning. Reichert's double was certainly big; it was a huge two-out hit."

"It was a lot of fun tonight," said Henry. "It is great to come in on the road and play a team like NC State. It's tough; this conference is so hard to come in on the road and win. Our guys did a great job of staying after it; we were down but were never out. You have to tip your cap to our players and our defense; they did a great job of battling."

Florida State took advantage of a Wolfpack fielding error in the top of the second to take an early 2-0 lead. Dennis Guinn led off the inning drawing a four pitch walk on NC State starter Eric Surkamp and advanced to third on a Jason Stidham bloop single to right center. Stidham moved to second on the throw into the cut off man at short. Designated hitter Travis Anderson, who got his sixth start of the season, got the Seminoles on the boarding driving in Guinn on a Wolfpack fielding error by the third baseman. Reichert gave FSU a two-run lead plating Stidham on a sacrifice fly to right.

NC State countered with a run in the bottom of the second on an RBI double by designated hitter Mike Roskopf. Henry started the inning issuing a walk to right fielder Ryan Pond. He advanced to third after a sacrifice bunt and a groundout and scored the Wolfpack's first run of the game on a double off the wall in left center by Roskopf.

The Wolfpack took a 3-2 lead after the fourth thanks to a pair of RBI doubles by Pat Ferguson and Roskopf. Pond led off the inning with his second walk of the inning and came around to score on a double to left center by Ferguson. Roskopf followed with his second two bagger of the game just one batter later to give NC State its first lead of the game.

The Seminoles placed runners on first and second with two outs in the sixth ending the night for Surkamp, who lasted 5.2 innings. Clayton Shunick (3-2) entered the game and loaded the bases issuing a walk to D'Vontrey Richardson. But Shunick would quickly end the threat as he got Reichert swinging on strikes to close out the inning.

Henry was untouchable in the bottom half of the sixth as the surpassed the 100 pitch mark en route to striking out the side.

The Seminoles carried that momentum into the top of the seventh as Florida State scored six runs to take an 8-3 lead. Tony Thomas, Jr. started the inning with his first hit, a double off the wall in left center. He would tie the game a batter later on a double down the left field line by Posey. Rye was intentionally walked and Guinn registered an infield single to short to load the bases for Stidham. The freshman third base man gave the Seminoles their second lead of the game as he drew a bases loaded walk. New designated hitter Tommy Oravetz laced a single through the right side scoring Rye and Guinn. Reichert added to the Seminole lead as he drilled a two-out double down the line in right plating Stidham and Oravetz.

Henry went back out in the seventh for his last inning of work and finished off the Pack with a strikeout of Ramon Corona.

"You can expect to get a great performance out of Bryan in every start," said Posey. "He's a great competitor. I thought he threw the ball well the whole game. He kind of got hit a little bit early, but bounced back and definitely had very good command."

FSU added more run in the eighth on an RBI bloop single by Rye. Posey registered his first triple of the season as he blasted a shot over the head of the Wolfpack right fielder. Rye would bring Posey home with his second hit of the game to make the score 9-3.

Fairel came out of the bullpen and pitched a 1-2-3 eighth as he struck out Ferguson to end the inning.

Reichert capped off a career night hitting his first home run of the season in the ninth. The senior first baseman took a 1-1 pitch and hit it over the left field wall to increase the Florida State lead to 10-3. Reichert finished the evening with four RBI's, on a sacrifice fly, a double and a solo home run.

"Coach is always telling us that winning on the road is the toughest thing to do," said Reichert. "We have such a great hitting team that our hitting is really contagious."

NC State would get a run across in the bottom of the ninth off reliever Brian Chambers, but it wouldn't be enough as the Seminoles defeated the Wolfpack 10-4.

Batters two through five (Hallberg, Posey, Rye, Guinn and Stidham) in the Seminoles line-up all registered at least two hits on Friday evening as Florida State registered double digit hits in league play for the eighth time in 10 games.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday in game two against the Wolfpack at Doak Field in Raleigh.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        6  1  1   0  0  2  0  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  2   0  0  1  1  5
Buster Posey            C         5  2  3   1  0  0  9  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  2  2   0  1  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  2  2   1  1  0  1  1
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        2  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mark Gildea           CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  2   4  0  2 12  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 10 16  10  4  9 27 11
Opp                              34  4  9   4  2 10 27  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Tony Thomas (18), Buster Posey (12), Brandon Reichart (8)
3B - FSU-Buster Posey (1)
HR - FSU-Brandon Reichart (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (7)
SF - FSU-Brandon Reichart (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bryan Henry          W (8-0)    7.0  6  3  3  2  7
Matt Fairel                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  1.0  3  1  1  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  9  4  4  2 10
Opp                  L          9.0 16 10  9  4  9


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Attendance: 1,528

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 8, FLORIDA STATE 6
04/07/2007, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

NC State Hangs On For 8-6 Victory Over Florida State.

Tony Thomas, Jr. goes 3-for-4 with three RBI's and two runs scored in the loss.

RALEIGH, NC - For the second time in as many weeks, a six-run inning proved too costly for Florida State (30-4, 9-2). This time it was NC State (24-9, 9-5) that capitalized on a Seminole fielding error in the bottom of the third opening the flood gates for six runs including five unearned runs all on two outs. The Seminoles would chip away at the Wolfpack lead but would get no closer than two as the Garnet and Gold dropped just their second league game of the season 8-6 Saturday evening. Tony Thomas, Jr. was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as the junior second baseman went 3-for-4 with three RBI's and two runs scored.

Buster Posey and Brandon Reichert each registered two hits a piece for the Seminoles in the loss.

"I was very impressed with the way our club fought back tonight; we showed a lot of fight," stated head coach Mike Martin. "We fell behind 6-2, got two back in the fourth and had the bases loaded in the fifth. We just couldn't get that hit when we needed it, but you have to credit Brackman because he made the pitch to get out of the inning (fifth)."

"This is the same thing that happened to us last weekend against Duke," said Thomas about dropping game two of the series Saturday night to NC State. "The ACC is such a tough conference, especially when you are on the road, but we just have to come out tomorrow and pull out a big victory to win this series."

Florida State got an early run off NC State starter Andrew Brackman (6-2) in the first as Thomas led off the game with a triple down the line in right. He would later score on a wild pitch by the 6' 10" right hander to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead.

The Seminoles loaded the bases in the top of the third but came away with just one run on a sacrifice fly RBI by Jack Rye to run the score to 2-0. With one out, Thomas registered a bloop single to center for his second hit in as many at-bats. Mark Hallberg and Posey then posted back-to-back walks to pack the bases for Rye. The junior right fielder sent a 3-1 offering from Brackman to left scoring Thomas from third. FSU also stole three bases that inning off Wolfpack catcher Caleb Mangum including steals by Thomas and a double steal by Hallberg and Posey.

NC State sent 10 batters to the plate in the bottom of the third as five of the six runs scored by the Wolfpack came on two outs and were unearned. The inning unraveled with two outs on what looked like an inning ending fly out to center field by Ramon Corona, but D'Vontrey Richardson dropped the ball clearing the bases and giving the Wolfpack a 4-3 advantage. A walk to the next batter Jeremy Synan ended the evening for Seminole starter Michael Hyde (8-2) as the senior right hander last just 2.2 innings.

Jimmy Marshall entered out of the bullpen and gave up an RBI single to Dallas Poulk and a wild pitch to plate two more Wolfpack runs making the score 6-2. Marshall would get out of the inning by striking out Jones.

Hyde finished the evening giving up six runs, with only one earned, on four hits. He walked four and struck out one.

Florida State would get two runs back in the top of the fourth thanks to a two-RBI double by Thomas. After Brackman got the first two outs to start the fourth, pinch hitter Mark Gildea stepped to the plate and hit a come backer right back to the mound which couldn't be handled cleanly by Brackman. Brandon Reichert looked to hit his second home run in back-to-back games but the ball hit off the top of the wall in left for a stand-up double. Thomas made the score 6-4 hitting a blazer down the line in left scoring Gildea and Reichert.

The Wolfpack added a run in their bottom half of the fourth on an RBI single by designated hitter Mike Roskopf. Marshall got the first two outs of the inning but then gave up a single to Ferguson, a walk to Pond and then an RBI single to Roskopf pushing the Wolfpack lead to 7-4.

FSU missed out on a golden opportunity to cut into the Wolfpack lead in the fifth as they loaded the bases with one out on a pair of NC State fielding errors and a walk. But Brackman got the Seminoles to bounce into a 6-4-3 inning ending double play to keep the score at 7-4.

NC State looked to add to its lead in the sixth as Mangum led off the inning with a double to deep center. Mangum strayed a bit too far off second during Ferguson's at-bat and Posey made him pay as he threw a bullet down to Hallberg at second for the first out of the inning. It was the sophomore catcher's second pickoff of the season.

The Seminole pushed a run across in the seventh on the Wolfpack's fourth error of the game. Posey hit a one-out double off the wall in left center and scored on Rye's grounder that went under the glove of Corona at short to make the score 7-5.

NC State pushed the lead back to three in the seventh as Roskopf led off the inning with a solo shot to left. It was Roskopf's team leading sixth home run of the season.

Brackman's night came to an end after seven innings as the junior right hander threw seven solid innings allowing five runs, two earned, on seven hits. He walked three and struck out three as he reached the 100 pitch plateau for the fifth time this season throwing 117 Saturday evening.

"Brackman certainly pitched a great ball game," said Martin. "I was very impressed with him. NC State did a great job of getting the job done tonight."

Florida State would register a run in the eighth off Wolfpack reliever Eryk McConnell. Gildea began the rally hitting a double to right center, followed by a Reichert single to left. Thomas would bring in his third run of the evening driving home Gildea on a sacrifice fly to center making the score 8-6. It looked as though the Seminoles were in for a big inning as Hallberg laced a sharp fly towards the gap in right center. But right fielder Ryan Pond made an amazing over the shoulder grab on the run to end the inning.

Travis Burge kept the Wolfpack off the scoreboard in the bottom of the eighth as he pitched a scoreless inning allowing just one hit and striking out one.

Marshall was effective out of the bullpen as he threw a career-high 4.1 innings giving up two runs on six hits. The sophomore right hander struck out three and walked just one.

The Seminoles looked as though they would get something going to start the ninth as Posey led off the inning with a single through the right side of the infield off McConnell. Rye seemed to find a whole on the right side of the infield as well bouncing a grounder over the head of the Wolfpack's Ferguson at first. But Dallas Poulk made an amazing stop and threw on to McConnell covering at first to just beat Rye for the first out of the inning. That would be all the noise the Seminoles would make as McConnell got a groundout and a strike out to earn his eighth save of the season.

Game three of the series will take place at 1:30 pm at Doak Field on the campus of NC State University. Florida State will throw right hander Ryan Strauss on Sunday, while the Wolfpack will counter with left hander Jimmy Gillheeney. The game will be shown live on ACC Select. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  3   3  0  0  1  6
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  2  2
Buster Posey            C         3  1  2   0  2  0  5  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        5  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
Ohmed Danesh            DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Mark Gildea           PH-CF     3  2  1   0  0  0  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  2   0  0  1 13  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  6 10   4  3  5 24 10
Opp                              34  8 11   4  5  5 27 13

E - Opp-4, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (3)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (19), Buster Posey (13), Mark Gildea (4), Brandon Reichart (9)
3B - FSU-Tony Thomas (5)
HR - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Tony Thomas (2), Jack Rye (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (17), Mark Hallberg (9), Buster Posey (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde         L (8-2)    2.2  4  6  1  4  1
Jimmy Marshall                  4.1  6  2  2  1  3
Travis Burge                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0 11  8  3  5  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 10  6  3  3  5


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FLORIDA STATE 6, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 5
04/08/2007, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Reichert's Big Hit Rallies Florida State Past NC State.

The Seminole bullpen pitches 6.1 innings allowing just one run while striking out five.

RALIEGH, NC - Florida State (31-4, 10-2) rallied from a 4-0 deficit to capture its fourth consecutive ACC series of the season downing NC State (24-10, 9-6) 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. The Seminoles trailed by four after five innings but took the lead with a five-run sixth thanks in large part to a two-run homer by Dennis Guinn and a bases clearing double by Brandon Reichert. Reichert's hit with one out in the sixth gave the Seminoles the lead for good.

"That was a good series," said head coach Mike Martin. "It took everything that we could muster to win those two ball games. A credit to them because we have an experienced ball club."

Casey Whitmer (1-0) pitched 1.1 innings in relief to earn his first victory of the season, while Danny Rosen set down all five batters he faced, including three on strikeouts, for his fourth save of the season.

"Casey Whitmer and Danny Rosen did an outstanding job," stated Martin. "I was very pleased with the way they pitched. Casey came in and kept us in the ball game and of course Danny closed it up."

Reichert finished the game with three hits in four at-bats including that game changing three-RBI double in the fifth. The senior first baseman capped off a great weekend as he hit .583 (7-for-12) with a home run, three doubles and seven RBI's against the Wolfpack.

"No question that Guinn and Reichert had some big hits," said Martin. "Dennis' home run kind of ignited our offense and Brandon, for the second game this weekend, got the go ahead run. It was a good job of hitting by Reichert. He didn't waste anytime; he got his pitch early and took advantage of it."

Both teams had their chances to push across some early runs, but didn't capitalize as the Seminoles and Wolfpack combined to leave nine runners on base through the first three innings.

NC State was first to strike in the fourth on a pair of home runs to take a 4-0 lead. Designated hitter Mike Roskopf started things off with a solo shot over the left field wall for his second dinger of the series. Three batters later and runners on first and second with one out, second baseman Drew Martin connected on his first round tripper of the season to give the Wolfpack a four-run advantage. The two home runs off Seminole starter Ryan Strauss were the first two given up by the junior right hander all season.

Strauss' afternoon came to a close three more batters later marking his shortest outing as a starter this season. He lasted just 3.2 innings giving up four runs on seven hits. Strauss walked a season-high four batters, while striking out two.

Whitmer came out of the pen and got Ryan Pond to hit into a fielder's choice groundout to end the inning.

Florida State finally got on the board in the top of the sixth on a two-run homer off the bat of Guinn. Buster Posey led off the inning with a walk and after a fly out to right by Jack Rye, Guinn blasted his third home run of the season over the wall in left to cut the Wolfpack lead to 4-2. Jason Stidham then drew a one-out walk ending the afternoon for NC State starter Jimmy Gillheeney.

Gillheeney kept the Seminoles scoreless through the first five innings, the longest period without scoring a run in a ball game for Florida State all year. The freshman left hander lasted 5.1 innings giving up three runs on five hits.

The Wolfpack bullpen then gave up back-to-back walks in the sixth to load the bases for Reichert. Reichert took the first pitch he saw from reliever Joey Cutler and hit it down the line in right for a stand-up, bases clearing double. The hit gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game at 5-4.

"The hit felt good," said Reichert. "It seems like it's someone different that's coming through in the clutch every game. I just happened to be in the right spot at the right time, and got the right pitch in the right situation."

FSU added a run in the eighth to make the score 6-4. With two outs, Reichert registered his third consecutive hit lacing a single through the left side of the infield. Thomas would drive in Reichert with his first a hit of the afternoon, a double to the wall in left.

"Our team is one of the toughest teams I have ever played with," explained Reichert. "We did a good job of chipping way today to get our selves in a position to take the lead and eventually win."

The Seminole run in the eighth was huge as NC State got a run back in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI double by pinch hitter Vince Gutierrez. Dallas Poulk drew a one-out walk off FSU reliever Brian Chambers and came around to score on the double by Gutierrez to make the score 6-5.

Rosen entered the game in the eighth and got the final two outs via a strike out and a ground out. The junior right hander went back out on the mound for the bottom of the ninth and closed out the game to earn his fourth save of the season. Rosen got the Wolfpack in order in the ninth striking out two of the three batters he faced.

Chambers pitched effectively out of the bullpen working 2.1 innings giving up a run on two hits. He walked two and struck out one.

"Winning on the road is one of the biggest things that you can do, especially in this league," stated Reichert. "Playing a tough team like NC State, we knew how tough they were going to be coming in here and they proved us right because those last two games were both down to the wire."

Florida State will return home after a seven game road swing to face Jacksonville on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm. The Seminoles will throw right hander Bo O'Dell, who will be making his fourth start of the season. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   1  0  0  1  7
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  0  1   0  0  0  4  4
Buster Posey            C         4  1  1   0  1  0  7  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        5  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  1  0   0  1  0  1  3
Travis Anderson         DH        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR-DH     1  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        2  1  0   0  2  1  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  3   3  0  0 13  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  1
  Casey Whitmer         P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  2
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  6 10   6  5  2 27 17
Opp                              35  5 11   5  6  7 27 12

2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (20), Jack Rye (8), Brandon Reichart (10)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (3)
HBP - FSU-Jack Rye (3)
SH - FSU-Tony Thomas (1)
SB - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Ryan Strauss                    3.2  7  4  4  4  2
Casey Whitmer        W (1-0)    1.1  2  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  2.1  2  1  1  2  1
Danny Rosen          Sv(3)      1.2  0  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0 11  5  5  6  7
Opp                  L          9.0 10  6  6  5  2


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FLORIDA STATE 7, JACKSONVILLE 2
04/10/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Defeats Jacksonville 7-2, Avenges Early Season Loss to the Dolphins.

Dennis Guinn homers, drives in three in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Behind a solid outing by Bo O'Dell and home runs by Mark Hallberg and Dennis Guinn, the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles (32-4) avenged an early season loss to Jacksonville (21-18) defeating the Dolphins 7-2 Tuesday evening at Dick Howser Stadium. The first four batters in the Seminole line-up combined for nine hits and six runs as FSU extended its home winning streak to 27 games.

"It was a good win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "I thought Bo O'Dell pitched very well. We were able to get three other guys some work tonight and I thought all of them threw well too. It was a game that we really needed to win. We played well last weekend at NC State. We knew we had a conference series coming up this weekend, so we certainly wanted to keep everything going. We played solid baseball and got the job done tonight."

Guinn and Hallberg each recorded two-run home runs in the bottom of the third to push the Seminoles' win streak to 25 straight games over the Dolphins on Mike Martin Field.

"We got two big home runs, one out of Hallberg and the other out of Guinn," stated Martin. "It was certainly unexpected from Hallberg. We started the runner at first. It was a hit and run and Mark really got all of it."

Tony Thomas, Jr. raised his season batting average to .493 as the junior second baseman went 4-for-5 with a double, three singles and a stolen base. Buster Posey, Jack Rye and Jason Stidham each registered two hits a piece in the win.

Jacksonville quickly got on the board in the top of the first on an RBI single by Pete Clifford. Kevin Ferreira drew a lead off walk off Seminole starter Bo O'Dell (3-0). He advanced to second on a wild pitch and then moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Chuck Opachich. Clifford gave the Dolphins an early 1-0 lead with his RBI single to right field.

In the third, the Seminoles grabbed the lead on a pair of two-run homers by Hallberg and Guinn to take a 4-1 lead. Thomas led off the inning with his second hit in as many at-bats, singling to left off JU reliever D. J. Ackley (0-2), who entered the game at the top of the inning. Hallberg then took a 3-1 offering off the scoreboard in left for his second home run of the season. A single by Jack Rye ended the evening for Ackley, who faced just four batters.

Tim Brown came out of the pen and gave up the second home run of the inning, a two-run shot to Guinn. Guinn blasted his fourth round tripper of the season over the wall in left to give the Seminoles a three run lead. It was the junior left fielders second straight game in which he hit a home run as he hit another two-run shot in Sunday's 6-5 win over NC State.

Florida State added to its lead in the fifth to take a 5-1 advantage. The Seminoles loaded the bases with one out on a Posey single up the middle, and back-to-back walks to Rye and Guinn off JU's fourth pitcher of the evening in left hander Garrett Dunlap. After Jacksonville's fifth pitching change of the evening brought Carson Andrew to the mound, Posey would cross the plate thanks to a two-out passed ball by Andrew.

O'Dell settled down after giving up a run in the first as he pitched a career-high six innings on 90 pitches. The sophomore right hander gave up just one run on five hits, while striking out three. After the one-run first, he allowed just one runner to reach second and registered all three strike outs in the final two innings. The Kissimmee, Fla., native has now struck out at least two or more batters in seven of his eight appearances this season.

"I felt really good out there," said O'Dell. "The result came out pretty much how I wanted it tonight. I thought I threw the ball pretty well."

The Seminoles increased their lead to 7-1 on Guinn's third RBI of the game and a wild pitch by Dolphin pitcher Matt Davis. The inning started with a double to left center by Posey followed by a single to right by Rye. Jacksonville would make its seventh pitching change of the evening in the seventh as Davis replaced David Yates, who was ineffective as he faced just two batters. Guinn would drive in Posey on a sacrifice fly to center, while Rye came around to on a wild pitch by Davis.

Travis Burge, Matt Fairel and Caleb Graham each pitched an inning in relief. Burge threw a scoreless seventh as he faced just three batters posting a strike out and a walk.

Fairel pitched the eighth and gave up an unearned run to make the score 7-2. Opachich recorded a one-out double down the line in left and a walk to Clifford, followed by an RBI groundout to McCallister scoring Opachich from third.

Graham closed the door on the Dolphins in the ninth as he did not allow a run striking out two of the four batters that he faced.

Florida State will remain at home for a three-game set this weekend against Virginia Tech. First pitch for game one is slated for 7:00 pm on Friday, April 13 and will be televised live on Sun Sports. Saturday's contest will start at 4:30 pm, while Sunday's contest is set for a 1:00 pm. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  4   0  0  1  4  2
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  1   2  0  0  1  5
Buster Posey            C         5  2  2   0  0  1  5  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  2   0  1  0  3  0
  Travis Anderson       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        2  1  1   3  1  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  2   0  0  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        1  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  0   0  0  2 10  1
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  2
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
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FSU                              34  7 13   5  3  5 27 11
Opp                              32  2  6   2  3  6 24 12

E - FSU-Tony Thomas (6)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (21), Buster Posey (14)
HR - FSU-Mark Hallberg (2), Dennis Guinn (4)
HBP - FSU-Mark Gildea 2 (3)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Dennis Guinn (3)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (18), Buster Posey (4), Jack Rye (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bo O'Dell            W (3-0)    6.0  5  1  1  1  3
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Matt Fairel                     1.0  1  1  0  1  0
Caleb Graham                    1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  2  1  3  6
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FLORIDA STATE 14, VIRGINIA TECH 1
04/13/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bryan Henry Dominant As Florida State Rolls 14-1.

