Florida State Baseball - 2008 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 2008 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Rod Delmonico, Volunteer Assistant
Mike Martin, Jr., Assistant Coach, Third Base, Catchers
Jamey Shouppe, Assistant Coach, Pitchers, Recruiting Coordinator

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2008 FSU Baseball Media Guide


2007-08 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Parker Brunelle, 6-2, 190, C, Snellville, GA

Calvin Brutus, 6-4, 204, P, Hardee

Tony Delmonico, 194, IF, Knoxville, TN

John Doolittle, 6-1, 192, C, Newnan, GA

Taiwan Easterling, 5-11, 192, P-OF, Hattiesburg, MS

Tyler Everett, 6-2, 202, P, Tallahassee

Ben Francis, 6-3, 205, P, Panama City

John Gast, 6-2, 216, P, Longwood

Tyler Holt, 5-11, 175, OF, Gainesville

Matt Kane, 6-1, 198, C, Lake Worth

Michael Martinez, 6-3, 220, P, Miami

Mike McGee, 6-0, 172, P, Port Saint Lucie

Geoff Parker, 6-3, 245, P, Dade City

Mark Peterson, 6-4, 184, P, Fort Pierce

Nick Polston, 6-1, 220, IF, Lake Wales

Jack Posey, 6-1, 224, IF, Leesburg, GA

Luke Smierciak, 5-10, 163, P-OF, Gainesville

Stuart Tapley, 5-10, 204, IF, Orlando

Nick Vickerson, 6-0, 195, IF, Tuscaloosa, AL

Ryan Vigue, 6-0, 182, P, Merritt Island

Elih Villanueva, 6-2, 235, P, Miami


2007-08 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  7 Parker Brunelle       C       S-R  6-2   190  Fr        Snellville, GA (Wesleyan)
  20 Calvin Brutus         P       R-R  6-4   204  Jr        Hardee (South Florida CC)
* 38 Stephen Cardullo      IF      R-R  5-11  212  So   *    Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
*  2 Ohmed Danesh          OF      L-L  6-0   197  So   *    Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
*  3 Tony Delmonico        IF      R-R        194  Jr        Knoxville, TN (Tennessee)
  31 John Doolittle        C       R-R  6-1   192  Fr        Newnan, GA (Northgate)
  23 Taiwan Easterling     P-OF    R-R  5-11  192  Fr        Hattiesburg, MS (Oak Grove)
* 28 Tyler Everett         P       L-R  6-2   202  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 32 Matt Fairel           P       L-L  6-2   203  So   *    Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 30 Ben Francis           P       R-R  6-3   205  So        Panama City (Mosley/Gulf Coast JC)
* 22 John Gast             P       L-L  6-2   216  Fr        Longwood (Lake Brantley)
* 24 Dennis Guinn          1B      R-R  6-0   208  Sr   ***  Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 15 Tyler Holt            OF      R-R  5-11  175  Fr        Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 33 Trent Jarvis          P       L-L  6-3   225  Sr-R **   Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
  19 Matt Kane             C       S-R  6-1   198  Fr        Lake Worth (Palm Beach Central)
  37 Neil Malpass          OF-P    L-R  6-2   196  Sr-R      Niceville (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 26 Jimmy Marshall        P       R-R  6-1   209  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
  30 Michael Martinez      P       L-L  6-3   220  Fr        Miami (Columbus)
* 25 Mike McGee            P       R-R  6-0   172  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
*  9 Ruairi O'Connor       OF      R-R  6-0   218  Jr-R **   River Forest, IL (Oak Park-River Forest)
* 16 Bo O'Dell             P       R-R  6-2   193  Jr   *    Kissimmee (Osceola/Seminole CC)
*  6 Tommy Oravetz         IF      L-R  5-10  183  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 21 Geoff Parker          P       R-R  6-3   245  Fr        Dade City (Zephyrhills)
  17 Mark Peterson         P       L-L  6-4   184  Fr        Fort Pierce (Lincoln Park Academy)
  23 Nick Polston          IF      R-R  6-1   220  Jr        Lake Wales (South Florida CC)
*  8 Buster Posey          C-P     R-R  6-2   200  Jr   **   Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
*  5 Jack Posey            IF      R-R  6-1   224  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 46 Jack Rye              OF      L-L  6-1   200  Sr   ***  Irvine, CA (Woodbridge)
* 10 Luke Smierciak        P-OF    R-R  5-10  163  Fr        Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 13 Jason Stidham         IF      L-R  5-11  173  So   *    Palm Bay (Melbourne)
* 14 Ryan Strauss          P-OF    R-R  6-2   202  Sr   ***  Tampa (Bloomingdale)
*  1 Stuart Tapley         IF      R-R  5-10  204  Fr        Orlando (Boone)
  51 Scott Thorson         P       L-L  6-4   203  Fr-R      Deltona (Pine Ridge)
* 20 Nick Vickerson        IF      R-R  6-0   195  Fr        Tuscaloosa, AL (Hillcrest)
* 35 Ryan Vigue            P       L-L  6-0   182  Fr        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
* 27 Elih Villanueva       P       R-R  6-2   235  Jr        Miami (Miami Dade CC)

2007-08 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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*  1 Stuart Tapley         IF      R-R  5-10  204  Fr        Orlando (Boone)
*  2 Ohmed Danesh          OF      L-L  6-0   197  So   *    Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
*  3 Tony Delmonico        IF      R-R        194  Jr        Knoxville, TN (Tennessee)
*  5 Jack Posey            IF      R-R  6-1   224  Fr        Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
*  6 Tommy Oravetz         IF      L-R  5-10  183  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  7 Parker Brunelle       C       S-R  6-2   190  Fr        Snellville, GA (Wesleyan)
*  8 Buster Posey          C-P     R-R  6-2   200  Jr   **   Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
*  9 Ruairi O'Connor       OF      R-R  6-0   218  Jr-R **   River Forest, IL (Oak Park-River Forest)
* 10 Luke Smierciak        P-OF    R-R  5-10  163  Fr        Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 13 Jason Stidham         IF      L-R  5-11  173  So   *    Palm Bay (Melbourne)
* 14 Ryan Strauss          P-OF    R-R  6-2   202  Sr   ***  Tampa (Bloomingdale)
* 15 Tyler Holt            OF      R-R  5-11  175  Fr        Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 16 Bo O'Dell             P       R-R  6-2   193  Jr   *    Kissimmee (Osceola/Seminole CC)
  17 Mark Peterson         P       L-L  6-4   184  Fr        Fort Pierce (Lincoln Park Academy)
  19 Matt Kane             C       S-R  6-1   198  Fr        Lake Worth (Palm Beach Central)
  20 Calvin Brutus         P       R-R  6-4   204  Jr        Hardee (South Florida CC)
* 20 Nick Vickerson        IF      R-R  6-0   195  Fr        Tuscaloosa, AL (Hillcrest)
* 21 Geoff Parker          P       R-R  6-3   245  Fr        Dade City (Zephyrhills)
* 22 John Gast             P       L-L  6-2   216  Fr        Longwood (Lake Brantley)
  23 Taiwan Easterling     P-OF    R-R  5-11  192  Fr        Hattiesburg, MS (Oak Grove)
  23 Nick Polston          IF      R-R  6-1   220  Jr        Lake Wales (South Florida CC)
* 24 Dennis Guinn          1B      R-R  6-0   208  Sr   ***  Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 25 Mike McGee            P       R-R  6-0   172  Fr        Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
* 26 Jimmy Marshall        P       R-R  6-1   209  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 27 Elih Villanueva       P       R-R  6-2   235  Jr        Miami (Miami Dade CC)
* 28 Tyler Everett         P       L-R  6-2   202  Fr        Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 30 Ben Francis           P       R-R  6-3   205  So        Panama City (Mosley/Gulf Coast JC)
  30 Michael Martinez      P       L-L  6-3   220  Fr        Miami (Columbus)
  31 John Doolittle        C       R-R  6-1   192  Fr        Newnan, GA (Northgate)
* 32 Matt Fairel           P       L-L  6-2   203  So   *    Winter Haven (Winter Haven)
* 33 Trent Jarvis          P       L-L  6-3   225  Sr-R **   Destin (Fort Walton Beach)
* 35 Ryan Vigue            P       L-L  6-0   182  Fr        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
  37 Neil Malpass          OF-P    L-R  6-2   196  Sr-R      Niceville (Niceville/Okaloosa-Walton CC)
* 38 Stephen Cardullo      IF      R-R  5-11  212  So   *    Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 46 Jack Rye              OF      L-L  6-1   200  Sr   ***  Irvine, CA (Woodbridge)
  51 Scott Thorson         P       L-L  6-4   203  Fr-R      Deltona (Pine Ridge)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

4/27/2007 - Casey Whitmer will transfer to Texas at the end of the 2007 season.
6/11/2007 - Mark Gildea signed a pro contract with the Washington Nationals.
6/16/2007 - Mark Hallberg signed a pro contract with the Arizona Diamonbacks.
6/25/2007 - Travis Burge informed FSU he will transfer to Troy.
8/11/2007 - Danny Rosen signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The following players also transferred to other schools: Nicholas DeBacker, Caleb Graham (South Florida), Devin Gonzalez (Tallahassee Community College), Stephen Ochs (Georgia), Bobby Rauh, Brady Thomas and Scott Thorson.


Buster Posey Named ACC Player Of The Year; Five Seminoles Garner All-ACC Honors.

Posey becomes the fifth Seminole to take home the league's Player of the Year award.

May 19, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State, the second seed in this week's ACC Baseball Championship, placed a combined five student-athletes on this year's All-ACC first and second teams as announced today by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford. For the second year in a row and for the fifth time overall, a Seminole walked away with the league's top honor as junior Buster Posey was named ACC Player of the Year. The league postseason awards are selected by a vote of the league's 12 head coaches.

In what has been an outstanding season thus far for the junior catcher, Posey currently leads the league in seven statistical categories and is ranked in the top 10 in four others. The Leesburg, Ga., native leads the ACC in batting average (.471), hits (96), runs scored (75), runs batted in (68), total bases (175), on-base percentage (.571) and slugging percentage (.858). In addition, Posey is second in home runs (17), tied for fourth in doubles (20), tied for fifth in triples (4) and sixth in walks (45). He was just as impressive in league play as the right hander batted .479 in 30 games in leading the Seminoles to a 24-6 record.

Posey has also had a stellar season on the defensive end posting a .982 fielding percentage with 51 starts behind the plate. He is throwing out 41.7 percent of would be base stealers on the year while registering six pick offs. The right hander has also made eight appearances on the mound and is a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities. Posey has struck out 10 batters and has not allowed a run in 7.1 innings of work.

This marks the first time in school history that Florida State has captured ACC Player of the Year accolades in back-to-back seasons. Posey joins J.D. Drew (1997), Marshall McDougall (1999), John-Ford Griffin (2001) and Tony Thomas, Jr. (2007) as past Seminoles to be recognized as ACC Player of the Year.

Florida State landed three first team selections and two second team honorees in 2008. Joining Posey on the first team are senior outfielder Jack Rye and junior right hander Elih Villanueva.

Rye and Posey were the only two players to finish the regular season batting over .400 as the Rye hit .404 in 49 games. The Irvine, Calif., product collected 69 hits including 10 doubles and six home runs, while drawing 41 walks. He is currently second on the team in stolen bases with 11.

Villanueva went 6-2 during the regular season with a 3.10 ERA. He leads the team in strikeouts with 79 and ranks second in innings pitched throwing 81.1 in 13 starts. The Miami, Fla., native threw a complete game victory over Maryland and has struck out at least eight batters in six of 13 games.

Earning All-ACC second team honors this year are Tony Delmonico and Matt Fairel. Delmonico, a transfer from Tennessee, started all 55 games during the regular season and ranks in the top 10 in three offensive categories. He is currently hitting .361 on the year while posting a .341 average during league play. In his first year as a starter, Fairel went 9-2 with a 3.28 ERA. He leads the team in innings pitched (82.1) and is second in strikeouts with 78. Fairel won his first eight decisions to start the season and threw into the fifth inning in all 13 starts.

Florida State will open the ACC Baseball Tournament on Wednesday, May 21 at 5:00 pm against Wake Forest.


Seminoles' Posey Wins Dick Howser Award As Top Collegiate Baseball Player.

Posey to lead Florida State into College World Series beginning Saturday.

June 14, 2008

OMAHA, NE - Buster Posey, Florida State's slugging catcher and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year as well as 2008 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine's Academic Baseball Player of the Year, is the 22nd annual recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Whitney Bank.

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) selected Posey in a vote of over 300 members of the NCBWA and Dick Howser Trophy Committee from an initial field of more than 700 nominees in 2008.

The presentation was made prior to the Seminoles' first game of the 2008 NCAA College World Series against Stanford at Rosenblatt Stadium.

Posey, a consensus All-America First-Team selection in 2008, is a 6-2, 200 pound junior standout from Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County High School.

The fifth player chosen in the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year players draft by the San Francisco Giants, Posey enters the CWS with an NCAA-leading .460 batting average and is ranked in the top 10 in seven other different NCAA statistical categories. Through 66 games he ranks first in the NCAA with 92 RBI, 26 home runs (tied for first place), 114 hits, 88 runs scores, a .564 on base percentage and 220 total bases. He sports a slugging percentage of .887 and is on of the top defensive catchers in the county with just eight errors in 474 chances for a .983 fielding percentage.

He has led Florida State to a 54-12 record, the ACC Atlantic Division regular season championship for the second consecutive season. He earned All-ACC First-Team honors fore the second consecutive season and was named to the All-ACC Tournament team.

Posey led the Seminoles to the championship of both the NCAA Tallahassee Regional and the Tallahassee Super Regional. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tallahassee Regional.

"Buster Posey epitomizes the spirit and persona of Dick Howser, who also starred as a student-athlete at Florida State," said Howser Trophy Committee chairman David Feaster of the Greater St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. "His academic, athletic, leadership and character qualities make him a very logical recipient of this year's Whitney Bank Dick Howser Trophy. On behalf of the Dick Howser Trophy committee, the NCBWA and all involved, I send our hearties congratulations."

Posey is the second Seminole to earn the Dick Howser Award; J.D. Drew earned the award in 1997.


Buster Posey Recipient Of Johnny Bench Award.

The award is presented to the nation's top collegiate catcher.

June 27, 2008

WICHITA, KS - Buster Posey was the recipient of the 2008 Johnny Bench Award as announced by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission in conjunction with AT&T and Papa John's Pizza Friday, June 27 at the Greater Wichita Sports Banquet. The award is presented annually to the nation's top collegiate catcher as voted on by Division I baseball coaches.

This marks the second straight year that Posey was named a finalist for the Bench Award. He finished second in the balloting a season ago becoming the first sophomore to achieve such a feat.

The other two finalists in 2008 included Stanford University's Jason Castro and Coastal Carolina's Dock Doyle.

"I am so excited for Buster," said head coach Mike Martin, who was in attendance at the banquet Friday night. "Buster had an outstanding season and is very deserving of this award. His outstanding play both on the offensive and defensive side played a major role in helping our ball club get back to the College World Series. Plus, I have to give a lot of credit to both Michael (Martin, Jr.) and Jamey (Shouppe) for coming up with the idea of moving Buster behind the plate after his freshman year. It was a move that paid huge dividends for our program over these last two years."

Posey finished the season as the national leader in six offensive categories including batting average, hits, RBI, total bases, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. The Leesburg, Ga., native became just the fourth student-athlete in Atlantic Coast Conference history to capture baseball's version of the triple crown as he finished the season leading the league in batting average (.463), home runs (26) and RBI (93).

Just last week, Posey was honored for his stellar work behind the plate claiming the Rawlings Gold Glove Award as he posted a .983 fielding percentage in 62 starts. He closed out the 2008 campaign throwing out 40.7 percent of would be base stealers while registering six pick offs. Posey committed just eight errors on the year closing out the season with a 12-game errorless streak. He had just four errors over his last 62 games.

Posey was named Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and Rivals.com in 2008. He also captured the Dick Howser Trophy and received consensus first team All-America accolades. Posey added Most Outstanding Player of the Tallahassee Regional after hitting .474 (9-for-19) with five home runs and 13 RBIs in leading Florida State back to the College World Series for the first time since 2000.

In the ACC, the junior catcher was named Player of the Year while nabbing first team accolades for the second consecutive year. He finished the regular season batting .479 in 30 league games leading the Seminoles to their second straight Atlantic Division title and the number two overall seed in the ACC Baseball Championship.

Posey was chosen fifth overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 2008 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.


Buster Posey Claims Brooks Wallace Award.

Posey becomes the first Seminole to win the Wallace Award.

July 2, 2008

LUBBOCK, TX - The Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award Selection Committee has named Florida State All-American catcher Buster Posey of Leesburg, Ga., as the fifth recipient of the award, which was presented in a national telecast (FCS) on Wednesday evening at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

Posey conquered an elite field of 15 other semifinalists and finalists including consensus All-American shortstop Gordon Beckham of Georgia and pitcher Brian Matusz of San Diego. He will be honored Thursday afternoon in the Fourth on Broadway parade festivities along with the College Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2008.

The FSU standout was also named ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic Baseball Player of the Year for his classroom talents which follows many of the life tenets of the late Brooks Wallace.

The Wallace Award is a dedication to the memory of the former Texas Tech player and assistant coach. Wallace was a slick-fielding shortstop at Tech from 1977-80. A four-year starter, he was named All-Southwest Conference and All-District VII his senior year. He led the Red Raiders to their first-ever appearance in the Southwest Conference Tournament in 1980. After playing two years in the Texas Rangers organization, he returned to Texas Tech and served as a graduate assistant and later as an assistant coach.

In the summer of 1984, he was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously until his death on March 24, 1985, at age 27. The Plano, Texas, native was married to the former Sandy Arnold and they had one daughter, Lindsay Ryan.

Posey, the recipient of Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and Rivals.com Player of the Year honors and the 2008 Dick Howser Trophy, is also a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award which will be announced on July 16. He also won the 2008 Johnny Bench Award presented to the nation's top collegiate catcher as well as Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. The junior standout and Academic All-American selection from Leesburg, Ga., was the fifth player selected overall in the '08 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants.

He was among the top 10 in seven NCAA individual statistical categories in '08 with a .463 batting average, 89 runs, and 93 RBI. Posey collected 119 hits in 257 official trips to the plate, a .879 slugging percentage, .566 on-base percentage, and just eight errors in 68 games and 483 chances for a .983 fielding percentage.

He smashed five hits in two games at the College World Series and helped coach Mike Martin's Seminoles roll up a 54-14 record and the school's 19th trip to the CWS. FSU also played in the NCAA tournament for a school-record 31st consecutive campaign.

Posey batted an ACC-leading .479 in 30 ACC games and was the fourth ACC standout to win the conference's hallowed triple crown - leading the league in average, home runs and RBIs.

Posey played all nine positions against Savannah State on May 12 and scored runs in 55 of FSU's 68 games. He also had at least one RBI in 50 of the Seminoles' 68 contests.

Past winners included Kurt Suzuki of Cal State Fullerton (2004), Alex Gordon of Nebraska (2005), and Brad Lincoln of Houston (2006). Last year's winner David Price of Vanderbilt was the number one choice in the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

The 2008 Brooks Wallace Award will re-air nationally at a later time on Fox College Sports. Stay tuned to www.seminoles.com for further broadcast details.


Seminoles' Posey Wins Golden Spikes Award As Nation's Top Collegiate Baseball Player.

Posey wins coveted award as top collegiate player.

July 16, 2008.

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Buster Posey capped off one of the greatest seasons in Florida State history winning the 2008 Golden Spikes Award as announced by USA Baseball Wednesday afternoon in downtown New York City. Posey becomes the fourth Seminole to capture the Golden Spikes Award joining Mike Fuentes (1981), Mike Loynd (1986) and J.D. Drew (1997) as past winners. Since the award's inception in 1978, Florida State leads the nation with four Golden Spikes Award recipients moving ahead of Arizona State and Cal State Fullerton with three award winners each.

The other finalists for the Golden Spikes Award included San Diego's Brian Matusz, Georgia's Gordon Beckham, Missouri's Aaron Crow and Brett Wallace of Arizona State.

Posey wrapped up his junior season as arguably the most decorated player ever to come out of Florida State. The Leesburg, Ga., native won every major Player of the Year award in 2008 claiming the Dick Howser Trophy and Brooks Wallace Award while capturing the Johnny Bench Award given to the nation's top collegiate catcher. He was also named Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and Rivals.com. Posey added Most Outstanding Player of the Tallahassee Regional to his list of accolades after hitting .474 (9-for-19) with five home runs and 13 RBIs in leading Florida State back to the College World Series for the first time since 2000.

The consensus first team All-American finished the season as the national leader in six offensive categories including batting average, hits, RBI, total bases, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. Posey became just the fourth student-athlete in Atlantic Coast Conference history to capture baseball's version of the triple crown as he finished the season leading the league in batting average (.463), home runs (26) and RBI (93).

Posey was honored for his stellar work behind the plate claiming a Rawlings Gold Glove Award as he posted a .983 fielding percentage in 62 starts. He closed out the 2008 campaign throwing out 40.7 percent of would be base stealers while registering six pick offs. Posey committed just eight errors on the year closing out the season with a 12-game errorless streak. He had just four errors over his last 62 games.

"This is one of the most memorable moments in Florida State baseball history," said head coach Mike Martin. "Buster Posey has done something that I have never seen in my 34 years as a college coach and I doubt I will ever see it again. I am literally astounded by Buster's accomplishment of capturing ever major award given to a college baseball player in a given year. I am very proud of Buster and very happy for him and his family."

In the ACC, the junior catcher was named Player of the Year while nabbing first team accolades for the second consecutive year. He finished the regular season batting .479 in 30 league games leading the Seminoles to their second straight Atlantic Division title and the number two overall seed in the ACC Baseball Championship.

Posey's success continued in the classroom as he was named CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic Player of the Year. The junior catcher is a three-time member of the Dean's List while earning President's List honors (4.0 GPA) in the fall of 2007. He has been named to the ACC Academic team twice and is a two-time member of the ACC Honor Roll. A finance major, Posey has posted over a 3.8 G.P.A. in his first three seasons at Florida State.

Posey was chosen fifth overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 2008 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.

The Golden Spikes Award was held in conjunction with the 79th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium. The Spikes finalists attended both Monday's Home Run Derby and Tuesday's All-Star Game and was treated to a little baseball history both nights. Minnesota's Justin Morneau beat out Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers to the capture the Home Run Derby. Despite falling in the finals, Hamilton set an All-Star Home Run Derby record hitting 28 home runs in the first round. On Tuesday, the American League defeated the National League 4-3 in 15 innings capping the longest game in history (4 hours, 50 minutes). The win extended the AL's unbeaten streak over the NL to 12 games giving the American League representative home field advantage in this year's World Series.

Posey was accompanied at the awards cermeony by Florida State Assistant Coach Mike Martin, Jr. The Seminoles' third base caoch and hitting instructor, Martin helped the Seminoles establish a school record wtih a team batting average of .355 during the 2008 season.

Florida State alum and current Boston Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew was named MVP of the Mid Summer Classic going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a single.


2008 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Matt Fairel              Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 2nd Team All-American

Tyler Holt               Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Mike McGee               Rivals.Com - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         Ping - Freshman All-American - Honorable Mention

Geoff Parker             Ping - 1st Team Freshman All-American

Buster Posey             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

Jack Rye                 American Baseball Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
                         Ping - 2nd Team All-American

Stuart Tapley            Collegiate Baseball - Freshman All-American
                         Rivals.Com - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 2nd Team Freshman All-American
                         Ping - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

All-Americans -  7

2008 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
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Kevin Cash               36-30   C-3B               Boston Red Sox
Matt Diaz                23      OF                 Atlanta Braves
J.D. Drew                 7      OF                 Boston Red Sox
Stephen Drew              6      SS                 Arizona Diamondbacks
Doug Mientkiewicz        16      1B-3B-OF           Pittsburgh Pirates
Scott Proctor            45      P                  Los Angeles Dodgers

Noles in the Pros -  6

2007-08 Schedules 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
02/23
Ref
H
DUQUESNE
W 14-3
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/23
Ref
H
DUQUESNE
W 15-3
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
H
DUQUESNE
W 15-3
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
A
AUBURN
W 7-5
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/29
Ref
A
AUBURN
W 6-5
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/01
Ref
H
AUBURN
W 4-3
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/02
Ref
H
AUBURN
W 10-1
 
12
 
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/04
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 11-4
 
8
20
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/05
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 10-5
 
8
20
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/08
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 5-4
 
8
20
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/08
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 16-0
 
8
20
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/09
Ref
H
MARYLAND
W 9-8
 
8
20
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/12
Ref
H
GEORGIA
First 3.5 innings played on 3/11/2008
L 10-13
2
3
14
4
 
 
 
2
2
2
03/12
Ref
H
GEORGIA
W 8-3
2
3
14
4
 
 
 
2
2
2
03/14
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 8-7
 
3
14
4
11
 
17
24
 
24
03/15
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 11-2
 
3
14
4
11
 
17
24
 
24
03/16
Ref
H
GEORGIA TECH
W 17-8
 
3
14
4
11
 
17
24
 
24
03/18
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 1-6
 
3
10
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/21
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 9-4
 
3
10
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/22
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 12-11
 
3
10
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/23
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
W 18-12
 
3
10
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/25
Ref
H
STETSON
W 11-2
 
2
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/26
Ref
H
STETSON
W 19-3
 
2
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/28
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 21-2
 
2
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/29
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
L 2-4
 
2
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/30
Ref
A
WAKE FOREST
W 3-2
 
2
8
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/01
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Jacksonville, FL
W 10-2
 
2
6
3
17
19
13
 
 
 
04/02
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 7-5
 
2
6
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/04
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 10-3
 
2
6
3
16
14
15
 
 
 
04/06
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 3-2
 
2
6
3
16
14
15
 
 
 
04/06
Ref
H
VIRGINIA
W 3-2
 
2
6
3
16
14
15
 
 
 
04/11
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 8-6
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/11
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 4-3
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/12
Ref
A
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 17-2
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/15
Ref
H
FLORIDA
W 4-2
 
1
3
2
 
 
24
 
 
 
04/16
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
W 10-2
 
1
3
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/18
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 4-11
5
1
3
2
2
1
1
5
4
4
04/19
Ref
H
MIAMI
W 9-5
5
1
3
2
2
1
1
5
4
4
04/20
Ref
H
MIAMI
L 10-11
5
1
3
2
2
1
1
5
4
4
04/25
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
Cary, NC
L 4-11
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
3
3
3
04/26
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
Cary, NC
W 13-5
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
3
3
3
04/27
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA
Cary, NC
L 1-2
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
3
3
3
04/29
Ref
A
STETSON
W 13-3
 
4
5
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/30
Ref
A
STETSON
W 6-3
 
4
5
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/03
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 9-8
 
4
5
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/04
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 13-4
 
4
5
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/05
Ref
A
CLEMSON
W 4-2
 
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/07
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
L 6-7
 
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/09
Ref
H
SAVANNAH STATE
W 23-4
 
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/10
Ref
H
SAVANNAH STATE
W 19-2
 
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/11
Ref
H
SAVANNAH STATE
W 24-4
 
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/12
Ref
H
SAVANNAH STATE
W 10-0
 
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/15
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
L 2-12
 
4
4
3
21
20
22
15
15
15
05/16
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 1-0
 
4
4
3
21
20
22
15
15
15
05/17
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 8-1
 
4
4
3
21
20
22
15
15
15
05/21
Ref
N
WAKE FOREST
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
W 8-3
 
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/23
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
L 3-5
 
4
4
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/24
Ref
N
NORTH CAROLINA
ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
W 9-6
3
4
4
3
1
1
1
3
3
3
05/30
Ref
H
BUCKNELL
NCAA
L 0-7
 
3
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/31
Ref
H
FLORIDA
NCAA
W 17-11
 
3
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/01
Ref
H
BUCKNELL
NCAA
W 24-9
 
3
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/01
Ref
H
TULANE
NCAA
W 17-8
 
3
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/02
Ref
H
TULANE
NCAA Championship
W 16-7
 
3
2
3
 
 
 
 
 
 
06/06
Ref
H
WICHITA STATE
NCAA Super Regional
L 7-10
 
3
2
3
11
13
14
12
13
13
06/07
Ref
H
WICHITA STATE
NCAA Super Regionals
W 14-4
 
3
2
3
11
13
14
12
13
13
06/08
Ref
H
WICHITA STATE
NCAA Super Regionals Championship
W 11-4
 
3
2
3
11
13
14
12
13
13
06/14
Ref
N
STANFORD
CWS, Omaha, Ne
L 5-16
3
3
2
3
7
6
18
4
5
5
06/16
Ref
N
MIAMI
CWS, Omaha, Ne
L 5-7
5
3
2
3
1
1
1
5
4
4
EOY Stats Ref

CB=Collegiate Baseball, BA=Baseball America, USA=USA Today/Coaches, CWS=College World Series

Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home     Away    Neutral
--------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS   54-14    34- 7    17- 4     3- 3
VS ACC          24- 6    12- 3    12- 3     0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25  15- 8    12- 4     1- 2     2- 2

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL -  7
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    -  7
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   -  8
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES  - 7

2008 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  FLORIDA STATE        24- 6    54-14 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA STATE 18-11    42-22 
 3  WAKE FOREST          13-16    25-31 
 4  CLEMSON              11-18-1  31-27-1
 5t MARYLAND              9-21    30-26 
 5t BOSTON COLLEGE        9-21    26-27 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  MIAMI                23- 5    53-11 
 2  NORTH CAROLINA       22- 7    54-14 
 3  GEORGIA TECH         16-14    41-21 
 4  VIRGINIA             15-15    39-23 
 5  DUKE                 10-18-1  37-18-1
 6  VIRGINIA TECH         6-24    23-32 

2008 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Jacksonville, Fl
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/21/2008  (5)GEORGIA TECH 10, (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 9       
05/21/2008  (1)MIAMI 7, (8)CLEMSON 1                            
05/21/2008  (2)FLORIDA STATE 8, (7)WAKE FOREST 3                
05/21/2008  (6)VIRGINIA 8, (3)NORTH CAROLINA 7                  
05/22/2008  (1)MIAMI 15, (5)GEORGIA TECH 12                     
05/22/2008  (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10, (8)CLEMSON 0            
05/23/2008  (6)VIRGINIA 5, (2)FLORIDA STATE 3                   
05/23/2008  (3)NORTH CAROLINA 2, (7)WAKE FOREST 0               
05/24/2008  (1)MIAMI 5, (4)NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2               
05/24/2008  (2)FLORIDA STATE 9, (3)NORTH CAROLINA 6             
05/24/2008  (7)WAKE FOREST 7, (6)VIRGINIA 4                     
05/25/2008  (1)MIAMI 8, (6)VIRGINIA 4                           

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/23/2008
DUQUESNE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Ruairi
O'Connor
02/23/2008
DUQUESNE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
02/24/2008
DUQUESNE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Ruairi
O'Connor
02/28/2008
AUBURN
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
02/29/2008
AUBURN
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Ruairi
O'Connor
Jack
Posey
03/01/2008
AUBURN
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
03/02/2008
AUBURN
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
03/04/2008
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
03/05/2008
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
Parker
Brunelle
03/08/2008
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
03/08/2008
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Ruairi
O'Connor
03/09/2008
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
03/12/2008
GEORGIA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
Stuart
Tapley
03/12/2008
GEORGIA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Ruairi
O'Connor
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
03/14/2008
GEORGIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Mike
McGee
Ruairi
O'Connor
Stuart
Tapley
03/15/2008
GEORGIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
03/16/2008
GEORGIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Ohmed
Danesh
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
03/18/2008
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Jack
Posey
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Luke
Smierciak
03/21/2008
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Dennis
Guinn
Jack
Rye
Ohmed
Danesh
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
03/22/2008
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
McGee
Jack
Posey
03/23/2008
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Jack
Rye
Mike
McGee
Luke
Smierciak
Jack
Posey
03/25/2008
STETSON
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
03/26/2008
STETSON
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Jack
Rye
Mike
McGee
Luke
Smierciak
Jack
Posey
03/28/2008
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
03/29/2008
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Jack
Rye
Mike
McGee
Luke
Smierciak
Stuart
Tapley
03/30/2008
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
04/01/2008
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
04/02/2008
JACKSONVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
04/04/2008
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
04/06/2008
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
04/06/2008
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
04/11/2008
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
04/11/2008
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
04/12/2008
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
04/15/2008
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
04/16/2008
NORTH FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
04/18/2008
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
04/19/2008
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
04/20/2008
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Stephen
Cardullo
Luke
Smierciak
04/25/2008
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stephen
Cardullo
04/26/2008
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stephen
Cardullo
04/27/2008
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stephen
Cardullo
04/29/2008
STETSON
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stephen
Cardullo
Ruairi
O'Connor
Parker
Brunelle
04/30/2008
STETSON
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
05/03/2008
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
05/04/2008
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
05/05/2008
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
05/07/2008
JACKSONVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Stuart
Tapley
05/09/2008
SAVANNAH STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
05/10/2008
SAVANNAH STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
05/11/2008
SAVANNAH STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
05/12/2008
SAVANNAH STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ryan
Strauss
05/15/2008
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee
Stephen
Cardullo
05/16/2008
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
05/17/2008
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee
Stephen
Cardullo
05/21/2008
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
05/23/2008
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Stuart
Tapley
05/24/2008
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Parker
Brunelle
05/30/2008
BUCKNELL
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
05/31/2008
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
06/01/2008
BUCKNELL
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
06/01/2008
TULANE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
06/02/2008
TULANE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
06/06/2008
WICHITA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
06/07/2008
WICHITA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
McGee
06/08/2008
WICHITA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
06/14/2008
STANFORD
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
06/16/2008
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Jason
Stidham
Buster
Posey
Jack
Rye
Dennis
Guinn
Tony
Delmonico
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/23/2008
DUQUESNE
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
02/23/2008
DUQUESNE
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
02/24/2008
DUQUESNE
Mike
McGee
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
02/28/2008
AUBURN
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
02/29/2008
AUBURN
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
03/01/2008
AUBURN
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/02/2008
AUBURN
Mike
McGee
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/04/2008
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/05/2008
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Tyler
Everett
Parker
Brunelle
Dennis
Guinn
Buster
Posey
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/08/2008
MARYLAND
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/08/2008
MARYLAND
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ruairi
O'Connor
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/09/2008
MARYLAND
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/12/2008
GEORGIA
Mike
McGee
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/12/2008
GEORGIA
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ruairi
O'Connor
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/14/2008
GEORGIA TECH
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ruairi
O'Connor
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/15/2008
GEORGIA TECH
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/16/2008
GEORGIA TECH
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
03/18/2008
FLORIDA
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Luke
Smierciak
03/21/2008
VIRGINIA TECH
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/22/2008
VIRGINIA TECH
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/23/2008
VIRGINIA TECH
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Luke
Smierciak
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/25/2008
STETSON
Mike
McGee
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/26/2008
STETSON
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Luke
Smierciak
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/28/2008
WAKE FOREST
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/29/2008
WAKE FOREST
Geoff
Parker
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
03/30/2008
WAKE FOREST
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/01/2008
FLORIDA
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/02/2008
JACKSONVILLE
Mike
McGee
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/04/2008
VIRGINIA
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/06/2008
VIRGINIA
Geoff
Parker
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/06/2008
VIRGINIA
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/11/2008
BOSTON COLLEGE
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/11/2008
BOSTON COLLEGE
Geoff
Parker
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/12/2008
BOSTON COLLEGE
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/15/2008
FLORIDA
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/16/2008
NORTH FLORIDA
Mike
McGee
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/18/2008
MIAMI
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/19/2008
MIAMI
Geoff
Parker
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/20/2008
MIAMI
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/25/2008
NORTH CAROLINA
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/26/2008
NORTH CAROLINA
Geoff
Parker
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/27/2008
NORTH CAROLINA
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/29/2008
STETSON
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Tony
Delmonico
Ruairi
O'Connor
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
04/30/2008
STETSON
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/03/2008
CLEMSON
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/04/2008
CLEMSON
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/05/2008
CLEMSON
Geoff
Parker
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/07/2008
JACKSONVILLE
Mike
McGee
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/09/2008
SAVANNAH STATE
Matt
Fairel
Parker
Brunelle
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/10/2008
SAVANNAH STATE
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/11/2008
SAVANNAH STATE
Geoff
Parker
Parker
Brunelle
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/12/2008
SAVANNAH STATE
Bo
O'Dell
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ryan
Strauss
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/15/2008
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/16/2008
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/17/2008
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/21/2008
WAKE FOREST
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/23/2008
VIRGINIA
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/24/2008
NORTH CAROLINA
Elih
Villanueva
Parker
Brunelle
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/30/2008
BUCKNELL
Geoff
Parker
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
05/31/2008
FLORIDA
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
06/01/2008
BUCKNELL
Mike
McGee
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
06/01/2008
TULANE
Ryan
Strauss
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
06/02/2008
TULANE
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
06/06/2008
WICHITA STATE
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
06/07/2008
WICHITA STATE
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
06/08/2008
WICHITA STATE
Geoff
Parker
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
06/14/2008
STANFORD
Matt
Fairel
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye
06/16/2008
MIAMI
Elih
Villanueva
Buster
Posey
Dennis
Guinn
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tony
Delmonico
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Jack
Rye

NOTE: In the 2008 Pitching Statistics the last line "Others" has -8 for Earned Runs. This is because the team had errors in an inning and made multiple pitching changes. When this occurs, the runs scored are still charged as earned runs to the relief pitcher but unearned to the team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   


2008 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== Bo O'Dell 1.000 22 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 Jimmy Marshall .500 40 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 .750 0 0 1 0 .500 0 0 0 0 Ryan Strauss .500 29 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 0 Buster Posey .463 68 67 257 89 119 21 4 26 93 226 .879 57 8 29 6 .566 3 0 5 8 Nick Vickerson .400 13 0 15 4 6 0 0 0 3 6 .400 3 0 4 0 .500 0 0 0 0 Stephen Cardullo .387 41 10 62 17 24 5 0 3 17 38 .613 11 0 14 2 .473 1 1 2 3 Stuart Tapley .383 58 57 196 54 75 15 1 8 40 116 .592 29 7 45 1 .472 3 2 1 3 Tony Delmonico .374 66 66 254 69 95 19 2 8 69 142 .559 34 9 43 3 .455 6 1 14 18 Jack Rye .371 62 61 232 48 86 15 0 7 52 122 .526 47 5 33 6 .478 5 3 12 18 Tommy Oravetz .361 64 41 169 37 61 14 3 4 32 93 .550 24 8 31 6 .456 3 2 1 1 Mike McGee .344 64 53 160 35 55 8 3 6 36 87 .544 24 0 35 5 .427 1 4 3 3 Luke Smierciak .340 43 5 47 18 16 3 1 0 11 21 .447 8 6 10 0 .484 1 1 6 6 Tyler Everett .333 17 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 .667 0 0 2 0 .250 1 0 0 0 Dennis Guinn .332 68 68 259 67 86 19 2 19 76 166 .641 40 7 40 9 .430 3 3 2 2 Tyler Holt .324 68 68 250 83 81 10 2 3 41 104 .416 64 9 46 6 .471 4 7 15 24 Jason Stidham .322 65 64 255 63 82 13 2 11 63 132 .518 43 10 30 4 .430 6 2 6 14 Ruairi O'Connor .300 33 7 50 19 15 3 0 2 8 24 .480 5 3 14 1 .397 0 1 0 1 Ohmed Danesh .284 61 34 134 31 38 11 2 3 29 62 .463 27 1 36 3 .400 3 1 1 4 Jack Posey .281 38 12 64 16 18 4 0 2 17 28 .438 10 2 15 3 .390 1 3 0 0 Parker Brunelle .226 35 5 31 10 7 1 0 1 13 11 .355 9 0 7 0 .364 4 1 0 0 Trent Jarvis .000 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Matt Fairel .000 20 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 Ben Francis .000 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Elih Villanueva .000 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Geoff Parker .000 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 John Gast .000 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Ryan Vigue .000 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .355 68 68 2450 663 869 163 22 103 603 1385 .565 435 75 435 56 .459 45 32 68 105 Opp .253 68 68 2287 344 578 116 6 49 311 853 .373 266 61 504 45 .343 26 31 42 71

2008 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 1.17 0 0 9 0 0 0 2 6 7.2 5 6 1 3 10 1 0 0 29 .172 1 1 0 1 0 John Gast 2.70 0 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 13.1 15 5 4 11 14 2 0 0 52 .288 0 2 0 0 1 Bo O'Dell 3.60 5 1 21 6 0 0 2 0 55.0 61 26 22 20 37 14 0 5 216 .282 1 4 0 3 3 Jimmy Marshall 3.69 6 2 38 0 0 0 2 2 46.1 41 27 19 31 54 7 0 1 177 .232 1 5 0 3 3 Matt Fairel 3.79 12 2 18 18 0 0 1 0 111.2 107 55 47 40 100 28 2 7 427 .251 5 6 0 1 6 Elih Villanueva 4.01 7 4 17 16 1 0 1 0 101.0 89 52 45 42 95 21 0 6 379 .235 1 14 1 5 5 Mike McGee 4.04 7 1 12 9 0 0 1 0 55.2 50 32 25 24 33 12 0 6 216 .231 6 3 0 3 0 Ryan Strauss 4.31 10 1 24 9 1 0 0 4 85.2 74 46 41 33 68 10 1 11 316 .234 2 6 0 2 5 Geoff Parker 4.50 6 2 14 9 0 0 0 0 60.0 66 34 30 20 56 7 2 5 231 .286 8 8 0 3 6 Tyler Everett 5.64 0 0 17 1 0 0 1 3 30.1 30 23 19 16 16 9 0 5 119 .252 2 7 0 3 1 Ben Francis 8.53 1 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 19.0 28 23 18 14 12 3 0 3 83 .337 1 1 0 1 1 Ryan Vigue 9.72 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 8.1 7 10 9 8 8 1 1 0 29 .241 2 2 0 1 0 Trent Jarvis 12.00 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 5 5 4 4 1 1 0 0 13 .385 0 2 0 0 0 Others -8 ==================================================================================================== FSU 4.16 54 14 217 68 2 3 3 15 597.0 578 344 276 266 504 116 6 49 2287 .253 30 61 1 26 31 Opp 9.17 14 54 68 68 2 1 0 6 575.1 869 663 586 435 435 163 22 103 2450 .355 87 75 12 45 32

2008 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Ryan Strauss 15 10 0 1.000 0 Elih Villanueva 2 21 0 1.000 1 Tyler Everett 4 8 0 1.000 0 Jimmy Marshall 2 4 0 1.000 1 Ben Francis 0 4 0 1.000 0 Ryan Vigue 0 1 0 1.000 0 Parker Brunelle 83 9 1 .989 2 Tyler Holt 164 1 2 .988 1 Mike McGee 58 13 1 .986 1 Dennis Guinn 536 35 10 .983 42 Buster Posey 424 51 8 .983 5 Jack Rye 102 2 3 .972 2 Jason Stidham 87 161 11 .958 30 Jack Posey 50 12 3 .954 7 Tommy Oravetz 14 26 2 .952 5 Matt Fairel 6 14 1 .952 0 Ohmed Danesh 64 2 4 .943 0 Geoff Parker 6 9 1 .938 1 Luke Smierciak 14 0 1 .933 0 Ruairi O'Connor 14 0 1 .933 0 Bo O'Dell 4 9 1 .929 0 Tony Delmonico 95 174 30 .900 33 Stuart Tapley 37 58 12 .888 6 John Gast 2 5 1 .875 0 Stephen Cardullo 7 22 8 .784 1 Nick Vickerson 1 6 2 .778 0 Trent Jarvis 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1791 657 103 .960 51 Opp 1726 657 93 .962 69
FLORIDA STATE 14, DUQUESNE 3
02/23/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Powers Past Duquesne 14-3 In Season Opener.

Tony Delmonico collects three hits, drives in three runs in his Seminole debut.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The fans may have had to wait an extra day for opening day baseball at Dick Howser Stadium but it was well worth it as Florida State belted out 14 hits including six home runs en route to a 14-3 victory over Duquesne in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday. Jason Stidham and Tony Delmonico each recorded three hits as the Seminoles improved their all-time mark to 53-7-1 on opening day.

Six different Seminoles hit a home run in the first game of the season while eight of the 14 hits went for extra bases. The last time FSU hit six home runs in a game came last season in College Park, Md., in a 9-3 Florida State victory over Maryland. In that game, Tony Thomas, Jr., Mark Gildea, Ruairi O'Connor and Brandon Reichert all hit solo shots while Travis Anderson hit a pair.

Delmonico had a perfect afternoon in game one going 3-for-3 with a home run, double, single and a walk. The junior transfer from Tennessee added three runs and drove in three in his first game of the season. Stidham also registered three hits and scored three runs in his first game as the Seminoles starting second baseman. Tyler Holt and Mike McGee each posted a pair of hits in their first game donning the Garnet and Gold. Dennis Guinn rounded out the Seminole offensive production with a home run and four RBIs.

FSU starting pitcher Elih Villanueva (1-0) picked up the victory in his Seminole debut as the junior right hander went five strong innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits. The Miami, Fla., native walked two and struck out five.

"It was a good first outing," said Villanueva. "Anytime you go out there and not really have your best stuff, it's always nice to be able to work through those situations and come out with a victory."

"That was a great way to start the season," added head coach Mike Martin. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would hit six home runs, but it certainly provided a huge lift. I thought Elih showed good poise getting himself out of tough situations. I was very pleased with the outing he provided us this afternoon."

Duquesne looked to threaten in its very first at-bat of the season off Villanueva. The Dukes loaded the bases with one out courtesy of a walk, hit by pitch and an Aaron Janusey single. But Villanueva got out of the jam inducing an inning ending double play by designated hitter Mark Tracy.

The Seminoles struck first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first thanks to Delmonico's two-run double. The transfer from Tennessee took the first pitch he saw from Duquesne starter Gary Pierpont (0-1) and drilled it down the left field line plating Holt and Buster Posey to give Florida State an early 2-0 lead. The double extended Delmonico's hit streak to a career-high 13 games. Holt got things started for the Seminoles registering an infield single in his first collegiate at-bat. The freshman from Gainesville, Fla., hit a sharp groundball deep in the hole at third and easily beat out the throw from Anthony Manley. With one out, Posey followed with another sharp grounder to Manley who sailed a throw over the head of Janusey at first. Both runners would come around to score on Delmonico's two-RBI double.

The Dukes tied the game with two runs in the top of the fourth. The first three batters to come to plate reached as Janusey led off the inning with his second hit of the ball game lacing a single to right field. Eric Morrison followed with his second straight hit by pitch while Tracy drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Bill Torre brought across the first run for Duquesne registering a sacrifice fly RBI to score Janusey. Morrison moved to third on the fly out and scored on an errant throw by Posey, who threw high to second base in attempt to throw out Tracy running from first. Villanueva settled down getting a strikeout and a fly out to keep the game tied at two.

Florida State answered with a run in the bottom half of the fourth to retake the lead. Delmonico led off the inning with his second hit in as many at-bats lacing a single to left. He advanced all the way to third on a balk and a wild pitch and would score on an RBI groundout by Guinn.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 6-2 on solo home runs by Holt, Stidham and Delmonico. Holt recorded his first collegiate home run taking Pierpont's offering over the wall in deep center field. Stidham followed with a towering shot over the fence in right for his first home run of the season and seventh career round tripper. Holt and Stidham went back-to-back for the Seminoles for the first time since April 27, 2007 when Tony Thomas, Jr. and Mark Hallberg performed the feat in the ninth inning against Miami. With two outs, Delmonico remained perfect at the plate hitting a line drive just inside the left field foul pole for his first home run of the season. The last time FSU hit three home runs in an inning was April 6, 2005 when Thomas, Jr., Bryan Henry and Ryne Malone went yard against Jacksonville.

The Garnet and Gold batted around in the sixth posting six runs to widen the Seminole margin. The inning was highlighted with two more home runs this time off the bats of right fielder Ruairi O'Connor and Guinn. After Stuart Tapley recorded his first collegiate base hit with a single to left, O'Connor blasted a shot off the scoreboard for his fourth career dinger. Following a Holt walk and Stidham double, Posey brought home Holt on an RBI groundout to second. Delmonico drew a walk and came around to score on Guinn's three-run homer.

Duquesne would add a run in the seventh on an RBI double by Manley to make the score 12-3. But the Seminoles answered right back as Parker Brunelle hit a blast over the fence in right center for his first collegiate hit. The home run ended the game in the seventh as the game was called due to a 10-run rule that was put into effect because of the doubleheader.

A pair of Tallahassee natives saw action on the mound in game one as Jimmy Marshall and Tyler Everett each pitched an inning in relief. Marshall did not allow a hit as he walked one and fanned a batter. Everett gave up one run on a hit as he faced six batters.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  3  2   1  1  0  3  0
  Luke Smierciak        CF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  3  3   1  0  1  1  1
Buster Posey            C         4  1  0   1  0  0  7  2
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  3  3   3  1  0  0  2
  Nick Vickerson        SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  1   4  1  0  7  0
  Tyler Everett         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  2   0  1  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        3  1  1   2  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  3
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 14 14  14  4  2 21  9
Opp                              22  3  5   2  3  6 19  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey 2 (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (1), Tony Delmonico (1)
HR - FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Jason Stidham (1), Parker Brunelle (1), Tony Delmonico (1), Dennis Guinn (1), Ruairi O'Connor (1)
HBP - Opp-5, FSU-Jack Posey (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-3
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      W (1-0)    5.0  4  2  1  2  5
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Tyler Everett                   1.0  1  1  1  0  0
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FSU                             7.0  5  3  2  3  6
Opp                  L          7.0 14 14 13  4  2


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FLORIDA STATE 15, DUQUESNE 3
02/23/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps Doubleheader With 15-3 Victory Over Duquesne In Game Two.

Ohmed Danesh and Mike McGee combine for six hits, five RBIs and four runs scored.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After posting 14 runs on 14 hits in game one, Florida State (2-0) put together 15 runs on 15 hits in game two to sweep Saturday's doubleheader against Duquesne (0-2) with a 15-3 victory. Sophomore Ohmed Danesh and freshman Mike McGee each collected three hits and scored a pair of runs, while sophomore Jason Stidham drove in four.

Of the 15 runs scored in game two, seven were scored with two outs including all six in the Seminoles' six-run fourth. Eight of the 15 total hits went for extra bases including four doubles, two triples and two home runs. In the first two games, Florida State hit eight home runs all by eight different players. It wasn't until the 14th game of the 2007 season when FSU, as a team, connected on its eighth round tripper.

Buster Posey was solid in game two going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Tyler Holt, Dennis Guinn and Stuart Tapley joined Danesh and McGee by scoring two runs each. At one stretch, the Seminoles scored in eight straight innings counting back to the first game of the doubleheader.

Matt Fairel (1-0) went five innings in his first collegiate start as he struck out a career-high seven batters to pick up the win. Fairel allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits while walking just one Duquesne batter.

Duquesne struck first scoring a run in the top half of the first. Fairel got off to shaky start in his debut as a starter for the Seminoles as the Dukes loaded the bases on back-to-back singles by Derek Mechling and Anthony Manley and a hit-by-pitch by Aaron Janusey to start the game. The sophomore southpaw helped his cause by getting Eric Morrison to ground into a double play. On the play, Mechling scored to give Duquesne a 1-0 lead. Fairel got Bill Torre looking on strikes to end the inning.

The Seminoles answered right back in the bottom of the first with a four spot to take a three-run lead. Holt led off the game with a walk and stole second for his first stolen base of the season. With one out, Buster Posey stepped in and deposited a shot over the right field fence for a two-run home run and his first hit of the season. Following back-to-back walks by Tony Delmonico and Guinn, Danesh hit a bloop single to left scoring Delmonico from second. After a McGee single loaded the bases for the Seminoles, designated hitter Tommy Oravetz registered his first RBI of the season sending a sacrifice fly to left to score Guinn.

Florida State increased its lead to 5-1 on back-to-back doubles with two outs in the second by Posey and Delmonico. Posey got things started with a double down the left field line and came around to score on Delmonico's double to left center. The double kept Delmonico perfect on the day in his first six at-bats as a Seminole. On the play the Knoxville, Tenn., native extended his hit streak to a career-high 14 games.

The home run barrage continued for the Seminoles in the third as McGee hit his first home run as a collegiate, a two-run shot over the fence in left center. Danesh scored on the play as he led off the bottom of the inning with a bunt single to third.

Duquesne looked to get things started in the fourth with two straight hits, but neither runner advanced past first as Fairel picked off both Torre and Tracy. He finished the inning striking out Happ for the second time on the afternoon.

