Florida State Baseball - 2009 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 2009 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Martin, Head Coach
Chip Baker, Director of Operations
Jesse Collins, Strength and Conditioning
Brian Hoop, Assistant Coach
Jon Jost, Strength and Conditioning
Mike Martin, Jr., Assistant Coach
Jamey Shouppe, Associate Head Coach, Pitchers, Recruiting Coordinator

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2009 FSU Baseball Media Guide


2009 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Brian Busch, 6-2, 254, P, Boca Raton

Kris Castellanos, 6-2, 188, P, Brandon

Spencer Dickinson, 5-9, 162, OF, Tequesta

Brian Ellington, 6-4, 185, P, Gainesville

Sean Gilmartin, 6-2, 179, P-OF, Moorpark, CA

Sherman Johnson, 5-9, 165, IF, Tampa

Kyle Long, 6-7, 286, P-1B, Ivy, VA

Rafael Lopez, 5-9, 197, C-IF, Wellington

Mike Meschke, 6-2, 232, 1B, Marietta, GA

Ray Navarro, 6-0, 179, IF, Miami

James Ramsey, 5-11, 186, IF, Alpharetta, GA

Hunter Scantling, 6-8, 260, P-1B, Jacksonville

Robby Stahl, 6-0, 186, OF, Saint Petersburg Beach

Austin Wood, 6-4, 215, P, Niceville


2009 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  7 Parker Brunelle       C       S-R  6-2   210  So   *    Snellville, GA (Wesleyan)
* 27 Brian Busch           P       L-L  6-2   254  Fr        Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
* 38 Stephen Cardullo      IF      R-R  6-0   198  Jr   **   Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 44 Kris Castellanos      P       L-L  6-2   188  Fr        Brandon (Newsome)
*  2 Ohmed Danesh          OF      L-L  6-0   200  Jr   **   Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
  20 Spencer Dickinson     OF      R-R  5-9   162  Fr        Tequesta (Benjamin)
  33 Brian Ellington       P       R-R  6-4   185  Fr        Gainesville (Oak Hall)
* 28 Tyler Everett         P       L-R  6-2   210  So   *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 18 Ben Francis           P       R-R  6-3   205  Jr   *    Panama City (Mosley/Gulf Coast JC)
* 22 John Gast             P       L-L  6-2   216  So   *    Longwood (Lake Brantley)
*  3 Sean Gilmartin        P-OF    L-L  6-2   179  Fr        Moorpark, CA (Crespi Carmelite)
* 15 Tyler Holt            OF      R-R  6-0   175  So   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 32 Sherman Johnson       IF      L-R  5-9   165  Fr        Tampa (Alonso)
* 19 Matt Kane             C       S-R  6-1   200  So        Lake Worth (Palm Beach Central)
  24 Kyle Long             P-1B    L-L  6-7   286  Fr        Ivy, VA (Saint Anne's-Belfield)             Left school after Fall semester
* 29 Rafael Lopez          C-IF    L-R  5-9   197  So-R      Wellington (Summit Christian/Boston College/Indian River CC)
* 26 Jimmy Marshall        P       R-R  6-1   209  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 25 Mike McGee            P-OF    R-R  6-0   185  So   *    Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
* 45 Mike Meschke          1B      L-R  6-2   232  Jr        Marietta, GA (Pope/North Florida CC)
*  9 Ray Navarro           IF      R-R  6-0   179  Fr        Miami (Florida Christian)
* 31 Ruairi O'Connor       OF      R-R  6-1   218  Sr-R ***  River Forest, IL (Oak Park-River Forest)
* 16 Bo O'Dell             P       R-R  6-2   193  Sr   **   Kissimmee (Osceola/Seminole CC)
*  6 Tommy Oravetz         IF      L-R  5-10  188  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 21 Geoff Parker          P       R-R  6-3   245  So   *    Dade City (Zephyrhills)
* 17 Mark Peterson         P       R-L  6-4   184  Fr-R      Fort Pierce (Lincoln Park Academy)
*  5 Jack Posey            C-IF    R-R  6-1   205  So   *    Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 23 James Ramsey          IF      L-R  5-11  186  Fr        Alpharetta, GA (Wesleyan)
* 24 D'Vontrey Richardson  OF      R-R  6-1   200  So-R *    Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 30 Hunter Scantling      P-1B    R-R  6-8   260  Fr        Jacksonville (Episcopal)
  10 Luke Smierciak        P-OF    R-R  5-10  180  So   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)                   Transferred to TCC
  36 Robby Stahl           OF      R-R  6-0   186  Jr        Saint Petersburg Beach (Saint Petersburg Catholic/Tallahassee CC)
* 13 Jason Stidham         IF      L-R  5-11  185  Jr   **   Palm Bay (Melbourne)
*  1 Stuart Tapley         IF      R-R  5-10  204  So   *    Orlando (Boone)
* 35 Ryan Vigue            P       R-L  6-0   190  So   *    Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
* 14 Austin Wood           P       R-R  6-4   215  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)

2009 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                       PY
R No Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  1 Stuart Tapley         IF      R-R  5-10  204  So   *    Orlando (Boone)
*  2 Ohmed Danesh          OF      L-L  6-0   200  Jr   **   Orlando (Doctor Phillips)
*  3 Sean Gilmartin        P-OF    L-L  6-2   179  Fr        Moorpark, CA (Crespi Carmelite)
*  5 Jack Posey            C-IF    R-R  6-1   205  So   *    Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
*  6 Tommy Oravetz         IF      L-R  5-10  188  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Chiles)
*  7 Parker Brunelle       C       S-R  6-2   210  So   *    Snellville, GA (Wesleyan)
*  9 Ray Navarro           IF      R-R  6-0   179  Fr        Miami (Florida Christian)
  10 Luke Smierciak        P-OF    R-R  5-10  180  So   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)                   Transferred to TCC
* 13 Jason Stidham         IF      L-R  5-11  185  Jr   **   Palm Bay (Melbourne)
* 14 Austin Wood           P       R-R  6-4   215  Fr        Niceville (Niceville)
* 15 Tyler Holt            OF      R-R  6-0   175  So   *    Gainesville (Gainesville)
* 16 Bo O'Dell             P       R-R  6-2   193  Sr   **   Kissimmee (Osceola/Seminole CC)
* 17 Mark Peterson         P       R-L  6-4   184  Fr-R      Fort Pierce (Lincoln Park Academy)
* 18 Ben Francis           P       R-R  6-3   205  Jr   *    Panama City (Mosley/Gulf Coast JC)
* 19 Matt Kane             C       S-R  6-1   200  So        Lake Worth (Palm Beach Central)
  20 Spencer Dickinson     OF      R-R  5-9   162  Fr        Tequesta (Benjamin)
* 21 Geoff Parker          P       R-R  6-3   245  So   *    Dade City (Zephyrhills)
* 22 John Gast             P       L-L  6-2   216  So   *    Longwood (Lake Brantley)
* 23 James Ramsey          IF      L-R  5-11  186  Fr        Alpharetta, GA (Wesleyan)
  24 Kyle Long             P-1B    L-L  6-7   286  Fr        Ivy, VA (Saint Anne's-Belfield)             Left school after Fall semester
* 24 D'Vontrey Richardson  OF      R-R  6-1   200  So-R *    Leesburg, GA (Lee County)
* 25 Mike McGee            P-OF    R-R  6-0   185  So   *    Port Saint Lucie (Port Saint Lucie)
* 26 Jimmy Marshall        P       R-R  6-1   209  Sr   ***  Tallahassee (Chiles)
* 27 Brian Busch           P       L-L  6-2   254  Fr        Boca Raton (West Boca Raton Community)
* 28 Tyler Everett         P       L-R  6-2   210  So   *    Tallahassee (Lincoln)
* 29 Rafael Lopez          C-IF    L-R  5-9   197  So-R      Wellington (Summit Christian/Boston College/Indian River CC)
* 30 Hunter Scantling      P-1B    R-R  6-8   260  Fr        Jacksonville (Episcopal)
* 31 Ruairi O'Connor       OF      R-R  6-1   218  Sr-R ***  River Forest, IL (Oak Park-River Forest)
* 32 Sherman Johnson       IF      L-R  5-9   165  Fr        Tampa (Alonso)
  33 Brian Ellington       P       R-R  6-4   185  Fr        Gainesville (Oak Hall)
* 35 Ryan Vigue            P       R-L  6-0   190  So   *    Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
  36 Robby Stahl           OF      R-R  6-0   186  Jr        Saint Petersburg Beach (Saint Petersburg Catholic/Tallahassee CC)
* 38 Stephen Cardullo      IF      R-R  6-0   198  Jr   **   Coral Springs (Saint Thomas Aquinas)
* 44 Kris Castellanos      P       L-L  6-2   188  Fr        Brandon (Newsome)
* 45 Mike Meschke          1B      L-R  6-2   232  Jr        Marietta, GA (Pope/North Florida CC)

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com

7/12/2008 - Tony Delmonico signed a pro contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
7/20/2008 - Elih Villanueva signed a pro contract with the Florida Marlins.
8/13/2008 - Matt Fairel signed a pro contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
8/15/2008 - Buster Posey signed a pro contract with the San Francisco Giants.


2009 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brian Busch              Ping - 2nd Team Freshman All-American

Stephen Cardullo         Baseball America - 1st Team All-American

Sean Gilmartin           Baseball America - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Rivals.Com - 1st Team Freshman All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 2nd Team All-American
                         Ping - 2nd Team All-American
                         American Baseball Coaches Association - 3rd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 3rd Team All-American
                         Louisville Slugger/TPX - 3rd Team All-American

Tyler Holt               Ping - 1st Team All-American
                         Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Collegiate Baseball - 2nd Team All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 2nd Team All-American

Mike McGee               Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
                         Ping - 2nd Team All-American
                         Nat Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoc - 3rd Team All-American

All-Americans -  5

2009 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kevin Cash               17      C                  New York Yankees
Randy Choate             36-37   P                  Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Daniel Davidson          57      P                  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Matt Diaz                23      OF                 Atlanta Braves
J.D. Drew                 7      OF                 Boston Red Sox
Stephen Drew              6      SS                 Arizona Diamondbacks
Hunter Jones             62      P                  Boston Red Sox
Doug Mientkiewicz        26      1B                 Los Angeles Dodgers
Buster Posey             28      C                  San Francisco Giants
Scott Proctor            43      P                  Florida Marlins
Shane Robinson           33      OF                 St. Louis Cardinals

Noles in the Pros - 11

2009 Schedule and Results

           
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
 SCORE 
CWS
FSU
CB
FSU
BA
FSU
USA
OPP
CB
OPP
BA
OPP
USA
CB
BA
USA
02/20
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 9-3
 
7
24
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/21
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 21-7
 
7
24
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/21
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 3-2
 
7
24
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/22
Ref
H
HOFSTRA
W 10-4
 
7
24
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/26
Ref
H
AUBURN
W 8-7
 
5
22
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/27
Ref
H
AUBURN
W 14-5
 
5
22
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/28
Ref
A
AUBURN
L 9-10
 
5
22
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/03
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
L 4-9
 
6
22
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/04
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
L 4-5
 
6
22
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/06
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
W 4-1
 
6
22
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/07
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
L 6-14
 
6
22
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/08
Ref
H
BOSTON COLLEGE
L 5-12
 
6
22
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/10
Ref
H
HIGH POINT
W 18-4
 
 
 
18
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/11
Ref
H
HIGH POINT
W 4-3
 
 
 
18
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/13
Ref
A
VIRGINIA
L 2-15
5
 
 
18
18
 
23
6
5
5
03/17
Ref
A
FLORIDA
L 4-5
 
 
 
24
 
 
25
13
12
13
03/20
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 5-2
 
 
 
24
18
20
19
15
16
14
03/21
Ref
H
CLEMSON
L 7-8
 
 
 
24
18
20
19
15
16
14
03/22
Ref
H
CLEMSON
W 7-4
 
 
 
24
18
20
19
15
16
14
03/24
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST
W 11-3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/25
Ref
H
FLORIDA GULF COAST
W 11-9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/28
Ref
A
MARYLAND
First 5 1/2 innings played on 3/27 - rain delay.
W 6-2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/28
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 10-2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/29
Ref
A
MARYLAND
W 21-5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/31
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Fl
W 3-2
 
 
 
23
19
20
21
13
12
13
04/03
Ref
A
MIAMI
W 14-4
 
 
 
23
9
11
7
20
 
20
04/04
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 4-6
 
 
 
23
9
11
7
20
 
20
04/05
Ref
A
MIAMI
L 8-14
 
 
 
23
9
11
7
20
 
20
04/08
Ref
A
NORTH FLORIDA
W 14-6
 
 
 
25
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/10
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
W 3-2
5
 
 
25
3
4
2
5
6
4
04/11
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
L 7-12
5
 
 
25
3
4
2
5
6
4
04/12
Ref
H
NORTH CAROLINA
W 9-8
5
 
 
25
3
4
2
5
6
4
04/14
Ref
H
FLORIDA
L 2-10
 
22
 
20
20
 
25
13
12
13
04/15
Ref
H
NORTH FLORIDA
W 8-7
 
22
 
20
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/17
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 9-3
 
22
 
20
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/18
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 4-2
 
22
 
20
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/19
Ref
A
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
W 13-2
 
22
 
20
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/21
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 9-2
 
15
21
16
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/22
Ref
H
UNC-ASHEVILLE
W 11-10
 
15
21
16
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/24
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 15-6
 
15
21
16
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/25
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 6-4
 
15
21
16
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/26
Ref
H
WAKE FOREST
W 14-10
 
15
21
16
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/01
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 10-2
 
9
19
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/02
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 10-4
 
9
19
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/03
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
W 9-4
 
9
19
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/05
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
W 5-2
 
6
16
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/06
Ref
H
FL INTERNATIONAL
W 15-5
 
6
16
10
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/08
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 3-12
 
6
16
10
10
9
8
18
20
18
05/09
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
W 8-6
 
6
16
10
10
9
8
18
20
18
05/10
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH
L 5-6
 
6
16
10
10
9
8
18
20
18
05/14
Ref
H
GRAMBLING STATE
W 9-1
 
7
17
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/15
Ref
H
GRAMBLING STATE
W 14-6
 
7
17
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/15
Ref
H
GRAMBLING STATE
W 9-7
 
7
17
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/16
Ref
H
GRAMBLING STATE
W 10-2
 
7
17
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/20
Ref
N
BOSTON COLLEGE
ACC, Durham, NC
W 7-2
 
7
12
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/21
Ref
N
MIAMI
ACC, Durham, NC
W 4-2
 
7
12
7
16
23
17
20
 
20
05/23
Ref
N
GEORGIA TECH
ACC, Durham, NC
L 2-9
 
7
12
7
14
14
12
18
20
18
05/24
Ref
N
VIRGINIA
ACC Championship, Durham, NC
L 3-6
5
7
12
7
21
16
15
6
5
5
05/29
Ref
H
MARIST COLLEGE
NCAA
W 16-4
 
6
10
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/30
Ref
H
GEORGIA
NCAA
W 8-2
 
6
10
8
 
 
22
 
 
24
05/31
Ref
H
OHIO STATE
NCAA Championship
W 37-6
 
6
10
8
 
 
 
25
 
 
06/05
Ref
H
ARKANSAS
NCAA Super Regional
L 2-7
3
6
10
8
 
 
23
4
7
6
06/06
Ref
H
ARKANSAS
NCAA Super Regional
L 8-9
3
6
10
8
 
 
23
4
7
6
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   45-18    33- 8     9- 8     3- 2
VS ACC          19- 9    11- 4     8- 5     0- 0
AGAINST TOP 25   9-13     5- 5     2- 6     2- 2

FINAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL POLL - 10
FINAL BASEBALL AMERICA POLL    -  9
FINAL USA TODAY/COACHES POLL   - 10

2009 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 1  FLORIDA STATE        19- 9    45-18 
 2  CLEMSON              19-11    44-22 
 3  BOSTON COLLEGE       14-15    34-26 
 4t MARYLAND             10-20    27-27 
 4t NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10-20    25-31 
 6  WAKE FOREST           6-24    22-30 
 
COASTAL DIVISION
 1  NORTH CAROLINA       19-10    48-18 
 2  GEORGIA TECH         17-10-1  38-19-1
 3  MIAMI                18-12    38-22 
 4  VIRGINIA             16-11-1  49-15-1
 5  DUKE                 15-15    35-24 
 6  VIRGINIA TECH        12-17    32-21 

2009 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Durham, NC
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
05/20/2009  (5)MIAMI 8, (4)GEORGIA TECH 6                       
05/20/2009  (1)FLORIDA STATE 7, (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 2             
05/20/2009  (2)NORTH CAROLINA 8, (7)DUKE 3                      
05/21/2009  (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 7, (4)GEORGIA TECH 3              
05/21/2009  (1)FLORIDA STATE 4, (5)MIAMI 2                      
05/21/2009  (6)VIRGINIA 6, (3)CLEMSON 5                         
05/22/2009  (8)BOSTON COLLEGE 10, (5)MIAMI 1                    
05/22/2009  (7)DUKE 10, (3)CLEMSON 4                            
05/22/2009  (6)VIRGINIA 11, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 1                 
05/23/2009  (4)GEORGIA TECH 9, (1)FLORIDA STATE 2               
05/23/2009  (3)CLEMSON 4, (2)NORTH CAROLINA 3                   
05/23/2009  (6)VIRGINIA 11, (7)DUKE 7                           
05/24/2009  (6)VIRGINIA 6, (1)FLORIDA STATE 3                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ACC Championship, Durham, NC                                                                                                                                                                            
5/20/2009 - Miami 8, Georgia Tech 6                                                                                                                                                                     
            Florida State 7, Boston College 2                                                                                                                                                           
            North Carolina 8, Duke 3                                                                                                                                                                    
5/21/2009 - Boston College 7, Georgia Tech 3                                                                                                                                                            
            Florida State 4, Miami 2                                                                                                                                                                    
            Virginia 6, Clemson 5                                                                                                                                                                       
5/22/2009 - Boston College 10, Miami 1                                                                                                                                                                  
            Duke 10, Clemson 4                                                                                                                                                                          
            Virginia 11, North Carolina 1                                                                                                                                                               
5/23/2009 - Georgia Tech 9, Florida State 1                                                                                                                                                             
            Clemson 4, North Carolina 3                                                                                                                                                                 
            Virginia 11, Duke 7                                                                                                                                                                         
5/24/2009 - Virginia 6, Florida State 3                                                                                                                                                                 

STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
02/20/2009
HOFSTRA
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Posey
Parker
Brunelle
02/21/2009
HOFSTRA
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
James
Ramsey
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
02/21/2009
HOFSTRA
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Rafael
Lopez
02/22/2009
HOFSTRA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Ohmed
Danesh
Rafael
Lopez
02/26/2009
AUBURN
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
02/27/2009
AUBURN
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
02/28/2009
AUBURN
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
Meschke
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
03/03/2009
JACKSONVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
03/04/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee
Mike
Meschke
Ohmed
Danesh
Tommy
Oravetz
Rafael
Lopez
03/06/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Tommy
Oravetz
Rafael
Lopez
03/07/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
Tommy
Oravetz
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
03/08/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Ohmed
Danesh
Stephen
Cardullo
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
03/10/2009
HIGH POINT
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Ohmed
Danesh
Stephen
Cardullo
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
03/11/2009
HIGH POINT
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Stephen
Cardullo
D'Vontrey
Richardson
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
03/13/2009
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Ruairi
O'Connor
Rafael
Lopez
03/17/2009
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
03/20/2009
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Mike
McGee
Ohmed
Danesh
03/21/2009
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Jack
Posey
Mike
McGee
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
03/22/2009
CLEMSON
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Jack
Posey
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Ruairi
O'Connor
Parker
Brunelle
03/24/2009
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Tommy
Oravetz
Ruairi
O'Connor
Parker
Brunelle
03/25/2009
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
03/28/2009
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Jack
Posey
Stephen
Cardullo
Rafael
Lopez
Ruairi
O'Connor
03/28/2009
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
James
Ramsey
Mike
Meschke
Parker
Brunelle
03/29/2009
MARYLAND
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
Ruairi
O'Connor
03/31/2009
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Jack
Posey
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
04/03/2009
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Jack
Posey
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Rafael
Lopez
04/04/2009
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Jack
Posey
Tommy
Oravetz
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
04/05/2009
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Jack
Posey
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Ohmed
Danesh
Parker
Brunelle
04/08/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Ohmed
Danesh
Parker
Brunelle
04/10/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
Ohmed
Danesh
04/11/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
Ohmed
Danesh
04/12/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
James
Ramsey
Jack
Posey
Ohmed
Danesh
Parker
Brunelle
04/14/2009
FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
04/15/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Ohmed
Danesh
Parker
Brunelle
04/17/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Rafael
Lopez
04/18/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Rafael
Lopez
04/19/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
Ohmed
Danesh
James
Ramsey
Parker
Brunelle
04/21/2009
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Ohmed
Danesh
Rafael
Lopez
04/22/2009
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Tommy
Oravetz
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
Ohmed
Danesh
James
Ramsey
Parker
Brunelle
04/24/2009
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Ohmed
Danesh
Rafael
Lopez
04/25/2009
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Rafael
Lopez
04/26/2009
WAKE FOREST
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Jack
Posey
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Rafael
Lopez
05/01/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Rafael
Lopez
05/02/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Ruairi
O'Connor
Rafael
Lopez
05/03/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Ruairi
O'Connor
Parker
Brunelle
05/05/2009
JACKSONVILLE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Rafael
Lopez
05/06/2009
FL INTERNATIONAL
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
Parker
Brunelle
05/08/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
05/09/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
05/10/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Posey
Parker
Brunelle
05/14/2009
GRAMBLING STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ruairi
O'Connor
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
05/15/2009
GRAMBLING STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
Parker
Brunelle
05/15/2009
GRAMBLING STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Rafael
Lopez
05/16/2009
GRAMBLING STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Tommy
Oravetz
Ruairi
O'Connor
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Jack
Posey
Parker
Brunelle
05/20/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
05/21/2009
MIAMI
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
05/23/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Parker
Brunelle
05/24/2009
VIRGINIA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Rafael
Lopez
Ohmed
Danesh
Jack
Posey
D'Vontrey
Richardson
05/29/2009
MARIST COLLEGE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Jack
Posey
Ruairi
O'Connor
Rafael
Lopez
05/30/2009
GEORGIA
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Rafael
Lopez
05/31/2009
OHIO STATE
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
James
Ramsey
Rafael
Lopez
06/05/2009
ARKANSAS
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ruairi
O'Connor
Jack
Posey
Rafael
Lopez
06/06/2009
ARKANSAS
Tyler
Holt
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Tommy
Oravetz
Ohmed
Danesh
Mike
Meschke
Rafael
Lopez

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
02/20/2009
HOFSTRA
Geoff
Parker
Parker
Brunelle
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
02/21/2009
HOFSTRA
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
02/21/2009
HOFSTRA
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
02/22/2009
HOFSTRA
Mike
McGee
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
02/26/2009
AUBURN
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
02/27/2009
AUBURN
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
02/28/2009
AUBURN
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/03/2009
JACKSONVILLE
Mike
McGee
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/04/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Austin
Wood
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
03/06/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
03/07/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Stephen
Cardullo
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/08/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
John
Gast
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/10/2009
HIGH POINT
Bo
O'Dell
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/11/2009
HIGH POINT
Austin
Wood
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/13/2009
VIRGINIA
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Stephen
Cardullo
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/17/2009
FLORIDA
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/20/2009
CLEMSON
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
03/21/2009
CLEMSON
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/22/2009
CLEMSON
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Ruairi
O'Connor
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
03/24/2009
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Bo
O'Dell
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
03/25/2009
FLORIDA GULF COAST
Austin
Wood
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
03/28/2009
MARYLAND
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
03/28/2009
MARYLAND
Brian
Busch
Parker
Brunelle
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
James
Ramsey
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
03/29/2009
MARYLAND
Mike
McGee
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
James
Ramsey
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
03/31/2009
FLORIDA
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
04/03/2009
MIAMI
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/04/2009
MIAMI
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
04/05/2009
MIAMI
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
04/08/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Bo
O'Dell
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/10/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/11/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/12/2009
NORTH CAROLINA
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
James
Ramsey
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/14/2009
FLORIDA
Bo
O'Dell
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
James
Ramsey
Tyler
Holt
Mike
McGee
04/15/2009
NORTH FLORIDA
Austin
Wood
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/17/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/18/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/19/2009
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
James
Ramsey
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/21/2009
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Hunter
Scantling
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/22/2009
UNC-ASHEVILLE
Austin
Wood
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Tommy
Oravetz
Stuart
Tapley
Jason
Stidham
James
Ramsey
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/24/2009
WAKE FOREST
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/25/2009
WAKE FOREST
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
04/26/2009
WAKE FOREST
Mike
McGee
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Ruairi
O'Connor
Tyler
Holt
D'Vontrey
Richardson
05/01/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/02/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Geoff
Parker
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
05/03/2009
VIRGINIA TECH
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Ohmed
Danesh
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
05/05/2009
JACKSONVILLE
Hunter
Scantling
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/06/2009
FL INTERNATIONAL
Tyler
Everett
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/08/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/09/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/10/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
05/14/2009
GRAMBLING STATE
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
05/15/2009
GRAMBLING STATE
Brian
Busch
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/15/2009
GRAMBLING STATE
Hunter
Scantling
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/16/2009
GRAMBLING STATE
Mike
McGee
Parker
Brunelle
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Tommy
Oravetz
Stephen
Cardullo
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
05/20/2009
BOSTON COLLEGE
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/21/2009
MIAMI
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/23/2009
GEORGIA TECH
Hunter
Scantling
Parker
Brunelle
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/24/2009
VIRGINIA
Mike
McGee
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
D'Vontrey
Richardson
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/29/2009
MARIST COLLEGE
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
05/30/2009
GEORGIA
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
05/31/2009
OHIO STATE
Mike
McGee
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
James
Ramsey
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh
06/05/2009
ARKANSAS
Sean
Gilmartin
Rafael
Lopez
Jack
Posey
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ruairi
O'Connor
06/06/2009
ARKANSAS
Brian
Busch
Rafael
Lopez
Mike
Meschke
Jason
Stidham
Stuart
Tapley
Stephen
Cardullo
Mike
McGee
Tyler
Holt
Ohmed
Danesh

2009 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== Sean Gilmartin .600 35 15 10 4 6 2 0 0 4 8 .800 4 0 3 0 .714 0 0 0 0 Jimmy Marshall .500 28 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0 0 1 0 .500 0 0 0 0 Matt Kane .500 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 1 0 0 0 .667 0 0 0 0 Sherman Johnson .476 28 0 21 6 10 2 1 1 10 17 .810 5 0 2 1 .577 0 0 0 0 Tyler Holt .401 63 63 237 87 95 23 2 5 28 137 .578 54 7 47 5 .520 2 4 34 39 Mike McGee .379 61 59 198 66 75 18 1 19 78 152 .768 40 7 47 4 .494 2 4 13 16 Stephen Cardullo .376 62 62 237 76 89 20 3 10 51 145 .612 45 5 46 5 .479 3 5 20 24 Jason Stidham .363 63 63 223 55 81 24 2 12 76 145 .650 44 7 35 3 .465 10 2 5 10 Mike Meschke .322 49 15 87 22 28 10 0 3 23 47 .540 16 0 22 2 .423 1 0 0 0 Stuart Tapley .316 63 62 215 46 68 18 0 13 60 125 .581 44 11 58 5 .444 7 6 8 11 D'Vontrey Richardson .304 46 22 79 23 24 6 1 0 10 32 .405 6 3 26 2 .371 1 0 2 4 James Ramsey .294 45 9 68 19 20 3 0 2 14 29 .426 13 2 18 1 .412 2 0 0 0 Rafael Lopez .287 54 47 150 33 43 4 0 4 29 59 .393 17 3 24 3 .360 5 6 1 3 Ray Navarro .286 6 0 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 .286 1 0 2 0 .375 0 0 0 0 Ohmed Danesh .262 63 43 168 34 44 13 1 6 34 77 .458 25 2 48 5 .360 2 1 9 11 Tommy Oravetz .257 63 53 191 37 49 11 3 8 33 90 .471 31 14 43 7 .392 4 2 2 2 Geoff Parker .250 31 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 0 1 0 .250 0 0 0 0 Parker Brunelle .239 38 16 71 12 17 2 2 0 11 23 .324 11 3 16 1 .356 2 0 0 0 Ruairi O'Connor .209 31 13 43 8 9 2 0 1 5 14 .326 8 1 7 1 .346 0 1 0 1 Jack Posey .203 52 41 138 18 28 5 0 5 28 48 .348 20 3 29 3 .307 5 2 0 1 John Gast .000 28 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Tyler Everett .000 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Hunter Scantling .000 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 Brian Busch .000 19 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Mark Peterson .000 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Bo O'Dell .000 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Austin Wood .000 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Ben Francis .000 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Kris Castellanos .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 Ryan Vigue .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .321 63 63 2152 550 691 163 16 89 496 1153 .536 386 68 475 48 .432 46 33 94 122 Opp .256 63 63 2082 355 532 99 2 64 313 827 .397 303 65 468 52 .364 24 38 41 74

2009 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 ======================================================================================================================== Sean Gilmartin 3.49 12 3 18 15 2 0 0 1 98.0 81 48 38 37 83 15 0 14 367 .221 11 6 2 3 3 Brian Busch 3.97 6 2 19 13 0 0 0 0 90.2 81 48 40 35 70 14 1 11 330 .245 4 12 1 7 7 Mike McGee 4.04 6 2 15 13 0 0 0 0 69.0 64 41 31 42 72 8 0 10 258 .248 11 5 0 1 1 Jack Posey 4.08 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 17.2 21 12 8 9 16 3 0 2 72 .292 2 2 0 1 0 Tyler Everett 4.38 0 0 21 1 0 0 0 1 37.0 38 22 18 18 30 8 1 1 140 .271 1 7 0 0 1 Hunter Scantling 4.63 3 1 19 4 0 0 0 0 35.0 33 27 18 14 20 10 0 4 125 .264 2 5 0 3 3 Geoff Parker 4.82 6 2 31 5 0 0 0 1 65.1 54 40 35 41 65 13 0 5 236 .229 11 11 0 2 5 Jimmy Marshall 4.85 3 2 28 0 0 0 0 10 26.0 24 15 14 24 39 6 0 1 101 .238 2 4 0 1 1 John Gast 5.12 5 3 28 3 0 0 0 0 38.2 43 33 22 21 24 7 0 4 154 .279 6 5 1 1 5 Austin Wood 6.35 0 0 9 5 0 0 0 0 22.2 24 22 16 25 13 5 0 2 85 .282 6 2 0 2 6 Mark Peterson 6.75 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 18.2 23 14 14 15 15 4 0 2 76 .303 2 1 0 0 3 Bo O'Dell 6.84 3 2 11 4 0 0 0 0 25.0 35 23 19 11 17 4 0 5 104 .337 2 4 0 2 2 Ben Francis 10.38 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 8 5 5 4 1 2 0 1 20 .400 2 1 0 1 0 Ryan Vigue 10.80 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 8 .250 0 0 0 0 0 Kris Castellanos 13.50 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 3 3 5 2 0 0 1 6 .167 1 0 0 0 1 ==================================================================================================== FSU 4.62 48 18 240 63 2 0 0 13 551.2 532 355 283 303 468 99 2 64 2082 .256 63 65 4 24 38 Opp 8.26 18 45 63 63 1 0 0 5 530.1 691 550 487 386 475 163 16 89 2152 .321 63 68 22 46 33

2009 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Ohmed Danesh 76 1 0 1.000 0 Brian Busch 4 18 0 1.000 0 Austin Wood 0 5 0 1.000 0 Bo O'Dell 1 3 0 1.000 0 Matt Kane 4 0 0 1.000 0 Mark Peterson 0 4 0 1.000 0 Jimmy Marshall 1 2 0 1.000 0 Kris Castellanos 0 2 0 1.000 0 Ray Navarro 1 1 0 1.000 0 Tyler Holt 139 2 1 .993 1 Rafael Lopez 305 48 4 .989 4 Mike Meschke 151 12 2 .988 26 Jack Posey 305 21 5 .985 21 Parker Brunelle 147 21 4 .977 3 Sean Gilmartin 18 15 1 .971 0 Ruairi O'Connor 22 1 1 .958 0 Jason Stidham 143 195 16 .955 47 Stephen Cardullo 165 156 21 .939 39 Mike McGee 59 10 6 .920 1 Sherman Johnson 9 14 2 .920 6 Tommy Oravetz 18 27 4 .918 5 Stuart Tapley 33 99 15 .898 11 John Gast 1 16 2 .895 0 D'Vontrey Richardson 29 4 4 .892 1 Geoff Parker 8 14 3 .880 1 Hunter Scantling 3 3 1 .857 0 Tyler Everett 3 2 1 .833 0 James Ramsey 9 1 3 .769 0 Ben Francis 1 1 1 .667 0 Ryan Vigue 0 0 0 .000 0 ======================== FSU 1655 698 97 .960 62 Opp 1591 563 79 .965 60
FLORIDA STATE 9, HOFSTRA 3
02/20/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Victorious On Opening Day.

The Seminoles shake off a slow start to extend their opening day win streak to 11-games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (1-0) started the 2009 season on the right foot courtesy of a 9-3 victory over Hofstra (0-1) Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles pounded out 13 hits against the Pride to extend their win streak to 11 straight on opening day.

Sophomore Mike McGee paced the Seminole offense as he tied a career-high with three hits on Friday. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native also knocked in three runs including a two-run single in the fourth which put the Seminoles ahead for good. Tyler Holt and Ohmed Danesh contributed offensively with a pair of hits in the win. Holt finished the evening 2-for-3 with a bunt single and a double, while Danesh was a perfect 2-for-2 with a single, a double and two RBI.

The Seminoles found themselves down early as Hofstra ran out to an early 3-1 lead after the first two innings. The Pride had their way with Florida State starter Geoff Parker (1-0) through the first two innings recording three runs on five hits. But Parker settled down nicely and worked three straight scoreless innings before giving way to the Seminole bullpen in the sixth.

Hofstra's Mark Stuckless led off the game with a double to the gap in right center and scored three batters later as Parker unleashed on a wild pitch despite registering a strikeout to Chris Mentrasti. After issuing a walk to designated hitter Jim Best, Parker escaped further damage in the first by getting Elliot Hagburg to fly out to Holt in center.

The lead was short lived as Florida State came right back to tie the game in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jason Stidham. Tommy Oravetz got things started as he recorded his 27th career hit-by-pitch. After a McGee single moved Oravetz to second, both runners would advance a base on a passed ball. Oravetz came around to score on the Stidham sac-fly.

The Pride regained the lead in the second with three consecutive singles off Parker. Stuckless picked up his second hit in as many at-bats driving an RBI single to center scoring first baseman Adam Perlo. Following a strikeout to Tom Legregni, Matt Prokopowicz picked up his first hit of the season with a RBI single through the left side scoring John Kenny for a two-run advantage.

In the bottom of the third, the Seminoles cut the deficit in half after just three pitches. Oravetz took the first pitch he saw from Hofstra starter Brody Fontaine (0-1) off the wall in right center for his first triple of the season. He scored two pitches later on an RBI groundout to short by McGee.

The Seminoles took control of the game in the fourth as the first three batters reached. Designated hitter Jack Posey led off the inning with a four pitch walk and Parker Brunelle reached as he was plunked with a 1-0 offering from Fontaine. Holt followed with a nicely placed bunt single towards first to load the bases with nobody out. After a pop-up to second by Oravetz, McGee gave the Seminoles the lead for good lacing a single to left scoring Posey and Brunelle. The next two runs came on two outs as Holt scored from second on a single by Stuart Tapley and then a fielding error by the Pride shortstop. D'Vontrey Richardson then drew a bases loaded walk to plate McGee for the fourth run of the inning.

Parker settled down nicely over the next three innings allowing just one hit. He retired the Pride in order in the third and finished the game with three strikeouts in five innings of work to pick up his first win of the season.

In the sixth, Florida State plated two more runs to extend its lead to 8-3. Rafael Lopez notched his first RBI as a Seminole sending a sacrifice fly to right scoring Stephen Cardullo who reached on a walk. A batter later pinch hitter Ohmed Danesh stepped in and ripped an RBI double to the gap in right center scoring Richardson from second. Richardson was 1-for-4 on opening day with a single, a run scored and an RBI.

Danesh added to his RBI total with two outs in the eighth singling to right to score James Ramsey for a 9-3 Seminole advantage. Ramsey reached with an infield single to second for his first collegiate hit and finished the evening 1-for-1 with a hit-by-pitch.

In his first collegiate start at first base, Cardullo had a fantastic outing recording 15 putouts and one assist. At the plate, the Coral Springs, Fla., native finished Friday evening 1-for-2 with a single but reached base four times as he registered three walks.

The Seminole bullpen looked mighty impressive on Friday as three pitchers combined to throw four shutout innings allowing just two hits while striking out four. Freshman Brian Busch followed Parker and worked two innings striking out a pair. Fellow freshman Hunter Scantling gave up a double to the first batter that he faced but settled down nicely recording a strikeout looking and then back-to-back ground outs to short.

Jimmy Marshall preserved the victory for the Seminoles on opening day as he pitched the ninth. The senior right hander struck out one while giving up one hit. It marked the 79th career relief appearance for Marshall in a Seminole uniform.

Florida State and Hofstra will head back to the diamond for a doubleheader on Saturday with the first pitch coming at 1:00 p.m. Game two will begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one. Game one will also be shown live on ACC Select while fans can view all the action from both games of the doubleheader on gametracker. Game one will feature a ceremonial first pitch thrown out by FSU women's basketball head coach Sue Semrau while a raffle auction will be held with all the proceeds going to the Dick Howser Center.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-CF     2  0  2   2  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        3  2  1   0  1  0  1  2
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  3   3  0  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PR-LF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        4  0  0   1  0  1  2  7
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  2
Stephen Cardullo        1B        2  1  1   0  2  0 15  1
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        4  1  1   1  1  1  0  0
Jack Posey              DH        1  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH-DH     2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         2  1  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Rafael Lopez          C         1  0  0   1  0  0  4  1
Geoff Parker            P                            0  2
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  9 13   8  6  2 26 15
Opp                              36  3  8   2  1  7 24 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Geoff Parker (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Ohmed Danesh (1)
3B - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1), Mike McGee (1), Stuart Tapley (1), James Ramsey (1), Parker Brunelle (1)
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (1), Rafael Lopez (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         W (1-0)    5.0  6  3  3  1  3
Brian Busch                     2.0  0  0  0  0  2
Hunter Scantling                1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  1  7
Opp                  L          8.0 13  9  8  7  2


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FLORIDA STATE 21, HOFSTRA 7
02/21/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Pounds Hofstra 21-7 In Game One.

The Seminoles hit three home runs in the first game of Saturday's double dip.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (2-0) scored early and often as the Seminoles took game one of a doubleheader 21-7 over Hofstra (0-2) on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Garnet and Gold recorded 12 hits and took advantage of 15 walks, three hit-by-pitches and five Pride errors en route to the 14-run, seven-inning victory.

Five Seminoles registered multiple RBI, while three Seminoles unloaded on their first home run of the season in game one. Florida State ran out to a 16-0 lead through the first three innings scoring six in the first, four in the second and six again in the third. Every Seminole starter scored a run by the end of the second inning, while 11 of the 21 runs scored on Saturday afternoon came on two-outs.

In his first start behind the plate, sophomore transfer Rafael Lopez registered an RBI in his first at-bat in the first drawing a bases loaded walk. He would record the first Seminole home run of the season and his first as a Seminole in the second unloading on a grand slam over the fence in right center. After hitting a ball just foul down the right field line, Lopez worked the count to 3-2 before hitting his first career grand slam. Lopez finished the afternoon with a game-high five RBI.

"It was different, I am so used to playing shortstop," said Lopez on starting at catcher for the first time in his career. "It was definitely a good experience. I enjoyed every bit of it. "The first pitch, I actually didn't think I hit it that good," continued Lopez. "The next pitch I just saw real well and swung. I was trying to hit a line drive and hit the ball hard. Once I hit, I knew it was gone. It was just awesome. My first hit is a grand slam. Hopefully, I can keep hitting the ball well."

Stuart Tapley added his first home run of the season in the third smashing a 3-2 pitch over the scoreboard in left for a three-run shot. The sophomore third baseman finished the game 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBI.

Junior Ohmed Danesh continued his torrid hitting as he was a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. Through the first two games of the season, Danesh is 5-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, a home run and six RBI. The Orlando, Fla., native came off the bench in the bottom of the third and clobbered a three-run blast over the fence in right center for his first round tripper of the season.

Shortstops Jason Stidham and Ray Navarro each went 2-for-3 with two RBI. Stidham also added a pair of runs to his offensive output on Saturday.

Stephen Cardullo added to his walk total on the season with three more in game one. The junior first baseman now has six on the year with no strikeouts.

D'Vontrey Richardson made his second start in right and finished the game 2-for-4 with a career-high four runs scored. He also registered his first outfield assist in the first inning firing a bullet to home to get Mark Stuckless out at the plate.

In his first collegiate start, sophomore John Gast went 4.1 innings allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits. He struck out one and walked four to pick up his first win as a Seminole.

Tyler Everett worked a scoreless 0.2 of an inning posting a strikeout. Freshman Austin Wood finished the game throwing two innings in his first appearance for the Garnet and Gold. The right hander gave up a run on three hits while striking out one.

The Seminoles reached the 20-run plateau for the first time in 2009 and the first time since a 24-9 victory over Bucknell in the 2008 NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        1  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-CF     3  2  3   4  0  0  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        1  1  0   1  1  0  0  2
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Sherman Johnson       PR-2B     2  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Mike McGee              LF        1  2  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     2  1  0   0  1  1  2  0
Jason Stidham           SS        3  2  2   2  0  0  2  3
  Ray Navarro           SS        3  0  2   2  0  1  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  2  1   3  1  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            3B        1  0  0   0  2  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B        0  2  0   0  3  0  4  1
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   1  1  0  3  0
James Ramsey            DH        5  1  0   0  0  3  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        4  4  2   0  1  0  0  1
Rafael Lopez            C         2  1  1   5  1  1  2  1
  Matt Kane             C         1  2  0   0  1  0  4  0
John Gast               P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Austin Wood           P                            0  0
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FSU                              32 21 12  19 15  6 21 10
Opp                              29  7 10   6  6  3 18  4

E - Opp-3, FSU-Sherman Johnson (1), Stephen Cardullo (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2), Jason Stidham (1)
HR - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1), Stuart Tapley (1), Rafael Lopez (1)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Tommy Oravetz (2), Mike McGee (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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John Gast            W (1-0)    4.1  7  6  5  4  1
Tyler Everett                   0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Austin Wood                     2.0  3  1  1  2  1
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FSU                             7.0 10  7  6  6  3
Opp                  L          7.0 12 21 16 15  6


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FLORIDA STATE 3, HOFSTRA 2
02/21/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McGee's Home Run The Difference In 3-2 Victory Over Hofstra.

Freshman Sean Gilmartin pitches six innings in his first collegiate start.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After exploding for 21 runs in game one, Florida State (3-0) held on for a 3-2 victory over Hofstra (0-3) in game two to sweep Saturday's doubleheader on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Sophomore Mike McGee's solo home run in the bottom of the sixth was the difference as the Seminoles hung on for the one-run victory over the Pride.

McGee joined Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo with two hits a piece in Saturday night's game two victory.

"It's always good to start off 3-0" said McGee. "This game was a lot of fun. It gives you a good feel of how competitive this game can be and how you can never relax regardless of who you are playing. A 3-2 game can really help a lot. It gives the players a good feel for what's its like to be in a close game."

Freshman Sean Gilmartin (1-0) threw six innings to pick up the win in his first collegiate start. The Moorpark, Calif., native gave up just one run on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

"When I was out there, I really didn't feel anything, it was more adrenaline than anything else" explained Gilmartin. "It was pretty exciting. I was able to put the ball where I wanted it so that was good."

After cruising through the first three innings, Gilmartin found himself in a jam in the fourth as the first three Pride batters reached on a pair of singles and a walk. But the freshman southpaw showed great poise posting consecutive strikeouts to Matt Wynn and Dion Pouncil before getting Elliot Hagburg to fly out to center to keep the game knotted at zero.

Hofstra struck first in the fifth as Mark Stuckless drew a one out walk and moved to third on a double down the right field line by second baseman Tom Legregni. Stuckless scored one batter later on a groundout by Matt Prokopowicz to give the Pride a 1-0 lead.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles came roaring back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 2-1 advantage. Stephen Cardullo got things started as he led off the inning with single to left, the second of two hits on the evening. After moving up 90 feet on a groundout to second by Ohmed Danesh, Cardullo would come around to score on a base hit to left by designated hitter Mike Meschke. With two outs, Tyler Holt would give FSU its first lead of the game lacing a double down the left field line scoring Meschke easily from third.

Gilmartin got in trouble in the sixth putting runners on first and third with only one out but was able to induce an inning ending double play off the bat of Hagburg to maintain the one-run Florida State lead.

McGee added to the Seminole lead in the sixth taking a 2-0 offering from Pride starter Rob Kumbatovic (0-1) over the wall in left for his first home run of the season and seventh of his career.

"I was really glad to get that home run," added McGee. "It's just one of those things...when am I going to get my first home run. I'm really glad to get that one out of the way, now I don't have to think about it any more. I got it out of the way and now I can focus on hitting."

Hofstra would cut into the lead in the top of the seventh scoring an unearned run off sophomore reliever Tyler Everett. After getting the first two outs of the inning, Everett allowed an infield single to Legregni followed by back-to-back walks leading to a Seminole pitching change. With freshman Brian Busch in the game, Legregni scored on a passed ball by Rafael Lopez. Busch would close the door on the Pride fighting back to get Nick Panzarella swinging on strikes to end the threat.

With a one-run lead heading into the ninth, the Seminoles turned the ball over to senior Jimmy Marshall. Marshall gave up a single to the very first batter that he faced as Stuckless drove a 1-1 offering back up the middle. Stuckless then moved into scoring position a batter later on a sacrifice bunt by Legregni. On a ball in the dirt with Prokopowicz at the plate, catcher Rafael Lopez made a nice block, pounced on the ball and threw a dart to Stuart Tapley to get Stuckless trying to steal third for the second out of the inning. Marshall took care of the rest getting Prokopowicz looking on strikes to record his first save of the season.

Kumbatovic pitched well for the Pride throwing eight innings allowing three runs on nine hits. He struck out four and walked none on 100 pitches.

Florida State will return to the field against Hofstra on Sunday for the fourth and final game of the series. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m., while fans can listen to all the action live on 100.7 FM with Eric Luallen providing all the play-by-play action. Gametracker will also be available for Sunday's contest at www.seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  2   1  0  0  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  2
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  2   1  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  0  1  2  2
Stephen Cardullo        1B        3  1  2   0  0  0  8  3
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Mike Meschke            DH        3  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  0  0  7  3
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  0
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
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FSU                              31  3  9   3  0  4 27 14
Opp                              32  2  9   1  5  8 24 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
HR - FSU-Mike McGee (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (3)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Stuart Tapley (1)

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Sean Gilmartin       W (1-0)    6.0  7  1  1  3  4
Tyler Everett                   0.2  1  1  0  2  0
Brian Busch                     1.1  0  0  0  0  3
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(1)      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  1  5  8
Opp                  L          8.0  9  3  3  0  4


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FLORIDA STATE 10, HOFSTRA 4
02/22/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Completes Sweep With 10-4 Win Over Hofstra.

The Seminoles register 16 hits on Sunday including seven doubles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (4-0) completed the four-game sweep of Hofstra (4-0) with a 10-4 victory Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles registered 16 hits in game four including seven doubles all coming in the first four innings.

Leading the offensive attack on Sunday was leadoff batter Tyler Holt who finished with a game-high three hits. The sophomore center fielder reached base on four of his six plate appearances and finished the game with a pair of doubles, a single and a walk. He also scored three times in the series finale.

"You know it's really important, it's really big to start off well," head coach Mike Martin said. "Say what you want to about Hofstra, they had four seniors, two or three juniors. They are pretty dad gum good. That bunch was impressive."

Sophomore Mike McGee wrapped up another successful opening weekend in a Seminole uniform as the Port St. Lucie, Fla., native worked six innings in his first start of the season. The right hander allowed two runs, all unearned, on five hits to pick up win number one on the year. He walked just one while striking out three Pride hitters.

At the plate, McGee went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. He finished the weekend hitting .556 (6-for-11) with a double, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored. McGee slugged .909 while posting a .667 on-base percentage. Last year in his first collegiate series, McGee posted multiple hits in all three games against Duquesne en route to a .727 average.

"You start with Mike McGee," explained Martin. "He controlled both sides of the plate; his fastball and his curveball got going. He's a great competitor. You are just glad he's on your team."

Three doubles in the bottom of the first led to an early 2-0 Florida State lead. Holt led off the inning with a double over the head of left fielder Scott A'Hara. After two straight outs, Jason Stidham and Stuart Tapley followed with back-to-back RBI doubles to give FSU a two-run advantage. Stidham came within inches of hitting his first home run of the season but the ball hit off the top of the fence in right center for a standup double while scoring Holt easily from third. Tapley then drilled a double to the wall in deep center plating Stidham for the second run of the inning.