Jason Stidham goes 3-for-4 with three RBI's and three runs scored in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top ranked Florida State (33-4, 11-2) raced out to an early lead and pounded out 16 hits Friday evening to post a 14-1 victory over Virginia Tech (17-18, 4-12) on Mike Martin Field. Bryan Henry recorded his ninth win in 11 starts as he collected his fourth consecutive win in ACC play shutting out the Hokies on six innings of two hit baseball. Freshman Jason Stidham led all players with three hits in game one as he connected on his third home run of the season in the win. Senior Luke Tucker made his first appearance of the season and pitched a scoreless seventh.

"A solid game tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "We had outstanding pitching, good defense, we ran the bases well, we bunted well, it was a game in which everything went our way. But at the same time I was very pleased with the way we took the game to the other team."

Henry (9-0) was once again impressive as he shut down the Hokies over six innings of work. The senior right hander allowed just two hits and one walk, while striking out nine Virginia Tech hitters. The Tallahassee, Fla. native set down the last eight batters that he faced, striking out the side in the fifth. He allowed just one Hokie to advance past first and never faced more than four batters in any inning. In three career appearances against the Hokies, Henry has yet to yield a run in 13 innings.

Henry got plenty of offensive support on Friday night as the Seminoles piled on 12 runs in the first three innings. Every batter in the Florida State starting line-up had a hit by the third inning, while six Seminole hitters registered at least two hits.

"It was one of those games that we played like we are capable of. I was very impressed with the way we approached our hitting. We got a couple of balls to sneak through early in the game and took advantage of them. It was a well pitched game by Bryan Henry and the rest of the guys that got in there," stated Martin.

"We definitely feed off each other," said Henry. "I try and get out there and work quick to keep my defense in the game. They do a great job behind me of making plays and then for them to come up to the plate and score five in the first makes things a lot easier for the both of us. We were able to get the lead and pound the zone with strikes."

Stidham had his second three hit ball game of the season and joined first baseman Brandon Reichert with three RBI's a piece. Buster Posey, Dennis Guinn, Ohmed Danesh and Reichert all registered two hits on the night as Florida State remained unbeaten at home in 2007. The Seminoles have now won 28 straight ball games inside Dick Howser Stadium this season including 12 in a row over Virginia Tech.

Florida State got on the board in the bottom of the first with five runs off Virginia Tech starter Greg Fryman (2-6). The Seminoles sent 11 batters to the plate in their first at-bat of the evening and once again came through with some clutch hitting as four of the five runs were scored with two outs.

Tony Thomas, Jr. led off the game with a walk, moved to second on his 19th stolen base of the season and scored the first run of the game on an RBI double off the right field fence by Posey. The Seminoles then executed five straight hits with two outs beginning with Dennis Guinn's infield single to third. Stidham laid down a beautiful RBI bunt single along the third baseline scoring Posey for a two-run lead. Designated hitter Ohmed Danesh knocked in a pair with a single through the right side plating Guinn and Stidham. Mark Gildea followed with a bunt single towards third and Reichert capped off the inning with an RBI single up the middle. Thomas made his second plate appearance of the inning, drawing his second walk.

Florida State batted around for the second time in the game in the third inning adding seven runs to take a 12-0 lead. Danesh started the inning with a double down the line in right and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Gildea. Following a Reichert walk, FSU posted four consecutive RBI hits by Thomas, Hallberg, Posey and Jack Rye.

Stidham finished off the scoring in the third with his third home run of the season, a two-run shot over the right field fence. It was the first round tripper for the freshman third baseman since he hit a solo shot against Indiana on March 4.

"It felt really good tonight," said Stidham. "I really needed to get a couple of hits. I've been getting one hit games the past couple months, so I think I'm getting back into the stroke that I had earlier in the season. I feel a lot more comfortable in the box and I feel like I'm starting to hit the ball really well again."

The Seminoles made the score 14-0 on a two-RBI single by Reichert. Guinn reached on a Hokie fielding error to start the sixth and advanced to second on Stidham's third hit of the ball game. After a walk to Gildea loaded the bases for Reichert, the senior first baseman took the first pitch he saw from Fryman and bounced the ball up the middle scoring Guinn and Stidham.

Tucker entered the game in the top of the seventh and was untouchable in his first appearance of the season. The senior right hander threw a scoreless seventh as he walked one and struck out two. Tucker had sat out the first half of the season after suffering an internal impingement to his right shoulder.

"It was a late spring training for Luke," explained Martin. "I was just excited that he went out there and pitched. He's feeling good. He has done a lot of stretching exercises. We are just very happy that Luke Tucker is back with us."

"It was a relief," said Tucker in making his first appearance of the season. "It was great to go out there and get the cob webs out. It was such a rush to hear my name over the loud speaker and have everyone go crazy. It shows that the fans are always behind you, that they believe in you and that they are excited to see you out there. It really pushes you to go out there and do well."

Casey Whitmer pitched the eighth and gave up a lead off walk to Steve Bumbry. A pair of back-to-back groundouts moved Bumbry to third and he scored the Hokies only run of the game on Sean O'Brien's RBI single to right.

Jimmy Marshall closed out the game in the ninth as he induced three ground ball outs to give the Seminoles the victory.

Florida State and Virginia Tech will continue game two of the series on Saturday, April 14 at Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch is slated for 4:30 pm. The Seminoles will throw Michael Hyde, while the Hokies will counter with left hander Andrew Wells. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  1   1  2  0  0  2
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  1   1  0  1  0  2
Buster Posey            C         4  2  2   2  0  1 11  0
  Brady Thomas          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   2  0  0  4  0
  Travis Anderson       RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            LF-1B     5  2  2   0  0  0  6  1
Jason Stidham           3B        4  3  3   3  0  0  0  1
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Ohmed Danesh            DH-LF     5  2  2   2  0  1  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        2  0  2   0  1  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  1  2   3  1  0  4  0
  Casey Whitmer         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
  Josh Spivey           PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 14 16  14  5  4 27  9
Opp                              30  1  3   1  4 11 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Bryan Henry (2)
2B - FSU-Buster Posey 2 (16), Ohmed Danesh (4)
HR - FSU-Jason Stidham (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (4)
SH - FSU-Mark Gildea (1)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (19)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (9-0)    6.0  2  0  0  1  9
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  1  2
Casey Whitmer                   1.0  1  1  1  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  3  1  1  4 11
Opp                  L          8.0 16 14 13  5  4


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FLORIDA STATE 4, VIRGINIA TECH 3
04/14/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Soaks Up 4-3 Victory Over Virginia Tech.

Jack Rye collects four hits, tying a career-high, with a double and three singles in the victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top ranked Florida State (34-4, 12-2) got a sacrifice fly RBI by Brandon Reichert in the bottom of the eighth to break a 3-3 tie and give the Seminoles a 4-3 victory over Virginia Tech (17-19, 4-13) Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. Michael Hyde bounced back after two straight rough outings and gave the Seminoles six solid innings in earning a no decision. Brian Chambers pitched two innings in relief to earn his second victory of the season.

"Michael had a good outing," explained head coach Mike Martin. "He threw the ball fine. He wasn't as sharp as he can be, but I was very pleased with the way he pitched. I thought he kept us in the ball game. I mean they scored two runs in six innings. He did a very good job."

Jack Rye had an outstanding day at the plate as he was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and three singles. It was the first four-hit game of the season for Rye, while it tied a career-high. Mark Hallberg and D'Vontrey Richardson each recorded two hits a piece as the Seminoles extended their home winning streak to 29 consecutive victories. By taking the first two games of the series against the Hokies, Florida State has now won its first five ACC series on the season for the first time since 1999.

Florida State put up a run in the first inning for the second straight game to take an early 1-0 lead. The Seminoles registered three consecutive hits as Hallberg got things started with a single to center field. Buster Posey then sneaked a bouncer passed the bag at third base advancing Hallberg to third. Jack Rye followed with an infield single to third scoring Hallberg.

Virginia Tech tied the game at one in the third on a sacrifice fly RBI by second baseman Matt Hacker. Right fielder Jose Cueto began the inning drawing a walk off Hyde and moved to third on a single to left center by Anthony Sosnoskie. Hacker would drive in Cueto on a fly ball to right.

The Seminoles threatened to take the lead back in the third but Posey was cut down at home on a double down the line in left by Rye. Tony Thomas Jr. started the inning with a walk but was caught trying to steal second for just the third time in 22 attempts. With two outs, Posey drew a walk off Hokie starter Andrew Wells and would be gunned down out at home on Rye's double thanks to a pair of relay throws from left.

Virginia Tech put a string of three consecutive hits together in the top of the fourth to take its first lead of the series. Cueto gave the Hokies a 2-1 lead singling to center to drive in Bryan Thomas from third. Thomas doubled to the gap in left center with one out, but not before a valiant, diving effort by Mark Gildea in the outfield. Thomas advanced to third on a single by Luke Padgett and scored on Cueto's hit to center. Hyde didn't allow any further damage as he got Sosnoskie to groundout into an inning ending double play.

Florida State grabbed the lead for the second time on Saturday afternoon taking advantage of a pair of Hokie errors in the fourth. Jason Stidham got to third on an error by Padgett out in left field. The Hokie left fielder misplayed the fly ball allowing the ball to roll all the way to wall. Stidham would get thrown out at home on the next play as he tried to score on a fielder's choice groundout to the pitcher by Gildea. Gildea then stole second and would tie the game at 2-2 on D'Vontrey Richardson's RBI single to left. After Reichert reached on the second fielding error of the inning, Thomas got his first hit of the game singling to right plating Richardson for a 3-2 Seminole lead.

Hyde finished the afternoon throwing six innings allowing two runs on six hits. The senior right hander struck out three and walked just one. Hyde started the game retiring the first six batters that he faced. He also finished strong as he allowed just two hits to the final eight Hokie batters.

"Every game is a statement game," said Hyde after bouncing back from his two previous outings to pitch well in Saturday's game against the Hokies. "Every game is going to be tough one from here on out. I felt good out there tonight. My location wasn't exactly where I wanted it to be, but I was happy we got the win."

A Seminole error in the top of the seventh led to the third Hokie run off Chambers, tying the score for the second time on Saturday. Sosnoskie started the inning reaching base on a fielding error by Stidham at third. He would move to second on a passed ball and advance to third on a sacrifice bunt by Hacker. Nate Parks perfectly executed a bunt single to first base scoring Sosnoskie for a 3-3 tie.

Rain delayed the game for seven minutes in the top of the eighth to allow the ground's crew to work on a few puddles forming around home plate and the pitcher's mound. After the short delay, Chambers was able to work out of a jam with runners on first and second and two outs, getting Cueto to groundout into a fielder's choice. Cueto hit a sharp bouncer back up the middle deflecting off Chambers and right to Thomas at second. Thomas slipped running to second and flipped on to Hallberg covering at the bag for the final out of the inning.

Florida State grabbed the lead for good in the eighth on a sacrifice fly RBI by Reichert. Gildea led off the inning with a walk off Hokie reliever Scott Stoehr (1-3). Tommy Oravetz stood in as the new designated hitter and collected a huge single up the middle to advance Gildea to third. Reichert then stepped to the plate and sent a fly ball to center scoring Gildea for the go ahead run.

"It felt good," said Reichert on getting the game-winning RBI on Saturday. "Once again it comes down to being at the right spot in the right situation. I'm really just going up to the plate and trying to get the job done."

Danny Rosen pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his fifth save of the season. The junior right hander got the first out of the inning as he snared a come backer towards the mound off the bat of Sosnoskie. He threw on to Reichert at first for the first out of the inning. Rosen took care of the rest as he struck out the final two batters to give the Seminoles the 4-3 win.

"I came in, was able to catch that ground ball, which I didn't realize I had at first, and then got two strikeouts," said Rosen. "I was pretty happy with my performance tonight; we got the win."

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday in the series finale against the Hokies at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm and right hander Ryan Strauss is expected to make his 10th start of the season. Right hander Adam Redd will take the mound for Virginia Tech. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  1   1  1  0  3  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  2   0  0  0  2  1
Buster Posey            C         3  0  1   0  1  0  6  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  4   1  0  0  3  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Mark Gildea             CF        3  2  1   0  1  0  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    DH        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PR-DH     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  0   1  0  0  7  0
Michael Hyde            P                            1  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  2
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  4 12   4  3  0 27 11
Opp                              31  3  7   3  2  6 24 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (9)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Brandon Reichart (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (4), Mark Gildea (3), Ohmed Danesh (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde                    6.0  6  2  2  1  3
Brian Chambers       W (2-0)    2.0  1  1  0  1  1
Danny Rosen          Sv(4)      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  3  2  2  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12  4  2  3  0


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FLORIDA STATE 8, VIRGINIA TECH 5
04/15/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Hangs On, Sweeps Virginia Tech With 8-5 Victory on Sunday.

Mark Gildea records three hits and two RBI's in the win to keep FSU unbeaten at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Junior Ryan Strauss fired seven strong innings to lead top ranked Florida State (35-4, 13-2) to an 8-5 victory over Virginia Tech (17-20, 4-14) Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles pounded out 16 hits including 10 from the bottom four of the order to complete the three-game sweep of the Hokies. The win kept FSU perfect at home with a 30-0 mark in 2007, the fourth longest home winning streak in school history.

Mark Gildea and Brandon Reichert each registered three hits a piece as the two combined for three RBI's on Sunday afternoon. Gildea gave the Seminoles some breathing room in the eighth with an RBI bases loaded single to third, while Reichert capped off the inning with an RBI groundout to short.

"I was able to work deep into the count, 3-2, and was looking for a pitch that I could pull," said Gildea. "I put a good swing on a 3-2 slider and put it into play. This was a good win to get. Virginia Tech is a good team. We need to build up as much momentum as we can especially with Dennis Guinn leaving in the eighth with an injury and with some big games against Florida and North Carolina coming up next week."

Four Seminoles recorded two hits a piece including Mark Hallberg who posted a single and a double in game three to gather five hits in the series. Buster Posey registered two hits along with Jason Stidham and Danesh.

"We played a little different today," said head coach Mike Martin. "We didn't play quite as sound defensively as I would like to see us play, but we battled. We just did a very good job of preserving. We got Brian Chambers out there, who did a great job of getting us out of that jam in the eighth inning. I was very pleased with our approach to hitting today. We had some good at-bats; we didn't go up there and throw them away."

The three-game sweep also marked the first time Florida State swept its first three home ACC series since 2001.

FSU squandered a golden opportunity in the bottom of the second as they loaded the bases with one out and came away with nothing. Stidham started the inning with single to center, but was forced out at second on a fielder's choice by Danesh. Back-to-back singles by Gildea and Reichert loaded the bases for the Seminoles with one out. Virginia Tech starter Adam Redd (2-3) was able to keep FSU off the scoreboard as he got Thomas to hit a groundball force out at home and picked off Reichert at second base to close out the inning.

Virginia Tech was first to strike in game three as Redd helped his own cause driving in Warren Schaeffer on an RBI groundout to second. With one out, the Hokies registered two straight hits including a double down the right field line by Schaeffer, his first of three in today's game, and a bloop single to left by Sean O'Brien. Schaeffer would give Virginia Tech a 1-0 lead scoring on Redd's groundout to second.

The Seminoles countered with two runs in their half of the third to take a 2-1 lead. Mark Hallberg led off the inning drilling a double off the wall in right center for his seventh two bagger of the season. Next batter Buster Posey laid down an excellent bunt single down the third baseline. The throw by Hokie third baseman Bryan Thomas sailed over O'Brien at first advancing Posey to second and scoring Hallberg to tie the game at one. A wild pitch moved Posey to third and following a walk to Jack Rye, Dennis Guinn gave the Seminoles a 2-1 lead on an infield single to third.

Florida State added to its lead in the fifth on a two-out RBI single by Gildea. Stidham posted his second hit of the game lacing a single through the right side of the infield. The freshman third baseman advanced to second on Ohmed Danesh's groundout to first and scored a batter later on Gildea's single to center.

The Seminoles scored three more in the bottom of the sixth taking advantage of a pair of Hokie errors. Hallberg led off the inning with a walk, Posey reached base on a fielding error and Jack Rye hit a bloop single to left to load the bases for Guinn. Guinn was hit by a pitch for his second RBI of the game and a 4-1 FSU lead. A throwing error by Hokie starting pitcher Redd on an attempted pick off at second went into right center scoring Posey from third. Danesh capped off the three-run sixth with a double to right plating Rye for a 6-1 Seminole advantage.

Strauss put together a solid performance after last weekend's shaky outing against NC State. The junior right hander went seven innings for the third time in league play to stay perfect on the season at 8-0. Strauss allowed one run on four hits while striking out four. The Tampa, Fla. native seemed to find a groove over the last four innings facing just two batters over the minimum.

"It was nice to get out there and show them (the coaching staff) that I can still pitch," said Strauss. "I wasn't within myself at NC State. Coach Shouppe and I got together after that start and made sure that today I was going to be myself. The big thing we worked on from last week was getting my head straight to the plate. I was pulling it off up at NC State. The defense was awesome today. It was nice to have them behind me and have them play as well as they did."

The Hokies got back into the game with a three-run eighth to cut the FSU lead to 6-4. Travis Burge came out of the Seminole bullpen and lasted just 0.1 of an inning as he gave up three runs on two hits and a walk. Schaeffer led off the inning with his second double of the game. The Hokie shortstop hit a one bouncer over the wall in left for a ground rule double. Guinn was shaken up on the play as he landed hard on his right knee after making a diving attempt on the play. Guinn would leave the game, walking to the Seminole dugout on his own power.

After O'Brien walked, Bryan Thomas doubled to left scoring Schaeffer and ending the day for Burge. Brian Chambers came on and faced three batters to get out of the inning with the Seminole leading by two. Luke Padgett drove in the third Hokie run on groundout to short, while right fielder Jose Cueto's RBI single up the middle made the score 6-4.

Florida State would add those two runs in the eighth thanks to RBI's by Gildea and Danesh to increase the lead to 8-4.

Matt Fairel pitched the ninth and allowed one run, unearned, on two hits. Schaeffer made the score 8-5 as he collected his fourth hit of the game on an RBI double to right center, scoring pinch hitter Anthony Sosnoskie.

Guinn suffered a right knee sprain and will get a MRI done this week. Results of those tests will revealed at a later time.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Wednesday, April 18 as the Seminoles will face Florida for the third and final time at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 6:00 pm and right hander Bo O'Dell will take the mound against the Gators, making his fifth start of the season. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        6  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  2  2   0  2  0  2  5
Buster Posey            C         5  2  2   0  0  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   0  2  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            LF        3  0  1   2  0  0  2  0
  Travis Burge          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brian Chambers        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Matt Fairel           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  2  2   0  1  0  2  1
Ohmed Danesh            DH-LF     4  0  2   1  1  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        5  0  3   2  0  1  4  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        5  0  3   1  0  0  9  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  8 16   6  6  2 27 10
Opp                              36  5  9   5  4  4 24 16

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (7), Mark Hallberg (4)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Mark Hallberg (7), Buster Posey (17), Ohmed Danesh (5)
HBP - FSU-Dennis Guinn (5), Tommy Oravetz (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Ryan Strauss         W (8-0)    7.0  4  1  1  3  4
Travis Burge                    0.1  2  3  3  1  0
Brian Chambers                  0.2  1  0  0  0  0
Matt Fairel                     1.0  2  1  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  9  5  4  4  4
Opp                  L          8.0 16  8  5  6  2


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FLORIDA 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/18/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida Hands FSU First Loss At Home With 5-4 Victory Wednesday Night.

Seminole bullpen doesn't allow a run to the Gators over 6.1 innings of work.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida (21-19) handed top ranked Florida State (35-5) its first loss at home this season as the Gators won the season series from the Seminoles with a 5-4 victory Wednesday night at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles left 13 runners on base as they couldn't comeback after spotting the Gators five runs through the first three innings. Buster Posey led Florida State with a three hit effort on the night, while the Seminole bullpen shut out the Gators for 6.1 innings allowing just five hits and striking out eight.

The Seminoles had no problems getting runners on, they just couldn't get them across the plate as they left the bases loaded in the third and had four innings where they had at least two runners stranded on base. Florida center fielder Matt den Dekker played a major role in that spot as he made a tremendous catch on the run in the bottom of the fourth on a ball hit by Jack Rye. den Dekker leaped into the air and hung on to the ball as he crashed into the wall in right center.

"den Dekker really stole the ball game from us tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "He made two exceptional plays that were as good as you can find. It probably saved three runs with the two catches that he made. On top of that he got two outs in which we hit the ball extremely well. You really got to credit their whole ball club for getting it done. Florida has an excellent club. I'm obviously disappointed, but yet proud of the way that we fought and kept ourselves in the ball game. But Florida got it done. Florida made some real good pitches which led to us leaving 13 runners on base. You have to credit them for getting it done."

Luke Tucker and Danny Rosen each came up with some huge strikeouts in relief of the Seminoles to keep them in the game. Tucker came on in the seventh with the bases loaded and got Florida DH Jared Kubin looking on strikes to end the inning. Rosen replaced Brian Chambers with no outs and runners on first and second in the top of the ninth. The junior right hander struck out pinch hitter Jonathan Pigott before intentionally walking den Dekker to load the bases. Rosen would fire right back as he got Cody Neer swinging and Kubin looking once again.

The top of the first looked to go smoothly for the Seminoles after Florida State starter Bo O'Dell (3-1) got the first two outs via a pop out and a strike out. But after a walk to Gator home run leader Matt LaPorta, Brian Leclerc connected on a 2-2 offering over the fence in right center for a 2-0 Gator lead.