The Seminoles went back on the offensive attack in the fourth scoring six runs all on two outs. Danesh hit an RBI single, McGee registered an RBI triple and scored on a throwing error by the Duquesne shortstop. Oravetz hit a double to left and Tapley brought him in on an RBI single to left. Holt followed with a single to right and Stidham closed out the scoring with a two-run single to center plating Tapley and Holt.

Stidham made the score 15-2 in the sixth on a two-run triple off the fence in right center. Tapley and Holt would score after reaching base on a walk and a double, respectively.

Ben Francis made his Seminole debut in the sixth pitching two innings in relief. He allowed one run, no earned, on one hit. He struck out a batter and did not issue a walk.

The game was once again called after the conclusion of six and a half innings due to the 10-run rule that was put into effect because of the doubleheader.

The two teams will return to the field on Sunday in the third and final game of the series. First pitch is slated for 12:30 pm on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The game will be shown live on ACC Select, while fans can also listen live on 100.7 FM. Gametracker will also be available for the contest as well. Freshman Mike McGee will take the mound in his first collegiate start tomorrow.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        2  2  1   0  2  1  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  0  2   4  0  0  1  1
Buster Posey            C         4  2  2   2  0  1  8  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        2  1  1   1  2  1  2  1
  Nick Vickerson        SS        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        2  2  0   0  2  2  3  0
  Jack Posey            1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF-CF     4  2  3   2  0  0  1  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  2  3   3  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH-2B     3  1  1   1  0  1  1  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  2  1   1  1  0  0  2
Matt Fairel             P                            1  2
  Ben Francis           P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32 15 15  14  7  8 21  9
Opp                              26  3  8   1  1  8 18  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (1), Ohmed Danesh (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1), Buster Posey (1), Tony Delmonico (2), Tommy Oravetz (1)
3B - FSU-Jason Stidham (1), Mike McGee (1)
HR - FSU-Buster Posey (1), Mike McGee (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Tony Delmonico (1), Dennis Guinn (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (1-0)    5.0  7  2  1  1  7
Ben Francis                     2.0  1  1  0  0  1
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FSU                             7.0  8  3  1  1  8
Opp                  L          6.0 15 15 15  7  8


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FLORIDA STATE 15, DUQUESNE 3
02/24/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Duquesne 15-3 In Series Finale.

Mike McGee pitches five plus in his collegiate debut goes 3-for-4 at the plate.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (3-0) remained perfect on the season downing Duquesne (0-3) 15-3 on Sunday to sweep the weekend series. The Seminoles pounded out 15 hits for the second straight game including seven of the extra base variety, while freshman Mike McGee took a no hitter into the sixth inning in his first collegiate start to earn the victory. McGee also helped his cause at the plate going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Ohmed Danesh and Jason Stidham also contributed to the Seminole offense on Sunday as both student-athletes drove in three runs each.

McGee (1-0) was impressive in his first career start as he faced just two batters over the minimum through the first five innings of work. The freshman right hander did not allow a hit to the Dukes until the sixth when pinch hitter Pat Kimutis led off the inning with a double to the gap in right center. McGee finished the game going five plus innings allowing three runs on two hits. He walked four and struck out four as he threw 89 pitches.

"This was a great weekend for Mike McGee," said head coach Mike Martin. "He showed a lot of poise on the mound and we are very, very proud of the way he handled every situation from pitching to hitting. He handled himself very well, to throw no hit ball for five innings is quite an accomplishment. I am very proud of the way he played in his first outing."

"I was just hitting my spots," said McGee. "I was throwing my fastballs well and my off speed stuff was 50/50. But today was a lot of fun. I really love the fact that I got to hit and pitch today. That was one thing I didn't like about just pitching was not being able to hit. Not only did I get to pitch, but I was able to stay in the ball game and hit as the DH after I was done pitching. That was pretty awesome."

For the second straight game, Danesh and Stidham drove in three runs as the Seminoles finished the weekend batting .423 as a team scoring 44 runs on 44 hits. The Seminoles registered a .865 slugging percentage as over half their hits went for extra bases.

"We certainly didn't expect this power to come out over the weekend," added Guinn. "I was glad to see the young guys come out and hit the ball well. Mike threw the ball well today and swung the bat well all weekend."

The Seminoles broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third as Dennis Guinn and Danesh hit back-to-back RBI singles with two outs to give Florida State a 2-0 lead. Centerfielder Tyler Holt led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Stidham. Following a walk to catcher Buster Posey, Guinn stepped to the plate and with two outs hit a bounding ball up the middle plating Holt from second for the first run of the game. Posey would score one batter later on Danesh's single to right field.

Florida State followed an inning later with a seven-run fourth to increase its margin to 9-0. Stidham got things started as he unloaded on his second home run in as many days smashing a three-run shot over the fence in right scoring Ruairi O'Connor and Holt. After drawing a one-out walk, shortstop Tony Delmonico would come around to score on Guinn's RBI triple to deep center. It was Guinn's fifth career triple. Danesh followed with a double off the wall in right center scoring Guinn and would score one batter later on McGee's single to left. Stuart Tapley recorded his first RBI as a Seminole bringing home McGee on another double off the wall in right to close out the scoring.

After being shutdown for the first five innings, Duquesne finally solved McGee cracking the scoreboard with three runs in the top of sixth. The first four batters reached thanks to back-to-back hits by Kimutis and Andrew Heck and consecutive walks to Bill Torre and Chris Happ. With the bases loaded and no body out, Happ recorded an RBI drawing a 3-2 walk from McGee. That would end the afternoon for the Seminole starter as lefthander Ryan Vigue came out of the bullpen to replace McGee.

Vigue, making his first appearance in a Seminole uniform, registered two quick outs as he got Aaron Janusey to ground into a 4-6-3 double play. Heck scored on the play for the second Duquesne run. A wild pitch by Vigue would account for the third and final run for the Dukes before Mark Tracy would end the inning as he was caught looking on strikes.

The Seminoles would tack on four more runs in the seventh to increase their lead to 13-3. Danesh and McGee highlighted the inning with consecutive RBI doubles. The double by Danesh was his second of the game. McGee just missed hitting his second home run of the season as his ball bounced off the top of the yellow marker in left field and back into the field of play.

Tommy Oravetz closed out the Seminole scoring in the eighth on a two-run homer over the fence in right. Oravetz entered the game as a pinch hitter and took a 2-1 offering out of the ball park for his second career round tripper. The home run was the 10th hit by the Seminoles this weekend. It wasn't until the 23rd game last year that the Seminoles would hit their tenth team home run.

Bo O'Dell and Buster Posey each worked an inning in relief. O'Dell allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two Duquesne batters. Posey pitched a perfect eighth inning recording a strikeout. The Leesburg, Ga., native made just his second career appearance on the mound for the Seminoles and first since February 11, 2007 when he pitched an inning against UNC Asheville.

The game was called after the completion of the eighth inning due to the three hour travel curfew that was put in place for Duquesne.

The Seminoles will return to the diamond on Tuesday, February 26 in Clearwater, Fla., when Florida State will take on the Philadelphia Phillies in an exhibition contest at BrightHouse Networks Field. Game time against the Phillies is slated for 7:05 pm. Fans can still purchase tickets to the game by logging on to www.seminoles.com and clicking on the FSU/Phillies button on the front page. Fans must enter the promotional code (FSU) to buy tickets online.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  3  1   0  2  0  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-CF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  2   3  0  0  1  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            C-P       4  2  1   1  1  1  7  2
  Jack Posey            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  0   0  1  1  4  4
  Nick Vickerson        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  2  2   2  1  1  6  1
Ohmed Danesh            LF        5  2  3   3  0  0  2  0
Mike McGee              P-DH      4  1  3   3  1  1  1  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   1  1  1  0  1
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
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FSU                              38 15 15  15  7  7 24 10
Opp                              25  3  3   1  6  8 24 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Ohmed Danesh 2 (2), Mike McGee (1), Stuart Tapley (1)
3B - FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)
HR - FSU-Jason Stidham (2), Tommy Oravetz (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Luke Smierciak (1), Stuart Tapley (1), Ruairi O'Connor (1)
SH - FSU-Jason Stidham (1)
SB - FSU-Buster Posey (1)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Mike McGee           W (1-0)    5.0  2  3  3  4  4
Ryan Vigue                      1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  1  0  0  1  2
Buster Posey                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             8.0  3  3  3  6  8
Opp                  L          8.0 15 15 14  7  7


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FLORIDA STATE 7, AUBURN 5
02/28/2008, AUBURN, AL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Guinn's Two-Run Homer The Difference As FSU Downs Auburn 7-5.

Guinn records three hits and drives in three runs to lead the Seminole offense.

AUBURN, AL - Despite game time temperatures in the mid-40's, Florida State (4-0) didn't let the cold weather effect its play in the first of a four game set against Auburn as the Seminoles passed an early season test downing Auburn (4-1) 7-5 in their first road contest of the season. Senior Dennis Guinn and freshman Stuart Tapley each recorded three hits while Seminole starter Elih Villanueva worked 5.1 innings to register his second win of the season.

"Any win on the road against a quality team like Auburn is so important regardless of how early on in the season we are at this point," said head coach Mike Martin. "We know that tomorrow is an even bigger game. We just have to come out and play tough baseball."

Guinn was the difference maker as his two-run homer in the top of the eighth gave the Seminoles a three-run cushion. The senior from Haines City, Fla., was a triple short of hitting for the cycle as he collected three RBIs, scored twice and made nine putouts at first base.

"First off Luke Greinke is a great pitcher and a great competitor," stated Guinn. "It just feels good to come into someone else's park and get a win. We still have another one tomorrow and hopefully we can pull that one out as well. I'm just trying to battle and hang in there. My goal is to hit the ball up the middle every time I'm at the plate."

Tapley went 3-for-4 at the plate with a triple and a run scored, while Buster Posey posted two hits in three at-bats with a run and an RBI. He also went to the mound in the ninth and earned his first collegiate save.

The Seminoles struck first with a run in the top of the second on an RBI groundout by right fielder Ohmed Danesh. Guinn led off the inning roping a double off the 30 foot wall in left field. He advanced to third on a wild pitch by Auburn starting pitcher Luke Greinke (1-1) and would score four pitches later on Danesh's groundout to second.

Auburn looked to answer the Seminole run in the bottom of the second as Tiger first baseman Hunter Morris led off the inning hitting a double down the right field line. But that was as far as he would get as FSU starting pitcher Elih Villanueva retired the next three batters on a strikeout, fly out to short center and groundout to Jason Stidham at second to end the inning and maintain the Seminoles one run lead.

Florida State added three more runs in the top of the third to extend its lead to 4-0. For the third straight inning the leadoff batter reached as Tapley laced a single up the middle. With one out, Stidham extended his hitting streak to six games with a single to right to put runners at first and second. Posey then stepped in and gave the Seminoles a two-run lead hitting a single just over the out stretched arms of Tiger second baseman Justin Hargett to score Tapley from second. Stidham made a heads up play racing around to third on the hit as he would score one batter later on a sacrifice fly to right by Tony Delmonico. Guinn picked up his second hit in as many at-bats singling to left with two outs to score Posey from second to close out the Seminole scoring in the third.

The Tigers cut into the Seminole lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 4-3. Villanueva hit Brian Fletcher on the very first pitch and after striking out Mike Bianucci, walked Morris to put runners on first and second with one out. Joseph Sanders stepped in and blasted a double to the gap in left scoring Fletcher and Morris for Auburn's first two runs of the game. With runners at first and second following a walk to Kevin Patterson, Auburn attempted a double steal. A throwing error to third by Posey scored Sanders on the play and put Patterson at third. Posey would redeem himself on the very next play as he picked off Patterson at third on an attempted squeeze play. The play turned out to be huge as Matt Hall singled to left which would have scored Patterson and tied the game at four. The inning would come to close as Villanueva threw out Hall at first for his second pickoff of the season.

The Seminoles answered with an unearned run in the top of fifth on freak play in the outfield. Greinke started the inning hitting center fielder Tyler Holt on a 3-2 pitch. Following a fly out to center by Stidham, Florida State played the hit and run to perfection as Posey laced a single to left center. The ball got by both the Tiger left and center fielder allowing Holt to score all the way from first. Posey ended up at third on the fielding error by the Tigers and would remain there to make the score 5-3.

Auburn would get a run back in the sixth on an RBI double by Sanders. The combination of a free pass and a balk would come back to hurt Villanueva as Sanders crushed a double off the bottom of the wall in left center scoring Morris from second.

The night would come to an end for Villanueva following the Sanders' double as the junior transfer lasted 5.1 innings giving up four runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out six while throwing 94 pitches.

Jimmy Marshall came out of the bullpen and gave up a single to left by Patterson. Sanders rounded third and looked to tie the game at five but freshman left fielder Mike McGee threw a bullet to Posey at the plate to gun down Sanders and keep the Seminole lead at 5-4. Marshall then got Hall to groundout to Delmonico at short to end the inning.

Marshall pitched the seventh and retired the first two batters on a strikeout and fly out to left. He then hit Mummey on a questionable call as the Auburn center fielder squared around to bunt. The home plate umpire called Mummey back to the plate but after a meeting with the third base umpire it was declared the pitch did hit the Tiger batter. Mummey then moved up a base after stealing second and looked to score on a bounding ball up the middle by Fletcher, but Delmonico stretched out to get the ball behind second, spun around and threw a strike to Guinn for the final out of the inning.

The Delmonico, Guinn combination would come into play in the top of the eighth as Florida State increased its lead to 7-4. Delmonico singled to center for his first hit of the ball game and came around to score on Guinn's two-run homer over the 30 foot wall in left. The Seminole first baseman had the green light on a 3-0 offering from Tiger reliever Bradley Hendrix depositing the ball over the fence for his second home run of the season and third hit of the evening.

Auburn added a run in the eighth on a pair of doubles by Bianucci and Patterson. Bianucci led off the eighth hitting a double off the wall in left. After a fly out and a groundout to short, Patterson hit a towering double off the wall in deep center scoring Bianucci to cut the Seminole lead to 7-5. The inning continued on a fielding error by Tapley but Marshall got Ryan Jenkins to fly out to Guinn in foul territory to keep the lead at two.

Marshall ended the evening pitching 2.2 innings of solid relief for the Seminoles as he allowed a run on three hits while striking out one.

The ninth inning belonged to Posey as he earned his first collegiate save in his new role as the Seminole closer. The hard throwing right hander recorded a groundout and two strikeouts to keep the Seminoles undefeated on the season with a 7-5 victory. After recording two quick outs, Posey hit Ben Jones with a 2-2 offering to bring the tying run to the plate in Bianucci. But Posey blew three straight fastballs past Bianucci to give the Seminoles their first road win of the season.

"It looked like the hit-by-pitch made him mad," added Martin. "I think the next three pitches he threw were over 90 (MPH). Buster is a great competitor, he showed what he had by getting the job done."

"That was fun," said Posey. "That was the first time that I have ever closed a ball game. It was hard to tell how hard I was throwing the ball tonight because I had so much adrenaline going on out there. The toughest thing for me was to calm myself down as I walked out to the mound and try not to do too much."

The Seminoles will return to the diamond on Friday, February 29 in the second game of a home and home series against Auburn. Game time for Friday is slated for 3:00 pm CST. Gametracker will be available for the game, while Eric Luallen will broadcast the game live over the radio on 1270 the Team.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  0  2  4  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  1   0  0  0  0  2
Buster Posey            C-P       3  1  2   1  1  0  8  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  1  1   1  0  2  0  4
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  2  3   3  0  0  9  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  3   0  0  0  2  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  7 11   6  1  5 27  9
Opp                              32  5  7   4  4  9 27  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (3), Stuart Tapley (1)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Dennis Guinn (1)
3B - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (2)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (1)
SF - FSU-Tony Delmonico (1)
SB - Opp-3

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      W (2-0)    5.1  4  4  4  4  6
Jimmy Marshall                  2.2  3  1  1  0  1
Buster Posey         Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  5  5  4  9
Opp                  L          9.0 11  7  6  1  5


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FLORIDA STATE 6, AUBURN 5
02/29/2008, AUBURN, AL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Holds On For 6-5 Victory Over Auburn.

Jack Posey, Mike McGee and Tyler Holt drive in five of the six Seminole runs in the win.

AUBURN, AL - Florida State (5-0) scored early and held on late to take both games on the road of a home and home series against Auburn (4-2) with a 6-5 victory Friday afternoon at Plainsman Park. Sophomore Matt Fairel pitched a career-high seven innings to pick up his second win of the season while Jimmy Marshall got the final three outs in the ninth to register his first career save.

All six RBIs on Friday were recorded by Seminole newcomers including five by Florida State freshman. Jack Posey, who got his first start of the season as the Seminole designated hitter, went 1-for-1 with a double, a walk and two RBIs. Left fielder Mike McGee also recorded two RBIs on a single and a sacrifice fly, while Tyler Holt picked up an RBI with a single in the second. Tony Delmonico accounted for the sixth Seminole RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Auburn staged a ninth inning comeback benefiting from the fifth Seminole error of the game. The five errors were the most since recording five in a loss to Savannah State on April 30, 2006. After the first two Tiger batters reached on back-to-back singles in the ninth off reliever Bo O'Dell, the right hander from Kissimmee, Fla., looked to get his first out of the inning but a errant throw by Stuart Tapley at third but runners at second and third with nobody out. Marshall entered the game and got a fly out by Ryan Jenkins for the first out of the inning. But after a Justin Hargett single to right cut the lead to one, Marshall registered back-to-back strikeouts to collect his first collegiate save.

"Jimmy was a guy we didn't want to use today, but yet that was where we were in the game," stated head coach Mike Martin. "Bo O'Dell was only taken out to change momentum. Bo did a very good job. It's a shame; if we make a play (there in the ninth) then everything is different. Bo O'Dell pitched very well. I also felt Jimmy Marshall came in and showed a lot of poise to get the final three outs in the ballgame."

"I just came in, wanted to throw strikes and get them to swing the bat," added Marshall. "When you get into a situation like that you can't walk people. You got to throw strikes and go right after people and that is what I tried to do today."

Fairel (2-0) worked a career-high seven innings as he allowed just two runs, one of which was earned, on three hits. He walked three and struck out three as he threw a career-high 107 pitches. The lefty from Winter Haven, Fla., settled down after a hiccup in the fourth retiring the next eight Auburn batters before Matt Hall reached on a fielding error in the seventh.

"I felt like I really settled in and my pitches started working after the fourth inning," stated Fairel. "It's always easy to pitch with a lead as opposed to being behind. You just got to come in, throw strikes and get them to make outs."

Auburn got on the board first in game two with an unearned run in the bottom of the first. The Tigers placed runners on second and third with only one out as Luke Greinke, Thursday night's starting pitcher, reached base on a fielding error and moved to third on a ground rule double by Mike Bianucci. Hunter Morris would give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead as he brought Greinke home on an RBI groundout to second. Joseph Sanders extended the inning by drawing a two-out walk but was thrown out by Fairel as he was caught trying to steal second base.

Florida State answered right back in the top of the second with a pair of runs to take a 2-1 lead. For the second straight inning, the Seminoles put runners at first and third and this time were successful in pushing runners across the plate. Tapley collected his fourth hit of the series as he hit a come backer right up the middle off the leg of Auburn starter Cory Luckie. Then a sharp hit ball off the bat of Ruairi O'Connor was muffed by Hargett at second moving Tapley to third setting up an RBI opportunity for designated hitter Jack Posey. Posey smacked a double off the wall in left field to bring home Tapley and tie the game at one. The hit and RBI were Jack Posey's first of his collegiate career. On the very next pitch, Holt hit a single to center to score O'Connor but Posey, trying to score from second, was thrown out at the plate.

The Seminoles added two more runs in the top of the third on an RBI single by Mike McGee and a bases loaded walk by Jack Posey. Buster Posey led off the inning reaching on a fielding error by the Tiger third baseman and moved to second on a single to left by Dennis Guinn. Both runners would then move up a base on a wild pitch by Luckie. McGee singled home the third Seminole run of the afternoon lacing a hit through the left side of the infield to score Buster Posey. The hit for McGee was his first of the series. Following a walk to Tapley, Jack Posey registered his second RBI of the afternoon drawing a two-out bases loaded walk to score Guinn and push the Seminole lead to 4-1.

A pair of sacrifice flies in the top of the fourth accounted for both Florida State runs to widen the Seminole lead to 6-1. Stidham led off the fourth with a bloop single to left ending the day for Luckie. Scott Shurman came out of the Tiger bullpen and gave up a double to Buster Posey. With runners at second and third, shortstop Tony Delmonico hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Stidham. Two batters later, following a Guinn single, McGee hit a fly ball to deep center to drive in Buster Posey. The single by Guinn in the fourth was his fifth hit of the series.

Luckie (1-1) lasted just three plus innings as he allowed five runs, two earned, on seven hits. He walked three and struck out two on 74 total pitches.

Auburn broke through with a run in the fourth on back-to-back two-out doubles by Sanders and Kevin Patterson. Patterson hit a double off the tall wall in left to plate Sanders and cut the Seminole lead to 6-2. After a walk to Hall, Fairel escaped further damage by getting Jenkins to fly out to Holt in centerfield.

Bo O'Dell came out of the Seminole bullpen and worked a scoreless eighth. After recording the first out on a grounder to short, O'Dell allowed the next two batters to reach as he hit Ben Jones on the foot with a breaking ball before giving up a single to right by pinch hitter Trent Mummey. With the Tigers threatening to score, the junior right hander closed the door forcing a pair of fly outs to end the inning.

Auburn added three more runs in the ninth before Marshall came into the game to record the final three outs to keep the Seminoles undefeated on the year.

The Garnet and Gold will return home to face Auburn for two more games beginning Saturday, March 1. Game time for Saturday is slated for 2:00 pm EST. Gametracker will be available for the game, while Eric Luallen will broadcast the game live over the radio on 100.7 FM. The game will also be shown live on Sun Sports with Gene Deckerhoff and Tom Block bringing you all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  1   1  0  1  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  1   0  0  0  2  4
Buster Posey            C         4  2  1   0  1  0  5  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  1   1  0  0  2  4
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  2   0  0  0 11  1
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  1   2  0  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  1   0  1  1  1  1
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        4  1  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jack Posey              DH        1  0  1   2  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-DH     2  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Matt Fairel             P                            0  2
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  6 10   6  3  4 27 13
Opp                              33  5  7   5  3  5 27 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Matt Fairel (1), Stuart Tapley 3 (4), Ruairi O'Connor (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Buster Posey (2), Jack Posey (1), Ohmed Danesh (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (2), Mike McGee (1)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (2-0)    7.0  3  2  1  3  3
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  3  3  2  0  0
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(1)      1.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  7  5  3  3  5
Opp                  L          9.0 10  6  3  3  4


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FLORIDA STATE 4, AUBURN 3
03/01/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Goes Yard To Defeat Auburn 4-3.

Senior Ryan Strauss shuts down the Tigers for seven innings to earn first win of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (6-0) remained undefeated on the season with a 4-3 victory over Auburn (4-3) in front of a crowd of 6,544, the fourth largest crowd to witness a game at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles got seven shutout innings from senior Ryan Strauss and three solo home runs on Saturday afternoon to win their third straight game over the Tigers this season.

Strauss (1-0) was lights out in his first start of the season scattering just four hits over seven innings of work. He did not face more than four batters in any inning and retired the last five Auburn hitters including the final two on strikeouts. The Tampa, Fla., native finished the game with five strikeouts on 113 pitches.

The Seminoles looked to the long ball on Saturday afternoon connecting on three solo home runs off Tiger starter Taylor Thompson (1-1). Batters three through six in the Florida State lineup each collected two hits. Senior Dennis Guinn once again led the Seminole offense going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBIs. For the series, Guinn is batting .538 (7-for-13) with two home runs, a double, four runs scored and five RBIs.

The lineup also featured the return of senior Jack Rye, who got his first start of the season in right field after suffering a broken right thumb in the preseason on the first day of practice back on February 1. Rye reached base on his first three at-bats collecting a pair of singles and a base-on-ball. He finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate.

"It felt really good to get back out there," added Rye. "I actually saw the ball really well today which surprised me because I haven't seen live pitching since February 1. I was patient at the plate and got my pitches to hit."

"It was yesterday when we were leaving Auburn that we decided to start Jack Rye in today's ballgame," said head coach Mike Martin. "He took BP on Friday and came to me in the eighth inning and said, 'I can go tomorrow.' I talked to the trainer and the trainer said he would get him out here early this morning and let him hit some. He came out, took some swings and didn't have any problems at all. It's nothing short of unbelievable to get a guy back after just four weeks of breaking his thumb."

Jason Stidham and Buster Posey were responsible for the other two home runs in game three. Stidham registered the first run of the game taking a 3-2 offering from Thompson over the fence in right for his third home run of the season and ninth of his career. The hit extended Stidham's hit streak to a team-high eight games.

Guinn gave the Seminoles a 2-0 advantage as he led off the bottom of the second with a solo shot off the scoreboard in left. It was the senior first baseman's second home run of the series and third round tripper of the season.

Guinn added his second RBI of the game an inning later knocking in Buster Posey on a two-out single to left. With one out in the third, Posey drilled a shot off the fence in right center for his third double of the season.

In the fifth, the Seminoles increased their lead to 4-0 on their third solo home run of the game. This time the shot came off the bat of Buster Posey who smacked the ball over the fence in left center and into the parking lot for his second round tripper of the season. The home run ended the afternoon for Thompson who lasted just four innings allowing four run on seven hits. He walked three and struck out one in suffering his first loss of the season.

The Tigers closed within one in the top of the eighth thanks to a two-out three-run home run off the bat of first baseman Hunter Morris. Freshman Tyler Everett entered the game in relief of Strauss in the eighth and got the first two outs before surrendering a double down the line in left to Luke Greinke, a walk to Mike Bianucci and then the home run to Morris.

Jimmy Marshall was called on for the final out but not before the tying run advanced to third on a pair of Seminole throwing errors. The junior right hander got Kevin Patterson to fly out to Ohmed Danesh in left to maintain the one-run Seminole lead.

Buster Posey closed out the game pitching a perfect ninth inning for his second save of the season. The junior right hander threw just eight pitches to keep the Seminoles perfect in 2008.

"It was fun," explained Posey on pitching in front of an electric crown on Saturday. "I can honestly say that I didn't hear the crowd until the second out. I was pretty focused out there today."

The Seminoles will return to the diamond for the final game of a four-game home and home series against Auburn on Sunday, March 2. Game time for Sunday is slated for 2:00 pm as freshman Mike McGee will take the mound for his second start of the season. Gametracker and ACC Select will be available for the game, while Eric Luallen will broadcast the game live over the radio on 100.7 FM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  0  0   0  1  1  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  1   1  0  0  1  4
Buster Posey            C-P       4  2  2   1  0  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  2   0  1  0  2  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  2   0  0  1  2  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  2   2  0  1  9  2
Mike McGee              DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  0  1   0  0  2  3  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
Ryan Strauss            P                            1  2
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  4 10   4  3  6 27 10
Opp                              32  3  6   3  4  5 24 13

E - FSU-Buster Posey (4), Stuart Tapley (5)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Buster Posey (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (3), Buster Posey (2), Dennis Guinn (3)
SH - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Ryan Strauss         W (1-0)    7.0  4  0  0  3  5
Tyler Everett                   0.2  2  3  3  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey         Sv(2)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  6  3  3  4  5
Opp                  L          8.0 10  4  4  3  6


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FLORIDA STATE 10, AUBURN 1
03/02/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps Series With 10-1 Win Over Auburn.

Freshman Mike McGee pitches seven shutout innings to earn his second win of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (7-0) kept its undefeated season intact on Sunday afternoon with a 10-1 victory over Auburn (4-4) to sweep the four-game series from the Tigers. Freshman Mike McGee threw seven shutout innings to earn his second win in as many starts, while the Seminole hitters pounded out double-digit hits for the seventh straight game.

"Obviously, I am trying to hide my excitement, but when you play as well as we did the last four games, it is extremely exciting," said head coach Mike Martin. "I am very happy for our university and certainly our baseball program. We played solid baseball and it's very gratifying to see a club with as many new players as we have go out there and perform the way they did in front of tremendous crowds this weekend. It is just very exciting to be a Florida State Seminole."

McGee took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and had retired eight straight Tiger batters before giving up a walk to Kevin Patterson and then a single to Brian Fletcher in the top of the fifth. He would escape the inning unscathed inducing a pair of groundouts and a line out to keep Auburn off the scoreboard.

Auburn threatened an inning later as the first two Tiger batters reached on a single and double, respectively, to put runners at second and third with no body out. But the freshman right hander once again showed tremendous poise getting a pair of fly outs sandwiched between a great defensive play by McGee. Third baseman Joseph Sanders hit a sharp grounder back up the middle but McGee made a leaping grab to hold the runner at third and get the out at first.

The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native finished the game throwing a career-high seven innings. He gave up just three hits and did not allow run to cross the plate. McGee struck out five and walked three while throwing 105 pitches.

"Michael pitched very well today," explained Martin. "I was very, very pleased with the way he pitched."

"Just like last week, I was focused on going out there hitting my spots with my fastball and throwing my curveball and breaking balls for strikes," added McGee. "The main thing is hitting my fastball on the outside corner. I was hitting it all day today which really helped. It is also awesome to have a defense like that, the one we have behind you. When you get behind in the count, you're not worried about throwing your fastball because you know that if they put it in play our team has a good chance of getting an out. It's awesome when you have a defense you can trust like that."

The Seminoles gave McGee an early cushion scoring three runs on three straight RBI singles in the bottom of the first to take a 3-0 lead. Center fielder Tyler Holt led off the game with a double to right center and scored two batters later on a single to right by Buster Posey. Jack Rye picked up his first RBI of the season driving home Jason Stidham who walked on five pitches. Shortstop Tony Delmonico finished off the scoring for Florida State in the first as he found the whole through the left side of the infield to plate Posey from second.

Florida State added to its lead in the fourth on back-to-back to hits by Holt and Stidham. Holt once again led off the inning with a hit singling to left. He would score all the way from first on Stidham's double down the right field line to give the Garnet and Gold a four-run advantage.

A three-run fifth broke the game open as the Seminoles increased their lead to 7-0. Dennis Guinn led off the fifth with a single to left and raced around to third on McGee's double to right. It was the fourth time in five innings that the Seminole leadoff batter had reached. Tapley would score Guinn on a sacrifice fly to center. Holt then ripped his second double and third hit of the game to right center driving in McGee. He would score a batter later on a Stidham single to left. Holt finished the game 3-for-3 with three runs scored and a walk. It was his first three-hit game of his career.

In the sixth, Guinn registered his team leading fourth home run of the season. With two outs, the senior first baseman drilled a shot to left on a 2-2 offering off Tiger reliever Evan Crawford. It was his third home run of the series and 21st of his career.

Guinn had an outstanding series in FSU's sweep of Auburn as he batted .563 (9-for-16) with three home runs, a double, six RBIs and six runs scored. He slugged 1.188 and posted an on-base percentage of .588. Guinn was also perfect from the field on 38 total chances registering 34 putouts and four assists.

"You definitely don't expect to hit like I did against a team like Auburn," said Guinn. "It definitely gives me some momentum going into ACC play next weekend and going into UNC Asheville this week. I'm just going to try and keep doing the same thing come Tuesday."

"Dennis played well," added Martin. "He had some big hits this week and really came through in all four games for us."

Ben Francis came out of the pen and pitched two effective innings in relief. The sophomore right hander allowed one run on four hits while striking out one. He induced a pair of groundball double plays including one in the top of the eighth with the bases loaded and one out.

"One of the most exciting things today was Ben Francis," said Martin. "Jamey Shouppe deserves a lot of credit. He (Jamey) has done a great job of working him (Francis) through some problems and I am very proud of the way Ben performed today."

Florida State pushed across the final two runs of the game on a two-out, bases loaded double by freshman Luke Smierciak scoring Delmonico and Ruairi O'Connor. Smierciak picked up his first collegiate hit an inning earlier on a bloop single to center. He finished the game 2-for-2.

The Seminoles will return to the diamond for a two-game mid-week series against UNC Asheville on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Game one is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 with first pitch at 6:00 pm. Gametracker and ACC Select will be available for the game, while Eric Luallen will broadcast the game live over the radio on 1270 the Team FM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  3  3   1  1  0  3  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-CF     2  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  2   2  1  0  1  1
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Buster Posey            C         4  1  1   1  0  0  5  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  1   1  0  1  2  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  1   1  1  0  1  4
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  2  2   1  1  1  5  1
  Jack Posey            1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
Mike McGee              P-DH      3  1  1   0  1  1  1  2
  Nick Vickerson        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     2  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   1  2  0  2  2
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 10 13  10 10  5 27 12
Opp                              33  1  7   1  3  6 24  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (2), Luke Smierciak (1), Jason Stidham (2), Mike McGee (2)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (4)
SF - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (2-0)    7.0  3  0  0  3  5
Ben Francis                     2.0  4  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  1  1  3  6
Opp                  L          8.0 13 10 10 10  5


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FLORIDA STATE 11, UNC-ASHEVILLE 4
03/04/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Walks Past UNC Asheville 11-4.

Bo O'Dell pitches six innings in his first start to earn his first victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The hits and walks were flowing Tuesday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium as Florida State pushed its record to 8-0 on the year with an 11-4 victory over UNC Asheville (4-5). The Seminoles recorded double-digit hits for the eighth consecutive game putting up 11 in game one against the Bulldogs while drawing a season-high 13 walks.

"Any way you can scrape them, I'll take them," said head coach Mike Martin on scoring some unconventional runs on Tuesday night. "It was a game in which we had some good at-bats. This is a very young UNC Asheville team and we took advantage of some mistakes that were made."

Junior Bo O'Dell tied a career-high working six innings in his first start of the season to collect his first victory in 2008 and his second career win over UNC Asheville. The right hander from Kissimmee, Fla., gave up two runs on eight hits and did not walk a batter while posting a career-high in strikeouts with five.

"I felt good out there tonight," explained O'Dell. "I am just happy to get the opportunity to go out there and throw the ball. Not having any walks when I'm locating my fastball was a very big key for me tonight."

The Seminoles scored a run in six of the eight innings in which they appeared at the plate. Senior Dennis Guinn continued his hot hitting as he collected his second three-hit game of the season. Guinn has now registered multiple hits in six of the first eight games in 2008. Stuart Tapley also had a nice offensive evening going 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk and two runs scored. Junior Buster Posey led all batters with three RBIs in the win.

"I am really just trying to stick to my game plan," said Guinn on another multiple hit performance. "Stay up the middle with the ball and not try to do too much with my at-bats, I like to keep it simple at the plate."

"It was a good win for us," stated Martin. "I was very pleased with the way our guys played. I thought Bo O'Dell had a very good outing and I was very pleased to see Ben Francis and Jimmy Marshall come in and do a good job for us."

Florida State gave O'Dell an early cushion scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. The first three batters reached as Tyler Holt led off the first with a single to center and moved to second on a walk by Jason Stidham. Posey would drive them both in on his first triple of the season. The junior catcher hit a ball that caromed off the top of the wall in right center and got away from Bulldog centerfielder Kevin Mattison. Posey scored two pitches later on a balk by starting pitcher Justin Schumer.

UNC Asheville answered with a run in the second on a solo home run over the fence in right field by Schumer. It was Schumer's second round tripper of the season.

In the fourth, the two teams would exchange a run as the Bulldogs scored on an RBI single to center by Johnny Martinez. Reed Kreiser led off the inning with a double and would come around to score on Martinez' base hit. FSU pushed its lead back to two when Tapley scored on a wild pitch by UNC Asheville reliever Grier Harrington. Tapley got things started in the fourth with a single to center and raced around to third on Stidham's single down the right field line. The hit extended Stidham's hit streak to nine games.

Back-to-back hits by Guinn and Mike McGee followed by a sacrifice fly to left by Ohmed Danesh increased the Florida State lead to 5-2 after five.

Florida State broke the game open in the sixth scoring three runs on only one hit. The Bulldog bullpen issued four walks and two balks which led to a pair of runs. Guinn registered the lone hit in the inning singling to right field driving in Jack Rye for an 8-3 Seminole advantage.

Ryan Vigue entered in the seventh in relief of O'Dell. The freshman southpaw walked the first two batters that he faced before being lifted from the game in favor of sophomore Ben Francis. UNC Asheville would take advantage of the walks as both runners would come around to score. After issuing a walk to the first batter that he faced, Francis induced a groundball double play, an RBI single and a fielder's choice to prohibit a big inning from happening. He pitched the eighth and after getting in trouble with a hit-by-pitch and a walk to start the inning, the right hander got a key strikeout and then an inning ending double play.

Florida State added a run in the seventh on a Posey sacrifice fly to center for his third RBI of the game. The fly out scored Tapley who reached after getting hit by a pitch.

The Seminoles put the game out of reach in the eighth with a pair of runs to make the score 11-4. Tony Delmonico led off the inning with a walk and scored on a pinch hit double to deep center field by Jack Posey. Posey advanced to third on a pinch hit single by Ruairi O'Connor and scored two batters later on a sacrifice fly by Luke Smierciak.

Jimmy Marshall entered in the ninth and struck out the side to close out the game keeping the Garnet and Gold perfect on the year.

The Seminoles will return to the diamond on Wednesday, March 5 in game two against UNC Asheville.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  1   0  2  1  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR-CF     1  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  1   0  1  0  2  1
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  2
Buster Posey            C         2  2  1   3  2  0  6  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  0   0  1  2  0  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        2  1  0   0  3  0  4  3
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  3   1  1  0  6  0
Mike McGee              DH        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH        1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  0  0   1  0  2  4  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  2  2   0  1  1  1  2
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  1
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29 11 11   7 13  6 27 10
Opp                              33  4  9   3  5  9 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (3), Jack Posey (2)
3B - FSU-Buster Posey (1)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
SF - FSU-Luke Smierciak (1), Buster Posey (1), Ohmed Danesh (1)
SB - FSU-Tony Delmonico (2)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (1), Stuart Tapley (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell            W (1-0)    6.0  8  2  2  0  5
Ryan Vigue                      0.0  0  2  2  2  0
Ben Francis                     2.0  1  0  0  2  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  4  4  5  9
Opp                  L          8.0 11 11 11 13  6


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FLORIDA STATE 10, UNC-ASHEVILLE 5
03/05/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ten-Run Eighth Pushes Florida State Past UNC Asheville.

Tony Delmonico hits three-run blast to give the Seminoles the lead for good.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For seven innings on Wednesday night it looked as though UNC Asheville would hand Florida State its first loss of the season. But thanks to a 10-run eighth inning, the Seminoles (9-0) erased a five-run deficit and remained undefeated on the year downing the Bulldogs (4-6) 10-5.

Florida State sent 15 batters to the plate in the eighth registering seven hits including a three-run blast off the scoreboard by Delmonico to give the Seminoles the lead for good and a two-run shot into the parking lot in right field by Ohmed Danesh. The Seminoles drew five walks in the eighth and hit for the cycle posting two home runs, a triple, a double and three singles.

"We battled to the end and showed a lot of character tonight," said Delmonico. "You have to give a lot of credit to our pitchers for keeping us in the game. This was an all around team win for us."

Freshman Mike McGee collected his third three-hit game of the season scoring a pair of runs. Delmonico went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored while centerfielder Tyler Holt was 2-for-3 with three walks, a run scored and an RBI.

Tallahassee native Tyler Everett took the hill for his first start of the season and worked five solid innings. He allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits. The freshman right hander walked four and struck out one in earning a no decision.

"I felt a lot more comfortable out there tonight," explained Everett. "I was able to find my location on a lot of pitches, unfortunately I made two pitches that they hit out, but I was able to recover and settle down."

The Bulldogs scored on a pair of solo home runs off Everett in the first and fourth innings by Kevin Mattison and Reed Kreiser, respectively.

UNC Asheville starting pitcher Taylor Wohlwend kept the Seminole batters at bay for 6.2 shutout innings allowing just five hits. Despite giving up six walks, he seemed to frustrate the Florida State lineup as the Seminoles couldn't crack the scoreboard leaving eight runners on base from the third to the sixth inning.

In the seventh, Wohlwend was pulled with two outs and runners on first and second. Reliever Dillon Waters came into the game and after issuing a walk to Dennis Guinn to load the bases got Delmonico swinging on strikes to end the inning.

In the eighth, things started to unravel for the Bulldogs as the first five batters reached. McGee led off the inning lacing a double down the right field line. The next three batters followed with a walk including a bases loaded RBI walk to pinch hitter Jack Posey to push across McGee for the first Seminole run of the game. Holt then singled back up the middle to drive in Danesh. After an RBI groundout by Jack Rye made the score 5-3, Buster Posey sent a rocket shot that tied up the Bulldog left fielder and dropped in for a base hit. Pinch runner Ruairi O'Connor and Holt scored on the play to tie the game up at five. After a walk to Guinn put runners at first and second, Delmonico stepped in and belted a three-run shot off the scoreboard in left to give the Seminoles their first lead of the game. McGee registered his second hit of the inning with a single to right and came around to score on Danesh's first home run of the season. Pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz collected the final hit of the inning drilling a triple off the fence in right field for his first career three bagger. UNC Asheville sent three pitchers to the mound in the eighth.

Ryan Strauss, Ben Francis and Jimmy Marshall came out of the bullpen on Wednesday evening and did their job in keeping the Seminoles in the ballgame. The trio worked a combined four innings giving up two runs on four hits. They registered four strikeouts and three base-on-balls. Francis pitched the eighth and was credited with the win, his first career victory.

Marshall came on in the ninth and recorded a pair of strikeouts and a fly out to right to cap off the Seminoles first come-from-behind victory of the season.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Friday, March 7 as the Seminoles open ACC play with a three-game set against the Maryland Terrapins. Friday and Saturday's contest are scheduled to start at 6:00 pm, while Sunday's game time was moved to a 12 noon start due to a travel conflict with Maryland.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  2   1  3  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        6  0  1   1  0  0  3  1
Buster Posey            2B-C      3  1  1   1  2  0  5  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  0   0  2  0 10  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  1  2   3  0  1  0  4
Mike McGee              DH        4  2  3   0  1  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  2  1   2  1  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  1   0  2  0  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         2  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
  Jack Posey            PH        0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Everett           P                            0  3
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34 10 12   9 12  2 27 11
Opp                              33  5  8   5  8  5 24  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Jack Rye (1), Dennis Guinn (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (4)
3B - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (2), Ohmed Danesh (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Parker Brunelle (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Everett                   5.0  4  3  2  4  1
Ryan Strauss                    2.0  2  1  1  2  1
Ben Francis          W (1-0)    1.0  2  1  1  1  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0  8  5  4  8  5
Opp                  L          8.0 12 10 10 12  2


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FLORIDA STATE 5, MARYLAND 4
03/08/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Villanueva Tosses Complete Game as FSU Downs Maryland 5-4.

The Seminoles extend win streak over Maryland to 31 straight games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State starter Elih Villanueva went the distance as the Seminoles hung on for a 5-4 victory over Maryland in game one of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. In the conference opener for both team, the Seminoles (10-0, 1-0) scored all five runs in the first four innings to extend their winning streak to 31 straight games over the Terps (5-5, 0-1), while running their all-time record in the series to 52-3.

Villanueva (3-0) was the story in game one as he threw the first nine-inning complete game for the Seminoles since Tyler Chambliss went nine innings back on March 11, 2006 in a 6-2 Florida State victory over Maryland. The junior right hander gave up four runs, two earned, on five hits as he walked just one and struck out a season-high eight batters.

"It was pretty exciting," said Villanueva on his complete game performance. "Last year, I ate up a lot of innings in JUCO and had eight complete games. With my first two starts and only going five innings, this game was pretty huge especially to go out there and save the bullpen."

Five Seminoles recorded a pair of hits in the first game, while Ohmed Danesh drove in the first two runs of the game on his first triple of the season. In his first start at second base in 2008, Tommy Oravetz went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Florida State got on the board first with a one out 2-RBI triple to deep center field by Danesh in the bottom of the second. Tony Delmonico started the inning with a bunt to single to third and moved to second on a walk by designated hitter Mike McGee. Danesh stepped in and drilled the ball to center field scoring Delmonico and McGee for an early 2-0 lead. With Tyler Holt at the plate, Maryland starter Scott Swinson (1-2) unleashed a wild pitch to score Danesh for a three run advantage.

In the third, the Seminoles added to their lead on a Dennis Guinn home run. The senior first baseman took a 3-2 offering from Swinson out of the ball park in left for his team leading fifth round tripper of the season and 22nd of his career.

Florida Stated pushed its lead to 5-0 in the fourth as the Seminoles put together a run on two-outs. Oravetz got things started legging out a double down the line in right. Following a walk to Buster Posey, right fielder Jack Rye pushed a single through the left side scoring Oravetz from second for a five run lead.

Maryland finally broke through with a pair of runs in the fifth off Villanueva. The Terrapins loaded the bases with two outs and got a two-run single to left by Bill Rice. Jensen Pupa led off the inning with a single up the middle but after a strikeout and a fly out, Villanueva gave up a single to AJ Casario and then a walk to Steve Braun. Pupa and Casario would score on Rice's single to left. The junior right hander would get out of trouble as he got catcher Chad Durakis looking on strikes.

Villanueva once again found his groove after the two-run fifth retiring the Terps in order in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. He set down 11 straight Maryland batters before Mike Murphy's single to left field with one out in the ninth.

The Terrapins made things interesting after the Murphy base hit as the next batter Jensen Pupa reached base on a fielding error by Danesh in left. Battling the sun and a blustery wind, the ball bounced off the glove of Danesh to score Murphy from first. Pupa would advance to third on a throw to the plate. Will Greenburg stepped in and sent a sacrifice fly to left scoring Pupa to cut the Seminole lead to one. But that was as close as the Terrapins would come as Villanueva got Nick Jowers to fly out to Holt in center for the final out of the game and his first career complete game as a Seminole.

Villanueva threw 126 pitches on Saturday to remain perfect on the year at 3-0. He has tallied 19 strikeouts in 19.1 innings of work while posting a season ERA of 3.26.

"My slider worked for me really well today and it helped keep the hitters off balanced," added Villanueva. "Pretty much that is my ball game; I go out there and try to pitch, not to throw. That was the best I felt this year."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  2   0  1  1  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        5  1  2   0  0  0  0  3
Buster Posey            C         2  0  1   0  2  0  9  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  2   1  0  0  4  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  3
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  2   1  0  1  8  1
Mike McGee              DH        3  1  0   0  1  2  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  1  1   2  0  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            2  1
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FSU                              34  5 13   4  4  6 27  8
Opp                              32  4  5   3  1  8 24 10

E - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2)
3B - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (5)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (1)
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      W (3-0)    9.0  5  4  2  1  8
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FSU                             9.0  5  4  2  1  8
Opp                  L          8.0 13  5  5  4  6


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FLORIDA STATE 16, MARYLAND 0
03/08/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Blanks Maryland 16-0 In Game Two.

The Seminoles record double-digit hits for the 11th straight game to start the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Game two of a doubleheader on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium may have featured some cold temperatures Saturday evening but it was the Florida State (11-0, 2-0) bats that were on fire as the Seminoles blanked Maryland (5-6, 0-2) 16-0 in front of a crowd of 4,532. FSU pounded out 14 hits in game two reaching the double-digit hit plateau for the 11th straight game to start the season. The Seminoles have now won 32 straight games against the Terrapins.

With the doubleheader sweep, Florida State has now won all 17 series against Maryland since joining the ACC in 1992. The Garnet and Gold leads the all-time series 53-3 including a mark of 27-2 at home. Dating back to the last league series in 2006 against NC State, the Seminoles have won 11 of their last 12 ACC series.

"We had some really strong pitching for us no doubt about it," said head coach Mike Martin. "Elih pitched extremely well and Matt Fairel had a great outing. We are very excited about the way our guys played. We know that tomorrow is another day, so we have to be ready to go."

The Seminoles once again got another strong performance from sophomore Matt Fairel (3-0). The southpaw from Winter Haven, Fla., worked seven scoreless innings to tie a career-high. He allowed seven hits and walked two while tying another career-high with seven strikeouts. Fairel has now pitched 10.1 consecutive scoreless innings.

"I felt comfortable out there tonight," said Fairel. "My defense picked me up a lot; they helped me out two or three times. Tony Delmonico and Jack Rye made some great plays that really helped me out to preserve the shutout."

Offensively, left fielder Ruairi O'Connor had a big game going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored. In his career against Maryland, O'Connor has registered six hits with four runs and six runs batted in. Buster Posey and Jack Rye also collected a pair of hits in game two.

Tyler Holt, the ACC leader in on-base percentage, improved on that number in game two as he reached base on four of his six at-bats. The freshman centerfielder drew three base-on-balls and a single while scoring twice and driving in a pair. Tommy Oravetz, who got his second start of the season at second base, scored twice, drove in two runs and walked two times. Jimmy Marshall and Nick Vickerson each picked up their first collegiate hit on a single to right field in the eighth.

The Florida State offense gave Fairel some breathing room right off the bat thanks to a five-run first inning. The first five batters reached on a leadoff walk by Holt and four straight hits by Oravetz, Posey, Rye and Tony Delmonico. All five of those batters would come around to score. O'Connor's RBI single to centerfield ended the night for Terrapin starter Kevin Biringer (1-1), who lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his second start of the season.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 8-0 in the third on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Holt and Oravetz scoring designated hitter Mike McGee and third baseman Stuart Tapley. O'Connor would score the third run of the inning on a fielding error by Maryland pitcher Mike Sufozynski.

In the sixth, Florida State added three more runs on two consecutive doubles by Tapley and O'Connor. Tapley laced a double down the line in left to score Delmonico who drew a walk. After a Maryland pitching change, O'Connor greeted Brett Jones with a double to right to score Dennis Guinn and Tapley.

Florida State would bat around for the second time in the game putting a five spot on the board in the eighth. The Seminoles sent 10 batters to plate collecting five hits and two base-on-balls.

Bo O'Dell and Jimmy Marshall each pitched an inning in relief contributing to the combined shutout. The last time the Seminoles shutout an opponent was on March 27, 2007 as Florida State defeated North Florida 6-0. The last shutout posted by FSU in an ACC game came in game three of last year against Boston College as the Seminoles blanked the Eagles 7-0.

With the 16 runs on Saturday night, Florida State has now scored 10 or more runs in 29 of the 56 all-time games against Maryland.

"To start out 2-0 in the ACC is really big," added Fairel. "Every game that you win in this league counts for something. You got to get up for every game; you can't afford to lose to anyone. There are so many great teams in this league."

Florida State will return to the diamond to face Maryland on Sunday, March 9 in the series finale. Senior Ryan Strauss will take the mound in his second start of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 pm. The game will be broadcast live on ACC Select, while faces can also catch the action on gametracker and over the radio on 100.7 FM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  2  1   2  3  0  3  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        3  2  1   2  2  0  0  1
Buster Posey            C         4  1  2   1  0  1  7  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  1  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  1  2   1  2  0  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  2  1   1  1  0  3  1
  Nick Vickerson        SS        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  0   0  0  0  1  1
  Bo O'Dell             P         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        PH-P      2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              DH        2  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH-1B     2  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  2  1   1  1  3  1  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  1  2   3  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Matt Fairel             P                            1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 16 14  13 12  6 27  5
Opp                              37  0 10   0  3 11 24  5

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Delmonico (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (3), Jack Posey (3), Stuart Tapley (2), Ruairi O'Connor (2)
SH - FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Tommy Oravetz (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (3-0)    7.0  7  0  0  2  7
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  2  0  0  1  2
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 10  0  0  3 11
Opp                  L          8.0 14 16 12 12  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, MARYLAND 8
03/09/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Maryland 9-8 On Tapley's Walk-off Single.

The Seminoles remain undefeated on the season with a three-game sweep of the Terrapins.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State kept its perfect season intact Sunday afternoon with a 9-8 victory over Maryland. Freshman Stuart Tapley delivered a walk-off bases loaded single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Seminoles (12-0, 3-0) a three-game sweep over the Terrapins (5-7, 0-3). FSU extended its win streak to 32 straight games over the Terps with the win on Sunday.

For the second consecutive year and for only the third time in the Mike Martin era, the Seminoles start a season at 12-0. Last year, Florida State set the school record for the best start in school history winning its first 23 games to start 23-0. The only other time FSU started 12-0 was in 1985.

"That was a very big win for our baseball team," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was one that we kept our poise on a lot of things that Maryland was doing. But we hung in there and got it done in the end. I am very proud of our baseball team."