Hofstra threatened in the top of the second loading the bases with only one out but came away empty handed. McGee got out of the jam recording consecutive strikeouts including a called third strike on center fielder John Kenny to end the inning.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the bottom of the inning thanks to a two-run single back up the middle off the bat of catcher Rafael Lopez. D'Vontrey Richardson led off the inning with a walk and moved to third on a double off the fence in right by Ohmed Danesh. Both would score one batter later on Lopez' base hit up the middle.

The Pride cut the Seminole lead in half scoring two unearned runs in the top of the third. Mark Stuckless started the inning with a single to center and moved to second on a passed ball. He scored a batter later on an RBI double by Tom Legregni. After a pop up by Matt Prokopowicz, Legregni successfully stole third and came around to score on an errant throw by Lopez on the attempted throw down to third.

A trio of doubles in the fourth led to a pair of runs for Florida State as the Seminoles regained their four-run cushion. Holt started the charge once again with a leadoff double to right. He scored two batters later on a double to left center by McGee. Stidham would follow with his second double of the game lacing a ball down the right field foul line for his second two bagger of the game.

McGee kept the Pride off the scoreboard until his departure after six facing the minimum number of hitters in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. After giving up a single to Kenny to begin the fifth, McGee quickly erased the Pride base runner picking off Kenny at first.

The Seminoles pushed their lead to 7-2 in the sixth with all the offensive action coming on two outs. Stidham drew a two-out walk and moved into scoring position as he successfully stole his first base of the season. Tapley followed with his second hit of the game lining a base hit up the middle scoring Stidham for the seventh Seminole run of the game. Tapley finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBI and a walk. Three of Sunday's runs all came on two outs.

Hofstra made things interesting in the seventh scoring two off reliever Bo O'Dell. The senior right hander had trouble locating the strikeout zone as he gave up three walks and a single. His third walk came with the bases loaded as Kenny drove in Elliot Hagburg for his first RBI of the game. It marked just third time in 35 career outings that O'Dell had given up three walks in a game.

Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Brian Busch. Making his third appearance of the weekend, Busch was once again impressive getting Stuckless to line out to left for out number one. He then induced Legregni into what looked to be an inning ending double play, but second baseman Sherman Johnson had trouble with the exchange after getting the first out at second allowing A'Hara to score from third for the fourth Hofstra run of the game. That would be it for the Pride in the seventh as the freshman southpaw got Prokopowicz swinging on strikes to end the threat.

Florida State increased its leads in the seventh scoring three more runs to make the score 10-4. The Seminoles sent nine batters to the plate in the seventh as Lopez, Holt and Mike Meschke all scored in the inning. Meschke, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth, finished the contest 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

Ben Francis came on and pitched a scoreless eighth allowing just one hit while facing four batters. Freshman Kris Castellanos made his Seminole debut pitching two-thirds of an inning in the ninth posting two walks and a strikeout before giving way to Jack Posey for the final out of the game. Posey was impressive in his first appearance as a pitcher recording a strikeout to close out the four-game sweep for the Seminoles. Of the eight pitches thrown by Posey in the ninth, seven were for strikes.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Thursday, February 27 for the first of four games against the Auburn Tigers. The Seminoles will host the first two games on Thursday (6:00 p.m.) and Friday (4:00 p.m.) before both teams head to Auburn for the final two games on Saturday (2:00 p.m. EST) and Sunday (2:00 p.m. EST). Fans can listen to the first two games of the series on 1270 the Team, while the final two in Auburn can be heard on 100.7 FM. Thursday's game will be shown live on FS Florida and Friday's game will be carried on ACC Select.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  3  3   0  1  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B        5  0  0   1  0  1  9  0
Mike McGee              P         2  1  1   1  1  0  0  1
  Mike Meschke          PH-DH     3  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        4  2  2   2  2  0  2  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  2   3  1  0  1  2
Tommy Oravetz           2B        3  0  2   0  0  0  2  1
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        2  1  1   0  1  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF-RF     4  1  1   0  1  0  4  0
Rafael Lopez            C         5  1  2   2  0  0  7  2
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Brian Busch           P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  1
  Kris Castellanos      P                            0  1
  Jack Posey            P                            0  0
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FSU                              37 10 16   9  8  1 27 12
Opp                              32  4  7   3  6  6 24  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (4), Mike McGee (1), Jason Stidham 2 (3), Stuart Tapley (1), Ohmed Danesh (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2), Tommy Oravetz (4), D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
SF - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Jason Stidham (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Mike McGee           W (1-0)    6.0  5  2  0  1  3
Bo O'Dell                       0.0  1  2  2  3  0
Brian Busch                     1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Ben Francis                     1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Kris Castellanos                0.2  0  0  0  2  1
Jack Posey                      0.1  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  7  4  2  6  6
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FLORIDA STATE 8, AUBURN 7
02/26/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Auburn On Mike Meschke's Walk-Off Hit In Ninth.

The Seminoles have won six straight over the Tigers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Junior transfer Mike Meschke registered the biggest hit of his young Seminole career with a bases loaded, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to lead fifth-ranked Florida State (5-0) to an 8-7 victory over Auburn (2-3) Thursday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The win kept the Seminoles perfect on the season while extending their win streak against the Tigers to six games.

The Seminoles led by as many as four runs entering the seventh inning before a pair of home runs by Auburn third baseman Joseph Sanders tied the game at seven apiece. Senior Jimmy Marshall (1-0) earned his first victory of the season as he pitched a perfect ninth striking out the side.

"Well, that is one heck of a start to a four-game series," said head coach Mike Martin. "Auburn is a team that is well respected. We had a great crowd here tonight and it was a heck of a ball game."

Tyler Holt and Stuart Tapley led the offensive attack for the Seminoles in game one as both player's registered two hits and two RBI. Ohmed Danesh also finished the game with two hits, while Jason Stidham reached base on all five plate appearances recording four walks and a base hit which began the rally in the bottom of the ninth.

After the Tigers came roaring back to tie the game thanks to a solo shot by Sanders in the seventh and then a three-run blast down the right field line in the eighth, the Seminoles spoiled the Tigers attempt for a come-from-behind victory in the bottom of the ninth.

Stidham, who earned every one of his at-bats on Thursday night working the Auburn pitchers deep in the count, led off the ninth with a sharp single to left center off Tiger reliever Bradley Hendrix (0-2). He advanced to second on a single by Tapley, who chopped a base hit over the head of Sanders at third. After a sacrifice bunt by Stephen Cardullo moved the runners up 90 feet, the Tigers intentionally walked Danesh to load the bases for Meschke. The Marietta, Ga., native got ahead in the count early as Hendrix stared in at a 3-1 count. Meschke fouled off back-to-back pitches before lacing a single to left center for the game-winner.

"When the inning started, Coach Martin told me that he left me in the game because he knew I was going to have a chance to win it," Meschke said. "I didn't look at this as a pressure thing. I figured if a guy (Coach Martin) like that has confidence in you, you might as well have confidence in yourself. I knew I was going to get a good pitch. I tried to work the count and get deep. I wanted to get something up in the air to get the run home from third. I just got a pitch and drove it. I really don't remember the pitch I saw, I figured it was some where over the middle. I hit a good line drive, got the barrel to it and once I hit it I knew we had won the ball game."

"Michael had a great at-bat" added Martin. "The pitcher, you need to take your hat off to him, he was making close pitches. They were balls, but he was trying to get a groundball. Mike did a good job of leaving those pitches alone until he got into a hitter's count. He did an outstanding job of getting it done for us tonight."

The walk-off victory was the first since Florida State posted back-to-back 3-2 extra inning wins over Virginia at Dick Howser Stadium on April 6, 2008. Jack Rye provided the heroics on that day connecting on an RBI single in the second game of a doubleheader.

Florida State ran out to an early 3-0 lead taking advantage of a pair of Tiger errors in the bottom of the second. Cardullo recorded the first run of the game scoring on a throwing error by Auburn shortstop Casey McElroy, whose throw to first on an attempted double play sailed high. The error prolonged the inning for Holt who crushed a Ty Kelley offering to deep center field. The sophomore center fielder cruised in to third for a standup triple, but continued on to the plate after Mummey's throw from the outfield over shot the cut off man. Rafael Lopez, who reached on a fielder's choice, scored on the triple by Holt.

Auburn came right back with two runs in the top of third to cut the Seminole lead to 3-2. FSU starter Geoff Parker got into some trouble as the first four Tiger batters to come to the plate reached courtesy of two hit-by-pitches, a single and a walk. Parker was able to work out of the jam as he got Kevin Patterson to groundout into an inning ending double play.

The sophomore right hander settled down in the fourth getting the Tigers in order on just five pitches. But Parker was unable to escape the fifth as he faced control problems giving up a leadoff single to Mummey, an intentional walk and two more hit by pitches. After hitting Fletcher with a pitch to bring Mummey across for the tying run, Martin went to the bullpen and called on freshman Brian Busch.

Busch, working in his fourth game of the season, got Patterson looking on strikes and then a groundout to first by McElroy to keep the game tied at three. The freshman southpaw has now entered a game with the bases loaded three times this year. He has inherited nine runners so far this season allowing just two to score.

The Seminoles regained the lead in the fifth on a two-out, two-run double off the bat of Tapley scoring Tommy Oravetz and Stidham.

Florida State added two more in the sixth to extend its lead to 7-3. Meschke recorded a one out walk and moved to second on a single through the right side by Lopez. Holt picked up his second RBI of the evening singling through the left side to score Meschke. But Auburn left fielder Brian Fletcher misplayed the grounder allowing Lopez to score all the way from first.

Parker finished the game working 4.1 innings allowing three runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out four. Busch worked a career-high 3.2 innings and gave up four runs, three earned, on four hits. The home run by Sanders in the seventh was the first run and first hit he had allowed this year.

Florida State returns to the diamond on Friday, February 27 for the second of four games against the Auburn Tigers. First pitch is slated for 4:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Select. Fans can also listen to all the live action over the radio on 1270 the Team. Live stats for the game will be available via gametracker on www.seminoles.com.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  2   2  0  2  2  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        5  1  1   0  0  3  1  2
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  1   0  0  2  1  0
Jason Stidham           SS        1  2  1   0  4  0  2  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  0  2   2  0  2  0  1
Stephen Cardullo        1B        4  1  1   0  0  1  7  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  2   0  2  1  3  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    DH        2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-DH     2  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  2  1   0  0  1 11  0
Geoff Parker            P                            0  0
  Brian Busch           P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 12   5  7 13 27  6
Opp                              33  7  7   7  4 11 25  4

E - Opp-3, FSU-Jason Stidham 2 (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
3B - FSU-Tyler Holt (1)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Mike McGee (3)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)
SF - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Geoff Parker                    4.1  3  3  3  3  4
Brian Busch                     3.2  4  4  3  1  4
Jimmy Marshall       W (1-0)    1.0  0  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  7  7  6  4 11
Opp                  L          8.1 12  8  7  7 13


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FLORIDA STATE 14, AUBURN 5
02/27/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Remains Perfect, Defeats Auburn 14-5 On Friday.

The Seminoles now head to Alabama for two more games against the Tigers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - After pulling out the one-run victory on Thursday night, fifth-ranked Florida State (6-0) remained perfect on the young season clubbing a season-high 19 hits en route to a 14-5 victory over Auburn (2-4) on Friday. In his second start of the season, freshman Sean Gilmartin got all the run support he needed in moving to 2-0 on the year. The southpaw from Moorpark, Calif., threw seven strong innings striking out nine in the win.

The Seminole offense was once again led by Tyler Holt who registered his third career five-hit game. The sophomore center fielder finished the game 5-for-6 with two doubles and a pair of RBIs. Catcher Rafael Lopez was a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored. Jason Stidham and Stuart Tapley also recorded a multi-hit game with three and two, respectively.

Gilmartin was the story on Friday as he looked sharp in his seven innings of work. He struck out five of the first seven batters that he faced and faced no more than four batters in any inning. Gilmartin retired the Tigers in order on three separate occasions.

Auburn grabbed the early lead on a solo home run by Joseph Sanders in the top of the first. The Tiger third baseman took a 2-2 offering from Gilmartin over the wall in left for his fourth home run of the season and third of the series.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles pushed across a run in the bottom of the first to tie the game at one. Stephen Cardullo laced a one-out single to left off Auburn starter Grant Dayton (0-1) and advanced to third on a throwing error by Tiger shortstop Casey McElroy on a ground ball off the bat of Mike McGee. Cardullo scored a batter later on an RBI groundout to second by Jason Stidham.

The Seminoles took the lead in the second courtesy of the second Auburn error of the game. Tommy Oravetz led off the inning sending a groundball to first base which Kevin Patterson couldn't handle allowing Oravetz to scamper to second. The Tallahassee, Fla., native moved up 90 feet after a passed ball and scored on a perfectly placed sacrifice bunt toward first off the bat of designated hitter Jack Posey.

Florida State sent nine batters to the plate in the third scoring five runs to extend its lead to 7-1. The Seminoles loaded the bases on a walk, single to right and walk by Mike McGee, Jason Stidham and Tommy Oravetz, respectively. D'Vontrey Richardson plated the first run of the inning dropping an RBI single to right to score McGee. Posey followed with his second sacrifice in as many at-bats sending a fly ball to center scoring Stidham. Lopez picked up his second hit of the game as he drilled a double off the fence in right center bringing home Oravetz and Richardson. Holt rounded out the scoring hitting a double down the third base line scoring Lopez from second.

The Tigers went yard for the second time on Friday as right fielder Ben Jones hit a solo shot to right off Gilmartin for his first home run of the season to cut the Seminole lead to 7-2.

FSU extended its lead to 9-2 with a pair of runs in the fifth. Pinch hitter Mike Meschke led off the inning reaching on a two-base throwing error by Patterson at first. The error would come back to haunt the Tigers as Lopez stepped in and laced a single to left scoring Meschke for his third RBI of the game. Holt then singled to center for his third hit in as many at-bats, while Cardullo moved the runners up 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt to first. McGee picked up his first RBI of the game as he was credited with a sacrifice fly after popping out to short. McElroy slipped after making the catch allowing plenty of time for Lopez to score from third.

Auburn cut into the deficit with a run in the sixth as Justin Hargett scored the third Tiger run of the game on a wild pitch by Gilmartin. Hargett led off the inning with an infield single to short and moved to second on a balk. After a groundout and a strikeout, the freshman southpaw unleashed a wild pitch allowing Hargett to score from third making the score 9-3.

Florida State added four more in the seventh for a 10-run Seminole advantage as three of the runs came with two outs in the inning. Stidham was responsible for the first RBI singling back up the middle to score Holt. Tapley cleared the bases blasting a two-run shot off the top of the storage garage in left center for his second home run of the season and tenth of his career. Lopez and Holt started the inning with back-to-back doubles.

Making his second appearance of the season, Kris Castellanos pitched the eighth and gave up two runs on one hit. He walked one and struck out one on 21 pitches. The two runs came on an inside-the-park home run off the bat of Mummey. The Auburn center fielder clubbed a shot off the center field wall for his first hit of the game.

The Seminoles added one more run in the bottom half of the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Parker Brunelle to make the score 14-5. Ohmed Danesh led off the inning with a double to left, moved to third on a single to right by Meschke and scored a batter later on the fly ball to center by Brunelle.

Freshman Hunter Scantling pitched a perfect ninth inning to seal the victory for the Seminoles. The Jacksonville, Fla., native struck out Chezz McCann for the final out of the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        6  1  5   2  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B        3  1  1   0  0  0  7  1
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Kris Castellanos      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        3  1  0   1  1  0  0  0
  Matt Kane             PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Tyler Everett         LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        5  2  3   2  0  0  0  2
  Ray Navarro           PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  1  2   2  0  1  2  3
Tommy Oravetz           2B        3  2  0   0  2  0  1  2
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        3  1  1   1  0  2  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              DH        0  0  0   2  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-DH-1B  3  1  1   0  0  0  4  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  3  4   3  0  0  9  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   1  0  0  2  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              41 14 19  14  3  5 27 12
Opp                              30  5  4   4  2 11 24  7

E - Opp-3
2B - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (6), Ohmed Danesh (4), Rafael Lopez 2 (2)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2), Jack Posey (1)
SF - FSU-Mike McGee (1), Jack Posey (1), Parker Brunelle (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (2-0)    7.0  3  3  3  1  9
Kris Castellanos                1.0  1  2  2  1  1
Hunter Scantling                1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  4  5  5  2 11
Opp                  L          8.0 19 14 10  3  5


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AUBURN 10, FLORIDA STATE 9
02/28/2009, AUBURN, AL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls At Auburn 10-9.

Tyler Holt goes 3-for-3 with two doubles and a home run as the Seminoles fall for the first time in 2009.

AUBURN, Ala. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (6-1) fell from the ranks of the unbeaten falling to Auburn (3-4) 10-9 on Saturday at Plainsman Park. The loss snapped the Seminoles' seven-game win streak against the Tigers in the series as Auburn won for the first time since February 10, 2006.

Tyler Holt continued his hot hitting on the year finishing the game 3-for-3 with two doubles and a home run. The sophomore centerfielder reached base on all five plate appearances as he was hit by a pitch in the third and walked in the fourth. For the series, Holt is hitting .714 with 10 hits in 14 at bats. He has four doubles, a triple and a home run.

"Well, I would give up all three hits to win the ball game," explained Holt. "I'm hoping we can come out tomorrow and still hit the ball like we did but play a little better as a unit."

With the Seminoles down two in the eighth, Holt brought the Seminoles within one as he led off the inning with a solo home run to right. The blast was his first of the season and fourth of his career.

The attempts for a come-from-behind victory got off to a great start in the ninth as Stephen Cardullo led off the inning with a sharp single to center. But Tiger reliever Austin Hubbard would buckle down and get the final three outs of the game for his first save of the season.

"We made some costly mistakes that ended up costing us the ball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "The positives - Mark Peterson came in and pitched well. It was a game I thought we were going to get control of, but give Auburn credit, they did a good job and they deserved to win."

Florida State wasted very little time to crack the scoreboard in game three plating two runs in the top of the first. Holt led off the game with a double to the gap in left center, his seventh double of the season and seventh hit of the series. The double marked the sixth consecutive at-bat that Holt has registered a hit, while the sophomore center fielder extended his streak of reaching base to 17 straight games.

Holt then moved to third on a wild pitch by Auburn starter Jon Luke Jacobs and scored on a sacrifice fly to right off the bat of Ohmed Danesh. Jason Stidham followed with a double off the bottom of the wall in right and advanced to third on a bunt single down the line at third by Stuart Tapley. Meschke brought home Stidham for the second run of the game on the second sac-fly of the inning.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 3-0 as Holt scored for the second time on Saturday. The sophomore center fielder led off the third inning as he was plunked in the back on a 0-2 offering from Jacobs. He successfully stole second for his third stolen base of the season and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Stidham. With two outs and Tapley at the plate, Jacobs unleashed his second wild pitch of the game scoring Holt for a three-run Seminole lead.

Auburn tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the third. The Tigers began the inning with three consecutive hits off starter John Gast as Brian Fletcher led off the inning with a single to right center followed by a double to right by Justin Hargett. Gast slipped on the infield grass following Hargett's hit but would remain in the game after being looked at by team trainer Jake Pfeil.

An RBI infield single by Trent Mummey scored Fletcher from third for the first Auburn run of the game. A passed ball charged to Rafael Lopez brought the Tigers within one of the lead as Hargett scored on the play. Gast got Joseph Sanders to pop up to short for the first out of the inning, but an error by Tommy Oravetz at second led to the third Auburn run of the game.

Gast finished the third but would not return to the game after suffering a right ankle injury. The sophomore southpaw pitched three innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits. He walked one and struck out one on 49 pitches.

The Seminole regained the lead in the fourth on a two-out RBI single through the right side off the bat of Lopez. Oravetz scored on the play after being hit on a 2-0 offering from Jacobs. It marked the fifth time this season that Oravetz has been hit by a pitch. It also moves his career total to 31 moving him into a tie for sixth place all-time with Tony Thomas, Jr.

The lead was short lived as Auburn came roaring back with three more runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 6-4 lead. Bo O'Dell (0-1) entered out of the pen in relief of the injured Gast and got off to a good start getting Casey McElroy to groundout to Oravetz at short. But a hit-by-pitch, an error by Tapley at third, back-to-back singles and a sacrifice fly accounted for all the Auburn scoring in the fourth. The inning came to a close as Lopez threw out Sanders trying to steal second.

Tapley's error in the fourth was the sophomore third baseman's first in 40 games snapping his consecutive errorless streak at 39 games.

Florida State recaptured the lead in the sixth with four runs to take an 8-6 lead. Cardullo led off the inning with a mammoth shot to dead center clearing the 25 foot wall for his first home run of the season. The hit would end the afternoon for Jacobs who went five plus innings allowing five runs on six hits.

After a groundout by Oravetz for the first out of the inning, the Seminoles registered three consecutive hits including an RBI double off the wall in left by Holt. D'Vontrey Richardson, who singled on a chopper to left, scored easily from third on the play. A walk to Danesh loaded the bases for Stidham who sent a sacrifice fly to center plating Lopez, who reached on a single to right.

The Tigers went to the bullpen for the second time in the inning bringing on Michael Hurst. After getting ahead of Tapley 0-2, Hurst hit the Seminole third baseman loading the bases for the second time in the inning. Mike Meschke closed out the scoring in the sixth picking up an RBI drawing a walk with the bases loaded.

The Tigers came right back with four runs in the bottom of the sixth to retake the lead at 10-8. O'Dell started the inning retiring his fourth batter in a row as he got McElroy swinging on strikes. But the streaked ended with Fletcher as the Tiger left fielder hit a solo shot to left center for his first home run of the season. Back-to-back singles by Hargett and Mummey gave way to a three-run homer off the bat of Sanders giving Auburn a two-run lead. Holt came within inches of robbing Sanders of the homer run as the centerfielder tracked the ball to the wall, timed his jumped perfectly and had the ball momentarily until his impact with the wall jarred his glove off his hand and over the wall.

Mark Peterson came on in relief of O'Dell in the sixth and induced a pair of fly outs to end the inning. Making his first career appearance, Peterson worked 2.0 plus innings as the red shirt freshman did not give up a run or a hit while striking out two and walking two.

He was relieved in the bottom of the eighth with one out after walking consecutive batters. Ben Francis came on and got Sanders to fly out to right for out number two. Martin went to the pen once again and brought on sophomore Ryan Vigue for the lefty-lefty match-up. He walked Ben Jones on four straight pitches and after issuing a ball to Hunter Morris, Martin once again went to the bullpen, this time calling on right hander Jack Posey. Posey left the bases loaded getting Morris to fly out to left to keep the Auburn lead at one.

Sanders led the offensive explosion for Auburn on Saturday going 2-for-5 with five RBI. Mummey finished the game with three hits and three runs scored.

"It's a long road, like last year's team we went to Omaha with 12 losses and this is just one," added Holt. "It will show a lot of character from this team on how we bounce back tomorrow. Hopefully we will bounce back like the true Seminoles that we are."

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  4  3   2  1  0  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  0  0   1  1  3  2  0
Jason Stidham           SS        3  1  1   1  0  1  8  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  1
Mike Meschke            DH        2  0  0   2  2  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B        5  1  2   1  0  1  4  1
Tommy Oravetz           2B        4  1  0   0  0  1  0  3
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        5  1  2   0  0  1  4  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  2   1  0  1  5  1
John Gast               P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
  Jack Posey            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  9 11   8  5 10 24  6
Opp                              34 10 10   9  4  5 27  8

E - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1), Tommy Oravetz (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (8), Jason Stidham (4)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Stephen Cardullo (1)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Stuart Tapley (3), Tommy Oravetz (5)
SH - FSU-Jason Stidham (1)
SF - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1), Jason Stidham (2), Mike Meschke (1)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (3)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson 2 (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast                       3.0  4  3  2  1  1
Bo O'Dell            L (0-1)    2.1  6  7  5  0  2
Mark Peterson                   2.0  0  0  0  2  2
Ben Francis                     0.1  0  0  0  0  0
Ryan Vigue                      0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Jack Posey                      0.1  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             8.0 10 10  7  4  5
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 11  9  9  5 10


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JACKSONVILLE 9, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/03/2009, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls At Jacksonville 9-4.

The Seminoles suffer consecutive regular season losses for the first time since 2006.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (6-2) dropped its second straight game of the season falling 9-4 to Jacksonville (4-4) on a blistery, cold evening in Florida's First Coast. The Seminole bats could never heat up on Tuesday night managing just four hits against five Dolphin pitchers.

The back-to-back losses marks the first time the Seminoles have lost consecutive games on the road during the regular season since dropping three in a row at Clemson, May 12-14, 2006. It also marked the first time since 2005 that Florida State suffered back-to-back losses against a non-conference opponent as FSU dropped three straight at Hawaii (March 12-14).

"There was no question that we were out played tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was obviously a very disappointing loss, but let's understand that those guys from Jacksonville played very well. They pitched well and got some big hits. We didn't too much of anything well."

Jason Stidham was responsible for half the hits on Tuesday finishing the game 2-for-5 with a pair of singles. Tyler Holt accounted for three of the four Seminole runs as the sophomore center fielder reached base on three of his five plate appearances.

Mike McGee dropped to 1-1 after working 5.1 innings against the Dolphins. The sophomore right hander allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits. He walked five and struck out a career-high seven batters.

Florida State was retired in order in the first by Jacksonville starter Kyle Kriech. In the process, Holt's streak of reaching base in consecutive at-bats came to an end at 10 straight, three shy of the school record established by Paul Sorrento in 1985.

The Dolphins struck first in the bottom of the second on a two out, two-run blast by Brad Simmons. The JU catcher took a 2-0 offering from Florida State starter Mike McGee over the trees in right for his first hit of the season. Prior to the home run, McGee issued a walk to Derek Abis after starting the inning with back-to-back strikeouts.

Jacksonville continued its two-out success in the inning as the next three batters reached on a single by Jonathan Murphy, a walk to lead off batter Chuck Opachich and an RBI single to right by Kyle Fleming to take a commanding 3-0 lead. The inning finally came to a close as McGee got Jeremy Gillan to fly out to center for out number three.

McGee bounced back to retire the side in the third. For the third straight inning, the sophomore right hander struck out the first two batters that he faced before inducing an inning ending groundout to short by Thomas Myers. With two strikeouts in each of the first three innings, McGee set a career-high for strikeouts with six surpassing his previous high of five set against Auburn on March 2, 2008.

Jacksonville went to the bullpen to start the fourth bringing on right hander Billy Schlee. JU couldn't have asked for a better performance from Kriech who worked three perfect innings. The junior left hander faced the minimum throwing just 33 pitches while posting a pair of strikeouts.

Florida State finally got a runner on base in the fourth as Holt led off the inning reaching on a throwing error by Abis at short. The Seminoles registered their first hit of the game two batters later as Stidham laced a base hit to left center on a hit-and-run as Holt strolled easily into third. Tapley drove in Holt for the first run of the game on a sac-fly to right to cut the deficit to 3-1.

JU threatened in the fifth putting runners on the corners with one out, but the Seminoles escaped without any damage on a fly out, double play. The Dolphins' Kevin Lehane flew out to D'Vontrey Richardson in right and the red shirt sophomore came up firing, throwing a bullet to Rafael Lopez at the plate to gun down Fleming for the final out of the inning.

The Seminoles inched closer to tying the game in the sixth as the top of the order once again provided the offensive production scoring a run off Matt Tomshaw, the third JU pitcher of the evening.

Holt led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a groundout to first by Stephen Cardullo. After a strikeout by Stidham and with Tapley at the plate, Holt stole third and came around to score as the throw by Simmons from behind the plate, short hopped the bag at third and bounced into the outfield. A couple pitches later Tapley laced a double off the wall in right for just the second Seminole hit of the ball game. The Dolphins would maintain their lead as Tomshaw got Ohmed Danesh looking on strikes for the final out of the inning.

Jacksonville extended its lead with five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a commanding 8-2 lead. Florida State was a victim of two errors, while four Seminole pitchers combined for four walks and two hits. Jacksonville native Hunter Scantling came on with the bases loaded and got Myers swinging on strikes to close out the inning.

Pinch hitter James Ramsey cut the deficit in the seventh with a two-out, solo shot to right off JU reliever Joey Wedner. The home run was the first of the season for Ramsey, while it marked his first hit as a pinch hitter.

Scantling returned to the mound for the seventh and faced just three batters to keep the Dolphin lead at 8-3. The freshman right hander got a strike out, throw out double play to end the inning. Center fielder Joey Belviso struck out swinging, while Parker Brunelle, who entered for Lopez at the bottom of the inning, threw out Simmons trying to steal second.

The Seminoles looked to make some damage in the eighth loading the bases with no body out. But the Garnet and Gold could only muster one run as Tapley drew a bases loaded walk scoring Holt for the fourth Seminole run of the game. After giving up two walks and a single, JU reliever Matt Loosen recorded back-to-back strikeouts and a fly out to right off the bat of Matt Meschke to keep the Dolphin lead at 8-4.

Scantling finished the game working a career-high 2.1 innings allowing a run while walking three with three strikeouts.

"I came in and we were down so I was hoping we could take the lead and get a win," said Scantling. "Looking at all my family and friends in the stands and behind the dugout was a big boost. It helped me throw out there tonight."

Jacksonville added one more in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Glen Johnson.

Florida State will return home to face North Florida (3-6) on Wednesday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m., before welcoming Boston College to Dick Howser Stadium over the weekend in the conference opener for both teams.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  3  0   0  2  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B-2B     3  0  0   0  1  0  4  0
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        5  0  2   0  0  1  2  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  1   2  1  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        4  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        3  0  0   0  0  3  1  1
  Sean Gilmartin        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              DH-P      1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ben Francis           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ben Francis           P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH-DH     2  1  1   1  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  0  0  9  2
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  1  0  2  1
Mike McGee              P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  4  4   3  7 12 24  7
Opp                              28  9  7   8 11 11 27  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2), Rafael Lopez (2)
2B - FSU-Stuart Tapley (3)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-James Ramsey (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (4)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           L (1-1)    5.1  5  4  4  5  7
Jack Posey                      0.1  2  4  0  2  1
Ben Francis                     0.0  0  0  0  1  0
Hunter Scantling                2.1  0  1  1  3  3
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FSU                             8.0  7  9  5 11 11
Opp                  W          9.0  4  4  3  7 12


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NORTH FLORIDA 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/04/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Inning Home Run Lifts North Florida Over Florida State 5-4.

The Seminoles fall to the Ospreys for the first time in five career games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - An eighth inning home run by North Florida's Steve Hillian was the difference Wednesday night as the Ospreys (4-6) handed sixth-ranked Florida State (6-3) its third straight loss of the season downing the Seminoles 5-4 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. It marked the first victory for UNF over FSU as the Seminoles entered the mid-week game undefeated in the series in four previous games.

It hasn't happened often but Wednesday night was one of those rare occasions. For just the fifth time since 2005, Florida State suffered three or more losses in a row. The last time such a feat occurred came at Clemson, May 12-14, 2006. The last time FSU suffered three consecutive losses to a non-conference opponent came at the hands of Hawaii, March 12-14, 2005.

"You really have to tip your cap to the University of North Florida," said head coach Mike Martin. "They deserved to win. There is really nothing you can say. There are no excuses. We threw three freshmen that did a pretty darn good job. Five hits, five runs, I would say they made the most of their hits. It was very disappointing but at the same time you have to throw that one away, take tomorrow off and get ready Friday night against a very tough Boston College team."

Despite giving up just five hits on the evening, the Seminoles struggled defensively committing a season-high four errors.

Florida State trailed by as many as three-runs before staging a comeback to tie the game at four in the bottom of the seventh. In the eighth, the Ospreys regained the lead on the solo shot to left by Hillian. The home run was his first collegiate hit as the freshman got his first start of the season Wednesday night.

The Seminoles wasted very little time getting on the scoreboard plating a run in the bottom of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. Jason Stidham looped a single to right center just in front of the diving gloves of center fielder Michael Smith and right fielder Robbie Collier to score Tyler Holt from second. Holt led off the bottom of the first with one of his two hits on the evening lacing a single to right center.

UNF came right back with a run in the second to tie the game at 1-1. The Ospreys played a little small ball to generate their first run of the game taking advantage of back-to-back walks by FSU starter Austin Wood. After a sacrifice bunt by Hillian advanced the runners to second and third, Collier brought home David Eldredge on an RBI groundout to second.

The Ospreys added three more runs in the top of the third but not before chasing Wood from the game after facing just three batters in the inning. An RBI double off the bat of UNF third baseman Andrew Karmeris closed the book on Wood, who was making his first career start. The freshman right hander finished the game working two plus innings allowing four runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out one.

Rafael Lopez brought the Seminoles within one of the UNF lead in the fourth with a two-out, two-run double off the fence in right field scoring Mike Meschke and Ohmed Danesh. The Ospreys went to the bullpen to start the fourth after starter Tucker Pryor worked three innings allowing just one run on three hits. After registering a strikeout to the first batter that he faced, Osprey reliever Antonio Franzese gave up back-to-back singles to Meschke and Danesh as both Seminole runners would come around to score on the third double of the season by Lopez.

The Seminoles tied the game at four in the seventh on an RBI single to right by Stuart Tapley. Holt scored on the play as he led off the inning reaching on a fielding error by Karmeris at third.

Freshman Brian Busch (0-1) worked a career-high 5.2 innings in relief of Wood as the young right hander made his fifth appearance of the season. Busch gave up just one run but it ended up being the game-winner off the bat of Hillian. The West Boca Raton, Fla., native also finished with career-highs in walks (4) and strikeouts (5).

Redshirt freshman Mark Peterson pitched the final 1.1 innings for the Seminoles in his second appearance of the season. The southpaw was once again impressive as he faced just four batters striking out two.

The Seminoles made one final attempt to rally from behind in the bottom of the ninth putting runners on first and second with two outs, but UNF's Ty Pryor got Meschke swinging on strikes for the final out of the game. Pryor moved to 2-1 on the season as he shut down Florida State over the final 2.1 innings. He finished the game with four strikeouts.

"We looked for that big hit," added Martin. "Had our chance in the ninth to do something but we just weren't able to get it done."

Four Osprey pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts, while the Seminoles left 11 men on base.

Holt and Stidham led the offensive on Wednesday night with two hits a piece.

Florida State remains at home this weekend as the Seminoles welcome Boston College to Tallahassee in the conference opener for both teams. First pitch for both Friday and Saturday are set for 6:00 p.m., with Sunday's series finale beginning at 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  2   0  0  2  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        2B        3  0  0   0  2  2  1  4
Jason Stidham           SS        5  0  2   1  0  0  1  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   1  1  1  1  1
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  0   0  3  2  1  0
Mike Meschke            1B        4  1  1   0  1  2 12  1
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  1   2  0  0  7  2
Austin Wood             P                            0  1
  Brian Busch           P                            1  2
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  4  8   4  7 11 27 13
Opp                              31  5  5   3  7  8 27  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (3), Jason Stidham (3), Rafael Lopez (3)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (3)
HR - Opp-1
SH - Opp-2
SB - FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
CS - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Austin Wood                     2.0  3  4  4  3  1
Brian Busch          L (0-1)    5.2  2  1  1  4  5
Mark Peterson                   1.1  0  0  0  0  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  5  5  7  8
Opp                  W          9.0  8  4  3  7 11


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FLORIDA STATE 4, BOSTON COLLEGE 1
03/06/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Back In the Win Column With 4-1 Victory Over Boston College.

The Seminoles remain undefeated against the Eagles all-time in 10 games.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (7-3, 1-0 ACC) kept one streak alive while putting another one to rest on Friday night as the Seminoles opened conference play with a 4-1 victory over Boston College (8-3, 0-1 ACC). The win snapped a current three-game losing streak yet kept the Seminoles' unbeaten streak alive against the Eagles running their all-time series record to 10-0.

In making his first Friday night appearance in just his third career start, freshman Sean Gilmartin did not disappoint firing a career-high eight innings in moving to 3-0 on the year. The Moorpark, Calif., native kept the Eagles off balanced all evening long allowing just one run on three hits.

"Well, I think really it was the Sean Gilmartin show," said head coach Mike Martin. "We played solid defense, it was a good baseball game, no errors on either side. We obviously got some big hits out of Mike McGee and Ohmed Danesh. It was a good win for us; I was very impressed with Boston College and the way they battled all night long."

After giving up a base hit to Robbie Anston on the very first pitch of the game, Gilmartin allowed just two more the rest of the way including a solo home run in the top of the second to Barry Butera. Following the home run, the freshman southpaw retired 13 straight batters before issuing back-to-back walks in the sixth. But the walks would go unharmed as Gilmartin got Mickey Wiswall to groundout back to the mound to end the inning.

Gilmartin finished the evening with eight strikeouts and just two walks on 91 pitches. He has now struck out 21 batters on the year, while holding opponents to a .181 batting average.

"Early in the game, I felt confident in pretty much all my pitches," said Gilmartin. "A little later in the game, I started getting tired in the eighth inning, but overall I felt pretty good tonight."

On the offensive side, the Seminoles scored four runs on eight hits as five of the eight hits went for extra bases. Mike McGee and Stephen Cardullo each registered two hits a piece, while McGee gave Florida State the lead for good in the third on a two-run blast to right center. Stuart Tapley registered a base hit to left in the eighth as the sophomore third baseman as now recorded a hit in all 10 games this season.

"After a few losses to come out here and play well, it's definitely a confidence booster," said McGee. "I feel like we're back on track and we're back in the swing of things."

Florida State broke through with the first run of the game in the bottom of the first to take an early 1-0 lead. The Seminoles strung together consecutive two out doubles courtesy of McGee and Jason Stidham. McGee laced a double to the gap in right center and scored one batter later on Stidham's double down the line in right. The run was just the second earned run given up by BC starter JB MacDonald in 14 innings of work.

The Eagles came right back to tie the game in the top of the second with one swing of the bat. Right fielder Barry Butera hit a 0-1 offering from Gilmartin over the fence in right center for his first home run of the season. The blast was the third given up by the Seminole freshman, all solo home runs, in three starts.

The Seminole grabbed the lead for good in the third on the two-run homer by McGee. Cardullo led off the inning with a double just inside the bag at first. McGee then stepped in and deposited a 2-2 offering from MacDonald over the fence in right field for his second home run of the season.

"That home run was huge, Mike is a great hitter," said Gilmartin. "He is just a great guy on and off the field, that homerun was the difference in the game."

Ohmed Danesh increased the Seminole lead to 4-1 in the sixth on a solo shot to right for his second round tripper of the season. Two batters later Tommy Oravetz picked up a base hit lining a single through the right side.

Jimmy Marshall put the finishing touches on the Eagles in the ninth striking out the side for his second save in as many chances. The senior right hander has now struck out the side in two straight outings. The appearance for Marshall was his 84th all-time and 82nd as a relief pitcher.

Friday's night win also moved Florida State to 44-5 all-time on opening weekend in the ACC including a current streak of 21 straight victories.

"Our young men had a little extra hop in their giddy up," added Martin. "It was a ball game that you could tell from the time the first pitch was made, our young men were getting after it. This one was a little bigger to them and us, the coaches, than you might understand because losing three in a row ain't no fun."

Florida State and Boston College will square-off in game two of a three game set on Saturday, March 7. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m., with Sunday's series finale beginning at 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  0   0  0  3  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        2B        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        3  2  2   2  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        3  0  1   1  0  1  1  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  3
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike Meschke            1B        4  0  0   0  0  2 11  1
  Jack Posey            1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  1   0  2  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   0  1  0 10  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  3
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  4  8   4  5  7 27 12
Opp                              29  1  3   1  2 11 24  8

2B - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1), Mike McGee (2), Jason Stidham (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (2), Ohmed Danesh (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (1)
SH - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Mike McGee (1), Rafael Lopez (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (3-0)    8.0  3  1  1  2  8
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(2)      1.0  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  1  1  2 11
Opp                  L          8.0  8  4  4  5  7


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BOSTON COLLEGE 14, FLORIDA STATE 6
03/07/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Boston College 14-6.

The Seminoles drop a game to the Eagles for the first time in school history.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (7-4, 1-1 ACC) fell to Boston College (9-3, 1-1 ACC) 14-6 Saturday evening marking the first time the Seminoles have fallen to the Eagles in school history. BC pounded out 16 hits, the most given up by FSU this year, to even the season series at a game a piece.

The Eagles did a bulk of their damage in the first three innings running out to a 12-4 lead. Boston College scored five runs in the first, five more in the second and two in the third and never looked back snapping a 10-game losing skid to the Seminoles. The Eagles' three through seven hitters went a combined 13-for-25 with 10 RBI, 11 runs, three doubles and two home runs. Catcher Tony Sanchez led the offensive attack going 4-for-6 and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. He finished with two doubles, a home run and a single.

"You have got to tip your hat, that is a good baseball team," said head coach Mike Martin.

Making his first start of the season at first base, sophomore Jack Posey drove in half the Seminole runs on Saturday night finishing the game with two hits and three RBI. Jason Stidham led all Seminole batters as the junior shortstop went 3-for-5 with three runs scored. For the second night in a row, Stephen Cardullo recorded a pair of hits, while Tyler Holt went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Boston College jumped out to an early lead in game two scoring five runs on six hits off Seminole starter Geoff Parker (1-1). For the second straight night, Robbie Anston led off the game with a hit lacing a double to left center. After a sacrifice bunt by Garret Smith moved Anston to third, Sanchez cleared the bases sneaking a 1-2 offering from Parker just inside the left field foul pole for his team leading fourth home run of the season. Mickey Wiswall followed with a solo shot to left, his third of the season, to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead. The last time an opposing team went back-to-back against the Seminoles was Bucknell in the fifth inning of an elimination game in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

BC wasn't through stringing together three more hits in the first including an RBI double to left center off the bat of second baseman Brad Zapenas scoring Mike Belfiore easily from third. Barry Butera scored the fifth and final run of the inning coming home on a wild pitch from Parker.

Florida State charged right back in the bottom of the inning scoring three runs all on two outs. After loading the bases on a walk by Holt, a bloop single to center by Stidham and walk by Stuart Tapley, Posey singled through the left side plating Holt and Stidham. Designated hitter Tommy Oravetz followed with an RBI single to left plating Tapley to cut the deficit to 5-3.

In the second, BC sent 11 batters to the plate adding five more runs to take a 10-3 lead. The Eagles recorded three hits in the inning while taking advantage of three walks and two hit-by-pitches by three Seminole pitchers. Parker's night would come to an end after facing just five batters in the second, marking his shortest outing of his career.

"Parker had velocity, he just didn't have location," said Martin. "His breaking ball was thrown hard, unfortunately he left a couple up and their hitters took advantage of it. Geoff just had a bad outing tonight. You don't accomplish what he did last year without being able to make adjustments. He just needs to make adjustments."

Mark Peterson came on and gave up a pair of singles and a walk before giving way to sophomore right hander Tyler Everett. Everett recorded a pair of strikeouts getting Smith swinging to end the second.

Boston College increased its lead with a pair of runs in the third to take a 12-3 lead. The Eagles scored on RBI singles back up the middle by Belfiore and Zapenas.

Florida State took advantage of a defensive miscue by Anston in center to score its fourth run of the game. Posey stood in with two outs in the fourth and lofted a high fly ball to center. The ball went in and out of the glove of Anston allowing Stidham to score easily from second. Stidham reached base two batters earlier as he legged out an infield single to first and moved to second on a wild pitch by BC starter Pat Dean.

The Seminoles continued to cut away at the Boston College lead scoring a run in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, D'Vontrey Richardson led off the inning with a single to right center and scored two batters later on an RBI single to left center by Cardullo.

An inning later, the Seminoles cut the deficit to 12-6 on an RBI single by Posey. Stidham started the inning with a double down the right field line and scored two batters later on Posey's hit to left.

BC pushed its lead back to eight with a pair of runs in the sixth. Everett's night would come to a close after facing just one batter in the sixth. The Tallahassee, Fla., native finished the game firing a season-high 3.2 innings. He allowed three runs on four hits while striking out a career-high four batters.

Kris Castellanos and Hunter Scantling combined to pitch the final four innings. Scantling was once again impressive working a career-high 3.2 innings. He did not give up a run while allowing three hits. The Jacksonville, Fla., native stuck out a career-high four batters.

"Hunter pitched well," added Martin. "Going as long as he did throwing 37 pitches; he did a good job."

Florida State and Boston College will meet in the series finale on Sunday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   0  1  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        2B-3B     5  0  2   1  0  1  2  2
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  0   0  1  2  3  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       LF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           SS        5  3  3   0  0  0  1  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Sherman Johnson       2B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  2   3  0  0  6  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  1   1  0  1  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        2  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         1  0  0   0  0  0  4  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      3  0  1   0  0  0  6  1
Geoff Parker            P                            0  1
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Kris Castellanos      P                            0  1
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  6 13   5  3  8 27  8
Opp                              40 14 16  13  5 10 27 13

E - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (1)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Jason Stidham (6)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - Opp-3
SH - Opp-2
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         L (1-1)    1.1  7  9  9  2  2
Mark Peterson                   0.0  2  1  1  1  0
Tyler Everett                   3.2  4  3  3  0  4
Kris Castellanos                0.1  0  1  1  2  0
Hunter Scantling                3.2  3  0  0  0  4
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 16 14 14  5 10
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0 13  6  5  3  8


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BOSTON COLLEGE 12, FLORIDA STATE 5
03/08/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Boston College Takes Series With 12-5 Victory Over Florida State.

The Seminoles drop their first ACC series opener in school history.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Sixth-ranked Florida State (7-5, 1-2 ACC) fell to Boston College (10-3, 2-1 ACC) 12-5 on Sunday as the Eagles won the season series taking two-of-three games from the Seminoles. The series loss marks the first time in school history that Florida State has dropped an ACC series opener, a span covering 18 seasons.

Boston College held Florida State to just five run on seven hits as Chris Kowalski (2-0) came out of the bullpen for the second time in the series and kept the Seminole bats at bay. The junior right hander silenced the Seminoles over 3.1 innings of work on Sunday allowing just one run and one walk, while striking out three to pick up his second win of the year.

Tony Sanchez and Mickey Wiswall once again led the offensive power for the Eagles registering three hits a piece. Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a double, four RBI and three walks as the junior catcher reached base on all six plate appearances.

For the Seminoles, Tyler Holt finished the series finale with three hits in five at-bats. He also scored a pair of runs. Jason Stidham and Ohmed Danesh each registered two RBI.

Boston College threatened in the top of the first with a pair of singles and a walk off Gast but two big defensive plays kept the Eagles off the scoreboard. With runners on at first and second, Wiswall sent a base hit through the right side of the infield. Robbie Anston tried to score from second on the play but D'Vontrey Richardson sent a bullet to Rafael Lopez at the plate to get Anston for the second out of the inning. Gast then picked off Wiswall at first for the final out of the inning.

The Eagles broke through with three runs in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead. BC started the inning with three consecutive hits scoring the first run of the game on an RBI double to left center off the bat of Garret Smith. Designated hitter Matt Hamlet scored after leading off the inning with a single to left. After an intentional walk to Sanchez loaded the bases for the second time in the inning, Wiswall brought home Anston on an RBI groundout to first. Smith scored the third run of the inning as Mike Belfiore sent a grounder to third. Stephen Cardullo could not handle the throw from Tapley allowing Belfiore to reach safely. The Seminoles escaped without further damage recording a fielder's choice ground out and a fly out.

The Seminoles came right back with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a one-run lead. The first three batters to the plate in the third reached courtesy of a leadoff walk by Lopez, a single to right by Holt and a walk to Tommy Oravetz. Two batters later, Stidham stepped in and slammed a double off the fence in right scoring Lopez and Holt. Then with two outs, Danesh gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game on a two-run single to right. The hit by Danesh ended the afternoon for BC starter Mike Dennhardt. Dennhardt lasted just 2.2 innings giving up four runs on four hits.

The lead was short lived as Boston College stormed back with four runs in the top of the fourth to regain the lead at 7-4. Back-to-back walks and a fielding error by Stidham at short ended the afternoon for Gast after 3.1 innings of work.

Ben Francis came on to face Sanchez, who took the first pitch he saw from the Seminole right hander, down the line in right for a two-run double.

The Seminole went to the bullpen for the second time in the inning bringing on freshman Brian Busch. The southpaw gave up an RBI single to Wiswall and then an infield single to Belfiore before registering a fielder's choice groundout and a caught stealing to end the inning.

The Eagles would maintain their three-run advantage until adding two in the eighth and three more in the ninth to take a commanding 12-4 lead.

Florida State looked to get on the scoreboard in the seventh and eighth putting a pair of runners on, but it was the Eagle bullpen that had the upper hand. With runners on first and second and one out in the seventh, BC called on right hander Matt Brazis to induce a fly out off the bat of Mike McGee before calling on left hander Matt O'Brien to get Stidham to fly out to center.

In the eighth, Cardullo and Richardson reached on a walk and a hit-by-pitch with two outs. BC called on relief ace, Mike Belfiore, to face pinch hitter Jack Posey. Belfiore got Posey swinging on strikes to end the threat.

The Seminoles would add one more in the ninth as Holt, who led off the inning with his third single of the game, scored on a Belfiore wild pitch.