Florida State countered with a run in the bottom half of the first to cut the deficit to 2-1. Tony Thomas, Jr. got things started with a double to the wall in right center. He would move to third on a sacrifice bunt by Mark Hallberg, his team leading eighth sacrifice bunt of the season, and would later score on a wild pitch by Florida starter Stephen Locke. With two outs in the inning, Jack Rye and Travis Anderson registered back-to-back singles. Jason Stidham looked to have given the Seminoles a two run lead on his fourth home run of the season but the ball sent the Florida right fielder all the way to the wall for the third out of the inning.

Mark Gildea tied the game for the Seminoles with one swing of the bat as he crushed reliever Kris Gawriluk's (1-0) pitch to deep right center for his first home run of the season.

"It was a 3-1 count and I was looking for a real good pitch to put a swing on," said Gildea. "I was able to hit my first home run of the year; it felt real nice. I was just trying to hit a hard line drive and it ended up going out."

Florida regained the lead in the top of the third with three runs off O'Dell. LaPorta broke the 2-2 tie with a double down the line in left scoring Jon Townsend, who led off the inning with a single to center. Leclerc registered his third RBI of the game lacing a single to center scoring Cole Figueroa and LaPorta, who raced around third on a fielding error by Gildea. With runs at second and third, Matt Fairel came on in relief and closed out the inning getting Kubin out on a fly ball to Rye in right field.

FSU cut into the Florida lead with a run in the fourth to make the score 5-3. D'Vontrey Richardson, making his first start in left field, was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. He moved to second as he tagged and advanced on a deep fly to center by Thomas. Hallberg then connected on a two-out RBI as he singled to right center scoring Richardson from second. After Buster Posey walked, Rye looked to add to the Seminole scoring as he scorched a line drive to the gap in right center. But den Dekker made an incredible catch as he slammed into the wall closing the door on the Garnet and Gold in the fourth.

The Gators made some noise in the fifth as they placed runners on first and second with two outs, but an incredible play by Hallberg at short ended the threat. Neer hit a ball in the hole between short and third which looked as though would go in for a hit. But Hallberg made a back handed snare and threw a dart across his body to Brandon Reichert at first for the final out of the inning.

Fairel pitched well in relief as he threw a career-high 2.1 innings allowing no runs on two hits. He struck out one and did not walk a batter. It is the second straight game that the freshman southpaw as not issued a walk to the opposition.

Thomas got the Seminoles within a run as he scored his second run of the evening in the sixth. The junior second baseman laid down a bunt single towards first and safely slid head first just beating out the Gator throw to the bag. With Hallberg at the plate, Thomas successfully stole second and third and scored on his steal of third as Neer's throw got away from Townsend at third. It was Thomas' 20th and 21st steal of the season surpassing last year's total of 19 stolen bases as a sophomore.

Jimmy Marshall pitched the fifth and sixth innings for the Seminoles and after a scoreless fifth, the sophomore right hander got into some trouble as he walked the bases loaded with two outs. Martin went to the pen and brought on Luke Tucker to face Kubin. After getting behind in the count, Tucker fought back and threw a nasty 3-2 curveball getting Kubin looking on strikes to end the inning.

"I really like those situations coming in with runners on," said Tucker. "It gets you pumped up, it makes you stay focused. I love that stuff that's why I pitched."

Travis Burge pitched a perfect eighth as he faced just three batters. Brian Chambers started the ninth and gave up two hits to back-to-back Florida hitters before giving way to Rosen. The Miami, Fla., native got the Seminoles out of the jam striking out three of the four batters that he faced to keep the score at 5-4.

But the Seminoles couldn't muster anything off Florida closer David Hurst, who pitched the final two innings to earn his fourth save of the season. Hurst allowed two hits in the eighth, but got out the inning with groundball double play. He pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to halt FSU's 30-game winning streak at home.

A season-high crowd of 6,574 fans were on hand Wednesday evening. The last two games of the season between the Gators and the Seminoles featured the two largest crowds that Florida State has played in front of all season long. The two played in front of 12,280 fans at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville on Tuesday, April 3 setting the record for a collegiate baseball game in the state of Florida.

Florida State will return to the diamond for a three-game set against second-ranked North Carolina beginning Friday, April 20. First pitch is slated for 7:00 pm and right hander Bryan Henry will get the start, while the Tar Heels will throw Robert Woodard. Fans can watch live action over the internet on ACC Select, while gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  2  2   0  0  1  1  0
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  0  1   1  1  0  3  5
Buster Posey            C         4  0  3   0  1  0  9  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  2   0  0  0  6  0
Travis Anderson         DH        5  0  2   0  0  2  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Mark Gildea             CF        4  1  2   1  1  1  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    LF        2  1  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  0   0  1  0  6  0
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  4 12   2  5  5 27  6
Opp                              38  5 11   5  6  9 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Gildea (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (22)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Gildea (1)
HBP - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (6)
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (8)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (21), Mark Gildea (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell            L (3-1)    2.2  6  5  5  2  1
Matt Fairel                     2.1  2  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.2  1  0  0  3  2
Luke Tucker                     0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  0.0  2  0  0  0  0
Danny Rosen                     1.0  0  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  5  5  6  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 12  4  3  5  5


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FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA 2
04/20/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Slips By North Carolina 4-2 In Game One.

Bryan Henry pitches eight solid innings, Mark Gildea drives in three in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top ranked Florida State (36-5, 14-2) got eight strong innings from starter Bryan Henry and a season-high three RBI's from Mark Gildea to down second-ranked North Carolina (32-8, 13-6) 4-2 Friday night in a showdown of the ACC's top two teams. The Seminoles recorded double-digit hits for the 11th straight ball game en route to defeating the Tar Heels for the fifth consecutive time at home and for the 15th try in 16 games played on Mike Martin Field.

Henry (10-0) was masterful on the mound as he matched his season-high in innings pitched for the third time this season with eight solid innings. He allowed just one run on four hits while striking out eight. Henry threw five innings in which he faced just three batters. The Tallahassee, Fla., native has now allowed a run or less and has struck out seven or more batters in a game for the eighth time in 12 starts. He remained perfect on the year as he set a career-high for wins in a season with victory No. 10. The win was also Henry's second victory in four career starts against North Carolina.

"We knew coming in that North Carolina is a great ball club," said Henry. "Tonight was definitely a battle. The defense did a great job behind me in making some big plays and picking me up. It was a lot of fun out there tonight with two Friday night guys going at it."

"It was a well pitched ball game by both outstanding young men," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a fun night. Bryan Henry certainly pitched a masterful game. He located his pitches beautifully especially his fastball, hit with his curveball, he just did a great job of pitching."

Gildea and Jason Stidham provided all the offense the Seminoles would need on Friday night as the two combined for six hits, all four RBI's and two runs scored. The two Seminole batters had a hand in issuing Tar Heel starter Robert Woodard (7-1) his first loss of the season and just his fourth career loss.

"Mark Gildea's hit in the eighth was big, but there were a lot of other guys who did a great job of getting it done. We had some good at-bats. It was just a great baseball game. You also don't want to take anything away from Woodard. He was very impressive as he has been every time we have seen him throw," stated Martin.

Florida State manufactured a two-out run in the bottom of the second to take an early 1-0 lead over the Tar Heels. Stidham led off the inning with a single through the left side and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by designated hitter Travis Anderson. Gildea then stepped up to the plate and laced a two-out RBI single to center scoring Stidham.

North Carolina threatened in the top of the third as they placed runners on second and third with only one out. Henry worked out of a jam getting lead-off batter Tim Fedroff swinging on strikes and shortstop Josh Horton to fly out to left fielder Ohmed Danesh to end the inning.

The Tar Heels tied the game at one with a two-out hit of their own off the bat of catcher Tim Federowicz. With runners at first and third, Federowicz hammered a ball off the fence in right center scoring Fedroff. Horton, who reached on a single to center, tried to score from first but was thrown out at the plate. Jack Rye collected the ball off the fence in right and threw a strike to cut off man Tony Thomas, Jr. Thomas relayed the throw onto Buster Posey at the plate, who made a swiping tag on Horton closing the door on the Tar Heels in the sixth.

Florida State struck right back in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead for the second time Friday evening. Stidham gave the Seminoles a 2-1 lead on his third hit of the game, an RBI single up the middle scoring Mark Hallberg from second. Hallberg led off the inning with a single up the middle and moved to second on a single by Jack Rye. Rye drilled a ball that deflected off the glove of the UNC second baseman and into centerfield. Stidham posted his third three-hit game of the season hitting a single to almost the identical spot as Rye's base hit to score Hallberg.

The Seminoles added some much needed insurance in the bottom of the eighth as Gildea hit a two-RBI double for a 4-1 advantage. Rye started the inning with an infield single to second. Stidham laid down a sacrifice bunt towards UNC reliever pitcher Matt Cox, but Cox couldn't handle the ball cleaning putting runners on first and second with no outs. Designated hitter Tommy Oravetz then executed a sacrifice bunt advancing Stidham and Rye to second and third, respectively. After a walk to pinch hitter D'Vontrey Richardson, Gildea hit a 0-2 offering from Tar Heel reliever Rob Wooten down the right field line scoring Rye and Stidham to give the Seminoles a three run lead.

"Those insurance runs were real big," said Gildea. "I was looking for a pitch that I could handle. I was just trying to stay within myself, put a good swing on a pitch that I could drive some where into the gaps."

Danny Rosen came on in the ninth and recorded his sixth save in seven chances but not before giving up a home run to freshman first baseman Dustin Ackley. Ackley crushed a 0-1 pitch over the fence in right center to cut the deficit to 4-2. But Rosen settled down and got a line out and groundout to second base followed by a fly out to Gildea to end the ball game.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday for game two of the series against the Tar Heels at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm and right hander Michael Hyde is expected to make his 12th start of the season. Right hander Alex White will take the mound for North Carolina. Before the game, head coach Mike Martin will be honored with the ABCA Hall of Fame trophy. Martin was inducted into the Hall of Fame on January 4, 2007. The game will be aired live on Fox Sports Net South. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        5  0  1   0  0  3  3  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Buster Posey            C         3  0  0   0  1  1  9  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   0  0  1  1  1
Jason Stidham           3B        3  2  3   1  0  0  0  2
Travis Anderson         DH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-LF     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        4  0  3   3  0  1  4  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  1   0  0  0  5  1
Bryan Henry             P                            1  1
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  4 11   4  3  8 27  8
Opp                              32  2  6   2  2  8 24  6

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Tony Thomas (23), Mark Gildea (5), Brandon Reichart (11)
HR - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (9), Jason Stidham (1), Travis Anderson (1), Tommy Oravetz (2)
SB - FSU-Mark Gildea (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (10-0)   8.0  4  1  1  2  8
Danny Rosen          Sv(5)      1.0  2  1  1  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  2  8
Opp                  L          8.0 11  4  3  3  8


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FLORIDA STATE 5, NORTH CAROLINA 4
04/21/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Wins Sixth Straight At Home Against UNC With 5-4 Victory.

Danny Rosen pitches the eighth and ninth for his first two-inning save of the year.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top ranked Florida State (37-5, 15-2) held on to defeat No. 2 North Carolina (32-9, 13-7) 5-4 Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium to capture its sixth conference series in as many tries in 2007. Jack Rye hit the game-winning, two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth and relievers Travis Burge and Danny Rosen threw the final three innings to hand the Seminoles their 15th conference victory of the season.

The Seminoles tied a season-low for hits in a game on Saturday with six, but four went for extra bases including Rye's two-run shot in the fifth and Ohmed Danesh's first home run of the season in the fourth. The lead-off batter for FSU reached base in the first five innings of the game as four of those batters scored for the Seminoles. Rye finished the afternoon three runs batted in, his sixth three-RBI game of the season.

"Ohmed and Jack both hit off speed pitches out," said head coach Mike Martin. "I'm just very proud of their discipline. We had some good at-bats; they (UNC) had some good at-bats."

Burge threw a nine pitch seventh as he got the Tar Heels in order on three fly outs. Rosen came on in the eighth and pitched the final two innings of the game facing just six batters. He struck out three and earned back-to-back saves for the first time all season. It was Rosen's seventh save in eight opportunities and his first two-inning save all season.

"I think the mark of a good ball club is one in which the momentum is clearly on the side of the Tar Heels in the sixth inning when they got four runs and we were able to have two young men go out there and really shut it down in Travis Burge and Danny Rosen," said Martin. "No question this was a big win for us. North Carolina is an exceptional ball club."

Tony Thomas, Jr. got the Seminoles on the board with a run in the bottom of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. Thomas led off the first with a walk and moved to third on a throwing error by Tar Heel starting pitcher Alex White (4-3) on an attempted pickoff. Mark Hallberg would plate Thomas on an RBI groundout to third giving FSU a one-run advantage.

The Seminoles would increase their lead to 2-0 on a sacrifice fly RBI by Rye. Hallberg led off the third with his eighth double of the season off the fence in right. He advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Buster Posey and scored on Rye's fly out to left.

North Carolina threatened in the fourth but came up empty as they left the bases loaded. After cruising through the first three innings allowing just one hit to the Tar Heels, FSU starter Michael Hyde started the fourth walking the first two batters that he faced before getting a huge out at third on an attempted sacrifice bunt by UNC catcher Tim Federowicz. Hyde's afternoon came to a close two pitches later as got behind Kyle Seager with a 2-0 count.

Jimmy Marshall (2-0) came out of the bullpen and got Seager to fly out to Danesh in left on the very first pitch. A walk to Seth Williams loaded the bases for the Tar Heels, but Marshall would end the threat as he got Reid Fronk swinging on strikes.

Hyde went 3.1 innings allowing no runs on one hit. The senior right hander struck out three and walked two as he threw 46 pitches in game two.

Danesh gave the Seminoles a 3-0 lead on one swing of the bat in the bottom of the fourth. The freshman left fielder led off the inning and blasted the first pitch he saw from White over the fence in right for his first collegiate home run.

Florida State increased its lead by two thanks again to the long ball. Thomas led off the fifth with a double off the fence to deep right center and reached third on Hallberg's team leading tenth sacrifice bunt of the season. North Carolina went to the bullpen with two outs in the inning brining on left hander Rob Catapano to face the lefty Jack Rye. Rye got the better of the lefty on lefty match-up hitting his sixth home run of the season. The junior right fielder hit a two-run shot over the right field fence to give the Seminoles a 5-0 advantage. It was his third RBI of the game and his team-leading 44th of the season. The home run for Rye came on two outs giving him 27 two-out RBI's on the year.

UNC starter Alex White went 4.2 innings before giving way to Catapano. White suffered his third loss of the season as he gave up four runs, three earned on four hits. He walked and struck out three.

The Tar Heels broke through with four runs in the top of the six to cut the deficit to 5-4. Matt Fairel and Brian Chambers both gave up two runs in the inning. UNC registered three straight hits including an RBI single by Federowicz, a single by Mike Cavasinni and an RBI double down the third base line by Williams. Fronk pushed across the third Tar Heel run of the afternoon on a sacrifice fly to score Cavasinni from third, while Chad Flack capped off UNC's scoring with a double to left to drive in Williams.

Burge and Rosen were magnificent out of the bullpen on Saturday for the Seminoles. The two combined to pitch the final three innings, while neither pitcher gave up a hit to the Tar Heels the rest of the game.

"I came out there knowing that I couldn't give up any runs," said Rosen on his two inning performance on Saturday. "I tried to step it up. I felt pretty good; I was hitting my spots and had a much better change up going for me today."

Marshall earned his second victory of the season as he pitched 1.2 innings of relief. The sophomore right hander did not give up a run or hit, while striking out two and walking one. Marshall ran his record to 2-0 on the year.

"I came in and was able to throw strikes," said Marshall. "I've been working on my curveball. It's been getting better and better each time out and I've been able to throw it for strikes. I just wanted to come in the game in the fourth and get our team back in the dugout without UNC scoring any runs."

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday in the series finale against the Tar Heels at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 12:30 pm and right hander Ryan Strauss is expected to make his 11th start of the season. Right hander Luke Putkonen will take the mound for North Carolina. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  1   0  1  1  1  0
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  3
Buster Posey            C         3  0  1   0  0  1  8  2
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  1   3  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  0  0   0  1  2  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  1  1   1  0  1  7  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        2  0  0   0  1  0  3  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Michael Hyde            P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              26  5  6   5  3  6 27  6
Opp                              31  4  5   4  4  9 24 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (10)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (24), Mark Hallberg (8)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (6), Ohmed Danesh (1)
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (5)
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (10), Buster Posey (2)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Michael Hyde                    3.1  1  0  0  2  3
Jimmy Marshall       W (2-0)    1.2  0  0  0  1  2
Matt Fairel                     0.1  1  2  2  1  0
Brian Chambers                  0.2  3  2  2  0  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Danny Rosen                     2.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  4  4  4  9
Opp                  L          8.0  6  5  4  3  6


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NORTH CAROLINA 10, FLORIDA STATE 6
04/22/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

UNC Drops FSU 10-6 in Series Finale.

Mark Gildea records his second three-hit ball game of the series on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top ranked Florida State (37-6, 15-3) dropped its first ACC home contest of the season losing to No. 2 North Carolina (33-9, 14-7) 10-6 on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels pounded out 20 hits in game three, the most given up by the Seminoles all season and the most allowed since May 8, 2004 at Virginia. Mark Gildea led the offensive charge for FSU registering his second, three-hit game of the series going 3-for-4 on Sunday with a run scored and a walk.

Brandon Reichert got the Seminoles back within two of the Tar Heels in the sixth with a two-out, two RBI double down the line in right. But it was as close as FSU would get as the Tar Heel bats were too much for Florida State on Sunday. Tim Federowicz, Josh Horton and Kyle Seager each registered three RBI's, while the Tar Heels' Seth Williams led all batters with four hits.

"Today was one of those games that I was very proud of the way we kept fighting," said head coach Mike Martin. "We made some mistakes and were able to overcome them and keep ourselves in the ball game. We have a couple opportunities but it just wasn't meant to be. You really have to credit North Carolina; they did a great job."

North Carolina quickly got out of the gates with three straight base hits off Florida State starter Ryan Strauss (8-1) in the top of the first. With the bases loaded, Josh Horton gave UNC an early 1-0 lead on a soft liner to left fielder scoring Reid Fronk. After Strauss got Chad Flack looking on strikes for his second strikeout of the inning, second baseman Kyle Seager laced a single back up the middle scoring two more for a 3-0 advantage. Horton was tagged out by Jason Stidham at third after running passed the bag to end the threat.

The Seminoles countered with two in the bottom of the first thanks to four straight hits to cut the deficit to 3-2. Tony Thomas, Jr. began the Seminole first with a triple off the top of the fence in right center off North Carolina starter Luke Putkonen (6-1). Mark Hallberg followed a batter later with an RBI single to right to score Thomas. After a Buster Posey infield single, Jack Rye hit an RBI double to right center plating Hallberg from second to trim the Tar Heel lead to one. Putkonen closed the door on Florida State striking out the next three batters to end the inning.

UNC got two more runs in the fourth to push its lead to three. Federowicz got the big hit, a two-out, two RBI single with the bases loaded to move the score to 5-2. That ended the afternoon for Strauss as the junior right hander lasted 3.2 innings giving up career-highs in runs (5) and hits (10) against the Tar Heels. Matt Fairel came on in relief and got Horton to groundout to Reichert at first to close out the inning.

"Ryan pitched well. We had one mistake on a bunt that cost us a big out. And as a result of that, it got Ryan into a high pitch count. That's why we went out and got him early because of the number of pitches that he threw," stated Martin.

The Tar Heels added another run in the fifth on back-to-back doubles by Flack and Seager. Caleb Graham started the inning on the hill for the Seminoles and gave up a double down the line in right followed by an RBI double to right center by Seager. It was Seager's third RBI of the game.

With two outs and runners on first and second, Luke Tucker was called on out of the bullpen for his third appearance of the season. He got Williams to line out to Thomas at second for the final out of the inning.

Tucker went back out to pitch the sixth and allowed just one hit while facing four batters.

Florida State cut into the Carolina lead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 6-4. Reichert came up with a clutch two-out hit lacing a two-RBI double down the line in right scoring Ohmed Danesh and Gildea. After Danesh reached on a fielder's choice groundout, Gildea singled to center ending the afternoon for Putkonen. Reichert then stepped in against Tar Heel closer Andrew Carignan and ripped a 2-2 offering down the line in right to score two.

Putkonen settled down after a rocky first and pitched 5.2 innings giving up four runs on eight hits. He struck out six and walked two to run his record to 6-1 on the year.

The Seminoles put runners on first and third with two outs against Carignan in the bottom of the seventh, but the ACC leader in saves in 2007 got Danesh swinging on strikes to end the inning.

North Carolina pushed its lead back to four with two runs in the eighth off Bo O'Dell, the Seminoles fourth reliever of the afternoon. Williams and Dustin Ackley registered a single and double, respectively and both came around to score. Federowicz knocked in his third run of the game on a sacrifice fly to right plating Williams. With a drawn in infield, Horton recorded his second RBI of the afternoon with a single up the middle.

FSU scored a pair of unearned runs to get within two of the Tar Heels at 8-6. The Seminoles took advantage of a rocky eighth by Carignan as the UNC pitcher issued three walks, a hit by pitch and had a fielding error committed behind him. Posey hit a short hopper to Horton who misplayed the ball scoring Reichert. After a walk to Rye, Stidham collected an RBI drawing a bases loaded walk to score Hallberg. The Tar Heels went to the bullpen and Federowicz came on to get Tommy Oravetz to line out keeping UNC's lead at two.

The Tar Heels would add two more in the ninth off Danny Rosen, who was making his third appearance of the weekend. RBI singles by Williams and Horton gave UNC a 10-6 lead.

Federowicz went back out to pitch the ninth and earned his second save of the season. The Seminoles made some noise putting runners on first and second with two outs on a Gildea single and a Thomas walk, but Federowicz got a called third strike on Hallberg to close out a three hour and 47 minute contest, the longest game of the season.