The series finale featured a great deal of action with seven lead changes and two ties. Buster Posey and Ohmed Danesh each registered three hits on Sunday, while Posey and Danesh joined Tony Delmonico and Stuart Tapley with two RBIs a piece. Jimmy Marshall pitched two scoreless innings in relief to pick up his first win of the season.

"That was a lot of fun, no doubt about it," said Marshall. "It was a great win for us. It felt good to come out and sweep our first conference series of the year. Hopefully we can carry it through for next weekend's series against Georgia Tech."

Maryland got on the board first in the top of the first with a solo home run off the bat of catcher Chad Durakis. Durakis took a 1-2 offering from Seminole starting pitcher Ryan Strauss and deposited the ball over the fence in left center for his third home run of the season. The run was the first given up by Strauss as a starter in 14.2 innings.

Florida State answered right back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first on a two-run double by Delmonico. The junior shortstop stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and drilled his third two bagger of the season to right center scoring Tommy Oravetz and Posey.

The Terrapins came right back to take a one-run lead in the second thanks to another home run, this time off the bat of AJ Casario. Maryland once again put together a two-out rally as Dan Benick kept the inning alive with a single to center leading to Casario's two-run blast over the fence in right for his second home run of the season.

The lead was short lived once again as the Seminoles recorded back-to-back doubles by Tapley and Danesh to start their half of the second. Danesh scored on Tapley's double down the left field line to tie the game at three. The freshman third baseman moved to third on a wild pitch by Maryland starter Jensen Pupa and following a walk to Tyler Holt would score on a double play groundout by Oravetz to give the Seminoles a one-run advantage.

Maryland would counter with its third home run off Strauss in the third to take a 5-4 lead. Pupa helped his own cause as he belted a two-run homer to right to recapture the lead for the Terrapins. The home run was the first of the season for Pupa. The last time a Seminole pitcher gave up three home runs in one game was April 27, 2007 as Bryan Henry gave up three at Miami in a 7-6 come-from-behind victory in the ninth inning by the Garnet and Gold.

In the fifth, the Terps added to their lead as Durakis recorded his third RBI of the day on a sharp single up the middle. Oravetz got to the ball on the edge of the grass but did not have a play as Steve Braun crossed the plate for a 6-4 Maryland advantage.

Florida State answered with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take an 8-6 lead. Oravetz led off the inning on double that dropped in down the left field line between the shortstop and left fielder. Three pitches later the game was tied as Buster Posey unloaded on his third home run of the season taking Pupa's offering off the scoreboard in left. After a walk to Jack Rye, Pupa's afternoon would come to an end as he last just four plus innings.

Ian Schwalenberg entered and issued a base-on-ball to Delmonico on eight pitches. Dennis Guinn laid down one of his two sacrifice bunts on the afternoon to advance both Rye and Delmonico up a base. After a strike out to Mike McGee, Schwalenberg looked as though he would get out of the inning with the game tied, but Danesh stayed a live fouling off a couple pitches on a 2-2 count before hitting a single up the middle. Rye and Delmonico scored on the play giving the Seminoles an 8-6 lead.

The Terps took advantage of a pair of Seminole miscues in the top of the seventh to tie the game for just the second time all day. Braun got things started with a one out single to left and would advance to second on a throwing error by Danesh in left. After getting Pupa to pop out to second, Ben Francis would get the call out of the bullpen replacing Strauss who worked 6.2 innings. Francis gave up an RBI single to Durakis for his third hit and third RBI of the game. The next batter Gerry Spessard reached on a fielding error by Tapley at third scoring Durakis on the play to tie the game at 8-8.

After a scoreless eighth inning, Maryland threatened to recapture the lead in the top of the ninth off Marshall putting runners at first and third with one out. But the junior right hander got Spessard to hit a groundball right back to him at the mound to start the 1-6-3 inning ending double play.

"You can't panic," added Marshall on the first and third, one-out situation in the top of the ninth. "That is the one thing you can't do. We all have confidence in one another to get the job done. Luckily we got the groundball and Tony (Delmonico) made a great turn."

Delmonico got things started in the bottom of the ninth as he led off the inning with his second hit of the afternoon singling to right on a 3-2 offering from Brad Taylor (0-1). Guinn put down his second sacrifice bunt of the game moving Delmonico into scoring position at second base. Jason Stidham would come to the plate pinch-hitting for McGee but was issued an intentional walk to put runners at first and second with only one out. Danesh then loaded the bases on a four pitch walk setting up the game ending heroics for Tapley. On a 0-1 pitch, Tapley laced a single back up the middle scoring Delmonico for the game-winner to give the Seminoles the sweep and to keep FSU undefeated on the year.

"There was one out with the bases loaded," explained Tapley. "I was just trying to reach the outfield some how. I got a pitch that I could drive and hit it right back up the middle. With one out and the bases loaded, you want to try and hit something to the outfield. Obviously, a pop fly deep enough will score the runner from third. I got a ball up in the zone, got on top of it and just hit a solid line drive."

The walk-off victory was the first since March 16, 2007 when Jack Rye hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 11th to defeat Wake Forest 7-6.

The win also moved head coach Mike Martin within four games of career win number 1,500. In his 29th season, the legendary ball coach has amassed a career record of 1,496-506-4.

Florida State will return to the diamond to face Georgia for a pair of mid-week games beginning Tuesday, March 11 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Game time on Tuesday is scheduled for 6:00 pm. The game will be broadcast live on Sun Sports, while fans can also catch the action on gametracker and over the radio on 1270 the Team with Tom Block providing play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  5  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        4  2  1   0  1  0  3  5
Buster Posey            C         5  2  3   2  0  0  5  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  0   0  2  1  1  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  2  2   2  2  0  2  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  7  2
Mike McGee              DH        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Jason Stidham         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  1  3   2  2  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  1  2   2  0  1  0  1
Ryan Strauss            P                            3  1
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  9 13   8  9  4 27 13
Opp                              36  8 11   7  4  4 25 17

E - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (3), Stuart Tapley (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (4), Tony Delmonico (3), Ohmed Danesh (4), Stuart Tapley (3)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Buster Posey (3)
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
SH - FSU-Dennis Guinn 2 (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss                    6.2  9  7  6  2  3
Ben Francis                     0.1  1  1  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall       W (1-0)    2.0  1  0  0  2  1
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FSU                             9.0 11  8  6  4  4
Opp                  L          8.1 13  9  9  9  4


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GEORGIA 13, FLORIDA STATE 10
03/12/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, First 3.5 innings played on 3/11/2008
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Georgia Hands FSU First Loss Of Season, Wins Slugfest 13-10.

Buster Posey hits two home runs, Stuart Tapley goes 4-for-5 in the loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State tried twice to erase a six-run deficit in game one against Georgia on Wednesday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium, but it wasn't enough as the Seminoles fell to the visiting Bulldogs 13-10 for their first loss of the season. The first game was a completion of Tuesday night's game which was suspended in the bottom of the fourth due to heavy rain with Georgia leading 8-2.

Buster Posey and Stuart Tapley each recorded their first, four-hit game of the season as both Seminoles went 4-for-5 in game one. Posey sandwiched back-to-back home runs in consecutive at-bats in the fifth and sixth innings between a pair of singles in the first and eighth. The four hits tied a career-high. Tapley recorded a double and three singles for his fourth multi-hit game of the season.

The Seminoles reached double-digit hits for the 13th straight game in the loss, while Georgia defeated Florida State for the third straight time and for the 10th time in the last 15 games.

"The first game was played very hard," said head coach Mike Martin. "We kept trying to come back and Georgia wouldn't let us. They did a great job of pitching and played good defense. It was a game that we really took advantage of every opportunity but you just have to take your hat off to Georgia."

Georgia took an 8-2 lead into the bottom of the fourth before play was suspended due to heavy rain Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs took advantage of three early Seminole errors and a sloppy second inning leading to four runs off FSU starter Mike McGee (2-1).

UGA struck first in their first at-bat of the game on a two-run homer off the bat of starting shortstop Gordon Beckham. The round tripper was his team-leading seventh of the season and was the first given up by McGee in 12 innings of work.

Florida State answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 2-2. Tyler Holt and Buster Posey reached on a pair of singles and scored on a double to the gap in right center by Jack Rye. With Rye at the plate, the hit and run worked out perfectly as the double plated Holt and scored Posey all the way from first.

In the second, the Bulldogs manufactured four runs on just one hit. McGee issued three walks and hit a batter while the Seminole defense committed its second of three errors in the inning.

Georgia added a run in the third on back-to-back doubles by Lyle Allen and Matt Cerione. With one out, Allen hit a double to right followed by an RBI double down the line in right by Cerione.

McGee went out for the top of the fourth and faced just three batters before Martin called on Tyler Everett out of the bullpen. The Seminole starter went 3.1 innings allowing eight runs, five earned, on six hits. He walked four and struck out one. The Bulldogs tacked on an unearned run in the fourth to increase their lead to 8-2 before heavy rain hit Dick Howser Stadium. Following a 27 minute rain delay, the game was suspended and moved to Wednesday afternoon.

Game one resumed play at 1:59 pm with the Seminoles up at the plate. After Dennis Guinn led off the bottom of the fourth with a groundout to second, pinch hitter Ruairi O'Connor reached as he was hit with 1-0 pitch by Georgia right hander Will Harvil. O'Connor scored two batters later on a two-out double by Tapley. Tapley drilled the ball to deep center scoring O'Connor to cut into the UGA lead at 8-3.

After setting down the Bulldogs in order in the fifth, Florida State drew within four of the lead on a solo home run to left by Buster Posey. The home run was the fourth of the season for the Leesburg, Ga., native and the 11th of his career.

Georgia regained its six-run lead on a two-out, two run double off the bat of catcher Bryce Massanari. The Bulldogs put runners at first and third with one out in the sixth off Everett. The Seminole right hander looked like he would get out of the inning after getting Matt Olson to pop up to Delmonico at short and getting ahead in the count to Massanari. But the Georgia catcher worked the count to 3-2 and fouled off a pitch before clearing the bases with a double off the wall in right center.

Posey brought the Seminoles within three of the lead in the bottom of the sixth on his second home run of the game. The junior catcher deposited a two-out, three-run blast which carried over the fence in right center for his fifth home run of the season. Tapley and Jason Stidham scored on the play as they both reached on a pair of singles. It was the first multi-home run game of Posey's career. The last time a Seminole hit back-to-back home runs in consecutive at-bats was back on March 30 of last season when Tony Thomas, Jr. hit a pair of home runs in his first two at-bats against Duke.

Georgia and Florida State exchanged solo shots in the seventh as Matt Cerione led off the inning with a homer to right for his first round tripper of the season. Then in the Seminoles half of the seventh, Delmonico led things off with a home run off the scoreboard in left for his third home run in 2008.

The Bulldogs pushed their lead to 13-8 on their third home run of the game. With two outs, Massanari deposited a 1-2 offering from Everett just over the fence in right for a two-run shot and his first home run of the season.

Everett finished the game throwing 4.2 innings allowing five runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out one as he faced 22 Georgia batters in the no decision.

Florida State made things interesting in the eighth with two more runs to cut the Georgia lead to 13-10. The Seminoles loaded the bases off Bulldog reliever Justin Earls on a single by Tapley, a walk to Holt and another single to Posey. Tapley scored on a wild pitch and Delmonico drove in his second run of the game on a fielder's choice groundout.

Ryan Vigue pitched a perfect ninth for the Seminoles retiring Georgia in order while registering a pair of strikeouts.

Georgia countered with its hard throwing right hander in the ninth in Joshua Fields to preserve the victory. Fields struck out the first two batters he faced and got Tapley to fly out to center to earn his second save of the season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  1   0  1  1  5  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  1   0  0  0  1  1
Buster Posey            C         5  3  4   4  0  0  4  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  1   2  2  0  1  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  1   2  1  0  4  3
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  1  0  9  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     3  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jack Posey              DH        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  2  4   1  0  0  1  4
Mike McGee              P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38 10 12   9  6  5 27  9
Opp                              37 13 10  13  7  4 27 12

E - FSU-Tony Delmonico (2), Stuart Tapley 2 (8)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jack Rye (1), Stuart Tapley (4)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Buster Posey 2 (5), Tony Delmonico (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (2)
SF - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Tony Delmonico (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           L (2-1)    3.1  6  8  5  4  1
Tyler Everett                   4.2  4  5  5  3  1
Ryan Vigue                      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0 10 13 10  7  4
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 12 10 10  6  5


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FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA 3
03/12/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Gain Split With 8-3 Win Over Georgia In Game Two.

Buster Posey, Jason Stidham collect a hit to extend hit streaks to 13 and 12 games, respectively.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State scored a combined six runs in the seventh and eighth innings to come-from-behind and beat Georgia 8-3 in game two of a doubleheader Wednesday evening to gain a series split. The Seminoles (13-1) snapped a three-game losing streak to the Bulldogs (6-6) and won for the first at home against UGA since February 21, 1982.

Jason Stidham and Dennis Guinn each registered a pair of hits, while Guinn and Stuart Tapley each drove in two runs. Tapley put the game away in the eighth inning with his first home run of the season, a two-run shot over the fence in right center.

"I was very impressed with the poise and composure that we showed, said head coach Mike Martin. "We never panicked when we got behind a run there in the seventh. We put together a good an inning, got a timely hit from Dennis Guinn and took advantage of some mistakes. Of course we got that big home run in the eighth which was huge for us."

Bo O'Dell made his third start of the season and was quite effective working six plus innings. The junior right hander did not decide in the decision but kept the Seminoles in the ball game as he gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits. The Kissimmee, Fla., native walked two and struck out four on 88 pitches.

Jimmy Marshall (2-0) came out of the bullpen in the seventh and pitched the final three innings to garner his second win of the year. Marshall scattered five hits and did not allow a run extending his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 9.2 innings. The junior right hander picked up a strikeout and a walk in the win.

"Let's be sure we give a lot of credit to Bo O'Dell and Jimmy Marshall," added Martin. "Those two young men pitched extremely well this evening against the best offensive club that I have seen this year."

Georgia once again ran out to a 2-0 lead scoring a run in the third and fourth innings off O'Dell. In the third, the Bulldogs put together a string of back-to-back, two-out doubles by Matt Cerione and Ryan Peisel to take a 1-0 lead. An inning later UGA would take advantage of an O'Dell throwing error on an attempted bunt by Gordon Beckham. O'Dell got to the ball in plenty of time but rushed his throw and threw high over to first. Beckham would take second on the play and score one batter later as Rich Poythress singled through the right side to give Georgia a two-run lead.

Florida State answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth without registering a hit. Stidham led off the inning as he was hit by a pitch. He advance to second on a walk to Posey and took third on a throwing error by the Georgia catcher. Jack Rye followed with a sacrifice fly to center to plate the first Seminole run of the ballgame.

It wasn't until the fifth that FSU finally registered its first hit of the ball game on a bunt single by Stidham. With two outs, Stidham laid down a beautiful bunt to third and easily reached first without a throw from the Georgia infield. The sophomore second baseman moved into scoring position when Bulldog reliever Stephen Ochs unleashed a wild pitch. Buster Posey would drive in Stidham from second on an infield single deep in the hole at short. With the hit taking Beckham into the outfield grass, Stidham raced around third and scored as Posey beat out Beckham's throw at first. The two hits that inning extended Posey's and Stidham's current hit streaks to 13 and 12 games, respectively.

The Bulldogs took a one-run lead in the seventh on a pinch hit RBI single to right by Lyle Allen. Matt Olson led off the inning with a double to right center ending the evening for O'Dell. Marshall came out of the bullpen and got Joshua Fields to groundout to second. Olson moved to third on the play which set up Allen's RBI single giving Georgia the lead for the second time in game two.

Florida State put a four spot on the scoreboard in the bottom of the seventh to take its first lead of the series. The Seminoles once again worked their magic on just one hit taking advantage of two hit by pitches to start the inning, an errant throw by the pitcher on a sacrifice bunt attempt, a walk and an intentional walk. Guinn gave the home team some breathing room as he laced a two-out two-run single to right scoring Tyler Holt and Posey for a 6-3 lead.

In the eighth, Tapley put the game out of reach with his first home run of the season. Tommy Oravetz led off the inning with his team leading fifth double of the season. Luke Smierciak entered the game as a pinch runner for Oravetz and scored as Tapley took a 1-0 offering from UGA's Ryan Wolley over the fence in right.

Marshall got the finally three outs in the ninth for his second win in the last three games.

For the first time all season, the Seminoles were held under double-digit hits snapping their run of 13 consecutive double-digit hit games.

The win also moved head coach Mike Martin within three games of career win number 1,500. In his 29th season, the legendary ball coach has amassed a career record of 1,497-507-4.

Florida State will return to the diamond this Friday, March 14 at 6:00 pm against Georgia Tech for the final three games of its current 12-game home stand. The game will be broadcast live over the internet on ACC Select, while fans can also catch the action on gametracker and over the radio on 1270 the Team with Eric Luallen providing the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  0   0  1  1  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  2  2   0  0  1  2  4
Buster Posey            C         3  1  1   1  2  1  5  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  0   1  0  2  3  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  4
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  2   2  0  0 10  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
Mike McGee              DH        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  2  1   2  1  1  1  2
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  8  7   6  7  8 27 12
Opp                              36  3 10   3  3  5 24  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Bo O'Dell (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Dennis Guinn (2), Tommy Oravetz (5)
HR - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
HBP - FSU-Jason Stidham (1), Ruairi O'Connor (3), Tommy Oravetz (1), Stuart Tapley (3)
SH - FSU-Tyler Holt (1)
SF - FSU-Jack Rye (1)
SB - FSU-Buster Posey (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell                       6.0  5  3  2  2  4
Jimmy Marshall       W (2-0)    3.0  5  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  3  2  3  5
Opp                  L          8.0  7  8  5  7  8


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FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA TECH 7
03/14/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ninth Inning Rally Pushes FSU Past Georgia Tech 8-7.

Ohmed Danesh delivers with walk-off two-run single to keep FSU perfect in ACC play.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (14-1, 4-0) recorded its second consecutive walk-off victory in ACC play with a two-run ninth inning rally to post an 8-7 victory over Georgia Tech (13-2, 3-1) on Friday night at Dick Howser Stadium. Sophomore Ohmed Danesh provided the walk-off hit delivering a two-out, two-run bases loaded single up the middle off Georgia Tech closer Chris Hicks to snap a six-game losing streak to the Yellow Jackets on Mike Martin Field.

"To be honest, what is not going through your mind," said Danesh on hitting the game-winner on Friday night. "I just kept telling myself to wait for your pitch and go straight to the ball. I wasn't trying to be the hero and fortunately I got my hit. Facing a great team like that you know you are going to see the best of the best. This was a great competitive game. It was a lot of fun out there tonight."

Tony Delmonico got things started in the ninth with a two-out single to right center. Hicks (0-2) then issued back-to-back walks to Dennis Guinn and Tommy Oravetz to load the bases for Danesh. After watching ball one, the Orlando, Fla., native took the next pitch up the middle just beyond the out stretched glove of Georgia Tech shortstop Derek Dietrich to score Delmonico and pinch runner Luke Smierciak for the game-winner. Danesh's walk-off single follows last Sunday's game-winning hit by Stuart Tapley in the bottom of the ninth to beat Maryland.

"Well, that one was a special win," said head coach Mike Martin. "Again, I am very proud of how our young men did not give up. There were two outs in the ninth inning and no body on base. You can just start going around to the great at-bat by Dennis Guinn, the base hit by Tony Delmonico, the great at-bat Oravetz had and then of course the base hit by Ohmed Danesh. It was a great win for our young men. I am just very proud to be a Seminole."

Geoff Parker (1-0) picked up the win for the Seminoles in his first collegiate appearance. The freshman right hander came out of the bullpen in the eighth and gave up just one hit while striking out four Yellow Jacket hitters.

"Geoff Parker had a nice little introduction to Florida State baseball," added Martin. "He got his first win. It was very encouraging to see him go out there and get his feet wet. He wasn't sharp but he wasn't scared. He was not afraid of the situation. He took advantage of the opportunity and I am very excited for him."

Guinn finished the game 3-for-3 with an RBI and two walks, while Jason Stidham, Delmonico and Danesh each registered a pair of hits in the victory. With his two hit performance, Stidham extended his hit streak to a team best 13 games.

Florida State ran out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first off Georgia Tech starter David Duncan. Tyler Holt and Stidham reached on a walk and a hit-by-pitch, respectively and came around to score on a two-out double to left by Delmonico. Delmonico hit a stinger to left as the ball sailed over the head of Chris House. Guinn followed with an RBI to left to plate Delmonico from second.

The Seminoles would increase their lead to four in the third thanks to a wild pitch by Duncan scoring Stidham from third. FSU loaded the bases on a leadoff single by Stidham and a pair of walks. With Guinn at the plate, Duncan bounced one in the dirt and the ball squirted away into the Yellow Jacket dugout to score Stidham and push the score to 4-0.

Georgia Tech answered with a run in the fourth on a solo home run to left field by Tony Plagman. It was Plagman's third home run of the season and the first round tripper allowed by Seminole starter Elih Villanueva in 23 innings of work.

The Yellow Jackets scored three more runs over the next two innings to tie the game at four a piece. Georgia Tech used a pair of sacrifice flies to account for two runs in the fifth and used a two out RBI double down the line in left by Jason Haniger to plate Thomas Nichols from first in the sixth.

Florida State quickly grabbed the lead back in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run shot by Tapley. Danesh, pinch hitting for Ruairi O'Connor to start the sixth, skied a ball to House in left field. But the ball dropped in for a double as House lost the ball in the sky. One batter later, Tapley crushed a 2-2 offering from Kevin Jacobs over the wall in deep left center for a 6-4 Florida State advantage.

Villanueva went back out to the mound in the seventh and started the inning with a strikeout. The next three Jacket hitters reached on an infield single, an error and another single. Villanueva ran into some tough luck with Dietrich at the plate as he got the lefty shortstop swinging on a ball in the dirt for strike number three, but a wild throw by Buster Posey gave Dietrich first base. An RBI single by Brad Feltes ended the evening for Villanueva who left the game with one out and runners at first and third and one run Seminole lead.

Head coach Mike Martin called on senior left hander Trent Jarvis out of the bullpen for his first appearance of the season. The Destin, Fla., native calmly got out the inning with just one pitch as he got Charlie Blackmon to ground into an inning ending double play. Blackmon hit a chopper towards the bag at first. Guinn tagged first for the second out and threw on to Posey to get Dietrich out at the plate.

Villanueva finished the evening going 6.1 innings allowing five runs on six hits. He walked five and tied a career-high with eight strikeouts in earning a no decision.

Jarvis went back out to pitch the eighth and walked the first two batters that he faced. Martin went to the bullpen and called on Parker who would make his first career appearance for the Garnet and Gold. After a wild pitch by Parker put runners at second and third, Haniger tied the game on a sacrifice bunt to first. Patrick Long stepped in and gave the Jackets their first lead of the ballgame with single up the middle to plate Nichols. After Long was thrown out by Posey trying to steal second, Parker would settle down and strike out House to end the inning. He would continue that trend as he struck out the side in the ninth to set up the game-winning heroics by Danesh in the bottom of the inning.

"What an amazing experience," said Parker on his first outing of the season. "There are no words to explain how that felt, it was just amazing. It was just fun to get out in front of the crowd and do what I did."

The win also moved head coach Mike Martin within two games of career win number 1,500. In his 29th season, the legendary ball coach has amassed a career record of 1,498-507-4.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday, March 15 at 6:00 pm for game two of a three-game set against Georgia Tech. The game will be broadcast live over the internet on ACC Select, while fans can also catch the action on gametracker and over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  0   0  2  2  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  2  2   0  0  1  1  2
Buster Posey            C         4  0  0   0  1  0 12  2
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  0   0  1  2  1  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  2  2   2  1  2  1  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  3   1  2  0 10  1
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     3  1  2   2  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  1   2  0  2  0  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  2
  Trent Jarvis          P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  8 10   7  8 12 27  9
Opp                              29  7  7   6  7 12 26  8

E - FSU-Buster Posey (5)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (4), Dennis Guinn (3), Ohmed Danesh (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (2), Tommy Oravetz (2)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (2)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Jack Rye (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva                 6.1  6  5  5  5  8
Trent Jarvis                    0.2  0  2  2  2  0
Geoff Parker         W (1-0)    2.0  1  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  7  7  7 12
Opp                  L          8.2 10  8  8  8 12


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FLORIDA STATE 11, GEORGIA TECH 2
03/15/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Georgia Tech 11-2 To Remain Unbeaten In The ACC.

Sophomore Matt Fairel got the win throwing a career-high in innings pitched and strikeouts.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (15-1, 5-0) recorded its fifth straight win over Georgia Tech (13-3, 3-2) with an 11-2 victory in game two of a three game set on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Matt Fairel pitched eight innings to earn his fourth victory of the season, while Jason Stidham extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a three-run blast in the eighth.

Fairel was once again in control on the mound in his fourth career start as the sophomore southpaw registered career-highs in innings pitched (8.0) and strikeouts (9). The Winter Haven, Fla., native allowed just four hits in the game and at one point retired 11 straight batters. It wasn't until two outs in the fourth that the Yellow Jackets picked up their first hit of the ball game. Eight of the nine strikeouts posted by Fairel came in the final four innings as he finished the night striking out the side in the eighth.

"He did a tremendous job," said head coach Mike Martin on Fairel's performance against the Yellow Jackets on Saturday night. "This was a guy that came out in the fall and was determined to win spot in the rotation. He pitched very well for us tonight."

"I spotted by fastball and then later on my off speed stuff started coming along," added Fairel. "My defense also played real well behind me tonight. I think what has worked for me is that I've been able to get ahead with my fastball and spot by changeup and curveball. I have really just trusted my stuff."

Stidham recorded his second four-RBI game of the season, while Tyler Holt drove in a career-high three runs. Mike McGee was the only Seminole with multiple hits on Saturday night going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. With the win, the Seminoles have now captured 12 of their last 13 ACC series dating back to the final series of the 2006 season.

Florida State scored first on a two-run double to right by McGee in the bottom of the second. Tony Delmonico started the inning as he was hit by a pitch by Georgia Tech starter Eddie Burns (2-1). Dennis Guinn followed with a walk and both advanced a base on a deep fly out to the left field wall by Ohmed Danesh. Delmonico and Guinn would score one batter later on McGee's double to right. The freshman designated hitter rifled a shot passed Yellow Jacket first baseman Tony Plagman for his first hit of the series and fifth double of the season.

The Yellow Jackets cut the lead in half in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by designated hitter Luke Murton. Derek Dietrich led off the inning with a double to deep left center that carried over the head of Holt. He moved to third on a fly out by Jason Haniger and scored on Murton's single through the left side. The run snapped Fairel's scoreless innings streak at 14.1 innings.

The Garnet and Gold pushed their lead to 6-1 with four more runs in their half of the fifth. McGee led off the inning with a single up the middle and on a perfectly timed hit and run moved to third on a single to left by Stuart Tapley. Holt was credited with the first of his three RBIs as he reached base on a fielder's choice, but an errant throw by the Yellow Jacket shortstop kept Tapley on the base path and moved both runners up a base. Tapley scored on a groundout to second by Stidham, while Holt crossed the plate on a single to center by Buster Posey. Delmonico would drive in the final run of the inning off Burns with a double down the left field line to score Posey.

Holt and Stidham highlighted a five-run eighth giving the Seminoles a 10-run advantage at 11-1. With the bases loaded, Holt singled to left scoring Guinn and pinch hitter Luke Smierciak who reached on a walk and hit-by-pitch, respectively. Stidham followed with his fourth home run of the season and 10th of his career. The sophomore second baseman took a 2-1 offering from Yellow Jacket reliever Michael Hutts and deposited it over the fence in right for a three-run shot.

Ryan Vigue entered the game in the ninth for his fourth appearance of the season. He faced five batters and gave up just one run on two hits. Vigue got Plagman to fly out to Smierciak in left for the final out of the ballgame.

The win also moved head coach Mike Martin within one game of career win number 1,500. In his 29th season, the legendary ball coach has amassed a career record of 1,499-507-4.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday, March 16 at 1:00 pm for the final game of a three-game set against Georgia Tech.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  1   3  1  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  1   4  0  0  2  0
Buster Posey            C         5  1  1   1  0  1  8  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  1  1   1  0  1  1  8
Dennis Guinn            1B        1  2  0   0  2  1  8  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mike McGee              DH        3  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH-3B     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  1   0  0  2  0  1
  Ryan Vigue            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Fairel             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 11  8  11  3  8 27 10
Opp                              31  2  6   2  2  9 24 10

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (5), Mike McGee (5)
HR - FSU-Jason Stidham (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (1), Dennis Guinn (1), Luke Smierciak (2)
SH - FSU-Jack Posey (1)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (4-0)    8.0  4  1  1  2  9
Ryan Vigue                      1.0  2  1  1  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  2  9
Opp                  L          8.0  8 11  7  3  8


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FLORIDA STATE 17, GEORGIA TECH 8
03/16/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sweeps Georgia Tech As Head Coach Mike Martin Earns Career Victory No. 1500.

The Seminoles score a season-high in runs and hits in Sunday's win over the Jackets.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (16-1, 6-0) recorded a season-high in runs scored and hits on Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium as the Seminoles swept Georgia Tech (13-4, 3-3) with a 17-8 victory. It was the sixth straight win for Florida State in the series as the Seminoles have now swept the Yellow Jackets during the regular season the past two seasons.

"Well, it was a great weekend for us," said Martin. "I was extremely pleased with the way we really got after it. That is what you look for when you've been successful on Friday and Saturday, you see if there is going to be any let down and our young men went out there and played 27 outs of tough baseball. It was certainly an important win for us today."

The win gave Hall of Fame head coach Mike Martin career win number 1,500. He joins Texas' Augio Garrido and Wichita State's Gene Stephenson as the only three coaches in Division I baseball to reach the 1,500 win plateau. Martin pushed his all-time record to 1,500-507-4.

"The memories have been wonderful," said Martin on earning career win number 1,500. "I am a blessed individual to have worked here at this great university. I am so proud to be a part of it and yeah, it does mean something to me, but it is also a thank you to every individual that has put on a Seminole uniform."

FSU pounded out a season-high 19 hits on Sunday as every Seminole in the starting line-up registered a hit. Sophomore Jason Stidham tied a career-high with four hits as he collected four singles in his first four at-bats. The Palm Bay, Fla., native pushed his hit streak to a career-best 15 games. Stidham also drove in three runs and scored twice in the win. He finished the series hitting .500 (7-for-14) against the Yellow Jackets with a home run and seven RBIs. In six career games against Georgia Tech, Stidham has hit .536 (15-for-28) with 17 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

Tyler Holt, Buster Posey, Tony Delmonico and Mike McGee each recorded two hits. For the second game in a row, Holt and McGee notched multiple RBIs with two and three, respectively.

Ryan Strauss (2-0) gave the Seminoles another quality start throwing six innings while tying a career-high with eight strikeouts. Despite giving up three runs on four hits in the first inning, the senior right hander settled down and gave up just one hit the rest of the way to earn his second win of the year.

"Strauss really pitched well and I told him that after we took him out after the sixth inning," added Martin. "He started getting control of the game, mixing the pitches very well and that's what Ryan can do. He can go out there and dominate you. He'll get you looking for a fastball and throw you the change. When you are throwing a change up for a strike, it really gets in the header's minds."

Georgia Tech came out firing in the top of the first with three runs on back-to-back two out singles by Thomas Nichols and Chris House. The Yellow Jackets were denied a fourth run in the inning when right fielder Ohmed Danesh threw out Nichols at the plate for out number three. It was Danesh's second outfield assist of the season.

The Seminoles countered with a little two-out magic of their own in the bottom of the second on consecutive RBI singles by Holt and Stidham. Holt singled down the line in left to score McGee, while Stidham's hit up the middle drove in Stuart Tapley.

Florida State tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth on a double to left center by Delmonico. With two outs in the fourth, Stidham got things started as he reached on an infield single to short. He would advance to second on Buster Posey's single to left and move to third on a wild pitch by Georgia Tech starter Zach Von Tersch. Stidham would score a batter later on Delmonico's sixth double of the season.

The Garnet and Gold grabbed their first lead of the game in the fifth with three runs off Yellow Jacket reliever Andrew Robinson (2-1). Once again, the Seminoles scored all three runs on two outs thanks to a two-RBI single by Stidham and an RBI single by Posey.

The Jackets cut into the lead in the sixth on a solo home run by Tony Plagman but that would be as close as they would get as the Seminoles tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, five in the seventh and four in the eighth. Seven of the 17 runs scored by Florida State came with two outs in an inning.

In the sixth and seventh innings, Florida State scored seven runs on just three hits. They took advantage of three straight walks and a hit-by-pitch in the sixth and then four walks, a pair of wild pitches and a passed ball in the seventh.

Dennis Guinn hit his team leading sixth home run of the season in the eighth. The senior first baseman took a 1-0 offering from Charlie Blackmon and hit a two-run shot over the fence in left. It was Guinn's 23rd career home run.

Jimmy Marshall pitched two shutout innings in relief to extend his consecutive shutout innings streak to 11.2 innings. He allowed just one hit and struck out two.

Ben Francis pitched the ninth and struggled a bit as the first four batters reached on a pair of singles, a walk and a two-run double. Georgia Tech score four runs on three hits and a pair of walks in the inning. But the sophomore right hander would settle down and get the final three outs of the game ending the series sweep with a strikeout to Nichols.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Tuesday, March 18 as the Seminoles travel to Gainesville to face the Florida Gators at 6:30 pm. The Seminoles will start RHP Bo O'Dell (1-0) while the Gators will counter with LHP Stephen Locke (1-0). The game will be shown live on Sun Sports, while fans can also catch the action on gametracker and over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        6  1  2   2  1  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  2  4   3  1  1  0  1
Buster Posey            C         4  1  2   1  1  1 11  0
  Nick Vickerson        PH-SS     1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  3  2   1  1  0  1  0
  Ben Francis           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  2  1   2  2  1  4  2
Ohmed Danesh            RF        2  2  1   0  3  1  0  1
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH-DH     1  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        5  1  2   3  0  0  2  0
  Luke Smierciak        LF        1  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  2  1   0  0  1  1  2
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            2  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              43 17 19  15 12  6 27  7
Opp                              34  8  9   8  5 11 24  8

E - Opp-3, FSU-Mike McGee (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (6)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (3), Tommy Oravetz (3)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (4)
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (2-0)    6.0  5  4  4  3  8
Jimmy Marshall                  2.0  1  0  0  0  2
Ben Francis                     1.0  3  4  4  2  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  8  8  5 11
Opp                  L          8.0 19 17 15 12  6


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FLORIDA 6, FLORIDA STATE 1
03/18/2008, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida Downs Florida State 6-1.

The Gators shut out the Seminoles for the first seven innings.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida State (16-2) dropped a 6-1 contest to intra-state rival Florida (15-3) on Tuesday evening snapping the Seminoles three game regular season win streak over the Gators at Alfred McKethan Stadium. The Seminoles were held to a season-low one run as the Garnet and Gold left the bases loaded three times in the last four innings while leaving 11 men on base in the loss.

Making his first start of the season, freshman Luke Smierciak went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles playing in front of his hometown family and friends. He was the only Seminole to post multiple hits on Tuesday registering singles in his first two at-bats. For the first time this season, Florida State had five freshmen in the starting line-up with Smierciak, Tyler Holt, Jack Posey, Mike McGee and Stuart Tapley.

"I wish those two hits came at the right time but it was definitely fun to come back to my hometown and play in front of my family and friends," said Smierciak. "We have two more times against them (the Gators), so hopefully we'll get them back."

"It was amazing," added Smierciak on getting his first start of the season. "I wasn't expecting it, but coach gave me the green light to go and I took advantage of it."

Senior Dennis Guinn was responsible for the lone Seminole run as he drove in Buster Posey on a double in the eighth.

A record crowd of 5719 was on hand at McKethan Stadium to witness Florida win its third straight game over Florida State.

"Florida played a very good ball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "They played errorless ball and we made some mistakes. It seemed like every mistake we made cost us a run. The Gators played a solid baseball game. They are team that we are going to be playing a lot more of this year and they are not going to beat themselves. We just weren't good enough tonight to get it done. You just have to credit Florida."

The Gators got on the scoreboard first with a two-out solo home run off the bat of Dustin Bamberg. Bamberg, who was making his fourth start of the season, took a 3-2 offering from Seminole starting pitcher Bo O'Dell (1-1) over the fence in left in the bottom of the second for a 1-0 Gator advantage.

The Gators threatened in their half of the fourth as the first two hitters reached on back-to-back singles. O'Dell registered a huge out when he got Jonathan Pigott to line out to Tapley at third. In attempt to turn a double play, Tapley's throw over to second sailed high and into right field allowing Josh Adams to advance to third. A walk to Bamberg loaded the bases ending the night for O'Dell.

Geoff Parker entered for his second appearances of the season and got Jon Townsend to ground into a fielder's choice for out number two. Adams scored on the play to give UF a 2-0 lead. Parker got out of the jam by striking out Buddy Munroe to end the inning.

O'Dell lasted just 3.1 innings, the shortest outing of the season in three starts for the junior right hander. He allowed two runs on five hits, walked one and struck out two.

Florida State's first scoring chance came in the top of the fifth when freshman Mike McGee recorded a two-out single to center. He moved to second a batter later on a fielder's choice by Tapley. Tapley hit a chopper to third and Townsend had problems getting the ball out of his glove delivering late to second base. With Smierciak at the plate, Locke threw his first pitch in the ground and both runners looked to advance a base, but Munroe threw down to second and caught Tapley stealing for the third out of the inning.

Florida pushed its lead to 4-0 on a bases loaded walk and a fielder's choice groundout in the bottom of the fifth. The Gators took advantage of the second FSU miscue of the game as one of the two runs scored against Parker was earned.

The Seminoles loaded the bases in the sixth and seventh innings but couldn't manage to push across a run. In the sixth, Josh Edmondson came out of the bullpen to replace Locke and got the final two outs of the inning on a strikeout and a fielder's choice groundout. An inning later, the Gators brought on left hander Tony Davis to face Jason Stidham and got the sophomore second baseman looking on strikes to keep the Gator lead at four.

FSU finally broke through with a run in the top of the eighth on an RBI double by Dennis Guinn. Buster Posey led off the inning with single up the middle and scored all the way from first on Guinn's double to the gap in left center. Following a walk and a hit by pitch, the Seminoles loaded the bases for the third straight inning. Once again, the Gators went to the bullpen and brought on Kyle Mullaney to face pinch hitter Jack Rye. Mullaney kept Florida's three-run lead intact as he got Rye to pop up to short.

Florida answered with two more runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-1 lead. Both runs came off reliever Jimmy Marshall snapping his consecutive scoreless innings streak at 12.2 innings.

Mullaney pitched the ninth and set the Seminoles down in order to pick up his second save of the season.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Friday, March 21 as the Seminoles travel to Blacksburg, Va., to face the Virginia Hokies for a three-game set. Game time for Friday and Saturday is set for 5:30 pm and Sunday's first pitch is at 1:00 pm. Saturday's game will be shown live on ACC Select, while Sunday's contest will be aired live on Sun Sports. Fans can always catch the action on gametracker and over the radio on either 1270 the Team or 100.7 FM.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  0  0   0  2  1  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  0   0  1  1  2  2
Buster Posey            C         4  1  1   0  1  0  5  3
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  2
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   1  0  0  4  2
Jack Posey              DH        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  1   0  0  1  4  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  1
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Luke Smierciak          RF        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  Jack Rye              PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Trent Jarvis          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  1  7   1  6  6 24 11
Opp                              32  6 11   6  4  5 27 11

E - FSU-Tony Delmonico (3), Dennis Guinn (2), Stuart Tapley (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (4), Stuart Tapley (5)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Stuart Tapley (4)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell            L (1-1)    3.1  5  2  2  1  2
Geoff Parker                    2.2  2  2  1  1  1
Trent Jarvis                    0.1  1  0  0  1  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  2  2  2  1  1
Ryan Vigue                      0.2  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 11  6  5  4  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  7  1  1  6  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA TECH 4
03/21/2008, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Remains Undefeated In The ACC With A 9-4 Win Over Virginia Tech.

Matt Fairel picked up his fifth victory of the season, Jack Rye goes 4-for-5.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Florida State (17-2, 7-0) opened its first road conference series of the year with a 9-4 victory over Virginia Tech (7-13, 0-7) on Friday evening at English Field. The Seminoles recorded 16 hits in game one scoring eight of their nine runs in the first two innings. Senior Jack Rye returned to the line-up and tied a career-high with his fifth career four-hit game and first of the season.

Six Seminoles registered two or more hits including Rye who ended the night 4-for-5 with a home run and three singles. The 16 hits by Florida State were the second most posted by the club this season as FSU beat Virginia Tech for the fifth straight game and for the sixth time in seven all-time appearances in Blacksburg. Rye and Jason Stidham led all players with three RBIs each.

"It was a good win for our team," said Rye. "It was definitely nice to get out of this little slump that I've been in. I saw the ball well today and got some good pitches to hit. I've been chasing a lot and basically it was all in my head. I just went up there today with a different approach. I was ready to hit and was aggressive all night long."

Matt Fairel (5-0) remained perfect on the year as he worked into the seventh inning for the fourth consecutive outing. The sophomore left hander gave up three runs, two earned, on seven hits. He walked two and struck out five. The three runs were the most given up by Fairel in five starts this year.

The Seminoles took advantage of two Hokie errors in the top of the first to take an early one run lead. Tyler Holt led off the game with a single back up the middle and moved around to third with one out on an errant throw by Virginia Tech starting pitcher Josh Wymer (2-3) on a pickoff attempt at first. Following a two out walk to Tony Delmonico, the junior shortstop successfully stole second bringing Holt home on the play as the throw down to second by the Hokie catcher sailed into center field.

Florida State increased its lead in the second scoring seven runs on nine hits to take a commanding 8-0 lead. Rye, back in the line-up after missing the last two games due to back spasms, led off the inning with his first home run of the season, a solo shot off the scoreboard in right. The next six Seminole batters reached thanks to five singles and the third Hokie error of the game. Ohmed Danesh followed Rye's homer with a single to right but was thrown out at second as he was caught stealing. FSU then loaded the bases with back-to-back singles by Tommy Oravetz and Jack Posey and Holt's fielder's choice. Stidham drove in a pair with a single to center, while Buster Posey followed an RBI single back up the middle. The Seminoles finished off the inning scoring three more runs on two outs thanks to an RBI double by Dennis Guinn and Rye's second hit of the inning, a two-run single.

The Hokies pushed a run across in the bottom of the third thanks to a Seminole error. Matt Hacker led off the inning lacing a double down the right field line. He scored a batter later on a throwing error by Jack Posey, who was making his first start at third base. Posey came charging in on a bunt by Sean Ryan and threw high over the head of Guinn at first. Hacker scored from second on the play to cut the Seminole lead to 8-1.

Florida State got the run back in the top of the sixth to regain its eight-run lead. Stidham led off the inning with his fifth home run of the season and second hit of the ball game. It was the second time in the game the Garnet and Gold led off an inning with a home run.

Virginia Tech added a pair of two out runs in the bottom of the seventh to make the score 9-3. Sean O'Brien just missed hitting his first home run of the season knocking a double off the top of the wall in left. Michael Seaborn scored on the play after registering a one-out single to center. Ryan then drove in O'Brien with a single through the left side.

Freshman Mike McGee made his first relief appearance of the season as pitched the last two innings. He gave up two hits and a run in the ninth.

The Hokies attempted a ninth inning rally as the first two batters reached on a double and a single. Ty Hohman scored on Tony Balisteri's RBI single to left to make the score 9-4. But McGee got a pair of fly outs and groundout to short to end the game.

For the second year in a row, the Seminoles start ACC play at 7-0. Since moving to divisional play back in 2006, FSU ran its all-time record to 23-11 against Coastal Division teams including a 4-0 mark this year.

"This start for us in ACC play is so important," added Rye. "The ACC has such good teams in the league that you can't take any team lightly. It's really good to start 7-0 but hopefully we can keep it going."

Before tonight's game, the Florida State baseball team made a visit to the Hokie Spirit Memorial to honor the lives lost during the tragic campus shooting that occurred on April 16, 2007.

Florida State will return to the diamond for game two of the series against Virginia Tech on Saturday, March 22 at 5:30 pm. The game will be shown live on ACC Select, while fans can listen to the action on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        CF        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        6  2  2   3  0  0  8  3
Buster Posey            C         4  1  2   1  1  0  5  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  6
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  2   1  1  0  8  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  4   3  0  0  2  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  0  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Mike McGee            P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              3B        3  1  2   0  1  0  0  1
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Matt Fairel             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41  9 16   8  6  5 27 11
Opp                              35  4  9   3  2  5 27  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Delmonico (4), Jack Posey 2 (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Buster Posey (4), Dennis Guinn (5), Jack Posey (4)
HR - FSU-Jason Stidham (5), Jack Rye (1)
SH - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tony Delmonico (5)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (5-0)    7.0  7  3  2  2  5
Mike McGee                      2.0  2  1  1  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  9  4  3  2  5
Opp                  L          9.0 16  9  4  6  5


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FLORIDA STATE 12, VIRGINIA TECH 11
03/22/2008, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Holds On For 12-11 Victory Over Virginia Tech.

Buster Posey goes 2-for-5 with two RBIs and picks up third save of the season.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Florida State (18-2, 8-0) withstood a ninth inning rally by Virginia Tech (7-14, 0-8) to remain undefeated in the ACC with a 12-11 victory Saturday night. In the longest and coldest game played this season, the Seminoles registered 14 hits and drew a season-high 14 walks to win their third conference series of the year and 13 of their last 14 dating back to the final series of the 2006 season.

Florida State trailed by as many as three runs before putting together an eight-run sixth to take a five run lead. The Hokies made things interesting in the ninth to draw within one but Buster Posey came in to close the door on Virginia Tech to record his third save of the season.

"Being able to come from behind again this season says a lot about our team," added Posey. "We were down by three at one point and Jack Posey got us going with a walk in the sixth and Tyler (Holt) followed with a double. The hits then just kept on coming. It's good for us to get down in a tight game and be able to battle back."

Posey entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with the Hokies down two and runners at first and third with nobody out. He gave up an RBI single to the first batter that he faced as Sean O'Brien took a 1-2 offering through the right side to cut the Seminole lead to one. The junior right hander then found his grove as he got an infield fly out and a fielder's choice groundout at second as the Hokies put the tying run 90 feet away with two outs. But the tying run would remain at third as Posey struck out Jose Cueto to end a wild and crazy game. Cueto was caught looking on a Posey fastball on the inside corner.

"Ideally, you would like to go down to the pen," said Posey on going straight from behind the plate to the mound in the ninth. "But my arm felt good all night. Being back there eight innings, I was able to stay somewhat warm even though it was cold out. Overall, I felt pretty good."

Every Seminole starter recorded a walk in the second game of the series while Jack Rye led all hitters with three. Dennis Guinn had a big offensive day recording three hits and four RBIs including a three-run homer. Tyler Holt went 3-for-5 with three runs scored reaching base in his first four at-bats. Tony Delmonico and Buster Posey each posted a pair of hits while driving in three and two, respectively. Delmonico also hit a three-run home run as part of the eight-run sixth.

For the second straight game, Florida State jumped out to an early first inning lead on Guinn's three-run homer. Following a leadoff walk to Holt, Hokie starter David Cross registered two quick outs but issued a walk to Rye to put runners at the first and second for Guinn. The senior first baseman got behind in the count at 1-2 but worked the count full and on the eighth pitch of the at-bat sent a towering fly ball over the fence in left center for his team leading seventh home run of the season. Cross then issued three consecutive walks but got out of the inning without any further damage as he struck out Jack Posey on three pitches.

The lead was quickly erased in the Hokies half of the first as Virginia Tech answered with four runs to take a one run lead. The Hokies came to the plate swinging as the first two batters reached on just two pitches as Elih Villanueva gave up a pair of singles to Austin Wates and Ty Hohman. After a one-out walk to Anthony Sosnoskie, Klint Reed sent a base hit through the left side of the infield scoring two to cut into the Seminole lead. The Hokies then took advantage of two Seminole errors to take a 4-3 advantage. The second error came with two outs as Sean Ryan send a grounder toward Jason Stidham at second. The ball took a funny bounce as Stidham recovered in time but his throw short hopped Guinn at first allowing two Virginia Tech runners to cross the plate.

The Seminoles tied the game at four in the top of the second. Holt led off the inning with single to left and moved to third on Stidham's single to right. He scored a batter later on double play groundout by Buster Posey.

The lead again turned in favor of the Hokies as Virginia Tech scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second to take a 6-4 lead. Matt Hacker drilled a leadoff double to the gap in right center, advanced to third on fly out to right and scored on a groundout to short by Hohman. The Hokies then put together some two-out run production as O'Brien drew a walk and scored all the way from first on a double by Sosnoskie that fell just inside the right field foul line.

Virginia Tech added to its lead in the fifth on a two-out RBI double by Wates. The Hokie designated hitter laced a Villanueva offering off the wall in left center scoring Hacker from second who reached on a single to left. That would end the night for Villanueva who last just 4.2 innings, his shortest outing as a Seminole. Bo O'Dell came on in relief and induced a groundout to second by Hohman to close out the inning.

Villanueva gave up a season-high in runs (7) and hits (9) while he tied a career-high with five walks. The Miami, Fla., native also struck out a pair leaving the game as the pitcher of record.

The Seminoles sent 14 batters to the plate in the top of the sixth pushing across eight runs on just four hits while drawing seven walks. The first seven Florida State batters reached and scored to give the Garnet and Gold the lead at 11-7. Buster Posey got the Seminoles within one of the lead with his first hit of the ballgame, a double to left scoring brother Jack Posey and Holt. After a walk to Jack Rye loaded the bases, Guinn picked up his fourth RBI of the game with a walk to drive in Stidham and tie the game at seven. All three Seminole runners advanced a base with Buster Posey providing the go ahead run on a wild pitch by Sean McDermott (1-3). A batter later Delmonico pushed the FSU lead to four on his fourth home run of the season. The junior shortstop hit a line drive over the fence in left for a three-run shot ending the evening for McDermott.

Brandon Fisher entered and got Luke Smierciak to groundout to the pitcher. Mike McGee stepped in and roped a hit down the right field line for his second triple of the season. He would come around to score on balk by Fisher to plate the eighth run of the inning and a 12-7 Florida State lead.

Virginia Tech cut into the lead with a run in the eighth thanks to the fourth Seminole error of the game.

O'Dell looked good in relief throwing 3.1 innings to pick up the win running his record to 2-1 on the year. The junior right hander allowed one run, unearned, on two hits. He struck out two and walked just one. It was O'Dell's longest relief appearance of the season.

The Hokies made things interesting scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth off Jimmy Marshall. After throwing two strikes to start the inning, Marshall had trouble locating the zone as he issued back-to-back walks and back-to-back singles before handing the ball over to Posey.

Florida State will return to the diamond for the third and final game of the series against Virginia Tech on Sunday, March 23 at 1:00 pm. The game will be shown live on Sun Sports, while fans can listen to the action on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  3  3   0  1  2  4  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  1   0  2  0  4  3
Buster Posey            C-P       5  1  2   2  1  1  4  2
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  0   0  3  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  2  3   4  1  1  8  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  2   3  2  0  1  3
Ohmed Danesh            LF        1  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-LF     3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              DH        4  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Posey              3B        4  1  1   0  2  3  2  2
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  2
  Bo O'Dell             P                            1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 12 14   9 14 12 27 13
Opp                              43 11 14   8  8  5 27  9

E - FSU-Jason Stidham 2 (5), Tony Delmonico 2 (6)
2B - Opp-6, FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Buster Posey (5), Dennis Guinn 2 (7)
3B - FSU-Buster Posey (2), Mike McGee (2)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (7), Tony Delmonico (4)
HBP - FSU-Luke Smierciak (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Luke Smierciak (1)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Elih Villanueva                 4.2  9  7  5  5  2
Bo O'Dell            W (2-1)    3.1  2  1  0  1  2
Jimmy Marshall                  0.0  2  3  3  2  0
Buster Posey         Sv(3)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 14 11  8  8  5
Opp                  L          9.0 14 12 12 14 12


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FLORIDA STATE 18, VIRGINIA TECH 12
03/23/2008, BLACKSBURG, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Completes Sweep Of Virginia Tech With 18-12 Win.

The Seminoles set a season-high with 20 hits as three Noles register four hits apiece.

BLACKSBURG, VA - Despite trailing by as many as six runs twice on Sunday afternoon, Florida State completed a three-game sweep of Virginia Tech with an 18-12 victory at English Field. The Seminoles remained perfect in the ACC as the Garnet and Gold set a season-high with 18 runs on 20 hits. Three Seminoles recorded four hits a piece including Buster Posey (4-for-6), Dennis Guinn (4-for-5) and Tony Delmonico (4-for-5).