The loss drops Florida State to 44-7 all-time in opening ACC play since joining the league back in 1992.

Florida State returns to the diamond for a pair of mid-week games at home on Tuesday and Wednesday against High Point.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  3   0  0  1  2  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        1  1  0   0  4  0  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        5  0  1   0  0  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           SS        5  1  1   2  0  0  4  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  0  3  0  3
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            DH        3  0  1   2  1  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B-3B     3  0  0   0  1  1 10  1
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
Rafael Lopez            C         2  1  0   0  1  1  4  1
  Jack Posey            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
John Gast               P                            1  4
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Brian Busch           P                            1  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  5  7   4  7 10 27 14
Opp                              37 12 16  11  8  4 27  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham 2 (5), Stephen Cardullo (4)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (7)
HBP - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (2)
SH - Opp-4
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Gast            L (1-1)    3.1  6  6  5  4  0
Ben Francis                     0.0  1  1  1  0  0
Brian Busch                     4.0  6  2  2  2  2
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  1  3  3  2  1
Mark Peterson                   1.0  2  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 16 12 11  8  4
Opp                  W          9.0  7  5  5  7 10


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FLORIDA STATE 18, HIGH POINT 4
03/10/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Cruises Past High Point 18-4.

The Seminole register double-digit runs and hits for the fourth time in 2009.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Fourteenth-ranked Florida State (8-5) bounced back following two straight losses over the weekend with an 18-4 victory over High Point (4-7) in the first meeting between the two schools. The bats came alive on Tuesday evening as the Seminoles recorded double-digit runs and hits for the fourth time this year in sending the Panthers to their fourth consecutive loss.

The Seminoles broke open a 1-1 tie after the third outscoring the Panthers 17-3 over the next five innings. D'Vontrey Richardson and Ruairi O'Connor led the offensive outburst posting career-highs in hits. Richardson finished the evening 4-for-6 with two runs and an RBI, while O'Connor entered the game in the sixth and picked up three hits in three at-bats.

Freshman Sherman Johnson recorded his first collegiate hit in the eighth taking the first pitch he saw from High Point reliever Wally Scott over the fence in right center for a grand slam home run. Johnson joins Rafael Lopez as the only Seminoles with a grand slam in 2009. Overall, 12 Seminoles registered at least one hit on Tuesday night.

"It was a good win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "We got an outstanding performance from Bo O'Dell. We did a lot of things early that were impressive, played a solid game of baseball."

Jack Posey tied a career-high with three RBIs in the game one victory connecting on a two-run homer in the sixth and drawing a bases loaded walk in the eighth. The sophomore right hander also pitched 1.2 scoreless innings making his fourth appearance on the mound this year. Posey took the mound with the bases loaded in the eighth and got High Point's Spencer Atwood looking on strikes and a line out by Jeff Cowan to end the threat.

Making his first start of the season, senior Bo O'Dell worked 5.2 innings to pick up his first win of the year. The right hander from Kissimmee, Fla., allowed one run, unearned, on three hits as he walked two and struck out five. With the win, O'Dell moved to 7-2 all-time as a starter.

"He's got a good breaking ball," added Martin. "We went to it a lot more tonight because he was all over the zone with it. I was impressed with his fastball too. He gave us a quality outing and that is what you got to have."

"My curveball complemented the fastball very well tonight," said O'Dell. "I was spotting my fastball and when that happens my breaking ball becomes even more effective. It worked out good tonight. My curveball was really sharp tonight; it was a lot harder than normal."

Florida State struck first with a run in the second to take an early 1-0 over High Point. Ohmed Danesh led off the inning reaching on a passed ball, swinging third strike. Two batters later he moved to third on a single through the left side by D'Vontrey Richardson. Richardson would take second on the play as the throw from left field went into third. With Lopez at the plate, High Point starter Mike Caldwell (2-2) unleashed a wild pitch allowing Danesh to score for the first run of the game.

A pair of Seminole errors in the third led to the first High Point run tying the game at one. With two outs, the Panthers' Jeff Cowan reached second on a fielding error by Richardson in right and came around to score one batter later as Alfie Wheeler reached on a fielding error by Stuart Tapley. Lopez ended the inning throwing out Wheeler trying to steal second.

Florida State regained the lead in the fourth on a pair of runs to take a 3-1 advantage. Stephen Cardullo led off the inning with a walk and moved to third on the second hit of the game by Richardson, a double to right center for his first two-bagger of the season. Both Cardullo and Richardson would score on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Lopez and Tyler Holt.

The Seminoles increased their lead with three more runs in the fifth. Florida State began the inning with three consecutive hits including consecutive RBI doubles by Danesh and pinch hitter Mike Meschke. Tapley, who reached on an infield single to start the fifth, scored on Danesh's fifth double of the season. Two batters later, Lopez brought home Meschke on a single off the wall in right. The sophomore catcher was thrown out at second on the play trying to stretch the hit into a double.

FSU added to its lead with three more runs in the sixth to take a 9-1 lead. Tommy Oravetz led off the inning with a triple to right and scored on a two-run blast by pinch hitter Jack Posey. Posey took a 3-2 offering from Panther relief pitcher Masaki Muroya off the scoreboard in left for his first home run of the season and third of his career. Tapley went yard two batters later connecting on a solo shot to deep center. The blast was his team leading third of the season and 11th of his career.

The Seminoles pushed the score to 10-1 as Holt doubled and scored in the seventh. The sophomore center fielder started the inning with a double to right and scored on a wild pitch with two outs.

High Point made things interesting in the top of the eighth pushing across three runs off FSU reliever Mike McGee cutting the deficit to 10-4. But Posey came on with the bases loaded and got the final two outs of the inning to keep the Seminole lead at six.

McGee went 1.2 innings in relief allowing three runs on three hits. He walked four and struck out one on 44 pitches.

FSU sent 13 batters to the plate in the eighth scoring eight runs on six hits to break the game wide open.

Florida State and High Point will square-off in game two on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        4  1  1   0  1  0  2  3
  Ray Navarro           PH-SS     0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Mike McGee              DH-P      1  0  1   0  1  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            PH-DH-P   2  2  1   3  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        4  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
  Sherman Johnson       PH-2B     1  1  1   4  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  2  2   1  1  0  1  2
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  2  1   1  0  1  3  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     3  1  3   0  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B        1  1  0   0  1  0  7  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     3  2  2   1  1  0  2  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        6  2  4   1  0  1  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  1   2  0  1  3  3
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      1  1  0   0  0  0  4  1
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 18 19  15  9  4 27 11
Opp                              34  4  6   3  6  9 24 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (2), Stuart Tapley 2 (3), D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
2B - FSU-Tyler Holt (9), James Ramsey (1), Mike McGee (3), Ohmed Danesh (5), Mike Meschke 2 (2), D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
3B - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2)
HR - FSU-Jack Posey (1), Sherman Johnson (1), Stuart Tapley (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (4), Parker Brunelle (2)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (1), Rafael Lopez (2)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell            W (1-1)    5.2  3  1  0  2  5
Mike McGee                      1.2  3  3  3  4  1
Jack Posey                      1.2  0  0  0  0  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  4  3  6  9
Opp                  L          8.0 19 18 17  9  4


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FLORIDA STATE 4, HIGH POINT 3
03/11/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Late Inning Rally Carries Florida State To Victory Over High Point.

The Seminoles rally from two down to sweep the mid-week series from the Panthers.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Fourteenth-ranked Florida State (9-5) used a late inning rally to down High Point (4-8) 4-3 completing the mid-week series sweep Wednesday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. A bobble by High Point left fielder Pablo Rosario on a base hit by Rafael Lopez in the bottom of the eighth drove in James Ramsey from second base for the game-winning run.

The Panthers held a 3-1 lead after four and a half innings of play before the Seminoles slowly chipped away with a run in the fifth, another in the seventh and finally the go ahead run by Ramsey in the eighth.

Geoff Parker (2-1) made his first relief appearance of the season and pitched 3.2 shutout innings to pick up win number two on the year. The sophomore right hander allowed three hits and walked two, while striking out three Panther batters on 63 pitches.

"Geoff competed well," said head coach Mike Martin. "He had a live fastball. I thought he had a great outing. I was very happy for him and glad to see him get back on track."

Senior Jimmy Marshall pitched a perfect ninth to earn his third save of the season. Marshall is a perfect 3-for-3 in save opportunities in 2009.

Lopez and Tommy Oravetz led the Seminoles at the plate registering two hits a piece.

"It was a ball game that just goes to show you what a great job Coach Cozart has done at High Point," added Martin. "They are a very impressive ball club."

High Point pushed across a run in the top of the first taking advantage of a Seminole error. Leadoff batter Jeff Cowan reached as he was hit square in the back on the second pitch of the game by FSU starter Austin Wood. Cowan would eventually reach third with two outs following a sacrifice bunt by Alfie Wheeler and a passed ball. He would score the first run of the game as Stuart Tapley had trouble fielding a groundball off the bat of Kyle Mahoney.

Florida State came right back with a run in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game at one. The Seminoles registered a pair of doubles by Tyler Holt and Jason Stidham to generate their first run of the game. With runners on the corners, Stidham laced an RBI double off the glove of the diving Spencer Andrews in right scoring Holt from third.

The Panthers regained the lead in the third on an RBI single by Mahoney. Cowan reached for the second time in as many bats lacing a double down the third base line. After a sacrifice by Wheeler moved Cowan to third, FSU's Stephen Cardullo came up with a defensive web gem to keep the game knotted at one. High Point centerfielder Bill Manion ripped what looked like a base hit to right but Cardullo made an amazing leaping grab for the second out of the inning. Cowan scored one batter later on an infield single by Mahoney. Wood jammed the High Point first baseman with an inside pitch but the ball dropped in the infield grass just beyond the reach of Wood and in front of Oravetz at second.

In the fourth, Ohmed Danesh saved a couple of runs with an outstanding catch in left. After a couple walks and a pair of sacrifice bunts put runners on at second and third with two outs for High Point, Cowan stepped in and sent a deep fly ball to left. Danesh got a great read on the ball, timed his jump perfectly and held on for the catch as he collided with the wall for the final out of the inning.

Wood's night would come to an end after facing just one batter in the fifth. In his second start of the season, the freshman right hander finished the game throwing a career-high four innings. He was tagged with three runs, two earned, on three hits, but allowed four more base runners as he walked three and hit a batter.

High Point added to its lead in the fifth courtesy of three walks and a hit batter. After Wood issued a walk to Wheeler to lead off the inning, Hunter Scantling came on and faced three batters registering a walk, a sacrifice bunt and a hit-by-pitch. With the bases loaded, Martin went to the bullpen for the second time in the inning bringing on Parker for his first relief appearance of the season. He issued a walk to Rosario to drive in a run with the bases loaded but averted further damage by getting Eric Marion to ground back to the pitcher's mound for an inning ending double play.

The Seminoles drew within one on a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth by Lopez. The sophomore catcher sent a 2-2 offering from High Point starter Mikel Rodenberg over the fence in right center for his second round tripper of the season.

"We've been working real hard in working the count," said Lopez. "Eleven told me to work the count and look for a pitch to drive. He left a change-up up and I got a good piece of it."

Florida State loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the sixth but came up empty handed as Panther reliever Corey Swickle got Holt to fly out to center. High Point went to the bullpen after Rodenberg hit Danesh to lead off the inning and issued a one out walk to D'Vontrey Richardson. The Panther starter went 5.1 innings giving up two runs on five hits in earning a no decision.

The Seminoles drew even with the Panthers for the second time on Wednesday tying the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh. Oravetz led off the inning with a double to the gap in right center for his first double of the season and second hit of the night. Swickle then issued back-to-back walks to Jack Posey and Jason Stidham loading the bases for Danesh. The Orlando, Fla., native came through sending a sacrifice fly to right scoring Oravetz for the third Florida State run of the game.

In the eighth, Cardullo flashed another great defensive play. With a runner on first, Wheeler sent a hard groundball in between the hole at first and second but Cardullo made another great diving stop and got to his feet in plenty of time for the final out of the inning.

"Making those great defensive plays can really spark the offense," said Cardullo. "Coach thrives on the philosophy of pitching and defense wins games and for me to make those plays, I felt I really contributed tonight. I'm getting pretty comfortable at first. I'm getting good jumps on the ball and just trying to learn something new each day."

Florida State capitalized on a High Point error in the eighth to grab its first lead of the game. Designated hitter James Ramsey reached on a single to right and moved to second on a wild pitch by Zach Scott (1-1). Lopez then registered a base hit through the left side where Rosario could not field it cleaning allowing Ramsey to score from second for the go ahead run.

"We got some great at-bats from Ramsey; I am very proud of the way he reacted," said Martin. "He got on base a couple of times and had a great dirt ball read to get to second base in the eighth. He kept his head up when the left fielder bobbled the ball and it turns out to win the ball game for us."

Florida State hits the road for a three-game set in Charlottesville as the Seminoles face undefeated Virginia beginning Friday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   0  0  1  3  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        3  1  2   0  0  0  4  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        1  0  0   0  1  0  1  1
  Jack Posey            3B        1  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        3  0  1   1  1  0  1  3
Ohmed Danesh            LF        2  0  0   1  0  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B        3  0  0   0  0  0 10  2
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
James Ramsey            DH        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  2   1  1  0  6  2
Austin Wood             P                            0  1
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              27  4  8   3  5  4 27 11
Opp                              28  3  6   2  6  5 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (10), Tommy Oravetz (1), Jason Stidham (8), D'Vontrey Richardson (2)
HR - FSU-Rafael Lopez (2)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (6), Stuart Tapley (4), Ohmed Danesh (1), James Ramsey (2)
SH - Opp-5, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1), Stephen Cardullo (3)
SF - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2)
SB - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Austin Wood                     4.0  3  3  2  3  1
Hunter Scantling                0.1  0  0  0  1  0
Geoff Parker         W (2-1)    3.2  3  0  0  2  3
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(3)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  3  2  6  5
Opp                  L          8.0  8  4  3  5  4


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VIRGINIA 15, FLORIDA STATE 2
03/13/2009, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Virginia Downs Florida State 15-2.

The Seminoles fall to the Cavaliers in Charlottesville for the first time since 2004.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Fourteenth-ranked Florida State (9-6, 1-3 ACC) dropped its third straight game in the ACC falling to 18th-ranked Virginia (15-0, 4-0 ACC) 15-2 on a cold, Friday evening at Davenport Field. The loss is the second in a row to the Cavaliers and the first in Charlottesville since 2004.

The 13-run victory by Virginia in game one marked the largest margin of victory by the Cavaliers in the series. The previous-high for UVa was 11 set twice back in 1996 (12-1) and 2004 (11-0).

Virginia starter Danny Hultzen (4-0) kept Florida State off balance all night long working seven innings to remain perfect on the year in four starts. The freshman southpaw started the game retiring the first eight batters that he faced, while striking out seven in a row at one point. Hultzen finished the game with a career-high 13 strikeouts.

"Hultzen pitched gorgeously," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was the best I have seen this year."

The Garnet and Gold finished the game with just six hits, while committing a season-high five errors. To make matters worse, the Seminoles struck out a season-high 14 times.

Sophomore Stuart Tapley got the Seminoles on the board in the seventh registering a solo home run to right. Tapley took a 1-0 pitch from Hultzen out of the park for his team leading fourth round tripper of the season. It was the first home run offered up by the Virginia starter in 25.1 innings of work.

Tyler Holt was responsible for the other Seminole run on Friday night scoring on a passed ball in the eighth. The sophomore center fielder reached base on a bunt single to third.

An error to start the bottom of the second proved costly paving the way for an early Virginia lead. Dan Grovatt led off the inning reaching on a fielding error by Florida State second baseman Tommy Oravetz opening the door for three unearned runs off FSU starter Sean Gilmartin (3-1). With runners at second and third and one out, first baseman Jared King dropped a bloop single to short center scoring Grovatt for the first run of the game. Franco Valdes then stepped in and hit an RBI groundout to short for the second out of the game scoring John Hicks from third, who reached on a walk. John Barr closed out the scoring with an RBI single to right center plating King from second.

It wasn't until two outs in the third before the first Seminole reached base. Catcher Rafael Lopez laced an opposite field single to left on a 1-2 offering from Hultzen for the first Florida State hit of the evening. Holt then drew a walk, but a groundout to second off the bat of Oravetz brought the inning to a close. The hit by Lopez broke a string of seven consecutive strikeouts registered by the Virginia southpaw.

Virginia loaded the bases in the fourth as the first three batters to the plate reached on back-to-back singles by Proscia and Hicks and a walk to King. After a visit to the mound by Martin, Gilmartin got the next two Virginia batters out on an infield pop up and a strikeout. He came within one pitch of escaping the inning unscathed but Jarrett Parker laced a base hit up the middle to score a pair increasing the Cavalier lead to five.

The Cavaliers added to their lead in the fifth to take a commanding 8-0 lead. After a walk to Phil Gosselin, Grovatt followed with a monster blast over the wall in right for his third home run of the season. The hit would end the evening for Gilmartin who went four plus innings allowing seven runs, four earned, on six hits. He walked three and struck out seven on 86 pitches.

"I was pleased with the way Gilmartin pitched tonight," added Martin. "Virginia did a good job of putting pressure on us. You have really got to credit UVa; they did just a good job with great pitching and timely hitting."

UVa added one more in the inning off reliever Hunter Scantling. Another Seminole error would come back to haunt FSU as a throwing error by Stephen Cardullo at first prolonged the inning. After Proscia scored on a fielder's choice RBI by King, the Seminoles would get out of the inning on a strike out, throw out double play. Scantling got Valdes looking on strikes, while Lopez fired down to second getting King on an attempted steal for the final out of the inning.

It didn't get any better for the Seminoles as Virginia scored five more times in the sixth to take a 13-0 lead. Virginia sent nine batters to the plate registering five hits, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. The Seminoles' fielding woes continued as Florida State committed three more errors in the inning.

Two more runs by Virginia in the eighth gave the Cavaliers their winning margin.

Ben Francis pitched a career-high 2.2 innings as the junior right hander finished the game giving up three runs on five hits. He registered a strike out while issuing one walk.

Florida State and Virginia will square-off in game two of the series on Saturday, March 14.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  1   0  2  0  2  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  0  4
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  1   1  1  2  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        1B        3  0  1   0  0  2  5  2
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        3  0  1   0  0  2  2  1
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         DH        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  1   0  0  1  8  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  2  6   1  3 14 24  9
Opp                              38 15 14  15  4  9 27  8

E - FSU-Ben Francis (1), Tommy Oravetz (3), Stephen Cardullo 2 (6), D'Vontrey Richardson (2)
2B - Opp-2
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (4)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
SF - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (5)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       L (3-1)    4.0  6  7  4  3  7
Hunter Scantling                1.1  3  5  1  0  1
Ben Francis                     2.2  5  3  3  1  1
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FSU                             8.0 14 15  8  4  9
Opp                  W          9.0  6  2  1  3 14


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FLORIDA 5, FLORIDA STATE 4
03/17/2009, GAINESVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Comes Up Short, Falls To Florida 5-4.

The Seminoles tie the game in the ninth, but fall on a walk-off single in the bottom of the inning by the Gators.

GAINESVILLE, FL - Seventeenth-ranked Florida State (9-7) fell to 25th-ranked Florida (10-7) 5-4 Tuesday evening at Alfred McKethan Stadium. The Seminole fought back from two runs down in the ninth, but it wasn't enough as the Gators plated the winning run on a Buddy Munroe walk-off single to deep right center in the bottom of the inning.

The two intra-state rivals battled it out for three hours and 51 minutes on Tuesday as the game featured three ties and three lead changes.

With the Seminoles trailing by two runs heading into the ninth, Florida State tied the game on an RBI ground rule double by Tommy Oravetz and a sacrifice fly RBI by Jason Stidham. The first four batters to the plate in the ninth reached on three consecutive hits and a walk off Patrick Keating. With the bases loaded, the Gators turned to Tony Davis (1-0). After giving up the sac-fly to Stidham, the Florida reliever registered a strikeout from Ohmed Danesh and fly out to right by Stephen Cardullo to keep the game tied at four.

In the bottom half of the inning, Florida got the first two batters on via a single off Jimmy Marshall (1-1). After getting Riley Cooper looking on strikes, the Seminoles intentionally walked Clayton Pisani to load the bases in hopes for an inning ending double play. But Munroe had other thoughts lacing a Marshall offering to deep right center, his third hit of the evening, for the walk-off victory.

With the loss, Florida State's win streak over the Gators ends at three, while the Seminoles remain winless on the road this year (0-4). Florida has won two straight at home over Florida State and now leads the all-time series in Gainesville at 51-43.

"This was a hard one, but you have to credit Florida, they did what they needed to do to win," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was pleased with the fight that we showed tonight. It was obviously extremely disappointing to lose this one after fighting back like that in the ninth."

The Seminole out hit the Gators 15-10 on Tuesday, but it was the four errors and zero for Florida that would come back to haunt Florida State. Holt and Rafael Lopez each finished the game with a team-high three hits.

Florida threatened in the bottom of the first registering a pair of infield singles, but FSU starter Brian Busch got out of the jam posting back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.

The Seminole starter registered two quick outs to begin the second including posting his third consecutive strikeout. The Gators then answered with a single up the middle by Munroe and their third infield single of the game, this time off the bat of Jerico Weitzel. After getting ahead in the count at 3-0, Avery Barnes fouled off seven straight pitches before Busch induced a groundout to Cardullo at short on the 11th pitch of the at-bat to end the inning.

Florida struck first in the bottom of the third on a two-out base hit by Brandon McArthur. Josh Adams registered a one out walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Matt den Dekker. McArthur stepped in and laced a 0-1 offering from Busch back up the middle scoring Adams from second to give the Gators the early 1-0 lead. The hit ended the evening for Busch, who was on a predetermined pitch count.

In his first career start, the freshman southpaw went 2.2 innings allowing just one run on five hits. Busch struck out four and walked one on 53 pitches.

Geoff Parker was first out of the Seminole bullpen on Tuesday evening and got Cooper looking on strikes for the final out in the third.

The Seminoles looked to tie the game in the fourth, but Stidham was thrown out at the plate to end the inning. After collecting two quick outs to begin the fourth, Florida starter Alex Panteliodis gave up a single to right by Stidham, his second hit in as many at-bats. Jack Posey followed with a rope down the left field line for his first double of the season. The Gators put together a nice relay thrown on the play to gun down Stidham at the plate as the Florida lead remained at one.

Florida State could not capitalize on a lead off double by Cardullo to begin the fifth as the Gators posted a pair of strikeouts and a groundout to keep the Seminoles off the scoreboard. Florida went to the bullpen with one out in the inning as Clint Franklin came on to replace Panteliodis. Franklin got pinch hitter James Ramsey swinging on strikes and Rafael Lopez to ground out to short for the final two outs of the inning.

Panteliodis went 4.1 innings allowing no runs on five hits. The freshman southpaw equaled his season strikeout total on Tuesday posting a career-high five strikeouts in earning the no decision.

The Seminoles grabbed their first lead of the game with two runs in the top of the sixth. Florida State loaded the bases on a double down the left field line by Tyler Holt and walks to Oravetz and Stidham. Following the second pitching change of the inning for the Gators, Posey tied the game with a bloop single to short right center off Greg Larson to score Holt. The Seminoles would take the lead on the next batter as Cardullo picked up an RBI as he was hit by a pitch bringing Oravetz across the plate for a 2-1 FSU advantage.

The lead was short lived as the Gators tied the game at two on an RBI single to right center by Munroe. Parker faced the first two batters in the seventh registering a strikeout and a walk before giving way to Mike McGee. McGee got Pisani swinging on strikes but was unable to get out of the inning giving up the single to Munroe. Weitzel then laced a single to left putting runners on the corners and forcing another pitching change for the Seminoles.

This time Martin called on sophomore John Gast and the sophomore lefty came through getting Barnes to ground out into a fielder's choice to keep the game tied at two.

Florida State looked to regain the lead in the seventh loading the bases with only one out, but Billy Bullock came out of the bullpen and got Stuart Tapley to ground into an inning ending double play. The Seminoles loaded the bases on three consecutive singles. The third hit in the inning kept the runners frozen as Oravetz laced a single into center off the diving glove of Weitzel at second.

The Gators took advantage of three Seminole errors in the bottom half of the inning to retake the lead at 4-2. After Gast issued a four pitch walk to pinch hitter Jonathan Pigott to start the inning, things fell apart for Florida State with two fielding errors and a throwing error. Pigott advanced all the way to third on a failed pickoff attempt by Gast, who threw errantly over to first. Following a one out walk to den Dekker, Posey could not handle a grounder off the bat of McArthur allowing Pigott to score for a 3-2 lead.

Bo O'Dell was called on with one out in the seventh becoming the fifth Seminole pitcher of the game. On the very first pitch, O'Dell got Cooper to ground into what looked like an inning ending double play, but the ball went right through the legs of Cardullo at short as den Dekker scampered home giving the Gators a two-run advantage.

The Seminoles stranded a couple runners in the eighth after back-to-back hits by pinch hitter Mike Meschke and Cardullo. Bullock bounced back getting Danesh and pinch hitter Sean Gilmartin swinging on strikes to maintain the lead for the Gators.

In a holiday that has usually played in favor of Florida State in the past, the luck of the Irish was not with the Seminoles on Tuesday night. FSU falls to 27-9 all-time when playing on St. Patrick's Day and 2-5 on the road.

Florida State returns to conference action on Friday welcoming the Clemson Tigers to Tallahassee for a three-game set.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  3   0  0  1  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  2   1  1  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  1
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  2   1  1  0  1  3
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  2   1  0  0  6  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     2  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  2   1  0  1  1  2
Ohmed Danesh            LF-RF     4  0  0   0  0  3  2  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  3   0  0  0 12  2
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Mike McGee            P-LF      1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  4 15   4  3  9 25  9
Opp                              37  5 10   4  6 14 27 13

E - FSU-Geoff Parker (2), John Gast (1), Jack Posey (1), Stephen Cardullo (7)
2B - FSU-Tyler Holt (11), Tommy Oravetz (2), Jack Posey (1), Stephen Cardullo (2)
HBP - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (1)
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (3)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     2.2  5  1  1  1  4
Geoff Parker                    2.2  0  1  1  1  5
Mike McGee                      0.1  2  0  0  0  1
John Gast                       0.2  0  2  0  2  1
Bo O'Dell                       0.2  0  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall       L (1-1)    1.1  3  1  1  2  2
                               ===================
FSU                             8.1 10  5  3  6 14
Opp                  W          9.0 15  4  4  3  9


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FLORIDA STATE 5, CLEMSON 2
03/20/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Grabs Game One With 5-2 Victory Over Clemson.

The Seminoles score three of the five runs on two outs in winning game one on Friday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Seventeenth-ranked Florida State (10-7, 2-3 ACC) earned its fourth straight victory over 16th-ranked Clemson (13-5, 4-3 ACC) taking game one 5-2 Friday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Three of the five runs scored in game one came on two outs as the Seminoles put together some timely hitting in handing the Atlantic Division Tigers their third conference loss of the season.

Freshman Sean Gilmartin once again turned in another fantastic performance as the Moorpark, Calif., native moved to 4-1 on the year. The southpaw worked 6.1 innings allowing just one run on six hits. Despite walking a career-high four batters, Gilmartin surpassed the seven strikeout plateau for the third consecutive game as he recorded eight strikeouts Friday night.

The hitting in game one was spread out as eight Seminoles recorded one hit. Tommy Oravetz, Stuart Tapley, Jason Stidham and Rafael Lopez each registered an RBI, but it was Lopez' solo home run in the bottom of the sixth that proved to be the game-winner.

"We got excellent pitching from Gilmartin, we got some big hits from Rafael Lopez to Stuart Tapley and a great at-bat by Tommy Oravetz there at the end," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a good win. We just gotta be ready tomorrow."

"We had some quality at-bats tonight," added Lopez. "We needed that; we needed guys to step up both offensively and defensively. This win tonight was great for us."

"It was very impressive the way we got out there and played," added Martin. "We played solid defense and had some very good at-bats. We did some things that were impressive on the bases and it was a good solid win for us."

Florida State also got a solid outing from their bullpen as three Seminole pitchers combined to work 2.2 innings giving up just one run on two hits. Senior Jimmy Marshall worked a perfect ninth inning to pick up his fourth save in as many chances.

Gilmartin escaped early trouble in the first as the first two Tigers reached on an infield single and a walk. But the freshman southpaw registered a strikeout of Ben Paulsen and then got Kyle Parker to ground into an inning ending double play.

The Seminoles were unable to capitalize on a bases loaded situation in their half of the first. Oravetz got things started with a double off the fence in right center for his third double of the season. After a walk to Stidham, Stephen Cardullo loaded the bases on a two-out infield single to third. Clemson starter Trey Delk (1-1) would keep Florida State off the scoreboard when Lopez flew out to left for the final out of the inning.

Clemson loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the second but a big defensive play by Tapley at third helped get the Seminoles out of the jam. Tapley made a diving snag on a hard hit liner off the bat of Jason Stolz and quickly tagged the bag at third for the double play. Gilmartin took care of the rest getting Addison Johnson looking on strikes to close out the second.

"Those defensive plays early on were huge," said Gilmartin. "That built momentum for the rest of the game. We were able to turn two big double plays in the first two innings to get out of a couple jams."

Florida State struck first with a run in the third to take an early 1-0 lead. Tapley drew a two out walk, his second in as many at-bats, and scored from first on an RBI double by Stidham.

The Tigers tied the game in the fifth with one swing of the bat. Johnson led off the inning with a solo shot over the fence in right center for his first home run of the season. It was the fifth home run given up by Gilmartin this year.

The game wasn't tied for long as the Seminoles retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth with another two-out base hit. This time it was Tapley who hit an RBI single to center plating Holt for a 2-1 advantage. Holt picked up his first hit of the game lacing a 1-2 offering from Delk to left field. He then moved up 90 feet as Delk threw errantly over to first on a failed pickoff attempt. The error would prove costly as Holt scored two batters later on Tapley's RBI single.

Florida State extended its lead in the sixth on a home run by Lopez. The Seminole catcher greeted Tiger reliever Will Lamb with a solo shot to right for his third round tripper of the season.

"The first two pitches (in that at-bat) were fastballs," said Lopez. "I got two fastballs in my first two at-bats and did nothing with them. But then he (Lamb) came back with a low, inside curveball and I just got a good swing on it and lifted it out of the park."

Gilmartin faced two batters in the seventh before his evening came to a close. The freshman southpaw gave up a single to Stolz to lead off the inning but a balk was charged to Gilmartin moving Stolz into scoring position at second. Cardullo then made a nice defensive play in the hole at short to throw out Johnson at first keeping Stolz at second.

Martin went to the bullpen after the putout calling on John Gast, who registered a line out to left and grounder back to the mound to keep the Seminole lead at two.

Gilmartin finished the evening working 6.1 innings allowing just one run on six hits.

"I thought Sean pitched an excellent ball game," said Martin. "He made some quality pitches and I think now its time for him to look at himself as a Friday night starter and to start preparing for that."

Clemson drew within one of the Florida State lead in the eighth courtesy of the Tigers second home run of the game. After registering strikeouts in his first three at-bats, Paulsen blasted a 1-2 offering from Gast deep and out of the park to right for his team leading fourth home run of the season. Parker then laced the first pitch he saw from Gast off the wall in right for a double. After a groundout to Jeff Schaus, Florida State went to the pen for the second time in the game bringing in right hander Geoff Parker.

Parker got Sanders to ground out on a dribbler in front of the plate which Lopez pounced on and threw on to Jack Posey at first for the second out of the inning. The sophomore right hander than got pinch hitter Chris Epps swinging on strikes in a ball in the dirt, but Epps reached first and Parker moved to third on the wild pitch. But the result of that play hardly affected Parker as the Seminole pitcher got Stolz to strike out swinging to keep the Seminole lead at 3-2.

The Garnet and Gold added some insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth off Tiger reliever Tomas Cruz to take a 5-2 lead. Cardullo was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and moved to second as he successfully stole second for his first stolen base of the season. The junior shortstop then advanced to third on a nicely executed sacrifice bunt by Lopez. With a runner on first and Posey at the plate, Clemson was forced to bring the infield in. Posey hit a ball to the left of shortstop Brad Miller, who made a nice glove stop, turned and fired a strike to the plate. The ball beat Cardullo but catcher Phil Pohl could not hang on to the ball as Cardullo slide in safely for the fourth Seminole run of the game.

The Seminoles completed the scoring in the eighth as Oravetz was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded bringing home Posey. The hit by pitch was the 33rd for Oravetz all-time moving him into sole possession of fifth place on school's career list.

Florida State and Clemson return to the diamond for game two of a three game series on Saturday, March 21 with first pitched scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  1  2  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  1   1  2  1  2  2
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  1   1  1  1  2  4
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  1   0  0  1  1  2
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  1   1  0  0 10  1
Mike Meschke            1B        2  0  1   0  0  0  5  0
  Jack Posey            PH-1B     2  1  0   0  0  0  5  0
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  5  8   4  5  7 27 11
Opp                              33  2  8   2  4 11 24  9

E - Opp-3, FSU-Sean Gilmartin (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (3), Jason Stidham (9)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Rafael Lopez (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (7), Stephen Cardullo (2)
SH - FSU-Rafael Lopez (1)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2), Stephen Cardullo (1), Mike McGee (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (4-1)    6.1  6  1  1  4  8
John Gast                       1.0  2  1  1  0  0
Geoff Parker                    0.2  0  0  0  0  2
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(4)      1.0  0  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  2  2  4 11
Opp                  L          8.0  8  5  2  5  7


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CLEMSON 8, FLORIDA STATE 7
03/21/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Clemson 8-7 In Extra Innings.

The Seminoles and Tigers will face-off in the rubber game of the series on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a valiant effort by the 17th-ranked Seminoles (10-8, 2-4 ACC) on Saturday evening, but the guys in Garnet and Gold fell just short as 16th-ranked Clemson (14-5, 5-3 ACC) evened the series at a game a piece defeating Florida State 8-7 in 11 innings on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

After the Tigers plated three in the 11th, the Seminoles made things interesting scoring two runs on two outs in the bottom half of the inning off Clemson reliever Matt Vaughn (1-0). With the Seminoles down three, Mike McGee laced an RBI single to left plating Stuart Tapley. Ohmed Danesh kept Florida State alive dropping a bloop single to left just beyond the outstretched glove of Brad Miller at short scoring Jason Stidham to cut the deficit to one.

With runners at the corners, Clemson went to the bullpen and brought on lefty Casey Harman. Harman secured the win for the Tigers and picked up his first save of the season as he got Rafael Lopez to groundout to second to end the game.

The win for Clemson snapped a four-game losing streak against the Seminoles dating back to last year. Clemson moved to 3-1 in extra innings in 2009, while it was the first extra inning game for FSU (0-1) this year.

"I was very proud with the way our young men fought tonight," said head coach Mike Martin. "That last column on the scoreboard was not something that excites me. When you see four (errors) up there, you have to be very excited about the fact that you were still in the ball game. Once again, I was very pleased with the fight we showed tonight."

Tyler Holt continued his hot hitting on the year as the sophomore center fielder finished the game 3-for-5 with a career-high four RBI and two runs scored. Holt also registered his first career multi-home run game as he belted two on Saturday night including a two-run blast in the bottom of the eighth which tied the game, eventually sending it to extra innings. Holt registered his fifth three-hit game of the season and know has 11 multi-hit games through the first 18 games in 2009.

"Tyler certainly had a big night for us," added Martin. "He made some nice defensive plays and had some great at-bats. He certainly brings a lot to the table."

Stephen Cardullo tied a career-high with three hits, while Danesh came off the bench and went 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Clemson's big hit in the 11th came off the bat of Kyle Parker who launched a two-run blast off the scoreboard in left to give the Tigers the three-run advantage.

Clemson manufactured a pair of runs without registering a hit in the second to take an early 2-0 lead. The Tigers took advantage of a hit batter and a walk by Busch and a throwing error by Stidham at second to grab a two run lead. With runners at second and third and one out, Jason Stolz sent a groundball to second where the throw by Stidham short hopped Jack Posey at first. Both Tiger base runners scored on the play to give Clemson a two-run advantage.

It wasn't until the third that the Seminole's registered their first hit of the game. Holt was credited with the honors as he lifted a solo shot out to left center for his second home run of the season and fifth of his career to cut the deficit in half.

Florida State went out in front for the first time on Saturday with two runs in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead. McGee got things started as he drew a one out walk and came around to score on a double off the top of the fence in right center by D'Vontrey Richardson. Richardson would score two batters later on a two out hit back up the middle by Holt.

The lead was short lived as Clemson came back with a run in the fifth to tie the game at three. Addison Johnson connected on a one out double to right, but Richardson could not field the ball cleanly off the wall allowing Johnson to scamper into third standing up. The Tiger center fielder scored one batter later on an RBI groundout to second by Miller.

Clemson threatened to take the lead in the top of the sixth loading the bases with one out on Busch. After a strikeout to start the inning, the freshman southpaw gave up a single to right center, a walk and then a hit by pitch.

Busch's night would come to a close after the hit-by-pitch as Martin called on Geoff Parker out of the bullpen for the second time in as many games. And for the second straight night, Parker came through in the clutch getting a line out to left and a fly out to center to keep the game deadlocked at three.

In his second start of the season, Busch worked 5.1 innings allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits. He walked two and struck out three in earning the no decision.

"Brian had a good outing," said Martin. "He did very well. Looking at his numbers, five hits in 5.1 innings against an outstanding team like Clemson, you have to be pretty pleased with his performance."

The third Seminole error of the game led to the go-ahead run for the Tigers in the seventh. Following a dropped fly ball in left by McGee and a passed ball put runners at second and third with one out, Ben Paulsen brought home Johnson on a groundout to first to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead. The inning came to a close two batters later as Parker got Schaus to pop up to Stephen Cardullo at short.

Clemson added another run in the eighth on a two-out bunt single by Johnson to give the Tigers a two-run lead. Johnson took the first pitch he saw from reliever Mark Peterson and laid down a bunt single towards first scoring Matt Sanders from third to make the score 5-3.

Holt tied the game with one swing of the bat in the eighth connecting on his second home run of the game. The Gainesville, Fla., native deposited a 3-1 offering from Tiger reliever Graham Stoneburner off the scoreboard in left to deadlock the game at five.

The Seminoles received great relief performances from Peterson, Bo O'Dell and Jimmy Marshall in the late innings as the trio went a combined 2.1 innings allowing no runs on two hits.

The game went to extra innings and in the tenth both schools put a runner on at third with one out and were unable to get the run across. Jimmy Marshall relieved Bo O'Dell and induced a pair of infield pop ups to end the inning.

In the bottom half of the inning with Danesh standing on third following a double off the fence in right and a sacrifice bunt by Lopez, Holt hit a groundball to short where Miller threw to the plate to get Danesh out at home.

Florida State and Clemson return to the diamond for the final game of a three game set on Sunday, March 22. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  2  3   4  1  0  3  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  2  2  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  1  1   0  0  2  0  3
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  0   0  1  1  5  4
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  3   0  1  1  2  1
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  7  2
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     2  0  0   0  1  2  4  0
Mike McGee              LF        5  1  1   1  1  2  5  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        3  1  3   1  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         5  0  0   0  0  1  6  1
Brian Busch             P                            0  3
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  1
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  1
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              43  7 12   7  8 12 33 16
Opp                              37  8  9   7  5  7 33 14

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (6), Mike McGee 2 (2), D'Vontrey Richardson (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (3), Ohmed Danesh (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (3)
HBP - Opp-4, FSU-Jason Stidham (3)
SH - Opp-3, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2), Rafael Lopez (2)
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (7), Jason Stidham (2), Ohmed Danesh (1)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     5.1  5  3  1  2  3
Geoff Parker                    2.1  0  2  1  1  2
Mark Peterson                   0.2  1  0  0  1  0
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  0  0  0  0  0
John Gast            L (1-2)    0.2  1  2  2  1  1
Hunter Scantling                0.1  1  1  1  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                            11.0  9  8  5  5  7
Opp                  W-Sv      11.0 12  7  7  8 12


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FLORIDA STATE 7, CLEMSON 4
03/22/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

McGee's Walk-Off Home Run Gives FSU Series Victory Over Clemson.

The Seminoles rally three times on Sunday to record their first ACC series victory of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a back and forth contest that featured two ties and five lead changes, the last lead on Sunday belonged to the Seminoles as Mike McGee launched a walk-off, three-run blast in the bottom of the ninth to give 17th-ranked Florida State (11-8, 3-4 ACC) a 7-4 victory over 16th-ranked Clemson (14-6, 5-4 ACC). The win secured the first ACC series victory for Florida State in 2009, while bringing the Seminoles within a game of Boston College for the Atlantic Division lead.

The home run capped off an incredible game for the Port St. Lucie, Fla., native as McGee finished the afternoon 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. The ninth inning home run was his second of the game marking his first career multi-home run game. The play also goes down as McGee's first career walk-off hit.

"I don't care if it is only close to the 20th game of the year, that was a big win for our baseball program," head coach Mike Martin said. "Believe me that was huge."

The sophomore right hander was also the Seminole starter in the series finale working six strong innings in earning a no decision. McGee allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits as he walked five and struck out four. The six innings tied a season-high while it was McGee's second weekend start of the year.

As was the case in Saturday night's game, the Seminoles once again had to rally from a late inning deficit. This time down a run in the ninth, Florida State got the leadoff hitter aboard as pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz found the hole between through the left side for a single off Tiger reliever Justin Sarratt (3-1). James Ramsey was called on to pinch run for Oravetz at first and would move up 90 as Tyler Holt drew a walk. After a successful sacrifice bunt by Stephen Cardullo moved the runners to second and third, Stuart Tapley loaded the bases earning a hard fought walk after getting behind in the count at 0-2.

The Seminoles tied the game at four one batter later as Ramsey scored on a sacrifice fly to foul territory in left off the bat of Jason Stidham. Holt and Tapley made a head's up move on the base paths as each runner advanced a base as the throw from Jeff Schaus went to the plate. With the winning run standing just 90 feet away, McGee made certain the run would score as he roped a 1-2 offering from Sarratt out of the ball park to the opposite field in right for the game-winner.

"I knew off the bat it was going to hit the fence," McGee explained. "It was a plus for it to get over the fence, but I knew as soon as I hit it, it was going to at least hit the fence."

The walk-off victory is the second of the year for the Seminoles and the first in league play since Jack Rye's walk-off single against Virginia in the 10th in Tallahassee a season ago.

John Gast got the win as he pitched a perfect ninth retiring all three batters that he faced. The sophomore southpaw now stands at 2-2 on the year.

Clemson was the first to strike on Sunday with a run in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead. Brad Miller led off the game with a walk and advanced to third on a hit and run single to right by Mike Freeman. Miller scored a batter later as Ben Paulsen grounded into a double play.

The Seminoles tied the game in the second on a two-out base hit off the bat of Ruairi O'Connor. Making his second start of the season, O'Connor ripped a base hit back up the middle to score D'Vontrey Richardson from second. Richardson got on base after drawing a four pitch walk from Clemson starter Casey Harman and then moved into scoring position after Harman was charged with a balk.

McGee helped his own cause in the fourth hammering a solo shot to left to give the Seminoles their first lead of the game. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native crushed a 3-2 offering from Harman out of the park to left for his third home run of the season and ninth of his career.

The Tigers loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth but came away empty handed as McGee got Freeman swinging on strikes to maintain FSU's one-run lead. The sophomore right hander began the inning getting Clemson designated hitter Will Lamb looking on strikes and then relied on the strikeout once again to get out of a jam.

The Seminoles returned the favor in the bottom half of the fifth loading the bases after Harman retired the first two batters that he faced. FSU was unable to add to its lead as the Tiger southpaw got Stidham swinging on strikes, but the out was recorded at the plate as the ball skipped in the dirt. Tiger catcher Phil Pohl got to the ball and tagged out Holt sliding into home for the final out of the inning.

Clemson grabbed the lead for the second time on Sunday with two runs in the top of the sixth to make the score 3-2. After Paulsen and Lamb reached on an infield single and a single to left, respectively, Jason Stolz brought home the tying run as he laced a base hit to left just off the outstretched glove of a leaping Cardullo at short. Lamb would score on the play as the throw from O'Connor in left went into the Clemson dugout.

"I struggled in the first inning because I was nervous," McGee said. "I've never really thrown in a big ACC game before like that so I was a little nervous going into this one. I settled down and I am glad I got into a groove. I'm happy with today's pitching."

The Tigers looked to add to their lead in the seventh loading the bases on just one out against reliever Mark Peterson. The freshman southpaw got Jeff Schaus to ground into a fielder's choice putout at the plate as Jack Posey threw on to Parker Brunelle for the second out of the inning. Peterson then proceeded to get out of the inning unscathed as he got pinch hitter Richard Mounce to fly out to Ohmed Danesh in right.

FSU rallied to tie the game once again with a run in the seventh. Brunelle led off the inning with a single through the right side off Tiger reliever Tomas Cruz. The sophomore catcher then advanced to third on a two base throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt by Cruz. One batter later, Holt tied the game with a sacrifice fly to right.

The lead went back to the Tigers in the eighth on a well executed squeeze play. With Stolz on third after leading off the inning with a walk, Clemson put the runner in motion on a 1-2 count as Addison Johnson laid down a bunt right in front of the pitcher's mound. Stolz scored on the sacrifice bunt to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead.

Peterson worked two innings in relief allowing a run on two hits, while issuing a career-high three walks.

The Seminoles once again came through with some clutch hitting as five of the seven runs scored on Sunday came on two outs. For the weekend, 13 of the 19 runs scored in the series against the Tigers came on two outs.

Florida State will return to the diamond for a two-game, mid-week series at home against Florida Gulf Coast beginning Tuesday, March 24. First pitch for both games is slated for 6:00 p.m. on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   1  1  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  2   0  0  0  2  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  1   0  2  0  1  4
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  0   1  0  2  4  0
Mike McGee              P-DH      5  2  3   4  0  1  0  1
Jack Posey              1B        4  0  1   0  0  2  8  2
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        1  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        4  0  1   1  0  2  3  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  1  1   0  0  0  6  1
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  7 12   7  4  9 27 10
Opp                              31  4  8   2  8  5 26 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3), Stuart Tapley (4)
HR - FSU-Mike McGee 2 (4)
HBP - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (4)
SF - FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Jason Stidham (4)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Ohmed Danesh (2)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee                      6.0  6  3  2  5  4
Mark Peterson                   2.0  2  1  1  3  0
John Gast            W (2-2)    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  4  3  8  5
Opp                  L          8.2 12  7  7  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 11, FLORIDA GULF COAST 3
03/24/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Clips Florida Gulf Coast 11-3.

Jason Stidham finishes the evening 3-for-3 hitting his first home run of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coming off a weekend series victory over Clemson, 22nd-ranked Florida State (12-8) continued to ride the momentum downing Florida Gulf Coast (13-9) 11-3 in the first meeting between the two schools. FSU broke out to a 5-0 lead after three innings and never looked back cruising to an eight-run victory over the Eagles on Tuesday night inside Dick Howser Stadium on Mike Martin Field.

The Seminoles out hit the Eagles 12-11 in game one of a two-game mid-week set as seven of the 12 hits went for extra bases including five doubles. The top three hitters in the Seminole line-up (Tyler Holt, Stephen Cardullo and Stuart Tapley) finished 5-for-12 with three runs and four RBI.

"Well, it was a good win," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was very pleased with the way our young men competed all night long. We will enjoy this one for a little bit and then begin preparing once again for a very good Florida Gulf Coast team on Wednesday night."

Junior Jason Stidham went 3-for-3 on Tuesday night and capped off a perfect evening in the seventh connecting on his first home run of the season. The Palm Bay, Fla., native went opposite field off Eagles reliever Tim Kiley.

Stuart Tapley and Tyler Holt each registered two hits a piece, while Tapley broke the game wide open in the fourth blasting a three-run shot off the scoreboard in left for his team leading fifth home run of the season.

In making his second start of the season, senior Bo O'Dell upped his record to 2-1 after allowing two runs on eight hits in five innings of work. He finished the game with four strikeouts while tying a season-high with three walks. O'Dell moved to 8-2 all-time as a starter in 13 career starts at Florida State.

"Bo O'Dell did not have a great outing but yet he went out there and competed," added Martin. "Some nights you don't have everything going for you, but he showed what kind of person he is by getting out there and battling."

Florida Gulf Coast loaded the bases in the top of the first but came away empty handed as O'Dell got Zach Maxfield to fly out to deep center for the final out of the inning. The Seminole starter gave up an infield single to Josh Upchurch and then uncharacteristically issued a pair of walks. It marked just the 11th time in 40 career appearances that O'Dell has allowed two or more walks in an outing.

Florida State took an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second without advancing the ball out of the infield. Three of the first four Seminole batters in the inning reached drawing a walk off FGCU starter Patrick Nathanson (3-1). With the bases loaded, Parker Brunelle stepped in and was credited with an RBI driving in Stidham on a fielding error by Eagle third baseman Tim Roberson. Tommy Oravetz scored from second on the play to give the Seminoles a two-run lead. After an infield single by Holt loaded the bases for the second time in the inning, Cardullo drove in the third run of the inning plating Ruairi O'Connor on a fielder's choice groundout to second.