Florida State will head back on the road for a three-game ACC series against Miami down in Coral Gables next weekend. First pitch for games one and two are slated for 7:00 pm, while the game time for the series finale on Sunday was pushed back to a 12 noon start due to travel restrictions. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM. Saturday and Sunday's contest will be televised live on Sun Sports.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  1   0  2  0  2  2
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  2  1   1  0  1  1  2
Buster Posey            C         5  0  2   0  0  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   1  1  1  2  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  0  0   1  2  2  2  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        5  1  1   0  0  2  2  0
Mark Gildea             CF        4  1  3   0  1  0  5  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  1   2  0  1  8  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
  Caleb Graham          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  1
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  6 10   5  7  8 27  7
Opp                              43 10 20  10  4  5 27 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Gildea (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Jack Rye (10), Brandon Reichart (12)
3B - FSU-Tony Thomas (6)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (7), Brandon Reichart (4)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Hallberg (11)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Ryan Strauss         L (8-1)    3.2 10  5  5  2  4
Matt Fairel                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Caleb Graham                    0.2  2  1  1  1  0
Luke Tucker                     1.1  1  0  0  0  0
Bo O'Dell                       2.0  4  2  2  0  0
Danny Rosen                     1.0  3  2  2  1  1
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FSU                             9.0 20 10 10  4  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 10  6  4  7  8


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FLORIDA STATE 7, MIAMI 6
04/27/2007, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Rallies Passed Miami With Four-Run Ninth For 7-6 Victory.

Tony Thomas and Mark Hallberg homer in the ninth to cap come-from-behind victory.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Top ranked Florida State (38-6, 16-3) entered tonight's contest without a come-from-behind victory in 2007 when trailing after eight innings. After Friday night, they now have one. The Seminoles scored four runs in the top of the ninth for a 7-6 victory over the Miami Hurricanes (26-18, 11-11) in game one of a three game set at Mark Light Field. Tony Thomas Jr. and Mark Hallberg hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth to cap a three-run Seminole deficit. Bryan Henry threw eight innings to earn his 11th victory of the season and Danny Rosen shut the door on the Hurricanes in their final at-bat for his eighth save.

The Seminoles were playing catch-up all evening long down by as many as four runs on Friday night. But the number one team in the nation kept chipping away at the Hurricane lead before finally taking its first lead of the game with one swing of the bat. Hallberg got his first hit of the contest smashing a 2-1 fastball from Dennis Raben (1-2) over the wall in right center which proved to be the game-winner. The hit also extended the junior shortstop's hitting streak to a career-best 10 straight games.

Center fielder Mark Gildea lead off the top of the ninth drawing a walk off Miami reliever Danny Gil. The `Canes went to the bullpen and brought on the lefty Raben, but the Seminoles wouldn't go quietly. Pinch hitter D'Vontrey Richardson hit a double to right which fell just inside the right field foul line. After a passed ball scored Gildea and moved Richardson to third, Thomas got a hold of a Raben pitch and crushed it over the wall in left to tie the game at six. Four pitches later, FSU would grab its first lead of the game thanks to Hallberg's solo shot to right center.

Four Seminoles had two hits on Friday night including Ruairi O'Connor, who got the start in left field, and designated hitter Travis Anderson. Anderson registered a pair of firsts in game one hitting a triple in the fourth and a solo home run in the sixth. FSU's first three-runs all came on two outs.

Henry went eight innings for the second straight outing and remained perfect on the season running his record to 11-0 in 13 starts. The senior right hander gave up six runs, four earned, on eight hits. He issued three home runs, the most since giving up four round trippers to Florida in the 2005 NCAA Super Regional in Gainesville. Henry struck out seven and walked just one has he as now posted at least seven or more strikeouts in nine of this 13 starts this year. The win for Henry was his 29th career victory moving him into a tie for ninth all-time at FSU with Randy Choate (1995-97).

Seven of Florida State's 12 hits went for extra bases as they hit three home runs in a game for the fourth time this season. With tonight's victory, the Seminoles matched last year's ACC win total with victory number 16.

Miami used a pair of back-to-back singles in the first to grab a 1-0 lead. The Hurricanes put runners on first and second to start the game on singles by Blake Tekotte and Roger Tomas. After a fly out by Yonder Alonso advanced Tekotte to third, the sophomore center fielder would score on a groundout to first by Raben to give the Hurricanes a one-run lead.

The Hurricanes pushed their lead to 2-0 on catcher Richard O'Brien's first home run of the season. O'Brien took advantage of the wind blowing out to left by hitting a line drive over the wall. It was the third home run given up by Henry and the first since the second inning against Duke.

Alonso gave Miami a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third as he blasted a two-run shot to center field. With one out, Tomas registered his second hit in as many at-bats with an infield single to second. Alonso, the Hurricanes' RBI leader in 2007, then added to his season total connecting on a 2-2 offering by Henry for his 13th home run of the season.

Florida State finally got to Miami starter Scott Maine in the top of the fourth with two runs on two outs. After a pair of groundouts to third to start the inning, Travis Anderson hit his first triple of the season to deep right center after Tekotte tripped running back to field the fly ball. Jason Stidham drove in the Seminoles first run of the game on an RBI double to right center. Stidham ripped a line drive to the gap in right center falling in just under the diving glove of Tekotte. Gildea then ripped an RBI single passed the bag at third to make the score 4-2.

Miami pushed its lead back to four thanks again to the Hurricane first baseman. Alonso hit his second, two-run shot of the evening to make the score 6-2. Henry got Alonso to pop up in foul territory, but a gusty wind caused havoc on catcher Buster Posey's attempt to catch the fly ball. Posey was credited with an error on the play, his third of the season and first since February 11 against UNC Asheville. The drop would come back to haunt the Seminoles as Alonso hit the very next pitch off the top of the scoreboard in left. Tomas scored on the play after collecting his third hit of the night.

With one swing of the bat, Anderson got the Seminoles within three on his first home run of the season. The senior designated hitter got his first round tripper of the season blasting a two-out solo shot to left for a 6-3 Miami advantage.

Thanks to FSU's four-run ninth, Rosen came in to pitch the bottom half of the inning to earn his eighth save in nine opportunities. After giving up a single to Gus Menendez, the junior right hander got the next three outs to finish off the Hurricanes and complete the Seminoles first come-from-behind victory of year.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday for game two of the series against the Hurricanes at Mark Light Field. First pitch is slated for 7:00 pm and right hander Ryan Strauss is expected to make his 12th start of the season. Right hander Enrique Garcia will take the mound for Miami. The game will be aired live on Sun Sports with Frank Forde and Keith Jones telecasting the game from Coral Gables. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  2   2  0  0  1  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  1  1   1  1  0  2  0
Buster Posey            C         4  0  0   0  1  2  8  1
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  1   0  0  0  6  0
Travis Anderson         DH        3  2  2   1  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  1  2   1  0  1  2  0
Mark Gildea             CF        3  1  1   1  1  1  2  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  2
Bryan Henry             P                            2  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  7 12   6  3  6 27  4
Opp                              33  6  9   6  1  7 27 10

E - FSU-Buster Posey (3)
2B - FSU-Jason Stidham (10), Ruairi O'Connor (9), D'Vontrey Richardson (4)
3B - FSU-Travis Anderson (1)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (8), Mark Hallberg (3), Travis Anderson (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (6)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Hallberg (12)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (11-0)   8.0  8  6  4  1  7
Danny Rosen          Sv(6)      1.0  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  9  6  4  1  7
Opp                  L          9.0 12  7  7  3  6


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FLORIDA STATE 13, MIAMI 8
04/28/2007, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Posey's Grand Night Carries Florida State to Victory Over Miami.

Buster Posey hits his first career grand slam and knocks in a career-high seven RBI's in the win.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Top ranked Florida State (39-6, 17-3) got a career night from sophomore catcher Buster Posey to push the Seminoles to their seventh consecutive ACC series win in as many opportunities with a 13-8 victory over Miami (26-19, 11-12) at Mark Light Field. Posey went 3-for-6 with a single, double and a home run including his first career grand slam. The Leesburg, Ga., native also registered a career-high seven RBI's as the Seminoles posted the most runs on the Hurricanes home turf since April 14, 2002 when the Garnet and Gold defeated Miami 17-11.

Jason Stidham joined Posey with three hits in game two, while Mark Hallberg and Brandon Reichert each registered two hits a piece. Jack Rye collected his seventh home run of the season in the top of the first as the Seminoles have now hit five home runs through the first two games of the series.

"Tonight was big win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was certainly nice that we got the clutch relief pitching from Brian Chambers and Matt Fairel and the great hitting from Buster Posey and of course our entire ball club. We had some very good at-bats."

"Buster has just been a tremendous lift to our team with the job he does behind the plate in handling our pitching staff. When you have somebody back there who has a good grasp of the game and is such an outstanding competitor, it's certainly goes a long way to making you better," stated Martin.

Brian Chambers (3-0) worked 3.2 innings of relief to earn his third victory of the season, while Matt Fairel pitched the final 3.1 innings to register his first collegiate save.

"I've kind of struggled my last couple of outings, but I switched something," said Chambers. "Coach Shouppe and I worked on getting a little lower and getting some more sink on the ball. I was able to do that tonight by throwing a lot more strikes and the defense simply made a handful of plays behind me tonight which definitely helped out."

The Seminoles came out of the gates swinging as they scored four runs on three hits off Hurricane starter Enrique Garcia (4-3) in the top of the first. Really the only thing slowing down the Florida State offense at the start of game two was a 42 minute rain delay. Tony Thomas, Jr. led things off as he was hit by the third pitch of the game. With Thomas running on the play, Hallberg found a hole on the right side to advance Thomas to third. Posey gave the Seminoles a 2-0 lead as he recorded his first hit of the series lacing a double to the gap in left center scoring Thomas and Hallberg. Rye stepped in and hit a two-run shot to right for his seventh home run of the season to give the Garnet and Gold an early four-run cushion.

Miami got a run back in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by Dennis Raben to make the score 4-1. Blake Tekotte and Roger Tomas registered back-to-back hits to start things off against Seminole starter Ryan Strauss on a double and single, respectively. Tomas hit a ball up the middle and was gloved by Hallberg, but the throw got away from the junior shortstop advancing Tekotte to third. Strauss got some help from Posey as the sophomore catcher threw out Tomas attempting to steal second for the first out of the inning. It was the 11th base stealer that Posey has thrown out in 25 attempts this year. After a Yonder Alonso walk, Raben drove in Tekotte for the Hurricanes first run of the game on a sacrifice fly to center.

A Seminole error in the second once again led to some Hurricane runs to tie the game at four a piece. Mark Sobolewski led things off for Miami hitting a bounding ball towards Hallberg at short, but Hallberg couldn't field the ball cleanly allowing Sobolewski to reach first. After getting Gus Menendez to strikeout swinging, Richard O'Brien hit his second home run in as many nights to cut the Seminole lead to one. With two outs, Strauss had problems finding the strike zone hitting a batter and walking two to load the bases for Raben. With the Miami first baseman at the plate, Strauss unleashed a wild pitch to score Tekotte and knot things up at four.

FSU struck right back with a run in the third on a two out RBI single by Ohmed Danesh. Travis Anderson got his third hit of the series singling to right and moved to second on a passed ball. Danesh, who got the start in left field in game two, singled to right scoring Anderson to give the Seminoles their second lead of the game.

Miami looked as though they would tack on a few more runs in the third placing runners on first and third with nobody out. Head coach Mike Martin quickly went to bullpen and brought on right handed reliever Brian Chambers to get FSU out of the jam. Chambers immediately got two outs on a 5-4-2 double play. Stidham took a groundball by Menendez and threw on to second for out number one. With Jemile Weeks running on the play, Thomas threw a strike to Posey at the plate to complete the unusual double play. Chambers then induced another fielder's choice groundout to end the inning.

Strauss lasted just two plus innings for his shortest outing of the season. He gave up four runs, one earned, on four hits. He struck out two and tied a season-high with four walks.

Florida State got some breathing room in the top of the sixth thanks to Posey's first career grand slam. A pair of back-to-back walks ended the evening for Garcia. Alex Koronis came on in relief and issued a walk to Hallberg before giving up a home run to Posey. The Leesburg, Ga., native took the 1-2 offering from Koronis and deposited it over the wall in right center for his second round tripper of the season. It was the first grand slam hit by a Seminole batter since Dennis Guinn connected on his third career slam against North Carolina at the 2006 ACC Tournament in Jacksonville.

Chambers went out for his fourth inning of work in sixth and got the first two outs before giving up consecutive doubles to Tekotte and Tomas. Tomas hit a double to right scoring Tekotte to cut the FSU lead to 9-5. The Seminoles went to the pen for the second time on Saturday evening bringing out Matt Fairel to face Alonso. Fairel would win the lefty-lefty battle getting Alonso to fly out to Danesh in left.

FSU increased its lead to 12-5 in the top of the seventh on a pair of two out RBI singles. The Seminoles loaded the bases for the second time on Saturday night after a single by Stidham, a Gildea hit by pitch and a single by Brandon Reichert. With two outs, Hallberg drove in two with a single through the left side and Posey followed with his seventh RBI of the evening on a single up the middle scoring Reichert.

Posey's seven RBI night was the first by a Seminole since Eddy Martinez-Esteve collected seven against Jacksonville in a 19-3 FSU victory back on March 17, 2004.

Miami made the score 12-6 on an RBI single by Menendez. Weeks hit a one-out double to left, stole third and scored on Menendez' base hit to right.

The scoring barrage continued for the Seminoles in the eighth with another run to push the score to 13-6. Stidham connected on his second triple of the season lining a ball down the right field line. The freshman third baseman would score on a walk to Danesh as ball four found its way to the back stop.

Miami added two more in the bottom of the ninth off Fairel on a two-run home run by Sobolewski. But it wasn't enough as the Seminoles won their first three-game series over the Canes since taking 2-for-3 in Tallahassee in 2003.

"Everyone really came out and swung the bats well," said Posey. "We got some breaks and our pitchers did a great job of pounding the zone when he got ahead. It was just a good game overall."

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday in the series finale against the Hurricanes at Mark Light Field. First pitch is slated for 12:00 pm and right hander Danny Rosen is expected to make his first career start. Left hander Eric Erickson will take the mound for Miami. The game will be aired live on Sun Sports with Frank Forde and Keith Jones telecasting the game from Coral Gables. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        2  2  0   0  3  1  4  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  2  2   2  2  0  2  4
Buster Posey            C         6  2  3   7  0  2  3  1
Jack Rye                RF        6  1  1   2  0  2  4  0
Travis Anderson         DH        5  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  2  3   0  1  1  0  3
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  0  1   1  1  1  5  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        4  1  0   0  0  2  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  2  2   0  1  0  7  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42 13 14  12  8 10 27 12
Opp                              35  8 11   7  5  2 27  6

E - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Hallberg 2 (6), Ohmed Danesh (1)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Buster Posey (18), Jason Stidham (11)
3B - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (2), Jack Rye (7)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (8), Mark Gildea (4)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (22), Jason Stidham (4)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss                    2.0  4  4  1  4  2
Brian Chambers       W (3-0)    3.2  3  1  1  1  0
Matt Fairel          Sv(1)      3.1  4  3  3  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 11  8  5  5  2
Opp                  L          9.0 14 13 12  8 10


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MIAMI 7, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/29/2007, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Game Three To Miami 7-1.

Buster Posey knocks in lone Seminole run on Sunday, registers eight RBI's on the weekend.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Miami's Eric Erickson silenced the Florida State (39-7, 17-4) bats on Sunday afternoon as the Seminoles fell 7-1 to the Hurricanes (27-19, 12-12) in game three at Mark Light Field. Buster Posey was responsible for the lone Seminole run in game three as he hit an RBI single to right in the top of the sixth. Despite the loss, the Seminoles took the series from the Hurricanes for the first time since Miami joined the ACC in 2005 and for the first time since FSU took 2-of-3 from the Hurricanes in Tallahassee.

Posey had an outstanding series as the sophomore catcher collected eight RBI's on the weekend including a career-high seven runs batted in and his first career grand slam in Saturday's 13-8 victory. Tony Thomas, Jr. was the only Seminole batter to record multiple hits on Sunday as the junior second basemen went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored to raise his batting average to .450 on the year.

Danny Rosen (1-1) suffered his first loss of the season as he took to the mound for his first start in the Garnet and Gold. The Miami, Fla., native went four plus innings allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits. He walked four and struck out three.

Erickson (6-3) pitched a gem for the Hurricanes as the freshman lefty gave up just one run on six hits. He allowed just three hits and one runner to get to second base through the first five innings. More importantly Erickson did not walk a batter as he struck out three.

Rosen's collegiate debut got off to a shaky start as Miami scored a run in its first at-bat. The junior right hander issued a walk and back-to-back singles including an RBI hit to center by Dennis Raben. Roger Tomas scored on the play as he drew a one out walk. After a visit to the mound by Martin, Rosen settled down as he struck out the next two Hurricane batters to end the inning.

Both starting pitchers found their groove for the next three innings as the score remained 1-0 until the Hurricanes half of the fifth when things got a little sloppy for the Seminoles.

Miami struck for five runs on five hits to take a 6-0 lead. Florida State aided the Hurricane effort in the fifth committing a pair of throwing errors. The first three batters reached base on a pair of singles and a throwing error by Rosen which lead to Miami's first run. That would end the afternoon for the Seminole starter as Rosen went four plus innings.

Travis Burge came on and gave up two singles including an RBI single to Raben. The sophomore left hander committed the second Seminole error of the afternoon as he under threw a Jemile Weeks bunt single over to first which resulted in another Hurricane run.

The Seminoles went to the bullpen yet again as Jimmy Marshall was the third pitcher to make an appearance in the fifth. Mark Sobolewski stepped in and singled to center scoring Raben. FSU finally got an out but it wasn't for another Miami run as Marshall got Gus Menendez to hit a sacrifice fly to right. Richard O'Brien ended the inning as he hit into a 6-4-3 double play.

Florida State broke through with its first run off Erickson in the sixth. Thomas led off the sixth with a double to the wall in left. Following a Mark Hallberg single to center, Buster Posey laced an RBI single through the right side scoring Thomas to cut the Miami lead to 6-1. The Seminoles squandered a golden opportunity to push a few more runs across as FSU had runners on first and second with no body out. But Erickson got three straight fly outs to hit the inning.

Marshall went back out for the sixth and pitched the second 1-2-3 inning of the afternoon. Despite a Ryan Jackson leadoff triple, the drawn in infield got a groundout to second by Tekotte and a double play groundout by Tomas. Brandon Reichert fielded the ball by Tomas, stepped on the bag at first and fired on to Posey at the plate to get the diving Jackson and complete the double play.

Marshall was effective out of the bullpen throwing two scoreless innings allowing just two hits.

Michael Hyde made his first relief appearance of the season in the seventh and gave up a run as the Hurricanes increased their lead to 7-1. Yonder Alonso was hit by the first pitch of the inning and scored on a sacrifice fly RBI by Sobolewski. Mark Gildea was charged with a fielding error on the play as he misjudged the fly ball to center by Sobolewski allowing it to fall in on a diving attempt.

Luke Tucker pitched the eighth and was once again impressive in his fourth appearance of the season. The senior right hander gave up a hit, while striking out two to keep the Hurricanes off the scoreboard.

Florida State will hit the road for the second straight weekend as they head to College Park for a three-game ACC series against Maryland beginning Friday, May 4. Friday's game will be broadcasted live on Sun Sports with the first pitch slated for 7:00 pm. Saturday's and Sunday's contest is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start time. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  1  2   0  1  0  4  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  0  1   0  0  1  4  2
Buster Posey            C         3  0  1   1  1  0  6  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  7  2
Danny Rosen             P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  1  8   1  2  6 24 10
Opp                              30  7 11   5  4  5 27  7

E - FSU-Danny Rosen (1), Travis Burge (1), Mark Gildea (3)
2B - FSU-Tony Thomas (25), Mark Gildea (6)
3B - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (9), Jason Stidham (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Danny Rosen          L (1-1)    4.0  5  4  3  4  3
Travis Burge                    0.0  2  2  2  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  2.0  2  0  0  0  0
Michael Hyde                    1.0  1  1  1  0  0
Luke Tucker                     1.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             8.0 11  7  6  4  5
Opp                  W          9.0  8  1  1  2  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, MARYLAND 3
05/04/2007, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Six Home Runs Carry FSU to 9-3 Victory.

The Seminoles push their win streak to 28 straight games over the Terrapins.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Long ball was the name of the game on Friday night at Shipley Field on the campus of the University of Maryland as Florida State hit six home runs to take a 9-3 victory in game one. Five Seminoles registered a home run including designated hitter Travis Anderson who hit two to pace FSU to its 28th straight win over Maryland including 20 in a row on the Terps' home turf. Bryan Henry remained perfect on the year with his 12th win in 14 starts.

The six home runs hit by Florida State were the most since equaling that amount in a 27-3 victory over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem back on May 21, 2004. Anderson became the second Seminole to hit two home runs in a ball game this year as Tony Thomas, Jr. hit a pair in games one and three against Duke. Of the 41 home runs hit by Florida State in 2007, 25 have come away from the friendly confines of Mike Martin Field.

"It was a good night tonight," stated Anderson. "I saw the ball real well; probably better than I have seen it all year. I was just trying to get a barrel on the ball tonight and get some good swings. I was fortunate that all that came together in game one."

Mark Gildea led all players on Friday night with three hits as the sophomore center fielder went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI. Mark Hallberg and Jack Rye both registered two hits a piece as they each extended their hitting streaks to 13 straight games. Ruairi O'Connor notched home run number one of the season with a two-run shot in the sixth.

With tonight's win, Henry moved to 12-0 on the season becoming the 14th pitcher in school history to reach the 12-win plateau since Florida State joined the ACC back in 1992. Today's game also marked the third consecutive season that the Seminoles have had a 12-game winner as Kevin Lynch and Tyler Chambliss each won 12 games in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

The senior right hander moved into sole possession of ninth place on the Florida State wins list as he earned career victory No. 30 on Friday night. Henry went six plus innings allowing three runs on five hits while striking out six. He has won seven conference games in a row since earning a no decision in the ACC season opener against Wake Forest.

"It was certainly a good win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "Bryan Henry pitched very well and we got some clutch hitting. The three-run homer by Travis Anderson was big for us tonight. We just did a very good job offensively."