With a 9-0 record in league play, Florida State is off to its best start in the conference since starting 13-0 back in 1999. This marks the third time in school history that FSU has started the season undefeated through the first nine games. In 1996, the Seminoles ran out to a 17-0 start.

Guinn had a monstrous day at the plate as he tied a career-high with four hits and five RBIs. The Haines City, Fla., native hit back-to-back home runs in his first two at-bats while driving in a run in each of his first four plate appearances. It marked the second time this season that a Seminole batter has hit home runs in consecutive at-bats as Buster Posey performed the feat against Georgia back on March 12. Guinn also added a pair of doubles in the win.

Buster and Jack Posey combined for five hits, four runs and five RBIs with a career-high three RBIs coming off the bat of young brother Jack. Buster registered four hits in a ballgame for the third time in his career. Delmonico set a season-high with four runs scored while Jason Stidham recorded four walks and scored three times.

Geoff Parker (2-0) picked up his second win in just his third appearance of the season. The freshman right hander threw a career-high five innings as he blanked the Hokies in the first four innings he saw action. Parker finished the game with six strikeouts as he struck out six of the first seven batters that he faced. He allowed three hits and gave up two runs, one of which was earned.

The Seminoles extended their win streak to seven straight over Virginia Tech while running their all-time record in Blacksburg to 8-1. The loss on Sunday pushed the Hokies current losing streak to 12 straight games.

Virginia Tech ran out to an early lead in the series finale scoring five runs in the first two innings off Seminole starter Ryan Strauss. The Hokies scored all three runs in the first on two outs as Klint Reed and Jose Cueto provided back-to-back RBI hits. Reed smashed his first triple of the season to dead center field to score a pair and crossed the plate a batter later on a bloop single to right by Cueto.

The Hokies added two more in the second on an RBI single by Ty Hohman and then on a questionable hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded. Home plate umpire Bryant Woodall initially called a foul ball on an inside pitch to Anthony Sosnoskie but after further investigation of the batter's hand the umpire called it a hit-by-pitch crediting Sosnoskie with an RBI as Austin Wates crossed the plate for the fifth run of the game.

The Seminoles sandwiched a run in the top of the second on a solo shot by Dennis Guinn to lead off the inning. The senior first baseman connected on his second home run of the series and his team leading eighth of the season.

In the third, Florida State cut into the deficit on Jack Posey's first collegiate home run. Posey, the starter at third in all three games against the Hokies, connected on a shot to left center to make the score 5-2.

Virginia Tech answered right back with three more runs in the third to take an 8-2 lead. Michael Seaborn led off the inning with a solo shot to left. Luke Smierciak looked as though he would bring the ball back into the field of play but the freshman left fielder lost his glove over the fence for Seaborn's second home run of the year. The Hokies added another run on a sacrifice fly by Hohman while Wates scored for the third time on Sunday on a wild pitch by Strauss.

Strauss would be done after three innings as the senior right hander allowed a career-high eight runs on eight hits in his shortest outing of the season. Strauss walked four and struck out two Hokie batters.

Florida State cut the Virginia Tech lead in half in the fourth with two more runs off Hokie starter Andrew Wells. Guinn once again led off an inning with a home run as he hit a towering shot to left for his second home run in as many at-bats.

The Seminoles then loaded the bases on a walk to Delmonico, a double to left center by Jack Rye and a walk to Mike McGee ending the afternoon for Wells. Jesse Hahn (1-3) came on and allowed just one run to score as Jack Posey picked up his second RBI of the game on a groundout to second.

The Hokies pushed their lead back to six on a two-out two RBI single to right by Hacker. Ben Francis came out of the Seminole bullpen to start the fourth and gave up back-to-back one-out singles before Hacker's single made the score 10-4 in favor of Virginia Tech.

For the second straight inning, the Florida State offense cut the lead in half with three more runs to make the score 10-7. Stidham led off the inning as he reached on a fielding error by the Hokie second baseman. He would move to third on a bloop single to right by Buster Posey and scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Guinn for his third RBI of the afternoon. After a Delmonico double put runners at second and third, Rye scored Posey from third on a groundout to second. The Seminoles registered their first two-out run in game three as pinch hitter hit Tommy Oravetz hit a triple down the line in left to score Delmonico. All three runs scored against Hahn were unearned in the fifth.

Virginia Tech looked to add to its lead in the fifth as the first two batters reached on a single and a walk by Francis. The Seminoles went to the pen for the second time on Sunday and brought on Parker. The freshman right hander quickly got two outs on a strikeout, throw out. Parker struck out Sosnoskie swinging, while Buster Posey threw out Hohman trying to steal third. Parker then got Reed to strikeout to end the inning.

The Seminoles followed last night's lead with another productive sixth inning putting six runs on the board to take their first lead of the ballgame. Following a groundout to short by Jack Posey, five straight Florida State hitters reached and scored. Holt and Stidham recorded back-to-back walks and came around to score on Buster Posey's double down the left field line. Guinn tied the game at ten as he drove in Posey on a double to left. Hahn's day would come to a close as the Hokies brought on Rhett Ballard to pitch to Delmonico. On the second pitch from Ballard, Delmonico went deep to left for his second round tripper of the series and fifth of the season. The home run gave the Seminoles their first lead on Sunday. FSU pushed one more across in the inning as Tommy Oravetz collected his second hit with a double to center and scored on a single by Ohmed Danesh.

Florida State increased its lead to 14-10 as Holt walked and scored in the seventh. The freshman center fielder came home on a failed pickoff attempt at first base. Ballard's throw went off the body of Stidham at first and trickled away from O'Brien leaving plenty of time for Holt to race across the plate.

The Garnet and Gold widen their lead in the ninth with four more runs on RBI hits from Guinn, Delmonico and Stephen Cardullo. The hit was the first of the season for Cardullo. Jack Posey collected his third RBI of the game with a sacrifice fly.

Florida State will return home for a pair of mid-week games on Tuesday and Wednesday against Stetson. First pitch for both games is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Game one will be shown live over the web on ACC Select, while fans can listen to the action on 1270 the Team with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  0   0  2  2  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  3  0   0  4  0  1  3
Buster Posey            C         6  3  4   2  0  0  8  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  4  4   5  0  0 10  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  4  4   3  1  0  0  4
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  3   1  1  0  2  0
Mike McGee              DH        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     2  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Luke Smierciak          LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     4  0  1   1  0  2  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              3B        5  1  1   3  0  0  3  1
Ryan Strauss            P                            1  2
  Ben Francis           P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              43 18 20  17 10  5 27 13
Opp                              39 12 15  11  5  8 27 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (7)
2B - FSU-Buster Posey (6), Dennis Guinn 2 (9), Tony Delmonico (7), Jack Rye (2), Tommy Oravetz (6)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn 2 (9), Tony Delmonico (5), Jack Posey (1)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (1), Jack Posey (1)
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss                    3.0  8  8  8  4  2
Ben Francis                     1.0  4  2  2  1  0
Geoff Parker         W (2-0)    5.0  3  2  1  0  6
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FSU                             9.0 15 12 11  5  8
Opp                  L          9.0 20 18 15 10  5


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FLORIDA STATE 11, STETSON 2
03/25/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Stetson 11-2.

Junior Tony Delmonico tied a career-high with five RBIs in the win over the Hatters.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (20-2) ran its win streak to eight straight over Stetson (11-12) with an 11-2 victory over the Hatters Tuesday night at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles pounded out 15 hits reaching the double-digit hit mark for the 19th time in 22 games. Tony Delmonico tied a career-high with five RBIs, while Jack Rye registered three hits for the second straight game and set a career-high with four runs scored.

Freshman Mike McGee ran his record to 3-1 on the year as he gave the Seminoles seven strong innings to tie a career-high. The right hander from Port St. Lucie, Fla., allowed just one hit through the first five innings and at point retired eight straight Stetson hitters. McGee finished the game allowing two runs on five hits with two walks and a pair of strikeouts.

"I was happy that I was able to throw my change up for strikes today," said McGee. "I am definitely gaining a lot more confidence after each start and feeling a lot more comfortable out there."

Five Seminole hitters finished the game with at least two hits as Rye led all hitters with three. Jason Stidham, Buster Posey, Delmonico and Luke Smierciak each registered a pair of hits.

"It was a big win for us," added Delmonico. "We put together some quality at-bats and that's what you have to do against a quality opponent like Stetson. Up and down the line-up we're tough. We are going to be tough throughout the year and that's a credit to this ball club. There is no easy out in our line-up which is neat to have on a team."

"It was a good baseball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a close game. We scored eight runs in the last four innings. It's a credit to our young men for having some very good at-bats. Tony Delmonico had a big night for us and Mike McGee pitched very well. I am very proud of the poise that he showed. It was a game that I liked to see. We did some things that I've been waiting for us to do. I am very proud of the way our guys played tonight."

The Seminoles jumped out to an early two-run lead in the bottom of the second. Tommy Oravetz got things started with a single to center and moved to third on a double down the right field line by Ohmed Danesh. Jack Posey, making his fourth straight start at third, drove home Oravetz on a groundout to third. Tyler Holt made the score 2-0 with a two-out RBI single up the middle to drive home Danesh.

In the third, Delmonico drove home the first of his five runs doubling to right center to score Rye. Rye led off the inning with a double down the line in left for his third two bagger of the season.

Florida State pushed its lead to 4-0 on a sacrifice fly by Delmonico in the fifth. Rye reached on a fielder's choice, moved to second on a walk by Dennis Guinn and advance to third on a wild pitch. He scored a batter later on Delmonico's team-leading third sacrifice fly of the season.

Stetson finally managed a couple runs off McGee in the top of the sixth thanks to a two-run homer off the bat of Justin Bass. Josh Davis led off the inning with an infield single and came around to score on Bass' sixth round tripper of the season. McGee left a pitch up in the zone and the Hatter center fielder made him pay lifting a fly ball over the fence in right to cut the Seminole lead in half at 4-2.

The Seminoles answered with a pair of runs in the seventh to increase their lead to 6-2. The first two batters reached on a Buster Posey walk and a single to center by Rye. After Guinn executed a beautiful sacrifice bunt to move the runners up a base, the Hatters countered by intentionally walking Delmonico to load the bases with one out. McGee stepped into the batter's box for the first time on Tuesday and helped his own cause with an RBI fielder's choice groundout. Smierciak capped the scoring in the seventh as he laced a two-out RBI single to center to score Rye.

In the eighth, Florida State added some insurance with five more runs to bring the score to 11-2. Buster Posey collected an RBI single but the inning belonged to Delmonico as he wiped the bases clean with a three-run double. The five RBIs were the most for Delmonico in a Seminole uniform while it tied his previous career-high set against Mississippi back on April 29, 2006 when he was freshman at Tennessee. On the play, Rye scored his fourth run of the game surpassing his previous career-high of three set five other times.

Jimmy Marshall and Tyler Everett pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. Both pitchers threw a scoreless inning in relief as Marshall set the side in order with a pair of strikeouts and a line out to short. Everett faced five batters and allowed just one hit.

Florida State will return to the diamond for game two against Stetson on Wednesday, March 26. First pitch for the second and final game is scheduled for 6:00 pm on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Wednesday's game will be shown live on FSN Florida, while fans can listen to the action on 1270 the Team with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  1   1  0  0  4  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  2   0  2  0  0  4
Buster Posey            C         4  2  2   1  1  0  5  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  4  3   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  0   0  1  2 11  2
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  1  2   5  1  1  1  2
  Nick Vickerson        SS        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Tyler Everett         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-LF     3  0  2   2  0  1  0  0
Jack Posey              3B        3  1  0   1  0  0  2  1
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              P         1  0  0   1  0  0  3  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 15  11  7  4 27 13
Opp                              34  2  6   2  2  4 24  9

E - FSU-Tony Delmonico (8), Nick Vickerson (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (3), Tony Delmonico 2 (9), Ohmed Danesh (6)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Posey (2)
SH - FSU-Dennis Guinn (3)
SF - FSU-Tony Delmonico (3)
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (3-1)    7.0  5  2  2  2  2
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  2
Tyler Everett                   1.0  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  2  4
Opp                  L          8.0 15 11 11  7  4


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FLORIDA STATE 19, STETSON 3
03/26/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Powers Past Stetson 19-3.

Freshman Mike McGee drove in a career-high six runs to pace the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (21-2) swept a two-game series from Stetson (11-13) with a 19-3 victory Wednesday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles extended their win streak to nine straight games over the Hatters as the Garnet and Gold set a season-high for runs scored eclipsing the previous mark of 18 set last Sunday against Virginia Tech. Florida State's 19 runs were the most scored in the series since a 21-12 victory by the Seminoles back on March 24, 1959.

FSU batted around in both the second and third innings outscoring the Hatters 13-0 as the Seminoles sent a combined 23 batters to the plate.

Freshman Mike McGee went 3-for-4 with a home run and two singles while setting a career-high with six RBIs. He is the first Seminole to drive in six runs this year and the first since Jack Rye matched the feat back on February 27, 2007 against North Florida.

"I really saw the ball well tonight," said McGee. "On the home run, he (Nick Bohne) left a curveball hanging. He threw one earlier in the count and it fooled me. I didn't think I hit that one pitch out, I got it off the handle so I guess I got a little help from the wind."

Tyler Holt reached base in all four plate appearances as he hit a two-run home run in the second inning for his only hit of the night. He also walked twice, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs.

"I've been struggling a little bit at the plate so it was nice to come away with a couple walks tonight," added Holt. "On that hit, I've been working with Mike Martin, Jr. a lot, so it meant a lot to me to be able to get a good rip on a pitch and hit it out."

Senior Dennis Guinn continued his hot hitting as he went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Tony Delmonico tied a season-high with four runs as the junior shortstop went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs. Jack Posey and Jack Rye each collected two hits and an RBI.

Bo O'Dell moved his record to 3-1 on the year as he blanked the Hatters over five innings of work. The junior right hander gave up just two hits and didn't face more than four hitters in any inning. He tied a career-high with five strikeouts while not issuing a free pass. O'Dell is now 5-2 as a starter and has walked no more than one batter in 17 career games.

"I felt good," explained O'Dell. "I was spotting my fastball which is really important. My breaking stuff was on tonight; basically I was throwing all five pitches fairly well. It was an overall good outing for me."

Stephen Cardullo entered the game in the fourth inning and collected two RBIs on a sacrifice fly and a single through the right side in the sixth. Ryan Strauss made his first plate appearance since the 2006 season and went 1-for-2 with an RBI. He also relieved Rye in right field in the top of the sixth. Nick Vickerson, Tommy Oravetz and Luke Smierciak each registered a hit in the win.

Ryan Vigue, Trent Jarvis and Ben Francis all worked out of the bullpen on Wednesday night. Vigue pitched a career-high two innings as he allowed two hits and struck out three batters.

"It's always fun to get everyone in the game," said head coach Mike Martin. "We got every player in plus a few pitchers. We had Ryan Strauss in right field the last four innings, so it was a very satisfying win."

Florida State will hit the road for its second conference road trip of the season as they head to Winston-Salem, N.C. to face Wake Forest for a three-game set. First pitch for Friday's game is set for 3:00 pm, while all three games can be seen on ACC Select. Gametracker will be available for the contest and fans can always listen to the action on 1270 the Team with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        1  3  1   2  2  0  3  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  2  1   0  1  0  1  0
Buster Posey            C         2  1  1   1  1  0  3  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      2  1  0   0  1  1  4  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  2  2   1  0  0  3  1
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     2  1  1   2  0  0  2  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        2  4  2   2  1  0  2  1
  Nick Vickerson        SS        2  0  1   0  0  1  1  2
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
  Ryan Strauss          RF        2  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Mike McGee              DH        4  1  3   6  0  0  0  0
  Matt Fairel           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Luke Smierciak          LF-CF     5  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Posey              3B-1B     4  2  2   1  1  0  4  1
Bo O'Dell               P                            1  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
  Trent Jarvis          P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  1
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FSU                              38 19 18  18  7  3 27  7
Opp                              34  3  7   2  1  7 24 11

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (7), Buster Posey (7), Tony Delmonico (10), Jack Rye (4)
HR - FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Mike McGee (2)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Jason Stidham (4), Tommy Oravetz (4), Tony Delmonico (2)
SH - FSU-Jack Rye (1)
SF - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)
SB - FSU-Luke Smierciak (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bo O'Dell            W (3-1)    5.0  2  0  0  0  4
Ryan Vigue                      2.0  2  0  0  0  3
Trent Jarvis                    1.0  3  2  2  0  0
Ben Francis                     1.0  0  1  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0  7  3  2  1  7
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FLORIDA STATE 21, WAKE FOREST 2
03/28/2008, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Registers Season-High In Runs And Hits In 21-2 Victory Over Wake Forest.

The Seminoles hit five home runs including two off the bat of Buster Posey.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Florida State (22-2, 10-0) set a season-high in runs and hits as the Seminoles remained undefeated in the ACC with a 21-2 victory over Wake Forest (11-12, 4-5) Friday afternoon at Gene Hooks Stadium. The Seminoles pounded out 21 hits in game one extending their win streak to six straight over the Demon Deacons. FSU hit five home runs against Wake Forest, including two off the bat of Buster Posey, to push the team's season total to 41.

The Seminoles scored in every odd inning and broke open a four-run ballgame with a nine-run fifth to increase their lead to 14-1. FSU hit the 20-run plateau for the first time this year with six more runs in the seventh. The last time the Garnet and Gold scored 20 or more runs in a game was against Maryland, a 20-5 victory over the Terrapins on May 5, 2007.

"Well, this was certainly something that we weren't expecting," said head coach Mike Martin on the offensive explosion in game one against Wake Forest. "But it was a big lift for us. Dennis Guinn's three-run homer in the third to give us a 5-1 lead was certainly a lot for Matt Fairel to work with. It was a good win for us and I'm very proud of each and every one of our young men."

Four Seminoles recorded a game-high three hits. Jason Stidham went 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Buster Posey and Tommy Oravetz both went a perfect 3-for-3. Posey reached base in all five plate appearances recording two home runs, a double, a walk and a hit by pitch. He scored a career-high five runs while driving in three. Oravetz set a career-high with three hits, all singles.

Freshman Stuart Tapley extended his hit streak to 12-games with a 3-for-5 performance in his first game back after missing five straight contests due to a sore right wrist. Senior Jack Rye also had a perfect afternoon going 2-for-2 with a home run and a pair of RBIs. He also added three runs and three walks. Dennis Guinn contributed with three RBIs on a pair of hits including a home run.

Matt Fairel (6-0) picked-up his sixth win in as many starts as the sophomore left hander worked six innings allowing two runs on six hits. He struck out four and walked three.

"Matt Fairel gave us a solid six innings," added Martin. "He pitched very well. A lot of times when you have a huge lead, it's difficult to stay as tough as you normally would be but he showed good perseverance to get the job done."

Florida State struck first with a pair of solo home runs in the top of the first to take an early 2-0 lead as Stidham and Buster Posey hit back-to-back homers off Demon Deacon starter Ben Hunter (1-4). It marked the second time this year that the Seminoles have gone back-to-back in the same inning. The first came on opening day against Duquesne with Tyler Holt and Stidham providing the home run power in the fifth.

Wake Forest cut the lead in half in the second on Allan Dykstra's eighth home run of the season. The junior first baseman took a 2-2 offering from Fairel and knocked into the trees in right field. The home run was the first given up by the Seminole lefty this year.

The Seminoles once again went yard in the third to push their lead to 5-1 over the Deacs. Guinn hit a 1-2 pitch over the fence in left for his team leading 10th round tripper of the season. The homer came on two outs as the hit scored Buster Posey and Jack Rye who reached on a walk and a single up the middle, respectively.

Florida State exploded for nine runs in the top of the fifth as the Seminoles sent 13 batters to the plate registering seven hits and three walks. The first six batters reached and scored while Buster Posey collected a pair of hits on a double down the line in left to start the inning and a two-run homer to right. The home run was his second of the game and seventh of the season. It's the third time in 2008 that a Seminole student-athlete has gone deep twice in a game and the second time this year for Posey. The junior catcher hit his first career multi-home run game against Georgia back on March 12.

Tony Delmonico opened the scoring in the fifth with a bases loaded single through the left side plating Buster Posey and Rye. Oravetz then registered an infield RBI single scoring Guinn from third. An errant throw by the Deacon second baseman brought Delmonico around for the fourth run of the inning. Holt then cleared the bases with a two-run triple to center his first of the year. The ball trickled all the way to the wall as Ben Terry came up short on a diving attempt. That ended the afternoon for Hunter who gave up 12 runs on 11 hits in 4.1 innings.

Ryan Bouton came on out of the bullpen and gave up an RBI single to Stidham and a two-run shot by Posey to close out the scoring.

The Deacs scored their second run of the game on consecutive hits by Evan Ocheltree and Austin Jones. Ocheltree hit a one-out double to right center and came around to score on an RBI single to center by Jones.

The Garnet and Gold batted around for the second time in the game in the seventh pushing across six more runs on five hits. Buster Posey started the inning as he was hit by a pitch and came around to score a batter later as Rye connected on his second round tripper of the season. The Seminoles scored four of their six runs in the seventh inning after two outs. Mike McGee registered his team leading third triple of the season and scored on a double to left by Tapley. Stephen Cardullo, who drew a walk, crossed the plate on a wild pitch. Pinch hitter Luke Smierciak followed with an RBI double of his own to plate Tapley and scored on single to right by Stidham.

Tyler Everett entered the game in the bottom of the seventh and pitched the final three innings to pick up his first collegiate save. The freshman right hander did not allow a run scattering three hits in his sixth appearance of the season. Everett set a career-high with three strikeouts against the Deacs.

Everett made his first plate appearance of the season in the ninth with the bases loaded and was robbed of a grand slam as Wake Forest right fielder Evan Ocheltree went up over the fence for an outstanding catch. Cardullo tagged up on the play and scored from third to make the score 21-2. The RBI was the first for Everett.

Florida State and Wake Forest will face-off for game two of a three-game set on Saturday, March 29. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as gametracker and ACC Select will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   2  0  0  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        CF        1  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        6  2  3   3  0  0  3  5
  Tyler Everett         P         0  0  0   1  0  0  2  1
Buster Posey            C         3  5  3   3  1  0  4  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      2  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Jack Rye                RF        2  3  2   2  3  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  2  2   3  0  0  4  0
  Jack Posey            1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  5  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        6  1  2   2  0  0  2  3
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Mike McGee            LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  3   1  0  0  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     0  2  0   0  2  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B-2B     5  1  3   1  1  0  1  1
Matt Fairel             P                            0  0
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FSU                              44 21 21  19 10  2 27 12
Opp                              33  2  8   2  4  7 27 12

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Luke Smierciak (2), Buster Posey (8), Stuart Tapley (6)
3B - FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Mike McGee (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (6), Buster Posey 2 (7), Jack Rye (2), Dennis Guinn (10)
HBP - FSU-Buster Posey (2), Tommy Oravetz (5)
SF - FSU-Tyler Everett (1)
CS - FSU-Tony Delmonico (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (6-0)    6.0  6  2  2  3  4
Tyler Everett        Sv(1)      3.0  2  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0 21 21 21 10  2


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WAKE FOREST 4, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/29/2008, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ninth-Inning Rally Comes Up Short As FSU Falls To Wake Forest 4-2.

The Seminoles held to just seven hits in their first conference loss of the season.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - After posting a season-high 21 runs on 21 hits in game one on Friday, the Seminole bats fell silent on Saturday afternoon as Wake Forest (12-12, 5-5) handed Florida State (22-3, 10-1) its first conference loss of the season with a 4-2 victory at Gene Hooks Stadium. On a cold and dreary afternoon with game time temperatures in the low 40's, the Seminoles tied a season-low with seven hits in game two as the Deacs evened the series at a game a piece.

The Demon Deacons were one out away from handing the Seminoles their first shutout of the season but Jack Rye fueled a ninth inning rally with a two-run, two-out bases loaded single to right scoring Buster Posey and Dennis Guinn. The Deacs went to the bullpen twice in the ninth bringing on Alex Wiesner for two batters and then Brad Kledzik. The Seminole rally started with two outs in their final at-bat as Posey, Guinn and Tony Delmonico loaded the bases with three straight walks. Rye kept the Seminoles alive with his two-RBI single, but Kledzik bounced back and struck out Mike McGee to end the game giving Wake Forest the victory.

The win snapped FSU's five game win streak over the Demon Deacons.

Rye and Buster Posey led the Florida State offense on Saturday as both Seminole hitters were on base four times on a pair of hits and two walks. FSU drew 10 walks in game two reaching double-digit walks in a game for the ninth time this season.

Wake Forest starting pitcher Garrett Bullock was the story on Saturday afternoon as the junior left hander threw six shutout innings to run his record to 3-1 on the season. Bullock entered the contest with a 7.01 ERA as the junior southpaw allowed 27 runs in 25.2 innings of work in his first five starts this year. But on Saturday Bullock stymied the Seminole hitters giving up just six hits. It was the first time in his career that he did not allow a run in 21 previous career starts. Bullock finished the game with five strikeouts and five walks.

Phil Negus came on and was dominant on the mound as he shut down the Seminole offense for 2.1 innings before leaving the game with one out in the ninth. Negus did not allow a hit as he walked two and struck out a pair.

Florida State starter Geoff Parker had an impressive showing in his first career start but was unable to get any run support as he fell to 2-1 on year. The freshman right hander worked a career-high six innings giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits. Parker walked three and tied a career-high set last weekend against Virginia Tech with six strikeouts.

The Seminoles had some early scoring chances in the second and third innings but came up empty leaving five runners on base through the first three innings. Rye hit a one out double to left in the second and moved to third on a groundout to second by McGee. He was stranded at third as Evan Ocheltree made a diving catch in foul territory on a ball hit to right by Luke Smierciak to end the inning.

In the third, Florida State loaded the bases with two outs on three walks and a fielder's choice groundout but Bullock got Delmonico swinging on strikes to keep the Seminoles scoreless.

The Demon Deacons took advantage of a Seminole error in the bottom of the third to take a 2-0 lead. The first four batters reached as Austin Jones led off the inning reaching on a fielding error at short. Tyler Smith walked on five pitches and Ben Terry loaded the bases as he executed a beautiful bunt single to the pitcher. Dustin Hood stepped in and on the first pitch he saw from Parker laced a two-run single to left scoring Jones and Smith. After a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third, the Seminoles intentionally walked Allan Dykstra to load the bases. The move paid off as Parker got out of the inning without further damage striking out designated hitter Weldon Woodall and shortstop Andy Goff.

FSU once again loaded the bases in the fourth on a pair of walks and an infield single by Tyler Holt but Bullock induced a fly out to left by second baseman Jason Stidham to end the threat.

Wake Forest added another run in the sixth to push its lead to 3-0. The Demon Deacons registered a two-out rally as Jones was hit by a pitch and advanced to third on a single through the right side of the infield by Smith. Jones scored a couple pitches later on a wild pitch by Parker to give the Deacs a three-run advantage.

The Demon Deacons pushed an insurance run across in the eighth off Seminole reliever Jimmy Marshall. Smith connected on a two-out RBI double to left scoring Goff all the way from first.

The Seminoles left 14 runners on base in the loss.

Florida State and Wake Forest will face-off in the third and final game of a three-game set on Sunday, March 30. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as gametracker and ACC Select will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  0   0  1  0  1  3
Buster Posey            C         3  1  2   0  2  0 10  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  1   0  2  1  6  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  0   0  1  2  1  2
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  2   2  2  1  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        5  0  1   0  0  1  4  0
Luke Smierciak          DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  0   0  1  2  0  1
Geoff Parker            P                            1  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  2  7   2 10  8 24  8
Opp                              28  4  5   3  5 10 27  8

E - FSU-Tony Delmonico (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (5)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         L (2-1)    6.0  4  3  2  3  6
Jimmy Marshall                  2.0  1  1  1  2  4
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  5  4  3  5 10
Opp                  W          9.0  7  2  2 10  8


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FLORIDA STATE 3, WAKE FOREST 2
03/30/2008, WINSTON-SALEM, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Edges Wake Forest 3-2 In 11 Innings.

Dennis Guinn's sacrifice fly in the 11th brought home Buster Posey for the game-winner.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - What would a Florida State, Wake Forest series be without extra innings? For the third time in the last eight meetings, the Seminoles (23-3, 11-1) and Demon Deacons (12-13, 5-6) played bonus baseball and for the third time FSU came out on top. In Sunday's series finale, Florida State defeated Wake 3-2 in 11 innings taking its 14th ACC series in the last 15 opportunities.

Despite being held to a season-low six hits on Sunday, the Seminoles came through down the stretch doubling their scoring in extra innings by registering a run in the 10th and then the game-winner in the 11th. Buster Posey and Jack Rye led off the top of the 11th with back-to-back singles and moved up a base as the Wake right fielder bobbled the ball hit by Rye. Dennis Guinn stepped in a drove a sacrifice fly out to center scoring Posey for a 3-2 lead.

Buster Posey led the Seminole offense with a pair of hits while posting an RBI and scoring the go-a-head run in the 11th. With the win, FSU remained perfect in one-run games running their record to 7-0 on the year matching last year's win total in one-run games (7-2).

The Deacs refused to quit as Evan Ocheltree led off the bottom of the 11th with a single to right. He would move to second on a sacrifice bunt by Austin Jones, but that was as far as Wake would come to tying the game as Seminole reliever Bo O'Dell (4-1) got a fly out and a groundout to pickup his fourth win of the season.

Both teams got outstanding performances from their starting pitching on Sunday as Florida State's Elih Villanueva and Wake Forest's Charlies Mellies did not decide in the decision.

Villanueva bounced back after his shortest outing of the season last week against at Virginia Tech and pitched 7.1 innings giving up just one run on five hits. He set a career-high firing nine strikeouts on a season-high 132 pitches.

Mellies countered with a season-high nine innings limiting the best offense in the ACC to just one run on three hits. He struck out six Seminole batters while walking three.

O'Dell had a nice outing tossing a season-high 3.2 innings in relief. He allowed a run on three hits and walked just one. It was his fifth appearance out of the bullpen this season and the second consecutive win in relief.

Florida State didn't waste any time in putting a run on the scoreboard in game three as Buster Posey collected his sixth hit in seven at-bats in the series as he doubled off the wall in left field to score Tyler Holt from first. Holt led off the game with a walk for his team leading 32nd base-on-ball of the season.

The lead was quickly erased as Wake Forest collected back-to-back base hits by Ben Terry and Dustin Hood to tie the game at one. Terry laced a double to left field and scored on a single through the right side by Hood. The Demon Deacons proceeded to load the bases with no outs off Villanueva but the right handed junior got out of further damage by getting designated hitter Mike Murray to ground into a 123 double play and then Andy Goff to groundout to Stuart Tapley at third.

The Deacs threatened in the bottom of the fourth putting runners at second and third with two outs but Villanueva kept the game tied at one striking out Austin Jones for the second time on Sunday to end the inning.

The Seminoles were held to just one hit until the fifth when designated hitter Tommy Oravetz led off the inning with a single to right. Following a fielder's choice groundout to second by Ohmed Danesh, Tapley registered his first hit of the game with a single to right. That would be all the offense generated by FSU in the fifth as Wake starter Charlie Mellies got a strikeout and another fielder's choice groundout to keep the score knotted at one.

It wasn't until the bottom of the eighth when Wake had its next best scoring opportunity. After Villanueva got a groundout to short to start the inning, Willy Fox reached on a fielding error at third and battled with first baseman Allan Dykstra before issuing just his second walk of the game. Villanueva threw just one pitch to Murray before head coach Mike Martin went to the bullpen and called on O'Dell. O'Dell got Murray to ground into a double play for the second time in game three to end the inning.

In the ninth, Florida State put the leadoff batter on as Buster Posey drew a four pitch walk. Rye moved Posey into scoring position laying down a sacrifice bunt down the first base line. Guinn advanced Posey within 90 feet of the plate on a groundout to first. But Mellies, who was solid all afternoon, got Tony Delmonico to fly out to center to keep the game tied at one.

O'Dell pitched the ninth and posted a pair of fly outs before Wake Forest put a runner on courtesy of the Seminoles third error of the game. Rye sent the game into extra innings thanks to an outstanding diving catch in right. Tyler Smith lifted a soft liner out to right which looked like it would fall in for a potential game winning hit but Rye came charging in and made the catch for some extra baseball.

The Seminoles took a 2-1 lead in the top of the tenth on an RBI bunt single by Holt. Pinch hitter Luke Smierciak started the inning with a leadoff walk and after two quick outs by Deacon reliever Alex Wiesner, Smierciak successfully stole second and moved to third on a scoring error by Dykstra in attempt to throw out Smierciak at second.

On the very next pitch from Wiesner, Holt pushed a bunt passed the pitcher's mound forcing Dykstra to field the ball. Holt easily beat Dykstra to the bag at first as Smierciak scored easily from third to give the Seminoles the one run lead.

The Deacs wouldn't go quietly in their half of the tenth as Terry reached on an infield single to short. He would then move to second on a sacrifice bunt by Hood. After the second out was made on a line out to short, Martin called for the intentional walk to Dykstra putting runners at first and second for Murray. Murray came through with a 1-0 single up the middle scoring Terry to tie game at two. On the play, Dykstra moved to third as Holt bobbled the ball in center marking the first error charged to the freshman centerfielder this year. On the next play, O'Dell made an incredible defensive play on a hard hit ball by Goff back up the middle. The junior right hander got drilled in the mid section by a line drive off the bat of Goff. He immediately got to his feet and threw on to Posey at the plate to get the sliding Dykstra for the final out of the inning. O'Dell fell to his knees after the play but was able to get to his feet and walk off the field under his own power.

Florida State will remain on the road for two mid-week games in Jacksonville beginning Tuesday as the Seminoles will face the Florida Gators at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, site of the 2008 ACC Baseball Tournament, on April 1, 2008. First pitch for game two of the series is set for 7:00 pm. FSU will then face Jacksonville on Wednesday, April 2 at Alexander Breast Field at 6:00 pm. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM (Tuesday) and 1270 the Team (Wednesday) with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  0  0   0  0  0  1  2
Buster Posey            C         4  1  2   1  1  0 12  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  0  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  0   1  1  1 10  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  0  0   0  0  2  2  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-DH     1  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
  Mike McGee            LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  3  2
  Jack Posey            3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  2
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  3  6   3  4  8 33 11
Opp                              41  2  8   2  3  9 33 12

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Tony Delmonico (10), Stuart Tapley 2 (11)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (9)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (2)
SF - FSU-Dennis Guinn (2)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Luke Smierciak (3)
CS - FSU-Jack Rye (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva                 7.1  5  1  1  2  9
Bo O'Dell            W (4-1)    3.2  3  1  1  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                            11.0  8  2  2  3  9
Opp                  L         11.0  6  3  1  4  8


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FLORIDA STATE 10, FLORIDA 2
04/01/2008, Jacksonville, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Evens Season Series Against Florida With 10-2 Victory In Jacksonville.

Senior Ryan Strauss goes seven innings to pick-up his third win of the season.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Florida State (24-3) used the short game and long ball combination to perfection on Tuesday night to post a 10-2 victory over Florida (20-7) in front of packed crowd of 7,215 at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville, Fla. The win snapped a three game losing streak to the Gators and avenged a 6-1 loss to their intra-state rival two weeks ago in Gainesville to even the season series at a game apiece.

"We did a lot of bunting tonight and I was very pleased with our execution," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a very well played game by our ball club tonight. I was very proud of the way our guys played the game and it was a good win for us."

In his first career start against the Gators, Ryan Strauss pitched seven solid innings to push his record to 3-0 on the year. The senior right hander eclipsed the 100 pitch mark for the fourth time in six starts as he gave up just one run on four hits. He walked a season-low one batter while striking out four. It marked the second time this season that Strauss completed seven innings of work.

"It was a good win," added Buster Posey. "Ryan Strauss threw the ball very well and we had some timely hitting which is what it takes to get a win. We are playing good baseball right now. It's a lot of fun; we have a good group of guys and we're just grinding out some games."

Strauss faced no more than four batters in six of the seven innings that he worked and finished the game retiring the last seven Gator hitters that he faced.

"I was very pleased with his composure," added Martin on Strauss' performance in the win over the Gators. "He showed great poise and threw the ball very well. He had all three pitches working for him tonight."

At the plate, Tony Delmonico and Buster Posey each recorded three hits while Jason Stidham and Stuart Tapley collected a pair. Freshman Tyler Holt went 1-for-3 with a two walks as he has now reached base safely in all 27 games this season. Buster Posey, Jack Posey and Dennis Guinn all registered two RBIs in the win.

The Seminoles manufactured the first two runs of the game thanks to a little small ball. Delmonico led off the bottom of the second with a single up the middle and moved to second on a walk by left fielder Mike McGee. The next batter Stuart Tapley, getting his first start as the Seminole designated hitter, laid down a sacrifice bunt towards the first base line to advance the runners. On the very next pitch, Jack Posey executed another sacrifice bunt to perfection scoring Delmonico from third to give FSU an early 1-0 lead.

In the third, Stidham and Posey reached on back-to-back singles and moved up a base on the third Seminole sacrifice of the game, this time off the bat of senior Jack Rye. Guinn stepped in and drove in Stidham on a fielder's choice groundout to make the score 2-0. Delmonico and McGee laid down consecutive bunt singles to load the bases but a fielder's choice groundout by Tapley ended the inning.

"We've been working hard on that," explained Posey on the team's use of small ball early in the game. "That's part of the way we are going to play the game. It's something we take a lot of pride in, getting bunts down and moving runners over. It's not every night that we are going to score 10 runs and pound out 13 hits."

The Gators cut into the Seminole lead in the fifth on an infield single by catcher Buddy Munroe to score Jon Townsend from third. Townsend and Brandon McArthur led off the inning with back-to-back singles through the left side off Strauss. Florida would threaten with two outs in the inning as they loaded the bases, but Strauss got Cole Figueroa to fly out to McGee in left to maintain FSU's one-run advantage.

In the sixth, Tapley pushed the Seminole lead back to two on a two-out solo home run to left off Florida starter Stephen Locke (2-1). Tapley unloaded on a 1-1 offering from Locke for his third round tripper of the season.

Buster Posey gave the Seminoles a four-run cushion in the seventh as he hit a two-run blast to left. Holt led off the inning with a walk off Gator reliever Clint Franklin. After several throws over to first to keep Holt close, Posey took the first pitch he saw from Franklin and hit it out of the stadium for his eighth home run of the season. Posey's eight home runs in 2008 surpass his home run totals in his first two seasons.

Florida State broke the game open in the eighth scoring five runs off the Gators' Kyle Mullaney as 10 batters went to the plate. McGee started the inning with a walk and scored on a groundout by Jack Posey for his second RBI of the evening. Tapley singled to right center and was replaced by pinch runner Luke Smierciak who immediately stole second and crossed the plate on a single to center by Stidham. Holt drew his second walk of the game and scored on a wild pitch. Rye hit an RBI double down the line in left to score Stidham while Guinn rounded out the scoring with an RBI groundout to third scoring Buster Posey.

Jimmy Marshall and Tyler Everett threw an inning in relief to close out a stellar pitching performance by Strauss. Marshall gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two. Everett pitched the ninth and allowed one run on one hit. He hit a batter and struck out two.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Wednesday to face the Jacksonville Dolphins at Alexander Brest Field at 6:00 pm. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as gametracker will be available for the contest as well as a live broadcast over the internet on A-Sun TV. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  1   0  2  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  2  2   1  0  0  2  1
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Buster Posey            C         4  2  3   2  1  1  6  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  0  1   1  1  0  4  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  0  0   2  0  0  4  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  1  3   0  0  1  2  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  1  1   0  2  0  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        3  1  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              3B        3  0  0   2  0  1  1  1
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Ryan Strauss            P                            1  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 10 13   9  6  4 27  6
Opp                              33  2  6   2  2  8 24 15

E - FSU-Jason Stidham (6), Dennis Guinn (3)
2B - FSU-Jack Rye (6)
HR - FSU-Buster Posey (8), Stuart Tapley (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (1)
SH - FSU-Jack Rye (3), Stuart Tapley (2), Jack Posey (2)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (4), Luke Smierciak (4)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (3-0)    7.0  4  1  1  1  4
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  1  2
Tyler Everett                   1.0  1  1  1  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  2  8
Opp                  L          8.0 13 10 10  6  4


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Attendance: 7,215

FLORIDA STATE 7, JACKSONVILLE 5
04/02/2008, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Holds On For 7-5 Victory Over Jacksonville.

The Seminoles register a season-high nine stolen bases in the win.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - In a tale of two games, Wednesday night's contest featuring Florida State (25-3) and Jacksonville (16-11) went from a pitcher's duel to a scoring outburst in the final three innings with the Seminoles hanging on for a 7-5 victory over the Dolphins. Jason Stidham drove in pinch runner Luke Smierciak with the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly RBI in the eighth while Tommy Oravetz connected on a ninth inning home run to hand the Seminoles their ninth win in the last 10 games at Alexander Brest Field.

The Garnet and Gold registered a season-high nine stolen bases on Wednesday with Tyler Holt, Stidham, Smierciak and Jack Rye each registering a pair. Holt stole home in the top of the seventh leading to a three-run inning which gave the Seminoles the lead for good. It was the most stolen bases in a game for Florida State since swiping eight against West Virginia back on March 6, 2004.

Oravetz led the Seminole offense in the win going 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Tony Delmonico and Ohmed Danesh also registered two hits, while Holt reached base on a single and a hit by pitch as the freshman center fielder has now reached base safely in all 28 games this year.

Mike McGee went 6.2 innings to run his record to 4-1 on the year. The freshman right hander gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits. He struck out four and walked a season-low one batter.

Both pitchers set the tone early as the game remained scoreless through the first three innings. McGee retired the first eight batters that he faced to start the game before JU collected back-to-back singles with two outs in the bottom of the third. The Seminole starter would not be fazed by the hits as he induced a fielder's choice groundout to end the inning.

Dolphin starter Sean Green cruised through the first three innings allowing just two hits in his fourth career start. The freshman right hander got out of trouble in the third after the Seminoles put runners on following a hit batter and a walk with two outs. But a fly out to right kept the game scoreless.

Florida State cracked the scoreboard in the top of the fourth with pair of runs to take an early 2-0 lead. Rye reached base for the second time in as many at-bats leading off the inning with walk. After swiping second for his third stolen base of the season, the senior right hander would come around to score on a single through the right side of the infield by Delmonico. After a pickoff at first base retired Delmonico for the second out of the inning, Oravetz followed with a bunt single down the third base foul line to keep the inning alive. Danesh drove in the second run of the game as he smashed an RBI double to the gap in left center just beyond the out stretched glove of Jacksonville left fielder Kyle Fleming.

The lead was short lived as Jacksonville answered with two runs in its half of the fourth on a pair of sacrifice flies to tie the game at two apiece. JU started the inning with a single by Jeremy Gillian and a double to right by Brad Simmons to put runners at second and third and nobody out. Glen Johnson cut the Seminole lead in half with a sac-fly to center to plate the first Dolphin run of the game. After a failed pickoff throw by catcher Buster Posey at second moved Simmons over to third, Matt Lopez sent a second sac-fly to center to knot the game at 2-2.

Both pitchers once again settled in keeping the opposition off the scoreboard in the fifth and sixth. Green earned his third no decision in four starts as he fired a career-high six innings allowing two runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out four in giving the Dolphins a quality start.

JU went to the bullpen to start the seventh bringing on Carson Andrew (3-2). The Seminoles took advantage of the call scoring three runs on just one hit. Holt registered the lone hit of the inning chopping an infield single to second with one out. Following a walk to Stidham, the runners advanced a base on a groundout by Buster Posey. With two outs and first base open, the Dolphins intentionally walked Rye to load the bases for Dennis Guinn. The Seminoles put the wheels in motion with Guinn at the plate as Holt took off for home on Andrew's delivery to the plate. Guinn showing bunt pulled back as Holt easily stole home. On the play, the ball bounced short and trickled all the way to the back stop allowing Stidham to score from second. Rye wound up on third on the play and after a walk to Guinn, Rye scored on Andrew's second wild pitch of the inning to push the Florida State lead to 5-2.

Jacksonville once again answered the call in the bottom of the seventh scoring a pair of runs with two outs to cut the Seminole advantage to 5-4. McGee got the first two outs to start the seventh, but his night would come to an end after issuing a walk to Thomas Myers and a single back up the middle by Chuck Opachich. Bo O'Dell came on and gave up back-to-back RBI singles to Kevin Ferreira and Kyle Fleming to make it a one-run ball game before getting Gillian to fly out to Holt in center to end the inning.

Florida State added one more run in the top of the eighth on a sacrifice fly RBI by Stidham. Danesh led off the inning with an infield single to third. Smierciak came on to pinch run for Danesh at first and moved up a base as pinch hitter Stuart Tapley drew a four pitch walk. Holt advanced the runners to second and third on a well executed sacrifice bunt up the first base line. JU went to the bullpen for the fourth time on Wednesday night bringing on Matt Tomshaw to face Stidham. The sophomore second baseman took the first pitch he saw off Tomshaw and lofted it deep enough to center scoring Smierciak to push the Seminole lead back to two at 6-4.

The Dolphins, undeterred by the top hitting team in the ACC, piled on one more run to close the gap at 6-5. Simmons drilled a double to right, his second of the game, and came around to score on a bases loaded walk. O'Dell started the bottom of the eighth but left after loading the bases with two outs on consecutive walks. Martin went to the bullpen and called on Jimmy Marshall. The junior right hander fell behind 3-1 to Dolphin pinch hitter Matt Dobbins before Dobbins fouled off back-to-back pitches leading to a bases loaded walk to drive in a run. Marshall bounced back and got Ferreira swinging on strikes to keep the bases loaded and the JU tying run at third.

The Seminoles added an insurance run in the top of ninth with a two-out solo home run off the bat of Oravetz. The junior from Tallahassee, Fla., connected on a 1-2 offering from Tomshaw depositing the ball over the fence in right center for his second round tripper of the season.

Buster Posey entered in the bottom of the ninth and closed the door on the Dolphins to earn his fourth save of the season. The junior right hander allowed a hit, just the second given up in five appearances, while striking out a batter. The Seminoles are 6-for-6 in save opportunities this season.

Florida State returns to action this weekend as they host Virginia for a three-game ACC series at Dick Howser Stadium. It's the first regular season meeting between the two schools since 2005. First pitch for Friday's game is set for 7:00 pm. The game will be broadcast live over the web on ACC Select while gametracker will also be available for the contest. Fans can always listen to the action on 1270 the Team with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   0  0  1  5  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  1  1   1  2  0  0  4
Buster Posey            C-P       4  0  0   0  1  0  6  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  2  1   0  2  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  1  1  9  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  0  2   1  1  0  1  3
Tommy Oravetz           DH        5  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  0  2   1  0  1  3  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR-LF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              3B        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  2
  Stuart Tapley         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  7  9   4  8  6 27 10
Opp                              35  5 10   5  4  7 27 11

E - FSU-Buster Posey (6), Ohmed Danesh (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (11), Ohmed Danesh (7)
HR - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2)
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (4), Tony Delmonico (3), Luke Smierciak (4)
SH - FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
SF - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (1)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (6), Jason Stidham 2 (2), Jack Rye 2 (4), Tony Delmonico (6), Luke Smierciak 2 (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (4-1)    6.2  6  4  3  1  4
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  3  1  1  2  1
Jimmy Marshall                  0.1  0  0  0  1  1
Buster Posey         Sv(4)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  5  4  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0  9  7  7  8  6


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FLORIDA STATE 10, VIRGINIA 3
04/04/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Takes Game One With 10-3 Victory Over Virginia.

Matt Fairel remains perfect on the year as he goes seven strong innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (26-3, 12-1) defeated Virginia (24-7, 8-5) 10-3 under the lights at Dick Howser Stadium Friday night in front of 5,722 fans handing the Cavaliers their worst ACC loss of the season. The Seminoles pounded out 17 hits and got another quality start from sophomore Matt Fairel to take game one of a three-game set in the first regular season match-up between the two schools since 2005.

Tony Delmonico recorded a hit in his first four at-bats tying a season-high with four hits, while Buster Posey was a double short of hitting for the cycle finishing the evening 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run and two RBIs.

Fairel (7-0) remained perfect on the year as the sophomore southpaw won his seventh decision in as many starts in 2008. After giving up a two-run homer in the top of the first, Fairel settled down and allowed just four hits the rest of the way. He finished the game with seven strikeouts and three base-on-balls.

The Seminoles ran out to an early lead scoring six runs in the first three innings off Virginia starter Jacob Thompson (4-1) eventually handing the junior right hander his first loss of the season and his first defeat since June 4, 2006. Thompson allowed a career-high seven runs on 11 hits while he tied a career-high giving up six earned runs and five walks. The Virginia hurler had gone 23 consecutive starts (15-0) without earning a loss before falling to the Seminoles on Friday night.

"Tonight was just one of those nights that everything went our way," said head coach Mike Martin. "We did a lot of things well from an offensive stand point. Matt Fairel went out there and gave us seven good innings. He had all of his pitches going and just pitched a very good ball game."

"Virginia is a club that has a lot of pride and tomorrow will be a big challenge for us," added Martin.

It was Virginia that jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first on Jeremy Farrell's sixth home run of the season. The Cavalier first baseman took Fairel off the scoreboard in left after the Seminoles could not successfully convert on a run down of David Adams at first on what looked like a sure pickoff move by Fairel at first. The home run was just the second given up by Fairel in 47 innings of work in 2008.

Florida State quickly answered with four runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good. Tyler Holt led off the game with a walk as the freshman center fielder has now reached base safely in all 29 games this season. He would score two batters later on Posey's third triple of the season. Jack Rye tied the game at two on an RBI groundout to short. After a walk and a single by Dennis Guinn and Delmonico, respectively, the team's best two-out in designated hitter Tommy Oravetz stepped in and laced a 3-2 pitch back up the middle to plate Guinn. Delmonico came around to score on the play as UVa center fielder Jarrett Parker had problems fielding the hit by Oravetz.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 6-2 in the third on an RBI single by Delmonico and a two-out single to right by Ohmed Danesh.

Delmonico ended the night for Thompson after 6.1 innings as he collected his fourth hit, a double to the wall in right. Neal Davis came on and gave up an infield single to pinch hitter Jack Posey. After Delmonico stole third for his seventh swipe of the season, pinch hitter Mike McGee drove in the junior shortstop on an RBI groundout.

In the eighth, Florida State collected back-to-back home runs off the bat of Stidham and Posey. Stidham led off the inning hitting his seventh round tripper of the season over the fence in right, while Posey followed with his ninth home run on the year. The Leesburg, Ga., native stepped in and on the first pitch he saw from Kevin Arico took the ball over the scoreboard and out of the stadium in right for a 9-2 advantage. It was the second time this season that Stidham and Posey have registered back-to-back home runs.

The Garnet and Gold added one more in the inning as McGee recorded his second RBI of the night on a single up the middle plating pinch runner Ruairi O'Connor.

Jimmy Marshall and Tyler Everett each pitched an inning in relief on Friday. Marshall worked a perfect eighth facing just three batters while recording a strikeout. Everett pitched the ninth and allowed a run on two hits as the freshman right hander walked one and struck out a batter.

Florida State and Virginia will face-off in game two of a three-game set on Saturday, April 5.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  1   1  1  0  2  2
Buster Posey            C         4  2  3   2  1  1  8  2
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PR-RF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  0   0  2  0 10  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  3  4   1  0  0  1  5
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR-DH     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  2   1  0  0  3  0
  Mike McGee            PH-LF     2  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  2   0  0  0  0  1
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
Matt Fairel             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            1  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37 10 17   9  6  3 27 12
Opp                              34  3  8   3  4  9 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (11), Stuart Tapley (12)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (12), Ohmed Danesh (8)
3B - FSU-Buster Posey (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (7), Buster Posey (9)
SH - FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Tommy Oravetz (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (7)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (7-0)    7.0  6  2  2  3  7
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Tyler Everett                   1.0  2  1  1  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  4  9
Opp                  L          8.0 17 10  9  6  3


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FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA 2
04/06/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Walk-Off Hit By Jack Rye Leads FSU Past Virginia 3-2 In 10 Innings.

Ryan Strauss got the win in relief throwing three shutout innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It took extra innings but Florida State (27-3, 13-1) prevailed with a 3-2 victory over Virginia (24-8, 8-6) in game one of a doubleheader on Sunday at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles captured their 15th ACC series in the last 16 thanks to a walk-off bases loaded single by Jack Rye in the bottom of the 10th. Rye was responsible for two of the three Seminole runs on Sunday as the senior right fielder finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk.