The Seminoles increased their lead to 5-0 in the bottom of the third with a pair of two-out hits. With Stidham at first after singling to right, Oravetz roped a double off the fence in right plating the junior second baseman. Pinch hitter Ohmed Danesh then hit an RBI single back up the middle scoring Oravetz for the five-run advantage.

Florida Gulf Coast broke through with its first run of the game as Maxfield led off the fourth with a solo shot to right. The Eagle designated hitter deposited an O'Dell offering over the fence in right center for his fifth round tripper of the season.

FSU answered right back with three more runs in the bottom of the inning to take an 8-1 lead. After Holt and Cardullo began the inning with a single and a double, respectively, Tapley cleared the bases with a three-run shot to left. The sophomore third baseman deposited a 1-0 pitch from Eagle reliever Craig Crumbly over the wall in left for his team leading fifth home run of the season.

The Eagles added a run in the fifth on an RBI groundout by Brad Roberts. Tim Roberson scored on the play as he led off the inning with an infield single.

The bullpen was stellar on Tuesday evening working four innings allowing an unearned run on just three hits. Three Seminole relievers combined to strikeout seven Eagle batters.

The Seminoles' Tyler Everett entered in the sixth and pitched two scoreless innings in relief. The Tallahassee, Fla., native set down the final four batters that he faced including striking out the side in the seventh. Everett finished the game tying a career-high with four strikeouts.

Hunter Scantling worked the eighth allowing just one run, unearned, on one hit. After giving up a leadoff double, Scantling registered a strikeout, a sacrifice fly and a groundout to close out the inning.

Jimmy Marshall worked the ninth recording a pair of strikeouts to secure the Seminoles first victory over an Atlantic Sun opponent in 2009.

Ohmed Danesh went 2-for-3 off the bench with two RBI and a run scored. Danesh has reached base safely in six of his last seven plate appearances. In making his second straight start behind the plate, Parker Brunelle set a season-high with two RBI.

Florida State and Florida Gulf Coast will face off in game two on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   0  0  2  3  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-CF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  1   1  1  0  1  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  2   3  0  1  0  1
  Ray Navarro           PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  James Ramsey          LF        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  3  3   1  1  0  0  4
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Posey              1B        2  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     1  1  0   0  1  0  4  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  2  1   1  1  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        0  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     3  1  2   2  0  1  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  0  1   2  0  1 10  1
Bo O'Dell               P                            1  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 11 12  10  5  9 27  9
Opp                              37  3 11   3  5 11 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (5)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (4), Jason Stidham (10), Tommy Oravetz (4), Ohmed Danesh (7)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (5), Jason Stidham (1)
SF - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Bo O'Dell            W (2-1)    5.0  8  2  2  3  4
Tyler Everett                   2.0  1  0  0  1  4
Hunter Scantling                1.0  1  1  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0 11  3  2  5 11
Opp                  L          8.0 12 11  9  5  9


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FLORIDA STATE 11, FLORIDA GULF COAST 9
03/25/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Three-Run Eighth Leads Florida State Past Florida Gulf Coast.

The Seminoles get home runs from Cardullo and Posey in the win over the Eagles.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (13-8) needed runs in just two innings Wednesday night to take an 11-9 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (13-10) completing the two-game, mid-week series sweep of the Eagles on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The 22nd-ranked Seminoles rallied twice on Wednesday night scoring eight runs in the fifth and three in the eighth to win their third straight contest.

Three Seminoles registered multiple hits in the win including sophomore Tyler Holt who went 2-for-4 and now has 13 multiple hit games through the first 21 contests. Stephen Cardullo and Jack Posey each left the yard for the Seminoles in game two. Cardullo finished the evening with two hits, while tying a career-high with three RBIs. Posey registered his third three-RBI game of the season and fourth of his career in Wednesday night's victory.

Florida State once again used a late inning rally to secure their fourth win in the last five games. Down by one entering the eighth, the Seminoles got the first two batters on base with singles by Mike McGee and Cardullo. Pinch hitter Ruairi O'Connor recorded a successful sacrifice down the first base line, but Eagle reliever Chris Sale (2-3) threw the ball in the dirt allowing McGee to score from third to tie the game at 9-9. The Seminoles then registered back-to-back sacrifice flies by Rafael Lopez and Posey to retake the lead at 11-9.

"Ruairi did a great job of getting down a sacrifice bunt in the eighth," said Cardullo. "The next two guys did a good job of hitting sacrifice flies to get the runs in. Taking two out of three from Clemson was definitely a confidence booster for us and then to come out and beat (Florida) Gulf Coast in two is just huge."

Jimmy Marshall came out to pitch the ninth and picked up his fifth save of the season as he got the Eagles in order. After recording a fly out to McGee in left for the first out of the inning, the senior right hander took care of the rest getting Zach Maxfield swinging on strikes and Josh Chester on a called third strike for the final out of the ball game.

"That was a win that you think you got control of the game with a great inning in which we had some tremendous at-bats to get a five-run lead," said head coach Mike Martin. "Before you know it, you're one run down. We did a very good job of scoring three in the eighth to come away with a hard fought victory over a very good Florida Gulf Coast team."

Hunter Scantling recorded his first collegiate win working 1.2 scoreless innings. The freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., faced the minimum in his second straight outing as he did not allow a hit while striking out one.

"My goal tonight was to keep the game close and that was what I did," said Scantling. "I felt great about my outing tonight. Going out there now, I'm getting more comfortable after every outing."

Florida Gulf Coast jumped out in front early with a run in the top of the first. After setting down the first two batters to start the game, FSU starter Austin Wood issued back-to-back walks before giving up an RBI single to right off the bat of designated hitter Zach Maxfield.

The Eagles added another run in the third taking advantage of a Seminole fielding error to increase their lead to 2-0. As a result of an error at first by Posey, Tim Roberson reached on a fielder's choice and scored his second run of the game on a sacrifice fly to left by Chester.

Robert Greene led off the top of the fourth with a home run to left to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead. The sophomore catcher took Wood high off the scoreboard for his sixth home run of the season.

Wood's night would come to a close one batter later after issuing a walk to Bobbie Barrie for his fifth free pass of the game. The Seminole freshman finished the evening allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits, while striking out one in the no decision.

Geoff Parker came on in relief of Wood in the fourth and got a fly out and consecutive ground outs to second to keep FGCU's lead at 3-0.

After managing just one hit through the first four innings, the Seminoles finally found their groove in the fifth scoring eight runs on five hits. Florida State sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning scoring all eight runs on two outs as the Eagles sent five pitchers to the mound.

Posey started the scoring barrage with a two-run shot to left center scoring Lopez who drew a walk. The Seminoles preceded to the load the bases on back-to-back singles by Holt and Tommy Oravetz and a walk to Stuart Tapley. Stidham drove in the game tying run drawing a bases loaded walk.

McGee gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game ripping a double down the left field line plating Oravetz and Tapley. One batter later Cardullo cleared the bases with one swing of the bat clubbing a three-run shot off the scoreboard to give Florida State an 8-3 advantage.

Florida Gulf Coast came right back with two runs in the sixth on Greene's second home run of the game. Greene took Parker out of the park to left to cut the deficit to 8-5. With the blast, Greene became just the second opposing batter to hit two home runs in a single game off the Florida State pitching staff this year. Joseph Sanders of Auburn was the first to accomplish the feat back on February 26 in an 8-7 Seminole victory.

The Eagles recaptured the lead in the seventh scoring four runs off Mark Peterson to take a 9-8 lead. With runners at first and second, Maxfield recorded his second RBI of the game lacing a base hit back up the middle scoring Roberson, who led off the inning with a single to right. The run was the third scored by Roberson on Wednesday night. After a sacrifice bunt by Chester moved the runners 90 feet, Brad Roberts hit his fourth home run of the season, a three-run shot to left on a 2-1 offering from Peterson.

Florida State hits the road this weekend for the start of an eight game road trip which will cover 13 days. The first stop for the Seminoles is in College Park as Florida State takes on Maryland in a three-game series beginning Friday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   0  1  0  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Sherman Johnson       2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B-3B     3  1  1   1  1  1  3  6
Mike McGee              LF        4  2  2   2  0  0  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  2   3  0  0  0  3
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         1  1  0   1  2  0  5  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  1  1   3  0  0 12  0
Austin Wood             P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  1
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29 11  9  10  5  3 27 11
Opp                              34  9  8   9  6  5 24  8

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Posey (2)
2B - FSU-Mike McGee (4)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2), Jack Posey (2)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (3), Jack Posey (2)
SB - Opp-1
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (2), Mike McGee (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Austin Wood                     3.0  3  3  2  5  1
Geoff Parker                    3.0  2  2  2  0  1
Mark Peterson                   0.1  3  4  4  1  0
Hunter Scantling     W (1-0)    1.2  0  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(5)      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  8  9  8  6  5
Opp                  L          8.0  9 11  9  5  3


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FLORIDA STATE 6, MARYLAND 2
03/28/2009, COLLEGE PARK, MD, First 5 1/2 innings played on 3/27 - rain delay.
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Maryland 6-2 In Resumption Of Game One.

The Seminoles even their record at 4-4 in ACC play with the win over the Terps.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Following a lengthy delay that spanned over 13 hours and 41 minutes, Florida State (14-8, 4-4 ACC) evened its ACC record with a 6-2 victory over Maryland (11-13, 3-7 ACC) on Saturday morning in the resumption of Friday night's series opener. With the win, the 22nd-ranked Seminoles extended their win streak to four games while picking up their first road win of the season.

Sean Gilmartin and Geoff Parker combined to shut down the Terrapins over nine innings giving up a combined three hits as the Seminoles registered their 34th straight victory over Maryland and 23rd win in a row in College Park.

Gilmartin moved to 5-1 on the year as the freshman southpaw worked five innings on Friday night before the game was postponed due to rain. Gilmartin allowed just two runs on two hits as he walked two and struck out six. It marked the fifth straight start that Gilmartin has registered six or more strike outs.

Parker earned his first career save as he pitched the final four innings in relief. The Dade City, Fla., native allowed just two base runners on a base hit and a walk. Parker finished the game with four strikeouts throwing 50 pitches.

Florida State finished the game with 11 hits as four Seminoles recorded two hits each. Tommy Oravetz tied a season-high with two hits, while Jack Posey, Stephen Cardullo and Rafael Lopez notched two hits and an RBI a piece. With a base hit in the first inning, Tyler Holt extended his hit streak to a career-long 12 games.

The Seminoles ran out to an early lead before steady rain became increasingly worse bringing the game to a halt with FSU leading 5-2 in the bottom of the sixth.

Florida State threatened in its first at-bat of the three-game set in College Park registering consecutive base hits by Holt and Oravetz to lead off the game. Holt singled back up the middle and moved to second on a balk charged to Maryland starter Matt Fullerton (2-2). Oravetz followed with a frozen rope single through the left side forcing Holt to initially retreat back to second. Once the ball cleared the infield, Holt moved to third and headed for home, but was thrown out at the plate to keep the game knotted at zero.

The Seminoles grabbed an early lead on the Terrapins with two runs in the second. Posey laced a one-out double to left and moved to third as Fullerton was charged with his second balk of the game. Cardullo then drew a hard earned walk after getting down in the count at 0-2. With runners at the corners, Lopez hit an RBI single back up the middle plating Posey for the first run of the game. Right fielder Ruairi O'Connor drove in the second run of the inning on a fielder's choice groundout back to the mound. Fullerton went to second in an effort to turn the inning ending double play, but O'Connor beat out the relay throw from second to give the Seminoles a 2-0 lead.

Oravetz picked up his second hit of the evening doubling to the gap in right center to begin the third. The hit would end the night for Fullerton who left the game after just two plus innings of work. Ben Jones came on out of the bullpen and after getting Tapley swinging on strikes, issued back-to-back walks to Jason Stidham and Mike McGee to load the bases. Posey stepped in and gave the Seminoles a 3-0 lead sending a sacrifice fly to right as Oravetz scored just in front of the throw from right fielder A.J. Casario.

For the second straight inning, FSU loaded the bases this time drawing three straight walks off Jones all on two outs. The walks would come back to haunt the Terps as Stidham drove a 3-2 pitch from the senior right hander to right center plating Holt and Oravetz for a 5-0 Florida State lead.

After going hitless through the first three innings, the Terrapins got their first hit of the game off the bat of David Poutier as the junior second baseman left the yard for his first home run of the season. Maryland added one more run as Tyler Bennett brought home Mike Murphy on a sac-fly to right to cut the Seminole lead to 5-2. Murphy followed the home run by Poutier with a ground rule double to left.

Florida State registered three straight singles off Sander Beck to start the fifth loading the bases for the third inning in a row. But the Seminoles could not add to their lead as the Terrapin reliever recorded a pair of strikeouts sandwiched between a line out to center to keep the Seminole lead at three.

Following a 13 hour and 41 minute delay, the two teams resumed play at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Geoff Parker started on the mound in the bottom of the sixth in the resumption of game one. The sophomore right hander went three up, three down throwing just 10 pitches.

In the first at-bat for the Seminoles on Saturday morning, Cardullo greeted Terrapin reliever Matt Quinn rudely hitting a line drive offering on a 3-1 pitch over the fence in dead center for his third home run of the season. The blast increased the Florida State lead to 6-2.

Oravetz was plunked on the toe to start the eighth, his eighth hit-by-pitch of the season and 34th of his career moving him within three of Bryan Zech for fourth all-time, on the career list at Florida State.

Parker set down eight in a row before allowing two Terrapins on in the eighth on a single by Will Greenberg and a walk to Poutier. But the Seminole reliever got Murphy to ground out to second on a knubber off the bat for the final out of the inning.

Friday's game featuring Florida State and Maryland was called in the bottom of the sixth with the Seminoles leading 5-2 due to rain that continued to hit the College Park area.

Game two of the series is to start 30 minutes following the end of game one.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  2  2   0  1  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  0   0  1  3  0  1
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  1   2  1  1  0  4
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  0   0  3  2  1  0
Jack Posey              1B        4  1  2   1  0  0 11  1
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  2   1  1  2  0  1
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  2   1  1  0  9  1
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     4  0  1   0  0  1  3  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  6 11   6  9 11 27  9
Opp                              29  2  3   2  3 10 27 12

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (5), Jack Posey (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3)
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (8)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Posey (3)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (8), Ohmed Danesh (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin       W (5-1)    5.0  2  2  2  2  6
Geoff Parker         Sv(1)      4.0  1  0  0  1  4
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FLORIDA STATE 10, MARYLAND 2
03/28/2009, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Completes Saturday Sweep With 10-2 Victory Over Maryland.

The Seminoles tie a season-high with three home runs in the game two victory.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Florida State (15-8, 5-4 ACC) tied a season-high with three home runs on Saturday afternoon in game two as the 22nd-ranked Seminoles defeated Maryland (11-14, 3-8 ACC) 10-2 on a misty, cold, cloudy day in College Park. The Seminoles won their fifth game in a row, while extending their win streak over the Terrapins to 35 straight games. In the process, FSU recorded its 24th consecutive victory on Maryland's home turf.

"I was just very pleased with the approach we took to the two games," said head coach Mike Martin. "We got out here and really got after it and played like Seminoles. It made us all very pleased to see us come out here and play like we did."

The Seminoles posted 14 hits on Saturday while tying a season-high with three home runs including two in the first two innings. James Ramsey had a perfect day at the plate going 3-for-3 with a two singles and a home run. He would reach base on all five plate appearances drawing a pair of walks in the win.

Stephen Cardullo picked up his third straight multi-hit game going 3-for-5 in game two and has now hit in nine straight games. Parker Brunelle collected a pair of hits in five at-bats while picking up an RBI and a run scored.

The run support was plenty for starter Brian Busch (1-1), who worked a career-high eight innings in picking up his first collegiate win. The freshman southpaw allowed just two runs on four hits as he walked two and struck out five in his third start of the season.

"I was able to get a lot of first pitch strikes," added Busch. "My location wasn't as good as I would have liked but they seemed to hit the ball right to our fielders."

The eight innings turned in by Busch in game two tied Sean Gilmartin for the longest outing by a Seminole starter this year. Gilmartin went eight innings in a 4-1 victory over Boston College back on March 6.

"Brian had a good outing," said Martin. "He spotted the ball well and did what he needed to do. When he got the lead, he went after hitters. It was a very intelligent outing for him."

Florida State grabbed the early lead in game two and never looked back scoring six runs in the first two innings.

Tapley gave the Seminoles a two-run lead on a first inning home run off Maryland starter Scott Swinson (1-4). The sophomore third baseman hammered a 3-2 pitch out of the park to deep center for his team leading sixth round tripper of the season. Holt scored on the play after leading off the game with a walk.

"Tapley's home run in the first was certainly big for us," added Martin. "We had some clutch hitting today and some quality at-bats and that's what we were after."

FSU added four more runs in the second to take a commanding 6-0 advantage. In making his third start of the season and first in left field, freshman James Ramsey left the yard hitting a solo shot out to left for his second home run of the season. Two batters later, Parker Brunelle doubled off the fence in center and moved to third on a single by Tyler Holt as the sophomore center fielder extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games. Brunelle came home on a groundout by Tommy Orvatez. Tapley followed and just missed his second home run in as many at bats, doubling off the fence in left center driving in Holt for the fifth run of the game. Tapley scored two batters later on an RBI single through the left side by Stephen Cardullo.

Busch kept the Terrapins at bay until the fourth when Mike Murphy scored the first Maryland run of the game. The Terrapin third baseman led off the inning with a single to right and scored three batters later on a throwing error by Seminole first baseman Mike Meschke. Gerry Spessard sent a groundball to Meschke at first and instead of taking the sure out at first for the second out of the inning, threw wildly over to second base. On the next batter, Busch then made a great defensive play on a bunt right back to the mound by Dan Benick to save a run. The West Boca Raton, Fla., native got Tyler Bennett in a run down between third and home with Tapley applying the tag for out number two. Busch kept the Seminole lead at five as he got Mike Moss to fly out to center to end the inning.

The Seminoles came right back with two more runs in the fifth to increase their lead to 8-1. FSU used a little small ball to manufacture both runs after loading the bases on a single by Cardullo and back-to-back walks by Ramsey and pinch hitter Jack Posey. Brunelle stepped in and sent a beautiful bunt single towards second to bring home Cardullo, while Holt brought home Ramsey on a sacrifice bunt.

Posey gave the Seminoles a 10-1 advantage as he unloaded on his third home run of the season in the seventh. The sophomore first baseman took a 3-2 pitch from Ian Schwalenberg out over the fence in left center. Ramsey scored on the play after leading off the inning with a single up the middle for his third hit of the game.

Busch retired eight straight Maryland batters before giving up a walk to Benick with one out in the seventh. The walk would cost Busch as Matthew Murakami hit a two-out RBI single to left scoring Benick for the second Terrapin run of the afternoon.

The freshman southpaw returned to the mound in the eighth and set down the Terrapins in order on just nine pitches. Busch would end the game throwing a season-high 95 pitches.

Tyler Everett put the finishing touches on game two as he pitched the ninth. After giving up two consecutive singles to start the inning, Everett got Curtis Lazar looking on strikes and Murakami to ground into a game ending double play.

Florida State and Maryland will face off in the final game of a three-game set on Sunday, March 29. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m. at Shipley Field.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  2  1   1  2  0  3  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        5  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  2  2   3  0  1  1  2
Jason Stidham           2B        5  0  2   0  0  0  1  3
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  3   1  0  1  1  3
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
  Mike McGee            PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            LF        3  3  3   1  2  0  2  0
Mike Meschke            1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Jack Posey            PH-1B     2  1  1   2  1  0  7  0
Parker Brunelle         C         5  1  2   1  0  3  7  1
Brian Busch             P                            0  2
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              39 10 14  10  5  8 27 11
Opp                              33  2  6   2  2  6 27 15

E - FSU-Mike Meschke (1), Parker Brunelle (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (5), Parker Brunelle (1)
HR - FSU-Stuart Tapley (6), James Ramsey (2), Jack Posey (3)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Tyler Holt (1)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (10)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch          W (1-1)    8.0  4  2  2  2  5
Tyler Everett                   1.0  2  0  0  0  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  2  6
Opp                  L          9.0 14 10 10  5  8


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FLORIDA STATE 21, MARYLAND 5
03/29/2009, COLLEGE PARK, MD
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Cruises Past Maryland 21-5 To Sweep Series.

Junior Stephen Cardullo registered two home runs and a career-high six RBI in the win.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - Florida State (16-8, 6-4 ACC) matched a season-high in runs and hits on Sunday afternoon in cruising to a 21-5 victory over Maryland (11-15, 3-9 ACC). The win completed the series sweep of the Terps, the first sweep for the Seminoles in league play this year.

The win was the sixth in a row for the Seminoles, tying a season-high. It also marked FSU's 36th straight victory over Maryland and 25th win in a row in College Park. The 21 runs scored on Sunday afternoon were the most since a 26-2 victory over the Terps in College Park back on May 9, 1999.

"These young men deserve all the credit," said head coach Mike Martin. "They did a great job and really got after it. This was a big weekend for our baseball team, a very important weekend all-around."

Stephen Cardullo had an explosive day going 3-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high six RBI. It marked his first career multi-home run game as the junior shortstop capped an incredible afternoon slugging his first career grand slam in the top of the seventh. Cardullo finished the weekend batting .571 with eight hits in 14 at-bats. He recorded three home runs, drove in eight and scored seven times en route to slugging a team-high 1.214. The Coral Springs, Fla., native was also perfect in 10 fielding opportunities at shortstop.

"Cardullo had a very good weekend," said Martin. "He played very well and had a bunch of RBI for us in today's ball game."

"I saw the ball really well this weekend and put together some really good at-bats," said Cardullo. "I can't remember the last time I hit one (on the grand slam), but it was a great feeling and I'm just glad that we were able to come out with three wins this weekend against Maryland."

Mike McGee pitched a solid six innings to run his record to 2-1 on the year. The sophomore right hander allowed just one run on five hits as he struck out four and did not walk a batter for the first time in 13 career starts. McGee also helped his cause offensively as he was 3-for-4 with a home run and a pair of doubles. He finished the game with three RBI and two runs scored.

"Mike had a good day all the way around," added Martin. "He had three hits before we got him out of the ball game. He also did a great job for us on the mound today."

Jack Posey, Mike Meschke and Ohmed Danesh each contributed with two hits each in Sunday's victory.

Florida State got off to a great start in the series finale against the Terps registering three runs on three hits in the top of the first. For the third straight game, Tyler Holt reached to lead off the game drawing a walk off Maryland starter Eric Potter (2-2). It did not take him long to cross the plate as Cardullo followed with a blast over the wall in center for his second home run of the series and third in the last four games. The home run also extended his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games.

After the Terps recorded the first out of the inning, three straight Seminoles reached on a walk to Jason Stidham, a base hit to left center by Posey and an RBI double to left off the bat of McGee scoring Stidham for a 3-0 Seminole advantage.

The Seminoles increased their lead in the top of the second on their second home run of the afternoon. With two outs, Cardullo drew a walk and came around to score as Tapley crushed a two-run shot to deep center for his team leading seventh home run of the season. The blast leaves Tapley one shy of matching his total home run output from his freshman campaign.

Another inning, another home run as McGee helped his own cause clubbing a solo home run to center picking up his second RBI of the afternoon. The sophomore from Port St. Lucie, Fla., went deep off Maryland reliever Brett Harman for his fifth home run of the season. Like Tapley, McGee drew within one of equaling his home run total from 2008.

Harman came in relief of Potter, who lasted just two innings allowing five runs on four hits as the Maryland starter walked four and struck out two on 65 pitches.

After Harman got the first out to begin the fifth, Florida State exploded with four straight hits to generate three runs. Stidham got things going with a double to center and scored his second run of the afternoon on an RBI single back up the middle by Posey. McGee recorded his third hit and third RBI in as many at-bats with a double to the gap in left center plating Posey for the second run in the inning. James Ramsey followed with his first hit of the game singling to right to drive in McGee. Pinch hitter Ohmed Danesh would close out the scoring in the inning knocking a two-out double off the wall in center bringing home Ramsey to give the Seminoles a 10-0 lead.

The Seminoles would pick up a run in the sixth courtesy of a Maryland error. Cardullo lead off the inning with a single to left and scored as Terrapin second baseman Matthew Murakami threw wildly over to first base in an attempt to turn a double play on a groundball hit to short by Stidham.

Maryland finally broke through with its first run of the game on a solo home run to center by Jensen Pupa. With one out in the inning, the Terrapin designated hitter took a 2-1 pitch from McGee out to straight away center for his third home run of the season.

Florida State's lead grew to 15-1 thanks to Cardullo's second home run of the afternoon. With the bases loaded, the junior shortstop sent a deep drive to center for his first career grand slam. Ramsey, Danesh and Sean Gilmartin all scored on the play after recording a walk, single and a walk, respectively.

The Terrapins recorded their second run of the game on a home run by A.J. Casario. The junior right fielder took the first pitch he saw from Seminole reliever John Gast out of the park to center making the score 15-2 in favor of FSU. The home run was the fourth of the season for Casario.

Hunter Scantling pitched a perfect eighth facing the minimum on just 10 pitches. He induced a pair of fly outs and a strike out to conclude his afternoon.

The ninth was a scoring spree for both teams as the Seminoles outscored the Terrapins 6-3. Sherman Johnson picked up an RBI single, while Meschke hit a two-run double. Jimmy Marshall also picked up his first hit of the season singling to left center. Parker Brunelle closed out the scoring in the ninth as he hit a bases clearing double off the wall in right center.

Maryland added three more runs in the ninth off senior Jimmy Marshall. The right hander gave up a home run to Mike Moss to start the ninth. Despite giving up three runs on four hits, Marshall recorded a pair of strikeouts. For Marshall, it marked his 92nd career appearance moving him into ninth all-time at Florida State.

Florida State continues its current road stand as the Seminoles head to the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville, Fla., to face the Florida Gators on Tuesday, March 31.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  0   0  1  2  3  0
  Sean Gilmartin        CF        1  2  1   0  1  0  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  4  3   6  1  0  2  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  1   2  1  0  0  3
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-3B     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  2  1   0  1  1  1  2
  Sherman Johnson       2B        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        4  1  2   1  0  0  6  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        2  1  2   2  0  0  3  0
Mike McGee              P-DH      4  2  3   3  0  1  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        PH-DH-P   2  1  1   0  0  1  0  0
James Ramsey            LF        3  3  1   1  3  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  0   0  0  1  4  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         2  0  1   3  0  0  3  0
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        1  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     3  2  2   1  1  1  2  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              44 21 19  20 10  8 27  9
Opp                              36  5 10   5  1  7 27  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (11), Mike Meschke (3), Mike McGee 2 (6), Parker Brunelle (2), Ohmed Danesh (8)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (5), Stuart Tapley (7), Mike McGee (5)
HBP - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (2-1)    6.0  5  1  1  0  4
John Gast                       1.0  1  1  1  0  0
Hunter Scantling                1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  4  3  3  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  5  5  1  7
Opp                  L          9.0 19 21 20 10  8


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FLORIDA STATE 3, FLORIDA 2
03/31/2009, Jacksonville, Fl
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Florida 3-2 In Rain Shortened Game.

The Seminoles even the season series at a game a piece with Tuesday night's victory.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Florida State (17-8) defeated Florida (18-9) 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville in a game called after five innings due to heavy rain that washed out play for the rest of the evening. The win for the Seminoles was their seventh in a row and first of the season against the Gators tying the season series at a game a piece.

Jack Posey broke a 2-2 tie with a solo home run in the top of the fifth to give the Seminoles the one-run victory. The home run could not have come at a better time as the heavens opened in the top of the sixth washing away the rest of the game.

John Gast (3-2) picked up the victory after working one inning in relief. Sean Gilmartin threw one pitch and registered two outs to earn his first collegiate save. Alex Panteliodis earned the loss falling to 2-3 on the year.

Florida State struck first with two runs in the top of the first to take an early lead. Tyler Holt led off the game with a single to left center and moved to second on his 11th stolen base of the season. Following a walk to Stephen Cardullo, Stuart Tapley flew out to center deep enough to advance Holt to third. Gator third baseman Jerico Weitzel could not handle the throw from center fielder Matt den Dekker as the ball trickled behind Weitzel allowing Holt to score and Cardullo to move to second. Cardullo then stole third and came home on a Jason Stidham sacrifice fly to left. Posey and Mike McGee followed with a pair of two-out singles before UF starter Stephen Locke got Tommy Oravetz to ground back to the mound for the final out of the inning.

Buddy Munroe led off the bottom of the second with a double to the gap in right center but it would be the only hit for the Gators in the inning as FSU starter Geoff Parker set down the next three Florida batters to maintain the two-run Seminole lead.

With runners at the corners and one out, Florida State looked to add to its lead as Posey laid down a bunt between the mound and first. Gator reliever Greg Larson jumped on the ball and threw on to Munroe at the plate to get a sliding Cardullo. A walk to McGee loaded the bases for the Seminoles but Larson was able to get out of the jam getting Oravetz to ground out to second.

Locke's night came to a close after just 2.1 innings as the senior southpaw allowed two runs on four hits as he walked one and did not strike out a batter in his first start of the season.

Larson started the fourth and got the first two Seminoles batters before giving up a single to Holt and back-to-back walks to Cardullo and Tapley. With the bases loaded, the Gators went to the pen for the second time on Tuesday bringing on Panteliodis. Panteliodis kept the Seminole lead at two as he got Stidham to ground out to first. Florida State left eight runners on base through the first four innings.

Florida tied the game at two courtesy of a Seminole fielding error in the fourth. Unlike the Seminoles, the Gators were able to take advantage of their bases loaded situation in the fourth. Avery Barnes led off the inning with a single through the left side. After Parker got Josh Adams looking on strikes for the first out of the inning, the sophomore right hander hit Munroe on a 3-0 pitch and issued a walk to Brandon McArthur. The walk led to a pitching change as Gast was called on out of the bullpen.

Gast got Preston Tucker to hit a ground ball to Tapley at third, but the Orlando, Fla., native got caught in an in between hop as the ball went under the glove and into left field allowing Barnes and Munroe to score. One batter later, Gast was able to get out of the inning with the game tied getting Clayton Pisani to ground into an inning ending double play.

Florida State regained the lead in the top of the fifth with one swing of the bat. Posey led off the inning drilling a 3-2 offering from Panteliodis out of the park to left for a 3-2 advantage. The home run was his fourth of the season and sixth of his career.

The Gators looked to the tie the game in the bottom of the fifth as Weitzel led off with an infield single to short. After a sacrifice bunt by Matt den Dekker moved Weitzel to second, the Seminoles went to the bull pen for the second time on Tuesday evening this time bringing on weekend starter Sean Gilmartin. On just one pitch, Gilmartin got out of the inning as Daniel Pigott lined out to Stidham. With Weitzel running on the play, Stidham stepped on second for the inning ending double play.

Heavy rain suspended play after five complete innings. Following a 37 minute rain delay and no stop of the rain in sight, the game was called giving the Seminoles the one-run victory.

Posey and Holt finished the game with two hits a piece as both Seminole players scored a run. Stidham and Posey each finished with an RBI.

Florida State continues its current road stand as the Seminoles head south to Coral Gables as rivalry week carries on with a three-game set against the Miami Hurricanes. First pitch for both Friday and Saturday is set for 7:00 p.m., while Sunday's game will start at 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  2   0  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        0  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  0  1   1  0  0  3  2
Jack Posey              1B        3  1  2   1  0  0  5  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Geoff Parker            P                            0  2
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              20  3  6   2  4  2 15  4
Opp                              17  2  4   1  1  3 15  4

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (6)
2B - Opp-2
HR - FSU-Jack Posey (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3)
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (5)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (12), Stephen Cardullo (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker                    3.1  3  2  1  1  3
John Gast            W (3-2)    1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Sean Gilmartin       Sv(1)      0.2  0  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             5.0  4  2  1  1  3
Opp                  L          5.0  6  3  3  4  2


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FLORIDA STATE 14, MIAMI 4
04/03/2009, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Powers Past Miami 14-4.

The Seminoles hit seven home runs in Friday night's victory over the Hurricanes.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Florida State (18-8, 7-4 ACC) registered its eighth straight victory Friday night downing Miami (21-8, 8-5 ACC) 14-4 inside Alex Rodriguez Park on Mark Light Field. The Seminoles hit a season-high seven home runs in game one including three in the first inning. FSU continued its recent success down in Coral Gables as the Garnet and Gold have now won four of the last five from the Hurricanes on their won turf while improving to 10-4-1 in their last 15 trips down south.

Five different Seminoles left the park on Friday evening as Tyler Holt and Mike McGee registered two home runs a piece. Stephen Cardullo, Stuart Tapley and Jason Stidham also went yard in the win. The seven home runs were the most in a single game since June 1, 2003 when Florida State hit seven against South Alabama. After hitting 16 home runs in the first 17 games in 2009, the Seminoles have now exploded for 24 home runs in the last nine games.

"It just happened to be our night," said head coach Mike Martin. "We certainly got some excellent pitching from Sean Gilmartin and we certainly had some good swings, there was no doubt about that. But it was just a game that you never expect.

"Well, I think tonight was just one of those nights that the ball was really carrying because of the wind. That's not to take away from the good swings we had tonight."

Holt finished the evening with a game-high four hits marking his 15th multi-hit game of the season. He tallied 11 total bases thanks to a pair of home runs, a double and a single, while tying a career-high with four RBI.

Cardullo and McGee each registered three hits on Friday to tie career-highs. Cardullo reached base on his first five plate appearances and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. The Coral Springs, Fla., native finished with three runs and an RBI. For McGee, it marked his fourth three-hit game of the season as he drove in a season-high five runs.

Freshman Sean Gilmartin got all the run support he needed improving to 6-1 on the year. The southpaw worked seven plus innings allowing four runs on eight hits. He walked four and struck out three. After giving up a run to the Hurricanes in the first and second innings, Gilmartin kept Miami off the scoreboard from the third to the sixth before the Canes registered a single run in the seventh and eighth.

"He kind of got into a groove," added Martin. "He started using his off speed pitches more which complimented his fastball. He is that kind of guy that if you can get him ahead in the count and let him use those off speed pitches, he will be very effective."

Florida State grabbed an early lead thanks to three home runs in the top of the first. Holt got things started taking Miami starter David Gutierrez (2-3) out of the park to straight away center for the first leadoff home run by a Seminole hitter since May 4, 2007 (Tony Thomas, Jr. vs. Maryland). The blast was Holt's fourth of the season surpassing his total home run output from his freshman campaign.

Following a walk to Cardullo, Tapley hit a two-run shot off the side of the parking garage in right field for his team leading eighth home run of the season. It didn't take long for Tapley to settle in as he left the yard on the first pitch he saw from the Hurricane right hander. The round tripper equaled his home run total from 2008. Stidham followed with a solo shot to right to give the Seminoles a 4-0 lead. The last time the Seminoles hit three home runs in an inning was February 23, 2008 against Duquesne when Holt, Stidham and Tony Delmonico registered home runs in the fifth inning.

After a pair of strikeouts, Gutierrez then gave up a base hit back up the middle to Tommy Oravetz, a walk to Ohmed Danesh and then hit Rafael Lopez with a pitch to load the bases. That would be all for Gutierrez who left after facing just nine batters in 0.2 innings of work. Daniel Miranda came out of the bullpen and got Holt to fly out to right field to close out the top of the first for FSU.

Miami would cut into the deficit with a run in the bottom of the first as Jonathan Weislow led off with a walk and scored two batters later on a Scott Lawson sacrifice fly to center. Tapley made a great defensive play on a ground ball off the bat of Jason Hagerty to turn an inning ending double play.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the second on their fourth home run of the game. With two outs, McGee hit a two-run blast to center for his sixth home run of the season. Like Tapley, the home run equaled McGee's season total from his freshman season. Cardullo led off the Florida State second with a single to right to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 11 games.

Gilmartin was on track for a 1-2-3 inning in the second after recording back-to-back strikeouts to Chris Herrmann and Yasmani Grandal. But Harold Martinez foiled those plans taking a 1-0 offering from the freshman southpaw out to right center for his third home run of the season.

Florida State got the run back in the third taking advantage of another two out opportunity. Lopez singled through the left side, advanced to second on a wild pitch by Miranda and scored one batter later on a double down the left field line off the bat of Holt.

In the fifth, the Seminoles increased their home run total to six adding two more all with two outs in the inning. A double to right center by Lopez led to a Hurricane pitching change as Rene Guerra became the third Miami pitcher of the evening. Holt greeted Guerra rudely taking the first pitch he saw from the Hurricane right hander out of the park for his second home run of the game and second career multi-home run game.

For the second time on Friday evening, Florida State went back-to-back as Cardullo followed Holt's blast with a solo shot off the scoreboard in left for his sixth home run of the season.

The Hurricanes put runners on the corners with only one out in the fifth but Gilmartin was able to get out of the inning unscathed. The Moorpark, Calif., native got Hagerty looking on strikes and then was helped out on a Miami base running miscue as Lawson was thrown out by Lopez trying to steal second.

Miami made the score 10-3 in the seventh compliments of a solo home run off the bat of Nathan Melendres. The home run was the eighth allowed by Gilmartin this year as seven of those eight home runs have been solo shots.

Florida State added to its lead in the eighth on the seventh home run of the evening. McGee hit a three-run shot out to center off John Housey for his second home run of the game. The two home runs for McGee marked his second multiple home run game of the season and second of his career. Cardullo led off the inning with a double down the line in left extending his streak of reaching base on consecutive at-bats to eight straight.

The Hurricanes got the first two runners on to start the eighth bringing to a close another stellar outing for Gilmartin. Tyler Everett came on and got a fly out to right and a strike out for the first two outs of the evening. Dave DiNatale stepped in and ripped an RBI double down the line in left plating Hagerty.

The Garnet and Gold rounded out the scoring with one more run in the ninth. D'Vontrey Richardson led off the inning with an infield double. The ball ricocheted off the glove of first baseman Vickash Ramjit and into short right. Richardson took advantage of the play scampering into second for his fourth double of the season. He moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch from Housey.

Everett faced just three batters in the ninth to wrap-up the game one victory. The sophomore right hander worked two scoreless innings striking out three.

Florida State and Miami return to the diamond for game two of a three game series on Saturday, April 4 with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        6  2  4   4  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  3  3   1  2  0  1  6
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  2  1   2  1  3  0  1
Jason Stidham           2B        5  2  1   1  0  0  4  3
Mike McGee              LF        5  2  3   5  0  2  1  0
Jack Posey              1B        5  0  1   0  0  1  9  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH-DH     2  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        1  0  0   0  1  1  1  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-RF     3  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  2  2   0  0  2  5  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            2  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              42 14 17  13  4 12 27 14
Opp                              33  4  9   4  5  6 27  8

E - FSU-Jack Posey (3)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Tyler Holt (12), Stephen Cardullo (5), D'Vontrey Richardson (4), Rafael Lopez (4)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (5), Stephen Cardullo (6), Stuart Tapley (8), Jason Stidham (2), Mike McGee 2 (7)
HBP - FSU-Rafael Lopez (1)
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (6-1)    7.0  8  4  4  4  3
Tyler Everett                   2.0  1  0  0  1  3
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FSU                             9.0  9  4  4  5  6
Opp                  L          9.0 17 14 14  4  8


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Attendance: 3,500

MIAMI 6, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/04/2009, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Five-Run Sixth Dooms Florida State In Falling To Miami 6-4.

Junior Stephen Cardullo led all Seminoles with two hits on Saturday night.

CORAL GABLES, FL - It took just one inning, but it was all Miami (22-8, 9-5 ACC) needed on Saturday night in picking up a 6-4 victory over Florida State (18-9, 7-5 ACC) on Mark Light Field inside Alex Rodriguez Park. The Hurricanes plated five runs in the bottom of the sixth in evening the season series at a game a piece. The loss snapped the Seminoles season-high eight game winning streak.

Florida State starter Brian Busch held the Hurricanes hitless through the first five innings until giving up a two-run home run to Jason Hagerty in the sixth. Miami went on to score three more runs in the inning to grab its first lead of the game and first lead of the series. Five of Miami's six hits all came in the fifth inning.

Chris Hernandez (3-2) tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts on Saturday evening to pick up the win. The sophomore southpaw worked 6.2 innings before giving way to closer Kyle Bellamy. Bellamy was perfect in his 2.1 innings of work in earning his eighth save of the season. The junior right hander struck out five of the seven batters that he faced. In all, the Seminoles set a season-high striking out 16 times in game two.

"You just have to credit Miami," said head coach Mike Martin. "They did a very good job; coach (Jim) Morris did a good job of running his ball club. It was a ball game that unfortunately got away from us. But you just have to credit Miami."

Busch went five plus innings in earning a no decision. The freshman left hander gave up three runs on just one hit as he walked three and struck out four.

Bo O'Dell looked sharp in his two scoreless innings of relief as the Kissimmee, Fla., native gave up just one hit while striking out two.

Five different Seminoles registered a hit on Saturday as Stephen Cardullo led all Seminoles with two hits. Stuart Tapley and Jason Stidham were responsible for all the Florida State runs in game two as both hitters recorded two RBI each.

The Seminoles picked up where they left off from Friday night connecting on their eighth home run of the series in the top of the first. With Cardullo on at first after recording an infield single, Stidham went opposite field off Hernandez to give Florida State an early 2-0 lead. The junior second baseman took a 1-1 offering from Hernandez out to left for his second home run in as many games and third of the season. The single by Cardullo extended his hit streak to a career-best 12 games.

Miami threatened in its half of the first but Busch left Scott Lawson stranded on third as he got Chris Herrmann looking on strikes for the final out of the inning.

The Hurricanes manufactured a run in the bottom of the second without recording a hit to cut the Seminole lead in half. Busch issued a walk to Harold Martinez and then hit Yasmani Grandal with a 1-0 pitch to start the inning. Both runners advanced 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Dave DiNatale. With Miami designated hitter Vickash Ramjit at the plate, Busch unleashed on a wild pitch allowing Martinez to score. Grandal tried to score on the play as the throw from Rafael Lopez trickled down the third baseline. Tapley retrieved the ball and threw on to Busch at the plate in plenty of time to get the Hurricane catcher out at the plate. On the very next pitch, Ramjit grounded out to Cardullo at short to end the inning.

The Seminoles added to their lead in the third on a two-run double by Tapley. The Florida State third baseman ripped a pitch off the wall in right scoring Lopez and Cardullo for a 4-1 lead. Lopez opened the Seminole third with a single through the right side on the first pitch from Hernandez and advanced to second two batters later on a single to left by Cardullo, his second hit in as many at-bats.

Miami once again looked to cut into the Seminole lead in the fifth as Ryan Jackson drew a one out walk and then successfully stole second and third. But that was as far as the Hurricane shortstop would get as Busch got Nathan Melendres looking on strikes for the second straight at-bat to end the inning. After battling with the Hurricane center fielder, Busch came out the victor sneaking a fastball passed Melendres on the inside corner on the tenth pitch of the at-bat.

The first hit for Miami on Saturday night was a big one as Hagerty brought Miami within one on a two-run shot to left. After Busch walked Lawson to start the sixth, Hagerty connected on his sixth home run of the season to cut the Florida State lead to 4-3.

Busch's night would come to a close after the home run as Martin called on John Gast (3-3). The sophomore southpaw gave up an infield single to Herrmann but quickly erased the Hurricane base runner picking off Herrmann at first. The pick off came at a great time as the Hurricanes followed with back-to-back singles by Harold Martinez and Grandol leading to another Seminole pitching change.

Geoff Parker came on and got DiNatale swinging on strikes for the second out of the inning. The game would swing drastically in favor of Miami one batter later as pinch hitter Ted Blackmon singled through the right side. With Martinez rounding third and looking to plate the tying run, D'Vontrey Richardson came charging on and pulled his glove up a little too early allowing the ball to go all the way to wall in right and Martinez to score easily. Two more runs would score on the fielding error including Grandal and Blackmon as Miami took a 6-4 advantage.

Hernandez and Bellamy proved to be too much down the stretch allowing just three Seminole hitters on base after the third inning. After Hernandez issued a walk to Holt in the seventh, Bellamy entered and retired the next seven hitters to close out the game.

Florida State and Miami return to the diamond for the final game of a three game set on Sunday, April 5 with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  0  0   0  1  2  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  2   0  0  2  0  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   2  0  2  1  3
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  1   2  1  1  1  2
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  1
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  3  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  1   0  0  1  6  2
Brian Busch             P                            1  1
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4  6   4  2 16 24 15
Opp                              28  6  6   3  3  7 27  7

E - FSU-Stuart Tapley (7), D'Vontrey Richardson (4)
2B - FSU-Stuart Tapley (6)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (5)
SH - Opp-1
SB - Opp-5, FSU-Tyler Holt (13), Stephen Cardullo (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     5.0  1  3  3  3  4
John Gast            L (3-3)    0.1  3  2  1  0  0
Geoff Parker                    0.2  1  1  0  0  1
Bo O'Dell                       2.0  1  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             8.0  6  6  4  3  7
Opp                  W-Sv       9.0  6  4  4  2 16


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MIAMI 14, FLORIDA STATE 8
04/05/2009, CORAL GABLES, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Miami 14-8 In Series Finale.

Sophomore Mike McGee hits two home runs in the loss to the Hurricanes.

CORAL GABLES, FL - Two grand slams by Miami (23-8, 10-5 ACC) in the first two innings were too much to overcome as the Hurricanes went on to defeat Florida State (18-10, 7-6 ACC) 14-8 in the series finale Sunday afternoon on Mark Light Field inside Alex Rodriguez Park. The Hurricanes took 2-of-3 from the Seminoles marking the first series victory for Miami over FSU at home since 2005.

Mike McGee provided the offensive highlights for Florida State on Sunday going 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI. His two home runs in game three marked his third multi-home run game of the season and second of the weekend. Stuart Tapley went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two walks.

For the third straight game, Florida State struck first with a run in the first to take an early 1-0 lead. Tyler Holt led off the game drawing a walk from Miami starter Iden Nazario (4-0) and scored with Stidham at the plate and two outs as the Hurricane southpaw unleashed a wild pitch.

Miami erupted for five runs in the first and five more in the second to take a commanding 10-1 lead. After getting Nathan Melendres to fly out to right for the first out of the inning, McGee struggled to find his control as he walked two and hit a batter loading the bases for Yasmani Grandal. The Miami catcher hit a groundball to Jason Stidham at second in what looked like an inning ending double play, but Stephen Cardullo dropped the throw from Stidham allowing Scott Lawson to score from third as no outs were recorded on the play. The error would prove costly as the next batter Harold Martinez unloaded on a grand slam over the wall in left for his fourth home run of the season.

It was the first grand slam given up by a Seminole pitcher since April 20, 2008 in an 11-10 loss against Miami in Tallahassee. Yonder Alonso hit the slam in the third inning off Elih Villanueva.

McGee's afternoon would come to an end following an RBI double by Jason Hagerty with one out in the second. The 1.1 innings of work on Sunday marked the shortest outing as a starter for the Seminole right hander. With runners at second and third, Geoff Parker came in and quickly loaded the bases issuing a walk to Chris Herrmann. One batter later the bases were wiped clean on the second grand slam of the game for the Hurricanes. This time the blast came off the bat of Grandal, who took a 0-2 offering from Parker out to left for his team leading ninth home run of the season.

"Miami did a very good job," said head coach Mike Martin. "They took advantage of the mistakes we made. We walked an awful lot of people. It was just one of those things you have to fight through and we weren't able to fight through it. They took advantage of it by hitting the ball out of the ball park."

McGee was charged with eight runs, seven earned, on just three hits. He walked three, hit two batters and struck out one in falling to 2-2 on the year. Parker worked 2.2 innings giving up two runs on three hits as he struck out three and walked one. Hunter Scantling pitched a perfect fifth as he set down the Hurricanes in order on a ground out and a pair of fly outs.

The Seminoles chipped away at the Miami lead in the fifth courtesy of back-to-back triples off the bat of pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz and Sunday starting catcher Parker Brunelle. Oravetz roped a pitch just beyond the diving glove of Melendres in center to register his team leading third triple of the season. Brunelle followed with a hard shot off the wall in left center for his first career triple scoring Oravetz. The catcher would score on a wild pitch by Nazario.

Florida State cut the deficit once more on a solo shot off the bat of McGee. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native left the ball park on the first pitch he saw from Nazario to start the sixth. The home run was McGee's eighth of the season and third of the series.

Miami pushed its lead back to eight on a two-out, two-run double by Herrmann in the sixth off Seminole reliever Tyler Everett.

Nazario would give way to Taylor Wulf in the seventh as the Hurricane starter went six innings allowing four runs on five hits as he walked five and struck out six on 95 pitches.

In the seventh, the Seminoles continued to battle scoring three runs to cut the Hurricane lead to 12-7. All three runs in the inning came on two outs as McGee went yard for the second time on Sunday blasting a line drive over the left field wall. Tapley and Stidham each registered two out walks and came around to score on the home run by McGee.

Miami added two more runs in the seventh to increase its lead to 14-7. With Jack Posey on the mound, Martinez connected on a solo shot to right center for his second home run of the game. The second run of the game scored on a fielding error by James Ramsey in left field. With the base loaded, Melendres sent a deep fly ball to the wall in left which Ramsey could not handle after battling the wind and sun. The ball dropped in allowing Ted Blackman to score from third.