It took just one pitch for Florida State to grab an early 1-0 lead against Maryland on Friday night. Thomas took the first pitch he saw from Terrapin starter Casey Baron (4-4) and blasted it over the fence in left center for his second lead off home run of the season and ninth overall. Thomas' first lead off home run of the season came in game one against Duke.

Following a 1-2-3 inning by Henry, Brandon Reichert pushed the Florida State lead to 2-0 on the Seminoles' second home run in as many innings. Reichert took a 2-1 offering over the fence in left for his second home run of the season.

In the third inning, Anderson hit FSU's third home run of the game with a three-run shot over the scoreboard in left. Hallberg and Buster Posey started the inning with back-to-back singles to left. With one out in the inning, Anderson got a hold of his second round tripper of the year to push Florida State's lead to 5-0.

Maryland looked to threaten in the bottom of the fourth as they loaded the bases on Henry with a pair of walks and a single up the middle. But the senior right hander got Dan Melvin to hit into an inning ending double play to Hallberg at short to keep the Terrapins scoreless on the evening.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 7-0 in the top of the sixth compliments of O'Connor as he hit FSU's fourth home run of the evening. With one out, Gildea recorded his second hit of the ball game on an infield single to short. O'Connor then stepped in and got a hold of a 2-0 pitch by Baron hitting a two-run line drive over the fence in left center. It was his first round tripper of the season, third of his career and first since 2005.

"I had a good count, got my pitch and was able to come through with that first home run of the season," explained O'Connor. "Tonight we were able to take advantage of the field dimensions. Actually, we did what we have been doing all year and that's get good pitches to hit and hit them hard."

Baron's night would come to a close after giving up home run number four. The senior left hander lasted 5.1 innings giving up seven runs on 11 hits.

The home run barrage continued for the Seminoles in the seventh with a pair of solo shots by Anderson and Gildea. With one out, Anderson hammered his second home run of the evening with a shot over the fence in right center. Gildea then stepped in with two outs and went to straight a way center field for his second four bagger of the year.

Maryland finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the seventh thanks to a three-run home run by Melvin. The Terrapin shortstop made up for the bases loaded, double play groundout in the fourth with his sixth home run of the season on a shot to center to cut the deficit to 9-3. After a bunt single by Gerry Spessard, Martin went to the Seminole bullpen and brought on senior submariner Brian Chambers. Chambers gave up a single to left to Mike Moss before getting out of the inning with a fly out and two strikeouts to keep the Seminole lead at six.

Jimmy Marshall and Luke Tucker each pitched an inning of scoreless relief to close the door on the Terrapins.

"Every game that we play from here on out is huge. We have to play them just like we did tonight. We have to understand the importance of every single game because we are trying to position ourselves for postseason play," explained Martin.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday for game two of the series against the Terrapins at Shipley Field. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm and right hander Michael Hyde is expected to make his 13th start of the season. Right hander Ryan Moorer will take the mound for Maryland. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  1   1  0  1  2  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  1  2   0  2  0  2  3
Buster Posey            C         5  1  1   0  0  0 10  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  2   0  0  1  2  0
Travis Anderson         DH        5  2  2   4  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  1   0  1  3  0  1
Mark Gildea             CF        5  2  3   1  0  0  4  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        4  1  1   2  0  1  1  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        2  1  1   1  1  0  5  1
Bryan Henry             P                            1  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  9 14   9  4  6 27  6
Opp                              33  3  8   3  4 10 27 12

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (9), Travis Anderson 2 (3), Mark Gildea (2), Ruairi O'Connor (1), Brandon Reichart (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Brandon Reichart (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (23)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (12-0)   6.0  5  3  3  3  6
Brian Chambers                  1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  2  0  0  0  0
Luke Tucker                     1.0  0  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  4 10
Opp                  L          9.0 14  9  9  4  6


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Attendance: 495

FLORIDA STATE 20, MARYLAND 5
05/05/2007, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Clubs Season-High 26 Hits, Rolls Over Maryland With 20-5 Victory.

Mark Hallberg becomes the first Seminole to record a five-hit game in four years.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - A season-high in hits plus a solid performance by starter Michael Hyde (9-2) gave second-ranked Florida State (41-7, 19-4) its eighth consecutive ACC series win with a 20-5 victory over Maryland (25-26, 7-19) on Saturday afternoon at Shipley Field. On an unusual cool May afternoon on the campus of the University of Maryland, the Seminoles kept things warm pounding out 26 hits on eight doubles and one home run. Florida State has now won 29 straight over the Terrapins and 21 in a row at Shipley Field.

Shortstop Mark Hallberg became the first Seminole this season to record five hits in a ball game, while every Seminole in the starting line-up recorded a hit in game two. Hallberg's five-hit performance was the first since Tony McQuade went 5-for-5 against the Miami Hurricanes on April 20, 2003.

Mark Gildea was a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI's and Brandon Reichert tallied five RBI's as he hit his second home run in as many days. Travis Anderson, Buster Posey and Reichert each recorded three hits, while Jason Stidham and Ruairi O'Connor both got a pair.

It was the fourth game this year that the Seminoles have reached the 20-hit plateau. The 26 hits was also the most recorded in a conference game by FSU since 2004 when the Garnet and Gold pounded out 27 against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, a game in which the Seminoles won 27-3.

The 20 runs scored on Saturday afternoon were the most scored by the Seminoles in College Park since May 9, 1999 when Florida State posted a 26-2 victory.

Florida State once again got on the board early with a pair of unearned runs in the top half of the first. Tony Thomas, Jr. led off the game reaching on a fielding error by the Terrapin second baseman. The Valrico, Fla., native hit a sharp groundball to Steve Braun who had trouble handling the ball at second. After Hallberg followed with a single through the left side, Posey moved the runners up a base executing his third sacrifice bunt of the season. Rye stepped in and gave the Seminoles an early one run lead driving in Thomas on an RBI groundout to second. With two outs, Anderson hit a double down the third base line scoring Hallberg to give FSU a 2-0 advantage.

The Seminoles added their third run of the game on an RBI single by Reichert. For the second straight inning, FSU got the lead off runner on as Gildea drew a walk off Maryland starter Ryan Moorer (3-5). After Gildea swiped second, he moved to third on a groundout by O'Connor. Reichert made the score 3-0 dropping a blooper to center to score Gildea.

Six runs crossed the plate including three with two outs in the top of the third as Florida State took a 9-0 lead. The Seminoles recorded seven hits in the inning, three of which were doubles. Stidham got his first hit of the ball game hammering a 1-2 offering to the gap in left center scoring Jack Rye from second. Gildea followed by driving in a pair of runs on a single up the middle plating Anderson and Stidham. With two outs in the inning, Florida State registered four consecutive hits including back-to-back RBI doubles by Hallberg and Posey. Hallberg's two-RBI double was his third hit in as many plate appearances on Saturday afternoon, while Posey blasted a shot off the wall in right center to score Hallberg and cap the six-run third.

Maryland got a run off Hyde in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a solo shot by Dan Benick. Benick took the first pitch he saw from Hyde and hit it over the fence in left center. It was just the second hit allowed by the senior right hander through the first four innings and just the second home run given up by Hyde in 13 starts this season.

The Garnet and Gold got the run back in the top of the fifth as Hallberg scored his third run of the game thanks to an RBI single back up the middle by Posey. With one out, Hallberg registered his first four hit game of the season with a single through the left side. He advanced two bases on a passed ball and scored on Posey's single.

FSU made it 11-1 in the sixth on an RBI fielder's choice groundout by Reichert. Stidham started the inning with his second hit of the game on a single to right. It was the fifth time in six innings that the Seminole lead off man reached base safely.

The Terrapins countered with four runs in their half of the sixth to cut the deficit to 11-5. Hyde got the first two outs to start the inning, but then four straight Maryland batters reached including RBI singles by Mike Murphy and Dan Melvin to end the afternoon for the right hander. Travis Burge came in out of the bullpen and gave up a bloop single to Chad Durakis scoring Murphy and Melvin. Pinch hitting Jon Greenwich ended the inning with a pop out to Reichert.

The Tallahassee, Fla., native threw 5.2 innings allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits. He struck out two and walked just one as Hyde threw into the sixth for the second time in three starts. Hyde got off to a fabulous start facing the minimum through the first 3.1 innings. The senior right hander threw just 70 pitches as he matched a career-high with his ninth victory of the season to move his record to 9-2.

Florida State increased its lead to 13-5 as Tommy Oravetz laced a two-run double just inside the bag at first. Gildea and O'Connor started the inning with a walk and a single, respectively. Oravetz, who replaced Thomas at second in the sixth, stepped in and got his first hit of the afternoon with a two-RBI double.

Travis Burge was effective out of the pen as he pitched 2.1 scoreless innings giving up only two hits while striking out two. He walked none as he set down the last seven Terrapin batters that he faced.

In the ninth, the Seminoles posted seven runs on six hits for a 20-5 advantage. Reichert highlighted the inning with his third home run of the season. The senior first baseman hit a three-run shot over the fence in right center for his second round tripper in as many games. Anderson recorded two hits in the inning as he singled and scored and then hit an RBI double in his second at-bat.

Matt Fairel pitched a 1-2-3 ninth as he struck out the final two batters that he faced to give the Seminoles the series victory.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday in the series finale against the Terrapins at Shipley Field. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm and right hander Danny Rosen is expected to make his second career start. The game will be available on ACC Select but only on an on demand basis. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  1   0  1  0  2  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PR-2B     1  1  1   2  1  0  0  2
Mark Hallberg           SS        7  4  5   2  0  0  2  3
Buster Posey            C         4  0  3   2  0  0  4  1
  Brady Thomas          PH-C      2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  LF        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Travis Anderson         DH        5  2  3   2  2  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        7  2  2   1  0  0  0  1
Mark Gildea             CF        4  3  4   3  2  0  3  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF-RF     6  2  2   1  0  0  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        6  2  3   5  0  1 11  1
Michael Hyde            P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            1  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              52 20 26  19  7  1 27 11
Opp                              32  5  7   5  1  6 27 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (4), Mark Hallberg 2 (10), Buster Posey (19), Travis Anderson 2 (4), Jason Stidham (12), Mark Gildea (7)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Brandon Reichart (3)
SH - FSU-Buster Posey (3)
SB - FSU-Mark Gildea 2 (7), Ruairi O'Connor (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (9-2)    5.2  6  5  3  1  2
Travis Burge                    2.1  1  0  0  0  2
Matt Fairel                     1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  5  3  1  6
Opp                  L          9.0 26 20 15  6  1


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MARYLAND
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Attendance: 755

FLORIDA STATE 3, MARYLAND 2
05/06/2007, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Rosen's 12 Strikeouts Leads FSU to Series Sweep Over Maryland.

Mark Hallberg goes 2-for-3 with an RBI in the win.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Second-ranked Florida State (42-9, 20-4) earned its first three-game road sweep of the season as the Seminoles held on for a 3-2 victory over Maryland (25-27, 7-20) on Sunday afternoon at Shipley Field on the campus of the University of Maryland. FSU starter Danny Rosen struck out a career-high 12 batters in 7.1 innings as the junior right hander picked up his first win for the Seminoles as a starter.

Rosen faced just two batters over the minimum through the first seven innings as he gave up just two hits while striking out 11. He struck out three batters in the first and third innings and set down the final two batters in the seventh on strikes. He started the eighth striking out Will Greenberg as he set the season-high for strikeouts in a ball game by a Seminole pitcher passing Bryan Henry, who struck out 11 against Tennessee back on opening day.

The Miami, Fla. native finished the game allowing just two runs on four hits. He did not walk a single batter through 7.1 innings as he moved to 2-1 on the year.

Tony Thomas, Jr and Mark Hallberg led all batters in the series finale with two hits each, while Hallberg and Jack Rye both extended their respective hit streaks to 15 straight.

The win gave Florida State its best start in school history through 49 games as the Seminoles moved their record to 42-9 on the year. The win also was No. 20 in ACC play marking the third time in school history that the Garnet and Gold reached the 20-win plateau in a single season. FSU went 22-2 in 1999 and then 20-4 in 2001.

Game three had an unusual feel at the beginning as both starting pitchers came into Sunday's game leading their respective team in saves. Florida State's Rosen and Maryland's Brett Cecil entered the game tied for third in the ACC with eight saves a piece.

Florida State spoiled a golden opportunity to score the first run of the game in the top of the third as the Seminoles loaded the bases with two outs on Cecil. The junior southpaw got out of the inning unscathed as he induced a groundout to first by Rye to end the threat.

Travis Anderson opened the Seminole fourth with a double down the line in left for his third double on the weekend. After Jason Stidham was hit by a pitch, Cecil once again got out of the inning with a pair of pop ups and a ground out to third.

Thomas manufactured the Seminoles first run of the game on some head's up base running in the top of the fifth. Thomas executed a bunt single down the third base line to lead off the inning. Hallberg followed with a sacrifice bunt to the exact spot towards third advancing Thomas to second. With nobody covering the bag at third, Thomas raced around second and induced a wild throw at third by Terrapin first baseman Gerry Spessard to score on the play giving the Seminoles a 1-0 lead.

The Seminoles added another run in the top of seven on a two out RBI single by Hallberg. D'Vontrey Richardson started the inning with a single to right center and moved to second on Brandon Reichert's sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Hallberg took the second pitch from Cecil and found a hole through the right side of the infield. Richardson raced around third and slid safely in front of the throw to the plate by Maryland right fielder Brandon Mise to give the Seminoles a two-run cushion.

FSU increased its lead to 3-0 thanks to a Terrapin fielding error. With one out and Buster Posey on second after a lead off walk, Maryland went to the bullpen and brought on Brad Taylor. Tommy Oravetz stepped in for his first plate appearance of the afternoon and sent a bouncer to third which went right under the glove of Mike Murphy. The ball trickled into short left allowing enough time for Posey to cross the plate without a throw.

Cecil's day came to a close after registering career-high's in innings pitched and strikeouts. The junior from Dunkirk, Md., went 7.1 innings allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits. He struck out six and walked two in suffering the loss.

Maryland finally broke through with a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth off Rosen. The junior right hander struck out the first batter of the inning before giving up back-to-back singles. Florida State went to the bullpen and brought on Brian Chambers. After getting a groundout to third for the second out of the inning, Dan Benick was able to sneak a single off the glove of a diving Thomas at second to plate Steve Braun and Joe Palumbo to cut the FSU lead to 3-2. Benick tried to get into scoring position as he attempted to steal second, but the Seminoles were ready for it with a pitch out. Posey threw on to Thomas to nail Benick at second for the final out of the inning.

Luke Tucker pitched the ninth and set down the Terrapins in order to register his first save of the season. Tucker recorded the Seminoles' 13th strikeout on the afternoon getting Spessard swinging as FSU held on for its first three-game road sweep of the season.

Florida State will return home for its final three-game series of the regular season as they welcome the Clemson Tigers to Mike Martin Field beginning Friday, May 11. Game one will start at 7:00 pm, while Saturday's game will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports Net at 1:00 pm as the ACC Game of the Week. Sunday is senior day at the ballpark with first pitch slated for 1:00 pm. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        5  1  2   0  0  1  1  3
Mark Hallberg           SS        3  0  2   1  0  1  0  0
Buster Posey            C         2  1  0   0  2  1 11  3
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Travis Anderson         DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  2
Mark Gildea             CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Danny Rosen             P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  3  8   1  2  6 27  8
Opp                              31  2  5   2  0 13 27 11

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Travis Anderson (5)
HBP - FSU-Jason Stidham (7), D'Vontrey Richardson (7)
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (13), Brandon Reichart (4)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (24)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (2), Jack Rye (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Danny Rosen          W (2-1)    7.1  4  2  2  0 12
Brian Chambers                  0.2  1  0  0  0  0
Luke Tucker          Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  2  2  0 13
Opp                  L          9.0  8  3  1  2  6


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Attendance: 718

FLORIDA STATE 11, CLEMSON 1
05/11/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Henry Moves to 13-0 As FSU Downs Clemson 11-1.

Tony Thomas, Jr. goes 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI's.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (43-7, 21-4) pounded out 15 hits and got another wonderful outing by Bryan Henry as the Seminoles snapped their four-game losing streak to the Clemson Tigers (32-18, 15-10) Friday night with an 11-1 victory on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Tony Thomas, Jr. led the offensive surge for the Seminoles with three hits including a pair of doubles.

Henry (13-0) had another solid outing in a Seminole uniform as he pitched eight innings allowing just one run on eight hits. He struck out eight and walked none for the fourth time this season. His eight innings matched a season-high as the senior right hander as now thrown eight innings in three of his last four outings and in five games overall.

"Bryan Henry did an outstanding job," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a game that he took control of and I was very, very pleased that he spotted the ball as well as he did."

With the win, Henry remained perfect on the year pushing his record to 13-0. He becomes just the eighth pitcher at Florida State since 1992 to register 13 or more wins in a season. The last Seminole pitcher to record 13 victories in a season was Matt Lynch in 2003.

"I have to tip my cap to my defense and the offense," said Henry. "They put up 11 runs which helped me relax and go out there and pitch. The defense played great behind me. I was able to get them (Clemson) to swing at my pitches and get the outs."

Thomas had a perfect evening at the plate going 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored two stolen bases and one RBI. He walked once and was hit by a pitch. Four other Seminoles registered a pair of hits including Mark Hallberg (2-for-4), Jack Rye (2-for-5), Jason Stidham (2-for-4) and Mark Gildea (2-for-5). Hits by Hallberg and Rye extended their respective hit streaks to 16 games. Six of the 11 runs scored in game one came on two outs.

The win Friday night also clinched the Atlantic Division title for Florida State assuring the Seminoles of either a one or two seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.

It took the second time through the line-up for Florida State to strike first. The Seminoles scored a pair of two-out runs in the bottom of the third to take a 2-0 lead. After Clemson starter Daniel Moskos (3-4) got the first two outs on three pitches, Thomas recorded FSU's first hit on the evening with a bunt single down the third baseline. The junior second baseman got in scoring position swiping second for his 25th stolen base of the season. Hallberg stepped in and broke a scoreless tie lacing a single through the right side of the infield to score Thomas. Following a walk to Buster Posey, Rye snuck a single passed the diving J.D. Burgess at second plating Hallberg to give the Seminoles a two-run advantage.

The Tigers quickly countered with a run in the top of the fourth on a solo home run by Andy D'Alessio. The senior first baseman took a 1-2 offering from Henry and sent it over the wall in deep left for his team leading 11th round tripper of the season.

Four straight two out hits in the sixth increased Florida State's lead to 4-1. With Travis Anderson and Mark Gildea occupying second and first, respectively on a pair of singles, Brandon Reichert recorded his first hit of the ballgame singling to left to score Anderson. Thomas then hit a double to left center scoring Gildea and ending the evening for Moskos.

Moskos went 5.2 innings allowing four runs on seven hits. The junior southpaw walked five and struck out four in suffering the loss.

Florida State broke the game open in the bottom of the seventh with six runs on six hits with three doubles and a triple. Stidham registered his first hit of the game drilling a double off the wall in right scoring Posey from third. Ohmed Danesh then ripped the first pitch he saw down the line in right for his first triple of the season. Rye and Stidham scored on the play to make the score 7-1. Gildea followed with his second hit in as many at-bats drilling a double to the gap in right center. He would later score on a wild pitch. With two outs, Thomas recorded his second double of the evening and would cross the plate on Hallberg's single to center to cap off the Seminoles' six-run seventh.

FSU would add more in the eighth on a sacrifice fly RBI by pinch hitter Ruairi O'Connor. D'Vontrey Richardson scored on the play after registering a one-out single to left.

Jimmy Marshall pitched a scoreless ninth giving up two hits while striking out one.

The 10-run victory for Florida State on Friday evening was the largest margin of victory over the Tigers since winning 10-0 back on May 17, 1997 in the ACC Tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla.

"Clemson has a very good baseball team. This just happened to be our night," said Martin.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday for game two of the series against the Tigers at Mike Martin Field. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm and right hander Danny Rosen is expected to make his 3rd start of the season. Right hander David Kopp will take the mound for Clemson. The game will be aired live on the Regional Sports Network. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  2  3   1  1  0  1  2
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  1  2   2  0  1  0  3
Buster Posey            C         3  1  0   0  2  1  7  1
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  2   1  0  2  4  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  1  2   1  1  2  0  1
Travis Anderson         LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        5  2  2   1  0  0  5  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  1   1  0  0  7  1
Bryan Henry             P                            1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 11 15  10  5  6 27  8
Opp                              37  1 10   1  0  9 24 11

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (27), Jason Stidham (13), Mark Gildea (8)
3B - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Tony Thomas (10)
SH - FSU-Mark Hallberg (14)
SF - FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (2)
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (26)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (13-0)   8.0  8  1  1  0  8
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  2  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  1  1  0  9
Opp                  L          8.0 15 11  8  5  6


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Attendance: 5,324

CLEMSON 7, FLORIDA STATE 6
05/12/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Clemson Uses Ninth-Inning Rally, Takes Game Two 7-6.

Ohmed Danesh hits a two-run home run in the third in the loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second ranked Florida State (43-8, 21-5) had never lost a game this year when leading any time after the third inning; that was until Saturday afternoon. No. 16 Clemson (33-18, 16-10) scored three runs in the top of the ninth to take game two of the series 7-6 at Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Mark Gildea posted his fifth three-hit ball game of the year going 3-for-4, while Ohmed Danesh hit a two-run homer in the third to pace the Seminole offense in the loss.

Walks came back to haunt Florida State as six Seminole pitchers combined to issue nine free passes. Of those nine walks, four came around to score. Luke Tucker (0-1) entered the top of the ninth looking for his second save in as many tries with the Seminoles leading 6-4. After getting Addison Johnson to groundout to second base to start the inning, Tucker gave up a single to Marquez Smith squeezed in between walks by Wilson Boyd and Andy D'Alessio. With the bases loaded, Taylor Harbin doubled down the left line scoring Boyd and Smith to tie things up at six.