Ryan Strauss earned the win as the senior right hander made just his second relief appearance of the season. Coming off a season-best performance against the Florida Gators last Tuesday, Strauss fired three shutout innings without giving up a hit. The Tampa, Fla., native struck out six of the 10 batters that he faced to move his record to 4-0 on the year.

Seminole starter Geoff Parker threw a career-high seven innings while posting a career-high seven strikeouts in earning a no decision in his second start of the season. He matched Pat McAnaney, the ACC leader in ERA, pitch for pitch to give the Garnet and Gold a solid effort on the mound.

"It was a day in which we got some exceptional pitching," said head coach Mike Martin. "Geoff Parker had a tremendous outing and then Ryan Strauss comes in and was throwing harder than I have ever seen him throw since he's been at Florida State."

Luke Smierciak got things going for Florida State in the tenth as he was hit by a pitch to leadoff the inning. Tyler Holt advanced Smierciak to second as he reached on a sacrifice bunt that Cavalier reliever Matt Packer (5-1) could not field cleanly. Following a fly out to left by Jason Stidham, Buster Posey registered an infield single bouncing a ball just over the pitcher's mound loading the bases for Rye. With the UVa infield drawn in, Rye hit a 1-1 pitch back up the middle scoring Smierciak for the winning run. It was Rye's third career walk-off hit.

Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a single in the Seminole victory. Holt walked once and a scored a run as the freshman center fielder has now reached base safely in all 30 games this season.

As was the case in game one on Friday, Virginia once again took an early lead on a two-out RBI single by left fielder Dan Grovatt. Tyler Cannon registered the first Cavalier hit of the game reaching on an infield bunt single to third. He moved into scoring position after stealing second and came around to score on Grovatt's single to center.

And just like Friday night, Florida State answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Holt and Stidham started the inning drawing consecutive walks with Holt stealing second during the sequence for his seventh stolen base of the season. Buster Posey stepped in and drilled a 2-1 offering from McAnaney off the wall in right scoring Holt from third. Posey recorded his 10th double of the year on the play. Rye gave the Seminoles the lead on an RBI groundout to second plating Stidham.

The Cavaliers loaded the bases with one out in the top of the second on a pair of singles and a walk but the Seminoles escaped without giving up a run as Greg Miclat grounded into an inning ending double play. On an attempted bunt single, Miclat bounced one right in front of the plate where Posey quickly grabbed the ball, stepped on home and threw down to first for the third out of the inning.

Virginia pushed across the tying run in the fourth on another two-out hit. Franco Valdes blasted a 3-2 pitch from Parker off the wall in right center and scored the very next play on a single through the left side by Patrick Wingfield.

UVa once again loaded the bases in the top of the fifth but came away empty handed as Parker got David Coleman to groundout to first. After Miclat started the inning with a double, Parker registered consecutive strikeouts before issuing an intentional walk to Grovatt and then a walk to Farrell. The Seminole right hander settled down and got Coleman to groundout to Dennis Guinn at first to end the inning.

It wasn't until the seventh that Florida State had its best scoring opportunity off McAnaney, who settled into a groove after a rocky first. Following two quick outs to start the inning, Stephen Cardullo worked the count full off the Cavalier hurler before registering a solid line drive off the glove of Miclat at short for a base hit. Pinch hitter Luke Smierciak followed with a beautiful bunt single that hugged the third base line. With runners at first and second, the Cavaliers went to the bullpen bringing on Matt Packer and ending the afternoon for McAnaney.

The runners advanced a base on a failed pickoff attempt by Packer who threw wild over to second. But Packer got a groundball back to the pitcher's mound off the bat of Holt to end the inning and keep the score tied at two.

Neither team could muster a run in the final two innings as the game would move into extra innings. It was just the second time in 2008 that Florida State has played extra baseball. The first extra inning game occurred back on April 30 as the Seminoles topped Wake Forest in 3-2 in 11 innings in Winston-Salem.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  0   0  1  2  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  1   0  1  0  0  2
Buster Posey            C         5  0  2   1  0  1 14  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  2   2  1  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 11  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  4
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        2  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Jack Posey              DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-DH     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Geoff Parker            P                            0  3
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  3  7   3  3 11 30 10
Opp                              35  2  7   2  4 13 28  9

E - Opp-3
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (10)
HBP - FSU-Luke Smierciak (5)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (7), Jason Stidham (3), Jack Rye (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    7.0  7  2  2  3  7
Ryan Strauss         W (4-0)    3.0  0  0  0  1  6
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FSU                            10.0  7  2  2  4 13
Opp                  L          9.1  7  3  3  3 11


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FLORIDA STATE 3, VIRGINIA 2
04/06/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Sweeps Series Against Virginia With 3-2 Win In 10.

Luke Smierciak scored the game-winning run in both games of the doubleheader.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was deja vu at the ballpark on Sunday as Florida State (28-3, 13-1) duplicated a 3-2, 10 inning victory in game one with a 3-2, 10 inning victory in game two to sweep the three-game series against Virginia (24-9, 8-7). Freshman Tyler Holt drove home high school teammate Luke Smierciak on an infield chopper to third for the winning run in the bottom of the tenth.

The bottom of the tenth began the same way as it did in game one as Smierciak was hit by a pitch to leadoff the inning. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Mike McGee. After Virginia reliever Michael Schwimer (1-1) got behind 3-0 to Stephen Cardullo, the Cavaliers decided to put Cardullo aboard with an intentional walk. On ball four, Schwimer unleashed a wild pitch throwing to the back stop and moving Smierciak to third. With Holt at the plate, the freshman center fielder worked the count full after falling behind 1-2 and on the eighth pitch of the at-bat sent a high chopper to Tyler Cannon at third. Smierciak running on contact, easily beat Cannon's throw at the plate to give the Seminoles the three-game sweep.

The Seminoles once again received another outstanding performance by their pitching staff as starter Elih Villanueva went 7.2 innings, tying a career-high with nine strikeouts. The junior right hander allowed two runs, one earned, on eight hits. He settled down after a shaky start and retired nine straight Cavalier batters at one point while facing no more than four batters in each inning from the third through the seventh.

Jimmy Marshall (3-0) came on to get the final out of the eighth with runners on at first and second to keep the game tied at two. He pitched a perfect ninth and tenth inning setting down the Cavaliers in order. Marshall struck out two and did not allow a hit in 2.1 innings of work to pick up his third win of the season.

"Elih Villanueva had a great outing and Jimmy Marshall came in and provided a great relief performance," said head coach Mike Martin. "That's what you got to have to be successful, is solid pitching."

"Virginia has got a good club and they are going to be right in the middle of this (race) before it's over," added Martin. "Virginia's pitching was very good this weekend. Carraway surprised us being a third starter; we had no idea that he would be that effective. He just dominated us; we only had six hits on him all game."

Buster Posey continued to swing a hot bat as the junior catcher went 3-for-4 at the plate in game two with a run scored. Jack Rye collected a pair of hits while Dennis Guinn, Tony Delmonico and Holt each recorded a hit and an RBI. Holt extended his streak of reaching base in all 31 games this season with a single to right in the third.

"Virginia has a great pitching staff," said Rye. "We just battled all day and found a way to get it done."

Virginia once again struck first scoring a run in the top of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. David Adams drove home Greg Miclat, who doubled to right center to start the game, on an RBI double off the wall in right. The Cavaliers put runners at first and third with just one out, but Villanueva got a strikeout and a fly out to keep the Seminole deficit at one.

The Cavaliers looked to build to their lead in the second loading the bases with a pair of hits and a walk with one out. But Villanueva kept UVa at bay getting Cannon looking at strike three while inducing an inning ending groundout by Adams at short.

It took until the fourth inning for the Seminoles to get a good read on Virginia starter Andrew Carraway, who was cruising through the first three innings striking out five of the first 11 batters that he faced. Buster Posey led off the inning with his second double in as many at-bats and moved to third on a bunt single by Rye. Delmonico tied the game at one as he avoided a possible inning ending double play legging out a fielder's choice groundout at first. Posey crossed the plate for the first Seminole run of the ball game.

In the seventh, Guinn gave FSU a 2-1 lead on his team leading 11th home run of the season. The senior first baseman found a good time for his first hit of the series as he took a 3-2 offering from Carraway and hit it just inside the left field foul pole to give the Seminoles a one-run lead. The hit ended the afternoon for Carraway who pitched six plus innings allowing two runs on six hits. He set a career-high with 10 strikeouts while he did not issue a walk.

The lead did not last long as Virginia capitalized on the only Seminole error of the game to tie the game at two. Adams reached on a fielding error by Cardullo at third and moved into scoring position a batter later on a groundout to second by Dan Grovatt. After a line out to second by Jeremy Farrell, David Coleman was intentionally walked bringing on pinch hitter Tyler Biddix. Biddix delivered lacing a single back up the middle to score Adams from second. Marshall would replace Villanueva after the RBI single and get designated hitter Patrick Wingfield to line out to Guinn at first.

The Seminoles made a pair of outstanding defensive plays in the final two innings as Cardullo robbed Cannon of a base hit in the ninth making a diving stop on a ground ball to his left. The sophomore third baseman got to his feet and threw a bullet over to first in time for the final out of the inning. Delmonico followed with a diamond gem of his own in the tenth snaring a groundball up the middle by Adams. The junior shortstop spun around and threw on to Guinn at first for the first out of the inning.

"Anytime you win two one-run games in the tenth inning, it's always a credit to the pitching (staff)," explained Martin. "In the second game, those freshmen got up there and did a great job of getting at-bats. Luke Smierciak leading off with a hit by pitch, Mike McGee laid down a sacrifice bunt, Cardullo walks and we get lucky on a wild pitch and then Holt drives him in. What a great day!"

Florida State will head out on the road for a weekend series in Chestnut Hill, Mass., as the Seminoles travel to face the Boston College Eagles. Game one on Friday, April 11 is schedule for 2:30 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as gametracker and ACC Select will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team (Friday) and 100.7 FM (Saturday and Sunday) with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Buster Posey            C         4  1  3   0  0  0 11  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  2   0  0  2  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  1   1  1  2 13  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  1   1  0  1  1  5
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-DH     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
  Mike McGee            PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  3
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  3  8   3  2 12 30 11
Opp                              37  2  8   2  3 11 28 11

E - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey 2 (12), Jack Rye (7)
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (11)
HBP - FSU-Luke Smierciak (6)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (1)
SB - FSU-Tony Delmonico (8), Stephen Cardullo (1)
CS - FSU-Buster Posey (2), Tony Delmonico (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva                 7.2  8  2  1  3  9
Jimmy Marshall       W (3-0)    2.1  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                            10.0  8  2  1  3 11
Opp                  L          9.1  8  3  3  2 12


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FLORIDA STATE 8, BOSTON COLLEGE 6
04/11/2008, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Hangs On For 8-6 Victory Over BC In Game One.

Freshman Tyler Holt goes 5-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Florida State (29-3, 15-1) hung on for an 8-6 victory over Boston College (18-15, 5-11) in game one of a twin bill Friday afternoon at Commander Shea Field. Six of FSU's eight runs were scored on two outs as the Seminoles snapped the Eagles' seven-game win streak, while keeping Florida State undefeated all-time in the series against BC.

Freshman Tyler Holt had a perfect day at the plate recording a career-high five hits in his first game against the Eagles and has now reached base safely in every game this season. Holt went 5-for-5 with three singles, two doubles and three RBIs. He also scored twice and stole a base.

Buster Posey continued his hot hitting on the year as the junior catcher recorded three hits in four at-bats. Posey collected two doubles and a ninth inning home run to give the Seminoles a two-run cushion. He finished the afternoon with two RBIs and a run scored.

Tommy Oravetz had a pair of hits while Jack Rye and Jason Stidham combined for three RBIs in the game one victory.

Matt Fairel moved to 8-0 on the year as the southpaw has picked up a victory in every game that he has pitched in 2008. Despite giving up a season-high six runs, five of which were earned, Fairel benefited from a Seminole offense that ran out to an early 6-0 lead. The Winter Haven, Fla., native finished the game with three strikeouts and two walks in six innings of work.

Jimmy Marshall and Ryan Strauss combined to pitch the final three innings keeping the Eagles off the scoreboard allowing just one hit. Strauss pitched the ninth and picked up his first save of the season and third of his career.

Florida State was the first to strike in game one as Rye plated Holt on a sacrifice fly to centerfield for an early 1-0 lead. Holt led off the game doubling down the left field line off BC starter Terry Doyle (3-4) and moved to third on a wild pitch. With his third double of the season, Holt has now reached base in all 32 games this season. Holt scored three batters later on Rye's sac-fly.

The Seminoles pushed their lead to 2-0 in the second on an RBI infield single by Holt scoring Dennis Guinn who started the inning singling to left. After Guinn's base hit, Doyle registered two quick outs before registering back-to-back walks to Ohmed Danesh and Stuart Tapley. With the bases loaded, Holt stepped in and hit a chopper off the plate as the ball came to a rest half way down the line at third. All the runners successfully advanced with Guinn scoring and Holt connecting on his second hit of the game.

FSU added four runs all on two outs in the fourth to increase its lead to 6-0. Holt started the two-out rally as he collected his third hit in as many at-bats blooping a double to center scoring Oravetz and Danesh who registered a double off the wall and a walk, respectively. Stidham followed with his first hit of the game, an RBI single to left scoring Holt from second. Stidham moved to third as Buster Posey kept the inning alive with a double off the wall in right center. Rye capped off the scoring beating out an infield single to second plating Stidham. Posey tried to score from second on the play but was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

Boston College closed the deficit to one with five runs in the bottom of the fourth. After Fairel got Michael Belfiore to fly out to center to start the inning, five straight Eagle batters reached as Fairel gave up three hits and a pair of walks. It was the most runs given up by the sophomore left hander in any of his eight starts this season. With the bases loaded and one out, Mickey Wiswall got the Eagles on the board with a two-run single up the middle. Garret Smith crossed the plate on a wild pitch to make the score 6-3. Following a strikeout by Sam Shaughnessy, Marc Perdios drove in a pair on a single to left field.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 7-5 on a two-out RBI double by Buster Posey. Stidham drew a two out walk and scored all the way from first as Posey drilled a rocket over the head of Eagle right fielder Barry Butera. It was the second straight double for Posey running his season total to 14 on the year to lead the team.

BC answered right back with a run in the sixth on a Shaughnessy sacrifice fly RBI to left. Wiswall led off the inning with a single to right and advanced to second on the play as Rye had trouble fielding the ball cleanly. Matt Hamlet reached on a fielder's choice as he laid a bunt towards third. Fairel fielded the ball and decided to go to third for the out but Wiswall slid ahead of the throw and was called safe at third. A batter later Shaughnessy drove in Wiswall to make it a one-run game.

The Eagles loaded the bases in the eighth off Seminole reliever Jimmy Marshall but the junior right hander got out of the inning unscathed getting Belfiore to ground into a fielder's choice putout at second to end the threat.

Posey gave the Seminoles some breathing room in the ninth as he led off the winning with solo home run. After falling behind 1-2 to Eagle reliever Nick Asselin, Posey fouled off several pitches before taking the eighth pitch of the at-bat over the wall in right for his tenth round tripper of the season.

Strauss was called on to pitch the ninth and was effective in his first appearance in the closer roll. He picked up two quick outs and was able to pitch around the sixth Seminole error of the ball game, a season-high, getting Wiswall to groundout to short to end the game. The save was the first of the season for Strauss and his first since picking up a pair as a freshman back in 2005.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  5   3  0  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  2  1   1  2  1  2  1
Buster Posey            C         4  1  3   2  0  0  4  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   2  0  0  4  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  1   0  0  0  9  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  0  0   0  0  1  1  6
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  1  0   0  2  0  3  0
  Luke Smierciak        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  1  2
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Matt Fairel             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 13   8  5  2 27 12
Opp                              37  6  7   5  3  5 27 11

E - FSU-Jason Stidham (7), Jack Rye 2 (3), Dennis Guinn (4), Tony Delmonico (12), Stephen Cardullo (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (5), Buster Posey 2 (14), Tommy Oravetz (8)
HR - FSU-Buster Posey (10)
HBP - FSU-Buster Posey (3)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (8)
CS - FSU-Buster Posey (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (8-0)    6.0  6  6  5  2  3
Jimmy Marshall                  2.0  1  0  0  1  2
Ryan Strauss         Sv(1)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  6  5  3  5
Opp                  L          9.0 13  8  8  5  2


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FLORIDA STATE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 3
04/11/2008, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sweeps Doubleheader With 4-3 Victory Over BC In Game Two.

Geoff Parker goes eight strong, Ryan Strauss picks up his second save of the day.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Top-ranked Florida State (30-3, 16-1) got a solo home run off the bat of Jack Rye in the top of the eighth to give the Seminoles a 4-3 victory over Boston College (18-16, 5-12) in game two of a doubleheader at Commander Shea Field. Freshman Geoff Parker recorded his third win of the season, while Ryan Strauss pitched the ninth for his second save of the day. The victory was the eighth straight for Florida State while it pushed the Seminoles to 10-0 in one-run games.

In his third career start, Parker pitched a career-high eight innings to run his record to 3-1 on the year. The sophomore right hander allowed three runs on eight hits as he struck out six and walked just one.

Strauss came on in the ninth for the second time on Friday to pick-up his second save of the day. The senior right hander got the Eagles in order in the ninth as he did not allow a run or hit in any one of his two appearances in the doubleheader.

Rye was responsible for half of the Seminole runs in game two going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored. Tyler Holt and Tony Delmonico each collected two hits in the win.

The doubleheader sweep gives the Seminoles their sixth ACC series win of the season and 16th series win in the last 17 dating back to final series of the 2006 season. The win also moved FSU to 8-0 all-time against Boston College.

Boston College grabbed an early lead in game two of the double dip on a two-out RBI single by Mickey Wiswall in the bottom of the first. Michael Belfiore and Tony Sanchez got things started for the Eagles registering back-to-back singles. Two batters later, Wiswall connected on a 1-1 offering from Parker scoring Belfiore from second for a 1-0 BC lead.

Florida State answered right back to take a 2-1 lead in the top of the second. Delmonico singled to center and came around to score on a triple to right field by Tommy Oravetz to tie the game at one. The triple was the third of the season for Oravetz. Freshman Stuart Tapley followed with an RBI single to right to give the Seminoles their first lead in game two. The inning continued on a Holt single to second as he extended his streak of reaching base safely to 33 games. After a walk to Jason Stidham loaded the bases, the Eagles escaped without further damage as BC starter Dan Houston got Buster Posey to fly out to center to end the inning.

The Eagles recaptured the lead in the fourth with two more runs off Parker to take a 3-2 lead. Wiswall led off the inning with a double to left and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Garret Smith. John Spatola tied the game at two as he laced his second triple of the season down the line in right scoring Wiswall. Sam Shaughnessy would give the Eagles their second lead of the game lofting a sacrifice fly to right plating Spatola.

The lead was short lived for the Eagles as FSU tied the game at three on an RBI single by Rye. With two outs in the fifth, Buster Posey found a hole through the left side of the infield for his first hit of the game. He would move to second on a wild pitch by Houston and come around to score on Rye's RBI single to left.

FSU went back on top in the eighth on a solo shot by Rye. The senior right fielder took a 0-1 offering from BC reliever Chris Kowalski (0-2) and deposited the ball over the fence in right for his third home run of the season.

The Seminoles loaded the bases in the top of the ninth but were unable to add to their lead as Belfiore got Rye to fly out to left to end the inning. Stephan Cardullo laced a one-out double to right center followed by a Holt single to left moving Cardullo to third. Holt advanced to second on the play as the throw from left field went to the plate. With first base open, the Eagles intentionally walked Posey loading the bases for Rye. BC went to the bullpen and brought on Belfiore to replace Nick Asselin who induced a fly out to close out the Seminole ninth.

Florida State and Boston College will return to the diamond for game three of the series on Saturday, April 12. The two schools will make every effort to get the third game of the series in despite rain threatening to hit the Boston area tomorrow. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  2   0  0  1  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  0   0  2  3  2  3
Buster Posey            C         4  1  1   0  1  0  6  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  2   2  0  0  5  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  1   0  0  0  8  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  2   0  0  1  0  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  1   1  0  2  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   1  0  0  1  1
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Geoff Parker            P                            1  1
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  4 11   4  3 11 27  8
Opp                              31  3  8   3  1  6 27  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (3)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (3)
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Dennis Guinn (2), Tony Delmonico (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         W (3-1)    8.0  8  3  3  1  6
Ryan Strauss         Sv(2)      1.0  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  1  6
Opp                  L          9.0 11  4  4  3 11


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FLORIDA STATE 17, BOSTON COLLEGE 2
04/12/2008, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Completes Sweep Of Boston College With 17-2 Victory.

Tommy Oravetz and Tony Delmonico each drive in four runs to pace the Seminole offense.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Top-ranked Florida State (31-3, 17-1) pounded out 17 hits in the series finale against Boston College (18-17, 5-13) as the Seminoles defeated the Eagles 17-2 to complete the three-game sweep. The win moves FSU to 17-1 in the ACC tying the school record for the best start in league play set back in 1996.

Tommy Oravetz and Tony Delmonico paced the Seminole offense in game three as both student-athletes registered a pair of hits and drove in four runs. Oravetz set a career-high in RBIs with four surpassing his previous high of three set back on April 28, 2006 against Savannah State. The junior designated hitter went 2-for-6 with a home run and a double as 15 of his 26 hits in 2008 have gone for extra bases. Delmonico was 2-for-5 at the plate with a single and his first career grand slam.

Jack Rye recorded three hits and three RBIs on Saturday afternoon, while Tyler Holt, Buster Posey and Stuart Tapley each registered two hits. Tapley led all players in game three with three runs scored.

Seminole starter Elih Villanueva shutout the Eagles over six innings of work as the junior right hander gave up just five hits to run his record to 4-0 on the year. The Miami, Fla., native struck out eight and walked just two as he threw just 87 pitches. It marked the first time in eight starts that Villanueva did not allow a run.

Florida State squandered a golden opportunity to put some runs on the board in top of the first leaving the bases loaded. BC starter James MacDonald (3-5) looked as though he would breeze through the first inning registering two quick outs but then found trouble as he gave up a walk to Buster Posey, a single to Jack Rye and another walk to Dennis Guinn loading the bases for Delmonico. After fouling off four consecutive pitches, MacDonald got Delmonico looking on a called third strike to end the inning.

Oravetz didn't waste anytime giving the Seminoles their first lead of the game blasting a 1-1 offering from MacDonald off the scoreboard in right for his third round tripper of the season. The Seminoles batted around in the second adding six more runs after the leadoff homer to take a 7-0 lead. Six of the seven runs in that inning came on two outs. Oravetz tacked on three more RBIs in the inning as he cleared the bases with a double off the wall in right to cap the seven-run second. Rye drove in a pair legging out a bases loaded infield single to second, while Guinn collected an RBI single to right. Tapley and Holt each registered a hit in the inning. With his single to right, Holt extended his streak of reaching base safely to 34 straight games.

In the third, Florida State extended its lead to 9-0. Tapley started the inning with a double to the gap in left center and moved to third on a bunt single by Holt. Stidham registered his first RBI of the game sending a sacrifice fly to center to score Tapley. After Holt stole second for his ninth stolen base of the season, Buster Posey brought him home on a single through the right side of the infield.

The Seminoles once again generated some two out offense as Rye hit an RBI double in the top of the fifth to increase the FSU lead to 10-0. With Tapley and Posey on board after registering a walk, the Eagles went to the bullpen and brought on their third pitcher of the afternoon in Geoff Oxley. On a 2-1 pitch, Rye laced a double to left center, his eighth of the season, to score Tapley for a 10-run FSU lead.

The Garnet and Gold pushed another run across in the seventh on an RBI groundout by Ruairi O'Connor. Stidham reached on his first hit of the game on an infield single and advanced to third on a double to left center by Buster Posey. O'Connor brought home Stidham on a groundout to short.

Boston College got on the board with a pair of runs in the seventh off Seminole reliever Bo O'Dell to cut the deficit to 11-2. The Eagles registered back-to-back RBI groundouts by Barry Butera and Michael Belfiore scoring Robert Anston and Mike Sudol who led off the inning with a pair of singles.

Florida State got the two runs back in the eighth to increase its lead to 13-2. Stephen Cardullo hit an RBI double to right center scoring Oravetz, while Holt drove in Luke Smierciak on an RBI groundout to short.

Ben Francis pitched a scoreless eighth as the sophomore right hander struck out one and walked a batter as he faced four batters in the inning.

In the ninth, Delmonico unloaded on his first career grand slam taking Belfiore over the fence in right. The Seminoles started the inning with three straight walks as Parker Brunelle, O'Connor and Jack Posey were each issued a base-on-ball off BC reliever Kurt Hayer. The slam was the first of the season for the Seminoles and the first since Buster Posey collected a grand slam against the Hurricanes in Miami on April 28, 2007.

Ryan Vigue closed out the game pitching the ninth as the freshman left hander did not allow a hit as he walked one and struck out two.

Florida State returns to Tallahassee for a five-game home stand featuring three games against teams from the Sunshine State. The Seminoles host Florida and North Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, followed by a three-game set against long time rival and ACC foe Miami. First pitch for Tuesday's game against the Gators is set for 6:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as ACC Select and gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        6  2  2   1  0  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  1   1  0  1  0  4
  Ryan Vigue            P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            C         2  1  2   1  3  0  8  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  1  0   0  1  0  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  3   3  0  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        1  1  0   1  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  1   1  1  0  4  0
  Jack Posey            1B        0  1  0   0  1  0  3  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  2  2   4  1  1  1  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH-2B     6  2  2   4  0  3  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-LF     2  1  1   0  1  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  3  2   0  1  1  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              43 17 17  17 10  6 27  5
Opp                              34  2  7   2  4 11 27  8

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Buster Posey (15), Jack Rye (8), Tommy Oravetz (9), Stuart Tapley (7), Stephen Cardullo (2)
HR - FSU-Tony Delmonico (6), Tommy Oravetz (3)
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      W (4-0)    6.0  5  0  0  2  8
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  2  2  1  0  0
Ben Francis                     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Ryan Vigue                      1.0  0  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  2  1  4 11
Opp                  L          9.0 17 17 17 10  6


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FLORIDA STATE 4, FLORIDA 2
04/15/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Florida 4-2 Behind Complete Game By Ryan Strauss.

Buster Posey goes 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Seminoles to series win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (32-3) captured its first regular season series victory over intra-state rival and No. 24 Florida (24-13) since 2005 with a 4-2 win Tuesday night. A new Dick Howser Stadium crowd of 6,737 were on hand to see senior Ryan Strauss pick up his second straight win over the Gators this year while throwing his first career complete game.

"Florida State, Florida is enough said," added head coach Mike Martin on taking the season series from the Gators. "Florida has a great ball club and we were very fortunate to win. We executed very well offensively and you have to give Florida credit. They kept the ball game close throughout by making some very good pitching decisions."

"Ryan Strauss is a bulldog," said Martin. "Ryan Strauss really showed what he is all about tonight. He pitched really well and it was a good start to an extremely tough week."

Strauss pushed his record to 5-0 on the year and 16-3 all-time as he pitched the second complete game by a Seminole pitcher in 2008. Strauss joins Elih Villanueva in that category as the junior right hander threw nine innings in a 5-4 win over Maryland back on March 8. After giving up a run in each of the first two innings, Strauss didn't allow a runner past second the rest of the game. The Tampa, Fla., native scattered seven Gator hits in nine innings of work issuing three walks while striking out six.

"I had everything working tonight," said Strauss. "I was trying to get ahead of hitters and keep the ball down. It felt good to get that first complete game."

"Strauss had a heck of a performance tonight," explained Buster Posey. "He didn't let anything bother him. He had a couple cheap hits early in the game and then after that he went out there and battled."

Buster Posey continued his hot hitting on the year as the junior catcher went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. He registered hits in his first three at-bats while drawing an intentional walk in the bottom of the eighth. Posey is now hitting .478 on the year and leads the team in doubles (16) and RBIs (42).

Tyler Holt picked up a pair of hits to extend his consecutive games streak of reaching base safely to all 35 games. The Gainesville, Fla., native scored a run and drove in one from the leadoff spot. Sophomore Ohmed Danesh gave the Seminoles the lead for good on a sacrifice fly RBI in the fourth.

Florida ran out to an early 2-0 lead on Tuesday night thanks to a solo home run off the bat of Cole Figueroa in the top of the first and an RBI groundout by Clayton Pisani in the second. After Bryson Barber led off the second with a double to left field, he advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jon Townsend and scored on Pisani's groundout to short.

The lead would hold true until the bottom of the third when Buster Posey connected on a two-out, two-run double off the fence in right field to tie the game at two. Holt and Jason Stidham registered back-to-back singles off Florida starter Kyle Mullaney (0-3) before Posey tied the game with his team leading 16th double of the year.

In the fourth, the Seminoles would take their first lead of the game on a Danesh sacrifice fly RBI to left scoring Tony Delmonico. Delmonico reached base on a single up the middle and advanced to third on a base hit through the right side by designated hitter Tommy Oravetz. One batter later, Danesh put the Garnet and Gold up for good with his fly ball to left.

Florida State added an insurance run in the eighth as Holt laid down a sacrifice bunt just to the left of the pitcher's mound allowing enough time for Mike McGee to slide ahead of the tag by Gator catcher Terry Foster. McGee led off the inning singling up the middle off Josh Edmondson for his second hit in as many at-bats. He successfully stole second and moved over to third on a sacrifice bunt by pinch hitter Stephen Cardullo which led to the RBI by Holt.

"It was a good win against a good ball club," added Posey. "They are a big rival for us and it was good win."

Florida State returns to the diamond on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. to face North Florida in the first and only meeting between the two schools in 2008. It's Wacky Wednesday at the ballpark and any fan shorter than Chip Baker will be admitted free of charge. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as ACC Select and gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   1  0  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  1   0  0  1  1  5
Buster Posey            C         4  0  3   2  1  0  6  2
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        2  0  1   0  1  0  9  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  3
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        1  0  0   1  0  0  1  0
  Mike McGee            PH-LF     2  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            4  1
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FSU                              34  4 12   4  2  4 27 12
Opp                              30  2  7   2  3  6 24 12

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (16)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Dennis Guinn (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (5), Stephen Cardullo (1)
SF - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (10), Mike McGee (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Ryan Strauss         W (5-0)    9.0  7  2  2  3  6
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FSU                             9.0  7  2  2  3  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12  4  4  2  4


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FLORIDA STATE 10, NORTH FLORIDA 2
04/16/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Knocks Off North Florida 10-2 To Tally Tenth Straight Win.

Jason Stidham goes 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (33-3) won its tenth straight game with a 10-2 victory over North Florida (21-17) Wednesday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles scored five runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back to remain undefeated all-time against the Ospreys in just their third season at the Division I level.

"I am just very proud of the way our guys approached the game," said head coach Mike Martin. "We are talking about a team that has played Florida very tough in three games. They beat a very good UCF team five times in a row. They have a club that is very experienced even though they have a lot of sophomores."

Five Seminoles recorded two hits including Jason Stidham who collected a pair of doubles. The sophomore second baseman also drove in two runs and scored twice in the win. Buster Posey extended his hit streak to eight games with a 2-for-3 performance. Tony Delmonico, Tommy Oravetz and Jack Rye also registered two hits in Wednesday's victory over the Ospreys.

"We definitely came out here and put some good at-bats together," said Delmonico. "We pitched well and played some good defense tonight and that's what you have to do to win ball games."

Freshman Mike McGee made his sixth career start and improved to 5-1 on the season as he gave the Seminoles a solid five innings of work. The right hander from Port St. Lucie, Fla., allowed a run on four hits as he walked three and struck out three.

"Tonight was a great display of character for our club," added Martin. "We understand how this game works, anything can happen. Mike McGee pitched well. It was a good win for us."

John Gast made his first appearance of the season in the sixth as the freshman southpaw saw live action for the first time in college after under going Tommy John surgery at the end of his senior season at Lake Brantley High School. Gast retired the side after facing four batters. He walked one and did not allow a run or a hit.

"It was exciting," said Gast taking the mound for the first time as a Seminole. "I felt my legs getting a little weak when I was told I was going to pitch tonight. Actually I started pacing in the dugout when Coach Shouppe told me I was going in. Just the anticipation of coming into the ball game was great. It was just very exciting; that's pretty much the only word I can use to describe that moment."

Bo O'Dell, Tyler Everett and Jimmy Marshall each worked an inning in relief in the win. Tyler Holt reached base on a walk in the fourth as he has now reached base safely in every game this season. The freshman center fielder was also hit by a pitch in the fifth as he also collected two runs.

North Florida took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI groundout by Travis Martin. The Ospreys' Chad Knight drew a one out walk and moved to third on a double down the right field line by Preston Hale. One batter later, Knight would score the first run of the game on the groundout to second by Martin. UNF looked as though they would add a second run on a wild pitch by McGee but the ball caromed right back to Buster Posey who tossed on to McGee at the plate to get Hale trying to steal home for the final out of the inning.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles pushed across five runs in their half of the first to take a four run lead. The first four batters to come to the plate in the inning reached and scored. Holt led things off reaching on a fielding error by the Osprey shortstop and came around to score from first on a double to right by Jason Stidham. After loading the bases on a walk to Buster Posey and a single to right by Rye, Delmonico drew a one out walk bringing Stidham home for a 2-0 lead. Designated hitter Tommy Oravetz extended his hitting streak to a career-best five games with a two-run single to right plating Posey and Rye. Delmonico scored the fifth run of the inning when a balk was called on UNF starter George Lott (0-1).

FSU added two more runs in the fourth to increase its lead to 7-1. Holt once again reached base to lead off the inning this time courtesy of a walk. After a wild pitch moved Holt to second, Stidham drove him in on his second double of the game. Stidham would score two batters later on single to right by Rye.

Stuart Tapley recorded an RBI in the fifth on a groundout to short plating Delmonico. Delmonico started the inning lacing a single to center. After a walk to Oravetz moved Delmonico to second, both runners advanced a base on a sacrifice bunt by Luke Smierciak.

In the eighth, North Florida cut the lead to 8-2 on back-to-back hits off Everett. Robbie Collier hit a one out double to left and scored on a single to center by pinch hitter Kevin Martin.

The Seminoles countered in the bottom of the eighth thanks to a two-run home run off the bat of Jack Posey. After two quick outs to start the inning, Ruairi O'Connor got things started legging out an infield single to short. Posey stepped to the plate and on a 0-2 offering from Antonio Franzese belted his second round tripper of the season over the wall in left for a 10-2 advantage.

Rivalry week continues as Florida State welcomes Miami to Dick Howser Stadium for a three-game conference set beginning Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. First pitch for Saturday and Sunday is set for 7:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as ACC Select and gametracker will be available for all three contests. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team (Friday) and 100.7 FM (Saturday and Sunday) with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  0   0  1  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  2  2   2  0  0  0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Buster Posey            C         3  1  2   0  1  0  3  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  2   1  1  0  2  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        1  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1  8  0
  Jack Posey            1B        1  1  1   2  0  0  2  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  2  2   1  1  0  2  5
  Nick Vickerson        PH-SS     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH-2B     4  0  2   2  1  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Mike McGee              P                            1  1
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 10 13   9  5  4 27 11
Opp                              31  2  6   2  5  6 24  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-John Gast (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham 2 (4), Tommy Oravetz (10)
HR - FSU-Jack Posey (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (5)
SH - FSU-Luke Smierciak (1)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Mike McGee           W (5-1)    5.0  4  1  1  3  3
John Gast                       1.0  0  0  0  1  0
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Tyler Everett                   1.0  2  1  1  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  5  6
Opp                  L          8.0 13 10  8  5  4


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MIAMI 11, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/18/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ten-Run Sixth Dooms Florida State In Game One Loss To Miami.

The Seminoles drop just their second game at home in 2008 while falling to 17-2 in the ACC.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Top ranked Miami (32-3, 16-1 ACC) erased a four-run deficit to take game one of a three-game set at Dick Howser Stadium with an 11-4 victory over second-ranked Florida State (33-4, 17-2). The loss is just the second suffered by the Seminoles at home in 2008 while it's just the second set back in the ACC for the Garnet and Gold this year.

After Florida State ran out to a 4-0 lead off Hurricane starter Chris Hernandez (6-0) through the first five innings, Miami captured its first lead of the ballgame thanks to 10 runs in the top of the sixth. Miami sent 14 batters to plate in the sixth recording six hits and two walks while benefiting from three crucial Seminole errors. Following a strike out of Mark Sobolewski for the first out of the inning, nine consecutive batters reached as eight came around to score. A trio of Seminole errors kept the inning alive for the Hurricanes in the sixth.

It was the most runs scored in a single inning by the Hurricanes this year. The last time an opponent scored 10 or more runs in an inning against Florida State was back on May 3, 2004 when Clemson scored 11 runs in the second inning en route to an 18-9 Tiger win.

"We had one of those innings that we would like to forget," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was just a game that Miami just took it to us especially in that inning and we couldn't stop the bleeding. You just have to take your hat off to them. They did a good job of coming back. You have a four run lead and you never dream you're going to give up 10."

Three of the first four hitters in the Hurricane line-up drove in two runs each while three registered at least two hits. Jemile Weeks paced the Miami offense on Friday night with three hits, two runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Blake Tekotte and Yonder Alonso also recorded two hits and two RBIs.

Jack Rye led the Seminole offense in game one of the series with a 3-for-4 outing as the senior right fielder registered base hits in his first three at-bats. Dennis Guinn was responsible for three of the four runs, while Stuart Tapley drove in the other. Freshman Tyler Holt singled in the fourth as he has now reached base safely in all 37 games this year.

"It was definitely frustrating out there," explained Rye. "But we have to put this behind us and stay positive. We're a good ball club. We are going to come out here tomorrow and hopefully get back in the win column."

The Seminoles took an early 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI single by Tapley. Tony Delmonico and Mike McGee led off the inning with a single and a walk, respectively before Tapley drove home Delmonico with his single to right.

FSU added to its lead in the third as Guinn drove home Buster Posey on a fielding error by Sobolewski at third. For the second straight inning, the lead off batter reached as Posey hit a single to center. He advanced to second on his third stolen base of the year and moved to third on a single through the left side of the infield by Rye. Posey scored a batter later on the RBI fielding error hit off the bat of Guinn.

Guinn gave the Seminoles a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth thanks to his team leading 12th home run of the season. The senior first base man took a 2-0 offering from Hernandez and hit it off the left field foul pole for a two-run shot. The runs came on two outs as Rye kept the inning alive with a single to center.

The lead was short lived as Miami came rushing out of the gates with a 10 spot in the sixth to take the lead for good and win its third straight game over its intra-state rival.

FSU starter Matt Fairel suffered his first loss of the season falling to 8-1 on the year. He was charged with a career-high eight runs, six earned, on 10 hits. The Winter Haven, Fla., native walked three and struck out four as he tossed 107 pitches. Fairel looked in control through the first five innings as the sophomore southpaw had given up just five hits while striking out three.

The Hurricanes increased their lead to 11-4 in the eighth on back-to-back hits off Seminole reliever Bo O'Dell. Following a strikeout to catcher Jason Hagerty, Tekotte doubled off the wall in right center and scored a batter later on Weeks' single to left.

"They did what they needed to do," added Martin. "Miami gave themselves opportunities. They had good at-bats tonight."

Florida State and Miami return to the diamond on Saturday, April 19 in game two of a three game set on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as ACC Select and gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM as well as on XM Radio channel 190 with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  1   0  0  2  3  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  0  1   0  0  1  3  4
Buster Posey            C         3  1  1   0  1  0  4  3
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  3   0  1  1  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  1   3  0  1 11  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  2   0  0  2  1  1
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  1
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   1  0  2  0  2
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              DH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Matt Fairel             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  4 10   4  4 13 27 11
Opp                              40 11 14  11  4  5 27 10

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (8), Dennis Guinn 2 (6)
2B - Opp-4
HR - FSU-Dennis Guinn (12)
HBP - FSU-Buster Posey (4)
SH - FSU-Jack Posey (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (3)
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Matt Fairel          L (8-1)    5.1 10  8  6  3  4
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  1  2  0  0  0
Bo O'Dell                       2.0  2  1  1  0  1
Ben Francis                     1.0  1  0  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0 14 11  7  4  5
Opp                  W          9.0 10  4  4  4 13


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FLORIDA STATE 9, MIAMI 5
04/19/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Comes From Behind To Down Miami 9-5.

The Seminole bullpen picks up the win and a save going five scoreless innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In front of a record crowd of 6,789, second-ranked Florida State (34-4, 18-2 ACC) snapped a three-game losing streak to top ranked Miami (32-4, 16-2 ACC) with a 9-5 come-from-behind victory Saturday night at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles pounded out 14 hits in game two while the bullpen turned in a solid effort not allowing a run in five innings of work to even the series at a game a piece.

Jason Stidham led the offense on Saturday night as the sophomore second baseman tied a career-high with four hits including a pair of doubles. He also drove in three and scored a run in the win. Freshman Stuart Tapley went 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice while senior Dennis Guinn registered two RBIs and a double. Five of the nine Seminole runs were scored on two outs.

The Florida State bullpen played a major role in Saturday night's win as three pitchers combined to limit the Hurricane hitters to just one hit over five innings. Jimmy Marshall (4-0) threw 2.1 innings allowing one hit and two walks while striking out three to pick up the win. Freshman southpaw John Gast was called on to face back-to-back lefties in the seventh and did his job getting Yonder Alonso to groundout and Dennis Raben to fly out to center to end the inning. Ryan Strauss pitched the final two innings to pick up his third save in as many chances.

"I was just very proud of the way Jimmy Marshall came in and held things down," said head coach Mike Martin. "I thought Jimmy was the key along with Gast and Ryan Strauss. It was nice to see Johnny go out there and get the job done in a very tough situation."

"It was a game that we were very fortunate to win but it was a game that we did a lot of things right," added Martin. "I was pleased with the aggressiveness that we showed on the bases. It was a typical Florida State, Miami game filled with a lot of excitement and certainly a big win for us."

Heading into the Miami series, the Florida State bullpen was 2-0 with a 1.99 ERA in 22.2 innings of work in the month of April. In the first two games against the Hurricanes, the bullpen has compiled 9.2 innings allowing three runs, only one earned, on five hits. A total of five pitchers have combined for eight strikeouts and four walks.

"We have a bunch of competitors on this club," explained Martin. "It was encouraging to see us bounce back that soon, crucial in a series like this when you're playing a team as talented as Miami is."

Florida State starter Geoff Parker went four innings in his fourth start of the season. The freshman right hander allowed five runs, four earned, on eight hits, all career-highs while striking out five. He did not issue a walk for the first time as a starter.

Miami grabbed the early lead in game two with three runs in the top of the first. The Hurricanes registered three consecutive hits off Parker highlighted by a two-run homer off the bat of Dennis Raben. Jemile Weeks got things started with a single to right and after stealing second, came around to score on a single back up the middle by Yonder Alonso. Raben followed a batter later with his fifth home run of the season to cap the three-run first.

In the third, the Hurricanes added to their lead on a sacrifice fly RBI by Mark Sobolewski as Miami took advantage of a Seminole fielding error in the inning. The first two batters reached as Alonso singled to left center while Raben reached on a fielding error at short allowing Alonso to race to third. A batter later Sobolewski lifted a fly ball deep enough to right to bring home Alonso for a 4-1 lead.

Florida State roared right back with four runs all on two outs in the bottom of the third to tie the game at four. The Seminoles recorded five hits in the inning including three doubles as six straight batters reached. After recording a walk in his first at-bat to extend his streak of reaching base safely to 38 games, freshman Tyler Holt roped a ball to left field but was thrown out at second as he tried to stretch his hit into a double.

With two outs in the inning, FSU went on a tear recording back-to-back doubles by Stidham and Buster Posey. Stidham doubled off the wall in right while Posey's hit went down the left field foul line scoring Stidham easily from second. After a Jack Rye walk put runners at first and second, Guinn brought them both home lacing a double down the left field line. The senior first baseman would score a batter later as Tony Delmonico found a hole through the right side of the infield. Guinn made a nice head first slide at home to avoid the tag by Hurricane catcher Jason Hagerty who had the plate blocked awaiting the throw from Raben in right.

The Hurricanes took the lead right back on a solo home run by Adan Severino in the top of the fourth to take a 5-4 advantage. Severino led off the inning and connected on a 0-1 pitch over the fence in right for his fourth round tripper of the season.

Florida State grabbed its first lead of the game in the sixth with three runs to take a 7-5 lead. Hurricane starter Enrique Garcia (2-1) was knocked out of the game in the sixth after Tommy Oravetz and Mike McGee registered back-to-back base hits. Kyle Bellamy came on and gave up a single to Tapley, but an errant throw by Weeks at second brought home Oravetz to tie the game at five. Holt would give the Seminoles the lead for good as he sent a sacrifice fly to right to bring home McGee. Stidham closed out the scoring in the sixth on a single to right that went just beyond the glove of the diving Weeks to score Tapley.

In the eighth, Stidham once again came through drilling a two-run double to wall in deep center off Miami reliever Carlos Gutierrez. Tapley and Holt scored on the play to give the Seminoles a 9-5 lead.

Strauss pitched the eighth and ninth innings for his third save of the season. The senior right hander struck out the side in the eighth and sealed the Seminole victory in the ninth as he got Weeks looking on strikes to end the game.

"That's what the game is all about," said Strauss. "Playing a team like Miami; it felt good to get the job done."

Florida State and Miami return to the diamond on Sunday, April 20 in the third and final game of the series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch is slated for 12:30 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as ACC Select and gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM as well as on XM Radio channel 190 with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  1   1  2  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  4   3  0  0  1  3
Buster Posey            C         4  1  2   1  0  0 12  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  1   2  1  0  4  2
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  1   1  0  1  2  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   0  0  1  3  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  2  3   0  0  1  0  0
Geoff Parker            P                            1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            1  1
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
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FSU                              34  9 14   8  4  5 27  7
Opp                              34  5  9   5  3 12 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (7), Tony Delmonico (13)
2B - FSU-Jason Stidham 2 (6), Buster Posey (17), Dennis Guinn (10), Stuart Tapley (8)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Buster Posey (5)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Geoff Parker                    4.0  8  5  4  0  5
Jimmy Marshall       W (4-0)    2.1  1  0  0  2  3
John Gast                       0.2  0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss         Sv(3)      2.0  0  0  0  1  4
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FSU                             9.0  9  5  4  3 12
Opp                  L          8.0 14  9  8  4  5


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MIAMI 11, FLORIDA STATE 10
04/20/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Inning Rally By FSU Falls Short In 11-10 Loss To Miami.

Buster Posey drove in three runs, four Seminoles hit home runs on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (34-5, 18-3 ACC) fell just one run short of erasing an eight run deficit on Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium as the Seminoles fell to top ranked Miami (33-4, 17-2 ACC) 11-10 in a game called after seven innings due to a travel curfew. It was the first ACC series loss for FSU this season and just the second in the last 18 conference series dating back to the final series of the 2006 season.

Down 11-3 after four and a half innings, the Seminoles scored seven unanswered over the last three innings plating a run in the fifth, five in the sixth and another in the seventh. The Garnet and Gold came within 90 feet of bringing the tying run across the plate in the seventh but Miami's Carlos Gutierrez struck out Tyler Holt on a pitch in the inside corner for the final out of the game.

"We did not come out the way we wanted to come out," said head coach Mike Martin. "I just can not say enough about the fight and desire of our baseball team. You look at the scoreboard and we're down eight in the middle part of the game. Our young men just kept on fighting. I'm just proud to be a part of them. We have a lot of tough ball games left and I'll sure go any where with them. They are my kind of people."

The rally started in the fifth when Buster Posey scored on a double play groundout by Dennis Guinn. Posey started the inning drawing a walk off reliever David Gutierrez and moved to third on a single to right by Jack Rye.

Florida State made the score 11-9 as the first four batters to come to the plate reached and scored in the sixth. Mike McGee led off the inning with a walk. Stephen Cardullo followed with his second hit of the ball game on a single to right setting a career-high for hits in a game. Both runners would advance a base as Ohmed Danesh came through with a pinch hit single ending the afternoon for Gutierrez. Kyle Bellamy was called on out of the bullpen and gave up an infield, RBI single to Holt scoring McGee. Jason Stidham made the score 11-6 lofting a sacrifice fly to right scoring Cardullo and advancing Danesh to third. The Seminoles would drawn within two on the very next play as Buster Posey drilled a 2-1 offering from Bellamy over the fence in right field. The home run was Posey's 11th of the season.

McGee kept the Seminoles in the ball game as he held the Hurricane offense in check over the final 2.2 innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter allowing just one run on three hits in just his second relief appearance of the season. The freshman right hander retired the last six batters that he faced striking out three during that span.

In the seventh, McGee started the rally with a one-out single up the middle. He advanced to second as pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz drew a full count walk. A Danesh ground out to first, moved the runners up a base with one out. With Holt at the plate, Hurricane closer David Gutierrez unleashed a wild pitch on a 2-1 count scoring McGee and moving pinch runner Ryan Strauss to third. But Gutierrez would settle down and get the final out of the game for his ninth save of the year to preserve the one-run victory for Miami.

"That's what you're always looking for," added Martin on his team's fight from eight runs down. "We get a couple of runs and boom, boom; we are right back where we were. There was still none of this hanging the heads and feeling sorry for themselves. They kept fighting and got back into it."

The loss was the first suffered by the Seminoles in a one-run ball game all season. Florida State was a perfect 10-0 in one-run games heading into the weekend series against Miami.

Four Seminoles registered a home run on Sunday including Posey, Stidham, Cardullo and McGee. Posey finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk. McGee was equally impressive going 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI. Cardullo and Jack Rye also collected a pair of hits. Holt's infield single in the sixth extended his streak of reaching base safely to 39 straight games.

Florida State broke through with the first run on Sunday with a solo home run off the bat of Stidham. The sophomore second baseman took the first pitch he saw from Hurricane starter Eric Erickson (6-0) and belted it over the fence in right field for his eighth round tripper of the season and an early 1-0 Seminole advantage.

With one swing of the bat, the Hurricanes grabbed the lead in the third on a grand slam home run by Yonder Alonso. FSU starter Elih Villanueva (4-1) got into trouble right from the start as the first three Hurricane batters reached on a pair of walks and a bunt single. After falling behind 3-0 to Alonso, Villanueva worked the count full but on the eighth pitch of the at-bat the Miami first baseman connected on his tenth home run of the season over the fence in right center. The grand slam was the first of his career.

Villanueva's afternoon would come to an end two batters later after issuing back-to-back singles to Dennis Raben and Mark Sobolewski. It was the shortest outing by Villanueva in nine starts this year as the junior right hander worked two plus innings allowing five runs on five hits.

Miami added one more run in the inning on a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Dave DiNatale to increase the Hurricane lead to 5-1.

Florida State threatened in the bottom of the third loading the bases all on two outs. Buster Posey started the rally with a single to left while Jack Rye followed with a base hit to right. After a walk to Guinn loaded the bases, Erickson got out of the inning unscathed forcing a fielder's choice groundout off the bat of Tony Delmonico to end the inning.

The Hurricanes increased their lead to 8-1 on back-to-back home runs by Jemile Weeks and Alonso. Both home runs were solo shots as it was the second time this year that the two Miami hitters went back-to-back. Following a walk to Raben, Sobolewski drilled a come backer off the leg of Bo O'Dell for an infield single. O'Dell would have to be helped off the field on the play leaving the game after 1.1 innings of work.

Ben Francis became the third Seminole pitcher of record as he unleashed a wild pitch scoring Raben from third. The sophomore right hander got a fly out and two walks before giving way to Ryan Vigue who got Jason Hagerty on a fly out to center to end the inning.

The Seminoles cut into the Miami lead with some back-to-back home run action of their own in the fourth off Erickson. Mike McGee led off the inning with a home run to right while Stephen Cardullo followed with a solo shot to left. It marked the fourth time this season that the Seminoles registered back-to-back home runs.

Erickson finished the game with a controlled start victory working four innings to run his record to 6-0 on the year. The sophomore left hander gave up three runs on five hits as he walked three and struck out three.

Miami pushed its lead to 11-3 with three more runs in the fifth. Raben knocked in Blake Tekotte with a single to center, while Ryan Jackson plated a pair with a double down the left field line.

A total of 19,062 fans packed Dick Howser Stadium this weekend setting the three-game stadium series attendance record eclipsing the old record of 18,045 set against Miami back in 2006.