Jimmy Marshall pitched the eighth in making his first appearance of the series. The senior right hander kept the Hurricanes off the scoreboard as he posted a pair of strikeouts.

Cardullo extended his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games with a single to center in the ninth. He would score three batters later on an RBI groundout to short by McGee, his fifth RBI of the game.

Florida State wraps up its eight game road stand as the Seminoles head to the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville, Fla., for the second time in as many weeks to face North Florida on Wednesday, April 8. First pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  0   0  3  1  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  1   0  1  1  0  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  2   0  2  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  0   0  1  1  3  2
  Sherman Johnson       2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              P-LF-RF   5  2  2   4  0  0  2  0
Jack Posey              1B-P      4  0  0   0  0  3  6  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Rafael Lopez          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     3  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Geoff Parker          P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Tyler Everett         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Parker Brunelle         C         4  1  1   1  0  0  7  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  8  8   5  9  8 24  9
Opp                              34 14 12  14  6  7 27  9

E - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (8), James Ramsey (1)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stuart Tapley 2 (8), James Ramsey (2)
3B - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (3), Parker Brunelle (1)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Mike McGee 2 (9)
HBP - Opp-3
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           L (2-2)    1.1  3  8  7  3  1
Geoff Parker                    2.2  3  2  2  1  3
Hunter Scantling                1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Tyler Everett                   1.0  2  2  2  1  0
Jack Posey                      1.0  3  2  2  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  0  0  1  2
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0 12 14 13  6  7
Opp                  W          9.0  7  8  8  8  8


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FLORIDA STATE 14, NORTH FLORIDA 6
04/08/2009, JACKSONVILLE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Remains Perfect At Baseball Grounds With 14-6 Victory Over North Florida.

The Seminoles hit nine extra base hits including five home runs in the win Wednesday night.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - No. 25 Florida State (19-10) avenged an early season loss to North Florida (14-20) downing the Ospreys 14-6 on Wednesday night at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville. After falling to UNF for the first time in school history back on March 4 in Tallahassee, the Seminoles evened the season series at a game a piece scoring in all but two innings.

Florida State continued to add to their recent home run barrage connecting on five Wednesday night including two off the bat of Jason Stidham marking his first career multi-home run game. Also contributing to the long ball at the Baseball Grounds on Wednesday were Stephen Cardullo, Stuart Tapley and Mike McGee. In the last 12 games, the Seminoles have now recorded 32 home runs after hitting just 16 round trippers in their first 17.

Cardullo, Stidham and McGee each finished with a game-high three RBI, while Cardullo and McGee led all hitters with three hits a piece. In his second straight start behind the plate, Parker Brunelle went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Making his third start of the season, Bo O'Dell (3-1) went five innings allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter in throwing 80 pitches. With the win, O'Dell moved to 9-2 all-time at Florida State in 14 career starts.

Florida State jumped on North Florida early scoring four runs in the top of the first. Cardullo got things going doubling home Tyler Holt, who led off the game with a walk, for the first run of the game. The double for Cardullo extended his hitting streak to 14 games. Tapley followed with his ninth home run of the season taking a 3-2 pitch from Osprey starter Ty Pryor (2-6) out of the park to left field. McGee would score the fourth run of the inning as he walked, stole second and came around to score on a throwing error by UNF third baseman TJ Gavlik on a ground ball off the bat of Posey.

A North Florida error in the second led to three more Florida State runs as the Seminoles increased their lead to 7-0. Holt registered his first hit of the evening lacing a sharp single to right. After recording his second steal of the game, Holt would score two batters later on a throwing error by shortstop Sam Perry. Stidham wiped the bases clean with his first of two home runs on the night. The Palm Bay, Fla., native connected on a two-run shot to straight away center for his fourth home run of the season and third in four games.

The Ospreys got on the board in the bottom of the second on a solo home by Kevin Martin. The junior first baseman hammered a 2-1 offering from O'Dell to center for his team leading seventh home run of the season.

The Seminoles got the run back in the third taking advantage of the third UNF error in as many innings. Jack Posey led off the inning doubling off the wall in right center, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error by Perry following a line out off the bat of Ohmed Danesh.

Stidham pushed the Florida State lead to eight on his second round tripper of the evening. The junior second baseman hit a solo shot to right for his first career multi-home run game.

North Florida cut into the Seminole lead with three runs in the fourth. The first two batters reached for the Ospreys on an infield single by Brian Wilson and a single back up the middle by Preston Hale. Wilson plated the first run of the inning as O'Dell unleashed a wild pitch. Two batters later TJ Thompson drove in Hale with an RBI single to right center. UNF would make the score 9-4 on a two-out RBI double to left center by Gavlik.

Florida State added three more runs in the fifth pushing its lead to 12-4. Brunelle started the inning with a triple to the gap in left center for his second triple of the season and second in as many games. After a walk to Holt put runners on the corners, Cardullo sent a high fly ball to left which went in and out of the glove of leftfielder Justin Preckajlo allowing Brunelle to score from third. Holt and Cardullo would come around to score on a two-out, two-run single to left center off the bat of McGee.

Hunter Scantling came out of the bullpen to start the sixth. The freshman right hander was tagged for two runs as both walks issued by the Jacksonville native scored on a two-run double to left center by Perry. With two outs, the Seminoles went to the bullpen as associate head coach Jamey Shouppe called on Austin Wood. Wood kept the Seminole lead at six as he got Michael Smith to fly out to center on just one pitch to end the inning.

The Seminoles scored their 13th run of the evening as McGee left the park in the seventh. The Port St. Lucie native connected on his team leading 10th home run of the season taking a 1-0 offering from Osprey left hander John Atteo out to deep center.

Wood pitched the seventh and kept UNF off the scoreboard as he struck out two and walked a pair. Tyler Everett worked a perfect eighth striking out a pair, while John Gast faced just three batters in the ninth to close out the win.

Florida State returns home for a three-game conference set beginning Friday, April 10 as the Seminoles welcome North Carolina to Tallahassee.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  3  1   0  2  2  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  3  3   3  0  1  0  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  2  1   2  1  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  2  2   3  0  2  2  4
  Ray Navarro           PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Mike McGee              LF-RF     5  2  3   3  1  0  3  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        4  1  1   0  1  1  9  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  1  2   0  1  1  7  0
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Austin Wood           P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              43 14 14  11  6 11 27  8
Opp                              35  6  9   5  4  7 27  9

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (6), Tommy Oravetz (6), Jack Posey (3)
3B - FSU-Parker Brunelle (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (7), Stuart Tapley (9), Jason Stidham 2 (5), Mike McGee (10)
SF - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (15), Mike McGee 2 (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell            W (3-1)    5.0  7  4  4  0  3
Hunter Scantling                0.2  1  2  2  2  0
Austin Wood                     1.1  0  0  0  2  2
Tyler Everett                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
John Gast                       1.0  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  9  6  6  4  7
Opp                  L          9.0 14 14  8  6 11


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FLORIDA STATE 3, NORTH CAROLINA 2
04/10/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Two-Run Ninth Lifts Florida State To 3-2 Victory Over North Carolina.

A sac-fly by Rafael Lopez in the ninth scores D'Vontrey Richardson for the game-winner.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 25 Florida State (20-10, 8-6 ACC) scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to cap a dramatic 3-2 come-from-behind victory over second-ranked North Carolina (26-8, 9-6 ACC) Friday night under the lights on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Rafael Lopez broke a 2-2 tie with one out in the ninth sending a sac-fly to center, deep enough to score D'Vontrey Richardson from third for the game-winning run.

Trailing by one entering the bottom of the ninth, Florida State put together a one out rally against North Carolina starting pitcher Alex White. After allowing just one run on two hits through eight innings, the Seminoles were finally able to get to White in the ninth registering three straight singles. Mike McGee started the rally lacing a sharp single to center. He moved to third a batter later on a single to right off the bat of designated hitter Tommy Oravetz. After Oravetz was lifted for pinch runner D'Vontrey Richardson, Richardson moved into scoring position on a passed ball. James Ramsey then stepped in as a pinch hitter and brought home McGee for the game-tying run as he beat out an infield chopper to second.

The hit by Ramsey closed the book on White, who left Friday night's game after throwing 132 pitches. Colin Bates came out of the bullpen and on the first pitch, Lopez sent a deep fly ball to center scoring Richardson for the game-winner.

"This was a good, good win against a very good ball club," said head coach Mike Martin. "We got a quality start from Sean; we played good baseball and had a problem that we were able to overcome. It was just a very, very good win. It was one heck of a ball game, no question about it; a well played college baseball game."

The sac-fly marked the third walk-off situation for the Seminoles in 2009. The last one came on a three-run home run by McGee in the bottom of the ninth against Clemson to break a 4-4 tie.

"We are just proud of the at-bats from guys like Mike McGee and Tommy Oravetz, James Ramsey and Rafie Lopez all there in the ninth inning," added Martin.

In following a familiar theme when these two teams face-off, Friday night's win by FSU marked the ninth one-run victory for the Seminoles over the Tar Heels dating back to the 2003 season. Nineteen of the 24 games played since 2003 have been decided by four runs or less including 12 games decided by one run.

FSU's Sean Gilmartin was just as impressive on Friday night as the freshman southpaw worked 6.2 innings in earning the no decision. Gilmartin gave up two runs, none earned, on three hits as he walked four and struck out six.

Geoff Parker (3-1) picked up the win in relief throwing 2.1 scoreless innings. The sophomore from Dade City, Fla., did not give up a hit as he walked two and struck out a pair.

White suffered the loss, his first of the season, as he dropped to 5-1 in eight starts. The junior right hander was charged with three runs, two earned, on five hits. He walked four and tied a season-high with nine strikeouts in 8.1 innings of work.

"We saw tonight a No. 1 draft choice and one of the best college pitchers in the country," said Martin. "There is no question that Alex White is in that category. He is legit."

North Carolina threatened in the top of the second as the first two Tar Heels batters reached on a walk and a single to center by Levi Michael and Kyle Seager, respectively. Gilmartin was able to escape the inning without any damage as he registered three consecutive ground ball outs to second to keep the score knotted at zero.

In the third, the Tar Heels once again put runners on base but could not push across a run as Gilmartin got Michael looking on strikes for the final out of the inning.

Tyler Holt drew his second walk in as many at-bats in the bottom of the third as the Gainesville, Fla., native walked on five pitches. He advanced to second on a wild pitch by Warren and scored as Stephen Cardullo laced an RBI double down the line in left for his seventh double of the season. The hit also extended his hitting streak to 15 games.

The Seminoles missed a golden opportunity to add to their lead in the sixth. Stuart Tapley started the inning with a walk and moved to second on the second wild pitch of the game by Warren. Jason Stidham then successfully executed a sacrifice bunt to advance Tapley to third with only one out. But Warren would keep the Seminole lead at one as he got McGee swinging on strikes and then Oravetz to fly out to left field to end the inning.

In the seventh, UNC capitalized on a fielding error by first baseman Jack Posey to grab its first lead of the game. With runners at second and third and two outs, Garrett Gore sent a groundball to short. The throw by Cardullo went off the glove of Posey allowing both runners to score giving the Tar Heels a 2-1 lead.

The inning started as Ryan Graepel led off with a walk and moved to third on a base hit just inside the bag at first off the bat of Mike Cavasinni. With runners on at the corners, Gilmartin got Greg Holt and Ben Bunting swinging on strikes. The freshman southpaw's night would come to a close following the at-bat by Gore as Parker came out and got Dustin Ackley to fly out to Holt in center for the final out of the inning.

Florida State and North Carolina will face-off in the middle game of the three-game series on Saturday, April 11 with first pitch scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  1   0  2  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  1   1  0  2  1  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   0  2  0  0  2
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  6
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   0  0  2  2  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        2  0  0   0  0  0 12  0
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  0   1  0  1  7  1
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              28  3  5   3  4  9 27 13
Opp                              30  2  3   0  6  8 26  8

E - FSU-Jason Stidham (7), Jack Posey (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (7)
HBP - FSU-Jack Posey (1)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
SF - FSU-Rafael Lopez (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin                  6.2  3  2  0  4  6
Geoff Parker         W (3-1)    2.1  0  0  0  2  2
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  2  0  6  8
Opp                  L          8.2  5  3  2  4  9


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NORTH CAROLINA 12, FLORIDA STATE 7
04/11/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To North Carolina 12-7.

Four-run ninth not enough as the Seminoles fall to 20-11, 8-7 in ACC.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - No. 25 Florida State (20-11, 8-7 ACC) fell to second-ranked North Carolina (27-8, 10-6 ACC) 12-7 Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium as the Tar Heels evened the season series at a game apiece. The Seminoles made another attempt at a come-from-behind victory in the ninth, but it wasn't enough as the Tar Heels held on for the victory.

Down nine heading into the ninth, the Seminoles registered four consecutive hits including three straight singles from Stephen Cardullo, Stuart Tapley and Jason Stidham. Stidham's single through the right side plated Cardullo for the first run in the ninth, while Mike McGee followed with a two-run double to left. Tommy Oravetz made the score 12-6 sending a sacrifice fly to left plating Stidham. Mike Meschke then laced an RBI double to the gap in right center that cut the deficit to five. After a walk to Parker Brunelle, the Seminole loaded the bases two batters later on a single to left by Tyler Holt. The rally would finally come to an end as UNC's Matt Harvey got Cardullo to pop up to Kyle Seager at third for the final out of the game.

"Well, I was very pleased with the fight in the ninth inning," said head coach Mike Martin. "There is no quit to us. We went out there and got four runs...it was good display of fight. You have to be proud of that, but there is no question that North Carolina is a very good baseball team."

Despite getting runners on base, the Seminoles had trouble manufacturing base hits until the ninth when the Seminoles pounded out six. FSU finished the game with 10 hits, while leaving 13 runners stranded.

"That was a ball game, thats no question, North Carolina deserved to win," added Martin. "They got the big hits when they needed them. You really got to take your hat off to them. We had a chance in the first inning to break the game open, but then (Adam) Warren literally went through us for six innings."

Game two got off to a promising start as the Seminoles matched their total run output from game one in the first inning scoring three off North Carolina starter Adam Warren (4-2). But Warren settled down after the rocky first allowing just one hit over the next 5.1 innings. The only other hit came off the bat of McGee as the sophomore left hander found an opening through the left side of the infield in the fifth.

The Tar Heel right hander faced no more than five batters from the second inning until departing with one out in the sixth. He kept the Seminoles hitters off balanced during that stretch striking out five.

Six of the first seven batters to the plate in the first inning reached as the Seminoles recorded three hits, drew a pair of walks and reached on a Tar Heel fielding error. Holt got things started drawing a four pitch walk and moved to third as Cardullo laced a double to the gap in right center for his eighth double of the season. The hit by Cardullo extended his hitting streak to a career-best 16 games.

Following a visit to the mound by the UNC coaching staff, Tapley stepped in and ripped a base hit to center scoring Holt and Cardullo. Jack Posey knocked in the final run of the inning driving in Tapley on a groundball to third that Seager could not field cleanly.

The Tar Heels cut the deficit to one on consecutive RBI groundouts in the third. Mike Cavasinni led off the top of the inning with a walk and moved to third on a double off the fence in right by Jacob Stallings. The runners would cross the plate on back-to-back RBI groundouts to second by Ben Bunting and Dustin Ackley.

North Carolina tied the game in the fourth on a sacrifice fly to right by Cavasinni. With runners on the corners after two straight singles by Mark Fluery and Ryan Graepel, Cavasinni lifted a fly ball to right deep enough to score Fluery as the Tar Heels drew even at 3-3.

UNC scored for the third straight inning putting up four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 7-3 lead. Garrett Gore dropped in an RBI single to short right center with the bases loaded to start the scoring for the Tar Heels. Fluery gave North Carolina a two-run advantage sending a sacrifice fly to center scoring Seager. The biggest hit of the inning came off the bat of Graepel as the Tar Heel shortstop ripped a two-out, two-run double off the wall in left to give UNC a four run lead.

Brian Busch's afternoon would come to close after the fifth as the Seminole starter was charged with a season-high seven runs on nine hits. He walked two and struck out three as the freshman southpaw dropped to 1-2 on the year.

The Seminoles put a pair of runners on in the seventh but could not cut into the UNC lead. Colin Bates relieved Warren with one out in the inning and after hitting Tapley on the shoulder got a pair of fly outs to close out the Seminole seventh.

North Carolina plated another run in the eighth to increase its lead to 8-3. Ackley brought home Cavasinni, who reached on a bloop single to center off Tyler Everett, on an infield single to third. After Stallings reached on a base hit, the Seminoles went to the bullpen for the third time on Saturday bringing on Mark Peterson. The lefty from Ft. Pierce, Fla., sandwiched the hit by Ackley with a pair of strikeouts.

The Tar Heels added some much needed insurance in the ninth scoring four runs to take a 12-3 lead. Three Seminole pitchers including Hunter Scantling, Ben Francis and Ryan Vigue each pitched 0.1 of an inning.

John Gast made his 12th appearance of the season in the sixth and faced just four batters. He did not allow a run while giving up just one hit.

Florida State and North Carolina will square-off in the final game of a three-game series on Sunday, April 12 with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  2  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  2  2   0  1  0  3  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  2  2   2  0  0  0  2
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  2   1  0  2  3  3
Mike McGee              LF        5  1  2   1  0  2  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  0   1  2  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        2  0  0   1  0  0  8  1
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  0   0  1  0  4  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  1  0  2  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  0  0   0  1  2  3  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  Ben Francis           P                            0  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  7 10   7  8  8 27 11
Opp                              39 12 15  11  7  7 27  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Hunter Scantling (1)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (8), Mike McGee (7), Mike Meschke (4)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (6), Jack Posey (2)
SH - FSU-Rafael Lopez (3)
SF - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
SB - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch          L (1-2)    5.0  9  7  7  2  3
John Gast                       1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Tyler Everett                   1.1  2  1  1  1  0
Mark Peterson                   0.2  1  0  0  0  2
Hunter Scantling                0.1  1  3  1  1  1
Ben Francis                     0.1  1  1  1  2  0
Ryan Vigue                      0.1  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 15 12 10  7  7
Opp                  W          9.0 10  7  7  8  8


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FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH CAROLINA 8
04/12/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Walk-Off Single By Stidham In Ninth Leads Florida State To Victory.

The Seminoles erase a five-run deficit in the final two innings to earn the win on Sunday.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - For the second time this weekend, 25th-ranked Florida State (21-11, 9-7 ACC) came from behind in the ninth to defeat second-ranked North Carolina (27-9, 10-7 ACC). On Sunday, the late inning heroics belonged to Jason Stidham as the sophomore second baseman registered a walk-off, two-run single to lift the Seminoles to the 9-8 victory over the Tar Heels.

FSU once again showed tremendous resiliency late in a ball game erasing a five-run deficit on Sunday scoring four in the eighth and two in the ninth to capture their third conference series of the season. It marked the fourth walk-off victory for the Seminoles this year and second of the weekend as a sac-fly by Rafael Lopez gave FSU the victory on Friday.

"This was even bigger than the Friday night win," said head coach Mike Martin. "When you're behind as we were with so much at stake, it was obviously an uphill battle especially when you're facing a team that leads the nation in ERA. This ranks as one of the big wins in my career because there was so much riding on this at this time of year."

Down five heading into the eighth, the Seminoles would not go quietly plating four to draw within one of the North Carolina lead at 8-7. For the fourth straight inning the Seminoles loaded the bases and with one swing of the bat Mike McGee wiped the slate clean registering a three-run double down the line in left. With runners at first and second and two outs, Sean Gilmartin came through with a clutch RBI hit, doubling down the line in left to score McGee setting up what would be a dramatic ninth inning.

"Mike McGee's big double in the eighth was huge to get three runs in that situation; that was big," said Martin.

In the ninth, Florida State got the first two base runners on as Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo each registered a walk. Both runners would advance 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Stuart Tapley leading up to the game-winner by Stidham. The Palm Bay, Fla., native worked the count in his favor against UNC reliever Garrett Davis (0-1) and on a 3-1 pitch sent a base hit to right scoring Holt and Cardullo for the one-run victory.

"I got myself into a good hitters count with it being 3-1," said Stidham. "I was looking for a fastball up, something that I could drive to the outfield to at least get a sac-fly. But to get that ball to drop in like I did was a great feeling."

Jimmy Marshall (2-1) worked a season-high two innings as he kept the Tar Heels off the scoreboard in the eighth and ninth innings. The senior right hander allowed a hit and a walk while striking out three to pick-up the win.

"To come in during that kind of ball game is fun," added Marshall. "My goal is to hold them to no runs and trust that our offense is going to get it done. The fight of this team, the tradition of never giving up, fighting to the very last out, is a perfect example of what this team is made of. It was a great win for everybody."

Stidham finished the game with a team-high three hits. Cardullo, McGee and Jack Posey recorded two hits a piece, while McGee led all Seminoles with three RBI. Holt registered a season-high four walks in the series finale and now has 14 base-on-balls in his last six games.

Cardullo extended his hitting streak to 17 games in the bottom of the first lacing a triple down the line in left. The Seminoles were unable to get Cardullo home as UNC starter Patrick Johnson got Tapley and Stidham swinging on strikes to close out the inning.

North Carolina broke a scoreless tie with a run in the fourth. Mike Cavasinni was hit on the foot on a 2-2 offering from McGee with the bases loaded driving in Mark Fleury for the first run of the game. McGee had not allowed a runner past first until the fourth as he issued a walk to Fleury and singles to Garrett Gore and Ryan Graepel. The sophomore right hander got out of the inning without further damage striking out Tarron Robinson.

The Seminoles threatened in the bottom of the fourth but Stidham was thrown out at the plate trying to steal home for the final out of the inning. Stidham dropped a one-out bloop single to left and advanced to third two batters later on a single to center by James Ramsey. Ramsey took second on the play as Cavasinni's throw got away from the Tar Heel cut off man. With Johnson throwing from the wind-up and Kyle Seager playing deep at third, the Seminoles attempted to steal home. Stidham got a good jump down the line at third but the pitch thrown by Johnson was in the right place for Tar Heel catcher Mark Fleury to make the tag at the plate.

The Tar Heels added to their lead in the fifth on a solo shot to left by Dustin Ackley. After a single by Seager and a two-out walk to Gore, McGee's afternoon would come to end. Geoff Parker came out of the bullpen and got Levi Michael to fly out to right to keep the Tar Heel lead at two.

McGee earned a no decision on Sunday after working 4.2 innings. The sophomore right hander gave up two runs on six hits as he walked two and struck out six.

"McGee pitched well," added Martin. "It was a shame that things didn't work out for him. He made some good pitches and they did a good job of hitting. It was one of the best games that he pitched all season."

Florida State cut the deficit in half with its first run of the game in the fifth. Posey began the inning taking the first pitch he saw from Johnson off the top of the scoreboard in left for his fifth home run of the season. The Seminoles proceeded to load the bases but could not come up with the tying run as Matt Harvey came out of the bullpen and got Stidham to fly out to center for the third out of the inning.

Johnson worked 4.2 innings in making his fourth start of the season. The sophomore right hander gave up one run on six hits as he walked two and struck out six in earning a no decision.

North Carolina broke the game wide open in the sixth on a two-out grand slam by Seager. The Tar Heel third baseman sent a line drive over the wall in left off Parker for his second home run of the season and first career grand slam. It marked the third slam offered up by the Seminole pitching staff this year.

FSU cut the UNC lead in half for the second time on Sunday taking advantage of a Tar Heel error in the sixth. After giving up a single to McGee and a walk to Posey, Harvey looked to get out of the inning as Parker Brunelle sent a bouncing ball to Graepel, but the shortstop took his eye off the ball as all three Seminole runners reached base safely. The error proved costly as Holt and Cardullo registered RBI walks with the bases loaded to make the score 6-3.

The Tar Heels would get those two runs back in the seventh to push their lead back to five at 8-3. Pinch hitter Ryan Norton ripped an RBI single back up the middle off John Gast plating Levi Michael, who reached on an infield single. A fielding error by Stidham at second led to the second run of the inning as the Seminole second baseman could not handle the ground ball off the bat of Gore plating Cavasinni from third.

The Seminoles could not capitalize on a no out, bases loaded situation in the seventh. UNC's Bryant Gaines faced just three batters in the inning before giving way to Nate Striz. Stidham led off the inning with a double off the fence in right followed by consecutive walks to McGee and Ramsey. Striz came in and shut the door on the Seminoles as he got Posey and pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz looking on strikes before inducing a ground out to second by pinch hitter Rafael Lopez to end the inning.

The Seminoles and the Tar Heels each registered 12 hits on Sunday afternoon, while FSU tied a season-high leaving 15 runners on base.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Tuesday, April 14 as the Seminoles host Florida on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        2  2  0   1  4  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  2  2   1  3  0  0  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  0   0  1  3  0  2
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  3   2  1  1  3  3
Mike McGee              P-DH      4  2  2   3  1  1  0  1
James Ramsey            LF        4  0  1   0  1  1  1  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  2  2   1  2  1 11  1
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  1   0  0  2  2  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        RF        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  0  0   0  0  1  7  1
  Rafael Lopez          PH-C      2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  9 12   9 13 11 27 12
Opp                              39  8 12   7  5 10 25  7

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (8)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (12), Mike McGee (8), Sean Gilmartin (1)
3B - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (1)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Jack Posey (5)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - FSU-Stuart Tapley (3)
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee                      4.2  6  2  2  2  6
Geoff Parker                    1.1  3  4  4  1  1
John Gast                       1.0  2  2  1  1  0
Jimmy Marshall       W (2-1)    2.0  1  0  0  1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 12  8  7  5 10
Opp                  L          8.1 12  9  7 13 11


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FLORIDA 10, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/14/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Drops Season Series To Florida With 10-2 Loss Tuesday Night.

Tommy Oravetz accounted for the only runs in the loss with a two-run shot in the seventh.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - A five-run first proved too much to overcome on Tuesday night as 20th-ranked Florida State (21-12) dropped the season series to 25th-ranked Florida (24-12) as the Seminoles fell to the Gators 10-2 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

FSU was out hit 13-6 in the rubber game of the series as the Seminole offense was held to just one hit through six innings. Tommy Oravetz accounted for both Florida State runs in the loss as the senior from Tallahassee, Fla., hit a two-run home run to right center in the seventh for his first round tripper of the season.

Mike McGee went 2-for-4 on Tuesday night with a single and a triple, while Jack Posey, James Ramsey and Rafael Lopez each recorded a hit. On the defensive side, Lopez threw out all four attempted base stealers on the evening as the Gators went 0-for-4 in the stolen base category.

Florida wasted little time taking the lead on Tuesday night scoring five runs in the top of the first off FSU starter Bo O'Dell (3-2). The Gators sent nine batters to the plate in their first at-bat recording four hits including a three-run shot off the bat of Avery Barnes. Barnes took a 2-0 offering from the Seminole right hander and snuck the pitch just inside the right field foul pole for his sixth home run of the season. Designated hitter Teddy Foster added to the Florida lead with a sac-fly to left, while the final run of the inning crossed the plate courtesy of a wild pitch by O'Dell.

"That one was one in which we were just soundly beaten," said head coach Mike Martin. "They just came in here and took no prisoners. Some nights you just have to take your hat off to the other club and certainly this was one of those nights. They came in and took the ball game to us right off the get go and played solid, made some very nice plays up the middle. They did a great job.

"Credit Florida, they jumped on us and took control of the game early."

O'Dell exited the game after just one inning marking his shortest outing as a starter since going 1.1 innings against Florida in Gainesville back on February 20, 2007. On Tuesday, O'Dell was charged with all five runs in the first on four hits as he walked two and hit a batter.

Lopez recorded the first Florida State hit of the game with two outs in the third as he found the hole through the right side of the infield off UF starter Greg Larson (3-1). Tyler Holt followed with a walk but the Seminoles could not cut into the Gator lead as Stephen Cardullo hit into a fielder's choice groundout at short to close out the inning.

Florida added to its lead in the fifth on an RBI groundout by Preston Tucker. Matt den Dekker led off the inning with a bunt single and scored three batters later on Tucker's groundout to first to give the Gators a 6-0 lead.

Larson's night would come to a close after issuing a one out walk to Ramsey in the fifth. The freshman right hander threw a career-high 4.1 innings in his first collegiate start. Despite walking four batters, Larson kept the Seminoles off the scoreboard allowing just one hit.

The lead for the Gators grew to 8-0 in the sixth on a two-out, two-run blast by Foster. Reliever Tyler Everett was one strike away from tying a career-high in innings pitched, but the Florida DH had other thoughts unloading on a home run to left for his second round tripper of the season.

After a walk to Mike Mooney and a double to left center by den Dekker in the sixth, the Seminoles went to the bullpen for the second time on Tuesday bringing on Ryan Vigue. The sophomore left hander got Daniel Pigott to groundout to first to end the inning.

Everett worked a season-high 4.2 innings against the Gators allowing three runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out two. Everett came out of the pen in the second and faced the minimum in his first three innings of work.

Florida pushed its lead to 10-0 on its third home run of the game. This time it was Adams that left the park connecting on a two-run shot to right center for his fifth home run of the year. Barnes started the seventh with a single to left off Vigue. Two batters later Adams cleared the bases on his home to right center.

Florida State pushed its first runs across in the bottom of the seventh to cut the Florida deficit to 10-2. McGee tripled to left center to start the inning as the sophomore from Port St. Lucie, Fla., came within inches of adding to his team leading home run total hitting the ball off the top of the wall. A batter later Oravetz made certain his ball left the park as the senior designated hitter connected on a two-run shot to right center. It was his first home run since May 11 of last year.

Hunter Scantling worked a perfect eighth as the freshman right hander faced the minimum in his only inning of work. Posey threw the ninth and kept the Gators off the scoreboard as he allowed just one hit while striking out one.

Cardullo went 0-for-4 on Tuesday night as his hitting streak came to a close at a career-best 17 straight games.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Wednesday, April 15 as the Seminoles host North Florida on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        2  0  0   0  2  0  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  0   0  0  1  2  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  3  2
Jason Stidham           2B        2  0  0   0  2  0  3  2
Mike McGee              RF        4  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jack Posey              1B-P      3  0  1   0  0  0  7  3
  Ohmed Danesh          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
James Ramsey            LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  1   0  0  0  2  4
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Bo O'Dell               P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            1  0
  Ryan Vigue            P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            2  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  2  6   2  5  5 27 16
Opp                              35 10 13   9  4  3 27 13

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (8)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Mike McGee (1)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-4

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Bo O'Dell            L (3-2)    1.0  4  5  5  2  0
Tyler Everett                   4.2  6  3  3  2  2
Ryan Vigue                      1.1  2  2  2  0  0
Hunter Scantling                1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey                      1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 13 10 10  4  3
Opp                  W          9.0  6  2  2  5  5


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FLORIDA STATE 8, NORTH FLORIDA 7
04/15/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs North Florida 8-7 On Walk-Off Single By Stidham.

Mike McGee goes 2-for-4 with four RBI in the win over the Ospreys.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (22-12) captured its fifth walk-off victory of the season as Jason Stidham connected on a two-out, bloop single to left in the bottom of the ninth to lead the 20th-ranked Seminoles to an 8-7 victory over North Florida (15-23) Wednesday night. The Garnet and Gold trailed 7-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh but scored a run in each of the final three innings to take the season series from the Ospreys.

Tyler Holt got things going in the ninth as he drew a one out walk from UNF reliever Spencer Jones (1-1). He advanced to second on a passed ball and moved to third two batters later as Mike McGee hit into a fielder's choice groundout to second. With two outs, Stidham stepped in and flared a base hit to left on a 1-0 pitch from Ty Pryor scoring Holt for the game-winner. The walk-off hit by Stidham was his second in four days, while the last three Seminole wins have all come courtesy of a walk-off victory in the ninth.

"My goal is to get a good pitch and find the open gap," said Stidham. "It was a curveball that was thrown; it wasn't that great of a swing, I just kind of laid it out there and luckily it dropped in for the hit."

"Anytime you are able to come from behind and win like we did, it has got to excite you," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a ball game that we really needed. It is a very difficult time of year when you're playing five games a week. It takes an awful lot of perseverance and character to win games in which you fall behind and I'm was very proud of the way our Seminoles played tonight."

McGee finished the game 2-for-4 with four RBI. He recorded a single and a three-run home run in the fifth which gave the Seminoles the lead for the second time on Wednesday night. McGee now leads the team in home runs (11) and RBI (39), while he has recorded a team leading 10 multi-RBI games on the year.

Stidham and Parker Brunelle each registered two hits in the win over the Ospreys. Stephen Cardullo drew a career-high four walks as he scored three times and registered a pair of stolen bases.

Jimmy Marshall (3-1) pitched to one batter in the top of the ninth to pick up the victory. The senior right hander entered the game with runners on first and second and got Paul Morales looking on strikes for the final out of the inning.

John Gast was impressive in his two innings of work as the sophomore southpaw did not allow run while giving up just one hit. He struck out one and did not walk a batter.

"We have a confident team when it comes down to battling back in the late innings," added Stidham. "We know that the games are won in the seventh through the ninth. We are never going to let down no matter how large the deficit is, we going to give it our all until the very end."

The Seminoles took advantage of a few Osprey miscues in the first to grab the early lead. Cardullo reached on a one out walk, stolen second and moved to third as the throw into second from UNF catcher David Eldredge sailed into centerfield. Cardullo scored two batters later on a fielder's choice groundout to second off the bat of Stidham.

FSU pushed its lead to 2-0 in the second on the third error of the game by UNF. With one out, Ohmed Danesh registered his ninth double of the season knocking a pitch off the top of the fence in right. Danesh took third on a single to right by Brunelle and scored on the play as Osprey right fielder Justin Preckajlo had trouble handling the ball.

North Florida cut the deficit in half with a run in the fourth as T.J. Thompson singled through the right side and scored on a bunt single to third by T.J. Gavlik. With runners at the corners and only one out, the Ospreys looked to add to their run total but FSU starter Austin Wood registered back-to-back strikeouts to maintain the Florida State lead.

The Ospreys soared in front with three runs in the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. All three runs came on two outs as Preckajlo atoned for his mistake in the second inning with a double off the fence in right scoring Michael Smith, who recorded a one out double. The hit by Preckajlo prompted a pitching change as the Seminoles brought on Geoff Parker. On just his second pitch of the game, David Eldredge hit a two-run double off the fence in right center to give UNF the one-run advantage.

Wood worked a career-high 4.2 innings on Wednesday night as the freshman right hander was charged with four runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out a career-high five batters on 86 pitches.

"I thought Austin had a very good outing," said Martin. "He was very aggressive in the strike zone; I was very pleased with the way he pitched tonight."

The lead was short-lived as the Seminoles came right back with three runs in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead at 5-4. McGee provided the fireworks with a three-run blast over the scoreboard and out of the stadium in left center. Holt and Cardullo scored on the play as they reached on a single and a walk, respectively.

UNF retook the lead in the seventh scoring three runs off Parker. Thompson led off the inning with his second hit of the ball game, a single through the right side. After a one out walk to Eldredge, Gavlik followed with an RBI single to right to tie the game 5-5. Morales gave the Ospreys their second lead of the evening doubling to the gap in left center plating a pair to give UNF a 7-5 advantage.

FSU drew within one of the lead as McGee laced a two-out, RBI single to right scoring Cardullo, who walked for the third time on Wednesday night. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native was thrown out at second trying to stretch the base hit into a double.

The Seminoles tied the game in the eighth courtesy of a passed ball. Stidham began the inning with a single to right, stole second and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Stuart Tapley. After Phil Rorabaugh hit Tommy Oravetz with a pitch, the Ospreys went to the bullpen and brought on Jones. Jones got pinch hitter James Ramsey swinging on strikes for the second out, but a passed ball with pinch hitter Rafael Lopez at the plate brought home Stidham to tie the game at 7-7.

North Florida threatened in the top of the ninth against Gast as a pair of runners reached on a single to center by Thompson and a hit by pitch to Eldredge. The sophomore southpaw got Gavlik to fly out to right field for the second out of the inning. Martin went to the bullpen for the third time on Wednesday night bringing on Marshall. The game remained deadlocked at seven as Marshall got Morales looking on strikes for the final out of the inning.

"It was a game in which we had some very good at-bats in the eighth and ninth to tie it and then win it," added Martin. "A lot of guys set the table for other guys like Tyler Holt getting on base to give Jason Stidham a chance to get it done. So it was definitely a team effort. We also got exception pitching from John Gast and Jimmy Marshall. It was a good win for us."

Florida State will hit the road for a three-game conference series beginning Friday, April 17 as the Seminoles head to Raleigh, N.C. to face the NC State Wolfpack.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  2  1   0  1  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        1  3  0   0  4  0  2  3
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  2   4  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  2   2  0  1  1  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   0  0  1  2  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  0   0  0  1  8  1
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  1  1   0  0  0  3  0
  Rafael Lopez          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  0  2   0  0  1  8  1
Austin Wood             P                            0  3
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              31  8  9   6  6  6 27 11
Opp                              35  7 12   7  5  8 26 14

E - Opp-4, FSU-Parker Brunelle (2)
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Mike McGee (9), Ohmed Danesh (9)
HR - FSU-Mike McGee (11)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (9)
SH - Opp-2, FSU-Stuart Tapley (4), Tommy Oravetz (2)
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (5), Jason Stidham (3), D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Austin Wood                     4.2  6  4  4  3  5
Geoff Parker                    2.0  5  3  3  2  1
John Gast                       2.0  1  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall       W (3-1)    0.1  0  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 12  7  7  5  8
Opp                  L          8.2  9  8  5  6  6


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FLORIDA STATE 9, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3
04/17/2009, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Starts Road Trip Off On Right Foot With 9-3 Win Over NC State.

Tyler Holt registers four hits, Mike McGee drives in three runs in the win.

RALEIGH, NC - Florida State (23-12, 10-7 ACC) scored six runs over the last three innings to break a 3-3 tie en route to a 9-3 victory over NC State (19-19, 7-12 ACC) Friday night on Doak Field inside Dail Park. The Seminoles out hit the Wolfpack 10-8 in game one as it marked the third straight victory for FSU over the Pack.

Tyler Holt paced the Seminole offense on Friday night with four hits including two singles, a double and a triple. Mike McGee collected a pair of hits and drove in three runs marking his third multi-RBI game in the last four. Stuart Tapley reached double-digit home runs in the win as the sophomore third baseman hit a solo shot in the ninth for his tenth of the season. Tapley finished the game 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. The Seminoles also set a season-high with six stolen bases.

With the win and a Clemson and Boston College loss earlier today, the Seminoles moved into sole possession of first place in the ACC Atlantic Division.

Sean Gilmartin (7-1) picked up his league leading seventh win of the season as the freshman southpaw worked 6.2 innings allowing three runs on seven hits. After giving up a run in each of the first three innings, Gilmartin settled down allowing just two hits the rest of the way before departing with two outs in the seventh. He set the Wolfpack down in order in the fourth and sixth innings and finished the game with five strikeouts.

"I wasn't able to control the fastball as well as I wanted to tonight," said Gilmartin. "Tonight was one of those nights that I didn't have everything going for me. I had to compete with what I had and I was able to do that for six plus innings. Once I knew I didn't have my good stuff tonight, I just had to bear down and work that much harder."

The Seminole bullpen was solid in the win as three relief pitchers (Geoff Parker, John Gast and Tyler Everett) combined for 2.1 shutout innings. The trio gave up only one hit, while combining for three strikeouts.

Florida State grabbed the early lead on Friday night as Holt led off the game with a triple off the wall in left, good for his second triple of the season. He scored two batters later on a double down the line in left by McGee. The hit pushed McGee's hit streak to a career-best eight games.

The Wolfpack came right back with a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at one. After starting the game with a strikeout, Gilmartin loaded the bases giving up a double to the gap in left center to Devon Cartwright and then consecutive walks to Drew Poulk and Pratt Maynard. Russell Wilson followed with a fielder's choice groundout to third driving in Cartwright for the first NC State run of the game. Gilmartin was able to get out of the inning without further damage as Chris Schaeffer grounded out to Tapley at third.

NC State took its only lead of the game in the bottom of the second courtesy of a solo home run off the bat of third baseman Andrew Ciencin. Ciencin went deep over the 20 foot wall in left on a 2-1 offering from Gilmartin for his second home run of the season. The Wolfpack looked to add to their lead with two outs putting runners at the corners, but the Seminole starter got Drew Poulk looking on strikes for the final out of the inning.

The Seminoles regained the lead at 3-2 plating a pair of runs in the top of the third. Holt started the inning with his second hit in as many at-bats lacing the first pitch he saw from NC State starter Jimmy Gillheeney (5-2) to left. After a walk to Stephen Cardullo, both runners advanced 90 feet on a stolen base. Holt and Cardullo scored on back-to-back sac-flies by McGee and Jason Stidham, respectively, to give the Garnet and Gold the one run advantage.

Consecutive two out doubles by the Wolfpack in the bottom of the third tied the game at 3-3. Schaeffer hit a double down the line in left and scored one batter later on Pat Ferguson's RBI double to left.

NC State once again put runners at the corners with two outs on Gilmartin in the fifth, but the Moorpark, Calif., native got out of the inning unscathed inducing an inning ending ground out to second off the bat of Ferguson.

The Seminoles threatened with two outs in the sixth but were unable to capitalize as Gillheeney got Oravetz to groundout to second to keep the game tied at three. After Gillheeney registered two quick outs, FSU extended the inning as Tapley recorded a strikeout but reached on a passed ball. Posey followed with walk.

FSU went out in front for the third and final time on Friday evening as McGee drove in his third run of the game on an RBI infield single in the seventh. With runners at second and third and two outs, McGee ripped a 0-1 offering off the body of Gillheeney driving in Ohmed Danesh from third to give the Seminoles a 4-3 lead. Danesh led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a Holt single to left, his third hit of the game. The Seminoles would then successfully executed their second double steal of the game as this time Holt and Danesh took second and third, respectively.

NC State once again put a runner in scoring position in the seventh as Drew Poulk registered a one out double down the line in left. A strike out to Maynard closed the book on Gilmartin as the Seminoles went to the bullpen bringing on Geoff Parker. After a walk to pinch hitter John Gianis, Parker closed out the inning getting Schaeffer to ground into a fielder's choice putout at third.

The Seminoles created some breathing room in the eighth scoring four runs to push their lead to 8-3. Tapley got things going with a double to left and scored two batters later on an RBI single down the first base line by Tommy Oravetz. D'Vontrey Richardson entered the game as a pinch runner for Oravetz and scored on a double to right off the bat of Holt. The final two runs scored on a throwing error by Dallas Poulk as the Wolfpack shortstop threw high over to first on a groundball off the bat of Cardullo.

FSU's lead grew to 9-3 thanks to Tapley's 10th home run of the season. The Orlando, Fla., native connected on a solo shot out to left in the ninth to give the Seminoles a six-run advantage.

Gast pitched the eighth and faced four batters. He struck out the first batter that he faced while giving up an infield single. Everett entered in the ninth and pitched a perfect inning recording a pair of strikeouts to close out the game.

Florida State and NC State return to the diamond for game two of a three game series on Saturday, April 18 with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  3  4   1  0  0  5  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  0   0  1  2  1  0
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  2   3  0  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  0   1  1  0  1  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  2  2   1  0  2  2  3
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  0   0  1  0  7  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  1  0   0  1  1  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  1   0  1  1  6  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  9 10   7  6  7 27  8
Opp                              35  3  8   3  5  8 27  9

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-4, FSU-Tyler Holt (13), Mike McGee (10), Stuart Tapley (9)
3B - FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (10)
SH - FSU-Jack Posey (2)
SF - FSU-Mike McGee (2), Jason Stidham (6)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (17), Stephen Cardullo (6), Stuart Tapley (3), Tommy Oravetz (1), Ohmed Danesh (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (7-1)    6.2  7  3  3  4  5
Geoff Parker                    0.1  0  0  0  1  0
John Gast                       1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Tyler Everett                   1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  8  3  3  5  8
Opp                  L          9.0 10  9  7  6  7


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FLORIDA STATE 4, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
04/18/2009, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Tapley's Grand Slam The Difference In Florida State's 4-2 Victory Over NC State.

Freshman Brian Busch works seven innings to move to 2-2 on the year.

RALEIGH, NC - Florida State (24-12, 11-7 ACC) needed just one swing of the bat Saturday night to record a 4-2 victory over NC State (19-20, 7-13 ACC) on Doak Field inside Dail Park. An eighth inning grand slam off the bat of Stuart Tapley was all the Seminoles needed to record their fourth straight victory over the Wolfpack.

"I am very excited about what I am seeing," said head coach Mike Martin. "I know that there is still a lot of baseball left to be played, but to win a ball game on the road, when you're behind in the seventh inning is certainly big."

After leaving a pair of runners on in three straight innings, Tapley made certain no one would remain on base in the eighth connecting on his second career grand slam to give Florida State the lead for good. The sophomore third baseman deposited a hanging curveball on a 1-1 pitch from Wolfpack reliever Jake Buchanan (2-5) over the wall in left for his 11th round tripper of the season. The Seminoles loaded the bases as Tyler Holt and Mike McGee drew a walk and Jason Stidham singled to right center.

"In my first at-bat (against Buchanan), he started me with a bunch of fastballs and I got a double," said Tapley. "I figured after that hit I wouldn't see any more fastballs, so in the back of my mind, I was thinking off speed. He started me off with a curveball right over the plate and then threw me a slider off the plate. Then the next pitch, he left the curveball up a bit, right down the middle, outer third and I put a good swing on it.

"We are all up there just trying to do our part and pull our weight. This wouldn't have been possible if the other guys ahead of me didn't have good at-bats to get on base. You have to give credit to them before you give credit to me."

Tapley and Stephen Cardullo finished with two hits a piece as the Seminoles out hit the Wolfpack 9-5. Tapley put together a nice evening going 2-for-3 with a double and the big home run, which was his second in as many games. He also walked in the fifth.

Brian Busch (2-2) pitched seven solid innings to pick up the victory Saturday night. The freshman southpaw allowed just two runs on five hits as he walked two and struck out five in reaching the 100 pitch plateau for the second consecutive start.

"Down two, I was just hoping to keep us in the game for our offense to tie it up," added Busch. "I just tried going right after them. In the beginning, I was trying to pin point a little too much and that got me in trouble with getting behind the hitters and giving up walks."

After getting out of a bases loaded situation in the fourth with back-to-back strikeouts, Busch faced the minimum over the next three innings before giving way to the bullpen in the eighth.

Russell Wilson registered the last Wolfpack hit of the evening in the fifth as he singled through the right side off Busch. Wilson would record the final out in the inning as he was picked off at first by Busch.

"That was a very important win for us," said Martin. "It's always tough when you get a pitching performance like we got (from Busch) and you're sitting over there saying, 'gosh is this going to be for not.' This young man has pitched well all year. He certainly had some outings in which he deserved better than he got. It was good that it worked out the way it did."

Geoff Parker and Jimmy Marshall pitched the eighth and ninth, respectively. After issuing a walk to Devon Cartwright to begin the eighth, Parker retired the next three batters to maintain FSU's two-run lead. In the ninth, Marshall pitched around a one out walk to record his sixth save of the season. The senior right hander closed out the game with a strikeout as he got Chris Schaeffer looking at a called third strike. Marshall is a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities in 2009.

NC State cracked the scoreboard first on Saturday night with a run in the third to take an early 1-0 lead. Schaeffer drew a one out walk from Busch and scored on a sac-fly to center by Cartwright. Schaeffer moved into scoring position advancing to third on a double down the line in left by Wade Moore.

The Wolfpack pushed their lead to 2-0 with a run in the fourth. Back-to-back one out singles by Pratt Maynard and Andrew Ciencin put runners on base but an errant throw by Cardullo at short led to the second NC State run of the game. The damage could have been worse for the Seminoles as the Wolfpack loaded the bases off Busch on a hit by pitch and a walk. But the freshman southpaw was able to get out of the inning striking out Schaeffer and Moore to end the threat.

Florida State's first scoring opportunity came in the fifth as Tapley and Jack Posey drew consecutive one out walks. Tommy Oravetz moved the runners 90 feet as he grounded out to first. NC State starter John Lambert kept the two-run lead intact as the junior southpaw got pinch hitter D'Vontrey Richardson looking on a called third strike to close out the inning.

The Seminoles left two more runners on for the second straight inning as Lambert got Stidham to groundout to second to keep FSU off the scoreboard. Florida State made some noise with two outs as Cardullo reached on an infield single to third and McGee followed with a walk.

Lambert would leave after six scoreless innings holding the Seminole offense to just four hits. It marked a season-high in innings pitched for the Wolfpack starter as he finished the game with three walks and a pair of strikeouts.

Buchanan entered in the seventh for the Pack and gave up a single to Tapley and a walk to Posey to the first two batters that he faced. After a quick visit to the mound by the Wolfpack coaching staff, the sophomore right hander recorded a strikeout, a grounder back to the mound and then snared a line drive off the bat of Rafael Lopez to end the inning.