Head coach Mike Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Michael Hyde. The Seminoles intentionally walked designated hitter Ben Paulsen to set up a force out at any base and hopefully an inning ending double play. Hyde looked like he did just that as he got catcher Doug Hogan to ground to third. Jason Stidham threw on to Tony Thomas, Jr. at second for out number two, but Hogan just beat out the relay throw at first to score D'Alessio giving the Tigers the one-run advantage.

Tiger reliever Alan Farina (4-2) picked up the victory working 4.1 innings of shut out baseball. He kept the Seminole bats at bay for pretty much the entire game as he gave up two of his four hits in the ninth. The junior right hander walked none and struck out six.

Florida State tried to work its two-out magic in the ninth as Buster Posey kept the game alive sending a 1-2 offering to right center off Farina. Jack Rye followed sending a ball to the gap in right center moving Posey to third. D'Vontrey Richardson stepped to the plate looking to at least tie the game with one swing of the bat, but Farina struck out Richardson to end the game.

Clemson grabbed an early lead on a solo home run by Boyd. The freshman right fielder took a 2-1 offering from Rosen and hit it over the fence in right for his first collegiate home run and a 1-0 lead.

Florida State erased the one-run Clemson advantage in its half of the first tying the game at one. Thomas led things off with his third double of the series hitting one to the gap in left center. Following a walk to Mark Hallberg, Posey laid down a sacrifice bunt moving the runners up a base. Rye stepped in and grounded out to second base, scoring Thomas to tie the game.

The Seminoles would add a pair in the second to take a 3-1 lead. For the second straight inning, the Seminole lead off batter reached as Stidham hit a triple off the fence in right. Travis Anderson blooped an RBI single to right to score Stidham. The senior designated hitter would then move to second as Mark Gildea reached on a bunt single placing the ball perfectly in the hole between the pitcher's mound and first base. Clemson quickly got two outs recording a double play groundout. With Thomas on first after drawing a two-out walk, Tiger starter Daniel Kopp had Thomas in a pick-off at first but his throw went into the ground scoring Anderson and allowing Thomas to reach third.

Florida State increased its lead in the third on Danesh's two-run homer and an RBI single by Gildea. Rye got things started with a single up the middle to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. Danesh then blasted his second home run of the season taking the second pitch he saw from Kopp over the fence in right center. Stidham followed the home run with a single to right, advanced to second on a groundout by Anderson and scored on Gildea's single to right. Stidham raced around third on the play and slid safely under the tag at home for a 6-1 advantage.

Clemson threatened in the fourth as the Tigers loaded the bases with two outs off Seminole starter Danny Rosen, but the junior right hander got Hogan swinging on strikes on a full count to keep the lead at five.

The Tigers bounced back in the fifth to score two as they cut the deficit to 6-3. The first two batters reached on a walk and a single, respectively by Alex Lee and J.D. Burgess ending the afternoon for Rosen. Travis Burge came out of the bullpen and recorded the first two outs on a fielder's choice groundout and a strikeout. Smith stepped in and lined a shot down the left field line for a two-RBI double. The inning ended on a play at the plate thanks to Rye's second outfield assist of the season. D'Alessio followed Smith's double with a single to right, but Rye came up firing as he threw a one bouncer to Posey at the plate to cut down Smith.

Rosen recorded the no decision in his third start of the season as he went four innings allowing three runs on four hits. The junior right hander struck out six but walked three throwing 82 pitches.

Clemson made the score 6-4 in the sixth thanks to an RBI single by Alex Lee. Paulsen got a one-out walk off Brian Chambers and would score two batters later on Lee's single through the right side.

Matt Fairel pitched two innings of relief in game two allowing just one hit. He walked two and struck out three as he kept the Tigers off the scoreboard in the seventh and eighth innings.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday in the series finale against the Tigers at Mike Martin Field. FSU will honor its seniors as well as pay tribute to all the mother's in ballpark on Sunday. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm and right hander Ryan Strauss is expected to make his 13th start of the season. Right hander D.J. Mitchell will take the mound for Clemson. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM. The game will also be shown live courtesy of ACC Select.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  2   0  1  2  3  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  0   0  1  0  3  4
Buster Posey            C         4  0  1   0  0  1 10  3
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  2   1  1  0  0  1
  Ruairi O'Connor       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-LF     3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  2  2   0  1  1  1  1
Travis Anderson         DH        3  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        4  0  3   1  0  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  0   0  0  1 10  0
Danny Rosen             P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  1
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  6 12   5  4  9 27 14
Opp                              34  7 11   7  9 10 27 12

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Tony Thomas (28)
3B - FSU-Jason Stidham (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Brandon Reichart (6)
SH - FSU-Buster Posey (4)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Mark Gildea (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Danny Rosen                     4.0  4  3  3  3  6
Travis Burge                    1.0  2  0  0  0  1
Brian Chambers                  1.0  2  1  1  1  0
Matt Fairel                     2.0  1  0  0  2  3
Luke Tucker          L (0-1)    0.1  2  3  3  2  0
Michael Hyde                    0.2  0  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0 11  7  7  9 10
Opp                  W          9.0 12  6  5  4  9


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CLEMSON 11, FLORIDA STATE 6
05/13/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Rallies Late, Falls to Clemson 11-6.

Tony Thomas, Jr. goes 2-for-4 with a home run, hits .636 for the series.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (43-9, 21-6) dropped its first three-game series of the season as the Seminoles were defeated by 16th-ranked Clemson (34-18, 17-10) 11-6 Sunday afternoon at Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Tigers collected a season-high eight extra base hits off Seminole pitching in the series finale as FSU lost for just the fourth time in 37 homes games this year.

Tony Thomas, Jr. capped off a fantastic weekend going 2-for-4 in the series finale with a home run, two RBI's and a run scored. The junior second baseman hit .636 (7-for-11) in the three-game series with a homer, three doubles and four runs scored. Mark Hallberg and Buster Posey each recorded two hits on Sunday in the loss.

After being down by as many as eight runs heading into the bottom of the seventh, Florida State scored four runs on three hits as the first four batters to go to the plate reached safely. Thomas highlighted the late inning rally with a two-run homer to left. Five batters later Clemson brought on Stephen Clyne to stop the rally as he got the final out in the seventh. Clyne pitched the eighth and ninth innings to earn his third save of the season.

"Clemson took us to the wood shed plain and simple," stated head coach Mike Martin. "They got the big hits, as seven runs were scored on three home runs. You have to take your hat off to them. They did a good job."

D.J. Mitchell, making his fifth start of the season, remained perfect on the year running his record to 4-0. The sophomore right hander pitching six plus innings allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits. He walked five and struck out five to lead Clemson to victory.

Andy D'Alessio gave the Tigers a three-run lead in their first at-bat of the game on a three-run shot over the fence in right center. Seminole starter Ryan Strauss (8-2) started the game striking out Addison Johnson, but then gave up a double to the gap in right center to Wilson Boyd and a four pitch walk to Marquez Smith. D'Alessio stepped in and on the 11th pitch of the at-bat hit a towering three-run homer to give Clemson an early 3-0 lead.

Clemson looked to threaten again in the top of the second with runners on first and third and two outs. After Johnson's single to right, the freshman center fielder attempted to steal second but put on the brakes half way down the baseline. Posey threw on to Hallberg at second who threw back to Posey getting Alex Lee trying to steal home to end the inning.

The Tigers added one in the fourth to increase their lead to 4-0. Taylor Harbin drew a lead off walk and raced around to score on a double to the gap in right by Doug Hogan. The double ended the afternoon for Strauss as the junior right hander was gone after 3.1 innings. Michael Hyde came in out of the bullpen and got the final two outs to close out Clemson's half of the fourth.

Florida State got a run on the board in the fourth to cut the deficit to 4-1. The first two batters reached for the Seminoles as Posey executed a beautiful bunt single towards third, while Jack Rye drew a four pitch walk. The runners advanced a base on Ohmed Danesh's groundout to first and Posey scored on Jason Stidham's RBI groundout to second.

Clemson pushed four runs across in the top of the sixth highlighted by a two-run homer by Harbin. Harbin took a 2-1 offering from Hyde hitting it off the scoreboard in left field for his eighth home run of the season. Back-to-back doubles by Ben Paulsen and Hogan ended the afternoon for Hyde. Travis Burge came on and after giving up an RBI bloop single to J.D. Burgess got Johnson to ground into a 4-6-3 inning ending double play.

The Seminoles added a run in the sixth thanks to an errant Tiger throw. With runners on first and second, Stidham hit a ground ball to D'Alessio at first who threw on to Harbin for the second out of the inning. Harbin's relay throw back to first went wide of the bag allowing Posey to score.

D'Alessio made the score 10-2 on his second home run of the game. The senior first baseman blasted a shot over the fence in right center off Bo O'Dell marking his 11th multi-home run game of his career.

Florida State countered with four runs in the bottom of the seventh to shrink the Clemson lead to 10-6. The first four batters reached to start the inning highlighted by Brandon Reichert's RBI double off the wall in left to score Mark Gildea. Thomas followed with a two-run shot to left center for his team leading 10th home run of the season. After a pitching change brought on left hander Ryan Hinson, the Seminoles loaded the bases with two outs. Clemson went to the bullpen for the second time in the inning bringing on Clyne to face Ruairi O'Connor. On the third pitch, Clyne unleashed a wild pitch to score Hallberg, who doubled to the gap in right center. With the count 3-2, O'Connor grounded out softly to first to end the threat.

Clemson added an unearned insurance run in the eighth, while Clyne pitched the eighth and ninth innings earning his third save of the season.

The loss snapped a streak of eight consecutive ACC series victories for Florida State, while it's the first time all season that the Seminoles lost back-to-back games.

Despite the loss, Florida State got some good news following the conclusion of Sunday's game as the Seminoles clinched the number one overall seed in the upcoming ACC Tournament thanks to NC State taking 2-of-3 from Virginia this weekend including an 8-6 victory on Sunday. It's the seventh time in school history that Florida State has earned the top seed in the tournament. The ACC Tournament will be held at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla., May 23-27, 2007.

Florida State will head back on the road to face Georgia Tech in the final three-game ACC series of the regular season. Game one is on Thursday, May 17 in Atlanta, while first pitch for games one and two are slated for 7:00 pm. Game time for the series finale on Saturday is at 4:00 pm. Thursday and Friday's games will be televised live on Sports South and Saturday's game will be shown on Fox Sports Net South. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  2   2  1  1  3  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  2   0  0  0  1  4
Buster Posey            C         5  2  2   0  0  1 17  2
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  0  0   0  3  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  0  0   1  1  0  2  2
Travis Anderson         DH        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        2  1  0   0  2  1  2  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  1   1  0  0 10  2
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  0
  Michael Hyde          P                            0  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Trent Jarvis          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6  7   4  9  6 37 16
Opp                              36 11 12  11  4  7 27 16

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (8), Jason Stidham (11)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Mark Hallberg (11), Brandon Reichart (13)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (10)
SH - Opp-3
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         L (8-2)    3.1  5  4  4  2  5
Michael Hyde                    1.2  4  4  4  0  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Bo O'Dell                       0.1  1  2  2  2  0
Brian Chambers                  1.2  0  1  0  0  1
Trent Jarvis                    0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0 12 11 10  4  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  6  5  9  6


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FLORIDA STATE 17, GEORGIA TECH 2
05/17/2007, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Dominates Game One With 17-2 Victory Over Georgia Tech.

Stidham collects four hits, Henry picks up his 14th victory of the season.

ATLANTA, GA - Third-ranked Florida State (44-9, 22-6) got its first win in Atlanta since 2003 and tied the school record for the most ACC wins in school history as the Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech (31-21, 15-12) 17-2 Thursday night at Russ Chandler Stadium. FSU pounded out 15 hits and scored nine runs on two outs as the Seminoles snapped their eight game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets in game one of a three-game set. Jason Stidham registered four hits for the second time this season and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle as the freshman third baseman went 4-for-5 with a home run, double and two singles.

The 15-run win on Thursday night was the largest margin of victory over the Yellow Jackets since Florida State posted a 19-0 shut out back on April 28, 1985 in Atlanta.

"It was good win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "Bryan Henry pitched obviously exceptional baseball. We know that Georgia Tech is just like Clemson in that they can come in a wear us out the next two games, so we have got to be ready to go to work."

The first four batters in the Seminole line-up collected two hits a piece including Tony Thomas, Jr., Mark Hallberg (2-for-5), Buster Posey (2-for-5) and Jack Rye (2-for-5). Thomas went 2-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBI's. With two doubles, Thomas moved into a tie for third all-time for doubles in a single season as he tied John Ford-Griffin with his 30th on Thursday night.

Bryan Henry pitched six innings allowing two runs on five hits to pick up his ninth straight victory of the season to move to 14-0 in 16 starts. The senior right hander is just the third pitcher since 1992 to register 14 or more wins in a season. The last pitcher to reach the 14-win plateau was Richie Lewis in 1986. Henry struck out five and walked three as he threw 112 pitches. The Tallahassee, Fla. native struck out the side in his final inning of work in the sixth.

"What Bryan Henry has done this season is phenomenal," said Martin on Henry's undefeated regular season record. "You just don't do what Bryan Henry has done in the Atlantic Coast Conference; it is one of the hardest things to do and he did a great job this season."

Florida State took an early 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Travis Anderson in the top of the first. The Seminoles loaded the bases with one out on three consecutive singles by Hallberg, Posey and Rye. Anderson stepped in and hit a fly ball to right scoring Hallberg from third to give the Seminoles the one-run lead.

Georgia Tech threatened in the first and second leaving a combined four runs on base without scoring a run. The Yellow Jackets loaded the bases all on two outs against Henry but the senior right hander got Patrick Long looking on strikes on a full count to end the first. In the second, with one out and runners at first and third, Henry got Danny Payne to ground into an inning ending double play to close out the second.

The Seminoles looked as though they would go quietly in the third but back-to-back throwing errors by Yellow Jackets shortstop Michael Fisher prolonged the inning all with two outs. Rye and Anderson reached safely as Fisher unleashed a pair of wild throws over to first. With two outs, Jason Stidham hit a bloop single to left plating Rye and Anderson for a 3-0 advantage.

Florida State batted around in the fourth scoring four runs on three hits to push its lead to 7-0. Ruairi O'Connor got things started as he was hit by a pitch on a 1-2 count. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brandon Reichert and came around to score as Thomas hit a double down the left field line, for his first hit of the ball game. It was Thomas' 29th double of the season moving him into a tie for fourth place all-time for doubles in a season. Turner issued a walk to Hallberg and following a double steal by Thomas and Hallberg, Posey reached on an intentional pass. With the bases loaded, Rye singled up the middle driving in two. Stidham recorded his third RBI of the game as he snuck a two-out double passed the bag at first scoring Posey.

Turner's night came to an end after four innings as he allowed seven runs, five earned, on seven hits. He walked three and struck out two as he suffered his fourth loss of the season as his record dropped to 5-4.

The Yellow Jackets finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a two-run homer by Wally Crancer. Crancer took a 3-2 offering from Henry and hit it over the wall in right center for his eighth round tripper of the season.

For the second time on Thursday night the Seminoles sent nine batters to the plate as FSU added four more runs on three hits in the top of the sixth. The Garnet and Gold quickly loaded the bases as the first three batters to come to the plate reached. Mark Gildea then hit a shot to the left field wall for a sacrifice fly scoring Rye. O'Connor got his first hit of the ballgame ripping a single to left driving in Anderson. Thomas stepped up to the plate and with two outs hammered his second double of game to the corner in left plating two as FSU increased its lead to 11-2.

Stidham made the score 12-2 as he connected on his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot over the wall in right center. It was his fourth round tripper of the season.

Florida State pushed two more runs across the plate in the eighth as Posey drove in Thomas and Hallberg with a two-out double to right center.

The Seminoles capped off the evening with a three-run ninth. Stidham posted hit number four with an infield single to second. Then three consecutive walks scored Stidham as Reichert drew a free pass with the bases loaded for his first RBI of the evening. Thomas finished the scoring as he collected an RBI on a fielder's choice groundout. The relay throw from second went wide of the bag at first allowing Ohmed Danesh to score.

Travis Burge came on at the start of the seventh and pitched the final three innings to pick up his first save of the season. The sophomore southpaw did not allow a hit as he tied a season-high with three innings of work. Burge struck out two and walked just one. The Seminoles kept the Yellow Jacket bats at bay setting down 13 of the final 14 batters including a stretch of 12 straight.

"Burge pitched great; it was his first save of the season," stated Martin. "I am very happy for him. He had a little extra zip tonight."

Florida State and Georgia Tech will continue game two of the series on Friday, May 18 at Russ Chandler Stadium. First pitch is slated for 7:00 pm and will be shown live on Sports South and Sun Sports. The Seminoles will throw Michael Hyde, while the Yellow Jackets will counter with right hander Eddie Turner. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        6  2  2   4  1  0  5  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  3  2   0  2  1  4  3
Buster Posey            C         5  1  2   2  1  1  6  0
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  2  2   2  1  0  2  0
Travis Anderson         DH        3  2  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  3  4   4  0  0  0  1
Mark Gildea             CF        4  0  0   1  0  3  2  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  CF        0  1  0   0  1  0  3  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        1  2  1   1  2  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  1   1  1  0  4  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  2
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 17 15  16 10  5 27  7
Opp                              32  2  6   2  4  7 27  7

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Tony Thomas 2 (30), Buster Posey (20), Jason Stidham (14)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (4)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (8), Ruairi O'Connor (3)
SH - FSU-Brandon Reichart (5)
SF - FSU-Travis Anderson (1), Mark Gildea (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (27), Mark Hallberg (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          W (14-0)   6.0  6  2  2  3  5
Travis Burge         Sv(1)      3.0  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0 15 17 14 10  5


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FLORIDA STATE 10, GEORGIA TECH 2
05/18/2007, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Doubles Up Georgia Tech 10-2 In Game Two.

Rye goes 2-for-2 with a home run as the Seminoles win their ninth ACC series of the season.

ATLANTA, GA - Third-ranked Florida State (45-9, 23-6) scored a combined seven runs in the first two innings as they cruised to a 10-2 victory over Georgia Tech (31-22, 15-13) on Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Seminoles recorded double-digit runs in back-to-back games against the Yellow Jackets for the first time since 2002, while FSU took its first series victory from Tech since 2003 when the Garnet and Gold won 2-of-3 in Atlanta. Four Seminoles recorded two hits a piece including right fielder Jack Rye who went 2-for-2 with a home run, three runs scored, two RBI's and three base-on-balls.

Freshman Matt Fairel (1-0) got the win in relief as he threw a career-high 4.1 innings for his first collegiate victory. The southpaw allowed just four hits and did not face more than four batters in any inning that he pitched. Fairel did not issue a walk while striking out a career-high five.

"I was just glad to get in there from the get go and not allow those inherited runners to score in the third," said Fairel. "It felt good to go there and help contribute to tonight's victory."

Six of the 13 Seminole hits went for extra bases including five doubles, two by Jason Stidham, and Rye's two-run homer in the sixth. Mark Hallberg, Buster Posey, Rye and Stidham each registered two hits a piece.

The win gave Florida State the school record for league victories in a season surpassing the previous record of 22 set in 1999 when the Seminoles captured the ACC regular season title with a mark of 22-2.

"This team has played well all year," said Posey on FSU taking its ninth ACC series of the season. "The pitchers did a good job tonight and our guys swung the bats well too. Putting up six in the first is going to be tough on anybody. I think it really allowed everybody to relax a little bit tonight."

Florida State batted around in its first at-bat of the evening to quickly run out to a 6-0 advantage. The Seminoles sent the first eight batters to the plate without recording an out highlighted by an RBI double down the line in left by Hallberg and a double to right by Stidham to plate a pair. FSU also took advantage of some sloppy defense on the part of the Yellow Jackets as Georgia Tech committed three fielding errors behind starter David Duncan (6-4). Posey and Mark Gildea also registered RBI singles in the inning.

The Seminoles would add a run in the second without posting a hit. Rye and Travis Anderson reached after Duncan issued back-to-back walks with one out. After a fielder's choice groundout put runners on first and third, the Seminoles pulled a double steal. Stidham took second with some hesitation and as the throw by Wieters was low and in the dirt at second, Rye scored easily for a 7-0 lead.

Georgia Tech scored two in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit to 7-2. Luke Murton and Patrick Long started the inning reaching on a fielding error and single, respectively and would score two batters later on a single to right by Tony Plagman.

The Yellow Jackets looked to threaten again as they loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the third. With runners on first and second, FSU starter Michael Hyde hit Brad Feltes with his first offering loading the bases and ending the evening for the senior right hander. Fairel came out of the bullpen and got Plagman to pop out to Posey in foul territory to end the inning.

Hyde went 2.2 innings as he gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits. He walked three and struck out two in earning a no decision.

Florida State was denied a run in the fourth as Anderson was thrown out at the plate. Stidham ripped his second double of the game to the gap in right center, but the Jackets used a pair of relay throws by Murton and Michael Fisher to throw on to catcher Matt Wieters in plenty of time at the plate to get Anderson.

The Seminoles added a run in the fifth to increase their lead to 8-2. Brandon Reichert recorded his first hit of the evening lacing a double down the line in left scoring Gildea all the way from first. Gildea led off the inning with a walk.

Rye pushed the Seminole lead to 10-2 with one swing of the bat in the top of the sixth. Following Posey's second single of the ball game; Rye took a 3-2 offering from reliever Jared Hyatt and parked it over the fence in right for his eighth home run of the season.