Florida State will take four days off for exams before returning to the diamond for a three game set against the University of North Carolina at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, N.C. The weekend series at UNC begins a stretch of eight straight road games for the Seminoles. First pitch for Friday, April 25 is set for 7:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as ACC Select and gametracker will be available for all three contests. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team (Friday) and 100.7 FM (Saturday and Sunday) with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   1  0  2  7  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  1
Buster Posey            C         3  2  2   3  1  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  2   0  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        2  0  0   0  2  1  5  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Mike McGee              LF-P      3  3  2   1  1  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        3B        3  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ryan Strauss          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Luke Smierciak          DH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  1
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  1
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30 10 11   8  6  6 21  3
Opp                              29 11 11  10  8  5 21  6

2B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Jason Stidham (8), Buster Posey (11), Mike McGee (3), Stephen Cardullo (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (3)
SB - FSU-Buster Posey (4), Jack Rye (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      L (4-1)    2.0  5  5  5  3  1
Bo O'Dell                       1.1  3  3  3  2  0
Ben Francis                     0.1  0  0  0  2  0
Ryan Vigue                      0.2  0  2  2  1  0
Mike McGee                      2.2  3  1  1  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0 11 11 11  8  5
Opp                  W-Sv       7.0 11 10 10  6  6


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NORTH CAROLINA 11, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/25/2008, CHAPEL HILL, NC, Cary, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

North Carolina Surges Past FSU With 11-Run Eighth.

The Seminoles are held to a season-low four hits in the loss.

CARY, NC - One inning was all it took as third-ranked North Carolina (37-7, 17-4 ACC) scored 11 runs in the bottom of the eighth en route to an 11-4 victory over second-ranked Florida State (34-6, 18-4 ACC) on Friday night at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Seminoles were held to a season-low four hits in game one as it was the first time this season that the Seminoles have suffered back-to-back losses.

The Tar Heels were held scoreless through the first seven innings before erupting for 11 runs on seven hits as 15 batters came to the plate in the eighth. A fielding error led to the big inning as 10 of the 11 runs came on two outs following the Seminole miscue. Ten straight UNC batters reached all on two outs as UNC faced six Seminole pitchers in the inning. Tyler Everett finally closed the door in the eighth as he got Tim Federowicz to ground back to the mound for the final out of the inning.

"That was a total nightmare," said head coach Mike Martin. "You have to give those guys (North Carolina) a lot of credit. They are the ones that kept pecking, that kept getting it done. You have to credit them."

It marks the second time in a week that an opponent has reached double-digit runs in an inning against the Seminoles. Last Friday, Miami scored 10 runs in the sixth as the Hurricanes went on to an 11-4 victory in Tallahassee.

Florida State scored the first run of the game courtesy of two Tar Heel errors in the fourth. Tyler Holt led off the inning reaching on a two base throwing error by UNC shortstop Garrett Gore. The freshman centerfielder then moved to third on the second error of the inning as pitcher Alex White muffed a sacrifice bunt attempt by Jason Stidham. A batter later Buster Posey sent a fly ball to left to score Holt for a 1-0 Seminole advantage. In the inning, Holt extended his streak of reaching base to all 40 games this season.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 3-0 without registering a base hit in the sixth on a pair of sacrifice flies. FSU loaded the bases with three straight walks on White before Posey ended the evening for the Tar Heel starter on his second sac fly of the game. The fly ball scored Stephen Cardullo who got the start at third for the second straight game. Southpaw Brian Moran entered with runners at first and third and one out to face the lefty Jack Rye. Rye sent a fly to center deep enough to score Holt from third for a 3-0 advantage.

White finished the game allowing three runs, two earned, on just one hit. He walked four and struck out six in earning the no decision.

Fairel faced the first three batters in the sixth registering a fly out, a base hit and a fielder's choice groundout at second before being lifted after hitting 107 pitches. Stidham made an amazing diving stop on a ball that was headed up the middle off the bat of Kyle Seager to get a force out at second base for the second out of the inning. Martin then went to the bullpen and called on senior Ryan Strauss who got Federowicz to fly out to Holt in center for the final out.

"He was at 107 pitches," added Martin on taking Fairel out with two outs in the sixth. "They had hit the ball and he was falling behind. We had Ryan Strauss ready in the bullpen. That was where we wanted to be, we wanted to be exactly in that spot."

The Seminole lefty finished the game without giving up a run on four hits in 5.2 innings of work. He walked two and stuck out six. It marked the second time this season that Fairel has not given up a run in 10 total starts.

"Fairel pitched beautiful baseball," said Martin. "To shutout a team for 5.2 innings like he did was really, really impressive."

FSU threatened in the top of the eighth loading the bases on back-to-back singles by Cardullo and Holt and then a one out intentional walk to Posey. Moran got Rye swinging on strikes for the second out before calling on Rob Wooten (2-1) out of the bullpen. Wooten kept the score at 3-0 as he registered an infield pop up to Dennis Guinn to end the inning.

Jimmy Marshall (4-1) registered his first loss of the season as he gave up four runs, all unearned, on one hit, a walk and a hit by pitch.

The Seminoles added one more run in the ninth on an RBI fielder's choice groundout by Holt. Jack Posey scored on the play after reaching on a four pitch walk.

"We just have to be mentally tough and be ready to go tomorrow," added Martin.

Florida State and North Carolina will return to the diamond on Saturday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as ACC Select and gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  1   1  1  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  0  0   0  2  0  1  4
Buster Posey            C         1  0  0   2  1  1  5  2
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   1  0  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  2 12  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  4
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  1   0  0  3  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        3B        2  1  1   0  1  1  1  1
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Matt Fairel             P                            0  1
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Trent Jarvis          P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  4  4   4  7 10 24 13
Opp                              36 11 12  11  5  6 27  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (14), Stephen Cardullo (5)
2B - Opp-6, FSU-Mike McGee (6)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (4)
SH - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
SF - FSU-Buster Posey 2 (3)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel                     5.2  4  0  0  2  6
Ryan Strauss                    2.0  3  3  1  1  0
Jimmy Marshall       L (4-1)    0.0  1  4  0  1  0
John Gast                       0.0  1  1  1  0  0
Ben Francis                     0.0  2  3  3  1  0
Trent Jarvis                    0.0  1  0  0  0  0
Tyler Everett                   0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 12 11  5  5  6
Opp                  W          9.0  4  4  3  7 10


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FLORIDA STATE 13, NORTH CAROLINA 5
04/26/2008, CHAPEL HILL, NC, Cary, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Bounces Back To Even Series With 13-5 Victory In Game Two.

Senior Dennis Guinn drove in three runs on four hits including three doubles.

CARY, NC - Second-ranked Florida State (35-6, 19-4 ACC) bounced back after Friday night's hiccup in the eighth inning to post a 13-5 victory over third-ranked North Carolina (37-8, 17-5 ACC) in front of a season-best crowd of 4,133 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex Saturday night. After registering a season low four hits the night before, the Seminoles pounded out 19 hits in game two snapping the Tar Heels 12-game win streak.

Every Seminole in the starting line-up registered a hit as senior Dennis Guinn led the way tying a career-high with four hits. He smashed a trio of doubles in game two as Guinn was the first Seminole to hit three doubles this season and the first since Tony Thomas, Jr. collected three against Siena back on March 4, 2007. Jack Rye reached base on all six plate appearances going 2-for-3 with three walks and three runs scored.

Mike McGee collected three hits and a pair of RBIs, while Jason Stidham, Buster Posey, Tony Delmonico and Stephen Cardullo each registered two hits in the win.

The 13 runs scored by Florida State marked just the fourth time this season that North Carolina has allowed double-digit runs, while it was the most hits allowed by a Tar Heel pitching staff that leads the nation in ERA and hit allowed per nine innings.

Geoff Parker moved to 4-1 on the year as the freshman right hander threw 5.1 innings allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out one. Senior Ryan Strauss pitched the final 2.1 innings to pick up his fourth save of the season. Strauss did not give up a run while allowing just one hit. He struck out two and walked one. The Seminoles are a perfect 10-for-10 in save situations in 2008.

UNC starting pitcher Adam Warren (6-1) suffered the loss in game two, the first of his career. The junior right hander entered tonight's game with a perfect 19-0 record in 24 career starts and 39 total appearances. Warren went 2.1 innings in game two giving up five runs on seven hits.

Florida State was the first to strike in game two with a run in the top of the first. The Seminoles put runners at first and second with two outs on a single and a walk by Buster Posey and Rye, respectively. Guinn stepped in and drilled a double down the right field line plating Posey to take an early 1-0 lead. Rye tried to score from first but was thrown out at the plate on a perfect relay throw from second baseman Kyle Seager to catcher Tim Federowicz.

The Tar Heels threatened in the bottom of the second as Federowicz laced a double to the gap in left center followed by a one-out walk to Mark Fleury. Seth Williams unloaded on a 1-1 offering from Parker sending the ball to the gap in left center but Tyler Holt got a good jump on the ball and made an outstanding over the shoulder grab to get the out. Fleury had passed second on the play and had to hurry back to first. Holt relayed to cut off man Tony Delmonico who threw on to Guinn at first for an inning ending double play.

As it happens so often in baseball, make a nice play in the outfield and you're often rewarded at the plate. And so was the case for Holt as the freshman center fielder led off the top of the third with a solo home run over the wall in left center. It was his third round tripper of the season while the home run extended his streak of reaching base to all 41 games. The round tripper was first home run given up by a UNC pitcher in the last 15 games.

The Seminoles went on to score four more runs in the inning on five hits to push their lead to 6-0. Stidham followed the Holt home run with a single to left and moved around to third on an errant throw by Warren on a failed pickoff attempt at first. Posey drove in Stidham on an RBI groundout to first. A single by Rye and another double by Guinn ended the evening for Warren after just 2.1 innings, his second shortest outing of his career.

Colin Bates entered out of the bullpen and was called for a balk as he dropped the ball after coming set on the mound. Rye was forced home on the play to make the score 4-0. Following a strikeout of Delmonico for out number two, Tommy Oravetz hit an RBI single to left center scoring Guinn. After a throwing error at short kept the inning alive for the Seminoles, Cardullo capped off the five-run third with a single through the left side scoring Oravetz.

North Carolina got a run back in the third on a two-out RBI single by Tim Federoff. Garrett Gore started the inning with an infield single and moved up a base on single to center by Dustin Ackley. The Seminoles quickly registered a pair of outs on a groundball double play by Kyle Shelton. With two outs, Federoff hit a come backer up the middle to score Gore to cut FSU's lead to 6-1.

FSU struck back with three runs in the top of the sixth to increase the Seminole lead to 9-1. Cardullo picked up his second hit of the game on a single up the middle and scored on an RBI hit through the right side by Stidham. The Garnet and Gold would plate two more runs on two outs courtesy of the third Tar Heel error of the game. Rye reached on a throwing error by Gore at short allowing Stidham to score from third. Guinn kept the inning alive doubling to the wall in center bringing home Rye for the ninth Seminole run of the game.

The Tar Heels countered with a run in the bottom of the sixth to cut the Seminole lead to 9-2. Kyle Seager tripled to the deepest part of the park and scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Seth Williams. The damage could have been worse as UNC loaded the bases with one out on Parker. Head coach Mike Martin went to bullpen and called on Jimmy Marshall for the final two outs of the inning. The sophomore right hander induced the fly out by Williams and a groundout by Gore to end the inning.

After a 34 minute lightning delay, North Carolina added three more runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut the Seminole lead to 9-5. The first three batters to come to the plate reached on consecutive hits by Dustin Ackley, an RBI double by Shelton and a single through the right side by Federoff. Marshall drained some of the Tar Heel momentum with a strikeout of Chad Flack but UNC would load the bases on a walk to Seager. A fielder's choice groundout by Federowicz provided the second out of the inning but it also brought home Shelton for run number two.

The Seminoles went to the bullpen for the second time on Saturday evening bringing on Ryan Strauss. The senior right hander gave up an RBI single to Mark Fleury but settled down to get Williams on a groundout to second to close out the inning.

The Seminoles countered with four more runs in the eighth to push their lead to 13-5. The inning began with four consecutive singles off the bat of Posey, Rye, Guinn and Delmonico. Guinn and Delmonico each drove in a run on their hits, while Mike McGee hit a bloop single to left center with the Tar Heel infield playing in scoring Guinn and Delmonico for an eight-run lead.

Florida State and North Carolina will return to the diamond for the third and final game of the series on Sunday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as ACC Select and gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   1  1  0  3  1
Jason Stidham           2B        6  2  2   1  0  2  2  6
Buster Posey            C         6  2  2   1  0  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  3  2   0  3  0  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  2  4   3  0  0 12  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        6  1  2   1  0  1  2  6
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        5  0  3   2  0  0  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        3B        4  1  2   1  1  2  0  0
Geoff Parker            P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              45 13 19  11  5  8 27 13
Opp                              36  5 11   5  5  4 27 13

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn 3 (13)
3B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Tyler Holt (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (3)
SH - FSU-Tyler Holt (6), Tommy Oravetz (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         W (4-1)    5.1  7  2  2  3  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.1  3  3  3  1  1
Ryan Strauss         Sv(4)      2.1  1  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0 11  5  5  5  4
Opp                  L          9.0 19 13 10  5  8


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NORTH CAROLINA 2, FLORIDA STATE 1
04/27/2008, CHAPEL HILL, NC, Cary, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Drops Heartbreaker To UNC In 10 Innings.

The Seminoles suffer their first extra inning loss of the season.

CARY, NC - Second-ranked Florida State (35-7, 19-5 ACC) dropped its second consecutive ACC series of the season for the first time since 2006 falling to third-ranked North Carolina (38-8, 18-5 ACC) 2-1 in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 3,218 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The loss was the first for the Garnet and Gold in four extra inning games this year.

After both teams combined for 30 hits on Saturday night, FSU and UNC managed just seven hits in the series finale.

Stephen Cardullo was responsible for the only Seminole run in the game as he laced a double down the right field line in the third plating freshman Mike McGee who reached on one of four Tar Heel errors on Sunday.

Tyler Holt registered walks in his first three plate appearances to extend his streak of reaching base to 42 straight games. He also collected a hit to leadoff the tenth. Buster Posey and Jason Stidham each recorded a hit in the loss.

Elih Villanueva (4-2) pitched a gem in game three as the junior right hander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before North Carolina finally recorded a hit. With 93 pitches thrown through nine innings of work, the Miami, Fla., native started the bottom of the tenth and issued a leadoff walk to Chad Flack on four pitches. It was the first walk given up by Villanueva all game.

The walk would close the book on a wonderful outing by Villanueva as head coach Mike Martin went to the bullpen and called on left hander John Gast. Gast gave up a base hit down the right field line to Kyle Seager moving Flack to third. To set up a force out at home, Tim Federowicz was walked intentionally loading the bases with nobody out. Designated hitter Mark Fleury stepped in and walked on four pitches driving in Flack for the winning run and a one-run Tar Heel victory.

Villanueva suffered the loss as the junior right hander gave up two runs on two hits in nine plus innings of work. He struck out three and walked just one on 97 pitches. He faced the minimum through six registering eight 1-2-3 innings. Villanueva threw single-digit pitches in five of the nine innings that he completed.

A Tar Heel error in the top of the third led to the first run of the game for an early 1-0 Seminole advantage. McGee reached on a two base throwing error by UNC shortstop Garrett Gore and came around to score a batter later on Cardullo's double down the right field line. It was the fourth hit and second RBI of the series for Cardullo who was making his fourth start of the season at third. The Seminoles continued to threaten in the inning loading the bases on back-to-back walks by Holt and Stidham, but UNC starter Matt Harvey got out of the inning getting Posey to ground into an inning ending double play.

Despite giving up just one hit on the afternoon, Harvey's day would come to a close after the freshman right hander issued consecutive walks to Cardullo and Holt bringing his walk total to a season-high six. Brian Moran came on and induced a groundout off the bat of Stidham to keep the FSU lead at one.

Villanueva was perfect through four innings before the Tar Heels finally recorded a base runner courtesy of the first Seminole error of the game. Flack sent a groundball to Tony Delmonico at short who threw high over to Dennis Guinn at first pulling his foot off the bag. Kyle Seager then hit into a fielder's choice groundout before Tim Federowicz popped into a double play to end the inning.

UNC broke through with its first hit of the ball game as Dustin Ackley led off the bottom of the seventh with a single through the right side. The Tar Heels tried to advance Ackley to second on a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Shelton but Cardullo quickly got to the ball and threw on to Delmonico to get the force out at second. Following a strikeout of Tim Federoff, Flack was hit by a pitch putting runners at first and second with two outs.

It was the first time all game the Tar Heels put a runner at second. Seager, the ACC leader in RBIs, added to his season total as he tied the game at one looping a single to left center scoring Shelton. That was all the Heels would get as Villanueva got Federowicz to fly out to center to end the inning.

Villanueva became the second FSU pitcher to take a no-hitter into the seventh inning this year as McGee held Duquesne hitless until the seventh back on Sunday, February 24 in his first start as a Seminole.

The Garnet and Gold made some noise with one out in the eighth as Stidham and Posey reached on back-to-back base hits off Moran. Stidham dropped a single to left center and moved to third as Posey poked a hit to right. The threat would go no further as Rye grounded into the third Seminole double play of the afternoon to put a close to the Seminole eighth.

FSU got a runner to third in the ninth with two outs but it was to no avail as Rob Wooten registered a fly out to center off the bat of Cardullo.

The Seminoles would get the leadoff batter aboard to start the tenth as Holt singled through the right side of the infield. But the hit would be quickly erased as the Tar Heels turned their fourth double play of the game on a grounder off the bat of Stidham.

Florida State will continue its current eight-game road trip with a pair of mid-week contests in DeLand, Fla. against Stetson University beginning Tuesday, April 29. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Melching Field at Conrad Park. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as A-Sun TV and gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  0  1   0  3  1  5  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  1   0  1  1  0  4
Buster Posey            C         5  0  1   0  0  1  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 11  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  0  0   0  1  0  3  3
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ryan Strauss          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  0   0  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        3B        3  0  1   1  1  0  2  3
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  1  4   1  7  6 27 10
Opp                              30  2  3   2  3  3 30 18

E - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Delmonico (15)
2B - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2)
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      L (4-2)    9.0  2  2  2  1  3
John Gast                       0.0  1  0  0  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  2  2  3  3
Opp                  W         10.0  4  1  0  7  6


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Attendance: 3,218

FLORIDA STATE 13, STETSON 3
04/29/2008, DELAND, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Stetson 13-3.

The Seminoles capture their tenth straight win over the Hatters.

DELAND, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (36-7) registered its seventh consecutive non-conference victory with a 13-3 win over Stetson (19-27) Tuesday night in front of 2,751 at Melching Field, the eighth largest crowd in stadium history. The Seminoles reached the double-digit run plateau for the fourth straight game against the Hatters outscoring Stetson 60-9 during the stretch. The win was the tenth straight for Florida State in the series.

Five Seminoles recorded multiple hits in game one led by Tyler Holt and Jack Rye who collected four hits each. Holt doubled, hit three singles and walked once while setting a career-high with four runs scored. Rye followed with a double, three singles and a walk as the senior right fielder drove in three and scored once. Tony Delmonico went 3-for-5, while Stephen Cardullo made his fifth straight start at third and tied a career-high with two hits in five at-bats.

Buster Posey reached base on all five plate appearances walking in his first two at-bats. He followed with back-to-back home runs in the fourth and fifth inning and was hit by a pitch in the seventh. Posey also registered three RBIs and three runs scored.

The two round trippers marked Posey's third multi-home run game this season and the second time this year he has registered back-to-back home runs in consecutive at-bats. Dennis Guinn was the last Seminole to hit home runs in consecutive at-bats performing the feat against Virginia Tech on March 23, 2008. Posey was the last Seminole to hit two home runs in a game connecting on two in FSU's 21-2 win over Wake Forest.

In his seventh start of the season, Mike McGee worked six innings to improve to 6-1 on the year. The freshman right hander gave up two runs, all unearned, on six hits. He struck out four and walked just one in the win. McGee kept the Hatters scoreless until the sixth allowing just one runner to reach third base through the first five innings.

Tyler Everett worked the final three innings to pick up his second save of the season. The freshman right hander allowed a run on four hits as he posted a strikeout and walked a batter.

Florida State quickly got out of the gates with a three spot in the top of the first. The Seminoles took advantage of a pair of Hatter errors as two of the three runs scored in the inning were unearned. Holt led off the game with a single through the left side extending his streak of reaching base to all 43 games. He moved to second as Jason Stidham reached on a fielding error by the Stetson first baseman and came around to score on a throwing error by the Hatter catcher on a successful double steal by both Seminole base runners. Stidham scored two batters later on base hit to left by Rye, while Buster Posey, who drew a walk with nobody out, scored on a sacrifice fly by Delmonico to give the Seminoles a three-run advantage.

The Seminoles added two more runs in the second on just one hit to take a 5-0 lead. FSU registered four walks in the inning including two with two outs and the bases loaded. Rye and Guinn each drew RBI walks scoring Parker Brunelle and Holt, respectively. Brunelle got the nod at catcher on Tuesday night, his second start from behind the plate this season.

Buster Posey gave Florida State a 6-0 lead on a solo home run to begin the fourth. Making his first start of the season as the Seminole designated hitter, Posey took a 1-1 offering from Stetson reliever Brad Tressler and hit it out of the ballpark in dead center for his 12th round tripper of the season.

FSU scored three more times in the fifth to take a 9-0 lead. Left fielder Ruairi O'Connor led off the inning with a walk and moved to third on Holt's double to left center, his third hit of the game. Stidham scored O'Connor on a sacrifice fly to right as the sophomore second baseman lifted the ball to the wall just missing on his ninth home run of the season. Posey stepped in and connected on his second home run in as many at-bats blasting a two-run shot off the scoreboard in left.

The Seminoles made the score 11-0 in the sixth on an RBI single by Cardullo and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Brunelle. For the sixth consecutive inning, the leadoff batter reached for the Garnet and Gold as Delmonico laced the first pitch he saw from Tressler to left for his 13th double of the season. Cardullo drove home Delmonico on his single up the middle and scored on Brunelle's sac fly to left.

Stetson cut into the Seminole lead in the sixth taking advantage of one of three FSU errors in the game. Casey Frawley reached on a throwing error at short to start the inning and moved to third on a double down the right field line by Jeremy Cruz. Frawley scored one batter later on an RBI groundout by Aaron Crittenden. Following a Justin Bass strikeout, McGee unleashed a wild pitch to plate Cruz for the second Hatter run of the game. Both runs scored in the sixth were unearned.

The Hatters added one more run in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Jacob deGrom. The first two batters to come to the plate reached as Sean Emory and Jeff Simpson registered a double and single, respectively off reliever Tyler Everett. It was the third hit in as many at-bats for Emory as the freshman second baseman scored on deGrom's fly out to left.

FSU closed out the scoring with two additional runs in the ninth. Holt led off the inning with his fourth hit of the game on a single to right. He advanced to second on groundout by Nick Vickerson and came around to score on Rye's RBI double up the right field line. Rye scored a batter later on the fourth Stetson error of the ball game. Jack Posey lifted a fly ball to the infield which was misplayed by the Hatter shortstop allowing Rye to score.

Florida State and Stetson will square-off in game two of the mid-week series on Wednesday, April 30 at Melching Field. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m. Fans can catch all the action over the internet as A-Sun TV and gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  4  4   0  1  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  0   1  0  2  1  1
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     2  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Buster Posey            DH        2  3  2   3  2  0  0  0
  Nick Vickerson        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  4   3  1  1  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   1  1  0  7  1
  Jack Posey            1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  1  3   1  0  0  2  1
Stephen Cardullo        3B        5  1  2   1  0  0  0  3
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  1  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  1  0   1  1  0  6  0
Mike McGee              P                            1  3
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 13 16  11  7  5 27 12
Opp                              38  3 10   2  2  5 27  8

E - Opp-4, FSU-Tony Delmonico 2 (17), Stephen Cardullo (6)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (6), Jack Rye (9), Tony Delmonico (13)
HR - FSU-Buster Posey 2 (13)
HBP - FSU-Buster Posey (6)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (4), Tony Delmonico (4), Parker Brunelle (1)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (11), Jason Stidham (4)
CS - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (6-1)    6.0  6  2  0  1  4
Tyler Everett        Sv(2)      3.0  4  1  1  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  3  1  2  5
Opp                  L          9.0 16 13  9  7  5


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FLORIDA STATE 6, STETSON 3
04/30/2008, DELAND, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ninth-Inning Rally Gives FSU Season Sweep Of Stetson.

Dennis Guinn goes 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs in front of the hometown crowd.

DELAND, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (37-7) completed the season sweep of Stetson (19-28) with a 6-3 come-from-behind victory Wednesday night on Melching Field at Conrad Park. The Seminoles, who were held to just one run through the first eight innings, broke through with five runs in the top of the ninth to win their 11th straight game over the Hatters.

Mike McGee tied the game at three in the ninth with a two run shot over the right field wall for his fourth home run of the season. Tyler Holt scored all the way from second for the go ahead run with two outs as Travis Stortz kicked away a chopper off the bat of Jack Rye. Dennis Guinn capped off a four hit night as he hit a two-run double to left to give the Seminoles a three-run advantage.

"That was a big win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "They basically dominated us for eight innings and to come back like we did and score five runs is a big, big win for us."

After falling behind in the count on Stetson closer Robbie Elsemiller (2-4), McGee fouled off a couple pitches before taking a 1-2 pitch opposite field for the home run. Tommy Oravetz, who scored on the play, started the ninth inning rally with a single up the middle.

"He (Elsemiller) was tough to see, I really couldn't see the ball off of him," said McGee. "I fouled off the first couple. He left one out over the plate and I guess I hit it good."

Two batters later in the ninth, Holt was awarded first base as he was hit on the shoulder and took second on his 12th stolen base of the season. After a strikeout to Stephen Cardullo, Buster Posey was walked intentionally putting runners at first and second with two outs. Stetson went to the bullpen and brought on left hander Travis Stortz to face Jack Rye. Rye hit a chopper up the first base line which was kicked into foul ground by Stortz allowing Holt to score all the way from first. Following the second pitching change of the inning, Guinn stepped in and laced a double to left scoring Posey and Rye for a 6-3 lead.

"Mike McGee, what a big hit that was in the ninth," added Martin. "And of course Tyler using his speed to steal second and come in and score on a ball that was hit 80 feet. It was certainly an emotional win for us and one that we needed."

Guinn, a native of Haines City, Fla. and playing in front of the hometown crowd, went 4-for-5 on the evening with a double and three singles. He drove in three of the six runs while also posting 13 putouts. The four hits tied a career-high.

Oravetz finished the game with a pair of hits, while Posey went 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Ryan Strauss pitched the final two innings to pick up the victory and run his record to 6-0 on the year. Strauss kept the Hatters scoreless scattering just one hit over the eighth and ninth inning. He struck out one and didn't issue a walk in the win.

Strauss, along with Jimmy Marshall and John Gast, pitched well out of the bullpen for the Seminoles. Marshall and Gast combined for no runs on zero hits with two strikeouts and a walk.

"We struggled but were able to catch fire at the end," said Holt. "Mike McGee came up big for us, which was basically the spark we needed to get going. We also got some clutch pitching to help us to this victory tonight."

Stetson registered the first scoring chance for either team in game two as the Hatters loaded the bases with two outs in the third. The home team collected their first hit of the game on a double down the left field line by Jacob deGrom while sandwiching the hit with a pair of walks. FSU starter Bo O'Dell got out of the inning unscathed as the junior right hander induced an inning ending double play off the bat of Casey Frawley.

Andy Mauldin got the start for Stetson and worked the first three innings before giving way to the Hatter bullpen. In his second start this year against the Seminoles, the junior right hander kept FSU off the scoreboard allowing just one hit that on single to right by Oravetz.

The Hatters broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth on a three-run home run by Brian Pruitt. Pruitt took a 1-1 offering from O'Dell and connected on his first home run of the season over the wall in left center to give Stetson its first lead against the Seminoles in any of the four games played this year. Jeremy Cruz and Justin Bass each recorded a single before the home run from Pruitt.

O'Dell earned the no decision on Wednesday night allowing three runs on four hits in five innings of work. He struck out four and walked a career-high three batters.

Florida State got on the scoreboard in the sixth to cut the deficit to 3-1. The Seminole recorded three straight singles including an RBI base hit to center by Guinn to score Buster Posey. Posey started the one out rally with a bloop single to right and moved to third on Rye's single to left center. One batter later, Guinn drove in Posey for the first Seminole run of the game.

The Seminoles put runners at first and second with two outs in the eighth but couldn't push a run across the plate to keep the score at 3-1. Stephen Cardullo drew a leadoff walk off Jake Hitchcock to start the eighth. After two Stetson pitching changes, Elsemiller gave up a two out single to Guinn. One pitch later, the Hatters would get out of the inning as Elsemiller got Tony Delmonico to groundout to short to maintain the two-run Stetson advantage.

Florida State will hit the road for the final time in the 2008 regular season as the Seminoles travel to take on the Clemson Tigers for a three-game set beginning Saturday, May 3. First pitch for game one is slated for 7:00 p.m. Fans can watch the action on TV as all three games will be broadcasted live on FSN Saturday and CSS on Sunday (7:00 pm) and Monday (4:00 pm). Gametracker will also be available for the contest. The games can be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM on Saturday and Sunday and then 1270 the Team on Monday with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  1
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Buster Posey            C         3  2  1   0  2  0  7  1
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  0  4   3  0  0 13  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  0  0   0  0  0  2  6
Tommy Oravetz           DH-2B     4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  1  1   2  2  1  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B-2B     4  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  6  9   5  6  3 27 11
Opp                              30  3  5   3  4  7 27 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (18)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (14)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (4)
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (6)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (12), Jason Stidham (5), Buster Posey (5), Jack Rye (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell                       5.0  4  3  3  3  4
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  1  1
John Gast                       1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Ryan Strauss         W (6-0)    2.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  3  3  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0  9  6  3  6  3


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FLORIDA STATE 9, CLEMSON 8
05/03/2008, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Slips Past Clemson 9-8 In 10 Innings.

The Seminoles score all nine runs in the final three innings.

CLEMSON, SC - Third-ranked Florida State (38-7, 20-5 ACC) scored all nine of its runs in the final three innings including four in the tenth to cap off a 9-8 victory over Clemson (24-21-1, 10-14-1) Saturday evening in game one of a three game set. The win snapped a four-game losing streak to the Tigers at Doug Kingsmore Field as it was the first FSU win at Clemson since May 2, 2004.

Florida State moved to 11-2 in one-run games and 4-1 in extra innings. Eleven of the 13 one-run games have occurred against ACC teams while four have resulted in walk-off victories.

"It was a great win, a great win," said head coach Mike Martin. "D.J. Mitchell was just cruising, he pitched a great game. But we kept fighting, kept our poise and got it done. It was a good win for us."

After being held scoreless on just four hits through the first seven innings, Florida State erupted for nine runs on 11 hits in the eighth, ninth and tenth innings. The first four Seminoles to come to the plate in the tenth recorded a hit including an RBI double off the wall to dead center by Dennis Guinn and an RBI single by Tony Delmonico. Jack Rye led off the inning singling to left center and came all the way around to score on Guinn's 15th two-bagger of the season.

Delmonico would score the third run of the inning on a strikeout, throw out at second. A single by pinch hitter Ohmed Danesh moved Delmonico to third and after a strikeout by Mike McGee, Danesh was thrown out trying to steal second. Delmonico came charging home on the play and just slid safely ahead of the tag. With two outs, Stuart Tapley drew a four pitch walk and advanced 90 feet on a base hit by Tyler Holt. The eventual game-winning run came a play later as Jason Stidham lofted a pop up to Matt Sanders at third. The Tiger third baseman couldn't handle the ball as it tipped off his glove allowing Tapley to score from second making the score 9-5.

Tapley finished the game reaching base on all five plate appearances. He was a perfect 2-for-2 with two walks and a hit-by-pitch. He scored three times and drove in a run. Rye was 3-for-4 with a double and two singles, while Holt and Stidham each collected a pair of hits.

The Tigers would not go quietly scoring three more runs in the bottom of the tenth on a homer by Kyle Parker to make it a one-run ball game. The Seminoles went to the pen and brought on Buster Posey for his first relief appearance since April 2. The junior right hander gave up a double to Ben Paulsen but settled down getting Doug Hogan looking on strikes for out number two. After Wilson Boyd drew a walk, Posey got Stan Widmann to line out to Tapley at third for the final out and his fifth save of the season.

"That's the great thing about this team," said Guinn on the Seminoles registering the come-from-behind victory Saturday night. "We play to the ninth inning just like the other night against Stetson when we were down 3-1 and Mike McGee comes through with a big knock. But credit Clemson they fought all night long. D.J. Mitchell threw the ball real well and we just never gave up."

Ryan Strauss (7-0) earned the win as the senior right hander gave up five runs on five hits with two walks. All five runs scored by the Tigers came courtesy of the long ball on a two-run shot in the ninth and a three-run homer in the tenth.

Clemson threatened in the bottom of the second after Hogan led off the inning with a walk and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Boyd. With one out, Widmann stood in the box and laced a hard hit ball to left but Mike McGee made an outstanding diving catch to save a run and keep the game scoreless.

The Tigers struck first in the fourth on a two-out RBI single by J.D. Burgess to take a 1-0 lead. FSU starter Matt Fairel was on his way for his first 1-2-3 inning of the game, but the Winter Haven, Fla., native plunked Widmann with a 2-1 offering. Clemson would register its first hit of the game off Fairel on a single to left by Sanders. One batter later, Burgess laced a single to left center scoring Widmann for the one-run lead.

Clemson pushed its lead to 2-0 on a solo home run by Boyd to leadoff the bottom of the sixth. The Tiger center fielder deposited a 1-1 offering from Fairel over the fence in right center for his eighth round tripper of the season. It was just the third home run given up by Fairel in 11 starts this year.

Clemson added to its lead in the seventh on an RBI triple by Hogan. The Tiger catcher took an inside pitch from Fairel and went opposite field hitting the ball just inside the right field foul line for his second triple of the season. Kyle Parker, who drew a walk in the inning, scored on the play to give Clemson a 3-0 lead.

The Seminoles managed just four hits off Tiger starter D.J. Mitchell through the first seven innings before finally generating some offense in the eighth. Tapley started the rally as he was hit on the arm on the first pitch he saw from the junior right hander. Holt followed with a single through the left side of the infield to extend his streak of reaching base to all 45 games. Stidham then stepped in and laced a double to left center scoring Tapley and Holt to cut the deficit to one.

Mitchell's night would come to close after the hit by Stidham as the Tigers brought on lefty Ryan Hinson. Hinson gave up a single to center to Buster Posey as the Seminole catcher advanced to second on the play as the throw from the outfield went to the plate. After a strikeout to Rye, the Tigers went to the bullpen once again bringing on closer Matt Vaughn.

With Dennis Guinn at the plate, Vaughn unleashed a wild pitch scoring Stidham to tie the game at three.

Mitchell finished the evening going seven plus innings allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out six and walked three in earning a no decision.

Fairel's night came to a close after seven innings of work as the sophomore southpaw also gave up three runs on six hits. He struck out seven and issued a career-high five walks in the no decision.

Jimmy Marshall pitched a scoreless eighth as he registered a walk and a strikeout on 16 pitches.

FSU grabbed its first lead of the game in the ninth on a pair of RBI singles by Tapley and Stidham. As was the case against Stetson on Wednesday night, Tommy Oravetz got things started with a single up the middle. Luke Smierciak came on as a pinch runner for Oravetz and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by McGee. Tapley gave the Seminoles their first lead ripping an RBI single to center plating Smierciak. After a groundout by Holt advanced Tapley to second, the freshman third baseman scored a batter later on a sharp single to center by Stidham to give FSU a 5-3 lead.

The lead was short lived as Clemson roared back in the bottom half of the ninth to tie the game with a two-out two-run home run by Hogan. Strauss came in looking for his fifth save of the season but Hogan had other ideas blasting a pitch out of the park to left for his 11th homer of the season. It was the first blown save by the Seminole bullpen this year in 12 opportunities.

Florida State and Clemson will return to the diamond on Sunday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on CSS while gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        6  1  2   0  0  1  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  2   3  1  1  1  3
Buster Posey            C-P       5  0  1   0  0  2  8  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  3   0  1  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  1   1  0  1 11  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  3  2   1  2  0  3  1
Matt Fairel             P                            0  2
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40  9 15   6  4  8 30  9
Opp                              40  8 12   8  9  9 30 19

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (7), Jack Rye (10), Dennis Guinn (15)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-3
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (5), Stuart Tapley (5)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (2)
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (6), Ohmed Danesh (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel                     7.0  6  3  3  5  7
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Ryan Strauss         W (7-0)    1.1  5  5  5  2  0
Buster Posey         Sv(5)      0.2  1  0  0  1  1
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FSU                            10.0 12  8  8  9  9
Opp                  L         10.0 15  9  8  4  8


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FLORIDA STATE 13, CLEMSON 4
05/04/2008, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Four Home Runs Lift FSU To 13-4 Victory Over Clemson.

The Seminoles win two games in Clemson for the first time since 2004.

CLEMSON, SC - Third-ranked Florida State (39-7, 21-5 ACC) captured its second straight win over Clemson (24-22-1, 10-15-1) with a 13-4 victory Saturday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. FSU pounded out 17 hits including eight for extra bases on four home runs, three doubles and a triple. Eleven different Seminoles registered a base hit while the 13 runs were the most scored on the Tigers in the series since a 20-5 Florida State victory in Tallahassee back on April 5, 1997.

Florida State scored in six of the nine innings while nine of the 13 runs scored in game two came on two outs. It was the fifth time this year that the Seminole offense has hit at least four home runs in a game. The last four home run game came in the curfew shorten 7 inning thriller against the Hurricanes.

Five Seminoles collected multiple RBIs in game two while Tony Delmonico and Stuart Tapley led all hitters with three hits apiece. Delmonico finished the game with a team-high three RBIs. Tapley went 3-for-4 in the ball game with a pair of singles and a two-run homer in the second. He has reached base in eight of his nine plate appearances in the series.

Also connecting on home runs in game two were Jason Stidham (fourth inning), Dennis Guinn (seventh inning) and Buster Posey (eighth inning). All four home runs were two-run shots while three of the four came on two outs.

Jack Rye had a perfect night at the plate going 2-for-2 with a pair of singles while reaching base in all four plate appearances.

FSU starting pitcher Elih Villanueva once again came through with another solid effort working seven innings allowing just one run on six hits. He struck out five and walked two as the junior right hander snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 5-2 on the year.

Villanueva followed last week's heartbreak loss to North Carolina with a gem against the Tigers in game two. After giving up a run in the first, the Miami, Fla., native blanked Clemson over the next six innings allowing just two hits after the second. He allowed just two runners to reach second after the first inning.

On the first pitch of the game, Tyler Holt extended his streak of reaching base to 46 straight games tripling to the gap in right center. It marked the second three bagger of the season for the freshman center fielder. But Holt would be stranded at third as Graham Stoneburner (5-3) got a line out and an infield pop up to Stidham and Posey, respectively and then picked off Jack Rye at first after Rye registered a bunt single.

Clemson jumped out to quick lead on a two-out RBI single by Ben Paulsen in the bottom of the first. Kyle Parker began the two out rally lofting a fly ball to right center for his tenth double of the season. Rye made a diving attempt on the play as the ball glanced off his out stretched glove and fell in for a hit. A batter later, Paulsen took the first pitch he saw and sent it to left scoring Parker for an early 1-0 lead. A Seminole error kept the inning alive for the Tigers, but Villanueva was able to get out of the inning without further damage getting Doug Hogan to pop up to first for the third out.

The Seminoles countered with three runs in the top of the second all on two outs to take a two-run advantage. Designated hitter Tommy Oravetz drew a four pitch walk and scored on a double to the wall in right by Mike McGee. Next batter Tapley took a 1-2 offering from Stoneburner and hit just inside the right field foul pole for his fourth home run of the season. The two-run shot was Tapley's first round tripper since going yard against the Florida Gators in Jacksonville on April 1.

FSU increased its lead to 5-1 with a pair of runs in the third. The Garnet and Gold loaded the bases on a single up the middle by Posey sandwiched between two walks by Stidham and Rye. After a fielder's groundout by Guinn erased Stidham at the plate for out number one, Delmonico laced a single back up the middle plating Posey and Rye.

For the third straight inning, FSU scored with two outs as Stidham unloaded on a two-run shot for his ninth home run of the season. The sophomore second baseman hit a Stoneburner offering off the roof of the Clemson batting cages in right center to increase the Seminole lead to 7-1 in the fourth. Holt drew a walk in the inning and scored on the round tripper.

Stoneburner's night would come to an end after four innings as the freshman right hander allowed seven run on seven hits and four walks.

In the fifth, the Seminoles added to their lead on an RBI double by Oravetz. Delmonico drew a two-out walk from Tiger reliever Craig Gullickson and came around to score as Oravetz ripped a double off the fence in right center giving FSU an 8-1 advantage.

Florida State once again went long ball in the seventh to take a commanding 10-1 lead. Rye led off the inning with a single up the middle and scored a batter later on Guinn's 13th home run of the season. The round tripper tied Guinn with Posey for the team lead.

FSU increased its lead to 13-1 with three more runs in the eighth. All three runs were scored on two outs. Posey retook the team lead in home runs on a two-run shot for his 14th of the season. The junior catcher went opposite field sending a 1-2 offering from Gullickson over the fence in right center. Pinch hitter Luke Smierciak followed with a double to right center and moved to third on a single by pinch hitter Jack Posey. He would score a batter later on a base hit through the left side of the infield by Delmonico, his third RBI of the evening.

Tyler Everett pitched the eighth and ninth giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits. He walked two and struck two. The freshman right hander allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in the eighth but he also registered back-to-back strikeouts in the inning.

Florida State and Clemson will return to the diamond for the third and final game of the three game series on Monday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on CSS while gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with Tom Block providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  2  1   2  1  0  4  4
Buster Posey            C         5  2  2   2  0  0  5  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  2  2   0  1  0  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-RF     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  1   2  0  0  5  0
  Jack Posey            PH-1B     1  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  3   3  1  0  2  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              LF-CF     5  1  1   1  0  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  3   2  0  0  1  0
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 13 17  13  6  2 27  7
Opp                              36  4 10   4  4  7 27 18

E - FSU-Dennis Guinn (8), Jack Posey (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Luke Smierciak (3), Tommy Oravetz (11), Mike McGee (7)
3B - FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
HR - FSU-Jason Stidham (9), Buster Posey (14), Dennis Guinn (13), Stuart Tapley (4)
HBP - FSU-Jack Rye (2)
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye 2 (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      W (5-2)    7.0  6  1  1  2  5
Tyler Everett                   2.0  4  3  2  2  2
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FSU                             9.0 10  4  3  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0 17 13 13  6  2


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FLORIDA STATE 4, CLEMSON 2
05/05/2008, CLEMSON, SC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Sweeps Series With 4-2 Victory Over Clemson.

The Seminoles claim their second straight Atlantic Division Title with the win.

CLEMSON, SC - Third-ranked Florida State (40-7, 22-5 ACC) claimed just its second road sweep over Clemson (24-23-1, 10-16-1), and fourth all-time since joining the ACC, with a 4-2 victory Monday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Seminoles improved to 16-3 in games decided by two runs or less, while the sweep avenged last year's series loss at home to the Tigers. With the win, the Seminoles also captured their second straight Atlantic Division title.

"You don't even expect to come up here and do this," explained head coach Mike Martin on completing the sweep of Clemson on Monday. "It was a credit to our ball club. No question the win on Saturday night was a momentum lift for our club being in the situation that we were in. Doing what we did showed a lot of character and I'm very proud of this baseball team."

Freshman Geoff Parker (5-1) turned in an outstanding effort on the mound in the series finale working 7.2 innings allowing two runs on eight hits. He kept the Tigers off the scoreboard for the first seven innings before Clemson cut into the Seminole lead with a pair in the eighth. Parker registered six innings in which he faced just four batters. He induced a pair of groundball double plays in the fourth and fifth innings including a four pitch inning in the fourth.

"It felt good," said Parker on picking up the win against Clemson. "I was hitting my spots and throwing my pitches where I needed to throw them. It was definitely one of the best performances that I have had so far this year."

Jack Rye went 2-for-5 in game three with a pair of RBIs and a runs scored. He notched his fourth home run in the third, while Dennis Guinn collected his 14th round tripper with a solo shot in the seventh.

Buster Posey finished the game with three hits registering a hit in his first three plate appearances. Tyler Holt extended his streak of reaching base to all 47 games as he drew a one out walk in the fourth. The freshman centerfielder also added two sacrifices bringing his season total to 10. Tony Delmonico and Mike McGee each collected two hits in Monday's victory.

Florida State loaded the bases with one out on three consecutive singles by Stidham, Posey and Rye in the top of the first. But the Seminoles would come up empty handed as Clemson starter Trey Delk (1-1) got a pair of fly outs to keep the game scoreless.

The Seminoles got a run in the second to take an early 1-0 lead. Tommy Oravetz and McGee registered back-to-back hits on a single and a double down the right field line, respectively to kick start the inning. Two batters later Holt sent a sacrifice fly to right scoring Oravetz for the first run of the ball game.

Like Florida State in the first, Clemson loaded the bases in the bottom of the second but couldn't push a run across. After registering the first two outs of the inning on a fly out and a fielder's choice groundout, the Tigers collected a single to left center and a walk before Parker induced a groundout to second by Mike Freeman to end the inning.

The Garnet and Gold added two more runs in the third on a two-run homer to right by Rye. Posey led off the inning with his second hit of the game on a single through the left side of the infield and scored on Rye's fourth round tripper of the season. The senior right fielder took a 2-0 offering from Delk and deposited the ball into the 'Cajun Cafe' bleachers located beyond the right field fence for a 3-0 Seminole advantage.

Guinn gave the Seminoles a four-run lead in the seventh on a two-out solo shot to left. The senior first baseman hit a line drove out to left on a 1-2 pitch from Casey Harman for his 14th round tripper of the season, tying him with Buster Posey for the team lead.

Clemson broke through with two runs in the bottom of the eighth to cut the Seminole lead in half. Hogan hit a two out, two-run single to left scoring Jeff Schaus and Ben Paulsen. The hit would close the book on Parker, who kept the Tigers scoreless over seven innings of work.

Jimmy Marshall entered out of the bullpen and got Chris Epps on a fly out to center to end the inning. Marshall would return to pitch the ninth and after giving up an infield single to short, got pinch hitter John Hinson to ground into a double play before getting Freeman out on strikes to end the game. It was career save number two for the junior right hander.

Florida State returns home for the final eight games of the regular season beginning Wednesday, May 7 against Jacksonville. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m. on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Fans can watch the game live over the internet on ACC Select while gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  0  0   1  1  1  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  0  1   0  0  2  2  7
Buster Posey            C         5  1  3   0  0  0  4  1
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  2   2  0  1  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  1   1  0  1 12  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  2   0  0  0  3  3
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  2   0  0  1  3  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  0   0  1  2  0  0
Geoff Parker            P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  4 12   4  3  9 27 13
Opp                              34  2  9   2  3  5 27  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (19)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (8)
HR - FSU-Jack Rye (4), Dennis Guinn (14)
SH - FSU-Tyler Holt (7)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (3)
SB - FSU-Mike McGee (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         W (5-1)    7.2  8  2  2  3  4
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(2)      1.1  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  3  5
Opp                  L          9.0 12  4  4  3  9


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JACKSONVILLE 7, FLORIDA STATE 6
05/07/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Jacksonville Trips Up Florida State 7-6.

The loss snaps the Seminoles' 25-game win streak over the Dolphins at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Streaks are made to be broken and on Wednesday night it happened inside Dick Howser Stadium. Jacksonville (25-24) scored three runs in the top of the eighth and held on to upset third-ranked Florida State (40-8) 7-6. The loss snapped the Seminoles' 25-game win streak over the Dolphins at home as the last JU victory in Tallahassee came on May 1, 1991. Florida State fell to 11-3 in one-run games following Wednesday night's defeat.

"Well, it was a ballgame that undoubtedly we played tired," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was one of those games that we were definitely outplayed. You have to give Jacksonville a lot of credit. They made the plays when they had to. We just didn't play the kind of baseball that we have played. But it was like I told the guys, if they played the next 48 ball games 40-8, I'll take 80-16."

Florida State trailed by as many as four after the first three innings as the Dolphins scored three in the second and then capitalized on a Seminole error in the third to take a 4-0 lead. Catcher Brad Simmons gave Jacksonville its first lead of the game on a two-run blast over the fence in right for his second round tripper of the season. Thomas Myers would add a third run in the second scoring on a wild pitch by FSU starter Mike McGee after reaching base on a walk.

In the third, the Dolphins took a 4-0 lead taking advantage of the first Seminole error the game.

The lead was quickly erased as the Seminoles battled back with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and two more in the sixth. Jack Rye registered the first FSU run of the game with an RBI single to right scoring Jason Stidham who reached on an infield single to second.

Tyler Holt cut the deficit to one with a two-run single in the fifth. With one out, Ohmed Danesh laced a single to right center and moved to third on a single to left by Stuart Tapley. Tapley took second on the play as the throw from left field went to third. One batter later, Holt knocked a single back up the middle scoring Danesh and Tapley to make the score 4-3 in favor of Jacksonville. The base hit extended Holt's streak of reaching base to all 48 games.

Both starting pitchers would leave with a no decision after five innings of work. McGee allowed four runs, three earned, on four hits. He walked four and struck out three. JU's Carson Andrew gave up three run on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

John Gast posted career-highs in innings pitched and strikeouts as the freshman southpaw worked two scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and a walk while striking out four.

The Seminoles grabbed their first lead of the ball game with two runs in the sixth to take a 5-4 advantage. Dennis Guinn and Tony Delmonico led off the inning with back-to-back hits. Guinn reached on an infield single to short and moved to third as Delmonico laced a single down the left field line. The throw from left fielder Kyle Fleming bounded off the glove of Dolphin second baseman Tony Bernazard allowing enough time for Guinn to score and Delmonico to advance to second. Two batters later Danesh came through with a triple to left center plating Delmonico for a one-run lead.

Jacksonville would counter with three runs in the eighth to take the lead for good. Bernazard singled up the middle off reliever Jimmy Marshall and with Kevin Ferreira at the plate successfully stole second and came around to score on back-to-back throwing errors. Bernazard moved to third as the throw from Buster Posey short hopped Stidham at second and trickled into center field. Tyler Holt, backing up on the play, came up firing to third but the ball kicked off the foot of Bernazard and went into the Dolphin dugout allowing him to score.

After a strikeout of Ferreira, Marshall issued three straight walks before Martin went to the pen bringing on Ryan Strauss. On the first batter that he faced, the senior right hander gave up a single to Simmons plating Matt Lopez and Matt Dobbins as Jacksonville reclaimed the lead at 7-5.

Simmons finished the game 3-for-3 with two walks. He collected four RBIs on a pair of singles and a home run.

FSU came within one of the lead in the eighth as Delmonico scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Tapley.

The Seminoles would get a runner on in the ninth as Stidham led off the inning with a single to left. Matt Loosen entered and got the final three outs on a double play groundout and a fly out to left for his second save of the season.

"Let's give Jacksonville a lot of credit," added Martin. "They deserved to win the game. They got it done with the game on the line. We did some things that were uncharacteristic but maybe they made us do things that were uncharacteristic. I take my hat off to Terry Alexander and the Dolphins. They did a good job."

Jacksonville's Tim Brown got the win improving to 3-4 on the year. Brown worked 2.2 innings allowing just one run on two hits. He walked three and struck out one. Marshall was credited with the loss falling to 4-2.

Danesh, Stidham and Delmonico each finished with two hits, while Holt led the team with two RBIs.

Florida State will continue its current home stand with four games against Savannah State beginning Friday, May 9 at 6:00 pm. Fans can watch Friday and Sunday's game live over the internet on ACC Select while Sun Sports will broadcast the game live on Saturday and Monday. Gametracker will be available for all four contests. Friday and Monday's game can be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with 100.7 FM carrying the games on Saturday and Sunday. Tom Block will be on hand to provide all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  1   2  1  0  4  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  2   0  1  0  3  1
Buster Posey            C         4  0  0   0  0  2  9  1
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  1   1  2  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  1   0  0  1  5  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  2  2   0  0  0  1  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  1  2   1  0  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  1   1  0  1  1  0
Mike McGee              P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
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FSU                              33  6 10   5  5  6 27  4
Opp                              35  7  9   5  8 10 27 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Buster Posey (7), Tony Delmonico (20)
2B - FSU-Tony Delmonico (14)
3B - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (7)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1)
SF - FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (8)
CS - FSU-Jack Rye (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Mike McGee                      5.0  4  4  3  4  3
John Gast                       2.0  2  0  0  1  4
Jimmy Marshall       L (4-2)    0.2  1  3  2  3  1
Ryan Strauss                    1.1  2  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  9  7  5  8 10
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FLORIDA STATE 23, SAVANNAH STATE 4
05/09/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Powers Past Savannah State 23-4.