Florida State and NC State return to the diamond for the final game of a three game set on Sunday, April 19 with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  1  1  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  2   0  0  1  3  3
Mike McGee              LF        2  1  0   0  2  0  4  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  1   0  0  1  0  5
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  1  2   4  1  0  0  2
Jack Posey              1B        2  0  1   0  2  0  9  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  1   0  0  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4  9   4  6  5 27 12
Opp                              29  2  5   1  4  6 27 11

E - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (9)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (10)
HR - FSU-Stuart Tapley (11)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (7)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Jack Posey (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch          W (2-2)    7.0  5  2  2  2  5
Geoff Parker                    1.0  0  0  0  1  0
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(6)      1.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  5  2  2  4  6
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FLORIDA STATE 13, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 2
04/19/2009, RALEIGH, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Completes Sweep Of NC State With 13-2 Victory on Sunday.

The Seminoles score 10 of the 13 runs on Sunday on two outs.

RALEIGH, NC - Florida State (25-12, 12-7 ACC) completed the sweep of NC State (19-21, 7-14 ACC) with a 13-2 victory Sunday afternoon on Doak Field inside Dail Park. The 20th-ranked Seminoles scored 10 of the 13 runs on two outs in the series finale to register the second conference sweep of the season for the Garnet and Gold.

The series sweep was the first over the Wolfpack since 2002 and sixth since Florida State joined the ACC in 1992. It marked the third sweep for the Seminoles over NC State in Raleigh and fifth series victory for the Seminoles on the Pack's home turf.

Mike McGee went six innings on Sunday to run his record to 3-2 on the year. After giving up two runs in the first, the sophomore right hander settled down nicely blanking the Wolfpack over the next five innings. McGee scattered just three hits over six innings as he walked four and struck out five.

McGee also led the Seminole offense on Sunday with three hits as he scored three times and drove in a run. Jack Posey and Ohmed Danesh each registered two hits and two RBI. Tyler Holt reached base on five of his six plate appearances as the sophomore centerfielder walked three times, was hit by a pitch and reached on a fielding error. Holt and Stuart Tapley tied McGee with a game-high three runs in the win.

Florida State took advantage of an early Wolfpack error to plate the first run of the game. Holt led off Sunday's series finale reaching on a two base fielding error by Devon Cartwright in left field. He would score two batters later on an RBI single to left by McGee.

NC State answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the first to take a one run lead. McGee got off to a good start striking out the first two Wolfpack batters, but Cartwright, the second strikeout victim of the inning, reached on a wild pitch. The wild pitch would come back to haunt the Seminoles as Cartwright scored a batter later on a double to the gap in left center by Pratt Maynard. A second wild pitch moved Maynard to third and he later scored on Drew Poulk's sac-fly to right.

A walk to NC State's John Gianis to start the bottom of second went by the way side as McGee settled in and retired the next three batters to keep the Wolfpack lead at 2-1.

The Seminoles sent 11 batters to the plate in the third scoring five runs to retake the lead at 6-2. Florida State benefited from five walks in the inning while registering three hits. Holt walked twice, one to start the third and the other with the bases loaded to drive in a run. Jason Stidham began the scoring spree bringing home Holt on a sac-fly to left. The other four runs came on two outs as Posey and Danesh registered RBI singles prompting a Wolfpack pitching change.

NC State starter Cory Mazzoni (1-5) lasted just 2.2 innings allowing six runs, five earned, on four hits. He struck out one and walked three in his fourth start of the season.

Jake Kensmoe entered and walked both batters he faced before giving way to Sam Brown, the third NC State pitcher to make an appearance in the inning. Parker Brunelle drove in a run drawing a bases loaded walk off Kensmoe, while Holt followed with a bases loaded walk off Brown.

Florida State added to its lead in the fourth once again converting on a two-out opportunity. Tapley and Posey reached on consecutive hit-by-pitches leading to another Wolfpack pitching change. Grant Sasser came on and gave up an RBI double down the line in right to Danesh on the very first pitch scoring Tapley to give FSU a 7-2 lead.

The Wolfpack loaded the bases with one out in the fourth. FSU was able to get out of the jam without NC State scoring a run as Brian Bello lined into an inning ending double play. Bello scorched a line drive off the bat to third but the ball went right into the glove of Tapley, who then threw on to Stidham at second for the double play.

The Seminoles pushed their lead to 9-2 with two more two-out runs. Holt reached as he was hit by a pitch and then took second on his second stolen base of the game. After a walk to McGee, Stidham brought home Holt on a single through the right side of the infield. McGee scored the second run of the inning courtesy of a throwing error at short. Dallas Poulk threw wildly over to first on a ground ball off the bat of Tapley allowing McGee to cross the plate.

NC State once again threatened in the fifth putting runners on at the corners with only one out but came up empty handed. After giving up a walk and a single, McGee struck out pinch hitter Domonique Rodgers and then got Pat Ferguson to line out to Stephen Cardullo at short.

FSU pushed its lead to 12-2 with three runs in the seventh. Posey knocked in his second run of the game singling to right with the bases loaded to plate McGee. Two batters later, James Ramsey continued the Seminoles success with two outs singling to center off Zak Sinclair to drive in Stidham and Tapley.

The Seminoles rounded out the scoring in the ninth as Cardullo hit a two-out double to the gap in right center scoring D'Vontrey Richardson, who was hit-by-pitch to start the inning. Pinch hitter Sean Gilmartin reached base as he drew a two out walk.

The Florida State bullpen kept the Wolfpack scoreless over the final three innings. Mark Peterson worked a perfect seventh in facing just three batters. Posey pitched the eighth, while Bo O'Dell closed out the game facing four batters in the ninth.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Tuesday, April 21 as the Seminoles host UNC Asheville for a pair of mid-week games on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        2  3  1   1  3  1  3  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH-RF     0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        7  0  1   1  0  2  2  2
Mike McGee              P-LF      6  3  3   1  1  2  0  1
Jason Stidham           2B        2  1  1   2  2  0  4  2
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  3  1   0  2  0  2  2
Jack Posey              1B-P      5  1  2   2  0  1  7  0
  Bo O'Dell             P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        5  1  2   2  0  1  1  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  RF-CF     0  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
James Ramsey            LF        4  0  1   2  1  1  0  0
  Mark Peterson         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  0  0   1  2  1  3  1
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FSU                              39 13 12  12 13 10 27 10
Opp                              31  2  4   2  5  5 27  5

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (10), Jason Stidham 2 (10)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (14), Stephen Cardullo (9), Ohmed Danesh (10)
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (3), Stuart Tapley (7), Jack Posey (3), D'Vontrey Richardson (3)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (7)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (19), Mike McGee (4), Stuart Tapley (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (3-2)    6.0  3  2  0  4  5
Mark Peterson                   1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey                      1.0  0  0  0  1  0
Bo O'Dell                       1.0  1  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  4  2  0  5  5
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FLORIDA STATE 9, UNC-ASHEVILLE 2
04/21/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Wins Fifth Straight With 9-2 Victory Over UNC Asheville.

Hunter Scantling pitches five innings in earning the win in his first start.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (26-12) recorded its fifth straight win with a 9-2 victory over UNC Asheville (7-32) Tuesday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles continued their dominance over the Bulldogs recording their 11th straight win, while improving to 20-1 all-time.

After giving up an early run in the third, the 20th-ranked Seminoles bounced right back with six runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good. Mike McGee drove in four runs all with one swing of the bat as the Port St. Lucie, Fla., native connected on his first career grand slam. It marked the fifth grand slam hit by a Seminole batter this year.

Rafael Lopez also went deep on Tuesday night hitting a two-run shot in the fourth for his first home run since March 20. Lopez finished the game 2-for-3 as he scored a pair of runs. Sherman Johnson went 2-for-2 as he entered the game to play second base in the fifth.

In his first collegiate start, Hunter Scantling (2-0) went five innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits. The freshman right hander was very efficient on Tuesday night throwing just 49 pitches as 33 went for strikes.

"I felt great," said Scantling. "I just wanted to go out there, get some work in and show coach what I was about. My key was to get a head of the count which I did early on, but I fell behind a couple of times. Overall, I felt great tonight."

"I am very proud of the way Hunter Scantling went out there and pitched," said head coach Mike Martin. "The first start of his Florida State career, I thought he pitched with a lot of poise...there were a lot of balls put in play and we want him to be a strikeout guy, but what a great starting point for him. I thought his location improved as he progressed, I was very proud of him."

UNC Asheville cracked the scoreboard first on Tuesday night as Kevin Weidenbacher registered an infield single up the middle to score Austin Graham. Graham led off the third with a single to center, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jordan Lurie and advanced to third on a groundout by Catlin Carter. With two outs, Weidenbacher hit a groundball back up the middle which was gloved by Stephen Cardullo, but the Seminole shortstop could not throw over to first in time for the out as Graham scored for the first run of the game.

The Bulldog lead was short lived as the Seminoles answered with six runs in the bottom of the third. The big blow came off the bat of McGee who connected on a home run to left center with the bases loaded for his first career grand slam. Cardullo and Tommy Oravetz also registered an RBI in the inning as Florida State sent nine batters to plate in the third posting three hits while drawing a pair of walks.

"That was a good win," said McGee. "It was nice to get ahead early and put the pressure on them. With the hit, I was a little upset with the way I swung at it. I was out in front; I really did not think I had the home run. I thought it was at least good enough to get a sac-fly out of it. I saw the outfielder keep running towards the wall and then saw the ball bounce off the building. I was completely surprised."

"Michael certainly had the biggest hit of the ball game," added Martin. "He's really playing well. His hit was obviously the key from an offense stand point."

Florida State pushed its lead to 8-2 in the fourth on the Garnet and Gold's second home run of the game. Lopez went yard for the fourth time in 2009 as he snuck a 3-2 offering from UNC Asheville starter Michael Bogaert (1-6) just inside the right field foul pole. Ohmed Danesh scored on the play, one of two runs for the Orlando, Fla., native as he started the bottom of the inning dropping a bloop single to right center.

James Ramsey added to the Florida State lead in the sixth with a pinch hit sac-fly to left plating Sean Gilmartin to make the score 9-2. Gilmartin led off the inning with a pinch hit single up the middle and moved to third as Johnson doubled down the line in left for his first double of the season.

The Seminole bullpen once again looked sharp as four pitchers combined to shut out the Bulldogs the rest of the way. John Gast, Geoff Parker, Tyler Everett and Jimmy Marshall each got an inning of work. Parker recorded a strikeout, while Marshall struck out all three batters that he faced. For the first time this year, all five pitchers did not issue a walk. It was the first time such a feat occurred since June 8, 2008, game three of the Super Regional against Wichita State.

Florida State and UNC Asheville will return to the diamond for game two on Wednesday, April 22 with first pitch scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  1   0  1  1  2  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH-CF     1  1  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Ray Navarro           PH-SS     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  0   1  0  0  1  3
  Sherman Johnson       2B        2  0  2   0  0  0  1  1
Mike McGee              LF        3  1  1   4  0  1  1  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B-SS-CF  3  1  0   0  2  0  3  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  0  2  0  4
  Geoff Parker          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tyler Everett         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH-3B     3  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  0   0  0  2  8  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  0  0  3  2
Ohmed Danesh            RF        2  2  1   0  2  0  2  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  2  2   2  0  0  1  1
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  1  3  0
Hunter Scantling        P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  9  9   9  7  8 27 17
Opp                              30  2  7   2  0  4 24  4

E - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (11)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Sherman Johnson (1)
HR - FSU-Mike McGee (12), Rafael Lopez (4)
HBP - Opp-1
SH - Opp-1
SF - FSU-James Ramsey (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (20), Jason Stidham (4), Ohmed Danesh (5)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Hunter Scantling     W (2-0)    5.0  4  2  1  0  0
John Gast                       1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Geoff Parker                    1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Tyler Everett                   1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  3
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FSU                             9.0  7  2  1  0  4
Opp                  L          8.0  9  9  7  7  8


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FLORIDA STATE 11, UNC-ASHEVILLE 10
04/22/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Walk-Off Home Run By Oravetz Carries Florida State Over UNC Asheville.

Senior Tommy Oravetz connects on a solo home run in the 11th to lead FSU to victory.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (27-12) escaped with an 11-10 extra inning victory over upset-minded UNC Asheville (7-33) Wednesday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles recorded their sixth walk-off victory of the season as Tommy Oravetz belted a solo home run over the fence in right center to carry Florida State to the win in 11 innings.

"That was a game in which we really showed what we are about," said head coach Mike Martin. "I can't say enough about this ball club. That was their (UNC Asheville's) number one pitcher that was on the mound at the end. They were doing everything they could possibly do to win. Of course, they have had a tough year so far. I am just so proud of our guys; coming back and tying the ball game on Rafael's base hit and then Tommy Oravetz coming through there in the 11th. It was obviously a great team win for us."

The Seminoles came within one out of falling to the Bulldogs in 10 innings but Rafael Lopez singled home pinch runner D'Vontrey Richardson for the game-trying run to force more baseball. With two outs in the 10th, pinch hitter Mike Meschke kept the Seminoles alive as he unloaded on a two-out, ground rule double to dead centerfield. Richardson entered the game as a pinch runner for Meschke and scored one batter later as Lopez singled up the middle off Ryan Dull (3-8) to tie the game at 10-10. In the top of the 10th, the Bulldogs brought home the go-ahead run on an RBI double to deep center off the bat of Justin Schumer.

Geoff Parker (4-1) was flawless in his inning of work as he struck out the side in the top of the 11th. Riding the momentum into the bottom half of the inning, Oravetz took a 3-2 pitch from Dull over the fence in right center for his second home run of the season and first career walk-off hit. The senior from Tallahassee, Fla., who got the start at second base on Wednesday, finished the game 2-for-5 with three runs and an RBI.

"I was just worried about getting on base," said Oravetz. "We only needed one run and I was the leadoff batter. I really wasn't expecting that one, but it was nice to get it."

Jason Stidham went 2-for-4 with three RBI, while Mike McGee went deep for the second straight game. The home run was McGee's 12th of the season as he finished with four RBI and three runs.

The win was the sixth in a row for Florida State and 12th straight over UNC Asheville. The Seminoles pushed their all-time record to 21-1 against the Bulldogs.

UNC Asheville wasted little time grabbing the lead on Wednesday as Reed Kreiser connected on a two-run shot off FSU starter Austin Wood in the top of the first. The Bulldog designated hitter went off the scoreboard in left for his team leading sixth home run of the season. Jordan Lurie came around to score after reaching on a single to left.

Florida State answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the first without recording a hit. The Seminoles took advantage of three walks by Asheville starter Grier Harrington as Tyler Holt and McGee crossed the plate to tie the game at two runs apiece. Holt scored on a wild pitch, while McGee came home on a sac-fly to right by Tapley.

The Bulldogs plated a run in the second to retake the lead at 3-2. Danny Baatz led off the inning with a ground rule double down the line in right and scored two batters later on a Catlin Carter sac-fly to right.

FSU surged in front with three runs in the bottom of the third to take a 5-3 lead courtesy of a three-run home run by McGee. The Seminoles strung together three straight hits to start the inning. Holt and Oravetz posted back-to-back singles, while McGee brought them all home clearing the fence in right for his team leading 12th round tripper of the year.

The Seminoles widen their lead in the fourth scoring four runs all on two outs. McGee drove in his fourth run of the game drawing a bases loaded walk. Ohmed Danesh scored on the play after beginning the inning with a bunt single. Stidham followed with a bases clearing double to the gap in left center giving the Garnet and Gold a 9-3 lead.

UNC Asheville drew within on of the Florida State lead with five runs in the top of the fifth as all five runs came on two outs. After giving up a leadoff single to Kevin Weidenbacher, Wood induced a groundball double play to short off the bat of Lurie. The freshman right hander then lost his control after that play issuing three straight walks to load the bases. Wood looked as though he would get out of the inning unscathed but a fielding error at third kept the inning alive for the Bulldogs.

The play would result in a pitching change as Bo O'Dell came on in relief. The senior right hander hit the first batter that he faced to drive in the second Bulldog run of the inning. Catlin Carter followed and ripped a double to right center just off the glove of the diving Holt. Three runs scored on the play cutting the Seminole lead to 9-8.

The Bulldogs once again took advantage of a Seminole fielding error scoring a run in the sixth to tie the game at nine. Weidenbacher started the inning reaching on a fielding error in left. After a sacrifice bunt moved him to second, Weidenbacher scored two batters later on an RBI single through the left side off the bat of Schumer. Asheville was on the verge of taking the lead for the second time on Wednesday as Beau Zinman sent a one out single to left. But James Ramsey thought otherwise throwing out Kreiser at the plate to keep the game tied at nine.

Mark Peterson entered in the seventh and worked 2.2 shutout innings. The Ft. Pierce, Fla., native worked around the third Seminole error in the seventh as he got Lurie to fly out to left with runners at the corners to end the inning. Peterson retired the side in the eighth as he struck out a pair. He began the ninth and faced four batters as he walked two while recording two outs before giving way to Jimmy Marshall. Marshall ended the inning with just one pitch as he got Weidenbacher to ground out to third.

Marshall threw 1.1 innings in relief as he allowed one run on one hit. The senior right hander finished the game with three strikeouts and a pair of walks. With 98 career appearances, Marshall moves within two of becoming just the seventh player in Florida State history to make 100 appearances on the mound in a Seminole uniform.

Wednesday's game marked just the second time this year that both teams would play extra baseball. Florida State moved to 1-1 in extra innings, while UNC Asheville fell to 0-2.

Florida State welcomes Wake Forest to Tallahassee for a three-game conference series beginning Friday, April 24.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  3  1   0  1  1  1  1
  Sherman Johnson       LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           2B        5  3  2   1  1  0  2  4
Mike McGee              DH-LF     2  3  1   4  2  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           SS        4  0  2   3  1  0  2  7
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  0   1  0  2  0  3
Jack Posey              1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 12  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  1  1   0  1  1  3  0
James Ramsey            LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Geoff Parker          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  0  1   0  0  1  6  0
  Rafael Lopez          PH-C      2  0  1   1  0  0  5  1
Austin Wood             P                            0  0
  Bo O'Dell             P                            0  1
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              38 11 10  10  6  6 33 18
Opp                              41 10 10   9 10 10 30  8

E - FSU-Stuart Tapley 2 (10), James Ramsey (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Jason Stidham (13), Mike Meschke (5)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2), Mike McGee (13)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (4), Mike McGee (5)
SH - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (21), Ohmed Danesh (6)
CS - FSU-Mike McGee (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Austin Wood                     4.2  5  7  3  5  2
Bo O'Dell                       1.1  3  2  1  1  0
Mark Peterson                   2.2  1  0  0  2  2
Jimmy Marshall                  1.1  1  1  1  2  3
Geoff Parker         W (4-1)    1.0  0  0  0  0  3
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FSU                            11.0 10 10  5 10 10
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FLORIDA STATE 15, WAKE FOREST 6
04/24/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Wake Forest 15-6.

Mike McGee has a career night with six RBI and five runs scored.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (28-12, 13-7 ACC) recorded its seventh straight win with a 15-6 victory over Wake Forest (20-21, 6-16 ACC) Friday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles pounded out 13 hits in game one as seven of those hits went for extra bases including six doubles. Seven of the 15 runs scored by FSU on Friday night came on two outs.

Mike McGee once again provided the offensive fire power for the Seminoles as the sophomore from Port St. Lucie, Fla., went 3-for-5 with five runs scored and six RBI, both career-highs. Over the last three games, McGee is hitting .556 with three home runs, two doubles, nine runs scored and 14 RBI.

After missing Wednesday night's game against UNC Asheville with a sore knee, Stephen Cardullo was back in the starting line up at shortstop against the Deacs. He finished the game 3-for-4 while tying a career-high with four runs. Stuart Tapley and Tyler Holt each registered two hits on Friday night, while Tapley was credited with three RBI.

"I can't say enough about Stephen Cardullo," said head coach Mike Martin. "He looked me in the eye and said `that he worked too hard to get where I am not to play; I will be ready.' That showed me what kind of baseball player he is. Then he goes out and gets three hits."

Sean Gilmartin (8-1) worked five innings to pickup his fifth win in the last six starts. The freshman southpaw was charged with four runs on six hits as he walked three and struck out three.

Dustin Hood led the Deacs on Friday night with two hits and four RBI. Micah Jarrett contributed with two hits as well in the loss.

Wake Forest wasted very little time cracking the scoreboard in game one plating a run in the top of the first. Steven Brooks led off the game with a double off the fence in right and scored two batters later on a single to left by Hood. The Deacs would continue to threaten in the inning placing runners at the corners but Gilmartin got Bentley Heyman to pop out to Jason Stidham at second for the final out of the inning.

Florida State answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Tapley came through with a two-out, two-run double to the gap in left center, scoring Cardullo and McGee. Cardullo reached on an infield single to short and moved to second as McGee drew a one out walk. Both runners advanced 90 feet as Cardullo and McGee successfully executed a double steal.

A leadoff single by Wake's Tyler Smith went by the way side in the second as Gilmartin got a fly out and back-to-back strikeouts to keep the Seminole lead at one.

For the third straight inning, Wake Forest got the leadoff batter on as Shane Kroker singled to left. He got to third on a wild pitch and a groundout to third and scored on an RBI groundout to second by Mike Murray to tie the game at 2-2.

The Seminoles regained the lead in the third thanks to consecutive doubles off the bat of Cardullo and McGee. Cardullo ripped a two-base hit off the wall in left center and then took third on his second stolen base of the evening. McGee followed with a double off the fence in right to bring home Cardullo. The sophomore left fielder followed with his second stolen base of the evening to take third and scored as Wake Forest starter Garrett Bullock (1-2) unleashed on a wild pitch.

Wake cut the deficit in half with a run in the fourth. The first three batters in the inning reached as Gilmartin hit Smith on the first pitch of the evening. The freshman southpaw then gave up a single to center and a walk to Jarrett and Evan Ocheltree loading the bases with no body out. Brooks would score Smith on a groundout to short, but Gilmartin would escape without further damage as he registered a groundout to third and a line out to short to maintain the Seminole lead at 4-3.

Florida State answered the call once again with four runs in the bottom of the inning to increase its lead to 8-3. The Seminoles recorded four hits in the inning with the biggest hit coming off the bat of McGee as the Port St. Lucie, Fla., native hit a three-run shot off the scoreboard for his team and ACC leading 14th round tripper of the season. Cardullo knocked in the first run of the inning hitting a line drive off the leg of Wake reliever Michael Dimock, who entered with two outs in the third. Ohmed Danesh led off the inning with a double to right center and scored from third on the hit by Cardullo. Rafael Lopez also recorded a hit in the fourth inning singling through the left side of the infield.

Gilmartin left abruptly after facing just one batter in the fifth with soreness to his left elbow.

"Certainly, the job that Sean Gilmartin did was very gusty. He had a little tightness in his arm and that's why he was taken out."

Tyler Everett was called on and faced just two batters giving up a base hit and a walk before giving way to Geoff Parker. Parker registered outs to the first two batters that he faced but Hood came through for the Deacs with a two-out double just inside the right field foul line clearing the bases and cutting the Florida State lead to 8-6.

Parker finished the evening throwing two scoreless innings while giving up two hits. The sophomore right hander walked two and struck out three.

Once again the Seminoles answered the call with three runs in the bottom of the inning to regain their five-run lead. Stidham doubled to right scoring Cardullo from second, while Tapley hit a sac-fly to center plating McGee. Stidham scored the third run of the inning as Wake reliever Joel Ernst was charged with a wild pitch as he short hopped a pitch to the plate.

Four more runs in the seventh pushed the Florida State lead to 15-6 as all four runs were manufactured with two outs. With the bases loaded, McGee added to his RBI total driving in two with his second double of the evening. The sophomore left fielder bounced a ball over the third baseman and just inside the left field foul line scoring Danesh and Lopez, who each drew a walk. Holt reached on a bunt single and scored on a wild pitch, while McGee crossed the plate courtesy of a passed ball.

"Michael had a big night," said Martin. "We got the big hit out of him (in the seventh) to score a couple of runs."

Jack Posey pitched the final two innings in facing the minimum. Posey did not allow a hit as he walked one and struck out one.

Florida State and Wake Forest return to the diamond for game two of a three game series on Saturday, April 25 with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  2   0  0  0  1  0
  James Ramsey          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  4  3   1  1  1  1  3
Mike McGee              LF-CF     4  5  3   6  1  0  1  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  CF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  1   1  2  0  5  3
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  2   3  0  0  0  6
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Jack Posey              1B-P      4  0  0   0  1  0  7  1
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  2  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  2  1   0  1  2  6  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36 15 13  11  8  5 27 16
Opp                              34  6  9   6  7  7 24 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (10), Mike McGee 2 (12), Jason Stidham (14), Stuart Tapley (11), Ohmed Danesh (11)
HR - FSU-Mike McGee (14)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Stuart Tapley (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (9), Mike McGee 2 (6)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (8-1)    5.0  6  4  4  3  3
Tyler Everett                   0.0  1  2  2  1  0
Geoff Parker                    2.0  2  0  0  2  3
Jack Posey                      2.0  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  6  6  7  7
Opp                  L          8.0 13 15 15  8  5


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FLORIDA STATE 6, WAKE FOREST 4
04/25/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Hangs On For 6-4 Victory Over Wake Forest.

Jimmy Marshall strikes out three in the ninth to register his seventh save of the season.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a battle until the very last out on Saturday night as Florida State (29-12, 14-7 ACC) hung on for a 6-4 victory over Wake Forest (20-21, 6-16 ACC) on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles tied a season-high with their eighth straight win, while recording their third straight ACC series victory.

Florida State had some timely hitting on Saturday night as four of the six runs came on two outs. Stuart Tapley went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs in leading the Seminole offense in game two. Mike Meschke had a big two-out hit in the Seminoles' three-run second as he unloaded on his first collegiate home run, a two-run shot to right center.

Brian Busch (3-2) worked 6.2 innings to pick-up his second straight decision. The freshman southpaw allowed four runs on six hits as he walked three and struck out a career-high six batters. He retired the first seven batters to start the game before giving up a solo home run in the third to Wake Forest catcher Ian Tomkins. Busch retired the side in the fifth and sixth innings before giving way to the Seminole bullpen with two outs in the seventh.

"He was very impressive," said head coach Mike Martin. "I just thought he ran out of gas. To throw 101 pitches in 6.2 innings was pretty dog gone impressive. You look at his numbers and you have to be impressed with them. I was very happy with his performance tonight."

"I felt good in the beginning and as the game wore on I definitely got a little tired," said Busch. "Other than walking those guys in the seventh, I felt like I threw pretty well. I let the home run ball get away from me. I left the ball up and he took advantage of it."

Wake Forest would make one last run in the ninth off Seminole closer Jimmy Marshall. The senior right started the inning off right by getting Tyler Smith swinging on strikes, but pinch hitter Mike Murray stepped in and laced a double down the right field line. The Deacs then put runners at the corners after pinch hitter Evan Ocheltree struck out swinging but reached on a passed ball, moving Murray to third. Steven Brooks loaded the bases a batter later as he drew a walk. With the tying run at second, Marshall got pinch hitter Austin Stadler looking on strikes before inducing a fielder's choice groundout off the bat of Dustin Hood to preserve the win for the Seminoles. The save was Marshall's seventh as he remains perfect on the year in that category.

"It was one of those situations that if you give a club that extra out in any inning its tough to prevent them from scoring," added Martin. "Jimmy made a good pitch and we gave them an extra out. He made a couple of very, very good pitches to pitch out of a very tough situation. To strike a guy out when it's first and third shows a tremendous amount of poise."

Florida State grabbed the early lead on Saturday with three runs in the second. Tapley registered the first hit of the game as he doubled off the wall in left. He scored a batter later as Tommy Oravetz hit an RBI single off the fence in right. Meschke was responsible for the other two runs in the inning as he unloaded on his first collegiate home run. The junior first baseman took the first pitch he saw from Wake Forest starter Phil Negus (2-4) over the fence in right for a two-run shot.

"He had a great swing," said Martin. "We have been waiting on him to contribute. He got his chance and certainly gave us a big lift."

"I was happy to be in the line-up tonight and be able to provide a big hit," said Meschke. "Coach told me to be aggressive and let it fly. I got a good pitch, put a good swing on it and the ball flew out of the park. It was nice to finally break through with that first home run."

Wake Forest answered with a run in the third on a solo shot off the bat of Tomkins. The hit was the first of the game for the Demon Deacons as it was Tomkins' second home run of the season.

The Deacons added a run in the fourth as Busch unleashed on a wild pitch with the bases loaded scoring Carlos Lopez from third. The FSU starter was on his way to a quick inning recording a lineout and a strikeout before hitting Lopez on the foot with a 0-2 offering. Busch then gave up a single to center and a walk as Wake Forest loaded the bases with two outs. With Tomkins at the plate, Busch sailed a 2-2 pitch high to the backstop as the Deacs cut the FSU lead to 3-2. Busch came right back and got Tomkins looking on a called third strike to end the inning.

The Seminoles pushed their lead back to two capitalizing on another two-out hit in the fourth. With Jason Stidham on second after starting the inning with a double down the line in left, Ohmed Danesh laced an RBI single through the right side bringing home Stidham for a 4-2 lead.

Another two-out run gave the Seminoles a 5-2 lead after six innings of play. After Negus recorded two groundball outs to start the sixth, Florida State loaded the bases on a single by Tapley and back-to-back walks to Oravetz and Danesh. With Meschke at the plate, Negus unleashed a wild pitch allowing all the runners to advance including Tapley who scored with the fifth Seminole run of the game.

Wake Forest drew within one of the lead in the seventh on a two-out, two-run double by Brooks. Busch's night came to a close after issuing his second walk of the inning as Martin called on Geoff Parker out of the bullpen. After falling behind in the count to Brooks, Parker fought back to make the count 3-2 before giving up the double to the gap in left center. The sophomore right hander came right back and got Shane Kroker looking on strikes for the final out of the inning.

A sac-fly by Stephen Cardullo in the seventh gave the Seminoles a 6-4 advantage. Rafael Lopez led off the inning with a single to left center. He moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a bunt single down the line at third. Lopez scored a batter later on Cardullo's sac-fly to deep centerfield.

A base running miscue by the Deacs ended their threat in the eighth. With runners at first and second and one out, Bentley Heyman sent a line drive out to right center. Tyler Holt made a running catch and threw on to second for the double play as the Wake runners were off and running on the pitch.

"It was no question that it was a big play," said Martin. "Some days you beat them with your bat, some days you beat them with your leather. That was a big play for us, no doubt about it."

Parker made an appearance for the second straight night and gave up two hits in 1.1 innings. He walked one and struck out a batter.

Florida State and Wake Forest will square-off in the final game of a three-game series on Sunday, April 26 with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  1
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  0  0   1  0  0  0  3
Mike McGee              LF        4  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  1  1   0  0  0  5  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  2  2   0  1  1  0  3
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  1   1  1  2  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  1   1  1  1  0  0
Mike Meschke            1B        3  1  1   2  0  1  7  0
  Jack Posey            1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  1   0  0  1  9  1
Brian Busch             P                            1  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              30  6  8   5  3  7 27 11
Opp                              33  4  8   3  5 10 24  8

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (15), Stuart Tapley (12)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mike Meschke (1)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3)
SB - FSU-Stuart Tapley (5)
CS - FSU-Stuart Tapley (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch          W (3-2)    6.2  5  4  4  3  6
Geoff Parker                    1.1  2  0  0  1  1
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(7)      1.0  1  0  0  1  3
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FSU                             9.0  8  4  4  5 10
Opp                  L          8.0  8  6  6  3  7


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FLORIDA STATE 14, WAKE FOREST 10
04/26/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Completes Sweep, Downs Wake Forest 14-10 On Sunday.

Jason Stidham hits his first career grand slam in the Seminoles win.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (30-12, 15-7 ACC) won for the ninth straight time completing the sweep of Wake Forest (20-23, 6-18 ACC) with a 14-10 victory Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The series sweep was the third of the season for the Seminoles and the second in as many weeks after taking all three games from NC State in Raleigh last weekend.

FSU ran out to a 9-0 lead on Sunday before the Deacs made things interesting in the late innings scoring all 10 runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings.

"That was a great weekend," said head coach Mike Martin. "It was a big weekend for all of us. It was one that we truly needed. We are not depending on any body else in the league. We know we got to do it ourselves. This was a very satisfying weekend even though we gave up a lot of runs in the seventh and eighth innings. It was still a ball game that we persevered. I was very pleased with the fact that we bounced back and scored a couple after they scored six in the eighth. By doing that, we were able to keep the momentum swinging in our favor."

D'Vontrey Richardson and Rafael Lopez led the Seminoles with two hits each, while Jason Stidham went 1-for-2 with four RBI and two runs scored. He accounted for all his RBI with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the fifth as the junior second baseman unloaded on his first career grand slam. The home run was his sixth on the year and 23rd of his career. It also marked the sixth grand slam hit by a Seminole player in 2009.

Nine different Seminoles finished the game with at least one RBI. Stuart Tapley drove in a pair of runs as he went 1-for-3 in the series finale.

FSU got an outstanding pitching performance from Mike McGee (4-2), who tied a career-high with seven innings on Sunday afternoon. The sophomore right hander gave up three runs on four hits as he walked just one while striking out a career-high nine batters. After giving up a single to Mike Murray in the first, McGee did not allow another hit until the seventh when Murray led off the seventh with a single to right. The Port St. Lucie native retired 13 straight batters at one point while striking out five in a row during that stretch.

"Michael had a very good outing," said Martin. "I was very pleased with the way he threw the ball. He gave our bullpen some much needed rest as we had a lot of guys that were not available for today's game."

"I was glad I did well on the mound, that made up for not being able to do much at the plate," said McGee. "I was pleased with the way I pitched today."

Florida State ran out to the early lead on Sunday with three runs in the bottom of the second. Jack Posey laced an RBI double down the line in left off Wake Forest starter Austin Stadler (4-5) to give FSU a 1-0 lead. Tapley scored on the play after reaching on a fielder's choice groundout. Richardson then registered an RBI triple as a pop up to short right dropped in after the ball glanced off the diving glove of the Deacs' Carlos Lopez. FSU's Rafael Lopez would round out the scoring in the inning as he drove in Richardson on an infield single.

The Seminoles broke the game open in the fifth with six runs on just three hits to take a 9-0 lead. FSU also benefited from a pair of walks and an errant throw off a sacrifice bunt. The big hit came off the bat of Stidham who cleared the bases with one swing of the bat. The junior from Palm Bay, Fla., unloaded on his first career grand slam taking a 1-0 pitch from Wake reliever Joel Ernst over the fence in right center.

A batter earlier, McGee drove in a run drawing a walk with the bases loaded. Stadler's afternoon would come to a close after the walk to McGee as the Wake starter lasted just four innings. Stadler was charged with eight runs, seven earned, on five hits as he walked three and struck out two.

Wake Forest got on the board for the first time in the seventh on a three-run home run by Tyler Smith. Smith took the first pitch he saw from McGee over the fence in right for his third round tripper of the season.

Florida State returned the favor with three runs in the bottom of the inning to push the score to 12-3. With runners at first and second, Tapley ripped a double to left center plating Stephen Cardullo from second, who reached on a single to start the seventh. Pinch hitter Mike Meschke followed with an RBI single to left scoring Stidham. Tapley would cross the plate for the final run of the inning scoring on a sac-fly to left by James Ramsey.

The Demon Deacons would not go quietly scoring six runs in the top of the eighth to cut the Florida State deficit to 12-9. Mark Peterson came on in relief and gave up five runs on five hits. After getting Smith on strikeouts for the second out of the inning, Peterson was relieved for Hunter Scantling. On the fourth pitch from the freshman right hander, pinch hitter Evan Ocheltree took Scantling out of the park to right center for a three-run shot. Scantling came right back and got Ian Tomkins to groundout to Cardullo at short to end the inning.

The Seminoles added some much needed insurance in the eighth scoring twice to increase their lead at 14-9. A sac-fly by Tommy Oravetz with the bases loaded brought home Parker Brunelle and two batters later a sac-fly by Tapley scored Tyler Holt.

Wake Forest got a run in the ninth against John Gast, but it wasn't enough as the Seminoles held on for the four-run victory. Gast allowed a run on a hit as he walked one and struck out a batter.

Mike Murray led the Demon Deacons on Sunday going 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Florida State will return to the field on Friday, May 1 when the Seminoles welcome the Virginia Tech Hokies to Tallahassee for a three-game conference seriesyear

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  0   0  1  0  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  2  1   0  2  1  1  4
Mike McGee              P         2  1  0   1  1  1  0  1
  Tommy Oravetz         PH-DH     1  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  2  1   4  2  0  2  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  2  1   2  1  0  0  2
Jack Posey              1B        3  1  1   1  0  0  5  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     2  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
Ruairi O'Connor         LF        3  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          LF        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    RF        3  2  2   1  0  1  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  2   1  0  0  8  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  1  0   0  1  0  2  0
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
  Hunter Scantling      P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29 14  9  13  8  3 27 10
Opp                              39 10 11  10  2 11 24 12

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stuart Tapley (11)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (13), Jack Posey (4)
3B - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (1)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (6)
HBP - FSU-Jason Stidham (4)
SH - FSU-Tyler Holt (2)
SF - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (2), Stuart Tapley (4), James Ramsey (2)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (22), Stephen Cardullo 2 (11)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (4-2)    7.0  4  3  3  1  9
Mark Peterson                   0.2  5  5  5  0  1
Hunter Scantling                0.1  1  1  1  0  0
John Gast                       1.0  1  1  1  1  1
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FLORIDA STATE 10, VIRGINIA TECH 2
05/01/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Wins 10th Straight, Downs Virginia Tech 10-2.

Stephen Cardullo registers a career-high four hits in the win over the Hokies.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (31-12, 16-7 ACC) scored six runs on two outs Friday night in defeating Virginia Tech (27-18, 10-14 ACC) 10-2 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The win pushed the Seminoles' win streak to a season-best 10 games, while it marked the eighth straight victory over the Hokies.

Stephen Cardullo led the Florida State offense on Friday with a career-high four hits finishing the game with three singles and a double. Jason Stidham also garnered multiple hits in game one against the Hokies going 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored. The junior second baseman also walked twice as he reached base on four of his five plate appearances.

"I felt really good," said Cardullo. "I was comfortable in the box, saw good pitches and had quality at-bats."

Stidham and Mike Meschke each hit a round tripper Friday night as the Seminoles have now connected on 46 home runs in the last 26 games. Meschke hit a solo shot in the seventh, while Stidham registered a two-run homer in the eighth.

Mike McGee tied a season-high with three walks. He would finish the game 1-for-2 with three runs.

The Seminoles got a solid outing from freshman Brian Busch (4-2) as the southpaw made his first Friday night start of the season. Busch worked seven innings to earn his third straight victory. The West Boca Raton, Fla., native allowed just two runs on seven hits as he walked three and struck out five. Busch threw a career-high 116 pitches against the Hokies.

"Brian went out composed and really pitched an outstanding baseball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "We wanted to extend him; we wanted him to pitch 120 pitches, that's what we want all our pitchers to make it to. He's not a freshman any more. He's poised, he's a good competitor."

Jack Posey worked the final two innings in preserving the game one victory. The sophomore right hander gave up four hits but did not allow a run extending his consecutive scoreless innings streak to six. Posey has not allowed a run in seven of his nine appearances this year.

The Hokies wasted little time cracking the scoreboard in game one as Austin Wates connected on a two-out, solo shot in the first. The Hokie first baseman drilled a 1-2 offering from Busch off the scoreboard in left for his fourth home run of the season. Virginia Tech continued its offensive barrage with back-to-back singles but Busch held the Hokies to just one run as he got Michael Seaborn to fly out to Ohmed Danesh in right.

Florida State loaded the bases in the first with only one out and could not manage a run. Virginia Tech starter Rhett Ballard (6-4) gave up a hit-by-pitch to Tyler Holt, an infield single to Cardullo and a one-out walk to Stidham before registering back-to-back strikeouts to hold the Seminoles without a run. Ballard took care of all three outs in the inning striking out the side.

The Seminoles surged in front for the first time in game one with a three-run third as all three runs in the inning came with two outs. FSU scored its first run of the evening courtesy of a wild pitch as McGee crossed the plate after reaching on a walk. The big hit came off the bat of Danesh as he hooked a triple inside the right field foul line scoring Stidham and Tommy Oravetz for his first triple of the season.

"I went up there knowing I was facing a good pitcher," said Danesh. "He had some good pitches and when I got two strikes I knew I had to grind down, get on top of the ball and fight some pitches off. He threw a slider inside and it got in on me a little bit but I was able to get the ball to land in fair territory. That's the best thing about baseball; you don't have to hit a home run to change the momentum of the game. I was just fortunate enough to face a good pitcher and get a good hit off him."

FSU increased its lead to 4-1 taking advantage of a Hokie error in the fourth. Holt reached on a fielding error at short and moved to second on his 23rd stolen base of the season. He scored a batter later on a single through the right side by Cardullo. The hit was his third in as many at-bats.

A lead-off walk came back to haunt the Seminoles as the Hokies cut the deficit in half in the fifth. Klint Reed drew a walk from Busch and scored all the way from first on a double to the gap in left center by Wates. Wates was thrown out at third trying to stretch his hit into a triple on a great relay throw from McGee to Cardullo to Stuart Tapley at third.

Florida State added to its lead in the sixth with another big two-out hit. After Virginia Tech reliever Mathew Price registered two quick outs, the Seminoles loaded the bases on a double by Cardullo and consecutive walks to McGee and Stidham. Tapley stepped in and cleared the bases with a double down the line in left to make the score 7-2.

Meschke gave the Seminoles an 8-2 advantage hammering a solo shot to right center in the seventh. The junior first baseman took the first pitch he saw from Hokie reliever Clark Labitan over the fence for his second home run of the season.

Stidham was responsible for the final two runs on Friday night as he crushed a two-run shot out to right center in the eighth for his seventh home run of the season. McGee, who walked to lead off the inning, scored his third run of the game on the Stidham home run.

Florida State and Virginia Tech return to the diamond for game two of a three game series on Saturday, May 2 with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  0  0  5  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  4   1  0  1  2  3
Mike McGee              LF        2  3  1   0  3  1  0  1
  James Ramsey          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  3  2   2  2  0  0  5
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  0  1   3  0  2  1  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  1   2  1  1  2  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Mike Meschke            1B        4  1  1   1  0  1 10  2
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  1   0  0  1  6  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  Jack Posey            P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 10 12   9  6  9 27 14
Opp                              36  2 11   2  4  7 24  9

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (11), Stuart Tapley (14)
3B - FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (7), Mike Meschke (2)
HBP - FSU-Tyler Holt (5), Tommy Oravetz (10)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (23), Ohmed Danesh (7)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Brian Busch          W (4-2)    7.0  7  2  2  3  5
Jack Posey                      2.0  4  0  0  1  2
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FSU                             9.0 11  2  2  4  7
Opp                  L          8.0 12 10  9  6  9


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FLORIDA STATE 10, VIRGINIA TECH 4
05/02/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Home Runs Carry Florida State To 10-4 Win Over Virginia Tech.

The Seminoles hit four home runs to capture their fourth straight league series.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (32-12, 17-7 ACC) broke open a one-run ball game with four home runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to take down Virginia Tech (27-19, 10-15 ACC) 10-4 Saturday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Seven different Seminoles registered an RBI in game two as the Garnet and Gold extended their win streak to a season-best 11 games with the win over the Hokies.

Jason Stidham was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle Saturday night going 3-for-4 at the plate. The junior second baseman reached base on his first four plate appearances recording a single, double, home run and base-on-ball. Stidham finished the game with a pair of runs and two RBI.

Four Seminoles went yard in the game with two home runs coming in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Ruairi O'Connor began the home run spree leading off the bottom of the fourth with his first home run of the season. Stephen Cardullo followed two batters later with a towering shot to left.

"It was a great feeling," said O'Connor. "I knew it was a big at-bat. I got myself in a good count in my first at-bat and got a little anxious. I knew it was a big point in the game, a big turning point for us. I wanted to get on base. I was looking for off speed, fortunately it was there and I got good wood on it."

In the fifth, Stidham led off with a solo shot over the fence in right center ending the evening for Virginia Tech starter Justin Wright (5-2). Wright went 4.0 plus innings allowing six runs on eight hits. The Seminoles hit three home runs off the Hokie southpaw as he had given up just five home runs in nine previous starts. Ohmed Danesh came through with a pinch hit three-run shot off reliever Clark Labitan later in the fifth.

"It was a good win for us," said head coach Mike Martin. "We faced one of the top pitchers in the conference and got it down, that's all I can say. Our young men got up there and battled. We had some very good at-bats and got some clutch hits. No question, we got a big hit from Ruairi O'Connor and of course Jason Stidham. There were a lot of positive things to take away from this ball game, but when you play a team that does not make an error than you know you got to play well to win and we certainly did that tonight."

Geoff Parker (5-1) got the start in game two and went six strong innings allowing just three runs on seven hits. The sophomore right hander posted a career-high nine strikeouts as he registered at least two strikeouts an inning on four separate occasions. The nine strikeouts tied a team-high previously set by Sean Gilmartin (vs. Auburn) and Mike McGee (vs. Wake Forest).

"I felt good out there tonight," said Parker. "I'm just doing what the coaches want me to do. I've been working hard on controlling my command during my time in the bullpen. It was good to come out tonight and provide a huge lift for my team."

It was the fifth start of the season for Parker whose last start came on March 31 against Florida at the Baseball Grounds in Jacksonville. Against the Gators, Parker worked 3.1 innings in earning a no decision in a game called after five innings due to rain.

"What a lift he gave his team," added Martin. "Coming in as a so-called spot starter, hadn't started since Florida. Parker showed what he was all about tonight to go in and give us six innings."

Tyler Holt went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles as he extended his streak of reaching base to 34 straight games. Since arriving at Florida State a season ago, Holt has reached base in 107 of 112 career games.

In similar fashion from game one, Virginia Tech struck first with a run in the first to take the early lead. Austin Wates continued his torrid hitting in the series doubling to left with a pair of Hokies on base scoring Steve Bumbry for the first run of the game. The hit was Wates' fifth of the series as the sophomore first baseman went 4-for-5 on Friday night. With runners at second and third and one out, Parker held the Hokies to just the one run getting Mike Kaminski to ground back to the pitcher's mound and then Ronnie Shaban to strike out swinging.

The lead was short lived as the Seminoles scored twice in their half of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Holt led off with a single to center, moved to second as a balk was charged to Virginia Tech starter Justin Wright and advanced to third on his team leading 24th stolen base of the season. Two batters later Mike McGee drove in Holt on an RBI groundout to tie the game at one. The next three batters reached for Florida State, all on two outs, including an RBI double to left by Tommy Oravetz. Stidham crossed the plate on the play for the second run of the inning after singling to left.

Florida State increased its lead on a sac-fly to center by Stuart Tapley to make the score 3-1. McGee began the inning with a single to left followed by a double down the line in right by Stidham.

Virginia Tech cut the deficit to one in the fourth complements of a double steal. With runners at first and third, Michael Seaborn took off for second. Rafael Lopez threw down to Stidham as Seaborn stopped three-quarters of the way to the bag and retreated back to first. Jack Posey took the throw from Stidham and threw on to Lopez at the plate with Shaban headed home. The throw was on time, but the slide by Shaban knocked the ball out of the glove of Lopez to give the Hokies their second run of the game.

Four home runs by the Seminoles over the fourth and fifth innings gave Florida State a commanding lead. O'Connor led off the fourth with his first home run of the season, while Cardullo's blast was his eighth. Stidham started the fifth with a solo shot to right center for his eighth of the season and second of the series. Danesh unloaded on a three-run shot for his third in 2009 and first home run since March 6.

Stidham drove in the fifth run of the inning drawing a bases loaded walk from Hokie reliever Clark Labitan.

The Hokies scored a run in the sixth on an RBI single to right center by designated hitter Buddy Sosnoskie. Virginia Tech added its final run of the game in the ninth on an RBI single to right off the bat of Ty Hohman.

Tyler Everett worked the final three innings to pick-up his first save of the season. The sophomore right hander gave up one run on two hits as he also set a career-high with five strikeouts.

Parker and Everett combined to strikeout 14 Virginia Tech batters in game two, tying a season-high set back on March 17 at Florida.

With the win, Florida State has now won nine straight over the Hokies while claiming its fourth straight ACC series. The Seminoles currently hold the top spot in the overall conference standings.

Florida State and Virginia Tech will square-off in the final game of a three-game series on Sunday, May 3 with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  2   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  2   1  0  3  0  1
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   1  0  2  0  0
  James Ramsey          LF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  2  3   2  1  0  2  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   1  1  0  0  2
  Sherman Johnson       PH-3B     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        2  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     1  1  0   0  2  1  5  1
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        2  1  1   1  0  0  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     3  1  1   3  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         1  1  0   0  2  0  9  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Geoff Parker            P                            2  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              35 10 12  10  6  9 27 11
Opp                              35  4  9   3  2 14 24  7

E - FSU-Stuart Tapley (12)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (16), Tommy Oravetz (7)
HR - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (8), Jason Stidham (8), Ruairi O'Connor (1), Ohmed Danesh (3)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tommy Oravetz 2 (12)
SF - FSU-Stuart Tapley (5)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (24)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Geoff Parker         W (5-1)    6.0  7  3  2  2  9
Tyler Everett        Sv(1)      3.0  2  1  1  0  5
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FSU                             9.0  9  4  3  2 14
Opp                  L          8.0 12 10 10  6  9


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FLORIDA STATE 9, VIRGINIA TECH 4
05/03/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Defeats Virginia Tech 9-4 To Complete Three-Game Sweep.