Brian Chambers pitched the final two innings to preserve the win. The senior right hander gave up just one hit and walked one as he kept the Jackets off the scoreboard in the eighth and ninth innings.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday in the series finale against the Yellow Jackets at Russ Chandler Stadium. The game also marks the final game of the regular season for both teams. First pitch is slated for 4:00 pm and right hander Ryan Strauss is expected to make his 14th start of the season. Right hander Eddie Burns will take the mound for Georgia Tech. The game will be shown live on Comcast Sports South as well as via the internet on ACC Select. Fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  1   0  2  0  1  7
Mark Hallberg           SS        6  1  2   1  0  1  1  3
Buster Posey            C         6  2  2   1  0  1  8  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  3  2   2  3  0  3  0
Travis Anderson         DH        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        5  1  2   2  0  0  0  1
Mark Gildea             CF        4  1  1   1  1  1  1  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        5  0  1   1  0  2 13  1
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            0  1
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 10 13   9  7  7 27 14
Opp                              34  2  8   2  4  7 27 12

E - Opp-4, FSU-Jason Stidham (12)
2B - FSU-Mark Hallberg (12), Jason Stidham 2 (16), Ruairi O'Connor (10), Brandon Reichart (14)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (8)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Travis Anderson (2)
SB - FSU-Jack Rye (5), Jason Stidham (5)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde                    2.2  3  2  1  3  2
Matt Fairel          W (1-0)    4.1  4  0  0  0  5
Brian Chambers                  2.0  1  0  0  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  1  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0 13 10  9  7  7


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FLORIDA STATE 17, GEORGIA TECH 11
05/19/2007, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Completes Sweep Downs Georgia Tech 17-11 in Series Finale.

Jason Stidham knocks in four runs, Ohmed Danesh goes 3-for-3 in the win.

ATLANTA, GA - Third-ranked Florida State (46-9, 24-6) earned its first three-game series sweep over Georgia Tech (31-23, 15-14) in Atlanta with a 17-11 victory on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium to close out the 2007 regular season schedule. The Seminoles recorded double-digit runs in all three games against the Jackets for the first time since 1997 when the Garnet and Gold took 2-of-3 in Atlanta. The Seminoles also took advantage of 13 walks in game three as they tallied 44 runs this weekend, marking the third time FSU scored 44 runs in a three-game series this weekend.

Ohmed Danesh recorded his first collegiate three-hit game going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI's. Jason Stidham capped off a fantastic weekend with four more RBI's in game three bringing his series total to 10. The freshman third baseman went 2-for-4 on Saturday and hit .571 for the series.

Things got off to rocky start in game three as the Yellow Jackets quickly posted a run after just two batters came to the plate. Michael Fisher laced an RBI single back up the middle to score Danny Payne from second. The Jackets then recorded back-to-back singles by Matt Wieters and Wally Crancer to load the bases with no outs. After a visit to the mound by head coach Mike Martin, FSU starter Ryan Strauss found his groove as he recorded consecutive strikeouts and fly out to center by Tony Plagman to hold Georgia Tech to just one run.

Florida State countered with three runs in the second off Tech starter Eddie Burns to take a 3-1 lead. Danesh led off the inning with walk, stole second and came around to score on an RBI single to center by designated hitter Tommy Oravetz. Mark Gildea drove in Oravetz from first as he hit a double to the gap in right center. Tony Thomas, Jr. made the score 3-1 as he fired a single to right center scoring Gildea.

The Seminoles exploded with nine runs in the top of the third to take a commanding 12-1 lead. FSU sent 15 batters to the plate collecting just four hits while drawing six free passes. The first six batters to come to the plate reached without recording an out, while FSU once again came through with some timely hitting as four of the nine runs came on two outs. With the bases loaded, Stidham stepped in and continued his hot hitting in Atlanta this weekend lacing a single to left center scoring Buster Posey and Jack Rye. The inning also included three bases loaded walks as Gildea, Rye and Danesh each registered an RBI. In his second plate appearance of the inning, Stidham recorded his second hit and third RBI of the inning on an infield single to short. Posey and Rye each scored two runs in the third.

FSU posted three more runs in the fourth to push the score to 15-1. Yellow Jacket reliever Brad Rulon issued three consecutive walks to Brandon Reichert, Thomas and Hallberg to start the inning. Posey blasted a single off the wall in right scoring Reichert. The sophomore catcher tried to turn the hit into a double, but the runners in front held and Posey was forced out in a run down at first. A sacrifice fly by Rye brought in Thomas, while Danesh hit a double down the line in left plating Hallberg.

Strauss settled down after the first and faced just one batter over the minimum in the next three innings of work to earn his ninth win of the season in a controlled start. The junior right hander allowed a run on four hits as he walked one and struck out four.

Jimmy Marshall pitched two solid innings keeping the Jackets off the board in the fifth and sixth innings. He struck out four, two looking, and walked just one as he faced seven batters.

The Yellow Jackets picked up five runs in the seventh to close the gap to 15-6. Luke Tucker was responsible for all five runs as he started the inning and faced just five batters without recording an out. Bo O'Dell was called on and after giving up two walks including one with the bases loaded, he got Murton to groundout into a double play and Patrick Long to fly out to left to close out the inning.

Florida State added two more in the ninth to increase their lead to 17-6. Ruairi O'Connor and Travis Anderson reached as they singled and walked to lead off the inning. After a wild pitch moved the runners up a base, Stidham knocked in his fourth run of the game on a sacrifice fly to right scoring O'Connor. Tommy Oravetz then hit an RBI groundout to second plating Anderson to cap the Seminole scoring.

Georgia Tech wouldn't go away quietly as they scored five runs in the ninth sending 10 batters to plate. Danny Rosen threw the final two innings as he got Jay Dantzler looking on strikes to end the game. Rosen gave up five runs, four earned, on six hits. He walked three and recorded five of the six out via the strikeout.

Florida State will next head to Jacksonville, Fla. for the 34th ACC Baseball Championship at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The three-game round robin tournament will begin Wednesday, May 23. The Seminoles clinched the number one overall seed in this year's tournament and square-off against the No. 4, 5 and 8 seeds with dates and times to be announced by the conference office on Sunday, May 20 by 5:00 pm. Florida State has won four league titles including two in the last five years (2002 and 2005). Every game of the ACC Tournament will be broadcasted live on either Fox Sports Net South or Sports South; fans are encouraged to check their local listings. Seminoles fans can also follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  1   1  2  0  2  0
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  2  1   1  1  0  0  2
Buster Posey            C         2  2  1   1  1  0  5  0
  Brady Thomas          PH-C      2  0  0   0  0  1  7  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  2  1   2  1  1  2  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     2  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  2  3   2  2  0  2  0
  Travis Anderson       LF        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  1  2   4  1  1  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  2  1   2  1  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        2  2  1   2  2  1  2  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  CF        2  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  0   1  1  1  5  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Luke Tucker           P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 17 13  16 13  6 27  3
Opp                              38 11 12   7  8 12 27 14

E - Opp-3, FSU-Danny Rosen (2), Tony Thomas (9)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Ohmed Danesh (6), Mark Gildea (9)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (3), Tommy Oravetz (7), Brandon Reichart (7)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (4), Jason Stidham (5)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (28), Ohmed Danesh (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (9-2)    4.0  4  1  1  1  3
Jimmy Marshall                  2.0  0  0  0  1  4
Luke Tucker                     0.0  2  5  3  1  0
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  0  0  0  2  0
Danny Rosen                     2.0  6  5  4  3  5
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12 11  8  8 12
Opp                  L          9.0 13 17 17 13  6


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FLORIDA STATE 11, WAKE FOREST 2
05/23/2007, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Hyde Leads Florida State to ACC Tournament Victory Over Wake Forest.

Every Seminole in the starting line-up collected a base hit on Wednesday night.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (47-9, 24-6) got off to good start in its first game of the 2007 ACC Baseball Tournament posting an 11-2 victory over Wake Forest (31-26) Wednesday evening at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Senior pitcher Michael Hyde put together his best outing in over a month to win his 10th game of the season, establishing a new single-season career-high. Every Seminole in the starting line-up got a base hit including a three-hit performance by junior shortstop Mark Hallberg.

Hyde (10-2) pitched six solid innings allowing two runs on four hits as he walked four and struck out four. After a shaky first inning, Hyde settled down and scattered four hits over the next five innings to join senior hurler Bryan Henry in the double-digit win category in 2007. It's the first time since 2003 that Florida State has had two pitchers with 10 or more wins in a season.

Hallberg went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, while Buster Posey, Jason Stidham and Tony Thomas, Jr each recorded two hits a piece. Posey led all players with four RBI's in the game one victory.

The Demon Deacons took advantage of three first inning walks by Florida State starter Michael Hyde to grab an early 1-0 lead. Designated hitter Brett Linnenkohl hit an RBI fielder's choice groundout with the bases loaded to drive in Ben Terry from third.

Wake Forest pushed its lead to 2-0 on an RBI bloop single to left by Andy Goff in the fourth. Willy Fox led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Linnenkohl. After Hyde got Tyler Smith looking on strikes for out number two, Goff hit a perfectly place ball to short left scoring Fox from second.

Florida State sent 10 batters to the plate in the bottom half of the fourth scoring five runs on six hits to take a 5-2 lead. With one out and Stidham and Jack Rye standing on second and third, respectively Mark Gildea ripped an RBI single up the middle scoring Rye. Stidham also scored on the play as Terry muffed the ball in center to tie the game at two. After a base hit up the middle by Ruairi O'Connor, Brandon Reichert drew a walk to load the bases for Thomas. Thomas drove in Gildea as he hit a fielder's choice groundout to short. Hallberg and Posey posted back-to-back, two-out RBI singles to push the Seminole lead to three.

The Seminoles added another run in the fifth on consecutive hits by Travis Anderson and Stidham. Anderson led off the inning with a ground-rule double down the line in right. Stidham followed with his second hit of the game lacing a single through the right side scoring Anderson from second to increase FSU's lead to 6-2.

FSU pushed a run across in the sixth courtesy of a passed ball to make the score 7-2. Thomas led things off with a double to the gap in left center. It was his 31st two-bagger of the season moving him into sole possession of third place all-time on the FSU single-season records list. Thomas would then move to third on a balk by Demon Deacon starter Garrett Bullock. With the left hand hitting Rye coming to the plate, Wake Forest made a pitching change bringing in Eric Niesen. Thomas would score with two outs on a passed ball with Anderson at the plate.

Bullock (4-2) went 5.2 innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on ten hits. He walked four and struck out two as he lost for just the second time this season both coming at the hands of Florida State.

Florida State recorded four consecutive hits in the bottom of the eighth including a triple by Posey, his second of the season. Reichert, Thomas and Hallberg posted three straight singles to start the inning and all of them came home on Posey's triple to the gap in left center. Posey would score two batters later on a sacrifice fly RBI by Tommy Oravetz.

Matt Fairel, Brian Chambers and Travis Burge each pitched a scoreless inning in relief for the Seminoles as the three relievers combined to allow three hits, one walk and two strikeouts.

Florida State and Miami will square-off on day three of the ACC Baseball Tournament. Game time is slated for 7:00 pm on Friday, May 25 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. The game will be televised live on FSN South, FSN Florida and CSS. The Seminoles will throw right hander Ryan Strauss, while the Hurricanes will counter with left hander Eric Erickson. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tony Thomas             2B        4  3  2   1  1  0  4  2
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  1  3   1  0  1  3  2
Buster Posey            C         5  1  2   4  0  0  6  1
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Travis Anderson         DH        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  1  2   1  2  1  0  4
Mark Gildea             CF        3  1  1   1  1  0  3  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  1  1   0  1  0  6  2
Michael Hyde            P                            0  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            1  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            1  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 11 14   9  7  4 27 12
Opp                              32  2  7   2  5  6 24 13

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Thomas (10), Brandon Reichart (5)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (31), Travis Anderson (6), Jason Stidham (17)
3B - FSU-Buster Posey (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Gildea (5)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde         W (10-2)   6.0  4  2  2  4  4
Matt Fairel                     1.0  3  0  0  0  0
Brian Chambers                  1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  2  2  5  6
Opp                  L          8.0 14 11 10  7  4


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MIAMI 9, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/25/2007, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Miami Downs Florida State 9-3 in ACC Baseball Tournament.

Tony Thomas, Jr. hits a home run and a double in the loss.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (47-10) dropped game two of the 2007 ACC Baseball Tournament falling to Miami (36-21) 9-3 Friday night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Tony Thomas, Jr. went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double, while Mark Gildea registered two hits in the loss. The Seminoles must now defeat Clemson on Saturday and have Wake Forest beat Miami to advance to Sunday's championship game.

Miami's Eric Erickson moved to 10-3 on the year as he pitched eight effective innings allowing three runs on seven hits. The freshman southpaw matched his career-high for innings pitched on Friday night as he struck out four and walked just one as he handed the Seminoles their first loss on Friday night in 17 games.

Jemile Weeks and Richard O'Brien provided the big hits in the win as both Hurricane batters drove in a game-high three RBI's. O'Brien hit a three-run homer in the second, while Weeks gave the Hurricanes the lead for good with a two-out, two RBI single in the fifth.

"Tonight Miami just took us to the woodshed," said head coach Mike Martin. "Eric Erickson is a very impressive pitcher. He's poised; he's got good stuff and locates well. He's a guy I am not looking forward to facing for the next two years."

Florida State got off to a good start in game two as Thomas led off the game with a double off the wall in left center. It was his team leading 32nd of the season. With Mark Hallberg at the plate, Thomas easily stole third and would score on a groundout by Hallberg to give the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead.

Miami grabbed the lead in the bottom of the second on O'Brien's three-run home run. Weeks started the inning beating out an infield single to short. Following a one-out walk to Gus Menendez, O'Brien unleashed his third round tripper against the Seminoles this year taking a 3-2 offering by FSU starter Ryan Strauss over the wall in right for the first home run hit in this year's tournament.

The Seminoles cut into the Hurricane lead with one swing of the bat courtesy of Thomas. With one out in the top of third, Thomas hit a solo shot just inside the foul pole in left for his 11th home run of the season. It was just the second round tripper given up by Erickson all year.

Miami pushed its lead to 5-2 on a key two-out hit by Weeks in the bottom of the fifth. A hit-by-pitch and an intentional walk came back to haunt Strauss and the Seminoles as Weeks delivered a two-out, two-RBI single through the right side of the infield to score Blake Tekotte and Yonder Alonso. The next batter Mark Sobolewski reached on a fielding error ending the evening for Strauss. Brian Chambers came on out of the bullpen, and after giving up a walk to Menendez to load the bases, got O'Brien striking out to end the inning.

Strauss' night ended after 4.2 innings as he was charged with five runs on six hits. He walked three, struck out one and hit a batter as Strauss did not make it out of the fifth inning for the fifth straight outing. The loss was his third of the season.

"Ryan, I thought he made one pitch I'm sure he wishes he had back. He made some good pitches; Miami just did a good job of hitting him. The one hit he wishes he had back was the ball to Weeks (in the fifth), when he singled to right. We were trying to throw that ball in a different spot," explained Martin.

Florida State strung together a little two-out action in the sixth to cut the deficit to 5-3. After two quick fly outs by Buster Posey and Jack Rye, designated hitter Travis Anderson roped a double down the left field line for his seventh two-bagger of the season. Freshman Jason Stidham followed with a single to right scoring Anderson from second.

The Hurricanes erupted for four runs on five hits in the bottom of the sixth to increase their lead to 9-3. Miami recorded four straight RBI hits including three after two outs in the innings. Weeks hit a triple to the gap in left center off Travis Burge scoring Dennis Raben all the way from first. Sobolewski followed with a single to left to cap the four-run sixth. Bo O'Dell came on to get the final out of the inning as he got Menendez to groundout to the mound.

Chambers and Burge combined for an inning in relief as they allowed four runs on five hits, two strikeouts and a walk.

O'Dell threw a perfect 1.1 innings, while Trent Jarvis threw a scoreless eighth as he walked a batter and struck out one.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday as they will square-off against Clemson on the third and final day of pool play at 2007 ACC Baseball Tournament. The Seminoles must defeat the Tigers on Saturday and then get a Wake Forest victory over Miami to advance to Sunday's championship game.

"We are going to throw Bryan Henry tomorrow and of course a lot of things have to happen. I know that Wake Forest is capable of beating anybody in the country, so it will be interesting to see what happens on Saturday if we can beat Clemson.

"Clemson is a very good baseball team. They are well coached and they have good pitching. It will be a ballgame in which we will have to do the little things successfully in order to win," explained Martin.

The game will be televised live on FSN South and Sports South. Fans can follow all the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  2  2   1  0  0  1  5
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  0   1  0  0  3  3
Buster Posey            C         3  0  1   0  1  0  3  0
  Brady Thomas          C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Travis Anderson         DH        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  1   1  0  1  0  1
Mark Gildea             CF        4  0  2   0  0  1  4  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  9  2
Ryan Strauss            P                            1  0
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  1
  Trent Jarvis          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  3  8   3  1  6 24 12
Opp                              33  9 11   9  5  4 27  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (13)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (32), Travis Anderson (7)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Gildea (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (11)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Thomas (29), Jack Rye (6)
CS - FSU-Buster Posey (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         L (9-3)    4.2  6  5  5  3  1
Brian Chambers                  0.1  1  2  2  1  1
Travis Burge                    0.2  4  2  2  0  1
Bo O'Dell                       1.1  0  0  0  0  0
Trent Jarvis                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             8.0 11  9  9  5  4
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CLEMSON 5, FLORIDA STATE 1
05/26/2007, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Eliminated From ACC Tournament After 5-1 Loss to Clemson.

Jack Rye collects three hits and an RBI in the loss.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (47-11) suffered back-to-back losses for just the second time this season as the Seminoles fell to No. 15 Clemson (38-21) 5-1 on Saturday afternoon at the 2007 ACC Baseball Tournament. The loss eliminated the Seminoles from the tournament in Jacksonville as FSU finished the championship with a record of 1-2, marking the first time in school history that FSU has not won at least two games in the tournament. Jack Rye collected three hits and an RBI, while Tony Thomas, Jr. recorded two hits in the defeat.

Clemson handed Bryan Henry (14-1) his first loss of the season as the Tigers unloaded for four runs, two earned, on nine hits. The senior right hander struck out five and walked just one. The loss was Henry's first since falling to Georgia in the NCAA Regional last year.

David Kopp moved his record to 6-2 as he pitched a complete game for the Tigers, the first by a Clemson pitcher this year. Kopp was just two outs away from shutting out the Seminoles for the first time since March 31, 2006, but an RBI double by Rye ruined that feat.

The Seminoles collected just six hits on Saturday tying the lowest output of the season. Rye and Thomas combined for five of the six hits, while Mark Gildea was responsible for the only other FSU hit.

Clemson broke through with a run in the bottom of the second to take an early 1-0 lead. With two outs, Addison Johnson hit a single up the middle scoring Taylor Harbin from second. The Tiger shortstop led off the inning with a single to right center and moved to second after Henry was called for a balk. After Harbin scored, J.D. Burgess hit a double down the line in left to place runners on second and third with two outs. But Henry got Brad Chalk to groundout to third to end the inning.

In the third inning, Thomas made Florida State history as he became the first Seminole to register 100 hits, 30 doubles and 30 stolen bases in a single-season. With two outs, Thomas recorded his second hit in as many at-bats with an infield single to third. On the very next pitch, Thomas swiped second for his 30th stolen base in 35 attempts this year. FSU could not get Thomas around to score as Hallberg groundout to short to close out the third.

The Tigers got another key two-out hit in the bottom of the fifth to push their lead to 2-0. Burgess led off the inning with his second double of the game finding the gap in right center. He then moved to third on a successful sacrifice bunt by Chalk. FSU looked as though they would get out of the inning unscathed after striking out Boyd and getting ahead of Marquez Smith with a 0-2 count. But the senior third baseman slapped a single to the right side just beyond the diving glove of Thomas to score Burgess for a two-run Clemson advantage.

Clemson pushed two more runs across in the sixth to push its lead to 4-0. A one-out error followed with by two singles and a walk ended the afternoon for Henry who lasted 5.1 innings, matching his shortest outing since February 23 against Appalachian State. After Harbin reached second on a throwing error by Hallberg, Doug Hogan singled to left driving in Harbin for the third run of the afternoon. Marshall was called on to replace Henry with one out and the bases loaded. The sophomore right hander got Burgess looking on strikes, but issued a bases loaded walk to Chalk to make the score 4-0.

The Tigers would add one more in the eighth on Chalk's RBI triple off the wall in right center. Four of the five runs scored by Clemson on Saturday came on two outs.

Florida State avoided the shutout thanks to an RBI double by Rye in the ninth. After Buster Posey reached on a fielding error by Kopp, D'Vontrey Richardson came on to pinch run for Posey and would come around to score on Rye's double to right center. Kopp recorded the final two outs to nail down the 5-1 victory.

The Seminoles will return to Tallahassee and await the announcement from the NCAA to see whether Florida State University will serve as a regional site host beginning Friday, June 1. The regional site announcement will occur on Sunday, May 27 at approximately 3:15 pm on ESPN. The field of 64 for this year's NCAA Baseball Championship will be revealed on Monday, May 28 at 12:30 pm on ESPN.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  2   0  0  0  5  1
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Buster Posey            C         4  0  0   0  0  0  7  2
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  3   1  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  5
Mark Gildea             CF        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        2  0  0   0  0  1  5  0
  Dennis Guinn          PH/1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Bryan Henry             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Danny Rosen           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  1  6   1  0  7 24  9
Opp                              32  5 10   5  4  8 27 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Mark Hallberg (7)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Jack Rye 2 (12)
3B - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Tony Thomas (30), Mark Gildea (8)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          L (14-1)   5.1  9  4  2  1  5
Jimmy Marshall                  1.2  0  0  0  2  1
Danny Rosen                     1.0  1  1  1  1  2
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FSU                             8.0 10  5  3  4  8
Opp                  W          9.0  6  1  0  0  7


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FLORIDA STATE 6, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 2
06/01/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Rallies for 6-2 Victory Over Bethune-Cookman in Opening Game of NCAA Tournament.

Mark Hallberg and Buster Posey combine for five hits and three RBI's in the win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (48-11) rallied from a two-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh to take the opening round game of the Tallahassee Regional with a 6-2 victory over Bethune-Cookman (33-26) on Friday night. The Seminoles were kept off the scoreboard through six innings before sending nine batters to the plate in a five-run seventh to take the lead for good. The win was FSU's 15th straight to open regional play. Mark Hallberg and Buster Posey provided a good portion of the offense on Friday night as the two combined for five hits, three RBI's and two runs scored. Hallberg gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game as he drove home Brandon Reichert on a double to the gap in right center. Buster Posey followed with a monster, two-run homer which cleared the scoreboard in left giving the Seminoles a 5-2 advantage.