The Seminoles register a season-high in runs in the first of a four-game set.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (41-8) registered a season-high for runs in a game with a 23-4 victory over Savannah State (20-22) Friday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles reached the 20-hit plateau for the third time this season while nine of their 20 hits went for extra bases including five home runs. It marked the 19th time this season the Garnet and Gold hit multiple home runs in a game and the third time with at least five round trippers.

Jack Rye, Buster Posey, Mike McGee, Stephen Cardullo and Ruairi O'Connor each connected on a home run in the game one victory.

In a game called after seven innings due to the run-rule, FSU scored a run in every inning that they came to the plate. All nine starters recorded a hit led by McGee who went a perfect 3-for-3 with two singles and his fifth home run of the season in the fourth.

Rye continued his hot hitting going 2-for-2 with a run and three RBIs. The senior right fielder blasted his fifth round tripper of the season in the second, a two-run shot over the fence in right center. Rye raised his average to .414 on the year.

Posey, who got his second start of the season as the Seminole designated hitter, was perfect from the plate in three appearances. After drawing a walk in the first, he doubled down the line in left in the second and then blasted his second career grand slam taking a 0-2 offering from Savannah State starting pitcher Michael Allegretti (7-4) over the wall in left center. It was Posey's team leading 15th homer of the year.

The slam was the second hit by a Seminole this year as Tony Delmonico connected on his first career grand slam in the series finale at Boston College back on April 12.

Tyler Holt singled up the middle to lead off the bottom of the first extending his streak of reaching base to all 49 games. It was the 24th time this year that the freshman center fielder has reached base in his first at-bat.

Making his third start of the season at catcher, Parker Brunelle recorded a pair of hits in five at-bats. He set career-highs for at-bats, hits and runs scored (2) and tied a career-high with two RBIs.

Stuart Tapley also collected two hits on Friday with singles in back-to-back at-bats. He also scored twice and drove in a run.

Cardullo hit his second home run of the season in the fifth with a two-run shot to left. The sophomore third baseman finished the game tying career-highs for hits (2), runs (2) and RBIs (3). O'Connor then hit the final Seminole long ball of the evening with a solo shot to left field to start the sixth. It was home run number two on the year for O'Connor. Trent Jarvis made his collegiate debut at the plate with two at-bats in game one and recorded his first career RBI on a groundout in the sixth.

After giving up a run and two hits in the first inning, Matt Fairel blanked the Tigers the rest of the way pushing his record to 9-1 on the year. The sophomore southpaw struck out the side in the first and finished the game with eight. At one stretch, Fairel retired 13 straight batters before hitting David Washington with a pitch in the fifth.

Ben Francis and Tyler Everett each worked an inning in relief. Francis allowed three runs on three hits including a two-run shot off the bat of first baseman Matt Nowacki, his second of the year. Everett worked a perfect seventh facing just three batters as he recorded a strikeout.

The 23 runs were the most scored by the Seminoles since a 27-3 victory at Wake Forest back on May 21, 2004.

Florida State and Savannah State will return to the diamond for game two on Saturday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m. Fans can watch the second game live on Sun Sports, while gametracker will also be available for the contest. For fans outside the Florida viewing area, the game will be shown via satellite on DIRECTV channel 635 and DISH Network channel 446. The game will be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Tom Block bringing you all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        1  2  1   0  2  0  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-CF     1  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  0  0   1  2  0  0  1
Buster Posey            DH        2  3  2   4  1  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Trent Jarvis          PH-DH     2  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  1  2   3  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     3  1  1   2  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  1   1  0  0  5  1
  Jack Posey            PH-1B     2  1  0   0  1  1  5  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        2  1  1   2  1  1  0  2
  Nick Vickerson        SS        1  2  1   0  1  0  0  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  2  2   1  0  0  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      3B        2  2  2   3  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        3  2  3   1  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         5  2  2   2  0  0  7  3
Matt Fairel             P                            1  1
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  1
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FSU                              38 23 20  21 11  3 21 10
Opp                              26  4  5   4  2 10 18  9

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Jason Stidham (8), Buster Posey (18), Stephen Cardullo (4)
3B - FSU-Tony Delmonico (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (15), Jack Rye (5), Ruairi O'Connor (2), Stephen Cardullo (2), Mike McGee (5)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Jack Rye (3)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (9-1)    5.0  2  1  1  2  8
Ben Francis                     1.0  3  3  3  0  1
Tyler Everett                   1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  5  4  4  2 10
Opp                  L          6.0 20 23 22 11  3


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,191

FLORIDA STATE 19, SAVANNAH STATE 2
05/10/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Cruises To 19-2 Victory Over Savannah State.

Freshman Stuart Tapley ties a career-high with four hits on Saturday night.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (42-8) defeated Savannah State (20-23) 19-2 in game two of a four-game set Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles pounded out 18 hits reaching double-digits for the sixth straight game and for the 39th time this season. The Garnet and Gold batted around in back-to-back innings in the second and third en route to a combined 16 runs in a game called after seven innings due to the run-rule.

Florida State recorded seven extra base hits including three home runs to run the team season total to 75 on the year. Dennis Guinn connected on a two-run shot in the second, his 15th of the year, tying him with Buster Posey for the team lead. Tony Delmonico and Ohmed Danesh were responsible for the other two home runs in the game. It marked the 20th time this season the Garnet and Gold hit multiple home runs in a game.

Guinn and Delmonico hit back-to-back home runs in the second marking the fifth time this year that a pair of Florida State batters have hit home runs in consecutive at-bats. Both round trippers came with two outs in the second as Guinn's was a two-run shot to right center while Delmonico's was a solo shot over the wall in left center.

Freshman Stuart Tapley got his second start of the season at the designated hitter position and went a perfect 4-for-4 to tie a career-high. The Orlando, Fla., native registered a pair of doubles and two singles with an RBI and two runs scored. Stephen Cardullo set a career-high with three hits as the sophomore third baseman drove in two and scored once.

Delmonico, Buster Posey and Guinn finished the game with two hits a piece. Posey went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs as the junior catcher raised his average to .463. Guinn also scored three times and knocked in two runs, while Delmonico drove in three and scored twice.

Tyler Holt recorded a hit in the third to push his streak of reaching base to all 50 games. The freshman centerfielder finished the game with two runs scored and an RBI.

Elih Villanueva recorded his second straight win pushing his record to 6-2 on the year. The junior right hander went five innings allowing just one run on three hits. He tied a career-high with nine strikeouts and did not issue a walk for the first time in 12 starts.

Trent Jarvis and Jimmy Marshall each pitched an inning in relief in game two. Jarvis gave up a run on a walk while Marshall kept the Tigers off the scoreboard after facing four batters. He recorded a pair of strikeouts and allowed a hit.

Savannah State ran out to an early lead on Saturday night as Alford Arnold hit his third home run of the season over the fence in right center to leadoff the top of the second. The Tigers added one more in the sixth as David Washington started the inning with a walk and stole second and third before coming around to score on an errant throw by catcher Parker Brunelle.

Tiger starter Robert Ramsdale (5-5) got the loss lasting just three innings.

Florida State and Savannah State will return to the diamond for game three on Sunday, May 11 on Mother's Day at the ballpark. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m. Fans can catch the game live over the internet on ACC Select, while gametracker will also be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Tom Block bringing you all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-CF     1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         2B        1  1  0   0  0  1  1  0
Buster Posey            C         3  2  2   3  1  0  8  0
  Ryan Strauss          PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        0  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  3  2   2  0  0  3  0
  Jack Posey            1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        2  2  2   3  0  0  1  1
  Nick Vickerson        SS        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  2  1   2  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        2  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           DH        4  2  4   1  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        3B        4  1  3   2  0  1  0  3
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  3
  Trent Jarvis          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33 19 18  16  8  3 21  7
Opp                              24  2  4   1  1 11 18  7

E - Opp-4, FSU-Parker Brunelle (1), Stephen Cardullo (7)
2B - FSU-Buster Posey (19), Tony Delmonico (15), Stuart Tapley 2 (10)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dennis Guinn (15), Tony Delmonico (7), Ohmed Danesh (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (6)
SF - FSU-Tony Delmonico (5)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      W (6-2)    5.0  3  1  1  0  9
Trent Jarvis                    1.0  0  1  1  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  2  2  1 11
Opp                  L          6.0 18 19 19  8  3


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SAVANNAH STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,365

FLORIDA STATE 24, SAVANNAH STATE 4
05/11/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Savannah State 24-4.

The Seminoles score in every inning on Sunday extending their streak to 11 straight.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (43-8) rolled to its third straight victory over Savannah State (20-24) with a 24-4 win on Mother's Day at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles tied a season-high with 21 hits including nine for extra bases in a game called after seven innings due to the run-rule. FSU registered four more home runs in game three bringing the series total to 12.

Florida State scored in every inning in game three and has posted a run in 17 of the 18 innings in which they have made an appearance at the plate. Freshman Stuart Tapley became the second Seminole to record six RBIs in a game this year knocking in all six runs in his first two plate appearances on Sunday. The Orlando, Fla., native hit back-to-back home runs in his two at-bats including his first career grand slam in the bottom of the second. Tapley took a 2-1 offering from Tiger starter Matt Oglesby (1-4) and hit it over the fence in straight away center field. He hit his first round tripper of the game over the wall in left center in the first. Tapley has reached base in seven straight at-bats and in nine of 10 appearances at the plate in the series. He is hitting .889 in the first three games.

The last Seminole with six RBIs in a game was Mike McGee versus Stetson back on March 26, 2008.

Buster and Jack Posey led all hitters with three hits a piece. Buster went 3-for-3 with his 20th double of the season and a pair of singles. He scored three times and collected an RBI. Jack registered three singles and two RBIs.

Luke Smierciak, Jack Rye and Parker Brunelle each recorded three RBIs in the win. Smierciak cleared the bases in the fourth with a three-run triple off the wall in right. He also singled in the third.

Rye hit his second home run of the series with a three-run shot in the first to put the Seminoles on the scoreboard for the first time on Sunday. He was also hit by a pitch and scored twice.

Brunelle, making his fourth career start behind the plate, established a career-high with three RBIs. The freshman catcher went 1-for-3 with three RBIs. He hit a sacrifice fly in the third and a two-run single in the fifth.

Tommy Oravetz connected on his fourth home run of the season as he led off the top of the sixth with a solo shot to right.

Tyler Holt extended his streak of reaching base to 51 games lacing a two-run double off the wall in right center in the second.

Jimmy Marshall made a pinch hit appearance in the sixth and registered a double to the gap in right center. It was Marshall's first career double and second hit of the season.

Geoff Parker (6-1) won for the third straight outing as the freshman right hander went four innings in picking up the victory in a controlled start. Parker finished the game giving up three runs on five hits. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.

John Gast, Ryan Vigue and Ryan Strauss each pitched an inning in relief. Gast allowed two hits and struck out two in the fifth. Vigue gave up a run on a hit in the sixth, but the run was unearned. Strauss worked around a single in the seventh and struck out the side.

The four Seminole pitchers did not issue a walk on Sunday for the first time in exactly one year. Ironically on this same date last year, FSU failed to walk an opposing batter in an 11-1 victory over Clemson.

Florida State and Savannah State will return to the diamond for the fourth and final game of the series on Monday, May 12 at Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch is slated for 4:06 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on Sun Sports, while gametracker will also be available for the contest. For fans outside the Florida viewing area, the game will be shown via satellite on DIRECTV channel 635 and DISH Network channel 449. The game will be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with Tom Block bringing you all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   2  0  0  1  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-CF     3  0  2   3  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  1
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     2  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
Buster Posey            DH        3  3  3   1  1  0  0  0
  Matt Fairel           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  2  1   3  0  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     3  2  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  1  1   0  0  0  4  1
  Jack Posey            1B        3  1  3   2  0  0  1  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        2  3  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Nick Vickerson        PH-SS     3  2  1   1  0  0  0  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  2  2   6  1  0  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     2  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        1  1  1   0  2  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          LF        1  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  1  1   3  1  0 10  2
Geoff Parker            P                            1  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 24 21  24  8  1 21  6
Opp                              29  4  9   2  0 11 18  7

E - Opp-4, FSU-Nick Vickerson (2)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (7), Buster Posey (20), Jimmy Marshall (1), Ruairi O'Connor (3)
3B - FSU-Luke Smierciak (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (4), Jack Rye (6), Stuart Tapley 2 (6)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Jack Rye (3), Tony Delmonico (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Parker Brunelle (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         W (6-1)    4.0  5  3  3  0  6
John Gast                       1.0  2  0  0  0  2
Ryan Vigue                      1.0  1  1  0  0  0
Ryan Strauss                    1.0  1  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  9  4  3  0 11
Opp                  L          6.0 21 24 14  8  1


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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 3,988

FLORIDA STATE 10, SAVANNAH STATE 0
05/12/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Posey Plays All Nine Positions As FSU Completes Sweep Of Savannah State.

The Seminoles outscore the Tigers 76-10 in the four games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Baseball fans witnessed history on Monday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium as junior Buster Posey played all nine fielding positions in Florida State's 10-0 victory over Savannah State. The win completed the four-game sweep of the Tigers as fourth-ranked FSU (44-8) outscored Savannah State (20-25) 76-10 in the series.

Posey became just the fourth Seminole in the Mike Martin era to play all nine positions in a game joining Mark Barineau, Jose Marzan and Mike Martin, Jr. Martin, Jr., was the last Florida State student-athlete to perform the feat as he played every position against Furman back in 1994.

"To see Buster play all nine positions just shows you what kind of talent the guys has," said head coach Mike Martin. "At no time was I ever worried about a ball being hit to him. Buster looked very comfortable every where he was so that just goes to show you what kind of athlete that he is."

Posey started the game at catcher and played every infield position from the second to the fifth inning. He made the move to first base in the second, played second base in the third, shifted over to shortstop in the fourth and completed the rotation playing third base in the fifth. The Leesburg, Ga., native made his first collegiate appearance in the outfield in the sixth as he started in left field to begin the inning and shifted over to center with two outs. He the moved to the mound in the seventh and struck out both batters that he faced before moving to right field for the final out of the inning. Posey registered a putout in the field as he was on the receiving end of the first out of the second inning at first base.

"First base was probably the weirdest position for me to play just because I've never really played there before," added Posey. "In the Cape Cod League this summer, I played left and right field in two separate games. Center field was the one position I have never played."

On top of playing all nine positions, Posey went 1-for-3 at the plate connecting on his second grand slam of the series in the bottom of the second. Posey took the first pitch that he saw from Tiger starter Alford Arnold (2-6) and hit the ball over the fence in right for his third career grand slam. He finished the game with four RBIs and two runs scored.

The Seminoles tallied runs in the first and second innings on Monday extending their consecutive inning scoring streak to 13. FSU took an early 2-0 lead in the first as Jason Stidham tripled off the wall in right scoring Tyler Holt. Holt led off the inning with a walk to extend his streak of reaching base to all 52 games this season. Stidham would score three batters later on a sacrifice fly to center by Dennis Guinn.

FSU took a 6-0 lead in the second on the grand slam by Posey. Tommy Oravetz started the inning with a bunt single down the line at third for one of his three hits on the afternoon. Parker Brunelle and Holt issued back-to-back walks and two batters later Posey brought them all home on his team leading 16th round tripper of the season. The home run also put him a top the ACC.

Florida State increased its lead 8-0 as the first two batters to reach base scored. Posey led off the inning with a walk followed by an infield single to second by Jack Rye. Posey would come around to score on a double down the left field line by Guinn. Rye scored the second run of the inning as Arnold was called for a balk.

The Garnet and Gold added a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Brunelle to score Ohmed Danesh, who registered a one out single. The game was called in the bottom of the seventh due to the run rule as Mike McGee scored the tenth run on a wild pitch. McGee led off the inning with a walk and moved to third on a double to right center by Tyler Everett. It was Everett's first career hit.

Seminole starting pitcher Bo O'Dell moved to 5-1 on the year as the junior right hander fired five shutout innings. He allowed just three hits, while walking one and posting three strikeouts.

McGee, Posey and Everett also saw action on the mound contributing to the shutout. It was the second shutout posted by the Seminoles this year and the first since blanking Maryland 16-0 in game two of a doubleheader back on March 8, 2008.

Savannah State's Alford Arnold went the distance allowing 10 runs on 11 hits. The senior right hander walked 10 and struck out five as he tallied 158 pitches in final appearance on the diamond.

Florida State will conclude its regular season schedule with a three-game set against NC State beginning Thursday, May 15 at Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch for all three games is slated for 7:06 p.m. Fans can watch all three games live on Sun Sports, while gametracker will also be available for the contests. The game will be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team (Thursday and Friday) and 100.7 FM (Saturday) with Eric Luallen bringing you all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        1  2  0   0  2  1  3  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     1  0  0   0  1  0  0  1
Jason Stidham           2B-LF     3  1  1   1  1  0  1  1
  Mike McGee            P-CF      0  1  0   0  1  0  0  1
Buster Posey            C-1-9     3  2  1   4  2  1  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        1  1  1   0  2  0  3  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Tyler Everett         P         1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Dennis Guinn            1B-LF     2  0  1   2  0  1  3  0
  Jack Posey            1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Tony Delmonico          SS-LF     4  0  0   0  0  1  1  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH-2B     4  1  3   0  0  0  1  0
Ryan Strauss            LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         2  1  1   1  1  0  5  0
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              28 10 11   8 10  5 21  6
Opp                              24  0  4   0  2  5 19  6

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Everett (1), Dennis Guinn (16), Parker Brunelle (1)
3B - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
HR - FSU-Buster Posey (16)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Dennis Guinn (3), Parker Brunelle (3)
SB - FSU-Jack Rye (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell            W (5-1)    5.0  3  0  0  1  3
Mike McGee                      1.0  1  0  0  1  0
Buster Posey                    0.2  0  0  0  0  2
Tyler Everett                   0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             7.0  4  0  0  2  5
Opp                  L          6.1 11 10 10 10  5


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SAVANNAH STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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10
11
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Attendance: 3,937

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 12, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/15/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To NC State 12-2.

The Seminoles held to a season-low three hits in the loss.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (44-9, 22-6) lost for just the second time in the month of May falling to No. 22 NC State 12-2 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium in game one of a three-game. The Seminoles were held to a season-low three hits on Thursday evening as it was the first double-digit run loss for FSU this year.

That was a beautifully played baseball game by North Carolina State," said head coach Mike Martin. "They just took it to us in every facet of the game. They did a great job and you have to take your hat off to them. They played good, solid baseball."

Tyler Holt extended his streak of reaching base in every game this season as he led off the bottom of the first with a double to right. Buster Posey and Jack Rye were responsible for the other two hits in the game one defeat.

Both teams exchanged a run in the first before the Wolfpack took the lead for good an inning later with a two more runs in the second.

Devon Cartwright got things started for NC State in the top of the first drawing a leadoff walk off FSU starter Matt Fairel. He scored from third three batters later on an RBI single up the middle by Marcus Jones.

FSU answered right back in its first at-bat as Holt registered his eighth double of the season. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on an RBI groundout by Buster Posey to tie the game at one.

The tie was short lived as the Wolfpack scored two more runs in the second to take a 3-1 lead. Matt Payne came through with a clutch two-out hit lacing a ball back up the middle to score Chris Schaeffer and Tommy Foschi.

NC State's Eric Surkamp pushed his record to 5-2 on the year as he kept the Seminole bats quiet for 5.2 innings. After giving up a run in the first, he allowed just two base runners to reach until two outs in the sixth. He set down 16 of 18 batters after walking Jason Stidham in the first and gave up just one hit during that stretch, a single to left off the bat of Posey.

The Seminoles made some noise in the sixth as Stidham and Posey drew consecutive two out walks. Jack Rye cut the Wolfpack lead to one with an RBI single to center scoring Stidham and ending the evening for Surkamp. But that was as close as the Seminoles would come as Sam Brown entered to get Dennis Guinn on a groundout to third for the final out of the inning.

NC State broke the game open with four runs in the seventh and five more in the ninth.

Fairel suffered just his second loss of the season as the sophomore left hander fell to 9-2 on the year. Fairel started the seventh but faced just four batters before his night came to an end. He finished the game allowing six runs on nine hits in 6.1 innings of work. Fairel ended the game with eight strikeouts and a pair of walks. The southpaw settled in after the two-run second striking out four batters in a row. He then worked around a leadoff double in the fourth and registered nine consecutive outs before giving up a double to Foschi to begin the seventh.

Jimmy Marshall, Ben Francis, Ryan Vigue and Tyler Everett all worked out of the bullpen on Thursday night. Francis worked a scoreless eighth allowing just one hit while striking out a career-high two batters.

"We know that we have five more tough games to play, possibly six (two more vs. NC State and three more guaranteed in the ACC Tournament)," added Martin. "We just have to continue to work and not give good clubs extra outs. We gave them (NC State) some extra outs and they took advantage of it."

Florida State and NC State will return to the diamond on Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Fans can watch the game live on Sun Sports while gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 1270 the Team with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        1  1  0   0  3  0  0  4
Buster Posey            C         3  0  1   1  1  0 11  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   1  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 12  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  5
Stuart Tapley           DH        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  2
Matt Fairel             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  2  3   2  5  7 27 11
Opp                              41 12 14  12  7 11 27 12

2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (8)
3B - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          L (9-2)    6.1  9  6  6  2  8
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  2  1  1  1  1
Ben Francis                     1.0  1  0  0  0  2
Ryan Vigue                      0.0  1  4  4  3  0
Tyler Everett                   1.0  1  1  1  1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 14 12 12  7 11
Opp                  W          9.0  3  2  2  5  7


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NORTH CAROLINA STATE
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FLORIDA STATE
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Attendance: 4,234

FLORIDA STATE 1, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 0
05/16/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Edges NC State With 1-0 Victory To Even Series.

Three Seminole pitchers combine for the team's third shutout of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Friday night at Dick Howser Stadium featured a classic pitchers dual as third-ranked Florida State (45-9, 23-6 ACC) edged No. 22 NC State (37-17, 19-9 ACC) 1-0 to even the series at a game a piece. The lone run came in the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly to deep center off the bat of Jack Rye to score Buster Posey. Three Seminole pitchers combined to blank the Wolfpack for the fifth time in the series and for the first time since 1998.

Elih Villanueva once again turned in another sensational performance on the mound as he worked seven plus shutout innings in earning the no decision. The Miami, Fla., native yielded just three hits on the evening while striking out six. He worked around four walks and two hit by pitches and was able to work out of two bases loaded jams in the first and seventh innings.

"I've been in a lot of ballgames in this ballpark and there haven't been many 1-0 ballgames," explained head coach Mike Martin. "I tell you right now North Carolina State pitched extremely well. That was just a beautifully pitched ball game by them. And certainly Elih Villanueva, Jimmy Marshall and Buster Posey pitched great for us. This was a big win."

Villanueva started the eighth and issued a leadoff walk to Jeremy Synan ending the night for the junior right hander. Jimmy Marshall (5-2) came on out of the bullpen for his second appearance of the series and kept the game scoreless after facing four batters. Marcus Jones successfully executed a sacrifice bunt to move Synan to second for the first out of the inning. Marshall then walked Ryan Pond intentionally putting runners at first and second to set up a potential inning ending double play. But the junior right hander would get pinch hitter Nick Stanley on groundout to first and then followed with a strike out of Wolfpack catcher Chris Schaeffer on a high fastball to end the threat.

"I'm getting real comfortable again," added Villanueva. "I'm just trying to get back into the groove of things. My main goal towards the end of the game is to not walk too many people and just try and stay in the game as long as I can to give my team a chance. We showed that we have a good bullpen and anytime you can turn it over to them in the eighth and ninth is pretty exciting."

The Seminole countered with the only run in the bottom of the eighth as Posey led off the inning with a triple off the fence in right field. The Leesburg, Ga., native took a 3-0 offering from Wolfpack reliever Drew Taylor (3-3) and hit a towering shot that carried off the fence in right for his fourth triple of the season. One batter later, Rye hit a shot to deep center giving Posey plenty of time to score from third.

"In that situation you have to be more on the aggressive side than not," explained Posey. "But at the same time you really have to narrow your focus down to a certain height and spot on the plate. I got a pretty good pitch to hit and really barreled it up. I popped it up a little bit but it carried enough for me and was fortunate with the outcome."

Posey then went to the hill and pitched the ninth setting the Wolfpack down in order to pick up his sixth save in as many chances. The junior right hander got pinch hitter Devon Cartwright looking on strikes for our number one. He then got Dallas Poulk to groundout to second and closed out the game with a strikeout of Pat Ferguson to give the Seminoles the victory.

Florida State concluded the evening with six hits as half of those came off the bat of Posey, who finished the game 3-for-4 with a triple and a pair of singles. Jason Stidham recorded the first Seminole hit of the ball game with a single to center in the first. Ohmed Danesh registered a base hit to left in the second and Tommy Oravetz collected the other hit on a perfect bunt single down the third base line to lead off the sixth.

NC State's Clayton Shunick was just as impressive on the mound as the junior right hander blanked the Seminoles over six innings. He gave up five hits and two walks but struck out 10 batters reaching double-digit strikeouts for the third time this year. Four Wolfpack pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts in game two, the most tallied in a single-game by the Seminoles this year.

The last 1-0 victory for the Seminoles came on April 25, 2003 as Florida State shutout Miami in Tallahassee. That year the Garnet and Gold went 4-1-1 against the Hurricanes.

Florida State and NC State will return to the diamond for the final game of the series and the final game of the regular season for both teams on Saturday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday is Senior Day at the ballpark as the Seminoles will honor five senior classman before the start of the game beginning at around 6:45 pm. FSU will honor Dennis Guinn, Trent Jarvis, Jack Rye, Ryan Strauss and student manager Jonathan Guffy. Fans can watch the game live on Sun Sports while gametracker will be available for the contest. The game can also be heard live over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  1   0  0  2  2  1
Buster Posey            C-P       4  1  3   0  0  1  7  0
Jack Rye                RF        2  0  0   1  1  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        3  0  0   0  0  3  8  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  4
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
  Mike McGee            LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   0  0  2  1  2
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  1  6   1  2 14 27  9
Opp                              30  0  3   0  5  9 24  9

E - FSU-Tony Delmonico (21)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Buster Posey (4)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (5), Dennis Guinn (4), Stuart Tapley (6)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Jack Rye (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (11)
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (8), Ohmed Danesh (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Elih Villanueva                 7.0  3  0  0  4  6
Jimmy Marshall       W (5-2)    1.0  0  0  0  1  1
Buster Posey         Sv(6)      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  5  9
Opp                  L          8.0  6  1  1  2 14


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FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1
05/17/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Wraps Up Regular Season With 8-1 Victory Over NC State.

The Seminoles tie the school record for the best finish in ACC play at 24-6.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Third-ranked Florida State (46-9, 24-6 ACC) sent its senior class out in style on Saturday night with an 8-1 victory over No. 22 NC State (37-18, 18-11 ACC) in the final regular season game for both teams. The Seminoles scored seven runs in the first two innings and got a solid pitching performance from senior Ryan Strauss to win its eighth conference series of the season. With the win, FSU tied the school record for its best finish in league play at 24-6, a record set just last year.

"That was a great job of baseball," said head coach Mike Martin. "I am very proud of the way we played the game tonight. This was a good win for our baseball team. That was a very good first season; now we move into a part of the season that we have worked very hard to arrive at."

All seven runs in the first two innings came on two outs as the Seminoles were able to knock out Wolfpack starting pitcher Alex Sogard (4-2) after just 1.2 innings of work. Tony Delmonico led the offensive attack as he reached base on all four plate appearances Saturday evening. The junior shortstop went 3-for-3 with a hit by pitch and was just a home run short of hitting for the cycle. Delmonico also finished the game with four RBIs.

Freshman Tyler Holt registered a walk and a single in the eighth to extend his streak of reaching base to 55 consecutive games. Buster Posey finished the evening 1-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI while adding to his home run total with a solo shot in the first. Senior Dennis Guinn was on base three times in his final regular season game posting a hit and two walks. The Haines City, Fla., native also scored twice and registered an RBI. Stuart Tapley, Mike McGee and Stephen Cardullo each collected a hit in the series finale.

In his first start since throwing a complete game against Florida in over a month, Strauss went six innings allowing just one run on four hits. The senior right hander walked two and tied a career-high with eight strikeouts. He did not allow a hit until two outs in the third while the only run by the Wolfpack came on solo shot by Ryan Pond to leadoff the top of the fifth. Strauss improved to 8-0 on the season and 19-3 in his career.

"Ryan Strauss was very impressive," added Martin. "He was throwing 94; that's getting it up there early. I am amazed at the progress that he has made over the last two months. He has turned into quite a pitcher. He gave us a big lift at the fact that we were without Geoff Parker and Mike McGee tonight. He went out there and gave us six good innings."

"It was a lot of fun to go there on senior night," said Strauss. "I just want to go out there and do what ever it is I have to do to help this team win."

FSU got off to a good start in the series finale as Posey gave the Seminoles an early 1-0 lead on a two out solo shot to right. It was his team leading 17th home run of the season. Jack Rye and Guinn then issued back-to-back walks off Sogard before coming around to score on a two-run double to left center by Delmonico.

In the second, the Seminoles once again came through in the clutch as all four runs came on two outs. FSU loaded the bases with three consecutive walks as Holt, Jason Stidham and Posey all reached courtesy of a walk. Two batters later, Guinn drove in a run drawing a bases loaded walk off Wolfpack reliever Jake Buchanan. With Delmonico at the plate, Buchanan unleashed a wild pitch to score Stidham. He then cleared the bases with a two-run triple to right center to give Florida State a 7-0 lead.

The two teams exchanged home runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Pond went deep in the fifth for his eighth home run of the season and the only Wolfpack run of the game. In the sixth, Cardullo unloaded on a solo shot to right for his third round tripper of the season.

Bo O'Dell and John Gast saw action out of the bullpen on Saturday as both pitchers kept the Wolfpack off the scoreboard over the final three innings. O'Dell went two innings allowing two hits and striking out two. Gast worked the ninth and was able to work out of a bases loaded jam getting a ground out to second to end the game.

Florida State will next head to Jacksonville, Fla. for the ACC Baseball Tournament. The Seminoles' first game will be played on Wednesday with their first round opponent to be determined on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  1  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  0   0  1  0  0  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-2B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  1
Buster Posey            C         3  2  1   1  1  0 10  0
Jack Rye                RF        3  1  0   0  1  2  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        2  2  1   1  2  0  7  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  0  3   4  0  0  3  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  1
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        DH        4  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  1
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  2
  John Gast             P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  8  9   7  6  6 27  9
Opp                              34  1  6   1  5 10 24 10

E - FSU-Tony Delmonico (22)
2B - FSU-Tony Delmonico (16)
3B - FSU-Tony Delmonico (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (17), Stephen Cardullo (3)
HBP - FSU-Tony Delmonico (7)
CS - FSU-Tony Delmonico (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (8-0)    6.0  4  1  1  2  8
Bo O'Dell                       2.0  2  0  0  0  2
John Gast                       1.0  0  0  0  3  0
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FSU                             9.0  6  1  1  5 10
Opp                  L          8.0  9  8  8  6  6


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FLORIDA STATE 8, WAKE FOREST 3
05/21/2008, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Four Home Runs Lift FSU To 8-3 Victory Over Wake Forest.

Buster Posey posts multi home run game for the fourth time this season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourth-ranked Florida State (47-9) grabbed an 8-3 victory over Wake Forest (24-30) Wednesday night in the first game of the 2008 ACC Baseball Championship at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville, Fla. The Seminoles continued their success against the Demon Deacons in the tournament winning for the fifth straight time while pushing their all-time record to 9-3 in the championship. FSU also remains perfect against Wake in ACC Tournament games played in Florida improving to 4-0.

"It's always encouraging to play solid baseball on the first day," explained head coach Mike Martin. "In this game, we know that we must have a short memory. We can't dwell on what happened tonight. We are going to play a very good Virginia team Friday night. We also know that we played pretty well the first game last year and then got beat the next two. Overall, I thought it was a well played baseball game by our club."

FSU slugged four home runs in game one marking the 23rd time this season that the Seminoles have registered a multiple home run game. It is the third time this year that the Garnet and Gold have hit three or more round trippers.

Dennis Guinn led all hitters on Wednesday night with three hits in four at-bats. The senior first baseman drove in two and scored twice, while he was a double shy of hitting for the cycle. Guinn registered a triple in the second, a single in the sixth and a two-run homer in the seventh.

Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs collecting three RBI and two runs scored. The two home runs ties Posey with Miami's Yonder Alonso for the league lead at 19. Jason Stidham also collected two hits in the win.

Matt Fairel improved to 10-2 on the year as the sophomore southpaw went seven innings allowing four runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out eight. It was the eighth time this year that Fairel has struck out seven or more batters in a game. He has reached the eight strikeout plateau in three consecutive games.

Florida State took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a solo home run by Stuart Tapley. The freshman third baseman took a 3-1 offering from Wake Forest starter Ben Hunter (4-6) out of the park in right field for his seventh home run of the season.

"I was just trying to put a decent swing on the ball," added Tapley. "I was sitting dead red fastball and it was a hittable pitch that I liked. I was able to just stay through the ball and make good contact."

The Deacs broke through with three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 3-1 lead. Ben Terry started the inning with a leadoff walk and came around to score on a double to right by Willy Fox to tie the game at one. Allan Dykstra gave Wake Forest its first lead of the game crushing a two-run shot out to right on a 2-1 pitch from Fairel. It was home run number 15 for Dykstra on the year as it also marked the second time this year that the Deacon first baseman has gone yard off Fairel. It was just the fourth home run offered up by Fairel in 14 starts.

The Seminoles answered right back with three-runs in the bottom half of the sixth to retake the lead for the second time on Wednesday evening. Buster Posey tied the game at three with one swing of the bat for his team leading 18th home run of the season. Stidham led off the inning reaching base as he was hit by a pitch. He would come around to score a batter later on the Posey homer to left. FSU would then load the bases with one out following back-to-back singles by Guinn and Tony Delmonico and a walk to Ohmed Danesh. Following an infield pop out to Mike McGee, Hunter unleashed on a wild pitch scoring Guinn to give the Seminoles a 4-3 lead.

"We're going to fight regardless, first inning or 9th inning, down five runs, up five runs," said Guinn. "We have that mentality that when we're down we're not going to give up. We got down 3-1; there was no hesitation and no different train of thought. We went back to the dugout; we just knew coming back up we had to respond and we responded in the right way."

FSU increased its lead to 7-3 on a pair of home runs by Posey and Guinn in the eighth. Posey connected on his second home run of the game drilling a pitch from Wake reliever Brad Kledzik out of the park to dead center field. The ball traveled at least 420 feet as it marked his fourth multi home run game of his career and the third time this year that Posey has hit home runs in consecutive at-bats.

Jack Rye followed with a hit that fell just inside the left field foul line for his 11th double of the season. Guinn then stepped in and crushed his 15th home run of the season clearing a pair of fences in left field for a two-run shot.

The Seminoles added one more run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly RBI by Tyler Holt scoring pinch hitter Stephen Cardullo, who led off the inning with a single to right. Holt finished the game 0-for-4 with an RBI as the freshman centerfielder did not reach base for the first time all season putting to end a streak of 55 consecutive games of reaching base.

John Gast and Jimmy Marshall each pitched an inning in relief keeping the Deacs off the scoreboard in the eighth and ninth inning. Gast faced the minimum as he gave up a hit, while Marshall allowed two hits, hit a batter and struck out one.

Second-seeded Florida State will next face sixth-seeded Virginia on Friday, May 23 at the ACC Baseball Championship in Jacksonville, Fla. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 pm with the game being broadcast live on Sun Sports, SportSouth and NESN. Fans can also listen to the game live over the radio on 100.7 FM as well as nationally on XM Channel 190.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   1  0  1  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  2   0  0  1  2  5
Buster Posey            C         4  2  2   3  1  1  9  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  2  3   2  0  0  8  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            DH        2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  3
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Fairel             P                            1  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 11   7  3  7 27  9
Opp                              33  3  7   3  2  9 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (8)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (9), Jack Rye (11)
3B - FSU-Dennis Guinn (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey 2 (19), Dennis Guinn (16), Stuart Tapley (7)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (6)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Matt Fairel          W (10-2)   7.0  4  3  3  2  8
John Gast                       1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  2  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  3  3  2  9
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VIRGINIA 5, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/23/2008, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To Virginia 5-3 At ACC Baseball Championship.

The Seminoles fall to 1-1 in bracket play and will face UNC Saturday at 5:00 pm.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - After sweeping the regular season series from Virginia in Tallahassee, fourth-ranked Florida State (47-10) could not make it four in a row as the Cavaliers (38-19) held on to a 5-3 victory Friday night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The loss dropped the Seminoles to 1-1 in Bracket B of the ACC Baseball Championship, while the `Hoos improved to 2-0.

"It's just no question that the team that was in the other dugout deserved to win," said head coach Mike Martin. "They played solid baseball; got great pitching and made quality pitches when they needed to. Every time we would have a chance to do something, they, of course would do something quality, whether it was an outstanding pitch, or a key hit. I was very impressed with Virginia and the way they played. They deserved to win the ballgame."

The Seminoles must now win on Saturday against North Carolina and receive some help from Wake Forest to advance to their first championship game since 2004. The Deacs must defeat the Tar Heels in the second game on Friday and then post a victory over Virginia Saturday night to force a three-way tie with the Cavaliers, Seminoles and Demon Deacons at 2-1 in Bracket B. FSU holds the tie breaker in that situation.

"You can't assume anything in this game," added Martin. "If we can beat North Carolina and Wake Forest can win both its remaining games, then we will play on Sunday. We have to win tomorrow in order to have a chance to get to Sunday. So, yes, we will be playing our hearts out and trying to get the job done against a very good North Carolina team."

Tony Delmonico was the only Seminole in the Florida State lineup to register multiple hits in game two as the junior shortstop tied a season-high with four hits. He connected on a double in his first at-bat and then three straight singles for his third four-hit game of the season.

Jason Stidham, Delmonico and Stuart Tapley each registered an RBI in the loss to the Cavaliers. FSU fell to 2-1 against Virginia in games played in Jacksonville.

Florida State grabbed the early lead with a run in the top of the second on back-to-back hits by Dennis Guinn and Delmonico. Guinn collected his fourth hit of the tournament on a sharp grounder to short. He would come around to score one batter later as Delmonico laced an RBI double to right center for his 17th two-bagger of the season.

The Seminoles loaded the bases in the third but came away empty handed as Virginia starter Jacob Thompson (6-4) got Guinn swinging on strikes to end the threat and keep the Seminole lead at 1-0.

The lead was short lived as the Cavaliers answered with three runs in the bottom of the third to take a 3-1 advantage. UVa began the inning with consecutive base hits off the bat of John Barr and Tyler Cannon. Barr singled to right center and moved to third on Cannon's single back up the middle. The first Virginia run crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly to center by Greg Miclat. After a single by David Coleman, Cannon scored on a fielder's choice grounder to first by David Adams. Guinn bobbled the ball on the play and then threw on to home for the out but Cannon slid safely ahead of the tag to give UVa a 2-1 lead. The third run of the inning came on an RBI groundout to second.

FSU got a run back in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Stuart Tapley to cut the deficit to 3-2. The inning started with consecutive singles first by Delmonico who legged out an infield single to second and then on a base hit to right by Tommy Oravetz. Both runners moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt by Mike McGee. One batter later, Tapley sent a fly ball down the right field foul line where Coleman made an outstanding catch tumbling over the wall and into the stands for the second out of the inning. Delmonico tagged up on the play and scored from third.

Virginia looked as though they would add to its lead in the fifth as the first two batters reached on an error and a hit by pitch. After the two Cavalier runners moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt by Cannon, Strauss got Miclat swinging on strikes and then a groundout to second by Coleman to end the inning keeping the UVa lead at one.

The Cavaliers would push their lead back to two with a run in the bottom of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. FSU starter Ryan Strauss issued a leadoff walk to Adams before the game was halted for 53 minutes due to lightning in the area. The delay was long enough as the Seminoles went to the bullpen and brought on Bo O'Dell. After a single by Jeremy Farrell moved Adams over to third, the UVa second baseman would score a batter later on a sacrifice fly RBI by Dan Grovatt.

The run was charged to Strauss (8-1) as he finished the evening pitching four plus innings allowing four runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked one on 84 pitches.

FSU manufactured a run in the seventh to bring the deficit back to one. Tapley began the inning with a single up the middle on Matt Packer and scored two batters later on an RBI groundout by Stidham.

UVa answered right back with a run in the seventh to increase its lead to 5-3. Miclat came through with his second RBI of the game on a two-out RBI single through the right side of the infield scoring Franco Valdes who reached on a fielder's choice.

Florida State put a pair of runs on in the eighth with one out but couldn't muster a run as Packer induced consecutive groundouts back to the mound to maintain the Cavalier lead at 5-3. After Rye led off the inning with an infield single to second, Guinn was robbed of extra bases as Coleman made a tremendous diving catch in right center for the first out. Delmonico followed with his fourth hit of the game on a bouncer to left.

"A ball in the gap, you've got to bust it out of the box and try to get two, maybe more," explained Guinn. "You've got to tip your hat to him (Coleman), because you don't see that too often, that type of play right there."

Michael Schwimer entered in the ninth and closed the door on the Seminoles to earn his 13th save of the season. Thompson got the victory moving to 6-4 on the year. The junior right hander went five innings allowing two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out six.

The loss for Strauss was his first of the season and the first since his last outing in the ACC Tournament against Miami a season ago.

Second-seeded Florida State will next face third-seeded North Carolina on Saturday, May 24 at the ACC Baseball Championship in Jacksonville, Fla. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 pm with the game being broadcast live on Sun Sports, SportSouth and NESN. Fans can also listen to the game live over the radio on 100.7 FM as well as nationally on XM Channel 190.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  0  0   1  0  2  3  5
Buster Posey            C         5  0  1   0  0  1  6  2
Jack Rye                RF        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  1   0  0  1  9  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  4   1  0  0  1  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  1  1   1  1  1  2  4
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  3  9   3  3  8 24 12
Opp                              32  5 11   5  4  6 27 10

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (17)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (3)
SF - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (3)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         L (8-1)    4.0  5  4  4  1  3
Bo O'Dell                       3.2  6  1  1  3  2
Jimmy Marshall                  0.1  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 11  5  5  4  6
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  9  3  3  3  8


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FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH CAROLINA 6
05/24/2008, ACC, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Rallies With Six-Run Ninth To Defeat UNC 9-6.

The Seminoles conclude the ACC Baseball Championship with a 2-1 record.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - In a game with possible national seeding implications for the NCAA Tournament which begins next week, fourth-ranked Florida State (48-10) scored six runs in the top of the ninth to rally past top-ranked North Carolina (46-12) 9-6 Saturday evening at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The Seminoles erased a pair of two-run deficits in the final game of the ACC Baseball Championship finishing the tournament with a 2-1 record.

Trailing by two entering the top of the ninth, Florida State got a one out, two-run single by pinch hitter Buster Posey to tie the game at five. Stuart Tapley followed with a base hit through the left side on a hit and run before play was halted for 64 minutes due to severe weather in the area. When play resumed Jack Rye gave the Seminoles the lead for good with a base hit through the right side scoring pinch runner Ruairi O'Connor from second. Dennis Guinn added to the lead with an RBI single to right while Tony Delmonico registered a sacrifice fly to right scoring Rye. Tommy Oravetz capped off the scoring in the inning with a base hit to center bringing home Guinn for the sixth run of the inning.

Six straight Seminoles reached base including five consecutive singles during the ninth inning rally. The six runs were the most scored in the ninth since the Seminoles posted five in a come-from-behind victory over Stetson in DeLand back on April 30.

UNC would make it interesting in the ninth plating a run to cut the deficit to three, but Jimmy Marshall got pinch hitter Brett Thomas looking on strikes with the bases loaded to close out the game. Marshall got the win as he moved to 6-2 on the year.

Making just his fifth start of the season behind the plate, Parker Brunelle went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Stuart Tapley and Jack Rye each registered three hits on Saturday to pace the Seminole offense. All three of Tapley's hits came in his final three at-bats, while Rye recorded a pair of doubles and single. Buster Posey reached the 100 hit plateau with his pinch hit single in the ninth. Stephen Cardullo also picked up a pinch hit single in the ninth inning rally and scored the tying run on Posey's base hit.

North Carolina struck early with a run in the first on a sacrifice fly RBI off the bat of Chad Flack. The Tar Heels wasted little time loading the bases off FSU starter Elih Villanueva with back-to-back singles on just two pitches by Dustin Ackley and Kyle Shelton followed by a walk to Tim Fedroff. Flack provided the first run of the game on his sixth sac-fly of the year. Villanueva escaped further damage by getting Kyle Seager to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Tar Heels got a two-out run in the second to increase their lead to 2-0. Seth Williams began the two-out rally as he was hit by a pitch on the first offering from Villanueva, his team leading 11th of the season. Williams advanced to second on a single up the middle by Garrett Gore and scored one batter later on an RBI single to right center by Ackley.

Florida State tied the game in the fifth with a two-out, two run single by Brunelle. The freshman catcher, who was making his fifth start of the season behind the plate, laced the first pitch he saw from Tar Heel starter Adam Warren to the gap in right center scoring Delmonico and Ohmed Danesh. Delmonico got things started with a single to right center and then successfully advanced to second on his 12th stolen base of the year. Danesh drew a two-out walk.

UNC answered right back in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single up the middle by Fedroff to retake the lead at 3-2. Shelton, who was plunked by Villanueva, stolen second and came around to score on Fedroff's first base hit of the game.

Villanueva's afternoon would come to a close after five innings as the junior right hander gave up three runs on six hits as he walked two and struck out a pair. It was the most runs given up by Villanueva since allowing five against Miami back on April 20, a span covering his last five starts.

The Tar Heels increased their lead to 4-2 as Shelton collected an RBI on a bases loaded walk. FSU reliever Geoff Parker issued three walks in the inning including an intentional pass to Ackley. Federowicz led off the sixth with a free pass and scored to give the Heels a two-run advantage.

Delmonico drew the Seminoles within one of the Tar Heel lead in the eighth as he collected an RBI on a bases loaded walk. Florida State put together some noise with two outs beginning with a bunt single by Stuart Tapley. Jack Rye followed with a double down the right field line as the ball glanced off the glove of the diving Ackley at first. After Guinn was hit by a pitch, Delmonico stepped in against Rob Wooten and drew a five pitch walk scoring Tapley to cut the lead to 4-3.

UNC once again answered the call with a run in the eighth to increase its lead back to two at 5-3. A leadoff walk would once again come back to haunt the Seminoles as Mark Fleury drew a walk off reliever John Gast to begin the inning. Consecutive singles by Williams and Ryan Graepal loaded the bases with no one out. Ackley came through with his second RBI of the game as he ripped a liner back towards the pitchers mound. Gast deflected the ball on the play and Delmonico was there to fire on to first for the out. Fleury scored on the play. The Tar Heels looked as though they would add to their lead on a fly ball out to right by Shelton but Jack Rye threw a strike to Brunelle at the plate to get Williams coming home from third for the final out of the inning.

Florida State will now await its fate as the NCAA will announce its field of 64 teams on Monday, May 26 at 12:30 pm on ESPN. The NCAA will also announce the 16 host sites for next weekend's regional on Sunday, May 25 at 7:00 pm on ESPN2.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  6
  Buster Posey          PH        1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  2  3   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  3   1  1  0  1  1
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  1   1  0  2 10  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  1  1   2  1  1  3  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH-2B     5  0  1   1  0  3  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  1  0   0  1  2  2  0
  Mike McGee            PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  1  1   2  1  3  6  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  2
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  9 12   9  4 13 27 13
Opp                              32  6 10   6  9  5 27  4

E - Opp-2
2B - FSU-Stuart Tapley (11), Jack Rye 2 (13)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Dennis Guinn (5)
SF - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (6)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (12), Mike McGee (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva                 5.0  6  3  3  2  2
Geoff Parker                    2.0  1  1  1  3  1
John Gast                       1.0  2  1  1  1  0
Jimmy Marshall       W (6-2)    1.0  1  1  1  3  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  6  6  9  5
Opp                  L          9.0 12  9  9  4 13


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BUCKNELL 7, FLORIDA STATE 0
05/30/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Bucknell Blanks FSU In Opening Round Of Tallahassee Regional.

The Seminoles managed just six hits in Friday night's loss to the Bison.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (48-11) was shutout for the first time in 2008 as Bucknell (30-22-2) pulled off a first round upset in game two of the Tallahassee Regional downing the Seminoles 7-0 on Friday evening. The loss was the first for FSU in the first round of regional play since 1992, snapping a 15-game winning streak. It was also just the 11th loss FSU has suffered all-time in 46 first round regional appearances.

The win was the first postseason victory for Bucknell as the Bison entered Friday's contest 0-6 in three previous tournament appearances. BU starting pitcher Mathew Wilson (6-1) went the distance for his fifth career complete game and first in nine innings. Wilson was the story of the game allowing just six hits and two walks while striking out three. It was his second shutout of the season as the senior right hander threw 153 pitches.

"Well, obviously, I don't have a whole lot to say except that was as fine a pitched baseball game as I've seen," said head coach Mike Martin. "(Mathew) Wilson was just a thing of beauty; he kept us off balance all night long and threw the ball over the plate all night long with three pitches...I think all you can do is just tip your hat to Bucknell. They just did a tremendous job. I thought our guys fought hard.

"For a guy to come in here and throw 153 pitches to shut us out that is quite a credit to that young man" added Martin. "I can't, obviously, be happy with losing but it does make me proud to be a Seminole the way our fans reacted when the game was over to acknowledge a job well done. I've been in this for a long time people...nobody does that but Florida State people."

The Seminoles left three runners stranded at third on Friday night and eight overall. The Seminoles put runners at third in the first, fifth and seventh innings but came away empty handed.

In FSU's first at-bat, Buster Posey drew a two-out walk and moved up two bases on Jack Rye's double to the gap in left center. But Wilson shut the down on the Garnet and Gold getting Dennis Guinn to fly out to right to end the inning.

In the fifth, designated hitter Tommy Oravetz led off the inning with a hit dropping a double just inside the left field foul line and advanced to third on a groundout to first by Mike McGee. Once again Wilson managed to keep the Seminoles scoreless posting a strikeout of Tyler Holt and a groundout back to the pitcher's mound by Jason Stidham.

The story was the same in the seventh as the Seminoles attempted a two-out rally with a walk to Ohmed Danesh and double down the left field line by Holt. But Wilson came through in the clutch yet again getting Stuart Tapley swinging on strikes to close the inning.

Ironically, the last time Florida State was shutout in a game came in game two of the 2007 Tallahassee Regional as Mississippi State blanked the Seminoles 3-0 in a winner's bracket game.

Bucknell took an early lead pushing across three runs in the top of the second as the Bison sent eight batters to the plate against Florida State starter Geoff Parker (6-2). Shawn Hirsch was responsible for the first run of the game registering an RBI single to right center scoring Andrew Brouse from second who led off the inning with a walk. After a single by Ben Yoder put runners at first and third, Ed Rubbo gave Bucknell a 2-0 lead bringing home Hirsch on an RBI groundout to second. The third run came on a two-out infield single to third by Dane Grandizio to round out the scoring in the inning.

The Bison added one more in the third to go up 4-0 on the Seminoles. For the second consecutive inning, the lead off batter reached as Jason Buursma roped a 1-2 pitch from Parker back up the middle. Following a strikeout to Brouse, Austin Turban doubled to right ending the evening for Parker after just 2.1 innings of work.

Bo O'Dell entered out of the bullpen and got Hirsch to fly out in foul territory before giving up an RBI infield single to Yoder, his second hit of the game. Guinn made a leaping catch on a blooping pop up to end the inning and keep the Bison lead at four.

Parker was charged with four runs on seven hits as it was the freshman righthander's shortest outing in eight career starts. His previous low was four innings in a controlled start victory over Savannah State. The Dade City, Fla., native struck out four and gave up one walk to the Bison in the loss.