The Seminoles turn a triple play in the third, the first since 1997.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (33-12, 18-7 ACC) continued its winning ways completing the three-game sweep of Virginia Tech with a 9-4 victory Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles extended their win streak to a season-best 12 games which currently stands as the longest streak in the nation. It also marked the third straight conference series sweep for the Garnet and Gold.

Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Mike Meschke gave Florida State the lead for good on Sunday with a three-run double. With the bases loaded, the Seminole first baseman drilled a 2-0 pitch to the gap in right center off Hokie reliever Mathew Price clearing the bases on his sixth double of the season. Meschke would later score on an RBI single through the right side by Parker Brunelle to cap the four-run fifth.

In the third, the Seminoles got out of a bases loaded, no out jam by turning a triple play. With Mike Kaminski at the plate, FSU starter Mike McGee got the Hokie right fielder to fly out to Ruairi O'Connor in right. O'Connor threw a one hopper to Parker Brunelle at the plate to get Steve Bumbry trying to tag from third for the second out. Brunelle then threw on to Stidham at second to get Austin Wates for the 9-2-4 triple play. It was the first triple play since the Seminoles turned one in a 13-5 victory over Long Island on March 12, 1997 in Daytona Beach.

"Winning three games in the Atlantic Coast Conference in one weekend is very difficult," said head coach Mike Martin. "This was a ball game that was not decided by, but certainly the triple play was something I haven't seen many of in my 35 years with the program. What a tremendous lift it was, an absolutely perfect throw from O'Connor and a great play by Parker Brunelle."

"Mike McGee made a good pitch and induced a shallow fly ball," said O'Connor. "I did what we worked on everyday in practice...Parker made a heck of a play holding on to that ball. Then have the presence of mind to come up and get him at second is just amazing. I didn't realize it was a triple play until I got about half way off the field."

Stephen Cardullo and Jason Stidham led all hitters with two hits apiece in the series finale. Stidham led off the bottom of the sixth with his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot to center. It marked his fourth straight game with a home run. Stidham finished the series hitting .700 (7-for-10) with three home runs, five RBI and seven runs scored. Cardullo went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the seventh.

Ohmed Danesh also hit a home run in the sixth, a solo shot over the fence in right for his second round tripper of the series. All nine Seminole starters finished the game with at least one hit.

Sean Gilmartin (9-1) picked up the victory as he pitched 3.1 innings in making just his second relief appearance of the season. The freshman southpaw allowed a run, unearned, on two hits as he struck out three.

"When he went out there it was a great moment for all of us," added Martin. "I thought he threw the second (relief) inning like Sean Gilmartin. I didn't like what I saw the first inning he threw. The next inning was what I was impressed with the most."

McGee went 4.2 innings in earning the no decision. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native gave up three runs, one earned, on five hits. He tied a career-high with five walks while striking out two.

"We are obviously playing solid baseball," said Martin. "I'm very proud of the way we are playing. We just have to continue to get after it and play hard."

"We've got a good team," added Gilmartin. "We have been able to sting a couple wins together. We just got to keep it rolling."

The Seminoles currently stand alone in first place in the Atlantic Division and first overall in the ACC.

Florida State returns to the diamond on Tuesday, May 5 to face Jacksonville in Tallahassee.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   0  1  1  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  0  2   1  1  1  3  3
Mike McGee              P-DH      4  0  1   0  0  1  0  1
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  2  2   1  1  0  4  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  2  1   0  0  1  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            LF        3  2  1   1  2  1  3  0
Mike Meschke            1B        3  2  1   3  0  1  3  0
  Jack Posey            PH-1B     2  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        4  0  1   0  1  1  2  1
Parker Brunelle         C         4  0  1   1  0  1  5  2
  Sean Gilmartin        P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  9 11   7  6  8 27 11
Opp                              33  4  7   3  5  5 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (11), Mike McGee (3), Stuart Tapley 2 (14)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (12), Mike McGee (13), Stuart Tapley (15), Mike Meschke (6)
HR - FSU-Jason Stidham (9), Ohmed Danesh (4)
HBP - FSU-Jason Stidham (5), Stuart Tapley (8)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (25), Stephen Cardullo 2 (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee                      4.2  5  3  1  5  2
Sean Gilmartin       W (9-1)    3.1  2  1  0  0  3
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  7  4  1  5  5
Opp                  L          8.0 11  9  7  6  8


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FLORIDA STATE 5, JACKSONVILLE 2
05/05/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Win Streak Moves To 13 Straight As Florida State Downs Jacksonville 5-2.

Hunter Scantling throws a career-high six innings to move to 3-0 on the year.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (34-12) evened the season series with Jacksonville (30-16) Tuesday night as the 10th-ranked Seminoles defeated the Dolphins 5-2 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The win for the Seminoles snapped a two-game losing streak to the Dolphins, while extending their current win streak to a nation best 13 games.

"It was a good ball game, no errors (by either team)," said head coach Mike Martin. "I was very pleased with our defense."

Following a one hour and 29 minute weather delay, Hunter Scantling took the mound making his second start of the season. The freshman right hander did not disappoint throwing a career-high six innings to move to 3-0 on the year. Scantling blanked the Dolphins over the first six innings before giving up a pair of runs in the seventh. The Jacksonville, Fla., native left after facing the first three batters to start the top of the seventh.

Scantling cruised through the first four innings facing the minimum as he benefited from three groundball double plays. Five times on Tuesday night, Scantling retired the side. He finished the game allowing just one walk while striking out two.

"Hunter Scantling pitched the best I've seen him since he's been at Florida State," said Martin. "I am very proud of him. He had a good fastball and an excellent slider. It was a big lift for us to not have to go to the bullpen. Now we've got (John) Gast and (Mark) Peterson ready to go tomorrow night."

"I felt great out there," said Scantling. "To go out there and battle, it just felt great to get the win. It was great having my defense out there, helping me out with those double plays makes it that much easier for me to go out there and keep the ball down; just throw strikes and let my defense do the rest."

Tommy Oravetz was the offensive catalyst for the Seminoles as the senior designated hitter registered his first career multi-home run game. Oravetz hit a pair of solo shots in leading off the second and sixth innings. He finished the game tying a career-high with three hits.

"Tommy O was a big lift for us, a big lift," added Martin. "I was happy to see him hit the ball well tonight."

"I really don't know what it is," said Oravetz. "I can't tell you, I never hit home runs. We were really focused tonight. They (Jacksonville) beat us at their place earlier this year; they are a really good team. We need to continue to keep our intensity up."

Mike McGee and Jason Stidham also recorded two hits a piece in the win. The Seminoles added to their doubles total on the year with three more on Tuesday night complements of Stidham, Ohmed Danesh and Stephen Cardullo. Tyler Holt extended his streak of reaching base to 36 straight games with a single in the seventh. The sophomore center fielder has now reached base in 45 of 46 games this year.

Stidham gave the Seminoles the early lead with a two-out, RBI double in the first. Cardullo scored on the play after reaching on a hit by a pitch. He moved into scoring position after swiping his 14th stolen base of the season. The double by Stidham was his team leading 17th on the year.

Florida State pushed its lead to 2-0 on one of two home runs by Oravetz. The senior designated hitter led off the second with a solo shot over the fence in right for his third home run of the season.

Jacksonville recorded three hits in the fifth but came away empty handed as the Seminoles recorded a putout at third to end the threat. Following a two-out single to left by Chris Connelly, Alex Martinez was thrown out at third after rounding too far off the bag. On the play, McGee hit the cut off man in Stuart Tapley, who then threw on to Cardullo at third for the final out of the inning.

Oravetz gave the Seminoles a 3-0 lead in the sixth thanks to his second home run of the evening. In a repeat of the second inning, the home run came to leadoff the sixth. Of the nine career home runs hit by Oravetz, three have come against Jacksonville.

The Dolphins narrowed the deficit to one plating a pair in the seventh off Scantling. Jeremy Gillian led off the seventh with a line drive solo shot to left for his ninth home run of the season. Thomas Myers followed with a double to right center and after throwing three pitches to Martinez, Scantling's evening would come to end after six plus innings.

Jack Posey came in and got Martinez to groundout to second plating Myers for the second JU run of the game. After giving up a single to Kevin Lehane, the sophomore right hander got out of the inning by inducing a groundball double play. It was the fourth double play of the game for the Seminole defense, a new season-high.

The Seminoles answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to regain their three-run lead. Holt got things started with a looping single to left center and scored a batter later on a chopping double just over the bag at third and inside the left field foul line by Cardullo.

Jack Posey extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to eight as he blanked the Dolphins in the seventh and eighth innings. The Leesburg, Ga., native gave up a hit and struck out two.

Jimmy Marshall pitched the ninth to earn his eighth save in as many chances. The Dolphins made things interesting loading the bases with two outs on the senior right hander, but Marshall got Connelly looking on a called third strike to end the game.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Wednesday, May 6 to face Florida International with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  2  1   1  1  1  2  5
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  2   0  0  0  1  1
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  2   1  1  0  4  7
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  0   0  0  1  1  3
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  2  3   2  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  1   0  1  0  2  0
Mike Meschke            1B        4  0  0   0  0  3 10  0
  Jack Posey            P-1B      0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  0   0  0  0  5  0
Hunter Scantling        P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  5 10   4  3  6 27 17
Opp                              31  2  9   2  2  5 24 12

2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (13), Jason Stidham (17), Ohmed Danesh (12)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz 2 (4)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (4), Rafael Lopez (2)
SH - FSU-Mike McGee (1)
SB - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (14)
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (4), Ohmed Danesh (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Hunter Scantling     W (3-0)    6.0  7  2  2  1  2
Jack Posey                      2.0  1  0  0  0  2
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(8)      1.0  1  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  2  5
Opp                  L          8.0 10  5  5  3  6


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FLORIDA STATE 15, FL INTERNATIONAL 5
05/06/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Pounds Florida International 15-5, Pushes Win Streak To 14 Games.

The Seminoles score 11 runs in the first three innings.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (35-12) scored early and often Wednesday night in cruising to a 15-5 victory over Florida International (30-19) on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles tallied 11 runs in the first three innings as every FSU starter registered a hit as it was the first meeting between the two schools since 1991. The victory pushed the Seminoles' win streak to a nation-best 14 games.

Tommy Oravetz followed Tuesday night's three-hit performance against Jacksonville with another three hits Wednesday night to lead the Seminole offense which finished with 16 hits. The Tallahassee, Fla., native registered hits in his first three at-bats posting an RBI single in the first, a solo shot in the second and a double off the fence in right in the fourth. Oravetz finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. He has now hit three home runs in his last two games and his five home runs in 2009 equals his career total from his first three seasons combined.

Six Seminoles tallied two RBI, while four others finished with two hits. Tyler Holt went 2-for-4 with two RBI extending his streak of reaching base to 37 straight games, while he has now reached base in all one game this year.

Mike McGee added two hits in the win including a solo home run in the fifth. He now is tied for the ACC lead with 15 home runs. Stephen Cardullo posted three runs, while reaching base on four of his six plate appearances as he walked three times. Stuart Tapley also registered two hits as he scored twice and drove in a pair. Jack Posey contributed to the scoring with a pair of RBI.

FIU struck first with an unearned run in the first to take an early 1-0 lead. Junior Arrojo led off the game with a four pitch walk from FSU starter Tyler Everett and then advanced to third as the sophomore right hander threw wildly over to first on a failed picked off attempt. Arrojo scored on an RBI single to left by Tyler Townsend.

Florida State answered by batting around in the bottom of the inning scoring four times to take a 4-1 lead. The Seminoles recorded four consecutive RBI singles by Tapley, Oravetz, Ohmed Danesh and Posey as the latter three all connected on a first pitch offering from FIU starter Daniel DeSimone (4-4).

DeSimone started the second and faced just two batters giving up a single to Holt and a walk to Cardullo before the Golden Panthers went to the bullpen calling on Mason McVay. McVay registered two quick outs and after a double steal by Holt and Cardullo, both runners came around to score on a wild pitch. Tapley and Oravetz followed with back-to-back solo shots to give Florida State an 8-1 lead. The home run for Tapley was his 12th.

The Seminoles added to their lead with three more runs in the third. McGee drove in Posey with a single to left, while Jason Stidham laced a two-run double off the fence in right to increase the Florida State lead to 11-1. The double by Stidham was his team leading 18th of the season.

The Golden Panthers cut into the Florida State lead with three runs in the fifth. Everett could not make it out of the inning giving way to Mark Peterson (1-0) with one out and the bases loaded. The Tallahassee, Fla., native threw 4.1 innings giving up four runs, three earned, on three hits in his first start of the season. He finished with a career-high six walks while striking out one.

FIU scored its first run in the fifth as catcher Steven Stropp drew a bases loaded walk. Two batters later Alex Martinez drove in a pair on double to deep center.

For the second time on Wednesday night, the Seminoles answered right back with a run in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a solo shot by McGee. The sophomore left fielder took FIU reliever Ty Main out of the park to left on a 3-1 pitch.

The Golden Panthers picked up a run in the seventh on a single by Martinez, his third RBI of the game.

Florida State closed out the scoring with three in the eighth. Pinch hitter Mike Meschke scored on a sac-fly to left by Posey, while Holt plated a pair on a double to right center. James Ramsey and Parker Brunelle both scored on the play as each picked up a single.

Peterson picked up his first career win as the Ft. Pierce, Fla., native worked 2.2 innings allowing a run on three hits. He did not walk a batter as he struck out two.

John Gast was impressive in his inning of work as he struck out the side in the eighth. Posey pitched the ninth and struck out a pair in facing the minimum to push his consecutive scoreless innings streak to nine innings.

Florida State hits the road to face Georgia Tech this weekend in the Seminoles final conference series of the regular season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   2  0  1  2  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR-CF     0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  3  1   0  3  1  0  5
Mike McGee              LF-RF     4  2  2   2  1  0  2  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  1   2  0  1  2  1
  Sherman Johnson       PR-2B     2  0  1   0  0  0  1  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  2  2   2  1  1  1  2
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  2  3   2  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     1  1  0   0  0  0  1  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        2  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B-P      3  1  1   2  1  2 11  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  1  1   0  0  1  7  3
Tyler Everett           P                            0  0
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
  Austin Wood           P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
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FSU                              37 15 16  13  6  7 27 14
Opp                              31  5  6   5  8  8 24  6

E - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Everett (1)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (15), Jason Stidham (18), Tommy Oravetz (8)
HR - FSU-Mike McGee (15), Stuart Tapley (12), Tommy Oravetz (5)
HBP - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (6), Parker Brunelle (3)
SH - FSU-Tyler Holt (4)
SF - FSU-Jack Posey (4)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (27), Stephen Cardullo 2 (16)
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Tyler Everett                   4.1  3  4  3  6  1
Mark Peterson        W (1-0)    2.2  3  1  1  0  2
Austin Wood                     0.0  0  0  0  2  0
John Gast                       1.0  0  0  0  0  3
Jack Posey                      1.0  0  0  0  0  2
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FSU                             9.0  6  5  4  8  8
Opp                  L          8.0 16 15 15  6  7


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GEORGIA TECH 12, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/08/2009, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Win Streak Halted At 14 Straight As Florida State Falls At Georgia Tech 12-3.

Stephen Cardullo hit his ninth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first.

ATLANTA, GA - Georgia Tech (32-11-1, 15-7-1 ACC) scored 12 unanswered in handing Florida State (35-13, 18-8 ACC) its first loss since April 14. The Yellow Jackets halted a six-game losing streak to FSU downing the Seminoles 12-3 on Friday night inside Russ Chandler Stadium. The loss also snapped FSU's win streak at a season-best 14 games.

After Florida State ran out to an early three-run lead, Georgia Tech slowly chipped away at the lead with a run in the second and another in the third before erupting for five runs in the fifth, three in the seventh and two more in the eighth.

FSU starter Sean Gilmartin suffered just his second loss of the season as the freshman southpaw fell to 9-2 on the year. Gilmartin allowed 10 runs, eight earned, on 10 hits, all season-highs as he issued a walk and struck out four.

Stuart Tapley and Tyler Holt led the Seminole offensive with two hits apiece. With singles in the first and second innings, Holt extended his streak of reaching base to 38 straight games as the sophomore center fielder has now reached base in all but one game this year. Jason Stidham extended his hit streak to a season-high 10 games with a single in the first.

Florida State jumped out to the early lead scoring three runs on five hits in the top of the first. Holt led off the game with a single to left center and scored a batter later on Stephen Cardullo's two-run homer to center. The junior shortstop lifted a 1-2 offering from Georgia Tech starter Deck McGuire (9-0) out of the park for his ninth home run of the season. The Seminoles followed with three more hits including a bunt single by Mike McGee, a single by Stidham and a double down the line in right by Tommy Oravetz. McGee scored the third run of the inning crossing the plate on a groundball double play off the bat of Tapley.

Georgia Tech cut the deficit with a run in the second on a fielder's choice RBI by Chris House. The Yellow Jackets began the inning with consecutive singles by Tony Plagman and Jason Haniger. Plagman moved to third on an unassisted groundout to first by Matt Skole and scored a batter later on House's fielder choice.

The Yellow Jackets capitalized on a Seminole error in the third to draw within one of the Florida State lead. After Jeff Rowland reached on a fielding error to start the inning, Gilmartin recorded back-to-back strikeouts before giving up an RBI single to right by Plagman scoring Rowland to make the score 3-2 in favor of FSU.

Georgia Tech surged in front for the first time on Friday night with five runs in the fifth to take a 7-3 lead. Five straight Yellow Jackets reached to start the inning as Luke Murton and Plagman each registered RBI singles, while Haniger drove in a run on a sac-fly to center. With the bases loaded, Evan Martin increased the Georgia Tech lead with a two-out, two-run single to right center scoring Murton and Plagman.

McGuire settled down after the three-run first as the sophomore right hander allowed just two hits over the next five innings. He finished the game issuing two walks while striking out six.

Gilmartin returned to the mound to pitch the sixth and retired the Yellow Jackets in order for the third time Friday night. But in the seventh, the Moorpark, Calif., native gave up three more runs on a pair of Georgia Tech home runs. Plagman hit a solo shot to left to start the seventh, while Skole went opposite field connecting on a two-run blast to left.

Jack Posey pitched the final two innings as he gave up two runs on three hits. Haniger took Posey deep in the eighth, a two-run shot out to left for his eighth home run of the season. The two runs brought to a close Posey's consecutive scoreless innings streak at 10.1 innings.

Plagman finished the game 5-for-5 with a home run and four singles. The five hits tied a career-high for the junior first baseman.

Florida State and Georgia Tech return to the diamond for game two of a three game series on Saturday, May 9 with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  2   0  1  0  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  1  1   2  1  1  1  6
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  1   0  0  3  3  3
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  1  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  2   0  0  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        2  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        1  0  0   0  1  1  2  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Jack Posey              1B-P      4  0  0   0  0  2  6  1
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  0   0  1  1  5  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  3  9   2  6 13 24 10
Opp                              38 12 13  12  2  5 27  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo 2 (13), Jason Stidham (12)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (9)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (9)
HBP - Opp-2
SF - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       L (9-2)    6.0 10 10  8  1  4
Jack Posey                      2.0  3  2  2  1  1
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FSU                             8.0 13 12 10  2  5
Opp                  W          9.0  9  3  3  6 13


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FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA TECH 6
05/09/2009, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Ninth Inning Rally Lifts Florida State To 8-6 Victory Over Georgia Tech.

The Seminoles score three times in the ninth to even the series at a game apiece.

ATLANTA, GA - In a back and forth game that featured three ties and five lead changes, Florida State (36-13, 19-8 ACC) rallied from a run down scoring three times in the ninth to defeat Georgia Tech (32-12-1, 15-8-1) 8-6 Saturday afternoon inside Russ Chandler Stadium. The win keeps the Seminoles at the top of the league standings with just one conference game remaining.

"I'm going to be honest with you," said head coach Mike Martin. "I'm very happy. I'm very happy because we now legitimately have a chance to play for it (the number one seed in the ACC Tournament). We are right where we want to be with an opportunity and we've got that opportunity now. Today was a big win for us."

Down a run to start the ninth, Florida State quickly put the pressure on Georgia Tech loading the bases with no outs. After Yellow Jacket reliever Mark Pope recorded a strikeout, pinch hitter James Ramsey brought home Mike McGee for the tying run as he drew a walk. Sean Gilmartin followed with a pinch hit bloop single to left scoring Jason Stidham for the eventual game-winning run. The Seminoles pushed their lead to two as Rafael Lopez sent a sac-fly to center to bring home Stuart Tapley.

"Ramer (James Ramsey) had a good at-bat, Gilly's (Sean Gilmartin) got that little area down there in left field all figured out," added Martin. "That hit by Gilmartin was a bloop."

"It's just something that we work on everyday with coach Martin, being real selective," said Ramsey. "I was just glad to get the opportunity, help out and tie the game up. It was fun being back home; being in Atlanta and helping my team win a game."

Georgia Tech would not go quietly in the ninth loading the bases with two outs. Closer Jimmy Marshall preserved the win as he got pinch hitter Jason Garofalo to hit into a fielder's choice groundout at second for the final out of the inning. The save for Marshall was his ninth as he remained perfect on the year in save opportunities.

Tommy Oravetz tied a career-high with four RBI in Saturday's victory as he was responsible for the first four Seminoles runs. Tyler Holt went 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base. He reached base on his first five plate appearances collecting three singles in his first three at-bats, while walking twice. Stephen Cardullo also registered multiple hits going 2-for-5 with a run.

"Those runs early were very important," said Oravetz. "We have to come up with those clutch hits, those two out hits are so important especially as we head into postseason play. I really like what this team is doing right now. We are playing good baseball. We had a couple rough spots today, but we battled through them and got the win."

John Gast (4-3) threw three innings in game two marking his longest relief appearance of the season. The sophomore southpaw entered in the sixth and after giving up a one-out single to center to Derek Dietrich, Gast retired seven straight before giving up a solo shot to Jeff Rowland with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Gast finished the game tying a season-high with three strikeouts.

"I felt pretty good," said Gast. "My last outing I threw real well threw one inning and struck out three. Basically, I've been feeling really good out there. I've been able to throw pretty much all my pitches for strikes and get ahead of hitters which really helped today. The one pitch, I missed my location and he (Rowland) hit it out, it got away from me. I got a few swings and misses on my curveball today which was a big confidence booster for me."

For the second straight game, the Seminoles broke out in front early scoring twice in the top of the first. Oravetz connected on a two-out, two-run single back up the middle off Georgia Tech starter Brandon Cumpton to give FSU a 2-0 lead. Florida State loaded the bases after singles by Holt and Cardullo and a walk to Stidham before Oravetz came through with the clutch two-out hit.

The lead was short lived as Georgia Tech answered with four runs in the bottom half of the first to take a 4-2 advantage. Six straight Jackets reached to start the inning as Rowland led off the bottom of the first with a triple down the right field line. It marked the first triple allowed by the Seminole pitching staff this season. Rowland scored a batter later as Derek Dietrich reached on a fielding error at second. Georgia Tech added to its lead on an RBI single by Jason Haniger, a walk to Matt Skole with the bases loaded and a sac-fly to right by Chris House. FSU starter Brian Busch finally got out of the inning inducing a groundball double play off the bat of Evan Martin.

The Yellow Jackets squandered a golden opportunity to add to their lead in the second loading the bases again off Busch with one out. But the freshman southpaw got a nice defensive play on a leaping catch by Stidham at second and then a fielder's choice groundout at second to keep the Georgia Tech lead at 4-2.

The Seminoles drew even in the third on another two-run hit by Oravetz. A pair of Seminoles reached in front of the senior designated hitter as Stidham was awarded first as he was hit on the foot by a Cumpton offering and then moved to third on a two-base fielding error on a groundball hit by Stuart Tapley. With runners at second and third, Oravetz worked the count full and then laced a two-run double to the gap in left center for his third and fourth RBI of the game.

Georgia Tech went out in front for the second time on Saturday afternoon scoring an unearned run in the fifth. Tony Plagman led off the inning drawing a walk from Busch and scored on an errant throw from Stidham at second as the Seminoles tried to turn an inning ending double play. That would be the final batter that Busch would face as Martin went to the pen and called on Geoff Parker. Parker issued a walk to Martin and fell behind 3-0 to Cole Leonida before bouncing back to get the Yellow Jacket catcher swinging on strikes to end the inning.

The Seminoles answered right back with a run in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5. Jack Posey started inning with a walk off Yellow Jacket reliever Kevin Jacob and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Rafael Lopez. With Holt at the plate, Jacob unleashed on consecutive wild pitches bringing home Posey for the tying run.

Busch worked 4.2 innings allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits as he walked three and struck out two in earning the no decision.

Florida State and Georgia Tech will square-off in the final game of a three-game series on Sunday, May 10 with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  3   0  2  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  2   0  0  2  2  6
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   0  0  2  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  2  0   0  2  0  8  2
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  2  0   0  0  1  0  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        5  0  2   4  0  3  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH        0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  1  0   0  1  0  7  1
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  1   1  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  1   1  0  0  5  1
Brian Busch             P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  8 10   7  7 11 27 12
Opp                              34  6  9   5  6  6 27  7

E - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham 2 (14), Rafael Lopez (4)
2B - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (10)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (6), Stuart Tapley (9)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (2), Rafael Lopez (4)
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (5)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (28)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     4.2  6  5  3  3  2
Geoff Parker                    0.1  0  0  0  1  1
John Gast            W (4-3)    3.0  2  1  1  0  3
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(9)      1.0  1  0  0  2  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  9  6  4  6  6
Opp                  L          9.0 10  8  7  7 11


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GEORGIA TECH 6, FLORIDA STATE 5
05/10/2009, ATLANTA, GA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Georgia Tech Registers Walk-Off Victory In Ninth To Defeat Florida State.

The Seminoles conclude ACC play with a 19-9 record to finish atop the Atlantic Division.

ATLANTA, GA - Florida State (36-14, 19-9 ACC) could not withstand a ninth inning rally by Georgia Tech (33-12-1, 16-8-1) as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Seminoles 6-5 Sunday afternoon on Mother's Day inside Russ Chandler Stadium. The Seminoles finished the ACC regular season with a 19-9 record, while finishing atop the Atlantic Division for the third consecutive year.

Georgia Tech scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to hand Florida State its first conference series loss since dropping two of three from Miami in Coral Gables back in early April. The Seminoles ran out to a 5-1 advantage only to see the Yellow Jackets erase a four-run deficit over the final four innings.

The two teams combined for five home runs, three by the Jackets and two by the Seminoles. Mike McGee and Stuart Tapley went yard for Florida State on Sunday as both hitters connected on solo shots in the first and second innings, respectively. The Seminoles finished the game with seven hits as two came off the bat of Tapley. McGee picked up a pair of RBI.

Following a common theme this weekend, Florida State scored a run in the first inning for the third straight game. McGee got the Seminoles off on the right foot blasting a two-out, solo shot to right center for his team leading 16th home run of the season. The home run came on a 2-0 offering from Georgia Tech starter Jed Bradley.

The Yellow Jackets answered right back with a solo shot in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 1-1. On just the second offering from McGee, Jeff Rowland hit a deep fly ball out to right for his eighth home run of the season.

Tapley gave the Seminoles a 2-1 lead in the second on his 13th home run of the season. The sophomore third baseman hit a high fly that carried just beyond the right field wall for the second Florida State home run of the afternoon.

Georgia Tech threatened in the second as the first two batters reached compliments of a single and catcher's interference. But McGee retired three straight on a pair of fly outs and a strikeout to maintain FSU's one-run advantage.

The Seminoles loaded the bases with one out in the fourth and came away empty handed as Bradley got D'Vontrey Richardson looking on strikes and then Jack Posey to ground back to the mound for the third out of the inning. With one out, FSU registered back-to-back singles by Jason Stidham and Tapley. Bradley then loaded the bases as he hit Ruairi O'Connor on the foot.

Florida State increased its lead to 5-1 with three runs in the fifth. Bradley faced just two batters to start the inning issuing a walk to Parker Brunelle and a single to Tyler Holt before Georgia Tech went to the bullpen and brought Andrew Robinson. Cardullo greeted Robinson with an RBI double down the line in left scoring Brunelle. McGee brought home Holt on an RBI groundout to short, while Stidham rounded out the scoring sending a sac-fly to center to plate Cardullo.

Georgia Tech cut the Seminole lead in half with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the sixth. After a walk to Jason Haniger, designated hitter Chris Burnette took the first pitch he saw from McGee and sent a line drive over the wall in right for a two-run shot, his seventh of the season.

McGee left the game after 5.1 innings of work giving up three runs on three hits as all three runs came off a pair of home runs. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native struck out three, while tying a career-high with five walks.

The Yellow Jackets continued to chip away at the Florida State thanks to their third home run of the game. Tony Plagman hit a two-out, solo shot to right off John Gast for his 15th home run of the season to cut the Seminole lead to 5-4.

Gast would finish the afternoon throwing 1.1 innings as the sophomore southpaw allowed one run on one hit while issuing one walk. Geoff Parker worked 1.1 scoreless innings.

In the ninth, the Jackets loaded the bases with two singles and a walk off Florida State closer Jimmy Marshall. Georgia Tech tied the game at 5-5 as Luke Murton drew a bases loaded walk. The Seminoles then made a defensive change bringing Sherman Johnson in for Ohmed Danesh to add a fifth infielder. The next batter Tony Plagman brought home the game-winning run on a fielder's choice RBI. Johnson made a diving grab on a groundball hit back up the middle by Plagman. He got to his feet and threw a strike to Rafael Lopez at the plate, but the throw was not in time to get the sliding Rowland. The blown save by Marshall was his first in 10 save opportunities this year.

Florida State will wrap-up its regular season schedule with a four-game series against Grambling State beginning Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  1   0  0  1  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  1  1   1  1  0  2  3
Mike McGee              P-LF      4  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  1   1  0  1  2  5
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  2   1  0  1  1  2
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sherman Johnson       RF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    LF        2  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Mark Peterson         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  John Gast             P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Geoff Parker          P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        4  0  0   0  0  1 10  0
Parker Brunelle         C         2  1  0   0  1  0  3  1
  Rafael Lopez          PH-C      1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  5  7   5  2  7 24 11
Opp                              28  6  6   6 10  3 27 10

E - FSU-Parker Brunelle 2 (4)
2B - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (14)
HR - Opp-3, FSU-Mike McGee (16), Stuart Tapley (13)
HBP - FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (8)
SB - FSU-Jason Stidham (5), Stuart Tapley (6)
CS - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee                      5.1  3  3  3  5  3
Mark Peterson                   0.0  0  0  0  1  0
John Gast                       1.1  1  1  1  1  0
Geoff Parker                    1.1  0  0  0  1  0
Jimmy Marshall       L (3-2)    0.0  2  2  2  2  0
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FSU                             8.0  6  6  6 10  3
Opp                  W          9.0  7  5  5  2  7


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FLORIDA STATE 9, GRAMBLING STATE 1
05/14/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Grambling State In Rain Shortened Game.

Tommy Oravetz continues hot hitting going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (37-14) returned to the win column Thursday evening downing Grambling State (14-32) 9-1 in a game called with one out in the bottom of the six due to heavy rain that pounded the Tallahassee area. With the win, the Seminoles pushed their consecutive win total to 12 straight on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Florida State grabbed the early lead and never looked back scoring twice in the second and five in the third to run out to a commanding 7-0 lead. Six of the nine runs scored on Thursday night came on two outs. The Seminoles finished the game with 13 walks, two off the season-high set against Hofstra.

"I was very pleased with our approach to tonight's game," said head coach Mike Martin. "There was no one just going through the motions. I liked the way we went out there and got after it. We were very disciplined (at the plate), very proud of what I saw out there."

Tommy Oravetz continued his hot hitting going 2-for-3 with a single, a home run and three RBI. The senior designated hitter recorded a bunt single in his first at-bat and then unloaded on his sixth home run of the season, a three-run shot in the third. The home run was a rocket to right center that bounced off the top of the fence and out of the park.

Jason Stidham reached base on all three of his plate appearances recording a pair of walks and a two-run triple in the third. The triple was his first of the season. Tyler Holt extended his streak of reaching base to 41 straight games as he drew three walks.

Sean Gilmartin was credited with his first career complete game working all six innings in moving to 10-2 on the year. The freshman southpaw allowed just one run on two hits as both hits come in the fourth inning. He retired the Tigers in order in three innings while facing no more than four batters in five of the six innings that he worked. Gilmartin finished the game with six strikeouts.

"I was able to throw pretty much everything for a strike tonight, which was good," said Gilmartin. "It was good to come out and get a win."

Ruairi O'Connor brought home Stidham for the first run of the game drawing a walk with the bases loaded in the second. Stidham drove in his third run of the game in the fourth as he walked with the bases loaded. Rafael Lopez scored on the play after singling through the right side with one out.

Mike McGee would drive in the final run of the game in the sixth on a single to left scoring Holt.

Grambling State's Milt Barney was responsible for the lone Tiger run of the game as he belted his third home run of the season in the fourth, a solo shot to left.

Florida State and Grambling State will hit the diamond for a doubleheader on Friday, May 15 with game one starting at 3:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        1  1  0   0  3  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        3  1  1   1  1  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        1  2  1   3  2  0  1  1
  Sherman Johnson       2B        0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  2  1   0  2  1  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  2   3  0  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        1  0  0   1  1  1  2  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        2  0  0   1  1  0  5  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  1   0  0  0  7  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              19  9  6   9 13  3 18  4
Opp                              21  1  2   1  1  6 16  4

E - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (14)
2B - Opp-1
3B - FSU-Jason Stidham (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (6)
CS - FSU-Ruairi O'Connor (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (10-2)   6.0  2  1  1  1  6
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FSU                             6.0  2  1  1  1  6
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FLORIDA STATE 14, GRAMBLING STATE 6
05/15/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Surges Past Grambling State 14-6 In Game One.

The Seminoles erase a four-run, first inning deficit to win their 13th in a row at home.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (38-14) registered its 13th win in a row at home with a 14-6 victory over Grambling State (14-33) in game one of a doubleheader on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles erased a four-run, first inning deficit scoring six runs in the first two innings to grab the lead for good.

Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo paced the Seminole offensive with two hits each. Both Seminoles drove in a run, while the two combined for five runs including three scored by Cardullo. Stuart Tapley and Sean Gilmartin each registered two RBI as 12 different Seminoles drove in at least one run. The Seminoles also recorded a season-high four sacrifice flies in the game one victory.

After Grambling State cut the Seminole lead to 6-5 with a run in the fifth, Florida State broke the game open with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and six more in the sixth.

Brian Busch shook off a shaky first inning to pick-up the win moving to 5-2 on the year. The freshman southpaw worked five innings allowing five runs on seven hits as he walked three and struck out three.

Grambling State wasted little time getting on the scoreboard in game one of Friday's doubleheader as Mike Roby connected on a grand slam home run in the top of the first. The first five Tiger batters to come to the plate reached thanks to three hits and a pair of walks. Anthony Clifton led off the game with a double down the line in right on the very first pitch of the game from Busch. After a walk and a bunt single loaded the bases, Roby wiped the slate clean blasting his team-leading 10th home run of the season off the scoreboard in left.

The Seminoles answered right back in the bottom of the first cutting the deficit in half with a pair of runs to make the score 4-2. Holt and Cardullo put together consecutive singles, while Mike McGee drew a walk to load the bases. Tapley brought home Holt for the first Seminole run of the game as he drew a walk from Grambling State starter Baron Hinton (3-4). A sac-fly to the wall in left by Tommy Oravetz drove in Cardullo for the second run of the inning.

Florida State moved in front with four runs in the second to take a 6-4 lead. Holt, McGee and Tapley registered RBI hits, while Jason Stidham drove in a run on a sac-fly to right center.

The Tigers threatened in the fourth but Ohmed Danesh threw out Joseph Gill at the plate to pick up his first outfield assist of the season. After reaching on a single to left and swiping his second stolen base of the season, Gill tried to score from second on a base hit to right by Chris Wolfe but Danesh fired a one hopper to Parker Brunelle at the plate in plenty of time for the out to keep the Seminoles' two-run lead intact.

Grambling State pushed a run across in the fifth on a sac-fly to bring the Seminole lead to 6-5. The Tigers started the inning with a single to left by Arthur Mazierski and a double to left by Milt Barney. Roby followed a batter later with his fifth RBI of the game sending a sac-fly to center.

FSU once again answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the inning to increase the lead to three. After leading off the inning with a walk, Tapley scored two batters later on a single to right by Danesh. Jack Posey brought home the second run of the inning on a sac-fly to right to bring home Danesh.

The Seminoles broke the game open in the sixth with six runs sending 10 batters to the plate. Gilmartin and Mike Meschke both registered pinch hit doubles in the inning as Gilmartin drove in two and Meschke plated one. Cardullo recorded an RBI triple blasting a shot to deep centerfield. Sherman Johnson also picked up a pinch hit single in the sixth.

Geoff Parker pitched a perfect sixth retiring the side in order. He struck out the final batter that he faced. Mark Peterson worked the seventh and allowed hits to the first two batters that he faced giving up a leadoff double to Clifton and an RBI single to Mazierski. Peterson bounced back and got the next three batters to close out the game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  2   1  0  1  1  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  CF        1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  3  2   1  2  0  0  1
  Mark Peterson         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike McGee              LF        2  1  1   1  1  0  1  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     1  1  0   1  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        2  0  0   1  0  2  1  1
  Sherman Johnson       PH-2B     1  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Stuart Tapley           3B        1  1  1   2  2  0  0  2
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  1  1   2  0  0  0  0
  Rafael Lopez          3B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH-SS     2  1  0   1  1  2  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        2  1  1   1  1  0  3  1
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Jack Posey              1B        2  0  0   1  0  0  7  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     1  0  1   1  0  0  1  0
Parker Brunelle         C         2  1  0   1  1  0  6  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              24 14 10  14  9  5 21  6
Opp                              28  6  9   6  3  5 18  6

E - Opp-4
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (16), Sean Gilmartin (2), Mike Meschke (7)
3B - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (2)
HR - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1, FSU-Jason Stidham (9), Tommy Oravetz (3), Jack Posey (5), Parker Brunelle (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (17), Mike McGee (7), Stuart Tapley (7), Ohmed Danesh (8)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Brian Busch          W (5-2)    5.0  7  5  5  3  3
Geoff Parker                    1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Mark Peterson                   1.0  2  1  1  0  1
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FLORIDA STATE 9, GRAMBLING STATE 7
05/15/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Walk-Off Home Run By Danesh Leads Florida State Past Grambling State.

The Seminoles clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC Tournament which begins next week.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It what was supposed to be a seven inning game turned in to a nine inning affair as game two of a doubleheader featuring Florida State and Grambling State was decided by an Ohmed Danesh two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth. The Seminoles (39-14) extended their home winning streak to 14 games with the 9-7 victory over the Tigers (14-34) Friday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

"I take my hat off to Grambling with the way they fought, but I take my hat off to Florida State with the way they got it done," said head coach Mike Martin. "We were out here all day long. It was a real credit the way these guys persevered; I am very proud of them. Grambling out hit us, we made four errors, I would say we persevered."

The Seminoles, who led by as many as four runs in game two, saw their lead slip away as the Tigers scored runs in four consecutive innings to draw within one of the lead at 6-5.

Florida State added a run in the sixth to increase the lead to 7-5. James Ramsey reached on an infield single and scored a batter later as Jason Stidham laced a single to right. Stidham got in a run down between first and second allowing Ramsey to score on the play.

The Tigers forced extra baseball after scoring a pair of runs in the seventh off Jimmy Marshall. With the bases loaded and one out, Martin went to the bullpen and brought on Geoff Parker. After issuing a walk to O.J. Simmons which plated the game tying run, Parker got Arthur Mazierski to ground into an inning ending double play.

In the ninth, the Seminoles got the leadoff batter on as Stuart Tapley laced a single through the left side. But the sophomore third baseman was thrown out trying to steal second. Tommy Oravetz reached after getting hit on the arm by Tiger reliever Jamal Breaux (0-7), representing the game-winning run. D'Vontrey Richardson entered the game for Oravetz as a pinch runner at first and scored on the very next play as Danesh went opposite field on the first pitch from Breaux. The home run was his fifth of the season and first career walk-off home run. Danesh now has two career walk-off hits at Florida State.

"I've been working so hard with the coaches on not trying to pull the ball so much," said Danesh. "I'm trying to hit the ball where the pitches are being thrown. I was able to get that pitch and I didn't pull it. When I hit it, I did not think it was gone. I think I ran like a three flat down the first base line, I was trucking it. It was a great accomplishment."

Florida State has recorded seven walk-off victories in 2009 and with Danesh's home run Friday night, he now becomes the sixth different Seminole to come through with the late inning heroics. It is the most walk-off victories recorded in school history dating back to 1997.

"A lot of big things happened for us, certainly the outstanding pitching of Geoff Parker. Don't forget about Ohmed Danesh, another way dinger that was huge. Of course Stephen had a big night too with three RBI," said Martin.

Geoff Parker worked 2.2 scoreless innings as he allowed just one hit to earn the win. He walked three and struck out two to move to 6-1 on the year.

"Great job on Geoff Parker's part of coming in during a tough situation and getting his team back in the dugout (in the top of the seventh)," said Martin.

After falling behind by two runs in the second, Florida State answered right back scoring six in the bottom half of the inning. Mike Meschke tied the game with a two-run double to the gap in right center. Stephen Cardullo then gave the Seminoles their first lead of the game blasting a three-run shot off the scoreboard in left for his 10th home run of the season. Tommy Oravetz, who walked and scored to start the inning, drove in the sixth run of the game on an RBI single to right center.

Meschke finished the game 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI, while Cardullo and Stidham also finished with two hits apiece. Danesh also walked three times in the win.

Hunter Scantling, making his third start of the season, worked three plus innings allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits in earning the no decision.

"They played a heck of a game," added Danesh. "We were just trying to do all we could to get that run. I was able to get that pitch and hit it good. It was a good win."

Florida State also received some good news Friday night as the Seminoles earned the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC Tournament which begins Wednesday, May 20 in Durham, N.C. FSU earned the spot thanks to Duke's 6-4 victory over Georgia Tech.

Florida State will face Grambling State on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the final game of the regular season.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  2   3  0  0  4  5
Mike McGee              LF        0  1  0   0  2  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          LF        3  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  2   0  1  0  4  5
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   0  1  0  0  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  1  1   1  1  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        2  2  1   2  3  0  0  0
Mike Meschke            1B        4  1  2   2  0  1  8  1
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  1   0  0  0  8  2
Hunter Scantling        P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Jack Posey            P                            0  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  9 11   8  8  1 27 14
Opp                              38  7 13   5  9  8 25 12

E - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (15), James Ramsey (3)
2B - Opp-5, FSU-Jason Stidham (19), Mike Meschke (8)
HR - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (10), Ohmed Danesh (5)
HBP - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (13)
SH - FSU-Stuart Tapley (5), Rafael Lopez (5)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (18), Mike McGee 3 (10), Ohmed Danesh (9), Rafael Lopez (1)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Stuart Tapley (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Hunter Scantling                3.0  6  4  3  3  2
Tyler Everett                   1.2  2  1  1  0  1
Jack Posey                      1.0  2  0  0  1  1
John Gast                       0.1  0  0  0  0  1
Jimmy Marshall                  0.1  2  2  2  2  1
Geoff Parker                    2.2  1  0  0  3  2
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FSU                             9.0 13  7  6  9  8
Opp                  L          8.1 11  9  7  8  1


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FLORIDA STATE 10, GRAMBLING STATE 2
05/16/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Wraps-Up Regular Season With 10-2 Victory Over Grambling State.

Mike McGee strikes out a season-high 12 batters in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (40-14) closed out the regular season with a 10-2 victory over Grambling State (14-35) Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

The Seminoles erased a two-run deficit scoring 10 unanswered runs in sixth, seventh and eighth innings to push their home winning streak to 15 straight games. Saturday's victory also gave Florida State win number 40 on the year as the Garnet and Gold have now registered 40-plus wins in a season for the 32nd year in a row.

"I just came out of the clubhouse and told the guys how proud I was of what they accomplished in the first season," said head coach Mike Martin. "That was getting it done. Now we enter into a part where all their hard work shows up. We know we have a very tough road to travel. I'm looking forward to the challenge and those young men are looking forward to challenge."

Mike McGee (5-2) worked six strong innings to pick up the win as he struck out a career-high 12 batters. The sophomore right hander registered at least one strikeout in all six innings while he struck out the side in the second. He allowed two runs on five hits as he walked just two. Both runs came off a home run as McGee gave up a pair of solo shots in the third and sixth innings.

"Michael pitched very well," added Martin. "It was about time that he got a break. He has pitched well for us all year and I am very happy that he was able to get a win like that."

Grambling State ran out to a 2-0 lead after five and a half innings thanks to a pair of solo home runs by O.J. Simmons and Sam Keller. Both home runs came on the first pitch from McGee while the home runs were the first of the season for both Tiger hitters.

Tiger starter Odingo Davila (0-1) kept the Seminole offense off-balanced for the first five innings giving up just two hits while allowing just four Seminoles to reach base.

It wasn't until the sixth when the Seminoles finally cracked the scoreboard. Tyler Holt, who led off the inning with one of his two hits on the afternoon, came around to score on an RBI groundout by Jason Stidham. Stephen Cardullo would tie the game at two as he slid in safely at the plate just in front of the tag by Davila following a wild pitch. After a pair of two out walks to Tommy Oravetz and Ruairi O'Connor, D'Vontrey Richardson brought them both home on a two-out, two-run double to the gap in left center to give the Seminoles the lead for good.

"For the first 12 outs, fatigue looked like it showed up for the first time all year," added Martin. "No excuses, no excuses. We got a big hit from D'Vontrey Richardson to pick us up. It was a big lift on the ball he scorched off the left field wall."

Pinch hitter Stuart Tapley pushed the Seminole lead to 5-2 in the seventh driving in Holt from third on sac-fly to right.

The Seminoles would add to their lead in the eighth scoring five times in the inning while sending 10 batters to the plate. Jack Posey drove in Oravetz and Ohmed Danesh on a double to right center. He would score two batters later on pinch hit single to center by James Ramsey. Sherman Johnson would close out the scoring in the eighth as he laced a pinch hit, two-run single to center.

Holt led all batters with two hits on Saturday, while he also stole three bases and is 31-of-35 on the year. Richardson, Posey and Johnson each drove in a game-high two runs.

John Gast pitched two shutout innings as he did not allow a hit. Tyler Everett wrapped things up in the ninth facing four batters allowing one hit, while striking out one. McGee, Gast and Everett combined for 14 strikeouts on Saturday, tying a season-high set twice before against Florida (March 17) and Virginia Tech (May 2). The 12 strikeouts by McGee were the most by a Florida State pitcher since Elih Villanueva struck out 10 against Florida back on May 31, 2008 in an elimination game of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.

Florida State will now head to Durham, N.C. on Monday for the 2009 ACC Baseball Championship which gets underway on Wednesday, May 20.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        3  2  2   0  1  0  1  0
  James Ramsey          PH-LF     1  1  1   1  0  0  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        4  2  1   0  0  0  2  2
Mike McGee              P-DH      2  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
  Stuart Tapley         PH        0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  0   1  0  0  1  1
  Sherman Johnson       PH-2B     1  0  1   2  0  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           3B        4  2  1   0  1  0  0  1
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        2  1  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Ohmed Danesh          RF        0  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    LF-CF     4  0  1   2  0  0  1  0
Jack Posey              1B        2  1  1   2  2  1  7  0
  Tyler Everett         P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Parker Brunelle         C         4  0  1   0  0  1 14  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
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FSU                              31 10  9   9  8  3 27  5
Opp                              32  2  6   2  4 14 24  5

2B - FSU-Tommy Oravetz (11), D'Vontrey Richardson (5), Jack Posey (5)
HR - Opp-2
HBP - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (5)
SF - FSU-Stuart Tapley (6)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt 3 (31), Mike McGee (11), D'Vontrey Richardson (2)
CS - FSU-Tyler Holt (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Mike McGee           W (5-2)    6.0  5  2  2  2 12
John Gast                       2.0  0  0  0  2  1
Tyler Everett                   1.0  1  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0  6  2  2  4 14
Opp                  L          8.0  9 10 10  8  3


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FLORIDA STATE 7, BOSTON COLLEGE 2
05/20/2009, ACC, Durham, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Opens ACC Tournament With 7-2 Victory Over Boston College.

Jason Stidham and Mike McGee each drive in two runs for the Seminoles on Wednesday.

DURHAM, NC - Florida State (41-14) opened the 2009 ACC Baseball Championship with a 7-2 victory over Boston College (31-23) Wednesday afternoon inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Tampa Bay Rays Triple A affiliate the Durham Bulls. The victory was the third in a row for the Seminoles in the opening round of the tournament.

Mike McGee and Jason Stidham were responsible for four of the seven Seminole runs as both players drove in two runs a piece. Stidham joined Stephen Cardullo with a team-high two hits.

Sean Gilmartin registered his league leading 11th win of the season firing six strong innings to earn his second victory of the season against the Eagles. The freshman southpaw (11-2) gave up just one run on five hits as he walked two and struck out three.