"I got a 2-0 count, I was looking for a fastball over the plate," said Hallberg. "I got a fastball; put a good swing on it, the rest is history. It was a fun thing to be part of tonight."

Jason Stidham also had a two-hit night as he connected on his fifth home run of the season, a solo shot over the fence in right center. The freshman third baseman has now registered multiple hits in five of his last seven games.

"It was a heck of a ballgame," said head coach Mike Martin. "I'm very, very impressed with Rodriguez (Francisco Rodriguez). I thought he kept us off balance as well as anybody. He really was an impressive guy. Their whole team was very impressive but that is what you expect when you get to this point in the season."

Bethune-Cookman broke through first on a solo home run by Alejandro Jimenez. With one out in the second, Jimenez took the first pitch he saw from FSU starter Michael Hyde and sent it over the fence in right center for his sixth round tripper of the season. The Wildcats then registered back-to-back singles and a walk to load the bases for left fielder Neal Jones, who pushed B-CU's lead to 2-0 on a sacrifice fly RBI to left field scoring Drew Clark.

The Seminoles threatened in the third but left a pair of runners stranded in scoring position. Reichert drew a one out walk and advanced to third on a double to right by Hallberg. But Wildcat southpaw Francisco Rodriguez got Posey to groundout to second to end the inning.

Hyde settled down after the rocky second inning and set down nine consecutive Wildcat batters before giving up a single to shortstop Chris Henault with one out in top of the sixth. That would end the evening for the senior right hander as Hyde worked 5.1 innings giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out five as he earned the no decision. Hyde put together another impressive postseason performance in his third career start as a Seminole as he has now allowed just four runs covering 16.1 innings.

Freshman Matt Fairel came out of the bullpen and induced a groundball double play to close out the sixth.

In the seventh the Seminoles were finally able to solve Rodriguez chasing the senior southpaw after just four batters in the inning. FSU sent nine batters to the plate as they saw three different B-CU pitchers. Florida State scored five runs on four hits highlighted by Posey's monster two-run homer over the scoreboard. Stidham led off the inning with single to right and moved to second on a four pitch walk to D'Vontrey Richardson. Reichert followed with an RBI single to right field scoring Stidham and ending the evening for Rodriguez.

The Wildcat starter threw 6.1 innings giving up three runs on six hits. He struck out seven and walked three. Rodriguez kept the Seminole offense in check for six innings as he gave up four hits and allowed just one runner to get to third before the seventh inning. Rodriguez suffered the loss dropping his record to 10-4 on the year.

Felix Machado entered out of the pen to face Thomas and gave up a sacrifice fly RBI to center scoring Richardson and trying the game at two. Hallberg would give the Seminoles the lead for good as he laced a double to right center scoring Reichert all the way from first. Posey then pushed FSU's lead to 5-2 as he took a 1-0 offering from Machado and deposited it over the scoreboard for his third home run of the season.

"I felt pretty good," said Posey. "That's what I love about this time of year, playoff baseball. You can feel it not only in the stands, but with the team as well. I was pleased to come up with the big hit."

Stidham added an insurance run in the eighth blasting a solo home run to make the score 6-2. It was Stidham's second hit in as many innings and his fifth round tripper of the year.

The two home runs hit by Florida State marked the fourth time this year that the Seminoles registered two home runs in the same game.

Fairel (2-0) was lights out in relief as he threw 2.2 shutout innings. The freshman left hander did not give up a hit or walk while striking out one in picking up his second win of the season.

Travis Burge closed out the game pitching the ninth and ended the game in style as he struck out pinch hitter Jorge Velez.

"A lot of things impressed me about our club. One was Michael's (Hyde) perseverance. He just continued to battle when things weren't going exactly right for his team offensively and he kept his team in the game and gave us a chance. Then Matt (Fairel) came in and pitched beautifully and of course we know all of the big hits in the game. Buster's home run was huge and a lot of guys contributed greatly in the inning that we scored five," said Martin.

Florida State will return to action on Saturday, June 2 for day two of competition at the 2007 NCAA Tallahassee Regional. The Seminoles will square-off against Mississippi State at 7:00 pm. FSU will throw right hander Bryan Henry, while the Bulldogs will counter with left hander Justin Pigott. Saturday's game will be shown live on Sun Sports, while fans can also follow the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        3  0  0   1  0  1  0  2
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  1  2   1  0  0  2  1
Buster Posey            C         4  1  3   2  0  0  5  3
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  0   0  1  2  2  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  2  2   1  1  0  0  2
Mark Gildea             CF        4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    LF        3  1  0   0  1  2  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  1  1   1  1  0 12  2
Michael Hyde            P                            1  1
  Matt Fairel           P                            1  2
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  6  9   6  4  8 27 13
Opp                              31  2  7   2  3  7 24 10

2B - FSU-Mark Hallberg 2 (14)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (3), Jason Stidham (5)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Michael Hyde                    5.1  7  2  2  2  5
Matt Fairel          W (2-0)    2.2  0  0  0  0  1
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  2  2  3  7
Opp                  L          8.0  9  6  6  4  8


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MISSISSIPPI STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 0
06/02/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Mississippi State Blanks FSU 3-0 in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

The Bulldogs hold the Seminoles to a season low three base hits.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (48-12) will have to fight off elimination the rest of the tournament as Saturday night was not a good time for the Seminole bats to fall silent. Mississippi State (35-20) yielded just three hits to FSU, the fewest registered by the Seminole offense all season, as the Bulldogs shut out the Garnet and Gold 3-0 in a winner's bracket game of the 2007 NCAA Tallahassee Regional. The Seminoles must now win two games on Sunday and then a winner-take-all game on Monday to advance to their first Super Regional since 2005.

FSU was shutout for the first time all season and for the time since March 31, 2006 when North Carolina blanked the Seminoles 4-0. It was also the first time FSU was shutout in postseason play since the 1992 College World Series when Cal State Fullerton topped the Seminoles 6-0 in an elimination game.

The Bulldogs' Justin Pigott (6-6) was the story of the night as he stifled the Seminole batters all evening long. The junior southpaw allowed just three hits in seven plus innings. His night came to an end after he gave up a double to Brandon Reichert to leadoff the top of the eighth. He struck out three and walked one as he allowed three base runners to reach second all evening.

Aaron Weatherford was equally impressive as he pitched the final two innings to earn his fourth save of the season. The sophomore right hander struck out four of the seven batters that he faced and did not give up a hit to send the Bulldogs to the regional final on Sunday evening.

"I'm trying to remember when I had seen a game better pitched than I saw from (Justin) Pigott and (Aaron) Weatherford," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was just beautiful baseball. They deserved a tremendous amount of credit. That was excellent pitching."

Reichert, Buster Posey and Dennis Guinn had the only Seminole hits on Saturday night.

Bryan Henry (14-2) threw eight solid innings for the Seminoles but suffered his second loss in as many games. The senior right hander allowed three runs on six hits as he walked two and struck out five.

"Well I tell you, Bryan (Henry) will tell you this, that I don't know when he did it, put he pulled a groin and just to show what a fighter he is, going out there and pitching his heart out. This young man right here is a special person. He wasn't going to come out of the ballgame," stated Martin.

For the second straight night, Florida State fell behind early as Mississippi State scored a pair of runs in the top of the third to take a 2-0 lead. The Bulldogs began the inning with four consecutive hits including RBI singles by Brandon Turner and Edward Easley. With the second at-bat of the inning, centerfielder Jeffrey Rea recorded a double off the wall in right to become Mississippi State's all-time leading hitter with 329 hits. After two runs crossed the plate with nobody out and runners on first and second, Henry registered two quick outs as he got Mitch Moreland to ground into a double play. After a walk to Brian LaNinfa, the Bulldogs attempted a double steal. Buster Posey threw on to Mark Hallberg at second to get LaNinfa before Turner was able to cross home plate to end the inning.

The Seminoles best scoring chance all evening came in the seventh as they placed runners on first and second with two outs and D'Vontrey Richardson at the plate. After falling behind quickly 0-2, Richardson worked the count full and fouled off three consecutive pitches before Pigott was able to get Richardson to groundout softly to first to close out the inning.

Henry settled down after giving up two runs in the third as he set down 12 straight Bulldog hitters. But in the top of the eighth, Russ Snead recorded the first extra base hit of his career smashing his first career home run off the scoreboard in left center to increase MSU's lead to 3-0.

In the ninth, FSU got off to a good start as Jack Rye drew a four pitch walk. But the free pass wouldn't faze Weatherford as he struck out the next three batters to end the game.

"We know that we have our backs against the wall, but we're not eliminated. Tomorrow we know we are playing a very good Stetson club, a very good Stetson club. We have to come out and be ready to go," explained Martin.

Florida State will return to action on Sunday, June 3 for day three of competition at the 2007 NCAA Tallahassee Regional. The Seminoles will square-off against Stetson at 1:00 pm in an elimination game. FSU will throw right hander Ryan Strauss, while Stetson will counter with right hander Jake Hitchcock. Sunday's game will be shown live on Sun Sports, while fans can also follow the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  4  4
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  2
Buster Posey            C         4  0  1   0  0  0  5  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  2
Mark Gildea             CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    LF        2  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        3  0  1   0  0  0  9  0
Bryan Henry             P                            1  1
  Travis Burge          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  0  3   0  2  7 27 10
Opp                              32  3  6   3  2  5 27 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Brandon Reichart (15)
HR - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bryan Henry          L (14-2)   8.0  6  3  3  2  5
Travis Burge                    1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  6  3  3  2  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  3  0  0  2  7


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FLORIDA STATE 17, STETSON 1
06/03/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Avoids Elimination Downs Stetson 17-1.

Guinn, Reichert each record four RBI's, Strauss registers career-high 10th win of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - One win down, two more to go...Florida State (49-12) passed its first test with flying colors as they warded off elimination with a 17-1 victory over Stetson (35-21) on Saturday afternoon in the 2007 NCAA Tallahassee Regional. Ryan Strauss threw seven shutout innings in earning his career-high tenth victory of the season. The Seminoles will next play Mississippi State later this evening at 7:00 pm. FSU must defeat the Bulldogs twice, once on Sunday and then again on Monday, to advance to their first Super Regional since 2005.

Strauss (10-3) was impressive in his outing as he kept the Hatters off the scoreboard scattering six hits over seven innings of work. He struck out four and walked only one as it was the longest outing for Strauss since he threw seven innings against Virginia Tech back on April 15.

With the win the junior right hander became the third Seminole pitcher to record 10 or more wins in 2007 joining Bryan Henry (14 wins) and Michael Hyde (10 wins). The last time FSU had three pitchers with 10 or more wins in a season was 2003 when Matt Lynch (13), Trent Peterson (10) and Daniel Davidson (10) all reached the 10-win plateau. Since 1992, FSU has had a trio of pitchers with 10 or more wins five times.

Four Seminoles registered multiple hits including Tony Thomas, Jr., Buster Posey and Brandon Reichert who recorded three hits a piece. Mark Hallberg went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.

After going hitless in his first nine at-bats of this year's NCAA Tournament, Thomas broke the mini-slump with a 3-for-5 performance against the Hatters posting three singles and three runs scored.

Reichert tied a career-high with three hits, while recording four RBI's. It was the third time this year that Reichert registered four or more RBI's in a game this year.

Dennis Guinn had four RBI's on the afternoon with three coming on a home run in the seventh. FSU exploded for 11-runs in the seventh as the Seminoles sent 17 batters to the plate with Reichert and Thomas both recording two hits and two runs scored.

For the first time in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, Florida State grabbed the early lead thanks to one swing of the bat by Jason Stidham. The freshman third baseman took the first pitch that he saw from Stetson starter Jake Hitchcock and deposited it over the fence in right for his sixth home run of the season.

An error almost proved costly for the Seminoles in the bottom of the third as Stetson catcher Josh Clendenin reached on a throwing error by Stidham. Clendenin hit a groundball to Stidham who double clutched on the throw before sailing the ball over the head of Reichert at first. Clendenin would go to second on the play and then advance to third on a sacrifice bunt by Kevin Johnson. The Seminoles would get out of the inning without giving up a run as Hatter leadoff batter Shane Johnson grounded into a double play.

Johnson sent a groundball to Reichert at first, who threw on to Posey at home getting Clendenin in a run down. Stidham took the throw from Posey, tagged out Clendenin and then threw on to Tony Thomas covering second to get the sliding Johnson for the third out of the inning.

Florida State would increase its lead to 2-0 as Posey scored from third on a wild pitch. The sophomore catcher led off the fourth with a double to the gap in right center for his second hit in as many at-bats. Posey then moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jack Rye and would score with two outs on a wild pitch by Hitchcock.

The Seminoles pushed three runs across in the top of the fifth to take a 5-0 lead. Ohmed Danesh started the inning with a single up the middle followed by an RBI double to the wall by Mark Gildea scoring Danesh all the way from first. After Reichert reached on a fielder's choice, Thomas and Hallberg registered back-to-back singles including Hallberg's RBI hit up the middle plating Reichert.

With Posey due up next, Stetson called on Justin Dechert out of the bullpen relieving starter Jake Hitchcock. Hitchcock worked 4.1 innings as he allowed five runs, all earned, on seven hits.

FSU wrapped up the scoring in the fifth as Dechert unleashed a wild pitch to score Thomas.

The Hatters threatened once again in the bottom of the sixth as they placed runners on first and third with one out. But Strauss was able to get out of the jam as he induced an inning ending double play by designated hitter Brian Pruitt.

Stetson was forced to go to the bullpen for the second time in the game as the Seminoles added their sixth run of the game while loading the bases on three straight hits off Dechert. Gildea drew a leadoff walk and after stealing second, came around to score on Reichert's single up the middle. Thomas and Hallberg followed once again with back-to-back singles to load the bases ending the afternoon for Dechert.

Blake Marsocci replaced Dechert and faced just one batter as he walked Posey with the bases loaded. Posey was credited with an RBI on the play as Reichert scored to increase the FSU lead to 7-0.

The Hatters went to the bullpen yet again and brought on lefty Ian Thompson to face Rye. Rye would grab his first RBI of the tournament as he sent a sac-fly to right scoring Thomas for an 8-0 advantage. Guinn blew the game open as he ripped a three-run blast off the scoreboard in left. It was his first home run since returning to the line-up after injuring his right knee.

Florida State would go on to add five more runs all on two outs to push the lead 16-0. The Seminoles would send 17 batters to the plate in the seventh with Reichert and Thomas each posting two hits. Guinn registered four RBI's in the inning, while Guinn drove in three. Posey also had multiple RBI's in the inning with two. Pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz collected the other RBI in the inning as he was hit by a pitch to score Thomas.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 17-0 on an RBI single by Reichert. D'Vontrey Richardson led off the eighth with a double to the gap in right center and scored on Reichert's hit to center.

A 52 minute rain delay ended the afternoon for Strauss. After play resumed, Brian Chambers came on to throw the final two innings. He allowed a run on two hits as he gave up a home run to Jordan in the bottom of the eighth.

The Seminoles defeated the Hatters in an elimination game for the second time in three games in NCAA Tournament play.

The win also moved head coach Mike Martin into sole possession of fourth place on the NCAA all-time career wins list. Martin surpassed Texas Tech's Larry Hays on the list with victory number 1,484 on Sunday afternoon.

Florida State will return to action later this evening as the Seminoles square-off against Mississippi State on day three of competition at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. The Seminoles must defeat the Bulldogs twice to advance to next week's Super Regional. The second game on Sunday featuring FSU and Mississippi State will be shown live on Sun Sports, while fans can also follow the action over the Internet. Gametracker will be available for the contest along with live radio broadcast courtesy of 1270 the TEAM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        5  3  3   0  0  0  2  1
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Mark Hallberg           SS        4  2  2   1  1  0  1  2
  Stephen Cardullo      SS        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            C         4  2  3   2  1  1  3  1
  Michael Hyde          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Brady Thomas          C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  0  0   1  0  0  3  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  0  1   1  0  0  1  1
Dennis Guinn            DH        5  1  1   4  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        4  2  1   1  0  0  1  6
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  1  1   0  0  2  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-CF     1  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
  Travis Anderson       LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        5  3  3   4  0  0  8  1
  Bo O'Dell             PR-1B     0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  2
  Brian Chambers        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 17 18  15  5  3 27 14
Opp                              32  1  8   1  1  4 27  7

E - FSU-Jason Stidham (14)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (21), Tommy Oravetz (5), D'Vontrey Richardson (5), Mark Gildea (10), Brandon Reichart (16)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (5), Jason Stidham (6)
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (8), Jason Stidham (9)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (2)
SF - FSU-Jack Rye (5)
SB - FSU-Mark Hallberg (11), Mark Gildea (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Ryan Strauss         W (10-3)   7.0  6  0  0  1  4
Brian Chambers                  2.0  2  1  1  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  8  1  1  1  4
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MISSISSIPPI STATE 9, FLORIDA STATE 4
06/03/2007, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU's Season Ends With a 9-4 Loss to Mississippi State.

Jack Rye went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI's in the loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. And unfortunately for Florida State it ended unexpectedly on Sunday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles quest for a return to the College World Series came up just short as Mississippi State defeated FSU 9-4 to claim the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on Sunday evening. The Bulldogs scored six runs, three in each of the first and third innings, and got a solid pitching performance from Josh Johnson to advance to next week's Super Regional.

Florida State hit the ball hard on Sunday night but couldn't seem to find the breaks as the Bulldogs limited the Seminoles to just four runs on six hits.

Jack Rye had an outstanding game as he crushed two home runs to right field. His first came with two outs in the top of the first and his second in the sixth. He drove in three of the Seminole runs, while Mark Hallberg was responsible for the other one.

It looked as though Florida State would go quietly in the top of the first as Mississippi State starter Josh Johnson got two quick outs. But a walk to Buster Posey opened the door for Jack Rye's two-run homer over the right field fence. The junior right fielder skied a 1-0 offering from Johnson to right to give the Seminoles an early 2-0 lead.

Mississippi State answered right back in its half of the first with two home runs to take a 3-2 lead. Jeffrey Rea led off the game with a walk and scored on Brandon Turner's two-run homer to left. FSU starter Danny Rosen answered with back-to-back strikeouts, but let one get away as he offered up a solo shot to Brian LaNinfa to give the Bulldogs a one-run lead.

In the top of the third, the Seminoles evened the game at three on an RBI single by Mark Hallberg. With one out, Tony Thomas, Jr. laced a double off the screen in right center for his 33rd two-bagger of the season. It moved Thomas into a tie for second all-time for doubles in a single-season at FSU with John-Ford Griffin who hit 33 in 2000. The junior second baseman then stole third and scored on Hallberg's single up the middle.

The Bulldogs had an answer once again as they tallied three runs in the bottom of the third to take a 6-3 advantage. Rosen got the first two outs of the inning but then hit two batters and a walked one to load the bases for Russ Sneed. Sneed once again hurt the Seminoles as he drove in two on a single to left scoring Mitch Moreland and LaNinfa. After a single by Wyn Diggs loaded the bases for the second time in the inning, Jet Butler hit a single off the glove of Rosen to score Joseph McCaskill.

That would end the night for Rosen as the junior right hander was pulled after 2.2 innings. Matt Fairel entered the game and got Jeffrey Rea to strike out swinging to end the threat.

MSU added another run in the bottom of the fourth as Moreland blasted an RBI double to deep centerfield scoring catcher Edward Easley to make the score 7-3.

Florida State cut into the lead in the sixth on Rye's second home run of the game. Rye crushed the first pitch from Johnson over the fence in right to cut the deficit to 7-4. Travis Anderson was the last Seminole to hit two home runs in a game as he hit a pair against Maryland back on May 4 of this year.

After throwing 99 pitches, Johnson's night would come to a close as the Bulldog right hander allowed four runs on five hits. He struck out six and walked two leaving the game as the pitcher of record.

Freshman Ricky Bowen entered in the top of seventh and got things started with a strikeout to Mark Gildea. Brandon Reichert and Thomas followed with a single and a walk, respectively. After a long fly ball out to right field by Hallberg, Posey walked to load the bases for Rye. But Rye, who hit two home runs in three previous at-bats in the game, hit a groundball to second to end the inning keeping the score at 7-4.

Mississippi State added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth thanks to a two-RBI single by Moreland with the bases loaded. The Bulldogs registered four consecutive hits off Fairel including Moreland's big hit to gave MSU a 9-4 lead.

Jimmy Marshall replaced Fairel and struck out the next two batters to end the Mississippi State eighth.

Matt Fairel was outstanding in relief as he kept the Seminoles in the ball game. The freshman southpaw pitched a career-high 4.2 innings allowing three runs on eight hits. He did not walk a batter, while recording a career-high six strikeouts.

Aaron Weatherford and Moreland pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively as they shut down the Seminoles. Both pitchers did not allow a hit as they struck out three and walked one sending the Bulldogs to the Super Regional for the first time since 2001.

Five Seminoles were recognized on the NCAA Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament team including catcher Buster Posey, first baseman Brandon Reichert, shortstop Mark Hallberg, outfielder Jack Rye and pitcher Ryan Strauss.

Florida State ends the year at 49-13. The Seminoles finished the year hitting .350 as a team shattering the previous school record of .337 set in 1980. The mark is also a new ACC record surpassing Georgia Tech's .347 batting average set in 2001.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tony Thomas             2B        4  1  1   0  1  1  2  6
Mark Hallberg           SS        5  0  1   1  0  0  1  2
Buster Posey            C         2  1  0   0  2  0 11  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  2   3  0  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           3B        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Mark Gildea             CF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  CF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Brandon Reichart        1B        4  0  1   0  0  0  8  2
Danny Rosen             P                            1  0
  Matt Fairel           P                            1  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
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FSU                              33  4  6   4  5 10 24 12
Opp                              37  9 14   9  2 11 27  8

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (33)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye 2 (10)
HBP - Opp-3
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Thomas (31)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Danny Rosen          L (2-2)    2.2  6  6  6  2  3
Matt Fairel                     4.2  8  3  3  0  6
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             8.0 14  9  9  2 11
Opp                  W          9.0  6  4  4  5 10


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