Bucknell increased its lead to 7-0 with three more runs in the fourth. The Bison registered four hits off O'Dell chasing the junior right hander from the game with two outs in the inning. Buursma got things going with an RBI double off the wall in the left. Turban registered a sacrifice fly and Hirsch rounded out the inning with an RBI single through the left side. Ryan Strauss became the third Seminole pitcher of record on Friday night and needed just one pitch to get out of the inning recording a groundout to first.

Strauss and Ben Francis were effective out of the bullpen for the Seminoles on Friday night as the two combined for 5.1 shutout innings. Strauss did not allow a hit in 3.1 innings giving up a walk while striking out two. Francis posted a strikeout while giving up just one hit.

The last time Florida State fell in the first round of regional action was in 1992 to Western Carolina when the Catamounts defeated the Seminoles 1-0 in Tallahassee. That year the Seminoles won five straight games en route to a berth in the College World Series. During that five-game win streak in 1992, FSU posted victories over Stetson (2-0), Kent (4-2), Stanford (9-4) and then twice against Western Carolina (4-3, 18-3).

Florida State will now face Florida in an elimination game on Saturday, May 31 at 1:00 pm inside Dick Howser Stadium. The game will air live on Sun Sports while fans can listen to the broadcast over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  1   0  0  0  1  3
Buster Posey            C         3  0  1   0  1  0  7  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  0  0   0  0  0  9  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  4
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Tyler Holt              CF        3  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Geoff Parker            P                            1  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  0  6   0  2  3 27  7
Opp                              38  7 13   7  3  7 27 14

E - FSU-Geoff Parker (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Rye (14), Tommy Oravetz (12), Tyler Holt (9)
HBP - FSU-Stuart Tapley (7)
SF - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         L (6-2)    2.1  7  4  4  1  4
Bo O'Dell                       1.1  5  3  3  1  0
Ryan Strauss                    3.1  0  0  0  1  2
Ben Francis                     2.0  1  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 13  7  7  3  7
Opp                  W          9.0  6  0  0  2  3


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FLORIDA STATE 17, FLORIDA 11
05/31/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Avoids Elimination With 17-11 Victory Over Florida.

The Seminoles registered a season-high 25 hits in defeating the Gators Saturday afternoon.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (49-11) thwarted elimination on Saturday afternoon downing intra-state rival Florida (34-24) 17-11 in game three of the Tallahassee Regional. The Seminoles registered a season-high 25 hits as every batter in the starting line-up recorded a hit, while eight of the nine batters collected multiple hits. It was the fifth time this season that FSU has posted 20 or more hits in a game.

Tyler Holt and Jason Stidham led all hitters with four hits a piece. Jack Rye, Dennis Guinn, Stuart Tapley and Tommy Oravetz each contributed with three hits, while Buster Posey and Tony Delmonico registered two. Delmonico collected a team-high four RBIs, while Oravetz drove in three. Posey, Rye, Guinn and Tapley also added two RBIs a piece in the win.

The victory in game three snapped a seven game losing streak to the Gators in the postseason as it was the first win over Florida in the NCAA Tournament since downing UF 5-1 in Miami back in 1981. It also marked the first time since 2000 that the Seminoles registered at least three wins in a single-season over Florida.

The 28 combined runs were the second most scored in the series and the most since the two teams scored 30 in a 16-14 Florida victory in Gainesville back on March 6, 1983.

Florida struck early on Saturday afternoon with a run in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Matt den Dekker. The Gators put runners on the corners following a single by Brandon McArthur and a walk to Josh Adams. One batter later den Dekker registered a two-out single through the left side of the infield plating McArthur for a 1-0 UF advantage.

The Gators added two more runs in the second on consecutive doubles by the first two batters in the inning. Clayton Pisani led off the second with a double down the right field line and came around to score on a double down the opposite line by Riley Cooper. After stealing third, Cooper came home on an RBI groundout to first by Buddy Munroe to give Florida a three-run lead.

The Seminoles chipped away at the Gator lead in the third courtesy of a sacrifice fly off the bat of Stidham. Ohmed Danesh led off the inning with a double to the gap in left center and moved to third on a single to left by Holt. One batter later Stidham sent a fly ball out to left deep enough to score Danesh from third to make the score 3-1 in favor of the Gators. With Buster Posey at the plate, Holt was caught leaning towards second and was eventually tagged out in a run down. Posey then kept the inning alive with a single to right center. It looked as though the rally would continue as Rye smoked a ball to the gap in right center but Florida center fielder Matt den Dekker made an outstanding leaping catch at the wall to end the inning.

Without registering a hit in the inning, Florida pushed across two more runs in the third to increase its lead to 5-1. FSU starter Matt Fairel issued two walks and a hit batter in the inning while two more Gators hitters reached on fielder's choice putouts. Pisani picked up his first RBI of the game on a fielder's choice groundout at second. Delmonico tried to get out of the inning by turning the double play but his throw went wide and into the dugout bringing across den Dekker for an unearned run. Fairel closed out the inning as he got Cooper looking on strikes.

FSU cut into the Florida lead in the fourth on an RBI single by Oravetz. With Delmonico on at second after reaching on a fielder choice's, Oravetz found the hole through the right side bringing home Delmonico for the second Seminole run of the game.

Elih Villanueva entered out of the bullpen to start the fourth for his first relief appearance of the season and retired the Gators in order. For Fairel, it was his shortest outing of the season as the sophomore left hander went just three innings giving up five runs, four earned, on four hits. He walked three and struck out two on 62 pitches.

Florida State surged to lead in the fifth with seven runs on seven hits to take a 9-5 lead. The Seminoles sent 13 batters to plate as the first eight all reached base. FSU quickly loaded the bases on Gator starter Patrick Keating with back-to-back singles by Holt and Stidham and a walk to Posey. Rye got things going in the fifth dropping an RBI single just inside the left field foul line scoring Holt. Dennis Guinn followed with a bases loaded walk while Delmonico drove in a run on a single through the right side of the infield. The day would come to an end for Keating after the Delmonico base hit.

Tapley greeted relief pitcher Kyle Mullaney with an RBI infield single to plate Guinn giving the Seminoles their first lead of the ball game. Oravetz pushed the lead to three driving in a pair of runs on a double down the right field line. Holt would close out the scoring with his second hit of the inning on a base hit to right plating Tapley. It marked the 12th time this year that FSU had scored seven or more runs in an inning.

Keating finished the game allowing eight runs on 10 hits in four plus innings of work. He struck out three and walked two.

The lead was short lived as the Gators snapped back with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 9-9. Townsend plated the first run on a sacrifice fly. Rye made an outstanding catch on a ball that looked as though it would hit off the wall, but the senior right fielder made a leaping catch to hold the Gators to just one run on the play. Pisani tied the game with one swing of the bat sending a line drive over the wall in left for his fifth round tripper of the season. The home run was a three-run shot and just the fourth given up by Villanueva all season.

The Seminoles retook the lead with a run in the sixth. Guinn led off the inning with a hit to left and moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt by Delmonico. Tapley brought home Guinn on a base hit to right for his second RBI of the game and a 10-9 FSU advantage.

Florida State batted around for the second time in the game in seventh scoring five more runs to increase its lead to 15-9. The top of the order once again got things started as Holt and Stidham registered back-to-back singles chasing Gator reliever Tony Davis (0-2) from the game.

Tommy Toledo entered out of the bullpen and got Posey looking on strikes for the first out of the inning. The Seminoles followed with three consecutive hits including RBI singles by Rye and Guinn. Delmonico stepped in and unloaded on a three-run shot for his eight home run of the season. The home run was reminiscent of Kirk Gibson's game-winning homer in game one of the 1988 World Series as Delmonico, suffering from leg craps, hobbled around the bases to give the Seminoles a six-run lead.

Florida cut into the Seminole lead with a pair of runs to make the score 15-11. Pinch hitter Bud Foster led off with a single back up the middle and advanced to third on a double to right center by den Dekker, his third hit of the game. Townsend would drive in both Gators runners with a single to left. Villanueva settled down after the RBI single by Townsend getting Pisani and Cooper looking on strikes before ending the inning on a groundout to second by Munroe.

The Seminoles padded their lead in the eighth on a two-run homer over the fence in straight away center off the bat of Buster Posey. Stidham began the inning with a single to right as his ball dropped just inside the right field foul line. The sophomore second baseman limped down to first and was eventually replaced by pinch runner Stephen Cardullo, as Stidham left the game after battling legs craps throughout the latter portion of the game. One batter later Posey unloaded on his 20th round tripper of the season.

It was the first time since 1999 that a Seminole hitter recorded 20 home runs in a season as Marshall McDougall and Matt Diaz hit 28 and 21, respectively.

After the Townsend two-run single in the seventh, Villanueva (7-2) closed the door on the Gators retiring the final nine batters that he faced, seven of which came on strikeouts. The junior right hander finished the game with a career-high 10 strikeouts. He was the first pitcher to reach the 10-strikeout plateau this season and the first since Danny Rosen fanned 12 batters in a 3-2 win over Maryland on May 6, 2007.

Florida State will now face the winner of Tulane/Bucknell in an elimination game on Sunday, June 1 at 1:00 pm inside Dick Howser Stadium. The game will air live on Sun Sports while fans can listen to the broadcast over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        6  2  4   1  0  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  2  4   1  0  0  0  2
  Stephen Cardullo      PR-3B     1  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
Buster Posey            C         4  2  2   2  2  1 11  1
Jack Rye                RF        6  2  3   2  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  3  3   2  1  0  9  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  3  2   4  0  1  2  0
Stuart Tapley           3B-2B     6  1  3   2  0  1  0  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        5  0  3   3  1  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
  Mike McGee            PH-LF     2  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Matt Fairel             P                            0  2
  Elih Villanueva       P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              47 17 25  17  5  8 27  8
Opp                              35 11 10  10  4 12 27 12

E - FSU-Tony Delmonico (23)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Jason Stidham (10), Tommy Oravetz (13), Ohmed Danesh (9)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (20), Tony Delmonico (8)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (7), Buster Posey (8), Dennis Guinn (6)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (1)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (5)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (9), Jason Stidham (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel                     3.0  4  5  4  3  2
Elih Villanueva      W (7-2)    6.0  6  6  6  1 10
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FSU                             9.0 10 11 10  4 12
Opp                  L          9.0 25 17 17  5  8


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FLORIDA STATE 24, BUCKNELL 9
06/01/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Defeats Bucknell 24-9 To Stay Alive In The NCAA Tournament.

The Seminoles tied season-highs in runs scored and hits in the win over the Bison.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (50-11) stayed alive in the NCAA Tournament with a 24-9 victory over Bucknell (30-24-2) Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles advanced to the regional finals against Tulane and must now defeat the Green Wave twice with game one being held later this evening at 7 pm. The Seminoles became the first team in the nation to reach the 50-win plateau.

With the win, the Seminoles braved off elimination for the second straight game moving to 42-23 in possible elimination games in regional action of the NCAA Tournament.

Florida State duplicated yesterday's offensive power against the Gators with 24 runs on 25 hits and have now scored 41 runs on 50 hits over the last two games. Both run and hit totals tied a season-high. The two teams combined for seven home runs including four coming off the bat of three Seminole hitters.

Jason Stidham, Stuart Tapley and Tommy Oravetz all registered three hits a piece, while catcher Buster Posey led all hitters with five RBIs. The Seminoles posted runs in seven of the nine innings including multiple runs in four.

Making his first start since May 7, freshman Mike McGee went five innings allowing six runs on eight hits to move his record to 7-1 on the year. The right hander out of Port St. Lucie, Fla., gave the Seminoles a quality outing with the hope of two more games in the forecast.

The Seminole threatened early in their first at-bat of the game as Tyler Holt got things started with a leadoff walk and moved to third on a single to the gap in right center by Stidham. It was Stidham's sixth hit of the tournament and third in consecutive plate appearances. But Bucknell starter Dylan Seeley got Buster Posey swinging on strikes and then Jack Rye to line out into an inning ending double play at first with Stidham in motion on a hit and run.

Florida State broke a 10-inning scoreless streak against the Bison in the tournament with six-runs in the second. Oravetz gave the Seminoles the early lead on a sacrifice fly to short left. Bison shortstop Ben Allen made an outstanding over the shoulder grab and with his momentum going towards the left field foul line, Tony Delmonico had plenty of time to tag up on the play and score for the games first run. Following a walk to Ohmed Danesh, Holt laced an RBI double down the left field foul line scoring Tapley, who reached with a single through the line side. Stidham brought them all home on his tenth home run of the season. The junior second baseman collected his second hit of the game taking the first pitch from Steely over the fence in right center for a three-run shot. On the very next play, Posey took Seeley deep over the scoreboard in left center for his 21st home run of the season.

Bucknell got one back in the second on a solo shot to left center by Andrew Brouse for his third home run of the season.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 13-1 with seven more runs in the third. Dennis Guinn led off the inning with a double down the right field line and moved to third as Delmonico pushed a bunt single passed the out stretched glove of Bison reliever David Solan. Solan loaded the bases on two hit batters and a walk bringing up Buster Posey. After three consecutive balls, Posey got the green light and hit a line drive over the wall in left field for his second home run of the game, third grand slam of the season and 22nd round tripper in 2008.

The two teams each scored three runs in the fourth. Danesh connected on his third home run of the season clearing the fence in right for a three-run shot. Bucknell put together three consecutive hits in their bottom half of the inning including an RBI double by Shawn Hirsch. The second run came home on an RBI groundout by Ed Rubbo plating Brouse. Bret Sokirka provided the third run in the inning for the Bison on a base hit to left scoring Hirsch.

FSU made the score 17-4 on an RBI single by Delmonico. Rye and Guinn put together consecutive hits while Rye came around to score on Delmonico's second hit of the ball game. Oravetz collected his first hit of the game in the fifth finding the hole through the right side of the infield.

Bucknell answered with two more runs on back-to-back homers to cut the deficit to 17-6. With two outs in the inning, Jason Buursma and Austin Turban went yard off McGee for their 13th and third home runs of the season, respectively.

The Garnet and Gold pushed their lead to 18-6 with a run in the sixth. Luke Smierciak led off the inning with a walk and advanced two bases on Stidham's single to left. He scored a batter later as Parker Brunelle grounded into a double play.

Jack Posey got in on the offensive action with an RBI single to left in the eighth. Brunelle scored on the play after reaching base on a walk.

The Seminoles added five more runs in the ninth. Smierciak drove in a run on a bases loaded single to center. Brunelle recorded his first RBI of the game on a sac-fly to center. Posey picked up his second RBI of the game with a base hit to left while Stephen Cardullo rounded out the scoring with a double to the gap in right center plating Smierciak and Ruairi O'Connor, who finished the game 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Tyler Everett entered out of the bullpen in the sixth and pitched the final four innings to pick up his third save of the season. The freshman right hander kept the Bison off the scoreboard in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. He finished the game allowing three runs, one earned, on just one hit. He walked two and struck out three.

Next up for Florida State is a date with Tulane later this evening at 7:00 pm inside Dick Howser Stadium. The game will air live on Sun Sports while fans can listen to the broadcast over the radio on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen and Tom Block providing the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        1  2  1   1  2  0  4  0
  Luke Smierciak        PH-CF     3  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  2  3   3  0  0  0  0
  Tyler Everett         P         2  0  0   0  0  2  0  1
Buster Posey            C         3  2  2   5  0  1  1  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         2  1  0   1  1  0  5  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        3  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  2   0  0  1  5  0
  Jack Posey            1B        2  0  2   2  0  0  4  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        3  3  2   1  2  0  1  1
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-SS     2  0  1   2  0  0  0  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  4  3   1  1  0  1  1
  Trent Jarvis          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH-2B     5  1  3   2  0  0  0  2
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  3  1   3  1  0  2  0
  Bo O'Dell             LF-3B     1  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Mike McGee              P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              49 24 25  22  8  4 27  8
Opp                              38  9  9   8  3  6 27 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Jason Stidham (10), Stephen Cardullo (8)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (10), Dennis Guinn (17), Stephen Cardullo (5), Stuart Tapley (12)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Jason Stidham (10), Buster Posey 2 (22), Ohmed Danesh (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (7), Ohmed Danesh (1)
SF - FSU-Parker Brunelle (4), Tommy Oravetz (3)
SB - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1), Ohmed Danesh (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (7-1)    5.0  8  6  6  1  3
Tyler Everett        Sv(3)      4.0  1  3  1  2  3
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FSU                             9.0  9  9  7  3  6
Opp                  L          9.0 25 24 20  8  4


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FLORIDA STATE 17, TULANE 8
06/01/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Downs Tulane 17-8 To Force Decisive Game On Monday.

Four Seminoles register three hits a piece in the win over the Green Wave.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Second-ranked Florida State (51-11) lived to see another day avoiding elimination for the third straight game in the Tallahassee Regional downing Tulane (39-21-1) 17-8 on Sunday evening forcing a decisive, winner take all game Monday night at Dick Howser Stadium. Five Florida State batters were responsible for all 14 hits as four Seminole hitters registered three hits a piece. FSU moved to 43-23 in possible elimination games in regional action of the NCAA Tournament.

The Seminole offense remained hot in regional play pounding out 17 more runs on Sunday to run their tournament total to 58. Through the first four games, the Garnet and Gold is hitting .419 with 70 hits including 21 for extra bases. Tyler Holt picked up three more hits on Sunday evening and now leads all hitters in the tournament with nine. The freshman centerfielder finished the evening with a pair of RBIs and three runs scored.

Buster Posey tied a season-high with five RBIs set earlier in the day in the victory over Bucknell. The junior catcher blasted two more home runs bringing his tournament total to five. He finished the game with three hits and three runs scored.

Dennis Guinn went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. He collected a pair of singles and a home run. Tony Delmonico also had three hits in the game six victory.

Ryan Strauss pitched into the sixth and gave the Seminoles 5.2 solid innings moving his record to 9-1 on the year. The senior right hander allowed six runs on seven hits as he walked three and struck out five. Strauss finished the game with 104 pitches eclipsing the 100 pitch mark for the seventh time in nine starts this year.

Jimmy Marshall threw 2.1 shutout innings in his first relief appearance of the tournament. The junior right hander allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out three.

Florida State sent nine batters to plate in the bottom of the first to take an early 3-0 over the Green Wave. The Seminoles loaded the bases on singles by Holt and Posey and a walk by Jack Rye. Guinn drove in the first run of the game drawing a bases loaded walk off Tulane starter Jonathan Garrett (3-3). Delmonico gave the Seminoles a three-run advantage with a single back up the middle to score Posey and Rye.

Guinn gave the Seminoles a four-run lead in the third with his 17th home run of the season. The senior first baseman led off the inning with a solo shot to left depositing a 1-1 offering from Garrett out into the parking lot in left for his first round tripper of the tournament.

Tulane climbed right back into the game with a four spot in the fourth to tie the game up at 4-4. All three walks issued by Strauss would come back to haunt him as all three came around to score. Jared Dyer brought the Green Wave within one of the Seminole lead with one swing of the bat. After consecutive walks to Seth Henry and Rob Segedin, Dyer blasted a 1-1 pitch from the junior right hander off the scoreboard in left for his sixth home run of the season. Drew Allain drew the third walk of the season and scored all the way from first on a double down the right field line by designated hitter Warren McFadden to knot the game at four.

Florida State reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fourth courtesy of Posey's 23rd home run of the season. The junior catcher went opposite field off Garrett to give the Seminoles a 5-4 advantage.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 10-4 with five more runs in the fifth. Stuart Tapley roped a double off the top of the fence in right to kick start the scoring. Following back-to-back walks to Oravetz and Danesh, the Wave went to the bullpen bringing on right hander Mason Griffin. Holt welcomed Griffin with a two-run single to left bringing home Tapley and Oravetz. It was the third hit of the evening for the freshman centerfielder. Two batters later, Posey came through with yet another clutch hit taking Griffin deep over the wall in dead center for his second home run of the game and fifth of the tournament. The two-out blast was a three-run shot good for his 24th on the year.

Tulane responded once again with two runs in the top of the sixth to cut the deficit to 10-6. After Strauss registered two quick outs, Allain started the rally with a single to center and came round to score on a two-run shot to center off the bat of Sam Honeck, his eighth on the year. McFadden followed with his third hit of the game on a double down the left line ending the night for Strauss. Jimmy Marshall came out of the bullpen for his first appearance of the tournament and got Josh Prince swinging on strikes for the final out of the inning.

The Green Wave threaten in the seventh putting a pair of runners on base after a leadoff double by Scott Powell and a two-out walk by Segedin. But Marshall once again closed the door on Tulane getting Dyer looking on a called strike three to keep the Seminole lead at four.

Florida State added to its lead in the bottom of the eighth with seven more runs to push the score to 17-6. Seven straight Seminoles reached base in the inning before an out was recorded as a total of 12 batters came to the plate in the inning.

Tulane added a pair of unearned runs in the ninth off Ben Francis closing the book on the scoring Sunday evening.

The two teams will return to the diamond on Monday, June 2 at 7:00 pm in the final game of the Tallahassee Regional. The game will air live on Sun Sports while fans can listen to the broadcast over the radio on 1270 the Team with Eric Luallen and Tom Block providing the play-by-play action.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  3  3   2  1  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  0   1  0  0  3  2
Buster Posey            C         5  3  3   5  1  0  7  3
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  1  0   1  1  1  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  2  3   3  1  0 12  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  1  3   2  0  0  1  7
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  2  2   1  1  2  1  2
  Stephen Cardullo      PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        1  2  0   0  3  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  2  0   1  1  1  0  0
  Luke Smierciak        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ryan Strauss            P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 17 14  16  9  6 27 15
Opp                              37  8 10   6  5  8 24  1

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tony Delmonico (24), Luke Smierciak (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tony Delmonico (18), Stuart Tapley (13)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey 2 (24), Dennis Guinn (17)
HBP - FSU-Jason Stidham (8), Dennis Guinn (7), Tony Delmonico (8), Tommy Oravetz (7)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (13)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Ryan Strauss         W (9-1)    5.2  7  6  6  3  5
Jimmy Marshall                  2.1  2  0  0  1  3
Ben Francis                     1.0  1  2  0  1  0
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FSU                             9.0 10  8  6  5  8
Opp                  L          8.0 14 17 14  9  6


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FLORIDA STATE 16, TULANE 7
06/02/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Earns 16-7 Victory Over Tulane; Advances To Eighth Super Regional.

Seminoles score 74 runs in final four games of the Tallahassee Regional.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 4 national seed Florida State (52-11) bounced back from an opening day shutout to win four straight games and advance to the eighth NCAA Super Regional in school history with a 16-7 win over Tulane Monday night at Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles bats continued to remain red hot as FSU scored double digit runs for the fourth game in a row.

Florida State will host a best of three game series with Wichita State in Super Regional action, marking the first Super Regional in Tallahassee since 2002, with games Friday, June 6 at 2 p.m. (ESPN2), Saturday, June 7 at Noon (ESPN2) and Sunday, June 8 at 1 p.m. (ESPN). Remaining tickets for the Tallahassee Super Regional will go on sale tonight on Florida State's official athletics website, Seminoles.com. Tickets will also be available by phone or walk-up sales beginning Tuesday morning at 8:30.

The Seminoles have now reached a Super Regional on three occasions after falling into the loser's bracket. In 2003, FSU lost the second game of the Regional and advanced just as the Seminoles did in 2000. The last time Florida State lost the first game of a Regional and went on to win that tournament was in 1992, before the NCAA instituted a Super Regional format.

Florida State once again was propelled to victory by the big inning. The Seminoles broke open a scoreless game in the top of the fourth scoring six runs. It was the eighth time in the last four games FSU scored five or more runs in an inning and the fifth time the squad scored six or more runs in a frame in the regional. After a 7-0 loss to Bucknell in the opener, Florida State proceeded to score 74 runs in the next four games to storm its way into the Super Regional.

Matt Fairel, who pitched three innings Saturday in a win over Florida, threw 99 pitches for FSU and went 5.2 innings in picking up his 11th win of the season. The Seminole ace scattered seven hits and allowed four runs, of which three were earned. After getting knocked out of the game with the rival Gators just two days before, Fairel bounced back to give Florida State the start they needed after using nine pitchers in the first three days of regional play.

In the fourth inning, Florida State's bats came alive. The Seminoles, who had stranded five runners in the first three frames, came right back putting runners on second and third with nobody out as they finally broke through versus Green Wave ace Shooter Hunt (9-4). Tommy Oravetz started the big inning with a ground out scoring the first run of the game. Hunt looked like he would get out of the fourth with no further damage as he went up 0-2 on Tyler Holt but a wild pitch scored Stuart Tapley from third making it a 2-0 game. Another miscue cost the Green Wave as a shallow pop to center was misplayed allowing Holt, who reached on a single, to score all the way from first base. An intentional walk and infield single loaded the bases and then Dennis Guinn busted the game open clearing the bases with a double giving Guinn his eighth RBI in the regional. That knocked Hunt out of the game after going 3.2 innings and giving up six runs, only two of which were earned.

Tulane reliever Nick Pepitone got in trouble in the fifth on an Oravetz single and a walk to Ohmed Danesh. After a wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position lightning rolled in and caused a delay that lasted 49 minutes. When play resumed Holt lined a single past third baseman Rob Segedin plating two more runs and boosting the Florida State lead to 8-0. Buster Posey added to the lead with an RBI single giving him 13 RBIs for the regional. Jack Rye singled in another run as FSU scored double digit runs for the fourth straight game.

Tulane got on the board in the bottom of the fifth as shortstop Josh Prince singled in the first run of the game off Fairel. The second run of the game for the Green Wave came in on the first Seminole error of the night as Tulane narrowed the score to 10-2.

The Green Wave continued to chip into the Florida State lead as Warren McFadden continued to have a superb Super Regional. The DH recorded his sixth hit in six at bats as he homered to cut the Seminole lead to 10-4 in the bottom of the sixth but the Seminoles answered again with a four-spot in the top of the seventh to push the lead back to 10 runs at 14-4.

FSU and Wichita State will meet for the seventh time in program history, with four of the seven meetings coming in NCAA Tournament play. The teams have split four games in the College World Series and the Shockers hold a 2-0 advantage in regular season meetings. The only time the two teams have met in Tallahassee came in 1990 when Wichita State defeated FSU 8-7. The game will feature two coaches who rank second and third all-time in wins. Shocker coach Gene Stephenson and Seminole boss Mike Martin are second and third respectively in all-time wins and have combined for over 3,000 victories in their careers.

Monday night's NCAA Tallahassee Regional championship game was played in front of 6,032 fans, the fourth-largest crowd in stadium history for a postseason game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        6  4  5   2  1  0  3  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  2  3   4  1  0  1  4
Buster Posey            C         4  1  1   1  3  1  7  0
Jack Rye                RF        6  1  2   1  0  2  3  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  0  1   3  2  0 10  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  2  2   0  0  1  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        6  2  2   1  0  0  0  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Stephen Cardullo      PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mike McGee            LF        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Fairel             P                            1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              46 16 18  13  9  6 27  7
Opp                              40  7 11   6  4  7 27 10

E - Opp-3, FSU-Dennis Guinn 2 (10), Tony Delmonico 2 (26)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jason Stidham (11), Dennis Guinn (18), Tony Delmonico (19), Stuart Tapley (14)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Jason Stidham (9), Jack Rye (4), Tony Delmonico (9), Tommy Oravetz (8)
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (15), Jason Stidham (6), Tony Delmonico (13)
CS - FSU-Tony Delmonico (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Matt Fairel          W (11-2)   5.2  7  4  3  1  3
Jimmy Marshall                  2.1  3  2  1  1  3
John Gast                       1.0  1  1  0  2  1
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FSU                             9.0 11  7  4  4  7
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WICHITA STATE 10, FLORIDA STATE 7
06/06/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminole Baseball Falls 10-7 To Wichita State In Super Regional Opener.

Shockers will look to punch their ticket to Omaha Saturday at noon.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Rob Musgrave pitched 5.2 innings and Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to lead Wichita State to a 10-7 victory over Florida State in the first game of the Tallahassee Super Regional on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The win moves the Shockers to within one victory of advancing to the College World Series for the first time since 1996 and for the eighth time in school history.

The Shockers and the Seminoles will play the second game of the series Saturday at Noon. The best two-out-of-three series will finish on Sunday should the Seminoles force a third game.

Musgrave improved his record to 12-1 as he allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits while striking out five. He threw 120 pitches as the temperature on the field surpassed the 100 degree mark. Anthony Capra got the final out of the game to record his first save of the season.

The Seminoles made the game interesting in the bottom of the ninth as they drew to within 10-7 with the trying run at the plate. Pinch hitter Jack Posey struck out to end the game.

"I thought it was a hard fought ballgame on both sides; very hot, very humid," said Wichita State Head Coach Gene Stephenson. "I am so proud of our guys. Even though it was hot and sweaty I had a great time, it was fun and I am so proud of our guys, they competed so well. It is only one game, one victory, that's all it is. We know we have to come out and fight just as hard or harder tomorrow. We know that and we are looking forward to it."

Florida State scored the first run of the game on a second-inning home run to right field by first baseman Dennis Guinn. It was Guinn's 18th home run of the season; he hit a total of 17 in the first three years of his career. It was only the seventh home run of the season allowed by Wichita State starter Rob Musgrave.

Wichita State took the lead for good in the fourth inning on a two run home run by catcher Tyler Weber. His home run to left field, the fifth of the season surrendered by Florida State starter Elih Villanueva (7-3), scored Josh Workman who had reached base as he was hit by a pitch.

The Seminoles pulled to within one at 3-2 on a fourth inning home run by All-American Buster Posey. His shot over the scoreboard in left field was his ACC leading 25th of the season. He is tied for second nationally in home runs and ranks behind only Michael Hampton of the College of Charleston who hit 26 round trippers this season.

The Shockers extended their lead to 5-2 in the top of the fifth with two runs on only one hit. Workman, Wichita State's second baseman, smoked a double down the right field line to score shortstop Dusty Coleman who had earlier walked. Workman would later score on an infield error. Both of the Shockers' runs in the inning came with two outs.

Villanueva (7-3) lasted five innings before he was removed for reliever Jimmy Marshall in the top of the sixth. Villanueva allowed five runs (four earned) while striking out three and walking one. Additionally, he hit two batters. Of the five total runs allowed by Villanueva, one scored after reaching on a walk and two scored after being hit by a pitch.

Wichita State scored four runs off of two Seminole pitchers (Jimmy Marshall and Tyler Everett) in the sixth inning to push its advantage to 9-3. The big blow was landed by Shocker third baseman Conor Gillaspie who hit a three-run home run to make the score 8-3. His home run scored left fielder Kenny Williams (who reached base on a walk) and centerfielder Andy Dirks (who had been hit by a pitch). The Shockers added another run on a RBI single by Webber.

"I kind of saw how they pitched (Ryan) Jones," said Gillaspie. "The guy was obviously trying to get it off the plate a little bit so I figured he was trying to go away from me and I got the pitch, he left up five-six inches and it was enough. That ball at Wichita State, you camp under it and it's an out and the innings over. He left the pitch up and I tried to put the barrel on it and it worked out for us."

The Seminoles crept back into the game and chased Musgrave in the sixth inning with two runs on four hits to make the score 9-5. Seminole left fielder Mike McGee and second baseman Jason Stidham had run scoring singles with Stidham's single up the middle spelling the end for Musgrave. They added two runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull within 10-5.

In his first relief appearance of the year, Capra shut the door on a Seminole rally after Florida State closed the gap to 10-7. He retired the only batter he faced to end the game.

"Well you've really got to tip your hat to Wichita State; they did an outstanding job," said Florida State Head Coach Mike Martin. "(Rob) Musgrave was very impressive, it certainly was a gutsy performance on his part, 120 pitches on a warm day, you've got to credit him, just was very, very proud of our guys especially Tony Delmonico for showing the courage that he did to try to finish the game. Certainly the only thing that he was replaced was for a pinch runner there in the ninth inning but just very proud of our young men, the way we fought but credit Wichita State, they got it done."

"Well we just know as a team that regardless of where we are at with our backs against the wall we are still gonna come out and fight you and try to beat you and I'd rather be on this club then any other club in the country going into an elimination game and needing two wins," said Guinn. "There is not a better team in the country in this type of situation."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  1  2  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  1   1  1  0  1  4
Buster Posey            C         4  1  1   1  1  2  8  1
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  2   1  0  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  2  2   1  1  1  9  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  2   0  1  1  2  1
  Luke Smierciak        PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  2   2  1  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  2  1   1  1  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  7 11   7  7  9 27  8
Opp                              39 10 12   9  2  9 27  7

E - FSU-Jason Stidham (11), Tony Delmonico (27)
2B - Opp-3
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Buster Posey (25), Dennis Guinn (18)
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Elih Villanueva      L (7-3)    5.0  6  5  4  1  3
Jimmy Marshall                  0.1  3  4  4  1  1
Tyler Everett                   0.1  1  0  0  0  0
John Gast                       2.1  2  1  1  0  3
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12 10  9  2  9
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 11  7  7  7  9


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FLORIDA STATE 14, WICHITA STATE 4
06/07/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regionals
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Keep Omaha Dreams Alive With 14-4 Win Over Shockers.

FSU and Wichita State will play final game of the NCAA Super Regional Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Junior pitcher Matt Fairel matched a career-high eight innings while striking out six allowing four runs and walking zero to lead Florida State to a 14-4 victory over Wichita State to force a third and deciding game in the Tallahassee Super Regional on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Fairel threw a career high 124 pitches in holding the Shockers to one run in his final seven innings pitched and retiring 21 of the last 26 batters he faced in improving his record to 12-2.

The victory by the Seminoles tied the best of three game series at one game each. The final and deciding game will be played Sunday in Tallahassee at 1:00 p.m. Wichita State will be the home team with the winner of the game advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Florida State struck first in the top half of the first inning. Jason Stidham, who made his first career start at shortstop, launched a double high off of the right field fence to score lead-off hitter Tyler Holt. Holt reached base as he was hit by a pitch by Shocker starter Aaron Shafer. It marked the seventh runner in the first two games of the series that had come around to score after reaching base on a walk of after being hit by a pitch.

Wichita State answered quickly in bottom of the first with three runs. Three consecutive singles by right fielder Ryan Jones, third baseman Conor Gillaspie and designated hitter Clinton McKeever produced the Shockers first run. A two RBI single by second baseman Josh Workman scored Gillaspie and McKeever to give the Shockers 3-1 lead.

Florida State scored two runs in its half of the second on a home run by third baseman Staurt Tapley (his eighth of the season) and a sacrifice fly by Stidham to score second baseman Tommy Oravetz. Oravetz had reached base on a single and scored to tie the game at 3-3.

The Seminoles chased Shafer (11-4) by scoring five runs in the third inning. In batting around for the sixth time in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Florida State sent 10 batters to the plate, recorded four hits including two doubles and had two players reach base on walks. The big blows were landed by All-American catcher Buster Posey (a two RBI single), Tapley (a run scoring single) and designated hitter Ohmed Danesh (a run scoring double). Tapley also scored on a wild pitch by Shafer. Shafer was removed for reliever Khol Nanney with two outs in the inning; the outing (2.2 innings) was the shortest of the season for Shafer.

The Seminoles led 8-3 after three full innings of play.

Florida State added one run in the fifth (on an RBI single by Posey) and three more in the sixth on RBI hits by Danesh (a sacrifice fly), left fielder Mike McGee (a single) and Stidham (a single). The RBI was Stidham's third of the game marking the third time in the last five games he has earned three or more RBI.

The score was 12-3 after six innings of play.

Fairel meanwhile was cruising though Wichita State's hard hitting offense. After allowing three runs in the bottom of the first he shutout the Shockers over the next six innings while allowing only three hits and striking out four. After pushing three runs across home plate in the first, the Shockers advanced only one runner past second between the second and seventh innings. At one point, Fairel retired nine straight and 12 of 13 Shocker hitters.

Wichita State added its fourth run of the day on a home run by Mitch Caster to make the score 14-4. The Shockers were limited to nine hits including one extra base hit.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  3  1   0  2  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        4  0  2   3  1  0  1  1
Buster Posey            C         5  0  2   3  1  1  5  1
  Stephen Cardullo      PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Jack Rye                RF        6  1  1   0  0  0  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        6  1  1   0  0  1 12  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  3  2   2  1  2  0  3
Tommy Oravetz           2B        5  3  3   0  0  1  0  4
Ohmed Danesh            DH        4  1  1   2  0  1  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  2  3   3  1  1  4  0
Matt Fairel             P                            1  1
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42 14 16  13  6  7 27 10
Opp                              36  4  9   4  0  8 27 12

E - Opp-1
2B - FSU-Jason Stidham (12), Jack Rye (15), Ohmed Danesh (10)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (8), Mike McGee (6)
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (8)
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (6), Ohmed Danesh (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel          W (12-2)   8.0  9  4  4  0  6
Ben Francis                     1.0  1  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  4  4  0  8
Opp                  L          9.0 16 14 11  6  7


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FLORIDA STATE 11, WICHITA STATE 4
06/08/2008, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regionals Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

OMAHA BOUND! Seminoles Headed To 19th College World Series.

Buster Posey and Jack Rye each hit a home run en route to the victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Senior Ryan Strauss pitched six innings of scoreless relief and seniors Buster Posey and Jack Rye hit long home runs to lead Florida State to an 11-4 victory over Wichita State and into the College World Series for the first time since 2000. The Seminoles won the best two-out-of-three games series by a 2-1 margin after losing the first game. The Seminoles outscored the Shockers 25-8 in their two victories after losing the first game 10-7.

It marks the 19th trip to the CWS for Florida State and the 13th under head coach Mike Martin. It marks the third time the Seminoles have advanced to the CWS out of the Super Regional format which was instituted in 1999.

The Seminoles scored six runs in their first at bat in the top of the first inning. A three-run home run by Rye scored shortstop Jason Stidham and Posey to make the score 3-0. After three consecutive walks to first basman Dennis Guinn, left fielder Mike McGee and designated hitter Stephen Cardullo, the bases were cleared for the second time in the inning on a three-run double to left center field by second baseman Tommy Oravetz to make the score 6-0.

The double by Oravetz chased out Wichita State starter Anthony Capra (9-1) with two outs and six runs across the plate. It was the shortest outing of Capra's career as a starter. Capra was replaced by Tim Kelley who recorded the final out of the inning as he got Stidham to fly out to left.

Wichita State got two runs back in the second inning on a two-run home run by centerfielder Andy Dirks. Shocker left fielder Kenny Williams, who singled one batter earlier, scored ahead of Dirks on the blast to straight-away centerfield. Editors Note: Dirk's fouled off the pitch before his homerun in foul territory near third base. An FSU fan stretched his glove over the fence and caught the ball just over Jason Stidham's outstreched glove. If Stidham had caught the ball the inning would have been over. The fan was escorted out of the stadium.

The Shockers closed the gap to two as they added two runs in the third inning to make the score 6-4. After two quick outs shortstop Dusty Coleman reached on a walk and second baseman Josh Workman reached base as he was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Josh Weber, the Wichita State catcher, hit a line drive single to right field to score both Coleman and Workman.

Seminole starter Geoff Parker was replaced after three complete innings as he allowed four runs (all earned) while striking out four and walking two. The four earned runs allowed tied his season high. He was replaced by Strauss who retired the first six batters he faced in his first two innings pitched. In six innings of relief he faced one batter over the minimum as he walked one batter (who was erased on a stolen base attempt) and allowed one hit as he retired the final seven batters of the game. The win improved his record to 10-1 on the season.

Florida State extended its lead to 9-4 on a two-run home run by Posey in the seventh inning. The home run was his career-high 26th of the season and moved him into a tie for first nationally. Posey's 26 home runs are tied for the seventh best single season total in school history.

The Seminoles scored one run each in the eighth and ninth innings. Ohmed Danesh, Florida State's designated hitter, slammed a double to drive home third baseman Stuart Tapley in the eighth and Guinn added an RBI single in the ninth.

The Seminoles will face Stanford in the first round of the CWS on Saturday at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  1  2  6  0
Jason Stidham           SS        4  2  3   0  1  0  3  3
Buster Posey            C         6  2  2   2  0  1  6  1
Jack Rye                RF        4  2  1   3  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  2  1   1  1  1  7  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  1   0  2  1  1  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   0  1  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        DH        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-DH     4  0  3   2  1  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        6  0  1   3  0  1  2  3
Geoff Parker            P                            0  1
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 11 13  11  9  7 27  8
Opp                              31  4  5   4  3  6 27  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2)
2B - FSU-Jason Stidham (13), Ohmed Danesh (11), Tommy Oravetz (14)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (26), Jack Rye (7)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (9), Jason Stidham (10), Jack Rye (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Rye (12)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    3.0  4  4  4  2  4
Ryan Strauss         W (10-1)   6.0  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  4  4  3  6
Opp                  L          9.0 13 11 10  9  7


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STANFORD 16, FLORIDA STATE 5
06/14/2008, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Stanford Defeats Florida State, 16-5, In First Game Of College World Series.

Stidham and Guinn both hit home runs in Omaha.

OMAHA, NE - Stanford scored a record-tying 11 runs in the ninth inning to take an 16-5 victory over Florida State in the first game of the 2008 College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium. The Cardinal sent 14 batters to the plate as it had six hits and benefited from two Seminole errors and three walks in breaking open the game that was tied 5-5 heading into the final inning.

The victory sends Stanford to a winner's bracket meeting against the winner of Saturday night's game between No. 1 seeded Miami and No. 8 seeded Georgia on Monday. The Seminoles will play the loser of that game on Monday afternoon.

Stanford's 11 runs in the ninth inning tied a College World Series record for runs scored in a single inning. It marked the seventh time in the history of the CWS that a team had scored 11 runs in an inning.

In sending 14 players to bat in the ninth inning, Stanford had one player with two hits and two runs scored (second baseman Cord Phelps), one player with one hit and two runs scored (right fielder Toby Gerhart), one player with four RBI (first baseman Brent Millville) and nine different players who scored at least one run.

The Stanford rally came on the heels of a game-tying three-run homer by Florida State's Jason Stidham in the bottom of the eighth. His home run tied a well-pitched, well-played game at 5-5 entering the ninth inning.

It marks the third consecutive round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament that Florida State will play from the loser's bracket. The Seminoles lost the first game of the Tallahassee Regional before winning four consecutive games to advance to the Super Regional. Florida State then fell to Wichita State in the first game of the Super Regional before winning the final two games of that series to advance to the College World Series.

"Let's give Stanford a lot of credit," said Seminole Head Coach Mike Martin. "They did a very good job of hitting and getting it done there in that inning. "They made quality pitches when they needed to. You have to credit (Erik) Davis for making pitches when he needed to (in the seventh inning)."

"It was one of those games - you talk about a roller coaster," continued Martin. "We were as excited as we could be when we tied the ball game in the eighth inning and of course the wheels came off."

Stanford scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning off of Seminole starter Matt Fairel. A run scoring double down the right field line by Cardinal designated hitter Randy Molina scored Phillips who had walked to leadoff the inning. The double was Molina's 16th of the season.

The Cardinal upped its lead to 2-0 as Gerhart led off the sixth inning with a home run to right center field. It was his seventh home run of the season. Stanford added to its lead on an RBI single by centerfielder Sean Ratliff which scored catcher Jason Castro to increase its lead to 3-0.

Ratliff's single chased Fairel after 5.2 innings pitched. He allowed three runs (all earned) on six hits while striking out three. Fairel was replaced by senior Ryan Strauss.

Florida State scored its first run of the game as first baseman Dennis Guinn hit his 19th home run of the season to lead off the Seminole half of the sixth inning. He hit the first pitch of the inning into the right field bleachers to make the score 3-1.

Guinn's home run ended the day for Cardinal starter Jeremy Bleich. He pitched 5.0 plus innings and allowed one run (it was earned) on six hits and struck out seven. He was replaced by Erik Davis.

Junior Tommy Oravetz, the Seminoles' designated hitter, pulled the Seminoles within 3-2 with a run scoring single off of Davis with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. His base hot scored shortstop Tony Delmonico from third. Delmonico had singled earlier in the inning for his first hit of the College World Series.

Stanford increased its lead to 5-2 with two runs in the seventh inning on the benefit of only one hit. The Cardinal loaded the bases as shortstop Jake Schlander reached base with a double, Phelps reached on an error by Florida State's Delmonico and Gerhart was hit by a pitch. Schlander then scored on a bases loaded walk to Castro and Phelps scored as first baseman Brent Milleville hit into a double play.

Davis doused a Seminole threat in the bottom of the seventh as he retired three consecutive batters on two infield pop-outs and a strikeout after Florida State had loaded the bases on three consecutive walks with zero out to being the inning.

Florida State tied the game at 5-5 on Stidham's home run. He earned his second home run of the 2008 NCAA Tournament on a line drive shot over the right field fence to score Oravetz (who had singled) and center fielder Tyler Holt (who had walked). Stidham's home run came with two outs.

"When I hit the ball it's like being at the top of the mountain," said Stidham. "But unfortunately things didn't go our way."

After Seminole reliever Jon Gast surrendered a single to Phelps to lead off the Cardinal ninth inning, he was replaced by All-American Buster Posey on the mound. It marked the first time that a player both pitched and caught in the same game in the College World Series since Matt Wieters of Georgia Tech played both positions on June 18, 2006 in a 7-5 loss to Cal State Fullerton. It was Posey's eighth relief appearance of the season and his first since May 16.

Florida State utilized seven pitchers with Gast (0-1) taking the loss. Gast was the Seminoles' fourth pitcher of the day and was the pitcher of record in the ninth inning when Stanford took the lead for good. Gast pitched 1.1 innings and allowed one run (earned) on two hits while striking out two and walking zero.

Stanford's Drew Storen (5-3) gained the victory in relief of Bleich. He pitched the seventh and eight innings and allowed three runs (all earned) on three hits while striking out three.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   0  2  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  2   3  2  1  3  3
Buster Posey            C-P       4  0  1   0  1  2  4  1
  Ben Francis           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Rye                RF        4  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        5  1  2   1  0  1  9  1
Tony Delmonico          SS        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  4
  Jack Posey            PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  0  3  0  2
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  4  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  3   1  0  0  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Matt Fairel             P                            0  2
  Ryan Strauss          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  5 11   5  6 12 27 13
Opp                              40 16 15  14  6  5 27  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico 3 (30)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Stuart Tapley (15)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (11), Dennis Guinn (19)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SF - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Matt Fairel                     5.2  6  3  3  2  3
Ryan Strauss                    0.1  2  2  0  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  0  0  0  0  0
John Gast            L (0-1)    1.1  2  1  1  0  2
Buster Posey                    0.1  2  6  1  2  0
Ben Francis                     0.1  3  4  4  1  0
Bo O'Dell                       0.1  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 15 16  9  6  5
Opp                  W          9.0 11  5  5  6 12


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MIAMI 7, FLORIDA STATE 5
06/16/2008, CWS, Omaha, Ne
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Miami, 7-5; Seminoles Eliminated From College World Series.

The Seminoles finish the season with a record of 54-14.

OMAHA, NE - Florida State scored three runs and had the go-ahead run on base in the top of the ninth but came up just a little short falling to Miami, 7-5 in an elimination game at the College World Series inside Rosenblatt Stadium. The Seminoles sent nine batters to the plate and scored three times against Hurricane closer Carlos Gutierrez in the ninth inning before making the final out which ended their season. The Seminoles out hit the Hurricanes 18-11 and did not commit an error during the game.

Florida State finished its season with a 54-14 record making the College World Series for the 19th time in school history.

"If you had told me before we started the game that we were going to get 18 hits and not make an error I would have certainly taken my chances," said Head Coach Mike Martin. "But you got to really credit Miami. They did an excellent job of pitching; they played an outstanding game and deserved to win.

"I am just so proud of all of our guys for the way that we competed," continued Martin. "It was truly one of the best years of my career to be involved with guys - these three - and certainly the other seniors on the team that competed so well and hard all year long."

Florida State scored the first run of the game to take a 1-0 led in the top half of the first inning. Senior first baseman Dennis Guinn sliced a double down the left field line to score All-America catcher Buster Posey who singled for the first hit of the game. The Seminoles run came with two outs in the inning.

Hurricane starter David Gutierrez was taken out of the game in the top of the second after he was hit on his right (pitching) arm on a ball hit back to the mound by Seminole designated hitter Tommy Oravetz. Gutierrez threw a couple of pitches from the mound after he was hit but was taken out of the game and replaced with Eric Erickson after one plus innings of work.

Erickson allowed only one run (earned) in 5.0 innings pitched to earn the victory. He allowed eight hits and struck out two in improving his record to 9-1.

Miami took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third on a two-run home run by Hurricane second baseman Jemile Weeks - his second in two games in the CWS and his 13th of the season. His home run scored catcher Yasmani Grandal who had walked to lead off the inning. The home run was Weeks' second of the season in four games against Florida State. The Hurricanes added to their lead on a two-run single by right fielder Dennis Raben to make the score 4-1 after three complete innings of play.

The Seminoles got a run back in the fourth inning on an RBI double to left field by Posey to score left fielder Mike McGee from first base. The double was Posey's team-leading and career-high tying 21st double of the season; he also had 21 doubles as a sophomore in 2007.

Miami increased its lead to 6-2 on a run scoring single by designated hitter Jason Hagerty in the bottom of the seventh. His single to right field scored third baseman Mark Sobolewski and shortstop Ryan Jackson who had both reached base with singles.

Miami centerfielder Blake Tekotte closed out the Hurricanes' scoring with a home run to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning. He deposited Seminole reliever Geoff Parker's second offering high into the right field bleachers. His home run increased Miami's lead to 7-2.

Florida State starting pitcher Elih Villanueva suffered the loss to move his record to 7-4. He lasted three and two-thirds innings and allowed four runs (all earned) on six hits. A trio of Seminole relievers (Ryan Strauss, John Gast and Geoff Parker) limited the Hurricanes to three runs (all earned) on five hits over the final four innings of the game.

The Seminoles made the game very interesting in the top of the ninth. They entered the inning trailing 7-2, scored three runs to pull within 7-5 and had the bases loaded with two outs before senior right fielder Jack Rye grounded into a fielders' choice to end the game and Florida State's season. Florida State scored its first run on an infield ground out by third baseman Stuart Tapley (which scored Guinn), a single by centerfielder Tyler Holt (which scored shortstop Tony Delmonico) and a single by second baseman Jason Stidham (which scored left fielder Ohmed Danesh). Posey then walked to load the bases before Miami reliever Carlos Gutierrez got Rye on the infield ground out to end the game.

"It (the ninth inning) was a display that we had seen on more than one opportunity," said Martin. "The way out guys just kept battling and battling and having excellent at bats goes to show you what kind of a team we were because of Buster's at bat. If I'm not mistaken D.G. (Dennis Guinn) was involved in that inning with a base hit and it goes back around all the way to Buster. Buster just really showed what he is all about. Somebody else might have tried to be the hero and swing at something out of the zone but he turned it over to the next guy. The next guy (Rye) hit the ball hard all day long and had one hit to show for it. That ball that Jemile fielded there at the end was not a routine play. He made a nice play to force out the guy at second. It was truly amazing when you are facing a No. 1 draft choice and we get three runs and had the bases loaded. It's just a credit to our young men."

The loss closed Posey's incredible career as one of the most decorated baseball players in Florida State history. He had four hits in five at bats in his final game and closed his career with a school record .463 batting average. Posey also finished with the second highest slugging percentage (.879) and the seventh highest home run total (26) in a single season in school history.

"I'm obviously a little bit disappointed but at the same time it's been mine and Dennis's and Tommy's goal to get here," said Posey. "Making it here is a great accomplishment; we just didn't get too many breaks these past couple of games but each guy fought until the last out."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        6  0  3   1  0  2  5  0
Jason Stidham           2B        6  0  2   1  0  1  2  1
Buster Posey            C         5  1  4   1  1  0  4  0
Jack Rye                RF        5  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Dennis Guinn            1B        4  1  3   1  1  1  5  0
Tony Delmonico          SS        5  1  1   0  0  1  3  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  3   0  1  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  0  0   1  0  3  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        3  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-LF     1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Elih Villanueva         P                            0  2
  Ryan Strauss          P                            1  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              44  5 18   5  5  9 24  5
Opp                              33  7 11   7  5  4 27  8

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Buster Posey (21), Dennis Guinn (19)
HR - Opp-2
SH - Opp-2
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tony Delmonico (14), Tommy Oravetz (1)
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Elih Villanueva      L (7-4)    3.2  6  4  4  4  1
Ryan Strauss                    2.2  3  2  2  0  1
John Gast                       0.2  1  0  0  1  1
Geoff Parker                    1.0  1  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 11  7  7  5  4
Opp                  W          9.0 18  5  5  5  9


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FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
3
5
18
0
MIAMI
0
0
4
0
0
0
2
1
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7
11
2
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