"I felt pretty good," added Gilmartin. "A combination of a little bit of everything was working today. In the sixth inning, I started missing more with my fastball than I wanted to but I just bore down and fought to find my location."

"Everybody was treated to a heck of a ball game," said head coach Mike Martin. "One error the entire ball game and that just happened to be a mistake that gave us a run. Sean pitched extremely well. Certainly, Michael's two-run home run was a lift to us early and then Jason got the big double in the eighth to give us a little bit more of a cushion. It was a good ball game and I am very proud of the way we played."

Boston College managed the only hit through the first three innings courtesy of an infield single to short off the bat of Mickey Wiswall. The Eagles threatened in the top of the fourth as the first two batters reached on back-to-back walks issued by Gilmartin. After a visit to the mound by Martin, the freshman southpaw settled down to retire the next three batters including a strikeout to Barry Butera with runners at second and third to end the inning.

McGee broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run shot over the blue monster in left. With Cardullo on first after a single to center, McGee took a 2-2 offering from BC starter John Leonard (1-4) out of the park for his team leading 17th home run of the season.

"It was a fastball right down the middle of the plate," said McGee. "It felt good to get a good swing on a ball in this ball park. That was as good as I could hit a ball, so if that couldn't get out then I can't hit a ball out of this park."

The Eagles cut the deficit to 2-1 with a run in the sixth on an RBI single up the middle by Tony Sanchez. BC looked to add more in the inning but a running miscue resulted in an out at the plate. With Sanchez at second and Wiswall at first, Mike Belfiore stepped in and laced a sharp line drive to the gap in left center that nicked off the out stretched glove of McGee. On the relay throw from McGee to Stidham, Wiswall and Sanchez were both caught at third. Sanchez then broke for home and Stidham threw on to Rafael Lopez at plate to get the catcher out at home. Gilmartin kept the Seminole lead intact as he got Butera to groundout to second to close out the sixth.

"That play at the plate was big for us," said Stidham. "If he does score (Sanchez) that could be a huge momentum shift for them; we got the good end of the deal on that play."

Florida State answered the call with two runs in the bottom of the inning to push the score to 4-1. Cardullo led off the inning with a double off the blue monster and scored on an errant throw to third base by Leonard on a sacrifice bunt by McGee. Tommy Oravetz drove in the second run of the inning on a sac-fly to center with the bases loaded to plate McGee.

Stidham provided some insurance in the seventh chopping a two-run double down the line in right scoring Lopez and Tyler Holt, who reached on a walk and single, respectively. Tapley brought home McGee for the final Seminole run of the game on a sac-fly to center.

John Gast and Tyler Everett worked the final three innings to preserve the win. Gast faced four batters in the seventh giving up a hit, while striking out one. Everett pitched the eighth and ninth allowing a run on three hits with a walk and one strikeout.

BC pushed across a run in the eighth on a fielder's choice groundout to second by Butera.

Florida State will return to the diamond for its second game of the ACC Baseball Championship on Thursday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m. against fifth-seeded Miami. The Hurricanes defeated Georgia Tech 8-6 in game one of Division A Wednesday afternoon. A win for the Seminoles would clinch a spot in Sunday's championship game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        2  1  1   0  1  0  3  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        3  2  2   0  0  0  4  3
Mike McGee              LF        2  3  1   2  1  1  4  1
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  2   2  0  0  2  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  1   1  1  0  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  0   1  0  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  0   0  0  2  1  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  0   0  1  1  6  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  1  0   0  1  0  6  1
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
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FSU                              26  7  7   6  5  5 27 11
Opp                              33  2  9   2  3  5 24 10

E - Opp-1
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (15), Jason Stidham (20)
HR - FSU-Mike McGee (17)
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (7)
SH - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (5), Mike McGee (3)
SF - FSU-Stuart Tapley (7), Tommy Oravetz (4)
CS - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Sean Gilmartin       W (11-2)   6.0  5  1  1  2  3
John Gast                       1.0  1  0  0  0  1
Tyler Everett                   2.0  3  1  1  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  9  2  2  3  5
Opp                  L          8.0  7  7  7  5  5


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FLORIDA STATE 4, MIAMI 2
05/21/2009, ACC, Durham, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Four-Run First Lifts Florida State Over Miami At ACC Baseball Championship.

The Seminoles advance to Sunday's championship game with the win over the Canes.

DURHAM, NC - A four-run first was all Florida State (42-14) needed in holding on for a 4-2 victory over Miami (36-19) Thursday afternoon on the second day of the ACC Baseball Championship inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Tampa Bay Rays Triple A affiliate the Durham Bulls. The Seminoles held the Hurricanes to just two runs on four hits in evening the season series at two games a piece.

With the win, Florida State moved to 2-0 in Division A and clinched a spot in Sunday's championship game. The Seminoles will play for the conference title for the eighth time in school history and for the first time since defeating Georgia Tech for the league crown in Salem, Va., in 2004. In the four years that Durham has hosted the ACC Championship, the Seminoles have found their way in the championship game three times.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak to Miami on neutral soil, while it was the first victory over their intra-state rival in the ACC Tournament.

"That's a game that is the most unpredictable game that there is because of how the game started off," said head coach Mike Martin. "You have to credit (Chris) Hernandez for keeping his poise and for keeping his team in the game. Certainly, the first inning we had a lot of big hits, and none bigger than Tommy's home run. It boils down to Brian Busch taking advantage of the four runs his team got for him and pitching an outstanding six innings of baseball."

Tommy Oravetz led the Seminole offense on Thursday going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Tyler Holt, Stephen Cardullo, Mike McGee and Stuart Tapley each registered a hit, while Cardullo and McGee each drove in a run.

Freshman Brian Busch moved to 6-2 on the year as he silenced the Hurricane bats over six innings. Busch did not allow a runner past second until the fourth, while retiring the Canes in order in the first and fifth innings.

"The key for me was basically just working ahead and not walk guys," said Busch. "Other than that I just wanted them to put the ball in play which they did and my defense helped me out a lot."

Florida State wasted very little time in grabbing the early lead on Thursday afternoon scoring four runs on four hits in the top of the first. The Seminoles registered three hits off Miami starter Chris Hernandez (7-4) including two shots off the blue monster from their first three batters.

Holt led off the game with a single to right center and scored a batter later as Cardullo crushed a Hernandez offering off the wall in deep center for his 16th double of the season. Two pitches later McGee also found the 32 foot wall in left for his 14th double of the season to plate Cardullo. After McGee took third on a stolen base, he would score on a two out, two-run shot off the bat of Oravetz. The Seminole designated hitter deposited a 1-0 pitch from Hernandez into the bleacher seats in right for his seventh home run in 2009.

"I'm just making good contact (at the plate) and seeing the ball real well," added Oravetz.

Florida State put runners at second and third with one out in the fourth following a successful double steal by Tapley and Oravetz. But the Seminoles could not add to their lead as Hernandez recorded back-to-back strikeouts to put an end to the threat.

Miami plated its first run of the game in the fourth on a sac-fly to left by Harold Martinez. Yasmani Grandal started the bottom of the inning with a single to left, moved to second on a groundout to first and then advanced to third as Busch unleashed a wild pitch.

The Hurricanes cut the deficit in half on a monster home run off the bat of Grandal in the sixth. The Miami catcher hit a towering shot out of the park to left for his 16th round tripper of the season. The damage could have been worse for the Seminoles if it wasn't for an outstanding defensive play in left by McGee. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native made a nice play on a ball hit off the wall by Ryan Jackson. Jackson tried to stretch his single into a double but McGee threw a strike to Stidham at second for the first out of the inning.

Both starting pitchers turned it over to their respective bullpens after the sixth inning. Busch gave up two runs on four hits as he walked two and struck out two, while Hernandez allowed four runs on five hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts.

The Seminoles put together a little two-out rally in the seventh as Holt and Cardullo drew consecutive walks off Miami reliever Michael Rudman. Miami was able to escape the inning as McGee sent a deep fly ball to the warning track in center for the final out of the inning.

Miami made things interesting in the bottom half of the inning loading the bases off Geoff Parker on three walks. With Jackson at the plate, the first pitch from Parker went into the dirt and trickled away from Rafael Lopez. The Hurricanes' Dave DiNatale broke for home on the play but was thrown out at the plate on a nice combination play from Lopez to Parker to end the inning.

"That was an outstanding play, not only by Rafael but by Geoff Parker," said Martin. "That is a difficult play when you got people bearing down on you. Rafie did a great job of getting to it quickly and of course Geoff did a great job of getting there to apply the tag."

Parker walked Jackson to start the eighth and got behind 2-1 to Jason Hagerty before Martin went to the bullpen and called on John Gast. Gast got Hagerty on the first pitch as the Hurricane first baseman grounded out to short. The sophomore southpaw then retired the next to Miami batters on a groundout and a fly out to maintain FSU's two-run advantage.

Jimmy Marshall worked the ninth to pick up his 10th save of the year. After allowing two Hurricanes batters to reach on a hit by pitch and a walk, Marshall bounced back to strikeout pinch hitter Iden Nazario and then got Scott Lawson to pop out to Stidham at second for the final out of the game.

"This is the first time I have thrown in a while," said Marshall. "I wanted to throw strikes and I wanted to get ahead of hitters. I struggled with control early on but my confidence got going with some adrenalin to make some good pitches at the end."

The save for Marshall moved him into seventh all-time at FSU for saves in a single-season.

"No question it was a big win," added Martin. "Leadership, like we have, certainly can play a big role when things don't exactly go the way you want them to. Our guys kept their poise and certainly got it done."

Florida State will return to the diamond for its third game of the ACC Baseball Championship on Saturday, May 23 at 12:00 p.m. against fourth-seeded Georgia Tech.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        3  1  1   0  1  0  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        2  1  1   1  2  0  1  5
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  1   1  0  1  4  1
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  0   0  0  2  3  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   0  1  1  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  2   2  0  0  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  0  0   0  0  2  2  0
Jack Posey              1B        4  0  0   0  0  2  9  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  0  0   0  0  1  2  1
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  0
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  4  6   4  4  9 27 10
Opp                              28  2  4   2  7  3 27  9

E - Opp-2
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (16), Mike McGee (14)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (7)
HBP - Opp-1
SF - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (32), Mike McGee (12), Stuart Tapley (8), Tommy Oravetz (2)
CS - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (4)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch          W (6-2)    6.0  4  2  2  2  2
Geoff Parker                    1.0  0  0  0  4  0
John Gast                       1.0  0  0  0  0  0
Jimmy Marshall       Sv(10)     1.0  0  0  0  1  1
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  4  2  2  7  3
Opp                  L          9.0  6  4  4  4  9


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GEORGIA TECH 9, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/23/2009, ACC, Durham, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Georgia Tech 9-2 In Final Day Of Divisional Play At ACC Baseball Championship.

The Seminoles will play in Sunday's championship game at 1:00 p.m.

DURHAM, NC - Florida State (42-15) may not have closed out the round robin portion of the ACC Baseball Championship with a win on Saturday against Georgia Tech (35-17-1) but the Seminoles will live to see another day playing for the conference title for the eighth time in school history on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

FSU dropped to 2-1 in Division A with a 9-2 loss to the Yellow Jackets in the third and final day of divisional play at the ACC Baseball Championship inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Tampa Bay Rays Triple A affiliate the Durham Bulls.

With the win, Georgia Tech improved to 3-1 against the Seminoles in 2009 while claiming its third consecutive victory over Florida State in the ACC Tournament, the longest win streak by either team in 12 tournament meetings. The Yellow Jackets concluded the tournament with a 1-2 mark.

The loss put an end to Florida State's six-game winning streak while it marked the Seminoles first loss in six games in the state of North Carolina this year.

Yellow Jacket starter Brandon Cumpton (4-2) kept the Seminole bats at bay for 5.1 innings allowing just one run on six hits. He held the Seminoles scoreless for the first three innings giving up a pair of singles and allowing a total of four runners on base. Cumpton left after facing three batters in the sixth finishing the game with three walks and two strikeouts.

Five other Georgia Tech pitchers combined to throw the final 3.2 innings giving up just one run on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Jason Stidham provided the offensive highlights for Florida State on Saturday scoring both Seminole runs en route to finishing the game a triple shy of the cycle. The Palm Bay, Fla., native went yard for his 10th home run of the season in the eighth capping his 3-for-3 performance at the plate. Parker Brunelle registered a pair of hits to tie a career-high.

The Seminoles had their scoring chances in the game leaving 11 runners on base in the loss to the Jackets. Seven of those 11 runners were left on in the final four innings as the Garnet and Gold left the bases loaded in the eighth.

Georgia Tech broke through with the first run of the game in the second as Tony Plagman scored on a groundball double play off the bat of Derek Dietrich. The Yellow Jackets started the inning with back-to-back singles by Plagman and Jason Haniger.

The Seminoles ran themselves out a two-out rally in the second as Brunelle was thrown out at second trying to advance on a ball thrown in the dirt by Cumpton. After two quick outs, Mike Meschke drew a walk followed by an opposite field single to left by Brunelle. With Tyler Holt at the plate, Cumpton short hopped his first offering. The ball got away from Haniger at the plate, but the Jacket catcher recovered in plenty of time to throw a strike at second to get Brunelle for the final out of the inning.

The Yellow Jackets increased their lead in the third on a three-run home run by Luke Murton. A pair of walks would come back to haunt FSU starter Hunter Scantling as Murton's 18th home run of the season was the only hit of the inning as it came with two outs on a 1-0 pitch from the Seminole right hander.

Stuart Tapley's RBI single in the fourth plated the first Florida State run of the game. The Seminoles started the inning with three straight hits on a double down the line in right by Stidham and consecutive singles by Tapley and Tommy Oravetz. A sac-bunt by Ohmed Danesh advanced Tapley and Oravetz 90 feet, but a fly out double play brought the inning to a close. Tapley tried to score on Meschke's shallow fly out to center, but he was thrown out at the plate on a great throw from Georgia Tech center fielder Jeff Rowland.

The Yellow Jackets broke the game open scoring in four consecutive innings from the fifth to eighth innings to stake to a 9-1 advantage.

Georgia Tech regained its four-run lead on an RBI double off the blue monster in left center by Jason Garofalo. Scantling hit Chris House with the first pitch to start the fifth and then gave up the run scoring double to Garofalo. That was the final batter for Scantling as head coach Mike Martin went to the bullpen calling on Mark Peterson.

Scantling worked four plus innings in his fourth start of the season. The freshman right hander allowed five runs on four hits and was credited with a strikeout. He also issued three walks and hit a batter as the Jacksonville, Fla., native dropped to 3-1 on the year.

Georgia Tech's Plagman made the score 6-1 as he took Peterson out to right for his 16th home run of the season to leadoff the sixth. The Yellow Jackets rounded out the scoring on back-to-back RBI singles in the seventh by Plagman and Haniger, followed by a run-scoring triple by Chris Burnette in the eighth.

Freshman Austin Wood threw the ninth inning and faced just four batters as he gave up a hit. Tyler Everett worked 2.1 innings in relief on Saturday allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits. Peterson allowed just one run on a hit in 1.2 innings.

Florida State will return to the diamond for the championship game of the ACC Baseball Tournament on Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  1   0  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  0   0  0  1  5  5
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  James Ramsey          LF        2  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  2  3   1  1  0  0  4
  Sherman Johnson       2B        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        3  0  1   1  1  2  1  4
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  1   0  1  2  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  RF        1  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
Mike Meschke            1B        3  0  0   0  1  0 13  0
Parker Brunelle         C         3  0  2   0  1  0  3  2
Hunter Scantling        P                            0  0
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  1
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Austin Wood           P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  2 10   2  5  7 27 17
Opp                              34  9 10   8  6  4 27 13

E - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (16)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Tyler Holt (17), Jason Stidham (21)
3B - Opp-1
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (10)
HBP - Opp-2
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Ohmed Danesh (1)
SB - FSU-Mike McGee (13)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Hunter Scantling     L (3-1)    4.0  4  5  5  3  1
Mark Peterson                   1.2  1  1  1  2  2
Tyler Everett                   2.1  4  3  2  1  1
Austin Wood                     1.0  1  0  0  0  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  9  8  6  4
Opp                  W          9.0 10  2  2  5  7


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VIRGINIA 6, FLORIDA STATE 3
05/24/2009, ACC Championship, Durham, NC
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Virginia Tops Florida State In ACC Baseball Championship Game.

The Seminoles fall short of capturing their fifth conference title in school history.

DURHAM, NC - Virginia (43-12-1) defeated Florida State (42-16) 6-3 on Sunday afternoon inside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Tampa Bay Rays Triple A affiliate the Durham Bulls, to capture the 2009 ACC Baseball Championship. The Cavaliers scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a 3-3 tie en route to their second conference championship in school history.

Heading into the championship game, Florida State was the top fielding team in the tournament, committing just one error in three games. But on Sunday, it was a trio of errors that proved costly for the top seeded Seminoles as three of the six Cavalier runs were unearned including two of the three runs scored in the ninth. Seminole pitchers also combined for a season-high five wild pitches.

Virginia left fielder John Hicks gave the Cavaliers their first lead of the game lacing a two-run single to left with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth off Seminole reliever Sean Gilmartin (11-3). UVa would plate its third run of the inning as Dan Grovatt scored on a passed ball. A pair of errors by the Seminoles in the ninth opened the door for the Cavaliers in the inning.

With the loss, Florida State fell to 4-4 all-time in the ACC championship game, while dropping to 0-3 all-time in playing for the conference title in Durham.

Jason Stidham was responsible for all three runs on Sunday finishing the game 2-for-3 with a single and his 11th home run of the season. Mike McGee had a perfect day at the plate going 4-for-4 with a double and three singles. Geoff Parker picked up his first collegiate hit in the bottom of the sixth lacing a two-out single to right.

Florida State grabbed the early lead on a two out, two-run home run off the bat of Stidham in the bottom of the first. Following a single through the left side by McGee, Stidham stepped in and drilled a 1-0 offering from Virginia starter Andrew Carraway into the bleacher seats in right for his second home run of the tournament.

Virginia answered right back with a run in the top of the second to cut the Seminole lead in half. Grovatt led off the inning with a single through the right side and moved into scoring position on an errant throw by McGee on a failed pickoff attempt at first. Three batters later Steve Proscia drove in Grovatt for the first Cavalier run of the game on a double to left center just beyond the diving glove of left fielder D'Vontrey Richardson.

After issuing three walks in the third, McGee escaped a bases loaded jam getting Hicks swinging on strikes for the second time in as many at-bats to maintain FSU's 2-1 advantage.

The Seminoles added to their lead in bottom of the third on Stidham's third RBI of the game. Following back-to-back singles by Stephen Cardullo and McGee, Stidham found the hole on the left side of the infield scoring Cardullo for the third Florida State run of the game.

The lead was short lived as the Cavaliers plated a pair in the fourth to tie the game at 3-3. Tyler Cannon led off the inning with a walk. After moving to second on a wild pitch by McGee, Cannon would come around to score on an RBI bloop single to left center by Franco Valdes. Valdes brought home the game-tying run scoring on a passed ball.

Neither starting pitcher would factor in the decision as McGee threw 3.2 innings, lasting one inning longer then Carraway, who left Sunday's game after just 2.2 innings of work.

Cardullo made an outstanding diving catch in the fifth that saved a couple Virginia runs from scoring. With runners at second and third and two outs, Proscia sent a line drive off John Gast headed towards the gap in left center but Cardullo timed his jump perfectly to make the catch to his left to keep the game deadlocked at 3-3.

UVA put runners at first and third with two outs in the seventh, but Parker got Cannon on a called third strike for the final out of the inning.

Gast and Parker combined to throw 4.1 scoreless innings giving up three hits and two walks while striking out four.

Florida State squandered a golden opportunity to go in front in the bottom of the eighth as the Seminoles loaded the bases with one out. McGee led off the inning with a double off the blue monster in left, followed by walks to Stidham and Parker Brunelle. UVa's Tyler Wilson (8-3) then got pinch hitter Tommy Oravetz swinging on strikes and Jack Posey to fly out to right to end the threat.

Virginia's Kevin Arico struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 10th save of the season.

Florida State will now a wait to see the other three teams joining the Seminoles in Tallahassee for the NCAA Baseball Regional which begins Friday, May 29. ESPN will announce the 64-team field on Monday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  0  0   0  0  3  0  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  1   0  0  1  1  2
Mike McGee              P-LF      4  1  4   0  0  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  1  2   3  1  0  1  5
Stuart Tapley           3B        2  0  0   0  1  1  1  2
Rafael Lopez            C         2  0  0   0  0  0  6  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         1  0  0   0  1  1  5  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
  John Gast             P         1  0  0   0  0  0  0  1
  Geoff Parker          P         1  0  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PH        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        4  0  1   0  0  0 10  0
D'Vontrey Richardson    LF-RF     4  0  0   0  0  1  1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              34  3  9   3  3  9 27 10
Opp                              36  6  8   4  8 11 27 10

E - FSU-Mike McGee 2 (5), Jason Stidham (15)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (15)
HR - FSU-Jason Stidham (11)
SH - FSU-Stuart Tapley (6)
CS - FSU-Jason Stidham (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee                      3.2  3  3  2  4  6
John Gast                       1.1  2  0  0  1  1
Brad Parker                     3.0  1  0  0  1  3
Sean Gilmartin       L (11-3)   0.1  2  3  1  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  0  0  0  1  1
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FSU                             9.0  8  6  3  8 11
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FLORIDA STATE 16, MARIST COLLEGE 4
05/29/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Opens NCAA Tournament With 16-4 Victory Over Marist.

The Seminoles will face Georgia in a winner's bracket game on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (43-16) advanced to the winner's bracket in the 2009 Tallahassee Regional with a 16-4 victory over Marist (31-27) Friday evening on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles broke open a 4-4 tie scoring 12 runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to move to 36-11 all-time in the opening round game of the NCAA Regional.

Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo went a combined 5-for-11 with six runs and five RBI in leading the Seminoles to a win over the Red Foxes. FSU pounded out 16 hits, seven of which went for extra bases, including five doubles and two home runs.

Mike McGee and Jason Stidham each connected on a three-run home run in Friday night's victory. With the win, the Seminoles completed a perfect day for the Atlantic Coast Conference as all seven schools in this year's field of 64 registered a win.

John Gast (5-3) worked 2.1 innings in relief to pick up the win. The sophomore southpaw allowed just one run on three hits as he walked two and struck out a career-high five batters. At one stretch, Gast struck out four batters in a row.

In making his ninth start of the season in right field, Ruairi O'Connor gave Florida State the early lead in the second on a two-out double off the wall in right. Stuart Tapley led off the inning with a double to the gap in left center and came around to score on the senior right fielders first double of the season.

A Seminole error opened the door for a three-run Marist fifth. In what would have been an inning ending fly out to center resulted in a sac-fly by Richard Curylo scoring Andrew Stanton for the first Red Fox run of the game. On the very next at-bat, Jon Schwind gave Marist its first lead of the game connecting on a two-run shot to left. The center fielder took a 2-0 offering from FSU starter Brian Busch high off the scoreboard in left for his fourth home run of the season. Busch would face one more batter before Martin went to the bullpen calling on Gast. Gast walked the first batter that he faced but got Brian McDonough to ground into a fielder's choice at short to close out the inning.

Busch earned the no decision on Friday throwing 4.2 innings in his first NCAA Tournament start. The freshman lefty gave up three runs, none earned, on five hits as he walked one and struck out three.

The lead was short lived for the Red Foxes as the Seminoles answered right back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead at 4-3. The first two batters reached on a single by Rafael Lopez and a walk to Holt. After Marist starter Josh Rickards struck out Cardullo, Red Foxes head coach Dennis Healy brought on right hander Eric Alessio (2-4). On just the second pitch of the game from Alessio, McGee went opposite field for a three-run shot giving the Seminoles their second lead of the game. The home run was McGee's team leading 18th home run of the season.

Marist drew even in the sixth on an RBI double by John Prano. With a runner at third and the infield playing in, Prano laced a double down the third base line just beyond the out stretched glove of Tapley scoring Ryan Gauck, who led off the inning with a base hit to center.

The Seminole recaptured the lead for the third time on Friday night with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. All four runs came with two outs including a three-run blast from Stidham to give FSU a four-run cushion. Cardullo got things started drilling a 1-2 offering back up the middle scoring Ohmed Danesh, who opened the bottom of the sixth with pinch hit double to left. Following a walk to McGee, Stidham sent the first pitch he saw from Alessio over the fence in right for his 12th home run on the year. It marked the third straight game that Stidham has homered.

Florida State added some breathing room in the seventh scoring five runs to increase the Seminole lead to 13-5. The Garnet and Gold sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning while benefiting from two errors by the Red Foxes. Cardullo and Tapley each drove in a pair of runs on a double and single, respectively.

The Seminoles capped the scoring with three more runs in the eighth. Holt registered his first RBI of the game with a double down the line in left scoring Parker Brunelle. Cardullo followed with an RBI single to right for his fourth RBI of the game. Two batters later, pinch hitter Sherman Johnson brought home Cardullo for the 16th run of the game on an RBI single to left center.

Tyler Everett pitched the final two innings to close out the game.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Saturday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m. when the Seminoles take the field against the Georgia Bulldogs (38-22).

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  3  2   1  1  1  5  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        6  3  3   4  0  2  2  4
Mike McGee              LF        3  3  1   3  2  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          LF        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  1  2   3  0  0  2  2
  Sherman Johnson       PH-2B     1  0  1   1  0  0  0  1
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  1  2   2  1  2  0  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        5  0  2   0  0  2  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        5  0  0   0  0  1  4  0
  Mike Meschke          1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  1
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        2  0  1   1  0  0  3  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     1  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  RF        1  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  2  1   0  0  0  8  0
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  1  0   0  1  0  1  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  2
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
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FSU                              41 16 16  15  6  9 27 10
Opp                              34  4 10   4  3  9 24  9

E - Opp-2, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (17), Mike Meschke (2)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt (18), Stephen Cardullo (17), Stuart Tapley (16), Ruairi O'Connor (1), Ohmed Danesh (13)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (18), Jason Stidham (12)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (6), Stuart Tapley (10)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Rafael Lopez (6)
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Brian Busch                     4.2  5  3  0  1  3
John Gast            W (5-3)    2.1  3  1  1  2  5
Tyler Everett                   2.0  2  0  0  0  1
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FSU                             9.0 10  4  1  3  9
Opp                  L          8.0 16 16 13  6  9


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FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA 2
05/30/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Downs Georgia 8-2 Behind Gilmartin's Complete Game.

Jason Stidham drives in a season-high five runs to lead the Seminoles into the Regional championship game.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (44-16) advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional with an 8-2 victory over Georgia (38-23) Saturday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Behind a complete game from freshman Sean Gilmartin and some timely hitting from the Seminole offense, Florida State will face the winner of the Georgia/Ohio State game on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Gilmartin (12-3) was the story on Saturday throwing all nine innings against the Bulldogs for his second complete game of the season and first covering all nine innings. The freshman southpaw limited the Georgia offense to just two runs on five hits, a day after the Bulldogs scored 24 runs on 23 hits against Ohio State in the first game of the Tallahassee Regional.

Gilmartin showed great command of his pitches getting ahead in the count throughout the afternoon. He went to a three ball count just twice on Saturday, once in the second and one more time in the eighth. His only hiccup came in the fourth inning as both runs were scored on a two-run shot by Rich Poythress. The Moorpark, Calif., native finished the game with six strikeouts and did not walk a batter for the first time in 14 starts this year.

The nine-inning complete game was the first by a Seminole pitcher since Ryan Strauss went the distance against Florida in a 4-2 victory over the Gators in Tallahassee back on April 15, 2008. Bryan Henry was the last hurler to go the distance in the postseason, a 4-3 victory over Auburn back on June 4, 2005.

Jason Stidham was the offensive catalyst driving in five of the eight Seminole runs against Georgia. Four of Stidham's five RBI came with two outs including a bases clearing triple off the wall in right center in the bottom of the eighth. Tyler Holt led all hitters with three hits on Saturday, while Stephen Cardullo, Stuart Tapley and Stidham each registered two hits.

Florida State grabbed the early lead plating a run in the bottom of the first to give the Seminoles a one-run advantage. Holt drew a walk to get things started and advanced to third on a single down the third base line by Cardullo. Two batters later the Seminoles would bring across the first run of the game as Stidham brought home Holt on a sac-fly to center. FSU looked to add more in the inning loading the bases with two outs but Georgia starter Trevor Holder (7-5) got Ohmed Danesh to groundout to second to end the threat.

The Seminoles extended their lead with some timely hitting in the second scoring all three runs on two outs to take a 4-0 advantage. With runners at second and third and two outs, McGee ripped a double off the fence in right scoring Rafael Lopez and Holt. McGee scored a batter later on Stidham's opposite field single to left center.

Gilmartin retired 10 straight Georgia hitters to start the game before giving up a double off the fence in right center to Peter Verdin with one out in the fourth. Two batters later, Poythress cut the Seminole lead in half connecting on his 25th home run of the season. The junior first baseman took a 0-1 offering from Gilmartin over the fence in right for his fourth home run of the Tallahassee Regional.

Florida State put a pair of runners on in the third following singles by Mike Meschke and Holt, but the Seminoles were unable to add to their lead ending the streak of consecutive innings with a run at six, tying a season-high.

After giving up a two-out single to Holt in the third, Holder settled down retiring 12 straight Florida State hitters before Tapley connected on a two-out double off the fence in right center in the seventh.

The Bulldogs threatened in the eighth stringing together a pair of singles by Michael Demperio and Verdin, but Gilmartin got Bryce Massanari to pop out to Tapley in foul territory for the final out of the inning.

A one-out walk to Meschke in the eighth closed the book on Holder, who worked 7.1 innings for the Bulldogs. The senior right hander finished the game allowing five runs on nine hits as he walked three and tied a season-high with seven strikeouts.

With Holder out of the game, the Seminoles added to their lead scoring four more runs off Georgia reliever Will Harvil building their lead to 8-2. Three of the four runs in the inning were charged to Harvil.

In the eighth, James Ramsey pinch ran for Meschke at first, moved to second on a two-out single through the left side by Holt and came around to score on a base hit to center off the bat of Cardullo. A walk to McGee loaded the bases for Stidham, who brought them all home on his second triple of the season.

Seven of the eight Seminole runs on Saturday came on two outs, upping the tournament total to 13 two-out runs in two games.

Florida State will return to the diamond on Sunday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m. when the Seminoles take the field against the winner of the Georgia/Ohio State game at 12:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        4  3  3   0  1  0  5  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  2   1  0  1  3  2
Mike McGee              LF        4  2  1   2  1  2  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  2   5  0  0  0  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  2   0  0  2  1  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        3  0  0   0  1  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        4  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Mike Meschke            1B        3  0  1   0  1  1  6  1
  James Ramsey          PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Jack Posey            1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  2  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  1   0  0  2  6  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 12   8  4  9 27  8
Opp                              33  2  5   2  0  6 24  8

E - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (18), Mike McGee (6)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (19), Mike McGee (16), Stuart Tapley (17)
3B - FSU-Jason Stidham (2)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - FSU-Stuart Tapley (11)
SF - FSU-Jason Stidham (10)
SB - FSU-Tyler Holt (33), Stephen Cardullo 2 (20)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin       W (12-3)   9.0  5  2  2  0  6
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  2  2  0  6
Opp                  L          8.0 12  8  8  4  9


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FLORIDA STATE 37, OHIO STATE 6
05/31/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Championship
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Advances To Super Regionals With 37-6 Victory Over Ohio State.

Stephen Cardullo ties a pair of school records with seven hits and nine at-bats.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (45-16) advanced to the Super Regional for the second year in a row and for the ninth time in school history with a 37-6 victory over Ohio State (42-19) Sunday afternoon on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles set four school records and five NCAA Tournament records in the win over the Buckeyes.

Florida State set school records for runs (37), hits (38), doubles (15) and total bases (66), while the four above mentioned records plus the 51 combined hits by both teams set NCAA Tournament single-game records. The Seminoles also tied a school record for RBI (34) and most combined runs by two teams with 43.

The 15 doubles by the Seminoles also eclipsed the NCAA single-game record of 13 held by three different teams. The previous school record was nine doubles set against Duke back on March 10, 2000. Florida State surpassed the school record with its 10th double of the game when Stephen Cardullo hit a one out double to right center in the third. Cardullo and Stidham each tallied three doubles in the win.

Cardullo finished the game 7-for-9 with five runs and five RBI. He tied the school record for hits and at-bats, while his seven hits were the most in an NCAA Tournament game by any Division I student-athlete. The junior shortstop tallied 12 total bases recording a triple, three doubles and three singles.

Ten Seminoles recorded multiple hits on Sunday, while 11 players finished with an RBI. Every Seminole that registered an official at-bat scored a run. Florida State scored in seven of the nine innings including a season-high 11 runs in the fifth.

Four Seminoles finished the game with four or more RBI including a game-high five by Ohmed Danesh and Cardullo. Jason Stidham and Mike Meschke each drove in four runs. Danesh, Cardullo and Meschke scored five runs a piece, tying a season-high.

Meschke had a perfect day at the plate going 5-for-5 as he was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. After drawing a walk in the first, Meschke recorded five consecutive hits including back-to-back doubles, a single and then a three-run blast and a single both coming in the fifth.

Danesh posted career-highs for at-bats (7), runs scored (5), hits (4) and RBI (5). The junior right fielder connected on his sixth home run of the season in the second, a two-run shot over the fence in right.

Stidham went 4-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored before leaving the game in the fifth. The junior second baseman finished the tournament hitting .571 with eight hits in 14 at-bats. He tallied three doubles, all coming on Sunday, a triple, one home run and 12 RBI en route to being named Most Outstanding Player of the Tallahassee Regional.

In making his ninth start of the season, James Ramsey tied a career-high with three hits as the freshman left fielder also had a perfect day at the plate going 3-for-3 with a double, two singles and a walk. He scored twice and also tied a career-high with two RBI.

D'Vontrey Richardson and Rafael Lopez each went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Richardson's three RBI tied a career-high as he also picked up a double on his first at-bat of the game.

Tommy Oravetz connected on a two-run home run in the fifth as he blasted his eighth home run of the season just beyond the fence in deep right center. Sherman Johnson scored a career-high two runs, while tying a career-high with two hits. The freshman second baseman recorded a double and a triple in the win.

On the mound, Mike McGee went five innings to move to 6-2 on the year. The sophomore right hander allowed two runs, one earned, on six hits as he walked just one and struck out eight.

Geoff Parker extended his streak of consecutive scoreless innings in relief to 18.0 as he blanked Ohio State in the sixth and seventh innings. Jack Posey and Jimmy Marshall pitched the eighth and ninth, respectively.

Stidham, Stuart Tapley, Cardullo, Tyler Holt, McGee and Sean Gilmartin were all named to the Tallahassee All-Region Team.

Florida State will return to the diamond next week as the Seminoles await the winner of the Norman, Oklahoma Regional. Game times and the site of the Super Regional will be announced Monday, June 1 at 11:00 p.m.

Records Set On Sunday, May 31, 2009

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Tyler Holt              CF        5  1  1   0  0  1  1  0
  D'Vontrey Richardson  PH-CF     3  1  2   3  0  0  2  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        9  5  7   5  0  0  3  4
Mike McGee              P         3  2  2   2  0  0  0  0
  Tommy Oravetz         PR-DH-3B  3  2  1   2  1  2  0  0
Jason Stidham           2B        5  3  4   4  0  0  1  1
  Sherman Johnson       PR-2B     4  2  2   2  0  0  1  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  3  3   2  0  1  0  1
  Hunter Scantling      PH-DH     0  0  0   0  1  0  0  0
  Geoff Parker          P         2  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  3  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        7  5  4   5  1  0  2  0
Mike Meschke            1B        5  5  5   4  1  0  4  0
  Jack Posey            PH-1B-P   2  1  1   0  0  0  0  0
  Jimmy Marshall        P         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
James Ramsey            LF        3  2  3   2  1  0  0  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-LF     3  2  1   0  1  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  2  2   3  1  1  7  0
  Parker Brunelle       PH-C      3  1  0   0  0  0  3  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              65 37 38  34  7  6 27  9
Opp                              40  6 13   5  5 10 27 13

E - Opp-5, FSU-Stephen Cardullo (19), Tommy Oravetz (4)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (20), D'Vontrey Richardson (6), Stephen Cardullo 3 (20), Mike McGee (17), Jason Stidham 3 (24), Sherman Johnson (2), Stuart Tapley (18), Mike Meschke 2 (10), James Ramsey (3), Ruairi O'Connor (2)
3B - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (3), Sherman Johnson (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Tommy Oravetz (8), Ohmed Danesh (6), Mike Meschke (3)
HBP - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (7), Tommy Oravetz (14), Rafael Lopez (3)
SF - FSU-D'Vontrey Richardson (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Mike McGee           W (6-2)    5.0  6  2  1  1  8
Geoff Parker                    2.0  3  0  0  1  2
Jack Posey                      1.0  3  2  2  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  1.0  1  2  1  2  0
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FSU                             9.0 13  6  4  5 10
Opp                  L          9.0 38 37 33  7  6


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ARKANSAS 7, FLORIDA STATE 2
06/05/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Falls To Arkansas In Game One Of Super Regional.

The loss snaps the Seminoles 18-game home winning streak.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State (45-17) fell to Arkansas (38-22) 7-2 Friday evening in game one of the Tallahassee Super Regional on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Despite out hitting the Razorbacks 10-5 in game one, the Seminoles struggled with runners on base leaving 14 runners stranded.

The loss snapped an 18-game home winning streak for the Seminoles as it was their first loss on their home turf since falling to Florida 10-2 back on April 14. It also marked the seventh consecutive time that the Garnet and Gold has lost the opening round game of the Super Regional.

For the second straight weekend in Tallahassee, rain was a factor on opening day of the NCAA Tournament as this Friday inclement weather interrupted play on three different occasions delaying the game for over six hours.

Arkansas broke open a 2-2 tie scoring three runs in the seventh and two in the eighth all on just one hit. The Razorbacks took advantage of three walks and two hit by pitches in the seventh driving in the go ahead run off Geoff Parker (6-2) on a bases loaded walk to Scott Eibner. The next two runs crossed the plate on a sac-fly to center and a sacrifice bunt.

Three Seminole errors led to a pair of Arkansas runs in the eighth as the Razorbacks increased their lead to 7-2.

Tyler Holt led the Seminoles on Friday going 3-for-4 with two singles and a double. Stuart Tapley was the only other Seminole to register multiple hits going 2-for-5 in the loss.

The Seminoles got off to a promising start as Holt led off the bottom of the first with a double off the wall in right center, but a 48-minute weather delay brought the game to a stand still. When play resumed, Mike McGee drew a walk from Arkansas starter Dallas Keuchel but the junior left hander retired the next two Seminoles on a groundout and a fly out to deep center to keep the game scoreless.

Arkansas was the first to score in game one as Zack Cox connected on a two-out, solo shot in the top of the second. The Razorback third baseman deposited a 1-0 offering from FSU starter Sean Gilmartin over the wall in dead center for his 12th home run of the season.

The Seminoles wasted little time in answering Arkansas' run in the top of the second scoring a run in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game at one. Tommy Oravetz led things off reaching on a fielding error at short and moved to second on a single back up the middle from Ruairi O'Connor. Three batters later, Holt drove in Oravetz from second on a two-out base hit through the left side to even the game at 1-1.

Florida State looked to take its first lead of the game in the third but an outstanding catch by Brett Eibner in center field kept the game tied at one. With two outs and Tapley on at first after singling to left center, Oravetz drilled the first pitch he saw from Keuchel to deep center. But Eibner came up with a nice leaping grab as he crashed into the wall and hung on to the ball for the final out of the inning.

The Razorbacks loaded the bases with three straight singles to start the fourth before rain halted play for the second time on Friday. After a 57-minute rain delay, Arkansas was held to just one run to take a 2-1 lead. Gilmartin got Bo Bigham to ground into a double play at shortstop on a 1-1 pitch bringing home Ben Tschepikow for the second Razorback run of the game. The Seminole starter escaped the inning without further damage as he got Cox looking on a called third strike.

A third rain delay hit Dick Howser Stadium in the bottom of the fifth with Holt and Stephen Cardullo standing on second and first, respectively following back-to-back singles. Four hours and 22 minutes later play resumed with the Seminoles pushing across the tying run on an RBI single by Tapley. With the bases loaded, the Seminole third baseman dropped a bloop single into short center off Arkansas reliever Mike Bolsinger (6-4) scoring Holt to tie the game two.

The lengthy rain delay also closed the book on both starting pitchers as neither would factor in the decision. Gilmartin went 5.0 innings allowing two runs on four hits as he walked two and struck out two. Keuchel went 4.0 plus innings giving up two runs, one earned, on six hits as he walked one and did not strike out a batter.

The first two batters reached for Florida State in the seventh but the Seminoles were unable to cut into the Razorback lead as both runners were left on base. McGee opened the inning with a double down the line in left, followed by an infield single to short off the bat of Jason Stidham. Bolsinger then recorded three consecutive outs to maintain Arkansas' three-run lead.

The Seminoles drew a pair of walks off Bolsinger in the eighth which went by the way side. The Razorback reliever registered a strikeout and fielder's choice groundout to maintain their five-run advantage.

Bolsinger finished the game throwing 5.0 shutout innings giving up four hits. He walked three and struck out six.

The loss also dropped Florida State to 0-4 all-time against Arkansas as all four losses have come in the NCAA Tournament including three straight in Super Regional play.

Florida State and Arkansas will return to the diamond for game two on Saturday, June 6 at 12:00 p.m.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        4  1  3   1  1  1  4  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  0  1   0  0  1  4  4
Mike McGee              LF        3  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        4  0  1   0  0  1  4  4
Stuart Tapley           3B        5  0  2   1  0  1  1  1
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  1  0   0  1  2  0  0
  Sherman Johnson       PR        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Ruairi O'Connor         RF        2  0  1   0  0  0  1  0
  Ohmed Danesh          PH-RF     2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
  James Ramsey          PH        1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Jack Posey              1B        3  0  0   0  0  0  6  1
  Mike Meschke          PH-1B     1  0  0   0  0  0  1  0
Rafael Lopez            C         3  0  1   0  1  0  4  3
  Parker Brunelle       C         0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Sean Gilmartin          P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            1  0
  John Gast             P                            0  0
  Tyler Everett         P                            0  0
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              37  2 10   2  4  6 27 14
Opp                              29  7  5   5  6  5 27  9

E - Opp-1, FSU-John Gast (2), Stephen Cardullo (20), Jason Stidham (16)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (21), Mike McGee (18)
HR - Opp-1
HBP - Opp-2, FSU-Jason Stidham (7)
SH - Opp-1, FSU-Mike McGee (4)
SF - Opp-1
CS - Opp-2

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sean Gilmartin                  5.0  4  2  2  2  2
Geoff Parker         L (5-2)    1.2  0  3  3  3  2
John Gast                       0.2  1  2  0  0  1
Tyler Everett                   0.2  0  0  0  1  0
Mark Peterson                   1.0  0  0  0  0  0
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FSU                             9.0  5  7  5  6  5
Opp                  W          9.0 10  2  1  4  6


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ARKANSAS 9, FLORIDA STATE 8
06/06/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL, NCAA Super Regional
From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Falls To Arkansas On Walk-Off Hit In The Ninth.

The Seminoles finish the season 45-18 and winners of the ACC Atlantic Division.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Baseball is a game filled with its highs and lows and that was on display in full force Saturday afternoon as Florida State (45-18) saw its season come to a close on a two-run, walk-off double by Arkansas (39-22) in the bottom of the ninth as the Razorbacks went on to defeat the Seminoles 9-8 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Razorback left fielder Andrew Darr came through with the game-winning hit advancing Arkansas to the College World Series for the sixth time in school history.

Trailing by two in the top of the ninth, the Seminoles were down to the their final out before putting together a two-out rally scoring three times off Arkansas closer Stephen Richards (6-1) to take an 8-7 lead. Stephen Cardullo tied the game with a two-run single through the left side scoring Sherman Johnson and Tyler Holt. After a walk to Mike McGee, Jason Stidham gave the Seminoles the lead on a single to left scoring Cardullo from second. Holt started the two-out rally lacing a double to right.

In the bottom of the ninth, reliever Jack Posey (0-1) got Andy Wilkins to fly out to Cardullo in short center for out number one. But then a walk to Bo Bigham and a single to Zack Cox lead to the walk-off double to the gap in left center by Darr to give Arkansas the come-from-behind victory.

Holt finished the afternoon 3-for-5 with two doubles and a single, while Cardullo and McGee drove in three runs a piece. Holt finished the NCAA Tournament hitting .522 (12-for-23) in five games with six doubles and 11 RBI.

The first scoring threat of the afternoon belonged to Arkansas as the Razorbacks loaded the bases on two outs thanks to the first of four hits by Darr and a fielding error by Cardullo at short on a groundball off the bat James McCann. FSU starter Brian Busch left the bases loaded as he got Collin Kuhn to line out to Stuart Tapley at third to keep the game knotted at zero.

Florida State broke the scoreless tie in the fourth on an RBI single by McGee. Holt led off the inning with a single and moved to second on his 34th stolen base of the season. The stolen base moved Holt into a tie for ninth place on the all-time single-season list at FSU. Two batters later, McGee sent a flare into short center on the ninth pitch of the at-bat to give the Seminoles their first lead of the Super Regional.

The lead was short lived as with one swing of the bat Arkansas tied the game at one. Wilkins led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run, taking the first pitch from Busch over the wall in left center for his 18th round tripper of the season. Bigham followed with a double to left, but Busch came back with back-to-back strikeouts and a pop out to second to close out the fourth.

The Seminoles regained the lead in the fifth with four runs to take a 5-1 advantage. Florida State put together three consecutive one-out hits including Holt's RBI double off the fence in right center scoring Mike Meschke who got things started with an opposite field single. Cardullo then brought home Rafael Lopez on an RBI groundout to short. McGee provided the biggest hit of the inning drilling a two-out, 2-2 offering from Arkansas starter Brett Eibner over the wall in left center for his 19th home run of the season.

Eibner's afternoon would come to a close after issuing a walk to Stidham. The sophomore right hander worked 4.2 innings allowing five runs on seven hits as he walked two and struck out four.

After giving up a lead off walk to Kuhn to begin the bottom of the fifth, Busch struck out the next two batters and got Scott Lyons to fly out in foul territory as the Seminoles maintained their four-run lead.

The freshman southpaw retired six straight batters before giving up a solo shot to Darr to start the bottom of the seventh. That would be final batter Busch would face leaving after six plus innings of work.

The Razorbacks were not finished in the seventh scoring four more times to take a 6-5 lead. Arkansas sent nine batters to the plate, while the Seminoles went to the bullpen three times bringing on Geoff Parker, John Gast and Jimmy Marshall. The Razorbacks tagged the three pitchers for a combined four runs, only one of which was earned, on a hit and three walks. Bigham registered the go ahead hit lacing a two-run single back up the middle off Marshall to give the Razorbacks their first lead of the game.

Busch finished the game holding the Arkansas offense to just two runs on six hits as the Boca Raton, Fla., native walked just one, while posting a career-high eight strikeouts.

T.J. Forrest came out of the Arkansas bullpen and shut down the Seminoles for 2.2 innings as he retired all eight batters that he faced before turning the ball over to Richards with one out in the eighth.

Florida State concludes the season at 45-18 and 19-9 in the ACC. The Seminoles finished with the best league record while capturing their third straight Atlantic Division title in 2009.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
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Tyler Holt              CF        5  3  3   1  0  1  1  0
Stephen Cardullo        SS        5  1  1   3  0  1  3  3
Mike McGee              LF        4  1  2   3  1  1  1  0
Jason Stidham           2B        3  0  1   1  2  0  2  3
Stuart Tapley           3B        4  0  1   0  1  0  1  0
Tommy Oravetz           DH        4  0  0   0  0  1  0  0
Ohmed Danesh            RF        3  0  0   0  0  1  2  0
  Ruairi O'Connor       PH-RF     1  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Mike Meschke            1B        3  1  1   0  1  0  7  0
  Sherman Johnson       PR        0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0
  Sean Gilmartin        1B        0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0
Rafael Lopez            C         4  1  1   0  0  2  8  0
Brian Busch             P                            0  1
  Geoff Parker          P                            0  1
  John Gast             P                            0  1
  Jimmy Marshall        P                            0  1
  Mark Peterson         P                            0  0
  Jack Posey            P                            0  0
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FSU                              36  8 10   8  5  7 25 10
Opp                              35  9 10   8  8  8 27 11

E - FSU-Stephen Cardullo (21), Stuart Tapley (15)
2B - Opp-3, FSU-Tyler Holt 2 (23)
HR - Opp-2, FSU-Mike McGee (19)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Tyler Holt (34)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
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Brian Busch                     6.0  6  2  2  1  8
Geoff Parker                    0.1  0  2  1  2  0
John Gast                       0.1  0  2  0  1  0
Jimmy Marshall                  0.2  2  1  1  1  0
Mark Peterson                   0.0  0  0  0  2  0
Jack Posey           L (0-1)    1.0  2  2  2  1  0
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FSU                             8.1 10  9  6  8  8
Opp                  W          9.0 10  8  8  5  7


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